Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Your Special Day

  I have another entry for the Journaling Cards Challenge in the Moxie Fab World to show you today.  I'm pulling out lots of older supplies that have bits and pieces left to the collection and using them all up! For this card I grabbed what's left of the Emma's Shoppe collection by Crate Paper and made a cute little girl birthday card.  Why don't YOU scrounge through YOUR stash and find a journal card to use in this fun challenge?!

Stamps: (Tiny Tags II) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (New Leaf) Papertrey Ink
Paper: (Emma's Shoppe collection) Crate Paper
Other: (journal tag, chipboard) Crate Paper; (Tiny Tag die, twine) Papertrey Ink

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Our real selves

I just love this rubber stamp from River City Rubber Works. Something about it really speaks to me! I created this card way back on World Cardmaking Day, and have posted it a few other places, but not here on the blog, so here it is!
I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend so husband is FINALLY home from a loooong business trip and we attempted a date night last night; dinner and a movie- Argo.  Well, drove into town, and the hydro was out in most of the city, movie theater included.  AND it was out at home, so we had to come home and rescue the babysitter...oh well.  We are trying attempt #2 this morning and are going out for breakfast instead. :)
Stamps: (Real Selves)
Ink: (Berry Sorbet) Papertrey Ink
Paper: (The Sweetest Thing 'Tangerine' collection) My Mind's Eye; (Rustic Cream) Papertrey Ink
Other: (sticker) My Mind's Eye; (pearls) Kaisercraft; (button, twine) Papertrey Ink

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Journaling Cards challenge

I created a similar card to this one a few days ago, but since then a fun and inspiring challenge has begun over at the Moxie Fab world, so I'm glad I had another beautiful journal card on hand to use for this creation!  I stuck to The Sweetest Thing 'Tangerine' collection for all my supplies (except the button and gem).  I love the 'matchy' look with all these coordinating products! In case you want to play along to, go check out the Journaling Cards Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.  You'll be happy you played along! :)

(All from My Mind's Eye unless otherwise noted)
Paper: (The Sweetest Thing 'Tangerine' collection)
Other: (washi tape, journal card, butterfly sticker); (button) Papertrey Ink; (gem) Prima

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Thank You

Thanks to all of you who have checked out my gallery on Splitcoaststampers this week while I'm the featured stamper. It's much appreciated! Hopefully you can find something there to inspire you in your own creativity!
Stamps: (Sentiment Sampler) Paper Smooches
Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Paper: (Sweet Blush) Papertrey Ink; (The Sweetest Thing 'Tangerine' collection) My Mind's Eye
Other: (doily sticker, washi tape) My Mind's Eye; (button) misc.; (twine) The Twinery; (pearls) Kaisercraft

Monday, October 22, 2012

You are So...

I'm on a roll lately, making the most out of my supplies and vowing to use up every last scrap of paper in this gorgeous MME 6x6 paper pack! I paired the bright, cheery papers with a journal card from the same collection, adding washi tape and few other embellishments for interest.
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend like I did.  Waking up to find out I'm the Featured Stamper at SCS on Sunday really was amazing, but watching my sweet kiddos jump into a leaf pile over and over on a gorgeous fall day equaled it. :)
Paper: (The Sweetest Thing 'Tangerine' collection) My Mind's Eye
Other: ('You Are So...' card, washi tape, chipboard butterfly) My Mind's Eye; (button, twine) Papertrey Ink

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper!

Guess what!?  I'm the featured stamper today on Splitcoaststampers!! I am so lucky, and so honoured. Pop on over to the forum and check out what the details are if you have never participated before, and click the link on my sidebar to check out my gallery there.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

More Unity Challenges!

A fall-ish card to enter in the Fall themed Unity Stamp Co. World Cardmaking Day challenge! I used the store kit Artist in You set for the trees/bushes, and With Sympathy for the sentiment. I love the look of layering all those images in different colours! There are even some Antique Linen Stickles glitter on some of the bushes for a little sparkle and shine...subtle though, since it IS intended for a sympathy card.
Stamps: (Artist in You, With Sympathy) Unity Stamp Co.
Ink: (Orange Zest, Dark Chocolate, Fine Linen, Terracotta Tile, Chamomile) Papertrey Ink
Paper: (white) Papertrey Ink

Here's a card a bit cheerier and brighter! This time I stamped my border (for the Stamp a Border using a NON border stamp challenge!) I used the sentiment from Balloons to You, and the flowers were from Flowers Galore
Stamps: (Balloons to You, Flowers Galore) Unity Stamp Co.
Ink: (Limeade Ice, Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst, True Black) Papertrey Ink
Paper: (white, Limeade Ice) Papertrey Ink
Other: (corner rounder) We R Memory Keepers; (gems) Kaisercraft

