Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Umbrella For All Showers


When I first saw this digital image I wasn't too sure what I would create with it then I came across this patterned paper and knew I wanted to use it with this Umbrella.  I think the flowers in the Umbrella go beautifully with the pattern in the paper.  The yellow was as close a match as I could find in my copic stash and hope it looks OK!  The Umbrella For All Showers is a digital image I got from KLM Designs.

My card base is Purely Pomegranate layered with a slightly smaller piece of Baja Breeze then a 2 1/4 x 4 piece of Generations patterned paper.  The decorative edge is a piece of Purely Pomegranate die cut using the Fleur De Lis Borderabilities.  I wrapped Poly Fleur White Ribbon around the Baja Breeze cardstock and taped the ends down on the backside before attached to the card base with mounting tape.  I made a matching bow with the same ribbon and attached it in front using glue dots.

The image was printed on PTI White using my Epson Photo Printer and colored in using copic markers.  I die cut and embossed the image using the Standard Circles Large Nestabilities and layered it on to a piece of Purely Pomegranate I die cut using the Classic Scalloped Circles Large Nestabilites.  After layering the two together I attached the image to the card base using mounting tape.  To embellish the card I added Pearl Dew Drops along the Fleur De Lis border and one in each of the upper corners.

Hope you have a bright, sunny day!  I'm off to take my new umbrella for a spin... until next time!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Umbrella For All Showers (KLM Designs)
  • Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Baja Breeze, PTI White and Generations (Momenta, A Family Affair Collection)
  • Ink: Copics R39, Y32, YR23, BG72, BG75
  • Other: Fleur De Lis Borderabilities, Classic Scalloped Circles Large, Standard Circles Large, Poly Fleur White Ribbon (Offray), Pearl Dew Drops, Mounting Tape and Glue Dots

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Bairds Bird


This cute little boy, Bairds Bird, is a digital image from KLM Designs. He looks so cool just hanging out! The layout I used to create this card is from the OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #20. I'm a couple weeks late entering it in the sketch challenge but thought the layout was perfect for this card and decided to use it anyways.

My card base is a half sheet of navy cardstock folded in half. Sorry, I don't know the actual name of the cardstock, just that it is Bazzill. The rest of the card is layered on to a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of PTI Kraft cardstock and attached to the card base using mounting tape. On the PTI Kraft I layered a slightly smaller piece of Really Rust embossed using the Cuttlebug Herringbone Embossing Folder. Over that I added two 1 3/4 x 3 1/4 strips of PTI Kraft cardstock.

The image was printed on PTI White using my Epson Photo Printer and colored in using copic markers. I paper pierced the edges and layered on to a slightly larger piece of the Navy cardstock before attaching to the card base using mounting tape. To embellish the card I wrapped Navy Grosgrain Ribbon around it, threaded the ribbon through an Aged Copper Ribbon Slide and tied a knot in the center. I also added the two buttons threaded with DMC White.

Hope you have an awesome day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Bairds Bird (KLM Designs)
  • Paper: Really Rust (Stampin' Up), Navy (Bazzill), PTI White and Kraft
  •  Ink: Copics B95, B97, E00, E08, E09, E43, E44, E47, G85, G99, YR23, YR24
  • Other: Buttons, DMC White, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Navy Grosgrain Ribbon, Aged Copper Ribbon Slide (Stampin' Up Hodgepodge Hardware), Cuttlebug Herringbone Embossing Folder, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tiptoe Through The Tulips


This beautiful card is very special because I created it for my husband's grandmother for her 80th birthday!  She loves receiving cards so I make a special point of sending her one each month just because!  The gorgeous Tulips are a digital stamp from the Digi Doodle Shop.  This week over at the Digi Doodle Shop's Best "Anything Goes" so head on over there and enter your latest creation in this week's challenge!

