Thursday, April 22, 2010

I'm Back!

Surprise Everyone! I'm back! I have been completely out of commission for some time - sorry about that - life is crazy right now. But I just had to get back into the swing of things and make some cards for the latest Colour Create Challenge.

For this latest challenge, Karen has chosen an awesome colour palette - burnt orange, cream, and black.  Here is the inspiration photo:

And as always, we have a fabulous sponsor, The Rubber Room!

Please head over there and check out all of the wonderful new product they have!  And they are having a super sale!

And here are my cards:

I just love all of these stamp sets from Papertrey Ink!  The sets are all listed below.  I stamped in PTI Terra Cotta and True Black Ink.

I just have to add the glass beads to the little bows!

For this second card, I stamped the music background in black on the outside of the swirly frame and in Smokey Shadow on the inside of the frame.

I fired up the Cricut machine for all of the images.  And I just love those plain Prima flowers that I can stamp with any pattern I want!

Please check out the other design team members beautiful creations.  These ladies totally rocked this challenge!

Thanks so much for looking!

{Swirly Dots Card Details}
Cardstock:  Bazzill Basics
Stamps:  PTI Fancy Fkourishes, PTO Dot Spot, PTI Heartfelt Basics
Ink:  PTI Terra Cotta, PTI True Black
Button:  PTI Terra Cotta
Misc:  Twine, glass beads, gems

{You Rock Details}
Cardstock:  Bazzill Basics
Stamps:  Clear Dollar Stamps Sheet Music
Ink:  PTI True Black, PTI Smokey Shadow, PTI Terra Cotta
Cricut cartridges:  Stamping, Indie Art, Accent Essentials
Flowers:  Prima
Misc:  gems, twine, button, glass beads

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Colour Create Pastel Challenge

It's Colour Create time!  This week our challenge is to use your choice of pastel colours with an optional spring or Easter theme.  And our challenge this week is sponsored by our very own Di.  Thanks Di!  You can head over to Colour Create for the details.

For this challenge, I made a paper flower bouquet for a friend who recently had twin boys:

I had so much fun making this bouquet!  I used pastel blue and yellow and some khaki for the flowers.  I added a button to each flower and also to the decorative circles on the pail.

As a final detail, I added some tiny little butterflies randomly. 

The other design team members have made some absolutely gorgeous creations.  Please head over to all of their blogs to check them out.

Thanks so much for Looking!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New Baby Card

We are headed to my sisters this weekend for her baby shower.  I decided to use the sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You for a baby card:

Here is my card:

And here is a closeup to show the details a little better:

Thanks so much for Looking!

{Welcome Little One Details}
Solid Cardstock:  Bazill Basics
Patterned Cardstock: K&Company Hopscotch
Embossing using Cuttlebug Argyle folder
Stamp: Papertrey Ink (PTI) Baby Button Bits
Ink and button: PTI Enchanted Evening
Brackets: American Crafts
Misc: grosgrain ribbon, Stickles, Martha Stewart edge punch

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Thank You Card

I just love Super Sketchy Sunday over at 365 Cards.  Here is the sketch for this week:

I just happened to need a Thank You card, and thought I would use this sketch.  Ok - this may be kind of a loose interpretation of the sketch but here goes:

I used all Papertrey Ink supplies for this card - you can get the details below.  Here is a close up of the bow:

Someday I will show all of you how to "tie" these bows.  They really are easy, and they turn out great every time!  This bluish color is PTI Ocean Tides - I just LOVE this color!

I also decorated the inside of this card for a gentleman at work who recently helped me out.  He totally went above and beyond, and I was so thankful!

Thanks so much for looking!

{Thank You Details}
Cardstock:  Bazzill Basics
Stamps:  Papetrey Ink Turning a New Leaf, Dot Spot, Say It With Style
Ink:  PTI Ocean Tides, and Dark Chocolate
Button/ribbon:  PTI Ocean Tides
Misc: gems, string, glass beads

Sunday, March 14, 2010

2 New cards

I loved the colors over at the Play Date Cafe this week:

So pretty!  I made 2 cards with these colors.  Here is the first:

I hand-stitched the stem and the background flower, and I crocheted the darker purple flower.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Signature Greetings, stamped in PTI Plum Pudding ink.  Here is a close-up picture:

For the second card, I used the colors from the Play Date Cafe along with the sketch from Card Patterns:

Here is the second card:

I decided to sew another flower for this card, but not include the crocheted flower on top.  Here is a close-up of the flower.  I added the gems to the center for some bling.

The patterned strips of paper at the bottom are all K&Company.  I added some twine with glass beads.

{Fabulous Details}
Cardstock:  Bazzill Basics
Stamp:  Papertrey Ink Signature Greetings
Ink PTI Plum Pudding
Misc:  Embroidery floss, button

{Blank Details}
Solid Cardstock:  Bazzill Basics
Patterned cardstock:  K&Company
Misc:  Embroidery floss, twine, gems, glass beads