|Stamps: Sanded BG, Wild About You|
|Paper: So Saffron, Petals and Paisleys DSP, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Basic Black|
|Ink: Basic Grey, So Saffron, Always Artichoke|
|Accessories: Always Artichoke Ribbon, Scallop Punch, Spiral Punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch|
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
color challenge just happens to be colors I could use to do that too! The colors today are Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, and So Saffron. The tag is done by putting versamark all over the card stock and a layer of silver embossing powder. I then add another layer. I have the set I want to impress already with versamark ink on it. I keep the gun on the embossing powder to keep it wet and press the stamp in until it cools, just a matter of seconds. I then remove and punched in the shape I wanted. The star and tag are popped up with pop up glue dots. The star was stamped in So Saffron and then I used markers to put color around the edges.
|Stamps: Dotted BG, Star Studded Season, Define your life|
|Paper: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise,So Saffron, Whisper White|
|Ink: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Versamark|
|Accessories: Silver EP, Red Eyelets, Ticket Corner Punch, 5/8" Real Red Grosgrain, Key Tag Punch, Cutter Kit for distressing, Crop-a-dile, Silver Elastic Cord|
Monday, October 29, 2007
One of my friends had a birthday party for her father this weekend. She asked if I had a card that she might be able to give him. This is what I came up with. I used the cracked glass technique on his age. You can find a tutorial for it here. It also just happens to be the Technique challenge for today. This is also a side hinge card. The edge is scored and sealed together with sticky strip tape.
|Stamps: Headline Numbers, Sanded, Baroque Motifs, It's Your Birthday.|
|Paper: Basic Grey, Whisper White, Basic Black|
|Ink: Going Grey, Basic Grey, Versamark|
|Accessories: Grey Taffeta, Ticket CornerPunch, Glassy Glaze Embossing Powder, Hodge Podge Hardware, Horizontal Slot Punch|
Friday, October 26, 2007
I am still in the need of more kids cards. So today's Limited Supplies Challenge on SCS we were not suppose to use any sentiment on the outside of the card, just a number. I just finished a great 70th birthday card for a friend to give her father, but I put Happy Birthday on the front so it would not fit the challenge. I have it saved to upload when my schedule is too busy to make something new. I took my card outside to get good light for a picture and it started raining. So the color does not look very vibrant. I figure with this card I can change the number to any age. The 4 is popped up on dimensionals. Since I got the crop-a-dile, I am addicted to using eyelets so that is the embellishment I chose.
|Stamps: Wild About You, Headline Numbers|
|Paper: Real Red, Glorious Green, Only Orange, Basic Black, Yoyo Yellow, Whisper White|
|Ink: Real Red, Glorious Green, Only Orange, Basic Grey, Yoyo Yellow|
|Accessories: Bold Bright Eyelets, Basic Eyelets, Crop-a-dile|
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Today's Challenge on SCS was the Ways to use it challenge. It was to use masking in some way. There are numerous ways to mask images. This card was actually a cased (copy and steal everything) card of one of my own. I was tempted to add the sentiment but decided I had it all the way around the edge and that was enough. The popped up pumpkin is watercolored with re-inkers and the aquapen on Whisper White card stock. It is mounted with a pop up glue dot.
|Stamps: Autumn harvest, Holidays and Wishes|
|Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White|
|Ink: Black Stazon, Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery|
|Accessories: Brayer, Earth Elements Eyelets, Crop-a-dile, Photo Corner Punch, Very Vanilla 5/8" Grosgrain, Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain|
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
So with today's Sketch challenge I decided to do a child's card. I am always in the need of them and never have enough already made. I am by nature a hoarder of embellishments...I am trying to force myself to use more of what I have already bought. I love the wide grosgrain but tend to not use it because I do not want it used up. Since I bought the Crop-a-dile and found how easy it is to use I had to get all of the eyelets. Well, eyelets are not that expensive so they now make a great and easy addition to a card. I use my tool kit grid to mark where I want them and it takes seconds to fasten them in place. I was shying away from the elephant since I could never get an even stamp with him. My son then reminded me that he has never seen an even shaded real elephant...
