December 30, 2009

SC 261 - Celebrate!

Hi All! Hard to believe this year is almost over... where did 2009 go? I want to wish everyone the best of everything in the New Year. Have a safe and very happy time if you are out and about celebrating tomorrow evening!
Today's card uses a sketch posted on SCS. Thanks for another great sketch, Roxie. I did tweak the sketch by turning it on its side so I could use my new love in the air set. I purchased this Unity set as well as some Copics from Photo Scraps in Eldersburg yesterday. Talk about lots of goodies and great customer service! What a great store... Tracy, the owner, even showed me how to change nibs and refill one of my Copics. They even have a Copic refill bar... now how cool is that? Fantastic I tell ya...
Well, it's time for me to get some sleep. Good night and thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies: Stamps - Unity's love is in the air; Paper - PTI select white, My Mind's Eye and PTI DSP's, basic black, generic white base; Ink - Momento tuxedo black, Copics for colors; Accessories - MM metal, Nestabilities, Recollections black rhinestones.

December 27, 2009

KLM - Valentine Bear

Hi all! Hope your Christmas was merry and you are enjoying this wonderful time of year.
Sorry I haven't posted anything this past week. I finally had some time to play today and couldn't wait to share one of the new images that will be released by KLM Digital Designs on January 1. It's called Valentine Bear and I think it's the sweetest!
Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies: Digital Stamp - Valentine Bear by KLM Digital Designs; Paper - SU! pink pirouette, barely banana, MS DP; Ink - Copic markers; Accessories - SU! scallop border punch, PTI ribbon, Sizzix & Cuttlebug embossing folders, Nestabilities, Dazzling Diamonds, button and thread from my stash.

December 18, 2009

Stamp Simply #118 -- CAS Snow

Morning All! This week's Stamp Simply challenge is to create a card that says snow -- anything wintery, snowy, icy, etc. I think my image of Raleigh's Tavern by Impression Obsession works perfectly for this week's challenge. I stamped my image on bashful blue cardstock and the 'snowy' areas were highlighted with a white prismacolor pencil.
Nesties were used to die cut and frame my image. I kept things pretty simple and only used ribbon and a corner punch to embellish my card.
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies: Stamps - Raleigh's Tavern by Impression Obsession; Paper - baseful blue, brilliant blue and a generic white base; Ink - Versafine majestic blue; Accessories - clear EP, white prismacolor pencil, Nesties, ribbon from Mike's, MS corner punch.

December 16, 2009

Gift Card Holders

Here are two Border gift card holders I altered yesterday. Since the holders fit perfectly in 4.5" cards, I just taped them inside; decorated the card fronts; then tied them securely with ribbon. Not a fancy design but it sure was quick and easy to do!
Have a great day!!

December 13, 2009

FS 149 - Give me a 1, ...2, ...4

Congratulations go out to Pam124 for being chosen today's featured stamper on Splitcoast. Pam's gallery is amazing... It was hard to choose just one card to CASE.
Here is the link to the card I finally chose to CASE for the FS149 challenge.
For my card I used Pam's design, top note treatment, card shape and Christmas theme. I changed the main element from a punch to a stamped image. I also used different colors, DP and a sentiment from last year's SU! accent & elements set. And, of course, I had to use one of my new MS punch around the page sets. What fun!
Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: Stamps - Just Beclause by SU!; Paper - SU! real red, soft suede, sahara sand, & DP; Ink - Versafine onyx black & Copics for coloring; MS PATP punches, clear EP, top note die, SU! accents and elements, Fun Flock, small buttons & Stampendous dots.

December 10, 2009

Let It Snow!

Yesterday, I devoted most of the day (and night) to making Christmas cards. I'm finally coming down the homestretch. Hopefully, the cards will be done and in the mail by next week!
Here's one of the cards I made yesterday. It looks like I caused a blizzard with the Flower Soft (hehe).
Have a fun day and thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: Stamps - To You and Yours by SU!; Paper - PTI select white; Recollections red; generic ivory base, SU! choc. chip and Jingle papers; Ink - Versafine vintage sepia, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - antique linen; Accessories - clear EP, Dazzling Diamonds, Flower Soft, chocolate pearls by Recollectios, Sizzix EF, Nestabilities, MS corner punch and Marvy scallop punch.

