Thursday, April 27, 2017

Ways to Use Tea or T

This week's Ways To Use It challenge is being hosted by Sabrina this week and she has challenged us to use "tea" or "T" on our card.  My last post also brought you a pink creation, so you could correctly guess that this was an item that went into the "tickled pink" basket for our school secretary.  

I don't know about you, but I always misjudge the size of this darling pillow box die.  I always think it is bigger than it really is.  Anyhoo, I painted a paper doily with my brewed tea and then let it dry.  While it was drying, I embossed my card stock and then brayed some Versamark over the top.  I was going for a soft look, so I thought tone on tone would do it.  

I embellished with half of a doily, burlap twine and a die cut 11 medallion to fit my sentiment. I had to get creative and stamp it on the other half of the tea dyed doily.  Then I trimmed it to fit my pillow box.

Thanks for looking!

Details - Stamps: Perfect Words (SU); Paper: Blushing Bride; Ink: Soft Suede, Versamark; Accessories: tea, paper doily (SRM), May Arts burlap twine, Spellbinder circle nestabilities, pillow box die (SU), fluttering embossing folder, brayer, Scor-tape, glue dot.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Scor-Pal is "Pinspired"!

Hello Crafty Friends!  Our fearless team leader, Katie, has come up with a fabulous new feature for the Scor-Pal blog.  We are going to be "Pinspired" or inspired by something on the Scor-Pal Pinterest Board. Scor-Pal Design Team members will take turns updating, tweaking and sharing the tutorial once a month.  
I get to kick off the new feature with my Wine Bottle Box.  I found this gem on Crafty Caroline Creates.  I made my own version for the March Anything Goes challenge.  Then I wrote out the tutorial HERE.  I have said it before and I will say it again, "I will never buy a wine bottle bag again".  I was able to crank out a couple of these babies as gift packaging for two of my friend's birthdays.  A wine bottle packaged like this paired with a nice plant makes an impressive gift.  
Now, for something new! (I always try to give you something new, just in case you may have seen these posts before).  This week is Administrative Assistant Appreciation week at my school.  One of our teacher's organized a "We are tickled PINK to have you basket" and asked all staff to contribute something pink.  I snagged one of my old pins and made another flat backed treat box to house the pink grapefruit chapstick I bought.
Thanks for visiting!  Have a great day!

Details - Stamps: Cute-a-tude(MFT), Perfect Words (SU); Paper: Whisper White, Pebbles wood grain dsp; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Pink Pirouette; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape; Spellbinders wonky rectangles, sponge dauber, paper snips, Sakura clear star gel pen, Heart to Heart punch, corner chomper, Copic markers, Spica Atyou gel pens, stampin' dimensionals.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Friends of Flourishes, Layers and Layers

Hello and Happy Saturday! This week’s Friends of Flourishes theme is Layers and Layers.  I have nine layers, to be exact!  Our hostess, Kren, dreamed up this lovely challenge.  I went off grid a bit and made an A2 card box with the beautiful Flourishes, lc. set called Endearing Rose.  
 Here you have the top view of my box. This is my box lid and I have embellished it with a pair of birds.  I got a bit technique-y and colored three images to pop up some of the greenery, the male bird and then the flower to the right of the male.
The side view allows you to see all the layers and how I popped up a few of the pieces of my bird image.  

The rest of my team has created beautiful projects for your viewing pleasure.  Be sure to visit them:  Davi, GloriaKrenShirleyToni (you are here) and Vickie.  While you are visiting, you might also want to see the other stamp sets available from Flourishes, lc.  Thanks for stopping by!

Edited to add:  I also made this for the Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  I love making these boxes and have a tutorial for one on my blog.  You can find it here.  

Details: Stamps: Endearing Rose (Flourishes); Paper: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Smoky Slate, SEI Madeline dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Regal Rose; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Spellbinders dies, white ribbon, stampin' dimensionals, Copic Markers, paper snips, sponge dauber.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Halfway Through Scor-Pal's April More Than One Score

Hey there!  We are halfway through the month of April and this month's Interactive themed More Than One Score challenge.  Be sure to check out the Scor-Pal blog, so that you can see Isia's beautiful box.  She will have her tutorial posted today!  Follow her tutorial to create a project fitting this month's theme or create your own interactive project.
I've resurrected a project of my own that matches Isia's tutorial.  Make sure you follow all the challenge rules and link up your project so we can see your work too!

