Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Make a flower with pleated trim and a headband with elastic ribbon

These headbands and flowers were super easy to make. All of the supplies you need to make them are available at The Piece by Piece. I did a little cost break down and you could two or three, depending on size, for less than $2 each. What a great hand made gift for such a great price and very little time to create.

If you make this project leave your link in the comments, I'd love to see what you come up with.

Here's a how to video and some pictures to inspire:

And here's how they look when worn:

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

I'm a winner!...

Of the beautiful Paper Hearts Collection by Crate Paper, that is.

Crate Paper sponsored the give away on their Facebook page and a friend and I were the lucky winners.  It was easy to enter and easy to win.

A big thank you to Crate Paper and American Crafts (who now owns Crate Paper) for adding to my collection of one of my favorite paper manufacturers.

I really can't wait to play with this oh so yummy paper.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Unity Friends with Flair Blog Hop

This is my first time playing along with Unity Stamp Company's Friends with Flair blog hop.  It's a great way to foster community and win some prizes - now that's a win-win :-).

I had a few objects when I made this card:
  1. Leverage a card layout I found in the April 2011 Cards magazine
  2. Use my new Unity stamps from the wonderful sale they had a few weeks ago
  3. Use the old, but newly acquired Annalee paper from Prima
  4. Create a card that would put a smile on the face of a friend who has not been feeling well
  5. Have fun!
Having said that, I'm really pleased with the way this came out.

  by Tammy Ozuna

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Authentique December Challenge

I love the monthly sketch challenges posted by Authentiqe Paper.  The sketches are a great starting point for designing and the paper is always a treat to work with.

Here's the sketch, what I created and list of supplies used:

  by Tammy Ozuna

  by Tammy Ozuna

This month I chose to use my newly acquired (from Scrapbook Island in San Jose, CA) Free Bird, Series One, Delight paper.  The beautiful stickpins are from a wonderful Etsy shop by the name of Scrap Happy Supplies.  The ribbon is Hug Snug Seam Binding from Zipper Stop that I hand died with Antique Linen Distress Ink from Ranger.  The sentiment is from Savvy Stamps and stamped with Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink in Charcoal.  The punched and die cut shapes include the Stampin' Up Decorative Label Punch (in pink) and Spellbinders Ornate Artisan Tags and Accents designed by Samantha Walker (in cream).

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Scrapbook Island Design Team Project - Amy Tangerine!

I was pleasantly surprised to find my December DT pizza box chock full of the Amy Tangerine line by American Crafts and some other coordinating embellishments.

A few ideas for altering the Amy Tangerine Mini Book  came to mind immediately and more ideas came as I started playing with the paper.    I found the graphic images in the paper line to be fun and playful and diverse.  And the color saturation is just to die for.  In the end, I really enjoyed playing with the paper line and love the end result.

Two thumbs up for the Amy Tangerine paper line.

Check out what I got and what I made in this video (P.S. skip ahead to 8:25 if you want to see the completed project and skip seeing what was in my pizza box):

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Card Swaps with Friends

Recently,  I've had fun swapping cards with my local scrappy friends.  We take a cards sketch and each put our own spin on it. It's been a blast to see what each person comes up with.  Here are a couple of my most recent card swap designs:

  by Tammy Ozuna
, a photo by Tammy Ozuna on Flickr.

  by Tammy Ozuna
, a photo by Tammy Ozuna on Flickr.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

First Design Team Project for Scrapbook Island

Last month I submitted work to be considered for the Scrapbook Island Design Team.  To my pleasant surprise, I was one of 9 who were chosen to join the team.  

Soon after the announcement, I met my team mates, the team coordinator and the store owner.  It's a wonderfully talented team a great group of women to work with.  I'm really looking forward to the next six months of design work with these ladies.

During that meeting we all received our first DT package and I was was once again pleasantly surprised to receive the Teresa Collins Christmas Home Collection to work with.  Instantly, I loved the quality of the paper, thick and textured as well as the patterns which can read as all-occasion as well as Christmas.

In the end I had a great time playing with the collection and created a mini-book and a few cards for good measure.  If you are local to the Bay Area, you will find the Teresa Collins Home Collection and this mini-book and cards on display at Scrapbook Island.

A complete supply list will be at the end of this post.

The Mini-book...

The Cards...

