Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Little Lady Bag and Notepad

Warning...the photo you are about to see STINKS!! DH returned my new camera that started to go crazy and I have not been to town to replace it yet. I had our DD dig up my first digital camera and this was the result. I think it was a 3mp camera, sure did not take great pics. Anyhow, here it is, keep in mind IRL this is stnkin' cute.

The bag was made on the Cricut Expression using the Doodle charm and George Cartridges and Design Studio Software. I am working on the cut file as soon as it is fit to share I will share with you, I have to work out a few kinks and make sure everything fits better yet.

The Notepad was made with Doodle charm cartridge and padding compound. You cut the ladybug cover using the shadow mode,the paper inside is cut using the blackout mode on printer paper.

Bracelet made with various beads, the ladybug was from Oriental Trading it is a glass bead and so very cute. When I make little girl bracelets like this one I always use a double crimp bead on each end.

Product list...
PTI card stock Pure Poppy and True black
Hobby Lobby black card stock paper for the bag
Cricut Expression
Cricut doodle charms
Cricut George and Basic Shapes
Cricut Design Studio
Padding Compound
Printer Paper
Google Eyes
Various Beads
Beading Wire
Toggle Clasp

I love ladybugs but here in SD we have had a population boom with the Asian Beetle, they are more orange then a ladybug, they stain when you squash them, they bite, stink and are an all around nuisance. So they really make me adore the Little Lady, the true Lady Bug.

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, March 30, 2009

SCA3C18 Perfect Match Monday Mary Engelbreit Style

When I first saw Lisa's card in the PTI gallery my first thought went right to Mary Engelbreit style of design. Black and white is one of her signature combos paired with bright color. I love ME, take the link to her page and she has posted some freebies there for you, she truly is the Queen.
Mary Engelbreit Homepage

My card is a CASE from Lisa Johnson found {here}

Product list...
PTI Anniversary Stamp Set 2008
PTI card stock, ink, ribbon and buttons
Cricut George Cartridge
Cut file
dimensional dots

**Winner for last weeks challenge is IamDerby, please contact me at Paschal.sara@gmail.com

**Starting with SCA3C18 I will choose a random weekly winner at the end of the month the weekly winners will be put in a drawing to win the monthly prize of PTI perfect Match card stock 4(1/2 sheets) and 12" of ribbon along with 5 buttons.

Happy Stamp Day!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Divine "CRAP"

I can't believe the week has gone by so fast, we have been fighting off a very nasty virus this week. No one has been immune and I went out and purchased some bleach to wipe things down. Vinegar and Soda does clean well and it has worked since little J's incident last fall but sometimes you just need to use good old bleach. We are on the upside now and looking forward to a warm sunny weekend.

A good stampin' friend of mine coined the phrase of "crap" and "Crap Box" for scrap box crafting. You have to see her wonderful blog {here,} she it totally funny and makes some great "Crap" ;) So in honor of my friend here is some of my divine "Crap". I used the acetate box that your PTI stamps arrive in and made a cute birthday bag with a matching card. All of the balloons were made from my "crap"box? LOL, I just can't get enough.

Product list...
Cricut George Cartridge
PTI Acetate Box
PTI and SU scrap card stock
SU ribbon
Scallop rectangle nesties

Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

PTI March Blog Hop...Backgrounds

March Blog Hop from PTI...

Background building sets have rapidly become one of Papertrey's signature traits. For this month's Blog Hop, we want to see all of your very best backgrounds. They can be multi-colored or monochromatic. Simple or elegantly detailed. They can be created with a set originated for that purpose or a reinvention of images that were not. Be sure to include a separate photo of your completed background BEFORE
you add it to your project so we can see it in all its glory!

For my project today I used the Acetate Tissue background. To to this I cut a piece of acetate the size of a card front, then on the back I put down a layer of lacquer, on top of that layer dots of reinker in Noir and Fresh Snow. You move this around on the acetate then put a crumpled layer of Tissue Paper over the ink. (USE Gloves for this process.) When that was dry I embossed the Damask on the opposite side in Red.

Product list...
PTI Damask Designs Stamp Set
PTI Card Stock, Ink, ribbon and buttons
re inkers
Embossing Powder and supplies
Rubber Gloves

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Head Pins and Cards...

Sorry for the late post our little one has been sick the past couple of days. Here is a snapshot of my workspace while I was making some cards with head pins...

