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Friday, February 29, 2008

Morning Soft Spring Song

This is for today's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE-Just One. Sorry due to limits I was only able to do 1 challenge today. Please hold my place as Queen, I will return again. teehee.I stamped the morning glory and the hummingbird in black stazon on watercolor paper then colored it with SU WC crayons. I applied stickles and matted on Brillian Blue then popped up the hummingbird and tied silver elastic cord around it. Hope you like it. I think I like this one much better than the one I did for Thursday.
Stamps: Morning Soft, Spring Song
Paper: Water Color, Brilliant Blue
Ink: Watercolor Crayons, Black Stazon
Accessories: Silver Elastic Cord, Ranger Stickles
Techniques: Water coloring

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Follow Your Dreams

This is for today's SKETCH, Tuesday's COLOR-Black Rock Elegance, and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS - All Mixed Up CHALLENGES. This one I am a little happier with than Tuesday's. I used some more of the Inspiration Paper and river rock pattern paper and CS. I sponged one of the prima flowers with river rock and put a large black brad in the center of the 2. The main image is s verse from CTMH Follow Your Dreams set stamped in river rock then black and the edges sponged with river rock. It is 2:30am here now and I have been up since 1am when a major cat fight at my window woke me so I thought I would go ahead and do the sketch challege for today and it came together really quick. Hope you like it.
Stamps: CTMH Follow Your Dreams
Paper: Inspiration, Black, White, River Rock CS & Pattern Paper
Ink: Black, River Rock
Accessories: Primas, lg Black Brad
Techniques: sponge distress

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Bareback Hope

This is for today's COLOR, Monday's TECHNIQUE-MIXED DP'S, and last Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGES. I really struggled with these colors and as I was finishing this project that I am not happy with I found inspiration elsewhere that I will have to try tomorrow but for now gotta get to work so here it is. I used some dp from Inspiration DP pack at Michaels for the bottom layer, Flannel Plaid & Wonderful Words in black stamped on river rock for the next layer and the horse from bareback in black on river rock and popped up. Both river rock layers have distressed edges and sponged with black. All layers are matted with black. I hope you like it better than I do.
Stamps: Bareback, Wonderful Words, Flannel Plaid
Paper: River Rock, Black, Inspiration DP
Ink: Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Edge distressor, sponges
Techniques: Distressing, sponging

Monday, February 25, 2008

Makayla & Trinity's 2nd Birthday Party

I thought I would share some pics from the birthday party here last night. The top far left is Makayla (aka: KK) and Trinity, then KK & Mom with the prayer bear she got from her Nana & Papa (that would be us), Trinity with her Mom and a snap of some of her gifts yet unwrapped. The clothes went flying out of the bag and if there was no toy the bag went on the floor and another one grabbed. The bottom pic is KK sitting on her very own Disney Princess Couch. Her favorite cousin Brayden has one of these with spiderman on it and she loves it when she goes to her Aunt Shah's house. They always have to drag it our to lay on. She loves all of the kids but for some weird reason she really loves Brayden and he loves her back. It started out as a stressful event but ended really well. Next year the birthday celebrations will be courtsey of their parents and Nana and Papa will be the guest. TeeHee.

Ethel's New Easter Line

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE and I used last weeks SKETCH CHALLENGE.I instantly thought of my little ole lady Ethel and how they love to mix patterns. teehee. I did paper piecing for her dress & handbag. coloring her hair and skin w/prismacolor pencils then blended w/gamsol. I added a few extra dots on the top fo the dress with SU Markers. I applied crystal effects to her glasses.
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Ethel & Handbag, Strange & Wonderful
Paper: DCWV Summer Matt Stack, Non SU blue & orange cs
Ink: certainly celery, apricot appeal
Accessories: crystal effects, gamsol, ribbon
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Sunday, February 24, 2008

