Thursday, December 26, 2013

Case Study Challenge #172

Hello again.  This is my last post as Guest Designer for December over at  CASE Study Challenge.  Its been really fun!  Time to recover from Christmas!

We are continuing to honor the wonderful Cath Edvalson from Moxie Fab World and her influence on the paper crafting community.  

This week's inspiration is so sweet.  Can you imagine the work that went into those cookies!!!

 I can't lie - this one had me stumped.  I had several ideas, but nothing would come together.  I tried watercoloring and a few different stamp sets.  Finally, I looked at the picture again and it reminded me of my grandmother.  She used to crochet doilies and embroider flowers on pillow cases.  She would have loved these cookies :)

Hands down, the most time consuming and tedious card I have ever made!  But I'm really happy with the result.



Cardstock - White, Kraft - Neenah
Stamps - Stitches and Swirls, Mini Blooms - Papertrey Ink
Ink - Soft Sand - Hero Arts Shadow Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Kraft Glassine Envelope - Ranger -Tim Holtz
Other - Lace, Doily, Vintage buttons, Embroidery Floss, Patterned paper ( I don't recall where this one came from)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

CASE Study Challenge #171

This is my third post as a Guest Designer at CASE Study Challenge  for December.  How can it already be the third Thursday in December????  Eeek!  So much to do in so little time!

All December, we are honoring Cath Edvalson from Moxie Fab World and her influence on the paper crafting community.  

This week's inspiration is AMAZING!  I admit that I am a bit of a bird freak -  LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Here's my take:

Over the summer, I fell in love with this patterned paper from Studio Calico.  I heat embossed stripes with clear embossing  powder and colored in the flowers on the sections not embossed.  I couldn't figure out what to do with it until I saw this week's inspiration photo.

Merry Christmas!



Cardstock - White - Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper - Sundrifter 6x6 pad - Studio Calico
Die - Serene Bird - Memory Box
Stamps - Background Basics Super Stripes, Happy For You - Papertrey Ink
Ink - VersaMark - Tsukineko
Embossing Powder - Black - Stampendous, Clear - Ranger
Markers - Assorted Copic and Ranger Distress
Embellishments - My Mind's Eye & Basic Grey
Punch - EK Success

Thursday, December 12, 2013

CASE Study Challenge #170

Its that time again!  I'm a Guest Designer over at CASE Study Challenge  for December.

This month, we are honoring the fabulous Cath Edvalson from Moxie Fab World and her influence on the paper crafting community.  

I love the simple design and colors of this cupcake. (The design actually reminds me of my wedding cake - apropos with today being my anniversary :)

So here's what I came up with:

The glitter snowflake background was made using Be Creative tape attached to card stock.  I die cut the tape side with the Impression Obsession snowflake die and covered the design with Glitter Ritz glitter in Stardust and Warm Highlight.  It is very tedious with all those tiny pieces, but the result is so pretty!

Have a great week!

Cardstock - Aqua Mist, White - Papertrey Ink; Brown - Michaels
Stamp - Framed Out #8 - Papertrey Ink
Ink - Cup O Joe - Hero Arts
Die - Impression Obsession
Glitter - Warm Highlight, Stardust - Glitter Ritz
Ribbon - Chocolate - Paper Source
Other - Be Creative Tape Sheets - Sookwang

Thursday, December 5, 2013

CASE Study #169

I'm a Guest Designer over at CASE Study Challenge for December.  (How can it already be December?!  So much to do, so little time!)  I am super excited to be a part of this fun and inspiring group this month!

Throughout the month, we are honoring the fabulous Cath Edvalson from Moxie Fab World and her influence on the paper crafting community.  

Um, hello gorgeous!!  Love this photo, the feathers and sequins are stunning, and I love the flow of the skirt.  I took the colors and flow as inspiration and created this.



Cardstock - Hawaiian Shores - Papertrey Ink; Gold - Michaels
Watercolor paper - Ranger Tim Holtz
Ink - Peacock Feather, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass, Evergreen Bough, Wild Honey, Dusty Concord - Distress - Ranger; Versamark - Tsukineko; Navy - Fresh Ink
Stamps - Snowflakes - The Craft's Meow; Sentiment - Framed Out #8 - Papertrey Ink
Other - Sequins - Michaels; Gold Perfect Pearls - Ranger; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher - Ranger

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

CASE Study Challenge #167 - Joyous Snowflakes Card

In my attempt to enter more challenges, I'm entering this week's CASE Study Challenge.  

Here is the inspiration:

And my holiday project.  I can't stop using these snowflake dies - they are so delicate and pretty! (Please pardon the lighting - it have been raining here and I can't get outside!)

Have a great Thanksgiving!


Cardstock - Kraft, Silver - Michaels
Patterned Paper - Lost & Found Christmas - My Mind's Eye
Dies - Snowflakes - Impression Obsession, Swirls- Memory Box
Punch - Postage Edge - Fiskars
Stamp - Snowflake Flurries - Papertrey Ink
Ink - Black - Hero Arts
Gems - Hero Arts

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

CASE Study Challenge #166 - Christmas Tag

I have been trying (unsuccessfully for the most part) to complete more card challenges.  Life is crazy, blah blah blah…

Tonight, I saw a post on Facebook that Case Study Challenge Blog didn't have many entries for this challenge and had no takers for their Guest Designer spot.