December 07, 2009

KLM - Gregory the Giftn' Turtle

Hi all! Here's an easy treat holder I made the other day. I used the cute KLM Digital Designs, Gregory the Giftn' Turtle, to decorate the front panel. This is such a versatile image. If you dress him up with some green & red coloring and holiday DP, he's all ready to celebrate Christmas. What fun!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fun week!
Supplies: Stamps - KLM Digital Designs/Gregory the Giftn' Turtle; Paper - DCWV DP, real red, PTI select white; Ink - Copic markers, pastels; Accessories - Sizzix Top Note Die, Scallop Oval Nestabilities, cellophane bag, SU! ribbon, Recollections poinsettia, and my favorie, almond roca candy.

December 05, 2009

KLM Digital Designs - Holiday Candles

Well, winter is definitely here! I woke up to snow this AM, and it's been snowing ever since... Perfect cardmaking weather.
My card today uses a KLM Digital Designs image called Holiday Candles. I printed my image on a piece of s.e.i DP and then colored it with my Copics. Both Spica and a clear star GellyRoll pens were used to add some shimmer. Finishing touches include pearl 'holly berries', a rub-on sentiment and some punching of the background DP.
Have a wonderful evening and I really appreciate your stopping by!
Supplies: Digital Stamp - Holiday Candles by KLM Digital Designs; Paper PTI select white base, s.e.i and SU! DP, SU! handsome hunter; Ink - Copic Markers, red Spica Pen and clear star GellyRoll pen; Accessories - Nestabilities dies, MS punch-around-the-page punches, rub-on sentiment (MM?), and some red pearls.

December 04, 2009

All About Christmas

It's been all about Christmas in our household this past week... We finally started Christmas shopping, decorating, and, of course, working on Christmas cards. I need a week of 48-hour days before I catch up!
The cards I'm sharing today were inspired by my friend, Shelly. When I saw a card made with this image on Shelly's blog, Jaspere's Little Corner, I couldn't resist. I love paper piecing and this image is perfect for the technique. Thanks Shelly for the inspiration!
Have a great Friday everyone and enjoy the weekend!
Supplies: Digital Image - All About Christmas from the Cutting Cafe; Paper - various manufacturers; Accessories - star punch, Recollections poinsettia, various stick-on gems from my stash.

December 01, 2009

MOJO115 - Medallions

Hi everyone. Here's my take on Mojo Monday's sketch, week 115. What a super sketch. I teamed non-traditional colors and my new Sizzix Textured Impressions medallion for my main element. I think the medallion goes well with my Oasis DP by s.e.i. I am thrilled to have another Christmas card finished!
Hope you like my take on the sketch. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: Stamps - SU! Best Yet; Paper - SU! kiwi kiss, bashful blue, s.e.i brown and pattern paper from the Oasis stack; Ink - Versafine vintage sepia; Accessories - MS snowflake punch, Sizzix Textured Impressions Medallion and large scallop circle dies; clear EP, Nestabilities scallop circle dies; MM gem sticker, ribbon from Mike's and dimensionals.

November 30, 2009

KLM Digital Designs - Christmas Moose

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We had a lovely weekend. Our son and his fiancee are here visiting and will be returning to Florida today -- sniff. However, I can't complain as they will be back in town in just a few weeks for Christmas.
Today I want to share a sneak peek of one of the new December images that will be released tomorrow by KLM Digital Designs. This cutie is called Christmas Moose. He's all decked out with lots of bling and glitter and was so much fun to color with my Copics.
Have a super week and be sure to stop by KLM tomorrow to view all the new images that are being released!
Suppies: Stamps - Christmas Moose by KLM Digital Designs, sentiment - SU! Love & Joy; Paper - DCWV DP, SU! not quite navy, PTI select white, generic white base; Ink - SU! not quite navy for sentiment, Copic Markers; Accessories - Clear EP, MS snowflake punch, circle punch, dazzling diamonds, MS chunky glitter, pastels for shading, red rhinestones, Nestabilities.

November 28, 2009

SSHP09 Put Those Hats On!!

I had a chuckle today when I read the title of today's challenge over at Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential -- PUT THOSE HATS ON!! (Sounds like something my mother would have said.) It's definitely been hat-wearing weather here the last couple of days, so how could I resist playing this fun challenge...
As this week's challenge is to use hats on your creation, I brought out my Winter Post image. With some die cutting, punching and embossing, this card came together very easily. What did we ever do w/o these tools?
Hope you like my take on the challenge. Stay warm and enjoy your day!
Supplies: Stamps - SU! Winter Post and Yummy; Paper - PTI - select white, generic white, SU! so saffron and soft sky, DCWV textured; Ink - Versafine antique sepia and Copic markers; Accessories - Cuttlebug embossing folder, Flower Soft, Nesties, corner punch, corner rounder punch, blue pearls and silver snowflake from my stash and well as MS ribbon that I used to fold around the corners of my image.

