Saturday, June 22, 2013

ATC kitty and Paper Temptress

Happy Sunday to ya!!

I was playing with my Paper Temptress again and decided to use my cuts on my ATC for a swap.

I used some Marbelized Vellum which can be found here.

I really love the Vellum Package because I get to sample the different options.

Shimmery vellum and cardstock

I also tried the Copic Sampler Package the Cryogen White 89# There is a little sparkle to my kitty.

Paper Temptress also offers flowers and ribbons. I had to order the Holiday Blue Ribbon Carnation which can be found here

I also did a little masking in the top right corner by using a mixture of modeling paste and some powders from Lindy Stamp Gang. It's a soft pink butterfly wing.

I used my 3rd Eye Stamps for the various elements. 3rd Eye has a wide variety of stamps and some exciting new products check it out here.

Here is the final project.

This was created for a Swap for Scraps of Darkness for Ms. Marci.
Supplies used Paper Temptress Papers: Cryogen White 89# from the Copic Sampler Package, Holiday Blue Ribbon Carnation, Marbelized White Vellum, Yummy Iridescent. Consider Paper Temptress for yours specialty paper needs. Also check out our blog for some fabulous inspiration from our awesome Design Team members.

3rd Eye Stamps:

Bouquet  / Cat  / journaling lines TES-136 /  TES-041L Lightbulbs large 

I used 2 Martha Stewart punches for the butterflies,Viva Decor Gold Pearl Pen, molding paste and my Fabric tac, Tim Holtz Wire Pins, Hemp Cord, Quick Quotes Chalking ink - Hawaiian Blue.. 

Thanks for looking.

Happy Scrappn

Friday, June 21, 2013

Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peak at my post for Sunday with Paper Temptress. I can't wait to share it with you. 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

One Big Happy Family

Hi Everyone!
This is Monica here with my first post for THE PAPER TEMPTRESS. I'm so excited to be  working with these fabulous papers! I'm not a normal cardmaker but thought I would give it a try. I'm starting to fall in love with dies, well when I can get them to work. Here is a close up  of the card. Products used Basis cardstock, Vellum, Silver Lustre Collection (my favorite). I took this picture in direct sunlight so you could see the awesome shimmer of the Silver Lustre Collection. I'm including a little mini tut. I hope you like it and that it makes sense. I used my brand NEW Memory Box Dies, and Marianne Designs Creations. Check out Paper Temptress for your cardstock and ribbon needs. 

Silver Lustre 
Here are the papers I used:

and now a close up of the Vellum that has a special sheen to it.

This next shot is using a technique where you ink the top of the embossing folder and then running my paper thru it. Anna Griffin Embossing Folder Foliard was a joy to work with. 

Getting the die cuts assembled and prepped for the final step.


Tresors de Luxe fabulous flower

subtle ink on beautiful Paper Temptress Paper

The final shot
I loved these new dies that I found at my local scrapbook store.. R U Stampin and Scrapping! Thank you Joyce.
I also used a new Platform System called The Genius.  This is thanks to Joyce as well. I only have the Cuttlebug and had bought some new spellbinders and I could not get them to cut for anything!! Well she explained to me how The Genius only has 3 plates.. The base plate is MAGNETIC.. no more sliding around. The top plates are self healing and made of some material that doesn't let it warp.  So I only needed two plates to get my stuff to work! How amazing is that!!!  I will probably be getting the Big Shot this year. I need something a bit more reliable. I used The Genius with my new dies and they just came out perfectly.   
I also have to give a shout out to TRESORS DE LUXE!! I got my flowers today and I just love them. I highly recommend her store for the most fabulous laces and flowers!! 

Products used:
Paper Temptress: Silver Lustre Collection, Basis Cardstock, Vellum package
Tresors de Luxe : Flower
Memory Box Dies: Marietta Buckle, Ivy Tendrils
Marianne Designs Creatables: LR0248
Genius: Ultimate Platform System
Anna Griffin Embossing Folder: Foliard
Distress Ink: Black Soot
Pink by Design : All in the Family Stamp
Prima: Worn Jeans
Tim Holtz: Mini Gears

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.
Happy Scrappn

Monday, June 3, 2013

June Publication


I submitted 2 baby layouts for Scrap n' Art Online Magazine.

You can view the article here : Scrap n' Art .

How exciting.

I just viewed the gorgeous submissions for Brides and Babies.. wow o wow!

So head on over to Scrap n' Art and see for yourself.

Thank you Scrap n' Art.

Mojo Monday

I'm trying new challenges.
Over at The Flying Unicorn they have Mojo Monday's.
I decided to do this cute pic of my coworker's nephew Carver. It's a joy to watch this little one grow up.

I used my Cameo to make the 2 Flourishes using my Paper Temptress "Lustre" collection of papers. There is also some Gina's Designs Chippie. I used my 3rd Eye Brick Wall stamp again and tucked in some Braid's as leaves.  Also the white vellum is from Paper Temptress as well. The background paper is from Heartfelt Creation's Timeless Amour Collection.  Here are a few closeups.

Zva Crystals I got from Scraputante's store. The flourish and  Vellum are from PAPER TEMPTRESS.

Renea's gorgeous butterflies
The Vellum peeking out under the butterfly is from Paper Temptress as well as the flourish.

Paper Temptress paper cut flourish from Cameo

Gina's Design Leafy Corner

The new sketch is already up.
and Random .org was choosing the winner.. and I found out.. I WON. whe whew.. I am soooooo glad I participated.

Thank you Uni's!

Happy Scrappn! :)

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Tag Swap Time

Happy June.
Over at Scraps of Darkness we have a Tag Swap going.
This is for Ms. Karen. I've seen mine and cannot wait to get it!
I specifically created it with the challenge in mind going on at The Flying Unicorn.

Here are a few close ups:

My 3rd Eye Stamps shining

The flourish peeking out under the keys cut from cardstock from PAPER TEMPTRESS.

Loved using my cogs

Can't have too many keys
The keys were on Heavenly white 80# cardstock from PAPER TEMPTRESS.
Here's the final pic of the completed tag:

I used several pieces of my papers from PAPER TEMPTRESS. In the top right corner is a flourish I cut using the Lustre paper. For the keys I used Heavenly White 80#, and for the leaves I used from the Basis Cardstock green. I embossed them with different types of powders.. I tried the Tim Holtz Embossing Puffs and it was ok... I like the black gloss look better.. it turned my paper some weird ashy look. I still love my CTMH embossing powders.. I have yet to find a better powder.
To check out the fantastic papers over at Paper Temptress : Click Here.
I used several of my 3rd Eye stamps: BRICK WALL  TES-080 I used for the basis of my tag;  For my leaves I used the BRAID stamp and cut it up TES-019; I was inspired by a post on the 3rd Eye blog which you can see here Click here; I used the KEY stamp TES-028;  I loved stamping them in multiple colors; I stamped the Cogs 3 set on the outer portion of the little envelope TES-090. To check out all the amazing stamps available from 3rd Eye click here.
I used the following Distress Inks: Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Peeled Paint, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Seedless preserves.
CTMH embossing powders and their ink Autumn Terracotta.

Thank you for dropping by.
Happy Scrappn!