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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Paper and Such Challenge!

Time for another challenge at the Paper and Such blog. This one stumped me for a bit. No color??? Seriously? Well at least it was only for the main image ;-)

Just in case you are thinking that black is a color... technically, it's the absence of color :-) For this card, the snowman and the sentiment are stamped on acetate. The acetate layer is adhered to a layer of white. I used a stencil and Perfect Pearls sprits to create the subtle background on the white. I added some stickles to the brads for a little additional snowy sparkle! Thanks for stopping by and come on by the blog and play with us!

Thanks so much to the Paper and Such team for allowing me to play along with them this month!

Stamps: Snow Folks (Paper and Such)
Paper: Silver Lining, Wine with Everything, Layering weight White (GKD); Acetate
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Create a Flake 3, brads, Silver and Burgundy ribbon, Hampton Arts holiday stencils,                    Ranger Perfect Pearl spritz, Icicle Stickles

Monday, November 21, 2011

The issues with Papercrafting

Let me just say.. Christmas is an excellent time to get into Papercrafting. Many people send Christmas cards, sometimes it is the only time said people catch up with other people. I got into papercrafting right around Christmas a number of years ago. I started off with a couple of all around great stamp sets and a couple packs of paper from SU. I mean really, once you have one stamp set that has a holiday stamp, a happy birthday stamp, a thank you and a congratulations.. what more do you really need? You can make any type of card with those... Yeah right! I, and I think some others, have a compulsive need to add to my stash. I remember that we used to have stamping days at my SU consultant's house. I started out bringing a clear tote that contained all my supplies.. then it grew to two... now it's to the point that there is no way I could ever take all my supplies somewhere.. so what do I take, what am I going to need? Perhaps I should trim down some so that I don't need to make these difficult decisions........ NOT! I have, and I will admit this, enough Christmas/Winter stamps to make individual cards for people I know for YEARS to come. Why is it then, that I eagerly await each new year's Christmas/Holiday line... what is it that FORCES me to spend money on more Christmas sets? Why is it that I decide in August what I think my cards should look like.. until I see something else and that would look so cool? The reason I bring all this up, is that I had a coupon for Michael's where from 4-9 pm yesterday I could get 25% off my entire purchase. Hmmm.. I am in a secret santa exchange (I have everything for that)... I am hostessing the winter VSN (already have everything for that)... but, but... So I went. My secret santa recipient now has a little more bling... Did I need anything I bought? No! Do I want it ALL? YES! It's an addiction and I think it should be treated as such. Oh and by the way.. just because you might need this someday in the future AND because it's free (So who cares if you'll need it at all, it's free, you can't pass that up): Free "Santa's Magical Sleigh" card making template from Card Carousel To claim your free card making template, please do at least one of the following things: TWITTER USERS: Follow us and retweet this tweet; or FACEBOOK USERS: "Like" our Facebook pageand Share this post; or BLOG & FORUM USERS: Write about us on a blog or forum. Include the following text: Get a free "Santa's Magical Sleigh" card making template from Card Carousel. Just visit

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Paper and Such Challenge Time!

It's time for another challenge at Paper and Such! This week's challenge is to create a card or project that uses the paper piecing technique. Isn't the snow angel PERFECT for piecing?? I paper pieced the wings, scarf and hat.  I used blue copics to add a little color to the body of the snowman.  The brim of the hat has ultra fine white flower soft for some texture.  Thanks for stopping by today and make sure you get over to Paper and Such to participate in the fun challenge!

Stamps: Snow Folks (Paper and Such)
Paper: Pure Luxury Cranberry, Fresh Asparagus, Ivory; Simple Stories DP
Ink: Memento black, rhubarb stalk
Accessories; Copics, Fleur de Lis Rectangle Nestabilities, Copic Spica, Flower Soft

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Snow Folks

Oh my goodness!! I have the honor of being Guest Designer for Paper and Such this month. Today, I'm highlighting the new set Snow Folks. This is such an AWESOME set. I totally love it~ I decided to go a little bit of a different way with this set. I, yes me, I, on purpose, made a 3-D item. Can you believe it? I found this tutorial for the box on splitcoast. It's a 2-5-7-10 box. I used acetate for the circle in the center so it became a little sneek peek box. Isn't the Snowman ADORABLE!! Perfect accent for this sweet little chocolate gift box.

