Showing posts with label Paperpiercing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paperpiercing. Show all posts

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Hugs & Kisses Silhouette

Jovial Judi was the Featured Stamper on Split Coast last week whoo hoo Judi! Big congratulations!

I chose her Allergo sketch card to CASE because I was drawn to the silhouette stamp and the layout of the card. You have to change things when you CASE a card - so I used different colors and stamps, added a sentiment and butterfly.

My stamps are all from Rubbernecker Stamps - a lovely set called Floral Silhouette #467 and a background stamp called Bed of Roses

I added sticky pearls to the flowers, butterfly and sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

We've got a Waltzingmouse DT blog hop tomorrow - the day of Claire's release of 3 super stamp sets - Labels Three, Roses and Nestie Eggs. You will have the chance to win 2 stamp sets by leaving comments so be sure to stop by and check it out !

ETA: Blog hop will start at 2 pm EST Monday

Claire , Belinda and Jennifer have sneak peeks today!

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Floral Silhouette Set 467, Bed of Roses bg stamp
Paper: white, plum pudding -PTI
Ink: Plum pudding - PTI
Accessories: circle punch, butterfly punch - SU, paper piercer, sponge, satin ribbon - PTI, rhinestone stickers, foam dimensionals, glue dots

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Saw It, Loved It, Bought It!

The Featured Stamper on Split Coast this week was Hamilton Gal - Laurie is always in the galleries commenting on folks cards and this week we get to pick one of her beauties to CASE! (if you click on the picture you can read the sentiment better!)

I chose this masculine sympathy card . I changed the colors, used different stamps and made it a happy shopping card!

I used the pinking circle nestabilities to frame my circles - I love the PUNCH it adds! I paper pierced the circles and white embossed the images. Then added a little bling around the sentiment which says "Saw It, Loved It, Bought It!"

The stamps are Fashion Icon #455 from Rubbernecker Stamps and they are SO fun! check out the shoes, bags and hats!

Anyone up for going to the Mall?!?!?
Fun alert!!!!: what are you doin' on Monday 2/22??? How about joining in on the Waltzingmouse Customer Blog hop!!! check it out here or on my side bar (click on the picture).
AND - Claire has just added Tempting Templates to her store - whoo hoo!!! - the first being a wonderful Easter Basket that can be made short or tall - it's just the sweetest thing! and the best thing is that you order it and 'bing' you have it right away as a download and can start creating!!

Stamps: Rubbernecker stamps - Fashion Icon Set #455
Paper: cream bazzill, raspberry Fizz - PTI, Basic Black - SU
Accessories: white ep, hot gun, PTI ribbon, rhinestone stickers - Michaels, circle punch, pinking circles nestabilities, paper piercer

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Three from the Farm

The Greeting Farm that is - here are 3 more cards I made for their fun CHA Relay Challenge. So many people participated in their challenges this week that their site kept crashing - so they had to stop before the week was over!
Starting last Sunday they gave you a free digi image - and you had to load your card to their Galleria by 6 pm the next day in order to get the next day's digi image free! You can see my Day 1 card using Mer Ian here. The card above is from Day 2 - using Digi Charlotte - isn't she a cute little Chica?!?
Stamps: Digi Image Charlotte - The Greeting Farm
Paper: Purple & Orange Bazzill, white- PTI
Accessories: Zva Crystals, oval nestabilities, Ornare piercing tamplate, Sakura Black glaze pen, Copics: Y24, YR04, Y13, Y00, V04, V06, V09, E33, bridal confetti flowers- Michaels
Day three was digi Toby Cub - how cute is this little guy?!

Stamps: digi image The Greeting farm, sentiment - Bitty Baby Blessings - PTI
Paper: PTI
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Accessories: ribbon- PTI, dew drops,copics, foam dimensionals, circle nestabilities

And Day 4 -what turns out to be the last day - we got Prince Ian check here to get your own!

