Friday, March 25, 2011

Fussy and Fancy: Feathers or Zippers

I must admit, this was a difficult challenge for me!  I had no idea how I was going to incorporate a zipper into my project and I was at a loss for feathers too!  Then I searched my house from top to bottom and couldn't find a single feather anywhere!  So I resigned myself to using a stamp that had a bird or feathers on it....wouldn't you know I didn't really have any of those either!  I was in panic mode until I stumbled across one of my new Sarah Kay stamps - aren't these chicks adorable!  I thought it would make for a perfect Easter/spring card - and I'm hoping to slide by with the feathers on these chicks!  I sure hope you guys get more creative with your projects using feathers and zippers than what I was able to be!

But anyways, here is my project.  I followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday and I love the way it turned out!  The butterfly/striped paper is from Graphic 45 and sent to me by a friend.  I love the colors on this project!  I used my Martha Stewart doily lace punch and her butterfly punch and there are lots of Spellbinders used as well.  I used Classic Ovals for my image and on the inside, I used my small deckled rectangles.  The flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts and my Happy Easter stamp is a new one, only I can't for the life of me remember who it's by. (Isn't it sad when old age creeps in, hehe!)  Finally, I added some bling in the corners to tie in the pink on my image.

Here's a close-up of the image, I think she turned out cute!

Here's a shot of the inside where I once again put my Martha Stewart punches to good use!

And finally, a close-up of my journaling spot - I forgot to add I inked the edges with one of my Color Box inks as well.

Well, I hope you liked my card and I can't wait to see your creations using feathers and zippers!  I sure hope it's an easier challenge for you than it was for me this week!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Friday, March 18, 2011

Stamped Images Dividers

I can't believe how fast I have become addicted to the world of Magnolias and other stamped iamges as well.  Through swaps and my own collection of ever-growing stamps, I have amassed a good number of stamped images.  In my "perfect world" there is a place for everything and everything is in it's place.  However; in reality, I spend hours upon hours searching for whatever it is I'm looking for at the time.  Well, in my quest for organization, I have stumbled across a CD organizer and have discovered it's the perfect size for many things: My embossing folders, my spellbinders mounted on magnets, and now my stamped images!  I know I'll need more than one, but I figured I needed some way to organize my images.  So here's my start:

I cut my divider out of chipboard, then cut the tabs from my Cricut.  For this side, I followed the sketch from A Spoonfull of Sugar and I love the way it turned out.  I used my favorite color combination of pink and brown, as well as my favorite paper from SEI and Kaisercraft.  I cut out Waiting Tilda with my oval spellbinders, inked the edges with Tim Holtz walnut stain, added some pink bling and a flower from Prima.

The other side's picture turned out kind of blurry, but I hope you can still get the gist of it.  For this side, I followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday and love the simplicity of it.  I cut out Birthday Tilda with my circle spellbinders and used a lace doily behind it.  I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain and used the same paper, flowers, and bling from the opposite side.

I don't like my writing on the labels, so when I can come across my labelmaker (Where did I put that thing?), I'll use that to write the name of the collection and the year.

Here's a shot of the divider in the box with the stamped images behind it.  I have a long ways to go, but hey, at least it's a start!

I figured I'd also show you a picture of the way I organize my Spellbinders too, since I eluded to that earlier.  I cut the front of the package and adhere it to a piece of chipboard.  Then, on the back, I attach a sheet of magnet and write the name of the Spellbidners as well, making it easy to find the ones I'm looking for.  My embossing folders also fit in this box as well - I love it!

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Totally Tilda - Tilda and Chipboard
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Die Cuts (Oval and Circle Spellbinders; Tabs from Cricut)
Paper Sundaes - Keep it Simple
Going Grey - Anything Goes
Just Magnolia - Favorite Color Combination (Pink and Brown)


Monday, March 14, 2011

Copic Journals

I received a Copic Journal from a friend and I have found it to be SOOO useful to keep track of my Copics.  So, ever since receiving my own Journal, I've made a few for other people in swaps.  Here's one that I finished and I love the way it turned out.  I followed the sketch from the Beary Scraps Challenge and love the look of it.  I know I said I was going to move on from the pink/brown combo, but what can I say - it's apparently quite the favorite combo for others besides myself!  I used my SEI Sweet Nothings pink and glittery paper, along with Latte from Kaisercraft's Cafe Culture collection.  This Tilda is one of my favorites from the So Special Colelction.  I used my Martha Stewart Swirling Lace punch and the flower treatment is from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Here's the inside:

Some of the inside pages:

More inside pages:

And here's the front and back cover together.  I hope you like it!

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

The Beary Scraps Challenge - Sketch
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Challenge #2 - Pink and Glitter
Pollycraft Challenge - Teen Cards
Wild Orchid Crafts - Dieing to Punch it Out
Totally Tilda - Tilda and Chipboard (The covers of the journal are made out of Chipboard)
Magnolia Down Under - 2 of Anything (2 Design Papers)
Paper Sundaes - Keep it Simple

Friday, March 11, 2011

Fussy and Fancy DT: Mindy's Sketch

This week at Fussy and Fancy, we are asking to see a card made using a sketch by our own talented Mindy!  As I was preparing to make my card for the DT, I was going through my stash and realized I didn't have any "Just Because" cards.  I'm in a lot of swaps, and am always reaching for a card to send along, so I figured I better build up my stash.  For this card, I tried out one of my new toys, the Sew Easy tool sent to me by a friend.  I've still got a few kinks to work out, but I like the overall idea of it.  For this card I used one of the new Magnolia stamps, Tilda with Heart Lace and I think she's adorable!  I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain, my fav.  I also used my new Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch.  I finally broke down and bought it for myself - I've bought a few for others but decided I could no longer live without one of my own.  The paper I used is from Bo Bunny and yes, it's another card in my favorite color combo, pink and brown.  I just can't help myself, but I promise I'll try to move on to new colors soon.  The sentiment is by Fiskars and the flower treatment is from Wild Orchid.  I really LOVE these flowers and wish I would have ordered more the first time I placed an order.  I just wasn't sure what size and type I needed, but I've decided I NEED them all, lol.

Here's a shot of the inside, which I left pretty simple.  For the journaling square, I inked the edges and used a corner stamp to give it some flair.  This paper is also by Bo Bunny.

I hope you like this card and can't wait to see what you come up with for the Fussy and Fancy Challenge this week!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Wild Orchid Crafts - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's - Spring - Flowers Everywhere
Delightful Sketches - Welcome Spring