Friday, April 27, 2012

Block Party {Market Street Stamps}

It's almost time for the new Market Street Stamps blog to be it's time to have a party! It's a Block Party!
{Be sure to head on over to the Market Street Stamps blog to get all the details about how you can join in on the Block Party...where you can win some fabulous free stamps and have a shot at being a Guest Designer for Market Street Stamps!}

You can create ANYTHING for this color requirements, no specific project types...just have fun.

And if you haven't already entered the blog reveal giveaways, be sure to enter. (You have until Sunday night to enter.)
There are three posts (with three great giveaways): Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cardstock: Bazzill (Hollywood); Georgia Pacific (White);
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye ();
Stamps: Market Street Stamps (Vintage Wallpaper, Simple Salutations);
Ink: Ranger/Tim Holtz (Distress Ink - Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint);
Mist: Ranger (Perfect Pearls Mist - Kiwi);
Ribbon: Etsy (Vintage Seam Binding - Pale Yellow);
Pins: Maya Road (Trinket Pins);
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors, Squeeze Punch - Round N Round); Scor-Pal (Scoring Board);

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sweet Baby Girl {The Twinery & SRM Stickers}

The Introduction:
If you were sent here by The Twinery today: 
If you aren't already a follower, I'd love to have you follow my blog!

If you are one of my regular readers: 
Thanks for coming back! I love having you!
Please join along in the fun - you can find out all about it on The Twinery's blog.

The Prizes:
The Twinery is giving away three spools of twine ($42 retail value).

The Details:
Leave a comment on the blog of each of The Twinery's 16 participating designers.
You can find the full list on The Twinery's blog. Be sure to see both posts {Thursday and Friday} for links to all 16 designers.
Blog comments close on Sunday, April 29th at 11:59pm (EDT) and the winners will be announced on The Twinery's blog.

The Project:
If you have been following me, you will notice that I've done a few projects for an upcoming baby shower. My cousin is having a little girl and shortly we will be gathering with friends and family to celebrate.

I created these favor tubes using products from SRM Stickers (who generously provided the stickers and the tubes for this project) and twine from  The Twinery

I used The Twinery's twine in Buttercream, Cantaloupe, and Honeydew to add a little wrap and bow to the tubes - I just love how twine adds a fun pop of color anywhere you need it!

Each tube has a few yummy butter mints tucked inside and is ready for the favor bucket at the shower.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cardstock: Discount Cardstock (Brilliant White 130#);
Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup (Soup Staples - Kraft); Pink Paislee;
Stickers: SRM Stickers (Fancy Sticker Sentiments - Baby);
Twine: The Twinery (
ButtercreamCantaloupe, Honeydew); 
Other: SRM Stickers (Tubes);
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors); Scor-Pal (Scoring Board);

Monday, April 23, 2012

Floral Love

Not a lot to say today - but I do have a card to share:

Have a wonderful day!

Cardstock: Bazzill (Black); Bazzill Bling (Salmon); Georgia Pacific (White);
Stamps: Hero Arts (Large Flower Pattern);
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black);
Markers: Copic (Y00, YG03, Y32, C0, C3, RV02, O, BG000, BG15); ShinHan (R28, R136);
Ribbon: Ribbon Carousel (Vintage Black Seam Binding);
Other: Michaels (“Love” Charm);
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors); Scor-Pal (Scoring Board);

Friday, April 20, 2012

Blog Hop {Market Street Stamps & Scor-Pal}

Market Street Stamps and the Scor-Pal are teaming up this week and I am excited to be a part of it!

I created two cards in a yellow/white/black color scheme.
Although each of the cards have their own feel they are both created using the same products - stamps from stamps from Market Street Stamps and scoring using the Scor-Buddy.

The solid heart, open heart, and sentiment on this card are from the Birds of a Feather set and the mini heart comes from the Gone Campin' set from Market Street Stamps.

I used my Scor-Buddy to add a little bit of scoring detail to the card - creating a simple focal point for the card panel. {Scored at 7/8", 1", 2", and 2 1/8".}

For my next card I placed my card panel on the diagonal on the Scor-Buddy to create the corner treatment.

I used the scoring grooves just as they are and scored each one up to (and including) the 2" groove. The spacing in the first two inches of the Scor-Buddy was the perfect look for the corner of my card panel.

The large and small stars are from the Blast Off set from Market Street Stamps and the sentiment is from the new Simple Salutations set.

