Thursday, September 30, 2010
I had fun making these colors work for a back to school card! The colors for the Play Date Cafe #49 Challenge is rusty orange, hot pink, chocolate brown and turquoise. The House Mouse Challege #79 is School time. I colored the House Mouse image with Copic markers. The paper is Scenic Route. The saying is printed from the computer. I ran the orange panel through the Clockwise Cuttlebug folder. I added ribbon. I used the sketch at the Inspirational Sketch Challenge #85. We got back from our little Anniversary trip. We had a good time! Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Tomorrow is our anniversary. We will be married 31 years! We are taking a little trip so I will talk to you all in a couple of days! Before I go, I made one more card! I found this new challenge called Oldie but a Goody Challenge #2-Pink and Girly where you use your old stamps. I got this Stampin' Bella stamp about a year ago. I think that I have used it once! I embossed her with black embossing powder and colored her with Copic markers. I also colored the flowers with Copic markers. The punch is Martha Stewart. The paper is Melody Ross. I used the sketch at Midnight Madness Sketch #73. Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, September 27, 2010
I am on vacation this week. Woo Hoo! So I have more time to make cards! I have created this card for 4 challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room #29-Lace and Pastels
Gingersnap Creations-Holiday Happenings-Trees, trees, trees
Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #158
One Stop Craft Challenge #99-Snowflakes in September
This tree stamp is Queen Kat Designs. The saying is StampinUp. I received the pink paper and the pink embossed paper in a kit. The blue paper is Basic Grey punched with a snowflake punch. I added a rag ribbon, blue snowflakes and blue bling. Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
I thought that it was going to take a long time to make this card but I was wrong! It took 5 minutes and I love how it turned out! I created it for the Cinema Saturday Challenge #87 -Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. I knew that I wanted to use this saying by StampinUp. I embossed it with Detail White embossing powder. This movie is about old friends, staying close and helping a friend when she needs it even though she didn't want their help! This is a fun and touching movie. They used sunflowers in this movie so I pulled out my sunflower stamps. Then I found this die cut by Meri Meri in my stash. I also found these cute little girls by Heartwarming Vintage. You are supposed to put a collage element on your card so I hope the flowers and girls count! Thanks for stopping by!
When I think of Indian Summer, I think of reds, oranges, yellows and browns. I don't think that it is Indian Summer here, I think it is the Never-ending Summer! I have created this card for 4 challenges
Penny Black #120-Indian Summer
Basic Grey #29-a sketch by Tara G
Stamptacular Sunday #78-Season's Change
Stamp Something-Something with Fall Colors
I colored this Penny Black image with Copic markers. The saying is Penny Black also. The Basic Grey papers are Mellow-Cultured and Basics-Dialect. The border punch is Martha Stewart. I ran the orange and rust panels through the Cuttlebug embossing folders. Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Just got back from a bluegrass festival. It was a fun time! Can't go to sleep so I finished this card for 4 challenges.
Play Date Cafe #48-navy blue, lime green and silver
Allsorts #71-plain and simple
Flutterby Wednesday #123 -any winged thing
365 Card Challege-Day 209 Keep it Simple
I stamped the limb with Versamark and cut it out. The limb and owl are Basic Grey. The saying is Hampton Arts. The inside says "I hope it's a hoot!". I cut the moon out of silver paper and used the Quikutz embossing folder. I embossed the owl and saying with silver embossing powder. This was a challenge for me to use these colors and to make a simple card, I like to add stuff! Thanks for stopping by!
Friday, September 24, 2010
My friend Sue sent this Magnolia image to me. I don't have any yet, I might have to invest in some. I rearranged my stamps tonight and I have a LOT so I don't know where I would put them! I created this sketch using the sketch at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #72. I am also entering it in the Colour Create Challenge #54-all white. I colored the image with Copic markers and added Dazzling Diamonds to the wings. The saying is a rub on. The background paper is K&Co. The background that the image is on is run through the Lace and Swiss Dot Cuttlebug folders. I added lace and pearls down the side. I also added white flowers with pearl centers and punches by Martha Stewart. Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Here is a fun little card for 4 challenges.
