Saturday, October 17, 2009

Hootie Hoot Hello

Hello World! How are you?
I have been very busy with work and school lately so I apologize for not posting. I am going to try to post at least once a month from now on. Let's see how that works out : )

Anyhoo, I'm sharing a couple of birthday and hello cards I made recently whose main images are owls(my fav!).

Thanks for stopping by!

The top card was made for no one in particular. Just wanted to use this huge Hero Arts owl stamp and this pretty paper. I also wanted to try the Tim Holtz fragments. You will notice it on the top right hand side. It's the oval shape dangling from the brad. I glued a scrap piece of the designer paper behind it and there you have it. A lovely matching embellishment. I really loved using the fragments. It was so easy.

These two similar z-fold cards were made for 2 of my dearest friends whose birthday is the same week. These photos seem a little flat compared to the card in person. I used lots of pop dots to add dimension and to secure the z-folds closed.

The last one was made for my nephew's 13th birthday. His birthday and mine are exactly a week apart. I think it may have been a little too young for him but I couldn't help myself. I still think he's 5 yrs old.
He called me after receiving the card and said "Hey your getting good at this card stuff." Isn't he a cutie!!!!

I just love that little snail brad on the tree limb. It's a little hard to see in the photo but I used the happy birthday Cuttlebug embossing folder on the blue paper so it should read Happy Birthday 2 you....get it??? Awww come on... you get it. Well he got it and that's what counts... he he he.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hip Hop! Unity Color Challenge

It's Friday! Wait I think it needs more exclamation marks don't you? Let's try that again. It's Friday!!!!!!! There that's better don't you agree? Okay enough kidding around, let's get down to business.

Over at Splitcoaststampers, Unity hosts a challenge every Thursday for their Hip Hop (i.e. blog hop). This is my first time trying one. I have a ton of Unity stamps and love, love, love them. You can see the previous post for another card made with Unity stamps. The challenge was to use the colors, red, blue & green and here's what i came up with using their Bevy of Butterflies stamp set. By the way if you never visited the Splitcoaststampers site you really don't know what you're missing. It's a great resource for new techniques, ideas and anything stamping.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Mojo Monday Turns 100! Sketch 2

This week, the Mojo Monday blog is celebrating turning 100. They will post a different sketch each day and we get to play along : ) I chose the sketch from Day 2 and came up with these 2 cards.
Thanks for stopping by...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Form Fitting

I adore the "dress form" stamp from Unity Stamp Co. April 2009 kit of the month. The tape measure is another stamp of theirs from the Baby's Journey set. I think they really went well together for this seamstress inspired card.

Thanks for stopping by : )

Inside of card and close up of detail.

Stamps: Unity Stamp Co., Inkadinkadoo
Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Bazzil & SU
Other: Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, copper brad, fiber ribbon, embroidery thread, butterfly chipboard (Maya Road), button, Brillance ink, Marvy scallop and circle punch.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

This weeks Chirper Challenge was to choose a sketch from and use stars and buttons which are favorite embellishments of our fearless design team leader Jackie Solomon. I chose sketch #139 pictured here. My take is a navy card with bright orange, green and blue. I used my new stamp set from Unity called Stylin' Stars. I really loved this challenge. Thanks Jackie!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

An owl with glasses????

Yes! and she is adorable. Made this card for my friend a while ago who just loves animal prints hence the pink leopard print designer paper from DCWV. The stamp is from Pink Cat Studio's colored in with Prismacolor pencil and gamasol then a little bling with stickles and glossy accents. She's so funky and cute with her little vintage glasses don't you think???

Thanks for looking : ) Diana

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Buzzzzzz......Bee Cards!

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick card post using my new Sweet Bee stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms. So sweet and versatile. They are one of my favorite stamp companies. I made two Queen Bee birthday cards for some very lovely ladies.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies: Sizzix top note die, Prima flowers, lace, Stampin Up! ribbon, cardstock and ink, Stickles, Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies, Martha Stewart button punch, skittles, Sweet Bee stamp set by CHF, DCWV paper stack.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Father's Day Beer Mug card

I'm finally getting around to posting the Father's Day cards I sent out last week. That's right it only took me one week to post. That is quite an improvement. I'm very proud of myself : )

I made one card in spanish for my PaPa. I love how the UTEE made the mug look so frosty and cold. There's a close-up below.

Thanks for looking,

Supplies: SU cardstock, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Octagon Nestabilities, corner rounder punch, Mug: Word clip art, Ranger UTEE, liquid applique, dimensionals, brads, grommets and yarn

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Shaped Baby Buggy card

Just a quick post to add my first shaped card woo hoo! I have been wanting to make one for a while now. This card is for a baby shower and since the mother-to-be already knows the sex, I decided to go with a brown & blue color scheme. Can you guess what she's having.... LOL yes a boy!

Paper: DCWV Butterflies & Blossoms
Tools: Cricut machine and New arrival cartridge. SU scallop punch and circle punch.
Other: Rhinestones & ribbon

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Blog Awards

Thanks, Amy, for nominating my blog for this award! Amy is a member of the Chirper Challenge design team along with myself and a few other talented ladies. Amy is super creative so check out her blog for some inspiration.

