Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Celebrate Today

I wanted to share this card that I did for two combined challenges.

1) Squigglefly Challenge #42 - to use flowers on the card.
2) Copic Color Challenge #58 - To use colors R17 (Lipstick Orange), Y13 (Lemon Yellow) and YG21 (Anise)

Here is my card,

I used this digi stamp from Squigglefly. I did not have the exact colors listed in the Copic Challenge, so tried to use as close ones as I could.

Stamp - Digi Image from Squigglefly, Sentiment from PTI Mega Mixed Messages
Paper - PTI White and Summer sunrise CS, SU and Basic Grey PP
Ink - Copics, Ranger Distress Ink
Other - Prima Flowers, Pearl Embellishments, SU Oval Punch

Monday, March 29, 2010

March 29th Monday - {ippity} blog hop

Monday blues are being replaced by {ippity} magic..that is fun. It is time again for {ippity} blog hop. Please stop by the {ippity} blog to see the complete list of participants and some great inspiration.

Please click here if you want to buy some of these awesome {ippity} stamps for yourself :)

I created a simple birthday card for today's blog hop. I used a combination of GKD and PTI papers on this card. I used this beautiful flower from Because of You set and stamped it using SU Ruby Red Ink on this Green Paper. Added some green Patterned paper and green ribbon from SU. I really liked how this card turned out. Some patterned paper punched out with 7/8" Circle punch added some additional pizzaz to the flowers. :)

I decorated the inside of the card with Birthday wishes sentiment from Just Wanted to Say set and used the same patterned papers inside the card as well.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card. :) Have a great Monday.

Stamp - {ippity} Because of You and Just Wanted to Say
Paper - PTI Patterned Paper, PTI Scarlette Jewel and White CS, GKD Menthe De Creme CS
Ink - SU Ruby Red
Other - 7/8" Circle Punch

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Saturday Scrapbook Challenge #12

Happy Saturday. The saturday scrapbook challenge over at Inspired Crafters blog is about top 10. I created this layout of our trip to Paris and did a top 10 qualifiers for Paris..:) I used this tag from 7 Gypsies 97% Complete series. I used a few pictures of Eiffel tower as it is the most popular monument of Paris.

I used the Sketch from Sketchy Thursday for this layout :) Kept it simple. I kind of like the open space at the top of the page.

Here is my page,

The patterned paper is Elise Travel Collection from KI Memories. I have been hoarding this paper for a while now. :)Feels good to use up supplies.

Here is the Sketch,

Stamp - None
Paper - KI Memories Elise Travel collection PP, Coredinations Blue CS, PTI White CS
Ink - Chai Inking Cube from PTI
Other - AC Thickers, Curvy Circle Cutter, AC chipboard flowers, Generic Brad, Offray Gingham ribbon

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Saturday Scrapbook Challenge #11

I wanted to share the layout that I created using the Saturday Scrapbook Challenge Sketch.

These are photos from our recent trip to a park here in Plano. The wind and weather was so beautiful that we flew kites. :)

Here is the Sketch,

Stamp - Verve Up Up and Away
Paper - KI Memories Paper and lots of other from my stash
Ink - PTI dark Chocolate
Other - Curvy Circle Cutter, alphabets from some designer paper pack..

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"Little Men" cards for Swap

I am participating in the "Man" cards swap on SCS hosted by my friend Jen. One of the categories was Little Men Cards. So here are the two cards that I did for this swap,

The first one is also for the Copic Color Challenge #57 - to use the colors G99 (Olive), BV08 (Blue Violet) and E59 (Walnut). This stamp is the Birthday Boy from Stamping Bella. I stamped it on PTI white CS and colored with copics. Used some Copic Spica Glitter pen for the bows and hat. Patterned Paper is from KI Memories and CS is from PTI. Sentiment is from {ippity} set Life's Little Moments.

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The Second card uses a Digi Image from Pink Cat Studio called Billy Snowboarder. I just loved this stamp. I colored it with Copics and cut it out with the Deckled Rectangle Nestabilities. The paper is from SEI and it is actually feels like fabric. It is beautiful. Some ribbon corners completed the card. I left out the sentiment as the user can add whatever sentiment they wanted for this card. This card is pretty generic and can be used for Birthday or for Graduation or for a sports day etc.

I added some Glossy Accent to the Snowboard just to give it some added dimension. But for some reason the copics smeared a little when I added the glossy accent. I probably should have heat set it before adding the glossy accent. So, my dear swappers, sorry about that.

I tried to get a close up shot of the snow board so that you can see the glossy accent, but it is not the best depiction.

