Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #22 - An Eyelet Here


Todays challenge is to incorporate eyelet anywhere on your card, and as many as you want.  I added black diamond eyelet to the corners of my card.
I used Josephine from Kraftin' Kimmie, and stamped her on Neenah card stock with Mementos Black Tuxedo ink, and colored her with copics.  I added white pearls to her dress.  The designer paper is from Basic Grey Lemonade paper pad, and the card stock is from Bazzill.  Both papers were embossed with Cuttlebug folders.  The beautiful flowers are from Prima Caboodles.  The sentiment comes with Josephine.  The colorful ribbon is a recent dollar store find.  
Thanks for taking a peek, hope you like her!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My Daughter's Birthday Card!



This is another gorgeous stamp from Sweat Pea rubber stamps.  She's called Midnight Waiting.  I decided to go with a red and black theme, and make it an Easel card.  She was stamped on Neenah card stock with Mementos Tuxedo Black ink.  I colored her with copics, and used a glitter pen on her hair and wings, and a bit on the sun.  I layered her on red and black card stock from Bazzill.  The designer paper is from the bittersweet paper pad by Basic Grey.  This is also layered on the red and then black card stock.  I made some lace with the Fiskars border punch, and then layered ribbon on top, added a bow and a mini Prima red rose.  I used a Cuttlebug corner die for the black flourishes.  On the inside is the sentiment and 2 black brads to hold the card open like an "easel".  Here is a close up of the card.


My daughters birthday is today, she will be 28 years old, I am sure feeling old these days.  I think she will have lots to say about the sentiment........
                                                           Happy Birthday Stacey!



Monday, March 29, 2010

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge #24 - Sketch


This is the wonderful sketch we had to work with for this weeks challenge over at Mo's challenge blog.  So many amazing digital images, it was hard to chose.  I decided to use the freebie, since Easter is just around the corner.  This freebie was for reaching the 1000 member milestone over at PCP.


This is my creation.  I printed the image on Neenah card stock, and colored with copics.  The image was cut out with Spellbinders nesties, and layered on the New Spellbinder die.  The card base is Bazzill card stock, and the designer paper is from Imaginisce Lucy Bird collection.  The corners were cut with the Cuttlebug embossing dies.  I made the roses, and added Martha Stewart glitter to make them sparkle!  The roses are from a tutorial I found on PCP.   I used a Kraftin' Kimmie sentiment, and it was also cut with the Spellbinder nesties.  I added a little glitter to the watch chain, and the bottom of the bunnies feet.  I just love this digi, don't you?  Thanks Mo for a fabulous freebie.
So there you have it, thanks for stopping by, and sure hope you leave a comment, I love reading them!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Michelle Perkett Challenge #22 - A Sketch With Text

Another challenge card completed.  This one was extra special, because I got to use one of my digital images that I won for last week challenge #21.  I was so thrilled and honored to be chosen, considering there were so many gorgeous entries!  You ladies rock!


So this is the wonderful sketch we are using this week. This was a phenomenal sketch to work with, so many possibilities.  Any-who, here is my take on the sketch.


Isn't that the cutest digi?  Another great from Miss Michelle herself.  As usual she is printed on Neenah card stock and colored with copics.  The card stock is from American Crafts, the designer paper is called Sugar Rush from Basic Grey.  I used the swirls cuttlebug folder to emboss the blue card stock.  The sentiment is from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  The brads, ribbon and lace are from my "oldies" pile.  The roses are from Prima.  I added a touch of glitter, and pearls for the flower centers.
Another quick note, I finally found out how to add a watermark to my photo's, thanks to the great ladies over at PCP's Michelle Perkett group.  What's even more amazing, I actually remembered to do it!
Well, there you have it, and thanks for having a peek.

Paper Cupcake Magical Monday - 1,2,3 Create




The challenge this week was to use "1,2,3 Create", and this is what it means.
1 Paper Cupcake Image of your choice
2 Ribbons
3 Buttons
As long as these are on the card we could add whatever else we wanted to.  This digital image is called Hello Cupcake.  I printed it on Neenah card stock, and as usual used copics to color with.  The designer paper and flowers are from Imaginisce Lucy Bird - Flower Power collection.  The buttons on the flowers are from Doodlebug Designs.  I used AC card stock, two shades of pink.  The sentiment is from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  I cut the image and the sentiment with a Spellbinders die.  I added a cute little pom pom for the bunnies tail.  I also used Stickles Cotton Candy on the ears and nose to give it a 3D effect.  Brads and ribbon are from my growing stash of supplies. The butterfly was a dollar store find.  I used a Sakura glitter pen to give a little sparkle.
If you like this little bunny, you should check out Paper Cupcakes they have many beautiful digital images.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Scrappin' Great Deals Blog Candy

Hi, one of my favorite stores is having a blog candy give away.  Winner will be chosen April 1st, and it's a $70.00 value. Look at all the amazing stuff!


