Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Vintage Girl Note Cards

Happy Tuesday! I've stopped in today to share a pair of Vintage Girl Note Cards I created with the awesome Lost Coast Designs 50s Girl stamp. I l.o.v.e. this stamp! I kept the overall design fairly simple and non-dimensional, as Linda will display one of them in her paper arts show booth. I also thought the neutral colors worked well with the vintage theme.

I created the background by first spritzing Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls mist and water onto my craft mat and swirling a piece of watercolor cardstock in the puddle. When that was dry, I sprayed some Terra Cotta walnut ink on my craft mat and skated the debossed side of the Harlequin embossing folder through it, and embossed the background piece. I then matted that on chocolate brown cardstock.

I cut two decorative edged rectangles with my Silhouette, layered them in a staggered fashion, then stamped the vintage gal on the top layer. I adhered the layered stamped piece to the embossed background, added some burnt orange wrinkled ribbon and bow, then adhered the unit to a card base. I finished it off with a vintage bottle cap.

  • Hammermill white cardstock; GKD chocolate brown cardstock; Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock; mustard and clay cardstock from stash
  • Lost Coast Designs 50s Girl stamp
  • Memento Rich Cocoa ink
  • Tim Holtz Harlequin embossing folder
  • Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls Mist & water
  • Tsukineko Terra Cotta walnut ink
  • Prairie Bird Boutique wrinkled ribbon
  • Vintage bottle cap

Well, that's it from me today. Be sure to visit the Lost Coast Designs site to check out the wonderful variety of stamps! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for stopping by! We'll see you next time!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Funky Birthday

Good morning and Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend! I'm here this morning to share my Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog DT inspiration project for LTSCB #32 - Holey Cardstock! We're being sponsored this time by the amazing DRS Designs! What a fun challenge this will be - we want to see at least one hole in your project so your stamping shows through! Yep, you read that right... hole... one or more. It (or they) can be punched, die cut or hand cut!

I chose the awesome DRS Designs Funky Birthday and Happy Moments Happy Days greeting to create this birthday card. The only embellishments I added on the front were a bow fashioned from dotted organza ribbon and some bling in all four corners.

I've been playing with some Silhouette cut files and found this four-flap nesting window card with a bracket cut-out that I fell in love with! What fun! I just bought several double-sided paper pads and I thought this print was perfect for this project! The colors are amazing!

Here are shots showing the sequence of flaps opening to reveal the birthday greeting shown through the cut-outs.


There is actually a little element of surprise here... the birthday greeting is a pull-out! ;)

And here is the inside sentiment which I die cut and inked.

I'd love to enter my Funky Birthday card into the following challenges:

  • K & Co. Que Sera Sera double-sided designer paper pad
  • Four-flap nesting window card with a bracket cut-out Silhouette cut file
  • DRS Designs Funky Birthday and Happy Moments Happy Days greeting stamps
  • Marco's White Antique Linen cardstock
  • Spellbinders Labels Twelve die
  • Memento Bambo Leaves and Pear Tart ink
  • Copic: YG63
  • Green gemstones
  • Green/white dotted ribbon

I sure hope you've found a little inspiration to create a holey project for our challenge this time! ;) Remember, the hole(s) can be punched, die cut or hand cut... whatever suits your fancy! And be sure to visit DRS Designs to look at the tons of stamps they have! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Vintage Baby Buggy

** 6/21/14 Top 3 Favorite at Shopping Our Stash! **

Hi everyone! I sat last evening with the hubster watching a movie and created the cutest vintage baby buggy for a co-worker who is expecting a little girl in September. My inspiration came from a couple of them I saw on Pinterest a while back but there were no instructions or templates, so I made my own a couple weekends ago, and now I can't find it in my messy scrap room. :( Needless to say, when I discovered the tutorial for this one on my Technique Junkies Great Gifts CD yesterday, I was ecstatic! It's actually quite similar but it was nice to have specific measurements and not have to guess! ;)

I found this pink ruffled lace and I do believe it wins the prize for the oldest "anything" I have in my stash... the package had 1980 on it! But it's still sturdy and strong! OMG, do you believe it?! I almost fell over! Hahaha!

I just bought several new double-sided paper packs and this gorgeous vintage floral design was in one of them. I think it works very well for this project!

