Tuesday, June 30, 2009

You're Better than Ice Cream

Here is the card I made for My Favorite Things one click challenge. The challenge is to make a summer card using flowers and polka dots. I use Here's the Scoop. I paper pieced, so that I could have wall paper. I colored with copics. The designer paper is from Basic Greys porcelain collection. The card base is pure luxury chocolate from Gina K Designs and the pink mat is Stampin' Up's blush blossom. I added some prima flowers with chocolate pearls for the centers. There is some paper piercing just under the sentiment.

I am going to be on vacation with my family, so I will not be posting much for the next couple of weeks. Good news is I will have some stamping supplies with me so I hope to have some cards to share with you. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you all have a wonderful and safe fourth of July.

copics: B06, BG01, C3, E13, E35, E51, R22, YR000, YR00

Monday, June 29, 2009

Lemon Tree

I made a second card for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge. I love this stamp set, it is gorgeous. I I started by coloring the tree with copics and then cutting out the oval with nestabilities, next I cut using labels one. The card base is barely banana, with patterned paper from Basic Grey's porcelain collection. I am really happy with the way this card came out. Thank you for stopping by.

copics: E09, E13, E35, E57, G99, W0, W1, YG03, YG95

A couple of challenge cards

I made this cards for Gina K Designs release party challenges on SCS.

The first card is for Lee's color challenge to make a card using her favorite colors pink and brown. It is also for Rachel's cupcake inspiration challenge #13. Rachel has a new challenge each week, this is my first time doing one of her challenge, it is fun and I will be doing more. I used regal rose(SU) and pure luxury brown (GKD). The DP is from Basic Grey's Porcelain collection. The butterfly is from Take Flight and the sentiment is from Eclectic Summer Sayings and the foliage in the background is from Botanical Dreams all from Gina K Designs. I also sponged with pretty in pink and regal rose. The butterfly is colored with copics(RV21, RV23, RV25).

For the seahorse card Donna's challenge was to make a one layer card with only one type of embellishment. I have a very hard time with CAS cards I always feel the need more added to them. So on to the card, I inked the seahorse with versamark and then a spectrum pad and then I heat embossed using a hologram embossing powder. The stamps are from Eclectic Summer and Eclectic Summer Sayings both from Gina K. Designs. Thank you for stopping by.

Also I will be posting another card soon, and it is a good one.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Take me away

So I have another card I made for a couple of challenges from StampTV. The first one is Melisa Waldorf's color challenge, bubblegum pink and aqua. Eek these are hard colors for me, but I went for it and it came out okay. The other challenge is for Cat's sketch challenge. The stamps are from Eclectic Summer and Eclectic Summer Sayings from Gina K Designs. It is very hard to tell in this photo but at the bottom it says You love keeps lifting me. The DP is Basic Grey's Urban Prairie and the card stock is regal rose and taken with teal. Thank you for stopping by.

Copics: BG01, BG15, E13, R32, Y13

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Timeless Lemon

I am going to start off by saying that this card looks so much better in person. I don't know what was up but no matter how many times I took a photo of this card or how long I spent editing it I could not get it to look right. I have to say I spent almost the entire morning on it and have finally gave up.

Okay for the details. I made this for six different challenges, listed below. It is my first Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge. So the base is elegant eggplant, the DP is from Tea Party form Stampin' Up, and the oval is barley banana. The wonderful stamp is from a new set from Flourishes called Life Love & Lemons, I just got this set and I love it. I colored it with copics and then cut it out. In hope you all have a wonderful weekend, the weather here is gorgeous so I am out of here to enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by.

Flourishes: Timeless Tuesday Sketch FTTC21
Pile it on: To use purple and at least one other challenge.
Stamp Something: At least 3 embellishments.
2 Red Bananas: What does summer inspire, for me I think of garden and my in-laws many fruit trees.
The Cuttlebug Spot: Celebrate summer.
One Stop Craft Challenge: To make a card using fruity colors or fruit. Lemons

copics: G21, G99, YG95, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sweet Ice Cream!

I made this card for Lee's Pot Luck Friday challenge on StampTV, but as I was about to photograph it thinking I had until Friday morning to get it posted, that is when I saw that Lee already had picked a winner. What I didn't see was that deadline was Thursday evening not Friday morning. Next time I will have to look closer.

On to the card, the challenge was to make a card the was inspired by mint chocolate chip ice cream. I had this idea right away, but didn't have time to get to it until today. The card stock is chocolate chip and green galore with a scrap of Basic Grey Lime Rickey. I did do some sponging on the green but it doesn't show in the photo. I think I spent the most time tying the bow, I think I need a bow easy. The ice cream stamp is from lazy Days of Summer and the sentiment is from My Cuppa ' Joe both from Gina K Designs. As my reader readers already know I love to combine challenges with that being said there are two others that this card meets listed below.

