Sunday, July 29, 2012

Natural Beauties

Hi.  Back today with a cool card.  Cool neat and cool colors.  Yesterday I talked about the hot summer we're having so I decided to feature a card as cool as the turquoise waters of the Caribbean.



Yes, this is the same stamp set from Papertrey Ink that I featured yesterday.  But look how different it is with the blue and green colors.  This time after stamping the flowers on white cardstock I cut them out along with some leaves and mounted them on the aqua card base.


So many of my smiles begin with card making!



Natural Beauties

Hi.  Back today with a cool card.  Cool neat and cool colors.  Yesterday I talked about the hot summer we're having so I decided to feature a card as cool as the turquoise waters of the Caribbean.



Yes, this is the same stamp set from Papertrey Ink that I featured yesterday.  But look how different it is with the blue and green colors.  This time after stamping the flowers on white cardstock I cut them out along with some leaves and mounted them on the aqua card base.


So many of my smiles begin with card making!



Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Pretty Floral Card

Summer is definitely here!  Everyone knows by now that the middle of the country is in a drought.  All the flowers, trees and shrubs are brown, wilted and dying.  The leaves on the trees are shedding to conserve their root system and it looks almost like fall.  That is, until the oppressive heat hits you in the face.  So, a bright summery floral card is definitely in order.  Get ready to put on your sunglasses!



Such pretty, happy colors.  This is a stamp set from Papertrey Ink called Natural Beauties.  The flowers are stamped in several layers to give it the depth that real flowers have.  I would love to get a bouquet of reddish pink flowers like this.  Hint, hint, husband.  A vellum strip is stamped with a nice sentiment and covers part of the front to cool down the flowers.



So, summer drought is here but it's nice to smile with a pretty floral card.

A Pretty Floral Card

Summer is definitely here!  Everyone knows by now that the middle of the country is in a drought.  All the flowers, trees and shrubs are brown, wilted and dying.  The leaves on the trees are shedding to conserve their root system and it looks almost like fall.  That is, until the oppressive heat hits you in the face.  So, a bright summery floral card is definitely in order.  Get ready to put on your sunglasses!



Such pretty, happy colors.  This is a stamp set from Papertrey Ink called Natural Beauties.  The flowers are stamped in several layers to give it the depth that real flowers have.  I would love to get a bouquet of reddish pink flowers like this.  Hint, hint, husband.  A vellum strip is stamped with a nice sentiment and covers part of the front to cool down the flowers.



So, summer drought is here but it's nice to smile with a pretty floral card.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Paper Bead Bracelets

I have a different paper project to show you today.  Last weekend I participated in Papertrey Ink's Stamp-A-Faire.  It was an online seminar with crafters around the world.  We were taught new techniques and fun projects.  One of the projects was making beads out of paper and using them to make a bracelet.  We were provided special paper that is new and won't be available until September.  Here's a photo.




As you can see, the paper pad has 6 different designs.  It's very thin paper, similiar to origami paper.  It will be available in this green/blue combination and also a pink/orange combination.  PI will also be selling a special die to cut the papers so that they are the correct size to make the beads.  The paper is so thin several sheets can be die cut at one time.



The paper trianges are covered on the back with a glue stick and then rolled around a wooden skewer.  A coat of clear nail polish is applied to seal and harden the paper.



So cool, right?  I can't wait to get some of the pink/orange paper.  After all, a Pink Posh girl has to have a pink bracelet!  Then the fun part begins.  Using regular jewelry making supplies, a clasp and other beads are added to design a special bracelet that is one of a kind.  I made one for myself using four paper beads, because my wrist is pretty small.  Then I made another one for my special friend.



Love, love, love!




Aren't you jealous?  Don't you wish you had one?  Drool, drool.


Paper Bead Bracelets

I have a different paper project to show you today.  Last weekend I participated in Papertrey Ink's Stamp-A-Faire.  It was an online seminar with crafters around the world.  We were taught new techniques and fun projects.  One of the projects was making beads out of paper and using them to make a bracelet.  We were provided special paper that is new and won't be available until September.  Here's a photo.




As you can see, the paper pad has 6 different designs.  It's very thin paper, similiar to origami paper.  It will be available in this green/blue combination and also a pink/orange combination.  PI will also be selling a special die to cut the papers so that they are the correct size to make the beads.  The paper is so thin several sheets can be die cut at one time.



