Wednesday, August 29, 2012

CFC67: Create a Clean And Simple project that features banners or flags

Oh WOW! This was fun! I made a similar card to this last weekend for a Papertrey Inc challenge.
And Joyce left a comment for me saying I needed to share it on the CAS-ual Friday's site. I had never heard of it. So, I thought I wanted to re-make my card using what ever I wanted. Many of the challenges I do are for blogs hosted by specific companies and I try to use their products. But for this challenge, I can use what ever I want from any company I want. SO FUN! I love the colors in this card and I can't wait to try more challenges from CAS-ual Fridays.  Thank you Joyce!

Supplies (from all kinds of companies ;-) MME pattern paper, Sentiment from Technique Tuesdays, Bkg from Hero Arts, CS and Ink from Papertrey. Banner die from Papertrey Inc.

Make It Monday #80: Making Garland & CFC67

I watched Ashley's video
http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2012/08/make-it-monday-80-1.html
first thing Monday morning and right away I had the idea to use letters on my banner but wasn't sure just how. Then at 2:30am today, when I trying to sleep. Trying! This came to me. I did use Ashley's advice and sandwiched the letters on my floss. Let me explain if you haven't watched the video yet. She said to cut all your letters twice and 'sandwich' your floss (or whatever you are using) between the two layers. I used white cardstock as my backing to the polka dot letters but before I cut them, I covered the white cardstock with 1 inch score tape which made the 'sandwich' so easy to assemble.  I hope you like my card and have a great week!

Supplies are all PTI: Mat Stack dies 5 & 4, Polka Dot Impression Plate, Think Big Favorites (Birthday), Block Alphabet Die, Bracket is from Half & Half Stamp set, floss,  Hawaiian Shores Ink and CS, Simply Chartreuse Ink, 1 inch score tape.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Make It Monday #79: Fabric Die Cuts

I love fabric and I have a lot of it but I never seem to use it. So, this is a great challenge for me & a good reminder to use my fabric more often! I used the build a banner die to make the side panel from some fabric I bought 2 weeks ago at JoAnn's.

All supplies PTI: Tin Types Bkg & Signature Greetings stamps, Raspberry Fizz buttons, Banner Builder dies.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

August 2012 Blog Hop

This is Papertrey Ink's August blog hop inspiration. I LOVE IT! So much inspiration! That denim blue flower is my favorite part! That blue is absolutely my favorite color right now.  Here is what I came up with:

I made the flower with some burlap type material, the next layer is brown PTI felt, and the last layer is crumpled up Enchanted Evening CS all but from the PTI beautiful Blooms dies. I don't know if you can tell but the leaves are embossed with the PTI woodgrain impression plate. The background herringbone background is embossed with clear EP. One last thing to mention, I only used the lower half of the Happy Day stamp on the label. I hope you like it.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Make It Monday #76: Double-time Bleach Stamping

I have stamped with bleach in the past but I have never stamped over the bleached area before. I used a layout from Dawn's McVey's Stamp-A-Faire card set. I made my own stamp with the Happy Trails dragonfly die and fun foam, and then stamped it in bleach. And finally, I stamped the dragonfly detail in Chocolate over the top.

Supplies: All PTI unless noted, Happy Trails Stamp and die, Half and Half Stamp and die, Dotty Biscotti PP, Picnic Plaid Impression Plate, Hawaiian Shores & Kraft CS.