Tuesday, August 26, 2014

You Are So Very Special to Me


Today, I have a card to share that I made using some Reverse Confetti.


I stamped my sentiment from So Very Special in sweet blush, lemon tart, 
ocean tides & aqua mist onto some Heidi Swapp patterned paper.
I die cut the edge using the Double Edge Scallop Border and layered it over 
another piece of Heidi Swapp patterned paper.
Some Pretty Pink Posh sequins finish it off.



  


Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop


Once again, it's time for the monthly Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.
This month's challenge was to be inspired by this photo.


After seeing the photo, I immediately thought of a piece of My Mind's Eye patterned paper
that I'd recently added to my collection. 
I decided to use it to create a card and a layout for the challenge.

Here's my card:


I used the patterned paper as my background. 
Can you see how a few of the circles are gold & shiny? That's why I chose it!
I created a thin border with some berry sorbet card stock (inspired by the thin border around the card in the photo) & stamped my sentiment (from Wet Paint) in aqua mist and heat embossed the "birthday" in gold.


Next, here's the layout:


I used the same patterned paper and created a thin border once again.
I stamped my title using Wet Paint Alphabets in versa mark and heat embossed it in gold.


This little typewriter is a Crate Paper Maggie Holmes embellishment.
I stamped the sentiment onto it -- it's a mix of sentiments from MM: February.


This tag & gold heart are also Maggie Holmes.
I stamped behind them with my Scribbled Circles stamp.

I was inspired by the envelope in the photo and decided to create a vellum envelope in which to tuck my journaling.


The "sweetheart records" embellishment is Maggie Holmes, 
which I adhered to some sweet blush card stock that I'd die cut using Edgers #5 to make the tab.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Stamp-a-faire 2014 Morning Timer Challenge #6

I have another card to share for the Morning Timer Challenge...


I used my MIM Country Fair kit stamps & dies.

I also used this colour combo:


... and this sketch, which I made into a tall card:


Thanks for looking! 

Stamp-a-faire 2014 Morning Timer Challenge #5

I have another card to share for the Morning Timer Challenge...
  

I used my Pedal Pusher stamps and dies, as well as stamps from the MIM Country Fair kit.

I also used this colour combo:


... and this sketch, which I made into a tall card:


Thanks for looking! 

Stamp-a-faire 2014 Morning Timer Challenge #4

I have another card to share for the Morning Timer Challenge...


I used the feather stamps and dies from the MIM Beautiful Brushstrokes kit.
I stamped the sentiment using Wet Paint.

I also used this colour combo:


... and this sketch:


Thanks for looking! 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Stamp-a-faire 2014 Time After Time Challenge #2

For the PTI Time After Time challenge, I went back on my blog to some of my earliest
 posts that were labeled "cards" (before I started making cards, I was primarily a scrapbooker.)

I found this post, dated almost four years ago, in September 2010, 
where I shared three cards that I made.
I decided to remake this one:


Okay, it's pretty cute but there are a lot of patterns happening here!
I sill love using patterned paper & stitching on my cards.
And, I love using journaling cards on my cards, too.
This was in my pre-stamping days, so my sentiment if computer generated.

Here's my remake....


I used a couple of We R Memory Keepers journaling card paper pads that I picked up a few days ago 
at Hobby Lobby. 
I stamped the two feathers onto die cuts card stock using the Feathers from Beautiful Brushstrokes.
I added some Pretty Pink Posh twine and a PTI button. 

Thanks for looking!

Stamp-a-faire 2014 Time After Time Challenge #1

For the PTI Time After Time challenge, I went back on my blog to some of my earliest
 posts that were labeled "cards" (before I started making cards, I was primarily a scrapbooker.)

I found this post, dated four years ago, in August 2010, where I shared four cards that I made.
Truthfully, looking back, I don't love them, and definitely feel I've grown as a card maker
in the last four years -- thankfully! LOL!

So, anyway, I decided to remake some of these cards, starting with this one:


Okay, it's pretty cute! But quite different from what I create now.... not so much in style, per say.
I sill love using patterned paper & stitching on my cards.
But the dinosaurs were fussy cut from patterned paper (which isn't something I do very often anymore) and the sentiment is computer generated.... and I'm wondering how I cut out that nice speech bubble.... it could have been printed on the computer, too, and cut out by hand. 
Or maybe I rounded the corners with a corner rounder....

Well, anyway, onto the remake....


I used a new American Crafts DIY 6x6 paper pad that I picked up a few days ago 
at Hobby Lobby for my background, which I die cut using one of the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Border dies.
I stamped the two foxes onto card stock (soft stone & classic kraft) and paper-pieced them.
I die cut the flower using the little flower die from PTI's Flip Flop dies and added a Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Sparkling Clear sequin for a little sparkle. 
The speech bubble was die cut using a Simon Says Stamp speech bubble die, which I made shorter
by diecutting it twice.

Thanks for looking!


Stamp-a-faire 2014 Ancient Rome Mock Mosaics #2

I have a card to share that I made using Lizzie Jones' Mock Mosaics technique, as well


I applied the embossing paste on my vintage cream card stock background using my hearts cover plate as a stencil.
I die cut my Feather Finery die from  vellum, heat embossed it in gold & added some dark chocolate ink.
I die cut the tag using Tag Sale #7 from Heidi Swapp patterned paper) and stamped my sentiment (from Fancy That) in navy.
A little bird (from Feather Finery) & some twine finish it off.

