Monday, October 25, 2010

Love Bites

This car may qualify for the card that took the longest to make.  I started coloring the image a week ago, got busy then it was time go back to work and then work took over my life to the whole week!  I was completely to totally exhausted by the time the weekend was here and I still had to card to make for The Cuttlebug Spot.  So this image sat on my work desk all week just waiting to some one to come and finish it up!!  Finally I have it finished, yay!  I worked in several challenges I will list below.  Don't you just love this image?? I sure do and it was fun to color.  It is one of the many wonderful stamps from Kraftin" Kimmie Stamps.  Well gotta go thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful week.


Card Details
Stamps: Kraftin" Kimmie Stamps
Paper: pure luxury sweet mango, vibrant violet, DP Bo Bunny
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Copics: C1, C3, C5.\, C7, C9, E21, E31, E33, E35, E50, E57, G05, G07, R05, R11, W0, Y23, YG11
Other: Martha Stewart punch, Ribbon, twinkettes glitter pen

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Welcome Fall

This week the challenge for The Cuttlebug Spot is Welcome Fall: Anything Fall. 

I used this awesome tree from Fanciful Fall stamp set from Gina K Designs, and  illustrated by Theresa Momber.  I love this tree and when saw it I knew that it would be one that I used often.  There are so many ways to use it.  I have already made a spooky Halloween card with it.   I love the look of the shadow effect so I used it here by stamping first in rich cocoa and then with desert sand using my stamp positioner to line it up.  I hope you can play along this week.  And don't forget to head over to The Cuttlebug Spot and check out what the rest of the design team has to show this week.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps Fanciful Fall- Gina K Designs
Paper: Pure Luxury chocolate kiss, sweet corn, sweet mango, ivory
Ink: memento tuxedo black, rich cocoa, desert sand
Other: Cuttle\bug, nestabilites

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Totally Frightful

Before I get to my project I would like to apologize for my lack of posts this last week and not getting around to comment on you blogs.  I have been fighting some kind of bug and all I wanted to do is sleep.  I am feeling better and hopefully I will be back on schedule this week.

This week the challenge for The Cuttlebug Spot is Totally Frightful: Scarry Halloween projects.   I couldn't stop with only one project, I made two.

For my projects I made a luminary and a coffin complete with a skeleton.  For the luminaary I cut a sheet of card stock in half on the one side.  Next I scored at 1/2 and 4 1/2 inches on both pieces of paper.  Then using nestabilites I cut out the opening for the shade. using a Tim Holtz embossing folder I embossed the spider web. So the web would show up on the black I used a tool I never am without, my finger!!!  With my finger I lightly rubbed white ink on the raised parts.  I stamped the images with stazon on vellum and taped in place.  To finish I put tape on the 1/2 inch tabs and adhered to form a square.  It is amazing how this looks with a tea light battery candle in it.

For the coffin I followed a pattern from Martha Stewart found here.  I embossed the medallion for the top and matted with silver.  The sides are embossed with the long small embossing folder meant for boarders.  I robbed teh skeleton from a garland that I bought at Michael's.  The embossing is highlighted the same way with white ink.  Here are some more photos.

Make sure you stop by the rest of the design team and see what Frightful creations they have to share.

I also worked a a few challenges listed below.
  1. Stampin' Royalty Challenge: Spooky Kooky aka. Halloween
  2. Pile It On: Halloween for Kids
  3. One Stop Craft Challenge: Halloween
  4. Stamp Somethings: Halloween Somethings
  5. Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: No Cards Allowed

Monday, October 11, 2010

Autumn Blessings

This is a card I made for the last release from Gina K Designs.  I used Theresa's newest set called Fanciful Fall.  I love making Fall cards and this one was super fast, I think I made it in about 15 minutes.  I used memento markers to color directly on the rubber.  Before taking the image out of the nestabilitie die I sponged with some memento desert sand ink.  This is another wonderful set illustrated by Theresa.  I will have some more cards to share soon.  Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

All The Ingredients You Need

For a Happy Halloween!

Today's project is for The Cuttlebug Spot.  This week the challenge is to make a Halloween Treat Container.  If you don't celebrate Halloween you can make a treat holder for a birthday or Christmas etc.  I choose to make  test tube holder.  I have been seeing these around for the last few years and have wanted to make one.  Yet every year the stores in my area are all sold out.  This year I was lucky enough to be at Joann's early and get my hands on a package.  I used a template from Lisa Somerville, you can find the template here. he stamps I used are from My Favorite Things and the set is called Totally Witchin'.

Here is a close up of the front.

I am also entering this in the challenge this week for Simon Says.  The challenge this week is to create something with a Halloween theme.  You can find the details here.
I hope you have time to play this week and don't forget to include some dry embossing on your project.  Before you get started though be sure to stop by the rest of the design team and see their gorgeous creations.
Thank you for stopping by.


