CAS-ual Fridays CFC #29 - it's a sketch!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

It's been quite a while since I participated in a challenge! I went with CAS-ual Fridays this time around since I really liked the sketch for the current challenge.

I made this masculine card for my dad for his birthday. It's pretty simple and basic. I stamped the dots and swirls on the Linen cardstock, then ran it through the embossing folder for added interest. I hope this has inspired you in some way today! Thanks for taking a peek!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Grunge Me, Modern Basics (sentiment)
Cardstock: PTI - Linen, Rustic Cream; SU - Basic Black
Ink: SU - Basic Black, Mellow Moss
Other: Embossing Folder - Tiny Mosaic (Cuttlebug); Twine: Divine Twine

DeNami Design Anything But a Card Blog Hop

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Welcome! You've reached the next stop on the DeNami blog hop. If you came from Sarah's blog, you're right on track! If not and you'd like to start at the beginning, head on over to the DeNami blog to get started!

I have created a paper ornament and a gift tag. I used this Tutorial for the's really easy to do! I used a thinner kind of cardstock, and stamped the Starlet stamp repeatedly to get a patterned paper effect.

The next stop is the VERY talented Michele Gross! Thanks for the visit, and see ya around blogland!

365 Cards Publication!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

WOW! The day has finally come! My first published cards are officially in print! This is a very exciting time for me. I received my copy of Paper Crafts "365 Cards" over the weekend, and oddly enough, the first page I opened to had one of my cards!! Imagine that! Below is a look at that very card...

I love the rainbow colors in this! The red, orange and green sections are patterned paper, just cut into strips. Then, I used PTI's Modern Basics stamp set for the blue leaves, and the purple sentiment. Thanks is stamped on separate cardstock and popped up with dimensionals. It's a very simple card to make, and you can easily swap out different patterned papers and colors!

I can only post one of my cards here on my blog, but I'll give you a hint where you can see the other one! Visit the Paper Crafts Magazine blog, and scroll down to the fourth card...

This special issue goes on sale today, so get out to your nearest craft store and pick up a copy of this very inspirational magazine! You'll get so many for every day of the year! :)

Thanks for stopping by! I would love to hear your thoughts on my first published cards!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Modern Basics
Cardstock: PTI - Rustic Cream
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket - Social Club, Salt Air.
Ink: SU - Night of Navy; Tsukineko - Eggplant
Other: Dimensionals

Make it Monday #39 - background building

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Oh boy do I LUUVVV this week's PTI Make it Monday!! Creating your own custom background papers using stamps is just limitless!! I would make 100 cards for this challenge if I only had the time ;)

November is a very busy card month for me. My hubby, dad, and bro-in-law all have Nov bdays! Plus, we have a wedding to attend next week, so I gotta get on the ball and make a card for that too! :)

Well, I am ahead of the game a little for one b-day card (I am notorious for making last-minute cards!) thanks to this MIM!

My hubby loves music. Playing it, listening to it, talking about it, and singing along with it (often times changing very nice lyrics to very inappropriate ones) :/ Anyway, I finally got my hands on a couple "Dude" stamp sets, and I'm just loving them! My very girly stamp collection was in desperate need of some masculinity ;)

To highlight the guitar, I adhered it to the black diecut, popped up the diecut and the sentiment for added dimension. I love how this turned out....I think it's pretty Rockin'! :D

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Boy Basics: Rock On; Grunge Me
Cardstock: PTI - White; SU - Going Gray, Basic Black
Ink: SU - Cherry Cobbler, Elegant Eggplant; TH Distress Ink - Pumice Stone, Tea Dye, Faded Jeans
Other: Nesties Circles, Dimensionals