Monday, November 28, 2011

Make It Monday #42 and MFW - Tuesday Trigger

Made this card to enter into two challenges this week.

MFW- Tuesday Trigger - Red and Rustic
I liked the colors in the MFW inspiration photo and picked up the stripes off the pillows.

MIM #42 - Ribbon Pleating
The ribbon pleating technique is totally copied from Dawn McVey's MIM video. She really is the master at this, and I know my attempt is no where near her expertise here, but I like how it turned out :o)

My Card~click on the photo for a more detailed look

Cardstock: Base card is Recollections, PP is from DCWV, Vintage Cream is PTI
Stamp: Sentiment from Party Cupcakes by Inique
Embellies: Brown Satin Ribbon and buttons from Michael's

Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Make It Monday #42

This week on MIM, Betsy Veldman shows us how to make a card with Layered Background Sentiment stamps. It took me a while to come up with something, especially after checking out all of the beautiful cards posted this week...mine didn't quite come out the way it appeared in my head :0!

Check out the video here:

My Card: Click on the photo for a more detailed look

Cardstock: Base card is Cream, Deep red panel is Recollections; gold foil and leafy border are from my junk mail collection
Stamps: Ornament "hangers are from PTI's Fancy Flourishes; Ornaments and sentiments are from Mark's Finest
Ink: Black is from Ranger; Pink is from Tsukineko; Rose Red is SU; Silver glitter pen; Cotton Candy is the pink glitter from Stickles
Tools: Corner Rounder from EKSuccess
Embellies: Heart shaped bling in the center of each poinsettia is from A Muse

Hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving and long weekend~thank you for stopping by!

Friday, November 25, 2011

PTI Blog Hop - November

This month's PTI Blog Hop has a beautiful photo for oh-so-much inspiration.

You could probably make all your Christmas cards based on something in this gorgeous picture :o!

You can link up here:

My Card~ click on my photo for a closer look

Cardstock: Lime green base is from Recollections; Red, White and Plaid are from scraps
Stamps: the "garland" down the side is from PTI's Fall Elegance set just repeated 3 times;
Sentiment is American Crafts "Wonderland"; the tree (kinda Charlie Brown, isn't it ;-?) is from the adorable "Winter Wonderland" set by Recollections which was Blog Candy I won from Jamia Bankhead last year
Ink: Lime green is Studio G; Forest Green is from Printworks; gold and red glitter pens: Red ornaments and Crystal snow glitter from Stickles.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

MFW - Tuesday Trigger - Fall Bag

OK, this is my second card for this week's Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World! Soooo SHOCKING, I know :o!

Check out how creative everyone is here:

I cut circles (original, huh :?) out of the colored card stock and popped these pretty vellum butterflies from Martha Stewart that I have been hoarding for who knows how long....they are all glittered up already so there was not much more to add. Punched out the "Happy Birthday" with Martha Stewart's punch and glued it on the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments on my first post~I really enjoy hearing from you!

Friday, November 18, 2011

MFW Tuesday Trigger-Fall is in the bag

Moxie Fab World has this fun inspirational photo which I was not too sure about at first.
BUT I started thinking (I know, DANGER DANGER :) and this is what I came up with for another Thanksgiving card.
I took the colors pretty literally and punched out strips of daisies instead of circles. I used a tape runner to adhere the strips to the card diagonally then trimmed the excess off at the edges...have to remember to leave more card stock when taping these strips next time, cause I was poking glue out of the flower holes with a pin which was really time consuming :(

You can still join in here at Moxie Fab World:

My card~Click on the photo for a more detailed look see

Cardstock: Base card is Kraft and the other colors (Gray, Orange, Yellow, Brown, White and Turquoise) are from American Crafts, Recollections & Colorbox)
Tools: Daisy Lace border punch from Martha Stewart
Embellishments: Brown and White twisted crochet yarn is from Gala; glittered leaf and gold button from my stash

Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate you taking the time :o)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Make It Monday #40-Reverse Applique

This is really the first card I made for MIM #40, but had to get it mailed. I took the photo to post before running out to mail it.

If you have never tried this fun technique, here is the PTI video by Heather Nichols:

My Card~ Click on the photo for more details. There are two butterflies on the card that I used reversed applique, one on top and another at the bottom (which is hidden by the bow, I just noticed :() the center butterfly is another PTI technique from
MIM #34 - Make Your Own Chipboard Accents.

Cardstock: Base card is Stamper's Select White and prints on the butterflies are pieces of Guide Lines Paper Collection from PTI; Aqua blue is from Recollections and the Lace mat is from The Clever Factory
Stamps: Fancy Flourishes from PTI
Ink: Purple from Tsukineko which i embossed with Clear embossing powder
Tools: Classic Butterfly punch is Martha Stewart; Corner Rounder is EKSuccess; heat gun if from Marvy: Ribbon is from Nicole

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a good night :o)

Make It Monday #40-Reverse Applique

Need to quickly post this card to Make It Monday's Challenge , but I'll be back with details, K :o?

Hey I'm back to finish this entry ~ If you have some time to check out Make It Monday #40 highlighting Heather Nicole's video, you will see some amazing cards using this Reverse Applique technique.

My Card ~ Click on the photo for more details. The inside sentiment will have read "Dear _ _ _ _ _ _" when I figure out which male recipient is getting this one :o)

Cardstock: Card Base and second Happy Birthday are PTI's Select White; Raspberry, Green and Purple are from Recollections
Stamp: to you... is from Inique Boutique's Party Cupcake set
Embellishments: Rhinestones from G Studio; Sheer Ribbon is from Michael's

Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Make It Monday #39 - Multiple Stamp Background

Wow, I think entering a second card for the MIM challenge is a
first for me! No wait, posting before Sunday for the MIM challenge is the first :o!

Check out all the great entries here:

I really like making my own backgrounds, but the multiple stamps technique was new from me and I thought this card would be cute for my granddaughter's birthday~wow, another
first, her birthday is not until December and the card is made and ready to go!

My Card ~ click on the photo to see the 'sugar' frosting more closely :)

Card Stock: Purple base card is Recollections; Polka Dot Parade Paper Collection if from PTI; Pink Parchment is Xerox
Stamps: Cupcake is from Party Cupcakes set from Inique Boutique: all background party stamps are from Inique Boutique 262 set
Ink: Black-Whispers Archival;Blue and Purple-Tsukineko; Terra Cotta-Ranger
Embellishments: Yellow, Crystal, Red glitter from Stickles; Seam Binding from Martha Stewart

Thanks for stopping by ~

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Make it Monday #39-Multi Stamp Background

This is a really great video where Nicole Heady is showing us step by step how to make a background out of multiple stamps for your cards:
I needed to make a masculine card today, but think I will try this same design for more feminine cards in the future by adding a few flowers instead of the leaves and acorns with the flourishes, also some lace instead of the ribbon :o)

My Card~ click on the photo for a larger image

Cardstock: White base card is Georgia Pacific; Orange mat is DCWV
Stamps: Background stamps from PTI's Fall Elegance and Fancy Flourish; Owl and sentiment from Studio G from Michael's $1 bin
Inks: Sepia & Terra Cotta from Ranger; Olive green from Studio G; Bright Yellow from Ink It Up
Tools: Labels Eight Nestie from Spellbinders: Corner Rounder from EK Success
Embellishments: Blingy owl eyes and Brown satin ribbon from Michael's

Thank you so much for stopping by.