Friday, September 15, 2017

Guest Designing at Stick It Down

This month, I'm excited to be the single page guest designer @ Stick It Down!  I love their sketches and this month's single page sketch was especially fun to work with.  Here's this month's single page sketch:


When I saw the sketch, I thought of rainbow circles and sunshine. Ever since she was little, I've sung "You are my Sunshine" to my oldest granddaughter, so it an easy choice to use that for my title, and a photo of my granddaughter.


I can't believe she's eight already - growing up way too fast!  The circles and the title were all cut my Cricut.  I just added a few puffy stickers and some sequins.

You have until the end of the month to play along with the challenges at Stick It Down.  There are three: a card sketch, single page sketch and double page sketch.  Hope to see your creations on the blog!



Saturday, August 26, 2017

Another Stamp-a-faire challenge

For challenge #4 at Papertrey Ink, the challenge is to use die cut fabric flowers on a project.  Here is the inspiration piece:


I used my Cricut to diecut these flowers from cotton fabric (stabilizer fused onto the back) and then added button and twine centers.  The sentiment was stamped from the Paper Tray stamp set and adhered to some of the same cotton fabric used for the flowers.  The inking was done with Papertrey's Classic Kraft ink.



Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-Faire Challenge #1

This is the first challenge at Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-faire this weekend, and it involves creating some paper embellishments.  Here's the inspiration piece and you can check out the video here:


I chose to create the little confetti bag, so used a small glassine envelope and cut very narrow cardstock strips, then snipped them into tiny pieces and sealed them inside the bag.  I added a little double twine bow and a stamped sentiment, along with a few sequins.   The stars on the background and the sentiment are both from Papertrey's Limitless Labels stamp set.  



Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-faire challenge #2

The 2nd challenge at Papertrey Ink this weekend was to create a card using dies, paper scraps and vellum overlays.   Here is the gorgeous inspiration piece:



Here's my card for the challenge:  


I used my Cricut for the diecut leaves, cutting some from cardstock & patterned paper and some from vellum, layering and stitching the vellum over two of the leaves.   I used Classic Kraft dye ink from Papertrey Ink for the distressed edges and the stamped sentiment.  The sentiment is from Papertrey's Limitless Labels stamp set.  

Friday, August 25, 2017

PaperTrey Ink Stamp-a-Faire

This weekend is Papertrey Ink's annual Stamp-a-faire, with challenges and tutorials all weekend. (Link is to the blog where the challenges will be posted.)  I only have a few of their stamp sets, but plan on joining in the challenges as much as I can.  This is the warm-up challenge, where you were given various inspiration pieces to choose from.  This is the inspiration piece I chose:

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I love the colors and the slight overlapping elements.   Here's my card based on this piece, using an older stamp set "Text Boxed" and also the Tiny Tags die set.


There are some tiny sequin stickers in the centers of the flowers.  I didn't add a sentiment to this one; will just wait and add it to the inside later.



Monday, August 21, 2017

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #11



Here is this week's challenge board at Tic Tac Toe challenges:







I chose the far right vertical row: yellow, angled and splatter.  I used three colors of Brushos to create the splatter background.  The stamps are from Recollections (baby) and Paper Try Ink (tag)


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Fusion 8/17 Challenge

Playing along with the new challenge @ Fusion.  Here is the inspiration piece for the challenge:

I used the sketch for my card, along with some Distress Oxide inks and the new Stamp of Approval kit from Catherine Pooler.

Distress Oxide inks: Fossilized Amber, Antique Linen, Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick, Wild Honey, and Vintage Photo

The background strip was created with the leaf stencil from the SOA kit, blending several colors of Distress Oxide inks.  The leaves were stamped and fussy cut and he stitch strip was cut with one of the kit dies and inked with Distress Oxide inks.  The sentiment, also from the kit, was stamped with Icing on the Cake ink from Catherine Pooler. I did some distressing and penwork on the edges, then added a twine bow and inked wooden heart.