Saturday, June 30, 2012

Papercraft Star Anniversary Day 4

Hello everyone!  Are you ready for one more challenge?!  I hope you still have some pep in your step!  My challenge today is to get your party on vintage/shabby style!  For your chance to win a fabulous digital sheet from our sponsor The House Across The Bay just create a party project using a vintage/shabby style. To get your creativity going you can use the photo inspiration from "The Pokadot Closet" if you choose.  So let's keep this party going and I look forward to seeing your projects!

For this card I used digital sheet 182 from THATB.  I started with a Choice White cardstock as my base I then adhered layers of some beautiful shabby pink lace from my ever growing collection.  I then resized the digital image in Photoshop to fit my card perfectly and printed it off on some more of the white cardstock.  Next I stamped the frame using an image from Verve and die cut it using the coordinating die.  For the sentiment I used another stamps set from Verve called "Party Time", which was also cut out with an coordinating die and popped up.  A little distress ink around the images to give it a more shabby look and some seam binding paired with a vintage button finishes my card.

Now for the details:  To enter my challenge, just link up your projects to the Papercraft Star Saturday's post for your chance to win a digital sheet from our sponsor THATB.  You have until July 9 to enter this challenge,  so that's pleanty of time:-).  To share my love of the shabby/vintage style I also have a prize I will be glad to send  to the winner.  Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you find time to play along.


Paper:  Choice White cardstock from Taylored Expressions, 
Ink:  pink pirouette from SU, Antique linen, Tea Dye distress inks from Ranger
Stamps:  Party Time, Sweet Treats from Verve
Embellishments:  lace from stash, vintage button, Shabby chic polka dots 182 digital sheet from The House Across The Bay, Verve dies, Seam binding from Paper Loves Glue Etsy

Friday, June 29, 2012

Papercraft Star Anniversary Day 3

Welcome to day 3 of Papercraft Star's Anniversary!  Today's challenge is from the very talented Jinny!  Her challenge is to create a card without using patterned paper.  Now this was a challenge for me since I love my patterned papers.  For my card I used a sketch from this week's CPS challenge.  I started out with some lunch bag cardstock from The Kraft Outlet.  I matted some soft sky cardstock that I embossed with a swiss dot folder.  I then added some blush blossom on the side along with some lace from my stash.  Instead of an image I used a crown which I made using Spellbinder's nested crowns.  I then distressed the edges of the crown with some antique linen.  For my sentiment I cut out a banner by hand and stamped "thanks so much" in basic black.  To give the banner a little shine I added some silver stickles along the edge.  There you have it, a card with NO patterned papers!  It was a tough one for me but I bet you can tackle this one with flying colors.  Just link it up to this post over at The Papercraft Star and Jinny will choose one entry to win a prize from our sponsor The House Across The Bay, along with her own giveaway!  So be sure to stop by her blog to check out all the details!


Paper:  Sky Blue, Blush Blossom cardstock from SU, Lunch bag cardstock from The Kraft Outlet, Choice White from Taylored Expressions
Ink:  Basic Black from SU, Distress inks from Ranger
Stamps:  Three Little Words from SU
Embellishments:  Swiss Dot folder from Cuttle bug, Spellbinders nested crown, Lace from my stash

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Papercraft Star Anniversary Day 2

Welcome back to day 2 of The Papercraft Star Anniversary week!  Today's challenge is hosted by our very talented Sylvia!  Her challenge is to create a card using a "cold summer drink".  There's an awesome picture to use as inspiration if you choose, over on the Papercraft Star blog as well as Sylvia's blog. No worries coffee drinkers, Sylvia has a inspirational card for you too.   For my card I was totally inspired by this photo.  It's been super hot over here in Texas with temperatures over 100 degrees.  There's nothing like a tall glass of ice cold lemonade during these HOT I'M MELTING summer days!  For my base I used Choice White cardstock from Taylored Expressions and matted some patterned paper from My Minds Eye.  Following the Mojo Monday sketch for this week I matted more of the patterned paper to Yo Yo Yellow cardstock from SU along with some Sky Blue, also from SU (retired).  The circle was cut using Spellbinders dies and the sentiment is from a stamp set by Taylored Expressions called Chillax.  And just for fun I used my brand new pin-wheel die from Taylored Expressions and added some yellow buttons to the bottom.  Well I hope you find time to join in on the fun this week.  There are prizes to be won from our sponsor The House Across The Bay at each challenge.  Be sure to stop by tomorrow for Jinny's challenge.  I hope you are having a wonderful "cool" day!


