Friday, July 30, 2010

Berry Fun Basket

My post today features a digi template found over at My Favorite Things.  If you follow my blog, you know how I love MFT's Pure Innoscence collection.  Not only does MFT have stamps but they also have an array of digital papers, stamps and templates.  Check them out here.

So using their digital template, I created this berry basket along with some yummy paper strawberries (well, not really yummy).
First I downloaded the template and saved it to my digital stamp folder.  I then printed the template off (any size I wanted, might I add) on colored cardstock.  I then cut out the design with scissors and scored with my Martha Stewart score board on the dotted lines.  To add extra texture, I Cuttlebugged my basket with an embossing folder (Weathered Wood for the basket and Swiss Dots for the berries).
To keep the basket and berry pieces together I used my Score-Pal tape.  I then used string to tie the holes together for the berries and added a Cream Saver (Cream and Berry flavor-of course) to the center.  The tops were created with string, my pinking circle Nestabilities and a button.
I also included a small mini card to coordinate with the berries and basket.

Digital Template:  My Favorite Things
Sentiment on Card:  Unity Stamps-April KOM 2010
Embossing Plates:  Cuttlebug
DP:  October Afternoon-Go Fly A Kite
Die Cut: Nestabilities-Pinking Circle
Scoring Tool:  Martha Stewart Score Board
Adhesive:  Scor-Pal Tape
Other:  String, Buttons

Hope you enjoy and have a "berry" nice day!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

2 Sketches 4 You-Laura 57

Today's post features a card I created for the challenge over at 2 Sketches 4 You.  This sketches uses a longer card size along with a heart embellishment.
Here is what I created:   
I used my new papers from Basic Grey-Oliver Collection.  I just love all the male colors (blues, teals and reds). Enjoy!

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink
DP:  Basic Grey-Oliver Collection
Stamps:  Unity July 2010 KOM
Ink:  Momento and Distress Ink-Old Paper
Punches: Fiskars-Scallop Sentiments and Marvy-Heart
Other: Pops Adhesive-This to That 

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Embellish Magazine Challenge

My post today features a color and product challenge from Embellish Magazine.  The challenge:  to incorporate  the colors teal, orange, kraft, brown and ric rac in your creation.

I made a standard A2 size card along with some pattern papers from October Afternoon.  I did not have ric rac to match my color scheme, so I decided to find a pattern that resembled it in my paper.  To add special interest, I used my embossing pen from Inkadinkado and added some clear embossing powder to the ric rac design in my paper.  (a little hard to see in the photo).  Enjoy!

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink and Bazzill
DP:  October Afternoon-Go Fly A Kite
Stamps:  Unity Stamp Co. (July KOM) and Hero Arts-Thank you sentiments
Ink:  Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink, Distress Ink-Worn Corduroy
Embossing Pen:  Inkadinkado
Corner Rounder:  Corner Chomper -We R Memory Keepers
Punches:  EK Success and Marvy
Ribbon: Papertrey Ink
Pen: Signo White Pen


Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Fruity Creation


My post today features a card I made for Sarah Martina's blog challenge.  The challenge is to make something incorporating fruit!              
I chose to break out some of my new Hero Arts stamps (Simply the Best).
I decided to do some paper piecing on these cards.  I thought that the Garden Variety papers from Cosmo Cricket would be perfect; fresh and fun patterns.  Enjoy!

Cardstock:  Bazzill 
DP: Cosmo Cricket (Garden Variety)
Stamps:  Hero Arts (Simply the Best) and Dots 
Ink:  Colorbox (Fluid Ink)
Ribbon:  Papertrey Ink
Punch:  Fiskars (Scallop Sentiments)
Corner Rounder:  We R Memory Keepers-Corner Chomper 

Friday, July 16, 2010

2 Sketches 4 You- Laura 56

Greetings!  I was able to find time to participate in a couple of challenges this week.  One of the challenge I usually choose is 2 Sketches 4 You.  I like having the sketch challenge to work with.

