Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sleeping Cat


Hi everyone!  Today is a very exciting yet sad day for me.  It is exciting because today is Thursday which means I get to share another fabulous Digi Doodle Shop image with all of you yet it is very sad because it is my last week as a Design Team Member with the Digi Doodle Shop's Best!  This was my first DT experience and I've loved every minute of it!   A HUGE thanks to Judy and Joy for their wonderful images, to Kym and Harriet for being the best DT coordinators and to the design team for making this such an enjoyable and fun experience!!! 

This week we were challenged to bring our card to life by making it dimensional in some way.  I decided to go with my favorite method which is to raise the image up with mounting tape.  The beautiful Sleeping Cat is another favorite digital image from the Digi Doodle Shop.

My layout was inspired by Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #88.  The light brown, dark brown and rust colored cardstock are all Bazzill.  Although it is hard to tell in this photo I distressed the edges of the light and dark brown cardstock used for the shadow layers.  The patterned paper is from Creative Imaginations. 

The image was printed on PTI Vintage Cream and colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced around the edges of the image and attached it to the card base using mounting tape.  To embellish the card I layered paper flowers and added a button threaded with DMC Ivory in the center.  I added two smaller buttons threaded with DMC Ivory in the opposite corner.

Hope you have a wonderful day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Sleeping Cat (Digi Doodle Shop)
  • Paper: Light Brown, Dark Brown and Rust cardstock (Bazzill), Creative Imaginations Patterned Paper, PTI Vintage Cream
  • Ink: Copics E43, E44, E47, E49, E07, E09
  • Other: Buttons, DMC Ivory, Bazzill Flower, Essentials Flower, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Edge Distresser, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tea Party


Hi everyone!!!  I wish I could take the day off and invite you all over for a tea party!  I'd serve lattes (my favorite is Chai Tea Latte) and caramel rolls!  What a wonderful thought!!!

The layout for my tea party card was inspired by Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #86.  My Tea Party image is a digital stamp from KLM Digi Stamps.  In my vision of a tea party there would be a lovely table cloth on the table so I colored the image this way although now I'm thinking what I colored as the table cloth is just really the table top, LOL!!!

Both the light and dark cardstock as well as the patterned paper are from a DCWV paper pack I got at JoAnn's a long time ago.  The blue cardstock is Bazzill.  The image was printed on PTI White and colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced around the edges of the image and the shadow layer.  To embellish the card I added a bow made from organdy ribbon and some antique gold flower brads.

Hope you have a wonderful day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Tea Party (KLM Digi Stamps)
  • Paper: Light and Dark Purple Cardstock (DCWV), Blue Cardstock (Bazzill), Patterned Paper (DCWV) and PTI White
  • Ink: Copics B12, V06, RV91, RV93, RV95, E00, E43, E44, E47
  • Other: Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Organdy Ribbon, Antique Gold Flower Brads, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Mary Margaret


Hi everyone, meet Mary Margaret, the Teacher's Pet!  Mary Margaret is a beautiful digital image from Michelle Perkett Studios. Isn't she just gorgeous!!! It took me a few tries of coloring her hair before I was able to master shading but I'm really pleased with how wonderful she turned out! After I finished the card I realized I wanted the apple green to make it pop more but was too lazy to print out another image just for that so red it is, LOL!!!

My card base is PTI Berry Sorbet (love this color) layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White then Kiwi Kiss and a 1 1/2 strip of patterned paper.  I have a thing about straight edges so I wrapped some 1/8" white ribbon to cover up the edge of the patterned paper.  The image was printed on PTI White and colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced around the edges and layered the image on to a slightly larger piece of PTI Berry Sorbet before attaching to the card base with mounting tape.  To embellish the card I added a tiny bow and some white pearls.

