Monday, August 31, 2009

New Craft Room Tool

My son recently got a kitten. It's my own fault. They had kittens out in front of WalMart, and I couldn't resist the little orange Tabby. Pooky is about 10 weeks old now. I think they took him away from his mother too early. He was probably only about 4 weeks old when we got him. He's doing well though. He's curious and gets into everything! He gets up on my craft table and makes it difficult to do my stamping. He plays, knocks things over, pushes things off the table, and wants to get on my lap to play! I had to find something to keep him busy. Here's what I did: I tied a big plastic bead to a piece of ribbon and used a safety pin to attach it to the back of a folding chair. It dangles below the chair back, and he really enjoys batting it around.His name is "Pooky". That's the name of Garfield's toy Teddy Bear. I found out that most orange Tabby Cats are male. He was the only orange kitten in his litter. The rest were white. In the photo above, you can he's got a hold of that bead.

I had to lie on the floor (not so easy for an old lady with R.A.!) and face up to get this photo, but I wanted you to see his cute little face with those yellow eyes. You can see the bead at the end of the ribbon. This "Tool" keeps him busy while I make my cards!!

Love Make-Over (CAS30)

The Clean & Simple Challenge was a Make-over challenge. I chose to make over the card shown at the right. It was for a sketch challenge as well as a color challenge. I think I got carried away with that one! It just has too much "stuff" on it. I must have been trying to use some new toys all on one card! The sketch was nice but didn't need so many embellishments.

When I made it over into a Clean and Simple card, I didn't use the designer paper (which was part of the sketch) and I eliminated one matted panel (also part of the sketch). I also deleted the leaves and flowers. The ribbon and punched piece went with the designer paper. Now, all I have is the embossed layer, the main image panel, matted, and the butterfly. I like it much better! All products used to make this card are from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!
  • Stamps: Dreams du Jour
  • Papers: Taken With Teal, Very Vanilla, Close To Cocoa
  • Ink: Close to Cocoa, Taken With Teal
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Details Texturz Plate - Pattern 1, Water Color Pencils, Baby Oil, Blender Pen, Snips

Sunday, August 30, 2009

August Stamp Camp Projects

Have you missed me? I've been busy the last few days! I was preparing for Stamp Camp, having the ladies over for stamp camp on Friday and Saturday, and I've been editing for my daughter's E-magazine which takes up a lot of time. I thought I'd post the projects we did for Stamp Camp this weekend since I haven't had time to do any of the challenges for the past few days.
For Stamp Camps, we do two each of five designs for a total of ten cards. So many of the ladies never send out the cards they make at our club meetings, so I tell them, "Keep one and mail the other!" Project #1 was two different colors and two different stamps. The stamps came from Michael's $1 bin. I even bought extras and let the ladies choose which one they'd like to keep. The spiders were plastic rings that I just cut the ring part off. I embossed the colored panels with the Cuttlebug "Spiderweb" embossing folder.
Project #2 was stamped with "Halloween Hoot" stamp set and water colored with Water Color Wonder Crayons and Aqua Painters. We drew in the grass with a Garden Green Marker. The card is sponged around the edges and the main image panel and mat was distressed and sponged as well. On the inside, an owl was stamped and the sentiment, "Halloween is a Hoot!"
Project #3 is the same card I made for a Clean & Simple Challenge which is also in an earlier post. I had a request to do a masculine get well card, so I just CASEd myself!
Project #4 was stamped with Black Stazon and colored with Water Color Pencils. We used Baby Oil and a Blender Pen to blend the colors and smooth them out. The base card is Dusty Durango, and the mat is Sahara Sand. The designer paper is Delicate Dots (2009 SAB). The Dusty Durango Ribbon was added with a knot. The stamp set was "Happy Blessings" from the 2008 Holiday Mini Catalog. It's been sold. Everything on this card is from Stampin' Up!
Project #5 was very simple, yet it turned out so pretty! The main image (from the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog) was stamped with Timber Brown on Very Vanilla and then matted on Soft Suede. The corners were punched with the Ticket Corner Punch. A colored rhinestone was added. The Crushed Curry layer was embossed with the Cuttlebug Pumpkins embossing folder and adhered to a Soft Suede base card. The inside was lined with Very Vanilla and stamped with a small fruit bowl and a sentiment. Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Vintage Girl (WT233)

