Thursday, December 29, 2011

Runway Inspired Challenge #2

Hello, my fellow blogging friends.  I have a card for Runway Inspired Challenge #2.

The inspiration for RIC #2 was a picture from Fendi Spring 2012 at Milan Fashion week.  The stripped runway made me want to pull out the PTI chevron stripes background stamp.  The chevron stripes was stamped in grey color.  Maya Road cameo and frame was stamped in black. I gave my model a green necklace as a nod to the green purse in the picture.

It was also entered into Wee Memories Challenge 80: Anything goes and Simon Says Challenge: Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by!

cardstock: PTI rustic white
Stamp: PTI chevron backgournd, , Amuse celebrate in style, Maya Road cameo
Ink: Memento London fog, tuxedo black, ,
Other: the paper studio rhinestone stickers Pin It

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A card and a winner

A quick post to share a card for the current challenge at Embellish Blog.  I was bummed to miss the last one and so I am determined not to miss this one.

Here is the inspiration picture for Embellish Mixed Patterns Color Trends Challenge.

For my card, I used Hero Arts envelope background stamp on the card base.  I should use this stamp more often!  Houndstooth was stamped with VersaMark on green card stock stripe.  The third pattern was from My Minds Eye patterned paper. 

It was also entered into Wee Memories Challenge 80: Anything goes and Simon Says Challenge: Anything Goes.

The winner for my giveaway was from comment #15 by Barb.  Congratulations, Barb!  Please send me your address and I will get the package out to you.  Thank you all for the suggestion about using copic markers and information about grey card stock.

Have a great day!

cardstock: PTI rustic white, Recollection green, Bazzil
Patterned paper: MME,
Stamp: Hero Arts envelope background, PTI  Mega Mixed Messages, Basic Grey A Father alpha series, dashed background
Ink: Memento Rich cocoa, bahama blue, VersaMark, Ranger antique linen,
Other: PTI tag die, Twinery baker's twine Pin It

Monday, December 26, 2011

Papertrey Ink December Blog Hop

Hello!  How was everyone's Christmas?  Mine was wonderful except for a temporary power outage caused by a wind storm. But it did not seem damped my kids' spirit at all.  Luckily, we got the power back by late afternoon.

Here's a card that I just finished for PTI December leftover blog hop. The theme aptly named "Holiday left over".

I had a bunch of Christmas photo cards left that we made with our kids photo.  Do you see Tigger and Pooh on the card?  They are my kids' faves!

We are off for a spin around town-- will check on your post-Christmas postings later.

Thanks for stopping by.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A card and a Giveaway

I am sharing a 'Thank you card' that I made last night. 

As a new and proud owner of the fabulous Copic markers, I have yet need to learn all its wonderful magic.  A Copic class is on my 'to-do list', but time is an elusive commodity.

I tried different permutations to my approach--accenting the outline with a grey border; and juxtaposing greys and yellows. The above is what came forth from my brew.  The Hero Arts rose background was stamped with my Jenni Bowlin Lemon drop dye ink, and my sentiment was stamped in Memento London Fog.  The yellow card stock was Paper Trey Ink Lemon tart. The grey card stock was from Michael's. It is lighter than Paper trey ink smokey shadow.  I am looking for a grey card stock that is a touch lighter than this. Any suggestions out there?

Now the giveaway.

It includes a copy of Jan/Feb issue of Paper Crafts magazine, which has my first published card.  I was so thrilled to see it on the magazine.  It was my first time submitting to the magazine, and one of the four cards submitted was picked up!

The other crafting goodies that included are: Amuse studio Peace background stamp, Jenni Bowlin vintage-style wooden spools, Jenni Bowlin plain chipboard elements (star), Jenni Bowlin classic foam stamps,  American Crafts Thickers (chit chat), and some SRM stickers.

Leave a comment here by Dec 27th, and I will select one random winner. It opens to everyone, including my international friends!

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Butterfly Thank You

Today's card is a quick Thank you card.  Music background was stamped on the card base. Clouds were die cut from the top panel.  Butterfly was stamped and cut out.  I added some blue stickle and a blue rhinestone sticker.

It was inspired by the current Play Date Cafe challenge using black, white and a splash of teal.

It was entered into Young Crafters Unite challenge #4: use dies.

It was also entered into Ellen Hutson Take' d make with Hero Arts 2012 challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

cardstock: Bazzil avalanche
Stamp: PTI music background, Hero Arts three artistic butterfly, thank you
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, bahama blue
Other: K&Co rhinestone stickers, stickle Pin It

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Tuesday Trigger: A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Hello, hope everybody is having a great weekend.  I'm having a ball, especially with this challenge!

My card today was inspired by Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger: A Partridge in a Pear Tree.

