Friday, April 30, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
For today's card, I decided to try and make my own hand stamped pattern paper. Using the newest stamp sets from Wplus9, Woodgrain Silhouette & Woodgrain Silhouette Additions... Using a color combo of: Spring Rain, Ripe Avocado, Melon Berry and Enchanted Evening, I was able to create a patterned paper with a botanical feel to it. Since the pattern was so busy, I wanted to keep the sentiment simple. So, I simply stamped it onto a white cardstock strip and embellished it with a Melon Berry button and leaves, hand cut from the leafy ferns, to create the look of a flower bud.
The Lord Planted The Seed:
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
First up is more of a clean and modern look... I was going for a jeweled medallion idea here, by pairing the medallion circle with the frame (from For The Graduate, used with the coordinating Mat Stack #1 Die) and rhinestones.
- Stamps: Round & Round & For The Graduate
- Ink: True Black
- Cardstock: White
- Accessories: Clear Rhinestones, Mat Stack #1 Die, 1 3/4" Circle Punch & Copic Markers
Friday, April 23, 2010
The challenge: create a project using Embossing (can be either heat embossing or dry embossing) and use the colors pictured above. Here is what I came up with...
- Stamps: Look Up (Practicing Creativity)
- Ink: Lemon Tart, Spring Moss, Hibiscus Burst, Spring Rain & Versamark
- Cardstock: Lemon Tart & White
- Accessories: Spring Moss, Hibiscus Burst & Spring Rain Ribbon, Spring Moss, Hibiscus Burst & Spring Rain Vintage Buttons, Black Embossing Powder & 1 3/4" Circle Punch
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Using a gorgeous leaf image from one of the newest sets, Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions, stamped it in Versamark onto a Melon Berry card base. At first glance I thought these leaves were very pretty, but once I put them to work and stamped them onto paper, I was in aw. These leaves are gorgeous!
Be sure to stop by Dawn's blog for all the details and to see the wonderful creations that she and the other Design Team members created. Hope you too will give these colors a try and I can't wait to see what you create.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
So onto this months projects... A Little Argyle is a build your own argyle background set. The sky is the limit when you use this set. I just love it! The pattern I created was a little time consuming, since I stamped each individual solid diamond, but fun and I love the way it turned out! The rocking chair is from Chair-ished, it was stamped off onto a scrap piece of paper before I stamped it onto the circle, for a lighter impression. Such a cute set, definitely will be playing with this one again.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Here is a little Wplus9 for you today!... The woodgrain circle image is one of four from the Woodgrain Silhouettes set. Stamped it in Raspberry Fizz (at the top), Hibiscus Burst & Sweet Blush.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
So here is what I came up with...I chose to work with the fish image from Masculine Motifs (which Nichole has not introduced yet, so here is a sneeky peeky!) and paired it with Background Basics: Woodgrain. My idea behind combing these sets was to create the look of water, using the texture of the woodgrain, for the fish. As soon as I saw the fish, my mind immediately turned the detail of the woodgrain into flowing or rippling water. I accomplished this by heat embossing the woodgrain onto Enchanted Evening cardstock. So what do you think, did it turn out? Don't you just love it when you can get so much more use out of stamps than what they were intended for?!
I don't know about you but, I rarely use those buttons with the brand names etched into the tops. I'm just too picky. But I have recently realized that these buttons make the perfect embellishments for masculine cards. The text really adds a lot to the texture and depth, yet aids in keeping the card clean and simple. Now that's my kind of embellishment!
To get a serious eye full of masculine inspiration, tips and ideas, check out what the others have come up with:
- Betsy Veldman
- Dawn McVey
- Debbie Olson
- Heather Nichols
- Lisa Johnson
- Melissa Phillips
- Michelle Wooderson
- Niki Estes
- Kim Hughes
- Erin Lincoln
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Fathers Day:
- Stamps: Masculine Motifs & Background Basics: Woodgrain
- Ink: Orange Zest, Dark Chocolate & Versamark
- Cardstock: Kraft, Enchanted Evening & Vintage Cream
- Accessories: Kraft Twine, Dark Chocolate Vintage Button, Clear Embossing Powder, Mat Stack 1 Die & Marvy Uchida Circle Punch
Friday, April 9, 2010
You guessed it, it's time for another Embellish Magazine Color Challenge!!! What a fun one we have for you this time around. It's party time!...
