Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Bombshell's Hump Day Hop!!!

Alison, our lovely and talented Bombshell Blog Captain, has decreed that the theme for this hop is Three Cheers for Summer!

Here's what Alison had to say about the hop theme.
The theme is..."3 Cheers for Summer!" What's that about? Ya gotta make a Summer themed project...but there's gotta be either the number 3, or 3 of something on your project. 3 eyelets, 3 patterned papers, etc. Simple! And fun!

I hope you got here from Torrey's blog. She's fabulous, don'tchathink?

My project isn't done yet, so hop along to check out Kelli's project.

Bwa ha ha. Better late than never, though the way this was going and with all the interruptions, it's a miracle it's completed.

The card features the pin-up from Bombshell's Cherry Bomb set with a new hairdo. It's her birthday, so she got three wishes. She got two of them and is waiting anxiously for the third wish to come true.

Her three martinis are from the Lady Luck set.

The Genie Lamp (AP-346-J) stamp is from Third Coast Rubber Stamps.

The pin-up, martini glasses, and genie lamp were colored with Copic markers and all were "fussy cut", then added to the card using dimensionals.

The big die cut is an Alterations die that cut through all those layers of cardstock.

My "threes" are the QuicKutz die cut number, the three martinis, the three vellum elements, and stuff in three of the four corners.

Here's the hop list!

Bombshell Blog
Mary G.
Glittery Katie

I have entered this card in the following challenge(s):
The Kraft Journal #77: Anything Goes

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

My home state

Outlawz is having a party. I made this card for the "Where in the World" challenge that's sponsored by the Copic/Promarker Friday Group. Since I was itching to use gingham for the curtains, it qualifies for Moxie Fab World's Gingham challenge as well.

Whereas I am a native New Yorker and have lived many different places, I've called New Jersey my home for more than two decades. Both New York and New Jersey are known for their classic diners, so Outlawz' challenge was the perfect excuse to use this wonderful Diner (SKU:83-18) stamp by Rubbernecker.

The diner was stamped and colored with Copic markers. Spica Glitter pen was used to highlight the image. I used my craft knife to cut out the windows.

I then stamped image onto white cardstock and then stamped just the window area onto red gingham cardstock. I colored the white cardstock windows with B000 Copic marker and clear Spica Glitter pen to make 'em sparkly. I fussy cut the gingham curtains and adhered 'em to the colored windows. I adhered a strip of ink jet transparency over the curtained windows, then adhered the diner over that piece. The entire diner was masked and a cloudy sky and a grassy lawn were airbrushed with the Copic Airbrush system.

My husband gave me a New Jersey map for the cause. I love using old maps for my crafting, so I swipe 'em whenever I can. (big grin).

The funky 50's-ish sign is a chipboard piece from the now defunct Deluxe Cuts company. I painted it with Picket Fence paint dabber, used Doodlebug rub-ons for "from" and used QuicKutz Khaki dies for the the lettering. A ring was used to circle my town and mini Khaki and Khaki shadow dies were used to cut the gingham paper.

The gingham cardstock may or may not be from AMuse. I got it from my now defunct LSS, which I miss.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall be entering this card in the following challenges.
"Where in the World" challenge
Moxie Fab World's Gingham challenge

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Anniversary Gatefold Card

Greetings! Here's another project that got away from me. So odd when that happens, but I just "go with the flow" and see what happens!

This card was prompted by Craft Your Passion's Flips & Fold challenge. I'm ever-so-boring and usually do regular fold cards, so I decided to do a gatefold card.

I was also prompted by Simon Says Stamp & Show's "Brown" challenge, so the card is predominantly brown.

Lastly, I was inspired by this stamp, May I have this dance (VB-239-P) from pg. 5 of Third Coast Stamps Late Winter 2008 supplement. It made me think of Cinderella, hence the blue dress, though I could see coloring it in white for a wedding card or any other color for other occasions as well.

Outside with Belly Band


Detail of "Belly Band":

I tried some new stuff for this card. A while back, someone had told me that the Fiskar's fingertip craft knife made cutting things a snap, so being me, I bought it and used it for some stuff but never for "fussy cutting" an entire image. Then someone else told me that a glass mat made all the difference in the world when using a craft knife. I already had one of those, but used it with my hot knife for cutting EZ foam, so it was rather gooped up with excess adhesive. Then my daughter's friend gifted me with a second glass mat, so I tried using a regular kraft knife on it and was delighted, so I decided to try "fussy cutting" this rather detailed image with the fingertip craft knife on the glass mat and was excited by the result.

