Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Snow Bear

Hello! Found a few challenges that I could combine for a Christmas/winter card today! Had a hard time getting a decent picture of it though, it's very overcast here today. My card is really sparkly, I used lots of stickles for the snow. Since I wanted to use stickles I had to use versafine ink seems if I use memento that the stickles makes the lines run/blur?? Anyone else notice that problem when using stickles?? Anyway since I used versafine I used my Prisma color pencils on my image and dug out my chalks to color my sky. I added some glossy accent to the bears nose and buttons. It turned out really cute!! Thanks for stopping by!!

~ Challenges ~
Charisma Cardz ~ Anything Goes
Raise the Bar ~ Bundled Up
Card Patterns ~ Sketch #83
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Snowflakes in September
Secret Crafter ~ Purple & Silver
Just Cute Bears ~ Swirls & Bling
Paper Playtime ~ Water (rain, snow, ice)

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ PSX Snow Bear
Paper ~ Concord Crush, Almost Amethyst, Silver, White, DP
Ink ~ Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories ~ Ribbon, Rhinestones, various snowflake punches, Divine Swirl CB folder, Stickles, Circle Nesties, Prisma Color Pencils, Chalks, Glossy Accents

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Give Thanks

Hello!! Tired of seeing fall cards yet??!! I love working with fall images/colors! Hope to start mixing it a little more though. Need to get started on those Christmas cards! I'm pretty sure this is a Northwoods image?? I got it through WRAK on SCS. Thanks for stopping by!!

~ Challenges ~
Stampin Bee's ~ Paper Piercing
Stamp Something ~ Fall Colors
Speedy the Cat & Friends ~ Use a Pumpkin

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Northwoods
Paper ~ Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Always Artichoke, DP
Ink ~ Black, Soft Suede
Accessories ~ Buttons, Twine, Ribbon, EK Success punch, paper piercer

Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Harvest

Hello Happy Friday! I have another fall card to share with you today, not one of my favorites but I guess we can't like them all right?? I had some scraps of DP on my desk and came up with this layout to use them up. I feel like something is missing but not sure what? Oh well! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

~ Challenges ~
Cards for Men ~ Transport
SCS Free for All ~ Scallops

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Stampin Up Loads of Love, PTI (sentiment)
Paper ~ Soft Suede, Scarlet Jewel, Pumpkin Pie, Frances Meyer DP's Autumn Wheat and Autumn Splash
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Chai
Accessories ~ Bangle Bling, Oval nesties, Petite Oval nesties

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Goodbye Summer

Hello! Well since today is the last day of summer I thought I'd make a summery card. It sure is a warm day here, near 90! Found several challenges using punches this week, gave me a chance to use my new Daisy chain punch, LOVE this punch! I also used another new embossing folder from the craft show I was at the other weekend. This one is by Crafts-Too also and called Butterflies, Love it! It gives a clear and deep embossed image, I even like the depossed side. I have one more new one from them to try yet. This card also uses my much neglected Prisma colored pencils, since I've discovered Copics they don't get used very often. I do like the softness of them on this card though, guess I need to use them more often! Challenges and supplies used is listed below. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy this last day of summer!!

~Challenges ~
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge ~ Colored Pencils only
Allsorts Challenge ~ 3 Punches
Penny Black at Allsorts ~ Punch Away (must use a PB image)
A Spoonful of Sugar ~ Anything goes
Mercy's Tuesday Sketch ~ #92
Flutterby Wednesday ~ ALL Things Winged

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Penny Black Butterfly Bear
Paper ~ Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, Gable Green, Soft Sky, BG Euphoria DP
Ink ~ Versafine Black Onyx, Soft Sky, Spun Sugar
Accessories ~ EK Success Scalloped Scallop punch & Daisy Chain Punch, MS Butterfly Punch, Crafts Too Butterflies embossing folder, Pearls, Oval Nesties

Monday, September 20, 2010

Snow Friends

Hello! This is the card that I made for the Repeat Impressions sketch challenge! This was a fun sketch and I think I'll be using it again! I Love snowman and this is one of my favorite snowman stamps! It's by Inkadinkado. I used my new snowflake embossing folder from Crafts-Too that I got at a stamp show last weekend. I highlighted the snowman and snowflakes with my Sakura clear glitter pen, it's sparkly but hard to get it to show in the photo. I think I might have to make another in non Christmas colors for a Winter card! Thanks for stopping by!

