Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cardabilities #74

Hi there Cardabilities fans!!  Isn't sketch 74 fun? Love those circles...so many options! I chose to use a border die and accent it with buttons. Very spring-like and cheery with sweet colours.  Head on over the Cardabilities blog and check out what the rest of the design team came up with...some GREAT inspiration there!

Stamps: (Tiny Tags II) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Hibiscus Burst) Papertrey Ink
Paper: (white) Papertrey Ink; (Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic) American Crafts
Other: (doily) Martha Stewart; (buttons, Tiny Tag die, Simple Circles border) Papertrey Ink; (pink glitter tape) American Crafts; (sparkle brad) Making Memories; (silver thread) misc.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Ticket to Love

A long time ago I pinned a ticket holder project onto one of my Pinterest boards and though I loved the idea, it took me awhile to finally get around to recreating it myself! I've been a bit 'bored' with making cards lately and decided to alter a few things I have lying around the house. Now, I'm not GREAT at altering things, but it sure is fun!
Here's my very own version of a ticket holder. Inside the plastic page is a whole bunch of concert ticket stubs, movie tickets from special dates, special events tickets, etc.  All sorts of memorabilia that means a lot to me and hold special memories. I used a 6x6 scrapbook page holder I've had for a long time...can't remember the manufacturer, sorry!

Cardstock: (kraft) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: (Little Black Dress collection) Basic Grey
Accents: (doily) Martha Stewart; (button, twine) Papertrey Ink; (stickers) Cosmo Cricket
Dies: (Just the Ticket border) Papertrey Ink; (Paper Doll Girl border) My Favorite Things

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wedding stock-up

A local woman is getting married and I've had 6 requests for wedding cards in the last week! Knowing they were all going to the same person, I tried to make each one unique and special.  This particular card is more earthy with natural elements. I used a linen debossing plate, canvas flower, and cork stick pin all with a kraft/brown colour scheme.  I think it turned out quite pretty! Now I need to make MORE wedding cards to replenish my supply! Sounds like a great excuse to get crafty...
Stamps: (Mini Blooms) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Terracotta Tile) Papertrey Ink
Paper: (kraft, Rustic Cream) Papertrey Ink
Other: (fabric flowers) K & Company; (stick pin) Little Yellow Bicycle; (|Fillable Frames #4, Linen Impression plate) Papertrey Ink

Monday, April 22, 2013

FTL236 clean & simple!


How about Clean & Simple for today? Nothing makes me happier than a good sketch to follow, so I'm playing along with FTL236 this week.  I used an debossed card base, a piece of patterned paper, and some stickers to pull this card together. Along with a small spritz of shimmery spray mist and a few gems, the card was done!

Cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: (Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic 6x6 collection) American Crafts
Accents: (gems) Kaisercraft; (stickers) American Crafts; (canvas impression plate) Papertrey Ink; (Chick-a-dee spray mist) Shimmerz

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Feathered Hello

This is one card that is most definitely going to be hand delivered.  I think if I mail this sucker it will cost a million dollars! That zipper flower is the coolest, funkiest embellishment I have ever seen, but it is HEAVY! I had to prop the card up just to take a picture of it. For this creation I took a very basic layout (one piece of patterned paper, a sentiment, a focal piece) and made it super fun and fancy with a over the top flower and feather combination! 
Stamps: (Mini Blooms) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Versamark) Tsukineko
Paper: (Rustic Cream) Papertrey Ink; ('captured' from Maggie Holmes 6x6 collection) Crate Paper
Accents: (zipper flower) Prima; (feather) Bella Blvd.
Other: (black embossing powder) Ranger

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Welcome Spring

I think it's safe to say that here in my little corner of the world, Spring has decided to stick around for awhile. :) I can finally take my son out to the bus stop and NOT wear mittens, thus enabling me to be able take my coffee with me...oh the small joys in life! 
This card celebrates all things spring; keep in mind it is VERY sparkly and pretty in real life. The picture does not do it justice! I love making clean, simple, graphic cards like this one. Fussy is not in my nature. White space and pops of colour really draw my eye.
Stamps: (Wreath for All Seasons) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Melon Berry) Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: (White, kraft, Lemon Tart, Spring Rain, Melon Berry, Lavender Moon) Papertrey Ink
Other: (gems) Kaisercraft; (tree die) My Favorite Things

Monday, April 15, 2013

Cardabilities #73

It's the 15th, so that means it's sketch reveal time over at the Cardabilities blog!  Hop on over there to see what delightfulness the design team has whipped up for you using the above sketch.  I used my brand new Vintage Bliss papers by Simple Stories, paired with a doily and some die cuts. That focal piece is a super cute sticker from the Vintage Bliss collection.  Thanks for looking and be sure to check out the rest of the team's creations!
Paper: (Vintage Bliss collection) Simple Stories
Dies: (heart border) Papertrey Ink; (oval) Spellbinders
Accents: (doily) Martha Stewart; (sticker) Simple Stories

Friday, April 12, 2013

FWF- Anchors away!

