Sunday, October 30, 2011

Make It Monday #38: Brayer and Impression Plate Techniques

Another take on the MIM over at Nichole's blog . You can find it  here.
The picture does not do this card justice. I think it looks so much better in person. I just could not capture the shimmery look it has in a photo. Anyway, I couldn't help myself as far as going with the traditional Christmas colors. As soon as I embossed this image on green and used the Pure Poppy on the brayer, the colors were set in stone.  I scored this afternoon when my MIL gave me a box of notions in which I found this vintage trim, perfect!! Thanks Ma!   Any questions or comments, give me a holler.

Simply Chartreuse, Spring Moss and Pure Poppy CS, Pure Poppy felt and ink,
Holiday photo finishers(sentiment), Photo Finisher Die. Christmas Poinsettia Die

Other supplies:  Stickles, Sizzix embossing folder, Gold vintage trim, gold glitter pen.

Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Butterfly Thank you

Another Make It Monday #38: Brayer and Impression Plate Technique with Betsy here:

I really love this technique. You can achieve so many diffeerent looks! Give it a try....unfortunately, I do not have any impression plates so I've been using embossing folders/texture fades.

Poppy and vintage cream CS
Vintage labels stamp
Close to My Heart ink, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Fancy Pants Paper(butterflies), spellbinders die,
Kaiser pearls, Technique Tuesday sentiment stamp. 

That's about all. Thanks for stoppin!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge

Inspiration photo is below along with the link to find the challenge. I decided to use the technique from this week's  MIM since I enjoyed it so much. I went a bit more distressed rather than crisp and clean like yesterday. I wanted to get a fabric feel so I really distressed the edges of my paper. It's kinda hard to tell in this photo.
PTI supplies: Dark chocolate and vintage cream CS. Vintage cream felt, Limitless Labels sentiment. 
Other supplies: glitter, Sizzix embossing folder, memento ink.
That's all for today. Have fun hoppin and thanks for stoppin!!
 October blog Hop inspiration
Here's the inspiration photo for today's BLOG HOP over at:

Monday, October 24, 2011

Make It Monday #38: Brayer and Impression Plate Techniques

Wow, Monday came around again so quick! I didn't have a whole lot going on today so I whipped up this
card in between my household duties.  I didn't get much done this weekend because we went to see The
Lion King on stage. It was awesome and my DD loved it. Well worth the experience! Anyway, on to craftiness. Betsy did it again this week, the MIM challenge is amazing! Find it here:
This was new to me and the look is so crisp and clean. I loved it and I WILL do it again!
Paper: Hibiscus Burst, Vintage cream
PPaper: Bitty Box
Dies: Doily Details, Double Ended Banner
Felt: Raspberry Fizz
Quickutz, Sizzix embossing folder, Prima flower, Stickles, corner rounder
Technique Tuesday sentiment, Memento ink
Sizzix embossing folder

Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Make it Monday:#37 Layered Mats and Frames

So here's Take Two on the MIM challenge found here:

I'm not to crazy about the end result, not what I had planned at all but I know I could get some feedback from someone. What do you think and what would YOU have done differently?

Vintage cream and dark chocolate CS. Bitty Box PP,
Half & Half die, Tea for Two die, Wine bottle Tag die
Father Knows Best(Tree trunk), Spooky Sweets(pumpkin stem for tree leaves)
NEW Poppy ink

Other supplies:
Close To My Heart sentiment stamp, Bakers twine, glitter, memento inks

Thanks for your feedback!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Make It Monday #37: Layered Mats and Frames

I joined in again this week with PTI's MIM challenge you can find here:

Simply Chartreuse, Spring Moss, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream and Terra Cotta Tile Card Stock
Bitty Box Patterned Paper
Fruit Fusion: Apple stamps and apple die, Parisian Doily Die, Wonderful Words Additions "you" die,
Limitless Layers circle dies.
Thickers, Stampin Up label punch, Kaiser pearl, Memento ink, 3-D adhesive.

I think that's everything!  

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Happiness is....

...a surprise visit from Nana!    I just wanted to post this quick. If anyone has any questions about supplies
or anything else, leave me a comment. Thanks for stopping!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Happy Monday

I don't know about you, but this makes ME happy on a Monday morning: A steamy cup of Joe in
my favorite SNOOPY mug!

Everyone have a great day, especially my craftin buddies out there. Sorry I had to cancel our day of craftiness! We'll do it soon I hope!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Make It Monday #36: Faux Watercoloring

This was my third take on the MIM at:

This was my quickest card and I think I like it the best! It was fun. I got the paper so wet that it ripped a bit while I was trimming it so I decided to distress it a little. The background looks so much better in person. It really is hard to capture that faux watercolor look.   Anyway, all supplies are PTI except the distress ink I used by Ranger(Tim Holtz). Any questions?  Don't hesitate to ask!  Thanks for stopping by!



