Sunday, September 25, 2011

PTI Make It Monday #33

I look forward to the new Make It Monday video every single week but I either don't have the opportunity or the appropriate supplies to play along. This week, I'm just sneaking it in under the wire before the 34th challenge rolls in tomorrow :)

This "frosted image" technique is so fun, but I couldn't get my images to smudge quite as much as I would have liked. Maybe because I can't for the life of me find a white pigment ink pad that actually works? Who knows. I still think it's a perfect technique to add brightness and depth to these pine branches.

Thanks for checking out my second post today! :) See ya next time!

Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge

Perfect timing on this month's PTI blog hop... My stamps from the new release just arrived a few days ago, and I had the whole day with nothing specific to do!

This month's hop is a photo challenge.

As soon as I saw this photo I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Since I've been dying to use the new Christmas stamps from the September release, I knew I was going to be using Candy Cane Christmas (stripes) to make a stamped background (repetition) in all these awesome colors. Here's my card...

I have to be honest and say I'm a little disappointed with my finished card, mostly because of the limitations of my ink collection. I love the combination of colors in the inspiration photo, and I did my best to match them from the options I have.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a great weekend! :)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Inky Fingers Team First Blog Hop

This is so exciting - it's my A Muse Studio team's first ever blog hop! You should be hopping over from Carla's blog... I hope you're having fun! If not, head over to our upline Liz's blog to start at the beginning.

The theme of our blog hop is Autumnal Splendor. I've been really into non-card projects recently, so I thought I'd show you how you can use the awesome new items from the A Muse Holiday Catalog for some great home decor items! :)

I used the Classic Tags die set to cut tags from Sleepy Hollow cardstock (I love this stuff!). I used fall color Distress Inks to do some acrylic block stamping for the background, and then stamped images from the Too Cute to Spook stamp set in Staz-On black ink.

Then I just tied all the tags on baker's twine, used pushpins to attach it to my mantel, and added some faux leaf garlands from my local discount store! Super simple, super cute!

So now you're off to Tobey's blog! Get on over there and check out what she's got! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Fall Felt Boutonniere

Hello friends! Happy September!

Can you believe it's September?! Where did the summer go? This is such a bittersweet time of year, isn't it? Here on Cape Cod, we're happy to have things quiet down a bit. But I'll miss the warm weather, and I still hope to get in another trip to the beach. Still, I have to say I'm looking forward to fall.

I've been having so much fun playing with A Muse Studio's new felt. I haven't even used it on a card yet because my mind has just been so full of fun ideas! For starters...

I used the new Autumn Acorns die from Papertrey Ink to make this fall boutonniere. And I borrowed Maile Belles' awesome idea of turning a button into an acorn. I mean, come on... What goes together better than felt and buttons? :)

And check out my cutie hubs! He was such a good sport, letting me dress him up and take tons of pictures. Love him!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Labor Day Weekend!