Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Runway Inspired Challenge #6

I decided to play along with the Runway Inspired Challenge this week and I created this card:

Here is the model's outfit we were given as inspiration this week:

The silver twine at the bottom was inspired by her silver bracelet and shoes, so was the fact that I stamped the sentiments in Encore silver ink.

I cut all the squares out with an old Creative Memories punch that I've had for years (probably about 10 years by now, lol). I was inspired to do this by her shirt. The dark blue background was inspired by her shorts.

The two border dies used at the top are PTI and so is the tag die. The cardstock is all PTI, too. The silver twine is from SU. The "You brighten my day" sentiment is PTI and the "thanks" is Paper Smooches. The lamp stamp is from Hero Arts. The pearls are from Q and Co. This card was a bit out of my comfort zone to make, but I'm glad I gave it a shot! You should try it out too, head on over to their blog here.

12 Kits of Christmas: February

Yay! Its that time again, for the 12 Kits of Christmas February Edition :) Didn't see January's? Did you stumble across this blog hop and you're wondering what its all about? Read all about it here on my January post.

This month, our kit was from Cathy from Empty Nest Crafter. Look at all the awesome goodies she sent!

And on to the cards I was able to create with this fabulous kit! First, a group shot:

And then the close ups. This is the first card I created with the kit. I was loving that she sent one of the bears cut out of felt! Even his little scarf was in felt, too :) And the snowflake embossing on the snowglobe was pretty awesome, too.

This is the second card I made and is one of my favorites. I love all the patterned papers that Cathy sent, and I love that they're not all the traditional Christmas colors. The neat text paper especially caught my eye! I used my Copics to give the polar bear a BG10 cool shadow and also a striped scarf to match the colors of the card.

There was a note in the kit that said to think long and hard about opening up the synthetic snow, well I gave it a shot. Next time I'm going to have to break out the Glossy Accents to hold it down though, because Tombo didn't work too well (there was a lot more snow when I started ;)

And I think that this last one is my favorite of the bunch. Cathy sent the snowglobe all cut out, so I knew I would definitely make a card with it. I did add the snow from the PTI snowdrifts die, but absolutely everything else on all four cards is from the kit except for the card bases.

So what do you think? What was your favorite? I'm excited that now I have 8 cards done for Christmas and its only February! Now I know that you're dyeing to see what the other talented women in the 12 Kits of Christmas group came up with...I know I am!! Go ahead and hop on over to their blogs from the list below.

Suzanne: thecardyard
Jeanne: AKeptLife

I'm sure you loved some of these supplies just as much as I here's a list that Cathy sent along with the kit so you can get them for yourself!

Paper: Yuletide Collection by Memory Box
Polar Bear Stamp and Die: Wesley Bear by Memory Box
Banner Die: Spellbinders Ribbon Banner Trio
Embossing Folder by Tim Holtz
PTI Buttons
Sentiments: PTI: Holiday Lights, In the Meadow
Waltzingmouse Stamps: Compliments of the Season

I've already got my March kit from Suzanne, and I know you're just going to love all the great supplies inside, so make sure to check back on March 31st to see the third installment of The 12 Kits of Christmas!


Monday, February 27, 2012

Make It Monday #55

This week's Make It Monday is creating large frames with smaller frame stamps. I can't believe that I never thought of this...its so easy! Thanks for coming up with something so creative, Dawn :) Here is the funky card I created for today's challenge:

The cute coffee cups are from the new PTI Heart 2 Heart #1 set. The frame is from Fillable Frames #11, the sentiment is from Signature Greetings.

The ribbon is Aqua Mist grosgrain ribbon and the twine is from The Twinery. The polka dot paper is from the new Aqua Mist patterned paper pack. The cardstock is PTI Raspberry Fizz.

I will definitely be going back to this technique again in the future :) Hope your Monday was a great start to your week! Thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Market Street Stamps February Block Party & CPS #253

I'm joining in on Market Street Stamps February Block Party and the CPS Sketch for this week. With both challenges, I created this card:

There's still time to join in on the fun at MSS, go check it out here.