Hope you are having a great weekend!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Mary Margaret (Michelle Perkett Studios)
  • Paper: Kiwi Kiss, PTI White and Berry Sorbet, Emma Patterned Paper (BasicGrey Olivia Collection)
  • Ink: Copics E00, E43, E44, YG95, R32, R37
  • Other: White Ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, White Pearls, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Clown


I think I'm a clown for clowns, LOL!!!  My girlfriend from work calls me a monkey though... basically the same thing, right!  Today's card was created using the Flower Pot Fred stamp from KLM Digi Stamps.  A must have for any stamping collection!  My layout was inspired by the Sketch Saturday Week #116 sketch challenge.  I flipped the sketch upright to fit my image and completely went to town on this one.

The card base is Close To Cocoa layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White then Haystack patterned paper.  The shadow layers are distressed Brilliant Blue, So Saffron and Baja Breeze cardstock.  The image was printed on PTI White and colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced around the edges of the image then layered it on to a slightly larger piece of Close To Cocoa cardstock before attaching to the card base with mounting tape. 

The sentiment is from the Clearly Basic Greetings I stamp set from KLM Digi Stamps.  I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI White then cut it down to fit beside the image.  To embellish the card I added So Saffron ribbon, a brown corduroy button and two yellow buttons threaded with DMC White.

Hope you have lots of fun clowning around today!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Flower Pot Fred and Clearly Basic Greetings I (KLM Digi Stamps)
  • Paper: Close To Cocoa, Brilliant Blue, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, PTI White and Haystack (Piggy Tales, Little Boy Blue Collection)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics E00, E11, E55, E47, B97, BG72
  • Other: Twill Ribbon, Corduroy Button (Stampin' Up), Yellow Buttons, DMC White, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Edge Distresser, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Thursday, September 23, 2010

My Love Affair With Tulips


Hi everyone!  Welcome back for another week with the Digi Doodle Shop's Best!  This week we were challenged to do some wet or dry embossing!  This is right up my alley because I love dry embossing with the Cuttlebug Embossing Folders.

For today's card I used the Textile Embossing Folder on both the Old Olive and Regal Rose cardstock in the background.  I cut the cardstock into fourths then placed them in opposite corners.  I also changed things up a bit by rounding the opposite corners on both the shadow layer and image.  They do say that opposites attract... either that or I'm in bad need of a V8 juice, LOL!!!

The beautiful image is one you've seen me use over and over again! The Tulips are a ditital image from the Digi Doodle Shop and yes, I'm on a mission to see how many colors I'm able to color these lovely tulips. Let's just say I"m having a love affair with them!!!

Hope you have a beautiful day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Tulip (Digi Doodle Shop)
  • Paper: Basic Black, Old Olive, Regal Rose and PTI White
  • Ink: Copics Y02, R83, R85, YG93, YG97
  • Other: Textile Embossing Folder, Corner Rounder Punch, 5/8" Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Button, DMC White, Kaiser Rhinestones, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hummingbird Glory


Hi everyone!  Today's card pairs a new sketch challenge with one of my favorite stamp and paper combinations. The sketch is from the OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #35. Super easy and definitely a keeper. The image is a digital stamp from Bugaboo Stamps and the gorgeous patterned paper is Sundance Stripe from My Minds Eye.

My card base is Chocolate Chip layered with a slightly smaller piece of Turquoise then Sundance Stripe patterned paper. I added my signature paper piercing around the edges of the image then layered it on to Chocolate Chip cardstock before attaching to the card base with mounting tape. The shadow layer is simply a strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock and the beautiful orange gems are a must have from Wal-mart.

Hope you have wonderful day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Hummingbird Vase (Bugaboo Stamps)
  • Paper: Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up), PTI White, Turquoise and Sundance Stripe Patterned Paper (My Minds Eye)
  • Ink: Copics BG18, YG13, E47, YR14, YR18
  • Other: Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Large Gems, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Monday, September 20, 2010

Ghosts and Pumpkins


Card A - embossing

I love all the cards I've seen lately with sparkle and shine on them so I've been on a mission to see how I too could add sparkle and shine on my cards without using loose glitter.  The image I decided to go with is this super cute FREEBIE digital stamp from KLM Digi Stamps.  For my first attempt I went with embossing (Card A).  I rubbed the edges of the cardstock in Versamark Ink then dabbed it in black embossing powder that has some really cool glitter in it and heat set it. 