Head Pin tutorial
1) Purchase 2" jewelry headpins found at Hobby Lobby made by Jewelry Shoppe
2) Purchase Beads to match your projects
3) You will need some good adhesive or crimp beads (found by the head pins)
4) Small dab of glue under the top of the head pin
5) Thread on your first bead, hold in place a few seconds (if you are using adhesive)
6) Continue to bead and glue til you have your desired ammount on the head pin
7) Weave your finished head pin through your bow knot on your creation
**the best part about using the head pin is they have a blunt point**

Product list...
PTI card stock, ink and ribbon
PTI Damask Designs stamp set (sentiment)
Head Pin
Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Perfect Match Monday's SCA3C17

Edited to place card photo...

Product list...
PTI Wishing you stamp set
PTI card stock, ink
I masked the little row of tulips to get some behind the other. Notice no bling or bumps on this card. I made up a bunch of these for the Nursing home, it is so much easier for them to mail if they can just use one stamp.

Happy Monday, here is the color challenge for the week, I will edit later this AM with my card.

Derby Lea you are the RAK winner for last week, please email me at Paschal.sara@gmail.com with your addy.

Happy Stamp Day!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Wise Owl Wish Fairy

Here is plan A from Jen's challenge this week over on PTI. When I first saw PTI's new set Wishing You I totally went to a dress with the inverted tulip. SO...here is Wise Owl Wish Fairy for little J.
Wishing you Day 5 totally sold me on the set, love how Melissa put the bling across the center.

PTI stamp sets used...
Wise Owl
Wishing You (Dress, crown, sentiment)
Butterfly Kisses (Wings)

Looking at the card now I wish to have done more on the background possibly the divine swirl CB embossing folder. What are your thoughts on the castle, I used stickles to highlight some areas any other ideas?

PTI card stock HB, kraft, aqua mist, ss white
PTI ink dark chocolate, HB, Palette Noir
Cricut Expression
Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge (Castle/Wand)
SU oval punch
Have a wonderful weekend, Happy Stamp Day!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Beautiful Buttons

ON our swap thread over at SCS there has been some talk about the new buttons arriving this week. It was said the black ones are not as mixed and the other buttons and have more x-large buttons not enough small (infact my bag did not have one of the smaller size in it). As you can see by the photos I would have to agree. In combination these two colors Black and HB are beautiful, love them.

Happy Stamp Day!

Wise Owl and Little Lady go to Hawaii

{Jen} is hosting the CMWC over on PTI this week, you can find the challenge {here}. Her challenge is to use a stamp in a way that is not intended. So I was wishing my PTI order came in on Wed but alas it did not so plan b was to use Little Lady and make a dress and shoes for Wise Owl. This is what I came up with...

The large lady bug body I traced onto the Raspberry Fizz DP and cut out. At first I wanted to use the bumps as (well you know) but then wise owl was out of proportion so I just cut a straight line. The small lady bug body was stamped off with Raspberry Fizz ink then cut in half to make the slip on shoes for wise owl. I think she is cute and I would love to be her right now. The card will be headed to my college roomie by the way her name is Leilani and in Hawaiian her name means Heavenly Child.

Hoaloha in Hawaiian translates to Friend so the card reads...Friend, a happy life is made of little things.

Product list...
PTI Card Stock
Aqua Mist
Ocean Tides
New Leaf
Ripe Avocado
Dark Chocolate
Raspberry Fizz also Ink and DP
PTI Wise Owl
PTI Little Lady
PTI Fresh Alphabet
SU Creamy Caramel Card Stock for the sand
CM wave ruler
Alpha stamps (Unknown)
Cuttlebug Die
Pink Hedgehog Brads
Cricut Doodle Charms Cartridge (palm tree)

Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Damask Designs Gift Purse

With this swap round came a Secret Sister Swap (there is still time to get in on the card portion of the swap you can find the info here)

Anyhow I figured that with two years of people sending swap cards my way it was going to be no big Secret who I was to my Sister. So I thought I should come right out of the gate letting her know who I was and spoiling her crazy my other option was go to IA for the afternoon and mail my package from there. Well with being sick last week I did not feel like going anywhere so I went with the first option. Here is a project that went in the mail this past week...

