Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pretty Bird

It's such a sunshiny day here where I am, so I felt showing a card that had a springtime feel to it would be appropriate!  The pretty bird focal point is a sticker from Jolee's Boutique.  I use to buy those stickers ALL the time when I was scrapbooking and when I saw this one I knew it would word nicely on a card.  This card is so cute and sweet IRL. Thanks for looking everyone; enjoy your day!

Stamps: (Blooming Button Bits) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Paper: (Spring Moss) Papertrey Ink; (Urban Prairie collection) Basic Grey
Accessories: (Doily) Martha Stewart; (Spring bird) Jolee's Boutique

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Just a note

Here is VERY clean and simple card to brighten your Sunday! My mom is currently in Florida on vacation so I went over and raided her stash for some inspiration and came away with this super cute Lil' Inkers Rainbow & Clouds die set.  I feel a shopping spree coming on...I need to get this die for myself and I can't imagine she won't notice it's missing when she gets home!!

Stamps: (Sentiment Sampler) Paper Smooches
Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Paper: (white, pink grid, orange dots) Papertrey Ink; (green, purple) Echo Park
Other: (gem) Doodlebug; (rainbow & clouds die) Lil' Inkers

Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday Fun at Unity

This is my first time linking up to Friday Fun at Unity, and I used my 'hello owl' from the Stamp of the Week club.  How much do I love getting a new stamp every week?! I love it LOTS! :)  The papers are an older Basic Grey collection (Urban Prairie), and I spritzed on some Glimmer Mists for background interest. Thanks for looking everyone, and I look forward to linking up again next week!

Stamps: ("hello" owl) Unity Stamp Co.
Ink: (Turquoise Gem, Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Paper: (white) Papertrey Ink; (Urban Prairie collection) Basic Grey
Other: (gem) Zva; (Graphite, Sunflower Glimmer Mists) Tattered Angels

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Hello x3

This card is a little outside my usual creative path; it's a little soft, sweet and girly for my liking! :) I recently was asked to make around 20 happy "thinking of you/hello/how are you" type cards for a lady to send to mostly seniors in rest homes, etc. and I was happy to get creating! I used a lot of Papertrey Ink product here, as well as a doily I cut up and spritzed with some Glimmer Mist. Some pearls, a soft ribbon rose and a tiny tag and that's all it took! Have a wonderful day everyone!

Stamps: (Tiny Tags II); Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Dark Chocolate, Chamomile) Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: (Vintage Cream, Melon Berry) Papertrey Ink
Other: (Twine, Tiny Tags die, Book Print impression plate) Papertrey Ink; (ribbon rose) Prima; (pearl embellishment) Zva; (doily) Martha Stewart; (Glimmer Mist) Tattered Angels

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Rainbows & Sunshine

This card ended up so colourful you nearly need to put on your sunglasses just to look at it!! I DO love colour- any sort of bright and bold design with a cheery feel to it makes me happy.  I've had that felt rainbow in my stash for the longest time and decided it was time to use it.  It was the inspiration for all the colour and the perfect sentiment. 
As a side note, anyone eating pancakes today? Happy Shrove Tuesday! :)

Stamps: (Up, Up & Away Sentiments) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko; (Fresh Snow) Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: (white, Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores) Papertrey Ink
Other: (gems) Zva; (scalloped border punch) Fiskars; (Parisian Lace doily die) Papertrey Ink; (felt rainbow sticker) Sassafras Lass

Friday, February 17, 2012

By My Side

The most recent call for Paper Crafts magazine was for the Stamp It! Cards Volume 9 edition, and I'm happy to report that TWO of my cards were chosen to appear in this awesome special issue! Soooo excited. :)  There were of course, a few NOT chosen that I submitted, so I'm happy to share them here with you all now.
  Mr. Pepper & Mrs. Salt are digital images from Some Odd Girl that I just adore.  I coloured them up and used them on this Thank You card.  They could be used in SO many other ways too though...thinking a wedding card maybe?  A doily and some soft aqua colours brightened up by a pop of red make this card complete!

Stamps: (Mr. Pepper & Mrs. Salt) Some Odd Girl; (On My Couch) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko; (Chamomile) Papertrey Ink; (Copic markers) Copic
Paper: (White, Pure Poppy) Papertrey Ink; (Picadilly collection) Basic Grey
Other: (Doily) Martha Stewart; (buttons, twine) Papertrey Ink; (foam dimensionals)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

All because...

