MIM #76: attempt #1

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I was intrigued by this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: Double Time Bleach Stamping. I'd heard of stamping with bleach before but had never tried it, so I thought I'd give it a go.

I thought my new The Sweet Life set would work well for this technique. Here's my first card that I made:

I used PTI cardstock (rustic white, sweet blush), stamps (the sweet life, Think Big Favourites #7) and dies (pinking border). I stamped first with the bleach, then with hibiscus burst and raspberry fizz. I did the same technique for the leaves, as well, with spring moss ink.

Thanks for looking!

Herd it's your birthday

Monday, July 30, 2012

Today is Cameron's birthday!

We celebrated yesterday by having his sister and her family and his mom over for a wiener roast in our backyard. We got our patio set earlier in the week and it was fun to use it!

Sage and I made him a couple of birthday cards, using the On the Farm.

Here's the one I made:

I used PTI cardstock (rustic white, simply chartreuse, pure poppy, harvest gold), stamps (On the Farm), dies (limitless layers: squares, On the Farm). The patterned paper is October Afternoon.

And here's the card Sage made:

She used PTI cardstock (rustic white, aqua mist, pure poppy), stamps (On the Farm), dies (barn, On the Farm). The patterned paper is Crate, October Afternoon and Heidi Swapp.

Here's a shot of hers opened up:

It's so fun crafting together!

Oh, and here's his cake:

I used my Hello Sunshine dies to make the banner.

Thanks for looking!

Some moxie fab challenges, part 2

Sunday, July 29, 2012

I wanted to share another card that I made for the Hooked On Hexagon Challenge at Moxie Fab World:

I used Papertrey Ink cardstock (rustic white, sweet blush), stamps (communique sentiments), buttons, twine and dies (half & half, happy hexagon). The patterned paper is all Crate Paper.

Thanks for looking!

Some moxie fabs challenges, part 1

Saturday, July 28, 2012

I made a few cards this week for a couple Moxie Fab Challenges...

This first one is for their Tuesday Trigger, which was this inspiration photo:

Isn't it fabulous? I would love a cake like this! Here's the card I made:

I used Papertrey Ink cardstock (stamper's select white, aqua mist), stamps (all about you) and dies (hello sunshine). The patterned paper was from my scraps folder.

And this next card is for their Hooked On Hexagon Challenge:

I used Papertrey Ink cardstock (vintage cream, spring moss), stamps (movers and shakers sentiments), buttons, twine and dies (happy day, happy hexagon). The patterned paper is all Crate Paper.

Thanks for looking!

PTI July Blog Hop

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Today is the Papertrey Ink blog hop and this month, Nichole challenged us not only with another beautiful inspiration photo, but also with a colour challenge.

I knew as soon as I saw the photo that I wanted to use my new stamps, The Sweet Life, on my project. However, I was a little stumped as to how...

Then, I was checking out the new CHA products on Two Peas yesterday and came across this gorgeous sheet of patterned paper by My Mind's Eye and took my inspiration from it as well.

I loved how the flowers were groups with several of each colour together, so I decided to try to recreate it for my card:

I stamped several of my trio of roses using different colour combos of Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, Harvest Gold and Summer Sunrise. I had to selectively ink a few of them to get a single rose here and there. This set is so fun to play with-- you can stamp off colours for the first stamp or leave them full strength to get different effects!

I used PTI cardstock (simply chartreuse, rustic white), stamps (the sweet life, think big favourites #3), buttons, twine and dies (limitless layers ovals 2.25").

I was also inspired to create a layout for the hop:

I used Heidi Swapp patterned paper and Papertrey ink stamps (the sweet life) and dies (the sweet life, modern alphabet uppercase, happy day).

Here are a few close-ups:

For my rose, I stamped it with Harvest Gold, then Harvest Gold again and the third stamp was Summer Sunrise. The leaves were stamped with Ripe Avocado (stamped off the first time) and then Ripe Avocado (full strength).

I created my title using the the negative from these dies-- I love this technique and I am loving these new dies!

Thanks for looking!

A few more projects...

Monday, July 23, 2012

I got two more cards completed last night, for the the Homemade Embellishments Challenge at Stamp-a-Faire. This first one was for Dawn's layered butterfly technique:

I used Papertrey Ink cardstock (raspberry fizz), stamps (think big favourites), button, twine & dies (beautiful butterflies, half & half, love lives here.) For the largest butterfly, I cut it out by hand. The patterned paper is Echo Park.

For this next card, I used Danielle's "make your own washi tape" technique:

I used Papertrey Ink cardstock (aqua mist), patterned paper (aqua mist), stamps (think big favourites), buttons & twine. The patterned paper is My Mind's Eye.

Then, last night, I was thinking of a way I could use all of the badges. Originally, I'd thought it would be fun to use them on layouts, but they coordinate so well together, I decided to make a mini-book with them, on the theme of what I love about summer. I used PTI cardstock (aqua mist, rustic white), patterned paper (aqua mist) & dies (modern alphabet, heart prints, fabulous frames).

For the cover, I used Erin's ribbon technique & Danielle's "make your own washi tape" technique.

For the book, my plan is to print and add photos on the left-hand side of each of the pages that will correspond with what's on the right hand side.

For this page, I used Heather's make your own stitched embellishments technique, with vintage cream felt and a little house I cut from some Pink Paislee patterned paper.

Again, I used Heather's make your own stitched embellishments technique, with aqua mist felt and a stamp from Tremendous Treats birthday.

Again, I used Heather's make your own stitched embellishments technique, with aqua mist felt and a stamp from Road Trip.

And, once more, I used Heather's make your own stitched embellishments technique, with simply chartreuse felt and seeing stars die cut from aqua mist patterned paper.

What a great way to house all of these sweet little badges!

Thanks again to Nichole & the DT for putting on such a fabulous event!

Thanks for looking!

I did it!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

I earned all of my Stamp-a-faire badges this weekend!

This afternoon, after getting home from Cameron's uncle's birthday party, Sage & I headed into the basement to make bracelets for the Beaded Friendship Bracelet Challenge.

I took this photo of Sage attempting to roll her diecut and then asked if she'd take one of me. This is what she took:

LOL! I had her take another one... this time including my head. :)

And if you think this project was really easy, just ask Sage. She found rolling the diecuts a little challenging.

Here are my beads, drying after being coated with clear nail polish.

And  our finished bracelets:

This one is Sage's:

And here's mine:

It was a fun project to do together! Nancy, from the PTI forums, had sent me the diecuts (thanks again, Nancy!) But we're thinking of getting the dies this fall to make more.

And for my last badge, I made a card set for my friend, Mary for the Card Set Challenge. I used PTI rustic white cardstock and the stamp sets: Lace Bouquet and Beautiful Blessings.

And I packaged them in one of the boxes my PTI stamps came in, wrapping some Offray ribbon around the top and adding a tag.

Here's a close-up of the tag, using one of Ashley's techniques from the Homemade Embellishments Challenge. I added some hand-stitching with some baker's twine. The sentiment stamp is from Fillable Frames #8.

Thanks for looking!