Friday, June 28, 2013

Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday - Let Freedom Ring

Happy Friday!! I hope you had a great week!! Sorry I haven't had a chance to post this week...summer is always so busy for me. And if someone can tell me where June went, I would appreciate it :)


Friday means a new Fun Friday Challenge at Little Scrap Pieces!! Our theme this week is in honor of Independence Day in America. So we want to see your projects that Let Freedom Ring :)


The base of the tag is manilla cardstock die cut with the Tim Holtz Tag & Bookplate die. A background stamp from Stampabilities with the lyrics to America the Beautiful was stamped in TH Antique Linen Distress Ink. The rays stamp from TH's Psychedelic Grunge set was stamped with Faded Jeans and Fired Brick Distress Inks. The stars are from the same set, stamped with the same two Distress Inks. The stars and rays were outlined with a Sakura White Gelly Roll pen. The sentiments "Home of the Free," "Because of the Brave" and "God Bless America" are from K Andrew Designs Freedom Isn't Free stamp set stamped with Versafine Onyx ink. The gorgeous crinkle ribbon is from my sweet friend and our challenge hostess Karen of Little Scrap Pieces.


The stars were punched out and then stamped with the stripes stamp from Wendy Vecchi's It's More Flower Art set in Faded Jeans and Fired Brick. The edges of the tag were inked with Walnut Distress Ink.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
  2. DL.Art - Anything Goes Linky Party
  3. DL.Art - Thankful Thursday #112 - Patriotic
  4. Sunday Funday #10- June Anything Goes
  5. Scrap Happens - 4th of July/Summertime
  6. Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Anything Goes
  7. Inspire Me Friday #109 - Anything Goes
  8. Fun-Day Friday Challenge - Let Freedom Ring 
  9. Cut It Up Challenge #22 - New Nations Challenge
Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Little Scrap Pieces to see the amazing projects my talented design team sisters have created for today's challenge. Then link up your Let Freedom Ring project...I can't wait to see what you create :)

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Celebrate Your Day!!

Happy Monday!! I hope you had wonderful weekend!! I managed a little time in my craft room this weekend when I wasn't outside. Late afternoon storms drove me inside so I made use of the time to make some card and get some DT commitments done :)


I have a birthday card to share with you today, using gorgeous Nature's Garden paper from Prima.


The base of the card and the bottom layer are Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles dies, the edges lightly inked with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink. The bottom layer was cut in half and the lower half attached on three sides, leaving the top open for the tag.


The center layers are from the Radiant Rectangles, with a Spellbinders Classic Ovals Small in between and inked with Antique Linen. The flower is a Spellbinders Bitty Blossom die, the edges rolled and inked with TH Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.


The two layers of the tag are from the Radiant Rectangles set. Both sentiments are from the JustRite Stamps Grand Sentiments set. They were stamped first in Victorian Velvet and then Versafine Onyx ink. The ribbon is from my dear friend Karen of Little Scrap Pieces.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. DL.Art - Anything Goes Linky Party
  2. Sunday Funday #10- June Anything Goes
  3. My Sheri Crafts #113 - Happy Birthday America (any birthday card)
  4. Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Anything Goes
  5. Inspire Me Friday - Anything Goes
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Get Well Soon!!

Happy Sunday!! I hope you are enjoying this first weekend of summer!! It's been hot here and stormy. I'm not complaining...with all of the heat and rain my plants and flowers have never looked better :)


I have a quick card to share with you today that was necessitated by events that happened yesterday. My mom went out on her deck and was stung by a wasp on her upper arm. She went inside and put toothpaste on it (takes away the sting) and came back out and was promptly stung again, this time on her eyelid!! Now her eye is swollen shut and red around the entire eye. She says she's never going outside again :( So I made her a quick card to cheer her up :)


The base of the card is kraft paper cut with a Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8 die. The next layer is a Spellbinders Labels 8 die in Canvas Corp heavy duty cardstock, inked with Memento New Sprout ink. The edges were inked with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink. TH Peeled Paint was dabbed through a Crafters Workshop Chicken Wire stencil for the background.


I have been wanting to use this Wendy Vecchi Layered Flower stencil for a while now. It has two designs that fit over each other so you can get two colors - so awesome!! The first color is TH Bundled Sage. For the second, I mixed Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste with TH Metallic Gold Alcohol Ink for a deep gold color. I tried to get a picture so you could see the texture of the embossing.


The stem is Bundled Sage through a Wendy Vecchi Fresh Flowers stem stencil. The wasps are from Wendy's Busy Making Art stamp set, inked with Coffee Archival Ink. The banner is a Spellbinders Ribbon Banner, inked with Antique Linen. I'm not sure where the sentiment is from.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp and Show - Kraft
  2. DL.Art - Anything Goes Linky Party
  3. Sunday Funday #10- June Anything Goe
  4. Docerela Creations Challenge #40 - Use Kraft 
Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday - Summer Luvin'

Happy Friday and first day of summer!! Ahh, I love summer :) And for the first Friday of summer, our challenge this week at Little Scrap Pieces is "Summer Luvin'"...any card, layout or project celebrating summer :)


I was afraid I wouldn't get my post done in time today...I spent the morning shopping for my other passion besides crafting...books. Half Price Books holds an annual clearance sale at the Indy Fairgrounds. Paperbacks were 50 cents!! I stocked up!!