I used the Sketch from Split Coast - which I turned on it's side. The pretty hearts, sentiment and bow and arrow are from the Sweet Hearts set by Waltzingmouse Stamps
Here's what I stamped on the inside.
I'm so sad the challenges ended early - now what will I do!?!?! LOL!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: Sweet Hearts - Waltzingmouse Stamps, Prince Ian - Digi image/The Greeting Farm
Paper: white - PTI, Bazzill Purple, DP - Amuse
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Plum Pudding - PTI, Tea Dye Distress Ink - Ranger
Accessories: sponge, foam dimensionals, Plum pudding ribbon - PTI, dew drop, heart punches - EK Success, Clear spica pen, edge distresser - Heidi Swapp, Copics - YG06, YG63, V06, V09, E34, E13, E37, E00, R20

Friday, January 8, 2010

Embrace Your "New" Dreams


As promised - here is a card using some of my new Rubbernecker stamps - my first as a member of the Design Team! Whoo Hoo!!!

The Ways to Use it Challenge on Split Coast was to use something new - how convenient!?! On this card I used the background Bed of Roses, the bird branch and one of the sentiments (Embrace Your Dreams) from the Floral Silhouettes set.
My sketch is this weeks MojoMonday (on it's side)and I chose my colors and stamps based on the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger
I clear embossed the background and the bird on the branch after stamping them with Memento Desert Sand ink so they would show up against the textured Bazzill card stock.

I layered a piece of vintage lace over some magic mesh and I dry embossed the mustard panel with the forest branches cuttlebug folder. To finish up - I did some random paper piercing and added a few dew drops as well as the sentiment piece.
You can see the sentiment stamping better IRL - I stamped it with Potters Clay ink that kind of blends in -but I tried it in black and it was too stark looking with all the soft tans going on here.
Thanks so much for dropping by today! It's FRIDAY!!! What's up for your weekend?

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Bed of Roses, Outdoors bird branch, Sentiment from Floral Silhouettes
Paper: Bazzill cream and mustard
Ink: Memento Desert Sand & Potters Clay
Accessories: hot gun, clear EP, glue dots, foam dimensionals, modern label punch - SU, scor tape, magic mesh, Zutter Corner rounder, vintage lace from my stash, paper piercer, circle nestabilities, dew drops, forest branches cuttlebug folder, paper piercer

Saturday, November 21, 2009

A Tagged Button Birthday!

Today's Inspiration Challenge on Split Coast was a web site of covered buttons called Aimoobaroo. What fun buttons she has!!! I was inspired by the tag set above and created this birthday card tag.
I wanted to use this cute cardinal stamp because this b'day card is being sent to my stamping friend Anne's mum and she loves cardinals! The tag is a Spellbinders die. I used linen vellum card stock from Papertry Ink for the 'buttons' as I thought it mimicked the look of the cloth. The birds are colored with copics.
This also fits last Tuesday's Teapot challenge to use a cardinal on your card.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I have to pop this card in the mail quick as Evelyn's b'day is Thanksgiving day and I want to be sure it arrives in time!
Stamps: cardinal: Stampendous, Sentiment - Everyday Classics - PTI
Paper: Kraft, Linen Vellum: PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Chai - PTI
Accessories: metal heart, circle punch, dew drops, gingham ribbon, heart eyelet, Cropadial, foam dimensionals, clue dots, paper piercer, scalloped tags - Spellbinders

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Did You Lose Your Mittens???

I made this card for the Ways to Use it challenge on Split Coast which was - faux textures. For my textures I embossed in white, layered the mittens, had faux stitches (stamped on the mittens!) and I paper pierced around the edge.

These cute little mittens (you lost your mittens? - you naughty kittens - sorry I had a flashback to my childhood!) and snowflakes are from the Sewing Box Christmas set by Waltzingmouse Stamps

I appreciate your coming by today! Hope you haven't lost YOUR mittens! Winter's coming!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Sewing Box Christmas
Paper: White, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel - PTI
Ink: versamark Watermark embossing ink pad
Accessories: zutter corner rounder, glue dots, foam dimensionals, paper piercer, pad and graph - SU, dew drops, white EP, hot gun, sentiment punch- SU

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop - A Quilted Summer

I'm so excited to be participating in the Papertrey Blog Hop this month! A first for me! We had to create a card or project inspired by the lazy days of summer and show a picture of where our inspiration came from.

