Saturday, April 30, 2011
Hello and welcome to my blog! Do you have any exciting weekend plans? It will be a quiet one for us this weekend but the weather is dark and dreary so I'm ok with that. I am in a happy mood because yesterday I received Happy mail from Paper Crafts magazine and found out that I had THREE cards picked up for publication in the next issue of Holiday Card and More! I am so excited! Thanks for letting me share!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
The Lollipop Ladies Challenge #19 - Ribbon Candy
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Good morning friends! I am happy to report that the sun is shining and it is nice and cool outside. It was SO humid over the weekend! Today I am posting a card that I created using one of my all time favorite patterned papers, Jillibean Soup "Chilled Strawberry". Isn't it just the cutest? I used three different papers to create the layers of the card. The fun stamped frame is the Unity/Jillibean Soup stamp called "Just a Note" that I stamped in SU's Early Espresso. The sentiment is from the A Muse Studio Set "Contemporary Greetings". I machine stitched around all of my layers and finished off the card with ribbon and Prima flowers. I created my card using this weeks sketch (and my first time to play along) from The Sweet Stop.
Polka Doodles Challenge Week 16 - Three Patterned Papers
Lets Ink It Up Challenge 13 - Stitching
The Crazy Challenge # 64 - Three different papers
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet - May Day
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Hello and welcome to my blog! I hope you are having a good day! Today I am posting a card that I was inspired and challenged to create in this weeks challenge at Moxie Fab World "Tissue Paper Magic". After sitting at my craft table with a few sheets of tissue paper in front of me it came to me...how about a rainbow! When I started out I had no idea if this would even work, but as you can see from my card it did, and the results are ah-mazing! To create my tissue paper rainbow I cut several strips of white packing tissue about 1 inch wide. Next I chose 6 colors from my new A Muse Studio pigment ink: papaya, grass, orange, sky, and blackberry. I applied the ink to my strips of tissue paper using make-up wedges. I get them at the Dollar Store and cut them in half so I'm ok with throwing them away after using them. I let the rainbow strips dry for a bit and then I began twisting them into shape. I used sticky tape to apply one color band at a time and using a twisting motion I created the color band. The sentiment is from A Muse Studio as well as the pretty swallow die cuts that I added to my card. I cut them out in 2 colors to add a bit of depth. Those pretty dies come in two sizes and at only 5.95 for the set ya can't beat the price! I added glimmery brads to the corners and finished off the cards with lots of buttons to form the billowy clouds at the end of the rainbow. I had so much fun making this card and will be using tissue paper in my cards in the future. Thank you Moxie Fab World for the awesome challenge! Today I am playing along with a few other challenges as well:
Thank you for visiting my blog today!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Good Morning and welcome to another week at Cupcake Inspirations! Here is the inspiration picture for this weeks challenge:
Wild Rose Studio and we were lucky enough to receive an adorable Fergus the dragon stamp to play with for this challenge. These stamps are wonderful!
My card features the adorable Fergus with Cupcake stamp. I stamped him in black Staz-On ink on watercolor paper and used my SU blender pens and ink to color him. The patterned papers are from the Cosmo Cricket Pixie-licious collection. I think they match the inspiration picture so well, love that! I machine stitched around the card. I used the SU ribbon scallop punch to add the scalloped borders, and bakers twine and a Cosmo Cricket button to finish off the card. The die cut that I stamped the sentiment was created using my Cricut Expression, and SCAL software. The sentiment is from the SU set "A Word For You". I had so much fun creating this card....really! Today I am playing along with a few challenges:
Card Patterns Sketch # 112 - I flipped the sketch a little bit.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I am happy to show you a card made with the stamp set "Wild Rose" by A Muse Studios. I have wanted this set from the very first time I looked at the catalog! I sponged the rose with Shell, and Cherry pigment inks. This is my favorite way to use the A Muse pigment inks. The inks blend so beautifully. LOVE them. I cut two stamped roses out and attached them to the card with foam dots. I stamped the wrought iron border stamp using "Slate" ink. I did not have any A Muse light pink ribbon yet so I cut off a length of taffeta ribbon and sponged it with Shell pigment ink. Oh my goodness I am SO happy with the result. Now I will always have matchy ribbon! The pretty butterflies are also from A Muse. I included all 3 sizes in my picture so you could get an idea of how big/small they are. These are my first butterfly metal dies and I am so happy I waited to get them. They are 8.95 for all three sizes and compared to the other butterfly dies available I think that is a great price. I accented my butterflies with sparky rhinestones. I am extremely happy with the way my card turned out and I am already thinking of my next card using this set! If you would like to order this set for yourself please contact me, or visit my webstore at https://www.amusestudio.com/cardsbyronnie
Today I am playing along with several challenges:
Card Patterns Challenge #111 -
Monday, April 18, 2011
The Scrappy Chick Boutique I had some new paper to play with today, the "Salt Air" collection from Cosmo Cricket. I machine stitched around my layers added SU ribbon, and finished off the card with the sentiment from A Muse Studios "Essential Sentiments", and roses from Recollections. I paper pieced my balloons to add some dimension to the card. I'm happy with the way my card turned out! Today I am playing along with a handful of challenges:
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #113
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #113
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
My next card features stamps from PaperTrey Ink and the same A Muse sentiment from my first card. I used the PTI Anniversary set from 2008. Love all of the pattern elements of this set. I stamped the image several times to create the patterned paper using A Muse Studios Currant pigment ink. I accented the centers with rhinestones. I used my 100 yard role of offray vanilla satin ribbon. I will never run out of this ribbon. LOL. I bought it at the Offray ribbon outlet in Hagerstown MD for $2. Craziness. I added a nice scalloped border with my Martha Stewart punch and finished off the card with the sentiment stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Again, another simple card that would be easy to duplicate. I hope I inspire you to create your own clean and simple cards! Today I am playing along with a handful of challenges:
Crafts and me Challenge #30 - Ribbon
Creative Craft World - Love and Marriage
Claudia and Company Challenge #79 - Monochromatic
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #44 - Sparkle and Bling
Polkadoodle Challenge Week15 - Tie the knot
Monday, April 11, 2011
Good Afternoon and welcome to my blog! I hope everyone had a nice weekend, as always ours went by much too quickly. Today I was able to play for a bit in my card room thanks to a couple of sleepy boys and I created this fun shabby-chic Easter card. The chicks are a digital image from Pink Cat Studios. I colored them with Pro-Markers and cut them out with my Cutterbee paper snips. The beautiful patterned paper is the new "Kitch" collection by Girls Paperie. I bought the 6x6 sampler pack from Claudia and Company. I really love the sampler packs. I never make it thru an entire paper pad, so the samplers are perfect for me. Anyways, I cut the paper into 4 squares and matted them with GP white card stock. I then used my Janome to add the zig-zag stitching around all 4 pieces. I then attached them to a Kraft card base. The nice Nestabilities-like shape was cut out using my Cricut and SCAL software. I attached the chicks with foam dots and added the vintage lace and bow. I thought pearls would be a fun way to accent the border of the large shape, and then I added the pretty mini rosettes from Michael's Recollections collection. I added a pearl accent below the roses also. The Easter sentiment is from A Muse Studios.
Today I am playing along with several challenges:
Etsy Inspired Challenge # 134 - Think Fast Designs - Here is the picture I chose as inspiration:
Raise the Bar Challenge #61 - Hey Chick
The Crazy Challenge # 62 - Easter
Digi Design House Challenge - Stitches
The Pink Elephant Challenge #97 - Easter
Woodware USA Challenge #22 - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Challenge #57 - Easter
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #75 - Fluffy
Paper Play Challenge Week 14 - Critters Galore
I Love ProMarkers Challenge #60 - Easter
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - It's Time For Spring/Easter
Anything Goes Challenge # 38 - Pearls
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Good Afternoon! Gnomes seem to be quite popular lately and I can see why because they are so darn cute. Today at Cupcake Inspirations we are being sponsored by Whimsie Doodles and they were nice enough to let the design team play along with some of their newly released images. I colored my gnome home with Promarkers and Copics. I paper pieced the roof using SU dsp from the "Brights" paper pad. I cut out the window, colored it with Copics, and added a nice thick layer of glassy glaze. Now for this card and for the first time ever I used flocking in two shades of green on the shrubbery outside of the gnome home. I LOVE how it turned out, and now I need more shades of flocking! The green patterned paper is from a DCWV paper stack, and the red is more DSP from SU. I used my SU ribbon scallop punch and my Fiskars threading water punch. I finished off this card by adding a brad to the door for the door knob, and adding maraschino red bakers twine from The Twinery tied with a red shiny button. Today I am playing along with a few challenges:
Wee Memories Challenge #51 - Tangled Up
Card Patterns Sketch #110
Friday, April 8, 2011
Ahh, Friday is finally here, what a long week this has been! Today I will be picking the winners of my bakers twine blog candy, and my A Muse Studios blog candy with the help of random.org. But first let me tell you about the card I created today! Everything I used to make this card is from A Muse Studios except for the bakers twine and the cloudy sky patterned paper. I started by stamping the tree on two colors of card stock that I cut out. I did the same thing with the kite only I used A Muse gingham card stock. I stamped the sun (a marigold stamp) on the patterned paper, and again on white card stock and punched it out with a 1 1/2 circle punch. I used a pop dot to adhere it to the patterned paper. I cut the grass out using my Cricut, and SCAL software and then sponged it with A Muse pigment ink in Lichen, and Grass. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE A Muse Ink?? I attached the tree using foam dots, and then stamped the sentiment on the same sky patterned paper and adhered it to the card. I added some A Muse stitched ribbon and bakers twine to finish off the card. This card makes me happy! Now lets pick out a couple of winners! I used random.org to pick out the winners of my two blog candies, the bakers twine and buttons, and the A Muse Ribbon and catalog candy the winner of the Bakers Twine candy is:
Super looking blog candy - and even a more SUPER looking card! So pretty!
