Friday, October 31, 2008

Taylors Cupcake sketch

Ahhh, it's Friday and that means the start of all the weekend challenges! This card is for Taylor's Cupcake Sketch 40. I used one of my Crafty Secrets Cotton Scraps. I am new to these, but I love their texture! I chose to glue it on, but for those of you who sew you could sew these on and it would look lovely.
The bottom BG panel is scored every 1/4" with my Fiskars trimmer using the scoring blade. The top BG panel was embossed with the swiss dots folder. Each layer is framed with gold cardstock -I love this stuff, it is retired from Creative Memories. The scalloped circle was cut with my flowers CB die cut and I used Riveting for the sentiment. I didn't like the Christmas tree that came on the stamp, so I stamped a tiny flourish from my Crafty Secrets Rosy Wishes set. The striped organdy ribbon and brads from Pinkhedgehog Papercrafts.

Card Deets:
Stamps - Riveting, Rosy Wishes
Paper - Artichoke, choc chip, gold, vintage cream from PTI, misc SU DP
Accessories - gold brads, ribbon, circle punches, swiss dots, flowers die cut

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lots of Challenge cards to share -Part 2

Part 2 of 2!! This week marked the 200th sketch challenge on SCS! WOWzers, who knew there were over 200 ways to sketch a card -LOL? I really like this sketch, I mean REALLY like it! Here are 2 cards I made yesterday using this sketch.
This first one is a double challenge. It uses the sketch and is for this week's Double Dog Dare challenge. This week Sleepyinseattle (Joanne) challenged us to make a blue Christmas card -bonus for using non-Christmas papers. Well, I used the Bashful Blue DSP, so... ding, ding!

The stamp set I used is Verve's Winter Wonder. I embossed the snowflakes and sentiment with silver EP. The cuttlebug'd top part has stickles all over it for the extra shine. The ribbon says Let It Snow -it's hard to read in the picture. The silver cardstock is retired from Creative Memories.
This next one was just for fun! I wanted to use my JustRite Stampers kits again and I was thinking and thinking of a word that has 3 letters that I could build a card around. Then it came to me -BOY! I used JustRite Stampers DIY Monogram stamper kit Curlz Font. I embossed it in Saphire EP and punched it into a square. I used a color combo of Blue Bayou and Soft Sky. The baby pins were a find at the Dollar Tree! I belong to a large mother's group and with the constant rotation of pregnancies, I will have no problem finding a use for this card!
Verve card deets:
Stamps - winter wonder
Paper - bashful blue and BB DSP, silver and white
Accessories - silver EP, small snowflake punch, silver brads, ribbons, stickles, cuttlebug snowflake folder
JustRite card deets:
Stamps - curlz font and circle border
Paper - white, blue bayou, soft sky, Soft Sky DSP
Accessories - Saphire EP, double stitched ribbon in Bayou and Sky, swiss dots EF

Lots of challenge cards to share -part 1

I haven't been feeling well all week, so I haven't posted any of the challenge cards I have made. This is part 1 of 2 posts showing them. All my cards are double challenge cards. Do you do that too? With soooo many great challenges out there and so little stamping time. What's a girl to do? LOL!
This first card uses this week's Cupcake sketch challenge on Taylor's blog and is for my Double Dog Dare challenge. The DDC challenge this week came from my very own Dirty Girl roomie, Joan Ervin (who has her own blog now! Check it out HERE). She challenged us to use treats on our card. Any kind of sweet treats. I used Christmas treats with the retired SU set Holiday Sampler and the new DP called Ski Slope.
This next card is for Julee's Mojo Monday sketch and SCS color challenge. This week the colors were *gasp* pixie pink, tangering tango and old olive. I wasn't as skerd of these colors as some, cause I use pink and oranges all the time! I was totally inspired to have some white space with this layout from Julee's sample. Isn't it lovely? Anyway, the card uses Verve's Floral Whimsy set for the flowers and butterflies and Verve's Birthday Surprise for the sentiment. The vase was pieced with a piece of Tangering DSP. The pink bling is from the pink Kaiser scrapbook gem pack.

