Showing posts with label Paper Piecing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paper Piecing. Show all posts

Friday, September 26, 2014

WMS Sneak Peek Day 2 - Frosty in the Pines

Welcome to day 2 of the Waltzingmouse September Release Sneak Peeks!  Today the Design Team is working with a wonderful snowman set called Frosty in the Pines.
I paper pieced the hat, scarf and cardinal on Frosty, coloring in his nose and the birds beak with a Copic - and coloring over his button eyes, mouth and buttons with a Glaze Pen - so they're shiny!  I used the large and middle size trees from the set on  my background - as well as 3 snowflakes - plus a scattering of sequins!  I fussy cut Frosty  and popped him up over the forest with foam dots.
You'll find lots of lovely projects using Frosty in the Pines at the following DT links!
Anya Schrier
Becca Feeken
Jeanne Jachna
Julia Aston - Me!
Karin Ã…kesdotter
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Sandie Dunne
Tosha Leyendekker
Claire Brennan - Owner/Designer

Stamps:  Frosty in the Pines - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, True Black, Enchanted Evening - PTI, DP Pyrus Paper Pad- Basic Grey
Ink:  Archival Watering Can and Jet Black
Accessories:  Copics YR04, BG10, Black Gelly Roll Glaze Pen - Sakura, Winter Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, foam tape, Modern Label Punch - SU

Monday, February 13, 2012

Make a Wish

Hi stampers!  I made today's card for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge - clean and simple paper piecing.
First, I stamped this adorable fairy by The Craft's Meow directly on the card with Memento London Fog ink.  I liked the softer tone of the grey rather than stamping it in black.

Then I paper pieced the wings and dress - stamping those parts on dotted patterned papers, cutting them out and adhering them over the stamped image. 

Keeping it CAS - i just added two Tiny Twinkles and drew a line across the top and bottom of the card with a silver pen to define the visual field.  I was going to frame all four sides - but I did the top and bottom first and I liked how it looked - so I left it at that!!

 Thanks for coming by today! I'd love for you to leave me a comment so I can come and see you!

Stamps:  Butterfly Kisses - The Craft's Meow
Paper:  White, Text Style 2008 Bitty Dot Basics - PTI
Ink:  Memento London Fog
Accessories:  silver pen - Creative Memories, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions

Monday, September 19, 2011

WMS Release Day Blog Waltz - A Cottage Christmas

Welcome to the Waltzingmouse September Release Day!  The Design Team is celebrating with a Blog Waltz using the 4th set being released this month - A Cottage Christmas!

The Waltz starts at Claire's Blog -  if you've come here from Sandie's blog you're in the right place!

I made three cards today using this set -  the first using the beautiful snowy cottage where I embossed a rectangle Nestability on the card, then stamped and colored the image and adhered it inside the frame with foam tape.  I added yellow stickles to the lamp, rhinestones to the circle ornamentation on the eaves and around the sentiment, and I used a silver pen on the chimneys so they shimmer IRL.  I kept it all in shades of blue to give that cold mid-winter feeling!!

and two using the snowman and trees included in this set. 

First, I embossed a square Nestability on this card.  I stamped my snowman, masked him and stamped the trees, then colored them with Copics.  I sponged the edge with Weathered Wood Distress ink, added yellow stickles to the lamp and Ivory Flower Soft for snow!  Then I layered the image to a black panel and adhered it inside the frame (after tying the ribbon!) with foam tape.  (I love the cluster of stars, don't you??!)
For my third card I tore some patterned paper and adhered Dazzling Diamonds to the edges before layering it over a black panel.  I stamped the image, die cut it with an oval Nestability, and sponged the edges before removing it from the die.  Then I colored it, added yellow stickles to the lamp, layered it to a scallop oval Nestability and adhered it on the snowy slopes with foam tape.  I paper pieced the trees, layering the smaller trees with foam tape.I added a punched snowflake stamped with the star and added some yellow stickles to it adhering it in the corner with foam tape. 
The snowman cards are both 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" size.
Remember to leave a comment at each DT blog along the waltz - one lucky commenter will win a WMS stamp set of choice -  you have until Sept 21st at  6:59 am EST to leave your comment.  The winner will be posted on Claire's blog on Sept 23rd.     And don't forget to GO SHOPPING!

