Sunday, February 26, 2012

PDCC 120 and Card Patterns 154

Hi all! I have a card I made for 2 challenges today. It's for PDCC 120 and Card Patterns 154. I absolutely love the colors they have in PDCC120 so I couldn't resist inking up. And I love card sketches...they give me a set purpose when I'm not sure in which direction I want to go. Here they are...

And here's what I came up with...

I used Make a Wish from Papertrey Ink for my card. And I used My Mind's Eye patterned papers. Flowers are from Recollections. The butterfly is a punch from Martha Stewart.

My best friend's birthday is in March and I wanted to make something for her. The colors here were perfect since I know she loves them. She's in the Philippines so it will probably take almost 2-3 weeks before she actually gets this in the mail. I hope the flowers, ribbon, etc. make it through the long trip.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 86

Hi peeps! I'm back with another card for Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 86. This one had me stumped for a few days. lol! I just didn't have a lot of mojo and was getting quite frustrated. I hate it when that happens!!!

Finally, after some time just browsing a few magazines, I found my mojo. lol! I always do that when I've lost my mojo. I look at blogs and magazines. I usually pick up a thing or two that inspires me and it has my mind working on how I want to incorporate it into my card.
Here's Jen's sketch for this week. 

This is what I came up with. I picked up this Melissa Frances patterned paper and wanted to pair it with purple and black. The stamps I used were: Victorian Frippery, Say It Loud, and Very Vintage Labels No. 10.

I added a flower, ribbon, some butterflies, bling and twine to finish it up. I love this color's neutral with just a little splash of color...and quite feminine too. :)

The other mischief makers have more for pass by their blogs too! Thanks for stopping by today. I've been loving your comments...they really do make my day. I'll see you all again soon! Hugs! :)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

CASE Study Challenge 79

Hi everyone! Whew! I needed a little down time in between releases and work. But I'm back with a new card for everyone. It's Thursday, so welcome to CASE Study Challenge 79
I hope you're all ready to join us once again for some creative fun.

We have another project from our wonderful February muse; Karola, this week. Here it is...this one is actually a decorative frame. Isn't is great what she did with this? I'm not very good with 3D projects. I hope to remedy that in the near future.

The paper rosette, flowers and banner caught my attention. So I made a card using similar elements. Instead of making a paper rosette I used a medallion and a doily die cut instead. I tried to make the rosettes before, but because I didn't have a glue gun, it wouldn't stay in place. What adhesive do you use for your paper rosettes?

All stamps used on this card are from WPlus9. The flowers are from this month's release, Folk Art Florals. And the medallions are from Mehndi Medallions. I enjoyed layering the circular florals in my WMS blog hop card that I tried to incorporate that into this card once more. They look really nice grouped together like that. 

Well, that's that for me. Please join us this week for another round of CASE Study Challenge. I hope you to see your wonderful work in the submissions gallery. Thank you for stopping by today. Enjoy the rest of your week! Hugs! ~ Jean

Monday, February 20, 2012

The Craft's Meow February 2012 Release Blog Hop

Hi! We've finally come to the end of our previews. I hope you've enjoyed every day of it and have been inspired by the TCM design team. It's not quite over yet though, today is The Craft's Meow February 2012 Release Blog Hop

If you've just come from Iwona "Chupa" Palamountain's blog then you're in the right place. If not, head on over to The Craft's Meow Blog and start there. :) 

For the blog hop, I've combined Sew Lovely and I've Got Your Number to make my card. Let's get to it then...

I've made a sweet 16th birthday card. I wanted it feminine and yet fun at the same time. I used I've Got Your Number and made a sweet little background panel. I also used it to make the sentiment for my card. 

I stamped the B image and hand cut it, then stamped day on the label from Timeless Tags.

I stamped these button images from Sew Lovely and die cut them. Then I sewed them over some lace. Aren't they cute??? I told you they could be used for more than just vintage themed cards. 

As always, you have a chance to win prizes over at the TCM blog. All you have to do is to leave a message on EACH of the DT members' blogs. Lisa will randomly pick a winner. Here's the blog hop order for your reference. 

Before I go, there's just one more surprise I have to leave with you...we have a very special release kit from Ivana Camdzic. You can view it over at the TCM blog as well as the TCM store. 

