Friday, December 26, 2008
So everyone have a wonderful New Years and I will see you in 2009! I hope you stop by I have some new ideas in store for the new year. Do you have any "New Years resolutions"?
Happy Crafting and I hope you have a safe and happy New Year!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Have you made any Get Well cards? How about any new challenges you would like to see? We are always looking for new ideas. Anyone want to join in with us feel free. How is your Christmas planning going? Are you all done shopping?
Friday, December 19, 2008
This week's fun-filled Friday challenge was no stamping! Here is what I came up with.
To make this card I started with the tree rub on. I put it on the red card stock and cut it out. Next I layered that on black card stock. Then I put a rub on border on red. And put my layered image on this piece. Then I added the glittery sentiment to a black piece of card stock. The sentiment was also a rub on. Then I glued my layered image above the sentiment and trimmed it so that there was a small border of black around my image. Then I glued the whole piece to my A2 card base. Next I added little gems that came with one of my rub on packages. This card was super quick - which was perfect with all of the holiday running around I had to do. Of course to make alot of these would be costly with all the rub-ons.
Supplies: K & Co Rub ons, Archivers Card stock.
Don't forget to stop by and see Jen's card for this week.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Have you made any "non-stamping" projects? I would love to see what you came up with. Any big holiday plans this week? Do you have any new challenge ideas you would like to see?
Friday, December 12, 2008
This week was to make a "winter" themed card. I decided to use one of my Riley stamps. And I got this new snow-like glitter that I was itching to use. Since I am at my parents and it snowed here, I was in a "snowy" mood. I also was a little limited on supplies because I could only bring so much with me to Minnesota. So here is Riley:
To make this card I started by stamping my image with black ink and colored it in with Prismacolor pencils blended with Gamsol. Then I added flakes of snow from Martha Stewart's Winter Snows Glitter Pack. They look like little flakes! I love them! Anyways then I set that aside to dry. I then ran a piece of light blue card stock through my Cuttlebug using my Snow Dots embossing folder. I then layered my embossed card stock on a greenish-blue card stock and glued that to my darker blue A2 card base. I then added some glitter to the embossed snowflakes (I don't have any sentiments at my mom's so I thought I'd add some glitter). Once all my snowflakes and glitter were dry I took my image and layered it on darker blue, then light blue, then greenish-blue card stock. Then I glued my layered image to the upper center of my card.
- stamp - Carrying tree Riley by Hanna Stamps
- card stock - Bazzill
- miscellaneous - Cuttlebug and Snow Dots embossing folder, Martha Stewart snow and glitter, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, ATG gun.
So what do you think? Did I get carried away with the snow? Hope you enjoyed this card. I also would love to see what you have been making. I have some big plans for my blog in the new year! I hope you like the changes. Let me know if there is anything you would like to see.
To make this card I stamped my image with black ink and colored it in with Prismacolor pencils blended with Gamsol. Then I added different types of glitter from Martha Stewart's Winter Snows glitter pack. I used one kind for the beard, another for the hat trim, a third for the flakes of snow falling, and a fourth for the snow around the base. (I also managed to make my table look quite festive with all this glitter). Then I set that aside to dry. I then ran red and green cardstock through my Cuttlebug using the Argyle embossing folder. Then I cut a 1 1/2" strip of the green and glued it to the red - I tried to line up the patterns. I then glued that pice to a 4"x51/4" piece of black cardstock. Next, I glued the layered pieces on my green A2 card base. I then took my dry Riley and layered him on black. Then I glued my layered image on the left side of the card. Next I stamped my "merry Christmas" sentiment on green and cut it out and glued it so it slightly overlapped my image.
- stamps - Santa Chimney Riley by Hanna Stamps, Merry Christmas by Hampton Arts.
- card stock - The Paper Company
- miscellaneous - Cuttlebug and Argyle embossing folder, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, Martha Stewart glittler and snow, ATG gun, black VersaFine ink
I must admit I bought Christmas cards to send out to friends and family - except a few of my stamping friends. I would not feel right giving my close stamping friends store bought cards. Thank goodness I don't have tons of close stamping friends! A couple years ago I made all of our cards and it was close to 100 in a month - it wore me out! I might use this one for a few of my friends. I hope they like Riley!
Merry Christmas and Happy Stamping,
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Hope you decide to play along! Do you have any fun Santa memories? Or Christmas memories you would like to share? I have somewhere a super cute picture of my sister and I sitting on Santa's lap. I have the silliest face. She is 6 years older than me but we always sat on Santa's lap together. We even went a couple times when we were older. I wonder if I could get her to go this year and surprise my mom with a picture. ha ha ha...
