Thursday, September 27, 2012

MFW - Jars of Joy

I love Mason Jars...There are so many inspirational photos over at Moxie Fab World for this challenge JOY OF JARS ! I hope I have time for a couple more entries ~ my head is swirling with ideas (it's usually at 2 or 3 AM), unfortunately when these thoughts come out on paper, they don't look the same :(  Oh well, I am not giving up.

Here is card #2, card #1 is the post before this one

The colors are a little more 'primary' than I usually work with ~ not sure what thats  all about?

 My Card ~ click on the photo for more details

Cardstock:  Base Card  and jar stamped onto Stamper's Select White from PTI; yellow is Glitter Stack Pack from DCWV; blue is from Gartner Sudios
Stamps:  the flower and leaves (in the jar) is Hero Arts; butterflies are Studio 112 from Joann's
Inks:  Yellow is by Ink It Up; Metallic Blue is from Tsukineko; butterflies on blue panel are embossed and Ancient Gold embossing powder is from Ranger (it has a shimmer/glimmer to it that my photo does not capture)
Tools & Embellishments:  Scallop punch, Corner Rounder from EKSuccess; two blues of Baker's Twine tied around the rim; Polka Dot button from Studio G; Sentiment is an Outline Sticker from Anita's Art Stamps;  Doily from my baking stash

Thank you for stopping by ~ I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment

MIM #84 & MFW-Jars

There is a great technique that I have never tried before over at Papertrey Ink, MIM this week.  Betsy Veldman's video shows us how to create a card with Reflected Sentiments  HERE

I am also entering this card in Moxie Fab World's Jars of Joy Challenge ~ your can see all the fabulous inspiration  HERE

This is what I came up with

My Card ~ you can click on the photo to make it larger

Cardstock:  Base card is Stamper's Select White by PTI; the banner on the side is from Zoophabet 2; the green and purple panels from Colorbok; PP (jar) is from American Girl; vellum is from my stash
Stamps:  Mason Jar is from Inkadinkadoo; sentiment is Sudio g
Tools: Banner Borders from PTI; Corner Rounder from EK Success; Leaves embossing folder from Sissix

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

PTI - September Blog hop

I had this Fall fabric that I thought would make great Wine gift bags for the Autumn festivities. 

It is pretty basic sewing.  The gift card is matching the colors of the fabric.  The stamps are from PTI's Fall Abundance set.

  Edited to show a close up of the tag.

Monday, September 24, 2012

MFW - Card Design Week

I thought this card could be entered in the Moxie Fab World - Card Design Week - The Focal Point Challenge. There are a gazillion entries to this week's five challenges and I only made it into three.  :( 
However, I am going to make a conscious effort to go through each entry and try my hand at all of them at some point. There is soooo much to learn about "design" in this special PC issue...let's hope I can pick up a few pointers!  

Click on the photo for a more detailed look

Sunday, September 23, 2012

MFW - TT - Envy Becomes You

I really didn't think I was going to find anything in my crafty supplies that would match the colors or shoes or design anywhere near what this Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger photo shows.  
Silly me, of course I have theses colors at least...  So, here is the photo Cath found for us to be inspired by ~

Love these shoes!

And here is the card I created ~ you can click on my photo for more details :)

The flowery background is a note card mounted on Off White cardstock;  the stamped sentiment and butterfly are from Inkadinkado's 'Garden Flower' clear stamps -- I stamped the butterfly with turquoise ink and embossed it with 'Clear' embossing powder and the green bling is added to it's body, the trail is hand drawn with a pen marker; The satin ribbon is tied with only one half of a bow loop.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

MIM #83

Another card for Make It Monday - Card Aisle Inspiration ~ Check out the video HERE

This is the card from the card aisle

Sorry this is not the best photo! Can you see the stripped paper and ribbon on the top?

This is my take on the store card.   The polka dots are much larger, the striped paper on top is more muted colors, and my tiny train engine has two cars attached, but this is MY interpretation, so I guess that's okay :o?

I used Banner Border die (PTI) as the striped top and the base card is Stamper's select White(PTI); little train stamps are from Studio G inked with Sapphire Blue from Creative Living; Polka Dot PP is from American Crafts; the yellow panel (paint chip from Lowe's) behind is embossed with Argyle folder from Cuttlebug; Sheer blue ribbon and blingy wheels are from Michael's;  two different sized Scalloped oval punches from Marvy.

