Thursday, July 26, 2012

My Favorite Things die and stamps

Hello everyone.  I hope everyone is having a wood week so far.  Wanted to share a card I made using a die and stamp combo from My Favorite Things Stamps.  This combo is called "First Class Friend".   I thought this would be a perfect card to send to my mom as she worked for the post office for over twenty years!  I still call her to ask how I should send things and which way to send to get the best rate.  I used papers from the This and That collection as well as cardstock in coordinating colors from SU.  The tag was cut using a cricut cartridge called "Sweet Treats", and the stamp edge was cut using a die that came with the stamps.  The die makes a complete postage stamp frame however I tried to stay with the sketch I used from the MFT blog and only used a part of the frame.  A couple of hand cut hearts are adhered to the bottom of the tag and my card is finished.  I hope everyone continues to have  a good week and thank you for stopping by.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Papercraft Star "Water" Challenge

Happy Wednesday!  Are you ready for another challenge over at the Papercraft Star?  This week's challenge is to use water (ocean, lake, river...) in your project for you chance to win some fabulous images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay.  As usual the photo is always avalible to use as inspiration.  For my card I used another darling image from Mo's digital pencil.  This little guy just melts my heart because he reminds me so much of my little guy.  He's all legs and arms too!  I started this card with a bordering blue card stock base from SU, matted with some striped paper from Webster's Pages.  I cut coordinating scraps from the paper collection and matted it with some red card stock from Taylored Expressions.  The sentiment was printed directly onto the patterned paper and the inside says "one hot summer day at a time".  Because I just can't put a limit on embellishments I had to add some small brads along with a strip of red card stock punched with an EK success punch tucked behind the image.  I had fun coloring with my Copics and will send this one to Grandma.  She always loves to get cards from the grandkids.  She loves it even more when I add snap shots of my little monsters too.  I guess I'll be heading to the photo counter!  Now it's your turn!  Just link up your water inspired project by Monday 6:00 am Est for you chance to win digital images from The House Across The Bay.  For further inspiration stop by and check out our super talented Design Team ladies:

I hope everyone has a wonderful week and I look forward to seeing what you create!  Thank you for stopping by.


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I scream You scream We all scream for...

That's right everyone!  It's an ice cream challenge over at the Papercraft Star this week.  As usual the photo is here to use as inspiration if you chose.  For my card I started out using soft suede cardesotck as my base and matted papers from the This and That collection.  Then I used a digital image from Mo's Digital Pencil, called Lacy and colored her with Copic markers.  I have to admit I went a little over board with the rub ons.  I even put a little bird rub on under Lacy's foot but it smeared on me.  I say when rub on's go rouge, just stick a flower on it!  A bow finishes my card and this challenge is done!  I'm really trying to work with my Copic markers more often, and I have to say I'm getting to love them!  I hope you play along in this challenge for your chance to win some digital images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay.  Our spotlight designer Jinny has made made a gorgeous card using the images from THATB be sure to stop by and check it out along with the other DT members:-)  Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting.


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Let's Go Play! In the sun!

Are you ready for another challenge from the Papercraft Star?  With summer in full bloom our challenge this week is to create a project which includes a sun.  Easy right?  Our talented design team have created some real beauties today, including our newest member Steph!  Steph has created a super fun card which you can check out on her blog "Where did all my money go".  Our spotlight designer Sylvia has also done a wonderful job using images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay, and is one you'll want to see. For my card I chose an image from THATB digital sheet 192.  I framed it using a tag from Graphic 45's Romantique collection.  The base is buttercream cardstock from Taylored Expressions which I matted some gingham paper from October Afternoon.  The sun was stamped on shabby polka dots 182  digital sheet from our sponsor with a Verve stamp and fussy cut.  I then popped it up and added a Jenni Bowlin butterfly in the opposing corner.  That does it for my card, now it's your turn to let your sun shine!  Just link up your project by Monday 6:00 a.m. EST for you chance to win some digital images from The House Across The Bay.  I look forward to seeing some sunshine!


Paper:  Buttercream cardstock from Taylored Expressions, Frame from Graphic 45, Patterned paper from October Afternoon
Stamps:  Verve
Embellishments:  Butterfly from Jinni Bowlin, 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Shabby/Vintage party challenge winner!

We're back at the Papercraft Star and have a new free digital image for you on our blog today.  The winners of our challenges during our Anniversary week have also been posted on the Papercraft Star blog. For my challenge Shabby/Vintage party challenge I want to thank everyone who played along.  I really enjoyed viewing your beautiful work.  So now with out further ado the winner is...Drum roll... Maria from Maria's vintage venture!  Congratulations Maria!  Please email me with your info so I can mail out your prize from me!

Here is Maria's beautiful card.  I have your prize all packaged up and ready to send out Maria as soon as I hear from you it will be in the mail, and don't forget to contact Jan to chose your prize from our awesome sponsor The House Across The Bay!

Maria's card

Please check out her blog and show her some love!  She has created a real beauty.  Thank you again everyone for playing along I look forward to seeing more of your creations entered at the Papercraft Star!