Wednesday, November 30, 2011

just married

This is a Criss Cross Card

I learned how to make it from my sister Crop Chocolate Design Team Member, Corrie, you can learn too, go HERE

The brand never, never opened yet I've had it a while stamp set is Making Memories Wedding

This is the actual card to be signed, the front

This is the back of the card.

This paper is beautiful, has a sheen to it.  It is from GCD Studios

Old stamps on Parade #1

Frame Stamp - Basic Grey

Sentiment - ScrapMaster's Paradise

Flower Stamp - Inkadinkado

Leaf & Sentiment Stamps - Inkadinkado

Inside Stamp Set - Imaginisce

Inside Stamps:
Swirls - Quick Stampz
Sentiment - CloseToMyHeart

Bike Stamp - Unity

Girl on Bike Stamp - Scarlet Lime

Elephant Stamp - Sassafras Freedom

Flower Petals - Technique Tuesday

Hope  you enjoyed my little "show"

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hello, My Friend

 I am really working my way thru my old & rarely used stamp sets, so exciting to use them again.

 Sketch - Skipping Stones Designs

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye Happy Go Lucky

Stamp Set - Technique Tuesday Hello My Friend

Brown Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa

Grey Ink - Memento London Fog

Red Distressing Ink - Tim Holtz Aged Mahogany

Ribbon - CloseToMyHeart

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy Holidays

you know how you get all excited about new stamps & use them & use them but then what happens... you buy more new stamps and forget about the old ones!  ack  Today I am dedicating to using only my old stamp sets, the ones in "the other" storage area.  So here goes the first one!

Sketch from The Paper Players

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye Holly Jolly

Distressing Ink - Tim Holtz Stain Forrest Moss

Stamp Set - Basic Grey All Natural

Red Ink - Tim Holtz Festive Berries

Green Ink - Tim Holtz Bundled Sage

Happy Holidays Ribbon - American Crafts

White Ribbon - Hobby Lobby

Inside the card

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Deck the Halls

 I tried my hardest to keep this one clean & simple but I'm just not sure I know how, but it does have a little bit of white on it

Sketch - The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge Blog

Printed Paper - Making Memories Tinsel

White Cardstock - CTMH

Green Paper - Making Memories  (I don't know the name of this pack)

Green Ink - Tim Holtz Peeled Paint

Red Ink - Tim Holtz Festive Berries

Stickles - Christmas Red

Ribbon - Fancy Pants

Stamp Set - CTMH Art Philosophy

Bling - Misc

Celebrate... Snowmen

you know what I like about snowmen?  They don't smart off to you but if they did, you could just push em over and be done with it!  Can you tell I'm having issues with males today or what?! lol

so no sketch for this one but a couple of different challenges:
Hiding in my Craft Room - Mix it Up! Holiday
4 Crafty Chicks - Snowflakes

I cut these snowmen out last year to use on my Christmas cards, but never finished my Christmas cards... ugh

Light Blue Printed Paper - Fancy Pants

Dark Blue Printed Paper - Creative Memories

Snowflakes - Oriental Trading Post

Stamp - CTMH Art Philosophy

Pearl - Tim Holtz Liquid Pearls

Black & White Cardstock - CTMH

Fibers - Basic Grey

Blue Ink - Tim Holtz  Faded Jeans

Oh yeah & the inside of the card!  I know, shocker

Friday, November 25, 2011

hold it forever

 I love this saying, so sweet and perfect for friends or family.

Sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday

Flair challenge from Unity Stamp Company

 Stamp Set - Unity The Right Words

Printed Paper - Basic Grey Bittersweet

Ribbon - Wal-Mart

Bling - Making Memories Paper Reverie Metallicque

Ink - CTMH Cocoa

Inside the card:
Stamp Set - Unity Music of My Heart

Ink - CTMH Baby Pink

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

holiday happiness

Oh how I LOVE this stamp set, this is my first time to use it but it will be a favorite

Sketch is from The Crafter's Cafe Blog

The stamp set I loving is - Unity You & Yours

Flourish Stamp Set - Unity Growing In Unity

Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black

Printed Paper - CloseToMyHeart Jingle

Leaves - Copic Moss

Cranberries - Cardinal

Colors behind the Candle - Tim Holtz Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, and Rusty Hinge

Inside Image is from Unity You & Yours

Ink - CTMH Olive

sing it loud

 Sketch from Priscillastyles Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge

 Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye OohLaLa

Ribbon & Slide - Making Memories Love Struck

Stamp Set - Ippity Music of My Heart

Ink on Bird - Tim Holtz Festive Berries

Ink for Distressing - Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick

Blue Ink - Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue

Brad - Making Memories

Flower Cartridge - CloseToMyHeart Art Philosophy 

<-Inside the card

Monday, November 21, 2011

Absolutely Fabulous

 I am finally getting around to using this new 6x6 paper pad and stamp set, I've been so impatient for a little time to myself!

Sketch is from Card Positioning System

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye Honey Cake

Embossing Folder - Wood Grain

Ink in Embossing Folder - Tim Holtz Weathered Wood

Flowers - 7 Gypsies

Brad - Making Memories

Inside the card - ScrapMaster's Paradise

Ink - CTMH Sunset

Friday, November 18, 2011

dare to fly

 I LOVE this hummingbird! dress him up, dress him down... he is always beautiful!

Sketch from The Sweet Stop
Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye Paris & Co

Stamp Set - Unity Dare to Fly

Embossing Powder - Stamp Affair Copper

Clip - Making Memories Paperie Mocha

Ribbon - MME Lush

Love, Love me Do

 Oh this stamp set is SO MUCH FUN!  I had a Bug when I was a teenager, what a blast!

Sketch from Get Hippity with Ippity

 Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye Blink of an Eye

Brown & Orange Cardstock - Stampin Up

Large Flowers - Petaloo

Large Brad - MME Lush

Small Flowers - Prima

Small Brads - Basic Grey

Red Ink - Tim Holtz Fired Brick

Brown Ink - Tim Holtz Walnut Stain

Liquid Glass - CTMH

Thursday, November 17, 2011

a good day

 with Pals Paper Arts Sketch PPA120

 I just received 5 of the My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pads from Crop Chocolate & LOVE THEM!  But I've had them for a week and am just now getting around to actually playing with them... hope work is slow today so I get to use them all ;-)
Paper Pad - MME Fine & Dandy Girl

Orange Ink - CTMH Sunset

Sentiment - Making Memories Chole's Closet

Ribbon - MME Fine & Dandy Trims

Flowers - Making Memories Flower Shop

Brad - MME Fine & Dandy

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wall Flower Tutorial

I'll confess, I saw this flower on Pinterest but I didn't like the way she made it so I recreated it myself and I love it!  I have these hung in my dining room for Thanksgiving but they may have a permanent home ;-)

So here's my quickie tutorial:
a nice heavy Cardstock, cut using a Cricut Expression with Gypsy using the Accent Essentials cartridge
10.0" + 2.0"


 and I didn't take a picture of it but you'll also need to cut a 6.0" one

cover front of all the pieces plus the back of the largest.
This black one was done with Glossy but the Tan/Cream ones at my house (first picture) have a matte finish.

Add paper clips to each end while still wet and allow a few hours to dry completely
Assembly by stacking smallest piece on top of next larger piece, add large brad to center, the using Mod Podge as a glue, add more between each layer where the cardstock touches

Here it is complete and in place at one of my best friend, Wendy's house... it looks awesome on her red wall (sorry the pic is fuzzy, it's her cell phone)