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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Shabby Tea Room Challenge

I made this card for the Shabby Tea Room challenge.  Just discovered their site this week and it looks like fun.  Please visit their blog, you may be interested in creating a card for this week's challenge. 

My design is inspired by Nichole Segnere; her card is 'Don't Rain on My Parade'.  Ya'll that know me know that I'm color-blind so my colors may not match as well as Nichole's, but I'm really happy with how the overall project turned out. 

My project supply list is included below! 

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Week #33 - 'Consider it CASED!'

I am your host this week for our Tea Room Challenge and I've chosen the theme of  'Consider it CASED'!  How fun!  This week I'd love for you to create a card or project that is inspired by one of the Shabby Girls' Design Team projects listed below!  CASE = Copy And Edit Slightly, so pick your favorite card and designer from this post and then CASE it!  Maybe you like the layout, maybe you love the colors, maybe you're inspired by the theme, maybe you love the embellies used ... that's it!  Just pick one designer and her DT card below and then go make one similar to it!  Can't choose just one DT member, then feel free to CASE two, three or everyone on the team and submit all your cards and projects! BE SURE TO TELL US WHICH DESIGNER'S CARD YOU CASED FOR YOUR DESIGN!

Supply list ... 

  • 4"x5.5" white card 

  • 2 strips of double-sided paper (mine is green with a bit of mauve in it, at least that is what my cross-reference sheet says!), cut the bottom strip approximately 3"x5.5" and trim down to 2.5" using decorative edged scissors on one side, and the top strip is approximately 2"x5.5"

  • Mauve card stock ... small scrap, approximately 3.75"x3.75"

  • White card stock ... small scrap, approximately 3.5"x3.5"

  • Ribbon ... I tied a bow then ran a length of ribbon around the top and bottom of the layered strips before adhering to the top of the card

  • Elmer's Fabric & Paper Adhesive ... used to adhere the ribbon to the paper

  • 'Frog' rubber stamp

  • 'Umbrella' rubber stamp 

  • 'Friend' clear stamp

  • Dragonfly brads

  • Micron black 005 pen ... used to draw dragonfly trails and rain drops

  • Reeves watercolor paint ... watercolor everything except the umbrella

  • Koi water brush

  • GelWriters - used to color the umbrella, then used Koi water brush to soften the ink effect

  • Decorative edge scissors 
  • Fiskars corner rounder
  • Glossy Accents ... put over top of raindrops for dimension and shine

  • Scotch permanent adhesive

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

1st Christmas card done for 2010


This is my 1st Christmas card of the 2010 season! The inspiration came from a layout I found on Cardabilities, Sketch #13. Thanks for looking!


Products used
  1. DCWV white core paper (for reindeer)
  2. Sizzix machine
  3. Sizzix Embosslits XL reindeer die cut
  4. The Paper Studio reindeer paper for strip across card
  5. Plain black cardstock for strip behind reindeer paper strip
  6. Sizzix Sizzlets flourish die cut
  7. Sheer ribbon with small white dots
  8. Clear craft plastic for tags
  9. Cricut electronic cutter
  10. George and Basic Shapes cartridge for tags die cut
  11. Small "Merry Christmas" and Reindeer rubber stamps
  12. Zing Rouge embossing powder
  13. Embossing buddy
  14. Heat gun
  15. Small square black brad to hold tags in place
  16. 5 black rhinestone to embellish flourish and one on top of black brad
  17. Big Bite punch
  18. Thread and needle
  19. Fabric glue
  20. MemoryStor two-sided designer paper for background
  21. Adhesive
  22. Sandpaper
  23. Precision scissors
  24. Pigment ink
  25. Carl Brand rotary paper cutter