Thursday, August 30, 2012

Gina K Designs Labor Day Weekend sale!

Hi everyone!  Check out this special Labor Day Weekend sale from Gina K Designs!!  The four new Christmas Duos are soooo super cute and you can't beat those sale prices.


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My favorite flowers and embossing on washi tape

Hi everyone!  I have a card to share today that uses my favorite Spellbinders flower dies and something I discovered.  First the dies, my current favorite flowers are the Rose Creations!  I just LOVE these.  They are so pretty and come in so many sizes, there is something for all your projects. 
See the sentiment?  It's actually heat embossed on washi tape.  I was afraid at first to emboss on the tape thinking it may lose it's stickiness or pucker up in places on the cardstock, but nothing like that happened.  It stayed perfectly!  Who knew?
To create the background on the card, I partially inked the Shabby Musical Background stamp with Seattle ink and stamped it on the top right side. 
You can find the stamps and dies used on this card at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here is a close up picture of the embossing.
Card Deets:
Stamps - Shabby Musical Background stamp and Autumn Words stamp set (JustRite Stampers)
Ink -Seattle and Onyx (Amuse Studios)
Paper -Buttercup, Sugar, Seattle and Petite polka dot Buttercup cardstock (Amuse Studios)
Accessories -Spellbinders S5-050 Rose Creations; Washi Tape from Chickydoodle Etsy Store; Blue Grey rhinestones in bluegrey (Kaisercraft); clear embossing powder (A|Muse Studios)
Tools - Spellbinders Grand Calibur die cutting machine; Corner Rounder (X-Acto)


Monday, August 27, 2012

Dwell in Possibility

Hi everyone!  I have a quick and easy card to share today.  I will admit that I'm not too happy with this card. I think something is off, but I can't put my finger on it and since I fiddled with it for what seemed an eternity, I went with it!
I recently won a stamp giveaway from my friend and A|Muse Consultant, Chris Franco's blog.  The set is a Hostess set if I am not mistaken and called Dwell in Possibility.  I thought I it would be fun to use it and challenge myself to use only A|Muse products.  Over the last year, I have been slowly accumulating and making the move to all the A|Muse inks, cardstock, buttons and matching ribbons (from PTI and SU).  I just love me some matchy-matchy!
My card uses some of A|Muse fun pattern papers, several inks and a sentiment from the classic stamp set, Say it with Style.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here is a close up picture so you all get a great look at my awful inking (heehee)!!
Card Deets (all A|Muse):
Stamps - Dwell in Possibility and Say it with Style
Ink - Cherry, Watermelon, Grass, Buttercup and Onyx
Paper - Sugar, Bermuda, Venetian patterned in Burano, Chevron patterned in Bermuda
Accessories - 1/4" organdy ribbon in Papaya, Button in Shell, Mini dot rhinestones, Spellbinders Edgeabilities


Friday, August 24, 2012

Silk ribbon sampler winner

Hi everyone!  I want to thank everyone for all the comments about the Silk Ribbon comparison charts I made.  Someone made a suggestion of doing all the colors of the seam binding and I want to let you know that it's on my list.  There are A LOT of seam binding colors (over 40), so it will take some time, but that ribbon is also also favorite of mine, so it will be worth it!

So on to the winner - helped me pick a winner for the Pastel Ribbon Sampler:
lisa808 said...
The color chart is very useful. tfs. Love the pastel combo pack. The large bows look so nice on the small cards. I would never have thought to try that.
Congrats Lisa!  I hope you enjoy these lovely ribbons!  Please go to Sharon's blog for all details on how to collect your prize.  

Before I go, I have a card to share using some of the 1/4" silk ribbon.  This card also uses some of the My Mind's Eye new collection, The Sweetest Thing, Lavender.  LOVE this new collection!   I also used a couple pieces of the washi tape from the All is Bright pack.  Technically it matches their Christmas paper, but the colors work with a lot of their paper lines too.
 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Card Deets:
Stamps - Just the Right Words by Amazing Paper Grace (JustRite Papercrafts)
Paper - Lavender 6x6 pad and All is Bright washi tape (MME), white and kraft cardstock (Gina K Designs)
Accessories - Rhinestones in silver (Kaisercraft), buttons (Buttons Galore), 1/4" silk ribbon in taupe, scalloped edge punch


Monday, August 20, 2012

May Arts silk ribbon color charts

Hi everyone! May Arts Silk Ribbon has been a long time favorite of mine and one of the biggest sellers at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.   We know many of you love using silk ribbon as well, and to make color selection easier and to take the guess-work out of it, I have prepared a color chart.  This chart compares all the May Arts Silk Ribbon colors to both Stampin’ Up and A|Muse Studios cardstock colors.

