Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Shopping our stash - challenge 1

Happy Tuesday!

I hope those of you who celebrated Victoria Day as a stat this past weekend enjoyed the extra day off :-)  We were super productive--painting the fence and the deck and doing all kinds of yard and home maintenance--finally I pleaded exhaustion and told hubby I HAD to go take care of a craft deadline (thank goodness!) LOL!

Anyway, this is the first challenge at SOS, and it is to use ribbon--but there is a twist, we want you to use ribbon in a way you don't usually use it, or use the colour you have the most of.  For myself, I scrunched and did a ribbon flower using that twisting technique--first time I've done it and so easy, I'll be doing them often now!

The stamps are all SU ones that have been gathering dust for years, as is the ribbon I used, so I think this totally qualifies for shopping my stash!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I'm late, I'm late...

Isn't that the beginning of a winnie the poo story or something?

Anyway, it's been a super hectic few days--friends popping by to visit unexpectedly (which is a good thing), planning a vacation (another good thing), planning what to do with some out of town family arriving next week (another good thing), getting my mom set up with a new phone (this took a lot longer than you would expect LOL!) and somehow I forgot all about blogging and craft stuff for a few days (?!?).  Anyway, I'm late for work now, but still taking the time to post about two items.

First of all, at Shopping our Stash this week we are continuing the challenge to get you to show us your work space and/or stash, so get your camera out and post some pics.  Mine are below.  Play along with us, I love seeing everyone else's space!

Also, I've got another fabulous card for you using Heartfelt Creations stamps, and the HC blog today is featuring an absolute garden of creativity, to get you in a summer mood (and hopefully a crafty one too!).

Have a great day!!

My stash photo's:

My ribbon storage, which hubby built for me with products from the hardware store.  On the top are bars that the rolls go on, and then there is a line of cord that I use clothes pins to hold packages of ribbon.  Below you can see my drawer organizers that are a bit larger than 12 x 12 and about 2 inches deep--I use these to store my 12x12 paper as well as my wood mounted stamps.  The boxes hold my loose ribbon and lace.  You can also see the TV cable running across day soon hopefully hubby will use some hooks or something to run it along the ceiling.  I like to have nature shows playing on the TV while I craft.

 My paper storage for lettersize card stock, using a paper organizer from Home Depot.  The blue sheet acts as a curtain so the edges of the paper doesn't get discoloured by the light (which happens when you hoard card stock for a long time without moving it enough LOL!).

And here is something crafty I made in my (messy) craft room using the new Bella Rose stamps from Heartfelt Creations:

Products Used on This Card
Other: Oval punch, scallop oval punch, distress ink, pearl edging from fabric store, white gel pen Copics: B97, B95, B23, B21, YR14, V15, V17, E29, R35, R46, R59, G21, YG63, G99, Y26, E44
Card size is standard 5.5 by 4.25. Stamp background image and crop to fit card.  Colour in with copics, and add accents with white gel pen.  Add colour to background using Copic airbrush.  Add ink along edges of image.  Adhere to mat/border cardstock and then adhere that to base.  Add pearl edging and sentiment as shown.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bella Rose Release

Happy Wednesday!  And this is the second Wednesday of the months, so that means....(insert drum role here)....that it's a new release at Heartfelt Creations!

And this one has to be my favorite yet, with roses and garden trellis and a bird house, butterflies and makes me think of my garden :-)  (hopefully I'll get a sunny day to take pics of that for you soon!)

Here are two cards I made using the new release.

The first one uses two of the new images--the swirly and the rose.  For the rose image, it's hard to tell in the photo, but I used the cracked glass technique for it.

Products Used on This Project

Other: Copics used:  R46, R59, G21, YG63, G99 Basic Grey Rhinestones, Spica Gliter Pen, distress ink, clear embossing powder, versamark, metallic rub onpaste
Card size is 5x5.  Stamp swirl image and colour in leaves.  Stamp over top of it with the background word stamp.  Use glitter pen along swirls.  Distress edges, use sewing machine around edges, then add rhinestones to end of swirls as shown, and adhere to base.  Cut out fancy tag using die cut and then rub metallic rub onpaste over it.  adhere to card base.  Stamp image of flower, colour in, cut out with die cut, and then use cracked glass technique (cover entire piece with versamark, coat with clear embossing powder, heat, allow to cool, repeat this 3 or 4 times till a thick layer is there, then cool, then bend to get cracks in it, then rub distress ink over it so it gets in to cracks). Then adhere this centred over the fancy tag.

