Monday, April 29, 2013

Crafts Meow - Zoom Goes My Heart

Today is my anniversary and I have the card I made for my husband.  This set is from The Craft's Meow "Zoom Goes my Heart" which was released for Valentine's Day, but is perfect for a guy's birthday or anniversary too.

I had shown this set to Mark and he thought it was a pretty cool set.  I pointed out the sentiment "you're just my speed" and then we joked that the speed was about 30 mph.  I bumped him up to 35 mph. I did make the needle rotatable, so he can set his own speed.  LOL.
The card layout was based on Sketch Saturday #254 from a few weeks ago
Supplies --
Stamps: The Craft's Meow "Zoom Goes my Heart"
Cardstock: PTI White, PTI Pure Poppy, Bazzill Raven
Inks: PTI Black and Pure Poppy
Black brad

Challenges:
Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes 
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Anything but birthday
Bloggers Challenge - Black & white with splash of color
Card Crafters Circle - Masculine
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings, 
Deb   

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Little Miss Muffet & SBS - Tea Party

This is the card I made for the Guess Who game over at Simply B Stamps for the combined SBS and LMM release April 4-6th.  Now that the game is over, I thought I would post my card.
I combined several digis using Photoshop to create this image, both Simply B images and Little Miss Muffet.  Then in Microsoft Word, I cropped and sized the image and added the black border.

Supplies --
Images: Betty In Wonderland, Betty Dorm Mouse and sentiment, LMM Cozy Café table, LMM Tea Party Dishes and Trays 
Patterned cardstock: My Mind’s Eye “Unforgettable”
Cardstock: PTI Pure Poppy, X-Press It
Dies:  PTI medium scallop, Die-Namics Mix and Match Banner
Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
Copic Colors: E00, E11, E13, E21, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E47, R02, R24, R29, R32, RV23, BG72, BG75, YR21, YR23, YR24, W0, W1, W2, W3, 0

I also created a video tutorial using this card, showing how to touch up a photo using the free software GIMP.


You can see all the videos I've created - showing how to manipulate digital images, size and print digis, adding a watermark and touching up photos on my YouTube Channel - CreamCityAngels

Challenges:
Stampin for the weekend - die cuts
Copic Marker Europe - Female images
Little Miss Muffet - Food Glorious Food
Paper Crafting Journey - Use a Sentiment

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge

Today, I'm joining in the April blog hop over at PaperTrey Ink.  The theme is 'Tilted' - design on an angle.  I made several cards, here is the first one...
I embossed some PTI white cardstock using PTI Hexagon Die, then cut some white cardstock with the die.  I stamped the cut hexagons using the stamp set Happy Hexagons and inks Enchanted Evening, Canyon Clay, Kraft, Ripe Avocado.  The stamped hexagons were glued onto the embossed panel creating the angled pattern.
 
The sentiment is stamped on a tab I cut using one of the PTI Half and Half Dies. I added a knotted ribbon to finish the card. 

Since I had the frame left of the hexagon pattern, I wondered if I could create the same stamped pattern with it using it as a stencil.
I taped the frame down to my scratch pad, so it wouldn't shift.
Stamped, applying some pressure 
to make sure the full image is transferred.
Here is how my experiment turned out.  A really quick card.

Card 1 Supplies -- 
Stamp Set:  PTI Happy Hexagons mini set
Inks: PTI Enchanted Evening, Canyon Clay, Kraft, Ripe Avacodo
Cardstock:  PTI White, Enchanted Evening, Kraft
Ribbon: Canyon Clay Saddle Stitch
My second card is a really simple one.  I used Just the Ticket and the coordinating ticket border die. 

Card 2 Supplies --
Stamp Set: PTI Just the Ticket
Inks: PTI Kraft and True Black
Cardstock: PTI Kraft, True Black and Smokey Shadow
Patterned Cardstock: MME Dilly Dally
Here is my third card design.  I used a couple PTI sets Funky Florals, which I think was a free set with purchase a few months ago, "Beautiful Blessings" and the Half and Half Die Collection die.
 
