Monday, November 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Card

I needed a birthday card and decided to use the 2 Sketches 4 You sketch. Here is the sketch this week:

Here is my card:

I used the Papertrey Ink Sign Language set for the sentiment.

I decided to play with the iTop tonight and make these happy birthday brads for this card. I used a stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps called You're So Sweet. These little stamps fit the medium sized iTop brads perfectly!

I finished off with a bow and some hemp cord.

{Happy Birthday Details}
Solid Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned Cardstock: K&Company
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Sign Language, Clear Dollar Stamps You're so Sweet
Ink: PTI Ocean Tides, PTI Dark Chocolate
Ribbon: PTI Ocean Tides, miscellaneous brown satin ribbon
Button: PTI Ocean Tides
Fiskars edge punch
iTop used for brads
Misc: hemp cord, glass beads

Red and Green

Lots of fun challenges out there this week. I just got the new Pink Petticoat Ice Christmas set and decided to use it for the following challenges:

Cupcake Crafts: Red and Green
365 Cards Day 275: Red and Green
The Pink Elephant: Color using you favorite medium
Card Patterns: Sketch 43

Here is my card:

Ok - I had a bright idea to sew a ruffle around this image. It didn't turn out exactly as I'd hoped, but I just didn't feel like doing it over. All of the patterned papers are from Pink Petticoat Fairy Lights set.

My favorite way to color my images is with my computer. I use all different settings - sometimes the airbrush setting, sometimes the paintbrush.

I added some hemp cord at the bottom with some glass beads for a little sparkle.

Thanks for Looking!

{Have and Ice Christmas Details}
Solid Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned cardstock: Pink Petticoat Fairy Lights printed on Cream Bazzill Basics cardstock
Image: Pink Petticoat Ice Christmas
Misc: Hemp Cord, glass beads, grosgrain Ribbon, PTI button

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Gypsy Giveaway

Custom Crops is sponsoring a Gypsy giveaway over at The Gypsy Spot. What? You don't know what a Gypsy is??? You can click here to find out.

Then please make sure you head over to The Gypsy Spot to enter this fabulous contest!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Old Country Christmas

Moxie Fab World is having an Old Country Christmas challenge. I decided to try to make a winter scene looking out of a window. Since I used so many different Cricut cuts for this card, I am also entering it into the Just Buggin Challenge #12.

The frame and the trees in the background are from the Cricut Camp Out cartridge. I thought the frame looked kind of like an old window, and I inked all over to give it a more aged appearance. I welded the trees to the shadow frame in the back. On the blue background, I stamped some snowflakes and heat embossed with some glittery embossing powder. I also added Frosted Lace Stickles to the trees and branch to look like snow.

The raised branch and the cardinal are from the Winter Woodland cartridge. and I welded the shadow branch to the raised frame. The picture above shows the dimension.

The sign at the bottom is from the Camp Out cartridge and the holly leaves and berries are from Winter Woodland. The sentiment stamps are Papertrey Ink.

Thanks so much for Looking!

{Peace On Earth Details}
cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Frame, trees, sign cut from Cricut Camp Out cartridge
Cardinal, branch, holly cut from Cricut Winter Woodland cartridge
Stamp: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate
Misc: Frosted Lace Stickles

It's a Girl!

A co-worker asked me to make a baby girl card this weekend. Whenever someone asks me to make a specific card, I always need to look around blog land for all of the challenges out there to get some inspiration. So I found a couple of challenges perfect for this card:

Pink Elephant: Sketch
Cupcake Crafts: Digital images

My favorite digital images are Pink Petticoat. This image is from the Pink Petticoat Sweet Cheeks set. I colored it on my computer.

The person who requested the card also requested some ruffles, so I added a ruffle in the middle.

Thanks for Looking!

{It's a girl Details}
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterns and images are Pink Petticoat printed on Bazzill Basics White cardstock
Misc: gems, grosgrain ribbon, silver thread

Raspberry Suite Challenge #19

Dawn McVey posted a new challenge - Raspberry Suite #19, and I just had to give it a try! Here are the colors:

Wow- there are a lot of colors there! Here is my card:

I used Nestabilities to cut the flowers. Don't you just love buttons! These buttons are all from Papertrey Ink - they have the best assortments of buttons in all of the coordinating colors.

