Tuesday, March 31, 2009

365 Cards: No Sharp Edges Challenge

Here we go again! Todays 365 Cards Challenge is NO Sharp Edges! Everything must be rounded. So what better way to do this than a scalloped circle card? Here's my little guy:

I even tried to round the edges of the leaves, just so I was in the clear, but it doesn't seem like they are round enough, huh? I used my nestablities both scallop and classic and embossed them as well. That little one is actually a 3/8" punch from SU!
I added the stitching at the last minute. It was really blank, so I added some paper piercing and then thought it needed some color. I picked up a few different colors of embroidery floss and have been using them recklessly! You will see it a lot...

So that's all for today. Patrick is back to work and we are babysitting a little someone so there isn't much time for crafting. But I will see you tomorrow at 365 Cards again. It's my challenge day so be sure to check back and join in the fun if you can! 
Thanks for stopping by!
k

Deets:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Friends 'Til The End
Ink: Paprtrey Ink Melon Berry, New Leaf
Paper: Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist, Stampers White, New Leaft
Accessories: Nesties, SU! Punch, pop dots, embroidery floss

Take-Off Tuesday #20

Welcome to this weeks Take Off. Another beauty from Serena and Lily:

Don't you just want to swoon all over the place? I love this picture so much and found it muy inspirational! Here is my take:

I pulled out some old stamps that I love but don't use very often. I got them at the Purple Turtle Stamp Shoppe online, but I can't for the life of me find the website. Did they go out of business?? Oh please someone let me know! The stamp set is called French Quarter, and I don't even know the brand. OY! This is not good! Well, they are great and if anyone knows, drop me a line so I can post it. 
I punched out those circles and put them on pop dots for some dimension, and paper pierced the elephant to give it a nice polka dot look. My ribbon was a bit wide so I twisted it and it seemed to help. So thats it! Thanks for stopping by today, and as always I would love for you to play along, just create and post a link in the comments so I can check it out!

Also, I am looking for the perfect Robin's Egg Blue... Anyone have suggestions of some ink and paper? I am dying for some!!

loves
k

Deets:
Stamps: French Quarter, Papertrey Ink Bitty Baby Blessings
Ink: Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet, SU! Basic Black
Paper: Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet, Aqua Mist, Stampers White, Linen Vellum, Pink Patterns
Accessories: Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet Saddle Stitch Ribbon, Pop Dots, 3/4" Circle Punch


Monday, March 30, 2009

365 Card Kits!!!

Well peeps, they are finally coming! Pam over at 365 Cards has just announced she is launching her very own card kits starting April 1! Can I get a Rock On!!! (*echo*...*echo*)
I was lucky enough to get to work with the first Mac Mae Card Kit and lets just say the experience just can't be beat! Pam has shown just a few of the cards that both DT member Gloria and I did with the first kit, so I feel I can share them here, but you should check back to see ALL the glorious cards and lovelies that were made with this kit. 
Here some peeks:


I am an self proclaimed Kit-Newbie... so lets just say it was very new but also very exciting, and then I also realized that I could make A TON of cards with this kit and it just got my creative juices flowin'! You get all the paper/embellies/envies and inspiration you need to makes some fabulous creations, AND everything is coordinated for you so there is a lot of guess work taken out of the process, which means you go from Zero card to FAB card in no time! 

So whether you are a newbie or an expert, these are the perfect way to get a wonderful variety of creations and have fun doing it. So stop by 365 Cards on April 1st to see the reveal of the first Mac Mae Card Kit.  And remember this is only the beginning of some truly great card kits so keep checking back, and join some challenges while you are there! Plus Pam is having daily giveaways so you really don't want to miss it!

Thanks for letting me share this news and I hope you are as excited as I am for these kits! See you soon!
k


365 Lady Bug Style

Hey y'all!! Another monday morning and things are starting out right. I decided after doing so many different challenges last week, that I would actually do ALL of the 365 Card challenges instead and try to slip in a few different ones here and there. So todays challenge at 365 Cards is all about the ladybug. We are supposed to use it as inspiration and also to think outside the box.
Well, I didn't want to just put a ladybug on my card, so this is what I came up with:

It is so simple, you might be bored. But when I googled "ladybug images" I got a lot of green green leaves with little bugs on them. So that was my inspiration. And you know, sending hugs sounds  a lot like 'lady bugs', so I went with it.