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Inkadinkado, Snow Friends
Paper ~ Pure Poppy, Black, White
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories ~ Crafts-Too embossing folder, MS Snowflake punch, Square nesties, Rectangle nesties, Rhinestones, Sakura clear glitter pen

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fall Memories

Hello! This months's Gina K's Design team challenge is Favorite Fall Memories. One lucky person will enjoy a prize package of Gina K. Designs stamps from the upcoming release and will be invited to join the Center Stage to create projects for the preview party, release party and blog hops this month!

I Love Fall! One of my favorite memories is of Acorns! My boys Loved playing with Acorns when they were little. They'd haul them around in the their Little Tikes dump trucks and Tractor Trailer. Not to count the numerous ones I'd find in the wash machine that they had left in their pockets! They are teenagers now and I'll still find an occasional one in the laundry, leftover from the acorn "wars" they have with their Dad! Boys will be Boys!! Thanks for walking down memory lane with me!

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Gina K So Grateful, Inkadinkado $1 set
Paper ~ Soft Suede, Scarlet Jewel, So Saffron
Ink ~ Adirondak Pitch Black, Soft Suede, Barely Banana
Accessories ~ CB folder, Circle Nesties, Brads

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Pumpkin Fun!

Hello! I just LOVE this Chrissy Armstrong digi stamp from Sqigglefly! The name of this one is Roger & Jo's Pumpkin Fun (my DH's name is Roger and my name starts with a J and we LOVE cats so it's the perfect image for me!) I am starting to feel like I'm finally getting the hang of my copic markers. I had fun shading in this pumpkin! I used my Sakura clear glitter pen over the leaves for some added sparkle. Thanks for dropping by!

~ Challenges ~
Squigglefly ~ Playing Favorites (fav sqigglefly image)
Stamp Something ~ Use a digi
Taylored Expressions Sketch challenge
Sundays with Chrissy ~ Sparkle & Shine

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Sqigglefly digi by Chrissy Armstrong, Roger & Jo's Pumpkin Fun
Paper ~ Pumpkin Pie, Black, White, Dasiy D's DP
Ink ~ printer
Accessories ~ EK Success paw print punch, Ribbon, Rhinestones, Sakura Clear glitter pen, Copics

Birthdays are the best

Hello! Took a little break from Fall cards today! I've had this button panel assembled and laying on my desk for several months and decided it was time to make something with it! Went searching for some challenges and came up with some ideas and it all kinda fell together, Love when that happens! I got to use up some of the crocheted butterflies that I made up last summer too! I softly sponged some grass and sky on my image. I'm happy with how it turned out! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend, it's supposed to be a Beautiful one here in south central PA!

~ Challenges ~
Paper Sundaes ~ 3 different embellishments (Bling, Butterflies & Buttons)
Belli Challenge ~ B Themed embellishments (Bling, Butterflies & Buttons)
Flutterby Wednesday ~ Butterfly, Fairy or Angel
Cute Card Thursday ~ A Tweet & a Flutter ( use a bird or butterfly)
Stamps ~ PTI Blooming Button Bits
Paper ~ Metallic Pomergrante, Pink, Spring Moss, BG Lemonade DP
Ink ~ Ripe Avocado, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue
Accessories ~ MS border Punch, Crocheted Butterflies, Buttons, Rhinestones, Oval nesties

Friday, September 17, 2010

Colors of Fall

Hello! Today's card uses flowersoft. I like the texture it gives your card. I went for a mid fall look with some of the leaves already fallen and added some to the ground. The leaves haven't started to change here yet but it's just around the corner. Love the colors of fall! The pumpkin border is softly sponged for some depth and raised up with foam tape. Thanks for stopping by and have a greet weekend!

~ Challenges ~
Incy Wincy Challenge ~ Autumn Colors
Pollycraft Challenge ~ Autumn Colors
Creative Card Crew ~ Fall or Autumn
Flowersoft Challenge ~Fall Fun

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ SU Lovely as a Tree, TPC Studio Autumn Harvest(sentiment)
Paper ~ Dark Chocolate, Cream, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Barely Banana
Ink ~ Versafine Vintage Sepia
Accessories ~ Flowersoft, CB folders Swiss dots, Divine swirls & Diamonds in the Rough, SU Photo Corner Punch, MS Pumpkin Border Punch

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fall Friendship

Hello! Today's card uses the cracked glass technique. This is only the 2nd time that I have ever done this technique. I will say it goes much better when you have the right embossing powder!! I think I need to practice a little more. I have listed the Challenges this card is for below. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

~ Challenges ~
JUGS Challenge ~ Cracked Glass
Speedy the Cat & Friends ~ Fall Colors
Allsorts Challenge ~ Colors of Autumn
A Spoonful of Sugar ~ Fall into Autumn Color Challenge Orange, Brown, Yellow, Red & Purple
ABC Challenge ~ D is for Distressing
Freshly Brewed Challenge ~ DARE = Distress, Autumn, Ribbon( i used twine hope thats ok!), & Embellishments

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Justrite Autumn Blessings
Paper ~ Marigold Morning, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, Scarlet Jewel, Rustic White, DCVW DP
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress inks
Accessories ~ Bangle Bling, Twine, Leaf Brad, Embossing Powder

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Autumn's Flower

I'm back again with a CAS Fall card this time. I had won some Just for Fun rubber stamps recently and just had to pick this awesome Oak leaf as one of them! I stamped them in brown and then sponged over them in fall colors before cutting them out. I wrapped the panel with twine and used my bow-easy to make my bow. I love this sentiment for Fall cards! The leaves with soon be changing here, the nights are starting to get pretty chilly! Thanks for stopping by!!!

~ Challenges ~
SCS Ways to Use it ~ Twine
Crafty Cardmakers ~ Clean & Simple
Freshly Brewed Challenge ~ Brown ( a little or alot)
Paper Play ~ Autumn is Comin'

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Just for Fun rubber stamps Oak Leaf, TPC Studio Autumn Harvest(sentiment)
Paper ~ SU Early Espresso, Gina K Pumpkin Spice, PTI Cream
Ink ~ Versafine Vintage Sepia, Soft Suede, Apricot Appeal, Barley Banana, Ruby Red
Accessories ~ EK Success Scalloped Scallop punch, twine, rhinestones

Autumn Sunflower

Hello! I meant to get this card posted yesterday but time just got away from me. I wanted to use this striped DP and to make it fit the sketch I had to cut a little off the card base to make it work, so I ended up with a odd shaped card (not quite square) but I like how it turned out. Info on challenges and supplies used is below. Thanks for stopping by!

~ Challenges ~
Stamp TV ~ Sketch
Speedy the Cat & Friends ~ 5 of Something (brads)
Ooh La La Challenge ~ Stripes

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ GinaK Autumn Beauty
Paper ~ Gina K ~ Dark Chocolate, Pumpkin Spice, Soft Sand, Creative Inspirations DP, Rustic White
Ink ~ Adirondak Pitch Black, Soft Suede, Chamomile & Chai
Accessories ~ Brads, SU Word Window & Label Punch, Label 4 nesties

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Be my Friend

Hello! Taking a little break from Fall cards today! A friend stamped me some of these sentiments to play with, Thanks Stacy!! It kinda reminds me of the footprints in the sand sentiment so I went with a beach theme for my card. I picked up this roll of blue crafting mesh at a yard sale this summer for something like .10, now I need to come up with some more ideas to use it! I'm thinking maybe some lighthouse or boat cards too?? The white background piece was embossed with my impressabilities sea scape die. I softly sponged around the shell punced border and raised up the panel with some foam tape. Thanks for stopping by!!

~ Challenges ~
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Sentiment (main focus)
Speedy the Cat & Friends ~ Friendship card
Fab 'n' Funky ~ Living in a material world (use a type of fabric ect)

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Penny Black Be my Friend
Paper ~ Sahara Sand, White, Black
Ink ~ Black, Not Quite Navy
Accessories ~ Impressabilities Sea Scape, MS shells border and corner punches, mesh, foam tape