October 27, 2012

KI Memories - Flashback Collection


Today i have 3 cards to share, yes that is 3 cards!! If you read my blog regularly you know that i have been a bit busy the past couple months! Still am, but i do find some time to get in the craft room and i was able to get in there again a few days ago.

We got a new Hampton Art Design Team box (hopefully more about that next week!) and we got the entire KI Memories Flashback Collection. The collection includes double sided papers, washi tape, stickers, stamps and more.

What a chance to win some KI Memories goodies! Details at the end of the post!! :)

I've been playing with the Flashback stamps, washi tape and stickers, and i got my inspiration from Moxie Fab, they are having challenges this past week for Paper Crafting Tips and Tricks Week and the Flashback collection fits right in with a couple of them! (probably more, but i don;t have that much time!! lol) :)

My first 2 cards fit in with the Alphabet Sticker Challenge. The Flashback collection has a big 12 x12 sheet of alphabet stickers. I used the big multi colored alphabet stickers, and adhered a bunch of the stickers over my white cardbase and trimmed any that went over the edge.

Next i used a Polaroid sticker from the Flashback collection, adhered it to white cardstock and cut out. Then i stamped the camera image on pattern paper, cut it out and adhered it to the Polaroid with pop up dots. I stamped here's the story with black ink and cut it out. I adhered it and a 2012 sticker to the Polaroid. Last i adhered the Polaroid to the alphabet stickered cardbase.

Now i still had a few alphabet stickers left, but not enough or the right ones to make any words, so adhered all the left over alphas to a piece of cardstock and then die cut it with two shapes. Now i have 2 elements i can use later!

After this i went to throw away the used sticker sheet but i got to looking at it and i had a small part that still had the centers for the D's, O's and such, and i though what if i adhered the negative to a cardbase, it just might be usable! Turned out pretty good!!

I added 3 stripes of red Chevron washi tape to the bottom. Next i adhered white twill ribbon across the card. I stamped Oh Snap on the white ribbon. Then i stamped the camera image on white cardstock, cut it out and adhered it to my card.

My last card fits Moxie Fab's Square Punch Challenge. I made a cardbase from white cardstock and i used a square punch on the bottom right corner. I stamped the background sentiment on the inside of the card, all along the bottom.

Next i wrapped several pieces of wahi tape around black twine. Then i tore each end so they were roughly the same length. Then i adhered the banner across the card and added black twine bows.

Are you still with me!?!?!  :) Well if you that are, you are in luck! Hampton Art is having a AWESOME KI Memories Flashback Giveaway!  It is a Face off between Washi Tape and Stamps!! Click here to vote! And remember you can vote every day until Nov 1st at 8pm EST. Good Luck!!


Supplies: All supplies are from KI Memories Flashback Collection unless other wise stated.
Stamps: Click Click, Storyteller, Tick Tock
Stickers: Letterhead, Little Things
Pattern Paper: Blocks of Time
Washi Tape: Red Chevrons, Patches, Blue Skies
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink: Soot. Stazon: Black
Twine: May Arts

October 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop


It's time for Papertrey Ink's monthly Blog Hop!! For October our inspiration came from non traditional colors. PTI's blog has several photos and colors to choose from.  This is the photo that i picked:

So as i sat down and made my card, i had my idea and as i started stamping it, i realized Sweet Blush is too light of a pink, so instead i used Raspberry Fizz.

I found a stray strip of fabric and stamped a string of Christmas lights across it. I did the wire in Dark Chocolate and the lights in Raspberry Fizz, Scarlet Jewel and Ripe Avocado.

Next i stamped the flourishes in Classic Kraft ink on my Kraft cardbase. Next i die cut the Happy Day Die from Kraft and stamped the sentiment in Dark Chocolate. I lightly inked the edges of the label, then adhered it to my cardbase.

Last i adhered the fabric strip across my card and trimmed the edges.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Holiday Lights
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Fizz, Classic Kraft, Ripe Avocado, Scarlet Jewel
Kraft Cardstock - The Paper Studio
Die: Happy Day

October 23, 2012

Play Date Cafe Challenge #154


I have a new card to share with you today and a new (to me) challenge. I've been wanting to play along for awhile now and finally had some extra time this past weekend. It is a weekly color challenge at The Play Date Cafe, the colors this week are Flame, Grape and Mulberry:

I'm using some yummy new KI Memories by Hampton Art products! You can find the Flashback line at Two Peas in a Bucket.

Once i found some ink that closely matched the challenge, i stamp out 3 clocks and cut them out. Next i adhered the washi tape across my card.

I stamped the sentiment above the tape and added a stamped arrow. Last i adhered the clocks with pop up dots. A little more graphic then i'm used to, but i like it!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


by KI Memories by Hampton Art unless otherwise specified.
Flashback Collection
Tick Tock - Stamps
Daily Flashback & Red Chevron - Washi Tape
Ink: Ranger - Dusty Concord, Fired Brick. Papertrey Ink - Enchanted Evening

October 22, 2012

CAS-ual Friday's Over the Edge


How is everyone!! I know its been a while! I'm afraid there is a lot of Chemistry and Biology in my past and future (its taking over my life!!), but i was finally able to get in the craft room this past weekend, so over the next couple day's i'll have some new cards to share!!