On another note, I am so astonished that it's almost April. Wha? WHA?? Where did good 'ol March go? And why did we have a hail storm last night? I just don't get it. Really.

Anyway. Enough ramblings today. Patrick took the day off today to make up for the emergency trip to Vancouver last week (right when we were to close on our house... ask me later for the full story) It was SO stressful, so we are looking forward to a day playing with the kids. Hope the weather cooperates. 

Have a great Monday everybody! And check out 365 Cards to see what Gloria has in store for you. It's sure to be fabulous!
loves-
k

Deets:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Friends 'Til The End (sentiment)
Ink: SU! Basic Black, PTI Pure Poppy
Paper: PTI Stampers White, Kraft, DCWV textured green
Accessories: PTI Pure Poppy Saddle Stitch Ribbon, Black Button and floss (both from stash)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

365 Cards Super Sketchy Sunday #4

Can you believe 365 Cards has been going for an entire month already!?!? How much fun are you having? Because I am having a blast! I love having a challenge each day. Something that really stretches your mind (even if I haven't finished them all ; ) If you have yet to check out 365 Cards, jump on over there and see what's going on. You will be happy you did! So today is a sketch (as it is each sunday) Here is what we had to work with:
Such a fun sketch by Pam. And here is my take:

I started with the new Mother set from Papertrey Ink (I was SO thrilled that I won it!) I hand stamped some Lavender Moon paper with a holiday set by Martha Stewart. Its actually a Christmas set with partridge birds and pine cones, but it also has some twigs and other things that will fly as "not Christmas-y." I stamped using some Lavender and Fresh Snow ink.

I also stamped some Linen Vellum with my houndstooth backgrounder from CHF. Cut all the circles with my cuttlebug and nestabilities. Only thing left was to add the fabulous buttons and finish off the sentiment. 

I talked to my mom the other day (*well actually EVERY day this week) And told her that this was NOT her mother's day card. I don't want to spoil the surprise. She and you will just have to wait to see what she is getting. This will go to another special mother in my life... I think she doesn't read this blog, or at least not too often so maybe she won't notice ; )

Thanks for checking in today! Head on over to 365 Cards to see what the other DT members have made. I can guarantee they are fabulous!!
loves
k

Deets:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Mother, CHF Houndstooth Backgrounder, Martha Stewart Holiday Accents
Ink: Papertrey Ink Lavender Moon, Fresh Snow, Plum Pudding, Spring Moss, SU! Basic Black
Paper: Papertrey Ink Stampers White, Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding, Sweet Blush, Linen Vellum
Accessories: Papertrey Ink Vintage Buttons, Offray Mini Dot Ribbon, Embroidery Floss

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Caardvarks Sketch Challenge

Over at Caardvarks their challenge is sponsored by Hero Arts. I dug through my stash to find that I don't own many of their stamps even though I love them dearly. Must change that soon!
Here is the sketch:
And here is my take. 
It's a bit different than the sketch because of the stamps I had to use. But I did it nonetheless and that is another challenge I have scratched off my list! I realized in my quest to do challenges this week that I have already missed quite a few deadlines. I can't believe how many we have out there! Lots to do but oh, so fun!

Thanks for checking in today. 
See Ya!
k


Deets:
Stamps: Hero Arts Bird in Cage, Stencil Design Block, Papertrey Ink Birds of a Feather (song notes and sentimetnt)
Ink: Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate, Melon Berry, SU! Close To Cocoa
Paper: Papertrey Ink Kraft, Dark Chocolate. From Stash Melon Stripe and Vellum
Accessories: Papertrey Ink Melon Button, Embroidery floss (from stash), corner rounder


Friday, March 27, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You Sketch

Hey there! Today is a challenge from 2 Sketches 4 You and here is this weeks sketch:
Here is my take on the sketch:
Another Rubber Soul image. Ain't he cute?? I thought the polka dot would bring out the robot in him ; ) Inside it says:
Isn't that so cute? Thanks for stopping by today. Hope your week is shaping up nicely! See you latah...
loves
k

Deets:
Stamps Rubber Soul Robots
Ink: SU! Not Quite Navy, Basic Black, Summer Sun, Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy
Paper: Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Stampers White, SU! Not Quite Navy, American Craft PP (Polka Dots)
Accessories: Green Embroidery Floss, pop dots

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Card*Ability Sketch Challenge #4!

