Monday, May 31, 2010

Gardeners Know the Best Dirt - MFT Teaser, Day Three

It's Pure Innocence teaser day so it must be Monday! Happy Monday and Happy Memorial Day to my US readers! MFT has three new Pure Innocence sets for you this month. I know, I know! They just keep coming, don't they ;-) I'm showing you Pure Innocence Mud Buddies and if you'll hit Kim's blog at 11:00am EDT today, she'll have a list of the other designers posting teasers today and I'm sure you'll see more of this set plus Pure Innocence Lollypop Girl and Pure Innocence A Cart Full of Friends.

Anyone who knows me knows I love to garden so I just had to do this one for my teaser today. Just look at her in her overalls and her Wellies!!! OMGosh--how stinkin' cute is she?! I thought a card holding a package of seeds would be a cute thing to do, but I wanted something a little different with this image. So, I made up a pot shaped card. I drew it free-hand so I don't have a template and I didn't take pictures since I was making it up as I went along. But I'll tell you its a "U" shaped card, not a "V" shaped one. I made two score marks at the top, 1/8" apart, so there would be room inside for the seed package. Hope all that made some sense, LOL. If not, shoot me an email and I'll try to explain it better. I stamped the image on a Perfect Paper Panel with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored it with Copic markers. Then I cut her out and popped her up on a little scene with some digi paper from the Sheltering Tree pack and some torn Fossil card stock (did I mention that I love this cardstock!?). Cut that out with a Nestabilities die and the rest was embellishing. I used little flat backed pearls for the seeds. Buttons are from MFT's Summer collection (blue button) and Chocolate Kiss collection (brown buttons). Before I started adding stuff to the base card, I did some shading for the pot rim with Copic markers and sponged on some green distress ink to simulate moss. It shows up better in real life, but I think it could stand to be darker.

Here's the inside--a simple pocket for the seed from patterned paper and a fun sentiment, also from the set.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to stop by Kim's blog this morning for the list, and the Guest Designer Challenge deets are over at the Member Company Forum on SCS. The release party is also at SCS, Wednesday evening from 8:00-10:00pm EDT with the Shop and Hop starting at 10:00 at Kim's blog. The Guest Designer Contest winner will be announced at the party, so get your entry in for a chance to win all of the July release stamps and to join the DT for the July release!

Today is also my two-year blogaversary! I can't believe how the time has flown!! I'll be offering up some blog candy soon as a celebration, so keep an eye out for it!

I'll be back tomorrow with another teaser :)

~Supplies~
Stamps: Pure Innocence Mud Buddies (MFT)
Paper: Really Rust, Wild Wasabi (SU!); Fossil card stock, Perfect Paper Panels (MFT); Max and Whiskers 6 x 6 pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Classic Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinder); twill; Copic markers; Scor-Pal; buttons (MFT); twine (PTI); Prima flowers; leaf punch (Martha Stewart); large oval punch (SU!); flat backed pearls (craft store)


Sunday, May 30, 2010

Emma Blowing Kisses - MFT Teaser, Day Two

Happy Sunday!! I've got another MFT sneak for you today--Emma Blowing Kisses. There are two more sets sneaking today as well: Fred Bear & the Butterfly and Wyatt Says WOW. You can see samples of all of the new sets today if you check in at Kim's blog at 11:00am EDT--she'll have a list of the DT members with some goodness to show you. This little girl is modeled by Kim's little girl, Emma! I had the pleasure of meeting Little Miss Emma in person at CHA last summer and she is just as adorable as her namesake stamp image!


I'm also showing you my Fresh Cut Grass Die-namics die in action. Folks, this thing cuts that MFT felt (I'm using the Outdoor Essentials collection) like butter! Not a stray fiber anywhere--so clean! I'm also using the Scalloped Scallop border die--I swear, I can't get enough of these dies! I stamped Emma on a Perfect Paper Panel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copic markers and paper pieced her dress. Other MFT products that I used are Sour Apple card stock (can't get enough of this either, apparently, LOL--it's fast becoming one of my favorite greens!) and the Spring button collection.

