Monday, January 31, 2011

Dill Blossom Paper SEI

i am in love with SEI's Dill Blossom paper. i bought the little 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 pad mix. it is textured paper! and feels so nice. the little flower on the envelope is from CTMH.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Metallic Color Challenge

i did this card for the Metallic Color Challenge for Card Makers Week over on the Moxie Fab blog.
i had a bit of trouble deciding what to do with pink and gold! then i saw the paper that i bought from SEI called Moonrise, and thought i could do the gold embossing and just change the colors. so this is what came out.
i soaked the paper with water, then added ink and let it spread where it wanted to. then i cut it out, whew! that took a while! but i like how it looks curled up on the edges.
i also used my plaid maker stamp from SU, and just did one strip of stripes.
i wanted it to be a clean & simple card. is it? i don't know, is embossing considered simple?

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Feb Class/Paper Piecing

i know this is a blurry pic, but i wanted you to see what the 3rd card in the Feb class is going to be. the smaller it is the better the pic looks. i made this at the Scrapbook Haven, and i forgot my camera. this is from my phone, and it is not as good as Dave's phone's camera, that's for sure!

we are using Sea Salt Bazzill, Bo Bunny's Raspberry Dot, a brown plaid that we used in another card, and Close to My Heart stamp set: Let's Shop. on her shoes, and necklace are Hot Pink Rhinestones.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Feb Masking Class

this is another card we are making in our Feb Techniques class. it has Close to My Heart "With Love" stamps and Bazzil brown and blue papers, and Bo Bunny Raspberry Dot double sided paper. i just love those spiral brads! and that ribbon is wire edged, love that too.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

"Green" Bow

I recently ordered some paper on sale from SEI, and it was packed with this wad of paper, it looked like a big brown piece of ribbon candy in the box. So I took it and wrapped some wire around the center to hold the shape. Then added a few things to the center and called it done. I just wish I would've taken before and during pictures, sorry I can't share that with you, but here is the finished box. It is a little larger than 12 inches.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Pretty Pastels Challenge

I combined 2 challenges for this card. The colors are from the Pretty Pastels Color Challenge for Card Makers Week over on the Moxie Fab blog. And the sketch is from MFT Getting Sketchy #3. I just love the My Mind's Eye paper, it makes the perfect wallpaper behind her, don't ya think?

Monday, January 24, 2011

Masking & PPA77 Sketch Challenge

This card accomplishes 2 things: Sketch Challenge PPA77 over on the Pals Paper Arts blog, & is a sample for my next class.
This is a quick card to help learn masking. The stamps are from Close to my Heart, called Welcome Home. The paper is SEI Chickadoo: Jibber Jabber, and Echo Park: Happy Holidays(brown plaid). The last class lasted a little longer than planned, because coloring takes time. So this one is going to be shorter and much more fun! Hope to you soon!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Neutrals Challenge & Anniversary

My parents 41st anniversary is on Monday, and I thought I would try this challenge on their card. This is for the Neutrals Color Challenge for Card Makers Week over on the Moxie Fab blog.
I seem to have trouble with color challenges, I find I need a picture inspiration. So I saw this ad in an email newsletter from west elm, and it led to this card. I love sheets! and have a problem with buying a lot of them. ;)
I used the speckled cream paper from PTI, and the new Fillable Frames 10 for the sentiment frame. PTI Rickrack die was the perfect thing to use for the zigzag sheets. The twig paper has PTI Polka Dot Basics II stamped on it to copy the headboard look. And for the hanging shells in the corner: I used a shell button that one of my friends gave me that was on a magnet, but the glue didn't hold, so I recycled the shells. I used my circle scalloped nestabilities and clipped "petals" on the blue one and then bent them up around the button.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Clean & Simple??

I have not done any clean & simple cards in a while, so I think this is it.
When we girls got together to stamp, Kim brought her new PTI stamps and dies, and I went crazy doing little birdies! So you will be seeing a few more birdie cards in the next few days.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

2nd Try Bold & Bright Challenge

This is my 2nd try at this color challenge over on the Moxie Fab blog.
It is for the Bold & Bright Color Challenge for Card Makers Week.
I had forgotten that I intended to use this fabric pic as my inspiration for this challenge, so I decided to do another try. The fabric swatch is from a newsletter from my fav online fabric company :
I used PTI Fresh Snow ink on the A Muse Marigold solid stamp, and SU Pink Passion on the A Muse Marigold outline stamp. I love the look of the white against the colored paper. I need to remember to do this more often. The black ribbon is silk, and was recycled from the gift that Kim gave us mentioned in the previous post. That silk is amazing! I love the feel of it, so lightweight!

Bright & Bold Color Challenge

This is the card that I did for the Bright & Bold Color Challenge for Card Makers Week over on the Moxie Fab blog. I was having trouble trying to decide again what colors to use that would match these. I ended up finding some Bazzill textured paper from years ago, so I don't know what the exact color is, but I think it is pretty close to the Tangelo listed in the challenge.
The last time the girls got together, Kim brought us some pleated ribbon from May Arts, and this is the first time that I played with it. It is very cool ribbon! Thanks again, Kim.
The stamp is from PTI Everyday Button Bits, and the buttons are from PTI too. The crocheted flower is something that I bought off Etsy.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

MFTWSC2 Plus Jewel Tones Color Challenge

This week I combined 2 challenges into one. The Jewel Tones Color Challenge for Card Makers Week on the Moxie Fab Blog, and the MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge 2. I just love these colors the most from the 4 color challenges over on Moxie Fab, and I had to try them first! And I think I love the Sketch Challenges the most.

When they gave the names of the Bazzill colors, I checked out my local scrapbooking store, and couldn't find any of these colors. So I set out to find the best matches in what I already had. For the "Sugar Cookie", I thought of the PTI Rustic White, so that is the base and the center image with the stamps from MFT Polka Dots Die-namics. The "Pansy" is SU elegant eggplant with PTI Polka Dots Basics II. The "Calypso" is a retired SU color, but I am not sure which that has been embossed and then edged in PTI Fresh Snow ink. The "Sunshine" is SU So Saffron that is embossed with Swiss Dots.
And then, of course, it is called the Jewel Tones, I had to add some jewels! They are some SU brads.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Gray is the New Black Challenge

i did this card for the Gray is the New Black Challenge over on the Moxie Fab Blog. i have loved this double sided Amy Butler paper. when i saw the green and gray room in the challenge post, i thought of this paper. it is matted with PTI smoky gray, and the center image is PTI Fillable Frames #10, with a vine from PTI Turning a New Leaf set, and then finished with some Pearl Pen pearls.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

MME Challenge 19

this is for the My Mind's Eye Blog Challenge 19-Card.
the card base is from the Tres Jolie line, it is a textured double sided cardstock weight, that i have loved so much that i hate to use it. i want to horde all of it. i even went back to the lss and bought them out of all this line when they were clearing it out for the new line.
Kim brought her new stamps to play today. we had so much fun, and i went to town stamping these fun birdies from PTI Little Bitty Birdies. I used my aqua pen to add leaves and shadows to the bird, and sponged the edges.