Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Play Date Cafe #167 & 7 Days of Valentine Projects Day 5


Welcome to this week's The Play Date Cafe Color Challenge. This week our colors are Fuchsia, Canary and Sprout.  Our sponsor this week is My Creative Classroom. Be sure to check out The Play Date Cafe to see the awesome prize they are providing!!  I hope you will be able to join us this week. I can't wait to see what you make with these beautiful colors!!

Also, sadly we are saying goodbye to 2 of our awesome designers - Stacy Rodriguez and Jocelyn Olsen. We will miss each of them and their distinct points of view.


I'm combining this week's color challenge project with Day 5 of the 7 Days of Valentine Projects. I made a Valentine Art Journal Page. The background was made using Dylusions ink sprays in Lime Green and Sunshine. The heart was colored with Tim Holtz Distress stain in Pickled Raspberry.  I died the Doily and the flower trim (also Tim Holtz) with the Pickled Raspberry stain also. I drew the border with Sharpie Poster Paint Pens.

The yellow and pink fabric pieces in the heart are from Basic Grey. the larger yellow heart is a fun piece by Pink Paislee - when you color these hearts the chevron pattern comes out! The wings are colored with Lime Green Dylusions Ink spray. The buttons are from Stampin' Up. I was inspired to write a line from Alice in Wonderland around the heart. Here is the quote from Alice "If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?" 

Thanks for stopping by!!


Here's a close up of the heart. The colors are so similar it's hard to see in the picture. 



Wednesday, January 30, 2013

7 Days of Valentine Projects - Day 4


Welcome to Day 4 of The 7 Days of Valentine Projects Blog Event. Several crafty bloggers and I are posting Valentine projects every day for 7 days - just for fun.  We’re posting projects we made using products we like and hope they will give you some inspiration for your own Valentine craft projects. You will find links to all the other participating bloggers below. Hopefully you can find time to look at their blogs and leave comments on any that inspire you. Happy Valentine Crafting!!

Today, I'm showing a trio of items I made using my new favorite product - you may have noticed I mentioned it a couple of days ago - GLITTER TAPE. I've been putting it on everything lately! I'm showing three items today that I've covered in American Crafts Glitter Tape. They can all be used for Valentine gifts. I'll explain each one their individual pictures below. Thanks for stopping by!




For this "rainbow" container I just used a soup and wrapped different colors of tape around it. The colors I used are Grape, Plum, Rouge, Cherry and Begonia. To make the pencils toppers I put three strips of tape on a piece of paper and punched out the hearts with my Stampin' Up Heart Punch. I punched out six different hearts and adhered them together with thick foam tape. Very easy and fun!


For this container I used a smaller tin can. I covered it with White and Taffy glitter tape. I punched out the small hearts with a Stampin' Up punch and adhered them to the white glitter tape. It's the perfect size container for a little bag of Valentine goodies and can be used later to hold things. 



For this one, I used a plastic Crystal Light container. I covered it with White, Silver and Peony glitter tape. I die cut this cute XO border with a die from Papertrey Ink and adhered it to the Silver glitter tape in the middle. Another easy and fun project!!


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

7 Days of Valentine Projects - Day 3


Welcome to Day 3 of The 7 Days of Valentine Projects Blog Event. Several crafty bloggers and I are posting Valentine projects every day for 7 days - just for fun.  We’re posting projects we made using products we like and hope they will give you some inspiration for your own Valentine craft projects. You will find links to all the other participating bloggers below. Hopefully you can find time to look at their blogs and leave comments on any that inspire you. Happy Valentine Crafting and be sure to check back tomorrow for more Valentine inspiration!

Today I'm sharing a set of Valentine Cards I made using Tim Holtz Blueprints stamps. I really love all his Blueprint stamps and I have more on order!!! They're just really graphic and fun to color - a little or a lot. I minimally colored these with Tim Holtz Distress Markers in Barn Door and Spun Sugar. For contrast and interest I matted them with some shiny, corrugated red glitter paper by Recollections. I stamped the images on Crumb Cake paper by Stampin' Up with Black Archival Ink. These were really, fun, easy and quick to make and I love how they turned out! 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back tomorrow for more Valentine Inspiration!!







