Sunday, May 30, 2010
I chose her pretty daisies in a row card to CASE today. I used different stamps and sentiment, and stamped my flowers on a panel framed by an embossed Nestability square.
My flowers and sentiment are by Waltzingmouse Stamps
Fun news! - The Waltzingmouse Design Team will be having a DT Blog Waltz on Tuesday June 1 highlighting some of Claire's first stamp sets. There will be WMS sets to win by leaving comments so be sure to come by!!!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - flowers - Pic-Nic Patterns, sentiment - Asian Garden
Paper: Melon Berry, white - PTI
Ink: Ripe avocado, melon berry - PTI, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: square nestabilities, cuttlebug, foam dimensionals, black pearls - Amuse
Saturday, May 29, 2010
The inspiration challenge today on Split Coast was the Crate & Barrel web site store. I wanted to make something patriotic so I searched the site for 'stars' and found these fun cup cake holders.
And here's the card I created from that inspiration.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Here is Marjorie just last Sunday when Kent and I visited her and brought her a chocolate ice cream soda (her favorite!)
We are thankful that God wrapped his arms around her so quickly and took her home - free of her tired human body.
Stamps: With Sympathy - PTI
Paper: White, Lavender Moon - PTI
Ink: Lavender Moon, Ripe Avocado, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Martha Stewart butterfly punch, glue pen.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
What should have been a simple no layer card done quickly turned into a simple no layer card being stamped 3 times! The first time I got a smudge of blue sky on the sand and on the 2nd try I got a streak of black in the sky from the sentiment - Yikes!!! Then my Chai ink cube dried up and so the 'sand' on this third rendition looks much darker than the first two.
So here it is - a sunny day at the beach! I punched a circle for a stencil and sponged the sun, then I covered the sun with the circle and cut a curvy mask with Eclipse tape to sponge the sky in two colors of blue. Then I inked the beach with a cube ink pad direct to paper to give it a little texture from the lines of the cube. My surf board and sentiment stamps are from Waltzingmouse Stamps . Mahalo is 'thank you' in Hawaiian.
Mahalo for finally letting me finish this card without a smudge on it!!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Free Spirit - Boy, Free Spirit Sentiments
Paper: White - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Chai Ink Cube - PTI, Apricot appeal, Baja Breeze, Soft Sky - SU, Adirondack Watermelon & Raisin
Accessories: sponge, Eclipse Masking tape, circle punch
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Paper: White, plum pudding - PTI, black - SU
Ink: memento tuxedo black, plum pudding & Dark chocolate - PTI,
Accessories: Martha Stewart butterfly punches, EK success edge punch, glue dots, ribbon - PTI
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Paper: white, spring moss, ripe avocado - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, spring moss - PTI
Accessories: fancy tags - Spellbinders, vintage buttons and ribbon - PTI, white EP, hot gun, sponge, glue dots, foam dimensionals
Friday, May 21, 2010
Paper: white - PTI, black - SU, Bazzill white and grey
Accessories: grey copic N2, white gel pen, foam dimensionals, Mircon 01 black pen, black Sharpie
Paper: White - PTI, DP GCD Studios/miniflowers/SUnny Days Collection, Coredinations/Oxford Ink: Enchanted Evening- PTI, Sunset Orange - Adirondack, Apricot Appeal - SU
Accessories: glue dots, foam dimensionals, sponge, vintage buttons-PTI, circle & scalloped circle nestabilities
Thursday, May 20, 2010
I'm going to be a great- aunt for the first time to a little baby boy in September (whoo hoo!!!). I'm starting to practice making baby boy cards so I'll be ready for the big event! This is also for Monday's SCS technique challenge - to use a frame on your card.
Here's what I stamped on the inside. All the stamps are from Bitty Baby Blessings by PTI. It's a great set for baby projects and has sentiments for twins and adoptions.