I had to use one of the sentiments from the new Papertrey Ink Signature Sentiments set. I stamped the sentiment with a VersaMagic Sea Breeze pigment ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I stamped a text background on each of the smaller flowers. Finally added some hemp cord with glass beads.

Thanks for Looking!

{Hope You Day is Fabulous Details}
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Flowers cut with Blossom Dies
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Signature Sentiments, Background Basics Text
Ink: PTI Chocolate, VersaMagic Sea Breeze
Buttons: PTI
Misc: Hemp Cord, glass beads, Whispers Clear embossing powder

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Girly, You Rock!

Yippee! I got my package from Papertrey Ink yesterday. One of the items I ordered was the new Signature Greetings set. All of the stamps in the set are fantastic, but the main one that caught my eye was the "Girly You Rock" stamp. So I just had to use it today!

I am entering this card in 3 challenges:
Die Cuts R Us: Girly project
Cute Card Thursday: Teen Terrors
Just Buggin: Use at least 3 Cricut cuts

I just love the skull on the Cricut Indie Art cartridge! But I modified it slightly and welded hearts in for eyes instead of the grouchy eyes that it usually has. The crown is from the Home Decor cartridge. I also welded some swirls together in the background - those were from Home Decor as well. On the black and light pink backgrounds, I embossed with the Cuttlebug Perfectly Paisley folder.

My favorite frame is this swirly frame from Storybook cartridge.

I finished off with a bow secured with some twine and beads. I got the seal of approval from my daughter - she loved this card!

Thanks for Looking!

{Girly, You Rock details}
Solid cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned cardstock: DCWV
Embossing with Cuttlebug Perfectly Paisley folder
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Signature Greetings
Frames cut from Cricut Storybook cartridge
Skull cut from Cricut Indie Art cartridge
Swirls, and crown cut from Cricut Home Decor cartridge
Misc: grosgrain ribbon, twine, glass beads, gems, stickles, button

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Red, Green, and White

Hi everyone! It's Colour Create time! The colours for this challenge are RED, GREEN, and WHITE, and here is our inspiration photo:

There is an awesome prize this week from Simon Says Stamp! Please head over there to check out all of their fabulous merchandise!

Onto my cards... This first card didn't go so well for me, but I have decided to share it anyway.

I absolutely loved this Christmas tree stamp when I saw it. It is from Martha Stewart. But I could not get it to stamp cleanly. I threw away about 10 cards prior to just finally accepting this one even though I am not happy with it. If any of you have any tips for these large types of stamps with all of the details, please share them with me!

I used Scor-tape around the edge and added glitter for some sparkle.

I am much happier with this second card!

I started with a white background. I embossed the top half with the Cuttlebug Victoria folder. But before I embossed, I inked the folder with green Stampin Up ink. That technique gives a really interesting effect.

The "image" in the middle is from the Papertrey Ink Holiday Button Bits set. That set includes a bunch of images where you incorporate buttons as part of the image - pretty cool!

I used the Fiskars Apron Lace punch on the bottom and I also embossed with 2 border embossing folders from the Cuttlebug Border Frills set. Of course I had to add some twine with glass beads because I have been on a glass bead kick lately.

The sentiment stamp is also from Papertrey Ink Holiday Button Bits.

If you get a chance, please check out all of the other design team members blogs. These ladies are so talented - you will find tone of inspiration on their blogs!

{Merry Christmas Details}
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Stamp: Martha Stewart, Papertrey Ink Button Bits
Ink: Stampin Up Garden Green, Stampin Up Ruby Red
Misc: Scor-tape, glitter, gems

{Sending Holiday Cheer Details}
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Holiday Button Bits
Ink: Stampin Up Garden Green
Embossing: Cuttlebug Victoria folder, Cuttlebug Border Frills
Misc: grosgrain ribbon, twine, glass beads, buttons

Friday, November 13, 2009

Christmas Pillow Box

Hi Everyone! Well, Liz over at Pink Petticoat is having a contest for a fabulous supply of ribbon. Here is the prize:

Doesn't that look so beautiful? Well, the contest is to make a pillow box with Pink Petticoat supplies. In case you didn't know, I luuuuuuuuuv Pink Petticoat! Love it! The images are crisp and unique; the colors are always awesome; the patterns are just fabulous; I can print just the right amount of patterned paper that I need; the list goes on and on!

