Monday, April 29, 2013

Hello Zoo Buddies


Second post for me today.  For my Sassy Studio post, please scroll down one.  Today I have a cute little guy card I put together using Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company newest set called Zoo Friends.

The images are stamped in memento tuxedo black onto white card stock then colored using prismacolor markers with tumbled glass distress ink stippled for the sky and Adirondack lettuce ink for the grass.  After layering the main image, I adhered everything onto a mahogany card with Die Cuts With A View Animal Crackers designer paper before adding a cut out giraffe, faux brads, twill tape, and a punched out oval saying.

Challenges entered:
SpeedyTV Inspirational Challenge - IC#8 Wreaths

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: MFP Zoo Friends, Scenic Selections
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Adirondack Lettuce
Card Stock: White, Black, Mahogany, DCWV Animal Crackers Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brush, Small Hole Punch, Oval Punch, Pop Dots, Twill Tape, 2-Way Glue Pen

Pink Ribbons For Mom


Hello and welcome.  This is a hard post to write.  Today I am sharing a card I made for my mom using Sassy Studio Designs Support A Cause digital image and Think Pink sentiments from last years October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

After downloading and coloring my image, I layered the image and sentiments using pixie pink card stock before dry embossing a light pink panel then adding a scrap border left over from punching a couple of light mauve borders.  The only embellishments I added were some faux brads, a punched pink ribbon, and a pink marker spritzed over the main image.

Challenges entered:

Sassy Studio - DTBST #174
Link Up For Pink #9
PCP Cuttlebug Challenge #161
Love To Create Challenge #63 - Punches or Dies

Now the reason this post is hard to write, my mom lost her battle with breast cancer 19 years ago next month on May 19th.  She was only 41 - way to young to go.  So I have decided to make cards to help support and encourage others fighting cancer in memory of my mom.  Mom, I hope you like it.  I will be putting this one aside to mail off the MD Anderson Cancer Center during the yearly SCS card drive.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: SSD Support A Cause Digi, Think Pink Sentiments
Card Stock: White, Pixie Pink, Pretty In Pink, Mauve Scrap
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Pixie Pink Marker, Color Spritzer Tool, Small Hole Punch, 2-Way Glue Pen, Ribbon Punch, Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Pop Dots, Glue Dots

Monday, April 22, 2013

Lavender Vase


Hello and welcome to another week.  Today I am sharing a clean and simple (CAS) card I made for this week's Addicted To CAS #11 - Flowers challenge using a retired Stampin Up! set that needed to see some ink.

I stamped the vase from Vases in Vogue in memento tuxedo black once onto a smaller card as well onto a piece of scrap card stock before stamping the lavender flowers.  Once all the images were stamped, I pulled out my koh-i-noor pencils and blender marker then got to coloring before cutting out the extra vase to adhere over the lavender stems.  After the card was finished, I stamped and colored a matching envelope.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: Stampin Up! Vases In Vogue
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Card Stock: White
Accessories: Koh-I-Noor Pencils, Blender Marker, Envelope

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Peaceful Fan


Hello.  Today I am sharing a card I made for this month's Paper Crafts Connection Gallery challenge.  Since the challenge was all about spring pastels, I decided to pull out my Asian Delights stamp set by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company.

After stamping the cherry blossom images in memento tuxedo black ink onto a Stampendous pre-folded fan card, I pulled out my koh-i-noor pencils and blender marker to do the coloring then stippled Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink to help fill in the white spots.  Once all of the coloring was finished, I added the layered Peace saying and temple image before adding some punched greenery with a prima flower center before threading a pink grossgrain ribbon through the center of the fan.  I would also like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Loves Rubberstamps - Colors of Spring

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: MFP Asian Delights
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: White Stampendous Pre-Folded Fan Card, Black Scraps
Accessories: Koh-I-Noor Pencils, Blender Marker, Brads, Stipple Brush, Martha Stewart Punches, Prima Flower, Glue Dots, Ribbon, Small Hole Punch

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Woodland Hello


Second post for me today.  If you're looking for my Color Throwdown post, please scroll down one.  Thanks.

