Sunday, March 31, 2013

Spring Groves & Happy Camper

Happy Sunday, my friends! Hope you are having a lovely weekend!  =) I am sharing a project that was lucky enough to be published in the fabulous Handmade Home Decor issue.


I had a couple of embroidery hoops sitting around since I was into cross-stitching/embroidery before I started feverishly making cards. I had the idea of building a little scene on the hoop for a while, but this submission call really pushed me to try it.


The images from Paper Smooches' Spring Groves and Happy Camper sets are paper pieced using paper from Country Drive 6x6 Paper Pad by Echo Park. This was a fun project to make! =) You can find a copy of this inspiring issue here!


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

Thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: (Dark Chocolate) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: (trees, deer, sentiment) Paper Smooches
patterned paper: Echo Park
archival ink: (Jet Black) Ranger Industries
accents: (pearls) Recollections
tools: (grass, butterfly punches) Martha Stewart Crafts
other: (foam tape) 3M, (embroidery hoop) Michaels

Saturday, March 30, 2013

End of Summer

Happy weekend, my friends! =) Here is a card that I made using a beautiful image from Mo's Digital Pencil.


This is the second "summer" related post this week. Ha! I guess I'll be making fall themed cards when it came summer. =)


The image is called End of Summer, although I think it fits early Spring, too! =) The image is printed on Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select White cardstock, colored with Copic markers then trimmed to size.


The patterned paper is from Hello Summer 6x6 Paper Pad by Echo Park and the sentiment is from Chit Chat set by Paper Smooches.

That's all I have for now. For more inspiration using images from Mo's Digital Pencil, please visit Mo's Dream Team Blog! =)

Have a happy day and thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: (kraft, white) Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil
clear stamp: (sentiment) Paper Smooches
patterned paper: Echo Park
dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
acccents: (yellow, blue enamel dots) My Mind's Eye
stickers: (multi color Japanese washi tape) Kamoi Kakoshi
die: (oval label) Papertrey Ink
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E0000, R20
hair: E29, E09, E08, YR18, R17, R14
jeans: BG09, BG07, BG05, BG02, BG01
t-shirt: Y19, Y15, Y06
flipflop: BG09, BG07, BG05, BG02, BG01, Y19, Y15, Y06
flowers: Y38, Y35, R37, R17, R14, YR09, YR07, YR04, V17, V15, V12, YG67, YG17, YG05
ground: E59, E37, E35, E33, E31, E30, E0000, 0
card size: 5 1/2" x 4"

Thursday, March 28, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #96

Happy Friday, all! =) It's time for a new challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays! Here is this week's challenge.


The theme is Tricky Bunny. With Easter and April Fools Day so close together, the Easter Bunny will no doubt be extra tricky. This week's challenge is to create a clean and simple Easter project, but it CAN'T be a card! Here is my take.


Rather than an Easter project, I made something that's Easter related. =) It's a bunny photo frame shaker embellishment. This is going on a card at a later time.


I cut the Polaroid photo frame out of patterned paper and picked an other patterned paper that's nice and soft as the background. The bunny and sentiments are from PTI's Polka Dot Parade #1 set. And of course we need a fun little pom pom for the bunny tail! =)


The patterned paper is from Hello Friend 6x6 Paper Pack by Glitz. I did mat all the die cut pieces with cardstock since these patterned paper are really thin.


This week's sponsor is Timeless Twine. Enter an Easter non-card project for a chance to win a wonderful prize package to play with!

That's all from me. Don't forget to find out what the other Girl Fridays came up with for this week's challenge at CAS-ual Fridays! I can't wait to see what you create for this fun challenge! =)

Have a hoppy day and thanks for stopping by!




supplies:
cardstock: (Rustic White) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: (bunny, sentiments) Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: Glitz
dye inks: (Wet Cement) Hero Arts, (Hibiscus Burst) Papertrey Ink
accents: (yellow, coral sequins) Ellen Hutson, (teal sequins) Neat & Tangled, (pom pom) Michaels
dies: (Polaroid photo frame, bunny) Papertrey Ink, (hearts, stars die) Simon Says Stamp
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
project size: 3" x 4"

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Swimsuit Season

Hi ya, all! =) Hope you are having a lovely week so far. Here is one more card for the Add a Little P. O. P. challenge over at Inspiration Journal.


