Thursday, April 25, 2013

CASE Study Challenge 138


Hello there! I'm back with another card for CASE Study Challenge. This is the last one for our April muse JJ Bolton. It's also going to be my last for a few weeks. I'm still on vacation and didn't get to make cards for the May CASE Study Challenges. I'll try to make it up to you as soon as I get back though. I have two weeks left of vacation time and I'm planning to enjoy every minute of it! :) 

Here's JJ's inspiration card for this week. I took the silhouette image of the girl and decided to use that as my inspiration for my card.


I loved the silhouetted image of the little girl in JJ's card and wanted to use the silhouette of the little girl from TCM's Butterfly Kisses. But instead of stamping it black, I heat embossed it white on vellum paper. 


And since it's a little fairy girl, I wanted to surround her with flowers. So I grabbed my WPlus9 Folk Art Florals and started stamping away. Then to give it more depth, I shaded parts of the flowers with Copic markers. I love how that came out. I think I'm going to use that technique again on another card. :) The sentiment is from WPlus9 Embroidered Bouquet.

Don't forget to head on over to the other CASE Study DT girls' blogs for more inspiration. Thanks for stopping by today! I'll see you again soon! :)


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Stamping Royalty 2013

Hey friends! I just wanted to share something fabulous with you all!!! I made it in the Papercrafts Stamping Royalty 2013 contest!!! I'm absolutely giddy about it!!! Lol!


I'm still on vacation for 2 more weeks. I haven't had the chance to post my pictures yet. Hopefully I'll be able to this weekend. I miss you all and apologize for not being able to comment these past few weeks. I'll make it up to you when I get back! See you all soon!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Waltzingmouse Stamps April 2013 Release Blog Waltz


***This is my second post for today. For CASE Study Challenge 137, please scroll down.***

Hi there! Welcome to the Waltzingmouse Stamps April 2013 Release Blog Waltz! Yay! You've reached the final day of our April release! What do you think so far? Aren't the sets amazing?! I'm pleasantly surprised that for someone who has such a hard time with masculine cards and tends to shy away from it, I've found myself enjoying this release so much! I hope you're enjoying it as much as I am!

You should start the Waltz from the WMS Blog, Claire has the entire list of Blog Waltz participants. If you've found your way here from Jen's blog then you are right where you're supposed to be. If not, make sure you start from the beginning. As with all of our WMS Blog Waltzes, one lucky participant will have a chance to win a prize!!! Let's get started here.

First up is this super CAS card I made. Can you believe it?! ME?! Doing CAS?! :) I hope I'm doing this justice...seriously!!! Anyway, I just stamped a sentiment from Man of the Hour on a white card base. Then I stamped a border stamp from My Kind of Guy to flank each side of the sentiment. That's it! :)



Next up is another masculine card. This one I made using ALL of the 3 stamp sets we're releasing this month. I stamped the rectangular and circular frame from My Kind of Guy straight onto the kraft card base. Then I decorated it with the little circle embellishment from Nordic Baby.


I die cut a banner and used a white marker to outline and color it. Don't you just love it?! I was so happy with how it turned out! The sentiment is from Man of the Hour, which I heat embossed in white.



And finally, my last card for today, and YES, it's also a masculine card!!! I'm crossing my fingers here that you've found a lot of inspiration for your own masculine cards. This one is another CAS card. I just heat embossed the sentiment from Man of the Hour onto the charcoal cardstock strip and adhered it onto the kraft card base. Then I stamped the mustache image from My Kind of Guy above it.


I wonder what the CAS card goddesses think of my cards...lol! I am absolutely floored as to how they make CAS cards look so finished and awesome! I really, really hope that I'm doing this style justice! Let me know! :)


Remember, you must leave a comment on all the participants of the Blog Waltz for a chance at the prize. You have until April 21st at 11:59 PM (GMT), 5:5 9AM Central (March 12), 3:59 AM Pacific and 6:59 AM Eastern to leave comments. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 23rd. Now if you're all done here, please head on over to Karin's blog to continue with the Waltz! Thanks for stopping by today! I'll see you again soon! :)


CASE Study Challenge 137


There's a new challenge over at CASE Study Challenge Blog! Since I left for vacation, I've been trying to regularly check your submissions to CASE and I apologize for not commenting. Internet has been really bad and I have very little time in front of a computer. Even if I haven't been commenting, I have been LOVING the submissions!!!! You guys are amazing!!! So much inspiration each week! I am starting to miss my stamps and paper!!!!

