Thursday, January 26, 2012

Owl Birthday Card with 2 Videos

Hi everyone

Today I have two videos and one card to share with you. The first video is about selective inking, and the second video is the fifth episode in my Inspired by Pinterest video series. Both videos have to do with the card I'm sharing today. I will also be entering the card into the current Simon Says Stamp challenge, which has a "Anything Goes" theme =)

Here are the two videos about the card:




And here's a picture of the finished card:



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta



SPARKS Challenge: January 26th - February 8th

Hi everyone!

Today I'm sharing my DT card for the current SPARKS challenge. Here's the inspiration photo for this challenge:
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Here's the card I made:
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Stamps by Paper Smooches

I took inspiration from the striped pattern of the leaves in the picture, as well as the overall color scheme. I stamped the fish and sentiment using grey JB ink, onto a piece of white cardstock. I colored in the fish with some Copic markers. For the cardbase, I cut strips of colored cardstock, and adhered them onto a white cardbase. The image panel was adhered to the cardbase using foam adhesive

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Be sure to check out this new challenge over at the SPARKS blog =)
- Marie / Legojenta


Monday, January 23, 2012

Young Crafters Unite - Challenge #6

Hi everyone

Today I have my card for the sixth YCU challenge to share with you. Please go check it out on the YCU blog! The challenge this time is:


Here's a look at the sketch for this challenge:


And here's my card for this challenge:


I simplified the sketch a wee bit for my card. I stamped and colored in the sheep image, and stamped the sentiment onto a strip of cardstock. I cut the one end of the cardstock strip in a v-shape. I adhered everything to a kraft colored cardbase, and added a blue button tied with twine.


Now, I'f you haven't checked out this challenge over at the YCU blog, please use this link to get there:

We have an awesome design team on the YCU blog. They've all made fabulous creations for this challenge! Please go check out their fabulous creations for this challenge as well =)


Jess Larsen - http://jesslarsen.blogspot.com/  - Jess is not participating in this challenge.

Paulina Nakamura - http://prettypinkposh.blogspot.com/ 
- Paulina is not participating in this challenge.

And lastly, my fellow co-creator of the Young Crafters Unite! blog

Britta Swiderski - http://brittaswiderski.com

Before you go, I wanted to let you know that we have an amazing sponsor for our challenge! Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring us with a $25 gift certificate to their fabulous online store! Thank you so much, Simon Says Stamp =)
If you haven't seen it yet, you should really check out their store. They have a huge selection of cardmaking, stamping and scrapbooking supplies! Just click on their graphic below to go to their store =)


Simon Says Stamp



Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope you'll be able to join us for this fun challenge over at the YCU blog =)
- Marie / Legojenta


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Rainbow Colored Stars Card

Hi everyone!

Today I have a card to share with you, that I made to enter into the following challenges:





Here's the card I made:


Stamps by Paper Smooches

I was very inspired by not only the rainbow theme, but in particular how the colors on the rainbow dress went from red to pink and back to red again. I wanted todo the same thing for my project. I stamped the little star in different colored inks, from red to pink in the middle and back to red again. I stamped the stars on a curvy line to add even more movement. I then stamped the sentiment in black, matted the image onto black cardstock, and adhered it to a white cardbase with foam adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta


Thursday, January 12, 2012

It's Giveaway Time!

Hi everyone!

Today I have a prize package to give away to you, my blog and/or YouTube followers. I've gathered up some things to give away, and I made a video to show them all to you.




And here's a picture of everything together:


Now, onto the rules for entering this giveaway:
- The giveaway is open to everyone, no matter where you live
- The deadline for this giveaway is January 31st, at midnight my time
- You must be a follower of my blog, my YT channel, or both, to enter the giveaway. Please write either 'YT subscriber' or 'Blog follower' behind your name in the Inlinkz tool, so that I know where to find you =)
- As I said in the video, having children, nieces/nephews or other children you can share some of the prize with, is not nescessary to enter into this giveaway.

There are two ways to enter my giveaway. You can do one or both of them:
- Leave a comment on this blog post, sharing a card/project I've made, that you like a lot, or feel inspired by. Then, leave your information in the Inlinkz tool below.
- Post the picture of my giveaway, with a link back to this blogpost, in the sidebar on your blog. Then, leave your information in the Inlinkz tool below.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta


SPARKS Challenge: January 12th - January 25th

Hi everyone!

