Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Christmas Spirit Challenge #16

THE CHALLENGE: Song Inspired
HERE'S HOW TO PLAY: Make a creation that is inspired by your favorite Christmas carole. AS a kid I used to watch the TV show Frosty the Snowman every Christmas. Even today it isn't Christmas until you have watch Frosty the Snowman. I even made my son watch when he was small. I used the set from Flourishes called 'Warm Winter Wishes'. I used turquoise metallic paper for the base. I had some winter paper in my stash that I was going to use in scrapbook layout but decided to use it here. I think the papers were from Sandylion along time ago. I cut out the snowflakes from a Spellbinder die called 'Create a Snowflake Two' using white glitter paper and paper that I had on hand. I used white snowflake brads on hand from Making Memories for the middle. I stamped Snowman using Ranger's Black Archival ink on white shimmery paper using the following colors
 Pool Party, Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler and Bermuda Bay reinkers with a watercolor brush. I added liquid applique for the snow. I cut snowman using Spellbinders 'Label 20'. I attached this a mitten that I cut out using Spellbinders 'Nested Mittens'. I ran it thru a cuttlebug folder and mixed up a little Frosted White shimmery paint and Bermuda Bay reinker and colored the mitten. Attached white glitter paper for the cuff and color white ribbon using Bermuda Bay marker. Heat the ribbon so it would curl. I stamped saying using black crafter's ink and cut it out using Spellbinders 'Fancy Tags Two'. Sponged the edges using Island Indigo & Bermuda Bay ink pads.
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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Week # 76 - 'The Sweet Days of Summer'


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Hello shabby friends and welcome to another fun week of inspiration and creativity here in the Tea Room!  This week Char is our host and she has chosen the theme of 'Sweet Days of Summer' along with this gorgeous photo for inspiration ... 

and Char asks that we create a card or project with handmade flowers and the colors of pink, peach, green and neutrals! Here is my creation I used Stampin'Up Tea Time Simply Scrappin' papers plus Early Espresso for the base. I made the larger flower by using Stampin'Up 'Fun Flowers' Bigz L die using the Tea Time paper and the smaller die was cut out by using Donna Salazar 'Rose Creations' by Spellbinders. The sentiment is from the set called 'Field Flowers' and the frame was from the set called 'Frame it' and inside the frame was from the set called 'Forever Young'. All from Stampin'Up.



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Timeless Tuesday #132



Hi everyone! Time for another Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge!  Today’s challenge is all about your SENTIMENT!!  Flourishes has so many BEAUTIFUL quotes and sentiments in their stamp sets, so I thought it would be fun to showcase them!! Here is my take on using just a sentiment on my card. The sentiment is from the set called Butterflies & Blossoms. I used the paper from the Basic Grey collection called "Indian Summer" which came out last fall which I just love the colors rich & bold.
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Mojo Monday 205 and Basic Grey Challenge 51-Anything Goes...

Welcome to another week of Mojo Monday!  This week we've got a fun sketch by Maria Gurnsey to start your week off.   Mix up some fun borders, or keep it simple if you prefer. Here is my sketch for Mojo Monday 205 and I also entered in the Basic Grey Challenge 51- Anything Goes. For my papers I used Basic Black for the card base and used Basic Grey's Indian Summer for the rest. I love these papers for the fall.




















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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

JustRite Friday Challenge #056: Shaped Holiday Card or Tag

So this JustRite Friday Challenge #056 is to make a SHAPED Holiday card or tag . . . something other than a standard rectangle or square! Here is my creation for JustRite Friday Challenge. I will be back tomorrow with more details.Pin It Now!
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Sunday, August 21, 2011