This did not go over so well... I don't mean my card but that for someone who tries so hard not to use glitter I sure made a big mess of things.  I was heat setting the edges and wanted more light so I moved under the light on my desk and WHOOSH!!!... embossing powder flew everywhere.  Yeah, like the goose I am I wasn't paying attention and aimed the heat gun right into the container of embossing powder.  I'm sure I'll be cleaning that up for weeks.  Just hoping OWH doesn't start returning all my cards for having flecks of glitter on them.

Card B - distressing and stickles

So, for my next attempt I dug out some sponges and stickles (Card B).  I distressed the edges of the cardstock first with black ink then added a layer of clear stickles.  This was a LOT less messy and super easy.  Now I just have to develop some patience to wait for all the layers to dry before assembling.  I actually love the look both techniques add to the card but wanted to share both cards with you to see what you think.  Soooo, if you have a few moments to leave a comment... I'd love to know which you prefer... Card A or Card B?

I asked my husband what he thought (not always a wise thing) and he chose Card B with the distressing and stickles so I submitted that card for this this week's Stamps R Us halloween challenge.  And since I had all my Halloween supplies out it sure didn't take very long to get sucked into making more Hallowen cards but those will have to wait for another time.

Hope you have a sparkly good day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Ghosts and Pumpkins (KLM Digi Stamps) and Boo! (A Muse Artstamps)
  • Paper: Only Orange, Classic White (Flourishes), and Cobweb Patterned Paper
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics T2, Y15, YG03, YR04, YR07, YR09
  • Other: Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder, Sponge, Clear Stickles, Black Pearls (Kaiser) and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Spring Flowers


Hi everyone!  This is another card I made with the BasicGrey Pherris Wheel patterned paper that I'm just now getting around to blogging!  I love this Spring Flowers stamp from Great Impressions because it is perfect for adding lots and lots of bling!  I even got a little bling HAPPY and punched out two small flowers to fill up some of the white space and couldn't resist adding a couple more bling!

Hope you have a wonderful day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Spring Flowers (Great Impressions)
  • Paper: Night Of Navy, Blush Blossom, PTI White and Pherris Wheel (BasicGrey, Aged and Confused)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics R30 and G82
  • Other: 3/8" White Grosgrain Ribbon, Arch Lattice Punch (Martha Stewart), Kaiser Rhinestones, Flower Punch, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Happy Turtle


I don't know about you but this card really makes me smile!  Something about the Happy Turtle lounging on his back... waving... with that big'ol smile on his face!  Way too cute for me to resist!  My card today is pretty simple but I love it none the less! 

The Happy Turtle is a digital image from KLM Designs.  The light and dark brown cardstock I used is from a DCWV paper pack I picked up at JoAnn's some time ago.  The patterned paper is from the Colorbox Treasured Brights paper pack I got at Wal-Mart.  I distressed the edges of the patterned paper and paper pierced around the image to add some texture to the card.

Hope you have a happy day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Happy Turtle (KLM Designs)
  • Paper: Light and Dark Brown Cardstock (DCWV), PTI White and Green Patterned Paper (Colorbok, Treasured Brights)
  • Ink: Copics YG11, YG17, YG67, E43, E44, E47
  • Other: Edge Distresser (CTMH) , Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack (Stampin' Up), Medium Brads (CTMH) and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Autumn Acorns


Hi everyone!  It's Thursday today so you know what that means!  Today though you are in for a nice surprise because this week the Digi Doodle Shop's Best are having an ANYTHING GOES special challenge.  And the fun doesn't stop there...  ALL winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) will receive a prize this week, YIPEE!!!  To play along in this week's challenge simply choose one of the 3 FREE images on the challenge blog and create a special project! 

For my card creation this week I chose the Acorn image and paired it with this beautiful Autumn Blaze patterned paper from the Paper Loft.  I love the rounded look of the Acorns so I decided to surround the image with scallops.  The flower I selected is a little darker brown than the patterned paper but it was the closest I had so I went with it!  Autumn reminds me of the Thanksgiving table so I couldn't resist adding a little lace below the image and some matching pearls.
 
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you play along with us this week!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Acorn (Digi Doodle Shop)
  • Paper: Really Rust, River Rock, PTI White and Autumn Blaze (Paper Loft)
  • Ink: Copics YG91, YG95, E13, E15, E39, E47, E53
  • Other: Corner Rounder Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Classic and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, White Lace (American Crafts), Flower, Button, DMC White, White Pearl Flowers (Accent Creative Designs), Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Berry Sorbet Flowers


Hi everyone!  Today's card was inspired by this week's OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #33.  I love this sketch because the layers are off center which I wouldn't think to do on my own.
 
My card base is Berry Sorbet layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White then Kiwi Kiss cardstock.  I seem to make all my card bases with three layers of cardstock lately, hmmm! The shadow layeres are Berry Sorbet and Emma patterned paper. 

The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI White using the Angels In A Vase stamp and colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced the edges then layered the image on to a slightly larger piece of Berry Sorbet before attaching to the card base with mounting tape.  To embellish the card I added a bow and two large gems.

Hope you have a beautiful day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Angels In A Vase (Hero Arts)
  • Paper: Kiwi Kiss, PTI White and Berry Sorbet, Emma Patterned Paper (Basicgrey Olivia Collection)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics E55, YG95, R32, R37
  • Other: Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Stampin' Up), Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Gems, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Monday, September 13, 2010

God Is Just A Prayer Away


Just a heads up but you might want to sit down for this... I broke out of the mold and actually tried something new today!!!  I have all these challenges rolling around inside my head from updating my Feline Playful blog and a couple of them just popped right out! 

So today's card was inspired by the Try Something New challenge over at Charisma Cardz and the something new is this totally cool Cracked Class Technique featured on SCS but is also for the challenge going on this week at Just Us Girls!

My husband is always telling me I should do more embossing although once I showed him my card I don't think this is quite what he had in mind, LOL!!!  The adorable image is another digital stamp from Sliekje Digi Stamps called God Is Just A Prayer Away!  I'm loving all of Sliekje's images and just can't seem to get enough of them!!! 


I wanted the image to look like it was in a photo frame with cracked glass so I layered it on some Chocolate Chip cardstock die cut and embossed using my Classic Scalloped Rectangles Nestabilities.  I didn't want to take too much focus away from the image so I only added two buttons for embellishments and look, no paper piercing!!!  I think that in itself should count as something new, LOL!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: God Is Just A Prayer Away (Sliekje Digi Stamps)
  • Paper: Chocolate Chip, Glossy Silver Cardstock, PTI White and Bashful Blue Patterned Paper (Stampin' Up Prints Pack)
  • Ink: VersaMark and Copics E00, E11, E74, E77, E79, B91, B93, B95, B97
  • Other: Classic and Scalloped Rectangles Nestabilities, Buttons, DMC White, Amazing Glaze (Judi Kins), Heat Gun, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Aged and Confused


Some days that's how I feel... aged and confused!  I actually picked that for a title though because it is the name of my patterned paper, LOL!!!  Today's card was created simply to use up the rest of this Ferris Wheel patterned paper from BasicGrey you keep seeing show up from time to time on my blog.  The image is Daisy Vase from Bugaboo Stamps.

