Saturday, February 26, 2011

Blast Off!

Head on over to the Market Street Stamps blog to find out more about this card I created with the new Blast Off stamp set:

Cardstock: Bazzill, Georgia Pacific
Stamps: Market Street Stamps {Blast Off}
Ink: Memento, Colorbox, Tsukineko
Twine: The Twinery {Charcoal, Honeydew}

Friday, February 25, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hello My Friend {Mini Card}

I instantly love anything that is done in miniature and recently my love of all things tiny has translated into mini this one:

The stamps are from Unity Stamp Company's Itty Bitty Set #47 - "Hello My Friend".

This whole card is covered in Perfect Pearls Mists. I used the Turquoise color on the card base and Perfect Pearl color on the rest. It is beautifully pearly in person but I just can't get it to show up on camera.

I was inspired by the Unity Heart Challenge and also by the Moxie Fab World Mist Challenge for this card.

Have you done mini cards? I'd love to see them!

Cardstock: Bazzill {teal}, Georgia Pacific {white}
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co.
Ink: Memento {Tuxedo Black}
Markers: Copic
Mists: Perfect Pearls Mists {Perfect Pearl, Turquoise}

Monday, February 21, 2011

NEW Market Street Stamps - Sneak Peek!

Today marks the start of the sneak peeks for Market Street Stamps new February release stamps! I am going to give you a little peek at the most AWESOME background stamp ever...Vintage Wallpaper.

I LOVE this stamp! It is vintage and beautiful, but as you can see here it is also a little bit rock n' roll!

I decided to take a spin on the "Rock a Bye Baby" song...emphasis on the ROCK.

The Vintage Wallpaper stamp from Market Street Stamps was perfect for the face of the guitar {it is stamped in silver ink and sprayed with pearly mist, which was inspired by the Moxie Fab World Stamping with Shimmer Sprays challenge}, and I added some texture to it by dry embossing random swirls and accents on the back of my stamped cardstock.

{The template for the guitar was done by me.}

Be sure to check out the Market Street Stamps blog today to see what some of the other Design Team members have done with the Vintage Wallpaper stamp.

And be sure to visit the Market Street Stamps store on Friday to get your new release stamps - they'll be 10% off for the first week!

Cardstock: Georgia Pacific {white}
Stamps: Market Street Stamps {Vintage Wallpaper}, American Crafts {sentiment}
Twine: The Twinery {Blossom}
Mist: Perfect Pearls Mist {Perfect Pearl}
Other: Maya Road {Star Trinket Pin}, heart brads, embossing stylus
Template: Tifany DeGough

Friday, February 18, 2011


***Check out my post over on The Twinery's blog today***

Fibers: (Caribbean twine) The Twinery; (Lilac twine) The Twinery; (Pink Sorbet twine) The Twinery;
Cardstock: (Paper Bag Kraft) Kraft Outlet
Other paper: (White Paper) Georgia Pacific
Stamps - rubber: ("Celebrate" from the Words from the Heart set) EK Success - Nostalgiques: The Attic Collection
Stamps - foam: (Dots from the Creative Layers - Domestic set) Claudine Hellmuth Studio
Ink - pigment: (White) Studio G; (Black) Rubber Stampede
Mist: (Marshmallow Glimmer Mist) Tattered Angels
Tool: (trimmer) Fiskars; (Scissors) Fiskars

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!!!

This little pile o' goodness goes to:

Congrats, Deb!

Send your US mailing address to: InkBlotsbyTRD{at}gmail{dot}com and I'll get your goodies out to you!

Thanks everyone for playing along - it's been fun!
I may have to do this again sometime!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Last day to enter the GIVEAWAY!

Today is the last day to enter to win the BLOG CANDY - be sure to become a follower and leave a comment on --> this post <-- to enter!

I'd love it if you head on over to the Fiskateer blog today and follow along with me as I make this:

{You'll also see a lovely ATC by a fellow Fiskateer - Jan #7263.}

And - if you'd like to find out more about becoming a Fiskateer look here.

Cardstock: Georgia Pacific
Stamps: Fiskars {Henna Petals}
Ink: Fiskars, Memento
Paper cord: IKEA
Other: Fiskars Stamp Press, Fiskars scissors, scoring board, embossing stylus

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A basic sketch and two cards...

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I generally sketch out card design ideas before I start creating. Here's a sketch I recently did:

I used it to create two quick and easy cards using Echo Park papers from the A Walk In The Park collection.
Here is the first:

I love that this one can be turned on its side:

And a peek at how I finished the inside:

Here's another take on the sketch, still using Echo Park papers:

You can find Echo Park papers and SO much more at A Walk Down Memory Lane!