The base of the card is a Spellbinders Grand Labels 1 die, inked with Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Ink. It was then flicked with water. The next layer is a Spellbinders Labels 8 die. The beach huts are from Artistic Outpost's Boardwalk stamp set (love it!!). They were stamped with Ranger Coffee Archival Ink. The Labels 8 was then inked with Salty Ocean on the top and Gathered Twigs on the bottom for sand, and again, flicked with water. The girl was stamped with French Ultramarine Archival Ink. Her umbrella was colored in with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and a TH waterbrush. She was cut out and popped up with foam tape.


The waves are a Spellbinders Nautical Frames and Accents die, inked with Salty Ocean. The sentiment is from the Artistic Outpost Boardwalk set, stamped with Versafine Onyx ink on a Spellbinders Card Creator Matting Basics A die, the edges inked with Salty Ocean. The Atlantic City stamp was stamped with Jet Black Archival ink on a Spellbinders Standard Circles small die.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Artistic Outpost June Referral Program - Anything Goes Using Artistic Outpost Stamps
  2. DL.Art - Anything Goes Linky Party
  3. Sunday Funday #10- June Anything Goes
Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Little Scrap Pieces to see the amazing projects my talented design team sisters have created for today's challenge. Then link up your Summer Luvin' project...I can't wait to see what you create :)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Just Because You Are So Special

Happy Wednesday!! I hope you are having a fabulous week!! I can't believe the first day of summer is only two days away!!


I have a card to share with you today, using the JustRite Friday Challenge Sketch (see below).


The green papers are from My Mind's Eye. The base and next layer were cut with Spellbinders Card Creator Matting Basics A & B. The edges were inked with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink. The white paper is heavyweight paper from Canvas Corp. It was embossed with the Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Enchanted Embossing Folder and popped up with foam tape for dimension.


The next layer is a Spellbinders Labels 17 die, inked with Peeled Paint on the edges. The cattails are a Spellbinders D-Lite die, stenciled with Peeled Paint. The sentiment strip is a Card Creator Matting Basics B die. The butterflies are from the Spellbinders Jewel Flower and Flourishes set. The sentiment is from the JustRite Grand Sentiments stamp set, stamped in Versafine Onyx. The lace along the bottom is from Really Reasonable Ribbon, inked with Peeled Paint.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. JustRite Friday Challenge #99 - Sketch (see below)
  2. DL.Art - Anything Goes Linky Party
  3. Fun-Day Friday Challenge - Anything Goes
  4. Sunday Funday #10- June Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today :)

Monday, June 17, 2013

I Believe In Miracles and WINNER!!

Happy Monday!! I hope your week is starting out marvelously!! I have a winner to announce from The Robin's Nest Blog Hop...I should have announced it a week ago and I apologize for the delay. But before I do, I have a card to share with you today :)


I just love this quote...isn't it fabulous??!! When I saw this Quote and Quotable stamp set from Artistic Outpost, I had to get it. There are other awesome quotes on the set as well.


The base paper is from Me & My Big Ideas Mixed Media Mambi Stack. It was cut with a Spellbinders Grand Labels Four die, the edges inked with Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.


The next layer was also cut with a Spellbinders Grand Labels Four die in heavyweight paper from Canvas Corp and attached with foam tape. It was inked with TH Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks. The image is from the Tim Holtz Nature's Discovery stamp set. It was stamped in TH Embossing Ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. It was stamped again in Spun Sugar for a subtle shadow effect. The butterfly was cut from the Me & My Big Ideas paper stack and popped up with foam tape for dimension. The gorgeous ribbon is from my dear friend Karen of Little Scrap Pieces. The button is from Hobby Lobby and the hemp twine from Michaels.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Artistic Outpost June Referral Program - Anything Goes Using Artistic Outpost Stamps
  2. DL.Art - Anything Goes Linky Party
  3. Fun-Day Friday Challenge - Anything Goes
  4. 2 Creative Chicks - Buttons, Bows, Brads
  5. Sunday Funday #10- June Anything Goes
Now for the winner of the TPC Studio stamp set from The Robin's Nest Blog Hop. Random.org selected as the winner........................................................


And #72 is..................................................................................................................


Congratulations Maureen!! Please email your address to me at indymermaid(at)gmail(dot)com and I will get the stamps in the mail to you!!

