Monday, July 28, 2014

Friends and Lace and Pearls (07/28/14)

Good Monday morning to you!  Today's Friends of Speedy TV challenge is all about lace and pearls.  That got me thinking about royalty and the princess party my daughter attended yesterday.  Okay, it was really a bridal shower, but the hostess had the presence of mind to make it really fun for the little girls by incorporating a princess party of sorts.  We have a large family and quite a few of the young female cousins don't know each other well.  The hostess wanted to create friendship, family bonds and memories and make the upcoming wedding even more fun for these little girls.   I remember the flock of little girls around me when I was a bride and knew that my daughter would want to treat the bride-to-be the same way.  I created a gift card holder for my little princess to present to the queen and the You May Bow set worked out perfectly here.  I stamped the "Queen for the Day" sentiment on the spine and used the crown image on the front of the book.

Inside, I stamped another sentiment and the gift card fits perfectly!  This little gift card holder would also fit some candies if one was so inclined.  I'm quite pleased with the finished product and so is my daughter.  It was also one way for me to show the bride that I am excited and happy for her even though I am not attending the shower.
Let's not forget that Mark's Finest Papers generously offers a stamp set to one lucky participant.  This week is Year of the Horse.  Here is a look at this set:
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Details - Stamps: You May Bow (MFP); Paper: Confetti White, BG Sugared dp, chipboard; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, paper snips, Copic Markers, Kaisercraft latte pearls, Stampin' Up! lace, sponge dauber, stampin' dimensionals, corner chomper.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hang In There Reject

Good Morning!  I wanted to share a little project with you that I made for a Paper Crafts call got it, it was rejected.  Now, to be honest, I am not really broken up about it.  I'm sure that they get thousands of submissions and have to chose exactly what is working for the issue that they are putting together.  I adore these little baskets and have made a couple of them.  Like most 3-D projects, they are not as hard as they look! 
With a few scores and a few snips, some punches, scor-tape and brads, this little treasure comes together in a jiffy!  Plus, I used a darling Verve set on this project!  I adore Verve fonts!!!
Thanks for looking and have a fabulous day!
Details - Stamps: Always On My Mind (Verve); Paper: Fancy Pants Designs Hopscotch dp, Very Vanilla; Ink: Basic Gray; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, paper snips, Corner chomper, circle punches, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Stardust Stickles, brads, gold thread, stampin' dimensionals.  

Monday, July 21, 2014

Friends and Shapes (7/21/14)

Good Monday morning!  I am back with another Friends of Speedy TV challenge for you.  Today, we are making shaped cards.  I couldn't resist this lily again.  I colored it like a Stargazer Lily and chose my Spellbinders Star dies for my shape.  I die cut two stars and made a quick little score horizontally across the top point of the star.  Beyond that, I adhered the two dies together with a tiny piece of Scor-Tape to create my card base. 
Of course, my lily image comes from the Tiger Lily set and my sentiment comes from a mini set called Yikes A Mouse.  I'm so glad I dug that one out.  It's time for me to play with it some more.  Let's not forget that Mark's Finest Papers offers up a free stamp set to one lucky participant.  This week that stamp set is Hoppy Easter.  Take a look at it here:
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful start to the week!
Details - Stamps: Tiger Lily (MFP), Yikes A Mouse (MFP); Paper: Regal Rose, Choice Snow White (TE); Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Spellbinders Star dies, small & large oval punch, stampin' dimensionals, Copic & Touch Twin Markers, Stardust Stickles, Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, white organdy ribbon.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

More Than One Score To Date

Whew!  This has been a great weekend for getting caught up!  I have a couple of projects to show you today.  Scor-Pal runs monthly challenges to make a project with more than one score, following a particular theme.  The theme for May was to include a stamped image and I made this tent card.
I'm still experimenting with how I best like to close it up on the bottom, but I think this turned out marvelously!  Here is a view from the side. 
The month of July has a new theme and that is to create a project with "More Than One Score" in a patriotic way or with the colors of your country.  I made this mini notepad in red, white and blue!
Here you can see how I decorated the top of my note pad.
In this picture, you can see the red, white and blue inserted pages!  The "glue" holding together my note pad is over my trusty Scor-tape.  Scor-tape is great for everything!
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope your weekend was as productive as mine!
Details - Azalea Tent Card - Stamps: Azalea (Power Poppy); Paper: Whisper White, Choice Snow White (TE), Black Licorice (MFT), Studio G dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-tape, Spellbinders Nestabilities, stampin' dimensionals, Copic Markers, circle punches, Sakura clear star gel pen, silver cording.  Music Score Note Pad - Stamps: Just a Note (MFP); Paper: Choice Snow White, Bashful Blue, Unknown red, Recollections Pin Dot dp; Ink: Bashful Blue, Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-tape, two way glue pen, Tiny Twinkles (TE). 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Ways To Use It Gone By