Today I'm sharing my DT card for the current SPARKS challenge. Here's the inspiration photo for this challenge:
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Here's the card I made:
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Stamps by Paper Smooches

I took inspiration from the fabulous red and white polkadot on the inspiration photo, along with the green details and white color. I stamped the monster onto green patterned paper and white cardstock (for the eyes and tooth), and paper pieced him together. I also added a little bit of shading to the paper pieced monster with a grey Copic marker. I diecut a banner shape, stamped the sentiment on it, and colored in the hearts. I also stamped parts of the sentiment again, colored in one heart from it, and cut it out. I then adhered that heart to the monster.
For the red polkadot layer, I punched and adhered white circles to a red base. I rounded the corners of the panel, and adhered my banner and monster onto it using foam adhesive. The panel was adhered to a white cardbase using more foam adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Be sure to check out this new challenge over at the SPARKS blog =)
- Marie / Legojenta


Monday, January 9, 2012

Chipboard Zig Zag Card

Hi everyone!

Today I'm sharing a card I made to enter into the following challenges:






Here's the card I made:



I made a faux chipboard label shape for my card. I stamped a zig zag pattern onto white cardstock, and diecut a label shape out of it. I then diecut the same shape three more times out of thin chipboard. I adhered all the shapes on top of eachother, making a faux chipboard shape. I edged the shape with a black marker to cover up the grey core of the chipboard. I then stamped a sentiment onto white cardstock, and cut it out in a banner-like shape. I adhered the banner to the chipboard shape using foam adhesive. I then adhered the chipboard piece to a 3 3/4" by 5" white cardbase.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Birthday Bear Card

Hi everyone!

Today I have a birthday card to share. I'll be entering the card into these challenges:


Simon Says Stamp Challenge - New Something
Cute Card Thursday - What's New

Here's the card I made, using my new Lawn Fawn stampset (Critters in the Snow)



I stamped the bear, drew in a little triangle partyhat on his head, and colored him with Copic markers. I then cut him out, and edged the cut edges with ablack marker. For the card itself,  I added a layer of patterned paper to a white cardbase. I "dotted on" some scattered tiny dots of  Spica glitter pen on the patterned paper. I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of white cardstock, and adhered the bear to the strip. I then adhered the strip with the bear onto the card, using foam adhesive. I finished up the partyhat with a white pearl.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Young Crafters Unite - Challenge #5

Hi everyone

Today I have my card for the fifth YCU challenge to share with you. Please go check it out on the YCU blog! The challenge this time is:




Here's my card for this challenge:


I cut out a pink cardstock heart, and stamped onto it with a script stamp from Prima (discontiniued, I think). I used pink distress ink for that. I then stamped the sentiment in the same pink ink onto a strip of white cardstock, and cut v-shapes into the ends to create that banner look. Nice, simple CAS card, this one =)


Now, I'f you haven't checked out this challenge over at the YCU blog, please use this link to get there:

We have an awesome design team on the YCU blog. They've all made fabulous creations for this challenge! Please go check out their fabulous creations for this challenge as well =)



And lastly, my fellow co-creator of the Young Crafters Unite! blog

Britta Swiderski - http://brittaswiderski.com

Before you go, I wanted to let you know that we have an amazing sponsor for our challenge! Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring us with a $25 gift certificate to their fabulous online store! Thank you so much, Simon Says Stamp =)
If you haven't seen it yet, you should really check out their store. They have a huge selection of cardmaking, stamping and scrapbooking supplies! Just click on their graphic below to go to their store =)


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Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope you'll be able to join us for this fun challenge over at the YCU blog =)
- Marie / Legojenta


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Videos about Tools and Products

Hi everyone!

Today I have two video to share with you. I decided to make two videos about the tools and products I use most often in my papercrafting and cardmaking. I split it up so that I have one video for stamping tools and products, and one for cardmaking tools and products. Here are the two videos:



I've linked the products in the video below. Please keep in mind that I couldn't always find the exact same product I have to link up. So some of the products I've linked may be the same type of product, but from another company or something. There are also a few products I haven't been able to link. So, if you have any questions at all, feel free to ask =)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta







Sunday, January 1, 2012

Inspired by Pinterest - Episode 4

Hi everyone!

Today I have a new video in my Inspired by Pinterest video series to share:
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You can also watch the video on my YouTube channel here


Here's the picture of my finished card:


I'm really pleased with how this card turned out. And I'm so happy that I cut off the top of the cardbase, and made it a rectangular card instead of a square card! I hope you like it, and that you like the video too =)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today
- Marie / Legojenta





The inspiration picture in this video is from: http://craftingconfessions.blogspot.com/2011/08/casing-right-back-at-ya-diva.html