Saturday, May 29, 2010

You're Sew Special

Hi Everyone! Happy Memorial Day weekend! I created this card for Lucy's Digi Challenge. I've been wanting to try this Hero Arts DigiKit so her challenge was a good opportunity.

I paper pieced the sewing machine with a mix of patterned and solid card stock. I used colored pencils to add a touch of shading. The card stock fabric was hand cut with a slight taper toward the machine and a wave at the bottom. I threaded the machine with red embroidery floss and then continued it with three stitches on the card stock fabric. To create the stitches I pierced the card stock with my actual sewing machine then hand stitched the floss. I finished up the card with a few black gems, black machine stitching and a big glossy red button.

Thank you Lucy for the fun challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Materials:
Stamps: Hero Arts Digi Sew Crafty
Ink: Papertrey Ink Tea Die Duo
Paper: Papertrey Ink, We R Memory Keepers, Jillibean Soup, Cosmo Cricket
Other: Embroidery Floss, Machine Stitching, Hero Arts Black Gems, PTI Button, Label 1 Nestabilities

Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Butterfly Thank You

Hi Everyone! Every once in awhile I really enjoying digging in to some of my older stamps.

This Thank You Design Block was one of my first background stamps and boy do I love it! I had to look back in my blog quite a ways to find some oldies using this stamp. Check 'em out HERE.

This card also started me off on my addiction to felt! It's one of those trends I've been wanting to try. This is some cheap felt from JoAnns but I was rather impressed with how it cut! You are sure to see a lot more felt on my cards in the future!

I created the button by layering a punched circle and an epoxy dome sticker. I then punched two little holes with my Crop-A-Dile.

Hope you are having a great day!

Supplies will be added later. :)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

You're So Tweet

Hi Everyone! Here is a card I created using the Taylored Expressions Sketch #114. I flipped the sketch to work with my stamps. I used lots of spotlighting just to try a little something different with the image.

The sentiment usually reads "You're so sweet" but with a little patience I changed it to "You're so tweet". I inked up the stamp, used a baby wipe to erase the "s", stamped it, then just inked the "t" and filled in the blank. Ta da!


Materials:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Everyday Button Bits, Wonderfully Whimsical
Paper: Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Bitty Box Lemon Tart, New Leaf; BoBunny
Other: Hero Arts Buttons, Memento Ink, Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Copics

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Beetle Bug Birthday Card

Hi Everyone! I have another birthday card to share today. My 2 1/2 year old son calls these cars "beetle bugs" and when he saw this card he said "is this for me's?". He is a funny little guy.

I created this scene by layering several different green Papertrey Ink cardstock colors. The car was inked using a combination of ColorBox Chalk Inks and is up on dimensional tape. I also really like all the button strings I've seen lately so I had to try that myself!


Hope you are having a great day!
Materials:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Enjoy the Ride, Everyday Button Bits; Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain
Paper: Papertrey Ink Kraft, Ripe Avacodo, Aqua Mist, Smokey Shadow, Hawaiian Shores, Bitty Dot Basics Spring Moss, New Leaf
Other: String, PTI Buttons, ColorBox Chalk Ink, Distress Ink, Memento Ink, Stampin Up Top Note Die

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Courtney!

Hi Everyone! I created this card today for my friend's birthday. Happy Birthday Courtney!

This card inspired by a card layout Lucy did on the Hero Arts blog. Thanks for the inspiration Lucy!

This card uses several stamp sets from Papertrey Ink including Cupcake Collection, Polka Dot Basics II and Enjoy the Ride.

The scallops were cut with the Papertrey Ink medium scallop die and the scallop hill and circle were cut with Nestabilities. All paper is from Papertrey Ink.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!



Friday, May 7, 2010

Featured on BEEDOCS

Hi Everyone! Just wanted to pop in and share some exciting news! My brother is the founder and CEO of an award winning software company that created an amazingly easy and fun piece of software for making timelines. His company, BEEDOCS, recently created a how-to video and the timeline used as an example is pulled right from my blog! How cool is that? To watch the video visit his blog HERE.

This picture shows the print of the timeline he created. Recognize those cards? I sure do! For today's card I had more fun coloring my Hero Art's Large Flower image with white colored pencils. I also had some fun with my medium Papertrey Ink scallop die cut. I cut the die out twice then used the solid scallop and the polka dot negative scallop but pulled them apart just slightly. I LOOOOOVE it! :)

The sentiment is from Scattered Showers and the papers, twine and button are from Papertrey Ink.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Showers of Blessings

Hey Everyone! Just a quick post tonight. This is a card that I created for some good friends that just had a sweet little baby girl.


I stamped the card using Papertrey Ink's Scattered Showers and Polka Dot Basics II. The umberella's were stamped on AMuse patterned paper that I LOVE.

All solid cardstock and buttons are PTI.

Hope you had a great day!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Go-to Gal Designer Challenge #1

Happy Monday Everyone! I'm in a sketch sorta groove right now. I adore Betsy Velman's style so when I saw the first ever Go-to Gal Sketch challenge on her blog I was immediately up for the challenge.

This unique sketch kept me up at night...seriously...thinking, thinking, thinking..."what will I do"....and then it came to me... :)


I used Papertrey Ink's Enjoy the Ride and Bird Watching Additions along with the best Hero Art's background stamps Clouds and Designer Woodgrain. I love mixing and matching PTI with Hero Arts. :)



I'll definatley be back to use this sketch again. Thanks Betsy!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sketch #111

Hi Everyone! When I saw Taylor's sketch this week I just had to play! Sketches are SO inspirational to me. :) Here is her fun sketch...

A fun sketch calls for fun stamps, right? For my card I used Papertrey Ink's A Little Argyle and Wonderfully Whimsical.

The focal point was cut out using my circle and scalloped circle Nestabilites. The house was colored with my Copics and the sign and hill were paper pieced. The background has the subtle tone on tone diamond pattern and the yellow scalloped edge (PTI's medium scallop die cut) adds to the whimsy. I finished the card off with a few buttons and some machine stitching.

All paper is Papertrey Ink and the buttons are Hero Arts.

Hope you have a great day!