Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Hello! Today's card is made for my participation in Mojo Monday's sketch challenge. Sketch challenges are popping up on so many blogs, but I still find the sketches from Mojo Monday to be among my favorites. This particular week is a week when you have a choice to go with a round card or a square one. Julee (owner of Verve and her blog Poetic Artistry) gave her instructions on the way she creates her round card out of the largest scalloped nestiblities die. Her way is way more simpler than the way I have done it in the past. So, I had to give it a whirl. Easy Peasy! (I have been wanted to say those words!) Let me show you my card and the sketch and then I will pass on to you the easy instructions. Enjoy!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
|Top is on the right, so turn your head to the left to rotate image in your mind!|
|These 2 were made with felt flowers from Queen & Co. I added my own felt flowers with The Cat's Pajamas die.|
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Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Hello! I can't wait to show you my card. So, let me get right to it! Enjoy!
Yes, it is true the sketch is actually a square card, but I saw where a couple of ladies on her team changed it to an A-2 size, so I did too. That size works so much better for me. My idea was to use this big 'ole dog and give her a hot pink, gemstoned collar! It worked! I believe it actually looks a collar, when in reality I just cut a oval piece and added under the head to "look" like one! While, I was coloring and working on the dog, I got to thinking about what sentiments would go with my new fancy dog. And my stamp, I just had to get from Stamping Bella before I closed my store, came to mind. The only problem was the sentiment wording was too big and way too long to fit in any circle. So, in the end, I decided to add it to the side of my rectangle piece. It changes the sketch a little, but not too much. I wasn't sure if I liked the line where it butts up, so I ended up adding one photo corner on the right bottom corner to draw your eye. I decided to go ahead and use the "No bones about it..." sentiment to begin the sentence. And adding a little bone tied with hot pink ribbon, with a gemstone pulls it all together. This is absolutly one of my favorite cards. How about you... what do you think?
Paper - The Paper Studio Poteeka Souffle Paper Pad, Cardstock Natural White, Brown
Stamps - Dog, Bone, & No Bones Sentiment by Inky Antics Delightful Dogs #2 Clear Set, Life sentiment by Stamping Bella, Even for Dogs! was created with Hero Arts alphabet indiv. letters, Wonderful Day stamp by Printworks
Ink - Versafine Vintage Sepia, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol
Tools - Labels 5 edge for Life sentiment, Classic Scalloped Circle, Classic Circle, Classic Heart Nestiblities, Sizzix Die Dots, EK Success Photo Corner Punch, Cuttlebug dots embossing folder (on pink strips)
Other - Ribbon by Creative Impressions, All sizes Crystal Gemstones by Hero Arts
See you tomorrow! Happy Stamping!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Hello! A new week, and a new card! Let's get right to it. Enjoy!
Friday, September 17, 2010
Look, it is Friday and I have had a card for you every day this week, as promised! Woo Hoo! Today's card uses a My Favorite Things set that I bought several months ago and haven't inked up yet. My friend Donna borrowed this set and made the cutest card to send to her son, who is in the Marines. She inspired me to use these stamps. I kinda copied one of the blog cards I have seen, made a few changes and came up with this. Enjoy!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Paper - We R Memory Keepers Out & About Line -Flower Depot, Solid colors for flowers by My Minds Eye Kaleidascope Pad, Cardstock Natural White, Med. Blue, Black
Stamps - Sentiment by Hero Arts
Ink - Versafine Black, Broken China Distress Ink for sentiment panel, Stipple Brush
Tools - Paper Trey Flower set of 3 dies, The Cat's Pajamas Cut Ups Flower Buttons Die for Leaves, Labels 8 Nestiblities, Cuttlebug Polka Dots embossing folder, Marvy Corner Rounder
Other - Buttons by O' Scrap and Unknown, The Cat's Pajamas Linen Thread, Baby Blue Pearls by Queen & Co.
See ya tomorrow! Happy Stamping!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Hello! Today's card is a little summery, but as I decided last week, that is o.k. Looking through my drawer of wood mounted sentiment stamps, I came across this one and decided it would be perfect with my sun die from My Favorite Things. I started with the idea to follow the sketch that I did a couple of weeks ago. You can see that post here. But there were just too many circles, so I changed it a little and came up with this ... enjoy!
Paper - Doodblebug Design, Cardstock White, Light Blue, Yellow Felt
Stamp - Inkadinkado
Ink - Versafine Black
Tools - Classic Circle Nestibilities, My Favorite Things Die Namics Sun, The Cat's Pajamas Cut Ups Die Flower Buttons
Other - Ribbon by Creative Impressions, Yellow Pearls by Kaiser
I have a card for you every day this week! So, come see me!
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
|Front Panel Closed Version|
|Complete Front Panel|
|Inside Panel Flipped Open|
Ink - Staz-On White, Versafine Majestic Blue
Tools - Classic Heart Nestiblities 2 sizes, Texas shaped punch by Punch Bunch
Other - Navy Blue Pearls by Queen & Co.
I am not sure which Texas team members are participating today, but you can get to their blogs by clicking on their names from the list on the right side of my blog. Note, there is a new participant. Her name is Stephanie. Be sure to check out her blog!
We had family here over the weekend, so I didn't get the opportunity to hang out in my stamp shack, hopefully I can soon and will then be able to show you more creations.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Recently looking through my drawers of wood mounted stamps, I came across a few with a "margarita" theme. Some were sentiments and several were different sizes of margarita images. I got to thinking of what I could have holding a margarita glass and of course, the Cat's Pajamas bear came to mind! I have used this stamp for several different occasions so I decided a summer margarita theme was a must! Let me show you my card ... enjoy!
Came out pretty cute, huh? This background paper I found with the limes and strawberries was perfect! You can't tell it but I did add a little glitter to the top of the glass for salt and glossy accents to the glass to give the look of a beverage inside. Oh, remember all the wood mounted margarita stamps I told you I found? The little margarita he is holding is not one of those but one from a clear set instead! When I got to working with him, I found that all my margarita glasses were too large for him! Guess I'll have to do another card with them, soon!
Before I get to the recipe, I have to tell you a stamping story from the past. If you have been stamping a long time, like me, you know that when they first started having stamp conventions, we would spend days before the show making pins to trade at the show. This would have been before say 2005. Anyway, one of my favorite pins I ever made was of a margarita glass. This particular stamp from JudiKins was about 2 1/2" tall. To make pins, the correct way (I don't know why we thought this was the "correct" way, but we did) was to stamp and color your image and to then laminate the whole thing and then cut it out. I think we used laminating sheets for this process. The year I did the margarita pins, I added Diamond Glaze (same product as Glossy Accents) on top of the laminate. I remember I had to lay these really flat to dry because the glaze would just slide right off since I was putting it on laminate. I think I also added some kind of very chunky glitter to top of glass. They were a lot of work, but a success!
Too fun ... those were the days!
Paper - Lime and Margarita paper by K & Co. called Citronella Strawberry Limeade, Green glitter dot by Best Creation Inc. Red Dot by Bo Bunny, Cardstock White
Stamps - Bear by The Cat's Pajamas, Viva Margarita by Deadbeat Designs, Margarita glass by Stampendous (clear summer set)
Ink - Versafine Black, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Tombow #133 to fill in letter of sentiment
Tools - Classic Scalloped Oval and Classic Oval Nestibilities
Other - Flowers by Prima, Pearls by Hero Arts, Glossy Accents, Quicky glue pen, Art Institute Crystal Glitter