Here's the inside of my card with another sentiment (and more kisses) from the set.

Thanks for stopping by! And don't forget to check out Kim's blog at 11:am and check out the Guest Designer Challenge--you have until Tuesday evening to get your entry done--so what are you waiting for!? See you back tomorrow for another sneak!

~Supplies~
Stamps:
Emma Blowing Kisses (MFT)

Paper:
Sour Apple card stock, Perfect Paper Panels (MFT); Perfect Plum (SU!); The All About Girls Stack (DCWV)

Ink:
Memento Tuxedo Black and Rhubarb Stalk

Accessories:
Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Scalloped Scallop and Fresh Cut Grass Die-namics dies, button, felt (MFT); twill; Copic markers


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Thanks a Bunch - MFT June Teaser, Day One and C4C #39

I've got lots to tell you today in this post!

First of all, it's the first day of MFT stamp sneak peeks. You saw the dies yesterday, but today you'll be seeing three new sets as you visit the DT. I'm showing you Thanks a Bunch, which was a previous Triple Scoop set and now will be available on it's own. So, be sure to check out Kim's blog at 11:am EDT 'cause she'll have a list of the DT members that are going to WOW you today!

Second, the uber-talented Michele Boyer and I are hosting the MFT Guest Designer Challenge this month. The theme is Some Like It Hot. All the deets will be up at the MFT Member Company forum at SCS at about 7am this morning, so be sure to check it out. The winner will receive all of the new stamp sets for the July release plus join the MFT Design Team for that month's release! Fun!!

And third, it's Crazy 4 Challenges day! Frances is our host today and she's challenging us to make a tent card. Well, I had never made one of these but they're super easy! And Frances is right--they're fun! She has a link to some directions on the C4C blog so check it out and play along with us!

OK, now for my Some Like It Hot/Crazy 4 Challenges project! I found this adorable tea towel in my travels and it became the inspiration for a cute little gift set. Loved the bright colors--just so cheerful and happy, don't you think? Here's the complete set.



In addition to the sentiment on the card, which is from Thanks a Bunch, I'm using In the Background for the tea kettle...



Coffee? Tea? for the paper pierced mug, and Hot Stuff for the tea bag cover sentiment.


Inside of the tea bag holder.


Other MFT products that I'm using are: Sour Apple card stock and Spring and Summer button collections.

NOW, be sure to check out the samples by the rest of my crazy girls...er, I mean the Crazy 4 Challenges team ;-)
THEN, you know what to do--we'd love to have you come along and play with us. Just do your thing with the challenge and link it to Mr. Linky on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Please link directly to your project. And, if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key word C4C39.

Thanks so much for dropping in today! Can't wait to see your tent cards!

And don't forget to check out Kim's blog at 11:am and the Guest Designer Challenge at 7:00am! See you back tomorrow for another sneak!

~Supplies~
Stamps: Thanks a Bunch, In the Background, Hot Stuff, Coffee? Tea? (MFT)
Paper: Sour Apple (MFT); Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White (SU!); Lime Rickey 6 x 6 pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Classic Oval and Scalloped Nestabilities (Spellbinders); twill, Velcro (craft store); sewing machine; buttons (MFT); Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape


Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Memorial Day - MFT Die-namics and Stamp Simply #141


May 28 - ssnotime141 - Flying High and Proud Color Challenge - This marks the beginning of Memorial Day Weekend in the USA, a time we remember and honor those who have so bravely and proudly served our country. Realizing we have blog readers that span the world, today our challenge is to make a card or any project using the colors in your country's flag. The project can be patriotic in nature, but it's not necessary. PLEASE when you upload your creation, tell us your country and your flag's colors. It'll be fun to see how many different countries we see!!!

