Sunday, March 9, 2014

ATC : Life Is Sew Good

This ATC was made for a monthly exchange I do with my BFF, Donna.  Our theme was "A Stitch In Time."  I'm linking this ATC to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the challenge theme is "Tick Tock."

My Mind's Eye 6x6 The Sweetest Thing Lavender
sewing pattern tissue

Stamps and Ink
sentiment - It's Sew Vintage - JustRite Papercraft
dress form - My Mind's Eye Lost and Found 2 Blush - Princess
Rhubarb Stalk ink - Memento
Tea Dye Distress ink - Tim Holtz/Ranger

Additional Supplies
rick rack
tag die - QuicKutz
vintage seam binding ribbon
pink thread
brad - Making Memories

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Card: Live In The Moment

I'm linking this card to this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.  The theme is "Tick Tock."

(click on the image to enlarge it)

Paper and Cardstock
patterned paper - My Mind's Eye 12x12 So Sophie Graceful
cardstock - Core'dinations
diecuts - My Mind's Eye So Sophie Graceful

Stamps and Ink
mini alphabet - Studio G
Sweet Plum ink - Memento

Die Cuts and Embossing Folder
Ornamental - Cuttlebug
Leafy Branch embossing folder (fussy cut) - Cuttlebug
Flower Petals #16305 - Silhouette

Additional Supplies
clock and key - Studio G
leaf stick pin - Maya Road
briolette - Making Memories
gem swirl and single gems - Zva
dew drops - The Robin's Nest
glittered flower - Petaloo
jump ring
purple thread
vintage seam binding ribbon
Dot Fade stencil (on the striped paper) - Tim Holtz
Mother Of Pearl Champagne Modelling Cream (on the striped paper) - Viva Decor

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tag : Blissful

I love pearls - cultured, freshwater, plastic flatback, brads...  The pearl is my birthstone so I guess I come by my love of pearls honestly!  The challenge theme for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is "Anything Goes With Pearls."  I'd have to say that I agree with that sentiment!

Paper and Cardstock
patterned paper - My Mind's Eye Lush Blue
cardstock - Bazzill
"Blissful" die cut - Authentique Blissful

Additional Supplies
pearl swirls - Zva
pearl brads - My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose Hazel "Lovely" brads
lace/crepe paper trim - My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Portobello Road "Party" trims
large brad - My Mind's Eye Lush Blue
ribbon - My Mind's Eye Lush Blue
yellow gem
Broken China Distress Ink - Ranger/Tim Holtz
die - Spellbinders Labels Four

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Card: Bless Your Heart

This is my spin on Mojo Monday #334!  Unfortunately, the paper on which the "Bless Your Heart" is stamped  looks white in this picture when actually it's very pale blue.

masculine cards

Paper and Cardstock
brown cardstock - Nennah
green cardstock - Bazzill
patterned and solid papers - BasicGrey Marjolaine 6x6
die cut shapes - BasicGrey Marjolaine

Die Cuts and Punch
Standard Circles Large and Small - Spellbinders
leaf - Spellbinders
Scallloped Circle punch  (inside)- Martha Stewart

Stamps, Ink and Embossing Powder
What Defines Us stamp set - JustRite
leaves (inside): Granola All Natural b2 - BasicGrey
VersaColor Bamboo (inside) - Tsukineko
VersaMark ink - Tsukineko
Zing! Chestnut Opaque embossing powder - American Crafts

Additional supplies
Marjolaine Glazed Brads - BasicGrey

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Card: Snowflakes and Leaves

Challenge #2 at the Craft Hoarders Anonymous blog this week is "Let's See That Hoard!"  The challenge is to showcase your hoarded items and use a palette of blues.  Okay, so the question is:  what DON'T I hoard?  This card represents some of my precious hoarded pretties:  anything with snowflakes, anything with leaves, brads, gems, ribbon, stamps, ink, stencils, cardstock, and (of course!) paper.  If you look closely at the photo (click on it to get an enlarged view) you will see that the background is embossed.  I used a stencil with an embossing mat and cranked 'er through the old Cuttlebug.  As I type this it is snowing here.  The expected accumulation is 3-6 inches.  I LOVE SNOW!

Paper and Cardstock
leaf printed paper
blue cardstock
white cardstock - Neenah Classic Crest

Stamp and Ink
Christmas Greetings stamp set - 7 Gypsies
VersaColor Indigo ink - Tsukineko

Die Cut
Snowflake #5281 (with offset) - Silhouette

Stencil (to emboss the background)
Mini Maple Leaves - Crafter's Workshop

Additional Supplies
snowflake brad - Making Memories
clear gem
Glory Blue seam binding ribbon - Hug Snug
Frosted Lace Stickles (on the snowflake brad) - Ranger

Friday, February 28, 2014

Card: Cats Leave Paw Prints On Our Hearts

Today I'm linking my card to the weekly sketch over at My Favorite Things.  I enjoyed working with this sketch because the simplicity of it was perfect for this card.