Card 3 Supplies -- 
Stamp Set:  PTI Funky Florals & Beautiful Blessings
Inks: PTI True Black, Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold, Limeade Ice
Cardstock:  PTI White, Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst
Dies: PTI Half and Half Die Collection 

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Monday, April 22, 2013

Taylored Expressions - Tick Tock

Today, I have another birthday card, one perfect for anyone I think.  The image is from Taylored Expressions "Tick Tock".  This stamp set comes with the coordinating clock die.  Love that.

The clip board and notepaper is also a die from Taylored Expressions.  The lines are from a PaperTrey Ink set Just the Ticket and is stamped in PTI Aqua Mist ink.  Taylored Expressions has a notepaper stamp but I don't have that stamp - yet ;).
The clock image is a layer of 3 pieces of cardstock.  I found some silver metallic cardstock at Joann's and used that cardstock for the die cut clock and the clipboard clip.  I stamped the clock on red and white cardstock then cut out the clock components and layered them on the silver die cut, then added the silver brad in the center.

Supplies -- 
Stamps: Taylored Expressions "Tick Tock"; PTI "Just the Ticket"
Dies: Taylored Expressions "Tick Tock" and clip board and notepaper
Ink: PTI Black and Aqua Mist 
Cardstock: PTI White, Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy and Kraft
Sewing machine with white thread
Silver Brad

Challenges:
Jellypark Challenges - Humour
QKR Stampede - Punches/Die Cuts
Paper Crafting Journey - Use a sentiment
My Time to Craft - Stitching
Make it Monday - Anything Goes 
Addicted to stamps - Birthday sentiment

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A|Muse - Seasonal Branch

Today, I have the card I made for the homebound ministry and a few others in April.  I had a few thank you and thinking of you cards I needed to get out too.  I ended up making 12 cards and thought it a perfect any occasion card.

This card was inspired by a card Marisa Alvarez created for Madison Mingle 2012 - last MarchI ended up buying the set from her last year at Mingle and this Spring I finally created my version.  

The branch and flowers are an A|Muse stamp set Seasonal Branch.  The woodgrain cardstock is also from A|Muse.

The image was stamped on PTI white cardstock that is die cut with Lil Inkers Rectangular Stitched Mats.   The inks are PTI Dark Chocolate, PTI Simply Chartreuse and Memento Angel Pink.  
The flowers are a cluster of 3.  I stamped 2 clusters on an extra piece of white cardstock and cut them out to add some dimension.  I used E29 Copic marker for the brown center of the flowers. The "Just a Note" sentiment is from a Crafts Meow set "Happy as a Lark".

I got a new watermark recently, created by Karen Giron.  I love her blog "the sweetest thing" and I saw on her side bar she sells watermarks.  Really cute ones too.

Supplies --
Stamps: A|Muse "Seasonal Branch", The Crafts Meow "Happy as a Lark"
Inks: Memento Angel Pink, PTI Dark Chocolate and Simply Chartreuse
Die: Lil Inkers Designs Rectangle Stitched Mat Stack
Patterned Cardstock: A|Muse woodgrain
Cardstock: PTI White and Sweet Blush

Challenges:
365 Cards - Welcome Spring
Bear-ly Mine - Spring Flowers
Scrap-Creations - Flower Power
Loves Rubber Stamps - Colors of Spring
Papertake Weekly - 1 paper
A Little Bit Crafty - Anything Goes
Lady Anne's - Anything Goes
Crafters Companion - Flowers 

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb      

Monday, April 15, 2013

PaperTrey Ink - The Sweet Life

Today, I have a series of cards I made one weekend using PaperTrey Ink "The Sweet Life".  This set is such fun!  

The roses are stamped in 3 layers from light to dark; Memento Angel Pink, PTI Autumn Rose and PTI Scarlet Jewel ink. The leaves are 2 layers, PTI Simply Chartreuse and PTI Ripe Avocado ink. 

I stamped several flower backgrounds and they all turned out slightly different.  The one above I added a stamped die cut frame and sentiment which is a set from My Favorite Things "Die-namics Polka Dot Greetings".   
The second card, I simply stamped "Happy Birthday" which is from the PaperTrey Ink set "Happy Hexagons".  Then, I added a few pearl accents.
The set PTI "The Sweet Life" has a coordinating die for the roses and the leaves.  For this card I wanted to use the dies.  
So, I created a couple different cards using the different rose sizes in the set.  The background and sentiment are TAC.  The ribbon is PTI Simply Chartreuse.  
The rose is stamped on PTI white cardstock.  The leaves are stamped on PTI Spring Moss cardstock. 
The last card I created is this years Mother's Day card and a slight variation of the previous birthday card.  The background and sentiment are TAC Beauty of a Woman.   
I used the cluster of 3 roses for this card and the rest of the leaves that I had left over.  I actually used everything I had die cut! These were my female cards for February, March and May.

Challenges:
Crafty Ribbons - Pink and Green
DRS Designs - Stitching
Forever Friends - Die cuts or Punches
Happy Camper - Flower Power 
Sandy's Craft Creations - Stitching 
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Squigglefly - Mother's Day 

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Monday, April 8, 2013

PaperTrey Ink - Just the Ticket

Today, I have a birthday card to share.  I made this one for all the guy birthdays in March and April.  This set is Just the Ticket from PaperTrey ink.  

The string of tickets is a PaperTrey Ink die - Just the Ticket border die.  This is a really great die.  The tickets are perforated like real fair or amusement park tickets.

The patterned papers are My Mind's Eye "Dilly Dally".  The cardstock is PTI Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist and Harvest Gold.

Challenges:
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Anything Goes 
One Stop Craft - Birthday
Dutch Dare - Birthday Fun 
Ruby's Rainbow - Happy Birthday
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday
Make it Monday - Anything Goes  

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb  

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Little Miss Muffet - Guess Who?


Hi All,

It's Day 3 -- Simply B Stamps and Little Miss Muffet Stamps have teamed up for a HUGE combined "Tea Party Release".  Lots of new images and rubber stamps available, check them all out at the SBS New Items and LMMS What's New sections of the stores! 

Here's what has been happening... 

Day 1 (April 4th) - Release Blog Hop (click HERE to start)

Day 2 (April 5th) - Inspiration and Tutorials (SBS and LMMS)

Day 3 (April 6th) - Guess Who at SBS and Scavenger Hunt at LMMS



You have until April 10th to play along and LMMS Prize Winners will be announced on April 11th!

I'm back again as a guest designer and we are playing games!  Where there are games there are prizes too and on both Simply B Stamps and Little Miss Muffet Stamps blogs!!  2 blogs, 2 games, lots of chances to win!

Today, I'm participating in the "Guess Who" game at Simply B Stamps blog.  The object is to pair up the cards today with their creator. 

Here's Card #2 -- 
Fabulous isn't it?  The image used is LMMS Daisy Kate Hatter newly released as a rubber stamp on Thursday.  Love this image.  It's beautifully colored don't you think? 

The question is...Did I create this card?  Hmm - the photo isn't watermarked - how mysterious!  What do you think??  Take a hop to the other designers blogs and match up the cards on the SBS blog with the designers.

Designer List:
Debra - {You are Here}

Can you 'Guess Who' made this card...details on who is playing today and how to submit your guesses on Simply B Stamps blog.

There is also a "Scavenger Hunt" going on with clues hidden, so check out all the details and chances to win at Little Miss Muffet blog too.


It is a fun day of games on both blogs, so be sure to visit both Simply B Stamps and Little Miss Muffet to participate and for the chance to win stamps and digis!

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb