Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch #61


This is my last week of guest designing for Tuesday Morning Sketches.  It has been oodles of fun being a guest designer for this fantabulous blog!!!   Our sketch this week was super fun, and using it combined with a fun image from Sweet n Sassy Stamps, I came up with a super cute card!!
The Sketch

The Card

Hope you all have a fantastic Tuesday!!!!  Thanks again to Tuesday Morning Sketches for allowing me to join their design team for the month!!!

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Homeade Flower Challenge - Tuesday Morning Sketches


I am guest designing again this week for Tuesday Morning Sketches, and our challenge this week is to make homemade flowers and use them in a project!   HOW FUN!!!!!  I love this kind of challenge, and have created a quick tutorial for you for the flowers I used on my project.  Be sure to hope over to Tuesday Morning Sketches to see our fabulous giveaway, and participate in the challenge this week!!

People are LOVING the Tim Holtz 3D flower dies, and as such, they seem to be out of stock almost everywhere.  Today I have a super easy way for you to create the same effect with a tool that you probably already have!

The Process

1. Using a scalloped circle punch (mine was 2 1/2 inches),
punch out scalloped circle from whatever paper you want to work with.


2. Using your paper scissors, make a cut into the scalloped circle,
starting between two of the scallops...

 3.  Continue cutting around the circle until you end up with something
that looks like this!

4. Using a mini-mister or spray bottle, spritz your scalloped circle with
some water to make the paper a bit more pliable.
 5. Begin twirling your paper to form your flower.  I start out with my
paper piercer because the very inside is a bit hard to work with at first.

 6. Once I have the beginning of the flower formed, I continue forming
the flower with my fingers.
 7.  When you are finished, you will end up with something like this!

 8. Again I used my paper piercer, but this time to gently open my flower up a bit.  This is not necessary, however I wanted my flower to be a bit more open.

 9. Using some Scotch Quick Dry glue I adhered the bottom flat piece of my scalloped circle to the base of my flower.

10. And you are done!  Add whatever bling you want to the middle and let your flower dry for a few minutes!

I ended up making three of these little guys for my card.

 After they dried a bit, I spritzed them with some Silver Smooch Spritz to give them a bit more 'something-something' (haha).

My Card

Cardstock: Kraft, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
Sentiment: Fillable Frames #5 (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Glitter: Dazzling Diamonds (Stampin' Up!)
Silver Smooch Spritz (Stampin' Up!), 1/8 inch Score Tape, Pearls

Hope you enjoy! 
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Monday, September 20, 2010

Autumn Challenge - Paper Playtime


This week at Paper Playtime I am acting as the Paper Queen!  We have a fabulous sponsor, Robyn's Fetish.  She has some fantabulous images and digital papers that you won't want to miss!  Our challenge this week is anything Autumn!  So get busy making your Autumn themed paper creations, and then head on over to Paper Playtime blog to link your challenge for your chance to win! 

This week I made a card using some of Robyn's digital papers as well as one of her images.  Hope you enjoy!

Digital Paper: Forever Fall Collection (Robyn's Fetish)
Digital Image: Pumpkin Magic (Robyn's Fetish)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Sentiment: Autumn Foliage Set (Inkadinkado)
Ink: True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Lace, Twine

Hope you enjoy!
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Boo! - Tuesday Morning Sketches!


This is the second week of my guest design spot at Tuesday Morning Sketches, and I have a super cute project to share!  We are being sponsored by Prairie Fairy Designs, and they have provided the CUTEST image for us to use in our projects.  I made a 12x12 layout with the image, and some fab Hallowe'en papers I have been itching to use!  Hope you enjoy!

The Sketch 

The Layout

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thinking of You


I have a simple card today that I made a bit ago and thought I would share.  LOVE these colours - they are last years 'In Colours' from Stampin' Up! (Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry and Bermuda Bay).  The first week of school is keeping me busy with planning and classroom arrangements.  I used Papertrey Ink Background Basics: Tin Types, Fancy Flourishes, and Polka Dot Basics stamp sets.  Hope all is well with you!!!

Hope you enjoy!
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Guest Designer for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!!

FUN FUN FUN!!!!  Today I am beginning my Guest Designer spot at Tuesday Morning Sketches!  I will be a guest designer all month, and am SO looking forward to it!  I have a card for you today based on Melissa's sketch, which features an image from Glitterbabe, our sponsor!!!
I did some hand stitching onto this card...a first for me...I enjoy it, but felt it left too much blank space so I added some stickles.  I think next time I will stitch onto a patterned paper and then tear the edges for a greater effect.  Hope you enjoy!!

The Sketch

The Card

Cardstock: Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado (PTI)
Image: Script Flower (Glitterbabe)
Stamp: Vintage Picnic Sentiments (PTI)
Ink: True Black (PTI), Copics
Ribbon: Wrinkle Ribbon (Michelle Wooderson Etsy Shop)
Stitching Template: Flourishes (Bazzill Basics)
Stitching (White Embroidery Floss), White Stickles, Pink Stickles

Monday, September 6, 2010

Princess Tea Party


I have a card today that I made using an image from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  They are sponsoring us this week over at Paper Playtime, and this weeks challenge theme is Castles, Knights, and Damsels in Distress (HOW FUN!!)  Hope you enjoy!!!

Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette (SU!)
Patterned Paper: Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper (SU!)
Punch: Diamond Lace Edger Punch (EK Success)
Ribbon: Joann's
Stamp: Tea Party (My Cute Stamps)
Ink: True Black (PTI), Copics, Black Stampin Write Marker (SU!)
Image: Castle (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Pink Stickles

Friday, September 3, 2010

Black, Yellow and Cream!!! What a fantastic combo!


I made a quick card yesterday with a few doses of inspiration from Tuesday Morning Sketches (sketch) and Davinie Fiero for Studio Calico (colour combo).

Cardstock: Vintage Cream, True Black (PTI), Crushed Curry (SU!)
Patterned Paper: The Mod Retro Stack (DCWV)
Stamps: Background Basics: Text Style (PTI), Vintage Vogue (SU!)
Ink: True Black (PTI)
Ribbon: Vintage Cream Luxe Satin (PTI)
Die Cuts: Beautiful Wings Embosslits (SU!)

Have a great day!
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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Crate Paper Sketch Challenge


I have a layout for you today!  I made this for the recent Crate Paper sketch challenge...no win for me, but I did LOVE the sketch!!! 

The Sketch

My Layout

All supplies used are from the Crate Paper Brooke collection, with the exception of the Kraft background which is from my stash!  Hope you enjoy!

Have a great day!
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