Monday, May 31, 2010

Ragga Mutts, Stanley


This handsome guy, Stanley, is a digital image from the Digi Doodle Shop Ragga Mutts Collection and is being sponsored on the OWH Stars and Stamps blog for the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop.  If you haven't been by there yet you will want to grab a comfortable chair and your favorite beverage because once you do you won't want to miss out on all the inspiration, tutorials and blog candy being offered on this amazing bloghop!  Last I heard there are 150 crafters participating in this great cause.

As for Stanley, my card base is Real Red layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White cardstock.  Next I cut a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of Brocade Blue cardstock and embossed it using the Cuttlebug Stars Embossing Folder.  I cut and paper pierced the edges of a 1 1/2 x 5 strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock and wrapped red ribbon around it before attaching attaching it to the card base. 

The Ragga Mutts, Stanley, was printed on PTI White using my Epson Photo Printer and colored in using copic markers.  I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black using the Say It In Style stamp set from CTMH.  I paper pierced around the edges and layered the image on to a slightly larger piece of Real Red cardstock before attaching to the card base using mounting tape.  To embellish the card I made a pretty bow using more of the red ribbon and attached it to the card base using glue dots.

Hope you take a few moments to visit Stanley on the OWH Stars and Stamps blog and enjoy the bloghop while you are there!

Thanks for stopping by!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Stanley (Digi Doodle Shop) and Say It In Style (CTMH)
  • Paper: Real Red, Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip and PTI White
  • Ink: Copics R29, B93, B97, E71, E74, E77
  • Other: Paper Piercing, Ribbon, Stars Embossing Folder, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Saturday, May 29, 2010

OWH Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop

Hi everyone! Welcome to the OWH Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop!

If you are here visiting my blog, thanks for stopping by! I'm so glad you did because I don't want you to miss out on anything. If you've arrived here from Carisa's blog, Lady Guinevere's Inky Faeries, then you're in the right place but if you've just happened along, you will want to pull up a comfortable chair, grab your favorite beverage then head on over to the OWH Stars and Stamps blog so you can start from the beginning! Last I heard there are over 150 crafters on this bloghop... so what are you waiting for! I'm sure you will find lots of inspiration along the way... not to mention all the blog candy, tutorials and freebies!

To those of you joining us for the first time on this bloghop, welcome and hope you will play along with the weekly challenges hosted on the OWH Stars and Stamps blog. I'm the crazy voice behind the Sunday Sketch Challenges and thanks to all who participated in the Sketch Challenge I hosted on the Spring Break Bloghop we now have enough sketches and sample cards until the end of this year, WAHOO!!! A HUGE thanks to everyone who played along!

To the many heroes out there, THANK YOU for your strength, courage and dedication in serving and protecting our great nation! Also, a HUGE thanks to all their family and friends for the many sacrifices made on our behalf. I'm proud to be supporting Operation Write Home and do so in honor of my husband's grandfather who served during WWII, my father-in-law, my wonderful husband, both his brothers and the many uncles and cousins who have served or are currently serving. God Bless all of you!

For this OWH Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop Sandy challenged us to create a card using the colors red, white and blue with a "Missing You" theme. When I think of the "Missing You" theme I'm reminded of when my husband served in the armed forces (just before we were married) and was stationed overseas in Korea so I couldn't resist making a red, white and blue card using this gorgeous sailboat image. The image makes me think of someone being across the great blue waters
.

My card base is Real Red layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White cardstock. For the blue layer I cut a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of Night Of Navy cardstock and embossed it using the Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls Embossing Folder. Next I cut a 2 x 3 3/4 strip of PTI Kraft cardstock and finished one side using the Fiskars Diamond Edge Punch.

The Sailboat is a digital image from KLM Designs that I printed on PTI White using my Epson Photo Printer and colored in using copic markers. I paper pierced the edges and layered on to a slightly larger piece of Real Red cardstock before attaching to the card base using mounting tape. To embellish the card I added three buttons threaded with DMC White.

Well, that's it for me! YOUR NEXT STOP on this bloghop is the marvelously talented Jana. So, without further ado... hop on over to her blog, I Can't Wanna, and enjoy the rest of the bloghop!