Cardstock: Kraft Outlet
Patterned Paper: Echo Park
Other: Magic Mesh, Fiskars {Round N Round Squeeze Punch}, brads, button, twine, corner rounder

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I Still Get Butterflies

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This card was SO easy to make thanks to the wonderful A Walk In The Park collection from Echo Park.

You can find this collection and more at A Walk Down Memory Lane. {They've got a big selection and great prices on Bazzill cardstock as well!}

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Papers: Echo Park
Other: scissors, corner rounder, paper piercer

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines, schmalentines...

***Comments are now closed for the giveaway***

Around our house we aren't big on celebrating Valentine's Day, but being a crafter I feel like I can't overlook it.

For this card I used the Market Street Stamps background stamp Hearts A Plenty and stamped it using VersaMark Watermark ink on the card base. I used the heart stamps from the Follow Your Heart set and mounted them on some curled jewelry wire to add a little fun.

I topped it off with some ribbon and a stamped sentiment to make a quick and easy Valentine's Day card.

If you are a sketch-lover I've included a sketch here for you:

That's not enough for you today? about a little candy to satisfy your sweet tooth?

How do you like this BLOG CANDY?

There are some clear stamps, stickers, transparencies, embellishments, chipboard pieces, blank cards and envelopes...and of course a little sampling of The Twinery's twine.

All I ask for your entry into this giveaway is to become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment on this post. I will stop accepting comments on Thursday night at midnight and post a winner on Friday, February 18th. {Sorry, US addresses only - unless you'd like to pay the International shipping cost.}

If you want me to be able to notify you if you are a winner you will need to be sure to leave a way for me to get ahold of you in the comments.

Cardstock: Bazzill, Georgia Pacific
Stamps: Market Street Stamps {Hearts A Plenty, Follow your Heart}, Hero Arts
Ink: ColorBox, Memento
Ribbon: Maya Road
Other: beading wire

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bubbles Cards

Don't these circles remind you of bubbles?
It's fun to see what you can do with some simple punched shapes to create a quick card.

Cardstock: Bazzill {Intense Pink, Lily White, Nixon, Parakeet}
Stamp {Clear}: Heidi Grace Designs {I love you from Greetings set}
Ink {Chalk}: Tsukineko {Tea Leaves}
Embellishment {Jewel}: Prima Marketing {pink jewel from e. line pearls/crystals #300524}
Tools: Fiskars {Round N Round Squeeze Punch - M, L, XL}, paper trimmer, needle, thread, sewing machine

Cardstock: Bazzill {Intense Pink, Lily White, Nixon, Parakeet}
Die cuts: Cricut {"You" from Just Because Cards cartridge; "thank" from Street Signs cartridge}
Tools: Fiskars {Round N Round Squeeze Punch - M, L, XL}, paper trimmer, needle, thread, sewing machine

You can find the supplies you will need to make these cards in the A Walk Down Memory Lane store!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

FALLing in Love Card

Can you believe it is February already? I feel like we barely even got into 2011!

Today I'd like to show you how to create a Valentine's Day card from fall themed patterned papers.
{If you don't have the supplies for this lying around you can pick up what you need at A Walk Down Memory Lane.}

- Create your base card from kraft cardstock.
- Use basic fall themed patterned papers for the card front and add a border punched topper.
- Add a sentiment on the inside like "Falling in love with you" or "I've fallen for you".
- Wrap your card with some twine for that great accent and add a simple tree embellishment.

VoilĂ !
Fall papers re-purposed for a quick and easy Valentine's Day card!

Oh, and if you'd like to meet the new card designer for A Walk Down Memory Lane head over to their blog today and check her out!

Twine: Lemondrop {The Twinery}
Papers: Apple Cider patterned papers {Imaginisce}
Cardstock: Kraft cardstock {Kraft Outlet}
Tools: Round N' Round Squeeze Punch {Fiskars}, Scalloped Sentiment Border Punch {Fiskars}, Scissors {Fiskars}, Paper trimmer {Fiskars}

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Valentine Window Display

I have a love-ly window display idea for Valentine's Day that I'd like to share with you today.

I remember making snowflakes like these when I was in grade school. My kids and I made them to hang in our front window in December.

{We hung them with The Twinery's Maraschino and Peapod twine.}

We enjoyed looking at them every day and our window felt empty when we took them down. Since Valentine's Day is coming up I thought I would try to take the same idea and do a heart display in our front window.

I made the hearts from basic red and pink construction paper and hung them with The Twinery's Maraschino and Pink Sorbet twine.

{The new Blossom twine would be an excellent choice for hanging, too!}

I'd like to keep creating hanging window displays throughout the year and so I put these screws up inside our windowframe so I can easily thread the twine and hang our seasonal display.

Let me know if you create a window display using your twine from The Twinery...I'd love to see!

Happy Valentine's Day!