Be sure to check back on each of the posts from this entire week on both the Market Street Stamps blog and the Scor-Pal blog. You don't want to miss 'em!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cardstock: Discount Cardstock (Brilliant White 130#); Bazzill (Pollen);
Stamps: Market Street Stamps (Birds of a Feather, Blast Off, Gone Campin', Simple Salutations);
Ink: Tsukineko (Midnight Black, Scattered Straw);
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors); Scor-Buddy (Scoring Board);

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Blog Hop {The Twinery & Imaginisce}

The Introduction:
If you are hopping along with us today: You should have come here from Mary Anne Jenkins' blog. If you did, you are in the right place! Welcome!
If you aren't already a follower, I'd love to have you follow my blog!

If you are one of my regular readers: Thanks for coming back! I love having you! Please join along in the hop - you can start at The Twinery's blog.

The Prizes:
The Twinery is giving away three {I Dream in Twine} Sampler Packs ($32 retail value).

Imaginisce is giving their Makin' Waves collection to three lucky winners.

The Details:
Leave a comment on each blog along the hop.
Blog comments close on Sunday, April 22nd at 11:59pm (EDT) and the winners will be announced on The Twinery's blog and the Imaginisce blog.

The Project:

I have a board on Pinterest where I gather some "words of wisdom", but I wanted a place to keep some great quotes that might not be found online. There are a lot of great books out there and I often come across a quote that resonates with me - so I wanted a special journal where I could write them down and be able to easily look back on them later.

For this project I took a basic black journal and jazzed it up with some patterned papers from the Sole Sisters collection by Imaginisce. I can't deny that I love a basic black and white houndstooth - that paper immediately stuck out to me and I knew I had to use it. I added in a couple other patterned papers from the collection and arranged them on the front of my journal.

I wrapped some Charcoal and Buttercream twine from The Twinery around the journal cover and finished it off with a fun double bow.

This project is great for making your own personalized journals and is also perfect if you would like to give a handmade gift for an upcoming holiday (think Mother's Day!).

Thanks for stopping by today!

The Next Stop:
Ilene Tell's blog

Twine: The Twinery (Charcoal, Buttercream);
Patterned Paper: Imaginisce (Sole Sisters);
Stickers: Prima Marketing (Almanac Collection - Alphabet);
Other: Journal;
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors); Scor-Pal (Scoring Board);

Monday, April 16, 2012

Messy Hello

Hello there!

Just wanted to share a quick (messy) card and wish you a happy Monday!
Have a great day!

Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (White);
Stamps: Claudine Hellmuth (Frame); American Crafts (Sentiment);
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black);
Paint: Plaid (Pink);
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer); Martha Stewart/EK Success (Scoring Board);

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Paint The Town Challenge {Market Street Stamps}

It's time for another Paint the Town challenge at Market Street Stamps!

Here is the color palette:

And here is the card I created using the palette as my inspiration.
{The sentiment is from the Market Street Stamps Hippie Chic set.}

Be sure to head on over to the Market Street Stamps blog today to see inspiration from the Design Team and get in on the challenge!

Cardstock: The Paper Company (Kraft);
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee (Christy Tomlinson - She Art 6x6);
Stamps: Market Street Stamps (Hippie Chic);
Ink: Ranger (Archival - Jet Black);
Ribbon: Vintage Seam Binding (Soft Yellow);
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors); Scor-Pal (Scoring Board);

Monday, April 9, 2012

Scrap Patchwork

Today's card is all sorts of DIY/scrap projects rolled into one:

I used scraps to create the patchwork-style background, created the canvas flower with strips of scrap canvas...and even used the leftover pieces of a larger pre-made pearl flourish that I had used previously on a layout.

The background was fun to make and I had hoped to share a tutorial, but unfortunately somewhere in the middle of a computer crash and a new computer I lost the tutorial step-out photos. :o(

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cardstock: The Paper Company (Kraft);
Patterned Paper: Authentique Paper (Free Bird - Blush 6x6);
Embellishments: Maya Road (Mini Transparency Tickets - White); ZVA Creative (Pearls); Prima Marketing (Sultan Gem);
Canvas: CT Publishing;
String: May Arts (SM17);
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors); Martha Stewart/EK Success (Scoring Board);

Challenge Entry For: Moxie Fab World - The Paper Scraps Challenge {Background created from paper scraps}

Challenge Entry For: Moxie Fab World - The DIY Embellishments Challenge {DIY canvas flower with gem center}

Challenge Entry For: Moxie Fab World - The Don't Throw It Away Challenge {Used end piece/scrap of canvas to create flower and used left over sections from a pre-made pearl flourish}

Friday, April 6, 2012

Just The Two Of Us {Scor-Pal}

{As seen today on the Scor-Pal blog}

I am so thrilled to be featured as the guest designer on the Scor-Pal blog today!

