Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Perfect Sentiments Challenge 16: Missing A Button

Welcome back scrappers & crafters. It's Wednesday so you know what that means...it's time again for another fab challenge with The Perfect Sentiment Challenge Blog.

This week the theme is to create a card with a "missing you" sentiment (visible on the front of the card) and the twist is to use a button or buttons on your creation.

Here is my take on this weeks challenge...
Now for me this is a pretty simple and clean card. Normally I like to really add layers/embellis etc but I wanted the sentiment of "missing you" to really stand out.
I thought it would be fun to use this crossword paper from the Kaiser Craft Black & White Timeless collection and hand write my sentiment. 
For a little accent I used some checked B&W ribbon on the bottom of the card. Here's a closer look at the buttons I used.....
These buttons are from my scrappy stash...just some randoms I've picked up along the way. I think the white one is kinda funky : )
To carry the look from the front to the inside I used more of the B&W ribbon and Charcoal twine from The Twinery. Here's a closer look...
And one last look at my card for this challenge....

Now for some amazing inspiration from my fellow DT members....


We don't have a sponsor for this week...this challenge is just for fun. Don't forget we will still have the Perfect 3 which comes with a badge you can proudly display on your blog. Check out all the details surrounding this weeks challenge over at the Perfect Sentiment Challenge Blog.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for another scrappy post. 

Happy Scrappin!!

Recipe used:
Black card stock
Kaiser Craft-Black & White Timeless collection
Buttons-scrappy stash
Tim Holtz staple
The Twinery-Charcoal twine
Dashs Dots Checks Ribbon
Colorbox Chalk Ink-Blackbird 


Custom Purple Name Board

Happy Tuesday & welcome back to another scrappy post : )

Today I will be showing you a name board a co-worker ordered from me, well this is actually one of three but this is the one I have done so far. I will show you the others once they are done.

As you can tell from the board, her name is Lori. She wanted her board to be in purples & browns so I went through the papers I had and found some that I really liked in one of my many DCWV paper stacks, this one happens to be from the Latte Stack (which I LOVE since it's mostly purple..my fave).

I covered the "naked" chipboard letters in coordinating papers & cut them out with my craft knife...these letters are a bit thinner than I normally use so it was quite the challenge this time around.
To make the chipboard letters pop off the panels a bit...I added some ribbon & trim to some of them. Here's a closer shot of the O....
I don't remember where I bought this fluffy purple trim but I love it...I'm almost out so I have been sort of hoarding it...lol.
I really like how this panel turned out...I simply sanded/distressed the card stock and it instantly gave it this aged look which I really like. The small purple flowers & brad are from my wedding. I made a couple hundred small favor boxes and had these flowers on the top with some sheer purple ribbon....which is what I used to join the boards together.
I really like this paper...it's so funky and can be used with so many color combos. I inked the edges of the "I" a bit so it would pop off this busy background.

Here's the backside of the name board....
I like to make the backside look nice too so it looks good from all angles. The board I have on my desk that I made about 4+ years ago has more bling and embellis on the backside. You can dress these up as much or as little as you want. For me it just depends on who is ordering the board and what they ask for.

I've made quite a few of these for co-workers, friends and for some people I have met through my ScrappinAbby business. They aren't that hard to do and can be a great way to use up some of the smaller scraps of paper you have leftover from other projects. You can purchase these chipboard panels but I have different sources for these and I cut them down to the size I want and punch my own holes so I can customize these.

I am in the process of making some tutorial videos and making a name board is one of the projects on that list in case any of you are interested in learning how to create one of these yourself. You don't have to even make it a person's name...I had some orders during the holidays to make ones that say Peace, Love and Noel which I posted about here. The possibilities are endless for this type of project...just let the creative juices flow : )

Thanks for stopping by my blog today & checking out another scrappy post...be sure to come back tomorrow as we are having another weekly challenge at The Perfect Sentiment.

Happy Scrappin!!

*I will edit this post later today and add my supply list...I don't have it with me right now*

Monday, January 30, 2012

Made Especially For You...Sketch Challenge!!

Well hello there my fellow scrappers & crafters : ) Welcome back for another weekly challenge from the Made Especially For You Challenge Blog.

The sketch for this weeks challenge was designed by one of our very own DT members...Beckie. Be sure to check out her blog here.

I will get to her sketch in just a moment but first let me show you my take on this weeks challenge......
And here's the sketch from Beckie...

You probably recognize the paper I am using..it's the Be Mine stack from DCWV. I have just been so inspired by this stack that I keep making more scrappy items from it. The Postale paper on the shipping tag is from the TH Shabby Vintage stack. I put some dimensional adhesive dots on the birds after I fussy cut them. 
Here's a closer look at that...
I fussy cut the hearts and added some stickles to one and some glossy accents to the other. Here's a closer look at that detailing...
I love the distress shabby feel of this card!

