Thursday, March 31, 2011

passion for papertrey baby challenge

quick post tonight. wanted to link up my tag for
A Passion for Papertrey's baby challenge :)
not too much to chat about today. I spent most of the day working on projects for magazine submission calls so i can't share any of it until they're either rejected or published :)
now i'm off to the gym to get my 5 miles in on the treadmill while Jeff has another personal training session!
(a little background here: i love running. i'm a distance runner. i've finished 5 half marathons now and am signed up for another 5 this year. i'm going to run my first full marathon next january. i am a slow runner. I'm working on speed now because i run disney races and want more time to stop for the photo ops without the fear of being picked up by the pace van! i ran my last half marathon in disney in 3:37 and i didn't have the time to stop for all the pictures i wanted. i am now up to running 5 miles at a 12 minute mile pace and i'm so excited! i couldn't even do a single mile at that pace 2 months ago! yay!)

All of my supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted
Cardstock: Aqua Mist & Blueberry Sky
Ink: Ranger's Black Archival Ink and Sailboat Blue Adirondack Ink & Black Memento Ink
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics & Bitty Baby Blessings
Vintage Cream & Blueberry Sky Felt
Divine Twine's Baker's Twine
Die Cuts: Tag Sale #1, Rickrack border, & Jumbo Rickrack border

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Have a great night!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge #6

Second post of the day (i'm on a roll!)
I decided to finally ink up my first Lawn Fawn set today (i have 4 lawn fawn sets and they've been sitting un-inked on my shelf since November!) and play along with the Lawnscaping Challenge #6 :) (the deadline for this challenge is today - i'm kind of just sliding this one in under the wire!)

here's my card!

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink Kraft & Rustic Cream
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Sew Lovely
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Manila Basics
Ink: Black Archival Ink & Black Memento Ink, Ranger Antique Linen distress Ink
Dies: Spellbinders Labels One
Embellishments:Lawn Fawn Chipper Ribbon & Pink Thread

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Happy Wednesday!

Hi! How's your Wednesday treating you?
Mine's kind of icky - cold and rainy. A neighbor a few houses down is having some trees cut down, so my dog and my mom's dog (i'm puppy-sitting, what joy.) have been going crazy all morning. (and i do mean all morning, they started EARLY on the dumb tree) So to try and keep from getting really crabby and cranky, I got inky in my studio and cranked up some Michael Jackson :) (I dare you to try not to smile while you're belting out and dancing around to Thriller and the Way You Make Me Feel!)

Today's card is brought to you by two challenges!
The Embellish Magazine Color Trends Masculine Challenge:

And CPS Sketch #211

and here's my card!

Supplies: Everything's from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted
cardstock: Smokey Shadow, Kraft, Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, & Aqua Mist
Stamps: All Star Team, Background Basics: Geometrics; & Tim Holtz Urban Tapestry
Ink: Jenni Bowlin Malted Milk, Chili Powder, Stick Candy, & Soap Powder, & Memento London Fog
Dies: Star Prings
Embellishments: Ideaology Long Fasteners & Washers, Studio Calico Wood Veneer Frames
Paint: Claudine Hellmuth Studio Charcoal Black & Blank Canvas Paint
Tools: Texture Hammer, Edge Distresser, & Sewing Machine

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Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday Trigger

Happy Tuesday!
I was so excited last night to see my Make it Monday Card featured on Papertrey Ink's facebook page!!!! wow! (unfortunately i was sitting on my husband's lap looking around the internet with him when i saw it and i definitely squealed -a lot- right in his ear, oops.) Thank you everyone for the awesome and kind comments - totally made this a happy week :)

Moving on. I decided to play along with this week's Tuesday Trigger on Moxie Fab World. (you should too!) I love this picture! so clean and pretty :)

without further ado, here's the trigger:

and here's my card!
I loved how clean and simple the picture was so i went with the same look, even down to the clothespin at the top! hope you like it!

Supplies: Everything is from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted
Cardstock: Rustic White & Kraft
Stamps: Damask Designs, Friendship Jar, Tiny Tags, & Tag It 2
Dies: Tiny Tags
Button Twine
Ink: Jenni Bowlin's Chicken Feed & Soap Powder
Tiny Clothespin

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Have a fantastical day!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Make it Monday #8 Ink Blending

I actually got to make my Make it Monday Card on Monday!
This week's challenge was to use some ink blending techniques on a card. I used my ink blending tools and some Distress ink to color my rose and leaves and to add the lace border at the bottom. I was thinking about making a video of it, but couldn't figure out how to MacGyver anything in my studio into a working tripod thingy, so i just took some pictures of the different steps :)

here's my card :)

for the rose i used 4 colors. I started with some Spiced Marmalade in the center of the rose.

I added some Wild Honey around the center.
I blended in some Dried Marigold next.
and finally blended the whole thing together with Scattered Straw
I added some Wild Honey to the lines of my flower petals with my fantastix coloring tool and then blended the whole thing with Scattered Straw.
For my leaves i shaded one side with Shabby Shutters
and blended in some Peeled Paint.
for the bottom of the card i cut some cardstock with my doily edger die and temporarily adhered it to my card front with post-it notes. Then i sponged some Scattered Straw & Wild Honey ink on top!
everything's from Papertrey Ink except for my inks
Stamps: Year of Flowers: Roses, Background Basics: Retro, & Tiny Tags
Cardstock: White
Dies: Tiny Tags & Doily Edger
Rustic Button Twine
Inks: Black Memento Ink, Coffee Archival Ink, Chicken Feed Jenni Bowlin Ink, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, & Shabby Shutters Distress Ink

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Friday, March 25, 2011

March Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Happy Blog Hop Day!

This month's challenge was to use embroidery floss in a fun way, go here to see all of the hoppers and play along!

I used embroidery floss to make my bird's nest and to stitch a border around my mat stack #5 die cut :)

Supplies: Everything's from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted
Cardstock: Rustic Cream & Sweet Blush
Stamps: Background Basics: Tin Types, Birds of a Feather, Out on a Limb Revised, Postmarks, Tag-its #1, & Tiny Tags
Ink: Coffee Archival Ink, Brown Sugar, Chewing Gum, Chicken Feed, Chili Powder, & Stick Candy Jenni Bowlin Inks, & Antique Linen Distress Ink
Dies: Parisian Lace, Mat Stack 4, Mat Stack 5, Jumbo Rickrack Border, & Tiny Tags
Sweet Blush Grosgrain Ribbon & Button Twine
Burlap & Clothespin
(whew, i *think* that's everything!)

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Happy Hopping!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Make it Monday (on thursday,,,)

Happy Thursday!
I finally finished my card for this week's Make it Monday - coloring with copics on non-neutral cardstock. Now I'm off to make my card for tomorrow's Papertrey blog hop :)

Thanks for visiting! Let me know what you think!

supplies: everything's from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted
cardstock: Kraft & Berry Sorbet
Stamps: Year of Flowers: Roses, Background Basics: Woodgrain, Delightful Doilies, & Signature Series: Flower
Ribbon: White Organza Ribbon colored with R22 Copic
Ink: Worn Lipstick Distress Ink, Ranger Black Archival Ink, Memento Black Ink, & VersaMagic Sahara Sand Chalk Ink,

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

not quite according to plan

I spent an hour or so working on a card for this week's Make it Monday challenge but then I kind of sort of ruined it when I was almost done... so I'll start over tomorrow. :)

In the mean time enjoy some rambling :)

I rented Megamind tonight and it was awesome. Jeff and I are going to buy it on bluray after our next payday. :)

I started decorating for Easter today, I bought the cutest little chicks on sale after last Easter and I love them! They're too cute; I'll post pictures of everything when I'm done decorating, I'm thinking about making a little mini banner with my Papertrey dies and maybe decorating a little Easter tree, not sure yet.

I saw this video today and it's hilarious and awesome. love it :)

and now I'm off to bed but I'll leave you with a quick and easy card I made with my Disney stamps, (dear EK Success, i LOVE my Disney stamps, please make more, and please make some Star Wars stamps too. that is all)

have a good night!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Make it Monday #6

today's card is for Make it Monday Challenge #6 for papertrey ink.
i inked up the woodgrain impression plate with chipped sapphire distress ink and layered it with the fillable frame #7 die cut and embossed my soft stone cardstock.

just grabbed some more jenni bowlin inks today at the scrapbook store. love them.

thanks for stopping by! let me know what you think!

Everything from papertrey ink unless otherwise noted
stamps: fillable frames #7, signature series: flower, tag-its #1, & background basics: newsprint
cardstock: soft stone, kraft
tim holtz seasonal stash paper
ink: distress ink chipped sapphire, embossing ink, black archival ink, & jenni bowlin soap powder
impression plate: woodgrain & fillable frame #7
enchanted evening button
rustic button twine
clear embossing powder
ek success border punch

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Birthday Banner Card

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

I'm up at 1 AM on my laptop because i learned a couple of valuable lessons tonight.
lesson #1. even if other people do it, i should not spray workable fixative in the house. ever.
lesson #2. the combination of my cupcake scented lotion and the workable fixative fumes makes me VERY sick.
lesson #3. i'm going to be a very unhappy camper at the gym this morning. well i guess this isn't a lesson so much as a prediction or statement of fact. :)

anyways, i figured since i was up anyways, i might as well post something new here. i really super completely want to go to RangerU someday and i was looking at the requirements for applying earlier. i actually meet one of them since i'm a published artist now (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) but the catch is i have to also be an active blogger. so expect to see a lot more of me here. :)

this is a happy little birthday card I made last December. love all those colors :)thanks for stopping by, as always, let me know what you think!
have a fantastic Saint Patrick's Day!!!!!

Everything's from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Fresh Alphabet
Paper: I think it's the paper girl line from the girls' paperie, can't remember for sure though
Dies: Banner Builder Collection
Felt: Fine Linen, Ocean Tides, Harvest Gold, Raspberry Fizz, & Simply Chartreuse
Rustic Cream Button Twine

Friday, March 11, 2011

art from the heart

Hi! Happy Friday!
I'm working in my studio again after a week of being miserable sick. I still feel a little icky, but i'm more bored than sick now :)
I made this card for the Stamping with Shimmer Sprays Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I love playing with sprays. just love them. still need lots of practice with them though.
For this card I sprayed the card background with a bunch of different sprays, and then i painted over my copics on the paint on the brushes with a clear shimmer spray. I also used a spritz of color behind the sentiment on the inside.

Supplies: Everything from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted
Cardstock: White and Hawaiian Shores
Ink: Memento Black Ink & Clover Adirondack Ink
Ribbon: Hawaiian Shores Satin Ribbon
Stamps: PTI's Friendship Jar, Friendship Jar Fillers, Studio Style, & Unity's Donna Downey Imagine It set for the sentiment on the envelope.
Sprays: Adirondack Color Wash & Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

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