I've missed out on posting a couple of cards from June when I hosted the Ways To Use It challenge.  My challenge here was for crafters to use crayons on their card somehow.  I did one of my all time favorite techniques, emboss resist.  I used both white and yellow crayons to color my daisy and then brayered the blue ink over the top!
This challenge was all about feathers!  Feathers are pretty trendy right now. When I am the challenge hostess, I like to pick challenges that most can participate in, so I give a wide berth to interpreting my challenge.  This card was fun to create with a couple of different background stamps and some fun die cuts.
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend.
Details - Resisting Daisies - Stamps: All Natural (SU), Good Thinking:Renewal (Power Poppy); Paper: Pool Party, Black Licorice, glossy white, Choice Snow White (TE), Recollections Primary Pin Dot paper; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Pool Party; Accessories: white crayon, yellow crayon, stampin' dimensionals, oval punches, brayer, self-adhesive pearls, Gray Copic Marker.  A Feathered Birthday - Stamps: Linen Background, Something to Celebrate, French Foliage (SU); Paper: Crumb Cake, Groovy Guava, Choice Snow White (TE); Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso; Accessories: SU vintage brads, feather die cuts, sponge dauber, corner chomper.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Friends and Catching Up

It seems that I might have gotten a bit off track and not blogged about a couple of challenge cards!  This beauty was for a Friends of Speedy TV challenge to create a sympathy card.  I just really love the sentiment and I think it speaks to the need one has when they reach for a sympathy card.  When I made this card, I stamped and colored it first.  Then I embossed straight over the top, filling in the gaps of the image with a Versamark pen so that my entire butterfly shines.. Then I sponged around the image and the sentiment in a soft blue green color.
This set of note cards comes from the Friends of Speedy TV challenge to create just that, a set of note cards.  My set also included a yellow polka dotted card, but I couldn't make the photo work out right.  There were some really beautiful sets created, you will want to follow the link and check them out!
Thanks for stopping by as I catch up a bit!  have a wonderful weekend!
Details - Mosaic Butterfly - Stamps: Butterfly Essence (MFP), Swallowtail (MFP); Paper: Choice Snow White (TE); Ink: Tuxedo Black, Soft Sky, Versamark; Accessories: Clear embossing powder, heat tool, sponge dauber, Copic Markers, corner chomper.  Polka Dot Notecards - Stamps: Lots of Words (MFP); Paper: Choice Snow White (TE), Black Licorice (MFT), Recollections dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: circle punch, scor-tape, black taffeta ribbon.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sun & Moon & Heavenly Harmony - A Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
July Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Featured  July 15
Chinese Take Out
Featured July 16
Coneflowers & Roses
Featured July 17
Featured July 18
Sun and Moon & Heavenly Harmony
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All six winners will be announced on July19, 2014 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!).  The deadline for commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday July 18, 2014.
With the Sun & Moon set, I felt an urge to create a wall hanging.  I thought about tile, but my girl is a busy girl and would likely get it down from time to time.  I decided paper was a safer bet for my household.  As it turns out, I had the perfectly colored purple rhinestones in my collection to go with my moon!
Heavenly Harmony is up next.  I fussy cut this image three times in three different colors.  It was time consuming but great fun.  I only colored my layers just a teeny bit and added sparkle to the small stars with my Sakura Clear Star gel pen. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to see what Janine has done with this wonderful new set!  Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.
Details - Purple Moon - Stamps: Sun & Moon (MFP); Paper: Black Licorice (MFT), Elegant Eggplant, Choice Snow White (TE); Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Corner punch, Copic Markers, Kaisercraft Rhinestones, Scor-tape, dimensional adhesive, Elegant Eggplant grosgrain ribbon.  Sun Waves - Stamps: Heavenly Harmony (MFP); Paper: Choice Snow White, Black Licorice, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, Tempting Turquoise; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Copic & Touch Twin Markers, Bigz XL Tasteful Trim die, paper snips, stampin' dimensionals, Sakura Clear Star gel pen.