Saturday, March 24, 2012

PTI Blog Hop - March

Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop this month is focusing on sunshine and the upcoming spring season.

Look at this beautiful color scheme of aqua & yellow. We can use this inspiration piece for the color scheme, pattern combinations, overall design or whatever else inspires your creativity.

Post your project here: Card- click on the image for more details
Cardstock: Aqua basecard from Recollections; Yellow w/white polka dots from AC Moore, Yellow prints from PTI 'Bitty Baby Blessings' & 'Polka Dot Parade' paper collections
Sentiment: Nicole Heady's 4th Anniversary free download
Tools and Embellishments: Happy Birthday embossing folder from Cuttlebug; Heart punch by Marvy; Corner Rounder from EKSuccess; 2" Round from Fiscars; Border punch is 'Cornice' by Martha Stewart; heart shape gem from Crafter's Square

Thanks so much for stopping by :o)

MFW - Practical Solutions - Paper Scraps Challenge

Moxie Fab World's Paper Scraps Challenge is another great one for me!
I have paper scraps galore, who out there doesn't? :o)
Check out this one here:

All you have to do is create a paper crafted project that incorporates paper scraps in an innovative way.
My Card~
Cardstock: Base card is from Recollections; scraps are from
Ink: Denim blue from Ranger
Stamp: sentiment stamp from Party Cupcakes by Inque Boutique
Bling is a flower from Crafter's Square that I cut up to look like the flames on each of the 'candles
' (see them in front of the card in my photo)

Thank you so much for stopping by

Friday, March 23, 2012

MFW - Don't Throw It Away

There is a new magazine out that is a "must have" for me. Practical Solutions for Paper Crafters. Moxie Fab World has a challenge-a-day going on this week, featuring different sections of this magazine...I am hoping to get cards posted for each one (not in any particular order).
This one "Don't Throw It Away" has my name all over it:

Anyone who knows me, has a good idea, I keep everything, thinking I could "use it on a card" someday.

Sooo, I go to the mailbox the other day and find this piece of 'junk' mail and think, "Well the envelope is a pretty color to frame a stamped image, the paper inside is also something I would keep in the
drawer-of-useable-stuff' in my craft room". BTW, the drawer is totally overflowing, actually using these couple of pieces of paper was great :o)

My Card ~
Cardstock: Base card is textured 5"X7" by Royal Langnickel; panel with stamped image is SS by PTI
Stamp: Bunny Border by All Night Media; sentiment from my computer
Coloring: Crayola Colored Pencils
Tools & Embellishments: Nestabilities; Corner Rounder by EKSuccess; Lime Green Stickles Green & Orance Hemp;
Other: patterned paper, green panel under stamped white panel is my junk mail

Thanks so much for stopping by~you sure are appreciated!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

MIM #58-Graduated Backgrounds and MFW-Fascination with Feathers& Simon Says-Show your handmade background

Entering this card in three challenges:

PTI- Make It Monday #58 has a really great video showing graduated color techniques

Moxie Fab World has a Fascination with Feathers challenge going on
Simon Says - Show Your Handmade Background

I have used this technique before and liked the effect, don't know why I haven't used it lately :o?
I colored stripes with Stampin' Up's Watercolor Crayons across the white card panel, then used water and a paint brush to blend the colors. Had to let this dry and put it between two heavy books (like Nicole suggested in the MIM video) so it would curl up.

My card~ click on the photo for more detailed look see
Cardstock: Base card and graduated colored panel is Stamper's Select White from PTI; Purple is Recollections
Watercolor Crayons by Stampin Up: Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue,Lovely Lilac, Orchid Opulence
Image: Heather Nicols' download from PTI's 5th Anniversary Celebration
Embellishments: Buttons and Sheer Aqua ribbon from Michael's; Feather from Crafts & Stuff (which went out of business in FL about 6 years ago~BUT I still have a ton of crafty goodness from all the years they were open :)

I have several more cards that need to be mailed this week, so hopefully there are enough challenges out there to motivate me.

Thanks for stopping by ~

Sunday, March 4, 2012

MIM #55-Large Frames and MFW-Winter Blues

This card is being entered in two challenges:
Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink - Dawn McVey's video shows us how to stretch a small frame into a larger frame on your card, check it out here:
Moxie Fab World's-Cure for Winter Blues, incorporating navy blue in your project: Card ~
lavender base card is by Recollections; Navy blue is from American Crafts; Blue patterned papers are from Zoophabet 2 Stack; Stampers Select White is PTI; 2008 Bitty Dots (frogs) from PTI
Stamps: Frame is from Doodlebug Birthday by Hampton Arts; Water Lily is by Hampton Arts; Background "Biased Stripe" from Cornish Heritage Farms;
Ink: Images stamped with Sapphire Blue by Creative Living; sentiment printed on my computer in Navy blue
Tools/Embellishments: Frog punch is EKSuccess; Scallop edge punch is Fiscars; flower center is Yellow Stickles; navy crystal frog eyes are Crystal Stickers from Michael's

Thanks for stopping by~and for your encouraging comments :o)