I know we are just in the beginning of Spring, but I couldn't resist playing with this fun Swimsuit Season set when I got it the other day.


The images from Swimsuit Season are stamped on patterned paper, fuzzy cut out then popped on dimensional adhesives. I also altered the look of the patterned paper a bit by coloring each image with matching Copic markers. This is a technique that we learned in Day 5 of the Pattern Play Online Card Class. Day 5 of the classy was about Paper Manipulation and by coloring over the patterned paper images, I changed the look of the plaid paper. There were stripes of yellow and green in it and the pattern was a bit too busy to fit in with the rest of the card. By coloring it in green, it was easier on the eye and fit better in the card.


The patterned paper is from Pink Lemonade 6x6 Petite Paper Pack also by Lawn Fawn and the sentiment is from the Swimsuit Season set. If you look closely, I added a few random drops of Glossy Accents to make it look like there are water drops on the card. =)

That's all for now. Don't forget to link up your Add a Little P.O.P projects here for a chance to win 50 Emporium Dollars to use in the Inspiration Emporium Store! You can also use discount code wonderland at check out to receive 10% off your entire order when you shop at Inspiration Emporium! =)


Have a fantastic day and thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: Lawn Fawn
patterned paper: Lawn Fawn
dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
archival ink: (Jet Black) Ranger Industries
coloring medium: Copic
accents: (Black Enamel Accents, Glossy Accents) Ranger Industries
stickers: (orange polka dot Japanese washi tape) Kamoi Kakoshi
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 4" x 5 1/2"

Monday, March 25, 2013

Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge

Hello, every one! I am joining in the Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop today! =) And here is the challenge for the blog hop.


It's "Sequins" and I thought I would give it a try since I also fell in love with this crafty trend. =) This card is also my homework for Day 3 of the Pattern Play Online Card Class that I am taking. Okay, I know that I am really slow at turning in my homework, but better late than never, right? =)


Day 3 of the class was talking about how to use those hard to use and bold patterns you have in your stash. I made the mistake of using the same paper as THE Kristina Werner (I think hers is the 12x12 version), I almost changed things up when I realized it, but this was the only paper that I was happy with in my 6x6 stash. For those of you that have seen Kristina's card knew that hers is infinitely better (naturally), but hey, I gave it a try! =)


I die cut the piece of patterned paper from Crate Paper's Paper Heart 6x6 paper pad using PTI's Beautiful Beads Die, then reconstructed the patterned back on my card base. The sentiment is from Everyday Photo Finishers set and is stamped on an coordinating die-cut cut from Photo Finish Strips Die Collection. A few melon sequins were added to some of the flower centers and I added a bit of feathers for a little extra fun. =)

That's all I have for now. Go here to see all the entries for this fun blog hop!


Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: (Rustic White) Papertrey Ink
clear stamp: (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
dye ink: (Ture Black) Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: Create Paper
accents: (melon sequins) Ellen Hutson, (feathers) Michaels
dies: (Beautiful Beads Die, Photo Finish Strips Die Collection) Papertrey Ink
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 4" x 5 1/2"

Cracked Egg Chick

Happy Monday, my friends! =) Here is a card that I made using an adorable stamp from Purple Onion Designs.


Purple Onion Designs is having a Spring Sale! All stamps are 20% off when you use discount code SPRING13!! Sale ends Sunday, March 31st.


I used the super duper cute Cracked Egg Chick for my card. The image is stamped on Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select White cardstock, colored with Copic markers then trimmed to size. This little guy would be perfect for a baby card, too! =)


The sentiment is from Egg Sentiments set.

