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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Blast Off!!!!!!!!!!

Gina K Designs is sponsoring the Card Positioning Systems challenge this week. This is a totally fun sketch!! When I saw the sketch... and flipped it.. I decided it would be perfect for a birthday card that I need to make for a classmate of my daughters...I used Tami Mayberry's Oh Boy set. I just love this set of clean images. I chose some "out of this world" dp from the All about Boys mat stack. That picked my colors for me :-) I stamped the rocket on white cardstock, colored it and cut it out.  I used some crystal effects for the spaceship window and a button that I picked up at a craft store as a little extra accessory! The rocket is popped up from the panel. The flame behind the rocket has some sparkly gel pen on it, but it's hard to see in the picture.
Stamps: Oh Boy! (Gina K); Birthday sentiment (PTI)
Paper: Pure Luxury Grass Green, Sweet Mango, White; DCWV All About Boys
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: button, Sakura stardust gel pen, crystal effects, ribbon, copics, nailheads

StampTV Free For All Friday

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Black and White

Whew! I placed my order for the new GinaK release. WOW, it is an awesome release.. I had to pick and choose... One of the challenges was to make a black and white card. That's it, no other colors allowed. I love black and white, but I usually add some red or silver.. but what the heck, I'll give it a shot. I used the Card Patterns sketch and I added a frame for the challenge from Our Creative Corner.
SURPRISE! I actually really like the way this turned out!

Stamps: Faithful Florals, You are Not Alone (GKD)
Paper: Pure luxury White, Black Onyx
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Pearls, Nestabilities

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Moxie Milton

Hee hee! I just tend to giggle when I see these Wild Rose stamps... They are just too cute! They stamp well and are so much fun to color. My friend Julie sells these at her store Paper and Such. Anyway, this is Milton with Daisy, isn't he just too much? I colored Milton with copics (surprise, surprise.. right?) and followed the layout for the second Paper and Such blog challenge.
I also used the Tuesday Trigger from Moxie Fab World as an inspiration on this card. The colors of the pyrex picture sort of called to me.
As you might know.. I have "issues" working with bright colors, so I saw the orange and red as a real challenge for myself. I also noticed that there was some patterns and brown/black included on the table, so the color scheme was born! Once you have the sketch, the image, and the colors, what's to stop you :-) I added a little texture to the brown panel with an impression plate and I made a flower to represent the flowers in the design on the pyrex as well.

Stamps: Milton with Daisy
Paper: Pure Luxury Sweet Mango, Red Hot, Dark Chocolate; DCWV Botanicals DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, Mini rolled rose die, ribbon, Impression plate (PTI)

Paper and Such
Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger

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Sympathy cards are NEVER fun for me to make...I like to try to have a small stash so I don't really have to make them as needed. So, thanks to one of the challenge blogs, I have been able to add another sympathy card to my little pile.
This is a combo of 3 challenges. I colored the brad in the center of the flowers with my copics so it would match. Other than that, I tried to make this card a little bright without being obnoxious..hopefully that worked!

Stamps: Fanciful Tags (Gina K)
Paper: So Saffron, White, Early Espresso, Real Red, Dandelion
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Ribbon,MS edge punch, Prima flowers, nestabilities

ColourQ Challenge #86


Raise the Bar #67

Thanks to all the challenge hostesses for providing inspiration! Thanks to all of YOU for visiting!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Challenge Time

Every once in a while, I get the urge to try some challenges so that I can get some mojo flowing. Today would be one of those days :-)
This card is way outside my comfort zone. I don't usually use bright colors... but having kids, I'm gonna need to learn! I used copics to color the images by Taylored Expressions. I just fell in love with the images in this set when I saw it on the site. This is actually one image and all 3 cars are connected, so it's really a train... BUT that didn't fit the sketch challenge. I split the image into 3. So now you know why the poor little sheep looks like he is flying in the air.. LOL

I got the color combo form the Just Us Girls challenge blog. It's neat to be able to combine challenges and see what you can really pull out of the box. This week's challenge was to use purple, blue, yellow, green, orange and red. Now I don't know about you, but that color combo just screamed spring to me...and voila!

Lastly, I used the recipe challenge from Critter Sketch Challenge to help me finish the card. I didn't follow the directions in the recipe exactly.. but I wanted to mention them becuase I did use the recipe :-) -- The challenge recipe was: to use 3 different solid colors- 2 buttons and 1 ribbon... so you see not exactly..but the inspiration is there!

Stamps: Hello Spring (TE)
Paper: Sweet Mango, Sweet Corn, Green Apple Pure Luxury; DCWV Cafe Mediterranean DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Sweet Plum
Accessories: Ribbon, buttons, copics


Just Us Girls #85

Critter Sketch Challenge #66

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Pirate Bear

Isn't he ADORABLE!!! This little cutie is from the newest Lili of the Valley stamp release! I made this card for one of the VSN challenges this past weekend.  The challenge was to combine tough and girly.  I figured that a soft cuddly bear and some pink would add some girly to that mean ol' pirate. The DP is part of a DCWV mat stack and shows part of a map.

