Monday, August 30, 2010
How about a chance to win a little blog candy. I've been wanting to do this for awhile and was waiting till I had 75 followers but I'm not going to wait any longer.
Up for grabs is 3 school themed cards you'll see coming up in posts on my blog this month. A inqueboutique stamp set...its unmounted rubber that clings to an acrylic block. The little hello stamp. 4 of the school kids images from Greeting Card kids stamped on watercolor paper with black Stazon and 4 mini cuttlebug embossing folders, flower themed.
HOW TO WIN....all you need to do is make a comment on this post AND one other comment on any of my cards on this blog. You do not need to become a follower if you don't want to. I will announce the winner on here SEPTEMBER 13th so be sure to check back. I ship to U S addresses only
Friday, August 27, 2010
Here's what was used on this card. The papers are DCWV fall stack from a couple years ago. I colored the image with SU markers. The ruffled embellishment is paper that I folded over and over again. I've been seeing this cool effect done with ribbon but didn't have any that would match and thought why not try it with strips of paper. Definitely need to work at it a little more. The flowers were some I had left over in my ever growing stash of things. Thanks for looking. Are you getting a head start on your fall cards?
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Really simple card to do. Papers DCWV mat stack Midnight Spell. Witchy Bella was colored with SU markers and that's about it for this one.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
I loved the CAS challenge this week on SCS. I usually don't participate in clean and simple but this was fun.
Details on this card...pretty simple. Black base is 4 1/4 square. I stamped the 2 smaller pumpkins on the white strip then stamped the jack o lantern on a seperate piece of paper cut it out and popped it up between them. The images were colored with SU markers. I'm so proud of myself that I actually broke out some ribbon and used it.
Thanks for stopping by.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I love taking a stamp and finding different uses for it and who would have thought lovely Eloise from Stamping Bella had a witchy side to her. Her flower is gone and replaced by a jack-o-lantern from an OLD set of Joann Essential stamps...one of the first set of stamps I ever bought. The witch hat also comes from this set. I colored Eloise with SU (pumpkin pie) and Crayola (black) markers. Her wings are covered in black stickles but they really don't look like wings anymore. The cute papers are from DCWV mat stack Midnight Spell, a new halloween stack out. The scalloped circle is from the same set of papers and I had to place it there instead of on the other side because of a little mess on the edge of the Eloise image. I guess I didn't get all the black embossing powder cleaned up from the last project...oops!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
The pattern paper on here is from an old dcwv mat stack. The orange layer was embossed with the spider web folder from cb. I didn't write my cuts down so I'll have to figure them out and edit my post later. Hope you enjoy this. Have a bewitching kind of day!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
When I got the news I couldn't have been any more excited. I've been waiting for months to post this card but had to wait till the magazine issue was avaliable. Here's a Link to the Sept/Oct issue.
Here's the deets on the card...base is river rock, the pattern paper none other than DCWV from the fall stack. The image in the center is a dollar stamp from Joanns by inkadinkado and is heat embossed with black powder. The border punch is MS and the sentiment is A Muse.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed this card. Have a great day.
Monday, August 9, 2010
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Can you believe my son just recently started liking ice cream and he's 5 but there is a stipulation...it can only be WHITE. lol Oh well....
I made this card just for fun. You can't really tell from the pic but I spritzed it with some shimmer spray which I still don't have the hang of. Well like my little one says "mommy you just have to keep practicing"
So here's the details on this card. The base is dcwv textured cs layered with some choc chip. The Ice Cream sundae was cut from A Child's Year cart. It was one of the icon features so it didn't have a shadow or layering option which meant I had to cut this out several times at 3 inches and cut the pieces off that I needed. I went over the 'chocolate sauce' with a watercolor pencil and then blended it in making sure to get some on the white so it looked like it had melted a bit. I popped it up with some dimensionals. The sentiment is SU from the So Very set.
That's it for today, hope you treat yourself to some ice cream, after all its summer and what could taste better on a hot day than some creamy cold goodness.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
I've been so behind on doing challenges that I had scraps of paper laying all over my desk with different sketches from here and there that I wanted to try. My son had a sleep-over at his Mamaw's and I went straight to my craft room to create. It was a great evening.
This is a sketch from Splitcoaststampers SC285. So here's the deets on the card... The flip flop stamp is a 99 cent stamp from Imaginisce. The other beachy themed stamps are from Inkadinkado, its an acrylic set called Coastal. The dp is DCWV last years summer stack and I used a little mambo ink on the flip flops. I think I know someone who might like this card especially since it has "pink" on it... watch your mailbox :)
Monday, August 2, 2010
Anyway on to the deets... I started out with choc chip as the base. The sheet of dp was picked up on clearance a couple years ago so I can't tell you what line its from. The green edge is dcwv textured cs that I embossed with the SU finial press folder. I then added a scalloped edge with the SU border punch. The bird cage was cut from Straight From the Nest cart at 3 1/2. I then puched out the bird from the SU two step bird punch and ran it through the cb with the petals a plenty folder. I cut a seperate wing and some leaves from scraps. The sentiment is from Verve's swan song set and I punched it with the modern label punch SU that I layered with 2 more modern label punch outs. I hope you enjoyed this card too. I'm going to have to make a couple more up. Off to fire up the cricut. Thanks for stopping by