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Saturday, April 4, 2009
Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: Doodle Factory Creatures: Starving Artists, Cornish Heritage Farms: Little Guy
Paper: Artist Trading Cards: Hampton Arts, Basic Black: SU, New Leaf, Spring Rain, Berry Sorget, Summer Sunrise: PTI, DP Urban Prairie Basic Grey Paper pad
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, So Saffron: SU
Accessories: gold rhinestone stickers, foam dimensionals, corner punch, oval punch: SU, copics
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
This is 2.5 x 3.5 size - the beach part is a stamp - stamped several times across the card - the sky part I sponged using my home made cloud template and Soft Sky ink. I stamped and cut out the sun and sandcastle - and fashioned the flag out of a red scrap and a toothpick!
I also used my word punch - another thing I've had for a long time and haven't used much. I love how the sentiment fit right inside it!
You can check out the other Double Dare Challenge cards here.
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Stamps: On the Beach - CTMH, Warmest Wishes: So Many Sayings - SU
Paper: ATC card, Naturals Ivory, Real Red, So Saffron: SU
Ink: Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, River Rock, Apricot Appeal
Accessories: hand made cloud template, sponge, dimensionals, toothpick, word punch
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Paper: White: PTI, Choc Chip: SU
Ink: Buckaroo Blue, Choc Chip; SU
Accessories: petite rectangle nestability, glue dots, foam dimensionals, brown ribbon, heart brad: Queen & Co
This cute little onsie is part of another fun set from PapertreyInk called Bitty Baby Blessings and the sentiment is from Favor It Baby. I was totally inspired by Alli Miles cards seen here: I got the cute little hangers on an Ebay store Star Lit Studio seen here.
First I dry embossed the frame using my Nestability rectangle die and Cuttlebug. I stamped the onsie onto the cute designer paper (Vroom, Vroom by Frances Meyer) and cut it out. I attached the little wire hanger to the card using glue dots and layered the onesie over it with foam dimentionals. Then I stamped the sentiment and tiny elephant - colored him in with Prismacolor markers and that's it!
You can see my other ATC's by clicking ATC on my "Look Here to Find" section in the column on the right.
I'm going to make some bigger cards using this same design - I just think they are so adorable don't you!?!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm off to take a hike in the woods with DH and then I have to weed my much neglected gardens!!
Stamps: Bitty Baby Blessings & Favor It Baby: PapertreyInk
Paper: ATC card, Vintage cream:PTI, DP: Vroom Vroom - Frances Meyer
Ink: Onyx black versafine
Supplies: rectangle nestability, cuttlebug, wire hanger: StarLit Studio Ebay store, glue dots, foam dimensionals, Prismacolor markers
Monday, July 21, 2008
Then I attached the ATC to a few more panels and to a card that I embossed with the Cuttlebug Fantasy Floral folder. And this card was for the Split Coast Dare to Get Dirty Challenge from Jody - to use ribbon on your card. You have to be a member of the Fan Club on Split Coast to participate in these Dare to Get Dirty challenges - so if you aren't a member - head on over and sign up and get going on the challenges. They will be happening all week long!
I used this beautiful plum pudding PapertreyInk ribbon over a lovely Anna Griffin designer paper. I stamped and cut out a Verve Visual flower and added stickles to it. The sentiment is cut out and framed with Nestability rectangles. To finish it off - I added dew drops to the centers of some of the embossed flowers.
Stamps: Verve Visual Fancy Florals remixed
Paper: Vintage cream & Plum pudding: PTI, DP: Anna Griffin
Ink: Plum pudding, Lavender Moon: PTI
Accessories: foam dimensionals, dew drops, plum pudding swiss dot satin ribbon: PTI, nestabilities, strawberry ice stickles
And last, but not least! is my card for the Dare to Get Dirty 08 challenge from Laurie - to use vellum on your card.
I chose to sew the vellum over some designer paper and then to stamp and color on the vellum. I love the look of the DP showing softly through. I used a stamp set from Artful INKables called Thought I'd Bug You - and colored the images with my Prismacolor markers. I highlighted the grasshopper with a gold Spica pen so it glitters IRL but it didn't show up on the picture....This is only the 2nd time I've sewn on a card and I felt better about how it came out this time - more even stitches and straighter lines! Practice makes perfect as they say! I cut away the vellum close to the stitching and then distressed the edges of the DP and sponged them with Sage Shadow.
I cut the sentiment shape with my Spellbinder Tag trio die - wove the PTI ribbon through it and attached the ends on the back. The tag is up on foam dimensionals. I added the 3 flower brads on the side.
And just a reminder: Kristin is offering 10% off all her stamp sets over at Artful INKables through July - there's only a couple more weeks - so hop on over to get that set you've had your eye on before the month is over!!
Thanks so much for coming by!
Stamps: Artful Inkables: Thought I'd bug You.
Paper: White: PTI, vellum cs: SU, DP: Foofala
Ink: Dark chocolate: PTI, Sage Shadow: SU
Accessories: sewing machine, white thread, foam dimensionals, flower brads: Making Memories, Spica gold pen, sponge, distresser: Heidi Swapp, Prismacolor makers, Spellbinder ribbon tag, cuttlebug, ribbon: PTI twill Spring Moss
Sunday, June 22, 2008
I have three cards to share with you today - one for the A-Muse-A-Palooza 'make a card with bling' challenge, a card for today's Featured Stamper on Split Coast and an Artist Trading Card.
First up is my Amuse card. This cute striped card is made by Amuse and the stamps I used are from the Clear Nature Set and the Essential Ovals Set. The image and sentiment are up on foam dimensionals.
Stamps: Amuse Clear Nature Set, Amuse Essential Ovals Set
Paper: Amuse Irish Green Note card, white: PTI, Basic Black: SU
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Lettuce Adirondack
Accessories: Orange dew drops, orange peel & blueberry Ice stickles, foam dimensionals, oval punches, nestability square, prismacolor markers: green tea, brittany blue, sky blue light, jasmine
When you case you have to change some things - I changed the colors, made it a rectangle card instead of square, and used different stamps - but I loved the layered flower and sketch so used those ideas on my card today. I made my flower by layering scalloped nestability circles. I sponged the edges and cut in on the sides of each scallop then ruffled the 'petals'. I layered one on to the other with foam dimensionals.
Lately, I've started to stamp a little something on the inside of my cards along with whatever sentiment I put in there. I like the little added interest it gives to the inside of the card. Here's what I stamped on this card.
This card also qualifies for the Pretty in Pink challenge over on Caardvarks - to make a card using pink! You should check out the Caardvark challenges also - more prizes to be won!
Stamps: Sentiment: Penny Black, scroll vine - Basic Grey Figgy Pudding winterland
Paper: pretty in pink, pink pashion: SU, White PTI
Ink: Pink Pashion, onyx black versafine
Accessories: pink grosgrain ribbons, scalloped circle nestabilities, foam dimensionals, sponge, cuttlebug, swiss dots folder, Prima artful leaves, foam dimensionals, ticket corner punch.
And, last but not least, is my little ATC (Artist Trading Card). I make one of these 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 cards each month for a challenge I do with Helen (misshelenstamps)over at Split Coast. Helen hosted this month and the challenge was to use fruit on your card.
I used these cute layered stickers that I picked up at Michaels some time ago - a whole sheet of them for $1! The great scalloped lined designer paper is by Narratives. I also added red stickles to give a little bling - the sentiment and stamped blossoms are from PapertreyInk - Green Thumb set. You can see my other ATC's by clicking on ATC in my idex in the right hand coloumn.
Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Paper: White artist trading card 2 1/2 x 3 1/2, DP - Coral Notebook by Narratives
Ink: Onyx Black versafine
Accessories: Dimensional Fruit stickers by Punch Studios, xmas red stickles
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
The ATC itself is a 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" white card. I added a slightly smaller black panel that I distressed the edges on and had wrapped with a piece of white polka dotted ribbon. I got this ribbon on an order from Flourishes - part of my order was wrapped in tissue paper and they tied this ribbon around it - how fun! So I'm re-using it on this ATC - how convenient that it was in the perfect colors! The stamp is from Tin Can Mail - Inkadinkado . I stamped that on a white panel and cut around the edges with my dekkle edge scissors from Stampin Up. It makes it look like a torn edge. Then I added layered white flowers from Close to My Heart that I had inked with black ink on my finger. I joined the flowers with a jazzy brad and attached it with a glue dot to be sure it was held securely. The last thing was to stamp small circles randomly on the black panel using white Stazon ink. The circle is from PapertreyInk Polkadot Basics. I really like this vintage image - don't you?
Saturday, May 3, 2008
This fun little card (actually it's a big card - 5" x 5" !) was made for todays inspiration challenge - to be inspired by a scrapbook page in honor of National Scrapbooking Day.
I am a scrapbooker - but wasn't too enthused about this challenge - make a card from a page?? Didn't really float my boat if you KWIM? but then I browsed the Split Coast Scrapbooking forums where I have never wandered before and found this fun page by Jennie to be inspired by.
I chose this one because I had this wonderful sheet of DP from Making Memories with the stamp edge that I bought quite some time ago and then couldn't quite figure out how to use it on a card! So here was the perfect opportunity - I thought it would make a good substitute for the round edges on the inspiration page.
I colored my cute little girl from Whipper Snapper Designs that I got from Addicted to Rubber Stamps (one of my FAVORITE stamp websites - they have everything! see my side bar for a direct link to them) with Prismacolor markers and added the fun dotted primas. The sentiment is by PapertreyInk Beautiful Blooms set.
So I ended up really enjoying this challenge! Sometimes when we go where we don't think we want to we find great inspiration!
Stamps: Girl: whippersnapper designs, sentiment: PTI Beautiful blooms
Paper: very vanilla, DP: Making Memories - Hilary Stamp Shape
Ink: Onyx black versafine
Accessories: glue zots, dotted primas, Prismacolor markers: French grey, brittany blue, green tea, terra cota, yellow ochre, SU marker: Blush blossom
Several days ago I mentioned that I would be loading up some ATC's (Artist Trading Cards). Finally got the chance to do it!
I was invited by MissHelenStamps on SCS to participate in a monthly ATC swap with her. I had only made a couple of these cute little 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 cards before during Virtual Stamping Weekend challenges on SCS so I thought this would be fun! Each month one of us decides what the topic will be.
ATC's are a fun way to make a quick card design since there is not a lot of space to cover - and can be used to inspire a larger card at a later date. There are many people that swap these with large groups. Craft stores sell special round racks to hang and display them on. For now - I'm happy swapping with just Helen!
And here is a card I made later using the design from the ATC on the card.
Stamp: Sentiment: My Sentiment's Exactly, shamrock: AiP Vip's, Background - Cornish Heritage Farms. Paper: Green and orange Bazzill, Naturals Ivory Ink: Forest Green Stazon Ribbon: Martha Stewart
This one was to use an animal on your ATC. I used my cute Riley Stamp!
Stamp: Riley- Hanna Stamps, DP - K& Co. card stock: Very Vanilla - SU, Threaded Ribbon: SU, slot punch, dimensionals, Prismacolor markers
We had to use a flower on this ATC. I used the Paper Tole technique layering the pieces over the stamped flower.
Stamp: Measure of Life- SU, Paper: choc chip, pumpkin pie, very vanilla. Su markers, cuttlebug script folder. Ribbon, brads.
I made this Halloween ATC during an SCS Virtual Stamping Weekend for a 'Make An ATC' challenge.
Stamp: Close to my Heart, Prismacolor markers, ticket corner punch, bat eyelets, orange eyelets, stitched ribbon, ticket corner punch. Paper: Black, white.
So there you have the sum of my ATC experience so far! For May - Helen and I are making an ATC using only Black and White colors. I'll post mine after I've made it!
Have a great Saturday - Kent and I are off to the Melrose Symphony tonight with some friends - It's quite a professional group with a really congenial Conducter who always has a joke for the audience sometime during the performance!
Today's thought from Poor Richard's Almanac: "Great beauty, great strength, and great riches are really and truly of no great use; a right heart exceeds all."