Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I thought it might be fun to paper piece Franny, so I paper pieced the kitty and then paper pieced her ears, nose, and heart. I colored the small pieces with a marker, cut them out and adhered them to Franny. All the panels were cut with Nestabilities and then mounted with the large scallop dies. The card is embellished simply with ribbon and paw print brads. My daughter thought the brads didn't go...she suggested I put them on Franny's paws.... Hmmm, not sure where she gets some of her ideas, but I think maybe it was just her ornery streak coming out!
Image: Robyn's Fetish
Ink: SU! Positively Pink and Brocade Blue Markers
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Bashful Blue, PTI Dark Chocolate, Bo Bunny DP
Embellies: SU! Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon, Paw Print Brads (my stash)
Extras: Spellbinder's Nestabilities, EK Success 3D Dots
Thanks for stopping by; I hope you'll head over to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog to view the DT's samples. I'd love to see you play along too!
Monday, August 30, 2010
I will be back tomorrow with a card for Tuesday Morning Sketches; see you then!
Have a great day!
Friday, August 27, 2010
Bella is colored with Prismas; I did go out of my comfort zone here and shaded around her with a fuschia color. As I was coloring, it looked really dark, but you can barely see it in the photo. I guess I will have to apply a bit more color next time.... The flower is 4 punched flowers combined. I crumpled and sprayed the plaid layers and then rolled them around a pencil to give the petals some lift and dimension. The center is a Bella Dot and the leaf is a scrap of ribbon.
I used Jen del Muro's SFYTT, but I flipped it and switched sides for the embellies.
Image: Stamping Bella
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Stamper's Selcet and Dark Chocolate, SU! River Rock, All My Memories DP
Embellies: Ribbon (my stash), Bella Dots in "Chocolate", Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in "Vanilla Breeze"
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, EK Success Retro Flower Punches, Spellbinder's Nestabilities
Today is the last day for submitting a card for the chance to be the next Bella Babe. You had to submit a card to Blogabella all 4 Fridays of this month; the winner will be picked in September. There were a LOT of participants!
Thanks for stopping by today; enjoy your day!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Image/Sentiment: Verve "Practically Perfect"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select, SU! Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie, My Mind's Eye DP
Embellies: Beads from Hobby Lobby, Barbara Trombley's Art Glitter in "Pink Smoothie"
Extras: Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, DMC Floss, EK Success 3D Dots
Speaking of babies.... Do any of you know of any good babysitting books? Since DD is 12, she would like to start babysitting. A friend from work just had her second baby and she is interested in a sitter. Her kids are 3 months and 1 1/2 years! Wow, she is a busy mom for sure!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I made the card a bit bigger than the sketch, while keeping the interior layers about the same size. I just couldn't bear to cover up this lovely shimmer paper! Unfortunately I wasn't able to capture the shimmer in the photo. The red panel is Cuttlebugged with the "numbers" folder, while Hootie Owl is colored with Crayolas. The card is embellished simply with grosgrain ribbon and a coordinating "softie" button.
Image: Pink Cat Studio Digi Stamp
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Summer Sun, Real Red, Basic Black, KI Memories DP
Embellies: Wrights Black Grosgrain Ribbon, KI Memories "Softie" Button
Extras: Crayolas/Goo Gone, Cuttlebug/Numbers Embossing Folder, DMC Floss, EK Success 3D Dots
I guess we are all about back-to-school right now. DD is loving it, while DS is not so impressed. He did come home with "war paint" on his face today. He corrected me when I said "Indian"; he said Native American. I had no idea that I was being politically incorrect.... I did learn a bit about the colors though: red = war, black = death, white = peace, blue = sad/depression, green = earth, and I can't remember what yellow signifies. Anyway, he doesn't know why he can't have summer vacation all year.... I am trying to get back in the routine of laying clothes out at night, etc. It just seems to make everything go so much smoother in the a.m.
Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your evening!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I was really surprised at how easy it was to make the card. I did use a piece of typing paper for my first try.... I found that it was a bit harder to use DP, since it was a bit thicker. You also need to be a bit more careful if using a pattern like stripes. Mine is the first version shown on the tutorial; when I tried to make the second version (which opens up), I didn't have as much luck. I will have to sit down and try it again....
Image: Paper Pretties Digital Stamp
Paper: PTI Lemon Tart and Dark Chocolate, Heidi Grace Designs DP
Embellies: PTI Lemon Tart Satin Ribbon, Glitteries Lemon Glitter
Extras: Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, DMC Floss, Crop-A-Dile II
This was a fun card to make, and the folding went quickly! I think it would be fun to include a gift card in one of the pockets too....
Hop on over to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog to view the DT's samples; hopefully you can play along!
Thanks for stopping by; have a great day!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Hello! Did you enjoy your weekend? This is our last "free" weekend; school starts tomorrow for DD and Tuesday for DS. Where did the summer go? We had a busy, fun-packed day which included celebrating my Mom's 65th birthday. This is the card and gift box I made for her. The box is 1" deep and is lined with warm and natural batting. I really like making these little boxes; they are simple and it's fun to personalize them too. My Mom had seen one I made not too long ago and made a big fuss over it, so I knew I needed to make one for her.
Here's a close-up to show the crown and fun pin. I was going for a shabby-chic look here, but I still can't seem to master it.... Even though I am pleased with this card, it is frustrating!
Image: MFT Pure Innocence "Birthday Princess"
Ink: Palette Burnt Umber, SU! Close to Cocoa Marker
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream and Dark Chocolate, K & Company DP
Embellies: Buttons (my stash), Distress Stickles in "Antique Linen", Making Memories Vintage Findings "Garment Pin"
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, Scor-Pal, QuicKutz "Blossom" Alphabet. DMC Floss, EK Success 3D Dots
Thanks for stopping by today; enjoy the coming week!
Friday, August 13, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I love this DP from My Mind's Eye; it has the nicest texture, like cardstock. I've paired it with SU! Almost Amethyst (retired) and Real Red. It's kind of a funky combo, but I like it. Caity is colored with Prismas to match.
Image: Deedee's Digis "Caity Caterpiller"
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Almost Amethyst and Real Red, My Mind's Eye DP
Embellies: SU! Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Me and My Big Ideas Rhinestones
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, EK Success 3D Dots
I have a question I am hoping someone can answer.... When printing digi images, I use the G.P. 110 because it is a bit lighter weight. Thicker cardstocks won't feed into my printer. Does anybody have a solution for this? What do you use?
I hope you'll hop on over to the Tuesday Morning Sketch blog to see the DT's samples. Better yet, why don't you play along?!
I'm a wee bit late with my blog post today; I'm a bit tired. We went to the Mall of America yesterday, to celebrate DD's 12th birthday. We had a great time, but that place can really wear you out.... It is huge! We were on all 4 floors. The kids spent most of their time at the amuesement park with DH and I was able to spend a huge chunk of time at Archiver's. By myself.... Uninterrupted! I was able to find some goodies. I havn't even unpacked the sacks yet, but that will have to wait. I work the next four days.
Thanks for stopping by today; I hope you have a great day!
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Good morning! I'm so glad Friday is here.... What a week it has been! I'm looking forward to maybe sleeping in tomorrow.... How about you?
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Good morning! It's time for another sketch from Melissa at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog. Our sponsor this week is Lexi's Doodles and the image I'm using today is "Butterscotch Cupcake Fairy". As soon as I saw her, I knew she was the one...I couldn't wait to glitter up her wings and who doesn't love a cupcake with fudge icing piled high?!