Saturday, November 27, 2010

Play Date Cafe Challnge #57

For this weeks challenge at the PDC, we are to use the colors brown, grey and silver.
Here is my take on the challenge.

I immediately thought of this peacock stamp from Hero Arts CG184.  I embossed it with Stampendous! pearlustre peridot opaque powder. I embellished the tail with clear gems from Michaels, and one florwer with a grey flower from Prima. All cardstock is from Recollections.  The ink is vintage photo distress ink, used for sentiment , background script and distressing edges. The bg script is Papertrey Ink Background Basics: Text Style, sentiment Damask Designs. The ribbon I used is from Chatterbox. I had this ribbon for the longest time, it was so hard to part with it!!! :):) I love how it all came together!

Thanks for looking!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Floral Brocade

Hi everyone!!  It's two nights before Thanksgiving and I just had to get some ink on my fingers!! :):)
Today I wanted to use the Floral Brocade stamp CG187 by Hero Arts.                               
In the top picture, the background was stamped with Hero Arts Just Find Me CL434 Friend sentiment in HA shadow ink in soft sand on ivory cardstock. Purple and light green paper are from Bazzill Basics. The ribbon and pearls are from Michaels. The flowers were shaded with scattered straw distress ink and VersaMagic Chalk ink in Spring Pansy. The vines were shaded with the same, but I also added VersaMagic in Aloe Vera.
For the bottom card, the same ivory cardstock.  The background stamp is Papertrey Ink text style in HA soft brown shadow ink. The brown and light green papers are Bazzill. The inks used to shade the floral brocade are distress inks scattered straw and victorian velvet, and versa magic aloe vera. Ribbon and gems are from Michaels. Both cards were distressed with HA soft sand shadow ink.
Thanks for taking the time to peek!
Hope everyone enjoys their thanksgiving!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Shabby Tea Room Week #36

 What are we thankful for?  
I'm fortunate enough to live very close to my mom,sister and three brothers, sister in laws and niece . We see eachother often.:)
However, the rest of my family, like aunts, uncles and cousins I see very seldom. So this card is made for them.

I must say, this is my favorite color scheme to work with! These colors just compliment themselves nicely!
materials: card made from cardstock
green pattern paper is from DCWV garden party.
white doily from grocery store
orange paper from Papertrey Ink
cuttlebug embossing folder, flourish frame
archival moonlight white ink to distress edges and embossed image
sentiment stamp is Hero Arts Just Find Me CL 434, ink is black soot distress
fabric vine is PTI
fabric flowers are Prima Marketing
metals flowers are making memories
pearls are from Michaels
Thanks for looking!!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Challenge #32

 Today's challenge on Jenny's blog was to use a little pink in your project.  Here is what I came up with:
Here is what I used:
card made from white cardstock
pink and blue paper from Papertrey Ink, also button and twine.
For the center panel I used Hero Arts stamp CG176 Butterfly Field. I embossed it with TH distressed embossing ink and TH distressed embossing powder in weathered wood. I lightly inked the image with Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet distress inks. I also inked all edges with tea dye distress ink after distressing edges of paper. Thinking of You sentimnt is from HA CL342 Everyday Sayings, stamped in black soot. Lace is from Joanns.
Thanks for looking!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge # 56

Here is my take on the challenge. 
The red cardstock is Papertrey Ink. The tree stamp and stars are Hero Arts CL459 Merry Christmas Trees. The base of the tree is  Papertrey Ink Tree Trimming Trio.  The sentiment is HA CL343 Holiday Sayings.
I white embossed the tree, stand, star and sentiment using Versamark Watermark ink and Stampendous! opaque powder. For the shadow stars, I just used watermark and heat dyied.  The turquoise ribbon,gems and olive bells are from Michaels. The turquoise twine is from the
Hope you like it!!!


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Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Gift for You

For this card I used Hero Arts Fabulous Flourish stamp S5449 for the background and red squares.  They were stamped with Versamark Watermark and white( opaque) embossed. I used two Cuttlebug embossing folders. Victoria for the beige and  Script Text for the green. Sentiment is HA CL343 Holiday Sayings. TH Distress ink in black soot was used for edges and sentiment. The twine and button is from Papertrey Ink, star is from Michaels.
Thanks for looking!!

