27 August 2011

Who's that Lady, Foxy Lady?

Birthday card for a friend of mine.  Handwritten message inside of the card...happy birthday foxy lady... She'll love it.

Supplies used:
Fabriano note card
Ink: Noir Black Palette Hybrid
Stamps: Artic Fox by A*Muse Art Stamps, Birthday Wishes from Asian Fusion by Papertrey Ink
Other: Prismacolor colored pencils

Happy Birthday Fauxshionable, you silver foxy lady!  Hee hee...

25 August 2011

August Blog Hop!

Hi!  Thanks for stopping by! Last week I submitted a card for a Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge for the first time.  This week, another first, participating in the August Blog Hop.  The inspiration for the Blog Hop is this photo:
Photo credit - lovely!!

And here's what I was inspired to create:

Supplies Used:
Paper: Raspberry Fizz and Hawaiian Shores by Papertrey Ink (PTI), Confetti White by Stampin' Up, Hello Luscious patterned paper by Basic Grey
Ink: Summer Sunrise by PTI, Palette Hybrid in Burnt Umber
Stamps: Sending You and Flower Fusion #2 by PTI
Accessories: Raspberry Fizz satin ribbon by PTI, Stickles Glitter Glue

I was inspired by the pink flowers in the photo, plus the pattern inside the suitcase lid.  I also liked the straight lines of the books, so I mimicked that with the straight lines of the patterned paper.  The patterned paper is from the Basic Grey Hello Luscious collection- love, love, love that paper- the colors, the patterns, yum!  It's hard to see in the photo, but there's a little bit of glitter between the patterned paper to give the card a little bit of sparkle and some more texture.  There's also glitter in the center of the flowers.  Love those little yellow flowers!

This is one of my favorite layouts from Clean and Simple Stamping. It's a great way to use up the patterned paper I tend to hoard.  Yes.  I hoard patterned paper.  I think I need to make more cards using this layout, or there may soon be a show on TLC or Discovery Channel about me and my paper "collection".  Anyone else a hoarder?  What do you tend to hang to and never want to use?

As always, thanks for visiting and enjoy your next stops on the Papertrey Blog Hop!

24 August 2011

Thanks a bunch!

Happy Wednesday!  Here's a card I made last week when I had my new grape-themed stamps and my circle punch out on my desk.  I think Royal Velvet and Simply Chartreuse are becoming a favorite color combo of mine.

Supplies Used:
Paper: Royal Velvet and Simply Chartreuse by PTI, Kraft and Confetti White by SU
Ink: Concord Crush and Kiwi Kiss by SU
Stamps: Fruit Fusion: Grapes by PTI
Accessories: Twine, Stickles

Thanks for visiting!  (P.S...you can "Like" me on Facebook too!)

22 August 2011

Make it Monday Challenge #29

This week's Papertrey Ink Challenge is to color outside the lines using Copic Markers.  I don't have any Copic's, so I substituted my Prismacolor colored pencils instead.  The colors were blended together using odorless mineral spirits.

Supplies used:
Paper: Berry Sorbet, Raspberry Fizz, Dotty Biscotti Patterned Paper by Papertrey Ink, White by Stampin' Up
Ink: Papertrey Ink Raspberry Fizz, Noir Black Palette Hybrid
Stamps: Simple Valentine by Papertrey Ink
Accessories: Prismacolor colored pencils, Rick Rack die by Papertrey Ink

Now that I'm posting on here again, I need to brush up on my photography skills so the cards look better.  Hmmm, come November, I'll have my own personal graphic designer/photographer on call 24-7, I think I'll just turn over the photos to him.  I like that idea better.  :) 

Thanks for visiting, have a great day!

17 August 2011

Welcome, little one

A sweet little baby card for a co-worker.  Layout based on a Clean and Simple Stamping design.  Their website has been a blessing as I'm getting re-acclimated back into the craft room.  A wealth of inspiration!

Supplies used:
Paper: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Marigold Morning, White from Stampin' Up
Ink: Versamark, Bashful Blue from Stampin' Up, Noir Black by Palette Hybrid
Stamps: A Little Argyle by Papertrey Ink, Welcome Little One and Crib image by A*Muse Art Stamps
Accessories: Red gingham ribbon from Stampin' Up, Prismacolor colored pencils, Stickles Glitter Glue

As always, thanks for visiting!  If you would like a handmade card for any occasion, drop me a note!

16 August 2011

One more FTL #153

Because I really, really like this layout, here's one more.  Thank you again, Clean and Simple Stamping for the inspiration.  I love this stamp set, Falling Leaves by Papertrey Ink.  I need to play with it more.

Supplies Used:
Paper: Kraft, Confetti White, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie by Stampin' Up
Ink: Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry by Stampin' Up, Burnt Umber Palette Hybrid
Stamps: Falling Leaves by Papertrey Ink
Accessories: Twine (source unknown)

As always, thanks for visiting!

15 August 2011

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #28

So...it's been a while since I've done anything crafty and an even longer while since I last posted on this blog.  But, it's time.  Time to get back into the swing of things, dust off my craft desk and dust off that tiny creative part of my brain.  I made this little card for Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday Challenge.  This is the first time I'm actually posting a card for a challenge.  I've lurked, done the challenges in secret, but I'm taking the plunge and posting.  The layout for this card also corresponds with Clean and Simple Stamping FTL153.  I added a couple more layers than the sketch and moved the sentiment, but their layout served as the inspiration for this card.

Supplies used:
Paper: Kraft and Confetti White by Stampin' Up, Royal Velvet and Simply Chartreuse by Papertrey Ink
Ink: Concord Crush and Kiwi Kiss by Stampin' Up
Stamps: Fruit Fusion Grapes by Papertrey Ink
Accessories: purple glitter by Martha Stewart Crafts, Fruit Fusion Grapes die by Papertrey Ink, Twine (source unknown)

Thanks for visiting!