Here is this weeks sketch over at Card-Ability:

And here is my card:

I haven't used these cupcakes in awhile and they are just delectable! Instead of using an oval I used three small circles and offset the square a bit. That paper looks completely red, but it is in fact Raspberry fizz.
I popped up the cupcake tops to add some dimension. I really want to eat cupcakes now!!
Thanks for stopping in today. Have a good one!
k

Deets:
Stamps: Stampendous "Hey There Cupcake", Papertrey Ink Birthday Basics (sentiment)
Ink: Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, Vintage Cream, Berry Sorbet, SU! Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun
Paper: Papertrey Ink Raspberry Fizz, Stampers White, K&Co. Berry Sweet
Accessories: Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate Twill

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

It's that time again!! 
This months blog hop is all about background stamping. And if you read this blog or know anything about me, you know that I LOVE background stamping. It is such a rewarding way to stamp! So I am glad I got to participate this month. I started with quite a few sets, see if you can tell where I used them:

Around & About Sentiments
Guide Lines 
Polka Dot Basics
Beautiful Blooms

You can probably see all of them but Around & About Sentiments. I used the outline circle from that set to add a third circle to the Guide Lines Stamp. I stamped Lemon Tart with SU! Summer Sun which adds a great punch. The pink is SU! Pink Passion, although in hindsight I have no idea why I didn't use Raspberry Fizz. It's almost the same thing, but so much better.

And here is my card!
That ribbon looks like Pure Poppy, but I assure you its actually Raspberry Fizz. Darn Camera.
I popped up the little bunny from the Bitty Blessings set to add to my tag. Hope you like!  Can't wait to see what everyone else whipped up. Papertrey Ink Blog Hop always has the most amazing entries and it's so fun to hop around and see them, so that is what I am going to go do! 
Thanks for stopping by!
k

Deets: All Papertrey Ink Products unless noted
Stamps: Around & About Sentiments, Polka Dot Basics, Beautiful Blooms, Bitty Baby Blessings, Guide Lines
Ink: SU! Summer Sun, Pink Passion, Basic Black
Paper: Lemon Tart, Stampers Select White
Accessories: Raspberry Fizz Grosgrain Ribbon, White Button

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge 1

Dawn McVey is having her first color challenge this week. She is great with color so of course there are a TON of people that have played along and its been great to see all the ideas out there. So go check it out! Here are the colors for this week:


Just got this baby in under the wire. There are 10 things I should be doing right now, but I decided to do this instead. Boy do I have a sickness....
thats it for now. Will be back later for other fun things. Hope to see you!
k

Deets:
Stamps: Inkadinkado Bold Damasks, Papertrey Ink Friend's Til The End.
Ink: Papertrey Ink Raspberry Fizz
Paper: Papertrey Ink Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise, Stampers White
Accessories: Martha stewart ribbon, yellow button

365 Cards: Ad Inspired!

It's Wednesday again! Yeah for Wednesday's!!!
 Today is my day at 365 Cards and we have an Ad Inspiration for you! Here is the ad:
I love the contrast of color on white and white on color. So I used that as the main idea in my card. Here is my take:
I used my Gel-A-Tins Big & Wild Things set. I LOVE this set. I has such great silhouette images!! I also think their acrylic is a really great quality. I highly recommend them! Anyway, I popped up each layer to give dimension. I love the black with these colors. 
So head on over to 365 Cards and link up your creation for today. I hope this Ad inspires you the way it did me! And I hope to see you this weekend for 365 Cards Sketchy Sunday!
Have a great day!
k

Deets:
Stamps: Gel-a-tins Big & Wild Things, PTI Birthday Basics
Ink: SU! Purely Pomegranate, PTI Fresh Snow
Paper: PTI True Black, Stampers Select White, SU! Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Pop Up Dimensionals

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

365 Cards: Setting The Scene

The challenge today over at 365 Cards is to make a scene on your card. Which you can do by fussy cutting, using stickers or cutting out your stamped images. Here is my take on the challenge:

I cut out everything except that cute grass. I won it off of Kim Kesti's Blog! It's laser cut Spring Grass by Making Memories. The tree and bird was stamped and cut out, the sun is a Nestability circle and some trimming of paper for the rays. I was a bit stumped on where to start with this challenge, but had so much fun doing it! Take some time today to check it out! 

So on a side note I ran yesterday with a friend and boy oh boy was it painful! My silent mantra was "don't throw up, don't throw up." But that was more toward the end. I have been hungry all day and I'm sportin' two sore legs and really the idea of doing it again tomorrow does make me a bit sick. I won't be waking up at 6am (thank GOODNESS!) but I will be going out at some point. I have to... there really isn't a choice. So laugh at me or throw up with me, regardless I am one out of shape mama and need to get it in gear!

So that's it for today I think. I am trying really hard to get a lot of challenges done this week so keep checking back. There will be quite a few posts coming your way in the next few days. Tomorrow is my turn at 365 Cards and also there is the PTI Blog Hop.
Hope to see you again!!
Thanks for stopping by~
k


Deets:
Stamps: Rubber Soul "It's Your Day"
Ink: Papertrey Ink Spring Moss, New Leaf, Melon Berry, Dark Chocolate
Paper: Papertrey Ink Spring Moss, Aqua Mist, New Leaf, Stampers White, Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket (patterned paper)
Accessories: Pop Dots, Making Memories Lazer Cut Spring Grass, Circle Nestabilities

Take-Off Tuesday #19

I got this new catalog in the mail this week. If you haven't checked out the lovelies at Serena & Lily, you are in for quite a treat.  This is the add I picked:
I adore this! I love the colors, but also the fine print on the sheets, the bold square and that map on the wall! OY!! I just love it. Here is my take on this inspiration:Using some more of my new stuff from Rubber Soul. This cute little giraffe was actually a freebie they sent with my order. Just a little extra love from them to make my day. Thanks Rubber Soul! They are really great and such nice people at Customer Service. (um.. I think I have said this all before ; )

For Christmas I ordered a bunch of PTI Night Sky Shimmer Cardstock for the cards that I actually never got around to sending out *gasp*. But they fit this project perfectly. Up close it really adds some depth to the Fresh Snow ink. You can't tell from the photo, but I popped up the giraffe with thick pop dots to bring it out a bit. I love this image and sentiment. SO much fun to stamp!
I also thought this giraffe went quite well with that map and safari feel of this room. And that was a happy accident!
So thats it for today! Please know you are welcome to play along anytime with Take-Off Tuesday. If something here inspires you, make a card/altered item and leave me a link in the comments. I would love to see what you make!!
Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check back tomorrow. It's my day over at 365 Cards!
toodles~

k

Deets:
Stamps: Rubber Soul "A Day At The Zoo", CHF Houndstooth Backgrounder, Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Basics
Ink: Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise, Fresh Snow, SU! Basic Black
Paper: Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise, Night Sky Shimmer CS, Stampers White
Accessories: Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow Twill, White Button (from stash) Pop Dots

Monday, March 23, 2009

Happy Monday!!

I never thought I would actually put those two words together, but it is Monday and I hope you are all  happy!! I have a quick little card to share today:

I got a few new things in the mail this last week from Rubber Soul. Did you know they are having a sale?!?! Well, go check it out! I have never owned their stamps and was curious if I would love them, and.... I do! The order processed SO fast!! This little guy is cute and simple and fun to stamp. I used some PTI Linen Vellum which gives such nice texture for things like this. It adds some dimension. These papers  (and ribbon) Rubber Soul sent as a freebie and they are SO great!!! Thank YOU!! That background piece is just ONE piece of paper. One piece, three different designs, and so cute. Unfortunately I don't know who its by. 

