Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Papertrey September BLOG HOP Challenge

Welcome to my BLOG today. It's the 25th, so time for the
Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop!!

The challenge was to "Wrap It Up". You can find the inspiration photo below but go here
for more details.
OH WHAT FUN!!! I still have many different ideas brewing in my head and this is only
one of them so be sure to hop around and check out all those talented people out there
participating today!!


So I decided I wanted to make some sort of wrap for a 3 wick candle from Bath and Body Works as I love to give these as teacher gifts.  So I pulled out my Front and Center die and started cutting green felt that I have an abundance of this year.  I die cut three of them and stitched the sides together on my sewing machine. The bottom formed a triangle on it's own by pulling them together at the base so I stitched those three sides until there was no longer a hole in the center. Much of the height was taken up when I did this so it worked out perfect for the shorter 3 wick candle.

  I embellished using Leaf Prints Dies, Mat Stack 5 Layerz(with Bitty dot paper),Spring Moss and Simply Chartreuse CS, felt and buttons. Dark chocolate Ink and buttons. Wreath For All Seasons Stamp Set(Happy). Orange Zest Ink and a few other non PTI supplies were the twine and Close To My Heart Charm Alphabet Set. My sewing machine and thread of course.

Here is a close up below. I ended up flipping the leaf prints dies to get the reflection of them as well as the stamped sentiment image that Betsy showed us how to do on the MIM this week. What a fun technique that was too!
Anyway, hope you enjoy your Blog hopping today, I know I will!!    TTFN!  


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Make It Monday #83: Card Aisle Inspiration

Here's my second take on the Make It Monday
this week. The inspiration card is below my card. I
don't have the polka dot stamps and the Background Basics: Postmarks
was the closest thing I could find. I better put that on my wish list!!
If I did it again I think I would start a bit more off the top of the card
so everything shifts up a couple rows. Overall, I like the look. Thanks for stopping!!

SUPPLIES: New Leaf, Blueberry Sky, Pure Poppy and Orange Zest ink.
Memento black ink. BB:Postmarks, Tag It's 10, Just the Ticket and Limitless
Labels Stamps

Monday, September 17, 2012

Make It Monday # 83: Card Aisle Inspiration

For this week's Make It Monday, the wonderfully talented Melissa Phillips challenged us to get
inspiration from the card aisle and here is the card I chose:

And here is the card I came up with for today.

Everything is PTI with a few exceptions like the Quickutz present die and the rhinestones.
Any questions about supplies I used, just leave me a comment. Just too many to list today!!
Have fun with your Make It Monday!! I had a ball, such fun!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Make It Monday # 82: Cutting Stamps

Here's a Layout I started when CKC was here in Buffalo but just found the time to actually put it together with a title. I am waiting on the birthday photos.
I used Big from Big and Bold Wishes and Birthday from Think Big Favorites #12 Summer Sunrise and Orange Zest Ink. Thanks for stopping by today!!

Make It Monday # 82: Cutting Stamps

I switched gears a bit to do a layout. These are a few of my favorite pictures of my daughter. I used the Big from Big and Bold Wishes for the stamp to cut. The whole stamp was Wish Big so I just cut it in half. The "Beautiful" is from a Close To My Heart set and the "smile" is fro.m an old Fiskars set.

The rest of the papers I used were all scrap pieces. I also used Beautiful Blooms and layered them with pop dots for some dimension. Stamped the middle one with Half & Half stamp.  That's about all for now.

Make It Monday # 82: Cutting Stamps

My Fourth and final tag for today:

PTI Supplies: I again used  "Big" that I cut from "Wish Big" in the stamp set Big and Bold Wishes.
Wonderful Words Additions, Spring Rain and Blueberry Sky Ink, Bloom Builders #3 and Filigree
Border die

Other: Rhinestones, Me and My Big Ideas Tag, Close To My Heart Stamps

Make It Monday # 82: Cutting Stamps

The third tag:
PTI supplies: Tag Die, Spring Moss CS, Spring Rain and Blueberry Sky Ink,
                      Big and Bold wishes and Wonderful Words Additions.
Other Supplies: Close To My Heart Typeface and All Occasions, washi tape and rhinestones

Make It Monday # 82: Cutting Stamps

Here is tag # 2
PTI Supplies: Big and Bold Wishes, Think Big Favorites # 12, Pure Poppy Ink, Orange Zest Ribbon
Other Supplies: Fiskars Stamp(wishes)
I used the tye dye techniques from the Stamp A Faire day with the shaving cream to make the tag.