DDC card deets:
Stamps - holiday sampler, warm words
Paper - ridinghood red, white, baja breeze, ski slope DP
Accessories - red taffeta, circle nesties, tiny red bling

Mojo card deets:
Stamps - floral whimsy, birthday surprise
Paper - olive, pixie pink, tangerine, white, olive and tangerine DSP
Accessories - pink bling, circle punches, ribbon

Elzybells challenge

Hi everyone. Today's another Elzybells challenge! This time it's a color challenge - to make a black and white card with a splash of color. I was sooo inspired by yesterday's SCS sketch challenge, I used it for this challenge too. My splash of color is Rose Red.
So come play with us! Do the challenge and email your picture to Elizabeth! You can see more wonderful black and white creations from my fellow Elzybelles HERE. My card uses the flower image Curly Daisies. Love the whimsical feel to this stamp!! I colored them with my blender pen and ink smooshed in the ink pad lid and then dragged each edge in the ink pad for a sharper edge (rather than a sponge). There are tiny light green bling in the centers of each (ok, I MAY have streeeetttched the rules a titch!) which are from Kaiser Scrapbook. I get mine at my local LSS, but Flourishes carries some as well. I love these gems! They come with several sizes to each pack, so you have options. The DP is from my friend Lee (LuvLee) I don't know what it is, but it's really nice. Has a nice texture to it. The striped organdy ribbon and black burlap string are from Pinkhedgehog Paper crafts!

I will back shortly with a slew of challenge cards I have made through out the week!!

P.S. Do you like the new look of my blog? I had Beth from Freckled and Fun design my banner and new siggy!! Yippeeee!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

My Mojo57 Monday sketch -a week late

I usually try to get Julee's sketches done on Monday or Tuesday, but better late than never, right? It's been quite a week, lots of kiddo stuff to do (we went to the Pumpkin Patch on Wed), OH and I got sick again! Yep, I swear this virus thingy that is going around has hit me THREE times! So, once again I have no voice. How do you yell at (I mean praise) your toddler boys without a voice???
Anyway, I managed a couple minutes after making my mom's card to put together this sympathy card that my friend asked me to make. I used Julee's Mojo57 Monday sketch and the Verve Notes of Prayer set. I used some more of the Creative Memories Bountiful DP that I was given, I just LOVE the colors and prints on it! I thought the colors on these papers blended well with an elegant yet simple sympathy card. I hope her mother-in-law likes it.
Card deets:
Stamps - Notes of Prayer
Paper - choc chip, very vanilla, sage shadow, CM DP
Accessories - gold cording and brads (from Pinkhedgehog Papercrafts), paper piercer, sponge, SU scallop border punch

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Homemade card for my mom

My mom and dad only have 4 days between their birthdays! Yikes! Last week, I made my dad that monogramed set of cards "from the desk of" with plaid and today I made my mom this card. I used an image from Crafty Secrets Homemade booklet. There are amazing vintage kitchen images in it. My mom is totally into vintage and a TREMENDOUS cook, so this is perfect. I actually had a tough time chosing an image from the booklet, I found about 5 that fit her. Good thing, now I am set for the next year or two of cards :-)
There is NO stamping on this card! I simply trimmed out the image and framed it with several layers of cardstock. I used Papertrey's Pink Patterns DP along with their matching cardstock. The ribbon is also from PTI, their Sweet Blush Dotted Satin. It's very lovely, but not double sided, it is a challenge to get the complete bow and trails all showing the dotted side. In keeping with the little dots, I used my Swiss Dots EF on one side of the card for some texture. The flower in the lower corner is from the retired SU spring flowers punch.

