Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Art Quilt Block

Hello everyone!  It's that time again!  Challenge 64 opens today over at the Papercraft Star.  This weeks challenge is Lace.  For my project I made my first block for my "Art Quilt".  I first read about this idea from Melissa Phillips of Lillybean's Paperie.  She started hers this past summer and I was amazed with the first three blocks.  For my block I used images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay.  I printed out  one of the images from  "Text Writing Backgrounds 141" onto a fabric sheet.  I used a June Taylor brand.  Just loaded it into my printer like paper and the images was printed directly onto the fabric side of the sheet.    I also printed out a page of the "Victorian Women 170" onto  a fabric sheet and used it as an embellishment on my block.  Of course I used some vintage lace along the side and matted one of the Victorian images onto a piece of felt cut with a Spellbinders die.  The flower was made from a piece of the fabric sheet and adhered in the center of a seam binding bow.  Using fabric glue I adhered a lace applique and a half ticket. This was a fun challenge and I hope you'll play along for a chance to win some of these great images from The House Across The Bay!  Just link up before Monday 6 a.m. EST.  Good luck, and I look forward to seeing your projects!


Images:  Victorian Ladies, Text Backgrounds from THATB
Embellishments:  Computer Printer Fabric from June Taylor, Vintage lace, seam binding, hand made flower, Tattered Angles mist, Tim Holtz ticket, vintage buttons.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Did someone say "Shabby Chic"!

Well don't mind if I do.  Shabby Chic is another style that I just adore!  There was a line of fabric that was manufactured years ago called Paris Flea Market, designed by 3 Sisters for Moda.  I had purchased yards and yards of this fabric and fell in love with the Shabby Chic style.  As I was surfing from one fabulous blog to another I saw the challenge for the Woopsi Daisy blog.  The challenge for this week is guessed it Shabby Chic!   For my card I used the soft color pallet from papers by The Girl's Paperie.  I distressed the edges using some sisccors along the edges of the paper.  I then sewed the papers down and added some lace.  Using a scrap of polka dot paper I distressed the edges and matted on a coordinating paper cut with pinking shears.  The sentiment is from a stamp set called "Love's Flower" by Verve.  I wanted to keep the colors soft so I stamped the sentiment using an ink called Soft Sky by SU onto Shimmer White cardstock also by SU.  A simple bow with a Prima flower, cameo pin from Webster's pages and a feather finish my card.  I do love me some shabby goodness!  Thank you for stopping by and taking a look.  Have a wonderful weekend.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Awe Yea it's challenge time again over at the Papercraft Star!!!  Last week we had an amazing amount of entries!  For this challenge it's a sketch created by the super talented Kim Duran!  Loved this sketch and how different all the Design Team's cards are.  For my card I used Webster's Pages patterned papers.    I paired these vintage papers with and image from our sponsor The House Across The Bay digi sheet called Animal's in Advertising 120.  How cute is that little girl!  The frame is from Tattered Angles.  I then added a little flag that I stamped my sentiment on and made by wrapping some paper around a toothpick.  The bow I made and colored with Copic markers to match the little girls dress.  I added a butterfly from Jenni Bowlin and my card was done.  I'd love to see your take on this sketch.  First prize winner will receive two digital downloads from THATB and the runner up will receive one digital download from THATB.  Just link up before Monday 6 a.m. Eastern for your chance to win!

Thank you for stopping by,


Paper: Butter cream cardstock, patterned papers by Webster's Pages, 
Stamps:  Crafty Secrets
Ink:  Tuxedo black from Memento
Embellishments:  Tattered Angles Frame, Ribbon, vintage button, butterfly from Jenni Bowlin, Edge punch from Stampin Up.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Jan!!!

 If your looking for my Papercraft Star Challenge 62 it's here.  This is just a quick post wishing Jan from, chai tea 'n me,  a very Happy Birthday! I made this card using a digi image from Mo's Digital Pencil, called Veronica.  I just loved this image!  Veronica seems like she's the life of the party!  As I was coloring her with my Copic markers, I started to really enjoy seeing her come to life with attitude and spunk!  My wish for you Jan is to have a beautiful day with family and friends, because It's Your Day!  


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Papercraft Star Challenge 62

Over at the Papercraft Star, challenge 62 "Anything Goes" open today!  I love this challenge because all you creative crafters come out to play!  For my project I created a card.  I went back to my comfort zone and stuck to a vintage look to this card.  I used Baja Breeze as my cardstock base and paired it with a patterned paper from TPC.  I stamped an image from Verve directly on to the Vintage Frame from our sponsor, the House Across the Bay.  Because you can print these sheets from your own printer, I printed this one on to a natural cardstock to give it even more of a vintage look.  I then added lace from my stash and made a bow from some trim also from my ever growing stash.  The little flower was made from a sizzix die, which I adhered a pear to the center.  I edge punched the patterned paper with a Martha Stewart punch and added a flourish from Prima.  How perfect did the vintage frame image go with this paper line!  I love it when a card comes together!  I would love to see what you come up with for this "anything goes" challenge.  You have until Monday by 6:00 a.m. Eastern!


