Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Well, today I made this card for SCS's Sketch Challenge found HERE. I loved the sketch. Probably because it involved layers, and I LOVE layers.
I just had to haul out this sweet little Sarah Kay image again. You can get it at Stamper's Dream (Michelle has Sarah Kays from both sets, and some darling Rachelle Miller images...you really should stop by and check them out!! They're ultra cute and so much fun to color!) This one's called Precious Moments. I love her sweet hat and those darling chicks. I thought the sentiment from the set Charming Gardeners (Impression Obsession), fit perfectly with this image. Michelle just got in some new Impression Obsession images too!! Oh, how I love new stuff!! *grin*
I stamped her with Tuxedo Black (Memento) onto Neenah Solar White cs, and colored her with my copics. The sentiment was stamped with the same ink onto Sugared dp by Basicgrey, and embossed with Detailed Black ep (Judikins). I rounded the corners with a corner punch.
The bow is attached with some darling scroll and toggle pieces from the jewelry making section of Michaels. I love the heart shapes. I just attached them with brads on the one end, and tied the ribbon through the holes on the other. I think they give a really nice elegant touch to a card with a country feel. I like to mix the two styles. The border is a Martha Stewart border punch, and the flower is from SU's Spring Flower Bouquet punch. I added a dew drop to the center.
Supplies: Stamps - Precious Moments (Sarah Kay), Charming Gardeners (Impression Obsession) Paper - Sugared (Basic Grey), Birchtone Dark, White (Prismatics), Neenah Solar White Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento), Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress) Accessories - Scroll Toggle (Michaels), organdy ribbon, sewing machine, copics, Martha Stewart border punch, Corner tag punch and Spring Flower Bouquet punch (SU), Dew Drop, brads, dimensional tape
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
I hope your new year is filled with blessings!!
Sunday, December 28, 2008
I also ink distressed the edges a bit with Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress)
When CASEing a card for the FS challenge on SCS, two things must be changed. I used all dp, and added the punched corners (with a new punch that I got from my dear friend Joanne (JoJot on SCS) Thanks Joanne...it adds so much to the overall look of the card!! I also made my flowers vellum, and popped up the card with dimensional tape.
My butterfly is a Spellbinders diecut and I coated the embossed portion of its wings with glitter. The flowers are vellum punched flowers, and I used a roatary cutter for my scalloped edge. The charming sentiment is from Papertrey's Women of Life set and is stamped with Vintage Sepia (Versafine) and embossed with Clear ep.
Stamps - Women of Life (Papertrey)
Paper - Quite Smitten (MME), Prismatics
Ink - Vintage Sepia (Versafine), Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories - Rhinestone Stickers (Kaisercraft), Carl carla craft flower punch, butterfly diecut (Spellbinders), scalloped rotary cutter, decorative corner punch (Marvy), glitter, dimensional tape, clear ep, ribbon (American Craft)
I hope all of you are enjoying your weekend, and are refreshed after all the craziness of the Joyous Christmas Holiday! Thank you so much for stopping by and for all of your encouragement. I so enjoy creating, stamping, and learning!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
It's my SIL's birthday today, and since it's usually overlooked due to all the busyness of Christmas, I made sure it had no colors or feel of the season. Thus the summer image with the butterflies. Also, she has 4 boys from the age 8 to 15, so I made this card very girly.
My SIL is very special to me. We were roommates in college and married brothers and our kids are closer than close. It's such a blessing since we both live so far away from our families (midwest). Anyway...about the card. I stamped this precious Picnic's of Daisies (Sarah Kay) image onto Neenah Natural White cs with Tuxedo Black (Memento), and colored it with my copics.
I'm sure others have discovered this before me, but I was really excited when I figured out that the Martha Stewart border punch I used looked like a picket fence when used upside down and with the striped paper!! That's how my layout came to be. I started out trying to do SCS's sketch like I normally do, but I couldn't get the look right. I turned my border panel upside down, and woila!!! The sentiment is from my favorite versatile set called Thinking of You Clear Design (Hero Arts). It has such a variety of fonts and sayings that I find myself turning to it time and time again! *grin*
The charming butterflies were punched with a Martha Stewart punch that I got from my dear friend Laurie. I know I'll be using this punch often. Thanks, my friend!
Finally, I added the gorgeous SU Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon with a blush pearl.
