Friday, September 24, 2010

Weekly Planner Before & After

Every year, I usually make desk calendars for my family and friends. Making 9 sets of 12 can be stressful. Especially when this year the 9 becomes 11 since my niece and soon to be niece have hinting that they would love a set for there desks as well. However this year, I haven't started that project, and don't know if I will. but hey, the night is still young I can still change my mind and decide to make them and really be stressed So for now, I have made these weekly planners/calendars that I found at the $1 store. They are just perfect for your pocketbook.
So here is the before shot:

Once I took the cover off, I saw I had cardboard to work with, so I used the cover as
a template to cut out the cardstock and then taped it to the planner/calendar decorated the front and viola. Hand made weekly planner.

Here is my finished product:
Image: SCASD-Fashionista
Paper: SU: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Jolly Holiday Blue: Bazil CS
Extras: MS Border Punch, Nellie Snellin Flower Punch, Self-Adhesive Pearls
Copics: E000,E00, C1,C3,C5,C7,R37,R39,RV42, & Silver Sparkle Gel Pen

Thanks for looking

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sketch Saturday #120

This was done for the Sketch Saturday Challenge. As soon as I saw the sketch, the put the papers together which is usually how I start any card, the hardest part was picking out an image. Everything was either too cute and wasn't right for the paper, or too big and overwhelmed the paper. So I started digging in my closet and came up with this. When I first stamped the image, I stamped it on vanila cardstock but it just stood out like a sore thumb, so I used one of the plain pieces of cardstock that came with the pack which matches so much better.

Image: Stampin Up: Natures Silouette
Papers: I think these are DCWV and is a 4 x 6 pack and is flocked, & SU: Basic Black
Extras: Black Rhinestones, Nestibilities, Ribbon
Ink: Momento

Thanks for looking
Hugs Debbie

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Everybody Art Challenge #106-Hand Made Flowers

At Everybody Art Challenge the challenge this week is to make hand made flowers. Well, since I have my new Nellie Snellin Punch which I absolutely adore. I decided to make this for my little niece.

Image: Princess Tilda
Paper: Basic Grey Infuse
Extras: SU: Ticket Corner Punch, Sizzix Flourish Die, Self Adhesive Pearls, Nellie Snellin Flower Punch, Doilie inked with SU True Thyme ink
Coloics: Skin: E000,E00, Hair/Shoes: E35,Y21,YR23, Dress/Socks/Tiara: YG91,YG93,YG95,
As always, thanks for looking

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Autumn Brook & Lakeside Cove

The weather has taken a turn here in New York City. The air has that crispness to it so you know fall is fast approaching. With that in mind, I decided to make this card for my nephew. I find when ever I make a masculine card for my family and friends I reach for my stampscapes. This time, i didn't use my brayer, but used sponges since there were too many fall colors I wanted to use for the trees. Boy, did I get my hands dirty, but in the end it was worth it. They are much more vibrant in person, unfortunately, I couldn't get a good shot..

since I had all my inks out and the stampscapes out and my hands were covered in ink, I made this as well..after all we always need those extra masculine cards...

Stamps: Stampscapes: Autumn Brook, Rocky Peaks (small), Rowboat, Lakeside Cove, Grass
Paper: Stampin Up: Old Olive, Papertrey: Summer Sunrise, Autumn Abundance, Dark Brown CS I think is Bazil.
Extras: Top Note Die, MS Border Punch, Distressed Embossing Folder
Inks: I used both Stampin Up & Adirondack Inks

As always, thanks for looking

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Saturday Sketch & Penny Black

I did this for the Sketch Saturday & Penny Black Challenge Blogs. I followed the sketch over at Sketch Saturday and used the colors Purple, Cream & Brown for the Penny Black challenge. I've had this paper for ages and glad that I was finally able to use it. Years ago, I belonged to a Scrapbook Club, this paper was from one of their monthly kits, I thought the papers were perfect for the Penny Black color theme since it has creams and purples in it. I even shocked myself that I remembered I had

So here goes:

Image: Penny Black: Let's Celebrate
Paper: so old I am clueless to who made them, but it was double sided so the lighter purple was used for the strip accross the middle and for the flowers
Extras: Sizzix Flourish Swirl, Rhinestones, MS border Punch, Self Adhesive Rhinestones. MS Branch Punch, Nellie Snellin Flower Punch.
Copics: E000,E00,R20,E31,E33,E35,V12,V15,V17,Y21,Y17,

As always, thanks for looking

Thursday, September 2, 2010


This card took me all day, Guess because I tried combining more than 2 challenges into one card. I have a hard time with 2 so what possessed me to try to combine 4 is a mystery to me..I had to step away from it several times moving this moving that and I'm still not happy with the final result. So, I don't think I'll do that again. But I did get 3 out of the 4 on the card...It's was the lace that stumped me for the Simon Says challenge..So after all that is said and done, here is my take on the challenges

This fits the following challenges:
7 Kids College Fund: image from their store, 2 DP's 3 flowers, Sparkle (on leaves and present)
Copic Creations: Folds or Pleats
Everybody Art Challenge which is the sketch I followed...

Image: Magnolia: Unwrapped Tilda
Papers: Stampin Up: Jolly Holiday, Cherry Cobbler Old Olive
Extras: Prisma Pointsettas with Nellie Snellin's over them, Cuttlebug lattice die cut, Sizzix Flourish Die Cut, Self adhesive pearls, Nestibilities, Ticket Corner Punch, Oval, Punch dimentionals, Sizzix embossing folder from SU: Petals a Plenty
Image Colored with Copics: E000,E00,E21,C1,C3,C5,C7,YR91,YR93,YR95,B91,B93

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

MoJo Monday #154 - Pony Express

This is my take on this weeks Mojo Monday Challenge, and no blues... but i love these papers as much as the Blueberry i am sure you will be seeing them again and again.

Image: Whipper Snapper- Pony Express
Papers: Stampin Up: Jolly Holiday, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Extras: Stampin Up Punches-Photo Corner, 1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/8" circle, 1 3/4" Scallop, Buttons, Pearls, Making Memories Ribbon, Dimentionals, 7 Nestibilities
Copics: E42,E44,C1,C3,C5,C7,R39,YG93,YG95

As always, thanks for looking..