Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Papertrey - Color Challenge

Today's challenge on the Papertrey blog was to pick a color combo from a favorite designer and create your own project using those combinations. I loved the colors chosen by Lisa Johnson, and I had the same cardstock and ribbon to match.

The colors I chose were Pure Poppy, Kraft, Spring Rain and Vintage Cream.

I also went to my Bitty Boxes paper pad and used a Spring Rain paper from that selection.

Stamp sets I used include the Make a Wish sentiment set along with Heather's Library Ledger set which I used to create a background design.

The focal point for my card is a "Wish" bingo card from a Jenni Bowlin pack I've had in my stash for quite a while. I loved how the colors popped on the main background. I hope you liked it!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

My Favorite from 2010

One of my favorite cards from 2010 was this card made for one of Betsy Veldman's color challenges:
It uses some of my most favorite Papertrey products, including the Woodgrain impression plate and Say it with Style stamp set. It was an "out of the box" color combination for me, but I was so glad Betsy issued it. This was one of the cards that just fell together. And, I love it when that happens!

Be sure to check out Papertrey's site today....there is an amazing giveaway going on in celebration of their anniversary!! Happy Anniversary Papertrey Ink!! I can only imagine what they have in store for us this month! Whatever it is you know it's going to be awesome!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Adding a Little Chicken Wire

From the moment I saw this photo I knew I had to have one. It literally yelled out at me...."Make one just like me!!!" So last weekend, with my hubby's help, I did!! Don't know what I'm talking about?

Here's my take on Marcy Penner's fabulous wire frame:
I used what I had on hand, an old frame, chicken wire and staples. 

The first step was to remove the picture, glass and wire prongs. I found that using an old spoon worked the best for this.
Next up was to cut and staple in the chicken wire. My hubby was kind enough to tackle this and did it so quickly I didn't get any pictures. But, I'm sure you get the idea.

Here's what it looked like with the wire installed:
I wanted to use this board as a way to display the many cards I receive from friends and relatives, and I was thinking I would use small clothespins to hang up everything, until I spotted these at JoAnn's:
They were perfect and at a great price, $1.99 with 40% off!

Next up is to get the frame hung in a convenient spot. Right now it is sitting on the back of my sewing desk.

I love Marcy's studio and encourage you to check it out. It makes my heart smile everytime I look at it. Thanks Marcy!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Make a Wish - Birthday Wishes

I'm sending out some special "pre-birthday" wishes to a great friend today!! Her birthday is tomorrow....Happy Birthday Jennifer!! I hope you have a fun and fantastic day!!

The inside of the card reads: "Don't despair about the number of candles on your cake. The more candles, the bigger the wish that you can make." I love the Make a Wish stamp set from Papertrey.

By the way....your card (which is up above) will be a teensy tiny bit late.

**I forgot to mention that the layout for this card design was borrowed from Lisa Johnson's feature in this month's CARDS magazine. I loved her card on page 129.