Challenge Rules:
1. Each entry must have "More Than One Score"*, mention where the Scor-Pal tool was used and follow the theme.2. Entry can be combined with as many challenges as you like.3. 3 entries allowed per person.4. You must link back to the Scor-Pal blog to be considered for a prize.5. No backlinks will be accepted.6. Each challenge will last from the 1st day of the month until 10pm on the last day of that month.7. Winner will be announced on the 5th of the following month.8. Entries not adhering to the rules may be deleted.9. Prizes will be awarded when the challenge has at least 10 entries
* "More Than One Score" means that a single scored fold card (ie: a simple square or rectangle) with no additional use of the Scor-Pal tool will not count as an entry.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friends of Flourishes, Anything Goes

Hello and Happy Saturday! This week’s Friends of Flourishes theme is an Anything Goes theme.  Of course, this kind of theme gives you the chance to make whatever you need in the moment.  I happen to need one more Easter card!  Flourishes, lc. has just released some darling Easter sets, so I went ahead and used them!
This week's Clean and Simple challenge at Splitcoaststampers is about eggs and an egg hunt.  That got me thinking and this is the card I dreamed up in my head.  I used both of the Vintage Easter and So This Is Easter sets recently released by Flourishes.  Both of these sets are available as a digital download and as a photopolymer stamp set.  
The rest of my team has created beautiful projects for your viewing pleasure.  Be sure to visit them:  Davi, GloriaKrenShirleyToni (you are here) and Vickie.  While you are visiting, you might also want to see the other stamp sets available from Flourishes, lc.  Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Vintage Easter (Flourishes, lc.), So This Is Easter (Flourishes, lc.); Ink: Tuxedo Black, Basic Gray; Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray; Accessories: Copic Markers, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Tin Type Impression Plate, washi tape, stampin' dimensionals, Copic multiliner, gold gel pen.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Dreams Kept

Oh boy, this was one of the last cards I made for VSN, Virtual Stamp Night, this go round!  I finished all the challenges last night.  I can't remember if I have ever done that and I'm pretty proud.  Of course, the timing of VSN was perfect for me.  VSN kicked off on the Friday that my Spring Break started, so I didn't have to work at all.

This card was made for Brenda's challenge to be inspired by the lyrics of Audition: The Fools Who Dream, a song from La La Land.  There was plenty to work with in the lyrics of the song.  I pulled from the chorus for my own card.   Since VSN challenges are time limited (projects must be completed in less than an hour), I used a Mojo Monday sketch.  
I've got one day left of my Spring Break, so I guess I will use that to get myself organized and ready to go back to school.  It's the big push to the end of the school year, filled with state testing and field trips! Have a wonderful finish to your weekend.

Details - Stamps: Blue Skies (Verve); Paper: MME In Bloom dp, DCWV La Creme; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake; Accessories:Circle punch, circle die, Scor-Tape, SEI Mia Bella trim, Sakura clear star gel pen, Copic Markers, stampin' dimensionals, sponge dauber.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Friends of Flourishes, Purple and Green

Hello and Happy Saturday! My team member, Davi, brings you this week’s Friends of Flourishes theme. This week's challenge is about a color combination, purple and green.  I don't know if Davi knew it or not, but those are my two favorite colors.   
When my mother was in the hospital, several weeks ago, I took stamped images and colored them.  This beautiful rose from the set named Endearing Rose has been sitting on my desk waiting for the right card. Davi's challenge presented just the right call for this image!  
The rest of my team has created beautiful projects for your viewing pleasure.  Be sure to visit them:  Davi, GloriaKrenShirleyToni (you are here) and Vickie.  While you are visiting, you might also want to see the six newly released stamp sets from Flourishes, lc. offered this week.  Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Endearing Rose (Flourishes,lc.), Small Words of Love and Kindness (Flourishes,lc.); Paper: Watercolor Paper, New Violet Collection (Flourishes,lc.), White; Ink: Tuxedo Black, River Rock, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke; Accessories: Copic Markers, Baby wipes, bone folder, paper snips, sponge dauber.