Monday, June 25, 2012

♥ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 chevron with techron? ♥

good morning.  today is my day to post on the OA blog and today's challenge is:

create a layout or card using at least 5 (five) miscellany pieces

here's the card i created

hello card

 the five 9 to 5 miscellany pieces i used are:

  • chipboard telephone
  • die-cut file folder
  • raffle tickets die-cut
  • sentiment/journal strip
  • button

i hope you'll come visit us on the blog to see what the sweet and oh so talented Amy Heller has created using the Miscellany.


there is a new monday CARD challenge today over at My Scrapbook Nook

today's challenge:  create a card using chevron stripes 


i created my card using the JUNE 'NOOK kit filled with the gorgeous Simple Stories Summer Fresh

i hope you can join us, we can't wait to see your interpretation of the challenges!

i hope you had a great weekend!
hugs & so much love!

Friday, June 22, 2012

♥ for the love of twine ♥

good morning.  today is my day up on the MME blog
and we are focusing on "twine".  i love twine for my cards, a LOT, but there are so many uses for twine besides just the traditional bow to accent the cards.  today i would like to share some of the other ideas that came to-mind with this challenge.

the perfect day card
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The perfect day card
Supplies: Indie Chic-Ginger:6x6 pad,layered stickers,twine,designer tapes;Misc-Cuttlebug butterfly die,hole puncher

I really wanted to play with the twine as an accent embellishment on this card.  I began the card with a triangle patterned paper design, using the Indie Chic Ginger line, stitched the triangles and then punched three butterflies.  I punched holes in one of the butterflies using my hole punch and then adhered twine to the backside to “peek through” the holes.
The perfect day card details

I stitched the top butterfly to the other two and adhered the butterfly to the triangles.

hello card

Hello card danni reid

Supplies: Indie Chic-Ginger: 6x6 pad,designer tapes,twine;Stella and Rose-stamps;Misc-Papertrey Ink stamps

I began this card by stitching the gorgeous MME doily stamps onto kraft cardstock.  I then used a hole piercer and pierced holes around the circles.  I threaded my twine through one of my larger needles and stitched the circles, tying off the backs and taping down.
Hello card details danni reid

I adhered two strips of the designer tape to the bottom.  I punched the “hello sentiment” and adhered using 3-D mounting tape.  I like that these could be mass-produced and mailed.

wonderful things card
Wonderful things card

Supplies:Indie Chic-Ginger:6x6 pad,twine,button;Misc-Papertrey Ink sentiment

I was really excited when I came across this pp in my 6 x6 Ginger pad.  I loved the large floral pattern and I really wanted to stitch the large flower and created centers for the two smaller ones.  I paper-pierced the large flower, stitched the flower with my twine and adhered a button to the center.

Wonderful things card details

To create the floral centers, I used a q-tip and applied tacky glue to the centers and rolled the twine.

can't wait to see what you will do with this challenge, unique ideas abound i'm sure and it's always fun to think outside the box a little.  

i hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with summertime sunshine and laughter♥

hugs & so much love!

Friday, June 15, 2012

♥ masculine cards jillibean style ♥

good morning.  how are you?  

 i wanted to pop in here to share a couple of the cards i created with the jillibean soup game day chili line.  i love, love this line because we have 3 boys and 1 girl here (who also plays sports) so it's the perfect line for our many sports layouts and necessary cards.

sports love card
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these ticket die-cuts from this paper make me so dern happy and i wanted to have them be the focal on at least one of my cards. 

birthday wishes card

these stars, oh these stars, they make me happy, a rainbow of stars....swooon.  so, i left them to be the focal on this CAS card and i love how colorful they are.
cut a banner strip from the lined diecut in this paper

happy card

my boys love all three sports very, very much.  during each season, they tell me whatever they are playing at the moment is their "favorite sport".  so i had to create a card with all three of the sports on it, now they will fight over who gets this one....giggle.