The paper trianges are covered on the back with a glue stick and then rolled around a wooden skewer.  A coat of clear nail polish is applied to seal and harden the paper.



So cool, right?  I can't wait to get some of the pink/orange paper.  After all, a Pink Posh girl has to have a pink bracelet!  Then the fun part begins.  Using regular jewelry making supplies, a clasp and other beads are added to design a special bracelet that is one of a kind.  I made one for myself using four paper beads, because my wrist is pretty small.  Then I made another one for my special friend.



Love, love, love!




Aren't you jealous?  Don't you wish you had one?  Drool, drool.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop

Hello.  I'm just getting under the wire on my card submission for Papertrey Ink's July Blog Hop.  It's because I've been working on this card almost all day!  The creative juices were flowing and it took some time for the final project to come together.  You can find the inspirtation photo there.  So, here's my interpretation of the fun summer colors plus flowers challenge.



As you can see, I went wild for felt flowers this time.  I used Melon Berry and Harvest Gold and die cut them from the Lovely Layers set.  I alternated colors and used a Melon Berry button for the centers.  I then stamped another flower from the set in Harvest Gold and cut them out.  The leaves are Simply Chartreuse cardstock and the die cut leaves from The Sweet Life stamp set.  The sentiment on the front is also from The Sweet Life.



I scored a double line at the top of the card so that I could have room for all the embellishments I wanted to put inside.



The card is laying on the side and the top is actually on the left.  See the two score lines?  Now for the cute inside.



Ok, on white cardstock I stamped the leaves from Turning A New Leaf stamp set using Simply Chartreuse.  The die cut little folder is cut from Melon Berry cardstock and has a pattern paper from the Melon Berry Pattern Pack.  A Topnotch Twill ribbon finishes it off.  I cut a tag from the same paper pack along with a clear overlay.  I stamped the sentiment from the Lovely Layers set.  The tag pulls out!



Wouldn't you like to be getting this card?  I think it is so fun!


Thanks for stopping by.

Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop

Hello.  I'm just getting under the wire on my card submission for Papertrey Ink's July Blog Hop.  It's because I've been working on this card almost all day!  The creative juices were flowing and it took some time for the final project to come together.  You can find the inspirtation photo there.  So, here's my interpretation of the fun summer colors plus flowers challenge.



As you can see, I went wild for felt flowers this time.  I used Melon Berry and Harvest Gold and die cut them from the Lovely Layers set.  I alternated colors and used a Melon Berry button for the centers.  I then stamped another flower from the set in Harvest Gold and cut them out.  The leaves are Simply Chartreuse cardstock and the die cut leaves from The Sweet Life stamp set.  The sentiment on the front is also from The Sweet Life.



I scored a double line at the top of the card so that I could have room for all the embellishments I wanted to put inside.



The card is laying on the side and the top is actually on the left.  See the two score lines?  Now for the cute inside.



Ok, on white cardstock I stamped the leaves from Turning A New Leaf stamp set using Simply Chartreuse.  The die cut little folder is cut from Melon Berry cardstock and has a pattern paper from the Melon Berry Pattern Pack.  A Topnotch Twill ribbon finishes it off.  I cut a tag from the same paper pack along with a clear overlay.  I stamped the sentiment from the Lovely Layers set.  The tag pulls out!



Wouldn't you like to be getting this card?  I think it is so fun!


Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Pink Posh Cards is having a Sale!

Hi everyone.  There is a sale going on over at my website, Pink Posh Cards.  The sale runs from July 16 to July 31, 2012.  You get a $3.00 discount with a minimum purchase of $15.00.  All merchandise is included in the sale and you can use this discount as many times as you want during the sale period.  The secret coupon code is:  JULYSALEHave fun shopping!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Stampin' Up! sets For Sale

Time to clear out the craft room!


I have tons of retired Stampin' Up! rubber stamp sets for sale on my website, Pink Posh Cards.  I'm abiding by the rules and only offering those sets that are retired.  I just have to de-clutter.  Although all of us crafters know the true saying about our stash.  It's all about the aquisition!


There's a button at the top of my banner that will take you to my website any time and look at the cards I've created and that I have for sale.  Please browse around and contact me if you want something custom or perhaps for an event you're planning.


Wedding, baby shower, anniversary party.  I can provide you with all the invitations and favors.  Check back soon as I will have a BIG sale to tell you about.



