Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Sweet Treat

It's Thursday and tomorrow's Friday YAY!! Today I worked on the yummy papers from Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe. I'm addicted to wood grained patterned paper and I just had to get this collection. The papers have a vintage shabby style to them. I added some Prima lace and a yellow ruffled edge trim. Individual pearl bling were used as accents throughout the card.

Both stamps that I used were from Impression Obsession Sweet Treat & Sweet Treat Words. I paper pieced the treat image and colored it with my Copic markers. The little floral decorations were accented with Yellow Stickles. The image & sentiment were then layered on top of each other with dimensional foam dots. The cute tiny string tied around the treat is a May Arts Ivory Burlap String.

I hope you've enjoyed my projects for the month of June. I can't wait to see what creations July will bring. Thanks for stopping by!....Also have a fabulous & safe July 4th weekend!!

Stamper's Dream Products (links provided):
Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe
Impression Obsession - Sweet Treat Cling
Impression Obsession - Sweet Treat Words Cling
Tsukineko Rich Cocoa
May Arts Ivory Burlap String
Other Products:
Cream cardstock (card base), Prima lace, Pearl bling, Spellbinders Floral Doily & Accents

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Coordinating Card for Fabulous Friend TP Mini

Happy Wednesday! It's beautiful outside and I decided to make this gatefold card to go along with the TP mini that I had created as a gift. I used the same paper collection Reflections from Prima. There were still plenty leftover from the mini. I used more of the Paper Blooms from Kaiser Craft as well. I added more flowers and bling from my stash. Added a sparkler from Webster's Pages Sparklers. I used the Spellbinders Floral Doily & Floral Doily Accents used inside the card (a view of the inside is shown in the video provided below). Also the bird image is from Unity Stamp/Webster's Pages Love. The card coordinates perfectly. Now I'm all set to give this as a gift.

Here is a video showing both projects in detail:

Stamper's Dream Products (links provided):
Prima Reflections 6x6 paper pad
VersaMagic Harvest (Jumbo Java)
Tsukineko Rich Cocoa
Kaisercraft Paper Blooms - Honey
Webster's Pages Rose & Pearl Sparklers
Spellbinders Foloral Doily Accents
Other Products:
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Golden Sleigh Bells
Mini brown rhinestones, Skeleton leaves, Small green leaves, Brown Cherry Blossoms

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fabulous Friend

Hope everyone is having a great week. It's time for another Stamper's Dream project. I decided to make my very first TP (tissue paper roll) mini. All this consists of is using empty tissue paper rolls. I flattened five rolls out using my bone folder. I then painted the base with brown acrylic paint and my Dark Chocolate Truffle stain. The paper collection I used is Prima Reflections. These papers are gorgeous, I love the jewel tones. All the papers/tags that I cut were edged with Jumbo Java chalk ink.

All the sentiments came from the stamp set Fabulous Friend. The pleated sheer brown trim is from May Arts. The larger flowers throughout the mini are from Kaisercraft, Paper Blooms.

I also used the Rose & Pearls Vintage Sparklers from Webster's Pages. I used seam binding to bind the mini together. The inside pages were kept pretty simple so that it wouldn't be too bulky.

The tags fit perfectly inside the pockets of the pages. They were cut to size and I attached seam binding through the eyelets so that it would be easy to pull them out.

This mini was made for a Pay It Forward project circulating Facebook. I hope my recipient loves it as much as I do. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamper's Dream Products (links provided):
Prima Reflections 6x6 paper pad
Impression Obsession - Fabulous Friend
VersaMagic Harvest (Jumbo Java)
Tsukineko Rich Cocoa
May Arts Brown Burlap String
May Arts Brown Sheer Box Pleat
Kaisercraft Paper Blooms - Sage, Honey, Aubergine
Webster's Pages Rose & Pearl Sparklers
Other Products:
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Dark Choc. Truffle, Golden Sleigh Bells, Opal Sea Oats, Burnished Bronze
Brown Acrylic paint, Mini brown rhinestones, Owl charm, We R Memory Keepers XL & L Eyelets Antique Copper, Empty tissue paper rolls, Spellbinders Beaded Square, Skeleton leaves, Small green leaves, Brown Cherry Blossoms, Mustard seam binding, Crop-a-dile

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Sweet 6x6 Layout

Hi everyone, I hope that you guys have recuperated from our awesome Stamper's Dream & Friends Blog Hop! I wanted to share this cute 6x6 layout of my hubby & I. I have an empty 6x6 scrapbook album and I thought I should get started on my layouts. So this is one of my many 6x6 pages to come. The papers I used were from Pink Paislee Hometown Summer. The Hometown Summer Border Stickers are the perfect companions to this collection. I used a border pennant sticker from the pack and adhered some pop-dots to give it dimension. On either ends I placed some Kaiser Craft Pearls.