And now for the inside...
I thought it would be fun to use a shipping tag as the journaling spot for the inside of this card. And here's one last look....
I am a lover of purple but I am really loving all this pink I am finding in the Be Mine stack...definitely a favorite right now!!

Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is K'n K Designs. They are offering up a great prize for this winner of this weeks challenge...3 digi stamp sets of the winners choice. Be sure to stop by Katlyn's blog and check out all the digis she has available. 

Don't forget to head over to the Made Especially For You Challenge Blog for all of the details surrounding this weeks challenge and to take a look at all the amazing inspiration cards for this challenge from my fellow DT members. 

Be sure to come back tomorrow for another scrappy post...I am going to show you another name board I made for a co-worker. 

Happy Scrappin!!!

Recipe used:
Kraft cardstock
DCWV-Be Mine stack
Tim Holtz-Vintage Shabby stack
Avery shipping tag-purchased at Staples
The Twinery-Blossom twine
Home Sweet Home-wired ombre ribbon
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Spun Sugar
Tim Holtz Staple
Coredinations Canvas Texture-Lipstick
Colorbox Cat Eye chalk-Rouge
Really Reasonable Ribbon-Valentines Mix (white ribbon)
Small pink flowers-scrappy stash
Glossy Accents
Stickles-Crystal Ice

Sunday, January 29, 2012

DCWV January Stack-a-holic Template Challenge!!!

Hi Friends...welcome back to another scrappy post...this is gonna be a good one as it's all about a LO I did for the January Stack-a-holic template challenge over at Erin's DCWV Diary blog..you can read all about it here.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the DCWV paper stacks & had so much fun creating this LO. I am still scrappin up my wedding photos from 2 1/2 years ago..we seriously had a TON of photos taken due to have 2 photographers so this has been a work in progress since 2009 & I love it. 

Even though my wedding colors were purple..the Be Mine stack was just perfect for a LO of my wedding photos. The colors from the pages I used go so well with the photos I picked out. So without further ado...here's my LO I've called "Happily Ever After".....
I am seriously thrilled with how this turned out. The sketch shows 3 photos & I just happened to have these printed off and ready to go on a page.  
This paper is just gorgeous..the detail in the letters..textures & rich colors is just FAB! The blue felt trim at the top is from the Vintage Street Market Crate Paper Trims Neighborhood Collection (I cut the trim in half).
I fussy cut the Happily Ever After & added some pop dots for some dimension. I also didn't want to cover up the adorable cherubs in the background.
For the swag portion of the sketch I decided to fussy cut some more sentiments from the stack. I added some white eyelets and tied the sentiments using some Blossom twine from The Twinery to the soft pink wired ombre ribbon...Perfect!!
This next part was really fun as I was able to "play" with some of my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. The fabric scalloped trim comes plain..like muslin. I spritzed it with some Rose Glimmer Mist...let it dry and then spritzed it with some Glimmer Mist in Meadow Green. I was really thrilled that it turned out matching the DCWV paper so well...almost like I bought them together. I stapled the scallops to create a gathered feel. The flowers are cut from some ribbon I bought at a local craft store..I added some purple 1/2 pearls to make them pop off the page a bit. Here's a closer pic of the scalloped trim...
And one last look at my Happily Every After LO using the DCWV Be Mine stack & Metallic Stack....

Even though my wedding colors were purple...I found from this challenge that I don't always need to reach for mostly purple papers. I will most definitely be using more of the Be Mine stack in my wedding album. I think I will be putting this LO in a frame...I just love it (and I don't mean this in a tooting my own horn kinda way-I say this in the sense that the papers from DCWV are just so gorgeous and makes all of my projects turn out great!!! 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and letting me share another scrappy creation with you that not only showcases the DCWV paper stacks but also gives you a glimpse into of of the most AMAZING days of my life (second only to the birth of my children). 

*Update-Erin at DCWV has just posted her video from CHA on her blog..you can check it out here. Trust me you don't want to miss this...they have a scrapbook tree~insert high pitched schoolgirl giggle here~

Be sure to come back tomorrow for another scrappy post & weekly challenge from Made Especially For You challenge blog. 

Happy Scrappin!!

Recipe for this LO:
DCWV Be Mine stack & The Metallic Stack-Nightlife
Coredinations Canvas Texture-Sandtrap
The Twinery-Blossom
Vintage Street Market-Crate Paper Trims-Neighborhood Collection
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Spun Sugar
Pen used for journaling-Stampin Up-Chocolate Chip
Fab Scraps-1/2 pearls in purple
Tim Holtz Staples
White eyelets-from my scrappy stash
Mistable Trim-from my scrappy stash
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist-Rose & Meadow Green

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Perfect Sentiments Challenge 15: Friendship Sentiment and A Sketch!!!

Welcome back my scrappy friends for yup...you guessed it another awesome weekly challenge from The Perfect Sentiment.

