Month: April 2010

Flourishes Vintage Style

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge is asking us to bring our “vintage style” to the table!  For some reason, I reach for vanilla, or yellow when i think “vintage”.   So this is how I interpreted this vintage challenge… Everything is distressed and sponged using  Tim Holtz Distress Tea dye ink.  I even sponged some tea dye ink on the lace ribbon, which gave it a nice tattered look, that I like.  The button is mother of pearl from my stash of vintage findings that an antique shop owner had given me years ago.  I cut the bird and frame with my cricut and Home Decor cartridge at 2 inches and sponged it too. Stamps: The sentiment and corner flourish is from Flourishes Timeless Quotes set. Ink: Distress ink tea dye paper: Basic Grey Nook and Pantry, vanilla cardstock Accessories: vintage button, cream lace ribbon, distress tool, Cricut, home decor cartridge Thanks so much for stopping by!!  Have a great weekend! Deena

Gerbera Daisies

Soooooo….what do you think of the new look?  Did you notice?  Of course you did. I had a bit of a blog  identity crisis yesterday and spent  waaaaaay too long trying to find a new “look”. It was like I was at Payless trying on every shoe in the shop!  (I would say Nine West but they don’t even have that many shoes in their shop) . It was like getting ready for a night out, and tossing every piece of clothing I own onto the floor in frustration!! It was like standing in line at Starbucks and drawing a blank because I couldn’t for the life of me decide  if I wanted a non fat vanilla latte or a 3 pump no whip mocha!!! I finally decided.  Not confidently.  Soooooo…if you like it, great! If you don’t like it, you might as well not tell me.  Because I’m not going to change it for a while.  Nope, can’t do it. Would you like to see some pretty daisies? I thought you might!  🙂 Stamps: …

Meeting For Drinks In The City

Yup, those are my kind of drinks! This week’s Crafty Creations challenge is to make our own background paper!  FUN!!  I decided to make a brick wall bg for this uptown girl, for an urban chic look.  I stamped the brick wall (Prima stamps) four times to fill my 4″ x 4″ square on glossy paper.  When the ink was dry, I sanded it vertically, then horizontally until there was no shine left.  It gives it a cool texture!  I sponged on some soft blue ink in various spots for some added depth, and sanded again both ways. The stamp is from the Stamping Boutique and they are generously sponsoring us this week!  Have a look at the challenge blog for some fab ideas on making your own backgrounds! Hope you’ll join us!! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

CAS birthday in Orange

Today’s CAS (clean and simple) challenge was to make an orange birthday card.  You can find the challenge gallery on SCS. Paper: Bo Bunny Gypsy, white cs, kraft cs Stamps: Live like you mean it SU!, Stampendous tile set Ink: Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango (SU! ) Accessories: orange button, twine, scallop punch Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!!  I always appreciate your comments and I’m happy to answer any questions! Deena

A Distressing Challenge

It’s time for a new Crafty Creations challenge set by the lovely Claire.   This week we are being challenged to distress our creations.    Our fabulous sponsor is SoftPencil Digital stamps!!  Join us at Crafty Creations and show us your distressed best! I used bermuda bay as my base with Bo Bunny Gypsy Spice dp.  The brown/blue panel is sanded Core’dinations card stock. I frayed the edges for some added distressing.  I like the contrast created by the distressing with this super cute image from SoftPencil!  What do you think? I hope you’ll join in the challenge! Thanks for stopping by!! Deena

Get Well Mini Set

Hi there!   It’s FRIDAY!!! Yippeeeee hurrraaay…. Can you tell I had a bit of a loooong week! lol.   Well it’s been a week of sick people around me, and I must say I am amazed I have not fallen ill myself with so much of it around me!  My youngest son and my husband have had very bad colds, which in the case of my husband has turned into an infection needing antibiotics.  I feel bad for him because it’s his birthday on Sunday.  I sure hope he is feeling better by then! I think it’s appropriate that I  made these little GET WELL minis to share with you today!  They are 3″x3″. I used “quite contrary” dp, a new line of My Mind’s Eye paper and Prism yellow card stock.  The litte flower is punched and I curled the edges with my stylus. Challenges: CCEE Stampers: get well Secret Stamper: get well Alphabet Challenge blog: Y is for Yellow Stampin’ Royalty: KISS (keep it simple sweetie) These will be for sale in my ETSY …

A Digi Kitty Challenge Card

It’s  time again for me to host the Crafty Creations challenge!  I decided to make it a LIMITED EDITION CHALLENGE.  For this challenge you must limit your supplies to 1 image, 1 designer paper and 1 embellishment.  Not so hard, right?!  If you think you are up for the challenge, we would love to have you join us and prove to me that you can stop yourself from reaching for j u s t   o n e   m o r e embellishment!! 😉 1 dp: American Crafts 1 image: Digi Kitty Spring Rabbit 1 embellishment: Basic Grey button I used Copics to color the image and old olive card stock for the base card and matting. I’m so glad you stopped by, have a creative day and I hope you’ll join in the challenge!

Inspirational Blogger Winner!

Hi there !!   I’ve randomly picked a winner from those of you who played along in my INSPIRATIONS game!  Thanks so much for sharing one of your favourite inspirational bloggers with me!!   I will list them all below, so that we can all have a peek at them.  I for one, love discovering new bloggers/stampers that inspire!! I’ve found a few  new ones thanks to you!! The winner is FREIDA who said… Congrats on your well-deserved award! Inspiration can always be found here! There are so many blogs I visit just to get my daily dose of inspiration! The one that opened the door to my blogging world, and also to card making, is Holly Young. Having introduced me to copic markers and digital images, she has ROCKED my world big time! There’s always something going on at: http://www.hogwildaboutstamping.blogspot.com …and you will leave motivated for sure! Hugs~ Freida Congratulations Freida!! I would like to send you and your inspirational blogger (Holly Young) a surprise bag of crafting goodies!!  Please e-mail me your mailing address and …