Sunday, September 25, 2011

A couple of cards, and a tag

Hey friends...here's a couple items I made for this week's challenges, plus one extra...a card for a friend's little boy who is turning three...enjoy.

This week's CAS-ual Fridays' challenge is to use three shades of a monochromatic color, plus brown.
My card...

Here's this week's Play Date Cafe's challenge...
Thought I would change it up a bit, and make a tag...actually, to tell you the
truth, the card didn't quite turn out as I had envisioned, so the tag is the remains of the card that went bad...hehehe.

And as promised, one last card for a little boy's third birthday...

Live well,
Trina


Card Recipe:  CFC#21- Welcome Sweet Baby
Stamps:  Sunny Side Up (Paper Smooches); Night Night Moon (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  White, Sweet Blush,  Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Etc:  Copic Markers

Card Recipe:  PDCC100 - Spring Tag
Paper:  Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf (Papertrey Ink)
Etc:  Embossing Folder (Sizzix); Flower Punch (Fiskars); Buttons, Ribbon, Twine

Card Recipe:  David is 3!
Stamps:  Falling for You, Alphadot (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores, Kraft (Papertrey Ink); Patterned Paper (Papertrey Ink & My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black
Etc:  Balloon Punch (Martha Stewart)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Challenges Galore

Busy, busy, busy today.  The weekends are usually the only time I get to craft, so here's what I've been working on today...

My first challenge to share is for this week's CAS-ual Fridays Challenge (CFC20).  This week's requirement was to make a mini card no larger than 4"x4"...mine ended up being 3"x4".
I thought this picture showed PTI's impression plate a little better.  For the pineapple body, I first tapped on yellow, followed by orange, and then very lightly with brown, which came through more than I wanted...oh well, I guess it's a very ripe pineapple...hehehe.

Next, we have a card for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge (PDCC99)...
I just found out that my best friend (since 5th grade!) is pregnant, so I thought I would make a cute and fun card for her.  In case you were wondering, I used metal dots for the headlights...couldn't decide to use these, or glossy accent.

And one last one for the day...here's this week's CASE Study (CSC57) - a card by Julie Lacey, and my ode to Halloween...

That's all folks...hope you have a wonderful week.

Live well,
Trina

Card Recipe:  CAS-ual Fridays Challenge (CFC20)
Stamps:  First Fruits (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  White
Ink:  Jumbo Java, Thatched Straw, Pumpkin Spice (Tsukineko); Chamomile (Papertrey Ink)
Etc:  Impression Plate (Papertrey Ink)

Card Recipe:  Play Date Cafe Challenge (PDCC99)
Stamps:  Enjoy the Ride, A Little Argyle (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  White (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Pretty Petunia, Thatched Straw (Tsukineko)
Etc:  Die (Papertrey Ink); Metal Dots (Wal-Mart)

Card Recipe:  CASE Study (CSC57)
Stamps:  Halloweenie, Falling for You (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White, Kraft, True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Cloud White, Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Ribbon (A Muse)



Monday, September 12, 2011

One more for CAS-ual Fridays...

A quick post - decided to do one more card for this week's CAS-ual Fridays Challenge (because I can't get enough of my new Paper Smooches stamps).

Very quick and easy card...I paper pieced the pumpkin with Damask patterned paper from PTI, colored the stem and leaf, stamped the sentiment, and spider, and voila...easy peasy.
 Live well,
Trina

Card Recipe:  Happy Halloween
Stamps:  Hallloweenies (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White, Damask Patterned Paper (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Eggplant (Tsukineko)
Etc:  Copics

Sunday, September 11, 2011

In L-O-V-E with Paper Smooches!


"Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace."
-Amelia Earhart

On this Patriot Day, I honor those who demonstrated great courage on September 11th, 2001, I honor those who continue to demonstrate courage by living without their love ones, and I honor those who defend our country with great courage. 

And now for the challenges...
As you're going to see from today's post, that I've recently got a new shipment of stamps from Paper Smooches, and I am so in love with them!  This one was made for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge, which is to incorporate and a Fall theme and paper piecing.

And for our next challenge, may I present to you...
 
And here's my card, once again using a Paper Smooches stamp (how stinkin' cute is this monster?!)...
Live well,
Trina

Card Recipe:  Nutty for You
Stamps:  Falling for You (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  Dark Chocolate, Rustic Cream (Papertrey Ink); Patterned Paper (SEI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black
Card Recipe:  Love You to My Core
Stamps:  Falling for You (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  Kraft, True Black, Spring Rain, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black, Rocket Red Gold (Tsukineko)
Etc:  Copic Markers

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Black, White, Red, and One Day



Today's card combines The Play Date Cafe's {PDCC97} and CAS-ual Fridays' {CFC18}challenge, which both happens to be quite similar this week, with one exception...the CAS-ual Fridays challenge is in honor of International Literacy Day on September 8th.  This means that our project had to be inspired by a book.  My inspiration was a book by David Nicholls, "One Day", which I just found out they've made into a movie (hope they keep it true to the book).

Cover Image
An oldie, but goodie...one of my first stamps purchases, and I still love it.  Originally, the only red on the card was the heart up in the corner, but decided to add some color to the skirt with a little paper piercing.

Live well, 
Trina 

Card Recipe:  Bliss
Stamps:  Kissing Couple (A Muse); Framed (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  True Black, White, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black
Etc:  Heart Punch (Fiskars)