The challenge for this week is to create a card with a friendship sentiment and the twist is to use the sketch...which I will show you in just a moment. First let me show you my take on this weeks challenge....

This was such a fun card to create...I haven't made a circle card in quite some time so it was great to create with this shape again. I cut the circle shape from some Kraft card stock with my Cricut George and Basic Shapes cartridge. 

Instead of having a fold line or use ribbon to hold the card together...I decided to try a new closure for this card. I used a hinge (I picked up a baggie of these at a yard sale this summer) and ran some vintage pink twine to hold it all together. The sentiment is from a sheet of vintage tags I picked up awhile back...was happy to finally use one : )
I fussy cut some butterflies from the Kaiser Craft Bonjour collection. I used some Bubblegum Stickles & Glossy Accents on the two smaller butterflies just to jazz them up a bit. 
Here's a closer shot.....
This is some more GORGEOUS paper from the Bonjour collection. It's hard to tell in this picture but the flowers in this fab gold foil print...love it!!! The pink trim is from the Neighborhood Collection from Vintage Street Market...it wrapped perfectly around the card.   
I cut another circle but used white Bazzill...fussy cut some flowers and used some foam adhesive to make them pop off the page a bit...here's a closer pic...

Love me some dimensional adhesives : )

Just another view of the fussy cut flowers...just cuz I think they look pretty cool :)

And one last shot of my circle Friendship card...

Now for the sketch you need to use for this weeks challenge....

Get ready for some amazing inspiration from my fellow DT members.....

Joan aka Sassy 

Guest DT Members........

And our fab sponsor for this week.......Pattie's Creations
Patty is offering up one free digi for the winner of this challenge. Be sure to check out her webpage and tell her the Perfect Sentiment sent you : )

Now that you are inspire from the DT members...head into your creative space and get to scrappin up your card for this weeks challenge. Don't forget to stop by the Perfect Sentiment Challenge Blog for all of the details surrounding the challenge. 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back for another scrappy post. 

Happy Scrappin : )

Products used:
Kraft card stock
Kaiser Craft Bonjour Collection (love this)
Sentiment-HeartWarming Vintage Cuts "Friends & Flowers"
Metal hinge-picked up from a yard sale
Pink trim-Vintage Street Market Neighborhood Collection
Satin trim-estate sale
Bazzill-pink and white
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Spun Sugar


Monday, January 23, 2012

Made Especially For You...Occasion Week Challenge!

Welcome back fellow scrappers & crafters...it's Monday so you know what that means right??? Another challenge over at The Made Especially For You Challenge Blog.

This week the challenge is Occasion Week and you need to create a card "especially for a friend". Now this doesn't have to be for anyone specific...just create a friendship card. 

Here is my take on this weeks challenge....
This was such a fun card to create. I was able to use some vintage items on this along with some new goodies I had. 
I purchased this sheet of vintage images with friendship sentiments and hadn't used it yet so this challenge was the perfect time to cut into this sheet. The bead trim is from Vintage Street Market and the vintage office paper clip is from my stash of vintage trinkets I've picked up along the way. 
I picked up the metal flower from a crop I went to last October..love it!!! The small blue flower in the center was just the perfect touch to soften it up a bit. 
The white/gold trim wrapped around the bottom of the card is from Vintage Street Market & the soft blue ribbon is from an estate sale goody bag. I inked up a small pink flower to age it a bit to compliment the pink in the vintage sentiment. I used some TH Antique Stain Distress Ink along the edges of the card stock & patterned paper for an aged look to with the Victorian vintage feel I was going for. 
Instead of wrapping the white/gold trim around the card stock on the front of the card...I wrapped it completely around the card itself so it would be seen from the inside and sort of pull the look from the front to the inside.
I did something a little different this time for the matting on the card stock...I put a strip on the left hand side..clearly not earth shattering by any means but just something I haven't done before.

And here's one more look at Friendship card...

The sponsor we have for this weeks challenge is Designs On Cloud 9. They are offering up a fantastic prize for the winner for the challenge...a $20 voucher to their online store...that is a fab prize for sure. Don't forget to stop by the Made Especially For You Challenge Blog for all of the details surrounding the challenge AND to see some more Friendship cards by my fellow DT members. 

Be sure to come back for another scrappy post...I will be doing a post on a LO I made using some more of the Be Mine Stack from DCWV. 

Happy Scrappin!!

Products used:
Core-dinations Canvas Texture card stock-Sandtrap
Heartwarming Vintage Cuts-Friends and Flowers
Kaiser Craft-Bonjour paper pad
Vintage Street Market-white/gold trim, bead trim
Vintage paper clip-estate sale 
Metal flower-scrapbook store (was loose in a jar)
Pink flower-floral dept at a craft store
Prima-small blue flower
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Antique Linen & Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Idea-ology staple