That's right, so put your party hats on and use the colors pictured above to come up with a project perfect for a party! So, that means party favors, invitations, gift tags, gift bags and all kinds of party decor. This weeks sponsor is DeNami Design. There stamps make mixing and matching, to create your own design, a cinch!
Here's a simple and easily mass produced birthday party ensemble I came up with for the challenge...
The coordinating pattern papers were stamped using two of the images from the Party Time Stamp Set, stamped in True Black onto Pure Poppy cardstock.
- Stamps: An Invitation Circle & Party Time Stamps Set (DeNami Design)
- Ink: True Black
- Cardstock: Kraft, White & Pure Poppy
- Accessories: Black Buttons, EK Success 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Corner Rounder & Copic Marker
Party Hat Gift Box:
So, this is what the celebration is all about...This amazing Go-To Sketches issue! That's jam packed with inspiring and unique sketches, brought to you by the ever so talented Go-To-Gal's them selves! One of the sketches you will find amongst it's pages is the one pictured below, created by one of my inspirations: Jessica Witty. The top 10 most-published designers of this issue have all joined together and created a never seen before card, based off of this fabulous sketch...
To continue your inspiring Blog Hop journey, here is the list of participating designers:
- Moxie Fab World
- Betsy Veldman
- Heidi Van Laar
- Kim Hughes
- Kim Kesti
- Jessica Witty
- Latisha Yoast
- Maile Belles (That's Me!)
- Maren Benedict
- Rae Barthel
- Teri Anderson
In addition, we have a special guest who will be joining us: Donna Salazar! The Distrezz-it-All is one of the prizes that will be up for grabs, and since this is her tool, she wants to play along too. Please check out her blog as well to see her project using the sketch.
- A Distrezz-it-All
- 2 copies of Go-To Sketches (one to keep for yourself and another to share with a friend)
You have 12 chances to win, just leave a comment on the Moxie Fab World blog and the 11 other participants blogs.
One last tid-bit before I finish, be sure to stop by and post a comment on the Paper Crafts Connection blog for a chance to win a Card Companion Kit from Doodlebug Design.
Thanks for hopping by! Enjoy the Blog Hop and have a wonderful day!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
After coloring, I cut out each flower and leaf then attached them to a white cardstock block embossed with the Picnic Plaid Impression Plate. If you look closely you can see how I cut each petal individually and then curled them up just a tad to give them a more realistic feel. Finished the card off with some Lemon Tart twill ribbon, black rhinestones and a sentiment (from Delightful Dahlia).
I've got a couple links for you all to check out:
- Wplus9 is coming out with brand new stamp sets on Friday, April 9th. These new stamp images are incredible and so are Dawn's samples show casing their versatility. Keep updated on the latest happening by becoming a fan on the Wplus9 Facebook Fan Page and see what everyone has been creating using their Wplus9 stamps in the Flickr Gallery.
- The latest Embellish Magazine Call is out!!! Here's your chance to get published, check it out here!
Thanks for visiting today! Have a wonderful day!
I Just Love You:
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Enjoy the hop and thanks for hopping on by!
- Stamps: Vintage Labels, Delightful Dahlia (Leaves & Sentiment) & Polka Dot Basics
- Ink: New Leaf & Sweet Blush
- Cardstock: White, Kraft, Sweet Blush & New Leaf
- Accessories: 1/4" White Silk Ribbon, Sweet Blush Vintage Button, Beautiful Blooms II #2 Dies, Delightful Dahlia Dies, Picnic Plaid Impression Plate & Copic Marker
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Forgive me for my brief absence the past few days, life has been busy and I just needed a little breather. You all have been so supportive and have left me such sweet comments on my last couple of posts, I just want to say thank you! I hope I haven't set the bar too high for my self now.
At the first of each month the Papertrey Ink Senior Design Team (Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Lisa, Michelle and Guest Designer Kelly) is given a challenge by Nichole Heady, this months challenge was to create a project highlighting Papertrey's new dies and impression plates. So, even though I am not a Senior Design Team Member and it's past the first, I thought it would be fun to participate anyways...
Using the Butterfly Die, I cut a couple butterflies from Melon Berry cardstock and crumpled them up. Assembled them together using a glue dot, embellished with a button strung with satin ribbon and attached it to the card with dimensional adhesive (that way the crumpled butterfly sits just above the card and gives it a bit more room to spread out).
Thanks for taking the time to stop by today! I really do appreciate it!