Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Girls Just Want to Have Fun!!!

Wee Memories Challenge #53 is all about "Girls", that is "Girls Just Want to Have Fun!"This is sooo TRUE! 

One of my many nieces will be celebrating her Sweet 16 in a week, and I personalized this card just for her.

After coloring the Fancy Dress Brat Digi Stamp with my copic markers, I gave her some glasses, and added some bling.  Then I pulled out the Sweet Stack paper I have knowing that one of the sheets would be perfect for this card.  I just love the sparkly cake and design on this paper.  I don't know if you can see it in the picture.

Here's to hoping that my design inspires to go forth and create!

Thank you for stopping by.

Product Spotlight ...
 - Stamps:  Bugaboo Fancy Dress Brat Digi Stamp, and DeNami TR16 All Occasion Sentiments 
 - Paper:  DeNami Magenta Cardstock, DCWV The Sweet Pack, and Paper Studios
 - Ink:  Copic Markers, and Jenni Bowlin Chili Powder
 - Extras:  Hero Arts Gems
 - Tools:  Printer, Scissors, Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares, and ATG

Singing in the Rain

The current challenge over at the Catch The Bug is all about rain, that is "Singing in the Rain".  So appropriate with all of the rain we've been having.

I love the free Digi Stamp I that got from Bugaboo Stamps; it went perfectly with this weeks challenge!  I had a lot of fun coloring this guy with my copic markers, and added a little distress ink around the edges.

Here's to hoping that you are inspired to go forth and create!

Thanks for stopping by.

Product Spotlight ...
 - Stamps:  Bugaboo Rainy Day Bears - Rain Rain Digi
 - Paper:  Bazzill Basics & Preppie, and Paper Studio White
 - Ink:  Copic Markers, and Tim Holtz Stormy Sky Distress Ink
 - Tools:  Printer, Trimmer, Creative Memories Corner Round Punch, and Tim Holtz Embossing Tool

Just a Note ...

Another creative challenge from DeNami Design ... Color Challenge #07.  This challenge incorporates 5-different colors, and was fun to work on.

I waited for my new DeNami shipment to arrive before I tackled this challenge.  I finally gave in and purchased the Decorative Crest and some DeNami paper.

While stamping the crest with Memento Paris Dusk, the ink didn't adhere to the stamp in its entirety.  I think the texture that popped up in some of the areas on my PP looks cool.  What do you think?  For my sentiment I took one of the DeNami sentiments I have and inked up each word separately to get this look.

Here's a close-up of the bow to show the trinket pins I added.  I colored them with some copic markers to match the colors in this challenge.

Here's to hoping that you are inspired to go forth and create!

Thank you for stopping by.

Product Spotlight ...
 - Stamps:  DeNami G146 Solid Decorative Crest and TR16 All Occasion Sentiments
 - Paper:  DeNami Magenta Cardstock, Bazzill Preppie Pack, and Neenah Solar White
 - Ink:  Memento Paris Dush, and Copic Markers
 - Extra:  DeNami Chocolate Brown Ribbon, and Maya Road Trinket Pins
 - Tools:  Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals Small (S4-113), Scrapbook Adhesive 3D Foam Squares, Trimmer, and ATG

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Graduation Gift Card Holder

Another cute challenge by the ladies over at the Lawnscaping blog, Challenge #8 Calling All Critters!

I have 2 nieces graduating this year, 1 from High School and 1 from Jr. High.  Graduation is one month away so I created a gift card holder for one of them.
 This second photo shows you the card inside a plastic credit card holder.  The yellow shows up better, but I couldn't get rid of the glare.
 The final picture is of the inside of the holder with the sentiment on the top half , and the gift card located in the bottom half.
 I discovered these plastic credit card holders back in February when I went to an event in Rockford, IL.  I really love this concept.

Hope my design provides you with inspiration to go forth and create. 

Thank you for stopping by.

