Monday, August 31, 2015

SAF: Unconventional Materials

So, I decided to utilize more of my unconventional materials and make another card for the challenge
found here.  I used this reflective tape(red and white were in the package):
I used the red and made this:
I die cut hearts out of the tape using the shaker heart confetti die and the circle stamp 
is by Prima. Sentiment is from Monthly Moments:February.

That's all for now!!   Can't wait until next year!!

SAF: Unconventional Materials

So, here is the other card I created with my unconventional materials. You can find the challenge here.
Here is what I used for my card: the red and white(kinda like silver) reflective tape.
and here is my card:
I made two panels, one red and one white of relective tape.
Used the heart coverplate to die cut both. Switched some hearts around.

Mounted it on Soft Stone CS. Added my sentiment onto 3 grey die cut heart borders. Stamped
a sentiment from Love Lives Here and that's it.  

SAF: Unconventional Materials Challenge

So, I started this challenge on Saturday with Stamp-A-Faire and you can find this challenge here.
I think this is the one challenge that got me to really think the most. After browsing around int he hardware store during the week. I had a few items that I knew I'd find in my basement so I shopped at my own house and saved some $$! More to spend on stamps, Yay!

First off, I'd like to show you my first card and see if you have any idea of what I used:

Here's how it started:

Well, I got some small chain lengths and spread them out and used them like a stencil!
I sprayed some some Prima Color Bloom in Antique Gold and Cobalt. Added some dimension by raising a couple panels and it looked like the sea to me.
 Mounted it on PTI Blueberry Sky and cut fish out of Fine Linen and Blueberry Sky, stamped them and the bkgd and that's it! Used Spring Rain and Simply Chartreuse ink
 I went with SSS Best Fishes Stamp Set.

So, anyway, this is what I got in my basement:
Some red and white reflective tape for $4.99 and the chain link  which I know was a couple bucks at the most.    Wait til you see the next card!

SAF: Accessories-bangles


 So, on to the bangles, which were a big problem for me.  For some reason,
they did not hold their shape very well.  I used the best one I had and painted it a white
pearlized metallic color and that made it open up even more! I stamped it anyway to
see if I liked it in case I decided to try again with different sticks.
Here is my failed attempt at the bangles:
I really do want to try this again, I had many ideas I wanted to try but didn't want to waste 
my time or supplies since the bangles didn't hold shape. I had small felt flowers and felt buttons
to glue on them but didn't bother.

Oh well, see ya'll later!!

SAF: Accessories Challenge

Stamp-A-Faire is over but the links are still open until tomorrow morning 7am! So finish up crafters and get it linked up! You can find the Accessories Challenge here!
Erin made this beauty!

I did not have it in the budget to buy the SAF kit so I just used what I had (which was
definately managable) and here is my necklace!
I didn't have just the right button so I still want to add something to my centers but I didn't have
any beads I liked either. I used ocean tides and grey felt along with some leather and wall paper cuts
I had laying around.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

SAF: Make It Work

After a good night of sleep, I feel refreshed and ready to continue to finish up what I started yesterday with Stamp-A-Faire.

 This challenge ,Make it Work  really got me to think about how I could change what I didn't think worked at all.  I thought the PP I used was too busy for the die. So, I scratched it.  While I looked at it, I thought if I outlined the words to define it a bit more, that might help.
Here is what I had:
and here is the card I made after outlining the words. 

I could not help myself with that bottom line. That's ALL I could think of while making this
so I figured why not put it on there? Right? For those of you that are my age, I'm sure you'll chuckle.

Anyway, I think I accomplished what I set out to do. I do think it works now.
That's all for now.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

SAF:Red Carpet Finale

Another Day, another Stamp-A-Faire has passed. What fun today was I must say!!  I hope to finish up a few projects tomorrow and Monday. Until then I just wanted to post my last picture for the night. It is quite difficult to get a selfie with a SLR camera, I tried too many times to count so, here I am with my favorite card of the day!!
Good night to all and thank you to everyone of the DT and Nichole for putting all of this together
for us so we could enjoy another fabulous day getting inky with our favorite PTI stamping supplies!!

SAF: Runway Inspiration Challenge

I knew exactly which inspiration photo I wanted to choose, I could see it and I finally got one to come out how I pictured it and thanks to Betsy for her inpiration as well. That'll be all for know. I am itching to get to bed!  

 The inspiration photo:

Runway inspired

Here is my card, one of my favorites for the day:
Good night!!

SAF: Pins + Needles

I decided to jump to Stamped + Stitches. I think it's too late for me to be operating any type of machine with needles! So I went with what Heather showed us without a machine and just stamping.
I did the shadow stamping and here is what I made:
Considering what a long day it has been, I am very happy with the outcome and I NEVER use berry sorbet either! Another accomplishment, Garden Gild has finally seen ink!! Yay!!

SAF: Mix + Match Challenge-with Dawn

So, here is my other card from the Mix and Match Challenge from Stamp-A-Faire 2015.( It has been so much fun, so far.)

Dawn gave us some tips on how to choose some colors. I went for Pinefeather because I NEVER use it. Now, I don't know if it's because it's a dark color or if it's because I just don't like to use it but anyway, I decided to stamp(Happy Notes) since I haven't done much stamping today. So, here it is:
I think I should have moved the sentiment to the left, I don't know, it's just kinda blah!