I don't know if you are a Tim Holtz fan, but he has been showing some great techniques I can't wait to try on his blog. He is doing a 12 days of Christmas tags series and giving away goodies every day! If I get daring, maybe I'll finally put some of these techniques to work for this week. (Big IF).
Make sure you stop by Friday to see what we came up with. And as always feel free to play along.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Happy crafting and hope you have a productive day!
Stay tuned and thanks for understanding
Sunday, November 30, 2008
I can't believe it's December already! Geesh where has the year gone? Since it's my week to give the challenge I decided something with a Winter theme. So something dealing with snow, cold, ice, snowmen whatever.
So how are you doing with you holiday shopping? I usually end up finishing up at the last minute, even though I tell myself every year I am gonig to get it done early. Thankfully I don't have as many gifts to buy this year.
Friday, November 28, 2008
- Stamp - House Mouse Morning Kick Start #HMIR1014
- Card Stock - Bazzill
- Miscellaneous - Cuttlebug and swirls embossing folder, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, ATG gun
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Jen's turn for our fff challenge. This week she is challenging me to put my House Mouse stamps to use. These little mice are so cute! I love how fuzzy they look, and they have the most adorable faces. I think I know exactly what stamp I am going to use. I'm thinking something to warm us up.
Do you have any House Mouse stamps? I would love to see what you have made with them. Do you have a favorite stamp or mouse? If so which one?
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I got back into swapping over at the Shack. Since it's always difficult for me to come up with sympathy cards I joined a Sympathy card swap to challenge myself and to get some ideas from the cards I get back.
Boy did I struggle with this one. I never know if flowers are too cheery, or the colors I pick not somber enough. I finally just sat down and forced myself to start. I was pretty happy with what I came up with, BUT I don't know if they fit for a sympathy card. Here is what I came up with: (If the layout looks familiar, that's because it is. After I made these I used this layout to create my Riley card last Friday.)
To make this card I started with my image. I stamped it on plain white card stock using black ink. I colored it with my Prismacolor pencils and used a colorless blender pencil to shade - I have only tried this a couple times before and was very happy with the outcome. Then I used my Marvy Uchida Giga scallop oval punch to cut out the image. I then used red ink to ink the edges. Next I cut two small slits at the bottom of the flowers and threaded black ribbon through and tied it in a knot. Next I cut a piece of red card stock to 2 1/2" x 5 3/8". Next I used my Martha Stewart Lattice border punch on both of the longer sides. Then I cut a puce of black card stock to 4 1/8" x 5 3/8". I then glued my red strip to the lower portion of the black card stock. I then used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp my sentiment along the red strip. Next I used my border punch again to punch both of the upper corners of the black card stock. Then I added 3 red brads above the red strip of card stock. I then glued that to my red A2 size card base. Finally I added my image to the left portion of the card.
- Stamps - image by Inky Antics; sentiment by All Night Media
- Card stock by DCWV (Die Cuts With a View)
- Inks - black VersaFine; red Colorbox Cat's Eye ink
- Embellishments - brads by JoAnn Craft Essentials; ribbon by Offray; punches - Martha Stewart Lattice Border punch; Marvy Uchida Giga Scallop Oval punch
- Miscellaneous - Prismacolor pencils and colorless blender pencil
Friday, November 21, 2008
I started by stamping my Riley image on plain white card stock using black ink. Then I colored it with my Prismacolor pencils blended with Gamsol. I then used my Marvy Uchida Mega scallop circle punch and punched him out. Then I inked the edges of the scallop with brown ink. Next I punched out the Giga scallop circle in orange and inked those edges in brown too. I then centered my image on the giga circle. I then took some brownish red card stock and cut it to 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" and used my Martha Stewart Lattice border punch along the bottom and the top corners. Next, I wrapped a piece of brown 7/8" ribbon around the center of the card stock. I then used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up my "happy thanksgiving" sentiment and stamped that in the lower right corner using the brown ink. Next I added 3 orange brads above the sentiment. Then I glued my layered image to the left side of card. I then took my orange A2 card base and inked the edges in brown. Finally I added my card front to the A2 card base.
- Stamps - Turkey Riley by Hanna Stamps; sentiment by Stampabilities (ER1068)
- Embellishments - brads by unknown (sorry I don't remember where I got them); ribbon by Wrights 7/8" brown
- Ink - VersaFine black; Memories art print brown
Here is a close up of my coloring :
I really had fun with this image. I can't wait to start using the rest of my Riley's.
Well, how is your Holiday planning going? I haven't started my shopping yet, but thank goodness I don't have a ton to buy. I am very excited we are going to visit my parents for Thanksgiving. It will be a short trip, but I can't wait. It's funny I have never been out of Michigan for a holiday before. My parents have spend every Thanksgiving alone since they moved so I am very happy to be able to spend the day with them.
