July 29, 2013

Man Oh Man Monday No. 20 | Hip Hip Hooray

Hello, hello, hello!  Today I am bringing you some fun, bright and happy birthday cards for twin boys turning 6.  I used printables from Studio Calico and Emily Merritt Designs along with stamps from Studio Calico and Paper Wings Productions.

Don't you love the adorable balloon animal?  If you missed out on this one from Studio Calico I recommend buying the equally charming and sweet Party Animal stamp set from Avery Elle.

Card No. 1

Card No. 2
For some variation in the cards I colored in each balloon animal with its own color with Copic markers and changed up some of the journaling cards mounted behind the balloon animal journaling card.  I also added the opposite color for a little pop on the photo corner cut from the frame from Life Framer.
For added dimension on the balloon animal journaling card layer I added some dimensional adhesive under the edges, but not the center of the journaling card.  To give the notebook page journaling card more interest I punched holes, cut into the holes and curled up the edges.
What do you think?  I hope my cousins like them.  Hope you have a wonderful week!

Happy creating,

Digital: April Printable by Geralyn Sy (aka In a Creative Bubble), May Printable by Marcy Penner (aka Hello Forever) and July Printable by Marcy Penner (aka Hello Forever), Studio Calico; Hey There and Shine, Emily Merritt Designs
Stamps: stamp set from Coconut Grove Add-On Card Kit, Studio Calico; life framer, Paper Wings Productions
Ink: tuxedo black Memento, Tsukineko; cough syrup and spice tin, Jenni Bowlin for Ranger
Cardstock: white, Georgia-Pacific; solar white, Neenah Paper
Patterned paper: Sketchbook 6x6 paper pad, Amy Tangerine/American Crafts; dilly dally "curious" petals from miss caroline collection, My Mind'e Eye
Other: journaling cards, Studio Calico; chevron border die, Avery Elle; Cuttlebug, Provo Craft; sewing machine, Brother; mint blue (B01), manganese blue (B34), mignonette (YG11), chartreuse (YG13) and skin white (E00), Copic; seal punch, Martha Stewart Crafts; twilight sprinklers color mist, October Afternoon; hole punch, Fiskars; tiny attacher, Tim Holtz; foam dimensional adhesive


July 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink July 2013 Blog Hop | Fruits of Summer Color Inspiration

Welcome my talented friends! 

It's the 25th of the month which means another Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!  Today's is all about the juicy, bold colors of summer.  For more information check out Nichole Heady's blog post HERE.

With a healthy dose of bright white, I attempted four of the color schemes.  I probably should have gone with saturated flowers, but for some reason I did what I did.
Card No. 1

Card No. 2

Card No. 3

Card No. 4

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I made half as much as I will love your summery creations.  It was a delight to have you visit.

Happy creating,

Stamps: Mehndi Medallion, Bountiful Banners, Irresistibly Ikat, Square Prints, Postmarks, Happy Trails, Stitches & Swirls, Label Basics and Half & Half, Papertrey Ink
Ink: raspberry fizz, harvest gold, limeade ice, soft stone and aqua mist, Papertrey Ink; bubble gum, butter bar, green hills, orange soda, raspberry jam and soft cantaloupe, Hero Arts Shadow Ink; VersaMark, Tsukineko
Cardstock: stamper's white select, raspberry fizz, pure poppy and summer sunrise, Papertrey Ink
Dies: Fillable Frames #1 die and Angled Labels Die Collection, Papertrey Ink
Other: opaque white embossing powder, JudiKins; heat embossing gun; Cuttlebug, Provo Craft; sewing machine, Brother; signo white gel pen, uni-ball, sunflower glitter tape, American Crafts; apron lace border punch, Fiskars; dimensional foam adhesive

July 15, 2013

Man Oh Man Monday No. 19 | Enjoy the Journey

Good evening! Using some chipboard pieces from the Fact & Fiction collections by Basic Grey along with some patterned paper from Fact by Basic Grey, some stamps from Basic Grey and Sn@p! Studio by Simple Stories and a new die (it also comes with cool stamps too) from 7Gypsies/Hampton Art/Sizzix I made this vaguely office-y/vintage card:

That's it for me for now.  Hope you have a joyous week.

Happy creating,

Stamps: carbonated background, Basic Grey/Hero Arts; snapshots, sn@p! studio by Simple Stories
Ink: charcoal mid-tone, Hero Arts Shadow Ink; weather vane, Jenni Bowlin for Ranger
Cardstock: white, Georgia Pacific
Patterned paper: 6x6 paper pad from Fact collection, Basic Grey
Other: designer chipboard stickers from Fact & Fiction collections, Basic Grey; Gypsy Files Stamp & Die-cut (file die cut), 7Gypsies/Hampton Art/Sizzix; Cuttlebug, Provo Craft; sewing machine, Brother; tiny attacher, Tim Holtz; Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper, We R Memory Keepers; dimensional adhesive

July 11, 2013

Travel on Over to The Aviary

Oh hello there, friend!  I just wanted to give you a little heads up that I am blogging over at The Aviary today.

Here's a peek:

Hope you will travel along with me!

Happy creating,

July 8, 2013

Man Oh Man Monday No 18 | Dude You Are Amazing

Tonight I decided to again pull out the June Simon Says Stamp! Card Kit: Something Awesome featuring the Dude stamp set by Kelly Purkey.  Such a fun kit and I love the stamp set.
This card is all about the Dude stamp set and Basic Grey's Hipster 6x6 papers and snippets from the kit.   I did do a little sewing as well.

