Tuesday, February 26, 2013

PaperCrafts Magazine Challenge 10, Make your own Buttons

Continuing on my quest to complete the challenges posted in THIS magazine, today's card features home made buttons. Easy peasy to do...punch circles from DSP, apply Crystal Effects, let dry, adhere circles to punched out card board for thickness, and punch holes in the centre with your Crop a Dile. Voila, simple, coordinating home made buttons to adorn ANY project!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Primrose Petals DSP and Dtampin' Write, Whisper White DSP, Print Poetry DSP, 1 1/4" Circle Large Punch, 1" Circle Medium Punch, You're Amazing Stamp Set, Bakers Twine, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starfruit Stampin' Writes.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

PaperCrafts Magazine, Challenge #9-Use Bleach

Hi everyone! Have you guys seen THIS mag yet? I am seriously loving the creativity boost it's inspiring! Challenge #9 was to use bleach. I made a little "stamp pad" out of paper towels and a bit of bleach, and came up with this vintage-y looking card. Just as a bit of warning...the bleach continues to lighten the card stock for quite a while after the image first appears. My bicycle was a perfect Creamy Caramel color (retired SU! CS) when I made the card, but by the time I photographed it the next day, it had lightened to a Crumb Cake color.

If you're inspired to make a card using today's challenge, I'd love to see it! Please link it below.

Ingredients: (All SU! unless otherwise noted)
Early Espresso CS and Baker's Twine, Creamy Caramel CS (retired), Button Latte Buttons, Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set, Soft Suede Classic Ink, Bleach from laundry room :o) and Doily from my crafty stash

Friday, February 22, 2013

PaperCrafts Magazine, Challenge #8-Use a Yard of Ribbon

Hi there friends! I have to say, I surprised myself and used way more than a yard of ribbon on this card! At first I thought it would never happen, but after I had that yummy Espresso Scalloped Tulle Ribbon down, I knew I needed to add some Pretty in Pink Stitched Grosgrain to make a sweet little baby card! Hope you enjoy! (and I hope someone I know has a baby girl soon so I can send this card! ;o)

Please join me in creating cards from the challenges in THIS PaperCrafts mag. Link your creations below!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Crumb Cake CS, Pink Pirouette CS, Pretty In Pink Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Early Espresso Classic Ink,  3 1/2" Tulle Ribbon and Bakers Twine, Linen Thread, Tiny Tags Stamp Set, Jewelry Punch, Vintage Trinkets, Trinket Crowns, Basic Pearl

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

PaperCrafts Magazine Challenge 7-Use 10 Embellishments

Morning all! I am loving the PaperCrafts Challenge Magazine! I hope you are enjoying it as well, and also joining me on my journey! I plan to create all 75 challenges and post them here. I am hoping you will post your creations to the linky below...I'd love to see them!

So, I've thrown in an extra challenge for myself in all of my creations....I'm hoping to use up all my gorgeous products that I've been hoarding! No more new stuff until these challenges are done. These buttons and brads have been sitting in my cupboard for a bit, and I'm so happy I got to use them here. Beautiful, aren't they?

Ingredients: (All SU! unless otherwise noted)
Wisteria Wonder CS, Basic Grey Stampin' Write, StayzOn Ink, VersaMark Ink, Netting Background Stamp, Bitty Banner Framelits, Itty Bitty Banners, Heat Tool, Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine, Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink, Silver Embossing Powder, Jar Stamp (non SU!)

Monday, February 18, 2013

PaperCrafts Magazine Challenge 6-Use Nothing But Stickers

So I thought the challenge in THIS mag would be waaaaay too challenging for me. Use ONLY stickers on a card?!? Luckily, I am one of those "I need a little bit of all types of crafty products in my house" type of people and pulled out the kids sticker boxes. Ohh la la! I could have made a few cards using this challenge! Love it!

Join me, and post a link below show casing your "Sticker Only" card!

(and, if you live near Toronto, and LOVE stickers, I highly recommend visiting the SandyLion Sticker Warehouse...you'll LOVE it!)

Ingredients: (All SU! unless otherwise noted)
Daffodil Delight CS, Real Red CS, Whisper White CS, Stickers from the SandyLion Sticker Warehouse :o)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

PaperCrafts Magazine Challenge #5-Make a Quilt Inspired Card

I received a card similar to this in a shoebox swap last month, and commented that I have always wanted to make one. Well, Challenge #5 in THIS PaperCrafts mag is to make a "quilt Inspired" card, so I got my wish! It was fun, and definitely one I will make again!

Join me, and post a link to a card you've created with a quilting theme!

