Saturday, June 16, 2012

Wow! Powder Puff Girls Blog Hop

Hi! and welcome to the Powder Puff Girls Blog Hop for Wow! Embossing Powders.  This month it is our team's turn to host the hop, and we have lots of fun things for you to see along the way.  You should have arrived from Birgit's blog - if not, you will want to start at the Wow Blog, so you don't miss anything.  Be sure to leave comments along the way for your chance to win some of our awesome embossing powders and more.

Since everyone is getting into the full swing of summer, here in the United States, I thought I would share this altered frame, with one of my favorite beach pictures of my husband and me.

The chipboard chair, umbrella and sentiment are from Twiddleybitz, and I embossed them using some of my favorite Suzy West colors - Cotton Candy,  Bubblegum and Earthtone Pepper.

To make the polka dots on the umbrella, I added mini glue dots over the already heated blue base, then sprinkled pink over the glue dots and embossed.  It's really a quick and easy was to create dots on your projects.

It's time to hop on  to Jan's blog and see what she has cooked up for you!  You've got a week to get your comments in . Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Paper Pieced Hampton Art Card

Paper piecing can be so fun, and using this Outlines/Hampton Art stamp and American Crafts Paper, I was able to piece my entire stamp!

Supply List:

Hampton Art Stamps:  Posy Collage  #PS0619


Colorbox Archival Dye: Wicked Black

Colorbox Chalk Ink: Chestnut Roan

Top Boss Watermark Ink

American Crafts papers, metal badge: Garden Cafe

Worldwin Cardstock:  CutMates Molasses Cookies

Gold Embossing Powder

Cheery Lynn Designs Die:  Anastasia Border

Viva Décor Pearls: Kiwi

Want2Scrap Pearls

Copic Markers

Shimmer Satin Ribbon, Really Reasonable Ribbon

Tools: Grand Callibur, Close To My Heart Heat Gun

Adhesives: GlueArts Glue Glider Pro – Perma Tac; U Cut It Dimensional Adhesive

Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive

Designer Notes:

1.      Stamp the Posy Collage on white cardstock, using Wicked Black, for the base image.

2.      Stamp the image again on coordinating patterned papers, and fussy cut the inner flower petals.

3.      On the base image, color the outer edge of each flower, with a coordinating Copic marker.

4.      Glue each of the patterned paper flowers down to the base image.

5.      Stamp another Posy Collage image on the Molasses Cookies Cardstock, using the watermark ink.  Sprinkle with gold embossing powder and heat set.

6.      Cut each of the flower centers out, and adhere to the base image.

7.      Add decorative accents to the flower centers with adhesive pearls, and Viva Décor Pearls.

8.      Ink the edges of all papers with the Chestnut Roan ink.

9.      Assemble as shown.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Where Our Journey Began

I was going through some of my pictures this weekend, and found this one. that I really like, of me and my husband.  It was taken at the lake in our neighborhood, which happens to be where we got married.  I had this journey themed paper from Kaisercraft ( Check In) - which typically would be used for trips and vacations.  But I got to thinking...journeys don't always involve traveling. Much more often, it has less to do about where we go and more to do about who we become.

My new Cheery Lynn dies for the month arrived on Saturday - so this layout was the perfect opportunity to start playing with them!

The new challenge this week is "roses".  So be sure to get those entries in for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate.  Also,  all entries for the month of June will be eligible to win a Big Shot Machine - how awesome is that?  You can only enter one project a week - but make sure you enter each week, for four chances to win!

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies
Kaisercraft Check In Collection
Passport/ P860
Destination/ P864
Roam/ P861
6 1/2 inch Check In Paper Pad
Borders Sticker Sheet/ SS138
Check In Collectables/ CT716

Kaisercraft: Saturday Sketch Challenge #2
Catered Crop: Banners or Buntings

Masculine Birthday Card

My boss' s birthday is coming up in a few weeks, and I didn't want to wait until the last minute to get his card made.  So, when I saw that the JustRite Stampers challenge this week was masculine cards, I thought this would be the perfect prompter for me.

He is going to be 36, so I took some Tim Holtz Ruler Ribbon, folded it, so that the 3 and 6 were beside each other, and stapled it in place.  I took the postage stamp die from Spellbinder's/ Becky Fleck's Office  Supplies, and cut away the embossed center rectangle and used this to frame my "36".  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from JustRite's Always and Forever Medallion Labels set. My patterned papers are from Simple Stories, and my kraft cardstock from Worldwin Papers.

The main image is from JustRite's Oceanside Oval Medallion Labels set.  it was cut and framed using the Spellbinders/ JustRite Oval Medallion Label die. The image was colored with Copics. I also cut a tattered page border from the Office Supplies set, to go under my paper tag layer.  I inked the edges of all of my papers with Distress Ink, and finished the card off with a manly jute ribbon bow.

Mojo Monday: Sketch
JustRite Friday Challenge: Vintage Masculine