Thursday, March 30, 2017

Ways To Use Get Well Cards

Here's my card for today's Ways To Use It challenge.  Lisa chose a theme of Ways To Use get well cards. I have seen some really cute cards with band-aids.  I wanted to do something simple for my card.  However, I just kept fussing and fussing and fussing with it.  I started with some coloring.  Then, I moved on to tearing and distressing.  Next up, I did some embossing and distressing.  Finally, I added some epoxy stickers and called it done.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Kathy Davis bandaid, Studio G sentiment; Paper: Spectrum Noir White, Marina Mist, DCWV Basics and Brights dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Marina Mist, Blush Blossom; Accessories: Woodgrain embossing folder, Copic Markers, Recollections epoxy stickers, stampin' dimensionals, stampin' sponge, MM edge distresser.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Hello Beautiful

As per usual, I am miles behind most trends.  But look at this washi tape.  I just love it.  I played along with the Featured Stamper challenge on Splitcoaststampers today.  Heidko has a beautiful gallery and it was hard to make a choice about what I was going to use as the basis for my card. 

Her card featured a lovely water colored plaid  with a die cut sentiment and flower.  I opted for die cut hearts and a washi tape with a sentiment printed on it.

Thanks for looking!

Details - Paper: Snow Storm Smooth, Pool Party; Ink: Pool Party; Accessories: washi tape, Verve heart quartet die, zig painty gold pen, stampin' sponges, stampin' dimensionals.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Inspired Again!

Oh yes, this was a fun challenge!  Yesterday I posted about the Inspiration challenge.  I had to play again. Really, I had five separate tabs open on my computer after looking at girlgeek101's Inspiration! Pinterest board. If I didn't have household responsibilities, I probably would have played all day long.  As it was, I put off a fair amount of chores.  
This is the inspiration piece that I used for my card.  I really wanted something more colorful from my patterned paper stash, but it just wasn't there.  Instead, I brightened up the monochrome pattern with a hot pink ribbon and mat.  I opted for the clean and simple style because that is just me!

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamp: Azalea (Power Poppy); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth, Melon Mambo, Heidi Swapp dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Circle punches, thin satin ribbon, Tin Type impression plate (PTI), stampin' dimensionals, Touch Twin Marker

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Inspired Today

There isn't a Friends of Flourishes design team challenge today, but I hit up Splitcoaststampers for today's Inspiration challenge.  Today's hostess, girlgeek101 offered up an inspiration board on Pinterest as fodder for creations this week.  I chose this piece to work with:
A pencil eraser, a paint brush and a sponge dauber were the main tools to create today's card! Of course, I used Flourishes stamp set named Winter Birds.  I think I translated it pretty well to a card.  I'm pleased.  I didn't even notice the silver bird in the bottom corner of the photo until I showed my daughter the pin.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Details - Stamps: Winter Birds (Flourishes); Paper: So Saffron, Basic Gray, White; Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Soft Suede, So Saffron, Smoky Slate, Rubber Stampede turquoise, Basic Gray; Accessories: pencil eraser, paint brush, white craft ink, Linen & Canvas impression plate (PTI), sponge dauber, stampin' dimensionals.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Friends of Flourishes and Ribbon

Hello and Happy Saturday! It’s Toni bringing you this week’s Friends of Flourishes theme. With the wonderful selection of ribbon that Flourishes carries, I decided that this week's theme should be ribbon. Today, you will be treated to some luxurious ribbon and beautiful Flourishes images.
My card features both the solid and outline images of the small camellia from the Flourishes set called Camellia Love. I experimented with different mediums as I stamped on the ribbon.  I tried to color in the outlined image, but instead used the solid camellia image because I didn't want my ink to dry.
The beautiful camellias in this set were penned by Beverly Cole. The set contains four floral images and six lovely sentiments that can be mixed and matched. Now it's time to visit the Friends of Flourishes and see what they have created with clean and simple style: Davi, Gloria, Kren, Shirley, Toni and Vickie.

Thanks for stopping by!