I am hoping to get some crafting done in the next few days so I can have some blog posts for you next week. Did you make any Thanksgiving cards this year? If so I would love to see them. Leave me a link to your creation. Any challenge suggestions for me? I could use some! I love hearing from you.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I am so excited this past Thurs my DH surprised me with an iPod Touch. The whole thing started a few months ago when I decided I wanted an mp3 player or something for music when I work out. Then I got to talking with one of my girlfriends (who is a marathoner) about how Nike and iPod have these shoes that will calculate your speed and distance and download it to your iPod. So I started looking at iPods. I don't think I will get the Nike's though. Then my DH started looking and decided the touch has wifi and a bunch of other stuff so if I'm gonna do it might as well do it right. He is a bit of a tech geek so he really researched it. I almost got the iPhone, but the extra $30 a month right now on our phone bill would be tight.
Anyways I was so excited with it I haven't been able to put it down. Since we have wireless Internet at home I have been constantly on the Internet on my iPod. I stayed up until 5:30 in the morning playing away.
Any other iPod users out there? Got any favorite aps you would like to share with me? How about any tips? I got a power inverter so I didn't have to use just my computer to re-charge it - anything else I'll "have to have"? I love that it has Facebook! (I'm hooked on that too)
Monday, November 17, 2008
Here is here card. I loved the colors she used and how the whole card turned out. Traci is also a member on the Shack. I got to meet Traci at Shackapalooza this past April and am looking very forward to seeing her next year! Thanks for playing along Traci!
Well, Jen and I have been debating whether or not to continue with FFF after the new year. Let me know what you think? I am sure we would still challenge each other, but just might not make any deadlines or anything. Do you have any suggestions? Anything you might like to see on my blog monthly/weekly/daily? Let me know .... my New Year's resolution is to become a regular blog poster instead of my current posting. I know I can do it! ha ha ha
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Since next Thursday is Thanksgiving I decided our them for the week should be just that - Thanksgiving. I know it might be a little tight to mail to someone, but lets see what we come up with. Maybe I should have made a "black Friday" themed! If you aren't familiar with it black Friday is, it's the day after Thanksgiving with all the huge sales. I know they are really big here.
When I was a child, I used to love Thanksgiving because everyone would come over to our house and my parents would cook for all of us. It was everyone from my mom's side of the family. Oh the memories of sitting at the Kiddie table. My dad's stuffing is my favorite - I could eat just that. YUM! Since my parents moved out of state Thanksgiving hasn't been the same. Actually, not much has been the same, but this year we are going to visit them for Thanksgiving and I am very excited - so are they.
Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Do you have any family traditions you always look forward to? What's your favorite dish? Do you partake in any of the Black Friday shopping?
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Crafting,
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I joined a swap over at the Shack where we swap tea bag so we can try different flavors of tea. We had to either add some tea related stamped images or somehow decorate up our tea bags. Here is what I came up with:
I got the idea from Splitcoaststampers. I don't have an actual link to the template but I found it by searching for Tea bag holders. I (amazingly) remembered what the measurements were so I didn't have to look it up again. My mind isn't always the greatest:)
I started by cutting card stock to 4.5" x 9.75". Then I used my Score-Pal to score it at 3.25", and 6.5" on the longer side (obviously). Next I measured 1" from the bottom of the 4.5" side on the far right. Then I cut from the 6.5" score line to the 1" mark. This created an angled edge on the paper. I then glued that angled edge along the bottom and 1" side and folded it in toward the score line. Next I folded my other score. This gave me a little pocket card. (hope that makes sense) Next I stamped my image and colored it in with Prismacolor pencils blended with Gamsol. Then I used a square punch to cut out all my colored images. (we have to send in 14 for the swap). Then I inked the edges of the image with blue chalk ink. Then layered the image on pink card stock then again in green just using a photo corner punch on the upper right and lower left corners. Then I punched blue scallop square using my Marvy Uchida Giga punch and centered my layered image on that. I then cut a piece of pattern paper 4.125" x 3.125" and inked the edges of that with a pink or green chalk ink. I then glued the pattern paper to the center of the 3.25" x 4.5" card base. Then I stamped the sentiment (using my Stamp-a-ma-jig) to the lower portion of the pattern paper. I then added my layered image above the sentiment. Finally, I put my Vanilla Caramel tea bag inside the pocket.
Here is what the card looks like open. Hope the girls in the swap enjoy the card and the tea:)
Supplies: stamps - image A Muse Artstamps "cup and saucer", sentiment - Stampabilities "warmest wishes"; card stock - Bazzill; pattern paper - K & Co.; ink - VersaFine black, Colorbox chalk inks pink, green, blue; Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol; Marvy Uchida Giga scallop square punch; tea - Bigelow Vanilla Caramel.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend! And Happy Crafting!
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs
5. Leave a message for your nominees.
So here are the 5 blogs I've nominated, in no particular order:
Chrissy's Creative Spot
(for being a faithful follower of my blog and always trying to play along with FFF)
(also for being a faithful follower of my blog and playing along with FFF)
Sunflowers and Dragonflies
(for being a very good friend and always inspiring me with amazing work and new techniques)
Running on Ink
(for her awesome artsy work - I wish I could create like this)
(for always having something stunning and elegant to post)
Thanks for being "Kreativ" bloggers and keeping me inspired!
Friday, November 14, 2008
To make this card I stamped my image on plain white card stock with black in and colored it in using my Prismacolor pencils blended with Gamsol. Then I used the scallop Nesties to cut out the image and layered it with a copper card stock then again with brown. Next I stamped my sentiment "May the blessing of the the season fill your heart and your home" on the gold card stock and layered that on brown. Next I stamped 3 leaves on different colors of card stock and cut each one out. Then I cut a piece of leaf pattern paper 5.25" x 5.25". I then glued the pattern paper to the center of my 5.5" x 5.5" card base. Next I glued my layered image to the upper left of the card, and the sentiment to the lower left. Finally I added my leaves to the right side.
Supplies : stamp - House Mouse, paper - DCWV, card stock - Bazzill, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Nesties, Marvy Uchida corner rounder.
Here is a close up of my image. I think he turned out so cute!
I again want to apologize for my delay. I hate when things get overly hectic. I do want to share with everyone that my DH surprised me with an iPod touch yesterday! I was so excited. I played with it all night. I knew I was getting one, but I didn't think until Christmas.
Stay tuned I plan on having another post this evening since I got a blog award!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Jen gave me this weeks theme and it's a favorite of hers fall themed! I know she LOVES fall and leaves. She has already made a few really cute fall/leave cards so I can't wait to see this one. I also enjoy fall. I think it's the way the leaves change colors and the air gets a bit crisp. The smell of fall is wonderful too! Ahhh.... I don't like spring just as much for the way the flowers start to bloom and smell and everything gets green. I enjoy the first few snow of winter, but then it gets old, and summer sometimes gets TOO HOT for me.
Do you have a favorite time of year? If so why? Hope you Fall lovers decide to play along with this challenge. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Happy Fun-Filled Friday! I must start off this week by saying WOW! What a time we all live in. I will admit I voted for McCain this election after much debating, but I feel very honored to have Obama as our President Elect. What an amazing election this was. There was so much emotion from both parties and both McCain's and Obama's speeches were very moving. I now hope we can move our nation in a better direction. I know being in the state of Michigan things are pretty rough here financially. Jobs being lost all the time, homes going into foreclosure, and people not knowing how to get out of this slump. I am ready for a new year full of new opportunities.
Ok off the political rant and on with the cards:)
This week I challenged Jen to make a card for Veteran's Day. I guess it was kind of fitting with the election too. Here is what I came up with:
To make this card I started with my image. I stamped it on plain white card stock with black ink and colored it with my Prismacolor markers. Then I cut the image out and layered it on red and then blue card stock. I then layered that on white Bazzill Bling card stock leaving the lower portion longer than the rest. Then I wrapped red and blue ribbon around the bottom of the white card stock. Next I cut a piece of red card stock to 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" and layered my layered image on the red card stock centered at the top. I then stamped the sentiment to the lower part of the red card stock. Finally I glued the whole card front to my 5"x7" card base.
Stamps : image - Serendipity Stamps, sentiment - All Night Media, Card stock : Bazzill, and Bazzill Bling, Ribbon : Offray, Misc : Prismacolor Markers.
This card was put to good use. My husband and I left it at the grave site of a friend of ours. We put it in a plastic baggie so hopefully it would last a little longer. It meant alot to my husband to use it for this purpose once he saw it. It was a very special moment for me.
Well I have to thank Blogger for having scheduled posting. This week I had to work a few extra days since I was off last week and with out being able to schedule posts I probably would not have gotten this one added! Don't forget to check out Jen's card.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I will be working so have fun for me!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Do you have any Vets in your family? A card is such a nice way to say thank you - don't you think? We also send packages to troops overseas around Christmas to thank them and show our support for all they do. Do you do anything for the military?
Make sure you check back Friday to see our card!