You can head on over to Jenny Suchin's blog now...don't forget to leave a message for a chance to win some prizes!!! Thanks for stopping by today. I'll see you again soon!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Craft's Meow February 2012 Release Preview: Day 4

Hello again! It's Day 4 of The Craft's Meow February 2012 Release Previews. Welcome back! We have one more set to showcase today before the full reveal and blog hop. Today we're featuring Sew Lovely designed by the wonderful Nina Brackett.

This lovely set is filled with wonderful vintage images! I absolutely LOVE it! Here's what I came up with...

Some images from this set are compatible with Spellbinders dies. It's great that way, specially for those people who don't really like to hand cut.  

I kept the colors neutral and muted for this know how I love neutrals! :) 
I luv, luv, luv the different button images in this set. They are sooo versatile...I'm going to show you more tomorrow! I had a blast with this set and I have a feeling I will be using a lot more of it in the future.

Do you want to win this set? Easy! Just leave a comment at The Craft's Meow Store Blog.
Join us tomorrow for the full reveal and the blog hop!!! There are more prizes to be given away! Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I've provided you with some inspiration. See you tomorrow! :)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Craft's Meow February 2012 Release Preview: Day 3

Hi bloggies! Welcome back! It's Day 3 of The Craft's Meow February 2012 Release Preview. Today we are featuring I've Got Your Number by Kaitlyn Ord

I had so much fun with this set. Here's what I did with it.

It's was my parent's 38th year anniversary a few weeks I was inspired to make an anniversary card for them. And one of my favorite color combinations for elegant cards is gray, kraft and cream.

I dry embossed my kraft cardstock and inked the raised areas with white pigment ink. Then I added the lace, some flowers, ribbon...and there you go! This stamp set is going to go a LONG way. It's perfect for ANY card style. You are going to LOVE it!!!

Do you want to win this set? Just head on over to The Craft's Meow Store Blog and leave a comment for Lisa. The other ladies have gorgeous projects made for you. Make sure you check out their blogs! I'll see you again tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 85

Hi! It's finally the weekend! It seems to be going really fast these days. We have our Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 85 today. Why don't you come and join us for a little crafty fun? We have another sketch from Jen this week. Here we go...

And here's what I came up with. I went with a little bit more shabby chic with this one. Using patterned paper with vintage images, flowers and lace. 

I used Cameo Creations and Cameo to Go for this card. I deviated a little from the can too! lol! :) I just wanted to make something really feminine. This is what came to mind when I saw the sketch for the first time.

Come join us for a chance to win your choice of WMS stamp set. Check out the other Mischief Makers for more inspiration. I'll see you over there! 

Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Party

Hi friends! It's Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Party. Yay! I made it to the party! It seems like I've been missing plenty of these!!! So here I am, armed and ready with a card. lol! 

The theme for this month's party is Spring. And when I think of spring, I think of all the wonderful colors, like yellows, greens, and blues. Here's what I did with my card. I wanted to use one of my favorite color combinations, yellow, aqua and light green. When I thought of these colors, I immediately grabbed my Dainty Doilies: large stamp set.

After stamping my background panel, I wanted to add some banners to the side. I die cut the banners and stamped it with Gingham & Co. Then I layered a label over it because it seemed like it was missing something. I knew I wanted to put some flowers in there but I wanted to use something else other than what I always use. So I borrowed Anya's idea and made these instead. 

I used the little images from Rescue Remedies for the flowers. That's it for me. I hope you like my card. Join us at the party ok?! See you there! :)

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Craft's Meow February 2012 Release Preview: Day 2

Hiya! Welcome back! It's Day 2 of The Craft's Meow February Release Previews. Today we're featuring Owl See You in the Spring by Jenny Suchin.

Jenny has made another cute set for us that I'm sure you will all love. Here's what I came up with. I made an Easter card and used this super cute bunny image. I don't know if you can see it, but I lightly stamped a sentiment set on the background.

This stamp set has a lot of cute images for spring. I can imagine them on cards for kids birthday parties, Easter egg hunt parties and many, many more. I stamped the bunny image three times and colored them in.

