Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Big Easter Image

I have had this Easter image for several weeks and haven't been able to use it. I did not have an acrylic block big enough for it to fit on. I had tried using a long block I had which took care of the width of the stamp but when I tried several options to address the height of the image, nothing worked. I had a friend I met on the Stamp TV forums for Maryland who has an online store called The Ink Paper Scissors Store and she ordered a 6 x 6 acrylic block for me.

I used the same fun striped paper that was on my card from yesterday. I also tried something different with the thin organdy ribbon for something different. After playing with the image, here is my creation.

inside of card

Stamps: Peeps (Whipper Snapper) Paper: white, Stripes PP (Sonburn) Ink: Pretty in Pink, Palette Noir Black Accessories: Almost Amethyst - Ballet Blue - Bashful Blue - Creamy Carmel - Glorious Green - Green Galore - Pretty in Pink - Real Red - So Saffron - Yoyo Yellow markers, ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), sponge dauber, sticky tape, dimensionals
Make sure you check in tomorrow. I did the Card Sketch A Day April Fool's sketch which really was a challenge for me. Thanks for looking and have a Terrific Tuesday!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Penny Black Challenge

Well I didn't get a card made for my Stamp - a - Stack, but I did get 2 other cards made. I will have to work on my workshop and Stamp - a - Stack cards this afternoon.

I had not done the Penny Black Challenge in quite some time and when I saw this weeks challenge I knew I had just the image to do this one. I had this image with the cute hedgehog in a lounge chair under a daisy. This image just reminds me of spring and relaxing and enjoying the beautiful days.

I paired the image with some fun spring-colored striped paper. As it worked out I had colored the lounge chair with almost the same colors as the striped paper. To me this card is so springy and such a fun card. Here is my creation.

inside of card

Stamps: Lazy Days (Penny Black), sentiment (Hello Spring - retired) Paper: Bashful Blue, Green Galore, Pretty in Pink, Confetti White, watercolor paper, white, Stripes PP (Sonburn - I think this was a piece I got in Hawaii while visiting my daughter) Ink: Green Galore, Basic Black Accessories: Bashful Blue - Green Galore - Pretty in Pink eyelets (Pink Hedgehog), Bashful Blue - Blush Blossom - Creamy Carmel - Garden Green - Green Galore - Lavender Lace - Only Orange - Pretty in Pink - So Saffron - Summer Sun - Yoyo Yellow markers, Crop-a-dile, dimensionals
Thanks for looking and have a marvelous Monday!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Special Easter Surprise

I have been busy the past few days making these little surprise boxes for the ladies who are coming to my workshop tomorrow. I found out that I will have 13 ladies which surprised the manager as she said they don't usually leave their apartments. I thought I would make them a little something to make their day.

These are the 3 nugget boxes you can find on this post at Splitcoast Stampers. I modified the box to fit the Robin's Eggs as to me they are Easter. I used retired designer series paper as I have a ton of it.

I am off to make another Stamp-a-Stack card and a card to post for tomorrow. Thanks for looking and have a great Sunday afternoon!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Workshop cards

Happy Saturday everyone! Thanks for stopping in today.

I wanted to share with you some cards I will be doing at a workshop on Monday. We have a retirement village close to me that the manager has asked me to do some cards with the residents. The residents are older and capable of living on their own (they have apartments in the building) but are on fixed incomes. I came up with 3 simple cards to do with them. Here are the cards.

inside of card

First Card
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral Paper: white, Bella Rose DS Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red Accessories: Eyelet border punch, ribbon (Ribbons and Bows Oh My), sticky tape
Second Card
This is a case of the card I made for a workshop last week. I changed the image so it would fill the paper more.
Stamps: Botanical Blooms (SAB), sentiment (Great Greetings - retired) Paper: Cameo Coral, Kraft, white, Rainbow Sherbert DS Ink: Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi Accessories: Copper & Green Sakura Stardust gel pens, ribbon (retired Stampin' Up), hand held ribbon slot punch, dimensionals
Third Card
Stamps: Wagon Full of Fun, All Year Cheer I (retired) Paper: Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Lavendar Lace, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, white, Flowers for You (retired) Ink: Basic Black, Lovely Lilac Accessories: Almost Amethyst - Barely Banana - Pretty in Pink markers, ribbbon (won in swap challenge), Embossed Zig-Zag punch (Martha Stewart), Zots, dimensionals
Do you think the ladies will like the cards? I just hope it is easy enough for them to do. I am off to run errands and spend some time working on my Stamp-a-Stack cards and some sewing. Thanks for looking and I hope you have a great Saturday!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Loads of Love Birthday

