Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Happy Birthday

Hello bloggy friends! I hope everyone had a good weekend. There are so many challenges out there that I would love to participate in however my crafting time is limited. I decided to combine two challenges. The colors were inspired by the CR8FN 30 challenge. This weeks challenge is to use light blue, light yellow and kraft. The design was inspired by Sarah Martina Parker's card for CASE Study 41 challenge. I just love all the patterns and textures in this card. Here's my take on both challenges. I used a Spellbinders label die to cut the kraft and a die from Verve to cut the white shape. These are from two different companies but they worked out so well. The patterned papers are also from different companies. The yellow is from Making Memories, and the blue is from The Girl's Paperie. I added a scrap of fabric in the corner which I cut with pinking shears. I stitched around the card and added a bow made from seam binding. Birthday cards are always needed so I chose a sentiment from Crafty Secrets. The flower was made from a Sizzix flower die using Kraft paper purchased from the Kraft Outlet. That does it for my card. Thank you for taking a look.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Clean and Simple Happy Birthday

Clean and Simple other wise known as CAS. Well sounds easy enough. For a gal like me who LOVES embellishments I have to say I kept feeling like I was forgetting something. I wanted to participate in the Kraft Journal Blog's Clean and Simple challenge so I had to choose my embellishments carefully. How I approached this challenge was to pick things that I love and that would not only shine but be a SUPER STAR! Recently I purchased some vintage laces and trims for the bargain price of $3. I used one of those trims as my shining star. To keep it in a vintage look I distressed the edges of my kraft and buff ivory cardstock. I used the buff ivory cardstock to stamp my sentiment on because it has a linen texture to it. I wish I could get a close up of how the sentiment looks once stamped on this type of cardstock. It really does look like the image is printed on fabric. Other than matting my sentiment on a scalloped oval there not much to this card. I look forward to seeing the other entries to this challenge and discovering others take on Clean and Simple. Thanks for taking a look.


Paper: Kraft, Buff Ivory cardstock from the Kraft Outlet, Early Espresso from SU
Stamps: Vintage Labels from SU
Ink: Early Espresso from SU, Distress inks by Ranger
Embellishments: Spellbinders scalloped oval, large oval punch from SU, vintage lace from my stash

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Go With All Of Your Heart

I wanted to make a quick post today. I wanted to participate in this week's Playdate Cafe Color Challenge. I just love this blog because the challenge is to create a project using a photo color story. The real interesting thing about this type of challenge is that there are so many different entries. I love to see the out of the box entries. Paul B from the Artsiders blog has some amazing paper flowers, and Eli from Cards by Eli has created an amazing card with a crocheted flower. Not to mention the variety of inspiration the design team offers. That being said here's my entry. Next time I just might break out of the box too:)


Monday, May 23, 2011

Sending Butterfly Kisses

Monday, and already I'm looking forward to the weekend.  For a while now I've been a fan of My Favorite Things Stamps.  I just love the "Pure Innocence" line of stamps.  This little girl is so precious I always chose ones that remind me of my little girl.  For this card I used the supplies in my Key Ingredients kit form Taylored Expressions.  The designer paper is called Happy Go Lucky from American Crafts.  I broke out the sewing machine and sewed the backround and the zig zag paper.  I colored the image with Copic Markers and added the sentiment.  I colored the wings and added some Dazzling Diamonds.   I thought the wings just screamed "I need some sparkles!"  There are some great entries over at the Splitcoast gallery of this weeks challenge.  The keyword is MFTWSC20.  If you have a chance check it out.  I hope everyone has a good week and thanks for taking a look.


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Cry Baby

This year I wanted to scrapbook more, so when I saw the challenge over at Papercraft Star I knew I had to try this sketch out!

I used paper from Making Memories called Giggle Kids.  For my photos I chose some of my little girl having one of her "moments".  Now don't feel sorry for my little Diva!  This is actually a sweet moment.  I took these photos  when my husband forgot to give baby Ava a kiss after we dropped him off after having lunch together.  She is such a Daddy's Girl!  For my embellishments  I used some rub on's left over from a Basic Grey kit.  The pink chipboard letters are from Making Memories and the "baby" chipboard are from SU covered by coordinating Making Memories paper.  What a fun challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to vote starting Monday for your favorite entry.  Next week's challenge is a sketch that has so much potential I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!  


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

If Friends Were Flowers

Oh Play Date Cafe, it's been too long.  I've been watching the Play Date Cafe blog but just haven't had a chance to play along.  This week, however, I was determined to create a card using the chosen colors: purple, a lime like shade of green and grey.  What a color combo!  I wanted to do something edgy and punk that screamed ROCK ON!!!  Sadly, though,  I am so far from edgy and punk; even in my younger days I was more grunge.  I have to say, I'm happy with this sweet little card.  I've had some pretty good friends and some pretty great ones!  I love the way these colors worked together.  Thank you Sarah Anderson for such beautiful colors!  I hope everyone has a good week, and thank you for stopping by.


Paper:  Pale plum, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper white card stock from Stmpin Up, Designer Paper from Stampin UP.
Ink:  Pale plum, Elegant Eggplant, Sahara Sand classic ink from Stampin Up.
Stamps:  Dream Big from Verve
Embellishments:  Spellbinders, Ribbon from Stampin Up

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Terrible Two's

So my little girl will soon be turning the big TWO, and she's aready having her difficult moments.  This little card was inspired by one of those moments.  I used some lunch bag cardstock from the Kraft Outlet, to stamp this sweet little image on.  This is the first time I've used a Digi Stamp.  I purchased this image from Mo's Digital Pencil.   I then used some Prisma colored pencils to color the little girl.  I've become a big fan of Annika Ryan from Another Messy Crafter and just had to try out some of her tutorials.  She has some amazing coloring techniques on craft paper and the lunch bag cardstock worked out perfect with the Prisma color pencils!  For my embellishments I've used some bakers twine also from the Kraft Outlet paired with some seam binding and a small flower.  I tucked a small tag into a glassine bag to write some encouraging words on the back.  How cute are these bags!  You can also find these little treasures at the Kraft Outlet.  There are some little buttons in the corner and this card is done.  I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and thanks for stopping by.


Stamps:  Jill two from Mo's Digital Pencil
Paper:  blue cardsotck and The Girls Paperie patterned paper from Taylored Expression's Key Ingredients kit, lunch bag cardstock from The Kraft Outlet
Ink:  Prisma color pencils
Embellishments:  Glassine bag, baker's twine from The Kraft Outlet, Martha Steward edge punch, seam binding from Memorie Mare, vintage buttons

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Blooming Good Day

Wow it's been a while!  I received a number of products I've ordered over the past three weeks and just now have been able to play with them.  For this card I used a darling little stamp set from MFT Stamps called "Blooming Good Day", from their Pure Innocence line.  The patterned paper is from The Girls Paperie.  I paper pieced the dress from a coordinating paper from the same line of.  I recently subscribed to the Key Ingredient Kit from Taylored Expressions which contains many supplies to create a number of cards and paper products!  Love how everything coordinates!  This card was fun to make and I think it would be a perfect card to send to the grandparents!  I hope everyone has a good week and thanks for taking a peek!


I used the Mojo Monday Sketch to create this card.