Saturday, September 15, 2012

More MFP

Ok, one more.... what can I say, I'm on a roll...
The challenge on this one was to use your favorite technique.  I have so many favorites it's kinda hard to choose.  So i went with a few here....
I love ripping paper.... I don't know why, cathartic I guess.... who knows?  This is actually from a roll of wrapping paper that I got in the dollar bin at Target last week!  I'm going to go vintage this Christmas and wrap all my gifts in "newspaper" and red and white bakers twine.  I digress...
Aother of my favorite techniques is using multiple inks on one stamp.  I used my SU! Medallion with Basic Black and Rose Red.  
And the last of my favorites here is the distressing of sorts on the gray card stock.  I achieve that by simply rubbing the edges of the paper over the open ink pad.... multiple times and sometimes i press down (like I did here) to get the ink to transfer further onto the paper.  I do this ALL THE TIME!!!!! Seriously, go back through my blog and look at how often I do it... seriously. 
Ok, NOW it's time for bed.  
Have a sweet day (night).

Case for MFP

Ok, so the challenge over at Marks Finest Papers was to CASE a card, any card! Well that just leaves the world wide open now, doesn't it?!?!?!  So where does a girl go when she needs INKspiration?  PINTEREST!!!!!!!!
Yes, I am an addict, I know!  But it's all in good fun, right? Lol! Here's a card I liked.  I've seen a lot of these Christmas trees, and I imagined they were made by some origami master somewhere and he shipped them to women all over the world to make their Christmas cards with.... BOY I WAS WRONG!  Seriously, this is like the easiest thing to do!!! Just cut a circle in half (I used a 5 1/4" circle) and then zig zag fold it.... really, that's it! 
I don't have any texture folders for my big shot, so I used linen textured card stock, the paper is rich razzleberry from SU! the ink is Old olive.  That adorable bakers twine you see is Martha Stuart, and I hoard it... so don't even ask for my roll... hahaha!
ok... Time for Bed I say! 
Have a sweet day!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

A little Kraftin' in the mornin'

I went over to the Kraftin' Kimmi's blog this morning to see if they had any challenges going on... Guess what??? THEY DID! Since, budgets are tight these days, I figured it's better to feed my little stamping habit with WINNING stamps, rather than purchasing them.  
The challenge was to "Paper piece" any stamp that they have.  Well, being as I don't actually OWN any of the KK stamps, that makes this challenge a bit more difficult.  As most of you know you need the stamp to paper piece something because you stamp it on plain card stock to color it, then again on patterned card stock to cut out the pieces that you want to layer on, thus: Paper piecing.  Uh-Oh! How am I going to do this....???
Think... Think... THINK!
PING! Light-bulb!!! I decided to pull out an image that a dear friend (Jodi) stamped for me to experiment with.  Since her little dress was so small, I figured I could get away with just cutting it out and implementing my "eyeball" technique. Lol!  Additionally, although it's not paper piecing per say, I used bakers twine to make her little skirt out of... Take a look.
 After the addition of 75 billion flowers (yeah, I can be a hyperbolist at times) and 25 million crystals (oh and at least 100 thousand pop dots) I think that it's stinking cute!!!! 
The fold is called "the twisted easel" fold and i made it out of plain 'ol GP white card stock.  The patterned pieces were all scraps that I had floating around from recent cards, so I can't tell you what they are, I think the greens are all from the botanicals pack I picked up at Michael's a few months ago, but I can't be sure.  The inks were SU! Pixie Pink (of course) and Green Galore. I colored the image with my trusty Prismacolor pencils and blended with my handy dandy bottle of OMS.  All the flowers are studio G, and the mini roses are from the dollar bins at Michael's as well (yeah for being frugal)!  The punch I used was a Martha Stuart border punch that I got from a Secret Sister over at SCS.  
Ok, I have lots of stuff to get to today, being as my son turns 6 tomorrow (wow, how in the hey hey did THAT happen?!?!) and I have to run to the craft store to get some supplies to make his cupcakes and such.  I totally haven't even gotten him dressed yet, and it's nearly lunch time!  I didn't intend to spend 2 hours making this card, it just sorta got away from me! hahahah 
As always, have a sweet day!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Sketch with a twist

Marks finest papers posts multiple challenges each week, one of which is a sketch with a twist. This weeks twist was to use lace, the photo of the sketch is below. My best friend (and cousin) Lena and I were challenging each other and decided to make a card using our Cricut machines. Here's the resulting project. I hope you like it.

All of the paper I used were scraps, so I can't tell you what brand they are, the stamps are from SU! "Eat Chocolate" and the ink is SU! Pixie Pink and Green Galore.

I made the chocolate store using the "Sweet Shop" cartridge from Cricut and cut it at 2". The twine is Martha Stuart and the lace was a gift! ha ha Gotta put all of those little notions to good use!

Ok, well after a long day of cleaning up after toddlers, this girl needs some chocolate, a good book, and BED!!! I usually sign off with "have a sweet day" but for some reason, that just doesn't seem to work so well right now... so how about....
Have Sweet Dreams! 

A little late night TGF

It's been a while since I've participated in a Greeting Farm challenge, so I decided to check in over there. Do you know what I saw upon my arrival to their blog!?!?!? A challenge written just for me! It said "use bright colors!" Well sisters, that's just what I intend to do! Here's my BRIGHT card just for them! I used Creeper Lula and colored her with prismacolor pencils and OMS. I layered good old fashioned BASIC cardstock and a sheet of "mariposa" cardstock in purple damask. The distress inks are SU! Pacific point and Pixie Pink. The flowers are all studio G, the twine is SewEasy and the lollypop brads were a gift! Ha ha! Hope she's sweet enough for you! Thanks so much for stopping by, have a sweet day!

Mixing it up

Hello all, there have been a lot of changes happening in my world, and thus, I haven't been blogging a bunch.  But i wanted to share wit...