Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Compose A Card Challenge with Becky Oehlers

So Becky Oehlers has started a really fun weekly challenge on her blog and i decided to play along! She gives you a card recipe video (with some fun music!) and a cutting diagram with a color guide. Stop by her blog and play along!

Here are the challenge guidelines and colors
( i definitely don't have that color ribbon or button!)
and here's my card!
Supplies:
Stamps: (Heart Prints, Heart Prints Sentiments, & Background Basics: Hearts from Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: (Melon Berry, Vintage Cream, & Kraft from Papertrey Ink)
Ink: (Vintage Cream, Sweet Blush, & Dark Chocolate from Papertrey Ink)
Fibers:(Lace from Wrights Creative Classic, misc. cream ribbon)
Tools:EK Success border punch, kaiser craft pearls, PK Glitz glitter, & Petal Pink Liquid Pearls

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink January Blop Hop!

This is my first blog hop with PTI!!! I'm so excited :)

The challenge this month was:


Total Package Challenge


During this month's release there was a lot of chatter about the interior of cards and how they don't
always get the attention they need. This month's challenge is to create a card that has the "total
package". Create any style card you can dream up, then take it the next step. Embellish the interior
and adorn the envelope. You might even want to add a little something to the back of the card! Be sure
to take photos of ever aspect so we can all be inspired with what you create! We can't wait to see what
you make!


I made a card (front and inside!) and an envelope using the Honey Bees set!

(the white honey comb pattern is actually a Basicgrey patterned paper that i cut out and popped up, the actual paper is used as the backdrop for the other pictures!)


the card front:

the inside:


the envelope:
Supplies: (All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted!)

Stamps: Honey Bees
Ink: Summer Sunrise & True Black
Cardstock: True Black & Summer Sunrise
Patterned Paper: urban prairie/wildflowers from Basicgrey
Fibers: Summer Sunrise Ribbon, Black polka-dotted ribbon from stash
Tools: Circle & Scalloped Circle Die from Spellbinders


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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Day 327 @ 365 Cards


Today's challenge at 365 Cards was "rhyme time" - the words in the sentiment had to rhyme :)
Supplies: All from Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist & Dark Chocolate
Ink: Aqua Mist & Dark Chocolate
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Guidlines 2, Blooming Button Bits, & Bird Watching
Aqua Mist Ribbon & Buttons

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(this card's a little busier than what i usually design, i'm not sure if i really like it :)
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yummy brunch!


I had some friends over for brunch today and i finally got to use my ebelskiver pan!
I made ebelskivers with spiced apple filling
(ebelskivers are a type of Danish round pancake usually with a filling)

very yummy

here's the pan with the batter

the finished pancakes

from left to right: Iwalani, Yvonne, Wendy, & my Mom (Clara)


I really want to get started making some cards and layouts because that's really all i plan to do for the next few days, but i have to clean my desk first, it's piled high with paper and stamps that need to be cleaned :)

yikes!

so i should be posting some fabulous creations later today after i've sorted through the mess :)
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Day 326 @ 365 Cards!


Today's challenge at 365 Cards was a Card Recipe!
the ingredients for the card were:

4.25x5.5 card
4x4 piece of patterned paper
2x2 piece of patterned paper
3 buttons
1 ribbon
sentiment

so here's my card... ta-daa!

Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Cardstock, Buttons, & Sentiment: Papertrey Ink
Ribbon: MY STASH!

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Monday, January 18, 2010

my new papertrey ink stamps :)


I got a bunch of new papertrey ink stamps for christmas
and my birthday and here are a few cards i made with my new toys :)

blue guidelines card:
ok, the guidelines stamp sets have to go up
in my top five favorite stamps EVER!



text & flourishes card:
i love being able to make a text background!!!!
(i'm not physically capable of altering books or
ripping pages out of books so i'm thrilled to be
able to make my own text-y paper :)

pink autumn abundance card:
pretty!!! i also got a GREAT set of colored pencils
from my mom for my birthday, i'll post a
picture of it later this week :)

kraft-y autumn abundance card:
this image is the reason i got this set, i love the sunflowers!!!!

guidelines gift bag:
all of these cards were a gift for a very special
friend and needed a fabulous bag to live in :)

supplies:

blue guidelines card:
ink: Papertrey Ink: enchanted mist and spring rain, StazOn: timber brown
paper: Papertrey Ink: kraft & spring rain
Stamps: Papertrey Ink: guidelines 2 & giga guidelines
other: Kaisercraft pearls and PTI ribbon

text & flourishes card:
ink: Papertrey Ink: ripe avocado, Close to my Heart: chocolate
Paper: Papertrey Ink: vintage cream & ripe avocado
stamps: background basics: text & fancy flourishes
other: kaisercraft pearls

pink autumn abundance card:
ink: Papertrey Ink: Melon Berry, Stazon: Black
paper: Papertrey Ink: melon berry and vintage cream,
Cosmo Cricket: Early Bird patterned paper
stamps: Autumn Abundance & green thumb
other: fiskars border punches, nestabilites, & kaisercraft pearls

kraft-y autumn abundance card:
ink: CTMH: Chocolate, StazOn: timber brown
paper: PTI: kraft & vintage cream cardstock
stamps: autumn abundance
other: nestabilities, button twine, & brads

guidlines gift bag:
ink: hibiscus burst, aqua mist, & summer sunrise
stamps: guidelines 2 & tiny treats: valentine
other: kaisercraft gems & PTI ribbon

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3 kings cards

these cards & gift bag were a christmas gift
for a friend who collects the three wise men,

her collection is crazy nifty,

and i found a northwoods stamp of the three wise
men and i though that i'd make a card set with that
stamp for her for christmas :)

for the gift bag i used my silhouette to cut out
the three wise men and i used a cuttlebug
embossing folder and a couple of fiskars border punches

for this clear card i used the northwoods stamp, a close
to my heart stamp, a fiskars border punch, and some sei ribbon


this one was pretty simple, just the northwoods stamp and lots of coloring :)

i use fiskars border punches a bunch.

ok, this one was pretty neat, i can't even think of
what this type of card is called but i like it :)


oh, my friend's favorite color is red, which is why i
tried to keep red as the dominant color in most of the
cards (i just couldn't stay away from kraft and
when i use kraft i really like to pair it with a darker
chocolate brown!) anyways, for this one i used
the cuttlebug embossing folder and then colored
the embossed swirls with a gold metallic marker


and another pretty simple one, just the stamp, some
thread, an embossing folder, and a touch of glitter :)


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