Friday, October 31, 2008
We got back from visiting my parents late last night. I am glad to be home after the looong drive, but I always hate leaving my Dad and Mom. I always feel kind of spoiled when I visit, since mom always has my favorite foods and treats:) I am finally rested and ready to get back to normal - well not really.
Since I didn't get to post my Fun Filled Friday Halloween creation earlier here it is:
To make this card I started with 2 pieces of pattern paper. I cut them to make a diamond pattern. Then I layered that on black card stock. I then glued that on to a 6x6 card base. Next I stamped the sentiment on orange card stock, and layered that on black. Then I glued a piece of ribbon along the bottom portion of the card and glued my layered sentiment on the center of the ribbon. Finally I added stickles to the pattern paper for some bling!
Supplies : paper by Heidi Grace, stamp by DRS Designs, ribbon by Retail Inc, card stock by Bazzill, stickles.
Hope you had a wonderful Halloween! I am being lazy and feel kind of bad I didn't have time to get candy to pass out to the kiddies. Oh well, there's always next year! How did you celebrate Halloween this year?
Sunday, October 26, 2008
So do you celebrate Halloween? It used to be one of my favorite holidays because you got to dress up and be anything you wanted for 1 day! Plus who can complain about free candy? Did you ever have a favorite costume? I think mine was when I dressed up as a harim girl. I loved that costume it was purple (which was my favorite color even back when I was a kid). Of course in Michigan we usually had to wear many layers under our costumes since Halloween is usually pretty chilly.
Check back Friday for some “spooktacular” cards. I can't wait to see your creations. Don't forget about my monthly blog candy.
Friday, October 24, 2008
To make this card I first stamped the image in black ink on plain white card stock. Then I colored the image in with my Prismacolor pencils and blended them with Gamsol. Next I cut the image and inked the edges in brown. Then I layered it on cream card stock then again on brown card stock. Next I cut a piece of cream card stock to 4"x5 1/4" and applied lemon juice by dipping my finger in it and rubbing it on the paper. Next I used my heat gun to dry the juice which turned it brown. (I didn't use much since I wasn't familiar with the technique yet so next time I would put a little more lemon juice). Next I inked the edges of the cream card stock in brown. Then I glued the cream card stock to the center of a brown A2 card base. I then cut 3 different ribbons, folded them in half and added them to the right side of the layered image to make tabs. Then I glued the image on the card in the upper left corner. Finally I stamped my sentiment in brown on the lower right corner of the card. Here is a close up of my image.
Supplies : Stamps - SU!, sentiment - Image Tree; Paper - Prismatics; Ribbon - Portfolia, Bobbie M. Designs; ink - Tim Holtz distressing ink, Memories art print brown, VersaFine black; Prismacolor pencils, gamsol.
What do you think? I don't know if I will be able to post much this week since I am going to be out of town, but I promise I am going to get some crafting done to share with you when I get back. Have you tried the lemon juice technique? Remember I am giving away monthly blog candy so if you did give this challenge a try remember to post a link to your design in the comments. Here is the link to information on my blog candy.
Well, hope you have a wonderful weekend and get lots of crafting done!
Monday, October 20, 2008
I sure hope the family members of the troops enjoy everyone's cards. I am dropping my box filled with cards at the Post Office today. What a great way to start the week:)
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Well, this morning we are heading over to my sister in laws. Her hubby is making us breakfast and we are going to look over their wedding pictures and watch their wedding DVD. Since my DH and I work midnights we decided a breakfast would work out much better than dinner.
Do you have any Sunday plans? Make sure you check in through out the week. Since my computer is back up and running (for now anyways). I am going to post some more challenges and creations.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Last week I challenged you all to make a Fall Themed card. What is more fall then apple picking??? So....here is what I made:
This card measured 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". I started by stamping my image on plain white card stock using black Versa Fine ink. I have found that Versa Fine ink works best for images with fine details. Next I colored the image with my Prismacolor pencils and blended them with mineral spirits. I then cut the image out and used a corner rounder on the upper right and lower left corner. I layered that image on red, then brown then grey card stock also rounding the coordinating corners as I went. Then I cut a piece of red card stock to 5"x5". Next I cut a strip of my pattern paper 1"x5" and glued that to the red card stock. I then rounded 2 of the corners of that piece. Next I layered the red piece on a brown piece again rounding 2 of the corners. I glued my brown piece to the center of my grey card base. Then I glued the red/pattern piece on top of that and finally added my layered image. How do you like it? I was pretty impressed that I had card stock that matched my pattern paper perfectly - how did that happen?
Stamp: Stampabilities Happy Hoppers "An Apple A Day"; Pattern paper: DCWV; Card Stock: Nature Preserve by Crestwood; Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits.