Happy Friday to you all, and happy Friends with Flair over at the Unity blog! Here's my entry for this week.  It's been awhile since I've played along, so I'm looking forward to seeing all your creations too! The nautical theme is pretty trendy right now and this perfect Unity stamp set fits right in. How cute is that anchor with the heart pattern?! Adore...

Stamps: (Love is My Anchor) Unity Stamp Co.; (heart) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Spring Rain) Papertrey Ink; (Cough Syrup,  Spice Tin) Jenni Bowlin for Ranger
Cardstock: (Spring Rain, white) Papertrey Ink
Other: (First Place Award ribbon die) My Favorite Things

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Hello There

Perhaps growing up on a chicken farm has endeared me to feathers for the rest of my life.
Jewelry with feathers, headpieces, bright coloured children's craft feathers, even collecting feathers outside on a walk with my daughter...I just adore them!
I love the feather trend right now in the crafting industry.
Here are some of my current favourite feathery products...

Here's a card I recently made using the adorable feather image from the Smitten stamp set by Mama Elephant. I stamped it 3 times in different colours, stamped the sentiment, spritzed it with Smooch spray mist, and mounted it to a Rustic Cream card base.  Here's to feathery crafting for all of you! :)

Cardstock: (Rustic Cream) Papertrey Ink
Clear Stamps: (Hello There from Good Times, feather from Smitten) Mama Elephant
Ink: (Ocean Tides, Terracotta Tile, Summer Sunrise) Papertrey Ink
Specialty Ink: (Mixed Berries spray mist) Clearsnap

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Blissful Vintage Bliss

Hello my name is Marcie and I am a patterned paper collector.
I love it. I hoard it. I have a new favorite all the time. It is a real problem.
(So says my husband, but what does HE know?! NOTHING I tell ya!!!)
I adore the new Vintage Bliss collection by Simple Stories. Sooooo pretty and feminine. Bright enough to catch my eye and with so many vintage, adorable elements, like that bike up there.
I looooove bikes with baskets of flowers. It's my weakness...in fact I just snagged an old bike for my garden that I'm going to spray paint Watermelon Pink and plant flowers in its basket.
Can't wait until the finished project is done! 
This card is so basic and easy that I feel like explaining it takes more time than it did to actually make the card! I adhered a journaling card to the pre-made card base, added some stickers and enamel dots and voila! Done.

Accents: (journaling card and stickers from Vintage Bliss collection) Simple Stories; (enamel dots) Making Memories
Other: (premade card base) DCWV

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Thanks so much

Colour combination look familiar? Here's a reject from the recent September/October 2013 submission call by Paper Crafts magazine.  I created it for the Colors of Fall category using great colour combos found on Pinterest. Don't feel too bad for me though, because I did get 2 other cards picked up! It's always exciting to find out your work will be published. :)
Truthfully, I'd almost forgotten about that delightful Edgers die that I used on the top of the card. I really MUST remember to not throw new supplies directly in a drawer where they'll be forgotten! 
Speaking of new supplies...I made a trip to my fave LSS yesterday and picked up some delightful patterned papers and other fabulous goodies. I LOVE the Paper Pickle!! They ordered in the new Doodlebug Designs Take Note collection for me along with some matching embellishments. Sooooo accommodating, friendly, and now with a bigger space to shop in too!

Stamps: (banner and sentiment from Mini Blooms) Papertrey Ink 
Ink: (Aqua Mist, Scarlet Jewel) Papertrey Ink 
Cardstock: (Velvet) Bazzil; (Scarlet Jewel, Soft Stone, Aqua Mist) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: (grey stripe) Echo Park; (Today from Collectable 'Unforgettable' 6x6 collection) My Mind's Eye
Other: (clear embossing powder) Tsukineko; (pearls) Basic Grey; (Butterfly punch) Martha Stewart;
(Streamers die) Paper Smooches; (Edgers #3 die) Papertrey Ink