Nothing like squeaking in at the last minute thanks to migraines, but I'm making it.  This week's Love To Create #61 challenge is for the guys, so I pulled out my News From The Woods stamp set by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company and got to work.  After stamping the birch trees in memento black onto vanilla card stock, I then stamped the peeking bear and owl images twice so one set could be popped up for added dimension before coloring with koh-i-noor pencils and a blender marker.  Then I added some scrap designer paper from my stash to the card, layered the birch trees and added my popped up peeking images.  The final touch was stamping the saying onto a punched stippled vanilla oval layered onto a die cut panel I had received as a gift (thanks Janis).  I'll also be submitting this card for the Pause Dream Enjoy Friendship challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend

Stamps: MFP News From The Woods
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy
Card Stock: Vanilla, Mahogany, Black, Scrap Designer Paper
Accessories: Koh-I-Noor Pencils, Blender Marker, Stipple Brush, Pop Dots, Circle Punch, Oval Punch, Die Cut Panel

Be A Showoff!


Hello and welcome.  I hope you enjoyed this last week's new release blog hop by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company.  If you haven't had a chance to take a look at some of the new stamp releases, you can find them in the store here.

Today I am sharing a card I made for this week's Color Throwdown #238 challenge.  I started out by stamping my background using the peacock feather from Be A Showoff in brilliant blue directly onto the card before stamping my peacock in memento black onto white card stock then coloring with prismacolor markers.  Since I was still dealing with a migraine, I decided to keep the card fairly simple and just lightly stipple brilliant blue around the main image and saying, layer then add some faux brads.  My only embellishments are some $1 store blue organdy ribbon and ice stickles highlighting the peacocks feathers.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend.

Stamps: MFP Be A Showoff
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Brilliant Blue
Card Stock: Stampin Up! 
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Small Hole Punch, 2-Way Glue Pen, Stipple Brush, Ice Stickles, Ribbon

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Birds And Trees - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 4

First, let me say to the city of Boston, my heart and prayers are with you.  Let us continue to pray for all of the injured, the first responders, and the families of those that lost their lives.  Thank you.

April Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured April 16 - Columns and Topiaries
Featured April 17 - Be a Showoff
 Featured April 18 - Honor and Glory
 Featured April 19 - Birds and Trees

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on April 20,2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday April 19,  2013.



 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"Zoo Friends"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"You May Bow"
                                                         

Pam 
Toni 

I hope you have enjoyed this week's blog hop so far.  My project today showcases today's featured set paired up with Scenic Selections and some My Minds Eye Quite Contrary designer paper.

After stamping my images onto white card stock then coloring with prismacolor markers, I took the small grass stamp from Scenic Selections and stamped it repeatedly in green galore ink around my trees before stippling the same ink over it to help fill in any white areas.  Then I stippled Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink around the top half of the card to help fill in the sky before adding some birds in memento black then layering.  My only embellishments are some faux green galore brads and red ice stickles highlighting the berries in the trees before popping the whole panel up over a stamped border.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to stop by the rest of the design team blogs for a chance to win today's featured set.

Stamps: MFP Birds and Trees, Scenic Selections
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Green Galore, Regal Rose
Card Stock: MFP White, Stampin Up! Green Galore, Scraps, My Minds Eye Quite Contrary Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brushes, Ice Stickles, Pop Dots, Small Hole Punch, 2-Way Glue Pen

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Honor And Glory - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 3

First, let me say to the city of Boston, my heart and prayers are with you.  Let us continue to pray for all of the injured, the first responders, and the families of those that lost their lives.  Thank you.

April Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured April 16 - Columns and Topiaries
Featured April 17 - Be a Showoff
 Featured April 18 - Honor and Glory
 Featured April 19 - Birds and Trees

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on April 20,2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday April 19,2013.



