Friday, August 31, 2012

Make It Monday #80

It's time for me to get into my Make It Monday #80 Making Garland card! I actually made this card a few days ago, but I'm just now getting the time to post. ;) I may do a second take...I was looking through the other entries and getting inspired! :) But for now here is the original card I decided to make...

 I just love Mr. Bones. ;)
 This is a super CAS card. I was a little weary of trying to make a garland this way so that it has movement. Usually I just glue in all down so it only looks like a garland, but it doesn't actually move. ;)
I'm not sure how I feel about the I said I think I will try a second time with some dancing Mr. Bones... ;) We will see if time will allow today. :)

Hope you like it. I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment if you wish.

Supply List:
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Cream, PTI Vintage Cream
DP: DCWV Bewitched Stack
Stamps: PTI Mr.Bones
Inks: PTI True Black, Royal Velvet, Simply Chartreuse, and Orange Zest
Dies: Mr. Bones, Happy Days
Other: Glue Dots, Twine from The Twinery, Green Staples from Making Memories

Thursday, August 30, 2012

CASE Study #106

ETA: I am also linking this up with PTI's Mr's Bones' Spook Out! :)

It's the last week of the anniversary celebrations over at the CASE Study Challenge. The last hurrah is to CASE yourself. ;) I have plenty of cards that I have wanted to re-do, but I was looking through my archives and found a card I really liked and thought "Hey, I can make a cool Halloween card from this!" :) If you've been around you know I LOVE Halloween (I don't think I can say it enough! LOL!)
So here is the original card...

 And you can find the original post HERE.

And the new one. :)
 I forgot about my Martha Stewart Deep Edge Spiderweb punch until now...I also forgot how much I love it! :)
 Isn't Little Ghosty cute? PTI is pretty much AMAZING! :) I love the new Happy Hauntings set. The ghost and all the different faces you can make for him are just too adorable...or spooky...or frightening....or whatever you want! :)
Hope you enjoy it. I really had fun looking at all my past cards and also lots of inspiration to fix re-make them. ;)

I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment if you wish.

Supply List:
Cardstock: Recollections Kraft, Cream, and Black. DCWV Ghosts and Goblins Glitter.
DP: K&Company, Recollections: Midnight Magic
Stamps: PTI Happy Hauntings
Ink: PTI True Black
Dies: PTI Mat Stack #4, Double Ended Banners, and Happy Hauntings
Other: Ribbon from JoAnn's, Martha Stewart Deep Edge Spiderweb punch, Foam Tape

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

CR84FN...Long Time No See :)

It's been awhile since I've linked up with the CR84FN Color Challenge and I thought it was about time I got back to it. :)

 I just love these soft relaxing colors, don't you? :)

Here is my take...
 I know I added just the tiniest of red with that little heart, but it felt like it needed it. ;)
 I LOVE my new We Go Together stamps from PTI. The sentiments are awesome! ;)
Just a bit of dimension for the oval.

I hope you enjoy it. I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment if you wish. :)

Supply List:
Cardstock: Recollections Kraft and Light Blue
DP: DCWV Linen Closet Stack, Recollections Bold Basics 8.5x11 Stack
Stamps: PTI We Go Together, Heart 2 Heart #6
Inks: PTI Aqua Mist, Enchanted Evening, and Scarlet Jewel
Dies: PTI Wine Bottle Tag, Half & Half, Limitless Layers Ovals
Other: Foam Tape, EK Success corner rounder

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Banners and Flags Anyone? :)

CAS-ual Fridays has challenged us to used banners or flags this week...

Here is my Halloween-y take :)

 I am in love with all of my new Hallween goodies from PTI! Isn't Mr. Bones the cutest?!
I had a lot of fun making this card! Hope you enjoy. :)

I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment if you wish.

Supply List:
Cardstock: Recollections Kraft, PTI Rustic Cream
DP: K&Company (green skulls) and The Orange Zest Pattern pack from PTI
Stamps: PTI Mr. Bones
Inks: PTI Royal Velvet
Dies: PTI Mr. Bones, Double Ended Banner, Wine Bottle Tag
Other: Foam Tape

Saturday, August 25, 2012

CASE Study: CASE a Player :)

How cool! Find a player that plays along with CASE study and find some inspiration! I think this is super cool. I looked and looked and looked and finally found a card that tickled my fancy (and my mojo :) lol!) here is the card...

 And HERE is the post over on the Loves Rubber Stamps blog by Laura Love.

And here is my take...
 Halloween of course! :) I had to play with my new Halloween goodness from PTI. :)

 I just love that little spider. :) I used a bit of twine to connect him to his web.

Hope you enjoy! I really had fun with this challenge looking through all the players! :)

I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment if you wish. :)

Supply List:
Cardstock: PTI True Black, Orange Zest Patterned Pack, Royal Velvet Patterned Pack
DP: K&Company
Stamps: PTI Tremendous Treats: Halloween
Inks: PTI True Black
Dies: Spiderweb Trio
Other: Mandarin Twine from The Twinery

Going Green for Halloween :)

Hello again. I am getting this in for the CASology challenge under the wire AGAIN. I don't know why I wait til the last minute to post, but oh well. :) One of these days...right? :) Here is the super cute cue card...(I don't know why I love this cue card idea so much but I do! :) Lol.)

 And my interpretation...

 One of the Papertrey Ink DT members did this during the August countdown...she took the new little ghost die and turned it upside down to make a Frankenstein! How cute is that?! I loved the idea so much I had to try it. :)
I'm starting to get excited for Halloween! I hope the weather cools down soon I said in my previous post...I AM DONE WITH THE HEAT! And we have an outside birthday party to go to today...  :)

Hope you like it. I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment if you wish. :)

Supply List:
Cardstock: Recollections Black, DCWV Ghosts and Goblins Green
DP: K&Company
Stamps: PTI Happy Haunting
Ink: Silver from my stash
Dies: PTI Happy Haunting die
Other: EK Success corner rounder

Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop!!! :)

Hello there. :)

Today is the day for the Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop! WooHoo! :)

Here are the inspiration photos.

We are still getting triple digits here in Texas, so it's a bit hard to get into the Fall spirit and Fall is my favorite time of the year! :( I just love all the textures and colors in the inspiration photos, it reminds me of cooler temperatures and hopefully they are coming soon because I CANNOT STAND this heat anymore!!!!!!!!! :) AAAAAHHHHH!!!!! Anyhoo,
Here is my card :)

 I really really really wanted to use some denim and my Hubby was nice enough to let me cut up and old pair of his jeans so that I could try my hand at die cutting denim. :)
 It didn't work quite as well IRL as it did in my head...but that is usually the case. ;) I still love how it came out!
I just got the Fabulous Frames dies and stamps in yesterday so I had to play with them. (PS: I got all of my Halloween stuff the day before LOL! If you have been around awhile you know I LOVE HALLOWEEN!)

Hope you like it. I am now going to go and look at all the yumminess on Nichole's blog. :)

I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment if you wish. :)

Supply List:
Cardstock: PTI Fine Linen, Rustic Cream
Stamps: PTI Mat Stack #4 Collection, Fabulous Frames
Ink: PTI Enchanted Evening, Dark Chocolate, Fine Linen
Dies: PTI Mat Stack #4, Fabulous Frames, Beautiful Blooms II #1
Other: Denim from old pair of Hubby's jeans, DMC Floss, button from stash

Monday, August 20, 2012

CASE Study Anniversary Week #3

This last week for the Anniversary celebrations over on the CASE Study blog the challenge is to CASE one of the DT members past or present. I chose a card by Amy Wanford of Crafty Confessions. Here is the card I chose... and HERE is the link to the whole post.

 Cute, cute huh? :) I just love that little deer!

Here is my take...

 I was so inspired by the CAS layout that I did a set of four different cards...
 This is little skelly...

 Little Witchy...

 Little Vampy...

 Little Frankie... (I think he is my favorite!)

 And here are all four together.
Hope you like them, they were so much fun to make! I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment if you wish. ;)

Supply List:
Cardstock: Recollections Kraft
DP: From various K&Company Hallween stacks
Stamps: Martha Stewart
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate
Other: Recollections Halloween Stickers, Foam Tape, ribbon from JoAnn's

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Last Minute CASology :)

I'm cuttin' it close this week. ;) Here is the challenge for CASology this last week...

