Sunday, August 30, 2009

Three for One!

I created this card for three challenges.

Cinema Saturday Challenge#47-Forrest Gump
Allsorts Challenge #16-No stamped image
Our Creative Corner-Sketch Challenge

I tried to make this a child-like card because in the movie Forrest Gump, Forrest and Jenny became friends when they were kids. Forrest says " We went together like peas and carrots" My husband and I never could figure this out because we do eat peas and carrots together but we ususally throw in corn and lima beans and call it succotash!
Anyway I always say this but this is one of my favorite movies!
I didn't stamp on this card per the Allsorts Challenge. I used stickers and rubons. The heart paper is Reminisce and the ruled paper is Scenic Route. The fabric circle of the man and woman is cut from a cloth by Elsie. I used various stickers from my stash and the peas are rubons by Heidi Grace and the carrots are stickers by Provo Craft.
I used the great sketch on Our Creative Corner challenge blog. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Something- Animal Something and Get Sketchy #3

I made this card for 2 challenges. I used the sketch from the Get Sketchy Challenge Blog. For the Stamp Something Challenge Blog you were supposed to have an animal on your card. Of course I used a House Mouse stamp! This one is Wet Behind the Ears. I colored it with Copic markers. The patterned paper is Sandylion. I added a ribbon, flowers, button and stickpin. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Mojo Monday 101 and Stampin' for the Weekend #13-Anything Baby Goes

I made this baby card using the sketch from Mojo Monday. For the Stampin' for the Weekend the challenge was to do a baby card. The stamp that I used is from Queen Kat Design and I embossed the fairy in black. I also embossed the saying from StampinUp with Blue Zing embossing powder. The blue specialty paper is Best Occasions Prismatic Paper Pack. I added 3 black beads. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Midnight Madness Sketch #16 and Ready, Steady, Stamp Four

The Ready Steady Stamp Challenge was kind of hard this week so I ended up creating 2 cards for it! Here are the ingredients.

The letter A
Scalloped circle
Brown, cream and white

I made this card first using the great sketch from the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge then I thought it might be too cute! My daughter's name is Amy so I made this birthday card for her. I found some canvas cards with envelopes at Hobby Lobby.
I painted a chipboard A and then stamped it with a flower stamp from StampinUp. I painted the brown strip and added KI Gloo to make the "raindrops". I cut the scalloped circle with the Cuttlebug and the saying is Queen Kat design which is embossed in white. I sponged brown around the cream panel and the papers are Basic Grey. I added a cream flower and button and a ribbon to the A.

Since I thought the first one might be too cute I decided to try another one for the Ready, Steady, Stamp challenge. I also wanted to make better use of the canvas card. I painted the card with red, orange and brown paint. After drying I brushed brown paint on the tree stamp by PSX and stamped it on the card. I added the "raindropa" and stamped the saying (Postmodern Design). I sponged the edges of the cream panel that says Fall with brown ink. I thought the challenge said scalloped edge instead of scalloped circle so I messed up a little and used a scalloped rectangle! I ended up liking both cards. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Cinema Saturday #46-Field of Dreams

So the movie inspiration for the Cinema Saturday Challenge is the movie Field of Dreams. This is one of my favorite movies because of the message that it gives and because it is set in the Midwest. For you guys that live "across the pond" or that live in different parts of the US, I am going to tell you a little bit about the Midwest or the place that I call home.
There are gently rolling hills of corn, soybeans and woods. The countryside is dotted with white farmhouses, windmills, barns, silos, small country churches... Today there are huge, puffy, white clouds against the blue sky. Of course there are more subdivisions, cities... popping up but I will always love Indiana in any season!
OK back to my card! My inspiration is the character Moonlight Graham. I love him because he was a country doctor that gave up his dream to play baseball to help people. I took a glossy panel and rubbed on blue ink with a cottonball. I rubbed a cottonball and a Qtip in Versamark and embossed the moon and stars with Stardust embossing powder. I drew the corn (don't laugh!) with an embossing pen and embossed them. I printed the saying on a tranparency and attached it. You were supposed to add red stitching to your card but I thought that would look out of place on this card (Sorry Brooke and Sankari!) I have went on long enough, thanks for stopping by!