I needed a birthday card for an 85 year old gentleman. I thought it would be fun to use the Loads of Love set to see what I could come up with.

I stamped the truck and packages on watercolor paper. Then using the ink in the lid and and aquapainter, I colored in the truck. I colored the tires with a marker rather than watercoloring them. To make the bumpers, I colored them silver gray then using the Sakura Stardust gelly roll pen I colored over the gray. I think this technique makes it looks like metal. I also used crystal effects on the windows to look like glass. I think the card turned out cute. The gentleman really liked it also. Here is my creation.

inside of card

Stamps: Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories, In My Thoughts (retired), Birthday Print (JRL Designs) Paper: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Patterns Prints pack DS, watercolor paper Ink: Real Red, Palette Noir Black Accessories: Bashful Blue - Basic Black - Ballet Blue - Gable Green - Green Galore - So Saffron - Summer Sun markers, silver gray Marvy marker, ribbon (Ribbons and Bows Oh My), 1" - 1 1/4" - Designer Label punches, Sakura Stardust gelly roll pen, aquapainter, crystal effects, dimensionals

I will be working on a commitment, cards for a workshop on Monday, and my cards for my April workshop. I will post cards when I can. Thanks for looking and have a great day!


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Some more workshop projects

Here are the last 2 projects from my workshop this past Sunday.

The first is a card. I used this card as the basis of my case. I changed the layers and colors.

The second is a nugget box that I filled with Robin's Eggs for Easter. Here are both.

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral Paper: Bordering Blue, So Saffron, Bella Birds DS Ink: Basic Black Accessories: Bordering Blue marker, ribbon (Ribbons and Bows Oh My), Gelly Roll Clear Stardust Pen, sticky tape, Zots, dimensionals

Stamps: Tags So Much (retired) Paper: white, Rainbow Sherbert DS Ink: Basic Black Accessories: Creamy Carmel - Ballet Blue - Green Galore - Only Orange - Real Red - Yoyo Yellow - Lovely Lilac - Pretty in Pink markers, small tag punch, acetate sheets, ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), nugget box directions (Splitcoast Stampers), sticky tape
Hopefully I will have another post later today with some challenges. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Couple of Workshop Cards

I had a workshop this past Sunday and thought you might like to see what I did.

The first card was an idea I got from a card I saw on a blog (can't find it now). I changed the image used and added a sentiment.

The second card is one I cased from Beate. I changed it so I could use the Tea Party DS paper.

Here are the 2 cards.

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Best Yet (retired) Paper: Cameo Coral, Kraft, white, Rainbow Sherbert DS Ink: Cameo Coral, So Saffron, Palette Noir Black Accessories: Wild Wasabi ribbon (retired), mat pack, 2 way glue pen, Art Institute Coral Reef glitter, hand held single slit punch, dimensionals

inside of card

Stamps: Wagon Full of Fun (upcoming All Occasion catalog), All Year Cheer I (retired) Paper: Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, white, Tea Party DS, Certainly Celery DS Ink: Basic Black, Certainly Celery Accessories: Eyelet Border punch, satin ribbon, dew drops, clear chunky glitter, Crystal Effects, Zots, dimensionals
I will share the last card and project tomorrow. Thanks for looking and have a great afternoon!

The Last Sweet Stems Card

Well here is the last card I made using the Sweet Stems glittered images. This one was the hardest one to do as an idea just didn't come to me. I actually had all the pieces put together and when I went to arrange them on the card my original plan did not work so I had to rethink it.

