Friday, July 30, 2010

Fred She Said Blog Hop-Peony in Jar

Well greetings Blog Hoppers. Welcome to the Fred She Said Blog Hop. If you just happened upon the blog hop then you can go here to start at the Fred She Said Blog. If you arrived here from Lora, then you are on the right tract. We would love to have your feedback so please leave us a comment.
At each stop on your way, there will be a special code word... collect them up and there will be instructions at the end of your journey on how to enter.
The winning entry will receive $20 GC for the Fred She Said Store AND.... (AND!) ... a $20 USD Gift Certificate for CropStop so you can get that punch, or dies, inks, or embellishments you have been having you eye on :)
We will receive entries until Thursday August 5th Midnight EDT.

Here is the order of Blog Hop participants in case you lose your way.

Carol H You are here!
Tracey ( end of your journey and blog hop entry instructions)

For my card I decided to use the peach colored peony. Did you know that peach is back in style. It went out for a while but it is coming back. After not using peach for so long, I am enthralled with this color!! This card actually features both the Colored Peony in the Jar and the Colored Corner Peony which you can find at the Fred She Said Store here. I broke out of my usual habit and learned how to flip the image to go the other way so I could bookend my focal point. It was a piece of cake.

You can see I cut out an extra bottle a pop dotted it for dimension here. Then I used glossy accents on top to make the glass shine! The flowers have a light accent of stickles for just the right about of sparkle.

My special word is "to".

Please go to Maria next and don't forget to leave us a comment. Thank you so much for visiting.

Bear Hugs,

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fred She Said -WheelbarrowDigi-Feel Better Soon

You are in for a treat the next few days. I have been creating in a "Fred She Said" frenzy the last few days just playing with Tracy's images. Wow, it was fun. You don't want to miss the Fred She Said Blog hop on Friday either. Be sure to check back at my blog on Friday for more Fred and some great prizes.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoy this wheelbarrow digi. It is great for your summer card crafting needs for any type of occasion. Please check back again this week as I will have more cards!!! Have a great day!

Challenges Entered:
The ABC Challenge - Z is for Zig Zag (Zig Zag stitching)
Crafty Creations Challenges - Summer Lovin'
For Fun Challenges - Summer Colors
Paper Pretties - Glitter
Crafty Catz - Summertime
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Stitches, Scallops, and Sparkle
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - 1 Ribbon, 2 Dp, 3 Embellishments
Practical Scrappers - Must have 7 items on your card (at least 12 for mine)

Monday, July 26, 2010

MMSC#64 Oliver on Snowy Branch

Once again, it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between.
Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
*Our MMSC64 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....
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Thanks Lacey for your wonderful prize this week!!
**Our Monthly sponsor is..
Sew Many Cards
Click here to see this months prize.

This weeks card is a digi stamp from our sponsor Sew Many Cards called Oliver on Snowy Branch. Now take a look at his sweet face. I just had to put that sentiment "Let It Snow" with him as he doesn't seem all that happy about "Snow". This is how us "tropical weather" people would feel if we heard we were getting snow!!! lol I just love him!!!

Thanks so much for visiting me today. It has been so hot here I think I should make Christmas cards everyday with snowflakes on them. Wishful thinking on my part, but we do need rain at least!!! I will be back with more cards this week.

KAH-Wink-E-Dink - Anything Goes as long as it is Cool
Tuesday Throwdown - Christmas in July
Mami Doodles - Anything Goes
Creative Inspiration - Anything Goes
The Creative Cottage Challenge - Touchy Feely
Practical Scrappers - Use 7 or More Items
Cowgirl Sunday Stamp'en - Anything Goes
Pile it On - Stretch that Plastic

Monday, July 19, 2010

MMSC#63 Doris Mae Semi-Gatefold Card

Once again, it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between.

Enter one style or both this week.
Something a little different for me this week. I took the sketch to a different level. I made this almost like a gate fold card. I was influenced by this huge project I am working on that I will show at a later date. My image is from D'Amour Allure and is called Doris Mae. I chalked her and distress inked with tea dye.

I use lots of diamond stickles everywhere on this. I found this ribbon after Christmas in a bin at Walmart for 25 cents because it is not a traditional Christmas color and I think everyone steered clear of it. But I wish I had 100 yards I just love it.
Here is the inside of my card. It has many interactive parts with tags. If you care to see a closer look, you can view my video that shows all the parts of the inside of this card.
This is the card and the envelope made from the Priscillastyles kit found here. The following is a list of supplies

Paper- K & Company
Martha Stewart Punches: Corner Daisy, Border Daisy, Deep Edger Flower Bed
Cuddlebug: Embossing and Die Combo-ornamental iron, 2 x 2 Vintage die
From Micheal's - Rhinestones, pearls, roses, white flowers, heart charm
Rangers Tea Dye Ink, Diamond Stickles,

Here is the back of my envelope. I made a tie closure. My intention was for this to be a keepsake so I wanted the envelope to be a box for the card.

Card Measurements:
This is a 6 x 6 inch card-Cut a 12 x 12 sheet of card stock in half. on six inch side punch with your choice of border punches. Then score your card at 5 inches for the left side and 7/8 in for the right side. Cut a 3-1/2 x 6 inch piece of coordinating card stock and attach it to the right side of the card on the 7/8" flap. Cut a slit with an exacto knife a 1 inch slit at the 2-1/2 to 3-1/2" measurement on both sides of the 6" middle section. This is for your tie ribbon.

For the inside of course you middle section is 6 x 6--my pocket was cut at 2" x 5-3/4".

