Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Rainbows and Clouds

I am so excited to finally be able to share this card with you using the newest Rainbow and Cloud dies from
Lil' Inker Designs!  I have the pinwheel die too and LOVE it!  Laura is such a sweetheart......and she ships super fast!  Let's get on with the card!

I went for a more pastel approach with this set.  You have got to check out the stamp set that you get when you order the dies!  The variety of sentiments and that font??  Love it!  Now did you notice that the clouds are perforated for that extra special touch?  I love that.  I have several cloud dies and these by far are my favorite!

Next up, I wanted to stamp some of those clouds to make my own paper.  So I die cut some clouds out of fun foam and stamped away with my Fresh Snow ink!  Even the perforations showed up! 

Now, this next picture has NOTHING to do with cardmaking except it's why I was gone over the weekend and didn't get any stamping done!  My husband works for 94.5 Country and they were the title sponsor of the Country Stampede this year!  Brad Paisley was the headliner Saturday night along with Blake Shelton!  Both were unbelievably awesome!!  Yes, this is a picture my husband took.  We were able to get close to the stage that extended into the crowd and were literally only feet from him!

Now this next picture I took as I got to sit ON stage with Lady Antebellum!!!  What a fun time that was!  It wasn't the best sound sitting up there but to be up close like that while they perform?  Priceless.  They were the headliner for Friday night. 

Well, that's it for me today!  Have a great one!

Stamps:  Lil' Inker Designs
Paper:  Spring Rain, Sweet Blush, Lemon Tart, Spring Moss, Lavender Moon, SS White (all PTI), Bitty Dot DP (PTI)
Ink:  True Black, Fresh Snow (all PTI)
Misc:  Fun Foam, Rainbow and Clouds Dies (Lil' Inker Designs), Foam Tape, Misc. Pearls, Little Open Scallop Strip Die (MFT)

Friday, June 24, 2011

OTWC #56

Since this weeks marks the official beginning of summer, this Off The Wall Craftiness challenge will certainly get your inspiration flowing for those BBQ's/picnics and the 4th of July celebrations!  Take a look at the wonderful inspiration photo Kim has for you this week:

I just so happen to LOVE the 4th of July celebrations and what this day means to all of us=freedom.  So let's celebrate!  This year we will be celebrating most of our holiday weekend at a baseball tourney in KC for my son's team.  Go Bulldogs!

Do you see those fun new little embellishments?  They are handmade by me!  This week's sponsor, MoldMuse, was so very kind and sent molds to the DT to work with!  Thank you!  I chose to use polymer clay for my flower.  These are super easy to make!!

Our sponsor this week is another new sponsor.....MoldMuse!  Oh goodness, these molds are addictive!  I think the possibilities are endless!  My friend Jen even has made rings using these little mold treasures!  I found a video tutorial online and went to work making my own flowers.  Have you seen the cost of these pre-made ones in the scrapbook stores??  Unbelievable!!  Mine were made for literally pennies AND you can make them in any color!!  This week's winner will get a $15 gift certificate from MoldMuse. 

{Celebrate Today}
All supplies PTI unless stated.
Stamps:  BB: Gingham, Let Freedom Ring, Mega Mixed Messages, FF #4
Paper:  SS White, Enchanted Evening
Ink:  Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening
Misc:  FF #4 die, Linen/Canvas IP, Foam Tape, White Satin Ribbon (misc), Polymer Clay, Silicone Mold (MoldMuse)

Monday, June 20, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays CFC7 meets Father's Day--Take 2

Hello again!  I told you I would be back with another CAS-ual Fridays color block challenge!  This time I'm sharing the card for my FIL.  He watches TV.........a LOT!  So I thought it fitting to use more Paper Smooches....Boob Tubes!  hehe.  Sorry, I just have to chuckle everytime I say or write that!

Now, I could have added so much more to my cards but knowing I was submitting them to CAS-ual Fridays, I had to leave well enough alone.  :) 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays CFC7 meets Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to everyone!  I'm a little late in posting this but work has kept me busy today!  I love being a nurse but I do NOT like call at all!  Poo!  This is my first time playing along with CAS-ual Fridays!  Guess what?  Both of my cards for Father's Day uses the challenge so check back tomorrow for my other card!

Today's card I'm sharing is for my dad.  He is a woodworker, cabinetmaker, all around handyman.  There isn't anything he can't fix or make.  I did have the opportunity to share a part of his day with him today in between my work calls.  Happy Father's Day Dad!

I thought it was appropriate to use my woodgrain IP to add some texture to his card with the color blocking challenge.  Look here.......I even used some of my coveted wood PTI buttons!  Boy I hoard these things!!!  I'm keeping this quick and short!  Come back tomorrow for my FIL card!

{hey dad}
All supplies PTI unless stated.
Stamps:  Boob Tubes (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  Kraft, Dark Chocolate, SS White
Ink:  Dark Chocolate
Misc:  Cappuccino Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Woodgrain IP, Wood Buttons

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge #11: CAS

This is the first time I've played along with the Lawnscaping Challenge.  The challenge:  CAS using at least one Lawn Fawn product.  I thought this would give me a chance to ink up these sets again!

I have co-worker, actually she's my boss, that is really going through a hard time.  I thought these cards would cheer her up during her time off work.  I used some bright and cheery pattern paper from the MME Lime Twist collection:  Happy Go Lucky.  I just LOVE these little 6x6 paper pads.  These papers are double sided and are so pretty for paper piecing!

This first card uses the little lamp from the How Delightful set.  My lamp base was off stamped (first in True Black) and so it gave it that speckled look.  I did highlight a few of the parts of the lamp with my black Copic for detail.

My second card uses the bird from Fly Free.  I paper pieced and added in some hills cut free hand with more yummy pattern paper.  I just love how all the patterns coordinate!

Now for both of my cards, the size is 3 x 5 1/2.........I thought I would try something different with the size but still be A2 size for the envie.  I also used my Signo white pen to add some faux stitching.  I thought it kinda went with the whole whimsy touch of these cards.  That's all for today!

{Smile} and {You make my day brighter}
Stamps:  How Delightful and Fly Free (Lawn Fawn)
Paper:  SS White (PTI), Lime Twist: Happy Go Lucky (MME)
Ink:  True Black (PTI)
Misc:  White pen (Signo), Foam Tape

Friday, June 10, 2011

OTWC #55

It's been a busy week here on the blog but now I have this week's Off The Wall Craftiness challenge!  This week we do have a bit of a different spin on things.......We have a new sponsor:  Unkamen Supplies!  You have got to go check out their beautiful chainmaille jewelry kits!!  Ralph from Unkamen Supplies graciously offered up a kit to the DT to make and showcase on our blogs for this weeks challenge. 

Here is the inspiration photo for this week.

The bracelet I chose has some color and doesn't exactly match the colors this week so I chose to make a box that IF I were to give this as a gift, I could easily package it up!  (This baby is not going anywhere but on my arm this weekend at a wedding!)  This is a mini pizza box.....have always wanted to make one.  You can google instructions or go to SplitcoastStampers.  They have tutorials and videos for everything!

Now I realized after I took my photos that I didn't take one of the box OPEN.  Oh well.  :)  I did embellish my belly band and this helps to keep the box closed.  I also made a bigger box to hold a gift card for the wedding we are going to this weekend.  (I'll show that later on another post)  This box is 3 x 3 and perfect for jewelry.

I just think this color is fantastic!  I have lots of summery things that I can wear this with........of all jewelry, I love bracelets the most!  Now, let's talk about how easy this was.  It took me less than an hour to assemble this bracelet and Ralph sends you everything in the kit to make it!  Customer Service?  Top Notch! 

We would love to hear what you think of our new sponsor.......the winner this week gets a Gift Certificate to Unkamen Supplies Etsy store!  (This link takes you to the kits available......just gorgeous!)

All supplies PTI unless stated.
Stamps:  Communique Sentiments
Paper:  True Black, Rustic White
Ink:  True Black
Misc:  Vintage Crochet Trim (garage sale), Rosette flowers (Recollections by Michaels), Scor-Pal

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wilson Designs Release Day!

Tonight is the night!!  I will be sharing more inspiration using the TWO new sets releasing tonight from

First let's show you the sets.....wanna see?  Introducing:

Baby Rock

Teeny Bikini

So the image from Baby Rock that we were holding back was that graphic baby image.  Look here how I've used it......more of a soft subtle use.  Adding in some stitching for that quilted look and one button.  I know I know, you are supposed to put things in 3's but it just didn't look right and one did! 

Not sure if you can see it here or not but I did score a frame around my raised block panel. CAS!

And now for the cute cute image that we are showing today from Teeny Bikini.......this adorable bus!!  Eek!  I love it!  Here I went with a fun color combination of orange and pink.  I think it works well with this image.  I also used the peace heart from Everything's Owlright to stamp my background.

I wanted to ground my bus and so I messy stitched a couple of lines.  Kinda fun effect and my first time doing this!  I think I did mention too that this font is just FUN and I LOVE it!  This is my favorite sentiment from this set.  Life is good.....it is isn't it?

Whew!  That was fun!  Seriously, I really enjoyed working with this month's stamps.....Kim's designs are fresh and unique.  Now you need to hop on over to the other DT blogs for even more inspiration with the new stamps for June!  Remember, the first person to order will receive a set from next month's release for free!  I love hearing your feedback and reading your comments and so appreciate the time you spend doing it!  Thanks to you my blog friends!