Product Spotlight ...
 - Stamps:  Lawn Fawn's Critters in the Forest, Critters in the 'Burbs, Hats off to You, and Sophie's Sentiments
 - Paper:  Bazzill Basics, Neenah Classic Solar White
 - Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Cottage Ivy & Bamboo Leaves, Copic Markers for the Owl & Leaves, Tim Holtz Distress Inks for the log ... Wild Honey, Walnut Stain & Vintage Photo, and Jenni Bowlin Spice Tin for the sentiments
 - Extras:  Yellow Brad, and Lemondrop Twine from The Twinery
 - Tools:  Fiskars Fingertip Blade, Creative Memories Corner Round Punch, Tombo Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Darice Embossing Brushes, and All Night Media Mini Pop Dots

Child's Card ...

Designer's Choice Challenge for Repeat Impressions.  

I used watercolor pencils for the steps and railing, and blended them together.  Colored her skin and hair with copic markers,  fussy cut the yellow swimsuit out and attached it.  I used an embossing brush to add the distress ink around the design.  I'm not sure what sentiment I'll use for this one so I left it blank.

Here's to hoping that my design provides you with inspiration to go forth and create.

Thank you for stopping by.

Side Note ... I missed the deadline for submitting this card by 20-minutes.  Still hope you enjoy my design. ;)

Product Spotlight ...
 - Stamp:  Repeat Impressions 2901-O Heading Home
 - Paper:  Bazzill Basics & Dotted Swiss, and Neenah Classic Solor White
 - Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black & Rich Cocoa, Copic Markers, Faber-Castell Watercolor Pencils, Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
 - Tools:  Trimmer, Paint Brush, Quickie Flue Pen, Darice Embossing Brush, and ATG

Friday, April 22, 2011

Sketchy Sunday Challenges ...

This post contains two different cards for the Sketchy Sunday Challenges over at i{heart}art.  This post is a little long because of the detailed information I am providing about the cards I made.

The first card is for TG015.

The second card is for TG016.

I recently won some Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen Big Brushes and a couple of the Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelles pencils from Tiffany.  Since I was creating for Tiffany's challenges I decided to give them a try. 

Pale Geranium Lake 121 Big Brush was used on the first card.
-  First I inked up the whole stamp with Memento Cottage Ivy and stamped it on yellow cardstock, then I inked up only the flowers with the big brush and stamped it on clear vellum.  After cutting the yellow cardstock to size I overlayed the vellum and marked off where it need to be cut, and trimmed it to size.  I used a punch in the center of the flowers so I could add the yellow brads.  Peapod twine was wrapped around the layered cardstock and tied into a bow.  Last was to ink up the sentiment with the big brush, and attach it to the basecard.  This was the easy card!

Black 199 and Cobalt Blue 143 Big Brushes were used on the second card.
- The stamp I used for this card is larger than the first so it took me a couple of times to get a good image to work with.  After this was accomplished I decided to try out the Aquarelles pencils, which was another challenge.  I incorporated some Copic Markers into the mix for the grass, leaves and the squirrel.  Then used some distress ink around the edges and flowers.  The sentiment was inked up with Cobalt Blue.  This was the easiest part of this card, except for putting all the layers together.

Side Note:  I only received two (2) Aquarelles from Tiffany.  I used my 30% discount to pick up some more from Archivers after a job interview.

I truly hope you are inspired by my interpretation of Tiffany's sketches.  To see the actual sketches please use the links listed above before each card.

Thank you for your patience, and for stopping by.

Product Spotlight ...
 - Stamps:  Gina K. Designs Spring Mix for both cards
 - Paper:  #1 - Bazzill Cottage Ivy and Paper Studio Clear Vellum; #2 - Neenah Classic Solar White, Bazzill Blues, and Yours Truly Lux White Scallop Circle Notes
 - Ink:  #1 - Memento Cottage Ivy and Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen Big Brush Geranium Lake 121; #2 - Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen Big Brush Black #199 and Cobalt Blue #143, Faber-Castell Aquarelles pencils, Copic Markers, Tim Holtz Stormy Sky and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
 - Extras:  #1 - Peapod Twine from The Twinery and Yellow Brads
 - Tools:  #1 - Trimmer, Quickie Glue Pen, and ATG; #2 - Creative Memories Custom Cutting System Small Circle and all 3 blades, Darice Embossing Brushes and ATG

Hello ...

