Friday, August 17, 2012

MIM #78 - card #2

I liked this stitching technique so much, I made another card for   Make It Monday - #78
It's the same Becky Oehlers'  image with different colors and stitching this time :)

My stitching is on the hanging clouds and sun

 My card ~ click on the photo for a more detailed look

Cardstock:  Base card and panel with image is Stampers Select White by PTI; Peach background panel from Recollections and Turquoise PP is from American Girl Crafts
Image: a free PTI download designed by Becky Oehlers
Coloring:  images colored with TomBow marker pens and Shimmerz paints; Crystal glitter from Stickles; used Chalks to make the blue sky around the clouds and sun
Tools & Embellishments:  Textile embossing folder from Cuttlebug;  Gingham ribbon  from Michaels; Floss from Hancock Fabrics

Thanks for stopping by ~

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

MIM #78 Stamping & Stitching on Die Cuts

Here I am on Wednesday (not Sunday!) posting a card to Make It Monday #78.  Heather Nichols shows her expertise in stitching on her card in this video HERE

I was instantly reminded of a free download from PTI and this whimsical design by Becky Oehlers.  It already had the stitch-lines on it, so all I had to do was follow Heather's instructions with floss, back-stitching  on the "hill" of the image. It took me a bit of time and I thought half way down this hill, "Why didn't I punch out every two holes instead of every other hole?" 
Oh well, it probably looks better this way and I was pretty happy I didn't run out of thread which I cut too short ~ it was a close!  :o)

See my stitches on the hill? :o)
 My card ~ 
Cardstock:  Base card & panel with image is Stampers Select White by PTI; Orangy background panel and Green glitter PP are from DCWV - Citrus Stack
Coloring:  images colored with TomBow marker pens; Crystal glitter from Stickle; used Chalks to make the blue sky
Tools & Embellishments:  Birds & Swirls embossing folder from Cuttlebug: Corner Rounder from EKSuccess; Grossgrain ribbon  from Michaels; Floss from Hancock Fabrics

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

MIM #77 Ink pads watercolor

This is my card for Make It Monday - Using your ink pads as water coloring for your image is a really neat technique.  Dawn McVey makes it look so very easy and of course, her card is amazzzzzing! Check out her video HERE
My Card~

Cardstock:  Base card is 'Parchment Pink' from Xerox; Stamper's Select White is from PTI
Stamps:  sentiment is from PTI's Fall Elegance; Stained Glass window is from Stampin' UP 
Inks: Image inked with 'Sepia' from Ranger; the leaves are watercolored with 'Khaki Green' inkpad from Stampabilities; the flowers are painted "Just Peachy from Shimmerz 
Tools & Embellishments:  Stylized Flower embossing folder from Cuttlebug; Sheer pink ribbon from Michael's 

Thank you so much for stopping by tonight and thank you all for your wonderful comments!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Moxie Fabber of the Week!

Wowza!  Get Out!!  Shut the Front Door!!!

I am in total AWENESS (don't think that's a word,  just how I feel :o) of the very kind words from the sweetest, most Moxie Fabber there is,  Cath Edvalson! 

Not quite sure how I landed a spot as Moxie Fabber of the Week, but let me tell ya,  I am so very honored and truly humbled to be there today.

If you have never been to this FANTABULOUS (yep, that one is in the dictionary) Blog, you need to crawl out from under your rock and spend some time just being inspired and utterly delighted at all that's happening  at  MOXIE FAB WORLD

 A huge thank you to all of the wonderful cyber friends I have made in this craft community all over the world, YOU all mean so much to me!!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

MFW - Tuesday Trigger Type Hype

Moxie Fab World has another fun Tuesday Trigger Challenge -  Type Hype that gets an  "a"  from me!      :o) 

Isn't the inspiration photo of this old-timer just the cutest?
Ahhh, no, not talking about my Blog pic over there in the corner!

I don't have any of those cute typewriter stamps like I've seen out there, don't have any great patterned papers with typewriters (that I can readily put my fingers on) either, but I did find a Rub-Ons from Studio Calico which is from a Moxie Fab prize package I won a while back ~ thank you, Cath!  I think it works (?).  It isn't black and it isn't's kinda orangey-redish though, so  I just added the inspiration photo colors in other ways. 

My Card ~ click on the photo for more details

The typewritten note sticking out is from my sweet blog friend  Karin Akesdotter, who has a whole page of these little gems you can download from her Blog HERE    Karin's card in this challenge is #4 ~ now isn't that the coolest?

Cardstock:  Base card White Stamper's Select and True Black is  from PTI;  Glitter Red from DCWV Glitter Stack

Embellishments:  Yellow polka dots 'washi tape' from Target;  Typewriter & Alpha letters are Studio Calico Rub-Ons; 
Twill Tape from Simplicity
Tools: Labels Eight die from Nestabilities; corner rounder from EKSuccess 

Thank you for stopping by and especially for taking the time to comment ~ You all really mean so much to me :)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

MIM #76 - card #3

Edited to add:  
Anyone who has visited my Blog more than once, knows I just can't leave  well enough alone... 
I thought this card needed one (or two) more things  ;)
I added the lavender bling next to "Hello" and Crystal colored Stickles to the flowers on the stamped image. 
It's not much of a change and probably no one else would even notice,  but made me happy to add just n that little extra somethin',  ya know?

Wanted to add one more bleach-technique card to MIM #76

I needed a quick "Hello" thinking of you card tonight and thought, why not try one more bleaching technique card? :o)

PTI products used:
Stamper's Select White for the basecard
PTI's 5th Anniversary free download - this one is Maile Belles design 

I used the negative die from Nestabilities "Labels Eight" to frame the lavender card stock which is stamped with Stampendous "Branch Flight" in bleach.  Maille's  hello tag is colored in with TomBow markers and cut out with my Fiscar's 2" Round punch. 
The butterflies are 3D stickers from Special Moments

MIM #76 - Bleach Stamping Technique

Well I thought I would make another card for MIM #76 - Double Time Bleach Stamping because, I didn't get enough bleach on me the first time :o).  Actually I wanted to try the 'flicking' of the bleach and as you can see, I overdid it a bit...LOL  
I tried using different colored cardstock for this bleaching technique, but the Melon worked the best it is.

My Card ~ click on the photo for more details...

Cardstock:  card base is Kraft, panels are Melon, Burgundy; the bicycle is stamped on the back of the striped cardstock from g.c.d. studios 'Loverly'  PP collection 
Stamps:  Leaves from Fall Elegance by PTI; sentiment from Unity  'Following my Heart'; old time bicycle from Michaels (not sure of the company name). I stamped it on the card then again on pp, cut it out and popped it off the melon panel with mounting tape  for a little dimension
Inks:  Sepia from  Archival; Burgundy from Studio g; bleach from Clorox 
Embellishments:  bling from my stash