I was looking at my MFT scalloped dies and thought they might work to make red, white, and blue bunting for my card. And I was right--I love how it turned out! The card construction is simple so I won't bore you with details, but I just cut my scalloped layers (the bottom layer is the Scalloped Scallop die and the others are the Jumbo Scallop (which seems to be out of stock at the moment) and punched out some little stars. The sentiment was computer generated and I embossed the top part with a my Stars folder.


NOW! MFT is introducing some fabulous new dies in June and you can see some samples using them if you'll head over to Kim's blog at 11:00am EDT this morning--she'll have a list of the DT members showing the new dies. But here's a little sneak at them now:

Die-namics Fresh Cut Grass (I'll have a card using this die to show you on Sunday)

Die-namics Sunshine

Die-namics Jumbo Ric Rak

Die-Namics Ribbon RE:Creations Grosgrain Texture Board (think embossing :))
So, what do you think? Totally awesome, right?! Wait until you see them in action!!!

So, now it's your turn. Come along and play and take us up on the challenge--we'd love to see what you come up with. If you do, be sure to leave the link to your project on Sharon's blog using Mr. Linky. Please use the keyword ssnotime141 if you upload to a public forum. And don't forget to check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also the great designs from the Stamp Simply team and leave 'em some love!

Teresa Kline - May Guest Designer

Barb Schram--sitting this week out

Janine Orchard

A J Otto

Deb Saarenen

Jenny Gropp

Deb Neerman

Thanks for dropping in! I always love it when you do!

~Supplies~
Stamps: none
Paper: PTI white; Real Red, Brilliant Blue (SU!)
Ink: printer ink
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Stars embossing folder (Provocraft); Scalloped Scallop and Jumbo Scallop dies (MFT); ribbon (craft store); star punch (Marvy); Dew Drops


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

CAS-tastic Challenge - A Touch Of Green

Today is also CAS-tastic Challenge day! Today's challenge is A Touch Of Green.

So, OK, I might have more than a "touch" of green on this card. But it *is* CAS ;-) I think there's not much that needs 'splainin' about it. I embossed the white paper with PTI's Tin Types Impression Plate first of all. The flower was cut with PTI's Beautiful Blooms II dies and then I added some Glitzy Glitter to spark it up a bit. The sentiment is from PTI's Mother set, stamped with True Black ink. And I tried out Laurie's tutorial for these easy leaves--aren't they CUTE?!

I hope you'll play along with the CAS-tastic Challenge this week, and don't forget to check out my team mates' "touch of green" creations :)

Agata
Angie (Creator)
Bonnie Rose
Deb
Karen
Maylee
Regina

Thanks for stopping by!

~Supplies~
Stamps: Mother (PTI)
Paper: Stamper's Select White, New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz, In Bloom patterned paper (PTI)
Ink: True Black (PTI)
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Beautiful Blooms II dies (PTI); Vintage Button (PTI); Pearl cotton (craft store); Scor-Pal; 1 1/4" circle punch (SU!); Dew Drops


Happy Birthday - CTD #94

Happy Wednesday! It's time for The Color Throwdown Challenge again and Kristin has chosen some awesome colors for us today:

And today we have a sponsor: Chicken Girl Designs at i{heart} papers. See the Throwdown blog for all the details.


For my card I'm using a digi image called Kitty Cake. I printed it on a piece of One Sheet Wonder card stock, colored with Copic markers and shaded with Prismacolor pencils. I'm using a Mojo Monday sketch from a couple of weeks ago for my layout and some new Max and Whiskers paper from Basic Grey. I've also got a die cut piece of cork and some black twill, along with some Pearl Cotton and a button for embellishments. The sentiment was computer generated, cut out, and matted.

Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD94 so we can see your beauty all in one place. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week!

