Monday, September 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Sarah!


Happy Birthday to my buddy Sarah! She is my dear friend and collegue and she keeps me sane all day at work. Here's to you Sarah, Enjoy your Day!

Recipe: Sock Monkey stamp set Pretty in Pink, and Pink Passion cardstock, designer paper, Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon and misc. sentiment stamps all by Stampin' Up!, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock, Kaiser Craft Pearls, Sew Crafty Mini Sewing Machine, Copics: E50, E21, E31, E33, E25, E27, RV21, RV10, RV02

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Happy New Baby

Happy Friday! I have been working on this card over the last two weeks. First I made the base and did the sewing in the background. Finally yesterday I decided to pick a stamp for the focal image. I decided to give this stamp another go, my goal was making the dress a lighter aqua color. I used a my Copic colorless blender to actually remove a lot of the color from the fabric of the dress. I really like how it all came together. See what happens when you don't rush!


Recipe: Whiff of Joy Willow with Toddler Stamp, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, CC Designs Copic Quality Cardstock, SU! Kraft and Bashful Blue Cardstock, SU!Parisian Breeze Specialty DSP, SU! Oval and Oval Scallop Punch, SU! Black Stampin Write Journaler, Sew Crafty MiniSewing Maching, CTMH Pinks Blooms and Organza Ribbon, Kaiser Craft Pearl, Copics: E000, E00, E21, R20, Y21, Y23, YR24, E43, BG0000, BG10, BG15, B000, B21, B91



Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fun with Pixie Heidi

I am still having fun with sewing and coloring. Who knew my favorite childhood pastime would end up being my favorite adult pastime too! I left some room in the middle of the card to add a sentiment once I figure out who the lucky recipient of this card will be. I think I will go with "Magical Birthday Wishes" from SU!'s Pony Party Stamp Set.

Recipe: CC Designs Pixie Heidi stamp, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, SU! Urban Garden and Cottage Wall DSP, SU! Tempting Turquoise and Bashful Blue Cardstock, Petaloo Dazzlers Bright Flowers, Kaiser Craft Lush Pearls, Organza Ribbon, Pop Dots, Sew Crafty Mini Sewing Machine, Copics: BG0000, BG000, BG10, BG13, BG15, E39 , E99 , E18 , YR23, E000, E00, E21, R20, C3

Monday, September 14, 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge


Here is my attempt at the Whiff of Joy color challenge to use teal and orange.


Recipe: Whiff of Joy Stamp Willow with Toddler, Piggy Tales Humpty Dumpty paper, Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip and Creamy Caramel cardstock, CC Designs Copic Quality White Cardstock, Organza Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Sew Crafty Mini Sewing Machine, Copics: E000, E00, E21, Y000, YR61, YR65, YR68, G11, BG15, BG18, R20, E04, YR0000, Y23, YR24, YR23, E97

Friday, September 11, 2009

Pretty in Purple

I love how this card came out! I finally got my hands on some Neenah paper to use with my Copics. I also tried something new and used Prima flowers and colored pearls along with my fun new sewing technique. I have even started making my cards backwards, just putting together card bases and then choosing the stamped image and colors to match the base. And I am using buttons. I have them but barely ever use them. I dug out my ancient stash of ribbons from the basement, too. I am so pleased with the results! I have been practising and practising with my copics trying to blend lightly and get a nice light colored effect on the paper to no avail until I tried it on the Neenah paper. I think I see why everybody likes it so much.

This is by far the favorite card I have ever made. I am entering it in the Guest Designer Call over at Whiff of Joy. You can read the details over at Katharina's blog. You have until September 19th to enter.

Recipe: Stampin' Up! Lovely Lilac and Orchid Opulence Cardstock, Cottage Wall DSP, NON- SU- Whiff of Joy Musing Melinda stamp, CTMH button, Kaiser Craft Lavender Pearls, Prima Trellis Rose Purple Mist, Sew Crafty Mini Sewing Machine, ribbon, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, Copics: Face: E000. E00, E21, R20, E04, Hair: E31, E33, E35, E37, Pants: BV0000, BV001, BV13, Top: V0000, V12, V06, V15, Wings: BG000, 0



Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I Have Finally Sewed on a Card!

After two years of owning a mini sewing machine I finally got over my irrational fear of the contraption and figured out how to sew on my cards. I must have sewed 10-15 card bases over Labor Day weekend trying to get the hang of it...how to thread the machine, how to finish off the stitches. Here is what I've come up with so far:
Recipe: Stampin' Up! Bashful Blue Cardstock, Whiff of Joy Willow with Hot Chocolate Stamp, Wausau Bright White Cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, CTMH Buttons, Ribbon, Sew Crafty Mini Sewing Machine, Dimensionals, Copics, Silver Spica Glitter Pen, Star Dust Stickles


Recipe: Stampin' Up! Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink cardstock, and misc DSP, Wausau Bright White Cardstock, Kiki La Rue digi Coffe Kiki from CC Designs, Star Dust Stickles, Copics: E000, E00, E21, R20, RV34, RV02, RV13, YR23, E35, Y23, CTMH pinks blooms and button, White satin ribbon, Sew Crafty Mini Sewing Machine

Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Handy!

I needed to make a card for our good friend Handy (Maurice the Handyman) and the first one I did was cute, but the second one I did had the Handyman theme so I went with that one. Happy Birthday Handy!

Recipe: Stampin Up! Rose Red and Very Vanilla Cardstock, To the Nines Specialty DSP, NON- SU- CTMH Hoppy Birthday Stamp, Piggy Tales Humpty Dumpty patterned paper, Copics: E33, E35, E39, BG01, BG000, BG15, YR61, YR65, YR68, R20, C3


Recipe: Stampin Up! Rose Red, Very Vanilla, Sage Shadow Cardstock, Non- SU- Jack Handyman digi Image by CC Designs, Copics, Piggy Tales Humpty Dumpty patterned paper, Copics: E25, E27, E29, E35, E43, E55, E57, C7, C9, B91, B95, B97, R22, R24, R27, R29


Thursday, September 3, 2009

More Scrapbook Pages




More scrapbook pages I made at the Scrapbooking Expo.
(Kit is from All My Memories)
Ah, now if I could just remember the details so I could do the journaling.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Scrapbook Expo

Here are some Scrapbook pages I worked on at the Scrapbook Expo this weekend.

On the first page I used Copics to color the chipboard lasercut Beach titile. The second page was also fun to make. I used some of my bigshot dies, the elegant layered die and Stampin' Up! Lattice dies and colored Prima paintables designer paper using copics to match the coordinations cardstock and Stampin Up! Rich Razzleberry cardstock and polka dot ribbon.