Sunday, November 30, 2008

CASEing Dawn (FS95)

Today's Featured Stamper was Dawn (aka flowergal36). We've been in each other's galleries quite a bit commenting on our challenge cards. I love her work; she is so talented!! I chose to CASE the card shown at left, but I really didn't want to change a thing! However, rules are rules, and we have to change at least two things for a Featured Stamper Challenge.
I changed the colors from blue to pink, the stamp sets from "One of a Kind" to "Eastern Blooms" and "Upsy Daisy" (for the sentiment), and I changed the ribbon from the striped grosgrain to Pretty In Pink Taffeta. She did the Emboss Resist technique, so I did too. There's a bit of a glare from the Glossy White card stock; sorry about that. Should I fire the photographer? LOL! Thanks for visiting my blog today!
  • Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Upsy Daisy (sentiment)
  • Papers: Pretty In Pink, Glossy White
  • Ink: Pretty In Pink, Versamark
  • Accessories: White EP, Heat Tool, Brayer, Pretties Kit, Small Round Rhinestone Brads, Pretty In Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Simple Thank You (ssnotime63)

Sharon's (notimetostamp) weekly Simply Stamping Challenge was to "Give Thanks". This is really the simplest card I've ever made! There's no stamping here, though. The base card is Regal Rose with a white embossed layer and 5/8" Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon and knot. I colored the "Thank You" with the Regal Rose marker and then added a layer of glue with the 2-Way Glue Pen, and finally I added Dazzling Diamonds (glitter). I don't know if you can see the sparkle in this photo unless you click on it to get a close-up. Thanks for visiting my blog today!
  • Papers: Regal Rose, GP White
  • Ink: Regal Rose Marker
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug Thanks EF, Big Shot, Regal Rose 5/8" GG Ribbon, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds

Friday, November 28, 2008

Look Who's Turning 4 (LSC196)

This is for the Limited Supplies Challenge, and this really was a CHALLENGE for me!!! We had to use an animal stamp and could also use two more stamps for a total of three. We could use any three papers and any three inks as long as one of each was pink. We could only have three layers and could only use three embellishments. Using a gel pen or paper piercing counted as an embellishment. Patterned paper counted as a layer. We got bonus points if we used a number somewhere. There was no limit on tools. Now, here's what I did: I used a House Mouse image and a sentiment stamp (that's only two stamps); I used Regal Rose, GP White, and "Sweet Always" designer paper for my three papers; I used Stazon Jet Black and Regal Rose Inks (that's only two colors); My three layers are the patterned paper, the rose scalloped piece, and the white main image panel; My three embellishments are the gel pen dots, the ribbon, and the punched sentiment panel. I counted the sentiment panel as one embellishment, so I kind of pushed it there! Thanks for stopping by!
  • Stamps: House Mouse "Face Painters" (2001), On Your Birthday
  • Papers: Regal Rose, GP White, Sweet Always DSP
  • Ink: Stazon Black, Regal Rose, White Gel Pen, Regal Rose Marker (for number)
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Rectangle and Scallop Rectangle Nesties, Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch, Pretty In Pink GG Ribbon, Dimensionals, WCW Crayons, Aqua Painter

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Rosey Thanks (WT194)

I managed to find the time to do today's Ways To Use It Challenge which was called "Giving Thanks" in honor of Thanksgiving in the U.S.A. I made a "Thank You" card for a lady in my church who does so much for everyone. She's such a great organizer! The base card is Very Vanilla with the "Floral" background is stamped with Pretty In Pink. The Nestabilities ovals are vanilla and Regal Rose. The roses are stamped with Pretty In Pink and Regal Rose, and the leaves are stamped with Certainly Celery and Mellow Moss. Two-Step Stamping is easy with the Stamp-a-ma-jig! The embellishment on the ribbon is not a brad. I die cut a ribbon slider with the Sizzix "Buckles" Die, threaded the Celery ribbon through it, and adhered an Epoxy Sticker (with foam backing) that I got from the Dollar Store. Thanks for taking the time to visit today, and Happy Thanksgiving!!! Now, I'm going to get ready to go to my son's and help my daughter-in-law cook the feast!!!
  • Stamps: A Rose Is A Rose, All Holidays, Floral BG, God's Blessings (inside)
  • Papers: Very Vanilla, Regal Rose
  • Ink: Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Mellow Moss
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties, Buckles Die, Snips, Epoxy Sticker, Celery GG Ribbon, Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Fall Card (CC194, WSC67)

