Saturday, June 30, 2012

Here Comes Susie!

Happy Saturday, everyone!

I've got another cute card from the newest Paper and Such release.  

Have I mentioned that I'm totally in love with Melvin and Susie???  
They are the cutest darned snails......EVER!  

I love matching their colors to the colors I'm using in my patterned paper, like I did for this card.  I always pull the patterned paper I want to use FIRST, before I start coloring my image.  Then as best as I can, I match the papers with the Copics I have on hand.  Susie doesn't match perfectly, but she still looks awesome!



Materials Used:
Paper and Such stamp set - Melvin & Susie
My Mind's Eye patterned paper - Fiddlesticks
Echo Park patterned paper - Hello Summer
Neenah Solar White cardstock
PTI - Kraft cardstock
PTI - True Black dye ink
Memento ink - Tuxedo Black
Copic markers - R32/43, E42/44 and RV25
Silhouette Cameo (die cut Susie)

Have a wonderful Saturday and I hope you get some time to get inky!



Friday, June 29, 2012

SSD - Feature Friday & Giveaway!

Good morning, everyone!

It's time for Skipping Stones Design's Feature Friday!

This month we have been featuring Margarita Birthday and that's the set I used for today's card!

I absolutely love this set and use it often, just because of this wine glass.  I have a group of friends that love their wine and the fun little tastings that we attempt to do on our own.  So, you can imagine that each of them gets this stamp set used on their birthday cards.....I'm telling you that in July alone, it gets quite the workout!....lol


I love the Tim Holtz rosette die, but don't get to use it as often as I'd like.  This fun striped paper was perfect for a rosette!


Want to win a set for yourself?

If you are visiting from the Skipping Stones blog, I mentioned that I have the Margarita Birthday stamp set up for grabs just for you leaving a comment!  As promised, if you do leave a comment, I'll put your name in a drawing once. 

As an extra surprise, if you "follow" my blog, I'll add your name 1 more time (just let me know in your comment).  If you already follow me, I'll do the same for you....just remind me that you already are a follower.  I'll announce the winner here on my blog on Monday, July 9th! 

 Here's a look at the entire set!
Aren't these sentiments just perfect!  I love the margarita glass and its sentiments, too!

Good Luck!



I did use the CPS card sketch #271 to make my card today.  When I saw that circle, I knew immediately that I could make a rosette!  It turned out perfectly with these wine glasses and the birthday sentiment!



Materials Used:
Skipping Stones Designs - Margarita Birthday
Echo Park patterned paper - Hello Summer
Tim Holtz Sizzix - Mini Rosette die
Taylored Expressions cardstock - Grenadine
Neenah - Solar White cardstock
Memento ink - Tuxedo Black
Copic marker - R37
Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients - button



Thanks for stopping by today!


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Floating Frame


Good morning, everyone!

I'm here today with another vinyl project!  Are you surprised?  LOL

I made this for our living room mantle or wall.  The frame can actually sit or be hung up.  Right now it's on our fireplace.

The "&" was added separately in gold so that another color could be introduced.
 
This is an 8"x10" floating frame that I bought at Michael's with a 50% off coupon.  The design itself is 6"x8" so that it could have a border around it.



These are sooooooooo fun to make!  I can see a few of these being made for upcoming wedding gifts!


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

SSD #134 Sketch Challenge

Good Morning, everyone!!!
This is my 2nd post of the day, so if you are looking for the Paper and Such challenge for this week, please CLICK HERE!

Welcome to SSD's Sketch Challenge 134!
I'm here today to showcase our "feature" set this month which is Margarita Birthday!  This set is so much fun!  Love the reference to the tequila and the images.....They are perfect for my "partying" friends.  ;-)

Please welcome back Cyndi Bundy as our sketch artist for this month!  Joining her this month are 2 very talented guest designers: Connie Mercer and  Megan Aaron.  I can't wait to see what they create using Cyndi's sketches.


I just absolutely love these little banners!  I found them in the Silhouette Online store and bought them immediately.  Little did I know that they sort of "hook" together to make all one piece!  I'm in love!!!



Here's the sketch for this week!  


Are you ready to get inky?
Are you ready to create something for the challenge?


I can't wait to see what you come up with using Cyndi's sketch!


Materials Used (All PTI, unless otherwise noted):
Skipping Stones Design - Margarita Birthday stamp set
Silhouette Online Store - Build a Banner
Mega Mat Stack #5 die
Limitless Layers: 2 1/2" Circles dies
Echo Park patterned paper - This & That: Charming
My Mind's Eye patterned paper - Kraft Funday Everyday Fun
Rustic Cream and Summer Sunrise cardstock
Pinefeather and Chai dye ink
Memento ink - True Black
Copic markers - BG34, Y21 and C2


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Paper and Such - Snips and Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails Challenge!

Good morning, everyone!

Are you ready for another Paper and Such challenge?

We host the challenges on the blog every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.
You will have from 12:01am Tuesday, June 26th until 11:59pm Monday, July 4th to participate!


This week's challenge is a Snips, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails Challenge!
That's right!  Simply create a card with any image that has a snail or puppy (I'm not quite sure what a "snip" would entail......lol).   Although using PAS stamps is not required, we would love it if you did!

I love blues and greens together and this snail turned out just perfectly combining the two colors!



I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge! 



 Good Luck!



Materials Used (All PTI materials, unless otherwise noted):
Paper and Such - Melvin & Susie stamp set
Simply Chartreuse cardstock and  patterned paper pack
Neenah Solar White cardstock
 True Black dye ink
Memento ink - Tuxedo Black
 Copic markers - YG93/95 and B95/97/99
 Simply Chartreuse Saddle Stitch ribbon




Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Monday, June 25, 2012

More T-shirts!


Good morning, everyone!

I'm back with a few more shirts!  It was our anniversary yesterday, and I made some shirts for both Mike and I. 



For anyone reading who has ever been to our river lot........This is how our camp it is set up!  Tons of trees and the river below us.  I just love these stick figure people and got the set mainly for the fisherman! 
This is my shirt as I thought that wording was "too girly" for Mike......lol

Here's Mike's shirt!

And, finally, here's another shirt that is just perfect for Mike at our river lot.....because if he is sitting, he is wishing he could go fishing.



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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Outlawz CAS Challenge - Summer Theme

Good morning, everyone!

It's Sunday, so it must be time for a CAS Outlawz challenge!


Here is your challenge this week.....
Spring has ended and summer has officially begun on June 20th.  We challenge you to create a Clean And Simple project with a summer theme.  You can use flowers, beaches, camping or any other stamps that make you think of summer!


Flip flops are all I need to say!  Right?  Yep, I love living in these from May until October.......lol  I just wish I could make a pair of these cute ones to have in real life!


Please join us at the Outlawz for this fun challenge.
You can also find other challenges for EVERY day of the week.  I'd be glad to help anyone who joins the forum and needs some help.

When you submit each of your entries with the Inlinkz tab, at the end of every month there are huge prizes to be won!!!
Go check it out!!!


I can't wait to see your cards!!!



Materials Used (all PTI, unless otherwise noted):
Flipping Out stamp set
MFT - Fishtail Flag Stax dies
Plum Pudding, Royal Velvet, Soft Stone & Stampers' Select White cardstock
Royal Velvet dye ink
Target - Washi tape
Misc. rhinestone


Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tumblers! Tumblers! Tumblers!


Good morning, everyone!

Now, look what vinyl decorations I've gotten myself into!!!

TUMBLERS!!!

Here are just a few that I've made over the last couple of days.

This one is in our school colors with the "M" for Mino!  Across the back it has my name!  LOVE!!!

I've had my first request for this custom tumbler.  I didn't get the saying on it yet, but I had to post the hot pink tumbler!

This one is for my husband.  He absolutely loves the Starbuck's mermaid.  Now, he has his own.......lol

These are sooooooooo fun to make!  I just had to place another order for vinyl because I need more colors!



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

SSD #133 Sketch Challenge

Good Morning, everyone!!!

Welcome to SSD's Sketch Challenge 133!


Please welcome back Cyndi Bundy as our sketch artist for this month!  Joining her this month are 2 very talented guest designers: Connie Mercer and  Megan Aaron.  I can't wait to see what they create using Cyndi's sketches.



I think my favorite part of this card is the ribbon!  Love the teal and brown.


Here's the sketch for this week!  


