Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC40

Hi Folks, Happy Saturday, I wanted to share this card that I did for The Play Date Cafe Challenge #40 - Black and white with a splash of green. Their sponsor this time was Memory box, so I had to create a card with my Memory Box Bird on a branch stamp set.

I used PTI Background Basics Text and stamped it on a black and white patterned paper and then used some green ribbon and CS to add the splash. I am quite happy how this turned out. The card is much nicer and brighter in real life. Somehow this was the best picture I could get of it.

Here is the inspiration picture,

Thanks for stopping by,

Stamp - Memory Box
Paper - PTI White, New Leaf and Black CS, Luxe Designs Patterned Paper
Ink - Memento Black and PTI Inking cube
Other - PTI New Leaf Ribbon, PTI Vintage Button, Black Twine

Friday, July 30, 2010

For a Friend

2nd Post of the day. Please scroll down or click here for the Bellarific Friday Post.

I wanted to share this Friend card that I did for,

1) Moxie Fab World Card Style challenge - Clean and Graphic.
2) Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge #15.
3) Forever Friend challenge from A Passion for Papertrey.

BonnieRose was hosting the Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge with an inspiration photo and as soon as I saw it, it reminded me of this Background Basics - Retro stamp set from PTI and here is my card,

I stamped the circle border image from the PTI Background basics Retro set and then colored them with copics. I used the copic multi liner pen to add lines through the circles. Friend sentiment from PTI Friend's Till the End completed the card. I really loved how this turned out. We used to have a crystal beaded curtain at my Aunt's home that I used to love. This inspiration photo reminded me of that.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamp - PTI Background Basics: Retro, PTI Friends Till the End
Paper - PTI White and Raspberry Fizz CS
Ink - Memento Black, copics, PTI Inking Cube Chai
Other - None

Thursday, July 29, 2010

It's Bellarific Friday!

My Friend Angela makes all these beautiful cars with Stamping Bella images and I so impressed by them. So this week, I wanted to make a card for Bellarific Friday. The theme was Christmas, so that fit right into my Christmas in July Mode.

I used the Sockafellabella image, colored it with copics and used it with some of the Basic Grey Eskimo Papers. I really loved this image and coloring it was so much fun. I kept the layout simple and incorporated repeating colors with papers and ribbon to tie them all in together. I used the Copic Spica Glitter Pens on the berries and also on the hats.

Thanks for stopping by,

Stamp - Stampingbella Sockafellabella image
Paper - PTI White, Pure Poppty, Enchanted Evening and Kraft CS, Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses Patterned Paper
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - Offray Ribbon, SU Scallop Border Punch, Nestabilities

Moxie Fab World - Signs of Peace Challenge

Moxie Fab World - Signs of Peace challenge was to use the Peace Symbol creatively in your project. I am not sure if my card is very creative...I have to say it was fun creating it.

I used this Groovy Gus (Turtle) image from Squigglefly and the sassy gal patterned papers from MyGrafico. Somehow the coloring on the turtle is not my best. The colors bled a little..but oh well. I really like this image because the peace image is part of Sun or Sun looks like peace image :) It is good either ways.

I used the card patterns sketch #74 for this card.

I decorated the inside of the card with another image from Squigglefly. I had fun making this card.

Here is the sketch,

Stamp - Groovy Gus and Peace Love Groovy digi Images from Squigglefly
Paper - Sassy Gal Patterned Papers from MyGrafico, My Minds Eye and Luxe Designs Patterned Paper, PTI White and Kraft CS
Other - PTI Vintage buttons, copics, Nestabilities

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

One-Layer Wednesday 14: Square Outlines

One-Layer Wednesday Challenge #14 - Is to create a square card and use an outline image. Both of these are bit out of norm for me, so this was a true challenge for me. I do not do much of square cards and there are always copics :) To color the outline images. But this time I did not color them :)

Here is my card using PTI Delightful Dahlia stamp set. I left the outline image as is. I inked the edges of the card with PTI Chai inking cube and sentiment completed the card.

I am quite happy how this card turned out. I might make a few more with different colors.

