Sunday, September 4, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
As a newbie to this, I'm loving getting co-ordinated papers and embelishments to make my pages. THis page is a REAL departure for me, so many pattern at once but it just pulls at my heartstings when I look at it !
I had this picture in mind when making the page....and then when I placed it on the page I realized how BLUE the sky was !! Tried colouring over it with a copic and it toned it down a TAD, but it's still quite bluer than the aqua in the papers - oh well lesson learned, bring your photo to your craft room when picking out your papers !!! This is one of my current fav pictures of my daughter at the splash pad this summer, and my hubby snapped it while sitting on a bench behind me as I was standing. It's a great angle to get beautiful sky in your photos and Im going to try it again !!
The pattern papers and most of the embellies are from the august main kit. I coloured some crotchet flowers with copics to match, and sew'd on some SU pool party ribbon. A quick tip, the ribbon was way to aqua for the paper, so I ran my pallette New Canvas pad over it a couple of times to mute out the colours.
Made my circle by tracing around a plate, and the doily was some Su cardstock I punched, put through my paper crimper a few times and then pleated behing the circle.
Here a pic of the dimension
So, happy with my 3rd page ever...anxious to get to more..with my pictures in hand this time !!
Friday, August 12, 2011
First is a two page layout, of trying to get a good photo with the kids. Papers and embellies are Crate and October afternoon, canvas button is CTMH. I used my airbrush to colour the thickers...they look...umm...oh well!
some fun colours and papers, and I micked some of the flowers in the paper. Middle flower is some retired SU ribbon, and the top and bottom flowers are PTI beautiful blooms dies with the rounded part cut off
Second page is the amount of photos it took to get a decent shot !! No embelishment here as the photos make it quite busy...
last a single page spread of my son...and the damage a bowl of cherries can do. The two colour scheme is a bit..plain...but this was my very first attempt and I already see some growth from this to my double page layout..so happy with that !! Papers are Bazzil and Cosmo cricket.
Thanks for staying it out on this longer than usual post. And letting me show off my kiddos a bit too!!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I used some pp from my stash, and a verse from Beautiful blessings - this set has a perma spot on my desk !!
I also took the flourish from Mat stack 2 and stamped it on the cutout, creating a bit of a frame. The sentiment looks a bit splotchy as it was coloured with markers (SU) but I think it sort of matches the antiquey look of the card. coloured some paper flowers gray..a little paper rose...done !!
Sorry for the glare on the plastic bag..this one is was destined for the church bookstore and I almost forgot to take a photo of it !!
Monday, July 11, 2011
This one was for my mom, we saw her off on her vacation to Greece last week and she wanted some cards for the various functions she is attending as she visits our family. And just in case you're wondering why you aren't detecting any jealousy in my tone, it's cause I'm SO not jealous! We considered going with them this summer for all of 10 minutes...once I started the mental list of what my 7 month old will need for us to travel...and imagined me luggin it around...fantasy OVER !!
Anyways, sometimes I"ll computer generate Greek saying for the cards going to Greece but I kinda thinks it's cool to keep it in English, then they'll never forget who it's from
The PP is from a Making memories 8x8 pad. I used some Nestabling on the label 9 shape (can you say LOVE !!!) and stamps from WMS - scrolly circle- and PTI - Mr and Mrs
Also use fancy flourishes over the background
The sparkly grey paper is from a wedding invitation i re purposed (am I the only one who does that ?? I've torn invites apart for paper, ribbon sliders, etc..)
Added some matching paper to the interior too..and some SU satin ribbon...
Enjoy your week !! Going to tackle the new colour combo from Online card class..MUCH easier this week !!
Thursday, July 7, 2011
So when Graphic 45 came out with their Magic of Oz line....well I was SUPER excited. I don't have the stamps yet, just the PP but Fran at Frantic Stamper is the ABSOLUTE best. Great service, prices, and especially to this Canadian gal great shipping rates !!
Anyways, had a hard time cutting into this paper. Good thing I have a back up pad to hoard I mean use! And the colours co-ordinated with the card camp colours for this week
I made 2 variations of this card..I had this cute little wooden stamp from goodness knows where and of course the saying fit....and I like how Dorothy and the Scarecrow lead your eye to the sentiment.
But a bit out of place - the upper left corner was kinda bare. So I tried this variation. Chipboard accent from same line, and a scrap of blue gingham I distressed up with some tea dye.
So there you have it. PP that happened to match this weeks colours....is that a cop out ?? And what will I ever do with these cards....stare at them a lot i guess !!
This one was a bit easier for me....maybe cause most of the colours are spectral ?? Who knows...
I stamped some flowers and stems on a pattern paper card base, and tied the ribbon. It looked a little sparse so I added some sparkly brown "dirt" !!
I added a butterfly (its the same stem stamp, flower fusion 2 or 3) and it blended way to much with the background so I outlined it with and orange copic. Sentiment from a think big, with a couple of rhinestones. Back to having fun !!
I've got another card to share with this combo tonight....
Monday, July 4, 2011
The first card is probably my favourite.
I started off with a base of soft stone, and a layer of lavender moon. I made some pattern paper on soft stone with WMS musical backgrounds set, and layered some PTI fancy flourishes on top. Covered the whole thing with glue and tissue paper (one of PTI MIM techniques) and set aside to dry. This was the most time consuming part of the card, and I ended up hacking it to bit !! oh well
Ballerina is from a CTMH set. Beaded oval with some milled lavender distress inks, and WMS fancy phrases for the sentiment - figured it was appropriate with the ballerina. Ribbon is some gorgeous 2 sided Martha Stewart Satin (in the dollar bin and Mikes!!) and lost of rhinestones finish it off.
Next is a MUCH different card..and WAY harder for me to make...kept telling myself to stop when I wanted to add one more embellishment.
This is for the athlete - actually THE top female high school greco-roman wrestler in Ontario - and came in 3rd across Canada. So I wanted to play on that.
Used the faux metal technique for the middle of the medal (with PTI's Mega mixed messages), and Nichole Lazy Stamper Medallion for the base. Used like a bajillion different adhesives to glue them together!
Yellow is PTI harvest gold that I stamped with the Chevron from WMS off beat backgrounds. Banners are from PTI's Banner builder, Congrats from Say it with Style both stamped with a brilliance blue.
Ribbon and card base are SU Pacific Point
Thanks for looking everyone !! Enjoy your week!
Thursday, June 30, 2011
I enrolled in the summer card class thinking it might give me a bit of a kick start to my languishing mojo, and would challenge me.
I was thinking i might get a bit of an intro before the challenges started but BHAM !! Out of the gate we got a colour combo that was...well....challenging !
So I did the best with what I got. I took out full sheets of card stock in those colours....and stared...and stared some more, willing a card to come to me...and nothing. Nada. Zip. So I went back and took a look at Jennifer Macguire's card. The colours weren't exactly in your face, but rather accents. So that gave me some hope and I started again.
Card base is PTI aqua mist. I cut out a frame using 2 nesties, and love this technique!
Stamped some polka dots in the upper right corner (round and round, PTI anniversary set) and cut off the lower corner. I made this flower using some pretty fabric I picked up at the CREATIV festival a few months ago, and backed it with some purple leaves. I know purple leaves arent exactly found in nature, however since aqua ruffle flowers aren't either i figured I was safe!! The flower was created using 2 different sizes of PTI scallop dies, as well as a big ol' SU button.
The frame is from a Waltzingmouse set that co-ordinates with the nestie, and the stamp from PTI's new faith based set - name escaping me right now of course.
So I survived my foray into the bright side. I came out alive. Converted - maybe not. But a little more open minded at least !!
Saturday, June 11, 2011
However, said course has finished and I can stop surfing on my iPhone !!!
I've got a few things saved on my hard drive to share, and look forward to commenting on all your posts again.
First, I made a card set for a cousin of mine who needed some thank you cards, and here are the first 2.
I made 2 card bases of SU Basic Grey. Love this gray and soft rose combo. I made some pattern paper with PTI doilies and Worn Lipstick distress inks. Vellum Mat stack 4, limitless layers in gray and tag it on the centre.
I did some ribbon loops, and embellished with SU satin ribbon.
OK, off to comment so keeping this quick ! See you soon !!
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Hello all and I'm glad to get to hop with a really fun card, for the PTI Paper dolls hop
The theme is PTI, and you need to use a product that start with a P, T and an I
SO, my P is paper (too easy I know!)
My T is Tiny Treats Birthday (I used the monkey Image)
And my I is impression plate - the wood grain one on the new leaf layer
Cardstock and leaf ribbon PTI, Brads are SU and used copics to colour the monkeys
Thanks to the Paper dolls for a fun hop, good luck to everyone !
Thursday, February 24, 2011
So, know you have to make this friend a birthday card....while entertaining you 3 yr old and 2 month old ! And surprisingly this card came together quickly
Fine line base, sweet blush layer stamped with the text stamp from WMS stamped in cognac pallette. Stamped the base from Make a Wish in cognac and the cake in sweet blush.