So, here is my entry:

I used the pillow box template that Liz provided. You can get it here.

The sentiment and patterned paper are from the Pink Petticoat Fairy Lights set. The green paper I used for the box is also from Pink Petticoat Fairy Lights. I used Nestabilities to cut the sentiment, and I matted on a Nestabilities flower.

I used grosgrain ribbon for the bow. And I finished off with some twine and glass beads.

Thanks for Looking!

{Pillow Box Details}
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterns, colors, and sentiment from Pink Petticoat Fairy Lights
Misc: grosgrain ribbon, twine, glass beads

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday Trigger

I couldn't pass up the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World this week! The colors are so pretty! Here is the inspiration photo:

Here is my card:

When I saw the inspiration picture, I immediately thought of Papertrey Ink Ocean Tides. I love that color! And I could see it paired with the gold! Anyway, I used black as the base color and I also use a little bit of black twine to secure the button and bow which are both Papertrey Ink Ocean Tides.

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Everyday Button Bits.

The image on the circles is from Giga Guidelines. Dawn McVey used these images as flowers once, and I loved that! I added gems for some sparkle. The leaves were cut from the Cricut Storybook cartridge. I used the Martha Stewart Lace Border punch for the trim on the bottom. You can see a little bit of the Papertrey Ink Background Basics Text peaking out from behind the leaves and flowers.

Thanks so Much for Looking!

{You've Been So Kind Details}
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (PTI) Everyday Button Bits, Giga Guidelines, Background Basics Text
Ink: PTI Ocean Tides
Ribbon / Button: PTI Ocean Tides
Border punched with Martha Stewart Lace punch
Circles cut with Cricut George cartridge at 1.75"
Leaves cut with Cricut Storybook cartridge
Misc: twine, glass beads

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Absolutely Fabulous

I found a new challenge (well, new to me anyway) last week called the Play Date Cafe. They are having some fun color challenges over there with fabulous prizes - head on over there to check them out!

For Challenge #3 at the Play Date Cafe here are the colors:

I had a lot of fun with this one! Here is my card:

Love that skull! It is from the Cricut Indie Art cartridge. There is a swirl behind the skull that is also from that cartridge. I added some red glitter glue to the tips of the cross bones. I embossed the background with the Cuttlebug Perfect Paisley folder. On the left side I added some large brads I made with the i-Top. I stamped images from the Papertrey Ink Guidelines Two set for those brads.

This sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink Mega Mixed Messages set.

I have been using a lot of glass beads on twine lately, but I think it just gives the bows a more finished look.

Thanks for Looking!

{Absolutely Fabulous Details}
Solid Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned cardstock: DCWV
Stamps: Papertrey Ink GuideLines Two, Papetrey Ink Mega Mixed Messages
Ink: Stampin Up Ruby Red
Skull and Swirl cut from Cricut Indie Art cartridge
Background embossing with Cuttlebug Perfect Paisley folder
Misc: grosgrain ribbon, buttons, twine, glass beads, black adhesive gems

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Merry Christmas Card

Well I am getting my Mojo Monday entry in right before the deadline. I am also entering this card in the Belli Challenge this week, which is to use raffia or twine. Here is the sketch for Mojo Monday:

And here is my entry:

All of the images, patterns, and colors came from the Pink Petticoat Fairy Lights set.

These buttons are from Papertrey Ink.

I bought the iTop, and had to give that a try with the text paper. The text pattern is from Pink Petticoat Fairy Lights set - it is the words to "Twas the Night Before Christmas."

Thanks for Looking!

{Merry Christmas Details}
All colors, patterns, and images are from Pink Petticoat
Buttons from Papertrey Ink
Misc: twine, glass beads, satin ribbon