Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Birthday David!

Happy Birthday David! Thought I'd send you some pumpkin pie way over there across the country in NYC!

So my brother (David) is the TRUE artist of the family (but don't call him an artist because that isn't cool). He has a double major in art/art history, trucked himself cross the country after college to live in the hip NY art scene, creates art but doesn't sell it, visits a million galleries a week and keeps up this cool helpful website for art gallery beginners and enthusiasts.

So if you live in NY, like contemporary art or just want to check out my brother's cool site visit The Two Percent.

Materials:
Stamps: Hero Arts Traditional Pumpkin, Whats Cooking, Celebrate All Day
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, VersaMark, Memories Black Dye Ink
Paper: PTI, BoBunny
Other: Hero Arts Buttons, Machine Stitching

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge 18

Hey Everyone! Its been awhile since I've been able to participate in Dawn's color challenge. This one was a lot of fun! Love the mix of bright colors with the yummy craft and brown neutrals.

The layered label shapes were both cut from my Nestabilities Label One set. The rasberry layer is just the basic shape and then for the cream layer was cut twice. I trimmed the two pieces until I had the longer shape that I wanted then hid the seam behind the craft colored piece.

Thanks Dawn!

Materials:
Stamps: PTI Everyday Button Basics, Polka Dot Basics
Paper: PTI
Ink: PTI, Memories Black, VersaMark
Other: PTI Button, Hero Arts Black Gems, Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch, Nestabilities Label One


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sunshine in the Fall

Both of the kiddos are sleeping at the same time! Hip hip hooray! It won't last long so here is a quick share...

For the small butterfly I taped strips of patterned paper to a solid sheet and then used my Stampin' Up butterfly die cut. The clear butterfly is also a Stampin' up beauty that I stamped with white StazOn.

I put dimensional tape under both sets of wings to give her little lift. :)


Will add supply list later...

Off to create! Have a great day!




Saturday, October 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Jane!

To my crazy dancin', super cookin', fancy craftin', brother's girlfriend Jane...Happy Birthday!

Materials:
Stamps: Hero Arts Whats Cooking
Paper: Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket, PTI
Other: PrismaColor Pencils, Hero Arts Heart Gems, May Arts Ribbon

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Paper Piecing Cherries

Hi Everyone! A quick post tonight to share a card I created for this week's paper piecing challenge over at Hero Arts. I love this technique and am itching to get back to my craft room to create another one!

Oh, check out the wood grained patterned paper! So yummy! So so fun!

Hope you had a great day! See ya soon!

Materials:
[Thinking of You Cherry Card]
Materials: Hero Arts Cherries, Happy Hello
Paper: PTI, Cosmo Cricket
Other: Copics, Hero Arts Gems


Monday, October 5, 2009

Oh Mexico

Hey Everyone! When Nichole from PTI announced a challenge for World Card Making day I knew I wanted to join. The challenge was to make a card influenced by different cultures from around the world. She provided four different countries with tons of inspiration and ideas. The countries were Japan, India, Australia and Mexico. I chose to make a card influenced by Mexico!


I just love the bright colorful blankets often associated with Mexico. Their colors are so vibrant and their striped patterns are so recognizable.

Thanks for stopping by today! See ya soon!

Materials:
Stamps: PTI Everyday Button Basics, Polka Dot Basics
Paper: PTI
Ink: PTI, Memories Black
Other: Hero Arts Buttons

Ribbon Pumpkin

Hey Everyone! Happy Monday! Its challenge time over at Caardvarks. What a great way to start the week, huh? This challenge is totally fun! Just create a card using ribbon in a creative way! Are you ready? Here is my first card:

I was walking through my local craft store last week and one of their projects caught my eye. They wove ribbon together and used in on a layout. I took this idea and put a little spin on it by placing it behind a pumpkin shape I cut out using my Silhouette. I kept the rest of the card super basic to let the pumpkin shine.


Oh, the leaves poking out of the pumpkin are also ribbon. The ribbon I used was from our sponser for this challenge, May Arts. I just love their ribbon. It's always my go to ribbon.

Have fun with this challenge!

Materials:
Stamps: Hero Arts Happy Hello (sentiment)
Ink: Memories Black
Paper: PTI, Basic Grey
Other: May Arts Ribbon, PTI Button, Machine Stitching

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Owl ATC

Hey Everyone! Sharing another ATC today. This idea popped in to my head a little earlier today and I had some time this evening to put it together.

I stamped the pumpkin, used a circle punch to cut out a hole and then found the perfect owl to nest inside of it. :)

Hope you had a great weekend! I have lots to share this week so be sure to check back in. See ya soon!

Materials:
[Owl ATC]
Stamps: Traditional Pumpkin, Love That (for owl), Happy Hello (sentiment)
Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Basic Grey, PTI
Ink: Memories Black
Other: PrismaColor Pencils, Hero Arts Pearls & Black Gems