Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I Challenge You Wednesday - Sunflower Stamps

My friend picked the challenge for this week and it was to use these stamps:
They coordinate with the Blossom II Nestabilities and are from Heartfelt Creations.
Here are my cards that use them.
If you're wondering WHERE the flowers are -- I'll show you --- they're inside this card..
Supplies used on this card are:
  • Heartfelt Creations Sunflower Stamps
  • Coloring Page from here (I colored the turkey's body and cut off the feathers.  Added my own homemade feathers using scraps from my scrap bin)
  • Crayola Markers (colored image with)
  • Black Felt tip marker (faux stitching around turkey feathers)
  • Singer Pixie sewing machine -- zig zag stitch around the card
  • Sentiment (no details on stamp)
  • Brown ink
A friend as me to make her two sympathy cards so I included the challenge on them so as to have two more cards to post!

Card #2

This one also has some of those sunflower on the inside
 Supplies used on this card include:
  • Calendar page (the flower image comes from there)
  • Scallop/Circle Nestabilites
  • Singer Pixie Sewing Machine (lots of stitching - around image and on front of card)
  • Yellow Ribbon
  • White Embossing Powder (on all the flowers)
  • Sentiment (Studio G)
  • MS Leave punch
  • Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch
Card #3
The inside of this card:
Supplies on this card include:
  • Image (recycled from a greeting card sent to me)
  • Scallop/Circle Nestabilites
  • Singer Pixie sewing machine (once again LOTS of stitching on the front of this card)
  • Heartfelt Creations stamps
  • Chalks (I chalked that blue flower)
  • Blue embossing powder (all the flowers)
  • Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch
  • Sentiment (Studio G)
  • DP - Classics (K & Company)
Now go here to see what my friend created this week.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I Challenge You Wednesday - Fall

My turn to pick the challenge and I made it simple -- do something in the fall/autumn theme.  I've been very busy myself with hardly any extra time for crafting, but I did manage to squeeze in a few minutes one night this week.  I had several ideas for fall themed cards, but just didn't get time to make them.  Been wanting to change my menu board to a fall theme so without further ado here it is

Here's a closer shot of the acorn decoration
A closer view of the pumpkins

A closer view of the title

In case you've not seen the first version of this board and how I attached all the decorations with Velcro so as to make  them removable and my board changeable -- go here to view
Supplies used:
  • Pumpkin/Vines die (Sizzix)
  • Leaves die (Provo Craft)
  • DP- Classics (K & Company)
  • Square punch 
  • Copper embossing powder (Zing)
  • Martha Stewart monogram stamp set (spelling out F-A-L-L)
  • Swirls/Swiss Dots embossing folders (Provo Craft)
Now for here and see what my friend created in a fall theme

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I Challenge You Wednesday - Sewing Image

My Friend picked the challenge for this week -- to use the above sewing machine stamp (PSX) on our creation.  I haven't had a lot of extra time to stamp lately, so one creation is all I finished.....BUT it did take me several days to complete it (working on it bit by bit when a free moment occurred.)

Here's how the card went together:
  1. I picked six different BLUE paper scraps from my scrap bin
  2. I punched out six squares from each paper selection with my 3/4 in. square punch
  3. Glued all the pieces to a white piece of cardstock
  4. Used my Singer Pixie to stitch zig zag stitches (with blue thread) all over my little quilt
  5. Stamped my Sewing Machine Stamp (PSX) onto a piece of Clear Embossable Window Plastic (Gary M. Burlin & Co.) with  Versa Mark
  6. Embossed with Black Embossing Powder
  7. Attached clear layer to my quilt using four turquoise eyelets
  8. Layered the quilt on white/turquoise cardstock
  9. Punched two sections of border (one white/one turquoise) using Threading Water border punch (Fiskars)
  10. Attached the border to the bottom of the card
  11. Hand cut small tag
  12. Stamped and Embossed (white embossing powder) sending my love sentiment (Studio G)
  13. Traced around tag with white paint marker
  14. Adhered two branches to each side of the tag -- punched with my Martha Stewart branch punch
  15. Adhered two (homemade - tutorial link on side) rolled turquoise roses to each side of the tag (two white leaves underneath - leaf punch)
Now go here to see what my friend did with this stamp.

    Thursday, September 9, 2010

    A Quilt for a Friend

    I had a LOT of fun making this quit card.  I punched out a bunch of 3/4 inch squares with paper from my scrap bin.  After I assembled them all and glued them down -- I ran the whole thing through my Singer Pixie ---zig zagging each row to give it the look and feel of a real quilt.  My husband heard me sewing and sewing and sewing and later wondered what I'd been making as it went on and on and on.
    Supplies used on this card were:
    • Misc. paper from my scrap bin
    • 3/4 inch square punch
    • Singer Pixie (straight stitch around quilt - zig zags over quilt and around edge of card)
    • MS Embroidered Floral Corner punch (I made those red corner pieces with it)
    • MS ribbon style tags (from my friend Lisa!!)
    • Fine tip felt pen (sentiment)
    • Digital Image from Paper Popsicles
    • Circle - Scallop Circle Nestabilities

    Wednesday, September 8, 2010

    I Challenge You Wednesday -- No layers!

