Thursday, June 30, 2011

Birthday Soiree

I made this card for the current Wee Memories Challenge #60 "Party Time" and the Cupcake Craft Challenge "Cooking Up A Storm." I'm really in love with the Birthday Cake stamp and Happy Birthday Circle stamp from Unity Stamp Company KOMs. I wanted use this decorative paper. It's so bright and fun and cheerful. Thanks for taking a look. 




Here's my card. 


Materials
Card stock - Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Decorative Paper - Soiree (Pink Paislee)
Stamps - cake (May Unity KOM), circle (April Unity KOM)
Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers - Hollyhock, Celadon Green, Teal Blue, Peach, Warm Gray 4 (Copic)
Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Punches - Circle, Scallop Circle (Stampin Up)
Paper Snips (Martha Stewart)

Congrats!

I made this card for the Papercrafts Gallery Idol. I wanted to experiment more with my water color crayons and thought I would try this and see how it worked. I just embossed the letters in white and colored with the crayons. Thanks for taking a look!

Materials
Card stock - Tempting Turquoise (Stampin Up)
Watercolor paper (Papertrey Ink)
Stamp Set - Quinn's ABCs (Lawn Fawn)
White embossing powder  (Papertrey Ink)
Watercolor Crayons (Technique Tuesday)
Twine - The Twinery


Instructions
1. Emboss letters on watercolor paper
2. Color with crayons and paint with water
3. Rub any color off the letters
4. Tie twine around white panel
5. Adhere panel to card


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Summer Card Camp Card #2 & CAS-ual Fridays #2

This is my second card done in the color scheme for week 1 of Summer Card Camp. I used several edge punches so I'm also entering this card into this week's CAS-ual Fridays Get Edgy Challenge. I really wanted to use this orange paper, I thought it was perfect for the color scheme. Thanks for taking a look!


Here's my card. 


Materials
Card stock - Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Bashful Blue (Stampin Up)
Decorative paper - Jubilee (The Girls Paperie)
Edge punches (Stampin Up)
Stamp set - All Holidays (Stampin Up)
Ink - Rich Razzleberry craft ink (Stampin Up)
Clear embossing powder (Martha Stewart)
Pearls (Hero Arts)
Big Note Die (Stampin Up)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Summer Card Camp Card #1

I finally got this card posted! It uses the color scheme sent out yesterday from the Summer Card Camp. I just colored and cut out the flowers and adhered them to the card with foam tape. I made the leaves blue to stay with the color theme. I just got this Hero Arts stamp and wanted to try it out. I really like it. Thanks for taking a look!



Materials





Card stock - Bashful Blue, Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Stamp - Flower Text (Hero Arts)
Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento) Markers - assorted colors (Copic)
Rhinestones (Hero Arts)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

BonJour - Hero Arts Flickr Group Saturday 90 Min Challenge

I made this for the Quickcard Challenge #18 with the Hero Arts Flickr Group. The challenge was to do something unlike what you normally do so I chose to do a more vintage type of card as opposed to my normal more CAS cards. I distressed the edges and even embossed - not my normal things to do! It took most of my 90 mins!! Thanks for taking a look!

Materials
Card stock - Wild Wasabi, White (Stampin Up)
Decorative Paper - Vintage Whimsy (The Girls Paperie)
Stamps - Eiffel Tower, BonJour (Hero Arts0
Embossing Powder - Wild Wasabi (Stampin Up)
Distress ink - Victorian Velvet (Tim Holtz)
Trim - Flowers (Maya Road) Pink (Crate Paper)
Pearls (Stampin Up)
Rhinestones (Michaels)
Die - Label (Nestabilities)
Stick Pins (AC Moore)

Ladybug Card for Cupcake Inspiration and Cupcake Craft Challenges

I made this lady bug card for the current Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #116 Ladybug and Cupcake Craft Challenge #147 - Sketcharoony. Thanks for taking a look!

Cupcake Ladybug Inspiration Picture

Cupcake Craft Challenge Sketch
Here's my card. 


Materials
Card stock - Ivory, Garden Green (Stampin Up)
Decorative Paper - Garden Variety (Cosmo Cricket)
Stamp - Ladybug (Unity Stamp Company)
Ink - Black (Memento)
Markers - assorted colors (Copic)
Twine (The Twinery)
Rhinestones (Hero Arts)
Die - Oval (Nestabilties)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Butterfly Tag

I made this card for the tag challenge this week at My Unity Place. I used a Unity Itty Bitty Set called Be You. I embossed the images and sponged on the background with distress inks. Thanks for taking a look!