I knew I was going to need quite a few tiny gemstones, so I used a package of loose clear ones without the adhesive backing. It took a few minutes (or fifteen) to glue all those little buggers on! It definitely has bling! ;)

Proud to enter my vintage baby buggy into the following challenges:

  • Kaisercrafts Key To My Heart double-sided papers
  • GKD Cranberry Tart cardstock
  • EK Success Paper Shapers Circle and Scalloped Circle punches
  • Pink ruffled lace
  • Tiny clear gemstones 
  • Large white flat-back pearls
  • Pink felt brads

I have to admit that I haven't had much stamping/cardmaking mojo over the last several weeks. It's been a couple years since I've had this kind of dry spell, so I guess it was just time. I think most artists experience this from time to time, so I can't beat myself up over it. I'm filling in the gaps with 3-D projects that always give me my craft fix! I've been playing with some pretty awesome Silhouette cut files too, so stay tuned for some very cool purses I've created! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)

Sunday, June 8, 2014

So happy for you

** 6/15/14 Top Pick at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog! **
** 6/16/14 Design Team Favorite at Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog! **

Hi everyone! Wow, another whirlwind weekend! Got my craft on for a little while, got the laundry caught up once again, had marathon phone conversations with both of my sisters, went grocery shopping and spent some time in the kitchen cooking meals to freeze while the hubby was out mowing.

I've been playing with the Silhouette and made some of the cutest baby cards. There are several "buns in the oven" at work, so some baby cards are definitely in order. The purple stamped lace was the first one I made, and buddy, I was hooked! :) Don't you just love all the details and that little hanger?! So much fun!

This lace background stamp is one of my all-time favorites. I used purple gemstones to embellish the front.

The inside sentiment is from one of my favorite Gina K Designs stamps sets.

I'd love to enter this precious baby girl card into the following challenges:

  • GKD Pure Luxury white and dark chocolate cardstock; purple cardstock from stash
  • Studio Ilustrado baby girl onesie card cut file
  • Great Impressions lace background stamp
  • VersaMagic Purple Hydrangea ink
  • GKD Natures Greetings stamp set
  • Purple gemstones

All right, before I sign off, let me share a few more of these darling little baby onesie cards (wink-wink)! The stamped sentiment on the inside of these is the same as the purple lace one. This next one is for a boy, done in a blue and gray color scheme with a boat applique on the front.

Here is another one for a boy featuring a bold blue and green swirl print that I embellished with a Sakura Stardust pen and three gold YNS gumdrops.

And finally, another stamped lace one for a girl, done in a gray and pink color scheme with three pink flat-back pearls on the front.

Okay, that's it for now! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)

Monday, June 2, 2014

With Sympathy

Good morning, everyone! June is upon us. Can you believe this year is half over already, and I have one simple question... where the heck did it go?! I'm sharing with you today a beautiful sympathy card I created as my Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog DT inspiration project for LTSCB #31 - Mind Your Banners! We're being sponsored this time by QKR Stampede and Bugaboo Digi Stamps... two wonderful sponsors and two awesome prizes! Come play with us! We just need to see banners, flags or pennants on your projects this time!

Sympathy cards are something that most of us shy away from making just because of what they represent. Death is never easy to deal with but when I saw this gorgeous Bugaboo digi, I knew what I wanted to create. I colored the image in light pinks and deep mauve colors, and added some clear Wink of Stella. I used two complimenting shades of mauve textured cardstock, then matted all the elements on black cardstock.

I punched three tiny flowers in the stitched flag die cut which I used in a vertical fashion. I just got an order of this awesome wrinkled ribbon in 11 different colors (thanks for that link, Cat!) and had the perfect mauve color to go with this cardstock. And of course I had to make a pretty double loop bow! ;)

I kept the inside fairly simple with the sentiment stamped on a scalloped die cut inked with distress ink.

Pleased to enter my sympathy card into the following challenges:

  • GKD Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock; medium and dark mauve textured cardstock from stash; Paper and More black cardstock
  • Bugaboo Digi Stamps Thoughts and Prayers Candle digital image
  • Copics: R00/83/85/89, YG11/63, YR15
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Lil Inker Designs Stitched Sentiment Flag die
  • Michaels mini flower punch
  • Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals die
  • Ranger Antique Linen distress ink
  • GKD Sympathy Duo stamp set
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Prairie Bird Boutique winkled ribbon
  • Light pink flat-back pearls

I hope you've found a little inspiration here to create a project using at least one banner, flag or pennant to enter into our challenge this time! Be sure to check out all the rubber stamps and digis at QKR Stampede, and of course the wide array of digis at Bugaboo Digi Stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by - we'll see you next time! ;)