Showing posts with label Sketch Challenge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sketch Challenge. Show all posts

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Birthday Birds

Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Inspiration Challenge over on Splitcoaststampers.  Brenda asked us to look at for inspiration.   
I was inspired by this cute Baby Mockingbirds piece.
I had just received my latest Papertrey Ink purchases in the mail - and it included the Brushed Birds Stamp set as well as the Never Enough Birthday sentiments set and I was happy to get them out and use them so soon after purchase!  The dies that go with the set were already sold out - so I had to fussy cut them. (I'm on the wait list for the dies!)
I used this weeks Sketch Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers for my design.  I couldn't remember if I had a branch die anywhere in my craft room -  so instead of taking hours to look (!) I came upon this leafed stem die from Tim Holtz Flower Garden die set and just turned it on it's side!
For the background stamping, I die cut a big circle and used the negative piece as a mask over the panel and then stamped this lovely Ornate Background stamp from Wendy Vecchi (I love this stamp!).

I'm linking my card to:

Stamps: Brushed Birds, Never Enough Birthday - PTI, Ornate Dots Background Stamp - Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490
Paper: white, Spring Rain - PTI, brown - Core Color Coordinations
Ink: Harvest Gold, Smokey Shadow, True Black - PTI, Wendy Vecchi Archival Cornflower
Accessories: Flower Garden and Mini Bouquet die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, foam dots, Vanilla Flower Sequins - Simon Says Stamp, Tombow Glue

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Blushing Paris & Courage

I made this card for two challenges - the sketch challenge over at Split Coast and this week's Color Throwdown.

I stamped a collage of images over a stamped wire grid background - all my stamps are from Rubbernecker  I popped up the layered mat stacks on foam tape and added some Tiny Twinkles for a little glitter!

My second card was made for this weeks Split Coast Color Challenge - Night of Navy, Bashful Blue and Crumb Cake.

My card is almost a no layer card (just one layer color framing!) I stamped the corner garden in Night of Navy ink on a white panel. Then I masked a circle in the top corner and sponged the blue sky with Tumbled Glass. I removed the mask and sponged over the ground and the moon with Frayed Burlap - I wanted it to be a kind of stormy night to go with the sentiment.  I layered the image to a panel of Night of Navy and then onto a white card. I added pale blue rhinestones to a few flower centers. Then I stamped the sentiment directly on the card.  The corner garden and sentiment are from  Rubbernecker

I'll be back on Friday with my WMS Blog Party card -  hope you're joining in and that you'll stop by to see my card!

Stamps: Rubbernecker - wire grid #573, Eifel Tower, car, postage from Paris 1908 set #527
Paper: tan textured card - Michaels, poppy parade & blushing bride - SU
Ink: Memento desert sand, Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap
Accessories: foam tape, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, Matt Stack 3 - PTI 
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Wild Garden Corner #539-04, Courage sentiment #582-13
Paper: White - PTI, Night of Navy - SU
Ink: Night of Navy - SU, Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap & Tumbled Glass, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Eclipse tape, rhinestones - Amuse, blending tool - Ranger, 1 1/2" circle punch - EK Success

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Imagine with All Your Mind

I made this card using the colors from this weeks' Color Throw Down

I used the sketch from today's Split Coast challenge.
I really don't like diagonal lines but I got it in there on my card!  This wonderful sentiment is from Rubbernecker.  I stamped the sentiment on a vintage cream panel, sponged the edges with Antique Linen and adhered it over the Grand Madison Window die cut.  I adhered the window frame to the card with foam tape.

Just watched CSI while I was posting this -  and then some of the news -  so got to go - it's late and morning comes early!!

Stamps: Rubbernecker Imagine with all #582-23
Paper: Vintage cream - PTI, Bazzill Brown, DP Curio Paperpad - Basic Grey
Ink: Archival Coffee, Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Accessories: Foam Tape, Grand Madison Window - Poppy Stamps, Wrinkled Seam Tape, Rhinestones - Kaiser

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Season of Gratitude

I wanted to share a couple of cards I recently made using stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy.  My 6 month term of being on the SNSS Design Team is drawing to a close and I have greatly enjoyed using Korin's lovely stamps and sentiments on my creations.

This card was made using a recent Split Coast Stampers sketch.   The stamps are from Forest Silhouettes and Autumn Bounty.
 I used the Square Lattice embossing folder from SU on both cards. I love the texture it gives to the cards.

I made my second card for a recent SCS Inspiration challenge.  This was my inspiration - a wall hanging from the  Handscapes Gallery web site.
and here is the card I created using Serene Silhouettes and Seeing Spots.  The background strips are pieces of weathered wood grain patterned paper by Fancy Pants.

Hope you are having a happy stamping day!

Oh - and just looking ahead -   The Waltzingmouse Design Team will be having a Stamp of Approval Parade Nov 1-4 using prior release Christmas stamp sets -  so please stop back then for lots of holiday inspiration!!

Wishing you a season of:
Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy - tree from Forest Silhouettes, sentiments from Autumn Bounty

Paper: Kraft, Dark Chocolate - PTI, DP Pyrus Paper Pad/Basic Grey
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Potters Clay
Accessories: Square Lattic Embossing Folder - SU, foam tape, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, tiny twinkles - Taylored Expressions

Thinking of you:
Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy - Serene Silhouettes, Sentiment from Seeing Spots

Paper: Kraft, Orange Zest, True Black - PTI, DP Fancy Pants/Papa
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Old Paper
Accessories: 3/4" circle punch - EK Success, square lattice Embossing Folder - SU, foam tape, twine - PTI

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Bat Poop!

Hi stamping friends!  How's your week going so far???  I've been very busy at work as our manager left and so we are all hustling to get the work done until they hire a replacement -  I'm so glad to get home, relax and stamp!

This month our Claire is sponsoring Jen Del Muro's October  Sketch for You to Try  so I just had to join in! and of course I had to use Waltzingmouse Stamps!  Check it out - it's a really fun sketch!

In case you cannot read the poem - it says " I hear that you've been playing tricks, so listen, here's the scoop -  I'm running short on candy treats, and this year it's Bat Poop!

This poem is free at the Waltzingmouse Store so go grab yourself one and get cracking on your Halloween treats and cards!

The bat stamp is from the Cicely at Halloween set and my papers are from a fun Ghosts & Goblins Mat Stack by Die Cuts With a View (DCWV) that I picked up at Joann's the other day.  I used three different papers from the stack on my card.

I printed the poem on card stock, cut it out and stamped the bat on the bottom.  Then I sponged the edges with both Dried Marigold and Mustard Seed Ranger Distress Inks.  I layered the image to a slightly larger black panel and adhered it to the card with foam tape.  Then I just added some rhinestones for some sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by today -  and just so you know - Claire has decided to do a release this month of some wonderful Christmas/Winter stamp sets - the DT will be starting our previews on October 12th and the release will be October 15th so I hope you will come by.

AND -  something very special is happening for three days in blog land Oct 10th - 12th.  I'll be participating on the 10th so please stop by then too!!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - free digital poem, bat from Cicely at Halloween set.
Paper:  True Black, Orange Zest, White - PTI, DP Ghosts & Goblins Matstack - DCWV
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Dried Marigold & Mustard Seed
Accessories:  Rhinestones - Kaiser, Foam Tape

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sweet 'n Sassy Sweet Peek Day #4 - Jolly & Sweet!

Hi Friends!  are you loving Korin's Sweet Peeks so far???   You can see all of them over at the Sweet 'n Sassy blog....  Today I have a card using this fun new snowman/Christmas set 'Holly Jolly Christmas"

I used the fun little snowman and one of the many sentiments in this cute set.  My sketch is from this week's sketch challenge over at Split Coast (sort of!!)

If you scoot over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Blog - you'll find links to the other design Team members, Sandy, Taylor and Monika, who have made cards using this new set today!(available 9/15/11)

This weekend I'm busy, busy doing a major cleaning at my home -  my stamping/blogging friend - Charlene (Lilluvsstampin on SCS) is traveling from Michigan to Boston this week and will be staying with us for two nights!  whoo hoo!!  Nothing like having company to get you inspired to clean up!!

