Thursday, April 28, 2011

{ 30 days of stamping }

30 days of stamping and cardmaking going on at Two Peas in a Bucket with fun challenges and prizes. Since I love stamps I participated in some of the activities.
Here is a layout I made for a challenge by Nichol Magouirk to use stamped journaling on a layout. I haven't made a 8.5" x 11" since I started scrapbooking many years ago. I made this one, loved it and I haven't stopped. I will share more soon.

I am using new stamps from Technique Tuesday: Ordinary Days by Ali Edwards, Let's Call it a Date. I stamped "today" form Ordinary Days on the bottom of my ledger patterned paper. I added another "today" at the top of the page that I stamped and cut out.  The other large stamp "Wonderfully ordinary Average Day" is stamped on one of Elle's Studio new tags.

I used Studio Calico and My Mind's Eye patterned paper, Making Memories butterflies, Elle's Studio tags, 7gypseis tape and Martha Stewart twine.
I love the little date stamp set, Let's Call it a Date...super cute!

I haven't decided if I will wake up early to watch the Royal Wedding. I set the DVR just in case. What are your plans? 
Have a great night.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

{ CR84FN Color Challenge 25 and Card Patterns sketch 112 with a card video }

Happy Tuesday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I made a card for CR84FN Color Challenge 25: Red, Aqua and white, and Card Patterns sketch 112. As a bonus, I created a video about how I made the card. Let me know what you think. 

 View the video on YouTube here.

Clearsnap ink:
Clorbox Classic Pigment Cat's Eye Aqua
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Cat's Eye Lipstick Red
Papertrey Ink cardstock
Jillibean Soup journaling sprout
SEI heart diecut
SEI patterned paper 
EK Success border punch
JoAnn ribbon
Pom Pom
handmade crochet flower
Music: Kevin MacLeod

Let me know if you have any questions. Have a great day!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

{ Easter wishes }

I wanted to share a little card I made for Prima blog the other day. I cut little Jack and Jill from patterned paper, inked the edges and adhered them to the card with foam adhesive.  I love them.

  • Happy Easter Jill- Celebrate with Jack & Jill Paper– 842888
  • Happy Easter Jack -Celebrate with Jack & Jill Paper– 842864
  • Emily -Sparkling Spring Paper – 842666
  • Dollhouse Collection Classic – 548193
  • Sugarplum Roses - 543709
  • Clear stamp - Jack & Jill collection – 542023
  • Clear stamp - Melody collection– 544973
  • Alencon collection trim - 545482 

Photos of us from yesterday.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

{ Impression Obsession DT challenge - Do the Polka... dots, that is! }

Hello and welcome to another Impression Obsession DT challenge. Post a link to your creations on our challenge post at Impression Obsession blog. If you play you could win a $25 gift certificate to the Impression Obsession store.

I made a card using  CR84FN color challenge 24: Light blue, aqua and cream, and Card Patterns Sketch 111.

I used Thick Borders WP80 stamp for my background. I like the really big polka dots. I stamped the Silhouette 15 D5565 butterflies in light blue ink on cardstock that was stamped with Cover-a-card Large Dots CC007 from another project and cut them out. I added Prima flower and lace and a sentiment from All Occasion II CL307 stamp set.

I hope you'll take the time to visit the other designer's blogs for inspiration! 
***Don't forget to link your projects on Impression Obsession blog.

    Thick Borders WP80             Silhouette 15 D5565            All Occasion II CL307

    Sunday, April 17, 2011

    { Backstage and other Prima goodies }

    Here is a card I made for the Prima blog post using our new Backstage collection.

    • Celeste Backstage - 842079
    • Venue Backstage – 842109
    • Rub on Backstage – 545369
    • SIIC – 544263
    • Ribbon trim – 921552
    • Treasure Rae Rose- Georgia – 546885

    You can see more projects using this collection from the DT on the blog here.

    Here are some other projects I made for Prima.

    • Avondale Annalee – 841782
    • Annalee Notecard – 541989
    • Rossetti Rose Lola – 542351
    • Clear stamp – 542016
    • Say it in Crystals (Swirl with lace clear) 

    A layout I made for CHA Winter 2011

    • Open Sky – Melody – 842581
    • Dechire Collection flower-Dorea – 548681
    • Lovely Fabric Leaves – 547462
    • Spun Sugar – Sparkling Spring Paper– 842703
    • Beautima – Madeline Paper – 842383
    • Flowered Tendrils Pinck – 549091
    • SIIC – 544553
    • Vintage Trinkets – 930042
    • Mask – 545598
    • Chipboard Journaling Sticker Botanical coll. – 545857
    • Valenciennes Col- Laura – 547769 (12” ribbon)
    • Alpha stickers – 544324 

    Have a great Sunday!