Just go  here and leave a comment.  Post it to your blog and leave two comments, for two chances to win.
Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #4

This weeks challenge was to make an easter card or a 3d project.  I decided to combine the challenge with the easter cards for my family.  I made two for my daughters and their husbands, and one for my grandson.  I couldn't decide which one to enter, so I am posting all three :)
The first one is her "Duck Dance Stamp"


This is such a cute digi! I printed it on Neenah card stock, then colored them with copics.  The image is layered on the Spellbinders round nesties, and scalloped nesties.  The designer paper is from Imaginisce Lucy Bird - Pretty Maids in a Row.  I also used Lucy Bird flowers, and Prima mini roses.  The swirls under the image is a Spellbinders fancy tag cut in half.  I added ribbon and a butterfly, which was a fun find at the dollar store.  I then glued white beads to the yellow scalloped card stock.
The second card is called "Double Fun"


Another adorable digital image!  The difference on this card is I used a Martha Stewart border bunch on the green trim around the image, and as a border on the bottom.  The papers are the same, as are the flowers and butterfly.  I added some brads, which were another great find at the dollar store.  I used white flock on the bunnies tails.
The last card is called "Butterfly Bunny" and this one is for my grandson.


What a cutie!  The designer paper is from a Basic Grey paper pad.  The cute teddy bear, was cut using a Spellbinders die.  I used white flock on the bunny.  The ribbon is from Offray which I found at Wal-mart.
So there you have it, my three Easter cards.  I had a great deal of fun working with these digital images.  Thanks for stopping bye, hope you like the cards!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #3


For Sassy Cheryl's challenge we had to use the colors Orange, Green, and Black on our card along with some glitter.  This is one of the freebies that she so generously offered  her group on PCP.  She has a lot of amazing images and I just love them.
I printed her on Neenah card stock (this is a digital image), and colored her with copics.  I cut her out using my round spellbinder nesties, and then layered her on orange card stock also cut using spellbinders round scalloped nesties.  The card base is green card stock with black mounted on top both from Bazzill.  The designer paper is from Basic Grey, which I embossed with the dot folder from Cuttlebug.  I used a E.K. corner punch on the DP, then I used a Martha Stewart border punch to make the black lace, and layered ribbon on top of that.  The ribbon is made by Offray, which I found at Wal-Mart. I also used the fancy tags by Spellbinders, and cut it in half, to use half on the top, and  half on the bottom of the card.  The cute little butterfly was a Dollarstore find.  The sentiment is from Kraftin" Kimmie stamps, and to finish it off I added a bow with the same ribbon.  As for the glitter, I put some on the "laundry", on the scalloped edges, and on the lace edges.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #21 - Just Bead It


I just love my stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie, and decided to use my new one.  This image is from the "Spring Tea Party Kit", she is so adorable.  For the challenge we had to use "beads" some where on the card.
I stamped her with Tuxedo Blank ink on Neenah card stock, and she was colored with copics.  I cut her out with the round nesties from Spellbinders, then layered her on black card stock also cut out with the scalloped  nesties.  I then punched holes in the scallops and sewed on the white beads.
The card base was partly embossed using a cuttlebug folder.  Then I embossed two lines down on each side.  The designer paper is from Bo Bunny.  The ribbon is double layered, bottom layer black then black with white polka dots on top, and then a black bow to finish it off.  I added a mini Prima rose.  The sentiment is one of the many that come with the kit.  I layered the sentiment on a spellbinders fancy tag, and then glued a bead on each end.  The final touch was to add 3 brads in the corner, and a little glitter on the dress.
This was a lot of fun to do, and it is always a pleasure to work with stamps that you love!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Michelle Perkett Challenge #21 - Flowers and Stitching

I'm finally early with my entry for a change!  This week we had to make our own flowers and add stitching to the them.  If we couldn't stitch on the flowers, then it had to be somewhere else on the card, and of course, we had to use a beautiful image from Michelle Perkett.  I chose to use "Rosie".