The layout at the right shows Beate's sketch for her Weekend Sketch Challenge #67 for last weekend. I'm a few days late for this one, but I had it saved so that I could use it this week. I just didn't get around to it until now.
I combined her sketch challenge with Tuesday's Color Challenge which was to use Going Gray, Really Rust, and Very Vanilla. The base card is Really Rust, and the next layer is Very Vanilla that has been stamped with leaves from "Fall Flair" (Hostess set) and then embossed with the Cuttlebug "Autumn Type" folder. The tree was stamped with Going Gray, and the panel was distressed and sponged with rust and matted on Going Gray. The sentiment was stamped, distressed, sponged, and matted; then, it was popped up on Dimensionals. I added amber rhinestones for a final touch. Thanks for visiting my blog today!!!
  • Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Fall Flair (Hostess Level 2), Loads of Love Accessories (sentiment)
  • Papers: Really Rust, Very Vanilla, Going Gray
  • Ink: Going Gray, Really Rust
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Cuttlebug Autumn Type EF, 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Sponge, Amber Rhinestones

Very Merry (SC204)

Here's the layout for today's Sketch Challenge. I'm on it now! I did this one on the day it's supposed to be done!!! LOL! I like this sketch and will probably use it again. I do think I need a new photographer (me!) because the white looks almost pink in this photo! I'm learning!!!
The base card is white, and I stamped the little snowflake from "Short & Sweet" (only on the right hand end) that goes with the "Very Merry" sentiment. The embossed layer is matted on Baja Breeze and so is the main image. The horizontal strip is "Ski Slope" designer paper. The snowflakes were punched with the Martha Stewart "Snowflake" Punch, and light blue rhinestones were added to the centers. For the main image, I inked the stamp with Versamark and then with Baja Breeze. Then, I heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I did this twice and cut out one snowman which is popped up with Dimensionals. Thanks for stopping by today!!!
  • Stamps: Two Cool Dudes, Short & Sweet
  • Papers: GP White, Baja Breeze, Ski Slope DSP
  • Ink: Versamark, Baja Breeze
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Cuttlebug Snowflakes EF, MS Snowflake Punch, Light Blue Rhinestones, Snips, Clear EP, Heat Tool, Dimensionals

Ghost Town (SBSC166)

Well, at least I'm scrap booking! I have a ton of photos from our vacation last summer. Sally's sketches make it easy. Her layout is shown at the right. I moved the embellishment to the opposite side on both pages because I had a big blank spot there.
It was a hot afternoon, and we were thirsty, so we stopped in at the Calico Saloon in Knott's Berry Farm's Ghost Town. We were just in time for the show and got to sit right up front and in the center! For me, this was about the most fun thing at Knott's. I'm really not a fan of those scary roller coasters!!

We also got to witness a gun fight in the street. Two men were beating up a drunk, and then came the Marshall. They had a shoot out, and he won. He even shot the bad guy who was hiding in the windmill tower! It was a great show!
  • Stamps: Wild West Alphabet
  • Papers: Real Red (12 X 12), Kiwi Kiss (textured 12 X 12), My Mind's Eye DP
  • Ink: Real Red, White Gel Pen, Black Journaling Marker
  • Accessories: Peel n' Stick Rhinestones, Fiber, Paisley Brad, Iron-on Studs (glued on), Natural Hemp Twine, Snips, 2-Way Glue Pen

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Train Ride & Part 2 (SBSC165)

The Scrap Booking Sketch Challenge from last week worked out so well with some of our vacation photos. The layout is shown at the right. I didn't use buttons. Instead, I stamped images from the "Wanted" set and used three punches to form the discs. Sorry about the glare on two pics; if it wasn't on one pic, it was on another! This page is 12" X 12".

