Sunday, July 29, 2012

Summer Birthday (TSC0727)

The Twisted Sistahs Challenge for this week was presented by Sillyfilly. Silly (aka Sylvia) asked us to make a fun summer card, using hot colors like orange, yellow, reds. Use two die cuts and a little bling. I went with mainly yellow. The base card is Yoyo Yellow with a layer of yellow gingham dp. My die cuts are the Classic Oval, OBDB Die and SU!'s Itty Bitty Banners Framelits. The flowers are from "Reason to Smile" and were stamped with Daffodil Delight, Black Stazon and Pumpkin Pie. The leaves were punched with the Bird Builder Punch and I added yellow rhinestones for the bling. Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Not Feeling Well?

I used an image from Paper Cupcakes called, "Not So Well" to make this card. The challenge over at "There's Magic in the Air" is to use something recycled on your card. I used a pop-top to make the "buckle". I wanted that plaid ribbon to look like a dog collar. I don't usually use red and yellow together, but I thought it looked cheerful and it matches that ribbon. The base card is Real Red with a layer of yellow gingham dp. The bone brad came from my friend, Greenie. The sentiment is from SU!'s "Teeny Tiny Wishes", and it's punched with the Word Window Punch and matted on the Modern Label punched piece. The image was colored with Copics. Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

CASEing Sophie (FS285)

I haven't done a Featured Stamper Challenge in quite a while. I've been too busy lately to do ANY of the challenges except for the Twisted Sistahs and Paper Cupcakes. I have a foster child now who has special needs. That's been taking up a lot of my time lately. Anyway, the Featured Stamper for this week is SophieLaFontaine! I've been in her gallery before, but I never had a chance to really go through it like I did this morning. I chose to CASE her "Orange Mummy Cat" card. I was inspired by that little mummy kitty and really felt like making a Halloween card. I got a chance to use my new "Googly Ghouls" from Stampin' Up!'s new Holiday Catalog. I stamped the little mummy and cut him out; then I popped him up and added the Googly Eye. The sentiment is from "Grateful Greetings" and is stamped with VersaMark and embossed with Black EP. The card stocks are Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White. Everything is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Prov. 31:30 (TSC0720)

The Twisted Sistahs Challenge for this week was presented by 101Airborne. Kathy asked us to make a card or project using a sentiment only - no image. She also asked us to do some kind of distressing. This is definitely a hybrid. The die and scripture are from ODBD, the base card (Orchid Opulence, retired) is from Stampin' Up!, the dp is from the Dollar Store, the lace came from a teapotter in a "Tickle a Teapotter" card, the roses came from my friend, Greenie, and I used a Martha Stewart Punch for the leaves out of DCWV paper. This was really fun to make. Thanks for stopping by!!!

Lil' Dragon

This is one of the cards we will be making for our Friday Card Makers. The other card is the same as my previous post, "Can It!", except that the flowers are punched and embossed. This card was made using one of Kim Score's tutorials that I recently purchased. Her blog is called "Paper Punch Addiction". I thought this little dragon was so cute. I think I should have sponged the scales on his back, head and tail, though. I know my friends will enjoy making this!! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Can It! (TSC0713)

The Twisted Sistahs Challenge was presented by Wannabcre8ive. Shirley just asked us to doodle on our cards. I got a chance to play with some new stuff that will be available from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Catalog on August 1st. I used the "Perfectly Preserved" stamp set along with the "Cannery" Framelits. The base card is Calypso Coral with a layer of "Domestic Goddess" DSP (retired). The main image panel was also matted on Calypso Coral. I used Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz inks and the Basic Brown Journaling Pen (retired). Everything is from Stampin' Up! except for the little roses which were from my friend, Greenie (aka irishgreensue). Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Good Times

Using Paper Cupcakes Freebie image for July and one of the sketches offered over at "There's Magic in the Air", I came up with this "Good Times" card. I think a Margarita cupcake sounds pretty good since it's been so hot all around the country. Below is the sketch I used:
I used Gumball Green for the base card, matting and vertical strip with the sentiment from "Celebrate Everything" (retired). All three pieces of DSP are Lucky Limeade DSP from the 2012-2013 In-Color tablet. The image is called "Margarita Cupcake", and it is a Freebie for July. I colored with Copics. Thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Thanks a Million (TSC0706)

This gets me caught up on the Twisted Sistahs Challenges. Marleygo was the presenter for this week's challenge. Lesley asked us to use the colors, Soft Suede, So Saffron and Regal Rose. Use dry AND heat embossing. Use doodling on our cards. The base card is Soft Suede with a layer of DSP (retired SAB) which is mainly So Saffron, and it is embossed with a Sizzix EF that I got through Greenie at Hobby Lobby in Kentucky. The flowers are Regal Rose, punched with the Flower Trio Punch (retired), embossed and sponged with Soft Suede. There's a couple of leaves punched with a Martha Stewart Punch out of So Saffron and also sponged with Soft Suede. The sentiment from "Word Play" was heat embossed with Gold EP. The doodling was done with a Gold Gel Pen. Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Circus Birthday

I'm a week behind on everything! This is for last week's Twisted Sistahs Challenge which was presented by Wannabcre8ive. Shirley asked us to make a masculine card with wild life on it. Although my card has a circus theme, elephants are usually found in the wild. I also think the circus theme is more masculine than feminine. The stamps are from "You're Amazing". I used the new In-Color blue for the base card and matting. I think the paper is from DCWV, but I'm not sure. Thanks for stopping by!