Monday, November 30, 2009

More Bookmarks

So this is the culmination of what I worked on all weekend. When did my first bookmark months ago, I didnt realize that it was quite such a work intensive process. Plus I always forget how I'm supposed to glue the flowers on. Which means I end up gluing it on wrong and then have to cut a whole slew more...And of course I ran out of black ribbon late saturday night, so I had to brave the post-thanksgiving craft stores for more.

But the end product came out I suppose its all good.

The Dets:
Stamps: TGF Rain Snow Shine and Miss Anya
Paper: DCWV Latte mat stack, SU!
Ink: Memento black & copics
Accessories: BG buttons (I stockpile those particular ones so I always have options for my bookmarks), ribbon, cricut storybook cartridge, cuttlebug swiss dots, crop-a-dile, eyelets

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Long time no post....

Hiya...this is going to be a ridiculously short post. I made this card for my dad's bday. I broke out my TCP stamps a few weeks (maybe a month...) ago to play along w/ one of their TCP tuesday color challenges. I totally loved the color combo of turquoise, light blue White? I think it was black. But this was my try at a "boy" card and I got to use my brand new (early xmas present) of the scalloped circle spellbinders set.

The Dets:
Stamps: TCP Argh Piratey
Paper: MB & SU
Ink: Copics, Versafine Black, Palette Noir
Accessories: Spellbinders scalloped & standard circles, ticket punch, kaiser pearls

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Christmas-y Verve Project Parade

It's a new month and that means a new Verve Project Parade. This month's theme is Home for the Holiday's: Gifts, Decor & More. The theme was an excellent platform to get my butt in gear for holiday decorating. I'm not sure about others, but I never know how to display christmas cards we get. Our first year in our house, we ended up putting them on our xmas tree b/c we had no ornaments.

I knew I also wanted to incorporate some kind of banner them. I've been inspired by all these fabulous banners popping up on uber talented blogger's sites. So I started with stamps from Verve's Starstruck and Winter Mittens as well as PTI's 2009 Holiday Tags. I stamped a bunch of tags and adhered jumbo paperclips to the back of each.

Then I broke out my Storybook cricut cartridge to cut out the letters and Accent Essentials for the backing of the letters. I used plain creme cardstock for the letters and topped it w/ pink glitter. I had some giant gold ribbon from costco, so I attached two long panels to my banner. I decided to go w/ the slightly non-traditional christmas colors of rasberry/pink, green and gold mostly b/c it matched the pattern paper I chose. Well that and pink is my favoritest color.
Here's a detail shot of the letter.

Then I used my tag clips to adhere some cards. I'm pretty happy w/ the way it came out. Often my projects dont quite come out like they were in my head. And depending on how much cards we get, I'll probably have to add another two gold ribbons to attach more cards. But we'll see...

This project pretty much took all afternoon, in which I listened to the Glee soundtrack on repeat for about five hours.
The Dets:
Stamps: Verve Starstruck and Winter Mittens, PTI 2009 Holiday Tags
Paper: Stardream azalea, SU, cream cardstock, My Mind's Eye wonderful winter
Ink: Versacolor red rose & bamboo, Versamagic Spanish Olive, Copics
Accessories: ribbon, pink glitter, paperclips, cricut

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Xmas Card Set

This past Tuesday was my sister's birthday and I decided to send her a card set. I made this awesome little box that holds a dozen cards plus envelopes. Then I decorated the outside with coordinating paper that I had used on the cards. So everything's matching, but not too matchy matchy.

Here's a picture of the outside all wrapped up.

And this is the inside with the cards. I used a favorite Mari & Me image along with some of my old (but I have a ton of) MB christmas bright's paper. We're both born and raised on Oahu (though we live in the Mainland now) so the hawaiian theme sort of fits. I just love the aloha santa doing his shaka. He reminds me so much of the Giant Santa they used to put up in Ala Moana every year.

The Dets:
Stamps: Mari & Me Mr & Mrs Claus
Paper: MB Christmas Brights paper pack & holly berry, SU, white cardstock
Ink: Copics, Memento Black
Accessories: ribbon

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Finally...Guide Lines

So I finally put together my card for the TESC sketch this week. I've been playing around with my new PTI Guide Lines and finally came out with a pattern I liked. I used an old favorite color combo of mine, Versamagic Pink Petunia and Pixie Dust. The Pixie Dust is fairly light and probably a little hard to see in the picture.

I think I need a better camera. Or perhaps different lighting for my photo box.

Anyways, its finally almost the weekend. And it couldnt have come sooner. TGIF...

The Dets:
Stamps: PTI Guide Lines, Verve Wishing You
Paper: MB, cream card stock
Ink: Versamagic pink petunia & pixie dust, Brilliance pearlescent chocolate
Accessories: ribbon, kaiser pearls

Monday, November 9, 2009

CCC Tuesday

This week's Copic Color Challenge was Rose Red (R85), Spectrum Green (G02) and Robin's Egg Blue (B02). So I used TGF's Miss Anya. Isn't her bag adorable? I thought about paper piecing her bag but didnt have matching paper. Oh well, perhaps next time.

The Dets:
Stamps: TGF Miss Dressy, Verve Beautiful Kindness
Paper: Doodlebug, MB mocha & raspberry, white cardstock
Ink: Memento black, Brilliance pearlescent chocolate, copics
Accessories: ribbon, kaiser pearls, spellbinders scalloped and standard circles

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Mojo Sunday

Happy Mojo Sunday! This is just a quickie card I made for a coworker who's getting married. I really love the whole Tiffany-ish blue w/ white and black for weddings. I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch and Making Memories Wedding paper pack.

The Dets:
Stamps: Verve Wishing You, Meditations
Paper: MB Lagoon, Making Memories wedding pack, white cardstock
Ink: Versafine Black, Versamagic Sea Breeze
Accessories: kaiser pearls, MS punch, Spellbinders labels 9

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Just a {Pink} Note

I finally got my brand spankin' new Take Note set from PTI. Let me just say, the designers at Papertrey Ink are geniuses. It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do w/ it. I had all these lovely stamps but I just couldnt "see" it put together. In the end, I ended up breaking out a sheet of my most favorite October Afternoon dp and left it fairly simple. Some pink buttons and pink pearls and I was all set.

Oops, I forgot to take a picture of the inside, but its got a nicely white, lined paper pad inside and I even made a pocket to hold stuff.

The Dets:
Stamps: PTI Take Note
Paper: October Afternoon ducks in a row pack, Stardream azalea, black & cream cardstock
Ink: Brilliance pearlescent coral, Versafine black
Accessories: BG buttons, Kaiser pearls, Spellbinders scalloped circles & standard circles, circle punch

Thursday, November 5, 2009

American Girl Anya

I've been playing with my new PTI stuff and hit a bit of a block. So I decided to change courses and try out an idea I had for this week's Anyone for Anya. This week's challenge was to use the colors of our flag. It was a bit difficult, b/c while I love my country, I'm just not that fond of the red and blue on my cards. But Nina told me that I could not pose from another country b/c she was pretty sure there werent any pink & brown flags.

Anyway, this is what I came up with. I colored in TGF's Angel Anya. I havent used her before and figured, what the heck. I added a bit of stickles to her wings and went over her halo with some gold lame smooch. And you totally cannot tell from the picture, but I ran the blue panels through my bug and embossed it w/ spots & dots.

I left it unsentimented b/c I'm not quite sure what I'm going to use it as. A patriotic thank you? Know anybody born on the 4th of July?

The Dets:
Stamps: TGF Angel Anya
Paper: MB holly berry, SU!, Neenah white
Ink: Copics, Memento Black, black multiliner
Accessories: smooch, stickles, cuttlebug, spots&dots embossing folder

Monday, November 2, 2009

A Taylored Anya

So begins the week of birthdays. I've got five cards to go and I'm already a day late.

I inked up my TGF Rain, again. She's gotta be my all time favorite anya. I used this week's sketch challenge on the Taylored Expressions blog. She's got such awesome sketches. And I so excited when I discovered the herringbone print in one of my old Memory Box christmas paper packs. I tried my hand at red hair, thought it'd fit perfect b/c my grandma's had reddish hair for as long as I can remember.

The Dets:
Stamps: TGF Rain Snow Shine, Amuse birthday wishes
Paper: MB holly berry, cherry blossom & xmas brights paper pack, MM wedding paper pack
Ink: Copics, Versafine black, Memento Black, copic multiliner pen
Other: kaiser pearls