Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I'm in a swap that is for "Art Flags". After I made the required 6, I made more. They are so much fun to make! The piece of cs or chipboard is 5" across the top and the sides are 6". The "carnations" are scallops punched from coffee filters using SU's scalloped circle punch. The little white flowers are tiny pieces of the coffee filter simply wadded up and glued onto the flag. The pp is also SU - Raspberry Tart - and sadly it is retired :( I used Color Box Pink and Moss Green pigment ink pads and SU Cameo Pink classic ink pad for inking and the sentiment. I cut a scalloped oval from Nestabilities from Paper Trey Ink Ivory cardstock. Colored in the little leaves and flowers with Faber-Castell markers. The leaves - also using Raspberry Tart pp - are punched with MS (Martha Stewart) punch. I had some lace trim that I adhered across the top of the flag and using my Crop-a-Dile, pinched holes in the corners at the top and tied some sheer white organza ribbon leaving a 7 and 1/2" tail on each side. These will be used to tie all the flags together that I get back from the swap to make a banner.
Monday, July 12, 2010
This is my card for InspireSwapChat's new sketch challenge. I used an image I bought from a member of ISC in the "Garage Sale" section and stamped it with Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo Distress Ink. . Added strips of scrap vintage lace. Cut a piece of transparency and edged and stamped it with Stazon Timber Browm using a flourish stamp by Inkadinkado. The pp and pink cs are from my scrap stash. The ivory cs is from Paper Trey Ink. I used Color Box pigment ink pads (Cocoa and Pink) and the Stazon Timber Brown to ink the edges; Su Wild Wasabi and Cameo Coral for the flowers and leaves (SU Carte Postale) and SU Chcolate Chip to stamp the sentiment (also from SU Carte Postale). The flowers are the next to the biggest die cut from Bosskut Design-A-Flower Scalloped Flowers. They are made out of white coffee filters, held together with a mini brad, scrunched up and dabbed with pigment inks and Stazon. I think they look like little carnations :) I've seen similar flowers made with tissue paper, but, alas, I had none (which is why the coffee filters). I've made larger ones using SU's round scallop punch. I really like how they turn out! I've been using coffee filters quite a bit ever since I joined a swap on ISC for "Frosted Filters". There are some cards in some earlier posts that I've made, and the scrap pieces make great roses and flowers! They are very easy to work with, dry quickly and are sturdier than tissue paper! Coffee filters...not just for coffee anymore ;)
ANYway, thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
ANYway, thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Firstm I made this card for the 4th sketch challenge at InspireSwapChat. I used Stampendous "Changito Pirates", Inka's alphabet for the sentiment, MS border punch, Fancy Pants "The Daily Grind" pp, and Paper Trey Ink white cardstock.
Now, I'm in a swap for Extra Postage Holders (EPH). I used K&Company Wild Saffron Die-Cut Mat Pad and made them matchbook style. Added a bit of ribbon, stamped with Tim Holtz "French Market"clear stamps, SU Carte Postale stamps and Laundry Line hand image.
Then I made some Thinking of you cards just to use up some of my card bases I've made for challenges and ended up not using :) The first one is using SU Raspberry Tart pp on Paper Trey Ink yellow cs. The deco edge is one of the new Tim Holtz Sizzix dies. The flower is made using three size circles from Sizzix Circles #2 red die. I just crumpled them up and layered them. The sentiment is from River City Rubber Works and the little fairy is from...um...can't remember right off hand :( And MS deep edge punch, butterfly and leaf punches.
Thanks for stopping by and hope all of you had a safe and happy 4th!
Sunday, July 4, 2010
PK's challenge is a sketch challenge...entry due today! In there by the skin of my teeth :) ANYway, here's my card using Peachy Keens' PK-259 Shower Peepers (sentiment and images), SU's flower punch and Sakura Glazing pens and additional embellies. Thanks for stopping by and have a very safe 4th...My town had their fireworks - for the first time ever (since I've been in TN, anyway) and they had to call fire stations from up to a 100 mile radius!!!! Still not sure of what the damage is yet : O
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
I LOVE sketch challenges! They are so...well...CHALLENGing :) ANYway...InspireSwapChat has posted it's third sketch challenge and here is my take on it: The pps are from my scrap stash, the seed bead Bee is from a swap, the green rose is made from a leftover piece of coffee filter from the frosted filter technique swap I was in and last, but not least, is...tada...SPONGE BOB. I got this stamp from StampItCrazy some time last year :) It's my no.3 grand daughter's birthday next month and she'll be 7. Plus, her very first word was NOT mama or dada, but - you guessed it - SpongeBob! So, Chloe, this card's for you!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
This card is a Father's Day card for ISC's Weekly challenge. The Fruit label is from a book by Dover Press. It has tons of vintage fruit crate labels with a CD that you can print images from. My dh is from Florida and used to work in his dad's nursery. He has spoken of Winter Garden and when I saw this image, I just had to use it :) Used a Sisslet clear die to diecut the front cover. Also, ThemeThursday's challenge is "Men with Hats"
This is the inside of the front:
And here is the vintage fruit crate label I choose. It fits since I let him think he's Boss...hehehe.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Monday, June 7, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
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Monday, May 17, 2010
I won first place in Sarajanes card swap/contest! WOO HOO ! I won two SU retired stamp sets of my choice. AND, I also won a set for having the most friends go to her blog to vote! Thanks so very much, my friends! What a wonderful way to end a hectic work weekend at the hosp!
Friday, May 14, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
I joined a swap on InspireSwapChat for Doll dresses. The hostess sent each participent a vintage paper doll and each is to make 6 dresses that fir the doll. I received my paper doll and just had to play around with some fun patterns I came up with before becoming a serious dress maker...you know, to get the feel of a pattern to fit her. Here are two designs I came up with :) The first is a simple summer dress with a hat and the second is a French Maid outfit complete with feather duster :) The dresses I will make for the swap will - hopefully - be much more elegant.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
This weeks Recipe Card Challenge is for a Spring Cleaning recipe. I made mine for a linen spray. It's VERY easy to make AND works and smells wonderful!!! My dd had me make her some Fresh Cut Roses spray and it smells just like roses!
Friday, April 30, 2010
Okie dokie...made a card for the Pile It On challenge.Their challenge #16 was "Make it Sweet".
The others are:
Cupcake Craft Challenge: "Don't Be Square" No square cards
The Cuttlebug Spot: fav flowers and embossing
Pollycraft Challenge: Make your own flowers
Sisterhood of Scrap: Flowers on your creation
Simon Says Stamp: Buttons, Bows and Bling
Crazy Challenge: Buttons, Brads and/or Eyelets
Practical Scrappers: Buttons
My Time To Craft: "Make it Red" Ruby, Ruby, Ruby
Pile It On: "Make it Sweet"
Mojo Monday: Sketch challenge
And now...tada...my card:
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Used the following stamps:
#4524 Rose set
#3080 Tattered Fairy Wings
#2019 Large Column, and
Deb (I think that is her name. I bought her from Inka's quite a while back and she is one of my fav stamps)
If you don't have any of these stamps, you really ought to check them out. They are FABulous!!! That is my opinion :)
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day :)