This week is CASE Study Challenge 137 and we have another wonderful card from our April muse, JJ Bolton. Here's JJ's inspiration card for this week.


And here's my take on it. I took my inspiration from the negative space on JJ's card. As well as the image that was right under it. For my card, I used a flower instead. I used the Lovely Layers die to make the negative space on my card front.

I stamped the coordinating image of the flower below it from the Lovely Layers stamp set. I brought the same colors out onto the card front by inking the edges with the Soft Pool ink. I think it adds a bit of color and depth to the card.

I also stamped these beautiful flowers around the negative space. The flowers as well as the sentiment are from Mini Blooms stamp set.

That's it for my CASE Study Challenge 137 submission. For more inspiration, make sure to check out what the rest of the CASE DT have in store for you! Make sure to come back later this afternoon at 2pm EST for the WMS Blog Waltz! :)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Waltzingmouse Stamps Presents: Man of the Hour


As promised, I'm back for Day 3 of the Waltzingmouse Stamps April Release Previews. Today, we're going back to the masculine themed projects.  I'm so excited to show these to you! I made a gift set for Dad. There's a card as well as packaging for a little gift. This features the stamp set Man of the Hour.


This is my favorite card for the entire release. I used different sentiments and combined them in one card to make the entire card. I also used the border stamp from My Kind of Guy to separate the sentiments.


For the gift, I just wrapped it with kraft wrapping paper. Then I tied some twine around it and added the little sentiment over it. I heat embossed the sentiment in white on a piece of charcoal cardstock.
 

 That's it for Day 3! I know that there are a lot of us who have a hard time with masculine cards. I hope this helps a bit and gives you more ideas for your masculine cards. Make sure to head on over to the other DT girls for more inspiration.

Anya Schrier
Becca Feeken
Belinda Chang Langner
Claire Brennan
Clare Buswell
Edna Morrisedie
Iwona Palamountain
Jean Martin
Jeanne Jachna
Jennifer Cuthbertson
Jennifer Holmes
Julia Aston
Karin Akesdotter
Kelly Schirmer
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Renee Lynch
Sandie Dunne
Sarah Martina Parker
Teresa Kline
Tosha Leyendekker



Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Waltzingmouse Stamps Presents: Nordic Baby


Did you enjoy yesterday's previews? It's Day 2 of the Waltzingmouse Stamps April Release Previews. We're going off the masculine themed set today and featuring Nordic Baby. It's a small baby set that you will absolutely adore.


The background stamping I did on this card is actually made from yesterday's preview stamp set, My Kind of Guy. As you can see, even if it is a masculine themed stamp set it's versatile enough to be used for other themes.

 I stamped the baby booties and hand cut it. I also hand cut the little circle embellishment and added it on top of the booties. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of vintage cream cardstock. I also added a strip of lace, tied some baker's twine over it before I adhered the booties.



For my second card. I made a Welcome Baby card as well as a banner. I was inspired by this photo from Pinterest and wanted to recreate the beautiful pattern on the banner.


Here's what I came up with. As I was making this post, I just realized that I should have used a gray background for my photo as well!!!! Argh! But since I'm on my vacation I can't really do anything about it. So here it is...


What do you think? Isn't the resemblance striking? I love it! :)
I used the patterned circle image from Nordic Baby and added the star from Join Us. I used the same pattern to make the banner as well as the background image of my card.
  
I dry embossed a strip of kraft cardstock and then heat embossed the sentiment on the bottom. I stamped the booties and hand cut them similarly to my first card. For this one though, I punched a circle through the top so that I could add the baker's twine.


There you go! That's all I have for today. I'll be back again tomorrow for more cards. In the meantime, why don't you head on over to the other DT girls for more inspiration.

Anya Schrier
Becca Feeken
Belinda Chang Langner
Claire Brennan
Clare Buswell
Edna Morrisedie
Iwona Palamountain
Jean Martin
Jeanne Jachna
Jennifer Cuthbertson
Jennifer Holmes
Julia Aston
Karin Akesdotter
Kelly Schirmer
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Renee Lynch
Sandie Dunne
Sarah Martina Parker
Teresa Kline
Tosha Leyendekker






Monday, April 15, 2013

Waltzingmouse Stamps Presents: My Kind of Guy


Hello there! And welcome to the Waltzingmouse Stamps April Release festivities! This is Day 1 of the WMS Previews. I'm still on vacation, but I've prepared these lovelies for you in advance! We're starting things off with My Kind of Guy. It's a masculine stamp set that I'm sure we all need in our stash. 

