Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
click here- and Clean and Simple #145-click here. I love working with this cupcake die/stamp set because it means I get so use some sparkle! I added skickles to the bottom and glossy accents to the top. The woven circle die is my new favorite thing, I want to use it on everything! It's my Memory Box. The stamps, dies, and cardstock are all from Papertrey ink.
click here- to use Red, Aqua, Kiwi, and Saffron. Talk about a last minute Father's Day card, I made this card this morning for my Father-in-law who we're seeing around 1pm today! I'm not sure that this green color is really "kiwi" but it's the closest I could find in my stash that wasn't flowery and girly! Does everyone else have a hard time with dude cards or is it just me?! Thanks for looking!
Saturday, June 18, 2011
click here. This week's twist was Wood- any how any way. I ended up using this twist in several ways. I used a wood grain stamp for the background, the scalloped circle is made of birch wood, and the branch has a wood grain impression on it. I used pinkpaislee paper, a Stampin' Up punch for the bird, a Papertrey Ink die and stamp for the cloud, Spellbinders die for the circle, and finally Glimmer Mist to finish off the card with a nice shimmer. Stop by and play along with us this week! The design team has some great inspiration for you too!
Friday, June 17, 2011
Papertrey Ink's "creative retreat" in July! I'm so excited for this event because my three favorite designers (Betsy Veldman, Michelle Wooderson, and Dawn McVey) will be there doing make and takes! This is a bucket list type event for me and I can't wait to show you all what we make there!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
click here- where you ink up your stamp and then roll the edges of it on a different color- very cool! For the Less is More Challenge- click here- the idea is to create one layer card and use a frame of some sort. One layer is not easy for me, I love embellishments but it was nice to push myself a little here and just use stamping! The dress is actually from the Little Lady stamp set and I got this idea from Debbie Olson. The flower is from Year of Flowers and the sentiment is from Post Marks. Thanks for looking!
click here. This is a really awesome technique that I've never seen before. Basically you use your score board to create the lines for wood planks and then drag a white and then brown ink pad across the paper to give it a wood grain effect. Totally cool!
Monday, June 13, 2011
So I had to give this challenge another go-click here! This one has the tic-tac-toe of buttons, die, and embossing. I am in love with this paper and have been holding off on using it because it's so pretty! On Sunday I went to the monthly card class at Right At Home Scrapbooking in Plainville and we got next month's kit which has the paper! Yay! Now I have bite the bullet and cut into it! We also got a set of these adorable wooden butterflies. Thanks for looking! PS- it's been cloudy in MA for days now so this angle was the only way I could get even close to enough light on the card! I know it's not ideal!
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
click here- and then used the colors and background idea from the Embellish blog- click here. I have to admit that I'm not in love this card but if you saw some of the things that were done to this card along the way you'd agree this is the best of what I was working with- haha! The wood grain pattern is from HERO ARTS!
Friday, June 10, 2011
click here- was fun but also challenging at the same time. The challenge is to pick a tic tac toe roe and make a card with those elements. So many choices! I ended up using a lot of choices but the actual tic tac toe roe I have is: buttons, flowers, twine! I used PTI dies and felt for the flowers and another PTI die for the tag. The leave branch is from Paper Source and I hand cut out the image. The background image is from Unity Stamp Co.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
click here- the challenge is to use tissue paper to add texture to the card. This is something I've never done but I love it! You basically just cover your card with white glue and then add crinkled tissue paper to the top and run it through your die cutting machine to flatten it out. Love it! I posted three pics so you could see the texture closer up. I admit some of my tissue paper did rip a little- I think too much glue is the culprit and I also should have made sure the glue went all the way to the edges. But oh well, again this is my first go around. Thanks for looking!
click here. A girl I work with is due next month and is having a baby girl. She was telling me yesterday that the nursery is pink and green and her bedding is polka dots. So, while I had it on my mind, I wanted to make her a baby card! The baby face on the pea is actually from a different set than the pea but because I had them out at the same time I had an AHA moment and realized the face fit the pea perfectly! I love when that happens!