Thursday, June 28, 2012

Little Miss Muffet: Cadrian

There is a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet - the theme is Sparkle.  I used Cadrian which was released earlier in June.

The patterned papers are from BoBunny Alora, all 3 patterns are from this paper pad. 
I just love this image, her face is so pretty.  I added sparkle to her hair, dress and wings using a Spica Clear pen.  It is subtle but very sparkly at the right angle.  Sparkle is really hard to photograph.  

The layout was inspired by Monday Mojo 241 sketch.

Supplies -- 
Image: Little Miss Muffet Cadrian
Patterned Paper: BoBunny Alora
Cardstock: PTI Chartreuse, Bazzill Pansy
Ribbon: White
Tools: Sewing machine with white thread
Sparkle: Spica Clear pen
Copic Colors: YG03, YG11, YG23, BG10, BG53, BG57, R30, R32, R35, V93, V95, V99

This challenge runs for 2 weeks.  Use a LMM image and anything goes.  Next Thursday we have an inspiration post.

Dream Valley Challenges - Things with Wings
Try it Tuesday - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

RRD: Gratitude to God

This week, I have some more ideas to get more out of your punches, another layered flower and a banner.  I used Kaleidoscope Brites cardstock again this week.
I used the 1-1/4 and 1-3/4" Flower Punch
again this week.
 This time I cut the flowers into 6 petals.
 I gently formed the petals to give them some dimension.
I used a large glue dot and placed the larger petals 
on the glue dot, leaving gaps between the petals.
 Then added the second layer of smaller petals.
Then I added a button to the center of the flower.
To make the banner, I used a 1-3/4 square punch.  
I added a paper ruler to my punch to make sure
it is even and centered when I punch.
When the corners are at equal lengths on the ruler
the cut will be centered and even on either side.
 Here is the punched banner.
I added the sentiment "Gratitude to God" on vellum.  It has been a long time {many years} since I've used vellum.  The vellum RRD carries is absolutely perfect for stamping.  The sentiment came out perfect.  It is crisp and clear and sheerness of the vellum does not weigh down the piece.
 I added some Mia's Cottage ribbon and 
the flower to the banner.
  The finished page.

Supplies --

Scrapbook supplies are on sale all month - 20% off at Red Rubber Designs.

Cupcake Inspiration - Photo Inspiration
Crafting When We Can - Summer Fun
 Psalm 46:10 "Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."
Quirky Crafts Challenges - Handmade flowers and ribbon
Great Impressions - Dies Cuts or Punches

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Mabelle RO: Lilly on the 4th

Happy Monday!!

Today, I used the image Lilly by Mabelle RO.  This is a simple card using PTI cardstock Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening and White Cardstock.  I used a PTI embossing plate on the white cardstock to create some texture and added a sentiment RRD Contemporary Greetings.
Supplies -- 
Digi Image: MRO Lilly
Stamp: RRD Contemporary Greetings
Cardstock: PTI Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening, White
Tools: Corner Chomper, PTI Linen Embossing Plate
Copic Colors: R20, R22, R24, R29, B41, B45, B37, YG93, YG95, YG97, N1, N3, 0.

Outlawz Color Challenge - Red, White and Blue
Gingerloft - Red, White and Blue
Card Makin Mamas - Red, White and Blue
The Poodles Parlour - Red, White and Blue
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Little Miss Muffet: Bailey

Happy Thursday!

There is a new release at Little Miss Muffet today!  There are 6 digis from the Little Misses collection that are now available in real red rubber.  See what's new HERE.  Barbara added some great value pack collections, since the last release too.

I used Bailey today and the patterned paper is My Minds Eye "Gertie".  All 3 patterned papers are from this paper pad.  I used a few dies too.  The hills are a PTI die "In the Meadow" and the banner is from Die-namics "Mix and Match Banners".
Supplies -- 
Image: Little Miss Muffet Bailey
Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye "Gertie"
Cardstock: Bazzill Lizard
Dies: PTI "In the Meadow", Die-namics "Mix and Match Banners"
Tools: Sewing machine with white thread
Copic Colors: E00, E11, E13, E21, E33, E35, E37, R02, RV42, BG70, BG72, BG75, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YR21.

