Monday, April 25, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
The new machine debuts on HSN on 26 April - can't wait to see it.
I know I have been out of the blogosphere for a while, but I have my craftroom ready to go and will be back with some craftiness this week!
Monday, January 31, 2011
Today I participated in the Off the Wall Craftiness Blog Challenge Number #43 featuring the colors black and white or cream.
I was hesitant about the colors as I usually like to use a lot of different hues on my projects, but I had a bunch of fun making this card. I even used the Yudu Cardshop to make the main image and am really pleased with the result.
DCWV Black Currant Stack
Yudu Cardshop Birdcage screen print & Ink
K&Company Sticker (Simply Divine)
Stampin' Up! Punches: Bird, Heart
Stampin' Up! Dazzling Diamonds glitter
Papertrey Ink Scallop Border Die
Marvy Uchida Jumbo Oval Punches
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I have LOVED Papertrey Ink products since they began as a company. The first thing I ever bought from them was some cute ladybug notecards for my Mother-in-law (who is ladybug crazy) and then lo and behold...they made a stamp set to match! I was so excited to get it and have been hooked ever since.
The challenge this month was to use a set that has never been opened or has been gathering dust. Well, as I just moved this summer - I have a lot of dusty stamp sets! I chose to use the Vintage Picnic set. It is so cute and very versatile. I wanted to make a card that would celebrate Valentine's Day, but was not so specific that I couldn't use it at other times too. I am really happy with the way it turned out. Hope it makes you smile!
Stamps: PTI Vintage Picnic, Vintage Picnic Sentiments, Background Basics Text Style II
PTI Paper: Bitty Dot Basics , Cream cardstock, White cardstock
Ink: PTI Vintage Touch Tea Dye Ink Duo, PTI Pure Poppy Ink, Tim Holtz Tea Distress Ink
PTI Pure Poppy wool felt
Dies: PTI Love Lives Here dies (small heart), PTI Rickrack Border Die
PTI button and twine
Michael's Recollections flower
Cricut Imagine Scalloped Rectangle Shape
Marvy Scalloped Square punches
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Here are the inspiration photo and challenge colors: orange, white, and teal.
Here is my card. In keeping with my latest vintage "craze", I used the challenge colors, but gave them a vintage feel. The DARLING typewriter stamp is from Wilson Designs. I also used stamps from Papertrey Ink, Stampin Up, Crafty Secrets and 7 Gypsies. The patterned paper is from my Cricut Imagine and DCWV. Hope you like it!
Wilson Designs Ride Away with Me stamp set (typewriter)
Cricut Imagine Elise pattern cartridge
Cricut Paper Lace cartridge
Stampin' Up! Cardstock, Tiny Tags stamps, ribbon
Papertrey Ink Background Basics Text Style 2 stamps
K & Company sticker
Hobby Lobby sticker
7 Gypsies stamps
Crafty Secrets stamps
Tim Holtz Clip
Ink: Brilliance Beige, Memento Rich Cocoa, Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Punches: Marvy Uchida, EK Success
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Stampin' Up! Cardstock, Felt Snowflakes and Sizzix Embossing Folder
Cricut Imagine Ancestry Patterns Cartridge
Cricut Winter Woodlands Cartridge
Papertrey Ink Buttons
Brilliance Beige Ink
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I made this card using the Cricut Imagine More cartridge that came with the machine. I cut out the Sweet Tag using the layer function and then inked and distressed and embossed some of the edges. The tag was cut at 4" using relative sizing. The striped border was made by cutting two of the different borders on the cartridge using the layer function and then piecing them together after inking and distressing. I had to look at the screen to make sure that I had them large enough to cover the 4.25" width of the card. After gluing them down, I trimmed them to be flush with the edge of the card. I also stuck in a ribbon strip and ran the bottom layer through my Big Shot with a Tim Holtz (LOVE his stuff) embossing folder.
Cricut Imagine Imagine More cartridge
Stampin' Up! Kraft cardstock, mini clip, ink, background stamp
Tim Holtz distress ink, Sizzix embossing folder
Quickutz strawberry and leaf cuts
Paper Studio flower
Papertrey ink stamps, red twill, button and bakery twine
Paper Studio lace trim
I made this card as part of my renewed love for the vintage shabby look. As luck would have it - so many companies are now showing vintage style products that are SO pretty and so much fun to work with. Hope you like it - I was pleased with the way it turned out!
Products used are as follows:
Stampin' Up! French Foliage stamps
Papertrey Ink Love Lives Here stamp set and dies
Cricut Imagine background cut
Making Memories Slice circle embellishment cut and "Thanks" cut
Tim Holtz on the edge die for border punch
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tea Dye
Michael's Recollections Flower
Memre Mare seam binding
Paertrey Ink button and twine
Lace trim - Paper Studio