December 31, 2008

CTD23 Valentine Cupcake

Happy New Year!  Hard to believe 2008 is drawing to a close.  I am looking forward to the New Year and wish all my blogging friends the best of everything in the year to come.  
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I couldn't resist trying the yummy colors of CTD23 for my Valentine cupcake -- pink pirouette, chocolate chip, riding hood red with kiwi kiss or old olive. Although these colors were posted for Christmas, I think they work well for this little Valentine, too. After all, who can resist a chocolate cupcake with pink frosting? Yum!
Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts cupcake, Doodles by Design sentiment; Paper - SU! pink pirouette, chocolate chip, riding hood red, kiwi kiss, Neenah classic solar white, a.muse note card; Ink - Memento tuxedo black; Accessories - SU! alpine ribbon, MS heart punch, EK Success corner punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Cuttlebug EF.

December 30, 2008

Cards for Kids - The Ultimate Challenge!

Yesterday, I read about Pat Adam on Sharon Johnson's blog.  Pat heads up a charity called Cards 4 Kids.
Pat was given the ultimate challenge by the administrator of Children's Hospital of Michigan.  She was asked to come up with 1,000 Valentines!  There are both smaller children and teenagers in need of a Valentine.
You can read more details on Pat's blog.  Please help!  If you can, please contact Pat Adam at  Thanks!

December 28, 2008

FS99 Stampfilled Dreams

I made this card for the Featured Stampers Challenge 99. Here is the link to the card I tried to CASE. Barbara's gallery is a beauty. Check it out -- you won't be sorry.
After fussing forever with my take on Barbara's original, I finally gave up and posted. Did you ever have an idea in your head, but just can't seem to captured it on paper? Supplies: Stamps - SU! Cheesecloth background, Essence of Love sentiment, dragonfly (manufacturer unknown); Paper - SU! rose red, basic black, pretty in pink, textured green unknown (from my scrap bin) generic white; Ink - SU! rose red, Versafine onyx black; Accessories - clear EP, DD, word window punch; gingham ribbon, black epoxy stick-on, Nestibilities, dimensionals.

December 27, 2008

No More Holiday Cards!

While I love to make Christmas cards, it is time to move on.  LSC 200, No More Holiday Cards, is the perfect inspiration.  The rules are:  no holiday stamps (December holidays), no snowflakes, no red, green or any shades of red or green, and no holiday sentiments.
Hope you like what I came up with.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend! 
Supplies:  Stamps - Penny Black, computer-generated sentiment; Paper - SU! really rust, so saffron, sahara sand and Martha Stewart DP; Ink - Versafine onyx black; Accessories - buttons, clear EP, dimensionals, alcohol markers, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities and about a zillion punches including SU!, marvy, and MS.

December 25, 2008

Williamsburg Decorations

Greetings of the Season!  I hope all of my blogging friends had a wonderful Christmas!  I missed visiting everyone.  And can't wait to get back into stamping!
We enjoyed our trip to Colonial Williamsburg.  The decorations are beautiful this time of year.
Hope you enjoy the few I have shared.

December 17, 2008

CPS 95 Vintage Santa

Every Sunday, there is a new sketch posted on CPS.  This is my take on this week's sketch, CPS 95.  You can find the sketch here.  For the circular panel I used the spotlighting technique and for the wavy lines I used a flourish punch by EK Success.    
Besides the sketch, there are amazing cards posted by the designers.  Wonderful inspiration. Give yourself a treat and stop by for a visit.
My DH and I are going to Colonial Williamsburg for a few days to see the decorations and enjoy some holiday fun, so this will probably be my last post before Christmas.  Enjoy your week.  I'll see you when I get back.  Happy Holidays!
Supplies:  Stamps - Tim Holtz; Paper - SU! bravo burgandy, PTI white, S.E.I. alpine frost DP, generic white base; Ink - Versafine vintage sepia, VersaMark; Accessories - clear EP, dazzling diamonds, Copic and Prismacolor markers, Julee's embellishments, EK success flourish punch, deckle scissors, SU! circle punch & Marvy small scalloped circle punch, dimensionals.

December 13, 2008

Stamp Simply #65 -- Just Two Inches!

