31 January 2013

bon voyage

Today I'm again playing along over at Moxie Fab World, this time with their Make Your Own Background challenge. The two arrow Martha Stewart stamps I arranged together on my acrylic block and inked them up with some Memento inks, stamping them repeatedly to create the background.

I added in some washi tape, layered on the Bon Voyage MS sentiment and topped it off with a few gems. I love the postage/travel feel that it took on! 

30 January 2013

Hola leaf

Today I'm playing along with one of the Moxie Fab challenges- Make an Itty Bitty Card. This one fits the bill, measuring in at 2.8" x 2.8" square. 

The swirl stamp is by PTI, and unfortunately I can't recall who the sentiment is by (that info is still packed up in my craft boxes from the move...). The negative leaf die cut was a leftover in my scraps box, and is really what inspired the whole card.

29 January 2013

runway dots

 So this is the first time I'm playing along over at Runway Inspired Challenge! Clothes can definitely be a great source of inspiration, and I had fun with this!! Here's where my inspiration came from...
1) Colored dots: I think that's fairly obvious ;)
2) Curled bottom corner: the rolled-over neckline
3) Butterfly: maybe it's just the way the fabric is folded, or maybe not, but I see a purple butterfly on the upper torso of the dress

The inks are all Memento, and the stamps are all PTI. The butterfly punch is by MS, and it's embossed with a PTI plate.

28 January 2013

celery wisteria thanks

Yup- another two-card day! So many fun challenges I wanted to join in on, so this card is to play along with the Color Throwdown colors this week! Yup, more thank you notes hehe. I can't wait to find the rest of my craft boxes and get them unpacked so I can start adding a little more dimension to my cards... but for now I'm trying to get creative with one-layeredness!

The image stamps are all by PTI. Unfortunately I can't recall who the sentiment is by... The inks are all Memento. And of course I had to throw in some gems for a bit of sparkle!

dusty thanks

Today's card is inspired by the color challenge over at colourQ #173! Again, I'm still working on those Christmas thank-you cards, so here's another one! :) The stamps are by PTI, the ink is Memento, and the twine/gems are from Michaels. The paper is by Bazzill Basics. 

27 January 2013

sweet musical thanks

Wow! Two posts in one day?! I know, right? Craziness from me! Anyhoo, little E is taking another good nap, so I escaped to my crafting table. So this is this week's Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World! The photo is entitled "sweet dreams."

And here is my card inspired by the above photo!!  I noticed the mauve rug anchoring the room and chose to anchor my photo with a mauve musical background. I added in splashes of aqua and gold with the gems and sentiment, inspired by the bed & bedding. 

The music stamp is by Stampabilities and the sentiment is by Verve. The mauve ink is Memento, and the aqua ink is Martha Stewart.

emerald splash

Hey all!
So little E took an extra long nap last nite and I found myself without any chores left to do... so my craft table called to me ;) hehe... I whipped out a few cards, here's the first!! A CAS thank-you card (still working on thank-yous for Christmas gifts, whoops!!) and I combined two challenges for this one...
1) Play Date Cafe color scheme- black & white with a splash of emerald green
2) CAS-ual Fridays "marker" challenge- the green in the flowers I drew in with my Staedtler markers!

26 January 2013

grunge thank you

Hey all! Just dropping in with another little thank-you card I whipped up. It was made with a remnant piece of paper from the coffee thank-you cards I shared the other day! This one uses a bunch of PTI stamps from the Grunge set and just a few gems to make it sparkle :) Sans gems, it would make a great masculine card too!!

22 January 2013

thanks a latte trio

Hey all!! Sorry I've been so absent the past few months... believe it or not, I STILL haven't unpacked the majority of boxes from my crafting space... such as all my cardstock, half my patterned paper, my punches, most of my stamps... you know, the important parts ;)

Let's not even get into how hard it is to find crafting time when you have a needy 9 month old crawling around!! I love little E, but I spend most of my time just sitting on the floor or couch with her. Once I get the rest of my crafty goodies unpacked, I should be good... my craft space in our new shoebox apartment, is one wall of the living room, so I can craft and still be with her :) I actually ordered some crafting supplies so I could do (for the first time!!) a December Daily album! I'll share bits of that soon ;)

Anyhoo, thanks for sticking with me! So onto the CARDS!! After Thanksgiving (when much of my family finally met little E!), I had to whip up some thank-you cards for baby gifts! I apologize for the lousy photos, but I figured I'd share anyways :) It's made with Verve stamps and a few gems to jazz things up! I had a few pieces of cardstock laying around, and used my sewing cutting board to cut everything- along with pinking shears on the bottom of the one card! The circle was a paper bit in my "scrap pile" that I had made for another card but never used, and the one corner I just rounded by hand. Tough times, but ya gotta make do when you're without all your tools, hehe ;) Enjoy, and hopefully I'll be back crafting regularly soon- gotta get to the storage unit to get the rest of my crafting boxes!! I'm also tackling Project Life this year! Good times to come :)

PS. Playing along over at Pumpkin Spice's "tea/coffee" challenge- my blogging buddy, June, invited me over to play!! And I apologize for the less than stellar photos- I don't have a photo lighting box or anything set up since, again, much of my crafting stuff is still packed up!