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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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge

The inspiration picture of current Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge is an Orla Kiely scarf.  I love Orla Keily designs.  I even have a folder at Pinterest dedicated to Orla Kiely designs.  For my card,  I was inspired by the color and repeating pattern.  I used a small stamp from Sunny Side up to recreate the Orla Kiely pattern. It is a simple looking card with a lot aligning, stamping and coloring.

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Holiday Tags

It is the first holiday season since I started paper crafting.  I am excited about the hand made cards and tags that will be sent out in a few weeks.  Today I made several CAS holiday tags using the Make It Monday technique: Reverse Applique.

It also fits the current challenge at Wee Memories #75 and CAS-usal Fridays #28.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great long weekend!
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

CFC27: Over the edge

I got some clear cardstock from Papertrey ink and some new stamps from Simon says stamp.  I made this colorful card to enter Over the edge challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.  The days are so much shorter now.  The grey season started here in Seattle.  I need some bright color to brighten my days a little bit.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Embellish Die Cuts Color Trends Challenge

I don't know where time went recently.  I missed quite a few of my favorite challenges. Tonight I got some time and made a quick card for the current Embellish Die Cuts Color Trends Challenge.

Here is the inspiration picture of the challenge. 

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge

Tomorrow is the deadline for the current Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge.  I don't  want to miss the challenge, especially that I just got some new Paper Smooches stamps in the mail:)

Here is the inspiration picture. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy crafting!

cardstock: PTI cardstock,
Patterned paper: echo park country drive
Stamp: Paper smooches Perpetual Bliss
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Fresh ink tomato red
Other: water color pencils, stickle Pin It

Happy Anniversary, love

I am back from vacation and my fingers are itchy to get to my papers and stamps. 

I have some pretty patterned paper from Webster Pages and it will be perfect for a Happy Anniversary card.  I tried another technique of adding texture to the cards from Moxie Fab World Textured to Perfection.

The patterned paper panel and stamped notepad panel were distressed with ranger antique linen and my fingers.

It was also entered into Lily Pad texture challenge and the Pink Elephant distress challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day!
cardstock: PTI kraftcardstock,
Patterned paper: webster Pages
Stamp: PTI mega mixed messages, Amuse notebook, Maya Road cameo
Ink: Memento rich coca, Ranger antique linen
Other: PTI rustic twine, Prima flowers, Maya Road trinket pins, Hero Arts trim, paper punch Pin It