Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I'm flying by with a quick post tonight. Hee hee... bird humor... get it? This is an easy and fast card I made with a bird set from Unity! Love the little flourish on his tail. Enjoy!
Stamps: Birds of a Feather (Unity Stamp Co.). Paper: Kraft, Bashful Blue, PTI Select White, Marrakech designer (Basic Grey). Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers. Other: ribbon (May Arts), Diamond Lace Edger Punch (EK Success), wood buttons (PTI), dimensionals, mat pack, paper piercer.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
To celebrate (okay, more like procrastinate) my time outdoors I made this cute card using a Kim Hughes stamp set. I stamped the mountains a couple of times and colored with Copic markers. For more color I airbrushed the ground and sky. Next I stamped, colored and cut out the bear and added to the background with dimensionals.
I added some designer paper, ribbon, button and some sparkly bling to decorate this card. When done assembling I sprayed the whole card with some Glimmer Mist to add a bit of bling (which helps to tie in the adhesive rhinestones). Finished size is 5" x 5".
So what are you doing this weekend? Anything fun? When I'm not out playing in the sun I'll probably be inside doing a bit of painting or driving my dad around for a bit of Home Improvement shopping. I know - you are soooooo jealous of my plans. LOL!
Stamps: Bear Hugs by Kim Hughes (CHF). Paper: Cool Caribbean , Chocolate Chip, Four Seasons designer, PTI Select White. Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers. Other: Snow Angel Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), mat pack, paper piercer, wood button (PTI), bling (Heidi Swapp), jute and ribbon (May Arts), dimensionsals.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
How to Enter the challenge: make a project using the provided sketch and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s). Upload the card to the Paper Pretties gallery. Please include it in the Weekly Challenges category and use keyword PWC58.
Deadline: midnight on Wednesday, July 1st.
Prize*: $5.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique.
For my sample card I used the extra cute (and somewhat sleep deprived) Bunny Slippers Sophia - she's all ready to get her snooze on! LOL!
Quick note - it doesn't show up well in the photos but once I was done cutting, coloring, sponging and assembling I sprayed the entire cards with Snow Angels Glimmer Mist and heat set. It added the perfect amount of shimmer to the card - I love it!
Now that you have seen my card I hope you decide to play along! I would LOVE to see your creations!
Here is a closeup in which you can kind of see the shimmer - maybe just a bit! :)
Stamps: Bunny Slippers Sophia. Paper: Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa, Kraaft, PTI Select White, Parisian Breeze Specialty, flower (unknown maker). Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, Close to Cocoa classic. Other: mat pack, paper piercer, Styled Silver hodgepodge hardware, Bashful Blue wide grosgrain ribbon, dotted wave edger punch (EK Success), silver brads (Recollections), dimensionals, coluzzle cutting system and circle template, Snow Angels Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels).
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
The details: I sketched a cat face on Creamy Caramel cardstock and cut out. I alos cut out ear insides (not sure what you call those) and a nose out of Pink Pirouette cardstock. I used a brayer and brayered some Liquid Applique over them and heat set - adds a fun velvetty texture. :) I aponged the edges of the pink pieces and the cat face with Close to Cocoa Classic ink. I sewed a couple of buttons to the face with hemp twine. I penciled in a mouth and then paper pierced along the lines using a paper piercer. To finish I poked six holes (three in each cheek) and threaded some hemp twine through them for whiskers. I used tape on the back to hold them in place.
I attached the cat face to a 3.5 x 2.5 Pink Pirouette card - which I actually stamped on! I created adotted border using a piece of Creamy Caramel cardtock, Close to Cocoa ink and the Sassy Circles stamp set! I added a sentiment and a bit of May Arts ribbon.
I think this would make a really cute gift tag - maybe with a gift card adhered to the inside. What do you think? :)
For more animal-y goodness hop on by the rest of the Paper Pretties Design team:
Stamps: Hey Buckaroo!, Sassy Circles. Paper: Creamy Caramel, Pink Pirouette. Ink: Close to Cocoa, black pen. Other: ribbon (May Arts), hemp twine, paper piercer, wood buttons (PTI), Liquid Applique, Heat tool, sponge.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
On that note I was inspired by the To Do list I had for my father to make a To Do notebook. I used a fun beaver stamp and hilarious sentiment (I snicker every time I read it) from Stamps by Judith to decorate the cover. I teased my dad that I was going to fill the book with tasks for him for next year. Heh heh heh!
Stamps: E145-HK and O-55-HK stamps (Stamps By Judith), Sanded background (SU!). Paper: Close to Cocoa, Marigold Morning, Old Olive, PTI Select White, Fun in the Sun mat stack (DCWV). Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, Ranger Distress Ink - Tea Dye (Ranger), Copic markers. Other: mat pack, paper piercer, button (PTI), jute (May Arts), Kiwi Kiss striped ribbon, slot punch, scalloped edge punch, dimensionals, $1 5"x5" notebook from Michael's.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
How to Enter the challenge: make a project using the provided color combo and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s). Upload the card to the Paper Pretties gallery. Please include it in the Weekly Challenges category and use keyword PWC57.
