April 30, 2012

RS #9

Time for another RetroSketch, Kasia Curry is the host for this weeks sketch.  I completely fell in love with her redo of her original gorgeous card.  I made a bright and fun birthday card using Papertrey Ink's Make a Wish set.  I love this set because it is not age specific and can be used for birthdays, showers, weddings, graduations or any celebration.

All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: Pure Poppy, White
Stamps: Make a Wish, Tag-its #10, Background Basics: Circles
Ink: Pure Poppy, Green Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Dies: Make a Wish
other: foam squares, glitter pen (Sakura), Maraschino bakers twine (The Twinery), Crop-a-Dile (We R Memory Keepers)

April 29, 2012

Make It Monday #63: Glitter Die Cuts

This is my second post today.  For my colourQ #134 scroll down or click HERE.  This week Heather Nichol did the Make It Monday video at Papertrey Ink.  The video was how to add glitter and sparkle to your die cut images.  I die cut some clouds from Up Up & Away and some balloons from Melissa Bickford's Heart-2-Heart #2 and used my Xyron to apply glue to one side of my die cut.  I then used an assortment of Doodlebug glitters to add sparkle to all my die cuts.

All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: Spring Rain, White
Stamps: Think Big Favorites #12, Everyday Button Bits
Ink: Blueberry Sky, Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Dies: Clouds 1 & 2, Heart-2-Heart #2 
other: foam tape, glitter (Doodlebug)

colourQ challenge #134

Yet another beautiful colourQ palette this week.  It has been a busy weekend between rugby, lacrosse, groceries, laundry and an evening with friends here we are at Sunday.  I can't seem to let the Mehndi Medallion get too far away and it was the start of my focal point stamped in Canyon Clay on Vintage Cream cardstock.  Dies and stamps from Sending You were stamped using Berry Sorbet ink and then assembled with foam dots to make a flower.  Topped off with small flower from Flower Fusion #3 stamped in Scarlet Jewel.  The whole piece was attached to a top fold Aqua Mist base.   I was actually quite please with the way it turned out.  Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist
Stamps: Mehndi Medallion, Sending You, Flower Fusion #2. Think Big Favorites #3
Ink:  Canyon Clay, Berry Sorbet, Scarlet Jewel , Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Dies: Sending You, Flower Fusion #3
other: foam circles, Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)

April 26, 2012

RS #8

A year ago when I started my blog I was only creating cards when the need was there.  With MS fatigue has been a huge part of my life and as much as I love making cards I wasn't motivated to push myself.  Now I am in love with challenge blogs.  These blogs are giving me a reason to push myself and feel a sense of accomplishment.

Jackie Rockwell was the inspiration behind RetroSketch #8 and I have to say that this sketch was way out of my comfort zone.  I didn't want to forgo this week so I used the sketch as a springboard to make it work for me and I am so glad I did.  I ended up with a card that I'm really happy with.

I grabbed a few extra bakery tags when grocery shopping and they made perfect hangers for my twine swag.  I used the Lily Bee Design Tiny Tablet I picked up at Scrapfest last week and Melissa Bickford's Heart 2 Heart min stamp set and die to finish it off.  I am also adding this card to the Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.

Cardstock:  Kraft (PTI)
Patterned Paper:  Double Dutch (Lily Bee Design)
Clear Stamps: Heart 2 Heart #2
Ink:  Pure Poppy (PTI), Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Dies: Heart 2 Heart #2, Block Alphabet
Other: foam squares, Mandarin Bakers Twine (The Twinery), Corner Chomper, bakery tags

April 25, 2012

Papertrey Blog Hop - April 25

Time for another PaperTrey Ink Blog Hop.  This months theme was an inspiration photo focusing on Flowers, Damask & Polka Dots featuring the colours of Aqua Mist and Raspberry Fizz.  It the time of the year to get going on Mother's Day cards, it will be here before we know it.

All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: White, Aqua Mist
Patterned Paper: Aqua Mist & Raspberry Fizz Paper Pack
Stamps: 2011 Anniversary Set, Heart Prints
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Dies: Mat Stack 4, Layerz Mat Stack 4, Banner Borders 
other: foam tape, foam squares, pearls (Prima)

April 22, 2012

Make It Monday #62: Step It Up: Layering & The Play Date Cafe Challenge #128

This week I combined Papertrey's Make It Monday #62 with The Play Date Cafe's Challenge #128. The week's Make it Monday video was done by Betsy Veldman.   She demonstrated how to take a basic card and transform it into a fabulous layered sensation.  I have not used my Rosie Posie stamp set a lot and never with the die cuts that accompany them.

On my original one layer card I was able to use the generational stamping technique that was demonstrated in Make It Monday #60 by Ashley Cannon Newell and this week by Betsy Velman.

For my stepped up card I added some Raspberry Fizz Patterned paper with a scalloped top border using a strip die cut from the Hearts Border die, Mat Stack 1 and Layerz Mat Stack 1 and Rosie Posie stamped on to the co-ordinating die cuts and adhered with foam dimensional tape and squares.

