Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Trendy Trees

One of the newer sets from Papertrey Ink is Trendy Trees and it has matching dies (of course).  What fun it was to make this card and so easy.  The card base is Smokey Shadow and is also from Papaertrey Ink.  I rubbed a little Vintage Cream ink along the edges to soften it up a bit.  I cut the trees from brown and tan card stock and the circles from yellow and tan.  On the one yellow circle I stamped one of the images from the set and popped the little bird from the middle tree onto one of it's branches. ( Hate to waste a birdie.) The DP is just a piece of scrap from my stash and the same goes for the piece I used for the sentiment.  The sentiment is from the same set, I just love the font.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Wainsot Technique

This weeks technique demo at StampTV was how to make wainscoting by Gina K.  What a really neat idea.  I was in the process of finishing up the last of the cards for the wedding shower and needed some masculine cards and these worked out perfectly. 
You can see the video here, and believe me it is so simple.
I chose to make two cards and use images from JustRite's By the Sea set for my focal point.
My card base is Kraft, then a layer of Chocolate Brown and the technique was done on another layer of Kraft, all from Gina K.  I used Memento Desert Sand for the distressing and for the card on the left I used the mountain side of the card stock.  The card on the right is the same format but I used the valley side of the card stock.
I like how they turned out what do you think?  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Dash Dalton Rides Again

When I went to the scrabooking convention with my friend Sandy I picked up the Sasparilla paper pad from October Afternoon.  What a fun set.
I always think that boys just have to love cowboys and this sparked an idea for a card.  It's an 8 x 8 pad and I'm sure it's meant for a scrapbook but I had to make a card with this sheet.
I chose to cut the strip up into segments and make a comic book card out of it.  I couldn't fit it all onto the inside so the last panels had to go on the back.  I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, May 27, 2012


I don't know if I like this card or not, very ambivelent about it.
Part of the project for making the party favors for the weeding shower was the packaging.  These oval purple things were leftovers from the cutting out.  I had them laying on the table and started playing around with them and thought they looked like a flower so I stuck them together and layered them onto this card.  Then added the rhinestones and set it aside.  I decided to post it and see if any one else had a thought about it.  Let me know.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Flowered Vellum

I went with my friend Sandy to a scrap booking show a week or so ago and of course the amount of gorgeous paper there was astounding.  This vellum was one of the many that caught my eye and just had to buy.  I attached it to a card base from Memory Box called Squash, a very pretty yellow.  Since it is the focal point of this card I just added the sentiment (another of the bits and pieces I've had laying around) and attached it with some ribbon from Gina K.  Sometimes when I make these cards I just want to keep them but of course this is going into the favor packets.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Wedding Silhouette

Part of my project for the wedding shower favors is wedding cards.  For this card I had this pin striped DP that reminds me of a man's suit.  I thought it would be great as a background for a more masculine card.  I realize that's kind of silly in this case since all of these cards are going to women, but who knows, maybe a husband or boyfriend might swipe this card to send to a buddy hmmm?
Anyways, this photo doesn't really show the color combo correctly, since the first layer is not quite as coppery as it looks in the picture.  the silhouette of the couple on the heart is from the Papertrey Ink set Simply Jane and is embossed in Old Gold embossing powder (some I've had in my drawer for years).  One of the things I've enjoyed most about this project is using products and items that have been sitting around for a looooong time in my desk and on my shelves.  I've really gotten the bug to dig out stamps not inked in awhile and create.
Hope you like this card and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Beautiful Embossed Butterfly

I had used some of this DP for a birthday card for my friend Karen last month and had to finish up using the rest of it.  This card was a result.  With paper this pretty I really didn't want to cover it up too much so I just cut out a butterfly using the Papertrey Ink die from Beautiful Butterflies and then ran it through my Cuttlebug with and embossing folder.  After adding some small flat back pearls and the sentiment it was done.  A very simple, easy card to make and went into the pile of cards for the shower favors (or maybe I can keep it for myself ????
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Blue Clouds

This was a really fun card to make.  I just used Papertrey Ink dies for all the elements on this card.  So easy since I used my new Vagabond.  I used the dies from In the Meadows for the hills, the trees from Trendy Trees and the clouds from Up, Up and Away.  I didn't wand to waste the little bird form the tree so I set him on the hill to hunt for worms and since the sky was white I had to go with blue clouds.  I used Memento Sky Blue to edge the clouds and Memento Bamboo Leaves to edge the lower hill.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Birthday Elephant

I've been so busy making cards for the wedding shower favors that I haven't taken the time to post about them.  things have calmed down a bit now so I can catch up on my posting.
I have had this card base sitting on my desk for over a year now and just made time to use it.  I loved this DP and I can't even begin to remember where it came from.  It reminds of the children's books about Babar, so when Papertrey Ink came out with the Tremendous Treats: Birthday set I just had to use it for this card.  It's a charming set and so fun for children's birthday cards.  I stamped the image a colored with Copics and then stamped the curly q underneath to imply grass.  Since I didn't want to cover up the DP too much I kept the mats small and just added the sentiment.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Paige's Graduation

I made this card for a granddaughters high school graduation.  The invitation is a very sophisticated black, red and silver so I tried to use it as my inspiration.  I went to my card stock supply and pulled out some black, red and cream card stock.  I didn't have a silver that I liked so I chose a sparkly cream instead, the red is also sparkly.
I used Papertrey Ink sets Congrats All Ways and For the Grad.  Using the Papertrey dies Mat Stack 1 and Layerz Mat Stack 1 I cut out a black layer and a cream layer and embossed the sentiment and the graduation hat in black.   I used some dimensionals to attach it to the card base over some ribbon from Gina K.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.