I also stamped the sentiment three times on a die cut banner. I added a lot of other elements like the burlap, buttons and lace. I wanted there to be a lot of texture and height to my card. I hope I achieved that. 

Do you want to win this set? Just leave a comment on the TCM Blog. That's all! And make sure to head on over to see what the other girls have in store for you. I'll see you again tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by! Hugs! :)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Craft's Meow February 2012 Release Preview: Day 1

***My CASE Study Challenge 78 post is just below...please scroll down.***

Hi 'ya! Welcome to The Craft's Meow Fabruary 2012 Release Day 1! Today we are featuring a new stamp set designed by the very talented Nina Brackett, Tweet of You.

I have always wanted to have a set like this so you can imagine I was very happy to see this come in the mail. It is super, super cute! Here's what I made with my set.

I stamped one of the bird cages in the set and hand cut it. Then I layered it with a die cut doily and a circle. I added the cute little die cut bird as well.

Aside from all of the cute images in this set, it also has sweet little sentiments. 

I hope you enjoyed that! Make sure you head on over to the TCM blog, there's a prize waiting for you there and all you have to do is leave a comment! :)

CASE Study Challenge 78

Hi there! Sorry it's been quiet around here. Things have been busy at work and I've been too tired to make anything when I get home. I can't believe I didn't post anything for Valentine's Day though. I felt really bad about that. I'll make it up to you this week! 

Did you see the submissions for CASE Study Challenge 77?! Wow! I had a hard time picking a favorite! Well, this week is CASE Study Challenge 78. Time to have a bit og inky fun and some friendly competition. Here's Karola's card this week.

I know I totally missed out on posting anything on Valentine's I'm making up for it with a Valentine's Day card today. I combined stamps from PTI and WMS. The banners are from Bitty Banners by Waltzingmouse Stamps. I think this is my most used WMS stamp set ever. I just LOVE it! 

The label and iron-looking markings are from PTI, Sweet Love stamp set. I tried to add the  white dots that Karola used on her card. They were made using enamel accents. I don't have a good control of it though and they didn't come out very uniformly. 

By the way, we have a sponsor this week! Yay! It's My Thoughts Exactly. The winner gets to choose 2 stamp sets from their store. Be sure to check out the other ladies over at CASE Study Challenge blog as well! I'll be back in a few for TCM's February release! :) 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 84

Hi there! It's finally the weekend! Breaking Dawn is out in dvd and I have to go get me one! YES. I am one of those people. lol! I have to say the books are better than the movies. But it gets better after the first two movies right? :) 

It's also time for some inky fun over at Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. This week's sketch is from our lovely Jen. It's a great sketch you can work some of your magic on. Here it is...Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 84.

And here's what I came up with. I wanted to work with some cute images for my card this week...and what could be more cute that the little lamb in the L'il Buddies stamp set.

I stamped the heart label and colored them in with pink. I also colored in the lamb and hand cut it. I added some banners, one to hold my sentiment the other just to add a bit more pink to my card. I adhered it onto a small tag that I tied on the ribbon. The banners are from Bitty Banners, one of my FAVE sets from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

The ribbon is actually a strip of lace that I used in another way. I LOVE wooden here's another one of them! :) 

That's my card for this week! I hope you liked it. I want to see what you come up with this sketch. Don't forget to check out what the other Mischief Makers have made for you this week. Thanks for stopping by. I'll be seeing you again! Hugs!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

PTI 5th Year Anniversary: Day 4

***Scroll down for my CASE Study Challenge 77 post.***

Hiya! I'm back! I'm trying to catch the PTI Anniversary: Day 4 Contest. Have you seen their giveaway for Day 4? Actually, have you been seeing ALL the goodies they've been giving away since Day 1?! Oh my gosh!!! PTI goodness at it's best. 

So here's my submission for Day 4. I chose to use Heather Nichols' favorite color combination...which also happens to be my favorite color combination. :)

I die cut some scalloped strips of patterned paper and layered them one over another. I adhered them over some lace to soften my card a bit. I also die cut the banner and the doily, again layering them. 

I stamped the sunflowers and colored it before hand cutting it. Then I added the twine and button. I couldn't help but adding the little tag and the sentiment on it. Here's hoping I can get my hands on some PTI goodies! :)


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