As I was going thru the different challenges out there I knew I wanted to play along with the current Sketch Challenge over at Paper Craft Planet.

I masked off 1" on each side of the notecard, stamped and colored the design, scored lines along the edges of the PP I created, and attached the twine.  This was a fun card to make for the challenge.  Here is the sketch that I worked with.

Here's to hoping that my interpretation of the sketch provides you with some inspiration to go forth and create.

Product Spotlight ...
 - Stamp:  Paper Smooches Spiffy Scooters and Friendly Flowers
 - Paper:  Paper Studio Ivory Notecard
 - Ink:  Jenni Bowlin Chili Powder, Copic Markers R000 (Cherry White) and R39 (Garnet)
 - Extra:  Maraschino Twine from The Twinery
 - Tools:  Martha Stewart Score Board, and Quicki Glue Pen

Just a note ...

Combine a CAS Sketch challenge with a Color Challenge and you get beautiful results.  What challenges you ask?  They are The Paper Players Challenge #43 - CAS Sketch and Paper Pretties Challenge PWC150 - Color

I think that when time permits I will be making a full set of these cards to give as a gift.  Maybe change up the colors since the person I will give the set to hates the color pink.

Here's to hoping that my interpretation of the sketch and color challenges provide you with some inspiration to go forth and create.

Product Spotlight ...
 - Stamp:  Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
 - Paper:  Paper Studio Ivory Notecard & Light Green Vellum, and Bazzill Basics Pink
 - Ink:  Jenni Bowlin Chili Powder, Copic Markers RV14 (Begonia Pink) and G82 (Spring Dim Green) were used to color the flowers
 - Extra:  Fabric Fancies Floral Embellishments, and Green Brads
 - Tools:  Trimmer, Martha Stewart Double Loop Punch, and adhesive

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

What If? Wednesday - Sketch Challenge

Repeat Impressions is back with another great sketch challenge for you play along with.  I stayed true to the sketch but feel free to flip it if you like. 

I created an Easter Card for your enjoyment featuring the super cute Clover Bunny and the Happy Easter sentiment from Repeat Impressions which you can find here.

The challenge is open to all participants, and will be open until Tuesday, May 3rd.  Head on over to Repeat Impressions blog ... The House that Stamps Built for all of the details.  I look forward to seeing your creations!

I want to thank Wendy and the rest of the Design Team for welcoming me as an Honorary Rock Star for this months Sketch Challenges.

Happy Easter!!

Product Spotlights ...
 - Stamps:  Repeat Impressions 702-K Clover Bunny and 1136-E Happy Easter
 - Paper:  Bazzill, DCWV and Neenah
 - Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, and Copic Markers W-0, W-2, R01, R22, G03, G17, BG000, G00 and 0
 - Extras:  Offray 3/8" Double Face White Satin Ribbon, Prima Fabric Fancies Opal Flowers (712013), and Yellow Brads ... Note:  the ribbon and flowers were colored with Copic Markers to get their color
 - Tools:  Nestabilities Lattice Rectangles (S4-319), Cuttlebug, and my ATG

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Our Beautiful Prom Queen

Photo edited by Anita Gorski, Computer Tech
Special Education Distric Of Lake County

  On the day my daughter Katie was crowned Prom Queen, at Laremont School in Gage Lake, in May 2010 the judge awarded my husband, Nick, and I guardianship.  We applied for guardianship for Katie because she is cognitively handicapped, and not capable of making decisions for herself. 

  Before celebrating this anniversary we will be celebrating her 19th birthday on Friday.  Since there is no school on Friday, Katie will also be celebrating her birthday at school tomorrow.  I will be delivering a cake for her to share with her classmates.  She loves having "Happy Birthday" sang to her.   Then on Friday, her aunt will be taking her out to lunch and shopping.  She is so spoiled ... she gets to pick out her own present(s)!  Her grandparent, brother and sister-to-be (his fiance) along with Winston puppy will be coming over to celebrate her special day.  We will go out for dinner, and then come back home to open presents and eat the other cake that was ordered for her special day. 

Little Side Story ...
  Friday, April 15th, is not only Katie's birthday.  It is also the day that the Chicago Flood was plugged by Kenny Construction Company (KCC).  The interesting part is that I ended up working at KCC 4-1/2 years after Katie was born.  It was interesting watching all the reporters come out to interview the Kenny's about this big event.  I was there for the 5-yr and 10-yr anniversary.

Back to my reason for this posting ...
  With the 1-year anniversary coming up we have to go back in front of the judge.  That being the case, I will have a lot of documents to go thru and prepare all the necessary paperwork for this appearance. 

  I wanted to let all of my followers know that I won't be posting much in the next couple of weeks.  I'm sure there will be days that I need to walk away from this loving project, so I won't be completely gone.  My posts will just be sporadic.  For now I only have one post scheduled, and that is for the next Repeat Impressions Sketch Challenge on Wednesday, April 20th, as a Guest Artist.

  Thank you to all of my followers, and for all of the encouraging and loving comments you leave for me.  They are greatly appreciated.


Boyishly Manly Birthday Card for the Dog Lover

This card was created for the DeNami Theme Challenge #6.  I almost didn't participate in this challenge because I don't have any of the cute boy stamps depicted in the badge shown on the right.  However, I have the Doghouse and Cuddly Pals, and figured out a way to make a card for this challenge.

This will go to a person I know who just loves his puppy!  Even though his puppy is black I'm sure he won't mind that I went with brownish colors so you can see their cuteness.

I started off stamping the Doghouse with Watermark ink onto blue cardstock to create the PP.  I then pulled out a new punch I have to create the fence for the dogs to sit on.  Next was stamping the adorable puppy, coloring him in with my copics, and fussy cut them all out making sure to cut between their paws so I can put them on the fence.  Pulled out some more scrap paper for the bottom section, stamped the sentiment, attached the section together, added the black twin for added definition, and then attached it to the card base.

This card will also be submitted to

Here's to hoping that my creation provides you with some inspiration to go forth and create.

Thanks for stopping by.

Product Spotlight ...
 - Stamps:  DeNami B105 Doghouse, PF17 Cuddly Pals, and TR16 All Occassion Sentiment
 - Paper:  The PaperCut, Bazzill, Nennah, and Basic Grey (scrap)
 - Ink:  Inkssentials Watermark Resist, Memento Tuxedo Black, and Copic Markers
 - Extra:  American Crafts Black Twine
 - Tools:  Trimmer, Scissors, EKS Binding Edge Punch (my fence), and my ATG

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Four or More Layers, Color & Theme Challenges

I combined three different challenges to create this card.  We have Catch The Bugs Four or More Layers, Kathy's Color Throwdown over at Lily Pad Cards, and Wee Memories All Tangled Up Challenge #51.

I love this Digi Stamp that I got from Bugaboo last week.  I just love the Watering Can set they have and can't wait to color up the rest of the stamps.  I'm making a set of Note Cards which I will be giving to Katie's teacher at the end of the school year.

Here's to hoping that my card provides you with some inspiration to go forth and create.

Thanks you for stopping by.

Product Spotlight ...
 - Stamps:  Bugaboo Digi Stamp Dairy Can
 - Paper:  Bazzill and Paper Studio
 - Ink:  Copic Markers B95, B97 & B99, G94 & YG17, Y35, YR15, YR12 & Y06, C-0, C-2 & 0
 - Extras:  Lemonade Twine from The Twinery, and Favorite Findings Big Bag of Buttons
 - Tools:  Trimmer and my ATG

Monday, April 11, 2011

Designer's Choice Challenge Card #2

This is the second card I created for the new Repeat Impressions Designer's Choice Challenge - DCC330.   The challenge calls for you to make a Scenic Card

I was so happy that the stamps I WON arrived in the mail today.  The two stamps I used for this card are 2911-I Log Cabin and 2913-I Hammock.  I colored them with my copic markers, added my own walkway from the house and then created the grass with my markers.  The sky was created with distress ink.