Thanks for stopping by!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Sailboat (KLM Designs)
  • Paper: Real Red, Night Of Navy, PTI White and PTI Kraft
  • Ink: Copics R29, E44, E47, E55, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
  • Other: D'Vine Swirls Embossing Folder, Fiskars Diamond Edge Punch, Paper Piercing, Buttons, DMC White, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Bloghop

Hi everyone, welcome to our first Digi Doodle Shop's Best Bloghop!

We are celebrating the store's two month anniversary and have over 250 stamps for you to choose from. Judy and her lovely mom, Joy, have been working very hard to bring you a variety of wondrous stamps so we decided to celebrate with our first bloghop!

If you are here visiting my bog, thanks for stopping by!  I'm glad you did because you don't want to miss a thing.  If you've arrived here from Jayne's Blog,
Serendepity, then you're in the right place and if you've just happened along, you will want to head on over to the Digi Doodle Shop so you can start from the beginning! I'm sure you will find lots of inspiration along the way.

Here is a list of all the talented design team blogs in case you loose your way!


This week at the Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge blog we are having an “ANYTHING GOES” challenge! The winner will get a $10.00 gift certificate to the shop and with 250 stamps I'm sure you will have no problem finding some wonderful images of your liking. The first, second and third place winners will also get badges to proudly display on their blog and will be entered into a drawing for a Guest DT spot with our great DT!  Also, three (3) stamps will be given away from three (3) mystery DT blogs.  For further information see the original blog hop post.

For this week's "ANYTHING GOES" challenge I created this beautiful card using one of my favorite Digi Doodle Shop floral images!


My card base is Birchtone Dark layered with a slightly smaller piece of Wizard Light cardstock. Next I cut two strips of PTI White cardstock and finished one side using the Eyelet Border Punch. I attached one strip about 2 1/2 inches from the bottom.

Overlapping the bottom of this strip I attached a 2 1/2 x 4 piece of Mellow Moss cardstock embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. I attached the other strip over the top of the Mellow Moss cardstock at the base of the card.

The beautiful
Daffidills image was printed on PTI White using my Epson Photo Printer and colored in using copic markers. I paper pierced around the edges and layered it on to a slightly larger piece of Birchtone Dark cardstock. Next I wrapped dotted organdy ribbon around it and tied a bow in front before attaching to the card base using mounting tape. To finish off the card I added a button threaded with DMC White in the center of the bow.

That's it for me!  YOUR NEXT STOP on this bloghop is the fabulous, Sara!  For those of you who don't already know her, Sara is the Digi Doodle Shop's PR Manager. To follow along on her journey through stamps and papercrafting, please hop on over to her blog,
Luminous In My Chaotic Dreams, and enjoy the rest of the bloghop!

Oh, and don't forget to enter your "ANYTHING GOES" card when you reach the Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge Blog at the end of the bloghop!


Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a marvelous day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Daffidills (Digi Doodle Shop)
  • Paper: Birchtone Dark, Wizard Light, Mellow Moss and PTI White
  • Ink: Copics BG93, RV93, RV95
  • Other: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Eyelet Border Punch, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Dotted Organdy Ribbon, Button, DMC White, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Asian Artistry


Hi everyone!  I was having some technical difficulties with my lotus flower template (half the template suddenly disappeared) so until they get it fixed, if they ever do, I had to quickly find a new home!  So it is still the same old me just with a new look!  I decided to go with this Little White Kitten template because it fits perfectly with my blog name, Feline Creative, and reminds me of my white cat, Buddy! 

Before I share today's card with everyone I wanted to let you know about two bloghops I have coming up!  Both are filled with lots of inspiration.  Hope you will join me tomorrow for the first ever Digi Doodle Shop's Best Bloghop then on Saturday for the OWH Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop.  The OWH Memorial Weekend Bloghop has over 150 crafters and is filled with lots of tutorials, blog candy and freebies so be sure to stop by and check it out!

As for today's card, I love this layout because it is really simple yet looks very elegant. This is also a card I made pre-blogging days that I couldn't resist sharing with all of you! After making the card I couldn't decide what occasion to use it for but since have deemed it a beautiful graduation card because I love the heartfelt sentiment. Now I just have to wait for all the nieces and nephews to grow up and graduate so I'm able to share it with one of them.