All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: White, Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest
Patterned Paper: Raspberry Fizz Paper Pack
Stamps: Rosie Posie, Mat Stack 1, Think Big Favourites #13
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Green Leaf, Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Dies: Rosie Posie, Hearts Border, Mat Stack 1, Layerz Mat Stack 1 
other: foam tape, foam squares

April 21, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #49 - Clean And Simple Sketch

Great theme for CAS-ual Fridays this week.  It is a Clean And Simple Sketch created by Girl Friday Karen Baker.

All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock:  Kraft Spring Moss
Patterned Paper:  Bitty Dots 2008
Clear Stamps: FramedOut #1
Ink:  Ripe Avocado
Dies: Framed Out #2
Other: foam squares, Honeydew Bakers Twine (The Twinery), Corner Chomper, Crop-a-Dile (We R Memory Keepers)

April 19, 2012

colourQ challenge #133

This weeks colourQ palette I am saving for future reference.  I can see myself using these colours in the fall, Thanksgiving and Halloween.  For this week though I chose to make a masculine birthday card for my hubby who is having a birthday in May.  I selected True Black, Smokey Shadow, Canyon Clay and Summer Sunrise from Papertrey for my card.

I used my Rosie Posie stamps to create the honeycomb pattern on white using black, Canyon Clay and Summer Sunrise ink.  The sentiment was stamped with Smoky Shadow ink.  It was challenging, trying to line up each layer of the honeycomb.  I think next time I use these stamps I will take a leap of faith and cut them!  I adhered a piece of Summer Sunrise cardstock to the right side that was left from a previously die cut rickrack shape.  It was easier than trying to attach the actual rickrack piece because you had more cardstock to apply the adhesive.  The whole panel was attached with foam squares.

All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: White, True Black, Canyon Clay, Summer Sunrise
Stamps: Rosie Posie, Birthday Basics
Ink:  Smokey Shadow, Canyon Clay, Summer Sunrise , Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
other: foam squares

April 18, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #48 - Opposites Attract

I have always found colour theory fascinating. How colours work together and how the colour wheel works.  This weeks CAS-ual Friday challenge is to pick a colour and them create a card with that colour and its complimentary colour.  I chose turquoise or blue-green for my primary colour and orange as its complimentary colour.

All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock:  White
Clear Stamps: All About You, Up Up & Away
Ink:  Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist
Dies: Buttoned Up #2
Other Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores felt

April 16, 2012

RS #7 & Paper Dolls Challenge #47: A Little Fruity

Do you remember being a teenager?  I do with fond memories but wouldn't want to go back.  If you are a parent of a teenage girl you know all about what I am going to tell you.  My daughter is 14, almost 15, and she is a wonderful girl--sweet, smart, liked, a leader and a fantastic daughter.  No matter how many times I let her know that I think all those things about her, she says that I am just saying that because I am her Mom.  For the RetroSketch #7 challenge I decided that she could use a card to put on her bulletin board in her room so that she is always reminded that she is "The apple of my eye".  I am also posting this card for the Paper Dolls Challenge #47: A Little Fruity.  Jen Carter is the host for this challenge and gave me a good reason to pull out my Fruit Fusion stamps and dies.  The challenge was to include fruit on your card and use a sketch--an apple and a RetroSketch!  Perfect.

All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock:  White, Pure Poppy
Patterned Paper:  Apples from Fruitti Tutti
Clear Stamps: Fruit Fusion Apple, Button Boutique
Ink:  Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy (PTI), Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Dies:  Apple, Button Boutique, Hearts Border
Other: foam tape, foam dots, corner rounder

April 14, 2012

Like a Kid in a Candy Store

Today I went on a road trip to Scrapfest!  Scrapfest is a scrapbook and paper crafting show in Ontario.  Most of the scrapbooking stores in Toronto have closed in the past couple of years, so it is a treat to go somewhere, other than online, to see all the latest.  Of course I tell myself that I don't need to buy more, but once I get there I forget that little voice in my head.  Here is what I brought home in my plain brown shopping bag.

Papers from Jillibean, Pink Paisley, Echo Park and Lily Bee, Cork paper, stickers, Copics,  Studio Calico Journal Kits and Fab Rips and package of pearl pins. 

April 13, 2012

Color Throwdown #187

I just loved this week's Colour Throwdown colours.  I actually changed gears about half way through creating this card when I decided that coffee was going to replace my flowers.  I translated the colour  to Papertrey Spring Moss, Lemon Tart, Dark Chocolate and Lavender Moon.

All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: White, Spring Moss, Dark Chocolate, Lemon Tart
Patterned Paper: Pretty Pastels
Stamps: Heart-2-Heart #1
Ink: Chcolate Chip, Spring Moss
Dies: Limitless Layers Ovals, Heart-2-Heart #1
other: foam dots, Lavender Moon buttons