Sunday, January 31, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Here's a close up of the sentiment. I printed the invite info on the inside on a separate sheet of paper and just put them in there loose. At the end of the invite I told them to "Go Green" and reuse the card by giving it to another friend. Good way to get my business info out there twice. :)
Stamps: CTMH Playful Flourishes and Soul Mates WP, Heidi Grace Love Quotes
Paper: CTMH cs, $1 bin dp at Target
Other: CTMH inks and bigger brads, Memento ink, Stickles, EK border punch, foam tape
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I went a little crazy with the corner punch on this one. If you want to see the original sketch, hop on over to Club Anya & Friends for Jess's fabby sketch.
Stamps: Gorjuss Girl RAK, CTMH Say It In Style and Fringed Phrases
Paper: KI Memories dp, CTMH cs
Other: Copics, CTMH inks, Kaiser rhinestones, foam tape, misc. ribbon, EK corner rounder and border punch
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
So onto the whole reason you've stopped by my blog today.....
I actually participated in some challenges with this one! Back crafting AND doing challenges?! I'm amazing myself! Lol! So the first challenge is the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketches #51. It's my first try at this challenge and I'll be revisiting it for sure.
My other "virgin" challenge submission is to Raise The Bar #2 which calls to use a gifted item. Well this super cute Gorjuss Girl, and the paper, was a RAK from Amy over Christmas. Yay! Thanks Amy! I have a few more cards coming up that use some more of this RAK. Since my friend Sparkle is a "Bar-tender" at RTB, I decided to scrap-lift one of my favorite little details she occasionally does on her cards--the ribbon sentiment is raised in the middle to look like a waving ribbon. Love it! So cool, yet so easy.
I got the idea for the clouds on my main image from this fantastic card by Sandra. She does a much better job of it than I did though!
OK. Enough yaking from me! Have to pack up my mobile craft unit and go hang with the girls. ;)
Stamps: Gorjuss Girl RAK, CTMH Say It In Style and Simple Stitches
Paper: KI Memories dp, CTMH cs
Other: CTMH inks and buttons, Copics, Coluzzle, foam tape.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Can you tell that my corner rounder has been my best friend lately? That, and the sentiment and music notes from my Love Birds ss. I think Chelsea is so darling. I think I'll have to make another card with her colored to look like Josie again. Josie is NEVER without her iPod, but she rarely wears a skirt.....
Well, I'm at the tail end of my paper from Amy. I have just a few random pieces left with no idea of how I'm going to use them. I'll think of something. Hope you all have a great weekend!
Stamps: TGF Chelsea, CTMH Playful Flourishes and Love Birds
Paper: Sassafrass Lass dp, CTMH cs and Bella dp
Other: CTMH inks and ribbon, Copics, Stickles, foam tape, EK corner rounder.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I thought having a more masculine birthday card might be in order. I always tend to design girly cards, and since there ARE men in the world still it might be nice to make something for them every once and a while too. So on this first card, I used the Felicity set in a "manly" way. The main image is a stamp designed to be used as a bird like in my last card, but I thought if I just don't ink up the beak, then it looks like a paisley. That paired with the cool argyle stamp from the same set as well as the cocoa side of this dp, and everything is set for a dude's birthday card.
Told ya you'd be seeing this Love Birds ss again! It's just too cute not to! Same idea with the stamping as in Wednesday's card as far as adding dimension to the bird cage and having the music flow out of the cage. The sentiment is so fun!
The third card also uses the paper from the Felicity kit and you might recognize it from a previous post. I didn't really feel like designing another card, so I just decided to use what I already had. ;)
Materials: All CTMH. Veranda L2pp, Felicity promo kit, Love Birds ss, Fringed Phrases ss, desert sand and bamboo cs. Cocoa, juniper, barn red, olive, hollyhock, and garden green inks. Juniper, buttercup and olive markers, hemp, basic button collection, Wishes card template.
Other: foam tape
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
When I printed off my first of these Chibi's, I had a dilema....blonde, or brunette? I made the brunette one first only because I was using some chocolate cs with the card. But something pushed me to do another card with Chibi as a blonde. Now that they're both cone, I still can't decide which I like better.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Lazy football day today. I love just lounging around in my comfy clothes watching football and movies all day....maybe some crafting too. Such a hard life!
Stamps: TGF Dahlia, CTMH Felicity and Say It In Style
Paper: BG Sugared, CTMH cs
Other: CTMH inks, Copics, Nestie, Kaiser gems, foam tape
First of all....I'm watching the Ravens STOMP the Patriots, 24-0, and that's only just the 1st quarter!! Ha ha Patriots!
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
The layout for this card is inspired by a card by Robin at Club Anya & Friends. I found this old BG Sugared paper at that craft store in Wenatchee for only 20 cents a sheet! Yippee! The only problem is that it only has hearts printed on 1/4 of the page, so I used a stamp to add my own.
Off to finish making tacos. Yumm!! My fav! Have a great night!
P.S. GO TIDE!!
Stamps: TGF-Stella; CTMH Togetherness, Noted Backgrounds, and Say It In Style
Paper: CTMH cs and Bella dp, BG Sugared
Other: CTMH ribbon, inks, and paper piercer; Copics; foam tape
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Now that the 12 Days of Sketches are over, I'll be able to share more of the cool new products and candy I've gotten recently. It's all sooo fun!
Stamps: TGF-Chibi Shibuya, CTMH Say it in Style, Noted Backgrounds, Notice the Details
Paper: Sassafrass Lass dp, CTMH cs
Other: CTMH inks, Copics, EK punches, Prima flowers, sparkles-Michaels
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
This card actually uses 3 TGF/CA challenges. The first is TGF's 12 Days of Sketches #12. Next is two of the hourly challenges from Club Anya from Friday's challenges. One is the 11am spot which called for "flower power", the other is the 7pm hour which called for using black & white with one other color. I always love using B&W with a pop of color. It's elegant an understated all at the same time.
Paper: CTMH cs, Bo Bunny dp, MAMBI b/w dp, misc. dp
Other: Copics, Nestie, MM paper flowers, CTMH ink, CB folder, Heidi Swapp ribbon, $1 bin sparkles, foam tape, Sakura gel pens