Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Washi Wednesday!

I kinda like the sound of that! 

AND I got crafty with my washi tape. I used my birthday money and got a typewriter. I gotta tell  you. I am a lazy scrapper. Getting out of my room, going to printer, lining up journaling, the printing, cutting..etc...BLEH! 

So I decided to invest in a typewriter that I just pull out, plug in and type my journaling right then and there and I loooove it. I find myself journaling MORE! So that is what I focused on with this layout. 

So first, I played with the washi design on a piece of white cardstock making sure it was lined up where my photo was going to be and then just typed away.  
All cardstock is Core'dinations Cardstock, Washi is a mix of some I found on ebay, Queen & Co. and My Mind's Eye. Letters are Heidi Swapp. I cut the tag from my Silhouette with some Kraft Core and used a Cocao Daisy stamp on this wine stamp I got from there...I use it a lot :)

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Twine is from May Arts...


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Father's Day cards

Happy Saturday!  It feels so good to be back to creating these days. I even made some FATHER'S DAY cards! I never am on time with this kind of thing so I am pretty stoked, LOL!

They were up on the Core Blog this week to so check them out HERE.

 I was inspired this week by two different things.
First up, I was working with some Couture Creations dies and after my cut I realized unfortunately that my sandwich was wrong. So it didn't cut all the way through. That happens to me from time to time and I just put them in my recycle bin. WEll not this this time! I thought...I can do something with that...and I did! You have to check out their Doily dies..they are AWESOME! And versatile....
There was no way I could cut this with craft knife because it was too detailed so I grabbed my Sand it Gadget and I sanded and sanded and sanded a bit more and the "etched" image created starts to pop off the card.  It's subtle but I think it works AND I saved some scraps ;)

I hope you can see person it looks really cool. Subtle looks almost like patterned paper. Just added some May Arts burlap string.

And next up I was in my inbox and the daily RSS feed from Scrapbook & Cards Today was there and I found this treat: Folded Shirt Card for Father's Day!
Aly Dosdal from the WRMK Design Team originally did the video so I had to try it out because I just KNEW that Core w0uld be awesome with this tutorial. I used Core Essentials for the shirt, Chocolate Box for the tie and background and a David Tutera Celebrate card for the base. I cannot get enough of these square cards!   For the original video check out the WRMK blog .
I gotta tell you...I did it on the FIRST try so it wasn't that hard. You will need your Scor-Pal or scoring tool of some sort.
And  here is the inside of the card. You can open it up and put something in there.


Wednesday, June 05, 2013

May Arts ... Core'dinations...AND Stampendous...AGAIN!

We are at it again!!!

Here is the line up today:
Clare Buswell:
Ellen Sosnoski:
Ava Gavloski:

May Arts:
Gini Williams Cagle
Jen Shears
Jenifer Cowles

StampendousCyndi Bundy

Krissy Fossmeyer:
Lea Kimmel:
Asia King:

Now on to my projects....

Remember this stamp?  Yep...using it again. It is so versatile. 

Our new smooth tags are awesome to stamp on. I cannot get enough of any of our tags! So check them out and make sure you ask your retailer to get some for you.

For these tags I used a variety of May Arts ribbon and some Burlap String (loooooove this stuff!). Then the sentiment is from David Tutera Celebrate Step 3...the white and black sentiment stickers.  I love that the ribbon comes in sooooo many different colors that you can match inks perfectly.

You can never have too many gift tags on hand, can you?

So make sure you hop all week long. Core AND May Arts AND Stampendous are giving awayy HUGE prizes AND Core has picked a super secret DT member's blog for another random giveaway!
Check out the Core blog for deets and hints on that. 


Monday, June 03, 2013

May Arts, Stampendous, AND Core'dinations...PaRtY!!!!

Howdy! We are hopping ALL WEEK long with May Arts and Stampendous. 
How much fun is that?????
All of these companies are giving away goodies on their blogs AND Core has a secret DT member blog they have picked out to choose a random winner, too!  There are some Core Tags, May Arts ribbon AND Stampendous stamps up for grags ALL WEEK LOOOOOOOOOOOONG! 

It feels so so so good to be crafting again!

Here is the order for today:

Ellen Sosnoski:  (that is me)

Kristine Reynolds:

I created a Bridal Shower card for today for my cousin. For the base I uses a David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system card base in smooth kraft. I looooove making square cards!  Thanks to Andrea who got me hooked on this ;)
I stamped right on the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered cardstock with the large rose bloom cling stamp from Stampendous and then heat embossed with some Stamendous glitter embossing powder. After cutting it out, I adhered it with some Tombow 3D power tabs and then finished off with a David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system pearl tag, sticker and string. 

I layered the cut out rose over some wired burlap string. I know it is hard to see but this string has white and pink stitching  on it...gorgeous! Remember you can click on the images to make them larger.

Here is an image of this stamp I just LOVE and use 24/7:

And the string: