Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Here is a close up of the sentiment. You can see all of the texture the little planter has. It's a wonderful Kraft color too!
Thanks so much for visiting with me! I'll be back tomorrow with my version of the My Favorite Things Sketch from Wednesday! Until then...Toodles! :D
Friday, February 25, 2011
Here are all of the details about my card. The base and the Die-namics Little Open Scallop Strip from My Favorite Things is made from Stampin' Up's Pumpkin Pie. The flowery patterned paper is from October Afternoon and the orange gingham is from A*Muse. The ribbon is from Martha Stewart. I added a Doodlebug Designs button with a little piece of Baker's Twine to the bow. The main image panel is colored with various Stampin' Up markers (Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, and Pumpkin Pie) and then I added a few Making Memories brads.
That's about it for this card. Thanks so much for stopping by today. I'll be back again soon! Until then...Toodles! :D
Monday, February 21, 2011
For the past two days, MFT has been giving a little "Freeze Frame" of some of their new stamps that will be released on March 1st. I noticed that they are going to release a new Fred Bear stamp and that inspired me to pull out one of my Fred Bear sets. This one is called Fred Bear and the Butterfly. I love bears and this little guy is no exception! Fred and his little butterfly friends are colored up with Copic Markers (B24, B26, BG000, E11, E15, E17, R29, R59, and YG17) and then I cut them out to add to the sketch. The sentiment was stamped on a flag that I made with my die from Lil' Inker Designs. All of the patterned papers are from the Campfire collection from October Afternoon. They are sewed to some panels made with some Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy card stock. The wide grosgrain ribbon is from Stampin' Up!
Thanks so much for stopping by tonight. Have a delightful evening...Toodles! :D
The next two cards that I'd like to share with you showcase the "Lollypop" set from the Pure Innocence collection from My Favorite Things stamps. This little sweetie is colored up with Copic Markers (BG11, BG13, E000, E00, E11, E25, E27, E40, R20, R22, and R24) and I added some glitter to her lollipop to make it sparkle. She is layered onto a piece of patterned paper from Crate Paper (School Spirit Collection). This piece was made with using the MFT Die-namics Textile Rectangle die. The other patterned papers for this creation are from the Alphabet Soup Girl collection from My Mind's Eye. Another heart, a Basic Grey button, some more Baker's Twine, and a wide piece of twill finish off this card.
This little, lollipop loving sweetie was also colored up with Copic Markers (BG000, BG11, BG13, E000, E00, E11, E33, E35, R20, R22, R24, Y11, Y21, and YR24) and accented with glitter. The classic oval and scallop oval were made with Spellbinders Nestabilities. As you can see, I really put my Hearts A Plenty Die-namics to good use for all of these cards. A few more Basic Grey buttons and some craft thread finish off these accents. The polka dotted paper is from the Alphabet Soup Girl collection from My Mind's Eye and the solid card stock is from Bazzill.
You can check out all of the supplies for these cards the next time you stop in for a visit at Right at Home Scrapbooking. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit with me today...Toodles! :D
Friday, February 18, 2011
Today's card combines some of my favorite challenges! Here are the details and the links for all of them. On Fridays I LOVE to do Blogger's Challenge (this week's theme is embossing) and Jessie's Forgotten Stamp Friday (make a card or project using a stamp that hasn't been used or has been owned and NOT used for at least six months). My sketch is from Jen Del Muro's monthly Sketch For You To Try. The inspiration for this card came from the challenge over at The Cat's Pajama's. If you would like to play along in any of these challenges, just click on the blue words and you'll be taken right there.
I used Copic Markers (E11, E15, E17, E21, E25, E29, and the Colorless Blender) to color up PJ bear from the "A Cuppa" set from The Cat's Pajama's. The apron and the tea cup/soup bowl are paper pieced. All of the patterned papers are from the New Arrival collection from Pebbles, Inc. and the Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip card stock is from Stampin' Up. The inspiration piece over at TCP has lots of blues and browns and dots, so I embossed the main image before I colored it and then I used the Swiss Dot Cuttlebug Embossing Folder on the circular piece behind PJ and the main Chocolate Chip panel. The brown buttons are from Papertrey Ink and the large blue button is from my stash. The brown polka dotted ribbon is from May Arts.