Thanks for looking, have a good evening!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

MIM #83 + MFW-Asymmetry Challenge

OK, I have to admit I am a Card Aisle stalker! I take photos of cards I see in the stores and think,  "I can make this!"  
So when I saw the MIM video by Melissa Phillips HERE
I was all over this challenge and can sooo relate to Melissa saying,
"I can't leave well enough also, so I added...." 
Yep, me too, I had to keep taking photos of the updated version :)

This is actually a Birthday card I received this year, not a stalked card aisle card ;)
Sorry this is a dark photo, it just started raining outside and had to re-take this one indoors!
 I am also posting this card to Moxie Fab's Card Design Handbook Week - Asymmetry Challenge which you can check out HERE

definition of asymmetry:   Asymmetry is the placement of non-identical forms to either side of a balancing point in a way that the two sides seem to be of the same visual weight, but aren't.

Now, I think I have created Asymmetry with my butterflies and the sentiment, but also think I need this special PC issue, just to be sure...

Cath has a total of 5 challenges from this beauty still going on!

My card ~ please click on the photo to see more details Cardstock: Base card and panel are Stamper's Select White from PTI; lavender embossed frame panel from Recollections
Stamp:  Patterned Bugs from Inkadinkado
Tools & Embellishments: Corner Rounder from Zutter;  Hearts embossing folder from Cuttlebug; Sheer lavender polka dot ribbon from Michaels; 3-D butterfly stickers from Special Moments; Lavender glitter on butterfly bodies from Stickles

Monday, September 17, 2012

MIM #82

This is another card for Make It Monday #82 - Cutting stamps. See the video by Erin Lincoln HERE

I used the same stamp that I cut up for the first card I made.  Stamped onto Washi tape cut into an arrow shape. There is another strip of Washi tape under the house.

Base card and house stamped onto Stamper's Select White from PTI; House stamp is Hero Arts

This is the inside of my card

Thursday, September 13, 2012

MFW-Repetition & MIM #82

This card is for two challenges~~I have SO MANY to catch up to from being away for only one week!

#1 - There are 5 different challenges from Moxie Fab World's  "Card Design Handbook" week.  
Entering this one in the REPETITION CHALLENGE
Quick, go, you still have time to enter ... 

 #2 - Make It Monday #82 Cutting Stamps.  Yes, you read correctly! Erin Lincoln has a video on the act,  which you can check out HERE .  Quite frankly, the thought made me shudder!  But, then I started reading how all of you brave crafters who have entered so far, just took your scissors and snip snip snipped!  So, I decided I would join in ~ unfortunately (or maybe, fortunately :) I don't own any PTI sentiments stamps yet,  that were cutable for this post.  I did, however find a sentiment stamp that I could use.

my sweet innocent stamp before the cutting

Bee is stamped on the flower, then again, fussy cut and popped on

This is the inside sentiment

My Card - click on any of the photos for more details

Cardstock:  Blue polka dot base card is from The Teaching Tree;  True Black panel from PTI; images on Stamper's Select White from PTI
Stamps:  sentiment and bee-trail from Inique ; Bee from Studio 18; flower from "ditto"
Inks: Black form Inkadinkado; Pink, Blue, Purple from Brilliance
Tools & Embellishments:  Corner rounder from Zutter; Bling from Studio 18; Glitter on bee from Stickles

Thanks so much for stopping by, I love reading your comments...
plus it gives me the opportunity to drop by and visit you!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

MFW - A Pin Therin

I really wanted to do something completely different for this Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World ~ there were all sorts of designs rolling around in my head, mostly with little pin-cushions, doilies, ribbons, bows, lacy border punches and pretty stick pins...

Check out all the fab cards and projects that were inspired by this sweet photo HERE .

For my card, I picked up on the vintage look of the brown pin cushion with my old fashion bicycle, the shabby chic flower print,  green gingham at the bottom of the photo, and the scalloped lace. 

The inside of my card has the sentiment:
...enjoy the ride
I stamped the bicycle once then 'stamped-off'' two more times and the inside paper is a street map design.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I'll be around to see your entries too   :)

MIM#81 - handmade clay embellishments

This is card #2 for Make It Monday #81

I have all this Play Dough, so figured I should make at least a couple of cards with it, no ;-?

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

Cardstock:  Aqua blue from Recollections; the numbers and polka dot strips are Paper Borders from Martha Stewart

Stamps:  Fancy Flourishes from PTI; Camellia flower from Martha Stewart 
Ink:  StazOn - Jet Black 

Tools & Embellishments:  Green play dough from The Dollar Tree: bling in the center of the flower from Crystal Stickers at Michaels; the sentiment is from my computer

Thanks for stopping by, as always, YOU are so appreciated :o)

MIM #81- Clay Embellishments

Make It Monday was certainly challenging  :^) this week.  
Take a look at Betsy Veldman's video HERE.
Of course, Betsy can make anything look easy with her creative, not so much.  I wanted to give this a try and  will be adding the details later.  This is my first card:

First of all, I don't have any clay and was wondering how play dough would work? Seems you can roll it out (I used a round BIC pen), bake it to dry it out and stamp on it with StazOn Black ink.  
My Second dilemma, was no cute little usable Dies. So, I used a scallop edged cookie cutter ~ hey, a girl's gotta do, what a girl's gotta do, right?