Basic Grey Week 2-a colour combo and Get Sketchy #2

I created this card for the Basic Grey Challenge and the Get Sketchy Challenge. The Basic Grey papers that I used are Sultry. The Stamp is Stampland which I stamped on a glossy panel. The sentiment is StampinUp. I ran the yellow strips through the Cuttlebug and inked them with brown. For the Basic Grey Challenge you were supposed to use yellow, pink and brown. It was pretty hard to add the yellow but I guess it doesn't look too bad! I found a new sketch challenge called Get Sketchy so I used the sketch there. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

3 challenges 1 card again1

I did this card with three challenges in mind.
Stampin' for the Weekend #12-pink and gray
Allsorts #15-a sketch with paper tearing
Stamp Something-Birthday Something

I used the cute Happy Hopper It's my Party stamp. I colored him with Copic markers. The paper is The Paper Studio which I ran through the Cuttlebug and then sanded it. The saying is Pebbles, Inc. rub ons. I added heart pearls and brads. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Midnight Madness Sketch #15

I made this card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. The butterfly girl stamp is Invoke arts. I stamped it in Chocolate Chip ink and colored it with chalks. I cut her out and placed her on Basic Grey-Wisteria paper and stamped the saying (Stampabilities) on that. All the paper and the sticker bug and butterfly is Basic Grey Wisteria. I added a fiber and Dazzling Diamonds on the wings. This was a fun, easy card to make! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Our Creative Challenge-Inspiration Challenge

I have found this challenge blog called Our Creative Challenge. They are looking for Design Team members so I created this card to try out for it. They have beautiful artwork posted to inspire your card. I rolled red, orange and yellow ink on a glossy panel. I embossed in black the tree and apple. They are from Gel-a-tins Sheltering Tree. I embossed in white the saying on a black panel and it is from Queen Kat Designs. I added red brads and ribbon. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Something-Summer Vacation

I created this card for the Stamp Something blog. You are supposed to be inspired by what you did on your summer vacation. Right now I am like this bunny and I am trying to stay cool!It is hot here today! The image is Air Head colored with Copic markers and the saying is computer generated. The paper is Flair Design and the gem is Basic Grey. Thanks for stopping by!

Cinema Saturday #45-Sixteen Candles

I made this card for this week's Cinema Saturday Challenge. The movie for inspiration this week is Sixteen Candles. This is one of my favorite movies. You are supposed to make a birthday card using the bright colors of the 80's. That isn't too hard for me to do, I love bright colors. I used paper from Scenic Route, Fancy Pants and Chatterbox. The stamp is Stampabilities. I stamped it twice, once on white paper and cut out snoopy and then added him to the patterned papers. The saying is Queen Kat Designs and the musical notes are Quikutz. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Mojo Monday #99 and Allsorts Challenge #14

I used the sketch for this card at the Mojo Monday Challenge Blog. The theme for the challenge this week at the Allsorts Challenge is In an English Garden. I used an Sara Kay image that Lorraine (Coldwaters2) stamped for me. I colored it with Copic markers. The saying is from StampinUp. The papers are from Deja Views. I added a flower, bling and punched leaves. Thanks for stopping by!