Sunday, July 8, 2012

Gingerloft Fancy Fold

My project for the Gingerloft theme this time is an accordian fold card album.  It's a small album you can carry in your purse or backpack.  The theme is fancy folds and I thought this fit perfectly.  The front and back covers are made from chipboard coasters that have been covered in patterned paper and the edges were sanded.  The inside pages are 3 1/2" by 10" and 3 1/2" by 7".  If you want more pages then cut both papers 3 1/2" by 10".  Or even add another piece to really make the album hold all your summer photos.


Then the fun part begins.  Decorate each page as you want, adding areas for journaling or photos.  One of my pages has the digital image, "Time for Beauty" from Gingerloft that I colored to match my papers.  By the way, the paper I used is from Cosmo Cricket.  It's called Evangeline.  I purchased it from my local scrapbook store, Scrapbook 'N Memories.  Let's give a shout out to the small local stores and support them as much as possible.  Let's face it.  The bigger craft stores may have more inventory but the smaller stores have more selection and way better customer service.  Thanks Courtney!



Here's the cover of my album.  As you can see, a pretty ribbon is attached to the front and brought around so a bow can be tied on the side.  This keeps the pages neat and is also a fun element to open when you are showing it to your friends and family.




 Thanks for looking and check out all the cool images at Gingerloft.

Gingerloft Fancy Fold

My project for the Gingerloft theme this time is an accordian fold card album.  It's a small album you can carry in your purse or backpack.  The theme is fancy folds and I thought this fit perfectly.  The front and back covers are made from chipboard coasters that have been covered in patterned paper and the edges were sanded.  The inside pages are 3 1/2" by 10" and 3 1/2" by 7".  If you want more pages then cut both papers 3 1/2" by 10".  Or even add another piece to really make the album hold all your summer photos.


Then the fun part begins.  Decorate each page as you want, adding areas for journaling or photos.  One of my pages has the digital image, "Time for Beauty" from Gingerloft that I colored to match my papers.  By the way, the paper I used is from Cosmo Cricket.  It's called Evangeline.  I purchased it from my local scrapbook store, Scrapbook 'N Memories.  Let's give a shout out to the small local stores and support them as much as possible.  Let's face it.  The bigger craft stores may have more inventory but the smaller stores have more selection and way better customer service.  Thanks Courtney!



Here's the cover of my album.  As you can see, a pretty ribbon is attached to the front and brought around so a bow can be tied on the side.  This keeps the pages neat and is also a fun element to open when you are showing it to your friends and family.




 Thanks for looking and check out all the cool images at Gingerloft.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

A Cased Card

Hi.  Today I'm showing a card I cased from a blogger that used a stamp called Tea Time with Fhiona from Your Next Stamp.  Simonne Clay posted her creation on November 24th, 2010.  You can see her original post HERE.   I adapted her card to make it my own but I followed it fairly close.



 I recently looked at YNS's website and noticed a new release that will make casing this card so easy.  It's called Window Play Stamp and Die.  As much fun as this card was to make, figuring the measurements and putting it together took some real time.  I'm sure you can guess what I'm going to do to take care of that.  In my cart it goes!



Now, the only thing I need is a little gray kitty like Fhiona.  Right Jen?


A Cased Card

Hi.  Today I'm showing a card I cased from a blogger that used a stamp called Tea Time with Fhiona from Your Next Stamp.  Simonne Clay posted her creation on November 24th, 2010.  You can see her original post HERE.   I adapted her card to make it my own but I followed it fairly close.



 I recently looked at YNS's website and noticed a new release that will make casing this card so easy.  It's called Window Play Stamp and Die.  As much fun as this card was to make, figuring the measurements and putting it together took some real time.  I'm sure you can guess what I'm going to do to take care of that.  In my cart it goes!



Now, the only thing I need is a little gray kitty like Fhiona.  Right Jen?


Friday, July 6, 2012

Thanks Big Time

I used to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  I love the company, the products, the people.  I still follow the blogs of several amazing designers.  SU's new catalog was released on June 1 and as always there are lots of new goodies.  I saw this card on one of the blogs and knew I had to case it.



It's a masculine card, which is sometimes difficult to put together.  I have a male friend who wears bow ties and knew I had to make it for him.  The cardstock is one of the new 2012-2014 in colors, Midnight Muse and one of SU's staple colors, Cajun Craze.  The dsp is from a new collection called Comfort Cafe.  I love how everything coordinates!  I used the Petite Pennants Builder punch and the 1/2" circle punch to make the bow ties.  Not my idea, but brilliant anyway.  The sentiment is from the set A Word for You.  It's available in digital format and is only $3.95 for 6 sentiments including the one I used.