Here are the charts:
I hope you find these charts useful.  I had a lot fun making them and they will be the first of many ribbon type color charts.  Let me know if you have a particular ribbon type you would like to see on a color comparison chart and I'll add it to the to-do list.

So in celebration of our Silk Ribbon Color Charts, the design team have some projects to show you today and each have some fabulous SILK RIBBON BLOG CANDY!  Sharon now offers the Silk Ribbon in Sampler Packs, and each designer has one Silk Ribbon Sampler to give away.  All you have to do is comment on their blog to be eligible to win.  Each designer will pick their winner Wednesday, August 22nd at 9 p.m EST.  All the winners will be announced on Sharon's Blog and my winner will also be announced here, later this week, so be sure to check back to see if you have won.   Good luck!!!
I will be offering the Pastels Sampler for my blog candy.  This Sampler pack contains 3 yards each of the Pink, Light Blue, Lavender, Celery and Yellow ribbons.  Gorgeous stuff!
 Check out all the girls in today's hop:

I am still (trying to) take a break from stamping this month, so I didn't make a new card today.  But here are a couple of 3x3 note cards I made a couple years ago using the 1.5" Ivory silk ribbon and the oldie but goodie Lilac Avenue pad from Kaisercraft (which is on sale now!).
A little tip, don't be afraid to use the wide silk ribbon on a small card, it folds and layers beautifully and can really make a statement!
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Happy for you banner card

Hi everyone!  I have a CAS banner card to share with you today.  This one really was super easy to make.  I used Spellbinders sets, Nested Pennants and Nested Lacey Pennants to create the banner.  The paper I used was scraps from my On the Sunny Side 6x6 pad by My Mind's Eye.  What fun happy colors!  The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse, Compact Sentiments.
 Here is a closeup picture.  You can see the detail of all the fun Want2Scrap bling!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.
Card Deets:
Stamps - Compact Sentiments stamp set (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink -Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko)
Paper -Pure Luxury white and wild Dandelion cardstock (Gina K Designs), On the Sunny Side 6x6 pad (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories -Spellbinders S5-028 Nested Pennants, S5-029 Nested Lacey Pennants and Home Sweet Home Shapeabilities, burlap string in natural (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Button (Buttons Galore), Nestabling Nested Pennant SilverR rhinestone and yellow Rhinestones (Want2Scrap), copic marker
Tools - Spellbinders Grand Calibur die cutting machine


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tres Chic

Hi everyone! I have a Spellbinders project card to share with you today.  If you're ever looking for inspiration using any of the Spellbinder dies, you can find tons of projects at the Spellbinders Idea Gallery.  The border was created card front by using the combination of Edgeabilities® Classic Edges Two and Classic Decorative Inserts Four.  I also used the Classic Ovals Nestabilities® and Bitty Blossoms Shapeabilities®.
This card uses one of my favorite Flourishes images EVER from the set Feminine Charm.  When this set was released I immediately HAD to have it!  Isn't is so pretty?  I colored it with copic markers to match the MME pattern paper I used. I accented the card with some 1/4" pink silk ribbon, buttons, 2mm rhinestones and stickles.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  I'll leave you with a close up picture.
Card Deets:
Spellbinders Supplies:
Preferred Partner Products:
Cross Promotional Partner Products:
  • My Mind's Eye, Six By Six Everyday Flair 6 x 6" Pad Patterned Paper
  • Bazzill Basics Paper, Prismatics Iced Pink Cardstock
  • Buttons Galore And More, Button Jars Wee One Buttons
Other Supplies:
Stamp Simply Ribbon store: 1/4 silk ribbon, Burlap string and Memento Black Ink; Copic markers; Pizzazz Aplenty: 2mm Clear and Pink Rhinestones; Stickles


Monday, August 6, 2012

Final CardMaker blog post -faux letterpress technique

Hi everyone!  I am taking a break from crafting to enjoy the last couple of weeks of summer with my family.  But I did want to let you know my final blog post on the CardMaker Blog team is up today!  My article is about the Faux Letterpress technique, so if you can, hop on over there and check it out.  

Here is a sneak peek of my card:
Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you in September!