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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wild Rose Blessings from Heaven

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 516 - Beads, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 525, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 515 - A really crumby Espresso. Today I was in the mood for flowers and I think I pulled it off with the color challenge even if I couldn't add some green. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig for the roses 2 step stamping by stamping off the back stamp before stamping on crumb cake. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Wild Rose, Blessings from Heaven 
Paper: vanilla, crumb cake, real red, chocolate chip 
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red A
Accessories: Martha Stewart Lacey Heart Border Punch,, gold beads, ribbon, stamp-a-ma-jig 
Techniques: make your own background, 2 step stamping

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Perfect Blend of Espressing Yourself

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 525 and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 515 - A Really Crumby Espresso. I also did the dessert making 2 cards. I made them in a contrast form. I used 2 of Stampin up Sets, Espress Yourself and Perfect Blend. I used the coffee beans to make my background using tone on tone on the choc chip card. I colored the coffee cups with copics, cut out the middle of both and popped them up after stamping in real red. The hearts were punches and then embossed with my Quickutz goosebumps Swirls then I brushed the tops of the raised portions with choc chip ink pad. Hope you like them. I have a couple of good friends at work that will see these for valentines day along with a candy cane.
Stamps: Perfect Blend, Espress Yourself    
Paper: Vanilla, Real Read, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip 
Ink: Momento Espresso, chocolate chip, real red 
Accessories: copics, dimensionals, Quickutz, QK, Goosebumps 
Techniques: 3D, Copic Coloring, tone on tone, make your own background  

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Our Daily Bread Anchor

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 517, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 517 - Triple the Possibilities, Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 308 - New Years Resolution, and Monday's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 381. I seldom make something that I really like but this may be an exception. One of my new years resolutions was to use new stuff bought and old stuff that I have not used in a long time. I have not used my Prismacolor pencils and gamsol in so long I almost forgot how. Another resolution was to complete the inside and outside, possibly the envelope as well. Today I did just that.
Stamps: ODB - Ancho 
Paper: white, Pacific Point, Marina Mist 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Pacific Point 
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Gamsol Medium, Quickutz Anchor die, Ribbon, prismacolor pencils, 
Techniques: 3D, Dry Embossing, Gamsol Magic

Monday, January 19, 2015

Happy Anniversary Card for Andy and Nikki

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 517 - Triple the Possibilities, today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 308 - New Year Resolutions, and today's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 381. My New Years Resolution is to complete the inside along with the outside on all the cards I make this year. Today I did that with the help of Sweet N Sassy's Inside Innies for Anniversaries. I used the single tree from Lovely as a tree for my focal image, inked it with chocolate chip and wild wasabi inks and stamped after huffing. I colored inside and around and make some grass around the tree bottom. I curved the sentiment and stamped it in Primrose Petals. This is going next door to a nephew and his wife for their 1st anniversary. Hope they like it
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree - SU, Anniverary Innies - SNS 
Paper: white, DCWV dp 
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Primrose Petals 
Accessories: dimensionals, ribbon, copics 
Techniques: Triple Layers, 3D, copic coloring

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Fleas Navidad

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 514 - Speaking Foreign, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 523 and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 513 - Basic Bermuda Slush. I have had this idea in my head all day and tried to forget it but it just would not go away. I have no foreign language stamps so I had to free style this. I will give this to my darling hubby for Christmas since it reminds me of the mutt he brought home last year and grew into a horse. LOL.
Stamps: Woof You - SNS 
Paper: White, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black 
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Darice Paw Print EF 
Techniques: dry emboss, paper piecing, doodling, Cut Out

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hogs and Kisses

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 523 and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 513 - Basic Bermuda Slush which sounds so yummy even as cold as it is.
I found this digi image in my stash from years gone by and just had to color it up. I used copics and as I was coloring I realized how long ago it was that I printed this because it was certainly before I found the right paper for copic coloring, oh well, no time to reprint and start over just had to go with it and make the best of some therapy time. I stamped the sentiment from All Year Cheer that reads "hugs and kisses" and changed the u to an o. I think I will give this to my darling daughter e3stamper (aka) Shannon. She will get a kick out of it.
Paper: white, Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush, DCWV - Blossoms & Butterflies dp
Ink: Bermuda Bay 
Techniques: copic coloring, 3D

