Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Perfect Sentiments Challenge 21: Round Robin

Wow..this is going to be a fun post today. Welcome back for another scrappy post and another weekly challenge with The Perfect Sentiment. 

Sami one of our AMAZING leaders with the PSDT came up with this fantastic idea to do a round robin challenge for this week. Each of us on the DT was tasked to provide a variety of die cut images in various papers/styles etc & mail them to our assigned person. My die cuts were sent by Sarah at My Little Somethings I was really excited to see what cuts she would send me..I love Sarah's design style and knew I wouldn't be disappointed with her selection. 

I chose to use 3 different dies from the HUGE variety she sent many choices to choose from but here is what I came up with for this weeks challenge..
I chose to use the Sizzix Tags and Decorative Accent with Flowers & Leaves and the Spellbinders Butterflies die cuts. 
For the Tag die I inked the edges with some Tim Holtz Dusty Concord distress ink..wrapped some Pink Sorbet twine from The Twinery..added a couple of Tim Holtz stapes and used some foam adhesives to make it pop from the page.
Now this part was really fun. I used some Flower Soft in Lavender for the center of the flowers. I will do a tutorial on using this really cool product a little later on..keep an eye out for that post :) 
I used some Crystal Ice Stickles for the butterfly & the flowers. Wrapped some yummy wrinkled ribbon from May Arts to finish off the look of the card. I love this ribbon!!

And now for the inside...

One last look...

Now for some more inspiration from my fellow DT Members....

The Perfect Sentiments Team is the sponsor for this weeks challenge and this is the prize up for grabs for the winner of this challenge...
Now who couldn't use an Amazon gift card??? I know I sure could : )

Please remember when entering a card into our weekly challenge...the sentiment MUST be on the front of the card. You can check out all of the details surrounding this challenge here at the Perfect Sentiment Challenge Blog. I thought this was a super fun challenge and it will be fun to see what my fellow DT members create with the dies they were sent. We are just as excited to see what all of you come up with as well. So now that you have been inspired...head to your creative space and start working on your card : )

Be sure to come back for another scrappy post.

Happy Scrappin!!!

Products used:
DCWV-Neutral Stack
Floral paper-scrappy stash
White cardstock
Fiskars Floral Flair Stamps
Sizzix Dies-Tags & Decorative Accent with Flowers and Leaves
Flower Soft-Lavender
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Dusty Concord
Tim Holtz Staples
The Twinery-Pink Sorbet
May Arts-Wrinkled Ribbon-purple
Stickles-Crystal Ice
Colorbox Cat Eye Chalks-Warm Green & Rouge

Monday, February 27, 2012

Made Especially For You...Stitch It!!!

*To see the Graphic 45 Design Team 2012 Audition HERE

Welcome back for another weekly challenge with Made Especially For You. This week the challenge is to create a card using some form of stitching...this can be faux stitching or the real thing. 

Here's my take on this weeks challenge....
I chose to create a birthday card with a masculine feel to it this time around. I have 4 brother-in-laws & one brother so it's nice to have "man" cards handy : )

I used a tag with some faux stitching...added it to Kraft tag that I tea stained & inked with some Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then added my stamped sentiment & added some trim to top it off. 
The butterfly image was stamped using the same Walnut Stain DI...yes guys like butterflies too : )
Wrapped some soft checked tan ribbon around the bottom and voila!!

And one last look...

Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is The Cutting Cafe
The winner of this weeks challenge will receive 3 images of their choice...pretty cool prize huh?

Be sure to head over to the Made Especially For You Challenge Blog for all of the details surrounding this weeks challenge. You will also see more inspiration from my fellow DT members. Be sure to visit their blogs and give them some love..everybody likes a compliment right? 

Be sure to come back for another scrappy post.

Happy Scrappin : )

Products used:
Coredinations Canvas Texture CS-Frappaccino
DCWV Tattered Time Stack
Kraft Tag
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Walnut Stain
Ribbon & trim-from scrappy stash
Faux stitched tag-from scrappy stash
Butterfly image-Studio 112 Clear Stamps

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Graphic 45 Design Team 2012 Audition

Hey everybody...welcome back for another scrappy post. Today's post is a BIG deal to me and pretty important as it's my audition post for the Graphic 45 2012 Design Team call..whoop whoop!!

I have been a long time fan of G45 and I am really excited to share my projects with you today. Some are projects you have seen me post about before and a few are ones I just designed for this DT call. So grab yourself a cup or coffee...or in my case a Diet Dr. Pepper : ) sit back and take a look at my creations...

Although there are only 6 projects in this photo...I will be showing you a total of 7 today. 

First up is one of my favorite mini's I have ever made...Ladies & Gentlemen I present to you the Le Cirque Mini Album...

Project No.2....Tropical Travelogue Birdcage Mini...

Project No.3...Seaside Holidays card...Tropical Travelogue...

Project No.4...Tropical Travelogue paper flowers...
*All of the flowers (except for the burlap ones) were hand machine or die cuts on these : )

Project No.5...A Proper Gentleman Box & Mini Album..(my hubby's fave)

Project No.6...Tropical Travelogue Layout...
Project No.7...Tropical Travelogue Just Because Card....

Phew..that was a long string of pictures : ) 

I want to thank Graphic 45 for taking the time to review my projects for their 2012 Design Team call and all of my faithful followers for sticking with me during this long but very exciting post that I worked really hard on. I also want to thank my hubby for being so patient & taking all of the pictures for me : )

Wish me luck..keep your fingers & toes crossed that Graphic 45 is interested in seeing more from ScrappinAbby : )

Be sure to come back tomorrow for another scrappy post..Happy Scrappin!!!