Sunday, September 30, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

I know right, already working on Thanksgiving?! It's a bit crazy but I love fall and even though we will are heading into a heat wave this week (my little coastal town is going to be in the 90's, gasp!) I couldn't help myself especially when given such a gorgeous palette and inspiration photo over at The Play Date Cafe.



 I used cardstock from a discontinued collection by Stampin' Up. I roughed up the edges of the leafy paper with the edge of my scissors (cool trick but I'm sure my scissors hate it lol). The tree stamp is from Inkadinkadoo and the sentiment from Stampin' Up.

Here is the inspiration photo:



Isn't it beautiful? I love the colors of fall though I don't see it often here in California, one day I'll make it back East and jump in a pile of leaves!

This is being added to the wonderful entries at The Play Date Cafe Challenge #151 and the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.

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Paper: Stampin' Up, Recollections Cardstock
Stamps: Stampin' Up, Inkadinkadoo
Ink: Studio G
Embellishments: Recollections Brown Pearls & Offray Green Organza Ribbon
Adhesive: Scotch ATG



Friday, September 28, 2012

Jar of Tiny Hearts


Here is the last card in my set of mason jar notecards.  You can view the other cards by clicking here and scrolling down. This last sweet mason jar is also from the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan paper collection.


Sweet little hearts are captured in this cute mini mason jar so I based my design around this. The yellow polka dot and green grid paper are all from the Neapolition collection. I popped up the jar with some foam tape and added natural twine and buttons as well as some stamped and fussy cut hearts.

To give the card a bit of vintage-shabby chic look I faux stitched the edges of the card. The sentiment, again, is from the Baby Basics set from Market Street Stamps-seriously great font!


Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment, it really means a lot.

Have an amazing weekend!

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Paper: Dear Lizzy Neapolitan, Recollections Cardstock, DCWV Tres Chic
Stamp: Market Street Stamps Baby Basics
Ink: Studio G
Embellishments: May Arts Natural Twine, Recollections Buttons
Adhesive: Glue Arts Foam Adhesive, Scotch ATG


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Jar of Stars

Here is the third card in my set of mason jar notecards.  You can veiw the first one here and the second one here or just scroll down. This sweet mason jar is also from the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan paper collection.


This third mason jar I used had stars in it. I popped it up on a yellow flower then added a few buttons to surround it. The green grid and light grey chevron pattern paper is also from the Neapolitan collection. 

To give the card a bit of country chic look I faux-stitched the edges of the card and tag with brown ink. I also used natural twine and made a bow, then added some fussy cut stars to finish. The sentiment and stars are from the Baby Basics set from Market Street Stamps-seriously great set!

I am linking this up with the Moxie Fab World Jars of Joy Challenge...there's plenty of time to play along! I'll have one more card to show you...hope you like it.

Paper: Dear Lizzy Neapolitan, Recollections Cardstock, DCWV Tres Chic
Stamp: Market Street Stamps Baby Basics
Ink: Studio G
Embellishments: Recollections Rhinestones & Buttons, May Arts Natural Jute Twine
Adhesive: Glue Arts Foam Adhesive, Scotch ATG

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Jar of Flowers

Here is the second card in my set of mason jar notecards, you can see the first card here. This sweet mason jar is from the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan paper collection.
This second mason jar I used had flowers in it so I just accented the centers with small rhinestones and then popped it up with some foam tape on a small pink tag. The light grey chevron pattern paper is also from the Neapolitan collection. 


To give the card a bit of vintage-shabby chic look I inked the edges of the card and tag with brown ink. I also used olive green organza ribbon and made a bow, then added some punched butterflies to finish. A sweet clean and simple thank you.  The sentiment, again, is from the Baby Basics set from Market Street Stamps-seriously great font!

I am linking this up with the Moxie Fab World Jars of Joy Challenge...there's plenty of time to play along! I'll have 2 more cards to show you too...can't wait.

I also used The Crafts Meow September Sketch to create this card. Here it is:


Lastly I am adding this to The Blog Named Hero -Tag You're it Challenge.

Paper: Dear Lizzy Neapolitan, Recollections Cardstock, DCWV Tres Chic
Stamp: Market Street Stamps Baby Basics
Ink: Studio G
Embellishments: Recollections Rhinestones, Martha Stewart Three Butterfly Punch,
Organza Ribbon from my stash
Adhesive: Glue Arts Foam Adhesive, Scotch ATG


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Jar of Hearts

Mason jars are all the rage right now and it's only a matter of time before I break down and buy a set of mason jar stamps, but until then I have been playing with the adorable mason jars from the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan paper collection.

I am making a set of thank you note cards with these jars, which I cut out individually from the 6x6 pad. This first mason jar I used had a heart on it, so I added  a glittery pink heart brad over that heart to give it some flair and the popped up with some foam tape. The rose pattern paper is also from the Neapolitan collection. 