Christmas cards

I just wanted to post some Chrismas cards I'm making for my sister to mail to people on her Christmas list...
materials: ivory cardstock, pattern paper from K&Company Yuletide
stamps: sentiment and star are Hero Arts Merry Christmas Trees CL459.
ink: Colorbox Chianti and embossed in clear powder from Stampendous!
gems from Michaels. 

For this card I used: ivory cardstock for card
All stamps are Hero Arts: music background CG222, big pine bough K5242, decorative ornament CG226, holiday sayings CL343.
inks: colorbox evergreen and chianti; archival galaxy gold. The edges are distressed in old paper from Tim Holtz.
Ornament is embossed in clear powder. Light green pearls are from Michaels. The twine is from The
This card I really like! The same ivory cardstock was used. The pattern paper is Yuletide K&C also. The twine and button is from Papertrey Ink.  The peace sentiment ( Hero Arts CL459) was stamped with Versamark Watermark then embossed with queen's gold powder from Ranger.
The die shapes were cut using Spellbinders dies labels four. Archival galaxy gold was used to distress dges.
Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Shabby Tea Room Week #35

This is my first challenge at the Shabby Tea Room.  They call it "Lavender & Lace".

This is my creation! And here is what I used:
paper: Paper Pizazz Joy's Vintage mounted on cardstock.
stamps: Hero Arts Antique Engravings (butterflies), sentiment from Papertrey Ink Damask Designs
inks: jet black, Versa Magic spring pansy; colored pencils; crackle distress paint
frame is Tattered Angels; doily and pearls from Michaels; trinket pin from Jenni Bowlin. The lace was my Grandmothers, it's probably 20 years old. The only thing I am disappointed about is that I didn't sew the lace on straight! Thanks for looking!

Play Date Cafe Challenge # 55

To be honest, I had a hard time with this color challenge. In the end, I really like the result. The four papers in the center are from Papertrey Ink. The white paper is from Michaels and the burgandy card is from Core'dinations Color Core Cardstock. The embossing plate is Cuttlebug Fancy Corners. They were cut into 2inch squares. The stamp is from PTI Boards and Beams stamped in jet black ink. The clear flower in the center is a floral pick from Horizon, found at Michaels in the wedding isle. The gems are also from Michaels. I'm saving this card for my brother and sister in law who are in the midst of buying a new home! Wish them luck!!!
Thanks for looking!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010


Yes...the peacock again!!! I needed to get my fingers inky! I love the way it came out...hope you do too!
here is what I used...
stamps: peacock CG184, sentiment Just find me CL434 ( hero arts ).
inks: versamark watermark and clear embossing powder
hampton art inks in blue and purlpe and chocolate, versa magic dew drop in sea breeze, archival pearlescent orchid, distress inks in walnut stain for branches and tea dye for edges and peeled paint for leaves.
paper: eggshell layering paper from Hero Arts for main panel, kraft paper from Bazzill, the lavander and card are from Core'dinations.
Pearls and gem are from Michaels.
Thank you!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

lazy days!!

Talk about lazy!!! I haven't felt much like stamping lately! So I cheated a little....I limited myself to one stamp! I used paper as my main focus!
The paper on the left and right are Webster's Pages. Center paper is from DCWV. Stamps on the left : sentiment from Papertrey Ink, green check on spellbinders labels die is from Waltzing Mouse. Center stamp
is from Michaels. On the right, sentiment is from PTI. Green Moss ink from Colorbox. Brown ink is tea dye distress. Flowers from Prima Marketing. Lace is Melissa Frances. Pearls and gems from Michaels.
Sorry such a short post!