Ingredients: (All SU! unless otherwise noted)
Happiest Birthday Wishes Stamp Set, Midnight Muse CS, Stampin' Write and Classic Ink, 1" Square Punch, Print Poetry DSP, Piercing Tool and Matt, Pearl (non SU!)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

PaperCrafts Magazine Challenge 4-Stamp With Paint

Morning Everyone! I love, love, LOVE this card and it's all thanks to THIS mag! I never would have thought to stamp with paint before, but I love the extra grunge rock look it gives this card! I know these stamp sets are retired, but they are among my personal faves, and won't ever be shooed from my studio!

Join me, and post a link to a card you've created using paint to stamp with!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Extreme Elements Stamp Set, Extreme Skateboard Stamp Set, Basic Grey CS, Daffodil Deligt CS, Basic Black CS, StayzOn Ink, Brights Brads, Piercing Matt and Tool, 1" Square Punch, Paint from my crafty stash

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

"Feel Goods" Card Class, Sat. Mar. 2, 1-4pm

Join us to make 10 cards, 2 each of the above designs. This class features the new Feel Goods Stamp Set in the current Spring Catalogue. Click on the photo for a better view of the cards. I have to tell you, this is my FAVOURITE new stamp set. Who couldn't use a bit of feel good sentiments on a card?!? Contact me today, to save your seat. $25

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

PaperCrafts Magazine Challenge 3-Stamp on Felt

Morning everyone! Here is Challenge #3 from THIS mag, which I adore! I only had white felt in the house, and my plan for all of these challenges, is to use products I already have in the house :o) I went soft and elegant with this pretty little card. My black StayzOn looks light grey on the felt (think I need to re-ink my pad!), but I like the look!

Join me, and link your "stamped on felt" card below!

Ingredients: (All SU! unless otherwise noted)
Basic Grey CS and Classic Ink, Raspberry Ripple CS, Classic Ink and 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Four Frames Stamp Set, Thank You Kindly Stamp Set, Fancy Label Punch, Whisper White CS, Polka Dot Background Stamp, Felt (non SU!), StayzOn Ink

Sunday, February 10, 2013

PaperCrafts Magazine challenge 2-Make a Creative Handmade Flower

Hi everyone! Welcome back to challenge #2 from THIS mag! I'm lovin' it!!! Todays flowers were made from doilies I brayered with So Saffron Classic Ink to give them an even, soft coloring. I cut out the centre circle of the doily, added Sticky Strip to the cut edge, and loosely rolled them into a flower form. Although I won't be ale to mail these cards, I will definitely be making flowers like this again...that's the neat thing about these challenges. I'm learning different techniques I would never have normally tried!
And this card is the WHOLE reason I bought this magazine! Seriously! I've adapted it to my punches and used Stampin' Up! products to CASE it,  but I loved the original version so much I had to copy it!

Please join me in these fun challenges, and add your card below using the linky!

Ingredients: (all SU! unless otherwise noted)
Family Reunion Stamp Set, Baja Breeze CS and Classic Ink, Whisper White CS, So Saffron CS and Classic Ink, XL 2 step Bird Punch, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Brayer, Doilies (non SU!)

Friday, February 8, 2013

PaperCrafts Challenge #1, Use a Page from the Phone Book

Oh my word! Have you guys seen THIS magazine?!? PaperCrafts Magazine released a mag subtitled "75 Creative Card Challenges" and my goal is to complete them one at a time and post them here. I'll add a linky too, and hopefully some of you will want to play along with me and share your creations!

 So Challenge #1 was to use a page from your phone book. And on a personal challenge, I've decided NOT to buy anything for these challenges, I have to start using up my stash of products, and even some of my products I haven't done anything with...so VOILA! My Elegant Bird Bigz die (that I've owned since its release) is FINALLY  being showcased! Wahoo to challenges AND using stashed away items! :o)

Ingredients: (All SU! unless otherwise mentioned)
Rose Red CS and Stampin' Write, Very Vanilla CS, Perfect Plum CS, Stampin' Write and Classic Ink, Polka Dots Background Stamp, Elegant Bird Bigz Die, Bitty Banners Framelits Die, Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set, Basic Pearls, Phone book page from local phone book :o) and twig from local bush :o)

So click below to add a link to your card if you wish to join me! Have fun with it, and come back in 2 days to see another challenge!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Interesting Inspiration....