Stay tuned tomorrow for our Fun Filled Friday challenge announcement.
Friday, October 17, 2008
I really wanted to use my pumpkin image so I turned her sketch sideways. To make this card I first stamped my image on plain white card stock using black VersaFine ink. I colored the image in using my Bic markers. Then I used Nesties to cut out the image and emboss the edges. Then with orange chalk ink I sponged the background. Next I inked the edges with black chalk ink. Then I glued ribbon to each of the corners of black card stock. Then I glued my image to the center of the black card stock and added orange brads above and below image. Next, I glued the black card stock to the orange 5"x7" card base. Then I added a dot of black stickles to each of the scallops. I also added black stickles to the eyes and mouths of the pumpkins. Next I added a dot of stickles to each of the 4 corners and let dry.
Stamp: Stampendous Pumpkin Trio; Card Stock: The Paper Company; Ribbon: Maya Road; ink: VersaFine black, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink - orange and black.
Well, time for me to get some work done :)
This week Jen challenged me to use one of Kerry's sketches from the Shack. I was in a very Halloweenie mood this past week so the next few posts you see may have that theme. Here is what I cam up with.
This card was very easy to make. I took my pattern paper and cut a piece 3"x4" then cut that into 8 equal sized strips. I glued the strips evenly spaced apart to black card stock. I then layered that on orange paper. Next I stamped the "Happy Halloween" sentiment in black ink on orange card stock and layered that on black then again on orange. Then I cut a strip of ribbon and dove tailed the ends then glued that to the lower portion of my 5"x5" card base. Next I glued my sentiment on the center of the ribbon. And finally glued my pattern paper piece to the upper portion of the card base. So what do you think?
Stamps : DRS; Ribbon : Ribbon Trends; Paper : DCWV; Cardstock : Bazzill
Do you have any plans this weekend? I am working on my first "paying" scrapbook. I am a little nervous since it's my first time making a scrapbook to someone else's specs. It's a smaller book so it shouldn't be too difficult.
Did you make a card using the sketch this week? I would love to see it.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tomorrow is FFF here on my blog! I hope you like my card for this week, and I can't wait to see what Jen came up with. I have some more fun stuff for next week - hope you can play along (and I have my fingers crossed my computer doesn't have anymore issues).
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Wish us luck this week. I can't wait to see your take on this sketch. Remember to post a like to your creation in my comments for a chance to win my monthly blog candy.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Happy Friday! You know what that means - Fun-filled-Friday! This week our challenge was scallops. Since I have not yet jumped on the Nesties wagon (it's for financial reasons) I had to dust off my Marvy Uchida punches :) I decided to go with a circle scallops. I came up with this sketch using circles so I just made my circles scalloped. I also stuck with my "fall" mood. Here is what I came up with.
This is actually a very simple card to make. This card is 5"x7" (not a usual size for me). I started by picking out some colors I thought went well together. Then I cute a strip of the light grey to 1.5"x6.5" and I ran that through my Fiskars "leave it to weaver" border punch. Then I ran some polka dot ribbon through it. I then glued that to the right side of the card to leaving a 1/4" boarder on top, bottom and the right side. Next I stamped my "fall" image on one of the scallops and matted that on the larger scallop. Then I started layering my scallops. I was trying to create a sort of flowing pattern with the scallops. So what do you think?
Supplies: card stock by Nature Preserve, stamp by Studio G, ink is Art Print Brown by Memories, ribbon by JoAnn's Best Value, punches - Fiskars "leave it to weaver", Marvy Uchida mega and giga scallop circles.
Did you make a scallop card this week? I would love to see it!
Do you have any plans for the weekend? I am very excited I am getting together for a crafty night with a couple of my girlfriends tonight!!! Of course I am bringing tons of stuff to work on, but probably won't get a thing done :)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend what ever you do.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Hope you decide to join in the fun! I love seeing every one's work.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
For some great ideas check out my friend Beth's blog she has Technique Tuesdays every week. She also has many wonderful tutorials that unfortunately I haven't tried yet.
I'm ready hit me with some ideas!
Monday, October 6, 2008
I want to know if there is there anything that really inspires you in your paper crafting? Right now the changing leaves are really inspiring me to use reds, oranges, yellows, and browns. Typical fall colors huh? I know I am always a bit inspired by the seasons and weather around me. In Michigan Fall is so pretty to me. I love the smells of fall too. I can't wait to take a trip to the cider mill and get some fresh cider and donuts (even though I'm watching my diet), and a pumpkin to carve. In my mind I know it's truly fall when Starbucks gets Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Even though this year I am fighting the urge to have one. How about you?