I received this award quite a while ago I'm ashamed to say and just got around to posting my thanks.

The requirements to accepting the Honest Scrap Award are as follows.

A) I must thank the person who gave me the award and list their blog and link…
B) I must list 10 honest things about myself.
C) I must put a copy of the The Honest Scrap logo on my blog.
D) I must select at least 7 other worthy bloggers and list their links.

So without further ado, let's begin.

Thank You Bird Scrap aka Amy!!!! It's my first blog award and I don't know if you can tell but I'm super excited!!!! (count the exclamation marks if you don't believe me).

10 Honest things about myself:
1) I LUV coffee. I don't think I can go a day without it.

2) I love rainy days. Weird right? There's just something about a rainy day that makes me feel so warm inside and blessed.

3) I'm obsessed with buying scrapbooking supplies. It's a sickness.... for which I don't want a cure.

4) I enjoy living on my on right now. It's really peaceful and I can stay in my pj's all day : )

5) I adore my family, in particular my niece and nephews. They really bring joy to my life.

6) I love to cook but I'm not good at it. How's that for honesty!

7) I have dreams that I have not fulfilled but am optimistic that I will one day achieve them.

8) I hate my grays. Okay maybe hate is a strong word, let's go with "a deep dislike".

9) When I'm having a bad day I always think that there is someone else that is going through worse and it makes me feel guilty.

10) This is my favorite quote and I honestly feel like shouting it out sometimes:
~ I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be ... but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see ... ~

And now for the 7 worthy bloggers list. It's hard to just pick 7 when there are so many talented people but here goes:

Saturday, June 6, 2009

You're getting old Dawg!

I made this card for my brother's birthday. He is a marine and always calls other guys "dawg", "what's up dawg!" LOL.... I think it's a marine thing : ) so of course, as I was searching my stash for inspiration, I came across this set of dog stamps from Inkadinkadoo and a great sentiment popped into my head. The rest as they say is history!

Thanks for looking!

Papers: SU Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango and American Crafts
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo
Embelishments/Tools: Colored Staples, Nestabilities dies, Cuttlebug embossing folder, bronze embossing powder, stickles, brads, AC ribbon, glossy accents, Ranger distressed inks

Queen of the Castle: Mother's Day Cards

This is a late post of my Mother's Day cards this year. I really love the combination of pink and black lately and used the color scheme on these cards. The crown cards where for friends and family but I did make a different card for my mother as I know she loves flowers.

The inside sentiment for the crown card was:

Which includes but is not limited to: cleaning, laundry, shopping, errand running, babysitting, cooking, etc. etc...

Thanks for looking!

Crown Card Details:
Cricut: Indie Art, Story Book and Plantain Schoolbook
Paper: American Crafts cardstock, Making Memories - Sabrina papers
Embellishments: Stickles, rhinestones, ribbons, liquid pearls, scotch adhesive
Tools: Cuttlebug, ATG gun, Cricut, Fiskars cutter

Bird & Flowers Card Details:
Cricut: Storybook and Home Decor
Paper: American Crafts cardstock, DCWV - Spring Glitter Matstack
Embellishments: Stickles, AC ribbon, Prima flowers, MM brads, Glossy Accents, Sakura gelly roll pens, Ranger ditress ink - black soot
Tools: Cricut, ATG gun, Fiskars cutter

Sunday, May 31, 2009

China Dolls

I had my eye on these stamps for a long time. I resisted the urge to purchase them for a while because I just couldn't find a place that had reasonable shipping. Sooooo... I waited until I had a big enough order and I got a few Hero Arts stamps! Yeah buddy!! This set has to be my favorite. I made a few cards for some friends using some lovely SU cardstock and tab punch, nestabilities, stickles, glossy accents and assorted ribbons.
Enjoy and thanks for looking : )

Saturday, May 30, 2009

JuJu's Birthday Card

Hola Friends,

This is my nephew Julian's birthday card. I was so excited to use my new sewing machine on this project and I really like how it looks on the card. I used Maya Road chipboard trees which I painted with Adirondack dabbers, SU craft stock for the background and paper from DCWV Green Stack which I love, love, love. I love it so much in fact, I didn't want to use it. I just wanted to preserve it intact for all eternity LOL. Okay that's a bit much but you get my drift. There are certain papers that I just fall in love with and I don't dare use them. It's weird I know but not that uncommon. I have a few scrapping friends who feel the same way : )

Enjoy and thanks for looking!

Below are pictures of the inside and a close up of the sewing/stitching used.



I have been very busy these last few months and I apologize for not having posted anything recently. I will make up for that by posting more often during the summer (I hope...). Now that the apology is out of the way and you have graciously accepted it, lets move on to something fun.

A friend of mine (Hi Salima!) organized a little cardlings swap. What are cardlings also called scraplings you ask? Well I'll tell you. They are little itty bitty cards made from the scraps that are left over when you make an A2 sized card from an 8 1/2 X 11 piece of cardstock. I have also heard the term scraplings used for this. They can be used as bookmarks or little gift cards. Of course you would have to make your own customized envelope.
This was a fun project and a little challenging to work on such a small scale. I did a nature theme for mine which included (drumroll please........) owls! These are 4.25" by 1.5" when folded. There is a great gallery of scraplings on you can check out.