Sunday, March 31, 2013

In an octopus's garden in the shade


The Play Date Cafe is showcasing these colors this week ...

My project ...

Card stock - Recollections
Design Paper - My Mind's Eye
Stamp - TPC
Ribbon, lace, pins, brad, jewelry cord - stash
Flowers - Recollections
Ink - Mix'd Media, Versafine


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Papercraft Star 138 - Easter


An easy (again!) theme at Papercraft Star this week

Easter !!

I don't have hardly any real Easter paper, and what I have is dated.  So I thought I would just mix up some old scraps, and a card Spencer had made in the Cuttlebug.

Easy !

Come play along at Papercraft Star, and be sure to check out all the great cards from our DT this week !!

Happy Hoppin' !!

Card stock - Recollections
Design Paper - Basic Gray, Prima, scraps of unknown origin
Stickers - Doodlebug (2006, YIKES !)
ek success Punch


Monday, March 25, 2013

TKJ 114 - Chicks Rule !


If you have a 5 year old boy in your life, like I do, you have probably heard him say
Boys Rule, Girls Drool
like I have
a hundred times while we are playing Sorry or Uno.

That is what I couldn't get out of my mind while making my card this week for The Kraft Journal

where our theme is
Chicks Rule !

So I took a little different look at Easter with my card this week.

  The base of the card is the always appropriate Kraft Note Card.  I adhered some edge punched Buff Ivory Cardstock, (with a computer generated sentiment) and Old Newspaper Washi Tape.  The G45 image is framed with Brown Kraft Cardstock and adhered with pop ups.  Flowers were attached to the card using Custom Fasteners, and wrapped with Natural Hemp Cord.  

Stop in and play along with us - we would LOVE TO SEE YOU this week at The Kraft Journal !!

All Kraft Outlet supplies are linked above.
Other Supplies...
Image - Graphic 45
Flowers - Recollections
Punch - ek success


Thursday, March 21, 2013

What you don't confess


Today's post entry is going over to
where their theme this week is woodgrain.

The funny thing for me about woodgrain is that it seems like it pops up so often as a filler in a cute little book, but when you try to find one of those many pages, they have disappeared !

Cardstock - Coredinations
Design Paper - My Mind's Eye
Brads and flowers - Recollections
Stamp - Kaisercraft
Jewelry cording - stash


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Papercraft Star 137 - Birds


Another amazing photo to inspire us

This week at Papercraft Star !!

Our theme is birds !!

My card  ....

I just had to do it pink ... lol

Card stock - Bo Bunny
Design Paper - Bo Bunny, K & Co, My Mind's Eye
Bird silhouette, sentiment - K & Co
 Hand dyed Hug Snug ribbon
Pearls - Recollections
Punch - Martha Stewart


Monday, March 18, 2013

TKJ 113 - Kraft and your favorite color !


A really fun and open challenge this week at The Kraft Journal -

Your favorite color with Kraft !!

I love white with kraft the best, but since we did that combo a couple of weeks ago, I chose red as the next favorite with kraft.  I used a couple of themes here, both numbers and harlequin shapes, to tie things together.  I also included the inside, as this is a card meant for someone who needs to be reminded she is so beautiful.

The humble beginning of this card is the always useful Kraft Note Card.  Adhered to that is some design paper, stamped with harlequin shapes.  The "beautiful" Lille Tag was distressed, inked and threaded with Black Burlap Ribbon.  Another harlequin shape was added with pearls, and a Custom Fastener with another number was attached atop, bowed with Natural Hemp Cord.  The edges were inked and distressed.

I made a very simple inside, with more of the harlequin stamp, another Lille Tag, and one more numbered Custom Fastener.

The Kraft Journal has great challenges each week, and a tutorial each Wednesday.  Hope you were inspired by this card - I made it for someone very special !!

All Kraft Outlet supplies are linked above
Other supplies:
Design Paper - 7 Gypsies
Stamp - Tim Holtz
Pearls - Recollections
Ink - Ranger distress, Versafine


Friday, March 15, 2013

Little driving on a Saturday night


A wet and gloomy day here in Oregon, just the kind of day to stay inside in your slippers.  However, a 40% off coupon appeared in my inbox today for our Ben Franklin's down the street - cannot let that rest for longer than an hour, right ?

Today's post is for a couple of challenges ...

Mojo Monday with this fun sketch


Colour Q with these colors ...

my card

I haven't done this color combo before !

Card stock - Recollections
Paper - Echo Park, Creative Imaginations
Flowers - Recollections
Stamp - Kaisercraft
Bling - Recollections
Washi tape - unknown
Sentiment die cut - Creative Imaginations
Ribbon, jewelry cord - stash


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Papercraft Star 136 - Green


Check out this gorgeous green picture

Just the look and color of Oregon forests right now !

Papercraft Star's theme this week of course !!

My card ...

Come and play with us this week !!

Card stock - Recollections, Coredinations
Design Paper - Creative Imaginations, K & Co
Image - Graphic 45
Sentiment - Splash of Color
Ink - Ranger Distress
Punch - Martha Stewart
Button, jute - stash


Monday, March 11, 2013

TKJ 112 - Lucky Green !


At The Kraft Journal this week our theme is 

Lucky Green !

I am not so lucky at bingo, how about you ...

I made this card as a Random Act of Kindness for St. Paddy's Day.  Inside is a lottery ticket for a stranger, delivered to them by a waitress, sworn to secrecy.
I began with a Kraft Blank Note Card.  I adhered some punched design paper, and a Bingo card, which is actually a Lost and Found Salvage Sticker.  Atop that is a Schedule Card from the Identity Card Set, with Lucky U spelled out from the Hodgepodge Magpie Stickers and popped up. Natural Hemp cord is threaded through the shamrock buttons, and used as a bow on the bingo charm.  This is truly a 10 minute card !  Stop by this week and play along !

All Kraft Outlet products are linked above
Other Products:
Design Paper - Basic Grey
Punch - Martha Stewart
Pin - Karen Foster
Charm and buttons - stash


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Papercraft Star 135 - Kitchen


I love LOVE the theme this week at

Use your own kitchen colors !

Here is a pic of my kitchen ...

I couldn't find the right color of green in my paper so I went with something pretty close ...

It would have been a five minute card if I hadn't searched through all my paper for that color green !

Come play at Papercraft Star this week, and show us your kitchen !!

Card stock - DCWV
Design Paper - DCWV, My Mind's Eye
Label - David Tutero
Stamp - Hot off the Press
Ribbon - stash


March tutorial


Hi Everyone ! This month's tutorial for The Kraft Journal is here !  We are fancying up a TH memo pin, into a glitter stick pin.

The items you will need are:

Diamond Glaze
Glitter (I used Martha's coarse white)
Tim Holtz memo pin (from Kraft Outlet)

 I worked on a little plastic dish I could lift away from my work table, so as not to disturb the little pin.

 First, tape the back of the pin, like this

 Add some Diamond Glaze in the middle.  It will probably "over fill", but you can always break that part off easily once it is dry.

 Add a pinch of glitter.  And now comes the HARD part !  Put your dish away, and forget about it until tomorrow.  It dries slowly because it is in such a glob.  I know you will want to touch it, I know you will.  But RESIST! 

Pull off the tape tomorrow, and this is how your little pin will look.  Isn't it so cute !  And only about 3 or 4 minutes of time.

Another tip is to keep all of your stick pins on a piece of foam.  This piece is recycled, an old piece from a set of brads.  I can see them easily, and of course now that they "stick" in my mind,  I remember to use them !


Friday, March 1, 2013

Karen & Friends 1 - Green


My wonderful little local scrap store Karen & Friends Creations, is hosting a challenge this month, just for fun.  It will be an ongoing challenge, while we try this out.

Our first challenge is GREEN - whatever that may mean to you !

My green card looks like this ...

 and here is the little tag inside ...

If you live in the Eugene / Springfield area, stop in at Karen & Friends Creations, on Yolanda in Springfield.  All the design team's cards will be on display, and you can get in a wee bit of shopping while you are there !!

Card stock - Bazzill
Design Paper - Bo Bunny, Creative Imaginations, Prima
Flower - Recollections
Stamps - Hot off the Press, Fiskars
Brads - My Mind's Eye
Leaves - Bazzill
Ink - Ranger Distress, Versafine
Hole reinforcer - Hand made
Punch - ek distress
Ribbon, tag - stash
Hemp - The Kraft Outlet