Hope you have a great week! I realized I have a bajillion challenge blogs on my bloglines, and I actually hope to do some of them, so wish me luck and check back often for some stuff to see.

Also I am starting my running training this week. I hope to run a 5 K on May 2nd from Times Square to Central Park for the Revlon run for Breast Cancer. I am gonna need a lot of help to get ready for it. Thankfully I have a friend that loves to run and is willing to come to my house at the crack of dawn to pull me out of bed. Thank you friend. I could not do this without you ; )
If you would love to donate to a good cause, check out our team website to donate or if you are in this area and want to participate, you should sign up!! We would love to have you!

Thanks for stopping by today and check back tomorrow for Take Off Tuesday!
loves
k

Deets:
Stamps: Rubber Soul "Animal Love"
Ink: Papertrey Ink New Leaf, Dark Chocolate
Paper: Papertrey Ink Linen Vellum, Dark Chocolate, Lemon Tart, Kraft, Pure Poppy,  
Accessories: Papertrey Ink New Leaf Grosgrain Ribbon, ribbon from stash, Martha Stewart Double Scallop Punch

Sunday, March 22, 2009

365 Cards Super Sketchy Sunday!!

Here is the sketch from todays 365 Cards Challenge. Its a great sketch to play with.


Here is my take:

I am embarrassed to admit this is the second card that I made for this challenge. The first one was OH, so gaggy... if thats an actual word. This one is MUCH better. Whew!

Using Papertrey Ink's Around & About Sentiments I stamped the "thank you very much" line and circle and filled the heck out of the thing with K&Co. products.  I rolled some of my favorite twine to give it a final touch. 

So now it's your turn! Check out what the other DT member created at 365 Cards. Then get your craft on today and link up your creation so we can enjoy it too!

Deets:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Around & About Sentiments
Ink: Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate, Ocean Tides, Pure Poppy
Paper: K&Co. Wild Saffron, SU! More Mustard
Accessories: K&Co. Wild Saffron rub-ons, Christmas Jewels, twine

Saturday, March 21, 2009

365 Cards: Sing Along Saturday

Todays challenge over at 365 Cards is to use lyrics to inspire a card. The lyrics we were given are from Lean On Me by Bill Withers. I read through the lyrics and to be honest I looked through all my stamps and just couldn't think of something that fit perfectly. But the title of the song wouldn't go away. I wanted it to be symbolic and the only thing that kept coming to my brain was "tree" (its strong and you can lean on it right?!) Obvious, but it's all I got. So I went with it:

I did a few things on this card that I have never done before. First, I took a Scalloped Circle Nestability and used it as a template to paper pierce around. You can't see it very well in the first picture, but I paper pierced a circle behind each tree.
I also stamped the leaves in three colors, and off set them a bit. It might seem like a lot but gives it good dimension. And that sentiment.... completely computer generated. I opened up Photoshop and typed it out. Picking the font was the hardest part. I wanted something clean, simple and not obvious (as in not helvetica). I printed it on my Kraft paper and cut it out. And Voila! My card! 

Using music can be such a great source of inspiration. So come and join in on the fun over at 365 Cards. Read the lyrics, make your card and share the link. Oh, and have a smashing weekend!
loves
k

Deets:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Father Knows Best
Ink: Papertrey Ink New Leaf, Spring Moss, Palatte Chartreuse, SU! Close to Cocoa
Paper: Papertrey Ink Lemon Tart, Kraft and Stampers Select White. K&Co Wild Saffron (strip)
Accessories: Paper Piercer and template, corner rounder, Photoshop (if that can be considered an accessory~)

Friday, March 20, 2009

365 Cards: Inside Out!

Todays 365 Cards Challenge is all about putting the sentiment and most embellishments on the INSIDE of the card. So here is the outside.....

No real embellishments to speak of. A little dab of ribbon. And here is the INSIDE...
Robot Pop-Up Card!!!  