Supplies used include:  
  • Complete Teresa Collins Christmas Home Collection
  • Spellbinder Floral Doily Motifs
  • Spellbinder Circle Dies
  • My Favorite Things Die-namics Rolled Flower
  • Sizzix TH Alterations Die Regal Crest
  • Sizzix TH Alterations Die Tattered Flowers
  • WRMK Corner Punch Scallop/Cloud
  • WRMK Corner Rounder Punch
  • 1" Circle Punch
  • Martha Stewart Circle Cutter
  • Martha Stewart Score Board
  • Large silver brads
  • White tulle
  • Red, White & Black Bazzil Cardstock

Monday, October 31, 2011

Laura Denison Susan G. Komen Fundraiser


Laura Denison has launched her annual fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink for the Cure Fund.  This is a great opportunity to donate to a very worthy cause and receive a beautiful handmade thank you gift that you choose by bidding on it.  All of the details can be found at the Pink Minis 2011 blog.

If you are interested, I donated a set of cards that can be found under Group C.  The cards look like this:

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Unity Stamps KOM Sketch Challenge

I love playing with Unity Stamps so pulling this card together for this month's sketch challenge was pure fun. Here's both the sketch and my interpretation:

OCT11KOMSC by Tammy Ozuna
OCT11KOMSC, a photo by Tammy Ozuna on Flickr.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Authentique Sketch Challenge

It's always a plesure playing with all things Authentique! That's why dipping into a little paper play for their September Sketch Challenges was a no-brainer. I decided that Splendid was the order of the day and got to creating something splendid indeed.

Here's the card sketch:

And, this is what I created:

P9130091 by Tammy Ozuna
P9130091, a photo by Tammy Ozuna on Flickr.

P9130092 by Tammy Ozuna
P9130092, a photo by Tammy Ozuna on Flickr.

I used the following to create this card:
  • Paper - Authentique, Splendid Collection: Richness, Foundations and Magnificence
  • Sentiment - From the Richness paper
  • Ribbon, etc. - WRMK Seweasy fancy floss (baker's twine neutral), Ribbon from stash
  • Embellishments - Crown from an EK Success punch using Ten Second Studios metal paper
  • Ink - ColorBox Chestnut Roan

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Creating with intention: Washi Tape Play

Today I sat down to create with a intention. That intention was to use my collection of Washi Tape! Here's what I created:
Washi Tape Card 3 by Tammy Ozuna
Washi Tape Card 3, a photo by Tammy Ozuna on Flickr.

Washi Tape Card 1 by Tammy Ozuna
Washi Tape Card 1, a photo by Tammy Ozuna on Flickr.
Washi Tape Card 2 by Tammy Ozuna
Washi Tape Card 2, a photo by Tammy Ozuna on Flickr.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Piece By Piece August Challenge!

It's monthly challenge time over at The Piece By Piece.   This video describes the challenge and offers a sample project, but for all of the details, including a picture of the prize, head on over to the blog.

Picture of the project:

  by Tammy Ozuna
, a photo by Tammy Ozuna on Flickr.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Fun Cards Using Echo Park Country Drive & More...

Had a great time mixing and matching the bright and cheery papers in the Echo Park Country Drive collection that I from  my friend Julia's Etsy shop.  She has paper and more in her adorable shop, check it out - ScrapHappySupplies.

Other supplies used on these cards:  Dies/punches - Stampin' Up!, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Stamps - Stampin' Up! and Hero Arts, Twine - PinkPaislee House of Three.

  by Tammy Ozuna
, a photo by Tammy Ozuna on Flickr.

  by Tammy Ozuna
, a photo by Tammy Ozuna on Flickr.

  by Tammy Ozuna
, a photo by Tammy Ozuna on Flickr.

  by Tammy Ozuna
, a photo by Tammy Ozuna on Flickr.

  by Tammy Ozuna
, a photo by Tammy Ozuna on Flickr.

  by Tammy Ozuna
, a photo by Tammy Ozuna on Flickr.

  by Tammy Ozuna
, a photo by Tammy Ozuna on Flickr.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

I have you in my heart

My Hero Arts Stamps and Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays were a great match for some simple but pretty cards...

I have you in my heart by Tammy Ozuna
I have you in my heart, a photo by Tammy Ozuna on Flickr.

I have you in my heart by Tammy Ozuna
I have you in my heart, a photo by Tammy Ozuna on Flickr.

I have you in my heart by Tammy Ozuna
I have you in my heart, a photo by Tammy Ozuna on Flickr.