Well - this picture from the Pottery Barn July 2009 catalogue really caught my eye. It reminded me of my childhood summers when my parents would let my sister and me sleep on our screened in porch where it was cooler at night. Of course we had camp cots and sleeping bags... but it was the same cozy feeling as these wonderful quilts.
And here are four 'quilt' cards that I created from this inspiration.
I wanted to share with you a little bit of how I put these together. First I made a full sheet of 'quilt' using the Guide Lines paper and Guide Lines Two stamp set and many different colors of Papertrey Ink.! I stamped each design 14 times in the same color randomly around the blocks until the page was filled.
Then I cut them up into rectangles so they were like little quilts. I got 4 out of the sheet so I made 4 cards! I wanted them to be a little antique looking so I used the Camomile tea dye ink on the edges and then daubed it all over each "quilt". Here you can hopefully see them plain, edged, and daubed all over. I also cut around the edges with deckled edge scissors.
Here is a close up of each card. I ran each 'quilt' through my crimper and I used a corner rounder punch on the Bitty Dots designer paper behind each quilt. I pierced around the edges of the Rustic Cream card stock. I went over the grid lines with a light gray Copic to give each square a little definition. The sentiments are from Quilter's Sampler and Quilter's Sampler Sentiments.

These are all very Mish Wooderson-esque dont you think??? Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: PTI: Guide Lines Two, Quilters Sampler Sentiments, Quilters Sampler
Paper: PTI: Lavender Moon, Rustic Cream, Guide Lines, DP Bitty Dots Basics.
Ink: PTI: Hibiscus, Ocean Tides, Summer Sunrise, Plum Pudding, Spring Rain, Lemon Tart, Berry Sorbet, Aqua Mist, Raspberry Fizz, Tsukeniko: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: McGill: heart punch, Spellbinders: Deckled mega rectangle Nestabilities, SU: Deckled edge scissors, piercing tool, pad and grid, Fiskars: Crimper, PTI: Dotted swiss satin ribbons - Summer Sunrise, Lavender Moon, Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet, Copics: C1, Zutter: 1/4" corner rounder,

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Everything Beautiful

Mercy (mkstampin74) was the featured stamper on Split Coast this week - I've been in her gallery alot and it was difficult to chose just one card! I finally decided on this pretty card to CASE. I changed the colors and the stamp used and framed my verse with nestabilities - but other than that it's pretty much the same - I love how she used the top note on her card.

I just love the new Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday papers - this one I used with the Top Note die is called Wednesday. The Bible verse is a stamp from the Scripture Collection I from Our Daily Bread.


I've been really busy this week preparing materials for two classes I'm teaching at The Papertree in Manchester, NH this Saturday so I haven't been posting much! Never enough hours in the day for all I want to do!!

Stamps: Our Daily Bread: Scripture Collection I
Paper: YoYo Yellow: SU, Ocean tides, PTI, DP Cosmo cricket girl friday/wednesday, My Minds Eye Bloom Grow/lots of dots
Ink: Ocean tides: PTI
Accessories: paper piercer, grid and mat: SU, narrow rectangle nestabilities, top note die: SU, summer sunrise satin ribbon: PTI

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Take Time for Tea

First - just let me say that the pink paper on this photo is MUCH brighter in this photo than IRL - the hazzards of taking pictures at night - which I always have to do since I have to make my cards after work - IRL this looks very calm and serene with just a little punch from the pink! Maybe I need to invest in a new camera - mine is several years old now. I'll have to stop buying stamps for a while so I can afford it - Yikes!

So after that disclaimer - I made this card for today's sketch challenge on Split Coast as well as the weekly Doubledog Dare Challenge I do with some SCS friends.

Charlene (LilLuvsStampin on SCS) challenged us to use paper piecing, paper piercing and the colors Kraft, Rose, Black and Sage (optional) After I got this all done and posted I suddenly thought I'm not sure if stamping the teapot on designer paper and cutting it out counts as paper piecing - it's all one piece. AACCH!!! Hopefully it will pass and the challenge police won't disqualify me !! LOL!!

I used the wonderful Tea for Two set from Papertrey for this card although the little teabag stamped on the pot (isn't it sweet!?! it has a little heart on it - I think if you click on the picture you can see it enlarged and get a better view) is from the Everyday Classics set that was given free to people who ordered a certain amount from PTI last year.

You're welcome to join in on the Doubledog challenges - just use the Keyword DDC when you load your card on Splitcoast so we can see it! You can see all the Doubledog cards here.

