Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Junque Journal # 2

Got Junk? Got old denim jeans? Then you got junk! :)
This journal has the feel for blue jeans and grayish jeans! The flower on the cover was created using the SU Sizzix Circle #2 die and scraps from a cutup pair of jeans. It is layered on another blue jeans scrap. The cover patterned paper is from my stash; the tulle side tie is left over from another project. The inside pages have jeans pockets, paper scraps from stash, a Puffs tissue box cut up and a piece of it run through a paisley cuttlebug embossing folder, a window from a window envelope covers a scrap piece of patterned paper.

One more journal to create, but so far, this one is my favorite.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Junque Journal

The cover of a Junque Journal I created for yet another swap on SCS!! I didn't use lots of "junk" within the pages or on the journal cover; will leave that for the recipient to use as desired. The cover junk is the flower created using brown packing paper that was used in a recently received UPS order; the butterfly and flourish are from my scrap bin, the lace was leftover from another project. I decided to use the corner attachments to help protect the paper on the pointed corners. This is journal #1 of 3! Each journal will be different. Think Western and Black/White.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

More PTI

A stocking stuffer and a Christmas card for the PTI swap I mentioned in a previous post. The stocking stuffer little box will hold 2 chocolate nuggets. After creating the box it was stamped using PTI Turning A New Leaf stamp from that set and embellished with a stem from the Larger Than Life die and the flower was created using the Beautiful Blooms II #1 die set.

The Christmas card was created using the PTI Through The Trees set and a sentiment from the Christmas Blessings set; the background was embossed using the Sizzix flourish from the Snowflake and Flourish EF set and the border punch is SU.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Whipper Snapper and Penny Black

Another day, another swap! I created these two cards for a swap on SCS hosted by barbaralynn, her 14th round as hostess for cards created using stamps from these two companies. The first card I created using Jingle-balls which is a Whipper Snapper stamp, and my first ever Whipper Snapper stamp! I colored the image using Copic markers. The Penny Black stamp is called Village Christmas; I colored directly to the stamp using memento markers before stamping onto kraft cardstock. Coloring directly onto an image using markers is a technique I've used many times before and was recently re-introduced to it when I attended a stamp workshop atjoansgardens.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Cards for PTI Christmas Swap

PTI is one of my all-time favorite stamp companies. So glad that I've joined in some of the PTI card swaps on SCS. I'm in four categories for this round, sympathy, regular, Christmas, and stocking stuffer. The top card is my sympathy card created with the PTI With Sympathy set and a cheerylynn butterfly die. The regular card is created using the PTI dressform die. The smaller patterned paper panel that the forms are adhered to was stamped using the PTI Newsprint set; the tag was stamped using a sentiment from tiny tags and then punched out using SU small tag punch. The lace framing the layered panel is American Crafts.