ETA:   Please see this note from Korin -  owner/designer of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps:

"On September 7th, 2011 much of Eastern PA experienced major flooding due to continued rain over the course of several days. One of the communities affected by the flooding is my home town of Pine Grove. I grew up in this small rural town and it is very near to my heart. Many of my family and friends still reside there. My heart broke as I saw the devastation of the flood waters to this small community. Many homes and businesses have been completely destroyed and the clean up is sure to take months if not longer. I am burdened to help out in any way that I can, so I have designed this stamp set in honor of my home town, Pine Grove. I drew the "pine grove" image in honor of the town's name and I came up with the sentiments as I pondered what I might say to the flood victims....many of whom are my friends and family. "

All proceeds from the sale of this set will be donated to the Pine Grove Disaster Relief Fund & the Operation Hugs & Kisses Organization to help the many, many flood victims of Pine Grove.

Here is the link to the set: 

Stamps:  Sweet 'n Sassy - Holly Jolly Christmas
Paper:  white, Hawaiian Shore, Text Style Rustic Christmas - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copics - R05, B02, E35, B00, BG10, YG91,  Scallop circle and circle punches - SU, wrinkled seam Tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, foam tape, rhinestones - Kaiser, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Three Sweet 'n Sassy for Summer!

Here are 3  summertime cards I've made this past week for various Split Coast Challenges.  All of them are made with stamps or digital images from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

My first card was made for last week's color challenge - Peggy gave us a monochromatic pallet of pinks -  Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo and Regal Rose.  I didn't have all the SU colors so I improvised using 3 shades of pink that I had!

I paper pieced the shells, cutting them out and popping them up on the sentiment circle with foam tape.   The stamps are from Beauty by the Sea.

My second card was made for Sunday's Featured stamper who was StamperCamper. I loved the wonderful coloring on the sun on her Sail Away card .  I used a lighthouse instead of a sailboat and added the sentiment and rhinestones on my card.

And finally - I made this beach card for the SCS sketch challenge - which Korin - owner of Sweet n' Sassy Stamps - hosted this week. 

I colored the image with Copics, cut it out a little outside the edges and adhered it to the patterned paper panel with foam tape.

The sweet little mice building the sandcastle is a digi image called Cocoa and Cookie's Sand Castle and the sentiment is from the Beauty by the Sea stamp set.
I suddenly feel like taking a drive to the ocean and smelling that sweet salt air -  do you??!!!  

I'm lucky enough to live about 5 miles away from the Atlantic Ocean on the northeast coast of the USA so I could hop in my car and go! -  well - if I'm not at work or stamping that is.... !!

First Card:
Stamps: Sweet n' Sassy - Beauty by the Sea
Paper: Card base -Amuse card, pink pirouette - SU, white & DP - Text Style Pink Patterns - PTI

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: foam tape, circle & lacey circle Nestabilities, pearls - Kaiser

Second Card:
Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy - Shining Light

Paper: white - PTI, blue textured - DCWV
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, So saffron, Only Orange, Pumpkin Pie -SU
Accessories: yellow stickles, rhinestones - Kaiser, Eclipse tape, 2" circle punch - Fiskars, Copics - W2, B05, Y13, YG63, YR65, E35

Third Card:
Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy - digi image Cocoa and Cookie's Sand Castle. Sentiment from Beauty by the Sea stamp set

Paper: white - PTI, elegant eggplant - SU, DP Cosmo Cricket Snorkel
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: foam tape, Copics - E33, E34, E31, E93, R05, R20, BV08, N2, YR23, wrinkled seam tape, adhesive gems - K& CO.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Colorful Pansies and a Timeless Dance

Pansies are one of my favorite flowers with their sweet little 'faces' and beautiful colors - every spring they are one of the first flowers I plant in my garden.

I made this card to help Karen Barber illustrate her color challenge over at Split Coast this week. She chose Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush and Bashful Blue for us to use, a lovely combination don't you think? Her dessert option was to use a white gel pen on our creation.

For my card, I first dry embossed a deckled oval Nestability in the center of the card. I used copics in colors similar to the three challenge colors for my cluster of pansies. I cut out the image and adhered it inside the frame with foam tape. Finally, I added yellow stickles to the center of my pansies and some dots with a white gel pen.

