Sunday, March 25, 2012

Papertrey March Blog Hop

The last time I participated in a yellow color challenge is was the May 2009 PTI blog hop.  I made this card ... I think I started that post saying how I'm not much into yellow, but I'd give it a go.

Things haven't changed much in the last nearly 3 years.  Still not a yellow fan. Its OK, but not a go to color for me ya know what I mean....  But I did love the bright cheery inspiration photo on this dull and dreary MIdwest day.  And since this has been declared an unofficial jammie day by my good friend Tara, I decided to craft a little.

Here's my card:
 I really thought I'd end up with stripes or polka dots ... thats what really stood out to me in the photo.  But when I went into my crafting lair I saw my poor BB:Medallions set sitting all alone and "never-been-inked" on my table.  I decided that had to change.  I used a color combo of Delightful Daffodil (SU! - my lemon tart got left open overnight and I haven't replaced it yet) Summer Sunrise, and Spring Moss.
My stamping buddy Tara had done a rainbow inking technique on a sentiment at this months stamp camp with stellar results, so I decided to give it a go.  I inked the whole sentiment with the Delightful Daffodil then added Summer Sun to the beginning and Spring Moss to the end.  The "Mother's" is stamped in Daffodil and the "Day:" is stamped in Spring Moss.
I rock and rolled the solid peony from this year's anniversary set in Daffodil and Summer Sun and stamped on a scrap of white CS.  I used Crumb Cake (Kraft) on the outline and stamped over the top.  The leaves I stamped in Spring Moss directly on the sentiment layer.  I cut the peony out with a craft blade then adhered it with some foam tape.

Thanks for stopping.  Happy Hoppin'

Sunday, March 4, 2012


I love the March sketch on Sketch For You To Try, but after my menu board I think I ran out of mojo.  I stared at it for a long time (like half an hour) and couldn't think of anything to do.  I had friends over for a stampy  party so we all just talked and ate and I helped them with cards, until I walked around my extra table and saw my Beautiful Butterflies set, still unopened.  I flashed back on all the gorgeous rainbow butterfly cards that were made during the count down and I finally had my inspiration.

Here's what I made:

Color scheme is Tempting Turquoise and Melon Mambo.  The accent colors are Rich Razzleberry, Delightful Daffodil and Tangerine Tango.

This is a birthday card for a dear friend.  Hope she likes the bright colors :)

Thanks for stopping

Saturday, March 3, 2012

My first Pinterest Project

Inspired by this menu board that I found on Pinterest,

I decided I had to have one of my own.

I didn't want to use a real wood frame because I am planning on using magnets and putting it on the front of my fridge, so I opted for patterned paper, chipboard and a little creativity.

I started with an 8x10 piece of patterned paper from the Everyday Enchantment SAB paper pack from SU!

I added chipboard to the back using a strong permanent adhesive.  My chipboard is only 6" wide and as you can see I miscalculated the second cut, but its on the back and the "frame" I am making along with the magnetic strips should stabilize it just fine.

For the frame I used 2 1"x 10" and 2 1" x 8" pieces of chipboard.  I mitered the ends at a 45° angle so they will fit together like a frame.  I used Scor-tape on the back of these.  I covered the front with some wood grain DSP from SU! that was in the holiday mini last year.

Next I needed the meal card holders,  I used a 2.5" by 6.5" piece of a different wood grain DSP.  I scored on the long side at 0.5", 3", 3.5", and 6".  On the short side, I scored at 0.5".  I cut the scored lines into tabs along the long side and then adhered it all together with Scor-tape.  To get more detailed instructions on how to make boxes check out Splitcoast Stampers Resource section

To finish it off I made a little menu sign and also covered some mini clothes pins with the uncolored wood grain DSP.

Here is my menu board in all its glory - hanging out on the front of the fridge.  Now I need to print up some meal cards :)

Thanks for stopping!