Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Friends and Triangles and Numbers

Hello and happy Tuesday!  I have a couple of cards to share with you.  This first card was for the Friends of Speedy TV challenge to create a triangle card.  I really like that I was able to allow my gladiolas to extend over the top side of the triangle.  I used a little faux stitching to add some interest.  I stamped my butterfly once on paper and then a second time on acetate.  Then, I pressed my acetate onto my paper and came up with  a mirror image butterfly for the opposite side of the flower.  I did have to trace over the lines of the mirror image butterfly so it would be as dark as the original.  The gladiolas were really fun to color and then I added the white centers back in with a gel pen.  The Happy Birthday sentiment comes from the same set, Glad Glads.

This card was for another Friends of Speedy TV challenge to create a card with numbers.  This challenge had perfect timing in that my daughter had a party to attend and we could personalize the card for the birthday girl.  I borrowed a sketch from the Sweet Sunday sketch challenge.  The sketch had the perfect place for the number!  I added a couple of mice (from Yikes a Mouse) to look at the message and gave the little mouse a lift on a mushroom (from Fairies) .  I bent my Happy Birthday sentiment from Out of Time around in a semi-circle on my block and then stamped on my circle layer.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Be sure to pop in next week as there are new stamps coming from MFP Stamp Shop!

Details - Triangle Glads - Stamps: Glad Glads (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth (MFP), MME Dolled Up dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Copic Multiliner, Copic Markers, paper snips.  Mouse Birthday - Stamps: Yikes a Mouse (MFP), Fairies (MFP), Out of Time (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth (MFP), Pear Pizzazz, Going Gray, Blushing Bride, SU dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Basic Gray, Versafine White; Accessories: Seeing Spots embossing folder, Memory Box Typewriter Numbers die, Kaisercraft rhinestones, baby brayer, glue pen, corner chomper, paper snips, stampin' dimensionals, Copic Markers, Touch Twin Markers, Copic Multiliner.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Friends and Hand Made Flowers (03/23/15)

Good Monday morning!  It's time again for me to post about a new Friends of Speedy TV challenge.  This week we are making cards with hand made flowers.  With spring arriving super early here in the Pacific Northwest, everything is in bloom.  All my fruit trees are blossoming, which makes me more than a tad nervous.  It wouldn't be too far out of order for us to get a hard freeze and loose all the fruit to be.  Anyhow, I created some tissue paper blossoms on my branches to replicate the lovely pink flowers on my peach tree!  Tiny squares of pink tissue, a stylus and some good glue are all it took after I stamped my branches Chill in the Air and my sentiment from Lots of Words.  A bit of sponging on the edge of the card base helped to make it match my patterned paper.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Details - Stamps: Chill in the Air (MFP), Lots of Words (MFP); Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, MME Lost and Found Heirloom dp, pink tissue paper; Ink: Espresso Truffle, Crumb Cake; Accessories; Crytal Effects, Stylus, paper snips, sponge dauber.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Friends and Easter (03/02/15)

Hello and happy Monday!  It's about time....for Easter, that is.  I had this whimsical idea in my head and just couldn't get it out.  This week's Friends of Speedy TV challenge is to create an Easter card.  I hope that you will play along so that you can be the "pick of the week" and claim your 25% discount!

For my card, I grabbed four different pastels and heat embossed the small bunny from Hoppy Easter.  I colored my bunnies with a Versamark pen to get them a shade darker than my card stock.   Then I used a square punch to punch out all of my bunnies.  I matted them on slightly larger squares and popped them off of my card base.  Finally, I stamped a sentiment on my card base.  Inside, I have stamped another sentiment, Happy Easter.

Thanks for coming by and have a great day!

Details - Stamps: Hoppy Easter (MFP), In  My Den (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth (MFP), Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Creamy Caramel; Ink: Versamark Ink, Creamy Caramel; Accessories: White embossing powder, heat tool, stampin' dimensionals.  

