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.

September 19, 2008

WSC 58 Beate's Weekend Sketch

Every week Beate posts a weekend sketch on her blog. I haven't played in a long time and promised myself that I would give this week's sketch a try. Hope you like my efforts, and thanks for stopping by! You can find this awesome sketch on Beate's blog, Fresh and Fun. Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts: Love That; Paper - SU! chocolate chip, more mustard, ruby red and Papertrey DP; Ink - Versafine antique sepia, VersaMarker pen; Mark-It and Prismacolor markers; Accessories - Cuttlebug, Fiskars border punch, corner punch, Offray ribbon, Mike's gold rhinestones, dimensionals.

September 17, 2008

CTD11 Striped Wipe

This is my take on this week's challenge on Color Throwdown which combines old olive, chocolate chip and the new baja breeze. I used the 'striped wipe technique' to create my background. You can find Beate's wonderful tutorial on Splitcoast. All you need are reinkers, glossy cardstock and a baby wipe to create this technique. I chose old olive and baja breeze reinkers for the background, and stamped my Upsy Daisy image in Versafine antique sepia. Before my image dried, I sprinkle on dazzling diamonds. Although it doesn't show in the photo, my image shimmers nicely. I added some strips of old olive, chocolate chip and baja breeze and a quick embossing with my Cuttlebug and this card was done. Thanks for stopping by! Supplies: Image - SU! upsy daisy; Paper - old olive, chocolate chip, baja breeze, glossy cardstock, generic white base; Ink - Versafine vintage sepia, baja breeze and old olive reinkers; Accessories: Cuttlebug, handheld circle punch.

September 16, 2008

CC184 Snowy Joe

Yeah, another Christmas card done thanks to today's color challenge on Splitcoast! I used my cute Imaginisce Snowy Joe image and designer paper, and combined them with the challenge colors - SU! riding hood or real red, basic gray and always artichoke. The felt flower was made with Cuttlebug dies, a small felt (SU! Flower Fusion) blossom and a MM brad. I then backed my felt flower with always artichoke and basic gray cardstock punched with an EK flower punch. Hope you like my card, and thanks so much for stopping by! Supplies: Stamp - Snowy Joe by Imaginisce; Ink - Adirondack pitch black; Paper: Imaginisce DP, SU! real red, always artichoke and basic gray, PTI white; Accessories: felt, various punches, Copic and Prismacolor markers, a Prismacolor pink pencil to highlight the cheeks, dazzling diamonds, Cuttlebug EF and dies, and a Nestabilities square die from Ellen Hutson.

September 15, 2008

CPS82 Vintage Halloween

I was thrilled when I saw this week's CPS sketch. I knew it would be the perfect layout for my new vintage Halloween stickers and papers made by Martha Stewart Crafts. Talk about a quick and easy card -- it took more time to glue on the bats' eyes! Supplies: Stamps - CTMH Holiday Jubliee; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Paper - PTI white, SU! pumpkin pie, MS vintage Halloween DP; Accessories - MS vintage Halloween stickers, MS bat punch, SU! 1 3/8" circle punch, SU! word window punch, Fiskars handheld circle punch for eyes, dimensionals, Quickie Glue Pen.

September 11, 2008

Wonderful You

Every Wednesday, Roxie posts an awesome sketch challenge on Splitcoast. This is my take on this week's challenge. You can find the directions here. Thanks for stopping by! Supplies: Stamps - SU! Wonderful You; Ink - SU! basic gray, Adirondack Lights snow cap; Paper - SU! groovy guava, basic gray, PTI white base, MS and s.e.i. DP; Accessories -  Cuttlebug, Making Memories charmed words, SU! 1/4" circle punch, dimensionals

September 10, 2008

RAK from AMY (AmylovesNormaJean)!

Lucky me! I received this awesome RAK from Amy (SCS username: AmylovesNormaJean). I think this card is just the cutest, most creative ever. Thanks so much, Amy; I just love your card! You can view the details here.

September 06, 2008

OCC Laugh It Up!

