Friday, April 29, 2011

Celebrate Mom with Glitz Designs

Happy Friday dear friends!  I can hardly believe we are at the end of April already!! Seems like the month just flew right on by.  In just a few short days, it will be time to celebrate those women who are so very special in our lives.  I love Mother's Day and all that it entails!! It also means that my kids will either come home or call me at some point in the day and I look forward to spending time with them!!  I'm so sad to say that my mom is no longer with us, but each year I make a card in remembrance of her!  I was excited to design some Mother's Day cards with Glitz Design's Laced with Grace Collection!  What a gorgeous line of papers!!  So perfect for Mother's Day cards, or any type of card for that matter!!
I died some seam binding with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Reinker and added some blue buttons to enhance the blue in the chair.  I also layered a Laced with Grace Glitzer on top of a Laced with Grace Whatnot and I love the combination! Glitz Designs embellishments are so fun to work with and give you so many possiblities!
 Supplies used:
Glitz Designs "Laced with Grace" patterned Papers: Polka and Rose
Glitz Designs "Laced with Grace" Stamps
Glitz Designs "Laced with Grace" Glitzers
Glitz Designs "Laced with Grace" Whatnots

other supplies:  Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream CardstockPrima lace, Hug Snug Seam Binding, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Reinker, Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, Papertrey Ink buttons and twine, Papertrey Ink stamps: Tiny Tags, Papertrey Ink Double-Ended Banner Die.

The next card is very simple and easy.  It will take you all of 2 minutes to put together!  I think the whatnot word collage sets the tone of the card and the rest just falls into place!
 I layered some cardstock with a Laced with Grace Whatnot, added some ribbon then attached a Laced with Grace Journaling Sticker over the ribbon.  I added a Laced with Grace Glitzer, cut out and attached some butterflies and added some jewels and a bow.
Supplies used:
Glitz Designs "Laced with Grace" Whatnots
Glitz Designs "Laced with Grace" Journaling Stickers
Glitz Designs "Laced with Grace" Glitzers
Glitz Designs "Laced with Grace" Patterned Paper:  Butterflies

Other supplies:  Webster's Pages Sparklers, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream Grosgrain ribbon, Kaiser Craft Pearls, Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, Papertrey Ink stamps: Tiny Tags, Papertrey Ink Double-Ended Banner Die.

Wishing all Mother's everywhere a Happy Day!! You are so very special!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Make it Monday Challenge

Hi there dear friends!!!  I hope you are safe and sound and staying out of all the nasty weather!  We are still having blizzarding conditions, but I will never complain again.  My heart goes out to all of you who live in the south and have been affected by these nasty storms!!  

As for me, I have Mother's Day on my mind these days.  I miss my mom so much, some days it still squeezes my heart nearly in two.  Thank goodness I have kids of my own that I can love, hug and encourage!  Here's a quote that deserve repeating:
Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love.  ~Mildred B. Vermont
I just love being a mom and I wouldn't change it for the world!!!  There are days that I wish I could kiss my kid's hurts and make them better, but I can listen, encourage and love them with all my heart!  

So in celebration of all moms everywhere, I made my PTI Make it Monday Challenge.
Here's the challenge:
Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge.  Your project must use at least one Papertrey product of some kind and a drawn frame.

and here's my take on the challenge:
 I love the addition of the frame to this card! It adds the perfect finishing touch!
I totally ove my Copic Markers and here's the markers that I used:

Supplies used:
Papertrey Ink Cardstock:  Kraft and Vintage Cream
Patterned Paper:  October Afternoon Modern Homemaker
Papertrey Stamps:  Year of Flowers Daffodils
Stamps: Studio g stamps Best Mom
Copic Makers
Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black

Thank you for stopping by my blog!!!
You are the best!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop

Hi there dear friends!!! It's time for the PTI April Blog Hop!!!  This month the challenge was to make a masculine card.  Those of you who follow my blog, know how difficult it is for me to make a card without flowers, bows, pearls and all of those "girly" embellishments.  I am proud to say however, that I was able to get in touch with my "masculine" side and I created a card without using my favorite goodies.  I almost made a bow for the card, and caught myself and used twine instead!  I am pretty happy with my card and I look forward to making many more "masculine" themed cards!