Pure White Love

This is for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 516 - White Out and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 307 - Use Your Words.
This is for my darling hubby next month. I love him so much and on the inside I will write "My love for you is as pure as the color white". Hope he likes it. I used 2 sizes of scalloped and classic Nestability Hearts. The largest classic is the actual card and the larger scalloped is matting the card. I used my quickutz "love" letters and popped them up on dimensionals as well as the 2 matted smaller hearts. It is amazing how just white can make such an elegant creation.
Stamps: none 
Paper: white 
Ink: none 
Accessories: Nestability Scalloped Hearts, Nestability Classic Hearts, Quickutz love letters 
Techniques: white out

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

All Holidays Mother's Day for MIL

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 512 - Bride in the Berry Meadow and Monday's MOJO MONDAY'S SKETCH CHALLENGE # 379.
I found this darling digi image in my enormous stock of pre-printed images and had to dust off my copics. I have not used them in such a long time and almost forgot how. I still wish I could color as good as most of you here on SCS but it is what it is and I am just thankful to get to play again today. My sentiment is from All Holidays and stamped in Rich Razzleberry. I used old olive to ink up the embossing folder then embossed on blushing bride. This will go to my MIL in May. She loves my handmade cards. Hope she likes this one too.
Stamps: All Holidays, Digi Pansies 
Paper: White, Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, KI Memories Doilies DP 
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, old olive 
Accessories: Ribbon, Copics, Cuttlebug, CB Victorian EF, Glitter Pen 
Techniques: Dry Embossing, dry embossing inked 

Monday, January 5, 2015

One Color All Holidays for Friends

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE #515 - Multicolor Sentiment and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 306 - Just One. I went with the monochromatic look to do both challenges and made a simple and fast card to boot. Whoopi for me, so glad to get to play. I dusted off a Kaleidacolor pad of blues to stamp my all time favorite SU sentiment, matched up some card stock for a matt and ribbon for decoration and viola, I was done. Hope you like it and I know just the friend I am giving this to. Hope she likes it too.

ETA: Why am I never satisfied with a card I make?? I always think of something I could have done better or different after I have loaded. Well that is what happened to this one too. I add some some faux brads with punches from my crop-a-dile using tempting turquoise cs. Hope the improvement makes it better.
Stamps: All Holidays 
 Paper: White, Tempting Turquoise 
 Ink: Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze 
Accessories: Ribbon 
Techniques: One Color, Monochrome Sentiment

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Celebration of Love and Sympathy

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 511 - Old Cake Whisperer, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 514 - The Ones Have It, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 305 - Welcome the New Year. As odd as it may seem including a sympathy card in on a Celebration challenge it is with joy that one of our Choir members is saying goodbye to her 100 year old Aunt who was so dear to her heart. To have lived an entire Century is a celebration in itself but to be in the arms of our Heavenly Father is truly a celebration.
I stamped the image then trimed around it so that the sentiment would be visible then stamped the sentiments all in old olive ink. I tied some ribbon in as close as possible to crumb cake color and was finished. I hope she will love this sympathy card created just for her.
Stamps: Love and Sympathy 
Paper: White 
Ink: Old Olive 
Accessories: Ribbon 
Techniques: The One's Have It, Fussy Edges

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Cardinal Christmas Holiday Blocks

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 508 - Chocolate Cake Party and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 511 - Mini Treat Bags. I had to make my own since I do not have the die cut but these are really simple to make. Had fun with them and have more to make for next week. I used crumb cake cs for the base and Versamark Dazzle with the 2 background images from Frosty SU Stamp Set as a background image. I found some DCWV DP with chocholate chip and pool party colors and used it then stamped the images on pool party using chocolate chip ink. I hand trimmed around the image for a matt look. I stamped the sentiment from Cardinal Christmas SU set in chocolate chip from the punched out pieced used for the handle. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Cardinal Christmas, Holiday Blocks, Frosty 
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, DCWV - Garden Party 
Ink: Chocholate Chip 
Techniques: Mini Treat Bags