The Ways To Use It Challenge was to use something vintage or vintage looking on our cards. I chose this image of the little girl because I think she might have come from before the turn of the century, and I used Spellbinders Classic Frame and stenciled it because it looks vintage to me. I wanted this to look like a picture on the wall, so I didn't add any other embellishments. Everything except for the Classic Frame is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!
  • Stamps: A Kind Word
  • Papers: Pacific Point, White CS from DSP package, DSP from Taylor Made Kit
  • Ink: Timber Brown Stazon, Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Classic Frame, Sponge, WCW Crayons, Aqua Painter

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sympathy (SC243)

This is for the Sketch Challenge on SCS. I don't know why the photo has a pinkish tinge to it, but it's too late now. Maybe it's my camera. Anyway, I didn't think I'd like this sketch at first because of the triangle, but stamping the floral branch in the blank area at the top worked out well, I think. I needed a sympathy card for our youth group's leader. His mother passed away on Monday night. Green symbolizes immortality or eternal life, so that's where I was going with the color combo. Thanks for stopping by!
  • Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers
  • Papers: Garden Green, Certainly Celery, CS from DSP package, Flock Together DSP
  • Ink: Garden Green, Garden Green Marker (Flower Centers)
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Mat Pack, Stylus, Eyelet Border Punch, Dimensionals

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Thinking Bird (CC233)

This card is for today's Color Challenge on SCS which was to use Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Kraft and Black or White or both. I used all five stamps from the "Bird on a Branch" stamp set. I don't often do that. All products used to make this card are from Stampin' Up! Thanks again for stopping by!!
  • Stamps: Bird on a Branch
  • Papers: Kraft, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
  • Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black
  • Accessories: 5/8" Real Red GG Ribbon, Dimensionals, Snips

Mrs. Peacock (MMTPT61)

OK, this is for Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday Challenge which is the challenge I've come to really enjoy! This challenge is also listed in a thread on I think it might become a regular Tuesday Challenge there just like the Clean & Simple Challenge did. Anyway, this week's teapot is a British Cop or Bobby. The theme of the challenge is CLUE! I'm sure you've heard of that game. The tea party is supposed to be held at Tudor Mansion, and we're supposed to bring our evidence or CLUEs. Well, this is Mrs. Peacock sitting innocently in the Conservatory. I think she is, at the very least, a person of interest. I bet she's got the weapon hidden somewhere in those plants!! Can YOU see it? It's a challenge, I know!
  • Stamps: Golden Oldies, Asian Artistry
  • Papers: Night of Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Almost Artichoke, Pretty In Pink, Cameo Coral
  • Ink: Black Stazon; Markers: Garden Green, Cameo Coral; White Gel Pen
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Details Texturz Plate - Pattern 1, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Flower Trio Punch, Mat Pack, Stylus, WCW Crayons, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, Plastic Wrench (Recycled from store bought card)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Hoot Hoot Hooray! (CAS29)

Today's Clean & Simple Challenge was an inspiration challenge. We were to be inspired by shoes or bags at Anthropologie. I found my inspiration with this Horned Owl Tote. I've seen a similar layout online with the drawn square and sentiment, but the sentiment was at the bottom. The owl was stamped with Versamark and then Soft Suede and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. Then, I water colored it. All products used to make this card are from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!
  • Stamps: Owl Together Now
  • Papers: Naturals Ivory, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Versamark, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Brown Journaling Marker
  • Accessories: WCW Crayons, Aqua Painter, Clear EP, Heat Tool, 1-1/4", 1-3/8", and Scallop Circle Punches, Dimensional

Friday, August 21, 2009

Happy Fall (LSC234)