I was inspired by the silver embroidered outline and the delicate color of the partridge. Jenni Bowlin butterfly was stamped in metallic silver pigment ink on blue card stock and cut out. I included a Music background, stamped in metallic silver ink, to add musicality to my fluttering butterfly. It was difficult to capture the silvery tones of my card with my camera.

Maybe this picture shows the metallic silver ink better.

It is also entered into Less is More: Music challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

cardstock: Bazzil avalanche
Stamp: PTI music background, Hero Arts, Jenni Bowlin butterfly
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Clearsnap metallic silver
Other: K&Co rhinestone stickers Pin It

Friday, December 16, 2011

Purple ornament holiday card

I have a non-traditional color holiday card to share today.  I won the Market Street Flurries a couple weeks ago and love the beautiful snowflake background.  I used it on a tag a few days ago.  It inks very well and produces the delicate detailed snowflakes.

For today's card, I die cut three ornaments and stamped Flurries to embellish my ornaments.

Colors used are from Market Street paint the town color challenge.

It was also inspired by the ornaments on the current Jay Gee's Nook Challenge #14 inspiration photo.

It was also entered into St Luke's Let it Snow challenge.

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Runway Inspired #1: Versace Spring 2012

Hello.  Today's card is for Runway Inspired Challenge.  Below is the gorgeous inspiration picture.  I took inspiration from the yellow dress and lights on the runway.  Mat stack was die cut from PTI select white.  Then I stamped the flowers, leaves, dots from PTI day dreamers in Fresh Ink Mango which is inspired by the dress.   The sentiment was stamped in Memento London Fog. If you look closely you can see three scored lines on the lower half of the card base .

I used the sketch from Simon says stamp.  You can tell it is a very simplified version.

It was also entered into Young Crafters Unite challenge #4: use dies.

Thanks for stopping by.

cardstock: PTI white
Stamp: PTI Day Dreamer
Ink: Memento London Fog, Fresh ink Mango
Dies: PTI mat stack #5
Other: K&Co rhinestone stickers Pin It

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge #23: Tags or Treat Bags

A quick tag for the current Lawnscaping Challenge #23: Tags or Treat Bags

The  Papertrey ink Tag sale #3 is one of the new dies I got recently and I can't stop using it.  Love the simplicity and embossed dots of the tag.

When I create, I often have my kids in mind.  There are always birthday parties need to go to.  This little tag will be perfect addition to gift wrapping for birthday present.

It is also entered into the Young Crafters Unite challenge #4: use dies.

Thanks for stopping by.

cardstock: PTI white, Bazzil color
Stamp: Lawn Fawn year one
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Fresh ink Mango
Dies: PTI tag sale #3, Spellbinders standard circle, scalloped circle
Other: the Twinery baker's twine Pin It

Get Inspired: Fashion Challenge

A quick post of my card for Card Creations: Get Inspired by Fashion Challenge at Moxie Fab World.

I used Vintage cream cardstock for card base to resemble the cream background for the coat.  My mind's eye patterned paper was die cut with mat stack.  I altered the Prisma burlap flower by taking out the brown flower center and replacing it with a pearl brad.  The soft cream and light green color combo is perfect for a baby card.

It is also entered into Young Crafters Unite Challenge #4: use dies.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Dare to Dream

A quick post to enter a card into the current Pay it Forward challenge at Moxie Fab World.  It is entered into "National Day of Encouragement" category.

The flower, branch and leaf from PTI day dreamer's set were stamped onto vintage cream cardstock. Hero Arts butterfly stamp was stamped, colored and cut out.

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DeNami Gift Wrapping Blog Hop

Hello, everyone. Welcome. Hope you are enjoying the DeNami Gift Wrapping Blog Hop.
You should have arrived here from talented Michele Gross's blog.

If not, head on over to the DeNami Blog for the master list of hop participants. You'll want to stay on track… leaving a comment on every blog along the way (including the DeNami Blog) gives you a chance to win one of TWO $20 DeNami gift certificates! Another $20 gift certificate will be given to a randomly chosen blog hop participant!
I used Kitty in present and created a gift tag and a fabric gift bag.

Here is picture of gift tag.  Kitty was colored with watercolor pencil.  Present was paper-pieced. It is pretty tiny to paper-piece.  I added glitter to the bottom white part of the tag to make it look snowy.  The snowflake is Market Street Flurries background stamp I won a couple weeks ago.

The fabric bag was made from muslin. It is about 5" by 7".  I am planning to put a couple kids' books in there to give as Christmas present. It is so easy to stamp on muslin.  I am really happy with the result of dye ink on fabric.

Hope you enjoyed my blog hop offerings!