Materials
Tag - (Tim Holtz)
Stamp Set - Be You (Unity Stamp Company)
Ink - Distress Inks - Antique Linen, Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz)
Embossing Powder - Filigree - White (Papertrey Ink)
Buttons - Yello Candy Dots (Pebbles)
Flower Trim (Maya Road)
Twine (The Twinery)
Pearls (Stampin Up)
Rick Rack- white and cream (local craft store)


Instructions
1. Emboss Butterfly and Sentiment on tag in white
2. Sponge on Antique Linen Distress ink over whole tag, then sponge on Victorian Velvet concentrating on the areas over the white embossing, then sponge the Peeled Paint around the edges
3. Ink the edges with Victorian Velvet
4. Add trims, buttons and pearls

Spiffy Scooter

I made this card for the current CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #8 - Get Edgy. I used the grass edge punch for the challenge. I used two new to me stamps - the background clouds from Hero Arts and the Scooter from Paper Smooches. Thanks for taking a look!!


Here's my card.

Materials
Card stock - White, Rich Razzleberry, Garden Green (Stampin Up)
Stamps - Clouds (Hero Arts) Scooter - Spiffy Scooters (Paper Smooches)
Ink - Black (Memento), Broken China (Tim Holtz) Markers - assorted colors (Copic)
Die - Label (Nestabilities)
Punch - Grass (Fiskars)

Instructions
1. Create card from card stock - finished size is 6 x 4
2. Die cut 2 labels, stamp clouds on white panel and adhere together
3. Stamp scooter, color, cut out and adhere to clouds panel
4. Run a strip of green paper through die machine, then punch the top and adhere to card
5. Adhere labels to card

Tuesday Trigger: Lovely as a Lullaby - Welcome Baby!

I made this card for this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World. Click here to join in on all the fun too. I was inspired by the rough edges, the colors and those little fabric strips. Thanks for taking a look!


Here's what I came up with.

Materials
Card stock - Basic Gray, Ivory (Stampin Up) Whirlpool (Bazzill Basics)
Decorative Paper - Basic Gray, So Saffron (Stampin Up) Rocket Age - Space Station (October Afternoon)
Letter Stickers - Mini Market - Blue & Cream (October Afternoon)
Ribbon - Basic Gray (Stampin Up)
Circle Punches (Stampin Up)
Distresses Tool (Zutter)


Instructions
1. Create card from card stock - finished size is 5 x 5
2. Cut 5 x 5 and 4.75 x 4.75 panels, distress and adhere to card
3. Create Baby Rattle using circle punches
4. Add paper strips and ribbon to rattle and adhere to card with foam tape
5. Attach letter stickers to card

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Have a Great Day!

I made this card for The Play Date Cafe Challenge #87. I used a stamp set from Unity Stamp Company and did some dry embossing. Thanks for taking a look!


Here's my card.


Materials
Card stock - Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Riding Hood Red (Stampin Up) Gray (Bazzill Basics)
Stamp Set - Could I Be Any Cuter? (Unity Stamp Company
Ink - Black (Stampin Up)
Border punch (Stampin Up)
Polka Dot Embossing Folder (Stampin Up)
Texturz Plate (Stampin Up)
Corner Chomper (Crop-a-dile)
Paper Snips (Martha Stewart)


Instructions
1. Create card from card stock - finished size is 6 x 4
2. Cut blue panel, dry emboss and adhere to card
3. Cut two 4 x 1 inch rectangles, dry emboss, punch and adhere to card
4. Cut 3 x 3 square, round corners and stamp sentiment
5. Stamp elephant on gray paper, cut out and adhere to white square panel
6. Cut 3.25 x 3.25 square, round corners and adhere white panel to it, then adhere to card

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Follow Your Dreams

I made this card for this weeks Lawnscaping Challenge #12. I thought this new bicycle from Lawn Fawn would go great with this sketch. Thanks for taking a look. 

Here's my card. 



