Thursday, March 31, 2011
Posted by Tina at 11:27 AM
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Hello! My card today is the last sketch of March's Viva laVerve challenge cards. When I saw this sketch I thought oh, good, a simple one. But ... as things go, as you know, nothing is simple! First, I didn't know what stamps I wanted to use, and then what papers I wanted to go with. I decided I was determined to use the Hattie 6 x 6 pad of papers. You see this is another one of those My Minds Eye pads. I have used the other three pads multiple times, but I have yet to use this one. They are just not colors that I usually use, as they are dark blues, golds, and browns. But, you will see they are no less beautiful. As my idea came together, I needed a butterfly and decided on one of the Maja Road chipboard ones I got last year. I looked in every crook and cranny (whatever that means!) in my room, and could not find them, so ... on to plan B, I ended up using a Stampin' Up die for my butterfly. I know you are thinking ... why aren't I using a butterfly stamp? You see, since it is a Verve challenge, I was trying to keep most of the stamps Verve. It is not necessarily required, but it is just what I try to do. Let me get to my card ... and then the sketch! Enjoy!
Posted by Tina at 11:48 AM
Monday, March 28, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Hello! Debbie, who is a friend of mine, and I have been sharing our handmade cards by snail mail for a couple of months now. I recently asked her if she would be up for a challenge. My idea was for both of us to make a card using the same sketch and then send it to each other on the same day. Since, I did not participate in any February's Viva la Verve sketches, I thought those four would be good ones to pick from. She wants to do all four in order! So, for the next four Saturday's, I will be posting each of our cards with the matching sketch for you to see. I will be showing my card, Debbie's card and then the sketch. Let's get to them! Enjoy!
Have a great weekend! Happy Stamping!
Friday, March 25, 2011
Hello! As I promised yesterday, I am back with another Viva laVerve sketch challenge creation. This one is for week 4 which you would think, would mean I have now done all the March sketches. But, I see they are having 5 this month, so I will be anxiously waiting for the 5th sketch so I can complete this month's challenge! For today's card, I went with one of the beautiful scriptures from Verve. I love all of them. I think, they are perfect cards to have on hand for many occasions, especially a thinking of you or a sympathy card. The main change I made to the week 4's sketch is the fact that their sketch is for a square card, and I did an A-2 size card. You will see other than that, I followed the sketch pretty close. Let's show you my card and then the sketch. Enjoy!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Hello! I have another sketch challenge card to show you today. Verve has several different challenges every month with chances to win stamps. The Viva laVerve challenge is a month long challenge where they give you one sketch a week but you have the whole month to complete all of them On any month, that I use one of their sketches, I feel that I should do them all. Well, so far, I have shown you cards with sketches from week 1 and week 3. Today's sketch was week's 2. Week's 4, I will show you tomorrow! Let me get to my card and then I will show you the sketch, of course too! Enjoy!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Hello! I love the sentiment I used as my blog post title today. And, I really thought I had a stamp that says it. I couln't find it though. I might be remembering one that I sold when I had the store. I really needed it for the inside of the card I made for you today. I might just have to print it on the computer and add it. It is almost the end of the month, and I haven't done a card for Jen's monthly sketch challenge. So, today this card uses that sketch. It is one of those sketches that has a slanted panel on it, which as you know is not particularly my favorite, however, once the cards are completed, I always like how they turn out! Just like today's card. Now, let's get to it. I will show you my card first, and then the sketch. Enjoy!
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Yes, you would have thought this sketch should have been used for tomorrow's St. Patty's Day card, but the sketch totally fit my idea in my head of this card with the nest and all, so I used it for this one. I always see where they note that you may substitute the shapes as needed, well this was one of those times. Now a quick side story, my stepgranddaughter, who is 11, is visiting us this week during her spring break and she has been out in my stamp room with me some. She knew I was using sketches to create my card. So, she tells me she wants to make a card too but she is not going to cheat by following a sketch! All I can say to that, is thank goodness there are so many wonderful ideas out there for me to "cheat" from! Woo Hoo!
I see that my card might also fit another Verve challenge on Splitcoast, the Get Your Diva On, as their challenge is to use all neutrals with a splash of color, which my card totally fits. I am not sure I have ever added one card to two different challenges from the same company, but I might try! Did y you see the scalloped punch I used on the side of the panel. I love it and it is perfect for the "look". I recently got this from one of the bloggers I frequent from a sale they were having. I have many items in my stamp room I don't use, but give them up? Not likely! But, I am very glad others do ... thanks to Teresa Kline.
Paper - My Minds Eye Stella & Rose from Mabel pad 6 x 6, Cardstock Dark Brown
Stamps - Circle image under nest from Verve One Person set, Celebrate Spring by American Art Stamp
Ink - Versafine Vintage Sepia
Tools - EK Success Scalloped Punch, EK Success Corner Punch, Petite Scalloped Oval Nestibilities
Other - Natural Linen Thread by The Cat's Pajamas, My Minds Eye Mabel Little Lady Trims, Pearls by Hero Arts
Since this card was different for me, I would love to hear what you think. Please leave me a comment. I always love to hear your thoughts! Be sure to stop in tomorrow. I have a St. Patty's Day card for you with a sketch, a tip, an idea, and a tutorial! Wow!
Posted by Tina at 9:18 AM
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Hello! Did you think I forgot today is the 3rd Tuesday of the month, making it a Texas Tues-Step Day? Well, I almost did! I made a few cards over the weekend and had one set to post for today, and then I realized "oops", I need a Texas card for Tuesday! My card for today came together very easily. I recently purchased some scrapbook paper that I could see for a western card. Not that you could tell from what they called the paper ... "Dino Patch" ... yes, as in dinosaurs! You see, the whole 12 x 12 was divided up into various patterned squares. Yes, some did have dinosaurs, but I didn't use those! Now that I have your attention and I have made you curious, I guess I should show you my card. Here it is. Enjoy!
Monday, March 14, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Hello! I bet you are wondering where I have been! Well, we had family here over the weekend, and yesterday I met a friend for lunch. And tomorrow, my hubby & I are off for a little overnight trip for our 4th anniversary. So, all that adds up to is not much time spent in my "shack" to make cards for you! I finished the most important one and that is my hubby's anniversary card! I know you saw the title ... let's get to it... I love how it came out! Enjoy!
Posted by Tina at 10:08 AM
Friday, March 4, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
|Drawer of Blue, Green, Purple|
|Drawer of Red, Pink, Orange, Yellow|
Posted by Tina at 11:57 AM