Card deets:
Paper - Sweet blush, Berry sorbet, Spring moss and Pink patterns DP all from PTI
Accessories - Crafty Secrets Homemade booklet, black brads, ribbon, cuttlebug folder, SU spring flower punch

Friday, October 24, 2008

Season's Tweetings

This Elzy image is just the cutest!! The stamp is A Winter Song and makes me smile everytime I see her!! I used my prismacolor pencils to color her, some liquid applique on her coat trim and stickles on the snow. The GORGEOUS DP is Basic Grey Wassail - oh, I love this as much as last year's Figgy Pudding. I ran the top portion thru the snowflake embossing folder. I really love this folder and just may have to use it on all my Christmas cards! The 3 snowflakes are from my mini snowflake punch from Marvy and the dew drops are from the Lily Pad bottle.

The sketch is from last week's Cupcake sketch from Taylor. I know, I am a week behind, but better late than never, right?!?

Oh, and I have GREAT Elzy news!! In celebration of Elzy's 5th birthday, Elizabeth is offering FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING for all orders through Sunday. Happy shopping!!

Card Deets:
Stamps - A Winter Song
Paper - Ridinghood red, mellow moss, wassail
Accessories - prismacolor pencils, snowflake EF, dew drops, snowflake punch, taffeta ribbon, dew drops

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A couple of double challenge cards

This week's sketch challenge on SCS gave us 2 sketches (a horizonal and a vertical version). What fun! A twofer :-) Of course, I had to do both.

This first card is the vertical version and also uses this week's color challenge of pink, olive and choc chip. For the image, I used Flourishes Spring Ephemerials set and the Many Sentiments for the Get Well sentiment. The DP is Basic Grey Sugared. The ribbon and brads are from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts. I needed a Get Well card for a mom in my MOPS group.
This second card is also a double challenge card. It uses the horizonal version of the sketch and this week's Crafty Secrets challenge to use orange and black. I used Crafty Secrets set Bird Lovers and the sentiment is from their set Rosy Wishes. I colored the birdies with copic markers and them painted them with Shimmerz, Angel Wings. I chose for my oranges, tangerine tango and groovy guava. The new DSP SU has is awesome! I like the prints much better than last years.
Card Deets:
Stamps - Spring Ephemerals, Many Sentiments
Paper - choc chip, white, BG Sugared
Accessories - brown brads, wide organdy

Stamps - bird lovers, rosy wishes
Paper - white, black, tangering tango, guava, DSP in tangerine
Accessories - copic markers, paper piercer, shimmerz, swiss dots, guava taffeta ribbon, word window punch

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A couple of thank you cards

I have a couple cards to share. I have been a busy stamping bee. I took a break from Christmas cards to make a couple much needed thank you cards.
This first card is made with Crafty Secrets Rosy Wishes (one of their medium sized sets). I love roses and until now, I had NO stamps with roses on them -gasp! For those of you who have never ordered from Crafty Secrets, they have clear stamps of the same quality as Flourishes. Very nice! I used some of my Vintage Sarapapers from HOTP and painted the roses and the little bee with Shimmerz in Angel Wings. Ohhhh, I have found a new shimmery love and it's SHIMMERZ! Heidi now sells them at her store, Pinkhedgehog Papercrafts (I don't think they are listed right now, you can email her about them). All the images are colored with Copic markers.
This next card uses my JustRite Stampers Harmony Classic Circle stamper II. It comes with six sentiments and borders to mix and match! Fun fun! The DP is Everyday Tango from MME. I love the bright chunky colors in this paper pack. The ribbon and brads are from Pinkhedgehog Papercrafts.

Don't forget, if you are intersted in purchasing Copic markers at a pre-sale discount, check out Heidi's store home page for details!

Card deets:
Stamps - Rosy Wishes
Paper - celery, white, shimmer purple, Vintage Sarapapers by HOTP
Accessories - Shimmerz in Angel Wing, striped organdy, paper piercer

Stamps - Harmony Classic Circle II
Paper - Tangerine, white, Everyday Tango
Accessories - white and hot pink brads, satin ribbon, copics

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A trio of Christmas elegance

If you are like me, I want my Christmas cards EASY to make! Last year I made around 150 cards and it just about wiped me out!! These cards are from images from Gina K's newly released Magic of Christmas and A Year of Flowers. Such lovely and elegant images in both!!

Each card uses the cuttlebug Snowflake folder, has glitter/stickles and some light framing. The images were colored with copic markers. The reindeer has some gold in his collar, if anyone has tips on what to use that comes out gold but slightly transparent, I would love to hear them. I used my gold Uniball pen, but it came out very opaque and you can't see the lovely detailing in the collar. All the ribbon, cord, stickles and brads are from Pinkhedgehog Papercrafts.

I will be back later to post my Featured Stamper card.

Oh, before I forget, Heidi at Pinkhedgehog Papercrafts is going to start selling Copic Markers! She is having a super pre-sale going on right now thru Oct 25th. If you are interested, click on the link above and contact her for pricing.

Card Deets:
Stamps - Magic of Christmas, A Year of Flowers
Paper - white, pomegranite, baja breeze, ruby red
Ink - Adirondack pitch black
Accessories - copic markers, glitter, stickles, cuttlebug, circle -oval -rectangle nesties, ribbons, brads, bling

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Mad for plaid for Dad

Today's Ways To Use It challenge (WT188) on SCS is Mad for Plaid -to use plaid in any way. Well, perfect timing. While the boys are at preschool today I was planning on making my dad a birthday card which is next week. This stresses me out every year! My dad is a manly man who lives WAY out in the sticks on a ranch. Seriously, the driveway is over 1 mile long, straight up hill. Lots of jokes about walking home from school -LOL!
Anyway, I have already made him cards using Bronco Buster, Classic Pickups, Classic convertibles. I was pretty stumped! But I pulled out the brown and tan plaid paper from Hot off the Press and my Just Rite stampers kit. I made him a set of note cards using his initials using the Times New Roman font -very masculine. He does some business from time to time, so I thought he could use these for various occasions. The 7/8" choc grosgrain and caramel brads are from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts.
This set is pretty straight forward and masculine. I hope he likes them!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Just Rite stampers Times New Roman font
Paper - Choc chip, creamy caramel, bravo burgundy, HOTP DP
Ink - Choc chip
Accessories - ribbon, circle nesties, brads

Time for another Elzybells challenge

This time you are challenged to use INCHIES! I don't use inchies very often, honestly maybe once or twice before. But this was fun. For more amazing samples, you can check out Elizabeth's blog -she has all the DT's cards linked.
I was thumbing through my Elzys and came across the Christmas Window! BINGO! The image itself is made up of 4 inchies -easy peasy. I colored the image with prismacolor pencils and gamsol and decided to go with non-traditional Christmas colors of Soft Sky and River Rock. Kinda fun to do Christmas in something other than red, black and green :-) And, how cute is that sentiment? It is called When You Stop Beliving in Santa. The gorgeous organdy ribbon (3/8" light gold) and white brads are from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts. This card is pretty simple with few layers, but sometimes simple is GOOD!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Christmas Window, When you stop..., Aida Cloth
Paper - Soft Sky, River Rock, Soft Sky DSP
Accessories - white brads, organdy ribbon

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A couple challenge cards

I had time to do the SCS color challenge and the SCS sketch challenge. In following with my personal challenge to focus on Christmas cards from here on out, I made a pink snowman card and a jolly ole Santa!!
This week's color challenge (CC188) was pink, black and white in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Kinda hard to make a Christmas card from that, but I thought Frosty would look cute with a pink scarf and hat -he still remains my favorite snowman image!! Frosty is colored with some Copic markers and the embossed BG has stickles all over it. The ribbon is from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts.

This week's sketch challenge was pretty tough for me. I have a hodge podge of circle cutting systems and did a combo of my Creative Memories and circle nesties to make this. Everything on this card is from Cosmo Cricket -that huge scrapbook pack I bought off of QVC some time ago. Love it when everything coordinates and you don't have to put much thought into it! The image is the Santa image from the Holiday Cheer kit from Unity Co. This santa is very cheerful and is really fun to color!
Gotta go make the boys lunch. BBL to add the card deets!