 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"Zoo Friends"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"You May Bow"
                                                         

Pam 
Toni 

Today's featured set, Honor and Glory, also has a lot of different uses for it besides kids cards.  For my project today, I chose to match it up with some Die Cuts With A View Timeless Type designer paper and go for a vintage, or Old English feel to them.  Hopefully, I accomplished it.

After stamping all of the images in memento tuxedo black ink and coloring with prismacolor markers, for the castle card, I pulled out some stipple brushes and Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink to stipple around the top edges for the sky then Stampin Up! garden green for the grass around the castle.  Once all of my stippling was finished, I layered the image onto going grey and basic grey card stock before popping up over a stamped border on my 3x3 card.

For the second card, I chose to highlight the dragon and shield against a 3x3 piece of the Timeless Type designer paper.  Again both sets of images were stamped in memento black, colored, then going grey ink was sponged around the shield before layering and adding faux brads.  Once I had the larger dragon image cut out, both were adhered over a stamped going grey border before adding a small silver sticker bow.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to stop by the rest of the design team blogs to leave some love for a chance to win today's featured set.

Stamps: MFP Honor and Glory, Scenic Selections
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Going Grey, Garden Green, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: White, Stampin Up! Going Grey, Basic Grey, DCWV Timeless Type Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Sticker Bow, Stipple Brushes, Sponge, Pop Dots, Small Hole Punch, 2-Way Glue Pen

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Be A Showoff - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 2

First, let me say to the city of Boston, my heart and prayers are with you.  Let us pray for all of the injured, the first responders, and the families of those that lost their lives.  Thank you.

April Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured April 16 - Columns and Topiaries
Featured April 17 - Be a Showoff
 Featured April 18 - Honor and Glory
 Featured April 19 - Birds and Trees

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on April 20,2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday April 19,2013.



 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"Zoo Friends"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"You May Bow"
                                                         

Pam 
Toni 

Today's featured set is another one of my favorites from this month.  Maybe it's because I love coloring peacocks, or because I love making colorful birds, who knows.  All I know, is I'm having a blast creating with this set and you will too.

For my project today, I took the main peacock image from Be A Showoff and stamped it in memento tuxedo black ink onto MFP white card stock before coloring it with prismacolor makers then combining the image with some retired Stampin Up! card stock and Michael's Recollections Animal Print designer paper.  For my embellishments, I stamped the large peacock feather directly onto three of the silk flowers in purple twilight and citrus inks before layering with white silk flowers and bling centers.  My final touches were faux brads and ice stickles highlighting parts of the peacocks tail feathers and crown.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to stop by the rest of the design team blogs to leave some love for a chance to win today's featured set.

Stamps: MFP Be A Showoff
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Adirondak Purple Twilight, Citrus
Card Stock: MFP White, Stampin Up! Magenta, Green Galore, Michael's Recollections Animal Print DP
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brush, Silk Flowers, Glue Dots, Bling, Pop Dots, Ice Stickles

Monday, April 15, 2013

Columns and Topiaries - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 1


April Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured April 16 - Columns and Topiaries
Featured April 17 - Be a Showoff
Featured April 18 - Honor and Glory
Featured April 19 - Birds and Trees

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on April 20,2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday April 19,2013.


 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"Zoo Friends"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"You May Bow"
                                                         

Pam 
Toni 

Let me start off by saying - I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS SET since there are so many possibilities for it.  Today I am going to share with you a blog hop staple for me -CAS (clean and simple) home decor.  

I started out by stamping all my images and saying from Columns and Topiaries in memento tuxedo black ink onto white card stock before coloring with prismacolor markers.  Then I pulled out Scenic Selections and stamped the grass in forest moss before adding some birds in memento black then stippling tumbled glass over and around entire image.  Finally, I pulled out one of my $1 store frames and added the stamped panel for a quick and easy home decor project that took only 20 minutes to make, even with a migraine. ;)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to stop by the rest of the design team blogs to leave some love for a chance to win today's featured set.