Next stop on the Waltz is the marvelous Kate!

From Our House:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - A Cottage Christmas
Paper:  Tempting Turquoise - SU, White - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copics - YR07, Y21, BG10, BG18, B02, B39, BG49, E19, Rhinestones -Kaiser, yellow Stickles, foam tape, silver pen - Creative Memories, Rectangle Nestability.

Merry Christmas With Flower Soft:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - A Cottage Christmas
Paper: Tempting Turquoise - SU, white, Smokey Shadow - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Weathered Wood
Accessories:  Copics - BG20, RV29, R08, YR07, C6, YG95, Y06, Prismacolor pens - Olive, Avocado, yellow Stickles, foam tape, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop

Merry Christmas with Torn Edge Hills:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - A Cottage Christmas
Paper:  white, Smokey Shadow, Textstyle Bitty Star Basics, Textstyle Bitty Dot Basics - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: foam tape, Dazzling Diamonds - SU, glue pen, oval + scallop oval Nestabilities, snowflake punch - Martha Stewart, yellow Stickles, Copics - YG95, BG10, C6, Y06, Y38, R08, RY07

Monday, September 12, 2011

September WMS Christmas Card Challenge

I made this card for two challenges this week -  the Free 4 All over on Split Coast was to use paper piecing - the the Waltzingmouse Forum Christmas Card Challenge for September was to use acetate somewhere on your card.  It's SO hard to photograph acetate!  I hope you can see how I created this card from my three photos.

So - I made my card base acetate....  and I paper pieced my holly stampings and adhered them to the front of the card.   Then I adhered a piece of patterend paper on the inside of the card as well as my Labels Trio Spellbinders die cut sentiment.    In case you cannot read the sentiment - it says "Happy Holly Days"/
So when the card is closed it looks like the paper and sentiment are on the front.
These pretty stamps are from the Sewing Box Christmas set - all the images look like they have been sewn around the edges - so you don't have to!
 Lynn Mercurio is our hostess for the WMS Christmas challenges - and she asked us how many cards we have done so far and how many more we need to make.   So I checked my box and I have 31 cards made - whoo hoo!    And I probably need 40-50 - every year I delete some names and add some others so it's a moving target!

I try to make at least 3 cards each month when I do this challenge -  but the last two months I've only made one (whoops!)  but I'm doing pretty well!

Have you got any Christmas cards made yet??

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Sewing Box Hugs

Paper: Acetate, Scarlet Jewel, Textstyle Holiday Cheer - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Glue dots, Labels Trio - Spellbinders, 3/4" circle punch - EK Success

Monday, March 21, 2011

Say Hello to the Craft's Meow!

My good friend and former fellow WMS design team member, Lisa Hjulberg, is opening her very own Stamping Web Store today-  it's called The Crafts Meow Shop.  And I am thrilled to be showing  you a few cards I made using several of her wonderful new stamps!
This darling little girl is Frieda (named after Lisa's mother!) and this particular stamp is Little Frieda's Daisy. Since I'm not a terrific colorer -  I paper pieced her dress and hat, then used Copics to color the hat ribbon, the flower, her skin, hair, socks and shoes!  The daisy is a McGill punch that I layered and put a yellow circle and stickles in the center.

I used the sketch from this weeks Get Sketchy challenge and this also qualifies for the Stamp Something Challenge - to stamp something sweet - I think this little Frieda is pretty sweet don't you?! And the CRAFT challenge is to paper piece!
The stamps I used on the cards below were designed especially for Lisa by Claire over at Waltzingmouse.  Lisa is putting together card kits that will include stamps, patterned papers, brads and chipboard shapes.

This star and sentiment will be in one of the kits.  I embossed the Nestability square on the card, stamped the star on a scrap of white, cut it out and adhered it inside the square using foam tape.  I stamped the sentiment on the card and added little star gems on the star and sentiments to finish it off!  Very clean and simple!