Deadline: midnight on Wednesday, June 24th.
Prize*: $5.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique.
On my sample I used a couple of stitches at the top of the Sophia image and then again on the lower right. Just a few but they are there! :)
Stamps: Cuddle Me. Paper: Rouge & Mocha Paperie, Hibiscus Burst & Pure Poppy (PTI), Pink Pirouette,PTI Select White. Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers. Other: jute, ribbon (May Arts), dimensionals, paper piercer, mat pack, scalloped scallop punch (EK Success).
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I decided to use one of the images from Home Sweet Home and a whole lotta red! I applied a thin layer of Crystal Effects to the windows after coloring and then dusted with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.
For more fabulous cards with lots of Red, Black and White check out the rest of the Prettie Girls:
Recipe: Stamps: Home Sweet Home (Paper Pretties). Paper: Pure Poppy, White(PTI), Basic Black, 2008 Bitty Dot Basic designer (PTI). Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers. Other: Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, vintage brads, medium black brads (Recollections), dotted wave punch (EK Success), May Arts ribbon, dimensionals.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Recipe: Stamps: Cat (Stamps by Judith), Thank You Kindly (SU!). Paper; Almost Amethyst, Chocolate Chip, PTI Select White, Trudy designer (Melissa Frances). Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, Clear glitter pen (Copic), Close to Copic Classic, Creamy Caramel Classic. Other: mat pack, paper piercer, 5/16" jumbo brads, May Arts ribbon, dimensionals.
Friday, June 12, 2009
I used the Mojo90 Sketch for this card and a cute owl stamp from Stampendous -another one that has been waiting to be inked for quite some time! Amazingly I don't think I have that many uninked stamps left (except the dollar ones from Michaels). Of course you know what that means?! I need more stamps! Hee hee!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
How to Enter the challenge: make a project using the provided color combo and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s). Upload the card to the Paper Pretties gallery. Please include it in the Weekly Challenges category and use keyword PWC56.
Deadline: midnight on Wednesday, June 17th.
Prize*: $5.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique.
For my sample I used Lady Liberty Sophia and some pretty Marrakech designer paper!
Stamps: Lady Liberty Sophia. Paper: Tangerine Tango (SU!), White, Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides (PTI), Marrakech designer (Basic Grey). Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers. Other: mat pack, paper piercer, Aqua Mist buttons (PTI), scalloped edge punch, dimensionals, linen thread.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
This week Christi challenged the Prettie Girls to make a 3x3 card with buttons. Ohhhh... I haven't made one of these little cards in a while!
For my card I used the cute little bag of beach goodies from the Soakin' up the Sun stamp set. I thought it would befun to make a little card that could be attached to a goodie bag full of items for pampering oneself! Care to see what the rest of the Prettie Girls created? Well check them out at their blog homes:
I actually made two of these cards since they are so quick and easy to make!
Stamps: Soakin' up the Sun (Paper Pretties). Paper: Pink Pirouette Textured, Pumpkin Pie, Fun in the Sun mat pack (DCWV). Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers. Other: 1 3/8" circle punch, Pumpkin Pie corduroy buttons, Pink Pirouette striped ribbon, nesties, dimensionals, linen thread.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Quick notes: stamped a flower image from the Anna Wight cling set Friendly Expressions in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI Select White cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I applied Crystal Effects to the flower petals and then dusted with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.
Stamps: Friendly Expressions Anna Wight Cling Set (Whipper Snapper Designs). Paper: Soft Sky, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, PTI Select White, Rouge & Mocha Paperie (Making Memories). Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers. Other: DMC Pearl thread, Dark Chocolate button(PTI), Scalloped Scallop edger (EK Success), Oval punch, hemp twine, mat pack, paper piercer, dimensionals, Pure Poppy Swiss Dot Satin ribbon (PTI), Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds glitter.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Hi crafty peeps!
I've had a couple questions on the crocheted flowers that I have been using on my cards lately and thought I would take a couple of minutes and answer them for all of you! :)
Do I have a pattern to share?
I've actually been using a couple of great patterns I found on the internet (sample flowers shown in picture). I started with this great How-To pattern on CraftStylish by Linda Permann and the pink flowers in the bottom row were made with it. Then just a few days ago the amazing Nicole Heady posted a Pattern and Step by Step Tutorial on her blog Capture the Moment. Her pattern creates a very cute double layered five petal flower that is the perfect size! Needless to say I've been using that pattern too! I used it to make the three flowers in the top row.
Is it easy to learn how to crochet the flowers?
