Saturday, February 28, 2009

Inspiration Challenge 169

Happy Saturday everyone!

Here my card for today's IC on SCS. I chose this image for mine: Striped Napkins. I loved the fun and bright colors. I made the striped background my self with SU markers in Real Red, Brocade Blue, So Saffron and Certainly Celery.

The images from Garden Whimsy were stamped by coloring in the imagaes and stamping onto WW cardstock. The butterfly is the MS punch and I sponged it in Certainly Celery and Brocade Blue and adhered with a pop dot. I used rasberry stickels for the body, The little lady bugs and main image are up on dimensionals. I added some Real Red striped ribbon and Certainly Celery ribbon for the embellishment in the top right corner.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Way to Use It 207 Frugal Finds and MoJo 75

Good afternoon all!

Here is my card for today's Way to Use It Challenge to use something on your card that you was a good find. Mine here is the image and sentiment. They are from Imaginase and they were only for a dollar. I also made this for the Mojo sketch for the week. I made one earlier this week, but I didn't really like ti so I thought I would try again. I do like this one better, but it is not my best. The base card is WW. I use American Craft Metropolitan dp. The image was stamped in tuxedo black twice onto WW and colored in with Copics. I then cut out the one and adhered it on top with pop dots. I used one of the images from Pocket Silhouettes to make some "grass".

I added some photo corners, sentiment and some half back pearls.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sketch Challenge 217

Good afternoon everyone!

It is a gorgeous day here today! The temp is 60 degrees and sunny! I can't wait for Spring to arrive!!

Here is the card I made for today's Sketch Challenge on SCS. I have been thinking about this one all day while I was at work. I bought this American Craft dp called Metropolitan the other day so I started with this for my inspiration. I went with the colors of Real Red, Basic Black and Baja Breeze. I used the images from Pocket Silhouettes for my three image squares. I stamped three of the images in the three colors and adhered them with pop dots, The panel underneath is just Basic Black with the scallop edge punch used and a Real Red. The sentiment was stamped in Tuxedo Black and I used SU oval punches. I stamped the one remaining images over the sentiment in Baja Breeze. I didn't add any embellies because I felt the dp was bold and busy enough.
I did the inside of the card also. I just went with a piece of WW and the dp with one edge of it with the scallop punch. I then stamped one of the images id Baja Breeze along the bottom.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Color Challnege 207 and Clean and Simple 3

Good afternoon!

I made this card for two challenges on SCS today. The first one is for the Color Challenge to use Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun and Kiwi Kiss. These are such pretty colors together. The next challenge is for the new Monday challenge called Clean and Simple. This week it is a sketch.
I started with WW for my base and just layered the three colors. On the Kiwi Kiss I used Martha Stewarts Arch Lattice punch for the one side. I then used the CM corner punch for the other colors. The image was stamped in tuxedo black and colored in with Copic markers and then the leaves were colored in by using the ink pad of Kiwi Kiss and a blender pen. I stamped the sentiment if Pumpkin Pie and layered it on Kiwi Kiss punch out with the large SU oval punch. This is up on dimensionals. I then placed to Pumpkin Pie striped ribbon on the one side and layered the hydrangea Martha Stewart punch in the three colors. The main panel is also on dimensionals for some depth.
Thanks for stopping by!

TLC 209 and MOJO 75


I made this card for two challenges. the first is for the Technique Lover's Challenge to use rubber bands and embossing powders. I used several bands and wrapped them around an acrylic block and stamped a piece of WW with versa mark and embossed with an emerald color powder. I then used Apricot Appeal ink to brayer on my color over the embossed areas. I left a distressed look. The sketch is the Mojo sketch for the week. I flipped it to accommodate my image. The frog and mushroom were stamped in tuxedo black and colored in with Copics. I cut out the frog and adhered him on top of the mushroom with a dimensionals. The image was then layered with the rectangle nesties. The flower image panel was stamped in tuxedo black and colored in the Copis too and then I added black brads for the centers. I used the arch lattice Martha Stewart punch for the edging on the bottom panel. The image panel is up on foam tape.

I went ahead and did the inside of my card too since I used Always Artichoke for my base card, I needed to put in a piece of white card stock so I could put in a message. I stamped the mushroom and colored it in with Copics and added a layer on the side for more decoration.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Featured Stmper 107 Sgtstampers

Happy Sunday everyone and you know what that means: Featured Stamper time on SCS.

Today's lucky stamper is Sgtstampers. I chose this card: Holiday Hello. We are to change at lest two things on the card. I changed the colors, image, moved the sentiment, embossed where the top ribbons were and the size of the card which is 4 x 4.
My base card is Cranberry Crisp with Kraft and Basic Black. The image was stamped in tuxedo black and colored in with Copics. This is a pretty straight forward card, I did not round the tops of the image panel, I wanted to keep a clean look.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Clean and Simple 2


Here is another card for today. I saw that there is a new challenge on SCS to make Clean and Simple cards. this is the second one and we are to use a button. I found this plaid button in my stash of forgotten items!
I used Ridinghood Red and Whisper White. I stamped the sentiment from Garden Whimsey is tuxedo black and then I stamped the butterfly in RHR. I again stamped the butterfly in RHR and cut it out and adhered with a dimensional. The image was layered with the Label 1 nesties. I wrapped a ribbon around the white panel after I ran it through the cuttlebug with the swirls folder.

I stamped the cute little ladybug in RHR and layered it with the SU circle punches and adhered with a dimensional.

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.


Limites Supply 208 Designer Green and OCCC sketch

Good afternoon everyone!

I made this card for two challenges today. The first is for the Limited Supply Challenge on the SCS to use shades of green with bonus points for designer paper, only 2 embellishments and under 3 layers, The second is for the sketch on the OCCC. My base card is white with one layer of Certainly Celery dsp. The next layer is a square of Certainly Celery and WW. I ran this through the Swiss Dots EF. I added a piece of green stain ribbon. The flower, scallop circle and shamrock are up on dimensionals. The only stamping is the sentiment in the lower right corner.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sketch Challenge 216 Way To Use It 206

Good afternoon! I made a card today for yesterday's Sketch Challenge on SCS and The Way to Use It Challenge for today on SCS in which we were to use stripes. I am not a big fan on stripes so I used some of SU's dsp to help me out. I started with Kraft as my base and layered Pumpkin Pie and Washington Apple dsp. I used my Marvy scalloped circle punches for the circle panels. I used So Saffron and the other striped piece from the same dsp. I pierced around the scallops to make them stand out a bit more. The lower panel is Kraft, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White. I stamped the flower image from Upsy Daisy in Pumpkin and a gain is So Saffron to make a shadow image. The sentiment layer is Kraft, So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie. I stamped the sentiment from Stampendous in Pumpkin and pierced the corners. I used the SU scallop punch on the Whisper White and pierced the scallops and two rows underneath that. I then tied a piece of hemp twine just around the tow opposite corners. This panel is up on dimensionals.
I went ahead and stamped on the inside of the card. I used a piece of So Saffron and Whisper White and again stamped the image in the two colors.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful afternoon!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Color Challenge 206, MoJo 74


I made this card for two challenges today. The first is for the Color Challenge on SCS to use More Mustard, Rose Red and Kiwi Kiss. I would have never put these colors together and I am not sure that I ever will again! I also used the MoJo sketch for the week. The base card is WW with layers of More Mustard, Kiwi Kiss and Urban Garden dsp. The panels are Rose Red with Rose Red dsp. I used the nesties Label 1 to frame my image. The image was stamped in tuxedo black and colred in with Copics, ink lid pads and a blender pen, The ribbon is a from a stash of organy ribbon I recieved about 5 years ago after I hosted a stamping party. I believe it is More Mustard, but I am not sure.

The sentiment was stamped in Rose Red and punched out with SU circle punches. The image panel and sentiment are up on dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by!



Hi! I made this card for the SFYTT. This is the first time I have participated in the weekly sketch for Jen's blog. I have a friend who is turning 40 in April and I bought this Inkadinkado clear stamp set yesterday at M's for 1/2 off. I have been eyeing it for a while now and finally broke down and bought it!
The base is Ridinghood Red with layers of Pink Pirouette, Close to Cocoa and SU dsp CandyLane.
The image is stamped in Tuxedo Black on Gina K luxury and colored in with Copics. I pierces the opposite corners and again on the layer behind the image. This panel Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette and SU dsp CandyLane. I added three buttons for the embellishments in the side of the image.
The other panel on the bottom is Ridinghood Red and Pink Pirouette. I used one the the Cuttlebug thin stip EF to make a scalloped image.
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Beate's WSC 68

Hi everyone and Happy Valentine's Day! I woke up to a large sign made by by kids that they colored and drew pictures on! Needless to say, I was in tears! They were so proud of it!
On to the card! This is for Beate's WSC 68. I was thrilled that she is back with more inspiring sketches for us to try! I needed to make a birthday card for my son's godfather whose birthday is in a few days. I have a hard time with masculine cards! I like the colors though! I used Night of Navy, Baja Breeze and River Rock (still my favorite). The dp is from Afternoon Teas dsp and and an unknown. I started by stamping the image is Tuxedo Black and colored the image in with my Copics, I tried to get as close as I could to the colors with my limited supply of Copics! I then cut it out with my nesties Label 1. I used the red for a POP color. The large oval and smaller circle were cut by using my CM cutting system.
I pierced the larger oval with a piercing plate I bought through Our Daily Bread. The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy and I then used the background small stamp from the Delight of Life set in River Rock over the sentiment.
The larger oval, image panel and sentiment are on dimensionals and I then added the bottom with some hemp twine and a square clip with some ribbon and hemp twine tied on it.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Color Challenge 205

Hi! I made another for the Color Challenge on SCS to use Perfect Plum, Pretty in Pink and Kiwi Kiss. This time I used several SU sets and my nesties. The card base is Kiwi Kiss layered with Pretty in Pink and Bella Rose dsp. I then layered the three colors again and used the Martha Stewart edge punch on the bottom Plum layer. This layer is up on dimensionals after tying a pink polka dotted ribbon.

I used the nesties Label 1 and stamped Upsy Daisy in Plum and the sentiment from Embrace Life in the Pink and then the cute little bird from Spring Solitude in Kiwi. This is also up on dimensionals.

Thanks again for stopping by!


Color Challenge 205

Hi! Here is my card for the Color Challenge on SCS today to use Perfectly Plum, Kiwi Kiss and Pretty in Pink. What fun Springy colors! I chose to make a simple card today!
I started with a piece of WW then 1 1/2 strips of Kiwi Kiss, Pretty in Pink and Perfect Plum. I used the scallop edge punch for the top and bottom pieces. I ran the card base through the Cuttlebug in the Bubbles folder. The image was stamped in Tuxedo Black and colored in with a blender pwn and ink from the lids in Perfect Plum and Pretty in Pink.
I added Bazzil primas to two corners and stamped a sentiment in the bottom right corner in Perfect Plum onto the Pretty in Pink strip. I used the ticket corner punch on one layer of the main image.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 9, 2009

TLC207 Cut it Out and Mojo 73

Hi everyone and happy Monday! I made this card for the MoJo 73 sketch and for the Technique Lovers Challenge on SCS. I bought this H & M a while ago and I am just now getting to ink it up! Isn't it just darling?? I used SU Autumn Vine dsp that was is the holiday mini. The base is Sage Shadow, then layered with Chocolate Chip and two of the patterns from the dsp set. I made the rectangle from Really Rust and die cut with the nesties. The palm tree was colored in with SU Chocolate Chip and Sage shadow markers and I stamped the palm leaves again onto a separate sheet of white and cut it out and placed it on top of the stamped image.

The dino was stamped onto white cardstock and cut out and adhered with a dimensional.

The sentiment was stamped in Chocolate Chip and added to the bottom of the image. I used SU's slot punch to run the felted ribbon through. I then tied it together with some hemp twine.

I am not too happy with this, I am sure I will make another with this sketch. I do appreciate you taking the time to stop by!


Saturday, February 7, 2009

Inspiration Challenge 166 Hunkydoryhome, MoJo 72


This is a card made from all SU products. I am trying to do this because I want to become a demonstrator and I know that I have to use SU only products! So this is a separate challenge with in itself for me!!This is a close up of the cherries!
Hi everyone and happy Saturday!

Here is my card for two challenges. The first is for the MoJo 72 sketch and then for the Inspiration Challenges on SCS. When I saw this image for the IC I immediatly know I wanted to use my Tart and Tangy set with the Summer Picnic dsp.
I started with a piece of Mellow Moss for the base and then layered with Real Red and the Summer Picnic dsp of the cherries. I then added some Real Red buttons to the bottom right corner. The next panel is Bashful Blue, which I used the SU scallop punch, Real Red and the opposite side of the dsp. I pierced a row on the top and the bottom and them added the Real Red striped ribbon. The top panel is layered in Mellow Moss, Bashful Blue, Real Red and WW. The cherries were stamped by coloring the image is Mellow Moss and Real Red markers and adding Crystal Effects to the cherries. I then pierced the bottom of the BB panel. I added a piece of BB striped ribbon and attached the sentiment with a dimensional.
I used a piece of the Summer Picnic dsp to make the scallop circle and the SU punches for the layering. I stamped the sentiment is Real Red.
Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sketch Challenge 214


I haven't made a card since last Friday, so I have no mojo today. I bought this Amy Butler dp at HL this week so I pulled from those colors.

The stamps are from the $1 bin at M's that I found today.

The images are stamped in tuxedo black and colored in with Copics. The small heart is cut out and up on a pop dot as is the carrot. The bunny is on dimensionals.

Thanks for looking and please be kind!!