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Lovely Holidays

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 508 - To The Post, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 517, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 507 - Under The Tree, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 301 - Lovely As A Tree. Now ladies, with these challenges as they are how could I not use that stamp set and die cut? LOL.
I stamped the tree on the tall wide piece of white CS in garden green and then on the postage piece while still in the die cut I did a second stamp off. I then stamped the sentiment over the tree again while it was still in the die cut then sponged the edges with espresso ink. I covered the tree with some Snow-Tex and then stickles after sponging the edges with garden green. I hope you like it. I had fun making it and it only took about 20 minutes to complete.
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, All Holidays 
Paper: white, Early Espresso, Garden Green 
Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green 
Accessories: Nestability - Postage Stamps, Sponges, Dimensionals, Snow-Tex, Stickles 
Techniques: sponging, die cuts, 3D,

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

All Holiday's Merry Christmas

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 509 - Tis The Season; Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 509 - Layered Die Cuts, and my layout is from Monday's MOJO MONDAYS SKETCH CHALLENGE # 373.
I had to substitute old olive since I do not have Mossy Meadow, hope that is OK. The dp is some I found that I have had for eons and do not remember the name or where it came from, sorry. I hope you like it and some family member will receive this next month so I really hope they like it. Happy Thanksgiving and see everyone as soon as I can in the challenge galleries, gotta work the next 2 days and the next 2 after that are cooking and eating days. Yum Yum, cant wait.
Stamps: All Holidays 
Paper: White, Old Olive, Rose Red, ??Christmas DP
Ink: Basic Blac 
Accessories: Nestabilities Ornament Dies 
Techniques: Layering, Die Cuts,

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

All Year Cheer Christmas

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 513, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 503 - Meadows of Golden Cherries and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 506 - Reverse Side Embossing with a die. Not sure I did that one right but it is what it is and since I do not get to play thazt often I am hoping to get off easy from the challenge police. I embossed the snowflake folder on crushed curry then went over the raised portion with white craft ink. I am so bad with angles but I think this is OK I used some old olive card stock for the bottom section and stamped the sentiment in cherry cobbler. I did have 1 of the 3 colors for this week. I am out of touch with my SU supplier and having to do the best I can with what I have. I popped up various snowflakes and covered the seam of the 2 papers with 2 ribbons. I hope this will make someone a nice Christmas card next month. Have a great day and will catch up when I can.
Stamps: All Year Cheer I 
Paper: white, Crushed Curry, Old Olive 
Ink: Classic White Craft Ink, Cherry Cobbler 
Accessories: Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, Snowflake punches, ribbons 
Techniques: dry imbossing, punches

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

All Year Cheer Christmas Again

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 500 - Winter Option, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 503 - Pencil Erasers, Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 294 - Poke A Hole In It, and my layout is from Mondays MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 367. I had fun with this layout again and will all the challenges. Today is my last day of being able to play this week. Just not enough time when I already have to get up at 4am to get to work on time :( Hope you like it as much as I do. Have a fabulous rest of the week my stamping friends. I miss you all so much. I continue to pray for a job that will allow me some more stamping time but till then I will jump in when I can.

ETA: The matt on the bottom sections and on top of the half circles is a close match for Lost Lagoon although in my PIC it looks like grey. GGRRRR
Stamps: All Year Cheer I
Paper: Cherry Cobble, Old Olive, KI Autumn Flowers DP, Vanilla
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive   
Accessories: ribbon, dimensionals, pencil Eraser   
Techniques: doodling, paper piercing, 3D, pencil eraser dots

Monday, October 13, 2014

All Year Cheer Chirstmas Dots and Stripes

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 503 - Pencil Erasers, CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 294 - Poke a Hole in it, and today's MONDAY'S MOJO SKETCH CHALLENGE # 367. OH I am so thrilled with how this turned out. It is certainly not the high quality of many stampers on here but a step up from my many of my last attempts. I used 2 pencils inked in riding hood red and wild wasabi to make the 2 dotted panels and the same ink markers to make the stripes. I matted the stripes on riding hood red and the dots on wild wasabi paper. I punched 1' holes in both colors of paper and then cut them in half and paper pierced the rounded part. I tied some red and green ribbons. The sentiment is stamped in riding hood red ink. I just love that font and use it more than any of my other Christmas sentiments.
Stamps: All Year Cheer I   
 Paper: White, Riding Hood Red, Wild Wasabi   
 Ink: Riding Hood Red, Wild Wasabi   
Accessories: Pencil Erasers, Paper Piercer, 1" hole puncher, SU markers
Techniques: Paper Piercing, Pencil Erasers, Make your own DP, Doodling 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Renewed Little Someone

