Showing posts with label Amuse. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Amuse. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Little Tangles #3

Little Tangles #3
 
Merry Christmas! So I screwed up this morning and posted the PTI blog hop card a day early LOL! So I'm saving that one until tomorrow. In the meantime, here is the card that I made for this week's Little Tangles Color challenge:
 
 
The sentiment and note are from Neat and Tangles. Its hard to tell from the photo, but they are stamped in red. The washi tape is from Recollections, the ribbon from Amuse, the cardstock from PTI, the patterned paper from My Mind's Eye, and the snowflake from Sizzix. The cool sequin looking stick on eyelets were in some happy mail from one of my 12 Kits friends, Jeanne. Thanks, Jeanne!
 
I hope you were all as lucky as I was this Christmas in the craft department...I got tons of Lawn Fawn sets, some cardstock, ribbon, buttons, and a subscription to CARDS magazine!!!!


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Lawnscaping #48: Make It Shine Take #2

Lawnscaping: Make It Shine #2
 
Here is the other card that I made last night for the Make It Shine challenge that Lawnscaping has going on. I used those awesome rhinestone balloons that were also in the little package Sharron sent my way :) I found out through a Christmas letter that one of my fellow Marine wives from back when Phillip and I were first married, is pregnant with her second child. So I made this to send her way :)
 
 
The mat stack die is from PTI, the ribbon from Amuse, stamps and sentiment from Lawn Fawn, patterned paper from My Mind's Eye. The clouds are from MFT.
 
I just stepped out of my craft room to make lunch, but I got two more cards made today, whoo hoo! Hope you are getting some extra crafty time like me :)


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Paper Smooches Designer Drafts Aug. 2012 Take #2

Paper Smooches Sparks Designer Drafts August 2012 Take 2

I played along with this sketch the first time and made a card totally different from the one above. I like this one way better! This is another entry into the Sparks DT search. I used "Pip Squeaks" for all the little hanging baby items. I just drew the clothesline on the paper. The cloud paper is from Amuse and the grass punch is from Martha Stewart. I changed up the sentiment (it usually says "Here we grow again" on two separate lines) by masking and taking the "you" from the "Word Up Set" (the actual sentiment said "Thank You") and the Congratulations is from "Simply Said." The pearls are from Recollections. This card is for a co worker who I found out is pregnant with her second child, love the sentiment!



Saturday, October 13, 2012

Paper Smooches Sparks

Paper Smooches Sparks Dec.2011- Jan 2012

Hi all, I'm going back through all the old PS Sparks challenges to enter into the Sparks DT search, and I came across this one from Dec. 2011-Jan. 2012 that I never played with:


All the colors were fun to work with. I took the colors of the words and put them into the peacock's feathers. Then also into the word "colors" at the bottom of the card. I used "Alphadot" to create the sentiment which I thought went well because it is a bird card! The peacock is from "My Peeps." The cool peacock embossing folder I got on sale at my local stamp store, the ribbon is from Amuse (did you notice the tie has multiple color ribbons in it?) and the double ended banner die and cardstock are from PTI. The inks are from SU. I can't tell you all how much I would love to be a part of the PSS DT, I'm going to keep trying, and I've got my fingers crossed that I make it!


Monday, September 24, 2012

Retro Sketches #30

Retro Sketches #30

I'm getting a head start on my Halloween cards...can you tell?? ;) Here I used my two Paper Smooches Halloween sets. The eyes are from "Spookalicious" the spider, sentiment, and spiderweb are from "Halloweenies." When I first saw the eyes in the set, I knew I wanted to emboss them on a black base to make it look like spooky eyes were watching you from the night sky. So that's what I did...and I did it for this sketch:


The ribbon and card base are from Amuse. The cardstock is from PTI, and so is the double ended banner die. The twine is from the Twinery. This card was a fun one to make :)

I hope you had a great weekend! Mine was busy. I spent Saturday getting my kits for my hostess month of the 12 Kits of Christmas ready (and they're still not done, I'm waiting for the brand new PS Christmas sets that I should be getting maybe tomorrow, to add a few more goodies before I mail them out). Then Sunday I spent making a hat for my niece. She is having a Yo Gabba Gabba themed party for her 1st birthday in a couple of weeks. So I made her a fluffy orange hat that looks like the one the DJ wears in the show. I have one more thing to add to it then I'll post it for you all to see. Although it will look much cuter when you get to see her in it!


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Retro Sketches #28

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This past Saturday we went apple picking with a couple of our friends. We spent hours there, this place was huge! We took a hayride to 3 different orchards. I picked all Honey Crisp since they're my favorite, though :) Then on Sunday I spent all day in the kitchen canning. I made apple salsa, apple butter, and then apple pie (not canned). I've tried it all now, and the only thing was that the salsa was not liquidy enough. Anyway, I wanted to give them a little thank you note to let them know we had a great time. I used this week's Retro Sketches sketch:


I used Paper Smooches "Autumn Grooves" to create the little tree. I used the Amuse woodgrain paper for the trunk, and in a different color for the card base. The gingham paper is from Lilly Bee Designs, and the ribbon from SU. 

On another note, I'm still learning a lot about photos. Last night I think I figured out how to do the white balance, and I definitely think it made a difference. I also think I figured out how to keep the pictures larger rather than the one yesterday I was having a problem with. Hope you're having a great week so far!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Happy Birthday, Kara!

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Today is the birthday of one of my crafty friends from my 12 Kits of Christmas group, Kara! Kim put together a fun blog hop for her to celebrate today, so of course I wanted to be involved! :) I made this card with Paper Smooches, a brand new set called "Jive Turkey." I love this little chief, and the sentiment that goes along with him! Inside it says "celebrate." The card base is made from Amuse paper, the ribbon and Mat stack are PTI. I used some of my new inks for the sentiment and Copics to color the chief.

Kara, I hope your day was awesome! If this card hasn't made it to you yet, its on its way :) Now go spend money on crafty stuff and eat some cake :)

Let's go on over a check out the other girl's blogs for the cards that they made for Kara. 



Friday, August 24, 2012

Paper Smooches Sparks Cool Shades: August 2012

Here's another card made with some of my birthday goodies :)


I used this week's Paper Smooches Sparks Cool Shades challenge. Here are the colors:


This is the brand new "Autumn Grooves" set. Wonder where that "moon" came from? Well, I used the pumpkin from the "Spookalicious" set and just cut off the stem! Everything else is from the "Autumn Grooves" set.


All the cardstock is from PTI, so is the button. The ribbon is from Amuse.




I love autumn, and I can't wait for it to get here. I love the cool air, the pumpkin flavored everything, and the colors! I never got to see fall growing up in FL, so I really cherish it now :)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Paper Smooches Sparks Trend Watch: August 2012

So I'm back from my exciting day and got right into my craft room. I will share some pics with you and tell you all about it, probably tomorrow, so stay tuned! In the meantime, I wanted to make sure I get entered into this week's Paper Smooches Sparks challenge with this card:



This week's challenge was to make a travelicious card.




So for Paper Smooches stamps, I used 3 sets: "Get Outta Town," "Metropolis," and "Alphadot." The United States is from an Amuse set. That cute little Bingo card I got today at Absolutely Everything it is from Simple Stories. There are a bunch of different cards on one 12x12 sheet.


The houndstooth paper is from My Mind's Eye. The cardstock is PTI. I also used the PTI double ended banner die for the "travels" sentiment which I created using Alphadot letters.


Phillip laughed saying that the mountains don't go there, but those who know me know geography is not my strong suit...at least I got the palm trees and NYC in the right general area ;)


This card took me a long time to make, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. It is not CAS by any means, but definitely fun (and we know after this morning that CAS is not that easy for me!) I hope you all had a wonderful weekend :)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Runway Inspired Challenge #15

My new stamping friend Jenn is the creator of the Runway Inspired Challenge Blog, so I decided to play along this week to support her (and because it is a really cool blog, so you should check it out, too!) Phillip is going to be traveling to London for work soon, so I thought it would be fun to make him this card with my Amuse British Invasion set:




Here is the inspiration photo:


I was inspired by the colors and the "weaving" pattern. So that is what I did, I created a weaved paper pattern with PTI cardstock. Those two little white strips were scraps...can't believe I was able to put such a small scrap to use!


The heart is from a PS set (almost all of their sets have hearts in them!) but the sentiment and stamps are from the British Invasion set.




Hope you have some fun plans for the weekend! I'm going to a card class with a friend on Sunday and am hoping to go blueberry picking on Saturday :)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Paper Smooches Sparks: Designer Drafts June 2012

So here is the idea that I was telling you about that I had for this PS eagle from the "Circle of Honor" set...I recently received the Amuse set "Wish you were here" and thought that the eagle would look perfect in front of the US...I think it turned out pretty cute :)



This card is using the sketch from this week's Paper Smooches Sparks challenge:


The twine is from the Twinery and the patterned paper I used is from an October Afternoon pack called 5 & Dime (I got this for seriously cheap at the yard sale I went to last weekend!) The sentiment is also from the Circle of Honor set. The tea dye duo ink is PTI and so is the cardstock. The ink for the US is from SU.






I haven't been around as much lately as I'd like. I've been really busy with work and my volunteer group (that I'm now the president of!) but also, I got to meet Michael J. Fox on Friday night! We had a photo opportunity with him, also, so as soon as I get the photo I'll share it with you all and tell you more about the awesome experience :) But because of all of this, I also have a pile of unfinished Father's Day cards on my dining room table :( One of my stamping friends is coming over tomorrow and I will not stop until I finish them and they WILL be sent out tomorrow!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Paper Smooches Sparks: May Picture Perfect

A sweet family friend has been getting into die cutting lately, she just bought her first Sizzix! So she has been buying dies like crazy, which gets her free gifts. She was so sweet to share one with me and I just received the surprise gift in the mail last week! So I wanted to send her a thank you card. I used this week's Sparks challenge to create this card:



This is the inspiration photo from this week's challenge:


When I saw the aqua piano and the plates, I immediately thought of water and bubbles. So my "plates" are different patterned bubbles. The patterned paper is from two different Lillybee Designs packs. The fish is from Paper Smooches "Birthday Buddies." The "gillfriend" sentiment is from "Surf and Turf" and "merci" is from "Good Gab."


The water punch is from Fiskars, the ribbon is from Amuse, the pearls from SU, and the cardstock from PTI.




We just got back from another fun camping weekend, this time on Cape Cod, it rained all day yesterday so that was a bummer, but we still had a blast :)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Paper Smooches Sparks: Cool Shades & Retro Sketches #12

You're a Good Egg :)


This card combines the colors from the most recent PS Sparks challenge and the sketch from this week's Retro Sketches.




This card is just fun. I really like the sketch and the colors are bright and cheery.


The Paper Smooches set I used is called Wake Up. The images and sentiment come from this set. The patterned paper and cardstock is all from PTI. The ribbon is from Amuse and the border punch is SU.



Happy Monday to you all...getting closer to our 3 day weekend at the end of this week :)