I also used a little scrap of lace doily, some pink buttons, olive green organza ribbon and tied a twine jute bow. Finished it off with three pearls in the corner and done. Looks a little shabby chic don't you think? The sentiment is from Baby Basics set from Market Street Stamps-seriously great font!

I am linking this up with the Moxie Fab World Jars of Joy Challenge...there's plenty of time to play along! I'll have 3 more cards to show you too...can't wait.

Paper: Dear Lizzy Neapolitan, Recollections , DCWV Tres Chic
Stamp: Market Street Stamps Baby Basics
Ink: Studio G
Embellishments: Wilton Doily, Recollections Heart Brad, Pearls and Buttons, May Arts Jute Twine
Adhesive: Glue Arts Foam Adhesive, Scotch ATG

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Market Street Stamps Block Party

Happy Saturday! Hope your enjoying your weekend. Here's a quick post and card for the Market Street Stamps Block Party.



This sweet bear is from the Baby Basics set. I stamped him on Kraft cardstock and then pieced the white patches from white cardstock. The congratulations and stars are all from the same collection as well...it's super cute!

Sorry for the dark picture....was expermenting with taking pictures at night in my homemade light box can't say it turned out well haha. Have an amazing rest of your weekend!

Paper: Dear Lizzy Neopaltion, Recollections Cardstock
Stamp & Ink: Market Street Stamps & Studio G
Twine: The Twinery
Adhesive: Scotch ATG

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Relax, Enjoy...

Summer is coming to an end and I can already feel the air getting cooler...on some days. LOL it's still nice and warm here in CA!

Have you seen the Coconut Cove stamp set from Taylored Expressions? It's got just the right feel for this California girl and here is a little lovely I made with it...


The blue striped cardstock is super old and I really have no clue where it's from, sorry. I hand tore the white cardstock and I used Tim Holtz's Distress Markers to color everything in. Four silver-brass pearls add the finishing touches.

I love the look and feel of this card! I am linking this up with the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Put a Stamp on It.

Everyone should just relax and enjoy...have a wonderful Sunday!

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, Striped Cardstock from stash
Stamp & Inks: Taylored Expressions, Tim Holtz Distress Markers, Studio G
Pearls: Recollections
Adhesive: Scotch ATG

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Time for Tea

Hope you are having an amazing weekend! Thank you for stopping by my little blog to see this sweet creation, I am playing along with the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger. It's really darling and I loved the colors and patterns the little pin cushion has so that is what inspired my card.

I started with a rich chocolate base and then cut 1 inch strips of patterned paper from the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan collection (uber adorable!). The bottom is a strip of paper lace courtesy of the Martha Stewart doily lace punch.


The die cut frame is from Cricut's Sweethearts cartridge (my go-to frame by the way). I paper pieced the teacup stamp by stamping it once on the white cardstock and then stamping it again on my patterned cardstock. Fussy cut the cut part and voila - pretty patterned paper china cup.


Here is the inspiration photo...



Paper: Recollections Cardstock, Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Collection
Stamp & Ink: Inkadinkado, TPC Studio & Studio G
Punches: Martha Stewart Doily Lace & Three Butterflies
Cricut: Sweethearts
Ribbon & Rhinestones: from stash & Recollections
Adhesive: Scotch ATG


Friday, September 7, 2012

She is Art

Happy September or STAMPtember if you are following the Simon Says Stamp Blog. I wish I could say I've been super busy stamping, crafting and creating, but I haven't. LOL. Ive actually been catching up on some summer reading, some (very little) fall housecleaning and hanging out with my sweet Sophie.

I did however, create this altered journal/notebook using Pink Paislee's She Art collection. Have you seen it? It's FAB-ulous! Its girly yet grungy, beautiful and messy, classy artsy with a little subway twist.


I started with a regular composition notebook and started layering cardstock. The collection has some really cool dress pattern paper-really slick and crinkly. It's hidden in there for some texture. This faceless girl was cut from the back of one of the packages. I simply love her! The "be you" was stamped from a Tuesday Technique set and I think it fits this perfectly.


I hand tore one of the layers and fussy cut the roses.The top right hand corner has a grid rub-on and I used black ink and smudge it everywhere to give it more of a grunge feel. A few pearls and rhinestones add the classy finishing touches.


I have to say I'm rather proud of this little notebook. It's not a style I lean towards, but it was so freeing and fun to create. It is something I look forward to exploring and creating more of!


 Paper: Pink Paislee She Art Collection
Notebook: Composition Notebook from Staples
Stamp & Ink: Tuesday Technique & Studio G
Rhinestones and Pearls: Recollections
Adhesive: Scotch ATG