My card base is 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 Really Rust layered with a slightly smaller piece of Very Vanilla then Bordering Blue cardstock. I received the patterned paper from a close friend of mine who scrapbooks and completely converted to digital scrapbooking but honestly have no clue what the name of it is. My patterned paper strips are each 1 1/2 x 4 3/4.

The image and dragonfly were both stamped in Really Rust on Very Vanilla using the Asian Artistry stamp set, cut out and arranged on a 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 piece of Bordering Blue cardstock. The beautiful sentiment is from the same stamp set and was also stamped in Really Rust. Next I layered the Bordering Blue cardstock on to a slightly larger piece of Very Vanilla then Really Rust before attaching to the card base using mounting tape. To embellish the card I added a medium pewter brad in each corner.

Hope you have a great day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Asian Artistry (Stampin' Up)
  • Paper: Bordering Blue, Really Rust, Very Vanilla and Patterned Paper
  • Ink: Really Rust
  • Other: Medium Pewter Brads and Mounting Tape

Monday, May 24, 2010

KLM Designs


Hi everyone! I have some really exciting news to share with all of you. I've been invited to join the KLM Designs Design Team for a four month term from June through September. I can't tell you how surprised and thrilled I was when Kathryn Myhre contacted me to share the exciting news. I'm really looking forward to sharing with you all the amazing digital images offered by KLM Designs and hope you will find them as inspiring as I do.

Today's beautiful card was created using the Fall Sunflowers digital image from KLM Designs. My card base is More Mustard layered with a slightly smaller piece of brown felt then paper pierced PTI White cardstock. The shadow layer is a 3 x 4 1/2 piece of Old Olive cardstock embellished with brown chipboard photo corners.

The Fall Sunflowers digital image was printed on PTI White using my Epson Photo Printer and colored in using copic markers. I paper pierced the edges before layering on to a slightly larger piece of brown felt then More Mustard cardstock. I wrapped organza ribbon around the image and tied a bow in front before attaching to the card base using mounting tape. To finish off the card I added a button threaded with DMC White to the center of the organza bow.

Hope you have an exciting day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Fall Sunflowers (KLM Designs)
  • Paper: More Mustard, Old Olive, PTI White and Brown Felt
  • Ink: Copics YR23, E57, YG95, YG97
  • Other: Chipboard Photo Corners (JoAnn's), Paper Piercing, Organza Ribbon (Offray), Button, DMC White, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Stars For A Hero


I'm really proud of myself today for several reasons. The first is because I just shipped another box of cards off to Operation Write Home which means I met this month's goal to complete 50 cards and on top of that am still on pace to complete 600 cards in total this year, WAHOO!!!  The other reason I'm so stinkin' proud of myself is because I also included three Anyhero Cards in my shipment... granted they were all three the same card.

Instead of the card being blank on the inside for the heros to write home on, Anyhero Cards include a message inside for one of the many heros out there proudly serving and protecting our nation.  The inspiration for my Anyhero Cards came from this week's OWH Stars and Stamps stash challenge.  The challenge is to somehow use stars in making your card.

My card base is a half sheet of Handsome Hunter cardstock folded in half.  Next I cut a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of patterned paper and layered it on to a slightly larger piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock and attached it to the card base using mounting tape.  I printed this awesome star template on Handsome Hunter cardstock and cut out the middle sized star.

I punched out one star each of Close To Cocoa and Handsome Hunter using the Stampin' Up Large Star Punch and one small Chocolate Chip star using their Star Punch.  I added a medium gold star brad in the center of the Close To Cocoa star and attached it in the center of the large Handsome Hunter star using mounting tape.  I added a small gold star brad in the center of the small Chocolate Chip star and attached it in the center of the Handsome Hunter star also using mounting tape.  The letters for the word HERO were cut out using my cricut and the Base Camp Cricut Cartridge.

Hope you have a great day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Paper: Handsome Hunter, Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa and patterned paper
  • Other: Small and Medium Gold Star Brads, Star Punch, Large Star Punch, Star Template, Base Camp Cricut Cartridge and mounting tape

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Daffidills, For You


Hi everyone!  Hope you love Thursday's as much as I do.  I look forward to Thursday's because I get to share my favorite digital images with all of you!  Today's card was created for this week's Digi Doodle Shop's Best "Glitter and Sparkle" Challenge.  The challenge is to create any card using glitter or sparkle.  As you know, I don't usually use loose glitter on my cards so I decided to give my new Star Dust Stickles a try.

My card base is Rose Dark layered with a slightly smaller piece of Kiwi Kiss cardstock then paper pierced Acorn patterned paper.  The beautiful Daffidills image is from the Digi Doodle Shop and was printed on PTI White using my Epson Photo Printer then colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced around the edges then layered the image on to a slightly larger piece of Rose Dark cardstock.  I wrapped 1/4" ribbon around the image and tied a bow in front before attaching to the card base with mounting tape.

The sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Pale Plum cardstock using the Say It In Style stamp set.  To embellish the card I added two medium copper brads, one on each side of the sentiment and a button threaded with DMC White in the center of the bow.  In keeping with this weeks challenge I finished the card by adding Star Dust Stickles to the tips of the daffidills.

Hope you have a wonderful day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Daffidills (Digi Doodle Shop); Say It In Style (CTMH)
  • Paper: Rose Dark (Prism), Kiwi Kiss and Pale Plum (Stampin' Up), Acorn (BasicGrey Indian Summer Collection), and PTI White
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics: RV95, R39, YG95
  • Other: Star Dust Stickles, 1/4" Ribbon (Offray), Button, DMC White, Medium Copper Brads, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wild Flowers


Howdy, my crafty friends!  I just noticed as I was looking back at some of my recent posts that I tend to pull one color from the card I just finished and carry it into the next card I create.  It may be hard to see this on my blog since I don't always blog my cards in the same order I create them but think it is really interesting to realize how my mojo flows!

Today's card was created using this week's OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #17.  The patterned paper appealed to me because it was bright and busy and sort of wild all at the same time.  My card base is a half sheet of Riding Hood Red cardstock folded in half.  Next I cut a slightly smaller piece of PTI White and layered it with 2 x 4 and 2 7/8 x 4 pieces of patterned paper then attached it to the card base using mounting tape.

The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI White using the Flowers In Basket stamp and colored in using copic markers.  I layered it on to a slightly larger piece of Riding Hood Red cardstock, wrapped dotted ribbon around it tying a knot in front then attached it to the card base using mounting tape.  To embellish the card I added to pretty buttons threaded with DMC White.

Hope you have a wildly exciting day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Flowers In Basket (Great Impressions)
  • Paper: Riding Hood Red, PTI White and Patterned Paper
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics: E07, BG18, YG97, YG99
  • Other: Dotted Ribbon, Buttons, DMC White, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Monday, May 17, 2010

Rainy Day


Today I have a quick and easy card to share with you. The card was created for this week's OWH Stars and Stamps midweek challenge. The challenge is to create any card using this gorgeous Rainy Day digital image from Wink Wink Ink. The image comes pre-coloured or transparent. I used the pre-coloured image for this card and have to say I love the foggy sky and bright yellow rain coat. I also couldn't resist the cute froggy peaking out of the rain coat pocket.

My card base is Brocade Blue layered with a slightly smaller piece of Yoyo Yellow cardstock. Next I cut two 1 1/2 x 2 strips of Riding Hood Red cardstock and adhered them about 1" from each end of the card base. The Rainy Day image was printed on PTI White using my Epson Photo Printer and layered on to a slightly larger piece of Brocade Blue cardstock then attached to the card base using mounting tape. To embellish the card I added two red buttons threaded with DMC White.

Hope you have a wonderful day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Rainy Day (Wink Wink Ink)
  • Paper: PTI White, Brocade Blue, Yoyo Yellow, Riding Hood Red
  • Other: Buttons, DMC White and Mounting Tape

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mother's Day Bouquet


Hi, everyone, hope you are having a fantastic weekend so far! We are spending the afternoon celebrating a belated Mother's Day with my mom! She lives about 3 hours away so we are meeting half way for dinner, how sweet is that! Since I'm celebrating Mother's Day today I thought I'd wait and show you the card I'm giving her today as well.

The layout is from this week's OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #16. I simply turned the sketch on it's side. The card base is a half sheet of Pretty In Pink cardstock folded in half. Next I cut a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Whisper White cardstock and layered it with a slightly smaller piece of patterned paper. I wrapped So Saffron grosgrain ribbon around it and tied a knot in front before attaching to the case base with mounting tape.