My original plan was to put the strips of patterned paper on the front and the 2 largest scallops on the inside. I couldn't get the strips to work anywhere on the front of the card and when I layered the ovals it worked so I decided to layer the ovals and pop 2 layers and use the strips of patterned paper on the inside. When I laid the scallops on the front, the card seemed to be missing something. I pulled out some ribbon I had and decided to use it on the top. I wanted to use a different type of bow so I tried a loop bow for something different. It still needed something so I grabbed my Stem Silhouettes set and stamped the wispy flower on the background. That was the missing element that I needed. Here is my creation.

inside of card

Stamps: Sweet Stems, Stem Silhouettes (retired) Paper: Orchid Opulence, white, Sweet DS (retired) Ink: Orchid Opulence, Palette Noir Black Accessories: Purple Stickles, dew drop, ribbon (won in swap), Oval Nestabilities, crystal effect, sticky strip
I will share some of the cards I used at my workshop this past Sunday so check back later. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tempting Turquoise Sweet Stems

Here is the second card using the Sweet Stems image. Each image is stamped with Palette Noir Black and then cut and mounted on a scallop oval. Different colored Stickles and glitter were used to color the petals. This one used a Turquoise Stickles. I paired it with a piece of Flowers for You DS paper. The background was made by using second generation stamping. Sorry the inside of the card looks a different color but even with my Ott Light it wouldn't come out better. It really is the same color as the front. Here is this creation.

inside of card

Stamps: Sweet Stems Paper: Tempting Turquoise, white, Flowers for You DS paper Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Palette Noir Black Accessories: dew drop, Oval Nestabilities, Turquoise glitter (Jody's online share), ribbon (Ribbons and Bows Oh My), slit punch, crystal effects, dimensionals
So, do you like this one? I have one more I am working on and will post tomorrow so check back then. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Groovy Guava Sweet Stems

I was working on cards last week for a home show and wanted to use the Sweet Stems set. I also wanted to use some glitter on the petals. Well I tried this several times with Stickles and crystal effects and glitter and needless to say I knew it would be too hard to do in a workshop setting. So after all was said and done I had 3 of the images with glitter in some form on them. Now I am not one to just throw away the images since they didn't work out so I thought it would be fun to use the images to create 3 different cards.

I cut each image out using my oval Nestabilities. I then found patterned paper to match the glittered petals and using the patterned paper for the solid cardstock color I cut a scalloped oval to mount the stamped image on.

Since the patterned paper was different sizes, I went with the size to design each card. Here is the first one. I mounted the scallop image oval on a large piece of the patterned paper and added the pretty silk ribbon at the top. Let me know what you think of this one.

inside of card

Stamps: Sweet Stems Paper: Groovy Guava (retired), white, Groovy Guava PP (retired) Ink: Palette Noir Black Accessories: ribbon (Michael's), dew drop, Copper Stickles, Oval Nestabilities, sticky tape, dimensionals
Check back later for another card with this set. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Using Punches in Different Ways

The sun is out again today! It is so nice to see the sun after a week of rainy cloudy days. I was checking out my bulbs that were coming up and noticed something ate my bulb shoots around my lamppost. It is probably deer. I have been looking for ways to deter them. Anybody have any ways that have been successful for them?

Okay, on to today's card. I read a "Be Inspired" challenge on the Cuttlebug blog. The challenge was to use your punches in unusual ways. The first punch I thought of was the scallop edge punch and how you could use it to make a caterpillar. So I grabbed some scrap paper and started playing. After several tries I figured out if you use paper that is 15/16" wide and line up where you start your paper to punch each time you can create a caterpillar. I was able to create one long one that I cut in half. I still need to work on making it look more real - maybe by sponging on other colors.

After I had my caterpillar I needed some grass for it to be crawling in. I grabbed some scrap strips of green and started cutting. When finished I stuck the caterpillar in the grass and made sure some blades of grass were in front to make it look like it was crawling in the grass. I then used a scallop circle punch to make clouds in the sky. The background is the Bloom Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder. I used chalks to highlight the embossed dots. I added a butterfly charm I got in the beading section of Michael's. Fun card to do. Here is my creation.

inside of card (sorry it is blurry, still need to figure out what to do to avoid this)

Paper: Glorious Green, Green Galore, Night of Navy, white Ink: Ballet Blue, Summer Sun Accessories: chalks, Basic Black marker, ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), butterfly charm (Michael's), Scallop Circle & Scallop Edge punches, Bloom Dots Cuttlebug Embossing folder, sponges, sticky tape, dimensionals
I hope you pull out your punches and look at them in new and different ways. Thanks for looking and have a great Sunday!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Stamp TV Challenges

I was reading my blogs and noticed Stamp TV/ had a color and sketch challenge this week. I decided to combine the 2 challenges into this card.

The color challenge this week was Barely Banana, Blush Blossom, and Certainly Celery. These are great colors but very pale. As I was thinking about what to do I saw the sketch challenge and knew they would work. The sketch is very simple so I could easily use these colors. I looked through my stamps for a small image and saw this set which I hadn't inked up yet so I decided to use it. I used my clear gelly roll stardust pen but the sparkle doesn't show up in the picture. Here is the sketch and my creation.

inside of card

Stamps: Itty Bitty Buds (Hostess Level II), Simple Saying II (retired) Paper: white Ink: Certainly Celery, Palette Noir Black Accessories: Apricot Appeal - Barely Banana markers, ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), Sakura gelly roll clear stardust pen, stick tape
I hope you have some great plans for today. I will be running errands and cutting paper for a workshop tomorrow. I will also squeeze in some stamping time so I have some creations for you to look at this week. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Missing in Action

Sorry I did not have a post for you today. I was busy working on my taxes. I have been putting it off forever and decided today they had to be worked on. I am happy to say I got them finished and filed. Now I can go back to creating and having fun.

I did receive and award several weeks ago that I forgot to post. Tania sent me this award and I was so excited but life was busy and I didn't get a chance to post it and we all know what happens with age and our memories. Well I remembered today and had to go searching through all my comments to find it. It is the Hug award. Here is the award and rules.

The rules:
1. Link to the person who gave you the award,
2. Post the award on your blog,
3. Name 10 new recipients, and
4. Notify them they are recipients.

Here my recipients:

Faith - love her colored images

Asela - does a great job of explaining how to use colored pencils

Jan - always makes me laugh with her posts

Sharon - has some great quick card ideas

Ramona - very pretty elegant cards

Anna - does some great vintage cards

Laurie - elegant cards

Charmaine - creates cute cards

Amy - her use of color is very striking

Samantha - does an amazing job with punches

Check out these blogs for some inspiration. I get so many ideas from each of these ladies.

Check back tomorrow for a card. Thanks for looking and have a great day!


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Working on Some Easter Cards

I got some new unmounted stamps the other day. I like the Whipper Snapper stamps as they have some cute animal stamps. I had originally wanted to use another image I got but when I went to stamp it I realized I did not have an acrylic block big enough for it. I will be looking for one of those as the stamp is a cute Easter one.

I decided to use this image instead. I had in my mind to make a purple and yellow card. I stamped the image and colored using makers. To make the word pop I outlined the letters with my Elegant Eggplant marker. Once it was finished I mounted in and then went searchin for some patterned paper (I just knew I had purple and yellow plaid in my scrap stash). After that it was a matter of putting the card together. I know in the picture the cardstock looks blue but it is really Almost Amethyst. Hope you like it.

inside of card

Stamps: Curious Bunnies (Whipper Snapper) Paper: Almost Amethyst, Creamy Caramel, Elegant Eggplant, white, patterned paper (not sure where since it was in my scrap stash), Ink: Palette Noir Black Accessories: ribbon (Michael's), buttons (Pink Hedgehog), Almost Amethyst - Bashful Blue - Creamy Caramel - Elegant Eggplant - Gable Green - Garden Green - Lavender Lace, Only Orange - Pretty in Pink - Yoyo Yellow markers, sticky tape, dimensionals
Have you started working on some Easter Cards? I hope this gives you some ideas. Thanks for looking and have a great Wednesday!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Colour Create Potluck Friday

I had another idea with the rose from Fifth Avenue Floral. I thought it would be interesting to see what it would look like if I embossed it in gold and did the layer like I did on my other one.

