Saturday, April 26, 2014

Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge #14

I made another card as an entry to Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge.

The inspiration photo for this challenge is...

I used the framed city scene in the picture as an inspiration for my card.

I used a lot of black and grey in the scene, only adding red for the bus and the buildings canopies. The stamp set I used is City Scene from Papertrey Ink.  For the "hello!" sentiment, I used the alpha stamp set from Mama Elephant.

-PTI City Scene stamp set, Mama Elephant Sketchy Alpha set
-PTI Cardstock (Pure Poppies and Soft Stone)
-Ink Pads: Black Versafine, Amuse Studio Pebbles, Stampin' Up Real Red, Slate

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Flower Bouquet Card

I made a card as an entry to Mama Elephant's Photo Inspiration Challenge. Below is the Inspiration photo.

I decided to make a card with blue and green colors and the Water Blooms set from Mama Elephant.

-Mama Elephant Water Blooms set
-Stampin' Up and Mama Elephant Ink Pads
-Versamark ink pad and Perfect Pearl
- Jute twine, tissue paper

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Happy Spring

I made card as an entry to two challenges, Papertrey Ink's MIM #160 and Taheerah's Cure for the Monday Blues.

For Papertrey Ink's MIM #160 challenge, we have must create a card with heat embossing on die cuts or two step stamps.

For the other challenge, we have to create a card using the inspiration photo that Taheerah provided.

I took the bold neon colors and use them on my card. Since the inspiration photo reminds me of spring, I created this Happy Spring card.

I use Wreath for All Seasons set for this card. I first stamped the wreath of twigs with Stampin' Up Early Espresso and then stamped the wreath of dots three times, turning the stamp slightly each time. I used Stampin' Up Baja Breeze and Daffodil Delight ink for the first and second stampings. For the last stamping, I embossed the image using purple neon Zing embossing powder.

For the sentiment "Happy Spring", I used a stamp from Stylish Sentiments: Birthday set as well as a stamp from the Wreath for All Seasons set.

I also used some neon yellow washi tape as a background for the card.

- PTI Wreath for All Seasons, Stylish Sentiments: Birthday sets
- Stampin' Up ink pads, Versamark
- Washi tape
- Zing embossing powder
- PTI cardstock.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge #12

This is the first time I joined the challenge at Taheerah's blog.

The inspiration for the challenge is the picture below.
I decided to make a card with pastel colors. Here is my card.

I used some pattern paper and cardstock from Studio Calico Antiquary kit. In the middle of the card is a piece of vellum that I put inside a rectangular paper frame.

I embossed the images and sentiment in gold to give some shine to the card. The sentiment and the feather images come from WPlus9 Fanciful Feather set.

- WPlus9 Fanciful Feather stamp and die set
- Studio Calico Antiquary kit.
- Vellum
- Versamark and Zing Gold Embossing powder

Saturday, April 12, 2014

GIU Winner!!!

Thank you for visiting and leaving comments on my blog posts this week. I have a winner for this week's Growing in Unity. The winner is....

Oh, Anna, what a wonderful pop up card. I've never seen this particular design before, but this is wonderfully fun!

Congrats Julie! Please e-mail me your address and your choice of Itty Bitty stamps. Thanks.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Growing in Unity - Day 5

Happy Friday!

The last project from me this week is a thank you card.

I created the frame using a stamp from Insta-Live, Love, Dream from Unity Stamp Company. At the bottom of the "Polaroid" frame, I stamped the thank you phrase using a stamp that comes from November 2011 KOM. I used some pattern paper, Thickers and some dots to make the card colorful.

Thanks again for visiting my blog this week. Please leave a comment for a chance to win 2 Itty Bitty stamps. I will announce the winner tomorrow.

- Insta-Live, Love, Dream and November 2011 KOM stamp sets.
- Pattern paper, Thickers, dots, jute string
- Thickers
- Stampin' Up ink

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Make It Monday #159 No-Sew Quilted Card

I created a card for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday challenge #159. This time, we have to do a no-sew quilted card.

To "quilt" the hexagon pieces, I used the Quatrefoil Cover Plate. I used Rosie Posie stamp and die set as well as the Rosie Posie Step II set to make the flower embellishments.


- PTI Rosie Posie stamp and die set, Rosie Posie Step II
- PTI Happy For You mini stamp set
- Pattern paper from Studio Calico Marks and Co kit
- Spellbinders Hexagon die set
- Stampin' Up ink pads
- PTI cardstock.

Growing in Unity - Day 4

Hi there! It's the fourth day of Growing in Unity with me.

Using all stamps from Pixie Lane set, I created this pop-up card. I had fun coloring the images with Copic markers. The spiral die cut that holds the cute houses was made using PTI popper die.

I decided to keep the front of the card very simple. I stamped the phrase "Welcome Home" ( from Welcome Home set) in the front and added some dots.

 Please leave a comment for a chance to win two Itty Bitty stamps from Unity Stamp Company.

Thanks for stopping by.

- Pixie Lane and Welcome Home sets from Unity Stamp Company
- PTI cardstock and Popper Die
- Stampin' Up Ink
- Copic markers

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Growing in Unity - Day 3

Hi there,

There was a slight glitch, somehow my post for GIU Day 3 is not there. Sorry about that.

So, here is the postcard for day 3.

I used the City of Love set from Unity for this postcard.

Please don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win 2 Itty Bitty stamps.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Growing in Unity - Day 2

Welcome back!

For this second day of Growing in Unity, I have a jar card I want to share with you.

I used Jar of Sunshine stamp set for this project. As a start, I stamped the jar image on a piece of acetate using some brown Stazon ink. Once I trimmed the acetate, I then sewed the acetate with a piece of cardstock, along the side and the bottom of the jar image. I added some confetti to the sewn "pocket", added a straw and glued the top of the jar.

I made two holes at the side so that I can tie the little note card using some jute string.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win two Itty Bitty stamps.

- Jar of Sunshine stamp set
- Pattern Paper
- Brown Stazon, Stampin Up ink
- Jute String
- Pattern paper and confetti

Monday, April 7, 2014

Growing in Unity - Day 1

Hello, Thanks for stopping by!

I am your GIU girl this week and I can't wait to share my projects with you. Please do not forget to leave a comment on my posts this week for a chance to win TWO Itty Bitty stamps of your choice.

My first project that I want to share with you is this gift card holder.

 The gift card holder base is made using a Sizzix die. On a kraft cardstock, I embossed a postmark image using a stamp from Cherish Your Dream set. I then embellished the gift card holder with a chipboard sticker and some white pom-pom trim.

- Cherish Your Dream Set from Unity Stamp Company
- Cardstock and pattern paper
- Versamark ink, white embossing powder
- Basic Grey chipboard sticker
- Maya Road white pom-pom trim

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Make It Monday 158 : Stamping with Watercolor Mediums

Here is my take on Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday #158.

As the watercolor medium, I used Stampin' Up ink mixed with some water. I used Heart-2-Heart #2 stamp set for this card. For the sentiment, I embossed the sentiment image from Think Big Favorites #24 with Gold Filigree embossing powder.

- Heart-2-Heart  #2 and Think Big Favorites #24 sets
- Watercolor paper
- Stampin' Up Inkpad
- Pattern paper
- Gold Filigree embossing powder.