Paper:  choice white from Taylored Expressions, Yo Yo yellow, Sky Blue, Certainly Celery cardstock from Stampin Up, patterned paper from My Minds Eye Miss Caroline collection
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Stamps:  Chillax from Taylored Expressions
Embellishments:  Pin wheel die from Taylored Expressions, Spellbinders circles small, pinking circles, buttons from stash

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Anniversary Week over at The Papercraft Star

Happy Anniversary Papercraft Star!  If you haven't heard already, this week is our Anniversary week over at the Papercraft Star.  We have challenges going on with prizes to be won at each challenge!  Today's challenge is "embossing" hosted by Jan!  Now I don't emboss too often so this challenge is a perfect way to shake that rust off my embossing skills.  For my card I matted some patterned paper from Prima onto some riding hood red cardstock.  Then using an image from our sponsor The House Across the Bay from digital sheet 117 I matted the image on some Chocolate Chip cardstock.  For my embossed piece I used some more of the Riding hood red cardstock and ran it through using a Sizzix embossing folder.  My sentiment was cut out using a spellbinder's die and stamped with a sentiment from Verve.  A simple bow completes my card.  Now I was tempted to stitch around my card, but decided against it.  I thought the print was a bit on the busy side and also because my sewing machine weighs a ton!  LoL!  Well, I hope you find time to come play along!  Stay tuned each day to see the new challenges, and for all the details on the prize give aways and postings can be found here.


Paper:  Riding hood red, chocolate chip for SU, Butter cream cardstock from Taylored Expressions, patterned paper from Prima's Madeline collection
Stams:  Beautiful You from Verve
Ink:  Chocolate Chip from SU
Embellishments:  Digital image from The House Across The Bay, ribbon from SU, Corner punch from SU, Spellbinders labels fourteen

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Wedding Challenge

It's a nice day for a white wedding!  Well it is over a the Papercraft Star.  This week's challenge is a white on white wedding challenge.  This week Jan is our featured designer and she has a lovely project to share with you this week.  For my card I used various white embellishments along with some embossing.  I stamped the frame along with the sentiment with "Love Story" stamp set from Verve in tuxedo black.  I fussy cut around the frame and added half back pearls.  The doves are from a Jolee sticker sheet and the silk ribbon rose are from Anna Griffin.  Some silver flowers were added to break up some of the white clusters and a bit of lace is tucked in with the flowers.  This one was an easy one.  Now it's your turn just link up your project up by Monday 6:00 am EST for you chance to win some wonderful digital images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay.  I look forward to seeing what you create.  Be sure to stop by our other designers for more inspiration.  Thank you for stopping by.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Father's Day Challenge

Wednesday June 13th 2012!  Exciting day today not only because we have an awesome challenge over at The Papercraft Star, but also because it's my little Ava's birthday today!  I'm so excited to have her enjoy her birthday.  We've been putting together one of those Hobby Lobby doll houses, and let me tell you it's not a done in a day project!  I hope she likes it...fingers crossed.  On to the challenge!  For my project I created a mini album for my own Dad.  My parents didn't stay married and I never realized that my Dad doesn't have any pictures of us kids when we were little, which is something I never thought of. So. I thought he might like this album filled with pictures of days gone by.  I used papers from Simple Stories paper line called Documented.  I also used images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay from digital sheets,  Victorian Ads, and Blank Backgrounds.  These images made perfect journal spots which coordinate perfectly with this paper line.  By creating tags and pockets for this album I was able to add lots of fun photos and journaling.  I kept it in the neutral tones which made it easy to add a few flowers here and there without making it too feminine.  I love how it turned out!  Give this challenge a try.  I'd love to see what you come up with!  Just enter your projects by Monday 6:00 s.m EST for your chance to win some fabulous images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay.  I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Here comes Summer!

Hello Wednesday!  Are you ready for another challenge at the Papercaft Star?  This week's challenge theme is summer.  For my project I used an image from Mo's digital pencil called "Janie in July".  I started with a pink card base and matted some glittered paper from DCWV.  Then I printed the image and colored it with Copic markers.  For the sand I just put random dots from several earth tone copic markers.  The image was die cut with a Spellbinders die and adhered scrap papers to the side.  I added some felt flowers along with a butterfly stick pin and tucked a Martha Stewart doily behind the image.  I hope everyone is enjoying the start to the summer and I hope you have a chance to play along this week.  Just link up your project by Monday 6:00 a.m EST for your chance to win some digital images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay!  For more inspiration be sure to check out the Design Time came up with!  Thanks for stopping by.


Stamps:  Mo's Digital pencil
Paper:  Sweet from DCWV, blush blossoms, whisper white cardsotck, the girls paperie
Ink:  Copic markers
Embellishments:  Spellbinders, felt flowers, Martha Stewarts doily,