Monday, May 25, 2015

Sketch With Circles

I took the sketch at MFT and used circles instead of triangles.  These stamps are so old and have not seen use for years.  I think they were from Clear Dollar Stamps,  a company that is no longer is operation.
MFT Sketch:

Embossing folder is Provo Craft Cuttlebug.  Circles are cut with MFT Die-namics Circle Stax.


Embossing Two Ways

As you know, I make it a point to send thank you notes to our heroes when I send a a box of cards to Operation Write Home.  When wondering what to do for the new challenge at the Kraft Journal - Embossing, I decided to do dry and wet embossing.  My inspiration came from two beautiful cards that I have in my "to be cased" file.  Photos of their cards are at the end of this post.

So here is what I came up with:
Stating with Light Kraft card base, I embossed the sentiment (Great Impressions stamp set with proceeds going to OWH) with Copper embossing powder.  I also embossed a strip to be the back of the stars die cut.  This is a MFT die cut - love the results.  The white piece is embossed with a Darice folder.  It is layered onto Brown Kraft.  The four stars (three on white embossed panel and one by the sentiment) are left overs from the die cut.  The cording is Baker's Twine and Natural Hemp Cord.

Thanks to the ladies who my inspiration.  Here are their beautiful cards.
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The challenge at the Kraft Journal started today and ends Sunday 6 pm CST.



Thursday, May 21, 2015

You Take The Cake

How many idioms do you use?  I use them all the time and it drives one of my daughters crazy.  Many of them don't make sense and she get tired of asking "who started that? and what does it mean?"  I use a lot of them without thinking much about it but I was curious about "you take the cake".  It actually came from being a winner of a cake walk.  How many of you knew that?  You never know what trivia you are going to learn on someone's blog!
Well, with all that aside, let's go onto another phrase that I have used a lot for my kids and grandkids - Sweet Stuff.
This sentiment and the image are both Doodle Pantry digital stamps and from the set Cake and Cookies.  Doodle Pantry is the sponsor for this month's challenge at the Die Cut Divas.  (and also happens to be my favorite digital stamp company).  I cut out the cake image and green layer with Die-namic Stax .  The sentiment is cut with a Spellbinder Ribbon Tag then sponged with a bit of brown ink.  The flower was cut with my Sihouette but the leaves are cut with a Cuttlebug die.
There is still over a week to play along with this month's challenge - Something Yummy to Eat.  The challenge ends May 31.


Challenges:
Crafty Creations - colors: brown, green, white
Stamping Boutiques - die cut
Cuttlebug Mania - ribbon
Stamploration - stamps and leaves
Simon Says Work It Wednesday - yellow
Die Cuttin Divas - include a flower



Monday, May 18, 2015

Something Vintage

The new challenge at the Kraft Journal this week is "Anything Vintage".  For my card I used a Doodle Pantry image of an antique bicycle as the focal point, printing it on Buff Ivory paper.

I started with Brown Kraft cardbase, layering it with a Dictionary Page.  For the fishtail, I embossed a piece of Brown Kraft with a Cuttlebug folder and then rubbed on a little distress ink.  Next to that I put a piece of Black Twill Tape.  To go along with the Vintage look, I used a Label Holder putting the sentiment inside.  Final touches were the metal brads and the Earthy Hemp cord wrapped around the top of the fishtail.
We would love to see your creations at the Kraft Journal Challenge blog.  The challenge ends Sunday p.m. 5/24.

Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Stamping Boutique - die cut
Time Out - grunge
Scrapping4fun - technique (emboss)
Party Time Tuesday - anything
Doodle Pantry - anything 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Birthday In A Box

Fun, fun, fun.  That is what I had making this card.  I had never made one of these before, and even though they take a bit of time,  I will make some more.



The sentiment and all the images inside the box (balloons, hat, present, cake) are digital images by Doodle Pantry, who is the wonderful sponsor this month for the Die Cut Divas Challenge.

After printing the images from Cute Cake and Birthday Bash, I cut them out with the Silhouette ( a lot easier than fussy cutting!)  The Big Wishes sentiment is cut with a Labels Three Spellbinder die.

Challenges:
Pink Gem - more than one fold
Scrapyland - anything
Stamping Boutique - die cut
Penny's Paper Crafting - more than one fold
Time Out - photo inspiration 
Inspiration Destination - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Inspired By A Sketch

Had a little time to play.  Came up with this simple, yet pretty (in my opinion - hehe) card.  Don't you love these colors? 

The sketch is Sketch Saturday:
Hero Arts stamp, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinders oval and scalloped oval, ribbon and lace from my stash.


Challenge:
Papertakes - in the garden
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Crafty Creations - choose 3 colors )pink, green, white)
Scrapyland - anything
Di's Digis - flowers
Stamping Boutique - die cut
Cuttlebug Mania - ribbon
Party Time Tuesday - anything
V's Sweet Ideas - emboss


Monday, May 11, 2015

Beautiful Summer Butterflies

We don't see very many butterflies around our parts.  I get pretty excited when I see one.   So, I settle for images. LOL  There are so many images to choose from.


I have always loved this stamp by Stampin Up.  It is colored with Copics.  The main panel is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. The fishtail is embossed with a Stampin Up folder.
Sketch:

Challenges:
Sweet Stamps - wings
Word Art Wednesday - anything
MFT - sketch
Pennys Paper Crafting - anything
Cute Card Thursday - add a brad
V's Sweet Ideas - emboss