My card base is a 5 3/4 x 11 1/2 piece of Basic Black cardstock folded in half.  I cut a 5 1/4 square piece of PTI White cardstock and layered it with a slightly smaller piece of Wild Wasabi Patterned Paper from the Stampin' Up Prints Pack.  The shadow layers are each 1 3/4 x 5 1/4 strips of Basic Black layered with a slightly smaller piece of Berry Sorbet embossed with the Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls Embossing Folder.  I made the bow using 5/8" White Silk Ribbon following this awesome "Single Tied Bow" tutorial from Amazing Paper Grace then pulled a separate piece of the same ribbon through the backside and wrapped it around the card base taping the ends down on the backside before attaching this entire layer to the card base.

The image was printed on PTI White using my Epson Photo Printer and colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced around the edges using the Stampin' Up Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack then layered the image on to a slightly larger piece of Wild Wasabi then Basic Black cardstock before attaching to the card base using mounting tape.  To embellish the card I added a couple Kaiser Rhinestones along the edge of the image and a button threaded with DMC White in the center of my beautiful bow!

Hope you have a very special day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Tulips (Digi Doodle Shop)
  • Paper: Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, and Prints Pack (Stampin' Up), PTI White and Berry Sorbet
  • Ink: Copics R32, R35, G82
  • Other: Birds and Swirls Embossing Folder, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, 5/8" White Silk Ribbon, Button, DMC White, Kaiser Rhinestones, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hedgehog Beauty


Hi everyone!  This is another card I made using my Penny Black "Buzz In The Air" stamp.  I really like this patterned paper so you will be seeing a few more cards yet with it.  The layout for today's card is inspired by the OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #22.

The card base is a half sheet of Rose Red cardstock folded in half.  The rest of the card was created on a slightly smaller piece of Barely Banana cardstock and mounted to the card base using mounting tape.  The patterned paper strips are each 1 1/2 x 3 3/4.  Next I created a Single Tied Bow using 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, pulled another piece of the same ribbon through the back side of the bow then wrapped the ribbon around the card base and taped the ends down on the back side.

The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI White using the Buzz In The Air stamp and colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced around the edges, layered on to a slightly larger piece of Rose Red cardstock then attached to the card base using mounting tape.  To embellish the card I drew a swirl lightly using a pencil then added some medium Kaiser Rhinestones along the swirl pattern.

Hope you have a beautiful day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Buzz In The Air (Penny Black)
  • Paper: Rose Red, Barely Banana, PTI White, Generations (A Family Affair by Momenta)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, So Saffron and Copics E00, T2, YG95, R85, R89
  • Other: Paper Piercing, 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Kaiser Rhinestones and mounting tape 

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Dew-Drop Rose


Hi everyone! Hope you had a marvelous Father's Day and were able to spend time with your loved ones! We spent the day with my in-laws celebrating not only Father's Day but also my sister-in-law and nephew's birthdays as well! We played our favorite card game, Shanghai and ate lots of pizza and chips for lunch then all sorts of treats for dessert in honor of the big day!

Today I want to share with you the card I created for the OWH Stars and Stamps midweek challenge "Bring Out Your Bling!" Since glitter makes our heroes detectable I love that Operation Write Home finds other ways for the cardmakers to add glitz to their cards without using glitter. And of course, I have a HUGE stash of bling so I couldn't resist playing along this week.

My card base is a half sheet of Basic Black cardstock folded in half. Next I cut a slightly smaller piece of PTI White, paper pierced the edged then layered it with a 2 3/4 x 4 strip of paper pierced Pink Pirouette. The scallop circle was die cut and embossed from Wild Wasabi cardstock using the Classic Scalloped Circles Large Nestabilities. I wrapped Black Grosgrain ribbon aound it and tied a beauiful bow in front before attaching to the card base.

The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI White using the Dew-Drop Rose stamp and colored in using copic markers. I paper pierced the edges then layered it on to a slightly larger piece of Basic Black cardstock before attaching to the card base using mounting tape. To embellish the card I added Star Dust Stickles to the dew drops on the rose, medium Kaiser Rhinestones along the circles scallop edge and two black buttons threaded with DMC White.

Hope you have a fabulous day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Dew-Drop Rose (Heartfelt Creations)
  • Paper: Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette and PTI White
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics R20, R30, G82, G94
  • Other: Star Dust Stickles, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, 3/8" Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Buttons, DMC White, Kaiser Rhinestones, Classic Scalloped Circles Large Nestabilities, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape 

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Moonbear


Hi everyone!  Hope you have lots of fun things planned for the weekend.  We are celebrating two birthdays and Father's Day this weekend so I thought I'd pop in quick while I had a chance to share this cute card I made.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with this image when I first saw it but then I came across this awesome patterned paper and knew it was perfect as a sky background to the cute bear hanging over the moon.  And of course, since the patterned paper has stars I couldn't resist embellishing with a couple of them!

My card base is So Saffron layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White then patterned paper.  I've had this patterned paper forever and wish I could remember who it is from, sorry!  I pulled it out thinking to use it for a patriotic card but thought it looked really cut with this image too!  The shadow layer is a 2 3/4 x 4 strip of So Saffron finished on both sides using the Scallop Edge Punch.  I wrapped the ribbon around it and tied a bow in front before attaching to the card base.

The Moonbear is a digital image from KLM Designs that I printed on PTI White using my Epson Photo Printer and colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced around the edges, layered on to a slightly larger piece of PTI Kraft cardstock before attaching to the card base using mounting tape.  To embellish the card I punched out three stars from PTI Kraft cardstock and added a small button threaded with DMC White in the center of each.

Hope you have a great weekend!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Moonbear (KLM Designs)
  • Paper: So Saffron, White and Kraft (PaperTrey Ink) and patterned paper
  • Ink:  Copics Y21, E44, E47
  • Other:  Scallop Edge Punch, Star Punch, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Buttons, DMC White, Ribbon, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Butterflies and Bling


I'm getting hooked on this larger card size and love the extra space it gives me to play around!!!  Today's card was created using this beautiful Butterfly Blossoms digital image from the Digi Doodle Shop.  This week the Digi Doodle Shop's Best were challenged to create a card using this awesome sketch.  Since the midweek challenge over at OWH Stars and Stamps is all about BLING I couldn't resist adding a few of those to give this card a little extra sparkle!!!

The card base is a 5 3/4 x 11 1/2 piece of Elegant Eggplant cardstock folded in half.  Next I cut a 5 3/8 x 5 3/8 piece of PTI White and layered it with a slightly smaller piece of paper pierced Yoyo Yellow cardstock.  The larger circle is 4 1/2" More Mustard cardstock.  The Butterfly Blossom image was printed on PTI White using my Epson Photo Printer and colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced around the edges then layered on to a 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 piece of Elegant Eggplant cardstock.

The two smaller circles were punched of More Mustard cardstock using the 1 3/8" Circle Punch and attached using mounting tape.  Using 5/8" White Grosgrain Ribbon I made the beautiful bow using this Single Tied Bow tutorial from Amazing Paper Grace then using a tweezers pulled another strip of matching ribbon through the backside of the bow and taped the ends down on the backside before attaching to the card base using mounting tape.  To embellish the card I added smaller Kaiser Rhinestones along the edge of the larger circle.

Hope you have an awesome day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Butterfly Blossoms (Digi Doodle Shop)
  • Paper: Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Yoyo Yellow and PTI White
  • Ink: Copics YR23, Y08, V09, V17, YG17 and YG67
  • Other: Creative Memories Cutting System, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 5/8" White Grosgrain Ribbon, Kaiser Rhinestones and Mounting Tape

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sweet Of You


Today I want to share with you the card I created for the OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #21.  I had lots of fun creating this card because I got to use all my favorite things... lots of layers, paper piercing, ribbon, buttons and of course, mounting tape, LOL!!!  I also fell in LOVE with this patterned paper and am on a mission to see how many cards I can make with a 12 x 12 sheet of patterned paper.  So far I've made 3 cards and have enough paper leftover for one more so I hope you like this paper as much as I do.

My card base is a half sheet of Basic Black cardstock folded in half.  The rest of the card was created on a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of PTI White and attached to the card base using mounting tape.  On the PTI White I layered a slightly smaller piece of Baja Breeze cardstock then six 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 pieces of Generations patterned paper.  I wrapped 5/8" So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon around the cardstock and tape the ends down on the back side before attaching to the card base.

The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI Whtie using the Sweet Of You stamp set and colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced around the edges and layered on to a slightly larger piece of Basic Black then attached the image to the card base using mounting tape.  To embellish the card I made a Single Tied Bow using the same ribbon and attached it using glue dots.  I added a button threaded with DMC White in the center of the bow.

Hope you have a very sweet day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Sweet Of You (Stampin' Up)
  • Paper: Basic Black, Baja Breeze, PTI White and Generations (Momenta, A Family Affair Collection)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics Y32, R39, BG72, BG75
  • Other: Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, 5/8" So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon, Button, DMC White, Glue Dots, Mounting Tape 

Monday, June 14, 2010

Call Of The Wolf


OK, here is my first solo attempt at brayering on a card!  I kept it pretty simple this first time but still feel good about using my new skills so soon after attending Michelle Zindorf's Beginner Brayer Workshop last weekend.  Thank goodness I have photoshop so you don't get to see my small OOPS that according to Michelle becomes a bird, fish, or horizon depending on the location.  Mine would be a horizon or bird but to share my card with all of you I took advantage of photoshop.  So, goodbye oops, LOL!!!

My card base is Basic Black layered with a slightly smaller piece of Blue Bayou cardstock.  The strip is a 2 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Whisper White cardstock finished on one side using the Fiskars Diamond Edge Punch.  To create the image I brayered Soft Sky, Baja Breeze and Blue Bayou on Whisper White cardstock then stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black using the Nature Silhouettes stamp set.  I sponged Memento Tuxedo Black ink around the edges then added highlights to the tree using the white Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen.  To embellish the card I added two Zig Zag Brads below the image.

Hope you like this style of card because I love brayering and want to make many more like it!  The card is also a favorite of my husband's so I think I finally figured out the secret to making great masculine cards!  Speaking of masculine cards, I entered this card in the OWH Stars and Stamps Midweek Challenge which is shippers choice.  The shippers requested more masculine cards so this card will soon be on it's way to Operation Write Home!

Thanks for coming by and hope you have a great week!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Nature Silhouette (Stampin' Up)
  • Paper: Basic Black, Blue Bayou and Whisper White
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Sky, Baja Breeze and Blue Bayou
  • Other: Diamond Edge Punch (Fiskars), Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen, Zig Zag Brads (Karen Foster Design), brayer, mounting tape

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Beehive And Bear


Wow, I can't believe how fast this week has gone by!  I don't have anything on my schedule for this weekend other than house cleaning and stamping.  I'm going to try a brayering card to play with my new skills from the Zindorf class I went to last weekend.  Keeping my fingers crossed that it turns out alright!  Today I'm popping in to share my Beehive and Bear card with all of you!

My card base is a half sheet of Frosted Yellow cardstock folded in half.  Next I cut a slightly smaller piece of Suede Dark Brown cardstock, punched the corners with the Ticket Corner Punch and paper pierced around the edges before attaching to the card base.  The shadow layer is a 3 x 5 1/2 piece of PTI White finished on both sides using the Scallop Edge Punch then layered with a 2 x 5 1/2 piece of paper pierced Papaya Puree Medium cardstock.

The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI White using the Beehive And Bear stamp then colored in using copic markers.  I layered the image on to a slightly larger piece of Frosted Yellow cardstock before attaching to the card base using mounting tape.  To embellish the card I layered different colored flowers and added a pretty button threaded with DMC White in the center.  To finish off the card I punched two pieces of Ruby Red cardstock with the Word Window punch, folded them in half and attached them along the edge of the card base using small gold brads.

Thanks for stopping by!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Beehive And Bear (Great Impressions)
  • Paper: Ruby Red, PTI White and Frosted Yellow, Suede Dark Brown, Papaya Puree Medium (Prism)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics: Y21, YR12, E07, E08, E47, E49, YG63, YG67
  • Other: Ticket Corner Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Word Window Punch, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Paper Flowers, Button, DMC White, Small Gold Brads, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Christian The Lion


Hi everyone!  Hope you are ready for the Digi Doodle Shop's Best "Tie It Up" challenge.  This week the challenge is to create any card using twine, string, floss, rafia or any other tying embellishment.  I couldn't resist using my Jute Twine along with this handsome King Of The Jungle digital image from the Digi Doodle Shop.  Did I mention that the Digi Doodle Shop is having another great special this month, 15% off all Father's Day and Vintage Stamps.  Also, get both Summer Fun Sets with any $5 purchase.

As for today's card... the card base is a 5 3/4 x 11 1/2 piece of Garden Green layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White cardstock.  Next I added three 1 1/2 x 5 strips of Bordering Blue cardstock evening spaced the a 2 x 5 1/2 strip of brown velvet.  The King Of The Jungle digital image was printed on PTI White using my Epson Photo Printer and colored in using copic markers.  I love how majestic the lion looks laying there in all his glory! 

To create the scene I first stamped the rocks then stamped grass around the lion and rocks.  I colored the rocks to match the lion and the grass using copic YG67.  Masking the lion, I sponged Garden Green around the bottom half of the image.  For the sky I sponged Bordering Blue.  I paper pierced around the edges then layered the image on to a slightly larger piece of Garden Green cardstock.  To embellish the card I wrapped Jute Twine in the corner taping the ends down on the backside so it would stay in place then added a button threaded with Jute Twine.

Hope you have a majestic day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: King Of The Jungle (Digi Doodle Shop), Rocks & Grass Border, Grass (Stamps by Judith)
  • Paper: Bordering Blue, Garden Green, PTI White and Brown Velvet
  • Ink: Bordering Blue, Garden Green, Copics E55, E57, YG67
  • Other: Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Jute Twine, Button, Glue Dot and Mounting Tape

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Trendy Trees


I've had this Trendy Tree stamp set for some time now but for the life of me can't create a card I really like with it so I browsed the SCS Gallery and found this really cute card to CASE. I changed the colors... also didn't have enough ribbon to make a bow so I added a paper flower instead. All in all, I think it turned out OK!

My card base is a half sheet of Chocolate Chip cardstock folded in half.  Next I cut a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of PTI White and layered it with a slightly smaller piece of Real Red cardstock.  I die cut the Top Note Sizzex Die from PTI White and Chocolate Chip cardstock, trimmed the Chocolate Chip Top Note and layered it on the PTI White Top Note.  The trees were stamped in Real Red and Chocolate Chip using the Trendy Trees stamp set.  Can you believe that after four tries my tree trunks are still way off from the tree tops, LOL!!!

I love this sheer green ribbon but didn't have enough for a bow so instead wrapped it around the Top Note and taped the ends down on the back side before attaching the Top Note to the card base using mounting tape.  To embellish the card I added a matching paper flower finished with a red button threaded with DMC White in the center.  The layout is super cute so I will have to try it with a different image and more ribbon!

Hope you have a great day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Trendy Trees (Stampin' Up)
  • Paper: Chocolate Chip, Real Red and PTI White
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red
  • Other: Top Note Sizzex Die (Stampin' Up), Sheer Ribbon, Paper Flower, Button, DMC White, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Monday, June 7, 2010

You Light Up My Life


Hi everyone!  Today's card was inspired by the OWH Stars and Stamps theme challenge, You Light Up My Life!  The awesome Sketched Lighthouse is a digital image from KLM Designs.  And the fun layout was inspired by the OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #18.

My card base is Real Red layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White then Chocolate Chip cardstock embossed using the Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder.  The shadow layer is three 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 pieces of Close To Cocoa cardstock.  The Sketched Lighthouse was printed on PTI White using my Epson Photo Printer and colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced the edges then layered it on to a slightly larger piece of Real Red cardstock.

I thought the card needed a bit of yellow to bring out the beam of light at the top of the lighthouse as well as to highlight the theme "You Light Up My Life" so I added two copper photo hangers attaching them with matching copper brads and finished them off by threading shimmery yellow grosgrain ribbon through the hooks and tying each in a beautiful knot.

Hope you have a great day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Lighthouse (KLM Designs)
  • Paper: Real Red, Close To Cocoa, Chocolate Chip and PTI White
  • Ink: Copics T2, E74, E79, YG63, YG67, Y15, R29, R46
  • Other: Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder, Grosgrain Ribbon, Aged Copper Photo Hangers, Aged Copper Brads and Mounting Tape 

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Spring Flowers


I'm bouncing off the walls with excitement because this afternoon I'm attending the beginners Brayer Workshop by Michelle Zindorf, WAHOO!!! I love her cards and am really looking forward to learning a new technique. Hopefully soon I will be sharing some brayering cards with all of you!

This beautiful card was created for the OWH Stars and Stamps stash challenge, "Pot of Gold". The challenge is to use anything gold in making your card... anything gold that is not or does not have glitter that is. I'm a HUGE fan of hardware embellishments so I immediately dug out all things gold in my craft room and came across this gorgeous gold filigree I got several years ago (back in my scrapbooking days) and decided to finally put it to use! No sense in hanging on to it just because I love it, right!

My card base is Basic Black layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White cardstock. Next I cut 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Blush Blossom cardstock, cut the edges using the Fiskars Deckled Edge Scissors, embossed it using the Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder and attached it to the card base. The strip is a 1 x 5 1/2 piece of gold foil cardstock. I wrapped white grosgrain ribbon around it and tied a beautiful bow in front then before attaching to the card base.

The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI White using the Spring Flowers stamp and colored in using copic markers. I paper pierced around the edges, layered the image on to a slightly larger piece of Basic Black cardstock and attached to the card base using mounting tape. To embellish the card I took a white paper flower and colored it black using my inkpad and a sponge. I then punched a smaller flower out of Blush Blossom cardstock and layered it in the center of the black flower using a gold flower filigree and small gold brad.

Hope you have an exciting day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Spring Flowers (Great Impressions)
  • Paper: Basic Black and Blush Blossom (Stampin' Up), PTI White and Gold Foil Cardstock
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics R30 and G12
  • Other: Fiskars Deckled Edge Scissors, Paper Piercing, Paper Flowers, Flower Punch (EK Success), Gold Filigree, Small Gold Brads, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Daffidill Glory


Today's card was created for this week's Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #10 which is to create any card with a button.  I wasn't ready to set aside this beautiful daffidills image just yet so this week you get another daffidills card, LOL!!!  The layout for this gorgeous card is from the OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #19.  I turned the sketch on it's side and enlarged the image to fit my daffidills image.

My card base is a half sheet of Desert Coral Dark cardstock folded in half.  Next I cut a slightly smaller piece of PTI White and layered it with a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of Acorn Patterned Paper then a 1 1/2 x 3 3/4 strip of Candleglow Dark cardstock trimmed on one side using the Fiskars Deckled Edge Scissors.  I wrapped grosgrain ribbon around this layer and tied a bow in front before attaching to the card base.

