Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thanks, Selma!! Pink and Frilly

I was just dying to try this card. I have several punch around the page punches and use them quite often but I had gotten one of the deep edge ones (Wild Flowers) and didn't know the measurements for using it around the page. My Sis gave me this punch back in the summer and there were no instructions.  I was pouring over Selma's Stamping Corner, one of my favorite places, and she had a tutorial showing the measurements and how easy it was. Thanks, Selma!!! I am a happy girl. So, then I just had to make a card for Joan's Gardens challenge#1. This week, the challenge is to make a card or tag using some kind of hearts and use white with  pink or red. Also, do some kind of embossing. I did dry embossing with my favorite Cuttlebug folder, Textile.
I punched a few very small flowers with the Martha Stewart hydrangea punch and added gemstones to the centers. My heart punch is the Martha Stewart Lace Scallop Heart. The rest of my recipe is at the bottom of the post.

My card is also for the Queen for the Day on Splitcoaststampers and this week it is Wendy aka Wendybell. I took many liberties case-ing her card but I think there is a bit of a resemblance. Eek!
Her card is shown here. Well, they are both square. :-)

Also entering the challenge at Simon Says Stamp-New Something (My Wild Flower punch around the page is one I've had a while but never used until this card).

Paper Creations Ink #16 wants us to use die cut and/or punches
House of Gilli #24-Anything Goes

Stamps: Sentiment is from Studiog (no name) Bought at Michael's and I love it
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Pretty in Pink
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Martha Stewart Lace Scallop Heart punch, Martha Stewart deep edge (Wild Flower) and corner punch, Martha Stewart hydrangea punch, tiny clear gemstones, Scor-Pal for two score lines under embossing

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wintry Birthday

Winter is just getting started and we all have snow on our minds (maybe we'll even get some here in the deep south again this year). I have several January birthdays so I thought this pretty snowflake from Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company would be great to use. Plus, blue always looks like winter to me. The stamp sets I'm using are MFP's Ice and Snow and the MFP set All About Love mini (sentiment).

I got this new Memory Box Larue Flourish die for Christmas and layered it on top of my Martha Stewart eyelet lace punch around the page and behind the Spellbinders peony die on which I stamped my snowflake. The Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder always reminds me of falling snow so I added it for texture. Then, there is the large gemstone and sentiment and it is all finished!

Entering these challenges:
Speedy the Cat's Friends- #88 Use a snowflake
For Your Inspiration-#20-Use their photo as inspiration (I was inspired by the beautiful blue colors)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog-New Something-I am using my new Larue Flourish die by Memory Box
Scrap-Creations-Something Old, Something New -  (Old is my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and new is my Memory Box Larue Flourish)
Paper Sundaes #101-Something Old, Something New (Old is my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and new is my Memory Box Larue Flourish)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Something Shiny- Tuesday Throwdown

Did you get one of these for Christmas? Well, I didn't but I could probably use a good bike right now for exercise. You know, all those holiday goodies we all ate? Several turns of the pedal sure wouldn't hurt, huh?

We're baccccckkkk...after a two week holiday break and Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More is furnishing the images for the DT this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I am using an image called Bicycle Built for 2. The theme this week is 'something shiny'. Makes me think UFO. :-) I added glossy accents to my bicycle for some shine and, of course, my gold brads are shiny. Get out your 'shinies' and come along  join us this week.

Stamps: Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More-Bicycle Built for Two
Paper: Stampin'Up! Crumb Cake and Kiwi Kiss, PTI white cs, unknown dp from LSS
Accessories: Verano tan jute, raffia, mandarin twine, glossy accents, Copics, orange button, Mark Richards gold metal brads, Spellbinders classic scallop rectangle die, EK Success double embossed edger punch, Stampin'Up! punch for sentiment (partially with top removed).

Monday, January 2, 2012

FOSTV challenge #1 of 2012-Gatefold

The holidays are almost over for me and I suppose most of us. Sooooo, it's time to get serious with our crafting again. Don't you love my big ol' Buffalo? I made this card for the FOSTV challenge #1 for the new year. You can find our challenge at Home of Speedy TV. The challenge this week is to make a gatefold. Folks, if you've never made one, they really are so easy. I wanted to make mine a masculine gatefold and that is why I chose this wonderful stamp set called Buffalo Spring. This set can be found at Mark's Finest Papers.

Want to see a bit of the inside?
I'm using Mark's Finest Papers Old World Gold cardstock and the ribbon is from MFP, Deepest Mahogany stitched grosgrain, shown here. I added a couple double punched corners with my EK Success punch and some brads. The dp is from a Making Memories scrapbook pad.
Oh, and he is colored with Copics.

Entering challenges:
{Lawnscaping} Challenge-#25-Birthday

Card Crafter's Circle-#3-Anything Goes