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Bitty Baby Blessings
Paper: white, hawaiian shores - PTI, Bazzill brown, DP Bo Bunny/Sea foam dots, American Crafts/Backyard Splash
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Baja Breeze, Soft Sky, So Saffron - SU
Accessories: sponge, Classic Frames - Spellbinders, Labels 10 Nestabilities, distresser, tiny gems - Taylored expressions, glue pen, foam dimensionals, saddle stitched ribbon - PTI
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
There were several cards in her wonderful gallery that I wanted to CASE but finally settled on this Red Butterfly Happy Birthday I changed the colors and moved the sentiment, omitted the pin and made the top piece a panel.
I popped up the panel on foam dimensionals so the circle punches showed some depth. My sentiment is from Fancy Phrases by Waltzingmouse Stamps
And on the inside of my get well card, I used a sentiment from Autumn Abundance by Papertrey Ink.
I love the simplicity of this design - and it would work for birthday, thank you, sympathy - what ever kind of sentiment you wanted to use on it.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Fancy Phrases , Papertrey Ink - Autumn Abundance
Paper: Blue Bazzill, Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink: Enchanted Evening - PTI
Accessories: foam dimensionals, glue dots, gems - Taylored Expressions, butterfly punch - Martha Stewart, circle punches - EK success, Quickie Glue pen
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Of course - I had to make a masculine style card to go along with the birthday cake! So I started by using the same papers and buttons. The dotted circle is from Faux Fun Circles, the sentiment is from Free Spirit Sentiments and the 'wave' is from Free Spirit - Boy. I used Mercy's Tuesday sketch for my card design.
For the inside of my card - I adhered two panels of the dotted Bazzill on either side of this great Irish Proverb from Words of Wisdom!
I lined my cake with Claire's Digitial Paper - Celtic Squares.
Remember to count how many teacups I have 'hidden' on my card picture above - tally up all the tea cups on the Design Team posts and post your total in the Playroom of the WMS Forum - one person with the correct answer will win a stamp set of their choice. And one random winner will be chosen from all participants in the Waltz!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps: Faux Fun Circles, Free Spirit Sentiments, Free Spirit - Boy, Words of Wisdom:
Sunday, May 16, 2010
I got to use my brandy new Martha Stewart butterfly punch that I bought with my 40% off coupon at Michaels (whoo hoo!!) and also a brandy new stamp from Rubbernecker Stamps called Bold Florals - Daisies. Here's my card inspired by the dishes.
I distressed the edges of my image panel for the Split Coast Ways to Use it Challenge from Thursday. I colored the edges of the butterflies with a Copic to mimic those on the dishes.
I think this card would work for a birthday, sympathy, thank you or just to say hi - don't you?!
Paper: vintage cream - PTI, Bordering Blue - SU
Ink: Dark Chocolate - PTI
Accessories: butterfly punch - Martha Stewart, Copic - E59, glue dots, distresser, silver stickles
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Look how wonderfully it is designed to open up on hinges and have the little compartment tray inside! It was really easy to make even though it looks very complicated! The tab on the cover just slips behind the metal name frame to close. If you wanted to be able to pick it up by the handle - you could use a piece of velcro instead.
The hinges are made with the SU word window punch and you use an oval punch to make the pieces on the corners.
A great gift for any fisher-person in your life don't you think??? Especially perfect for upcoming Father's Day!!
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Black - SU
Ink: Chocolate Chip - SU
Accessories: metal frame - SU, brads, oval & word window punches - SU, rectangle nestabilities, cuttlebug, sponge, black grosgrain ribbon, large eyelets - SU, Dymo label maker
Friday, May 14, 2010
Paper: Vintage cream, dark chocolate - PTI, DP Dream St. Papers/Seasons of Change
Ink: dark chocolate, versamark, Tea Dye DIstress - Ranger
Accessories: hot gun, clear EP, sponge, Copics E13, E35, RV17, 100, Circle punches, vintage buttons - PTI, Labels 10 Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Distressed Sripes Embossing Folder
Thursday, May 13, 2010
I purchased the template from Lynn (Stampndesign) here - and it also includes a doctors medical bag which I'll be making for the three doctor's I work for to hold their holiday treats later this year!
