Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Papertrey May Blog Hop: Flowers!

Flowers! I love flowers! I often put flowers on cards, so I can't wait to see what others have done...

I had very little time today, so went with an almost instant card- a rose rub-0n. I framed it with Framed, then put some Primas down the side (I love Prima flowers, too!!), and Papertrey's leaf ribbon. It's set on a Papertrey die cut doily, both the doily and the rose frame were edged with New Leaf ink. After that they got layered on a piece of rose flowers from Basic Grey. The base card and the doily are Berry Sorbet, as is the ribbon. Three matching pearls, and voila! Done!

Looking at it through the lens, I think I will add a wee butterfly on the upper right edge of the rose- do you think??

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Next Quilt

Thought you might like to see what I have been working on~ other than cards and sweaters, lol! The star blocks are 4.5 inches, and after I took the photos I decided I need another 21, plus 22 ore of the print blocks.

I was trying to decide what I should use as a border. Not sure I like this one, lol, so I need to trial a few others. I am working on this at the cabin, so I had to come home and gather up some more fabrics to try~ will head back up to the mountains this coming weekend to put a few more hours in! Ha! What fun!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Nothing Original Here

I claim nothing about this card, lol- see the one I copied here.

Her's was a boy card, mine is a girl... that's about the biggest change, lol. I say when you see perfection, leave it alone!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Baby Scraps!

I'd like to call this a CAS card, since I made it from scraps in the pink scraps pile on the desk-

The background piece is done with PTI's Simple Valentine. The day I made this is probably the first and last time I played with this set. No reason, other than I moved on to another set and never went back. I am not sure who made the pink dotted paper, but it is not PTI. PTI's Sweet Blush matched really well, though, so I am sad to not know where it came from.

That's a retired SU baby, one of my favoritest images ever!! The alphabet is a MS punch. The layered circles are from PTI's Limitless layers 1 3/4 inch dies, if you do not own this set you need to. One of my next purchases will be the larger 2.5 inch dies.

See! CAS!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

CKC Goodies~

I love going to the CKC shows; the DD always goes with me and we have so much fun! For the past 2 years Westley (now 15 months) has gone with us, lol, and he is such a joyful little boy that it makes it all that much more fun!

While I don't have a video camera, I thought you might like to see some of the gobs of things I bought over the past 2 days.

First is this Rubber Stamp Pad from Darice. It is 11 x 17 inches, and .5 inches thick. it may well become my favoritest thing from this show. I've already stamped lots of things on it today, and it works perfectly! Yay! I just wish it had a grid on it, lol.

Alex took 2 Copic classes, I did not take any. Since she doesn't have many Copics, after her classes we went right to the vendor that I knew had all of the colors. I think I bought 13 at the show. Unfortunately, as we made our way around the vendor floor, we found cheaper Copics, but those vendors didn't have all of the colors. Once we found cheaper ones, she bought more.

I took a great class with Strictly Scrapbooking using My Mind's Eye papers. For $28.00 we made 5 single pages, using all different line. After the class I went to their booth and bought a prepackaged kit to make a second page for each of the single pages we had done. The kit was $25.00, so all told I have 10 pages for $52.00. Not sure if that is an ok price or not, but there are leftovers, and the papers and pages are soooo pretty!

These pages use Stella & Rose, papers in mint and soft orange- so pretty! I know I have used a couple of these photos already in Wes's baby book, but the colors matched the Stella & Rose papers so well I just had to use them again.

The matching embellishments indicate these papers were meant to be feminine, but the colors are actually neutral, so I just left off the girly sentiments and made baby pages.

I'll try and get more done this week, and show you more things I bought!

April Papertrey Pages challenge

I am behind in scrapping some of our matching sweaters- maybe 5 years behind?? This book is 8.5 x 11; you'd think with less space it would be easier- not so for me! It does make the background stamped papers a bit easier to do, though. I stamped the new PTI Chevron Stripes set in Memento Black then colored in between the lines with different blue Copics. I sliced the 8.5 x 11 inch sheet in made down the line where the stamps met since I hadn't taken the time to make them line up perfectly. That gave me two pieces of different sizes to use.

Since the challenge was to sew on your pages, I went wild last night sewing away!! I tried to be clever and see how freehand 'quilting' worked on paper. Let's just say it's not quite the same hand motion, but like quilting, should get better with practice! Also, I couldn't find a size 14 needle, so I used a 16. Even though I was sewing through layers when I did the photos, I think the 16 made too big of a hole- lesson learned!!

Those are PTI buttons from Blueberry Sky and Enchanted Evening mixes.

The year numbers are cut from Basic Black with By the Numbers Dies. A Mat Stack 4 diecut from Stampers Select sits on a diecut from one of the Nestability Labels. A couple pieces of the yarn we used is wrapped around with another button on top.

I was excited to have sun today to take photos, but lol, that means shadows when you live in the trees!!!

I spent most of the weekend at a CKC Scrapbooking show and took classes- how inspiring that is!!! Why don't cardmaking magazines do this with different stamp vendors and paper and ribbon and button sellers????