The bottle you see above started out plain glass I used my Cricut and some etching cream to put a flower on the front. As hard as I tried to get a good photo of it I had no luck. The pearl marks the center of the flower that was resisted with vinyl and was not etched.

After my TBBM cartridge arrived in the mail I was a bit disappointed. My whole reason for getting it was to make larger bags to package gifts in. (I am far from the perfect gift wrapper, totally this is a huge trouble spot for me I am so very embarrassed by my wrapping skills.) Well when I started cutting out the bags on the expression they were not big at all. In fact in the biggest bag the glass bottle would not fit, so...I opened up Cricut Design studio and made a two part cut file for the purse, I used redliner tape to adhere the two cuts and ended up with the size bag I needed to fit my project. Now I am satisfied, oh what a feeling!

Product list...
PTI card stock, ink, ribbon and buttons in Mellon Berry
Pallette Noir ink pad
PTI Damask Designs stamp Set
Cricut Expression
Cricut Design Studio
Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cartridge (purse and tag)
Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge (flower for glass bottle etching)
SU Pretties Kit
Glass Bottle
Armour Etch
red liner tape

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

52 Weeks 52 Sketches Week 11

Page is of our DD with a Christmas Gift from my Sister. The care bear is as big as her and she drags the thing around the house all day long. Her pretty Christmas dress was off by the photo, potty training in progress and needless to say she did not make the drive from Monroe to Canton about 45 minutes. I hate my handwriting have to figure out a way to get the story onto the page. Any suggestions?

Product list...
Paper from Hobby Lobby "Paper Reflections" Totally don't recommend you purchase this paper. The description says card stock paper, it is more like paper it does not give a weight on the package. I sure wish PTI would come back out with 12 by 12 card stock.....

PTI ribbon and ink
PTI Silent Night Stamp Set
CM sticker letters
Cricut Expression
Cricut Plantin Schoolbook and George cartridges

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, March 16, 2009

SCA3C16 Perfect Match Monday

Needed some bright colors to inspire my MOJO this week. Have fun, link your creation back to this post for a chance at winning a PTI Perfect Match RAK. This is also going to be my swap card for this round in regular cards.

Product list...
PTI card stock, ink and ribbon
PTI Garden of Life stamp set
Dimensional Dots
circle punches
Corner Rounder

Amy Smith you are the winner of last weeks Perfect Match RAK, happy mail will arrive soon. Thanks for playing.

Happy Stamp Day!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

PTI New Leaf / SU Wasabi A color comparison

In our SCS PTI swap thread there are some questions on how Papertrey's New Leaf compares to Stampin' Up Wasabi...Here are my thoughts.

PTI New Leaf on the left side of your screen, SU Wasabi is on the right (the new leaf buttons were sold out I could not compare them for you).

PTI New Leaf card stock and ribbon is a bright Green, Wasabi is more Subtle.

New Leaf Ink stamps very dark compared to the lighter Wasabi.

Hope this helps.

I Love PTI so if it were me I would go New Leaf all the way, there is no comparison in the quality of PTI products produced they are the top of the stampin' food chain.

Friday, March 13, 2009

SCA3C15 Still Black and Blue

It has been one rough week around here with myself being sick with the Flu and just this am little J coming down with it. I feel so bad for her, laying on the couch like a dishrag in need of folding. It is hard to keep this one down, you know when she is acting like this something is up. She is only 3, we are limited on what type of cough and cold medicine to give her other then TLC and some Motrin every 6 hours. I have managed to finish a project that I started last week before the sickies came to visit, just put the finishing touches on it today using some new PTI goodies...

Product list...
PTI Beautiful Blooms
PTI With Sympathy
PTI card stock, ink and ribbon
cuttlebug floral dies

Happy Stamp Day, see you here on Monday for a new color challenge. Have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

MY SCA3C15 challenge card...

Product list...
PTI Guidelines stamp Set
PTI Damask Designs stamp set
PTI Simply Stationary stamp set
PTI card stock, ink and ribbon
SU Ballet Blue card stock and ink
Head Pin
SU scallop border punch
hole punch

I had to sub in SU Ballet blue with my last PTI order I was sent the refills and not the ink pads UGH...frustrating.
Want to play along this week, link up your creation in the post below to be entered in to win a PTI RAK.

Happy Stamp Day!
Have to make a quick trip into SF this am, will post my challenge card when I return. Has been a long few days here with family and myself getting sick. Have a great day see you soon....