Stamps: MFP Columns and Topiaries, Scenic Selections
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Forest Moss, Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: MFP White
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brushes, Frame

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Regal Queen For The Day


Hello.  Today I am sharing a card made with the new soon to be released free mini from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company called Take A Bow.  With the April new stamp release, if you buy four of the newly released stamps, you will receive the mini for free.  This new mini is great for birthdays, young and old,  just because, and scrap booking pages.

My card uses the crown image from the set stamped in memento black ink before being colored using prismacolor marker then layering onto scrap card stock and designer papers.  I also made sure this smaller card would fit into one of the smaller #10 sized mailing envelopes that I have laying around the house for mailing those pesky bills.  All of the new stamp sets will be available for purchase starting tomorrow here.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: MFP Take A Bow
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tattered Rose
Card Stock: White, Stampin Up! Regal Rose scrap, Designer Paper Scrap
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Ice Stickles, Pop Dots, Ribbon, Small Hole Punch, 2-Way Glue Pen, Stipple Brush

Amish Farm



This month's Craft A Scene challenge is called Down On The Farm.  I've had this card finished for a few days, just was unable to post thanks to my migraines again.

For my card, I pulled out a couple of my favorite sets by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company called A Trip To Lancaster and Scenic Selections then got to work.  After stamping all of my images in memento tuxedo black onto Stampin Up! vanilla card stock, I pulled out my koh-i-noor pencils with blender marker to do the coloring.  Once all of my coloring was finished, I added some additional grass from Scenic Selections stamped in Tim Holtz forest moss distress ink making sure some of the images overlapped each other for added dimension.  Then I pulled out my stipple brushes and added some garden green and brushed corduroy inks along the edges before adding some tumbled glass ink for the clouds and sky.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great week.

Stamps: MFP Scenic Selections, A Trip To Lancaster
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Brushed Corduroy, Forest Moss, Stampin Up! Garden Green
Card Stock: Vanilla, Garden Green, Black
Accessories: Koh-I-Noor Pencils, Blender Marker, Stipple Brushes, Brads

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A Lovely English Garden


Second post for me today.  If you're looking for my Paper Smooches Sparks post, please scroll down one.

I'm late getting my card for this week's Teapot challenge done thanks to some continued issues with my migraines, however, I finally got one stamped.  This week's challenge was to create something British and I was totally stumped on this one.  I finally decided on an English garden so I pulled out a set being released next week by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company called Columns and Toparies.

After stamping my images in memento black and colored with prismacolor markers, I stippled some distress ink for the sky and clouds before adding some faux brads and Michael's $1 ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to stop by the Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company blog next week for our monthly new release blog hop.  There is also a design team call going on right now for MFPaHC.


Stamps: MFP Columns and Toparies
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: Stampin Up!
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brush, Ribbon, Small Hole Punch, 2-Way Glue Pen

I Scream For Ice Cream Birthday





Hello again.  Today I am sharing a card I made for this week's Paper Smooches Sparks designer drafts challenge.

After printing off a Paper Smooches digital ice cream image three times then coloring with prismacolor markers, I cut out the images so the ice cream scoops were layered on top one another.  Then I punched out a scalloped circle using my neglected Marvy giga punch, sponged some regal rose ink around the edges before adding it to the card over two panels of digital paper.  Then I sponged regal rose around the entire card before stamping my saying from the sentiment sampler in memento black.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: PS Sentiment Sampler, Digital Ice Cream Cone
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Regal Rose
Card Stock: White, Stampin Up! Regal Rose, Digital Designer Paper Scraps
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Marvy Giga Punch, Sponge, Computer, Printer

Sitting By The Dock



Second post for me today.  If you're looking for my Sassy Studio Post, please scroll down one.

