5/27/13

God Bless America!



5/19/13

Jeremiah 29:11

A very dear friend recently started dating someone and needed a birthday card - masculine cards are oftentimes very hard, no matter the occasion!

I actually dug out some Halloween papers - not that you would ever know; paired them with a pop of color - red and let the sentiment and frame do the talking. I colored the outside border of the frame with grey Copics, then used my colorless blender to remove color in the center on all 4 sides and fade the color a bit. Added just a hint of red at the corners and finished it off with some red/white twine.

TFL; hope you've had a great weekend!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Verve Visual Jeremiah 29:11 and Framed Wishes
Papers: PTI Smokey Shadow and Pure Poppy, DP by MME
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy
Accessories: Copics, red/white twine

5/16/13

It started with a kiss...

Love this little stamp set from Papertreyink - Just a Kiss - isn't the sentiment adorable? There are just a handful of sentiments in the set but they are just PERFECT for engagements, anniversaries, weddings, etc. This particular card was created for a bachelorette party.

Layout is Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 184; I added LOTS of stitching and LOTS of distressing with Memento Rich Cocoa. See the little flag? I used the same paper on the bottom half of the circle, but I distressed it with the Cocoa ink then applied a light coat of clear Wink of Stella - I LOVE THAT STUFF; I'm going to marry it - LOL!!

Inside
The sparkle is just incredible IRL and I've only tried the clear pen so far! I added espresso dimensional pearls around the scalloped circle also.
Covered with Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Thanks for stopping by; hope you're having a great week!

Hugs,
WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Papertreyink Just a Kiss
Papers: PTI Sweet Blush, Dark Chocolate, DP by MME
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, MFT Hot Fudge
Accessories: nesties, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, espresso dimensional pearls, Janome Sew Mini, MS border punch (inside)

CHALLENGES:

5/12/13

CIC 210 - Color Combo

Hi friends,

Thanks for popping in! This week over at Cupcake Inspirations we're featuring washi tape from Downtown Tape  - LOVE - and a color combo. Here's your inspiration:

Gorgeous cupcakes and colors huh? Hope you'll join us! And here's my CAS interpretation using this fab pink washi tape from Downtown Tape! Hope you'll take the time to join us over at Cupcake Inspirations this week.


Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Verve Visual Bloom and Grown
Papers: PTI Royal Velvet and Rustic, Misc. pink
Ink: PTI Roayl Velvet, Barn Door Distress Ink
Accessories: Downtown Tape - pink plaid, Pearl Pink Liquid Pearls (added after the picture - oops)

5/7/13

Crafty Creations 221 - Something Old / Something New

Hello friends!

This week over at Crafty Creations, we're creating with Something Old / Something New. I could go for days about things that are "old" or "unused"...a/k/a hoarder of designer paper - BUT alas, i found a few other things for my creation that were old...and a couple new ones too! I also used an old paperback book for the flower and that gem in the center? Um...yeah, I've had it for a long, long time - thrilled to use it...finally!

The layout is Mojo Monday #292; and for my new items, I used MFT's Gift Card Greetings stamp set along with the vertical gift card die - swoon! I colored in the "you" with a Copic and then covered the letters with glossy accents. All the papers, gift card holder as well as the die on the inside were edged with Frayed Burlap distress ink. The notebook die is from PTI and I added the A+ with a red Spica glitter pen; vellum for the border with some fabby chocolate ribbon ..that I totally covered up - oops! LOL
The inside has more DP with a die from Verve Visual; I stamped the words "teacher" and "rock" in MFT Hot Fudge; then stamped the "U" from Verve's You and I set in PTI's Hawaiian Shores - love how it reads "teacher U rock"...  :D

Inside
Inside - Up Close
Perfect for a year-end teacher's gift and since this one has a bit of bulk, we'll be giving it in a clear envelope - always fun when you can see your creation through the envelope.

Thanks for popping in and don't forget to join us at Crafty Creations with Something Old / Something New!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: MFT DC Gift Card Greetings, Verve Visual You and I
Papers: PTI Kraft, Dark Chocolate, DP by MME, vellum
Ink: PTI Hawaiian Shores, MFT Hot Fudge and Sno Cone, Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Accessories: PTI notebook  and floral blooms die, MFT Vertical Gift Card Die, Verve Arrow and Classy Label Die, paperback book, misc. gem, red spica glitter pen, glossy accents, misc. chocolate ribbon

Challenges:
  Crafty Creations 221
 Mojo Monday #292

New Release Celebration - Baby, Baby!

I'm quite certain that most of you have NO CLUE that Queen Whiplash is going to be a Grandma, right? I mean it's not like she has a day ticker counting down the days, or that she reminds you in each of her posts OR THAT WE HAVE A BRAND NEW RELEASE to honor her soon to be blessing?
YES - the little one will be here in short order and we cannot wait...nor can Queen Whiplash...side note...do you think NOW is when I should stop calling her Queen Whiplash? Hmph...it's her own fault, just ask me! :D

Well, you have all month to help us celebrate the new arrival! There are 12 new Billie Bear's being released AND for the remainder of May, you can purchase each one for  £1.75 each!

I went all paper-piecing crazy on my little bear - everything is paper-pieced! The bear, the nose, the diaper and the duck - I had so such fun mixing and matching!! Used my clear Wink of Stella glitter pen (still in love!!!) for the little heart - fab sparkle! Layout is Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #183



Thanks for popping in; hope you join the fun and be sure to check out all the amazing creations over at the LCI Challenge Blog!!
Hugs,
WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: LCI Billie Bear and Duck and Baby, Baby
Papers: PTI Raspberry Fizz, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, DP by MME
Ink: PTI Raspberry Fizz
Accessories: nesties, Copics, wink of stella clear glitter. Janome Sew Mini, black enamel accents, PTI small scalloped border, white gel pen

CHALLENGES:
  LCI - New Release
  Aud Sentiments Challenge 80
  My Mums Craft Shop - dots or stripes
 

5/5/13

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