Using the Scor-Pal I created this mini album using what is often referred to as the meander or maze method. This type of album is a great option because it can be created from just ONE sheet of 12x12 paper.

The finished album comes out to a 3x3 size and was perfect for some pictures of my husband and I on a recent trip to Tahoe.

The way the meander album is assembled allows for each page to be turned into either a top-loading pocket or side-loading pocket. This is a great place to store mementos from a vacation or to tuck in tags with journaling about your special event.

To get started with your meander album take one sheet of 12x12 paper (single-sided or double-sided will work) and place it in your Scor-Pal.
Score at 3", 6", and 9", rotate your paper 90 degrees, and score again at 3", 6", and 9".
Once your sheet is scored your paper will be sectioned into a 4x4 grid (as shown in the diagram above).
To finish prepping your paper, cut along the score lines as indicated by the red lines on the diagram above.

Starting at the first square in the grid (shown in the diagram above in the upper left corner), fold on each score line accordion style, continuing around the corner pieces and all the way through until you have come to the last square in the grid (shown in the diagram above in the bottom right corner).
From here use Scor-Tape to adhere the edges of the front and back pieces of each of the pages together, leaving one edge opening for a pocket on each page (if desired). {I prefer to use the 1/8" Scor-Tape for this step as it gives a strong hold but allows for a bit more room inside each pocket.}
{Tip: Make sure each of your pages has one of the four edges in common as the spine edge - the front and back pieces of each of the pages along this edge will always be adhered with Scor-Tape to create a strong spine.}

For each of my covers I trimmed two 3x3 pieces of covered chipboard and sandwiched the twill tying tape between the pieces (which were adhered with 1/4" Scor-Tape) so that I would have a way to tie the album closed without it showing on either side of the cover.
I created a spine cover from a strip of patterned paper and scored it every 1/8" on the section that would be flexing when the album is opened and closed.

Thank you so much for allowing me to share my mini album with you and please stop by the Scor-Pal blog today and let them know what you thought about my project!

Adhesive: Scor-Tape;
Scoring Board: Scor-Pal;
Patterned Paper: Authentique Paper (Gathering Collection);
Die Cuts: Authentique Paper (Gathering Collection);
Stickers: Authentique Paper (Gathering Collection);
Flower: Recollections;
Twill: Kraft Outlet;
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors, Round N Round Squeeze Punch); Tim Holtz (Tiny Attacher);

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Life Is Beautiful {Market Street Stamps}

The NEW March release stamp sets are now available for purchase from Market Street Stamps!
{And even more exciting...they are debuting at 15-25% off!}

I created the background of this card with the new Candy Stripe background stamp.
{I stamped it in VersaMark Watermark ink to create the tone-on-tone effect.}

The focal image (from the Comforting Florals stamp set) was stamped in Tuxedo Black and colored with my Copics.

The sentiment is from the new Simple Salutations) set and was stamped again using Tuxedo Black ink.

I topped it all off with a button and some black burlap string.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cardstock: Discount Cardstock (Brilliant White 130#); Bazzill (Wild Pansy);
Stamps: Market Street Stamps (Candy Stripe, Comforting Florals, Simple Salutations);
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black); Tsukineko (VersaMark);
Markers: Copic (BV11, BV13, B21, B23, BG000, BG15, C3); ShinHan (R28);
String: May Arts (Burlap String - Black);
Button: Autumn Leaves;
Dies: Spellbinders (Labels Four);
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors); Scor-Pal (Scoring Board);
Adhesives: Glue Dots (Mini); Elmer's (Foam Tape);

Monday, April 2, 2012

Dual-Purpose Decor {The Twinery}

Today I am sharing a project over on The Twinery's blog...I hope you'll join me!

Twine: The Twinery (Flax, Buttercream, Pink Sorbet, Honeydew);
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket (Togetherness: Pinwheels, Girl Friday: Sunday, Girl Friday: Tuesday); Jillibean Soup (Pasta Fagioli: Meatballs, Soup Staples: White Stock); Basic Grey (Nook & Pantry: Dishes);
Buttons: Autumn Leaves (Foof-a-la);
Other: Old book pages;
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors, Upper Crest Border Punch, Scalloped Sentiment Border Punch); EK Success (Scalloped Circle Punch); Scor-Pal (Scoring Board);
Adhesive: Scor-Pal (Scor-Tape);