Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Library Pocket

May 27, 2009

Here is my project for the Tuesday Crafty Secrets Forum challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers. Marcy's challenge to us pockets in out projects.I have been meaning to come up with some sort of Library pocket with sign-out card for all the books we have in out home. Marcy's challenge has inspired me to come up with this Library Pocket.

Stamps used are from the Book Lovers and Frame-it stamps sets of Crafty Secrets Clear Art stamps. First I stamped the 'from the library of' 2x on white cs and colored it with Copic markers. The second stamped image was cut out and popped-up on top of the first with double-sided foam tape. On the first image, I added some journaling lines with the Frame-it stamped set. Used a circle coluzzle to cut the half center at the top and then distressed the edges with a distressing tool. Distressed the whole tag with Old Paper Distressing Ink and added gold at the edges with a gel pen. Pocket and base for the pocket uses DP's from the Porcelain Paper Pad of BasicGrey. Used a sticker from the Fond Recollections Heartwarming Vintage stickers on the pocket, added some lace that was stained with a copic marker and corners were done using a scrap paper from the porcelain paper that was punched and colored with copic markers. Added another image from the Book Lovers stamp set which was colored again with copics on the pocket.
Now I have to make quite a few more of these for all the books.

Stamps: Book Lovers and Frame It - Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, Old Paper Distressing ink and various Copic markers
Paper: Porcelain Paper Pad - Basic Grey
Accessories: Lace and circle Coluzzle

Monday, 25 May 2009

Hinged Thank You

May 25, 2009

Here is another card I made today for the Technique Lovers Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers, to make a hinged card. Lynn once again has picked a great technique to feature in this challenge, along with an easy to follow tutorial from Wendy. Definitely a technique that I will used again and again.

For this card my focal image is from the Flower Gallery stamp set of Penny Black. Stamped image onto white cs with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then colored it with various Copic markers. Added some glitter with a glitter pen on the center part of the flowers. Image was then die cut and embossed using the Labels 4 nestability. Inked the edges of the panel with Pearlescent Purple Billiance ink and then matted onto the purple DP. All DP used in this card is from the Euphoria Paper Pad of BasicGrey. Borders and corners were punch with the Parisian edger punch of EK success. (Again thanks to Wendy for pointing out in her tutorial about using the border punches in the corners as well). Brad to hinge the card together is also from Basic Greys matching brad set for the Euphoria collection. Sentiment is also from the same stamp set of Penny Black. Ribbon is a white Offray ribbon that I colored with a Copic marker. Butterfly was die cut with 2 different DP from the Euphoria Paper pad using a Spellbinders die.

Stamp: Flower Gallery - Penny Black
Paper: Euphoria - Basic Grey and white cs
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Pearlescent Purple and various Copic markers
Accessories: Offray ribbon, Euphoria Brad, Labels 4 and Butterfly die from nestabilities

Thanks Dad

May 25, 2009

Here is a card that I made for the Crafty Secret Challenge Darlene hosts in Paper Craft Planet. Every Sunday, Darlene had volunteered to host the challenge. This is a 1-2-3 challenge to used 1 image, 2 different papers and 3 accessories. So if you like using Crafty Secrets products and enjoy challenges, check it out. You can find a quick like on my side bar to the site. Hope to see you there as well.

For this card, I used an image from the Heartwarming Vintage Cuts - Bless Our Family. These images are so great to use in any paper crafting projects. This was mounted on to DP from the Boxer Paper Pad of Basic Grey. In fact all DP used for this card is from that collection. Tied a knot with the ribbon and used a circular metal clip on top of the image and a long brad to the side of the card. Lastly, I used a white opaque Signo pen to dot all around the edge of the card.

Image: Bless Our Family Heatwarming Vintage Cut
Paper: Boxer from Basic Grey
Accessories: Ribbon, long brad and circular metal clip

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Special Friends

May 20, 2009

After a long time not being able to play along in the Splitcoast Stampers daily challenges, I am glad to be able to make a card for today's sketch challenge.

Stamped image is from the Teddy & Company stamp set of Penny Black, which was stamped on white cs with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers.. Used some Flower Soft on the ferns. Background DP is from the Porcelain paper pad of BasicGrey. Used the Labels 3 nestability for the die cut around the main panel and matting and a die from the ribbon tag nestability for the cut of the sentiment. Added some ribbon around one of the panels and pierced some holes along the 2 corners of the card.

Stamp: Teddy and Company - Penny Black
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento ink and various Copic markers
Paper: Porcelain - Basic Grey and brown cs
Accessories: Labels 3 and Ribbon tag trio nestabilities and ribbon

2 Crafty Secret Challenges

May 20, 2009

Here are 2 cards that I am posting today. First one is for the challenge Darlene posted on PaperCraft Planet. For this card I used an image from the Travel Creative Scraps of Crafty Secrets. Matted the image onto orange DP from the Mellow Paper Pad of Basic Grey which was punched all around the edges with a MS border punch. This was then adhered on top of another DP from the Mellow collection and then onto to the background DP also from the same collection. Used the Labels 4 to die cut the sentiment which came from the Seasonal Heartwarming Vintage Booklet. Added some decorative edges using a Cuttlebug die. The sketch for the card was also provided by Darlene for the challenge.

Second card was made for the Tuesday Crafty Secrets Forum challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers. This weeks challenge was hosted by PammyJo. For this challenge she asked us to include as many circles, half circles or circle shapes on your cards.For this card I used stamped images from the Sweet Stuff stamp set of Crafty Secrets Clear Art stamps. Images were colored with Copic markers. Used the scalloped circle nestabilities behind the images. DP is from Chole's Closet - makingmemories. Finished the card of with ribbon.