You know those people who have a hard time with making masculine cards? Well, I'm afraid to say that I'm one of them! lol. I have to admit, I'm was a bit nervous to share my cards. heehee! But here we go anyway!


Before I started making my cards, I went to Pinterest for inspiration. I did a little researching on masculine cards. And I found that I liked the CAS masculine cards the best. I also found that the masculine themed images use mostly dark and neutral colors, as well as utilizing a modern approach.

With my first card, I used a border image stamp to make my background. I stamped it in Soft Pool, Ocean Tides, Soft Granite and Charcoal. Then I cut out a banner from kraft cardstock and adhered it with foam tape. Then I stamped the circle frame and sentiment and die cut it.


For my second card, I went a bit more CAS. I just stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it on a strip of charcoal cardstock. 


I totally forgot to take a picture of the card side ways. The card base is actually made from charcoal cardstock. I just adhered the kraft panel on top in order for the charcoal panel to stand out. It's actually a great effect and added a bit more umph to the card. :)

There you go. What do you think of my masculine cards? I hope I haven't made a blunder with them. heehee. I'm so glad the other DT have samples too! If you did not find any inspiration here...you will find them there for sure! :) 

Anya Schrier
Becca Feeken
Belinda Chang Langner
Claire Brennan
Clare Buswell
Edna Morrisedie
Iwona Palamountain
Jean Martin
Jeanne Jachna
Jennifer Cuthbertson
Jennifer Holmes
Julia Aston
Karin Akesdotter
Kelly Schirmer
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Renee Lynch
Sandie Dunne
Sarah Martina Parker
Teresa Kline
Tosha Leyendekker


Thank you for stopping by today! Please come back for more tomorrow!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

WPlus9 Le Cirque


I'm back with another post for WPlus9 Design Studio. I really hope you enjoyed the last one. This one has been something that I've been wanting to do for quite a long time now. I have no idea why I never did so before! Lately, I've been enjoying looking for inspiration on Pinterest. And I have been coming across these awesome party sets for baby showers, birthdays, bridal shower, etc. Le Cirque fit the party theme so much that I was so excited to make this set. It's my first big set so please be kind. lol.

For the invitations, I had to print the wordings out. After I cut them to size and punched the corners, I started stamping to add the design. I used Hearfelt Mix and Pile It On to make the banner. And then of course Le Cirque for the rest. I added a little ticket on the upper left hand corner with a wooden clip. It comes out easily and can be slipped into the envelope I made using my Silhouette Cameo.



Here's a look at the rest of the set. I made tags for party favors, straw flags, bottle labels, place cards, cupcake toppers, and a party sign. For the party favor tags, I used a masking technique to get the tent, ballerina, ring master, and elephant together that way. I also used the same technique on the invitations.

 The popcorn box was made with my Silhouette Cameo. I just added the cute little popcorn tag to it. Same thing with the cupcake wrap, I wasn't willing to hand cut cupcake wrappers for a party, considering I would probably need 25-50 pieces of it. But the cupcake topper and popcorn tag were pretty easy to make. You can use your Silhouette as well, but I prefer using dies. The edges always come out better that way. 



I used the Banner Trio Dies to make the straw flags. I just die cut the banners, stamped Celebrate on it then adhered it with Scor Tape. Do not use anything else but Scor Tape because other adhesives will just peel off.





 For the place card, I used the frame from Bitty Buddy Valentines. The party sign in the frame is actually something I made in Adobe Illustrator. I made a blank one that you can download here. You can use it on Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Elements. Just type in your own wording in the font that you want.

There you go! A DIY party set! This was such a fun project to make. I hope you will give it a try with your next party. Jill from Greenwood Girl Cards suggested that I make a birthday set: cards, tags, and packaging for my next WPlus9 Design Studio post. This is a start Jill! I'll make birthday packaging my next project when I get back from vacation.  Thanks for stopping by today! 


FREE DOWNLOAD: Party Sign





Thursday, April 11, 2013

CASE Study Challenge 136


Hello there! I'm enjoying my vacation so far. It's great to be with my family again after such a long time. As promised, even if I am on vacation, I don't want to miss the majority of my DT assignments. 

First one up is CASE Study Challenge 136. We're continuing on with our April muse, JJ Bolton. Here's her amazing inspiration card for this week.


I blanked out for a few days with this card. Then I realized when I looked closely that these are actually chevrons cut up into different colors. So I grabbed my chevron stamps and started making some tags for gift packaging.


These stamps and dies are all from Papertrey Ink. The first tag is made from Tag Sale #5. I decorated it by stamping chevrons from the Basic Background: Chevron Stripes collection on the top half of the tag. Then I added I die cut and stamped my sentiment from the 2012 Birthday Tags Stamp Set and used the coordinating Limitless Layers Oval Dies


For the bigger gift bag, I made a bigger gift card tag. I stamped it with the same Chevron Background Stamp Set. Then I added my sentiment from Folk Art Stamp Set. Stamped it twice so that I could cut out the banner and adhere it with foam tape for some dimension.

I love sprucing up packaging ever since I've been seeing them all over Pinterest. This is a simple way to add a personal touch to your gifts. I'll try to make more packaging products in the future. For now, this is it! :) 

Thanks for stopping by today! There's more inspiration for everyone over at the other CASE Sutdy DT's blogs. Just hop on over there for more! See you again soon! 




Thursday, April 4, 2013

CASE Study Challenge 135


Hi there! It's me again. I'm probably on the plane right now as you're reading this! I'll be off for a month on vacation. But be sure to come back because I'll still have posts come out every week. Here's one for CASE Study Challenge!

Welcome to CASE Study Challenge 135! It's a new month and we have a new muse of course! Have you seen the sneak peek from Chupa over at the challenge blog? Let's see if your guess is correct! Please help us welcome the fabulous JJ Bolton for this month's April Muse! And here is JJ's card for the week.


 The flowers and die cut letters are what inspired me the most in this card. So I brought out my WPlus9's Very Vintage Greetings because I just love the flowers in the set. I stamped onto the main background card stock and I also stamped on vintage cream card stock and hand cut them. Then I adhered them with foam tape to bring more dimension to the card.

 I also loved the die cut letters on JJ's card. So I added some to my card as well. This was from Papertrey Ink, Headline Alphabet Stamp Set and Headline Alphabet Dies.


Ok that' it for me. Please join us this week over at CASE Study Challenge! I would love to see what you come up with. Make sure to stop by the other DT girls' blogs and leave them some love. I'll see you again soon! Thanks for stopping by today! :)

Monday, April 1, 2013

Spring Fever


Hi there! I'm sorry it's been so quiet on the blog lately. I have been running around like a chicken without a head trying to get everything ready before I leave for vacation. If you didn't see my last post, I'm going on a 1 MONTH vacation back home to the Philippines! :) Yay! I'm so excited to see my family. I haven't seen them for more than a year and that's saying a LOT since we're a very, very tight knit family.

Anyway, I felt bad for not having any cards for a few days now so I managed to sneak this one in yesterday. I've been making my DT posts ahead of time so that it won't be so quiet here all the time. I'm leaving this Thursday night so I still have a bit of time to make a few more cards before I go.

I've have a lot of friends who are having a baby or have just had a baby. It's like crazy baby spring fever around here! lol! I made this card in lieu of the occasion!  


I used Papertrey Ink's Birds and Blooms as well as Mini Blooms on my card. I just love these stamp sets. I hope you're not getting tired of seeing me use them over and over again on my projects!

I used the branch and made it into vines. Then I just randomly stamped the blooms around it. I'm not sure what's up, but I apologize for the bad pictures. I think I was in such a hurry taking these and that's why they came out not so good. Anyway, I just LOVE these sentiments from Mini Blooms! I think PTI should make an entire stamp set based on this font combination! I would be one of the first ones to buy it! :)

 I made another branch and this time I hand cut it to add dimension to my card. I haven't gotten any of the new PTI stamps and dies yet. I was going to wait until I get back to get them. :) Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this short post. I'll see you again on Thursday for CASE Study Challenge! I'll be posting pictures from my vacation to share with all of you! See you then! :)


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