Sunday, April 17, 2011

Pick An Age You Like

Just a quick post. I made this card a few weeks ago and totally forgot it was in the camera waiting on me. I've been hoarding some JoAnn's trim that I finally decided it was time to use, and these stamps from American Art Stamps seemed like a good choice. The ladies are colored with Copics and mounted on Circa dp and the neglected trim that inspired me.

Thanks for the visit.


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Less is More Week #10 Sentiment Focus

A quick post to participate in another challenge this week. I'm on a roll!

This week's Less is More challenge is to create a card with the sentiment as the focal point. As soon as I saw this challenge I knew just the sentiment I wanted to use. It's from Stampendous and has not seen ink yet because it is so large that I wasn't sure what to do with it. Ok, I'll make it the focal point (duh!) I stamped the background with a stamp from Stampin' UP! in Memento Pear Tart (luv that color), added the sentiment on top of that with Memento Rich Cocoa, placed some Copic colored-to-match pearls in a triangle and rounded the corners of the Classic Crest cream card base. Done! And I couldn't be more pleased with it. Doncha just love it when an idea comes together better than you envisioned it?

Thank you for your visit today. Comments most appreciated ;D

Big Hugs,

Friday, April 8, 2011

FLT 135

Go me! Three challenges in four days! That's what I'm talking about!

This My Minds Eye 6x6 paper pad has been calling my name ever since I got it. And FTL 135 reminded me of the Edger Die that I got from PTI but have not used. I tend to get in a rut, using the same dies, embossing folders and even the same few "go to" stamp sets. So I welcomed the opportunity to stretch that box a bit and use something new from my stash. The flowers are from Papertrey Ink's Beautiful Blooms II that I stamped, cut out, crumpled, and layered with a PTI button and twine as a finishing touch. The sentiment is from Hero Arts . . . uh . .  a well-loved set . . .  Ok, so Rome wasn't built in a day, my friends =D

Thanks for taking time to visit. Comments most welcome ;)


Thursday, April 7, 2011

OLW 48: A Sympathetic Challenge

This week's creative challenge from Susan is to create a one-layer sympathy card using an image other than a flower or tree. So, after finding a sentiment favorite, I decided this butterfly from Inkadinkado was the perfect accompaniment. I tried two different backgrounds giving totally different looks, so am posting both.

Thank you for the visit today. Your comments are much appreciated ;)



Tuesday, April 5, 2011

PTI Make it Monday #9

This week's challenge from Papertrey Ink is to using heat embossing on your project. Since heat embossing is what first intrigued and sucked me in to this hobby many years ago, I put aside some other projects I'm working on to participate in this week's challenge. I started by using Versamark to clear emboss the largest leaves from Turning a New Leaf on to a background of Spring Moss card stock. I then used PTI's Diamonds Impressions Plate to add texture and stamped a sentiment from Flower Fusion #1. Using the flower die from FF#1, I cut flowers from PTI Hawaiian Shores, Orange Zest and Raspberry Fizz, crumpled those and punched centers for them from card stock stamped with a Bitty Background Block that matches the Diamonds Impression Plate. (Be still my heart, I do so love that about PTI products). I pop dotted the flowers to the leaves and matted the entire piece using a Vintage Cream top folded card base. It all came together quickly and very nicely, if I do say so myself =D

Thanks for stopping by today.


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Some Birdie's Thinking of You

It's late. My team just lost. And for the life of me I cannot remember which clear stamp set I used on this card. I think my brain is turning to mush. I want to say it's Impression Obsession . . .

One item of note: The ribbon is seam binding dyed to match with a Copic . . . B05. (Now that I remember - go figure.) Ok, so my memory loss appears to be selective. I may never buy ribbon again (yeh, right). But I'll no longer spend as long looking for matching ribbon as I do making the card. And a great tip shared with me by my friend Carol is to use the Tim Holtz craft sheet under the seam binding during the dyeing process and then the precious Copic ink isn't absorbed and can even be worked into the seam binding . . . no wasted ink! Awesome tip, Carol!

That's it for me! I appreciate your visit today, and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.