Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ippity Wednesday - Christmas Greetings

Hi there! Happy Wednesday! It's time to share my latest Ippity creation with you.

I made this card using the new Gingham Christmas Greetings set. This is such a beautiful, old-fashioned type set. I can't wait to use the music image in the set.

I kept this card pretty clean and simple. I just stamped the tree image in Memento Rich Cocoa and popped it up on my card with some foam tape.

I added some lace, ribbon, and twine to finish my card off. The patterned paper is some older paper from Stampin' Up.

Be sure you hop over to the I Heart Ippity blog to see the other beautiful cards! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!! :)

Supplies:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up
Stamps: Gingham Christmas Greetings by Ippity
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Embellishments: brad (Stampin' Up), twine, ribbon (Stampin' Up), lace
Tools: Classic Square Nestabilities, Scallop Square Nestabilities 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Happy Fall Y'all!

Hi there! Now that I have my own home to decorate for the holidays, I've been eagerly searching for a fall wreath for the front door. I couldn't find anything I liked, and if I did find something that I kind of liked, it was very expensive! So, I decided to make my own wreath! I love the deco mesh wreaths, and I was able to purchase everything to make my wreath at Hobby Lobby for 50 percent off! Now, I'm not very good at things like this, but I think it turned out pretty good for my first time. I can't wait to make one for Christmas. Here is my fall wreath for our front door! :)


I don't have a tutorial, but the wreath form is just a simple grapevine wreath. I looped the orange deco mesh around the wreath and secured it to the wreath with floral wire. The floral stem was all one piece and I just hot-glued it to my finished wreath. That's great because I never would have been able to figure out how to put all that together in a pretty way. Some of my wire was showing, so I went around the wreath with the brown ribbon to hide the wire, and I really like the touch that gave my wreath. My Mama made the bow at the bottom for me because I have no idea how to make bows like that. I probably need to learn!  

I've seen deco  mesh wreaths sell for anywhere from $50 to $100, and I purchased everything to make my wreath for around $25, and I made it in less than 30 minutes! If I can do it, you can, too! :)

Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Christmas Card Challenge #43

Good morning! Happy Sunday to you! Here is my card for this week's Christmas Card Challenge #43.

The challenge is to use handmade flowers on your card. I have several different sizes of the rolled rose dies by My Favorite Things, and I don't use them nearly enough. I don't know why because I just love how my felt flower looks on this card!

I used the newly released Gingham Christmas Greetings Ippity set. This card layout is from an older Mojo Monday sketch. I loved it so much, so I saved it to use on future cards, and I thought it would make a nice Christmas card. The patterned papers are from the Echo Park Merry Christmas line. I did lots of sewing and embossing on this card and finished it off with a ribbon treatment, some pearls, and my felt flower. Because I used ribbon and twine on my card, I am entering this into the challenge at the Unity blog - to use ribbon and/or twine!

Be sure you hop over to the challenge blog see the rest of inspiration from the design team! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Supplies:
Cardstock: Kraft, brown (Bazzill), Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Merry Christmas
Stamps: Gingham Christmas Greetings by Ippity
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Embellishments: pearls (Kaisercraft), ribbon (Papertrey Ink), twine, button, brown felt
Tools: sewing machine, Classic Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder,  The Paper Studio Intricate Swirls embossing folder, MFT Jumbo Scallop border die, MFT Mini Rolled Rose die 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

{Ippity} The Lord is My Strength!

Hi there! It's Wednesday, so that means I have an Ippity card with you! I'm pretty late posting it, but it's not quite midnight yet, so better late than never, right? :)

I used the Devoted set by Ippity. I just love using Bible verses on cards because they fit so many different occasions. I made this card with a heavy heart because I am actually using it as a sympathy card for a dear family who lost their loved one this week.

I kept my card pretty clean and simple because I was making it at the last minute, and I followed this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. Well, I kind of followed the sketch. ;) After I got my card done and I glanced at the sketch again, I realized the bottom part of the circle was supposed to stick out under my rectangle panel. Oops! Oh well! This was still a really fun and easy sketch to follow.

Whenever I'm pressed for time, I love to use sentiment stamps because they don't require any coloring. I just stamped this verse and cut it out! All of my papers are from the My Mind's Eye So Sophie collection. I added a cream border punched with an EK Success border punch and finished it off with soem pearls and a ribbon treatment. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to hop over to Heather's Ippity blog to check out all of the other design team inspiration! :)

Supplies:
Cardstock: Kraft, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye So Sophie 
Stamps: Devoted by Ippity
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Embellishments: ribbon (Papertrey Ink), button, twine, pearls, foam tape
Tools: Classic Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Circle Nestabilities, EK Success Deco Scallop border punch

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Christmas Card Challenge #42

Hi there! Happy Sunday!