Do you ever see a pattern or a layout in a totally unusual area and think it would make a GREAT card? This one came from a swim suit at the gym! I never ran into the lady again after that day, I'd planned on giving this to her to thank her for the inspiration!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Basic Black CS, Very Vanilla CS, Wild Wasabi CS and Classic Ink, Basic Gems (colored with a Sharpie Marker), 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Greeting Card Class

Hi everyone! These cards are from a class held back in November. We made 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs). We kept them "sentiment free" so they could be used for any occasion. Cards #2 and #4 were CASEd from somewhere, but now I can't find where from. If they belong to you, please let me know so I can give credit where it is due!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Super Sweet, Super Easy Place Setting

 As I said, I'll be going backwards to post projects made over the past few months, in order to catch up on my long neglected blogging! These place card settings were originally made for the Holiday Hoopla 2012 event that Deb, Cathy and I held way back in November. Needless to say they made an appearance at several parties after that day. So quick and simple to make (thanks to the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Die, and Ornament Keepsake Stamp Set which are both still available to order) and so sweet with the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set, and the Jewelery Tag Medium Punch which was topped off with a gold thread bow and a (retired) tiny jingle bell. They were well received by all!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Christmas Countdown 2012 Swaps

 Good morning everyone! These were the Christmas Countdown Swaps I created for our 2012 team swap. Once again, I used the Jacob's Ladder technique. In the photos below, you'll see that whether you open the cards bottom up, or top down, the ribbons will hold the gift cards in place. They're truly a cool card to play with!

This is how I packaged my gift card. We are to make the packaging simple, and so I wanted to show you that with only 1 stamp, and a few scraps of paper, even a plain white envie can turn into a pretty little gift package! Love it!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Summer Starfruit CS, Classic Ink, and 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Real Red CS, Whisper White CS, Marina Mist CS, Scallop Square Punch, 25 + Counting Stamp Set, Ornament Keepsake Stamp Set, Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies, 1" Square Punch, Basic Gems.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Merry & Bright Christmas Card

Hi there! I'm embarrassed to admit, I've had MDS for many years now, and MDS 2 since it was released, and I really haven't had an opportunity to work with it. So, in December, I sat down and started to play. I created this postcard for friends as a hostess gift, and they LOVED it! I printed off 100 of them so I am sure there are some floating around out there somewhere :o) (in case you are wondering, we ran together in  the Santa Pursuit, a fundraising run in our city, and the photo was taken there. Imagine 1000+ Santa's running down the road! It was so fun!!!) I definitely plan to experiment some more with MDS, stay tuned for results!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Valentine's Day Class. Sat. Feb 2, 3-5pm

Hello everyone! I"m back! I have so much to share, so many cards and 3D items made in the past few months of non posting, that I felt quite overwhelmed. And as a result, got waaaaaay behind on my posts. Then it seemed like too much work to start again. But alas, here I am, and will have frequent posts to catch up to current day creations. Hope you enjoy! :o)

Come join me on Sat. Feb 2, from 3-5pm (it won't take you that long, but we have the time booked to gab and create if you want to work slowly) to make 1 each of the above cards. If you'd like to put in a double order, lmk and I'll prep 2 kits for you. Cost: $10. Contact me today to save your seat!

PS- This post will stay at the top until the class is over, please continue to come back to check out new posts below!

Valentine's Day Card Class

Hi everyone! I hope you'll be joining us for today's Valentine's Day Card Class. We are making one of each of the following cards. If you've missed signing up, and want to create these cards, contact me today to book your own party, or a class for you and your friends!

 I love, love, LOVE this card. Can't you see it as a wedding card, or with a change of paper, little girl's birthday invite, a grad card or a 16th Birthday card? Love it! It features the new Dress Up Framelits Dies, and a few embossing folders. Easy peasy but so pretty! (CASEd from Inking Idaho)

 This card features a bit of quilling, it was my 1st attempt at it, and truly, not very difficult! The gemstones have been colored with a black Sharpie Marker, an easy way to make your gems match any color you want!

 This card was inspired by a commercial Christmas Card I received this year, and I have to tell you, it's much prettier IRL. Sparkly, and 3D, absolutely beautiful!

And for the final card, I've saved the soft romantic one for the end. Some textured edges, buttons and bows and doilies, make for a great Valentine's Day Card!

Ingredients: (all SU! unless otherwise noted)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Perfect Plum
DSP: Print Poetry
Classic Inks: Crumb Cake, Basic Grey, Perfect Plum, Raspberry Ripple
Craft Ink: Whisper White
Embossing Powder: White
Embossing Folders: Manhattan Flowers, Petals-a-Plenty, Woodrgain
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Basic Gems, Buttons, Raspberry Ripple Stitched 3/8" Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread
Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Lovely Letters Alphabet, En Francais Background Stamp
Dies: Dress Up Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Hearts Collection Framelits,
Non SU!: Doilies

Friday, February 1, 2013

Super Cute Snowman Chocolate Bar Wrapper

I received this gift from my sideline, Dusty, in my Christmas Countdown Swaps this year. She designed it all on My Digital Studio and printed it on Whisper White CS. So simple (once it's all designed! ;o) and SO sweet! The addition of a hand stitched touque and scarf and that teeny tiny tag sentiment finish it off perfectly! Thanks Dusty!