Sunday, December 15, 2013

Colour Q #219 and PS - Anything Goes

A frosty hello. BRRRR. It's cold here today -- supposed to warm up to the 60s by late this week and I, for one, can not wait. Although I will trade any of it for sunshine. Yeesh. Just one glance out the window makes me want to sleep! Hee hee.

I was so busy and rushed last week, running errands what felt like all day every day! (It drives me crazy sometimes. I know it's Christmas making it worse than normal.)

Yesterday I made this card for my uncle. I based it off of one I'd made before and loved, but I wanted to go with more masculine colors. It's hard to imagine my big, gruff (Favorite) uncle opening a card with pink lace ribbon on it. Ha. Although, I might have got a kick out of that. :) (We love to aggravate in this family.)

I went with the Colour Q colors for inspiration.

I am also linking up to this week's Paper Smooches Anything Goes SPARKS challenge since I used my Cyber Café stamp set. (Uncle is a coffee lover, too.)

Here is my quick little card:
I layered a piece of Olive DP from my CTMH Victory kit (love this set and I'm still hoarding pieces of it!) I stamped the coffee mugs on DP from a Glitz Designs Sunshine In My Soul 6x6 pad, trimmed them out and layered on with foam tape. I did stamp the plates and steam prior to taping down the mugs. The sentiment from Sentiment Sampler was stamped on each mug (masking) prior to taping, as well. I rounded a corner and tied on the brown twine before I taped the cardstock panel onto the card base. -- just a fun little card!
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Friday, December 6, 2013

Freshly Made #115


I always like the sketches over at Freshly Made, but am the worst about not getting to it in time to play along. Sometimes I even play along, but still miss the "sharing" linky deadline. I made one first thing and I'm getting it posted PRONTO! :)

I love the clean look -- I put mine together with a couple of patterned papers from my 6x6 Basic Grey Persimmon pad and my CTMH Be Still stamp. I also broke the seal on my new Lacey Circles dies from Spellbinders.
I think the finishing touch was the Bronze Shimmer Tape (CTMH). I love how the browns work together on this one with the beautiful blue patterned piece. I plan for this card to go in a gift set I'm making Big Daddy's Grannie for Christmas. (I need to get busy. I'm over planning my time again -- the magic of Christmas!)
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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Runway Inspired Challenge #49


I'm back to share another card I've made with some new products I got for a "steal". (The only way I can shop!) I thought this embossing folder from Lifestyle Crafts was so fun:
The bottom folder inspired me to layer and paper piece. And, lucky for me, the challenge over at Runway Inspired Challenge this week spoke to me in the same way. It seemed the perfect fit to me. 8-)

Here is what I came up with:
I first embossed my smaller white cardstock panel. I then chose my colored cardstock and embossed each color using the same folder, then trimming different pieces and adhering them over the same shape using a glue pen. I double-matted the accent panel making the bottom mat larger, offsetting, and rounding a corner. The sentiment panel was die cut using my Art Philosophy cartridge and stamped with my CTMH Holiday Cheer stamp set. I trimmed a black cardstock strip, adhered some Silver Shimmer Tape, then snipped the edges banner-style. Wrapped a little black twine (inspired by the models sash at her waist) and called it a day after I added some sequined bling. This one was fun, even though it took me a while to get it to look the way I wanted! I'm working on my "crafty patience". It's a process. 
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Colour Q #218 and Retro Sketches #92

Good evening!

I'm popping in to share one of the cards I made today after getting home from a little Christmas shopping. I only had a couple of hours to spare before The Piglets turned the day to chaos so, of course, I spent that time getting crafty and watching a DVR'd Lifetime Cheesy Christmas Movie. But that probably goes without saying.

I combined this week's LERVELY Colour Q colors with the Retro Sketch.

I used various papers to pull the colors I wanted and my PTI Mistletoe and Holly stamp set. Earlier this week I decided it wasn't getting enough attention. Also, today while out -- ahem -- Christmas shopping, I snagged the Spellbinders Lacey Circles nesting dies on sale at JoAnn's. I'm not after many (if any) of the nesting dies because of my Cricut and Art Philosophy and Artiste cartridges, but the Lacey Circles have been calling to me lately. So I've been surreptitiously keeping my eyes peeled for them. So, if you view many of my posts, you may get sick of seeing this shape! Just a fair warning.