The shadow layer is a 2 x 3 1/4 piece of Pretty In Pink cardstock layered with a slightly smaller piece of paper pierced patterned paper. Both pieces of patterned paper are from a creative pad my niece gave me for Christmas a few years ago. And yes, I horde everything but see, I do eventually use it, LOL!!!

The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Whisper White using the Sketch Flower Trio stamp and colored in using Stampin' Write Markers. I have to say that since using copic markers it is really hard to go back to using my Stampin' Write Markers. I paper pierced the edges, layered on to a slightly larger piece of Pretty In Ink cardstock and attached to the card base using mounting tape. To add some sparkle I couldn't resist adding a rhinestone at the center of each flower. To further embellish the card I added two yellow buttons threaded with DMC White.

Hope you have a beautiful day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Sketch Flower Trio (Hero Arts)
  • Paper: Pretty In Pink, Whisper White and Nellie's Garden Creative Pad (Pebbles Inc)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Creamy Caramel, Certainly Celery, Pretty In Pink
  • Other: Buttons, DMC White, Kaiser Rhinestones, Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Country Flowers


I think I just fell in love with my new favorite stamp. I'm a country girl at heart and something about this gorgeous Country Flowers digital image from the Digi Doodle Shop calls my name. Today's card was created for this weeks Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #7. The challenge is to create any card using ribbon which I love and will be the first to admit that I have a HUGE stash of ribbon. So much so that I actually took the time to sort it into containers by color some time ago.

My Country Flowers card base is a half sheet of Disclosure Couture Cardstock folded in half. Next I cut a slightly smaller piece of Sahara Sand cardstock and layered it with a 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of Pebbles patterned paper. I wrapped Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain Ribbon around it and tied the ends down on the back side. I added two Copper Decorative Brads in the upper left corner before attaching this layer to the card base with mounting tape.

The Country Flowers digital image was printed on PTI White using my Epson Photo Printer and colored in using copic markers. I paper pierced the edges then layered it on to a slightly larger piece of Disclosure cardstock before attaching to the card base using mounting tape. To embellish the card I made a pretty bow using more of the Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and poked a shimmery Leaf Trinket Pin throught the center. To finish off the card I added a sparkly butterfly embellishment next to the bow.

Hope you have a beautiful day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Country Flowers (Digi Doodle Shop)
  • Paper: Disclosure (Couture Cardstock), Sahara Sand and Pebbles Patterned Paper (Crate Paper Brook Collection)
  • Ink: Kiwi Kiss and Copics T2, T4, BG11, BG13, E44, E47, E49 and SU Blender Pen
  • Other: Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Butterfly Embellishment, Leaf Trinket Pin, Copper Decorative Brads (Making Memories), Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Cardinal Graduation


Hi everyone! You're probably wondering why this card says "Class of 2009" instead of "Class of 2010". It's because I made this graduation announcement last year for my niece's high school graduation and decided to take a photo of it to share with all of you! The image is from the "A Cardinal Christmas" stamp set by Stampin' Up. I originally ordered the stamp set to make christmas cards with but ended up using it for the graduation announcements. I choose this image because the high school mascot is a cardinal and the school colors are black, red and white.

My card base is a half sheet of Real Red cardstock folded in half.  Next I cut a slightly smaller piece of Basic Black cardstock, finished the corners using the Ticket Corner Punch then paper pierced the edges before attaching to the card base.  The image was stamped in Basic Black on Whisper White using the A Cardinal Christmas stamp set and colored in using Stampin' Write markers.  I punched the corners using the Ticket Corner Punch then layered it on to a slightly larger piece of Real Red cardstock.  I added a small black brad in three of the four corners before attaching to the card base.

The sentiment "Class of 2009" was created in Microsoft Word using round text then printed on Whisper White cardstock and punched out using the 1 1/4" Circle Punch.  I layered it on to a 1 3/8" Circle of Basic Black cardstock then Real Red punched out using the Scallop Circle Punch.  I paper pierced around the scallop and attached it to the card base using mounting tape.

Hope you're having a great week!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas (Stampin' Up)
  • Paper: Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White
  • Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Summer Sun and Garden Green
  • Other: Ticket Corner Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Paper Piercing, Small Black Brads and Mounting Tape

Monday, May 10, 2010

Just Buzzin' By


This is a card I created last summer as a "just because" card to send to the family! It is one of my favorite cards so I borrowerd it from my mother-in-law recently to take photos and post it on my blog to share with all of you!!!


My card base is a half sheet of Basic Black cardstock folded in half.  Next I cut a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Yoyo Yellow cardstock and embossed it using my Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.  I wrapped 1" Dotted Grosgrain Ribbon around this layer and taped the ends down on the back side before attaching to the card base.

The shadow layer is a piece of Basic Black layered with a slightly smaller piece of Creamy Caramel cardstock.  The image was stamped on Whisper White in Basic Black using the Just Buzzin' By stamp set and colored in using Stampin Write markers.  Using the Creative Memories Cutting System I cut out a circle and layered the image on to a slightly larger circle cut from Basic Black cardstock then attached it to the card base using mounting tape.

The bees were stamped in Basic Black on Whisper White using the same stamp set, cut out and colored using Stampin Write markers as well.  Using a 2-Way Glue Pen I highlighted the bees and bee hive with some matching yellow glitter.  I then added a bee on each side of the bee hive.  To further embellish the card I layered paper flowers and added a Clear Ripple Flower accent in the center.

Thanks for buzzin' by and hope you have a great day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Just Buzzin' By (Stampin' Up)
  • Paper: Basic Black, Yoyo Yellow, Creamy Caramel and Whisper White
  • Ink: Basic Black, Yoyo Yellow and Creamy Caramel
  • Other: Paper Flowers, 1" Dotted Grosgrain Ribbon, Clear Ripple Flower (Accent Creative Designs), Lemone Glitter, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Creative Memories Cutting System, 2-Way Glue Pen, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Buzz In The Air!


Happy Saturday, everyone! My husband had to work this morning so I thought I'd pop in and share the card I made for the Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #15. This is one of the sketches I came up with for the Spring Break Blog Hop sketch challenge. I'm sure at the time I had some brilliant idea in mind but at the moment it certainly escapes me. This is my third attempt to create a card using my own sketch, LOL!!! I modified the shadow layer a little and added a layer for the image... hoping it still looks enough like the original to count!

My card base is Basic Grey layered with a slightly smaller piece of So Saffron then red patterned paper.  Not sure what the name of the patterned paper is, I got it from my friend, Kris, when she was cleaning out her stash and switching to digital scrapbooking!  The shadow layer is a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 piece of paper pierced So Saffron cardstock layered underneath a 2 x 4 1/4 piece of paper pierced Basic Grey.  I wrapped organdy ribbon around the Basic Grey cardstock and taped the ends down on the back side before adhering it to the card base.  I made a beautiful bow from more of the same organdy ribbon and attached it using a glue dot.

The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on a 2 1/4 x 2 3/4 piece of PTI White using the Buzz In The Air! stamp set and colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced the edges and layered the image on to a slightly larger piece of Real Red cardstock before attaching to the card base with mounting tape.  I've had a couple questions about how I get such straight lines when paper piercing so I'll share my secret.  I use this handy dandy paper piercing template from Stampin' Up.  I wish they made it in a larger size but for now I just slide it down as I go if the cardstock is bigger than the template.  To finish off the card, I added a red button threaded with DMC White to the center of the bow.

Thanks for stopping by and hope your day is buzzin' with excitement!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Buzz In The Air! (Penny Black)
  • Paper: Real Red, Basic Grey, So Saffron, PTI White and Patterned Paper
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics E00, R01, R27, R29, Y21, Y26, YG17, T2, T4, B91
  • Other: Organdy Ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Button, DMC White, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

1800 Vintage Dress


If you'd asked me a week ago to create a card using a vintage image I'd probably have run the other way but this past week I played around with this gorgeous 1800 Vintage Dress 2 digital image from the Digi Doodle Shop and have to say, I LOVE IT!!!

The card was created for this week's Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #6.  The challenge was to create any card using this amazing sketch.  I don't often make square cards since I'm not able to send them to Operation Write Home so I turned the sketch on it's side then shrunk the sketch to fit a standard A2 size card and will definitely be using this sketch again.