This card is for Sharon's stamp simply challenge -- Just Two Inches!  You can read the challenge details here.
Basically, this week's challenge limits you to a 2-inch wide strip of designer paper.  
I love Sharon Johnson's blog, Stamp Simply.  Her work is inspirational and every Friday she posts a Stamp Simply challenge.  Go check out her blog, you won't be sorry!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!
Supplies:  Stamps - Penny Black tree and SU! Best Yet (sentiment); Paper - Recollections shimmery red and ivory, Me and My Big Ideas DP; Ink -  Encore gold; Accessories - detail gold embossing powder, Nestibilities die, decorative edge trimmer.

December 11, 2008

SSC08 Blog candy and a Gift Card Holder challenge -- Stamp Simply celebrates Day 7!

I made this gift card holder for Susan's challenge on her blog, Rainy Day Creations.  This challenge comes with awesome blog candy!
Check out all the details on Susan's blog, Rainy Day Creations
Supplies:  Stamps - SU! - Season of Joy; Paper - SU!  baja blue, Recollections shimmery ivory, Bo Bunny DP; Ink - Encore copper, VersaMark; Accessories - JudiKins metallic copper EP, MS flowers (table confetti), Mike's ribbon, stick-on pearl, magnet.

December 09, 2008

CC196, CPS94 Holiday Lineup

I'm still busy with Christmas cards; wondering if I am ever going to finish! 
For this card, I combined today's color challenge 196 on SCS (taken with teal, riding hood red, baja breeze, and whisper white) with this week's CPS94 challenge.  Here's the link to this week's CPS sketch.
Thanks you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week everyone!
Supplies:  Stamps - SU! Holiday Lineup; Paper - SU! taken with teal, baja breeze, riding hood red, solar white, generic white base, and SU! DSP; Ink - Versafine onyx black; Accessories - Clear EP, Inkssentials glossy accents, Prismacolors markers, Prismacolor pencils with gamsol, Inkssentials white gel pen, Sakura clear star pen, Cuttlebug.

December 07, 2008

Thank You Sue!

Sue sent me the Butterfly Award!  Thank you Sue for the awesome award.   You made my day!

December 04, 2008

WT195 Envelope Money Holder

Many moons ago, a dear friend, Abby Futter, taught me how to make a money holder out of an envelope.  For this particular holder, I used a 6 1/2" by 6 1/2" envelope, but any size can be used.
It's been ages since I made one of these; when I saw today's WT195 challenge -- Envelope It, I knew just what to make!  Thanks Michele for the inspiration!
Supplies:  Stamps -  SU! Tags So Much, Best Yet, Sidekick Sayings; Paper - SU! kraft, riding hood red, chocolate chip, baja blue, SU! DSP; Ink - Versafine vintage sepia; Accessories:  6 1/2" square envelope, Cuttlebug die, Nestibilities die, SU! felt ribbon, MS baker's string, a muse creative candy, pearl, various SU! punches, magnet.

December 03, 2008

CC195 & MMTPT23 --The Beauty of Christmas

Finally started my Christmas shopping!  Unfortunately, my stamping time has suffered, but I was determined to finished this card and get it posted.
I used the wonderful colors Emily posted for the CC195 on SCS -- Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Sahara Sand, and combined them with Cindy's Teapot Tuesday challenge #23.  This week's teapot inspired my design.  Thanks Emily and Cindy for such great inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Supplies:  Stamps - CTMH The Beauty of Christmas; Paper - vellum, very vanilla, black and sahara sand; Ink - Versafine onyx black, VersaMark, SU! sahara sand for sponging; Accessories - white EP, clear EP, dazzling diamonds and Ace crystal stickers.

November 29, 2008

Box with Money Holder

I wanted to share the money/gift card holder I made to fit in a 12" X 6" triangle box.  It is very simple to make:
  1. Cut a piece of cardstock 2.5 inches wide by 7 inches in length.
  2. Score lengthwise at 3.5 inches.
  3. Tie a piece of cord around the middle of the card front.  (This will hold the cash, a check or gift card in place inside the card.)
  4. Have fun decorating the card front and adding a sentiment or hand written note inside. Finished. 
Now what could be easier?
Supplies:  Stamp - Stampendous; Paper - PTI white, SU! bordering blue, bravo burgandy Me & My Big Ideas speciality cardstock; Ink:  SU! craft bravo burgandy; Accessories: SU! small oval punch, Merry Christmas rub-on, SU! silver cord, Mike's ribbon, K&Co. snowflake brad, clear EP mixed with DD, Scor-Pal, inchie matboard, Marvy small scalloped square punch, SU! 1" square punch, Mike's small silver rhinestone and computer-generated name. 

November 26, 2008

Triangle Box

I have been having so much fun making triangle boxes and filling them with sweet treats to have on hand for the holidays.
These cute boxes aren't just for candy.  I'm even going to be making a few to use for small gifts, and for the young adults on my list who prefer cash.
The boxes are so fun to embellish; and, with Beate's easy-to-follow directions, they are a snap to make.  So head on over to SCS and check out Beate's tutorial!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  Have a wonderful day!! 
Supplies:  Stamps - Gina K. Designs Tag, You're It!; Paper - bravo burgandy, handsome hunter, Me & My Big Ideas specialty cardstock; Ink - Versafine onyx black; Accessories - Sizzix die; SU! oval punch, felt flower (?), Mike's ribbon and dimensionals.

November 23, 2008

FS94 Many Blessings

The inspiration for this card came from today's Featured Stamper 94 on SCS. Elizabeth (EBETHNEU) has a beautiful gallery. This is the card I chose to CASE. Thanks, Elizabeth! My Thanksgiving cards are finally finished -- Yippee! Supplies: Stamps - PTI Fresh Fruits and Garden of Life; Paper - more mustard, really rust, PTI DP, generic white base; Ink - Versafine antique sepia and crimson red; Accessories - clear EP, Nestabilities, metallic crochet cotton.

November 18, 2008

CC193 Noel

Today's color challenge on SCS is a repeat of a favorite -- real red, basic black and kraft.  I paper pieced the main panel, scored the bottom of the vintage cream base, and added the punch outs from a MS border.  Very quick and easy.  It took me more time to glue on the stars!
Supplies:  Stamps - NOEL by Stamper's Anonymous, Tim Holtz background; Paper - SU! real red, basic black, kraft and PTI vintage cream; Ink - Versafine onyx black; Accessories - Clear EP mixed with DD's, Scor-Pal, Stampendous dot sparklers.

November 16, 2008

CTD19 and OCCC Camel Silhouette

For this card I combined the colors of the CTD #19 (bravo burgandy, not quite navy and bordering blue) with Our Creative Corner's silhouette challenge.  I first stamped my French Script background in bravo burgandy and then overstamped my Camel Silhouette in not quite navy.  The script and image were lightly sponged with bordering blue before covering with VersaMark and heat embossing with clear EP with DD's.  
Thanks for stopping by! 
Supplies:  Stamps - SU! French Script, Stampington & Co. Camel Silhouette; Paper - off white, bordering blue, not quite navy; Ink - Craft bravo burgandy, Craft not quite navy, VersaMark; Accessories - rhinestone, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, clear EP mixed with DD's, foam tape.

November 15, 2008

WSC66 Santa

This is my take on Beate's weekend sketch challenge #66.  You can find this weekend's sketch here.  Treat yourself to a look for some marvelous inspiration!
Supplies:  Stamps - Santa Collage by Rubber Stampede, SU! Flannel Plaid; Paper - bravo burgardy, watercolor paper, DP - Carolees Creations; Ink - Craft bravo burgandy, a wash of bordering blue and Copic markers for face; Accessories - clear EP, Inkssential glossy accents, dew drops, SU! alpine ribbon, small circle punches, light dusting of DD.

November 14, 2008

Thank You Rachel, Ann and Jackie!

Special thanks to Rachel, Ann and Jackie for nominating me for the Kreativ Blogger Award!  I am thrilled!  
The rules are:
l.  The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2.  Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3.  Nominate 5 blogs.
4.  Put links to their blogs.
5.  Leave a message for your nominees.
I nominate the following awesome bloggers:  Joanne, Cindy, Chelle, Stacey and Kristine.

WT192 Holiday Lineup

Happy Friday, everyone!  I played with my new Holiday Lineup set last night and couldn't wait until this morning in order to take a photo and post this fun image.   
This is the first time I inked up this set and I have to say I just can't help but smile whenever I look at this image.  I stamped the image on watercolor paper and used various alcohol markers to color Rudolph and his gang.  
This is for all my family members that bemoan the fact that I don't send enough funny cards since I started making my own!
Supplies:  Stamps - SU! Holiday Lineup; Paper - watercolor paper, real red, chocolate chip, kraft and PTI white base; Ink - Versafine onyx black; Accessories:  A mix of Prismacolor, Copic and Mark-It markers, Inkssentials white gel pen and glossy accents, Lasting Impressions metal sentiment, DD, MS border punch and clear EP.

