Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Moo!!! No I Mean Boo!!!

I happened upon a blog called Cards2Cherish and got my inspiration for this card there. It is not quite like hers, but it was a take on her sketch. Here is a link to her magnificent blog Here The image is from Sugar Plums and is called Cow Emma

A different angle since it was hard to get a good shot

Image: Sugar Plums: Cow Emma
Paper: Paper Trey Vanilla,Summer Sunrise,Cloud Nine,Heidi Grace Designs & Basic Black
Extras: Rhinestones, Nesties, Tiny Bubbles Embossing Folder, and Boo's are self adhesive from Glitzers
Copics: C1,C3,C5,C7,B60,YR21,YR14,YR16,E000,E00,E21

As always thanks for stopping by

Sunday, August 29, 2010

MONEY!!!!! 7 Kids meets Friday Sketchers

This Money Holder is so quick and easy to make and can be used for any occassion. I did this for the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge where we are to use 2 pieces of designer paper and of course something from the store and since you can purchase this adorable Critter Party set from Penny Black at the store, this fits. I also followed the sketch over at Friday Sketchers.

The measurements for this are 7 1/2" x 7 1/8" scoring at 2 3/4" & 5 3/4"..I think I scored on the 7 1/8" side..

The band is 1" x 7" scoring at 1 3/4" x 4 3/4".. For the circles I used my nesties
Here it is closed:

Here it is open: I used my Stampin Up 1 1/4" circle punch for the little slot that holds the money.

Close up of the Band:

Image: Penny Black - Critter Party
Paper: Stampin Up: Blueberry Crisp, Pacific Point, Sahara Sand
Extras: Nesties, Stickles, Paper Piercer, and Nellie Snellen Flower Punch
Copics: C00,C1,C3,C5,R20,E000,E00,B00,B06

Thanks for looking

Friday, August 27, 2010

Boo!!!! Just Magnolia

I didn't think I'd be able to play today, I woke up with one of the worst migraine headaches I've had in awhile white lights, throwing up the whole nine yards. Couldn't take any more medication since I didn't know how much my body had already absorbed. My poor husband didn't know what to do since he couldn't help me. So God Bless my son, he heard what was going on, woke up, got cold compress, darkened the room and took great care of me. So now that I'm feeling a little better, I decided to check out the the Just Magnolia Blog, and must admit that as soon as I saw this sketch, I had to play along. What another great sketch by Dawny P.

Image: Dracular Edwin
Paper: DP: Scraps from some old Stampin Up Halloween Paper, Basic Black & Sprarkle Paper
Extras: MS Bat Punch, Cat Punch, Web Punch, & Web Border Punch, Nestibilities, Glittzers which I used for Boo & Happy Halloween, Black Rhinestones,Dimentionals

As always, thanks for looking

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Coffee Time

I followed Lillian's Sketch over at the Sugar Bowl. This week not only do we have to follow a sketch but we also have to use pearls somewhere on our card. So I used these blue ones as buttons on her dress and for the center of the flowers. I guess I am in a blue mood since all I've been using lately is blue and brown tones. Think I better shake things up a little bit and reach for another color, but I'm so in love with these new papers from Stampin Up and Pacific Point is such a vibrant color...

Image: Sugar Nellie: Coffee Time
Paper: Stampin Up: Blueberry Crisp, Pacific Point & Bazil CS
Extras: Nellie Snellin Flower Punch, Pearls, Swirl Die Cut
Copics: E000,E00,E02,E42,E44,B21,B23,B24,B26, C00,

As always, thanks for looking

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Looking for Sea Glass

As some of you know, I live on the beach. My oldest son and I used to takes walks on the beach and look for sea glass. This image always reminded me of us looking for sea glass. If some of you don't know what sea glass is, it is glass from bottles that has been worn away by the sand and tides and is quite beautiful. We always hoped we would find blue or green because it was like treasure when we found it. This was done for the Everybody Art Challenge. This weeks theme is Sea/Beach. Of course, this was right up my alley especially since I've been playing with the Seaside Sketches for the past few days. So I inked this image up and decided to play along.

Here is a picture of some of the sea glass that we have found over the years. Believe it or not, it's not like finding shells, finding this type of glass is quite rare. As you can see the edges are not sharp nor is the glass crystal clear like it would normally be. I am sure it takes years to achieve this beautiful affect. Do you think that maybe on his next day off, I can talk him into taking a walk on the beach with Mom again to see what treasures we can find.

As always, thanks for looking..

Image: Stampin Up: Seaside Sketches
Paper: DCWV: At Home, Stampin Up: Night of Navy
Ink: Stampin Up: Not Quite Navy
Extras: Flower Punch, Rhinestones, Pearls, Cuttlebug Die Cut Corner, Nestibilities, Swirl Die Cut, Jolee Sea Shells
Copics: B21,B23,E000,E00,E02,E42,E44

Monday, August 23, 2010

Floating Dreams

I went to Michaels and found this 12x12 Paper Pack from DCWV. Well, I couldn't put this down because the papers are so beautiful and it is a pack of my favorite colors, Blues & Browns, love that combo. So I hope you gals don't get tired of me using this cause something tells me I'll be using it for weeks to come. And what's even better, when I got up to the counter, it must have been on clearance because it was only $7.99!!! Unfortunately, the picture does not do the papers any justice because many of them have a sparkle to them but the camera does not show it well.

I also decided to dust off these adorable Mice from Penny Black. For the main image I used Floating Dreams then for the image on the bottom I decided to use one of the smaller images from the Critter Party Pack. They are great for accent images.

