Playing with Paper

So many yummy papers, so little time.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Summer Card Camp--Week 2, Card 1

Oh my word, this color combo was nearly IMPOSSIBLE for me! I had a much easier time last week! I just need the names of the colors to get me started but since we don't have that I tried printing off the colors, that did help a little.


1) Background stamped with Lawn Fawn "Judy's Bloom" w/ PTI "Vintage Cream"
2) Brad by Basic Grey (no collection name on pack, just "stitched brads"
3) Ribbon by MME "Kate"
4) Scallop punch by CTMH
5) Sentiment stamped with Lawn Fawn "Sophie's Sentiments"
6) Dusty Durango & Really Rust ink by SU
7) White card stock by CTMH "White Daisy" & PTI Kraft CS
8) Pink flower rub-ons by Basic Grey "Urban Prairie"

So with those supplies I believe I hit every color! PHEW! The pink/sherbert-ish color is in the rub ons and the apricot/cream-ish color are the stamped flowers. Those 2 colors didn't really show up on camera.

Thanks for stopping by!
Melissa

PS-I posted pics of my craft studio HERE.

My Crafting Studio


I took some pics of my studio! It's well...that depends on your perspective I guess!

Let me just say this...I'm the type of crafter that if my yummies are not with in arms reach, it won't get used. So, I cram everything close to my working desk.

So...here it is!


Below: that leaning tower o' paper on the tall bookshelf is now in very cute cubbies! See the last pic for those


Below: the cute cubbies...


So, what do you think? Fun or she's gone mad? My mom about passed out when she saw how much I crammed in here. I think I've got a great collection. It took YEARS to build. Little by little.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Summer Card Camp--Week 1, Card 2

Hi! Click HERE for the Young Crafters Unite blog hop!
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Hi! Thanks for stopping by!

I wasn't thrilled with my first card I posted for this camp so I made another one! (yes, yes, I really just wanted to play more, but I do like this one better!)

What do you think?


Below: Glitter! Distress Inks! Stitching! Rosettes! Buttons! Glossy Accents!


Below: Perfect Pearls! Glitter Pens! Paper Piecing!


Below: I decided to dress up the inside of the card a little more than I usually do. My lighting is a little wonky but the card base is white.


I hope you like this one! What would you add or change? Or do you just love it?


Friday, July 1, 2011

Young Crafters Unite Blog Hop!


Welcome! You should have hopped to me from the talented CiCi (check out her pics of her new crafting space too! She's got that cube/closet thingy!)!

The theme is "My Favorite Things" for this blog hop. And hands down I love playing with tags. I love using Distress Inks, stamping--everything about tags I love. So here's one of my favorite tags!


Thanks for stopping by! Next, hop to Deborah Nolan. She is one of my FAVORITE bloggers out there. So talented and to top that she's HILARIOUS! Seriously, so entertaining. She also on the DT over at Lily Pad Cards. AND she's the reason why I actually have photos posted today! On the Lily Pad blog she posted a frugal how-to for creating a light box using a cardboard box! Amazing, I tell you!

Hey-you made it to the end! There's a giveaway! The creaters/hostesses of this awesome blog hop Britta and Marie have arranged a great giveaway. Leave some comment love and have a chance to win 1) a $20 gift card from Simon Says Stamp, 2) A stamp set from Paper Smooches or 3) A stamp set from Lawn Fawn!

Comment by July 4th to be entered! Winners announced July 6th!

Supplies:
Paper-Hero Arts watercolor paper in white; 7 Gypsies (rosette)
Stamp-Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous "Good Thoughts"
Ink-Distress Inks in various colors
Ribbon/Trim-Polka Dot by PTI; 7 Gypies tapes; Studio Calico trim from the June kit
Paint-Ranger white and Crackle
Punch-EK Success
Other-pin, button