Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tag for CHA

I am getting very excited as I get ready to leave for Chicago to attend CHA. This is the tag I created with my online avatar for my backpack. Sorry I already attached it to the backpack (polka dot background). I used PTIs Everyday Button Bits for bird and sentiment. I cut a paper button (PTI dp) using a Sizzix die. I punched a few flowers with SU punch and added a bit of bling. The photo was taken many, many, moons ago so I thought I should help people recognize me from the blogosphere. I am sure that I will be like a little kid in a candy store (we have recently had some experience with this) and want one of everything I see. I pray that I will show some restraint.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink- July Blog Hop: Office Supplies

Hello Everyone! It is that time of the month again where we get to play with all our paper supplies and make something fun. This months Blog Hop we were asked to create something using office supplies. So I chose to create two birthday cards, one feminine and one masculine. I made the paper clip embellies on the first card using an out dated calendar, in which I punched 3 small flowers using a Fiskars punch and a silver brad. I curled up the petals of the flower to give more life. I also used these small flowers as the center of a corkboard flower, cut using the Daisy Sizzix die, because what office does not have a bulletin board.
I used PTIs Bitty Baby Blessings dp to create a small file folder and PTIs Bird Watching stamp set for the sentiment. I stamped the background paper (Mellow moss, SU) using a stamp from Hampton Arts. I used Martha Stewart XL border lace die in More mustard (SU) and mellow moss grosgrain ribbon. I took a few tighter shots of the embellishements.

This is the masculine version below. I substituted stars where the flowers were above. I again used PTIs Bitty Baby Blessings dp for the file folder, more mustard (SU) background paper, PTIs Bird Watching stamp set for sentiment, binder clips, green twine, and a cork star with a faux push pin made from a circle of the dp. I added a piece of green crimped paper for some texture and visual interest. I have trouble with masculine designs, so this one looks a bit plain to me, but typically guys do not "go for all the frills us ladies go for". Please leave me a comment, I love to hear what you have to say. I am also very excited about going to CHA and hope to meet some of you there. Thank you and enjoy the Hop!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

You're so very tweet- Window Embossed Card

I tried a new technique of creating an embossed window for the image.
Stamps: Bird Watching, PTI
Ink: Tuxedo black, Memento
Paper: Ruby red, Stampin Up!; blue, The Paper Company; light blue, DCWV
Techniques: Cut out window in blue with Spellbinder oval die, cut out scallop oval in Ruby red with Spellbinder die; colored image with Copic markers
Tools: tag die, Stampin Up!; swiss dot embossing folder, Cuttlebug; Spellbinder dies
Embellishments: white grosgrain ribbon, Stampin Up!
Hope you enjoy. Have a great week. Please leave me a comment.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Stitched Bird Baby Card

Hi everyone,
I have been MIA for a while. It is Fair time and we are working very hard to get all the 4-H projects completed and ready to be turned in this week. Every year we say we will start them all earlier in the year and every year we are working up to the last second. This year actually has been calmer than past years, but still very busy. I hope to be able to post some new creations thoughout this week.
Here is a baby card I made for some friends who are celebrating the arrival of their sweet new bundle of joy. After the PTI Blog Hop, where I stiched the apple, I realized this technique was not as hard as I thought it would be so here is a second attempt. I used a stich-on template kit that I bought on clearance from Michaels by K and Company. I had bought some stiching templates a while back from OTC and their template did not have holes and I am not sure how to go about creating holes that are not too large. If anyone has any ideas please leave me a comment below.
This card otherwise is fairly straight forward. The sentiment is from PTIs Bird Watching set. I used the Fiskars border punch at the bottom of the card. I punched a flower out of dp and placed a PTI button in the center.
The fingers are my sweet son's. I had remembered as we arrived to give the gift that I did not take a photo of the card, I did have my camera with me so my son held the card and voila.
Thank you for stopping by and looking and I would love it if you would leave me a comment.