Tuesday, March 17, 2009

UYS Eyelet Challenge

How long has it been since you used eyelets on a project? If you're like me, it's probably been awhile. Well, this month over at UYS we were challenged to use them on our projects and I must admit I enjoyed pounding away them - although my son was not very happy with all the noise I was making. Yeah, yeah, I know that they have come out with a silent setter and the crop-a-dile but I'm still using the old 10 tap hammer method - you know the one, where you hit the eyelet ten times before it sets - yep, that's the one! LOL. Anywho, if you want to join in all you have to do is create a "new layout" - no sketches or scraplifts please, and link it to the UYS blog by March 20th for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Scrapbook.com.

Here's the layout and card I made for this challenge.

For the layout, I started out with an 8.5x11 sheet of Bazzill cardstock, distressed some of Martha Stewart designer paper with Tim Holtz's Walnut Stain ink - added some Making Memories eyelets and flowers and created a title with Sizzlets Girls Are Wierd and Spellbinders oval dies. After I set the eyelets, I decided I liked the distressed flower shape on the back side so I just flipped the paper over and glued it down. The library card and photo turn are part of my stash.

For the card, I used the same Martha Stewart designer papers and distressd them with the same Tim Holtz ink, added some eyelets - after all, that is the stash item for this month. I used the Sizzix Vine and Spellbinders Label 1 dies, added some tiny alphas by Making Memories, added some twill to finish it off.

Now head on over to the UYS blog and check out all the wonderful creations from the rest of the team!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

YMBD Card -A- Day and Jazzy Inspirations Challenge

I'm still plugging away trying to stay caught up with the card challenges over at YMBD and combine them with challenges on a few blogs I like to visit as well. This particular card I combined with this weeks challenge over at Jazzy Inspirations. We were to use the colors in this album cover. Cool huh? And here's my card. I started out by using a 5x5 card base, added a layer of pattern paper, a layer of blue cardstock and finally a layer of white cardstock. I used my square nestability to create a template and then sponged the entire area with Adirondack ink. Stamped my images in black and cut around the entire image leaving a small border of white. Added some black and white sheer dot ribbon and called it DONE!

Deets: Cardstock: Stampin' Up and The Paper Co. Pattern paper: Daisyd's. Stamps: Inkadinkado and Paper Inspirations. Ribbon: Offray.

Monday, March 9, 2009

YMBD Card-A-Day & TPE Challenge

It took me longer to pull out all the stuff than it did to actually put the card together. I used Stampin' Up's chocolate chip cardstock for my base. Added a mellow moss scalloped square and then a square of white cardstock for the center. I punched 3 circles out of pattern paper and adhered them to the white square, added a felt flower with an orange button center and some pink ribbon and called it DONE!
Deets: Cardstock: Stampin' Up. Pattern paper: Imagination Project. Ribbon: Offray. Other: Sizzix flower die, Spellbinder's Square and Scallop Nestabilities, Creative Memories circle punch, button and floss from my craft supply.

Monday, March 2, 2009

YMBD Card & TPE Card Challenge

I combined the Your Memories By Designs March's month long card a day challenge with this weeks The Pink Elephant's ribbon and die cut challenge. I used the large butterfly from the Wonderful Wings set and stamped it just off center using Rose Red ink. The pattern papers I used on the card are from a Colorbok paper pad that I purchased at my local Walmart sometime last year and the envie liner is from an 8x8 paper pad that I purchased at Target several years ago - sorry forgot the manufacturer.
Deets: Stamp: Wonderful Wings, Stampin' Up. Ink: Rose Red, Stampin' Up. Pattern paper and best buds sticker: Colorbok. Accessories: button and ribbon: craft supply, scallop circle and circle: Nestabilities. TFL.