Sunday, February 27, 2011

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday Challenge

This weeks challenge for PTI Make It Monday was to use scor tape for glitter lines.  I've been glittering up my scrap room ever since.  I'll be sparkley for days!    Here is what I came up with so far. 

Friday, February 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Hi Everyone, thanks so much for stopping by.  Todays project is a card I made for the PTI February blog hop.  Todays blog  hop is to use scallops in a fun way.  As my new doily dies and stamps are in the house I had to play with them.  Aren't the fabulous!?

Friday, February 18, 2011

Your a dear friend

I made this quick little card with a combination of deocrative tapes for the Get Daring with Decorative Tap Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. 

Paper: PTI
Tape: Pink Paislee, Darice
Leaf: Recolections

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

It's all about technique!!!!

Hello everyone, 
Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you like challenges as much as I do and if you do play along and you could win some scrappy goodness from my studio! 

I'm part of a wonderful little blog group called Papertrey Princesses.  Each week one of the blog group posts a challenge for everyone to play along with.  This is my week to post a challenge and I (we) would love for you to play along. 

I love to use my art supplies in new ways.  I also love challenges.  So for todays card I combined several different challenges/techniques. 

First, let me introduce you to the technique of paper piecing as found in the Paper Piecing Challenge in the Moxie Fab WorldI want you to use at least 4 layers to create your project. 

Second, I used sewing on my project to add some demension to the base layer of my project.  Sewing is so fun, you can add a touch to your project by machine or by hand. 

Third, this weeks Make it Monday challenge at Capture the Moment is to use a Vellum Sentiment strip on your project. 

And finally I stamped my image with VersaMark, used off white embossing power and heat set the image.  This provided an excellent medium to use my Glimmer Mist to paint the image.  Isn't is Beautiful! 

To win the scrappy goodness from me just link me up to your blog  or gallery (include a way to contact you if you win)  and let me know what technique or challenged you did.  Have fun!   

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Hand Stamped Embellishment Swap/Moxie Fab Challenge

Today I spent some time carfting to make my little gifits for a handmade embellishment swap over at Cooking UP Scrapbooking.  To package the swap goodies I use craft bags and stamped tags for them in coordinating colors.  This was perfect to use up scraps of paper that I had laying on my table. 

For the embellishments I use Papertrey Ink Friendship Jar Die and added a copic colored flower and tag to each jar.  Then I made coordinating flowes to go along with them.  Of cours a bow and buttons finsished these adorable embellishments.  This was perfect because the Moxie Fab Challenge was to use markers on your projects. 

Hope everyone enjoys! 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

PTI Button Challenge

Today's PTI challenge was to use buttons in a unique way.  I used buttons to make a tie for my PTI wish list.  These little note pads are so cute and yet so handy.  I use them all the time! 

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Markers: Copic

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

PTI Anniversary challenges....

Hello everyone....

I've spent the past few minutes doing something I hate to do in my craft room.  (and it wasn't cleaning!)  A very dear friend of mine has been having some struggles and dealing with ageing and ill family members and on top of surgeries and nursing homes and trying to take care of everything her Grandmother passed away yesterday.  So I've spent the last hour making a very special sympath card.  This wonder friend sent me this beautiful Tim Holtz, Natures Elements stamp set on Monday for my Birthday and I wanted to use it to make her card.  Thanks you so much for the beutiful stamps and perfect card for my BIG day! 

Traci, I'm so sorry for your loss and know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. 

I started with the PTI challenge to use one of the designers favorite color combos.  I came as close as I could to Betsy Veldman's color choices and also lifted her beautiful design for the card.  Thanks Betsy for the inspiration.  You made this job a little easier. 

I used my score pal to add texture to the background, then stamped the images and cut them out.  I mounted the images on a Spellbiners Die cut and added a sentiment fromm PTI's last years Anniversary Set.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Make it Monday Cards

Let's Capture Our Memories

Is one of those places I just love to hang out at.  As a matter of fact a waste alot of time on the internet just being chatty with the LCOM fabulous girls!  I would love for you to stop by and check out LCOM you will be inspired by all the activity and not one but 2 awesome blogs. 

First, the sketch blog offers great sketches and weekly inspiration.  With a brand new team soon to be announced. 

And second, the card blog offers fun weekly card challenges. 

And lastly there is a fabulous contest going on where you could win a $25. gift certificate to the LCOM store.  Check it out HERE!

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Webster's February Guest Designer!

I am absolutely overwhelmed, nervous, exited that Webster's asked me to guest design for them this month.  I can't even tell you how fun it's been using some of their new lines as well as stamps. Spring Market is so fresh and pretty, quite a nice break from the weather we've been having.  And Trendsetter is just over the top crafty girl fabulous!  Here is a sneak peak of what you will see  in the Webster's Gallery tonight along with an apron and gift set.  

I also want to take a moment to congratulate the new Webster's design team.  I for one can't wait to see what they did this month. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you take some time and join me over at the Webster's site for some fabulous inspiration form their new design team, as well as monthly challenges that could land you some of the new fabulous Webster's goodies.  And let us not forget sneak peaks of all the new CHA winter releases. 

Stay warm and safe,