|Stamps: Dotted Background, Wild About You|
|Paper: Basic Grey, Whisper White, Glorious Green, Only Orange|
|Ink: Basic Grey, Glorious Green, Real Red, Only Orange|
|Accessories: Bold Brights 1 & 2 Brads, Basic Eyelets|
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Sorry not a lot of time today...off to another Dr Appointment. The next 3 weeks are full of them! This is for today's Color Challenge on SCS.
|Stamps: Baroque Motiffs, Holy Triptych|
|Paper: Purely Pomagranate, Basic Grey, Soft Sky|
|Ink: Purely Pomagranate, Basic Grey|
|Accessories: Tool Kit for Piercing, Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads, Purely Pomagranate Dbl Stitched Ribbon, Soft Sky Dbl Stitched Ribbon|
Friday, October 19, 2007
This was made for yesterday's Ways to Use it Challenge. The challenge was to make something using wood. I am trying to only make things that I will put to use. So I looked around and found an unused case of clipboards in my cabinet. I decided to make one. Then I thought "What am I going to make it for?" I thought they would be nice guest gifts for my 8 yr old's birthday party tomorrow. (Only a month late, life is busy!) So then I had to get out 5 more for all the boys coming.I decided to stamp right on the wood to keep the western look. The paper is the Soft Sky Print paper stamped over with Sanded in Close to Cocoa. The scallops were made with the corner rounder. It is cover over (all but the ribbon) with Mod Podge. I hope the boys like them!
|Stamps: Bronc Buster, Starstruck, Headline alphabet, Sanded|
|Paper: Soft Sky Print DSP, Chocolate Chip|
|Ink: Craft Inks - Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa|
|Accessories: Punches- Corner Rounder, Snow Blossom, Star, Ribbons- Twill, Tape, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain, Soft Sky Double Stitched, Mod Podge|
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Well, I had a request from a friend for a card for her daughter's 6th Birthday. I had the quilt card in mind and what I could do to it to make it more of a card for a little girl. So I did the same exact thing as I did for this card. I embossed the flower from Doodle this and cut it out. I attached it with a rhinestone brad and a glue dot for dimension. She loved it, which makes me very happy!
|Stamps: So Many Sayings Hostess set, Doodle This|
|Paper: Basic Black,Prints DSP-Almost Amethyst, Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, So Saffron|
|Ink: Basic Black, Versamark|
| Accessories: Twill tape, Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon, Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon, Apricot Appeal Grosgrain, Certainly Celery Grosgrain, Rhinestone Circle brad, Black Embossing Powder, Glue Dot|
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I stamped stars with the So Saffron ink on the Twill tape. I inked the star with So Saffron and then took the Ruby Red marker around the edge. This was made for today's Sketch Challenge.
|Stamps: Canvas BG, Star Studded Season, Doodle This|
|Paper: Ruby Red, So Saffron, Whisper White|
|Ink: Ruby Red, So Saffron|
|Accessories: Spritzer, Twill Tape|
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Today's challenge on SCS was the Color Challenge. These colors were chosen in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month. We were allowed to use anything pink that we wanted. I went for the Bold Brights. They were the first colors I bought and now the ones I forget about... I used the corner rounder to round the corners of the Photo Corner Punch. This was not my idea...I saw it on a card somewhere and loved it so I had to give it a try.
