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Monday, February 14, 2011

Baby Wynn

I pulled out my Baby bump stamp set from MFT to make a card for my good friend who is expecting her first baby. (I just love this set). I also made her a matching 3X3 gift box using the template from MFT.

The main image I mirrored the template design sample from MFT, I just used different patterned papers and designed the card layout on my own.

The paper flowers on the card I made....check them out! They are sooo cute ((I was very proud of myself I might say)) and worked out really well. I punched 2 bashful blue pieces using the scallop punch from Stampin Up, and punched 1 chocolate chip. Then I crumpled them up over and over until they got really soft and really worn. I simply layered them on top of each other, layered my sentiment flag and a bow on top and then stitched a button through it all and then attached the whole thing using a glue dot.

I once again used my new arrival patterned paper by Pebbles. This paper is soooo sweet for those sweet bundle of joys. You can check out the first card I did using this paper and stamp set here. The kraft panel is embossed using my swiss dot's embossing folder and the main image panel is popped up using dimensionals. I had to use the "rock the bump" sentiment because my friend is definately rockin her little bump! She looks like a million bucks, feels great and only has 1 month to go!!

Supplies: Stamps: Baby bump (MFT). CS: whisper white (base), kraft cs, chocolate chip cs, bashful blue cs (SU!), Neenah solar white cs, PP: New arrival (Pebbles). Ink: Momento. Access: Copics, swiss dots embossing folder, cuttlebug, scallop punch (SU!), wooden button (time 4 crafts), ribbon (May Arts), old map, old book page, 2way glue pen, dimensionals and glue dots.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

25 cent hugs...

I combined 2 challenges on my card today. I combined Jen Del Muro's sketch for you to try (SFYTT) and The Cat's pajamas tuesday challenge #145 (TCPTUES145). This week's TCPTUES challenge was an inspiration challenge (you can check out the details on the link I provided). I loooved this challenge...such purdy

I needed to make another Valentine's Day card for my wee babe, and I thought TCP's new Bear hugs set would be perfect! (isn't he cute?!)
I paper pieced the heart he is holding and coloured him with copic markers and highlighted him with my gel pen. The patterned papers I used are all from Basic Grey's figgy pudding 6X6 paper pad! Can you believe it...Christmas (doesn't look at all Christmassey so it worked wonderfully). My little bear is popped up on dimensionals and how cute is my postage stamp? TCP also released a postage stamp die and matching stamp set (love letters) at their last release, and I love, love, love it! This is definately a set I will use A LOT!

Supplies: Stamps: Bear Hugs, Love letters (TCP). CS: Whisper white (card base only), chocolate chip cs (SU!), PP: Figgy pudding (Basic Grey). Ink: Momento. Access: classic circle, classic scalloped nestabilities (Spellbinders), Copic markers, white gel pen, postage stamp die (TCP), Swiss dot's embossing folder, buttons (Jenni Bowlin, American crafts), hemp thread, dimensionals and glue dots.



Thursday, February 10, 2011

Bee my honey...

I never got around to taking part in "the cat's pajamas" (TCP) tuesday challenge last week. It was a sketch challenge and you can check the sketch out here. I had just received my new stamps from them and was dying to try my hand at this sketch! I basically put the card together in my head these last few days (since I was unable to stamp), so when I had some time this afternoon, it went fairly quickly. ((Yay!)).

I pulled out my new PJ bear (honey bear set) and paper pieced parts of him using some fabulous Valentine paper by Pebbles. I coloured the rest of him using my Copic markers and added my white gel pen highlights. I adore this paper by is so cute and was perfect to make my oldest daughter a Valentine's card.

Using my sewing machine I stitched a trail from the bee's and then zig zag stitched the ends of the patterned paper strips for some added detail. I added some die cut hearts using the heart trio die from TCP for a little added something to go with my sentiment. PJ bear is up on dimensionals and the bee's have glitter on their wings.

Supplies: Stamps: Honey bear (The Cat's Pajamas). CS: whisper white (card base only), chocolate chip, kraft, rose red cs (SU!). Neenah solar crest white cs, PP: Pebbles (Twitterpated collection). Ink: Momento. Access: Copic markers, white gel pen, Tonic circle cutter system, dazzling diamonds glitter, 2way glue pen, button, hemp thread, heart trio dies, sewing machine, glue dots and dimensionals.



Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Shoe therapy....

I actually got this weeks MFT sketch challenge done on the same day it was posted...wahoo! ((grin)). This is for MFTWSC6, you can check the sketch out here. This was such a fun sketch this week and perfect for those cards where you want the sentiment front and center.

I pulled out my who's that girl "window shopping" stamps by MFT and combined the fun sentiment with my nestabilities labels 4. I matted everything with basic black cardstock. I pulled out some paper from My Minds eye, and added ribbon, a funky button, some tulle, rhinestones, brads, and a fun stiletto heel covered in red stickles. I pierced a single role of stitches along the edges of papers and along the main image panel.

Supplies: Stamps: who's that girl window shopping (MFT). CS: basic black, very vanilla cs (SU!). PP: My mind's eye (Lush line). Ink: momento. Access: Copic marker, red stickles, paper piercer, black brads, satin ribbon, tulle, gelly stardust pen, hat pin, button (Jenny Bowlin), labels 4 (nestabilities), and rhinestones.

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Monday, February 07, 2011

Tea with flopsey...

Whew! I just managed to squeek in my MFT sketch challenge #5. Check out the challenge here. I have had such a busy week (hence the lack of posts and creative!) that I am stoked to have fit this sketch into my schedule. It is definately a sketch I will use again. I know I have said it before but I am just loving MFT's sketch challenge's. I was wanting to make a Birthday for a great friend of mine, who's birthday is coming up and I think this will fit the bill nicely.

I had a lot of "technical difficulties" with this You can visibly see my stitching error, and my main image panel is oversized compared to what the sketch called for, then, the plaid pp panel behind my main image panel, I was planning to run the ribbon underneath it and then stitch it....oops! stitched it down and then realized my error. Not including my bobbin running out in the middle of my stitching...seriously, the list just goes on and on. Luckily though, I was able to rectify most of the issues and I am happy with the outcome of the card.

Flopsey is coloured using my Copic markers (and popped up on dimensionals), the patterned paper is more City park by American Crafts, LOTS of stitching, a felt blossom, button and sentiment flag finish off the design.

Supplies: Stamps: Tea with flopsey (MFT), sentiment (out on a limb, PTI). CS: whisper white (card base only), chocolate chip cs (SU!), Neenah solar crest cs, PP: City Park (American Crafts). Ink: Momento, certainly celery, mellow moss. Access: Copics, white gel pen, dimensionals, felt blossom (Heidi Swapp), button (MM), sewing machine and glue dots.



Friday, February 04, 2011

Who let the dogs out?

My baby girl (my first born; who's not such a baby anymore) is turning 8 tomorrow! I can't believe it!! Seems just like yesterday I brought my sweet peanut home and marveled at her tiny size and wondered how on earth would the hospital send us home with her all on our!

My girl asked for a birthday card to do with pets. It just so happened I had been thinking how I wanted to try making a card masking all these dogs from MFT's gone to the dogs set. Perfect timing! I masked, and masked, and masked some more. I love this set (especially because it has a whippet in it!).

This card is a funny size (6 X 4 1/4) due to the length of all these dogs. I looked through my sketch book for a sketch that would suit this image and came up with an old sketch by Amy R . (sketch #37 to be exact). I pulled out my city park paper by American crafts and went to work. I adore this paper so, be prepared to see a lot of it! The sentiment is computer generated and I printed it out onto the "bone" name tag, added some ribbon and a clear button, some liquid applique for the poodle and called it done! The inside reads: "Have a grrr-eat Birthday".

Supplies: Stamps: gone to the dogs (MFT). CS: Aruba (core-dinations), chocolate chip cs (SU!), neenah solar crest cs. PP: City park (American crafts). Ink: Momento. Access: Copic markers, white gel pen, circle punches, liquid applique, dimensionals, ribbon (May Arts), clear button (SU!), glue dots.