Broni Holcombe--Splashes of Watercolor
Danielle Kennedy--Wild Dragonfly Designs
LeAnne Pugliese--Wee Inklings
Tammy Hershberger--Stamp Happy
Kristin Beuter--Mindless Creativity
Laura Pryor - Lil' Inker Designs - May Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

~Supplies~
Stamps: Kitty Cake digi stamp (Chicken Girl Designs)
Paper: One Sheet Wonder (MFT); Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango (SU!); Max and Whiskers 6 x 6 pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: printer ink
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Labels Eight Nestabilities (Spellbinders); cork (MFT); Pearl cotton (craft store); Vintage Button (PTI); black twill; Copic markers; Prismacolor pencils, OMS, blending stumps


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge


It's time for another Papertrey Ink customer blog hop! This month's challenge is to use felt. I decided to veer away from a card this time and make something wearable and turned some el cheapo flip flops into designer flip flops. I LOVE them! They are so easy to make and so stinkin' CUTE! Imagine the color combo possibilities!!
I wore these to work last week and got squeals from the girls :) I used the daisy flower dies and cut out 2 of each size--one each of True Black and Hawaiian Shores felt, then I stacked them and sewed a button on top and a button on the bottom, using Pearle cotton and tying it into a tiny bow on top. The bottom button is to make them detachable and interchangeable. I also have turquoise flip flops that these can go with and I want to use other color combos on these black ones. To make them detachable, I used some of those tiny black hair rubber bands and wound them around the straps and hooked them onto the button. I wore them all day and they stayed put!


For these, I used the scallop flower dies and for each flip flop I cut four Vintage Cream and four Raspberry Fizz pieces. I got the flower idea from some fabric flowers I saw and had these finished before I saw Dawn McVey's coffee cozies last week. If I'd seen them first, I'd have only done one layer of felt "petals" and used a big ol' button for the center. That would have been much simpler and that's the plan for next time ;-) Same deal with sewing on the buttons and attaching with the tiny rubber bands for these. These flip flops were $3 at Wal*Mart (and I found more at another store priced at $2!) and they are super comfy. Needless to say, I have lots of colors sitting in my Girl Cave, ready to be turned into designer flip flops. Can't wait to get more colors of felt to play with now!

So, thanks for stopping by! I hope I've given you some inspiration to make yourself some snazzy new footwear, or to breathe new life into some old!

~Supplies~
True Black, Hawaiian Shores, Vintage Cream, Raspberry Fizz felt, vintage buttons (PTI)
Pearl Cotton


Many thanks - FTTC #68


It's time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC68)! It's the end of the month so we have us a challenge host! This month's challenge host is Velta Wesson. Velta is challenging us to "make our own flowers"! I know you have seen all of these wonderful dimensional homemade flowers being used everywhere. Now is your chance to make your very own and sport them on your cards, too! They look quite amazing, but they really are not that hard to do! You can use any thing from paper to lace to create your flowers. However, if you would like to see a few tutorials from SCS on paper roses, rolled flowers, or tissue flowers, just check out the links. Also, Dawn Burnworth, has also done a tutorial on ribbon flowers here. Whichever form of flower you choose to create, we would love to have you play along with us! Remember to link your card with the Link system at the Flourishes blog for you chance to win a $10 store gift certificate. Also, check out the blog for more ways to win!

You know I'm all about hand made paper flowers so I'm lovin' this challenge! Here's my card--first of all,I stamped the large image from Birds and Vines on a piece of patterned paper from 7 Gypsies' Gypsy Market paper. I inked up the leaves with Memento Bamboo Leaves and the flower heads with Memento Rhubarb Stalk. Then I stamped the sentiment from Thank You in Memento Rich Cocoa. I wanted deep rich colors to match the tone of the paper. Next, I stitched all around, sponged it with Distress Ink in Tea Dye, and roughed up the edges a bit. Finally, I made the paper flowers from more of the Gypsy Market paper and attached them along with some die cut leaves.