|Stamps: Label Classics, It's Your Birthday, Bugs Kisses|
|Paper: Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Whisper White|
|Ink: Pink Passion, Pixie Pink|
|Accessories: Very Vanilla 5/8" Grosgrain dyed with Pink Passion Re-inker, Horizontal Slot Punch, 3/16" Corner Rounder, Photo Corners Punch, Fire Circle Rhinestone Brads|
Monday, October 15, 2007
I've seen this layout so much lately I just had to use it. It is a simple yet out of the ordinary layout. I'll give you a sneak peak at next month's SU special. It will have to do with buying designer paper and getting some free. So today I am using some of my designer paper. The hardest part is deciding which side to use. I tried to keep it simple today as it is Monday and I have 5 kids asking me a million questions about school. The half circle was made with the Coluzzle. The pierced edges are suppose to resemble the pattern in the paper. I probably should of just left it pierced...I put a mini glue dot in the center of the flower and dumped some Dazzling Diamonds on it. I stamped the image and colored in in very diluted ink and aqua pens. I love the Rose Red DSP with the Purely Pomegranate
|Stamps: Doodle This|
|Paper: Rose Red Prints DSP, Purely Pomegranate|
|Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi|
|Accessories: Tool Kit for Piercing, Coluzzle Circle, White Gel Pen, Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon, Mini Glue Dot, Dazzling Diamonds|
Friday, October 12, 2007
A few weeks ago our demo magazine, Stampin' Success came in the mail. They showed us how to make these cute ornaments with the scallop punch. I decided I wanted to make them with the center punched out. I decided I wanted a star in the center. I embossed first, punched the star and then the scallop. I lined them up, adhered one side and folded to line up the next. I only put adhesive on one half of one side. I did this until all 5 were attached. I attached the elastic cord with CE and held pressed until stuck. I did not want to waste the stars I had punched out so I took 3 of them and added another cord to the bottom and hung it from there.
These are so fun, You have to give them a try!! They are very easy!
These are so fun, You have to give them a try!! They are very easy!
|Stamps: Baroque Motifs|
|Paper: Basic Black|
|Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Gold elastic cord, Star punch, Scallop Punch|
Thursday, October 11, 2007
So today's challenge on SCS was the Ways to Use it Challenge. The challenge was to make it sparkle with as much glitz and glam that you could. This card is in memory of my favorite Bling travel mug that was broke when I fell down the stairs on Monday... The background is done on Glossy cardstock. The Dazzling Diamond Dust background is hard to photograph. I stamped the images I wanted, covered the whole sheet with versamark and Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and then heated. The scalloped edges were done with the corner rounder and then ran through the crimper.
I stamped the flower off once before stamping on the cardstock to give it one lighter tone. I then stamped the word Cherish in craft in and embossed with clear embossing powder. At first I had just pierced around each scallop. I then decided I wanted to add more bling. I just happen to have a container of purple and clear bling for my cell phone in my drawer. I backed it up with a Mellow Moss scallop and mounted with a pop up glue dot.
I added the photo corner punch at the last minute. I thought that corner was missing something. I decided it needed to be crimped also since the rest of the card had dimension, flat just would not do. I just had to add one more piece of bling.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Today's Sketch Challenge was another great one! This card is nothing near what I had intended. I had planned on making a card today with lot of cutting, layers and embellishments. I had started cutting and thought "Oh, I want to try this with embossed resist" Well, that changed the whole card. Once I had finished the main image I wanted it more simple. I embossed the image with versamark and clear embossing powder. I then stamped the Sanded Background over it and wiped off the image. I sponged some Chocolate Chip ink around the edges.
|Stamps: Bronc Buster, Bronco Wheel, Sanded Background|
|Paper: Creamy Carmel, Chocolate Chip|
|Ink: Creamy Carmel, Chocolate Chip, Versamark|
|Accessories: Tool Kit for Piercing, Vintage Brads,|
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
So after making so many cards for our Home school group I am in a school mood. So when I saw today's color challenge (River Rock, Basic Black, Basic Gray) all I could think of was to do a school card. I will probably end up mounting this on a bigger card later and using for the home-school group. I had to keep it simple today as I took a fall down the stairs yesterday and I am pretty banged up and sore. So I am back to bed after posting this! The kids know school comes to me today. The round tab punch was punched, edged with basic gray and then stamped. I then punched just the edge on black and adhered on the top of the River Rock.