Thanks for stopping by today :)


Friday, June 14, 2013

Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday - White Wedding

Happy Friday!! I can't believe how fast the weeks are rolling by!! It's almost summer already :)


Friday means a Fun Friday Challenge at Little Scrap Pieces!! Our theme this week is "It's a Nice Day for a White Wedding."


I don't think I've ever used every die in a Spellbinders set for a card, but I did with this one. All of the layers are from the Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles set, each layer attached with foam tape for dimension.


The sentiment is on a Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags One die. "Mr. & Mrs." is from the My Craft Spot Tiny Tags 2 stamp set that I won from my sweet friend Gwen of This and That. Thanks again, Gwen!! The ribbon is from May Arts and the gems are from Recollections.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. DL.Art - Anything Goes Linky Party
  2. Fun-Day Friday Challenge - Anything Goes
Now it's your turn!! Head on over Little Scrap Pieces to see the amazing projects my talented design team sisters have created for today's challenge. Then link up your It's a Nice Day For a White Wedding project...I can't wait to see what you create :)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Decorate to Celebrate #53 - Summer Celebrations

Happy Wednesday!! I hope you week is going great!! It's time for a super-fun challenge at Decorate to Celebrate. For Challenge #53, we are asking you to create any project to be used as a party decoration (or party supply) for a Summer Celebration. Let's celebrate everything wonderful about pool parties, barbecues, family reunions, 4th of July, backyard carnivals and more with your table decorations, party banners, pennants, yard signs, cupcakes, party favors and more :)


For my Summer Celebration, I created a patriotic wreath for the 4th of July. I started with the two largest Spellbinders Grand Circles and traced them on heavyweight cardboard and cut it out for my wreath base. The stars are all the sizes of Spellbinders Stars die set, cut in Core'dinations Core Couture cardstock.


The rosettes were cut with the Paper Rosette and Mini Paper Rosettes dies from Tim Holtz. USA was cut from TH's Block Talk.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. DL.Art - Anything Goes Linky Party
  2. Craft it Up & Link It Up #8 - Red, White and Blue
  3. 2 Creative Chicks - Buttons, Brads, Bows
Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Decorate to Celebrate to see the amazing projects my talented design team sisters have created for today's challenge. Then link up your Summer Celebration project...I can't wait to see what you create :)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Paper Playtime #12 - Anything Goes

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a fabulous weekend!! It was beautiful here...mid 70's and sunny most of the time. I hated for the weekend to end :)


The challenge this week at Paper Playtime is Anything Goes!! Easy Peasy, right??!! Our sponsors for this challenge are Sharon of MeeMee's Creations and My Craft Spot. Head on over to the Paper Playtime blog for all the details :)


For my project, I created a Father's Day card. The base of the card is a Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Rectangle, followed by a Spellbinders Grand Rectangle. The Grand Rectangle was inked with Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink. A Spellbinders Card Creator Matting Basics A die was embossed with a Spellbinders Bricks and Bark M-Bossabilities folder. It was inked with Fired Brick Distress Ink. The stamp is from the Dylusions Mini Couture set, stamped on Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper. It was colored with Tim Holtz Distress Markers in Faded Jeans and Crushed Olive and a TH waterbrush.


The crinkle ribbon is from my awesome friend Karen of Little Scrap Pieces. The tag is a Spellbinders Back to Basics tag, inked with Fired Brick. The sentiment is from Scrappy Mom's All in the Family stamp set.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp - Masculine/Father's Day
  2. DL.Art - Anything Goes Linky Party
  3. Scrappy Mom Stamps - Father's Day
Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Paper Playtime to see the amazing projects my talented design team sisters have created for today's challenge. Then link up your Anything Goes project...I can't wait to see what you create :)

Friday, June 7, 2013

Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday - Father's Day

Happy Friday!! I hope you had a great week!! I can't believe how fast the weeks are flying by!!


Friday means it's time for a super-fun challenge at Little Scrap Pieces. This week, the theme is Father's Day :)


For my Father's Day card, I used several different Spellbinders and Tim Holtz stamps to create a collage. The Spellbinders used were Card Creator Matting Basics A and B, and Classic Rectangles Large and Small. They were inked with TH Old Paper and Tea Dye Distress Inks, with Walnut around the edges.


The clock is from TH's Mini Classics, stamped in Aged Mahogany. The tree is from Mini Ornates, stamped in Gathered Twigs and the man is from Purely Random stamped in Versafine Black Onyx. The gears are from Mini Blueprints stamped in Vintage Photo and the car is from Mini Muse stamped in Aged Mahogany. World's Best Dad is from Scrappy Mom's All in the Family stamp set.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp - Masculine/Father's Day
  2. DL.Art - Anything Goes Linky Party
  3. Scrappy Mom Stamps - Father's Day
  4. Cut it Up Challenges - Father's Day
Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Little Scrap Pieces to see the amazing projects my talented design team sisters have created for today's challenge. Then link up your Father's Day project...I can't wait to see what you create :)

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