Monday, September 29, 2014

Visit to Father-September 2014



My Daddy

My Brother, Chris and Hubby

Chris and Hubby

My Brother Walter



Brother Chris


Brother Walter and My Sister In Law Colleen




Word Art Wednesday - September 2014

Word Art Wednesday
My creation for the September 24 Challenge #151
http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/

SUPPLIES

Stamp Sets:  Meadow Greens

Ink:  Simply Chartreuse, Spring Moss, Melon Berry, VersaMark

Paper:  White and Melon Berry Card Stock

Accessories:  Bible Verse printed from Word Art Wednesday site changing the background to a light yellow, White and Melon Colored Seam Binding, Dimensionals, Butter ZING Embossing Powder, Embossing Gun, Meadow Greens Dies, Big Shot
 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Splitcoaststampers Card Sketch 505 (2014)

SUPPLIES

Stamp Sets:
Asian Fusion (text) and Fruit Fushions - Berry

Ink:
Pure Poppy, True Black and Landscape

Paper:
Ivory, Pure Poppy Card Stock as well as an unknown poka dot design paper and pure poppy pattern paper

Accessories:
Red Seam Binding, Dew Drops, 1/2" and 3/4" circle punch, dimensionals

Monday, September 8, 2014

Papertrey Ink, Make It Monday Challenge

#179 Emboss Resist Using Die Cuts

Tutorial can be found at:  http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2014/09/make-it-monday-179-emboss-resist-using-diecuts.html

SUPPLIES

Stamp Sets:
Friends to the End and Leave It Be


Ink:
Versa Mark, Berry Sorbet, True Black and Landscape


Paper:
Melon Berry and White Card Stock as well as vellum (to make the qutrefoil template)


Accessories:
Quatrefoil Cover Die, Friends to the End Die and Leave It Be Die, White Button, Silver/White Twine, Winter White Embossing Powder, Embossing Heat Gun, Big Shot, Dimensionals, YG13 Copic, R85 Copic, R22 Copic

Friday, September 5, 2014

Splitcoaststampers Friday Challenge F4A237 (Free For All)

Theme:  Apples

SUPPLIES

Stamp Set:
Fruit Fusions - Apple

Ink:
Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Limeade Ice and True Black as well as Versa Mark

Paper:
Aqua, Berry Sorbet and White Card Stock

Accessories:
Doily, Aqua Rick Rack, Fruit Fusions-Apple Dies, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Water, Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel, Heat Gun

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Splitcoaststampers Thursday Challenge - WT495 Ways to Use It

Autumn Leaves
Challenge may be found at:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/ways-use-f46/wt495-~-autumn-leaves-~-%7B09-04-2014%7D-t591642.html

SUPPLIES

Stamp Sets:
Leaf Print and City Scene Sent (text) 

Ink:
VersaMark, Dark Chocolate, Classic Kraft 

Paper:
Ivory and Kraft Card Stock as well as Autumn Abundance Pattern Paper

Accessories:
Ivory Twine, Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (clear), heat gun, Twill Ribbon, Score Tape, Orange Button, Dimensionals, Leafprint Dies

How to make the dew drops:
I first die cut the image and then soaked it by spritzing quite a bit of water on it.  I then used my heat gun to dry up most of the water, but the paper was still very wet.  While wet, I stamped my image and then immediately pressed ii into the VersaMark, covered it with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel and melted that with the heat gun.  I think because it was still quite wet it made the embossing enamel run a little when heated making the dew drop effect.

Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge 504

SUPPLIES

Stamp Set:
Ornate Ornaments and 2008 Holiday Tag Collection (text)

Ink:
Pure Poppy and True Black

Paper:
White, Pure Poppy and Unknown Green Card Stock

Accessories:
White Doily, Lipstick and White Seam Binding, Clear Rhinestones

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

MMTPT#318 Challenge - Splitcoaststampers

This is the first time I entered a card creation into what is referred to as a "Teapot Tuesday" Challenge.  My interpretation of the inspiration was a girl who loved rainbows.  My interpretation of the rainbow was the three colors of ribbon ties into a bow.