Supplies: Stamps - Picnics of Daisies (Sarah Kay) Thinking of You (Hero Arts) Paper - Tres Jolie (MME), Suede Brown Medium, Desert Coral Light, Island Mist Light, Neenah Natural White Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento), Old Paper (Ranger) Accessories -Pearls (Kaisercraft), Copics, Nestabilities Labels I, Martha Stewart Border punch, Corner rounder, taffeta ribbon, sponge, dimensional tape
I won't be posting for a couple of days, but I'll have a couple more cards to show this weekend.
I wish all of you a safe, healthy and blessed Merry Christmas!!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
I stamped this darling Time for Apple Pie image (Sarah Kay), that I got from Stamper's Dream, 3 times with Tuxedo Black (Memento) and colored her with my copics. I layered the girl (minus her legs and shoes), and the basket. Here's a closer look so you can see the dimension.
I sewed around the edges, and added the apple charm that I got from Stamping bella. Oh, the image is cut out with my tall rectangle nestabilities.
Stamps - Time for Apple Pie (Sarah Kay)
Paper - Chatterbox, White, Apricot Appeal (SU)
Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories - Charm (Stamping Bella), Candy Dots (Pebbles inc. - Taylored Expressions), Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Copics, Sewing Machine, Dimensional Tape, Organdy Ribbon
That's about it. Have a blessed Sunday!!
I chose THIS CARD because I loved how she used the pearls, and her sketch. The requirements of this challenge are: Case the Featured Stamper's Card, but change at least two things. My changes: Image, colors, sentiment, added dimension, eliminated ink distressing and sewing (I know, those are my two favorites, but I wanted to keep this card crisp and clean.
I received this darling Penny Black snowman image from my dear friend Charlene (LilLuvsStampin 0n SCS). Thanks Charlene...you know how I adore snowmen. And the gorgeous K&Company paper is from another dear friend, Joanne (JoJot on SCS)...she knows how I adore paper too. You guys know me so well...*grin*
The image is stamped with Smokey Gray (Versafine) and is colored with copics. I added a bit of glitter to the snow, flackes, and scarf. The border is a lace punch by Martha Stewart, and the sentiment is from Verve.
Stamps - Penny Black, Verve
Paper - K&Company, Frosted Teal, White (Prismatic), Papertrey White
Ink - Smokey Gray (Versafine)
Accessories - Copics, Nestabilties, pearls, glitter, ribbon, Border punch (Martha Stewart)
Thanks for stopping by!!
Have a blessed week, and a very Merry Christmas!!
Friday, December 19, 2008
I'm a little excited about this card. It looks pretty simple, but I love what happened with the lacy border. I punched the border out with my Martha Stewart border punch and added Frosted Lace stickles to it. When it dried, it warped a bit (which is a good thing....*grin*). It gave it a more realistic look. What fun!! For the top of the card, I just punched slots on both sides of the circles and weaved SU's Gingham ribbon through them.
This sweet giraffe image is from a the set "Treemendous Love" by a new stamp company called Our Craft Lounge. Isn't he/she adorable? I stamped him/her with Smokey Gray (Versafine) onto Neenah Solar White, along with the little heart flowers, and colored them with my copics. I added some Ultrafine Transparent Glitter to the dots on the giraffe and on the sides of the heart flowers. I then cut them out with my Labels I diecut (Spellbinders). The sentiment was stamped onto Baby Pink Medium with the same Smokey Gray ink. Finally, I just added an Adornit gem and popped the image panels up with dimensional tape. The card is a standard A2. That's it.
Supplies: Stamps - Our Craft Lounge Paper - Baby Pink Medium, Crabapple Medium (Prismatics), DCWV Sweet Pack, Neenah Solar White Ink - Smokey Gray (Versafine) Accessories - Copics, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Martha Stewart border punch, Frosted Lace Stickles, Slot Punch, Gingham Ribbon, Adornit gem, dimensional tape
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you had a fabulous week and are looking forward to a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
He's colored with copics and ink distressed with Walnut Stain (Ranger).
The medallion was created with my JustRite Designer Centers and Borders and the Brayton Font.
It's all pretty self explanatory. If you have any questions, feel free to email me.
Stamps - Our Craft Lounge, JustRite
Paper - Kaisercraft, Suede Brown Dark, Sunflower Dark, (Prismatics),Neenah Natural White
Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento), Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress Ink)
Accessories - Brads, twine, Copics, Nestabilities, sponge, dimensional tape.