I'm already a follower - so didn't know if I needed to post again.
Thanks for the chance for the candy.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 8:10:00 PM CDT
Congrats Lynn! Please email me with your address (alwaysctr at yahoo dot com) and I will get your goodies in the mail!
The winner of my A Muse candy is:
Comment # 7
This is really cute and classy!
Saturday, April 2, 2011 7:56:00 AM CDT
Chelsea please email me (alwaysctr at yahoo dot com) with your address and I will get your A Muse goodies into the mail!
Thank you so much everyone for the wonderful comments. If you would like a copy of the A Muse catalog I am selling them for 9.95, or free with a $50 order. I also want to let you know that the A Muse Studio basic starter kit is still at the fantastic price of $99. I would love for you to join my team, or you can sign up with no obligations just to get the great deal on the A Muse Studios Stamps, Ink and Paper. I promise you you will LOVE it! As a consultant you will receive an extra 10% off of one order you make in your first 45 days. That's a total of 30% off ! Please contact me with any questions you have. As always thank you for visiting my blog and have a wonderful weekend!
Today I am playing along with a few challenges:
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Good Afternoon! Today I was able to play with more of my new cling stamps from Inkadinkado, this time the 4 piece butterfly set. For this card I used the Unity Itty Bitty "Just a Note" set to create the cute polka-dot label. The birthday sentiment is from the SU set "Upsy Daisy". To create the butterfly I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo black and colored it with Pro-Markers. To acheive the cracked glass look I used Crackle Accents by Ranger. This is just like any other glaze, you cover your stamped item, or whatever you want to coat, let it dry, and it dries looking like cracked glass. Neato! The patterned paper is from the BasicGrey Ambrosia collection. I used a few different kinds of ribbon, the brown ruffled ribbon is from Hobby Lobby, and the lace strip, and gold glitter strip are from Making Memories. I have to say I LOVE the glitter strip! It adds such detail to the card. I need more colors! I used an EK Success border punch and machine stitched around the card using 2 colors of thread. Today and tomorrow are the last days to sign up for my Bakers twine, buttons, and felt flowers blog candy, you can sign up HERE. Now I also have an A Muse Studio blog candy going on also,and if you would like to get your hands on our new catalog, and 9 yards of their yummy ribbon you can sign up HERE. Now today I am playing along with a few challenges:
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I wanted to play with some of the new cling stamps by Inkadinkado I received last week. They really are top quality stamps and I highly recommend them! I colored the floral image with Copics, Pro-Markers, Bic Markits and SU pastels. The patterned paper is from the Cosmo Cricket Material Girl collection, and I stamped the main image on SU Very Vanilla. The sentiment is from the A Muse "Essential Sentiments" set. I finished off the card with ruffled ribbon from Hobby Lobby and a button, and floss. Today I am playing along with a few challenges:
Flutter By Wednesdays Challenge #148 - Buttons and bows
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #43 - Spring
Paper Sundae's Challenge # 63 - Spring Blossoms
Fairy Fun Fridays Challenge # 49 - Oh So Spring
Don't forget to sign up for my Blog Candy featuring an assortment of bakers twine from "The Twinery"
Monday, April 4, 2011
Happy Monday and welcome to my blog! I hope this Monday is treating you well. So far it has been a great day here with my boys. Today my card features a "Go-To" sketch from Paper Crafts Magazine that is a perfect way to use buttons! If you are anything like me you probably have tons of buttons. I used to be bad about hoarding my favorite embellishments but lately I have been using them a lot more and have found it to be liberating. Try it, you'll see what I mean! Ok now back to the card, the stamps I used are from Unity Stamp Co "Just a Note" and they are a part of the Itty Bitty line by Jillibean Soup. The patterned paper I used is the Echo Park "Springtime" collection. I stamped the polkadot label in SU Melon Mambo, and the sentiment in SU Espresso. The cute stitched ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. I finished off the card with a machine stitched border. Today I am playing along with a few challenges:
All Things Unity Challenge 28 - Buttons
Wee Memories Challenge #50 - Color