Krafty Wedding

February.6.2010

I bought this pack of Life Stories paper from My Mind’s Eye months ago.

I was just waiting for a special opportunity to use it.

When I heard about this challenge on the Caardvarks blog I tried to think of something that would be a little bit different.

I thought this kraft/pale blue combination would be perfect.

Something unique yet elegant.

This is what I came up with.

All paper is by My Mind’s Eye.

Around the Page punch is Topiary by Martha Stewart.

Stamp by Lizzie Anne Designs.

I <3 Papertrey

February.5.2010

Have you been following along with the Papertrey Ink birthday celebrations?

They have been giving away some awesome prizes.

So generous!

For the contest today you had to make a card using the emboss resist technique.

This is the first time I’ve tried it.

I don’t think it turned out too bad.

I really wanted a blue ink that would cover the brown that I stamped the Distressed Music stamp (by Unity Stamp Co.) with.

I used a distress ink by Tim Holtz, but it didn’t cover it to my liking.

I didn’t have time to try something else, so that just has to do.

I actually started my sewing machine up tonight.

Kind of disappointed that you can hardly see it on the card.

Where am I?

November.20.2009

Little blog, I’ve been neglecting you.  Just so you know, I’ve been thinking of you.  Here’s a card:

Guess Whoo

Forgive me if I’m wrong, but I believe all the stamps used on this card are by Studio G.  You have to see the inside too!

Guess Whoo 2

 

 

Random thought for the day:  Nothing stinks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.

I made this card several nights ago.

It struck me that something was wrong with it, but I didn’t know what.

Hmmm….

 

 

 

 

Silly Turkey

 

 

 

My turkey breast has nipples!

Oh my!

 

 

I have a card to share this week!  I even used paper piecing!  This was my first time doing the whole paper piecing thing.  Really quite fun.  Oh, and I sewed on this card!  Wow, I’m impressing myself. 😉

Pink Pinwheel

Unity Love (Project #02)

October.27.2009

I noticed I haven’t been using my Unity stamps too much lately.  So over the weekend I decided to give them some love. 

Happy

All the paper on this card is from American Crafts.  Oh yeah, the ribbon is too!  I’ll show you a close up of the stamped images.  For the sentiment I used my Martha Stewart Glitter Markers to actually color the word “happy” on the stamp and then stamped it again on white cardstock and drew some shadow lines with my black gel pen.  I then popped this up from the original black stamped (Memento Tuxedo Black) sentiment.

Happy Glitter

I just love that shimmer!

Did I tell you all that I challenged myself to make 25 projects before I buy any new product?  Well this is project #02 toward that goal.  The first one was the LAD challenge card I shared over the weekend.  I am seriously going to work hard to make that many projects before I spend money.  I am tempted by the Michael’s store that is close by every day!

Christmas Flower

October.19.2009

Here’s a little card I made a couple of weeks ago:

Christmas Flower

Christmas Flower

I started this card by stamping the flourish from the Fancy Pants Fresh Mod Set.  I highlighted the ends with a little bit of green Martha Stewart Glitter Marker.  I wanted to add some texture to the flower so I stamped this Autumn Leaves flower stamp three times on pattern paper and used a little adhesive to stick them together.  I put a dab of Distress Stickles in the middle of the flower to accent it a little.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Inks.  Then I doodled around the outside of the stamped area.  I can’t remember where the card base is from (sorry!)

Christmas Flower Close-up

Christmas Flower Close-up