Details – Stamps: Camellia Love (Flourishes); Paper: Ivory (Flourishes), Regal Rose; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Regal Rose, Crumb Cake; Accessories: Wide ivory silk ribbon (Flourishes), 1/4" celery silk ribbon, impression plate, sponge dauber, double-sided adhesive.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Scor-Pal March "More Than One Score" Anything Goes Review

Can you believe that we are in the middle of March already?  I can't believe it either!  This month the Scor-Pal More Than One Score challenge is an Anything Goes challenge.  If you pop over to the Scor-Pal blog, you will see a fun and easy box tutorial by Lois.

I made another wine box.  Seriously, I will never again buy a wine bag!  I had a few questions about how to make this project.  The good news is that it isn't really that hard.  
For this project, you will need:
  • Scor-Pal
  • Scor-Tape
  • One 11" x 12" piece of card stock
  • Six 1 1/4" x 7 3/4" pieces of card stock
  • Six 1 1/8" x 7 5/8" pieces of patterned paper
  • Paper snips
  • Hole punch
  • Pencil
  • Ribbon
  • Stamps
  • Ink
  • Embellishments as desired
Place the 11" x 12" piece of card stock with the 12" side along the fence of the Scor-Pal. Score at 2" and 10".
Rotate 90 degrees. With your 11" side along the fence of the Scor-Pal, score at 1 3/4", 3 1/2", 5 1/4", 7", 8 3/4" and 10 1/2'".
With a pencil, mark at 7/8", 2 5/8", 4 3/8", 6 1/8", 7 7/8" and 9 5/8". 
Fold and burnish all of the score lines.
Trim off both 1/4" x 2" rectangles seen here.
Trim from the top down and from the bottom up 2" to the score line.  This creates 6 tabs on the top and 6 tabs on the bottom.
With Scor-Tape, adhere 6 strips of 1 1/8" x 7 5/8" designer paper to 6 strips of 1 1/4" x 7 3/4" strips of card stock.
With more Scor-Tape, adhere one strip to each scored panel on the box.
Use the pencil mark on the top 6 tabs as a guide to cut down from the center to each edge of the tab, creating triangle shaped tabs.
Punch a 1/4" hole in the center of each triangle tab.
Line the 1/4" x 8" tab with Scor-Tape.
Remove the adhesive backing and adhere tab to the inside of the opposite end panel, forming a hexagon shaped tube.
Line 5 of the bottom tabs with Scor-Tape.
Place bottle in tube at this time to support the shape of the box as you secure the bottoms tabs. Fold the tab with no Scor-Tape in first.  Then, remove adhesive backing and stick down the rest of the tabs in clockwise fashion.
Thread ribbon through the punched holes in the triangle tabs and tie a bow.
Embellish the finished wine bottle box as desired.
I stamped a simple tag with some silver cording to hand around the neck of the bottle. It can personalized for the occasion or for the recipient. The possibilities are endless for this type of project.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Details - Stamps: Bigger Blooms (PTI); Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Gray, Recollections Country Home dp; Ink: Blushing Bride, Basic Gray; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, hole punch, paper snips, wide gray organdy ribbon, silver cording, Silver Fox Smooch.

*Adapted from this video tutorial.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Friends of Flourishes & Masculine Cards

Hello and Happy Saturday!  This week Shirley, our hostess, has chosen the theme for the Friends of Flourishes Design Team challenge.  She asked us all to create a masculine card.  As always, this is a difficult task for me.  I just collect so many floral images that I had to really rack my brain to come up with an idea. Winter Birds to the rescue!  The Black Capped Chickadee worked perfectly here with some minimal embellishment.  
I find that texture always enhances a masculine card.  I grabbed some corrugated card stock and die a few leaves to back up my chickadee.  A simple knot in a silk ribbon finishes the card.  Hopefully my silk ribbon didn't ruin the masculine vibe that I was working toward.
Now, it's time to visit the Friends of Flourishes and see what they have created with beautiful water colors: Davi, GloriaKrenShirleyToniVickie.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Details - Stamps: Winter Birds (Flourishes); Paper: Ivory (Flourishes), Basic Gray, Corrugated card stock, plaid patterned paper; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Wide Ivory Silk Ribbon (Flourishes), leaf die, paper snips, Copic Markers, Copic Multiliner, white gel pen, double sided tape, liquid glue, glue dot.  

Monday, March 6, 2017

PTI Turns 10!

