Saturday, July 21, 2012

Happy Birthday | Ribbon Techniques Challenge

Today is the first online Stamp-a-faire event hosted by Papertrey Ink. PTI fans from all over the world join together on the forum and participate in the challenges. Fleur, my 11-year old girl and me sat down in my craft room to create a card for the Ribbon Techniques Challenge. I made a card inspired by Melissa Phillips' ribbon technique. The card is a mixture of my favorite brands...Papertrey Ink and October Afternoon.

I love the layered flower...

The denim twine matches great with the October Afternoon papers...

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream) | Patterned paper: October Afternoon (Sidewalks, Sasparilla) | Clear stamps: Papertrey Ink (Birthday Basics, Mat Stack 4 Collection) | Ink: Papertrey Ink (Blueberry Sky, Vintage Tea Dye Duo), Versafine (Vintage Sepia) | Button: Papertrey Ink (White & Cream Mix) | Twine: Cards & Wishes | Felt: Papertrey Ink, Felt on the Fly | Tools: Papertrey Ink (Double-Ended Banners Die, Mat Stack 4 Die), sewing machine | Other: felt, foam adhesive

Hop on over to Fleur's own blog to see the card that she created based on Erin Lincoln's technique.

Thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Granny Square Cushion and Sneak Peek

Last week I finished this granny square cushion for Fleur in the colors of her bedroom. A quick and easy project. I used Annell Rapido yarn that I purchased at Yvestown. It's an acrylic yarn but soft and wonderful to work with.

SUPPLIES: Yarn: Annell Rapido (3254, 3260, 3264) | Hook: Clover 4.0mm/F

Besides crocheting I have also been working on a new mini kit that will be available in my shop soon. Here's a sneak peek of the new kit.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a nice day!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Celebrate & Winner Give Away

My dear dad is celebrating his birthday today. We're about to leave shortly to have dinner at their place. My brother and his family will be there too. Here's the card I made him. Happy birthday, papa!

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Stamper's Select White) | Patterned paper: Lily Bee Design (Handmade) | Clear stamps: Papertrey Ink (2012 Birthday Tags) | Ink: Papertrey Ink (New Leaf) | Button: Papertrey Ink (Aqua Mist) | Twine: Cards & Wishes | Adhesive dots: Zva Creative | Tools: Papertrey Ink (Star Prints Die Collection, Pinking Shears Border Die), EK Success (circle punch 1 3/4"), sewing machine

Today I also announce the winner of the Flower Coasters give away. I randomly selected a number and the winner is....José. E-mail me your address and I'll send you the flower coasters set.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Give Away Flower Coaster

School's out for summer! Yesterday was the last day, and both girls took their teacher's gift to school. I already showed the flower coasters set I made for Sanne's teacher. I was happy to hear that her teacher was really pleased with the set. The set below is the one I made for Fleur's teacher. Unfortunately her teacher was not present yesterday, but she'll get the set today.

SUPPLIES: Yarn: Phil Cotton 3 (Blanc 0010, Vitamine 0006, Oeillet 0034) | Hook: Clover 2.75mm/C

Since I got so many positive comments on both coasters sets on Facebook I decided to make another set that I'll give away. So....if you would like to have the set below leave your name using the inlinkz tool. International entries are welcome too.

The deadline is Thursday July 12th. The winner will be announced on Friday July 13th.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Birthday | Got Sketch? 147

Do you like card sketches as much as I do? If so, hop on over to the Got Sketch? blog because a new card sketch was posted today. Valerie's sketches are always great to work with. Here's my take on Sketch #147.

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream) | Patterned paper: Lily Bee Design (Handmade) | Clear stamps: Papertrey Ink (Mixed Messages) | Ink: Versafine (Onyx Black) | Button: Papertrey Ink (White & Cream Mix) | Twine: Cards & Wishes | Pearls: Zva Creative | Tools: Papertrey Ink (Double-Ended Banners Die, Eyelet Lace Die), EK Success (circle punch 1 3/4", 1 1/2"), Martha Stewart (Butterfly punch) | Sentiment tag: Cards & Wishes | Other: felt, foam adhesive

I'll be having a give away here on my blog later this week. If you like my crochet project in the previous post you have to stop by here on Friday. Just sayin'.....

Have a wonderful day!