I began by stamping several roses with Versamark Ink and embossing with gold embossing powder. I the cut the roses out in various layers. Before I assembled the roses I used a sponge dauber and Bravo Burgundy ink to sponge the edges for some depth.

I chose my colors for the challenge on the Colour Create blog. This week we were to use red and green. I didn't want to do a Christmas card since that is what we think of when we say red and green so I thought it would be fun to do the rose.

Stamp TV has a Potluck Friday Challenge. The challenge varies and can deal with anything. This week the challenge was to use another tool beside the Nestabilities. I have the Creative Memories cutting system so I pulled out the hexagon and went with it. I used the largest shape they had and then used my layering tool to add the red and green layer in the same shape. To do the leaves on the background, I inked the stamp up with Garden Green and did a second generation stamping so they would be lighter.

I had planned on using a sketch challenge to assemble the card, but in my excitement to finish the card I used my own layout. Oh well, I guess I will just have to create another card using the sketch. I have run my mouth enough. Here is my creation.

inside of card

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Best Blossoms (retired), Notable Notes (inside rose - retired) Paper: Garden Green, red, white, Patterns Pack PP Ink: Garden Green, Real Red, VersaMark
Accessories: Garden Green - Real Red markers, gold embossing powder, ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), Creative Memories cutting system hexagon, sticky tape, dimensionals
I am going to have to get some different gold embossing powder as this one is a dull gold and I think it would look better with a bright gold. I am also going to have to try this technique with some of the other stamps in this set. I have new stamps that have just arrived so I need to go play. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Our Creative Stamp TV Challenges

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Good Morning! I hope everyone has their green on today. And how about dinner, are you having ham and cabbage? I will be at my crosstitch group this evening so I will have leftovers.

Today's card combines 2 challenges. The first one is Our Creative Corner and this one has the requirements of a maximum of 3 layers (including your stamped image) and 1 type of embellishment (buttons or brads or ribbon, etc). This is actually harder than you think if you are used to using a lot of layers like me. I pulled the In Full Bloom set (I love this set and was so sad to see it retire! :( ) and decided to use the bees and the daisy (I love daisies!). I was going to stamp the bees and emboss them but decided to use fun flock on them instead. I stamped them using my glue pad and then dumped th fun flock on them and pushed the flock into the glue. I then let them dry. After they were dry I colored some of the stripes with yellow and put Crystal Effects on the wings. I'm not sure you can tell from the picture but they are fuzzy which is what I wanted to achieve.

I then stamped the daisy and used Barely Banana marker to color the petals. I pulled out my Summer Sun and did a few swipes on each petal from the center out. I then went over all the petals with Barely Banana again to blend the colors. I like the variation it gives. I ended by using a gold Stardust pen to outline the petals so it was sparkly. I also used the pen on the stamped strip a the bottom as well as a green one.

To put the card together I used the Thursday Sketch Challenge from Stamp TV. This is a new site that offers video clips of techniques as well as forums with lots of good information. The site was started by GinaK designs but they have included Stampin' Up colors in their color challenges. I have done some of their technique challenges after I have watched the videos. Check out the site by clicking on the blinkie on the sidebar (make sure you read the rest of my post first lol).

Here is the sketch and my creation.

inside of card

Stamps: In Full Bloom (retired) Paper: Basic Black, Summer Sun, white Ink: Palette Noir Black Accessories: Glue Pad, Fun Flock, Barely Banana - More Mustard - Summer Sun markers, Clear - Golden Star - Lime Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Pens, ribbon (Michael's), crystal effects, slot punch, sticky tape, dimensionals
Doesn't this card remind you of the beautiful days of spring? Hopefully our weather will break soon and we'll get some nice days. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Monday, March 16, 2009

An Idea Finally into a Card

I have had this idea since I got this set and I finally got a chance to play and work it out. I am not sure if I saw this on another blog or was something I just wanted to try.

