Friday, July 29, 2011

Happy Friday!
Here are some birthday cards that I made for a card swap.
I used an Unity stamp for the sentiment. The paper line I used is Cosmo Cricket's Delovely. I traced over the stamp and colored in the candles using Atyou-Spica Glitter Pens.
Using a Corner Chomper, I chomped the corner before folding it down and attaching it with the Tiny Attacher.
Hope you all have a fabulous and fun weekend!

Monday, July 25, 2011

All Lined Up...

Happy Monday!
I wanted to share what I made for a swap this month... it is a mystery swap, so we could make whatever we wanted. I chose to make these cute little dress forms using the Tim Holtz Alterations dies: Caged Bird and Sewing Room.

I learned how to make these when I took a class from someone who took a class from Tim Holtz!!!

I think that they are so cute! I cut the dress form out of chipboard and then stained them using Walnut Stain Distress Stain. I used various colors of the Distress Stains to color Sticky Back Canvas. I then cut out the top part of the dress form. I adhered the Sticky Back Canvas to the chipboard dress form. The "skirt" is cut using the bird cage and Grungepaper. I used Crackle Paint, Paint Dabbers, & Distress Stain to color the skirts. All the ribbon was originally white... Distress Stain fixed that though!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

dance in the rain....

just a card to remind you to always dance in the rain...

Hope you are having a splediferous weekend!
Happy Creating!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Glossy Accent Resist

Happy Tuesday! I have some really fun techniques to share today!
To make this card I started with the pink background, I used papers from Basic Grey's Lauderdale Collection. I took the patterned paper and smeared Glossy Accents over it randomly. Once it dried, I used my Ink Blending Tool and Distress Ink to ink it up! You can see where the the Glossy Accents resisted the Distress Ink.

I used Archival Ink to stamp my background stamp, Hero Arts Design Block Birthday. You want to make sure you use a permanent ink, like Archival, to stamp on to the Glossy Accents so that it stays.

Taking a piece of green patterned paper, I stamped the distressed ticket shape, (Memory Box Index Card stamp). Using the Ink Blending Tool I inked the edges with Forrest Moss Distress Ink. I stamped the flourishes using Forest Moss and Tim Holtz's stamp, Flourish 2.

I stamped the Birthday definition stamp,(Hero Arts Dictionary Greetings), on to a piece of cardstock and cut it out, distressed the edges, and inked it up with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. I used patterned paper and the Tim Holtz Alterations Die Tattered Florals to cut out the flowers. Then I ran them through the Sizzex Texture Boutique and inked them up too!

Some twine, a brad, and a metal embellishment completed the card!

I hope you were inspired! Happy Creating!

Monday, July 18, 2011

A Masking We Will Go....

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. I have some exciting news.... last week I was lucky enough to win a set of stamps from Tim Holtz's blog! A set from his new releases! Yippeeee! Even better, I got them in the mail Saturday! Aren't they pretty!?
I plan on playing with them today!

Today I want to share this card that I made using a fun masking technique.
I am really happy with this card. I started with Glimmer Mist, (in Apple) and a tree screen, both by Tattered Angels. I used a new Memory Box Stamp, (Autumn Leaf Collage)and stamped it on my card and also on to another piece of paper. I then colored the leaves in with Twinkling H2O's, cut them out, and pop-dotted them on top of the stamped image on the card. I then added glitter to the stems. I made the tickets using an Imaginisce stamp and a neat masking technique! Do you want to see????
Here it is!

I stamped the image on to my paper.

 I also stamped the image on to a piece of scrap paper and cut out the center, making my mask.

 I took my mask and laid it over the stamped image.

 ...and then stamped a background image on to my paper.

 I then stamped another stamp on top of that...

 Here is the finished embellishment:

I hope that you have been inspired to try some masking!
Have a creative day!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Card for a Friend....

Here is a card I made this morning for a friend.
I used Memory Box stamps and paper. I used my Copic Atyou-Spica Glitter Pens to add accents to the flowers on the stamped image. I inked the edges with Distress Ink Frayed Burlap.

Have a creative day!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thank You Cards

I want to share some thank you cards that I made late last... I will be sharing quite a few thank you cards in the upcoming days... I am making them for someone I love who will be needing thank you cards soon. This is a great gift idea... whether they be birthday cards, Christmas cards, or Thank You cards. Handmade cards are beautiful and one-of-a-kind! Once I get all of them made, I am going to tie them together with a ribbon.

I made this one using SEI paper. My thank you stamp is by Hero Arts.

This one I used a Memory Box ledger stamp and various papers. ...and Distress Inks!

Have a creative day!

Monday, July 11, 2011

A Scrappy Weekend!

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fun and creative weekend. I did! I still can't believe all the layouts that I did this weekend... Do you want to see? Here they are:

This double layout has been in the works for a long time. I started it and then stopped and could never really get it together... I finally finished it! Around the left page I have journaled the lyrics from The Beatles song, "I Wanna Hold Your Hand".

I had quite a bit of pictures from our visit to the sunflowers... so for this page I used the We R Memory Keepers Pocket Page. I used some ribbon and a little bit of scrapping to take it to the next level.

Simple layout.

I had fun with this layout. I took an 8x10 photo and cut it into 1" squares to create this mosaic.

 Another simple layout. The pictures were what I wanted to focus on...

I fell in love with this picture. I did a bit more with this layout. I started by laying a transparency over my photo. I used a little bit of ribbon and I did a little grouping around my journaling.

The butterfly by Prima and I cut off one side of the wings. I used some bling flourishes. The pin you see in the center of the flower was a gift! I am part of a group on Facebook, made up of fantastic women and we do swaps. This past month I received my goodies and there were several beautiful pins. I can't wait to try to make some myself!

Have a creative day!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Too Much Fun Playing in the Park... Echo Park!

Yesterday I shared a layout using Echo Park's "A Walk in the Park". Here is a card that I made using scraps from my layout. I used a card sketch from PageMaps to whip out this card super quick! I pop dotted the brown strip on to the card to add dimension! I stamped and embossed the "thank you".

Have a Happy Happy Friday!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Playing with Echo Park!

Happy Thursday! I want to share a layout that I did using Echo Park's "Walk in the Park" line.

I made these fun flowers using the stamp below. I stamped it several times on the various pattern papers and cut them out. I pop dotted some and others I glued right on the picture. I accented the flowers and leaves with my Copic Atyou-Spica pens, (they're fabulous glitter pens!). I drew the stems with Enamel Accents by Inkssentials.

The Stamp is by Hero Arts, "Flower Text".

I cut the word "playing" from my Cricut using the cartridge Alphalicious.

Have a fun & creative day!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Distress Inks... FOREVER!

Happy Wednesday! Here is a card that I made using a new stamp and Distress Ink:
I started with a clean white sheet of cardstock... using Peeled Paint, Broken China, & Walnut Stain, I inked up my background. I stamped the Clock Tower stamp using Archival Ink by Ranger. The stamp is a Tim Holtz Stamp. I stamped and embossed the word "Forever". As a finishing touch, I wrapped twine around and added a little charm.

This is the inside of the card:
I inked up the background and stamped the Keys background, (stamp by Hero Arts). I then stamped the Heart, (Tim Holtz). I didn't want my heart to be vary dark, so I inked up the stamp and stamped it on scratch paper, then without re-inking, I stamped it on my project.

Hope you have a happy day...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Out of Print... LOVE this paper!

Hello! I just wanted to share a card that I made using scraps from layouts that I recently finished.... I am using the Basic Grey Out of Print line... I LOVE THIS PAPER LINE!!! I punched out some of the circles and adhered them with different size pop dots so that they are layered. I drew my butterfly and cut it out and used pop dots to give it some dimension. I used wire to create the antenna.

Have a fabulous crafty day!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

I Scream! You Scream! We all scream for... a challenge!

Here is a layout that I just completed!
I did it for the challenge going on over at Paper Patch Crafts.
A summer fun layout based of the PageMaps sketch below:
I created mine as a double page layout. I had these great pictures of our ice cream from Yogurt Mountain. Costco has the best printing department and they offer these awesome 8x12 prints! It's like you can almost take a bite of the yummy ice-cream!
I used the paper line "Lauderdale" by Basic Grey. (A little secret... all my paper came from a 6x6 paper pad! Buying the 6x6 paper pad is cheaper and I get all the paper designs... you can create a lot of layouts from this tiny stack of papers!)

Hope you have a wonderful holiday tomorrow as we celebrate our Freedom and Independence!