Wednesday, October 31, 2012

No Bones About It

WOW! Can you believe it's time for My Time Made Easy's November Release?! Lauren's got lots of goodies this month; well, she does every month. Today, I have the new No Bones About It template and I've used Pawsitively Sweet, our new stamp set as well. Both are perfect for giving treats to our furry friends as well as to any pet owner.

I used a bright pink cardstock for the No Bones About It template since we have a female dog; the paper from Just Perfect emulates a striped sweater that she has. We're going to use this template as a treat holder for her; it's roomy enough for the variety of treats she loves.

I just love that big bow using the Abra Bow Dabra cut file; it's amazing and soooo easy to put together! I also cut some dovetails on some paper strips to add to either side of the bow.

I used some canvas textured paper for the bow, I do love the subtle texture it adds to any project. And, since the paper is on the thinner side, I think it looks a little more voluminous as well. Plus, the thinner paper doesn't crease.

The treats have been re-packaged in a cello bag that I topped with a bag topper. The bone image is from the new stamp set, Pawsitively Sweet and the sentiment from On Display 1 was added to the center. I used my Silhouette's print & cut feature to cut out the bone to attach to the bow. I love that about digital stamps, it's so easy to manipulate them.

On this close up, you can see how well the digital stamps print and how great the Silhouette cuts images out.

Thanks for looking at my projects today, be sure to visit the other gals I have listed below, they have lots to show you!

Sunday, October 28, 2012


The sketch for the 5th October Viva la Verve challenge looked super fun and since I am a sucker for hearts, I knew I had to use a heart on my card...just like the sketch.

The heart was run through my paper crimper for some texture and some gems were added under the sentiment from Love Notes. Sweet and simple!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Happy Birthday

It's Thursday and that means we have a new sketch for you, MTMEPPS74.

I used the sailboat from Seas the Day, sentiments from Sentimental Occasions; each of the elements was cut with my Cameo.

The boat itself was colored with copics, I added swipes of colorless blender to emulate a weathered look. All my elements in front of the lighthouse are popped up for dimension.

I added some black hemp cord and a cute little green button to finish things off.

Please be sure to visit the rest of the design team to see more inspiration using this sketch as well as to find out how you can win this month's prize package just by playing along.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Thank You

I needed a thank you card for a friend and took the opportunity to use the 4th October Viva la Verve sketch  to help me. I also grabbed an older paper pack from My Mind's Eye since the colors are autumnal.

The sentiment from Dream Big was stamped onto the image panel and then double matted and double boosted; you can see the dimension below.

The rolled roses were cascaded along the side of the sentiment circle with boosters, I added some leafy sprigs and gems to enhance them.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Winter Wonderland

Here is my take on the 3rd October Viva la Verve sketch, another one that was intimidating to me. It really has been a challenging month this time around.

I used some Echo Park papers, these are from the Dots & Stripes collection; and since i chose red & green, I  made a winter card.

The snowflake from Glad Tidings was stamped in an olive ink, finally being embellished with a large clear gem. The sentiment, also from Glad Tidings, was stamped with a ruby ink and accented with the same gems.

Once my card was together, I wrapped some ribbon around the panel and attached a bow.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Totally Rad

The first October Viva la Verve sketch (here is the link to 4 of them) was pretty daunting and I thought about skipping participation this month, but I decided to tackle it instead.

The sentiment is the Totally Rad PJ; it was stamped on a piece of dp from MME. I decided to make the long rectangular strip an arrow shooting up; subliminally motivational, I pray! The doily behind everything kinda looked like bicycle tire spokes to me, so I deem it masculine enough to give to my son . LOL The sentiment was highlighted with a cute red arrow.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Just Because

I finally got around to using last week's Mojo Monday sketch, MOJO262; it's a keeper.

I used Floral Symphony, it has been a while that I've reached for it. Once the image was stamped, I added some glitter to the centers of each flower.

The die cut flower was also coated in glitter, it's super sparklay IRL. The sentiment from Great Friend was embossed with white embossing powder.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Live Your Bliss

I just love accordion flowers, love. This one was cut with my Cameo and adhered to a stamped panel of leaves. The center of the flower has been coated with crystal effects, it sorta looks like an epoxy sticker.

The dp is from Echo Park, I appreciate the mix of bright and pastel colors. The leaves are PTI's Turning a New Leaf, sentiment is also PTI, it's part of the Fillable Frames series.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Woo Hoo

I made this for this SPARKS challenge at Paper Smooches, but never got it posted in time....ah well.

I tried for a one layer card and came pretty close; The main panel was cut with my Cameo and the sentiment from Chubby Chums as stamped on the larger cloud and then popped up with boosters after I inked around the edges. The cute owl was colored and cut out and placed on top of the ribbon for even more dimension. His eyes has crystal effects on them, big surprise there.

The ribbon was tied around after adhering the tree, cut by my Cameo, and the stamping of the argyle strip from Debonair.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Winter Wishes

This is my card for the 2nd October Viva la Verve sketch; these simple layouts leave some room for embellishment.

I had snowflakes on the brain ( I don't know why, as I loathe winter), and grabbed my basket of Verve stamps. I stamped the snowflakes from Merry Wishes with Ruby Red ink and then colored in a portion of them with a combination of copics, white gel pen, and a glaze pen. The sentiment from Winter Mittens was added under the ribbon. Lastly, I sprayed the entire panel with some Mr. Huey Spray in Shine. It adds such sparkle!