I stamped the box with some of the snowflakes from the snow folks set.  I stamped the snowman with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  He is colored with Copics and then I added some stickles to simulate the snow on his arms and hat.  I fussy cut him out.  One of the awesome things I love about this set is that the arms of the snowman are thick enough to cut around without cutting right through them.

Thanks so much to the Paper and Such team for allowing me to join them as a guest designer!!

Make sure you check out the other amazing projects using this versatile winter set.

Kim -
Janice -
Pattie -
Mindy -
Amber -

Monday, October 10, 2011


Cool sketch huh?? This is the Card Positioning systems sketch 239.

I quite enjoyed this sketch.  It gave me the perfect avenue for creating another card for the HYCCT challenges.  This challenge was about friendship.  We were challenged to use pink and ribbon to create a card that celebrates friendship.  I don't know about you, but many of my friends give me strength.  That is one of the marvelous aspects of friendship.  Short, sweet and to the point!  If you haven't gone to SCS to check out the challenges, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???

Thanks for stopping by!!

Stamps: Believe (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Neenah White
Ink: Memento Rose Bud
Accessories: Nestabilities circles, big scalloped circles, Fancy Tags 2, ric-rac, Recollections crystals

Friday, October 7, 2011

You are so Kind

I was very honored to be asked to make a sample card for my friend Lori's HYCCT challenge. I have to admit, I breathed a little sigh of relief that I wasn't going to use pink.. lol. Lori's challenge is a color challenge: "The colors Green and Yellow represent Hope and Brown represents comfort (we all want the strong ladies fighting this battle to be!). " So in honor of all the ladies full of hope and needing comfort, I inked up the sunflowers from Gina K's Autumn Splendor stamp set. I have used this set A LOT this year...

I pulled out my sheets of sketches and I found this CPS sketch.. Isn't it awesome??  The image is colored with, let's all say it together, COPICS.   I stamped the script in Desert Sand and then stamped the flowers over it and colored.  The circles were made by using two standard circle nestabilities.  I added the raffia for the country/autumn feel.

Thanks for stopping by!  Come join us for the HYCCT challenges... your cards will bring a smile to people who really need some smiles!!

Stamps: Autumn Splendor (GKD)

Paper: Pure Luxury Dark Chocolate, Sweet Corn, Kraft, Green Apple, Ivory; DCWV Naturals DP
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: raffia, double stitched ribbon, copics, Nestabilities

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

More Cards of Hope

It's a late post today... Boy has it been rough around here. Thankfully there is some light at the end of the tunnel for today. Still, I think it's going to be a KFC dinner tonight. :-)

Check out this card I made last night for the HYCCT Challenge, Real Men Wear Pink. We were tasked with making a masculine card BUT we had to have pink on there somewhere.

I really hope this is masculine enough. I pulled out Mugs and Kisses (Gina K). I also used a CPS sketch as a basis for the card. The mug is paper pieced as is the spoon. there are two pink layers and the spoon also has pink in it. I also added a little pink to the sponging on the sentiment panel. Really simple as you can see.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Stamps: Mugs and Kisses (Gina K Designs)
Paper: Crumb cake, Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette, White, Granola DP (BG); Jolie Chocolat DP (SEI)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Desert sand, Angel Pink, Versamark
Techniques: paper piecing

Sunday, October 2, 2011

A Pink kind of Day

Happy Sunday to all of you! I hope you all got to spend a little time playing and creating with your stamps, ink and paper yesterday. I was able to make a couple of cards AND have a lovely picnic in the mountains with my family. It was a really lovely day. Today I am showcasing the 2 cards I made for the Hope You Can Cling To challenges at Splitcoaststampers. You might be sick of them by the end of the month, but these cards that are being made by so many people are really going to bring a smile to someone's face... I just believe it!