Stamps: Tea for Two, Everyday Classics: PTI
Paper: Kraft, Sage Shadow: SU, DP Text style 2008 Bitty Dot Basics: PTI
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Accessories: paper piercer, grid and mat: SU, foam dimensionals, heart punch: McGill, glue pen, xacto knife

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tee for my Sister

Don't you love this little tee shirt stamp??? I got this set from Gina K - over a year ago I think - and this is the first time I've inked it up - so you can see that I'm still working on my New Year's resolution - to USE MY STAMPS!! not just admire them on my shelves!!!

I used today's sketch challenge on Split Coast for my card design and the Doubledog Dare Challenge from Joan Ervin this week was to make a Mother's Day card with an article of clothing on it.

This card will be for my sister, Marcia - since we lost our dear mother, Margaret, 7 years ago (at the ripe old age of 89 - so she had a good long life! - love you mum!) and obviously the Tee shirt stamp is my article of clothing. The sentiments are Papertrey Ink from the Women of Life set. I just got my Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday paper today - so I whipped it right out to use on this card.

I did a little piercing on the scalloped circle and added some bling from Amuse to the shirt - what's a T shirt without bling?!?!? LOL!

You are cordially invited to join along in our Doubledog Dare weekly challenges - just use the Keyword DDC when you load your card in your Split Coast gallery. You can see all the Doubledog Dare cards here.

I'm rushing off again tonight - I haven't been getting to bed until midnight the last few nights - and when you have to get up at 5:30 am for work - that's not good (!) - so I'm trying to get to bed by 10:30 tonight - we'll see if I make it!

Stamps: Gina K: Little Tee's, Women of Life: PTI
Paper: Vintage cream: PTI, Kiwi Kiss: SU, DP Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday - Sunday
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukeniko, Ocean Tides: PTI
Accessories: Foam dimensionals, cuttlebug, Stylized flowers folder, ocean tides twill ribbon : PTI, scallop circle punch, SU, Scalloped edge punch: EK success, red brad, paper piercer

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Ninety & 100

2nd ETA: I did add the E to Ninety on my card - I guess I had a brain slip when I was stamping out the letters!!! It looks much better with the E! Duh.....

Wow - it's so good to be back stamping! Did you miss me???!!! Or maybe you didn't realize I was gone for a few days?!?! LOL!

Well - my cards today were made with 2 purposes in mind. First- I wanted to do the Featured Stamper challenge at Splitcoast. Today's FS was Kathy (Wattle) and I chose this card of her's to case. I changed the colors (made mine feminine) and used Labels One for my framings, and made it square.

I read on Amy Tsuruta 's blog about her friend Amy in Canada - who is trying to gather cards for two ladies she knows. Bea is turning 100 years old in Sept and the Mary is turning 90 in Nov and she wants to gather 100 and 90 cards respectively. So I thought I'd help her along by sending one for each lady. The card I chose today in Kathy's gallery gave me the push to get my cards done!

I've had the Headline Alphabet Stamps from Stampin Up (retired) for ever - and I think I've only used them once before - so I was glad to have a reason to ink them up. And I added pearls to the corners because every young lady needs to have her pearls on for her birthday - don't you agree!?!? ETA: I thought that you could spell 90 either ninty or ninety - and I left off the 'e' for spacing issues - but in looking at it - it now seems like I should add the 'e'! what do you think? I can change it before I mail it!!!

If you'd like to make cards for Bea and Mary too please send me an e-mail [email protected] and I'll be happy to e-mail you Amy's address for you to send them to.

DH and I went kayaking in the surprising 80 degree weather here today! We just got our kayaks at LL Bean a couple of weeks ago and were excited to be able to use them so early in the season. We have a little river that goes through our town so we just had to travel about a mile from our house to get in a nice ride today. Here is a pic of DH Kent that I took from my kayak - I had my camera in a special waterproof bag and took the pic right through the bag! ... so it's not as clear as it would be normally - but I think it came out pretty good considering!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: Headline Alphabet: SU, Mega Mixed Messages: PTI

Paper: White, Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding: PTI, DP Wisteria Basic Grey

Ink: Eggplant Adirondack, Lavender Moon: PTI

Accessories: Narrow rectangle Nestabilities, labels One Nestabilities, Paper Piercer, Textile Cuttlebug folder, cuttlebug, foam dimensionals, Crystal Sticker Pearls, Lavender Moon Luxe Satin Ribbon - PTI

Friday, April 3, 2009

A Frosted Birthday and a Fried Egg!