Are you ready to get inky?
Are you ready to create something for the challenge?


I can't wait to see what you come up with using Cyndi's sketch!


Materials Used (All PTI, unless otherwise noted):
Skipping Stones Design - Funny Coffee stamp set
Argyle Socks patterned paper
My Mind's Eye patterned paper - Kraft Funday Everyday Fun
Kraft and Dark Chocolate cardstock
Pinefeather dye ink
Memento ink - Rich Cocoa
Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients ribbon


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

My First Heat Transfer Vinyl T-shirts w/ the Cameo!


Good morning, everyone!

I'm back with another Silhouette Cameo project.  I am so proud of these because I created everything about them.

I started out by creating the stick woman figures using My Vinyl Designer's Stick Figure More & Plus collections.  They give you a ton of bodies, heads, and accessories for you to create stick figures to represent your family or persons receiving the items.    I cut those out of white flocking heat transfer vinyl.  I have a feeling that you will be seeing a ton of T-shirts for Christmas presents this year.

Next, I downloaded letters from the Silhouette Online Store to create my saying.  These letters were AWESOME to work with!  You got 4-6 different styles for each letter, so I played with each variation until I was happy with how the words turned out.  These were then cut with the Cameo out of black heat transfer vinyl.

Finally, I simply ironed on the words and then added the stick woman above them.

This T-shirt was for my friend, Marge, who just retired this year!  She has short hair (better close up picture of the stick woman below).

And, this T-shirt was for my friend, Judi, who also just retired this year!  She has longer, shoulder length hair.



As you can see, I have them each holding an apple (lol) and they look like the girls actually do.  I love that about these stick figures!!!


I can put vinyl on all kinds of things.........drink tumblers, T-shirts (which you'll see soon), mirrors, picture frames, car windows, etc.  I have such a cool design for my car, I can't wait.



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Monday, June 18, 2012

You are Pretty Amazing!!!


Hello, everyone!

I got my huge MFT release stamps last week (well, huge to me)........And, as soon as I saw those hexagons, I couldn't wait to cut a bunch of them!!!  I used them below behind the sentiment panel instead of just a rectangle (in the sketch below), and I love how they turned out.  I even used a few to overlay the black/gray ones so that the orange would be pulled out.

I wish you could see how awesome those hexagons look for the panel behind the sentiment.  Also, you can't see it in the picture, but the patterned paper has a high gloss over each of the butterflies.  OMGosh is it ever gorgeous!!!  You have to click to enlarge the photo to see all the little details.

As soon as I saw this sentiment in the package, I knew I had to use it for some pretty special friends.  This will definitely be an inside/outside combination used often!



I used the Sweet Sunday #161 Sketch Challenge this week!  Since I was using the larger rectangular sentiment, I decided to turn the sketch and it worked perfectly!



Materials Used (All PTI, unless otherwise noted):
MFT - Complimentary Greetings stamp set
MFT - Hexagons dies
Kaiser Craft patterned paper - Tigerlily
True Black and Autumn Rose cardstock
VersaFine ink - Onyx Black




Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sympathy Willow


Hello again, everyone!
I'm back with my 2nd post of the day!  If you missed seeing my very first vinyl project using the Silhouette Cameo, you can CLICK HERE!


I had to create a sympathy card for a co-worker who lost her father.  I can't even imagine how hard this week was for her, not to mention how difficult today was, too. 

I love this Willow stamp set from PTI.  It's perfect sympathy cards and has such beautiful sentiments.

I absolutely love this inside sentiment.  You might have to click to enlarge the photo so you can read it clearly.


I used the sketch provided by the Clean & Simple #195 Challenge this week along with ColourQ's #141 Color Challenge.  These colors were soooooooo beautiful for the challenge that I couldn't miss it this week!



Materials Used (All PTI, unless otherwise noted):
Willow stamp set & die
Authentique patterned paper - Loyal Collection & Freebird Series1-Warmth
Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening and Vintage Cream cardstock
Enchanted Evening and Simply Chartreuse dye ink




Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

My First Project Using Vinyl and my Cameo!!!


Good morning, everyone!

Oh how much fun I've been having with my Silhouette Cameo (my big gift from Mike this past Christmas).  I got it mainly to cut tons of shapes for cards and school, but I'm finding that there are so many other things you can do with it.

