Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fun Alcohol Inky B-day Card

Just a fun b-day card I made for my friend, Jae.
  • Recipe:
  • Alcohol Inks: Lettuce, Butterscotch, Eggplant
  • green and green/polka dot ribbons
  • Pear/Asian stamp is Tin Can Mail by Inkadinkadoo
  • Olive Green Stazon inkpad
  • sentiment stamp by Marcella K Clear Stamps
  • Cuttlebug butterfly die
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder: Bubbles
  • Papershapers Scalloped Photo Corner punch
  • eggplant rhinestone for to 'dot' the 'i' in birthday
  • glossy photo paper for main background
  • Distress inks: Mustard Seed and Peeled paint (used with sponge)
  • glue dots

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenges #33: Monogram Gift Set

Okay, so I kinda 'went to town' using all kinds of tools/embossing folders, inks on this one. This is for the Cuttlebug Challenges #33: Monogram Gift Sets challenge. This gift set is for my son's teacher who is getting married this summer. Her surname initial will be changing so this is perfect!!!
Huge list of tools and supplies:
Fiskar border punches: Effervescence, Upper Crest, Sunburst
Stampin' Up! punches: scalloped cirle and small top note punch (may have another name)
Paper Shapers photo corner punch
Stampin' Up! "S" Stamp: Best Friends Alphabet
Martha Stewart Doily Lace edge punch
Distress Inks: Broken China, Peeled Paint
various inkpads by See D's
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders: Dots and Spots, Swiss Dot, D'Vine Swirls, Argyle, Perfect Paisley, Bubbles, flourish corner punch ef
various ribbons
all cards by DCWV as well as some of the cs
all mini brads by Making Memories
Put all cards in acetate envelope and glued inside of folder that has additional mongrams on it and closed with belly wrapper to complete gift set.
Not gonna write out all that I did here, hopefully it is obvious. An electric die cut machine was actually starting to make sense today (hee hee). Hope you like it! And I REALLY hope the teacher does :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenges #32 Hearts/Butterflies

This book is my submission for Cuttlebug Challenges #32: Hearts and Butterflies. I obviously went with the hearts here. Made this cute little mini book for my son's teacher who is getting married this summer. The acrylic heart is difficult to see unless you click on photo for close-up.
  • red mini tag book by K&Company
  • cream and black cs
  • Martha Stewart Doily Lace edge punch
  • key charm by Lost and Found
  • 'yours' brad by Basic Grey
  • Fired Brick Distress inkpad
  • red chipboard heart and ghost acrylic heart both by Heidi Swapp
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dot and D'Vine Swirls embossing folders
  • flourish rub-ons by Stampin Up!
  • antiqued silver eyelet (source unknown)
  • Crop-a-dile
  • red and black ribbon
  • scripted transparency by Basic Grey: Motifica papers
  • dictionary page with 'cherish' defined on it

I used the Cuttlebug embossing folders on both the chipboard and the acrylic heart (need to click on photo to see it in the close up). Made the tag out of black cs and edged with the Martha Stewart edge punch; mounted on cream tag and inked edges with sponge on Fired Brick Distress inkpad; cut strip out of dictionary and layer on black piece; cut tag out of the Basic Grey scripted transparency/acetate and layered on top of all; attached w/eyelet and added ribbon and charm; added sentiment brad to tiny tag that threads around button to close album; added flourishes for final touch. Hope you like it!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Basic Grey Challenge #35---Ice Cream

Here it mycard for the Basic Grey Challenge #35---Ice Cream! The challenge was to be inspired by your fav ice cream. I took another twist on this and looked at my Basic Grey papers to see if they reminded me of any ice cream combos. These papers reminded me immediately of Pistachio with Carmel Sauce. Sounds weird but it has that whole nuts w/caramel thing goin' on! :)
  • Basic Grey designer papers: Motifica
  • Distress Ink---Vintage Photo and Tea Dye
  • ribbons by All My Memories
  • cream and sage cs
  • sentiment is a Stampin'Up! stamp
  • sponge
  • ice cream cone stencil by Pebbles Inc.
  • Fiskars border punch: Rope
  • foam pop dots

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #18 Submission

Here it is----my card for the Sweetest Thing: Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #18:


  • Memory Boutique: dp, silk flowers, rhinestone brads, chipboard flower

  • polka dot ribbon---Micheal's

  • green ribbon is American Crafts

  • sentiment stamp by Marcella K

  • distress inks: Broken China and Peeled Paint

  • teal Stazon ink pad

  • Cuttlebug embossing folder---Swiss Dots

  • flower rhinestone by Heidi Swapp

  • cream and deep teal cs

  • sponge

Made card from cream cs; cut triangles out of dp and adhered to card; cut square from cream cs and inked edges as well as edges of card with Broken China distress ink; matted square on teal cs and adhered on top of dp; added ribbons; cut rectangle from cream cs and stamped sentiment with teal Stazon ink; inked edges with Peeled Paint distress ink and matted on teal cs; pop-dotted for dimension; ran chipboard flower thru Cuttlebug using Swiss Dots ef; inked with Broken China distress ink and edged with Peeled Paint distress ink; added silk flowers and rhinestone brads then adhered to card; finally, added rhinestone flower to "dot" the "i" in birthday.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Board Book and Cuttlebug---Be Inspired #31

