Sunday, February 28, 2010

Skipped TWO???

Yes, it looks like I skipped TWO whole days of posting to my blog! Well, I was so busy on Friday, cutting card stock and getting ready for my Stamp Camp, that I had no time to make extra cards. I will post a couple of the cards we made later on though. That should make up for it. Also, yesterday, I was so tired after the Stamp Camp that I placed my order with Stampin' Up! and crocheted until I had to go get ready to take one of my daughters out to dinner for her 21st birthday. I'm making a baby blanket. When it's finished, I'll try to remember to photograph it and show it on my blog.This card is for two challenges since I'm so far behind. First, it's for the Featured Stamper Challenge. Angela Crocket is the Featured Stamper this week. I chose to CASE this card. Her card was a triple challenge, one of which was the Featured Stamper Challenge when Beate was the Featured Stamper. Since it was Beate's layout, I changed that up a bit. I moved the main image to the center and eliminated the large brads and punched circles. I didn't use the border punch on the pink layer, but instead, I used paper lace strips on the top and the bottom. My stamps, designer paper, flowers and ribbon are different. I used the Martha Stewart Ribbon Border Punch for my ribbon treatment. I sure like it with the lace borders. This is also for the Twisted Sisters Challenge which was to use lace and distressing. I distressed the pink mat layer on the main image panel and used paper lace. Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Flowers & Lace (WT259, CCEE1008)

This card is for two challenges. First, the Ways To Use It Challenge on SCS was to use lace. I used the Martha Stewart Doily Lace Trim Punch to make the black lace. Secondly, the CCEE Stampers Challenge was a color challenge to use Creamy Caramel, Ruby Red and Basic Black. I used my "signature" embossed flowers again. I love adding them to any card. Everything here is from Sampin' Up! except for the Nestabilities and the trim punch. Thanks for stopping by!!
  • Stamps: Well Scripted
  • Papers: Creamy Caramel, Ruby Red, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Basic Black
  • Accessories: Big Shot, BG #1 Texturz Plate (Damask), Nesties, MS Doily Lace Trim Punch, Bird & Branch Punch, Flower Trio Punch, Mat Pack, Stylus, Black Half Pearls

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Melon Mambo Disease

The photo on the lower left shows the Sketch Challenge card from last Wednesday. The one on the upper right shows the one I did today. What is it with me and Melon Mambo lately??!!!

I even used the same Texturz Plate and Designer Series Paper on both cards!! I didn't realize it until someone made a comment on the week old card today. I thought, "That sure looks familiar!" Oh well, I guess I just like that particular In-color! I think I like the card on the right a little more though. Could it be my "signature" embossed flowers maybe? You decide. Thanks for stopping by!

Flowery Thanks (SC269)

Today's Sketch Challenge featured triangles. I had a bit of a hard time putting them together and getting them straight on the card, but I'm still using this for Stamp Camp on Friday. The vertical panel is stamped and doodled to match the Designer Series Paper. All products used to create this card are from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!
  • Stamps: Short & Sweet
  • Papers: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Sage Shadow, Melon Mambo Patterns DSP
  • Ink: Melon Mambo Ink Pad, Melon Mambo Marker, White Gel Pen
  • Accessories: Big Shot, BG #1 Texturz Plate (Eyelet), Flower Trio Punch, Mat Pack, Stylus, Bird & Branch Punch, Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon, Dimensionals

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hope of Spring (MMTPT82)

This is for Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday Challenge. We were to bring just a splash of color to the tea party. Can't you just imagine daffodils poking up through the last snow of winter? I'm looking forward to that! It's supposed to snow here tonight and again on Friday night. We've had an abundance of snow here this year! Now, I don't have daffodils in my yard, but I do have purple irises. It will be wonderful to see them in bloom! The card stock here is all Whisper White. The image from "Abundant Hope" was colored with So Saffron and Garden Green Markers. The ribbon is So Saffron from the Ribbon Bundle from last year's Sale-a-Bration brochure. I used Dimensionals to pop up the first layer and then the whole panel was popped up with the recycled foam from the wood mount rubber. The embossing was done with the "Elegant Bouquet" Impressions Folder. All products used here are from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Brocade & Saffron Mojo (Mojo127)

This is my card for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. We had the option of making a square card or a round one. Obviously, I chose square. This one is a little 4-1/4" square card. The base card is So Saffron. The paper is both sides of a piece of Porcelain Prints (retired) Designer Series Paper. The main image is from "Of the Earth" (hostess set) and was stamped on Whisper White with Brocade Blue ink. That panel was matted on So Saffron and Brocade Blue. I used both gingham ribbon and narrow satin ribbon. The sentiment is from Short & Sweet and the blue half pearls came from Michael's. Thanks for stopping by!!!