Losing a pet is so, so, so very hard.  We've lost 4 pets - 2 dogs and 2 cats. Our most recent loss was a beautiful 3-year-old feline named Zephyr who had cancer.  He was one of the lights of my life and I still cry every day even though it's been over 4 months since his passing.  I made this card for friends who recently lost their cat to let them know I was thinking about them and that I understand what they are going through.

Paper and Cardstock
patterned paper - My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Lavender 6x6
cream and coral cardstock

Cat Sympathy - Our Daily Bread Designs

VersaColor Burgundy - Tsukineko

Additional Supplies
heart brads - Making Memories

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Card: Getaway

When our dear friends celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary (see their card here) they commemorated the occasion with a trip to Florida.  I sent them this card to wish them a "bon voyage!"  I used modeling paste to make the stars - I colored it with red acrylic paint.  This card is being linked to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is "Paste."

Paper and Cardstock
grid paper and words- Teresa Collins 6x6 World Traveler
kraft - The Paper Company
red, black, white, and grey cardstock - Bazzill
white vellum for car windows

compass rose - 7 Gypsies
postmarks - Inkadinkado/Dawn Houser

Die Cuts
Classic Car #10368 - Silhouette
Four Borders #24503 - Silhouette
beaded border - Babyface alpha die set - Cuttlebug

Additional Supplies
stars stencil - Tim Holtz
modeling paste - Liquitex
red acrylic paint - Liquitex
black brads

Monday, February 24, 2014

Card: Cherish

The letters on this wedding card are the first initials of the bride (t) and groom (r).  The "cherish" charm was originally copper colored but I changed the color by painting over it with a silver leafing pen and then antiquing it with black acrylic paint.  I'm adding this card to this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  The theme is "Wedding or Anniversary."

Paper and Cardstock
patterned paper - Teresa Collins Noteworthy
black cardstock - Strathmore
ivory cardstock  - Bazzill Walnut Cream

Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Tim Holtz/Ranger
Tuxedo Black - Memento

Vintage Finds #1 - Teresa Collins (inside)

Additional Supplies
black seam binding ribbon - Hug Snug
jeweled button - My Mind's Eye Market Street Lovely Buttons
cherish charm - Tim Holtz
black bead dangle - Jenni Bowlin
skeletonized leaf
"happiness" and "always" stickers (inside) - Heidi Swapp
gem hearts (inside) - Making Memories
silver leafing pen - Krylon
black acrylic paint - M. Graham & Co.
lace scraps

Friday, February 21, 2014

Card : Our Friends' 25th Anniversary

This card was for our dear, long-time friends for their 25th wedding anniversary.  It worked out great that the postage stamps in the paper collection had just the right numbers!  I'm linking this card to this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is "Wedding Or Anniversary."

Paper and Cardstock
patterned paper - Pink Paislee London Market 6x6 and 12x12
coral - Core'dinations Core Impressions My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Collection 
Mocha Divine - Bazzill 

Die Cut
Simple Tags #7300 - Silhouette 

Parisian Anthology stamp set - Pink Paislee/House Of 3
Vintage Finds #1 - Teresa Collins

Ink and Mist
Pumice Stone Distress Ink - Tim Holtz/Ranger
Tattered Rose Distress Ink - Tim Holtz/Ranger
Bucket O' Blood Red Moonshadow Mist - Lindy's Stamp Gang

Additional Supplies
crocheted heart
crocheted doily
large brad - My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks "Lucky" brads
keys - Tim Holtz Idea-ology
seam binding ribbon - Hug Snug
boucle' cord

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Card: It's A Good Day

A birthday IS a good day to have a good day!  I'm linking this card to the "Get Krafty" Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Paper and Cardstock
kraft cardstock - The Paper Company
black cardstock - Strathmore
"It's A Good Day..." - Graphic 45 8x8 Typography Collection
houndstooth paper and cream paper - Making Memories Paper Reverie Noir
black glitter tab - Making Memories Paper Reverie Noir
Stamp and Ink
"noteworthy" - Teresa Collins Everyday Moments
Tuxedo Black ink - Memento

Embossing Folder
Postcard & Sheet Music Set - Tim Holtz

Additional Supplies
brown photo anchors
hemp cord - Cousin Corporation
black cord
black and tan buttons

Friday, February 14, 2014

Card: Krafty Love

My BFF, Donna, LOVES kraft!  That's why I decided to make her and her hubby's Valentine card from kraft paper.  My inspiration for this card came from Keisha Campbell and you can see her card here.  I'm linking this card to this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is "Get Krafty."

cards - Valentine's Day, Amy Tangerine, American Crafts, Maya Road, Fancy Pants Designs, My Mind's Eye,

Paper and Cardstock
white cardstock - Strathmore
kraft paper - American Crafts/Amy Tangerine Yes Please Collection
speckled off-white office paper for inside liner from my stash

Stamp and Stamping Supplies
XOXO - Our Craft Lounge So In Love
VersaMark ink - Tsukineko
white embossing powder

Die Cut and Punches
Live Love Laugh #51288 - Silhouette (I removed the word from the center of the heart)
large heart punch - Carl
small heart punch - Carl

Additional Supplies
leaf stick pin - Maya Road
alpha chippies - Fancy Pants Designs Baby Mine
paper doily from my stash
tan crochet cord - vintage Coats and Clark
enamel dots - My Mind's Eye Chalk Studio

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Card: Good For A Kiss Anytime

I love this stamp set!  I first time I laid eyes on it I had to have it.  The set consists of the "Good For A Kiss Anytime" ticket and the "I love you (I admit it)" stamp (which I used on the inside of the card.)

I'm linking this card to the very first Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge.  The challenge is to use your hoarded goodies to make something that reflects your style.   I love everything from clean and simple to shabby chic to grunged-up Tim Holtz style.  This card hits somewhere in the middle and most of my cards tend to be like this because it's what come easiest to me - it's layered and has many elements yet it's clean and balanced.

Making Memories Je t'Adore Collection, Bazzill Card Stock, DCWV, cards - Valentine's Day, Inkadinkado stamp, Memento Ink, American Crafts, Teresa Collins,

Paper and Cardstock
light pink cardstock -  Bazzill Blossom
darker pink cardstock - DCWV
patterned papers - Making Memories Je t'Adore

Die Cuts
House of 3 Love Tickets #6826 - Silhouette

Rhubarb Stalk - Memento

I Admit It - Inkadinkado
Distressing D-2343 (script on heart ticket) - Glitz

Additional Supplies
large solid pink and pink/white flowers - Making Memories Sabrina
small pink flower - Prima
pink jute cord - American Crafts
pearls - Teresa Collins Tell Your Story Faceted Gems and Pearls
button - from my stash
rick rack - from my stash

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Card: A Heart Full of Love

This is my Mom and Dad's Valentine card - it's a heart full of love!  :)  I used sketch #332 from this week's Mojo Monday Challenge.

Mojo Monday, Valentine's Day cards, Echo Park 6x6 Be Mine Collection, Core'dinations, Silhouette SD, Making Memories,

Paper and Cardstock
patterned papers - Echo Park 6x6 Be Mine Collection
white card base from my stash
grey cardstock - Strathmore
pink cardstock - Core'dinations Core Impressions Fancy Pants Designs Refreshed Collection

Die Cuts
Love Heart #6994 - Silhouette
5 Piece Gift Tag Set #20963 - Silhouette

Additional Supplies
"X", "O", and heart brads - Making Memories Love Notes Jumbo Shimmer Brads
white seam binding ribbon - Pink Paislee/Heidi Swapp
grey ribbon from my stash
tiny pink eyelet - Making Memories
pink button from my stash

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Card: Love Is Friendship Set To Music

I'm linking this card to 3 challenges this week. The challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is "Emboss It", the challenge at the Silhouette Blog is a Valentine's or love theme (the Silhouette shapes are listed below), and the challenge at Curtain Call is "Love Letter."  As you can see in the close-up, the background behind the sentiment is dry embossed and the sentiment itself is heat embossed with clear embossing powder over brown ink.  The paper is DCWV "Mariposa" - this particular glittered one is just gorgeous!  The butterfly on the inside is fussy cut from the Mariposa paper.  

DCWV Mariposa, Silhouette SD, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, cards, cards - anniversary, cards - wedding, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Making Memories, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Offray ribbon, Bazzill Card  Stock, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Fiskars stamp

DCWV Mariposa, Silhouette SD, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, cards, cards - anniversary, cards - wedding, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Making Memories, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Offray ribbon, Bazzill Card    Stock, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Fiskars stamp,

DCWV Mariposa, Silhouette SD, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, cards, cards - anniversary, cards - wedding, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Making Memories, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Offray ribbon, Bazzill Card    Stock, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Fiskars stamp,

Paper and Cardstock
patterned paper - DCWV Mariposa collection
brown cardstock - Bazzill Mocha Divine
cream cardstock for card base - Bazzill
cream paper (inside liner) - from my stash

All Around Quotes - Fiskars

Die Cuts
Modern Circles #3167 (inside) - Silhouette
3 Labels #17989 (bracket shape for the right side) - Silhouette

Ink and Mist
Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Tim Holtz/Ranger
Tattered Rose Distress Ink - Tim Holtz/Ranger
Chocolate Pigment Ink - Anna Griffin
Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist (on the inside) - Tattered Angels

Embossing Folder
Floral Screen - Cuttlebug

Additional Supplies
clear embossing powder
cream satin lame' ribbon - from my stash
brown organdy ribbon - Offray
copper flatback pearls - Making Memories
flower cabochon - Making Memories

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Card: Wintry Mix

I love snowflake images!  I can't stop collecting them whether they be stamps, dies, Silhouette shapes, embossing folders or embellishments!  This "Happy Birthday" sentiment from Verve is probably my favorite among all my birthday sentiments.  This week I'm linking this card to Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #327 and to Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge which is "Ice Inspiration."

Neenah Classic Crest cardstock,  metallic paper from, white vellum, Verve Happy Birthday stamp, Spellbinders Create A Flake One  die, Spellbinders Create A Flake Two die, Spellbinders Lattice Borderabilities die,Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder, Cuttlebug 5x7 Snowflake embossing folder, Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, Martha Stewart Carrara marble glitter, pearl flowers, Making Memories White Gem Collection, snowflake brads,Making Memories, small white brads, white organdy ribbon, white velvet ribbon

Cardstock and Paper
white cardstock - Neenah Classic Crest
white metallic paper -
white vellum from my stash

Happy Birthday - Verve

Create A Flake One - Spellbinders
Create A Flake Two - Spellbinders
Lattice Borderabilities - Spellbinders

Embossing Folders
Swiss Dot - Cuttlebug
5x7 Snowflake (I'm unsure of the exact name) - Cuttlebug

Additional Supplies
Liquid Platinum embossing powder - Ranger
chunky clear glitter from my stash
Carrara Marble glitter - Martha Stewart
pearl flowers - Making Memories White Gem Collection
snowflake brads - Making Memories
small white brads from my stash
white organdy and white velvet ribbon from my stash

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

ATC : Countdown

Me 'n' my buddy are tradin' ATCs again!  This month's theme is "Happy New Year!"  The task at hand at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge was to create a project with/about something new.  It's hard to tell from the photo but the clock was stamped and embossed separately on Stampendous Thermo Acetate - cool stuff!

ATC, New Year's, silver foil cardstock, American Crafts, glitter cardstock, DCWV  Stamp Time Flies stamps set, Sandy Lion, Kelly Panacci, Typewriter Font, Cuttlebug alphabert dies, QuicKutz die, Liquid Platinum embossing powder, Ranger, Thermo Acetate, Stampendous, star brads, clear gem brad, Making Memories, mylar star confetti

silver foil - American Crafts
blue with glitter, white with glitter - DCWV

Time Flies set - Sandy Lion/Kelly Panacci

Typewriter Font - Cuttlebug
Stars - QuicKutz

Additional Supplies
Liquid Platinum embossing powder - Ranger
Thermo Acetate - Stampendous
star brads, clear gem brad - Making Memories
mylar star confetti from my stash

Monday, January 6, 2014

Card: Celebrate

I've been looking through my photos for projects I've never posted and found this!  This card was made a little over 3 years ago before the sequin rage even started!

handmade card, birthday card, BasicGrey, Euphoria 6x6, BasicGrey  Spellbinders Labels Four die, Cloud 9 Design rub-ons, Offray ribbon, paper flowers, Prima paper flowers, silk flowers, Bazzill Bitty Blossom, stickpin, beads, buttons, sequins, gems, dewdrops, colored wire, netting

Euphoria 6x6 - BasicGrey

Labels Four - Spellbinders

Additional Supplies
"celebrate" rub-on - Cloud 9 Design
ribbon - Offray
paper flowers - Prima
silk flower - Bazzill Bitty Blossom
stickpin - made from a pin and beads from my stash
assorted buttons, sequins, gems, dewdrops, colored wire, and netting from my stash

Thursday, January 2, 2014

ATC : Sleighing!

Okay, so I'm not the most dutiful blogger.  I hope this year I will pick up the pace.  There are plenty of my older projects that I've never posted and this is one of them.  This ATC is from the January 2013 swap with my friend and faithful enabler, Donna.  Our theme was "Sledding or Sleighing."

ATC, Core'dinations cardstock, Core'dinations Gemstones cardstock, Core'dinations Core Couture Glitter Cardstock, Oxford Impressions rubber stamps, Sticko stickers, snowflakes, snowflake ATC, sleighing ATC, sledding ATC, Zva Creative, Zva flatback pearls, Colorbox ink,

dark dusty blue (for the base) - Core'dinations Gemstones
dark dusty blue glitter - Core'dinations Core Couture Glitter
lighter dusty blue in the foreground - from my stash

Winter Snow set - Oxford Impressions

Frost White - ColorBox

Additional Supplies
navy blue flatback pearls - Zva
assorted clear gems from my stash
snowflake sticker - Sticko
snowflake brad - Making Memories