Tuesday, July 22, 2014

TYIC#2 - Rainbow Thanks Tag

Are you keeping busy?  I know I am - I've got 3 blog hops coming up really fast, and   I'm going for my dental implant on Friday.  That makes me a little nervous so I've been walking again and staying up later to help me sleep.   Too much anxiety!

Do you like tags?  Well did I ever find the place for you!  It's a challenge called Tag You're it!    It's new and just the right size project to finish in an evening.   The inspiration tag iby Laura Bassen.  I loved the distressed ink background she created with the soft vellum cover up.  The layers of graduated color is just so striking isn't it?  I replicated all those layers with die cuts.  

I used a cover plate die, and cut colored card stock in lots of pretty colors gradually moving from dark red to the soft pale yellow at the top.  When I got done it looked like a rainbow to me  - my son said it reminded him of mountains. Some soft vellum clouds and some melted Perler beads that look like water drops added the perfect finishing touch. 

The next challenge was photographing this tag.  I decided to pin the string to a sheet of Styrofoam to keep the twine bow from falling over!  Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a great day and that you're keeping cool!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Paper Smooches Captured Moments

Dies:  Paper Smooches Flag Tags, Quote Tag, Clouds, PTI Vertical Chevron Cover Plate
Twinery Twine Caribbean
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Melted Perler Beads, Card Stock, Vellum, Button

Monday, July 21, 2014

You & Me and Some Solid Twine Too!

Thanks for stopping by!  Today I'm posting on the Twinery blog!  Want a sneak peek?   My project features three colors of solid Twinery Twine, embossing, and some yummy stamps from WPlus9!

Friday, July 18, 2014

CardMaker Magazine Blog - Summer Banner

I told you a few weeks ago that I was joining CardMaker Magazine's blog DT and today is my very first day posting there.    I've got a really yummy Summer banner to show you today!  But you can't see it here - you have go to the CardMaker blog.  Want a sneaky peeky?
This one would be easy to switch up for just about any theme - I hope you'll stop by and say hi! 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fusion Challenge - French Cupcakes!

Are you ready for a new two week challenge at Fusion?  Look at this beautiful inspiration photo for us today!   What's unique about Fusion is that you can work with the photo or the sketch.  If you're feeling adventurous you can meld the two together like I did!  I love the soft pastel pink, and purple together.   The cupcakes in the photo looked so elegant that I decided to make a wedding card. I started with a soft purple embossed base, and topped it with a fancy die cut edge.  It was lots of fun embellishing with mulberry paper flowers, twine, and a sprinkle of sequins.  I tried to meld the two  

I'm looking forward to seeing what you make for this challenge.  Need a little more inspiration?  I know the design team will have you covered!  Just click on their names to hop to their blog!

Have a great day!  I hope you find some time to play!

Supplies Used:  Finished Size:  4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Gift Card It
Embossing Folder:  Anna Griffin Wildflower Gate
Dies:  Memory Box Eva Stem, Spellbinder Scalloped Border 2
Card Stock:  PTI Lavender Moon, Vintage Cream, PTI Certainly Celery
Twinery Twine Orchid
Paper Flowers:  Iamroses.com
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black

CSC#200 - Take Note!

Thanks for stopping by!  It's Thursday - and to me that means a new challenge at CASE Study!  I've been playing at CASE for almost three years now and it's still one of my favorite places to play.  I love that Chupa finds a new muse every month.  It inspires me to look at cardmaking in a whole different way.  I've really been loving the inspiration from  Shari Carroll.  Here's her project we're casing this week.  All you need to do is study the design, focus on the elements you love and then make it your own.    So what do you see?  Maybe it's the color scheme, or the clean layout?  Don't you love the pop of red from the heart?  I  got stuck on the repeating pattern of circles.

I switched out the circles for arrows.  First I stamped the arrows / chevrons on white card stock, and then embossed it.   I added a die cut arrow and sentiment in black to draw your eye and then finished it up with a sprinkle of sequins and enamel dots.

 Now it's your turn!  Or maybe you need a little more inspiration?  Check out what the CASE Study DT made.  And  - we have two guesties this month! Amy Tsuruta and Tenia Nelson!!

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Reverse Confetti Arrows & Elements
Card Stock:  PTI White, True Black, Raspberry Fizz

Dies: Reverse Confetti Arrow
Enamel Dots:  Melted Perler Beads
Ink:  Memento Tangelo Dandelion, Rosebud, Cantaloupe, Versafine Onyx Black
Embossing Folder:  Tim Holtz Alterations Blue Prints