Wednesday, January 30, 2013

All My Heart

Simon Says Stamp Challenge
Anything Goes

Addicted to Clean and Simple
Challenge Word: Heart

Less is More Sketch Challenge#8
As part of the challenge was to follow the sketch closely, staying within that bottom third. It still all about love so I used this Simon Says Stamp die love it!!Hope you Enjoy.
Die: Simon Says Stamp
Punch: Stampin Up Small Heart
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White
Stickers: Starform
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Best Part of the Day

Best Part of the Day
Homework! I did it , taking the Online Card Class. So I feeling all back to school (I like it!). So here is card I made following the outlined directions. I went with happy paper because I do not do misting (way to messy and the splatting is just a battle). I have the PTI die "you" but there was nothing to really go with it, until Simon Says Stamp came out with super sentiment stamps.I will be donating to OWH so I kept the cards in in more of a mail friendly version.
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Sentiment: Simon Says Stamps/ You
Die:Papertrey Ink/ Word Dies
Sticker: Starform
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Happy Crafting

Sunday, January 27, 2013

OWH Sketch 157 :Spotting Butterflies

Operation Write Home Sketch 157
I went with stamp set I was playing with the other day so I just rolled with it. The sentiment is bent to fit the butterfly that make the clear stamps more creative. That patterned paper is from PTI  when they had 6 x6 pads.

Stamps, Ink and All Paper: Papertrey Ink ;(Butterfly Kisses Stamp Set)
Twine: May Arts
Happy Crafting

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Butterfly Dots


Runway Inspired Challenge
What a beautiful dress. I was inspired by the flow of that dress, well of  course the polka dots. I decided to go CAS and use butterflies that flutter and flow.I used the navy blue and the light sharp blue as my color since they caught my the most.
Stamps: Papertrey Ink/ Butterfly Kisses
Ink: Papertrey Ink/ Enchanted Evening, Hawaiian Shores
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White
Happy Crafting

Friday, January 25, 2013

Funny Bunny

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Paper Piecing

Operation Write Home Mid Week Throwdown Challenge
Easter Cards
This bunny from Paper Smooches is the wackiest bunny! Like look at those eyes, so I made him rolling on over in the egg. What a funny bunny!:)
Stamps: Paper Smooches/ A Little Lovin
Sentiment: Memory Box
Dies: Simon Says Stamp/ Banner Die; Spellbinders/ Nested Eggs
Twine: May Arts
Patterned Paper: American Crafts/ Neapolitan
Happy Crafting

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sympathy Card

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge
Color Story:Navy, Teal, Gray and Fuchsia
The color teal is more green to me but we could on and on about teal. I went with PTI Ocean Tide that is the teal I had. I used the stem from Bold Blooms to create the grass and the sentiment from Salutations.
Stamps: Paper Smooches/ Salutations, Bold Blooms
Inks:PTI/ Enchanted Evening, Ocean Tides; Memento/ London Fog
Patterned Paper: PTI/Raspberry Fizz Dots
Cardstock: PTI/ Enchanted Evening, White
Die: EK Success/ Butterfly
Stickers: Starform/Glitter Blue and Gold
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Red, White and Jul

Scandinavian Christmas
Red, White and Jul
Jingle Belles Blog
Making Christmas cards throughout  the year so I will be ready come December. At least maybe I will have some ideas to fall back on so I can them more faster. So this challenge was all about the red and white. Believe me its all red and white right now being Valentines and 49er football with a touch of gold. I stamped and die cut the deer out all on the white panel then popped dotted that up on red cardstock.
Stamps: Hero Arts {Basic Grey}/Nordic Holiday
Die: Memory Box/ Leaping Deer, Mini Scalloped Edge
Cardstock: Neenah/ Solar White, Red
Ink: Hero Arts/ Punch
Stickers: Starform
Happy Crafting

Itty Bitty Love

Make an Itty Bitty Card Challenge
A big challenge over at MoxieFab World Blog! My card is only 2  3/4 by 3 inches. Any one remember those small Valentines ? Well now I have one to tuck somewhere for the DH. The main image is stamped from an older Hero Arts stamp (it still works!) and small arrow is from Paper Smooches/ Teen Routine. Also this will be entered here A Blog Named Hero for the Golden oldie stamp challenge. I added some black pearls from Kaiser Craft and Neenah Cardstock.
Happy Crafting

Monday, January 21, 2013

Intense Flowers

My take on this sketch was to use this intense flower paper from Basic Grey Green at heart collection. This is such pretty patterned paper I just loved show casing it. I did put small  glitzy round stickers down there towards the bottom. I dry embossed the card from PTI stripe Impression plate.
Patterned paper; Basic Grey / Green at Heart
Cardstock: Neenah Cream
Sentiment: Hero Arts
Twine: May Arts/ Olive
Stickers: Starform
Happy Crafting

Thursday, January 17, 2013

An Unscripted Sketch

Abstract Art is what I call this. Very different. OK I did pick the polka dots to work with but this all the washi tape I own. Admittedly this is first time I have used this tape and it has been sitting their. Anyway I tried something new! I picked the scarlet jewel (PTI) color to give some color but not to scream. color.
Sentiment: Stampin Up
Washi Tape: Mixed Manufactures (Bought at Simon Says Stamp)
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Something Green

Operation Write Home
Mid Week Throwdown Challenge: Show Us Your Green
I went with dreaming of spring green. Just something bright and happy ! The sentiments are really separate and I put them together.
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey/ Lemonade; Papertrey Ink/ Limeaide Pattern Mix
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink/ Simply Chartreuse/ Vintage Cream
Sentiment: Paper Smooches/ Chit Chat
Twine: May Arts/ Ivory
Ink: Papertrey Ink/ Simply Chartreuse
Dies: My Favorite Things Die-namics/ Fishtail Flags Layers Stax; Spellbinders / Label #8
Happy Crafting

Monday, January 14, 2013

Buzzy Bee

This week is a sketch to follow closely or loosely. I have bees on the mind lately or is just the nearest paper pack on my desk? I stamped out the flower from Bold Blooms in that Butter Bar Ink from Hero Arts. I  am loving this color because it is not so yellow but  a nice warn orangey yellow while not being orange(Makes sense right!). At any rate I was inspired by this stamp to put my ink to use. The bee is stamped then paper pieced on happy! He is colored a bit with Copic to blend in with the flower. Using pop dots for the long piece and on the small top banner.
Stamps: Paper Smooches/ Bold Blooms, Giddy Bugs, Cyber Cafe
Patterned Paper: Nikki Sivils/ Willow Bee
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White
Die: Simon Says Stamp/ Banner Die
Ink : Hero Arts/ Butter Bar
Pearls: Kaiser Craft/ Black
Markers: Copic
Happy Crafting

Sunday, January 13, 2013

OWH Sketch 155: B- Day

I used the Bee theme for a birthday card today. Since I was at the desk made some extra cards as well. For strip across I went with the banner of tiny little bees. My big sticker bee was originally a very bright glaring yellow so out came the Copics to color tone that down to match the paper better.
On second cards I used the patterned paper of horizontal strips and cut it till patterned repeated itself. This piece of 6x6 paper only had one sunflower so I made it the main point of interest with the twine bow. Also when cutting the paper to fit I had to cut on each side of the paper to help the flower remain centered.  
Patterned Paper: Nikki Sivilis/ Willow Bee
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White
Twine: May Arts/ Beige
Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms / Rummage Bin-Sweet Bee
Stickers:Starform/ Tiny Hexagons; Jolees/ Bee
Die:Simon Says Stamp/ Banner Die
Ink: Memento/ Rich Cocoa
Happy Crafting

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Rooting for the Home Team!!

What a crazy fun challenge. I do not have thing to do with exercise ..umm stamps that is. So here I am back in the craft area and the local NFL play offs are here (San Fransisco 49ers) so....more crafty time for me (the husband is not paying any attention to me, watching the big game) So in honor of my happy time I made a sports card to root on the home team (more football more happy time:). I went bold and used the team colors (gold and red). This card will sent out to one of my 49er relatives who will love it for sure (not ones living near Green Bay). 
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White
Stamps:WPLUS9/ Super Star; Paper Smooches/ My Guy-Football; Cornish Heritage Farms/ Encouragement Expressions-Woot!; Technique Tuesday/ Savannah Alphabet Medium
Inks: Hero Arts/ Butter Bar; Papertrey Ink/ Pure Poppy
Happy Crafting

Thursday, January 10, 2013

All About Love

A Card with No Sentiment
Do Dry Embossing
I am making lots of love cards, it is the season besides they are very useful to donate because everyone whats to send love...even better receive it:).  That fish tail banner is really a wine tag die with the bottle ring cut off at the top area. Then a small scallop on the side to help break up a bit of that color. I hope you can see the embossing on the base card but it is there.
Cardstock and Patterned Paper: Papertrey Ink/ Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz Mix
Twine:May Arts/ Ivory
Stickers: Starform
Dies: Memory Box/ Scalloped  Edge; Papertrey Ink/Wine Tag Die; Stampin Up/ Large Heart Punch
Impression Plate: Papertrey Ink/ Sunshine
Happy Crafting

We Click

Can you tell I love the camera thing! So excited to see this challenge I will making more because it just plain fun.
Use something vintage.
Black and White with a Dab of Color
Black and White with a Splash of Color
I used all Paper Smooches Stamps the new Knick Knacks set which so get out of town CUTE! Also used Perpetual Bliss for the sentiment. I used my tiny punches from McGill for my hearts. All placed on Neenah Solar White cardstock, the Red also.You never can have enough love cards for whatever reason.
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Baby Card

Paper Craft Planet Friday Sketch
Playing with this sketch, this one seem to make the card just come together. Always hearing about new babies and excited parents to be! There is new sketch every Friday just in case Mojo Monday fizzles.
Stamps:Paper Smooches
All Paper: Papertrey Ink/ Aqua Mist/ Soft Stone/ Simply Chartreuse/ Aqua Mist Pattern/ White
Ink: Memento/ London Fog/ Bamboo Leaves
Happy Crafting

Monday, January 7, 2013

Holiday Cheer Throughout the Year

Jingle Belles
Not the card the BLOG! I recently discovered a blog run by Stef (Smilyn Stef) and Lauren (Lauren Bergold). They have a way to help motivate you to make your XMas card through the year so by the time December rolls around you are ready! Besides this just more card making fun. I might even use those stamps and paper that really remain un-inky. So this month challenge is to use something new crafty that you just got. None of the elf's that I live with would ever know what crafty item to buy so I am my best secret Santa (ha)!
I got this falling star die (Simon Says Stamp) and the new Hero Arts Christmas sentiment set Miracle of the Holiday. Oh yes Santa was good to me;)
For this I cut out the die and lined the bottom paper with red and green strips. Placed the die cut on top. Cut out the banner, stamped the sentiment (bent it to shape the die) and popped it up on the card.I added some tiny star stickers. I used Hero Arts Punch Ink, not just because it was red (which helped) but the ink covered the 'solid' portions of the sentiments making for better stamping= better results.
Sentiments:Hero Arts/ Miracle of the Holiday
Dies:Simon Says Stamp Exclusive/ Falling Stars; Spellbinders/ Large Banner Dies
Cardstock: Neenah/ Solar White, Red; WorldWin Color Mates/ Medium Green
Stickers: Starform/ Stars
Ink: Hero Arts/ Hero Hues Punch
Happy Crafting

Sunday, January 6, 2013

OWH Sketch 154

I went with the patriotic Thank You note theme. The patterned is Bo Bunny Liberty Collection. It has many Red Withe/ Cream, and Blue theme papers. One draw back some are very large prints like a flag or the big circle. So in order to put use some these pieces a lay out like this works giving use of some of large image. I cut a 3 inch section of the flag then cut up the one and a half inch squares. Then added the stars. My big star is silver shiny paper left over from other projects.
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny/ Liberty Collection
Sentiment: Paper Smooches/ Simply Said
Cardstock: Neenah/ Cream ; Red
Dies: Spellbinders/ Stars
Twine: May Arts / Navy
Happy Crafting

Friday, January 4, 2013

Cup of Thanks

CAS-ual Fridays
Thank You Card Challenge
I went with Paper Smooches Stamps..nothing like hot warm beverage this time of year. Coffee is certainly on my brain. The cup was masked and its 'plate' was stamped. I took the tiny coffee bean and rotated to fit the cup. Cream paper (which is showing a bit more gray..ugh!) was used instead of white.
Stamps: Paper Smooches/ Cyber Cafe/ Hot Concoctions
Ink: Memento/Rich Cocoa/ Potters Clay
Happy Crafting

New Baby Card

Simon Says Stamp Challenge
'New' Something
I made a new baby card. You know the kind when hear the news you send it out because your so excited for them. I am hoping to send this out this year! I love the kangaroo so cute.
Stamps: Paper Smooches/ A Little Lovin/ Simply Said
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey/ Paper Cottage
Ink: Memento/ Tuxedo Black
Dies: Memory Box/ Chain Heart; Spellbinders/  Ovals, Scalloped Ovals
Twine: May Arts
Happy Crafting

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Blooming in Kindness

OWH Midweek Throwdown Spring  Flowers
Blooming in Kindness (Stampin Up) is the stamp set used to make this CAS card. Once I had the card planned out it all came together very fast. I turned the flower around to add more interest and used two sentiments to enhance the message.
Stamps: Stampin Up/ Blooming with Kindness
Cardstock and Ink: Papertrey Ink/ Raspberry Fizz
Black Ink: Memento / Tuxedo Black
Stickers: Starform
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Scooter Love

Paper Smooches
Sparks Challenge Anything Goes
I let the upcoming season of love inspire me! When husband took me to Italy we did a Roman Holiday Tour... which included a photo shoot on the scooter in the movie. When I saw this scooter awhile back at Paper Smooches it was a must have for me. I still need to scrap those photos...well tomorrow is another day!
Stamps;Paper Smooches/ We Connect/ Metropolis/Falling For You/ Spiffy Scooters/ Word Salad
Card Stock: Neenah/ Red/ Solar White
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny
Ink: Memento / Tuxedo Black ; PTI/ Red Poppy
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

You and Me

OWH Sketch Challenge #153
You and Me
I went with the love theme without saying "Valentine" so this can be donated anytime. Never made it to the Valentines deadline at OWH but always room for love letters. Those sentiments are separate so you can combine them with other things.
Sentiments: Paper Smooches
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug/ Hearts; PTI/ Script Writing/Raspberry Fizz Cardstock
Ink:PTI /Raspberry Fizz; Memento / Tuxedo Black
Dies: Memory Box/ Heart Chain; Stampin Up / Small Heart Punch
Happy New Year