Saturday, July 30, 2011

Papertrey ink cards.

Still practicing making easy cards to mail off.  I really loved the way these two came out.  I used a lot of Papertrey ink goodness.

Papertrey ink: Mehndi Medallion, Buttoned up #2 die, Dress From stamp set
Provo Craft: Cuttlebug embossing folder Seeing Spots
Core'dinations: Cardmaker Series Pearls Tan Pearl
Tsukineko: Memento Dew drop Rhubarb Stalk
May Arts: 1/4 inch silk ribbon SK25

Papertrey ink: Dress Form stamp set, Dress Form Die, Double-Ended Banner die, Parisian Lace Doily, Buttoned up #2 Die &Vintage Cream Pigment Ink
Recollections: Kraft Cardstock, Pearls
Core'dinations: Cardmaker series Pearls Tan pearl
Misc. Embroidery Floss & Wood paper

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Die-Cut Storage


Here is a video where I walk you through all the different storage options for all of my different die-cuts.  I cover:

1. Lifestyle Crafts
2. Accucut
3. All Sizzix
4. MFT
5. Papertrey Ink
6. Spellbinders


Here is a link to the cd/dvd storage sheets that I used for my Spellbinders. Clear CD/DVD Binder Pages.

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Lawn Fawn card

I've been loving Lawn Fawn images. If you can't tell the last four cards have featured their stamps. Here is another attempt at making simple card.  I almost made it then I decided it needed some bling. I found those tiny tiny pearls at Michaels. They're by Recollections and they fit perfectly inside of the keys.  It was like it was meant to be.  How can I pass that up.

Recollections: Kraft cardstock & Pearls
Lawn Fawn: Just my Type
Tsukineko: Memento Dew Drop Tuxedo Black
Prismacolor: Aquamarine PC905
Loew-Cornell: Better Way Brush Cleaning Fluid

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Missing in action plus card share

Yeah so I've been absent from the blog for a month. To start things off my niece and nephew are here to visit for the whole summer, so it's been me and 4 kids all 6 yrs. old and under by myself since hubby was at school for the first three weeks.  Man you really learn how to manage your time better.  Also, I'm trying out for a few design teams. First time ever trying out so I'm not holding my breath. But I really wanted to challenge myself and do something that scares me. I'm a pretty shy, non confrontational person so this is really out of my element. I've been creating, just not things that I can put up on the blog yet.  I have made a heck of a lot of cards these last few days, though.  I've been all about challenging myself lately and I really wanted to try and make simpler cards that will mail easily.  I find myself paying a lot of money is postage when I have to mail out a card to a friend or family member. That really does not bother me but when I gift cards in packages I want to make sure that the recipient does not have to pay a lot in postage.  The first card did not meet my challenge requirements but I think by the time I got to the last card I succeeded. Here are just a few of the cards I've worked on as of late.

This is the first card. It started out good and then I gave in.  It just felt too plain and I though a felt flower would do the trick.

Lawn Fawn: Fanciful Frames & Just my Type, too
MFT die namics: Rolled Flower
Prima: White Mulberry leaves
Tsuikineko: VersaMark
American Crafts: Zing embossing powder Chestnut
Core'dinations: Cardmaker Series Pearls Baby pink pearl
Martha Stewart: Score Board
Papertrey ink: Dark Chocolate Felt
Copic: YG63
Misc. Pearl and wood paper

Then I figured, well the first one has dimension, Why not?

Tsukineko: VersaMark
Darice: Self-Stick Chalkboard Sheets
Misc: Pearls 

Than I decided to cut it out and really try. Not as happy with this one. It just looks so unfinished. Maybe if I added a little bit of pattern paper it wouldn't look so bad.

Recollections: Kraft cardstock
We r Memory Keepers: Corner Chomper round 1/2 inch

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that within a few weeks I can start keeping on with my blog on a more daily version.