Monday, July 29, 2013

Color Throwdown and Retro Sketch challenges!!

Hello lovelies! It's time for another Color Throwdown meets Retro Sketch Challenge!!

To play along with Retro Sketch click-->HERE.

To play along with th Color Throwdown, click---> HERE.
Here is my take on the merge: I hope you like it! Thanks for looking! Oh, and please let me know if comment moderation is on. I turned it off, I think, but not sure.

Tree xox

Lifestyle Crafts Celebrate Embossing Folder
Stampin Up! Markers and cardstock
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
PTI Up, Up & Away stamps and dies
Washi Tape from Michael's
Twine from the Twinery

Thursday, July 25, 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge

This week, I'm playing along with the CAS(E) my sketch challenge. Go HERE to see the details. Here is the sketch:
And here is my take on the sketch:
Thanks for looking!! Tree xox Supplies- Dies- MFT CS- SU!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Color Throwdown Anniversary!!!

The Color Throwdown challenge blog is having a FIVE year anniversary!!

Here is the color challenge:

To play along with the Color Throwdown challenge and have a chance to win amazing prizes, click HERE !

Along with the color challenge, I am using a sketch from Mojo Monday:

To play along with Mojo Monday, click HERE!

I used a stamp from Karen Lockhart stamps. The sentiment is fabricated using Hero Arts alphabet stamp set. The colors used were all SU!: Bermuda bay (with cloud embossing folder), Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo and So Saffron.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Color Q Challenge meets Retro Sketches challenge!

I am participating in 2 challenges this week. (I know- can you believe it!)


To play along with the color Q challenge, click HERE.


To play along with the Retro Sketches challenge, click HERE.

Here is my take on both challenges:
(click on the photo for a closer look!)

So I used the Stampin Up! colors listed above. I couldn't believe I had Summer Sun still hanging out here as it has long been retired.But I never get rid of anything! That's why my scrap room is jam packed with so much!
I used a little Copic R05 on the main flower to give it dimension and laid down a glue dot and stuck some tiny black seed beads in the flower center to give it texture. The SU! set I used was Secret Garden stamps and coordinating dies. The sentiment is from SU! Itty Bitty Banners and matching Bitty Banner dies. The embossing folder and paper doily is also from SU! Finished it off with black and white baker's twine and voila!!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Make it Monday Papertrey ink

This week's M-I-M technique at PTI was to watercolor. So Connor and I decided this was something we could do together. So I got out my PTI binder and let Connor choose which stamp set he wanted to watercolor. He asked if I had the set that Dawn used in her demo video, and of course I had it, so that's the one he wanted to do. It was so sweet for mother and son to do some artwork together. Connor did all the stamping himself!

Here is mine:
Here is Connor's:
I think Connor did a fine job on his first watercoloring!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

PTI Make it Monday....Bleach Technique

I love the little gold embossed birdie. So Cute. Details found HERE on the PTI blog.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Stamp-a-Faire farewell

Link up time is over, but I'll still be working on the 3 challenges I have not yet completed. Here is a gathering of what I've done so far. I love it all!

Tie-Dye Technique challenge

So everyone always does some kind of tie dye project at camp, right? Today, Nichole presented several different techniques to create a tie dye look for cards. So the most alluring technique presented today for me was to get my hands all gloppy with SHAVING CREAM!! SOOOO much fun!! Here is my "tie-dye" shaving foam card!
Please click on the card for a closer look! Thanks for looking! Tree

Craft Conservation Challenge

Here we are again with another challenge. This time our challenge was to use ONLY the items listed below: •STAMPS: Natural Beauties only (or another floral set as a substitute if needed) •PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse •RIBBON: Hawaiian Shores Bitty Dot •BUTTONS: Simply Chartreuse So here is my take on the challenge!

PTI Memory Preservation Challenge

Papertrey Ink's Stamp-A-Faire continues with the next challenge: Memory preservation- Mini Books Our challenge was to create a mini album choosing from several different techniques as presented by the various design team members. The full details of the challenge can be found HERE. So, here is my take on the challenge. School is just around the corner and what a great reason to create a mini book for Connor's 4th grade year! I always take a picture of him on the first and last day of school to see how much he's grown! I love the fact that I can add on to the little book as the year goes on! I was inspired by Betsy Veldman and Ashley Cannon-Newell's techniques so I decided to combine the two techniques into one book!!
My nickname for Connor is "Peach", so what a perfect little stamp to use for his 1st day of school picture!
I thought it'd be cute to incorporate pockets as Ashley did out of envelopes to house little notes or mementos. When Connor was in FIRST grade, I found a note in his pocket from a little girl in his class. She had written her phone number on it with a note that said "call me". Can you believe it starts in FIRST GRADE now!! OMG!! LOL!
So the inspiration for this little page came from Melissa Phillips, as she used the pocket die on her mini. I thought it'd be cute to jot down Connor's height, weight and special interests on the first day, then do it all over again on the last day to compare how he's changed in the course of 9 months.
So, there you have it (for now)!! I will post the finished book at the end of the school year! Papertrey ink has so many innovative products that make scrapping so much easier and stylish, such as the card base-ics #2 die that was used to create this album. You can order this die HERE. Thanks for looking! Tree

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