Stamp - Birthday Boy from Stamping Bella, Billy Snowboard Digi Stamp from Pink Cat Studio, Life's Little Moment from {ippity}
Paper - PTI Aqua Mist, White, Enchanted Evening and Lemon Tart CS, SEI and KI Memories Patterned Paper
Ink - Memento black, Copics, Rangers Distress Ink Faded Jeans
Other - PTI Enchanted Evening Ribbon, Nestabilities, Scallop Border Punch, Glossy Accents

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Birthday Cards for MAN Cards Swap

I wanted to share the Birthday Cards that I did for the MAN card Swap hosted by my friend Jen on SCS. I want to apologize in advance for the bad pictures...I am still learning the art of photographing my projects at night.

I used Rupa Shevde's Are We There Yet stamp set from GKD for this card. I colored this Vespa scooter with blue and used some GKD CS layers. Ribbon is from SU. This card was inspired by Kurtis's card as seen here

I used SU's Pocket Silhouette's and Upsy Daisy sets for this card. This is a CASE of the card from Mary Fish who is my SU Demo. Here is her card. I loved this card so much that I pretty much kept it the same. I did not have the exact Embossing folder that she used, so I used a different one and plus I used buttons instead of eyelets.

Stamp - GKD Are We There yet, SU Pocket Silhouette, SU Upsy Daisy
Ink - PTI Dark Chocolate, Memento Black, Copics
Paper - SU, PTI and GKD CS
Other - PTI Dark Chocolate Vintage Buttons, SU Ribbon

Monday, March 22, 2010

3-22 Monday {ippity} Blog Hop

Hello Friends, It is time for {ippity} blog hop again. Please stop by at the {ippity} blog to get the complete list of participants.

Please Click Here if you want to buy some of these awesome {ippity} stamps for yourself.

I wanted a very simple Birthday card for one of my friends and this was the result. I am quite happy how it turned out. I used the branch image from the Devoted Set and stamped it on My Minds Eye Patterned Paper. Some Lace and the sentiment from Just Wanted to Say completed the card.

That is what I like about these stamps, you can easily make a simple card or a complex one. Use it on a scrapbook layout or make a tag..:) They are very versatile and a must have for your stamp collection.

Stamp - {ippity} Devoted and Just Wanted to Say
Paper - My Minds Eye DP, PTI Kraft and White CS
Ink - Burnt Umber, PTI Dark Chocolate
Other - Lace Ribbon

Sunday, March 21, 2010

TSG46 - Sketch Challenge

My friend from SCS Michele has designed a beautiful Chemistry set for There She Goes stamp company (I have to yet buy it - waiting for it to come back in stock)..but while looking for that set, I liked a few other sets and ended up buying a few. When I saw that their challenge for this week was a sketch challenge, I had to participate.

Here is my card.

I used the scene image from TSG Aim for the Clouds set and colored it with copics. The sentiment was stamped using Burnt Umber ink and I cut out a hot air balloon and popped it up with pop dots :)

Here is the Sketch,

Stamp Set - TSG Aim for Clouds
Paper - My Minds Eye, PTI and PaperCompany DP, SU Kraft CS
Ink - Burnt Umber and Memento Black
Other - Nestabilities

Monday, March 15, 2010

March 15th - {ippity} Blog Hop

Hello Friends, It is time for another {ippity} Blog Hop. Please stop by at the {ippity} blog to see the complete list of participants.

Please Click here if you want to buy some of these awesome {ippity} stamps :)

I have an LO to share for this blog hop. I used the Sketchy Thursday sketch for this LO.

I used the the branch image and the butterfly from the Devoted set to add some accent to the page. I used the Original Stamp from the Love In Return stamp set to accent the title.

Instead of using a big photo in the sketch, I used this status collage from my face book account. At the end of year 2009, I created this collage of all my past status from face book :) Here are two close up's of the butterfly and the original stamped images. I have put some subtle glitter on the butterfly and branches, but it was kind of hard to capture it on film.

Here is the Sketch that I used,

Stamp - {ippity} Devoted and Love In Return Sets
Paper - Provocraft Vintage Collection, Generic Blue and Kraft CS
Ink - Ranger Distress Inks
Other - AC Felt Thickers, Nestabilities, Felt Flower Ribbon

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Thinking Of You Cards

My Friend Jen is hosting a "MAN" Cards swap on SCS. Since I do not make that many masculine cards, this was a good challenge for me. I wanted to share the two cards that I did for the Thinking of You Category.

For this first Card, I used the PTI Turning a new Leaf stamp set. I stamped one of the branch image using Memento London fog as the background. The bolder branch image was embossed with clear embossing powder for the side panel and the dragon fly from PTI Pond Life became the center image. Inside of the card, I stamped the leaf image again and put the sentiment Thinking Of you.

Here is the inside of the card,

I used GKD Stamp Life is good designed by Theresa Momber for this second card. I really like how this turned out. I sponged the sentiment using some distress ink and the used some PTI Twine for the rustic look.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

CPS 157 using Justrite stamps

Hello Friends, I have been playing around with the Justrite stamps and so had to create a card for CPS 157 which is sponsored by Justrite stamps :)

Here is my card. I used the Just a Note Borders & Centers 1 5/8" for this card. I stamped the border from this set for the two end circles. Another border and the Make a Wish stamp completed the card.

Here is the sketch,

Stamp - Justrite - Just a Note Borders & Centers 1 5/8"
Paper - PTI White and Soft Stone CS, Bazzil Embossed CS and My Minds Eye Patterned Paper
Ink - PTI Raspberry Fizz, PTI Dark Chocolate
Other - SU Scallop Circle Punch

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sketchy Thursday LO

Hello Friends, I am back to share my Sketchy Thursday LO with you all. These are photos of my mom and my Aunt at my Aunt's home in Connecticut. They have a huge backyard and grow all kind of beautiful flowers and vegetables and what not. So as soon as I saw these photos, I knew I wanted to use some bold flowers Patterned Paper and the Sketchy Thursday Sketch was perfect for it.

Here is my LO,

I love these jotters journaling sheets from Luxe Designs. They are so easy to use and so versatile.

Here is the Sketch,

Stamp - None
Paper - I think Piggy Tales collection (not sure which one though), Jotters from Luxe Designs (this is the journaling tab), Coredinations CS
Ink - None
Other - PTI Scarlett Jewel Vintage Buttons, SU Scallop Punch

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Laura's Sketch #47 - 2 Sketches for You

It had been a while since I did any of the 2 Sketches 4 You sketches. Sketch #47 really appealed to me.

Here is my card using Just Rite Stamps. I used the Just A Little Caffeine Borders & Centers Set 2".

I took a bit of Liberty with the sketch by adding the coffee ribbon that I had in my stash.

Here is my card,

Here is the Sketch,

Stamp - Just A Little Caffeine Borders & Centers Set 2"
Paper - From my stash, PTI Dark Chocolate CS
Ink - PTI Dark Chocolate
Other - Circle Punches, Coffee Ribbon

Monday, March 08, 2010

March 8th - {ippity} Blog Hop Monday

Hello Friends, it is time for {ippity} Blog Hop. Please visit {ippity} blog for the complete list of Participants.

Click here if you would like to get some of these yummy stamps for yourself or for your friends :)

The card I want to share with you today is a birthday card. It is very simple, but I just love how well it came together. I have used two sets - Regal Greetings and Love in Return together.

I stamped the Frame image from Love in Return in Pink, cut it out using Nestabilities Frame 1 dies and then used the flourish from regal greetings on top of the frame image. Some pink ribbon completed the card.

I had gotten this really neat ribbon and the twine that I used in this project from Limelight Papercrafts :)

Thanks for looking :)

Stamp - {ippity| Regal Greetings and Love in Return
Paper - PTI Soft Stone and White CS, PTI Star Prints PP
Ink - PTI Raspberry Fizz, Memento London fog, PTI Dark chocolate
Other - Pink Crinkled Ribbon and PTI Vintage Buttons and Nestabilities

Friday, March 05, 2010

Saturday Scrapbook Challenge #10

It is time for another Scrapbook Page Challenge over at Inspired Crafters Blog. Please do check them out.

I created a layout for the IC Sketch #10 using the photos from my brother's wedding last year. This is a photo of a few of my cousins just hanging out together and we requested DH to take a picture of our painted hands. We had put Henna on our hands the previous day as part of the wedding ceremonies. It was really fun and definitely a moment to remember.

Here is my Layout,

I used these beautiful papers from Luxe Designs called Sarong. I had bought a bunch of these from the Great American Scrapbook Convention (Grapevine, TX) last year and had not used them yet. They have similar patterns that were normally used in Henna designs. The LO is much more beautiful in IRL. The papers and the photos go very well together.

Here is a closeup of the patterned paper,

Here is the Sketch from IC Blog,

Stamp - None
Paper - Luxe Designs and PTI White CS
Ink - None
Other - Heart Punch, PTI Vintage Buttons, Silhouette leaf/branch cutout, scallop circle punch, curvy circle cutter, American crafts thickers and American Crafts Journalling Stickers.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Sketchy Thursday and American Crafts Heat Wave Challenge

2nd Post of the day. Please scroll down for the Digital Card Swap Post.

I used the Sketchy Thursday Sketch along with the American Crafts Heat Wave challenge to create a love themed layout using AC Papers.

This is a photo that was take a few years ago on my birthday at my friend's home. I just loved how this photo has turned out and was prefect for this layout.