HA Peacock

After wanting this stamp for a while...I finally bought it! The peacock stamp is from Hero Arts. My inspiration came from others who have used this gorgeous stamp on the flickr blog for HA ( just type in CG 138 in the search section ).
Materials I used:
HA stamp:CG138
Kraft cardstock, snow layering paper from HA
green paper from Bazzill, teal paper from core'dinations, melon paper from Papertrey Ink
border punch: Martha Stewart
lace: webster's pages
Pink embossing powder, clear powder from Stampendous!
ink: colorbox moss green,versa mark watermark
pearls and gems and sentiment: Michaels
Hope you like!! TFL!!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Color Challenge on Cupcake Creations

I made this card for challenge CR84FN2 on Mona Pendleton's Blog
I was glad to take part in this challenge...the color inspirations are beautiful! It reminds me of a cold winter morning! 

card: HA snow layering paper
teal paper: core'dinations color core cardstock
tan paper: HA latte layering paper
aqua paper: PTI perfect match cardstock
cuttlebug embossing folder: victoria
ink: watermark versamark, stazon dove gray, versa magic dew drop sea breeze
embossing powder: Stampendous! pearlustre peridot
button and twine: PTI
rhinestone: recollections
die: Spellbinders labels four

Friday, November 5, 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge #54

This card was made for the PDCC #54. The colors for this challenge are stucco orange, celery and white.
The green and white dot paper is from My Mind's Eye Totally Girl, the melon shade paper is from Websters Pages. It looks pink in the picture, but actually matches the orange well. The white lace is from Melissa Frances. The crystal pin is Maya Road, the pearl pin is Jenni Bowlin. The flowers are Recollections. Just Because sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Damask Designs. The die cut is Spellbinders labels ten. The ink is Versa Magic Dew Drop Aloe Vera. The buttons are PTI spring mix. The pearls are from Michaels.
Thanks for looking!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Merry Christmas

Kraft cardstock and burgandy cardstock from Papertrey Ink.
Stamps: Music Background CG 222 Hero Arts; pears Simply the Best CL 442 HA; Speckled Ornaments CL401; Holiday Sayings CL343.
Ink: Distress Ink Peeled Paint and Tea Dye, Color Box Chianti, Versa Magic Aloe Vera, Archival Galaxy Gold
Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio Dies; Flower and leaf  from Prima Marketing.
Pearls and ribbon from Michaels.
Distress Crackle Paint in Rock Candy was used to add shimmer and crackle to pears.

Warm Wishes

Hello again!!
For this card latte layering paper from Hero Arts. Then I stamped Circle Lace S5319 with Memories white ink. The faux stiching was made with Signo uni-ball white pen. The patterned paper is DCWV Garden Party. The flower is HA Etched Medallion S5356. Inked with Color Box Chianti, distressed with fired brick and walnut stain distress ink and white ink.Then I used distress crackle paint in rock candy to add shimmer to petals. The petals were cut, trimmed, curled and glued to card. The pearls brad is bty Making Memories. Sentiment is HACL343 in Chianti. Embellished with pearls from Michaels.
Thanks for looking!!!


   Tonight I wanted to share with you some ornaments I made for a Christmas tree I put in my daughters room for the holidays.
They are all made with Spellbinders labels dies and Hero Arts stamps.  The first is made with HA CG210 stamp. I used kraft paper by Bazzill, snow layering paper by HA. The inks used were Hampton Arts in shades of blue, purple and white. The snowflake was embossed with Stampendous! clear embossing powder. The tulle, ribbon and tear drop crystal ( all in blue) are from Michaels. The background die was cut twice to hold the tulle in between, then glued together. Same design is on the opposite side. The eyelet was set to hold the ribbon. A clear rhinestone was used in the center of the snowflake, from Michaels.

    For this ornament I used HA CL401 for the branches and CG226 for the ornament. The ink for the branches is distress ink in peeled paint. For the ornament, ColorBox Chianti and VersaMark watermark was used, and embossed with clear embossing powder. The pattern paper is DCWV Garden Party. The white is HA snow cardstock, distressed with old paper distress ink. I used an eyelet on the ornament to loop twine to "hang" from the branch. The background die was cut twice and glued together. The twine is Papertrey Ink, the eyelet is making memories.

     For this ornament, I used CG102 antique brocade stamp for the background inked with HA soft stone shadow ink. The snowflakes were stamped with VersaMark watermark and embossed with clear embossing powder. The large flakes are HA CG210. The small flakes are HA CL 343, stamped in Memories white ink. I distressed with blue ink and embellished with pearls. The paper is Papertrey Ink spring rain. The ribbon and tear drop are from Michaels. Eyelet was for ribbon.

Thanks for looking!!!