I have a small project to share with you today and then some other fun ones over next few days/weeks!!!



This first project was inspired by a Pinterest photo that a friend posted on Facebook.  I absolutely loved the idea and think the "visual" side of me will love the motivation of this concept.

The original photo had cylinders with the marbles but when I saw these at Pat Catans, I loved the small squares.
This looks pretty simple, but honestly, it took a little work to get it how I wanted it.  I bought the letters with my online Silhouette subscription and had to play with how they were positioned.  Then through online classes, I learned how to "weld" the letters together and apply the vinyl using transfer paper.  It was easier than I had expected but this was a small project.



I can put vinyl on all kinds of things.........drink tumblers, T-shirts (which you'll see soon), mirrors, picture frames, car windows, etc.  I have such a cool design for my car, I can't wait.



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Airbrushed Lilies!


Good morning, everyone!

On my very first day off for summer vacation, I did something I've been wanting to do for a very long time.  I took a Copic class at a scrapbooking store about 40 minutes away.  It wasn't a certification class, just a class offered by one of the ladies who works at the store and is certified.

In this Copic 101 class, much of the first half was just history and information.  During the 2nd half of the class, we got to practice some techniques and make 3 cards.  This is the final card that we made and it is my favorite!

For this card, I got to use the air brush system on the back aqua panel and the ribbon on the bottom.  I absolutely loved the air brushing so I ordered one and it should be arriving today!!!  For coloring the ribbon, you simply put some of the re-inker in a baggie and added your white ribbon.  Next, you squished the ribbon around in the ink and you had a custom color matching your image!  Love that!

I love how the ribbon matches the background panel above.  I really had a load of fun in this class and can't wait to take the 2nd one offered at the end of the month.

I'm not sure of the materials used for the card since it was just handed to us, but I do know that I used the following Copic markers on the flowers, leaves and ribbon:  YR16, BG53, G94/99



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Another Wedding card!


Good morning, everyone!

I am so excited over this wedding card.   A very close friend's daughter got married last weekend and it was probably one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever attended.  The bride is an "outdoorsey", simple type.......but, she is drop dead gorgeous!  Her colors and decorations all centered around the outdoors, so when I received her invitation......I just had to sigh.  They were perfect!!!   I used my copy of the wedding invitation to give me the inspiration I needed to make a perfect card for her and her husband.  


Bridal Shower!
Once again, I lucked out having stamp sets that are very close to the invitation. See that brown band around the invitation?  Well, it was double that width (I just forgot to take a picture of it before hand).  I decided to cut it and use part of it on my card (the strips on the inside and outside).  It will serve as a little reminder of her invitations for years to come.

Here is the inside panel using that same piece from the wedding invitation.

Gorgeous wedding, Emily and Matt!  
I wish you lots of love and happiness for your future!


Materials Used (All PTI, unless otherwise noted):
Turning a New Leaf stamp set
Beautiful Butterflies stamp set (inside sentiment)
Verve - Love Story stamp set
Limitless Layers: 2 1/4" Ovals dies
Dark Chocolate and Stampers' Select White cardstock
Gina K. Pure Luxury cardstock - Wisteria Lane variety pack
Classic Kraft dye ink
VersaMagic ink - Jumbo Java
Copic Airbrush System
Copic marker - YG11


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Stick Figure Anniversary Card!


Good morning, everyone!

Just a quick post with an anniversary card. 

I have been loving "stick figures" lately.  I recently purchased some images that are just filled with them for  T-shirts that I'm going to make for Christmas gifts and that's all that has been on my mind.  Well, when I saw that I had some adorable stick figures in an Authentique patterned paper pack, I had to use them for an anniversary card.


I love the way the aqua and the red accents are in the clothing and hair of the stick figures.  You might have to click the picture to enlarge it, so you can see it better.


I used the sketch provided by the Sweet Stop #162 Challenge this week.  A little turn of the card and you have a whole different look!


Materials Used (All PTI, unless otherwise noted):
Think Big Favorites #11 stamp set
Limitless Layers: 3 1/2" Ovals
Authentique patterned paper - Celebrate Collection
True Black cardstock
VersaFine ink - Onyx Black


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
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