Monday, February 25, 2013

Roses "Just For You!" card


Hello Crafteteers!

Still playing with the Tim Holtz Distress Ink dabbers...and loving it!  Decided to try the Red Barn distress ink with the Inkadinkadoo Roses stamp.  Behind the fussy cut image I placed a scrap piece of white tissue paper (distressed with the Peeled Paint dabber).  Two sheets of silver paper were embossed using the Trellis folder and assembled to the black card.  The JustRite stamp and die set were used on the base of the card. 



 
 
Thanks for stopping by...and stay crafty!  :)
 
PS- My apologies for the "test" blog posted yesterday! 

Materials: Inkadinkadoo Roses stamp, JustRite die Antique Labels One (JB-03830), JustRite Fancy Labels stamp set (CL-02085), Tim Holtz Distress Ink dabbers in Peeled Paint and Barn Door, Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink pad, Couture Creations Trellis embossing folder, White tissue paper, Black and white card stock, Silver calligraphy marker, Silver paper, Green pearls, White photo corners and white ribbon, Gold glimmer mist, Black archival ink, Clear embossing powder

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Distressed Butterfly Card

Hello Crafteteers!
 
Last Saturday my friend and I took a Tim Holtz class at Carousel Stamps.  The class introduced me to Tim Holtz Distress Stain dabbers.  Those dabbers opened up a whole new world in paper crafting!  Why had I not used them before?  When the class was complete, I bought a dabber to play with. 

As much as I wanted to, I could not play with the dabber because I had to finish a card that I had started the previous week. Each night this week I went into the craft room and tried to work on that card. Each night I changed something on the card and each night I was frustrated with the layout. Finally today I put away the pieces of the "frustration card" and played with the dabber. Excellent decision! My card creating block was broken and I made two cards.  




The cards were quick to make and the dabbers were fun to play around with.  Distress Ink dabbers: I will never look at a Bingo dabber the same again...
 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!

Materials used: Tim Holtz Distress ink pad Walnut Stain, dabbers in Scattered Straw and Broken China, Recollections cling stamps set Moths, Art Co Glimmer Mist in gold, Stickles Diamond.

Wood stamp storage idea

Hello fellow Crafteteers!

My wonderful husband helped with my "wooden stamp storage problem".   I tried several different storage ideas: placed them in photo boxes but I could not see them easily, moved them to iris boxes but they were not easily accessible, then I purchased some crafting wall shelves but I had too many and it looked messy.  My craft room is small so I did not have a lot of options.  After several Internet searches a photo was found of someone who built shelves behind a door.  Great idea!  My husband did a similar idea and this was the result:
 

He screwed 1" x 1" wood along the wall behind the door.  The wood was painted white and soon they will have scrolls painted on them.  The shelves are just awesome and I can see most of my stamps quite easily.  Thanks, Hubby!  :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, February 22, 2013

I won the Quietfire Creations Queen of Hearts Challenge!

Hello Crafteteers!

Thanks to everyone that voted for my card in the Quietfire Creations Queen of Hearts challenge!  I won the challenge!  Wooo-whooooo!  <Insert image of me dancing here>  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!


You must go to there site and see all the entries.  Amazing card making and Valentine craft ideas were submitted!  (http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/2013/02/queen-of-hearts-voting.html

Thanks for stopping by.  Thanks for your vote.  Have a great weekend!

Kathy Jo

Thursday, February 21, 2013

I won the random draw in the JustRite Challenge!

Hi Crafteteers!

My "Just a little note" card won the random draw in the JustRite Friday Challenge #90!  How cool is that?  I get to pick one stamp set from JustRite.  Yay!  Here again is the card I entered:



Interested in seeing the winners?  Take a trip here:  http://justritestampers.typepad.com/justrite-inspiration/2013/02/justrite-friday-challenge-090-winners.html

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Snoopy and Charlie Brown- best friends

Snoopy and Charlie Brown are best friends...just like our Saint Bernard, Ella, and my husband, Greg.  Ella adores Greg, follows him throughout the house and gives him wet kisses every moment possible.  Seeing those two together makes my heart smile so it is no surprise that I purchased this Peanuts stamp.  I made the card simple and signed the inside "You will always be my BFF, Love Ella".



Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Just A Note Card

What a great little weekend so far:  spending time with family, taking a card making class with a good friend, and crafting.  Gotta love weekends.  :)

I want to share a card with you that I just finished.  It is a "Just A Little Note" card.  The card is laid out as per JustRite's Friday Challenge #090 sketch.



Materials used:
  • JustRite's Antique Tags One Dies (JB-03775), Victorian Tile Background Stamp (CL-04330), Spread Your Wings (CL-02170), Charmed (CL-02110)
  • Tim Holtz's Distress Inks Peeled Paint, Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet

This card is entered in JustRite's Friday Challenge #090: http://justritestampers.typepad.com/justrite-inspiration/

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Retro Birthday card for Carousel Stamps' 18th Birthday

Hello Fellow Card-ies.

What a fantastic day!  The sun is shining. Snow is melting. And the weekend is a few hours away.  Woo-who!

I was looking through my phone files and found pics of a card that I submitted to a card making contest last year.  The phone pics are not the best but the front view of the stamp text is shown clearly.  That stamp made me laugh so hard...I just had to buy it!  Hope it brings a smile to your face, too.



Inside of card

Card back

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!


I had to save this card for today since it is the card to my sweetie, my love, my wonderful husband.  No statement could be more true: he does hold the key to my heart.



Materials used:
  • JustRite Heart Scroll Background Stamp (CL-03700)
  • JustRite Antique Valentine Tags One (CR-04325)
  • JustRite Antique Tags One Dies (JB-03775)
  • JustRite Vintage Label & Banner Dies (JB-03730)


And the Quietfire Creations Queen of Hearts Challenge:



I do hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 11, 2013

"U Rock" Valentine's Day cards

Happy Monday!

Here are a couple of fun cards for the rocker on your Valentine's Day list.  The backgrounds were made using various Tim Holtz distress inks spritzed with water.  The edges of the inked paper were distressed with sandpaper.  Inside is the phrase that totally describes your valentine: U Rock.



 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Rose Valentine's Day card- blue

Another post using the Rose Love stamp.  (See the previous post for an example of a card using Rose Love stamp and red petals-  http://daisysanddaffodils.blogspot.ca/2013/02/rose-valentines-day-card.html

I am totally digging this stamp...I see a yellow rose version coming soon.  ;)






This card is submitted in the Just the Quietfire Creations Queen of Hearts Challenge:

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Rose Valentine's Day card

Happy Saturday, All!

Finished a Valentine's day card last night.  I have been wanting to use this stamp for a little while now and finally found time to play with it this week.  This stamp may become one of may favorite wood mount stamps!  I have already started another card using the stamp and will hopefully get that card done over the weekend.  :)




The rose stamp was made by All Night Media- Anna Griffin's Rose Love stamp. The polka dot frame was made using Cuttlebug's Lace Door.  The black rose lace paper was from Basic Grey's Little Black Dress 6x6 pad.

This card is submitted in the Just the Quietfire Creations Queen of Hearts Challenge:

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Valentine's Day card- Paris Postage

T-minus 7 days until Valentine's Day.  Or: T-minus 7 days until my husband and I start splitting a box of Laura Secord chocolates.  :)

I am in the middle of making his card for Valentine's Day so I thought I would post the card I gave him last year.  He proposed on the Eiffel Tower so I went with the Paris theme and made a card using the Tim Holtz Eiffel Tower stamp.  I made the red background using Barn Door Tim Holtz distress ink and spritzed water.  The die is Spellbinders Postage.



Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

6x6 paper pad storage

6x6 pad storage was a problem in my craft room.  The pads were in a few stacks which were difficult to go through and the stacks made my room look even more cluttered.  At Wal-mart I found a storage tower by Sterilite that just happened to fit two rows of 6x6 pads.  No more clutter, easy to thumb through...perfect. Another cool feature of the Sterilite towers: the top cover can be taken off a tower and another tower snapped on top.  Super storage crafting towers!  Yay!

I recommend not installing the casters because they will break under the weight of the paper.  Note that Rubbermaid and Gracious Living towers have drawers that are not deep enough- at least the drawers that I measured.   




Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day.  :)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Retro Standmixer Cards

Hello Crafters!  I do hope you all had a great weekend.  Although the weekend was busy, I still found time to finish three cards.  Funny how there is always time for crafting but no time for organizing the linen closet...

The first card finished was posted yesterday- the Botanical Butterfly card.  The other two cards used the same stamp so I decided to save those for today.

Card one: Fancy Fold Retro Standmixer Card.  Same idea as yesterday's butterfly card but instead of a ribbon band I used ribbon and tied it closed.  I also used Blossom Three dies instead of Lacey Circles.  Two things I learned with this card: (1) The ribbon does work but I found that the band was better (2) the Blossom Three die set (S4-312) did not work as well as the Lacey Circles die set. The flower petals were a little fussy to align.