My Card ~

Cardstock:  Off white base card is from Hero Arts ~ which I picked up at the Goodwill Store for $.59 (a package of 8 cards and envies in 4 diff colors); the 'tag' is homemade out of a BEHR paint chip in 'Gentle Sky' blue from Home Depot's paint dept

Stamps:  Fancy Flourishes from PTI; Camellia flower from Martha Stewart

Tools & Embellishments:  Leaf Impression plate from Sissix;  yellow play dough from The Dollar Tree: pearls in the center of the flower from Crystal Stickers at Michaels; the leaves are from wedding favors at Hobby Lobby; sheer ribbon is from The Dollar Tree

Thanks for stopping by tonight!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

MFW- MInty Fresh & MIM #80

Well, this is my first post since August 15th.  I am trying to play catch up on the Blogs that I usually follow and want to say,  YOU all have been very busy little crafters ... I still have miles in cyberspace to travel yet :)  Pleeeze, be patient with me, I promise to get by to see you soon!  

I was in New England last week for another family funeral ~ 
that's the sad news.  But, the happy news is, I finally was able to meet up with my sweet friend Cath Edvalson. She has been there for me on a personal basis through emails and FB messages at the most difficult time in my life, plus her daily inspiration on MFW has helped me get back to (and enjoying) crafting.   I didn't think it was possible for someone to be as Moxie Fabulous and just so genuine, but Cath truly is!!  Luv Ya, GF   

On to the crafty end of this trip was planned rather suddenly, so when I got home, there were lots of cards to make and  mail out for birthdays, anniversaries and thinking of yous this week. Yay...mission accomplished  :-p

So today I am trying to meet a couple of challenge deadlines ~ yes, that would be Sunday and Monday.

This card is for the Moxie Fab World-Minty Fresh Challenge which you can check out HERE and still join in until Monday. There are so many gorgeous mint green inspiration photos to choose from, I may have to whip up a couple of cards for this one.   

Picked the mint green chapel - for the buildings on my card
My card is for friends who had to move out of state for a new job and I miss them being close by in my neighborhood.

This second card is for MIM #80, watch the video by Ashley Cannon Newell HERE


I bought this 3-in-1 Leaf punch and some other crafty goodies (like 30 extra pounds in my suitcase) on my trip to MA.
I miss you AC Moore~the closest one to me in FL is 200 miles away! :(

My card ~

Cardstock:  Stamper's Select white from PTI; double sided blue/polka dot from The Teaching Tree; leaves punched out of various scraps and book printed pages were used as the back part of each leaf which I glued together over the twine
Tools & Embellishments:  Banner Borders from PTI;  Layering Leaf punch from EK Success; Baker's Twine; mini MARKS letter rub-ons from Dear Lizzy; bling-stickers-metal stickon-buttons from my stash

Thank you for stopping by ~ hope your Sunday afternoon is going well ~ Happy Labor Day to you all in the USA!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

PTI-Halloween Spook Out #3

Card #3 for PTI's  Mr Bones Halloween Spook Out

Cardstock:  card base is Salmon by Wausau; True Black panel by PTI; Ghost pattern by Nikki Sivils
Stamp:  Row of Houses by Hero Arts
Tools:  3-in-1 Leaf punch by EKSuccess; Yellow glitter in windows by Stickles

PTI-Halloween Spook Out- #2

Card #2 for Mr Bones Halloween Spook.Out  at PTI.

  My Card ~ click on photo for more detailed look 

Cardstock:  base card is True Black by PTI; Lift Off Lemon is from Wausau; patterned paper from Nikki Sivils scrapbooker mini pad

Embellishments: Count Dracula & spider stickers from Halloween Crafts; Orange stripped washi tape from Target; Sentiment from my computer "Chiller" font 


PTI - Halloween Spook Out

It's Mr Bones' Halloween Spook Out over at Papertrey Ink. I thought I would post an invite I made and maybe a couple more Boo-tiful cards  ~ if I don't run out of time :)

I don't have any of PTI's cute Halloween stamps, but I have some of their  True Black and Stamper's Select White card stock ~ 
Check out the fun cards posted there for all kinds of inspiration.