Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Boy Birthday Card

Most of my older son's friends are turning five.  I made a boy birthday card to add to my stash of kids birthday card. 

I used Echo Park papers and die cut on the front of the card.  The sentiment was stamped inside.
It is entered into Wee Memories challenge #69: Patterned paper and Simon Says Stamp: Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by.

Paper: PTI kraft cardstock, Echo Park Patterned paper
Stamp: Amuse

Ink: Memento rich coca
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Embellish Paint or Mist Color Trends Challenge

Over the past few weeks, it seems every Friday I had an ambitious plan of craft projects for weekend.  Then I did not get a chance to make anything.  I really hope this trend will change pretty soon.  Any way, here is my card for the current challenge at Embellish.

The color seems a little bit off on the screen. I got some Hambly Screen print tapes and can't wait to play with them.

It is also entered into Simon Says Stamp: Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by.

Paper:Bazzill kraft card stock,
Stamp: Hero Arts artistic butterflies, PTI shape by design

Ink: Memento tuxedo black, VersaMark
Other: detail white embossing powder, K&company rhinestone sticker, Hambly Screen print washi tape, Clearsnap mist
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Celebrate in Style

A quick post to share a reject from last Paper Crafts magazine submission call.

I am linking this to Amber's Reject blog hop.  Check out the fabulous rejects linked on Amber's blog.  I can't wait to see the cards and projects got picked.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge

The current Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge photo looks so delicious.  I decided to join the fun.

I used the pretty phases stamp and a free digi flower. I have been admiring Karen's misted/sprayed cards.  I wanted to give it a try.  Well, it turned out that misting is not just pressing down the button.  You won't believe how many cardstocks I misted before I got this one.  But it is addictive, I will definitely mist again in the new future.  Two sizes of the digi flowers were printed out, fuzzy cut and layered for dimension.

It is also entered into current Wee Memories challenge - No Patterned Paper.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays #20: Mini cards

I got a new Jenni Bowlin butterfly stamp and wanted to play the current CAS-ual Fridays #20 and make a set of mini cards.  All the cards are 3.5 x 3.5 in.

I tried out a variety of different embossing powder colors with this butterfly stamp.  The first card was embossed with black embossing powder and colored with markers.

The second was heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

The third was detailed white embossing powder.  It is the one I like most in real life.

Lastly I tried calico approach by using several embossing powder.  It is kind of messy.  But I like the result.

A picture of the set.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Bows and Berries challenge #10

I have good news! I'm joining the Bows and Berries design team! When Robin e-mailed, I was super excited...Of course I said yes!
Today, Bows and Berries is having a new challenge using GLITTER.  I used this cute circus seal and made a CAS card.
Great part of using digital stamp is I can make it big or small, I can flip it, rotate it and also using a lot other technique I can use on a regular stamp.  I decided to let my seal facing right and give him some fun dots by flipping and printing on patterned paper. I paper pieced, colored and also used glitter on his seat and ball.  Sentiment is from Amuse.  I got this card stock for awhile and haven't used it.  The color speckles add some more celebration atmosphere to the card.

Check out the Bows and Berries and see the fabulous cards other DT member created.  Hope you can play along too.

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Fall Grateful Card with Acrylic paint stamping

I tried the technique featured on Paper Trey Ink Make it Monday -  stamping with acrylic paint.  I recently painted bird house with my kids and still had a bunch of acrylic paint left.

I went through my PTI stamps to find a stamp works better with acrylic paint. I realized that none of my PTI stamps were good candidates to stamp with acrylic paint.  Then I looked through other stamps and only one with solid a image was an Amuse leafy branch.  I used three different colors of acrylic paint to create the fall foliage image.  PTI signature greeting was prefect for this card.  Since it was a one layer card, it was also entered into Wee Memories current challenge #67 - one layer creation.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice weekend!

Paper:Bazzill kraft card stock,
Stamp: PTI signature greetings, Amuse celebrate the season

Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Other: hemp twine, Recollections rhinestone stickers
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Especially for you

I used Make-The-Cut again and made a card for Moxie Fab World Horizontal Sketch Challenge.  The squares and the little vase were cut with the software.

The sketch is here, and I have to mention that I love Christina MacLaren's take of the sketch. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Friday!

Paper:PTI card stock,
Stamp: Amuse clever girl, monogram, DeNami ornamental flowers

Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Other: flower punch, make-the-cut
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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Popped up Butterfly Celebrate Card

I haven't made a shaped card for a long time. Today I have a little number for Moxie Fab World shaped sketch challenge.

I used Make-The-Cut to cut the butterfly from patterned papers. I did one complete cut for the top layer, and one incomplete cut for the bottom layer to help the butterfly pop up.  I love the effect that the butterfly is 3-D, and that you can also see the paper underneath.

Here is the sketch for the challenge.
Here is a close-up of the popped-up butterfly.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope I can get some more craft projects done this weekend.  Have a great week guys!

Paper:PTI card stock, basic grey out of print, and a few others (I already put everything back into my craft closet and too laze to go back and check)
Stamp: PTI think big #4

Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Other: K&Company rhinestone sticker, make-the-cut
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Masculine Hello card

It has been awhile.  Finally got to post a card I made tonight for the current Embellish Stripes Color Trends Challenge.

Here is the inspiration picture.

Supplies:Paper:PTI card stock
Stamp: Technique Tuesday

Ink: VersaMark
Other: black embossing powder, K&Company rhinestone sticker, DMC embroidery floss Pin It

Monday, September 5, 2011

Paper Crafts Color Inspiration Challenge #8

These are the colors for the Paper Crafts color inspiration challenge #8.

I am having a lot of fun during the long weekend (I took two extra days off, so it is a really long weekend). Almost missed the deadline for this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy the rest of the long weekend.

Supplies:Paper: Bazzill color card stock, PTI white card stock
Stamp: PTI modern basic
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Bahama blue, Ranger peeled paint
Other: K&Company rhinestone sticker, Pin It

Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger - Nice and Neutral

I am enjoying the long weekend and completely lost track of time.  Hope it is not too late.

Here is the picture of the current Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger.

I used the colors from the trigger picture, stitches on the bedding, and the raffled ribbon and flower on the pillow.

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Floral Thank you

I made a card for the current Embellish Magazine Embossed flowers color trends challenge a few days ago.  I am not sure I got the color in between red and green right.  Here is my second try.  I also used Skipping stone design sketch #91 by Teri Anderson.

Flowers were embossed with Martha Stewart embossing powder. DeName tiny star background was stamped in antique linen.  Another flower was embossed, fussy cut, and popped up with foam tape.

Here is a close-up of the embossed flowers.

Thanks for stopping by.

Paper: Bazzill color card stock, PTI white and kraft card stock
Stamp: DeName star background,, Amuse clever girl, essential sentiments
Ink: Memento tuxedo black,, VersaMark, Ranger antique linen
Other: Martha Stewart embossing powder (lady bug), K&Company rhinestone sticker Pin It