So that was the first thing that was new.

The second thing was digitally manipulating patterned paper to make it work for my purposes. Since I was kind if in the "Cinderella" mode, I needed a nice background for my couple. I had an 8x8 Once Upon a Time pad by DCWV, but the piece I wanted to use wasn't working. The couple would have been like the 50' woman (Do you remember that movie?) and Paul Bunyon. So I scanned the sheet, scaled it up, and printed it a few times to use for the outside, the inside, and the belly band (that term reminds me of those wacky weight loss commercials. I don't know about you, but I LOVE the idea of having a vibrating belt make my belly disappear).

So, I separated the couple for the outside of the card by masking their hands before inking the stamp. The I stamped the couple a second time, fussy cut them using my handy-dandy glass mat-fingertip kraft knife combo), and colored 'em with Copic markers.

Please note that the print on the belly band lines up with the patterned paper underneath it. I'm cool like that. :D "Once Upon a Time" came from the small pad. (Yes, I have the 4" x 6" pad and the 8" x 8" pad.) It was cut with a Nestabilities heart die. The gold paper is this super-cool wrinkly gold paper that I found in the box where I keep my Dresden trim.

"And they lived happily ever after." was die cut using some old Indigo QuicKutz dies. The sentiment is a sticker by Stampendous and it's on an Alterations die cut banner.

Ta-dah! I'm done blathering on endlessly. At least for this post.

Except for two more things.

1) Thanks for visiting today!

2) I shall enter this card in the following challenges.
Craft Your Passions #115: Flips and Folds
Simon Says Stamp & Show: A Bit of Brown challenge
Paper Play Challenge: 2012-Week 25: Die cuts!
Crafts & Me Challenges: #89: Anything Goes

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I can do cute too! Earth Angel!

My cards and projects can be dictated by my moods. Sometimes I feel dark and edgy. Sometimes I feel flirty. Sometimes I feel punny. Sometimes I feel whimsical. And every now and then I feel cute. This is one of those days.

I was inspired by the stamp, some older papers by Fancy Pants, and by a sketch I found online.

Sunday Sketch & Stamp's Sketch #111

My take on the sketch:

The super-cute Earth Angel is by Elizabeth Bell for SCACD. Since I'm an aging hippie, her outfit and that little peace sign on her wing totally spoke to me. I also figured that she was versatile and could just as easily be blowing on a flower or a heart or a bird or a butterfly or for a Season's Greetings card. So I bought her.

She was colored with Copic markers, which I know is a total shock. Her wings were touched up with some Spica Clear glitter pen. I took my color palette from the very old Sweet Pea patterned papers by Fancy Pants, which I found in my scrap bin! I also have some untouched 12x12 pieces from that collection (and many others). I'm trying to use my stash when I can. All edges were sponged with Pearl Paint Dabber. The die cut scalloped circle was sprayed with Perfect Pearls Pearl mist.

The sentiment was computer generated and says "Imagine: Peace & Love". Remember what I said about my youth?

The flowers were diecut from patterned paper, except for the innards of the large flower which were punched with a pistil/stamen/flower-centery punch from Punch Bunch and the daisy from EK Success.

The pearls are from Recollections.

Thanks for visiting today.

I shall enter this card in the following challenges:

Sunday Sketch & Stamp's Sketch #111
Outlawz Copic/Promarker Friday Favorite Color Combo challenge (pink & blue)
Oozak's Two Papers & an Embellie challenge

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

When I met husband in college, he played guitar. Some time afterwards he stopped playing and both of his guitars were given to his brother, who eventually passed them along to someone else.

My husband recently started playing again on a guitar borrowed from a friend. He got an electric guitar as an early Father's Day gift.

Therefore, this year, instead of a bicycle or wine card, his Father's Day card featured a guitar from Taylored Expressions' You're My Hero set.

The card was created using this week's sketch from Sketch Saturday.

Here's the sketch.

Here's the card.

You're My Hero set is cool because it includes a guitar neck and four different Fender-style guitar bodies.

The neck of the guitar was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, colored with Copic markers, then masked with Winsor & Newton masking fluid. The solid-flame guitar body was stamped with Black Onyx VersaFine ink to achieve better ink coverage.

