Monday, February 28, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Hello! Today's card I actually made before the last two but was unsure if I liked how it came out, so I was thinking I might change it. In the end, I decided to just go with it. It does follow a Mojo Monday sketch challenge, so I will be sharing that with you also. Let's get to it and then you can be the judge. Enjoy!
As you can see, I did good on the sketch. My original idea formed when I saw the dotted circle and I thought of that package of rhinestones in circles that are in my stash. From there, I was thinking of how I have seen many images of silhouettes and how cool they look. And then I thought of the music book I purchased at Canton a while back. And that is how the card happened. But, do I love the finished card? Maybe, maybe not. I would love to hear your thoughts. I did add more rhinestone swirls to help the blue rhinestone circle not look so out of place. Is it the sentiment ... is it too stark of a color for the faded music? But what other color would be better? Oh by the way, the sentiment is completed on the inside. It says " and sings it to me when I forget!"
Paper - Basic Grey Hopscotch, Cardstock Natural White, Black, Music sheet
Stamps - Bird w/ Leaves from Hampton Art, Sentiment from Darcies
Ink - Versamark, JudiKins Detail Black Embossing Powder, Versafine Black
Tools - Classic Scalloped Circle Nestibilities, Stampin' Up Scalloped Border Punch
Other - Blue Circle Rhinestones by Me and My Big Ideas, Swirl Rhinestones by Recollections, Circle Rhinestones by Hero Arts, Ribbon
That is it for me this week. Have a great weekend! I will be back on Monday with another card creation. See you then.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Hello! I am back with another card combining both a color challenge from the Color Throwdown blog and a sketch challenge from My Favorite Things. I recently picked up this cute Pure Innocence girl at The Crafty Scrapper. I love that she is selling a few stamps for us, stampers! Since the sketch is MFT, I thought it would be a perfect time to ink her up! Let's get to it. Following my card, I will add the sketch, and the color palette. Enjoy!
Posted by Tina at 9:54 AM
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Posted by Tina at 3:42 PM
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Hello! I have a new technique to share with you today. Actually, I am just the "passer on", as I got the idea from Anne Harada's blog called Everlasting Ink. She is an ex-customer of mine and she has also done a tutorial for it on Splitcoast Stampers, which you can see here. Her technique is called Faux Pressed Flowers. And I am amazed how much the flowers really do look like real pressed flowers. They are super simple to create. All you need is a few of the Prima flowers we all have in our room, a glue stick and an embossing folder with a very tight grid design. For my card, I went with the square lattice folder from Stampin' Up. Let me show you my card. Enjoy!
Paper - My Minds Eye Stella Rose Gertie paper pad, Cardstock White, Yellow, Rose, Olive
Stamps - Branch by Inkadinkado from Garden Delight clear set, Sentiment from Woodware Designs
Ink - Versafine Sepia Moss
Tools - Petite Scalloped Oval Large, Petite Oval Small Nestibilities, McGill Tag Punch, Square Lattice embossing folder by Stampin' Up, Polka Dot embossing folder
Other - Pink Rhinestones by Queen & Co., Button by Basic Grey, Ribbon by Stampin' Up, Linen Thread by The Cat's Pajamas
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Hello! Now, that I am finished with the Valentine cards, I started thinking of what sketches and ideas I had put off to the side. The major one is the sketch challenge from Jen delMuro, as she has one a month, and her contest is for the person that does all 12 months, so I didn't want to forget to do this month. That is how my card started. But, what to use as my focal element? Recently, I saw an idea where they paper pieced cupcake stamps. Great idea! Here is my card and the sketch and then I have a little silly story to share. Enjoy!
Posted by Tina at 7:59 AM
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Hello! I often play along with the many challenges out there in blog land. As you know, one of my favorite challenges is the Mojo Monday sketch challenge. When I saw this week's sketch, I immediately knew I would want to create a card for it. So, let's get to it. Here is my card , followed by the sketch, of course! Enjoy!
Paper - Basic Grey Hopscotch line, Cardstock White, Blue (retired Stampin' Up color, I think), Peach
Stamps - Verve -Sentiment from Joy for the Journey set, Flower is a Verve Plain Jane
Ink - Versafine Black
Tools - Classic Scalloped Circle, Classic Circle Nestibilities, Stampin' Up Square Lattice embossing folder (on peach flower)
Other - Ribbon by May Arts, Pearls by Queen & Co and Hero Arts
See you tomorrow! Happy Stamping!
Posted by Tina at 8:56 AM
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
I had to show you the inside or my card would not have a stamped image! Wouldn't that be terrible? Anyway, what do you think? Music is my hubby's hobby, hence the music paper. (He has a whole room wall to ceiling full of LP's, 45's and CD's!) The silver heart is one I found in my stash from Making Memories. I think it actually has some kind of eyelet on the back, but I used Diamond Glaze to attach it to one of those pins from Tim Holtz! And then I just glue dotted that rhinestone bauble to the front. Instant embellishment! I like the card, hopefully he will too!
Paper - We R Memory Keepers Family & Keepsake line (new), Music paper, Cardstock White, Red, Black
Stamps - Verve - inside sentiment
Ink - Versafine Black
Tools - Cuttlebug Seeing Spots (on top of green paper bkgd) & Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folders, Stampin' Up scalloped border punch
Other - Heart by Making Memories, Memo Pins by Tim Holtz, Rhinestone on heart from $1 Target bargain bin, Rhinestones by Queen & Co., Ribbon
Tomorrow is Texas Tues-Step so I will have a Texas themed card for you. Oh, one more thing, I updated the blogs for inspiration list that shows up on the right side of my blog. I took off the ones that I don't look at anymore or are defunct and added the ones I do. You will now find all 175 links! Yes, it is a lot and that is why I use Google Reader! I have been wanting to update this for a while now. I hope this is something that you will find helpful.
Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Stamping!
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Hello and welcome! I am super excited to get to participate in another one of DeNami Design's fun blog hops. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with using buttons! If you want to start at the beginning or if you get lost along the way, just click on the badge above and it will take you back to home base. If you are "hopping" along, you should have come from Amy's blog. If so, you are on the right track. Let's get to my card. I went a little button crazy! I love how it came out. I hope you do too ... enjoy!
Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you like what you saw and will come back and visit real soon. I will be back tomorrow for at least one more Valentine.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Hello! I made this Valentine card for my mom last night but I knew I needed to add some bling before posting. I spent a lot of the day working on tomorrow's card for the DeNami blog hop. By the time I finished both, it was night time. So, I am sneaking this one in. On Monday, I will have my last one or two Valentines to show you. I am definitely on a roll ... love it! Let's get to my mom's card. I had one last pure innocence girl cut out already, and I thought my mom would think she was pretty cute, so you are seeing her again. I rarely make any other size cards besides A-2's, but today's card is a small square. (4 1/2 x 4/1/2). What makes this one different is that it does not open, but is actually a pocket that holds a heart shaped card. Let me show you ... enjoy!
Posted by Tina at 9:10 PM
Friday, February 11, 2011
Paper - Dots are from $1 Target bargain bin, Cardstock Red, Orchid, Black, Pink, White
Stamps - Whoo Loves You from Hero Arts
Ink - Versafine Black
Tools - Stampin' Up Owl Punch, Marvy Heart Punch, Stampin' Up Square Lattice embossing folder, Classic Scalloped Heart and Classic Heart Nestibilities
Other - Happy Valentine's Day ribbon around box from $1 Target bargain bin
Well, there are just three more days before Valentine's Day and I still have at least four cards planned. One of those will be on Sunday for the DeNami blog hop. And, before that on Saturday, I will have at least one more for you.
Posted by Tina at 12:11 PM
Thursday, February 10, 2011
|Close-Up of my Heart Balloon|
|Eileen added detail with a white pen.|
|Close-Up of Eileen's coloring with her Copics.|
Recipe for my card -
Paper - Bo Bunny Crushed Sugar line, Red Dot is Jillibean Soup, Cardstock White, Red
Stamps - Inky Antics Birthday Elephant Honey Pop
Ink - Versafine Black, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Quicky Glue Pen, Art Institute Crystal Glitter
Tools - Classic Scalloped Rectangle, Classic Scalloped Circle, Classic Circle, Classic Hearts, Tags Trio Nestibilities, Sizzix Giant Scalloped die
Other - Ribbon by Stampin' Up, Red Glitter Brads from $1 Target pack
After looking at the Inky Antics blog and catalog, I have decided there are at least a couple more sets that are going on my wish list! And of course, I will need more colors of the honeycomb! What is on your wish list?
Try to stay warm! Happy Stamping!
A BIG P.S. I almost forgot to tell you there is another DeNami blog hop coming up. It all happens this coming Sunday, the 13th. This time the theme is buttons. I am off to work on more love creations, including this one!
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
|Close Up of Banner|
Paper - My Minds Eye Fine & Dandy True Blue paper pad, Cardstock White, Yellow, Black
Stamps - Sweet Stamps
Ink - Versafine Black, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Tombow #491 for highlights on bee, black ink pen to write bee mine
Tools - Classic Scalloped Heart, Classic Heart, Classic Ovals Nestibilities, Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder, Sizzix Giant Scalloped Die Cut
Other - Ribbon, Button, Linen Thread by TCP, Black Pearls by Hero Arts
See you tomorrow! Happy Stamping!
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Hello! Thank goodness I made this card over the weekend when it was 70 degrees outside, instead of today when it is 20 degrees! You probably know this, but if you don't, that statement matters because my stamp "shack" is literally a little metal building outside and even though I do have a window unit with a heater in it, when it is cold like this, it is just toooo cold to enjoy making cards! So, that means at this point, I am unsure if there will be another card to get completed for tomorrow's post. We will see. Let me ger to today's card! When I see cards on my favorite blogs, I save the pics to a file on my computer. Most of the time, I am getting ideas on how they did their layout. But, sometimes, I see stamps used that I have and end up making a card almost like the original one. Click here to see the card I cased, with stamps and layout. It was made by Susan Liles, which is an ex-customer of mine, and a very talented lady, so I really wanted to give credit where credit is due! My card is not exactly the same, but it is close! Here is mine ... enjoy!
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Howdy! Yes, it is another Texas Tues-Step creation! I stamped off some Texas stamps from a friend (thanks Cathy!), and I knew just what I wanted to use first. I had my card almost done and then a new idea "popped" in! One with more of a "love" theme! So, I switched and created a new card. I will keep the first one for another Tues-Step day! You have to use your imagination with the new card .. you see I made my little cowboy, which is a stamp from Deadbeat Designs, lassoing a red heart. Hence, cowboy love! (I have to say I almost made the title "you had me at howdy", but I thought that was just too corny!) The card is rather simple and has no scrapbook paper! But, I like it and I hope you do too!