The right side of the card is 3-1/4 x 5-3/4 and I built the layers up from there subtracting 1/4" each time I added another paper. The Library pocket holds a 3-1/2" x 1-3/4" tag. I made the pocket with a 2-3/4 x 7 inch piece of paper. You can find a video on You Tube for that if you don't know how to make one. Just Google Library Pocket Tutorial.

The left side is a booklet cut at 5-1/4" x 6-1/2" then fold in half. The papers started at 3 x 5 inches on the bottom and subtract 1/4 ' for each additional layer. I cut a square 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" then cut it in half to make the triangle pockets. All my tags except the library pocket one are - 2 x 4 inches.

Just let me know if you have questions. I would be happy to help!

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Challenges Entered
KAH-Wink-E-Dink - In the Garden (Doris Mae is strolling among the flowers)
Paper Playtime - Flower Power
Squigglefly - Beautiful Blooms
The Shabby Tea Room - From the Garden (Greens, Creams, Yellows, Reds, & Whites)
KL Stampin N Scrappin - Ribbon
Frosted Designs - Let's See those Border Punches
Res-Q-Challenge - Something Metal and Red

Monday, July 12, 2010

MMSC#62 Enchanting Copper Priscillastyles Butterfly

See here in this picture, you can see the swirl metallic glow. It is positively gorgeous. I love this paper. And look at the clean sharp lines in the embossing on the copper....magical!!!

I have been collecting copper embellishments for a while now. I was thrilled to use them with this fabulous paper. I copper stickled my flowers, there are two types of copper colored glitter on my Priscillastyles Butterfly. Those are copper colored rhinestones as well.

Here is the inside of my card. I used the Martha Stewart Butterfly PATP, the Sizzx corner die, a cuttlebug embossing folder and a Spellbinders border die cut. And of course, this beautiful Priscillastyles digi that I just can't get enough. You can do so much with this butterfly and it always looks amazing on your cards.

Here is my card and envelope together. As you can see, the paper is shining beautifully on that envelope. I just love it. I have more papers from Paper Temptress. There is a Cream Velvet that feels as smooth and creamy as butter. I cannot wait to use that as well.

Challenges Entered
My Time to Craft - Butterfly Bliss
Papertake Weekly - In the Garden
Tuesday Throwdown - Stitching
The Crazy Challenge - It's Hip to be Square
Pollycraft - Bold and Bright
Order of Opus Gluei - Sending Smiles
Paper Sundaes - Lots of Layers
Lexi's Creations - Real or Faux Stitching
Stamp and Create - Stitching
Mark's Finest Papers - Punches

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Fred She Said Whazzup Chickie Freebie

In case you haven't heard, there is a new site called Crafters Digital Art Center. It's a fun place just full of wonderful freebie digis. There are lots of challenges going on over there and yours truly is the challenge coordinator. Tracy from Fred She Said has posted this free digi over at CDAC. You can see it my clicking on this link here. So come and join us and have some fun with this little cutie....I know I did!

So here is the card and the envelope I made. I printed out my digi and used some yellow colorbox ink by sponging around the edges. Then I took some darker color yellow chalk and just did little smooches of it on the ends. It works great when your ink is a little wet. It just sticks to it. I then used a little pink for his cheeks.
The daisies were so easy to do. I have a medium punch that I used and the centers are made of that flocking that you can get in the Micheal's dollar bin. Then I just stickled the flower for some sparkle.
Here is another close up in case you would like to try this.

Here is the inside of my card. As you saw on the front, the sentiment : Not a "Peep" from you! The inside says: What's happening at your Coop Chickie? lol I couldn't help myself. I was blown away by this cute chick and I wanted to make something special!!!

The punches and die cuts:
Spellbinders -Lacy Border Punch
Spellbinders lrg Oval and scallop Oval
Spellbinders round and scallop round
Martha Stewart Modern Gardent PATP
Martha Stewart Deep Edge Floral Vine
Martha Stewart Chick Scene Border Punch
Sizzx Leaf die cut
Marvy flower punch
Cuttlebug flower strip embossing folder
Paper is from K & Company

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have enjoyed my "Chickie"!!!
Entered in the Following Challenges
Flutter By Wednesday - Anything Goes (White Butterflies on my card)
Little Red Wagon - Nestabilities
Artful Inkables - Stitching
Creative Card Crew - Die Cuts
Squigglefly - Open Challenge
The Shabby Tea Room - Let's Make an Impression
The Crafty Pad - Animal Fun
Quirky Crafts - Ribbons

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

MMSC#61 Santa and Rudolph

Christmas you say!!! Why yes! When I had my own craft business, July used to be the month that we started our Christmas in July shows. So it is Christmas in July at my blog. Besides Christmas Cards are one of my "Favorite Things"! Today's card was made from our sponsor's image from Doodle Palace called Santa with Rudolph. Aren't they cute!

I tried something new this week to me. I colored this digi image with my computer software. It was a new experience and I really enjoyed it. I hope to do it again sometime. I cut and layered all my images. I glittered some of the white and used crystal effects on the rest of the image.

The paper is from my Christmas stash, the snowflakes are left overs from last year from K and Company. I used the following Martha Stewart punches:
PATP - Rain Drop
Deep edge lace
I also used the Snowflake die from Spellfinders, icicles stickles, pearls, ribbon, and the Jingle Bells are from the button findings at Micheal's I had left over from last year. Thank you so much for visiting me today. Remember it is never too early to start on your Christmas cards.

Challenges Entered
The Corrosive Challenge - Christmas Time
Craft Angels - Circles and Squares
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Christmas in July
Lexi's Creations - Layers...3D Decoupage etc
One Stitch At A Time - Ribbons, Lace, and Bows
PaperPlay Challenge - Card for a Child or Teenager
Pile it On - My Favorite Things (Christmas Cards)
The Pink Elephant - 3 layers, 2 Die Cuts, Ribbon