Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pretty Pins and a Card

I bought Pretty Pins on the Jackpot June sale and was wondering what to do with them. I needed some gift boxes to send some presents in so this is what I came up with.

The boxes are brown Silpada jewelry boxes. I knew that's why I saved them so I could alter them. The Topstitch papers work well with brown box. I put a little bling on this pretty pin.
I had a tiny bit of More to Adore paper that I had left over from a class I took a long time ago (see Tracey - I saved the scraps).
I only covered the box lids put the ribbon on the lid so it can be lifted off all in one piece.

I made this card for my aunt. I just love this quote.

Thanks for looking!

H2H Color Challenge

Well, this weeks H2H challenge was a color challenge and I really wanted to play but wasn't sure if I had all the colors.

So I did some research - thank goodness everything in the catalog is labeled.

Blush - not to be confused with baby pink - is in the Topstitch Level 2 packet and the Daydream Level 2 paper packet - check. Blush cardstock - check. Blush ink - check. Blush embellishment - just purchased on the June Jackpot - check.

Now, Vineyard Berry - card stock? - nope. Ink? - nope. Embellishments? - nope. Oh, wait - according to the catalog Topstitch has Vineyard berry - cool! I've got that. Pull out the Topstitch paper pack, looking, looking, looking . . . . teeny, tiny, microscopic flowers on the striped B&T paper - hummm, we'll see. Oh, and I have the My Stickease and there are round Vineyard Berry stickers - hmmm, we'll see.

Now on to the Creme Brulee . . . looking, looking, looking . . . ok, Daydream has some B&T paper - Creme Brulee background with dots. AND low and behold those Fancy Cuts Die Cuts Botanicals has a whole sheet of Creme Brulee flowers (and Juniper and Sorbet) with a solid Creme Brulee on the back. I KNEW there was a reason I bought those so long ago.

So I pull all these scraps together and they look like . . . . crap - who ever heard of a Creme Brulee colored flower? The whole card is going to pink! Nothing looks right together! Who picked these colors anyhoo! (I hope I wasn't the only one whining about the challenge.)

I decided to do a 3 x 3 card since I wasn't sure about anything. I even used repositional adhesive because I wasn't sure if the card would turn out. But this is what I came up with:

Whew! That was hard but I enjoyed the challenge. And it actually turned out nice. I used the "Hey There Cupcake" stamp and masked the "Cupcake" part. Sorry, I whined. All products are CTMH except for the brown ink. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

This week end

This is what I did this weekend. Needless to say not much else got done around the house and my dining roo . . . er my craft room is a wreck. But I got all my birthday cards done for a while.

Mom's birday card.

My nephew Winston's birthday card - I have already mailed this.

My hubby's 49th birthday card.

My sister's birthday card - matched the bag I made.

Alayna's first birthday card.

Oh, and this is a little 2 inch canvas thingy I picked up at Archivers. Printed a teeny tiny pic of hubby and me and used some CTMH rub ons. I have to find some magnets to glue on the back and I'll put it on my fridge.
Hope everyone else had a productive week end! Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

H2H Challenge - ABC - Anything But a Card

This weeks H2H challenge is Anything But a Card. I decided to finally do something with the beautiful bags they give out at Charles Penzone Salon. Charles Penzone is a local salon where I have my hair cut. When you buy product they put your hair gel in these cute little brown and green bags with lovely brown grosgrain ribbon for handles. (Probably to make you feel better about spending $16 on hair goo.) The ribbon is just tied in knots on the inside of the bag so they were easy to remove.

This is the "before" picture. (Please disregard the complete mess in my dining roo . . . er craft room.)

I love the brown so I decided to try some of my Topstitch papers with it and make a simple gift bag. Luckily the sides of the bag do not have any advertising on them so they didn't have to be covered. I removed the ribbon, covered the front and back with B&T paper, punched holes using the bag as a guide and put the ribbon back through the holes. The ribbon handles were pretty wrinkled so I ironed them. (What was Charles thinking!) I got the technique of faux stitching and lollipop flowers from watching Tresa Black's Ustream Channel.
Cute little gift bag! All products are CTMH except the clear button. Here are a couple more views:

Monday, July 5, 2010

H2H14 Sketch Week - Wishes CityScape

Here is my entry for this week. I had "fun" making this little card and I got to use my felt embellishments I got on one of the June Jackpots. Love the "Let's Get Together" papers. Thanks for looking.