KK & Trinity's 2nd Birthday Favorite Teddy BD Cards

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER. This week the spotlight and CASEing rights go to Mary Jo Albright with her wonderful selection to browse I picked her WELCOMING SPRING. I changed the colors & theme and made 1 of 2 birthday cards for our youngest 2 Granddaughters. Birthdays are 8 days apart so we usually celebrate them together and since today is the day and I have not yet made their cards I killed 2 birds with 1 stone. I also did some handwriting so it qualifies in Friday's LIMITED SUPPLY -SIGNATURE STYLE. The images are stamped in black stazon then colored w/prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol. Crystal effects applied to the balloon and candle fires.
.My 2nd CASEing for today's FEATURED STAMPER -MARY JO ALBRIGHT and I also did some hand writing for Friday's LIMITED SUPPLY-SIGNATURE STYLE. This is for the other of our 2 yr old Birthday girls celebrating today using the FS gallery as an inspiration with her ATC CUPCAKE CHALLENGE. The balloons are Quickutz and the strings are pink hemp.
Stamps: My Favorite Teddy, CTMH Happy Birthday
Paper: Pink Gingham check, yellow & pink non SU CS
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol , Quickutz Balloon, Hemp, EK Success Corner Punch
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Saturday, February 23, 2008


This is for today's INSPIRATION, Friday's LIMITED SUPPLY ,and Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGES. It is so funny how so many people can look at 1 picture and see so many different things. The first thing I saw was the tree on the plaque could not believe how much it resembled the Fab Flower. The next thing I saw was the basket of lemons and instantly thougth "lemon tree". So here it is. I inked the flower w/green galore then used garden green marker along the edges, huffed and stamped, then inked it up again with just garder green. Cut out the center section of the garden green and popped it up on the other flower. I had some wood grain dp so I inked up a weather background stamp with close to cocoa and stamped the dp, made it look like an aged tree trunk, trimmed the bottom with some decorative scissors called grass. I sponged the bottom and egdes of layer 2 with green galore then stamped the fern tip from watercolor minis in green galore and garden green randomly to look like grass sprigs then matted this on green cs and popped up the flower to make it look like a tree. Card base is white with lemons randomly stamped using yo yo yellow. Layer 4 is the solid lemon again stamped in yyy with Lemonade 5c handwritten with the garden green marker. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Fabulous Flowers, Citrus & Such, Watercolor Minis, Non SU Weathered Background
Ink: Green Galore, Garden Green, YoYo Yellow, Close to Cocoa
Techniques: huffing, sponging

Friday, February 22, 2008

4 in 1 Inky Turtle Signature Stylin'

This is for 4 challenges. 1)Today's LIMITED SUPPLY, 2) Wednesday's SKETCH, 3) Tuesday's COLOR and 4) Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS - ENVELOPE POUCH CHALLENGES. YEH!!!The Pumpkin Pie layer is stamped with Orchid Opulence using Crosshatch background. The Orchid Opulence layer has my handwritten sentiment on it. The turtle was stamped in black stazon colored with prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol. Stickles applied to the flowers.
A co-worker's son is back in the hospital again so I am taking this to hime today filled with hard candy. I hope he can have it.
Stamps: Crosshatch, IA Turtle
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Orchid Opulence, Certainly Celery, White
Ink: black stazon, orchid opulence, pumpkin pie
Accessories: gamsol, stickles
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Baby Nursery Open Window

I am not happy at all with this but here it is anyway. This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGES. I got some new rubbah from Rubbernecker that I have been itching to use. This one is Nursery and I thought it was adorable until I started coloring it. Maybe these colors were the wrong route to take. Oh well. After I colored w/Prismacolor Pencils and blended w/gamsol I trimmed the outside frame and the inside section because I was going for trying to get the Celery paper to look like wall paper in the room. Do you know how hard it is to trim foam paper thin and make it stand up like you want? HARD!! Take my word for it. And when I did get it to stick and stand up the frame was so flimsy it stuck everywhere except where I needed it. uurrrggggg. Tomorrow will be better (I have to keep telling myself). Any suggestions or criticism will be greatly appreciated to keep me from putting this in File #13.
Stamps: Rubbernecker Nursery & Baby Kiss
Paper: Certainly Celery Print, Orchid Opulence, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Black Stazon
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Wings of Grace