Missing Post - CASEing Judi (FS159)

I forgot to post this yesterday! Sorry!!!This was my card for the Featured Stamper Challenge. The Featured Stamper for this week is Jovialjudi. Judi is very talented, and it's about time that she made FS!! I chose to CASE this card. I changed to a top fold card and moved the ribbon to the top and sentiment to the bottom. I love how she sponges the ovals and those added pearls just make the card. I also changed the stamps. Thanks for stopping by!!
  • Stamps: A Flower For all Seasons, Short & Sweet
  • Papers: Barely Banana, Water Color Paper
  • Ink: Black Stazon, SU! Markers, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Oval Nestie, Sheer Ribbon, Sponge, Half Pearls, Dimensionals

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Home Made Flower Soft

I have had several people ask me about the home made flower soft. First of all, Flower Soft comes in jars and in many colors including some multi-colored Flower Soft. I bought some in California and paid $5.99 a jar, plus tax. I think it's pretty pricey.

If you would like to make your own, you will need Styrofoam. I bought six Styrofoam balls for $3.57, plus tax at WalMart. All you do is rub two balls together as if you were grating something. Soon, you will have a pile built up. Put your pile of flakes into baggies. Use re-inkers and put a couple of drops in a baggie of the flakes. Work in the color with the baggie closed. I have some plain white, some yellow and some pink. I used the colored stuff in the centers of some of my embossed flowers. It gives a more natural feel to the flowers. That's it! It's cheap and easy!! Enjoy!!

Two-fer (IC220, C4C25)

My inspiration challenge card was so quick that I had time to do another challenge. First, the Inspiration Challenge was to go to Lark for inspiration. I chose Lambie, a crocheted lamb, for my inspiration. There's no stamping on this little 4-1/4" square card. I used a Sizzlit to die cut the lamb, and I hand wrote the sentiment. The base card is Naturals White and the main image panel is So Saffron, Whisper White, Pawsitively Prints Designer Paper with the white die-cut lamb and sentiment panel. The lamb is popped up and so is the whole main image panel. Everything here is from Stampin' Up! except for the Sizzlit.
This second card is for the Crazy 4 Challenges challenge. This week it's a sketch challenge. The base card is Naturals White. The designer paper is Melon Mambo Patterns Designer Series Paper. I used both sides of the same paper. The image is stamped with Black Stazon, water colored with Water Color Wonder Crayons and an Aqua Painter, and then it's matted on Melon Mambo card stock. The image is from Whipper Snapper. I think it's called "Waving Bunny". The sentiment is stamped with Melon Mambo ink and it's from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set. Those big, square gem brads were a gift. Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Ribbons & Lace (LSC260)

Today's Limited Supplies Challenge was to use our border or trim punches and ribbon. I made this baby girl card using Pretty In Pink and Whisper White card stock along with Pretty In Pink Prints Pack Designer Series Paper (retired). I got the idea for putting the baby in the buggy from a magazine. I also paper pieced the buggy and popped the piece up. The whole main image panel is popped up as well. I used shear ribbon with the plastic diaper pin to top it off. I love that Martha Stewart Doily Lace Trim Punch. I'm going to use it a lot for scrap booking.
This view shows the inside where there's a little Teddy bear from the Family Accessories set. I stamped it on the same paper as the buggy and cut it out. My daughter recently announced that she is pregnant again. I'm hoping she has a girl this time. Thanks for stopping by!!
  • Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes, All in the Family, Family Accessories
  • Papers: Pretty In Pink, Whisper White, Pretty In Pink Prints Pack DSP (retired)
  • Ink: Basic Black, Pretty In Pink and Blush Blossom Markers
  • Accessories: MS Doily Lace Trim Punch, Sheer Ribbon, Plastic Diaper Pin, Snips, Dimensionals