The images today are still available as a digi, but only for a limited time. The digi versions of these images will retire Wednesday, June 27th at midnight (US-CT).  Orders placed this weekend will be processed Tuesday, June 26th.  Because orders will be delayed, everyone will receive a random Sugar & Spice Doll digi FREE.  This special ends Monday, June 26th at midnight (US-CT).

We are also mid-challenge.  The theme is "Loads of Layers".  You don't need to use a LMM image to join our challenge, one entry only.  However if you do use a LMM image you can enter as many times as you wish and you don't have to follow the challenge theme.  Hope you will join us. 

Try it Tuesday - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Girls, Girls, Girls

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Red Rubber Designs: Be Happiness

Today, I have a some scrapbook embellishments to show using stamps and punches.  I saw this double punch technique with a scalloped punch on Pinterest and decided to try it with some flower punches.  It is a really clever technique to get more shapes out of one punch.  Gotta love that!
 I used the 2 six petal flower punches (1-1/4" and 1-3/4"
 I punched the 2 flowers.
 Then created a handle with some cardstock scraps,
 so I could hold the flower in the punch.
 Then, I rotated the flower so the petal would be divided 
in half and punched a second time.
 Now I have 2 twelve petal flowers.  
I punched a 5/8" hole in the the center of the smaller flower.
Then, layered the smaller flower on the larger with pop dots and added a button in the center.  {I think it looks a lot like a straw flower or daffodil}
Next to create the pocket, I used a coin envelope and cut the top so it was open.  I added some Kaleidoscope Brites cardstock to the pocket. 
 I added a finger grab for the card that slides in the pocket 
 The pull out card is 2-1/8 x 4" and I rounded the corners 
using the Corner Chomper.
I added the flower to the card with a pop dot 
and some Mia's Cottage ribbon to the pocket.
 Using Black Palette ink, I stamped 
a sentiment from "Be Happiness" on the card.
  Here is the finished page.
With the card out of the pocket.

Supplies -- 

Scrapbook supplies are on sale all month - 20% off at Red Rubber Designs.

Crafty Cardmakers - Anything but a card, tag, ATC
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes with sentiment
Stamp and Create - Bright and Bold
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Ribbon or bow 

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday Inspiration: Card Ministry

Looking for my Little Miss Muffet Lil' Kitty post?
You can find it HERE

Happy Monday!

I have some really simple card ideas today.  The card above is the card I made for the homebound ministry this month.  This is a photograph I took Saturday of my roses.  They are amazing this year.  It must have been the warm March because every inch of the vine is covered with what look like bouquets of roses.  They have never bloomed like this.

I printed the picture out on textured cardstock - Bazzill (canvas).  Love this technique - makes it look like a painting. 
I added a vellum die cut (Nestabilities Labels 4) with the verse from RRD "Give Praise to Him".  Then, I stitched around the perimeter.  The base card is Bazzill Raspberry Splash.
The next set of cards uses the same technique of printing photographs onto Bazzill (canvas) textured cardstock.  These are all pictures I took while up North in Three Lakes, WI at the end of May.  Some friends from church have a cabin there and we were extremely fortunate to be able to stay there for a few days.

I made this set of cards as a Thank You gift for our friends.  They loved them.  All the pictures are taken on their property.  I left them blank inside so they could use them for any occasion.   

They are all simply matted - really a quick cards. 

Hope you enjoyed today's post. 

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Little Miss Muffet: Patriotic Horse

Happy Thursday!

We have a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet today - Loads of Layers.  I used an image from the Snugly Giftables collection called Patriotic Horse.  I was waiting until a bit before July 4th to use this one, so this seemed like the perfect time.  This collection has lots of holiday images and is offered as a set for a reduced price.
The designer paper is Simple Stories "Summer Fresh"; it has a great color palette. The chevron pattern is part of one of the patterned papers in this paper pack.  {The majority of the patterns in the chevron are full sheets, so you could technically make this a patchwork pattern like this.}  I cut it out and layered it on red cardstock and then on the Navy base card.

My loads of layers is mostly in the image.  I printed the image twice and layered it to create some depth.  The flag in on the base layer.  It is blank so you can create your own flag.  I created an altered American flag.  I just drew it in with pencil first and then colored it in with Copic markers.  The star I cut out of the candle on the base image since I would be covering it.

The candles, cowboy hat and flag pole are on the next layer, although all pieced on the base image separately.  The third and last layer is the horse, which I popped.

So, I have 3 layers on the base card {not counting the ribbon and button - do they count?} and 3 more layers on the image. 

Supplies -- 
Image: Little Miss Muffet Patriotic Horse
Designer Paper: Simple Stories "Summer Fresh"
Cardstock:  PTI Pure Poppy, RRD Navy
Embellishments: Mays Arts Crinkle Ribbon, Button
Copic Colors: E30, E31, E35, E37, E47, B91, B95, B99, R00, R02, R24, R27, R29, YR21, YR23, YR24 

Divas by Design - Summer Theme
Freshly Brewed - Anything Goes
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspires - Buttons and Bows

Like always, LMM Challenges are open to everyone, you may enter once if you follow the theme OR use a LMM image and you don't have to follow the theme and can enter multiple times - more chances to WIN!

Next week we have new releases!

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

RRD: Give Praise To Him

Hi All,

Today, I have a scrapbook page to share.  I used the new release "Give Praise To Him" and the patterned cardstock Willoughby.

The pictures from our trip to Tennessee at the end of April.  Diane and Mom picked up up at the Nashville airport then we stopped at Cheekwood to see the botanical gardens, have lunch and then tour the art museum on the property.  

The mansion was the home of Leslie Cheek Sr. and Mabel Wood.  The Cheek family started Maxwell House Coffee.  Sadly, Mr Cheek died in 1935, 2 years after the family moved in.  In 1960, Cheekwood was opened to the pubic as a fine art center and botanical garden. 

These pictures were taken on the terrace off the second floor ballroom, somewhat a panoramic view of the private garden.  It was stunning.
The ribbon is from the Willoughby collection.  I used Burnt Umber Palette ink to stamp the tree on the Kraft die cut (Label 16).  The Cheekwood logo was from the tour brochure.

A couple more picture of lunch at Cheekwood - it was SO good...
 Fried Green Tomato Salad
 Chicken salad with sweet potato fries - Yum

Supplies --


It is Tutorial Tuesday at the Red Rubber Designs Blog.  I created a tutorial and a video for the Crop-a-dile II Big Bite.

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Little Miss Muffet: Lil Kitty

Happy Monday!

There is some Monday Inspiration over at Little Miss Muffet.  This is Lil Kitty by Pollycraft which was released last week.  Isn't she sweet?  She is one of the many images I colored on vacation the week of Memorial Day.  It was nice to have a little coloring time each morning.

The designer paper is My Minds Eye "Be Amazing" - love the color palette of this paper pack.  All 3 patterns are from Be Amazing.
Supplies --
Image: Lil Kitty by Polycraft available at LMM
Designer Papers: My Minds Eye Be Amazing
Cardstock: Bazzill Rain
Embellishments: Kaiser Rhinestones Orange
Tools: Die-namics Mix and Match Banner die, Sewing machine with white thread 
Copic Colors: E00, E11, E13, E21, R02, BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27, W1, W3, W5, W9

You still have a couple more days to join our current challenge - Rainbows, Clouds or Wings.  Hope you will join us!

Make it Monday - Anything Goes 
Great Impressions - Die or punch (banner die)
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Image no sentiment
1 John 3:18 — “Dear children, let's not merely say that we love each other, let us show the truth by our actions.”

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