 I just love these cue cards, they are cute in and of themselves! :) LOL! Here is my take...
 I punched the apple out of three separate pieces of cardstock and stacked them to look like a pile of papers. ;)
 Here is a close up of the "pile." I stacked them flat together and then popped it up with foam tape. :)
Hope you like it! I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment if you wish. :)

Supply List:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper's Select White
DP: DCWV 4x6 School Stack
Stamps: PTI Mat Stack #4 set and Mat Stack #3 set for the sentiment
Ink: PTI True Black
Dies: PTI Double Ended Banner and Mat Stack #4
Other: Martha Stewart Apple punch, Foam Tape

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ink It Pink: School Daze :)

Ink It Pink has challenged us to use some of those school supplies on a project. :) So I made a card...

 My school supplies are the paper clip and the staples. ;)
 I found this really amazing DP in my stash and I cannot remember for the life of my who makes it! It's really awesome school paper. If you recognize it let me know so I can give credit. ;)
I made my own background again and used the microscope as my vocal point. :)

Supply List:
Cardstock: Recollections Kraft and White, PTI Scarlet Jewel, Bazzill Basics Black
DP: ???
Stamps: Pink By Design Mad Scientist
Ink: PTI True Black, Scarlet Jewel, Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet, Simply Charteuse, Aqua Mist, Enchanted Evening
Other: Black Embossing Powder, Staples, Paper clip

Make It Monday #78

I had lots of trouble with this Make It Monday technique...and I remember now why it's been so long since I have used hand stitching on a card! And this card looks NOTHING like it did in my head...not even close! :)

WARNING: This post has lots of whining and venting. Sorry. :)

 So first of all, I tried to do a blanket stitch on a die cut tie. I laid out the DMC Floss nice and straight, tied a knot in one end and then stuck the needle through the hole...and it knotted up on me! So it took me about 10min. to get it un-knotted (and if you are like me and can only craft when your child is asleep you know that time is a finite thing and cannot be wasted! ;) I get about 4 more holes in and it knots up on me again! This time I wasted 15min and then decided that the die cut idea was out! (I couldn't get it un-knotted.)
 So then I moved on to the idea of stamping a line of ties, one in a darker color and then stitching around the darker one. Well after all was said and stamped I realized my ties were crooked. Not enough to look like it was on purpose, just enough to annoy the bejesus out of you! ;) So I tried to fix it by cutting in down in size at an such luck. So then I thought I will just make the panel itself crooked...then I decided I needed something to offset the crooked panel, hence the circle. ;)
 Now on to the knotted up yet again, and then broke (not because I was frustrated or anything;) so I had to get a whole new piece of floss.   *Sigh.*   If I could get my act together I would like to use this technique more because the end result is pretty nice. ;)

I tried just one more after my first disaster, just stitching in a straight line, and it worked out much better for me and didn't take quite as long. ;)
 I added the bling as an after thought, but I really like it.
For this one I used the color palate from The Playdate Cafe, but sadly it was too late to enter it there as well. 

Hope you like it. I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment if you wish. :)

Supply List:
Card #1:
Cardstock: PTI True Black, Stamper's Select White, Enchanted Evening Pattern Pack
Stamps:PTI World's Greatest
Ink: PTI Aqua Mist, Enchanted Evening
Other: Spellbinder's Nesties Circles, Black Embossing Powder, DMC Floss

Card #2
Cardstock: PTI Raspberry Fizz, Harvest Gold, and Stamper's Select White
Stamps: PTI Banner Builder, Hello Sunshine, Happy Days, and Movers and Shakers
Ink: PTI Harvest Gold, Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Dark Chocolate
Other: DMC Floss, Studio G and Me and My Big Ideas bling

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

BOO! A Retro Sketch

As most of you know, I love me some Retro Sketches! And this week is no different. Here is the sketch...

 Cute, cute right? :)
And my interpretation...
 I just love these little stamps I got from Michael's last year. ;) I stamped the little guy on vellum and then embossed him in black and then fussy cut him out. :)
The shadows and lighting for the photos is a little funky because I was taking the pic at night. As you know, I stink at taking photos! :)

Hope you like it. I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment if you wish. :)

Supply List:
Cardstock: Recollections Kraft
DP: Recollections Midnight Magic and DCWV
Stamp: Dollar bin at Michael's last Halloween
Other: Letter stickers-Martha Stewart, Vellum from my stash, Embossing powder from my stash