I recently found a new challenge blog called Digital Tuesday Challenges and have been wanting to give some of their challenges a try, however, my migraine issues have gotten in the way.  Yesterday however, I was finally able to participate in the boys challenge by using an image from Digital Two for Tuesday I had printed out a few weeks ago.

After coloring it with prismacolor pencils and a blender marker, I layered the image onto Stampin Up! navy card stock before stippling distress inks to finish filling in the sky and dock then adding some faux brads.  My designer paper is from a pack I had bought at Costco several years ago and have kept in my stash to use at a later date.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: Digital Two For Tuesday Image
Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Brushed Corduroy
Card Stock: White, Stampin Up! Night Of Navy, Costco Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Blender Marker, Stipple Brush, Small Hole Punch, 2-Way Glue Pen

Hey Girlfriend!



Hello and welcome to Thursday.  The work week is almost over.  Today I am sharing a card I made for a couple of challenges pairing a Sassy Studio Design digital image with a Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company saying.

After printing out my digital image and coloring with prismacolor markers, I lightly spritzed a little Stampin Up! Handsome Hunter marker around the image to help highlight her a bit before layering.  My background is dry embossed using a textile cuttlebug embossing folder in my big shot, then popping it and my image/saying panels up on pop dots.

Challenges entered:

Love To Create Challenge #60 - White on White With Color Splash
Addicted to CAS #10 - Friend

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: SSD Digital Image, MFP You've Got Style
Ink: Memento Black
Card Stock: White, Scraps
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Color Spritzer Tool, Oval Punch, Handsome Hunter Marker, Pop Dots, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Big Shot

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Castle Bookmark


Hello and Happy Hump Day.  Today I am sharing a quick project I made for a couple of challenges, and it is also a sneak peek of a set being released next week by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company called Honor and Glory.  My images are stamped in memento tuxedo black then colored with prismacolor markers before stippling garden green and Tim Holtz tumbled glass inks around them for the grass and sky.  I then layered my bookmark onto some scrap green designer paper, cut down to size, before placing into a plastic sleeve I had bought a while back then added some olive ribbon.

Challenges entered:
Speedy Fox and Friends #154 - Bookmark
Party Time Tuesdays #115 - Anything But A Card

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.



Stamps: MFP Honor And Glory
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Stampin Up! Garden Green
Card Stock: Pre-Cut Bookmark, Scrap Green Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Plastic Sleeve, Stipple Brushes, Ribbon, Small Hole Punch


Monday, April 8, 2013

Sunflowers, Bees and Ladybugs



Today I have a card to share I made earlier in the weekend while battling another one of my migraines and couldn't upload until now due to the pain for a couple of challenges.

After stamping my images from Bring On The Sun in memento black and coloring with prismacolor markers, I stippled Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink around the edges of the sunflower panel before adding a cut out sunflower to hang over the edge and some cut out bees with ice stickles on their wings.  My final touches was stamping a scrap sunflower border, weaving some ribbon using a fiskars punch I bought on clearance at Michael's a week ago.

Challenges entered:
Party Time Tuesdays - PTT #114 Ribbons and Blooms
CCEE 1314 - Things With Wings ( used bees and ladybugs)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: MFP Bring On The Sun
Ink:Memento Black, Tim Holt Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Card Stock: MFP White, Stampin Up! Garden Green, Scrap Summer Sun, Scrap Graphic 45 Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brush, Pop Dots, Ice Stickles, Ladybug Stickers, Oval Punch, Ribbon, Weave Border Punch

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Boris And Company



Hello and welcome to another week.  Today I am sharing a card I made for this month's Your Next Stamp Tasty Tuesday challenge.  It's been a while since I've been able to participate in one of YNS's challenges thanks to my migraine flare ups, but this weekend I just had to get something done migraine or no migraine.  I also decided I would keep my card clean and simple - or at what's clean and simple (CAS) for me.

