Showing posts with label Artful Inkables. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Artful Inkables. Show all posts

Sunday, December 28, 2008

A Butterfly Birthday

Barbara (stampedfilled dreams) was the Featured stamper over on Split Coast today. I chose this beautiful butterfly card of hers to case.
We are supposed to change at least 2 things - I used a different butterfly stamp (by Artful INKables), moved the sentiment (by papertrey Ink) and omitted the ribbon but I used her colors and basic design.I clear embossed the butterfly and watercolored it using reinkers and my aquapainter. I scored a frame around the edge with my Scorpal and then distressed the edges. I love how this butterfly also looks like a leaf.
I sell some of my cards to a couple of gift shops and I try to design them flat for mailing - so I don't use a lot of ribbon unless it's just wrapped around the card with no knots or bows. I did add 3 little half pearls in the bottom left corner to balance the sentiment in the top right.
Stamps: Artful INKables: Butterfly Blessings, Sentiment: Birthday Basics: PTI
Paper: watercolor paper, plum pudding: PTI, basic black: SU
Ink: onyx black versafine, plum pudding: PTI, reinkers - Lavender Lace, Lovely lilca: SU
Accessories: foma dimensionals, word window punch: SU, aquapainter, sticky pearls, clear embossing powder, hot gun, distresser
My niece, Christie, took this family picture on Christmas day at her lovely home using a tripod and timer so we could all be in the picture.

From the back left to right, Nate, Kent & Julia, Josh, Marcia & Bob and Greg. Front Row left to right: April (engaged to Josh), Christie (my niece, married Nate) and Katie (my other niece, engaged to Greg). Kent is my DH, Josh is my DS, and Marcia is my sister (Bob is her DH) - got all that??!!

And these are my canine grandchildren - Roscoe and Daisy Mae - the basset hound children of Josh and April!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend - thanks for dropping by today!

Monday, November 24, 2008

A Gift Card so You Can Buy Coffee

Here is a fun pop up gift card holder that I made for the Try a new Technique challenge on Split Coast. You can see the instructions on making this here in the forums
Basically it's a 4 x 12 piece of paper that you score at 4" and 8" along the 12" side. Fold and crease the scores. Then you fold the middle square in half (that creates the center piece inside) You cut a slit in that fold to slip your gift card into and adhere the 3 edges (not the side with the slit). Then you adhere it to a 4 1/4" square.

I used this fun coffee themed stamp set from Artful INKables called Warm Drinks for Cold Days for my Starbucks Gift card included in the slot inside.I used a word window punch to punch the slot for the card instead of just making a slit with an exacto knife as it instructs in the tutorial. I also added ribbon around it so it could be tied shut - something you might want to omit or at least leave untied if you were mailing it! (too bulky!)This is a really easy and quick gift card holder - perfect for any gift giving event!

If you love this Warm drinks for cold days stamp set - use this code when you order to get 10% off your entire Artful INKables order: save10JA Kristin also sells ribbons by May Arts and fun charms too.

Who do you need to make a gift card holder for??!! I hope you try this out!

I appreciate your coming by today!

Stamps: Warm drinks for cold days: Artful INKables
Paper: Polly Red: PTI, Baja Breeze: SU, DP: Lil Davis Designs-Endless summer
Ink: Dark Chocolate: PTI, Baja Breeze
Accessories: sponge, oval & rectangle nestabilities, prismacolor makers, Silver pen: Creative Memories, foam dimensionals, word window punch, scalloped circle punch, key tag punch: SU, Ribbon Originals Alpine: SU

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Frosty Mugs & Cozy Wishes

I made this card for the Featured Stamper Challenge on Split Coast.

I chose this Merci card from Featured Stamper, ebethneu, to CASE I used different stamps and a different color scheme but I used her nice sketch.


These cute mug-hatted snowmen are from an Artful INKables set called Frosty Mug Mates and the beautiful big snowflake is from a set called Paper Snowflakes. I used the non-traditional snow flake colors in my designer paper to decide what colors to use on my images. I used re-inkers and an aquabrush to color them. I went over a lot of areas with my Spica gold pen for a little sparkle!


