Monday, May 11, 2009

Blog hop happening now!!

Welcome to the Creative Cuts and More Blog hop!! Thanks for hopping on over from Diecut Diva!! I told you in my last post that something new and fun and exciting would be happening here today!!!

The photos you see here are from a fabulous new Mix-n-Match mini album that is from Creative Cuts and More. I had the pages die cut in chipboard, and then also in Bronze Ore Curious Metallic cardstock to cover the chipboard pages. I then had each style of page die cut out of Doublemates Terra Cotta cardstock and inserted them between the chipboard pages. The fabulous thing about Doublemates is that each side is a different coordinating color. It saves time when you don't have to cover those chipboard pages and can coordinate all the album covers!!

The above pages have been stamped with Basic Grey stamps and then cut out and adhered to the pages. I also added some Doodlebug rhinestones to some of the trees. I added a hint of color to the trees with Pearlized colored chalk. (by Pebbles.)

This page was first stamped with Fancy Pants "In the Garden" stamps in Versamark and then colored with chalk. I also stamped the dragonfly image in the right corner with brown chalk ink. The dragonfly image is from the Basic Grey "Wisteria" line. I placed a bracket frame (from CC&M) over the top and added a vellum tag from Stampin' up. On top of that I added a leaf die cut (out of Doublemates cardstock) and added some American Crafts ribbon. The word stamps are from Impression Obsession, stamped with Stayz On Timber Brown ink.

This page uses a scalloped frame (from CC&M) with a punched circle stamped with a Basic Grey "Wisteria" stamp. The word "silly" is a rub-on.
The page on the left was stamped with Basic Grey acrylic stamps. Then I added the tag (Doublemates Terra Cotta reverse side) with a Basic Grey stamp. I colored it with Pixie Dust Shimmerz. Then added a die cut leaf cut from Felt. The right-hand page uses a bracket frame with the butterfly stamped (Basic Grey Wisteria) and hand cut. It was embossed with Zing brown embossing powder from American Crafts. The word on this page is also a rub on.

These pages were stamped with Versamark and chalk brushed over the top of the design. The leaves are die cuts out of metallic cardstock, velvet paper and felt. To add some color I used Pearlized Chalk by Pebbles. The word "smile" was colored with Brilliance (in Rocket Red) and distressed on the edges with brown Chalk ink. The letters are chipboard letters by Basic Grey.
I loved working with this album. You can order the kit with all the different styled pages, or you can order each page seperately. I loved the different shaped pages, but am now thinking I might try an album of pages that are all the same shape. I am also anxious to get some pages die cut from felt...just to try and rise to the challenge of working with that!!!
Hope you have a great day and hop on over to Carla's blog to see what she has going on there!! Also, be sure to spend some time at Creative Cuts and More to check out all the fabulous products you can find there!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope all you Mom's out there have a lovely day!!! Here is a little peak at one of the cards I made for someone on Mother's Day.
The butterfly stamp is from the Basic Grey "Wisteria" line and the flourish is from Fancy Pants "In the Garden" stamp set. The butterfly is embossed with brown "Zing" embossing powder from American Crafts and the flourish is embossed with ultra fine gold from Ranger.
Enjoy your day, ladies, and check back tomorrow for something fun and exciting!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Party gift

My DD had a couple of birthday parties last weekend. And to be truthful, I just didn't have cash to buy gifts. However, what I did have was some old jeans. And a sewing machine. (That every time we move, my husband asks me if we can get rid of...) And stamps. And Stayz-On ink. Not to mention, I had some rhinestones and a little heat applicator. What does that mean? This.....

This is only one of the fancy little denim purses I made. I made the purse out of one of the legs of some old jeans. Afer that I stamped the image with Stayz-on ink. (this dragonfly image is from Basic Grey out of their Wisteria line. yum!) I then used a little heat applicator wand to apply all those nail heads and rhinestones. My DD got to pick the stamps for each of the gifts she gave. Of course, she also talked Mommy into making her one too! Now, as soon as I can hook up with some more old jeans, I am going to make myself one. Mine, however, will have to be a bit bigger. Of course, that has nothing at all to do with the fact that I have to carry all my junk and everyone else's too. In that case...maybe I ought to make mine about the size of a suitcase. Just think of all the stamping I would have room for!