Tuesday, July 31, 2012

PDCC142 & WMSC108

It's a rare treat when I get to play in my craft room over the summer...and here I am, back for a second time already! Hallelujah for the moments when the hubby takes the kids for a few hours! ;)

I decided to spend today's precious crafting time working on a couple of different challenges, the Play Date Cafe weekly color challenge and the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. I combined the two for the first card posted here today. For my second card, I used the same PDCC colors, but this one is not my official card for this challenge because it's a CASE, big time! One of my big time heroes is Debbie Olson, and she created a gorgeous card quite a long time ago that I've been wanting to CASE for quite some time...usually when I take inspiration from another designer's card, I change it up enough so that it's mine, but in this case, her card was so beautiful that I just had to copy it almost entirely exactly as it was (different colors, of course, and different papers, stamps, etc, but the layout is exactly the same) You can see her fabulous card here...

So, back to today's challenges...here they are:


I took a close-up shot so the striped embossing could be seen a little bit more clearly...I liked the result as it reminded me of some kind of old damask wallpaper...(just what I was going for!)


And my other card, just for fun and for a friend who appreciates a handmade card just for display and no other reason! ;)


Thanks for taking a look...have a great day!

Supply list:

Let's Have Tea card~
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Sahara Sand (SU); Summer Sunrise (PTI)
Patterned Paper: all from Razzleberry Lemonade DSP (SU)
Stamp Set(s): Afternoon Tea & Afternoon Tea Sentiments (WMS)
Ink/Colorants: Pacific Point, Soft Suede (SU); Soft Stone (PTI)
Tools: Tag Sale #3 die, 2-1/2" circle die (PTI); Stripes embossing folder (SU); Fancy Tags die (Spellbinders)

Button card~
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Melon Mambo (SU); Summer Sunrise (PTI)
Patterned Paper: yellow from Good Morning Sunshine DSP, pink from Razzleberry Lemonade DSP (SU)
Stamp Set(s): Button Boutique (PTI)
Ink/Colorants: Melon Mambo, Pacific Point (SU)
Embellishments: 5/8" satin ribbon Daffodil Delight (SU); fancy stick pinks (CTMH); Buttons (from stash)
Tools: Parisian Doily die, Doily Details die, Button Card dies (PTI)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Papertrey Blog Hop July 2012

Not that I've been terribly missed in blog land, but I've definitely been MIA since summer started! I don't know how you other gals do it, but I have a terrible time getting into my craft room when my girls are out of school for the summer (tips would be welcome here! ;)

Since they're in Vacation Bible School this week, I've had a few hours to be crafty, and fortunately this coincided with Papertrey's monthly blog hop. The inspiration photo/color combination for this month is so pretty:

I have a good friend's birthday coming up and another friend who's having a baby soon, so I decided to make both cards with this color scheme since I like it so much...

First up, the baby card:


I don't make too many baby cards (most of my friends are long past that stage!) so I haven't bought any new baby stamp sets recently...but these oldies (Bitty Baby Blessings & Baby Button Bits) are still wonderful goodies!

Here is the birthday card:

Also another oldie but goodie set, Beautiful Blooms II and also Butterfly Dreams. I have tons of new sets that I haven't even touched, so why am I using older sets, you ask? Good question...I guess I'm trying to go back to the beginning and pull out sets I got long ago and I'll work my way back to the newer ones. I can't wait to pull out the likes of Flippin' Out, Strawberry Patch and The Sweet Life (among MANY others!). Hopefully I'll be able to make more time to get out to my craft room to ink all those goodies up.

And here are just some detail shots of the birthday card, to show the shimmer I sprayed on, and the rhinestone frame that I colored with a Copic marker (love that you can do that! I'll never have to buy colored rhinestones again)



That's it for me for today...hope to be back here again soon...thanks for looking...

Supply list:

Baby card -
Cardstock: Summer Starfruit, So Saffron (SU); Berry Sorbet, Vellum, Melon Berry (PTI)
Patterned Paper: Summer Sunrise pattern pack (PTI)
Stamp Set(s): Bitty Baby Blessings, Baby Button Bits, Background Basics: Medallions (on onesie), Mat Stack 2 Collection (PTI)
Ink/Colorants: Black (CTMH); Berry Sorbet (PTI); Versamark & Filigree White embossing powder
Embellishments:Pink Button (SU); Pleated ribbon (SU); Silk Ribbon (bow)(My Mind's Eye); Green embroidery floss (DMC)
Tools: Ad Sense die (PTI); Argyle texture plate (Sizzix)

Birthday card -
Cardstock: Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise (PTI); So Saffron (SU)
Patterned Paper: Summer Sunrise pattern pack (PTI)
Stamp Set(s):Beautiful Blooms II, Butterfly Dreams (PTI)
Ink/Colorants: Berry Sorbet, Melon Berry, Simply Chartreuse (PTI); Black (CTMH); Copic marker YG99; Smooch Shimmer Spritz
Embellishments: Rhinestone frame (CTMH)
Tools: Sunrise impression plate, Butterfly die, Beautiful Blooms 1, 2, 3 dies (PTI)