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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It's been a while...

since I made a card for the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger!  Actually, I have to admit I made this card about 2 weeks ago, but it matches this week's trigger with its colors and textures.  So it's not new to me (or maybe even Cath) but it is to you, so I thought I'd share.  I'll have an opportunity on Friday to get back into the 'spot' so perhaps I'll do another one...


Welcome Baby Bear
Cardstock: (Desert Coral Medium, Sage) Bazzil, (vellum paper) SU!

Patterned paper: (So saffron DSP) SU!
Stamps…rubber: (Short & Sweet) SU!
Ink…dye: (Soft Suede) SU!
Ink…pigment: (White) SU
Accent: (orange button);
Sticker: (Nutmeg chipboard stickers ) Cosmo Cricket
Fibers: (yellow embroidery floss) DMC; (1.25 striped grosgrain ribbon, So Saffron)SU!
Dies, embossing folders, brass templates: (Polka-dot) PTI; (houndstooth) Cuttlebug; (cookie cutters – largest circle) QuikCuts
Tool: (scallop border punch) SU!

Instructions
1. Make 4.25 square card; emboss with polkadots and set aside
2. Cut sage paper with die and emboss with houndstooth pattern. Rub gently with White craft ink – cut in half
3. Cut patterned paper 4.25 x 2 and attach to top of card, add a ¾” strip of vellum along the bottom, stamp sentiment. Adhere half scalloped circle below patterned paper.
4. Border punch a 4.24 x 2” piece of sage paper. Adhere to card with ribbon.
5. Embellish with chipboard stickers and button.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Do you need CPR?

Are you going into shock?
I TOLD you I wasn getting back into the swing of things!
One week from today, Lily is back in school and nap time is MY TIME again!
Here is a card I created for the 2S4U current challenge.  I always love the sketches Laura and Kazan come up with, fresh and lovely...This week's challenge is sponsored by AiFactory, I don't know much about it, but I'm heading right over after I finish this post!  I really excited about this card, I was able to use my NEW Copic markers from my PC Stampin' Royalty win for the first time...along with some of the others I picked up...How did I ever get by without them?  They are QUITE amazing!  It was very fun coloring this in, I think you'll see a lot more Copic work in future creations!

Dahlia Thanks
Cardstock: (Going Grey, Whisper White, Basic Black) SU!

Patterned paper: (Tiny Polka-dot white on black)TPS
Stamps clear: (Delightful Dahilias) PTI
Ink…pigment: (White)SU!
Embossing powder: (Winter White) SU!
Color media…markers: (YR07, R08, Y38, YR04, YR68) Copic, (Going Grey) SU!
Accent: (orange button)
Fibers: (grey embroidery floss) DMC
Tool: (border punch) Martha Stewart, (corner rounder) SU!; (dahlias die) PTI

Instructions
1. Cut card 3.5x5 from grey card stock and round the corners, set aside.
2. Cut black card stock 3 3/8x 4 7/8, scallop punch one short side. Adhere to card
3. Cut ½ strip of polka-dot paper, adhere to black paper.
4. Stamp and heat emboss sentiment above polka-dot strip.
5. Die cut flower in white paper, stamp and color. Adhere to card.
6. Add button embellishments

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Briar Rose

WOW!!!  5 posts in 4 days...I'm doin' good!  The girls are napping, Rob is relaxing and I'm gettin' crafty.  This card I made for the current ETSY Inspired Challenge.  I love ETSY and the retro items at LoverDover are down right adorable!  We have our fall trip to Disney planned, and she has some fantastic items I could pick up for my girls...
This card was inspired  by this dress.  For some reason it talked to me.  Not my typical asthetic...  This is what I created to pay homage to it.
Briar Rose
Cardstock: (Basic Black, Whisper White) SU!