                                                       it's not how big you are card

i loved the circles from this diecut paper and wanted to make them the focal of a card.  the cute hearts and stars are so fun on these and make me smile.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

♥ admit one ♥

 good afternoon. 
 i wanted to share a card with you created with  the current  
have i told you that i love this kit?  it makes me so dern happy, filled with all the gorgeous Simple Stories Summer Fresh


 admit one summer card
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 i love the denim paper that comes in the JUNE NOOK KIT and really wanted to try stamping/embossing it and love the result

 i also ordered an APRIL Jillibean Soup Card Kit and wanted to share a quick card created with it.  i love the patterns and colors in this kit.

 i love the wooden butterfly buttons so, so much

 i hope you are having a great Thursday.  i am recovering from a little surgery and oh so sore, but thankful to have my house of babes to make me giggle and enjoy laying in bed watching movies with me.  i am truly blessed. 

hugs & so much love!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

♥ croppin' croppin' croppin' ♥

 hello!  how are you?  i'm really excited to share with you that the 'NOOK Summer Crop has started!  it's a summer, crop-at-your-own pace, crop with a list of ALL the challenges for summer and a deadline of  Sunday, August 12 at 11:59 p.m. PST

 yep, ALL summer.  and  the good news?  ALL the challenges will be posted within the day and there's a printable checklist, designed by our very own Pam Brown, here: 

 i also wanted to share my most recent cards with you, created with the June Nook Kit filled with gorgeous Simple Stories Fresh Summer

and the JUNE Nook GRAB BAG

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super hero card
(created with JUNE GRAB BAG)

 live, laugh and play card


 so happy card
(created with JUNE GRAB BAG)


admit summer card

 summer fresh card

i hope we'll see YOUR creations pop up in the gallery and SUMMER CROP FORUM very soon, it's going to be fun, and you DO NOT have to use a 'Nook kit to join us (it'll just make it easier)

hugs & so much love!

♥ celebrating dads ♥

Good morning everyone, danni here with some card ideas for Father's Day this upcoming Sunday.  I pulled out my MME designer tapes again for these cards, I can not tell you how I love them.  Jana shared several incredible ideas in this post, for even more ideas with your tapes.

all time best dad ever card
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I used the wooden piece from the MME Indie Chic Citron line to create this medallion for Dad

 supplies: Indie Chic Citron Peacock 12 x 12 paper, 6 x 6 pad, wooden piece, misc: Cameo ribbon pinwheel, Simple Stories alphas

 heart dad card
(i used one of the maya road envelopes to create this one, open it up for a gift card inside)

 I also love to add varying lengths of tapes and stitch them for added interest

supplies: Indie Chic Citron 6 x 6 paper pad, designer tapes, brads, layered sticker, misc: papertrey ink alpha dies, Martha Stewart heart punch, twine from stash, machine stitching

happy father's day card


 I punched stars from the kraft cardstock and then applied the tape over the stars before adhering the stars to the card front and stitching them.  I also adhered border strips to the card front and folded over the excess.

 supplies: Indie Chic Citron designer tapes, buttons, layered sticker, trims, misc: Papertrey Ink buttons
thank you for visiting me today, i hope you have a wonderful, creative day

hugs & so much love!

Monday, June 11, 2012

♥ card kit swap cards day 2 ♥

good afternoon.  over at My Scrapbook Nook  the dt and members host a "card kit swap".  members/dt sign up in a thread to participate, a list of partners is established, we exchange addresses and ship a card kit created from your supplies for your swap partner (the card kit must include enough supplies to create at least one card minus cardstock.  you can add more supplies if you like, but it is not meant to be an expensive swap).  your swap partner then takes a pic of the kit and creates at least one card and posts the card/kit picture in the "card kit swap" thread.  it's really, really fun and i wish we could do these every month.
here is the current CARD KIT SWAP thread with the various kits and cards being created
it's fun to peruse the thread, there's tons of inspiration and lots of fun kits.
i received and sent two card kits this time around (odd-number of friends participating and since i coordinate these, i was happy to be able to create more than one kit and create with the gorgeous kits i received from marinette and pam
card kit i received from sweet pam
and here are the cards i created with it
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 (as you can see, you can get a lot of cards out of these fun kits) 

so......if you would like to participate in our next swap, you can find the sign-ups and details here:
don't forget about our SUMMER CROP
(it starts this week)

here's a sneak peek of one of my projects

thank you for your incredibly sweet comments, they make my day every day and they mean the world to me. hugs to ALL of you♥