Sunday, June 3, 2012

Peachy Keen Challenge 20: Just Cards

It has been quite a while since I have done a PK Challenge.  I had a birthday at the beginning of the May and asked everyone for $$ because I was going to treat myself to a Scrapbook Expo in my area in mid-May and I did.  I took two Copic classes because I want to color like others out there.  So this challenge is my first attempt to use my Copics.
The challenge is located here on the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog.  I have a coworker who is pregnant with her first child and just found out it is a boy.  So I have prepared a card to keep at my desk for his arrival.  Here is my entry for Challenge 20:  

My supplies include:

  • PK-250 Sleeping Teddy stamp
  • Memento Tuxedo Black and Stampin' Up Ballet Blue inks
  • Copics:  E11, E17, E18, B21, B23, B24, B26, Y02, Y04, R20
  • Spica clear glitter pen (hard to see but along edge of moon and star)
  • Papertrey Ink White Cardstock
  • Coordinations Blue Cardstock
  • 'Baby Boy' patterned paper (DCWV I think - from the scrap drawer)
  • ATG adhesive
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circle Small S4-125 
  • Cuttlebug
  • Card & Envelope are Studio G from Michael's $1 bin (size 5 x 5)
  • Sentiment from my new 'Many Greetings' from My Creative Time

Next on my wish list is to get a new digital camera - my battery door is held on by tape and my laptop requires me to remove the memory card from the camera (no plug and play here) which is also located under the taped door.  Also, next on my to-do list is learn to take a decent picture of my projects for posting online.  Thanks for look and have a great week!!  Leslie

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #68: Pocket Cards

I have been admiring Papertrey Ink products and various bloggers who use their products for some time now so on Memorial Day weekend I decided to place my first order.  I ordered the following:

    • Fillable Frames #4 Mini Stamp set
    • Fillable Frames #10 Mini Stamp set
    • Heart-2-Heart #1 Mini Stamp set
    • Paper Basics - Stamper's Select White Cardstock (will be trying with Copics later today)
    • Perfect Match Dark Chocolate Inkpad
    • Fillable Frames #4 Die
    • fillable Frames #10 Die
    • Heart-2-Heart #1 Die
    • Rustic Cream Button Twine
    • Rustic Jute Button Twine 
After I was done with my order I discovered Nichole's Blog in the upper right corner of their website.  On Monday Heather posted the Make It Monday #68:  Pocket Cards Challenge.  I watched the video and started brainstorming what I would make when my order arrived.  My items came in on Thursday and I was able to play with them on Friday evening.  The first attempt didn't go as planned, Versamark ink with clear embossing powder on the Kraft card stock, so I moved to plan B - use the Dark Chocolate ink on the Kraft card stock; it worked like a charm.

Supplies for my first ever pocket card with my first ever Papertrey Ink products on my first ever Papertrey Ink challenge:

  • Ivory and Kraft Recollection card stock from Michael's.  Pocket is 4.5 x 7.5 folded at 4.5 and sewn closed with ivory thread.  Card is 3.75 x 4.25.
  • I stamped the outside pattern with the cup sleeves from the Heart-2-Heart #1 set in PTI Dark Chocolate ink (the back is the same as the front).
  • I cut a scrap piece of Ivory card stock with the Heart-2-Heart #1 Die and stamped it with PTI Dark Chocolate ink and the hearts were stamped using Stampin' Up Pink Passion.  I used pop dots to adhere the cup so it would  overlap the pocket when the card was inside.
  • The "Let's get together" and the cup sleeves were stamped on the card also using Stampin' Up Pink Passion.  The "for coffee!" was stamped using PTI Dark Chocolate ink.  I have a set of Stampin' Up markers that I used for the leader dots next to the text.
I am looking forward to purchasing more Papertrey Ink products in the future.  The ink was awesome; the die cut perfectly in my Cuttlebug with no shim needed; I will be playing with the paper and my Copics here soon and the stamps were great.  One project down...many many more to come!  Thanks PTI for some awesome new staples in my crafting supply collection.  Hope everyone has a great day!  Leslie

Mother's Day 2012

I waited until the Saturday morning of Mother's Day weekend to start making cards - we were going over to see my mother-in-law that evening and I knew if I didn't have a homemade card she would be upset with me.  
I started with this piece of 12x12 Cloud 9 Design Sparkle Cinnamon Burst Cinnamon Stick paper and got comfy on the couch and hand cut-out all of the flowers.  I had to get them off the red background to see what my possibilities were.
Once I cut out all of the flowers I started dividing them by color scheme and matching them with scraps for the backgrounds.  I printed "Happy Mother's Day" out on ivory card stock from my ink jet printer, cut them out and rounded the corners.  I then found solid, matching, colors for the layer between the background and the sentiment.  The card base is Ivory Recollections card stock from Michael's.  I used various adhesives (Xyron X, pop-dots and ATG).

We have three important "Mom's" in our lives:  My Grandmother, My Mom and My Husband's Mom.
They all loved their homemade card.  My mom thought I used my Cricut and she was wondering how the flowers were so flat with that many layers of paper then I showed her a picture of the piece of 12 x 12 paper that I started with and she started looking closer at the edges of the flowers and said "oh now I see how jagged the edges are and by the way my tag is crooked."  I knew she would be my toughest critic!
Thanks for looking!  Leslie 


Animal Tags

I made these tags for my co-workers to use on the treat bags I made them for Valentine's Day.  I was the only one in the small office of 4 that didn't do anything for the co-workers for Christmas so I was trying to make up.  (I was told we didn't do anything for the holidays - it was my first Christmas with this group.)
One of my coworkers loves Owls,
One loves Pandas,
 And for my male supervisor I asked my hubby what I should use for him from the Create-A-Critter Cricut cartridge and he said the Monkey, guys like monkeys.
 Here are the completed bags.  The contain a variety of Valentine's sugar cookies.  My supervisor is allergic to chocolate...I couldn't even imagine having that for an allergy.

I glued a gray piece of cardstock to the back of each animal and sandwiched some twine between the papers to make them tags.  I wrote a note to each on the back of their animal.  The girls still have them hanging in their cubicles and the supervisor has retired :)
Thanks for looking.  Leslie