The photo is matted by one of the designer papers. I tried to make it look like a Polaroid picture. I added some lace trim on the side. At the bottom of the matted picture is a cut piece from one of the many border stickers included in the sticker pack.
The images of the boy & girl were cut from one of the designer papers from the pack. I attached them to a piece of a banner flag border sticker and wrapped it around a stick pin. The mini crochet flower embellishment is from my stash. I couldn't keep away from my new favorite, the Ivory Burlap String from May Arts. It seems to find a place on every project that I create =)

The sentiment "You Have a Smile as Sweet as Spring" is from MFT Out on a Limb. I've used this stamp set on a previous card here. So that is my layout and I'm totally motivated to keep on creating 6x6 pages to fill up my album. Sometimes all you need is just one great paper pack and a set of stickers/embellishments from the same collection to give a project a finished look. Okay, so have a great Thursday and thanks for stopping by! 'Til next time!

Stamper's Dream Products used (links provided):
Pink Paislee Hometown Summer 6x6 paper pad
Pink Paislee Hometown Summer Border Stickers
MFT Out on a Limb
May Arts Ivory Burlap String
Kaiser Craft Pearls Bliss
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Other products used:
Lace Trim, crochet flower, stick pin from personal stash

Monday, June 13, 2011

Stamper's Dream & Friends Blog Hop

Happy Monday everyone! Welcome to the Stamper's Dream & Friends Blog Hop! If you are just joining in, I am actually the final stop. Make sure you refer to the blog list below so you can start from the beginning.

Now on to my project. I decorated this plain Martha Stewart gift box that I had purchased last year. The beautiful papers are from the Melissa Frances 5th Avenue collection. The JustRite stamp set is the new June release Merry & Bright. The inks used were Pink Petunia and Pixie Dust from VersaMagic. All the designer papers were distressed with Antique Linen. I ruffled and glued some crepe paper behind the sentiment. I then used Glossy Accents to adhere the glitter around the edges of the ruffles. The shape behind the ornament and the piece of paper folded at the top flap was cut with Spellbinders Labels Thirteen. I used an eyelet border punch and wrapped the strips of DP at the top and bottom of the box. My favorite pearls from Kaiser Craft were used as accents all over. I tied some white seam binding into a bow and adhered it at the top. Also I used an Ivory Burlap String from May Arts along with a mini flower from my stash. These would make cute favors at a Christmas party.

I hope you have enjoyed my project. There is a hidden blog candy up for grabs. Make sure you visit each and every one of these talented ladies and leave them some love on their blog post for a chance to win.

Debbie Olson
Becca Feeken
Michelle Rodgers
Laurie Schmidlin
Amy Sheffer
Denise Marzec
Tosh Leyendekker
Mona Pendleton
Cindy Lawrence
Silke Ledlow
Arlene Cuevas
Charmaine Ikach
Mariana Grigsby
Lea Lawson
Joan Ervin
Teresa Kline
Jeanne Streiff
Kellie Fortin
Christina Fischer
Jo Thompson (Me)

Here is the prize:
Michelle will be announcing the winner of the blog candy the evening of Thursday, June 16th. Thanks for stopping by. Good Luck!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

My Spellbinders Book

I'm so excited to share this project with you guys. I was inspired by my fellow I Am Roses Design Team members, Arlene & Rina, to make a storage book for my Spellbinders dies. This book measures about 8 1/2" x 11", binded with 2 metal rings. I am slowly building my collection and I needed some kind of storage system. This is what I made. I didn't embellish anywhere else but the front cover. I had just received my I Am Roses haul and I had to use the flowers immediately. The 2" White Flower was misted with my Glitz Spritz Desert Moon Cactus Gold for that beautiful gold shimmer. I put two Pink Toned flowers on each side. Scattered throughout the cover were these sweet White Pink 2 Toned flowers. I curled the stems of these flowers with the end of my skinny paint brush. All these flowers were sitting on top of my favorite leaves, Small Natural Skeleton Leaves and Small Green Leaves. The natural skeleton leaves were stained with my Starburst Dark Chocolate Truffle from Lindy's Stamp Gang.

