Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge 74

Another color challenge with the Play Date Cafe!  This week's colors are a shade of lavender and blue.  I had a lot of fun with these colors.  Starting with a piece of ribbon I have had tucked away for some time I gathered bits from my ever growing stash to create this card.  My dear friend is celebrating her birhtday later this week so I used a stamp set from SU called "Engraved Greetings".  I made the lavender flower from organza fabric and added a gem to the center.   I then cut some text paper with pinking shears along with some blue felt for the leaves.  The frame is from Tattered Angles and the pearl flourishes are from Prima.  Another great challenge from The Play Date Cafe.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a good week!

The Sleepy Stamper,

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Mojo Monday Challenge 183

Just trying to sneak in my Mojo Monday card before the next one comes out.  I recently found this new paper from the Girls' Paperie and I love it ALL!!! I made this card using the line called "kitch".  I have a baby shower to go to next weekend and this sketch is just what I needed to crank this card out.  I used one of Verve's plain jane stamps and added a rosette as an embellishment.  That's it for now I have a busy book I'm working on and looking forward to sharing it later this week!  Thank you for stopping by.

The Sleepy Stamper

Papercraft Star Challenge 38

Hello everyone!  I just wanted to post my entry for this week;s challenge over at the Papercraft Star.  This challenge is to create something inspired by a layout sketch however you could create any paper craft project.  Now, I tried to do a scrapbook layout I really did but I struggled so much.  I soon found myself falling back on card crafting.  I would SOOO welcome any tips on creating layouts.  For now my card will just have to do as an entry.  I'll have to keep this one short since it's getting late.  I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

The Sleepy Stamper,

 Paper:  The Girl's Paperie
Ink:  Soft Suede
Stamp:  The Girl's Paperie
Embillishments:  Hand made felt flower, leaf pins by Maya Road, Martha Stewart edge punch

Friday, March 18, 2011

Papercraft Star Challenge 37

Another great challenge at The Papercraft Star.  This week is a photo inspired St. Patrick's Day challenge.  I love seeing all the inspiration over at this blog.  For my card I used a stamp from Verve.  This Irish blessing seemed perfect for St. Patrick's Day.  I'm not Irish but if I were I could totally see myself saying this blessing over a mug of suds!  That is if I even drank. I stamped the sentiment on Choice White and cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 4.  I added some patterned paper matted on Always Artichoke which I edge punched using Martha Stewart's around the page "swirling lace" punches.  The green flower is from Maya Road, and the seam binding is from Memrie Mare.  To break up the white space I embossed the lower corner.  Maybe I'll make an Irish friend to send it to next year.  For now I'll raise my glass to wish all my bloggy friends this lovely Irish blessing.  Hope you all have a beautiful weekend, and thanks for taking a peek!

The Sleepy Stamper

Stamps:  Blessings from Verve
Paper:  Choice White from Taylored Expressions, Sage Shadow, Aways Artichoke from SU.
Ink:  Always Artichoke from SU
Embellishments:  Around the page punch from Martha Stewart, flower from Maya Road, Spellbinder's Label 4

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Kraft Journal Challenge 10

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I hope no one was pinched today.  The theme this week over at The Kraft Journal challenge is "St. Patty's Day or Green".  Sadly I have no St. Patrick's Day themed stamps, so I chose a green color theme.  I used an image cut from some Graphic 45 "Once Upon a Springtime" paper pack.  I used some kraft card stock as my base and the edged mat.  I have to admit I am not a big fan of the color green but I love it when it's paired with pink.  I made the paper flower in the corner from Mc Gill's paper blossoms punches.  I saw beautiful samples of these flowers and knew I just had to try them out!  I like the way it turned out with the kraft card stock and burlap leaf.  To add a bit of sparkle I adhered some rhinestone trim to the burlap leaf and around the frame.  I finished my card off with a bow made from seam binding and added a button to the center.  I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and thank you for stopping by.

The Sleepy Stamper

Paper:  Graphic 45, Webster's Pages, Kraft card stock
Ink:  Distress ink tattered rose
Embellishments:  Martha Stewart Edge punch, Mc Gill's paper blossoms punches, seam binding, leaf pin from Maya

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Spring is just around the corner and we are having beautiful weather here in Central Texas!  For this project I created a Spring banner.  I used the colors from the Papercraft Star Challenge along with papers from The Girl's Paperie.  The letters are from Tattered Angels.  The chipboard tags were purchased from Michael's dollar bin.  I just had a lot of fun adding bits here and there that reminded me of the spring time.  For the "S" I made a crepe paper rosette and edged it with some stickles, and spritzed it with bamboo shimmerz.  I trimmed the bottom with some lace and adhered a butterfly from Jenni Bowlin.  The "P" was made by creating a paper rosette and edging it with pink glitter from SU.  I edged the Rosette with the white Tombo glue and dusted it with the pink glitter.  I then added some vintage lace.  For the "R" I cut a flower out of printed text which I colored with chalk ink.  The flower die is from SU.  I edged the bottom with pastel buttons, with some flowers adhered to every other button.  The "I"  was made from the negative space of the letter.  I edged the pink flower under the "I" with glitter as well.  The Easter images are from Crafty Secrets.  The "N"  is glittered with Dazzling Diamonds and placed on a ribbon rosette, with a piece of felt tucked behind it.  Which brings us to the "G".  This was made by using a bird cage die from Tim Holtz along with a chipboard bird from Tattered Angels.  I trimmed this one with some sheer lace and a satin ribbon.  My apologies for the epic post.  Thank you for stopping by and taking a peak!  Hope you all have a great weekend! 

The Sleepy Stamper

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge 71

This week is a color splash challenge over at The Play Date Cafe.  This is where you create a project using the colors black and white with a splash of color.  For my card I used the aqua/turquoise as my accent color.  I found a metal butterfly at Michael's and I backed it with my accent color.  The flourish is from Prima and the stamp is called Oval All by SU. I stamped the image twice and cut the larger flower from one and popped it up using dimensionals.  This card was quick and easy, it's my attempt at clean and simple. Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek. 

The Sleepy Stamper

Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White card stock by SU
Ink:  Copic Markers, Tuxedo Black by Memento
Stamps:  Oval All from SU
Embellishments:  Oval punch, scalloped oval punch from SU,  Aqua twinkles from Taylored Expressions

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Papercraft Star Challenge 35

Hello bloggy friends!  Long time to blog to!  My DH is back after being out of town for several days and things are getting back to normal.  What better way to get the creativity flowing than to participate in this weeks Papercraft Star Challenge.  This week's theme is to create a project using a song title, book, or movie as inspiration.  For my project I created a card inspired by the book I am currently reading titled Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.  I used Le Cirque 3 stamp set from Hampton Art.  This stamp set went perfectly with the setting for this book!  I also used the coordinating paper from Graphic 45.  The rosette was made from a Tim Holtz die.  This was such a fun challenge and I'm glad I was able to participate.  Thank you Papercraft Star design team and a special thanks to Liz Kordek for such fun sketches and inspiration.  My little family will keep you and your family in our prayers.  I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and thanks for stopping by.

The Sleepy Stamper,

Paper:  Kraft cardstock from The Kraft Outlet, Le Cirque patterned paper from Graphic 45, Butter Cream caard stock from Taylored Expression
Stamps:  Le Cirque 3 from Hampton Arts
Ink;  Tea Dye distress ink from Ranger, Rich Cocoa by Momento, Real Rust makrer by SU, Copic markers
Embellishments:  Rosette Die by Tim Holtz