    Wednesday, April 13, 2011

    { Prima Melody collection and Prima cards }

    I wanted to share some of the projects that were featured on Prima blog recently. The first one is a layout that I made for CHA using Melody collection papers.

    • Breeze  - Melody - 842505
    • Fairy Notes - Sweet Fairy - 843076
    • Spring Tide - Madeline - 842475
    • Summer Carnation II- Turkish Stone 549084 (turquoise vine)
    • SIIC - 544713
    • SIIC - 544614
    • De Soie Collection Flowershop – 546632 
    • Audrey Rose Collection Tinkled Pink – 546663 (soft pink roses)
    • Clear stamp - 545017
    • Clear stamp - 544973 (frame)
    • Alpha – 537401 

    This card uses Prima stamps that I love and the second one uses Madeline collection papers. 

    Pink Apron Sparkling Spring - 842659
    Fairy Notes Sweet Fairy - 843076
    Essentials 10 Fairy - 549268
    Clear stamp - 544973
    Clear stamp - 545017
    lace - 545406
    Pebble – 545932

    Ste. Marie Madeline - 842482
    Chipboard Journaling Sticker - 545826
    Vintage trinket - 930004
    SIIC - 544782
    Arcadian Collection Violaceous – 546304

    Have a great day.

    Sunday, April 10, 2011

    { CR84FN Color Challenge 23 and Card Patterns sketch 110}

    I look forward to Saturdays...the new color challenge is up at CR84FN and the new sketch is up at Card Patterns. The colors this week are: Light Pink, Black, Cream.
    Here is my card.

    I challenged myself to use some of the older stamps. One of the sets has never been used, Thick Borders WP80.  I stamped the scalloped border in black ink at the top and the bottom of the My Mind's Eye patterned paper. The pretty circle with the numbers is from Circle Calendar HS204 stamp set. It fits perfectly with the large Marvy Uchida scalloped punch. The sentiment is from Circle Greetings CL99.
    The edges are painted with Jenni Bowlin Malted Milk paint (my favorite). I added a beautiful Prima flower from the Arcadian collection.

    Stamps used:

    Click on the image for a larger view.

    Have a great week.

    Thursday, April 07, 2011

    { Impression Obsession DT challenge - Encouragement }

    Hello and welcome to another Impression Obsession DT challenge. Post a link to your creations on our challenge post at Impression Obsession blog. If you play you could win a $25 gift certificate to the Impression Obsession store.

    I made a card using  CR84FN color challenge 22: Kraft, Green and Brown (again), and Mojo Monday 185 sketch.

    The background is stamped with Butterfly Bliss CL171. Then I stamped the little flower from Life and Flowers CL250 stamp set. I decided to cut them out to create this little border on the bottom. I used Cover-a-card Splatter CC059 stamp for the white cardstock piece with the sentiment from All Occasion II CL307. The circle is from Circle Frames CL117 that I stamped on Kraft cardstock with brown ink and cut out. I stamped in again on white cardstock and only cut out the inner circle. The flower came from Cover-a-card Ornate Floral CC077 and then I added another little flower to the center. 

    I hope you'll take the time to visit the other designer's blogs for inspiration! 
    Don't forget to link your projects on Impression Obsession blog.

      Sunday, April 03, 2011

      { CR84FN Color Challenge 22 and Card Patterns sketch 109 }

      Happy Sunday night! I was sick all week and I am finally starting to feel better.
       Some new Technique Tuesday stamps arrived the other day and I just had to make a card. There is still time to participate in Technique Tuesday Use Your Newest challenge.

      For the background I used Borderline - Vintage Lace and I stamped the flower pattern with brown ink on white cardstock. I love it so much that I will have to do it again. I just stamped two different borders in a straight line down the cardstock. The green patterned paper is My Mind's Eye. I painted the Maya Road chipboard with Glimmer Glam by Tattered Angels called Espresso Bean. I am in love!! I received several different colors recently, but this was my first time using it. Covers the chipboard perfectly!
      American Crafts ribbon with a button and Martha Stewart twine and Prima flower.
      I stamped the sentiment from Kids Are Cool by Ali Edwards on white cardstock with brown ink. I cut it out and adhered it with foam adhesive.

      Have a great Monday!