Penny Black Challenge #119-a sketch by Joey
Just Us Girls #51-color challenge-red, green and black
Allsorts Challenge #70- at least 3 punches
Stamptacular Sunday #77-grid challenge
I love the expressions on the faces of the frogs on this Penny Black image. The fun thing about it is that you can make them say anything you want! This is a computer generated saying. I colored them with Copic markers. The papers are Scenic Route. I punched 3 different sizes of hearts with punches. Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, September 18, 2010
When I saw the colors you need to use for the Play Date Cafe #47, I knew that I had to make a Christmas card using this Unity Stamp! The colors are black, white, true red, leaf green and turquoise. The saying is StampinUp. I stamped the images 2 times and cut out part of them and glued them on my background. I ran the green, red and white panel through the snowflake Cuttlebug using the embossing folder. I added a Christmas flower by Spare Parts. I also added Dazzling Diamonds. I used the sketch at Inspirational Sketch Challenge #83. It is a hot and dry weekend in the Midwest, we need some rain! Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I have created this card for the Midnight Madness Sketch #71. When I saw the sketch, I really didn't want to use a big flower and then I remembered that I had this gorgeous sun stamp by Stampendous. I stamped it twice, cut out the face and attached it to the card. The saying is StampinUp. I added sheer red ribbon, bling and yellow raindrops to the bling. The paper is Paper Pizazz. Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, September 13, 2010
The House Mouse Challenge #78 is having a blog hop using a special sketch. Go check it out, there are a lot of prizes up for grabs and a lot of talented Design Team cards! You are supposed to make a celebrate card so this card is to celebrate friendship! I colored this House Mouse image with Copic markers and sponged green ink around the image. The paper are Cosmo Cricket and Scenic Route. The saying is Queen Kat Design. I added ric rac, a flower, punched leaves and green bling. I also made this green card for The Shabby Tea Room #27-nature or green. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I don't know what is wrong with me here lately. I make a card and then I redo it. This time I am not sure which one I like best so I will just post both and at least I have 2 male birthday cards! I created this for the Cinema Saturday Challenge #95-High Noon. I don't think that I have seen this movie. My husband and son loves Westerns. My favorite modern Western is Open Range. My son can quote this movie line by line! I also used the sketch at Stamptacular Sunday #76.
The first card that I created, the paper is Ella Blue and specialty star paper. The stamp is Paper Studio and the saying is StampinUp which is embossed with Sandstone embossing powder. I decided that I didn't care much for it so I made another one. I ran the blue panel through the star Cuttlebug folder and the brown one through the Clockwise Cuttlebug folder. I embossed the cowboys in the Sandstone and added blue square brads. Which one do you like best? Thanks for stopping by!
It is a beautiful Sunday here, hope that everyone is having a great weekend! Creative Inspirations is having a Design Team call using autumn colors. I also created this card for some more challenges.
Creative Inspirations-DT call-use Autumn colors
Penny Black #118-Men/Boys card
Stamp Something-spot and stripe something
Allsorts #69-Autumn Colours
Get Sketchy #55
I colored this Penny Black image with Copic markers. I also colored the flowers with Copic markers. The paper is Basic Grey. The saying is a rub on and I punched the leaves to go with the flowers. I sponged around the image with 2 kinds of brown ink. Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I am getting ready to go to my future daughter-in-law's wedding shower. Here is a fun card that I created this morning. I created it for 3 challenges:
Play Date Cafe #46-black, white and a touch of pink, gold or copper (I chose pink)
One Stop Craft Challenge #97 # -Fashion Through the Years
Inspirational Sketch Challenge #82
When I saw the fashion through the years challenge, I knew which stamp to use. It is Hot off the Press-Vintage Ladies. I colored it with Copic markers. The saying is Hero Arts. I used scrap houndstooth and paisley paper. I added a little Dazzling Diamonds to her hat. Thanks for stopping by!
Today is Sept. 11. Take a minute to remember the fallen on this day and God Bless America!
I have created this card for 3 challenges.
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #100-a sketch
Colour Create Challenge #53-red, gold and cream
Just Us Girls #50-technique-cracked glass
I wanted to do a Chinese card using these colors. I stamped the crane with red ink. It is Hanko Designs. Then I kept embossing it with thick clear embossing powder. Then I put it in the freezer for a minute and then cracked it. The red panel is embossed with black embossing powder using a stamp by Hero Arts. The paper is Basic Grey. The saying is a rub on by Creative Imaginations. I added black rain drops and a gold sheer ribbon. Thanks for stopping by!
Note-I had first embossed the crane with gold but didn't like it so I redid it using red. I like it a lot better!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
The weekend is almost here already! Hope that everyone is having a great week! I have created this card for the Flutterby Wednesday Challenge # 121-use the color pink with an angel, fairy or butterfly. I also used the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #70. The paper is Basic Grey. The stamp is Inkadinkado that I embossed with black embossing powder. The saying is a rub on by Scrapbooking Memories. I added black raindrops. Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
The movie or inspiration at Cinema Saturday Challenge #94 is Sleepy Hollow. I remember watching the cartoon (Disney?) version as a child and being pretty darn scared! You are supposed to use a spooky tree on your project. I found this silver rub on tree by pink paislee in my stash so I basically had to use black and emboss! The saying is embossed in silver and it is Scrappy Cat. The little owl is embossed with Snowflake embossing powder and it is Basic Grey. The spider is embossed with detail white and it is Queen Kat Design. The paper is My Minds Eye. A rather simple card and thanks for stopping by!
Monday, September 6, 2010
Hope everyone had a good holiday in the US. We went on a picnic with our family. I have created this card for 3 challenges.
Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #155-a Contest
House Mouse Challenge #77-Make a Splash
Shabby Tea Room #26-Tag you're it
I picked this cute little mouse for this challenge. He is having fun taking a bath under the faucet! It is colored with Copic markers. The tag is cut with the Cuttlebug and the saying is StampinUp. The papers are KI Memories. I put Dazzling Diamonds on the water and around the circle. Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Since I love nature, I have admired how other papercrafters have used this stamp. It is the Gathering by Penny Black. Since I had to go shopping for shoes to go with my dress for my son's upcoming wedding, since I happened to stop by Hobby Lobby, since they had 50% off all wooden stamps, since they had this one, I had to have it! I have created this card for 4 challenges:
Penny Black #117-use purple, brown and cream
Penny Black at Allsorts-September Challenge-use punches
Just Us Girls #49-a sketch
Stampin' for the Weekend #46-Vintage or Shabby
The paper is Ella Blue. I ran the purple panel through the Cuttlebug snowflake folder and sponged it with brown ink. I also sponged around the image and the saying which is StampinUp. I punched the snowflakes and added gems to the middles.The punch down the sides of the purple panel is Martha Stewart. Hope everyone has a great Labor Day tomorrow in the US and thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, September 4, 2010
I have created this card for the Basic Grey Challenge #28-Paper Piecing. They are also looking for some more Design Team members. I would love to be on this team because I love Basic Grey! The Basic Grey paper that I used for this card is Sugared. The other papers that I used are Sandylion and Die Cuts with a View. The stamp is Pure Innocence for My Favorite Things. I paper pieced her dress and I colored the rest with Copic markers except her skin which I used chalks. I used a corner rounder punch. I used the sketch from Inspirational Sketch Challenge #81 and I am entering into Stamp Something-Cute Something. It is a beautiful long weekend here. Hope that everyone is having a great one and thanks for stopping by!
Friday, September 3, 2010
Sankari, a very, very talented card maker is celebrating her birthday today. She has the Cinema Saturday Challenge Blog along with Brooke. She is also the Guest Designer at one of my other favorite challenges-The Play Date Cafe #45. Their colors this week are purple, orange and a neutral. They are rich and warm colors like Sankari. I actually disassembled this card several times. I am semi happy with it now! The stamp is Crafty Individuals and the saying is StampinUp. The paper is NRN Design. I ran the orange panel through the Cuttlebug. I used the card sketch at Truly Scrumptious #40. Happy Birthday, Sankari, I hope you have a WONDERFUL one! Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
At The Cuttlebug Spot, the challenge is to use the inspiration of At the Fair. I used the card sketch at the Midnight Madness Sketch #69. The paper that I used is Sassafras Lass. I ran the yellow panel through the Cuttlebug. The stamp is Queen Kat Design. I embossed it with Blue Glitz embossing powder. I also embossed the dots around the orange circle cut with the Cuttlebug. The saying is a sticker and I added 3 red raindrops. Thanks for stopping by!