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Monday, March 30, 2009

Over The Moon Monday - Color Challenge

Good morning! I hope you are enjoying your Monday. Which means it's time for another Over The Moon Monday challenge. Spring is in the air, and the mental image I get with spring are easter eggs, bunnies and grass. So for today's challenge, I have chosen pastel colors.

This was a very easy card to make. I took a cuttlebug embossing folder and smooshed brilliance ink in coral on the inside. Then I inserted white cardstock and ran it through the cuttlebug. That gave it a pretty pastel color with white diamonds. But the diamonds looked pretty bland, so I took a brilliance inkpad in peacock (3 shades), and lightly ran it over the diamonds. Part of it got onto the coral part, but that was okay, I wasn't going for a crisp look anyway. And it's very shimmery in real life.

I then stamped the easter egg from My Paper Moon onto glossy cardstock with pastel colors (the orange egg isn't as orange in real life). I stamped the eggs again and cut them out and used pop dots to adhere them to the stamped eggs on the glossy cardstock. I mounted this on yellow cardstock. Then I took a piece of pink cardstock and ran it through the cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder. I mounted this on the background, then mounted the eggs on top.

I hope you are enjoying the challenges and will post a link to your creation back here so we can all enjoy your talent.

I told you last week that I would choose a winner from the links in the comments. I'm sad to say there was only 1 entry, but happy that Laura O'Donnell won a prize. I'll get that in the mail to Laura this week.

Now, go do something crafty!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Over The Moon Monday - Layout Challenge

Good morning! I hope you are having a great day! Welcome to another Over The Moon Monday at My Paper Moon. Today will be another card challenge. Post a link in the comments section to your creation using the below layout. I'll draw a winner from the posts next week. Now let's get to it.

Below is the template for your card. Let's see what you can come up with.

This is what I came up with. I love this "auntie" from My Paper Moon and use her quite often. She just looks like somebody's maiden aunt to me.

Why don't you share a link for your creation?

I hope you have a delightful Monday!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Over The Moon Monday

Welcome to another Over The Moon Monday. I hope you are enjoying the challenges each Monday. I am enjoying seeing what you have made using the green and pink colors. Great job!

Today will be a layout challenge. I received a card recently that used this layout, and I liked it so well that I wanted to challenge you to use it, also. Here is the layout:

What can you do with this layout? Below are my 2 cards I made. I hope you can make a card and share with us....

The card below is square. The flower is from My Paper Moon. I ran the bright yellow cardstock through the cuttlebug using the swiss dot embossing folder to give it texture and dimension.

The next card is a regular A-2 sized card. Either card would make a great birthday card, Mother's Day card, or thinking of you card.

I love all the art you have shared with past Over The Moon Monday challenges. I hope you can share some with today's challenge.

Have a GREAT day!

Friday, March 13, 2009


TGIF! I'm glad it's Friday, how about you?

I wanted to share a tag I made using the bookworm stamp. This little guy is so cute!

It makes a great bookmark. I just covered a tag with some background patterned paper, stamped the image and colored, then mounted on a piece of green cardstock and attached to the tag. I added some green ribbon and put a small gold pin to embellish. Very easy and fun to do.

Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? I am just going to enjoy having my hubby home.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Over The Moon Monday - Color Challenge

Once again it's time for Over The Moon Monday here on the blog. Today I would like to challenge you today to use colors that aren't often found together. They were in the piece of clip art I chose for the centerpiece, and I thought they would make a good color combination that we don't usually see.

Today's card was made for my neice, who took a tumble in the parking lot where she works. I started with the clip art I wanted to use, and took my cues from that. There were pastel tintings of green and pink in the clip art, so I chose a green cardstock for the card. I stamped a swirl with white brilliance ink randomly over the cardstock.

The clipart is layered on a glossy ATC blank. I took the ATC and stamped swirls in white brilliance ink, allowed to dry, then brayered on a brown dye ink and wiped it off while it was still wet. I adhered the clipart to the base, then stamped "GRACE" on pink cardstock, which I then punched out and adhered to the ATC. I cut out a piece of a dressmakers tape and adhered to the upper corner, and some lace to the bottom.

The ATC just fit into a cutout in the cardstock, so it's really adhered to the inside of the card. I stamped "thinking of you" (stamp credit: The Angel Company) onto pink cardstock and cut out using the nestability oval dies. I cut out a dark green oval slightly larger, then a pink scalloped oval for the back. I attached a pink of pink ribbon, and punched out 2 borders with pink cardstock to adhere to the top and bottom of the card.

Now it's your turn. Make a card using pink and green and post a link here so we can all admire your handiwork. If I get enough response, I will choose a random winner for some blog candy.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Bunny Family

Once again I've gotten behind in my posts, and I do apologize. My mother-in-law passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning. I got my hubby off to New Hampshire early this morning, and I've just had time to sit down and catch my breath.

I would like to share a card with you, made with stamps from My Paper Moon.

Laura O'Donnell made this delightful card using the bunny family. This set reminds me of the Beatrix Potter bunnies. It's such a fun card for Easter, and Laura did a fantastic job on it.

Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead this weekend, and don't forget to join me on Monday for Over The Moon Mondays here on the blog.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Over The Moon Monday

I am starting a new "Monday" Event here at my blog, called Over The Moon Monday. I will either show you a technique, give you a challenge, give away blog candy, or some other fun event. So, whenever you see the cow jumping over the moon, you'll know we're going to do something fun.

Today, I would like to teach you how to make a background using toilet paper and acrylic paints, called Faux Handmade Paper. The sample below was made by Wendy Kerr. The faux handmade paper is the blue/gray paper behind the dove.

For this project you will need a couple of complementary colors of acrylic paint, some cardstock, and some cheap toilet paper. The cheap toilet paper breaks down much quicker, which is what you want. You might also want to use rubber gloves and you will need paper to lay down on your desk to work on.

First you will put some of the lighter color acrylic paint on your toilet paper and pounce up and down on the cardstock, in random locations. The toilet paper will start to degrade and leave bits of colored toilet paper on your cardstock. This is exactly what you want it to do. Just make sure the pieces left behind are small. I usually flatten them down on the cardstock. When you are happy with the color, use the next color of acrylic paint. Just don't overwork it too much or your colors will get muddy. When you are happy with the results, let the cardstock dry and you will have some fantastic background paper that looks like handmade paper.

I hope you will give this technique a try, and post a link back here so we can all enjoy your endeavors.

Until my next post, have a happy Monday.