 


Card two: Standard Fold Retro Standmixer Card. Talk about an easy card! The paper is just too cute with the stamp and I had to use the swatch die behind the mixer. That is one of my favorite die sets and I enjoy using it on cards.

Inside of card

Materials used on card one: Stampabilities Vintage Mixer (F1237), "We're the Perfect Blend" Stamp (Fiskars), Spellbinders dies Blossom Three (S4-312), Standard Circles (S4-114), Labels Three (S4-189), mint green pearls, ribbon, kraft card stock, scrap paper (Cosmo Cricket), copic markers, clear enamel, silver calligraphy pen

Materials used on card two: Stampabilities Vintage Mixer (F1237), "We're the Perfect Blend" Stamp (Fiskars), Spellbinders dies Square Swatches (S4-342) Classic Squares (S4-126), Cherry Blossoms (S4-378), mini black buttons, For The Record paper pad (Echo Park), copic markers, clear enamel, yellow ribbon

Thanks for stopping by! Tomorrow I will have a post on a storage unit I found for my 6x6 paper pads.  So excited to finally get those organized.  :)

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Butterfly Botanicals card







I would like to share a card today using one of my two favorite stamp sets from Just Rite: Botanical Butterflies.  I love the versatility of the set and the butterflies are beautiful. 


To make the card, I first used the largest die from Spellbinder's Lacey Circles to cut four black lacey circles. I bent each of the circles in half.  Then, I die cut two standard circles from Graphic 45 Bird Song paper, cut the circles in half, adhered a half circle to each of the folded lacey circles and assembled the card.  The Just Because stamp was embossed on ivory paper, colored with pencils, Gamsoled, circle die cut, and then Tim Holtz's Tea Dye ink was applied to the outside. The finished stamped image was placed on top of another lacey circle die cut from Bird Song Paper and adhered to the inside of the card.
Inside of card

Card closed

Next step was the ribbon band:
Ribbon band


Black paper, pink ribbon and ivory lace were cut to size to make a ribbon band that slides over the card.  (It is best to test the band using removable tape to ensure the band can easily slide on and off the card.  Use permanent tape after testing.)

The butterfly circle stamp was embossed on ivory card stock and ivory vellum paper.  The card stock stamped image was die cut using a circle dye. Tea Dye ink was applied to the center and Peeled Paint applied to the outside of the cardstock image. The butterfly was fussy cut from the vellum paper.  Inkssentials black Enamel Accents was used on the outside of the butterfly wings and on the butterfly body.  Black flock was applied to the body.  After the enamel dried, Stardust and Aqua Stickles were used on the inside of the wings.  The vellum butterfly was adhered to the butterfly circle stamp image. 

Spellbinder's Blossom Tags and Accents was used to cut another lacy circle from Bird Song paper.  Give Flight to Your Dreams was embossed onto ivory card stock, die cut using a Just Rite Banners die, Tea Dye ink applied to the edge and gold glitz spritzed on the banner.  The banner, butterfly stamp image assembly and lacy die cut were assembled to the band.  A pink double bow was made and two black straight pins (one covered with Aqua Stickles) were inserted into the bow.  The bow assembly was adhered to the band.  Finally, mini ivory pearls were added to the card as shown.

I hope you enjoyed reading about the Botanical Butterflies card...

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

This card is entered in the following contests:
Just Rite Anything Goes Challenge #89: http://justritestampers.typepad.com/justrite-inspiration/
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes: http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.ca/2013/01/simon-says-anything-goes.html
Love to Create Challenge #50- Anything Goes: http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.ca/2013/01/challenge-50-anything-goes-with.html?showComment=1359514910317
Sunday {Fun}day: http://everydayisanoccasion.com/sunday-funday-6/

If you like Bird Song, you may be interested in this pocket card:
http://daisysanddaffodils.blogspot.ca/2013/01/one-pocket-card-two-different-designs.html


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Two Baby Shower cards

I wanted to share a couple of baby shower cards.  It was a double baby shower and of course I waited until the night before to make the cards!  I should write a book on procrastination...but I keep putting it off... 

The cards were simple and cute.  Inside I added a pocket to house each gift card.  Both cards were quick and I used scrap paper for each.  Love using the scrap paper!


 
Inside of rubber duck baby card
 
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!
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