Stamps: Liliofthe Valley
Paper: Kraft, Innocent Pink, DCWV Once Upon a Time
Ink: Memento Rich cocoa
Accessories: Copics, ribbon, rhinestones

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Into the sunset

Today's card doubles as my Mojo Monday entry and a VSN challenge. Our challenge was to create a card with a sponged background. I immediately thought of Theresa Momber
Theresa is so kind that she provides tutorials on nearly every card she posts. I took 3 of Theresa's tutorials and chose bits and pieces from each to create this card.

Stamps: Follow your Dreams, Aloha (Gina K)
Paper: Ivory, In the Navy Pure Luxury; DP - SU
Ink: Memento Black; Summer Sky, Angel Pink, Cantaloupe, Paris Dusk, Blue Danube, Rich Cocoa, Desert Sand
Accessories: Nailheads, Button, Nestabilities
Techniques: sponging

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Is It Moxie Fab??

Well hello. Today is my first try at a Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger challenge... I've seen and followed these Moxie Fab ideas for a while, but finally decided to bite the bullet and try my shot. This week's trigger is Royal Fun!

As you look at this picture,there is an awful lot to be inspired by. I went for the obvious... LOL

I went with the colors yellow and pink which are intended to showcase the yellow cake and the pink on the icing. I chose to use a criss-cross card to represent the pennants on the cake.

and in a slightly more obvious reference, I stamped a slice of cake on the bottom of the insert.

So what do you think? Is it Moxie Fab worthy?

Stamps: 100% Sweet (Gina K Designs)
Paper: Sweet Corn, Bubblegum Pink, White Pure Luxury (Gina K); Pink and white gingham DP (Amuse)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Memento Cantaloupe
Accessories: Copics, grosgrain ribbon, Cotton Candy Stickles, Buttons (Dress it Up), corner rounder

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

It's a good day!

Hi there!  It's a good day.  It's spring in Colorado!  With spring comes butterflies... hence the card I'm showing you today.  I made this for a VSN challenge to emboss vellum.  I dry embossed the vellum panel on the side with a butterfly stencil.  I also, heat embossed the vellum layer of the main image butterfly.  I really like the way the butterfly looks like it is about to take off! This is really a fairly CAS card... easy peasy to put together even with the fun techniques!

Stamps: Hope Grows (Gina K)

Paper: Gina K DP, Ocean mist, silver, Little Boy Blue
Ink: Memento
Accessories: pearls

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  I hope you all Enjoy your Day!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ultimate CAS

CAS, CAS, CAS... it does not get much easier than this.   The card is supposed to represent my dream.  Well, I have a lot of dreams, but it would totally be a dream to be in a cabin looking out on this view... dontcha think?

The image is just a sheet of DCWV designer paper.  I stamped the sentiment, attached to the base and voila! This is like a 3 minute card :-) 

Stamps: The Giving Tree (GKD)

Paper: White, DCWV
Ink: Tuxedo Black

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Friday, May 13, 2011


It's nice to know that Blogger is back up now. I didn't realize how much I needed my fix in the mornings. I had a little more oomph last night so I whipped up another card. This card features Mia, from the Wild Rose Studio line of stamps. I also got this cutie from Paper and Such.

I used some rhinestones on the cupcake. Her dress and bow are paper pieced and the rest of her was colored with Copics. I did use a little distress ink on the yellow panel to darken it just a touch so it would match the DP a little better. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Mia with Cupcake
Paper: Pure Luxury White, Red Hot, Sweet Corn; DCWV Hippie Chick DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Lady Bug Red; Distress Ink Old Paper
Accessories: Copics, Twinkling H20's, white gel pen, Nestabilities, rhinestones

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wild Rose

Wow, just wow!!! One of my friends has just opened up her very own online stamping store, Paper and Such
. The store carries the cutest new line of stamps from the UK, Wild Rose. I just got my first order today and immediately had to ink up little Toby. Isn't he adorable????

I colored him in with copics. The DP, pearls and ribbon are all from Paper and Such... speaking of ribbon.. I LOVE this pleated ribbon.

If you get a chance stop by and check out Paper and Such.. tell Julie, I sent ya! I'm submitting this for the first Paper and Such challenge as well.. Check them out for a chance to win a GC to the store.

Thanks for visiting.

Stamps: Toby and Butterfly (wild rose studio)
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate, White (Gina K); MME Hattie DP
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories: Chocolate Pearls, May Arts Ribbon, Copics, Sakura Stardust gel pen

Friday, May 6, 2011

ARGH Me Matey's - be lookin' for some treasure....

This is a fun little card that I made for my mini VSN Challenge on SCS. I created the sketch.. my first one! It was really fun... I found this treasure chest on digital delights by Louby Loo... I'm kind of starting to "get" this whole digital image thing. I colored the image with Copics. I let my daughter pick out the first color and then went from there! Of course there is bling, because it is a treasure chest after all :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: digital delights by Louby Loo
Paper: chocolate, kraft, gold
Accessories: recollections stones, dress it up buttons, copics, copic spicas, stickles