I like the old world look of this card and I hope you do too! Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you go visit my team mates and see what they did with the hand made flower challenge today.
~Supplies~
Stamps: Birds and Vines, Thank You (Flourishes)
Paper: Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red (SU!); Gypsy Market (7 Gypsies)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Bamboo Leaves, and Rhubarb Stalk; Distress Ink in Tea Dye (Ranger)
Accessories: sewing machine; Leaves die (SU!)


Monday, May 24, 2010

With gratitude

I had to give my PTI 2009 Anniversary set, Round & Round, another spin. I inked up the flowers with SU! markers, huffed, and stamped on Rustic White card stock for the center medallion, then I added some background with Copic markers. The flourished layer was cut out with a Labels Ten Nestabilities die and the circle was popped up on Pop Dots. The large scalloped layer was cut with MFT's Jumbo Scallop die, the buttons are from MFT's Summer Collection, and the base card is MFT's Fossil card stock (out of stock right now). The sentiment is from Round & Round, stamped in Dark Chocolate ink. And, of course, I did some stitching and sponged the edges with a Vintage Touch ink pad.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a great Monday!

~Supplies~
Stamps: Round & Round (PTI)
Paper: Fossil (MFT); Rustic White (PTI); Report Card 8 x 8 pad (October Afternoon)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Vintage Touch Tea Dyes (PTI); Old Olive, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Labels Ten Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Jumbo Scallop die, buttons (MFT); ribbon (craft store); twine (PTI); sewing machine


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Happy Birthday - OLW5

A couple of weeks ago I discovered Susan Raihala's one layer card challenge on Wednesdays. Since I'm trying to learn to do OLC better I was intrigued. This is the first chance I've had to play along and let me say it was definitely a challenge! There's always a "twist" and this week the twist was to add a faux embellishment--meaning a stamped embellishment.


I have a couple of options along this line but I chose to use this Stampendous rick rack stamp set that had been catching dust and had never seen ink. As you can see, I went VERY CAS and stamped the largest image twice--once with PTI Hibiscus Burst and once with Orange Zest. Then I stamped the sentiment from PTI's Birthday Basics set in True Black.

Whoa. OK, then. I can't believe I made this card. And I'm posting it. Whoa. Must say it was quick to make. And to write about ;-)

Thanks for stopping by today!

~Supplies~
Stamps: Rick Rack (Stampendous); Birthday Basics (PTI)
Paper: Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Orange Zest, True Black (PTI)


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Framed Thank You - Crazy 4 Challenges #38

It's Crazy 4 Challenges day! Today, the fabulous Cindy has a sketch for us and The Stamping Boutique continues to be our sponsor this week.

OK, let me be the first to say this was a hard sketch for me--I couldn't decide which way to go so I went the safe route with CAS.

I stamped this image from Through the Trees with Dark Chocolate Ink and added the birds with Pure Poppy ink. Then I put a Dark Chocolate frame around it to qualify for TLC273 at SCS: I've Been Framed. A ribbon, some stitching, and a sentiment and it was done!

NOW, be sure to check out the samples by the rest of my crazy girls...er, I mean the Crazy 4 Challenges team ;-)
THEN, you know what to do--we'd love to have you come along and play with us. Just do your thing with the challenge and link it to Mr. Linky on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Please link directly to your project. And, if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key word C4C38.

Thanks so much for dropping in today! Can't wait to see what you do with this sketch!

~Supplies~
Stamps: Through the Trees, Birthday Basics (PTI)
Paper: Stamper's Select White; Bitty Dot Basics (PTI)
Ink: Dark Chocolate; Pure Poppy (PTI)
Accessories: foam tape (craft store); ribbon, button, twine (PTI); sewing machine


Friday, May 21, 2010

Enjoy the Moment - Stamp Simply #140

First of all, I want to thank every one who left birthday greetings for me yesterday! I loved every single sweet one and appreciate them more than you'll ever know--you all helped to make my day extra special!