Another set in her kits is this lovely butterly and pretty vine sentiment.  This time I dry embossed a Nestability rectangle and stamped the sentiment inside.  Then I stamped the butterfly in 3 different colors, cut them out and adhered them around the frame with glue dots.  I added tiny green gems to the vine and on the butterflies.
My final card was made for the Featured Stamper challenge over on Split Coast yesterday using the same stamps as above.

I chose Mary Beth's Halloween Sunset card to CASE. I love masking and sponging so her card really spoke to me!   I changed the colors and stamps used - having a butterfly instead of bats flying across the moon and I added a sentiment.

I punched a circle in a piece of Eclipse tape, sponged the moon, took off the mask, placed the circle piece I had punched, over the moon and sponged the rest of the card. Then I stamped my butterfly and sentiment in black ink, added tiny gems and the wrinkled seam tape!
I hope you will check out Lisa's new shop to see all the goodies she has to offer and check out The Crafts Meow blog too - you'll find a whole list of people showcasing her wonderful stamps today!
thanks SO much for stopping by - I'd love to hear what you think of Lisa's new stamps!
He Love Me....
Stamps:  The Crafts Meow - Little Frieda's Daisy
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy -PTI,  DP October Afternoon Modern Homemaker
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Giant Daisy Punch - McGill, 1/4" hole punch, Copics - E02, E31, E35, E51, YR23, R20, BG32, BG10, R14, Corner Rounder - Zutter, Crystal Ice Stickles, foam tape

You've Got Star Quality!
Stamps:  The Crafts Meow
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Weathered Wood
Accessories:  Foam tape, square Nestability, Star Gems - Amuse

Friend of Mine Frame
Stamps:  The Crafts Meow
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Tattered Rose, Bundled Sage, Antique Linen, Scattered straw.
Accessories:  Rectangle Nestability, Tiny Gems - Taylored Expressions, glue dots.

Butterfly Across the Moon
Stamps: The Crafts Meow
Paper: vintage cream, simply chartreuse - PTI, basic black - SU
Ink: Versafine Onyx black, Ranger Distress Shabby Shutters, Wild Honey, mustard seed, weathered wood
Accessories: wrinkled seam tape, Eclipse Tape for masking, 1 3/4" circle punch - SU, blending tool and non stick craft mat - Ranger

Friday, September 24, 2010

You Make the Grade

Happy Friday dear friends!! Isn't it great to have the weekend ahead of us?!
I'm so excited to finally be using my MFT Pure Innocence school girl. I have 5 different Pure Innocence stamps and this is the first one I've inked up! - what's with that??!!

I made my card today for 2 challenges - the Free 4 All Friday over at Split Coast that was to use scallops and the Shabby Tearoom challenge where we were to be inspired by this picture.

I paper pieced my little school girl's outfit and embossed the blackboard sentiment with white embossing powder. I colored the rest of the image with Copics. My flower is cut with a PTI flower die and I used a Labels 3 Nestability to cut the image. Everything is sponged with Ranger Distress Tea Dye ink.

Tomorrow Kent and I are going on a boat cruise on the Essex River with the Adult Fellowship Group at my church. It's supposed to be in the 80's and sunny so it should be a wonderful day on the water! Then we're all going to Woodman's, a locally famous seafood restaurant for supper - should I get fried clams or boiled lobster?!?!? or maybe scallops...... baked scrod....... fried shrimp.....????? There's nothing better than fresh seafood from New England! Yum!

I'll be back tomorrow with my Saturday Waltzingmouse Sketch card - hope to see you then!

Stamps: My Favorite Things - Pure Innocence - You Make the Grade.

Paper: Bazzil Irish Eyes, Ocean Tides - PTI, DP Cosmo Cricket/Girl Friday, October Afternoon/Thrift Shop-Still in the Box.