Materials
Card stock - red (Michaels), Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Decorative Paper - All Systems Go - Rocket Age (October Afternoon)
Stamp Set - Cruising Through Life (Lawn Fawn)
Ink - Black (Memento) Markers - assorted colors (Copic)
Punch - Spiral Border (Stampin Up)
Twine (Papertrey Ink)


Instructions
1. Create card from card stock - finished size is 4.25 x 5.5
2. Cut decorative paper panel and adhere to card
3. Cut white rectangle, stamp image and color
4. Cut red rectangle and adhere white panel to red panel, then adhere to card with foam tape
5. Cut red rectangle and punch with spiral border punch and adhere to card
6. Adhere decorative paper rectangle and small red strips to punched red card stock
7. Add twine and adhere to card with foam tape
8. Cut small rectangle and stamp sentiment - cut edges to make a banner
9. Cut thin red strip and adhere to card, then adhere sentiment banner with foam tape on top of it

Monday, June 20, 2011

Stamp Storage

I started stamping, scrapbooking and cardmaking in the late 1990's when a coworker of mine became a Stampin' Up demonstrator. In the mid-2000s I didn't do as much - maybe an occasional gift tag. In 2007 I made a nice scrapbook for my trip to Europe and that was my lone project in many years. 


I got back into stamping regularly last summer when I decided to make a Father's Day card and ordered some stamps from Stampin' Up. Then I started stamping regularly at first with Stampin' Up items mostly, then I discovered the world of Splitcoast and Papercrafts and blogs and new stamp companies. I quickly branched out and found myself spending all my extra money on stamps and supplies of all kinds!! So, after my crafting supply inventory started to grow I rearranged my extra room and now it's the dedicated craft room. 


Post #3


Today I'm posting some pictures of how I store my growing stamp collection. 


Here are my Stampin' Up stamps, I keep them together because the are packaged alike and all nicely labeled. I can get to them easily this way.


I have these two plastic storage units for my other stamps.


I took out my Dymo Label maker and labeled each of the drawers with the name of stamp company.


I found it hard to keep up with all my clear stamps - the bags they came in seemed to tear so easily. So, I started buying the empty plastic clear stamp cases from Stampin' Up. You just have to cut the paper packaging a little on the top or bottom and the whole thing will fit in the plastic case. 



Plus, these fit great in the plastic storage that I keep them in. The taller one I bought recently at Lowe's. Here's what they look like in the drawer. You can even fit one in the front of the drawer and one on the side. 


I keep the smaller stamp sets in CD cases. I recycle ones that I already have and also order them from Papertrey Ink. 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sew Sweet!

I was looking through my stash of "sewing" items and found these cute chipboard stickers so I decided to make a second card for the Moxie Fab World I'm Sew Excited Challenge. I love making cards with stickers and these are just so cute and bright - it was a fun card to create. Thanks for taking a look!




Materials
Decorative Paper - Material Girl (Cosmo Cricket)
Chipboard Stickers - Material Girl (Cosmo Cricket)

You Keep Me in Stitches!

I made this card for the Moxie Fab World I'm Sew Excited Challenge. I just love these Material Girl Stamps from Cosmo Cricket. Thanks for taking a look!


Materials
Card stock - Whisper White, River Rock (Stampin Up)
Stamp Set - Material Girl (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink - Eggplant Envy, Melon Mambo, River Rock, So Saffron (Stampin Up)
Markers - Stampin Write (Stampin Up)
Tool & Thread - Sew EAsy Stitch Piercer (We R Memory Keepers)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

It's a Cupcake Kind of Day

I made this card for this weeks CAS-ual Fridays Color Block Challenge #7. These three pieces of card stock were sitting near each other one my work table and I thought they all worked together so that's how I picked the colors. I think they are from this month's Studio Calico KOM and/or an Add-on. I used another new Impression Obsession clear stamp set called Cupcake - so cute. Thanks for taking a look!!


Here's my card






Materials
Card stock - Whisper White (Stampin' Up)
Textured Card Stock - olive green, tidepool, dusty pink (Bazzill Basics)
Ink - Black (Memento)
Markers - Celadon Green, Rose Red, Ice Mint (Copic) - I do names not numbers!!
Oval Die (Stampin Up)


Instructions
1. Create card from card stock - finished size is 4.25 x 5.5
2. Cut colored panels and adhere to card
3. Die cut oval
4. Stamp image and color
5. Adhere oval to card with foam tape

Friday, June 17, 2011

Life's A Beach!