This is for today's Limited Supplies Challenge which was to make a masculine card suitable for a teen or adult, no little boy cards, and we were to use NO flowers, NO ribbon, and NO bling of any kind. I made mine a fall theme, distressed and dirtied it up a bit. There you go - manly!! LOL! The maple leaves were punched and sponged, and the main image and sentiment panels were distressed. I also sponged the embossed layer a bit. Thanks for stopping by again!!!
  • Stamps: Mike's $1 Tree Stamp and 2/$1 sentiment
  • Papers: Soft Suede, Naturals Ivory, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Almost Artichoke
  • Ink: Soft Suede
  • Accessories: Big Shot, CB Forest Branches EF, MS Maple Leaf Punch, 3/4" and 1" Square Punches, Sponge, Dimensional

Sending Peace (WT232)

I was gone almost all day yesterday, from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM!! I'm making up for lost time today, plus I have to cut everything for tonight's club, so I'll be busy in the craft room today!!! Yesterday's Ways To Use It Challenge was called "Let's Get Warm and Fuzzy." We were to use something fuzzy on our cards. I used the new designer paper from the Holiday Mini Catalog available September 1st. This paper is flocked. It kind of reminds me of the flocked wall paper from days of old. Everything here is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!
  • Stamps: To You and Yours
  • Papers: Real Red, White Shiny Paper from catalog boxes, Christmas Cocoa DSP
  • Ink: Whisper White Craft, Real Red
  • Accessories: 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" Circle Punches

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

August Ladies' Night Out Projects

Project #1 this Friday will be this card where we will focus on water coloring. The colors are all from the Earth Elements family and I used Water Color Wonder Crayons in the same family. The only non-SU! product is the Cuttlebug embossing folder. I kept this simple so we'd have plenty of time to work on the water coloring.
  • Stamps: Peace Within
  • Papers: Old Olive, Summer Sun, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Water Color Paper
  • Ink: Timber Brown Stazon
  • Accessories: Big Shot, CB Forest Branches EF, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, WCW Crayons, Aqua Painter, Dimensional

Our second project will be this Asian theme card. I used Melon Mambo to stamp the images and to do some sponging. I used a brown water color pencil and an Aqua Painter to fill in some color. I also used Close to Cocoa ink to stamp the symbol for "Dream" over the teapot image. All products used on this card are from Stampin' Up! This is an early post for Thursday because I have a very busy day ahead. Thanks for stopping by!!!

  • Stamps: Dream Gardens
  • Papers: Kraft, Almost Artichoke, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Melon Mambo, Close to Cocoa
  • Accessories: Brown WC Pencil, Aqua Painter, Sponge, Basic Black GG Ribbon, 1-1/4", 1-3/8" and Scallop Circle Punches, Hemp Twine

Teal Flowers (SC242, CC232)

This is a challenge combo. This is for today's Sketch Challenge and yesterday's Color Challenge which was to use Close to Cocoa, Taken With Teal and Very Vanilla. I used lots of tools on this one. I'm surprised I didn't do any sponging!! LOL! Everything here is from Stampin' Up! except for the two Martha Stewart Punches and the rhinestones. Thanks for stopping by!!
  • Stamps: Dreams Du Jour
  • Papers: Taken With Teal, Very Vanilla, Close To Cocoa, Candy Lane DSP (retired)
  • Ink: Taken With Teal, Timber Brown Stazon
  • Accessories: Water Color Pencils, Aqua Painter, Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Flower Trio Punch, Mat Pack, Stylus, Rhinestones, Snips, MS Border Punches, SU! Texturz Plate - Pattern #1

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I'll Cook! (MMTPT60)

This is for Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday Challenge. Here's the deal: We're all headed to Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia today. Cindy has procured the only available accommodations in the area, a lighthouse! There's lots of tourists there, so this is the best she could do. Now, the light house keepers just want 42,000 pounds of fish as payment. Well, they can't eat ALL those fish, and the tea partiers have to eat, too, so I volunteered to cook. I went out early this morning to catch some fish and caught a really nice one. I think it will feed ALL the partiers!! I just need some help getting it to shore!