Monday, October 15, 2012

So happy together

Sometimes a quick and easy card with no fuss and muss can turn out to be one you like the most! On World Cardmaking Day I pulled out one 6x6 paper pad and vowed to use up most of it...hence this card, and others I have shown lately using The Sweetest Thing 'Tangerine' collection by My Mind's Eye. No stamping, no embossing, no fancy details...just paper, a sticker for the sentiment and some button and trim accents.
Paper: (The Sweetest Thing 'Tangerine' collection) My Mind's Eye
Other: (trim) misc.; (button, twine) Papertrey Ink; (sticker) My Mind's Eye

Friday, October 12, 2012

I'm Here

More Unity Stamp Co. challenges! This time around, I played in the 'color your stamp' challenge. I haven't pulled out my Copics much lately, so it was kind of fun to get them out and start colouring up my image. I am NOT great at colouring; I do not understand shading, light source, cool/warm tones, etc.  It's a complete mess for me, so when I colour, I just wing it! :) I'm also linking this card up for FWF, so if that's why you're here...enjoy!!
Stamps: (I'm Here) Unity Stamp Co.
Ink: (Chamomile, Aqua Mist, black) Papertrey Ink; (markers) Copic
Paper: (The Sweetest Thing 'Tangerine' collection) My Mind's Eye
Other: (pearls) Bazzil Basics

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The little things

Another challenge from Unity Stamp Co. from World Cardmaking Day; this time a sketch. What a fun sketch it was, too! I tried to give this card a homey, homespun kind of look...that patterned paper really helps with it.  I hope all of you are having fun playing with these challenges; you have until the 20th to link them all up!
Stamps: (Delightful Little Things) Unity Stamp Co.
Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Paper: (The Sweetest Thing 'Tangerine' collection) My Mind's Eye
Other: (butterfly die, button) Papertrey Ink; (doily) Freckled Fawn; (gem) Prima

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Unity Challenge- shaped cards

Has everyone recovered from World Cardmaking Day (and Canadian Thanksgiving?)? I was lucky enough to spend the morning creating and playing along in the Unity Stamp Co. challenges.  Challenge #1 was to create a shaped card, so I used my Baby Onesie die to cut out this cute card base. I stamped my image, paper pieced it, stamped the sentiment, added gems, and sprayed it all with a shimmery spray mist.  It's cute, isn't it?! :)
Stamps: (Twinkle, Twinkle itty bitty) Unity Stamp Co.
Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Paper: (white) Papertrey Ink; (Little Boy Blue collection) Crate Paper 6x6
Other: (Crystals) Kaisercraft; (Shine spray mist) Studio Calico

Saturday, October 6, 2012

If the Shoe fits...

I hope everyone is having fun celebrating World Cardmaking Day! I'm home until later in the afternoon, so I am lucky to have some time to get crafty!!  Make sure you check out all the deals many online stores are offering might score some GREAT buys!
This is the kind of card above that I would love to receive...a bit flashy and with some bling. It screams MARCIE! The Sugar Chic collection from Heidi Swapp is one of my favourite paper lines.

Stamps: (If the Shoe Fits) Unity Stamp Co.
Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Paper: (True Black) Papertrey Ink; (Fabulous, Adore, Drama from Sugar Chic) Heidi Swapp
Other: (border from Sugar Chic) Heidi Swapp, (button) Papertrey Ink , (gem) Prima; (1/2" circle punch) EK Success

Friday, October 5, 2012

Have a Hallotini!

How about a Hallotini?? I just adore this stamp, and picked it up on a 'moving' sale for the Paper Pickle, my favourite LSS. I stamped and paper pieced the image, coloured the candy corns, and the rest you can figure out yourselves! I submitted this one to the Halloween category for Paper Crafts magazine, Card Creations Vol. 11 and it didn't get picked up. I'd be a little disappointed in that except I had two other cards picked up! :) Super exciting!

Stamps: (sentiment from Toil & Trouble) Taylored Expressions; (Hallotini) Impression Obsession
Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Paper: (white, True Black, Halloween Prints 8x8 paper) Papertrey Ink
Other: (Spica black glitter marker, yellow, orange, gray marker) Copic; (black marker) Zig, (gems) Prima

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Missing Mojo

Ugh.  Missing mojo.  We've all lost our crafting "oomph" before, haven't we? I have put out a BOLO (I learned that term from CSI, lol) and hope to find it soon.  Hence, the mediocre card and lack of blogging lately.  I think I'll just take a step back for the next few days, search the blogosphere for some inspiration, and focus on making cards just for sheer pleasure.  I'm hoping that will kick start my creativity!! What do YOU do when you're lacking mojo?? Let me know! :)
Stamps: (Toil & Trouble) Taylored Expressions; (Happy Haunting ) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Orange Zest, True Black) Papertrey Ink; (Copic marker)
Paper: (white, True Black, Halloween Prints designer paper) Papertrey Ink