Monday, March 31, 2014

Just a Note

This week I couldn't wait to use my new stamps for the Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge #49

Here is this weeks Sketch:

Here is what I came up with for the challenge:

I used Stampin Up stamps and punches.  I'm having so much fun stamping and punching with my new stamps and punches.  The just a note stamp I got at Michael's crafts in one of their dollar bins.
I embossed the card as well. 
I decided to add some scroll stamping to the inside of the card.  This card can be used for any occasion really.



A little more close up you can see I punched flowers out of black cardstock to give a more dramatic background.  The flowers were fading into the card a bit and I liked how the black popped it out.  I also used pop ups to give the flowers more dimension.  The pictures don't show but there is sparkly stickle around the center and bling for the center of the flowers. I used another flower punch for the leaves.  I stamped several times on paper to get that fade effect and then used the punch.

I'd love to see what you create with this weeks sketch.  Just click here to play along. AHSC

Monday, March 24, 2014

Poppies

I had so much fun creating this card with inspiration from the Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge #48.
I'm received a bunch of fun new stamps from Stampin Up.  I had gone to another stamp camp and learned how to do watercolor flowers.  I just had to buy the watercolor pen brushes and watercolor paper to make these flowers.  I never was that big into flowers but making these are just so fun and so pretty.

Here is the sketch.
Here is my Card


I'm starting to pay more attention to the inside of my cards. I always seem to leave them blank. 


I used the watercolor technique to paint the flowers, and I used stickle to make the middles look like pollen.
Here's a list of all the items I used:
Happy Watercolor Stamp set from Stampin Up
Water color Paper  Stampin Up
Watercolor Wonder Designer series Paper Stampin Up
Grey Cardstock.
The inside stamp is from Label Love Stamp set Stampin Up






Monday, March 17, 2014

Best Wishes

I struggled a bit with this weeks Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I decided to keep it simple not over think and make a cute birthday card.  Here is this weeks sketch #47.
Here is my take on the sketch:

Just a simple take on the design. I used some pretty purple tulle and some basic card stock. I used stamp sets from Hero Arts crafts Princess and inside I used CTMH Happy Birthday stamp.
The cupcake is just a Recollections sticker, but it matched my little border so nicely. I had the basic layout down first and then had to decide what to put in the last space where the cupcake is now.  Simple but I think cute.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Gift card Raffle

I'm having a quick gift card raffle.  All you have to do is like my facebook page and you will be entered to win a $20.00 gift card code to Shutterfly. Raffle ends tomorrow, and gift card code is good only until March 23, 2014 so hurry to enter.
Click here:  Always Ozsome Papercrafting Raffle to enter to win.


Monday, March 10, 2014

AHSC #46

I was playing around last night with some stamps and got frustrated because I didn't like anything I made so I quit for the night.  This morning I looked at the Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge for this week and decided to make my card with inspiration from the sketch.
Here is this weeks sketch.

Here is what I did with it.

Supplies I used were: Basic grey colored cardstock
See ya Later Stampin up Stamp
Cuttlebug Embossing folder D'vine Swirl
Some ribbon and rick rack
Little glass embellishments (I can't remember the name of these)
Come play along this week with the sketch. 


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Using My Scraps

I've been working on an order for a client of 75 tri-fold invitations.  While designing that invitation I had a lot of trial and error.  This was my first big order so I will know for next time what to do and what not to do.  I've just about finished the invitations so I couldn't wait to take a break and create something. I have been getting more and more into stamping lately and I got a new stamp from CTMH called Dreamer Flair.  When I got this in my order I didn't remember I ordered it, but I'm glad I did, it's a great stamp to create an inspirational or graduation card.  

I had a lot of scraps from my tri-fold trial and error so I decided to use them and make a card with my new stamp.

I wanted a closure so I wen to the internet to see what creative people came up with for a closure. I found a YouTube video that had this neat little closure.  It worked great. 

I thought this would be the perfect card for Hiding in My Craft Room challenge to use scraps. (I love the name of this site, since that is what I do all the time...Hide in my Craft Room) I certainly had a ton of scraps from working on the invitations. I stamped on all the extra scraps and then went into my scrap pile to find the mats. This card is made entirely of my scraps 

Here is the inside when you open it up. The card mesures 10.5 X 7 and is scored on 2 3/4. 
I used every stamp in the CTMH stamp set on this card. 

I love the saying. 
Not sure if I will post this in my ETSY shop or hang onto it for a graduation card. 


Monday, March 3, 2014

Creating with Stamps

I got a great new stamp from Stampin Up, and I couldn't wait to use it. This is my first time creating on my own a stamped image and then punching it out.  I know you stampers out there do this all the time but I'm just getting into the stamping thing recently.  I had so much fun making these flowers at Stamp Camp with my consultant  from Stampin Up  Michelle, that I had to buy the stamp and punch.

 I also used a Close to My Heart paper pack that I got from my CTMH consultant as a free gift for attending her scrapbook page layout class. I love the paperpack.

This was this weeks Sketch  with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
I wanted desperately to use my new stamps and punch so I came up with this card below.  I made two.  One with Happy Birthday and One with Thank You. I used CTMH ink Twilight and Harvest. 

I always need birthday and thank you cards, so I went with these two sentiments. I embossed the border on the bottom and inked it slightly. The stems I cut from my Cricut basic shapes that came pre loaded on my Cricut Expressions 2. 


The plain green flowers I did not stamp but punched them out from the embossed paper. Then I added the bling for the centers.  I love bling! I put it on everything. 

Want to play along with this weeks challenge?  Just click the link above.