Sunday, July 15, 2012

Play Date Cafe & StampWithTami inspiration for Paper Crafts July Gallery Challenge

When I saw this video posted by StampWithTami on the same day that I saw this gorgeous color palette by The Play Date Cafe, I was compelled by a force beyond my control to make this card. Then I stumbled upon this shaped card challenge at the Paper Crafts blog and I knew it was my destiny :).


Caribbean Blue
                                   Sunshine - my "sunshine is a lot brighter yellow :)

I'll let Tami explain to you how to make the card. I did "make it my own" a little by adding the black pen stitching along the front buttons and around the pocket. I also chose square brads because that's what i had on hand. Oh, and I added a clothing label. TFL

Stamps: Palm Tree is All Night Media, Greeting is from unidentified stamp set bought at consignment shop
Paper: Club Scrap: Pure & Simple black. White-unknown
Inks: all TH Distress Ink colors: Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Black Soot

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Paper Players Colour Challenge #103

I needed a special card for a very dear friend who is having surgery this week. I found a great couple of techniques at DO stamping with Dawn and I was eager to try them out. Then, I checked in on The Paper Players and look at the yummy color combo they've challenged us with:

My substitute for Daffodil Delight is a much paler yellowish/ivory and the photo doesn't show how great the colors look together. My green is only on the leaves of my flower, but I hope it counts!

First, I followed Dawn's excellent video tutorial for Triple Time Stamping here. Then I added one of her Faux Suede Flowers following this video tutorial. She has so many great should check out her site!
The paper is all from a Club Scrap collection called Memoirs, which is only available now as a digi kit - no paper :(. The background stamp is HA Flower Dot Pattern and the Flower stamp is from this UM sheet of rubber from Club Scrap's Interior Design kit. The sentiment stamp is also an UM set from Club Scrap, but I don't remember the name.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Happy Birthday To Me!

The quote below was given to me on a small piece of paper by my SO's father back in 2008. I have carried it in my wallet with me every day since. Yesterday, we (his family) gathered at his grave to pay respects to the charismatic man known as Joe Flannery. I had planned to read this quote, but just couldn't make it through without crying, so my SO read it for me and I want to share it here today for my birthday.

The best thing you have in this world is today. Today is your savior; it is often crucified between two thieves, yesterday and tomorrow. Most of our misery is left over from yesterday or borrowed from tomorrow. Whoever planned this life of ours did well in giving us one day at a time. Don’t let the past unman you, benumb you with remorse, weaken you with self contempt. As for the future, the best preparation for it is an unafraid today. Today is yours. God has given it to you. All your yesterdays He has taken back; all your tomorrows are in His hands. Today is yours, just a little strip of light between two darknesses. Use it so that at its close you can say; “I have lived and loved today.”
                                                Dr. Frank Crane

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Birthday America!!

I hope everyone in the US has a safe and enjoyable 4th of July Holiday spent with family and friends!!

A while ago, I participated in a patriotic rosette swap over at Club Scrap. Below is a pennant banner I made using some/most of the rosettes I received. I just love all the different variations. I just hand cut the pennants (getting 3 out of each 8.5x11 sheet) from white cardstock. Then I added blue brads in each of the upper corners. To string them together, I used white embroidery floss. I also added sticker letters to the bottom of each pennant to spell  F-R-E-E-D-O-M.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful holiday!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Vintage Birthday

I needed a masculine/humorous card for my SO's brother who turned 47 recently. The card is just a kraft card base with a strip of typewriter keys paper from the DCWV Timeless Type Stack. The typewriter stamp is from Club Scrap's '04 Extra Extra collection. The pointing hand I cut from a piece of paper from DCWV's Heirloom stack. I used a typewriter font on my computer to create the piece of paper which i slid into a slit I cut into the stamped typewriter. Edges inked with antique linen distress ink. So easy.