I used another Doodle Factory image. Mr. Bloop the Robot. I then made my own conversation bubble. I started with a punched oval and cut it a bit to make it come to a point. I also covered the pink lines with some glitter. Not sure if you can see that.
In the far bottom right corner.... the actual sentiment. Get Well Soon! It ended up being a bit of a random card, but I do like it nonetheless. Mostly because it actually got finished. So this card is definitely on my good side. There have been a lot lately that haven't made it this far!

Head on over to 365 Cards to see what Sophie has in store for you. And join in the fun! Good to see you today, thanks for stopping by!
k

Deets: 
Stamps: Doodle Factory Urban, Papertrey Ink Simple Alphabet and Around & About Sentiments, Generic Large Alphabet (name unknown)
Ink: SU! Basic Black, Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet
Paper: Papertrey Ink Sweet Blush, Scenic Route Hampton
Accessories: Glitter, SU! Basic Black, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa Markers, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream Twill

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Me LOVE Cookie!!!

This is who I am in a nutshell... I created this card based off of Laura's sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You last week, and then promptly forgot to post it.... DUH! So I am sharing it now even though I missed the deadline!

The sponsor for last week was Doodle Factory at Starving Artist Stamps. So I pulled out my favorite guy. The one guy who gets me, and I get him. "Cookie Guy." (That's not his actual name, its just the name I have properly given him).

I used Polka Dot Basics to make my 'chocolate chip cookie' background. Did it work??? I hope so. I added a bit of S.E.I striped paper and colored my guy with some colored pencils. I am trying to hone my coloring skeelz since I haven't colored in a Looooooong time and it's something I want to get good at. Funny thing about it is, I am using the colored pencils I picked up last year at the dollar store for the kids. I have a hunch I might get better if I used REAL pencils. But until I am committed to coloring A LOT, I find myself spending my $ on stamps instead. One day I am sure I will pick up a nice set and color all the live long day.

Anyway. Hope you are having a great day today! I am trying to withstand the urge to make cookies after seeing this card again. I ate quite a few last week, and [not] shockingly around the same time I made this card. It's a curse!!
Thanks for stopping in!!
k

Deets:
Stamps: Doodle Factory Creatures, Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Basics
Ink: SU! Close To Cocoa, Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate
Paper: Papertrey Ink Stampers White, Dark Chocolate, Melon Berry. S.E.I Patterned Papter
Accessories: Paptertrey Ink Melon Berry Grosgrain Ribbon, Nestabilities Scalloped Circles

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

365 Cards: Going Green

Hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day yesterday!!! I totally forgot and didn't wear green or even think about leprechaun's! But, today's challenge at 365 Cards is to Go Green, shades of green that is. So today instead of taking it "green St. Patty's Day" I decided to go green the natural way. Here is my card:


I used two different kinds of green paper and topped it with green ink. I love the soothing effect of the three leaf images.  Go green today and create something for your 365 Card stash. You will be glad you did! 

Here's to you, green friend
k

Deets:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Text Box
Ink: PTI New Leaf, Fresh Snow, SU! Basic Black
Paper: PTI Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Stampers Select White
Accessories: Buttons, Embroidery Floss

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Take-Off Tuesday #18

I love this weeks Take-Off. I would LOVE to live in this room! I guess instead I will have to settle for a card....

Here is my take:
I used Gel-A-Tins Big & Wild Things. Have I told you yet how much I love the images? They are SO fabulous! I wanted to keep this modern and clean. No embellishments and very little layering. I'm glad I was able to keep it under control!
That's it for today. Hope you take some time for yourself today and get inspired! 
Thanks for stopping by!
k

Deets:
Stamps: Gel-a-tins Big & Wild Things, PTI First Fruits (sentiment)
Ink: PTI Fresh Snow, Palette Chartreuse, SU! Close To Cocoa
Paper: PTI Dark Chocolate, SU! Close To Cocoa, Michael's Gray
Accessories: Corner Rounder


Monday, March 16, 2009

Hambly Screenprints

I love these screen prints by Hambly. They are shaped like little postcards and have different images with them. There is like 8 or so on a sheet. You can see them HERE. Anyway, we get invited to dinner once in a while and I thought they might make a good thank you card:


I actually matted the placard on some True Black card stock by Papertrey Ink. I stamped a little and added a new vintage button in New Leaf (also Papertrey Ink).