I formed a pocket with the bottom photo and made a tag to hold the journaling. I matted all the photos on Basic Black. The designer papers are from My Mind's Eye. I think that pack was called "Wild Asparagus", but I'm not sure. I used two different Sizzix Alphabet Die Sets: "Skooshy" (which is only $30 right now at!) and "Retro Metro". I used "Skooshy" for the lower case letters. I need to get busy and do some more pages of our vacation last summer.
For page 2, I adjusted the sketch a bit to fit my photos. All four photos are 4" X 5". I used a different alphabet set for the year, "Cattycorner". I put the vertical paper on the opposite side on this page, too. I also managed to get some glare on one of the photos in this photograph, but if it wasn't on one picture, it was on another!
  • Stamps: Wanted
  • Papers: Basic Black, Cranberry Crisp (retired), Baja Breeze, GP White, MME DP
  • Ink: Bravo Burgundy
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Sizzix "Skooshy", "Retro Metro", and "Cattycorner" Alpha Dies, 1/8", 3/4", 1", and 1-1/4" Circle Punches, Tag Corner Punch, Basic Black Eyelet, Black Hemp Twine, 2-Way Glue Pen

So Glad (FS94)

I haven't posted since last Wednesday, YIKES!! That's because I haven't been able to stamp! I've been busy getting ready for my last Stamp Camp of the year. I even cooked! LOL! I made a Pumpkin Praline Dessert that turned out great and everyone at the Stamp Camp wanted the recipe. Well, Stamp Camp is over and I have some time to play. At left is Elizabeth's (aka ebethneu) card that I chose to CASE. I really liked the "Out of the box" technique she used on her birdie's trail. I tried to duplicate that with my butterfly trail.
I changed the colors which included card stock, designer paper, ribbon, and ink. I changed the main image panel from a circle to an oval and changed the stamp sets, too. I also added a bow and some sponging. I used the Coluzzle oval template for the main image panel and Nestabilities scallop oval for the mat. I used white gel pen dots instead of dew drops on the scallops. The "flowers" under the sentiment are Sizzlets Birds & Blooms Scallop Circles with gel pen dots. Thanks for stopping by today!!
  • Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Best Yet (Level 1 Hostess Set)
  • Papers: GP White, Pink Passion, Sage Shadow, More Mustard, DCWV DP
  • Ink: Pink Passion, More Mustard, White Gel Pen
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Oval Nesties, Scallop Circle Sizzlet, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Sponge, Satin Ribbon, Coluzzle Oval Template, Sponge, Dimensionals

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Asian Influenced (SC203, CC193)

I wasn't able to get to yesterday's Color Challenge until now, but, again, I had to combine it with today's Sketch Challenge. I got busy cutting card stock for last night's club, I had to go to physical therapy, and then I had to go pick up my son's prescriptions and exchange a toy I had bought for a Christmas present. There just wasn't any time left! The layout for the sketch is shown at right.
As you can see, the colors for the Color Challenge were Basic Black, Real Red, and Kraft. I used Architectural Accent #2 Sizzlet for the die cut piece in the lower left of the main image panel. The tiny squares in three of the corners were popped out of the die cut piece. I embossed the cherry blossoms from "Eastern Influences" with Gold Embossing Powder and used the Asian writing for "Beautiful" in the upper right corner. Thanks for visiting today!!!
  • Stamps: Eastern Influences
  • Papers: Kraft, Basic Black, Real Red
  • Ink: Versamark, Basic Black
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Sizzlets Architectural Accent #2, Gold EP, Heat Tool