The images are Microsoft Office Clip Art. I sponged the sunrise, the "land", and the sentiment panel. The water is Tempting Turquoise that is embossed with the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder. Thanks again for stopping by!!
  • Stamps: Smarty Pants
  • Papers: Naturals White, Naturals Ivory, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
  • Ink: Basic Black, Printer Ink, Apricot Appeal, More Mustard, Cameo Coral, Summer Sun; Markers: Real Red, Basic Black
  • Accessories: Big Shot, CB Tiny Bubbles EF, Sponge, Snips, Dimensionals, Clip Art

CAS Design Team Challenges

Challenge #1 was a sketch challenge. The stamping was directly on the base card, concentrated in the lower right corner, and there was a ribbon at the top. I stamped one dragonfly with Versamark only and the other with Versamark and Taken With Teal, then I embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. After that, I stamped the grass and rubbed the ink off of the blue dragonfly (Emboss Resist Technique). Finally, I added the ribbon and charm. All products except for the charm are from Stampin' Up!
  • Stamps: Nature's Nest, Inspired by Nature
  • Papers: Naturals White
  • Ink: Versamark, Taken With Teal, Almost Artichoke
  • Accessories: Clear EP, Heat Tool, Almost Artichoke GG Ribbon, Dragonfly Charm
Challenge #2 was a color challenge. We were to use shades of brown with just a bit of red. My red is on the thermometer. This was also for Clean & Simple Challenge #28 which was to make a masculine card.
This is the inside of the Get Well card. I embossed the doggie with a Cuttlebug mini embossing folder. Everything except the embossing folder is from Stampin' Up!
  • Stamps: Wellness Wishes
  • Papers: Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Water Color Paper, SU! DSP (retired)
  • Ink: Black Stazon
  • Accessories: WCW Crayons, Aqua Painter, Corner Rounder Punch, CB Dogs Mini EF
Challenge #3 was to make a fall card or a fall holiday card. Obviously, I picked Halloween for my fall holiday theme. The sheer orange ribbon came from an online friend of mine who is one of the Twisted Sistahs, patsmethers. What a sweetheart she is!
I couldn't find the Martha Stewart Fence Punch in the Reno/Sparks stores, so Pat went to one of the stores near her in Fresno, bought the punch and mailed it to me in a pretty box with the orange ribbon, some felt butterflies, a felt flower, and a whole spool of sheer polka dot brown ribbon! I used the new fence punch to embellish the inside of my Halloween card. The ghosts are from the same set as the skeleton, but the sentiment is a 2/$1 stamp I got a couple of years ago at Michael's. I should have posted these cards yesterday, but I got busy and forgot! Thanks for stopping by!!
  • Stamps: Twick or Tweet (2009 Holiday Mini), Mike's 2/$1 sentiment
  • Papers: Basic Black, Only Orange, Whisper White, Ghostly Greetings DSP (retired)
  • Ink: Basic Black
  • Accessories: Close to Cocoa WCW Crayon, Aqua Painter, Sheer Ribbon, MS Fence Punch

Sunday, August 16, 2009

CASEing Stamp Muse (FS132)

Today's Featured Stamper is Stamp Muse, also known as DMM or Divine Miss M (for Emily). What a well deserved honor. She's very talented and also very kind and encouraging with her comments. I chose to CASE (copy and show elsewhere) this card. I changed the stamp set and colors (slightly). Since my image was longer, I moved the torn edge to the bottom. Also, I only used two photo anchors instead of three. I also sponged around the edges of the card. All products used to make this card are from Stampin' Up! except for the photo anchors. Thanks for stopping by!!!
  • Stamps: Peace Within
  • Papers: Kiwi Kiss, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
  • Ink: Black Stazon, Apricot Appeal, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango
  • Accessories: WCW Crayons, Aqua Painter, Sponge, Photo Anchors w/Brads