You can get 10% off your total Artful INKables order by using this code: save10JA - so jump right over there and get your order in!


thanks for stopping by today!!


Stamps: Artful INKables: Frosty Mug Mates & Paper Snowflakes
Paper: water color paper, Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, Naturals Ivory: SU, DP: Imaginesce - Snowy Jo
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Ruby Red, Soft Sky: SU, onyx Black versafine
Accessories: sponge, aquabrush, snowflake brad, gold Spica Pen, snowflake punch: Martha Stewart, foam dimensionals

Monday, November 17, 2008

A Triangle Medallion Cat and a Shimmery Silver Deer

Oh, my gosh - I am so glad I got this finished! I had a little trouble figuring out how to get this triangle fold medallion together - and I can't tell you how I finally got it done but here it is!!

Phew! and if you would like to give it a try - look here in the Try a New Technique Forum on Split Coast. I used this fun stamp set called The Cats Meow from H & M Stamps and after I attached the cat's head to the center of the triangle folds - I thought it kind of looked like a lion's mane! (sorry the pics not real clear - I couldn't get a good shot of it tonight for some reason).

I used my Nestability Labels One dies for the framing and did a little paper piercing. I used a black Spica pen on kitties nose for a little contrast and shimmer. The ribbon is Papertrey Ink.

I think if I tried this Triangle fold again - right now - I could probably do it faster now that I've done it once! Tomorrow - maybe not!!??

Stamps: The Cats Meow: H&M Stamps
Paper: real red and DP: SU, vintage cream PTI,
Ink: onyx black versafine, real red: SU
Accessories: black Spica pen, paper piercer, grid and mat: SU, nestabilities Labels One, cuttlebug, ribbon: Swiss dots satin Pure Poppy: PTI, foam dimensionals
Techniques: tiangle fold medallion, paper piercing

This second card was made for two challenges - the weekly double dare that I do with some SCS friends and the Our Creative Corner Saturday challenge. Turns out both challenges this week were similar - the Double Dare challenge from Charlene (LilLuvsStampin) was to use Razzle Dazzle on a card - and the OCC was to use a silhouette stamp and some sparkle.So I used this deer silhouette stamp and tree outline stamp - both from Artful INKables - and I used silver embossing powder on the deer and Dazzling Diamonds on the tree and along the ground.

The pretty silver ribbon is from Papertrey Ink and the note card is Amuse.

I think all this shimmer made for a pretty Christmas card - don't you? If you'd like to see the other Double Dare cards look here. and to see the other Our Creative Corner cards look here.

If you want to order any Artful INKable stamps, charms or ribbon today - remember to use the code save10JA and you will save 10% on your total order!!

Thank you so much for coming by today!

Stamps: Peaceful Wishes & Frosty Mug Mates: Artful INKables
Paper: Amuse note card - blue raspberry
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: silver ep, hot gun, dazzling diamonds: SU, perfect medium brush: Ranger, silver ribbon: PTI




Monday, November 10, 2008

Frosty Mug Mates Tree Box

What a fun new technique challenge this week on Split Coast! A Christmas Tree Box. Look here for the template and tutorial.
I used two new sets from Artful INKables to decorate my tree box: Frosty Mug Mates and Paper Snow Flakes and you can get 10% off these stamps and everything else you purchase on Kristin's site by using the code save10JA so be sure to hop over there and save some money while buying those stamps you just have to have!!
This little box actually opens up and you could put some little candy treats inside or some rolled up cash!! It's about 3" tall
I also used bleach on the snowman and tree for my weekly Double Dare Challenge that I do with some SCS friends - Francie G was the hostess this week and using bleach on a card was her challenge to us. The way you do that is first you emboss the image - that sort of 'seals' the edges of the image. I embossed these images using black embossing powder. Then you use a small paint brush and dip it in bleach and 'paint' over the image and it will 'bleach' out the color of the card stock. Be sure to rinse out the brush as soon as you are done so the bleach doesn't eat the bristles! The bleach turned the card stock brown on the Hunter green tree and turned it white on the Baja breeze snowman.

You can see the other bleached challenge cards here.

I used some pretty silver ribbon from Papertrey Ink for my hanger. And I added red dew drops for a touch of color. The images are up on foam dimensionals. Instead of stars on the top (as per the tutorial) - I used showflakes that I cut out. This side view shows how the flakes are attached to each other to form a circle - I put 3 together and just slipped them down the ribbon onto the top of the tree - you have to move them up to open the box.

I hope you try one of these - they are really easy and fun to make!

thanks for coming by to visit today!!

Stamps: Frosty Mug Mates, Paper Snow Flakes: Artful INKables
Paper: Baja breeze, handsome Hunter: SU
Ink: Pacific point: SU
Accessories: bleach, paint brush, versamark embossing pad, not gun black detail EP, dew drops, foam dimensionals, glue dots

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Fun is in the Air!

Here is my card for today's sketch challenge on Split Coast as well as the OCC challenge - 'all about coloring' seen here.I used a fun new stamp set by Artful INKables called Snow Play and colored my image with copics. I don't have many copics yet and don't really know how to use them - but I'm trying and hope to go to a class on them soon. I just love what I see other people doing with them. I think I'm not patient enough to color with skill yet! (I'm always in a rush it seems!)


I used my new Nestability Labels One dies and Martha Stewart snowflake punch.


If you'd like to order any Artful INKable stamps such as this fun new set - use this code to get 10% off your total order save10JA

Also! Please check out the H&M Blog hop here - you can win some fun prizes by participating - deadline is Friday 11/7/08.


Stamps: Snow Play: Artful INKables
Paper: white, ripe avocado: PTI, Real Red: SU, DP: DCWV Christmas Stack
Ink: onyx black Versafine
Accessories: Copics, foam dimensionals, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, word window punch & designer label punch: SU, hole punch,

Artful INKables - Warm Drinks for Cold Days

Just in time for those cold winter days coming - Kristin has released this very fun set called Warm Drinks for Cold Days - it includes this latte image, an espresso machine and drink image as well as a teapot pouring hot tea into a cup. There are also 3 sentiments included. So fun for special cards for all your 'drinking' buddies!!

I made this card for the Featured Stamper challenge at Split Coast this week. I chose this card of Becca Stamps to CASE.

I changed the stamps and colors but used the complete sketch. I've always been meaning to try the oval punch for the tabs and I liked her corner treatment.

The beautiful two toned textured ribbon is just one of the wonderful new ribbons that Kristen is now selling.


Thanks for coming by today ..... I'd love to hear what you think of this new stamp set!

AND - if you use my code save10JA you will save 10% on your total Artful INKables order!




Also! Remember to check out the H&M Blog hop here - you can win some fun prizes by participating - deadline is Friday 11/7/08.


Stamps: Warm Drinks for Cold Days: Artful INKables
Paper: Kraft, Ruby Red, DP: SU, Vintage cream: PTI
Ink: Ruby Red, Choc Chip: SU, Espresso: Adirondack
Accessories: nestability squares, oval punch, foam dimensionals, brass brads, cropadile, two tone textured ribbon: Artful INKables, SU markers, Prismacolor markers,

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Blue Christmas or Green?

This weeks double dare challenge with my SCS friends was from Joanne (sleepyinseattle). We had to make a Christmas card predominantly blue.I used Baja Breeze card stock and ink on my 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 card. The beautiful snowflakes are from a brand new set from Artful INKables called Paper Snowflakes. I just love the wonderful detail on these unique flakes - there's another larger snowflake and second sentiment with this pretty set.


I added the textured blue ribbon to make it look like a wrapped package. I added sticky pearls to the centers of the snowflakes and on the sentiment.


I decided to make a 2nd card while everything was out on my work table but this time I highlighted the green in the designer paper - using a green ribbon and green scalloped circles. I also kept it simpler - not putting on any sentiment (I'll stamp something inside instead) or any adornments like the pearls.


I like both of them! How about you??


If you like these stamps and ribbons - remember to use my code save10JA when you order anything on Kristin's site and you will save 10% on your total order - so hop over and check it out!


If you'd like to see the other 'Blue Christmas' challenge cards check them out here.

