Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Papercraft Star "Aqua" Challenge

Happy Wednesday everyone.  Here with my post for this week's Papercraft Star's "Aqua" challenge.  Our spotlight designer this week is Jinny over at her blog Soaring.  She has use an array of images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay!  For my project I created a card.  I was so inspired with the beautiful photo.   I used buttercream cardstock as my base and layered it with the digital image Scroll Work Squares 149 from THATB.  I then added some patterned paper along the bottom along with some seam binding and lace.  My sentiment is from SU along with the image which was cut using a coordinating die.  A few pearls adorn some of the flowers I fussy cut and popped up using some pop up dots.  That does it for this card.  I look forward to seeing your take on this challenge.  For your chance to win some digital sheets from our sponsor just link up your projects by 6:00 a.m EST.  Hope you all have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Quick little post this evening.  I created this card using this week's Mojo Monday sketch, and inspiration from The Kraft Journal.  I started with some kraft cardstock, which I stamped on using versa mark and and distressed the edges with some whisper white craft ink.  I then created an around the page frame using a tutorial from Andrea Ewen in her blog Ewenstyle.  I then added a patterned paper embossed with a cuttle bug folder.  I then stamped an image in crumb cake ink and cut it with a spellbinders die.  I added some lace and flowers along with a stick pin from Webster's Pages.  The sentiment was stamped in the same crumb cake ink and hand cut into a banner.  That does it for this card.  Thank you for stopping by.  


Birthday Challenge

Wednesday once again and that's means it's time for another Papercraft Star Challenge!  Let us help you get over that hump with a Birthday challenge.  Our spotlight designer this week is Sylvia, and once again she had created something absolutely beautiful for this challenge!  Stop by her blog to take a look at how she has used some beautiful images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay.  For my card this week I created a little shabby number that I had loads of fun making!  I used a simple sentiment form Clear Art Stamps and used lots of embellishments.  i started out with some Webster's Pages which I matted on some choice butter cream card stock from Taylored Expressions.  I just thought those little cupcakes were SO sweet!  The sentiment was stamped on the butter cream card stock and framed using a Tattered Angles chipboard.  I used some Tim Holtz distress inks on the frame and paper.  The seam binding and pom pom trims were added along with a stick pin I made myself and a tuff of feathers.  I used a sizzix rolled flower die to cut my light pink fleece.  To adhere the flower I used fabric tac, and added a pearl to the center.  Now it's your turn!  Just link up your project by 6:00 am EST for your chance to win some lovely images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay.  Looking forward to seeing what you all create!  

Paper:  Butter cream card stock from Taylored Expressions, Webster's Pages patterned paper pack, 
Ink:  Distress ink antique linen, and Tea Dye from Ranger, Ballet Blue from SU
Stamp:  Sweet Kids from Clear Art Stamps
Embellishments:  Seam binding from Paper Loves Glue, Pom Pom trim from scrapbuck, half back pearl, tattered angle's chipboard, Sizzix die rolled flower, stick pin

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Play Date Cafe Color Splash

Hello bloggy friends.  Just wanted to post my entry for this week's Play Date Cafe Color Splash challenge. This week use black white and a splash of mustard yellow for your projects.  I've used an old favorite to create my card.  The stamp-a-ma-jig was used to carefully place the damask print onto a white card stock.  For my splash of mustard I stamped the lower image in crushed curry ink from SU.  My sentiment is from the stamp set "Friends 24-7", also from SU.  I then added some half back pearls and gems to the centers of the damask and a satin ribbon and my card was done.  I hope everyone is having a good week and thanks for stoping by:-)


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Papercraft Star Check Challenge

It's Wednesday once again and it's time for another Papercraft Star Challenge!  This week we challenge you to create a project using checks or gingham.  Our designers have out done themselves this week.  Be sure to "check" out their beautiful projects:-).  For my card I started out with checks and it just came together form there.  I used an image from our sponsor The House Across The Bay.  This darling little girl is one of my favorites!  The rose is hand made along with the leaves which are distressed a bit with Antique Linen.  A Maya Road ticket peeks out from the image and the word "wonder" is from The Girl's Paperie.  I'd love to see you you do with your checks and/or gingham.  Just link up your project by 6:00 am EST Monday for your chance to win some digital images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay.  Sylvia is our spotlight designer this week and she has created such a charming card, stop on by her blog to see her beautiful work.  Hope you have a wonderful day!


Thursday, May 10, 2012

A little cheese in my blog?