To color the image, I used one of my favorite colors... PINK, and went with a monochromatic color scheme.  Turns out I had the same shades of pink in my cardstock stash, WHEW!!!  And my timing was perfect, after I created the card I remembered that this week's Stars and Stamps color challenge is to create any card using YOUR FAVORITE COLOR!!!  

My card base is Rose Red layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White then Pretty In Pink patterned paper from the Stampin' Up Prints Pack.  I cut a 2 x 4 1/4 strip of Regal Rose cardstock and punched one edge using the Scallop Edge Punch then wrapped grosgrain ribbon around it before attaching to the card base.  Tucked under the strip is a piece of Bravo Burgundy cardstock punched out using the Scallop Circle Punch.

The 1800 Vintage Dress digital image was printed on PTI White using my Epson Photo Printer and colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced the edges then layered on to a slightly larger piece of Rose Red cardstock before attaching to the card base using mounting tape.  To embellish the card I made a pretty bow using the same grosgrain ribbon and adhered it to the strip of ribbon using glue dots.  I added two large Kaiser Pearls along the left side of the image and finished the scallop edge at the bottom with small Kaiser Pearls.

Hope you have a wonderful day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: 1800 Vintage Dress 2 (Digi Doodle Shop)
  • Paper: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Bravo Burgundy, PTI White and Pretty In Pink Patterned Paper (Stampin' Up Prints Pack)
  • Ink: Copics Y21, R81, R83, R85 and R89
  • Other: Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Paper Piercing, Grosgrain Ribbon, Kaiser Pearls, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Gardening Bear


Hi everyone, hope your week is off to a great start! I have a super cute card to share with you today! The amazing digital image is from children's book author and illustrator, Elizabeth Dulemba.  I love the color combination I ended up with and hope you do too!

My card base is a half sheet of Not Quite Navy folded in half. Next I cut a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of PTI White and layered it with a slightly smaller piece of More Mustard patterned paper then I added a strip of Treasured Brights patterned paper along the bottom to resemble grass. I wrapped grosgrain ribbon around it and tied a bow in front before attaching to the card base.

The image was printed on PTI White using my Epson Photo Printer and colored in using copic markers. I paper pierced the edges then layered the image on to a slightly larger piece of Not Quite Navy cardstock before attaching to the card base using mounting tape. to embellish the card I added two buttons threaded with DMC White.

Hope you have a great day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Gardening Bear (Elizabeth Dulemba)
  • Paper: Not Quite Navy, PTI White, Treasured Brights (Colorbok) and More Mustard (Stampin' Up Patterns Pack)
  • Ink: Copics BG09, YG17, R08, Y26, YR24, E55, E57
  • Other: Paper Piercing, Grosgrain Ribbon (American Crafts), Buttons, DMC White, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Saturday, May 1, 2010

King Of The Jungle


I've been wanting to play with this awesome lion image for some time now and finally got the chance. My card was created for this week's Stars and Stamps "Wild Thing" theme challenge. The challenge is to create any card feauturing a wild animal that you may see at the zoo, in the jungle or on a safari. The lion is a digital image from the Digi Doodle Shop and the layout is from SCS Sketch Challenge #277.

My card base is Bordering Blue cardstock layered with a 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 piece of patterned paper then a 2 x 5 1/2 strip of distressed Garden Green cardstock. The lion image was printed on PTI White using my Epson Photo Printer then colored in using copic markers. To make the grass and sky I printed a second lion image and cut it out to use as a mask. Covering up the original image with the mask I then stamped clumps of grass below the lion in Garden Green then sponged Garden Green ink to fill in the spaces. I also sponged Bordering Blue ink above the lion to create the sky.

The 3 x 4 image was layered on to a slightly larger piece of brown felt then attached to the card base using mounting tape. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black on Bordering Blue cardstock using the Basket Full 'O Flopsey stamp set. To embellish the card I added two brown buttons threaded with Jute Twine.

Hope you have a roaring good day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: King Of The Jungle (Digi Doodle Shop), Grass (Stamps by Judith) and Basket Full 'O Flopsey (My Favorite Things)
  • Paper: Bordering Blue, Garden Green, PTI White, Felt and Patterned Paper (DCWV)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bordering Blue, Garden Green and Copics E55, E57
  • Other: Buttons, Jute Twine (PTI), Edge Distresser, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape