Monday, December 19, 2011

CASE Study #70, The Play Date Cafe #111

This week's challenge at CASE Study from the December muse Amy Sheffer:

Plus this week's colors from The Play Date Cafe:

Equals this card from me:

Supply List:

stamps - Stampin' Up! (Small Script, Stamp of Authenticity)
cardstock - American Crafts (Shadow); Stampin' Up! (Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Taken with Teal)
ink - Stampin' Up! (Basic Grey, Taken with Teal)
patterned paper - Lilybee Design (This & That - teacup)
ribbon - Stampin' Up!(off white sheer); May Arts (gingham)
dies - Stampin' Up! (Lattice, Beautiful Butterflies, Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder)
template - Coluzzle (circle)
button - unknown
other - Stampin' Up (pearls, linen thread)

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

December 2011 MemoryWorks Express kit projects

Hey there!  Just sharing my projects that I created from the December MemoryWorks Express kit. I love everything in this kit. The colors are gorgeous, and perfect for some pictures of my girls that I had taken this past June (Which I would have never expected from a December kit :) .

December 2011 MemoryWorks Express Kit Contains:

Patterned Paper 

{1} 12x12 Sunday Dinner - Farmhouse (October Afternoon)

{1} 12x12 Clothesline - Farmhouse (October Afternoon)
{1} 12x12 Kitchen Cupboard - Farmhouse (October Afternoon)
{1} 12x12 Everywhere Correspond - Lost & Found 2 (My Minds Eye)
{1} 12x12 Lovely Plaid - Lost & Found 2 (My Minds Eye)
{1} 12x12 Blue Newsprint - Simple Basics (Simple Stories)

Solid Cardstock
{1} 12x12 Mustard (American Crafts) 
{1} 12x 12 Coffee (American Crafts)
{1} 12x12 Surf (American Crafts)
{1} 12x12 Shadow (American Crafts)
{1} 12x12 Vanilla (American Crafts)

{1} 12x12 Farmhouse Shape Stickers (October Afternoon)
{1} 3x6 Lost & Found 2 Forever Label Stickers (My Minds Eye)
{1} 3x6 Stella Rose Remember Journal Card (My Minds Eye)
{1} Package Brown Calendar Journaling Sprouts (Jillibean Soup)
{3} Mini Wood Spools (Maya Road)
{1} Vintage Mini Wood Ruler (Maya Road)
{1} Die Cut Wood Doily - Assorted Styles (Maya Road)
{2} Velvet Resin Blossoms (Maya Road)
{3} Toggle Wood Buttons - Assorted Styles (Prima)

{1} Bonnet Blooms - Assorted Colors (Jenni Bowlin) 
{1} ½ Yard Antique Gold Loop Edge Ribbon (May Arts) 
{1} ½ Yard Brown & Cream Gingham Ribbon (May Arts) 
{1} 12'" Cream Crochet Lace (May Arts) 

{1} 6x6 Mustard (American Crafts) 
{1} 6x6 Coffee (American Crafts) 
{1} 6x6 Surf (American Crafts) 
{1} 6x6 Shadow (American Crafts) 
{1} 6x6 Vanilla (American Crafts) 

My Favorite Girls:

I used one of the envelopes to kind of mat/ground the photos, and  tucked some of the embellishments inside of it. Would be great for hidden journaling, too.

Best Friends:

 I used an exacto knife to trace around the butterfly on the patterned paper from My Mind's Eye, and popped up the wings. Then I added some stickles to make it stand out a little more.

Happy Birthday:
This is probably my favorite project, I just love that butterfly. I used a half inch circle punch for my border along the bottom of the card. I added the rhinestones, which were not in the kit.

This was one of the fastest/easiest of my projects. You don't need to add much when you have such an awesome focal point :) Again, I added the pearls, which were not in the kit.

Happy Hellos:
I popped up the little round thread sticker/embellishment so I could wrap some actual thread around it and add the heart tag - that I punched right out of the bottom of the card.

Just because I care:
This is another card that came together quickly/easily. It was also my last I might have just been running out of steam :)

Flower Pin:
I just hot glued some leaves (which were not in the kit) to the back of this awesome flower, and then hot glued a round chipboard element to the back to make it a bit more sturdy/durable. Finally, I hot glued the pin that came with the kit to the chipboard. A very quick/cute accessory :) 

Ok, that's all of my projects.......