Another 4x6 journaling element from the Generations collection by Simple Stories.  No need for any stamping because the card says it all! All I added was the twine (wrapped twice), button and stick pin, and punched the two hearts.  Easy peasy and my wedding/love stash is growing bigger everyday because of these fab journaling cards!!

Ink: Chamomile (PTI)
Paper: Vintage Cream (PTI); Generations collection (Simple Stories)
Other: Button, twine (PTI); stick pin (Maya Road); Heart punch (EK Success)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bee Mine!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! We started our morning off here with pink (strawberry) milk and strawberry yogurt with red sprinkles. :) I just love making Valentine's Day a special day for my kids.  We're even having heart shaped pizza for supper tonight!!

I've made a LOT of Valentine's Day cards lately, some for my family and sweeties and others were for special order.  This one above is for a grandma and I think it turned out so sweet. :)

Stamps: Tiny Tags II (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink); white gel pen
Paper: I Do paper, blank card base from Kissing Booth collection (Basic Grey); pink glitter paper (Doodlebug Designs)
Other: Journalling card from Beef Broth collection (Jillibean Soup); pearls (Kaiser Craft); foam dimensionals; doily (misc.)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Happily Ever After

I adore Simple Stories and their paper collections because of the beautiful journalling card elements included in each collection.  They make it so easy to put a nice card together. For this card I worked with the Generations collection.  I used a vertical journalling card element, cut out a flower from another piece of paper, popped it up, added some pearls and that was that! Very easy, and great results!

Paper: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink); Home Sweet Home, 4x6 Vertical Journalling Card Elements from Generations collection (Simple Stories)
Other: pearls (Kaiser Craft); Foam dimensionals

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Papertrey & Pinterest

I'm recovering from pneumonia right now...cough, cough... but managed to find some time this morning to participate in Papertrey Ink's Pinterest challenge. I used the above picture from Pinterest as my inspiration, and created a new card based on it. In the process of making it, I decided I had a few holes in my PTI collection I want to fill.  The Filigree border die, and the Turning a New Leaf die sets will be on my next PTI order!! :)

Papertrey Ink Supplies Used:
Fine Linen & Vintage Cream cardstock
Doily Details die, Beautiful Blooms II #1 die collection
Linen & CAnvas impression plate
Vintage Cream button
Vintage Cream twine

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Little Loveosaurus

I like making Valentines for my little ones because I tend to keep them a lot more simple, with a crisp, clean design.  This one was REALLY easy! I die cut the dinosaur using my Big Kids cartridge in my Slice machine, snipped of a heart from the heart border die by Papertrey Ink, and stamped my sentiment.  Not too time involved and it still carries a cute punch I think. :)  I hope you all have one little (or big!) loveosaurus to give a Valentine to this year!

Stamps: Little Loveosaurus (My Favorite Things)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Kraft, White, New Leaf, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Other: Stickles (Ranger); Big Kids cartridge (Slice by Making Memories); heart die (Papertrey Ink)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

I {heart} U

This was a simple concept in my head and for some reason, it took a lot longer to accomplish than I anticipated! I'm sure there are easier ways to get your alphabet dies to line up (such as, say, using a ruler and pencil lines) but those easy ways failed me at the time I made this card and so instead, I die cut the white paper and left all the letters in place instead of punching them out.  I used removable tape to secure the cardstock piece down, and one at a time, picked out the letters, added adhesive and glued them back down within the template.  THEN I carefully removed the tape and pulled the cardstock piece away.  Like I said, not the fastest way of going about things, but it got the job done. :)

Of course, my inspiration came from Pinterest. :)
Source: etsy.com via Marcie on Pinterest

Cardstock: Soft Stone, Pure Poppy (PTI); white (Bazzil)
Other: Block Alphabet die (PTI); gems (Kaiser Craft); heart punch (EK Success)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Keep Smiling

Happy Day! Hold your head up high and keep smiling, and all that other sweet stuff.  Sometimes it's hard to remember, but here in our house, we try our best no matter what gets us down!   Today in particular I'm down in the dumps as we've had some sad news about a friend, but I keep thinking about the life she led and her beautiful laugh and I'm keeping on... We have a pretty good life here and I for one am not going to spend it worrying about the things I cannot change. :) Enjoy your day everyone, and make it a HAPPY one.

Paper: Fly A Kite collection (October Afternoon)
Other: Stickers, Journalling card (October Afternoon); gems (Kaiser Craft); scalloped rectangle punch, circle punch (EK Success); Stickles (Ranger)