My pretty pansie stamp is from Rubbernecker

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Pansies #506-04
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: foam tape, white gel pen, yellow stickles, Copics #V12, V17, Y17, BG10, YG03, YG13, Exacto knife

This week the Split Coast teaparty honored Roxie our long suffering SCS Sketch Challenge hostess! We all headed off to the Roxbury for a wild night of dancing! I'm bringing a rather sedate victorian couple to add a little class to the evening (if that's at all possible!! LOL!!!) but boy can they 'cut a rug' - look at those pointed toes and uplifted elbows!

There is absolutley no stamping on my card today (gasp) just a focus on the dance and the sketch (which is last week's SCS sketch)

This lovely image came from Dover Publications who publishes copyright free images on disk that you can download, resize and print to your heart's content!

I added some ice stickles to the ladies hair ribbon, shoulder and edge of her dress and a little to the man's waistcoat for some shimmer.

Hope you can stop by on Sunday - all of the Rubbernecker DT will be previewing some brand new stamps being released on Tuesday 3/15. There will be a chance to win free Rubbernecker stamps - whoo hoo!! and check out the newly refurbished Rubbernecker Blog!

Stamps: none!
Paper: white, smokey shadow - PTI, DP Websters Pages Petite Papers Collection Combo pack
Ink: none
Accessories: Victorian dancers from Dover Publication Full Color Men & Women Illustrations, foam tape, Crystal ice Stickles, exacto knife

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Flying by with a Prayer

I made this card for a combination of last week's Teapot Tuesday Challenge and the sketch challenge on Split Coast.

The teapot destination (where we can send our card if we choose to) is Sean, a 23 year old diagnosed with cancer and going through some pretty radical treatment - one of his hobbies is model airplanes that fly - so this plane is flying by with a prayer for him and will hopefully bring a smile to his face!

Hope to see you tomorrow for the friends of Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz over in the forum! We're using buttons on our cards! You can check out all the deets here.

Stamps: Fly Away - Papertrey Ink, Sentiment - Notes of Prayer/Verve
Paper: Kraft - Gina K, Vintage Cream - PTI, DP Cosmo Cricket Lil Man Mischievous Max
Ink: Ranger Distress - Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: twine - PTI, Heart Bling - Amuse, exacto knife, Copics BG10, YG95, foam tape

Friday, February 4, 2011

Don't Grow Up Too Quickly!

What a great CAS sketch over at Split Coast this week - oddly enough - I made a CAS card with it!!
I just love my new Gina K 'Gifts From the Sea' Stamp set! It has such wonderful sentiments in it as well as lots of different shell and star fish stamps. I found out about this set on my good stamping friend, Vicki's blog ,where she used this sentiment on her cute crabby card!
I have several friends who love the ocean ( I mean REALLY love the ocean!), so I'm sure to get a lot of use out of this set. This card will be going postal to one of them for their birthday in May.
The sentiment says "Don't grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach." Inside I stamped 'Happy Birthday' which is another stamp in this versatile set!
I normally would have popped this pretty shell up on foam tape - but I'm really trying to keep my cards 'flat' when I know I'm mailing them to avoid extra postage!
Thanks for coming by today - I'll be back on Saturday with my Waltzingmouse Sketch card!
Stamps: Gina K - Gifts from the Sea
Paper: White - PTI, DP Archaic Paper Pad/Basic Grey
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Pumice Stone

Friday, January 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!

I used Wednesday's SCS sketch to create a birthday card I needed for my niece Katie's husband whose birthday is today!

They are the parents of my dear grand nephew, Landon, who is now 4 months old - so this is Greg's first birthday as a DAD!

I thought it would be fun to send him a card as if it was from Landon himself so I wrote a little note from Landon inside saying how he skyped me when they weren't looking to ask me to make the card for him!

I kept the sketch clean and simple with this adorable photo of Landon front and center. I used bright colors for the panels to match those of the colorful play seat Landon is having so much fun in!