I wanted to take a moment to let you know that Michelle is having a fabulous sale at Stamper's Dream.
ALL Holiday stamps are marked down! No coupon code is needed. The price you see in the store is the sale price. She also marked down the Fancy Pants paper pads, as well as the Cuttlebug seasonal embossing folders!
All Doodlebug Designs products are marked down as well. Glitter, Brads, Paper Frills, and Fancy That Adhesive are all included!
If you still need a gift for a special friend, be sure to consider a Stamper's Dream Gift Certificate . It's a wonderful way to let them choose their own gift! New product is coming in weekly, and there are a lot of new things on order.
I hope you're all having a fabulous week! Thanks for stopping by, and
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I don't know why I struggled with this sketch, but it took me nearly all day to complete this.
Oh well, I stamped this darling Country Girl (Sarah Kay) with Memento Black twice onto Neenah Solar White cs. I then colored both images with my copics, cut out the girl, hen, and two chicks, and mounted them onto the base image with dimensional tape. The flowers and leaves are Martha stewart punches with Blush Pearls (Kaisercraft), and the swirls are Doodle Parts (Spellbinders).
The background to the main image was sponged with sponge daubers and pastels while still laying in the nestabilities rectangle, and all the edges are ink distressed with Old Paper (Ranger Distress Ink).
My internet is acting up!! I'll come back later and link the rest of the products I used when the internet decides to speed up....sorry for the inconvenience.
Supplies: Stamps - Sarah Kay Paper - Prima Marketing, Desert Coral Light, Vanilla Cream (Prismatics), Neenah Solar White Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento), Old Paper (Ranger Distress) Accessories - Doodle Parts (Spellbinders), flower and leaf punches (Martha Stewart), Pastels, Blush Pearls (Kaisercraft), Copics, Nestabilities, dimensional tape, sponge dauber
Now for the BLOG CANDY that I offered on the 13th of this month. I've never had such a hard time picking a winner. I've let Random org. pick one more. If this person doesn't email within 24 hours, I will give the blog candy to my first pick. She notified me a day late.
Here's today's pick:
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2008-12-17 22:37:34 UTC
Congratulations! Whenever I need inspiration, I take a look at your site. Thanks so much for all the hard work you do in order to inspire others. HAPPY BLOG-O-VERSARY
Email me within 24 hours CM, and I will get these out to you. If not, they're on their way to Sue.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2008-12-16 22:24:28 UTC
Here's the comment:
Pamela said...Congrats on one year.
Love your work. I subscribe through google reader. Thanks you for sharing and inspiring.
Have a great day.
Congrats Pamela!!! Email me your address, and I'll get these in the mail right away!!
Well, one of my nieces had a birthday a bit back (hanging head in shame), and I'm late with her card. So I put a bit of time and detail into this one.
I stamped this Precious Moments image onto Neenah Solar White cs with Tuxedo Black (Memento) and colored it with my copics. I added a bit of sparkle to her hat, bow and some patches with my Quickie Glue Pen and Ultrafine Transparent Glitter. The Gingercake (Memory Box) paper was ink distressed with Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress Ink).
I love how this paper flower turned out. I blinged it up a bit with SU's filigree brad jacket behind the rhinestone brad, some Frosted Lace Stickles and some gorgeous Spellbinder Swirls (Doodle Parts Dies) cut out of Prism Metallic Champagne cs. I added a flower to the corner too, and some Petal Pink Liquid Pearls. I created a little belt with my SU Word Window punch and an EK Success Fastenator staple. I sewed around the back two panels, mounted each with dimensional tape, and added some Dew Drops.
That's it. Thank you so much for visiting today.
Have a blessed Christmas season!!
Stamps - Precious Moments (Sarah Kay)
Paper - Gingercake (Memory Box), Suede Brown Medium (Prismatics), Neenah Solar White
Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento), Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress Ink)
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Doodle Parts, Dew Drops, Liquid Pearls, glitter, quickie glue pen, sewing machine, filigree brad (SU), Fastenator, piercing tool, Word Window and Corner Tag Punch (SU), Frosted Lace Stickles
Monday, December 15, 2008
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2008-12-15 22:00:48 UTC
Here's what sue said:
If I'm not notified within 24 hours, I will use Random org again in order to get the Christmas supplies in the mail asap.
