Monday, February 28, 2011
I used a variety of papers from October Afternoon's Modern Homemaker collection. The green stripe paper was die cut with a scallop die, then embellished with a number of shiny silver pearls. I stamped the swirl from Starstuck on the cork die cuts.
The sentiment from Dandy Wishes was stamped on a flag die and then embellished with a tiny library clip before being adhered with boosters.
Now, make sure to carve out some time to sample the sketch; the prize is a $15.00 gift certificate at Paper Makeup Stamps.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I used kraft cardstock and some October Afternoon papers, this is from the Farm Fresh collection, I believe. It was fun to use my crimper again too, it's been a while.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The image is Pure Innocence You're So Tweet (must be out of stock), she was just colored with copics to match the papers. The moss cardstock was embossed before being matted with black; I also added some shiny silver pearls to the flower centers along the top for a little added interest. The Fresh Cut Grass Die-Namics was used to cut the felt.
Lastly, I added the big, fat bow to the bottom of the card.
Monday, February 21, 2011
The papers are from My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy, it's such a pretty pad of paper. I went a little bright and busy with all the elements, I am totally anticipating the arrival of spring. It sure has been a long, hard winter. The sentiment was stamped on the Sentiment Flag die, this might well be the best die on the planet right now, so versatile and handy!
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I used the sweet monkey, star cluster, and sentiment from To the Moon, it's a precious baby set. I was also happy to use the Jumbo Ric Rac and Notepaper Die-Namics from MFT, I hadn't used them much at all.
I enjoy using masculine colors without it being overly pastel as baby papers seem to be. This has just enough blue balanced out by some orange, yellow, and brown. I just love the star pattern! The last thing I did was tie three strands of twine around the ric rac, thanks Jami!
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
I stamped the heart from Love Notes and then used the Jotted Heart die to cut it out. The sentiment from the same set was punched out and then matted with coordinating colors. Both are attached to the front using pop dots.
I used some BG magnets for the closure, then tied some sweet satin ribbon around the flap.
Monday, February 14, 2011
I am taking two of these to work today to give to my co-worker's for the little ladies in their family for a small Valentine's Day giftie. Each holds 3 lip gloss tubes.
I used PTI's Favor It 2 Box die, MFT's Rolled Flower Die-Namics, as well as Verve's Classy Label and Embossed Oval dies; the stamps are from Sweet Treats and Blue Skies.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
I am thrilled to be their Guest Designer for the month of February. I'm also posting on the Market Street Stamps blog today, so if you want to know more about the card, you can head over there.
I used A Bit of Burlap with Brilliance ink; I love, love, love how crisp and dark the ink is. The tea cup from Enjoy Today was stamped and then die cut using nesties. I decided to use only a portion of the image since it was too large for the sketch from The Sweet Stop, SSS94.
The colors really seem to pop with this color combo, I've used it before and I'll be using it again in the future.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
The papers are Karen Foster and have been in my stash for a verrryyyy long time. I think the patterns are pretty timeless though, they look pretty good for this Valentine's Day card. The sentiments are from Love Notes.
Monday, February 7, 2011
We're celebrating the 2 year anniversary of Paper Makeup Stamps today. As always, we celebrate with a hop on the 7th. Each DT member was given the task of inviting a special designer to celebrate with us; so you'll see lots of new names. I chose the super talented Cindy Haffner and am thrilled that she said YES!
The theme of today's hop is Things We Love. My card is an interpretation of some things I love: cupcakes and sweets, and bling. Then there's pretty ribbon, pretty paper, and the cute little flag die. Also, twine and buttons which are new loves.
For my card, I used last week's Mojo Monday sketch, mojo176. The curved panel was very intriguing and I immediately knew I wanted to fill it with bling. The cupcakes are from the So Sweet set. So stinkin' cute and it's on sale!
Tto enter yourself to win a PMS Prize Pack, please head on over to the PMS blog.
Now, you'll wanna hop on over to see the amazing and talented Cindy Haffner.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
I am a fan of PTI, especially the background sets and dies. Well, actually all of it, but those are the things that catch my eye first!
I used many PTI sets on this one: A Little Argyle, Sheet Music Background, Fancy Flourishes, It's Official, and a Fillable Frames sentiment. I also used their Notepaper die and cardstock.
Friday, February 4, 2011
I paired her up with some BG papers and the Sweet Sunday sketch, SSSC102. I stress out over the larger panels, but this one worked itself out. Miss You a Latte fits perfectly. It was fun to pull out my copics again, I've been using alot of word art and sentiments to avoid coloring it seems. But, I'll be back at it again soon.
PMS is having a VIP Blog Hop on Monday, February 7th starting at 7 AM EST. There will be loads of inspiration and prizes as well as we celebrate 2 wonderful years of PMS!
Thursday, February 3, 2011
And, we're having a VIP hop on Monday, February 7th; there'll be tons of inspiration and prizes to help celebrate the 2 year anniversary of Paper Makeup Stamps.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
I am still thrilled and honored to be part of the Design Team, it's been almost 2 years. And I still get excited with each release, just like all of you.
Happy Anniversary Paper Makeup Stamps! Here's wishing you many more!
This week's FTL125 sketch found on the clean&simple blog was really appealing. I especially love the samples with a monochromatic image panel, so I did the same thing. I am in Valentine's Day mode, so I chose to work with some pinks.
The lips are from Sending You Love, the hearts and sentiment are from Hugs & Kisses. Each panel was stamped with a matching ink, looks pretty snazzy. I just added some pink flatback rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty to anchor the sentiment and add some sparkle.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The card uses more papers from Echo Park, found in the Mon Cheri kit. I really love this kit! I paired it with Verve's Dream Big, the sentiment is perfect for Valentine's Day.