Thursday, October 4, 2012

May Arts and Stampendous Week

This week the May Arts Ribbonistas have teamed up with the design team from Stampendous, to share with you tons of fun projects.  My project is up on the blog today - it's a fun birdhouse giftbox. All of the details are at the May Arts Blog.While you are there, take a look at all of the other projects for the week (and be sure to leave plenty of comments for your chance to win a fantastic prize package!)

Give Thanks

Here's my card that was up on the Hampton Art blog yesterday (in case you missed it!)

Supply List:

Hampton Art Stamps:  This Day Sentiments DT0046


Colorbox Chalk Ink: Dark Moss

Colorbox Pigment Ink:  Brown

Authentique Patterned Paper:  Free Bird Series One (Warmth, Poised)

Worldwin Cardstock:  CutMates Olive Oil

Cheery Lynn Designs Die:  Horizon Coved Rectangle, Classic Window Stackers

Advantus metal arrow

Close To My Heart Button

Tools: Grand Callibur, Scor-Pal

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


Designer Notes:

1.      Die cut decorative rectangles.

2.      Stamp sentiment 5 times on the smaller rectangle using the brown ink.

3.      Ink the edges of all papers with Dark Moss.

4.      Cut (4) 2.5”circles.  Cut a square of scrap paper 1.75” square.  Lay the square on the top of a circle, and draw lines around it.  Score each of these lines and fold towards the center.  Repeat for each circle.

5.      Arrange the quilted circles into a flower pattern and add a button in the center.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Hampton Art and Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hampton Art and Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness! You should have arrived from my friend Debbie Seyer's blog - if not then, be sure to start at the Hampton Art Blog, so that you don't miss anything!
Make sure to leave comments on all of the blogs for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Really Reasonable Ribbon or a Hampton Art Prize package with stamps and ink valued at approximately $20.
I used the brand new stamp set- Graphic 45 Ladies Diary One to create the focal point of my card.  The sentiment was heat embossed and then the script was stamped below that using ColorBox Chestnut Roan Chalk inkpad. The edges were curled and inked using Mixd Media Inkz - Leather. The lady was heat embossed using Hampton Art Pink powder - and then colored in with Copics.  I built a layer of ribbons using some gorgeous May Arts ribbons that I recieved from Really Reasonable Ribbons.  On the bottom is May Arts 1.5" Pink Crocheted Lace, with a paper panel over the center. Next is May Arts 5/8" Sheer Ruffle Edge Pink - I tied my bow with this as well.
Finally, and added a little pink bling from Studio G Adhesive Gems.
I hope you are starting to see pink! You are almost finished with the hop - head over to Cheryl Walker's  blog and then you will just have the final stop at the Really Reasonble Ribbon blog.



Monday, October 1, 2012

Happy Fall

Welcome to the first day of October! I really love fall, so I am thrilled to be able to make projects for this season.  Today's card features stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations and papers from Farmhouse Paper Company.
I've been selected to be a semi-finalist for the Hearfelt Creations DT - and need all of my friends and readers to help me out!  If you could go to the Heartfelt Creations Blog, and vote for at least 5 of your favorite Semi-finalists (you can also vote for your favorite returning designers).  Just by voting, you are entered to win a $50 gift certificate to HC - and you will really be helping me out!

Heartfelt Creations Elegant Autumn Swirl Leave HCPC3330
May Arts Ribbon

Fresh Fall Morning

Sometimes when I look back through my photo files, there are pictures that I've forgotten about, and it's fun to revisit those  memories with a new layout.  This  is  a picture that I cherish of me and my sweet nephew, on a fall outing to Mount Mitchell.  It was well into October, but the leaves still had not changed.  It was however, still a gorgeous weekend to remember.
I used the lace edger to create a pattern around my large panel. The photo was matted on a panel  embossed using the Rock Grunge plate. This is such a nice pattern to add texture without having a competing design. The gardenia was creating using Build a Flower 2 for the bottom petals and Pretty Petals for the top layer.  The Asters were made using the Stacker Flower 5, and the large sun for the center, from the Embellishment Two plate. 
Since fall is officially here, the new Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge is Halloween.  So think of a great way to trick or treat us and play along! 
Pretty Petals
Kaisercraft: Magnolia Grove Patterned Papers, Stickers