Hello bloggy friends.  I've been having a bit of a tough time updating my blog.  I know what I want it to look like, I just can't get it to work:-(.  So I'm stuck,(temporarily of course), with a bit of a cheesy blog.  It will just have to stay that way for awhile.  Just over look the pepto color, perhaps by focusing on my Mother's Day card created with this week's Mojo Monday sketch.  Love this sketch!  Even more, I like peeking at everyone's interpretation of the same sketch.  For my card I with a buttercream cardstock form Taylored Expressions, and adhered some Girl's Paperie yellow gingham check.  I stitched using a blue thread around the gingham paper, and added some dot paper from Webster's Pages.  The flower was cut using a Spellbinders die.  I used a pearl bead for the center of the rolled flower.  For my sentiment I used a Verve stamp from the "One Person" stamp set.  A few half back pearls accent the sentiment and some seam binding finishes my card.  Such a fun sketch.  Well I hope you are all having a good week and thank you for stomping by:-)


Paper:  Buttercream, and yellow cardsotck form Taylored Expressions,  Bordering blue and Gable Green cardstock form SU, Dot paper from Webster's Pages, Gingham check from Girl's Paperie, Green Dot from Amy Tangerine 
Stamps:  One Person from Verve
Ink;  Bordering Blue
Embellishments:  Spellbinders flower, lacy circles, small circles, half back pearls, seam binding from Paper Loves Glue

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Kind Thanks

Hello Wednesday!  Are you ready for another Papercraft Star challenge?  This week's theme is to use a stamp in your project.  Easy as can be.  For my card this week I used the inspiration photo to stir my creative juices.  I loved the way the lace looked in the window.  I tried to recreate this look by stamping in Whisper White a lacy border stamp and embossing with white embossing power on top of a crumb cake card stock.  I repeated the embossing along the top of the card.  I then used a simple ribbon threaded through a pearl ribbon slide and stamped my sentiment.  This is my version of a clean and simple.  Not my usual style, but I liked the simplicity of this one.  Now I know you have stamps you are itching to use, so get them out and give our challenge a try for your chance to win some images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay.  Just link your project up by 6:00 a.m.  EST.  For a look at what our spotlight designer Jan's project head on over to her blog to see how she has used THATB images.  Thank you for stopping by and have a good week!


Paper:  Crumb Cake card stock from SU
Stamps:  Antique Trims from Clear Art Stamps
Ink:  Whisper White craft from SU
Embellishments:  velvet ribbon from Maya Rd., White embossing power from Zing, 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Week

I hope everyone is starting the week off well.  It's Teacher Appreciation week so I've been busy, busy, busy.  I guess I never realized just how many teachers my kindergartner has.  I sent him off with the first two cards this morning and wanted to share with some simple cards I made.  The first card I made for my son's wonderful homeroom teacher.  I used some black card stock purchased from JoAnn's, and layered different patterned papers from Graphic 45's "ABC Primer" line.  For the addition card accents I cut them from another patterned paper and popped them us with pop dots.  The ruler along the bottom is also from the "ABC Primer", which I fussy cut and adhered along the bottom.  The main image was cut and matted using the same black card stock.  The only stamping I did on this card was on the inside which was a sentiment from Taylored Expressions.  I added the burlap strip cut from some fabric and frayed the edges.  Love this card.  So far it's my favorite.

For the next card I used black card stock for my base.  The patterned papers on this card are from Kaisercraft"s "Class of 87".  I used the same layout for this card only for the main image I used a report card stamp from the same Taylored Expression Make the Grade stamp set.  A simple ribbon finishes off this card.  This one was made for my son's music teacher.  

That does it for this post.  Hope everyone has a wonderful week, and thank you for stopping by.


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Friday, May 4, 2012

Tag your it!

Just a reminder that we are having our Mother's day theme challenge over at the Papercraft Star!  You still have time to link up those Mother's day projects!  Here are some tags using images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay!  These vintage seed packets are so charming.  Now I am NOT blessed with a green thumb:  however my own mama can grow just about anything.  She is retired and spends her time outside creating a wonderland of floral bliss!  She threatens to give me cuttings of my grandmother's roses but I beg her each time not to.  I don't think I could stand if if those beautiful roses died on me.  These little beauties are just the flowers for me!  Very low maintenance and the vivid colors in these images are total eye candy!  These will be the perfect tags to go on her Mother's day gift!  Well that does it for this post.  Hope you all have a wonderful Friday and a safe weekend! Thank you for stopping by.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mother's Day Card

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Are you ready for another challenge over at the Papercraft Star?!  This week our challenge is a Mother's Day theme.  How perfect for me because I love my Mamma, but tend to always send my cards late:-(.  I'd blame the Post Office, but my mom worked for the Post Office for over 25 years, so that excuse never works.  For my special card I used a digital image from our sponsor The House Across The Bay called Vintage Flower Seed 229.  The images that you get on this one sheet alone are super gorgeous!  I couldn't stop at making this card.  I had to make some lovely tags as well.  But back to my card.  I started out with a crumb cake card stock and matted some patterned paper from My Minds Eye.  I opened THATB digital image in my photoshop and resided this image.  I added some lace and a burlap heart tucked behind The House Across The Bay image.  I then used different stamps sets.  First I stamped the "Mother" from Clear Art Stamps and then the frame from My Favorite Things Stamps.  Once the "Mother" was stamped I die cut it using the coordinating die from My Favorite Things Stamps.  I used a bit of Antique Linen distress ink around the card and sentiment and my card was finished!  Now if I can just remember to send this one out.  Now it's your turn!  Create something special using our Mother's Day theme and link it up by Monday 6:00 am EST for your chance to win some digital images from our sponsor.  Thanks for stopping by!