Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Three Carrots

I'm up at May Arts today- head over to check out how I made these!
(3 karats would be fun too, no?)
Happy Spring & Happy almost Easter!!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

MIM #159: No-sew Quilted Cards

Sunday night post for me! 
This week's MIM challenge was to make a quilted card without sewing. This was pretty fun & I can see making another one soon!

I've used DCWV paper & May Arts burlap string to tie on my tag.
I don't have any cover plates yet, but the giga guidelines impression plate worked pretty well :)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

May Arts & Lawn Fawn...

May Arts & Lawn Fawn have teamed up again! Lawn Fawn has such fun designs- I love working with them!
First up I've got a card using Summertime Charm stamps & Hello Sunshine petite paper pack!
I stamped the jar image with Staz-On Blue Hawaii on vellum then hand cut the jar. 

I machine stitched the jar onto the patterned paper then slid the satin leaves inside the jar & tied some turquoise Baker's Twine around the neck of the jar. Pink frayed flowers with DCWV pearls make quick blooms!

Next up is a teacher card- in time for teacher appreciation week!
I've used A Good Apple stamp set with the Dewey Decimal petite paper pack.

I stamped the image on DCWV chalkboard paper with white ink & white heat embossing. The top border has 1/4" champagne twill stripe ribbon & 3/4" tape measure printed canvas is tied below. 

Okay- now it's time to hop- you know there are prizes!
The giveaway is 3 sets of prize packs of a roll of ribbon and a stamp set each!
That's 3 winners total!
You need to post on both May Arts and Lawn Fawn sites to win.

Here's the list for the week:






Saturday, April 5, 2014

MIM #158: Stamping with watercolor mediums

It's hard to believe I'm posting a MIM card before 11:30 sunday night!!

I've used gelatos & tied a simple bow with May Arts celery baker's twine.

We're celebrating our April 1 girl today!
We made her cake & used spellbinder dies & glitter core'dinations cardstock for the the snowflakes- cricut cut '9'. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop!

So happy to be a part of the May Arts Autism Awareness Day Hop again this year!
(You can see my project from last year HERE); this year we were to use the puzzle piece as our inspiration!
Here's what I came up with: 

I painted several puzzle pieces with acrylic paint & when they were dry I lightly distressed & used them on my card!
I used a Dreamweaver Stencil on the card base (I'm kind of addicted to them!)
I tied the new 3" navy tulle & the 5/8" periwinkle cotton/stripe ribbon on top of that. I added some white wired colored string, wrapping it around a pencil for the curl.

Make sure you stop by all the blogs for your chance at 3 spools from our "blue" ribbons - winner's choice.  To win: post a comment along the way.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

MIM #157: DIY Cover Plates

 Barely making it again for MIM! 
I went old school & pulled out the butterflies!

Trying out the Tsukineko Radiant NEON ink!! LOVE!

Fun technique- I can see using this again!

We made it through the PTA vortex of March!! Lol. Tuesday is my sweet girl's birthday & she's been asking for a kitten for such a long time.... Surprising your child with exactly what they want? 
Meet Annie Crookshanks. 
Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

March 2014 PTI Blog Hop

Super quick for me- I've got a shiny umbrella to share for the hop!
I created it with layers of UTEE.
Raindrop stencil is Dreamweaver- I embossed it too, although difficult to see the raindrops are raised- so will link to the Moxie Fab World Stencil challenge too!!
ETA: I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Mallard for the raindrops; Paper is DCWV
Happy Hopping!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

MIM #156: 3D stamp paint

This week the challenge was to add dimension with paint. I didn't have the paint that Melissa used so I thought I'd try adding to acrylic paint. I can tell you not to add gel medium to paint if you're going to use it this way. Kind of takes the finish off your embossing plate :(
I ended up using Dreamweaver embossing paste & acrylic paint.
 PP is Studio Calico
Sporting the brand new KRAFT Baker's Twine from May Arts
 And here are my two loves- as they were heading to the Daddy Daughter dance (with a 'Surf's Up! theme!)
Barely making it again...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

May Arts + Penny Black!

May Arts & Penny Black have teamed up this week! 
This has been my first experience with Penny Black & I really loved the images!
First up I've created a 4.25" square card using the Japanese Maple Leaf image on top of the Letter Background stamp. I stamped on watercolor paper & I used 1.5" silky crush in bittersweet & 1" sheer in pewter for my ribbon accent.

Next up is the Scented Message image. 
I watercolored the image with watercolor pencils & I've added a 1.25" violet silk & 5/8" textured two tone ribbon in purple/pink. I also tucked in some satin leaves!

My last creation uses the Flower Poetry image- I just love those dogwood blooms with the script. Based on my choices, apparently I love script with everything!
Another 4.25" square card- more watercolor pencil, and also watercolored with Delicata ink- the shimmer in person is gorgeous! I used 5/8" faux canvas in salmon & 5/8" pink sheer ruffle layered- I wrapped them around the card & tied it up on the side.

That's it for me today- I had a great time with the Penny Black images!
Now make sure you stop by all the blogs- there's a prize every day!!
Here are your stops:

Penny Black Hop Schedule





Sunday, March 9, 2014

MIM: #154- Color & Texture for One Layer Cards

This week the challenge at MIM was to add color & texture to one-layer cards. 
I used chamomile stamped off with the embellishments set & it's still a bit too dark for the look I was going for. A couple different greens for the leaves, a little ink spatter & an embossed frame around the sentiment.
I was supposed to be getting my taxes ready- at least it was creative procrastination!
Friday was a spirit day at school- a 'read-in' in honor of Dr.Seuss's birthday- Hadley wore her jammies & the entire class was surprised to find their teacher had taken nearly all of the furniture out & replaced it with tents for the day! It.Was.AWESOME.
Had's teacher makes ME want to be in third grade!!!
Here's the door to their class: 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Luck O' the Irish

I'm up at May Arts today- details on making this:
So loving the new adhesive ribbon- have you tried it yet?
Head over & check it out! I'd love to hear what you think! :)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

MIM: #153- Watercolor Emboss Resist

Sneaking in again for MIM!
Mine is the same as Dawn's, but with blue watercolor.
 I did add some blue crochet, well, because I couldn't resist. 
Erin let me know that my hop card made the PTI email spotlight this month!!!! WOOOHOOO! (I didn't have internet for awhile, so hadn't seen it yet!)

It was a great day on the slopes- snow so dry & light!!! But BRRR!!!
Here's a pic of my 2 favorite skiers- the lift opened 15 minutes early & we were right there- darn near the first down the face today :)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

February 2014 PTI blog hop!

I swear the months go faster & faster!!
It's time for the PTI blog hop!
This month the theme is SPRING!
I've dusted off my garden variety, year of flowers & year of flowers titles for my spring themed card! The image is colored with prismacolor pencils.
 I used the button card die, as well as the seed packet frame die- perfect for layering!
The background is embossed with the giga guidelines 1 plate.
The yummy 1.5" crochet/velvet center in pink ribbon runs the center, with olive faux suede leaves & olive leaves to bring the center to focus!
 I do LOVE spring, but our ski season only arrived 2 weeks ago, so I'm kind of hoping it doesn't warm up too much around here too soon! I'm perfectly happy for all of you that have been buried in snow for months to have a reprieve though!
 Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

May Arts & Stampendous!

May Arts & Stampendous have teamed up again!
Here's what I came up with:

I kept seeing her as a mermaid, so I went with that feel & added the 3" gold mesh to tie it together!
You can barely see the flock, but her mica frame is very cool! There is also some micro gold glitter on her crown & necklace. The background is watercolored with ink- and I used some delicata ink to her hair to add more shimmer.

What do you think?
I was also sent the 'filly sketch' stamp! I decided to embellish a box with this image. I used a shipping box & did a quick acrylic wash of paint over the exterior.
I used more delicata ink to stamp her (stamping off for the image on the left), and on the image on the right I've embossed with the aged gold embossing enamel

I added 1.5" grosgrain striped ribbon in pink to the top & bottom, and also created a pull.

More of that gold glitter to top the glitter crown from the kraftboard set!
Pink 3/8" velvet woven ribbon finishes the sides. 

Another kraftboard element used here- I used the aged gold embossing powder over the entire piece & after heating stamped the 'scrolled medallion' image into it (I inked it with delicata first so that it wouldn't stick).

I used another small piece of 3/8" velvet on the inside to cover the seam & give it a finished appearance!

What do you think? Shipping box to keepsake box!
That's it for me today- but there's inspiration all week! Make sure you leave comments on all the stops for your chance to win of 3 sets of the following:
1 spool of ribbon and a jumbo cling set and a handle.

That means there will be 3 winners at the end of the week!
To win:  comment on any stop along the way. 

Stampendous Hop!