Friday, April 30, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #111

Happy Friday, my friends! It's time for Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge. Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:

I rotated the sketch 90 degrees counter-clock-wise. I used Fly Away from PTI as my focal point. This air plane is so cute and so handy for boy cards. I am not sure if this is a boy card though... More of an unisex card perhaps?

The sky is stamped using this fabulous stamp from Hero Arts and the argyle is stamped using PTI's A Little Argyle. It's a very fun background building set.

Well, that's all I have for now. Don't forget to check out what all the other members of the TESC Sketch Crew came up with for this sketch!! Here are the links:


Thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock, buttons, inks, scallop die: Papertrey Ink
stamps: Papertrey Ink (Fly Away, A Little Argyle), Hero Arts (Clouds)
markers: Copic
corner rounder: EK Success

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Amelia & Practicing Creativity

Finally! I couldn't remember when was the last time I made a card using any images from The Greeting Farm!!?? How did that happen? I know I should be spanked.

I used this super cute Amelia from the OA - Buddies set that sweet Kelly gave me. Isn't she so cute? I adore her! Thanks, girl! I had so much fun coloring her! =)

The patterned paper are from a free digital kit called Just About Me available at Design House Digital. The sweet sentiment is from this set by Hero Arts. I also added some Glossy Accents to the little heart.


I also have an exciting news to share with you. The lovely Courtney Baker has picked me as a design team member for her fabulous stamp company - Practicing Creativity Designs! I am thrilled and honored to work with Courtney and two other fabulous card maker/crafter - Dana and Paulina. Thank you so much for this opportunity, Courtney!! =) I will be sharing some cards made using Courtney's May release with you very soon, so stay tuned!

That's all for today. Have a happy Thursday! =)


Thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Classic Solar White
stamps: The Greeting Farm (Amelia), Hero Arts (sentiment)
digital kit: Just About Me by Sara Schmutz at Design House Digital
ink: Memento
markers: Copic
ribbon: Offray
punches: Martha Stewart (flowers), EK Success (corner rounder)
pearls: Recollections
dies: Spellbinders
die cutting machine: Cuttlebug
other: Glossy Accents

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

love is in the air

Hello my friends! I am here to share a couple of cards that I made using Boutique Cute Dolls' digital kit "Love is in the Air." Unfortunately, their website is experiencing technical difficulty. I'll come back with the links later.

This is just a very simple card made using the pretty patterned paper and elements from the Love Is In the Air kit. I love the botanical background and polka dots, so I decided to use them together. I stamped the bird image on the pink polka dot paper before I printed it out. I also printed an extra bird image, cut it out and attached it using some rolled up glue dots to add some dimension. The sentiment came with the bird and hearts image.

For my second card I used the same patterned papers from the BCD kit, but used the cute little gril from My Cute Stamps' Tea Party set as my focal point. She makes me smile every time I color her! =)

The grass paper is from Papertrey Ink's Pretty Pastels paper pad and punched using this punch. The flowers are punched using this punch and tiny butterfly using this punch with leftover scraps from other projects. I added stems using a Copic marker. I felt like making a very girly card, so I added a pink ribbon bow to the sentiment.

That's all for today. Hope you have a happy hump day! =)


Thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
for "love is in the air" card:
cardstock: Neenah Classic Solar White
digital kit: Love is in the Air by Boutique Cute Dolls
dies: Spellbinders
die cutting machine: Cuttlebug
others: sewing machine, thread

for "happy day" card:
cardstock: Papertery Ink, Neenah Classic Solar White
stamps: My Cute Stamps, Hero Arts (sentiment)
digital kit: Love is in the Air by Boutique Cute Dolls
ink: Memento
markers: Copic
punches: EK Success, Martha Stewart
ribbon: Offray
pearls: Recollections
dies: Spellbinders
die cutting machine: Cuttlebug

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Woodgrain Silhouette Additions

I was lucky enough to be the random winner of a free set of WPLUS9 Design Studio's beautiful Woodgrain Silhouette Additions stamps during Dawn's release week drawing. I started playing with those pretty designs as soon as I got my stamps last week!

I used the colors from Dawn's Color Cue {3} Challenge. Here are the colors:

Those colors look amazing together. I made the leaf background using this fun method that Dawn shared during the release. Isn't it so pretty? I love it! The stamp that I used for the strip is from the Background Basics: tiny types by Papertrey Ink and the sentiment is from this set by Hero Arts. I colored the flower with my Copics and I also lightly inked the oval with Papertrey's Spring Rain.

Thank you so much for the chance to win this stamp set, Dawn! I had so much fun making this card! Please check out all of Dawn's fabulous stamps here at WPLUS9 Design Studio!

That's all for today. Hope you have a beautiful Tuesday! =)


Thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
stamps: WPLUS9 Design Studio (leaves, flower), Papertrey Ink (border strip), Hero Arts (sentiment)
inks: Memento, Close To My Heart (sorbet), Tim Holtz Distress Ink (mustard seed), Papertrey Ink (Spring Rain)
markers: Copic
pearls: Recollections
corner rounder: Fiskars
die: Spellbinders
die cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft

Monday, April 26, 2010

2 Sketches 4 You - Kazan's Sketch 51

Happy Monday, my friends! It's time to share my card for this week's challenge at 2 Sketches 4 You. Here is Kazan's Sketch 51:

Here is my card:

This week we got to play with some super cute and yummy cardstock stickers our very own DT member Shanna Vineyard designed for Bo Bunny Press. I used Family Deerest for my card.

Instead of using those stickers as is, I decided to cut out those cute designs and use them as elements on my card. The background and botanical patterned papers are from Create Paper. The polka dot ones are from Papertrey's Bitty Dot Basics. To finish the card, I added white dots around the border using this white gel pen. All of Shanna's stickers are available at Scrapbook.com. Go check them out!