Monday, January 28, 2013

7 Days of Valentine Projects - Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of The 7 Days of Valentine Projects Blog Event. Several crafty bloggers and I are posting Valentine projects every day for 7 days - just for fun.  We’re posting projects we made using products we like and hope they will give you some inspiration for your own Valentine craft projects. You will find links to all the other participating bloggers below. Hopefully you can find time to look at their blogs and leave comments on any that inspire you. Happy Valentine Crafting and be sure to check back tomorrow for more Valentine inspiration!

Today I'm showing a Valentine Card Box. It's the perfect thing for kids to take to school to put their Valentine's in. Normally there is a slit in the top of the box, but the box I used is very thick and I couldn't bare to mess up that beautiful paper!! To make this I covered an empty stationary box (I never throw those things out any more) with decorative papers. The lid is a chevron print called Lucky in Love by My Minds Eye and the bottom is covered in XOXO Funny Valentine by American Crafts. 

For the sides of the lid I used my new favorite craft item - GLITTER TAPE!! I can't get enough of this stuff and I won't even discuss how many colors I now own. I LOVE it!! I covered the bottom in Taffy glitter tape and it didn't quite reach the top so I added another layer of tape on top in Aqua. All my glitter tape is from American Crafts. For the front side of the box, I used white Basic Grey letters and for all the hearts I just punched hearts out of the glitter tape and added them to each side of the box. The punches I used were both from Stampin' Up. Thanks for stopping by and if you are encouraged to make something from a project you see along the way, please let us know. We would love to see!! 




Side view


 Back view



Sunday, January 27, 2013

7 Days of Valentine Projects - Day 1


Welcome to Day 1 of The 7 Days of Valentine Projects Blog Event. Several crafty bloggers and I are posting 1 Valentine project a day for 7 days - just for fun.  We’re posting projects we made using products we like and hope they will give you some inspiration for your own Valentine craft projects. You will find links to all the other participating bloggers below. Hopefully you can find time to look at their blogs and leave comments on any that inspire you. Happy Valentine Crafting!!

Today I'm sharing a Valentine card I made using some really fun WPlus9 Stamps. I used a set called A Pocketful and A Pocketful: Valentine. I used Basic Grey papers from a 6x6 pad called Kissing Booth. I used a Pink and Brown color scheme and stamped in Coffee Archival ink. I punched the little glittery heart from American Art Glitter Tape with a Stampin' Up heart punch. I adhered the letter with foam tape. I hope you enjoyed my first Valentine project!! Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Play Date Cafe #166


Welcome to this week's The Play Date Cafe color challenge. This week it's everybody's favorite - a color splash. The colors this week are black, white and a splash of emerald. I used some stickers and washi tape for my birthday card.



Materials:
1. Card stock - Whisper White, Basic Black (Stampin' Up)
2. Washi Tape - black & white striped (Washi Tape)
3. Present and Sentiment stickers (EAD Designs)

Our sponsor this week is Viva Las Vegas Stamps. Be sure to go check out there awesome selection of stamps. And, one lucky winner will be getting a prize from Viva Las Vegas Stamps. 


Also, we're revealing our next Private Blend Designer over at The Play Date Cafe on this week's post. Here's a hint about who she is  - she says "I believe in handmade.  There is a love, care, and attention in handmade that just cannot be replicated by factories." Got a clue? Go over to The Play Date Cafe blog and see who she is!!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Play In Color

I made this card for the current Be-Inspired Challenge at The Alley Way Stamps. I used a stamp set called Ooh La La. I was inspired by the colors in the inspiration photo. It's kind of done in my self titled "colorful CAS" style. I love the little nail polish bottles!! Thanks for stopping by!


