Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Quick birthday card

So I got all of the Valentine's made and mailed.  I have my hubby's bday present in hand... have since Christmas actually though his bday is today.  I realized though that I had no bday card and no Valentine's gift for him.  *sigh*  So.  The card is made and I guess I'll make a quick trip out tomorrow for a Vday gift.

Stamps: All Paper Smooches: sentiment & cupcake freebies, tag from Qwik Qwips
Paper: (Whisper White, Real Red (beind heart punch)): Stampin' Up, (Blue Awning): K&Co.
Twine: The Twinery
Misc: Copics, Heart punch

Paper Smooches: Heart

Shopping Our Stash: Birthday (I've had that print paper here for about a year and just untaped it today)

Saturday, February 9, 2013

MORE Valentine's Day Cards!

I'm sure it comes as a surprise... NOT!

First, I saw an interesting sketch over at CARDs that I wanted to try out.  I went with a rectangular shape rather than square to make it more mailable.  It's one of those cards that looked better in my mind than it did once it hit paper.  However, the hubby loves it and it's for his mom so yay me!  LOL!

All paper: Stampin' Up
Ink: Stampin' Up, Distress Marker
Punch/Die: Stampin' Up


This was the card that was a bit delayed on.  I wanted a smaller doily and bought some new ones... and ended up liking my old ones a lot better.  Figures.  Credit where credit is due- saw this card from Lea and HAD to case it!

Papers, ink, dies: Stampin' Up
Stamps: (Banner): Stampin' Up, (Happy Valentine's Day): Repeat Impressions
Doily: Wilton
Hat Pin: Ellen Jarvis @ Card Monkey
Twine: Divine Twine
Washi: ACMoore

Pumpkin Spice: Valentine's
Scrapbooker's Paradise: Loved One

The Kraft Journal: Favorite kraft project of 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Chalkboard Valentine

Valentine's cards, part deux.  Yesterday I saw a card on Moxie Fab that dropped my jaw.  I wanted to make one.  I wanted to make one BAD.  I started on kraft paper and it just looked a bit blah. .)

That's as far as I got before I started to set it aside so I could start on card 4 (yeah, 4.  2 is on the back burner until I get a doily).  Another thing I've wanted to try recently is the chalkboard technique.  Then, DUH Jen!  Those gems and such would pop quite nicely on black!  So here's the result:

I used Betsy Veldman's chalkboard tutorial.  Obviously I went for the VERY smudgy look.  LOL!

As an aside, my "Tip of the Day": Something I found that worked well was to use something clear (I used a stamp block was nice since it didn't roll under the weight but a sheet of acetate would have been good too) to line up my buttons and bling over the card.  Some of the bling was sticky backed so unless I'd cut it out, it would have been difficult to put on the paper and shift until I got it where  I liked.  It definitely simplified the layout process and when I changed cards, I already liked the "bling layout" so I was able to just put the block to the side and then put it back in place for final tweaks when the black card was done.

Ink: (Whisper White): Stampin' Up, (VersaMark): Tsukineko

Stamps: (Love): Stampin' Up, (Happy Valentine's Day): Repeat Impressions
Bling: Creative Charms, Studio 18, Walmart, Bazzill, Stampin' Up, Vintage buttons
Misc: (White colored pencil): Crayola

Apron Strings Day #2: Old bling, new paper.  The paper came last week in my Stampin' Up order and some of the bling is the first bling I bought and several buttons were my grandmother's.  

Southern Girls: Bling it On
Top Tip Tuesday: Let Me Call You Sweetheart

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Perfect pairs for Valentine's

Hey look!  It's me again!  I haven't been much in a crafty mood recently and while I got a start on some of our Disney layouts, there hasn't been much else.  However, Valentine's is forcing me back in the saddle again.  So here's the first installment, a card for my husband.

I've been wanting to ink this set again for a while now since it hasn't seen the light of day since Father's Day last year (hey Lori @ Apron Strings!) and I thought it would be fun for Valentine's Day.  I've also wanted to try a multi-layered card, the kind where you create multiples of the same image and layer them on top of each other for depth.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Love n' Breakfast)

Papers: Stampin' Up
Twine: Divine Twine
Ink: Black Momento
Misc: Copics, LOTS of pop-dots/Dimensionals

Lawnscaping: Valentine's Inspiration (Red vase, pink flowers, w/ browns)

Top Tip Tuesday: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Paper Girls Challenge: Twine
The Corrosive Challenge: Hearts & Flowers