Today's challenge on Our Creative Corner is to make a humorous card. It's pretty easy to do with this fun Emerson Quillin stamp. I used a technique called 'faux tearing' that Beate shared on Splitcoaststampers. You can find the tutorial here. Embellished with punched flowers, a Cuttlebug frame and a torn strip of ruby red cardstock. Happy Birthday, Amy! Supplies: Stamps - American Art Stamp/Emerson Quillin/Cheers, Outlines Rubber Stamp Co,; Paper - PTI white, SU! Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Ruby Red; Ink - Versafine onyx black, Pacific Point and Baja Breeze; Accessories: Clear EP, SU! 1/4" circle punch, EK Success flower punch, Cuttlebug, Cloud 9 rain dots.

September 03, 2008

Gina K. Designs - Flowers for Daisy by Asela Hopkins

This card showcases another stamp from my new set called 'Flowers for Daisy' by Asela Hopkins for Gina K. Designs. The image was colored with Copic and Prismacolor markers. Dimension was added by applying Crystal Lacquer to the vase and embossing the more mustard layer with my Cuttlebug. I used a scrap of s.e.i DP to paper piece the 'table runner'. That was it and I was done! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! Other Supplies Used: Paper: SU! more mustard, so saffron, Basic Grey-archaic, s.e.i-oasis; Ink: Versafine onyx black; Accessories: clear EP, crystal lacquer by Sakura Hobby Craft, gold stick-ons from Michaels, punches and decorative trimmer.

S2G Fa-BOO-lous Halloween Blog Hop!

Welcome trick-or-treaters! The big day has finally arrived... Shirley's 2 Girls is releasing their new Halloween line of stamps! To celebrate this release, we invite you to hop along with the S2G Design Team as they share their 'anything but a card' projects.
The hop begins at the S2G Challenge Blog. If you started here on my blog, hop back to the S2G Challenge Blog and start at the beginning. If you arrived here from Justine's blog - Cardiology-Cards from the Heart, you are in the right place!
Now it wouldn't be Halloween without candy (blog candy, that is)... and you have a chance at winning the Grand Prize... a Halloween stamp set, DP, embellishments and candy treats... AS WELL AS a mystery treat (a $20 S2G gift certificate!) hidden at one of the stops along the way! So be sure to leave comments on the S2G Challenge Blog as well as all the stops along the hop in order to be eligible for both drawings! Winners will be chosen by
I am very excited to share two of the new sets with you today. My first project is a sweet treat wrapper made with the adorable image from the Boo Invite set (908). (You can find directions on the Scor-Pal website). My panel of DP is one of the new Halloween digi papers also being released by S2G.
Here is a view of the inside of the wrapper. I used one of the cute Boo Invite sentiments, and the candy bar was attached with glue dots. Sticky-back Velcro coin rounds were placed on the inside of the front flap and the front of the bottom flap to hold the wrapper closed.
My other projects showcase the versatile S2G Halloween set called Spookies (906).
These images are the perfect size for punching with the SU! scallop circle punch. I used glue dots to sandwich Peppermint Patties between 2 stamped scallop circles. Talk about quick and easy!
I couldn't resist making more sweet treat holders with this fun set! All DP used are just a few of the new Halloween digital papers S2G is also releasing.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Before you go, please leave a comment here on my blog to be eligible for the mystery treat! Then hop on over to the next blog, Joy's blog - Crazy for Daisies!

September 01, 2008

Gina K. Designs -- Black Magic Daisy

I couldn't wait to ink up my new stamps by Asela Hopkins for Gina K Designs! I used the large single daisy for this card and tried it with the Black Magic Technique (TLC184) posted today on Splitcoast. You can find the link here. It's a very simple technique. First, you stamp your image in white or vanilla craft ink. Then color with Prismacolor pencils which have been dipped first in odorless mineral spirits (Gamsol). My DH says my image reminds him of those black velvet painting you use to see! What do you think? Other supplies used: Stamps-Flowers for Daisy by Asela Hopkins for Gina K. Designs and Tag, You're It! by Gina K. Designs; Ink: SU! craft white & Versafine onyx black; Paper: SU! purely pomegranate, basic black, PTI - white, Paper Pizazz - dotted vellum; Accessories: SU! dazzling diamonds, JoAnn ribbon, MS border punch, SU! circle punch, Marvy scalloped oval punch, Nestabilities embossed oval die, Stampendous diamond dots, Zots and foam tape.