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Daisy Vase (Bugaboo Stamps)
  • Paper: Night Of Navy, PTI White, DCWV Pink and Ferris Wheel Patterned Paper (BasicGrey, Aged and Confused Collection)
  • Ink: Copics R20, R22, B97, B99, Y11, Y28, YG93
  • Other: Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Scallop Edge Punch, Buttons, DMC White, 3/8" White Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Flower Pot Fred


OMG, I'm soooo happy it is Saturday today!!! I'm excited to share that my card today is being featured on the Stamps R Us Challenge Blog for the create a child's birthday card challenge.  I had lots and lots of fun creating this card!  Flower Pot Fred is another clown acrylic stamp set from KLM Designs.  I tried to go with a masculine theme for Fred but he was just too cute and I ended up with more of a girly card, oh well! 

The layout was inspired by The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #69.  The patterned paper is from a Roam Paper Pad by K&Company that I've had for several years now.  I used brown cardstock from Bazzill and So Saffron from Stampin' Up. 

The gorgeous strip down the side was die cut from Wild Wasabi using the Fleur De Lis Borderabilities die.  To embellish the card I added some Wild Wasabi Grosgrain Ribbon, paper flowers and pretty dew drops.

Hope you have a fabulous day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Flower Pot Fred (KLM Designs)
  • Paper: Brown cardstock (Bazzill), So Saffron and Wild Wasabi (Stampin' Up), PTI White and Roam Patterned Paper Pad (K&Company)
  • Ink: Copics E00, E11, E17, E47, Y21, G82, G85
  • Other: Fleur De Lis Borderabilities, Paper Flowers (Essentials), Sunflower Dew Drops, 3/8" Wild Wasabi Grosgrain Ribbon (Stampin' Up), Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sleeping Kitten


Hi everyone!  This is one of those images you know you have to make a card with as soon as you see it!  The kitten looks so cute and just like my Buddy when he sleeps with his leg and tail hanging over.  Although my Buddy isn't a kitten anymore, he is 14 years now and 20 pounds... yes, a big boy!  I created today's card for this week's challenge over at the Digi Doodle Shop's Best.  The challenge is to use a charm somewhere on your project although I must confess I'm not exactly sure what a charm is so if I'm way off base here please pretend you see a charm somewhere on my card!

All the cardstock and patterned paper used in making my card are from an old DCWV paper pack I got at JoAnn's years ago and really don't know what the colors are but I love them together and thought the stripes went really well with the ruffles in the image! The Sleeping Kitten is a digital image from the Digi Doodle Shop. I printed the image on PTI White then colored it in using copic markers. It is hard to tell in the photo but I die cut and embossed the image and mat layer with Classic and Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities.

Hope you have a great day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Sleeping Kitten (Digi Doodle Shop)
  • Paper: Cardstock and Striped Patterned Paper (DCWV), PTI White
  • Ink: Copics E43, E44, B12, RV93, RV95, V06
  • Other: Classic and Scalloped Rectangles Nestabilites, Gold Charms, Tombo Mono Multi and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Birthday, OWH!!!


Today's card is very special because it brings together two groups that are both very dear to my heart, Operation Write Home and Stamps R Us.  As most of you already know, Operation Write Home sends blank handmade greeting cards to our nation's armed forces for them to write home on as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.  I proudly support Operation Write Home because after my husband and I graduated from high school he served for four years in the army while I attended college.

Being in Minnesota while he was first in Korea then New York made it very hard to see him so we wrote to each other almost every day!  For those serving overseas this is challenging as they don't have military PX stores to supply paper and pens.  Although my husband is home safe and sound now knowing that there are others out there proudly serving brings back memories.  As a cardmaker I'm able to support those currently serving by sending my handmade cards to Operation Write Home so they too are able to keep in touch with home.

In support of Operation Write Home a very special group of ladies I met on SCS recently started a challenge blog, Stamps R Us, and are dedicating this week's challenge to OWH in honor of all those who are serving.  All you have to do is create any A2 size (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) children's birthday card with NO glitter and mail it to one of the Operation Write Home shippers then enter your card in the challenge for a chance to win some great prizes!!! 

My card today is being featured on the Stamps R Us challenge blog and was created using this week's OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #34.  The cute little boy holding the kitten is a digital image called Best Friends from Sliekje Digi Stamps.  She creates the most beautiful images and shares them with everyone for free!

