Monday, July 16, 2012

The Shabby Tea Room #123

I'm super excited, and so honored to be this weeks guest designer at The Shabby Tea Room!  This week the theme is "Sew Crafty" and we needed to create a card or project  that includes buttons, ribbon/twine, and stitching (machine or faux), also we needed to be inspired by the colors of this drool worthy craft room in this photo:


I opted to make a criss cross card.  As you can see, the colors inspired me:


I was searching for the perfect paper for the base of this card, and after hunting high and low, I finally found this beautiful blue and white paper at Crafts Direct in St. Cloud.  I had the orange paper in my stash, and decided that I wanted to play off of the pink and orange in the photo.  I also love that color green, so I just had to have some in my card.  I used some pretty pink lace and topped it off with some divine twine.  For the pull out, I thought it would be cute to machine stitch the tab to the card.  I found the button in my stash.  The big medallion has been floating around in my "Found Objects" box, I have no idea where it came from or how it got there, but I did know that I had to use it on here.  Here's a peek at the pull out:



Supplies Used:

Paper: Fresh Collection - Authentique; Delightful Collection - Little Yellow Bicycle
Cardstock:  Pear, White Daisy - Close to My Heart (CTMH)
Ink:  Heavenly Blue, Grey Wool - CTMH
Stampsets:  Find Your Style - CTMH, Savvy Sayings - The Angel Company
Orange Divine Twine
Bubblegum Lace - American Crafts
Double Loops Punch - Martha Stewart
Label Punch - Stampin' Up!
Corner Rounder, 2" Scallop Circle Punch - CTMH



Saturday, July 14, 2012

With Love


I just received my order from the last stamping club I'm in, this stampset was on it.  So, when I saw this weeks sketch from Feeling Sketchy, I just had to try this with the flowers.  I'm happy with how they turned out, I did add a touch of stickles for some sparkle.  I also added the stitching for some added interest and popped the top sentiment up with foam tape.  I wish I had left more room at the top for some ribbon to fancy it up further.  Here's the sketch, I was happy with how quickly it went together:


Also, it's a color challenge at Our Creative Corner, navy, pink, and a color of my choice was the challenge.  I selected green for my choice color. 

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Pacifica, Colonial White, Sweet Leaf, Blush - Close to My Heart (CTMH)
Ink:  Pacifica, Sweet Leaf, Blush, Chocolate - CTMH
Stampset: Field Flowers - Stampin' Up!
Diamond Stickles - Ranger
Circle and Scallop Circle - Spellbinders

Friday, July 13, 2012

Shabby Elegance


I created this card based of the gorgeous inspiration photo from this weeks The Shabby Tea Room challenge - "Elegance & Lace".  I wish my bedroom looked like this...(sigh)...anyhow, back to my card.  For this challenge we needed to create a card or project inspired by the photo using white/cream, kraft, pink and lace.


I decided to emboss the kraft cardstock, then I ran my white stamp pad over it to highlight the design.  I sponged the edges of it with chocolate ink to further distress it.  I stamped the sentiment in blush to tie in with the pleated ribbon, each layer of the sentiment panel is popped up with foam tape to give it some dimension.  I love the chandelier in the picture, so I added some bitty sparkles to give a nod to it.  After I completed my card, I decided that I wasn't done and added three flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, that completed the card for me. 

I'm also entering this in the Wild Orchid Crafts challenge 54 - "Shabby Chic". 