It's the 15th ya'll...

You know what that means!!

The Dirty Dozen Fan Club Gallery reveal and our 2 new Dirty Girls!!

Give a big welcome to Lisa Zappa (Lzappa) and Jessie Rone (knightrone)!!! Oh, these ladies are a perfect addition to the Dirty Dozen. Well each month, 2 come in and 2 come out. This month is the last month for me and Joan (Joan Ervin). We had a super time and hope we honored you all with our creations!!

The theme this month is a fun one, from the SCS welcome page, "the Dirty Dozen went through their playlists and stacks of stamps and created For a Song, a gallery full of cards and projects inspired by music from rockin' AC/DC (that was mine!!) to gentle Brahms lullabies. No matter your taste in tunes, you're sure to find something you like." You have to be a Fan Club member to access the gallery. You can find more info here.

Stop on by and give the new Girls some love and be amazed at all the fun projects we did you you all!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Featured Stamper Elzy style

Yesterday's Featured Stamper on SCS was Anne (Anne Ryan)! Anyone who regularily posts cards on SCS knows Anne from her wonderful, supportive comments. AND, what talent and a sense of humer she has, just a delight!

I chose this card to case. I kept the general layout and use of an umbrelled girl. I changed the colors to this week's color challenge of Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate chip. I added some layering under the ribbon and didn't use a circle for the image panel.

The image is from Elzybells, Rainy Days . Isn't she the cutest? I pieced her umbrella and boots with DP that coordinated with the background DP -Tres Jolie Mon Cheri. The ribbon is from Martha Stewart seam binding in Persimmon. It's a perfect match to Tangerine Tango and was on sale for $1 -SCORE!

Card Deets:
Stamps – Rainy Days
Paper - choc chip, tangerine, kiwi, vanilla, Tres Jolie
Accessories - Copic markers, ribbon, corner rounder

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Cupcake sketch with a little Gina

For Taylor's Cupcake sketch this week (TECC37), I decided to make a Christmas card. I am waaay behind this year and I gotta start stocking up. So pretty much all my challenge cards from now until December should be Christmas! LOL!
Can I just say that I FELL in love with the Christmas images that Gina K released this month?!? This tree image is from The Magic of Christmas set and is colored with copic markers. The sentiment is from SU! So Many Sayings and is embossed with white EP. I used some scraps of the SU! retired Christmas DP Wintergreen. I really like this sketch, it allows you to use up those scraps you been hanging on to! The background panel was embossed with the snowflake EF and the ribbon is the striped organdy from Pinkhedgehog Papercrafts. I used my MS Oak Leaf punch for a bit of texture tucked under the ribbon.

Card Deets:
Stamps - The Magic of Christmas, So many sayings
Paper - Artichoke, celery, sage shadow, white, Wintergreen DP
Accessories - circle nesties, snowflake EF, copic markers, white EP, white brads, ribbon, branch punch, stickles, white gel pen, paper piercer

Another RAK!

Oh, what a fun mail week I had!! Me and my LOVELY friend, Lee (LuvLee) did a small DP swap. You know - we all seem to have tons of DP we never use, why not swap some? Anyway, this is the super fun envie she put together for me! And isn't that a super card? I never seem to use fibers on a card, and she made it look so easy!
Hugs to you Lee!! I love the paper you selected for me. VERY much my style and these will go to good use, I promise. This was fun.

Friday, October 10, 2008

RAK from Shannon!

Yikes! I haven't posted in almost a week because I have been sick with that nasty bug going around. I don't have anything to share that I have made, but I did get some happy mail! What a super fun card from my fellow Verve Diva and Elzybelle, Shannon Teubner.
Can I just say how much I love this? Beautiful coloring, lots of sparkle, design and she even sewed on this!! The image is Daisy Canopy from Elzybells. I love it and thank you so much for thinking of me Shannon.