Both the blue and guitar print patterned papers are from Glitz Designs. The metallic silver flame patterned paper is from EK Success. I've hoarded both papers forever and save every scrap. Krylon Silver Leaf pen was used to edge almost all the edges since I can't abide white edges and to add a bit of metallic "pop".

The sentiment is by A Muse. I used a Father's Day sentiment inside the card and had my daughter write something for her father.

It's my first Father's Day without my Dad and I feel a bit sad and bereft. However, he's alive in my heart and my memories and that gives me some comfort.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter the card in the following challenges.
Sketch Saturday: Week #212
Craft Your Passion Challenge #114: "Anything Goes"
Cards for Men: Challenge 12: Father's Day (this challenge was posted on June 4th which was my Dad's birthday.

Friday, June 15, 2012

June's Bombshell Sketch challenge!

As you know, I create monthly sketches over at Bombshell Stamps. Please feel free to grab your Bombshell stamps and have a go at the sketch. If you do create a project, please share it with us over at Bombshell's Forum and at Bombshell's Blog. Sharing your project at both web sites will give you two chances to win your choice of a free set of Bombshell Stamps! I think that's worth playing for!!! (Yes. I watch Survivor.)

Here's June's sketch:

Here's my take on the sketch:

My leopard is actually a panther from the Panther Tattoo set by Bombshell Stamps.

I googled "panther" to check coloration and markings and discovered that lions, tigers, leopards, and jaguars are members of the genus panthera.

The panther stamp is actually a solid stamp, which I don't use often as I prefer open line images. I decided to make my panther into a leopard by trying something different. I stamped the panther using Butterscotch Adirondack ink by Ranger. I then colored over the ink using YR20, YR24, and YR27 Copic markers and added his spots using a C10 Copic marker.

My leopard was then painted with a layer of Winsor & Newton masking fluid, which was allowed to dry. I airbrushed E55 over the leopard, then layed the Wood Grain stencil from Crafter's Workshop over the piece and airbrushed with E57. When I was done, the mask was peeled off and I scratched the paper to add claw marks to the "wood".

A black Glaze gel pen was used to add both dimension and shine to the leopard's claws, nose, and eyes. An Inkssentials white gel pen was added to whiten his teeth.

An embossing stylus was used on the outline of the image and on certain lines to mark the edges. The cardstock was flipped over, put onto a piece of craft foam, and I went to work with the embossing stylus. This added extra dimension to the piece and made the leopard literally pop from the background.

Here's a close up that shows the embossed leopard:

The leopard print paper, used in the strips and behind the computer generated sentiment, was created by airbrushing white paper with the same YR24 and YR27 that I used on the leopard. The orange paper was then stamped repeatedly with Onyx VersaFine ink using the leopard-print stamp from the Bombshell Patterns set.

Black cardstock was embossed using a leopard-print embossing folder by Cuttlebug, that I was lucky to find marked down at Michael's.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Cats Weekly Challenge: Embossing
Craft Your Passion #114: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp & Show: Anything Goes
Outlawz Twisted Thursdays: Anything Goes/Animal

Monday, June 11, 2012

Sketch Challenge! Meet Ms. Priss!

Miss Priss, (CO-128-J) from Third Coast's p. 29 of the Early Spring 2008 catalog, reminds me of my familiar Duchess (see my profile photo). She's beautiful, sassy, and very mischievous.

This card was prompted by Duchess' recent activity with her partner-in-crime, Flash, our handsome Tuxedo cat. Apparently we had a mouse in da house. Then we had the thrill of the chase, followed by torture, followed by mouse-a-cide, which left a corpus mouse-us on the stairs. Thankfully, this time the hubby was home to find and discard the corpus disgustus, though he didn't leave a chalk outline.

Way back when, I had a series of cards featuring Odd Bird Planet's Priscilla, who reminded me of Duchess because she was pretty and poofy. Priscilla had a bunch of adventures, which amused the heck out of me. If you want to read Priscilla's adventures and see the cards, type "Priscilla" into the "search" function below on the right.

Therefore, I will be starting a new series featuring Ms. Priss, who is one of the Fanci-Cats from Third Coast Rubber Stamps.

Whereas I did not use a mouse (this time), this card speaks to a similar adventure.

I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday's Week #211 sketch! I did flip it!

Here's the sketch!

Here's my card!

Ms. Priss was colored with Copic markers in shades of warm gray and RV11.

The birdcage is an Odd Bird Planet stamp and was colored with Copic markers. The birdcage and Ms. Priss were masked with Winsor & Newton liquid mask. The feather, from an old Stampin' Up set, was repeatedly stamped in the cage and around Ms. Priss. They were colored (guess what colorant?) and also masked. Then I airbrushed the background and peeled up the mask. I added Glaze pen to the cage. I resisted adding little red drops around the cage. I figured that would be overkill. (pun intended).

The patterned papers are all from a My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 6x6 pad. Both Pumice Stone & Old Paper Distress inks were sponged on all edges as I can't abide white edges.

Matte Accents was used to adhere patterned paper to the clear buttons. Then I listened to Jodi's voice in my head and threaded the buttons with pink thread.

I haven't decided on a sentiment yet, so that will come later when it's actually sent to someone!

Thanks for visiting today.

I shall be entering this card in the following challenge(s):
Sketch Saturday #211
Craft Your Passion #114: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Oozak Challenge Blog: Two Papers & an Embellie

Friday, June 8, 2012

Karma Factory

Do you believe that "what goes around, comes around"? Do you sometimes wish that Karma had a bit of a push? I know I do, so I created a wall hanging that features Drucilla and Wednesday by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

It's not quite done yet because I need to actually sew a voodoo doll pin cushion that will hang from the center hook. When I'm done, I'll come back and post an update, but 'til then, these photos will have to do.

I realize that this creation is a bit "out there" and rather laden with schadenfreude, but that reflects some stuff that's been happening for the last bit. On the positive side of things, it amuses me and merriment is always a good thing. It's a balance I guess.

Anyways, without further ado, here are the photos.

This is a photo of the whole thing. The light in my room is poor, so I will try to take better photos when the whole shebang is done.

Without the dangling bits.

Drucilla and Wednesday, my factory workers, hard at work making voodoo dolls.

Dress form:

The base of the piece is an 10" x 8" canvas. I cut a piece of Kraft Resist paper down to size, then sponged several colors of Distress ink over it and adhered it to the canvas using gel medium. The yardstick papers are from forever ago and were layered on the sides. The entire thing was treated to several coats of gel medium. Old tape was added to the bottom.

I die cut canvas inkjet paper (2x) and brown cardstock-covered cardboard using the Alterations Dress Form die. Woodgrain details were added with Copic markers and then heat embossed with three layers of clear ep. The canvas dress part of the dress form was adhered to the dress form, then Distress ink was added to it.

Frilly lace was put into a plastic bag, then Copic V22 reinker was squeezed into it. The bag was squished, then the lace came out to dry. It was layered onto the dress form, a ribbon, sequin, gem, and pearls were added to finish the dress form.

Drucilla and Wednesday were colored with Copic markers. Their eyeballs, teeth, skull barette, were highlighted with Glaze pen. The pin heads have glitter pen on them. They were "fussy cut", which while challenging, was curiously relaxing. Go figure. Wednesday was adhered to the canvas, then Drucilla was adhered with dimensional adhesives.

The title was added using Abigail QuicKutz die cuts. I haven't used my fonts in ages, so I felt downright thrifty. hahahahahahahahahaha

Three little hooks were screwed into the bottom of the canvas. I strung a needle threader and a plastic bobbin (I couldn't find my metal ones) onto wire and hung that from one of the hooks. A bunch of butttons were threaded onto another wire, which hangs from another hook. The as-yet-not-made-Voodoo-Doll pin cushion will hang from the middle hook.

I'm debating adding some quotes about Karma, but haven't decided yet.

I shall enter this in the following challenges:
Kraftin' Kimmie Blog #131: ABC/Anything but a Card

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Imagine, Wonder, Time -- Steampunk!!!

Way back when, before I started papercrafting, I was an avid reader. I discovered fantasy and science fiction way back in college (when dinosaurs roamed the "Magic Mountain" in rural Ohio). After graduation, I re-read Jules Verne, then discovered William Gibson, who has been associated with both the cyber-punk and steampunk subsets of science fiction.

You're probably asking yourself, "Why in heck is she blathering on about all this?" The answer is that when I start making cards using steampunk images, I like to put them in fantasy type scenes.

Like this:

The landscape is composed of layered striped patterned paper adhered to a matching pattern from the same My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose Hazel 6x6 pad. This was placed into my often-used Timeworks Cuttlebug folder for a ride through my Big Kick. When it came out, I sponged both Weathered Wood and Peacock Feathers Distress ink over the high spots of the embossing, then edged it using Black Soot Distress ink.

The Clockworks-Dark (FA-519-I) stamp from page 14 of the new catalog was stamped onto pale yellow paper using Wild Honey Distress Ink. This was die cut using a Pinked Circle Nestabilities, then kept in the die so I could use a great new tool, Ranger’s Inkssentials Craft Nibs & Nib Holder, to add more Distress Ink into the edgy bits. This piece was then cut in half and slid under the top most "hill".

Clouds were cut from checkered vellum using Memory Box' Clouds and strewn about the sky.

The Victorian Boots (FA-516-I) stamp from page 10. was stamped using Onyx Black VersaFine ink, heat set, then colored with Copic markers. The buttons were highlighted with Glaze pen to give them some dimension and shine. Small Grungeboard wings were painted with a silver Adirondack Paint Dabber, which also added some texture. They were layered and then the boot was added using a double layer of dimensional foam.

I knew that I hoarded stuff for a reason! I found the perfect words for this scene in my stash. They're Tim Holtz/Junkitz clear epoxy stickers. They were so old that I had to peel the cellophane wrapper off of them!

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall be entering this card in the following challenge(s):
• Simon Says Stamp & Show "Texture" challenge

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Rock & Roll Fairy!

When I first saw this stamp, Rockstar Eyes (Alex) from SCACD, I knew it would only be a matter of time til she joined my collection of fairy stamps.

So, when I finally broke down and purchased her, I colored her immediately using Copic markers. As I was finishing the coloring, I realized that one of my colors was getting streaky, so I refilled the marker, then cleaned out the refilling needle thingy with Blender Fluid. A tiny drop of fluid fell onto her cheek and left an unsightly blotch. Irritated, I put it aside for another day. I came back to it a week or so later and said to myself, "Self, why not try to fix her cheek?" So I started adding layers of color and guess what? It worked!!! Yes, her complexion is darker than I initially wanted and her blush a bit more pronounced, but I figured she's a semi-Goth chickie, so what the heck and added more blush, eye makeup, and dark lipstick! Woot!

So here's my card, which will likely be used as either a thank you or a birthday card.

In addition to that stamp, I also used an old Odd Bird Planet stamp for the sentiment, old Memory Box patterned paper, plus some newer Viola Memory Box patterned paper. I die cut the Memory Box/Poppystamps flourish twice and positioned them behind her to act as sort of wing extensions.

The ribbon started life as sheer ribbon with black flourishes, but I used B66 to color it a bit, so it would blend in better.

So there you have it.

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop!

I've joined Smeared & Smudged's Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop because I appreciate my skull. It holds my brain, eyeballs, mouth, nose, ears, and a bunch of other useful stuff. I also think skulls are really cool looking. I'm not trying to be "hip". I just like 'em.

Anyways, I was going to try to get two projects done, but the second one is in the junk heap at the moment.

I should mention that Smeared & Smudged is a really wonderful place for those who don't go for cute or whimsical and prefer their art a bit edgier. I should also mention that it's the home for Smeared Ink which has some pretty nifty stamps.

I should also mention that there are lots of prizes to be had, so you should definitely hop!

You should have gotten here from

Ms. Ruin's blog.

So, here's the first project in three views.

Front View:

Top & Front View:

Back View:

My project is a recycled Curad Bandaid Tin. First I sprayed the tin (and my hand) with silver spray paint. While I let it dry and destinkify, I went to work on the stampy parts.

The tin features the Alter Skull from the Bombshell's Alter Skull set. I colored it with Copic markers and then cut it out, the used my VersaMarker to ink up the skull portion, and heat emboss three layers of clear embossing powder. I need to buy that stuff in bulk. Hmmm. Is that's even possible? Anyone know?

Then I lost what I laughingly refer to as my mind (See where the helpful skull thing should have helped?) and used my Stamp-a-ma-jig and the Three Roses stamp from the Dead Necessities set to stamp and mask and stamp and mask and stamp and mask until I darn near passed out.

If that wasn't bad enough (should it be "were"?), I then colored all of those freaking roses and leaves with my Copics, using the same color combo I used for the Alter Skull That took a while. Then I decided it needed something else and I needed to eat up more time so I sprayed it with Pearl Pearls Embossing Mist. It took awhile to dry, but it got all shimmery, which is cool. I love shimmery things. I must've been a Magpie in a past life. I like Magpies. They're very handsome in their formal attire.

I also used the Head Stone Skeleton stamp (flying skull) from the Dead Necessities set, stamped it, colored it, and heat embossed it with three layers of clear embossing powder. I stacked onto three layers of cardstock and attached it over the ribbon "handle" that had been attached to the top of the tin using red liner tape. Love that stuff though that red liner is irritating as all get out.

I wrapped the dried shimmery stamped colored rose paper around the tin, adhered the Alter skull, and added some glittery skulls tape that I got for cheap at Michael's on November 1st.

Thanks for visiting. I might be back with my second project, but if I were you, I wouldn't hold my breath.

You're supposed to go to the Bombshell Stamps Blog next!

Here's the Blog Hop List in case you've gotten lost or want to go around again.



Black Dragon



Lady Brayton








Smudger Challenge





Glittery Katie



Ms. Ruin


Bombshell Stamps Blog




Lady Coral












Scrapbook Stamp Society

I shall enter this in the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: "Anything Goes"

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Be Amazing

Pinwheel Pixie (MG-008-N) is one of the great new Steampunk stamps featured in Third Coast's Spring 2012 release. He can be found on page 44 of the new catalog supplement. Don't forget that all the new release stamps are on sale until June 10th!!!

Here's my card!

Pinwheel Pixie can be either a boy or a girl, depending on the sex of the recipient or your mood. Since I had chosen the papers I wanted to use, I decided to make him a boy. He was colored with Copic markers. I added darker dots to his blanket using a Stampin' Up piecing guide. The background was colored with Copic markers, then textured using Copic blending solution on a cheap terrycloth washcloth. Basically, you wet the cloth with the solution, then press the terrycloth to the area you want texturized. Different fabrics yield different results.

Anyway, I digress. After I was happy with the look, I added Glossy Accents to the watch parts and the goggle lenses and left it overnight to dry. Yes, it's true. I finally learned my lesson about Glossy Accents and patience.

The stamped piece was layered onto two different leather-look specialty papers from the late, lamented FiberMark. I also used one of them for the "watchband". I'm inordinately pleased with the "watchband" because Ms. Sewing-Impaired America (me) actually hand-sewed the stitches and:
(a) I didn't bleed all over the project.
(b) Whereas it's not perfect, it doesn't look like moose snot. (In case you were wondering, I don't actually know what moose snot looks like, but I'm sure it's disgusting.)
(c) Since I didn't have the right color thread (see my title), I colored white thread with BG02, which made me feel mad-clever. (The mad part of that is probably true).

You might ask how I achieved my lofty result. However, I'll save you from that and simply tell you. A while back, someone on Splitcoast said you could use EK Success' Piercing Bug thingies with either a Martha Stewart Score Board or a Score Pal. So, I duly went to AC Moore, used a 40% coupon, and bought them. I filed them away and forgot about them. Then while reorganizing, I found them and gave them a go on the Leather-Look paper. Voila. It worked. Woo-hoo!!! Three cheers. Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!

The watch is a very old Heidi Swapp Chipboard Clock face. I colored the innard ring with Copics, though the color is a bit off. I pierced a hole in the center and added a watch gear, spinner (from Retro Cafe), and a rhinestone brad. I also used a buckle from an old broken watch, which is the only kind of watch I have. Thank heavens for cell phones. I use mine as a watch and an alarm clock.

Oops. Digressed again. Sigh. It ain't easy being me.

So, the patterned papers are by My Mind's Eye 6x6 pads. The plaid is from the Fine & Dandy Boy pad and the geary-circles (yellow) is from Lost & Found 2. I layered them together, put the layered piece inside a Timeworks Cuttlebug folder, which then took a ride through my Big Kick. When the ride was over, the piece got treated to a spongebath of Frayed Burlap Distress ink.

Since I had two gold accents, I decided that a third was needed. I found a thin gold sheet, die cut it, and added Wordworth Rub-ons to it. I thought "be Amazing" worked well as a sentiment for this card and/or for baby cards.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall be entering this card in some challenges somewhere.
Simon Says Stamp & Show: One for the Boys
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: "Anything Goes"
Craft Your Passion Challenge #112: For Babies
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog: For Boys or Men
Joyful Stamper: Inspire Me Fridays #61: "Anything Goes"