Saturday, August 27, 2011

~* enjoy the journey *~

Aloha Everyone!
I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far!  My thoughts are with everyone who is on the East Coast, USA.  I hope that you are safe.  I haven't been able to check on updates regarding Irene.
Between being sick, work, etc...and a lack of crafty mojo, I haven't been crafting much...but felt some grungey mojo today!
Here is an altered piece I made this afternoon.  I started off with corrugated cardboard from a snack cardboard box.  I added Tim Holtz tissue tape around the outer edge, scrunching it and make it look worn.  I edged that off with some copper stain. 
All the images are from a DCWV paper stack called the Bon Voyage Travel paper stack.  I cut out the passport image along with the travel tag and tickets and Honolulu postal canceling stamp.  I distressed the edges with my distresser and also with distress inks.  A piece of burlapy trim was place under the tag and tickets.  Used velvety brown chipboard letters for the title.  The button up top was stained copper with my alcohol ink.  Thick and thin twine was added beneath it for texture.  The butterfly charm was also stained with copper alcohol ink.  I added a wood button with twine and another metal button.  The compass is a plastic compass that I stained with copper alcohol ink to make it look less plastic-y ;p'.  I added a Tim Holtz swivel clasp to it.  Last I added glossy accents to the faux metal paper clip and also a piece of airplane trim.  I had a ton of fun playing this afternoon! 
I am entering this project into the Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Travel! challenge this week.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a lovely week!
*hugs* and Much aloha to you~!
Steph :)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

~* enjoy *~


Aloha Everyone!
Happy Aloha Friday to you!  Hope you had a wonderful week!  I still feel rusty making cards these days ;p'...but here's a card I made for two challenges.  I used the sweet color scheme of The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC95, which was to use Navy, Bubblegum and Leaf Green.  I instantly thought of this sweet image to use.  It is a C. C. Designs Stamp called Sweet Kiki La Rue, which I colored up with my Copics and an atyouSpica pen.  I used my Spellbinders dies, inking up the smaller one with Distress Inks, a bit of lace, some halfback pearls, AmyR sentiment stamp, and cute buttons.  I used the All That Scraps sketch for my layout.
Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a lovely weekend!
big *hugs* and Much aloha to you~!
Steph :)   

Monday, August 15, 2011

~* Sweet New Baby! *~


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Aloha Everyone!
Here's a card I made for my friend who just gave birth to a sweet baby girl.  I used a bunch of Stampin' Up! cardstock and my fave Stampin' Up! cherry paper, which I inked up the edges.  I wish I bought more, haha.  I used the C. C. Designs stamp and AmyR sentiment stamps.  I also used a bunch of Spellbinder dies.  I love the Fancy Tags dies.  I made paper buttons for my cherries.  I used some wire from a bunch of fabric flowers and added one of the leaves that I cut off.  There is some red crochet trim and burlap string.
I am entering this card into the All That Scraps Weekly Wednesday Challenge ~ Paper Buttons.
Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a lovely week!
*hugs* and Much aloha to you~!
Steph :)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

~*jingle belles - Shape-Up for the Holidays - Christmas Tree Card*~



Aloha Everyone!

So happy, got to finish up the card in my previous post today and got to make this card for the jingle belles challenge - Shape-Up for the Holidays. I started off with a chipboard piece from a Michaels' chipboard album I picked up last year in Cali. I added designer papers from Bo Bunny's a gift of love collection that I received as a prize from Cheryl at CCCB :). I also used the stamp set and stickers she sent over to add some background dimension. The vintage images are also from the collection, some were fussy-cut. I added some string pearls, Prima lace, burlapy trim and twine. Also added a flower from one of my trims. I had a ton of fun playing along :).


Thanks for stopping by!

*hugs* and Much aloha to you~!

Steph :)

~* {Welcome} Baby Boy Card *~



Aloha Everyone!

Here's a card I made using the K&Company Itsy Bitsy Baby Boy Collection papers. I used my EK Success edge punch on a strip of the Designer paper and added that to the top and bottom of my card. Glossy Accents, White Enamel Accents, and yummy buttons were added here and there. The little boy is the C. C. Designs Sugarplums "Spring Trevor" stamp that I colored up with my Copics. I distressed the edges of the card with a couple of Distress Inks.

I'm entering this card into All That Scraps Weekly Wednesday Challenge: Anything goes. So happy I could play along this week! I miss challenges ;p'!!

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a lovely week!

*hugs* and Much aloha to you~!

Steph :)