Please also check out the H&M Blog hop here - you can win some fun prizes by participating - deadline is Friday 11/7/08.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Stamps: Paper Snowflakes: Artful INKables
Paper: Baja Breeze & DP: SU, White, Ripe Avocado: PTI
Ink: Baja breeze: SU
Accessories: foam dimensionals, two toned textured ribbon: Artful INKables, scallop punch: SU, circle punch, circle nestabilities, sticker pearls

Monday, November 3, 2008

Artful Inkables New Release: Peaceful Wishes

Just in time for the holiday season -Kristin has released this beautiful new stamp set called Peaceful Wishes.I love how you can stamp silhouette stamps right on pretty designer paper and they show off so well. These green and brown dp's are from the Basic Grey Sultry Paper pad. I love how it looks sanded which I think gives great dimension to the card without having to layer or color!

I used all of the stamps in the Peaceful Wishes set on this 5x5 card - the two deer, the framed poinsettia bloom and pine cone, and the wonderful sentiment. The ribbon is a beautiful two toned textured ribbon and is just one of the great ribbons that Kristin is now carrying in her web store so be sure to check the ribbons out too!

I added gold ice stickles to the antlers, the pine cone and the poinsettia to complement the gold trim on the ribbon. I cut the sentiment with my Spellbinders tag die and adhered it with foam dimensionals.

Since it is a larger than standard card (5x5) I made and envelope for it using a template I bought at The Paper Source. I stamped one of the deer on the front lower corner of the envelope.

Thanks for coming by today ..... I'd love to hear what you think of this new stamp set!

AND - remember - if you use my code save10JA you will save 10% on your Artful INKables order!

Remember to check out the H&M Blog hop here - you can win some fun prizes by participating - deadline is Friday 11/7/08.

Stamps: Artful INKables: Peaceful Wishes

Paper: Kraft, basic Black: SU, DP: basic grey Sultry paper pad

Ink: Onyx Black Versafine

Supplies: two toned textured ribbon: Artful Inkables, Spellbinders Tag trio die, gold ice stickles, foam dimensionals.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Just One Word - Treats!

Today's ways to use it challenge on Split Coast was to use 'just one word' on your project and to use at least a touch of pink in honor of cancer awareness week.I made this dog treat bag to sell at my church fair this weekend. I created the word on my label maker and colored Brutus' collar pink (because he really is an old softy under that gruff exterior!)

The dog is by Rubbernecker (I guess his name is really Spike!) and the paw print is from the Top Dog set by Artful INKables.

Remember - you can get 10% off your total Artful INKables order by using my code SAVE10JA when you check out. It's also in the Artful Inkables box in the right column.

I'm off to bed - I'll be at the church fair Friday night and all day Saturday - so I need to get a little rest now if I can!!

Thanks so much for coming by today!

Stamps: dog - Rubbernecker, pawprint - Artful Inkables: Top Dog
Paper: lined bag - Clearbags.com, naturals Ivory & choc chip: SU
Ink: onyx black versafine, dark chocolate: PTI
Accessories: distresser, prismacolor markers, Brother P-touch label maker, dog treats

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A Chocolate Bunny and a Vintage Prints Christmas

Saturday's inspiration challenge on Split Coast was an ETSY webb site by Joom who makes beautiful pillows. I was inspired by this chocolate bunny pillow here:
And this is the card I made.
I used a Martha Stewart lacy punch for the edges and a bunny and flower stamp by Artful INKables. The vase is an oval nestability that I cut the top off, turned around the cut off piece and attached it to the larger piece to create the opening of the vase. I did a lot of sponging and doodling on the edges and all the images are up on foam dimensionals!

You can get 10% off all your purchases at Artful Inkables by using my code SAVE10JA when you check out - so hop on over to see the fun sets and charms Kristin has to offer you!

Stamps: Deer Friends, Pressed Flower Petals, Basic Salutations: Artful INKables
Paper: vintage cream: PTI, close to cocoa: SU
Ink: Onyx black versafine, close to cocoa - SU, Dark Chocolate: PTI
Accessories: lacey border punch: Martha Stewart, Oval Nestability, cuttlebug, Prismacolor markers, foam dimensionals, circle punches

My second card is for the Featured Stamper challenge on Split Coast who this week was Emily (Ink-E) who is just 18 years old. I had not been in her gallery before and found some very lovely cards there! I chose this card of hers to case.