My card base is Baja Breeze layered with PTI White cardstock then Little Boy patterned paper from the Piggy Tales, Little Boy Blue Collection.  The shadow layers are Close To Cocoa and So Saffron. 

Since it is a little boy card I distressed the edges of the shadow layers and the image to make it look all rough and tough!!!  Per my husband, no ribbon, flowers or anything cutsie is allowed on boy cards but I was able to squeak by these corduroy brads.

Hope you have a fantastic day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Best Friends (Sliekje Digi Stamps) and Happy Birthday (Penny Black)
  • Paper: Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Close To Cocoa, PTI White and Little Boy Patterned Paper (Piggy Tales, Little Boy Blue Collection)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics E00, E11, E47, E55, E57, R30, BG72, BG75, B97, B99
  • Other: Edge Distresser, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Buttons (Stampin' Up) and mounting tape
CHALLENGES:

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Morning Glory


The image I used in creating today's card was actually stamped and colored some time ago!  The image is too large for a standard A2 size card so I've been waiting for the perfect layout to make a square card!  I'm sorry I didn't note where I found this sketch (it was a couple weeks ago) but I wanted to share it none the less since it's the inspiration behind today's card!  I turned the sketch on it's side then replaced the text with some ribbon and a bow.

My card base measures 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 and is Chocolate Chip layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White then Real Red Patterned Paper from the Stampin' Up Patterns Pack.  The shadow layer is distressed Certainly Celery cardstock. 

The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI White and colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced the edges then layered it on to a slightly larger but longer piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock so I had room to add some silk ribbon below the image.  To embellish the card I added two clear gems in each corner.

Hope you have a wonderful day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Morning Soft (Stampin' Up)
  • Paper: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Real Red, PTI White and Real Red Patterned Paper (Stampin' Up Patterns Pack)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics R29, R39, G82, YG63, E77
  • Other: Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Edge Distresser (CTMH), 5/8" Real Red Silk Ribbon (Stampin' Up), Gems (Wal-Mart), Tombow Multi Mono Adhesive and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Thank you for caring!


Hi everyone!  Somewhere in all my online surfing I saw a card where the sentiment was used as flower stems so I thought I'd give it a try!  The inspirational card was much better and the idea is absolutely brilliant but I'm not so sure this card is a favorite of mine although it is growing on me.  The color combination was actually inspired by the design on my paper cutter, LOL!!!  Gotta take inspiration where it strikes!!!  The sentiments and flowers are from the Decorative Circles I acrylic stamp set from KLM Digital Designs.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a fantastic day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Decorative Circles I (KLM Digital Designs)
  • Paper: Going, Gray, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi and PTI White
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Other: Grass Punch (Martha Stewart), Scallop Edge Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch (Stampin' Up), Ribbon, Buttons, DMC White, Kaiser Pearls, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Birds and Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Thursday, September 2, 2010

With All My Heart


Hi everyone! Already it's time for another challenge with the Digi Doodle Shop's Best. This week we were challenged to use a seniment on our projects! For me this is a HUGE challenge since I rarely plan for sentiments on any of my cards. The gorgeous Poppy & Bud is a digital stamp from the Digi Doodle Shop. The sentiment is from Verve Stamps Flirty Phrases sentiment set.

Hope you have a beautiful day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Poppy & Bud (Digi Doodle Shop) and Flirty Phrases (Verve Stamps)
  • Paper: Night Of Navy, PTI White, Pink Cardstock (DCWV) and Ferris Wheel Patterned Paper (Basicgrey Aged & Confused Collection)
  • Ink: Copics R20, R22, YG93, YG97
  • Other: Classic Rectangles Small Nestabilities, Classic Scalloped Rectangles Small Nestabilities, 3/8" White Grosgrain Ribbon, Button, DMC White, Word Window Punch, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape 
CHALLENGES: