Friday, April 26, 2013

Handwritten (F4A166)

< The Free 4 All Challenge is to make our sentiment handwritten only. I kind of squeezed in the "Thinking" part, but it doesn't look that bad, does it? I played with a new Memory Box arched window die, my Cheery Lynn Vine die, the Memory Box Curtain die and the Tim Holtz Brick Wall embossing folder. The sentiment is on the Word Window Punched piece which is on the Modern Label Punched piece. I use Soft Suede for the base and for the sponging. I also used Dimensionals to pop things up. This was really fun to make. Thanks for stopping by!

Blue/Green Happy (TSC0426)

The Twisted Sistahs Challenge is to make a Clean and Simple birthday card using blues and greens. The present is from an old set called, "Year After Year" and the sentiment is from "Full of Life". I embossed zig zags on the bottom with the Borders Scoring Plate and added a non-SU! ribbon down the middle. The present was stamped with Gumball Green and the sentiment with Midnight Muse. Everything is from Stampin' Up! except the ribbon. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

To Teach (MMTPT247, WT424)

This is for two challenges: The Teapot Tuesday Challenge is to make a card with apples or "Thank You" which would be appropriate to send to a teacher. The Ways To Use It Challenge is to have some kind of math equation on our cards. This works for both challenges. The dp is about 20 years old! I used Crumb Cake for the chalkboard frame and Basic Black for the chalkboard. The boy is a Sizzix Die which I ran through the Big Shot several times to get all the colors. He was supposed to have a striped shirt, but I paper pieced a plaid one. I forgot I had an apple punch, so I punched Real Red with a 1" Circle Punch and trimmed it to look like an apple. I found my apple punch and punched two apples for the inside of the card. The inside sentiment just says, "Thank You". I added the "plus" sign after I took the photo and re-sized it. Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Anything Card (CAS217)

The Clean and Simple Challenge is a sketch challenge. It just has a horizontal strip and a sentiment. This would be great to make a gift set with different colors for the strip and different sentiments. The sentiment is from "Live, Laugh, Love" which only had two stamps in it and was intended to be used for cards such as this. I used one of SU!'s border embossing folders on the Pink Pirouette strip and added the Basic Jewels Rhinestones. Everything is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!

My Deco Inspired (IC385)

I did this card on Saturday for the Inspiration Challenge but forgot to post it. We were to find our inspiration from a site called "My Deco". I was inspired by this deer print. I used a stamp from "Sprinkles" (retired) for the background and then just used two Memory Box Dies for the tree and the deer. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Birthday Butterfly (TSC0419)

The Twisted Sistahs Challenge is to make a one-layer card and use no pink. This is the first time I've used the "Swallowtail" stamp. I used Illuminate Ink and embossed with Iridescent Ice; then, I colored with Water Color Pencils. I blended with a wet paint brush. It's really hard to get the right angle to photograph in order to show the sparkle from the embossing, but I did my best. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sympathy (SC432)

This sketch is pretty simple, and I chose to keep it that way. The base card and frame are Wisteria Wonder, and there's a layer of coordinating DSP. I used Naturals Ivory which I sponged with Wisteria Wonder for the rectangle. The tree and banner are Orchid Opulence. The die is from Memory Box and is called Swirly Tree. The sentiment is from "Teeny Tiny Wishes". Very simple! Everything except the die is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Hotdog on a Stick (MMTPT246)

I haven't participated in a tea party on SCS in a long time. This card goes to someone that my friend (and Twisted Sistah) Sillyfilly knows who is battling cancer. He likes camping among other things. I used "The Great Outdoors" and "Lovely as a Tree" sets. I did some masking in order to create the campsite scene. I colored with SU! Water Color Pencils, but I didn't use an Aqua Painter or anything to blend. The sentiment is from "Teeny Tiny Wishes" which is my "Go To" set for sentiments. The hotdog on the stick was stamped, colored and cut out before adhering to the card. Everything here is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Button Inspiration (CAS216)

