Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Cardstock: white and pp from my stash
Stamp: An old one that I picked up from big lots years ago..no company on the wooden block
Inks: Ranger's Adirodack Pitch Black
Miscellaneous: Corner rounder punch, red rhinestones I picked up at Michael's, colored pencils, SU marker in blue
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
This is a card I completed for the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge. It was a fun card to make. When I found the high heel image, I immediately thought of my girlfriend. I haven't seen her in a while and this would be a great way to say...let's get together. I hope you enjoy. The details are below.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Last night, I had a great time working on a card for the Color Inspiration challenge over at kwernerdesign blog. You can see the inspiration piece above or check out the details here. This particular inspiration has some great prizes that can be won. Now I am still a newbie at the color challenges. I try to participate when I can. The nice thing about this challenge was I had all week to think about what I wanted to do. Sometimes, the best part about doing a card is the planning.....at least it is for me. The card above is what I came up with. I love these colors, not something I would put together myself. So, it pushed me creatively. I got to use my new white pen to do some faux stitching. Don't you just love it when you get some new goodies?? I sure do. Most of this card is just cardstock. I only used one stamp and that was to make the flowers have a pattern. I hope you enjoy this card and I hope you too get a change to participate in this fun challenge.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
This card reflects the colors of my living room. I live in a log cabin...so there are lots of browns. As accents, I have some white and burgundy. I put some stickles in the dots at the top part of the card. Not sure I like that, but I was trying something new. I also used a little radiant pearls over my colored in flowers. It adds a little shimmer.
Stamps: For You, Stampin Up. Flowers, Studio G
Misc.: stickles, quickcutz nesting flowers, circle stamp, colored pencils, radiant pearls, ribbon
Thank you for taking a look. Have a great rest of your week.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
The second challenge I got to try was this color challenge by K Werner on her blog that you can find here. These are always a challenge for me. I have very little Stampin Up! products and none of their cardstock. But, I try to find things in my stash that have the colors represented in each challenge. I hope I did pretty well. This will probably be the card I give my mother this Mother's Day. (This all depends on whether I come up with a better card I like before Mother's Day.)
I got to play some today. Yeah! Just in time for some challenge deadlines. The first is a challenge by Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge. You can find it here. I only made one change. That is the addition of the tag with the sentiment on it. I did this because I had not stamped the sentiment on the white layer straight. That meant, find a way to cover it up. :) I colored in the ivy with green chalk ink using a blender pen. I got that idea from kwernerdesign blog and can be found here. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Stamps: Technique Tuesday, Happy (Stampendous), Easter (Magnetic Poetry)
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Stamps: Hat by Vamp Stamp, Flowers with a line, Stampendous, Happy Easter, Studio G
All the stamps were stamped using Pitch Black from Ranger's Adirondak line.
Patterned paper from my stash, a yellow ribbon, white safety pen
Sunday, March 29, 2009
I have been very fortunate to get some scrapbooking done. It just has seemed lately, cards is all that I have had much time for. Here is another page I was able to complete last weekend. It is a page about my Niece's husband and their daughter. I really do love watching my family grow and the people in my family grow into new roles in their lives. The title page is cut out using my George cartridge of my cricuit and stamps by Love Elsie. I colored these in with pencils and stapled some ribbon on each side. I matted the photos and added a couple of flowers also made with the same George cartridge. I added some freehand journaling and called it complete. The edges of the title and flowers are inked using the same pitch black by Ranger's Adirondak line. The patterned paper is by Basic Grey.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I have yet to share a scrapbooking page. Time to change all that. This is a page I did recently of my mom and her great grandbabies. Aren't they cute?
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Finally, this weekend, I have had the time, the energy, and the ideas. For this card I was inspired by Kwernerdesignblog's color challenge. The idea was to use black, white, and gray. I cheated a bit and added some silver embossing powder in the popped up flower. I used a stamp that was plain journaling lines (by Hampton Arts) to make the stripes at the bottom of the card with a Versamark pad. I saw this idea on another blog and loved the idea. I used the swirl cuttlebug folder on the gray panel and then used Ranger's Pitch Black from their Adirondak line to make the swirls pop a bit more. I made this card to send to my friend to let her know of our news. I hope she likes it.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Stamps: Inkadinkado, doll face and The dots are by Prima Marketing.