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Tea Dye

Accessories: distresser, flower die - PTI, foam dimensionals, glue dots, hot gun, white embossing powder, spiral punch & scallop punch - SU, adhesive paper ribbon - K& Company, Labels 3 Nestabilities, Ink applicator - Inkssentials Ranger, brad, basic grey, Copics: B45, E19, E33, E35, E34, YR21, E51, 100, circle punch.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Apple Girl Thank You

I made this card for 7 Dare To Get Dirty challenges over on Split Coast this week! The challenges are in the Forum under Split Coast Challenges but you have to be a member of the Fan Club to access them! Come join the fun!

There are going to be 33 challenges in all - but you can combine challenges on your cards like I did with this one.

You can see all the challenge cards people have made for the challenges I did here, in the following SCS galleries:

Stamps: MFT Pure Innocence - Apple for you
Paper: White - PTI, DP Amuse
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Foam dimensionals, Copics E11, E00, E34, Y17, YG63, R20, R29, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Gems - Studio 18;, Ribbon - May Arts/Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, quickie glue pen
Techniques: paper piecing

Saturday, March 20, 2010

WMS Inspiration Challenge at Stamping Around

WMS is sponsoring an Inspiration Challenge over at Stamping Around from March 15th through the end of the month. And you can win the Waltzingmouse stamp set Sewing Box Hugs

Fellow WMS DT member, Anya, found this wonderful picture on the Country Living web site to inspire us.I was inspired by the quilted placemat, the colors, the lacey edge of the yellow plate and the blue ribbon. I cut 1" squares of Claire's Victoriana digital paper for my quilt, layered the hearts and tied it all up with a beautiful blue silk ribbon!
Let's see what it inspires you to create! Add your project to Mr. Linky over at Stamping Around before the end of March and you could win this fun WMS stamp set - Sewing Box Hugs!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Sewing Box Hugs

Paper: White, Lemon Tart - PTI, Victoriana Digital paper- Waltzingmouse

Ink: So Saffron - SU, Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: lacey punch - Martha Stewart, sponge, silk ribbon -Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, vintage buttons - PTI, tag trio - Spellbinders, twine - PTI, glue dots, foam dimensionals.

Friday, February 12, 2010

You're Eggstra Special!

I made this card for the sketch challenge on Split Coast this week. I took a little liberty with it by not lining up my eggs in a straight column and I also added a ribbon.

My eggs and sentiment are from a pretty new set called Spring Baskets from Waltzingmouse Stamps .

The eggs are paper pieced and then colored a little with Copics. I used pinking circle nestabilities for the shape the eggs are layered on and I popped them up on foam dimensionals.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Spring Baskets - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: Melon Berry, Pretty Pastels - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxeco Black, Ranger distress tea dye
Accessories: sponge, foam dimensionals, pinking circles nestabilities, melon berry ribbon - PTI, Copics: V12, G82, YR02

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Let's Eat !

Every Tuesday one of the Design Team of TCP (The Cat's Pajamas) issues a challenge and this week Amy Rohl's challenge was to use paper piecing on your card.

I don't have my newly won A Beary Good Year set yet (see yesterday's post!) - so I used this cute dining penquin from the Gobble it Up set, paperpiecing the table cloth.

I used Labels Eight Nestabilities to frame him and my Top Note by SU (cut in half) for the background piece. The designer paper is Cosmo Cricket/Earth Notes. I used my Scor Pal to make a double frame around the edge and sponged it with Ranger Tea Dye Distress ink. Then I just stamped my sentiment and added the button knotted with twine!

Check out the challenge and load up yours here before the end of Feb. Maybe you'll be chosen the Swanky Stamper of the month - uh -- oh no - I'm going to be chosen Swanky Stamper of the month - forget I mentioned the contest ! LOL!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Stamps: Gobble it Up - The Cat's Pajamas
Paper: Vintage cream, dark chocolate - PTI, DP Cosmo Cricket/Earth Love
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Tea Dye Distress ink
Accessories: sponge, top note die - SU, Labels Eight Nestabilities, Copics - Y38, E19k, R08, 0, Silver pen, Scor pal, twine & vintage button - PTI

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Get Well on the Chaise Lounge

I'm multi-challenging again - my card today is for theSplit Coast color challenge, da Mudder's Teapot Challenge, Hostess Joan's Doubledog Dare Challenge to make a get well card, and I used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch!