Avery Elle Birthday Card

I made this card for the January Avery Elle Challenge based on the inspiration photo. I'm also entering it into the current Moxie Fab World Challenge for the 75 Card Challenges Week - to make your own background paper. I used two Avery Elle Stamp sets - Fanfare and Knotty. I used the line stamp from the Knotty set to make the striped background that I was inspired by from the rain boots in the picture. Thanks for stopping by!



Here's my card.


Materials
1. Card stock - Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Gray (Stampin' Up)
2. Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento), Rose Red, Basic Gray (Stampin' Up)
3. Stamps - Fanfare, Knotty (Avery Elle)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Play Date Cafe #165


Welcome to this week color challenge at The Play Date Cafe. Our colors are Plum, Mustard and Rose. I was inspired by the fan in the inspiration photo. It's been so hot here for the past week, that I thought I could really enjoy a fan like this. Plus, I decided my one word for 2013 is Enjoy! 


Materials
1. Cardstock - More Mustard, Rose, Perfect Plum (Stampin' Up)
2. Letter die - Papertrey Ink
3. Fan Die - Tim Holtz
4. Embossing folders - Sizzix

This week's winner will get an EXTRA special prize from The Play Date Cafe prize vault. I hope you will be able to join us this week. I can't wait to see what you create!!


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Wonderful Washi Blog Hop


Hello! Today I'm participating in the Denami Designs wonderful Washi blog hop. On my card I used the Denami Designs Large Butterfly stamp that I colored with Copics. I covered the card with 3 different Washi Tapes to make a background. The sentiment is a sticker from SRM Stickers. Denami will be giving gift certificates to two lucky people who comment on the blogs in the hop so be sure to check out the other people in the hop and leave comments!! You have until midnight PST on January 14th to be eligible for a gift certificate. Thanks for stopping by!


You should have come here from Wendy Elliot's Blog. And, now you should go to Emily Keaton's Blog. If you get lost or want to start at the beginning go to the Denami Blog.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

A Pocketful of Wishes

I made this card for the current January Cloud9 Blog Hop with my card that uses WPlus9 Stamps. I used their photo for inspiration and I also made an Itty Bitty card so I'm going to enter it into the Moxie Fab World Itty Bitty Card Challenge also. I used a WPlus9 Stamp set called A Pocketful and the WPlus9 matching pocket die. Luckily I had some gold and silver paper on hand. Thanks for stopping by!!

 Inspiration photo:


 Here's my card. Th,e size is 3x3


Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Play Date Cafe #164


Welcome to this week's The Play Date Cafe Color Challenge. Our colors this week are Cadet Blue, Chartreuse, and Leather. This card is made mostly from some new goodies I have from Papertrey Ink that I couldn't wait to use. The card stock is Simply Chartreuse, Enchanted Evening and Select White from PTI. The Brown card stock and ink are Soft Suede by Stampin' Up. The flower stamps and dies are Funky Florals from PTI. The label, sentiment and buttons are also from PTI. 


Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp. Our lucky winner will get a gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp. I hope you can join us this week. I can't wait to see your beautiful creations!!

Simon Says Stamp

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Neon Thank You

I made this card for the current CAS-ual Fridays Challenge - to make a Thank You card. I used my new Hero Arts Neon inks and a CAS-ual Friday stamp set called Truth is and and the sentiment is from a new Hero Arts stamp set called So Kind. I stamped the flowers in Neon Pink first and then stamped over the flowers again with the Neon Orange to make a fun shadow effect. After I made this card I liked it so much I made three more using Neon Blue, Purple & Green. Thanks for stopping by!





Here is the set:







Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Play Date Cafe #163


It's time for a new color challenge at The Play Date Cafe. This week our colors are Champagne, Baby Blue and Tangerine. I used various items from one of my Studio Calico monthly kits to make this card. One lucky person will win a prize from The Play Date Cafe prize vault! So be sure to link up to our challenge. I can't wait to see what you create. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Blog Candy Winner

Happy New Year everybody. The winner of this month's blog candy is Divinity. Please contact me by January 15 with your address so I can send you your goodies.
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