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sweet Treat (CCEE1007)

Pretty bright, isn't it!! This is done with In-Colors: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry along with Naturals White. The CCEE Stampers challenge this week was to use "Sweet Treats" in our designs. I thought I'd dare to be different and die cut the milkshake instead of using a cake, cupcake or candy. Thanks for stopping by!!
  • Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Papers: Melon Mambo, Melon Mambo Patterns DSP, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Naturals White
  • Ink: Bermuda Bay
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Nesties, Oval Punches, Scallop Border Punch, Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon, Dimensionals

Beyond the Trellis (WT258)

Today's Ways To Use It Challenge was to use the color orange in our designs. That was easy when using the Sale-a-Bration Designer Series Paper, "Welcome Neighbor". That house has orange outlines and siding lines. I stamped the sentiment with Bermuda Bay ink using the Whimsical Words set which is also from the Sale-a-Bration brochure. The only thing here that is not from Stampin' Up! is the Martha Stewart Garden Trellis Punch. I used the Bird & Branch Punch for the leaves which were punched from Bermuda Bay card stock. The flowers were punched (using the Flower Trio Punch) from the reverse side of the designer paper. It's Pumpkin Pie with a grid design. I embossed the flowers and added them and the leaves to the trellis border. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Of The Earth (SC268)

I missed yesterday's challenges; I was just too busy to make a card! Today's sketch over on SCS has lots of layers which is something I really like. I usually eliminate some layers for demonstrating though. All products used to make this card are from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!
  • Stamps: Of The Earth (Hostess)
  • Papers: Naturals White, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Melon Mambo Patterns DSP
  • Ink: Melon Mambo
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Eyelet Texturz Plate, Dimensionals

Monday, February 15, 2010

Ah, Springtime! (CAS54)

Today's Clean & Simple Challenge was a theme challenge. I was called, "Wishing for Spring". I can't wait to smell green grass and flowers. I used markers to color the stamps. I colored the grass side of the "Inspired by Nature" stamp with Garden Green and stamped it on the Naturals White base card. I used Garden Green, Summer Sun and Close to Cocoa markers to color the other side (double mounted stamp set) and stamped it on a smaller piece of Naturals White. I popped up the smaller panel with the recycled foam backing from the wood mount rubber. I had that butterfly already punched and lying on my table, so I colored it and added it for a more springtime feel. Everything is from Stampin' Up! except for the butterfly. Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

CASEing Laurie (FS158)

Today's Featured Stamper is HamiltonGal. Laurie and I have exchanged comments a lot over the years, so I'm familiar with her gallery. I chose to CASE her Baby Congrats card. I was attracted by the bright colors; perfect for a baby boy! When I read the recipe, I realized that I had that same brightly colored, zig-zag card stock from the DCWV Nana's Kids tablet. My stamp is a $1 stamp. I think it came from the Dollar Tree. It has a diaper pin on it, so I colored the stamp with a marker to work around that so that I could use one of my little plastic diaper pins instead. I colored the bear with markers and cut it out. I used the foam backing off of the excess rubber from a wood mount stamp set as Dimentionals to pop of the main panel. I used actual Dimensionals to pop up the bear. The only changes I made from Laurie's card were the stamp and the embellishments. I wish I had her teddy bear stamp though! Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Red Mushrooms (IC219, C4C24)

Here's another card for two challenges. First, it's for the Inspiration Challenge on SCS. We were to go to Geninne's Etsy Store and get inspiration from her goodies there. There were LOTS of birds, and I saw lots of birdie cards in the gallery. I was just trying to be different when I chose the Mushrooms. The second challenge was the Crazy4Challenges one for this week which was to make a card with RED as the main color. The red layer was embossed with the Cuttlebug Spots n' Dots embossing folder. The mushrooms were stamped, enlarged and printed on white card stock. I colored the image with SU! Markers. The tiny butterfly was punched with a Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch. I've been recycling the extra rubber from the wood mounted stamps by peeling off the red rubber and using the foam like Dimensionals. It pops up the panels a bit more and it's a thrifty idea! Go green, you know! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Feminine/Masculine (TSC0212)