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE. That's right, only 1 challenge on this one. I wanted it to be special because a wonderful cyber friend through this site sent me this beautiful Old World Map stamp from Rubbernecker as a gift along with many other surprises in a Happy Mail package I received last night. Stampcrazzy aka Kelly won a $100 by placing an order with Rubbernecker and was so sweet to share with me since I was her inspiration for the purchase. Thanks again Kelly. I had to get it dirty ASAP and today's sketch was perfect but I could not incorporate pumpkin pie anywhere so I elected to go with other colors. The OWM image is stamped in brilliant blue, distressed w/close to cocoa then crumpled,straightened and attached to a matt of blue cs. Image also stamped in bb and distressed edges, matted on blue cs and popped up. I used burgandy ribbon with hemp for layer 3. Layer 1 was stamped w/close to cocoa using cheesecloth and matted on burgandy cs. Hope you like it and hope Kelly really likes it. Thanks again Kelly.
Stamps: Wings of Grace, Cheesecloth, Old World Map-Rubbernecker
Paper: non su blue, mustard,burgandy,vanilla,kraft
Ink: brilliant blue, close to cocoa
Accessories: hemp, ribbon
Techniques: distressing

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

WOW I got home today and had some happy mail from Kelly (aka stampcrazzy). Enclosed was a beautiful Happy Thank You card, "Ethel party your panties off", "Ralph & Ethel crackin me up", "Kitty in the washin' machine", 2 rolls of ribbon, 2 packs of primas, a pack of ribbon charms and "old world map background stamp". WOW am I lucky or what. Kelly had pm'd me a couple of months ago about a card using Rubbernecker stamps that I had uploaded and inspired her to investigate this wonderful stamp company. She placed an order and won a $100 shopping spree for the month of January. Man I ordered in Novemenber and I did not win anything :( Anyway she asked me to send her my choice of anyting in the catelog as a thank you to me. I felt honored that she was willing to share with me and reluctantly made the Old World Map Background as my choice to use with Set Sail and some other nautical ships and sets I have. I was not expecting all of the other goodies so this was a real treat to me. Thank you so much Kelly.

Big Flower WC Mini Gift Pouch

If you have not yet tried one of these pouches you do not know what you are missing. They are fun and really easy to make. This was created for today's COLOR CHALLENGE, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - ENVELOPE POUCH, and Sunday's FEATURED STAMPER. This time I chose Betty's FOR YOU card to CASE. I just love flowers and was inspired by this one. I changed the set to Water Color Minis but used the same type of flower, and changed the colors to match todays CC. The solid flower was stamped off then on the whtie layer for a softer tone and then stamped with the top layer. The butterflies were stamped w/orchid then pumpkin pie and vise versa, applied stickles then cut out and popped up. I also took the opportunity to add a bookmark by using a giant gem clip. The Big Flower set is perfect for this. I stamped the One of a Kind 3 in 1 stamp in orchid opulence and used the SU designer punch to punch it out, The daisy was attached to the inside of the big flower then a brad placed in the center. The other side is exactly the same. I just happen to know a Mom who reads a lot and will be giving this for Mother's Day in a few months.
Stamps: Big Flowers, Water Color Minis, One of a Kind,
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Orchid Opulence, Certainly Celery, White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Orchid Opulence, Certainly Celery
Accessories: giant gem clip, brad, one of a kind punch, silver cord, stickles
Techniques: Envelope Pouch, Bookmark Gem Clip

Monday, February 18, 2008

My Honey Bunny Envelope Pouch

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE. I stamped Mr.Whiskers on white with black stazon then covered him with fun flock (should have done this on the green layer so the fun flock would show) but anyway. He is cut out with the Giga Scallop Square. The easter eggs are Quickutz. Ran the yellow bottom panel through the cuttlebug tiny mosaic folder. Hope you like it.
Stamps: HH Mr. Whiskers, My Honey Bunney
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: quickutz, cuttlebug
Techniques: emboss

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Brayden's Easter Card / Embrace Natural Beauty

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER -gbedwright. Awesome gallery to check out for CASEing this week. I chose to CASE her LSC - THANK YOU card. I changed the colors and theme and made a 5 1/2 x 4 rather than squared but kept the layout the same and used a bird just not as many layers on mine. The bird was stamped in stazon then cut out and colored w/prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol. It is popped up on a mega oval scalloped green layer that is matted on a giga oval scallop blue layer. The yellow layer is stamped with Fresh Fillers in Barely Banana then chicken feet from Rubbernecker in black along the edge. The sentiment is a quickutz oval layered name plate stamped w/ballet blue marker and huffing. The easter eggs are from Quickutz Easter Basket. Hope he likes it.
Stamps: A Good Egg, Fresh Fillers, Rubbernecker Sm Chicken Feet
Ink: Barely Banana, Ballet Blue
Accessories: Quickutz Oval Name Plate & Easter Basket, Mega & Giga Oval Scallop Punches, ribbon, brads
Technique: Gamsol Magic


This is my 2nd CASEing for this weeks FEATURED STAMPER. I also combined it with this weeks SKETCH, COLOR, and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS-ISS. I chose Betty's THANK YOU card this time to CASE. I ran the kraft layer through the cuttlebug using stylized flowers then chaulked the raised areas then matted w/tempt turquoise. I did not want to cover them up they were so pretty. I still had some left over paper from Monday's ISS technique so I stamped the stem image in black stazon then matted on green galore. the flower image was stamped on white then colored w/prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol. The butterfly is from some scraps of ISS paper also and is popped up.
Stamps: Embrace Life, Natural Beauty
Paper: Kraft, Tempt Turquoise, Green Galore, White
Ink: Black Stazon, tempt turquoise, green galore
Accessories: pastel chaulks, gamsol,
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, Chaulking, distress

Saturday, February 16, 2008

5 in 1 Natural Beauty Purse

I proudly wear my crown today as queen of the combos. This creation meets 5 of the 6 challenges for this week all in 1, just could not make the sketch fit in,lol. #1. Today's INSPIRATION-Birch,Bark & Birds, #2. Friday's LIMITED SUPPLY-Round & Round, #3. Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT - Fashion, 4. Tuesday's COLOR, and #5. Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS - Ink, Spray & Smash. YEH! Hands are clapping everywhere. Sorry, I get a little carried away.I cut an almost complete circle leaving the folded edge at the top using vanilla cs. Smaller circle cut w/kraft then stamped w/Aida Cloth using Tempting turquoise. Stamped the word block and butterfly on some paper created Tuesday for Faith's ISS tech and the colors tempt turquoise & green galore using Timber Brown Stazon then cut them out. I cut an opening in the word block and sponged the white edges with turquoise. STamped the bird on vanilla using stazon then colored with brown color pencil and blended w/gamsol. stuck the bird through the back side of the word block and matted on tempt turquoise. (Got this idea from the 1st SU Catty I saw). The butterfly and the button are both popped up on diminsionals. The handle is 3 strips of neutral colored hemp braided and secured to the inside. Single strand of hemp used as a faux purse closure. Hope you like it! I had so much fun making it especially since I did not get to stamp for the last 2 days.
Stamps: Natural Beauty, Little Pieces, Aida Cloth
Paper: Kraft, Vanilla, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Timber Brown STazon
Accessories: hemp, Fiskars Circle template
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Thursday, February 14, 2008


No challenge card from me today. Busy day, started out by trying to finish up some Valentines gifts and wrapping. Turns out dh's card is at my office and what does he do 1st thing, wakes up before I leave and puts a beautiful card out for me and a movie. The same movie I have to give him tonight at supper. LOL. My oldest grandchild is 7 today, so we had to call her before she headed off to school and sing like we do every year for all of them on their special day. Had brownies baking in over for a co-worker and needed to be at work by 8am. I was 8:45 before I left my house. Yeekkk. Run Sally Run. We are having dinner tonight for Alana's birthday celebration and I will be giving her a ticket to My Little Poney show for Sunday in Tallahassee as part of her B-day gift.
Hope everyone feels all the love possible on this special day of love.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

