Saturday, March 31, 2012
Hello friends! Today is the start of a new challenge at Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge and we have a one layer card for you today! Sometimes what first appears simple, isn't at all! I wondered if poking a hole in the card violated the one layer rule but I'm thinking not since it really is subtracting a layer, right? :)
I knew right away I wanted to use French Country and whenever I think of that style, blue and yellow come immediately to mind. I started off by stamping the background and then punching out the window with a Label 25 die. I traced the opening so I knew where to stamp on the inside and then stamped the label and the sentiment with the fleur de lys on the interior using navy ink. I finished the card with some stickles and a bit of twine.
Thanks for visiting and I sure hope you have a chance to play along! If you don't yet own any Waltzingmouse Stamps, there are a lot of freebies in the store that you can play along with. Remember, one random (and lucky!) participant will win the stamp set of their choice and three will be crowned Top Mouse!
Supplies: Stamps (Waltzingmouse), Cardstock - Select White (PTI), Ink - YoYo Yellow, Night of Navy (SU!), Stickles, Twine (Country Clean), Labels 25 Die (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
If you haven't had a chance to play along, I encourage you to do so! You still have until the 31st at 9pm Pacific to link up! You don't have to use TCM stamps on your creation to enter the challenge and be eligible to win a TCM stamp set of your choice! Woo Hoo!! But, if you do use TCM stamps and you're the winner, you will win the set of your choice and a coupon for 15% off another stamp set of your choice!
Supplies: Stamps - Telegram (TCM), DP/Sticker/Transparency - French Kiss Collection (Glitz Design), Glitter Ribbon (American Crafts), Ink - Crumb Cake (SU!), foam squares
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
I started off with my new Konnichiwa papers I've been positively dying to use since they arrived a couple of weeks ago. What perfect colors for spring! I stamped the Journal Hearts onto one of the papers and then stamped the Every Little Thing (122 SO) sentiment inside in chocolate ink to match the stripe in the background paper. I finished the card with some cardstock stickers from the collection and tied the little lantern with some twine and a rhinestone.
Thanks for visiting!
Supplies: Stamps (Rubbernecker), DP/Embellishments - Konnichiwa Collection (Basic Gray), Rhinestone (Swarovski), Twine (May Arts), foam squares, Ink/Cardstock - Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Monday, March 26, 2012
I started with a base of medium kraft cardstock and used some patterned paper and a journaling card from the Sasparilla collection from October afternoon. I just love that bandana print! I added some Adage Tickets, some film strip ribbon, and a seam binding bow and finished the card with a little cowboy hat charm tied with some baker's twine.
Link up by Sunday for a chance to be chosen one of our Top Three and one lucky participant will be entered in a drawing for a Kraft Outlet gift certificate! Fun!
Supplies: Cardstock - Medium Kraft (TKP), DP/Journaling Card - Sasparilla Collection (OA), Seam Binding (7 Gypsies), Baker's Twine (TKO), Charm (Oriental Trading Company), Filmstrip Ribbon/Adage Tickets (Tim Holtz), Ink - Tea Dye Duo (PTI)
Sunday, March 25, 2012
I just received the Rosie Posie set from my friend, Wendy, and have been dying to get them inky! I've stamped a few roses for another project that you'll see here on the blog shortly but I focused on that incredible honeycomb background this time! I stamped the background in yellow and Aqua Mist and then made a button card using Button Boutique and my pinking scissors. I added some feathers and a couple of stick pins for some pizzazz and then finished the card with four vintage buttons.
I hope you enjoyed my take on the theme this month and I hope to see you back here again next month!
Supplies: Stamps - Rosie Posie, Button Boutique (PTI), Ink - YoYo Yellow, Going Gray (SU!), Aqua Mist (PTI), Cardstock - Select White (PTI), Feathers (Michael's), Stick Pins (Maya Road), pinking shears, foam squares, vintage buttons
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Hello friends! Today is new challenge day at Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge and we have this beauty from MM, Renee Lynch -
I took some liberties with the sketch in order to use my new stamps - how amazing are they?! I stamped the harlequin background from Heirloom Patterns in grey over white cardstock and mounted the panel on a dark gray card base. I stamped the large label from Paris Nouveau in pink and the Eiffel Tower image from the same set and then cut them out and adhered them to the card. I finished the card with a "Merci" sentiment and some feathers which were inspired by the Fascination with Feathers challenge at Moxie Fab World! Fun!