SUPPLIES

Stamp Set:
Ballerina Beauty

Ink:
True Black, Sweet Blush and New Leaf

Paper:
Pretty in Pink, White and Blueberry Sky Card Stock

Accessories:
Ballerina Beauty Dies, Blue-Pink-White Seam Binding, Rain Drops, Pink Flamingo Bic Mark It Pens (ultra fine point permanent marker), Big Shot Machine, Dimensional (for heart on skirt)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Papertrey, Ink :September 2014 Inspiration Archive


September 14 SS MelissaInspiration-Archive







September 14 Color Play
SUPPLIES

Stamp Set:
Tick Tock

Ink:
Pure Poppy, Blueberry Sky, True Black

Paper:
Blueberry Sky, Harvest Gold, Bitty Dot Designer Paper, White

Accessories:
Tick Tock Die, Big Shot Machine, Scallop Edge Punch, Marigold and White Twine, Dimensionals

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge #178-Back to School Easel Card


SUPPLIES

Stamp Sets:
Fruit Fusion:  Apple Stamp Set, Strawberry Patch (black and white ledge), Thank You Kindly (text)

Ink:
Fresh Snow, Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, True Black

Paper:
Pure Poppy, White and True Black Card stock

Accessories:
Mat Stack 5 Die, Fruit Fusion: Apple Die, Big Shot, Rain Drop 

Tutorial by Erin Lincoln to make easel card may be found at:  http://www.nicholeheady.typepad.com/

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Peace . Joy . Love

The glittery base of the quilt does not show up in the photograph as I would like.  I just cannot seem to capture its beauty with a camera.

SUPPLIES

Stamp Sets:
Stained Glass (PTI)

Ink:
True Black

Paper:
Real Red Card Stock, Gold Glitter Card Stock by Recollections and Miscellaneous Designer Paper found in my stash

Accessories:
County Fair Dies (PTI) and Red Button

Bride and Groom - Stamp Image on Velvet


SUPPLIES:

Stamp Sets:
Holiday Tags 2008 (Image on Velvet), Love and Marriage (Text)

Ink:
Royal Velvet

Paper:
White and Royal Velvet Card Stock as well as Gold Glitter Card Stock by Recollections

Accessories:
Stamp A Faire 2014:  Renaissance Era Dies, Rain Drops, Purple Velvet, White 1/8" Organdy Ribbon, Dimesionals, Big Shot, Iron, Water in Spritz Bottle

Potential 2014 Christmas Card - Stamp Impression on Velvet

SUPPLIES

Stamp Set:
Think Big 20 (Text) and Snowflake Trio (Image on Velvet)

Ink:
Real Red

Paper:
White and New Leaf Card stock as well as Holiday Flourishes and Swirls Designer Paper

Accessories:
Stamp A Faire: Renaissance Era Dies, Red Velvet, Iron, Water in Spritz Bottle, Big Shot

Friday, August 29, 2014

Craft Room

This is the first house that I have a separate room for crafting.  It is a wonderful blessing.  My hubby surprised me by painting the room, laying down a wooden floor so my chair would roll all over the room freely and track lighting. I am still thinking about what window coverings I want (drapes, fabric covered roll down shade, or shutters.   He is a good man, after my heart.  He is also very supportive of my love of crafting.  He even puts up with my cross stitch stuff up in the living room.

As you can see from my vignette on top of my shelving unit, I also love and collect Amish items as well as display some of my quilting cross stitch.  At one time earlier in my life, I lived among the Amish of Pennsylvania and came to love and respect them greatly.




My furniture:
  • Desk - found at a discount warehouse type place in white to match the rest of the furniture.  I am not showing much of it here in this photo as it is quite a mess
  • Bookcase - This is from IKEA and I am using it to hold boxes from Ikea for storage of stamp sets according to category (such as masculine, floral, etc.)  You will also see I have white baskets I found at Michaels that are labeled with tag.  I also store patterned paper here.  The little chest in the room holds cross stitch supplies and you can see the vignette on top of the bookcase.
  • Rolling Drawer Cabinets are also from Ikea and store some card stock, but mostly supplies like punches, sequins, etc.
  • Slotted Shelving - from Michaels, collecting one at a time as they went on sale.  These are used to separate my colored card stock according to color family.  

You can also see that I use old CD racks for various stamp sets that are not within a category that I have in the IKEA boxes.  I also place an new stamp sets here so I will be more likely to use them.
My philosophy is that I want to keep as many supplies in plain sight (out) in order to quickly find and use them. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Splitcoaststamper's Card Sketch Challenge 503

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I wanted to use a new die I have because of the great detailing.  The sketch is turned horizontal rather than vertical.

