May 28, 2011

Congrats on Your Pregnancy Easel Card for the OCC.

Time for another OCC project! Our challenge was to make a baby-themed card using Kraft, a button and trim. Would you believe I already had one I made a couple weeks ago? I just hadn’t blogged it yet!

tara preg  easel card

I made this for a woman in our congregation who is expecting her second baby. I’m not sure if she likes purple but I sure hope so! I think the shading on the carriage sucks, I actually added quite a bit of Y35 to the Y21 I used to colour it but for some weird reason, you really can’t see it much. The whole right side of the carriage is supposed to look shaded, like the dress. Oh well.

I made it into an easel card because I hope that she will display it until the baby is born and it will be way more sturdy this way. I normally go with a more shabby style but the gal I’m giving it to isn’t that way at all. More modern, so I think this card would suit her better than one dripping with lace and distressing.

I hope you will join us at the OCC blog this week. We’d love to have you play along . Be sure to check out all of the awesome samples the team has for you!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Stamping Bella, ticket-PTI
Ink: Memento black, fresh snow white-PTI, eggplant, lavender-SU!
Paper: Kraft, purple,artichoke CS-SU!, white CS-Taylored Expressions, DP-Kioshi Basic Grey
Accessories: silk flower-Michaels, brad (um, I mean button of course)-Basic Grey, ribbon-stash, foam dots-Jody Morrow, Copics: V12,15,17, G21,25, Y21,35, E00,21,33,35,37, Bs and YRs(um, sorry, can’t remember), W00,1,3, ticket die, scalloped edge die-PTI, Cuttlebug embossing folder

May 27, 2011

Ice Cream Sundae for Doodle Pantry

ice cream sundae yum

Isn’t this ice cream sundae cute? It is from a set called Decadent Desserts. Laurie started with a image with pickles instead of bananas and called the set Crazy Cravings! I suggested that she also create a set changing the pickles to bananas which would appeal to more people. Don’t you love it? If you notice, I shaded the glass dish to look like the ice cream shows through a bit.

decadent desserts store image

Laurie is having a sale this weekend! Visit Doodle Pantry for all the details.

Enjoy, Rebecca

Doodle Pantry
Stamp: JustRite
Ink: pretty in pink-SU!
Paper: DCWV Sweet stack, sweet blush CS, white CS-Xpress It, Pink CS-stash, doily-Ellen Hutson
Accessories: foam dots-Jody Morrow, Copics-R81,83, YR30,31, G21,24, B10, C1,3,7 Clear Spica, Sakura Jelly Roll Pen, circle and labels 8 Nesties

May 21, 2011

Triple Threat-Doodle Pantry, OCC and Mojo Card–Noah’s Ark

I am so happy tonight. I didn’t mind making one card but I really didn’t feel like making 3. So I was so happy when I managed to get them all into one card!

noahs ark mojo

The image is an adorable one released this month by Doodle Pantry. You can get it as an outline or coloured as well as with or without a rainbow (though technically the rainbow appeared after they landed, it is very cute and adds colour to your image!)

noahs ark store image

The OCC challenge this week was Frame It! Create a Frame on your project. But it must be raised up off the base of the project. So, at first, I wished I had printed my image a bit smaller so I could place a Labels 1 frame OVER the image. So I pondered what to do and decided to place my frame UNDER my image! YEAH!


I also changed the proportions of Mojo Monday this week to fit the image and frame. I still think it’s pretty recognizable!

Be sure to pop by the OCC blog to check out all the fab projects our DT has for you. Don’t forget to visit their blogs and leave ‘em some love!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Doodle Pantry
Ink: Distress Broken China
Paper: tracing paper (instead of vellum)-art store, Seaside DP-October Afternoon, white CS-Xpress It, baja CS-SU!
Accessories: Labels 1, Circle Nesties, Copics E11,31,33,35,37, Y21,28,35,38, YG 64,67 G14, BG10,72, B32,41,45 R22,24, W1,3,5,7, C3 V000,12, EK Success mini scalloped punch, foam dots-JodyMorrow, brads-stash

May 18, 2011

Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop-Worst Day at the Beach

TE blast blog hop

Welcome to another TE blog hop! I hope you’ve enjoyed all the projects before mine! The theme this month was masculine cards. I have to admit, I used to be afraid of them but when you live in a house with 3 guys you have to get good at them pretty quickly!

te masc beach card

The sentiment came out a bit light, in case you can’t read it, it says, “The worst day at the beach is better than the best day at work.” AMEN! So, how do you make a beach themed card without using any beach themed stamps? Well, you start by using the boxers from the Hangin’ Out set and stamp them on patterned paper to make swim trunks. Then you steal the worst day sentiment from the Crafty Expressions set. And since ‘at the beach’ isn’t an fill-in option, you use JustRite stamps! Cool huh?

If you like my card, I hope you will visit again to check out my work; I have subscription thingies on my sidebar. If you’d like to see some of my blog hop projects from previous months, just click on the Blast tag at the bottom of this post. I love your sweet comments, I’m feeling yucky today and almost didn’t participate so even a short comment would make my day!

Enjoy, Rebecca

TE, JustRite
Ink: chocolate, not quite navy-SU!, Vintage Photo Distress ink
Paper: all DP and CS-CTMH
Accessories: border strip-PTMH, Labels4, square Nesties, foam dots-Jody Morrow, Copic B45

May 17, 2011

A Very Late OCC Post–Not So Neutral!

