Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Friends Warm the Heart...

I have completed my second card for Lawnscaping Challenge #20 – Paper Piecing.
I’m not very quick at paper piecing, so it took a while; but I managed to stamp, cut and adhere everything down. I got a little glue near the smaller snowman and when I distressed the edges it didn’t cover properly. So I paper pieced a little bird and glued it on top of the flawed area. I just love these new stamps!
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Making Frosty FriendsPaper: MME Lost & Found Christmas 6x6; Bo Bunny Blitzen Collection 6x6; Kaiser Craft December 25th
Inks: TH Distress Ink Antique Linen, Walnut Stain; Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic R29
Other: Ribbon; Glossy Accents; Enamel Accents; Liquid Pearls; SewEasy Fancy Floss, Blueberry, Limeade; Sakura Gelly Roll glitter pen

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

You are my Cutie Pie!

For my daughter's birthday, we bought her a board book by Joyce Wan, "You Are My Cupcake." I know it is not meant for a 13-year-old, but she just loves the book...and I couldn't resist getting it for her. One of the pages in the book has an adorable picture of a smiling pie, which immediately reminded me of Lawn Fawn's pie from 'My Silly Valentine' - sooo cute!
I recently ordered this stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and received it yesterday. I was so excited to find it in my mailbox!! I spent some time this morning making a special treat for my daughter.

I made a triangular box (found the video for it this morning: Stamp with Heather) and filled it with some caramel kisses. I am going to surprise her with it when she comes home from school. It goes perfectly with her book!

I am entering this in Lawnscaping Challenges #20. I paper pieced the pie with the same paper pack - April Showers. I liked the blue and green umbrellas on the paper, and luckily the cutie pie stamp fit perfectly inside each umbrella.

Spellbinders Labels 20, Sizzix Original Dies Scallop Combo #2
Paper: 3 Bugs in a Rug - April Showers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Worn Lipstick
Copic: R29

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Penny Black Stamps

Over at Clips-n-Cuts, Vicky has been featuring awesome stamps by Penny Black. Besides two great videos, she is also having a giveaway.
Three stamps for three lucky winners. I just love that transparent set and the mimi one - so cute!
It ends in just over 2 days - so hurry over and check out her wonderful cards, videos and the giveaway!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Merry Christmas

On Sunday night I made a card that I entered in Penny Black's World Card Making Day challenge. I used a sketch from PC's Card Ideas for the Paper Crafters. It's a wonderful magazine.

The paper is from Kaiser Craft December 25 6x6 paper pad. The sketch is such a great way to use up those extra strips of paper. The stamp is from Penny Black, and the sentiment is Kaiser Craft. The bow is made with Hero Arts Designer Twine. After making the bow, I sprayed a little water on the ends and wrapped them around the end of a paint brush. I added a bit of tape to hold it in place and then left it to dry.

The picture I took on Sunday night did not turn out very well at all. I was able to take a bit better picture today - with the sun shining! It is such a welcome change to the cold, rainy days that we had recently. :)