Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Bundle of Joy: Runway Inspired

I really LOVE Fashion Shows (secretly).
I love texture and dimension, bling and brocade,
all in the right proportions of course.
This weeks Runway Inspired Challenge is a BABY Card.
Now I had a vision of this card, and it is no winner by any means,
but I stuck to my vision and I feel good about sticking
 to a vision until it is
I hope that you stick to your vision, see it through, good or not so good.
Close up:
......Subtle pink swirls in the sentiment strip

Posting to: RIC BABY Shower

I Care : Masculine Card

 I have been wanting to make more Masculine cards.
Here is one I am entering for the CAS ology
Love the funky VIBE
 of the stamp
 and the patterned broken chevrons (mimicked in the sentiment) !
Stamps: Tim Holzt Grunge Cirque, Studio G Sentiment
 Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bahama Blue
Copic: Carmine
Patterned Paper: Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go by American Crafts

Festive Fridays and Merry Mondays!

Yay, another chance to make some Christmas Cards for my stash! 
There are two Challenges every week that really will fit the ticket for your
"Get ahead of the Holidays" needs!
Festive Friday and Merry Mondays  check them out!
Tonight I combined them BOTH!
This card is shy,
it doesn't like it's photo taken.
It is really more glitzy shiny
 than it appears here.
 The birds are glitter foam and really sparkle too.
[ I know that charcoal paper isn't really a traditional color for Christmas cards, however I love this cardstock!!  Love, love it!.............Coal is traditional  lol. ]
Supplies: Penny Black Wreath from the
A Wish for Peace Stamp Set 
Dies: Memory Box nested birds
Red Foam Glitter adhesive
Asst Crystal Gems
Silver Grained Paper
Copic: Lipstick Red Charcoal Cardstock
Versamark Ink
Ranger Silver Fine Detail Powder
Fa la la la la Ribbon 
 * I had a question on this: It was not stamped the ribbon is called:
 (Midori Fa la la la la Red Satin Tidings Ribbon)
Pop up square Foam dimensionals
Close up:



Sunday, April 28, 2013

RE:Post: Lawnscaping SHOUT OUT!

Thank you Lawnscaping Challenge!
Thank you
 I am super surprised on the top mow it all at the LAWNSCAPING Challenge!
I have been crafting forever, and an avid stamp collector.
I am in awe of the incredible talent that I see each and every day!
The inspiration pushes me along to keep posting.
I hope that you enjoy the posts as well.
Today I found put that on last weeks challenge I was awarded this:
Please visit the Lawnscaping challenge, and the wonderful designers posted below to see all of the great inspiration out there.
This was my entry:
Lawnscaping Challenge!

Thank you charm

This is my first go at the Lawnscaping challenge.
I had to (wanted to)
buy a few sets before I played along.

This challenge is to use an inspiration and I used 2 posted designer cards for mine.
Kind of a "mixy -matchy" feel to it.

The last challenge I posted to--- I really felt I would have placed better if I went bolder - brighter FUNNER!

So I hope this is stepping it up!
To me this gets across what I wanted, FUN, Summer, SUNSHINE, party, sweetness,

Speaking of Charm, the Stamp set form Lawn Fawn is Summertime Charm.
The Paper Set from American Crafts Dear Lizzy is Lucky Charm!
They are perfect for each other. If you see below, one paper is completely jars, so you really get inspired to us the Lawn Fawn Jar stamp!!!

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Summertime Charm, Lawn Fawn Belinda's Borders
Ink: Memento London Fog, Lady Bug Red, Danube Blue
Embossing Powder: Ranger Snow
WeR Memory Keepers Sew Easy Floss Blue Borders (Blue Twine)


1) Photo One: Melissa Shea: Lovemyscraps
From Melissa I took the pattern green, used for my jar lid, I added the scallop in the jar design, and used a bow and twine along with using a paper covered card and used the same sentiment.

2) Photo 2: Yainea : Mypaperjourney
From Yainea I used the streamers and the "chalkboard" feel by using cream embossing powder on darker patterned paper, I placed the main image to off center as well.

Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm 6x6 Paper pad:

Cute Jar Papers:

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Memory Box NEW Die: Summer Lemonade

Had to play with the NEW Memory Box
Summer Lemonade!
 So I knew I wanted to make a Less is More card for this week, and this glass shape was my ticket!
I just wasn't sure last night on the sentiment.
Well, keep it simple..
Birthday it is.
Die: Memory Box Summer Lemonade, Lil Inkers Stitched Rectamgles
Patterned Paper: Paper (Stripes) Basic Grey Fiction,
Yellow: TBA
Ink: Memento Bahama Blue
Blue Paper: Midnight Muse

Mini Make and Take Crafting

Mini Make and Take Crafting
No card challenges today...Instead
 I made these for a friend and a supply kit for her to make 1 card ea.
 Once I started making cards I couldn't stop.
She is partial to Halloween, so they are mostly Halloween!
There is glare as I put them in plastic for card kit displaying
I feel for the You are Awesome paper, and wanted to use it on everything.
Vintage look on modern papers silhouette of children with Jack O' Lanterns
AMuse Window and Owl with crystal stars

Pieces from October Afternoon Kit on 40% clearance at Impress

Little Craftsmart Mummy trick or treater paired with Martha Stewart paper on coral cardstock
(love coral and grey combo with black)


Festive Fridays: Shout out!

Festive Fridays:
Shout out! 
 Thank you Festive Fridays for the Shout out Badge!
This week is a great challenge you can find it here

be fabulous

be fabulous
This weekend I will be going to a friends and
I am putting together a few quick and easy cards
that I hope will be high impact and fun!
I stopped by Impress this afternoon topick up som mini sequins,
and low and behold
they were in the middle of a 20% storewide
sale going on the entire weekend.
Paper (Stripes) Basic Grey Fiction
Sentiment Flair Spots Studio Calico
Die: Impress Seattle Skyline
Circle Punch

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mr. and Mrs. Black Dress: RIC#34 Challenge

Mr. and Mrs.

Last chance DASH to enter this card to the
Runway Inspired Challenge!
Linda Isenson showed me a card with this shape,
 needless to say,
 it was love at first sight!
(Holla ---- Thanks Linda!!   --- If you are out there!!)
Tonight, as I look over challenges, I see there is still time for this challenge.
That dress shape popped in my head.
I found the template on PINTEREST searching for "Dress Card"
The template is below (linked) and also can be found at http://www.gemscottage.com/wordpress/
Stamps: Sentiment: PTI Big Bold  Wishes
Leaf stamps: PTI In Bloom, MME The Sweetest Thing Bluebell, MME The Sweetest Thing Honey Happiness
Ink: Versamark
Embossing Powder:Stampin Up! Black
Dress Template: Gems Cottage
Close Up:


Okay, now I have to jet to see the Project Runway


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