Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Paper Players #80 - Vintage Birthday


Happy Tuesday!

This week there is a sketch challenge on the Paper Player's blog.

I did the emboss resist technique for the first time:


Supplies used: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, & Very Vanilla CS, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, & White Craft ink, clear embossing powder, crochet lace, pearls, Fresh Cuts & Vintage Labels stamp sets, and Curly Label & MS butterfly punches (scrap of Tea Party DSP).

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, January 30, 2012

OCL 102 - Valentine Treat Container


Happy Monday!

This week's OCL Challenge is to use a fabric or felt heart. I decided to make a Valentine's Day treat container for a very cute lad. Can you guess who?

Yes, Harry!


I also put his picture on top:


I started by covering an empty Crystal Light container with doggie patterned paper. The brown felt heart was cut with a Sizzix die. Using Word, I printed Harry's name on Marina Mist CS and hand-cut the bone name tag.

Other supplies used: EK Success Paw Print border punch (Marina Mist CS) and MS Grass border punch (Always Artichoke CS), Marina Mist Ribbon, and OCL Pat the Good Dog stamp set.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

OCL101 - Zig Zag Birthday


Happy Wednesday!

This week's OCL Challenge is to use some sort of zig zag, chevron, and/or ric rac on your card or project. I used patterned paper with a zig zag pattern and zig zag scissors.


Supplies used: Riding Hood Red & Very Vanilla CS, retired Valentine DSP, Riding Hood Red Ink, Cranberry Crisp (closest match I had to RHR) ribbon, MS butterfly punch, zig zag scissors, and OCL Say it Big sentiment.

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Valentine Card/Treat Holder


Happy Saturday!

Today I have a card/treat holder that I created for Michelle's fun Memories of Time Valentine Card Bingo Challenge.



I covered one vertical bingo (glitter/ribbon/red) and one horizontal bingo (ribbon/heart/sponging).

Supplies used: Pretty in Pink, Real Red & Very Vanilla CS, Sending Love DSP. Real Red ink, MS border punch, SU heart embosslit & punches, OCL Pat the Good Dog (small heart), Studio G, & SU Well Scripted stamps, and lace & ribbon. And, the best part--Hershey Nuggets!

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sympathy in Pretty in Pink


Happy Sunday!

Today I have another sympathy card to share.



Supplies used: GP White, Basic Black, & Pretty in Pink CS, Patterns Love DSP, Certainly Celery & Pretty in Pink ink/marker, Because I Care, Love & Care, & Three Little Words stamp sets, Sizzix Daisy & Top Note dies, Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Accents die, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 circles punches, Framed Tulips EF, Black Satin & Pretty in Pink Taffeta ribbons, and pearls.

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Lily Pad Cards & OCL99 - Unforgettable


Happy Thursday!

I have one more navy/light blue/silver card for this week's combined Lily Pad Cards and Our Craft Lounge color challenge.


Supplies used: Bashful Blue, Brushed Silver, & Night of Navy CS, Night of Navy ink & Silver Embossing Powder, Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Accent dies, OCL The Journey & Vintage Traveler stamp sets, and Crochet Trim & Bashful Blue 1/4 Grosgrain.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Lily Pad Cards & OCL99 - Ornament Easel Card

Happy Wednesday!


When I made this card, I thought a version in or blue/silver or purple/silver would be pretty. So, as Lily Pad Cards and Our Craft Lounge have teamed this week for a navy/light blue/silver color challenge, I made a blue version of the ornament easel card.



Supplies used: Bashful Blue, Brushed Silver, & Night of Navy CS, Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornament and Scalloped Oval dies, Marianne Design die, SU Petals-a-Plenty EF & Large Oval punch, OCL Happy Holly-days & Merry Wishes, SU Four the Holidays, Silver Embossing Powder, Champagne Shimmer Mist (spritzed on the poinsettia layers), ribbon, and self-adhesive rhinestones.


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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Lily Pad Cards & OCL99 - Birthday


Happy Saturday!

This week Lily Pad Cards and Our Craft Lounge have teamed up for a color challenge of Light Blue, Navy, and Silver.

Here's the birthday card I made for my friend Lucy (blue is her favorite color) using the pretty blue and silver color combo:


And, the inside:


I got the idea for the layout of the card here.

Supplies used: Bashful Blue & Night of Navy CS, Bashful Blue DSP, Night of Navy ink, Sizzix Daisy die & Swirl sizzlet, Spellbinders Scalloped Oval dies, Marianne Design Frame die, MS border punch, PTI & SU sentiment stamps, Judith flower stamp, CTMH & SU rhinestones, CTMH rhinestone brad (isn't it gorgeous?!?!?), and misc. ribbons.

With this week's combined challenge, there are two chances to win. Link your color challenge card on the Lily Pad Cards blog (by Thu., Jan. 19 @ 11:59 PM). The design team will be judging the entries and one lucky participant will be awarded a $20.00 gift certificate to OCL. Also, by linking your card on the OCL blog (by Thu., Jan. 12 @ 11:59 PM), you will be included in the monthly prize drawing of a stamp set of your choice. The dates are correct--the Lily Pad Cards challenge is open for two weeks and the OCL challenge is open for one week.

Thanks for stopping by. I wish you a very crafty weekend.