Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Frame it up!

Hello everyone!  We have a fun challenge for you this week over at the Papercraft Star.  This week we challenge you to use a frame in your project.

What a beautiful inspiration photo.  When I saw this challenge I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  I have been seeing clothes line frames in Pintrest and on some of my favorite photo galleries.  Once I purchased an open back frame from Hobby Lobby I just strung hanging wire across and started creating!

First I cut banners from old cereal boxes and covered them with patterned paper from Pink Paisley's London Market.  I added several different embellishments I had in my stash along with different laces and seam binding.  Since my frame was a bit on the large side I didn't get a chance to photograph close ups of my banners.  I'll have to try again to photograph each one.  I hope you join us this week over at the Papercraft Star.  Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Hello again!  As you all know it's Wednesday and that means a new challenge over at the Papercraft Star.  This week we challenge you to use buttons on your project.  I just love buttons.  I collect vintage buttons. Every time I walk through a antique mall, or a yard sale and I see that round tin I just have to look inside hoping to find forgotten buttons.  I usually find old buttons in tins.  My own grandma kept every button off coats and old shirts in an old candy tin.   I can't help it, I just have to scoop it up, although booth # 171 at my favorite antique mall prices her buttons WAY too high.  Don't they look like little pieces of candy!  These are some of my little treasures.

Here is our inspiration photo for you to use if you choose.  Don't they just look so yummy!!!

This is what I came up with.  I wanted to make the buttons the main purpose to my card.  By using a tree stamp it allowed me to use many different buttons as the tree's foliage.  I stamped the tree in Chocolate chip on buttercream card stock.  I then matted it on some Chocolate Chip c/s and adhered it to some patterned paper from Pink Paisley called London Market.  The patterned paper was then matted on to some Chocolate Chip c/s as my base.  As you will often see on my cards I used some seam binding along with a paper flower.  

I hope you get a chance to play along this week.  Our design team has some real beauties this week so go to the Papercraft Star blog to check them out.  Thanks for stoping by and have a wonderful week.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

White on White Challenge

Hello Wednesday!  We made it to the middle of the week why not celebrate with our newest challenge over at the Papercraft Star.  This week we challenge you to create a white on white project.  Our design team has done a wonderful job with their projects to inspire you.  For my card I used a white base and adhered three panels that were embossed using a sizzix embossing folder.  I added some liquid pearls in the center of the cross hatches.  For the center heart I made it using some felt cut with a spellbinders die.  I blanket stitched around the heart and sewed different elements from buttons, lace, and beads.  I stamped a simple sentiment to finish my card.  Now it's your turn!  I look forward to seeing what you come up with.  I hope everyone is having a good week and thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Photo inspiration challenge

Why hello there!  Wednesday brings another fun challenge over at the Papercraft Star.  I hope you're ready to show us your take on our photo challenge.  For me I had a wee bit of trouble with this one.  I really liked the way the trees looked against the golden sky, so I used that as my inspiration.

I started out with some Chocolate Chip cardstock as my base.  Then I took some book paper from an old nursing dictionary I had picked up from the Goodwill.  (No worries this one was defective one as some of the pages were set upside down.)  Using some pinking shears I cut the paper to fit and distressed the edges.  Next I stamped the grass in chocolate chip ink onto the text paper.  For the flowers I stamped using Versa mark and then added chalks to bring out the image.  Instead of using birds like in the photo I used a wooden butterfly button.  Some ribbon tied in a simple bow and a burlap tag finishes my card.  I printed the sentiment onto some paper and cut it out and glued to the tag.  

For more inspiration check out the Papercraft Star blog to see what my fellow teammates' take on this challenge.  I look forward to seeing what you come up with.  What will you take from this inspiration photo.  Maybe you love the birds, or the colors.  It's a new year so challenge youself, and you can be the next Papercraft Star! 


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 review

Happy New Year my blog land friends!  I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season and that you all are looking forward to a new year!  This week over at the Papercraft Star we challenge you to show us your best project of 2012!  What were you most proud to create last year?  Do you have a super favorite that you want to revisit?  For me it was this altered jewelry box.  Using images from The House Across The Bay I had resized images from the Pink Me 233 sheet to fit perfectly on the drawer fronts.

I think this will always be one of my favorites.  And to think it started out looking like this...

Pretty sad looking hun?

Top View

Other side view

Now let's see what was your favorite project from 2012?  Don't forget to stop by The Papercraft Star blog to see all the all the special projects from your design team!  Thanks for stopping by.