Thursday, August 19, 2010

All Eyes On... MY MUST HAVES!

There are several craft materials that I cannot live without....



Several HUNDRED, that is!
How wonderful of Dawn {WPLUS9} to inspire us to think about what our most cherished and important tools are...

Here are a FEW tools that without, I, simply could NOT get my craft on...



My DETAIL scissors, a sharp x-acto blade and EMBOSSING plates!

If I was stranded on a desert island and these were all the "tools" I could own, they would certainly be my "must haves"...
But, of course, I'd be nothin' without good STAMPS... Like these:



I made this card, specifically, to feature, some of my MOST favorite ways to spark my creative flow - detail cut images.... A little bit of ink, direct to stamp {the custom colored birdies!}, and, embossed paper to show a whole extra layer of color depth! Since my color motivation for this lil' dandy came from my WONDERFUL friends at the Play Date Cafe..., I just want to say {YUMMMM!} and that a little embossing of the old card stock can really perk up color depth!




{Isn't that a FUN palette!} I had SUCH a great time, guest designing, with these lovely folks last week, I couldn't stay away!!! This was the perfect color combo to let my tools and materials get up and DANCE! I wonder what materials OTHER GALS can't live without... Oh, hey, wait! I have a terrific idea, go check out the rest of Dawn's design team pals and see what they need to get their craft on and I GUARANTEE, it will make you want to do the same!!! I hope so!




Thanks for popping by!


Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - WPLUS9 design studio
Ink - Stampin' Up!; Versa Fine; Staz On
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Twine - {?}
Hat Pin - Making Memories
Beads - Darice

14 comments:

Karen said...

Hey there, Miss Elise!! I immediately knew that those detail scissors just had to be on your must have list...you've been cuttin' & trimmin' up a storm as of late and I just oooo and ahhhh each & every time! :> Lovin' all those leaves cut out so nicely, about as much as I am smilin' at the Playdate Cafe's color choices this week!! Hope you are off into Sweet Dreams already, I'm hoping to get a little shut eye myself tonight (then I might not need four alarms in order to wake up in the morning...like I did today!!! ack! :>). 'See' ya in the morn'! :>

Ruby said...

I love all of the detail in your card, very pretty! So glad you enjoyed using the PDCC colours this week, thanks for playing along with us!

Jacqueline said...

What a beauty!! I love this, I hope it is o.k. if I use this idea - you have given me inspiration! I will give you all the credit!

Brandi said...

This is gorgeous! I love the bird stamp set! The three things I could not live without are kraft paper, twine and buttons!

debbie said...

Wonderful card! love everything about it!

Rosemary said...

oh.my.goodness! what a beautiful card, elise! i just love the blues and greens! your cut work is outstanding. if i was stranded on a deserted island well... i would definitely need my detail scissors, too. have a lovely day my friend!

Tracy Evans said...

Lovely sentiment, gorgeous birds and beautiful card which works wonderfully in this weeks colours. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

Sweetieshop said...

Beautiful card :) - couldn't live without my detail scissors either!

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty, wonderful scene you created with this weeks colors. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Trinh said...

Such a beautiful card, Elise! My hand is cramping as I look at all the detail cutting that you did on this card. ;) Great job!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful scene! Love the cutting details! Glad you designed with us last week and glad you are joining the challenge again this week!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fun take on the colors. Great to see what tools you can't live without.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Get out--this is perfect;) THIS rocks the challenge colors this week! You are so creative!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE those birds:)

Stephanie Kraft said...

So sweet, Elise! Love it! I am terrible with the xacto blade.. your fussy cutting is fabulous! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!