Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sew, You Love JustRite?

You know I love playing the JustRite Challenges - and hardly ever miss one. Well, this one almost snuck up on me, but I love what I came up with for this sketch challenge. I used the Stitched with Love set, and colored it with copics and watercolor crayons. My background paper is an actual tissue paper pattern that I glued to cardstock. The pattern graphic was from a vintage sewing pattern that I scanned, reduced and printed. I even pinned my pattern down, just like I used to do when I would sew with my great-grandmother. I of course had to finish it off with seam binding.

JustRite: Sketch
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Anything Goes

Flower Soft Hop for May

We invite you to join the fabulous Flower Soft® team on an inspirational blog hop featuring projects using Flower Soft Stamps!

The blog hop starts on the Flower Soft® Blog on May 11th at 6:00am CT and ends May 24th at midnight CT. The winner will be announced on the Flower Soft® Blog on May 25th. If you get lost along the way the complete hop list will be posted on the Flower Soft® Blog.

Be sure to comment on every blog in the hop. One lucky person that comments on one of the blogs will be chosen to receive a $50 Flower Soft® shopping spree!!!

Hello hoppers! You should have just come from Debbie Seyer's blog - I'm sure she dazzled you! I'm the last stop on this hop - so if you missed it, go back and start at the beginning.

For my card I used the Gate Stamp. I colored my fence and gate using copics, and then painted it with Rock Candy Crackle paint, let it dry, then rubbed the entire thing with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I love how this made it look like a worn garden gate. This stamp set also came with the Secret Garden Sign, as well as the grasses that I stamped on the background. I added Flower Soft for my flowers and grass using Peony Pink, Meadow, Delphinium Blue , Ocean and Pine.
The paper is from Webster's Pages, and was the perfect backdrop for my secret garden.

Flower Soft® website:

Blog hop list!

Dina Kowal
Deb Felts
Cibele Glazer
Debbie Sherman
Jeanne Streiff
Linda Beeson
Debbie Seyer
Gini Cagle

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sunshine Makes Me Happy

This is the time of the year I love - the sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and summer is just around the corner. Every time I look at Echo Park's Springtime collection, it just makes me smile. I don't usually use a lot of stickers, but there is something about Echo Park's stickers, that come with their collections, that just call out to me to use them!

The flower panel was another great "find" in this collection. It had some really cute flowers printed on it, but I decided it would be fun to add some of the Beary Scrap's mulberry flowers over the printed ones. My flowers were a little too big, so I removed the bottom two layers and glued them on. Did you notice that yummy Leandro Blue seam binding winding it's way across my card? I decided it is much more fun to add wrinkles to something than to try to get rid of them!

You still have time to join the sketch challenge for a wonderful chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Beary Scrap!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Blossom with Belles n Whistles

It's a new challenge at Belles n Whistles - and what we are looking for are flowers on a shaped (not square) card. My sweet card is made using a Fairy Nice Flower stamp and Echo Park's Little Girl paper. I cut my card out using one of the Grand Spellbinders dies (my favorite way to make shaped cards). The flowers were made using Punch Bunch flower punches and Core'dinations cardstock. You have two weeks to play along with the BnW challenge, for your chance to win a stamp of your choice.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Cookin with Unity

I love trying new recipes, and you know I love stamping and scrapping - So, when Unity Stamps issued the challenge to make an 8x8 layout featuring a recipe to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day - it was a no brainer for me!

I love making chutneys to use on paninis - and cranberry chutney is one of my favorites. It really helped that I had this adorable Webster's Pages/Unity stamp set featuring the preserve jar.

Unity: Recipie Layout