Thursday, May 23, 2013
I’m on my way back from our trip to Cabo – this is being pre-posted because I wasn’t sure if I would have internet service. So here ya go – the latest CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge! It’s another great sketch from Jackie.
I love the whole slanted aspect to this sketch (although the linear side of my brain is screaming a bit – LOL). I’ve also really been loving the “cottage rose” looking flowers. I pulled out my Blanket Stitched Blooms and stamped them without the blanket stitching for a softer, more water colored look. I die cut the flowers and layered them over some fun polka dot DP and cute baker’s twine. I stamped the sentiment and created a banner. Easy sleazy, right?!
We’d love to see what you all come up with for this sketch! You can link it up over at the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge Blog. And while you’re there, be sure and peruse the lovelies that my sweet teamies created for you! I know they’d appreciate some love!
Thanks so much for dropping by today! I’ll be back to somewhat of a normal blogging schedule in a few days (although we’ll be packing up and getting ready to move back to Washington for the summer – another crimp in my stamping life! LOL) Hope you have a great weekend!
STAMPS: Blanket Stitched Blooms (W Plus 9 Designs)
INK: Orange Fizz, Blu Raspberry, Sour Apple and Lemon Drop Dye Ink (My Favorite Things)
PAPER: White OP CS (Bazzill Basics Paper), Snap DP (Simple Stories), Solar White CS (Neenah Classic Crest
OTHER: Blanket Stitched Blooms Dies (W Plus 9 Designs), Caribbean Baker’s Twine (The Twinery)
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Still here in Cabo enjoying the sunshine with my family! But I wanted to pop in quickly to share another Paper Smooches project featuring more of the May release. This project features the new set called Think Fast. The stamp set has some super fun fast food images, as well as some really cute sentiments. It also has some coordinating dies that make using the images so much easier! This card features the sub sandwich. I die cut it out of some water color paper, stamped the sub sandwich image in VersaMark, and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I then went to town water coloring the image with some dye based markers and a water pen. Oh my goodness – I just love the magic of water coloring! I designed and cut out the sandwich basket with my Silhouette (I’d be happy to share the file with you if you’d like it – just send me an email) and added some tissue paper for a little sandwich shop reality. The sentiment is also from Think Fast. I’ve listed all of the products below my signature.
I think Kim is sharing some other fun projects over on the Paper Smooches blog today, so be sure and click on through to see what she’s got!
I’ll be home in a couple of days. In the meantime, I hope you’ll come back this Thursday for the next CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by!
STAMPS: Think Fast (Paper Smooches)
INK: VersaMark (Tsukineko) and Chocolate (Fresh Ink)
PAPER: Kraft CS (My Favorite Things), Watercolor Paper (Fabriano), White OP CS (Bazzill Basics Paper), Crimson CS (American Crafts)
OTHER: Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine (Silhouette America), Flag Tags Die and Think Fast Die (Paper Smooches), White Embossing Powder (Zing/American Crafts), Dye Based Markers (Memento), Watercolor Brush (Ranger), Red Gingham Ribbon and Green Buttons (from my stash)
Friday, May 17, 2013
I realized that I haven’t shared a Paper Smooches project with you in a few days. I’ve got a card that I think Kim shared on the Paper Smooches Blog last week. It features the new sentiment set called Slang Gang – suuuuuuper fun sentiments, especially if you have young people in your life. I combined “dude” with “you rock” from Sentiment Sampler. Oh, and I also created the sticker – full sized sticker sheet cut into a rectangle, rounded corners – easy peasy! I thought this would be a great “retro” guy card – maybe for a dad or uncle who actually remembers cassette tapes! Ha! I created the cassette tape from a file that I purchased at the Silhouette Online Store (all products listed below my signature).
I think Kim is sharing some other fun samples over on the Paper Smooches blog today. You should totally pop in and check them out.
Thanks so much for stopping in today. I so appreciate it! Have a great day!
STAMPS: Slang Gang and Sentiment Sampler (Paper Smooches)
INK: Black Dye (Hero Arts)
PAPER: Raven CS, Sea Glass OP CS, and White OP CS (Bazzill Basics Paper), Snap DP (Simple Stories), White Sticker Paper (Avery)
OTHER: Cassette Tape Cutting File (Silhouette Online Store), Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine (Silhouette America), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Thursday, May 16, 2013
I’m back with this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge! This week’s sketch was designed by N@, and I think it’s an awesome one, don’t you?!
Here’s my sample – I looked at it and saw a bee hive. Of course, I am in LOVE with hexagons, so I created a diagonal hexagon pattern and cut it out with my Silhouette Cameo. The little bees were created with some Elizabeth Craft Designs dies – aren’t they so fun? I’ll list all of the products I used below my signature.