I have been having fun with the Fifth Avenue Floral set and doing some layering of cards. I decided to give it a try on the rose since I had not done it with that stamp. My favorite colored rose is the one that is yellow with coral tipped petals. I decided to try my had at creating this look. While I think the tips need a little more red I like how it turned out. What do you think? Here is my creation. Sorry about the color o the picture but it was rainy when I took it and I used my Ott Light and it still turned out off a little even with using my photo editing program.

inside of card

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Best Blossoms (retired) Paper: Cameo Coral, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi PP (Prints Pack) Ink: Cameo Coral, Wild Wasabi, Palette Noir Black Accessories: ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), sponge dauber, sticky tape, dimensionals
So what do you think of my layering? This was a challenge since the stamp is rather intricate. I like how it turned out by may try it again with more layers. Thanks for looking and I hope you have a great Monday!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Another Challenging Paper

Do you recognize this layout? This is the third card I have made using it. I just wanted to show you how one layout can take on a different look just by changing the colors and stamps.

On this card I used the other challenging paper as the focal point rather than a poem like the other two. I also used the scallop circle to hold the card closed for a little different look. Let me know what you think.

inside of card

Stamps: Shamrock (Hero Arts), sentiment (All Year Cheer III) Paper: Glorious Green, Green Galore, white, patterned paper Spring Stack (DCWV) Ink: Glorious Green Accessories: scallop punch, Glorious Green eyelet (Pink Hedgehog), ribbon (JoAnn's), 1" circle punch, dimensionals
I hope you have some plans for the weekend. I hope the weather will hold out. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Another Stamped Patterned Paper Background

I like using my stamps to create a background that looking like patterned paper. It is a great way to add color without adding layers. That is what I did on this card. I also used colors I hadn't used in quite some time - Perfect Plum and Pale Plum - and I really like the finished product.

While checking out my blogs last night, I ran across a challenge that my card fit into. Love when you realize you did a challenge without know it. Cath is an editor of Paper Crafts Magazine and has her own blog called Moxie Fab World where she follows the current trends in paper crafting. To celebrate the kick off of the release of their Stamp It cards magazine she ran a contest with 5 different categories. One of the categories was creating patterned paper with stamps. I was so excited when one of the cards I created last night fit that category. Here is my creation for the category.

inside of card

Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Embrace Life Paper: Garden Grain, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, white Ink: Garden Green, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum Accessories: ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), sticky tape, dimensionals
Hope you have some plans to stamp on this rainy day. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Ever have one of those days?

Have you ever had one of those days when everything you do you find out is not right? My card is one of those. I had wanted to combine several challenges on this card, so I checked out the challenges and figured I could do the Cuttlebug Challenge and the Colour Create Challenge. I read both of the challenges and went looking through my supplies and chose my embossing folders. I then went about making the card and when it was done and ready to post I reread the challenges and discovered I had done them wrong.

The Cuttlebug Challenge was to use glitter with a stamped image and a cuttlebug embossed element. I used the element with my Swiss Dot background but instead of a stamped image I used another Cuttlebug embossing folder and added glitter to the embossed image.

The Colour Create Challenge was to use orange, yellow, and green. I chose my glitter using 2 of these colors. I ended up using red and not orange.

Oh well I like how it turned out. Here is my creation.

inside of card

Stamps: JustRight self-inking stamps Paper: Ruby Red, Yoyo Yellow, white Ink: Ruby Red Accessories: Swiss Dots & Fancy Corners embossing folders, Coral Reef - Deep Forrest - Mellow Yellow Art Glitter, ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), Nestabilities Ovals, Word Window & Flowers Trio punch, Red & Goldust Stardust Gelly Roll pens, 2 way glue pen, sponge daubers, dimensionals
Sorry for the late post. Has some errands to run today. Thanks for looking and have a great evening!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Another St. Patrick's Day Card

Did you watch Dancing With the Stars Monday night? I am a huge fan and was so looking forward to seeing Jewel dance. Unfortunately she had to withdraw due to an injury. Oh well it will be interesting to see how this season works out.

