Friday, April 22, 2011

Card: My Mind's Eye Challenge #22

This month's theme at the My Mind's Eye challenge is "April Showers."

Lost & Found Portobello Road (My Mind's Eye)

Card Stock
DieCuts With A View

Heartfelt Phrases (Verve)

Silhouette Shapes

Additional Supplies
handmade rose
Twinkling H2Os (Sage)
silver dew drops (Robin's Nest)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Card: Graduation Time

It's getting to be that time of year; graduation season is just around the corner!  I made this card last year - hence the "2010"!   The recipient of this card is a young man who aspires to become a comedian so two elements on this card are a reference to that.  Reference number one is the Charlie Chaplin figure and reference number two is the script to the right of the sentiment which is an excerpt from Mark Twain's "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County."  If you click on the photo you can get a closer look.

Recess (BasicGrey)

Card Stock
DieCuts With A View

 Life's Possibilities Set (Tim Holtz Visual Artistry)

Broken China (Ranger Distress Ink)

Embossing Folder
Distressed Stripes (Cuttlebug)

Additional Supplies
text from an old book
clock rub-on (Heidi Swapp)
Destiny tag (Tim Holtz)
pewter brads
clear embossing powder

Friday, April 15, 2011

My Core’dinations Creative Frenzy

Core'dinations card stock is pretty cool stuff - unlike anything else out there.  It has a nice weight and comes in fabulous colors and styles and its fun to play with!  If you really like something what could be better than a chance to try out for a design team that gives you the chance to work with such a fun product?  So... here goes!

First, a masculine card with sanded Core Essentials:

This little purse looks deceptively large in this photo but it is a diminutive 2.5x4.5 inches - the ideal size for a gift card!

The vintage look of the Times Nouveau Collection by Graphic 45 is perfect with the Core'dinations Vintage Collection.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing these projects and feel inspired to make some creations of your own!

Project Details:
Happiness Card:  

Card Stock
Core Essentials and Vintage Collection (Core'dinations)

Transatlantique (Graphic 45)

Happiness Found (Verve)

Embossing Folder
Patchwork (Sizzix/Tim Holtz)

Additional Supplies
Wander philosophy tag (Tim Holtz)
handmade cording

Purse Gift Card Holder:

Core Essentials (Core'dinations)

Die Cuts
purse_C00281_20509 (Silhouette Studio)
tag (Sizzix)

Embossing Folder
D'vine Swirl (Cuttlebug)

Additional Supplies
crystal swirl (Prima)
silk flower (Hobby Lobby bridal department)
ribbon (Offray)
"love" rub-on (Cloud 9 Designs)
pearl stick pin (Jenni Bowlin)
crystal corsage pins
vintage cameo 

Mother's Day Card: 

Vintage Collection and Black Magic (Core'dinations) 

Times Nouveau (Graphic 45)

One Person (Verve)

Additional Supplies
rayon seam binding 
red and black buttons

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Card: For Amy

Paper and Card Stock
Offbeat - 6x6 (BasicGrey)
brown card stock (Bazzill)
white card stock
turquoise card stock

Rubber Stamp
Anna Griffin

Walnut Stain (Distress Ink by Ranger)

Additional Supplies
brown crystals
nickel  brad