Ashley N. Newell (June guest designer)

Stamps:  Baby Rock (Wilson Designs)
Paper:  SS White, Spring Rain, Spring Moss, Lemon Tart, Sweet Blush (all PTI)
Ink:  Spring Rain, Spring Moss, Sweet Blush (all PTI), Sunflower Palette
Misc:  Scor-Pal, Spring Moss Button  (PTI), Foam Tape, Janome Sew Mini

{Life is Good}
Stamps:  Teeny Bikini (Wilson Designs)
Paper:  Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, SS White (all PTI)
Ink:: True Black
Misc:  Copics, Small Scallop Border Die (PTI), Mat Stack #1 Die (PTI), Orange Zest/Raspberry Fizz/True Black Buttons (PTI), Janome Sew Mini

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wilson Designs Release Day 1

Yippee!!!  The day is here where I get to share my cards using the newest Wilson Designs stamps!!!  However, we did save the "main images" from both sets to be shown tomorrow so you'll just have to stop by tomorrow too!!  teehee 

First off using Stamp Set #1.....I have to share this card.  Truly a favorite of the bunch.  IMHO.  Yes, my first card is not so CAS but full of detail!  Sometimes it is fun to keep adding things!    A while back, I ran across a card using this sand look for the beach.  I knew this technique would be perfect to use with this set!  You can find the link for the video tutorial over at Jenny's blog here (a great blog BTW).  A few punched waves, die cut cloud, and cut out sun were added along with this adorable little beach hut!  Goodness....isn't that surfboard adorable done up in polka dots?  My hut was colored in with Copics and then I used my colorless blender to add some wavy lines.

For my next card using the new set............I combined it with the sun image from Nauti-Cool and the frame image from Everything's Owlright.  I first sponged a strip of Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass that I had masked off.  Then I masked my strip to stamp my suns across that.  The sentiment was continually stamped to the bottom of the cardfront....this is such a great new font for the sentiments.  My blue background for the teeny bikini was also sponged using this ink.....I LOVE these inks.  My frame was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with white ink and then cut out.

Next up.....my cards using Stamp Set #2.  Very CAS card where I've used the Scor-Pal and Scor-Bug to add just the right amount of texture.  Add in a little bit of Copic highlights and whalaaa!  This card is for some special friends of ours.  They will love it!

And lastly, a more feminine approach to BABY.  This one is just so sweet and I've mixed it up with the polka dot image from Scoot Away with Me set.  I love love that polka dot image.....small enough and so easy to line up!!!  I thought this fun shaped card was perfect to go along with the baby theme.  This baby set was inspired by Jaclyn Miller.

Ok, now I want to hear what you think!!!  This release has been so fun.......I hope you enjoyed visiting today!  I always appreciate your sweet comments here on the blog.  So to keep things moving, hop on over to the rest of the DT's blogs for even more inspiration using these new sets!  Remember to comment along the way as you never know what blog the winner is chosen from!  Until tomorrow.........:)

Ashley (guest)

{Surf's Up}
Stamps:  Wilson Designs
Paper:  SS White, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Kraft (all PTI)
Ink:  Versamark, Memento Black, True Black
Misc:  Flat Bottom Cloud Dienamics (MFT), White Filigree Embossing Powder (PTI), Copics, Foam Tape, Wave Punch (Fiskars), Paper Piercer, Corner Rounder (CM)

{You're Sun-sational}
Stamps:  Wilson Designs
Paper:  SS White and True Black (PTI)
Ink:  Distress Ink (Tim Holtz), Sunflower Palette, True Black (PTI)
Misc:  Foam Tape, White Filigree Embossing Powder (PTI)

{Future Rocker}
Stamps:  Wilson Designs
Paper:  SS White, Spring Rain (both PTI)
Ink: True Black (PTI)
Misc:  Scor-Pal and Scor-Bug, Foam Tape, Corner Rounder (CM)

{Sweet BABY}
Stamps:  Wilson Designs
Paper:  SS White (PTI)
Ink:  Sweet Blush, Charcoal Palette (both PTI), Yellow chalk ink (Studio G)
Misc:  Oyster Twine (Divine Twine), Pink Twine (The Twinery), Buttons (PTI), Edgers #3 Dies (PTI), Foam Tape

Monday, June 6, 2011

Wilson Designs Sneak Peeks!

Here it is again.......a new release for Wilson Designs!  Again this month, Kim has 2 (two) new sets that will be available for purchase in just a few short days!!!  Alright, let's get this party started!!

Sneak #1..............hmmmmm, wonder what this set is about?

Sneak #2.................And this one??

Ok, now here's the fun part.  Please leave a comment here or on any of the other DT blogs for a chance to win.......tell me what your guesses are!  Remember, you won't know who's blog the winner will be chosen from.  Then stop back by tomorrow, same time, to see my samples using these 2 new sets!  You will love them!

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