Friday, February 26, 2010

A Little Button Action


More fun techniques and birthday card ideas!  For today's post, I created a birthday card using Unity's February KOM stamp.  I love this tree image.  It begs to be embellished!  Many of the stamps from this KOM are used in their blinkies.  You can see it in "motion" on the blinkie on the left of my page.  Click it to see more ideas and to visit their new and improved blog!
This card was image was stamped and colored with my Copic markers.  I then added Distress Stickles in Broken China.  The buttons are attached with Glue Dots and string is added in the holes.
Have you seen the Homespun collection from GCD studios?  I love the vintage sewing pattern paper.  I used two DP from the line by Meody Ross along with my Unity stamp.  Label (Making Memories) with sentiment  (Hero Arts).  Ribbon is from Michael's.  Enjoy!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Moxie Fab Floss Ideas!

Got floss?  Well, for this crafty challenge I decided to sew floss to my page.
It is a little tricky to actually sew letters, but with the help of my trusty pencil I have conquered.

This a layout I created with a large heart die cut paper along with my "love" themed papers.
Each Valentine's Day, we purchase a heart shaped pizza from our local take and bake pizza shop-don't you just love little traditions like this?

Floss, floss and more floss. Try a new floss technique today!  Or click here for more inspiration.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Butterfly Acetate

Today I was catching up on some co-worker birthday cards and I decided to try something new!
K& Co. makes these really cute butterfly acetate 3-D embellishments.  I thought these would be easy to re-create with a little stamp action and some acetate sheets.
So here is what I made:

First I stamped the butterfly from Hero Arts on Papertrey's White cardstock.  I then colored the butterfly with my Copic markers and cut out the image.  Next I stamped the same butterfly with Stazon on an acetate sheet.  Again cut out the image and used a glue dot to stick them together.  I then added a little glitter with my Quicki Glue Pen.

I went with Basic Grey's Origins line and used a Making Memories garment pin and jump ring to allow the butterfly to float on the card.  The sentiment is from Unity Stamps. Neato Cheeto!
Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, February 20, 2010


This is one of those cards I might just give to one of my students.  I love giving cards out on their BIG 1st birthdays!

This is another one of my FREE stamp sets from Pink Cat studio.  This is from the Lily and Tweet set.  I also incorporated a banner digital image from Squigglefly. I love how I can re-size the images and make them work on any projects I work on! With this site, you can pick your designer or look through all of their images.  Super easy and REALLY fun!

Products used:
Copic markers
glitter pen
Hero Arts stamps (background)
Pink Cat Studio stamps (image and sentiment)
Ribbon  Bazzill
Nestabilities die

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hugs In Every Language

One of my favorite bloggers Lolly Chops recently requested comments on how to say HUGS in different languages.  I of course responded with the Polish version of the word.  I love having Polish Power.  (or at least I think I have some special kind of power..hee hee).

Anyway, she said she was working on a special project that she would share with her readers.  Later in the week, she posted a word cloud with all the different versions of HUGS.  I LOVE IT!!!

I ended up copying the word cloud and shrank the design to fit a card front!  I thought it would look cool for a background paper.

Here are the products I used:
-stamps Unity
-punch Stamping Up and Nestabilities
-felt heart-created by yours truly with my Cuttlebug
-hand stitching
Ribbon May Arts

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Lily and Tweet

Greetings!  Today's card is a cute one!  I am using the stamps that I WON from Pink cat Studio.  So excited to win TWO sets of stamps!

I couldn't resist the Lily and Tweet stamps!  How could anyone NOT like a bird dressed in a boa and heel?  (REALLY?!??!)

On this card I used by Nestabilities along with some ribbon, distress ink and coloring with my Copics. Papers are from My Mind's Eye. Hope you enjoy!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Laura's Sketch 45

Greetings!  Today's post features a card which uses a sketch from 2 Sketches.
I decided to try a new technique which is used in this month's issue of DIY.  The technique was originally done with fabric.  To create the ribbon-like look on the boarder I:

Punched circles with 1 1/4 inch punch.
Folded circle sides inward to meet in the middle.
Cut folded circles in half.
Added circle halves next to each other with adhesive.

Other products used:
Stamps:  Unity Stamp Co (KOM)
Ink:  Momento, Distress Inks
Papers:  Melody Ross; Homespun Collection
Distress Stickles:  Broken China

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Plant a Seed of Love

Greetings! Need more Unity stamp ideas? Well, I am back with yet, another card.

Today's post features a card which uses the Unity KOM stamp from January. I love this little tiny seedling image. It has many possibilities. I used papers from BG and a little heart clip by Making Memories. I love it when I can find the "ancient" supplies. It is like finding $5 in your pocket, well sort of.

When you don't have the right die or punch; remember that a circle punch can do wonders for an empty edge. On this card, I used a simple 7/8 circle punch and layered the circles to create a scallop...FUN!


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tea for Two

Greetings! I recently made a stash of cards for my mother using her SCRAPS! I had a lot of fun throwing together cards using little left over pieces.

I created one of the cards with my Unity KOM (January). The little birdie stamp wanted some inky love, so here is what I came up with.

Paper are from Basic Grey (Junebug). I added coloring with my Copics and embossing with my Cuttlebug. Who knew yellow could work for me? (It is NOT my first color of choice.)


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Valentine Treats!!!

Greetings! Today's post features some treat boxes I found at Archiver's. They have a 41/2 x 31/2 opening in them which is just itchin' to be stamped and embossed.

For my little treat boxes, I used a digital image you can find at Pink Cat Studio. I love the little monkey! I colored him with my Copic markers and added some embossing with my Cuttlebug to the background paper.

The felt hearts were cut with my Cuttlebug and I added baker's twine from Martha Stewart. Button and ribbon added too!

The little scallop says Hugs and Kisses from ____. The candies are HUGS AND KISSES! Yummy!


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Are we ready for take off?

Greetings! Yesterday I finished my valentines! I managed to find a pretty cool idea on a blog I follow Thinking Inking. She used Papertrey's Tiny Treats set and designed her own airplane valentines.

I on the other hand, found a stamp from the Hero Arts baby boy set and added a backward brad for the propeller (thanks mom for the inspiration). I also created little bubblegum airplanes with my window word punch and buttons. The girls at work are going to love these!

Papers: KI (Archiver's Exclusive)
Markers: Copic
Felt and Buttons and Thread
Dies: Nestabilities #1 Label
Ink: Momento and Distress Ink
Sentiment: Computer Generated


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Pink Cat Studio Digi Image

Greetings! I am back today to share a fun digital image you can find at Pink Cat Studio. Valentine's day is just around the corner (are you creating your own valentine cards?). This little robot image is perfect for all your little love card needs!

I resized him just a bit (that's why i love the digital option). Colored him with Copic markers and added a little ribbon! The sentiment is from my Unity stamp set. (Sending my love.)