Saturday, September 25, 2010

September 2010 Papertrey Blog Hop

I'm glad that this month's hop is an all day event, it gives me time to post something! So this month's challenge...

One of the most fun things about this hobby is the people you meet, whether in person or online, and the things you learn from them. Now is your chance to show off any skills you might have learned from a fellow stamper, and perhaps even give them a little shout out to thank them for the inspiration they have provided. Create a project using one of your favorite learned skills and perhaps after a little blog hopping, we will ALL learn some new tips and tricks and continue to pass on the love of this hobby!

A "skill" I've picked up on from several amazing fellow crafters, is the art of making one's own embellishments- especially the layered flower. I've been cardmaking for over 6 years now, and have always loved the idea of making my own embellishments, but only in the last year have I really started making my own layered flowers. There's tons of inspiration out there!
Dawn McVey has lots of fun cards featuring handmade floral embellishments and instructions to paper flowers here. Michelle Wooderson has a great eye for piecing together mixed media flowers. Just the other day she had a wonderful post up on her blog.

Here's my card:Supplies:
  • Stamps: Birthday Bash Greetings
  • Ink: Rich Cocoa
  • Paper: Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate
  • Accessories, etc.: Felt, Thread, Button, Vanilla ribbon, scalloped die, corner rounder

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Happy Fright Night

I saw the latest DoodleFactory Halloween release, and just had to get them! I always enjoy Irene's artwork, and the Ghoulies were no exception.

Here's a quick card I put together.

  • Stamps: Ghoulies, Spooky Sweets, Tin Types Background
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black, Fresh Snow, Elegant Eggplant
  • Paper: Ripe Avocado, Smokey Shadow, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant, White
  • Accessories, etc.: Goopy edge punch, Copics, pop dots

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Egads- September!

I guess August was a bit of a busy month (in a mostly good way!), I forgot to update all month! I haven't had much free time. I've made a few cards here and there, but mostly cards for the CAS blog.

So here's a card that was greatly inspired by Debbie Olson that I made yesterday evening. It's pretty basic, but I had fun recreating the tree look using different stamps. I ended up using the tree from Beyond Basic Borders, and leaves from Beautiful Blooms II and Turning a New Leaf.

  • Stamps: Beyond Basic Borders, Beautiful Blooms II, Turning a New Leaf, Birthday Bash Sentiments
  • Paper: Ridinghood Red, Kraft, Vanilla, DSP- Stampin' Up sets from last year
  • Accessories, etc.: baker's twine, pop dots, twill, button, sponge
Thanks for stopping by!