Now, on to today's card:

It's time for another Stamp Simply challenge! Today Sharon wants us to go askew. Here's what she says:

May 21 - ssnotime140 - Gone Askew - Today's challenge is something I like to fall back on if I'm in a super hurry to make a card because it's just so easy -- place your focal image askew on your card -- no trying to center it or mat it perfectly -- just place it askew. I love this look and it just doesn't get any easier!!! I'm so anxious to see your askew creations!

I wanted to make an easy card so I started looking through my Crafty Secrets Summertime Journal Notes that I got from Sharon's store and ran across this image. It struck me immediately that it would work really well with my Graphic 45 On the Boardwalk paper, also from Sharon's store. This was a super easy and quick card to put together--just lots of layers and very simply stamped. The sentiment was stamped on a piece of patterned paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and a stamp from PTI's Mega Mixed Messages set. As they say, easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

So, now it's your turn. Come along and play and take us up on the challenge--we'd love to see what you come up with. If you do, be sure to leave the link to your project on Sharon's blog using Mr. Linky. Please use the keyword ssnotime140 if you upload to a public forum. And don't forget to check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also the great designs from the Stamp Simply team and leave 'em some love!

Teresa Kline - May Guest Designer

Barb Schram

Janine Orchard

A J Otto

Deb Saarenen

Jenny Gropp

Deb Neerman

Thanks for dropping in! I always love it when you do!

~Supplies~
Stamps: Mega Mixed Messages (PTI)
Paper: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze (SU!); On the Boardwalk 8 x 8 pad (Graphic 45)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Crafty Secrets Summertime Journal Notes; oval punch (SU!); jewels, ribbon (craft store); buttons, twine (PTI)


Thursday, May 20, 2010

They say it's your birthday...

...well, it's my birthday, too. Seriously, it is :) I've been blogging a lot this week so I'm taking today off for my birthday! I think they should give me the day off work, too, don't you? *wink*

I'll have a brand new Stamp Simply Challenge card for you tomorrow morning bright and early, so I hope you'll c'mon back then!



Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Absolutely fabulous - CTD # 93 and CAS-tastic

[If you're looking for my MFT VIP Hop card, please scroll down to the next post. My TE Blog Hop post is here. Thanks!]

So, it's Wednesday again so that means it's Color Throwdown and CAS-tastic Challenge day. The CTD colors were chosen by Danielle and are:
The CAS-tastic challenge was to make a one layer card. I'm still learning how to do them, but I love how a good one looks. I'll keep trying :) I'm using Fall-To Layout #90 and SCS Inspiration Challenge #232. This pattern was my inspiration piece.

OK, so let me say right up front that these colors were TOUGH for me! But that's what makes it a challenge, right? Right.

First of all, I made some score lines at the top and bottom of my card front. You can't really see the top ones because the ribbon covers them, but at the time I was scoring, I didn't really know what I was going to do ;-)

Then I masked the score lines so I wouldn't stray over them and stamped the three colors randomly, sorta like the inspiration pattern, using a stamp from PTI's Turning a New Leaf set. I added a pink gingham ribbon, some silver flat backed pearls, and stamped the sentiment in PTI Smokey Shadow ink.

Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD93 so we can see your beauty all in one place. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week!

Broni Holcombe--Splashes of Watercolor
Danielle Kennedy--Wild Dragonfly Designs
LeAnne Pugliese--Wee Inklings
Tammy Hershberger--Stamp Happy
Kristin Beuter--Mindless Creativity
Laura Pryor - Lil' Inker Designs - May Guest Designer

And I hope you'll play along with the CAS-tastic challenge, too!

The CAS-tastic team:
Agata
Angie (Creator)
Bonnie Rose
Deb
Karen
Maylee
Regina

Our sponsor this week at CAS-tastic is Busy Beauties Boutique. See the CAS-tastic blog for all the details.

Thanks for stopping by today!

