Monday, August 31, 2009
The little brown truck arrived late this afternoon, always a fun sight! He almost gave me someone elses box too - woo hoo that would have been fun! But I restrained myself and told him only one was mine.
It's like 30 degrees celcius right now (somewhere in the 90's F), so the thought of snow is way far away, but if you use your imagination, you can picture the snow falling.
Recipe: Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, Berry Christmas; Ink: Soft Suede, Vanilla Craft; Paper: Confetti Cream, Soft Suede, Kraft, Christmas Cocoa Specialty Paper; Accessories: Sponge, Vintage Brads, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder, Build a Brad, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Modern Label Punch
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I've colored these pretty flowers from Friends Till The End with Prismacolor Pencils trimming and layering them. On Kraft I stamped the leaves in some fall colors as well as the deep blue and gave it some good sponging. I created a background for the main card with a few of the sentiments and lots of sponging for depth.
A simple sentiment treatment with the scalloped square punch, some twine and brads in the opposite corner for balance.
Thanks for stopping by! Hopefully I'll catch up with you somewhere on the Hop Tonight!
Recipe: Stamps: PTI - Friends Till The End; Paper: Not Quite Navy, Kraft, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Dusty Durango, Pumpkin Pie; Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Blending Stump, Dimensionals, Corner Rounder Punch, Sponge, Brads, Scalloped Square Punch, Twine.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I was looking at a flyer the other day that said a teen trend is for that shabby torn jean look. I remember that look from college! How did it become a trend again? Anyway it got me thinking, it's another Flourishes Friday and this time the Queen of Clean Stacy has challenged us to something far more distressing! Getting that shabby distressed look on your papercrafting creations. She's written a great tutorial on the Flourishes Blog.
So that shabby trend and back to school shopping left me with this idea:
I've used a number of different styles of distressing on this card: distressed edges, sanding of the paper, sponging and crumpling. Then I mixed it with as much GLAM to contrast it so it really had a fashion feel.
This "look at what I found mom....oh by the way I used your credit card" girl, is colored with copic markers. I've added some paper pieced bags (Lime Rickey DP) which were sanded down a bit. After she was colored I masked her with Eclipse Masking Tape and then did the background sponging.
The edges are distressed with my fancy little fingernail (no wonder I never have nice nails!), and then I also crumpled the sentiment and sanded it down too.
But then you throw in some gorgeous silk ribbon and rhinestones and you've made a fashion statement!
Here's the links to all the other Flourishes Senior Design Teams' Distressing creations, be sure to check them out!
Recipe: Stamps: Flourishes - Gigi and Chloe; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Certainly Celery and Tempting Turquoise for sponging; Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Garden Green, Basic Grey Lime Rickey DSP, Flourishes Classic White; Accessories: Big Shot, Labels Three Nestabilities, Deckled Rectangles Nestabilities, Modern Label Punch, Kaiser Rhinestones, Sander, Sponge, Silk Ribbon, Dimensionals, Copic Markers, Eclipse Masking Tape.
Val challenged us this month to celebrate the dog days of summer. We had to use doggy or related images and sentiments, nothing fuzzy and warm summer colors.
Here's my cute pup...the only dog image I own (gasp!) I'm not a dog person, not because I maybe wouldn't want to be - but because I've always had really bad allergies to dogs/cats etc, (even the supposed non-allergenic ones), and our middle son is the same way. Because of this, I've just never been a furry friend person. But I can appreciate them :) (hey I cried at Marley and Me).
I colored this pampered pup on his fancy schmancy pillow with copic markers. I added Zig Painty gold accents to the pillow, and then added sponging in Crushed Curry and Ruby Red. I had a hard time deciding which pic to use so I'll give you a few views. Above you can see the gold pen and the embossing a big better. Below is actually a better representation of the true colors.
I really love the Spellbinders Frameabilities, this one shows the pretty embossing (I also sponged and added gold accents to the frame). I also gave it some pretty piercing with my Fancy Scallops Pierceabilities, and added gold accents to the designer paper and to the ribbon edges.
I hope we have many Dog Days of summer left! Catch up with you tomorrow! Be sure to see all the Dirty Girl submissions this month by using the search words DCDOG809 on SCS!
Recipe: Stamps: Flourishes - Chairs to You; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Encore Gold, Crushed Curry, Ruby Red; Paper: Crushed Curry, Ruby Red, Classic White Flourishes Paper, Basic Grey June Bug DSP, K & Co Que Sera Sera DSP; Accessories: Big Shot, Foliage Frameabilities, Finishing Touches Brads (Flourishes), Dimensionals, Gold Zig Painty, Copic Markers. Sponge, Red Taffeta Ribbon, Fancy Scallop Pierceabilities, Ornare Piercer.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
This one is one of my favourites...I love the fresh colors against the white. I colored this one with Prismacolor pencils, added silk ribbon, some pretty scoring lines, and tiny pearls.
On this card I colored the pretty butterflies with copic markers to match this Jenni Bowlin paper. I sponged the butterfly layer with cream caramel to warm it up, and added Floral Accents with my Nestabilities.
And a bit more non-traditional for this second one. I'll show you first where I got my inspiration:
These are flowers from one of my front flower beds. I believe they are Asters. They bloom this gorgeous almost neon shade of purple. With their puffy yellow centers they are really pretty.