Here's the Challenge:

This month's blog hop is dedicated to all the boys and men in our lives!  Now's your chance to create Father's Day projects, boy birthday cards and more to build up your stash!  Focus on masculine color schemes, fresh pattern combinations, understated embellishments and unique uses of images you may already have in your stash!
and here's my take on the challenge:
I used Papertrey Ink's Train Tracks stamps and I had a blast playing with them!!  

This set is perfect with Copic Markers, although I would love to stamp and fussy cut the image at some time too!

Supplies Used:
PTI Stamps:  Train Tracks, Through the Trees, and Fly Away
PTI Cardstock:  Ocean Tides, Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream
PTI Dies: Spiral Notebook Page, Train Tracks, Fly Away
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon Modern Homemaker-Percolator and Party Line
Ink: Stampin Up! Real Red: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Crushed Olive
Copic Markers
Zig Caligraphy Chalk Collection Marker-White
Baker's Twine

Thanks for stopping by!!!
I'm off to check out everyone's amazing creations!!
Have a great day,

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Wishing you a Blessed Easter!!!!

He is risen indeed!
May your day be filled with love and joy!

Time to Get Girly with Wee Memories

Hi there dear friends!!!  I hope you are having a wonderful Easter weekend!  This is my favorite time of the year!! I am thankful for new life, for warmer weather and most of all for My God and Risen Savior who gave His Life for you and me!

I wanted to share a quick card I made for the Wee Memories Challenge as well as for an upcoming class I am offering in May (see upcoming class offerings in the side bar).

Here's the Challenge:
This weeks challenge is "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun". So for this week you will create projects with a girly 
theme i.e. dresses, purses, shoes, hairbows, girly colors, etc. Anything Girly!!

Here's my take on the challenge:
A quick and easy floral card!  You can't get any more girly than flowers!!!   I carried on the 1 stamp 3 ways from my previous post and made one more card with the Bird Collage stamp.  This time I used just the flower image and stamped it three times on patterned paper and then fussy cut the image.  I layered the flowers over the stamped leaf images and added some borders to the card.  Super simple and yet very effective!
Supplies used:
Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe Patterned Paper
Papertrey Ink Stamps: Flower Fusion #2
Ribbon:  PTI Hawaiian Shores Grosgrain
Die: PTI Medium Scallop
Kaiser Craft Pearls

Thanks for stopping by!!! I wish you a very Happy Easter!!!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Exciting News to Share!!

Good Morning Dear friends!!!  I have some very exciting news to share with you!!!!

I am so happy to announce that I have been asked to be a guest designer at Two Peas in a Bucket for their 30 days of Stamping and Cardmaking Event!!!

Whooo hoo!!  If you haven't had a chance to follow this event at Two Peas you can check it out here.  They have invited Tim Holtz, Wendi Vecchi, Kimber McGray, Lucy Abrams, Jennifer McGuire, Ali Edwards, Debbie Olson.....and I can't believe it, yes, they invited me!!!  I am beyond thrilled!!!  You should see the huge smile on my face!!!  :)

I was asked to use one stamp three ways....which is one of my favorite types of projects!!!
Here is the stamp that I chose to play with:
and here is the set of cards I created using this stamp:

 There are so many possibilities when you play with a collage stamp!!  I paired the stamp up with Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe Collection and I loved the results!!!

In the first card, I stamped the image onto cream cardstock and inked the edges with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink. I stamped the image again onto cream cardstock and then I colored in the bird, flower, and leaves with Copic Markers. I fussy cut the colored images and glued them onto the first stamped image to create dimension. 

Copic Markers are so fun to play with!  Look at the dimension in the flower!!
 I layered three sheets of patterned paper under the stamped image and added a bow!  Such pretty papers in this line!!!
In the second card, I used the stamp as a background image. I inked the floral edge of the stamp with Versamark Ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. 
 So different from the first card, you wouldn't even know you used the same stamp!  What a great way to dress up plain cardstock!

The third card shows the image stamped in black on patterned paper. Simple and easy, yet very effective. Thanks for looking!