At first I wasn't sure what to do with the inspiration photo, however after going through some of my YNS stamps, I finally settled on the Boris From Russia set I had won last fall during the SCS Hope You Can Cling To Challenges.  So after stamping my images in memento tuxedo black, with Boris being stamped twice, I pulled out my prismacolor markers and got to coloring before sponging Stampin Up! baja breeze and chocolate chip inks around the edges then layering.  I then but a panel of chocolate chip card stock, dry embossed it using a cuttlebug Moroccan embossing folder that needed to also see some love, and added that to my card.  The only embellishments are some vintage brads and the second image of Boris popped up using mini pop dots.

Challenges entered:
Your Next Stamp - April Tasty Tuesday Challenge
Loves Rubberstamps #46 - Anything Goes
CCEE #1314 - Things With Wings (used bird stamp)



Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: YNS Boris From Russia
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Card Stock: White, Stampin Up! Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Sponges, Cuttlebug Moroccan Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Brads, Pop Dots

Geronimo!



Hello and welcome to Sunday.  The weekend is almost over.  Today I am sharing a card I've made for a couple of different challenges using a stamp set and digital paper I've had in my stash for some time.

I started out by using a freshly dusted off TCP set called Oh Chute and stamped the main image in memento tuxedo black ink onto white card stock before coloring with prismacolor markers then stippling Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink around it for the sky.  Then I die cut a cloud border, cut apart the clouds, and popped them up over various parts of the card after layering my image onto some MFT digital cloud designer paper.  (Note to self: don't ever lose digital file since cloud paper is now long retired).  The final touches was sponging the same tumbled glass ink around the edges of the card before adding a pre-made bow sticker then hand drawing some birds around my rabbit and adding my saying.

Challenges entered:
Loves Rubberstamps #46 - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges #180 - Movement
Paper Playtime #7 - Use A Pun
Challenge Chicks April Spring Cleaning - CHXAPRI13

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: TCP Oh Chute
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: White, Stampin Up! Bashful Blue, MFT Digital Cloud Designer Paper (retired)
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Sponge, Pop Dots, TCP Cloud Border, Big Shot, Ribbon Sticker, Computer, Printer


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Freesia Happiness

Second post for me today.  If you're looking for my CAS-ology challenge post, please scroll down one.

Due to my migraines, it's been a while since I've been able to participate in a Cornish Heritage Farms challenge, however, this week I found a way to get one done using a retired stamp (now in digital form) that was in terrible need of some love called Freesia Happiness.

I stamped both my card and layer backgrounds using the freesia flower image and some retired Stampin Up! ink to create my own designer paper before stamping the same flower in memento tuxedo black ink onto white card stock and coloring with prismacolor markers.  Once the coloring was finished, I lightly sponged plum and sage shadow inks around the edges of the image and card before stamping my saying, then sponging, and adding my own faux brads then primas with bling centers.

Challenges entered:
Cornish Heritage Farms - #23 Create Your Own Designer Paper

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend.

Stamps: CHF Freesia Happiness
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Sage Shadow, Perfect Plum
Card Stock: White, Stampin Up! Sage Shadow, Perfect Plum
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Glue Dots, Primas, Bling, Small Hole Punch, 2-Way Glue Pen

Miles Above The Rest



Hello and welcome to the weekend.  Today I am sharing a card I made for this week's CAS-ology UP challenge. 

I pulled out and dusted off my Cat's Pajamas set Oh Chute and stamped the image onto some white scrap card stock that I turned into a smaller 3x3 card to fit into a smaller sized #10 envelope.  Then I colored the image using koh-i-noor pencils and a blender marker before stippling Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink around the edges to help define the "sky" some more.  Once my coloring was finished, I stamped the saying and then stamped a matching envie.

Challenges entered:
CAS-ology #38 - Up
Paper Playtime #7 - Use A Pun
Loves Rubberstamps #46 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend.

Stamps: TCP Oh Chute
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: White
Accessories: Koh-I-Noor Pencils, Blender Marker, Stipple Brush, Small #10 Envelope