Thursday, July 25, 2013

Paper Trey Ink July Blog Hop #1

For my niece's 19th birthday - which is tomorrow  . . . better late than never ? ?
Paper Trey - Fruits of Summer challenge offers all these yummy color palettes -- one more delicious than the next! 
I choose this color palette:
At Sunday Sketch and Stamp the challenge was open to choose any previous sketch.  I picked this one from the week previous - Carole's sketch:

Over at Seize the Birthday - "anything goes" as long as it's a birthday card.
cardstock: PTI
diecuts and birthday stamp: PTI
pattern paper: Echo Park
baker's twine
Up next -- same sketch, different color palette
Thanks for looking, more thanks for your comments, and following.
PS - my scrap room is done -- have you looked?
Have great day

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

WOYW-D Wednesday

Hi all,  I got your attention, didn't I??

I know this is not the usual thing you expect to see on    What's on Your Work Desk Wednesday?  
But, does a "hubby" count?  This wonderful man is doing the very last bit to finish my craft room!  It is a track light with adjustable spot-lights. 
The things on my desk are some buttons I am sorting, and work tools for the light.

My craft room is now done!!  If you haven't already peeked, please take a look at My Scrap Room Tour  tab above.  I absolutely LOVE IT!!  And it couldn't have happened without him.  Ahhhhh -- true love  :)  for the last 34 years.  What a man!!

Hope you are having a good day.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


I usually make cards for a specific person or event.  But today I just made this for the fun.  The movie Turbo is coming out soon.  Snails are an inside family fun thing -- I collect them from my sister's garden to use in our terrariums at school. My sister wants to get rid of them from her garden.  My son's girlfriend collects chatz-kity (??)snails. 

Over at There She Goes Stamps the challenge is to make a card or project creating a scene using animals!  I once again used the Slow and Steady set from There she Goes stamps.  

To create "Turbo", I covered the eye before stamping. I colored the body on yellow paper and cut him out, then added some shading with color pencils.  I embossed him again with white on blue paper, then added some shading with blue color pencils; cut this out and adhered to the main image.  Some red smooch trim, googly eyes, hand-drawn smile, and crystal effects for shine and dimension finished him off.

I followed the sketch from Mojo Monday.  I tried to make it as if Turbo was at the finish line of a race.  I didn't add a sentiment yet -- this might make a good "congratulations" or "you did it" type of card. 
Thanks for looking -- hope you are having a winning day!

stamps: There She Goes (snail); unknown (swirl)
paper: clouds (Stampin Up); rest is unknown
flags: JoAnn's button

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Oh Happy Day

My older son's girlfriend loves snails -- mostly the collectible kind; not the living ones.  This is for her birthday.

I used the sketch from Seize the Birthday and the colors from CAS-Colours and Sketches
To me, this sketch just screamed for a transparent window, with the snail going across. When the card is closed, you see the snail going across the front.  And he (she?) is still there when you open the card.  Placing the inside sentiment was tricky.  I could have put something across the bottom-grassy area, but I'll save that for a handwritten sentiment.  
I used the stripe pattern paper to cover the various papers from the front -- and only now realize I should have continued the green across  - - - oh well -- next time ? ?
I am also putting this on There She Goes CASE a Trendsetter Challenge - I choose Kim O' card with the cutest zebra.  She used cut-outs for the clouds, and I used the circle cut-out; and we used the same paper pack. 
paper: PTI cardstock, Echo Park "Hello Summer"
stamps: snail- There She Goes; sentiment - unknown
acrylic - I cut out of some packaging
Spellbinders nestabilities for cutting the circles

Hope you are having a Happy Day and thank you for looking.