Well, my paint isn't dry on the project I need to finish, so why not work on a fun one while I wait :)

Here's the inspiration-

And here's what I came up with -

Thanks for stopping by!

Supply List:
Cardstock - Kraft - Michaels
Patterned Paper - Lost & Found Christmas - My Mind's Eye
Dies - Tag Sale #3 & Christmas Poinsettia - Papertrey Ink
Other - Platinum and Old Paper Stickles - Ranger; Ribbon.

Holiday Card Workshop Homework - Day 1

My addiction to Online Card Classes continues.  I'm currently taking the 2013 Holiday Card Workshop.

Day 1 focused on different ideas for the insides of cards.  This one used a different fold with a hidden greeting inside.

I love it (that Savvy Stamps Partridge always makes me happy), but it seems like it needs a little something else.

I'll have to put it aside for a bit and look at it again to figure it out.

Sweet Elephant Baby Card

I made this card for a recent submission.  It wasn't chosen for publication, but it is one of my new favorites anyway.

 The background is birch paper stamped with the dauber of Distress Paint in Picked Raspberry.

Serious cuteness :)

Cardstock - White, Hibiscus Burst- Papertrey Ink;
Patterned Paper - Chalk Studio - MME;
Specialty Paper - Birch Veneer - Simon Says Stamp;
Ink - Black - Hero Arts, Spun Sugar Distress Ink - Ranger;
Paint - Picked Raspberry Distress - Ranger;
Button & Jute  Twine - Papertrey Ink;
Pink Twine - Lawn Fawn;
Dies - Photo Frame (48616) and Elephant (11921) - Silhouette

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Runway Inspired Challenge #45 - Tanya Taylor Spring 2014

I love card challenges, but can never seem to find the time to enter them.  Hopefully this will signal the turning of a new leaf!

The inspiration for this Runway Inspired Challenge:


Love it - cool colors and my favorite pattern - stripes!

My project is perhaps a bit literal, but I couldn't help myself - I loved the all those stripes!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Watercolor Flower card

I made this one a while ago, but it caught my eye today.  It is definitely a favorite - clean and simple, and a pop of color.   

The Forever and Always stamp set is from Simon Says Stamp.  LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!  The flower was watercolored with Distress reinkers in Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint.  Once it was dry, the sentiment was embossed in white and dots were applied using white Enamel Accents.

Other Supplies:
Cardstock - Soft Stone - Papertrey Ink
Ink - Colorbox Dye Ink (I can't recall the color, but it is a dark gray)
Other - Corner Rounder

Monday, September 16, 2013

Another Inked Embossing Folder

I've found so many cute embossing folders lately.  My current faves are the Cuttlebug triangles I can't stop using and this one from Lifestyle Crafts:
I inked the folder before embossing using Hero Arts Soft Pool Shadow Ink.

Other Supplies:
Cardstock - Ocean Tides and Soft Stone - Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper - Uncharted Waters - Glitz
Die - Thanks - Savvy Stamps
Button - Basic Grey
Other - Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen

Friday, September 13, 2013

Another hello card

I think my favorite kind of card to make is a Hello card.  I have so many hello dies and stamps - love to experiment with them.

The background was dry embossed with a Cuttlebug folder inked with Hero Arts Shadow ink in Soft Pool.  The PTI stitched Hello was die cut from patterned paper and backed with white paper.

Other supplies:
Cardstock - Ocean Tides, Soft Stone - Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper - Hero Arts/Basic Grey - Hello Luscious
Twine - PTI

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Late Summer Card Camp Homework :)

I took the awesome Online Card Classes Summer Card Camp class earlier this summer.  Unfortunately, life got crazy and I didn't get to participate much.  I did manage to make this card based on one of the sketches and color combos.

 (The light was a little bright for the first pic - wish I would have see this before dark!)

The hearts were cut out from the card front using the Lawn Fawn heart dies.  The positive die cuts were covered with Distress Paints and Glossy Accents.

Other supplies:
Cardstock - Kraft - PTI
Background stamp - Hero Arts Envelope Liner
Stamp - PTI
White Pen - Distress Picket Fence Marker

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Triangles - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge/ Moxie Fab Trendy Triangles

Its been a while since I've posted!  Life has been taking over.

I love the Mama Elephant Trifecta stamp set.  I can't stop using it!  Here's what I came up with for the challenge.  (I missed the Moxie Fab Trendy Triangle Challenge when I posted this - I'm adding it there too :))

 Its really different for me and I think I love it!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger - Pastel Pretties

Super cute pastel jordan almonds were featured in this week's Tuesday Trigger.  

I immediately thought of a lesson in the Online Card Classes Pattern Play class earlier in March.  Jennifer McGuire used Distress Stain in Picket Fence to alter a bright patterned paper.  

I bought an 8 x8 Heidi Grace Cartwheel paper pad at Joann (because it was cute).  I loved the patterns, but they were too bright for the pastel look.  A wash with the Picket Fence stain took care of that! 

I cut the bird with the Silhouette Cameo (free easter shapes from last week).  I'm still working on getting the right blade settings for some of the different media types, so the cuts aren't perfect.  

Stamps - Hero Arts - Hello Luscious, Sentiment - Hero Arts/Studio Calico
Ink - Hero Arts Shadow Ink Bubble Gum, Fresh Ink Melon
Cardstock - White & Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

My first publication!

Its here!  My first publication is in Paper Crafts Magazine's special issue Handmade Home Decor.  I'm so excited.  I even got a little mention on the blog!