You use various oval and circle punches to make all the pieces for the stethescope. I added the physicians name from his business card over the pocket - it was just a tad too long but the perfect size font.
Oh - and I wanted to let you know that the friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps are having their monthly blog Waltz on Monday 5/17 over at the WMS forum - you can check it all out here as well as on my side bar - just click on the flowers! I hope you'll join us - there will be stamp sets to be won!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I changed the colors, the stamps and orientation of the card but kept her wonderful design and theme.
My weed & sentiment stamps are from Rubbernecker
I thought these colors and sentiment would make a good masculine graduation card.
I've been busy this week making a birthday card and gift box for the physician I work for as well as some tags for gift baskets our Dept put together for Nurses Week and EMS Week - I'll be sharing those here soon!
I've been crafting in front of the TV lately watching the Stanley Cup Playoffs - GO BRUINS!! (although they blew it last night!)
ETA: under "Toot My Own Horn" category (!) I was listed TWICE over at Card of the Week Blog and Best of the Blogosphere - see Create with Me under Card Sets and Birthday categories!! whoo hoo!!
Stamps: Rubbernecker: Floral Silhouettes #467, Weeds #497-14
Paper: Spring Moss, New Leaf, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate - PTI
Ink: Dark CHocolate - PTI
Accessories: Modern label punch - SU, foam dimensionals, vintage button - PTI, Glue dot
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Paper: white, Enchanted Evening - PTI , digital DP Celtic Squares - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: Enchanged Evening - PTI
Accessories: Tea cup template - Waltzingmouse Stamps, scor tape, exacto knife, Labels Nine & Circles Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, foam dimensionals.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
This also covers the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger which is a bright green bag with red and pink flowers from an Ebay shop!All my stamps are new releases from Waltzingmouse Stamps: Big Blooms and Fancy Phrases.
You can find Mel's fun little purse template here in the SCS forums.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Big Blooms, Fancy Phrases
Paper: BoBunny Seafom dot & Decaf Dot, white - PTI
Ink: Pure poppy, Dark chocolate - PTI, Adirondack - Lettuce, Memento Angel Pink
Accessories: Red eyelet, cropadile, ribbon- PTI, rhinestones - Studio 18, foam dimensionals, purse template, circle punch - SU, scor tape, scor pal
I made this card for last weeks Ways to Use it challenge over on Split Coast - to use chipboard on your card. My flourish is a Tim Holtz Grungeboard colored with my ink pad. The fun teaparty sentiment is one of the new sets just released by Waltzingmouse Stamps called Afternoon Tea Sentiments. I used last week's Mercy's Tuesday sketch for my card.
Then, since I had all the supplies out as well as a pile of chipboard shapes (!), I made this second card using the same sketch but different chipboard and another fun quote from the Afternoon Tea Sentiments set.
Ink: Hawaiian SHores, Ripe Avocado, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: foam dimensionals, sticky pearls, Tim Holta Grungeboard - Elements, sticky pearls, Labels Eight Nestabilities
Monday, May 3, 2010
I just printed my photos onto white card stock - trimmed them and stamped the simple sentiment from Rubbernecker Stamps that I thought said it all - "Life is a Journey, Art is the Guide". I didn't want to take away from the beauty of the scene by adding anything else! Then I punched the bottom edge of the blue panel with an EK Success punch. My cards are 4 1/4" x 4 1/4
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Distressed set Scuffs & Stains #461
Paper: white, enchanted evening - PTI
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Accessories: photos, EK success punch, foam dimensionals
I was so inspired by all the coasters on the Jazz It Up Home Interiors inspiration web site - I just had to make another set of 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" cards! My second set was inspired by these Kitchen Herb Coasters.
I used some of the new weeds and floral stamps from Rubbernecker , first stamping two times with Willow ink - then coloring the stamps with SU markers - spritzing the stamp with water and stamping over the first stampings.
Paper: Vintage cream, Rustic White, Dark Chocolate- PTI
Ink: Dark Chocolate- PTI, Adirondack Willow
Accessories: Stampin Write Pens - SU, water spritzer, zutter corner rounder