August 27, 2008
Challenges are a lot of fun and can really jump start your mojo. This card combines two awesome challenges posted on Splitcoaststampers this week: Monday's Technique Lover's Challenge (TLC183-faux dry embossing) and yesterday's Color Challenge (CC181-rose red, black and craft). The directions for faux dry embossing are included in the challenge's description. Have a great day and check out these neat challenges! Supplies Used: Stamps: Inkadinkado-Pattern Bugs; Ink: SU! craft white, classic rose red, Verafine onyx black; Paper: PTI white base, SU! rose red, black, craft; Accessories: Martha Stewart butterfly punch, SU! double circle punch, Clear EP, paper piercing template, bling, Zots, and dimensionals.
August 24, 2008
There's a new challenge posted on Our Creative Corner. This week, it is a color challenge. The colors are perfect for Fall--old olive, ruby red and pumpkin pie. I decided to combine the colors into 'inchie' quilt blocks. Very easy to do with the Quilter's Sampler set from PTI. Have a great Sunday and thanks for stopping by! Other Supplies Used: Stamps: Sentiment-PapertreyInks: Quilter's Sampler; Ink: Versafine-onyx black: Paper: SU! old olive, ruby red, pumpkin pie, black and generic white base; Accessories: Inchie matboard from Ellen Hutson, clear EP, square scallop punch, decorative trimmer, buttons, and dimensionals.
August 19, 2008
Check out the new blog called the House Mouse & Friends Challenge Blog.( Click on the Title for the link.) Every Monday a new challenge will be posted. The theme this week is something 'NEW'. As I wanted to use my Stampabilities HM 'Incognito' stamp, I decided to give my mouse a fun, NEW sheet rather than the usual old, white standby. Personally, I love new sheets, and think HM looks adorable as the Ghost of Dinosaurs! Other Supplies: Ink: Versafine onyx black, Ranger Distress Inks-dried marigold, frayed burlap, scattered straw, broken china, SU!- barely banana; Paper: PTI: white, SU!-really rust, taken w/teal, Basic Grey: Archaic, generic ivory; Accessories: Bobbin ribbon, clear EP, metal embellishments; computer generated wording, circle punch and deckle scissors.
August 17, 2008
I love this sketch. I found it on Card Positioning Systems. I know I'm a week late, but I still wanted to give this versatile sketch a try. The Aizome Washi paper was gifted to me by my friend, Vivian. Other Supplies used: Stamps: Rubber Stampede - Cherry Blossom; Paper: SU! WW, night of navy & PTI white; Ink: Adirondack espresso; Accessories: Martha Stewart border punch and ribbon, Prismacolor markers, Mark Richards crystal stickers - alphabet pearls.
August 16, 2008
I've been tagged by Keri!
At first, I panicked cause I'm sorta shy and don't like to talk about myself. Then I wondered what I was going to say without sounding like a dork. Finally, I reasoned to just have fun and go with what pops into my head! So here goes:
- My life has been blessed with a dear husband of 34 years; a great stepson; a wonderful, supportive family; and the best friends a person could have.
- I'm retired and loving it!
- My favorite things include pistachio ice cream, Colonial Williamsburg, reading for pleasure, taking naps, and the smell of fresh sweet basil.
- I really dislike bugs, snakes, grocery shopping, the short days of winter, and driving in snow.
- I once had a cat that flushed toilets.
- My friends and family think I'm a clean freak; and my husband thinks I make the best spaghetti sauce and meatballs you ever tasted.
For those tagged, I hope you play! If you choose to play, here are the rules:
l. Link to the person who "tagged" you. 2. Post the rules on your blog. 3. Write 6 random things about yourself. 4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post. 5. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. 6. Let the tagger know your entry is posted on your blog.
August 14, 2008
The inspiration for this card is Cindy Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday Challenge #7 (MMTPT7). Cindy collects teapots, and she posts a fun teapot challenge to her blog every Tuesday. The link to her blog can be found by clicking on the title of the post. Check out her fun challenges! I used the Spring Card fold to make this card. A tutorial for this fold can be found on Splitcoaststampers. Supplies Used: Hero Arts stamps; Paper: American Crafts DP, PTI white & dark chocolate, SU! creamy caramel; Accessories: Nestibilities, Cuttlebug, punches, sugar sprinkles, liquid applique, Copic and Prismacolor markers, ribbon purchased at Michael's; Inks: Versafine onyx blak & vintage sepia
August 12, 2008
The following supplies were also used: Paper: SU!-mellow moss, Basic Grey-archaic, Canson watercolor, Papertrey Inks-white; Ink: SU! Craft creamy caramel, Versafine-vintage sepia and onyx black, Ranger distress ink-scattered straw; SU! reinkers: soft sky, sage shadow, creamy caramel, close to cocoa, river rock; Accessories: clear EP, Cloud 9-rain dots, SU! oval punches, VersaMarker, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug
Technique: Watercoloring with Reinkers
August 10, 2008
The following items were also used to make this card: Paper: SU! whisper white, groovy guava, river rock, Martha Stewart two-sided DP and Papertrey Inks white base; SU! small circle punch, Marvy scalloped circle punch, stardust pen, clear dew drops, and a two-way glue pen.
August 09, 2008
This card features one of my favorite techniques called cracked glass. I learned how to do this by following the cracked glass tutorial published by Beate Johns on Splitcoaststampers. Give this fun technique a try!
This great sketch was a challenge issued by Gina K. of Gina K. Designs (GinaKSC123). . The image is from one of her Stamps for a Cause sets called Make a Wish, and the sentiment is from her versatile Tag, You're it! set.
The following items were also used to make this card: Paper: SU! WW & sage shadow, PTI: stamper's select, Martha Stewart DP; Ink: Versafine-vintage sepia, Encore-cooper, Ranger distress ink-brushed corduroy; Accessories: JudiKins metallic copper EP, Jo-Ann's clear EP, Utee, Kaiser Pearls, Marvy scalloped oval punches, Martha Stewart ribbon.