Well, I finished my taxes and my mom's last night, so I thought I'd reward myself with some card making time this morning. The Clean and Simple Challenge on SCS is an inspiration challenge. We were to be inspired by a Pinterest photo of "Button Plates". The link won't work, so here's the site: I left out the orange and turquoise and went with the pink, green and yellow. I used buttons in the centers of Boho Blossoms punched flowers. The stem is from "Watercolor Trio" (retired). I also used the new score board to emboss the bottom of the card. Everything is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Trust God (TSC0412)

The Twisted Sistahs Challenge for this week is to use one or more of a few SU! colors that will be retired from the core colors when the new catty comes out. The colors to use are: Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Pretty In Pink and Certainly Celery. We could use one of these four colors with a neutral or any combination of these colors. I used all of them. I used the Large Scallop Edgelit and the new scoring board to emboss the scallops as well. I also used the Window Frames Framelits. The sentiment is from "Trust God". The leaves were punched with the Bird Builder Punch and the flowers with an old retired SU! punch which, I think, was called Spring Bouquet. I added Basic Jewels Pearls to finish it off. Everything used here is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Thinking (WT422)

The Ways To Use It Challenge on SCS is to have a window on your card. I don't have a window die or any stamps with windows, so I used the Window Frames Framelits to cut the window out of the front of the card. The thing is, I should have turned the Framelit so that there's a hump on the top instead of a point. The coordinating stamp, "Just Thinking", is positioned correctly, but the window doesn't match! LOL! I didn't have time to "do over", so here it is! Oh well. Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Friend to Friend (SC431)

This is for the Sketch Challenge on SCS. I used Riding Hood Red for the base card and frames, Well Worn DSP embossed with the Honeycomb EF, River Rock embossed with Delicate Designs EF and Very Vanilla sponged with Riding Hood Red for the main image and sentiment panels. The main image is from "Feeling Sentimental" and the sentiment is from "Pocket Silhouettes". The telephone booth was embossed with Black EP and colored in with the Riding Hood Red Marker. I haven't used eyelets in a long time, so I added four to the horizontal strip. Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Only One You (CC421)

The Color Challenge on SCS is to use Basic Black, Calypso Coral and Baja Breeze. My base card is Basic Black, I stamped the sentiment (Vintage Verses) in black, and I embossed the coral (By the Tide) with Black EP. I used Baja Breeze for the layer on the black. I stamped the fish (By the Tide) with Calypso Coral, cut it out and colored in the light spaces with the Baja Breeze Marker. The fish is popped up with a dimensional. I got extra ink on the card (AGAIN) when I stamped the sentiment, so I added the starfish bead. Otherwise, everything is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Oh, Hello (CAS25)

The Clean and Simple Challenge today at Splitcoast Stampers is a color challenge. The colors are Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery and Pretty In Pink. I used the "Oh, Hello" set and stamped the sentiment with the Tempting Turquoise Ink Pad. I colored the flower stamp with SU! Markers, cut it out and popped it up with Dimensionals. I got a little extra ink on the card, so I covered it up with a Basic Jewels Rhinestone. I'm sure we've all done something like that! LOL! I also embossed two lines down the left side and across the bottom, but you might not be able to see it. Everything here is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

By the sea (TSC0405)

First of all, I'm back! My son, his girlfriend, my three foster children and I had a great time in southern California at Knott's Berry Farm, the beach and Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure, but it's sure good to be home! It was my turn to issue the challenge, but since I was out of town, Marleygo stepped in and did it. Lesley asked us to make a beach themed card. I used the old "Seaside Sketches" set. I stamped on heavy white card stock and used my old Water Color Wonder Crayons and Aqua Painter to water color the image. A very Clean and Simple card! Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Spring Break

My son took this photo out of the window of the train that goes all the way around Knott's Berry Farm. Friday, we left home, east of Reno, and headed south to southern California. We're in Buena Park. It's Spring Break for us and we have already been to Knott's Berry Farm twice and went to the beach on Easter Sunday. Yesterday, we visited my nephew and sister-in-law who I haven't seen since my brother died 17 years ago. Today, we are headed for Disneyland and California Adventure. It's going to be a very long day...expensive too!