Saturday, July 30, 2011
I started the card with a couple of layers of patterned papers and covered the seam with some floral washi tape and tied it up with some twine. I stamped the heart and sentiment from Seasons of Love and finished it with a chocolate ribbon.
Don't forget to link up by next Friday for a chance to be Top Mouse and to win a set of Waltzingmouse Stamps! Thanks for visiting!
Supplies: Stamps - Seasons of Love (WMS), Cuttlebug, Heart Die (Spellbinders), Cardstock - Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla (SU!), DP - Iron Orchid Designs, Ink - Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip (SU!), Tea Dye Duo (PTI), Twine (PTI), Washi Tape, Ribbon (My Stash)
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Today I'm sharing a card I made with the wonderful, floral medallion stamp which I'm also entering in the new botanicals challenge over at the Moxie Fab blog. I love all things in the arts and crafts or art deco style and this stamp just spoke to me! I stamped the image in chocolate ink on a sheet of cardboard (recycled some packaging materials), colored it with some Copic Markers, and then inked the edges with some cream craft ink. I mounted the panel on a chocolate card base and finished the card with a shabby ribbon.
Thanks for visiting!
Supplies: Stamps (RN), Cardstock - Chocolate Chip (SU!), Ink - Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla (Craft) (SU!), Copic Markers, Distrezz it All, Ribbon (Memriemare)
Monday, July 25, 2011
Today I'm happy to share a card I made for this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. This month we were challenged to come up with a project based on this photo - I decided to use the colors from the photo to make a cheery birthday card using the very first PTI stamp set I ever bought - Piece of Cake. I used the floral images to stamp a piece of Aqua Mist cardstock and then embossed them with white embossing powder so they'd pop a bit more and then added rhinestones to the centers of the largest flowers. I tied a white ribbon around the panel and then tied a little tag with a "Wish" sentiment to the bow using orange and white baker's twine. I finished the card with a die cut I found that matched perfectly.
I can't wait to see what lovely creations are out there today!
Supplies: Stamps - Piece of Cake (PTI), Cardstock - Aqua Mist, Terracotta Tile, Select White (PTI), Ink - Very Vanilla, Dusty Durango (SU!), Embossing Powder (SU!), Rhinestones (Recollections), Cupcake Die Cut (K&Co), Ribbon (Crafta), Baker's Twine (Divine Twine)
Sunday, July 24, 2011
I started off knowing I wanted to use my Verve Believe set and stamped the chrysanthemums onto some pink felt but I smudged the ink a bit (I even used StazOn!) when I was cutting them out. Instead of scrapping them, I flipped them over to see if they were still usable and I really liked how they stacked even without the flower markings. I found some matching pink cardstock (the pinks match up better in person than they seem to do in this photo), layered some cute October Afternoon papers and some tickets and finished the card with a great sentiment.
I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend! I sure did!
Supplies: Stamps - Believe (Verve), DP - Thrift Store Collection (OA), Paper Embellishments - 5&Dime Miscellany (OA), Cardstock - Pixie Pink, Very Vanilla (SU!), Ink - Basic Black (SU!), Tea Dye Duo (PTI), vintage button, foam squares, Distrezz it All, Felt (PTI)
Saturday, July 23, 2011
The minute I saw this sketch, those little rectangles at the bottom reminded me of tickets so I die cut a few and then remembered I had the great, movie-themed Curtain Call papers and the card just kind of came together (don't you love it when that happens?!) I layered two coordinating papers together, stamped the tickets with images from the Rescue Remedies set and a sentiment from Seasons of Love - Tags, and popped those off with some foam squares. I finished the card with a glitter star and some film strip ribbon.
Link up your creations by next Friday for a chance to win some WMS or to be named Top Mouse! It's fun!
Supplies: Stamps - Rescue Remedies, Seasons of Love - Tags (WMS), DP - Curtain Call Collection (G45), Ticket Die (PTI), Cuttlebug, Cardstock - Lunchbag Kraft (TKO), Vintage Cream (PTI), Ink - Basic Black (SU!), Star (Memriemare), Filmstrip Ribbon (Tim Holtz)
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Now I have a lot of paper and I've had a few sheets from the Webster's Pages Trendsetter that I was given a while back that are a little too bright for my usual style. Well, I've been looking at brights lately and pulled them out along with this bright pink trim and came up with this card! I used one of the botanical stamps from Because of You that I stamped off once for the center circle and added a sentiment from Let it Shine. I finished the card with a row of Bloomers and a butterfly with a touch of glitter.
Thanks for visiting!