Vintage cream satin ribbon and fancy cut die cut from Fine Linen...embelished the card with some buttons and some ruffled ink ribbon
Hope she liked it.....there was some PTI goodies in the inside !!!
Friday, February 18, 2011
So that needed a VERY special card.
I made this rose based on a tutorial from Dana here .I did it in white then sprayed it with Black Pearl API from tsukineko
Ruffled some grey satin SU ribbon, fancy tag sentiment is WMS
I also ran the bottom of the card with the Edgers #1 die - twice
This card was thick - I had to make it a custom envelo-box to fit it !!!
Cardstock is PTI smokey shadow and silver texture Bazzil.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Hi bloggy friends this is my one and only entry in to the PTI colour challenge...just happy I had time to play at all!!
I picked Betsy's colours as I'm a cream kinda gal...and it's the colour I used the least of!! I was really struggling with the brightness of the Hibiscus burst and Harvest gold when I found this sentiment and suddenly the card flew from there. Used a few mat stacks and the guidelines impression plate.
Also, i watched the gluber video on the cosmo cricket blog and thought why couldn't I do that with some scor pages and a circle nestie...and voila!! I use some new SU seam binding to make my rolled flower. Definitely a learning curve, I will adhere the backside to some card stock next time I make one, as if I touched the sticky surface I kept pulling it away from the backing.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
This is a shower card for a special friend. It's been embelished up the yin yang - for me that is
First off, slow to jump on this but it's my first crystal flourish thingy...i like it !
The flower is made with PTI's medium scallop die, i made a few of these when my daughter was born snd I had no time to run to the basement...so brought some things upstairs to work on. The button is an aqua mist button with a jewel that I coloured to match the flourish. Ribbon is a scrap of SU Tafetta that i ran a seam up the middle and bunched up....again something I had made up a while ago. I peeked it behind the flower.
And right after posting this, I snipped the ends of that ribbon - it looked a little too long !!
I used several sentiments to make up my word block - all but one is PTI. Just showed me how little options I have for showers !!
Main sentiment is in Hawaiian shores, the rest of them are in versamark. Not 100 % happy with the alignement - lesson learned practice this first !! Some Zig zag stiches with my machine finishes it up.Papers are PTI' Fine linen, Ocean Tides and Aqua Mist. Felt is Ocean Tides
Monday, February 7, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
We were asked to post our favourite of 2010 and this is mine. This glitzy, slightly shabby christmas card is one of my favs...and I'm impressed by my photography skills too!!
Well, I've got a sduper duper camera to take wonderful photos of my cards with (but it does intimidate me a bit) and after about 30 shots I manage to get a few really decent ones. So no more not updating excuses.
So here is my Mojolicious entry for this weeks sketch number 163
Despite the fact that I used a million different products from many companies, this card came together so quickly, and one of the rare times that something works out in reality just as it did in my head.
I'm so in love with my vintage ornaments dies....LOVE LOVE LOVE !
I have some beautiful bronze paper somewhere in my craft room, but after spending about 7 minutes looking for it I decided to improvise. I created 2 different shimmer papers and thought, what the heck I'll use both versions on here. Bottom layer is SU Early Espresso with glimmer mist in SUgar plum fairy sprayed on and then slightly wiped off. Top shimmer is PTI Dark Chocolate with Tsukineko API in champagne mist mixed with rubbing alcohol, and sprayed on. I kinda like the effect of two different shimmers on the card, although I do think the subtler one is a bit prettier.
Ribbon is from Michaels - purchased roughly 2 years ago- Pink is PTI sweet blush, pink ink sweet blush and brown in Brilliance Coffee bean. Glitter is MS brownstone.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
First card also uses some retired SU paper and brads, and some ribbon I found at Michaels. Used Fine Linen and I am NEVER going to stamp and copic colour on this paper again!! The copics blended easily.....too easily...thankfully after much use of the colour less blender I kept everything pretty much within the lines !
Used the negative left over from the Victorian lace border die on the bottom.
Cant decide if I like the bow or not. ON, it seems like too much. OFF, it seems like something is missing....let me know!
First I'm to link back to her fabby blog with such a cute title
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
I used stamps from Out to sea, stamped on rustic cream paper with some versamagic dew drops.
I stamped the sentiment on twill for a continuation of this masculne look....like it ! This next card used the same stamps. Cut out some canvas with my limitless layers die, and layered it on to a mat stack 3. Tied some twill around it, and adhered a pre cut scalloped canvas border from SU on to the bottom. I figured I could cusotmize it with whatever sentiment I needed later.