I have a card for this week's Christmas Card Challenge #42 to share with you today. The challenge is to use the sketch provided on the challenge blog. When I saw the sketch, I knew that this tree from the Sparkle and Cheer set by Taylored Expressions would fit perfectly on the oval panel. I stamped it in Memento Pear Tart for the tree and Memento Rich Cocoa for the trunk. I went around the image panel with Bisque Liquid Pearls. That's a technique that I love, and I'm getting much better at it! At first I was throwing away perfectly colored images! :)

I added the sentiment to the bottom and accented it with pearls. This patterned paper is Twinsel and Twig by The Girl's Paperie. I finished it off with a ribbon treatment with a crocheted flower and some pearls up in the left corner. Oh, and there's lots of sewing on here, too!

That's all for me today, but be sure to hop over to the Christmas Card Challenges blog to see the sketch and the rest of the inspiration from the design team!

Have a great day! :)

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper:  Tinsel and Twig by The Girls Paperie
Stamps: Sparkle and Cheer by Taylored Expressions 
Ink: Memento Pear Tart, Memento Rich Cocoa, Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: Bisque Liquid Pearls, twine, button, crocheted flower, ribbon, pearls, foam tape
Tools: Classic Oval Nestabilities, sewing machine

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

{ippity} You are Fabulous!

Good morning! I'm flying by this morning to share my Ippity card with you.

I used the Where You Should Be set and paired it with papers from the Victoria Gardens collection by Echo Park. My card follows this week's sketch challenge at The Sweet Stop. Since I used a sketch and Kraft cardstock, I am entering this week's challenge at The Kraft Journal.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to hop over to the I Heart Ippity blog to see the rest of the inspiration from the design team! :)

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Victoria Gardens
Stamps: Where You Should Be by Ippity
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: ribbon (Papertrey Ink), crocheted flower (Etsy), twine, button, pearls (want2scrap), White Opal Liquid Pearls, foam tape 
Tools: Classic Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Paper Studio embossing folder

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Christmas Card Challenge #41

Hi there! I have a card to share with you today that I used absolutely no stamps or ink on. Can you believe it?! I can hardly believe it myself.

This week's Christmas Card Challenge #41 is to make a vintage card. My style isn't normally vintage, but I've had this piece of patterned paper in my stash for several years. It had this gorgeous, vintage Santa on it. I've always wanted to use it, but I never really knew how I could showcase it on a card because it was rather large.  I decided that a square card would work best.

I trimmed out the Santa part and just adhered it to my card. I punched the snowflake border with the Fiskars snowflake border punch. I finished it off with a bow and three pearls at the bottom.

This was such a quick and easy card!! Be sure you pop over to the Christmas Card Challenge blog to see what the rest of the design team has to share with you. We'd love to have you play along with us this week!

Thanks for stopping by!! :)
Supplies:
Cardstock: Kraft, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Signature Christmas Holiday Glitter stack 
Embellishments: ribbon (Papertrey Ink), pearls (want2scrap)
Tools: Fiskars snowflake border punch

Saturday, September 10, 2011

TSG Paper Doll

Hi Everyone!

There She Goes Clear Stamps is having a fun birthday celebration this week, and one of their challenges was to make a paper doll. Here is my paper doll!


Isn't she a little cutie? She is from the Freeze the Moment stamp set, and I paper-pieced her dress with Country Drive by Echo Park.

There are also other challenges this week to take your paper doll to a variety of locations.

I had to run to Walmart, and of course, she wanted to go see what kind of crafty things Walmart had. Look what she found!


Here is my doll outside enjoying my flowers. I think they blend with her dress perfectly! :)


She wanted to go to a party, and since it's still a little warm here, we went to a pool party!


Last, I chose to "spotlight" her with this American flag, but later on when looking at the picture, I realized you kinda can see a light coming through on the right side...like a spotlight! :)


That's all for my paper doll adventures today. This was a lot of fun! Thanks for these fun challenges, TSG! :)
Thanks for stopping by! :)


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Christmas Card Challenge #40

Hi there from a super rainy South Mississippi this morning! There's nothing like staying inside and stamping when it's raining so much outside!

This week's Christmas Card Challenge is a color combo challenge - chocolate, cream, and cranberry. The colors in the new Lost and Found Christmas collection by My Mind's Eye work perfect for this challenge!

I kept my card pretty simple and stamped this beautiful nativity scene image from Christmas Blessings by Taylored Expressions in Memento Rich Cocoa.  I used Liquid Pearls around the edge of the image to make it pop.

I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with Classic Oval Nestabilities. I added some pearls and a cream ribbon to finish this card off.

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and Labor Day! I'll be staying inside until all the rain is gone. It's a good thing I brought home some essays to grade. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Supplies:
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Christmas
Stamps: Christmas Blessings by Taylored Expressions
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Embellishments: pearls (want2scrap) Bisque Liquid Pearls, ribbon (Papertrey Ink)
Tools: Classic Oval Nestabilities, Scallop Oval Nestabilities