Monday, June 29, 2009

Wild Woodland

This simple side-opening matchbook card was one I made to share with my Designing Divas card group last month. We joined one of the Divas other card groups @ a local scrapbook store for a day @ the store of crafting, food, prizes & fun because our friend, Judy, had won 1st place in a contest there for 12. There ended up being 10 of us, so our project had to be fairly simple to re-create. This double-sided Tinkering Ink paper I'd purchased in Seattle over a year ago gave everyone the option to choose which side they liked best for their card!
Paper: Tinkering Ink's Wild Woodland CS; Bazzill yellow CS & Red CS from stash
Ink: PTI's Ripe Avacado
Embellishments: ribbon, flower & button from stash

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Pink & Brown Plaid Tulip Card

At the request of the Designing Diva who gave me this stamp set, I shared this half-fold Coluzzle card made with my Creative Memories system with our card group yesterday. I used Bazzill's gorgeous pink dotted swiss scalloped half-sheet paper and Martha Stewart stamps. I'd love to send you to the website where I originally found the tutorial, but it's currently unavailable. Every time I've tried to open it recently, it immediately shuts down. I'm hoping it's a computer glitch & will be operational again soon. If/when that happens, I'll gladly update this post!
Paper: Bazzill Pink Dotted Swiss Scalloped Half Sheet; PTI's basic white CS
Stamps: MS Acrylic Stamps from Wal-Mart; Stampendous (verse)
Ink: PTI's Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Fizz Palette Inks
Embellisments: American Crafts Ribbon
Tools: Creative Memories & Spellbinders Nestabilities

Thursday, June 25, 2009

PTI June Blog Hop: Summer

My inspiration for this challenge is the bougainvilla plant that is under the window of my craft room. Because we had a cool, beautiful spring and cool start to our normally brutal desert summer, this plant is still full of gorgeous blooms that brighten even a gloomy overcast monsoon day like we're having today. Flowers always make us feel better, don't they?
Paper: PTI's White CS, Raspberry Fizz CS & Text-Style Raspberry Fizz Mix DP
Stamps: PTI's With Sympathy & Mixed Messages
Ink: PTI's Palette Noir, Ripe Avacado & Raspberry Fizz
Embellishments: Gems & ribbon from stash
Tools: Spellbinder Wizard; Labels Four & Curved Rectangles Dies

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge 9 by Dawn McVey

This is one of the more unusual cards I've ever dreamed up, but -- nothing ventured, nothing gained?!!! ;-) I've never actually seen PTI's Leaf Green in person, so I had to just "punt" at my green for this challenge. I don't even know which Bazzill color of green I've used as there's no label on my piece of cs, but here's the rest:
Paper: PTI's Vintage Cream CS; Scrap Works: Formal Affair DP; Bazzill green & black CS from stash
Stamp: Fiskar's Acrylic Turkey Lurkey Set
Ink: PTI's Palette Noir
Embellies: Black velvet ribbon, pom-pom trim & gems from stash
Tools: Spellbinders Wizard & Paisley Plain Nesties; SU's Photo Corner Punch
Thanks for looking; have a great day!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

I'm Bananas About You

With all the fun zoo animals & clever sentiments in Technique Tuesday's clear acrylic stamp set Zoology you can create all sorts of fabulous cards, scrapbook pages and gift items. These creatures work well for all ages and they'd be simply adorable for babies too! Just let your imagination go wild!!! ;-) I decided to go with this silly monkey on a vertical trifold card for my husband's Father's Day card this year -- I know he'll enjoy it!
Papers: PTI's Kraft & Vintage Cream CS; yellow & brown cs from stash
Stamps: Technique Tuesday's Zoology
Ink: PTI's Dark Chocolate
Embellishments: Spellbinders Label 1 Nesties & Double-Ended Tags; leaf ribbon & jute from stash
Tools: Spellbinders' Wizard die cut machine; Pergamano Piercing Tool

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Clear Artistic Stamps Cottage Rumble 8

My sweet friend Gwen let me know about this sketch challenge at Clear Artistic Stamps, so I picked some fun papers from Nana's Kids by DCWV for my Baby Girl card. You can still enter the challenge until midnight tomorrow night (June 11th) if you're so inspired! Have fun!!!
Paper: PTI's Basic White CS; DCWV DP: Nana's Kids
Ink: PTI's Raspberry Fizz Palette Ink
Stamps: Stampendous: New Baby (words); Technique Tuesday: Wild Vines (tiny flower); Inkadinkado (bee, ladybug, dragonfly)
Embellishments: Stickles: Crystal; ribbon from stash
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities: Plain/Scalloped Squares & Ovals

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge 8 by Dawn McVey

Time for Dawn's 8th color challenge; these are so much fun as they stretch your creative imagination. I needed a cute little card for a friend, so decided to do this last second!!! Used Birds & Swirls embossing folder, my Curved Rectangles Nesties and Technique Tuesday's Long-Stemmed Sentiments stamps, along with PTI's Raspberry Fizz, Vintage Cream and Kraft cardstocks and a chocolate CS from my stash. Thanks for looking!!!
EDITED TO ADD: Oops - blogger wasn't cooperating, so I was too late for the deadline! Oh well, fun to just throw together with these colors anyway!!! I'll take a better photo tomorrow when I have natural light -- CFL bulbs don't quite cut it!!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Hello Friend from Papertrey Ink

Good morning, bloggers! I made this little card just for fun, because I love this glittery paper! I have to admit I have a terrible weakness for gorgeous papers!!! I found this DP pack @ Michaels which included two papers we used in a CKC card class, plus several others I really like -- BONUS!!! ;-) This card is quite simple, so I"ll just list the deets below. Hope everyone has a fabulous week!!!
Paper: Bazzill CS; GCD's Margarita Collection DP
Stamps: PTI's Birds of a Feather
Ink: PTI's Dark Chocolate & Tsukineko's Sky Blue Pigment
Embellies: American Craft's Ribbon; mini pom pom fringe from local ribbon store
Tools: Nesties' Labels Three & Creative Memories Circle Cutting System (for fringed edge)


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