Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Play Date Cafe Color Challenge - Plum

So excited to do my first PDCC!

Here is the challenge

And here is my take on it.

I must have been sub-consciously inspired by the layout
of the photo, because looking at the images side by side
they are almost identical in layout.


Hope you have enjoyed this little challenge. 
I hope to play along most weeks.

PTI Make it Monday Challenge

Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge #86 was a lot of fun.
Click on the video below for the scoop on what this week's challenge is all about.
 Now here is my take on the challenge. I call it "Airmail." Mainly because that is what is stamped on the front and it just sounds cool. =)

 I do not have a PTI border die YET so I thought I would be creative and 
try using the postage stamp die that coordinates with this stamp set.
I really like how it turned out.
 Really, the whole idea of not forgetting the inside of your card should
be a no brainer, but I do it ALL the time. 
How nice to receive a card and open it up just to find more 
homemade art and thought.
 Thanks PTI for a great challenge!

Papertrey Ink Supplies used:

Other Supplies

Spellbinders Nestabilities Scalloped oval die

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fancy Baby Card Unity Challenge - Pennants & Banners

I really didn't know what this card was going to be 
when I first started
Don't you just love when that happens?!
(hint of sarcasm)

I have had this MME paper for a while. (see supply list below)
I have used it once not intending for it to be
a baby theme, but that is what it 
looked like when I was finished.

So I thought I would give the paper another try
and see what happened.
Well baby theme happened again but this time
I was O.K. with that!

First I started with a plain white background. 
I really new I wanted to use my Unity Better with Love Stamp Set.
AND...because I just love to make my own patterned paper
 I knew this stamp set would be perfect. 

After that everything just fell into place!

Supplies Used:
MME Lost & Found2 Blush "Sweet" Bouguet Paper
MME Lost & Found2 Blush "Sweet" Eiffel Paper

Saturday, October 6, 2012

World Card Making Day: Unity Stamp Co Challenges

I will be adding to this post as more challenges are put up.

Challenge #1

{no simple rectangles, squares or circles allowed}
 Unity Stamps used are:

Best Wishes & Blooms
June 2009 Kit of the Month

Other supplies are:
Stampin'UP! Labels Framelits
American Crafts "oh happy grey" paper
Stampin UP! Whisper White Paper
Stampin'UP! Black, Wisteria Wonder, & Wild Wasabi Stamp Pads

Challenge # 2 It's All about Texture

Create a card using AT LEAST TWO different textures.

I embossed the Button Bingo Stamp.

Unity Supplies:

Button Bingo Stamp
Best Wishes & Blooms

Challenge #3 Embossing

Unity Stamps used are:
Celebrate (Stamp of the Week) itty bitty

Challenge #4 Sketch

Unity Stamps Used are:

Deer to me

Challenge #5 Fall Card 

Unity Stamps used:

Apple Cheddar Soup

Challenge #6 Stamp-a-Border

  Use a non-border stamp.
Basically, use any stamp (that's not deemed a 'border' stamp)
 and create a border!

Unity Stamps used are:

Challenge #7 Coloring 

Unity Stamp Used:

Let Beauty Surround You (Stamp of the Week) 


Unity Stamps used:
Fall for You (Ippity by Unity)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Come To Bethlehem Christmas Card

I have a holiday boutique I am doing in November and I have just started to sit down and create all the crafty things I want to sell. 
Here is my first set of 10 Christmas Cards

I found a bottle of Folk Art Pearl Glaze that I used for the snow flakes.
I really like how it came out. Not sure if they still sell it but worth a looksy.
My new fave thing to do is stamp and then emboss as you can see.
I knew all the supplies I wanted to use for my cards but it took me forever to get it all put together, till it dawned on me. Stamp the image and then emboss over it! Who woulda thunk it? Well me after about 3hrs and sleeping on it. HAHAHA!

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Friday, September 7, 2012

A Challenge

I fancy October Afternoon a lot. And that is to say the least. For Christmas last year my husband bought me the Farmhouse Collection. It is uber vintage which I love but when I got it, I became a little nervous about using it. I just didn't seem to jive with it as well as I thought I would. 

Well I am happy to say that is not the case anymore. I challenged myself to use it. I found the papers I was most nervous about, grabbed a few sketch ideas from my pinterest board and went to work.

Now between teaching, housework, yard work and all the unexpected things that happen in a day I was only able to complete one a day; but after four days I have, what I believe, a beautiful vintage set of cards. So here they are.

It is rare, I mean, blue moon rare for me to use anything but cream and white as my card base. So when I used black it was a major thing, and I loved it so much I decided to use it for all the cards in my set.

 I did know that I wanted a masculine card in my set. And I find masculine cards to always be a challenge. Is that just me?

 Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A great gift for that special teacher

I am definitely in school mode. Sarah took the CAT yesterday and did well. I am prepping my son for preschool and my school room got a revamp this summer and it is almost complete. So needless to say I'm thinking and breathing school right now and because of it I came up with this little number. 
 A very fun little gift bag (you can't see it in the picture but the handle is made out of Jute Twine) with a coordinating thank you card. There will be 2 cards in the gift bag but I decided to only photo one. And the great thing about this set, I feel, is that it can be given to a man or woman. And not just elementary teachers, but Sunday School, Jr. High, High School, tutor, and even a college professor.
Seriously though, you can't go wrong giving a tasteful, practical, handmade with sincerity gift.
Look further down on the post for step by step instructions for the bag.

First you need a 6"x12" piece of Cardstock.

Take your score board and put your paper going 6" wide and 12" down. Score all the way down on 4-1/2".

Now turn your paper going 12" wide and 6" down.

 Score at 4, 5-1/2, 9-1/2, & 11

Cut slits as shown below

fold all your pieces so everything is pliable.

Bring together as shown below and adhere the lip to the inside of the box and glue down all the lip pieces on the bottom.

Happy Crafting and Gift Giving!