Wednesday, July 25, 2012

July 2012 Blog Hop

The above picture  was the inspiration for this months Blog Hop.  The card that I had in my head had flowers on it.  The card in my head and the card that I made were totally different and I couldn't make it work.  I had the Martha Stewart Butterfly punch on my work area, so I decided to go with butterflies.  One of the reasons that I bought this punch was because I had seen many cards using this layout and I have never done it.  So now I have.  Thanks for looking.

All supplies PTI unless noted.
Stamps:  Happy Hydrangea
Ink:  SU Basic Gray
Paper:  Stamper's Select White, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Mellon Berry, Berry Sorbet, and Simply Chartreuse
Accessories:  Woodgrain Impression Plate, Linen & Canvas Impression Plate (for the butterflies) Leafy Vine Borders Die, Happy Hydrangea Dies and Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Monday, July 23, 2012

Knots Badge

This is my final card for Stamp-a-faire and I think it is my favorite.  This is for the Ribbon Techniques Challenge.  I used Michelle Wooderson's technique using the Swiss Dots ribbon and used Erin Lincoln's technique use die cut openings.  Thanks for looking.

Stamps:  Beautiful Butterflies
Ink:  SU Basic Gray
Paper:  Stamper's Select White
Accessories:  PTI Assorted Swiss Dot Ribbon and Beautiful Butterflies Dies

Rainbow Badge

This card is for Stamp-a-faire Rainbow Badge.  I used the first tie-dye technique that Nicole showed on her videos.  I didn't let my paper dry long enough and it buckled.  Thanks for looking.

Stamps:  Simply You
Paper:  Stamper's Select White, Orange Zest and unknown vellum
Ink:  Lemon Tart, Melon Berry and Plum Pudding
Accessories:  Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch and SU Rhinestone

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Homemade Embellishments

DIY Badge-Homemade Embellishments.  This is the card I made for this challenge.  I watched the video of Melissa Phillips using the Double-Ended Banner Die and I was going to use one of those, which I think were really neat.  After I die cut my banners from felt, I remember seeing on someone's blog how to make loopy rolled flowers.  I folded the banners in half, long ways, and I used score tape to hold them together.  I then took my snips and made cuts along the folded edge.  I used more score tape and rolled the flowers.  I used Mono Multi on the ends and glue dot to adhere them to my card.  Thank for looking.

Stamps:  Mat Stack 1
Paper:  Stamper's Select White and Aqua Mist Patterned Paper
Ink:  Ocean Tides and SU Going Gray
Accessories:  Mat Stack and Mega Mat Stack Die,  Double Ended Banner Die, Sending You Die and Aqua Mist and Ocean Tides felt

Correspondence Badge

This card is for Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-faire.  The challenge is Correspondence Badge-Camp Card Set Challenge.  I kind of followed Betsy Veldman's design, but I changed some things.  Instead of using the patterned paper at the top of my cards, I put it on the bottom, inside the cards.  Thanks for looking.

Stamps:  Turning a New Leaf, Daily Design, and assorted Think Big Favorites
Paper:  Stamper's Select White and Green Boutique Patterned Paper
Ink:  SU  Lucky Limeade, Pool Party and Basic Gray
Accessories:  Card box, Turning a New Leaf Die, New Leaf Ribbon, Bottle Die, Edgers #4. and Angled Layers(I  think that is what it is called)

Limited Supply challenge

This card is for Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-faire.   The challenge is for the Craft Conservation Badge and is a limited supply challenge.

Thanks for looking.

Stamps:  Natural Beauties
Paper:  Stamper's Select White, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, and Simply Chartreuse
Ribbon:  Hawaiian Shores Bitty Dot
Buttons:  Simple Chartreuse
Accessories:  Sending You dies and Twine

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Schedule and Badges

I put my schedule of events and my badges on a metal board with magnets.  I will be in and out all day, since today is also my granddaughter's 3rd birthday party and I have to leave and go to that for awhile.

Happy Stamping!!!!!

Welcome to Camp Kalamazoo

This is were I will be at working on the projects for Stamp-A-Faire.  Happy camping everyone!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

This is the card I made for this weeks Retro Sketches and the Dynamic Duos color challenge.  I used white embossing powder, but it turned out looking ivory on the pink pirouette.  Thanks for looking.



Stamps:  WPlus9 Mehndi Medallions
Paper:  PTI White, SU Baja Blue printed from MDS and SU Pink Pirouette
Ink:  SU Bermuda Bay marker (I didn't have Baja Blue), Going Gray and Versamark
Accessories:  PTI Impression Plate, Spellbinder Nestibilities,  Amuse Embossing Powder, MFT Rolled Flower Die, SU Ribbon and Star Dust Stickles

Monday, July 9, 2012

Happy Hydrangea

This card is for the Dynamic Duos #10 which is to use Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive. The bow is Rich Razzleberry stamped off once. I also used Retro Sketches #19 for my layout. I need a wedding card for my daughter and I think will redo this card using her colors of soft aqua and ivory. Thanks for looking.

Stamps:  PTI Happy Hydrangea
Ink:  SU Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry Markers, Basic Gray
Paper:  SU Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive, PTI White
Accessories:  Memory Box Piestra Tile Die; Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder, PTI Happy Hydrangea Dies, Button Card Die, Buttoned Up Die and White Silk Ribbon