This card will go in the pack for DH's grandmother, who likes cards without sentiments on the front. That way she can use them for just about any occasion. While this one is perfect for a get well card, I think that it also works for thinking of you or a birthday card for anyone that likes a good cup of tea. I hope that you enjoy the rest of your evening! Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit. I'll be back at some point this weekend. Until then...Toodles! :D
Monday, February 14, 2011
We still have quite a bit of snow on the ground here in New England, so I decided to go with some fun Spring colors for this one. I picked up some of the new Little Girl papers from Echo Park this past weekend. I LOVE the colors and patterns. I paired them up with the My Favorite Things Die-namics Polka Dot Greetings Die & Stamp Set Duo. I also used some Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie card stock and ink. The ribbon and buttons are from my stash.
This was such a fun and easy sketch to work with and I can see using all of the greetings from this Die-namics set to make a nice set of cards for a gift. I'm off to watch my favorite television show, Castle. Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit...Toodles! :D
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Happy Saturday Friends! Are you enjoying the first part of the weekend? I was happy to see this work week end and I couldn't wait for the weekend to begin! I spent the day with two wonderful friends of mine. We went shopping for crafty things and had lunch together. It was just a FABULOUS Girl's Day Out, and I enjoyed every minute of it!
My card for today is for this week's Blogger's Challenge (Love Theme). Would you like to play along too? We have been using a Blog Hop format for the past few weeks, so if you'd like to join us, just add your link here. I stuck with the love theme and I love Jessie's idea of Forgotten Stamp Friday, so I used this Penny Black stamp (named Fragile!) that hasn't seen ink for a very long time. I am so not a cat lover, but I fell in love with this stamp when I first started stamping and it is definitely not one that I'll ever part with. He's colored up with Copic Markers (C1, C3, E53, R20, R37, R39, and the Colorless Blender). The papers are from the State of the Heart collection from My Mind's Eye and the layout is from Joanne Basile. We made a card with these papers at her last class and I just loved how she put them together, so I decided to just go with the same thing. The sentiment is from the Pure Innocence set Love You With All My Heart from My Favorite Things. I also used the Hearts A Plenty Die-namics die (on the bottom with the PTI button) and the Small Scallop Border Die-namics die (with some MFT felt across the middle of my card). You can find them here.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy what is left of the weekend! I'll be back soon...Toodles! :D
Thursday, February 10, 2011
I just love this Pure Innocence girl from My Favorite Things and thought that she would make a wonderful little Valentine gift for my niece. The image and sentiment are from the "Lather. Rinse. Repeat." set. She is colored up with Copic Markers (BG000, C0, C1, C3, E000, E00 E11, E25, E27, R20, Y32, YR24, and the Colorless Blender) and her shower cap/towel was paper pieced with some Bo Bunny Passion Fruit Dot paper. I made this little basket out of the same paper. It is basically a 12" x 12" piece of paper that is scored in 3" increments to make twelve squares. I then cut off one 3" square from each corner. That left two squares on each of the four sides. I then cut a 3" slit between the two squares on each side. The squares were over lapped and then glued together to form the base of the basket. I cut another strip of paper about 1-1/2" wide by 10" long to make the handle. A few buttons and some ribbon finish off my basket just before I filled it with some bath accessories that all teenage girls love!
For this project, I used the Pure Innocence "Lollypop Girl" set from My Favorite Things again. I think that she is just perfect for Valentine's Day...don't you? She is colored up with Copic Markers (Eooo, Eoo, E11, E25, E27, R20, R22, R24, and R29) and her lollipop is covered with glitter for some sparkle. This is one of those little metal mailboxes that pop up all over the stores at this time of year. I covered it with some "Little Princess" paper from the Alphabet Soup Girl collection by My Mind's Eye. The hearts are made with the "Hearts a Plenty" Die-namic from My Favorite Things. I cut them out of some "Lovely" paper from the same collection. I added a Basic Grey button and some Baker's Twine along with a Valentine sentiment.