The first challenge of the day had us creating pink animal cards. I opted for a pink teddy bear. I just love these Milton stamps from Wild Rose Studios. I used my favorite pink copic combo (R81, R83, R85, R89) for the bear. My daughter requested that I use the pink glitter pen (Spica) so I added some pink glitter to Milton's nose. The image panel is sponged with a little pink ink in order to hide the smudge from my fingers... didn't work perfectly, but I guess it's proof that it is a homemade card ;-)

The third challenge of the day was entitled Encircled with Love -- the challenge, should we choose to accept it, was to create a circle card. At the last VSN I was introduced to these telescoping cards.. They are so much fun.. so I went with this idea for my circle card. This picture shows the card open. Once closed, it looks like a bunch of circles stacked on each other. If you can't read the quote, it says "Once you choose hope, anything's possible - Christopher Reeve". I felt that quote was perfect for this challenge. It may not be a card to send to someone, but perhaps it could be an encouraging decoration for a wall....

Now, I'm looking forward to the rest of this month's challenges. It was good to get back into my stamp area! Thanks for stopping by!

Pink Teddy
Stamps: Milton with Tulips (Wild Rose Studio)
Paper: PTI White, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Autumn DP (DCWV)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: jewel flowers, copics

Telescoping Hope
Stamps: Hopeful Hearts (Gina K)
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip; PTI white, SEI Jolie chocolat DP
Ink: Memento Rich cocoa, Angel Pink
Accessories: Nestabilities Big Scalloped circles, standard circles, brads, suede ribbon, sakura stardust gel pen
Techniques: telescoping

Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Cardmaking Day!!!

Happy Saturday! Happy World Cardmaking Day! Isn't it just the coolest that we have a whole day to celebrate papercrafting? I just love it!! Today marks the start of another AMAZING challenge as well... Hope You Can Cling To. The HYCCT challenges are being posted on Splitcoaststampers. This is a month long challenge to make cards... Today kicks off with 3 challenges.. from here on out there will be one challenge per day. The really cool thing, it that this is also a card roundup. All these cards are being made to send to Breast Cancer unit at MD Anderson. These cards will be used by patients to send to family, family to give to patients, staff, etc... Think of how many smiles can be generated by our love of our craft!

In honor of the first day of HYCCT.. and since I don't know today's challenges yet, I am showcasing a card with pink poppies.  Easy peasy card here.  I colored the image with copics and I used some suede pink ribbon and Say it with Crystals to accent.  The inside sentiment is a simple "Thinking of You"!

Thanks for stopping by today and please enjoy the rest of your World Cardmaking Day!!

Stamps: Poppies (Paper and Such)
Paper: Pure Luxury White (Gina K Designs), Pink Pirouette (SU), Innocent DP (DCWV)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Say it with Crystals; Suede Ribbon, Copics

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Blast from the Past - September 2011

Welcome to the Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog hop for the month of September. I'm fairly new to Taylored Expressions, but boy have I fallen in love! This month's theme is birth and birthday both to celebrate Taylored Expressions 3rd birthday and the beautiful new addition to the Taylored Expressions family, Madelyn Grace. Happy Belated Birthday Madelyn!

I chose to make a birthday card that also included butterflies. To me, butterflies have always been a symbol of new life , so in that way I was able to combine the birth and the birthday themes.  I used my Memento markers to "thump" the ink on the stamp.  I like the thumping because it gives a bit of a watercolor look without making the paper all wet :-)  I used the same technique, with a little more blending to stamp the butterflies.  I cut out the butterflies adhered them and added some twinkles.  After adding the sentiment, I added a little rhinestone sparkle with some additional twinkles and that was all she wrote on this card.  :-)  As an aside... make sure that you are holding on to the container really well when you are moving from one twinkle color to another... if you don't... well... you might be on the floor with a magnifying glass and your embellie gellie trying to pick them all up ;-)  A CAS card, but this would be a good fit for someone who enjoys the beauty of nature or who wants to "Discover their Wings".  Please continue on to visit all the amazing blogs and see those gorgeous projects that are waiting for you!! Sarabeth is next on the list!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Discover Your Wings
Paper: Pure Luxury White, Fresh Asparagus
Ink: memento markers
Accessories: Twinkles

Monday, September 19, 2011

VSN Technique - Faux Leather

Happy Monday!!  Today I'm showing a VSN card.  For the last VSN, the challenge I hosted required the use of the Faux Leather technique. There were a number of different ways to actually accomplish this.  I chose to use the masking tape technique that Beate created a tutorial for on SCS.  I have to say this was a lot of fun!!  I used a Taylored Expressions stamp set.  I made my faux leather using a scrap piece of cardstock I had on my table.  I ripped up the masking tape in little pieces and placed them on the cardstock randomly but making sure to cover the whole piece.  Then I covered the masking tape with color by using direct to paper with several different inks. I stamped the cover of the wagon on the scrap paper and cut it out.  Then I punched the star out of the same scrap.  I adhered the wagon cover onto another stamped image of the wagon (paper pieced).  I really love the way it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Stamps: Wild West (TE)
Paper: Pure Luxury Lipstick Red, Kraft, Green Apple

Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Autumn Leaves Kaleidecolor, cantaloupe, desert sand,
Accessories: twine, clear emboss powder, masking tape, copics
Techniques: Faux leather with masking tape

Friday, September 16, 2011

A Beautiful Winter

Howdy! Another WRAK card to send to Operation Write Home. This challenge was to make a winter card and to use our dies or punches. I have been itching to use this new Northwoods stamp that I recently acquired (sounds better than bought doesn't it ;-) ). I also broke out my Labels 18 and Standard Circle Nestability Dies. I fell back on one my favorite things to do.. which is cut out portions of the image and layer them on top of each other... The middle and top images are popped up with pop dots.

A winter card, for me.. isn't a card until it has something to represent snow. This time I opted for Icicle stickles, which I put on the tree limbs. In deference to OWH regulations... I only used the stickles on the small top level of the image... less glitter to worry about :-) In retrospect, I probably should have sponged the background.. but a lesson for next time. The sentiment comes from the Gina K winter Stamp TV kit, Winter Wonderland. The inside of the card has the whole sentiment: "Winter waves a magic wand over this world and behold, everthing is softer and more beautiful. "

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Stamps: Northwoods; Winter Wonderland
Paper: Pure Luxury Silver, White, In the Navy, Little boy blue
Ink: Versamark, Memento Rich Cocoa, Paris Dusk
Accessories: Nestabilities, rhinestones, Copics, stickles, white gel pen

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Pumpkin Time

I didn't mean nighttime.. I mean it's time for all things Pumpkin... pumpkin pie, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin bread.... I love pumpkin!! Today's card serves a dual... well triple purpose. This card uses my take on the CPS sketch for this week. The sketch is below and you can see how I used the base of the sketch but then kind of went off on a tangent :-)

This Week's Sketch #235

This card is also for the WRAK challenges at Splitcoast. One of the Falling Leaves Challenges was to create a Thanksgiving card that includes an image of a pumpkin. The third purpose also coincides with the second. The WRAK challenges are posted as inspiration for us to make cards that will then be donated to Operation Write Home. OWH sends boxes of cards to different military groups so our troops can have the ability to send a nice homemade card to their loved ones. OWH's mission is:

Supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.

As far as the card is concerned... it's fairly simple. The curry background has leaves stamped with versamark. The image is colored with... SHOCK... Copics. I am obviously stuck in a raffia kind of mood. For some reason, this year, I just feel the need to use raffia..everywhere it seems :-) I changed the circles on the sketch to an apple, which I also associate with fall. The DP is my newest favorite Bo Bunny Forever Fall. That paper pack is simply DELISH!!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Stamps: Autumn Splendor (Gina K)
Paper: SU Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake; Bo Bunny Forever Fall DP
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Versamark
Accessories: Apple Nestabilites, Lattice Rectangle nesties, Ribbon, raffia, corner rounder punch

Thursday, September 8, 2011


So sorry this is late.  Life got in the way, just a bit :-)    My DD picked the winner out of a jar for me and so without further ado............

the winner is:


Gail said...

Great card, and the blue works!

My favorite fall treat has to be the Halloween candy that's out already!

Gail, please let me know your e-mail addy and I will get your gift certificate to you!  Congratulations... and by the way, the new release at Paper and Such in on Friday... so you'll have even more choices :-)

The Christmas Season....

is near! I really enjoyed working with this week's Sweet Stop Sketch.. but as I think I mentioned I was bit ambivalent about my card.. so I decided to try another one. I like this one much better. Lucky for me I had a Christmas image around... now I can officially say that I've started working on my Christmas cards :-) This card used the Season of Love set by Sweet n Sassy Stamps. I love silhouette images... I mean y'all know I love to color, but there is something so cool about silhouettes! I inked the image with Versamark and then inked over it with Memento Potters Clay. Once stamped, I covered it with clear embossing powder and VOILA.. Potters Clay embossing without a special color powder! I also added some raffia at the bottom becuase it made me think of hay in the manger. I am submitting this card for the Ribbon Carousel challenge this week as well  (RCC19). The challenge this week is anything goes :-) That is one of my favorite types of challenges. After I added the raffia, I wasn't sure if that counted as something that comes on a spool so I added a dab of gold and white wired ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Stamps: A Season of Love
Paper: Pure Luxury Ivory, Pumpkin Spice, MME DP (Christmas 2010)
Ink: Memento Potters Clay, Versamark
Accessories: Nestabilities, embossing powder, nailheads, raffia, ribbon, corner rounder punch

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sweet Butterfly

Hi there and Happy Wednesday!! Today's card is the first card I've ever made for the Sweet Stop Sketch challenge. I just got this stamp set last week. It's the New Creature stamp set by Sweet and Sassy Stamps.. I tried some practice flicking with my copics on this, The coloring looks more cohesive than other times that I have tried this technique, but I still feel that more practice is required :-) Thanks for stopping by today!! Oh, and right below is the sketch that I was using....

Stamps: A New Creature -(Sweet n Sassy)
Paper: Pure Luxury Ivory, Sweet Mango, Dark Chocolate; Echo Park DP (A walk in the park)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Rhubarb Stalk, Bahama Blue
Accessories: Nestabilities; Copics, chocolate Spica, rhinestones

Monday, September 5, 2011

A Little Summer with a little Fall

Given the Fall Blog Hop.. I was still in an Autumn mode. So, I combined two challenges for this card, CPS and Ribbon Carousel.

The sketch for this week really intrigued me..

I really wasn't sure how I was going to tackle this one... and then... I got a package from Gina K. The cone flowers spoke to me as a great image for this card. The flowers are actually pieced on the main panel and they are colored with Copics. I added some Sakura stardust clear and some crystal stickles to add a little bling on the card. In that same package, I received a pad of Echo Park DP. I Love the colors in that pack, so you'll see one of those sheets used here. The half circles are cut with Big Scallop nesties. In the spirit of this week's Ribbon Carousel challenge I added a bit of brown bakers twine to the burlap ribbon and on the panel behind it. The sentiment comes from an older Gina K set, Friendship Blooms.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Heartfelt, Friendship Blooms - (Gina K)
Paper: Pure Luxury Wild Dandelion, Sweet Mango, Dark Chocolate, Kraft; A Walk in the Park (Echo Park DP)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Pewter Pearls, Stickles, Sakura glaze pen, Nestabilities, Copics, Burlap Ribbon, twine

Fall Fun Blog Hop

A Labor Day Blog Hop -- How fun!!!

Welcome to the Fall Fun Blog Hop! A group of online friends, led by the fabby Ms Lydia, decided this would be a GREAT time to get inky together, and so we've put together a fall themed blog hop to inspire you as the autumn approaches. As you meet our stampy bloggers today, you may discover that some have goodies for you, so be sure and visit everyone on the list. We have hoppers from all over the globe today, and they are amazing artists. Thanks for visiting us - grab yourself a nice fall beverage and enjoy! Here is the full list of our blog hoppers today:

Now on to a little inspiration....  Today, I decided to go with, what I consider, a non-traditional Fall color scheme. I usually reserve blues for winter, but I saw this gorgeous DCWV paper and was inspired!! I combined this with a new to me fold that I found on Splitcoaststampers. It is called the Joy Fold. This was a lot of fun - so thanks for the tutorial Beate! 

The little bit of brown paper peeking out is actually some divine SEI Velvet paper... The stamping is actually direct to rubber using my Copics (B95, B99).  I colored directly onto the stamp and then spritzed a little rubbing alcohol on the stamp... I kind of like the result.  It looks distressed.   You can see in the close-ups that I stamped a leaf on the leaf die cut and sunflowers under the sentiment.

I also added some of the sunflowers on the inside of the second flap. They are in the lower right corner.. so there is still room for a handwritten message.   