Monday, November 17, 2008

Merry Christmas Part 3 Stamp Camp

The final Christmas Stamp Camp is coming up this weekend! Everyone will make two cards of each design, and if you've been to the previous two Christmas Stamp Camps, you will have a total of 30 homemade cards! I tried to make the cards for this one as simple as possible, but you know I'm not that good at that!! LOL! Project #1 is white on white with gold embossing. I think it looks so elegant. I hope you can see the rhinestone in the lower right of the tree. Along with the shiny gold embossing, I just had to add some bling!
  • Stamps: Scandinavian Season, To You and Yours (inside)
  • Papers: GP White
  • Ink: Versamark, Basic Black (inside)
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Cuttlebug Snowflakes EF, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties, Gold EP, Rhinestone, Dimensionals
Project #2 is another embossing project. This one is with white embossing powder. The flower is stamped and cut out. Gold glitter glue was added to the flower center. The scripture (which is on the same stamp as "Christ is Born") was stamped on a narrow strip of white, trimmed using the Large Oval Punch, and matted on Real Red. There's a sentiment inside from the same set and it's also stamped in red.
  • Stamps: Christ Is Born
  • Papers: Handsome Hunter, GP White, Real Red
  • Ink: Versamark, Real Red
  • Accessories: White EP, Gold Glitter Glue, Large Oval Punch
Project #3 is the final stamp from the Holy Triptych set. The frame is embossed with gold embossing powder and then the Jesus, Mary, and Joseph image is stamped inside the frame and embossed as well. The frame is trimmed and then matted on Brushed Gold card stock. The panel is adhered to the Elegant Eggplant card with Dimensionals.
  • Stamps: Holy Triptych, Christ Is Born (inside sentiment)
  • Papers: Elegant Eggplant, GP White, Brushed Gold
  • Ink: Versamark, Basic Black (inside)
  • Accessories: Gold EP
Project #4 is done with a set we used in Part 1 of the Merry Christmas Stamp Camps. The base card is Baja Breeze with a layer of white that is embossed with the Cuttlebug Snow Dots folder. The main image is stamped with Stazon Jet Black, colored using markers and Blender Pen, and matted on Baja Breeze. Both layers are punched with the Ticket Corner Punch. The snowflake is punched with the Martha Stewart Snowflake punch and adhered to a 1-1/4" punched circle.
  • Stamps: Big On Christmas, Two Cool Dudes (inside sentiment)
  • Papers: Baja Breeze, GP White
  • Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Baja Breeze, Markers
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Cuttlebug Snow Dots EF, Ticket Corner Punch, Dimensionals, MS Snowflake Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Baja Breeze Striped GG Ribbon
Project #5 is using the last of the three stamps in the Holiday Lineup set. Two sizes of Nestabilities were used for the main image and sentiment panels. The base card is Kiwi Kiss, Scalloped panels are Riding Hood Red, and main image and sentiment panels are Very Vanilla. The sentiment is stamped with Riding Hood Red. The main image is stamped with Stazon Jet Black and water colored. The bow is pre-made from WalMart (package of 30). Thanks for stopping by today!!
  • Stamps: Holiday Lineup
  • Papers: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Riding Hood Red
  • Accessories: Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties, WCW Crayons, Aqua Painter, Pre-made bow

Friday, November 14, 2008

Purr-fect! (WT192, LSC194)

