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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

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fabulous Friday

WOW! I am so touched that I was selected as the Friday Featured Fan for the CPS Sketch Blog. I LOVE working with Sketches and this blog gives me a new sketch each week to work with! Sketches really give me a jumping off point for my cards.

For this card, I used the cute one of the cute little Pure Innocence girls. I colored her with Copics and she is popped up with a dimensional. Other than that, this card is pretty simple. I added some red gems to the sentiment to bring in a little of the red from the apple.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you check out the CPS blog...

Stamps:MFT PI Caramel Apple; GKD Autumn Splendor
Paper: Pure Luxury Sweet Mango, Little Boy Blue, Dark Chocolate; SU DP
Ink: Memento Tangerine and Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Squares, Twinkles

Monday, August 15, 2011

Poppy Love

Ok--corny I know... I can't help it!..  I got my newest order from Paper and Such this weekend and just had to make a card with the new set I got, Poppies.  I thought I would use it for a second card for the Paper and Such Challenge.  I had to try another one, because I was not overly thrilled with the last one ;-) 

I did use an image this time, but I still think that the sentiment is definitely the main focal point.  I stamped the poppy image directly onto the DP.  The sentiment is stamped on a Nestie from the Fancy Tags 2.  I used another tag from the same set to layer behind the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by...

Stamps: Poppies (Paper and Such)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Pure Luxury Smoky Slate, DCWV Immortal Love
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Nesties

A friend always knows...

The current challenge over at Paper and Such is to make a sentiment the focal point of your card. This is the first card I made. I used the sentiment from Song in My Heart. I also got to break in my new to me Nesties -Lattice Rectangles. Can you tell I love my nesties? My friend Lee was going through withdrawls this week because her CB broke... If there was ever a reason to have multiple cutting machines THAT is it! The sentiment was stamped with versamark and then the ink. Once stamped, I used clear embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Song in My Heart (Paper and Such)
Paper: Pure Luxury Kraft, Green Apple, Hattie (MME DP)
Ink: Versamark, Memento Bamboo Leaves, Rich cocoa
Accessories: Nestabilities Labels 10, Lattice rectangles, Clear Emboss powder

Friday, August 12, 2011

Sunny Birthday

I love Sunflowers. They are just such a pretty flower. When I saw this week's CPS sketch and the fact it was being sponsored by flowersoft... I knew I had to incorporate flowers! The card I came up with is CAS, CAS, CAS...

Please pretend that you can see the gorgeous sunflower stamps that are covered by my less than stellar use of the flower soft :-). I took the sketch below and made it into a 1 layer card. The sunflower stamps are from the Flowersoft set Flowers and Foilage series 1. I used the Autumn Flower Soft on the petals and Meadow in the center. The sentiment is from Gina K's Bold and Beautiful stamp set. I inked the words separately with a Memento Marker -- and stamped them in the locations of the back panels of the sketch.

I have made myself a promise to rewatch videos and learn how to use the flower wire effectively. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 5, 2011

May Winter come soon!

I've been cranking out some cards.. it's meant some late nights, but it's fun!!! Granted, since I've actually been creating, I've forgotten to update the blog... I know... strange...

This is a card I made for some of the Dare to Get Dirty challenges on SCS. This card actually covers 4 different challenges. My little snowman is covered in Polar White Flower soft. The snow man himself is 11 separate pieces (I think). It's one of the Cut and emboss folders from provocraft... let me tell you.. I have never been so happy for the quickie glue pen.. It was perfect for those teeny tiny pieces. His eyes are pearls, nose is twinkles, mouth is rhinestones. His hat , arms and pipe are colored with Copic Spica pens.

I was really scared of trying to make a center-step card that I found on SCS, but it was easier than it looked and it's such a fun little fold. I'll have to re-use this one for sure!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Stamps: SU Sentiment, CHF Trees BG
Paper: Pure Luxury In the Navy, Silver linen, Moonlit Fog, Layering White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, London Fog
Accessories: Snowflakes EF, buttons, Spellbinders - Fancy Tag, Lacey Circles, Standard Circles; Provocraft Snowman Cut and Emboss, Flower soft, Smooch Spritz, Silver ribbon, Blue Silk ribbon, Black Pearls, Red Rhinestones, Orange twinkles, Copic Spica Black and Chocol
Techniques: center-step card

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Birthday time

After much deliberation and mind changing.. DD decided she wanted to have Ariel, her favorite princess...this week, on her birthday invitations. Mind you, this is after I spent more money than I cared to, to get Hello Kitty party favors since it was going to be Hello Kitty... *sigh*, *smile*.

So, we are having an Ariel party with Hello Kitty favors.. that's just the way it's gonna be! Anyway.. I borrowed DD's Ariel stamp for the invites. I colored her with copics and then used nestabilities lacey circles (my FAVORITE) and standard circles to pop up the image. Easy Peasy... and she was happy with them, so I guess alls well that ends well :-)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Ariel (Clear stamp)
Paper: Pure Luxury Heavy White, Layering White, Ocean Mist; Water and Bubbles Disney DP (EK Success)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copics, pop-dots