Friday, November 6, 2009

Human Birthday.

I needed a card for an engineer that I work with, and I started to panic. What kind of card do you give to an engineer?!? Then I thought of this cute little robot stamp from Stampin Up, and the two resistors that my friend KP gave me with some other embellishments a couple of years ago. I remember thinking, what on earth would I ever use these for... lol. I'm glad I remembered I had them when I was making this quick and easy card. I stamped the robot in STAZ ON black, and colored him in with a silver colored pencil. The picture doesn't do it justice, because he really looks metal. I stamped the little nuts and bolts from the same stamp set, all around the edge of the focal image layer in a light gray, and mounted it on a random silver cardstock I had in my stash. It was a simple card, but I ended up liking it a lot. The recipiant was very impressed with the resistors. YAY for random objects added to an embellishment stash. =)

Supplies: Robot, bolts, and sentiment stamps, orange CS from S.U. Paterned paper from MME, and two electronic resistors.


Friday, October 30, 2009

Joy-fall Birthday!!

This is a card that I made for my friend for his birthday. I was going for something fall-ish, which would also be kinda guy-ish... lol. I like how it turned out, with the exception of it looking more reddish in the picture, than it really is. It's really more of a burnt orange. Oh well, on here it looks kinda Christmasy, which isn't that far around the corner either I guess. =)

Supplies: Loopy brads, Gold embosing powder, mini brads (Michael's), Twine, oval templates from Creative Memories, patterened paper from MME. Leaf image, sentiment, Markers and CS from Stampin UP.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sew Glad

Today I have a card for you that I created with one of my new Stamps from the Unity Kit Club. What a great idea this is, I get a new Kit of Stamps every month to play with. How fun!!

I also must tell you about the most AWESOME paper pack purchase EVER!! It is a 300 piece paper assortment from K&Company that I found at JoAnn. It comes in a cool 12x12 paper box, and you get three sheets of 100 different papers. I don't know if you're like me, but when I get a large paper assortment like that, I usually only love about a third of them, but with this box of paper, I absolutely LOVE all of them with the exception of maybe 7 or so. That is about 279 pieces of paper that I just adore!! Can't beat that!! This box of paper sells for $40.00 retail, but I bought it when it was on sale for 50% off, and with my additional 10% coupon, it was a real steal!! I am trying to resist the urge to buy another one, because then I would have to be pretty much set on patterned paper for LIFE!!

Also, as promised, I am including a snapshot of the stamp I refered to in my previous post, the handmade stamp for the back of my cards, that I found at JoAnn about a month ago. It is made by Inkadinkadoo, and I LOVE IT!!

Supplies for Card: Unity Stamps - Dress stand stamp (April KOM); Stampin Up - Sewing Machine stamp, from Puns of the Past set; S.U. Cool Carribean Ink and Cardstock, Distress Ink; Inkadinkadoo - Handmade Stamp; Patterned paper from K & Co. Sewing Maching, button, antique safety pin, and random piece of Ivory cardstock.

I just love How it turned out. It has a totally antique-y feel too it and is "Punny". What's not to love? This one is going to my BF's mom, she does crafts with me all the time, and has been teaching me to sew. Perfect!! Hope you like it. - Fae

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Thats all... "folky"

When I first saw this paper from MME with the little heart like leaves, I fell in love. I think it has such a folky feel to it. I knew it was the perfect paper to make a card for my Mom.

I don't think the picture does the card justice, as the pierced butterfly trails aren't that easy to see, but framed the "Mom" sentiment beautifully. I hope you like it, she said she sure did, and commented how long this card must have taken with all the detail work that was put into it. All I have to say, is she was worth every second, and then some. I just love stamping "handmade" images on the back of my cards, and found the most awesome stamp for this a couple of weeks ago. It says "Handmade, because you're worth it." And it's from Inkadinkadoo. I didn't think to get a photo of it on this card, will get one, and put it on my next post. I just love it!! I purchased it at JoAnn.

