Cardabilities Sketch #30

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Welcome to the next design team reveal over at Cardabilities!! The sketch for this one is pretty awesome, don't you think?! I love it because I would have never done a layout like this on my own!
I used one of my favorite new stamp sets, PTI's Delightful Doilies, and the coordinating dies. There are lots of layers to this card, which I don't do that often, but I still love the outcome! The cs piece the sentiment is on is actually more of a brighter green, Certainly Celery. I used some Whisper White pigment ink to lightly apply the ink to the cs so it matched the patterned paper more closely.
I would love to see your take on this sketch! Stop over at the Cardabilities blog and see the rest of the awesome design team creations to get more inspiration, and then upload your card to the new Gallery (you will need to register, but it's free and quick to do).

 I would love to hear what you think about my take on the sketch!
If you're new to my blog and like my work, I invite you to become a follower!
Have a GREAT weekend!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink -Delightful Doilies; SU - Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: PTI - Rustic Cream; SU - Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla
Patterned Paper: DCWV - Luxury Stack
Ink: SU: Perfect Plum, Sage Shadow, Whisper White
Other: PTI - Delightful Doilies die, Fillable Frame #11 die, Scalloped Border die, PTI Ribbon, Prima Flower, Brad from Joanns

Papertrey Boys to Men Blog Hop

Monday, April 25, 2011

Hello! This is a quick post to share my "man" card for the Papertrey Boys to Men blog hop! We were to create a masculine project for a male of any age! I made this card to give to my father-in-law for his birthday. Hope you enjoy it! I had fun making it! Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink -Banner Builder; DeNami - Polka Dot Background
Cardstock: PTI - White; SU - Baja Breeze, More Mustard, Handsome Hunter
Ink: SU - Baja Breeze, Apricot Appeal, Always Artichoke; StazOn: Black
Other: PTI - Banner Builder dies, Dimensionals

Easter Card

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Today I have an Easter card to share. My intention was to make this a CAS card, but I didn't like my original idea, so it evolved into this! The colors are very different than I typically use. I'm all about the bold gemstone colors, but thought the pastels would be appropriate for Easter. I added some Old Lace Glimmer Mist to the Large Label piece, but it's hard to see in the pic.
I entered this in the ABC Easter Card Challenge. You still have a few days to enter, so check it out if you have any Easter cards to share!

Stamps: EK Success - Brush Alphabet; PTI - Giga Guidelines
Cardstock: Stampin' Up -Very Vanilla
Patterned Paper: DCWV - The Luxury Stack
Ink: SU - Mellow Moss, TH - Pumice Stone
Other: Dies: Spellbinders - Ovals, Large Labels, Fleur De Lis Motifs; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Old Lace, PTI Ribbon, TH Ink Blending Tool, Dimensionals

CR84FN24 & SSD#72 Challenges

Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy Monday to you! I have a pretty card to show you today! I decided to combine two challenges:


I love the soft colors and I thought the sketch was great!

I may be biased, but I absolutely love this! I've seen so many vintage and shabby styles on so many blogs, and have really admired them. Been wanting to try it, but for awhile didn't have the tools or supplies to create something! So...does this count as shabby or vintage?! I really need your opinion since I'm so new to this! I would LOVE to hear feedback...whether it's positive OR constructive criticism...I can take it, LOL! :)
The three pieces of patterned paper, the card base, and the butterfly were inked and then distressed (except the base & butterfly) with the distressing tool. The sage frame is a Nestabilities die. I placed two dies close in size in the machine at the same time, then embossed it to create the frame! The little Enjoy sentiment and the tag are both PTI Tiny Tags. Finished it with some lace and twine!

Stamps: Stampin' Up! -Bliss; PTI - Tiny Tags
Cardstock: Stampin' Up -Very Vanilla, Sage Shadow
Patterned Paper: DCWV - The Luxury Stack, The Garden Party Matstack
Ink: SU - Sage Shadow, Baja Breeze; Tim Holtz Distress - Pumice Stone
Fibers: Twine - May Arts; Lace - Hobby Lobby
Other: Dies: Nesties - Scalloped Circles, PTI - Tiny Tags; Distressing Tool, TH Ink Blending Tool, Dimensionals

Cardabilities Sketch #29 = My FIRST design team post!

