Monday, March 29, 2010

Papertrey Princess Challenge - CASE IT!

This time it was Cheryl's turn to give us this very creative challenge.  We were each assigned a person in the group to create a card based on one of their cards.  I was give the assignment to create a card based on the amazing Anya's work.  Her cards are beautiful and I was quite itimidated in trying to emulate Anya's work.  Well here goes...  This is the card I chose from Anya's blog.
Here is my version of her card.  For mine I used the Year in Flowers - Violet set from Papertrey Ink.  The sentiment is from the Studio Style set.  The patterened paper from Nook & Pantry by Cosmo Cricket. 
Thanks for taking a peek and I'd love to hear what you think.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Card

I was part of a St. Patrick's Day card swap on the Papertrey Ink boards.  I was lucky enough to receive a card from the amazing Hanneke from the Netherlands.  It was so fun to find this fabulous card in my mailbox on Tuesday when I came home from work.  This is the first time I've ever received mail from that part of the world.  Thank you Hanneke for the beautiful card.  I am honored to receive it.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Gone Cruisin'

K.I.S.A. (knight in shining armour) and I are crusin' the Caribbean for a little vacation.  See you in a few days.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Papertrey Princesses Challenge. Scoring

This time it was Pam's turn to post the Challenge.  Her challenge was about scoring.  Well, I'm not quite sure if there is a real big difference between Scoring and Embossing.  If there is, does that mean that the lines must be straight for scoring?  I took a bit of creative license with this challenge and decided to make my Score Lines a scalloped shape. 

I am loving the new scalloped dies by Papertrey Ink and wanted to try this.  I took the scalloped die and then used my stylus to go around the scallops on a piece of the nice thick Papertrey Paper.  I really like how it turned out and may try it again with some of the other new dies. 

The Stamp Set used on this card is the Men of Life set for the sailboat and the sentiment is from Daily Design Sentiments.  I also sponged a bit of Fresh Snow ink for the clouds and to highlight the waves.  A yellow button sunshine was added and called it good.

Thanks for taking a peek and letting me know what you think.

Friday, March 5, 2010

A Baby Card - Template

A few months back, many of you know that I won the Guest Star Stamper contest on Papertrey Ink.  The catagory I won, was for using their templates.  My prize was a free set of the next months template release.  (I heart templates).  However, when the new templates were released, I wasn't sure I would like the new "In Shape" template sets.  I don't own a Cricut (yet) and wondered how these shapes would work by cutting by hand.  The set I won is called "Rock-A-Bye Baby" and comes with 4 very cute designs.

Fast forward to last week...One of my son's friends just had a baby boy and thought it was the perfect time to try one of the baby templates.  I am so thrilled at how this turned out.  It is one of the cutest cards I've ever made and was suprisingly easy to cut out.  I printed out the template on Vintage Cream Cardstock then stamped it with the Polka Dot Basics set.  I used the template to trace the ear on Bitty Dots Patterned Paper in Ocean Tides.  Then I traced around the feet in some Chocolate Brown scraps and used my Stampin Up scalloped punch to make the feet.  I then cut everything out and assembled it.  I then used one of the Googlie Eyes I had in my craft stash and a little bow on the tail.  I hope you like it.
Thanks for taking a peek and letting me know what you think.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Papertrey Princesses Challenge #3

This time it was Michelle's turn to post the challenge.  Her challenge was for us to color on our project.  This birthday card was made using a stamp by Stamping Bella.  I love using their stamps for coloring.  The patterned paper is Basic Grey - Nook and Pantry.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's, Piece of Cake set.  I used Copic Markers to do the coloring.  The ribbon is from my stash.  For the scallop border, I used the newly released scalloped dies from Papertrey Ink.  This is the medium scallop. 

Thanks for taking a peek, I'd love to hear what you think.