~Supplies~
Stamps: Turning a New Leaf (PTI)
Paper: Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Baja Breeze (SU!); Smokey Shadow (PTI)
Accessories: silver flat backed pearls, ribbon (craft store)


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - My Favorite Things' June VIP Blog Hop

OK, it's that time of the month! Time for My Favorite Things' VIP Blog Hop! If you got here by chance, you might want to head over to Kim's blog 'cause that's where it all starts. If you got here from the awesomely talented Sherrie's blog, you're right on track.

The WTG Goes Green VIP Package is $36.40 and includes:
Who's That Girl Goes Green $17.95
What a Day (FREE, $9 value)Twill Ribbon Collection $5.95
Die-namics Edge Die (Be one of the FIRST to get a NEW Die-namics die, which will be officially released on June 2nd) $12.50

Awesome package, right???

Costumes from Wonderland is an additional release for May 18th @ 10 PM EST and is $15.95.




So, here's my card. I love this set because I try to live sorta green--light green, maybe, LOL? I am using recycled paper with DCWV Green Mat Stack and I used a brown paper grocery bag to paper piece WTG's bags and for the sentiment. Every little bit helps, right? I stamped the image (and there's ANOTHER WTG image in this set, along with several wonderful sentiments, that will knock your socks off!) on a Perfect Paper Panel and mostly paper pieced it with a little Copic coloring. I think the mechanics are pretty obvious, except I did use the Jumbo Scallop and Scalloped Scallop Die-namics dies for the horizontal element--it's hard to see in this picture, but they're there. Other MFT products I used are Wild Cherry and Sour Apple card stock, and a Summer Collection button on my twill bow.


The inside. LOVE this sentiment!!!


Thanks for stopping by! Now you'll want to head on over to the chocked-full-of-talent Melody's blog to see what green-ness she's got going on; I'm right behind you!

~Supplies~
Stamps:
Who's That Girl Goes Green (MFT)

Paper:
white card stock base; Wild Cherry, Sour Apple card stock, Perfect Paper Panel (MFT); The Green Stack (DCWV); brown paper bag
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Green Galore, Garden Green (SU!)

Accessories:
Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Jumbo Scallop and Scalloped Scallop Die-namics (MFT); button (MFT); twill; sewing machine; Designer Label punch, 1 3/8" circle punch (SU!); Pearl cotton, flat backed pearls (craft store); Copic markers; butterfly punch (Marvy)


Taylored Expressions Blast From the Past Blog Hop

[If you're looking for my FTTC card, please scroll down to the next post. Thanks!]


You've either happened upon Taylored Expressions' very first Blast From the Past Blog Hop or you're here from another site on the hop. Whichever, WELCOME, I'm so glad you stopped by!

I decided to use the sketch Taylor supplied for us and I used two TE sets for my card: Discover Your Wings for the focal image and the sentiment is from Faith and Hope. I stamped the focal image (which is only a portion of the largest stamp in the set) on Very Vanilla card stock, using markers to color the image. Then I proceeded to sponge it with several Distress Inks (Wild Honey, Olive, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge) until I got the color I was looking for. The patterned paper is from 7 Gypsies 6 x 6 pad and is called Gypsy Market. It's distressed both with a distressing tool and Distress Inks for a vintage look. The sentiment was stamped on the reverse of the base paper with Versafine Onyx Black and it also has it's edges sponged. Finally, I added some embellishments and it was done--the black "ribbon" is actually twill but it's hard to tell from this picture.

Thanks so much for stopping by!



~Supplies~
Stamps:
Discover Your Wings, Faith and Hope (Taylored Expressions)

Paper:
More Mustard, Basic Black, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla (SU!); Gypsy Market (7 Gypsies)

Ink:
Versafine Onyx Black; Distress Inks (Ranger); More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Close To Cocoa Markers (SU!)

Accessories:
Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Classic Circle and Petite Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Little Leaves die (SU!); Pop Dots, silk sunflowers, jewels (craft store); twill; distressing tool (Ranger)


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