Monday, February 28, 2011

Sketchy Mocha Joe & A Birthday

Today's first card uses the new Mocha Joe stamp from Whipper Snapper and the February Sketch For You To Try. Here's the sketch if you're interested.

I went with a Kraft card base and added some fun papers from the Gerlie line by My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose collection. I paper pieced the coffe mug for some extra color. The ribbon trim is a layer of hand dyed ribbon and pom pom trim.
Next up is a birthday card for my Niece. She turns 21 today! For her card I used the Big Bday Cake Chicken also from Whipper Snapper. The designer papers are from the Mabel line of the same collection as above. Love all the Stella and Rose 6x6 paper pads from My Mind's Eye. I used more of the same ribbon treatment on this card.
I dyed several more colors of ribbon this weekend and I have more pom pom trim so I'm sure you'll be seeing more of this ribbon treatment.

I hope you all had a great weekend. Thanks for stopping. Happy Stamping!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Never "Dessert" You

My girlfriend had a dream the other night that I left her stranded at the gym so before I picked her up last night to go workout I put this card together for her. I thought it was especially fitting since most of the time we're working out we talk about food.

The sentiment is computer generated and the cupcake stamp is from Whipper Snapper. The papers are from the Alphabet Soup Girl collection by My Mind's Eye. We had a good laugh when I gave it to her last night. Hope you're having a great week. Thanks for stopping. Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Oh My Joe Mug

Did you see the great Joe Mug from Crate and Barrel that Cath posted on the Moxie Fab World blog yesterday? I was so inspired by the great colors of the mug graphics that I had to pull out some supplies and make a card. I used chalk Ink pads, the Papertrey Ink Everyday Classics set for the cups and the Clear & Simple Stamps special edition Thinking of You set for the sentiment.

This card came together very quickly and easily because of the great inspiration piece. Love that!
 I hope you're having a great day. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy Stamping!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Cuckoo For Friday

Good morning. Today's card features more adorable Whipper Snapper stamps. The images are from Anna Wight's Little Critters cling set. You'll notice in the set that the bird stamp faces left so to get a second bird facing right I tried the reverse stamping technique (also called mirror image technique). I inked the bird image and stamped it on a solid oval stamp and then stamped the oval stamp to get the reverse image of the bird.

The images are colored with Copics and the birds were cut out and mounted with pop dots for some dimension. The sentiment is computer generated. I love how versatile stamps can be just by adding a computer generated sentiment.

 The paper is Making Memories Great Escape and I think it's a perfect match for my cuckoo birds. Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you're having a wonderful week. Happy Stamping!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Friends Forever

My Mind's Eye posted this sketch challenge on their blog and I found some time to play along.
For my card I used the Out & About paper line from My Mind's Eye. The heart detail was made by cutting out a heart shape for the base and then making a bunch of paper roses to cover the base. On top of the heart I added a tag with some ribbon and a heart charm.

Thanks so much for stopping. I hope you're having a wonderful week. Happy Stamping.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Playing with Muslin, Burlap and Spellbinders

I don't have a card to share with you today but I do have some crafty goodness. My niece asked me about the possibility of making some muslin flowers to tie around mason jars for wedding table decorations so I told her I would make her some samples. I ran 5 pieces of muslin through my cuttlebug with a large scalloped circle spellbinders die and then 1 piece of burlap with a smaller scalloped circle die to create my first attempt at a flower. It was so easy to put together which would be great for mass producing and I really like the results. I'm planning to work on some more samples for her this weekend in case she isn't as excited about this one as I am. :)

If you'd like to make some of these, all you need is 5 pieces of muslin and 1 burlap piece. Take one muslin circle, fold it in half and then in half again by bringing the edges to the center to form a point. You can see a sample of one circle folded in the bottom left of this photo. Once you have done that to four of the muslin circles, sew them to the fifth piece for your base. Next, place the burlap piece in the center and stitch it down with a button. Couldn't be easier.

I used a glue dot to adhere one of the flowers to my button jar as a sample. I can envision these flowers on all kinds of projects. Wouldn't they be cute on headbands and cards and scrapbook pages and pillows? I'm thinking a banner would be really fun too. Maybe I'll work on one for the bridal shower.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you've had a wonderful week and are able to do something fun and crafty this weekend. Happy Stamping Crafting!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

PTI Color Challenge

Papertrey asked each design team member to post a favorite color combo and then posted a challenge to create with the featured combos. I chose to work with ripe avocado, spring rain, dark chocolate, and kraft from the combo that Heather Nichols posted.

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Test post from my phone.

Just a test to see if I am now able to blog from my phone.

Here are some of my Valentine decorations this year. I love decorating the piano each holiday.

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Hambo Hoedown

So I missed the deadline to post my challenge card for the first week of the Hambo Hoedown but not this week. This week I'm all ready. Let's start with the card for last week's challenge though since I did make one. The challenge was to make a football themed card using the Football Girl digi. Since my hubbie is a die-hard Packer fan it was easy to pick the colors for my card. :)

Now for this week's challenge you are to make a card using any Hambo image and a heart. If you participated last week you get the free EyeMonster image to use but otherwise just use any Hambo image. I went with the Frog Prince image for my card and a computer generated sentiment. The heart is cut out from chipboard and inked with Fired Brick Distress Ink. The heart and frog are mounted with pop dots for some dimension. I also added some glitter to the frog's crown and fur trimmed cape.

 Remember that you can click on the images to make them bigger. Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday. Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New Challenge from Papertrey Ink

Have you seen the new challenge from Papertrey Ink? It's call Make It Mondays. Here's a link with all the details. This weeks challenge is to create a card using similar messages with a variety of fonts from several PTI sets. I went with a congratulations/graduation theme using sentiments from Everyday Classics, Scattered Showers, Delightful Dalia and For the Graduate.

 The wishing you sentiment was stamped with Kiwi Kiss SU ink and the rest of the sentiments were stamped with Versamark. The hat was also stamped with Kiwi and popped up with dimensionals. Thanks so much for stopping. I hope you have a great day. Happy Stamping!

Monday, February 7, 2011

How about Hambo

Today's card uses a digital image from Hambo stamps. It's the Wee Henry Hockey image plus one of the  two sentiments that are included. The image is colored with Copics and mounted with pop dots. Since I'm planning to give this to my nephew I went with twine and a button instead of ribbon and a bow.

I hope you're having a great day. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Happy February 1st!

Wow, can you believe it's already February? Before you know it Valentine's day will be here. Speaking of which, did you see the beautiful Count Down to Cupid Day project that Shanna Vineyard posted on her blog? It's amazing! I think I'm going to have to try making something similar.

I don't have a valentine project to share today but I do have a couple more Whipper Snapper cards. Let's start with a baby card using the Anna Wight cling set Bundle of Joy. I paired it with some papers from the DCWV Nana's Nursery line.

Here is a side view showing that the cow was stamped twice and paper pieced for some added dimension.

For the second card I pulled out some Cosmo Cricket papers and the Little Critters Anna Wight cling set. I kept the details simple so the focus would be on the cute little owl in the center of the paper rosette.

 Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you're having a wonderful week. Happy Stamping!