Oct 28, 2010

Scrap Stash Blitz

If you are anything like me, you have page after page of papers and embellishments sitting in your stash. You pull them out and realize how much you loved them but yet you still have so much left over to use and have long since moved on to the latest grand thing. Welp, I pulled out some papers and set to work making a slew of thank you cards. The list of people I need to thank keeps growing so I thought it was a perfect time to use up my stash and send some thank you love in the mail.

Because you are lucky, you get to see all of them at once. (uh, mostly its because I am too lazy to make multiple posts ; )

All these papers and the embellishments are the Berry Sweet collection from K&Co. This stamp is Lawn Fawn.

I am trying out the new color Fresh Linen from Papertrey Ink. It's not too bad, but I do find I am not sure what to do with it, the paper especially. I think my eyes need to get used to seeing it. However the ribbon, as always, is great!
These stamps and ribbon are Papertrey Ink and I added the embellishment to a Martha Stewart doily.

With this one I made up a small tag to be used for the sentiment so I could free up the paper to take the focus. I love those little mushies...
And last but not least, another Lawn Fawn stamp set. I wanted this all to be fun and colorful. I love the pink water! Again I added some Fresh Linen ribbon and a few rhinestones.

Ok, thats my scrap stash blitz for ya! I want to make a habit of using up my stash. My poor drawers are stuffed full and need some relief! Maybe I will have another blitz soon. Have a great evening. This weekend is full of halloween fun for us. What are you up to? Hope you have a great weekend too!
Happy Crafting!

Oct 21, 2010


We are getting closer to Halloween here folks! I just wanted to pop in and share a bit of a card with you. This is using all Pink Persimmon Stamps:

The background is a mix of Vintage Pumpkins and the starburst image from Flower Garden. The jumping pumpkin is also from Vintage Pumpkins colored in with some Copics. The Alphas are from the Carnival Alpha set.

I just finished watching Babies. It was cute and funny and delightful! However, I do feel for those babies that are tethered to the bed and who play in the dirt all day. Although its a testament to the fact that you don't need a ton of toys! Check it out if you haven't seen it yet. So cute. I guess that means it's time for bed now right? The morning comes early in this house (and in every house, to be sure) and this cranky lady needs some sleep so she can be nice ; ) Thanks for stopping by. Nighty Night!

Oct 15, 2010

Cardabilities #13

Hey there! Today is the start of a new Cardabilities term. I am so excited to be staying on for the next term, so lets get started! #13:

Here is my take on the sketch:
I decided to off-set it a bit. This Lawn Fawn set comes with the curly cue stamp that is actually straight but I curved it around the circle instead of adding any scallops like the sketch. I also added a bit of pink color to the spools of thread for the background and if you look close you can see some embossed polka dots. Added some felt ric-rac and polka ribbon.

That's all for me today. I have come down with a cold and don't feel to well, but will still be posting a few times here this week. Hope all is well with you!!

Oct 11, 2010

It's a "Framed" Christmas

Good evening folks! Tonight I am sharing some Christmas cards. I have been starting to think about what I want to do this year. A few criteria... easy to mass produce, FLAT, and fun to look at. I figured if I don't start now, I really won't get them all done in time. I am not a big fan of mass production, nor a fan of flat cards ; ) so I need to really find something I love. This first one I do really like:

I think it should be stamped on white though. I think the colors will pop better. I like the color combo on this. Not your regular holiday colors. But it wouldn't be easy to reproduce. You have to concentrate to keep everything super straight, and I think my patience would run thin. So maybe only a few like this and then I will move on.

Second sample:
ugh... really really UGH! I actually hate looking at this card. blech... It doesn't help that you can't see the glitter on the snowflakes. The glitter makes it a bit more bearable, but most of it has rubbed off since it only dawned on me to add the glitter once the ink had partially dried. I think this would be a good man-card right? totally manly ; )

Sample 3:
Now I am liking this one, and its pretty easy to pull off. You can't see the glitter that I added to the berries, but I think I would do them with red rhinestones instead. It will really help it sing. And I would do a black frame/sentiment instead of brown and maybe on white paper? Or, this one needs some distressing or inking around the edges to make it a bit more home-y to match up with the cream paper. That might help it.

Anyway. This has been a talk through for my own sake as maybe you can tell! It's been a bit since I have sat down and created without a deadline, or requirement attached, and I think I am a bit rusty! I hope to get some more crafting in soon. How about you? Are you crafting? I hope so!

thanks for stopping in tonight. Have a good one!

Oct 2, 2010

Hey Dude

Hey there. whew, it's been a loooooong week for some reason. I am feeling super drained from kids and bedtimes and food fights and toy messes. I think I am ready for a weekend where I can leave these kids with their dad for the day! So a little dude-ness to get your weekend started right:

I just love love love this image! I also really love the font style. That Kim Hughes... she really knows how to put a smile on your face right?! This one is made with Clear Cardstock from Short Cuts (who I think are not around anymore? can anyone out there verify? I couldn't find their website)

A bit of orange Copic action and some T1 outlined around the image to help with dimension.
Here is more dude-ness with some green monsters. I love this image too. It's all around a great set. So glad I snagged it! (took me long enough ; ) Ok. so I am trying to breathe deep now. Trying to not feel like this week was a total failure. At least I got some crafting done right?! Ok... Onto the weekend!! On to OCTOBER!!! Hope you have a great one!!

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