My first card uses Julee's Monday Mojo sketch and the colors from the color throwdown challenge - to use pink, turquoise and orange. This cute cupcake and sentiment are from a new stamp set from H&M Stamps called Cupcake Wishes. I added a little scoring along the top of the card with my Scor Pal and used an Ornare template for the piercing.

Stamps: Cupcake Wishes: H&M Stamps
Paper: white: PTI, tangerine tango, tempting turquoise, cameo coral: SU, DP Urban Prairie Basic Grey, Imaginisce twitterpated
Ink: True Black: PTI, taken with teal: SU
Accessories: foam dimensionals, pacific point ribbon: SU, paper ppiercer, Ornare Stencil, dew drops, key tag punch: SU, scor pal


My second card was made for the limited supply challenge on Split Coast - to use 1 color card stock (ok to use neutrals too) use 2 patterned papers and use 3 embellishments.

I used Taylor's Sketch and I stamped an egg on my card which was Sharon's no time to stamp challenge. These fun stamps are from Two Scoops Rice Designs. I used gems, paper piercing and ribbon as my embellishments.

Stamps: Breakfast Set: Two Scoops Rice Designs
Paper: white, summer sunrise: PTI, basic black: SU, DP 2008 Bitty Dot basics: PTI
Ink: true black: PTI
Accessories: circle punches, foam dimensionals, dotted ribbon: PTI, paper piercer, gemstones: Hero Arts, copics

Monday, March 2, 2009

In Everything Give Thanks - Eggspecially for You

An appropriate title for the season of Lent I think (the first part that is!) - a good reminder for us all. The featured stamper on Split Coast this week was Kelly H who has some beautiful cards in her gallery - I finally decided on this card to CASE. And here is the card I created:


I loved the white embossing on her card - but I don't have the stamp set she used (can you believe there is a stamp I don't have???! Shocking - I know!! LOL!!) - so I substituted the Bird Call cuttlebug folder which has similar lines. First I inked the inside of the front of the folder with First Snow Ink by Papertrey - put the card stock in the folder and ran it through the cuttlebug. I love the look that this technique gives. I cleaned off my folder immediately after embossing.


I added a second blue shade of color to my card by using the Blue Bayou for the Bible Verse (Verve Visual) and the framing of the cuttled panel. I did emboss the sentiment using Versamark embossing ink and white embossing powder. The butterfly was punched out of Glitter card stock using a Martha Stewart punch. I attached it to the card with a glue dot. I really like how the cuttled panel came out on this using the ink.


Stamps: Verve Visual - Pray without ceasing
Paper: White: PTI, baja breeze, blue bayou: SU, Solid Glitter White: Provo
Ink: Fresh Snow: PTI, Versamark Embossing Ink
Accessories: White EP, foam dimensionals, butterfly punch - Martha Stewart, Bird Call Cuttlebug folder, cuttlebug, Fresh Snow Satin ribbon: PTI, hot gun

Today's Clean and Simple (CAS) challenge on Split Coast was to use piercing or drawn dots on your card to highlight the image.In keeping with the 'less is more' idea of Clean and Simple cards - I simply stamped this egg on a white square, mounted it to a plum pudding square (I know - it looks black in the picture - the trials of night time photo shooting!) mounted that to the card - stamped the sentiment underneath the image and then used my Stampin Up grid, mat and piercer to add the lines of piercing. The card looks simple - but I went through 3 colors and 3 different stamps before I got the combination that looked good to me!! And I do like how the piercing looks on this!

This pretty egg and coordinating sentiment are from a new H&M Stamp Set called Eggstraspecial. It's one of Heather's 3 new sets so be sure to check it out!

We had about 7" of new snow today - mostly during morning commute - oh joy!

Thanks so much for coming by!

Stamps: Eggstra Special: H&M Stamps
Paper: white, Plum Pudding: PTI
Ink: Plum Pudding: PTI
Accessories: paper piercer, grid, mat: SU, creative memories square punch

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Olive You - Artful INKable Sneak Peek #4 and a Challenge!