Here's the CPS sketch that I utilized:

The stamps and sentiment are from Market Street Stamps. The Mat is Mega Mat Stack 1 from PTI, and the cardstock and patterned paper are also PTI. The library clip and heart are from SU. The twine is from The Twinery.

I lined the edges of the compass, sentiment, and Dearest Jane paper with PTI's tea dye duo.

I didn't make this one for anyone specific, but I think that it could definitely work as a masculine card one day. I'll hold it in my stash. It could be used for more than one occasion, so we'll see where it ends up :)

PTI February Blog Hop & cQc #125

This month's PTI blog hop challenge was to make an interactive card, and boy was I excited since my release package came in just in time! I used the Movers and Shakers Spinners die and the Scrambled Eggs set and die to create this little card for my niece or nephew (haven't decided which one yet, hehe).

I took advantage of using this great color combination from Colour Q. You can check out the challenge yourself, here.

Check out what this bunny does...he moves!!

All of the cardstock is PTI. The patterned grey paper is from SU. The fence punch is from Martha Stewart. The ribbon is Canyon Clay from PTI. I got the sentiments to go along the path like that by bending them on my clear block before stamping.

The only thing missing was a cute cottontail! Which unfortunately I only had pink and it just didn't look right. Now off to check out all the other blog hop cards, thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend :)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

MIM #54 & Freshly Made Sketches #23

I haven't played along with a PTI Make It Monday in awhile, but I thought this Glitter Button technique was pretty cool, so I gave it a shot...and plus I got my release package today, so you KNOW I had to play with it :) So here is a card I created for Phillip's cousin who is getting married next month:

And here's the sketch I used from this week's Freshly Made Sketches Challenge:

I used the new PTI Beautiful Butterflies set that came in today, and oh do I love it! All the different butterflies, and the gorgeous sentiments, too. It was a lot of fun using it, and I only used one die and 3 butterflies...many more to play with later! And at the bottom you notice my glittered buttons. It was a neat and easy technique. You'll also notice the new Aqua Mist patterned paper that came in my package, too.

Everything on this card is PTI except the pearls and the ink (SU). It was hard for me to leave that "blank" space on the right side, but I'm trying so hard to stick to the sketch. I think it turned out to be a very nice wedding card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Paper Smooches Sparks

Time for another Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge.

This card was inspired by...

This picture from Pinterest that PS offered us for this challenge. Head on over to the Sparks blog to give it a shot yourself here.

I used some really old scrapbooking pinking shears scissors (that I can't believe I still had, LOL!) to cut around the SU Sizzix heart die that I used to give it the look from the picture. I thought about sewing on it, too, but decided to just go for twine wrapped around the heart.

The background is from Market Street Stamps and I thought it gave the kraft paper a look sort of similar to the mesh in the background of the photo. The bat and sentiment are of course from Falling For You.

The twine is from Divine Twine and the cardstock is PTI, all other supplies are listed above. Thanks for stopping by to check out my card :)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Freshly Make Sketches #22

I decided to make a card using my MSS prize stamps and the Freshly Made Sketches challenge for this week.

Here's the sketch, you can check it out for yourself here.

This little bird and sentiment came in the set that I won. The DSP is all from SU (can you tell I've been going through my stash lately?)

The cute little bird ribbon was in the dollar bin at Michaels awhile back. I thought it went nicely with this card :)

Hope you had a great weekend!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

CPS 5th Anniversary Day 15 Sketch #231

I made it through all 15 sketches of the CPS 5th Anniversary Challenge! Whoo hoo!! Here's Day 15's card and just in time as the link closes tonight ;)

Here's the sketch that I used:

Isn't this lion with the lamb so sweet? It's from my new Paper Smooches set :) And so is the sentiment.

The kraft ribbon is from PTI and so is the Aqua Mist cardstock. The DSP is all from an old SU pack. The oval and scalloped oval punches are also from SU.

I got together with my friend Suzanne for crafting today, so I decided to make more of the cards since they turned out so cute, so here's the lot of them :)

Fingers crossed that I win the grand prize!! ;)