I'll be honest - if I didn't already know the basic crochet stitches I would have been a bit frustrated. As it was it took a couple of tries with each pattern before I was happy with the final result! If you know the basic stitches I would say making the flowers will be easy. However if you have never crocheted before I would recommend picking up a book from your local craft store that shows the basic steps and then play a bit. Also, it is easier to learn with regular yarn than crochet yarn (itty bitty stitches). BTW - yarn packaging usually lists what size of crochet hook to use with it so I would make sure when practicing that I had that size of hook. ;)
Hope that helps! Feel free to let me know if you have any other questions! I'll be back tomorrow morning with a card that uses one of the crocheted flowers created using Nicole's pattern.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
For this card I used a turtle stamp I bought last fall (that was a long time ago!) from Stamps by Judith! Can't believe I waited so long to use him! I was originally going to make a thank you card but after coloring the turtle I thought he was just so sweet and cute that I switched themes and made a baby card instead. Hmmm... maybe I was influenced by the fact that I know at least three peeps that I could send this too. Must have been a really cold winter! ;) Hee hee hee!
Stamps: Turtle (Stamps by Judith), Rough Edges Alphabet (SU!). Paper: Pacific Point, Cool Caribbean, PTI Select White, Fun in the Sun mat pack (DCWV). Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers. Other: jumbo brads, Certainly Celery twill ribbon, Circle and Pinking Circle Nestabilities, dimensionals, Thickers (American Crafts), mini notebook (Michael's).
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Quick notes: the finished card size is 5" x 5" (Pretty in Pink card base). I created a background panel for the butterfly by stamping a text background from PTI on a piece of Lavender Moon cardstock in Going Gray Classic ink. For the purple circle accent I first cut it using a circle die and then ran it through my Big Shot with a CuttleBug embossing folder. I accented the piece with a circle of bling from Heidi Swapp and a flower I crocheted - using a button to attach it to the main panel.
The butterfly was stamped in black ink on the main panel and then stamped a second time in pink ink on white cardstock and cut out. I adhered just the butterly body to the main panel and then bent the wings up slightly and added rhinestones.
For the cardbase and the sentiment I used a pretty piece of gray designer paper from SEI. I added some ribbon, paper piercing, brads and black mats to finish.
Hope you enjoyed the card! I'm off to crochet more flowers since my collection is running perilously low! ;)
How to Enter the challenge: make a project using the provided color combo and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s). Upload the card to the Paper Pretties gallery. Please include it in the Weekly Challenges category and use keyword PWC55.
Deadline: midnight on Wednesday, June 10th.
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For my card for the challenge I picked green as my mystery color! I also used the next SOTM image Aloha Sophia. Enjoy!
Stamps: Aloha Sophia. Paper: Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink, Chocolate Chip, PTI Select White, embossed green (unknown). Ink: black, Copic markers. Other: Diamond Lace edger punch (EK Success, brown pearls (KaiserCraft), mat pack, paper piercer, small oval punch, dimensionals, May Arts ribbon.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
I kept my layout pretty simple this week so that the paper would shine through on this card (gotta be able to see all of the butterflies). I used another croheted flower - I wasn't kidding when I said I loved using them on everything! :) The last element I added was some pretty embroidered ribbon from May Arts.
I did add some shimmer to Sophia's skirt with Cotton Candy Shimmerz. I love how quickly this stuff dries... especially since wet paint is just asking for a clumsy moment! ;)
For more fabulous butterfly creations check out the rest of the Prettie Girls:
Finally, here is a better picture of the ribbon treatment. Oh, and since I thought a sentiment would take away from the butterflies I decided to just add one to the inside of the card!
Stamps: Sophia Ballerina. Paper: Pretty in PInk, Chocolate Chip, PTI Select White, Jolie Chocolat designer (SEI). Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers. Other: pink crochet thread, linen thread, designer button, vintage brads, dimensionals, May Arts ribbon, Cotton Candy Shimmerz.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
This is another card that I made for Stampin' Out Alzheimers. In particular it is for the Verve Sketch Challenge... although I didn't use Verve stamps 'cause Fluffles needed some lovin'! :)
Monday, June 1, 2009
We only had one challenge tonight and that was to use the Baby Wipe Technique. Hmmm... first step: run to the store and buy some baby wipes since they are not something I keep around the house. LOL! :) If you are not familiar with the technique it goes something like this: apply several colors of reinker to a folded babywipe and then swipe it across a piece of glossy cardstock. For extra texture and shimmer I then sprayed the striped cardstock with some Glimmer Mist!
And since I am addicted to making and using crocheted flowers I added another one to this card. For the pattern I referenced this site: CraftStylish. Any other questions just let me know!!!
Stamps: Aloha Sophia. Paper: Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery, Glossy, PTI Select White, Fun in the Sun mat stack (DCWV). Ink: black, Copic markers, Clear Copic Spica Atyou pen, Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue and Ballet Blue reinkers. Other: linen thread, DMC floss, lime button (Rusty Pickle), mat pack, paper piercer, dotted wave edger punch (EK Success), baby wipe, dimensionals, vintage brads, small oval punch, Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels).
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