Since Fall has been so inspirational to me, here's the challenge - I want to see your Fall Creations. Anything fall related will do. Cards, treat bags, altered projects, scrapbook pages ... anything. I'll post my creation on Saturday so we have a week to work on them.
This week I am also challenging myself to post every day. Wish me luck:) And make sure you check in to see what's going on, I feel a lot of challenges are heading your way.
Happy Crafting & Happy Fall!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
On to the winner of this months blog candy.......
The winner is ........
HERE is the card she made.
Chrissy has a wonderful blog full of gorgeous creations. Make sure you check it out. Chrissy please email me your address at firstname.lastname@example.org. I thought I still had your addy, but I don't.
Congrats again Chrissy!
Do you use scallops? Do you have any nesties? Do you like/dislike them? Don't forget to post a link to your scallop creations for an entry in my monthly blog candy.
Happy crafting, Kimmy
Friday, October 3, 2008
To make this card I started by stamping my image on white card stock with black VersaFine ink. Next I colored it in with my Prismacolor markers. I added some touches with my white gel pen. then I added diamond glaze to the bubbles. After that was all dry I cut out the image and used my ticket corner punch on the corners. I matted it on black card stock and again used my ticket corner punch. Then I matted that on a shiny silver then again on black card stock.
Next I stamped the sentiment on blue card stock and used my ticket corner punch again. I matted that on black and punched the corners. Again I matted that on the shiny silver and then again on black. (you can kind of see the silver paper in the full picture)
Then, I cut my pattern papers (polka dot 2.5"x5.75" and striped 3.25"x5.75"). Then I taped them together on the back and added a piece of polka dot ribbon to cover the seam. I then matted the pattern paper on black and put the whole piece on my 6"x6" card base. Finally I added my matted image and sentiment on the front of the card using pop dots.
I was pretty lucky to find the Basic Grey papers in my scrap pile. I thought they coordinated so well.
Did you decide to play along this week? Hopefully you did. I would love to hear what you think of my card (good or bad).
I hope to get back to posting more often now that my hectic days are finally slowing down - and just in time to watch the leaves fall. Hope you are having a fabulous Autumn - it sure is a beautiful time of year.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Now that I have gotten the super important stuff out of the way, you know what time it is…. FFF challenge announcement. So for this week Jen decided we are going to make “under the sea” cards. Anything “under the sea” related. I think she wants to use her Rubbernecker fishes.
Have you seen Rubbernecker stamps yet? They have such a cute selection and they are pretty cheap. Here is the site if you want to take a peak http://www.rubbernecker.com/.
As always, I would love to see what you come up with for this challenge. Remember posting a link to your creations in my comments will enter you for my monthly blog candy.
Friday, September 26, 2008
This was a fun challenge. I will admit I had to do a little taping so I could get a good picture of my pop up card. I was still in a Fall mood so hope you like the colors. I used more of my Target Dollar Spot paper:) Here is a picture of it closed. I like that it folds flat.
Here it is when it's popped up
And here is a close up of the image and sentiment.
To make this card I used the tutorial from Splitcoaststampers. In case you aren't familiar with it I used the SU! Happy Harmony set for the sentiment and image. I heat embossed them in gold. The leaf paper was from the Target paper pack and so was the striped paper, and the ribbon. I added some primas and brads to the front of the "box" area.
Thanks for stopping by hope you enjoyed our pop-up cards this week. Make sure you check out Jen's card.
Did you make a pop up card. If so I would love to see it! Please post a link in the comments.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
I made a pop up card a few weeks ago for a challenge on Scrap N Circle. They had an 8 week long cardmaking contest and that was one of the challenges. I wasn't too happy with how that card turned out, but it was my first try.
Hope you decide to play along with this challenge (remember there is a chance at blog candy). Go here for information about my monthly blog candy.
Friday, September 19, 2008
To make this card first I stamped the tree image on a piece of transparency then while the ink was still wet I "stamped" the image from the transparency to my cardstock. Then I inked the stamp again and stamped the image above the transferred image. The image from the transparency looks faded, giving it the "reflection" look. Here is a close up.
Next I added some grass and leaves with my Bic markers. I wanted an autumn look to the card. I then cut the image out and matted it on copper paper. Then I cut out a piece of striped paper to 5"x5" and matted that on beige paper. I then cut a piece of orange and gold paper to make a 1.5" strip down the left side. I then wrapped 3 different ribbons around the orange paper and around the right side of the striped paper. I then glued the pattern paper on my 5.5"x5.5" card base. Next I added my matted stamped image and I was done! I actually got the layout from Splitcoaststampers too. I think it's sketch challenge 193 (it might be 192 I don't remember).
