Friday, August 31, 2012

PCCSS001 Paper Craft Crew

Paper Craft Crew has started a monthly scrapbook sketch challenge.  Both traditional and digital scrapping are encouraged.   This page only took a few minutes on My Digital Studio.  Love how it turned out.

With My Digital Studio 2 we can now get a list of everything we use on a page:

     Card Stock\Textured Card Stock\Textured Card Stock - Basic Black

    Crochet Trim Ribbon\Victoria (re-colored)
    Crochet Trim Ribbon\Victoria - bow (re-colored)

    Notes & Details\Notes & Details - swirl, Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44
    Notes & Details\Notes & Details - swirl, Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44
    Notes & Details\Notes & Details - swirl, Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44
    Notes & Details\Notes & Details - swirl, Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44
    Notes & Details\Notes & Details - swirl, Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44

    Borders\Scallop Edge Punch, Fill Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44

    Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Bella Rose - designer series paper\Bella Rose - 7
    F:\Photos\2011\2011 10\0 Jim and Lyndell\Reception\IMG_268
    F:\Photos\2011\2011 10\0 Jim and Lyndell\Reception\IMG_260
    F:\Photos\2011\2011 10\0 Jim and Lyndell\Reception\IMG_258
    F:\Photos\2011\2011 10\0 Jim and Lyndell\Reception\IMG_271  

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Paper Craft Crew Scrapbook Sketch 001

Friday, August 24, 2012

CCMC215 & Nacho Average Challenge #8

I love the challenges from Nacho Average Challenges and Create with Connie & Mary this week.  I have been wanting to put some ink to this image from Full of Blessings.  You can find this beautiful set in the Holiday catalog on page 32.  One of my favorite techniques is water coloring so this was a must-have set for me.  And I love how this turned out today.  I learned how to make the 3-D flower from a video but I can't remember who did the video.  So easy!  I am sure I will make many more of them, but may not use too many of them on cards because I usually try to keep my cards fairly flat for mailing.

Stamps:  Full of Blessings
Paper:  tempting turquoise, pumpkin pie, real red dsp., water color paper
Ink:  black stazon
Extras:  markers and blender pen for coloring, chevron embossing folder, corner punch, 1 1/4" scallop circle punch

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

PP108 and Nacho Average Challenge #7

I love this color combo from Paper Players. The sketch is from Nacho Average Challenge.  This card came together very quickly.

Stamps:  Mixed Medley
Paper:  crumb cake, whisper white
Ink:  cherry cobbler, not quite navy
Extras:  cherry cobbler seam binding, lacy brocade embossing folder

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Freshly Made #47

Love, love, love this new core'dinations paper in the holiday catalog!  After I embossed it with the fancy fan folder, it didn't need much sanding at all.  Look at the beautiful design!

This card uses the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the stamp set is For the Birds.   I really like the look of watercoloring on the crumb cake cardstock.

Stamps:  For the Birds
Paper:  early espresso core'dinations, cherry cobbler, crumb cake, Be of Good Cheer dsp
Ink:  black stazon, early espresso (sponging)
Extras:  fancy fan embossing folder, labels framelits, designer natural buttons, cherry cobbler baker's twine

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Friday, August 10, 2012

CCMC213 and Nacho Average Challenge #6

Double duty today.  I used the sketch from Create with Connie & Mary and the color challenge from Nacho Average Challenge.  I noticed a lot of the sketches this week have horizontal strips of paper on them.  I like how they can really dress up a card.  My flower was punched with the blossom punch 2 times and the new 1 1/4" scallop punch 1 time.  I distressed the pieces and separated the layers so I had 6 layers to work with.

Stamps:  None!
Paper: sahara sand, rich razzleberry, lucky limeade, floral district dsp, night of navy dsp
Ink:  rich razzleberry, lucky limeade
Extras:  blossom punch, 1 1/4" scallop punch, build a blossom punch, finishing touch edgelits, neutral designer button

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

TSSC233 Perfectly Preserved

It's a bright sunny day here and I had a really hard time finding a good spot to photograph my card!  I bet I took 20 shots or more.  Still not totally satisfied, but got tired of trying.

The sketch I used on this card comes from Techno Stamper's Monday Lunchtime Sketch by Mary Jo Price-Williams.  Perfectly Preserved is one of my favorite sets in the Holiday catty.  I can imagine there are lots of things we can do with that canning jar using other stamp sets along with it.

Stamps:  Perfectly Preserved, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Orchard Harvest dsp, lucky limeade, island indigo, whisper white
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple, lucky limeade, baja breeze
Extras:  argyle embossing folder, cannery set framelits

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Triple Time Stamping

I finally got around to trying the Triple Time Stamping technique. I watched this video by Dawn Olchefski.  French Foliage is a wonderful set to use for this technique.  I did use some retired peach parfait ink and ribbon.

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Nacho Average Challenge #5

I can't say that this was an easy sketch for me.  I think I must be "flag challenged".  Using flags on my cards just doesn't come easy for me.  But I fought through it and here is my result.

Stamps:  Make a Cake, Itty Bitty Banners
Paper:  Patio Party dsp, midnight muse, primrose petals, whisper white
Ink:  midnight muse, primrose petals
Extras:  baja breeze seam binding, banners framelits

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Edited to add:  I didn't realize the Nacho challenge ended at midnight last night so I was too late.  Sad thing is my card was ready yesterday.  Just didn't get it on my blog.

Friday, August 3, 2012

PPA140 and Freshly Made #46

Today's card is for the Pals Paper Arts color challenge and the sketch from  Freshly Made Sketches.  I love this sketch, but have to say the color challenge "challenged" me a bit.  I am fairly happy with the end result, though.

Stamps:  Daydream Medallions, Blessed Mother
Paper:  marina mist, real red, summer starfruit, whisper white
Ink:  real red, summer starfruit
Extras:  dotted scallop ribbon border punch, designer button, floral frames framelits, baker's twine

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I was a Cut Above!

I got a nice surprise the other day and so busy (see this post) that I didn't get around to posting about it.  My card was chosen as a Cut Above on the Paper Players for last week.

Thanks so much to LeAnne for this honor!

We've been busy!

I've mentioned a time or two that my craft room has been torn up while we were doing some remodeling.  My husband has been putting down ceramic tile and is pretty much finished with that. Just a few little touch ups on the grout and the space right at the foot of the steps is all that is left to do in that room. He took a break and we went to IKEA in Pittsburg last Sunday.  These pics show what we got there!

These beautiful shelf units replace folding tables and other odd storage items along the wall below my 19" pegboard.  Looks so much neater!

My current stamp sets are stored here in DVD holders and my few wooden sets are to the left of them.

Here in the middle section is my cutting and scoring center.

And for right now my Big Shot is on the left section.  We are planning another trip to IKEA soon and then I will have my Big Shot and all the items that go with it in another place.  Also planning some storage below the big window that is to the left of this wall.  I'll show more pics as we go along.  I am so lucky that my husband is so handy and is interested in making my crafting area so nice!

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