Monday, 18 May 2009

Birthday Wishes

May 18, 2009

Here is my card for today's Techinique Lovers Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers,to make a Tri Shutter Card. Before going in to the details of this card, I would just like to thank Lynn for featuring this technique. Such a beautiful way to portray different elements that go into making a card. If you would like to see the tutorial for this technique, you can find it here.

DP I used for this card is from The Paper Company Studio - Green Diagonal Weave and Green Ornamental Tapestry. Sentiment is from the Garden Girls Stamp Set of Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps. MOM is from the Bless Our Family Vintage Cuts, also from Crafty Secrets. Decorative cuts are from the Floral Accent of Spellbinders which was die cut, embossed and then colored in with Hint of Pesto Versa Magic. Cut out some butterflies from Hopscotch Girl Butterflies - K&Company and highlighted it with glitter pen and some bling. Punched some flowers and added some glitter with a glitter pen and half pearls. Matting was die cut with the Labels 4 nestability and sponged with Hint of Pesto.

Stamp: Garden Girls - Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps
Paper: Green Ornamental Tapestry, Green Diagonal Weave - The Paper Company Studio, Hopscotch Girl Butterflies - K& Company, Bless Our Family Vintage Cuts and green cs
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Hint of Pesto VersaMagic and Glitter pen
Accessories: Floral Accent and Label 4 Nestabilities, Flower Punch, Half Pearls, bling and unknown Die Cut vine

Sunday, 17 May 2009


May 17, 2009

Here is a card made for the Featured Stampers challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers. Today's featured stamper is Joan. Go check her gallery out, you will not be dissapointed. Joan is an amazing stamper.

Here is the card that I selected from Joan's gallery Here are the changes that I made:

* changed the stamped image to another Sarah Kay stamp.
* Instead of a scalloped oval, I used the Labels 4 nestability.
* Change the colors* instead of the half pearls on top, I place it to the bottom of the card.
* I added some dots with a White Signo pen around the frame and the edges of the layers.

Stamp: A Kiss for Cloe - Sarah Kay
Paper: Flower Patch - makingmemories
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and various Copic markers
Accessories: Label 4 nestabilities and 2 different ribbons

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Flower/Flour Crafty Secrets Forum Challenge

May 16, 2009

Well looks like I finally got my computer running again to the point that I can uplaod my scanned cards. Only thing left is to find my Paint Shop Pro disk so that I can load it back to my computer. I have another photo editing program loaded right now, but not to good a using it to edit my scans. Let's hope that my computer problems are all solved now.

Here are 2 cards that I made for the Crafty Secret Forum challenge that my friend Darlene hosted on Tuesday.

First one uses the theme 'flour' and image from the Sweet Stuff stamp set of Crafty Secrets Clear Art stamps was stamped on white cs with Onyx Black Versafine and colored with Tombow markers. Image and framing around the image was die cut with a Spellbinder nestability along with the ribbon tag for the sentiment. Background paper is from the Earthy Paper Designs of Crafty Secrets

Second Card is for the theme "flower". Card was made using an image from the Easter Creative Scraps. Background paper is from Crafty Secrets Earthy Paper Designs. Layers were made using the Labels 4 nestability and die cut flower is from the Daisy Heads nestability. Ribbon is an Offray ribbon that I colored using Amethyst Copic markers.

Hope you all are enjoying your weekend.


Monday, 11 May 2009

Thank You

May 11, 2009

Yes, I have not been blogging again for a while. Still trying to fix my computer. Just as I thought I got everything figured out, it died on me once more. I was trying to install some MS updates and for whatever reason it did not like it. My computer would just start re-booting and I could not get back on it again. Had to restore it once more. I am hoping that this would be the last time that I would have to do that. Not fun having to constantly be re-loading all the programs that I need.

So much for my woes.

Here is a card that I made for the Technique Lovers Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers. Stamped image and sentiment are from the Limited Edition of Penny Black's Flower Gallery. Image was stamped 3 times, colored with Copic markers, layers were cut and mounted on top of each other with double-sided foam tape for dimension. Background DP is from Debbie Mumm's Baby Girl Pad.Borders on top and below the Center panel with the sentiment was punch with a MS punch. Used the Labels 4 nestability behind the main image. Doodled with white opaque pen around the flower, borders of the Label 4 and around the punched border.

Stamp: Penny Black - Flower Gallery
Paper: Baby Girl - Debbie Mumm
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Copic markers and white opaque pen
Accessories: Labels 4 nesty, MS border punch and bling

Friday, 1 May 2009


May 1, 2009

Here is a card for the Limited Supple Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers, which is to use one or two stamps to make a border on the card.Stamp set used for the rose border of this card it Baby Girl Clear Art Stamps from Crafty Secrets. Stamped image of the Baby shoes is also from the same stamp set. Used the Jornaling Stamp set of Crafty Secrets for the journaling on the top of the card. Sentiment is from Inkadinkadoo and Flower is from Technique Tuesday. To distress the look of the card, sponged Walnut Stain to the edges of the paper.

Stamps: Baby Girl and Journaling - Crafty Secrets, Sentiment - Inkadikadoo and Flower - Technique Tuesday
Paper: Baby Girls - Debbie Mumm and white cs
Ink: Tuxedo Black, London Fog, Walnut Stain, Rose Romance and Copic markers
Accessories: Labels 4 Nestability