Monday, June 30, 2008

Cherish Butterfly

I have been wanting to try a butterfly like this for awhile and I really enjoyed it. It was super easy I stamped the butterfly on whisper white then colored it using Koh-I-Noor pencils and OMS, then I cut it out and inked it up with my versamark and embossed it three times. I did learn something from this it is easier to ink and emboss first them cut it out. I also only glued down the butterfly at its body so that the wings would have some depth to them. Thanks for looking.

Stamps: Baroque Motifts-Stampin' Up, Butterfly-Inkadinkado
Paper: All Stampin' Up whisper white, more mustard, really rust basic black
Ink: Stazon jet black
other: Koh-I-Noor colored pencils, nestabilities, cuttlebug, embossing power, gel pen, ribbon

Friday, June 27, 2008

5 In 1 Challenge Card!!!!

Okay I got this idea last night when I was checking out the challenges over on Splitcoast Stampers. I have had a bad case of missing MOJO, so I was trying to find something to get me going when I realized that I could make a card using all of the weekday challenges. The only bird I have is in Pun Fun so that part was easy and the colors and the sketch was already done so all I had to come up with was the glimmer and shimmer and the limited supplies easy peasy right? Anyway it was enough to get me to make a card and now hopefully I am back on the stamping train.
The challenges are
Monday TLC173 Shimmer and Glimmer (on the birds belly, it didn't photograph well)
Tuesday CC172 Color Challenge Taken with Teal, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Wednesday SC182 Card Sketches
Thursday WT172 Ways to use it... Ways to use birds
Friday LSC174 Limited Supplies...Brads are not the pits

Thanks for looking.
Supplies All Stampin' Up unless otherwise stated
Stamps: Pun Fun
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Taken with Teal, and Bali Breeze
Ink: Basic Black
Other: flower brad-Making Memories, water color pencils-Staedtler, Perfect Pearls by Ranger

Monday, June 23, 2008

Check out the blog brownies Heather is giving away!!!

Over on Heather's site Stamping the Details, she is giving away some blog brownies to celebrate s 20,000 hits. Congrats to Heather, and hurry over you only have until Wed. 6/25 at 9:00 p.m. est. to enter. Good Luck.

Friday, June 20, 2008

My first Unity stamps......

and I won them. A HUGE thank to Heather Brown over at In My Stamp Room. She had this set offered as blog candy a few weeks ago and I won them I got them yesterday and I am itching to get some ink on them. I hope to have some time later today. I have been wanting to try Unity stamps for awhile now and am so glad I now have them, I now I will love using them. Heather included this very pretty card as well. Here is a close up of the card. Isn't it pretty.
Thanks for stopping by and having a look.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Inspiration Challenge

I made this for an inspiration challenge at My Scrapbook Table Sarah is having a blog candy giveaway and one of the things you need to do is make a card using her inspiration piece. I really struggled with this for some reason and I didn't like it most of the way through in the end I am happy. I used the three flowers with the off set centers as the piece that I choose. There is very little stamping on this card, but a whole lot of sponging. It is a bit hard to tell by my photo, but I used close to cocoa, so saffron, really rust, more mustard, chocolate chip and old olive. Oh my, I just realized I used six colors on one card I think that is the most I have ever used on one before. If you would like to enter for Sarah's blog candy hurry over here. Thanks for looking.

Stamps: Time Well Spent, Stem Silhouttes Stampin' Up
Paper: Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Really Rust, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive all Stampin' Up
Ink: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive Stampin' Up
Other: Scallop, 1", 3/4" punches Stampin' Up

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Beates Be Inspired Challenge #17

I made this card for Beate's challenge a few days ago, and I am just now getting to posting it. I knew right away how I wanted to make this card. For the most part it came out the way I wanted. I have been wanting to make a black and white card and never got to it so this gave me a reason to do so now. Thanks for looking

Stamps: Priceless, Baroque Motifs Stampin' Up
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White Stampin' Up
Ink: Basic Black Stampin' Up, Versamark
Other: White embossing powder, White organza ribbon, and Tag Corner Punch Stampin' Up

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sketch Challenge Card

There is a sketch challenge and a blog candy giveaway at Everything Paper Crafts.
If you make a card using the sketch you get two entries into the blog candy drawing. So anyway this is my card for it I used new Fresh Cuts stamp set and Really Rust and More Mustard. Thanks for looking.
Stamps: Fresh Cuts Stampin' Up
Paper: Really Rust, More Mustard and Very Vanilla Stampin' Up
Ink: Really Rust Stampin' Up
Other: More Mustard ribbon Stampin' Up, Oval nestabilities, Friskars treading water punch

Monday, June 16, 2008

Sweet Sixteen Card

I made this card for my niece she is sixteen today, wow they grow up fast. The base is River Rock. I stamped the bamboo from Embrace Life and embossed them with white. The flower is also from Embrace Life and water colored. Sweet is from Sweet Shapes and the numbers are stickers. Thanks for looking.
I would also like to wish a very happy birthday to Stephanie.

Stamps: Embrace Life, Sweet Shapes, Stampin' UP
Paper: River Rock, Basic Black, Not Quite Navy and Whisper White all Stampin' Up
Ink: Basic Black Stampin' Up, Versamark
Other: Stickers, watercolor crayons and white embossing powder

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch challenge #52

This is my card for Beate's weekend sketch challenge. I just got Pun Fun and couldn't wait ti ink up the rubber. The cool thing about this card is that I was able to use all scraps (except the card base). There is a lot of sponging on this card and I added some of the decorative accents from M's to the circle on the rockets. I love this set, thanks for looking.
Stamps: Pun Fun from Stampin' Up
Paper: Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White and Jersey Shore all Stampin' Up
Ink: Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi Stampin' Up
Other: Watercolor crayons from Stampin' Up and decorative accents From Micheals


Last week I received this cute book, note card and a coupon from Annette Stewart for signing up for her newsletter. Isn't the book the neatest thing since sliced bread, I am going to be making some of these. Now if I can convince my husband I need a bind it all. So if you would like to check out more of Annette's work visit her blog here. Thank you Annette I love it all.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Tile Father's Day Card

This is the card I made my husband, sorry for the colors the did not come out right no matter how many times I tried. It is More Mustard and Chocolate Chip! Well anyway I used my cuttlebug and one of the fancy corners embossing folders on a scrap piece of Old Olive. Next I used Really Rust ink and swirled it on with a sponge, next I dappled with a sponge some chocolate chip and old olive ink, then finally I used some metallic rubbing paste (gold) on the top giving it a look of metal. my inspiration for the tile came from Stephanie's card here.
And here is a close up of the tile, that really is chocolate chip paper. Thanks for looking.
Stamps: Warm Words, Sanded by Stampin' Up
Paper: More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Ink: Really Rust Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Other: Cuttlebug, metallic rubbing paste

Father's Day Card

So I finally made a Father's day card. It is a simple card and after I came up with my design it took me about ten minutes to make. I always have a hard time with masculine cards so I was glad that is came together so fast. This one uses a lot of sponging on the edges and I like they way it came out. I hope that all the fathers out there have a great day tomorrow. Thank you for looking.

Stamps: All from Stampin' Up, Stem Silhouettes and One of a Kind
Paper: River Rock, Chocolate Chip and Bashful Blue all Stampin' Up, unknown designer paper under the stem

Ink: All Stampin' Up, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust and Old Olive

Friday, June 13, 2008

Merci Pocket Card

This is my attempt at a pocket card. I wanted the tag to also be a bookmark.
I have had a hard time coming up with ideas for the Merci stamp set, but I think I am finally getting it. My horizontal punch wont go through three layers of card stock so, I had to punch one layer at a time. I am loving using my watercolor pencil this week, I have used them on nearly every card I have made.

Here is a close up of the tag. the card also opens up. I took a strip of card stock that measured 4 1/4"x 11", then I folded up about 2 1/2" and glued it down to form the pocket then I folded it to make a square card the measured 4 1/4" x 4 1/4". Thanks for looking.

Edited to add: I am now out of school for the summer and am hoping to get back to posting more regularly. I have many cards I have made this last week and will be posting them over the next few days.

Stamps: Stampin' Up Merci
Paper: Stampin' Up rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
and Bali Breeze designer paper
Ink: Versamark, Stazon Jet Black
Other: Clear embossing powder, Staedtler watercolor pencils,
Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink ribbon, Slot punch and Micheal's
decorative accents (dew drops)

Sunday, June 8, 2008

How to...... packing tape transfer

In my last card I used a technique called packing tape transfer, and have been ask how I did it. Well, I didn't come up with this one on my own I have seen it done many times, I will give you all a quick overview of how it is done.
I started with a strip of Stampin' Up designer paper cut 2" wide, then put the packing tape (which was also 2" wide) on top. Make sure you get out any bubbles I used a bone folder, but you could use a credit card. Next stamp your image using Stazon ink, after that has dried for a few moments cut out your image. Okay so here is the fun part, you then soak it in water until the paper is completely saturated, at this point you should be able to gently rub the paper off the tape which will leave you with just the image and no paper. Now all you have to do is let if dry and you are ready to place it on your card. I hope this made since, if you have any questions please email me.

I have been super busy and have not been posting like I should, but this is the last week of school for me (yeah) so I should get back to it very soon.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'


Monday, June 2, 2008

Time Well Spent

I made this card using my level three hostess set Time Well Spent. I had been wanting to try the packing tape transfer technique. I found it very easy to do, and I liked the results. I feel it was a great way to give the butterflies a three dimensional look. I started by stamping the large flower first and then masking it and adding the other flowers. After water coloring them I popped up the center of the large flower and added some stickles. Before layer it I gave another go at paper piercing, I hope to get better at that soon.

This is a side view of the card so you can see how the butterflies are raised. Thanks for looking.
Don't forget you have until Thursday at 8p.m. pst to enter for some blog candy over at Crafting the Web.

All by Stampin Up unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Time Well Spent
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Lavender Lace, Almost Amethyst designer paper (for butterflies)
Ink: Basic Black, Stazon Jet Black
Other: Stickles, water color pencils and crystal rhinestone all non Stampin Up