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 500 - Happy Anniversary where we were to go to our very 1st upload and CASE it. Well I am not sure if there has been much improvement over the years of not especially since I have been out of practice but I did want to play along this week. So here is a link to my 1st upload NEW LITTLE SOMEONE. This is also for Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 509, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 499 - Saffron Pumpkin Meadows, and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 502 - Emossing Vellum Revisited.
I stamped the bunny in versamark then heat embossed black EP, could not find my bottle of Fine so it went in places I did not want even using the embossing buddy, ggrrr. Oh Well, I colored with Copics cut it out and popped it up on the white panel. Sentiment is from AYC III and stamped in Old Olive (don't yet have the new colors). My dp is from DCWV - Grad School stack and even with the little bit of blue I hope it is OK. I tied some ribbons on the middle panel, I embossed the button strip on vellum and placed it on top of so saffron. Will give this to someone this fall I hope. Love these colors and had fun. Always love getting to play along. Have a great day all and I will see you when I can. 
Stamps: A New Little Someone, All Year Cheer III
Paper: White, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, DCWV- Grade School DP
Ink: versa mark, old olive   
Accessories: dimensionals, ribbons, copics, Black embossing powder, heat gun, button embossing strip    
Techniques: copic coloring, dry embossing on Vellum, heat embossing, 3D

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Simply Soft Joyful Heart

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 494 - Wild Gray Melons, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 497 - Curve the Sentiment, and Monday's MOJO MONDAY'S SKETCH CHALLENGE # 361. My 2 step stamping did not turn out like I wanted so I took the opporutity for improvement and colored with copics then added some stickles for shine. I used a button for the cirlc and treaded some gray ribbon thru the button and tied it twice. Hope you like it. I was so happy to have the opportunity to play along this morning. I miss the daily challenges every day but to do them I would have to get up a 2am rather than 4 am to go to work. AINT HAPPENEN. LOL!!
Stamps: SU-Simply Soft, SNS-Joyuful Heart   
Ink: Basic Gray, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: copics, stickles, ribbon, Quick Kutz button die
Techniques: 2 step stamping, copic coloring

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Simply Soft Blessings From Heaven

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 487 Soft Soft Pear Crisp, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE #490 Stamp, Punch, Separate, and Monday's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 354.
I found the perfect colors in some new dp I bought many months ago and have never used for today's color challenge and had to play along. I loved the TLC from Monday but was not able to play until today. I stamped the image from simply Soft stamp set in black twice then the solid part of the flower image in crisp cantelope using my stamp-a-ma-jig for alignment. After complete assembly I applied some stickles to the flower images. The sentiment is popped up on dimensionals. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Simply Soft, Blessing From Heaven   
Paper: SU Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantelope, Pear Pizzazz, Ki Doilies Paper Pad
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Crisp Cantelope, Pear Pizzazz Accessories: Maurvy Circle and Scallop Circle Mega Punch, McGill 15/16" square punch, dimensionals, stickles, soft Sky Ribbon, stamp-a-ma-jig, corner punch
Techniques: 3D, Stamp, punch and separate, 2stamp stamping  

Monday, May 5, 2014

Jaylen's 6th Birthday Card

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE 480 - Stamp the Senitment over the image, CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE 271- Casing Arizona Maine, and MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE 344.
I have been MIA since mid November and to explain ALL that has gone on would bore you to tears but today I was ready to stamp again. I choose to CASE Arizona's BIRTHDAY CANDLES. I wish I had that die cut now. WOW those candles are fabulous. To make mine I used the hershey kiss drop image from MFT How Sweet It Is set and stamped them in the SU ink colors then colored them in with coordinating copic colors using B14, V25, YG17, Y18, YR14, and R29. I stamped the sentiment over them in black then popped the tag up on dimensionals. I used pacific point ink to stamp the HB sentiment on the banner. I am not thrilled with the outcome but it is for my turning 6 yr old grandson. He will be happy to open it up and find a $20 bill in it then the card will get tossed aside, LOL. Gotta love kids today right.
Stamps: Birthday Greetings, So Many Sayings, How Sweet It Is, My Favorite Things
Paper: White, Birthday DP
Ink: Pacific Point, Pefect Plum, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black
Accessories: Tag Punch, Corner Punch, Copics, Stickles
Techniques: Stamp The Sentiment over the image, Copic Coloring, Tags

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Season's Greetings 2013

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 453 - Always Baked Cherries wiith a Dessert option of Holiday Card, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 456 - Wreath Building, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 247 - Inspired by Music my music is "it's begining to look a lot like Christmas" that song is stuck in my head today. Everywhere you go all you see is Christmas decorations. I would just like to make it through Thanksgiving first. Oh well. It has been a while since I played along but could not resist this morning. Creative juices were flowing and why would I hold them back? LOL.
Hope you like it

Stamps: Season's Greetings - SU 
Paper: vanilla, always artichoke, baked brown sugar, cherry cobbler 
Ink: Cherry Cobbler 
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Ornament EF, Martha Stewart Fern Punch, Cropadile punch, Stickles 
Techniques: dry embossing, Make a Wreath

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

All Natural Thank You

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 446 - Crazy Suede Starfruit, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 449 - Faux Whitewashing, Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 240 - Pinterest Inspiration Photo, and Monday's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 313.
How could I not put all of these together when they all fit so well. Thanks for setting it all up for me.
I had fun with this creation even if I may not have done the TLC right. Not sure if I did or not but I did finish it. My circles ended up WAY bigger than I needed but again Oh Well. It is what it is.
Hope you like it.

Stamps: All Natural 
Paper: Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit 
Ink: Cajun Craze, Versa Mark 
Accessories: embossing powder, cuttlebug, victorian ef 
Techniques: Faux Whitewash

Monday, September 16, 2013

It's Jimmy's Birthday

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 447 - Fill It Up. I used the small HB solid image and stamped in all 3 colors in today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 238 - Color Challenge (smokey slate grey, melon mambo, midnight muse. My layout is from today's MONDAY'S MOJO SKETCH CHALLENGE # 311.
I embossed the smokey slate circle using cuttlebugs Happy Birthday embossing folder then brushed the raised images with midnight muse ink.
I needed a birthday card this afternoon for our brother in law, the family is coming over for a fish supper. Hope he likes it.

Stamps: It's Your Day 
Paper: white, smokey slate, midnight muse 
Ink: Smokey Slate, Melon Mambo, Midnight Muse 
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Happy Birthday EF, Fiskars Birthday Candle border 
Techniques: Fill It Up, Dry Embossing

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Loads of Love for Michele

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 441 - Navy Cajun Sky, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 444 - Stamping on DP, Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 235 - Going on a Road Trip and for my layout I used Monday's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 308.
We just got home from a couple of road trips. My 1st real week vacation in probably 3 yrs that ranged from Fernadina Beach FL to Chattanooga, TN. Whoo hoo, I had to get back to work so I could get some rest. LOL.
I stamped the LOADS OF LOVE sentiment in cajun craze and night of navy on my road map dp then on my popped up focal image in cajun craze also. I stamped the images in momento tuxedo black then colored with copics. Yep I dusted them bad boys off and used them. I was afraid I had forgotten how to use them it has been so long.
Anyway let's go to work and make some money so we can go on another road trip. 
Stamps: Loads of Fun - SU 
Paper: white, road map dp 
Ink: momento tuxedo black, night of navy, cajun craze, soft sky 
Accessories: ribbon, copics, dimensionals, stickles 
Techniques: copic coloring, 3D

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A CASE of Sunflowers

 This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 439 - Old Melon Daffodils\, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 442 - External Frame Internal Greeting I did add a short sentiment on the top of the outside, eeek but the rest of it is on the inside; and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 233 - CASE of a CAS - hskelly. I love Harriett and have served on several dt's along with her. She is a fabulous person and crafter to boot. I CASED Harriett's lovely DTGD SUNFLOWER. Hope I did it justice.
I have been in a mood lately and NOT much in the stampin' mood I am afraid to say. Things are just a little crazy around here but I had to play today. Love the colors.
I used white cs for my base inside front framed with old olive and inside back trimmed with daffodil delight. I stamped using this gorgeous 2 step stamp set from way back and did not even have to use the stamp-a-ma-jig. Yeah!
I added stickles to the center and leaves and embossed the bottom from with Sizzix Script EF.
Hope you like it and hope I get time tonight to show some love to everyone else playing along.