November 27, 2009

Snowflake

Happy Black Friday! Just wanted to share a quick card that uses one of the new Martha Stewart border/corner punch sets. I also used a Cuttlebug snowflake die and a Recollections poinsettia embellishment on which I added a pearl. Because of all the glitter I used on the snowflake as well as glittered My Mind's Eye DP, I had a hard time photographing this card. I wish I was able to get a photo showing all the sparkle. All in all I'm pleased with how this card came out.
Be careful driving today and enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend!

November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
There will be no Twisted Thursday challenge this week as Deidre and Kristine are off today celebrating this wonderful holiday with their family. Be sure to check the S2G Papercrafting Challenge Blog next Thursday when S2G will be kicking off the Christmas season with another fun sketch with a twist.

November 25, 2009

Changes at Shirley's 2 Girls

Deidre and Kristine, the owners of S2G, have some big changes planned for 2010 that will be great news for your pocketbook, your storage woes, and your driving the postman crazy with... where are my stamps!
As of January 1, 2010, Shirley's 2 Girls Clear Stamps will be going SIMPLY DIGITAL! And with the switch from clear stamps to digital, you get to take advantage of this change with a Huge Sale! S2G is putting everything (except current digitals) on SALE at 45% off. This sale is limited to stock on hand so when it's gone, it's gone... So hurry on over to Shirley's 2 Girls to take advantage of the savings!
Deidre and Kristine are very excited about all the changes they have planned for Shirley's 2 Girls. It's going to be an exciting New Year for S2G, and they can't wait for the fun to begin. So please join me in extending my very best wishes to this dynamic duo. I can't wait to see what they have in store for us in the New Year!

November 24, 2009

Thanks Tanny!

Hi Everyone. It's another rainy, dreary day here in Columbia, but I'm all smiles after receiving this cool award from my blogging buddy, Tanny. You must check out Tanny's blog -- her work is amazing! Thanks so much Tanny for nominating me for this award -- I'm touched!

November 21, 2009

KLM Digital Designs - Christmas Wreath

Happy Saturday! Here my take on a clean and simple design using one of my favorite images from KLM Digital Designs called Christmas Wreath. Below is a close up of the wreath.
The pre-cut card base is one I purchased from Stampin Station years ago. (I love when I finally use items in my stash that I have been hoarding!). My wreath was cut out by hand and colored with Copics. I mounted the wreath inside the opening with dimensionals. The finishing touches include a sentiment by Stampin' Up and a red bow.
FYI, KLM is have a Thanksgiving sale! All images are 15% off until 12/1/09 -- coupon code is HT20KLM. Thanks so much for visiting today! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

November 19, 2009

S2GSC34 - Twisted Thursday!

Hello everyone! It's time for another S2G Twisted Thursday sketch. The twist this week is to add ric rac/ribbon to your card. It's easy to play long; so please join us!
  • Just make a card following this week's sketch and include the ric rac/ribbon twist.
  • Post your card to your blog/online gallery and note keywords shirley's2girls and S2GSC34.
  • Then go to the S2G Challenge Blog and use Mr. Linky to post a direct link to your card.
  • Deadline for submission is Wednesday, November 25, at midnight.
  • The winner of the challenge receives a S2G stamp.
Here's my sample for this week's sketch. I used one of the new S2G holiday stamps called Winter Chair (SG292). For my twist, I added both ribbon and ric rac to my design. In order to share one of the 2 sentiments that comes with this set, I have also included a photo of the inside of my card. Other supplies used include PTI papers, MS border and coordinating corner punches, Nestabilities dies, buttons and pearl stick-ons from my stash.
For more inspiration check out the wonderful creations from the rest of the design team.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Sure hope you have time to play with us!!

November 16, 2009

S2G Birthday Girl

Happy Monday. Today I am sharing a card I made for SNR's Digi Day hosted by Shirley's 2 Girls on November 14. My image is a free digi provided by Shirley's 2 Girls for this event.
The fold used for the card base is called a Spring Card. The easy SCS tutorial for this fold found can be found here. I used a piece of SU! Razzleberry Lemonade DP for the fold. My image was cut with a Nestabilites die, colored with my Copics, and framed with coordinating Rich Razzleberry cardstock before attaching to the card base. Lots of dazzling diamonds, bling and a metal sentiment were used to finish off this cute image just in time for me to send to my little cousin!
I hope everyone has a fun week and thanks so much for stopping by!!

November 15, 2009

KLM Digital Designs - Giftin' Elf

Happy Sunday! This cute elf is another adorable digital image from KLM Digital Designs. I teamed him with a Sizzix Chirstmas tree die, some Flower Soft, a Christmas Jingle sentiment. and I now have another Christmas card finished and ready to add to my stash! Yippee....
To find Giftin' Elf and other fabulous KLM digital images, click HERE. Have a wonderful day and a great week!!
Supplies: Digital Stamp - Giftin' Elf by KLM Digital Designs, Paper - PTI select white, SU! garden green, real red and DP; Ink - Copic and Prismacolor markers; Accessories - SU! simply scrappin' Christmas Jingle sentiment, Flower Soft, Sizzix Christmas tree die, white gel pen, Nestabilities oval scallop die, small flower tree topper from my stash.

November 12, 2009

S2GSC33 -- Twisted Thursday

Good Morning! It's time for another Twisted Thursday and another chance at winning a Shirley's 2 Girls stamp. It's easy to play... so please join us:
  • Just make a card following this week's sketch (shown above). Be sure to include this week's twist - use wire. (You are not required to use S2G stamps.)
  • Post your card to your blog/online gallery. Be sure to note keywords S2GSC33 and shirleys2girls.
  • Use Mr. Linky to post a direct link to your card on the S2G Challenge Blog.
  • Deadline for submission is Wednesday, November 18.
I really had fun playing with my new S2G Happy Turkey Day (SG 306) image. I paper pieced the sentiment as well as the football and leaf. In addition, I added paper piercing to the swirl and around the scalloped edges. For some reason, my card this week had a mind of its own... it just kept telling me that my image panel wanted to be placed at an angle and to the left of the circle (hehe)! For the circular element, I used 2 different sizes of scallop circles. To satisfy this week's wire twist, I threaded thin wire around the edge of the larger circle. I finished my card with a fancy brad.
Supplies: Stamps - Happy Turkey Day (SG306) by S2G; Paper - PTI select white, DCWV textured cardstock, SU! more mustard, soft suede as well as Recollections autumn collection DP; Ink - Copic markers for coloring, more mustard and really rust for sponging, VersaMark Pen; Accessories - Clear EP, dimensionals, Recollections fancy brad from the autumn collection, MM wire, various circle punches and Nestabilities rectangular scallop die.
Hope you like my take on this week's challenge. Here's some more inspiration from the other DT members:
Thanks so much for stopping by!

November 09, 2009

KLM Digital Designs - Girl Elf

Happy Monday! Here's another sweet Christmas image from
KLM Digital Designs. This cute Girl Elf is sure to delight all the little elves on your Christmas list this year. I think she is also the perfect image for decorating the candy canes as well as the boxes and bags of sweet treats we all like to keep on hand for the holidays. The possibilities are endless...
Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy your day!
Supplies: Digital Stamp - Girl Elf by KLM Digital Designs; Paper - PTI select white, SU! colored cardstock and DP; Ink - Copic and Prismacolor Markers for Coloring; Accessories - SU! ribbon, Nestabilities die, Flower Soft, circle and corner punches, Recollections silver rhinestones, snowflakes from my stash, MM chipboard embellishment and a rub-on sentiment.

November 05, 2009

S2GSC32 -- Twisted Thursday

Hi everyone! I'm really excited about this week's Twisted Thursday sketch with a twist (S2GSC32) brought to you by Shirley's 2 Girls. It's so easy, fun and definitely a keeper. I'm thinking it's the perfect sketch to use when mass producing cards. Yep, I'm doing the happy dance because I think I found my sketch for this year's Christmas cards!
With such a great Twisted Thursday sketch, how can you not play with us! So no excuses this week...
  • Just make a card following this week's S2GSC32 sketch. Be sure to include this week's twist -- use kraft paper or paper bag.
  • Post your card to your blog/online gallery and include keywords shirleys2girls and S2GSC32 in your post.
  • Then go to the S2G Challenge Blog and post a direct link to your card using Mr. Linky.
  • Deadline for submission is midnight, Wednesday, November 11.
  • Winner of the challenge gets to pick their choice of a S2G stamp!
For my sample I used one of the S2G Thanksgiving images called Blessings (SG 308). I colored my image with Copics on PTI select white. I mounted my image on a more mustard layer which was cut with a Nestabilities scallop die. I also used a mix of SU! and Recollections DP. To satisfy this week's twist, my card base is kraft cardstock. I added 3 buttons from my stash and this card was done! Before you get busy creating your card for the challenge, be sure to check out the DT's creations:
Can't wait to see your creations! Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

November 02, 2009

KLM Digital Designs - Christmas Globe


Morning everyone!  Loving the extra hour of sleep; how about you?

Here's a card I made with one of the new November images released by KLM Digital Designs.  It is called Christmas Globe.  I recently saw a video tutorial on Beate's blog, Fresh and Fun, called Acetate and Tissue.  I loved the look she achieved and wanted to give it a try.  Be sure to check out the wonderful tutorial on Beate's blog!

My card attempts a modified version of this technique.  Here's what I did:
Image was printed  twice -- once on PTI select white; then I reversed the image and printed it on a transparency so that I could cut out the globe part and overlay it over the image printed on cardstock.   
Coloring of the trees was done directly on the acetate.  Then I added Glossy Accents, bashful blue reinker and dazzling diamonds around the trees before flipping the image over and adhering it to my PTI white layer. The base of the snow globe was colored with Copics. 

Have a great week and please come back and visit! 

Supplies:  Digital Stamps - Christmas Globe by KLM Digital Designs; Paper - PTI select white, SU! brilliant blue, kiwi kiss, DP from my scrap bin; Ink - Copic Markes, SU! bashful blue reinker; Accessories - EK Success snowflake punch, Nestabilities, ribbon from Mikes, button from my stash, rhinestones, 3M transparency for inkjet printers, dazzling diamonds.

November 01, 2009

Thanks Ginny!




My friend Ginny sent me this award... Thanks for the smiles, Ginny!  Speaking of smiles, give yourself a treat and check out Ginny's blog, MY 5 BRATZ CREATIONS.

October 31, 2009

S2G Fall Sweep-Out!




Shirley's 2 Girls is having a TURKEY SALE!!! They have rounded up lots of stamps, ribbons, embellies and odds & ends...to make room on the shelves for ALL of the new stuff. These stamps are ones that are discontinued, without their sayings, or wrong size. All the items on sale are top quality...so you'll be getting lots of bargains. Wow, what a perfect time to have a sale, and make way for all the new things that they are working on.

The 'TURKEY SALE' starts NOV.1st (that's tomorrow)...SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED... when they're gone...they're gone! So come & GOBBLE up some great goodies. 

October 29, 2009

S2GSC31 -- Twisted Thursday!


Happy Thursday, S2G has another great sketch to start your day. It's easy and fun to play Twisted Thursday, so please join us!
  • Just make a card following this week' sketch (shown above). Be sure to include this week's twist -- use something soft.
  • Post your card to your blog/online gallery. Be sure to note keywords S2GSC31 and shirleys2girls.
  • Use Mr. Linky to post a direct link to your card on the S2G Challenge Blog.
  • Deadline for submission is Wednesday, November 4, at midnight.
I tweaked the sketch this week by turning it on its side, and used the S2G set called Cat with Feathers (SG 605) for my sample.
For the twist, I used white fun flock. I really like how it gave dimension to my cat! Be sure to check out the rest of the team's creations:


Maybe you'll be our next lucky winner... You just have to play to win! Have a great day and enjoy the upcoming weekend!

October 27, 2009

Sneak Peek!



Morning Everyone... I just couldn't wait to share a sneak peek of one of the new images that will be released on November 1 by KLM Digital Designs! What could be more perfect for Christmas -- quilts and snowmen, or in this case a Snowwoman! However today I wanted to showcase how versatile this image is and wanted to share a card I made for a friend using warm, rich colors. I teamed my image with one of my favorite 'quilt' sentiments from PTI.

I am not a quilter but am a big fan of anything quilted. I have many quilts displayed in our home. Some are old and some are new and I love them all. Can you imagine how thrilled I was when I first saw KLM's Quilted Snowwoman!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!!

Supplies: Stamps - KLM Digital Designs -Quilted Snowwoman, PTI's Quilter's Sampler Sentiments; Paper - SU! soft suede, PTI select white, s.e.i and PTI designer papers; Accessories - Copic markers, Sizzix top note die; Nestabilities, yellow gemstones, white Souffle pen, small heart punch and SU! dazzling diamonds.

October 24, 2009

S2G First Players Blog Hop and Release Party!

Hello Everyone and Happy Saturday! Today's the day for the S2G - First Players Blog Hop on SNR. You can read about it HERE on the Shirley 2 Girls Papercrafting Contest Blog. Don't miss the fun and a chance to win a free S2G stamp set!!

October 23, 2009

KLM Digital Designs - Pilgrim Scott

Here's another cute Thanksgiving image from KLM Digital Designs called Pilgrim Scott. After printing him out, I colored him with Copic markers in colors that would compliment my Autumn Recollections designer papers. I added some MS twill, a button from my stash as well as a corn embellishment... Now he's ready and waiting to celebrate Thanksgiving!
Be sure to check out Pilgrim Scott and other KLM digital stamps here. And mark your calendars... on November 1, KLM will be releasing their new holiday images!
Have a great evening!

October 22, 2009

S2GSC30 -- Twisted Thursday!

Happy Thursday everyone! Here's my card and the sketch I followed for today's Twisted Thursday challenge. It's easy to play along with us!
  • Just make a card following this week's sketch. Be sure to include this week's twist -- add a pumpkin to your card! (You are not required to use S2G stamps.)
  • Post your card to your blog/online gallery... Use keywords shirleys2girls and S2GSC30. Then go to the S2G Challenge Blog and post a direct link to your card using Mr. Linky.
  • You have a whole week to submit your creation. Deadline for submission is Wednesday, October 28, at midnight.
  • The winner of the challenge gets to pick their choice of a S2G stamp!
What a super fun and easy sketch this week. In keeping with the pumpkin twist, I used the cute S2G digital stamp called Hallow-Scream (DG46). I also added 4 MS pumpkins to the corners. The image was colored with Copic markers, and I couldn't resist adding the chocolate bar sticker!
Supplies: Digital Stamps - Hallow-Scream (DG46) by Shirley's 2 Girls; Paper - PTI select white and new leaf, SU! basic black, gingham DP was in my scrap box... think it is MM; Ink - Copic Markers; Accessories - Nestabilities, Marvy square scallop punch, MS pumpkin embellishments, Jolee chocolate bar sticker.
Don't forget to check out the fun creations by the rest of the design team:
Now it's time for you to get busy and join in the fun... Can't wait to see what you come up with for this week's Twisted Thursday challenge!
(SALE - All Shirley's 2 Girls Halloween Stamp Sets (excluding digis) are 25% off until October 31!)

October 20, 2009

Autumn's Glory

The changing leaves are beautiful this year. Tried to capture the view from our dining room this AM. Not the best photo since I didn't open the window and am not the best photographer... but I think you get the idea. HAPPY FALL Y'ALL!

October 17, 2009

CTD#64 Dasher

It's a rainy, cold Saturday here in Maryland. A perfect day to stay inside and play in my stamping space. I finally finished a card I started earlier in the week for the Color Throwdown Challenge #64 -- this week's colors are Baja Breeze, Black/Chocolate Chip, and Sahara Sand.
I also tried something different for the throwdown -- a watercolor wash background. (Be gentle; this is my first try at this technique!) I first saw this technique demonstrated by Beate. She has a marvelous video tutorial included on her blog, Fresh and Fun. If you are interested in viewing her tutorial... Go to her Blog and scroll down to her post of October 13.
For my watercolor wash background I used Baja Breeze & Sahara Sand reinkers. I stamped my Dasher image directly on the background, then embossed with copper EP. I also combined a strip of the WCW background with my sentiment. The only embellishments are various sizes of black epoxy dots.
Thanks for taking a peek. Hope the sun is shining in your neck of the woods!
Supplies: Stamps - Dasher by SU!; Sentiment from the Believe set by PTI; Paper - sahara sand card base, PTI select white, SU! basic black, watercolor paper; Ink - baja breeze, sahara sand reinkers, Versafine onyx black; Accessories - Nestabilities dies, clear EP as well as copper EP, black epoxy dots by Recollections.

October 16, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. KLM Digital Designs has designed this beautiful image called Breast Cancer Awareness Mum, and is donating all proceeds from the sale of this image to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. What a worthy cause!
Supplies: Digital Stamp - Breast Cancer Awareness Mum by KLM Digital Designs; Paper - PTI select white, new leaf, Text Style Pink Patterns, SU! pink pirouette, DCWV textured for card base; Ink - SU! pink pirouette for sponging, Copics for coloring; Accesssories - MS butterfly punch, MS border, pearls; Top Note die; Nestabilities.
Just in case you are interested, I have included a coupon code below which will take 10% off your entire order. This offer starts today and runs through 10/23/09. Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a lovely weekend!