Paper:  Baja Breeze, Natural  cardstock from SU, Printed paper from TPC, 
Ink:  Chocolate Chip from SU
Stamps:  Because of You by Verve, Three Little Words from SU
Embellishments:  Edge punch from Martha Stewart, Vintage frame from The House Across The Bay, Lace, Sizzix rolled flower die, Pearl, flourish from Prima

Beautiful Day

Hello everyone, just trying to sneak a post before my little one wakes up from her nap.  For this card I used the colors in this weeks Play Date Cafe Challenge.  For my colors I used Baja Breeze, So Saffron, and Night of Navy.  I started out with the Baja Breeze cardstock and adhered some patterned paper from Bo Bunny.  I used my ticket corner punch on the top corners.  My sentiment is from a stamp set from MFT stamps, which came with the coordinating die!  I first stamped the houndstooth frame from one set called Textile Rectangle Die & Stamp set and cut it out using the coordinating die.  I then stamped the sentiment and frame from another stamp set and die combo called,  Framed Greetings, which I popped up using pot dots.  I added some half backed pearls under the sentiment, and a butterfly from Jenni Bowlin.  The bow was made from some seam binding, which I added a vintage button to the center.  Well that does it for this card, not too much but hopefully enough to inspire a Beautiful Day!

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Hello friends.  I hope everyone is enjoying their weekends.  Living here in Central Texas it's been a difficult week.  Wild fires seem like they have been all around us.  Between being scared we'd have to evacuate and doing what we can to help our fellow Texans and the firefighters who have come form all over the country, there hasn't been too much time spent at my crafting table.  I did manage to make a gift for my mom for Grandparents Day.  Using Audrey Pettit's tutorial from the Kraft Journal, I made a gift pouch and filled it with sweets.  She made her's from Burlap and it is just SO cute!  I changed mine a bit and use a doily.  I added a flower made from the lunch bag cardstock.  I die cut the flower elements from a Tim Holtz die and inked the edges with craft white.  I then added diamond stickels to the petals for a little sparkle.  The flourish was cut from a Hello Kitty sizzix die.  I tucked a bow made from seam binding under the flower along with a leaf from Recollections.  I stiched the doily together using some bakers twine and tucked my sweet treats inside.  Thank you so much Audrey loved the tutorial, and I think Grandma will love her gift from the kiddies!  Thank you so much for stopping by.


Ink:  Whisper White
Embellishments:  Tim Holtz flower die, Hello Kitty Die, print leaves from Recollections, seam binding, hat pin from SU, vintage buttons, doily from Joann's, baker's twine from the Kraft Outlet
Paper:  lunch bag cardstock from the Kraft Outlet

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Papercraft Star Color Challenge

Hello everyone.  Challenge 61 opens today at the Papercraft Star, which is a color challenge.  Use 2, 3 or all 4 colors (not including neutrals) from the inspiration photo.  What a vivid group of colors!  For my project I used the Damask Accordion book, from our sponsor The House Across the Bay.  I made a little counting book for my little girl.

For the front cover I used some trims and seam binding for the tassel and on the cover.  The chipboard flower is from Stampin Up, which I colored red with a copic marker R29.  With some letters from Jenni Bowlin I spelled out the word "count", and the "me" is some canvas chipboard which I also colored with Copic markers.

All the numbers were die cut with my Cricut, using the Plantain School Book cartridge.  I had a hot air balloon button that I adhered to another image from The House Across the Bay called French Hot Air Balloons.  

For the 2 I added a photo corner from Tattered Angles and some ribbon to the bottom.  The lady bugs are buttons that have been adhered with some hot glue.  

For the number 3  I made a pocket from some red cardstock.  I edge punched the top with a Martha Stewart punch and added some ribbon and lace.  I placed some prima flowers in the pocket that can be removed when counting.

The number 4 tag was made with some butterflies I cut from the "Butterflies Collage Sheet" from The House Across The Bay, and added little sparkle to each one.  

To end off with the number 5 I added some jeweled leaves I purchased from my local craft store which I had to adhere with some more hot glue.  

After I tested this with my little one, it is defiantly a hit!  Because she loves to pull the lady bugs off I had to use the hot glue which made it so much more difficult for her to rip them off:-)  Well I'd love to see what everyone comes up with!  Remember the first place winner will receive two downloads from our sponsor The House Across the Bay.  The runner up will will be provided with one download.  You have until Monday at 6:oo a.m. EST to link up your project.   As always thank you for stopping by.


Images:  Damask Accordion, French hot air balloons, Butterfly digital collage, from THATB, 
Embellishments:  Chipboard flower from SU, pearl flower from Basic Grey, letters from Jenni Bowlin, Buttons from Moda, rose flowers from Prima, photo corner from Tattered Angles.