Tomorrow I'm heading to a demonstrator's open house to see all the new SU products and to do a make and take.  Looking forward to some FUN!!!

Thanks Big Time

I used to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  I love the company, the products, the people.  I still follow the blogs of several amazing designers.  SU's new catalog was released on June 1 and as always there are lots of new goodies.  I saw this card on one of the blogs and knew I had to case it.



It's a masculine card, which is sometimes difficult to put together.  I have a male friend who wears bow ties and knew I had to make it for him.  The cardstock is one of the new 2012-2014 in colors, Midnight Muse and one of SU's staple colors, Cajun Craze.  The dsp is from a new collection called Comfort Cafe.  I love how everything coordinates!  I used the Petite Pennants Builder punch and the 1/2" circle punch to make the bow ties.  Not my idea, but brilliant anyway.  The sentiment is from the set A Word for You.  It's available in digital format and is only $3.95 for 6 sentiments including the one I used.



Tomorrow I'm heading to a demonstrator's open house to see all the new SU products and to do a make and take.  Looking forward to some FUN!!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

CHF04

It's time for another Cornish Heritage Farms Challenge.  The theme today is Happy Day.  I made a card to celebrate a friend who is a new grandmother.  I can tell you from my own experience, IT IS WONDERFUL.  My grandkids are now 19 and 21 and it is still wonderful!  Jean's new grandchild is a girl, Avery, and is every bit a girly girl.  Usually the mother and baby are showered with gifts and love as they should be.  However, sometimes we forget the other members of the family.  So without further ado, here's my tribute to Jean and grandmothers everywhere.




I used one of CHF's Mushroom Lane digital images.  I love these mushroom houses!  Each is unique and fun and has their own look.  I colored my "grandmother" cottage with pink and gray Copic markers. The Authentique papers went perfectly with the image and colors.




 I certainly agree with this sentiment.



Head over to CHF to purchase your Mushroom Lane image and get crafting!  Create a card using CHF images. You can use either CHF digi or rubber stamps to create a card or project.... anything you like as long as the stamps are Cornish Heritage Farms. (Yes, they can be older stamps.)
Once you have created your card/project come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword CHF04.
Don't forget to check out the Cornish Heritage Farms Design Team's card on their blogs.


Anne Harmon


Barb Gmitro-Best


Barbara Bruder


Cindy Haffner


Dawn Bennett


Debbie Standard


Deneen Treble


Dianne Beans


Frances Byrne


Holly Brown


Jacqueline Smith


Kris Chirhart


Kristine Reynolds


Lisa Silver


Michele L


Petra Amico


Steph Ackerman


You could win a $10 Gift Certificate and a Winner's Badge to put on your Blog!



CHF04

It's time for another Cornish Heritage Farms Challenge.  The theme today is Happy Day.  I made a card to celebrate a friend who is a new grandmother.  I can tell you from my own experience, IT IS WONDERFUL.  My grandkids are now 19 and 21 and it is still wonderful!  Jean's new grandchild is a girl, Avery, and is every bit a girly girl.  Usually the mother and baby are showered with gifts and love as they should be.  However, sometimes we forget the other members of the family.  So without further ado, here's my tribute to Jean and grandmothers everywhere.




I used one of CHF's Mushroom Lane digital images.  I love these mushroom houses!  Each is unique and fun and has their own look.  I colored my "grandmother" cottage with pink and gray Copic markers. The Authentique papers went perfectly with the image and colors.




 I certainly agree with this sentiment.



Head over to CHF to purchase your Mushroom Lane image and get crafting!  Create a card using CHF images. You can use either CHF digi or rubber stamps to create a card or project.... anything you like as long as the stamps are Cornish Heritage Farms. (Yes, they can be older stamps.)
Once you have created your card/project come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword CHF04.
Don't forget to check out the Cornish Heritage Farms Design Team's card on their blogs.


Anne Harmon


Barb Gmitro-Best


Barbara Bruder


Cindy Haffner


Dawn Bennett


Debbie Standard


Deneen Treble


Dianne Beans


Frances Byrne


Holly Brown


Jacqueline Smith


Kris Chirhart


Kristine Reynolds


Lisa Silver


Michele L


Petra Amico


Steph Ackerman


You could win a $10 Gift Certificate and a Winner's Badge to put on your Blog!