Monday, January 30, 2012
I've share a few projects so far and this is the next one on the list! This was a great quick and easy projects but I really liked the end result.
Once my decorated metal was attached to a piece of black cardstock I added punched butterflies, from a Martha Stewart punch, to the front. Tiny pearls make the perfect butterfly bodies! The paper "create" banner was made using PSA Essentials stamps and was then attached with foam tape. This does have some dimension to it so I removed the glass from the frame. You could also create this same kind of project using a shadow box.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
This card was created using the Serene Silhouettes stamps set (the sentiment is from the Wildflowers set) from Sweet 'n Sassy. I used two different colors of green and pink to stamp the grass and flowers. I like starting with a light ink color when stamping my first image and then come back and layer either the same image or a different one on top. This creates some great dimension! And using lighter ink colors allows you to stamp your sentiment over part of the image. I love that look!
The fun notebook portion of the card was created using a die from My Favorite Things. The pale green polka dot paper is from We R Memory Keepers (did you know they make paper? They have beautiful designs!) I finished off my card with a button and twine (the twine is also from Sweet 'n Sassy).
Enjoy and be sure to visit out Forum on January 31st for our latest tutorial video!
Monday, January 23, 2012
So on to this precious angel! Isn't it the cutest!! This is an idea I found on Splitcoast, a project found here (in her posting there is also a link with directions). I used a circle cutter to create the circles to form the body. The arms were created by using half a circle for each arm. Once the circles were cut out I stamped all over them with snowflakes from the fabulous Snowflake Flourish stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy. I then added just a thin line of glitter around the bottom edges of the dress and arms. (Oh, the "arms" were hot glued onto the body) The head is made from a small ornament. I drew the wings (a template is available from the SCS link, noted above) and the completely covered them with silver glitter...oh the bling! The finishing touches were tiny beads for a hallo and a few pieces of ribbon.
This was a super easy project and there are so many options for decorating! I gave this as a present to someone that I work with but I thought that this would be a great gift for a few friends next year as well. Who wouldn't love handmade ornaments!
Enjoy and be sure to check out the tutorial on SCS!
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
This week the sponsor is Sweet 'n Sassy and I'm pleased to be able to share a card using this week's sketch! Be sure to hop on over to the CPS site to learn more about the prizes that are available this week!
Before stamping my image, I sprayed the cardstock with Perfect Pearls for a great shimmery look. I just feel like you need a little something extra when you're dealing with a mostly white image on a white background and Perfect Pearls is the perfect solution! The image was then stamped and colored with Copics. My snowman is paired with this lovely wintery paper from Little Yellow Bicycle and grey fabric-covered buttons from SU!
Enjoy today's card and be sure to check out the sketch at CPS!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
For the image, I stamped it twice on cream cardstock and colored them with Copics. I cut out one entire girl image and then just the heart and cupcake from the second image and then attached both of them with foam tape. I attached a tiny red rhinestone (from Taylored Expressions) to the top of the cupcake. The background of the card was embossed with a folder from Sizzix.
Enjoy and check out all the great stamps from PSA!
Monday, January 16, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Now...I know that this paper line, from October Afternoon, is more focused on a sewing theme but this paper reminded me of an old time diner, it has that antique look, doesn't it, so I thought it would be perfect with the salt and pepper shakers. (The little card that the S&P shakers are in was included with the October Afternoon Farmhouse paper pad)
I stamped the S&P shakers on a separate sheet of cardstock, colored them (and following Cathy's fabulous idea) I added a little salt and pepper to each container! I then cut them out and attached them to the little card with foam tape. (I stamped the image on the card so the sentiment would be on the card and then placed the colored shakers on top of the stamped image). Then I simply added the You & Me sentiment and a few brads! Fun set, fun card, and fun sketch!
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The designer paper is from Imaginisce, ribbon is from May Arts, and the date and sentiment stickers are from Jillibean Soup.
Monday, January 9, 2012
This page was perfect to capture some of the highlights of our 2008 Christmas; Cooper's obsession with his electric toothbrush (even trying to steal his brother's toothbrush), my grandmother from NY being with us, Carter delighting in one of his favorite story books, getting his first watch, and both of them modeling the handmade knight costumes that I made for them that year. The plastic swords and shields over paired with their jammies was fabulous! This is definitely one of the greatest joys of scrapbooking, being able to go back and relive those precious memories.
Enjoy and be sure to check out their PSA Essentials blog for more beautiful work featuring their stamps!
Thursday, January 5, 2012
To be honest, I had the hardest time deciding which project to share because I LOVE each and every set that we're annoucing today!! (EDITED: I decided to add the second card, using the You & Me set!!) But I had to go with the card above because I just adore silhouette images and this new set, called Together Silhouettes, is no exception! I paired the images with this beautiful paper from We R Memory Keepers and ribbon from American Crafts. I also added two stick pins adored with glass beads...a perfect accent for this vintage looking paper. For my second card I stamped the images and cut them out so that I could pop them up on the mini tag. And seriously, are these not the cutest images and sentiments!! Love them! (I even added some glossy accents to the top of the donut so it looks just like glaze!) The fun paper is from October Afternoon and the seam binding is from The Cat's Pajamas. Enjoy!! And now take a look at the rest of the Design Divas (and our very special January guest)...they've all whipped up some gorgeousness today!
We hope you can make plans to join us tonight in our Member Company forums over on Splitcoaststampers. We're having a Release Party, and it is full of great activities, stamp set reveals, and fun with friends! All of the partying will take place in our Release Party forum, so be sure to bookmark it! Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The picture above is of the finishsed piece, in the frame, which also includes that lovely glare! Ugh...Below is the piece out of the frame so it's easier to see all of the fun pieces.
Enjoy and be sure to check back in tomorrow for the big Sweet 'n Sassy release day reveal!! I can't wait!!
Monday, January 2, 2012
Today's card is one that I created for a Splitcoast CAS design team challange. I did make it to round two with this card but failed to make it to the finish line. Humm...no problem, I did mange to grab a guest spot and I'm very happy and thankful about that! (I'll be a guest in the Feb. time frame)
I created the snowman by using the Tim Holtz snowman die and then added color with Distress Ink. I used a script stamp, also from Tim, to add more design to the snowman. The hills were hand cut and I used a Quickie glue pen to add a tiny bit of glitter to the hills. The scarf is seam binding from The Cat's Pajamas (love this stuff!) and the button is from Papertreyink. **Tip** I was able to get that crinkled look on the scarf by spraying water on the ribbon and scrunching it tightly into a little ball. I then carefully used my heat gun to dry the ribbon. When the ribbon is completely dry, it remains crinkled...love it! The designer paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle and the sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy.
Enjoy and best wishes for 2012!!