TAC Friendship Triple Challenge

This is a triple challenge for today's SKETCH, Tuesday's COLOR, and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS -INK,SPRAY & SMASH CHALLENGES. I still had some paper left over from trying this weeks TLC so I wanted to use it. I just received my 1st stamps ever from The Angel Company (thanks to Nancy aka jeanstampin2) I had my eye on this set since I saw it and it retired under my nose, Nancy found me one though so I am set. Image was stamped in black stazon. Sentiment stamped in tempting turquoise and sponged with TT and Green Galore. I had to flip the sketch to fit my main image, sorry Shelly. Flannel plaid background stamped on tempting turquoise matted with green galore and kraft. Hope ya like it.
Stamps: Flannel Plaid, TAC Friendship
Paper: tempting turquoise, green galore, kraft
Ink: tempting turquoise, green galore, black stazon
Techniques: Ink, Spray & Smash Background Creation

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Best Fishes All Wrapped Up and Smashed

Attempting to retain my Crown here is another triple This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - ISS, and BEATE'S WEEKEND SKETCH CHALLENGE. I stamped the fish from All Wrapped Up and sentiment from Hambo in turquoise on the kraft card base. The Bag & fish from AWU are stamped in black stazon then colored w/Prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol. Then I stamped some bubbles from High Hopes around the fish and on the white layer I was placing the cut out bag on. This was layered w/temp turquoise then green galore. The upper panel was the ink,spray & smash technique using tempt turq and green galore matted on tempt turquoise . The fish brads are some I picked up at Michaels. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Hambo Best Fishes, All Wrapped Up, High Hopes Bubble Background
Paper: tempting turquoise, green galore, kraft
Ink: tempting turquoise, green galore
Accessories: fish brads, ribbon, prismacolor pencils, gamsol
Techniques: Ink, Spray & Smash Background Creation

Monday, February 11, 2008

Triple Embrace Life

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS, Sunday's FEATURED STAMPER and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGES. DH and I went away for the weekend so I am having to catch up. I cased Sara's WSC31card, I kept the layout and stamps but changed the colors and used a double background stamped instead of cuttlebug. I also added the bee from In Full Bloom. Flowers and bee stamped in black stazon then colored w/prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol. I applied Ranger STardust Stickles to the inside of the flowers and the bee. My TLC layer for today turned out more real red than appricot appeal. I will have to try this again tomorrow with the new colors. I still had some ribbon left over from my dye of appricot appeal so I used it. I was undecided about a sentiment so I will have to add it later, gotta get to work and play catch up there too. HOw much longer to retirement so I can spend more time stampin'? :)
Stamps: Embrace Life, In Full Bloom, Filligree, Canvas
Paper: appricot appeal, white, real red, ballet blue
Ink: Appricot Appeal, Black Stazon, Real Red
Accessories: Ranger Stardust Stickles
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, Ink, spary & smash

Saturday, February 9, 2008

True Friend Inspiration

This is for today's INSPIRATION -BEDDING and SKETCH CHALLENGES. I had a really hard time with this one. I usually always go with my 1st impressions and the 1st thing I thought of was True Friend in Vanilla on rust and Handsome Hunter background. Well the trouble I had was getting the vanilla on rust to work. I used my vanilla craft ink and embossed w/clear EP which turned dark on the cs. Not what I was after, so I turned the CS over and tried again using white which did not do much better so I reheated and applied white ep again which sorta speckled. I used my handsome hunter to color the inside of the flowers as best as I could. The top panel is vanilla CS with the single flower inked using markers and huffing. I stamped the lines from So Many Sayings in Mellow moss. This is matted on handsome hunter then mellow moss and popped up. All edges were distressed. I used twill ribbon and tied a mellow moss paper knot.Hope you like it.
Stamps: True Friend, So Many Saying
Paper: Handsome Hunter, Really Rust, mellow Moss
Ink: Vanilla Craft, Really Rust, Handsome Hunter, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Twill ribbon, White embossing powder, distress tool
Techniques: distress, huffing