Wow, did I ever have a terrible week last week! Our whole family had the nastiest cold and sore throat, ugh. Anyway, I’ve finally caught up so here is my take on Linda’s only neutrals challenge. Use light neutrals only (tan, ivory, taupe, grey, white), metallics are OKtoo, on your card with dark neutrals (dark grey, chocolate, black) as accents only. But that alone would be too easy! So there is a twist to use lace and buttons too!

happily ever after neutrals easel

I first thought of white and gold so I went with this wedding easel card. The gold is applied using a gold paint pen. I was DYING to use pink and green on the flowers but I resisted. The lace is lace tape used for making Battenberg lace. I’ve had it for so long and I’ve not made the lace so I decided it could go on cards instead.

It is hard to see but the tulle that extends under the ribbon on the lower half of the card is also behind the upper part of the card. You just can’t see it against the background. It is very frilly and feminine. The Gold rimmed pearls are buttons with the shanks cut off.

I hope you will check out the rest of the OCC design team gal’s projects at the OCC blog. They are so awesome! It’s really not so hard, come on, play with us!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Ink: memento black, Versamark
Paper: white CS-Taylored Expressions
Accessories: gold paint pen-Pilot, gold ribbon-stash (off a gift box I believe), tulle, buttons, lace-stash, pearls-Dollarama, gold EP-SU!, foam dots-Jody Morrow, Copics E00,21, 33, curved Rectangle Nesties

May 11, 2011

Pinterest Anyone?

Ok, so I have to be the dumbest gal out there. Why on earth can't I figure out Pinterest? They now have an iPhone app! Yeah! but there is no tutorial. I get that you are supposed to use it instead of bookmarking everything which would be more than awesome because hubby is never sure they will all be there after each update. I simply can't loose them all!

But I can't figure out how to pin something. And I can't figure out why it won't allow some of the board names I try to use. I've got the repinning thing now, finally, but I have no idea how to pin something I see while surfing. If anyone can help me out, I'll be so grateful. I might even love you forever!

ETA: I finally figured it out, the iPhone version anyway. You download the app, then you have to follow the instructions for installing a Bookmarklet. Put it somewhere easy to find, not at the bottom of a long list for example. Maybe give it it's own folder?? After that, when you want to 'pin' something (that is add it to one of your boards aka folders in your Pinterest account) you click on the little bookmark icon. NOT the + sign you would usually use to create a bookmark. Find the "Pin It" bookmark and click it. Now a bunch of thumbnail sized pictures should appear. Choose the one that best represents what you want to save and click it. It will then come up with a little button "Pin It". Click it and you will go to Pinterest to choose a board to save it under and add a title. Thats it. Not as hard as it sounds. Hope this helps someone.

May 07, 2011

OCC Weaving Challenge-Floral Vine Card

This week our OCC challenge was to use weaving on your card. I decided to use an uneven type of weaving, threading Memory Thread by DMC through a trellis to resemble a vine.

weaving vine card

Memory Thread is like very thin cording with wire inside so it holds it’s shape pretty well. I used a hydrangea punch, embossing the petals individually in a circular pattern to give them dimension. The larger ones are embossed downwards and the small ones are embossed upwards in a cup shape. I think I will add more flowers later and when I decide to use this card, I will add a tiny tag tied onto the trellis with a little sentiment.

I hope you will play along this week. Be sure to visit the OCC blog to see the other AWESOME samples the Design Team have created!

Enjoy, Rebecca

SU! DP, white CS-Taylored Expressions
Accessories: Trellis, hydrangea punch-MS, Memory Thread, EK Success scalloped border punch, pearls-Dollarama

May 05, 2011

Doodle Pantry Release Day! Bunny Wabbit Baby Card

Welcome to another release day for Doodle Pantry. We have some new fabulous images available for your crafting pleasure. I was delighted to use Bunny Wabbit again, it’s an image that was previously licenced to Clear Dollar Stamps but now it’s available at Doodle Pantry! I seriously think it is just the sweetest image EVER!

bunny wabbit capella_wm

Although it’s a bit girlie, I would give this to the mom of either a boy or a girl as long as she likes this style. Because everyone who loves vintage knows that boys historically used to wear dresses until they were toilet trained, wore lace and ribbons and even pink! So I don’t think the bow, blush and flowers would bother them. It’s not like the baby will wear this right??

The ribbon was hand dyed by spritzing it with alcohol then pressing it crumpled into an Antique Linen ink pad. This of course leaves much undyed so I filled in the missing areas with a R11 Copic marker. Then I spritzed and scrunched again, then dried it.

Details: pearls on image and on punched edge, tone-on-tone background stamping, embossed sentiment.

I hope you will visit Doodle Pantry, Laurie has some awesome specials so be sure to check out the Specials Page. One bundle is 32% off! And she has outdone herself with an ADORABLE SVG file of Noah;s Ark! It is truly one of the most unique templates I have ever seen. And if you don’t have an E-die cutter, she has also created PDF files and some awesome digi papers to print it on!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Doodle Pantry
Stamps: Crafty Secrets (Baby Girl Postcard Kit), flourish-Tim Holtz
Ink: Versamark, sage-SU!, Antique Linen Distress
Paper: Capella-Basic Grey, Sage, Cocoa-SU!, Ivory CS-Taylored Expressions
Accessories: chocolate EP-stash, seam binding ribbon-Etsy, punch-MS, pearls-Dollarama, Copics-E11,31,33, R20, W00,1