Stamps: Summer Sunflower, Short & Sweet - SU 
Paper: white, old olive, daffodil delight 
Ink: old olive, melon mambo, daffodil delight 
Accessories: Nestabilities Labels 1, Sizzix Script EF, Stickles 
Techniques: dry embossing, 2 step stamping, Framing

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Floating Along with Reflections

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 436 - Bashful Marina Corals, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 439 - Reflective Stamping, Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 230 - Pinterest Inspiration and Monday's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 301. Playing catch up with some challenges. I used a set from Marks Finest Papers that I received as a design team member and stamped on white then on acetate for the reflective stamping, I colored with copics then matted on calypso coral cs. I stamped the single swan facing the one in the landscaped image to get their necks close enough together to make a heart for the inspirational pic. My sentiments are stamped in marina mist and calypso coral and I tied some calypso coral ribbon around the marina mist cs at the bottom.
Hope you like it and now let's go earn some money.
Stamps: Floating Along - MFP 
Paper: white, calypso coral, marina mist 
Ink: momento tuxedo black, calypso coral, marina mist 
Accessories: copics, ribbon, acetate 
Techniques: reflective stamping, copic coloring, mirrow imaging

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Lovely Tissue Stamped Christmas Tree

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 434 - Christmas Cake Green, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 437 - Tissue Stamping and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 228 - Technique Challenge (Masking on a Single Layer)
I used Nestie's Label 4 for my Mask to ink the inside with crumb cake and to stamp the tree which was inked in gumball green. I used reverse mask to stamp the sentiment from All Year Cheer I inked with cherry cobbler ink. I used some Christmas Red Stickles to create ornaments on the tree.
Hope you like it, now off to work I go.
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, All Year Cheer I - SU 
Paper: vanilla 
Ink: crumb cake, cherry cobbler, gumball green 
Accessories: tissues, Nesties Label 4, Christmas Red Stickles 
Techniques: Masking, Reverse Masking, Tissue Stamping

Monday, July 8, 2013

HIs Tissue Stamped Masked Child

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 437 - Tissue Stamping and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 228 - Technique Challenge (Masking).
I used 3 shades of pink for my card and Nesties Label 4 for my masking. I hope I did the TLC right. I am finding myself without inspiration lately which I why I have not been in the galleries. I hope my mojo has not left me for good. If it has you can look for some really good sales. I have a room full of stamping stuff.
Stamps: His Child - SNS
Paper: white
Ink: pretty in pink, rich regal, melon mambo
Accessories: tissues, Nesties Label 4
Techniques: Masking, Reverse Masking, Tissue Stamping

Monday, July 1, 2013

So Many July 4th Sayings

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 436 - Twisted Traditions 2 where we were to make a non-traditional card using traditional holiday colors. I chose some dp from DCWV "Summer Combo Stack" I have had for eons. I paper pieced the swim suit with one piece and the hat with another then punched a flower out of the swim suit piece and popped it up on dimensionals.
This is also for today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 239 - Theme "Summer Fun" and the beach is what I consider Summer Fun and I am sooo ready to hit it again but for now it is off to work I go.

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Bathing Beauties 
Paper: white, DCWV - Summer Combo Stack 
Ink: momento tuxedo Black, real red 
Accessories: flower punch, ribbon, dimensional, glue 
Techniques: paper piecing, 3D, Non-Traditional Holiday Colors

Cat on a Paper Pieced Dress

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 432 - Smoky Curry Cabanna. I do not yet have the new in-colors so I found some dp that I am hoping is close to the colors, if not somebody post my bail as I have to work so I can buy these new colors. LOL.
This is also for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 435 - Angled Background.
I used an image from Stamps Away called "Cat on a dress" that I have always adored. I colored her and the cat with copics and paper pieced the dress. 
Hope you like it now off to work I go.

Stamps: Cat on a dress - Stamps Away 
Paper: white, MME - Home dp 
Ink: black 
Accessories: copics 
Techniques: paper piecing