Thank you so much everyone, for the kind words and encouragement, and for making my first year as a blogger a very positive one. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and stay safe and healthy over this holiday season!!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
I flipped my sketch to fit this darling Snow Reindeer image (Elzybells). I stamped it onto Neenah Natural White and colored it with my copics. I used my Quickie Glue Pen and Ultrafine Transparent glitter to sparkle up the snow a bit. I then sewed across the top portion of the middle panel, squished my SU Felt Snowflakes in my Essential Glue pad and added glitter to those also.
I also tried out my new Distress Stickles. I punched out two brown circles and added the Walnut Stain distress Stickles to them, and I added Vintage Photo Stickles to the reindeer's nose. The edges are all ink distressed with Brushed Corduroy Ranger Distress ink, and the border is a Martha Stewart punch.
Thank you so much for your continued support. Check my post below for some fun BLOG CANDY. And to see what the other girls have created with this sketch, click HERE.
Stamps - Elzybells
Paper - Gingercake (Memorybox), Suede Brown Medium
Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento), Brushed Corduroy (Ranger Distress)
Accessories - Copics, sewing machine, felt flakes (SU), corner rounder punch, Martha Stewart border punch, Stickles, glitter, Quickie Glue Pen, Dew Drops, velvet ribbon (American Craft), dimensional tape, scrappers floss, button
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Today marks my first anniversary as a blogger!! Woo-Hoo!! And to celebrate, I wanted to offer you some Christmas blog candy that I got at Stamper's Dream. Michelle's store is a *one-stop-shop*, so I thought I'd just get a bunch of fun stuff from there.
First, my card:
I just colored this darling Cat Nap (Artful Stamper) image with my copics. (My dear friend Denise stamped this for me...thanks friend!!)
The sentiment (Cute and Curly - SU), was built up with dimensional tape and different shapes from my Nestabilities diecuts and SU punches. I added some Ultrafine Transparent Glitter to the stocking cap with my Quickie Glue Pen, and a touch of Christmas Red Stickles to the berries. The pearls are Pewter (Kaisercraft), and the grossgrain and striped ribbon is by May Arts.
Stamps - Artful Stamper, Cute and Curly (SU)
Paper - Alpine Frost (S.E.I.) Birchtone Medium, Black, Vanilla Cream (Prismatics), White
Ink - Black , Cranberry Crisp (SU)
Accessories - Nestabilities, Copics, Curly Label Punch (Su), ribbon, pearls, glitter, Quickie Glue Pen, Stickles, dimensional tape
Now for the BLOG CANDY!!! All you have to do is leave a comment, and I'll use Random.org to pick a winner Monday afternoon!!
Here's what's included:
Wassail Basicgrey DP
A fun snowflake scissors
Ornate Christmas (Inkadinkado)
Sketches Scrollwork Christmas (Inkadinkado)
Snowflake wonder (Spellbinders)
Red Rhinestone Stickers (Kaisercraft)
Liquid Applique (White)
Frosted Lace and Burgandy (Stickles)
Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate all of your encouragement through comments and visits this past year!!
Have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I stamped these Snow People (Artful Stamper) with Smokey Gray Versafine onto Neenah Solar White paper. I then colored them with my copics, and cut out the rectangular shape with my Nestabilities, along with the oval tag. I dipped my Stampin' Up white snowflake in my Essential Glue pad and coated it with Swimming Pool Sugar Coating glitter, and added a dew drop to the center. I added glitter to the scarves, mittens, and snow with my Quickie Glue Pen, and the Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter (Art Institute).
The little gems are Adornit gems on top of circles that I punched with a hole punch.
Each panel is mounted with dimensional tape, and the edges are ink distressed with Slate (Adirondack Dye Ink)
Check out what the rest of the Stamper's Dream Dream Team has come up with: Michelle, Cammie, Charmaine, Cindy, Denise, Kim, Laurie.
Michelle is having a Blog Candy give away too, so you'll want to check out her blog. All you have to do to be entered, is make a card with tones of gray, and add a splash of color and a bit of bling. Link that to the comment section of Michelle's Stamper's Dream blog, and you'll be entered. If you're posting your card on SCS, please use the keyword SDDC3. We'd love to see all of your creative ideas!! Here's what you can win....