Sorry the picture turned out a little dark, I should of used my flash.  Alright, I used Neenah card stock when I printed the image, then colored her with copics.  The designer paper is from Basic Grey - Origins Aroma Therapy.  I matted the image on green and then yellow card stock from Bazzill.  I used a glitter pen on her wings and the leaves.  The cute tulip border punch is from Martha Stewart.  I layered some green ribbon on top which I got at the dollar store.  Then I added a few yellow gems.  So now you are asking "where's the hand made flowers with the stitching?  Well........


Tah-Dah!  I made a pop-up flower bouquet.  I cut the flowers with my cricut, it was the Accent Essentials cartridge.  I stitched around the inside layer of each flower with matching colors.  I also used the same border punch for the inside.  The sentiment I have had for "donkey years" so I don't remember who it is by.  Here is a close up of the flowers, where you can actually see the stitching.


I put brown gems for the centers.  I think it's kind of cute.  I haven't decided what occasion it will be used for, so I left that part blank, but I think I will stamp it right below the tulips on the yellow.  So there you have, thanks for stopping by.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Michelle Perkett Challenge #20 - Recipe Card

I have finally got my card done for the "recipe challenge".  The recipe was to use
3 designer papers
3 flowers
3 buttons or brads
and use a spring time theme.


I used the "Just Breathe Mermaid" stamp, and printed her on Neenah card stock.  As usual I colored her with my copics.  I used the Sakura Souffle pens on the flower centers, and stardust glitter pen on her hair and body.  The three designer papers are from Basic Grey's Lemonade Paper Pad, and the green card stock is from Bazzill.  I used Flora Doodles by Petaloo for the three flowers, and the three buttons are from Doodlebug.  So there you have it, my spring time theme recipe card, hope you like it!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Plastic Bag Double Slider Card

I was checking out Dawn's Stamping Studio blog, and found a tutorial for a double slider card using a plastic bag.  It looked interesting, so I thought I'd try it.  It was very easy, and a lot of fun to do, and could be used for so many types of cards.  I used mine for a birthday card.  A "slider" card has a part of the card that "pulls out", only this one has two.  The slider mechanism is made with a plastic bag, that is 1 1/2 inches wide by 12 1/2 inches long.  A good way to recycle...


With this slider card, when you pull on the ribbon at the top of the card, it slides out from the top and bottom, each with a sentiment on it, like this:


A little info, this is Tilda from Magnolia Stamps.  I stamped her as usual on Neenah card stock, and used Mementos Tuxedo Black ink.  The sentiments were stamped the same way.  I used copics to color her.  The blue, green and pink card stock is from AC (American Crafts).  I added a cute little mini rose from Prima.  The ribbon and pom pom is from my growing stash!  I used a glitter pen to highlight the butterfly wings.  I gave her pink gems for buckles on her shoes.  The corners of the image were cut and embossed using a Fiskars corner punch.
If you get a chance check out the tutorial and have a go at making this card, it was fun, and it's always good to have different types of cards in your repertoire.
Here is the link for the tutorial:
http://dawnsstampingthoughts.typepad.com/dawns_stampin_studio/2008/03/plastic-bag-dou.html

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sweat Pea Challenge and Papertake Weekly Challenge


Here I used the Ching-Chou Kuik's - "love is gone" stamp from Sweat Pea.  For this challenge we were required to use pink, green and yellow and use flowers.  She was stamped on Neenah card stock with Mementos Tuxedo Black ink.  I colored her with copics.  The designer paper is from Imaginisce.  I used a Prima caboodles flower, some ribbon and brads that I had.  The sentiment is also from Sweat Pea rubber stamps.  I used a Martha Stewart border bunch on the green card stock that frames the image.

I am also using this card for Papertake Weekly challenge, their requirements were to use brads, buttons, ribbons, bows and or bling somewhere on the card.  You could either use all of them or just one.  Seeing as I have brads and ribbon and bow, this card sure does qualify.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my cards, have a great week!!

Michelle Perkett Challenge #19 - Sketch


This was the sketch that was provided for this weeks challenge.  I love doing sketch challenges, and this was an interesting one......


....here is my entry.  I used the Michelle Perkett "Harmony Goddess" image, and colored her with copics.  She was printed on Neenah card stock, and layered with pink and then blue card stock by American Crafts.  The designer paper is from the Bittersweet Paper Pack by Basic Grey.  I used Prima mini roses, and I cut the pink circles with spellbinder dies, and then embossed them with a cuttlebug folder.  I added fancy brads to the corners, and a big bow from ribbon I had. The designer paper is pop dotted and so is the image, to give a 3D effect.  I added glitter here and there on the image using a glitter pen.
So there you have it, hope you enjoy!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Happy 90th Birthday Mom!

This was a special card for a special lady who turned 90 on March 3rd.  Unfortunately we could not be with her as she lives in Camrose, Alberta.  It would of been great to help her celebrate.
My mom-in-law loves flowers, and always had a garden, and plenty of plants in the house.  I chose this digital image from Michelle Perkett, called Mary Mary.  I colored her with my copics.  I did a similar card previously for another challenge with Kraftin Kimmie.  I really liked the design of the card, and thought the hidden sentiment would be fun for Mom.  The designer paper is Lemonade by Basic Grey.  The fancy label was cut using spellbinders embossing dies.  Card stock is from Bazzill.

This is the card with the tag pulled out.  I sure hope she likes her card.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Birthday Card


Just thought I'd post the card I made for my grand-daughter Keiran.  She just turned ten.  I used a Mo's Digital image, which relates completely to Keiran, as she loves to play with her DS.  I colored her with copics, and cut her out.  I made a recessed card, so that it would look like she is sitting on the window sill.  I added brown ribbon, to make it look like curtains.  There is designer paper behind the window frame that has flowers on it, to give the illusion of the outside.  I added some ribbon and brads, and a tiny white flower.  The sentiment was cut using spellbinders dies.  I decided on the green brads and brown for the curtains to get away from having so much pink.  It gives a splash of color.  I also added some glitter to her hair, and other areas on the card.   This is what the inside looks like.


I used a Martha Stewart Punch for the lace trimming on the sentiment.  I also used a Fiskars embossing corner punch on the designer paper which covers the recessed window.  So there you have it, I sure hope she likes it!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sketch Challenge - SK022710


This was our sketch for the challenge on PCP.  Here is the card I made.


I used a Magnolia Rubber Stamp, and stamped her on Neenah card stock with Mementos Tuxedo Black ink, and colored her with copics.  The designer paper is from the Marrakech Paper Pad by Basic Grey.  The sentiment is from Kraftin Kimmie. The card base is Bazzill card stock, and the blue is from Provocraft.  The brads were another find from the dollar store.  I added some bling on her shoes to make it look like a buckle. This was a great sketch to work with.  Thanks for stopping by!

RAK March Sketch Challenge




This is the sketch we were given to make the March challenge card with.  Here is my card.

I used a Sassy Cheryl's Digital image, and it is called Prince Stamp.  She was printed on Neenah card stock, and colored with copics.  The card base is pink Bazzill card stock.  The designer paper and flowers are from Imaginisce, the Lucy Bird line.  I used a Martha Steward Punch for the lacy strip in the middle.  The sentiment was cut using a spellbinder die.  The leaves were cut with a Cricut cartridge and then embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.
I love this image, what "little girl" is not waiting for their prince to come...... or willing to make him appear! Enjoy!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Blasts from the Past - Not Paper!

I thought I would share some projects I have made over the years, that are not paper.  Here are just a few of my Christmas ornaments I made a couple of years ago, there are many more, but I still have to find the photo's of them.

These are made on paper mache ornaments, here are a few more.
                                

                                                        



These were painted on thin wood, which I cut myself, as you can see they are not very straight triangles, but it gives them a more whimsical look.

My favorite project I ever did, was this afghan I made just after my grandson was born.  It's more for when he is older and is finally in a bed.  This picture was taken on my queen size bed, so as you can see the afghan is huge.  It will fit perfectly on a single bed.

My daughter loves Winnie the Pooh, and especially Piglet, but it was too girly, so I decided to do Eeyore.  This afghan is crocheted, and it took me a little less than a month to do.  I am very proud of this project.

I decided to throw in a picture of a cake I did for my husband's birthday (can't remember which one, there has been so many), it is an orange cake, with butter-cream frosting and blackberries.  I used a template and cocoa for the top.
                   



Doesn't that look yummy!!  So that's all the pics I could find for now, will share more later.  Hope you enjoyed my blast from the past!.  Thanks for taking the time to browse.