Patterned paper: one of those big stacks I purchased forever ago at Michael's
Ink: Ranger's Adirondak Pitch black and color box's pigment ink in a lavender color
Misc: colored image with colored pencils and added black rhinestones that are self stick
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I am continuing to post all of my cards from Taylored Expressions Anniversary Cupcake Challenge that was issued a few weeks back. As a blogger, I am finding this takes a lot of work, but it is sooooo cool when someone comments on your card. I try to always comment on cards and blogs that I admire. It means the world to me. So here is another couple of cards.
This card sketch was supplied by Sherrie and you can see the sketch on her blog here.
Stamps: Prima Marketing
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Ink: Ranger's Adirondak Pitch black, cranberry, and Versamark ink
Embossing powder: gold fine detail
This card sketch was by Stephanie and you can check out the sketch and her blog here.
Stamp: Prima Marketing
Ink: Ranger's Adirondak Latte...I think
Miscellaneous: Some pp from who a big pack I bought from Michael's ages ago, embossed paper I had in my stash, and Metallic cardstock pre-made card. I also added some gold ribbon.
This was a card that came together a bit easier for me, but not sure I liked the results.
Ok, so here is my personal challenge:
We all know that Valentine's is this weekend. If you are like me, you join challenges, make great cards whenever you get a chance, and totally are bad at actually sending the cards. While reading another blog today, I realized, I have a ton of cards upstairs in my craft room that I have never sent out. Two of which I made last Valentine's Day. I never sent them to anyone. How bad is that? So, here is my challenge. Take a card you have made recently and actually send it to someone for Valentine's Day. It's that simple. You can link your blog to the comments section so everyone can enjoy your card or not. You can just mention who you are planning to send this to. It gives you the motivation to actually do it. Now, for me, this should be pretty easy, since I am currently sick and besides lay around, I have nothing to actually do. Also, this might be the one thing I have enough energy for. The only thing that is keeping me going to put up this challenge right now is antibiotics and ibuprofen. So feel free to leave a comment and put the link to your blog. I want to cheer you on.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Pattern Paper: Timeless by Deja Views
Cardstock: kraft and off white
Stamps: Papertrey ink for the background paper I used their Guide Lines collection, and for my focal stamp I used Technique Tuesday
Ink: I have been getting this one wrong, sorry Ranger...I used Ranger's Adirondak Pitch Black
Misc: copper brads...hard to see them, but they are there. Sizzix's heart die.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Ink: Ranger's Adirondak Basic Black, Colorbox, chalk ink
This is another Sketch for Taylored Expressions Anniversary Cupcake challenge. The sketch was provided by Jackie.
Once again on a personal note, my weigh in this week showed a loss of 3/4 of a lbs. I wish it would have been more, but I really didn't do well with my weight watcher points last weekend, so any loss I am happy with. I am getting behind showing all these cards and nothing current. Sorry about that, but haven't created much lately. Been too much going on. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this card. It was one of my favorites.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Patterned paper: Deja Views
Stamps: Studio G and Technique Tuesday
Ink: Ranger's Adirondak Cranberry
On this card, I wished I had made the square bigger as on Donn's sample. All in all, I am happy with the results though.
This is another card from Taylored Expressions Anniversary cupcake challenge. This sketch is provided by Ana. I have to say this was one of the harder sketches for me. I struggled and am not greatly happy with the results. I think it ended up being a bit busy. I am not sure I liked the images I picked nor the ribbon. But, I am happy that I did the challenge.
Patterned paper: Creative imaginations
Stamps: Studio G
Ink: Ranger's Adirondak Basick Black
Techniques: using chalk to highlight stamped images.
On a personal note, I have begun a weight loss challenge for myself. I recently had to go to the doctor for a simple procedure and when I stepped on the scales I thought my jaw had dropped to the floor. I shared this information with my husband who got really upset, he wants me to be healthy. With his help I realized, I am headed for some major issues if I do not change my eating habits and begin exercising. So I broke out my weight watcher's materials I have had for quite a while but have not used. I began counting my points and started going back to the gym. Thursdays is when I weigh myself. This Thursday I had lost 1.9 lbs. I am so proud. I will be using my blog as a place to update my progress and I hope it will keep me accountable. Thanks for allowing me to share this. Have a great weekend.