So I'm bringing this lovely chaise lounge to help decorate Belassiz's villa so hopefully Bodacious will win her hand. I added a soft comfy pillow and a matching teapot and cup to make it more versatile! (see the Teapot challenge for clarification of this sentence!)

The chaise is paper pieced and the wood part is colored with a copic. The teapot, cup and pillow are up on foam dimensionals.

Thanks for coming by today!

Stamps: Starving Artist Doodle Factory/Classic Decor, Sentiment: Tea for Two - PTI
Paper: vintage cream, sage shadow, close to cocoa, DP K&Co brown & green polka dots, text style - In Bloom - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tea Dye Distress Ranger
Accessories: foam dimensionals, copic E37, tiny dots satin terre Cotta ribbon - PTI, swiss dots cuttlebug folder,

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Give Your Dog a Bone

My sister and her husband just adopted a rescue dog so I had a little cookout at our house to welcome Mini into the family. In honor of the occasion we are serving red hot dogs. (have you ever had those?! they are bright red, have natural casings and a little bit of spice)

They already have Gus (another rescue dog) and my son has two bassett hounds - so they will all be at the party along with my two nieces and their spouses and a close girlfriend who is moving to FL in a few months. We have two cats in our house - they will be hiding upstairs while we are all celebrating! (they are a little anti social when company comes!)

I wanted to make some kind of treat for all the pooches so I googled 'dog cookie recipes' and I found a whole slew of them! I finally settled on a Milk Bone Biscuit since it was pretty basic and looked healthy. I had picked up this fun dog bone cookie cutter somewhere in my travels many years ago - just because I knew I would want it someday LOL!!!

So here I am cutting the dough -

And here are the 'cookies' 50 minutes later!
I decorated these cellophane lined brown bags using heart Spellbinder dies and dog poem stickers. The paper is from Die Cuts with a View The Pets Stack - they are shiny hearts with paws in the center of some of them - very cute and shiny IRL!

So then I wanted to make a treat for the humans attending the party too! Some of us own cats and some of us own dogs so I made boxes for each. The boxes are one of Lauren's Timeless Templates called Rounded Wrap up by Papertrey Ink. I needed something that would be cute but quick to make 6 of and these fit the bill. The papers are from the same DCWV The Pets Stack. The boxes themselves are Spring Rain card stock by PTI.
I made sugar cookies using the same dog bone cookie cutter for the human's boxes.

The dog boxes have a cut out dog label (My Favorite Things Friends Fur Life set) that I stamped with the names of the receivers. The dog tag stamp in the circle that says I Love my Dog is by Inkadinkadoo. The little bone stamp along the top of the box is by Uptown Designs.

For the cat owner boxes I stamped a fish (Brown & Co Stationers) for the tag. The fish skeleton stamping along the top of the box is by Stampendous. The ribbon on both is double stitched Enchanted Evening by Papertrey Ink. I had some cute little chipboard cat shaped sentiments by Daisy Hill that I put on each box.

I know that the sugar cookies are delicious since I HAD to test them to be sure they were ok before serving them (right?) - but the dog biscuits have not been dog tested yet - I'll let you know what they think after the cookout!
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have enjoyed seeing my little pet crafts! I'll have some pics of our little party to share soon!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Pieced Sympathy

The Clean and Simple (CAS) challenge over at Split Coast was to do paper piecing on your card. I made 3 paper pieced layers on my flower. First I stamped it directly on the card stock - then on the lighter purple dotted designer paper, cut that out and layered it over the first stamping with foam dimensionals. Then I stamped the flower again on dark purple dotted DP and yellow dotted DP, cut out the smaller pieces and layered them over the flower.

I've been loving the drawn framings I've seen on cards lately so I tried it out here using my white gel pen. I really like how it came out.

Unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card this week as my good friend's FIL passed away yesterday - so that's what I made today. All the stamps are from Papertrey Ink - I love this flower that is from Friends Till the End - inside (not shown) I stamped a sentiment from the With Sympathy set "Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in love and prayer". The "With Deepest Sympathy" stamp is from Everday Classics which is not for sale but was sent to customers who purchased a certain amount of sets last year.

A few reminders about Tuesday 6/23:

It's the last day you can sign up for the Stamping Around Workshop in Farmington CT - so check that out if you are interested.

Claire Brennan at Waltzingmouse will have her wonderful Irish Heritage stamp sets available for purchase so be sure to check it out! She's been having wonderful previews for the last few days.

Remember to check out H&M Stamps - Heather is continuing her blow out sale!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: PTI: Friends Till the end, Every Day Classics (not available for sale), With Sympathy
Paper: PTI: Plum Pudding, Bitty Dot Basics
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Foam dimensionals

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Courage From a Bottle

I ended up making a second card for the Inspiration Challenge on Split Coast this week. I love patriotic stamps and was inspired by this pretty bottled water to get out this sweet little Statue of Liberty from Celebrate the Day set by H&M Stamps. It's on sale right now for just $4.00 so hurry over and snap one up - it includes some graduation images too!

The sentiment is from the Hoo Rah Sentiment set. I also did this weeks limited supplies challenge from Split Coast on this card which was to use only colors of water (blues, greens, sand etc), a ribbon, brads, and use piercing on your card. So I think I got it all!

Stamps: Celebrate the Day, Hoo Rah Sentiments: H&M Stamps
Paper: white, spring rain: PTI
Ink: Spring Rain: PTI
Accessories: oval nestabilities, spring rain party plaid ribbon: PTI, sugar coated brads: Doodlebug Designs, Ornare corner piercing template, piercing tool & Mat: SU, silver ice stickles, Copics: B21, N2, T2, Y06

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Take Time for Tea

First - just let me say that the pink paper on this photo is MUCH brighter in this photo than IRL - the hazzards of taking pictures at night - which I always have to do since I have to make my cards after work - IRL this looks very calm and serene with just a little punch from the pink! Maybe I need to invest in a new camera - mine is several years old now. I'll have to stop buying stamps for a while so I can afford it - Yikes!

So after that disclaimer - I made this card for today's sketch challenge on Split Coast as well as the weekly Doubledog Dare Challenge I do with some SCS friends.

Charlene (LilLuvsStampin on SCS) challenged us to use paper piecing, paper piercing and the colors Kraft, Rose, Black and Sage (optional) After I got this all done and posted I suddenly thought I'm not sure if stamping the teapot on designer paper and cutting it out counts as paper piecing - it's all one piece. AACCH!!! Hopefully it will pass and the challenge police won't disqualify me !! LOL!!

I used the wonderful Tea for Two set from Papertrey for this card although the little teabag stamped on the pot (isn't it sweet!?! it has a little heart on it - I think if you click on the picture you can see it enlarged and get a better view) is from the Everyday Classics set that was given free to people who ordered a certain amount from PTI last year.

You're welcome to join in on the Doubledog challenges - just use the Keyword DDC when you load your card on Splitcoast so we can see it! You can see all the Doubledog cards here.

Stamps: Tea for Two, Everyday Classics: PTI
Paper: Kraft, Sage Shadow: SU, DP Text style 2008 Bitty Dot Basics: PTI
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Accessories: paper piercer, grid and mat: SU, foam dimensionals, heart punch: McGill, glue pen, xacto knife

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Special Mum

Here is a Mother's Day card for the Our Creative Corner challenge this past Saturday. I made this card a few weeks ago but never posted it and thought now is a good time for the OCC challenge!

So here I am posting when I thought I wouldn't have any time today!

I paper pieced the mum and little girls dresses and hat and I restamped, cut out and popped up the little girls basket of flowers.

Our family always uses the British spelling of Mum (British heritage) so that is how I write it but no stamps here in the US spell it that way.

