When looking through my stamp sets, I came across one that reminded me of one of the just released PTI stamp sets with vases so I decided to play around with it. I stamped the vases onto plain white cs and then stamped designs onto each one with two stamps that hadn't seen ink in a very long time. I used Glossy Accents on the designs (sprinkled some MS glitter onto the dark pink one) and set them aside to dry. The card base is white cs and I added some strips of dp from Basic Grey including one piece I punched with the MS doily lace trim deep edge punch. I also fussy punched three little flowers from this dp with, yet again, a punch I've owned forever. The vases were adhered to the card front with the dark pink being raised up with SU dimensionals. I then drew stems with a Zig marker, adhered the small flowers, added some tiny pearl rhinestones and a button. I decided not to add a sentiment to the front; in part because I really like how it looks without one and also because I'm not sure if this will be a birthday or anniversary card.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Unity Stamp Co. Challenge "Sun and Fun" because bicycles bring back memories of riding, racing and summer fun (with the occasional scraped knees when hitting that patch of gravel-ouch!!).
Monday, June 20, 2011
Lynn, had a link to a tutorial to create your own canvas fabric using design paper (thanks Lynn for the link and you just have to check out the beautiful project she created!). I love the Cosmo Cricket Material Girl mini stack and decided it would be perfect to use for this. I already owned (and never used..bad me LOL) Ranger sticky back canvas and claudine hellmuth multi-medium. This process is messy...but I love the result with the green and white gingham paper turned into 'fabric'. I also got to use my late mother-in-law's very old pinking shears (which I know would have made her very happy); along with the PTI 'button card' that I stamped about a month ago and was just waiting to be used. Other supplies used: white cs; SU sentiment stamp; PTI stamp, ink and die; buttons from Buttons Galore; Memento dye ink; dressform stamp my little shoebox, copic, Tim Holtz hanger clip
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Lily Pad Challenge which is to make a card and use ribbons. Products used: kraft cs; SU pink cs, black satin ribbon, Mr & Mrs stamp, tag and tag punch, dimensionals; Recollections black sequin ribbon; mini pom pom ribbon from supplies; MS topiary edge punch; K&Company pink rhinestones; Paris stamp Inkadinkadoo; Old French writing stamp Hero Arts; sentiment Scrappy Moms; Memento tuxedo black dye ink; PTI Fresh Snow ink; Ultra Detail White Opaque embossing powder Mark Enterprises; Corner Chomper
Thursday, June 16, 2011
The pattern I used is called Set a Pretty Table by Annie and used a product called ByAnnie's Soft and Stable instead of batting (you can read more about it on her site). It uses strips from one jellyroll (with lots left for other projects) with your choice of backing fabric. I purchased yardage from the same line called Fruitcake by Moda. You quilt your strips directly on top of the Soft and Stable and when the backing is sewn on you fold over the edges to create the binding. As you can see, I chose to do two with more red fabrics and the other two with more of the brown fabrics but kept the centers the same. Now I just have to decide what I'm going to work on next....perhaps something for Halloween :) ....love this new hobby!!!!
Monday, June 13, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Front of Card
Inside of Card
Our former neighbor, and good friend, is going to be turning 8 years old (oh my, how time does fly....seems like just yesterday he was a baby!). My hubby and I got him interested in 'rock hounding' and everytime we'd go on an adventure in our rv or Jeep we'd bring him back some new rocks for his collection. Last year my dear hubby made him memorize what each rock was before he'd give him a new one the next day....let's just say that remembering 'septarian nodule' was not easy for a 7 year old...but he did it and rang our bell very early in the morning and frantically said... "I didn't sleep at all last night!!!"... because he didn't want to miss getting the next rock he kept repeating 'septarian nodule', 'septarian nodule'....toooooo funny!!! We usually go rock hounding when we're out in our Jeep so that is what inspired this birthday card for our little friend. A fun touch is the Wobbles I used under the Jeep which makes it look like it's rock climbing (and yes, we sometimes have to do that to get to a good rock hounding site). I've attached a video showing it in action...my first attempt at doing a video for my blog! The septarian nodule can be seen to the right of the card in the first picture; the others are from many different adventures. I'm entering this into the latest challenge at The Paper Variety which is to create a paper project, about or for, a special man or boy in your life. Products used: kraft and other cs from stash; Cuttlebug and Candy Cane Stripe embossing folder; Unity Stamp; Sizzix dies; TH Distress inks; Memento dye ink; PTI ink; Glossy Accents, Alphabet Stamp set from stash and Wobbles.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
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Monday, June 6, 2011
SU ruby red cs, Basic Grey dp and die cut, Scrappy Mom's sentiment stamp, SU scallop edge punch, Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and rhinestones from stash.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
kraft cs, Basic Grey & 7 Gypsies dp, twine, PTI Button Boutique die, TH Distress Ink Rusty Hinge, Cuttlebug and Allegro embossing folder, Corner Chomper, Taylored Expression stamp & die, Nestabilities Large Deckled Rectangles.
Friday, June 3, 2011
white cs, Cosmo Cricket dp, PTI Button Boutique stamps and die, chamolmile and new leaf ink and Newsprint stamp, Taylored Expressions die and stamp, Nestabilites Blossom dies, Copic marker, twine, Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and ribbon from my stash.