Did you ever have a patterned paper that you weren't sure how to use. Well I got 2 of those in the DCWV Spring Stack two years ago. The St. Patrick's Day paper is very busy and not my style. I am attempting to use them on my cards for some variety.

In this card I used a strip of the paper down the left side of the card. I also had a striped background stamp I hadn't used in a loooonnnnggg time so I pulled it out and inked it up with Craft Whisper White and embossed it with white embossing powder. The card turned out better than I thought. Here is my creation.

inside of card

Stamps: Shamrock, Background Stripes (both from Hero Arts) Paper: Glorious Green, white, Spring Stack (DCWV) Ink: Glorious Green, Craft Whisper White Accessories: ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), white embossing powder (Embossing Arts Co.), dimensionals
Check back tomorrow to see another card using the challenging paper. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tag into Card

The Tag, You're It blog challenge was all about "wings". Your tag had to have wings in some form. It could be an insect with wings, wings on your card, flying images, etc. I was looking through my patterned paper and came across a scrap that had butterflies on it. Finding that paper I took the challenge and "flew with it" (bad pun, sorry!).
Since there were butterflies on the paper, I used the Flight of the Butterfly set to add some butterflies that I popped with dimensionals. It was a simple tag that I then created into a card. I used the sketch from Mojo Monday Sketch 76 for the card. This was last weeks sketch but I didn't get a chance to finish the card in time. Oh well I hope you enjoy it. Here is the sketch, my tag, and my creation.

inside of card

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Priceless Paper: Yoyo yellow, white, Nana's Kids (DCWV) Ink: Rose Red, Yoyo Yellow, Spring Pansy (VersaMagic Chalk Ink) Accessories: ribbon (Pink Hedgehog and Jody's online share/), sticky tape, dimensionals
I have been crosstitching like crazy these past 3 days for the class I am taking. I have class tomorrow night and I needed to get my homework done. I shouldn't have any problems this week but not sure about next week. There was a challenging tread this week that took a long time but I got it. Hope you have some plans to enjoy this gorgeous weather. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Doodled Flourish

I am loving the new Fifth Avenue Floral set. I used another stamp from the set on today's card. The open style of the stamps in the set allow you to combine colors to create some beautiful cards while at the same time you can stamp it on the same color cardstock and create layered flowers. It is a very versatile set.

I was able to combine 2 challenges in this card. Our Creative Corner has a doodling challenge. You were to add doodling somewhere on your card. I hadn't doodled on my card in quite some time so I thought it would be fun.

The Flourishes blog wanted you to make a card or project where the sentiment was the main focal point. I ran across this sentiment while looking through my stamps and I knew it would be perfect for the Fifth Avenue Floral set. I also tried something new on the the stamped sentiment. I used Almost Amethyst, Elegant Eggplant, and So Saffron inks to sponge from the inside towards the outside. I started with So Saffron in the middle, then I used Almost Amethyst from the edge of the So Saffron to the edge of the card. I finished with Elegant Eggplant on the very edges. I like the effect, what do you think? To finish off the card, I had a flower charm that I added to dangle in the lower right hand corner of the sentiment layer. So here is my creation.

inside of card

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Flowers Fill Our Lives (no manufacturer listed) Paper: Almost Amethyst, So Saffron, white, Delicate Dots DS (SAB), Cashew Dots (Lasting Impressions) Ink: Almost Amethyst, Palette Noir Black, So Saffron Accessories: ribbon (won in ATC swap), artist pen (Faber Castell), charm (The Card Connection), sponge daubers, sticky tape, dimensionals
Well I am planning on working on my crosstitching. I am taking a class and I have a lot to get finished by Wednesday. Hope you have some time to play today! Thanks for looking and have a great day!