 Supplies Used:
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Hero Arts Stamp:  Bird Collage
Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe 6x6 pad
Copic Markers
Prima Lace
Papertrey Ink Ribbon, buttons, and button twine
Recollections Florals

Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my joy!!!  I am very thankful and humbled indeed!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Little Red Scrapbook Reveal

Hi there dear friends!!  I hope all is well with you tonight!  We are still experiencing snowy weather, but little by little the grass is growing greener and the hope of spring is still very much alive!!

It's that time of the month to share my Little Red Scrapbook work with you!  This month's kit features Fancy Pants, It's The Little Things Collection!! What an awesome line of papers, rub-ons and goodies are featured in this month's kit!!

This first layout features a picture of my sweet Bethany in her Easter Bonnet.  Isn't she the cutest?
 I just love the lace paper included in the kit!  You know I just had to cut it apart and put it together on my layout!  I also love the rub-ons in this kit! Way fun to work with!!
 In the next layout I was inspired by the florals in the kit.   This is another picture of Bethany hunting for eggs and the floral and leaves coordinated with the dress she was wearing.
 I added some crinkle seam binding and rub-ons to enhance the floral and the title. The title was stamped with Papertrey Ink egg hunt stamps.
 Here is a close-up of the rub-ons with a lace paper butterfly layered on top.
 I love the stamp images included in the papers.  I thought they would make a cute card!
 I cut apart one of the glitter word borders to make the sentiment stand out on my card.
The papers in this next layout were also favorites in this kit and I thought they enhanced the photo of my kids perfectly!  This is one of my favorite photos taken by Susan Beth Breuner.  Thanks again Susan Beth!  You're the best!
 I decided it would be fun to die cut the corrugated paper that was included in the kit using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die.  I love how it turned out!!
I just loved this kit and I hope you were able to get one of your own!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy Spring!!

Hi there dear friends!!! I am in heaven right now!! Not only is it spring, but it's spring with a vintage twist-Glitz Style!  I am so in love with Glitz Design Afternoon Muse papers and goodies!! The colors are gorgeous,  the stamps are fantastic, and all the elements are absolutely amazing!!!   

In the first card, I used Glitz Design Afternoon Muse Stamps, Whatnots and Glitzers to inspire my card!!  Isn't the corner stamp simply amazing???  So very vintage!  I will be using the Afternoon Muse stamps quite often I'm sure!
The Afternoon Muse Glitzers are my favorites too!! I layered the birdies on top of the sweet Glitzer frame and don't they look fabulous??  You can also see a close-up of the stamp in the following photo:
Supplies Used:
Glitz Designs "Afternoon Muse" Papers:  Carte Postal and Banner
Glitz Designs "Afternoon Muse" Glitzers
Glitz Designs "Afternoon Muse" Whatnots
Glitz Designs "Afternoon Muse" Stamps

other supplies: Papertrey Ink: vintage cream cardstock, Tag-its #2 stamp set, button twine, and Parisian doily die; Prima lace; Jenni Bowlin button; Making Memories Stick Pins; Kaiser Craft Pearl; Pink Paislee Ephemera.

In the second card I fussy cut some floral images from the Afternoon Muse Floral Paper and added a Whatnot Ticket to the collage.

I just love the vintage feel to this whole collection and I know I won't grow tired of playing with all the goodness and warmth it brings!!
Supplies used:
Glitz Designs "Afternoon Muse" Papers: Floral and Banner
Glitz Designs "Afternoon Muse" Whatnots

Other supplies:  Papertrey Ink: vintage cream and kraft cardstock, Parisian doily die,Tag-Its #3 stamps; Ribbon: MemrieMare; Pink Paislee Ephemera; Button from my stash.

As you can see, I am totally loving this Collection from Glitz Design.  Next up Love Games and Laced with Grace!!  Both lines are equally amazing  and I am looking forward to playing with them!!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a very Glitzy Day!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

IT's that time of the month!!

Hi there dear friends!!! I am very excited to show you my sneaks for the April Little Red Scrapbook kit!!!  This month's kit is so much fun to work with and I just have to say the embellishments are my favorite!!!  You can see some of them in the photos below!!
There are amazing florals and rubons:
The lace paper is absolutely gorgeous!!!
I also loved using my Big Shot on the Corrugated Cardboard included in the kit:
Oh and did I mention the  glitter word borders!!! Awesome!!

