Friday, May 30, 2014

A Bucket List Book

Hi Everybody! Today I wanted to show you what I call a BUCKET LIST BOOK. I made a mini book of places I want to go in the United States with very minimal supplies. The paper for the cover is so colorful that it looks great as a stand alone. All I did to give it a little handmade touch is adhere a pennant from the Open Road collection to the cover, but you could adorn yours more if you like. 

Here is a peek of the inside. To see the rest of it and how I made it, check out the Crate Paper blog HERE!

Have a great day!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The. Very. Last. One.

Well, it's the last week of Case Study Challenge as me as the muse. and this last one was tough for me. When I made this first card, it seemed so organic. I just layered one Penny Black stamp after another and in about 20 minutes, it was finished. But the muse card...that stinky muse card, took hours. I still don't think it's exactly right, but I present it to you nonetheless.

first the muse card. What does this mean? It means you take the this first card and use it as a jump off point to create your own masterpiece!

I used the arrows, the large gold centerpiece and stitching as inspiration. Instead of sequins, I used splatter and I stuck to the same color scheme. 

I am still playing with lighting and such so bare with me. I can't predict the light in Ohio! And speaking of playing, why not play along with case study this final week??

Thursday, May 22, 2014

I'm Late!

Well I am a little late in posting this!! I started my new job this week and it has been a whirlwind of changes and excitement. I am pursuing my dream nurse practitioner job in cardiology and I am both scared and excited. I have bought books, organizational items, got a new bag, a lab coat with my name embroidered on it and I am set to go to learn inpatient cardiology. EEK!

With all that has been going on, I seem to have forgotten to post my card for Case Study! Oh boy! Here is my card.

Case Study 22nd

The card is based on this one:

To make this card I used the doily embossing folder from Crate Paper. It's pretty amazing :) I used gelatos and kind of white washed a white piece of paper in rows of the 4 colors that came in the pack and then die cut them with a PTI button bits die. I think the Hello die is from SSS. I used my friend Ceal's supplies. It's pretty cool to get to use friends stuff, all the awesomeness without the price tag! She gave me the gems too. Have I mentioned that she is a gem herself?

I am missing my Colorado friends. I hope you hug your friends extra tight next time you see them. Sometimes you take for granted that they will always be there to hang out, you know?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Case Study Muse Take 3

Week 3 of my museness at the Case Study Challenge and here we go...

Case Study Week 3

So how did I end up with this card? Well, lets start with the muse card and dissect.

In the original card I had white die cuts along the right side. I traded that for a large embossed ampersand. 

Lots of color on the left side, reds, yellows, greens. That I kept the same but instead of a garden, I used abstract shapes.

I made the card for my cousin Mejgon who graduated college this past weekend and has hopes for medical school to be an ER doc. So proud of her!

I loved seeing all the cards these past weeks. I sure hope to see yours there :)))

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Case Study Muse Week 2

Week as the Case Study Muse and below was the chosen card  ever make a card and then wonder why all the praise? That's how I felt about this card. I put a bunch of washi in the window portion of the card and down the side. That was the edgy element I incorporated. It was for Runway Inspired Challenge and it was really fun to make because RIC appreciates edgy.

For my Case I used an impression plate instead of textured paper. I also added some more colors but tried to stay in the same color family.  And instead of so much washi, I took a more tamed approach to the window of the card.

CSC #2

We moved to Ohio about a week ago. Our family of 6 is staying with my mom. It's been great. I am still searching for a perfect card photo spot though. For now this little corner will have to do. You don't realize all the small changes a move will bring until you do them. One of the changes is my beloved photo window.

CSC #2 crop

Here is a close up of the card's "window". Check out what the fabulous design team did HERE.  I hope you will play :)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Case Study Challenge Muse<--Yup That's Right

You know what has always made me nervous? Having a party.

Will people come?
Are they going to like the activities I planned?
Is my house clean enough?

Even though I wanted to celebrate with people, these thoughts always prevented me from having one. So when I got asked to be the Case Study Muse, at first I rejoiced...but then the worry came. Will they play? Are my cards good enough? But I am going to try to shrug these feelings and just be happy that I got asked! There are five chances to play this is the first card for your inspiration!

Here is the CAS card I made based on the above original creation.

I used plan patterned paper with "rows" in it like the inspiration card. I kept the color combination the same. This time I didn't stamp on it like I did the first card. I used the same heart die cuts and layered them on top of the card using felt. and instead of stamping the sentiment I put a die cut on top. Some signature twine and I was done!