Sunday, September 25, 2011

September 2011 Blog Hop

This photo is the inspiration for Papertrey's Blog Hop this month and I had two cards in my head.

This first card (hello Friend) is my favorite of the two- I love the colors a little better and the layout just seems fresh and simple to me. This card is made with the Eyelet Lace Border Die from PTI. Love these colors, really pushed my out of my comfort zone.

This card was made with PTI Retro Background and I used a mask to make the corner look. The Hawaiian Shores border was made with the little pieces that come out of the Victorian Lace Border die.

Supplies Hello Friends all PTI unless noted: Eyelet Border Die, Butterfly Sizzlet from SU, Rhinestones, Think Big Favorites #3

Thank you card: Think Big Favorites #4, Victorian Lace Die, Retro Bkg, Lemon Tart Satin Ribbon.

Colors- Smokey Shadow, Hawaiian Shore, Lemon Tart, others SU-Blushing Bride, Rose Red, More Mustard.

Make It Monday #33: Frosted Images

Okay, I have to admit that I didn't think I would like this technique from Papertrey but I went back and watched the video again today and Lisa Johnson said she likes this technique best on Kraft or other light cardstock. And one of my favorite things is white ink on Kraft CS so I gave it a try.

I was nervous about not cleaning my stamp before going to my white ink pad so I took the time to clean the red off and I still had plenty of time to rub over the image. No problem and I still have a white ink pad ;-)

I know I didn't do any blazing new layout but I really love how the technique turned out on my cards. If you look close I used an impression plate to emboss the bottom half of the main card. And I then used my Scor Pal to make two fine lines above the embossed area.

Supplies: All PTI unless noted-Botanical Gardens, SU sizzlet butterfly die, Diamond Impression Plate, Scor pal, Snow white ink, SU inks- Eggplant Envy, Not Quite Navy, Ridinghood Red, Adhesive pearl.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Row 2 – Die Cutting & Embossing

Wow! I have loved this On line card class. I have learned so much and I have also created a very large wish list of new products! I created this card from several things Jennifer taught me-
1. I made a rosette with my scor pal but I really want the Tim Holtz die instead
2. I embossed the chocolate background (skipped the sanding) and colored the raised dots with a dark brown copic marker to make them pop a little
3. I distressed the edges of my flower, leaf, & pattern paper with distress inks
4. I made perfect little leaves with my circle punch

Ya! for Jennifer McGuire she is an awesome teacher!
Have a fabulous weekend~!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Make It Monday #32: Stamping with Acrylic Paint

Wow! Sorry this is so late. I have been in San Fransisco and just got back today. I even placed my new release order from Wine Country ;-) If you ever get out there, go to Healdsburg- AMAZING! Anyway, really quick, I used acrylic white paint VERY lightly to make the background. Gotta run & get the girls ready for bed but if you have any questions, drop me an email. Sleep Tight....I would say, "Don't let the bed bugs bite" but I stayed in a (very nice, new) hotel once with them and it has a whole new meaning for me. Yuck! And no I didn't bring them home.....

Monday, September 5, 2011

Make It Monday #31: Creating Backgrounds With Non-background Stamps

A fun challenge today and it got me to use my very lonely Tea for Two too stamp set. I just LOVE that saying. I used the cup over and over to make the background. I then used some Kraft ink to make the white CS look a little older. The doily die has a simple chocolate circle CS in the middle and finally I used some chocolate bakers twine to weave in and out of the spaces on the die. I hope you are enjoying your day off (if you are in the US that is ;-)

Supplies all PTI: Tea for Two too, Fancy Flourishes, doily dies, baker's twine, Ink from SU-baha breeze, Crumb Cake, and Chocolate Chip, dimensionals.