Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Moxie Fab World-Home Decor Challenge

This is another challenge from Moxie Fab World's 350 Cards and Gifts Week.
We are to create a paper crafted home decor item to give to someone dear.
You have until midnight EST on Thursday, April 21st to upload your project here:

I make these Note Pads to give along with a Tea gift item. Did you know I worked in a Tea Shop at the Mall selling loose teas and all the accessories that go with it? Haven't been able to work there these last few months, but I still buy tea there.

My Project: Click on the photos for more details. I try to coordinate the note pad colors (see 2nd photo) with the outside cardstock and pencils. I bought a bunch of these note pads a while back at AC Moore and cover them with cut-to-size card stock, type "Things To Do...after I have my tea" on my computer and then stamp a tea cup or tea pot on another piece of card stock. The image is colored and cut out then popped onto the front. I glue a magnet onto the back panel so it can be stuck on a refrigerator door, there is a small piece of magnet glued on the pencil too. Found an 8 pack of these glitter pencils at Target's Dollar Spot.

Cardstock: Purple is from Bazzell; White is PTI
Stamp: tea cup is Stampin' Up
Ink: Sepia from Archival Ink; purple, yellow, lime marker pens; glitter pens outline the image
Embellishments & Tools: Sheer ribbon is from Michael's; Yellow glitter is Stickles

Haven't been on my favorite Blog sites as much as I would like lately, but don't give up on me yet ~ I promise to try and catch up with you all soon. XOXO Helen

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Make It Monday #10~Masking with Die Cuts

Make It Monday was a real challenge for me this week.
The project was to use masking with die cuts and I just received my very first PTI die from my sweet friend Lynn.
I won one of three PTI Dies she had as a Birthday giveaway. THANK YOU, Lynn I love my Banner Borders die!!!
Go by and visit her at http://www.millers-ink.net/ and check out her fabulous creations...it's always a trip of inspiration for me.
Stop by PTI's Blog and take a look at the great entries posted, you have until 7:00 AM Monday to enter :o)

My Card~ click on the image to see it more detailed. I made it CAS by using only one layer. I took the die 'negative' and masked off the rest of the card front, then sponged ink on it like Lisa Johnson showed us in her video (only NOT as well as she did), then I stamped the music score over it with all the masking papers still in place. The Birdcage is sitting on top of the border and the little bird is stamped again on bright green paper and popped on with a square to add dimension.

Card stock: White base is PTI
Stamps: Music Score from Stampendous; Birdcage is Studio G; sentiment from my computer using Gasoline Alley font
Ink: Sepia from Archival Ink; Eggplant Purple from Printworks
Tools & Embellishments: Banner Borders die from PTI; Corner Rounder by EK Success; orange gross grain ribbon from Michael's

Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Make It Monday #9 and MFW-Card Sets

This set is going to cover two challenges:
*PTI "Make It Monday #9" which is Heat Embossing. See Dawn McVey's video and add your card here:
*Moxie Fab's "The Card Sets Challenge". To join in the fun add your card set here:

My cards ~ Click on the images to see more details
A friend asked me to make some "plain and simple" note cards, no layers of cardstock, no ribbons, no bling, just "plain and simple" for her. Now, most of you know that CAS is just not my gig~I have to keep adding embellishments until...well, it's not a CAS card any longer :o)
However, I think I came up with as "plain and simple" a card as possible...she can take the ribbons off when I'm not looking ;oPI stamped the images of the bugs and flourishes, then added the Embossing Powder and heated with my Heat Gun. Also, cut out the top right corners of the card for a little more detail.
Cardstock: Natural Parchment by XeroxStamps: PTI "Fancy Flourishes"; Inkadinkado "Patterned Bugs"
Ink: Tsukneko, Inc :http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2011/04/350-cards-gifts-week-gift-card-holder.htm"Pearlescent Orchid", "Pearlescent Purple", "Pearlescent Beige", "Pearlescent Sky Blue"; "Ultimate Metallic Purple"; Filigree Clear Embossing Powder.
Tools: Deco Fan corner punch by Martha Stewart
Embellishments: sheer ribbons from "Shades of Elegance"

Thanks for stopping by ~ Sorry I've been MIA, don't get much time for crafting these days.