Speaking of autumn/fall... I am soooo happy that Pumpkin Spice is back at Starbucks :-)  I always feel that life is just a bit better with a Venti 2 1/2 pumps Pumpkin Xtra Hot Chai Latte..  I know say that 3 times fast....  so what are your favorite fall treats?  Leave me a comment on this post, by 8pm Mountain Time on Wednesday Sept 7th, with your favorite fall treat and you will be entered to win a $10 gift certificate to one of my favorite stores... Paper and Such!  I will do a random drawing and announce the winner on Thursday morning!

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure that you continue on to the great projects that await you on Leslie's blog! 

Saturday, September 3, 2011


This is another DTGD card.. I decided to a little funky country with this card. The decorative panel was made using square nesties to cut out the material... then it was hand stitched together and put on batting to resemble a country quilt... I hope. the rooster, well what's the country without a rooster....The oval around the rooster is paper pierced.

DISCLAIMER: Please do not blame my mother or my grandmother for my less than adequate sewing technique... they did try :-) Thanks for stopping by!!

Stamps: Bucky (Paper and Such)
Paper: Pure Luxury Lipstick Red, Ivory
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Paper Piercer, Nesties, Material, Batting, needle and thread

Thursday, September 1, 2011

To Follow a Dream

Hi there!! Happy Thursday! This is another of DTGD cards I made for this year. This was a 4 challenge card. I just love this image and imagine that this would be a great card for a graduation or for anyone embarking on an adventure.

The blue panel, or what you can see of it, was distressed by spritzing with water, wrinkling the paper and going over it with some Tim Holtz distress ink. In retrospect, I should have shown a bit more of that blue panel... live and learn :-) One of the other challenges was to use a map on our project. I had this great paper that I had used for the pirate VSN. In other words, don't look too closely at any of the print or you will think it doesn't really match the sentiment or the image :-). The image was stamped with Memento ink and colored with.... wait for it..... Copics. I also sponged the sky in an effort to make a Theresa Momber like scene! My last little touch was to add some twine, which I think just goes with a boat image. I restamped the image and a little dragonfly on the envelope to add a little whimsy. I always forget about decorating envelopes, but it's so easy and makes a statement even before the recipient sees the card.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to Follow your dreams!


Stamps: Follow Your Dreams (Gina K)

Paper: Pure Luxury Kraft, Ocean Mist; DCWV DP
Ink: Memento rich cocoa, tuxedo black, summer sky, Tim Holtz distress ink.\
Accessories: Nesties, copics, jute

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A little farm

Howdy peeps! Today's card is a double challenge card. I made this for the current challenge at Paper and Such. This challenge was to use a farm animal. I combined this card with this week's Card Positioning sketch.

I don't know about all of you, but sometimes my kids just seem to take over life.  Sometimes it seems like they rule the world or would like to give it a try anyway.  I thought this card would be a cheeky, fun little way to remind myself and a couple friends that we "Rule the roost" and we should make sure we take a little "me" time every once in a while!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Green Acres (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Pure Luxury Kraft, Red Hot, Sweet Corn, and Ivory; a|muse gingham dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, Nestabilities, twine

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I know it's been awhile...again. But the good news is that between DTGD and VSN, I have gotten a bunch of cards made! Today I'm going to share one of the cards I made for DTGD this year. This one card encompassed 6 of the Dirty Challenges. It was a sketch challenge, with a sketch designed by Suzanne Dean. I included distressing for the challenge form cmf1216. Julie challenged us to use Kraft and Knightrone challenged everyone to use 3 different types of embellishments on one card. Deb wanted us to use handmade embellishments, which I was also able to incorporate. Last, but not least, gbedwright challenged us to make a card that used products, colors, embellishments, or techniques that use the letters of your name. This one took me a little while and I think I pushed the envelope a little bit, BUT I came up with this:
A: Autumn Splendor
L: Leaves
I: Ink
S: Smooch, Sketch, Sunflowers, Sweet Corn
O: Ovals
N: Navy, Nestabilities

Hee Hee -- DTGD was so much fun!! Thanks for stopping by today.

Stamps: Autumn Splendor (Gina K)
Paper: Pure Luxury Kraft, In the Navy, Sweet Corn, Ivory; MME Hattie DP, SEI Velvet Paper
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Tim Holtz Old Paper Distress Ink,
Accessories: Chocolate Pearls, Orange Twinkles, Leaves (handmade), Smooch