Thursday, March 6, 2014
Hello there! The challenge this week at the Pals Paper Arts is a color challenge. The colors are Night of Navy, Wisteria Wonder, and Smoky Slate, so grab your provisions, create something fun, then head on over to link it up.
I thought that I would try my hand at the watercolor background that is oh so popular now. I used our watercolor wonder paper trimmed to size, then using my aqua painter and my ink pads, I just colored on the ink from dark to light. It was very easy, and I liked the first try.
I used three different stamp sets to get the sentiment that I wanted, Hello Sailor, Hello Lovely, and A Dozen Thoughts. I just pieced them together. Smoky slate chevron ribbon and night of navy stiched grosgrain ribbon helps to anchor my sentiment.
Stamped twice, once on the watercolor paper, then again on very vanilla and punched out with a circle punch.
I liked how my first watercolor card turned out, I definitely think this is more of "man card" due to the simple nature and lack of frills! Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Today I am going to share with you another Birthday in a Jar project. This project fits this week's The Stampin' Royalty challenge, All that glitters is Gold. So grab your golden provisions, then head on over to the Stampin' Royatly to link it up!
You might remember my Birthday Wishes Jar, this one is pretty similar but I used the great Sweet Sorbet DSP which is free during Sale-A-Bration with your qualifying purchase. Click on the above link for detailed instructions on making this cute jar.
This Birthday jar was made for our great friend Amy. Her son Max met Mackie through sailing and we all have become great friends since, you might remember some of these pictures;
So on Sunday sailing practice, Mackie was pleasantly surprised (ok, she was giddy) with an invite to go to prom with Max, he asked her in person, then sent her this:
On a summer sailing trip, Mackie had accidentally pronounced her assistive light on her cell phone as an assertive light, and ever since then, it has been their joke. Max used his "assertive" light to create this super cool picture with help from his mom Amy.
Prom dress shopping has already started and will continue this weekend, we have invited Amy to join us for the fun. Wish us luck on finding the perfect dress!
Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!
Stamps: Perfect Pennants
Paper: Sweet Sorbet DSP, gold fancy foil vellum
Tools: big shot, banners framelits, chalk talk framelits, gold sequins, ribbon, bakers twine
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Hello There! Today's project is my goddess project for the Stampin' Royalty challenge blog. This week's challenge is anything Clean and Simple (CAS). So grab your provisions and create something CAS. I try really hard at CAS, which is silly since it should be simple, but it always takes me way out of my comfort zone.
I needed a gift bag for one of Tate's friends birthday gift. When looking at the gift bags at Target, I really didn't see anything that I liked, so I decided to get a plain green bag and dress it up myself.
I went straight to My Digital Studio since I needed some words and numbers. I found my star and tag punches and made them the size I wanted, added some quick arrow cutouts and sent everything to my Cameo to cut. Simple as that.
I embossed my star with the hexagon embossing folder, my banner was die cut using the new banner framelits, then embossed with the arrow embossing folder. A bit of I Am Me DSP finished off the tag. I used real red, gumball green, tangerine tango, bermuda bay, smoky slate, and night of navy.
So what do you think about this CAS gift tag? I love the mix of MDS and an e-cutter. Have you tried MDS yet? I really do love it. Remember, Sale-a-Bration is still going on, so shop now at my ONLINE STORE to get your free item. Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Hello there! Are you ready for a fun sketch? The Pals Paper Arts team has a great new sketch for you this week, so take a look, grab your provisions and head on over to the PALS to link it up.
This fab new Watercolor Wonder DSP is all the rage now, with the soft colors already colored for you. I decided that I wanted to try my own "water coloring" with my Chalk Talk stamp. I just simply colored my stamp in a random pattern with my gumball green stamp-n-write marker and die cut it with the matching chalk talk framelit die. Easy peasy!
Love these soft colors, and when embossed with the new arrows textured embossing folder, it adds some quiet fun. Gumball green ribbon and burlap ribbon help to add to the sketch elements.