My card is 6"x3" - a fun size to use now and then and I used copics to color what I didn't paper piece.

Now - I really and truly don't think I'll be posting tomorrow night! It's the wedding rehearsal and rehearsal dinner but you never know!

And boy - are we busy here in MA watching the Bruins, the Celtics AND the Red Sox - what a great sports year for our teams!

Please remember to check back on Friday for my fun news!

Stamps: Inky Antics, Darcie's Unmounted Mother's Day Sayings

Paper: White, aqua mist: PTI, Close to Cocoa and DP: SU

Ink: Onyx Black Versafine

Accessories: Copics: YR61, Y11, G00, E09, RV11, E50, E00, R20, V12, glue dots, aqua mist saddle stitched ribbon: PTI, Rectangle nestabilities, small heart punch: McGill, edge distresser: Heidi Swapp.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

You're the Coolest!

I have seen so many cute cards using this fun Comfy Valentine set by H&M Stamps. So I finally got my set out and inked it up for today's Sketch Challenge on Split Coast.

I used my new Raspberry Fizz papers from Papertrey Ink (please don't notice that I bought something in the New Year! so much for resolutions - but I KNOW you understand!!) I paper pieced the pajama pants (it's a great stamp for paper piecing! so much easier than coloring!) and added a punched heart to the top (over the flower that is on the stamp).

The fun Petaloo flowers come with the gems on them and I added two more gems on the heart and on the sentiment.

I gotta run and get in my own PJ's (mine are flannel though not as sexy as these!) so I can settle down to watch "Tell Me Lies" on TV - I think that's gonna be a fun new show. Will probably do some blog hopping while I watch though :)

thanks so much for dropping by!

Stamps: H&M Stamps: Comfy Valentine
Paper: White PTI, Basic black, Purely pomegranate: SU, DP Raspberry Fizz Mix: PTI
Ink: True Black: PTI
Accessories: Swiss Dot satin: PTI, Floradoodles: Petaloo, Adhesive gems: K&CO, heart punch, oval punches: SU

Thursday, June 19, 2008

A Bit of Ric Rac

I made this card for the Ways to Use It Challenge on Split Coast - to use Ric Rac on your card.

I nested 2 rows of ric rac behind my cute little paper pieced elephant which is from the Bitty Baby Blessings set from PapertreyInk. I framed him on Nestability cut and embossed rectangles. I used a Martha Stewart edge punch for the top and bottom 'valences' and mounted them with foam dimensionals.
Here is a close up view of the little ellie showing the popped up paper piecing with a second layer for his ear. The way you do this is - first stamp the image on the card stock piece, then stamp it on the designer paper, cut it out and layer it to the card stock image. You can attach it flat or popped up with foam dimensionals - I used dimensionals. I particularly stamped over the words on the designer paper so that 'Baby' was on the ear piece and 'Cutie' was in the center of his body.
Inside I stamped "welcome little one" by Savvy Stamps.
I'm posting really late tonight so I have to run off to bed - but thank you so much for stopping by!

Stamps: PTI: Bitty Baby Blessings, Welcome Little One - Savvy Stamps
Paper: Very Vanilla: SU, SP: Imaginisce - Baby Powder, Basic Grey
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: rectangle nestabilities, ric rac: Michaels, Martha Stewart edge punch, foam dimensionals

Thursday, June 12, 2008

A Tree of Hope and a House Too Small

This is my card from yesterdays Sketch Challenge at SCS. I finished it too late to load it - I had to get to bed! But here it is today - and I really love how it came out!

I used Michelle Zindorf's Northern Lights tutorial here as inspiration. Michelle is such a terrific artist and she makes a tutorial every day on her blog - you really have to check her out!

This is the sketch we were given.

I had to make panels 3 and 4 the same size because of the size of my tree stamp and I turned it on it's side. I sponged the River Rock panel with certainly celery and Blue Bayou leaving a clear space in the middle - and then stamped my tree from the Natural Heritage set by Artful Inkables with black ink. I love this tree and sentiment don't you? I used the Distressed stripes cuttlebug folder on the black panel and I attached little blue square brads to the corners of the blue bayou panel.

