Tuesday, July 30, 2013

1 card, 2 layouts

I have a card and two layouts to share this afternoon. The card and my first layout are for the Waltzingmouse Pyjama Party 

My card is for the In the Background challenge to use a background stamp, the Tickle Me Silly challenge to use a feather & it's also for the Bedtime Sketch:

I used my WMS Woodgrain background stamp and Fancy Feathers set. The card stock, button, twine and stamped sentiment, from Boutique Borders: Birthday are all Papertrey Ink.

My layout is also for the In the Background challenge, where again, I used my WMS woodgrain stamp, in fresh snow on my kraft cardstock background. I used Simple Stories patterned paper.

I cut out my title on my Silhouette.

I diecut two tags using my PTI Tag Sale #7 die. I stamped on them using my WMS My Island stamp set. (I included four elements from nature (sun, island, sea & trees) for the 2Peas CHA challenge: Four Elements from Nature.)

And my last layout is for the 2Peas CHA Challenge: Three Pieces of Memorabilia.

My kids participate in our town's annual Festival of the Arts and I like to scrapbook the ceritificates they get along with their photos. Unfortunately, the certificates are a burgandy purple colour and hard to scrapbooking.

I noticed that some left over Basic Grey and Pebbles patterned paper I had on my scrap table matched the certificates, so I used it to make my layout. I made a pocket so I could tuck in the certificates.

Once again, I cut the title on my silhouette. I handwrote my journaling and added some Wplus9 Fresh Cut Florals stamps and die cuts.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Be happy.

I posting for the second time today to share a layout that I made for the Waltzingmouse Pyjama Party  that's taking place this evening. It's for the In the Background challenge to use a background stamp. I used my WMS woodgrain stamp, which I stamped twice on some white card stock, heat embossed it with white embossing powder and layered it under a Simple Stories transparency.

I used some new Simple Stories patterned paper and stickers. Here's a close-up of my embossed card stock:

And here's a close up of my embellishment (I layered some SS stickers over each other and added some PTI buttons and twine.)

I also made this layout for two of the 2Peas CHA Challenges: Six Layers and Seven New Products.

Thanks for looking!

Summer Card Camp 2: Cards #22 & 23

I thought the Summer Card Camp 2 class was finished. Imagine my delight when this morning, as a wrap up, we got some new colour combos and sketches to play with!

I made two cards this afternoon, using this last colour combo, for the Waltzingmouse Pyjama Party that's taking place this evening.

My first card uses the 2nd Sketch shared today in class, along with the colour combo, and is for the WMS In the Background challenge. I used my WMS woodgrain background stamp in soft stone. Then I layered some of my My Island image and sentiment stamps. Some PTI buttons and Lawn Fawn twine finish it off.

My next card is for the Tickle Me Silly challenge. I used the same colour combo (but no sketch this time) with my WMS Fancy Feathers stamp set. I cut out the feathers by hand and layered them over some PTI double-ended banner diecuts, stamped with a sentiment from WPlus9's Fresh Cut Florals stamp set.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

A couple of layouts

I've been making so many cards lately for the Summer Card Camp 2 class I've been taking, that I haven't been making many scrapbooking layouts. When I saw that 2Peas was having a CHA online crop, I thought I'd play along.

They have ten challenges posted on their blog here. The first layout I made is for Challenge #1: One colour you love.

I decided to scrapbook a photo of my remodelled scrap space, since I'd painted the walls my favourite colour: aqua mist. I used some Lily Bee & Dear Lizzy patterned pape & PTI cardstock (white, aqua mist).

I cut the title out on my silhouette.

I cut the jar out of the back of the sheet of Dear Lizzy patterned paper, wrapped it with some twine and added a button.

My next layout is for Challenge #2: Two people.

I scrapbooked a photo of Jonah & me, that Sage took of us on Canada Day. I used some Echo Park & Dear Lizzy patterned paper (this I'd cut out of the back of my first layout.) Again, I cut the title out on my silhouette, using PTI Winter Wisteria card stock.

Here's a photo of my journaling:

And here 's a close-up of the list he typed up (isn't it sweet?)

I looped some twine and added some buttons. I used my PTI double-ended banner die & some PTI gold shimmer card stock. On it, I stamped some sentiments from PTI's Fabulous Frames stamp set. The original stamp said "This is the life", but I selectively inked it and added the "fabulous" stamp at the end.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2: Cards #20 & 21 and one from Sage

I have two more cards to share today that I made this week for the Summer Card Camp 2 class. I've never taken an online card class before and have enjoyed it so much! I'm quite sad that it's almost over....

So, for my first card that I sharing, I used this week's colour combo as well as the layered patterned paper and vellum techniques that Nichol Magouirk shared on Day 2 of this week. My card is actually quite similar to hers...

I used some Basic Grey patterned paper and Papertrey Ink card stock & vellum, stamps (boutique borders: birthday for the sentiment) & dies (double-ended banner, beautiful butterflies, tag sale #5). I layered some diecut vellum over the large banner and over the butterfly (I also diecut the butterfly with some Prima patterned paper) and I added a My Mind's Eye decorative brad to finish it off.

My second card uses one of yesterday's new colour combos (the fourth one), Week 3's first sketch and some Mama Elephant Wanderlust stamps. I stamped the map image using Kristina's masked embossing technique (minus the embossing) to make a stamped banner on the card. I layered some washi tape over top, as well as a stamped sentiment that I raised up with some dimensional adhesive. I also used Amy's technique to add colour to a heat embossed image: I stamped the "not all who wander are lost" banner image onto some vintage cream carstock in Versamark and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then, using a Tim Holtz ink blending tool, I added some summer sunrise ink to colour in the letters. I fussy cut it out and added it to my card. Some PTI buttons stitched in place finish it off.

And Sage needed to make a birthday card for her dad and decided to play along using Week 3's second sketch and one of yesterday's new colour combos (the last one.)

She used PTI's on the farm stamps and dies, as well as a double-ended banner die. The only thing I helped her with was shortening the banner and wrapping the twine around her card. She even tied the bow herself. (And look at how perfectly centred and straight her sentiment is stamped on that banner!)

Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2: Cards #15 - 19

I have five cards to share today that I made this week for the Summer Card Camp 2 class I've been enjoying immensely. I'm going to be so sad to see this class come to an end!

I used this week's colour combo on all of my cards, which I have to confess, was a bit of a stretch for me.

For my first card, I inked up my new Hero Arts background stamp (isn't it gorgeous?). On my first attempt, I tried to ink it up a second time with brown and then stamp over a bit, but the stamp is cling and I couldn't see well enough to make it work. So I stuck with one layer. ;)

I did follow Jennifer McGuire's cook trick for my diecut letters from Day 1. I usually line up my dies on my cardstock and then take a post it note and layer it over top, hoping they'll stay lined up. Jennifer suggested turning the post it not over and placing the dies upside down on the post it note to line them up. Then, you lay it over the card stock-- brilliant! The "l" is a little crooked though because I had to run it through a second time because I only have one "l" die. I also impressed it with my PTI Linen & Canvas IP, to remove the marks left by the dies.

The flower dies and stamps are Wplus9's Fresh Cut Florals.

For my second card, I decided to tackle Jennifer's layered background stamp technique a second time, using Mama Elephant's Trifecta set (which I stamped the outline in brown onto kraft cardstock and then stamped in some of the triangles in fresh snow, winter wisteria and aqua mist. Then I stamped over the cardstock using WMS woodgrain stamp in soft stone. For the sentiment, I stamped the same stamp onto the kraft cardstock in fresh snow. The sentiment is PTI's Think Big Favourites #5.

I'm linking up this card to the Trendy Triangles Challenge at Moxie Fab World, where I was inspired by this photo:

For my next two cards, I used Betsy Veldman's colourblocking with diecuts technique. I used some patterned paper from my stash and the Wonderful Words: Hello die and stamp set. I diecut the banners from white cardstock using my double-ended banner die. For the bottom one, I used Shari's coloured die cuts technique and swiped it with a lavender mist ink pad.

And on this card, I used the same techniques and the leftover hello diecut, as well as this week's third sketch.

I used Kim's watercolour + dry embossing technique from Day 3 this week for the bottom half of my card, using my PTI woodgrain impression plate and lavender moon ink. I diecut the scalloped border using PTI's heart border die. The little flowers at the top are left over from my first card. It's fun playing with the same colour combo all week-- I have left over stuff that I can use on another card! :)

And my last card uses a few more leftover stamped flowers.

This card was for Day 4's challenge to create a card in a style different than your own. I decided to go very CAS with my card...

I stamped some PTI Chevron Stripes onto a kraft diecut from PTI's Tag Sale #5. I added a double-ended banner die cut, stamped with a sentiment from WPlus9's Fresh Cut Florals. I layered on some flowers and tied on some twine and adhered it to my card using dimensional adhesive.

I was really hard to me to not mat it on some aqua mist cardstock and add some stitching! LOL!

I'm inking up my last card to Wplus9's Monday Mood Board #17.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

PTI July Blog Hop

*This is my second post for the day. Please scroll down to see my 
Fresh Squeezed Stamps release post.*

Once again, I'm playing along with the Papertrey Ink monthly blog hop. This month's challenge is a colour challenge. Nichole posted six colour combos, accompanied by the yummiest summer images. So, of course, I challenged myself to create a card for each colour combo.

For this first colour combo, it was the last card I created. The other five I made last weekend, but for this one, I waited until Monday, after I'd picked up my PTI order. I used my two new sets: Boutique Borders: Love and Delightful Dahlia Additions. I added a fifth colour for the largest dahlia: sweet blush.

The sentiment is from Wplus9's Fresh Cut Florals stamp set. I finished off my card with some stitching, buttons and twine.

For the next colour combo, I paired my PTI Cutting Garden set with some Teresa Collins patterned paper. The melon berry stripes just screamed summer to me.

The sentiment is from PTI's Pedal Pusher stamp set.

I had to admit, this colour combo gave me the most challenge, even though it was one of my favourite photos. I struggled with putting these colours together and started several different cards but didn't like any of them. Then, I decided that what I liked about the photo was that there was so much aqua mist and white, and just a little bit of the other colours. So, I decided to create my card that way.

I stamped my BB:Woodgrain set onto aqua mist cardstock and heat embossed it with white. I rubbed my PTI Fresh Snow ink pad along the edges, before adhering it to the background card stock panel. For the tag, I used Fillable Frames 9 (with the coordinating die), Cutting Garden and Lovely Layers (for the sentiment). I added a scarlet jewel button and some twine.

For this one, I started a card with Lovely Layers, but didn't like how it turned out. So I started over with  Embroidered Blooms.

I did some stamping on the die cuts and heat embossed with white on the largest bloom. It's hard to tell, but I ran the whole panel through my Big Shot with my Simple Stripes impression plate. Some SU! pearls and a MME decorate brad finishes everything off.

I'd gone over to my friend's house last Friday to stamp and had some fun just stamping on some diecuts with Cutting Garden (see my second card above) & The Sweet Life. I'd decided not to worry about how the cards would be put together, but just enjoyed stamping and visiting with my friend.

I used my Simple Stripes IP again, as well as a sentiment from Think Big Favourites #3.

And last, but not least...

I think that this was my very favourite inspiration photos. I mean, how gorgeous and yummy are those popsicles? I thought right away of trying to recreate those icy treats.

I cut strips of cardstock in the colours listed in the colour combo, adhered them to a thin piece of cardstock and trimmed them down, rounding the corners with my corner rounder. Then, I ran them through my crimper. After that, I pressed them into my Versamark pad and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder to give them a glossy sheen. I created the popsicle sticks with some Crate Paper patterned paper (the same paper I used for the background. The sentiment is from Strawberry Patch Sentiments, stamped in scarlet jewel and hisbiscus burst (I also heat embossed the "sweet" with clear embossing powder.)

I'm also linking this last card up to this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Summer Food &/or Drink.

It was so fun creating these summery cards using the fabulous colour combos!

Thanks for looking!