I stamped the mistletoe in PTI's Simply Chartreuse and the berries in CTMH's Tulip, the sentiment using Black VersaFine pigment ink by Tsukineko.
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Paper Smooches SPARKS -- Anything Goes Week

It's "Anything Goes" week over at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge blog and it couldn't have worked out any better for me. Hee hee hee. I had just received a new embossing folder in the mail (compliments of and had a cool idea to use it along with my newest Paper Smooches stamp set Party Posse.

So here is what I came up with, hee hee hee....
I let my "little" dinosaur shout his Huge Birthday Wishes using the oversized caption bubble. I'm getting way too nerdy with this stuff. I've got to back 'er down a notch -- I'm embarrassing myself!  The dinosaur is paper pieced using some papers from My Mind's Eye On The Bright Side 6x6 pad and Crate Paper's StoryTeller 6x6 paper pad. That was a lot of cutting (for me), probably not for your average crafter. I'm just a little lazy like that -- but trying to branch out! I promise! It's too cute anyway. I couldn't get happy with any papers, so opted to stay with the solid mats and a simpler design.
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Monday Mood Board #24

I was able to grab some crafty time this past weekend after returning from our travels. And, oh my stars and three little chickens, I may be super crafty all winter as I think I'm about ready to hibernate! (I should get through a lot of reading, as well.) We are having weird weather here in TN and it is GLOOMY as all get-out. Yikes. I am dragging my can and everything else I own. I'm totally blaming it on the clouds. I just don't fare well with all the seasonal gloom and doom -- I need the sun!

Here is the inspiration photo from WPlus9's Monday Mood Board. I loved it so much I just had to join in.

I let the flowers inspire me to pick up the floral paper from my Basic Grey 6x6 pad of 25th and Pine. I have loved that pattern and been hoarding it for something special. I love how it all turned out to be kind of "Victorian" with my little carolers and that floral print. I also added some Desert Sand ink using a sponge for distressing.
Isn't that paper yummy?  8-)   [That's my nerd smiley face.] I cut a circle tag similar to the photo, because I liked that change. I usually opt for the traditional shaped tags. I stamped the carolers in Hollyhock ink to go along with the pink flowers in the paper. The sentiment is stamped using Outdoor Denim ink matching the paper as well. It was a little plain, so I added strips of my new CTMH Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape. I just stick it on all my projects willy-nilly these days. Ha! It's out on my desk and right there -- it's hard to ignore -- I can't help it!
Even with the ink distressing on the tag, it was lacking a little something. So I took a new embossing folder that was laying on my desk (See the pattern in my craftiness? See it - stick it on a project.) and sponged ink onto the raised side of the folder, then pressed my paper against it to very lightly stamp the background pattern onto my tag. I REALLY liked the effect - it wasn't as prominent as it would have been had that thick PTI cardstock been embossed.
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Monday, December 2, 2013

Colour Q #217

Hello -- I hope you are having a wonderful Holiday season thus far! I managed to have a little shopping time with my sister today - the most fun and a real rarity seeing as we live three hours apart and have 5 children ages 9 and under between the two of us. I won't bore you with the details of how it worked out but suffice it to say, it was a good day! :)

Last night, even knowing I needed to go to sleep, I snuck off to my crafty space to make a card using the Colour Q colors. Hee hee. I wanted to monkey around with my PTI Round Repeats stamp set.

I played around with a few variations before I ended with this one. I'm not in love with it, but it was the best version and I like how it has a somewhat "folksy" feel to it. Different for me, so that was the fun part.

I used PTI's Simply Chartreuse along with CTMH Cocoa, Sunset, and Crystal Blue. The sentiment is stamped from CTMH's Card Chatter - Birthday. I matted the panel in a matching orange cardstock (scraps of another company) and used a Bazzill green for the card base. It all came together well and I was pleased with how my colors worked out. (Love to use up scraps!)
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