Stamps: Natural Heritage- Artful Inkables
Paper: River Rock, Basic Black, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky: SU
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Certainly Celery & Blue Bayou: SU
Accessories: hole punch, blue square brads, petite rectangle nestabilities, glue dots, cuttlebug, Distressed Stripes folder, foam dimensionals

Next up is my card for Amy Rysavy's A-Muse-a-Palooza Ambassador Challenge - we had to use the layout of 4 punched circles on a square. My card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4.

I first traced circles on a piece of Very Vanilla CS and then stamped my images within the circles the way I wanted them placed. Then I colored the images and paperpieced the pillows, lampshade and girls dress. All the images are Amuse. I had this circles chipboard piece (forever!) from a Stampin Up On Board Accents set so I was happy to finally use it! I covered it with this pretty DP from 7 Gypsies (after I punched the holes out of it!). I attached it to the vanilla stamped piece with foam dimensionals. I cuttlebugged the card using the Floral Fantasy folder then attached the chipboard over it.

You can see the detail of the paper piecing better in this close up.

I stamped the Irish Proverb (from Amuse) onto a piece of Very Vanilla and used my Labels Trio Spellbinder die to cut and dry embosss it. I attached that onto the chipboard piece with foam dimensionals. I stamped New Home (which is a piece of a Michaels $1 stamp that has a house above it) onto a piece of Very Vanilla and punched it with the tab punch. I did a little paper piercing on it, sponged it and attached it to the side. The foam flower has a little bit of stickles on the center for a little sparkle. I'm really happy with how this came out!

Thanks so much for stopping by today - now I'm off to do today's Ways to Use It Challenge - to use a photo on your card - I'll be putting that up tomorrow - have a great night!

Stamps: Irish Proverb, Couch, Kissing Couple, Lame: Amuse, New Home: Mike's $1
Paper: Bordering Blue, Very Vanilla: SU, DP- 7 gypsies Olana
Ink: Bordering Blue SU, Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: tab punch, arctic ice stickles, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, spellbinders Label Trios, cuttlebug, Floral Fantasy folder, sponge, foam flower: Petaloo, SU on Board Accents, SU marker: Not Quite Navy, Prismacolor markers, Sky blue light, light cerulean blue, cool gray.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Amuse-ing Little Cards!

I made these cards for the A-Muse-A-Palooza Challenge 1 Color Combo. - You can see the challenge here. They've got a lot of stuff going on over at their blog so be sure to check out all the fun!

For this challenge - you have to use Chocolate Kitchen, Cabana Blue and Purple Passion and it must feature at least one Amuse Stamp.

Mine are done in the "Julie Ebersole" style! (She's one of Amuse's designers as well as an original member of the Dirty Dozen on Split Coast) Julie usually does no layer cards - simple designs with a punch. I can't seem to get to the no layer level - but these are pretty close for me!

I don't have the Amuse colors - accept for the card - that is a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 square Amuse card in Cabana Blue (how lucky for me!) The purple is Lavender Moon by Papertrey Ink and the brown is Chocolate Chip by Stampin Up. I used my Spellbinder ribbon tag die on this one to run the ribbon through and added the cute little half pearls that are by Crystal Stickers. I colored the riders outfit and hat with a Stampin Up marker. The stamps are both by Amuse.

For this card I used the same Amuse Square Card in Cabana blue, and the same chocolate satin ribbon - the blue circle and paper pieced pillows are Soft Sky by Stampin Up and the purple circle is the Lavender Moon by PapertreyInk. I cut the circles with my Nestabilities. The pillows are attached with foam dimensionals.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you check out the Amuse challenges and make some cards!

Stamps: Couch & Sittin Here: Amuse
Paper: Amuse square note cabana blue, lavender moon PTI, Soft Sky SU
Ink: Choc Chip SU, Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: satin ribbon, foam dimensionials, nestability circles
Techniques: paper piecing, dry embossing