Sunday, December 5, 2010

sunday sketch at 365 cards

Over at 365cards today is a sketch. Of course this is my submission. I did change the sketch some but I do think that the card is still recognizable to the sketch. It is hard to see but I did stamp "season greetings" at the bottom to take place of one part of the sketch.
The poinsetta is a digital image that I colored with my copic markers. I needed that color therapy today and it did the trick!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sunday sketch

Over at 365cards last sunday was a sketch challenge. Here is my submission for that challenge. I am much more comfortable with these kind of challenges than the vintage style, though I will have to say what is a challenge if it's not out of your orginal comfort zone, right? BTW the mouse stamp is a digital image from Dustin_Pike. I colored him in with my copic markers and added sakura stardust on the trim and ball of his hat.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Vintage + Lace

Here is submisson for vintage + lace for 365cards.

vintage + dimensional sticker

Over at 365cards was the challenge vintage + dimensional sticker. I popped my scalloped circle up on pop dots. I also shimmered the Mr. and Mrs. with silver shimmer spritz.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

vintage + distressing

This is for day 269 over at 365cards. If I can be frank for the moment. I am finding this vintage to be HARD. Wow! This is quite challenging for me. I just don't seem to be getting it right in my opinion. Can't seem to place all the necessary stuff in the right places. Maybe I'm just not adding enought "stuff", I don't know what I'm doing wrong, I guess just keep trudging through.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

vintage + stamp

Over at 365cards the challenge is vintage style card + use a stamp. I completed a simple little thing with a simple little sentiment. Just a little note to say, I hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Well today over at 365cards is a challenge for vintage + stickpin. Well if you happen to have read my earlier post that was yesterdays challenge, you would know that I don't have vintage stuff floating around my office/craft room. Well when I got out of class this morning, I (shhhhhh, shhhhhh) went shopping! I did get a few sheets of paper that I would classify in this category. I also got the cute little tickets, and the sheer shimmer spritz. Oh, I fell in love
(which is not entirely unusual in Hobby Lobby)! I never used the spritz before, I think I may have went a little overboard. Live and Learn. I did, however, already have the pens and flowers, and filmstrip that you can make out on either side of my flower group. Vintage wasn't my style, but with a few added items it's not bad at all.
Over at 365cards was a sketch challenge.

Here is my submission.

Wow! The sketch didn't say it had to be vintage, but I wanted to try it. This was a considerable challenge since that is normally not my style and I do NOT have anything vintage style! So after a few tries this is what I finally came up with. The paper is the same sheet, patterned one side, solid on the other. I grabbed some lace and grungeboard (the key and the green and black thing behind the flowers. Painted the "leaves" green with scrapbooking colors and inked w/ some black to make is look antiqued. The key I inked up with versamark and embossed with bronze embossing powder, put some black on it also. The keyhole I drew on and embossed the same as the key, and drew the hole on top of the embossed area.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

some cards not posted yet.

The following card was a thanks card for a friend of my family, my children mostly, they ended up with quite a close relationship. The stamp is a digi from Dustin Pike. The 2 leaves are actually stickers that i thought added a little more to the card. I also added some ribbon with 2 leaf brads.
This ladybug card was for my niece who turned 1. I stamped and embossed the ladybugs, colored the wings with copic marker and added a computer generated message and some ribbon on 2 corners.
Cherish was a simple card for a wedding that we went to in the early fall. The top is patterned paper that simply did the trick in my book. I added 3 rhinestones in 2 of the corners. Took a ribbon and dragged out my sewing machine! I think the yellow thread gave the card just enough color. The stamp cherish I embossed with black sparkle embossing powder.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Christmas Hot Chocolate

Snowmen with blank ink.
Snowflakes on tag with Pearlescent Beige ink.
Uniquely stamped with Lettuce color ink.
I finished these last night and found out this morning that they fit perfectly into todays challenge for day 256. The challenge is to use 3 different stamps using 3 different inks on those stamps. Done!
I found some hot chocolate packets that are Chocolate Mint and Chocolate Caramel. I thought those could make some cute gifts for the kids teachers, principle and secretary at their school. So I placed one of each packet in a ziplock baggie and made the topper for the bag. The snowman in a hot chocolate cup is a digital stamp from Dustin Pike (Once again, I just love his work). Of course my printer ink is black. I colored these with my copics and primacolor markers.
I put the digital image onto scrapbooking paper with some ribbon. Placed directions on the back of the labels and cut tags. Put a stamp on the directions and stamped the snowflakes on the tags and wrote the names of the receivers on each tag. Simple to do, didn't cost alot of money and hopefully they will enjoy their hot chocolate when recieved.

Friday, November 5, 2010

dragon sitting on cake

I believe this counts for 365 cards here.

August challenge - inspired by your own blog. The ribbon in knots is on the edges of my blog. Just wait for the peach color to turn brownish. If you scroll down to where the top isn't faded it is easier to see.

September challenge - quite a pair. Blossom and a brad in the center of your card. I counted this as one element since it was part of the challenge.

October challenge - Friday pick 5. Pick any 5 items for your card. 1. patterned paper 2. digi stamp from Dustin Pike 3. copic markers 4. ribbon 5. flower with brad. This is what I was talking about counting the blossom and brad as one.

This is for a little 3 year olds birthday party. Happy Birthday!

ETA: This card won Spotlight Designer for day 250 over at 365cards.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


This card was made for my kids great grandma. Distressing is something I normally shy away from because I'm afraid of messing it up. Over at the challenge is to pull out a technique that you normally don't do.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Fall birthday card

Over at day 223 is ad inspired. Heidi picked the ad below. As you can tell I have pumpkins and leaves and of course the fall colors since thats what pumpkin season makes me think of. This birthday card will be going to my mother in law since Monday is her birthday. At least she doesn't look on this blog! Update: October 11. This card made the card of the week over at 365 cards. Yippee! First time I ever won something for my creations.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

howling wolf

This is for todays day 94 combo card at My 3 days from March, April and May are....
1. Day 25- Do it yourself. You cant really tell in the photo but I glittered my own brads along w/ the white stars.
2. Day 53 - Front, back and everything in between.
3. Day 85 - Flora and Fauna. Wolf and Evergreen trees.
I think that this card is going to be a Birthday Card for my father-in-law. So there will be a box covering a paw print or two that will read happy birthday.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

365 challenge day 46

At today is a white space challenge. Here is my take on it.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Get Well

OK. Now on to the less exciting part, or maybe the more exciting part, since I am going to tell you where to find this owl. The owl is a digistamp from Dustin_Pike. This card is going to Delia, the reason the 3 owls are free, read a couple post down to understand on dustins site.
I've done 6 challenges with this card...
1. Pile it on -- flowers
2. creative card crew -- get well
3. digital tues. challenge -- Girlie (flowers, ribbon and bow, the pattern paper is also glittered)
4. 365 cards -- sketch
5. A spoonful of sugar -- springtime
6. tanda stamps -- quick and cute

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Polar bear snow scene

WOW! I haven't been on here in forever. Thought I would post a card for yesterdays 365cards challenge. I completed this card then realized that it fit perfectly. The polar bear was an outline that was printed off the computer, colored with versa marker and clear embossed to ink resist. The trees is one stamp, 1/2 used on one side and the other 1/2 used on the other, versamarked and embossed also. Then I tore a post it note and brayered the water and used a post it note to brayer the sky. Used a prisma marker to make pawprints in the snow. Hope you like it. Back in November I went to a workshop to learn this technique held by Michelle_Zindorf.