Being in my 'I need to get my Christmas cards done now' mode (!) - I changed the sentiment to a Christmas one and used Holiday Vintage Prints designer paper by Papertrey Ink.
I used my 1.25 inch square punch from Creative Memories to punch the perfect sized squares and attached them to the Vintage Cream card stock from PTI. I stamped the sentiment twice - once in gold pigment ink (Colorbox) then in Pure Poppy (PTI) -cut out the oval sentment part of the poppy one and layered it onto the gold one with a foam dimensional.

Then I wrapped the pure poppy satin ribbon around it placing the cut ends under the sentiment and done! This is nice and thin for mailing too!

Congratulations to Emily on being Featured Stamper today I'm sure she had a wonderful day looking at all the CASE's of her cards!!

Now I'm off to my stamping room to make 10 more of these pretty cards!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Stamps: Cute & Curly: SU
Paper: Vintage Cream, DP: Holiday Vintage Prints: PTI
Ink: Pure Poppy: PTI, Color box pigment ink - Gold
Accessories: foam dimensionals, 1 1/4 inch square punch - creative Memories, curly label punch: SU, Pure Poppy satin ribbon: PTI

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Step into the Forest

First - please check out my blog candy post here - you have until Friday 10/17 to enter!


What a wonderful new technique we learned at Split Coast this week ! I've never done a Stair Step fold card before - have you? If not - I hope you'll try this out!These were Lynn's simple instructions: "Cut your cardstock to the size of 10.5 X 5.0 - if you want to stamp on this, now would be the time to do it. Score your cardstock at 1.25" - 2.5" - 4.25", 6" and at 8.25" Now fold with hills and valleys (accordion style) making sure that the smallest (1.25" fold) is folded down, as this will be the front of your card."


Here's a side view of my card to show the folds.

I made a forest theme card using a set from Artful INKables called Critter Country. I also used several punches - Cosmos flower, oak leaf, and butterfly all by Martha Stewart and the Key Tag punch from Stampin Up for the sentiment. I sponged the flowers and leaves. All the images are up on foam dimensionals.


Isn't this a great way to add a whole new dimension to our cards?!


Remember - you can always get 10% off your Artful INKables order if you use my code SAVE10JA when you check out. The code is always posted in the right hand column on my blog. Kristin has some wonderful new charms available and she's going to be getting some ribbons soon too!


Stamps: Critter Country: Artful INKables
Paper: CLose to Cocoa, Real Red, Marigold Morning, Basic Black: SU, Vintage cream: PTI, DP - Basic Grey: Mellow and Sultry
Ink: Dark Chocolate: PTI, More Mustard: SU
Accessories: 1/4 hole punch, leaf punch, butterfly punch, cosmos punch: Martha Stewart, Key Tag Punch, Horizontal slot punch: SU, sponge, harvest brads: Making Memories, Prismacolor markers

Friday, October 10, 2008

Heavy Metal and Take a Hike!

My first offering to you today is a card for the Limited Supplies Challenge over at Split Coast - Joy in a Jar's instructions were to get back to basics - to only use shiny embellishments like gems, only paper - a bonus for metallic paper - and only scissors or straight cutter - no punches.And I get the bonus points because I used gold and red metallic foil board! I wonder what I can get with my bonus points?!?!? LOL!! I also embossed my leaves with Red Dragon Opaque Embossing powder which is very sparkly. I used Dew Drops as my only embellishment. The ink on the sentiment is Gold Pigment Ink. I colored in the leaves with a Spica gold pen. The sketch is from Amy Rysavy's blog that you can see here:


The leaf branch image is from a set called Autumn's Flowers by Artful INKables. Kristin is offering a free grab bag of stamps to everyone who orders $25 or more so be sure to check it out. This offer expires 10/12/08 so hurry on over!