If you haven't had a chance to order your kit, you better hurry! This one is absolutely fantastic!!!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Devonshire Love

Hi there dear friends!! What a wonderful and beautiful day today was! We actually saw the sun after several cloudy snowy days!  What a refreshing change of pace!!!  I love the energy and cheerfulness that the sunshine brings to my countenance!  I hope we see many sunny days in the week to come and I hope that you are experiencing some sunny days yourself!!  

Today I wanted to add these cards back to my blog since the magazine they were in has now been out for a while!  What a wonderful honor it was to have a card chosen for the February edition of Cards Magazine!       
This was one of my favorite card sets and I am excited to share it with you once again!!

The colors and the patterns in these papers were absolutely beautiful!!
 The Embellishment Pack was absolutely amazing!  All I needed to embellish all four cards!
 This was the card featured in the magazine:
 and this one was my favorite!
Supplies Used:
Kaiser Craft Devonshire Papers, Embellishment Pack and Die Cuts
Hand died Seam Binding
PTI Vintage Cream Cardstock and Grosgrain Ribbon
EK Success Corner Rounder
Stampin Up Scallop punch
Martha Stewart Butterfly punches

Thank you for stopping by and allowing me to share my joy with you!!!

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Get Your Glitz On Challenge 1

Happy Friday dear friends!! I am so happy it is finally the weekend! Today was a crazy day. The roads were icy on the way to work and it snowed the entire day. Thank goodness it really is Spring and the snow doesn't stay around very long. I have heard that tomorrow it is supposed to be in the 50's which will be like a heatwave and I will be very thankful. Thank goodness that winter isn't year ' just feels like it here in Montana!! Since it is so sloppy outside, this evening is a perfect time to play in my scraproom!! If you are needing a project to work on, I have just the challenge for you!!! The Get Your Glitz On Challenge #1!!!
For my first project, I used my new favorite Glitz Design Collection, Afternoon Muse!!! Check out the colors and patterns in this collection!!! Absolutely beautiful!!I also used the Card Positioning Systems sketch for this week which looks like this:
and here's my take on these challenges:
Aren't the little girls as sweet as can be???? I just love it! I added some vintage music banners, a crinkly bow, pearls, button and a rose. This card is one of my favorites to date!!
I cut out the banner out of Papertrey Ink coaster board using the Papertrey Ink Double Ended Banners. I glued the vintage music paper on top of the coaster board for dimension.I used the PTI Banner Builder Collection to trim the vintage music banners and added a pearl to each one.

Supplies used:
Glitz Design Afternoon Muse Collection Paper Layers
Glitz Design Afternoon Muse Collection Paper: Banner
Papertrey Ink Cardstock: Kraft and Rustic Cream
Vintage Hymnal Music
PTI Button Twine and Button
Stamp: PTI Embellisments
Ribbon: MemrieMare
Floral: Recollections

Card #2 is a little different, but fun just the same. My favorite collection from last summer's release is Love Nest by Glitz Design!! So many pretty colors and papers!!! Way fun to work with for sure!! One of my favorite techniques is to stamp on patterned paper to enhance the stamped image and fussy cut. The balloons are from Stampin Up several years ago and the cake is from Glitz Design.I layered the fussy cut images onto patterned paper that was layered onto Lemon Tart cardstock and Embossed with Stampin Up's Square Lattice embossing folder.
So many fun colors in the Love Nest Collection!
I popped up the balloons and added some twine for effect and also some pearls to the cake!! So much fun!! I also had to finish the inside of this card too!
Supplies Used:
Glitz Design Love Nest Collection: Strip and Floral
PTI Cardstock: Kraft, Lemon Tart, Rustic Cream
Stamps: Glitz Design Cake, Stampin Up Happy Birthday, and PTI Make a Wish
PTI button twine
Kaiser Craft Pearls
Embossing Folder and Scallop Punch: Stampin Up

Thank for stopping by!!!
I hope you get a chance to join in the fun and get your Glitz On!!!!