Play along with us this week for a chance to be chosen Top Mouse! And, one random participant will be chosen to win the stamp set of their choice! Thanks for visiting!
Supplies: Stamps - Heirloom Patterns, Paris Nouveau (WMS), Cardstock - Smokey Shadow, Select White (PTI), Ink - Going Gray, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black (SU!), Feathers (Pudgy Feathers), Stick Pins - Jenni Bowlin, Ribbon (my stash), Die - Labels 25 (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug, foam squares
I based my card on this week's Simple Elegance Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World! I adore those colors!! I am in love with the Lace Background stamp and used white craft ink to stamp it on a panel of kraft cardstock. Don't you think it looks a bit like the carpet in the photo? I stamped the Flowers with Dragonfly stamp onto some white cardstock and then colored it with copics to give it that touch of blush from the photo. I finished the card with some gorgeous trim, some Stickles, and the Mother's Day sentiment. We've changed things up a bit and this month we have a little game for you! Look for words some of us have chosen to describe our mothers - my word is brave! Report back to the Stampin' Sisterhood blog with all the words you have found and you'll have a chance to win the stamp set of your choice! What a great prize! And, for an extra entry, share our hop on your Facebook page or blog!
Now head over to Joan's blog for some more wonderful inspiration!
Supplies: Stamps (Rubbernecker), DP - Curio Collection (Basic Gray), Copic Markers, Stickles, Labels Die (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug, Ribbon (May Arts), Gemstones (Recollections), Ink - Basic Black (SU!), Cardstock - Basic Black, Whisper White (SU!), Brown Kraft (The Kraft Outlet)
Thursday, March 22, 2012
And, now for the big winner of the TCM stamp set of choice...Cara was lucky #14 according to Random.org! I've sent her an email and will soon be sending her the stamp set of her choice! Thanks to everyone for their comments and for playing along! :) Have a wonderful day!
Supplies: Stamps - No Greater Love (TCM), DP/Transparency - Pretty in Pink Collection (Glitz Design), Ink - Bravo Burgundy (SU!), Cardstock - Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla (SU!), Ribbon (Crafta), foam squares
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I used three new sets for this card today starting off with that wonderful honeycomb from "Thanks Bee to Thee" which I stamped onto a woodgrain patterned paper. I stamped that gorgeous rose from "Beautiful Spring" twice onto some red polkadot paper twice, cutting out the center of one rose and then attaching it to the larger rose for some dimension. I stamped the leaf image twice and cut them out and layered them all onto the card. I finished the rose with a rhinestone center and with some Stickles. I stamped the sentiment from "Mother and Father" onto a tag and attached it to the bottom of the card. I finished the card with some crochet trim and some glitter ribbon.
Now head off to Jenny's blog for some more wonderful inspiration! Thanks for visiting!The Craft's Meow Blog
Supplies: Stamps - Thanks Bee to Thee, Mother and Father, Beautiful Spring (TCM), DP - Emma's Shop Collection (Crate Paper), Stickles, Crochet Trim (May Arts), Glitter Ribbon (American Crafts), Ink - Chocolate Chip (SU!), Cardstock - Light Kraft (The Kraft Outlet), Tag Die (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug, Rhinestones (Recollections), foam tape
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
I started off with a large shipping tag that I stamped with the large honeycomb image and then stamped two little bees and their cute little buzz trails! I added some Stickles for their wings and then finished the tag with some fun ribbon and three gorgeous flowers!
As I've mentioned all week, because this is a birthday celebration, there are lots of fun and prizes to be had! Today we've got a challenge based on the photo below. Head to the blog for all of the details!
Oh, if you haven't already, head over to my DT announcement post and leave a comment for a chance to win you choice of sets from The Craft's Meow! I'll announce the winner this Thursday!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! :)
Supplies: Stamps - Thanks Bee to Thee (TCM), Shipping Tag/Reinforcer (Tim Holtz), Ink - Chocolate Chip (SU!), Staz-On, Stickles, Flowers (Petaloo), Ribbon (SU!)
