Thursday, October 27, 2011

MFW Tuesday Trigger-Autumn Woods

This week the TT has wonderful Fall colors, which was my inspiration for this card.
I now have several more ideas floating in my head so maybe I should strike while the mojo is hot :) and make a few more cards!
I really like how a lot of the entries used the squares and the dimension of the wood inspiration. Check it out here, cause you have till Sunday to add your post:

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

Cardstock: Peach card base and Orange banner on the bottom are from Recollections; White is from Georgia Pacific; flowery print paper is a note card pack from Target's Dollar Spot
Stamp: House With Plant from Hero Arts is popped off the card with dimension dots
Ink: stamp inked with Sepia from Archival Ink; house painted with Key Lime from Shimmerz; TowBow markers and Glitter pens

Thank you for stopping by~your comments, as always, are much appreciated!

MFW - Textured To Perfection

The Challenge at Moxie Fab World is to create a paper crafted project that incorporates texture. There can be layers and varied materials used to create texture such as fabric, felt, buttons, glitter, embossing, ribbons and natural fibers ~ you get a BIGGER picture by visiting here:

Well, this is what I came up with ~hey, just realized NO stamps!

My Card ~ click on the photo for more detailed image

Cardstock: Orchid card base and Aqua from Recollections; Grey from Making Memories; PP from Paper Pizazz
Tools: Deco Fan border punch by Martha Stewart; Corner Rounder by EKSuccess; Stylized Flowers embossing folder by Cuttlebug
Embellishments: Felt Flower & Leaves from Martha Stewart; Aqua button from Simplicity
Sentiment: from my computer

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

PTI Blog Hop - October

Today is Papertrey Ink's October Blog Hop. The challenge is to use some part of this beautiful photo (colors, patterns, pumpkins, leaves) as inspiration for a paper project. The colors and the patterns got my crafty attention :)
You have until 11:30 PM EST to post your project. Check out all the fun entries here:

My Card~click on photo for larger image

Card stock: Green card base, Orange mat are from Making Memories; The square pieces are Dotty Biscotti Patterned Paper from PTI
Tools: Corner Rounder from EK Success; Arch Lattice border Punch is Martha Stewart
Embellishments: Glittery Halloween Ghosts and felt Bat stickers and are from Hobby Lobby; Stitched edge ribbon is from Michael's.

Thank you for stopping by and especially for leaving comments~
you are so appreciated! XOXO Helen

Monday, October 24, 2011

Make it Monday #38-Brayer Techniques

Can you believe I almost missed the time limit for another Make It Monday over at Papertrey Ink :o? Yeah, not so surprising for those who know me :o!
Betsy Veldman's video can be seen here:

This Brayer technique on embossing plates/folders is not new to me, but I haven't used it very much. I like the effect and will definitely use this on more cards.

My Card ~ click on photo for more details

Cardstock: Base card and panel with sentiment and fishes is PTI Stamper's Select White; the Denim Plaid (which looks like fish net to me :) is from The Robin's Nest scrapbook line
Tools: Divine Swirl embossing folder from Cuttlebug; Corner Punch is from EK Success border is from Martha Stewart
Stamp: Leaves is G Studio from Michael's $1 bin

Embellishments: Fish foam stickers and bubbles bling from Michael's
Thank you so much for stopping by ~

Sunday, October 23, 2011

MFW Tuesday Trigger-Finesse The Dress

How about this adorable little number for inspiration? Worked for me!

Of course, I fully intended to get a card posted for this Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger days ago ~ hope I am not too late for this two weeker!

I haven't joined in Cath's TT for several months and have really missed one of the best challenge sites in BlogLand. I love this color combination and needed to get a card made and in the mail tomorrow :o!

Check out all of the beautiful creations at:

My Card~ You can click on the photo for a more detailed look. The colors are MUCH closer to the dress in real light!

Cardstock: Dark Grey card base and Turquoise Blue is from Keepsake Essentials
Stamp: Flower is from Stampin Up ~ it's part of a beautiful set of stamps plus some other goodies I won from the very sweet Cannie Hunter's blog at
Ink: Embossing ink from Ranger; White Embossing Powder from PSX
Tools: "Deco Fan" border punch is Martha Stewart; Corner punch is EKSuccess
Sentiment from my computer; turquoise button is from Fancy Pants; grey satin ribbon and white string from my stash

Make it Monday #37- Layered Mats and Frames

Not sure how the week ALWAYS gets away from me, but wanted to post a card to PTI's Make It Monday and managed to get it done before dark today :o)

You can see how Dawn McVey made her card in this video on Nicole Heady's Blog~

Don't have any Mat Stack dies, but I used Nestibilities "Labels Eight" for my frame and attached each layer with those little square sticky things.

* The ghostly DP is from Nikki Sivils "Boo-tiful" mini pad
* Stamps are PTI "Fall Elegance"
* Frames are Spellbinders
* Glitter is Cinnamon and Lime Green from Stickles
* Inks are Terra Cotta from Ranger; Mango from Creative Living
* Sentiment if from my computer

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Make it Monday #36

This week on Papertrey Ink the Make It Monday technique is to use regular stamp pads and create a faux watercolor image. The pumpkins are stamped with two orange colored inks then I took a small paint brush dipped it in water and blended to get this shaded watery look.

I was helping a friend with her Halloween Party invites and this is one of the designs I came up with.

My Card~

Cardstock: Stripped DP is from Nikki Sivils "Boo-tiful" mini pad; Melon and Antique White are from Recollections
Stamps: Pumpkins are Fall Elegance from Papertrey Ink
Inks: Terra Cotta and Mango from Ranger
Border Punch: Floral Leaf from EKSuccess
Embellishments: sparkled leaves from Michael's

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Make it Monday #34

Sorry the lighting in my craft room is terrible at night and, of course I am posting this at 11:00 PM... Hope to take a better picture in the morning.

I really liked making my own heart chipboard accent the way Erin Lincoln showed us in a video at Nicole Heady's Blog~check it out here:

My Card~

Cardstock: base card is Pure White (although it looks yellow here); heart is 5 layers of a Centrum Multiple Vitamin box glued together with a Glue Stic and the top layer is Black & White Basics Collection from Papertrey Ink. You can acturally see the shadow of how thick the heart is in the photo
Ink: Rose Red from Stampin Up; sentiment from my computer
Stamps: Fancy Flourish from Papertrey Ink.
Tools: Heart punch by Marvy
Added the fine glitter from Studio g with double sided tape which is another Papertrey Ink technique.