I'm so excited to show you this beautiful stamp from the Olive You stamp set from Artful INKables that will be released along with 3 other fun new sets tomorrow!

This card is my Sneak Peek #4 as well as my Design Team Challenge card - to use some kind of beverage stamp on a card. (see how you can join in on this challenge at the end of my post!)


The Olive You comes with 4 images and 4 sentiments. Today I'm highlighting this lovely bottle of 100% Virgin Olive Oil (as the medallion on it's neck says) nestled in an olive branch along with the Bon Appetite sentiment! This stamp would be so fun on the cover of a recipe book or a recipe card that uses olives or olive oil!

All of Kristin's stamps are deeply etched red rubber and stamp beautifully! They are already cut and mounted on cling foam and come in a clear CD package - ready for you to pop them on you acrylic block and start using!


I started by cutting two panels of the pretty Basic Grey designer paper and layering them onto green textured paper by Bazzill. Then I stitched around the edges with my sewing maching. I sponged all the edges with Old Olive ink (how appropriate!) and distressed them and attached the panels to my white card.

I stamped the image on white card stock and cut it out using my oval nestabilities and Cuttlebug. Then I had fun coloring it in with my Prismacolor markers. I paper pierced the top 3/4's of the oval.

I punched on either side with my slit punch and wove the ribbon behind the image and around the panel.

Then I stamped the sentiment on a white scrap, punched it with my oval punch and mounted it on a rectangle of Bazzill Green. I attached it to the card with foam dimensionals.


I really like how this came out with the colors and designer paper - it makes me think of a cafe in Greece where they might have this bottle on the table during meals!

Now the fun part! Our challenge for you today is to join the Design Team and make a card using some sort of a beverage stamp - it can be anything - coffee, tea, an alcoholic drink - post your card in your Split Coast gallery and use the keyword ARTINK so we can all see the cards for this challenge. If you don't post on SCS - link your card on the Artful INKables Blog here. We can't wait to see your creation!

So thanks for checking out my final sneak peek! Now I hope you'll click below to check the other Ink Girl's blogs below to see what stamps from this set they used today!





And remember these four wonderful Sneak Peek stamp sets all of us Ink Girls have been showing since Sunday will be available to purchase tomorrow at Artful INKables so be sure to check them out!

Stamps: Olive You - ArtfulInkables
Paper: Bazzill Green, White- papertreyink, DP - Basic Grey: Dasher
Ink: Onyx black versafine, Old Olive - SU
Supplies: oval punch, distresser - Heidy Swapp, prismacolor markers - sky blue light, bronze, oatmeal, cinnamon toast, walnut, olive, dark brown, green tea, oval Nestabilities, sewing machine, slit punch - SU, paper piercer, sponge, olive grosgrain ribbon - Michaels

Sunday, July 20, 2008

A Butterfly - a Country Home - and an Anniversary Celebration!

Susiestampalot was the Featured Stamper today on Split Coast and I chose this lovely card of hers to CASE. Things I changed: I made mine a full card rather than an Artist Trading Card, used a butterfly instead of a flower and changed the colors - but I liked her layout and used that.
I stamped the butterfly on the card stock as well as on a piece of designer paper. I cut it out of the DP and attached it over the stamping - bending up the wings. I pierced the flight pattern added the colorful Basic Grey designer paper and ric rac on the bottom half.
Stamps: Verve Visual: fluttering by
Paper: white: PTI, buckeroo blue: SU, DP: basic grey - Cupcake
Ink: Buckaroo Blue: SU, onyx black versafine
Accessories: paper piercer, ric rac, bling


My second card is from the Inspiration Challenge on Split Coast. I love the inspiration pieces - country folk art by Kay Lamb Shannon shown to us by Anne (itsapassion) who guest hosted the challenge. I chose this fun thrift shop picture to be inspired by.

And here is my card.


As you can see - I had the close to perfect stamp for it - one I've had for some time and never inked yet (how many of those do we all have!!!???). It is an unmounted stamp and unfortunately I didn't write the name of the company on the stamp so I forget where I got it! Edited: I got the stamp at Alotastamps - a fellow SCS'er let me know she saw it there!! thanks I should have realized that - they have a lot of super fun stamps!