I am finally getting over this cold, so will be back tomorrow or Sunday with something to post.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Another challenge card

I just had to squeeze in a quick Featured Stamper challenge card, right? This week Love Stampin!!!! is profiled. I am new to her gallery, but it is full of great cards. I did two challenges with this card. The FS and my Double Dog Dare challenge.

This week the DDC was challenged by Beestamper, Beverly, to make a masculine card using a TWIG! Say what? A TWIG? It was then clarified that we could use a stamped twig -whew! So, when I was at Heidi's last week, I borrowed her PTI Out on a Limb set. It has a branch/twig, so I was good to go. I decided to make another sympathy card, this one is masculine. Why are these the hardest?

Anyway, I chose this card to case. I don't have that same CB folder, so I used SU! retired French Script. I also changed the colors and theme, but kept the same layout.

Card Deets:
Stamps - Out on a Limb
Paper - Very vanilla, mellow moss, sahara sand, bordering blue
Ink - close to cocoa, artichoke, sahara sand
Accessories - rectangle nesties, brad, moss taffeta ribbon

Gina K's sketch challenge

Boy oh boy are there lots of really fun challenges floating around this week! Not only with National Cardmaking Day, but 3, yes 3 companies had releases this week and they all have their challenges too (Gina K, Hanna Stamps, MFT). Oh to have 10 more hours EACH day just to make cards... a girl can dream right?!?

I had a chance to get to one of Gina K's challenges today. It is a sketch challenge issued by Joanne, you can find the deets here. I used my Make a Wish set (which is one of her Stamps for a Cause releases) and made a soft sympathy card. I never seem to have enough of these on hand when I need them. I love the sentiment in this set.

The pink cardstock is from Prismapapers Crabapple Light it was a perfect match for the Basic Grey Sugard paper I chose. The ribbon is the striped organdy from Heidi's store. I used my new SU scallop border punch. There are stickles on the flower puffs to bring out the sparkle in the ribbon. Super soft and pretty IRL.

Card Deets:
Stamps - Make A Wish
Paper - Crabapple Light, very vanilla, Suggard
Ink - pretty in pink, Adirondack Slate
Accessories - Circle nesties, ribbon, paper piercer, stickles

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Oregon/Washington SCS Shoebox swap!

Happy World Cardmaking Day!!

Appropriately scheduled, I attended the OR/WA shoebox swap today. We meet every 6 months and alternate between a location in Oregon and Washington. Today's meeting was in Canby -just south of Portland. I went last year and had a great time. But this year, it was even better because I had a whole year to get to know these lovely ladies from SCS!

For those of you new to Shoebox swap (like me last year), everyone is asked to make a sample card and then cut and prepare the supplies for 10 identical cards placed in individual baggies. I COMPLETELY forgot to take a picture of my swap card, but I can tell you it uses the Diva-lish image from Unity Stamp's Diva-Lish set. Everyone sits at a table away from their own card and assembles others. I have been asked me what I do with my swap cards. Most of you have read that my cousin, Kyle is in the Army stationed overseas, I give all the cards to him to share with his unit.

I have some fun pictures to share!!

This first one is of me and Heidi (Pinkhedgehog), I know you ALL are familiar with her name as I talk about her all the time. She is a dear friend of mine, not only do I visit her almost every week, but get all my ribbons and brads from her store (Pinkhedgehog Papercrafts).
This next picture is of me and Kelly (Kelly H). We sat by each other at Table B. It was fun to chat with Kelly and discover she is on the same Design Team with 2 of my stamping friends, Joan (Joan Ervin) and Linsey (scrapperLinsey) for Clear Dollar Stamps! You go girl!!
This next picture is of me and Cindy (YLM). Cindy is such a sweet person!! Lots of you all got to meet her when she was a Featured Stamper on SCS Week 70. Somehow she finds the time to comment on EVERY card anyone submits to the Featured Stamper challenge each week! Hugs to you Cindy :-)
What a fun day! I could go on and on and even post a couple more pictures, but I am fighting off a head cold and am exhausted. I believe Debs (Doodah), who organized this shin-dig, will be posting all the pictures of the tables and swap cards in her gallery in a few days.