Make It Monday: #82 Cutting Stamps

I made a few tags this weekend to have on hand. They're so great to have when you need one at the last minute like I often do.I decided to incorporate the MIM: Cutting Stamps

Supplies: PTI: Big and Bold Wishes(I cut the "WISH BIG" stamp to use just the "BIG".
                        Celebrations, Outlines Alphabet, Orange Zest and Summer Sunrise ink. Ribbon

Other Supplies: Me and My Big Ideas tag, Close To My Heart(Typeface).

Friday, September 14, 2012

Make It Monday #82: Cutting Stamps

For the Make It Monday challenge this week Erin wanted us to CUT OUR STAMPS!
Well, I'll admit, I have done it before so I didn't have a problem with it. I just had trouble
finding a good stamp to utilize for my project.

This is a Hero Arts set that I decided to use. I couldn't find the right
PTI stamp so I went with the FRIENDS FOREVER.

Here I used the Wonderful Words set for "friends" and cut the Hero Arts "forever friends" to use
forever on a fillable frame and stitched it onto the fabric page. This is a project that I have been
working on for quite some time so here's a little sneak peek for you Jen!

Once this is complete, I will post it and share the details. Hopefully sooner than later, it has been
a project in the making for far too long!!!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Make It Monday # 81: Clay Embellishments

For my last MIM challenge I decided to make a gift card holder that you can stick inside a card or on a card.  I used one of the butterfly dies to cut out my clay, baked it and embellished it with some rhinestones. I used the seed packet die for the pocket in terracotta tile and scored it for texture. I then inked up a white mat stack #4 die cut with some Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey to get the color I wanted. Stamped some grass/stems from Botanical Silhouettes in New Leaf and stuck the butterfly on right in the middle. 

If you look closely you can see that my clay has some bubbles in it. I think my oven may have been too hot. Anyone else had this happen?? The clay darkened a bit on this one too.  I still like the end result though.  Thanks for stopping!!

Make It Monday #81: Clay Embellishments with Dies and Stamps

Late night photography is horrible, I know and I apologize. You can't see any of the detail here. I stamped the poinsettia in pure poppy on the pure poppy paper so its very suttle. I used pop dots to give the flowers lots of dimension and the center of the flowers are the clay embellies that I made. The "merry christmas" is a metal embellishment that I had. I think I want to add some gold stickles to the flowers now that I've looked at them for a bit. Just too plain! What do you think?

Make It Monday #81: Clay Embellishments with Dies and Stamps

This clay embellishment came out much better than the last as far as color.  I rolled out my clay and did as Betsy does in the video found here . I then cut the clay around the die with my needle tool. I then stamped it after spritzing the stamp with water to avoid it from sticking to the clay. After it was baked I covered the heart with stickles. Stamped the tree trunk, sentiment and hearts on the card all from the Trendy Trees Stamp Set and adhered the top of the tree. This came together quickly after the embellishment was complete.  Thanks for looking!!

Make It Monday #81: Clay Embellishments with Stamps

Another MIM challenge! I wanted to mass produce this card to give to my daughters' teachers. After I baked the clay, the red turned dark burgundy so I decided to keep the same simple card but use the die with CS instead of the clay for the rest . A little washi tape and a favorite "Thanks" stamp of mine from Close To My Heart.  The apple is from PTI Fruit Fusion set.    Thanks for looking!!   

Friday, September 7, 2012

Make It Monday #81: Clay Embellishments

Wow, I just realized how you can barely see "Birthday" in the photo. It is kinda light but you can see it much better in real life.
Everything is PTI except the clay circles, fiber and embossing folder.  Thanks for stopping today!
The Make It Monday challenge with Betsy can be found here. Why not play along???

