Tuesday, April 30, 2013

My Favorites from Clear and Simple Stamps!

Happy Tuesday!!  Today is a fun day for the CSS Design Team!  We are all showing off our most favorite CSS products!
I am sure, that if you are a regular visitor to my blog, you already know how much I adore the CSS Ragdoll line.  There is something so fun and whimsical about these little people that totally captures my heart.  And speaking of hearts, another favorite comes to mind - the Hearts Combo.  I just love the shape of these puffy hearts and the companion stamps are a great bonus!  Another favorite of mine is the Sterling Silver Cord.  With a little more pizzazz than regular cotton twine, this metallic cord is perfect for when you are wanting a little added sparkle and shine. 
Here is a little project sharing my favorites mentioned above, along with a few other products that I can't live without *wink*
(click to enlarge)

A closeup of the ladies (L-R: Emma: Happy, Mia: Sweet, Carlie: Hello):
(Click to enlarge)
And a close up of the boys (L-R: Jake: Cool, Wesley: Banner)
(click to enlarge)
For all of these tags, I also used the following:
One more look at the gang! (There are 2 other dolls that don't live with me yet *wink*)
(click to enlarge)
Be sure to hop along and check out what the other ladies have to share with you today!
  • Audrey Tokach - **You are here**
  • Lori Telcer
  • Tracy Schultz
  • Laura Bassen
  • Kim Duran
  • Jennifer Rzasa
  • Elena Roussakis
  • Amber Kemp-Gerstel
  • Stephany Zerbe
  • CSS
    Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

    Thursday, April 25, 2013

    Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop!

    Hey there!  Today is PTI blog hop day and the challenge this month was to create a project that "tilted".  I had to ink up my new sets, Star Gazer and Star Gazer Additions.  I also got a little help from the Mama Elephant Cosmic Stars stamp set.  These sets compliment eachother perfectly ;)
    I made a card and matching tag for my Mom's birthday in June :)
    First, I sponged a piece of white cardstock with different colors of distress ink, then adhered that on a slight tilt to the card front.  The focal point is made using the medium and large Seeing Stars dies.  Using the cloud dies, I cut clouds from the BEAUTIFUL white shimmer cardstock.  LOVE!
    (Click to enlarge)
    For the matching tag, I used Mat Stack 3.

    (Click to enlarge)
    I can wait to play more with these sets!
    Thanks for stopping by!  Off to hop! :)
    Stamps: PTI Star Gazer, Star Gazer Additions, Mama Elephant Cosmic Stars
    Paper: PTI White, Royal Velvet, White Shimmer
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Plum Pudding, Tea Dye Duo, Ranger Distress Inks in Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Dusty Concord, Shaded Lilac
    Dies: Seeing Stars, Mat Stack 3, Clouds
    Other:Copic Markers, Popdots, Plum Pudding Satin Ribbon, Clear and Simple Stamps Sterling Silver Cord

    Tuesday, April 23, 2013

    Pinspired Challenge #8

    Hey there!  It's Tuesday, and that means it's time for another Pinspired Challenge!  This challenge is inspired by the above photo.  Light, bright, pastel colors are perfect for the spring season!
    Challenge #8 is sponsored by the fabulous Timeless Twine!!
    Here is my card inspired by the picture:
    (Click to enlarge)
    For my card, I used a pale lime green cardstock from Bazzill along with the Butterfly Dreams and Beautiful Butterflies stamp sets from Papertrey Ink.  The leaves are from a Paper Smooches set called Reflections.  I shaded the leaves with a few flicks of a copic marker.
    Please be sure to visit the Pinspired Challenge blog for lots more inspiration!!
    Have a great day! :)

    Monday, April 22, 2013

    Love you to the stars & back... {Papertrey Ink}

    Hello there!!  I had some crafty time over the weekend, and also received my April Papertrey Ink order.  I only ordered 2 stamp sets from this release, but boy do I love them!  This card uses the new Star Gazer and Star Gazer Additions sets along with Boy Basics: Out of this World.
    (Click to enlarge)
    I can already see so many possibilities with these sets.  They really filled in a gap in my stamp collection as I have nothing like them.  I plan to tuck this card in my husband's away bag when he isn't looking so he can find it later ;)
    I will have another card to share using these new sets on the 25th for the PTI blog hop.  Super excited! :)
    Have a great day!  Thanks for stopping by!! :)

    Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
    Stamps: Star Gazer, Star Gazer Additions, Boy Basics: Out of this World
    Paper: White, Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening Pattern Pack
    Ink: Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Tea Tye Duo, Memento Tuxedo Black
    Dies: Pinked Edge Border
    Other: Twinery Twine, Copic Markers, Pop Dots

    Sunday, April 21, 2013

    Featured on the CSS APP today!

    Hello there!  Just wanted to pop in really quick and show you a peek for my project that is being featured on the CSS App today.  I love me some CSS Critters!!  Click the image below to be taken to the full version.
    Hope you are having a great day!  Thanks for stopping by!!

    Tuesday, April 16, 2013

    All about Alphabets! {Clear and Simple Stamps}

    Hey there!  Happy Tuesday!  Today is group post day with Clear and Simple Stamps.  For this challenge, we are all about alphabets!  I pulled out all of the CSS Alphabets that I own and whipped up this card, perfect for a little boy.
    My card uses the Alpha Duo, Alpha Dots and Alpha Bold stamp sets, as well as Cart Pals: Baby, Cart Parts and the Doily stamp..  Everything was distressed with Ranger distress inks to make it look more vintage.
    (Click to enlarge)
    Be sure to check out these ladies' creations too!
    Audrey Tokach - **you are here**
    Thanks all for now!!  Thanks for stopping by! :)

    Saturday, April 13, 2013

    It's a Luau!! {Clear and Simple Stamps}

    Hello there!  I hope you are ready for a party!  Today we are party hoppin' over at Clear and Simple Stamps!  Can you believe it's party hop time already?  That means another awesome collection is just around the corner!  But right now, we are sharing party ensembles using all of the fab new goodies from the CSS Favorites release.
    With summer, also comes the warm-weather parties.   Time to get ready!  CSS' By the Glass series is pefect for those summer cocktail parties and luaus!
    (click to enlarge)
    You are invited to a Summer Cocktail Party!
    (Click to enlarge)
    For my party invite, I used the Ragdoll Stand stamp set along with the new Taglines: By the Glass.  The grass skirt was made with a few snips using the Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors, and I added some Glossy Accents and Stickles for some extra bling.
    Once you get to the party, be sure to find your place card and take a seat.
    (click to enlarge)
    I made these place cards using the By the Glass and By the Glass Too stamps sets and the new matching dies.
    Once you have found a place to sit, please enjoy this little place setting party favor.
    (click to enlarge)
    It is hard to see in the picture, but this little Pina Colada is actually the Favor Party 8 box.  I used the Build -a-Critter Owl die for the coconut.  I cut off the top portion of his head (sorry Mr. Owl) and then scored on a diagonal and inked each score line for some extra dimension.  The lemon slice is a diecut circle and the seeds from the Strawberry (Fruit Appliques 2) die.  The coconut is actually adhered to the front flap of the favor box.
    When you've had enough partying, and it's time to leave, don't forget to take your thank you gift!
    (Click to enlarge)
    I put some tiny drink mixers in a little sand bucket and created a tag using the By the Glass dies.  Some ribbon, paper shred and a mini pinwheel and voila! :)
    I sure hope you enjoyed my luau!  Be sure to hop around to visit these other girls and see what kinds of parties they are throwing!
    Audrey Tokach - You are here!
    Thanks for stopping by!! :)

    Tuesday, April 9, 2013

    Pinspired Challenge #7

    Hey there!  It's time again for another Pinspired Challenge!  I adsolutely LOVE the inspiration photo for this challenge.  So many possibilities!
    This challenge is sponsored by Timeless Twine!
    For my card today, I pulled out one of my very favorite Paper Smooches stamp sets, Sunny Side Up.  I knew I wanted to use Timeless Twine's Raspberry Lemonade twine, so I went with that color scheme.  The yellow polkadot paper is from Lawn Fawn's Pink Lemonade paper pad.
    (Click to enlarge)
    For more information on this challenge and for lots more inspiration from the design team, please be sure to visit the Pinspired Challenges blog.  We hope you'll join us for a chance to win a great prize! :)

    Monday, April 8, 2013

    Release in Review & APP Peek! {Clear and Simple Stamps}

    Hello there!  Happy Monday!  Today we start the CSS Favorites Release in Review!
    I have really enjoyed working with the products from this release.  Today the team is focusing on the By the Glass dies and Taglines: By the Glass.
    For my project today, I wanted to show that you can use the By the Glass dies without having the matching stamps.  I cut the martini glass from vellum and adhered them using a glue dot onto a clear card front.  To make the olives, I used the center cut-outs from the Eyelet Border dies and then added a toothpick to make it look like the real deal.  The zigzag stamp is from Designer Lines and I used Alpha Duo for the sentiment and colored the letters in with colored pencils.
    I thought it would be fun to jazz up a jar of olives to go with the card.  This would be a fun and inexpensive hostess gift!  I stamped the mini martini glass and a sentiment from Taglines: By the Glass onto a piece of fabric and then colored with copics.

    I hope you enjoyed my project today!  Be sure to visit these ladies for tons more inspiration:
    I also have a card on the CSS App today!  Click the preview below to be taken to the full version!!
    Thanks for stopping by! :)