Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge

It's Papertrey Blog Hop time again! I had to miss November and December because of holidays so I'm glad the kids let me play along today. The theme this month is to use your uninked PTI or sets that are gathering dust. I don't have any sets that have never seen ink but plenty that haven't seen it lately.

This is not my typical card. And I feel like it's missing something. Even if I knew what it was that it needs, my toddler's up and he is a mini-Godzilla in the craft room so this is it for now, lol. I fit three under-used sets on this card. The tree is from Father Knows Best, the hills are dotted with Polka Dot Basics 2, and the sun is made from one of the decorative tabs in Mini Scrapbook Series: Tabs. The sentiment is from Daily Designs Sentiments, which sees lots of ink. ;) The hills and handcut and sponged around the edges. The sun was begrudgingly handcut, too. The cloud is, of course, one of the adorable PTI cloud dies. The tree trunk I letterpressed with the woodgrain plate. That's all folks! I can't wait to see the awesomeness everyone else made! Thanks for looking!

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink Father Knows Best, Mini Scrapbook Series: Tabs, Polka Dot Basics 2, Daily Designs Sentiments

Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up! Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Marigold Morning, Close to Cocoa

Paper - Papertrey Ink Spring Rain, Kraft, Lemon Tart; Stampin' Up! Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive

Other - Papertrey Ink Woodgrain Impression Plate, Cloud Die, pop dots, sponge, scissors

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Moxie Fab: I'm So Pretty

Gotta make this SUPER quick since it's for the Tuesday Trigger and is due in, oh, 17 minutes. I loved this week's trigger! And I happened to have made a flower that looked similar recently so I had to play even though we just finished hosting a 3rd birthday party with 13 kids. ;)

I stamped this ridiculously fast. I think the gray is SU Going Gray, but I'm not certain. Whatever it is, I love it. I tried to do the faux suede technique, but then messed up the stamping so the brown is the flip side. It's thinner than cardstock now, almost like old parchment, and feels pretty cool. It needed some texture so I stamped PTI Text Style background in Versamark. The flower is from scrap fabric and the sentiment is from Star Prints. TFL!

Supplies - Stamps: Papertrey Ink Star Prints, Background Basics: Text Style

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark

Paper: Stampin' Up! Going Grey, Soft Suede

Other: Scor-tape, fabric flower

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Card Patterns and Candy Winner

It's been a challenge-filled week and since they've been stamping challenges it's all good! There have been sick family challenges, too, but we won't talk about that. ;) I was able to do Card Patterns Sketch 97 and combine it with one of the GinaK release challenges to use turquoise, brown, and kraft. The blues match better in real life, I promise! The paper is some ooollld Basic Grey Blush and the mug is from Carolyn King's adorable Warm Winter Wishes set. You can't really see it, but I embossed the brown layer with the Swiss Dots folder so it has a little texture. The ribbon is off a package or something and exploding out of my ribbon box. It's much happier now on a card with some breathing room. ;)

Now for candy! Mr. Almost Three and Therefore Knows Everything pulled Patricia's name out of the hat! Patricia I'll get you your stuff asap! Thanks for commenting everyone!

Supplies: Stamps - GinaK Warm Winter Wishes
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Paper - Papertrey Ink Kraft, GinaK Chocolate Kiss, Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla, Basic Grey Blush
Other - Copics (BG000, BG02, E15, E31, E30), ribbon, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Tuesday Trigger: Winter White

Moxie Fab World has another fabulous Tuesday Trigger and I had a chance to play! Yay! (I was so sad to miss the striped mittens last week. Too fun for words.) Anyway, this week's challenge is a beautiful cake from Martha Stewart Living.

It's gorgeous! Look at all that yummy texture! Well, it's lace, so not yummy, I guess. But undeniably beautiful! :) Super classy in white on white.

I went playful. And white on very pale grey. ;) A white sky just seemed....weird. Now, I love this sentiment. I love this whole set, but especially this sentiment. The Billie Holiday version of Come Rain or Come Shine was our wedding dance. I embossed or impressed all the clouds with different folders and impression plates. Added some ribbon and stamped the sentiment. Done. A fun little clean and simple card my husband will love. Thanks Moxie Fab.
Supplies - Stamps: Papertrey Ink Scattered Showers
Ink: Memento Desert Sand
Paper: Papertrey Ink Stampers Select White, Soft Stone
Other: Cuttlebug Embossing Folders - Floral Screen, Swiss Dots, Tiny Bubbles; Papertrey Ink Impression Plates - Sunshine, Woodgrain, In Bloom; QuicKutz Plants Embossing Folder; Stampin' Up! Satin Trim Ribbon; Papertrey Ink cloud dies; pop dots

Saturday, January 8, 2011

CPS, GinaK, and Old Paper

I actually did a CPS sketch before the deadline! Yay! I combined it with the Emboss Resist technique challenge on StampTV. Yay! :) This is for CPS Sketch:199.

It's a cute sketch. I didn't round the corners because I was afraid with the big scallops on the blossom die that it would be too many curves, but now I think I should have. I don't heat emboss much anymore because I have issues with it warping my cardstock. Pretty sure this is user error. You can't emboss resist without it, though, so I pulled out my SU Irridescent Ice, Versamark, and the butterfly from GinaK's Take Flight. No warping, but I think I still managed to overheat it because the right side of the butterfly wasn't very sparkly. I die cut it with the largest die in the Nestabilities Blossom set. After sponging it with Memento Grape Jelly and Lulu Lavender I added a smidge of stickles to balance the shimmer back out.

Now, I'm not a super purple person. I like it. I like to wear it. I just don't create with it because I have a hard time finding colors that look good with it. I pulled out severals papers from my mountain o'papers and decided on this one from the Basic Grey Lily Kate collection (making it older than my first child). Very springy, but I hope not easter eggish. The sentiment is from My Cuppa Joe. Stamped it in Grape Jelly on a kraft strip and punched the ends with a square punch to make notches and glued everything down with the pink ATG gun my mom gave me. That's pretty much it. :)

Supplies - Stamps: GinaK Take Flight, My Cuppa Joe

Ink: Versamark, Memento Grape Jelly, Lulu Lavender

Paper: PTI kraft cardstock, Georgia-Pacific white cardstock, Basic Grey Lily Kate paper

Other: Stampin' Up! Irridescent Ice embossing powder, Spellbinders Blossom Nestabilities die, Stardust Stickles, sponge daubers, craft knife, square punch

Monday, January 3, 2011

Oops! and Blogaversary Candy

Wow, um, sorry! It's been over a month since I've posted! We've been sick a few times (there's a sick boy in my lap right now) and busy with holidays and family. And I have started posts but not finished them. My bad! I definitely will start posting more often! Once a week at least and I hope more than that!

And, what do you know, it's my blogaversary today! I would have missed it if my friend Cheri hadn't pointed it out to me. I've really enjoyed sharing projects and joining blog hops and I hope to get back in the swing of things very soon. How about a little candy? Included is a Cuttlebug Paisley embossing folder, Spare Parts crochet trim, Memento Tuxedo Black Dew Drop, Making Memories Flower Shop flower assortment, Inkadinkado Inchies Butterflies and Birds stamp set, Papertrey button assortment, Pink Hedgehog Sea Rain Drops, American Craft Elements ribbon, and a fabric rosette headband - one of the many projects I've not blogged in the last month. To win just leave me a comment telling me a project you want to try this year. I'll leave this up until January 10. Don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you!
Thank you to anyone who has ever wandered over here! Happy New Year!