Sunday, June 28, 2009

Cosmo Cricket Design Team Tryouts

The focal image is a Karen Lockhart stamp, sentiment is Papertrey Ink Mega Mixed Messages. Background was airbrushed with a very pale blue and the image was colored with copic markers. I thought this Girl Friday patterned paper would make a very sweet baby girl card. That button is from my jar of antique buttons and it just matched that Cosmo Cricket red to a tee:)
The picnic basket is stamped (Papertrey Ink Vintage Picnic stamp set) onto Mr. Campy patterned paper, parts are colored with copic markers. A little zig zag stitching and Tea Dye ink edge distressing just seems to go hand in hand with these vintage like papers.

This sweet little scene just seems to go with these sweet Cosmo Cricket papers. Stamped images and sentiment from Flourishes Swing Set. The tree and girl's dress are paper pieced with some older Cosmo Cricket papers.

Altered wall peg using Early Bird papers, various punches and dies and MS pearls.

The butterfly's trails are from Papertrey Ink's Bird Watching set. Patterned papers are Cosmo Cricket. Buttons and twine are Papertery Ink.

This card's patterned paper is all Cosmo Cricket Early Bird and Girl Friday. No stamping here. Just lots of trimming and some zig zag machine stitching.

This card's border is Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie. This card was a winner in the Moxie Fab Stitched card challenge.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop

This inspiration photo is from one of my favorite local shops, Today's Country Store in Sumner, WA. Their little logo phrase is "where everything old is new again" - love that. They have the neatest selction of both old and new things. OK, on to the card. On the damask background paper I stamped a "peeled paint" backgrounder in gray and sanded it to mimick the doors in the picture. If you double click the photo you'll be able to see it. Then I stamped Damask Designs in Pure Poppy ink leaving some spots with less ink to make it look distressed. Bird and semtiment are from Bird Watching, corner detail is Fancy Flourishes. I stitched a branch for the bird to perch on and added hot fix red rhinestones. I added a strip of Papertrey Ink white velvet ribbon down the center of the gingham ribbon.
p.s. I bought those old red chairs in the picture. They are at the powder coaters being transformed:)

CPS 121

Patterned paper is October Afternoon (plaid) and Moca Chica. Ice Cream cone is a CHF stamp. I colored the cone with copics. Flourish is Papertrey Ink's Fancy Flourishes.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


I stamped the patter with a Verve (large) flower stamp, Papertrey Ink (smaller) flower from Honey Bees and polka dot from Polka Dot Basics. Butterfly is a Martha punch, "Hello" cut from Quickutz alphabet.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Moxie Fab Lovely as a Tree card

Lots of cutting and pasting on this one. Karen Lockhart apron stamp, Papertrey Ink sentiment, cardstock and ribbon.

Hero Arts Be Inspired card

This is a wacky combination of papers but I like it.

Saturday, June 20, 2009



I love how the Papertrey Lavendar Moon looks with this Heartwarming Vintage patterned paper. Stamps: CHF Vintage Music scrapblock, PTI Bird Watching. Pink is PTI Hibiscus.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Gallery Idol entries

Cards I made for the Gallery Idol contest. I just love this Bella Springtini image. I was trying to make these drinks look like adult Lemon Drops {Yum!} Airbrushed the backgrounds and colored with copic markers and glitter pens. Sugared the rims with HA Prisma Glitter.
Thanks for stopping by:)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Moxie Fab Vintage Cards

I love {and collect} vintage images and crafty things. The large star on the patriotic card is a Papertrey Star Prints stamp. Red button is old, patterned paper is Paper Loft Well Worn "Crisscross".
Beach card patterned paper is MM Vintage Hip "Gracen". All cardstock and twine is Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream.

Hero Arts Background Card

The clouds are the background stamping part: stamped Papertrey white paper with polka dot basics and Background Basics Textstyle. Then stamped the clouds {AMuse} and cut them out.