All of the pattern paper and ribbon I got at the Target Dollar Spot! What a deal! The paper came in packs of 8 sheets and the ribbon had 3-6 styles depending on the width and you got one yard of each.
So did you give this technique a try? If so I would love to see what you came up with. Well it's back to work for me tonight:( I wish I has some more time off I was enjoying being home. Hope you have a fabulous weekend.
Monday, September 15, 2008
WHO CAN IT BE?????
The winner is..............................................
You can see her winning card here
(forgetfulone please email me at email@example.com
with your address so I can ship your prize out)
For those of you new to my blog click here to learn all about our FFF challenges and how to enter to win monthly BLOG CANDY! Our challenges are given on Sunday and our creations posted on Fridays - so make sure you check in to see what we make!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I hope you are enjoying our FFF as much as we are. It’s nice to have a project to work on. Remember to stop by Friday and feel free to post any challenges you would like to see! I can't wait to see your reflection scenery cards. Don't forget about my monthly blog candy.
Happy Crafting, Kimmy
Friday, September 12, 2008
I started by stamping the sentiment on the solid blue side of my double sided pattern paper. Then I cut it out and matted it on cream. I then matted it on the pattern paper and then again on the blue. Next, I cut a piece of the pattern paper to 4 5/8" x 6 5/8", I then matted that on the blue. I then wrapped a piece of blueish ribbon around the lower portion and glued that to my 5x7 card base. Finally I glued the matted sentiment to the center of the card front.
See simple! I will admit I like the layout, but I don't know if the paper went with the sympathy theme like I originally hoped. Don't forget to check out Jen's sympathy card.
So did you make a sympathy card this week? I have seen a couple all ready. It's been a long week and I promise this weekend I will draw a winner for August Blog Candy. I was very busy all week then somehow hurt my back so today I am trying to take it easy. Stay tuned Sunday for our next challenge.
Supplies: sentiment - Paper Inspirations, ribbon by Michaels, pattern paper by American Crafts, Cardstock by Bazzill.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Do you make sympathy cards? For a while I didn’t feel like I could make an appropriate sympathy card, but maybe I can. I would love to see your sympathy cards. Maybe they can give me some ideas. And remember to post a link to your sympathy creations in my comments to be entered for blog candy.
Friday, September 5, 2008
To make this card I first stamped the cat image with embossing ink then embossed it with black embossing powder. Next I used bleach and a paint brush to paint in the whole image. I then colored over the eyes with green prismacolor pencil and the yarn with orange prismacolor pencil. Then I took the paper towel I had my bleach on and tapped it all over a piece of orange cardstock. (this actually created a really neat background) I then cut the cat image and layered it on the orange paper I dabbed the bleach on. Then I matted that on copper shimmer paper. I then cut the pattern paper to 4"x5.25" and wrapped a piece of brown ribbon around the lower portion of the card. I next added my fish brads to the ribbon. Then I added my double matted image to the center of the card and glued the whole piece to the orange A2 card base.
Here is a close up of my Kitty and the bleached paper I made.
I really had fun with this challenge. Jen created a Gorgeous flower card using this technique. Make sure you check it out. If you made a card using the bleach technique I would love to see it.
Supplies: stamp by Inkadinkado, card stock by Bazzill, pattern paper by DCWV (fall stack), brads by Creative Impressions, Ribbon by Midori double faced satin ribbon, prismacolor pencils, bleach, black embossing powder.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Here is my Vellum card (finally). Sorry it's such a large image we had some computer problems and still haven't gotten all of our programs installed.
For this card I started by stamping my image on vellum with black Staz On. Then I colored it in with my new Bic Mark-It markers. I then took the pattern paper and crinkled it up so it looked worn and tore it into 2 pieces . Next I cut a piece of green pattern paper to 4"x5.25". Then I put 3 square brads at the bottom of the green paper. Next, I glued my two torn pieces staggered on the green piece. Then I used square brads to attach my colored image to the pattern paper. Finally I glued the whole green pattern paper to my card base.
So what do you think? Sorry this was so late. Things have been a little hectic and we have been having computer issues. Make sure you check in tomorrow for our Bleach challenge.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Have you tried bleaching? Got any tips for a newbie? What techniques have you been putting off trying? If you want to be entered for my monthly blog candy post a link to your creations using bleach in my comments. See here for details.
Do you have any big plans for Labor day? I will be working so have fun for me.
Friday, August 29, 2008
I will post it Saturday after my DH get home. I wish I would have thought of it sooner! The week has been so busy and hectic trying to get caught up on things since our company left. It's rough getting back into the swing of things.
Does anyone have any plans for the holiday weekend? I have to work so nothing big for me.
Enjoy and check back Saturday for my post.