Monday, February 28, 2011

{ CR84FN Color Challenge 17 and The Sweet Stop Sketch 97 }

I received such a warm welcome for my last CR84FN challenge that I wanted to participate again. Another beautiful color combination CR84FN 17: Light pink, Dark pink, Chartreuse. I received a box of new goodies the other day and the colors were perfect for this challenge. 

The paper is from the new My Mind's Eye Collection Stella and Rose and I added a little green piece from Echo Park. The beautiful doilies and the strip at the bottom are new stamps from My Mind's Eye.

I stamped two different doilies in pink and grey ink and cut them out. I adhered them to the card with foam adhesive. The middle is adorned with Tinkled Pink Audrey Rose collection from Prima Marketing.
I added ribbon, buttons and this adorable pennant from Elle's Studio new collection.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

Friday, February 25, 2011

{ Technique Tuesday SCS #321 sketch challenge }

I wanted to share a card I made using new Technique Tuesday stamp set called Love Always Wins by Ali Edwards. I used SCS sketch #321. All the new stamps are available for order and are shipping.
I stamped Technique Tuesday chip tiles with a script background stamp from Verbose. I stamped various love sentiments from the Love Always Wins set. The heart and Love is cut out and adhered with dimensional adhesive.   

I made these little sketch books after I saw a blog post by Kristina Werner. She makes them all the time and has downloads on her blog for the inside pages. They are so easy to make. 
I have notebooks filled with sketches that I have made/collected over the years and I thought I would give this little book a try. 
I used my secret stash of my favorite papers from Basic Grey. Do you recognize them? Romani Collection. The rub-ons and letter stickers are from my old stash, too.

I made this mason jar pincushion after I saw this post by Debra Collins. No sewing needed. I had this large mason jar left over from Christmas and it was perfect for my floss storage and my pins and needles. 

Have you made anything lately? Share!
Have a great weekend.

Monday, February 21, 2011

{ Mojo Monday 179 and CR84FN16 }

I fell in love with this color combination at CR84FN: Light Pink, Medium Violet and Grey. I used Core'dination white wash cardstock with Jelly Cupboard core. I embossed the cardstock with Cuttlebug embossing folder and then I sanded, lightly, over the top to reveal the core color.

I used Elle's Studio tags that I sprayed with Concrete Shimmerz Spritz. The Martha Stewart die cut and the Prima flower are sprayed with Concrete Shimmerz Spritz, as well. I added a little crepe paper ruffle under the die cut. 
I used Mojo Monday 179 sketch for the card.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

{ Technique Tuesday SCS sketch challenge }

I wanted to share a card I made using new Technique Tuesday stamp set called Mon Ami Paris. I used SCS sketch #320. I just love how it turned out. I am using a mix of patterned papers here: Crate Paper and My Mind's Eye. I painted the edges with Jenni Bowlin Malted Milk paint. Love that stuff.

I stamped the Fleur De Lis flourish repeatedly over the yellow patterned paper. I stamped the Eiffel Tour on the same yellow patterned paper and cut it out. 

The pearls and jewels are from Prima and so is the little flower. The ribbon is from my stash.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

{ Impression Obsession DT challenge - It's a cupcake kind of day }

Hello and welcome to another Impression Obsession DT challenge. We have challenges every other week - DETAILS HERE - if you play you could win a $25 gift certificate to the Impression Obsession store.

Here is my card! I used Jen's February Sketch For You to Try.

My main image is this yummy cupcake platter that I stamped on cardstock. I colored the image with watercolor paints, cut out and adhered to this journaling card with dimensional adhesive. The clear stamp set is called Cupcake MC181. The sentiment is from Create-a-Cupcake CL228 stamp set. Both sets have the same sentiment, but I needed something across the top in a single line.

For he side strip I used Cover-a-card Splatter CC059 red rubber stamp and Glimmer Mist.

I hope you'll take the time to visit the other designer's blogs for inspiration!

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

Monday, February 14, 2011

{ February Build-a-page and Happy Valentine's Day }

Here is my layout based on the beautiful sketch!!! I used one of our new 8x8 masks (see supplies below) to create the frame using SWAK Glimmer Mist. I stamped the large heart on our new Mistable canvas with paint and cut it out. I stitched the heart to the patterned paper.  Dollhouse collection Molly flowers fit the colors perfectly. 

Enchanted Sweet Fairy – 842970
Canvas – 549800
Heart stamp – 921156
Alphabet – 544324
Pebbles – 545932
Aire Collection (small pink flowers) – 549565
SIIC – 544560
Dollhouse Collection Molly (flowers) – 548223
Mask – 545598
Annalee notecard – 541989

Celebrate the love with our sweet Build-A-Page sketch all set up with a gorgeous heart, three precious framed photo areas, as well as embellishment areas and a journaling spot (write all around the frame!)

Send your Prima-based Project  to us by February 28th, 2011, for a chance to win some amazing Prima products. Send projects Please include "BAP February" in the subject line.

I made this card for our Prima Valentine's Day blog post.  I stamped a little border at the top, die cut some hearts and stitched them to the card, tucked little jewels and pearls and added ribbon and lace. "Love" is my own handwriting that I wrote with a black pen on cardstock and cut out.

Pink Apron Sparkling Spring - 842659
Fairy Notes Sweet Fairy - 843076
SIIC - 544546
SIIC 12" - 544430
Annalee notecard - 541989
Lace - 545406
Clear stamp – 545017

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

{ Celebrate with Jack and Jill - new Prima, The De Soie Collection flowers, The Arcadia Collection flowers, Cabachon flowers and lace }

I think I am a little behind sharing all my projects with all the beautiful new Prima collections and flowers.

Hush - altered door hanger

Pink Apron - Sparkling Spring - 842659
Fairy Notes - Sweet Fairy - 843076
Birdsong Collection Script - 547165 (bird)
Vintage Trinket - 930004
Rub-on Celebrate - 545291
Aire Collection flowers - 549565 
De Soie Collection Flowershop - 546632
Alpha stickers - 544324

Thanks card

Reflections Reflections - 842253
Chipboard journaling sticker Reflections - 545826
Arcadia Collection Violaceous - 546304
SIIC - 544263
Vintage Trinkets – 930004


Meme - Sparkling Spring - 842642
Spun Sugar - Sparkling Spring - 842703
Frou Frou - Sparkling Spring - 842697
Berry Fresh - Sparkling Spring - 842710
Gianna Collection Sparkling – 548438
Flower Sculture Donna Downey – 920951 
SIIC (12") – 544430
De Soie Collection Flowershop – 546632
Alpha – 537432 

Spring Tide - Madeline - 842475
Parfait - Madeline - 842468
Essentials 10 Fairy flowers - 549268
SIIC (12") - 544478
Sculture Flowers - 920975
Chipboard journaling sticker - 545826
Alpha – 541774

There are some wonderful photos of Prima booth at CHA on Prima blog HERE and HERE.
Photos of some of my projects at the booth.

**ETA: the original Expecting you layout I posted in my previous Prima post HERE.



You can see more photos on Flickr.

Monday, February 07, 2011

{ Technique Tuesday red and pink challenge }

Here is a little card I made for a challenge that is posted on  Technique Tuesday board at Splitcoast, red and pink. You have until February 18th to complete the challenge...and there is Prize...a new stamp set called Sweet Somethings. You can use any stamps that you want.
The color inspiration came from Embellish Color Trends Challenge.

 I used a new set by Ali Edwards called Love Always Wins. I stamped the little hearts on cardstock and cut them out. I adhered them on the little doily that I cut out of patterned paper. The box sentiment is cut out with decorative edge scissors. I haven't used those in a long time. I sprayed my seam binding with SWAK Glimmer Mist to match the card background. 

I added little green Prima flower to the bow with a heart pin and a button. I used Martha Stewart twine to tie the cut out sentiment to the bow.

I hope you will join us for the challenge. 
You can see all the new stamps at Technique Tuesday.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

{ Papertrey Ink Tag Download Challenge }

Papertrey Ink is celebrating their 4 year anniversary and today there is a free PTI Anniversary Tag Download  and a challenge to create a project.  Here is my card using Melissa Bickford's tag.

I opened my images in Adobe Photoshop and copied this image five times on a new page. I removed the writing from four of the images for printing. I cut the images out and created a little scalloped border and used the main image for the center. I colored the cloud polka dots with yellow marker and the rainbow with watercolor. I used Chai ink and PTI buttons. The papers are from October Afternoon and My Mind's Eye. I added a little border at the top from Sassafras Lass.

In other news...we had some record braking freezing temperatures all week. Ice on the road since Tuesday and then we got snowed in on Friday. We couldn't leave the house. It was a mess out there but we did get to play in the snow and Alex had so much fun!