Thanks for looking!

Stamp-a-faire 2014 Ancient Rome Mock Mosaics #1

I have a card to share that I made using Lizzie Jones' Mock Mosaics technique.


I applied the embossing paste on my vintage cream card stock background using my hexagon cover plate as a stencil.
I die cut my Feather Finery die from sweet blush card stock and stamped it with hibiscus burst & raspberry fizz.
I die cut the banners using Get a Handle On It (from cream card stock & Heidi Swapp patterned paper) and added a Wet Paint Cuts die cut word. 
A few enamel dots finish it off.

Thanks for looking!

Stamp-a-faire 2014 Morning Timer Challenge #3

I made another card for the Morning Timer Challenge this afternoon.
I decided to reuse one of the sketches and made this card...


I was really pleased with how this turned out!
I used some new MME patterned paper and the MIM Country Fair kit.

I also used this colour combo:


... and this sketch, which I rotated again:


Thanks for looking! 

Stamp-a-faire 2014 Morning Timer Challenge #2

I made another card for the Morning Timer Challenge this afternoon....


I used some new MME patterned paper, Scribbled Circles
and a Wet Paint Cuts die cut word.
I stamped the leaves using Wplus9's Spring Blooms stamp set.

I also used this colour combo, but I substituted limeade ice for new leaf.


... and this sketch, which I rotated:


Thanks for looking! 

Stamp-a-faire 2014 Explore Ancient Rome Faux Frescoes #2

I have another card to share that I made using Lizzie Jones' Faux Frescoes technique.


I applied the translucent embossing paste on my white card stock, stamped the globe
from PTI's Destination stamp set, water coloured it and cut it out by hand.
I stamped the sentiment using Wet Paint Alphabet & the new Phrase Play #7 stamp set.
I trimmed the end of the banner using one of the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Border dies.
I water coloured the background.


Thanks for looking!

Stamp-a-faire 2014 Explore Ancient Rome Faux Frescoes #1

I have a card to share that I made using Lizzie Jones' Faux Frescoes technique.


I applied the translucent embossing paste on my white card stock background
as well as on the LL:Square die cut.
I stamped with my new Fancy That stamp set (both the image on the die cut & the sentiment.)
I watercoloured in the medallion using the new palette watercolour inks I got.

It's hard to capture the texture and shine on film...


Thanks for looking!

Stamp-a-faire 2014 Morning Timer Challenge -- Sage

I'm sharing a card that Sage made for the Morning Timer Challenge.
I helped a little & we managed to get it done in 13 minutes and 15 seconds.


Isn't it adorable?
She used some patterned paper from the MIM Sprinkles & Sparkles set,
the Wet Paint die cut and the Cat's Meow stamp, which she water coloured.

She used this colour combo, but substituted harvest gold for limeade ice...


... and this sketch, which she rotated:

I'm also linking her card up to this week's Simon Says Stamp Summer Vacation Kid's Challenge.

Thanks for looking! 

Stamp-a-faire 2014 Morning Timer Challenge #1

I was pretty excited to wake up this morning and find it cloudy & misty with a chance of rain.
We were suppose to walk in the Corn & Apple Festival with our taekwondo club, 
but with it being so cold and wet, we decided to opt out -- which left me with an open morning
to get started on the Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-faire challenges.

I started off with the Morning Timer Challenge and made this card in just over 16 min.


I used a new Webster Pages printed bag, my PTI woodgrain impression plate
and my die cut word and stamps from the MIM Country Fair kit.

I also used this colour combo...


... and this sketch:

Thanks for looking! 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Stamp-a-faire 2014 Friday Night Meet & Greet

Hi there! 
Sage & I spent part of the afternoon tidying up our craft space in preparation
for tomorrow's Stamp-a-Faire at Papertrey Ink.

Here's the video we made for the SAF 2014 Meet & Greet --
special thanks to Jonah for being our cameraman and for making
the many attempts at this video so entertaining!

video

Thanks for looking!

Pretty Pink Posh Cutting Edge Blog Hop

Today's the day for the Pretty Pink Posh Cutting Edge Blog Hop!


I decided to pair the large tag from Paulina's Stitched Duo 1 Dies & aquamarine sequins 


I die cut the tag from vintage cream card stock and then die cut the Perfectly Paisley Confetti Cuts from it.
I traced the shapes with a pencil onto the aqua mist card stock and then adhered my sequins.
The sentiment is from Reverse Confetti's Let's Chill.

So, you'll definitely want to take part yourself in this blog hop....
Just check out the fabulous sponsors:

Check out the details on Paulina's blog to link up your project.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cas(e) this Sketch #89

Today, I have a card to share that I made using
 CAS(E) This Sketch #89 which was designed by me. :)


Here's the card I made using a Studio Calico pocket scrapbooking card.


Over the SC journaling card, I layered a banner (die cut from Heidi Swapp patterned paper using
Papertrey Ink's Get A Handle on It Die) and a PTI Wet Paint die cut.
A few Pretty Pink Posh sequins (6mm Pink Blush4mm Lemon Meringue) finish it off.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on my sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, August 28th to link up your card.

Oh, and before you go... I have a card
that I made with the August Card Sketch
on the Chickaniddy Crafts blog today.

Here's a peek:


I would love it if you would stop by and 
Thanks for looking!