Fancy Paper Crafters

Monday, February 21, 2011

Thinking of You Card

I'm posting again already :) ... I'm quite proud of myself LOL. This little card was special ordered by a friend of mine. I take a lot of pride in my work and hope that I have earned a new customer. In case you didn't know, I have my own company, Fancy Paper Company in which I create specialized cards, invitations, scrapbooks, etc. This card is also serving another purpose ... Katie Cotton, owner of Paper Makeup Stamps, has set up a new Facebook business page for Paper Makeup Stamps. She's got a little contest going on to feature her stamps. Whichever card receives the most "likes" under the Feb Fan Favorite Contest will receive a $20 gift certificate! I've submitted my card and would very much appreciate you "liking" my card. Please click HERE to vote and "like" my card ... voting will end March 6.



So, the details of my card are pretty simple. I found this general sketch on the Split Coast Stampers website. The brown card base is paper from Papertrey Ink. I love the smooth cardstock that they offer as it is perfect for cards! The olive cardstock is by Core'dinations but I cannot recall which specific color I used as it was from my stash. The orange cardstock was from Bazzill. I used one of the new embossing folders from Tim Holtz/Sizzix that I purchased at AC Moore on the olive cardstock. I used a Martha Stewart border punch on the orange cardstock. I am really loving the border punches lately! The decorative paper was also from my stash but I think it is by October Afternoon. The stamps are from Paper Makeup Stamps. I used the Mudslide color for the ink by ColorBox (the newest archival dye ink). I really love this ink as it stamps a lot like StazOn but doesn't require the specialized cleaner.

Well, that about does it. I hope you like it! Have a crafty day!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Sketch Challenge

Hey y'all! Wow I am so falling behind on my goal to post more on my blog this year! Here's a little post for the monthly Sketch Challenge being put on by Shannon White over at http://scraplady324.blogspot.com/. She creates her own unique sketches and provides them to a group of her fellow scrappers. This was the sketch for the month of February:



This month, I took the traditional approach to scrapbooking and made a 12 x 12 layout. Since we do not have any human children (yet!), I of course had to scrap my furry baby girl, Freckles. I had lots of fun with this sketch. She loves chasing lasers and these are a few pictures I was able to snap quickly before she ran off after it. Be sure to check out Shannon's blog so you can see all the samples using this fabulous sketch!



Happy scrapping!! :)