Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Easter Challenge

It's the middle of the week and that means another challenge over at the Papercraft Star!  Let us help you get through your week with some creative down time!  Our challenge this week is Easter theme.  Include an egg, chick or bunny in your project for your chance to win some fabulous digital images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay!  For my card today I used papers from an older Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients kit.  I started with a white cardstock for my base and adhered some patterned paper from the kit.  For the edge I added some seam binding and lace.  A small flower from Michaels is adhered to the seam binding bow and the butterfly stick pin is from Jillibean.  The image is from My Favorite Things stamps called Pure Innocence "My Basket of Eggs".  I colored her with Copic markers and paper pieced her little dress.    The sentiment is also from the same stamp set which was stamped on white cardstock and punched with a word window punch from SU.  I loved seeing all the wonderful entries from last week's spring challenge and am looking forward to see all the new entries!  Just link up your projects by Monday, 6:00 am EST for you chance to win!  Be sure to check our spotlight designer Tracy this week to see how she used the beautiful images from our Sponsor!


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring Challenge

Welcome to another challenge over at the Papercraft Star!  This week our theme is "spring".  Spring is probably my favorite time of the year.  I even try to garden during this time of year:  however I soon get some mystery rash and never last too long at it.  For my project this week I made a Spring Mini!  Using papers from Graphic 45 called "Once Upon a Springtime", along with several images from our sponsor The House Across the Bay.  For the cover I fussy cut the fairy in the corner along with some of the floral accents.  I did notice that Peter Rabbit was missing from the Graphic 45 papers, and was able to add him by fussy cutting Peter from The House Across the Bay's Peter Rabbit Tags 219.  The flowers are from Prima.  I had the "SPRING" title for a while now and think it is from Making Memories.

The charms were made by adhering more of THATB images from Peter Rabbit Domino sheet 220 to some fragment charms from Tim Holtz.  

For these pages I used Shabby Dots ATC 182 images from THATB as my photo mats embellished by seam binding, flowers and a butterfly stick pin.  On the opposite side I created a pocket by cutting along some of the flowers printed on my patterned paper and sewed along the edge.  The Peter Rabbit tags were added to the pocket for journaling spots.

On the next set of pages I used more of the Shabby Dot ATC 182 images for a pocket embellished with  a Wilton doily and some Prima flowers.  On the opposite page I cut a frame from a Cricut cartridge called Sophisticated from some chip board and adhered one of the Peter Rabbit domino images. 

The tags tucked behind the frame come out and the Peter Rabbit image can be removed to have a photo slip into the frame.  This has to be my favorite page!

The last set of pages feature more of the Shabby Dots ATC images.  I create a pocket in which more of the Peter Rabbit tags can be tucked into.  On the opposite page an accordion fold mat unfolds to place even more photos or journaling.

When it is flipped the other way you can see more mats from the Shabby Dot squares from THATB, embellished with a fairy cut from Graphic 45 papers.

This was one fun project to create and I'm so looking forward to taking pictures to fill this mini up!  I look forward to seeing what creations you come up with.  Be sure to check out the beautiful creations from the rest of our design team!  Just link up you projects by Monday 6:00 am EST for your chance to win some images from our sponsor!  Remember if your in need of some inspiration to get you started our photo is always there to use if you choose.

Hope you are all enjoying your week and I look forward to seeing what you come up with!


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Green Theme

Good morning sunny Wednesday!  Every Wednesday morning I have been singing this little song to my son since he was a little baby.  Only now I'm afraid he's SO over it, and would rather sleep!  I guess it's just part of growing up.  This Wednesday over at the Papercraft Star we have a new challenge.  Use the color green as the main color in your creations to have a chance to win some beautiful images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay.  For my card I used pattern papers from Graphic 45, Once Upon a Springtime.  I started out with a Very Vanilla cardstock as a base and matted some green patterned paper. I used blush cardstock and a Spellbinders die to cut out the frame and matted the Graphic 45 image to it.  The green flower is from Maya Road, and the leaves were cut using a Spellbinders foliage die.  The sentiment is from Crafty Secret's Clear Art Stamps.  And just because I could not help myself I added some pearls and a heart stick pin.  I sometimes find it hard to edit myself when creating a card, and have to remember not to add everything including the kitchen sink, but embellishments are my weakness.  I hope you will come join us in this week's challenge.  I'd love to see what you create.  Just link up your projects by Monday 6:00 am EST for your chance to win some digital downloads from our sponsor.  Our spotlight designer is Jan and you can see how she used some of the wonderful images from The House Across The Bay here!


Paper:  Very Vanilla, Blush Blossom cardstock from SU, patterned papers from Graphic 45
Ink:  Old Olive from SU
Stamps:  Sweet Kids from Clear Art Stamps
Embellishments:  Spellbinders, Maya Road flower, decorative edge punch from SU, heart stick pin from Maya Road

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Easter with Pure Innocence

A quick post this evening.  I finally had a chance to ink up this adorable Pure Innocence Easter stamp set from MFT stamps.  For this card I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch.  I used patterned paper from the Ever After line by American Crafts.  I die cut the tag from the Tags Bag, Boxes and more Cricut cartridge, and matted it on some pink  cardstock.  The image was fussy cut and colored with Copic markers and paper pieced her dress.  This card came together pretty quickly.  I hope everyone enjoys their week, and thanks for stopping by.


Paper:  Bashful blue, pink, whisper white cardstock from SU, Patterned paper from American Crafts
Ink:  Tuxedo Black from Momento, Copic markers, Old Olive marker for the stitching.
Stamps:  Pure Innocence My Basket of Eggs from MFT stamps
Embellishments:  Seam binding from Paper Loves Glue, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Spellbinders lacy circles

Lucky Ducky

Greetings everyone!  It's Wednesday and time for another challenge over at the Papercraft Star!  This week's theme is Luck.  Create a project inspired by something lucky or St. Patrick's day.  Our photos are there for inspiration but not required.  For my card I used an adorable image from Meljen's digital stamps called, "Lucky Ducky" colored with Copic markers.  The pattern papers are from Graphic 45, and the sentiment was created in Word and printed out.  I just love how this little cutie turned out.  I tell my hubby this little ducky is so cute I just want to pinch his plump little cheeks!  Now it's your turn!  Just create a project using this weeks theme and link it up by Monday 6:00 am est. for your chance to win some lovely images from our sponsor The House Across the Bay.  Jinny has used The House Across the Bay images beautifully to create her "lucky" card, which you can see here.  Be sure to stop by all the design teams blogs to see more wonderful inspiration!  Hope you all have a good week!


Paper:  Very Vanilla, Basic black cardstock from SU.  patterned papers from Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Stamps:  Lucky Ducky
Embellishments:  Word Window punch from SU, Ribbon from SU

Friday, March 2, 2012

Pin Cushions!

Greetings everyone!  I know I haven't been posting often.  I've been so busy hand quilting a baby quilt for a dear friend due this month!  I did manage to take a break from quilting to make a couple projects.  Since I had my thread in hand I made some adorable pin cushions.  With so many decorative stick pins available from Webster's Pages to Maya Road, I thought why not store them in these sweet pin cushions!  I started by cutting some fabric I had in my stash with the largest Spellbinders heart die.  I then glued ribbon to the right side of the top heart.  I used an adhesive called Fabric Tac.  I then sandwiched some lace between the two hearts right sides together.  Using a simple running stitch I sewed the pieces together leaving a small opening to turn the hearts, right side of the fabric out, and stuff with poly fill.  Next I added various flowers to the top adhering with the Fabric Tac and stuck some decorative stick pins.  This was a fun and easy project.  If you are interested in seeing a video tutorial leave me a comment letting me know and I will try to put one together!  The color combination was inspired by this week's color story over at the Play Date Cafe.  I just love the color challenges over at the Play Date Cafe!  Just use the colors of Mojito, Peony, and Sand to create...well ANY project and link up by Tuesday by 11:00p.m.  The challenges are always fun and have me looking at color in a whole new way.  Well wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.  I'm off to get back to that quilt!


Supplies:  Moda fabric by Three Sisters "Paris Fleamarket",   Value lace from JoAnn's, Prima flowers, seam binding from Paper Loves Glue etsy shop, Spellbinders nestabilities hearts, In color ribbon from SU.  Pins from Webster's pages, and Maya Road