Card Details
Stamps: Totally Witchin' My Favorite Things
Paper: pure luxury black onyx. sweet mango, Bo Bunny DP
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Copics: B0000, C3,C5, C7, E33, E53, G05, G14, YR04, YR07
Other: Cuttlebug, Martha Stewart dripping blood punch and test tubes, stickers, brads

Friday, October 8, 2010

Celebrate In Style

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps is celebrating the first year in business with a challenge to create a project using celebration as the theme.  I have only recently discovered Kraftin Kimmie Stamps, but I immediately fell in love with them.  Wow these images are so much fun to color and coloring is my favorite thing about paper crafting. I choose to use their  Snow White image.  Congratulations Kimmie on your first year, I look forward to many more years to come buying your stamps.  Thank you for stopping by.

Don't forget there is still some time to play along with the The Cuttlebug Spot for a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate to Custom Crops.

Card Details
Stamps Kraftin Kimmie, sentiment Gina K Designs
Paper: pure luxury lemon drop, DCWV Citrus
Ink: Menmento tuxedo black, dandelion
Copics: B00, B12, B24, B26, C1, C3, C5, C7, E21, E51, R20, R27
Other: cuttlebug, nestabiites, rhinestones

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Super fast post tonight as I am very tried, I had to work 3 1/2 hours over today.  Any way I made this for the anniversary challenge for Just Us Girls.  I love there challenges and wish I had more time to play along, but there are so many challenges and so little time.  I am trying very hard to do more of a verity of challenges though.  I used a stamp set from Unity called Embellished Season.  I won this set a few weeks ago and this was my first chance to get inky with it.  I am going to enjoy it so much.  It is hard to  tell in my photo, but I added stickles the the little dots and it looks so cool in person.  I so have some cards to share and I hope to get them up very soon.  Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Power of Women

Hello ans welcome to my first post as a designer for The Cuttlebug Spot.  This week the challenge is The Power of Women:  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  the challenge is create a project around the theme of breast cancer awareness.  For my card I choose to use the rose from A Year of Flowers from Gina K Designs.  I colored with copics and then cut out the flower, next I layered the leaves behind it.  The background is sponged and the stamped with a leaf image and finally spritzed with some Glimmer Mist Chalkboard ink. I love this saying and thought it would be inspiring.  Make sure that you head over to see the beauiful creations fromt he rest of the design team.  For full details on the challenge make sure you go to The Cuttlebug Spot.  Thank you for stopping by. 

Card Details
Stamps: A year of flowers, hope grows- Gina K Designs
Paper: Pure luxury white, passionate pink
Ink: memento tuxedo black, angel pink, rose bud
Copics:G24, RV02, RV13, YG63, YG67
Other: Cuttlebug, embossing folder, ribbon

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Heart To Heart Card Drive

I made the card today for Carolyn Kings challenge for her Heart to Heart card drive.  This is a very special challenge and Cammie's third year doing it.  Cammie lost her grandmother to Alzheimer’s and has been doing this challenge to honor all of the wonderful work the Alzheimer caregivers.  My husband grandfather died of Alzheimer's.  I am way late getting this done as the challenge ends in just a few hours.  If you have a chance even after the challenge to make a card for someone that works with patience's with Alzheimer's please do and let them know how much you appreciate all that they do.

I also worked in a few other challenges as I like to do.  First off Cat has a recipe challenge on StampTV.  To make a card following this recipe.
1. No designer paper.
2. One layer only plus the base
3. 2 rounded corners on the base
4. At least 3 blings

OK I can do no designer paper, no problem.  The rounded corners, piece of cake.  Three bling, a walk in the park.  BUT no DESIGNER PAPER, are you kidding me?  I love my layers and this made this a true challenge for me.  I had to think a bit and then came up with if I can do layers then I can at least do faux layers!!!! So then I took my stamped scene and with a ruler and a brown copic marker made a brown layer he he. 

The next challenge is for Mark's Finest Papers.  Speedy's challenge this week is the use buttons and bows.  If you look in the bottom left corner I have a small button with a bow.

That is all I have for now.  Make sure to come back on Monday morning for my first card as a Designer for The Cuttlebug Spot.

Thank you for stopping by.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Bottoms Up!

I made this for the challenge on Kraftin Kimmie's blog to make a card using purple, orange and green.  Well I had to do a Halloween card and this is the prefect image for it.  I just love this gal.

So are you excited tomorrow is World Card Making Day?   Do you have any card making plans.  I do, I hope to spend the day making cards for many of the wonderful challenges that I know will be posted.  I may also be tempted into do a little stamp shopping.  Though I shouldn't as I have an order coming from Kraftin' Kimmie and Gina K Designs.  Speaking of Gina K Designs did you make it to the party last night?  It was a blast.  Theresa sent me her set and ask if I would make a few samples for the release, well I had to think about it for about a nano second.  So now you know why I have neglected my blog this week.  I will be posting those samples over the next few days.  And make sure you come by on Monday to see my first card for my design team spot for The Cuttlebug Spot.  Thank you for stopping by.