It's been a long while since i have had a chance to play at CAS-ual Friday. They have had some great challenges that i wish i could have done, but with my extra time i'm finally able to do a challenge!

This weeks challenge is to have an element on your card go over the edge! And of course i made a Christmas card!! I'm going to do a quick how to and then i have to get writing a biology paper tonight! :)

I made a card from cardstock, stamped the graph in light grey ink. Then i stamped the sentiment in black ink.

Next i stamped the flowers, cut them out and added a little glitter glue to the centers. Last i adhered them to the cardbase!! Easy peasy!!! (and also the reason i like doing CAS cards!!!) :)

I'll have another card tomorrow and one on Thursday!! Gasp!! I know 3 in one week!! (thank goodness for scheduled posts!!!!)  :D

Thanks for stopping by!!


Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Bells & Boughs,  Desktop File
Ink: Papertrey Ink: Soft Stone, Pure Poppy, True Black
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink: Rustic Cream
Other: Stickles

October 6, 2012

World Card Making Day 2012

Click here, if you are looking for my Hampton Art/Really Reasonable Ribbon Choose Hope Blog Hop!

Hello everyone!!

HAPPY World Card Making Day!!  YAY!!!

I have a one layer Christmas card to show you today!! I hope to get in the craft room later this afternoon when i get home for work. I have a birthday card and gift i have to get done, along with a zillion other things!!  lol

At first i was going to stamp the poinsettia's in pinks and reds, but then looking at all my inks, i realized i haven;t used any purple lately, after a little inking i found a combination that i liked.

To make the flowers, i started with Winter Wisteria. Then for the second layer i used Plum Pudding, but i stamped it off, then i did it again. Weird i know, but full strength was too dark and one stamp off was not enough. Last i used royal velvet.

I stamped the leaves and sentiment. Then i used watermark ink and stamped the flower centers then embossed them with sliver. Last i rounded the bottom left corner.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful World Card Making Day!


Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Christmas Poinsettia
Ink: Papertrey Ink: Royal Velvet, Plum Pudding, Winter Wisteria, Ripe Avocado. Tim Holtz Distress ink: Black Soot. Versamark.
Other: Joanns: Silver embossing powder.

October 2, 2012

Hampton Art & Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop


Welcome to Hampton Art & Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop! We are celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness today! If you arrived here from Patti's blog you are in the right place! If you just happened by i hope you will join us today, Hampton Art and Really Reasonable Ribbon are giving away great prizes, so make sure you comment on each designers blog to be entered!! (And who dosen;t like free stuff!?!?)

The blog hop starts on Hampton Art blog and ends at Really Reasonable Ribbon blog, but you can start anywhere, its all connected!! And don't forget to have fun!!

For my project i wanted to do something a little different then a usual card, so i decided to do a wreath instead of a card .... but after finishing the wreath i felt i NEEDED a card!! So i made a card too!! lol!

I got a wreath at a local big box craft store, only it was green!!  I needed it white (which they didn't have, of course)! So i went home and used some left over exterior paint, and surprisingly it covered the green foam pretty good!

Once dried i used some jute ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and wrapped it around the wreath. I didn;t worry about securing the ends, because i knew when i added the flowers, they would do it for me, and by the way, this is more an inside wreath then outside!! ;)

To make the flowers i got some satin fabric in pink tones and cut out some strips. (the bigger the strip bigger the flower). Then i cut each strip in square like shapes (no need to be perfect for any of this!!)   Next i cut a circle from each square. I made sure i had roughly 3 sizes, large, medium and small.

Then i carefully held each circle up to a flame, but NOT touching!!  This melted and curled the fabric. Once this was complete i layered 3 or so circles to make one flower.

Next i used pink pearl pins and pierced all three layers. I placed the flower on the wreath securing the flower with the pin. The pins made it super easy to adjust the placement of the flowers until i had them just perfect (for me anyway! lol!)

As i added my flowers, i used baby pink seam binding, securing it at first with a flower and winding it around the other flowers, creating loops and securing it. This seam binding filled in the space between flowers and added another interesting element to the wreath. There is no right or wrong way, i just moved it around until it looked good to me. :)

I also created a little banner for the wreath, and because this is Breast Cancer Awareness month i used the word Hope and two stamped pink ribbons. I die cut little banner triangles and stamped the word out with Hampton Art 7 Gypsies alphabet stamps. Next i stamped 2 Think Pink Ribbons and cut them out.

I adhered the ribbons and the triangles to twine. Then i added them to the wreath with more pink pearl pins.

After i finished the wreath, i thought it really needed a card to go with it!

So i made a cardbase and stamped a text background in brown ink. Next i wrapped the baby pink seam binding around the card and tied it into a multi-looped bow. Then i used some extra flower petals and a pin to make one more flower. I adhered the flower to the bow center. Last i stamped a pink ribbon in Dark Cherry ink in the bottom right corner.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Your next stop in the hop is talented Misty!


Hampton Art: 7 Gypsies: Alphabet SC0505, Very Beautiful SC0502, Signature Collection: Think Pink Stamp Set KN2456.
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Jute Ribbon, Baby Pink Seam Binding

Ink: Colorbox Dye Ink: Mudslide, Dark Cherry
May Arts: Twine
Dies: Papertrey Ink: Banner Builder
Cardbase: Papertrey Ink: Rustic White
Fabric: Joanns: Various pink satin fabric