You’re my First Mate!

I can’t believe summer is already here! Looking forward to lots of sun and water this year.  The following card was inspired by this adorable outfit from the Martha Stewart pet collection:

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And of course, my adorable little Scotties:

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It took me forever to put this card together and I struggled to find the right alphabet set for the cute sentiment.  Anyone ever have this problem?! The red striped pattern paper is actually from Martha Stewart’s Valentine’s day collection which fits perfectly with the nautical theme.

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Here you can see the dimension added to the card.

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I hand cut the banner for the sentiment and used my (beloved) silhouette for the boat and anchor.  Then a few sprinkles of enamel dots to finish up the card! Happy Sailing to all the Scotties!

UPDATE:

After completing the post, I couldn’t help but adding a few more finishing touches.  I thought the anchor looked a little lonely so I made a little lifesaver to keep it company. Then, I added some black stitching around the card and enamel dots to the water! Adorable!

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Scottie on Board!

This has to be one of my favorite cards of all time!

Love is in the details! And if you love little scotties!

  • Recipe:  CS from PTI, Stamps from Stampin’ Up and Waltzing Mouse Stamps, Gel Pen, Bling, Martha Stewart and Jillibean scrapbook paper, fiskars cloud punch, Tim Holtz distressed Ink,  Button, Twine.

Scottie Wish Washi!

Scotties + Washi Tape = adorable!

I have been wanting to use the Scottie die cut and this idea came to me while I was working with the washi tape.

I can’t tell you how hard it was to get my two scotties to pose for this photo! I had treats in one hand and camera in the other! lol

This card is available for purchase on my etsy site! (Actual Scotties not included lol)

  • Recipe:  White cs from PTI, Scottie Die cut, Washi Tape, White gel pen, Bling.

Me and My Bear!

Part Two: Of all things cute and Scottie-related!

I decided to put my sentiment inside the card! Surprisingly, this stamp set is really tricky-clean and simple seems like the best way to go!

I love this set because there are so many things that you can make!

  • Recipe: white cardstock from PTI, Blue cardstock/ribbon/bling from Michaels, Green Ink from Stampin Up spots Bold Brights in Glorious green, Grass stamp from Our Craft Lounge, Blue bead string, misc bear punch.

I heart my Scottie!

I feel like this stamp set was made just for me!

That’s how I reasoned paying $40 (shipping and handling) for this adorable stamp set!

Enjoy the first of many scottie cards to come!

  • Recipe: White cardstock from PTI, Scottie Stamp set from Stampin’ Up, Half pearls and Bling from Micheals, Sentiments from PTI.

Boo!

I’ve decided to get in the happy halloween mood!

I saw this adorable halloween card at one of my favorite card blogs and knew I had to make a scottie version of my own!  No reason we can’t start thinking about trick or treatn’ in September!

Plus, all things scotties are always in season.

  • Recipe: All craftstock from Recollections, Sharpies, Highlighters, Green bling from Target craft section, Martha Stewart Fence Border Punch, Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet die cut, push pins.

Masquerading Scotties!

So the next time someone says “masking” in stamping, I will have to quietly say to myself, “Masking equals Messy!”

The challenge for Simplicity this week is to use the masking technique for a background.  Intrigued, I googled masking because I had no clue about the technique.  I came across this website, saw a few examples, and just went with an idea.  Looking back, I think I did it all wrong 😦 Regardless, too many beautiful pieces of cardstock were wasted well-loved in the process for me not to post!  So here is my “masquerading” masking technique.

So, I cut out 2 images of scotties onto a sturdy craftstock.   This is only after realizing that once I used my scottie outline with ink, it became too messy to flip over and use in a different direction.  (Wasted cardstock #1).   Next, I placed my scottie outline on a desired spot and stamped the black pigment ink pad over it.  This resulted in waaaaaayyy too much pigment since the cardstock was soaking with ink.  (Wasted cardstock #2).  So, I grabbed a new makeup sponge applicator, dabbed on some ink, and then applied it to my cardstock. The result was Perfecto!

Btw, don’t forget to hold down the cut-out while you are applying the ink or else it may move around!  (Wasted cardstock #3).  Finally, I let the background images dry and then stamped on the sentiment.  Be sure to wipe your hands down before handling the card.  Ink gets everywhere and can ruin a great masterpiece (Wasted cardstock #4).  That mistake hurt the most! lol.

I did a version in pink because after all that work, I didn’t want just ONE card as evidence of my tears! At least now, I have two! Plus, I really enjoy how the “best friends” repetition looks on the pink version! Overall, I like the result even though I didn’t exactly do the technique correctly…”A” for effort right?

Helpful tip: Sometimes you may make a small stamping mistake (i.e. The best friends sentiment on the left side of the pink card did not pick up enough ink and thus there are small patches.  ugh! annoying!) Don’t throw all that work away just yet!  Simply take a black permanent marker and fill in the gaps by hand.  With a little patience and a great sharpie, you can fill in all your mistakes and no one will be the wiser!  Unless, you are like me, and post your mistakes for all to see! lol! 

  • Recipe: Craftstock from Recollections, Black pigment ink from Color box, Makeup sponge applicator, “Best friends” stamp from the Paper Company.

Simple Scotties!

Scotties and Simplicity-how can one go wrong?

I could not help myself from participating in the One Layer Wednesday challenge from Simplicity’s inspiring blog (My 1st crafting challenge! So exciting!).  Naturally, something adorably related to Scotties came to mind!  Also, I wanted to challenge myself to only incorporate a little ribbon and I love the fact that my idea turned out simply adorable!

I’m not sure how my Scottie feels about the card.  She decided to dress up as a rooster so she’s not really feeling like herself today! 😉

Purple n’ Plaid Scottie

This just makes me happy!

I just love all things scottie! I got this idea when I saw an adorable picture of a scottie.  I printed the image on the back of my plaid scrapbooking paper and cut it out with scissors.  I texturized the white and purple craftstock with tiny flowers and added a little purple flower rhinestone to make it look like a collar.  This card was quick, simple, and perfect for any scottie lover!

  • Recipe: Pink/purple/white craftpaper from Recollections, Studio18 Purple Flower Rhinestone Strass, Pick ribbon from Michaels, Plaid paper from from Scrapbooking & Paper craft supplies, Sizzix Tiny Flowers Texturz plate.

I Heart Scotties!

Let the crafting begin!

I figured for my first crafting entry I would share a card that is inspired by my love of all things Scottie! My Scottish Terrier loves this card!

  • Recipe: Grey craftstock from Martha Stewart, Scottie cut out from a pre-made card, Red paper from a miscellaneous file folder, Martha Stewart Scallop Edge Punch, Black pigment ink from Color Box, Mini pop dots, Scottie ribbon and Family stamp from Michaels.