The gorgeous daffidills image was printed on PTI White using my Epson Photo Printer and colored in using copic markers.  I punched the corners with the Ticket Corner Punch then layered it on to a slightly larger piece of Desert Coral Dark cardstock.  After adding a small brad in each corner I attached the image to the card base using mounting tape.  To finish off the card I added a yellow button threaded with DMC White to the center of the bow.

Hope you have a glorious day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Daffidills (Digi Doodle Shop)
  • Paper: Desert Coral Dark, Candleglow Dark, PTI White and Acorn (BasicGrey Indian Summer)
  • Ink: Copics YG95, E08, YR23
  • Other: Ticket Corner Punch, Small Brads, Fiskars Deckled Edge Scissors, Grosgrain Ribbon, Button, DMC White, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

My Craft Room

OK, here it is, the long awaited sneak peak into my creative space! I finally cleaned out my craft room and took some awesome photos to share with all of you!!! The decorative theme in my room is PANDAS! I love panda bears and the family has helped me accumulate various stuffed animals and knick knacks to decorate my room with. My husband deserves all the credit for the beautiful furniture. He custom built my craft table and all the shelving over the past several years as my stamping obsession has grown. He's even modified my desk a couple times over the years. A HUGE thanks to my awesome husband for the beautiful furniture... and for enabling my stamping addiction, LOL!!!

This first photo is a glimpse of my craft room from the doorway! It is hard to tell in this photo but the curtains are a bamboo print (a beautiful gift from my mother-in-law!!!) In the material are golden highlights which match the color of paint on the walls! 


As you come into my room picture scanning the room from left to right. This is one of the more recent shelves my husband built to hold all my Stampin' Up rubber stamps and wheels. I've organized the stamp sets by size inside the baskets which I need to redo now because I can never find anything. I used to have them organized by type (i.e. flowers, backgrounds, holiday, etc.) My next project, right!!!


I had to share this photo because I love the panda photo on the wall and below it is my button collection sorted by color! The shelving you see on the right side of the photo is my display case. At the moment it seems to have more candles and envelopes than anything. 


The shelving in this next photo is actually the first shelving my husband built for me. I LOVE the paper slots and have 6 columns of 12 or 72 total slots... still doesn't seem like enough, LOL! On the bottom shelves are more wood mounted stamps from some of my other favorite stamp companies. The blue containers hold all my glitter and are on the top shelf so I remember not to use them on any Operation Write Home cards!  


This next photo is of the largest and most recent shelving my husband built for me, it is on the right hand side of the room. The bottom shelf was built first, about 3-4 years ago and holds all my patterned paper. That was during a time when I was making cards way faster than I was able to use them and decided to give scrapbooking a try. I've scrapbooked most of our vacation pictures and along the way accumulated a ton of patterned paper. Back then I hadn't yet discovered the joys of using patterned paper on my cards. Now I can't picture making a card without using patterned paper!!!

The top shelving holds all my $.88 Wal-mart containers I picked up years ago to organize stuff. They now hold all my ribbon and flowers sorted by color. In the middle is my cricut, punches, hardware stash and a bunch of other stuff it will probably take me the rest of my life to use, LOL!!!



So now we've made a full sweep of the room and are in the center of the room looking at my craft table! On the left are my new copic organizers, LOVE them! The drawers hold things like my tools, sponges, pens, markers and other little stuff I like to keep handy! On each end of the craft table are extensions that come up to give me more working space.


During the week we try to spend a couple nights in my craft room but also love watching several TV series so this is our compromise! My husband has a little table and chair he slides in next to my desk and either spends time on the laptop surfing for coins and nascar stuff or works on logging the numerous coins he finds on ebay!


And if you look real close at the bottom center of this photo you will be able to see my Little Guy, Slater!  He passed away a year ago February but still holds a very special place in my craft room!

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!