Sunday, March 1, 2015

More Than One Score - Organization

Hello Crafty Friends!  It's March 1st already and I am not even sure where the year has gone.  This month, the More Than One Score challenge is all about organization.  Janice is our hostess and she created a pretty cool accordion file.  You will want to be sure and check it out.  When it comes to organization (which is not my forte), I am a list maker!  So I created a covered note pad.  Lists are so much nicer to look at when they come all prettied up like this.  
I had a little fun with some pretty Graphic 45 papers, ribbon and a banner from my stash.  The sentiment comes from a Flourishes set called Tulips For Friends.  I just trimmed out a piece of the patterned paper and matted it a couple of times.  
Here's a peek at the inside of the note pad.  It's all ready to be written on and has a little pocket for anything you need to keep a hold of.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Details - Stamps: Tulips For Friends (Flourishes); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth (MFP), Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, Graphic 45 Secret Garden dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-tape, White organza ribbon, junior legal pad, stampin' dimensionals.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Friends and Pink and Brown

Hello friends!  It is the weekend and the perfect time to play along with the current Friends of Speedy TV challenge.  This week's challenge is to use pink and brown on your project.  At first it stumped me a little bit, so I turned to my inspiration source, Pinterest.  I found loads of ideas and my card came very quickly.  I nabbed the cherry blossom and the print for the background from Works of Art.  I took my sentiment from Calm and Wisdom.  I'm not sure where my design came from, but it certainly fits with my clean and simple style.  It needed a bit more punch after I had it all assembled, so I added some Stardust Stickles to the flower centers.

I'm off to see what others have done with this fun challenge!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Details - Stamps: Works of Art (MFP), Calm and Wisdom (MFP); Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Blush Blossom; Ink: Espresso Truffle, Creamy Caramel;  Accessories: Copic Markers, Stardust Stickles, Spellbinders Circle Nestabilites, sponge dauber, stampin' dimensionals, two way glue pen.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Friends and Diamond Fold Cards (02/16/15)

Welcome back friends!  It's time for another Friends of Speedy TV challenge.  This week we have a fun fold for you to try.  This is a Diamond Fold card and it's deceptively simple.  I was inspired to make this card by my daughter's teacher.  He and his wife just had their first child last week.  He's been very excited about the arrival of his son and now he is getting his very first taste of parenting.  I work at the school with him, so I feel comfortable teasing him about his "new job".  I really shouldn't say new job because it really is more like a second job.  All parents know this.

Be sure to join in on the challenge and maybe you can be the Speedy TV Pick of the Week and get yourself a fabulous discount too!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Details - Stamps: Zoo Friends (MFP), Bundle of Joy (MFP); Paper: Handsome Hunter, Very Vanilla, Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday dp; Ink:  Espresso Truffle, London Fog; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Copic Markers, stampin' dimensionals, Copic Multiliners.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Friends and Die Cuts/Punches

Good Morning!  I'm back with another Friends of Speedy TV challenge.  This week we are using Die Cuts or Punches.  I brought out a load of my circle punches to make my "cheese".  With those circle punches, my Scor-Buddy and some sponge daubers I decorated my cheeses.  Thanks again to my work in Kindergarten, I had an idea about creating this dimensional shape.  You see, we are learning those shape names and practicing drawing them on white boards during math time.  Anyhow, I created my cheese, stamped and colored my mouse and then stamped my sentiment.

I added a few other touches, like embossing the card base and rounding one corner and I was done!

Won't you consider playing along with us?  I know I use die cuts all the time!  If you do and you are selected as the winner, you will earn a lovely discount and a guest designer position.  How fun is that?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Details - Stamps: Yikes a Mouse (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth (MFP), Barely Banana; Ink: Barely Banana, Espresso Truffle; Accessories: Canvas & Linen impression plate (PTI), circle punches, crop-a-dile, sponge dauber, corner chomper, Copic Markers, Scor-Buddy, stampin' dimensionals.