Friday, September 17, 2010

Another birthday card.  I told you September was a busy birthday month in our family (or maybe it was January that was a busy month :)  LOL!  For this card, I played along with Sketch Saturday week 120 challenge. 

I decided to go with a fall theme.  I chose a burnt orange color for the base and then found a stripe scrap that coordinated well. The thin strip in the middle is Core'dinations paper that was sanded to give a distressed feel.  I really like this card stock.  I think it's neat how sanding brings the back color forward.

The leaves were cut with PTI dies, stamped with Leaf Prints and then sprayed with Glimmer Mist.  I held them in place with a mini clothes pin covered with some of the Core'dination paper and topped off with a button.  I am loving those little pins.  They are so fun!

I made a double button embellishment for the bottom right.  The little one fit perfectly in the dip of the larger one and I tied them together with Rustic Cream Button Twine.

This was a fun challenge to play along with.  I don't make many square cards but this has encouraged me to try some new shapes.  Hope you all are inspired!

Thanks for stopping by ~ Rebecca

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Pallenge15 & 2 Sketches 4 You 61

September is a busy birthday month in this household so I have been forced "wink" to make a bunch of cards.  I have another one to share today.  I followed Papertrey Pals 15 for my color scheme: Plum Pudding, Melon Berry, Hawaiian Shores & Simply Chartreuse. The layout is from 2 Sketches 4 You.

I decided to make a business size card which is unusual for me but I loved the size!  I started with a Mellon Berry base versamarked with PTI Tin Types.  The next layer was a cream scrap that I sprayed with Glimmer Mist copper and then added the chartreuse ribbon.

I chose a sentiment from PTI Signature Greetings and I used their Beautiful Blooms II stamps & dies to create the flowers.  The bottom looked a little bare so I added the multi-colored yarn for some more dimension.

In the top corner I punched a little dragon fly and embellished it with a Sakura gel pen.

I know this is silly but my favorite part of the card is the bow.  I have a drawer full of ribbon that I never use because my bows don't turn out.  I found a tutorial by Dawn McVey and it was quite helpful. 

Thanks for stopping by ~ Rebecca

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Paper Piecing Challenge

I am going to be brutally honest with this post.  I saw the Embellish Magazine Paper Piecing challenge and thought to myself . . . this is not for me.  I just don't have the time this weekend for tedious cutting and pasting.  Then, lo and behold, Sophie needed a boy birthday card and the theme was camo! Funny how things work out.

I started with an olive green textured base and then free hand cut different shades of green from the scrap box.  I used Spellbinder Label 1 dies for the sentiment stamped with SU Always Artichoke and Alphabet Soup.  Adding the brass snaps seemed to be a great military finishing touch.  (btw it was also my bit of yellow)  Sophie really liked the stamp I chose.  She said the Happy Birthday was camouflaged just like the card.  Gotta love the stuff that girl comes up with!

Much to my surprise, this was a FUN card to make.  I really enjoyed cutting all the shapes and fitting them together.  It was like doing a puzzle.  Thank You Embellish Mag for the challenge!  If I hadn't seen it, I don't think I would have know what to do about the camo theme - lol.
Thanks for stopping by ~ MamaReebs

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sympathy card

 I needed to make some sympathy cards so I decided to incorporate two challenges to help motivate me to get them done.  

I followed Card Patterns sketch 80 & Ted's Gold Challenge at Happily Ever Crafter.

I used three PTI sets on this card - Damask Designs, Leaf Prints & With Sympathy. 

The label was cut using Spellbinders Label 1 and the gold was colored on the edge with a Krylon gold leafing pen.  I double stamps the image behind the words with SU baroque burgundy topped with Brilliance galaxy gold.  The leaves were cut using PTI leaf dies and also double stamped to add sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Rebecca

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Embellish Magazine color squares challenge

Diane & Nerina have both played along with this Embellish challenge and I thought it looked like fun.

I used a green gift bag that we can use to "BOO" this Halloween.  Some of the paper was bought at Archiver's last year.  The spooky saying is from Studio G and all the other stamped images came from PTI Tiny Treats Halloween.

I used stickles to add sparkle to the spider, skull & label.

Hope you are inspired!
Thanks for stopping ~ MamaReebs

Saturday, September 4, 2010

CPS 182

Hi all.  Hope everyone is having a fantastic Labor Day weekend!  I have managed to squeeze in a bit a crafting but haven't been able to post in time to meet challenge deadlines.  I made a Halloween card using the CPS182 sketch below.

 I used my new PTI Tiny Treats - Halloween set.  It was so much fun to play with.  I had a hard time deciding which image to use but decided on the cute little ghost. 

I used black for the base but topped it with some white raffia that I straightened out.   I really like the dimension it gives.  I added just a bit a sparkle with some prism glitter in a few spots.

Thanks for stopping by ~ MamaReebs

Friday, September 3, 2010

Double Duty

Good Morning all.  Have a card to post that was supposed to do double duty for the Papertrey Pals Pallenge and the Waltzingmouse sketch challenge  below but my camera wouldn't cooperate last night so now it is single duty - lol  

(btw I saw this sketch at Diane's blog and she made a beautiful card that you should check out!)

The Pallenge requirements are to use only PRIMARY colors on  your card.  You could use some black or white but not as a focal point.  Wow Ted, talk about a tough challenge :)

Here is my take - please disregard the shadows.

Since we were using primary colors, I decided to make a school themed card.  The red background is embossed with the Swiss Dots folder.  The blue is cut with Papertrey Ink Mat stack 4 die. 

For the sentiment and apple, I used Papertrey Ink's Teacher Apple & Signature Greetings stamp sets.  I like how the yellow ribbon pops the blue off the card.

Around the edges, I brushed SU craft white for some added effect.  I also used Sakura gel sparkle for dimension on the apple.

Hope everyone has a great LONG weekend full of fun!
Thanks for stopping by ~ MamaReebs