If you get a chance head over to Gina's store and check out the new releases they are awesome, I just placed my order. Now I have to stalk the mailman until my new stamps get here. Thanks for stopping by.

2Red Bananas: How does summer inspire you. For me I love ice cream all year, but I think of it more in the summer.
The CuttleBug Spot: to celebrate summer or school being out. Ice cream again.

copics: C1, E35, G21, YG03

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ride-em Cowboy

This is an image called Weiman Wranglers it can be purchased through Pink Cat Studio to raise money for Make a Wish in honor of Ethan Weiman. You can find all the details here. This was my first digital stamp and it was very easy. So for the details about the card, it for four challenges. Can you tell I love combining challenges? I like to see how many I can make work on one card so far I think 6 is the most I have done. I created the denim background and the bandanna as well. It is hard to tell in the photo but the tan strip is and piece of suede fringe trim I bought at the fabric store.

StampTV: Sketch
SplitCoast Stampers: TLC226 Faux Denim
Our Creative Corner: To use stars on your project
My Time My Creations My Stampendence: To use the Wieman Wranglers digi image in a project.

copics:100 black, B24, BG01, C3, C5, E31, E33, E35, E37,E51, E57, R27, YR00
Stamps; Weiman Wranglers digital download, Polka Dots and Paisley (SU)
paper; pure luxury white(GKD), real red (SU)
ink; ballet blue, brilliant blue (SU) moonlight white (Brilliance)
Other; gel pen, suede fringe star brads

Monday, June 22, 2009

Peaceful Lighthouse

A few years ago my family went on a vacation up the Oregon coast and visited several of the lighthouses. It was one of the best vacation we have ever had. If you ever get a chance to tour inside a lighthouse, do it. We even we able to go up to the very top of one of them and look out over the ocean, so cool. Someday I hope to check some of the ones on the east coast. So when I first saw this set it brought back memories of that vacation, now I need to get out the photos from that trip and scrap them.

Okay enough of my reminiscing and on to the card. I made for my husband with that trip in mind. The stamp is from Rupa Shevde's set Guiding Light from Gina K Designs. I colored it with copics and embossed with labels one nestabilities. Gina's technique challenge this week was to use your nestabilities to emboss a frame. The patterned paper is from Basic Greys Lime Rickey collection. The card is five inch square with a base of tempting turquoise.

StampTV: Embossing only with nestabilities
2Redbananas: An inspiration challenge. How does summer inspire you? What do you see when you think of summer?
The Cuttlebug Spot: Celebrate Summer

Thanks for stopping by.

copic: C1, C3, C5, B00, R27, E31, E33, E37

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Rainbow Fish Birthday

I have to admit that I cased this card. When I first saw Theresa's Rainbow Fish card I loved it and then Jennie posted her color challenge on StampTV and it is an inspiration that has most of the same colors and I knew that I had to make my own version of it. I also did this for the birthday celebration challenge on Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog, to make a card that could be for a first birthday.
After coloring the fish with copic markers I used a versamark pen to ink it up and then heat embossed with clear before sponging the background. I sponged the background using bashful blue, ballet blue, and brilliant blue. The "seaweed is stamped in night of navy and stamped a second and third time to give it depth. I added some tiny rhinestones under the birthday sentiment. Thank you for stopping by.

copics:B26, BG01, BG05, G14, YG06, Y15, Y17

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Bloomin' Flower Pot

Yesterday Melanie Muenchinger posted on her blog a blog hop using her stamp set A Year of Flowers. This is my all time favorite flower set and also my favorite set from Melanie. For those of you who don't know Melanie is a illustrator/designer team member for Gina K Designs.

I have been seeing these flower pot cards on SCS for awhile and my first thought was to make a card using a year of flowers, but I never got around to it, so when Melanie started this hop I knew this is what I wanted to do. I started by stamping the rose first then masking and adding flowers until I felt I had enough then continuing to mask I added the leaves. Next I colored them with copics (colors below). After cutting them out I decided it needed to have a small white border. The flowers are attached to a insert. The flower pot is always artichoke and the sentiment is from Asela Hopkin's set Friendship's Garden also from Gina K Designs. The ribbon is certainly celery from Stampin' Up.

I found the instructions for the flower pot here.

Thank you for stopping by.

copics: R22, R32, Y15, Y17, YR04, YR07, G99, YG03,YG06, YG95, BV08, BV11, BV17, E37

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Post-it Note Holder

Here is a post-it note holder I made for Selma's Potluck Friday challenge on StampTV. It is also for the copic challenge on Copic Creations to color something with wood. The flower stamp is from eclectic summer from Gina K Designs. For the papers I used always artichoke for the base and the large circle, so saffron for the scallop circle and the mat behind the DP. The designer paper is from Basic Grey's Marrakech pack.

I wanted to share this picture I took tonight of the fuchsia in my back yard. It is a very beautiful plant and it about 14 feet tall and works its way up into a tree. I love the colors. Thank you for stopping by.

copics:E29, E33 E37 B24, C1, Y15, YG95

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Gift Card Inspired

I made this card and it is not for a challenge. I know you all are shocked and may not recover, sorry about that I don't want anyone hurt in the viewing of my blog. So are you all okay?

This is the card I made for my nieces birthday (Theresa's daughter) it was yesterday. I am a bad Aunt I didn't get it in the mail fast enough to get to her in time. I am hoping she doesn't read this before she gets it.

Stephanie is now seventeen and very much into art, drawing mostly, so I got her a gift card to Michael's and was very inspired by the card so I put aside the card I had made for her (I will post it tomorrow) and made this one.

Here is a picture of the gift card. The base is so saffron, the red is from Lime Rickey from Basic Grey with white and black mats. The daisies are from Eclectic Summer and the sentiment is from Eclectic Summer Sayings both from Gina K Designs. The sentiment is heat embossed with white embossing powder. I wanted to put a red heart brad in the center of the daisies but as you all know it is harder to mail with any embellies so I left it off. :(

Thank you for stopping by.

copics: Y15, Y17, C1

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Fairytale Rose

I am back... If you missed it my son graduated high school this last week and it has been a whirlwind of activity here. All went very well, but I am having a hard time believing that my only child is now an adult, out of school and on his way to college.

Okay enough about my personal life you are here to see a card and I have this one for you. It is for FIVE challenges, listed below. This one took me some time, first off I was having hard time getting back the creative juices and then I had the drying time of the crystal lacquer that I used on the glass globe thingy. As for that I drew it free hand and the rose is from Friendship's Garden from Gina K Designs. The rose petals are also hand drawn. The sentiment is computer generated.

Okay here are the challenges:

1. Saturday Cinema #36 Beauty and the Beast
2. StampTV color challenge STVCC16 to use red, brown and white
3. Card Positioning Systems SPC120 a sketch challenge,
their sponsor this week is 2RedBananas and they are using the same sketch for their own challenge.
4. Our Creative Corner to use a boarder punch
5. Pile It On to use two ribbons and at least one other challenge

Pile it on is a new challenge blog this is only their second week.

So there you have it five challenges.

Card Details:
paper: bazzill basics french silk, basic grey boxer, pure luxury white
ribbon: chocolate brown SU, sheer brown from my stash
copics:E25, E29, G99, YG95, R27, R29

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Graduation Card and a tutorial

I made this graduation card today for my son who is graduating from high school on Thursday. I wanted a graduation cap that could also hold money or a gift card, his school colors are red and black. On the back of the insert I made a little pocket to hold money or a gift card.

Here is the card with the insert sticking out. I found the charm at Michael's, it is from Darcie's. The tassel is home made using embroidery floss, and then attached with a brad.

I started with a eight inch square, and scored at four inches on two sides. Then I scored a diagonally. On the diagonal make it a mountain fold and on the four inch score lines make them a valley fold.

Place tape as in photo. Then flip over and place tape as in the next photo.

Before gluing down you need to find the center of one of the four inch sides, this is where you will place your brad. Attach tassel to the brad. Once it is all glued down you will have a little pocket to put your insert. The insert is 3 1/2 inches square. If you have any questions please ask.

I will be busy this week with my sons graduation so I am not sure if I will get any stamping done and I may not be able to post. Thank you for stopping by.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Blog Award

I received this wonderful award from Selma. Selma does such fabulous cards and has amazing talent.

The rules for this award are...
*comment on this blog
*cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog
*nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude
*link to your nominees within your blog post
*comment on their blogs to let them know they received the award
*link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation.

I would like to nominate these wonderful ladies.
Patti J

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Season's change

I made this for Lee's challenge on StampTV to use stamps from two different seasons. I choose Take Flight and Winter Foliage both from Gina K Designs. The patterned paper is wisteria from Basic Grey. The card stock is river rock and elegant eggplant. So for the background behind the butterfly I sponged first with bashful blue then ballet blue and then finished with elegant eggplant. The pine bough is stamped in elegant eggplant and then also stamped off once and then on the background to give it depth. If you get a chance head over to StampTV and do some of the challenges for a chance to win a stamp set. I have been playing along often and I won this week. I now need to decide which set I want That is not an easy thing to do as there are so many wonderful sets. Thank you for stopping by.

copics: BV11, BV17

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Celebrate Dresses

I made this card for Gina's paper piecing challenge on StampTV. I really had a beautiful vision in my head for this card and unfortunately it didn't come out anywhere near what I planned. Everything that could go wrong with this card did!! The colors didn't photograph right, they are so saffron pretty in pink and certainly celery. Oh well, here it is mistakes and all. Thank you for stopping by.