There are so many fun details on this stamp which is pretty big - it took up the full 4.25x5.5 card here. The 2nd story shutters have little hearts cut into them and a couple of flower pots sitting on them!
The polka dotted curtains and field stone foundation add to the homey look. I made the clouds using a home made cloud template (from a punched scallop circle - then sponged over the edge and kept moving the template up) you can see how I make clouds on this post - and the grass is stamped.



I stamped the 'welcome', punched it out with my oval punch, sponged the edges - went over the word with a gray Prismacolor marker and mounted it with foam dimensionals.



DH, Kent, and I were up at Bailey's Island - off of Portland, Maine - this weekend attending a 60th wedding anniversary of his cousins parents. They live in a beautiful spot overlooking the ocean for 4 months of the year - here are some pictures of our day there.

There are 3 cottages on their property - this is the largest one where they live - their children or guests stay in the other 2 when they visit.


This is the view of the ocean from their cottage.


This is a piece of artwork on the property - they have things like this in several locations!

This is the view from the lower cottage - right on the ocean!


And here is the bride - Joanne - standing - and her husband Walter, seated to the right. The dinner was actually held in a 'still being built' garage on the property - being the only room large enough to hold about 18 people! It was a lovely place to celebrate a momentous occasion with family and good food!

Stamps: cottage: Alotastamps, grass: sutton enterprises, welcome: warm wishes SU
Paper: White PTI
Ink: onyx black versafine, soft sky , Meadow: Adirondack
Accessories: Prismacolor markers, oval punch, sponge, hand made cloud template, dimensionals

Saturday, July 12, 2008

A Yummy Inspired Thank You

Today's Inspiration Challenge on Split Coast was a fun sampling of Cupcake wedding cakes - I chose the blue one here as inspiration.
I immediately thought of PapertreyInk's Out on a Limb set and used that for my branch - I used Adirondack ink for the branch and Color Box Chalk inks for the flowers and buds as they are nice and juicy inks and stamp brightly. I cut the panels with petite rectangles Nestabilities and both panels are mounted on foam dimensionals. I used my cuttlebug to emboss the background with Distressed Stripes and finished up with the ribbon and pierced corners!

Now I'm off to do some errands, water the gardens and maybe sit in the sun a minute!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Out on a Limb, Out on a Limb Sentiments
Paper: Creamy caramel, blue bayou, bashful blue: SU
Ink: Espresso - Adirondack, Yellow Ochre & Rouge: Color box chalk inks, onyx black versafine
Accessories: paper piercer, cuttlebug, distressed stripes folder, petite rectangle nestabilities, foam dimensionals, pink grosgrain ribbon : Offray
Techniques: dry embossing

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Sunrise - Sunset

I made this card for the sketch challenge at Split Coast using a tutorial from Michele Zindorf for my main panel - Michelle is a wonderful card artist who always sponges and brayers color onto her beautiful scenes - and she does a tutorial every day on her blog so that you too can make a card like hers! ...... and my card is proof of that!

Here is the sketch we had to use for the challenge.

I sponged all the colors rather than using the brayer as I cannot seem to get even coloring when I use the brayer - I think sponging gives pretty much the same effect. I pierced and sponged the edges. I tucked the sentiment circle under the top left corner rather than popping it up as I usually do - it seemed to look better that way on this card.

The flowers are from a new stamp set called Pressed Petals just released by Artful INKables as part of the new July release.

Kristin is offering 10% off during July so be sure to go over there and check it out! Might as well get it for less now right??!!

I'll leave you with this lovely picture of the sun setting over Merry Meeting Lake in New Durham, NH where I am presently on vacation at our cozy cottage in the woods across the road from this beautiful lake.
Thank so much for dropping by today - I REALLY appreciate you taking the time to check out my cards!

Stamps: Artful INKables - Pressed Petals & Basic Salutations
Paper: Really Rust, Blue Bayou, Bashful blue, basic black: SU, white: PTI
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Really rust, soft skyk apricot appeal, more mustard: SU
Accessories: sponges, paper piercer, grid and pad, Summer Sunrise Twill: PTI, round circle mask , nestability circle, cuttlebug