My Mind's Eye Blog Challenge 26: Layout


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The challenge:
 Design a layout based on this fabulous sketch and use “Anything Goes” as your theme (by Anam Stubbington). That means the theme is your choice! 
Use ANY My Mind’s Eye products (current or past) as long as your project has at least 80% My Mind’s Eye products. I don't have a lot of My Mind's Eye product but I do have some of the Laundry Line "Natural" which I used in my layout.
I started out with a 12 X 12 bronze metallic cardstock. I took another piece of 12 X 12 white paper and cut it down 11 3/4" X 11 3/4". I had all these different color washes from various companies that I hardly ever use so I decided to use them in this layout. I used Tattered Leather, Olive Vine, Winter Pine and Pinecone Glimmer Mist all by Tattered Angels. I  laid a large & small flourish stencils by same company on the white paper & just started spraying until I got the desired affect. I also sprayed 2 paper doilies and white flowers (Petaloo) with Olive Vine, Winter Pine and Pinecone Glimmer Mist. Then I iron the paper and flowers using a hot iron with no steam. Then I tore the paper so I could show another paper (Natural 'Embark' Grass Stained Dots) underneath. I cut a piece of paper from Natural 'Aspire' Grow Up Spots paper 6" X 11" edge the paper with Early Espresso Stampin'Up marker. Then I cut a piece of  brown glitter paper 4 1/2" X 9" and then cut Natural 'My Boy' Lined Up paper 4" X 10". Then I place my photo of my son on top. I cut out photo corners using Natural 'Embark' Grass Stained Dots and Brown Diamonds paper (flocked) and attached using foam dots. I then used Maya Arts lace ribbon and on top of that I used Natural 'Embark' chipboard borders plus the ribbon from Natural 'My Boy' trim. I used the rub-on from Natural 'Embark' on my layout in the right hand corners and on the striped paper. For the title I used the rub-on from Natural 'Strength' and cut it out using a Sizzix die. I used Tim Holtz's rosette and the mini rosette to make the flowers using Natural 'My Boy' Lined Up paper and Natural 'Embark' Grass Stained Dots paper. I added brads from the collection Lost & Found Portobello road 'Buddies'. I used a green flower and little white flower from Prima Marketing. Then I used a bronze Viva Decor Pearl pens for pearl flourishes on my layout.



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Saturday, August 20, 2011

My Mind's Eye Blog Challenge 26: Card Sketch




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The challenge: Design a card based on this fabulous sketch and use “Anything Goes” as your theme (by Anam Stubbington).  That means the theme is your choice! Here is my take on the sketch provided. Finished card size is 5" X 7". I started out with Chocolate Chip paper next I layered Natural "Strength" Masculine Print paper on top. I took 2 paper doilies from Little Yellow Bicycle and sprayed them using Spring Mint for one and Tattered Leather for the other using Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels. I cut out the tags using Spellbinders "Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles Lg and using the following papers; "Lush Brown Diamond Paper", Natural 'Embark' Wild Ferns Paper, Natural 'Encourage' Proud Print Paper by My Mind's Eye, Brown and Light Green Glitter Paper by American Crafts. I added ribbon from the collection called Natural "My Boy" Trim by My Mind's Eye to each tag. I adhered each doily as shown then added the 2 tags using foam tape. Then I used the scallop chipboard from the Natural "Embark" Chipboard border by My Mind's Eye. I cut out the tag using Spellbinders 'Fancy Tag 1' using brown Bazzill bling. I stamped saying 'With Love' from the set called Hand-Penned Holidays by Stampin'Up using black pigment ink by Clearsnap and embossing using black detail EP by Ranger on to Presto Paper by Stampin'Up. I then colored the paper by using Beach Glass Vivid dye ink and Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk all by Clearsnap to reveal the resist. Add basic pearls by Kaisercraft as shown. I cut a rosette using Tim Holtz 'Mini Rosette' using Stampin'Up Mocha Morning Specialty papers and added a brad from the Lost & Found collection called Portobello Road Buddie Brads by My Mind's Eye. I added 2 basic pearl flourishes by Michael's and attached as shown.
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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge - this weeks challenge: Add a Tag














This weeks challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs was to add a Tag but
we don't want to see just a tag, we want to see a tag added to your card or 3d project. So here is my card, I used a diagonal double pocket card that I found directions on Splitcoaststampers with a twist I made it into a card.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/diagonal_double_pocket_card/
I used the newest BoBunny Collection called "Father Christmas" for all my paper needs. After cutting out my paper and scoring I added mats to all areas to add dimension. I cut out 2 tags using Sizzix Super Scallop tag using cardboard that I had lying around then I cut out paper to adhere it to the cardboard. I stamped the Poinsettia corner twice using Ranger's Black Archival ink from the set Luke 2:11 by ODBD on Shimmery White paper by Stampin'Up. I colored the images using a watercolor brush and dye reinkers in the following colors; Certain Celery, Cherry Cobbler and So Saffron all by Stampin'Up. I added gold stickles by Ranger for the center. I did the same for the Poinsettia from the set called 'Blessed Christmas' from Our Daily Bread Designs. I then cut it out using the Poinsettia die by ODBD. I used this for the inside of my card.
I stamped sentiment using Ranger's Archival black ink onto Shimmery White from the set called 'Christmas Verses' by Our Daily Bread Designs. I cut this out using Spellbinder's Label 13 and used it to cut out a green mat as well. This I used for the inside of my card. The stripe card I used the saying from the same set called 'Christmas Verses' by ODBD using Ranger's Archival black ink onto Shimmery White.I cut it out using Spellbinder's Label 18 and a green mat. I added the Poinsettia corner using pop up dots as shown. I then added Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin ribbon along with Always Artichoke Seam Binding. The red tag I used the saying from the same set called 'Luke 2:11' by ODBD using Ranger's Archival black ink onto Shimmery White cutting it out using Spellbinder's Label 5 and a red mat using the same die.  I added the Poinsettia corner using pop up dots as shown. I added Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin ribbon along with ribbon from Maya Arts. For the front of the card I used a Spellbinder's Fancy Tags 2 cut it out using red glitter paper and then stamped saying from the set called 'Ornaments' by ODBD using Ranger's Archival black ink onto Shimmery White. Trace the middle so I could mat it onto the red glitter tag. Added a BoBunny piece of chipboard as shown.

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Week #73 - 'Mix and Match'


Here is my take on the Mix and Match you were to use THREE DIFFERENT PATTERNED PAPERS in your design - manufactured or make your own for your card or project.
I used Soft Suede as the base and I used 3 different  pattern papers from Stampin'Up called Beau Chateau DSP that just came out in July in the new catalogue.  I used pink paper on top of the Soft Suede base. Then I   cut 2 more pieces from the same collection layered them side by side then I cut some more paper using the Lattice die by Stampin'Up. I then cut out the Elegant Flourishes by Tim Holtz using light blue glitter paper.  I sprayed a paper doily using Tattered Angels mist called Vintage Pink and Blue. The cut out a doily from Marina Mist paper using Die-namtics 'Dainty Doily Duo' Then I stamped the frame using Soft Suede classic ink from the set called 'Frame it' by Stampin'Up on piece of Beau Chateau paper, then I stamped a small frame using Marina Mist inside the bigger frame. Inside that I used silhouette  stamp from 'Forever Young' using Soft Suede ink as shown. I cut out the scallop envelop from Stampin'Up using brown/pink paper and stamped 'Create' plus Frame from the set Creative Elements using Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette  and Soft Suede markers on top of  I lay this on pink metallic paper and cut out leaving a little halo. Add flowers where shown.Pin It Now!
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Friday, August 5, 2011

Mojo Monday 202 - CONTEST

Here is my take on the Mojo Sketch provided. I started out using bronze metallic paper for the base. I used 3 different papers from Stampin'Up  new Specialty Paper called 'Mocha Morning' which just came out this July. I cut one the papers which is basic black which has flocked flourishes on it and cut it out using Spellbinders Exclusive Heartfelt Creations die called Decorative Lace Border Die.I layered this on gold glitter paper then wrapped a gold mesh from Maya Arts and  used Early Espresso 3/8th Quilted satin Ribbon on top of that. I cut out the pennants using Stampin'Up new Pennants Builder punch out of red glitter paper and basic black flocked paper. I cut the biggest circle using Spellbinders Parisian Motifs using Laser Gold Glossy Lustre by Paper Temptress. Then I cut out the next circle using Spellbinders 'Lacey Circles' using black metallic paper layer on top with brown glitter paper punch out using largest scallop punch by Stampin'Up. Stamped sentiment on brown and white swirl paper from Mocha Morning  using the set from Love Story by Verve using black crafter's ink and emboss using Ranger's detail black EP. Cut it out using the smallest scallop punch by Stampin'Up.Pin It Now!
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

ODBDSLC70 Sketch

This weeks challenge: 
Create a card or project using the sketch with a twist. The twist is you can use any center panel shape you would like in the center.

Here is my take on the sketch provided. The finished size of the card is 6"X 6". I used Soft Suede as the base of my card. I took a piece of black metallic paper and cut it out using Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities
 'Labels One' thru my Big Shot Pro. I then ran it thru twice using Stampin'Up 'Square Lattice' embossing folder because I couldn't fit all of  it thru one pass. I applied Champagne Mist shimmer paint by Stampin'Up to add some bling and than swipe Soft Suede ink over top to tone down some of the gold paint. I then cut out 9 squares using Spellbinders 'Labels Three' using Stampin'Up Specialty Paper called 'Mocha Morning' that just came out this July (3 of each design). I then cut out 10 flowers from Spellbinders 'Floral Dolly Accents' using Laser Gold Glossy Lustre by Paper Temptress. In the middle I used Antique Brads or Neutral Glimmer Brads by Stampin'Up. The center was cut out using black metallic paper and the Die-namics Dainty Doily die. Then I cut out circle motifs using the Renaissance Heart Pendants by Spellbinders using one of the papers from Stampin'Up Specialty Paper called 'Mocha Morning'. I used one of the gold flowers that was left over and added a Antique brad in the center. I stamped Just for You from the set using the same name by Verve using black crafters ink and embossed using Ranger's detail black EP on Mocha Morning DSP using the Pendant die to cut it out.
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Monday, August 1, 2011

Timeless Tuesday #128


 Flourishes’ Christmas In July sale is going on for the entire week and all of Friends of Flourishes are showing their Christmas cards/projects for the challenge! Why don’t you bring out your Christmas stamps and be festive with us? It would be so fun and a great way to start this year’s Christmas cards! So here is my card, I started with red metallic paper then layered with blue metallic paper. I took a piece of Soft Suede paper from Stampin'Up and ran it thru a cuttlebug folder called 'Holly'. I then swipe over the embossed image using Soft Suede ink. I stamped the 'Christmas Music' by Flourishes on to Shimmery White paper by Stampin'Up using black crafter's ink and emboss using detail gold embossing powder. I then used Tim Holtz distress stains to color the Christmas Music background paper in the following colors; Vintage Photo, Wild Honey and Antique Linen. I again sprayed with Perfect Pearls mist using Pearl to add some bling. I stamped Dove & Holly set by Flourishes using black crafter's ink on to Shimmery White paper by Stampin'Up. Heat set the ink. Then I colored using Champagne Gold shimmery paint and drop of Pine Needles distress reinker for the leaves,  used Barn Door plus shimmery paint for the berries and Storm Sky with shimmery paint for the doves. I cut this image out leaving a halo around it. Added Cherry Cobbler seam binding for the ribbon and bow and 2 pearl flourishes from Reflections. Stamped sentiment from Christmas Music by Flourishes on to Country Charm Label which I stamped out on to Shimmery white paper using black crafter's ink and emboss using detail black embossing powder. Cut it out leaving a little halo and added 2 gold glitter brads from Stampin'Up.Pin It Now!
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