On the inside I put another picture of Landon with his Dad from Thanksgiving -as well as another sentiment. The sentiments are from the Free Spirit Sentiments set by Waltzingmouse.
Gosh, I just love this kid to pieces!!!
Tomorrow I'll be back posting some fun scrapbook pages of Landon as part of Day #2 of the Waltzingmouse 3 day Spellbinders Grand Calibur blitz! Day #1 is today and some of the other WMS DT are posting - Check out all the details on the WMS blog - there are prizes to be won!!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Free Spirit Sentiments
Paper: White - PTI, Coredinations Color Pack
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: photo

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Every Time I Thought of You

Hello dear friends!! I was home from work last Wednesday because we had a blizzard with over a foot fallen (as well as many tree branches because it was a wet heavy snow!) - and so I got to stamp!

I combined 3 SCS challenges for my card - the weekly sketch, the Teaparty challenge (gold & flowered teapot) as well as the color challenge (use 3 shades of pink)

I gold embossed my Bed of Roses stamp by Rubbernecker on the framed panel. I made my flowers from mulberry paper - cutting a circle into a swirl and rolling it up starting at the outside edge. Then I cut my sentiment with a scalloped Nestie tag adhereing it with foam tape and added a ribbon. I sponged the edges of both the embossed panel and the tag with Antique Linen Distress ink.

This card will be going to Katie Renz who was the Destination Station for the Teapot challenge - you can see her story here. You can also find details on purchasing a great combination of digital stamps with proceeds benefiting Katie on Jak Heath's Blog post here.
You can find my tutorial for making the flowers on this post here

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Bed of Roses #476, Garden Phrase Set #508
Paper: white, Berry Sorbet, Text Style Bitty Star basics, Pink Patterns & In Bloom - PTI, Mulberry Paper - AC Moore
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Blending tool & nonstick craft mat - Ranger, Scalloped tags & Rectangle nestabilities, hot gun, gold embossing powder, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, corner rounder, Scotch Quick Dry adhesive, glue dot, foam tape

Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Christening!

My adorable little grand-nephew, Landon, was Christened this past Sunday, so of course Auntie had to make a special card for him. I combined last weeks SCS Sketch with the SCS Ways to Use It challenge - to use twine.

I dry embossed the smallest Nestie cross on the panel then sponged over it with Antique Linen ink. After layering all the panels I tied blue and green twine around and tied them in a knot separating the edges and letting them hang. My stamps are from are from the Celtic Heritage set by Waltzingmouse

And here's mum Katie, my niece, and sweet little Landon - he is wearing the Christening dress that my sister and I wore at our Baptism's as well as my son Josh, niece Katie and her sister Christie. It was made by Aunt Helen, our mother's sister. She was a wonderful seamstress and had never married - so she was always making beautiful dresses for my sister and me.

Here's Christie, the Godmother, Landon, mum Katie, father Greg and Greg's brother, the Godfather.

Aren't babies wonderful!!??!!

ETA: if you have a minute - please check out my Bridal project over at PSA originals blog:

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Celtic Heritage
Paper: White, Aqua Bliss, Text Style Green Boutique - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Accessories: Bakers Twine- Martha Stewart, sticky pearls - Michaels, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder, cross collection Shapebilities

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Sketchy Day at the Beach

Here's my card for today's sketch challenge over at Split Coast.I made mine a summer fun card with this cute beach chair and umbrella, beach fence and shell stamps all from Rubbernecker . I paper pieced the umbrella and chair, popping the umbrella up on foam dimensionals. Just for fun, I added a little pearl to the clam shell stamping!

Inside I stamped the small sand dune twice, another shell and this sentiment on a white panel.

Exciting news: This weekend I'm going to be helping Dave (owner of Rubbernecker) run his booth at the Heirloom's West Springfield, MA Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Festival!! Whoo hoo!! If you are in the area come on over and visit me at the Rubbernecker booth! I'd LOVE to meet you! It's sure to be a fun time - there are over 40 companies with booths and they are also running fun 'make and takes'!! Check out the program here.

Also - did you notice the little cat on my side bar??? I've been invited to be on Marks Finest Papers Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge DT for June, July and August!!! They have a fun challenge every Saturday and if you link your card to the challenge blog you could win a free MFP Stamp set every week!! So please check back here on Saturday!!

Stamps: Rubbernecker: Beach Party fence #40-16, Beach party chair #81-14 , shell #40-0102030506070821, Beach party small sandune #81-17, Brighten text #81-03
Paper: hawaiian shores, white - PTI, creamy caramel - SU, DP American crafts/Backyard, Cosmo Cricket/Snorkel
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, camomile ink cube, Summer Sunrise - PTI, adirondack - Hazelnut
Accessories: cuttlebug embossing folder - Mini Mosaics, sponge, copics: BG49, E35, YGo3, foam dimensionals, sponge, sticky pearl

Friday, March 5, 2010

Bunnies 4 Sale!

My card today uses the sketch from Split Coast this week and is also for da Mudder's Teaparty.

The story this week is that we're going over to London for the premier of Johnny Depp as the Madd Hatter! whoo hoo!!! We are going to infiltrate the crowd to help protect him and we need to blend in - so I'm coming to the party with my cute little bunnies tucked inside their basket - they'll sit in the market place with their "4 sale sign" all the time peeking out and monitoring the crowd - their long ears are actually radio antenae that connect directly to Tea-gan the head of security for Johnny!

My cute bunny basket is by Rubbernecker Stamps that I colored with Copics.

I used the new digi papers from Waltzingmouse for my panels.

Just a reminder: This month there's another way to win a Waltzingmouse stamp set - check out the WMS sponsored color challenge at Stamping Around - add your card to Mr Linky over there for a chance to win Spring Baskets!! whoo hoo!!

Also - be sure to check out the winners of the WMS stamp sets from our blog hop on Monday over at Claire's blog!
Stamps: Rubbernecker: Easter Bunnies 4 sale - 14-01
Paper: WHite, sweet Blush - PTI, Bashful Blue - SU, DP digi papers - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: memento tuxedo black, so saffron - SU
Accessories: glue dot, copics - B41, BG10, G14, G21, YR00, R20, E33, E35, silk ribbon - Stamp Simply Ribbon Shop, foam dimensionals, iron works cuttlebug folder, scalloped rectangle nestability, rhinestone stickers - michaels

Thursday, February 25, 2010

WMS March 1 Sneak Peek!

Can you believe it's already time for more Sneak Peeks from Waltzingmouse?!? Claire has 3 delicious sets coming out on March 1 - Labels Three that I'm previewing here today - and Roses that Lisa is previewing over on her blog. The 3rd set is a cute Easter Egg set. Claire will also be previewing the sets so be sure to check it all out!

The Labels Three set comes with 7 different labels that fit the Labels Three Nestabilities - how great is that! They, of course, can also be cut out by hand very easily too!!

I used this particular label on my card because of the circles in the corners that went perfectly with the Cosmo Cricket DP. I colored in the circles as well as the edges of the label with my gold Spica pen. I stamped and cut out the shamrock from Celtic Heritage and colored the stem and edges of that with the Spica too. It adds some pretty shimmer IRL. The sketch is Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch. Click on my card to see better detail on the label.

I stamped the twill tape with a small shamrock from Irish Blessings. On the inside of my card I stamped the large shamrock again and over stamped the sentiment in eggplant ink.

The WMS design team will be previewing the new stamp sets everyday until the release on Monday - so be sure to check Claire's blog to see who's sneak peeking each day!

Now you should go check out Lisa's sneak peek of the Roses set!

We'll be doing a New Release Blog hop on Monday - there will be stamp sets to be won so be sure to stop by on March 1!!!

Stamps: Labels Three, Celtic Heritage, Irish Blessings - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: Vintage cream - PTi, Elegant Eggplant - SU, DP Cosmo Cricket Snorkel/carbonation
Ink: Adirondack - Eggplant, Lettuce
Accessories: dew drops, twill tape - SU, foam dimensionals, labels three Nestabilities, gold spica pen.

Friday, February 12, 2010

You're Eggstra Special!

I made this card for the sketch challenge on Split Coast this week. I took a little liberty with it by not lining up my eggs in a straight column and I also added a ribbon.

My eggs and sentiment are from a pretty new set called Spring Baskets from Waltzingmouse Stamps .

The eggs are paper pieced and then colored a little with Copics. I used pinking circle nestabilities for the shape the eggs are layered on and I popped them up on foam dimensionals.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Spring Baskets - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: Melon Berry, Pretty Pastels - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxeco Black, Ranger distress tea dye
Accessories: sponge, foam dimensionals, pinking circles nestabilities, melon berry ribbon - PTI, Copics: V12, G82, YR02

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My Secret Recipes

Ok - are you ready for this explanation!?!?!

I made this long tall recipe book for 5 challenges today!
I used 1) this week's SCS sketch 2) this week's SCS colors, 3) Mudder's Tea Pot Challenge, 4) an old challenge from last Oct's World Card Making Day to make something with dimension - and 5) this week's Doubledog Dare challenge from Itsapassion (Anne) to use 4 challenges on your card/project!
For this week's teapot party we're in my neck of the USA woods (Hampton Falls, NH) at an apple orchard and we're trying to solve the crime of a worm getting squished in an apple - I know it's weird but that's what all Tuesdays are with da Mudder! (plus everything's pretty frozen up there right now too! - but in make believe anything's possible right?!)
So anyway - This is my SECRET recipe book (wink, wink) you can see the heavy security of it with the heart lock and the ribbon knotted tightly shut - and I think there are some clues to who's the bad apple inside - we can all take a gander when we gather in the orchard! (as you can see - the first page is written in invisible ink! LOL!!)
All the stamps on this are from Waltzingmouse Stamps Please see the links to the sets below.
....and you are welcome to join along with the Doubledog Dare Challenge to use 4 challenges on your card - can you handle it??? put DDC in your keywords on Split Coast if you can!!!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse: Little Box Labels, Very Vintage Labels No 4, Peace & Plenty
Paper: Elegant Eggplant - SU, Dark Chocolate - PTI, DP Bitty Box Basics - PTI, Sabrina - Making Memories
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics - E33, N2, glitter - SU, Quickee Glue Stick, Ribbon - PTI, foam dimensionals, white lined notepad & cover template - PTI

Friday, August 14, 2009

A Hundred Thousand Welcomes in the Trees

I made this card using this weeks sketch challenge at Split Coast. I turned the sketch on it's side to accomodate my pretty trees. Can you believe how these Stampin Up Trendy Trees match the trees in this designer paper?! And did you notice the cute owls on the bottom piece? I just got this paper last week at The Papertree in Manchester, NH where I teach classes once a month. It's Dream St. Papers/Sam and the owl one is called Hoot-Hoot and the tree one is called Seasons of Change.

Don't you just love the sentiment? It's from the Irish Blessings set by Waltzingmouse Stamps

Thanks for dropping by today!

Stamps: Trendy trees: SU, Sentiment: Irish Blessings - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: Choc Chip: SU, Rustic Cream, Ocean Tides: PTI, DP Dream St. Papers/Sam -Hoot Hoot, Sam-Seasons of Change
Ink: Adirondack Sunset Orange, Dark Chocolate, Ocean Tides: PTI
Accessories: glue dots, sponge, dew drops, foam dimensionals, tag trio Spellbinders

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Boy Oh Boy!

One stamping thing I did do on my vacation was to practice coloring with my Copics - I brought a bunch of stamped Magnolia images, such as the Edwin above, with me to the cottage. So I had this cute little guy all ready for this Split Coast Sketch Challenge card today!

I'm also taking a Copics class at the Papertree in Manchester, NH this Friday - so hopefully I'll learn some good techniques!

I used the Argyle Cuttlebug folder on all the panels. The Edwin is cut out and popped up on foam dimensionals. The sentiment is from a set I've had forever called Classic Baby by Scraptrends. Inside I stamped a happy birthday sentiment.

The papers are all Papertrey ink.

Here's a hot tip!!! Claire Brennan is releasing 4 new stamp sets this Sunday, 8/9, check out her fun sneek peeks and a chance to win one of the new sets over at Waltzingmouse!! She's showing some really wonderful Halloween and Christmas Stamps!

Thanks so much for dropping by today!

Stamps: Baseball Edwin: Magnolia, Sentiment: Classic Baby- Scrapbook Trends
Paper: White, Aqua Mist, Spring Rain: PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Argyle Cuttlebug folder, Copics: BG11, BG10, BG13, BS10, B41, B45, B23, C1, E34, R20, E51, Spica Clear (on wings), Foam dimensionals, scalloped circle punch, & circle punch: Marvy, oval punch: SU