Sunday, June 30, 2013

Artistic Outpost Challenge

Artistic Outpost has a monthly referral program (challenge).  The theme is "anything goes" as long as you use stamps from Artistic Outpost



 I used Artistic Outpost stamp set "Keeper".  I like the fisher woman!  I love this paper that I stamped on.  It is from Recollection and reminds me of linen.
The ribbon is from The Pink Petal on Etsy.  She has beautiful ribbon and it smells wonderful.  Her ribbon is died to order. 
 The sentiment is from the same stamp set.  The patterned paper is from K&Company, blue cardstock from DCWV, and the dies are from Spellbinders.
Please take time to visit Artistic Outpost.  They have great stamp sets.  Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful Fourth of July!


Saturday, June 29, 2013

Paper Sweeties Challenge #8 (Part II)

Paper Sweeties is having their monthly sketch challenge.  Paper Sweeties is a delightful stamp company.  It is like playing paper dolls with rubber stamps.  Cute little girls and one little boy plus lots of great clothes and accessories.  I have created two cards for this challenge.

 I turned the stripes sideways for this card.  I love these tickets.  They were the touch of whimsy that I wanted for this card.  I then added seam binding that I dyed myself.  I used different shades of silver, gray, and pewter.
I cut out the rectangle with a Spellbinders die and then stamped the cute Paper Sweeties sentiment.  I then added the two orange brads on the left and then took the silver metal flower (Tim Holtz) and added another brad to the center. 

If you get a chance, please go over to Paper Sweeties.  They have a new sketch challenge every month on their blog.
Thank you for joining me.  I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Fourth of July!


Paper Sweeties Challenge! (Part I)

Paper Sweeties is a delightful stamp company.  They have three cute little ladies and one gent with lots of outfits.  Lots of fun to play paper dolls with rubber stamps.  This month's sketch challenge is:
I enjoyed this challenge and went outside my normal design style.  I have created two cards for this challenge (which will be in two posts to enter into the challenge).

 For the first card, I found this pretty striped paper from K&Company (Brenda Walton Mira).  I used it as the base. 

 I then added this pretty purple ribbon with the crystal drop.  This beautiful ribbon was purchased on Etsy from The Pink Petal.  All the ribbon is hand dyed for each customer and it smells wonderful.  I keep all the ribbon in a kitchen zipper bag.  When I open the bag, the wonderful smells of spices come out.


 I then picked two coordinating papers to layer and add the cute Paper Sweeties sentiment.  I cut out the papers with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B. 

Thank you for joining me for the Paper Sweeties Sketch Challenge.  Please watch for my second posting on this challenge.  Have a great weekend.


Sunday, June 9, 2013

Crafty Secrets June Linky Party

It is time for the Crafty Secrets June Linky Party!  I have created a cute card using Crafty Secrets Digital Baby Girl Printable Sheet.  I thought this image was adorable and went well with the lovely pink parchment paper I had on hand. 

 I die cut the pink paper using my Spellbinders.  You definitely need to use wax paper between the die and paper when using this die.  Otherwise the paper gets stuck in the die and you end up tearing the delicate edges.
The seam binding I dyed myself with Glimmer Mist.  I then crinkled it just a little and let it dry in the sun.  I then attached this cute little crocheted flower and a pink crystal.
 Inside I used another image from the Crafty Secrets Digital Baby Girl Printable Sheet.  I used another Spellbinders die to cut out the green paper (K&Company).  The inside paper was part of the 12 x 12 sheet I used on the outside.  I liked them better separated.  I also added pink crystals to the die cut.

I like how this card turned out.  So cute!  Sorry it has been so long between posting, but I have just not been feeling well lately.  I suffer from Fibromyalgia and it has been worse lately.  I am, though, so thankful for some of the new medications on the market.  Without them, I would not even be able to create my cards.
I hope everyone checks out Crafty Secrets.  They have a great blog and a wonderful web site.  Lots of cute digital stamps, printables, stickers, CD's, and etc.  I just love their vintage images.  Crafty Secrets also has a contest the first week of every month with a great prize. 
Have a great evening and happy creating!