Thursday, September 27, 2012

Kickstart Organize Your Supplies - Days 3&4

Today's Kickstart lesson was ideas for organizing supplies.  And, boy, do I need help with that!!

Apparently I had an organizational moment a couple of months ago because I found a "scrap bundle" in my box o' scraps!  All clipped together and everything.  I love the idea of bundling together scraps that look good together so you can use them later.

I've been inspired by Jennifer McGuire's paper strip cards from the class.  I thought it would be fun to try to use them on a birthday card for my niece.  

Cardstock - White - PTI
Paper - Bright Side paper pack - My Mind's Eye
Stamps - Birds - PTI, Sentiment - Simon Says Stamp
Other - Glossy Accents, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Kickstart Playtime (Days 9/10)

The Kickstart lessons yesterday and today were great!  Playtime was just what I needed to try out some of the cool new things I've been buying lately.

I seem to have accumulated a large collections of Distress Inks, reindeers and markers over the last couple of months (since I took the Online Card Classes Stretch Your Stamps class!)  I also dug up some Inchies purchased a while ago.

Using repositionable adhesive, I lined up 9 Inchies on a sheet of paper.   I just got these stamps from the Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit.  LOVE it!!

I thought it needed something.  Perhaps I need to adjust my perfect pearls recipe :)  It is still a work in progress.  

Stamps - Simon Says Stamps
Ink - Versafine Black
Distress Inks - Fired Brick, Worn Lipstick, Broken China, Crushed Olive, Faded Jeans, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar
Other - Perfect Pearls

Kickstart Give Yourself a Challenge (Day 7/8)

I'm loving the Online Card Classes Kickstart class right now.  The lessons for days 7 & 8 was to give yourself a challenge.  Since I usually spend way too much time on my cards, I did a 10 minute timed challenge.

Here is the birthday card I made for my nephew.

I was inspired by Lisa Spangler's vertical sentiments on Day 8.  I didn't like any of the larger birthday stamps to use vertically, but the beep beep! seemed perfect!  I don't think I like the colored penciled vehicles.  I think next time I would use markers (or spend a few more minutes coloring!)

Card Base - kraft - PaperSource
Cardstock - fine linen Papertrey Ink
Stamps & Dies - Papertrey Ink
Ink - Cup o Joe - Hero Arts Shadow ink
Colored Pencils - Prismacolor