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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