I am falling in love with these vintage buttons.  So many different buttons to choose from and as you can see, very fun. So while I was taking these picture, my "card making cohort" decided the picture would be much better with a cookie in it:

And his cute face too. In fact, I think he's on to something. This would make a pretty sweet thank you gift (minus the kid, of course). He definitely has a knack. For cookies AND paper. Boy am I in trouble! ; ) Thanks for checking in today. 
Have a good one!
k

Deets:
Stamps: PTI First Fruits (sentiment)
Ink: SU! Basic Black
Paper: Hambly ScreenPrints Decor Notes, Papertrey Ink True Black, Spring Moss, Scenic Route Laurel, Papertrey Ink New Leaf Vintage Button, Tai Pan Black Satin Ribbon

Sunday, March 15, 2009

365 Cards: Super Sketchy Sunday #3

Hooray for another Sunday! Here is this weeks Sketch over at 365 Cards.


Here is my take on the challenge:

I decided to rotate the sketch for a little change. I used a set from Gel-a-tins called Sewing Kit and it is OH so fun!!  I hand stamped the background with a variety of button stamps in the set and stamped some stitching on the ribbon. I love the color contrast of purple and yellow. So spunky! 

Head on over to 365 Cards to check out what the other DT members have in store for you. They are some amazing crafty ladies, so don't miss out! Also, take some time this week to complete the challenge and post it so we can see your wonderful creations! 
Thanks for stopping by!
loves
k

Deets:
Stamps: Gel-a-tins Sewing Kit
Ink: SU! Summer Sun, Basic Black, Stazon Jet Black (for stamping on ribbon)
Paper: Papertrey Ink Plum Pudding, Stampers Select White
Accessories: Papertrey Ink Plum Pudding Saddle Stitch Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Buttons, Floss, Corner Rounder, Black Marker

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Tri-Fold Card

I originally started this card out as a tri-fold, but the folds ended up not being in even 3rds. The top flap is a bit shorter so its an envelope and card in one! You slip off the ribbon to open the flap.



I hand stamped the damask image and the polka dots with some SU! Pink Passion ink. This color stamped on the Summer Sunrise paper ended up changing the look of the pink a bit. So I actually used PTI Berry Sorbet when I stamped on white card stock because it was closer to what the Pink Passion and Summer Sunrise looked combined. Does that make sense? Regardless, I like the contrast of the colors!


Inside you can see I placed a note card to write on with a little rose to add interest. This is a great way to make up a card that will be hand delivered. It looks prettier than a regular white envelope! 
That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by!!
loves~
k

Deets:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Basics, Inkadinkado Bold Damasks, Basic Greay Porcelain Aviary
Ink: PTI Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet, SU! Pink Passion
Paper: PTI Summer Sunrise, Stampers Select White, Kraft
Accessories: PTI New Leaf Ribbon, Martha Stewart Double Scallop Line Punch, Button, Floss, Eyelet, Corner Rounder






Friday, March 13, 2009

365 Cards: Primary Color Birthday!

Todays challenge over at 365 Cards is to make a birthday card but stick to the primary colors. I love this challenge so I wanted to participate! Here's my card:

I love stamping on this Linen Vellum from Papertrey Ink. It creates such a nice texture with ink!
I popped up each balloon on its own colored embossed circle and added some black twine for the strings. I also scored between each hand stamped panel to add some dimension. Have a Happy Happy Birthday!  

Head on over to 365 Cards to see what Sophie has in store for you. She always has such fun and clean designs, so don't miss it! Also there is a guest designer today too so stop by to say HI! 
Thanks for checking in today!
loves
k

Deets: 
Stamps: SU! Big Bold Birthday, Papertrey Ink Birthday Basics (sentiment)
Ink: Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy, SU! Summer Sun, Pacific Point
Paper: Papertrey Ink Stampers Select White, Linen Vellum, Pure Poppy, SU! Pacific Point, Summer Sun
Accessories: Score-Pal, Twine, SU! Basic Black Marker, Pop-Ups