Thursday, October 27, 2011
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!
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
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: http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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:
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.