Our Twisted Sistahs Challenge this week was hosted by Marleygo. Lesley challenged us to make a card using black and white with just a bit of purple or lavender. We had to create our own background (embossing, stamping or other techniques) and it had to have a ribbon and bow. I called this "Feminine/Masculine" because I felt the bow makes it kind of feminine, but the image is kind of masculine. I stamped the main image from "Nature's Silhouettes" using Basic Black on Whisper White; then, I sponged with Perfect Plum and matted on Basic Black. I popped up the main image panel using the leftover foam backing after removing the die cut rubber stamps and peeling off the rubber. The background is Whisper White embossed with the Cuttlebug "Floral Screen" embossing folder. The ribbon is from Martha Stewart. The base card is Basic Black. I put the sentiment inside but stamped it on a scrap of white so you could see what it says, "To pay homage to BEAUTY is to admire NATURE, to admire nature is to WORSHIP GOD." Thanks again for stopping by!!


This is for the Limited Supplies Challenge on SCS hosted by Wendybell. In honor of President's Day, we were to create a card that ultimately had something to do with one of our presidents. We were to use the "Seven Degrees of Kevin Bacon" game to do it. We didn't have to have all seven steps; two or three was fine. I have five steps:
  1. CAKES with candles symbolize BIRTHDAYS
  2. The BIRTHDAY of America is called INDEPENDENCE DAY
  3. INDEPENDENCE DAY is celebrated on JULY 4TH
  4. JULY 4TH, 1826, is the date of death of our 2ND PRESIDENT

You can see how we go from the birthday cake on my card all the way to John Adams! I used a Sale-A-Bration set, "Happy Moments" for the cake and colored it with Stampin' Up! Markers. I embossed the Whisper White layer with the Small Dots Texturz Plate and added the new Pretty In Pink Satin Ribbon. The Certainly Celery layer is larger than normal for a mat to accommodate all my little embossed flowers with homemade Flower Soft in the centers. All products used to make this card are from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Doggie Daisies (WT257, CCEE1006)

This is for two challenges. First, the Ways To Use It Challenge on SCS was called, "Odds Are", and we were to use an odd number of something (Stamped images, brads, flowers, etc.) on our cards. I used ONE bow on the doggie, THREE flowers in the bouquet, and SEVEN scallops on each edge of the scalloped mat. The second challenge is the CCEE Stampers Challenge. Charlene challenged us with an Inspiration Challenge. The site where we were to find our inspiration was ImageKind. I chose Valentine Prince as my inspiration. I got this stamp from Michael's several years ago. It's made by Stampendous, I believe. The doggie actually has a bone in his mouth. I just colored the stamp with a Basic Black Marker and worked around that bone. I blended a bit with an Aqua Painter. The flowers are from Short & Sweet, and I drew in the stems and leaves. I only used Stampin' Up! Markers on this. I used the new Scallop Trim Border and Corner Punches to make the mat, and I used the new Welcome Neighbor Designer Series Paper (2010 SAB) for the background. This card is 4-1/4" square. Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Thought Away (SULNS#57)

This is my second upload for today. I might not have time tomorrow to make a card. I have a ton of personal paperwork to do! I just had to make a card with my 2010 Sale-A-Bration goodies. The stamp set, "Good Neighbors", makes those cute little houses. The Designer Series Paper, "Welcome Neighbor", makes such a cute background. "Whimsical Words" is a set of sentiments that works out well with many types of cards. I embossed the sentiment with Gold Embossing Powder for the Late Night Stampers Challenge (to emboss). The base card is Tempting Turquoise. This is a very simple card to make! All products are from Stampin' Up! Thanks again for stopping by!!

