Thursday, July 23, 2009

Nestabilties Storage

I just wanted to share with everyone how I have begun to store my Nestabilties from Spellbinders. I took a cork board that I had lying around and covered it with some patterned paper (this is from DCWV Green Stack). I then got a roll of magnet sheet from Michaels (the roll measures 1'x2' and was $10). I cut the magnet down to slightly larger than the largest die. I decided to use push pins to attach the magnet to the cork board. The magnet comes with adhesive on the back, but I wanted to keep the ability to re-arrange them as my collection grows. So far this system is working out really well for me.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

More Cards for 365 Cards!

This is my card for Day 137 over at 365 Cards. The challenge was to use something to bind the card together. I decided to use fabric. I used some fabric scraps that I had lying around and stitched them onto the two diffrent colors of cardstock (Stampin Up's Green Galore & Yo Yo Yellow). I made the Green Galore be just a tad shorter so that you could see the Yo Yo Yellow from the front of the card. I then stamped this quotation (Inkadinkadoo) onto some white cardstock and then using Copics airbrushed the rainbow onto the white. I just love how this card turned out!

365 Cards - Day 138

Here is my card for 365 Cards Challenge Day 138 which was to include a quotation. Since I had just gotten my new stamp set in from Papertrey Ink, I couldn't resist taking advantage of it. The chair, rug, table, books, cat and the quote is from On My Couch and On My Couch Additions which was just released and it is so cute. I used PTI's Enchanted Evening, Ripe Avocado, and Dark Chocolate inks along with Memento Tuxedo Black to stamp all the images to create the scene. I cut that out with Nestabilities Oval and then layered it with a Scalloped Oval die using PTI's Ripe Avocado. The quote was stamped on PTI's Spring Moss cardstock using Ripe Avocado. The whole thing is tied off with Enchanted Evening Swiss Dot Ribbon. I really love how this card turned out!

365 Cards - Day 139

Here is my card for 365 Card Challenge Day 139 which was paper piercing. For this card, I used Papertry Ink's Plum Pudding, Smokey Shadow, and Lavender Moon cardstock. I cut out the needle and scissors from Disney's Happily Ever After. Note that the needle was part of a spool of thread cut and I just off the spool of thread so that I was left with only the needle. I then used some embroidery floss to stitch on the zig zag and threaded the floss through the eye of the needle.

365 Cards - Day 140

Here is my card for Day 140 over at 365 Card Challenges. The challenge was to use paint (which is not my strong point). I used the Making Memories Tag Maker and painted the tag in a blue paint. I then stamped Good Luck from Papertrey Ink's Mega Mixed Messages in PTI's Spring Rain. I used a silver Painter's Pen to dot the edges in silver. The papers are PTI's Spring Rain and the new Enchanted Evening (loving this color, probably the most beautiful navy blue ever!) and I used the Cuttlebug Divine Swirls embossing folder, and finished the card off with some PTI Enchanted Eventing Satin ribbon. If I had to do this card again, I would probably make a few changes, it did not turn out exactly the way I wanted.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

More Cards...

Here are some more cards from past challenges over at 365 Cards. This is Day 13-16.

The tag on this one is made with Nestabilities Ribbon Tags using the Cuttlebug.

The dragonfly is an SVG cut using SCAL. I adorned it with Skittles.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Still Catching Up!

I am still working on catching up to the ladies over at 365 Card Challenges. Here are the cards for Days 9-12. I have some more coming so keep a look out for them!

This card was made completely out of scraps and done in about 5 minutes.
This is similar to what I plan to do for my Christmas cards this year. The image here is Dustin Pike Cocoa Soak and I colored it with Copics. The picture is my youngest son Mason, isn't he cute? I also used the Basic Grey magnetic snaps on the tag and the back of the picture so that the recipient could take the picture off of the card and put it on their refrigerator. The tag and the pocket were cut with the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge.

This was also made from scraps (K&Company) and I used some copper craft wire to thread the buttons so that it looks like the wire is holding the button on (which is something my husband would probably do!)

Really simple card. The mailbox is cut from the Wild Card cartridge.