Friday, August 28, 2009

More Kit Creations

starting this month, Kim has papercrafting kits that are available for purchase at Serendipity. and on friday's we will be taking turns uploading projects made with supplies using the kit. next week is another blog hop. ;)

i think this is my favorite card. i have seen this layout in a magazine and on a couple different blogs, and just had to try it myself. i used a 1 1/2" square punch to get all of the patchwork pieces the same size.

these stamps are from MFT called Hot Stuff. i paper pieced her dress and also the wallpaper in the background. the cup is the white of the paper showing thru, and i used my one and only copic marker on her skin.

i also had to stamp something on the inside, the cups are also in the Hot Stuff stamp set. and i used the damask strip from the accessory sheet in the paper kit for the top.

i also made a Picture book, with thin chipboard in between sheets of the designer paper, and a magnetic closure.
i used Nestabilities Tag Trio for this A Muse sentiment. if you look closely, you can see that i stamped it twice, once in Memento London Fog and then again in Black. i like that it looks shadowed. if i tried again, i would probably never get it stamped this closely. i also sponged it before i took the nestie off the paper.

i thought this pic went nicely with this paper, since they are all gray tones.

this is laura jo and eric dancing at their wedding.
Supply list:
Stamps: MFT Hot Stuff, A Muse Kissing Couple 2-1054C, "truly, madly, deeply" 3-8187C
Inks: Memento Black Tuxedo, London Fog, skin color copic marker
Paper: Andrea Victoria, PTI white, smoky, black
Accessories: Basic Grey magnetic snaps, rectangle nesties, tag trio nesties, black shimmer ribbon, sponge, aquapen, 1 1/2 square punch, 1 3/4 square punch, popups

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sweet Treats

mom and i stamped this weekend, and this is one that i did. i colored with koh-i-nor pencils and then topped some of the desserts with crystal glaze. then i used the new technique on the double stitched ribbon from Poppy Paperie. it was fun do, and i love the ruffles.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Be Yourself Buds

this is some buds from the Be Yourself (birdie set) that is from Hero Arts. i used Memento Rhubarb Stalk and black inks. then sponged the edges in Memento New Sprout.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sneak Peek Sep Class

here is a sneak peek for my Sep class at Serendipity.
we will be paper piecing, and using the Bind It All, and making 2 different type books, along with a gift bag tag that will also turn into a bookmark.

this has a popped up wing, and a there is a little different wing on the tag.
you will have to come back later to see more details on the upcoming class.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Putter Cards with Box

you have seen this card previously, because i made it for Serendipity. but kim had a special order for 20 of these cards, so i did a little assembly line. the special part of the order was that the putter needed a beard, so if you want to click on the above pic you can see it closeup.
cutting out all of these golf carts took a while.

for this box, i used instructions on splitcoaststampers, and then changed the dimensions a little bit for a taller box. because i had 20 cards plus 20 envelopes, i needed more room.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Fun in the Sun

and here is the whole group of cards that we will be making on saturday. don't forget to call kim to sign up. ;)
which pic do you like best? i like the top one, but you can't see the cute doodles at the bottom....

Friday, August 7, 2009

Serendipity's First Blog Hop

This is Serendipity's first blog hop. So if you want to start at the beginning, here is Kim's post. And you should have come to mine thru Michelle's post on her blog.

This is a new papercrafting kit that Kim is offering at Serendipity. It is the first of a bimonthly kit that she will be offering. It has 9 sheets of double sided paper, and an Accessories Die Cut sheet called Andrea Victoria from My Mind's Eye. Also included:
  • 4 sheets of Bazzill 12 x 12 swiss dot cardstock in: salt, pepper, honey and rope swing.
  • PTI 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock in stone, kraft, and smokey shadow.
  • 5 yds of ribbon,
  • cream buttons,
  • Kaisercraft black pearls,
  • a Prima bonnet blossom,
  • Prima brown baubles,
  • and vintage German glass glitter in silver.

This is my first creation (using only items found in the kit): a gift box using the Flower Burst paper folded into the box, Petals on the outside, and Stripes on the inside.

The center image on the lid is the cracked glass technique. After stamping the image, I used 3 layers of Utee clear embossing powder, then put it in the freezer for at least 10 minutes, then "crack" it as soon as it comes out of the freezer. I like the amber rhinestone as the bloom center.

As a mat on the inside image, I used PTI smokey shadow. I love this color. Also matted in Golden beads, and it's flipside. I also used a glaze pen on these bloom's centers.

Notice along the front edge of the bottom, is a strip of rhinestones.

You can either leave the lid all the way open, or glue it up to the back of the box, as seen below. Dave liked it better glued up.

Thanks Kim, this was so much fun. One of us will be posting a new project using this kit every Friday. My next project is on Aug 28th, and our next Blog Hop is the first Friday in September.

Supply list: A Muse stamps: Eucalyptus 2-4140C, Dandelion 2-4146E
Ink: Memento: London Fog, Tuxedo Black
Paper: My Mind's Eye: Andrea Victoria, PTI: white, smokey shadow
Accessories: Koh-i-noor pencils with blending medium, black chipboard, glaze pen, Utee embossing powder, Versamark, rhinestones

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Glazed Garden Tools

another card for the Fun in the Sun class on Aug 15th. it again uses the SEI Boathouse stripe. i just had to use the gray satin ribbon, because of the sheen on the paper.
notice i also used the glaze pen on the garden tools to make the metal look shiny.
please be sure to check back in on friday for a special blog hop with Serendipity.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Tennis Court Gal

this is another card for the Fun in the Sun class. this has some paper piecing on the tennis gal's shirt. i stamped it on the diagonal (i think it is more slimming). ;)