Supplies: Stamps - Because of You, Let it Shine (Verve), DP/Ribbon - Trendsetter Collection (Webster's Pages), Cardstock - Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black (SU!), Ink - Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black (SU!), Cuttlebug, Dies (Spellbinders), Glitter (Martha Stewart)
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I chose to make this card using the color palette for this week's CR84FN challenge! I love the pinks with the yellows and immediately thought of my fabulous new daisy stamp. I layered pink cardstock with a pretty patterned paper, added a pale yellow deckle oval, and then stamped the daisies onto white cardstock and colored the centers with a Copic marker. I fussy cut all around the daisies and mounted them onto the oval using foam squares to give them a bit of dimension. I finished the bouquet with a little, pink baker's twine bow and added the beautiful wishes sentiment to the bottom of the card, stamped directly onto the patterned paper.
Thanks for visiting!
Supplies: Stamps - Beautiful Wishes, Daisies (RN), Cardstock - Pixie Pink, Barely Banana (SU!), DP (DCWV), Ink - Basic Black (SU!), Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Dies (Spellbinders), Corner Chomper, Twine (Divine Twine)
Monday, July 18, 2011
Today I'm sharing a project that I made using the Lunch Bag Kraft CD Sleeve and other goodies from The Kraft Outlet. One of my favorite things ever was my wedding day and this project was inspired by our wedding invitations. It just so happens that my husband and I chose letterpressed CD sleeve invitations for our wedding that folded like a book and included a DVD of photos and movies of our courtship set to our favorite music. Don't you think that would make a cute anniversary gift, too?
I stamped and embossed both the front and back of the CD sleeve with anniversary-themed images, and stamped the CD with a "happily ever after" message.
While I was working on this project and we were reminiscing about these invitations, my hubby and I laughed at how "me, me, me" it seemed but we really loved the idea of sharing so much of ourselves with our family and friends. Here we are cuting our cake...And this is a photo of my inspiration for this week's project...Thanks for visiting and I hope you come play along with us at The Kraft Journal this week!
Supplies: Stamps - Cameo To Go, Vintage Labels 5, Eat Cake, Vintage Lables 10 (WMS), Kraft CD Sleeve, Distress Inks (TKO), Embossing Powders (SU!, American Crafts), Pearls (Hero Arts)
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
I just love all of the floral flourishes (say that fast three times!) available from Rubbernecker and created my background using three separate stamps (30-15, 30-12, and 30-30.) I stamped each in Very Vanilla craft ink on dark brown cardstock then stamped the large stamp from the Opera set, cut it out and distressed the edges, then adhered it to the card using foam squares. I finished the card with some rhinestones for added sparkle.
Supplies: Stamps - Flourishes, Opera Set (RN), Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip (SU!), Ink - Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake (SU!), Rhinestones (Taylored Expressions)
Monday, July 11, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
I used the new Confetti collection from American Crafts and my new Say it Loud stamps from Waltzingmouse to make the card. I layered two of the patterned papers from the collection together and finished the card with a journaling sticker that I stamped with the sentiment, a cupcake embellishment, and finished the card with a pretty satin ribbon.
Now for the fun stuff -
As I sit here today reflecting back on my now 41 years on this planet, I am overwhelmed by everything I have been blessed with and want to share a tiny piece of that with a lucky reader. I'm embarrassed by how many crafting supplies I have that haven't seen the light of day and gathered them together here - 30 sheets of scrapbooking papers from My Mind's Eye, an eyelet setter and small fabric flowers from Making Memories, blue baker's twine, mica flakes, a sheet of birthday-themed alphabet stickers, various stamps, and some fabric baggies. All you need to do to win this package is comment on this post by midnight Sunday night (7/10.) I will choose a winner and announce it here on the blog on Monday.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful day!!
Supplies: Stamps - Say it Loud (WMS), DP/Embellishments (American Crafts), Cardstock - Pretty in Pink (SU!), Ink - Chocolate Chip (SU!), Ribbon (Kate's Paperie)
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
I made this card for the Moxie Fab World Beautiful Borders challenge using my fab new Rubbernecker stamps! I've been dying to use this huge background stamp (4.25 x 5.5") since I got it and I had a brilliant idea to stamp the background three times in varying shades of blue, cut them into border strips, and reassemble on the front of the card. I finished with some shabby ribbon, a stamped tag, and a vintage button.
If you haven't seen yet, there is a little contest over on the Rubbernecker blog to come up with a clever nickname for the new design team! Head over and give us your best suggestions - the winner will take home a $25 gift certificate to the store! How cool is that?!
Supplies - Stamps (RN), Ink - Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Not Quite Navy (SU!), Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla (SU!), Ribbon (Memriemare), Button (vintage), Twine (PTI), Cuttlebug, Tag Die (Spellbinders)