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Just for You (IC193)

For today's Inspiration Challenge, I was inspired by the Melamine Plates at a site called Curiosity Shoppe, especially the plate in the upper left of the photo. I also used the Recessed Window technique for the first time. It's an interesting design. The main image was embossed with red embossing powder. Stampin' Up! used to have embossing powders in many colors. I used a ribbon slider from the Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware with the Real Red grosgrain ribbon. I think this card could be for a man or a woman. All products used to make this card are from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!
  • Stamps: Nature's Silhouettes
  • Papers: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Prints Pack DSP (retired)
  • Ink: Versamark, Real Red
  • Accessories: Red EP, Vanilla HPH, Real Red GG Ribbon, Paper Trimmer, Stylus

Friday, August 14, 2009

Snowflakes in August (TSC0814)

Our Twisted Sistahs Challenge for this week was to make a Christmas card (Christmas in August) with non-traditional colors. I think the new designer specialty paper in the Holiday Mini Catalog called, "Christmas Cocoa", is non-traditional already. The background looks like a light shade of Soft Suede or maybe Close to Cocoa, and, of course, the snowflakes are white. This is a Clean and Simple card, too. I just added a piece of the patterned paper to a Naturals White base card, added two punched snowflakes on top of that, embellished the snowflakes with gold half pearls, and finished it off with Kraft Taffeta Ribbon. Everything is from Stampin' Up except for the half pearls. Thanks for stopping by!!
  • Stamps: Inside only
  • Papers: Naturals White, Christmas Cocoa Specialty DSP
  • Ink: Inside only
  • Accessories: Snowflake Punch, Snow Blossom Punch (retired), Gold Half Pearls

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

All Smiles (SC241)

This is for today's Sketch Challenge. I like it because the two vertical panels behind the main image panel allow you to use some patterned papers. The paper I used was last year's Halloween paper, Ghostly Greetings. The base card is Pumpkin Pie, all matting is Basic Black, and the main image panel is Old Olive. The pumpkins were stamped on a strip of Whisper White, water colored, cut out and adhered to the panel vertically. The actual stamp is a row of Jack-o-lanterns that are horizontal. Just about everything except for the base card was from my scrap pile. All products used to make this card are from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!
  • Stamps: The More the Merrier (Level 3 Hostess Set)
  • Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White, Ghostly Greetings DSP (retired)
  • Ink: Black Stazon
  • Accessories: WCW Crayons, Aqua Painter, Snips, Black Gingham Ribbon

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Busy Bee (MMTPT59)

This is for Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday Challenge. This week's teapot was the cutest bee! Cindy made a card that looked just like the teapot! This image is actually a coloring page I found online. I changed the wording on the sign! I used SU! Markers as well as Water Color Wonder Crayons and an Aqua Painter to color the image. The sentiment came from an SU! set, Just Buzzin' By. I think I'm caught up now unless I decide to do today's Color Challenge. In the meantime, I have tons of laundry to do!! Thanks again for stopping by!!
  • Stamps: Just Buzzin' By
  • Papers: Basic Black, Yellow TCS, GP White
  • Ink: Printer Ink, SU! Markers, Basic Black
  • Accessories: Coloring Page, Printer

Lil' Paws (CAS27)

I'm still catching up! This is for yesterday's Clean & Simple Challenge which was to use bling. My bling is the red rhinestone on the bear's heart. I love using Embosslits! This is one from the Holiday Mini Catalog which introduces a new line of Build-a-Bear Workshop stamps and dies. Thanks for visiting my blog!
  • Stamps: Beary Nice Wishes
  • Papers: Real Red, Naturals White, Creamy Caramel, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black
  • Ink: Real Red
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Lil' Paws Sizzlit, Scallop Oval Nesties, MS Border Punch, Red Rhinestone, 2-Way Glue Pen

CASEing Joanne (FS131)

