Thursday, January 31, 2013

Celebrating Brads

January and February are big birthday/anniversary months among my family and friends, so Moxie Fab's Creative Card Challenges Week has been a great incentive to get those cards done early.  This card was a third entry into the Use Ten Different Embellishments challenge.  I used scraps to create the main design around the stamped sentiment (Stampin Up).


Then, I added some coordinating brads that I have had in my collection for quite awhile.  I made sure there were 10 different colors or patterns!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Forever Mini Card

This gift card was another created for the Moxie Fab Creative Card Challenges Week Itty Bitty Card challenge.  Very simple:  a sentiment diecut (Papertrey Ink), a piece of ribbon through a buckle embellishment, a punched glitter flower and a few vellum leaves layered over background-stamped cardstock.

3 X 3"

Friday, January 25, 2013

Stamped Birthday Tweet

Moxie Fab Creative Card Challenges Week includes a challenge to use a Handmade Stamp.  I found a little piece of packing foam and carved one end into a square frame and the other end into a matching small square.  Alternating dark and light blue inks, I stamped the pattern you see below.  My handmade stamped paper is layered over the yellow patterned paper. I printed the sentiment on my PC and punched it out with a Fiskars punch.


The birdcage is a Hampton Arts rubber cling stamp.  I trimmed the image, colored the bird, and added a piece of black floss.  The inside sentiment reads: Wishing you loads of fun and lots of "tweets" (to my friend TLD).


And here are two views of the little foam stamp I made.




Sunday, January 20, 2013

Embellished Valentine

With Valentine's Day coming up, here's another card for the Moxie Fab Creative Card Challenge: Use 10 or More Embellishments.  The white panel was stamped with a Maya Road clear stamp (Vintage Wallpaper), then embellished at each of the inner intersections with a tiny red bead.  The heart adhered with foam tape and the sentiment are Scrappy cat foam stamps (Antique Reflections).


Red cardstock for the base and chocolate polka dot cardstock from my stash.  A tiny bit of found polka dot ribbon.


Friday, January 18, 2013

Embellished Spring

The January thaw has put me in a Spring-y mood, so I walked around my local lake today and then made this Spring/Easter card for the Moxie Fab 75 Creative Card Challenges Week challenge to Use 10 Or More Embellishments. There are 9 plastic 3-D stickers plus one piece of ribbon over yellow textured cardstock.  The bottom edge was trimmed with a Martha Stewart edge punch.  I added a Fiskar's round punched panel to the top, and adhered the whole thing over the pink base.

No outside sentiment on this one.  Stickers are Stickeroni by hallmark.


Monday, January 14, 2013

Library Cat

Continuing on with another Moxie Fab World Creative Card Challenge:  I used a new Stampendous rubber cling stamp to make this Itty Bitty Card.  Very simple:  brown ink on white cardstock, matted over a bit of patterned vellum (on the left side of the image) over pale yellow cardstock.  

3 x 3"


A button, some raffia and a rub-on sentiment to finish it off.


Wednesday, January 09, 2013

A Little Background

To celebrate the debut of  the latest Papercrafts magazine, "75 Creative Card Challenges", Cath over at the Moxie Fab blog is holding several challenges straight from the pages. Make Your Own Background Paper is the first one I've tried and I have to say I was very happy with the result.


I stamped an Inkadinkado rubber cling stamp 4 times in two different shades of blue.  That gave a nice tile effect.  Then, I covered a metal embellishment with red embossing powder and when dry, sanded off the raised areas.  The sentiment is two stickers over handmade sheer paper.


The rubber cling stamps are my new faves.  They stamp like the best rubber stamps, but take up so much less space than mounted stamps.


And...Happy Anniversary AJ and RJ!

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Tuesdays Around Town - Sparrow Cafe

A new coffee shop opened on January 1st at Penn and 50th South.  It is Sparrow Cafe.  Although I am not a coffee drinker, I stopped in to sample a dessert or two and found this wonderful mural.  


I could definitely hang out here just to enjoy the artwork.  And the double chocolate cookie was delicious!


Saturday, January 05, 2013

Happy Collage Card

My first card of the new year is a collage card for the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger Sweet Dreams Challenge. 



I was inspired by the colors and patterns of the room to pull some scraps and die cuts together into a design.  The postage stamp, the lattice die cut (Papertrey Ink), the vellum flowers, the scalloped gingham heart and even the "happy" die cut (PTI) were already waiting in my "to use" pile.         


The design came together pretty quickly when I found the matching metal frame. I stamped the Hampton Arts birdcage and the round shape (Inkadinkaclings stamp) and layered everything over the raspberry cardstock base.