On to the next challenge!!

SAF: Mix + Match Challenge

This was definately a challenge for me and got me out of my comfort zone. The outcome, well, lets just say, I got another card or two. Nothing great but I did learn a few things from Betsy and Dawn.
It was a fun challenge.   Here is my first card for Mixing Patterns with Betsy:

I used the Men of Life PP pack,Kraft and Pure Poppy CS, MFT Circle Frames and Scripty Sayings from Lawn Fawn, the star die from Tipped Tops.   Back in a bit!

SAF 2015:Threads Challenge-Twine

Moving on with Stamp-A-Faire, I cannot believe the day is already half over!!

Okay so, here is another card for the threads challenge. This time I used twine for stitching.

Clean and Simple for sure!!

I think I  eed to go outside and get my pictures, they are coming out sooo dark, will try harder next time, sorry!!

SAF 2015: Threads Challenge

Moving on!! The Threads Challenge is up next.
Laura shows us how to create thread nests. Very cool but I gotta work on this one!
Here is my card:
I had intended to put the nest under the label but I didn't think it'd be seen so I put it under
the thanks and I do think I need more thread! Oh well! I used Heidi Swapp magic paper and some distress inks, mounted it on Limeaid Ice(my new favorite color). The label is from Little B that I backed with some cardstock because they are like post it weight. Added my thanks in Limeaid Ice(Wet Paint Die) and that's it.    Bye Bye!

Stamp-A-Faire: Patterns Challenge

If you have somehow stumbled across my blog today, you're in for a treat as many crafters around the world are taking part in Stamp-A-Faire today.

So, for the next challenge:   I chose the pattern that Heather put together as seen here:
I am trying to vary my cards today so I'll have a nice stash of everything needed, I hope.
Surprisingly, I am keeping up with the challenges and even keeping my space workable,
meaning, putting things away as I go!  The day is moving along quickly and so far without a hitch!!
So, on to my card:
I used Simple Sunflower and embossed the sunflowers with Zing embossing powders onto 
Smokey Shadow CS. I put that panel onto Lime Ice CS after embossing the flower center as 
a border down the side. I then mounted my sentiment from Wet Paint Dies onto a strip of Smokey Shadow PP.      Onto the next challenge!!

Stamp-A-Faire: Bridal Challenge-white wedding card

So, for this early morning challenge, we were asked to make a wedding card
with nothing but white supplies with the exception of a nuetral for the sentiment.

So, here it is folks!!
I used the Pretty Peonies Stamp Set and Dies. Inlaid the happy after I stamped it and embossed it with pearl embossing powder. Embossed the rest of the layer with a Sizzix folder. Added the rest of my sentiment on vellum(double ended banner die) with second generation stamping in black. I finished it off with some clear and frosted acrylic hearts.  That's all for now!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday Night Prep for the big day! Stamp-A-Faire!!

Ready, Set......GO!!!

So, I added a card table to my room since my desk seems to fill up so fast, I hope this helps this year. My sticks are boiling and I am ready, coffee pot set.  Can't wait......Let's Create!!!    One more sleep,
see you all tomorrow!!

Stamp-a-faire is finally here!

I look forward to this day every year and I was lucky enough to have nothing that important going on tomorrow to join in on the fun!! The kick off is actually tonight and you can find it here!

As for my first challenge, I chose to go with the water color trend. It's so popular and almost all the cards done by the design team went this route.

I did not get the Stamp-a-faire kit so I used the Fancy That Stamp Set and here is my card:

I hope everyone enjoys all the fun tomorrow!! Any questions? Leave me a comment, I love to hear from everyone!! Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Score!! New(to me) ink storage and organization.

I found this at my local thrift store for $4.99. I think this was a cassette holder, made by Napa Valley. It fits my Distress Ink perfectly and some others. Pads that have a slight curve to the top like Simon Says Stamp and MFT do not fit. I am hoping(fingers crossed) the new style PTI ones will, but I do not have any of those yet.   This makes it so much easier when wanting just one color. I had a place for my distress pads but always had to take down all six stacked upon each other to get the color I wanted.    I better catch up with my labels! My newest distress colors are still waiting for labels!!

Until next time....TTFN

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop Challenge

August Blog Hop Inspiration

So, here is the inspiration photo for the Blog Hop this month over at Papertrey Ink, isn't it gorgeous?

Here's what I ended up with:

Papertrey Ink Supplies: Friendly Flowers Stamp Set(sentiment), Scarlet Jewel CS, Scarlet Jewel, Autumn Rose, Melon Berry, and Hibiscus Burst Inks.

Other Supplies: Slight Alterations Stamp Set by Tim Holtz, Mustard Seed and Spun Sugar Distress Inks.

That's all for now, have fun hopping along today!!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Make It Monday # 220: Die Cut Mini Notebooks

Ok, I know, it has been quite sometime since I have posted anything!  Life got in the way for a bit but I wanted to play along with this week's MIM because it looked like fun, and who can't use a mini notebook?  So here's my project:

So, I used PTI Stitched Tag Die, Take Note Stamp Set and Bitty Bouquets Stamp Set, PTI CS
Other Supplies: Misc felt flowers, twine and SSS Stitched Rectangles

That's all I got for now! Thanks for looking!!