Here it is---my submission for Cuttlebug Challenges Be Inspired #31: Board Book and Cuttlebug:

Huge recipe on this one:
  • Martha Steward Doily Lace edge punch
  • raw chipboard flourish by Memory Boutique
  • white Pearl Ex powder mixed with water in Ranger Mister
  • adhesive rhinestones by Heidi Swapp
  • Fiskars shapecutter with small oval template
  • masks by Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Flourish, Ransom, Timeworks and mini Compass
  • sponge
  • Distress Inks: Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade
  • Fiskars Oval border punch: Violets are Blue
  • paper: rust, white cs; Petite Pink Poises dp by Carolyn Holt designs
  • raw chipboard book: 6 inch Sarabook by Hot Off the Press
  • Cuttlebug embossing folders: Swiss Dots, Birds and Swirls
  • fibers: Adornaments by EK Success
  • stamp sentiment by The Paper Company Studio
  • copper thread
  • clear heat embossing powder; heat gun
Covered the front of book with dp; back of book with rust cs; cut out large oval from white cs and cut in half lengthwise; used Fiskars Oval border punch on curved side; ran thru CB with Swiss Dots ef and inked with Spiced Marmalade; adhered to right side of cover; used shapecutter to cut small oval shape; cut top and bottom of oval with Fiskars Oval border punch; ran thru CB w/Birds and Swirls eb to create birdcage; cut another oval out of white cs, ran thru CB with Swiss Dots eb and inked over raised dots and edges with Spiced marmalade; then matted birdcage on top of that; adhered to cover with pop dots for dimension; inked chipboard flourish with Dried Marigold as well as edges of book front and back; spritzed flourish with Pearl Ex powder mixed with water in a Ranger Mister; adhered to cover with pop dots overhanging birdcage; added copper thread connected it to birdcage; added adhesive rhinestones to flourish; stamped sentiment with Dried Marigold onto white cs and inked; matted on white and rust layers of cs edged with the Martha Stewart Doily Lace edge punch; adhered to under flourish; added fibers to connect book and pages; made handmade bead with dp cut to long triangle, rolled up and heat embossed with clear embossing powder to creat sheen; Used Tim Holtz masks and Dried Marigold ink to decorate individual pages.

Cuttlebug Challenges Be Inspired: Custom Gift Bag

I know I have been MIA lately but I am back now. Here to share my submission for the Cuttlebug Challenges Be Inspired--Custom Gift Bags.
  • brown paper gift bag
  • black, white and red cs
  • various black, white and red ribbons
  • 3 small black brads
  • black Stazon ink pad
  • Red Fire Brick Distress ink pad
  • Design Runner
  • sponge
  • Stampers Anoymonous Stamp by Tim Holtz
  • D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder
  • deckle edge blade with Fiskars cutter

Here I simply ran long panel of black cs thru Cuttlebug with D'Vine swirl ef twice to emboss entire length; cut along all edges of this panel with Fiskars cutter using deckle edge blade; tore long strips of red cs; adhered all three to bag; stamped Stampers Anonomous Bird image on red cs and tore out and inked edges with black ink before adhering to black panel; added criss-crossed red and black ribbon toward bottom of bag; used Design Runner to print sentiment on white cs then tore out and edged with red distress ink using sponge; added the 3 black brads and adhered to bottom of bag. Finished off by adding various red, white and black ribbons to handle of bag.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Gift of Love

I received another blog award today. This award has special meaning to me because it came from one of my dear Design Diva friends, June. Since meeting June I have been inspired to start blogging and entering blog challenges. She has been influential in many ways both in the craft arena of my life as well as a friend. I truly will cherish this award!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenges Spa Weekend: Inspiration from Jennifer Mcguire

Cuttlebug Challenges had the most awesome spa weekend event this past weekend. There were lots of tutorials and challenges. This is the only one I got to, unfortunately. Anyway, it is the Inspiration with Jennifer Mcguire: Using sanding with embossing folders.
Here I used:
red textured card by DCWV
dp---by Paper Pizazz: Red Music
black cs for mat
Used white core black cs for tag; embossed with Allegro embossing folder, then sanded to expose white core.
Stamped image and sentiment (from Inkadinkado) on white cs and edges with sponge and black ink.
antiqued silver large eyelety by Memories R Us; added black and white ribbon to tag
It is going to be a teacher thank you for my son's guitar teacher for teacher appreciation week.