Wednesday, July 29, 2009

{ Keep In Touch, Project 365 - week 30 }

Kelly asked me to be a guest designer this month at Keep in Touch Card Shop. This kit is filled with vintage goodies and new paper from October Afternoon and I love it. Here are some cards I created with the kit. More creations can be found on Kelly's blog.

Project 365 - week 30

7.20 - eating another popsicle. Are there any popsicles that don't stain? He looked like a little vampire after he was done. 7.21 - water park with friends. 7.22 - Michael's shopping. He loves to rearrange the stuff on the shelves. 7.23 - eating chicken with chopsticks. 7.24 - at the park. 7.25 - he was not having a good day, but we did manage to go outside for a walk. 7.26 - feeling much better today.

***Who is still doing project 365?

*Don't forget to check out the August kit at the Nook and the fun contest.

{ August kit at the Nook }

August kit is ready and shipping now. Get yours for $28 because they are going fast...membership details can be found here. The August kit will be perfect for a new contest going on at My Scrapbook Nook. STRUT YOUR SCRAP CONTEST Between July 26th and August 15th, you have the opportunity to win a $75 Nook gift certificate- AND to send a friend a free kit! Read about the details here.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

{ Papertrey Ink Blog Hop - July }

The challenge: your twist on anything text integrated into a fun project! Cut it, punch it, tear it, distress it, paint it, ink it, brayer it, stamp it, stitch it, layer it. Use it as a background, border or a focal point. Use several text styles on one project or just focus on a single look. Try a technique layered on top of text like emboss resist or watercoloring. You could even run it through an embossing folder. Most of all, have fun and experiment! Branch out and try something new! We look forward to seeing all of your fabulous creations! I used this newspaper print patterned paper by October Afternoon, Norm's News from Hometown collection, to make the umbrella, flower and the border. I stamped the umbrella on polka dot paper and then the newsprint. I cut each section out and distressed it. The flower is layered with patterned paper and tissue paper, distressed and sprayed with Glimmer Mist. Here is a close up of the flower. Supplies: Papertrey Ink cardstock, patterned paper, buttons and stamps (Scattered Showers). October Afternoon patterned paper, Glimmer Mist, tissue paper, Fiskars border punch.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

{ My Etsy, Impression Obsession New Stamps - CHA sneak peek, Project 365 - week 29 }

I made my fist sale last week!!! I was so excited! One big thank you goes out to my sweet customer in Somerville! My store (right side bar) is still new and I will add more stuff as time goes by. If there is anything that you see and want, and it's not in the store, let me know.

I was frantically working late into the night on some cards that needed to go out ASAP. The cards are on their way to CHA, now, but I packed them up and shipped them. After they were gone I remembered that I didn't take photos of the last three cards. I was so bummed. Thanks to my friends at Impression Obsession I am able to show them, well, one for now. I stamped Tall Trees (F2343) on patterned paper and cut them out. The background is stamped with our NEW Cover-a-Card™ stamp, Tapestry (CC025). There are 26 backgrounds to choose from. The Clingable™ stamp measures 5.75" x 5.75". It covers an entire A2 card, horizontally and vertically. I used VersaMark and Iridescent embossing powder for the background. The sentiment is from Christmas Sentiments set (CL44).

The new stamps will be available August 1.

Project 365 - week 29.

7.13 - here is Alex after his bath, playing with flash cards. He recognizes most of the "first words" cards. When you ask him he will point to the right card. 7.14 - this was day #7 with temperature over 100. Most of this week was spent indoors. We did go out to splash in the water, but only around 7pm. 7.15 - funny thing, as I look at these photos...Alex spends most of his time in pajamas around the house! He found my wallet and was ready to shop for some clothes, other than pajamas.7.16 - getting ready to go to the doctor, daddy was not feeling well. Alex wants to brush his (2) teeth with a big toothbrush. He does have 4 teeth now, others coming in any day. 7.17 - mommy loves to buy fun things, like this bubble machine, but they don't always work as promised. 7.18 - Dinner with the boys after a stamp show (without the boys). I thought this one was cute of Alex walking to the car after dinner.7.19 - Alex taking a little break.

I hope you are having a great Wednesday! I will be able to share some fun stuff soon. Here is a little peek.

Monday, July 20, 2009

{ Caardvarks: Creative Cuts and More }

Creative Cuts and More is our sponsor at Caardvarks. The Challenge: create a NEW BRIDAL or BABY shower themed card or altered item. You have until August 3 to post your cards HERE.