I made this card for this week's The Play Date Cafe Challenge #86. I love the colors this week and I wanted to use this new Impression Obsession set so I thought I would use the beach ladies for this one. I wish I was with them right now sitting on the beach watching the ocean!! Thanks for taking a look!




Here's my card.



Materials
Card stock - Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo (Stampin' Up)
Stamps - Beach Fun (Impression Obsession)
Ink - Black (Memento)
Markers - assorted colors (Copic)
Die - Circle, Scallop Circle (Nestabilities)

Instructions
1. Create card from card stock - finished size 5 x 5
2. Die cut circles and scallop circles
3. Stamp image on white circle, color in background with light copics
4. On another sheet of white paper stamp images, color and cut out then adhere to white circle
5. Stamp sentiment
6. Adhere circles and scallop circles together with foam tape and adhere to card.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summer Camper

I made this card for the current Impression Obsession Challenge Hot Fun in the Sun - Summer Fun Greetings. The stamp is called Summer Camper. I think it's so cute and it was so much fun to color! It definitely makes me think of summer. I'm also entering this into the current Wee Memories Challenge - Anything Goes. Thanks for taking a look. 








Materials
Card stock - Confetti White (Stampin Up) Aqua, Gray (Studio Calico)
Stamp - Summer Camper (Impression Obsession)
Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento) Markers - Assorted colors (Copic)
Pearls - Hero Arts
Die - Label (Nestabilities)


Instructions
1. Create card from card stock - finished size is 5 x 7
2. Adhere aqua paper to card
3. Die cut gray and confetti white paper
4. Stamp image and color
5. Adhere confetti white panel to gray panel with foam tape, adhere gray panel to card with foam tape
6. Add red pearls

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Punch Storage

As I get my crafty room organized this summer, I'm going to take some pictures and let you see how it's coming along. Today I put my punches in order. I have a modular system that I bought from the Speigel Catalog when I moved into this house about 6 1/2 years ago. Here is the 2 drawer segment that holds all my flat punches quite nicely. 








Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Silly Flowers!!

Those silly flowers just won't get out of the photo booth!!! I got this film strip stamp with my June Studio Calico KOM Add-on and I've been dying to use it. I also just ordered these "Perky Plants" from Paper Smooches and I thought that one sticking out her tongue looked like she might be hamming it up in a photo booth. I knew I wanted to use bright colors so after I saw this week's Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger photo I decided I would use lots of bright colors and enter this card. Click here to join in on the fun. 




Materials
Card stock - Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Decorative Paper - Snow Day (Crate Paper)
Stamps - Film Strip (Studio Calico) Perky Plants (Paper Smooches)
Rhinestones - Hero Arts & Michaels
Ink - Black (Memento) Markers - assorted colors (Copics)


Instructions
1. Create card from card stock - finished size 5 x 7
2. Adhere decorative paper to card
3. Stamp image on white paper, stamp flowers and color
4. Stamp sentiment
5. Adhere white panel to card

Flag Day Card

I made this card using two more free Paper Smooches digi stamps. It sort of turned into a flag and then I realized it actually was Flag Day so I decided to go with it. Thanks for taking a look!!


Materials
Card stock - Whisper White (Stampin Up) Red (Michaels) Blue (Bazzill Basics)
Stamps - Paper Smooches digi stamps
Dies - Oval (Nestabilities), Rick Rack (Sizzix)
Markers - Copics - Lipstick Red & Antwerp Blue

Instructions
1. Create card from card stock - Finished size is 4.5 x 5.5
2. Die cut rick rack and adhere to card
3. Die cut ovals, color flags adhere to card
3. Cut out sentiment and adhere to card

Monday, June 13, 2011

Birdie Thanks

I made this card from free Paper Smooches digi stamps. I think the "flower" bird is so folky and fun. I am also entering this card into the latest Wee Memories Challenge - Anything Goes. Thanks for taking a look!






Materials
Card stock - Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Decorative Paper - Cooped Up, Fly By (Studio Calico) Hello Luscious (Basic Gray)
Stamps - Digi Stamps (Paper Smooches)
Ink - black toner ink
Markers - Assorted Colors (Copic)
Die - Label (Nestabilities)
Cream Ribbon (Hero Arts)

Instructions
1. Create card from card stock - finished size is 4.25 x 5.5
2. Cut paper panels and adhere to card, round corners
3. Print digi stamps and die cut, color, then die cut patterned paper and adhere together
4. Adhere ribbon to card
5. Adhere image to card

Thanks Bunches!