We’d love to see your take on this sketch – you can link up your project at the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge Blog. While you’re there, be sure and check out the deliciousness that my other teammates created for you!
Thanks again for stopping by today – you make my heart smile. I’m off to Cabo for a week. I’ll have a couple of pre-posted projects that will pop up occasionally while I’m gone. So I hope you’ll come by for a visit again soon.
STAMPS: Chocolate Sentiments (My Favorite Things Stamps)
INK: Black Dye Ink (Hero Arts)
PAPER: Sunflower CS (American Crafts), Raven CS, and White OP CS (Bazzill Basics Paper), Vellum CS (Stampin’ Up!)
OTHER: Bee Dies (Elizabeth Craft Designs), Honeycomb Border Cutting File (Silhouette Online Store), Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine (Silhouette America)
As you’re reading this, I’ll be on a plane winging my way to Los Cabos, Mexico! Woohoo! But I wanted to let you know that Andrea Wolford, the brilliant mind behind Paper Crafter’s Library, contacted me several months ago to be one of their featured designers. My post is live on their website today, so I’d be ever so humbled and thrilled if you’d pop on over there and check it out. It’s a super cool site with tons awesome information for paper crafters! Here’s a little sneak peak of what you’ll see when you do.
Thanks so much for stopping in today! I’ll be back in a bit to share a project for the latest CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge! Toodles!
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Well, hello again!
Sheesh – posting four days in a row . . . there must be something wrong with me! LOL I’m back today to share the latest and greatest CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge. Chrissy designed this week’s sketch, and it’s a really good one (aren’t they all?!)
Here’s my take on the sketch. I like to twist and turn the sketch in all directions to see what I see . . . I saw a typewriter in this one, if you turn it on it’s side. Do you see it, too?! I created the typewriter with my amazing Silhouette Cameo – I can’t imagine my crafty life without that baby, I tell ya! I’ve listed the other product information at the bottom of the post.
We’d love to see what you all would do with this sketch! You can link your project up at the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge Blog. While you’re there, be sure and peruse the other lovely samples that my sweet teammates have created for you!
Okay, kids – that’s it for me today. I need to get some stuff mailed today (including my mom’s mother’s day card and gift – always running late! Yikes!) I hope you have some lovely plans for your day. Thanks so much for spending a bit of it here with me – I love it when you stop by for a visit!
PAPER: White OP CS, Dragonfly CS and Beetle Black CS (Bazzill Basics Paper)
OTHER: Typewriter Cutting File (Silhouette Online Store), Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine (Silhouette America), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Can you believe that it’s May 8th and already time for REVERSE CONFETTI’S first bi-monthly release?! I know I’ve been anxiously awaiting this day, and I hope you’re just as excited as we all are! To get things started, we invite YOU to hop along with the Confetti Crew and a few of Jen’s other stampy buddies that are helping her launch this fabulous new stamp company!
The hop started over on the REVERSE CONFETTI BLOG, and you should have made it here from the amazing Amy Kolling’s blog. It would be worth your while to start at the beginning of the hop so you don’t miss a thing! We have tons of inspiration for you to see using REVERSE CONFETTI’S first four brand new stamp sets! I have two projects that I’d love to share with you, so let’s get started, shall we?!
My first project features the set called Dream In Color (available NOW – click HERE to buy it). I designed and cut the rainbow out of different colors of designer paper using my Silhouette Cameo. I sized each section of the rainbow so that it would be as wide as each of the letters. I actually cut apart the word “COLOR” with my handy dandy scissors so that the letters would line up properly. These stamps are so beautifully manufactured that cutting the stamp apart was a breeze! Here’s a graphic of the entire set:
My second project features Peacock Pretties. I am really digging the feather trend that I’m seeing lately, and more specifically the peacock feathers. The bold and vibrant colors are something that I always love to work with because of my clean and simple style. Here’s what I came up with:
I inked up one of my acrylic blocks with the three colors of ink, and then I “kissed” the feather stamp onto the block, making sure that it got plenty of coverage. I then immediately stamped it onto the card base. The ink well was again cut using my Silhouette Cameo. I stamped the sentiment in gray ink, and inked it up a second time the same way that I inked up the feather image – by “kissing” it to the inked up block. I then cut out the word “IMAGINATION” and popped it up with foam tape right over the top of the gray stamped word. Peacock Pretties is also available NOW and can be purchased HERE. Here is what the full set looks like:
I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping with us today. Be sure and hop with us on the 8th of EVERY MONTH for more REVERSE CONFETTI inspiration! Now it’s time to hop on over to the fabulous Amber Hight’s blog. If you get lost along the way, you can find the hop order and list of all the participating designers over on the REVERSE CONFETTI BLOG!
Thanks for stopping by today – I so hope you love REVERSE CONFETTI as much as I do! Toodles!