November 12, 2008

Autumn Wheat

Sorry I haven't posted lately!  I finally got some stamping done and have a Thanksgiving card to share.  Sharon Johnson's work inspired this card.  I absolutely love her style and tried to incorporate her stamp simply philosophy!  You can find the link to her blog here
My image is from a set called Fresh Fruits by PTI.  The colors used are pumpkin pie, baja breeze with a white base and a strip of Autumn Vine DSP.  Instead of ribbon, I wrapped metallic crochet cotton around my scalloped oval as well as my card (next to the long sides of the DP).  A few score lines were also added for dimension.  Very simple; hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
Supplies:  Stamps - PTI Fresh Fruits; sentiment - PTI Garden of Life; Paper - PTI white, SU! pumpkin pie, baja breeze, SU! DSP Autumn Vine; Ink - Versafine antique sepia; Accessories - clear EP, crochet cotton, Scor-Pal, Nestabilities, dimensionals.

November 07, 2008

SC201 and OCCC - It's all in the coloring.

This was such a fun card to make, and I finally was able to catch up on some challenges. This card combines two of my favorites -- Roxie's SCS sketch challenge and OCC's coloring challenge-It's all in the coloring. I used my cute House Mouse image and new SU! DP. Although it's hard to see in the photo, I enhanced the lightbulbs with glossy accents. I also added some glitter for sparkle! Have a happy TGIF and enjoy your weekend! Supplies: Stamp - Stampabilities - HM Happy Holidays; Paper - baja breeze, riding hood red kiwi kiss, one of the new SU! Christmas DP's, and PTI white; Ink - Adirondack black; Accessories: Various brands of alcohol markers including Copic, Prismacolor and Mark-It markers, DD, Inkssentials glossy accents, and some bling in the corners.

Beate's Be Inspired #30

This card was inspired by Beate's Be Inspired Challege #30, which you can find here. I used my Scor-Pal and about a zillion punches to create this card (LOL)! You really need to check out Beate's blog. Her work is amazing!! Supplies: Stamps - SU! Boho Backgrounds; Paper - pacific point, kiwi kiss, so saffron, night of navy, generic white; Ink - Craft night of navy; Accessories - Scor-Pal, various punches, Mike's silver rhinestones, clear EP, dimensionals.

November 04, 2008

Jewelry Color Inspiration #10

Every Sunday, Stacey posts a color challenge inspired by jewelry on her blog. This week's colors are chocolate chip, tangerine tango, tempting turquoise and white. You can find this fun challenge here.
The base of the card was embossed with a Cuttlebug EF.  The image was colored with SU! markers, then paper pieced. (Sure wish SU! would release In-Color markers!)  Glossy accents were added to the vase and centers of the flowers.  I also went over the petals of the flowers as well as the lines of the tablecloth with a clear stardust pen.   
Have a great evening!
Supplies:  Stamps - Flowers for Daisy by Asela Hopkins for Gina K Designs; Paper - chocolate chip, tangerine tango, tempting turquoise and white; Ink - Versafine onyx black, SU! markers; Accessories - Cuttlebug, clear EP, Inkessentials glossy accents, Stardust clear pen, Offray ribbon, dew drops, foam tape and zots.

November 03, 2008

Clean & Simple 10 Minute Monday

This card was inspired by today's post on Clean and Simple's 10 Minute Monday.  This design would be a snap to whip up for Christmas.  Happy Monday, everyone. Don't forget to vote tomorrow!
Supplies:  Stamps - SU! Festive Four and Gina K. Designs sentiment; Paper - PTI white, basic black; Ink - Adirondack pitch black, SU! blue bayou for sponging; Accessories - Scor-Pal, Prismacolor markers, dazzling diamonds, Stampendous small stars, gold gel pen, inchie matboard from Ellen Hutson, scalloped square punch.

November 01, 2008

FTL18, Stamp Simply #59 Button Up!

I love when I am able to combine challenges!  I combined two with this card.  For my sketch, I used Clean & Simple's Fall to Layout #18, and Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Challenge #59 - to make a card for Fall and use a button on it.   
I also love "inches" and this sketch was perfect for incorporating them in my simple design. For Sharon's challenge, I used an orange button to accent my sentiment, and also added some super tiny buttons in each corner.  Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: Stamps - SU! All about Autumn, CTMH Holiday Jubilee; Ink - close to cocoa, more, mustard, sage shadow; Paper - sage shadow, chocolate chip, whisper white, generic white base, SU! DP; Accessories - buttons, Marvy scalloped square punch, Nestabilities large square scalloped die, inchie squares. 

October 29, 2008

I have a blog candy winner!

First I would like to thank everyone for participating and for your wonderful comments. 
I used  the random number generator, Quick Calcs, to determine the winner of my blog candy.   
And the winner is #5,  daiseyfreak!  Congratulations!!  Please email me your address so I can mail the Got Snow! set to you.

October 28, 2008

Mojo58 -- Autumn Leaves

Every Monday, Julee Tilman of Poetic Artistry posts a Mojo Monday challenge.  This card uses Julee's sketch for Mojo Monday Week 58.  The sketch is very easy to work with and really gets the mojo working.  So give it a try and have a great day!
Supplies:  Stamps - SU! Bear Necessities (retired), PTI First Fruits sentiment; Paper - SU! more mustard, soft sky, really rust, SU! and Basic Grey DP; Ink - Versafine - antique sepia, SU! Craft really rust, classic more mustard; Accessories - Cuttlebug, Punches - MS, SU! as well as Marvy, and Mike's gold rhinestones.

October 26, 2008

WT189 Joy!

Today I was suppose to clean the disaster in my stamp room.  Did it get done -- nope!  Instead I used some of the leftover scraps to make a card for the WT189 challenge -- Just One.  The focus of the challenge was to find ways to use just one word on your design.  I decided to use the 'one word' as the main theme --very easy and much more fun than cleaning!  Thanks for stopping by!!
Supplies:  Stamps - Love and Joy!; Paper - SU! creamy caramel, riding hood red, SU! DP, PTI white, generic white base; Ink - Adirondack snow cap; Accessories: Cuttlebug, SU! 'Accents & elements strip, MS snowflake punch, Nestibilities; small circle punch and small star buttons.

October 25, 2008

Stamp Simply #58 - This One's for Paula!

Have you ever cringed when you paid the postage for your Christmas cards?  Well, this challenge is for you!  Sharon's Stamp Simply Challenge #58 is to Make It Flat!  That's right - no lumps, bumps or humps - that will add extra postage!
I got the best surprise the other day.  My niece, Paula, mailed me a new (never used) set of Bear Necessities.  Isn't this image the cutest!  I kept things pretty simple (perfect for the challenge) so nothing would take away from my Beary image.  The bears were colored with a VersaMark pen and highlighted with alcohol markers and a white pastel pencil.  The image was then clear embossed and embellished with a clear Stardust pen, Dazzling Diamonds, and diamond dot stickers.   Thanks, Paula!
Supplies: Stamps - SU! Bear Necessities (retired); Paper - creamy caramel, riding hood red, whisper white, SU! DP; Ink - Versafine antique sepia, VersaMarker pen, white pastel pencil, Copic & Prismacolor makers;  Accessories - SU! Top Note RAK from Vera, Nestibilities, clear EP, Stampendous diamond dots and SU! Dazzling Diamonds.

October 23, 2008

Look What Joanne Sent Me!

Thanks, Joanne!  Isn't she a sweetheart!  Now it's my turn to send this to 6 blogs I love!  Here goes:
Now it's your turn to share the love!

October 21, 2008

Got Snow? Blog Candy

I have just passed 2,000 hits! To thank everyone for their support, I'm offering my very first blog candy. It's a set of Gina K Designs unmounted, red rubber stamps, called Got Snow? Here are the images included in the set: All you have to do to enter to win this set is leave a comment by Tuesday, October 28. I will post the winner on Wednesday evening, October 29.   I would also appreciate your checking out my niece's cards (posted below) and, if you have time, please leave her a comment.  Thanks!

Happy Mail from Donna!

I just had to share these cards! They were made by my niece, Donna. She sent the butterfly card for our anniversary and the birthday card to my husband, Tad. Thanks so much Donna! I told Donna that she really needs to start a blog to share her work and/or start a gallery on SCS. Until she does, I thought I 'd share these beauties with you on mine! I think her work is beautiful; but, of course, I'm prejudice. Don't you think she needs to start sharing her awesome work?

October 17, 2008

Mojo Madness Contest - Week #56

This has got to be one of my favorite Christmas images from Gina K Designs. It's from a set called 'let it snow'. I combined this cozy image with Monday's Mojo Madness sketch #56; here's the link. My embellishments included some bling, chunky glitter, a metal sentiment and two snowflakes I had in my stash.
I placed an acetate overlay over my image which was first embossed with my Cuttlebug EF (swiss dots) to create the impression of falling snow. I first saw this done by Susan/Rainy on her blog, Rainy Day Creations. Susan is one of the best and most creative stampers; so head on over to her blog, you won't be sorry!
Supplies: Stamps - Gina K. Designs let it snow; Paper - SU! Dashing; K&Co. Bailey; PTI white and Holiday Vintage Prints; Ink - VersaMark; Versafine onyx black; Accessories - clear EP, Jo-Ann chunky glitter, Cuttlebug, JudiKins acetate, Lasting Impressions metal sentiment, Sandylion snowflakes, rhinestones, sanding block and crimper.

October 14, 2008

Fun with Santa

I love vintage and have collected many vintage stamps. This particular image is called 'Fun with Santa' and is made by Stampinton & Co. The background was done with a Cuttlebug embossing folder which I brayered in vintage sepia, then heat embossed with clear EP mixed with some dazzling diamonds. The image was also lightly brayered and embossed with the same mix of EP. This is such a fun stamp and very easy to work with. Plus, the possibilities are endless. Hope you like vintage as much as I do!
Supplies: Stamp - Stampinton & Co.; Paper - SU! very vanilla, really rust and PTI dark chocolate; Ink - Versafine vintage sepia as well as VeraMark; Accessories - Cuttlebug, clear embossing powder mixed with dazzling diamonds, Fiskars deckle scissors and star punch, brayer.

October 13, 2008

FS88 Anne's So Sweet!

Anne Ryan is this week's Featured Stamper on SCS, and she is amazing! Not only does she have a fabulous gallery, but she touches all of us with her sweet comments. Thank you, Anne! I chose to CASE this incredible card.
I kept her sketch, but changed the image and colors. In keeping with the theme, Anne's So Sweet!, I changed the flower embellishment to a sentiment and added some rain dots to balance my design. Hope you like it Anne, and thanks to everyone for taking a peek!
Supplies: Stamps - Inkadinkado Birthday Cupcake; Paper - PTI white and DP, SU! basic black, MS DP; Ink - Versafine onyx black; Accessories - Copic and Prismacolor markers, MS border, Inkssentials Glassy Accents, Cloud Nine Rain Dots.

Create With Me -- Blog Candy Alert!

Congratulations Julia, on making 40,ooo hits on your blog, Create With Me! To celebrate, Julia is offering some fabulous blog candy to two lucky winners. For a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on her post, A Case of a Cookie Card - A Class - And Blog Candy. Check it out!

October 12, 2008

CPS86 To Your and Yours

Guess you could say I'm on a roll making Christmas cards this weekend.... I could not resist this week's sketch (CPS86) from Card Positioning Systems.  It is such an easy layout and works so well with my image, To You and Yours. I stamped the image using a technique, featured on SCS, called Faux Dry Embossing. I added lots of sparkle with glitter, and a Stardust clear gel pen.  Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!
Supplies: Stamps - SU! To You and Yours, Best Yet; Paper - SU! purely pomegranate, close to cocoa and SU! DP; Ink - SU! craft white and purely pomegranate; Accessories - Nestibilities; SU! oval punch, MS border, dazzling diamonds and some tiny pearls.

October 10, 2008

Make a Card & Make a Difference

To promote World Card Making Day , Gina K. Designs issued a challenge last Saturday "to make a card and make a difference". Cards will be sent to our men and women in the military and must be received by Gina K. Designs by October 30. This is one of the cards I made and will be sending to Gina. She is even giving away some fabulous prizes. You can read about the details here. Supplies: Stamps - SU! Best Yet, Sidekick Sayings; Paper: SU! kiwi kiss, real red, PTI white and DP; Ink: Versafine onyx black; Accessories: SU! oval punch, a.muse bling.

October 05, 2008

WSC 60 Beate's Weekend Sketch

I am just getting around to posting this card which I made for Beate's weekend sketch challenge. Since the weather is finally starting to cool, I was in the mood to start my Thanksgiving cards. I used one of my favorite stamps by Inkadinkado. It is a great image to color. I turned the sketch and tweaked it to fit my image. Hope you like how it came out. Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by! Supplies: Stamp - Cornucopia by Inkadinkado, Punchy Words sentiment by Gina K. Designs; Ink - Versafine vintage sepia, VersaMarker, various alcohol makers; Paper - SU! creamy caramel, really rust, PTI dark chocolate, Basic Grey boxer; Accessories - Cuttlebug, decorative edge trimmer, Mike's gold rhinestones, Marvy & SU! scallop circle punches, dimensionals.

October 02, 2008

Color Throwdown #13

Awesome colors for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge - Baja Breeze, More Mustard and So Saffron - which I combined into a Halloween card for my teenage cousin. I used lots of different punches and a decorative edge trimmer for all the scallops and bat embellishments. I also used a sheet of textured vellum which I layered over the Baja Breeze panel. Added some glitter and bling and Alex's card was done. Hope she likes it!! Supplies: Stamp - Studio G; Ink - Versafine onyx black; Paper: SU! Baja Breeze, More Mustard, So Saffron, PTI- textured vellum, generic white base; Accessories - Marvy and MS punches; Stampendous dot sparklers, SU! dazzling diamonds, dimensionals, clear EP.

September 29, 2008

Challenge #7 Tags

There is another fun challenge from House Mouse and Friends Challenge Blog. The theme this week is to use tags. I used my SU! tag punch to create my tag and stamped the background with mousy feet and added the punchy words sentiment from Gina K. Designs. Wish my photo was better! I attached fuzzy black and turquoise yarn to my tag; unfortunately, the photo makes it look like a black blob. Although it doesn't show in the photograph, the card sparkles nicely from the clear stardust pen added to the base of the image as well as the popcorn. Ever have one of those frustrating photography moments? Supplies: Stamps - Stampabilities Mousy Feet and Poppin Good Birthday, Gina K. Designs punchy words; Ink - Versafine onyx black, VeraMarker; Paper - SU! DP, marigold morning, basic black, tempting turquoise, Martha Stewart DP, PTI white, generic white base; Accessories - turquoise and black fuzzy yarn, SU! tag punch, 1/4" circle punch, Marvy scallop circle punch, clear EP, Sakura clear stardust gelly roll pen, Stampendous sparklers.

September 26, 2008

Hang in There!

Just playing around today with my hanging monkey stamp from Great Impressions. I colored my image with SU! markers and 2 Copic markers -- skin white for the face and cool grey for the shadows. The only embellishments were some bling, a felt flower and a wave flourish. Hope you like my little monkey as much as I do. Have a great weekend! Supplies: Stamp - Great Impressions; Ink - Adirondack pitch black; Paper - SU! creamy caramel, chocolate chip, old olive, pumpkin pie, PTI white and generic white base. Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Marvy square scallop punch, EK Success wave florish punch, SU! Flower Fusion felt flower, and some bling.

September 25, 2008

BIC24 Scripted Leaf

The inspiration for this card came from Beate's inspiration challenge found here. I took my inspiration from the leaf pattern and color of one of the glasses. The card's base has an acetate overlay and the leaves are covered with glossy accents to give the impression of glass. My image was stamped in antique sepia and then overstamped with kiwi kiss to give the image some depth. To continue the "glass look", I added clear dew drops backed with chocolate chip circles. Thanks Beate for the inspiration that made this card possible! Supplies: Stamp - Stampington & Co.: scripted leaf; Paper - SU! chocolate chip, PTI white, generic white card base; Accessories - Judi Kins transparent acetate, Range glossy accents, clear dew drops, zots, small circle punch, Mike's ribbon, prima and chocolate chip Flower Fusion blossom.

September 24, 2008

Roxie's Sketch

This is my try at today's SCS sketch challenge. You can find the link to Roxie's sketch here. I kept things pretty simple. My snowman was colored with Prismascolor and Mark-It markers, and the shading was watercolored with sky blue reinker and a water brush. Dazzling Diamonds were added to the image and scalloped border of the main panel. Stampendous tiny silver snowflakes were also added to the corners. This is a postage-friendly card with no lumps or bumps and very easy to make. Thanks for stopping by! Supplies: Stamp-Inkadinkadoo; Paper-SU! sky blue, real red, basic black, PTI white; Ink-Versafine onyx black, SU! sky blue reinker; Accessories-Nestabilities; Cuttlebug, SU! sky blue ribbon, DD, markers, clear EP, and Stampendous snowflakes.