Friday, October 25, 2013

Christmas Tags Galore!

Bonjour again! Here is my entry for the today's Papertrey Ink Blog hop! The theme this month was to make at least 5 holiday tags.

oh, and just a note before you get started, none of my tags have hole punches or ribbon. I don't think that is a requirement in making tags, and hey, even if it is, oh well, I like tags better without holes and ribbon.

For the first (above) I just had to use Pedal Pusher. I used a classic holiday color palette and threw in some gems on the wheels for a bit of sparkle.  

This one just might be my fave of them all. I really wanted to use Irresistibly Ikat alot on the tags, which I did (you'll see it again below!) and I wanted to use some banners, so I die cut and stamped some banners. :) 

This one was a cute simple one-layer tag. :) 

This one is a bit different! I took the guideline circle from Hello Sunshine and used it to create a pretty holiday pattern. Then I die cut the tag with a big circle die to make the ends round. 

Another ikat tag! This one is simply a stamped circle adhered to the tag. 

Another ikat tag! Simple and bold. 

And my last tag. I used a simple color palette, and only two stamps. I love how you can use non-holiday stamps so often to create holiday projects!

Thanks for viewing my tags today! 

Jesus saves!

-Bethany :) 

Supplies (I'm just gonna give you the basics)
Cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink, (white) Recollections/Michaels
Clear Stamps: (sets: Happy Hexagon, Winter Penguin, Pedal Pusher, Snowflake Flurries, Irresistibly Ikat, Hello Sunshine) Papertrey Ink
Dye Ink: (Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Classic Kraft) Papertrey Ink, (Tuxedo Black, Cottage Ivy) Tsukineko, 
Pigment Ink: (gold) Tsukineko

Runway Inspired Ikat

Hey again! Here is my second take on the current Runway Inspired challenge! 

This was another easy one layer card. I just stamped everything and all done! One layer cards are my fav! 

Jesus saves!

-Bethany :) 

Cardstock: (white) Recollections/Michaels
Clear Stamps: (all stamps from Irresistibly Ikat set) Papertrey Ink
Dye Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Terracotta Tile) Papertrey Ink

Runway Inspired Starburst

Hello! I'm gonna have a couple posts for you tonight, first 2 for the Runway Inspired challenge, and then 1 for today's PTI blog hop. Here 'tis the inspiration:

And here 'tis my creation! 

I decided to take my inspiration from the idea of the colors of the outfit...neutrals with a pop of orangish red. 

I just stamped everything on the card and was finished. Easy and fun! 

I had some non-papercrafting fun yesterday making a shirt with printable iron-on paper to wear to Thor: The Dark World. I'm going the day before it comes out to see it along with Thor and The Avengers in the theater. So I get to see it a day early! :) 

See you in a few for another take on the challenge! 

Jesus saves!

-Bethany :) 

Cardstock: (white) Recollections/Michaels
Clear Stamps: (all stamps from Hello Sunshine set) Papertrey Ink
Dye Ink: (Tuxedo Black)  Tsukineko, (Terracotta Tile) Papertrey Ink

Monday, October 21, 2013

Thank You in Green

Hey again! Here's my last post today. Again, I apologize for the three posts!

This was made by making watercolors with some gelatos then getting some of the watercolors on the edge of a piece of cardstock, then wiping the piece of cardstock over the card. The colors are actually much deeper and richer in real life. 

I also just had to throw in some wood stars. :) 
And I am getting quite excited because I get to go see Thor: The Dark World on Nov. 7th with my dad! We are going to a marathon where they are showing Thor, The Avengers, then Thor: The Dark World, and all in 3-D! It's going to be a loooong, but fun day in the theatre! I am really looking forward to Thor: The Dark World. All the TV Spots are driving me nuts! I can't wait until November! I'm going to make a special shirt for the movie to wear to the theatre. I'll post pics after I make it! 

Jesus saves!

-Bethany :) 

Cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
Clear Stamp: (sentiment from Pedal Pusher set) Papertrey Ink
Dye Ink: (Cottage Ivy) Tsukineko
Coloring Medium: (assorted gelatos) Faber Castell\
Accents: (wood stars) Studio Calico

Silhouette Sunset

My second post today. Another entry for one of the Moxie Fab World Handmade Cards week challenges.

I inked some sunset colors over a tree mask. I also added some gold, which you can't really see here. 

Jesus saves!

-Bethany :) 

Cardstock: (white) Recollections/Michaels, (white) Papertrey Ink
Clear Stamp: (sentiment from Pedal Pusher set) Papertrey Ink
Dye Ink: (Pure Poppy, Terracotta Tile, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold) Papertrey Ink
Pigment Ink: (gold) Tsukineko 
Mask: (tree silhouette) The Crafter's Workshop
Die: (circle) Spellbinders

You Can Do It!

Greetings! Hope you are doing well. First, let me tell you I am doing three posts tonight. And the only reason I am doing three is because they were all made this afternoon/evening and the challenge deadline is today. Here we go:

I have these stars I picked up from Joanns the other day. I just about freaked out when I saw Joanns now has Studio Calico wood shapes now! ack! :) Happy me! 
I colored a bunch of the stars with watercolors made from some gelatos. Some of them have some metallic sheen to them, but you can't really see it in the photo. 

Jesus saves!

-Bethany :) 

Cardstock: (white) Recollections/Michaels, (white) Papertrey Ink
Clear Stamp: (sentiment from Pedal Pusher set) Papertrey Ink
Dye Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Coloring Medium: (assorted gelatos) Faber Castell
Accents: (wood stars) Studio Calico

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

My Minnesota Vacation

Hey again! I've wanted to post some photos of my vacation this summer to Minnesota, and decided to do it tonight since I have some time. :) We went to the Rochester Minnesota Area first, since all my dad's family is up there, and their fair was at that time, so we got to go to the fair for a couple days before heading to Minneapolis to go to the Mall of America which was AMAZING!

On the way, I got my first Starbucks drink...and it was SO good! I think it was called a Mint Cookie Crumble or some such thing. Delicious. 

We stayed overnight somewhere in Wisconsin and this Steam Engine was on display in the city where we stayed. Thats me (in the pink shirt) and my sis. 

Here's me (in the gray shirt with the blue jacket around my waist) and my mum (right in the front) and my sister (behind my mum) and one of my great aunts (in the black shirt) watching the rabbit show at the fair. 

They had this really neat horse show that we watched. The people had to dress up and pick a song that they performed to on their horse. So much fun to watch. 

Above is a horse all ready to be shown. 

My dad's Uncle's son has a pig farm and we got to help sort a truck load of piglets! They smell SO bad. And you are talking to someone who is around smelly chickens and ducks, so I'm used to farm smells. 
Literally, after we got done, we had to take a shower, and I  had to wash my hair about 2 times, and by the time I got out my hands still smelled like the pig smell. 

After some days at the fair we headed up to St. Paul/Minneapolis. Here is the lovely St. Paul skyline. 

Then we went to Minneapolis and checked into our hotel. Then we took off for the Mall of America! This was mostly a scouting trip, so that we could figure out everything when we went there the next day for our big shopping trip. Above we are eating at one of the many food courts. I'm in the white and blue print shirt on the left. In the middle is my sis, and on the right is my mum. 

Here we are in front of one of the stores in the Mall. They had great Minnesota stuff. 

And here we are, at the beginning of our big day at the Mall. 

The Mall is really beautiful. I love how there are different themes to various areas of the mall. 

The Amusement park is very neat. Me and my dad went on some of the rides later (my sis and mum don't like rides much) and we went on the log chute (which has a big drop at the end...ack!) and we went on this great roller coaster, which was GREAT! I loved it. I don't like really crazy, up side down coasters, and this one was great because it had NONE of that. Just lots of twists and turns. 

One of the many food courts. 

I also got to meet Linda, a papercrafter from the Hero Arts Flickr group. We ate lunch together then headed off to go shop at Archivers. I spent most of my money in there. lol. But it was well worth it. 

Here is my sis, me and my mum with some Auntie Annes pretzels we bought. SOOOO good! 
And that concludes the photos of the Mall. 

On the way back we went to the Indiana Dunes. Here we are on one of the beaches. Amazing. 

Here's a lovely view of the Dunes. It was beautiful. 

Anyway, hope you liked seeing my photos! 

Jesus saves!

-Bethany :) 

Patterned Paper + Lawn Fawn

I'm back again! yay! I have a card to share with you for the current Lawnscaping challenge, which was to use patterned paper.

I hoard patterned paper, but I don't ever seem to use it. So this challenge really made me dig it out! 
Well, actually, the paper I used on this card I had just bought because I went to a TJ Max because I needed to buy a dress to wear to a wedding coming up, and at the check out they had a bunch of American Crafts and Studio Calico paper pads. So I bought some. The were only about $3.50 a piece! :) 

I did lots and lots of paper piecing here! I love it when I work so hard on a card, and it turns out beautiful! :) 

I hope to be back tomorrow with another post! 

Until then! 

Jesus saves!

-Bethany :) 

Cardstock: (white) Recollections/Michaels
Clear Stamps: (hot air balloon, banner, clouds, sentiment from Blue Skies set) Lawn Fawn
Dye Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Specialty Paper: (vellum) Bazzill
Patterned Paper: (cloud paper from ? collection, rest of paper from Snippets collection) Studio Calico

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Thank You Dots

Hey! I'm back! I'm finally posting again! haha! :)  Things are starting to quiet down a bit more, so I have had some crafty time, and today I re arranged my bedroom/craft room. I am very happy with it! :) Tomorrow I plan to have a crafty day! woohoo! But for now, I've got a card to share for the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which was to use a clear or rubber stamp.

I used a clear stamp, of course! I actually don't like rubber stamps very much. I own some, but I love clear stamps soooo much better! :) 

I stamped this stamp (which is a  row of dots) over and over again to form a kind of bokeh pattern. 

I hope to be back tomorrow with a fun card using patterned paper and Lawn Fawn stamps! :) 
I'd also like to tell you that I'm going to be guest designing for a company the first week in November! I'll let you know which date exactly when it gets closer! 

Jesus saves!

-Bethany :) 

Cardstock: (white) Recollections/Michaels
Clear Stamps: (row of dots from Borders and Arrows set) Hero Arts (sentiment from Pedal Pusher set) Papertrey Ink
Dye Ink: (Smokey Shadow, Summer Sunrise, Classic Kraft, Terracotta Tile, Harvest Gold) Papertrey Ink