I added some more of the same papers and accents to the other sides of the mailbox. I hope that my creations have inspired you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a beautiful day...Toodles! :D
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Can you tell how happy I am!! I was even happier when I received my first Design Team kit! It had some of my most favorite things in it...ribbons, buttons, My Mind's Eye papers, and two sweet Pure Innocence stamp sets from My Favorite Things!! Ack...if you have been by my blog before, then you know how much I LOVE working with these adorable stamps! Thanks so much for letting my gush for a moment! Now, would you like to see something that I made with all of these wonderful things?
My first project uses this adorable image from My Favorite Things. It comes from the "Lather. Rinse. Repeat." set. I just love this image because I happen to have an antique claw footed bathtub in my master bathroom. We refinished one that we found and installed it when we built our home. My little bath girl is colored up with Copic Markers (BG000, C0, C1, C3, E000, E00 E11, E25, E27, R20, Y32, YR24, and the Colorless Blender). The bubbles are covered with glitter to add some sparkle. I used a Copic Multi-liner to draw in the floor and then I colored it in. Her little shower cap is paper pieced with a piece of "Sunny Stripes" paper from the Alphabet Soup Girl collection from My Mind's Eye. I also used the "Flower Patch" paper from the same collection for this project. The oval, wooden frame is one that I had picked up at Michaels awhile ago. After I covered the frame with these wonderful papers, I added some lime green ribbon with a Basic Grey button and some Baker's Twine to finish it all off. The frame has two little pegs in the back so that it can sit on a counter or a cabinet.
My next project uses another adorable Pure Innocence set from My Favorite Things. This one is called, "Lollypop". Now with Valentine's Day just around the corner, I thought that this would make a perfect little treat for a loved one. I filled the jar with lollipops (they are a little healthier than chocolates...lol!) and then I started embellishing.
I used the Hearts a Plenty Die-namic from My Favorite Things to make some hearts from the "Lovely" paper from the Alphabet Soup Girl collection from My Mind's Eye. I accented the hearts with more Basic Grey buttons. To dress up the twill ribbon, I stamped one of the sentiments from the set right onto the ribbon.
Here is a close-up of the tag that I made for the candy jar. My lollipop loving, little girl is colored up with Copic Markers (BG11, BG13, E000, E00, E11, E25, E27, E40, R20, R22, and R24.) I added some glitter to the lollipop for a bit of sparkle. The tag was made with my Classic Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities. The classic oval uses the same "Lovely" paper that I used for the hearts and the scalloped oval is made with Bo Bunny's Passion Fruit Dot paper.
Thanks so much for visiting with me today. Lisa is offering an opportunity for you to win some "pretty" papers and "cute" stamps over on the Right at Home Scrapbooking blog, so head on over for your chance to win something. The link is here. I'll be back on Thursday with some more fun things to share. Until then, my friends...Toodles! :D
Monday, February 7, 2011
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope that you'll come back for a visit tomorrow. I have a couple of things to share with you and a special little announcement! Until then, my friends...Toodles! :D
Sunday, February 6, 2011
I hope that you have a wonderful start to the work week. It doesn't look like there are any major storms heading in our direction so hopefully we can get a full week of school in. Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit...Toodles! :D
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
This week's Blogger's Challenge is to use the colors red, black, and white. Would you like to play along too? Just link your card below. I should have probably made a Valentine with these colors, but I decided to go with this sweet little ladybug from my new Tiny Treats: Birthday set from Papertrey Ink. I used the Mat Stack 5 die from PTI to cut out the red polka dotted piece. Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red ink was used for this piece. I stamped the image, the sentiment, and the middle circle with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The little ladybug is colored with Copic Markers (C3, C9, Eooo, R20, and R29.) The polka dotted paper from October Afternoon is sewed to a cream panel. Before I added that panel to my card base, I used a zig zag stitch to add a wide strip of black. A few Papertrey Ink buttons in the right corner finish this card off.
So glad that you could take a moment to stop by for a visit! Try to stay warm and cozy! I'll see you all tomorrow...Toodles! :D