Sunday, September 30, 2012

Truly, Madly, Deeply: Scrapbook Page

Welcome in to The Play Date Cafe!

Let's get right to this week's 
exciting colors 
and they are

I thought I'd try my hand at something a little different and do a scrapbook page.  I'm not much of a scrapper, but I love this photo snapped poolside of my handsome husband and wanted to profile it in my office somehow. 

I have the toughest time with light and capturing accurate colors!  Honestly these were all the colors from the challenge, not peach, brown, and lime green!

Grunge board hinges are combos of Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters & Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Bronze.
I gesso'd my grungeboard pieces and then inked them up so they'd take the colors more "true."

Pin says "Keepsake."  So fitting for my feelings about the photo subject!

As you can tell I went all kinds of happy using Tim Holtz products.  I've had these sprockets and game spinners forever, just now using them!

The paper was much more pinky-red, so I used a direct-to-paper approach with distress inks and Pearl Poppy Memento ink. Photo edited in PSE9 and Perfect Effects 3.
I didn't use a sketch or anything for this layout -and I didn't even use my cricut!  I can hardly believe I accomplished this without either one.  But I've hoarded these TH products for such a long time, it was so much fun to put it all on one project!

I'm not sure how effective the design here is, but I had fun all the same and will happily put this up in a frame above my desk.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Monday, September 17, 2012

October Day

Stamp TV Mix it Up Monday: 

STV12MON37 – Fall Friends

I LOVE fall and know a few other special people who do too.  This is a card and sentiment I know they'll appreciate!

The stamp is ancient - from the early 1990s, sadly the maker is unknown.  Stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Bee Paper Co. paper and colored with Spectrum Noir Markers.

Literally I've had these a bag of natural feathers for about a decade.  These itty-bitty ones do make a nice natural or masculine accent, don't you think?

Just a touch of raffia to set off the sentiment. 

 When I first began stamping way back in the early-mid 1990s, raffia was everywhere and used on everything.  I still have a stash, but it only seems to be used in little bits - that's OK I guess, no one needs to know how old it is! 

Use It Tuesday

Challenge #39: Anything Goes!

 Thanks for checking out my blog.  I love hearing from you!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Commontion Potion

Less Is More

Week 85 Theme

For our theme this week we have a really easy project for you... simply incorporate an
into your design somewhere... what could be easier?

Cardstock:  Bazzill Basics, Bee Paper Co., from stash
Cartridges:  A Frightful Affair, Artiste
Stamps: CTMH, Magic Potions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Ink Pen: Zig

Thanks for taking a peek!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Oct. 31st

Mojo Monday 258

Cardstock: Recollections Kraft, Bazzill Basics, Bee Paper Co.
Paper: MAMBI
Stamps: House in the woods, unknown, Perfect Fit Halloween, CTMH
Ink: Orange Marmalade Distress Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers: Spectrum Noir
Brad:  from stash

Thanks for taking a peek!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Vintage Tag

My attempt at shabby chic - a real stretch for me as its not in my wheelhouse. Background stamp from Crafter's Companion.

Various cricut cuts from photocopied vintage papers dating back more than 100 years. See more projects with that paper here.

My first attempt to play with the canvas fringe.

My attempt to recreate the color combo Evergreen, Olive, Smoke & Cherry Blossom.

LOVE these sets, which I bought for only $3 - what a steal.

We are going to get straight to it this week!
Our suggested colors are ...
Evergreen ... Olive ...
Smoke ... Cherry Blossom



The theme for my challenge is "Shabby Chic/Vintage".  

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Fun: Pink & Brown & Ribbons

Cardstock:  Bee Paper Company.  Stamp:  CTMH

Buttons bought in this color group for only a buck, from a stamp show some years back.

Ribbon really is hot pink, looks more red here though.

From my extensive ribbon stash, Offray & Michael's ribbon.        

Use It Tuesday

Challenge #38: Use That Ribbon


 Second entry for this week's LIM, check out my first one here.

Week 83 - Color:  Brown & Pink

Saturday, September 1, 2012

A Little Piece of Me

Less Is More

  Week 83:  Color

Brown & Pink
Such a simple idea, and simple to create.  That's how clean & simple's supposed to be, right?

 I'll let the supplies in this photo speak for themselves.  That's all there was to it!  Cardstock is from Recollections and Bazzill Basics.  Stamp from CTMH Crafted With Love.
Thanks for stopping by!