This is the first time I have made the DSP my card base, and the colors on the inside are as pretty as the outside, just some minimal dressing up and a happy birthday stamp is all that is needed.
Simply lovely. I think this card would work for anyone, young to old, boy to girl. Just a reminder that the clearance rack has been updated, so shop now at my ONLINE STORE for the best selection.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!
Stamps: Chalk Talk, Perfect Pennants
Paper: Watercolor wonder DSP, calypso coral and whisper white card stock
Ink: Gumball green stamp-n-write marker, versamark pad
Tools: Big shot, chalk talk framelits, arrows TIEF, gumball green stitched ribbon, burlap ribbon
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Hello there! Today we have a very fun challenge for you over at the Stampin' Royalty challenge blog. It is a super cute color challenge. Take a look at the colors, grab your provisions, then head on over to link it up.
My sister's baby shower is this weekend, and I wanted to make a few items for it. The shower will be in sunny Florida, so I will not be able to attend, so I am sending love from a far.
Sheri loves monkeys and after I saw this monkey SVG I knew that I had to make a card with it. My cameo really got a work out this week, but it was all worth it.
I used my wonderful SU papers; fresh prints DSP stack, Eastern Elegance DSP, and real red, island indigo, and crushed curry card stock which all cut beautifully.
Some quick words programmed in MDS, and cut so easily. Tate wanted a "tie-bow" added to the monkey. He really loves them. Here are a few more items that I made for the shower:
When I first saw this specific stamp in the Starburst sayings stamp set, I wondered if I would ever use it. But after looking about what else to make, this stamp just shouted to be used. I made two badges for the first time parents to wear, how cute!
I have imported my punches from MDS into my silhouette software, so it is super easy to size them any size you need and still have our favorite items readily available. This cute little passie dresses up the inside of the card.
There is a whole theme that the shower is based on, so I just added a bit of items to help the hostess out and to show some love. We all can't wait to meet baby Evan. Tate will tell anyone who will listen that he has a new baby cousin, Eben, but he's not born yet. He points out pregnant ladies all the time now, it's so funny.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Hello there! Today we have a fun picture challenge for you over at Stampin' Royalty. The picture is perfect for your last minute Valentine's Day cards. Take a look, grab your provisions, then head on over to link it up!
I pretty much pulled the colors out of the photo and went to work. The Fresh Prints DSP stack made quick work for the background paper. Out came my Gorgeous Grunge, Perfect Pennants, Hearts a Flutter and January Paper Pumpkin stamps to help me complete this card.
Who doesn't need a bit of silver sparkle for a 'tines day card? Silver glimmer paper hearts and silver ribbon add a nice shine.
Here is a close up of my tag, I embossed it the beautifully baroque embossing folder, then added my layers.
Double, no triple hearts for this tag!
This card will be given to my husband Chris, I tried not to make it too girly, but heck, it's a Valentine's Day card, it is supposed to be pink and filled with hearts! I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch to help me out.
Mackie had her 16th Birthday on Saturday, so we have been super busy, here are a few pictures of her big day:
We had a sign made from a invite that I saw on Pinterest, and decorated the yard with deco mesh bows, and tissue pom poms on the front door. We were trying to be stealthy the night before, but she heard us, though didn't peek!
We had a family birthday dinner at the Melting Pot with my cousin Catherine. They have always had a special bond since Mackie was a wee little one. Tate was not impressed with the whole cook your own dinner thing and played with his kindle most of the time.
The sad news is that Mackie's Dinner Party for her friends was supposed to be tonight, but since we are supposed to be slammed with snow, we had to reschedule it, I will post those pictures after her rescheduled time. Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Perfect Pennants, Hearts a Flutter and January Paper Pumpkin stamps
Paper: Fresh Prints DSP stack, whisper white, strawberry slush, coastal cabana, silver glimmer paper
Ink: Strawberry slush, coastal cabana
Tools: Big Shot, beautifully baroque ef, hearts a flutter framelits, small heart punch, sunburst framelits, chalk talk framelits, natural chevron ribbon, silver taffeta ribbon