Thursday, February 21, 2013

Baby card

A cute "Baby buttons and bows" clean and simple challenge from Anne Marie going on over at Paper Players.  You have until Friday at noon to enter the challenge at Paper Players.

Also a second challenge at City Crafter using Glitter.  You have until February 25 to enter their challenge.

Here's my take on the challenges:

I used a large scallop die (upside down) to create waves on my paper and then sprinkled glitter  on the waves as well as embossing the top portion of the card with a cloud embossing folder for the sky.

  I love this little whale, but I thought he/she looked a little lonely so I added a school of baby fish to accompany him or her.  Unfortunately I didn't have any small buttons so I used  tiny pearls as my substitute on the cloud sentiment, the "bow" as you can see is tied to the whales tail (perhaps this establishes the gender  of the whale)?

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a minute to leave me a comment,


Thursday, February 14, 2013

"Home Made for Papertrey Ink"

Yet another challenge celebrating Papertrey Ink's 6th year anniversary.  If you follow their blog you'd know that they are releasing quite a few stamps and dies this month to do with "Hand Made".  So the challenge is to make something home made, barrettes, brooches, flower pins, hair bands, etc. whatever.

I didn't have a lot of time so I opted to go with a simple "Frilly Flower" die using PTI's beautiful gray felt with just a touch of green for a couple of little leaves to peek out from behind the flowers.  I hot-fixed a rhinestone to the center of each and hot glued the felt flowers to the flip flops.  Normally since I love bling, I would have added many more, but my hot-fix wand wasn't working correctly (Murphy's Law, right)?  I thought the gray flowers coordinated well with the insole of the flip flop showing the gray/white flowers.

Here are my finished flip flops just waiting for some dry, warmer weather.

Here's a close up of the felt flower, you can see it really is gray!

 Supplies used:

Papertrey Ink Frilly flower dies, gray felt
Pair of flip flops and rhinestones

Thanks for looking and Happy Anniversary PTI!  I hope you have time to leave a comment.


Sunday, February 10, 2013

What Time is It? Party time of course!

I need a birthday card for this coming weekend and thought I'd combine my need with  The Friday Mashup challenge making a card using an image of a  clock, time piece, or black card stock or all of the above.
 Here is my card:

The stamped clock was heat embossed. I then individually (yes, one at a time) added the Roman Numerals (I was worried after all the prep work that I'd put the wrong #'s in the wrong place, so I used an existing clock  for the 9, 10, and 11 numbers).  I know, I know, I too learned the #'s in school, but that was a long time ago and I seldom  have occasion to use Roman Numerals.  The numerals were also heat embossed to give added shine. 
I purposely placed the clock face off center to add some interest plus my supply of very vanilla card stock is zilch at this time, so I had to use scraps and yes it is Very Vanilla not white as it appears in the photo (what's that all about)?

The die cut hands of the clock were cut on white card stock and then I literally dragged a black ink pad back and forth to color them.  I added a glitzy brad to the center to hold the hands and to match the color sentiment at the bottom of the card.  It must be 5 o'clock somewhere and you know that means "party time"!

Here I was trying to show the heat embossing, I guess you can see some of it.

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, it makes my day!


 Supplies used:
Focal stamps Papertrey Ink
Sentiment "    Cas-ual Stamps
Card Stock - SU Very Vanilla (I know it looks white)
and black 
Inks: Versamark, SU Primrose Petals & Basic Black

Friday, February 8, 2013

PTI's Year of the Flowers

Here's another card celebrating the 6 year anniversary of Papertrey Ink.  The challenge was to use one of the flower stamp sets from the Year of the Flowers series.  Since I only have two of the sets from the series one being the Christmas poincettia, I opted to use the other one Year of Flowers: Mums.

I used a dark gray card stock, dry embossed with a tulip edge and heat embossed the flower using versamark ink and white EP.  I added a little "glitz" in the center of each for a little pizzaz (although it's almost impossible to see in the photo)!  An angled rectangle label die and a little sentiment finishes off the card.

Thanks for visiting today and be sure to leave me a message, I'd love to hear from you.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

PTI's 6th Anniversary Challenge

Here is my card using one of the free downloads from Papertrey Ink, celebrating their 6th successful year in business!  Congratulations to PTI and thank you for all the opportunities for free gifts,  Who wouldn't love to win one of them?

Hope you like it.

Valentine Card

Wow, it's been too long since I've posted to my blog (gosh, what happened to my New Year's resolution, to post more often)?
Well here is a Valentine card I made and thought I'd share it with you.  Unfortunately the photo shows the separation of the "tail" of the party cracker, which isn't visible in real life, must be the angle the photo was taken from, but you get the idea, right?

I'd love to hear your comments on this card.

Supplies: All Papertrey Ink, except the polka dot paper (SU)