Friday, February 8, 2008

Be Mine Text Message Triple Challenge

Well this is my 3 in 1 that could have been 4 in 1 except red is in this weeks CC:(. Oh well anyway this is for today's LIMITED SUPPLY- Non traditional Valentines w/no flowers, red or pink, Thursday's WAYS TO USE - DOTS, and Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGES from this week. Whey. The phone image is from Gina K Text Messages and is stamped using blue stazon then colored w/prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol, cut out and popped up. Crystal Effects applied to the message box and the number key pads. The dp used in layer 1 is from Everyday Expressions. I stamped the dots from one of my small background stamps in brillant blue on the light blue and green layers. The sentiment is from the dollar bin at Michaels. The ribbon is green with BB dots from the marker applied.
Stamps: Gina K Text Messages
Paper: Everyday Expressions DP with matching layers
Ink: brillant blue
Accessories: Crystal Effects, diminsionals, ribbon
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Cowboy Kenny Combo

This is another combo of this weeks SKETCH and SKETCH Challenges. I love them both and wanted to do another one. Main image is Cowboy Kenny from High Hopes. He is so adorable but also too large to keep the sketch as it was so I had to flip it. I also had to use brown as a neutral color. I did some 1st on this one. Slit punch as a corner photo holder and coloring a brad. I needed the ballet blue brad and did not have one so I took a white one and coloring using ballet blue craft ink. WOW htat was fun. The edge was cut with Fiskars Rope Border punch. Sentiment is from CTHM Happy Birthday set. Left upper corner was paper pierced. Hope you like it.
Stamps: HH Cowboy Kenny, CTMH Happy Birthday
Paper: ballet blue, real red pattern paper, white
Ink: Timber brown Stazon, Real Red, Ballet Blue Craft Ink
Accessories: brads, craft ink, heat tool, paper piercing tools, Fiskars Rope Border Punch, Slit Punch
Techniques: Gamsol, Paper Piercing

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Sketch & Color Combo "Chicken on You"

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE. The rooster is from Cornish Heritage Farms stamped in Black Stazon then colored w/prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol and matted on real red. The sentiment is from Hambo and stamped in ballet blue on appricot appeal. Edges were distressed w/real red then matted on rr and a paper knot in the corner. Ballet blue stip for layer 2. Card base is appricot appeal stamped w/Chicken Wire background in black and matted on real red. Hope you like it.
Stamps: CHF Rooster, Hambo Chicken on You
Paper: Real REd, Ballet Blue, Appricot Appeal
Ink: Ballet Blue, Real Red, Black, Black Stazon
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, Distressed edges

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Snuggle Lions Pocket Card

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE and I used a technique from 3 wks ago that I just love for valentines POCKET HEART. Crissy's card VALENTINE LIONS was my inspiration for buying from High Hopes and for this card. I have just been waiting for the right challenge to use it with. Her's is so wonderful I could not even compare mine to it but I wanted to use it before the season was over so here it is.Image was stamped in Timber Brown Stazon then colored w/Prismacolor Pencils then blended w/gamsol. I sponged the edges w/real red then ballet blue on the inside of the edges. I doodled around the edges. Hand cut the outer real red scallop heart which is why it is not The ballet blue layer was ran through the cuttlebug with the Script folder then layerd on real red. Red glitter glue applied to the rose. The ribbon I had to dye using my re-inker since I did not have any appricot appeal ribbon. hum need to go to Michaels again. The sentiment is stamped in ballet blue and sponged. I will give this to my darling honey bunny.
Stamps: Snuggle Lions, Between The Lions, High Hopes
Paper: real red, ballet blue
Ink: ballet blue, real red, appricot appeal, Timber Brown stazon
Accessories: re-inker, ribbon, red glitter glue, scallop decorative scissors
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, sponge distressing