That's all for now. Don't forget to check out the sale! =)


Have a happy day and thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: (Summer Sunrise, white) Papertrey Ink
rubber stamps: Purple Onion Designs
dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
coloring medium: Copic
tool: (Corner Chomper) We R Memory Keepers
other: (foam squares) Recollections
card size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Critters Down Under

Happy Sunday, all! =) Here is a card that I made for the Add a Little P. O. P. challenge over at Inspiration Journal as well as for The Washi Tape Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.


This month's challenge over at Inspiration Journal is to use a little pop on your cards/projects. I popped the adorable koala and the Polaroid photo frame on dimensional adhesive, thus the "pop." =)


The cute little koala is from Critters Down Under set by Lawn Fawn and is stamped and colored with Copic markers on PTI's Rustic White cardstock. I then fuzzy-cut it out.


I layered a few strips of Japanese washi tape as the background. I also tucked a piece of doily behind the image to make it stand out more from the background. The sentiment is also from the Critters Down Under set.

That's all for now. You can see one of my published card using washi tape feathered here! =) You can grab a copy of this amazing issue here. Also, don't forget to link up your projects with a little pop here for a chance to win 50 Emporium Dollars to use in Inspiration Emporium! You can also use discount code wonderland at check out to receive 10% off your entire order when you shop at Inspiration Emporium. I am so excited that IE is now stocking Lawn Fawn stamps and dies!! =)


Have a sweet day and thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: (Rustic White, kraft) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: Lawn Fawn
dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
archival ink: (Jet Black) Ranger Industries
coloring medium: Copic
fiber: (hemp cord) Hemptique
accents: (pink button) Papertrey Ink, (paper doily) Ellen Hutson
stickers: (various Japanese washi tape) Kamoi Kakoshi
die: (Polaroid photo frame) Papertrey Ink
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 4" x 5 1/2"

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Frame & Feathers

Happy weekend, my friends! Hope you are having a lovely early Spring weekend! =) I wanted to try out The Ombre Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and here is what I came up with.


I was playing with the Frame & Feathers set by Studio Calico/Hero Arts and trying out the ombre stamping technique that I learned from the Clean & Simple Card Making 2 online card class.


The inks that I used are Autumn Rose, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Berry Sorbet and Harvest Gold. I really love how this technique makes it seem like you have a lot more ink colors! =) The sentiment is also from Frame & Feathers set. I am also entering this to Hero Arts Blog/Flicker Group's March Contest.

That's all for today. Hope you have a fabulous day, my friends! =)


Thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: (Rustic White) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: Studio Calico/Hero Arts
dye inks: (Autumn Rose, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Berry Sorbet, Harvest Gold) Papertrey Ink
card size: 5 1/2" x 4"

Thursday, March 21, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #95

Happy Friday, my friends!! =) It's time for a new challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays! Here is this week's challenge.


Seriously, this terrified me. LOL! I wasn't sure if I could make a card without stamping, here is what I came up with.


Luckily, our sponsor this week is SRM Stickers and their awesome sticker package saved my day! =) The row of fun and colorful dots is from the We've Got Your Border - Pastel sheet.


The hello die is from Papertrey Ink and I filled the negative space with some yummy Japanese washi tape. I watered down some inks and splashed them on the white cardstock to match the colors on the sticker and to add some interest. I am also linking this to The Emphasize the Negative Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.


Don't forget to find out what the other Girl Fridays created for this challenge and all the details of the challenge over at  CAS-ual Fridays! Hope you'll link up your no stamping projects for a chance to win a prize package from SRM Stickers! =)

Have a happy day and thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
dye inks: (Hibiscus Burst, Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold) Papertrey Ink
accents: (pink enamel dots) My Mind's Eye, (yellow sequin) Ellen Hutson
stickers: (pastel dot border sticker) SRM Stickers, (aqua stripes Japanese washi tape) Kamoi Kakoshi
die: (hello) Papertrey Ink
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 5 1/2" x 4"

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Mo's Digital Pencil Monthly Blog Hop!

Hi and welcome to Mo's Digital Pencil Monthly Blog Hop! If you came from Heidy's Blog, you are on the right track. If not, you can start the hop from Heidy's Blog. You don't want to miss any stop of this fun hop! =) Here is my card for the hop.


This month's hostess is Heidy and she challenged us to use gingham or plaid on our cards/projects. This card is also my homework for Day 1 of the Pattern Play online card class that I am taking right now. This is an awesome class if you want to know more about using patterned paper on your cards/projects! =)


I used the delightful So Jazzed for my card. The image is printed on Papertrey Ink's Rustic White cardstock, colored with Copic markers then trimmed to size.


The patterned paper is from Sidewalks 8x8 Paper Pad by October Afternoon and the sentiment is from Find Joy set by Hero Arts.

That's all from me. It's time to send you to Mina's Blog! Don't forget to leave comments along the way, TWO lucky commenters will each receive a $5 gift certificate to use at Mo's Digital Pencil!

Have fun hopping and good luck! =)


Thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: (Rustic white, kraft) Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil
clear stamp: (sentiment) Hero Arts
patterned paper: October Afternoon
archival ink: (Jet Black) Ranger Industries
fiber: (cream crochet thread) DMC
accents: (red buttons) Papertrey Ink, (red enamel dot) My Mind's Eye, (teal sequin) Neat & Tangled, (yellow sequins) Ellen Hutson
sticker: (teal/aqua stripes Japanese washi tape) Kamoi Kakoshi
other: (foam tape) 3M
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E0000, R20
hair: E49, E47, E44, E43
outfit: BG18, BG13, BG15, BG11, R37, R17, R14, R32, Y19, Y15, Y06, BV29, BV25, BV23
Bronte: C3, C1 ,C00, 0, E02, E00, BV29, BV25
saxophone: Y28, Y26, Y21, Y11
ground/shadow: E59, E37, E35, E33, E31, E30, E0000, 0
card size: 4" x 5 1/2"

Howl Are You + Frame & Feathers

Hi ya, all! First of all, the winner of my little things giveaway is Yvonne Yam!!! Congratulations Yvonne!! I already emailed you. Thank you so much for all that stopped by everyday and for taking part in my little giveaway. I am hoping that I can do this more often! =) Unto today's card. This is a card that I made using a couple of Hero Arts stamp sets.


I used the funky flowers from Howl Are You set to create the Spring (maybe?) garden and paired them with the sentiment from Frame & Feathers set.


This card is also for this month's contest over at Hero Arts Blog/Flicker Group. The challenge theme for March is Hello Spring, a color challenge and the featured technique is Letter Tiles. You can find out all the challenge details here.

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


Thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: (Rustic White) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: (flowers) Hero Arts, (sentiment) Studio Calico/Hero Arts
dye inks: ((pink, orange, blue, green neon, Butter Bar) Hero Arts
Archival ink: (Jet Black) Ranger Industries
card size: 5 1/2" x 4"

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Today Was

Hi ya, all! =) It's the last day of Mama Elephant stamp highlight and we are sharing projects made using Today Was set.


The background is a variation of my Stampede card, but with a simpler, modern color combo.


The frame is once again from Today Was set and the sentiment is from Smitten set.

That's all for now. Don't forget to find out what the other design team members created using this set. Here are the links:
Have fun and hope you have a fantastic day! =)


Thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
clear stamp: Mama Elephant
dye ink: (Harvest Gold) Papertrey Ink, (Soft Granite) Hero Arts
accents: (yellow, silver sequins) Ellen Hutson
card size: 4" x 5 1/2"

Monday, March 18, 2013

Hello

Happy Monday, my friends! =) It's Day 3 of Mama Elephant stamp highlight and we are showcasing the fun Hello set today.


I love the speech bubble trend and this is set gave it a unique twist! =)


There are seven speech bubbles in this set with matching add on sentiments for each of the space below. How fun is that! I am also linking this up to The Speech Bubble Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

That's all for now. Don't forget to find out what the other design team members created using this set. Here are the links:
Have fun and hope you have a fabulous day! =)


Thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: Mama Elephant
dye inks: (Pinkolicious) ColorBox, (Hawaiian Shore) Papertrey Ink
card size: 5 1/2" x 4"

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