Monday, March 19, 2012
For my "Spring is Here" card, I stamped and cut out the little owl and then pieced the little umbrella, stamped some raindrops and then stamped the text square three times down the side of the red paper. I stamped and pieced the little flowers, added some pearls for the centers, and finished the card with a couple strands of baker's twine.
Card 1 Supplies: Stamps - Get Well Soon (TCM), Cardstock - Select White (PTI), Ink - Basic Black, Real Red (SU!), Big and Bossy (Ranger), Embossing Powder (SU!), foam squares
Card 2 Supplies: Stamps - Spring is Here (TCM), Cardstock - Select White (PTI), Ink - Basic Black (SU!), DP (Sassafras), Pearls (Recollections), Baker's Twine (Country Clean)
I started with a base of light kraft cardstock and layered some gorgeous new French Kiss papers on top. I used some black photo corners and tied some brown burlap string around the small panel before adhering it to the card. I used a sticker on a small kraft shipping tag that I edged with some dye ink and tied with some gorgeous brown seam binding. Finally, I stamped an apothecary sticker with a "merci" sentiment and attached it to the card.
Don't forget to link up by Sunday for a chance to be one of our Top Three! One lucky participant in March will receive a voucher to the Kraft Outlet!
Supplies: Cardstock - Light Kraft (The Kraft Outlet), DP/Sticker - French Kiss Collection (Glitz Design), Photo Corners (Michael's), Twine (May Arts), Apothecary Sticker (Jenni Bowlin), Seam Binding (7 Gypsies)
Sunday, March 18, 2012
I made this fun birthday card for my friend's son who is turning two and thought the candle set stamp and the wish text were perfect! I stamped the candles onto white cardstock, colored them with my Copics, and then added some gold glitter for the candle "flames." I stamped the sentiment on a tag and used some cupcake papers and a coordinating layered sticker to finish the card. I hope he likes it! :)
Head over to our Stampin' Sisterhood blog for more details! Thanks for visiting!
Supplies: Stamps (Rubbenecker), DP/Embellishments - Celebration Collection (American Crafts), Cardstock - Select White (PTI), Inkk - Basic Black (SU!), Copic Markers, Glitter (Crayola)
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Hello friends! It has long been a dream of mine to be on a design team where I can showcase new releases and I am thrilled to be a new designer for The Craft's Meow!! March is such a special time to TCM because it is their first birthday and along with three new designers, there are two guest designers this month, Amy Kolling and Deborah Nolan! I'm so happy to be crafting along side all of you!
Without further ado, here are my samples using two new wonderful sets designed by Nina Brackett! "Beautiful Spring" is a set chock full of wonderful spring images from florals to butterflies with both outline and silhouette stamps!
I stamped one of the silhouette florals from the set in green ink at the bottom of the white panel and then stamped the large outline butterfly onto some patterned paper and then again on the white panel. As you can see in the photo below, I folded the wings upward so you could see the outline underneath. I love the look that technique gives!
I finished the card with some green micro beads for the flower centers and some sheer burgundy ribbon that complimented the patterned paper and card base.
This next card features the "Mother and Father" set, also designed by Nina Brackett! I chose to make a Father's Day card and stamped the father image once in the center of a cream panel using dark brown ink and then again multiple times using a lighter brown ink. I love how the sentiment pops! Well, I hope you enjoyed these previews today - I had such a fun time using these stamps!
Before I let you go, I wanted to tell you that there will be giveaways on The Craft's Meow blog and birthday challenges to play along with each day of the birthday festivities! Head over to the blog for all of the details! To whet your appetite, the challenge today is a sketch challenge with this beauty by Amy - Thanks so much for stopping by today and I'll see you tomorrow with more new goodies! Oh, if you haven't already, head over to my DT announdement post and leave a comment for a chance to win you choice of sets from The Craft's Meow!
Supplies Card 1: Stamps - Beautiful Spring (TCM), Cardstock - Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White (SU!), Ink - Certainly Celery, Basic Black (SU!), Micro Beads (SU!), Distressing Tool (Making Memories), Ribbon (my stash)
Supplies Card 2: Stamps - Mother and Father (TCM), Cardstock - Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla (SU!), Ink - Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake (SU!), Tea Dye Duo (PTI), Twine (May Arts), Photo Corners (Michael's)