Birthday Stars (SC267)

This is for the sketch challenge over at SCS. I used Bordering Blue for the base card, embossed panel and punched stars. The striped layer is card stock from DCWV "Nana's Kids" (with glitter). The tiny stars are embossed and they sparkle. I need to use that card stock more often! The embossed layer was run through the Big Shot with a Fiskars "Stars" Texture Plate. I matted Whisper White on Dusty Durango for the main image panel and doodled with a glitter gel pen. The stars were punched out with Stampin' Up!'s Small Star Punch and another smaller star punch. There's a tiny half pearl in the center of each star, and the main image panel and the stars are all popped up on Dimensionals. I used the 3/16" Corner Rounder on the Levi Tag that was stamped with the sentiment from "Bitty Birthday". This goes to my soon-to-be one year old grandson. Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Purr-fect (MMTPT80)

This is for Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday Challenge. It's also a challenge on SCS now. I don't remember who sent me this stamp and sentiment. I think I got it in a white elephant swap, and I got about five rubber cling mount stamps in a CD case. On the spine of the case, it said "TAC", so I'm thinking that's the maker of the stamps, but I'm not sure. Anyway, my story is that this is a cousin of one of the main characters in Cindy's story. She's coming to the tea party with this elegant white on white wall paper to help decorate the mansion. There's a method to her madness though. She wants to make a good impression so that she might be asked to be a bride's maid in her cousin, Belassiz', wedding! She even wore her best dress to show how lovely she will look!! Thanks for stopping by!
  • Stamps: TAC?
  • Papers: Taken With Teal, GP White, Basic Black
  • Ink: Black Stazon, SU! Markers
  • Accessories: Big Shot, CB Textiles EF, Nesties, Dimensionals, Snips, Tiny Silver Half Pearl

Monday, February 8, 2010

Inspired Owl (CAS53)

The Clean & Simple Challenge was an inspiration challenge today. We were to go to Candy Crate which is an online candy store and find our inspiration from the candy. I got my inspiration from the Good n' Plenty box. First of all, I love licorice, and when I was a kid, Good n' Plenty was one of my favorites. I also like the colors of the box!! I left the owl un-colored so that I can send it to a little girl who would love to color it and then send the card on to someone else. Thanks for stopping by!!
  • Stamps: Dustin Pike Freebie
  • Papers: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Basic Black, Pixie Pink
  • Ink: Printer Ink
  • Accessories: Big Shot, CB Spots n' Dots EF, Basic Black GG Ribbon, Dimensionals

Sunday, February 7, 2010

CASEing Twice

I made a couple of cards yesterday but mailed them instead of posting them. They were for my Secret Sister, so I didn't want to put them online...just in case. The first card here is for the Featured Stamper Challenge. Bar is the Featured Stamper. Barbara is a girl after my own heart because she does a lot with flowers. I chose to CASE this Clean & Simple card. I used different paper, ribbon and stamps, and I didn't use buttons or flat pearls.
  • Stamps: A Flower for All Seasons, Short & Sweet
  • Papers: Whisper White
  • Ink: Black Stazon, SU! Markers
  • Accessories: Pink Gingham Ribbon (retired), Half Pearls
Now, isn't this the cutest little punch-art bunny?!! I CASEd this one from Jackie Topa. She shared this with the Stampin'Up! Late Night Stampers Yahoo Group. She is so very talented! I meant to add the butterfly on his ear and a sentiment, but I got into a big hurry to get this posted. I didn't used the Jewelry Tag Punch for the fence, and I didn't add a border at the top. I added embossed flowers though! Everything here is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!
  • Stamps: Wood grain BG
  • Papers: Barely Banana, Whisper White, Creamy Caramel, Apricot Appeal, Garden Green, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Brilliant Blue
  • Ink: Bashful Blue, Pretty In Pink, Soft Suede (sponging), SU! Markers
  • Accessories: Red Gingham Ribbon, Silver Brads; Punches: Bird & Branch, Flower Trio, Small Oval, Full Heart, Curly Label, Horizontal Slot, Small Tag

Friday, February 5, 2010

Home Sweet Home (TSC0205, CD54)

Our Twisted Sisters' Challenge this week was to make a card with "Home Sweet Home" as the theme. To me, home is where my craft room is. It may not have white painted paneling and checked wallpaper, but it sure serves its purpose, and I'm most comfortable in that room. This is also for the Color Dare Challenge. This week the colors were Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray and a neutral. I made my favorite embossed flowers and did some paper piecing on this one. The white bottom of the card was scored using a stylus and my paper trimmer. All products used to make this card are from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!
  • Stamps: Tote-ally Tess
  • Papers: Pacific Point, Sweet Slumber Specialty Paper, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray
  • Ink: Black Stazon, SU! Markers
  • Accessories: Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Paper Trimmer, Stylus, Mat Pack, Flower Trio Punch, Homemade Flower Soft, Bird & Branch Punch, Snips