Make It Monday #36: Faux Watercoloring

So here's my Take Two on the MIM found at:

  The watercoloring I did on the pink Mat Stack 2 stamp but left the cupcake alone so it would stand out a bit more.  All PTI Supplies except seam binding, smooch, memento ink and rhinestones.  Any questions on what I used or what something is, please ask away!!  I did use Rasp fizz felt and stamped on it, which worked great! I also used Smooch on the frosting of the cupcake so it sparkles but you can't see it in the picture.

Thanks for stopping today!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Halloween Spidey card by my daughter

My daughter made this the other day with my a bit of my help using the Cricut. Doodlecharms for the cute spider(added googley eyes) and Stretch Your Imagination for the web. She decided to add a little monster and some blood.. We do have fun crafting together!  I may have a quick post later, Thanks for stopping by today! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

WOW! It's only Tuesday and here is my MIM! You can find the challenge here:
We were challenged to use a water brush over our stamped image to create a faux watercolor look. I did this to my background stamps. I love this time of year so I tend to go to the same colors but I still love the end result. I have also been challenging myself to Reuse, Reduce and Recycle. Here's what I did:

I started by inking my background with Tim Holtz distress inks: Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Crushed Olive,
and Fired brick. I then used Turning A New Leaf (Papertrey Ink) to stamp the background. and did the faux watercolor technique. I used Terracotta Tile and Spring Moss PTI paper for the leaves which I cut out with a Tattered Leaves die by Tim Holtz. Crinkled them and inked them and then layered them with leaves that
were also cut with the same leaf die of various produce bags I've been saving.(Onions, nectarines and lemons). It took some patience to run these through my xyron CAREFULLY and adhere them to my crinkled, inked leaves. A little sticky! Adhered the leaves in only a couple spots so they wouldn't be flat on the card.. I then used Just the Ticket(PTI) stamp set and die for the sentiment and adhered it over some washi tape a friend had given me. Thanks Jen!! 

Any questions?  Let me know and I love to read your comments!!  Thanks for stopping!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Make It Monday #35: Custom Stamped Washi Tape

I found this a difficult challenge. Find it here:
This is not the best photo, but without natural light tonight it'll have to do!
Like many others, I do not have score tape. I decided to use my tape gun refill roll. I was able to roll it out onto the tissue paper just like Nicole did with her score tape. I then flipped it over and stamped away only to find that when I stamped where the adhesive was, my ink bled. When I stamped it without the adhesive, it was fine. Back to the drawing board.   I then stamped on the tissue paper and after stamping I added the tape gun adhesive. This worked much better although VERY sticky.  The tissue paper I used had some color and shimmer to it which you can kinda see in the photo. Overall, an interesting challenge but I think I'd rather buy it!
PTI Supplies:
Women of Life, Garden Variety and Limitless Labels stamps
Other Supplies:
Tag, memento ink, asst felt embellies, brad, Tim Holtz distress inks.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Make It Monday #34: Thick Chipboard Accents

The colors in this photo came out a bit dark.  My last card for the challenge:
Card stock and paper
Tea for Two
Tea for Two Additions
Tea cup die
Seed packet Die

Other Supplies:
Martha Stewart Score Board
Bakers Twine
Memento ink

Make It Monday #34: Thick Chipboard Accents

So, I previously posted a close up of this bookmark so you could see the dimension of the chipboard.

Happy Trails die,  Doily Details Die

Other supplies:
Scrap paper, doily, jute

Make It Monday #34: Thick Chipboard Accents

Make It Monday #34: Thick Chipboard Accents

A simple sympathy card for the challenge.
PTI supplies:
Happy Trails die
Simple Sentiments
Other supplies:
Our Daily Bread stamps, archival ink in coffee, ColorBox chalk ink, ribbon

Make It Monday #34: Thick Chipboard Accents

Another card for the challenge:  I loved making this pencil. I do not have the stamps that go with these dies
so I just used ink pads and I love the way it turned out. The silver part is thin fiber wrapped around the pencil and I just drew on the point.
PTI Supplies:

Tag It's #6
Inside & Out: Thank You
Happy Trails die
Other supplies:

card base, Ek Success punch, fiber,  Close To My Heart ink in Holiday Red and Clover green

Make It Monday #34: Thick Chipboard Accents
I loved this MIM at Nicole's blog above.    I played all week but never got any posted so here's the first. I can't seem to figure out how to post more than one picture at a time.

I used all scrap paper for this card. I am TRYING to diminish my scrap pile.

PTI Supplies: Stamps are from Women of Life and Vintage Labels
Happy trails die
Other supplies: Songbird cricut cartridge and ColorBox chalk ink.

Thanks for looking!