Thanks for stopping by!! See you tomorrow when I post the Featured Stamper card... This week it is Love Stampin!!!!!! I am new to her gallery, but love what I saw.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Today's Cupcake sketch

Happy Friday everyone! Tomorrow I am going to the OR/WA SCS shoebox swap and I am super excited. It's always fun to meet fellow SCS stampers in real life! I went last year and had a blast, I think this year there are 30 of us going. I will take pictures and post next week. In between cutting the supplies for my shoebox (everyone brings enough for 10 cards), I squeezed in time to get this birthday card done for Taylor's sketch.
I used Verve's Cupcake Affair set and the sentiment is from Birthday Surprise. The frosting on the cupcakes are covered in yellow stickles and the center cupcake is on dimensionals. The DP is from Basic Grey's Cupcake 6x6 pack. I took the colors from it. The ribbons and brads are from Pinkhedgehog Papercrafts. Isn't the 1/8" organdy the BOMB?!? I love it. So small and versitile -perfect for tiny bows.
Card deets:
Stamps - Cupcake Affair, Birthday Surprise
Paper - PTI Lemon tart, SU! ridinghood red, BG Cupcake
Ink - Adirondack Pitch black, barely banana, copic marker R02
Accessories - Brads in Red Clay, 1/8" organdy in Cinnamon, 1/4" grosgrain in yellow, SU! scallop circle, paper piercer, white gel pen, yellow stickles

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Elzybells sketch challenge

Yahoo! I just love sketches and there is a sketch challenge over at Elzybells. We have challenges every 2 weeks. This week's sketch is a fun one. The details and a slide show of all the Design Team's cards are found here.

My card uses the uber cute Coffee With Friends image. So whimsical and fun to color! I used some of my Basic Grey DP scraps and tag (sorry, don't remember the name) and paired it with Cameo Coral and Gable Green. The Coral organdy is from Pinkhedgehog Papercrafts as is the small piece of irridescent cord.

The image is stamped in Memento black and I colored it with copic markers. For the green dress, I took a tiny flower stamp and stamped it on the dress for a pattern -super cute up close. I also added a touch of tiny bling in her hair and the flower on the table. The bling on the tag is from TAC. Be sure to check out the rest of the DTs cards -there are some super cute cards to see!!

Oh, and before I forget, Elizabeth is still having her Christmas Card Contest. Details can be found here. There is plenty of time, entries need to be in by October 21st.

Card Deets:
Stamps – Coffee with Friends, sentiment Things Hanna Would Say -Hanna Stamps
Paper - cameo coral, very vanilla, gable green, misc Basic Grey DP and tag
Accessories - circle nesties, organdy, bling, paper piercer, Copic markers

Wednesday's sketch and sharing supplies again

I made it over to Heidi's house again today. I did this a couple weeks ago on sketch challenge day and we shared supplies and it was neat to see the different cards we made. Today's sketch is found here. I like the sketch. I don't normally make horizonal cards, so this was nice.

I used my new Inkadinkado Christmas Silhouettes set. I will be using this ALOT this season. I have tons of Christmas cards to make, so I take just about all challenges this time of year to make them. We stamped the image in Versamark and embossed in SU! dark brown EP. I took a couple copic markers and colored some of the flowers on him. The ribbon came from Heidi's store (Pinkhedgehog Paper Crafts) and is the 3/8" chocolate double sided satin. I used one of the sentiments from Warm Words -boy is this one ever a 'go to' set for me this time of year! The DP is retired and I am sorry, I don't know the name of it.

Here is the link to Heidi's card. Isn't if fun to see what she did the same and different? I notice that she put brads where I put the bling!!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Christmas Silhouettes, Warm Words
Paper - choc chip, sage shadow, white, retired SU! DP
Ink - choc chip, Versamark
Accessories - Green bling from Kaiser Scrapbook, satin ribbon, dimensionals, swiss dots CB folder