Monday, February 4, 2008

TLC Childhood Game turned Sweet Centerpiece

WOW did this bring back some girlie childhood memories not just of my girls but also from me. I used to play this game for hours on end. This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE and last weeks COLOR CHALLENGE. Well I have some 2 sided cs that matches YoYo Yellow and Going Gray so I used it and made one for each . The decorations are from SU 5 flower punch, Co-ordinating punches from Looks Like Spring and One of A Kind. I stamped 2 flowers from One of A Kind, cut them out and glued together then punched out a flower in basic gray for the center. I rolled a small strip of basic gray for that flower stem (which was not easy) so I made 2 small strips and attached them together for the 5 flower center. I loved the way the smaller 5 flower punch matched in the larger one. Hum must remember that for future purposes. lol. I placed yougurt covered raisens in one and mixed nuts in the other. Thses were really fun to make.
Stamps: One of A Kind
Paper: 2 sided Yo Yo Yellow/Going Gray
Ink: Going Gray
Accessories: 2 way glue pen, 5 flower punch, Co-ordinating punches from Looks Like Spring and One of A Kind
Techniques: Paper Centerpieces

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Crab & Company Valentine Card

This is for today's FEATUTRED STAMPER CHALLENGE. I chose her SHORE DO LOVE YOU card to CASE. I changed the colors, added some stamps, but kept the layout the same. I used 3 different stamp sets to make this one. I used the waves from On the Beach stamped w/Versa Mark on the cool carribean cs. The birds from Shore Thing and the sea shells are stamped in Close To Cocoa. The sand stamp is stamped in Creamy Caramel. The crab is stamped in Real Red, colored with prismacolor pencil then blended w/gamsol then google eyes applied with 2 way glue pen. I used a 1 1/4 inch circle punch to cut it out then sponged with cool carribean and creamy caramel. This was layered on red cs punched w/ mega scallop punch. I used a 1 inch circle punch to punch out the window and stamped the sentiment on the white layer then sponged the edge with real red and popped it up on a 1 1/4 inch circle red cs layer which is attached on the inside of the card. I took my scissors and distressed the inside edges of the circle so the sentiment layer would allow easy opening of the card. Next time I think I will cut the card base circle 1 1/4 also.
Stamps: Crab & Company, Shore Thing, On The Beach
Paper: Cool Carribean, kraft, white, red
Ink: real red, close to cocoa, creamy caramel
Accessories: google eyes, prismacolor pencils, Giga Scallop Circle punch, Fiskars 2.5 inch circle shape, 1 & 1 1/4 inch circle punches, sponges, 2 way glue pen
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, Distressed edges

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Triple Challenge Wedding Card

Here is my triple challenge card for today's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE, and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS (DAHLIA FLOWER). When I first saw the inspiration my 1st impression was "wedding colors" so I went with that. I made a disaster with my 1st attempt at the Dahlia flower so I had to try again now that I had the SU scallop punch, then punched a white and vanilla flower from the flower punch, popped those up and attached the wedding cake brad. The vanilla layers are embossed w/cuttlebug flourishes and dazling diamonds applied on the swirly lines.
Paper: vailla, white
Accessories: Wedding Cake Brad, dazling diamonds
Techniques: Dahlia Flower, Cuttlebug Embossing

Friday, February 1, 2008

Boat Loads of Love

This is for today's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE to be inspired by Super Bowl Sunday (I chose the team colors) and Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE to use staples.I started out wanting to do this weeks sketch challenge but did not want to cover my boat with layer 1 and figured the challenge police would arrest me if I placed layer 1 under layer 2 instead of on top. Image was stamped w/black stazon and colored w/prismacolor pencils then blended w/gamsol. Heart was stamped on red cs then cut out to fit the back of the boat. Sentiment was stamped on the red cs with versa mark. Ribbon is attached with a red staple using my fastenator.
Stamps: Boatloads of Love
Paper: non su
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: Fastenator, red staple
Techniques: Gamsol Magic