Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Hi everyone!! As I'm typing this it is only 86 degrees outside, which is SO much better than the 111 degrees it was last night at this time. UGH!! My son keeps asking me if we are having a heat wave, "UH YEAH!! For sure!!" LOL!
I have a fun post to share with you today! It is fairly picture heavy, but I hope you enjoy it! I love the dies from Lil' Inker Designs and was playing around with one of the pinwheel dies. Let me tell you that that die is so much fun! I love looking for other ways to use my dies and I came across a fun discovery as I was bending and folding it. Wanna see?
Monday, July 25, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Hey all!! I wanted to pop in with a super quick post today! This is another window card like the one I showed yesterday only in a different color scheme.
Stamps: Lil' Inker Designs Sentiment Flags
Paper: PTI Lemon Tart, DCWV (for the reddish color), My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose Gertie
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Other: Lil' Inker Designs Sentiment Flags Die, PTI Fillable Frames Die, PTI Impression Plate, Corner Rounder
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Today I have a card to share with you that is a twist on the traditional window cards. When you first see it you may wonder how it qualifies for a window card in the first place...and maybe it doesn't! LOL!!
I cut the frame 3 times. Once with the patterned paper that you see now, once with another piece of patterned paper and once with the Hawaiian Shores Cardstock. Then, I took the Sentiments Flag dies from Lil' Inker Designs and cut out the flag shape from the cardstock mat. I adhered together the two pieces of patterned paper so that each side shows the pattern (you'll see why in a minute). Then, I popped up the cardstock piece on top of the patterned paper with dimensionals.
Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Lil' Inker Designs Sentiment Flags, PTI Inside & Out Birthday
Paper: Kraft, Royal Velvet, New Leaf, Echo Park Summer Days
Ink: True Black, Palette Violete & Giverny Green
Other: Lil' Inker Designs Sentiment Flags Die, PTI Fillable Frame Die, Pop Dots
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Hey everyone! How are you all doing? It is another super HOT week here!! It was up to 110 degrees this weekend (YUCK) and will continue to be hot ALL WEEK! It's a stay-inside-if-you-can kind of week!
It's my turn to host the Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge! You all know how much I love to use twine in my projects! So, I thought a fitting challenge would be to create a card or a project that incorporates twine in some way. If you don't have twine, you could use floss or something else that is similar...but no ribbon (unless that is ALL you have to choose from!). Here's my card:
I chose four colors of twine from The Twinery (LOVE their twine SO MUCH!!) and that determined the color combination for the card. I love how festive and summery this turned out. I used my corner chomper to round the top right-hand corner of the card also.
Paper: Stampers Select White
Other: Sunshine Impression Plate, Pop Dots, Twinery Twine, corner chomper
Saturday, July 9, 2011
I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!! My son is begging to watch Star Wars III so I told him after I posted this, we would watch it! LOL! I grew up watching Star Wars and loving it so I guess that has gone full circle now that Mason enjoys it too.
I was playing with some new paper today and kept seeing rainbows again so I decided to pull out the Lil' Inkers Dies and try something different. I have had an idea in my head since I first ordered these dies to make a 3D rainbow of sorts by cutting the die cuts and layering them so that each layer is higher then the one before. This card was the first result of that experiment.
Stamps: Lil' Inker Designs Rainbows & Clouds, PTI Boy Basics: Simple Circles
Paper: Echo Park Summer Days, PTI 2008 Bitty Box Basics, Raspberry Fizz & Lemon Tart cardstock, DCWV Glitter Paper
Ink: True Black, Champagne VersaMark
Other: Lil' Inker Designs Rainbows & Clouds Dies, PTI Tiny Tags Dies, Twinery Berry Sorbet twine, Rhinestone, Pop Dots, Glue Dots
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Hello! I have a post up on The Twinery's blog today and wanted to also share it with my readers. If you are familiar with my work, you probably know that I love to show off the Twinery's twine and make it shine in clean and simple ways. Well, today I decided to shake things up a little. I have a big and bold and busy card to share with you today!
For the wings, I used a circle punch and punched out two circles. The first circle was punched from acetate and the 2nd circle was punched with vellum. I ran the vellum circle through my die cutting machine and impressed a design on the circle. I then cut the circles in half and attached each 1/2 to the back of the body. For the head, I traced the clip art bee head onto my black cardstock, cut it out and attached it to the back of the bee.
For the clouds, I used the same process I did on the first card for the Twinery-Stamps of Life blog hop that you can find here. Basically, I stitched twine from the Twinery around the edge of the clouds. I then frayed the edges of the muslin to give it that fuzzy look.
I added a small Maraschino twine bow to the sentiment panel. I love the way that tiny bit of twine adds so much interest to the panel!