I used a sentiment and the butterflies from the set as background for the sentiment and the Mellow Moss panel. And then I added rich velvet ribbon, tucked behind the nestie layer and a Finishing Touches Brad.
Join us tonight for the release party at the SCS Forum it's always so much fun, and the store will be open with the new releases after the party!
To win this set today see the Flourishes Newsletter.
Here are the other's Design Team Girls wonderful creations with this set!
Recipes: Spotlight on Daisies: Stamps: Gerbera Daisies; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Craft White; Paper: Kraft, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Cardstock Vellum; Accessories: Big Shot, Borderabilities (Victorian), Double Ended Tags Nesties, Checkered Ribbon (Flourishes), Prismacolor Pencils, Circle Punches, Kaiser Pearls
Fluttering Daisies: Stamps: Gerbera Daisies; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Mellow Moss; Paper: Mellow Moss, Basic Grey Euphoria Paper; Always Articoke, Always Artichoke DSP; Accessories: Big Shot, Octagonal Nestabilities, Labels Two, Velvet Ribbon, Silver Finishing Touches Brads, Border Punch, Dimensionals.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Isn't this precious? There's just nothing like the sweetness of a new baby. My sister-in-law and brother-in-law are expecting their 5th! (whew!) child in December, so I'm already thinking about baby announcements. They have a boy and three girls so far...so we're routing for another boy!
This is a sneak peek of a beautiful new set from Flourishes to be released this Friday. This pretty wicker basket of baby is colored with Copics (Sky Collection and Flesh Tones 1 & 2 and a W2 for shadows)). And then the part I so wish you could see better, I came back and added my Stardust Clear Glitter pen over parts of the basket and the sentiment, it looks so delicate and pretty in person. Teeny tiny Kaiser pearls too.
Do you notice the panel underneath the sentiment? It's the new Basketweave Background. I thought it fit perfectly with the basket.
I've only used a part of this sentiment in the set. The whole sentiment comes from the poem about leaving all the *so called important* work behind and *rocking my baby, cause babies don't keep*.
Precious moments rocking a baby that's for sure!
See the other Design Team Creations with these links:
Want to win this set today? See the Flourishes Newsletter for details.
Recipe: Stamps: Flourishes - Baby Love, Basketweave Background; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tempting Turquoise, Bashful Blue; Paper: Flourishes Classic White, Jenni Bowlin Mini Papers, Chocolate Chip, SU Parisian Breeze DSP; Accessories: Big Shot, Octagonal Nestabilities, Word Window Punch, Square Nestabilities, Kaiser Pearls, Eyelet Border Punch, White Crochet Ribbon, Glitter Pen, Dimensionals
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
This card was totally inspired by the Basic Grey Sultry papers, as soon as I saw the gorgeous rich mix of red/purple shades, the bright greens and the chocolate, I knew exactly what I'd make.
I watercolored this gorgeous bunch of cherries with reinkers and then sponged over the nestie template with chocolate ink. It gives it a real richness.
Adding the smaller Pinked Circles under the Labels 4 image gives it a lot of pattern and a pretty detailed layout.
I LOVE cherries - really tart ones too, especially in pie! We've had our cherry tree for 4 years now, and this year was the first year it produced cherries! I'll be making a pie in a week or two!Well, you won't want to miss the other sneak peeks with this set. A number of the girls will also be showing you a new background being carried at Flourishes too!
Want to win this set today? See the Flourishes Newsletter!
Recipes: The Sweet Life: Stamps - Flourishes Cherries and Peaches; Ink: Mememto Tuxedo Black; Paper: Prism Frosted Teal, Basic Grey Urban Prairie, Basic Grey Lime Rickey, Classic White Flourishes; Accessories: Big Shot, Labels 4 Nestabilities, Victorian Borderabilities, Modern Label Punch, Crochet Ribbon, Silver Brads, Finishing Touches Silver Brads, Dimensionals, Prismacolor Pencils, Pencil Crayons (for the extra teal background), Blending Stump.
Chocolate Cherries: Stamps: Flourishes Cherries and Peaches; Ink: Brown Stazon, Chocolate Chip; Paper: Flourishes European Watercolor paper, Basic Grey Sultry DSP, Vanilla, Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Big Shot, Labels 4 Nestabilities, Pinked Circles Nestabilities, Finishing Touches Copper Brads, Flourishes Satin Ribbon, Reinkers, Sponge, Dimensionals
Monday, August 10, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
And here is the wedding card I created using PaperTrey Ink's Damask set. I embossed the background, and then sponged Vanilla Ink overtop. The main damask images are also embossed. I think the silk ribbon and Vanilla hardware go nicely here too.
Thanks for coming by again today! I so appreciate your visit and kind words!
Recipe: Stamps: PaperTrey Ink - Damask; Ink: VersaMark, Certainly Celery, Vanilla Craft; Paper: Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla; Accessories: Big Shot, Labels Four Nestabilities, Pierceabilities, Clear Embossing Powder, Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Sponge, Dimensionals
Thursday, August 6, 2009
But no matter what we did, we couldn't get our middle son to fall off the tube. He's wiry!