The second card I embellished a bit more than I usually do, and I went for a really cheery look with the yellow roses.  Don't you love that lace on the edge???? I just got a bunch of new lace from Linda (The Funkie Junkie).  And a big thank you to Linda B from HC who sent me some gorgeous papers to work with, some is on here too :-)

Products Used on This Project

Other: Copics used:  Y000, Y02, Y15, YR14, E97, E99, G21, YG63, G99, B34, B0000, B000 Spica glitter pens, Stickles, DP Pinkpaislee Butterfly Collection, Pearls, Lace, Doily, Antique Linen Distress Ink
Card size is 6x5 Cut base card stock and DP layers, and add Distress ink on edges.  Adhere to card with Doily, as shown in photo.  Add lace along edge, add punched corner, adhere pearls as shown to both punched corner and along the top edge of the DP.  Colour images, cut out, and adhere.  Add stickles to butterfly.  Cut out sentiment, use distress ink on edges, highlight around words with glitter pen, and adhere.

Check out the HC Blog, there are tons of other samples from the Design Team.  Also, a chance to win some blog candy.

The Bella Rose Collection features 8 new PreCut Sets. The Bella Rose Collection features 8 new PreCut Stamp Sets that coordinate with a new exclusive Heartfelt Creations die, manufactured by Spellbinders. Leave a comment on my blog or the Heartfelt Creations blog by May 17 and one lucky person will win the entire release valued at $149.99. The winner will be announced on the HC blog on May 18.

Full directions on how to make these cards can be found at the HC Blog.

Kick-off challenge - Shopping Our Stash

Welcome to the Kick-Off Challenge for the new Shopping Our Stash Challenge Blog! We thought the best way to start the ball rolling is to host a virtual "open house" where we share a look at our crafty spaces and stashes! It's always fun to see behind the scenes where we spend so much of our time and money! 

So here is a sneak peak of my craft desk--on the edge you can see that I use those plastic kid toy containers to store my copics, as well as a couple of shoe boxes in the background filled with scraps (that I fully intend to use...soon...LOL!)  In the background there are my storage drawers from Costco that I love.  They hold my 12x12 card stock and DP as well as wood mounted stamps.

Next Wednesday I'll have a couple more photos for you of how I store the bulk of my card stock as well as ribbon.

During the next two weeks, from May 10 to May 23, we are asking you to join in our open house by posting a pic or two or ten of your craft table, space, maybe just a peek at your stamps, whatever you wish and link your post back to the SOS blog, the link up thru the Blue Froggy! A random winner will be drawn to receive their choice of a crinkled seam binding ribbon bundle from Prairie Bird Boutique! plus all entries will be entered into a drawing for the May prize as well.

Be sure to stop by the SOS Crew blogs...we have some pretty amazing stashes of supplies amongst our design team! 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My first scrapbook page!

After years of card making I decided to use my stamps and die cuts to make some scrapbook pages.  Here is one of the ones I made up in the last couple of weeks.

This one uses die cuts from Heartfelt Creations, as well as an edge punch, and apart from that is very simple and straightforward.

The picture is my hubby and his two sisters when they were little--he doesn't have many childhood photos, and each of them is precious, and this one in particular is one of my favorites.

Products Used on This Project

   HCD 701 Posy Patch Die
   HCD 711 Decorative Dutch Iris Die
   424415 Daisy Fan Martha Stewart Deep Edge Border Punch

   Crop photo, mat, and centre on piece of 12x12 cardstock. Cut white strips of cardstock to go on edge, and punch edges, then add to top and bottom of page. Cut out flowers using die cut, layer and adhere to page. Cut out swirls using die cut and adhere to page, use scissors to trim bits that go over edge of page. Add Dewdrops to decorate as shown.

The last couple of days I've been working with some absolutely gorgeous flowers that will be released next week, part of the Bella Rose collection from Heartfelt Creations.  I'll have a card or two for you (or maybe even another layout!) next Wednesday.  There is a sneak peak available now at the HC Blog if you'd like a preview :-)

Happy crafting!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mother's day challenge at Sentimental Sundays

Mothers day is approaching quickly, so we have a fun challenge for you this week at Sentimental Sundays.  For those of you like me, with no little ones, the challenge is to make a Mother's day card or card for a woman, (with a sentiment).  To make it interesting, though, for those of you with little ones, there is an additional challenge to have your kids make a card, and post it.  I can't wait to see the cards this week!

Here is a Mothers Day card I put together this morning using the Mojo Monday Sketch.

The image is from Deedee's Digi, and I've paired it up with some DP and a sentiment from SU.  All colouring is with Copics.  And thank you to Linda for the crinkle ribbon, I love it!!