Monday, March 31, 2014

MOJO Monday Challenge 339 Tall & Skinny

The MOJO Monday Challenge this week, no. 339, is a sketch based on Tall & Skinny.

I used paper 3.5 X 11, scored it at 5.5, and made a top-folded card.

I rounded the top corners.  I added papers from my scrap box--a journaling square at the top, two vertical strips, the oval punched out clock piece.  Then I punched out the tiny green flowers and layered them on top of the flowers in the printed strip on the right.  I punched out three small circles and added those at the top left.  To finish this, I die cut a bow from coordinating striped paper using a Memory Box die and placed it against the clock oval after I drew on dashed "sewn" lines.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Anything Goes!

What to do for the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes! Monday Challenge?  Tags! 
large square, no. 8 shipping, and two smaller manila tags
Hero Arts Inks:  Wet Cement, Cup O' Joe, Lemon Yellow, Green Hills, Black
Archival Inks:  Sienna, Sepia; Clear Embossing Powder on the Sienna rings and splotches
Washi Tape and Lace Paper Tape; lime green organza and grosgrain ribbons
Stamps:  3 from Stampers Anonymous; dots peg stamp from Stamps by Judith
Circle Punches in four sizes; white pearls in 2 sizes
Stencils:  Memory Box--Leaves and Berries, Dots,  Diamonds
Dies:  Memory Box--Adorable Posies, Pavilia Bloom, Pavilia Bloom Outline, Glorious Gerber Daisies
Memory Box Patterned Papers:  Key Lime and Squash Distressed Dots
Vintaj Dragonfly Charm

Sunday, March 30, 2014

CAS on Sunday Challenge #30: Stitched, Faux or Real

The CAS on Sunday blog Challenge #30 is Stitched, Faux or Real.

Here's my card:
white notecard
Thank You SEW Much stamp, Stampabilities
Hero Arts Black Ink
clear stamp pincushion, source unknown
VersaFine Vermillion Ink
coordinating envelope
thread and buttons stamp, Stamps by Judith
VersaFine Vermillion Ink
the card and its envelope

Less is More Challenge Week 165: Round and Round

This week's challenge on the Less is More blog for week 165 is Round and Round.  I immediately thought of using the memory Box Rings and Puddles stencil.  Here's my card:
white notecard
Rings and Puddles Stencil, Memory Box
Rain Stencil, Balzer Designs
Salty Ocean Distress Ink
UNDER the WEATHER stamp, Impression Obsession

Addicted to CAS #35 Wheels

Here's the link to the blog:

For this challenge I used Memory Box dies--bicycle and clouds--and a piece of ribbon that looked like a road:
To make this a flatter card, I could remove the bow and just have the ribbon road.  To make it a one layer card, I could inset the die cuts for a smooth surface.  If I removed the ribbon, I'd add a die cut or stamped sun peeking out from under the clouds.

Inkspirational Challenge 53

This post is in response to Inspirational Challenge 53:

CASE:  Copy And Share Everything

I decided to use this card by Sandie for my CASE INKSPIRATION:

This is my card, based on Sandie's:
white notecard
Memory Box Dots Stencil
Hero Arts Bubble Gum Ink
Memory Box large and small Gorgeous Bloom stamps
Hero Arts Raspberry Jam Ink
watercolored the roses using Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and a waterbrush
Clear HELLO stamp, source unknown but cut off a larger image
Hero Arts Black Ink

Saturday, March 29, 2014

CSI Case File No. 116: A Band of Brothers

Here's the inspiration for the Color Story Inspiration Challenge Case File No. 116:
Here's the scrapbook page I created using more vintage photos from my Instant Relatives Collection.


