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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

OWH MWT- Turquoise and Silver

So for this weeks challenge we had to use the colors Turquoise and silver. My inspiration came form the chevron pattern in the turquoise paper from Echo Park. I wanted to repeat the pattern in the silver and use a new stamp I picked up from my LSS that would complement perfectly. I've been distressing my papers lately. Not something I typically do but for some reason I've been using my Tim Holtz distress tool quite a bit.  I mirrored the flower pattern in the ribbon, the silver background stamp behind the sentiment and with the turquoise paper flower. I hope you enjoy my crazy combinations of pattern, texture and color!
Perfect pearls  Silver
Cuttlebug Folder  Herringbone
Echo Park 6 x 6 Paper Pad Everyday Eclectic
Inkadinkadoo Flower Garden
Paper Smooches Geo-Graphic
Cuttlebug Stitches Square
Celebrate it ribbon
Got Flowers Mulberry Paper flowers

OWH Sketch #147

Fo this sketch I was orignally going to use pink and brown but then I found this fun patterned paper in my stash and decided to go with the olive green, pinks & peaches.
I distressed the edges for some texture and inked the edges to help the distress pop. Simple layout yet so elegant. I enjoyed making this card using this week's OWH sketch
Megan Elizabeth Alpha Stamp set
Recollections Stamp set Butterfly
Studio G olive green ink
Create it ribbon
Fashion District patterned paper from Me & My Big Ideas

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Ski Jump Christmas Card

This is my second of 4 Christmas cards. I've had fun putting together the color selections. Again I hope this card inspires you to make your own cards.
Lili of the Valley Stamp - Ski Jump ST208
Bazill cardstock
Recollections patterned paper
Martha Stewart Aspen Snowflake punch around the page set
Celebrate it eggplant purple ribbon
Inkadinkadoo Linen White flocking
Hampton Art glitter glue

Christmas Dance Christmas Card

The beginning of my Christmas cards. I chose to limit each one of my Christmas designs to just 4 each so they would be more one of a kind or 4 of a kind. lol I hope you enjoy my first Christmas card creation.
Lili of the Valley Stamp Christmas Dance ST214
Scribbles white Fabric paint
Tim Holz Distress ink Tea Dye
Celebrate it Burgundy gross grain ribbon
Cricut leave flourish cut out Joys of the Season
Merry Christmas patterned paper by Best Creation Inc.
Bazill cardstock
Celebrate it red gross grain ribbon
copic markers

OWH Midweek Throw Down-Thanks

You can find tips and strategies on how to add Perfect Pearls  to your cards here. You can also find more tutorials on my tutorial tab here.

patterned paper scrap from stash
$1.00 stamp from Jo Ann Fabrics
Megan Elizabeth  Thankful Stamp Collection
 Inkadinkadoo Foliage Trails
Perfect Pearl in Cappuchino 
brown jute cord

Sketch #146

I used "Times to Treasure" ST151 stamp
various pattrn papers from my scraps
brown jute cord
bronze brads from Recollections
Colorbox chestnut brown ink for edges

Friday, November 9, 2012

MWT- Red, White & Blue

$1.00 michaels stamp
Colorbok blue and red ink for edges
Love Language Cuttlebug embossing folder
Heart punch by EK success
ribbon by celebrate it
Bazzil cardstock
Vellum Red Heart Buds by Art Impressions

Thursday, November 8, 2012

OWH - Sketch 145

Leafy Branch Cuttlebug folder
bazzil cardstock
Classic K K& Company mat pad 
Giraffe but from Create A Critter Cricut cartridge

coloring page image form online google search then shrunk down and copied 
and pasted to a word document
Copic markers for color
Tim Coffey K & Company Mat pad 
buttons from stash

Makin' cupcakes

I tried some different techniques for this layout. I used banner flags for a portion of the title from Mother's Day 2010 cartridge,  the background scallop is from Elegant Edges cartridge. The mixer is cut from a file.

The Gangs All Here

These layoutts were taken at my mother's 70th birthday party.
I just love this one. My 12 year old son insisted he take a picture with his oldest sister alone. When I saw the hedgehog images I just knew I wanted to flip one and make the layout really cute.
I used the hedgehog and flower images from Create A Critter. The title font is from Sure Cuts Alot.

Again I used Sure Cuts Alot for the title font. The swirl came from Cricuts Cake Basics cartridge, the tab is From My Kitchen cartridge

Best Friends layouts

These are two layouts I did for pictures of my daughter and her good friend. 
For this layout I used a cutout from various Cricut cartridges. The background circle and title strip are cut from Lacy Labels, Chip and Dale are from Disney's Mickey and Friends. The initials are cut from Plantin Schoolbook.

For this layout I used various pattern papers and then cut a watermelon with layers from A Child's Year Cricut cartridge

Thursday, November 1, 2012

OWh- MWT- Valentine's card

I didn't make the traditional Valentine's Day card this time. I wanted to make more of a masculine card so that a female soldier could send it to her loved one back home. I've just only begun to build my Copic marker collection. Ihave only 25 so I still can't do any shading but I absolutely love the feel and workability of them.
Martha Stewart punch Heart Chain
Lili of the Valley Stamp  Together Forever ST150
Copic markers

OWH-MWT- Celebrate Friendship

bracetts cut at 2 1/4 inches from Home Decor cartridge
tag cut at 3 inches from Gypsy Wanderings cartridge
friendship and flower stamps from Sandylion Kelly Panacci Friends 
Mulberry paper flower from Got Flowers?