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Tic-Tac-Toe Valentine (CCEE1005)

Charlene Merrick is the guest hostess over at CCEE Stampers for the month of February. Today, she has challenged us to use hearts and a charm in our designs. I needed a Valentine card for my club tonight, so this was the perfect opportunity to design a simple card that my ladies would enjoy making. The base card is Ruby Red with a layer of Sweet Slumber Specialty Paper (retired) that I punched at the bottom with my new Martha Stewart Heart Border Punch. The main image, from "A Happy Heart", was stamped with Ruby Red Ink on Very Vanilla and matted on Ruby Red. It was also popped up on Dimensionals. I added Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon with the heart charm attached with a jump ring. I used the new Heart Punch from Stampin' Up! to punch a heart and pop it up in the lower right corner of the main image. The little hearts that were punched out with the border punch came in handy to add a little detail to the inside of the card. Everything used to make this card, except the border punch and the charm, came from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Thanks, Cindy!

Cindy, Mothermark, sent me a Thank You gift for hostessing the Teapot Tuesday Challenge in December when she was gone for a while. She sent me "Tea Time" by Rubbernecker, the whole set!! Now, I'm not thanking her for the Thank You gift; I'm just letting her know how much we all appreciate her. I used the tea cup from the set and one of the sentiments to make this little 4-1/4" square card. Those who know Cindy know that she's nuts about polka dots, so I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder and Stampin' Up!'s Real Red Polka Dot Ribbon. I also used what Pat calls my "signature" embossed flowers and sponged leaves. I hope you can see how the cup shines from the Crystal Effects I used on it. I also used tiny black half pearls for the flower centers. Thanks for stopping by!!

Just For You (SC266)

This is for today's sketch on SCS. It really didn't turn out the way I had intended, but I don't have time to do it over again. I wish I would have matted everything in black. Anyway, I stamped Eastern Blooms flowers with Whisper White Craft ink on Basic Black card stock. Then, I colored with Water Color Pencils and highlighted with White Gel Pen. The base card is white and the top paper is Berry Bliss (retired). The bottom paper is patterned card stock from The Paper Company. The matting is Pink Pirouette (retired). The white panel was embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. The ribbon is Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. The butterfly was punched with a Martha Stewart butterfly punch, and I added a black half pearl for the head. The sentiment panel is popped up on a Dimensional. Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

New Career (MMTPT79)

This is for Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday Challenge. I started posting this yesterday, but my day got busy all of the sudden, and I forgot to finish posting! The story behind this is that Curt Cow wants to be a Hollywood Stunt Cow, but he tried to jump over the moon and, since he's so little, he got stuck in the middle. We were to go to Hollywood for our tea party and bring ideas to either help Curt Cow become a better stunt cow or give him ideas for a new career, a safer one. My idea was for him to go into the baking business. After all, there's plenty of milk, cream, butter and eggs on the farm!!

I found the cow by using Bing to find cow coloring pages and then printing it on GP White card stock. There was very little coloring for me to do, but I used Water Color Pencils and and Aqua Painter for that. I also used an SU! Marker. I embossed the background using Cuttlebug Branches embossing folder. The fence came from a set that I bought in Jenny's store, Creative Cards, Etc., in Nevada City, CA. I did my usual embossed flowers and added Flower Soft to the centers. I got the idea for that from Pat Smethers from a card she sent me recently. Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

{Heart} in the Box (CAS52)

This Clean & Simple Challenge was to follow a sketch. I stamped the Jack-in-the-box two times not inking the lid. Then, I stamped it again including the lid. I stamped the heart with Ruby Red and the spring with Black Stazon and cut them out. The heart is popped up on a Dimensional. I used the "With Love" Cuttlebug Border folder on the bottom and Red Gingham Ribbon above that. The base card is Naturals white and is lined with Whisper White. The matting is Real Red. I colored the flowers on the Jack-in-the-box with Pure Color Pencils which I think are retired now. Thanks for stopping by!!