Saturday, July 21, 2012

Bootiful Occasions ~ Cowboy

Happy Saturday! 
We are heading out to the movies in a couple hours to see Brave ~ I can't wait!!  But I have wanted to post this for a couple days and time got away from me. 

One of my boxes of new things arrived last week, and I have been anxious to see some of the DSP packs I ordered and of course the Bootiful Occasions stamp set. As some of you know, I have wanted this set since the 1st day I saw the new catalog - I Love Love Love this stamp set!! I have tons of ideas! If you come to my card classes, you will be seeing a lot of this set. :)
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Anyway, one of the DSP packs I ordered was Comfort Cafe, and this beautiful pack of paper was all lined up for me to use several of my flower stamp sets. But when I opened it, the light bulbs were going off. The other side of the paper had such a strong "western" feel. So I had to use the cowboy boot from the stamp set and this what I came up with.

I used the silver mini brads as accents on the boot and my paper piercing tool to add accents to the corners. 

 I also made a lasso out of my linen thread. I love this linen thread! 
Here are a list of items I used:
Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper (Item # 126898)
Bootiful Occasions Stamp Set (Item # 126597 clear)
Sizzix Stars #2 die (retired)
In Colors 2012-2014
Midnight Muse ink & paper
Summer Starfruit paper
Very Vanilla paper
Soft Suede paper
Mini Brads (Item # 122941)
I also used my piercing tool and Mat Pack (Item # 126187)

Thanks for taking a look. Have a great weekend!!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Creative Inspiration

Hello bloggers!
It's been a while since my last post. But I have a lot of things coming up to post, so stay tuned.  I had an interesting evening. I have seen so many people make cards, or projects, from inspiration they find around them. This happened to me today.

I have this bag that my mom bought for me a while ago and I have always loved it. I use it all the time. It was hanging on my door today and the spark went off!  What inspiration - I thought, I bet that would make a beautiful's what I came up with.

The recipe for the card is:
Colors:  Basic Black, Rich Razzelberry, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Gumball Green and Perfect Plum
Pearl Basic Jewels (Item 119247)
Little Leaves Sizzlit (Item 114511)
Adorning Accents Edgelits (Item 125595)
Branch section from the Bird Builder Punch (Item 117191)
1 3/4" Scallop Circle (Item 119854)
Spring Bouquet Punch - RETIRED
You could use Boho Blossoms Punch instead (Item 119858) - i dont have yet
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (Item 118309)
Stamps: In Full Bloom - RETIRED
I only used this stamp because I already had it out so it more for convenience.
Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen (Item 105021)

You can't tell from the picture but I sponged the Little Leaves with white ink then again with Gumball Green ink. On the card they looked textured, but the picture doesnt show that detail.

If you have any questions, please send me an email.