Thursday, May 28, 2009
This was another freebie digital image from FredSheSaid...called Snowflake Medallion. I printed it out in several sizes and then used several colors of Copics to color the image. I used Art Institute Crystal Glitter and foam tape to add dimenstion and glitter.
This card was inspired by the quote *snowflakes are winter's butterflies.* I added the piercing/faux stitching using SU!'s piercing template...oh, the possibilities!!!
Other items used on this card:
~white embossed paper (unknown source, but oh, so pretty!)
~Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
~SU! Photo Corner Punch
~scalloped circle panel (Archiver's)
~Signo white gel pen
~piercing tool/SU! piercing template
~Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder
~Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
To change up these flower a little, I used my Zig Pure Pink Dotta*Riffic pen. I used the BIG end for the dots and the small end for the edging. I used the same folding technique as yesterday for the flowers...but for the leaves I pinched them a bit differently. Instead of pinching the printed sides together as in the last card, on this one I pinched just the tips of the leaves down and the base of the leaf up this gives them a funky look!
Other supplies used: Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder, SU! Photo Corner Punch, black adhesive gems, black adhesive circles (JoAnns), adhesive pearls, Marvy Scalloped Circle Punch (pink one)
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The images come in a set, and this one is called Pink & Mellow. I used Copic Spica Glitter Pens to bling up the images. I used pink on the pink, lemon on the yellow and orange on the yellow for my flowes. My leaves were blinged up with the olive glitter pen.
I folded the images a bit to add some dimensional interest. To do this I simply used my craft knife on a thick foam pad to *score* the lines and then used my fingers to gently squeeze my folds in.
Other items used:
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (www.embellish-online.com)
SU! Photo Corner Punches
Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder (www.therubbercafe.com)
Hero Arts Stamp
Piercing Tool/Signo White Gel Pen
Fiber/Scalloped Circle (Archiver's)
Friday, May 22, 2009
It is Cindy's challenge this week at Embellish-Online.com....and her challenge is to use flowers!
I made this card for my brother & sister-in-law who are celebrating an anniversary this weekend!
Card base is SU!'s Sahara Sand. Designer paper is from BasicGrey's Granola Collection. I re-purposed my Prima Marketing flower packaging....am I *green* or what?! I was tickled that I was able to leave the lovebirds peeking out since it's an anniversary card and all! I used BasicGrey's chipboard for their initials, and left it *naked* since it matched the packaging and cardstock perfectly. Glittered designer paper is from Prima, as are the collage flowers. Vintage ribbon, mini brads, pinwheels from Paper Wishes and the stamp from Penny Black finish off the card.
We would love to have you join us with your flower card ideas. If you do, you can read all about the challenge HERE. ~michelle~
Saturday, May 16, 2009
You may have seen these One Sheet Boxes when I posted the ones I made for my parent's 40th Wedding Anniversary back in December. I just finished a batch of these for another 40th Wedding Anniversary celebrated this weekend! These were done as party favors for each of the guests, they held a variety of truffles and also served as the place cards for the dinner party.
Friday, May 15, 2009
This week's Challenge Hostess was Daniela. She challenged us to stamp on punched shapes. I stamped on the Top Note Die before embossing it....and I stamped on the butterfly punches as well. This was a fun idea I'd like to try in a few more ways.
For this card I stamped Rose's Garden from Stampavie with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored her with Copic Markers and highlighted her top trim, hair bow and garden tools with Spica Glitter Pens. The designer paper is from BasicGrey's Urban Prairie Collection. I stamped the die cut with Maya Road Sakura Clear Stamps and then embossed it with Cuttlebug's Diamond in the Rough Embossing Folder.
I'm loving the scalloped oval punch from SU!, it's just fun! Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, May 11, 2009
I stamped SU!'s Print Pattern in white Stazon on Acetate. The liner of the card is from Imaginisce's Fairest Of Them All Collection. It is simply *tied* into the card with the ribbon.
A scalloped oval of Very Vanilla cardstock has been attached to the inside of the acetate to frame the oval on the front of the card.
Friday, May 8, 2009
The Challenge Details: Use any or all of these colors on your creation, be it a card, layout, or project!
Chocolate Chip, Lavender, Sky Blue, Lime Green
This card uses designer paper by Fancy Pants, Simplicity Collection. The cute little girl is by Stampavie as well, and is colored with Copic Markers and Spica Glitter pens.
Other items used: Nestabilities, K&Co Tags, BasicGrey Brad, Misc. Ribbon, Flower Gem.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Little details....the school months are showing in the stamped ring to the right of the verse. I covered up June, July and August with the matted quote. The quote is stamped on a stamp of handwriting paper in Baja Breeze ink. Owl is colored with Copics and Spica Glitter pens highlight the owls eyes and beak.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
When I received these fun papers from Embellish-Online.com I immediately thought of these photos I took the other day of the kids playing outside. I like taking LOTS of photos of the kids doing ordinary everyday things....I catch lots of expressions and quirks that make them *them!*
This page features RIBBIT from American Craft's Backyard Collection. I cut out the butterflies from FLITTER, bent the wings slightly and attached them with glue dots. The Journal Sticker is from the TEEN Collection, and coordinates perfectly.
This page features SNAP from the Backyard Collection. I used more of the butterflies to tie the pages together. I like getting a lot of photos on a page....and I think I'll be using this layout again.
Other info: journal stamp by Stampers Anonymous. Rich Cocoa Memento Ink.
Monday, May 4, 2009
The houses are from Midge Gathermore designer paper from the Craft Fair Collection.
The image is a Kolette Hall image designed for Studio G...a $1 Michael's stamp that is so similar in style I just had to ink it up!
The Embellish-Online Design Team has been announced for June-December of 2009, and I'm very excited to be a part of the team for another term! I look forward to sharing my projects with you here! If you've never been, click on the logo on my sidebar....use the code GLITTER to save 20% off of your entire order, including the discounted items! There are many items that have deep discounts, and discounts on top of discounts is my kind of shopping!! Have Fun!!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
I made this card for Embellish-Online's Friday Challenge last week. Our challenge was Festive Floral Fauna, and our Hostess was Ching!
For my card I used an Artistic Outpost image that I stamped on a piece of glossy paper that I applied alcohol reinkers to. I cut it out and mounted it on a SU! Top Note Die panel that I embossed with Cuttlebug's Script Embossing Folder. For a fun look I used the die with the embossed writing sideways....so it looks more like a squiggly stripe! I liked the effect!
The delicious ribbon is May Arts, and the flower is by Prima! The designer paper is from BasicGrey's Porcelain Collection and was a perfect match. Card base is SU!'s Chocolate Chip. Congratulations is by Purple Onion Designs. Martha Stewart's Doily Punch and adhesive pearls finish the card.
Thanks for popping by!!