|Stamps: Sanded Background, Elementary Essentials, Short and Sweet|
|Paper: Basic Black, Basic Gray, River Rock|
|Ink: Basic Black, Basic Gray|
|Accessories: Black Eyelet, Crop-a-dile, Basic Gray Taffeta, Round Tab Punch|
Monday, October 08, 2007
Well, I needed another thank you card for our Home school group. We took a trip to see the fire station and Ambulance station. This one was made for the Ambulance ladies who gave us a great tour! I saw this idea with ribbon and thought it would be nice if I used my designer paper scraps. The words "big" and "you" are from the set Short and Sweet. They originally say "Wish Big" and "Thank you" I used the marker to get just the section that I wanted.
|Stamps:Short and Sweet, Headline Alphabet|
|Paper: So Saffron, Petals and Paisley, Always Artichoke, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink|
| Ink: So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black |
| Accessories: Scallop Punch, Brass Jumbo Eyelet, Crop-a-dile, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Tool kit for piercing, White gel pen, Apricot Grosgrain, Snow Blossom Punch|
Friday, October 05, 2007
Once again life got in the way. The kids had an early dentist appointment yesterday. We drive an hour one way for that and with 5 kids we make the day of it. Our Home school group had a trip to a fire department this morning and then a picnic lunch at the park. By the time we got home I had to run one of my son in for band lessons. The joy of bing a Mom!! Thankfully the challenges for yesterday and today were simple enough to combine to on card. Yesterday's challenge was the Ways to Use It Challenge. We were suppose to use the twill tape. I seem to always grab the ribbon which is kept in the same place as the twill. I need to use it more. Today's challenge was the Limited Supply Challenge. It was to use some designer paper. We could use any embellishment or paper but he only stamps we could use was a sentiment. So this is what I came up with. I was going for a quilt look. It was rather easy. I just used the 3/4" square punch to get the squares and thankfully I had the right amount of colors to make one row across. Off to yet another event tonight...someday I may get to stay home!
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
This card was made for today's Sketch challenge. These challenges are a great way to make you think further. I think they have really helped me come up with layouts I would of never thought of myself. I'm still trying to use more of the wide grosgrain so that helped me decide what colors I wanted to use. I cut it all out first, besides the tab. After I decided my colors I thought this had to be a guy's card. Then I found a set that would match the sketch and went from there. The trees and HB are embossed and the HB is on a pop up glue dot. I used the spritzer and Bravo Burgundy marker to speckle the background
|Stamps: Weathered Background, Party Punch Hostess Set, Lovely Like a Tree|
|Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke|
|Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft and Classic, Burgundy marker|
|Accessories: Spritzer, Bravo Burgundy Wide Grosgrain, Twine, Burgundy Button, Clear Embossing Powder, Cutter kit on edges, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Designer Label Punch|
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Last night I spent the night with my 2 older boys and our Home Educators group dissecting rats. I hope to get pictures up there later this week. So this morning we needed a thank you card big enough for our group to sign. This is a full piece of card stock folded in half. I went to SCS to check out the Color Challenge for the day. So I went from there. The flowers are popped up on Glue dots.
|Stamps: Party Punch Hostess set, Baroque Motifs, Watercolor Vine, All in a Row|
|Paper: River Rock, Chocolate Chip|
|Ink: River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou|
|Accessories: Wide Chocolate Chip Grosgrain, Ticket Corner Punch, Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon, Designer Label Punch, Jumbo Eyelets, Scalloped Circle Punch, Twine|
Monday, October 01, 2007
Today's Technique challenge on SCS was to take an already designed card and just change the stamp set. I had designed the cowboy one for last month's stamp night. I have the bad habit of over cutting and had a lot of extra left over. This was a great challenge for me.
|Stamps: 1st-Baroque Motifs, 2nd-Sanded BG, Bronc Buster, Define Your Life|
|Paper: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou textured and non, River Rock, Soft Sky Prints DSP|
|Ink: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou|
|Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Jumbo Eyelets, Twine, Designer Label Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Double Stitched Blue Bayou Ribbon|