Here is my LO,

Here is the Sketch,

Stamp - None
Paper - AC Paper from a La Carte Collection, Raspberry Fizz CS from PTI
Ink - None
Other - SU Scalloped Border Punch, Prima Flower, Nestabilities, Chipboard Love Sentiment from Michaels Dollar Section

Digital Image Card swap on SCS

I am part of this Digital Image Card swap hosted by Michele on SCS. It is not a swap for Digital Images, but for cards made with Digital Images. For my card I chose this image from Pink Petticoat called In My Garden. Loved this image. I colored it with copics and some copic spica glitter pens :)

The patterned paper is from My Minds Eye. Some Vintage buttons from PTI complete the card :)

Stamp - Digi Stamp from Pink Cat Studio - In My Garden
Paper - My Minds Eye Patterned Paper, PTI Soft Stone CS
Ink - Copics and Spica glitter Pens
Other - PTI Vintage Buttons.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Combined Challenges

2nd Post of the day. Please scroll down to see the Pagemaps Card Challenge Post

I wanted to share this card that I did for multiple challenges :)

1) The Sketch that I used for this card was from Tuesday Morning Sketches - #35

2) This was also for the Squigglefly Challenge #38 - to use a fun border on your layout along with a Squigglefly image. I used the Flower Vase image from Squigglefly on my card.

3)I also used the color combination from Embellish Magazine Challenge.

4)Last but not the least - for the Poppy Seed Challenge #1 from Lisa Johnson - To use Crystals, Flower Stamp and the color yellow.

Stamp - Digi Image from Squigglefly
Paper - PTI Spring Moss, Raspberry Fizz, Melon Berry, Lemon Tart and White CS
Ink - Copics, Copic Spica Glitter Pen
Other - PTI Lemon Tart Polka Dot Ribbon, Gem Stones, Scallop Border Punch

sassfras "nerdy bird" card contest on Pagemaps Blog

I was kind of intrigued by this card sketch from Page Maps Blog :) and of course the fun prize too. So, I created a card for this sketch using the PTI Bird Watching stamp set.

Here is my card,

I stamped the Bird House for my panel and then cut out the bird and put it with some pop dots. I really loved how this card turned out. The Patterned paper is from my Stash. Not sure if it is sassfras. :)

Here is the Sketch,

Stamp - PTI Bird Watching
Paper - PTI Ripe Avocado CS, PTI Kraft, Dark Chocolate and White CS, Patterned paper from Stash
Ink - PTI Pure Poppy, PTI Dark Chocolate
Other - Circle Punches, SU Scallop Border Punch

Monday, March 01, 2010

Ribbon Flower Card

2nd post of the day. Please scroll down for the March 1st [ippity} Blog Hop Post.

Limelight Papercrafts is celebrating National Craft Month in March by having some awesome tutorials on their Blog every week. This first one was from Mandy about creating a ribbon flower. I was so enthused about it that I had to create this flower. I used this ribbon from stash and followed Mandy's tutorial to the T. I hope you get to create some too.

Here is my card. Sorry about the lighting.

I added a simple sentiment from the {ippity} Just Wanted to say set. The flower itself was so beautiful that I did not feel like adding any other accents.

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Stamp - {ippity} Just Wanted to Say
Paper - Rustic Collection from DCVW Patterned Paper, PTI White and Cream CS, Mettalic CS From GKD
Ink - Memento LadyBug
Other - Ribbon from stash, PTI Vintage Buttons, Rustic Twine, Scallop Circle Punches

March 1st {ippity} Blog Hop

Hello Friends, It is a new month and a new week and fun with {ippity} Blog Hop. I always look forward to Mondays now because of the Blog Hop. Please stop by the {ippity} blog for the complete list of Participants.

If you would like some of these wonderful {ippity} stamps for yourself or a friend, please click here.

I have two cards to share with you. I am in love with the new set called Regal Greetings. It is just way too neat. I embossed the flourish label image that comes with this set using Ranger Fine Gold Embossing Powder and stamped the sentiment thanks inside the frame. I paired it with some beautiful patterned paper by Taj Mahal collection from DCVW..sent to me by my friend Amy. Viola beautiful elegant card :)

The second card is what I did for the Sketch Girl Sketch Challenge #13. I used the Heart stamp from Devoted set and created the center panel. The sentiment from Because of you set completed the card. I loved how this card came together.

Here is the card,

Here is the Sketch,

Stamp - {ippity} Because Of You, Regal Greetings and Devoted
Paper - DCVW Taj Mahal Collection, Basic Grey PP, PTI White and Cream CS, PTI Hibiscus Burst CS.
Ink - Vivid Red, Embossing Ink
Other - Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder, Nestabilities