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Make It Monday #81: Clay Embellishments

Betsy Veldman shows us how to make clay embellishments on this weeks'
Make It Monday found here

Here is my clay embellishment that I made by mixing some scrap colors of Sculpey I had. I cut  a small heart in my circle, stamped it with "LOVE", poked a hole in the top with my needle tool, baked it and backed it with a small scrap of paper.

I then added it to my layout below:
Happiness is...a surprise visit from nana

This is a LO of one of my Mom's many surprise visits.  I love the happiness captured in these
photos. I couldn't find any stamps from PTI to use so I added the felt and used the double ended banner to die cut them out. Any questions about supplies...please ask!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Mr Bones' Spook Out

So, I guess this is #4. Some how I forgot my first little treat bag. Anyway, I wanted to make
something out of this plain vase I had and this was the perfect challenge.  I used a piece of vellum and cut a hole for the moon with my exacto knife. Cut the house from a Tim Holtz die. Stamped some spider webs. Trimmed it with some ribbon and stamped "Halloween wishes" to the right of the house which you can't really see due to the glowing battery operated candle.  I'm getting to really like these. Especially the ones with the timers. No worries!!  Thanks for stopping and thanks to Nichole and Heather for the fun Spook Out!

Mr. Bones' Spook Out #2

I wanted to try out some ghostly goodies with some rice paper because I made veggie spring
rolls the other day and I thought what a great way to make a ghost!  I do think they came out
super cute but not as good to eat. This is what I did:

1. Stuck marshmallow on a stick. Brushed the rice paper with some warm water mixed
with a bit of vanilla extract and some sugar.( Once the rice paper gets saturated it quickly
gets limp and sticky so you have to work kinda quick).
2. Sprinkled wet rice paper with Cupcake Gems in Shimmer white sugar made by Cakemate.
3. Draped the wet sprinkle covered rice paper over the marshmallow on the stick. Let it dry.
4. Drew on a face with Wilton Sparkle Gel and that was it. Tied on a Tiny Tag with some
bakers twine and I was done.

The true test was my daughter when she ate it. The rice paper was a bit chewy but she didn't
mind much. Then she had a second and ate all the sugar off, pulled off the rice paper and ate
the marshmallow. I agreed that the rice paper was a bit too chewy and hard to eat not to mention
it did not taste great. 
Anyway, it was fun and we enjoyed making them!!

Here is a close up of one of the ghosts below:
 If anyone has any suggestions on how to make this a little tastier or a better idea please leave me a comment!! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Papertrey Ink and Spook Out!

Papertrey Ink has been doing a Spook Out Challenge this week and it runs through the 5th. You can find it here:http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2012/09/mr-bones-halloween-spook.html

I decided to make a treat bag that I could mass produce and this is what I came up with tonight.

I made my own washi tape with tissue paper and 2 inch scor-tape. I stamped black tissue paper
with the spider web from Spooky Sweets  in fresh snow ink, stamped a spooky sentiment on a
fillable frame die. Cinched the glassine bag together with a little velvet ribbon and hung a little spidey from some bakers twine.  I don't have any Halloween treats yet so I dropped in a few pretzels
and really liked how they fit so nicely. I thought I could always cover them with white chocolate and add some sprinkles or eyes for ghosts.      Enjoy the rest of the Spook Out!!

I love your comments!!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Make It Monday #80: Making Garland

For Make It Monday this week, we were challenged to make a garland and I chose to pair it up
with the Spook Out challenge found here:  http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/The Make It Monday challenge is the post right before the Spook Out Challenge.

Anyway, I made a tag for some Halloween ".Spooky Sweets". I messed up a little on the
sentiment but decided to keep it that way for the effect.

I used Mat Stack 5, Sizzix ghost die, Spooky Sweets Stamps for sentiment, Half & Half
Stamps, google eyes, bakers twine and PTI ribbon.

Thanks for stopping and have fun on the Spook Out!!