    My friend and I took the summer off from our Wednesday challenges, but with fall and a more scheduled life we're starting it up again.
    This weeks challenge was to make a card with no layers on it.  I actually picked this challenge (hard to believe since I'm more of a "pile it on" person) -- and it proved to be just that --- a challenge!
    I didn't have a lot of time with company all week-end and not feeling very well since Sunday night, but here's the three projects I completed....
    Supplies used:
    • Apple basket from here
    • Crayola markers
    • Harvest Expressions (Inkadinkadoo)
    • Copper Embossing powder
    • Houndstooth Embossing folder (Provo Craft)
    • Brown Ink pad (inked over the entire card)
    • Easy Stitches Template (Paper Pizazz)
      Supplies for this card:
    • Creative Memories Kit of the Month stamps - World Travels
    • Diamons in the Rough embossing folder (Provo crafts)
    • Brown Chalk (rubbed over vera marked bike/globe images)
    • Teal Ink (stamped "postmark" and compass with)
    • Brown marker (stitching and highlight around text)
    • Easy Stitches template (Paper Pizazz)
    • Brown ink pad (rubbed over embossed image)

    Supplies used:
    • Utopiary Stamp set (Inkadinkadoo)
    • Coastal Stamp set (Inkadinkadoo)
    • Sentiment (Studio G)
    • Black Embossing Powder
    • Chalks (layered two shades of green and brown for earth and two shades of blue and black for sky)
    • Swirls Embossing Folder (Provo Craft)
    • Blue ink pad (inked over sky embossing)
    • Green ink pad (inked over earth embossing)
    • small circle (to mask the moon)
       Now go here to see what my friend created (with no layers) for this week's challenge.

        Tuesday, September 7, 2010

        Give Thanks

        Another fall card --- straight from the pages of CardMaker Magazine (pg. 32).  The great thing about this card is you can use up some of the paper scraps lying around on a patchwork pumpkin!
        Supplies used:
        • Misc paper scraps from my scrap bin
        • Hounds-tooth Embossing folder (Provo Craft)
        • Brown ink pad (lightly brushed over embossing and used to ink the edge of the cream cardstock)
        • Green ink pad (inked the edge of the yellow cardstock)
        • Four tan eyelets
        • Leaf die (Provo Craft)
        • Paper piercing tool (pieced around the pumpkin and the leaf)
        • Raffia
        • Burgundy button
        • Cream/Yellow/Green Cardstock
        • Alphabet Set -- Sentiment (Studio G)

        Thursday, September 2, 2010

        September Bulletin Board

        Here's an 8 x 8 bulletin board decoration for the month of September -- made in a school theme.
        Here's the list of supplies I used on this project...

        For the schoolhouse:
        • 201 Paper Piecing Patterns Book (Hot off the Press)
        • DP - Classics (K & Company)
        • Brown ink pad (inked all edges with it)
        • Brown marker (windows, faux stitching around school sign)
        • Red/Cream/Brown Cardstock
        • Paper Crimper (Fiskars) for the roof

        For the Tree: 
        • DP - Classics (K & Company)
        • Brown Cardstock
        • Paper Crimper (Fiskars) - tree trunks
        • Brown ink (inked over trunks)
        • D'vine Swirls Embossing Folder (Provo Craft) - tree top
        • Green ink (inked over embossing)

         For the sun:
        • Cut two circles with Circle Nestabilities (the middle one is two sizes smaller than the larger one)
        • Orange ink - inked edges
        • Scissors  - cut notches around outer circle
        • Dimensional - popped the center up just a bit
         For those cotton white clouds in the blue sky:
        • Cloud templates from Birds Cards 
        • Blue chalks (used the clouds as a mask and chalked blue chalk all over the sky)
        • Snow Writer (traced around the outline the clouds)
        • White flock (filled in the inside of the clouds with)
         Scripture in the green grass
        • Computer generated scripture
        • DP for grass - ATD Harvest (Momenta)
        • Chalks (brushed green/brown lightly over grass)
        • Green Ink (inked the edges of those rolling hills with)
        I also used:
        • 1 piece of notebook paper (the whole scene is made on this)
        • Red Cardstock (mounted the notebook paper on)
        If this looks like it took a little bit of time it's because it did!  It was fun though --- I enjoy paper piecing and enjoy the results even more -- it's always worth it in the end.
          Happy September Everyone!

          Wednesday, September 1, 2010

          Recycled Creation

          This card has two recycled things on it. First -- the paper that basket of apples is printed on is out of "paint boxes" from the hardware store.  Second --- the tag is made out of a piece from a cardboard box.  I saw the "Try a New Technique" challenge over at Splitcoast (gallery here) this week was to use corrugated cardboard on your project and something clicked.....I remembered a little stash of cardboard I'd saved back for projects like this.  So....I dug it out and set to creating......the above card was my finished product.
          Supplies used:
          • Corrugated Cardboard
          • Red Ink pad (inked cardboard with)
          • Red Flower Eyelet (top of cardboard tag)
          • Leaf Die cuts (Provo Craft) - on tag
          • Harvest Expressions Sentiment (Inkadinkadoo)
          • Copper Embossing Powder (Zing) - sentiment
          • Misc. Scrap of Red Paper (under sentiment)
          • Burlap w/frayed edges (under sentiment)
          • DP - Classics (K & Company)
          • Vintage Lace (across bottom of card)
          • Ruffled Red Ribbon (over vintage lace)
          • Basket of Apples coloring page from here
          • Crayola Markers
          • Singer Pixie Sewing Machine (stitched around tag -- zig zag around card)
          • Cream Cardstock
          Entering this over at  Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge --- To make a friendship card.