Monday, September 28, 2009
Here is a close-up of the top of the basket:
I was going to stamp some flowers, but then I saw these flowers on PP from K&Co that I think look gorgeous! I cut out the flowers & leaves, then used pop-ups on the flower part. My only stamp used was the Happy Birthday - OMG! :)
Jen P :)
Details: SU Paper - Certainly Celery, not sure on the blue (it was scrap paper - LOL!); PP Paper - K&Co; Misc - Happy Birthday stamp (not sure on info), brads, pop-ups.
Monday, September 21, 2009
I was flipping thru some old pictures and the sunflower theme went perfect with pictures of my mom's birthday from 2006. My niece was sharing smiles with everyone :)Here is a close up of the sunflower and also a peek of the ribbon running behind the pictures:
I loved this sketch! Make sure you check out the sketch from last week too...it's a flip of this week and works perfectly as a 2nd layout with this one.
Jen P :)
Details: SU Ink - More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip; SU Paper - More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip; Paper - Debbie Mum PP; Stamp - Sunflower Designs by Rubber Stampede; Misc - Ribbon
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
I took a small paint can and altered it with paper & ink. Then I pulled out some old wood ornaments that I never painted - LOL! I painted them first, then added paper and some embellishments. Here is a closer look at them:
I distressed the edges with ink on both the ornaments and the can. Together they make a great gift set for a Christmas party hostess!!
Jen P :)
Supplies: SU sets -Season's Sketches & So Many Scallops, SU Ink-Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel, SU Paper - Old Olive, Naturals Ivory & Holiday Thyme DSP, misc - buttons, brown ribbon, wired paper twine & paint
Friday, September 4, 2009
Ink: SU Pumpkin Pie
Paper: SU Pumpkin Pie, SU Ruby Red, SU So Saffron, SU Washington Apply PP
Misc: Sizzix flower & embossing plates, Fiskars embossing plates, Buttons, Ribbon
I've wanted to make a card layered like a birthday cake since I saw a card with a christmas tree layered. It looked so cool with different embossing layers and I kept thinking a birthday cake would be cool too. So using different embossing plates, I inked them & also used markers to make them pop.
PS - I'm loving my Big Kick!! Make sure you keep your old Fiskars embossing plates...you can use them in the Big Kick like you use your Sizzix embossing plates!
Jen P :)
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Stamp: the Poinsettia is an old wood stamp & I'm not sure on the company - it says "K784 & PSX" - anyone ever heard of PSX???
Paper: SU Ruby Red, SU Naturals Ivory, Debbie Mum PP
Ink: SU Caramel (I think that's what it is...it's an old color)
Misc: old pearls from my grandmother, SU pop ups
When I saw this challenge, I knew right away that I wanted to make a poinsettia card. I stamped the poinsettia and cut it out. Then I added a pop up layer to make it stand out and distressed it a little with the same color ink. I couldn't decide what to use for the centers, then my grandmother stopped by with a tub of old buttons - she was going to throw them out (OMG - she hasn't seen how much buttons are in the craft stores!!). I found these old pearls in there (they're fake but definitely vintage!). I tried it out and it worked! I distressed the layer of red & ivory then added the layer of red PP. I couldn't find a ribbon I liked so I added a strip of distressed red paper. Then I used a nestie on the PP which says Noel and placed the poinsettia on top. Sounds easy...but the poinsettia and distressing takes too long to make more than one or two of these cards! I might have to make a few more though - LOL!!
Jen P :)