Patterned paper: (Sweet as Cherry Pie) Websters Pages
Stamps…rubber: (Short & Sweet) SU!
Ink…dye: (Basic Black) SU!
Accent: (red, clear & black buttons) ; (black felt scallops) Narritives by Karen Russel Creative Imaginations
Fibers: (red and blue thread) Coats & Cutter
Dies, embossing folders, brass templates: (Swiss Dots) Cuttlebug; (labels 4) Spellbinders
Tool: (scallop border punch) SU!; (3/4” circle punch) SU!

Instructions
1. Make card and set aside.
2. Cut patterned paper and layer on white card stock. Stitch around the edge with a zig-zag stitch. Add black scallop ribbon and adhere to card
3. Dry emboss white card stock and use border punch along long edge. Adhere to assembled card
4. Cut vintage label from patterned paper and attach to card.
5. Die cut label and stamp with sentiment, attach to card.
6. Embellish buttons with paper and thread, attach to card with glue dots

Simple THX

Hello again!  Shocked to hear from me so soon?  ...I'm sure you are....  I've been neglectfull really.  Remember when I posted nearly 4 times or more a week?  Back when the baby wasn't walking, getting into EVERYthing, causing chaos...  But I'm trying get back to that.  Be patient with me.  Summer's almost over....
This is a card I made for the current Clean and Simple challenge 103.  I did change it up a little, I turned it and instead of a ribbon along the bottom of the center panel, I put my embellishment and sentiment there.  I thought it kept it even more simple, with just the embossed panel and simple stitching.  I love it!!
Simple TXH
Cardstock: (Great Lakes) Bazzil

Sticker: (letter stickers) American Crafts
Fibers: (Fucia felt) Hobby Lobby; (green/white polka dot ribbon) no vendor {purchased at Flower Factory}; (green thread) Coats & Cutter
Dies, embossing folders, brass templates: (Polka dots) PTI

Instructions
1. Make card and set aside.
2. Emboss 3.5x4.75” panel of same card stock and stitch the edges with green thread. Adhere to card
3. Add letter stickers for sentiment
4. Adhere a homemade flower embellishment with ribbon leaf.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

{Heart} U

I have to say I really like this card.  It's cute with a touch of 'masculinity'...spell check...  A perfect card for the perfect hubby.  This is a card for the current City Crafter Challenge.  I just found this challenge blog, and now that summer is winding down, I am finding time to get crafty!  Why does summer seem to be busier than the school year?  I'm only down in the craft'n spot when there's laundry to do, and since I avoid laundry at all costs....

{Heart} U
Cardstock: (Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride and Baha Breeze) SU!

Stamp Set: (Wood Grain) PTI
Ink: (Craft White and Classic Soft Suede) SU!
Accessories: (pink and brown buttons and hemp twine) no vendor; (brown velvet ribbon) May Arts; (white string for hand made crocheted heart)can use white embroidery floss; (woodgrain embossing plate) PTI; (chipboard letter) SU!; (corner Rounder) SU!;

Etsy inspired

I really need to update my Etsy shop. 
It's shamefull really. 
I have no excuse. 
Do you Etsy?
You should.
There are SO many wonderful artists out there.
Unique pieces of deliciousness for anyone to pick up.
As a fine arts major, I covet nearly everything there.
These cards were inspired by the fabulous Cathy Walter's creations.  She has beautiful pendants like this one, which got me to whip out my PTI Up Up and Away set.  These are for a challenge going on at Etsy Inspired Challenge blog.  It is the 100th challenge, quite a feat!  Go over there, check out the creations, then head over to Etsy and get yourself some art.  Go on now...go...

Yellow clouds?

I'm doing another challenge...are you shocked?  I know my craftin' space is.  This is the most action it's seen all summer!  Ahhh...less than 2 weeks until school starts...no more craziness during the day....ahhhhhhh
This is a card I made for another new challenge blog to me, Pals Paper Arts.  It's run by a talented group of ladies, that are...surprize...SU! Demonstrators!  Now that I've re-joined the SU! ranks, this is a blog to check out all the new things SU has to offer.  Here's my creation for this challenge.  It's not made with SU! stamps, but it is made with some of their inks.  Simple and cute!