Ready, Steady Stamp Challenge #3-Stampin' for the Weekend #11 Days gone by

I did this card for 2 challenges. Ready, Steady, Stamp and Stampin' for the Weekend. The 5 ingredients for the Ready, Steady, Stamp Challenge was to use
Blue-I embossed the Eiffel tower (Stampabilities) with blue Zing embossing powder
Monument-the Eiffel Tower
metalI used stick pins from Memory Makers and cross charm by Fashion Accessories
cork-cork paper by The Paper Studio
Cuttlebug wax technique-I used the Argyle folder

This was a fun challenge. I admit that I went out and bought an Eiffel Tower stamp! I am sure that I will use it again! I had to do what Sue Roddis did about the wax paper. They don't package anything in wax paper anymore or sell it at Walmart! I rubbed melted wax on paper and then ran it through the Cuttlebug. The other stamps that I used are Marah Johnson-Hampton Art. I cheated a little and used paper that looks like cork!

I hope this qualifies as a vintage card for the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge. Live Well, Travel to Paris and Believe in God! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #14

I made this card using the latest sketch at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. I stamped the image (StampinUp) with black Stazon on a glossy panel. I embossed the saying (Queen Kat Designs) in gold. I used black and gold specialty paper. I added gold thread and ribbon and punched out 2 maple leaves in the gold paper and added them to the corners. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Basic Grey Challenge 1-a sketch by Tara G

I made this card for the sketch at the Basic Grey Challenge Blog. I have just found this blog and I love Basic Grey papers so I thought I would give it a whirl! The image is Sara Kay colored with Copic markers and I sponged the edges with brown. All of the papers are Basic Grey. The yellow background paper is Stella Ruby and the other two are Mellow as is the Hi sticker letters on the tag. I added ribbon, flower and button. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

365 Cards-Super Sketchy Sunday

I made this card for the 365 Card Challenge using the sketch for today. I inked the Cuttlebug folder with green ink and then ran the panel through the Cuttlebug. I embossed the saying by Queen Kat Designs with enchanted gold embossing powder. I added brads, a button by Dress it Up and ribbon. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Four Challenges!

I made this card with 4 challenges in mind.

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #44 The Thief Lord -You had to make a card for a brother, sister or friend. I haven't watched this yet but I will try to find the time!

Stampin for the Weekend- sketch-follow the great sketch posted by Vicki.

Allsorts Week 13-Vintage-you had to make a vintage card-which I love to do!

Stamp Something-Charmed Something-you had to use a charm on your card

I made this vintage card for the above challenges. I found this vellum quote by Quick Quotes. I had to cut it up to make it fit! The image is clip art. I stamped the background on the circle, it is the paisley stamp by StampinUp. The heart and wings are also by StampinUp. I embossed them and cut them out. The heart and key charms are by Charmed Embellishments. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

House Mouse Challenge #49-Back to School

This is for the House Mouse Challenge-Back to School.
I made this bookmark for my son's girlfriend. We just found out today that she landed a teaching job. Talk about schools waiting until the last minute! My son is a teacher and now his girlfriend is a teacher with a job! I had to hurry up and make this because we were meeting for dinner to celebrate so if I had more time, I would have added more to it! The paper is Basic Grey and the letters are some corkboard letters from my stash. The stamp is Bedtime Story colored with Copic markers. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Midnight Madness Sketch #13 and Stamp Something-Paper Pieced Somethings

I did this card for 2 challenges. I used the great sketch from the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. The stamps are StampinUp and the saying is Queen Kat Designs. I embossed the dolphin image twice. Once on the dark blue and one on the white with bronze embossing powder. I then glued the white dolphins over the dark blue. The paper is Flair Design and the shell is K&Co. I did the paper piecing for the Stamp Something Challenge. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Cinema Saturday #43-Pirates of the Caribbean and Mojo Monday #98

I made this card for 2 challenges. The Cinema Saturday movie for inspiration is Pirates of the Caribbean. This is such a fun movie and I love Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow. I was looking at quotes from the movie and fell in love with this one which i printed on the computer. The skull is an iron on patch that I ironed on paper instead of cloth. The treasure chest is Jolee that I ripped out the presents and added my own hearts. I added 2 red hearts for the skull eyes and the patterned paper is Collage Press. You are supposed to use beads on your project so I am counting the tiny beads in the treasure chest! I used the great sketch from Mojo Monday.