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

CASE Study #69, The Play Date Cafe #110 & Mojo Monday #218, Color Throwdown #171

Two cards to show today :)

This weeks challenge from The December muse Amy Sheffer, over at CASE Study:

Plus this color combo from The Play Date Cafe:

Equals this card from me:

Supply List:
cardstock - Stampin' Up! (Whisper White, Soft Sky, Real Red, Kiwi Kiss)
stamps - Stampin' Up! (Lots of Thoughts)
ink - Stampin' Up! (Brilliant Blue)
dies - Stampin' Up! (leaves, lattice{used negatives for flower petals};Spellbinders (bracket/labels)
punches - Stampin' Up!(designer label, 1/2 inch circle)
embossing folder - Ranger
brass elements - WeRMemoryKeepers
rhinestones - Stampin' Up!
glitter glue - Ranger (Diamond Stickles)
ribbon - unknown

This week's sketch from Mojo Monday:

Plus this color combo from the Color Throwdown:

Equals this card from me:

Supply List:
cardstock - Stampin' Up!(Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Bravo Burgundy)
stamps - Stampin' Up! (Lots of Thoughts)
ink - Stampin' Up! (Baroque Burgundy, Close to Cocoa, Crumb Cake)
patterned paper - Stampin' Up! 
embossing folder - Stampin' Up! (Square Lattice)
die - Spellbinders (bracket/label)
other - Stampin' Up! (pearls, ribbon, thread)
button - Unknown

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

CASE Study #68, The Shabby Tea Room #90

This week's challenged from the December muse, Amy Sheffer, at CASE Study:

Plus this challenge from The Shabby Tea Room:

Equals this card from me:

Supply list:

stamps - Stampin' Up! (Lots of Thoughts)
cardstock - Stampin' Up! (Whisper White, Basic Black, Very Vanilla)
ink - Stampin' Up! (Basic Black)
brads - American Crafts
glitter glue - Ranger (Silver Stickles)
decorative scissors - Fiskars (stamp)
ribbon - Jo-Ann Fabric
embossing folder - Ranger (Vintage Postcard)
other - Stampin' Up!(rhinestones, linen thread, felt snowflake); unknown (button, vinage sheet music)

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Mojo Monday #207, Color Throwdown #170

This weeks sketch from Mojo Monday:

Plus this color combo from Color Throwdown:

Equals this card from me:

Supply List:

stamps - Stampin' Up! (All About U)
cardstock - Stampin Up! (Whisper White, Real Red, Night of Navy); Bazzil Basics (Daisy)
ink - Stampin' Up! (Real Red, Night of Navy, Summer Sun)
patterned paper - Stampin Up!(Designer Series paper)
ribbon - Jo-Ann Fabrics
other - Stampin' Up! (rhinestone, button, linen thread, Square Lattice embossing folder, Coluzzle circle template)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

CASE Study #67, Color Throwdown #169

This week's challenge from CASE Study:

Plus this color challenge from Color Throwdown (which I didn't get done on time):

Equals this card from me:

Supply List:
stamps - Stampin' Up! (Romantic Rose, It's Your Birthday)
cardstock - Stampin' Up! (Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal)
ink - Stampin' Up! ( Baja Breeze, Taken with Teal, Real red)
glitter glue - Ranger (Diamond Stickles)
embossing folder - Stampin' Up! (Perfect Polka dots)
other - Stampin Up! (rhinestones, corner rounder, 1/2 inch circle punch)

I inked up the Romtanic Rose stamp with Baja Breeze, then I used the Taken with Teal marker to ink up just the large rose to make it stand out a little. This technique works pretty well for colors that are similar...a little more tricky if you have contrasting colors.
Also, since my big stamp is so detailed...I thought it would make it much too busy to stamp polka dots across the bottom. So, instead I dry embossed some polka dots, and topped them with Stickles.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

The Frog Game....A layout, and a tip!

The Frog Game:

While there are all kinds of paper flower tutorials going around, I'm not usually one to come up with these types of awesome techniques on my own.  But, I do love to use die cuts, and am always looking for ways to use them creatively.  This 'Square Lattice' die from Stampin' Up! is one of my favorites, I use it a lot.  I also always save the negative pieces, although I've never used them for anything.  When I started getting things around for this page, I knew I wanted a frog theme.  So, I wanted to make lily pads and waterlilies. Right away, I thought about negative pieces from this die, but of course I didn't have any white ones saved :) So, I also incorporated the main part of the die onto my page as well.