Here is a close up of the smaller image I used on the bottom.

Image: Penny Black-Floating Dreams & Critter Party clear pack
Paper: DCWV Paper Pack At Home, Bazil CS
Extras: Stampin Up Square Scallop Punch, Nellie Snellin Flower Punches, Brown Pearls, Stickles, Nestibilities, Cuttlebug Corner Die, Dimentionals
Image Colored with Copics: E000,E42,E44,R20,B21,B23,C000,C01,G40

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Relaxing at the Lake-Copic Creations & Cute Card Thursday

Since I already had this set out, the papers out, and everything else out that I used yesterday, I thought I would put this card together. I thought that the image in the boat was pefect for the Copic Creations Challenge which is Reflections & that it would work perfectly with the Cute Card Thursday Sketch this week. I used my mirror image stamp and first stamped the boat which will be my reflection in the water, and then used my stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the image above the water so that I could line it up with the reflection. I then used my versa marker pen and carefully colored in the image that is above the water, put on Clear Embossing Powder and heat embossed so that when I brayered over it, it would not pick up any of the color. I did not do this for the reflection image since it is in the water, it does not have to be crisp & clean. After I brayerd soft sky, & Baja Breeze over the entire image, I sponged on Not Quite Navy to give it a little depth. This was also inspired by a tutorial given by Michelle Zindorf quite some time ago and glad I remembered it.

Image: SU-Summer by the Sea.
Papers: SU: Blueberry Crisp, Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy
Extras: Swirl Die Cut, MS Border Punch, Nellie Snellin Flower Punch, Rhinestones, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Distressed Stripes
Ink for Brayer: Soft Sky, Baja Breeze & Not Quite Navy
Copics: E00, B21,E23, E31,E33,C1,C3 I also pulled out a few of my colored pencils to add a little depth.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Mojo Monday #152

It has been ages upon ages since I've done a Mojo Monday Challenge, and ages upon ages that I did a "normal" size card which is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. Lately I've been doing 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 easel cards. Anyway, thought this sketch was perfect for this image and I so love this retired set from SU and thought it would be perfect for my parents who will be celebrating there 59th Wedding Anniversary next week. I used this image since it reminded me of the days long ago when my father took me and my sister to Jones Beach.

As always, a close up:

Image: Stampin Up: Summer by the Sea
Paper: Stampin Up: Baja Breeze,Sahara Sand & Blueberry Crisp
Ink: Stampin Up: Soft Sky sponged on using a scallop
Extras: Cuttlebug Swirls Embossing Folder, Swirls Die Cut, Light Blue Rhinestones, Ribbon, Dimentionals, Nestibilities, Flower Punches, Frame in back of oval was cut from my Cricut using the Sentimental Cartridge
Image colored with Copics

As always,Thanks for Looking

Simon Says Make a Gift

I love making Post it Note Holders. They are so quick and easy to make and are perfect gifts for anyone because they are so practical. You can take it to work and place it on your desk, put it by your phone at home and just about use it for anything especially jotting down quick notes. They are also reusable so when you run out just glue another post it note in its place.

If you would like to make one, the measurements are as follows:

Cut Cardstock at: 3 1/2" Wide x 7 1/2" long, score at 3 1/2" & 4"
Use a 3 x 3 post it note
Decorate top and Viola very quick post it note:

So here is my take on this weeks Simon Say's Challenge-Make a Gift

Image: Printworks-Pea in a Pod
Paper: Scraps?
Extras: Nestibilities
Image Colored with Copics

As always thanks for looking

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Trick or Treat for Just Magnolia Sketch #68 by Dawny

I know I've been away again for a little more that a week, but at least this time it was for something good. I took my younger son on some college tours down in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC, and also got to do a little sight seeing as well. It was a successful trip in as much as he loved Johns Hopkins and will definately apply and really liked both Georgetown and George Washington Univ so will also apply to those as well. Now he has to start applying for scholarships since those are extremely $$$$, but must admit has started that process as well.

So after all that is said and done, here is my entry for this weeks Just Magnolia Challenge.. Loved the sketch Dawny... great job...

and a close up:

Image: Tilda, Spider Web from Inkadinkadoo & Sentiment from the $1 bin at Michaels
Paper: SU More Mustand, Paper Trey, & Debbie Mumm Harvest & Holiday paper pack
Extras: MS Bat Punch-I punched 6 of them and then stacked them in 3's to make them thicker, Metal Boo I've had for ages, MS Spider Web Punch, Nestibilities, Black Rhinestones, Cuttlebug Embossing Folser Tiny Mosaic, and last but not least Flower Punches.
Copics: Hair/Shoes: C3,C5,C7,C9, Dress: Y15,Y17,Y19, Pumpkin/Hair Bows: YR14,YR16, Face: E00,

Monday, August 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Princess

I followed the sketch over at Just Magnolia and combined it with the Magnolia Down Under challenge which is to make a birthdy card. Well, you can never have enough of those now can you. I made this for my girlfriend who shares the same birthday as my son which is August 17th.

Close up:

Image: Open Gate & Princess Tilda, sentiment computer generated
Paper: All paper from Stampin Up
Extras: MS Border Punch, SU Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, Buttons, Nestibilities, Stickles, Dimentionals
Image colored with Copics: Face: E000,E00,E21,R20, Hair/Shoes: C3,C5,C7,C9 Dress/Flowers: R82,R83,R85, Leaves: YG83,YG95

As always, thanks for looking