Friday, April 15, 2011

I am so excited today!! It's time for the next sketch reveal over at the Cardabilities blog, and it's also the first reveal for the new design team...which I am THRILLED to be a part of. A special thanks to Karan Gerber (owner of Cardabilities/Sketchabilities) for recognizing my talent and accepting my DT application!! It means so much to me to be a part of this fantastic group!

Ok, so here is what I created for this sketch. When I sat down to stamp, I was studying the sketch and first thought about what I could use for the little heart/flower embellishments. How perfect is the Papertrey Tiny Tags set for this?! The options are ENDLESS with this set, as there are a ton of sentiments and lots of different tag shapes to pick from! It's a clean and simple card that I hope you like!

 Another new exciting thing that is being launched today is the Gallery!! Anyone that makes a card for the sketch (and future sketches) will upload their card right to the gallery! This way you can see all the entries in one place! Come check it out and see what all the other design team members have done!

I would love to hear what you think about my creation!
If you're new to my blog and like my work, I invite you to become a follower!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink -Tiny Tags, Boxes, Bags & Tags
Cardstock: SU - Cherry Cobbler, Black; PTI - Rustic Cream
Ink: SU: Cherry Cobbler; StazOn: Black
Other: PTI - Tiny Tags die and Scalloped Border die, Twine, Dimensionals

DeNami & Wee Memories Challenges

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hi! I'm here to show you a very fun little card. This one is for two challenges: DeNami Boy Theme Challenge, and Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Tangled Up (using twine). It's been about a year now since I've discovered DeNami stamps, and I did not own ONE single Chickie stamp until very recently! Don't get me wrong, they are the cutest little things, but I tend to lean toward the elegant/girly stamps, so the chickies were lower on my priority/wish list, lol. When I saw the Pirate Chickie for the first time, I thought I just had to get it because my husband gets such a kick out of pirates. I can't wait to give him a card with the pirate chickie, whether it's this one or a different one! I know he will just smile and laugh once he sees it--and who doesn't like to see their honey smile? ;-)

Ok, so here's what I did. The ship base is made from a Spellbinders Nesties Label Four die, cut in half the long way. Then I dry embossed it and inked up the edges slightly. For the ship's masts, I just hand drew the shapes and cut them out. I stamped each one with the DeNami Mini Starlet (it needed something--it was too plain with nothin' on 'em), and inked the edges. The light blue piece was dry embossed with a wavy folder. I glued the twine on that piece, then adhered the boat, then each mast was popped up with dimensionals. The chickies are colored with Prismacolor pencils, cut out and popped up. The finishing touch is the twine around the edge!! This was so fun to make! I hope I inspired you today :) I would love to hear your feedback--thanks for stopping by!

--- Be sure to come back Friday for my debut on the Cardabilities Design Team! ---

Stamps: DeNami - Pirate Chickie, Mini Starlet
Cardstock: Stampin' Up - Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue
Ink: Tsukineko - Jumbo Java
Other: Nesties Labels Four, Tiny Mosaic and Just my Type Embossing Folders, Cappuccino Twine-The Twinery, Prismacolor Pencils, Dimensionals

DeNami Design Monochromatic Blog Hop!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Good morning! If you came from Lori's blog for the DeNami Blog Hop, you are on the right track! If you just came across my post, and you want to start from the beginning, check out the DeNami Blog for the complete list of hop participants!

Ever since the new Polka Dot Elephant stamp came out, I have LOVED seeing it used on so many cards! It is just one of the cutest things ever, dontcha think?! Kind of ironic though...cuz IMO, elephants really aren't cute, are they?!?!?!? LOL Anyway, I wanted to pair it up with more polka dots, so I used one of the hearts from the Hearts Petit Fours stamp set, and the Polka Dot Background. To add some more interest, I stamped the Mini Heart over some of the polka dots...creates a totally new background look!! The front of the card is embossed, and the finishing touch is a large bow! I love this monochromatic baby card! I hope you enjoy it as well, and gave you some new ideas to inspire you the next time you get out those stamps!! THANKS FOR VISITING ME!!! :)


Cardstock: Stampin' Up - Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: SU - Baja Breeze, Taken with Teal
Other: Nesties Labels Eight, SU-Baja Breeze Grosgrain Ribbon, SU-Square Lattice Embossing Folder