 This is the die shown with some of the negatives from it....

I ran a 1/2 inch yellow punched circle through a sticker maker, (I'm sure double stick tape, or any other adhesive would work fine, too.) and stuck on six of the 'petals'.

For each of my waterlilies, I made two of these, and stuck them together with some double stick foam tape.  I then topped them off with a rhinestone, and stuck them to my 'lily pads'. The lily pads are two inch circles cut from green cardstock, with a small notch cut out of them. That's it, so simple.  The full list of supplies I used on this page are:

cardstock - Stampin' Up! (Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Very Vanilla)
patterned paper - Pink Paislee (Hometown Summer: Green Acres, Fruit Stand, Summer Fun)
letter stickers - American Crafts (Patchwork Fabric Thickers); Sassafras (wood grain)
die - Stampin' Up! (Square Lattice)
pearls - Recollections
other - Stampin' up! (rhinestones, 1/2 inch circle punch); Coluzzle (2 inch circle template)
adhesive - Xyron (sticker maker), Scotch (double stick tape), Elmers (foam mounting tape)

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Memory Works Simple Stories Life's Celebrations Blog Hop

Join the MemoryWorks TeamWorks team for an all new BLOG HOP! Our fabulous TeamWorks team members will be sharing projects using all four new Simple Stories lines. Join in the blog hop to see which of our four new lines our talented TeamWorks gals choose as their favorite! The hop starts at the MemoryWorks Blog and ends at the Simple Stories blogComment on one or ALL the blogs for a chance to win a Simple Stories kit of your very own!

Welcome to the Memory Works 'Life's Celebrations' Blog Hop sponsored by Simple Stories! A prize will be given to one lucky 'hopper', so be sure to leave a comment at every stop for a better chance to win.  If you are just joining us, go back and start HERE.  If you happen to get side tracked, there is a map of the blogs at the end of this post.
All of the projects I have posted are created with Simple Stories' "Happy Day" collection.  I used this fabulous kit to get caught up on some of my girls' birthday photos from this year and last...

A couple of pages from my girls' 8th birthday:

Birthday Party Fun
I used some of the little dot stickers from the kit to make hole reinforcers for my tag-banners.  I also used some of the larger ones topped with rhinestones to connect my banner.

Birthday Cake
I used a scalloped circle punch to make 'bites' out of the sides of the page.

A couple of pages from their 9th birthday this year:

I used a half inch circle punch to take a notch out of the top and bottom edges of this page. I love punching shapes out of my pages, I don't know why....

Nine Years

So many quick and cute card options! Both of my cards came together in just minutes:

It's Your Day!

Happy Happy Birthday

I hope you have enjoyed my projects! Now, you are off to visit  Lacey's beautiful blog!

Memory Works -----> Start
Jade -----> You were here
Kelly  -----> You are HERE
Lacey -----> Go here next
Simple Stories -----> Finish

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Color Combos Galore #210, Mojo Monday #207

This weeks challenge from Color Combos Galore:

Plus this sketch from Mojo Monday:

Equals this card from me:

Supply List:
stamps: Stampin' Up! (Happy Harmony)
cardstock : Stampin' Up! (Soft Suede, Very Vanilla); unknown (taupe)
ink: Stampin' Up! (Close to Cocoa + True Thyme)
patterned paper: Stampin' Up! (stripe); Crate Paper (orange); Pink Paislee (ledger)
embossing folder: Stampin' Up!(Square Lattice)
rub-on: K&Company (stitches)
button: unknown
other: Stampin' Up! (pearls, linen thread, ribbon)

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Color Combos Galore #209, Clean & Simple Stamping #157

This week's Colors from Color Combo's Galore:

Plus this sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping:

Equals this card from me:

Supply List:
stamps:  Stampin' Up! (Delightful Doodles, Everyday Flexible Phrases)
cardstock: Stampin' Up! (Whisper White); Bazzill (Papaya Puree Dark)
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye (Stella & Rose - Silly Stripe); BoBunny (Forever Fall - Dusk); Crate 
Paper (brown scallop border)
ink: Stampin' Up!( Early Espresso, Cameo Coral/Real Red)
border sticker: Crate Paper (Farmhouse)
other: Basic Grey (brad); Stampin' Up! (rhinestones, embossing folder)
fiber: unknown

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