Stamp - PTI Delightful Dahlia
Paper - PTI White CS
Ink - PTI Berry Sorbet, PTI New Leaf, PTI Inking cube, Memento Black
Other - None

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge

The Sweet Stop Challenge #66 - is a sketch challenge. I had printed out this beautiful Bird house image from The Sweet and Sassy stamps (whenever I am printing off digital images, I print a sheet full to use the sheet completely). So, I had to play with their sketch.

Here is my card,

I used some OA and Luxe Designs Patterned paper along with PTI White CS for this card. The image was colored in copics and sentiment is from a PTI Set. I also used some Jute Ribbon.

Here is the sketch,

Stamp - Bird House Digi from The Sweet and Sassy Stamps, Sentiment from PTI Butterfly Dreams
Paper - October Afternoon and Luxe Designs Patterned Paper, PTI White CS
Ink - Copics, PTI Summer Sunrise
Other - GKD Jute Ribbon, Nestabilities Oval Die

Monday, July 26, 2010

Squigglefly challenge #58 - Beautiful Blooms

Squigglefly Challenge #58 - Beautiful Blooms. I have so many cool Squigglefly Digi's with flowers that I had to play along with this challenge. I used the Pretty Window Box image for this card. I love the clean lines of this image.

I printed the image, colored it with copics and then cut it out. I then just layered it on top of some BG Patterned paper and added some brown ribbon. I used the FTL100 Sketch from clean and simple blog for this card. I really liked how this card turned out and will probably used this layout again.

Here is the sketch,

Stamp - Squigglefly Digi - Pretty Window Box
Paper - Basic Grey Patterned Paper, PTI White and Chocolate CS
Ink - Copics
Other - Offray Brown Gingham ribbon, White Blossom Gems

Sunday, July 25, 2010

PTI July Blog Hop

It is time for PTI blog hop. I love it when it happens on a weekend, because then I have time to get inspired by all the amazing creations. This time the challenge was focusing on Office Supplies - to use them creatively on your paper projects.

I was still in "Christmas in July" mode. So, I created a Christmas card for today's hop. I used the Bingo Image from the It's Official set and used a Post-It Arrow flag to point towards the 25th. I used some paper clips to accent the page. Sentiment from Mixed Messages set completed the card.

I cut out some PTI White paper using PTI Spiral Notebook Page die and then stamped the Bingo Image on it. They fit together very well. And then following Nichole Heady's example, I stamped the circle over the Number 25 using a button. I am quite happy how this card turned out and will probably make a few more. Thanks for stopping by.

You can visit Nichole Heady's blog to see all the other hoppers and their amazing creations.

This card was also done for,

1) Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #69 - Christmas in July.
2)Jill's First Annual Christmas in July Challenge.

All supplies are PTI unless otherwise mentioned,

Stamp - It's Official, Mixed Messages
Paper - PTI White and Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses PP
Ink - Vivid Red Dye Ink, Memento Black Ink
Other - Pure Poppy Stain ribbon, Nestabilities Tag Die, PTI Spiral Notebook Die, Post-It Arrow Flag, Paper Clips

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

JustRite Friday Challenge 027: Christmas in July

I wanted to share this quick card that I did for the Justrite Friday Challenge #27 - Christmas In July. I used the Justrite Christmas Joy Borders & Centers stamp set for this card. I loved how this card turned out. I might create more of these for my holiday cards stash for this year.

I stamped the border on Kraft using red ink and then matted the image on it. I used American crafts patterned paper and Red CS from GKD. Some pale pink satin ribbon threaded through the ribbon slide completed the card. Justrite has awesome Christmas stamp collection. I love this particular set. I have colored the holly leaves in this image with Clear Glitter Pen, but it is kind of hard to see.
Thanks for stopping by,

Stamp - Justrite Christmas Stamp set
Paper - American Crafts Patterned Paper, GKD white, Kraft and Red CS
Ink - GKD Vivid Red
Other - SU Ribbon Slide, Offray Satin Ribbon, Nestabilities

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Thank You Berry Much - Taylored Expressions Blog Hop

Hello Everyone! Today is the Taylored Expressions Blast From the Past Blog Hop! I am quite excited to be part of this blog hop and this is my first time. I love TE images - they are fun, cute and whimsical. They are perfect for coloring or just to use as a line art image. For my projects today I used the Berries and Cherries Stamp set. I also used the Sketch from Sankari Wegman from my first card.

Here is my first card using Sankari's sketch,

I colored the image with copics and used the copic multiliner to add some black specks to the strawberry image. I distressed the patterned paper with tonic distressing tool and the sentiment completed the card.
(Edited to Add - I just now noticed that I have two of my watermark signatures on the card photo :(..sorry about that.)

Here is the sketch,

I was in dire need of some Thank you cards, so here is a second one using the same set, but with just the border image and the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check out all the other fabulous Taylored Expressions Blog Hop creations!

Stamp - TE Berries and Cherries Stamp set
Paper - PTI Kraft, Spring Moss, Red and White CS. My Minds Eye and Stampin Up Patterned Paper
Ink - Memento Black, Copics, PTI Inking Cube
Other - EK Success Scallop Border Punch, SU Circle Punches, Tonic Distress tool, SU Word window punch, Making Memories Gems.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Hippity Hop Monday

It's Monday and time for {ippity} hop. Please stop by {ippity} blog to see the complete list of participants.

My card is also for the The Play Date Cafe Challenge #38 to use the colors Purple, Pale Lilac and Lime Green - PTI Plum Pudding, Lavender Moon and Simply Chartreuse. I used the {ippity} set Now and Always for this card. PTI Eyelet and Scallop border dies added some pizazz to the card base and then the flowers completed the card.

Here is the closeup of the flower. I stamped the flower image three times on PTI Guidelines PP (in Lavender Moon color) and cut it out. I then inked the Edges with Ranger DI - Peeled Paint. I scrunched them up a bit and then added a jewel on top.

Here is the PDCC inspiration image,

Thanks for stopping. Please click here if you want to buy some {ippity} Stamps - Take advantage of the Summer Sale.

Stamp - {ippity} Now and Always Stamp set
Paper - PTI Guide lines PP, PTI Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding and Simple Chartreuse and White CS
Ink - Memento Black, PTI Plum Pudding
Other - Nestabilities Tags, PTI Eyelet and scallop border dies

Friday, July 16, 2010

Unity Friends with Flair, July 16

It's Friday already!! Time is just flying. This is my first time participating in Unity Friends with Flair blog hop. Please stop by at the Unity Blog to see the complete list of participants.

I created this card using image from Unity October Store Kit - Wonderful you and the sentiment is from {ippity} set The Simple Things.

I am also submitting this card for,

1) CAS-tastic Wednesday Challenge #12 - It's Simple. I stamped the image, inked the edges of the paper, added Lace and embossed the background.

2) I also used the Color Throwdown Challenge #101 for this card. I did not have the exact colors. I used PTI Spring Moss instead of Kiwi Kiss and PTI Aqua mist instead of baza breeze. But for the ink, I used Ranger DI - Crushed China as I did not have either the SU or PTI Ink for that blue.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamp - Unity October Store Kit, {ippity} The Simple Things
Paper - PTI Spring Moss, Aqua Mist, Kraft and White CS
Ink - Ranger DI - Crushed China, Memento Black
Other - Black Lace, Cuttlebug Embossing folder, PTI Inking Cube - chai

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Moxie Fab Card Style - Fun and Cute

Card Style is the new Special Issue from Paper crafts Magazine and as part of it Moxie Fab is hosting these Card Style Challenges.

As part of the Fun and Cute Card Style Challenge, I created two cards using the FTL94 Sketch from Clean and Simple Blog.

The first one uses Chemistry Set from There She Goes,

The second one uses the images from PTI Heart Prints set,

I used some Doodles, Polka Dots and Heart Images along with Clean and Simple Design per the guidelines from Card style magazine. I had so much fun creating these cards. I love the combination of Pink Polka Dot Paper with the Brown Gingham Ribbon.

Here is the sketch,

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamp - There She Goes Chemistry Set, PTI Heart Prints
Paper - PTI Kraft, White, Vintage Cream, Soft Stone CS. PTI Bitty Dot Basics PP
Ink - Memento Black, Copics, PTI Raspberry Fizz, Rangers DI - Antique Linen
Other - Offray Brown Gingham Ribbon, SU Oval Punch, Nestabilities

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Christmas in July

I wanted to share this Christmas Card. It is nice to build up your stash of cards and not to be scrambling in November.

I used some BG Eskimo Kisses and DCVW Patterned Paper along with this Mr.Snowman image from Squigglefly. I colored the snowman with copics. Sentiment is from PTI's Mailbox greetings.

This card is for the following Challenges,

1) Squigglefly Challenge #57 to make a Christmas Card.
2) The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #18 - Christmas in July
3) There She Goes Challenge TSG63 - Inspiration Challenge. I loved the Blue and Orange in this inspiration photo, which is what my card colors are based on.

4) Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge FTTC74 - Christmas in July
5) Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #87 - The Holiday. Create a holiday card with Eyelets.

6) Laura's Sketch #56 from 2 Sketches For You. Here is the sketch,

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamp - Mr.Snowman digi from Squigglefly stamps, Mailbox Greetings from PTI
Paper - PTI White and Vintage Cream CS, BG Eskimo Kisses Patterned Paper, DCVW Tajmahal Collection Patterned Paper
Ink - Memento Black, Copics, Ranger DI - Broken China
Other - PTI White Ribbon, PTI Vintage Button, Nestabilities, SU Word Window Punch, Stickles

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #37

As soon as I saw the Inspiration photo at The Play Date Cafe Challenge #37, I knew that I wanted to use one of the images from PTI's Autumn Abundance stamp set.

I scored some vertical lines on the card stock to mimic the shelf and then paper pierced the vase to kind of match the Vase in the image. The paper is from OA Thrift Shop Collection. Some Orange Organza ribbon completed the card. I kept the card simple, but in retrospect I would have liked to add some pearl pins to the ribbon knot. :) Note to self for next card.

Here is a close up of the card,

Here is the Inspiration photo from PDCC,

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamp - PTI Autumn Abundance
Paper - PTI White CS, Coredinations Mustard CS
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - Orange Ribbon

Monday, July 12, 2010

July 12th Monday {ippity} Blog Hop

It is time for Monday {ippity} Hop. I have a scrapbook page to share with you today. I used two {ippity} sets on this page - A Moment In Time and Life's Little Moments. These two sets are just perfect for scrapbooking.

Please click here if you want to buy some {ippity} stamps.

These are some old family pictures that my Mom recently scanned and sent to me, so I was excited to do something with these pictures. I used Sketchy Thursday Sketch for this layout.

I cut out the family tag with Nestabilities. I also used the heart frame and the Grateful sentiment from A Moment in Life. The title Family is from Life's Little Moments set. I used some of the rectangle panels from A Moment in Time at the bottom of the page to add some accent. I am really happy how this page turned out. I want to apologize for the quality of my picture of the layout, somehow I was not able to get a good picture of it. The layout looks really good IRL.

Here is the sketch,

Please visit {ippity} Blog for the complete list of participants and thanks for stopping by.

Stamp - {ippity} A Moment In Time & Life's Little Moments
Paper - SU Patterned Paper, Bazzil Kraft CS
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, Memento black, Memento Lady Bug
Other - Prima Flowers, Tim Holtz Small Attacher, Fiskars Border Punch

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Color Throwdown #100 using Limelight Sketch

2nd Post for the day. Please scroll down or click here to see the Pals Paper Arts Challenge Card.

I have been seeing the color throw down challenges on number of blogs, but had never participated myself, but this 100th challenge from them was kind of tempting me. Then I saw the Limelight sketch and the card came together so easily.

I used PTI Spring Moss, Aqua Mist and Sweet Blush CS and Vivid Red Ink for the Color Throw down Colors. I used PTI Butterfly Dreams stamped in Red Ink and mounted it on Aqua Mist CS. Sentiment is from PTI Around and About Sentiments stamped on PTI Sweet Blush CS.

Here is the sketch,

The additional challenge from Limelight Paper crafts was to use background stamping. I used the PTI Text Basics Background image and stamped it in Versamark ink on the Spring Moss CS. I really loved how this card turned out.

Thanks for stopping by,

Stamp - PTI Butterfly Dreams, PTI Around and About Sentiments and PTI Background basics - Text
Paper - PTI Vintage Cream, Rustic Cream, Sweet blush, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss CS
Ink - Versamark Ink, Vivid Red Ink
Other - PTI Sweet blush buttons, PTI Butterfly die

Pals Paper Arts Challenge #50 Using CPS 174 Sketch

Pals Paper Arts Challenge #50 was to use the colors So Saffron, Chocolate Chip and Basic Gray. I did not have So Saffron, so I used Crushed Curry Instead :). I used the CPS 174 sketch for this card.

I used some Chocolate Chip Designer paper from SU and mounted it on Basic Gray Card Base. I used the sentiment from SU Think Happy Thoughts set stamped in Crushed Curry and Mounted on some crushed curry paper. I colored a white prima color using Copics and added it to the card as well. I kind of like how this card turned out.

Here are the Color Challenge and sketch,

Stamp - SU Think Happy Thoughts
Paper - SU Basic Grey, chocolate chip, white and crushed curry CS, SU Chocolate Chip Designer Paper
Ink - SU Crushed Curry, Copics
Other - SU circle Punches

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Unscripted Sketch #63 and Guest Designer

I was quite excited when I was chosen to be the Guest Designer for Unscripted Sketches. Please visit Unscripted sketches to play along with the sketch.

Here is my card,

As soon as I got the sketch from Sarah, I knew I wanted to use the Big and Bold Wishes set from PTI. The panel was perfectly made to hold a sentiment. :) I used a combination of red and black on my card inspired by the BG Patterned Paper. I used some Pearl Smooch Ink and accented the black mat for the sentiment. I also put some smooch ink on the butterflies. I had fun creating this card. Hoping to see some of you create something with the sketch.

Here is the sketch,

Stamp - PTI Big and Bold Wishes
Paper - PTI Vintage White, Pure Poppy and Black CS, BG Patterned Paper
Ink - Memento Lady Bug, PTI Dark Chocolate
Other - Smooch Pearl Ink, SU Red Ribbon, MS butterfly punch, Red Rhinestones, SU 1" Circle Punch.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Framed Art Swap

I wanted to share this framed art that I created for my friend Jen's swap for Framed Art on SCS.

I used the butterfly images from PTI Butterfly dreams stamped on Rustic White CS. Inked the edges with Chai Inking Cube and then just arranged them on SU Soft Suede CS. I added some bling and pearls to give it some jazz. I kept it simple and loved how it turned out. I used a 5x7 frame for this. This particular frame has a depth kind of giving it a shadow box look.

Here is a closeup of the image,

Stamp - PTI Butterfly Wishes
Paper - PTI Rustic White, SU Soft Suede
Ink - Memento Bamboo leaves, Ranger DI Spiced Marmalade, PTI Dark chocolate
Other - Rhinestones and Pearl Embellishments

Thursday, July 08, 2010

PTI July Swap - Square Card Category

I wanted to share this card that I did for the July PTI Swap on SCS hosted by my friend Amy. This is a 4.25x4.25 square card.

I used the latest Bitty Dot Basics PP from PTI which includes the Hawaiian Shores Color. I cut out the Mat Stack Die 1 from Vintage Cream Paper and stamped the Butterfly from Butterfly Dreams using Hawaiian Shores Ink. The sentiment is from Everyday Button bits. Some pearls and ribbon completed the card. I kept this card simple.

All Supplies are PTI Unless otherwise mentioned.
Stamp - Butterfly wishes, Everyday Button Bits
Ink - Hawaiian Shores, Dark chocolate
Paper - Vintage Cream CS, Bitty Dots Basics PP
Other - Vintage Cream Ribbon, Generic Pearl Embellishment

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

PTI July SWAP - Regular Card Category

I wanted to share this card that I did for the July PTI Swap on SCS hosted by my friend Amy.

I was inspired by Lisa Johnson's card shown here.

I chose different color combination for my background and chose to put my sentiment differently, but overall this card was inspired by Lisa's card.

I stamped the Large Diamond pattern from the Little Argyle set using Vivid Red Ink (from GKD). I stamped the large dotted line over it using Memento Black. Then I used the smaller single diamond shape in Memento Pear Tart. This Pear Tart is a really neat color, I love how it looks with red.

Then I mounted this background CS on black and added some gingham ribbon with button.

Thanks for stopping by.

All Supplies are PTI Unless otherwise mentioned
Stamp - Little Argyle, Chair-ished
Paper - Kraft, True Black, Vintage Cream CS
Ink - Memento Black, Memento Pear Tart and Vivid Red
Other - Black gingham ribbon, white vintage buttons, rustic twine