Also....while you're thinking about what to get for your stamping friends and relatives, think about getting them GIFT CERTIFICATES from Stamper's Dream. Sometimes it's hard to know what supplies or images they already have, and what stamper doesn't love shopping for supplies!?!?!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
So, this was a very simple and quick card. I just used my Curved Rectangle Nestabilities diecut to cut out the shape I wanted, stamped the Snowflakes (Stampin' Up) onto this gorgeous K&Company paper with Brushed Corduroy (Ranger Distress Ink), and outlined them with my white opaque pen (Inkssentials).
I layered the main image panel onto a Snowflake embossed (cuttlebug), Suede Brown Light (Prismatics) piece of cardstock, and framed them both with Suede Brown Dark (Prismatics). Finally, I sewed around the edges of the back panel, added Chocolate Pearls (Kaisercraft) and some gorgeous White Embroidered Ribbon (May Arts).
The sentiment is from the Home for Christmas set (Stampin' Up)
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying this season and that all your Holiday plans are going smoothly!!!
Stamps - Snowflakes, Home for Christmas (Stampin' Up)
Paper - K&Company, Suede Brown Light and Dark (Prismatics)
Ink - Brushed Corduroy (Ranger Distress Ink)
Accessories - White opaque pen, pearls, sewing machine, ribbon, Horizontal Slot punch (Stampin' Up), Nestabilities
Sunday, December 7, 2008
I stamped the image with Tuxedo Black onto Neenah Natural White and colored it with my copics. The frame is Labels II (Spellbinders) and is matted and raised with dimensional tape. The swirl above is also from a diecut by Spellbinders.
The paper is from the Basicgrey Granola collection, and the brown diamond is dry embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.
I pierced the edges of the back panel and added Black Rhinestone stickers (Kaisercraft) to the swirl and corners. Each panel, and the dove, is mounted with dimensional tape.
Thank you so much for stopping by!! If you'd like to see what the other girls have done with this set, stop by the CCEE Stampers blog!
Stamps - Peace on Earth (Our Daily Bread)
Paper - Granola (Basicgrey), Black (Prismatics) Neenah Natural White
Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento), Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress Ink)
Accessories - Spellbinders diecut shapes, Labels II Nestabilities, piercing tool, rhinestone stickers, dimensional tape, Copics, Cuttlebug
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
The first one is for SCS's Sketch found HERE.
I stamped this charming Merry Chrismoose (Isn't he the cutest?) with Tuxedo Black (Memento) onto Neenah Natural White and colored him with my copics.
The Tinsel Town Trees (Pink Paislee) were rock and rolled with Always Artichoke (SU) and Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress Ink)
I added a touch of sparkle, just for fun, with my Quickie Glue Pen and Lily White Sugar Coating (Doodlebug)....it's on sale too....Woo-Hoo!! Check out all of Michelle's Doodlebug products for a great sale.
I used my Spellbinders Tag Trio for the sentiment!
The rest here is pretty self explanatory.
Stamps - Merry Chrismoose (Stampendous), Tinsel Town (Pink Paislee)
Paper - K&Company, Suede Brown Medium (Prismatics), Neenah Natural White
Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento), Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress Ink)
Accessories - Copics, Nestabilities, Corner Tag Punch (SU), Glitter, Dimensional Tape, Quickie Glue pen, Cuttlebug, Ribbon and Fibers
I made this second card for SCS's Color Challenge. We had to use the colors Sahara Sand, Black, and Very Vanilla. I didn't use SCS cs, so I got as close to the colors as I could.
I stamped this gorgeous Northwoods image with Tuxedo Black (Memento) on to Neenah Natural White cs, colored it with my Warm Gray Copics, added Frosted Lace Stickles to the leaves, and cut out the image. I then ink distressed all the edges with Sahara Sand (SU).
The base behind the flowers is the Curved Rectangle Nestabilities diecut, the back panel is dry embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder, and the middle horizontal strip was cut with a Martha Stewart Border punch.
For a final touch, I punched the corners with my SU Corner Tag punch and added Pewter Pearls (Kaisercraft)
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you're having a fabulous week. I won't be posting for a few days again because I'll be watching my oldest compete in college swimming. I'm looking forward to that!!
Stamps - Poinsettia (Northwoods)
Paper - Neenah Natural White, Bazzill, Black
Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento), Sahara Sand
Accessories - Frosted Lace Stickles, Pewter Pearls (Kaisercraft), Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Punch, Corner Tag Punch (SU), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Dimensional Tape