Saturday, April 30, 2011

Live your Butterfly Bliss

Isn't that sequined butterfly GORGEOUS!? Prima just astounds me with their products. It's definitely one of my favourite companies! This card is very fresh and bold...and very orange! I love the sentiment too- Live Your Bliss. Shouldn't we all?! :) I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend- I'll be working a bit today and then hopefully crafting away tonight in my little corner- happiness! :)

Stamps: Mega Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Chamomile (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Coral Blooms from Salt Air collection (Cosmo Cricket)
Other: Butterfly (Prima); Circle punch (EK Success); Doily die (Papertrey Ink)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Sending you...

This simple, one layer card was easy to make and packs a pretty pink punch! I love that soft pink look with bold black thrown in. Anyone else creating like crazy this weekend? I'm hoping to!
It's a sad day for me here...Prince William is now married. *Sigh* I guess that officially means I have no chance (Sorry hubby! Love you!)...haha. :)

Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Big & Bold Wishes, Background Basics: Woodgrain, Up, Up & Away
Ink: Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Chamomile, True Black
Cardstock: Stamper's Select white
Other: Flower centres (Prima)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Enjoy the ride

Okay, I have a baaaad head cold and desperately need an afternoon nap so here's a quick post about a card using a very cute digital stamp from Bows and Berries- love it! Off to nap now... thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Spring Ride digi (Bows and Berries); Everyday Button Bits (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Scarlet Jewel, Chai (Papertrey Ink); Copic markers
Cardstock: Kraft, Scarlet Jewel, white (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned paper: papers from Chilled Strawberry Soup collection (Jillibean Soup)
Other: button, twine (Papertrey Ink); scalloped border punch (SU!)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Yee Haw!

I love getting to play around with new sets when I get the chance!! This Back in the Saddle by Waltzingmouse Stamps could easily become a go-to favourite on my desk- sooooo awesome!

I stamped the cowboy/horse image in Antique Linen ink first on my die cut, then stamped the sentiment over top. I used my Bow Easy tool for the double bow, and distressed and inked all edges.

Thanks for looking and enjoy your day...I hope we all get the chance to yell YEE HAW and let loose at some point today!! :) :)

Stamps: (Back in the Saddle) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: (Ocean Tides, Chai) Papertrey Ink; (Antique Linen) Ranger
Cardstock: (Rustic Cream, Ocean Tides) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: (Social Club collection) Cosmo Cricket
Other: (Ocean Tides ribbon, Simply Chartreuse button, twine, Mat Stack 1 die) Papertrey Ink; (Bow Easy tool); (foam dimensionals)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Skating thanks

An icy/wintry thank you that I made for someone who needed 25 of these to give out! I used the very cute On Ice stamp set and matching die from Papertrey Ink (the thank yous were for those who helped out at a skating carnival) and papers from Cosmo Cricket. I changed up the papers and 'sock' colours throughout all 25 but the layout, image and sentient are the same on all of them. Brr...this wintry card makes me cold just looking at it! Time to go create some spring cards! :)

Stamps: (skate from On Ice, sentiment from Star Prints) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko; (Chamomile, Hibiscus Burst) Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: (Vintage Cream, white, Hibiscus Burst) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: (Re-verse from Upcycle, blue polka dot from Mitten Weather) Cosmo Cricket
Other: (Scalloped circle punch) Marvy; (On Ice die) Papertrey Ink; (gems) Basic Grey

Monday, April 18, 2011

Butterfly birthday

I've been saving that little fabric butterfly for ages and finally found some patterned papers that it could compliment. It came off a greeting card for my daughter when she was born...only us crafters can see something like that and think, "hmmm, I could use that!" So here it is now on a girlish birthday card. Thanks for looking! Supplies: Stamps: Up, Up, and Away (Papertrey Ink) Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Sour Apple chalk ink (Clearsnap) Cardstock: Hibiscus Burst, white (Papertrey Ink) Patterned Paper: Little Girl collection (Echo Park) Other: Doily (Martha Stewart); ribbon (Papertrey Ink); butterfly (misc.)

Friday, April 15, 2011

In My Beautiful Balloon

Time is ticking away, and thank goodness I had a few free moments this week to create an entry for the In My Beautiful Balloon Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I used some papers from the 7 Gypsies 6x6 Lille collection, and paired them with the balloon and cloud images from Papertrey Ink's Up, Up & Away set. Lots of distressed and inked edges hopefully created a more 'masculine' feel to this card. I left a sentiment out because I felt the patterned paper worked perfectly for that! Thanks for looking, and it's time for you to rush over to the Moxie Fab blog to check out the details so YOU can enter too!!! Supplies: Stamps: (Up, Up & Away) Papertrey Ink Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko; (Chai, Vintage Cream) Papertrey Ink; Copic markers Cardstock: (Kraft, Enchanted Evening, white) Papertrey Ink Patterned Paper: (papers from Lille collection) 7 gypsies Other: (balloon dies, red baker's twine) Papertrey Ink; (twine 'ribbon'); (foam dimensionals); (Stickles) Ranger; (distressing tool) Heidi Swapp

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Take care of yourself!

More Life is Good from Echo Park (and it IS isn't it!?), this time on a 'get well' card. You need some cheery get-wells every now and then don't you!? I used a Go-To sketch from Paper Crafts magazine and a sticker for my main image. Thanks for looking...I hope your day is as sunshiny as mine is! :) Don't these Easter cookies look delicious?? My kids and I made a batch of these this morning and the smell throughout the house was just divine...they are napping right now, so I just might sneak one or two before they wake. I need to taste test them right!? Supplies: Stamps: Healing Touch sentiments (Papertrey Ink) Ink: Dark Chocolate, Chai (Papertrey Ink) Cardstock: Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink) Patterned Paper: Life is Good collection (Echo Park) Other: stickers from Life is Good collection (Echo Park); gem (Zva); twine, button (Papertrey Ink)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Wish Big

This is something softer and sweeter than I usually make. I love bright and bold lately, but these sweet papers from the Little Girl collection by Echo Park called my name to use them. I paired them with a bold sentiment in black and a rhinestone flourish for some 'bling' and that was it! Supplies: Stamps: Big & Bold Wishes (Papertrey Ink) Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Cardstock: Stamper's Select White (Papertrey Ink) Patterned Paper: Little Girl collection(Echo Park) Other: Scalloped rectangle punch (Marvy); gem flourish (Zva); Banner Borders die (Papertrey Ink); foam dimensionals

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Home sweet home

I dug into my stash and pulled out a bunch of paper that I hadn't used yet and have it in a BIG PILE on my work desk in the hopes that I will use it up! Can't really use it for any publication submissions as they prefer 'current' lines, but that doesn't mean I can't use it for fun!!! I made a bunch of these for a friend who wants to give them to clients; it's just as easy to make 15 as it is 1... I stamped and cut out the house. popped it up and inked all the edges with Vintage Cream ink to 'soften' everything. Thanks for looking and have a great weekend! Supplies: Stamps: Boards & Beams set (Papertrey Ink) Ink: Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Chamomile (Papertrey Ink) Cardstock: Kraft (Papertrey Ink) Patterned Paper: Lullaby Lane collection(Webster's Pages) Other: Scalloped border punch (SU!); Scalloped circle punch (Marvy); gems (Kaisercraft)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Life IS good

Is it spring yet? :) This card is sort of an encouragement and reminder to myself; we all need that some days right? It's been a long, hard winter with sick kids left and right but spring is here (technically) and the birds are chirping so there is lots to smile about! No stamping, just stickers on this colourful card. I used the lovely Life is Good collection by Echo Park, and some buttons from Papertrey Ink. Supplies: Cardstock: Berry Sorbet (Papertrey Ink) Patterned Paper: Life is Good collection (Echo Park) Other: Sticker (Echo Park); buttons (Papertrey Ink)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wherever you go

I played along with the All Things Unity challenge this week and raided my button stash... That's right, ATU28 is all about buttons! Go check out the details and play along too. :) I was going for cheery and spring-like vibe, even though the colours I used are decidedly more FALLish. Oh well, it's bright and sunny just the same! I added some Diamond Stickles to the cloud and sun image (from the fabulous October 2009 kit of the month), layered the sentiment over top and used a brown Zig marker for the hand drawn border. Thanks for checking out my card, and have a fabulous day!!! Supplies: Stamps: October Kit of the Month (Unity Stamps Co.) Ink: Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy, Chamomile (PTI); Brown marker (Zig) Cardstock: Stmaper's Select white (PTI) Other: Diamond Stickles (Ranger); buttons (PTI)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Lack of mojo and a book pick

Okay, I admit, I'm being lazy...but I have a serious lack of mojo going on, so a few stickers slapped on some cardstock will have to suffice. :) I'm hoping to get back into the creative side of things this week. I've had sick kids, work stuff, family stuff, blah, blah, blah, you know how it goes!! All seems to be quieting down now though (cross fingers) so I am looking at my little crafting corner with much hopefulness!

In non-cardmaking news, I've mentioned here before I'm a librarian at the local small town library and tonight was our first book club meeting (very exciting for me!!) and we chose our first selection. A teen (or YA) pick actually, which will be nice for those of us who have never been in a book club before- something light and mostly cheery, to get us started before we get into the juicy, heavy reading that will produce lots of discussion! Here's our pick: Honey, Baby, Sweetheart by Deb Caletti. I've actually read it before (as a librarian I try to read mostly anything my patrons like...especially the kids and teens so I can try to relate! haha) and I'd count it as one of my top 10 books. :) It's a nice, easy read with a lot of smiles.


Stamps: Boards & Beams (Papertrey Ink)

Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Chamomile (Papertrey Ink)

Paper: Rustic Cream (Papertrey Ink)

Other: Stickers from Love Lives Here collection (Echo Park)