Sunday, February 22, 2009

Newest Cupcake Challenge

Well, I wasn't sure I'd have time to play this week's Cupcake Challenge but I managed to avoid the housework and play in the studio. I was anxious to play with my new AMuse stamps and came up with this little card. I love the way the colors all play together with the hot pink, it reminds me of spring.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Party Gras

My local scrapbook store ( is having a weekend crop next weekend in honor of Mardi Gras. What better way to celebrate than to make a festive mask for the party. I decided to make the butterfly shape in hopes of an earlier spring. Although we're expecting snow in the next few days, a girl can sure hope for warmer days. I mostly used my Martha Stewart 1" circle die punch for the wings and when the wings got narrower, I used my Stampin' Up scallop punch. Lots of scrap paper in my stash, so this was a great way to cut and paste for a beautiful end result. I used Prima rhinestone swirls around the eyes and some peacock feathers for the eyelashes. A little bauble edging and some ribbon and viola...a party mask fit for a queen.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Melissa's Challenge

Looky here, two posts in one day. I'm a huge fan of Melissa Phillip's Blog, Lilybean's Paperie. Her work is just so amazing and inspiring. Well she threw down a challenge to create a card that was inspired by a bag that she will give to one winner from Jillie Willyie. That darn bag is just so adorable. Besides, who wouldn't love a new bag. I decided to use some Bazzill and my Heidi Swapp masks to paint the dots on with acrylic paint. Punched a few flowers from Pink Paislee papers and cut Miss Sunshine out of mulberry paper. I punched the little tag with my Stampin Up label punch and folded it over the edge for a cute little touch on the edge. I really like the way this turned out. I might have to keep this one for myself. Enjoy!

What a Prize

Okay, so I've been following the news from Papertrey Arts and they are having one amazing anniversary blow-out. Lots of new and beautiful product and lots of amazing prizes. Today, they are giving away an amazing trip to Orlando in the summer to the CHA Craft Fair that is open to consumers this year. Wouldn't that just be one terrific trip? I for one would love to be there. All you had to do was post a bag that you have altered or designed and post it on their blog. Can you beleive it? This is a bag I made recently that uses the Sassafras papers and some painters canvas as well as some leather handles from a purse I never used. It really came together pretty nicely with little problems. I used gel medium to coat the paper stock and get it to adhere to the canvas. Also used a wash of some Heidi Swapp paints to get the terra cotta color as a background. Hope you enjoy and get a chance to play.