AND save 10% on your order by using the code SAVE10JA listed in the Artful INKables box in the right column!


Stamps: Autumns Flowers - Artful INKables
Paper: Grafix Metalic Foil Board - red and gold, shimmery White: SU
Ink: Color Box Gold Pigment Ink
Accessories: dew drops, Spica gold pen, Red Dragon Opaque EP, hot gun, foam dimensionals



And now time to take a hike!!! ...... with these fun little back packs that is!!


Tomorrow I'm teaching a workshop at The Papertree in Manchester, NH and we're going to make both of these cuties!

I'll be posting instructions for these so watch for that...

and I'm also posting blog candy on Sunday so be sure to come back and check that out!

Got to go and pack everything up for my class - have a great weekend everyone!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

You are Such A Deer

First I want to let you know that Kristin is having a prize drawing on her blog -

you just have to post a comment on her blog about what Artful Inkable stamp sets you like or how you heard about Artful INKables - she's choosing a winner at noon Monday 10/6 so hurry over and get your comment in!

She's also offering a grab bag of stamps free when you order $25 or more between now and Oct 12th so check it out!! see all the details on her blog posting....

Ok - so now back to my card!........ My card today was made for the Featured Stamper Challenge on Split Coast.

This weeks Featured Stamper was Love Stampin!!!! and I have to say that I have not been in her gallery before - and discovered she has many lovely cards there! I chose this pretty sympathy card of her's to case.

I stayed with the deer theme but used different stamps and made mine a card you'd send to a friend as a thank you or thinking of you card rather than a sympathy card.

I used two recently released stamp sets from Artful INKables called Deer Friends (the deer, chipmunk, and sentiment) and Country Critters (the tall grass, short grass and tree stump) for this card. I used a double sided designer paper for the background. I love double sided DP because you can use the two different sides and you know they coordinate without having to think about it! I thought these colors echoed the forest theme of the stamps.
I masked the deer using Eclipse masking tape - then stamped the stump and grasses. I used Prismacolor markers to color the images. The front grass tufts are up on foam dimensionals as are the image and sentiment panels.
I stamped and colored the cute chipmunk, cut her out and mounted her on the top corner of the sentiment. I added a little paper piercing underneath the sentiment.


Hope you all had a wonderful weekend - back to work tomorrow so I can earn more money to buy more stamps ! LOL!!!

Remember to check out Kritsin's Artful INKables blog here.

AND a reminder to check out my H&M blog candy here. You can enter to win for this until 10/7.

thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Deer Friends, Country Critters: Artful INKables
Paper: Vintage Cream: PTI, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke: SU, DP - Graphic 45, Times Nouveau Collection - Wall flower
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: Prismacolor markers, foam dimensionals, Eclipse masking paper, paper piercer, gathered ribbon, dew drops

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Thank you for Oak Leaves and Acorns

First a reminder to check out my blog candy here. You can enter to win until 10/7.

I made this card for the sketch challenge on Split Coast - here is the sketch Roxie gave us this week:





I used a wonderful fall leaf set from Artful INKables called Autumn's Flowers that I stamped randomly on the panel with Wild Wasabi ink, colored in with Prismacolor markers and then drew over the leaf veins with a Spica gold pen to give it some shimmer.The striped designer paper is from Stampin Up and the ovals designer paper is an Amy Butler by K&Co. I used the Design label punch and 2 oval punches, all from Stampin Up, for the sentiment. Both the sentiment and stamped panel are up on foam dimensionals.What a great sketch this is! This is one that I'm sure to use again.

Remember you can get 10% off your Artful INKables order when you use the code listed in the right hand column of my blog - so be sure to write it down when you hop over to check out the stamps!


Stamps: Autumn's Flowers & Basic Salutations: Artful INKables
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Grey, DP - Striped: SU, Ovals: K&CO Amy Butler Sola Teal Jelly Beans
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: gold spica pen, design label punch, oval punches, prismacolor markers, foam adhesives

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ways to stay warm - A load of wood and a pretty quilt!

I had such fun making this card for two challenges today - the color challenge on Split Coast(thanks Jodi!) was to use Really Rust, Choc Chip, and Baja Breeze and Beverly (Beestamper) was hostess for the Tuesday Double Dare Challenge that I do with a few SCS buddies - and her challenge was to make a masculine theme card with a twig on it!


So after work I went into the back yard and picked up some small fallen branches (that are all over our yard!) and clipped these little pieces off to make a little load of firewood for the cute little pickup! I colored the truck with Really Rust reinker and my aquabrush. The tires and bumpers are colored with black and silver sparkle pens from Martha Stewart. I attached the wood with small glue dots to be sure they would stay on! The background stamping of lines, dots and snowflakes is from an old SU set called Let It Snow.

On the inside I stamped this cozy Christmas greeting from Amuse along with the roaring fire from the Happy Camper set from Stampin Up. I'll be giving this to my sister and brother-in-law for their Christmas card - as they heat their house mostly with wood during the winter, I think they will appreciate the theme of this card!


You can check out the other 'use a twig' challenge cards here.


Stamps: Pickup: Loads of Love, small bg snow: Let it Snow - SU, Special Delivery: Amuse
Paper: Really rust, choc chip, naturals ivory, DP's - SU
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, choc chip, baja breeze
Accessories: twigs, black & silver glitter pens: Martha Stewart, grey threaded ribbon: Amuse, aquabrush, really rust reinker, key tag punch, sponge, glue dots


My next card was made for the Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast this past Saturday. We had all colors of rooms to choose from. I chose this green room where I was inspired by the wall color and the pretty quilt.



I used a new stamp set by Artful INKables called Butterfly Blessings for the swirly floral and the wonderful quote sentiment is from the Autumns Flowers set. I cuttled the panel with the Textile folder and framed the 'quilt' in Kiwi Kiss like the color on the walls.

If you like this set or any other sets from Artful INKables - please remember to use the code on the right column of my blog when you order and you will get 10% off!! what a deal!!

Thanks for the wonderful weekly inspirations Stef - you're really doing your job of inspiring us!!!

And thank YOU for coming by for a visit here today!!

Be sure to stop by tomorrow - I'm participating in a fun blog hop and there are free stamp sets to be won!!

Stamps: Butterfly Blessings & Autumns Flowers: Artful INKables
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Handsome Hunter: SU, white: PTI
Ink: Handsome Hunter: SU
Accessories: foam dimensionals, textile folder, cuttlebug, narrow rectangle nestabilities

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

What's New in Your Neck of the Woods?

That's one of the sentiments included in this cute new set called Critter Country from Kristin over at Artful INKables. Just look at this sweet little fox!
I made this card for the weekly Sketch Challenge at Split Coast - here is the sketch


I just love how this card came out (if I do say so myself !) using this fun designer paper by Cosmo Cricket called Mr. Campy. My picture is a little dark - the problem of always having to stamp after work when it's dark out and trying to use OTT lights! It looks better IRL - so please excuse - someday I'll learn how to take better pictures - when I have a minute!!You can see all 4 of Kristin's new stamp sets here. And you can get a 10% discount on your order by using this code - save10JA So check them out and save some money!

I stamped the grasses randomly on the largest panel with Close to Cocoa Ink. Then I stamped it twice on the front panel and colored them in a little. I stamped my cute little red fox, colored him with Prismacolor markers, cut him out and layered him over the grasses.

The sentiment is cut with the key tag punch from SU and sponged. I punched the leaves and added them to the sides - then mounted the sentiment with foam dimensionals - then I just added 3 dew drops!
Both Jenn and Kristin made cards today using this same set - so be sure to go over to their blogs and check them out! Tell them Julia sent you!

And check out my post below from yesterday to see pics of all of the new Artful INKable stamp sets.

Thanks so much for dropping by today!


Stamps: Critter Country: Artful INKables
Paper: Vintage Cream: PTI, Choc Chip, Close to Cocoa, Kiwi Kiss: SU, DP: Cosmo Cricket - Mr. Campy
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Close to Cocoa, ChocChip: SU
Accessories: Key tag punch: SU, sponge, Prismacolor markers, glue dots, foam dimensionals, Martha Stewart leaf punch, dew drops

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Artuful INKables New Releases & 10% off!

Happy Tuesday everyone! Do you want to see some beautiful and fun new stamp sets! Well - I know you do - me too! How about these?~

Kristin, owner and designer of Artful INKables has just released 4 terrific new stamp sets for the fall. The Ink Girls (Design Team!) have each been assigned certain sets each day to create projects to inspire you.

Today it's me, Terri and Kristin herself and we are showing you Butterfly Blessings. Check out the end of my post to see how you can get a 10% discount when you order!

I made this card for the color challenge on Split Coast. Today we had to use Baja Breeze, very Vanilla and Kiwi Kiss. I also used Lauren Meaders Saturday Sketch. This is a 5.5 x 5.5 card.

Stamps: Butterfly Blessings, Basic Salutations: Artful Inkables
Paper: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss: SU, Vintage Cream: PTI, DP: SU Urban Garden
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: Fiskars scallop punch, foam dimensionals, corner rounder, circle nestabilities, primas, brad, piercing tool and pad, Prismacolor markers, circle punches, dew drop, leaf punch: Martha Steward


I love this butterfly so much - I made another card using it! This card is for the weekly Double Dare Challenge I do with several Split Coast Friends. Itsapassion (Anne) was our hostess this week and she sent us a white doily and this pretty designer paper. Her challenge to us was to use these items somewhere on our card.




So look at this gorgeous butterfly stamp! Isn't it a beauty - I love how it's wings look like leaves don't you?

I sewed the DP to a sage shadow panel and attached that to the cream card. I sponged the doily with Groovy Guava. I colored the butterfly stamp with my Prismacolor markers - cut it out - added wire antennae and attached it to the sage circle with foam dimensionals. Of course I had to add extra Martha Stewart punched butterflies and silver stickles for the shimmer!Fun supplies challenge Anne!

You can check out the other Double Dare cards here.

Stamps: Butterfly Blessings: Artful INKables
Paper: Vintage Cream: PTI, Groovy Guava, Sage Shadow: SU, unknown DP
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: Crystal ice stickles, foam dimensionals, Prismacolor markers, embossing stamp pad, black detail EP, white paper doily, circle punch, circle nestability, sponge, butterfly punch: Martha Stewart, paper piercer & mat, hot gun, black wire, sewing machine


And as an added bonus! if you use this code save10JA when you order - you will receive 10% off your order!

You can see the discount code on my side bar whenever you come visit me here! It will be good to use as long as I'm on the Artful INKables Design Team!

Here are the other fun sets now available. So check them out - and remember to use my discount code save10JA so you can save 10% on your order!!!

All of Kristin's stamps are made of the highest quality, deeply etched, red rubber. Each set will come to you already trimed and mounted on ez mount cling cushion. You just have to mount to them to your clear acrylic block and stamp!

Thanks so much for sticking with this SUPER LONG posting!! I'd love to hear what you think of these new stamp sets!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A Special Silhouette

Today's card was made for the Ways to Use It challenge over on Split Coast - to use a silhouette stamp on your card.I used this pretty blossom from Artful Inkables Silhouette Blossoms set - stamping it with 3 inks - River Rock, Pretty in Pink and Berry Sorbet.I cuttled the designer paper using the Leafy Branch folder but I don't think you can see it in the picture. It gives it a little dimension IRL.

I also cuttled the strip of River Rock with the Swiss Dots folder. The sentiment is from the Mail Box Greetings set from PapertreyInk. I love the two different fonts on it. Inside I stamped a Happy Birthday verse. The flower panel and the sentiment oval are up on foam dimensionals.

I love the look of silhouette stamps. You usually think of silhouettes being in black but you can see how lovely they look when you use colors too!

Thanks so much for coming by today!

Stamps: Silhouette Flowers: Artful INKables, Sentiment: Mail Box Greetings: PTI
Paper: River Rock - SU, White - PTI, DP - Basic Grey: Perhaps
Ink: River Rock, Pretty in Pink: SU, Berry Sorbet: PTI
Accessories: foam dimensionals, cuttlebug, swiss dots & leafy branch folders, oval punch