I've been busy getting ready for tonight's club so I didn't have time to do yesterday's Ways To Use It Challenge until today, but I combined it with today's Limited Supplies Challenge. Yesterday's challenge was to use Water Color Paper, and today's challenge was to use acrylic stamps. I was surprised that there were no other restrictions! That's cool! I used oval Nestabilities on the water color paper and scalloped oval Nestabilities for the mat. I received some acrylic stamps in a Challenge Chasers swap a few months ago and almost forgot I had them. I stamped the cat image on the water color paper oval with Basic Black ink and water colored the pillow and the cat's eyes with Water Color Wonder Crayons and my Aqua Painter. I already had embossed a Pixie Pink panel with the Cuttlebug Spots n' Dots folder, so that determined my color combo! I added Fine Cosmo Glitter to the cat's collar and a heart-shaped brad over the heart-shaped locket that was stamped. I use the Small Oval Punch on the ends of the sentiment panel before matting it on Basic Black. Thanks for visiting today!!!
  • Stamps: Unknown acrylic cat stamp and sentiment
  • Papers: Basic Black, Pixie Pink, Water Color Paper, Very Vanilla strip
  • Ink: Basic Black
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Cuttlebug Spots n' Dots EF, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties, Small Oval Punch, Basic Black GG Ribbon, Hot Pink Satin Ribbon, Fine Cosmo Glitter, 2-way Glue Pen, Heart-Shaped Brad, Dimensionals, 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ladies' Night Out November Projects

Project #1 is made with the Sock Monkey set and Sock Monkey Accessories set. I couldn't wait to get the accessories so I could use that Santa Hat! I put Liquid Applique on the white parts of the hat. That stuff is fun to use; I need to get some more! I left the Glorious Green base card plain with the thought that my ladies might want to use some designer paper inside and create a gift card. The sock monkey and hat were water colored, and the scalloped mat was made with scalloped squares Nestabilities.

I got a bit whimsical with the photography by putting the card in a real sock monkey's arms! I just thought it was kind of cute. I just got that sock monkey, and he's MINE!!! LOL! No, the kids or grandkids won't get it. Not right away, at least!
  • Stamps: Sock Monkey, Sock Monkey Accessories, Best Yet (Hostess Level 1)
  • Papers: Glorious Green, Real Red, GP White
  • Ink: Stazon Jet Black
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Square Scallops Nesties, Large Oval and Wide Oval Punches, Narrow Satin Ribbon, WCW Crayons, Aqua Painter, Liquid Applique
Project #2 will be a Christmas Waterfall Card. There will be one change, though. The horizontal strip will be red instead of white and will have white brads instead of red. These cards are fun to make, but I don't have any luck using eyelets to hold down that horizontal strip, so I use adhesive and brads.

The photo at right shows how the card looks when you start pulling the ribbon at the bottom. From the Deer Friends Hostess Set, I used the Santa, Christmas tree, snowman, and baby Jesus, stamping them in Red, Green, Turquoise, and Lilac respectively. Thanks for visiting my blog today!
  • Stamps: Deer Friends (Level 2 Hostess), Sprinkles
  • Papers: Real Red, GP White, Glorious Green, Tempting Turquoise, Lovely Lilac
  • Ink: Real Red, Glorious Green, Tempting Turquoise, Lovely Lilac, Whisper White Craft (for BG)
  • Accessories: 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" Circle Punches, 1/8" Punch, Brads

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Priceless (CC192, SC202)

The layout shown at the right shows today's Sketch Challenge. I didn't have time to do yesterday's Color Challenge, so I combined the two challenges. The colors were Basic Gray, Pacific Point, and Certainly Celery.
The base card is Basic Gray with a layer of Certainly Celery Prints designer paper (retired) which is matted on Pacific Point. Both layers are Ticket Corner punched. The daisies on the little squares have centers that were colored in with Pacific Point ink and the Blender Pen. I used all three colors and the Priceless set to stamp the main image panel. This would have been an SUO (Stampin' Up! Only) card if I hadn't added the Martha Stewart Punched dove! Doh! Thanks for stopping by today!
  • Stamps: Priceless
  • Papers: Basic Gray, Pacific Point, Certainly Celery, Celery Prints DSP (retired)
  • Ink: Pacific Point, Certainly Celery, Basic Gray
  • Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, MS Dove Punch, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Joy Fold Card

Well, I visited Sharon's (notimetostamp) blog and she did such a pretty "Joy Fold" card. Her card went with a cute "Bare Necessities" Box. For the card, she linked to Beate's tutorial which is where I found out how to make this card! All the dimensions and other instructions are in the tutorial. I just added the embossed flowers and just cut out the leaves free-handed. The inside sentiment says, "Thank you for blessing my life in such a wonderful way!" Thank YOU for visiting my blog!!!
  • Stamps: God's Blessings, Best Yet (Level 1 Hostess Set)
  • Papers: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla, Green Tea DSP
  • Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black, White Gel Pen
  • Accessories: Flower Trio Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Mat and Embossing Stylus

Monday, November 10, 2008

Greetings (WSC65)

Well, I've been away all weekend, so I haven't posted anything since Thursday. I checked out the Technique Lover's Challenge, and it's a triangle box. I might make that later. I went over to Beate's blog and found the Weekend Sketch Challenge (shown at right) and decided to do that.
The base card is GP White and is embossed with one of the Cuttlebug Borders Embossing Folders and scored above that. The designer paper was die cut on the Big Shot with the Scallop Circle Die (available from the Holiday Mini Catalog). I used rectangle and scalloped rectangle Nestabilities on the main image panel and scalloped mat. I stamped the sentiment and punched it out with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch. I matted that on Brushed Silver punched with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch. Finally, I punched GP White with the Scallop Circle Punch for the final mat. Thanks for visiting my blog today!
  • Stamps: To You and Yours
  • Papers: GP White, Baja Breeze, Ski Slope DSP
  • Ink: Baja Breeze
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Bigz Scallop Circle Die (from SU!), Cuttlebug Border EF, Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle Nesties, 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch, Pop-up Glue Dot

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Nature (SC201, WT191)

First of all, the photo at left shows the layout for yesterday's Sketch Challenge. I had a busy day yesterday and just didn't get around to it, so I thought I'd combine challenges and use the sketch with today's Ways To Use It Challenge which was to use our corner punches.
I like the sketch but somehow I managed to get 8 layers on top of that base card! I think I do that with every masculine card I make! I wonder why. Anyway, the base card is Naturals White with a layer of white on a black mat. Then, there's Soft Sky on a black mat. This panel is paper pierced. Next, there's River Rock on a black mat with the sentiment stamped in black ink. The main image was stamped with black on white and matted on black after punching with the Stair Step Corner Punch. I added four Vintage Brads to top it off. Thanks for stopping by today!!
  • Stamps: Nature Silhouettes
  • Papers: Naturals White, Basic Black, Soft Sky (retired In-Color), River Rock (retired In-Color), GP White
  • Ink: Stazon Jet Black
  • Accessories: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Vintage Brads, Stair Step Corner Punch

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Eek! & Anna (SBSC163)

At left is the Scrap Book Sketch Challenge #163 layout. My left side layout is very similar to the sketch. My right side is somewhat similar except I used only three photos and tilted my center photo to the left instead of to the right. I love these sketches because they really do give me a good start on a page!

I just had to do some scrap booking because I still had these photos in my camera! We went to my son and daughter-in-law's on Halloween. Of course we brought our youngest son, Eddie, so he could go trick-or-treating with Calvin, my step-grandson. They are almost the same age!

The left page shows Eddie in his Ghost Pirate costume at top left, both boys are in the middle, and Calvin, the Monster Football Player is at the bottom. Boys their age (13) just seem to love ugly masks for their Halloween costumes! The title of the page is, "Eek!" because they are scary monsters. The journaling goes down the orange designer paper strip, next to the stamped spiders. Those black spiders are foam stickers I got at the dollar store.

The right side page is my grand-daughter, Anna. She's 3. At lower right is her daddy, my oldest son. I used the same wheel on this page to tie the two pages together and to use the design in the sketch, but instead of foam spiders, I used foam pumpkin stickers which go with her trick-or-treat pumpkin. Everyone had fun, and my son barbecued an excellent dinner!
  • Stamps: Arachnophobia Wheel
  • Papers: Ghostly Greetings DSP, Basic Black, Only Orange
  • Ink: Basic Black Cartridge, Black Journaling Marker
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Sizzix Skooshy Alphabet set, Wheel Handle, Foam Stickers

Eastern Rose (CC191)

I didn't do the Sunday Featured Stamper Challenge because we went to church and came home and watched football. Yesterday was a busy day for me as well. Actually, I really wasn't home very much with some errands to do and doctor appointments to go to plus physical therapy. By the time I got home I was just too tired and it was really too late by the time we ate dinner. For someone hobbling around on crutches, I'm doing a lot lately! I voted today! Did you? Anyway, the Color Challenge today was to use Pretty In Pink, Kiwi Kiss, and Riding Hood Red. The base card here is Riding Hood Red with a layer of Shimmery White that has been embossed with the Cuttlebug Floral Screen embossing folder on the Big Shot Machine. The ribbon is Pretty in Pink Taffeta. I used two sizes of rectangle and two sizes of scalloped rectangle Nestabilities on this. I popped up the white on pink panels and then popped up the kiwi on red panels as well. The image was stamped with Stazon Jet Black and colored with a Blender Pen with ink pads. Thanks for visiting my blog today!!!
  • Stamps: Eastern Influences
  • Papers: Riding Hood Red, Shimmery White, Kiwi Kiss, Pretty In Pink
  • Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Pretty In Pink, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Cuttlebug Floral Screen EF, Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle Nesties, Dimensionals, Pretty In Pink Taffeta Ribbon

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Moonrise (IC152)

Today's Inspiration Challenge was to choose a piece of artwork by Don Li-Leger which our hostess found on I chose the print shown at the right. It's called Lakeside Moonrise. It was shown both as a print and as a wall hanging.
I sponged with several different colors and reversed masked the moon with a 1-3/8" punched circle. I stamped over that three times with the image from "Embrace Life." I colored in the leaves with a marker. The artist puts little squares on almost all of his pieces, so I added the square brad. I embossed the base card with the Cuttlebug Tiny Mosaics embossing folder to carry the square idea to the rest of the card. It looked so sad when I finished my main image that I just had to add the sheer ribbon to perk it up a bit and maybe feminize it too. Thanks for stopping by!
  • Stamps: Embrace Life
  • Papers: Pale Plum, Light Gray, Shimmery White, GP White (inside)
  • Ink: Going Gray, Pale Plum, Appricot Appeal, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip; Chocolate Chip Marker
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Cuttlebug Tiny Mosaics EF, Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle Nesties, Sheer Ribbon, Square Brad, Dimensionals

Thursday Nighters & Tuesday Nighters November Projects

I saw a card online that was a CASE of Sharon's (notimetostamp) example card for her Stamp Simply Challenge #51. I liked that card so much that I CASEd it, too! Sharon's lovely card can be found here. I think the white on white looks so elegant! The berry branch is from "A Cardinal Christmas." I colored the stamp with markers, huffed, and stamped. Then, I touched it up a bit with the markers.
  • Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas (from the 2008 Holiday Mini Catalog)
  • Papers: GP White
  • Ink: Markers: Handsome Hunter, Real Read
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Cuttlebug Snowflakes EF, Rectangle and Scallop Rectangle Nesties, Pop-up Glue Dots
For Project #2, we will make a couple of Christmas gift tags. I used Oval and Scallop Oval Nesties on these. I still used the white on white with the Santa on Textured Riding Hood Red and the Reindeer on Glorious Green. I doodled in the corners with the white gel pen. The To:/From: stamp from the same set was used on the other side. Thanks for stopping by today!
  • Stamps: A Holly Jolly Christmas
  • Papers: Riding Hood Red 12 X 12 Textured CS, Glorious Green 12 X 12 CS, GP White
  • Ink: Real Red, Close To Cocoa, Basic Black (on reverse side); Real Red Marker, White Gel Pen
  • Big Shot, Oval and Scallop Oval Nesties, Horizontal Slot Punch, 1/8" Circle Punch, Real Red Striped Ribbon, 1/8" White Satin and Green Satin Ribbon, Silver Glitter Glue (reindeer bells)