Papertrey Ink is turning 10!  Isn't that amazing?  With stamp company anniversaries, typically come challenges.  Papertrey is offering up some challenge.   The first one is to create a project using sample projects made with their Stitched Coasters Die.
I chose the number 1 coaster above.  The obvious choice to me was that I would need to make a square card.  I pulled turquoise, lavender and pink from the coaster and used those colors on my card.  Finally, I thought about stitching, but then I just didn't use thread.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Details - Stamps: Bigger Blooms (PTI); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth, Tempting Turquoise; Ink: Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, Tempting Turquoise, Gold; Accessories: Adhesive rhinestones, mat pack, piercing tool, Tin Type Impression Plate (PTI), stampin' dimensionals. 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

My Cup Overflows

I have been wanting to spend more time in my craft room, so I looked up yesterday's Inspiration challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  Since I have laundry going and the weather can't make up its mind (sun, rain, snow), I went ahead and played along.  
I chose this lovely piece from the Moleskine Pinterest board.  My card is definitely not the water colored beauty of my inspiration, but you can see some of the colors and subject matter repeated.  I grabbed my Flourishes set called My Cup Overflows and went to work.  I colored and I masked and I sponged.  I matted and I mounted and I scored.  A card was born!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Details - Stamps: My Cup Overflows (Flourisheslc); Paper: Whisper White, Black Licorice; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Pear Tart; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Square Lattice embossing folder, stampin' sponge, Copic Markers, white gel pen, stampin' dimensionals.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Friends of Flourishes & Vellum

Hello and Happy Saturday!  This week, Kren has chosen the theme for the Friends of Flourishes challenge.  She picked vellum as our focus for this week. I wanted to do something a little bit different with my vellum, so I created a kind of peek-a-boo window with it.  Hiding behind the vellum is a rose from Endearing Rose.  
Inside, you can see that I created a hinge at the top of my focal image.  A personal message can be written behind the rose, which I paired with a tiny sentiment from Small Words of Love and Kindness.
Now, it's time to visit the Friends of Flourishes and see what they have created with beautiful water colors:  Davi, GloriaKrenShirleyToniVickie.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
Details - Stamps: Endearing Rose (Flourisheslc), Small Words of Love and Kindness (Flourisheslc); Paper: White, Black, vellum, DCWV Southern Charm patterned paper; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Copic Markers, Twizzle embossing folder.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Using Stripes

Oh yes!  It's Thursday and Dr. Suess Day!  I'm the challenge hostess for today on Splitcoaststampers.  Dr. Suess has created many amazing characters.  For today, I picked the Cat in the Hat and his unforgettable striped hat as inspiration.  I challenged crafters to use stripes on their project.  I chose red and white striped paper to match the Cat in the Hat.  When I made this last night, I had no idea that I would be wearing that very same hat at work today.  Too bad I couldn't turn this sentiment into a button for today.  

Oh well, there is always next year!

Details - Stamps: Beautiful You (Verve); Paper:Whisper White(SU), Black Licorice(MFT), Tempting Turquoise (SU), DCWV Bolds & Brights dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Copic Markers, Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles, Scor-Tape, Wide satin ribbon, Recollections Rhinestones, stampin' dimensionals, Sakura Clear Star Gel Pen, Linen & Canvas impression plate. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Scor-Pal More Than One Score - March Anything Goes

Hello Crafty Friends!  It's March 1st and the Scor-Pal team is back with another challenge for you  March brings us another anything goes themed More Than One Score challenge.  By definition, it's a wide open challenge and you can use this opportunity to make whatever you are needing at this time.  Be sure to check out what the other design team members on the Scor-Pal Team have created. 
I am always pleasantly surprised at how easy some of these projects are.  I will never ever buy a wine bag again. This was just so simple and quick!  You can also personalize your wine box for your recipient or for the occasion. I guess I was feeling a little nostalgic as I created this wine box in an 80's color scheme.  I don't remember many chevron patterns from then, so there is my fresh twist!  

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your week!

Details - Stamps: Love Notes (Verve), Holiday Treats (Verve); Paper: Basic Gray(SU), Whisper White (SU), Black Licorice (MFT), Recollections Country Charm; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Smoky Slate, Pixie Pink; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, paper snips, hole punch, May Arts wired chevron ribbon, SU black organdy, MM Berry embroidery floss, Tagged Rectangle Die (Verve), stampin' dimensionals.