Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
A couple friends have asked me to make them some father's day cards. This card is meant for my friend Michelle's adorable little Yorkie to give to her husband. I love doggie Father's day cards they are such a cute idea! This card was fun to put together. I wanted to use Papertrey Ink's white snow ink and polka dot basics, and also use the I heart my dad stamp from Studio G and a Paw Print from Inkadinkado. It was more fun then usual because my friend Tiffany was over when I was making this card and we had a great time staying up late and crafting.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Archiver's
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I have a bunch to post tonight, so stick with me! I finally finished the cards for Paper Challenge #5 (at least I cut everything out and made the 3 samples.) Here are the Paper Challenge Rules:
1. Swap 1 - 12" x 12" sheet of patterned paper with one other person from the group of 5.
2. Create what ever you can out of the sheet of paper you received from someone else and make sure you make one for everyone.
3. Bring in your cards to swap.
This is something that some of us who do the monthly card exchange at work decided to start because of our mutual habit of buying paper and hoarding it. I love having crafty friends at work, although with Tiffany and Randee in the group, I feel the pressure!
I was able to create 3 cards for each person (15 total from 1 12 x 12 sheet of patterned paper). For one I used this sketch from 2 Sketches for you . (It's the one with the heart). The heart is where the circle is on the sketch and the sentiment is the mini circle. I decided to wrap fiber around the heart rather then having ribbon at the top of the card.
I was lucky in that the paper Randee gave me was the Comstock line from We R Memory Keepers and I had some other papers from We R Memory Keepers that was very similar. I am very happy with how they came out and I hope my friends enjoy them!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
A couple cards to share tonight. The first one was by request for my Grandmother whose Nephew just became a grandfather again. He likes birds. My mother was over and was going to be leaving soon and she said "Oh your grandmother needs a Congratulations Grandpa card". Which means I made this card in about 10 minutes (sewing and all!). That is a record for me. The new grandpa likes birds, so I covered a chipboard bird from Scenic Route with paper from Basic Grey and trimmed with an exacto knife and then sanded the edges. The sentiment is a combo of a Hero Arts stamps and a stamp from the $1 bin at Michaels (there were all sorts of family words, it's from awhile back so don't get excited and go out looking for it). Stiched around the edges and wa-la! A manly card that has a bird! I did also use Kraft as the base. I took a kraft hiatus, but it is back with a bang!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I had been seeing these great sketches on Rochelle and Sarah-Jane's blogs; the Sweet Sunday Sketch. So this week I decided to play along. Of course this caused some consternation when I saw the sketch because I am not good at placing little doo-dads below my card, and pairing those with a focal image is also not my forte.
Carstock: Stampin Up
Monday, May 25, 2009
It's my first Papertrey Ink Blog Hop! Hopefully I have done everything correctly! I am so excited to be playing along. I really didn't know what to make using yellow, so I just went with a clean and simple card (Which is what I usually come up with *grin*). The card base is PTI Lemon Tart (I used my scor-it to emboss the bottom half every half inch but it's kind of hard to see), and the ink from the flower is Berry Sorbet. A yummy Melon Berry ribbon tied with one of the new wood Vintage Buttons adds a powerful punch. The sentiment is from Mega Mixed Messages and the flower from Life. I hope you all enjoy my creation - I can't wait to see all of yours!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
I don't know about you, but cards with primary colors are not my forte. I think I need to spend more time in the toy aisle!
This card came together in my mind once I found the sentiment. It is one of the new images that Silhouette just released. I saw it and instantly knew it would be great paired with a giant heart. I kept my fingers that the sentiment would cut correctly the first time and I was so excited it did!
Now that I look at the card, it is very Wonder Woman- esque. The yellow ribbon is velvet and I love how it gives the card texture. I have been doing very simple and classic designs and colors lately, and while this card is still simple it is a lot more on the retro funk side of the scale. Hope you like it!~
Saturday, May 23, 2009
I spent all day outside weeding and planting. In the middle of the day my DH decided we needed to get dirt delivered, and 3 cu yards was on our driveway 2 hours later. I am sooo tired! But when I saw Dawn had posted another color challenge I felt the need to put something together.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tonight I decided to play with the sketch on 2 Sketches 4 You. I found out about the sketch challenge from Amy's awesome blog. They have a fantastic contest coming up in June as well. I used another one of my new stamps from Paper Makeup Stamps. His name is Terry and he is adorable. I also bought the matching sentiment.
And where do I play with all my "toys"? I was fortunate enough to be able to finish the basement in our house and I was also fortunate enough to have a husband who let me take about 1/3 of it to create an awesome room. Then there was having a friend who has an awesome husband who is a contractor (so if you are in the Chicago suburbs and need any kind of work done in your house email me and I will send you Mark's email. He rocks!) My room was finished about a month before my son was born, so I am still working on decorating and I think organization will be a constant challenge. I tend to take out a bunch of supplies and create until the piles start to fall off my table. Then I put some stuff away and start over. I was going to wait until my room was "clean" or "finished" to post photos, but that will never happen. So you are seeing it in all its glory.
I have storage all throughout the room. The doors there hide a big pipe along the wall and also hold supplieds. And I am a bit obsessed with ribbon. It's pretty much everywhere.
My table. The trimmer on the left is a Carl Trimmer that is from Sam's Club online. It cuts chipboard and up to 30 sheets of cardstock at once. It was my Valentine's day present last year.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
My friend Randee introduced me to a great stamp company: Paper Makeup Stamps. They are the company that I got the cute monster stamps that I have been using. Then she directed me to their blog, which posts challenges every Monday. This week's challenge was to use Apple Green and Watermelon and pair it with White and/or Black. I thought that Bronto would be so cute for this card and he didn't disappoint. I am having so much fun with these stamps and hope you enjoy my creation!
Stamps: Paper Makeup Stamps, Hero Arts
Paper: Stampin Up
Ribbon: Making Memories
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I was so surprised when I checked Dawn McVey's Blog tonight and saw that there was another Color Challenge posted! These colors are so fun and so I dove right in. I came up with two cards that are only slightly varied from each other.
Friday, May 15, 2009
I made this card a few nights ago, but didn't get around to posting it until today. I have fallen in love with the Monsters from Paper Makeup Stamps. This little fella's name is Dreck. He kind of reminds me of a little boy running around in footie pajamas.
I colored him with copics and used a Sakura glitter pen to highlight the spots. I ran some vellum through my Cuttlebug embossing folder to add texture.
Stamps: Dreck (Paper Makeup Stamps), Sentiment (PTI)
Cardstock: Stampin Up, DCWV
Ribbon: Dots and Dashes
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I just love the 3D stickers from K and Company. I used the airplane in this post and decided to pair the tricycle with the sentiment stamp from Cloud 9 Designs. It made me giggle to think of my little guy tearing it up on a tricycle. I used the Tim Holtz distressing tool on the cardstock and paper, that tool is perfect for this sort of thing. I am not a big vintage card maker, but many of my cards have been leaning that way lately.
Cardstock: PTI, Archiver's
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
You aren't seeing double...above is the card that I posted yesterday. I wanted to post it again in the round up! See this post for the details on my card. Below is what my wonderful friends have come up with. The theme was to use vellum or acetate on your card. I think everyone did a great job!