It's not my best work, but I wanted to share it all the same.  If you scroll down you will see the first card I created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Product Spotlight ...
 - Stamps:  RI 2911-I Log Cabin and 2913-I Hammock
 - Paper:  Bazzill and Neenah
 - Ink:  Memento Cottage Ivy and Rich Cocoa, Copic Markers, and Tim Holtz Stormy Sky Distress Ink
 - Tools:  Distressing Brush, and ATG

Designer's Choice Challenge

Repeat Impression has a new challenge on their blog The House that Stamps Built.  It's called Designer's Choice Challenge - DCC330.  The theme for this challenge was chosen by Darise Bruno, and the challenge is to create a Scenic Card.

While I was waiting for my Blog WIN stamps to arrive I created this card using the RI Mountain Vista (629-I)  I really love this stamp!

I tried something new.  I created a card base with my Nestabilities.  A big thank you goes out to Ashley Newell ... she recently posted a video on how to do that. 

Note:  I filled in the white that surrounded my card with yellow using MS Paint.  Thought it looked better that way. ;)

Will be back shortly with my second card for this challenge.

Product Spotlight ...
 - Stamps:  RI 629-I Mountain Vista
 - Paper:  Bazzill and Neenah Cream
 - Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, and Copic Markers
 - Tools:  Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Squares S4-127, Martha Stewart Score Board, and my ATG

Sunday, April 10, 2011

DeNami Monochromatic Blog Hop

Welcome to the Monochromatic Blog Hop hosted by DeNami Design.  We have thirty talented ladies participating today to inspire you.  All of the participants will be showcasing the lovely products of DeNami Design.

You should have arrived at my blog from Kristy over at Kristy's Crafts.  If you would like to start at the beginning of the Blog Hop, or you get lost along the way, just hop on back to the DeNami Blog.

Additional information about today's Blog Hop.
 - The Blog Hop starts on April 10th at 6:00 a.m. PST. 
 - You have until April 11th at 11:59 p.m. PST to leave comments on all of the blogs to be eligible for a prize.
 - A chance to win one of three Mini Shopping Sprees at DeNami Design's on-line store.

The spots for today's Monochromatic Blog Hop filled up so quickly, so DeNami Design created a link widget on their blog so that you can join in the fun.  One winner will be chosen and guaranteed a spot in the next blog hop AND they'll get to choose a few stamps of their choice.

So happy you joined us today.  The next stop is the very talented Anne Marie over at Married to the Empire.

Don't forget to leave a comment to qualify for one of the great prizes.

Product Spotlight ...
 - Stamps:  DeNami N51 Love Swans
 - Paper:  Bazzill Kiwi Crush, Limeade & Parakeet, and Paper Company Light Green Translucent
 - Ink:  Brilliance Moonlight White, and Uniball Signo Broad White Gel Pen
 - Tools:  Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Fiskars Finger Tip Blade, Ruler, Quickie Glue Pen, 1/2" Glue Dots, and 3/16" Mini Glue Dots

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sketch of "Snoopy" turned into a graphic

When my husband saw my Paper Smooches Monster Birthday card last month, he reminded me that Paul's birthday is on April 11th.  Nick saw a Wendy's Happy Meal item with Snoopy on the kitchen counter, and told me that Paul just loves Snoopy.  I knew that I wanted to create a one of a kind card for Paul.  I don't have any Snoopy stamps / graphics so I created my own.  Yes, I drew the Snoopy you are about to see.  I cannot claims rights to the "Snoopy" brand, but I can claim rights to this sketch. 

The Happy Meal toy my husband saw from Wendy's was a "How to draw Snoopy & Friends"
I didn't use the stencils that were provided in this package, but followed the directions inside the little book on how to draw Snoopy.  This next picture is of my original sketch, including all of the eraser marks.
Once I was happy with my sketch I pulled out some Vellum paper and traced over my original sketch with a Copic Multi-liner to get a clean copy.
I then scanned my sketch to create a jpg file that I can use whenever I like.  This allows me to change the size as needed, like I did for this card.
I think this turned out nice.  I was really happy with the final product, especially since I have not personally tried to sketch anything since I was a teenage.  Glad to see I can still draw!

The inside of the card carries the birthday wishes to Paul, and he will be getting some homemade cookies with it.

I hope you enjoy seeing today's post, and would love to hear your thoughts about my work.