Alright, head on over to see what the amazing Amber Daigre has for you!
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Monday, November 28, 2011

Bows and Berries challenge #15 and Blog Hop

Hey, everyone. It is the last challenge this year and also a blog hop for Bows and Berries.  You should come from Yvonne's blog. If not, you can start at the beginning from Bows and Berries

The current challenge is to create a paper craft using toasty gingerbread man.  I printed him out on brown, red and white cardstock, and a piece of my mind's eye patterned paper scrap.  Then I paper pieced his hat and scarf, added glitter glue and stickle.   A stripe of pattered paper was adhered to kraft card base and stitched with zig-zag stitches.  Sentiment are Sticker-z from EAD Designs.

Please hop along and leave a comment at all blogs to be eligible to win two digis of your choice from individual blogs.  If you create any paper crafts with the free digis at the shop and link it up on Bows and Berries, you will be eligible to win the grand prize of 10 digis, or one of the other prizes of 2 digis from the shop.  You have until Dec. 11th at midnight GMT to comment and play along.
Robin also has a coupon for 50% off everything in the shop for this period using the code GIFT50.

Your next stop is Janet, I know she will have something awesome for you.
Happy Monday! Thanks for stopping by.
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Friday, November 25, 2011

PTI November Blog Hop

It is time for another Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.  I am glad I got some time to make a card for the hop. And it is also Black Friday.  I am going to the Impress Rubber Stamp store's black Friday sale.  I also heard from Amy Tsuruta that a Hobby Lobby just openned north of Seattle.  I may check it out too.

The inspiration picture for this month is a corner of a beautifully decorated house.

I took inspiration from the present wrapping paper and the hollies.
Poinsettia was stamped repeatedly on red cardstock and then cut into stripes.  Hollies die cut were used to frame the sentiment.  Some red rhinestone stickers were added to finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by.

cardstock: PTI cardstock,
Stamp: PTI year of flowers, Mega Mixed Messages
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox frosty snow
Other: K&Company rhinestone stickers Pin It

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Carbon Copied

I am really excited about today's post.  I am playing Carbon Copied with Karen B. from The Bald Dragonfly.  Karen makes amazing cards with graphic design, texture, and gorgeous misting.  I also enjoy reading her writing, she always has something interesting with her projects, it can be a story or a poem.

We are teaming up to play the current Embellish Leaves Color Trends Challenge.

Both of us are using the PTI modern basic.  I used created a flower with leaves using the modern basic. 

Please hop over Karen's blog to see what she has done.  I know it will be amazing.

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Butterfly Birthday Card

Virginia is celebrating a big milestone birthday soon and I just wanted to wish her a very Happy Birthday.  She is so talented and so sweet.  She is one of the first designer left encouraging comments on my blog when I started paper crafting. For this card, I know I wanted to used Hero Arts stamp, Basic Grey paper and SRM stickers :)

I also used the inspiration picture from Barb's photo challenge. I used shades of green color and hint of pink on the party favors.

And it is also entered into the Ribbon Reel's current challenge: Butterfly.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

cardstock: PTI cardstock,
Patterned paper: Basic Grey out of print
Stamp: Hero Arts artistic Butterflies
Ink: Memento tuxedo black,
Other: Mr Huey's Dewey, embroidery floss, SRM sticker Pin It

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Kid's Birthday Card

I have a little number to share. I used DeNami Sketch Challenge #10 and colors from Simon Says photo inspiration challenge as my inspiration.  Several of my son's friends have birthday coming up.  I need to have some cards ready for the birthday parties.

It also fits the current birthday challenge at Wee Memories #76 and the Four-legged Friend challenge at City Crafter.

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Happy Thanksgiving

A quick card for Less is more week 41 one layer challenge with leaves.  I used rock and roll technique to stamp the leafy branch for a fall foliage look.  Then a button, a little rustic twine and two stripes of orange cardstock were added to finish the card.

It also fits current challenge at Simon Says Stamp: Thanksgiving.

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Embellish Leaves Color Trends Challenge

I got some time to make a card for the current challenge at Embellish blog tonight.  Three leaves were cut out from PTI Ripe Avocado, SJewel, and kraft.  The edge of the kraft leaf was distressed with Ranger Vintage photo.  Three leaves were arranged on a stripe of burlap that adhered on rustic white cardstock.  A dark blue button and some rustic twine were added to finish the card.  The sentiment is from Amuse.

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Bows and Berries 14: Tags

It is time for another Bows and Berries challenge. The current bi-weekly challenge is tags. 

I used "Feather" for my tag.

Please head on over to the Bows & Berries blog to check out what fabulous inspiration Robin and the rest of the design team has come up with then play along. You aren't required to use a Bows & Berries digi to play but Robin does have a new free digi image available every month, so grab it while you can!

Happy Monday!  Thanks for stopping by.
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