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I love crafting, especially rubber stamping. Most weekends I can be found surrounded by paper, rubber stamps and ink.

Friday, April 27, 2012

A Princess and Her Knight

Hi all,

It's such an exciting day for me as I'm joining the TESC Sketch Crew this week for sketch #157. It's SO fun to receive an e mail saying that you've won a sketch challenge, and since I love my Taylored Expressions stamps, the one I received from Taylor telling me I'd won Top Chef honors for TESC155 is extra special.

I left home a week ago Thursday, as I've been working in Northern California. That meant I had to pack some of my supplies and stamps so I could put together my card on the road. It's kind of "interesting" not having all one's supplies at hand, but I managed to bring what I needed for this card, even though I had no idea what the sketch would look like.

All of the papers, the tag, the ribbon and the blue paper flower are from the TE April Key Ingredients kit. My princess is colored with Copics and part of her dress is paper pieced. (Bodice and insert of skirt) After coloring her crown and slippers, I coated them with a layer of Star Dust Stickles. (All princesses should have sparkly crowns.) After coloring, she was fussy cut and popped up on the dies with dimensionals.

I stamped the her castle on the PP, very lightly, before adding the sketch elements over it. I like how it adds to the theme of the card. For the finishing touches, I added blue rhinestones to the hearts on the TE die and added some stitching around the edges. The sentiment is stamped on a kraft tag from the KI kit and one of the paper Pretties flowers was added with a dimensional.

And, for the inside of my card;
NO princess should be without her Knight in Shinning Armor:

Stamps: Moka Princess Penelope, Moka Sir Henry and Royal Digs from Taylored Expressions
Papers: All from April's TE Key Ingredients, Buttercream and Lagoon card stock and Simple Stories Fabulous patterned papers
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics and Color Box Chalk blue and dark pink ink pads
Other: Classic circle Nesties, TE layering doily die - medium, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flag dies, Star Dust Stickles, Kaiser rhinestones, pink stitched ribbon, kraft tag and blue paper pretties flower all from April KI kit, SU linen thread, sewing machine, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a "royally fabulous" weekend.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

These Boots Were Made For Splashing

Hi all,
I've had little to no stamping time for way too long and it looks like that trend will be continuing for another couple weeks. I'm traveling for work during the week and on weekends, we have some FUN travel planned. Tomorrow we are heading down to Santa Fe, NM for a long weekend and that's going to be really fun.

I did get one card made last Sunday evening. The sketch is last week's MFTWSC66. (I know that #67 came out today, so now I'm behind.) I hadn't had a chance to ink up the WTG Puddle Jumper set yet and the circle image worked perfectly for this layout.

Everything is paper pieced except the sidewalk, her skirt and her legs. Those parts are colored with Copics. I layered some Crystal Effects over the puddle to make it look wet. (This idea came from many of the DT samples when the set was released. Always great inspiration!) I've added pink rhinestone brads for the raincoat buttons. Love the way the bling looks here. The use of brads is the current recipe challenge at Linda's Catered Crop blog.

Stamps: WTG Puddle Jumper set by My Favorite Things
Paper: Stampin' Up Regal Rose and Whisper White card stock and SU DSP, retired
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics and SU Chocolate Chip
Other: SU pink rhinestone brads, classic circle Nesties, medium Monarch Border Die-namic, sewing machine, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

I'll be back with some new posts in a couple weeks. Until then, I'll still be checking out many of your blogs on my IPAD. Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Happy Easter

Good Morning all,

Here is the other card that I made Sunday evening. Yes, another Easter card. Now I need to get them in the mail, LOL.

This card uses MFTWSC65 layout along with the Pure Innocence My Basket Full of Eggs set. Love!

Stamps: Pure Innocence My Basket Full of Eggs by My Favorite Things
Paper: SU Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White card stock and SU Flirtatious DSP
Ink: Memento tuxedo black and Copics
Other: Die-namics border, flower and pennant dies, wonky rectangle Nestie, sewing machine, Kaiser orange and clear rhinestones and yellow pearl, the Big Shot, mini glue dots and dimensionals

Thanks all,

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sending Springtime Smiles

Hi and Happy Monday evening,

I had some stamping time last night and was able to make two cards. The one I'm posting tonight uses Jen's Deconstructed Sketch 45. I really like the layout of this sketch and I had fun putting a card together using it.

This is another Easter themed card and I decided to use purples, which I rarely use. I'm lovin' the look too.

Stamps: Easter Blossoms by Stampin' Up
Paper: SU Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White card stock and SU Flirtatious DSP
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics, SU Concord Crush and SU Wisteria Wonder
Other: Eyelet circle and classic circle Nesties, SU rhinestones, SU embossing folder, the Big Shot and dimensionals

Thanks all,