Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hip HOPPING!!!

Morning!!! Are you ready for some Unity? Don't forget to start at the Unity blog for some SERIOUS inspiration. :)
Let me start with a couple cards with the kit of the month- A Little Happy.

Banners are HOT right now! They are everywhere. I was so excited to see a banner image in the new KOM. Not only that BUT you can customize your own. SO COOL!
Don't be afraid to cut the alphabet letters in your kit so you can customize! I started off cutting them up and stamping the banner on pink cardstock. Then I stamped the 'string' on the kraft base three times at an angle.
After I stamped and cut out each banner, I added string. Just use pierce or punch holes and run some string through. EASY! I did add a real bow too. :)
Punches are everywhere too!! I LOVE them, don't you? I was playing around with my scallop punch to create some new grass.
So easy and striking! :) Start off with layering some scalloped strips. I used temporary adhesive on the bottom two strips. :)
Next, I cut along each scallop. :)
Now alternate the scallop strips. You can easily take off the bottom two scallops to make the right combination. :) Easy peasy!!
Lastly, I made a journal with the Brave Girls kit. I can't wait to fill this up. It was inspiring just putting it together. :)
A few detail shots......
Thank you for stopping by!! Now it is time to hop on over to one of my favorite peeps, ERYN! :)

40 comments:

cve said...

so cool!

Brooke said...

WOW! lots of eye candy today from Mare Bear!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your journal... its stunning!! :)

StampinCathy said...

AWESOME! I just love your cards and journal. Thanks for the how to and how you make it sound so easy. Thanks for the inspiring MOJO!

Pam said...

Your personel journal rocks, love the use of the banner stamp on your card also.

BonnieRose said...

awesome maren. Love the journal

Kelly Landers said...

Blown away as always! Love your CAS celebrate card and that grass technique is too fabby! The journal is something I should be doing too... how fabulous it is and a wonderful place to document the journey to become a Brave Girl!

Sherry Campbell said...

Wow- both the card and journal are fantastic!! I hope to have my kit today and have some fun!

Stephanie Zito said...

Wow Maren! You've been busy! Your cards are amazing and your journal is incredible!!!! Beautiful creations! Have a wonderful day!

Renee' Dezember said...

Great stuff Maren! tfs

dahlhousedesigns said...

Wow, you have been busy! Love all of the projects, but the banner card is da bomb!

lisa a.

Natalie Elphinstone said...

love these projects - and thanks for the insight into how you made them too. So beautiful, and you make it look so easy!

Lacey said...

WOW STUNNING CREATIONS!!!

Jen E. said...

fantastic stuff!!

Wendy said...

Thanks for posting a project with the Brave Girls kit. I was considering that for a purchase. Love your cards!

JenMarie said...

OMGoodness, WOW, AMAZING goodies here!!

Eryn Hagen said...

oh WOW Maren...these are all fabulous! that journal is awesome, what a wonderful keepsake it will be!!

Julie Campbell said...

Can I be you when I grow up? ;) Wow! I love everything! Great tips too!

NoraAnne said...

Wow! I was so very taken with your banner card, then to my delight I scrolled down to two more AWESOME projects! I love the grass on your second card, so creative and then that JOURNAL! WOW!!!! I want THAT! SO cool :)

Suz said...

fantastic projects

{jennie} said...

Fabulous creations! Love how inky your stamping block is :-)

Jen said...

Such cute cards Maren! Your journal is fabulous...and so inspiring as you use it each day!

jan farnworth said...

great projects maren thanks for sharing.

Martha said...

wow, your projects are amazing.

Stampin Cats said...

Great Projects.

Stampin Cats said...

Great Projects.

Gwen said...

Wow! Great projects, love the 3D, especially those banners!

Donna said...

WOW! These are all fantastic! Thanks for showing how you did the string and the grass on the first 2 cards and the journal is amazing.

~kelly marie~ said...

Amazing projects! WOW!

Linda said...

that scoend card is so cute I love what you did. and bright colors just a great little card....

Maria Levine said...

oh these are awesome! I love them all and that journal is amazing!! I was just thinking recently about do somethng like that.

Lisa H. said...

oooo and ahhhh! gorgeous, Maren!

Jenna said...

I love what you did with the scallops, what a great idea! That banner card is unlike any I have seen. Its very creative and super cute!

Maria Gurnsey said...

I love your banner card!! Such a great idea :)

Nancy B said...

All of your projects are awesome, love the journal!

Lea L. said...

Awesome, Maren! Totally digging the banners on that first one!

♥♥♥Lea

Scrapcollectr said...

Love the banner card. Such a versatile stamp. Nice job!

Diane S. said...

Thank you for the great ideas-I love the banner card and the idea for the scallop trim too!! Hope I can remember these techniques!

Pam and Presley said...

Very crafty

Your jopurnal is beautiful

Yhanks
Pam

craftswithpamandpresley.blogspot.com

lynn said...

LOVE your journel, maren:)

Carolina said...

Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration! The journal is just stunning and love your banner card...thanks for showing the How~Tos!