Hope you can join this week at 2 Sketches 4 You! =)


Thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: Create Paper (pink, pattern), Papertrey Ink (polka dots)
stickers: Shanna Vineyard for Bo Bunny Press
ribbon: Offray
white gel pen: Uni-ball Signo Broad
die: Papertrey Ink
die cutting machine: Cuttlebug

Sunday, April 25, 2010

One Layer, Cute Kawaii & Wild Thing

Happy Sunday, my friends! =) Hope your weekend has been great! I have a few cards to share with you today. First up, a one layer card for Kristina's one layer card challenge.

I made a card with similar design for my Win A Day at the Hero Arts blog (not featured) and I decided to make a one layered version of it. I did some thinking about how and what were the orders of stamping and masking before I started. Once that was figured out, it went pretty smoothly.

I made a mask for the middle rectangle using a plain printer paper, centered (or I tried) it and drew the outline using a pencil. I then knew where I wanted to stamp the whale. After stamping and coloring the whale from this stamp set, I masked it and the border before inking on my waves with tumbled glass using Lisa's method here. I then masked the wave along with the already masked border and whale and stamped the Clouds. Ok, I also masked the three water sprouts...

I wanted to make it look like I mounted my main image on a piece of colored cardstock, so I masked the center rectangle and the whale tail then inked the border with mustard seed. After that, stamping the sentiment was easy. So yeah... It's a bit of work, but I love how it turned out. There are a few things that I could have done better (the coloring of the whale, avoid the ripping of cardstock while peeling off the masks, better coverage of inking and don't touch non-yellow parts of the card with my yellowed fingers), but I think I like this one! =) Thanks for the awesome challenge Kristina! =)

Here are two cards made using digital kits released at Two Peas this past week.

I used Holly Brooke Jones' super adorable flower from "Cute Kawaii Dital Puffy Stickers" for this card. The cute images/stickers from this kit make me smile! The patterned papers I used are from "Flower Shower Papers" also created by Holly. I love those cute flower patterns on the red paper! =) The sentiment is from this set by Hero Arts.

Jen Martakis' "Wild Thing" kit is also loaded with cuteness! I love the combination of brown and blue, so I decided to make a baby card. I stamped the postage frame on the blue solid paper from Jen's kit then added those super cute animals on top. I printed an extra set of animals and paper pieced them using some rolled up glue dots to add some dimension. Jen's Wild Thing kit is also available separately. See the patterned papers here, the solid papers here, the elements here and the full kit here.

Please check out all the new digital releases at Two Peas here!


Thank you so much for sticking around for the long post! =)


supplies:
for "one layer" card:
cardstock: Papertery Ink
stamps: Hero Arts
inks: Memento, Hero Arts Shadow Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
markers: Copic

for "Hello" card:
cardstock: Neenah Classic Solar White
digital kits: Cute Kawaii Digital Puffy Stickers, Flower Shower Papers by Holly Brooke Jones at Two Peas In A Bucket
stamp: Hero Arts (sentiment)
button: Papertrey Ink
dies: Spellbinders
die cutting machine: Cuttlebug

for "Welcome little one" card:
cardstock: Neenah Classic Solar White
digital kit: Wild Thing by Jen Martakis at Two Peas In A Bucket
sentiment sticker: SRM Stickers

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Rosie Posy

I made this easel card using the lovely Rosie Posy stamp from Lili of the Valley. Isn't she so cute? I adore her! =)

I also tried making fabric flowers according to this tutorial by the fabulous Betsy Veldman. I free hand cut some leaves to go with the flowers, too. The patterned papers are from Cosmo Cricket's Early Bird collection.

I used the sketch provided for Challenge 51 over at the Lili of the Valley Challenge Blog. The sentiment is from SRM Sticker. It's from the Sticker Sentiment - Thinking of You sticker sheet. I think my card also qualifies for SRM Stickers blog's circles challenge.

One more thing. My Flickr friend Vicky is celebrating her blog reaching 100 posts by trying to connect 1000 blogs via Inlinkz. Please check out her blog and help her reach 1000!

Here is how:

Paper Crafts blog hop!

1. Add your blog!

2. Copy the script below and paste it on your blog post while in HTML view


That's all for today. Hope you have a happy day! =)

Thanks for stopping by!

supplies:
cardstock, buttons: Papertrey Ink
stamp: Lili of the Valley
patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket
ink: Memento
markers: Copic
sticker: SRM Stickers
fabric: Moda
dies: Spellbinders (circle, scallop circle), Papertrey Ink (scallop border)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #110

Happy Friday! It's time for another sample card for Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge. Here is this week's sketch:

Here is my card:

I used Vinnie Pearce's gorgeous digital kit "Poised" for my card. I am so attracted to the shades of blue in this kit. The patterned papers all have beautiful intricate patterns. Vinnie's kit is available separately. You can find the solid papers here, journal tags here, elements here, white fabric alphas here and the full kit here.

The big flower looks so realistic! I didn't do anything to it. I just printed it out, cut it then pop dotted it. In real life it's flat (one layer), but it just looks amazing in the photos. The digi did all the work for me! =) The sentiment is from the oh so easy to use SRM Stickers. I also stitched on each of the patterned paper squares to add a little more interest.

Well, that's all I have for now. Don't forget to check out what all the other members of the TESC Sketch Crew came up with for this sketch!! Here are the links:


Thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink (card base), Neenah Classic Solar White
digital kit: Poised by Vinnie Pearce at Two Peas In A Bucket
sticker: SRM Stickers
other: sewing machine, thread, pop dots

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