30 Day Color Challenge: Day 1 (officially)

Hi Crafty Friends!

Yesterday I posted that I was taking TheDailyMarker’s 30 day color challenge to complete 30 handmade project life cards. Well I guess I was a little excited and the official start date is TODAY…. so I will end up doing 31 cards during this challenge.

30 day marker challenge from TheDailyMarker.com

For today’s Project life card I am using two different Close To My Heart stamp sets. The first is the CTMH Stamp of the month : Choose Happy, the second set is Your own kind of wonderful. I was so excited to use the new SOTM that this was a perfect time to break it out. This design would work fantastic on a card as well and you could put pretty much anything in the frames.

choose happyyourownkindofwonderfulHere is the PL card that I created.

PL card using CTMH March SOTM: Choose Happy @Thecraftypickle.com

I stamped the frame with Memento black ink and then masked off the frame leaving the center open to stamp the butterflies. I used Copic markers to color in the large butterfly and then covered with CTMH Liquid Glass. Once everything was dry, I cut out the frame and used foam adhesive to pop it up on top of another framed stamped image on a 3×4 card.

PL card using CTMH March SOTM: Choose Happy @Thecraftypickle.com

Now I have a fun spring filler card for my Project Life album.

Thanks so much for visiting. See you back tomorrow for day #2 of the color challenge!

Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

Kathy’s 30 Day Color Challenge!

Hi Crafty Friends,

If you haven’t heard, Kathy, From TheDailyMarker.com is starting a 30 day color challenge starting today though April 2nd. I read about her idea and thought this was a great opportunity to do something creative every day for 30 days. I get caught up in a lot of things between family, chores, business stuff, ect… That I forget to do something creative for myself. You can read more about her challenge and see how she is preparing for the 30 days HERE.

I have not only decided to play but to put my own little spin on it. For the next 30 days I plan on making 30 colored Project Life cards to use in my 2015 album. I think this will help me get more practice in with a variety of markers, pencils, and watercolors that I have been neglecting.

I was up late last night so I got an early start on today’s coloring. My newly turned 15-year-old had a sushi lunch for his birthday so I made a project life card that will be perfect for that day.

Coloring Challenge day one @TheCraftyPickle.com

For this first card I used the Paper Smooches stamp set “Calorie Free” and my Copic markers. I even added a little wink of stella glitter to the ginger and used some glossy accents for the plastic grass. To finish it off I did some doodle lines around the card.

It’s simple and didn’t take me any time at all but it felt great to get into the creative mode.

Will you be joining me in taking Kathy’s 30 day color challenge? If so, please link me your projects in the comments this month, I would love to see what you will be creating!

Happy Crafting!

The Crafty Pickle

And the winner is…..

Happy Monday Everyone!

It’s time to announce our blog hop winner! The winner is……

Kimberly Jaster!!!

Congrats, Kimberly! Please email me at tcraftypickle@gmail.com with your mailing address.

Be sure to check our our DT members blogs as some had prizes along the way!

Thanks for playing!

Happy Crafting,

The Crafty Pickle

Worlds Greatest Brother

Hi Crafty Friends!

  Today we have a card for you by our fabulous DT member, Joann! She has a great card using both CTMH product and TCP flair! Take a look.

Hi, thanks for stopping by today! I am sharing with you another masculine card. A quick tip that I found was, pick your color combo out first and you’ll find out that the card will come together quite quickly.

I started off with a dotted stencil and some CTMH Lagoon ink to created a faded corner background. I cut the label using the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge and stamped the image with a coordinating stamp set Perfect fit- Frames Flair with some CTMH Slate Ink,
I also used the stamp set Perfect fit- Dad Holiday to stamp the “World’s Greatest” on some vellum, finished the card off by cutting a few banner shape pieces, some yellow orange twine and of course some TCP Family Themed Flair!
Hope you enjoyed today’s card and as always thanks for stopping by!!
Supplies used
CTMH Inks:  LagoonSlate
Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us, Joann. This has to be one of my favorite cards!
Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

You “Shine”!

Hi Crafty Friends!

   I hope your having a great week. Today our DT member, Julie, is sharing a layout all about herself! How often do we forget about documenting us because we are so busy documenting our family and friends? Take a look at her fabulous layout!

Hi! Today I’ll show you my new LO about me!) 
Not long time I found these photos in my box-with-old-photos and decided to create the Layout with kraft background. 
I added one more colour and made the LO using only brown-kraft, pink and white colours.
I hope you enjoied my project
Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day!
You definately “Shine” Julie! Thank you for sharing with us!
Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

Cute Easter Tag by Alicia

Hi Alicia here with another project for The Crafty Pickle. This time my focus is Easter. I used a November flair (church) to  make this simple tag. I use some old  pattern paper i have and some Tim holtz distress ink but you can use any kind material you want. For the final touch I used an embellishment (flower)  Here is a photo of my Tag:

Be sure to check out TheCraftyPickle on Etsy for lots of inspiring flair!
Thank you so much for sharing Alicia! It is a lovely tag!
Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

CTMH Lifting Spirits: One Stamp Set. Two Looks.

Hi Crafty Friends!

Today we have something special for you. Design team member, Carrie Bryant, and myself have teamed up to bring you two looks with the CTMH stamp set “Lifting Spirits”.

Here is a photo of the stamp set:

Lifting Spirits by CTMH @thecraftypickle.com

I had a lot of fun creating with this stamp set. It is one of my favorites ever since it showed up as a seasonal set last year. It is now in our annual expressions catalog for $13.95. Not only can you use the sentiments included in the set but there are other sentiments like “Happy Birthday” for example, that would look great in the banner as well.

I wanted to create a one layer card but still show some dimension as well. I chose to use alcohol markers as my main medium and used a bit of ink on the edges.

Here is my finished card

CTMH Lifting Spirits card by Taniesa@TheCraftyPickle.com

I started by stamping out the images and sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the clouds, airplane, banner, and background all with alcohol markers. I used the CTMH Touch Twin markers and for extra shading used a few Copic markers as well.

Once everything was dry I took a Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen and a Sakura Gelly roll clear glitter pen and added glitter accents. I used the Sakura pen where I wanted a high amount of shine (around the lines mostly) and the Wink of Stella as a filler.

CTMH Lifting Spirits card by Taniesa@TheCraftyPickle.com

For the final touch I used CTMH Liquid Glass to cover the body of the airplane to make it all shiny. Once completely dry, I mounted the panel on printed paper and then on a note card. You can kind of see the shiny on the airplane in the photo above.

CTMH Lifting Spirits card by Taniesa@TheCraftyPickle.com

I had a lot of fun making this card. I think this is one of my most favorite CTMH sets so far.

Here is a little peek at Carrie’s card, you will need to visit her blog HERE to see more photos as well as a walk-though on  how she created her card.

CTMH Lifting Spirits by Carrie Bryant for TheCraftyPickle.com

I love the dimensional look she achieved with her card!

I hope you enjoyed our One Stamp Set – Two Looks special feature. Let us know if you would like to see more of these kinds of posts in the future by leaving a comment below. There is some wonderful new stamp sets coming out in April!

Also, don’t forget about our Blog Hop giveaway that closes this Wednesday 2/25. Click HERE to get to the first post in the blog hop.

Have a “Uplifting” week!

Happy Crafting!

The Crafty Pickle

Project life with Mona

Happy Friday Crafty Friends!!!

  Today designer, Mona, is sharing her project life pages with us once again. Take a look at her use of TCP Flair within her project life!

Hi guys!

As I said, I will show you my last pages from 2014. This is the last one – week 52.

I’m so sorry, you probably are up to date with your spreads, me too ( almost), but this one had to wait a little to be shown here :)

I used Studio Calico cards form Pl kits, some old embellishments from Sc kits and of course flairs from The Crafty Pickle. Take a look how great they are!

Thank you so much for sharing, Mona. As always, LOVE your Project Life pages!
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Have a fantastic weekend!
Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

Just a pop of color!

Hi Crafty Pickle Fans!

  Today designer, Elodie, has a cute little card using a TCP flair button. Sometimes you just need a pop of color and this flair along with our Color POP collection is perfect for just that. Take a look!

Hi crafty friends !, today I want to show you a little card that I make with TCP flair.

I made this card for the birth of the son of my friend. For this card I used a soft colors.

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Supplies used:

Colorful Star button flair set 

 Thanks for stopping by !

Elodie

I love the bright bold colors she chose, don’t you? 

Don’t forget about our blog hop/Sketch Challenge. The prize is HUGE and you still have time to enter several different ways! Check out the post HERE.

Have a great Thursday!

Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

Follow that flair!!

Hi Crafty Friends!!!

Today Designer, Kristin, has a cute Disney pocket page idea for us. Take a look!

The Arrows Button flair is a fun addition to your page when you want people to follow the pictures around the page and I also added Vintage Camera flair and  A Disney “Let’s Party!” flair also …
Thanks for looking at my pocket page!!!

SO adorable, Kristin! Thank you so much for sharing!

Happy Crafting!

The Crafty Pickle