I created a card and a flower centerpiece basket. The card is a Dress Window card. I used EK Success border punch for the bottom of the card front. I adhered patterned paper on the inside flap so that is shows through the window, as a dress, and at the bottom. All the flowers are stamped with a stamp from Solid Florals (CL124) by Impression Obsession. I used a glue pad to stamp on the flowers and then I sprinkled Pink Paislee glitter. It looks like pink sugar. The flowers are layered with one acetate flower and one cardstock flower. I added a circle patterned paper in between and a button on top. The stems are lollipop sticks tucked in flower foam. This is a Dress Box. I added some ribbon and a tissue flower, that I made. This Gate Fold Crescent card is covered with patterned paper and then I added little glitter. This favor box is actually a Cake Slice Box. I made it to match the invitation.
What do you think of my tissue flowers?
Please visit Caardvarks for complete challenge details and even more eye candy from the Creative Cuts & More Diecut Divas and Caardvarks Crew. Check out the Caardvarks: Creative Cuts Flickr Gallery for even more inspiration!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

{ Impression Obsession DT challenge #24 - Christmas in July, Project 365 - week 28 }

The challenge is perfect this week since we are blog hopping and showing off new Impression Obsession stamps. You can see the complete list of events on the Impression Obsession blog. For my card I wanted to use my new Large Dots (CC007) stamp. Remember, these stamps are 5.75" x 5.75". I used Versamark and white embossing powder. I only cut a strip to fit my card. I stamped Tall Trees (F2343) on cardstock and used large scalloped punch to punch out a section. I added little glitter to the trees and a little Holiday Cheer (A5516). I hope you'll take the time to visit the other designers' blogs for inspiration! Deborah, Dina, Laura, Jeanne, Jenny, Julie, Shirley, Kelli, Tina, and Kathy Menzies - guest designer.

***Dina is giving away Impression Obsession stamps weekly, make sure you stop by her blog.

***Would you like to see your card featured on the Impression Obsession blog? Make a card for the challenge using Impression Obsession images and email it to Shirley. Every week, cards will be selected to showcase on the Impression Obsession blog!!!

Project 365 - week 28.

7.6 - I wanted to make a note of his favorite books at the moment. This is one of them. 7.7 - just came back from the park - hot, hot, hot! Trying to cool off. 7.8 - I took Alex out for his first ice cream experience! 7.9 - he is examining the new clock for his room. We went to Ikea to buy some storage containers for his closet. 7.10 - we officially flipped the seat forward on Wednesday, but this is the first photo. He really likes it. 7.11 - I bought the toilet seat for him. I have a ton of photos of him sitting on it being silly, but I will put that in the actual album. So far he likes it and he went pee pee in the potty! 7.12 - examining his new storage that daddy put together.

Monday, July 13, 2009

{ Impression Obsession New Stamps - CHA sneak peek}

A huge box of new stamps arrived last week from Impression Obsession. Since CHA is in couple of weeks the DT decided we would show you some of the new releases this week. Make sure you check out Julie's blog to see what stamp she is showing off today.

For my card I used Sm. Tree Border (E8293). I stamped the trees on cardstock and cut them out. I only got detailed around the edges of the trees. I added some sparkly glitter to the trees so that it looks like snow. The background is stamped with our NEW Cover-a-Card™ stamp, Dots (CC003). There are 26 backgrounds to choose from. The Clingable™ stamp measures 5.75" x 5.75". It covers an entire A2 card, horizontally and vertically. How awesome is that?! I am in love with these backgrounds. I didn't have to line anything up or stamp over and over...I stamped once. The sentiment is from Express Yourself (WP22) stamp set.

How do you stamp with a big stamp like that?

Our innovative new acrylic stamp handle is a full 6" x 6" to handle nearly any size image. It features an easy-to-hold handle that you won't drop onto your paper accidentally. A slightly curved surface transfers pressure to only part of the stamp at a time, ensuring a crisp and clean impression every time. Use the Mega Mount™ with our Clingable™ stamps, our clear stamps, our new Cover-a-Card™ background stamps or any other large stamps you have.

Check out Impression Obsession blog for more details. Check the blog daily for sneak peeks all week long.

Coming up:

My project 365 photos and some more good news :)

Thursday, Impression Obsession DT challenge.