Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Bride & A Groom

Hi all!  I have an elegant wedding card for you today.  When I do my cards for the museum gift shop, they ask not to have holiday specific cards.  In my last batch, I pulled out the Bride & Groom die-namics from MFT and they work great on a nice, big, square card.

I wanted the die-namics to really be the focal point here, so I kept the layout really simple.  The card base is Basic Grey with a mat of black.  The designer paper is from Making Memories Black Tie.   {We all have those packs of 6x6 paper that we absolutely LOVE, are a good number of years old and should have been purchased in duplicate or triplicate.  This is one of them for me!}  I cut the brides dress out of white card stock and then again with a patterned vellum.  The "couple" is matted on a Stitched Circle in Basic Grey.  The bride's dress is decorated with pearls in the center of each "flower" and a waistband.  The groom's tux has black rhinestone buttons.

Challenge Submissions
Through the Craft Room Door -- Anything Goes
Make My Monday -- Diecuts & Punches

A Bride & A Groom: MFT Bride & Groom dienamics, Stitched Circle STAX dienamics, SU Basic Grey,  black and white card stock, vellum, Making Memories Black Tie, rhinestones, pearls

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

MFTWSC195 Happy Haunting

Hi all!  Happy Sunday!  A quick post as I'm doing this between football commercials!  I have my weekly MFTWSC card today.

The other week, I was lucky enough to win the Spooky Sentiments set from Amy Rohl's blog.  I finally inked it up today.

Background stamps to the rescue again!  Since I don't have the Blueprints 18  to create the diagonals, I cut my white card stock to 4 x 5.25 and inked it up with the Confetti Background stamp using Only Orange and Grape Jelly.  Then I cut it at the angle I wanted.  I created a grid with my Pinstripe Background on a piece of scrap paper.  I then used the bottom portion of my confetti piece to cut the grid on the angle I needed.

For my sentiment, I stamped the Happy Haunting sentiment and cut it out with a Stitched Circle.  I popped that up on a double circle of Grape Jelly and Orange Fizz.  Some stitched ribbon and a little bat completed this fun Halloween card.

Challenge Submissions
Crafting When We Can -- No Designer Papers
Pile It On -- The Witching Hour/Halloween
The Corrosive Challenge -- Halloween Colors

Happy Haunting: MFT Spooky Sentimetns, Grape Jelly card stock & dye ink, Stitched Circles STAX, Circles STAX, Confetti Background, Pinstripe Background; SU Only Orange, PTI Stampers Select white, black card stock, ribbon, bat

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

You Paint My Heart Happy

Happy Thursday everyone!  It's a rainy day here by us and the kids are off of school.  I have to brag a bit about my kids -- with breakfast this morning, both of them had their noses in books.  I didn't ask them to read.  They are both reading series that they are incredibly interested in and we have the problem of telling them they have to put the book down and they can't walk up the stairs while reading.  I was like this growing up and now I just fall asleep while reading.  Ha!

On this rainy day, I'm sharing another rainbow themed card.
Do you ever make a card/layout/etc that you just absolutely LOVE and it makes you smile?  That's how I feel about this card.  I used the thinnest Vertical Stitched Strips die to cut each color.  {Unfortunately, it isn't the full rainbow as I wasn't able to fit purple on there.}  The base is Grout Gray, which is such a pretty color.  My palette is also cut from Grout Gray.  The sentiment is from Clearly Sentimental about Art and I stamped it twice -- once in Steel Grey, leaving Paint uninked and then in Electric Red with just Paint inked.  LOVE how this turned out!  LOVE!

Challenge Submissions
Ruby's Rainbow - Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delight - Anything Goes

You Paint My Heart Happy: MFT Clearly Sentimental About Art, Artist Palette & Brush, Blueprints 16, Vertical Stitched Strips, Steel Grey hybrid ink, Electric Red dye ink, Gumdrop Green, Nightshift Blue, Electric Red, Orange Fizz, Grout Gray, Banana Split

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sending Love and Hugs

Hi all!  Happy Wednesday!  My kids are off the remainder of the week for the Rosh Hashanah holidays.  Although they are both loving their teachers and school, they are both excited about the long weekend and additional days off from school.

I have another card that I put together for the gift shop.
This was a lot of fun to put together.  I used the MFT You've Got Mail die and created a small envelope of hearts, pairing it together with Authentique Glory for a patriotic color combo.  The sentiment is from Doodle Garden Sweet Friend.

Challenge Submissions
Inky Chics - Anything Goes

Sending Love and Hugs: MFT Doodle Garden Sweet Friend, You've Got Mail, Stitched Circle STAX, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Steel Grey ink, PTI Pure Poppy, Kraft, Nightshift Blue, Authentique Glory, Memento Rich Cocoa, heart punch, twine

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I Think You're Spectacular

Hi all!  I've been busy creating cards to send off for consignment and celebrating our daughter's 9th birthday.  We didn't do a party for friends this year, just our family and low key is always better!  Don't get me wrong -- I love a good party and I love to plan them, but sometimes they make me a bit nutty! {My husband would probably say a LOT nutty!}

I have a fun, rather CAS card today.
It's pretty easy to say that both my daughter and I have a thing for rainbows.  I can't help but smile when I see one or any item with rainbow colors.   As you can see I'm still getting a lot of use out of the Geek is Chic stamps and dies from MFT.  As crafters, I'm sure we all have a stash of unused stamps or dies that we had to have.  I'm so glad I got the Geek is Chic sets -- and I'm equally happy that I've been loving them as much as I have!   I cut out a set of all 4 glass frames in each color -- I opted to keep my dies together and I will have a little stash of pre-cut frames.  I wanted this to be CAS,.  Each set of frames is run through the Xyron machine to add some adhesive to it.  I just lined them up and then added a rainbow of twine underneath and that great sentiment "I think you're spectacular."  I stamped a rainbow of frames on the inside as well.

Challenge Submissions
Creative Card Crew -- Twine
Cuttlebug Mania -- Anything die cut (entry #2)
The Sailing Pineapple -- My Favorite Things (rainbows, glasses dies)

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