I'm catching up this morning. I've been away for a couple of days, but now I'm back at it. This is for Sunday's Featured Stamper Challenge. Joanne (Sleepyinseattle) was the featured stamper. She's another Stampin' Up! Demo, and I have admired her work for quite some time. Here's the card I chose to CASE. I used the same stamp, punches and Sizzlit, and I kept the same theme. I used designer paper for my background, changed the layout, changed the colors, embossed and sponged the flowers, used mini half pearls for the flower centers instead of brads, sponged the leaves, and I made a different style of fence. All products used to make this card are from Stampin' Up! except for the pearls. Thanks for stopping by!
  • Stamps: Forest Friends
  • Papers: Naturals White, Whisper White, White CS from DSP pkg, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Prints Pack DSP (retired)
  • Ink: Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Old Olive Marker
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlit, 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch, Flower Trio Punch, Snips, Mat Pack, Stylus, Sponge, Snips, Mini Half Pearls, Dimensionals

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Asian Vase (IC192)

This should have been posted yesterday, but I got busy and forgot! The Inspiration Challenge was Bellacor Vases. I chose this vase for my inspiration. I didn't print out a picture or anything. I just remembered that the vase was brown with gold trim and had flowers of fall colors. I was going to use the Little Leaves Sizzlit and cut out gold leaves but decided to do some heat embossing instead. I added the punched, sponged and embossed flowers with mini half pearl centers. That's it!
Now, certain card stocks are a bit pricey to be using a big chunk of it to make a thin border or mat. I cut my Brushed Gold card stock to the size I wanted for the mat and then used a rectangle Nestability to cut out the center part. That gives me a piece of the gold card stock to use later.
Here is the gold frame with the Chocolate Chip Textured Card Stock placed on top. No one even knows what's under there! All products used to make this card except for the gold mini half pearls came from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!
  • Stamps: Friends 24-7
  • Papers: Chocolate Chip, Brushed Gold, Chocolate Chip TCS, Crushed Curry, Really Rust, Riding Hood Red
  • Ink: Versamark, Chocolate Chip (sponging flowers)
  • Accessories: Flower Trio Punch, Mat Pack, Stylus, Sponge, Gold Mini Half Pearls, Gold EP, Heat Tool

Friday, August 7, 2009

Twisted FS Challenge (TSC0807)

Our Twisted Sistahs Challenge this week was a Featured Stamper type challenge. We were to CASE one of our Twisted Sistahs. Our Featured Stamper was Purty Bratty Barbie. I chose this card to CASE. It was the first upload in her gallery from over two years ago. I used to have the set she used, but I sold it. It was a cute set, too. I changed the stamp set using Beary Best Friends which will be available from the Holiday Mini Catalog beginning September 1, 2009. I love those little bears!! I also changed the base card color and the ribbon. I kept the layout because I thought it was so cute, and I even had the same DCWV Mat Stack card stock for the vertical panel! Thanks for stopping by!
  • Stamps: Beary Best Friends
  • Papers: Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, DCWV Pocket Full of Posies Mat Stack
  • Ink: Black Stazon
  • Accessories: WCW Crayons, Aqua Painter, Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Flower Brads

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Vellum Fan (WT230)

The Ways To Use It Challenge was to use pleating in our design. I cut a circle out of vellum, cut the circle in half, stamped it, and then pleated it to make a fan. It works well with the Asian Artistry Hostess Set. The base card here is Basic Black with a layer of Real Red that has been embossed with SU!'s Texturz Plate - Flourish. The main image is stamped on Whisper White with Black Stazon. My Stazon needs to be re-inked, so I went over it with a black journaling marker. The white panel is sponged with red and a Square Fire Rhinestone brad was added to finish it off. All products used to make this card were from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!
  • Stamps: Asian Artistry (Level 2 Hostess)
  • Papers: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White, Vellum
  • Ink: Black Stazon
  • Accessories: Coluzzle Circle Template, Big Shot, Backgrounds #1 Texturz Plate - Flourish, Sponge, Square Fire Rhinestone Brad

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Challenge Combo (SC240, CC230)

I combined yesterday's Color Challenge colors with today's Sketch Challenge. I had the papers on my craft table, so I decided to use them for this sketch. The base card is Blush Blossom with an embossed layer of Certainly Celery. The horizontal border punched strip is Whisper White with a Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon across the top of it. The matting is Blush Blossom. The designer paper in the circle is something I've had for years, and I don't know the name or vendor. The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and then in Close to Cocoa, then it was embossed with clear embossing powder. The leaves were made using the Sweetest Stem Embosslit and the flowers were punched with the Flower Trio Punch, sponged and embossed. I added mini half pearls to the flower centers. Everything is from Stampin' Up! except the border punch, pearls and Nestabilities. Thanks for stopping by!!
  • Stamps: Three Little Words
  • Papers: Blush Blossom, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Shimmery White, Unknown DP
  • Ink: Versamark, Close to Cocoa, Cameo Coral (sponging)
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Backgrounds #1 Texturz Plate - Eyelet, Circle Nesties, MS Border Punch, Flower Trio Punch, Sponge, Mini Half Pearls, Sweetest Stem Embosslit, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Goofy Stuff (CC230, MMTPT58)

Here's a challenge combo: Color Challenge using Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom, Certainly Celery, Cameo Coral (Optional), and Whisper White (Also optional). I used Close to Cocoa for the base card and matting, Whisper White for the embossed layer, Blush Blossom for the main image panel and sentiment panel, Certainly Celery for the leaves, and Cameo Coral for the flowers. The other challenge is Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday Challenge. This week, the teapot is a cow. Cindy said that Dawn (Flowergal36) asked her to use cows, so she did. I got my Dancing Daisy from Microsoft Office Online Clip art (I have no cow images; go figure!). The teapot in her hand (hoof) is clip art, too. I think I've done three of these challenges now, and I really think they bring out the goofiness in ME! LOL! Thanks for stopping by!!
  • Stamps: Smarty Pants (sentiment only)
  • Papers: Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Blush Blossom, Certainly Celery, Cameo Coral
  • Ink: Printer Ink, Close to Cocoa, White Gel Pen
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Backgrounds #1 - Eyelet, Oval Nesties, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Flower Trio Punch, Mat Pack, Stylus, Fiskars Scallop Scissors, Snips, Dimensionals

Monday, August 3, 2009

Limited Mojo (LSC231, Mojo98)

Friday's Limited Supplies Challenge was to use die cuts as a focal point. You could only use one stamp for a sentiment OR for making a background. I didn't get a chance to participate in the challenge on Friday, but I thought today's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge would work to combine the two challenges. First of all, the circle (white, orange and gold) is my die cut. It's a punch out from a Media Pack I got on sale at WalMart for scrap booking. I added the flower and brad for more interest. The designer paper is from the same pack. Thanks for stopping by!!!
  • Stamps: Short & Sweet
  • Papers: More Mustard, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Media Pack DP
  • Ink: More Mustard
  • Accessories: Media Pack Punch Out, Flower, Rhinestone Brad, Word Window Punch, Crushed Curry Ribbon

Sunday, August 2, 2009

CASEing Teresa (FS130)

This week's Featured Stamper is va.sunshine. I've always admired Teresa's work. I was inspired by this card. It was a sketch challenge card, so I changed the layout by eliminating one panel. Instead of DP, I used an embossed panel, but I used the same embossing folder as Teresa did on her middle layer. I changed the colors but kept the winter/holiday theme. I also left off the punched circles and used a different ribbon.

This is the view of the card when the little "card-on-a-card" is open. A little humor here!! LOL! My friend got this image online somewhere and she stamped off some for me to use. Thanks for stopping by!!!
  • Stamps: Loads of Love, Unknown doggie stamp
  • Papers: Bashful Blue, Going Gray, Whisper White
  • Ink: Black Stazon, Black Journaling Marker
  • Accessories: Big Shot, CB Snowflakes EF, WCW Crayons, Aqua Painter, Stickles, Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon