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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Love sucks...

The other day, a friend of mine was browsing my cards for sale. She came across a wedding card I had made and commented how beautiful it was but, that she had no use for it because everyone she knew was getting divorced. After a chuckle, this got me to thinking. Why not have something you can give your simply fabulous girlfriend, that is humorous, tasteful and lot's of fun?

I remembered that I had the "domestic love" set from Cornish Heritage Farms in my stash and had the perfect image and sentiment for what I was wanting. I masked half of the sentiment and just left the "love sucks" portion. I used up more of the October Afternoon paper I used on my friends Bday card and added some prints from Cosmo Cricket circa 1934 paper pad (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this paper!).

Supplies: Stamps: Domestic love (CHF). CS: kraft, basic black cs (SU!), PP: October Afternoon (thrift shop), Cosmo Cricket (circa 1934 6X6 pad). Ink: momento. Access: jumbo scallop and scalloped scallops die-namics (MFT), scalloped circle punch, black grosgrain ribbon, brad (SU!), lace trim (May Arts), antique button (Jenni Bowlin), divine twine (TCP) and dimensionals.



Monday, March 21, 2011

Easter Blessings

Last week, a friend and I got together to just play around and make a card. We pulled out my alcohol inks, and Cornish Heritage farm Easter basket stamp and started creating. Tell me if alcohol inks and Cornish heritage farm stamps are not one of the best combo's ever?? LOL. I think it's such a shame that CHF are no longer in business, I really loved their vintage images. In fact, there is a store (about a 2 hour trip for me to get to) that still has some of their stamps for sale. Needless to say, I purchased another one for my collection when I was there last week. ((grin)).
For the alcohol ink background I used lemonade and oregano inks by Tim Holt and then stamped my image using staz on. This is a large sized card 5 1/2 " squared. I find with these CHF stamps that they are so large, there isn't much room for patterned papers and embellishments.
Supplies: Stamps: Easter Basket (Cornish Heritage Farms). Ink: staz on. CS: glossy cs (SU!), kraft cs, yellow (bazzil), PP: paper pack (Michaels, Unsure of company). Access: alcohol inks, blender solution (Tim Holtz), rub on, ribbons, hemp twine, button (Jenni Bowlin), paper flower (Prima), mini tag (SU!), computer.
Now I just need to make some more Easter cards using this set for my family, friends and some to sell.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

A be-lated Birthday wish

My bestie celebrated her Birthday last month and unfortunately I was battling a household full of flu and cold's at the time and was unable to make anything for her. So, I put this together for her the other night. Guess she will just get to enjoy her Birthday this much longer...((grin)). I pulled this stamp from Inkadinkado out of my stash, blew off the thick layer of dust and put it to good use.
I pulled this random piece of patterned paper out of my stash (from October Afternoon) and stamped the image onto kraft cs. (by random I mean, I had no other pieces from that
The music print paper is the reverse side of base paper. I added some yummy lace, scalloped scallops die-namics, a pearl stick pin and a home-made flower to finish off my design. To make the flower, I punched pieces of an old book using my scalloped circle punch from Stampin' up and then crumpled the pieces a few times to give them a soft, worn look. Then I just stacked the pieces, added some tulle and a brad...voila! paper flower complete.
Supplies: Girlfriends matter (Inkadinkado). CS: kraft, basic black cs (SU!), PP: Thrift shop (October Afternoon). Ink: Momento. Access: scalloped scallops die-namic (MFT), black lace (May Arts), book page, scalloped circle punch (SU!), tulle, brads (Recollections), stick pin (Prima) and dimensionals.
Happy really be-lated Birthday Peach!


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Welcome baby Cale

I made this card following this weeks MFTWSC11 and also in celebration of the birth of one of my friends baby boy. I flipped this sketch onto it's side to accomodate the set I wanted to use.
I pulled out my new "who's that girl" my how you've grown set. I paired this lovely set with some "new arrival" paper by Pebbles. I purchased some of this paper in both the boys and girls's sooooo cute! I paper pieced this "mom's" pj pants and the baby's little onesie. I coloured the rest using my Copic markers. The main image is popped up onto dimensionals and some ribbon and baby braddies finish off my design. The sentiment is from A Muse and I used the "Trust yourself. You know more then you think you do" sentiment from the set. So perfect for new parents.
Supplies: Stamps: My how you've grown (MFT), sentiment (A Muse). CS: chocolate chip, creamy caramel cs (SU!), Neenah solar crest cs, PP: New arrival (Pebbles). Ink: Momento. Access: Copic markers, Ribbon (May Arts), brads (Recollections), and dimensionals.

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Friday, March 11, 2011

green around the gills?

Ya gotta love it when you take so much time setting up your card to photograph, taking multiple pictures to get the best shot and then when you load it all on the computer for whatever reason, once you auto correct your photo's they come out with a dark, bluish tint to them! Grrrrrrrr. So, with that being said...please excuse the bluish tint to my card!

I used MFTWSC10 for my card layout and used my new "something's fishy" a'la Mode's by MFT for this card. I LOOOOOve this sweet a'la mode with her stylish rubber boots, showing all them boys how even the fashionable can fish! LOL.

I continued using more of MME Stella and Rose pp (ya getting sick of it yet?). I paper pieced the fish and the a'la mode's top. Coloured her using my Copics, added some twine, ribbon, heart die's, button and dimensionals.

Supplies: Stamps: Something's fishy ~A'la Mode's (MFT). CS: whisper white (base), baja breeze, kraft cs (SU!), Neenah solar crest cs, PP: Stella and Rose (My Mind's Eye). Ink: Momento. Access: Copic markers, divine twine and heart dies (TCP), ribbon and button (SU!), 2 way glue pen, dimensionals.

As soon as this little set was released by MFT I knew I had to add it to my collection. I come from a family of outdoorsmen who love to fish, camp, and all of the above, so this chic, little gal with her fish was a no brainer for me.



Tuesday, March 08, 2011

TCP tuesday Retro!

For this weeks Cat's pajamas tuesday challenge was to go retro. What does that mean you choose an older tcptues challenge. This is the challenge I chose here. An old sketch back from May of 2010. I have never made a circle shaped card before so figured that would be a challenge in!
I was so excited to break out "whale of a time". As soon as I laid eyes on this sweet whale, I simply had to have him. LOVE him!

I started by using my largest classic circle nestie as my card base. I paper pieced my whale using more of my new Stella and Rose pp. (notice his sweet sailor hat...I paper pieced it using an old book as my pp). I repetitive stamped the sentiment on a square piece of vellum for the square panel from the sketch. I cut the waves using more Stella and Rose paper and then sandwiched my whale between the waves. The top of my whale and the tips of the waves have dimensionals to really make my design "pop".

Supplies: Stamps: Whale of a time (The Cats pajamas). CS: whisper white cs (SU!), aruba cs (bazzil), vellum, PP: Stella and Rose (MME). Ink: Staz on, momento. Access: classic circle and classic scallop circle nestabilities, wave die (TCP), baby brads (recollections), ribbon (Offray), dimensionals, 2 way glue pen.

Have a stamp happy day!


Start each day with "whee"...

I wanted to get this week's MFTWSC9 (my favorite things wednesday sketch challenge 9)done before the new sketch is released tomorrow. ( I am just about all caught up ((grin)), I just need to do sketch #1 still).

I received this sweet little PI "start each day with "whee!" girl while our household was sick so today was my first time inking her up. She is sooo stinkin' cute (in fact, it took me forever to get her as she was always out of I paired her up with some new Stella and Rose 6X6 paper from MME, and of course used my new jumbo scallop and scalloped scallops die-namics from MFT. I wrapped some divine twine around my crocheted lace and tied up a wooden button with a big twine bow. PI's little mary jane shoes is sporting a baby braddie buckle, and I machine stitched the sentiment.

Supplies: Stamps: Pure Innocence "start each day with whee" (MFT). CS: Basic black, pretty in pink cs (SU!), Neenah solar crest white cs, PP: Stella and Rose (My Minds Eye). Ink: Momento. Access: Copic markers, white gel pen, classic circle and classic scalloped circle nestabilities, jumbo scallops and scalloped scallops die-namics (MFT), crocheted lace trim (May Arts), divine twince (TCP), wooden button (time 4 crafts, dollar store), baby brads (Rocollections), dimensionals, 2 way glue pen, and sewing machine.

I know I say this with every sketch but I had a ton of fun and really loved this one. One I will definately use again and again.


a lifetime of happiness...

I made this card a few weeks ago but forgot to load it onto my blog so.... here it is. I made it for the MFTWSC8 (my favorite things Wednesday sketch challenge 8).

I used my clearly sentimental about happiness stamps by MFT and threw together a pretty, elegant, wedding card. I used my jumbo scallops and scalloped scallops die-namics from MFT, some pearl swirls, swiss dots embossing folder, and some yummy seam binding ribbon and tulle.

I added some dots with my white gel pen and the main panel is popped up with dimensionals.

Supplies: Stamps: clearly sentimental about happiness (MFT). CS: basic black, shimmery white and basic grey cs (SU!). PP: black tie (Basic Grey). Ink: Staz on. Access: nestabilities, cuttlebug, heart dies (TCP), jumbo scallops and scalloped scallops die-namics (MFT), swiss dot's embossing folder, pearl swirl (Michaels), white gel pen, black seam binding ribbon and tulle, stick pin, butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), and dimensionals.

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Sunday, March 06, 2011

Brighten your life.

I apologize for the long delay since my last post but man oh man, it is certainly flu season at my house. Everyone here has been sick one after the other and even as I type this I myself am the last one sick. Here's hoping that once I beat this, our house will finally be through all the bugs!
Even though I have been unable to take part in the MFT sketches, I have been keeping track of them so I can play at a later date. Unfortunately, my Grandma is not doing very well health wise and I really wanted to send her a card to brighten her day. I have had my new stamps and dies from MFT sitting on my counter teasing me, all the while being unable to play with them. Last night, I could take the teasing no more and pulled them out and threw together this card for my sweet Grandma.
I paired the new kite die-namic with my American crafts city park paper, the new flat clouds die-namic and the great outdoors sentiments were the perfect additions to my card. I actually won the great outdoors sentiment stamps during the sneak peaks on the MFT design team blogs! (Thanks Kim). These sentiments truly are the bomb and a must have for your collection. I used the MFT wednesday sketch challenge #7 for my card. This is such a great sketch and perfect to highlight those sentiments and keep them the focus of your card.
supplies: Stamps: the great outdoors sentiments (MFT). CS: whisper white (base), chocolate chip cs (SU!), vellum, PP: City Park (American Crafts). Ink: Staz on. Access: Kite and cloud die-namics (MFT), felt, dimensionals, divine twine (TCP).