Thursday, May 20, 2010

Fabric Monogram

Over at Moxie Fab World, they're hosting a challenge called "Fun with Fabric". The challenge is to use fabric in an innovative way on a project. As much as I wanted to make a flower out of fabric, I forced myself to come up with something I haven't seen yet, well something that I think I haven't seen yet lol. For my card I applied fabric right to a chipboard letter and used it as a monogram.

My other addition of fabric is the ruffled border that I hand stitched to the card base (I really need to invest in a sewing machine) I was going to put big fabric covered brads in the corners, but it was fabric overload, so I opted for the pearl brads instead. It's somewhat hard to see in the photo but the green piece is embossed with a paisley pattern.

Fabric Monogram Card
Cardstock: (kraft, old olive, cameo coral) SU
Chipboard: Maya Road
Brads: (pearl) Making Memories
Stickers: (pearls, rhinestone) Martha Stewart Crafts
Butterfly: SU! die
Other: thread, fabric, (3D dots) EK Success

Thanks for stopping by :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Stars & Stripes in The Shabby Tea Room

Whoo-hoo! I've finally finished a challenge way before the deadline lol.
I've had this pattern for awhile, and when I saw the challenge in The Shabby Tea Room this week, I knew I had to make it again! I'm a Canuck girl at heart, but who doesn't love this trio of colours and stars and stripes?!
The background is a transparency with parts of the Declaration of Independence printed on it and it is sewed onto the card base. The statue of liberty is hand drawn (it was really hard to find a colour of cardstock that resembled the statue colour). The stars are pewter eyelets, of course there wasn't enough room for all the stars.

Here's a close up of lady liberty. I used red stickles for her torch.

God Bless USA Card
Cardstock: SU and unknown source
Ribbon: SU
Stickers: Creative Memories
Star Eyelets: Making Memories
Other: Transparency, thread, black felt tip pen

Thanks for stopping by and happy card making!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Phone Book Challenge

Last week over at the PaperCrafts Connection website, Go-to-Gal Jessica Witty posted a Phone Book Challenge, you can get the details by clicking here. Now Jessica said to use an old phone book, but I didn't have any old ones, so I just chose a couple of pages which I figured I'd never call anybody from for my project. And what fun this challenge was! I have a thing for trees so of course I had to make a phone book tree! I paired my phone booky items with products from the Earth Love collection by Cosmo Cricket and I must say I rather like it.

I ran my phone book mat through the printer and printed the words Reduce, Reuse and Recycle and then chose matching ink colors to ink over the text.

Remember that technique we use to do in grade school with the tissue paper wrapped around a pencil eraser, dab it in glue and then fill in the space? This is exactly how I made my tree with pieces of the phone book. I sponged some green on after it was all glued down to give it some color.

Phone Book Tree Card
Cardstock: (kraft, chocolate chip) Stampin' Up!
Designer Paper: (earth love mini deck) Cosmo Cricket
Ink: (ruby red, sage shadow, so saffron, certainly celery) Stampin' Up!
Fiber: (natural/hemp twine) Stampin' Up!
Rub-Ons: (flowers/earth love collection) Cosmo Cricket
Other: pages of phone book, (3D dots) EK Success, (staples) Making Memories

Thanks for stopping by and happy phone book tearing! :)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Chipboard Challenge at The Shabby Tea Room

I haven't played any challenges over at the Shabby Tea Room in a while because I've been still trying to wrap my head around the whole shabby chic style. I decided to give it another whirl with this week's chipboard challenge. Here's what I came up with.

Dream Butterfly Card
Cardstock: (whisper white) Stampin' Up!
Designer Paper: Stampin' Up!
Chipboard: (butterfly, flower) Stampin' Up!
Rub-on: (chit chat) Stampin' Up!
Flowers: (mini roses) Prima
Glitter : (white) Martha Stewart
Rhinestone Stickers: (coral) Kaiser Paper
Ribbon: (sherbet) Stampin' Up!
Lace: Wal-Mart
Ink: (chocolate chip) Stampin' Up!

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch #138

I've finally gotten around to playing Mojo Monday again and have been itching to use my new "Earth Love" products by Cosmo Cricket. Of course I saw these products on the Moxie Fab World website one week and just HAD to have them. For whatever reason Cosmo Cricket products are hard to come by in Nova Scotia, but I found some of them and bought everything they had in the store lol (there was only one of each).

So, here is the sketch #138 for Mojo Monday this week...

And here is what I came up with...

Enjoy the Small Stuff Card

Cardstock: (barely banana, kraft) Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper: (earth love mini deck) Cosmo Cricket
Rub-Ons: (earth love) Cosmo Cricket
Ink: (chocolate chip) Stampin'' Up!
Brads: (white) Stampin' Up!
Other: (pop dots) EK Success, (paper distresser) Making Memories, (notebook punch) Stampin' Up!

Thanks for stopping by and happy card making! Stop by on the weekend for some more new posts :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Finally Back

So it's been a while...a long while. Time has just slipped away from me. It seems I have done nothing but pack and unpack my car with stamping and scrapping supplies to go to the many workshops and crop days and the ones I've taught. Anyways, I'm going to back track to May 1st which was National Scrapbooking Day and I actually attended an all day crop. I used to scrapbook all the time and then I fell back into a card groove. So there I was on National Scrapbooking day, with 425 photos and my goal was to start and finish an album with all of those pictures for a christmas present for my sister-in-law. HA! (I don't know what I was thinking) Having not scrapbooked since November 2006 I spent the first hour just staring at my piece of cardstock wondering what to do. I finally got in the groove and 7 hours later I had completed 2 pages! :)

I was happy with my two pages and couldn't figure why on earth I thought I'd be able to complete a whole album in 7 hours lol. Here is the layout that I did...

The picture isn't the greatest, but you get the idea.

Here is a close up of my chipboard word that I really liked and my ballerina dress that I made by hand. And yes that "2009" is blotchy and I have to fix it, there's a story that goes along with that too.

I brought my layout to work to show my mom after wards and left it on the front seat of my car. It was a hot and humid day, so I popped my sunroof up at lunch time to get some air circulating in my car. That afternoon the sky's opened up and it poured. I remembered my sun roof and ran out to close it and relaized where I had left my layout. It was soaked! I could have cried, there were water spots all over the pictures, the paper was wet, etc. However when I went back out later to get something out of my car it had dried perfectly all except for the 2009. I even liked what the rain had done to my chipboard letters, the raindrops ended up giving the ink a mottled look.

So the moral of the story is always put your pages in page protectors or leave your sunroof alone. :)

Thanks for stopping by, hopefully I will be back to a regular blogging schedule this week.
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