For a more shabby effect, I painted the edges of the cover with white acrylic paint. My favorite element on the cover is the old dictionary sheet in the background. I specifically chose that page due to the fact that it had the words craft, create, and crinkle printed on it. I could not finish this book without adding some pearl bling flourishes and a chandelier charm.

So this is my project for I Am Roses. I hope that you've enjoyed it. For a more detailed look at the book and the inside, please watch the video here. Thanks for stopping by as always!
I Am Roses Products used:
S10 - 32 Small White Pink Flowers
R 60- 15 2" White Flowers
ZQL0- 1 Small Green Leaves
K1-805 /Z Small Natural Skeleton Leaves
ZM - 1 Random Mix Sizes Pink

Other Products:
The Girl's Paperie Paper Girl - Paper, Die Cuts, Chipboard Alphabet
Colorbok Flea Market - Paper
Martha Stewart Punches - Ribbon Bow, Butterfly
Want2Scrap - Pearl Bling Flourishes
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Dark Chocolate Truffle/Glitz Spritz Desert Moon Cactus Gold
We R Memory Keepers XL White Eyelets
7Gypsies Gaffer Tape
7Gypsies Photo Carousel Pocket
Lace Trims
Dictionary Sheet
Chandelier Charm

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Happy Thursday! I have a Stamper's Dream card share project for you all today. My paper of choice was Graphic 45 Curtain Call. This collection has been out for some time, but it's never too late to fall in "Love" with these papers. There were so many beautiful images to choose from. All the edges of the papers were inked with Distress Ink Black Soot. I added some black rhinestone flourishes from my stash. The flower up top was made from the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die. I just love making my own embellishments using the same designer paper used for the card. It just makes it so much easier to coordinate. The pearl center was created with individual Kaiser Craft pearls that I clustered together. Also I used the pearls throughout the card as accents.

The "Love" sentiment is from the Unity Stamp Co. for Webster's Pages - Love stamp set. It fit perfectly in the tag from Spellbinder's Floral Doily Accents. These accent shapes are perfect for layering.

So that is my card for today, I hope that it has inspired you to get this paper collection if you haven't already. Thanks for stopping by and please join me next week for another Stamper's Dream creation =)

Stamper's Dream products used (Links provided):
Graphic 45 Curtain Call
Distress Ink Black Soot
Kaiser Craft Pearls
SpellBinders Floral Doily Accents
Unity Stamp & Co - Webster's Pages Love Stamp Set
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool

Other products used:
Black Cardstock (card base)
Black rhinestone flourishes (my stash)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Stamper's Dream Team & Friends Stick Together Card


Hi everyone! I'm happy to announce that I have been asked to join the amazing Dream Team for Stamper's Dream. The Dream Team consists of such talented ladies and I'm honored to be in their company. Make sure to visit all the gals (links on the side bar) if you haven't already. Thank you Michelle for this fabulous opportunity!

Okay let's get started on my first official SD project! I created this card using the stamps from Out on a Limb by My Favorite Things. All the images and the "Friends Stick Together" sentiment came from that set. The designer papers used on this card, as well as the little girl's paper pieced dress, are from My Mind's Eye Happy Go Lucky paper pad. The card base is kraft cardstock and the designer papers were all matted with brown cardstock. I stamped the images using Memento ink in Tuxedo Black on Neenah paper, then colored them in with my Copics. The "Friends Stick Together" sentiment was stamped with Memento ink in Rich Cocoa.

I used the SpellBinders Labels Four to cut out my little forest vignette. I then popped it up with dimensional foam dots. Her little shoes, the heart on her dress and in her hair were covered with Glossy Accents. I wrapped some May Arts Ivory Burlap String and tied a bow around one of the panels. Three brown brads adorn the top right corner to finish the card.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoyed today's card. I'm excited to bring you more projects in the weeks to come. So please come and join me in this new adventure with Stamper's Dream!

Stamper's Dream products used (Links provided):
My Favorite Things Out on a Limb
My Mind's Eye Happy Go Lucky
Memento Tuxedo Black
Memento Rich Cocoa
Neenah Classic Crest Paper
SpellBinders Labels Four
Inkssentials Glossy Accents
May Arts Ivory Burlap String

Other products used:
Copics (E00, E11, E93, R20, RV34, E25, E27, E99, W3, YG93, YG95, 0)
Brown brads
Kraft cardstock
Brown cardstock