SUPPLIES

Stamp Set:
Simply Stationary

Ink:
Smokey Shadow

Paper:
White,New Leaf, Aqua, Black and Melon Berry Card Stock as well as Melon Berry Pattern Pack

Accessories:
Stamp A Faire 2014: 1940's Dies, White Lace Ribbon, Rain Drops

Monday, August 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink August 2014 Blog Hop


Blog-hop-logoThe-Challenge
August blog hop inspiration



I decided to keep my clean and simple as well as flat so there is no extra postage mailing it.  I want to use mine for sending a quick note to someone and recently the color "melon berry" has become one of my favorites.  Thank you for viewing my creation below:

SUPPLIES

Stamp Set: 
Simply Stationary

Ink:
Melon Berry and True Black

Paper:
White and Melon Berry Cardstock as well as Melon Berry Pattern Pack for the lining of the envelope

Accessories:
Envelope Liner Die

Papertrey Ink, Stamp A Faire Wrap Up

Wrapping up this year's Stamp A Faire.  I am exhausted but loved it at the same time.  Behind my photo you can see some of the creations I made over this weekend.  Sixteen cards in all.  My favorite was the cross stitch (Regency Era) - cross stitch is another love I have other than stamping.  The one that surprised me was the 1960's because this type of modern design is not my style.  However, when I was finished it amazed me that I like the end product.  I grew up in the 60's so the Era is very familiar to me.  I did enjoy the music that went along with this era.

Thanks Papertrey Ink Design Members and Nicole.  I had a blast!  Cannot wait for next year.  Have you ever thought of having a "Christmas Stamp A Faire"?  It would be wonderful to get some Christmas cards made in advance, besides I am being selfish; I love Stamp A Faires.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Papertrey Ink Stamp A Faire - Time after Time Challenge

We were challenged to go back to an earlier card we made and revamp it for the purpose of discovering how are stamping journey over the years has changed or improved.

Below photograph shows an older card I made when first stamping and to the right, my update on the same card.  The photo appears a brighter yellow and raspberry fizz than it actually is.


SUPPLIES USED FOR UPDATED VERSION

Stamp Sets:
Botanical Silhouettes and Background-Newsprint

Ink:
Noir Black (text), Orange Zest (center of flowers), Raspberry Fizz (flower blossoms), Spring Moss (flower stems) and Soft Stone (background stamp)

Papers
White and Harvest Gold Card Stock as well as Raspberry Fizz Designer Paper
Accessories:
White Seam Binding (crinkled with water), Rain Drops (center of flowers)

Papertrey Ink, Stamp A Faire 2014 - Challenge #13 (1980's Era)

Challenge-13

TUTORIAL on how to make this "Trapper Keeper" style card can be found at:

SUPPLIES

Stamp Sets:
Stamp A Faire: 1980's, Enjoy the Ride, Make a Wish (text)

Ink:
Orange Zest, Canyon Clay, Smokey Shadow, Versa Mark

Paper:
A Rainbow of Colored Card Stock for the Rainbow as well as Kraft Card Stock and 2009 Bitty Dot Basics

Accessories:
Stamp A Faire 1980's Rainbow Die, Enjoy the Ride Die, 1980's Paper (inside the card), White Gel Pen, 1" circle Die (inside card), 1/2" Corner Rounder, Dimensionals, White Filigree Embossing Powder, Embossing Gun, Big Shot, Velcro

Papertrey Ink, Stamp A Faire 2014 - Challenge #11 and 12 (1960's Era)

SUPPLIES

Stamp Sets:
Stamp-A-Faire 2014: 1960's

Ink:
Dark Chocolate (text), Canyon Clay, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf

Paper:
Kraft, Avocado, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise and Harvest Gold Card Stock as well as designer paper from the 1960's collection

Miscellaneous/Other Products/Accessories
Big Shot, 1960's Dies, Clear Card Stock (used as a template after cutting out the die I used)

Challenge-12
SUPPLIES

Stamp Set:  Stamp-A-Faire 2014: 1960's

Ink:
Canyon Clay, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, True Black

Paper:
Tropical Teal, Canyon Clay, Orange Zest and Harvest Gold Card Stock, as well as 1960's designer paper

Accessories:
1960's Dies, Rhinestones