Monday, March 9, 2009

SCA3C15 Black and Blue

Feel free to sub other Manufactures product anytime with a color close to the Perfect Match color listed. Link up here before Sunday March 15 to be eligible for a Perfect Match PTI RAK. One linked project will be selected using the number generator and listed with the new Perfect Match Challenge on the following Monday.

And the winner from last weeks challenge is...Sharon. Please email me at Paschal.sara@gmail.com with your mailing addy.

Happy Stamp Day!

Friday, March 6, 2009

52 Weeks 52 Sketches week 8

I went back to week 8 for the second page of the princess spread, so put the post from yesterday first then this photo and you have my combined two page layout.

I had to test out the new camera I could find no better way then to have a photo shoot with little J. Can you tell she loved it? I love seeing her all dressed up and having fun when I was growing up I was just too FAT to fit into this type of fun dress up costume along with huge feet that would compare to Cinderella's Sisters. LOL!!
And for Grandpa and Grandma the LITTLE PRINCESS wants you to come home she says..."I want my Grandpa back".

Product list...
PTI Card Stock, DP and ribbon
SU SAB rub-ons, pretties kit, card stock
Cricut Expressions
Cricut Design Studio
Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Stamp Day!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

52 Weeks Sketch week 9 Princess

I love the layout this week it works well with my Princess page. I see some loose spots I need to go back and put down more adhesive other then that I really enjoy this page...

Product list...
PTI Card Stock, Ribbon
SU pretties Kit, card stock
SU scallop border punch
SU SAB rub-ons from '08
Marvy scallop circle punch
Cricut Expression
Cricut Design Studio
Cricut Plantin School Book Cartridge

Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Messed up views...

Just want you to know for now I am taking down my wallpaper here on the blog, it messes with the views in some browsers. When I figure it out, I will go creative again.

Happy Stamp Day!


PTI round 2 2009 Recycle Card Swap

Cupojafa is hosting this round you can find it {Here}, she also has a wonderful blog that can be found {Here}

The idea behind the 3 R swap is to Recycle card scraps. They layout needed to remain the same in all cards but you could make changes in card stock, DP, Colors etc to make your six cards. You can see that I have used two DP's on my creations and switched up some card stock every piece of paper you see was a saved scrap (except for the card base) I also used up my end of ribbon spools and replacements are on the way. The cards are shown below...

Product list...
PTI It's a Celebration
PTI Card Stock, ink, ribbon and DP
Scallop Circle punch
SU Scallop border punch
Cuttle Bug Embossing folder Dots
Cricut for white circles 2 1/2" cut
Cricut George Cartridge for white circles

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

My Green Day Card and a Mulligan...

First off I had time early this AM to work on my Green Day card for the SCA3C14 perfect match color combo (HERE). If you wish to create a project link back with Mr Linky so we all can see, a random winner will be drawn for a PTI RAK from the links on the following Monday.

Product list...
PTI Text Boxed stamp set
PTI Spring Moss Card Stock and Ribbon
PTI Ripe Avocado Card Stock and Ink
PTI Vintage Holiday DP
SU Wassabi card stock

And here is my Mulligan for this months blog hop post {HERE}. YES, finally I decided on a replacement camera so here is one of my first photos with the newbie. (My other camera totally felt like my right hand, this one is going to take some getting used to.) I purchased the Kodak Easy Share Camera, mainly because I still wanted to use my photo printer and it did not have a moving lens. (The lens is what messed up on my old version, not sure yet if this was the right decision.)

Well I am finally tired to off to catch some zzz's.

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, March 2, 2009

SCA3C14 Green Day

Green has been my Fave single color since childhood. Most of my shirts in the closet are green, my eyes are green, my thumbs are definitely NOT green, my hair turns green toward the end of summer, my blog is once again green and I recycle so I must love green. In honor of my Fave color the Perfect Match color combo for the day is "SCA3C14" Green Day....

Remember to link your creation below, next Monday I will use the random number generator two win a PTI Perfect Match RAK.

Happy Stamp Day!

And the winner for Perfect Match Monday Link up is Banu H. Banu please contact me at paschal.sara@gmail.com. Congrats Banu!

Sharon (times 2), thanks for linking with last weeks color challenge.
You girls will receive a PTI RAK please contact me at Paschal.sara@gmail.com with your addy's.