Scheme:  used all five colors--black, greenish gray, teal, white, bold red
Evidence:  music elements(stickers, brads, song titles and lyrics); circles;
metal (the musical brads); labels (song titles made with Dymo Label-maker)
Testimony:  I used song titles from WWI as the inspiration for my journaling.
I also made journal entries in several places on the page. 
close-up of the photos I chose

one of the journal entries

Other entries in my handwriting:

Soldiers wrote their own lyrics (and music sometimes) which they sang and played to pass the time or while marching into war.  (written on the white diagonal stripes)

Civilians wrote and sang songs to support or oppose the war effort.  (written on the teal diagonal stripes)

Stars and Stripes Forever!
Washington Post March
U. S. Field Artillery
King Cotton
Anchors Aweigh
The Caissons Go Rolling Along

another look at the page

Friday, March 28, 2014

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC130: Good Egg

The challenge this week is to use ovals for the CAS-ual Fridays Blog Challenge CFC 130:  Good Egg. I not only used ovals but I also included an egg!
Hero Arts Cards--orange for the notecard and an oval drawn and cut from an orange-yellow card
Stamps from Repeat Impressions;  Hero Arts Black Ink
Prismacolor Pencils for coloring the image
Green Hills and Lemon Yellow Inks for the oval leaves using a fingertip sponge dauber
Oval Leaf Stencil, source unknown

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Work It! Wednesday: SPRING

Here's my SPRING card for the Simon Says Stamp Work It! Wednesday Challenge:
Memory Box Supplies
Blue Notecard; Bluebird Moroccan paper for the clouds,
Yellow Dots paper for the sun, Key Lime Dots for grass and stems/leaves
Dies:  Tulip Border; Watering Can; Clouds; Fringe Circle
other: gray paper scrap for the watering can
HAPPY SPRING stamp from Repeat Impressions

I put the watering can on a Wobble so it moves because of its spring!

CSI/Color Stories Inspiration Case File No. 115 Challenge

Here is the Case File No. 115 CSI Challenge for this week:

And here's my scrapbook page:
I used all 5 colors:  dark brown, pale peach, pinky peach, pale gray, and dark crimson
testimony:  I used my imagination since these are "instant relatives" purchased at auction.
I named them and gave them their ages in the Memories box.  I left room to write a story about these three children having their first formal photograph taken in the city.
evidence:  hearts; lace--doilies; diamond gridwork stencil; bird with leaves stamp; flower with leaves made from several dies; stencil flower on the doilies and flower with leaves stencil in peach ink; rub-ons for "Photograph" and "Memories"; stencil hearts in Vermillion ink;vintage paper piece "Hymn"; scrapbook 12X12 and 8X8papers
Here are some additional pictures that show close-ups of some of the elements on the page:

DCC326 Challenge @ Repeat Impressions: Things with Wings

This week's Designer's Choice Challenge 326 at the blog for Repeat Impressions is:  Things with Wings.  I used the waterlilies and dragonflies stamp from Repeat Impressions as my focal image.  I stamped it in Archival Tide Pool ink and clear embossed before watercoloring with Distress Inks and a waterbrush.  I cut out the circle  and mounted it on Memory Box Bluebird Moroccan paper and then on Memory Box Bluebird Dots paper.  I layered the same papers for the sentiment block at the bottom of the card, adding some holes and silver cord.  All of this is put together on a blush pink notecard.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes With Buttons

The Simon Says Stamp Challenge for this week is:  Anything Goes With Buttons.  Here's my card:
Memory Box Bluebird Notecard
Memory Box Bluebird Moroccan Paper
Vintage Buttons embossing folder--Sizzix
Hero Arts Cornflower Blue Ink
Vintage buttons from my collection
white twine
silver cord

Tuesday Morning Sketches #242 Challenge

The Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge #242 has this sketch for inspiration:

And this is my card:
Memory Box Pool Notecard
Memory Box Pool Patterned Papers--clouds, dots, distressed dots
Memory Box dies--clouds, umbrella
Memory Box April Showers stamp
Simon Says Stamp Banner die
white cardstock; red cardstock
Balzer Rain Stencil and Hero Arts Cornflower Blue Ink
scallop square punch; square punch -- to create the frame

CAS-ology Week 88 Challenge: Lucky

The CAS-ology Week 88 Challenge is LUCKY.  This is a clean and simple card challenge.  I used a set of "Mechanical Fanfare" Letters from Recycled Rubber Art Stamps and the Gearworks Border and Mini Gears dies from Memory Box cut from gold mirror card.  The letters were stamped in Gold Delicata Ink on a white notecard and clear embossed for extra shine.  I've included some close-up shots to show the shimmer more and the stamp details.  Kind of a steampunk lucky card!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

PaperCrafter's Corner Magazine Monday Challenge Week 45

Here's the inspiration for the Week 45 Magazine Monday Challenge at PaperCrafter's Corner:

This made me think about the way I camp in the Maine woods.  I made a 12X12 piece that could go in a scrapbook, although I am not a scrapbooker.  I most likely will place this against some mat board and prop it on an easel on the fireplace mantel.  With snow and ice still on the ground, and more snow in the forecast for tomorrow and later in the week, I won't be camping anytime soon!

title in the upper left:  CAMPING IN THE MAINE WOODS

upper left close-up
photograph of Andrew in the Spider Web
on the kids' trail at Bradbury Mountain
upper right close-up
photograph of moose at Moosehead Lake
photograph of Andrew and our trusty LLBean tent
(He's still using it 25 years after I took this picture!)
close-up view of the lower right

close-up lower left
photograph of rope swing at rest stop
on the way to Acadia National Park

I made the typography--black, all caps--using my Dymo Label Maker and Clear Tape.
It looks like the type is printed on the photographs.

Monday, March 24, 2014

One of my projects featured at PaperCrafter's Corner

My project was featured today on the PaperCrafter's Corner Blog:

Anne T.
Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 44 Submission (View 1) by Anne T. (image)
Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 44 Submission (View 1) by Anne T.
Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 44 Submission (View 2) by Anne T. (image)
Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 44 Submission (View 2) by Anne T.
Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays -Week 44 Submission by Anne T.
Anne created a fun stow-away box for all her left-over St. Patty’s Day creating supplies. 
She re-purposed a stationery box for her project and filled it with lots of green goodies!
I am loving her collection of vintage lady images, how about you?
Be sure to stop by Anne’s blog to see her collection and to learn a bit more about how Anne created this box.

CAS on Sunday Challenge #29

Challenge #29 One Layer Wonder on the Clean And Simple on Sunday blog.

I decided to make a card using the inlaid die cut technique that really then does make a one layer card.  And I think the technique is a wonder!
Memory Box White Notecard
Balzer Rain Stencil
Memory Box Rings and Puddles Stencil
Hero Arts Cornflower Blue Ink and fingertip dauber
Memory Box clouds die cut into the front of the card
and then cut again from Memory Box Distressed Dots Bluebird Paper
Memory Box Umbrella die cut into the front of the card
and then cut again in red cardstock
I used typing paper with lots of tape runner secured to the back of the card front
and then popped the pretty papers into the empty glue-y spots.
Here's a side view of the card and you can see that by inlaying the die cuts you get a perfectly flat one layer card!

MOJO Monday Challenge 338

This Monday's  Challenge 338:

For this challenge I used Memory Box products:
Lagoon Notecard
Pool Papers--Moroccan, Dots, Distressed Dots, Clouds, and Cardstock
Verona Bouquet die No.  98873
Plush Bow die No. 98870
circle scallop punch and other circle punches in a variety of sizes
white pearls

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Transparent

The theme for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is TRANSPARENT.
I chose to make a window using a PoppyStamps die and clear acetate behind it and created a rainy day view out the window on Memory Box Distressed Dots Bluebird paper using Memory Box and PoppyStamps clouds and raindrops dies.  I also used a Balzer Rain stencil on the front of the card with Hero Arts Cornflower Blue Ink to further the rain theme.  The sentiment is from Memory Box.  The accessories are a table lamp base die from Poppystamps repurposed as a vase full of Memory Box Tulips (cut from a border stamp in several papers and layered).  And I just had to add the Memory Box Umbrella.  Here are several views: