Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Dancing With The Stars Inspiration

Last night I was watching the "Dancing with the Stars" episode that I recorded Monday night. I just LOVE all of those dresses! The frills, the sparkles, the colors, the designs...they are so inspirational. Maybe I am way too obsessed with paper crafting. LOL! I saw this dress on The Bachelor's partner and immediately thought of PTI's new Hawaiian Shores.

So then I started composing a card in my head and ran up to my craft room and played around. This is what I came up with. It was SO much FUN to make! I have been in such a slump recently and this definitely helped me get over it. I've wanted to try the ribbon technique that I see so many people doing. Mine isn't that great, but it'll have to do for now.

I used my ATG gun to adhere the glitter onto the cardstock. I layered the flower and used dimensionals. If you look at her dress she has a poofy turquoise flower on her shoulder. I can't perfect the poof just yet. I'll have to try out Dawn McVey's technique one day.

Inside of the card I stamped a couple of sentiments. And viola, done.

I'm eyeing a few other of the dresses from that episode so I might whip up another DWTS Inspiration card soon. If anyone is interested in joining me, I'd be so delighted!! (haha, get it?) Just put your link in the comments section so I can check it out. Thanks for stopping by on your busy day! :)

Stamps: PTI Delightful Dahlia & Mother
Ink: Versafine Black
Paper: PTI Hawaiian Shores, SU Black
Misc: PTI Hawaiian Shores Satin Ribbon & Button, SU Dazzling Diamonds, EK Success Punch, pop dots

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sugar Nellies Easel Card

I have wanted to try to make an easel card for some time now. It looked really cool to me but a bit complicated. Surprisingly it was a snap to put together. I wanted to get it entered into a challenge given by Sugar Nellies on SCS. So I threw this together while dh was cooking dinner and the kids were running amuck. I need to go round them up for bed now. Have a great night!

Stamps: Sugar Nellies Daisy, PTI Butterfly Dreams
Ink: Memento Black, Adirondack Lettuce, Martha Stewart blue chalk ink
Paper: SU Old Olive, PTI Sweet Blush, Imaginese & Chatterbox Patterned Paper
Misc: Sewing Machine, Nestabilities, EK Success Punch, MS Butterfly Punch, Prima flowers, PTI button, flat back pearls, Copics

Butterfly Dreams

I have wanted this stamp set since PTI released it in February. I just love how Niki designed it!! Butterflies are one of my all time favorite images. And they have a special place in my heart. Whenever I see one, I always think of my sister-in-law who passed away from Hodgkins Disease 15 years ago. It's like a sign that she is near me. It's funny, I just now realized that rainbows used to be the sign (long story) and here I made this card in rainbow colors. It was definitely not intentional! But I am loving the coincidence!!

Anyway this card was made for the PTI swap that I am in over at SCS. Angela gave us sketches to choose from and boy was this one a tough one for me. (Sorry, I can't find the sketch right now.) But once I got it together, everything fell into place. I love how that happens.

Stamps: PTI Butterfly Dreams
Ink: PTI Hawaiian Shores, Versamark
Paper: PTI White, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, SU Old Olive, PTI Hawaiian Shores, PTI Bitty Dots paper in Summer Sunrise & Berry Sorbet,
Misc: PTI Butterfly Die, flat back pearls