Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A reminder about the Pretty Pink Posh blog hop


Just popping in with a reminder that the Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop
is coming up this Saturday.
The blog hop will run from the 26th to the 28th.
Paulina will have a spot to link up your sequin shaker cards on her blog.
It's sure to be a lot of fun!
And check out these fabulous sponsors...



And, she also has a coupon, if you'd like to add some
Pretty Pink Posh sequins to your collection:


And, she also has a tutorial on her blog, if you'd like to learn how to make a sequin shaker card.

Before I go, I just wanted to share a card I made, using some


I started with some My Mind's Eye patterned paper as my background.
Then, I diecut some aqua mist cardstock & a sheet of Crate Paper patterned paper
 using my Mama Elephant Femme Frames die.
I diecut the Papertrey Ink Mighty Oak coverplate from the Crate Paper diecut
and adhered the leaves to my cardstock.
For the trunk, I inked the patterned paper with some brown ink and my Tim Holtz blending tool
before adhering it to my card.
I adhered the Pretty Pink Posh Springtime Mix sequins with glossy accents.
For my sentiment, I diecut a PTI double-ended banner die from some raspberry fizz cardstock
and stamped my sentiment (from KIS:birthday) in versamark and heat embossed it
in seafoam white.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Chickaniddy Crafts April Card Sketch


I have card to share today that I made with 
this month's Chickaniddy Crafts sketch & the 

Here's this month's sketch:


For my card, I used the sketch but changed it up.
Here's my card:

Supplies: Paper (TG140S12; TG140S07, TG140S08) ; Sticker Sheet (TG14EB02)

Since I prefer making tall cards over wide cards, I compressed the sketch and made it taller
to accommodate my preferred card orientation.
I started with creating my background using the Piggy Tails patterned paper.
I diecut my scallops (using Reverse Confetti's Double Edge Scallop Border), from the back of the Itty Bitty Ballerina patterned paper and layered them over each other.
My sentiment was cut from the This & That patterned paper. 
I added some twine and a bow before matting my card on the back of the Itty Bitty Ballerina patterned paper.
I stitched a button to the stacked cups sticker and adhered it to my card using dimensional adhesive.

Tip: When using a sticker, feel free to add some dimensional adhesive to the back
to give your card more dimension and interest.


Be sure to stop by the Chickaniddy Crafts blog to see Meredith's & Kathy's takes on the sketch.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Crafty Peeps Card Kit Club - April

Today, I have four cards to share that I made for the Card Kit Club
that I'm a part of with some of my "crafty peeps".

This month's gorgeous kit was provided by the incredibly talented Kristii Lockart --
I just love her style!
She sent us a packaged filled with Simple Stories patterned paper & some fun die cuts.

Here's the first card I made, using the patterned paper, card stock and "thanks" die cut
from the kit.


I cut the patterned paper on an angle for the tilt and added 

My next card uses more patterned paper from the kit....


I love that woodgrain and used it as a background, but added another strip of patterned
woodgrain along the top.
I cut out the mini journaling cards and stamped a sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Slide Frame
("hello") and Wet Paint II ("you").
A few PTI buttons and twine finish it off.

I gave this next card to my husband yesterday for our eighteenth anniversary....


Kristii sent this Chevron Coverplate die cut along in the kit, so I backed it 
with some PTI tropical teal & aqua mist card stock, with a strip of the solid Simple Stories 
patterned paper from the kit in between.
I made the tag using some aqua mist card stock and Reverse Confetti's Tag Me die, which I elongated by only die cutting the top of the tag and trimming out the rest with my paper trimmer.
The sentiment is from Reverse Confetti's Lots to Say -- can you believe I don't have a stamp
that says "Happy Anniversary"? Crazy!
I added a little bit of heart patterned paper from the kit and a PTI button and twine.

And lastly, I made this card...


