Wednesday, June 27, 2012

TCM sketch for fun!

I'm playing along with this month's sketch challenge at The Craft's Meow- so fun! And I've used the colors from CR84FN- I think it's the first time I've played in that challenge- such a beautiful inspiration board! :)
I put some TCM flowers to use ( huge thanks to my dear friend, Karen!)- aren't they fun? :)
A shipping tag, machine stitching & a GIANT pink button add elements from the sketch. And how about that gorgeous ribbon? :) The button is tied on with pink burlap string.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'd love to hear what you think!

Monday, June 25, 2012

June 2012 PTI blog hop

Is it me, or did this month go really fast? *wink* Thank goodness my friend Erin asked if I was hopping.... A little late night crafting & here's what I came up with!
I've used Year of Flowers, Embellishments, Round & Round (for the yellow dot) & Trendy Trees. Aqua mist cardstock, SU! green ink & Brilliance yellow.
How 'bout that ribbon? Yum, right?! :) Four layers of May Arts textured/lines in yellow, topped with teal velvet.
 Here's the inspiration:
Love the color combo... Thanks for stopping by! Have fun hopping!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

May Arts + G45

Oh, how I love swaps with graphic 45!!! Their products are so amazing!
My first two cards feature the pretty Tropical Travelogue line! The colors are so vibrant!
I've used the new grosgrain/picot edge & topped it with Baker's twine!
Next up- I've used more of that trendy Paradise Postage paper, as well as a matching chipboard tag.
I've tied it on with 5/8" satin/grosgrain double band, and added a 3/8" sheer/iridescent pinstripe for good measure! I think the ribbons really accentuate the great colors in the paper!
Next is a banner that I love!
I've used the Kraft Recollections Paper- 'A glimpse of Paris'. Honestly- I may have squealed when I saw the gorgeous prints on the kraft paper!!! It spells out 'wish big'.
I've added several items from the 'Staples' collection! I stamped out the word 'wish' with the antique typewriter stamps (LOVE!), and punched them out with a 3/4" circle punch. There are Metal Butterflies & Flower Staples on each end. I used the Tropical Travelogue stickers to spell out the 'big'.
I like to back my banners with chipboard (AKA cereal boxes), and that's what I've done here. I machine stitched them for security.
Would you like to hear about the ribbon? :)
I've used the 1/2" solid/wrinkled ribbon to hang the banner. Burlap string ties the panels together.
I put a piece of velvet ric rac under the top & bottom of the jute ribbon. The new woven burlap would be great here also.
The 5/8" satin pleats are perfect along the bottom. More burlap string for butterfly antennae!
So what do you think?
Here are all the people playing this week- be sure to stop by all the blogs & leave some love! (prizes may be involved! *wink*)

Monday, June 18th:
Alberto Juárez :
Gloria Stengel :
Nicole Eccles:

Tuesday, June 19th:
Arlene Cuevas:
Jim, The Gentleman Crafter:
Betto Cesare:

Wednesday, June 20th:
Clare Charvill:
Kristin Wilson:
Sharon Ngoo:

Thursday, June 21st:
Denise Hahn:
Laura Denison:
Susan Lui:
Jen:    <----You're here!

Friday, June 22nd:
Jane Tregenza:
Maiko Miwa:
Tara Orr:

And since all 3 projects are postage themed, I'll add them to the Moxie Fab World Postage challenge! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've been inspired! :)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Jay Gee's # 20

My husband's uncle turns 80 tomorrow! Wow! That calls for a card, right? :) So I used Jay Gee's inspiration to put together this masculine card. Love those colors!
 I used Core'dination cardstock for the numbers (cut with my cricut).
 Here is the inspiration- beautiful, no?
I will spend the rest of the night crossing my fingers to make it to the finalist's round for the May Arts design team!!!
Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear what you think!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June Artful Delight

I'm playing along with Artful Delight's June sketch! My friend, Erin, has a great incentive- so I had to make it quick!!
 I used all AC goodies that I won from Moxie Fab World & added some Baker's twine from May Arts!
 Here's a peek at the fun sketch:
Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear what you think! :)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Moxie Spattered Doilies

Since the deadline has been extended I decided to add this to the Moxie Fab World challenges- It works for two! The Doilies & Lace, and Spatter technique!
I used a doily to mask, then sprayed (& spattered!) with Tattered Angels mist. I then used that misted doily & ruffled it along the edge. The green layer is border punched with MS doily punch.  The butterfly is stamped (with versamark) using an October Afternoon sheet music stamp, then machine sewn in place. A simple sentiment & grosgrain ribbon finish it off! (click on the pic for a better view!)
Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear what you think!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

May Arts + Lawn Fawn = FUN!

May Arts is having a blog swap with Lawn Fawn this week! I've got a post up today- head over to check out the details of this card! And don't forget to leave a comment while you are there! You KNOW there are prizes involved!!!
 And since the Lawnscaping challenge is to use Patterned paper- I'll play along! :) (Seriously- how cute is that 'string' bikini!!!) I've also paper & ribbon pieced the beach ball!!!
Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear what you think!