Wednesday, September 8, 2010

what fun...

HHHUUUMMMM...I had scheduled this post for the 6th and it didn't go....HHHUUUMMMMMM....

I've told you beofre that I LOVE hot air balloons, right?  It's a good thing they are so hip and happenin' now... Here is a fun little card with what air balloons!  This is for this week's JUGs challenge.  I'ts been a while since I have been able to participate over there!  It's great challenge blog, the challenge types change very week, so it's always keeping you thinking!

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Hot Air
Cardstock: (River Rock, Whisper White) SU!

Stamps…, clear: (Up, Up & Away) PTI
Ink…dye: (Soft Suede) SU!
Color media…markers: (River Rock, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue) SU!; (Sea water & Silver) Smooch Spray; (Blue Skies, vintage green) Tattered Angels
Accent: (brown button)
Fibers: (natural burlap) Hobby Lobby
Dies: (balloons, clouds) PTI
Other: (hemp twine), (Corner Rounder) SU!
1. Make card, round top right corner and set aside. Cut panel of Whisper White paper and round top right corner.
2. Die cut 4 large and 4 small cloud shapes and 1 large balloon shape.
3. Using 2 clouds at a time, mask cloud shapes and spray shimmer dye. Repeat with all clouds and color sprays.
4. Adhere burlap, twine and button.
5. Use markers to ink balloon image and stamp onto die shape. Adhere with foam dimensionals.
6. Stamp sentiment

Saturday, September 4, 2010


So, I was on a roll with my posts....What a fun and busy end of August!  Lily started 1st grade last week...I'm so old....she loves her new teacher and is starting to get back into the swing of school.  We planned and hosted our neighborhood block party and my in-laws last weekend, as well as hosted a Premier Jewelry Party for a friend.  I had over 130 people at my home over the course of 3 days...crazy....  I haven't had a minute of creating time in two weeks!  So I spent a few minutes on Monday with 2 cards for Paper Crafts last call.  They didn't get accepted, which I can understand...I did however get an item accepted to Cards Magazine, my first!  Go figure!  Here is one of the cards I've been able to create recently...

Birthday Texture
I created the patterned paper for this card with stamps!  I love that effect!

Cardstock: (River Rock, Baha Breeze, Whisper White) SU!

Stamps… clear: (Damask; Wood Grain) PTI; (French Script) SU! – SUBSTITUTION – PTI Script backgound
Ink…dye,: (River Rock, Baha Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip) SU!
Ink… pigment: (White Craft ) SU!
Accent: (pearl buttons); (hand crafted pins using SU! Pretties Kit and pearl pins)
Fibers: (Pink lace ribbon) May Arts; (silver cording); (baby pink) Hug Snug
Tool: (zig zag rotary cutter) Purple Cow
Other: (item) MFR and/or source

1. Make card, stamp wood grain background and set aside.
2. Cut Baha Breeze panel 3.5x 4.25”, distress stamp damask image. Distress edges with Baha Breeze and White craft inks. Cut zigzag across top.
3. Cut Whisper White paper 3.5x2, stamp script image and distress with River Rock Ink. Stamp sentiment. Sew onto Baha Breeze panel. Thread buttons onto silver cording and attach to Baha Breeze panel.
4. Adhere lace and panel to card.
5. Embellish with bow and button.

• To distress stamp, ink your image. Then gently press crinkled wax paper or a plastic bag onto the image then stamp.