I die two sheets of the kit's patterned paper with my Mama Elephant Femme Frames dies
 (the floral & a solid navy.)
I adhered these to some aqua mist card stock for my base and stamped
the sentiments from PTI's Wet Paint in navy.
To finish it off, I added some 4mm sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

 Please hop on over to my talented crafty peep, Jen Carter's blog
to see what she made with Kristii's kit.

And speaking of Pretty Pink Posh.....


Just a reminder that the Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop
is coming up this Saturday.
The blog hop will run from the 26th to the 28th.
Paulina will have a spot to link up your sequin shaker cards on her blog.
(& she also has she also has a tutorial on her blog
if you'd like to learn how to make a sequin shaker card.)
It's sure to be a lot of fun!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge

Happy Easter!

We've got a busy day planned that starts with a 
Sunrise Service at 6:15am....
But, I wanted to stop in and share a card that I made for 
which Reverse Confetti is sponsoring. 


And here's the card I made for it:


I started with some My Mind's Eye patterned paper as my panel, 
which seemed perfect for the challenge!
I die cut two more pieces of MME patterned paper using the banner from Tag Me.
I stamped the sentiment from Lots to Say.
To finish it off, I added a trio of Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins.

Here's a close up of my card so you can see the sequins sparkle. 









Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

14 Easter Treat Bags

 Today, I have fourteen treat bags to share...
Three are for my children & the rest are for my Sunday School Students.

To make them, I used Papertrey Ink's Tag It #7 die, Antique Alphabet & Scrambled Eggs.
I dug through my patterned paper scraps and die cut them with the Scrambled Eggs dies.
Then I stamped on them in black Versafine and heat embossed them
with clear embossing powder for
  this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: Heat embossing tips for die cuts.

I was going to use glassine bags to hold the treats (Cadbury mini eggs) but
as I went to assemble them yesterday, I realized that I should have stocked up
 -- I was down to two.
So, I dug through my box of clear zip up bags that I keep from online orders and managed to find fourteen that were all the same size (more or less).

Here are the ones I made for my kids:




And here are the ones I made for my Sunday School students.
You'll notice there's another "Austin" -- that's because I have a student named Austin in my group.
And, you'll notice there's another Sage -- we'll that's because it would seem wrong to not give her
one along with her classmates. ;)












I'm& also linking these up to this week's

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Joint Challenge: Cas(e) This Sketch & Runway Inspired Challenge


This week at CAS(E) This Sketch, we are teaming up with Runway Inspired Challenge
to give you a sketch and an inspirational photo.
Your challenge will be to combine both to make your card.

Here's the  Runway Inspired Challenge photo & Sketch #73 by Joni Andaya:


Now, I love the red, blue and white flowers on the model's top,
so I decided to have some fun with heat embossing over patterned paper
with my Chickaniddy Crafts Date Night stamp set.


I stamped with versa mark onto my Echo Park patterned paper and heat embossed
my flowers in red and my leaves in white.
I fussy cut them out by hand.
I cut a piece of Crate Paper Love Note patterned paper with my circle cutter, adhered it to my card stock base and trimmed it to fit my card.
I stamped my sentiment (from Reverse Confetti's Beautiful Banners)
and layered everything over some teal cardstock.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
& inspiration photo and to play along, if you'd like.
And, stop by the the Runway Inspired Challenge blog to see what their team created with them, too.
It's a two week challenge, so you have until Thursday, May 1st to link up your card.

Before you go, I also have a post up over at Reverse Confetti today for the Confetti Camera series!  
I'd love for you to check it out!  


Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Reverse Confetti April Colour Challenge



Well, it's the 16th of the month, which means that
there is a new Colour Challenge up on the Reverse Confetti blog today! 


I decided to change the plum to lavender, which made it perfect for an Easter card:


I layered some Heidi Swapp patterned paper over my Lavender Mist background.
Using Carton Cuties their coordinating Confetti Cuts, I added a carton full of coloured eggs.
I added my sentiment (from Carton Cutieswith a Beautiful Banners banner its coodinating Confetti Cuts die.









Be sure to check out the Reverse Confetti blog to see what
the other designers created using this colour combo!

Thanks for looking!