Here is my card for the week:

I decided to make some more use of my October Afternoon Thrift Store paper pack.  I paper pieced a little scene for the birds (stamps from Unity Stamp KOM-June).  Enjoy!

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink and Bazzill
DP:  October Afternoon (The Thrift Store)
Stamps:  Unity Stamp Co. (June KOM)
Ribbon:  Papertrey Ink
Corner Rounder:  We R Memory Keepers
Circle Cutter:  Colluzzle 
Ink:  Fluid Chalk Ink (Colorbox), Distress Ink (Old Paper)
Copic Markers  

Thursday, July 8, 2010

My Favorite Things-A Wagon Full of Love

I've been creating a ton of cards lately.  This one uses stamps from My Favorite Things.  MFT just released some new stamps and die cuts yesterday, so head on over to their web site for some SUPER CUTE ideas and images.                                     
This set is called A Wagon Full of Love.  This little set has a great selection of images.  I chose to add some of my own tiny flowers to the wagon vs. the stuffed animals included with the set.  There are quite a few possibilities with the wagon (hearts, flowers (paper or stamped ) and little animals.
Hope you enjoy!

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink and Bazzill
Stamps: My Favorite Things (Wagon Full Of Love) Hero Arts (Thank You-tiny flowers)
DP:  October Afternoon (Go Fly a Kite)
Ink:  Momento (Tuxedo Black) and Distress (Old Paper and Worn Corduroy)
Copic Markers (see photo for colors used)
Corner Rounder:  We R Memory Keepers
Other:  Button, String (Martha Stewart) and Ribbon (Michael's)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Embellish Magazine Color Challenge

Today's post features a color and design challenge from Embellish Magazine.  The challenge was to create a invitation using the colors green, red and craft/gold. 

The invite I created is to a wedding.  I love the sentiment from Unity's May KOM.  I decided  to incorporate it along with some letter stickers from Cosmo Cricket.  It reads "join us...for happily ever-after".
The stamped sentiment says " once in a while in the middle of an ordinary life love gives us a fairytale." 

Hope you enjoy! If you would like to play along, you have until July 17th.

Cardstock:  Bazzill and Papertrey Ink
DP:  Cappella Basic Grey
Letter Stickers: Cosmo Cricket
Stamps:  Unity Stamps (May 2010 KOM)
Punch:  Fiskars (scallop sentiments)
Ribbon:  Michael's 
Corner Rounder:  We R Memory Keepers
Copic Markers

2 Sketches For You-Kazan's Sketch 56

Love the sketch challenges posted on 2 Sketches 4 You.  This week's sketch is no exception.

I created a card using my Unity Stamps (November KOM 09)...yes, I went way back.  I love the crossword stamp!  It has a TON of possibilities!

Have some extra time?  Why don't you join this week's challenge?  Enjoy!

Cardstock: Bazzill and Papertrey Ink
DP:  October Afternoon (Go Fly A Kite)
Stamps:  Unity KOM (Nov 09)
Letter Stickers: Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Distress Ink (Pumice Stone and Brushed Cordory)
Punch:  Fiskars (scallop sentiments)
Ribbon; Michael's 
Corner Rounder:  Wr R Memory Keepers

Etsy Inspired Challenge

Today's post is all about inspiration.  Kimmieprout (on Etsy) designs polymer clay buttons.  The challenge on Etsy Inspired is to create something (card, layout, altered item) that brought you inspiration from the patterns and colors found on the designer's buttons.

I created this card by pulling the stamped images from the button in the Edithos collection.  I love the subtle pattern and simple design.  The stamps are from Unity Stamps (June KOM 2010).  Enjoy!

Cardstock:  Bazzill, Papertrey Ink (antique white)
DP: October Afternoon (The Thrift Shop)
Stamps:  Unity Stamp Co. (June KOM 2010)
Copic Markers
Ink:  Momemto (Tuxedo Black) and Distress Ink (Pumice Stone) (Barn Door Red)
Corner Rounder:  Corner Chomper-We R Memory Keepers
Ribbon: Michael's