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Kraft, Colonial White, White Daisy - Close to My Heart (CTMH)
Ink:  Chocolate, Blush, White Daisy - CTMH
Stampset:  Beautiful You - Verve
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Blushing Bride pleated ribbon - Stampin' Up!
Lace Tape - decollections
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Bitty Sparkles - CTMH
Fleur de Lis Squares - Spellbinders

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mojo Monday 249

I can't believe how fast summer is going, it's already almost the middle of July.  Next week is our county fair, I spend a lot of time there.  One day I scoop ice cream for the county Farm Bureau, another I serve milk shakes for the county dairy farmers, and two other days there are dairy shows (we lease heifers to a 4-H member).  I'm hoping to put a collection of my cards together to enter in open class along with entering some baked goods.  Last Saturday was our district Holstein Show, my oldest daughter, Briana, was excited to show her calf "Celinda" in the novice class.  I went with her into the showring, just in case she needed help handling her calf, we've been working very hard on training her calf, but you just never know.  It quickly became apparent to me that I didn't need to be there, she showed her calf all by herself.  So I took the time to stand off to the side and snap some pictures of her, here's one of my favorites:


I did take some time for some crafting therapy, I've missed my craft room. 


I used this weeks Mojo Monday sketch for the blueprint:


Supplies Used:
Stampset:  Baby Love - Close to My Heart (CTMH)
Ink: Lagoon - CTMH
Paper:  Dotty for You - CTMH
Cardstock:  Sweet Leaf, Colonial White - CTMH
Sparkles - CTMH
Lagoon Scallop Velvet Ribbon - American Crafts
Very Vanilla Velvet Ribbon - Stampin' Up!
Butterfly Punch - Martha Stewart
Embosslits Beautiful Wings - Stampin' Up!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Dad


I really need to get to work on creating some Father's Day cards.  I finally made myself sit down and work on one today.  Our county Farm Bureau is putting together their third Breakfast on the Farm, it's this Saturday, so I've been really busy working on preparing for that.  Right now I can't wait for Sunday.  I used this weeks Card Patterns sketch for the blueprint:


I rotated it so that the banner would work with the sketch.  Also, I stitched around the patterned panel to add some more interest.  I stamped the star in second generation so that it wouldn't overpower the sentiment.

I'm also entering it in this weeks 52 Card Pickup.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  White Daisy, Kraft, Pacifica - Close to My Heart (CTMH)
Paper:  Fanfare - CTMH
Ink:  Pacifica, Cranberry - CTMH
Stampsets:  Wishing Star, June Word Puzzle - CTMH
Durables, Cranberry Grosgrain, Twill Ribbon - CTMH
Circle, Petite Scallop Circle - Spellbinders
Canvas Banner - Canvas Home Basics

Sunday, June 3, 2012

One Final Graduation Card


This is the last graduation card I needed for this year.  I used this weeks Card Patterns as the blue print:



I changed it a little, my card is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4".  My biggest circle die wasn't big enough to do a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".   I wanted to use the school colors - orange and black - in my card. 

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Colonial White, Black - Close to My Heart (CTMH)
Ink:  Orange - CTMH; Tuxedo Memento Black
Paper:  Orange pattern - Doodlebug Design; Kraft Everyday Fun - My Mind's Eye
Corner Rounder, Ribbon, Hemp, Buttons - CTMH
Circle and Petite Scallop Circle - CTMH

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Celebrate Graduation


Holy mackerel, I can't believe it's been two weeks since I've posted.  How time flies.  We have two graduation parties to attend this weekend, so I worked on a card for the first one that's this afternoon.   I've been wanting to join in with the Dynamic Duos, this week the colors are Real Red and Island Indigo.   I did have to adapt them using Close to My Heart Colors, so I used Cranberry and Pacifica, they were as close as I could get.  I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch for the blue print:



I opted to go square with it.  This week the challenge at the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog is "Inside & Out", so I did something that I'm starting to do more of with my cards, decorating the inside.  Here's what this one looks like:


I'm also going to add this to this weeks 52 Card Pickup at the Old Back Porch.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Kraft, White Daisy, Pacifica - Close to My Heart (CTMH)
Ink:  Cranberry, Pacifica - CTMH
Paper:  Fanfare - CTMH
Stampset:  D1400 (Promo with no name) - CTMH
Burlap Mini Shape Flag - Canvas Home Basics
Round Durables - CTMH
Circles and Petite Scalloped Circles - Spellbinders