Here is a close-up of the sparkle!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Batty in Love

This was for another Paper Smooches challenge from WCMD, it was a sketch challenge and sine those are my favorite, I made another Halloween card.

I used Falling for You, Houndstooth Background, and Geo-Graphic to make this card; each of the background papers have been embossed.

The bat's eyes and the heart have crystal effects on them to make 'em extra special.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Keep Calm

Today we have another great sketch from My Time Made Easy,  MTMEPPS73; this one is lots of fun. I used the Hauntingly Homemade Labels stamp set along with the Hauntingly Homemade cut file to make the image panel.

The label was colored in PSE9; I used the print and cut feature of Silhouette Studio to cut it out. Instead of tying ribbon all the way around the image panel, I just threaded a button with some hemp cord and attached it to a hemp cord bow.

Be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team, they really rocked it out; you'll also want to visit the MTME blog to see the sketch as well as find out how you can win this month's prize package just by playing along.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

What's the 411?

I just love the Ala Mode line at My Favorite Things, those gals are just too cute. I really do want them all, but for now, I have 2 of them.

I used some new Echo Park papers; they are soooo pretty. Once the cutie was colored, I cut her out and adhered her with boosters to the image panel. I don't know if you can tell it or not, but the circular elements of the phone have crystal effects on them.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Thanks a Latte

The Mojo Monday sketch last week, MOJO261, was a fun one. I had been wanting to ink up this coffee cup from Verve for a while and the circular element of the sketch was perfect for my wants.

I grabbed some super fun papers with colors I wanted to work with and got busy.

Once the cup was colored, I paper pieced the bottom and then added some crystal effects for dimension and realism. The cup turned out a touch darker than I wanted, but that's the way it goes sometimes.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Via Warm Wishes

Paper Smooches was hosting lots of challenges on WCMD, World Card Making Day, and I was able to squeeze in a few. The first one was to use pink on your card or project.

I used pink ribbon, pink ink, a pink button, and there is some pink found in the dp.

I bought a few of these Starbucks Via packets for quick gifts for the holiday season; everyone loves 'em. I just cut a pocket card with my Cameo and decorated it with coffee themed stamps. The sentiment and hearts are from Paper Smooches' Hot Concoctions which, obviously, is perfect for a coffee themed giftie.

The sentiment was punched out and adhered with a booster; the button was tied into a bow with hemp cord and then just adhered with a tiny glue dot.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Happy Birthday Bill

Today, we're having blog hop for Bill, who is the amazing husband of my sweet friend, Anessa. Happy Birthday Bill! You should have arrived here from Amy's blog; if not, you can start at Anessa's blog to see everything from the beginning.

I grabbed this cute li'l pup from Paper Smooches Chubby Chums; adding him to a polaroid cut out and embellishing him with some crystal effects on those crazy eyes.

The clouds were adhered on the edge of the frame, just peeking over. And, I wrapped it up with a big orange bow. 

The sentiment was stamped in white and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Isn't that paw print just the cutest?

Friday, October 5, 2012

Hey Chickie

Grabbed another Paper Smooches set, this one's Chubby Chums, for my card today. The images are crazy cute and the sentiments are unique. The li'l chickie's eyes have glossy accents, makes 'em look sooooo funny!

The sentiment panel was stamped in white with the Houndstooth stamp; it's super subtle but adds a touch of texture. Below is a close-up of the pattern.

I finished it off with a turquoise bow and some orange pearls.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

October: Tis the Season Review

Today, we're reviewing the fabulous October release from My Time Made Easy. Lauren really pulled out all the stops this month, the templates are amazing.

I am showing off Wreath of Wishes; a super cute box with an icon of the winter season. I've got it scaled at 75%, it'll be holding some cookies or candies.

I also used the Perfect Poinsettia Pretty Pieces cut file to dress up my box; I added some stickles to each of the layers and allowed them to dry before assembling.

The box was lined with paper from the Homemade Holidays pack; the little Christmas trees are so cute. I added vellum to the box top for a bit of a frosty look.

Be sure to visit the rest of the team, they've got some gorgeous ideas to show you!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Joy to the World

Today I get to show you a super cool template from My Time Made Easy called Gifted. Oh my goodness, it's so cute! 

I used traditional Christmas colors for my box, mostly because I wanted to use this sheet of paper (celebrate the season) from the new 'Tis the Season paper pack...yum!

The box itself is really easy to put together and allows lots of options for paper choices, each side could be a different color. The box was sized at 80% and I have lots of room for my treats, some yummy chocolate chip cookies.

I also used the Perfect Poinsettia Pretty Pieces cut file to decorate the front. I added loads of stickles for some sparkle. 

I made a card to match; this card has a window that opens to reveal a message inside. The sentiment is from Homemade Holidays Sentiments; it was just colored to match the paper and then adhered inside.

Here is a view of the inside; looks pretty awesome. I truly can't wait to make more of these type of cards. A plain petal envelope finishes this off.

Be sure to visit the rest of the gals, they all have some great stuff to show you.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Falling For You

Laurel's Inspired By challenge #43 was right up my alley this week; I love fall and acorns are quickly becoming a favorite image. This Paper Smooches acorn is quite possibly my favorite stamp ever.

I wanted a neutral color palette since the inspiration photo was all about neutrals; I added the two strips as an emulation of the rolls of the napkin and just placed the acorn on top. The bottom portion of the acorn is adorned with lots of gold glitter; in the inspiration photo it looks like gold paint or gold leafing.