Products Spotlight ...
 - Stamps:    Studio G i-clear Bubble Stamp which I got at Michael's for $1.00, and Lawn Fawn Harold ABC's
 - Paper:  Paper Studio Black, Bazzill, Paper Studio Black & White Matstack, and Neenah Classic Solar White
 - Ink:  Copic Multi-Liner, Copic Markers E31 & E42 (to color in cookies), and Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
 - Extra:  Pure Bubbles & Blick Stickers that I colored Black with my Copic Marker
 - Tools:  Darice Embossing Brush, and 3D Foam Squares along with my ATG

Friday, April 8, 2011

Congratulations ...

If you stopped by for the RI Sketch Challenge - Guest Artist post please go here

Another great Sketch this week over at i{heart}art.  Tiffany is doing a great job with her Sketchy Sunday Challenges.  This weeks Challenge is TG014. 

If you haven't checked out these challenges, you should hop over there.  Tiffany provides a new sketch every week to play with. 

Hope you enjoy my interpretation of Tiffany's sketch, and that it provides you with inspiration to go forth and create.

Thank you for stopping by.

Product Spotlight ...
 - Stamps:  Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
 - Paper:  Bazzill, and BasicGrey Hopscotch
 - Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
 - Extras:  Ribbon from DeNami, BoBunny Block Party Buttons, The Twinery Cappauccino Twine, and Hopscotch Element Stickers
 - Tools:  Trimmer, Scissors, Needle, ATG, and Small Zots

Buzzing by to say Hi!

Today I'm "Buzzing by to say Hi!" to Wee Memories and congratulate Jenny on celebrating her 50th Blog Challenge.  As you can see by the picture this week's challenge is all about Color Inspiration. 

My inspiration this week is the grass turning green, and hoping to see the flowers blooming soon. 

This lovely Digi Stamp I got from Crafters Digital Art Center in January.  The free stamp was provided by Heart Song Designs, and is titled "Flowers Bumble Bee"

I colored in the lovely stamp with my Copic Markers, and added some Ranger Stickles
(04236) to the center of the flowers.  Used my EKS Real Estate Sign Punch
(54-30033) to punch out my hand written sentiment.

Here's to hoping my card provides you with inspiration to go forth and create.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Making your Own Patterned Paper with Stamps

Challenge #7 over at the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog is to create your Own Patterned Paper with Stamps. 

I absolutely love creating my own PP.  I used the apple from My Silly Valentine to create mine.  I wanted to use this stamp for my teacher valentine's back in February but couldn't get my hands on the set until recently.  As Katie's teacher reminded me the other day ... their are less than 40-days of school left ... so I need to get working on my cards and gifts.

I made two cards, one is embossed and the other is without the embossing.  Can't decided which one I like best so I will be showcasing both.
With embossing.
Without embossing.
Both cards side by side.
Here's to hoping that you are inspired to go forth and create your own Patterned Paper.

Product Spotlight ...
 - Stamps:  Lawn Fawn My Silly Valentine and Thank You Sentiment (freebie)
 - Paper:  Bazzill Basics
 - Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers R29, R39, G03 & G17, and Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
 - Ribbon:  Paper Studio Bright 3/8"
 - Tools:  Cuttlebug Dot Emboss Folder (37-1604) and Sliders Die (37-1215), Tim Holtz Distressing Blade, Darice Embossing Brush, and #D Foam Squares

RI Sketch Challenge … Guest Artist

Wendy invited me to be a Guest Artist for the April Sketch Challenges at Repeat Impressions Blog.  

Here is the first Sketch Challenge for April.

I'm sharing two (2) different cards I created for this challenge.

I hope that my creations provide you with inspiration to join in on this Challenge.

Head on over to Repeat Impessions Blog for all of the details, and to see what the Design Team created for your inspiration.

All of the stamps showcased can be found at Repeat Impressions On-line Shop.

Product Spotlight …
 - Stamps: Repeat Impressions 505-L Mixed Fruit and 1307-E Thanks A Bunch, and 701-K Belle and 8606-W Happy Birthday  
 - Paper: Archiver's, Bazzill, and Neenah 
 - Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Studio G Pigment Ink, and Copic Markers 
 - Extras: Recollection Rhinestones, ¼" Wine Ribbon (Ribbon Shoppe), and Maraschino Twine from the Twinery 
 - Tools: Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Squares S4-127, Creative Memories Oval Cutting System, Scissors, 3D Foam Squares, and 3/16" Mini Glue Dots

Monday, April 4, 2011

Congratulations to OTWC

Congratulations to Kim over at Off the Wall Craftiness on turning "50".  Just kidding, she didn't really turn 50.  She is celebrating her 50th Challenge over at Off the Wall Craftiness

This inspirational photo makes me think of Weddings, so that is the direction I took with my card.

Here's to hoping my card provides you with inspiration to go forth and create. 

This challenge is open until Thursday, April 14th, so you still have time to join in the fun.

Product Spotlight ...
 - Stamps:  Wilson Designs Ride Away with Me and Spring Silhouettes
 - Paper:  Archiver's and Neenah
 - Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Angel Pink, Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
 - Tools:  Nestabilities Lattice Rectangles S4-319, Pop Dots,  and 1/2" Glue Dots


For those of you following my posts today I wanted to let you know that not all of the cards were created in one day.  Two of my cards were made yesterday while doing laundry.  Now that Spring Break is over, and Katie is back in school, I was able to play a little this afternoon and created two more cards.

This card was created for the Sketch Challenge over at Crazy 4 Challenges C4C81.  Now I'm not a drinker, but I thought this was appropriate now that Spring Break is over and I'm feeling a little better. ;o)

This card can be used for any occasion ... birthday, wedding, graduation, retirement, etc.  The fabric florals were colored with copic markers to match the colors of my card.

Here's to hoping that my card provides you with some inspiration to go forth and create.

Product Spotlight ...
 - Stamps:  Whipper Snapper Good Times by Anna Wight
 - Paper:  Paper Cut, Bazzill and Neenah
 - Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black & Paris Dusk, Tim Holtz Stormy Sky Distress Ink, and Copic Markers
 - Extras:  Fabric Fancies Floral Embellishments, and some floral that came with a make 'n take from last years CHA in Chicago, and a Burgundy Brad
 - Tools:  Nestabilities Rectangles S4-319, trimmer, and tape

Paper Craft Planet Sketch SK040211

I recently joined Paper Craft Planet and received this Card Sketch to play along with.

The card size is 5 x 5, as specified in the challenge.  By playing along you can win a subscription to CardMaker Magazine.  You can go here to get all the requirements for this challenge.

I created this card for my girlfriend who is giving birth to her 2nd daughter is the next day or two.

Here's to hoping that my card provides you with some inspiration to go forth and create.

Product Spotlight ...
 - Stamps:  Lawn Fawn Say Cheese, Partly Cloudy and Plus One
 - Paper:  Bazzill Basics, ANW Pink Cadillac, DCWV The Sweet Stack and Brights
 - Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Summer Sky, Tim Holtz Stormy Sky Distress Ink, and Copic Markers
 - Tools:  Trimmer, Fiskars Fingertip Blade, Ruler, and Scissors

Congratulations ... Wedding Card

When I saw the current Challenge over at the Play Date Cafe - PDCC75 I knew the colors would be perfect for a Wedding Card.

Tiffany's Sketchy Sunday - Sketch TG013 inspired the direction I took with this card. 

This can be used for a Bridal Shower or a Wedding.

The sentiment and swirls underneath were stamped with Stampabilities Silver Pigment Ink and embossed with clear powder.  It doesn't really show up silvery in this photo.  The shimmer above the light blue ribbon is glitter.

Paper Smooches (PS) held a Wedding Blog Hop for Kim, who got married on Saturday, and fans of PS were invited to join in on congratulating Kim on her special day.  I uploaded this card to PS's flicker gallery.

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Product Spotlight ...
 - Stamps:  MFT Going to the Chapel, and Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
 - Paper:  Bazzill and Neenah
 - Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampabilities Silver Pigment Ink, American Craft Zing Clear Embossing Powder, and Copic Markers
 - Extra:  Paper Studio Pastels Ribbon, Stampendous Holiday Tinsel Glitter GK05
 - Tools:  Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Squares S4-127, Double Sided Tape, and 3D Foam Squares