Friday, July 31, 2009

Simon Says Distress

This was done for the Simon Says Challenge which is to distress. I distressed the doily by stippling it with Creamy Carmel.

Stamp: Whiff of Joy-Willow with Umbrella
Image Colored with Copics
Extras: Nesties, Doily
Paper: Scraps I had

Thanks for looking

Whiff of Joy #41

I haven't done a Whiff of Joy challenge in quite some time, I did this card awhile back and just never posted it becasue I didn't want the receipent to see it before it got to her. Now that I know she received it and it fits the challenge, I decided to post it.

Stamp: Musing Melinda
Pre Cut Card.. I love these and am down to 2...Yikes. I am sure that there is a die cut for if someone knows, please do tell so I can make some more...
Extras: prisma flowers, Swirl die Cut, MS Branch Punch, Self Adhesive Pearls
Image colored with Copics

As always, thanks for looking

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mouse House Challenge #48

This was done for the House Mouse challenge. I decided to use adorable bunnies, well, at least I think they are adorable.

With so many pregnant teachers at work, I might as well get an early start on baby cards. I think we will have 5 out in September, 2 actually due on the same date So I figured I use this when one of them delivers her bundle of joy.

Stamp: Stampabilities-Happy Hoppers-Love Bunny, SU-Sentiment
Extras: Ribbon, Dew drops
Image Colored with Copics:B60 N1, N0, R39, YR000, E34, E31, RV10
Paper: Stampin Up

As always, thanks for stopping by

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Sketchers #62

This was done for the Friday Sketchers. I must say that this card fell together so easily since the image was already colored in. I received this and a few other images as a gift for some awesome blog candy that I won awhile back. As soon as I received these adorable image, I immediately colored them in. It was just a matter of time before I put it to paper, so once I saw this sketch I knew it was time to dig him out and put him to good use.

Image: I think a Lilo-Thanks Tammi
Paper: Basic Grey Mellow & K&Company Recycled Paper,
Extras: Prisma Flowers, MS Branch Punch, Buttons, Corner a cuttlebug die cut,
Image colored with Copics

Thursday, July 23, 2009

House Mouse Challenge 47-White on White

This was done for the House Mouse Challege which was to make a card using white on white. We were only allowed to color our image, everything else had to be white. It was opposite of last weeks challenge which I struggled with. Well, since Carolyn said it was easy, I gave it a try, and it was. I love this stamp, I have used it so many times for so many different occassions, only changing the wording. I also used pre-embossed cards from DCWV which is another one of my favorites for a quick and easy card base.

Stamp: Stampabilities: Amanda Writes, Sentiment from Penny Black
Extras: Nesties, White flowers, MS Branch Punch, Sizzix Die Swirls, Self Adhesive Pearls,
Paper: Paper Trey White
Image Colored with Copics: G20-Wax White, G24-Willow, E33-Sand, YR000-Silk, R000Cherry White, R39-Garnet,B60-Pale Blue Grey

Thanks for looking

Monday, July 20, 2009

Cute Little Turtle

Was just in the mood to make a card today, no rhyme or reason, didn't follow a challenge, just decided to do a card and will put it in my stash for future use. I toled parts of the shell, I am trying to get the hang of toling.. this is my second attempt at it.

Stamps: Whippersnapper Designs-Spring Hat Turtle
Image colored with copics
Paper: BasicGrey:Eva, PaperTrey: White, Plum Pudding, Green was a scrap
Extras: Top Note Die, Self Adhesive Rhinestones

As always, thanks for looking

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Simon Says - Summer Fruit

This was done for the Simon Says Challenge which was to make a card using a summer fruit. Well, I decided to use grapes since grapes are always on my table during the summer months.

Stamp: Stampabilities-House Mouse-Grape Lunch, the cluster of grapes was found at a store going out of business and I think I paid like 75 cents but I don't know who makes it.
Ink: SU: Certainly Celery, Momento-Tuxedo Black
Paper: Basic Grey: Eva, Anna Griffin-SU: Certainly Celery, Old Olive & Delicate Dotes
Extras: Self Adhesive Rhinestones, Nesties, Cuttlebug Embossin Folder, Dimentionals
Copics: N0,N1,E31,E33,E37,E59,E59,YR000,G20,G24B60

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Winter Wonderland #7-Christmas Present

Thanks for the inspiration to get some Christmas cards done each week. I am hoping to get a few more weeks in so that I don't feel the mad rush in Novemeber. So thanks for this wonder challenge.. and once again I enjoyed this challenge so much, I figured since everything was out, why not make two here is my second card for the challege.

Stamp: Whippersnapper: Ellie Elf
Paper: Imaginisce Snowy Jo, Basil CC, Paper Trey White
Extras: Rhinestones, Nesties, Pearls, Ribbon, Prismas,
Image colored with copics

Friday Sketchers #60 & PB Challenge #57 Swirls

This was finished Friday evening, but I decided to wait for Saturday to post it to see what the PB challenge would be. And boy did I luck out, it is swirls, and I placed a swirl on the middle panel. I am sure that won't happen again.

Stamp: Penny Black - Fly Away, SU: Circle of Friendship
Paper: Certain Celery, Whisper White, DSP Delicate Dots
Ink: Momento Black Ink, SU: Old Olive
Extras: Rhinestones, Sizzix Die Cut Swirls, Corner Rounder Punch, 1" Punch & Border Punch

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Simon Says Paper Piece

Can you believe after being absent for so long, I have been able to do 3 challenges this week. Believe me, I need all the relaxing I can get lately and boy does stamping help me relax.

This card was done for the Simon Says Challenge which is to paper piece. I used the same background paper for the glasses and inner tube of the shark, and then stamped it again on real red cutting out the polka dots and then paper pieced those onto the inner tube trying to pick up the red of the background of the fish bowl. It is also one of the few times I have combined my cricut and stamping onto a card. I also stippled the inside of the Fish Bowl to create some sand and water.

This adorable shark is from Whippersnapper Designs and I couldn't wait to ink him up. This card is intended for my son who will turn 19 on Tuesday. Do I really have a son who will be 19. Not sure if I will use it, or give it to my younger son to give him, but he doesn't feel his big brother deserves it.

Stamp: Whippersnapper - Shark, SU-Circle of Friends
Paper: Designer Paper from Anna Griffin Alix Collection, SU papers include Real Red Brillant Blue, and white
Ink: Momento Black Ink, SU-Brillant Blue, Soft Sky, Baja Breeze, Creamy Carmel
Extras: Cricut-Animal Cartridge Fish Bowl cut at 3 1/2", Fish Brads,1" Circle Punch, Jolee's Crab sticker..

Thanks for looking and hope you like it..

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Winter Wonderland-Week #6 Christmas Past

Once I saw this challenge, I knew I had to dig this set out from my closet. I've had it for I think 3 years, and it's never seen ink. So what better time than now to dust it off, ink it up and put it to paper. My inspiration for this card was given to me by bugwat on Splitcoast Stampers, her card was done for a color challenge which you can find here

I had so much fun with this challenge I did 2 Cards..So thanks for letting me get 2 more Christmas cards done...

Stamp: Stampin Up: Christmas Carolers
Paper: Stampin Up: Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Stampin Up: Basic Black
Extras: Ribbon, Snowflakes, White Gel Pen, Rhinestones

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

HM Challenge #45-It Must "Bee" Spring

I know it has been awhile since my last much going on haven't had time to even blog hop, so I apologize for not being able to keep up with everyones lovely creations. I want to thank everyone that have been saying prayers for my BIL, he is still in ICU and getting a little better every day. It has been baby steps, but he's getting a little stronger every day. He's still not breathing on his own but is off dialysis and opened his eyes today for the first time in 2 weeks.

This was done for the House Mouse Challenge which is to choose a season for our inspiration. So for my first House Mouse Challenge I decided to do a Spring card using bee's since bee's always remind me of Spring. I also tried the 3D affect by using last weeks challenge of tole.