Supplies: Patterened, green and yellow papers from My Mind's Eye, card base, and letters are Ocean Tides CS from PaperTrey, the Mom sentiment was cut using my Sizzix dies - Girls are Wierd. The butterflies are a stamp from the Paper Trey sympathy set, stamped in S.U. Rose Red and Only Orange, and cut out. I used my paper piercing tool to create movement from the butterflies, and sewed white stitches around the edges of the layers, with my machine.

Hope you like it as much as mom did, lol. Have great weekend.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Bird "sew" cute

Alrighty then... Today was a day filled with accomplishments! I succesfully waxed my own eyebrows (successfully meaning, I still have two eyebrows intact, in one full section each) lol. Due to the budget constraints around here lately, I have had to bypass my wonderful hairdresser. Seeing her will be one of my top priorities when things improve. =)
My awesome brother, who seems to spoil me rotten every Christmas, bought me a Singer Simple sewing machine this year. I started to play with it yesterday, but being I have never filled a bobbin, or threaded a sewing machine in my whole life, things didn't go so well. I shut the light off in the craft room, and came back to it today. After taking the bobbin assembly completely apart, to retreive the numerous threads that were wound around it (yikes) I managed to get er put back together, and sewing even. =)
I pulled off this cute little card (go easy on me, I'm a newbie) and for the most part even managed to sew in a straight line. I don't think the picture does it justice, because I think it is way cute in person. I love it, and it doesn't even have a pun on it!!
Recipe: bird stamp from Inkadinkadoo - Birds Galore, hello stamp from CHF Rummage Bin set - Ledger Me, S.U. Soft Sky and Blue Bayou card stock, Creamy Caramel and Soft Sky inks. S.U. grossgrain ribbon, a random button, twine, and patterned paper from SandyLion. I used my Doily Lace punch for the frilly little trim, and machine sewed... yes, I said Machine Sewed the ribbon and card pieces together.
I feel "sew" proud right now. (I had to get a pun in somewhere...) Mostly because I managed to tackle my machine issues all by myself, when it was probably only the fourth time in my life I've touched one. Booya!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Have I Toad you?

Another "Punny" card, surprise, surprise. lol. This one seemed to take forever, just couldn't get it to come together, but I think it turned out cute. I was afraid I was over-doing it with all the red, but afterall, Valentine's Day IS right around the corner. =)

Recipe: Old Olive, Real Red, and River Rock inks from S.U. and Ranger Frayed Burlap Distress ink,White cs and Real Red cs from S.U. the frog, mushroom and sentiment stamps are all from the S.U. stamp set Unfrogetable, and the Soft Swirls background from S.U. I also used the new shape cutting template from Creative Memories to cut out and mat the focal image. No little toad would be complete without the beady little craft eyes.

I have the perfect stamp to put on the back of this card too, it has a little frog image, and says Toadily handmade!! Hope you like it!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Berry Much

Wow... Can you believe it? A post two days in a row... lol. I've been busy.

I'm not positive if I love this one, but I thought it turned out cute. The strawberries are from the Paper Trey ink set My Punny Valentine, which is just adorable, and perfect for this time of year. One of my old bosses told me once that I had Forster's Syndrome, which is the frequent and uncontrollable use of puns... (or something like that). Anyway, if I see a "Punny" stamp set, chances are I'm just going to have to have it. He must be right. =)

Recipe: My Mind's Eye pink and patterned papers, S.U. Old Olive cs and ink, S.U. Chocolate Chip cs, S.U. Basic Brown and Regal Rose inks. S.U. Scalloped circle punch, Ranger Tattered Rose Distress Ink, Fiskars Threading Water punch, and the My Punny Valentine set from Paper Trey Ink.

I used my paper piercing tool and template to punch holes (which really don't show in the photo) along the top behind the strawberries, and connected them using a brown colored pencil, to give the faux sewing look, and did the same on the strip of olive, using a white colored pencil. I aged the edges of the berries using the distress ink.

I just love the new border punches they are coming out with. So cute!! Must get more!! lol.