Tuesday, September 21, 2010

AC Weekly Challenge-Favorite Technique

This challenge was just calling my name!  I love cutting out embellishments from patterned papers!  I just bought some paper from the City Park Collection from AC and knew that I would end up cutting some balloons out. Perfect for this week's challenge: Favorite Technique!  So my favorite technique changes oftens, but the technique of the moment is cutting out paper designs.  Here is the card that I came up with:

I used the following AC papers: Grass Cardstock, Everyday-Gidday (sky), Craft Fair- Midge Gathermore (houses), and City Park- High Line Park (balloons).  I embossed the sky with Cuttlebug's Divine Swirl embossing folder. The stamp is from Studio G.

Monday, September 20, 2010

I'm sooooo ready for FALL!!!!

It feels like it has been so long since I have made a card! I found some cute fall paper from Imaginisce at my LSS this weekend and could not wait to try it out!  I am sooooo ready for fall weather!  I hear all everyone talking about how their weather is changing and it's so nice, but here in Houston it's still hot and muggy and icky!!!  Anyway, here is the card I came up with :

I started thought process of this card with the sketch challenge from The Paper Variety weekly challenge.  It is a new challenge site that just lauched this past week!  I am so excited to see what comes from this challenge site and hope is gets my creative mojo started up again!

I used a Studio G stamp I found in the Michael's $1 bin and stamped it on some orange marblized paper from The Paper Studio.  The cut-out leaves are attached to the Imaginisce paper (back pattern).  Strip patterns were cut out and added to the card.  Cream cardstock (The Paper Studio) was inked with brown ink and tied with brown hemp string.  "Thanks" is a diecut from the Cuttlebug.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Button Challenge for Practical Scrappers

This week's challenge is BUTTONS.  My favorite embellishments!!!!  I found some button paper and textured cardstock at Hobby Lobby and decided to use it for a layout of the birth of my first son. 

I inked the edges of the paper with Memento Ink-Bamboo Leaves.  I used a chipboard shape to trace and cut-out the patterned paper.  The chipboard letters are from The Paper Studio.  The real buttons are from Making Memories.

Friday, September 10, 2010

New weekly challenge for Practical Scrappers

This week's challenge at Practical Scrappers is to make a project using white core cardstock. 

I have limited experience using white core and decided to emboss and sand.

The texture white core carstock is from DCWV.  A birthday Cuttlebug embossing folder was used to create the images.  I sanded the images to reveal the white core of the cardstock.  A tag was punched and stamped with a Studio G stamp.  Stickers were used for the numbers (stash).

Friday, September 3, 2010

White Pen Challenge for Practical Scrappers

This week’s challenge over at Practical Scrappers is to use a White Pen. I did not have a white pen to work with, so it gave me the perfect reason to go shopping! Well, they did not have a white pen, but they had a white marker! I made a LO about the birth of my daughter. I made a paper flower (from a lunch bag) and outlined it with the marker. The swirls were hand-drawn and cut-out. I use chipboard letters for the title and also outlined some of the letters using the white pen.  The envelope was made with my new Martha Stewart scoreboard.

The patterned paper and buttons are from Making Memories. The green and pink cardstocks and chipboard letters are from The Paper Studio. The flower was made using a heart punch and a paper lunch bag.