Now let's get to the card:

Of course I used a little dimensional adhesive on the card to pop up the dude speech bubble.

And the last peek of the card:

That's all from me for now.  Have a glorious week!

Happy creating,

Card kit: June Simon Says Stamp! Kit: Something Awesome, Simon Says Stamp
Ink: pale tomato and cup o'joe, Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
Cardstock: Georgia-Pacific
Other: sewing machine, Brother; Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool, Ranger; Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper, We R Memory Keepers; dimensional adhesive

July 5, 2013

Paper Wings Productions' July Design Team Blog Hop

Ahoy there!  Welcome to the “By The Sea” Paper Wing Productions' Design Team Blog Hop and Giveaway.  If you've arrived here from Dana's blog, then you're in the right place.  If you’re just stopping by for a visit, I’d love for you to check out our hop...you will love what you find.  Please CLICK HERE to start from the beginning.

This month we’re sharing enchanting projects from down “by the sea”.  So grab a tall cold drink with a colorful umbrella naturally and let’s go “by the sea.”  There will be blog candy along the way too so make sure you stop by each blog!  This month’s main prize is a gift certificate to the new Paper Wings Productions' online store.  

For a chance to win, all you need to do is:
  • be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog, The Aviary
  • visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave them some love. Then go back to The Aviary and leave a comment letting them you completed the hop. 
  • to increase your chances of winning, like the Paper Wings Productions' Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop. 
  • then just come back and let us know! Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of the additional entries. 

The winner will be announced on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 on The Aviary.

Are you ready to see what I have in store for you by the sea?

It just so happens that I am in a nautical mood and luckily Paper Wings Productions has just the stamps I need to make a nautical inspired canvas panel.

I began the canvas by stamping the waves from Mermaid on the bottom right hand side of the canvas with grey ink.  Then I over stamped the postcard in blue ink from Writing Backgrounds or Postcard.  I also stamped the postcard on the top left of the canvas.  The last bit of stamping on the canvas was to add several shells and starfish from Sea Melange or Sea.  Lastly, I added some drops of mist and distressed the edges with Distress Ink.

The finished background:

Left tag:

I stamped the starfish from Sea Melange or Sea in grey on to a coffee stained tag.  The quote from Sea Melange or Seaside was stamped in blue ink.

Center tag:

The lighthouse from Sea Melange or Seaside was stamped in navy on a coffee stained tag.  I added some depth to the image by using a Copic marker.   In blue ink I stamped the cancellation seal from Text Melange or Text on the bottom right.  I stamped part of the handwriting from Writing Backgrounds or Writing in grey over the seal and on the top left of the tag.

Right tag:

I stamped the ship scene from Sea Melange or Sea in blue on a coffee stained tag.  I stamped just the waves a few more times to fill in the bottom of the tag which turned out perfect!  I stamped the clouds from Earth & Sky Melange or Cloudy several times on the top of the tag in blue ink to finish off my scene.

And here is another look at the this seaworthy canvas:

I think this little baby is going to my papa as he also loves the nautical look.  I love when something I make can be given as a gift.  Win-win.

By the way if you want to see a couple of other by the sea projects I've made in the past for Paper Wings Productions click HERE (mermaid) and HERE (boat).  Make sure to also visit The Aviary for lots of other fabulous by the sea inspiration and much, much more!

That's it from me for now.  Make sure to head on over to finish up the hop at The Aviary.

Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way:

Shay *you are here
The Aviary

It has been an absolute delight to have you visit me today and I hope this hop motivates you to ink up some Paper Wings Productions stamps!

Happy creating,


Ink: antique linen and brushed corduroy, Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger; weather vane, Jenni Bowlin for Ranger; navy and stone wash, Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
Other: canvas panel, Artist's Loft; coffee stained tags; Inkssentials ink blending tool, Ranger; token from midway collection sprinklers color mist, October Afternoon; hemp twine; cool gray no. 3 (C3), Copic; dimensional adhesive

July 2, 2013

Man Oh Man Monday No. 17 | Anchors Away


Happy July and hello there!  For today's Man Oh Man Monday I went nautical.  Perhaps I am too easily swayed, but I end up being a fan of most trends especially all things nautical.  Maybe I just have a weakness for peg legs, sea shanties and scurvy. 

I also printed up some more awesome journaling cards by Emily Merritt Designs.  This time around the Ahoy kit.

I picked out the anchor card.  From the one anchor journaling card I was able to create two cards simply by cutting out the anchor.  For the first card I used the negative section of the journaling card and the anchor which I cut out on the second card.

As we are nearing July 4th I decided to pair the blue with some snappy red and white diagonal striped paper.

Card No. 1


Card No. 2
I hope you have a delightful 4th of July and come back Friday for a sea worthy adventure with Paper Wings Productions' design team.

Happy creating,

Digital kit: Ahoy, Emily Merritt Designs
Stamps: neat things, Hello Forever for Studio Calico (from the Spencer's Project Life Kit) and XOXO stamp set from Planetarium Card Kit, Studio Calico
Ink: charcoal and navy mid-tone shadow ink, Hero Arts
Cardstock: stamper's select and kraft, Papertrey Ink
Patterned paper: stationary noted 6x6 paper pad, Teresa Collins
Other: Tide embossing folders, Lifestyle Crafts; Cuttlebug, Provo Craft; star sequins, stash; silver mini brads, stash; opaque gems, Studio Calico; brown sugar glitter tape, American Crafts; craft knife, Martha Stewart Crafts; dimensional adhesive


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