I thought I would use my new watercolor crayons from Technique Tuesday to color in these cute Paper Smooches Veggies. I blended a couple of the colors to get the shades I wanted. It's very easy to blend the colors together. I really like these crayons. Thanks for stopping by!!


Materials
Card stock - Whisper White (Stampin Up), Watercolor Paper (Papertrey Ink)
Stamp Set - Vegtastic (Paper Smooches)
Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Watercolor Crayons (Technique Tuesday)
Rhinestones (Hero Arts)
Paper Snips (Martha Stewart)


Instructions
1. Create card from card stock - finished size is 3.5 x 7
2. Stamp images on watercolor paper, color with watercolor crayons and cut out
3. Stamp sentiment on card, add rhinestones
4. Adhere images to card with foam tape.

Merry-Go-Round Enjoy the Ride

I wanted to make another card for this weeks Lawnscaping Challenge #11 since I have some time these days now that school it out! I've been a very prolific card maker the last few days. This one uses the Merry-Go-Round from the new Lawn Fawn Admit One set. It's a CAS challenge so I tried to keep it clean and simple. Thanks for taking a look!




Here's what I came up with.




Materials
Card Stock - Gray & Aqua (Studio Calico) Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Stamp Set - Say Cheese, Admit One (Lawn Fawn)
Ink - Black (Memento)
Markers - Assorted colors (Copic)
Punch - Word Window Punch (Stampin Up)

Instructions
1. Create card from card stock - finished size 4.25 x 5.5
2. Cut aqua panel and adhere to card
3. Stamp Polaroid on paper and cut out
4. Stamp Merry-Go-Round and color
5. Stamp sentiment, punch out and adhere to card with foam tape
6. Adhere Polaroid to card

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Bee Happy!!

I still have some free downloads from Paper Smooches that I wanted to create cards from before Tuesday, so here is another one. This bee is too cute!! Thanks for taking a look.




Materials
Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Decoratie Paper - Blue (Bazzill Basics), Fly By (Studio Calico) Happy Go Lucky (Pebbles) Hello Sunshine (American Crafts)
Ink - Black toner, Yellow Copic Marker
Stamps - Paper Smooches free digital downloads
Punches - oval (Stampin Up)


Instructions
1. Create card from card stock - finished size is 4.25 x 5.5
2. Cut decorative paper panels and adhere to card
3. Pring digi stamps and cut out and punch and color bee 
4. Punch decorative paper oval and adhere sentiment
5. Cut blue strip and adhere to card
6. Adhere sentiment and bee to card with foam tape

Circles Hi!

I made this card for this weeks CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #6 Tic-Tac-Toe. I used Buttons, Twine and Flowers for this challenge. I love this new Hero Arts set called Many Dots and the sentiment is Paper Smooches. I got the colors from the Stampin' Up Color Coach - don't know what I would do without it!! Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!


Here's what I came up with. 


Materials
Card stock - Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango (Stampin Up)
Stamp Sets - Many Dots (Hero Arts) Word Up (Paper Smooches)
Ink - Black, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Tangerine Tango (Stampin Up)
Buttons (Stampin Up)
Twine - PinkPaislee & Papertrey Ink
Corner Chomper (Crop-a-dile)
Circle Punches (Stampin Up)

Instructions
1. Create card from card stock and round bottom corners - finished size is 4.25 x 5.5
2. Cut white panel to 5.25 x 4, round corners and stamp alternating colors and sizes of circles
3. Tie twine in buttons and adhere to card on circles
4. Stamp sentiment and punch, adhere to larger circle and adhere to card

You're Egg-stra Special

I used some free digi stamps from Paper Smooches to make this card. I also used the You're Special from the Sentiment Sampler set.  Thanks for taking a look!


Materials
Card stock - Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi (Stampin Up)
Stamp set - Free Digi Downloads, Sentiment Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Ink - Black (Memento) Markers - Assorted colors (Copic)
Punches - clouds, grass (Fiskars) oval (Stampin Up)
Corner Chomper (Crop-a-dile)

Instructions
1. Create card from card stock, round top corners - finished size is 4.25 x 5.5
2. Run digital images off on printer - punch sentiment, color and cut out egg basket
3. Cut green paper, use grass punch and adhere to card
4. Adhere oval and basket to card
5. Punch clouds, stamp with words and attach to card with foam tape

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