Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday August 28, 2011 Sweet Stop sketch challenge

One card 4 challenges....

1) The Sweet Stop SSS 123 sketch

3) Some Odd Girls - paper piecing

4) Inky Impressions #22 reminds you of a song..

OK my song for the inky impressions challenge is "it's my party and I'll cry if I want to... My DH says "lollipop lollipop" .. I paper pieced her pj and hair ribbons. The flower I made and the biggest petal is from a paper towel that I put on the bottom of a spray box and when I use my spritz it catches the over spary..well it looked too pretty to throw away so I used some dies and cut out different size petals. Love the idea.

Paper: club scrap, my minds eye, dcwv.. Ink: chestnut roan color box chalk... Stamp: bugaboo image, cloud 9 words... Accessories: pti die, su punch, scrap ribbon, brads, stickles, copics.

Sunday August 28, 2011 One card three challenges...
1) Stampin' Royalty #86 to use bling
2) Paper Pretties#168 - Make own background using stamps
3) Hand Stamped Sentiments #81 Banner

I have seen recently stamping in versa mark then using clear embossing powder heat then use various inks to get the colors you want. Well that is what I did I am pretty happy with how it came out. I may next time not use such a large image but I am ok with the way it came out.
Papers: club scrap, white TE.. Ink: versa mark, chestnut roan Color box, weathered wood, peeled paint, spiced marmalade Ranger.. Stamp: PTI flower marigolds, tag its #2... Accessories: jillibean twine, Pizzaz a plenty bling, stickles, MFT die banner, clear embossing powder..

Friday, August 26, 2011

Saturday August 27, 2011 Unscripted Sketches sketch challenge.
I am on the Unscripted Sketches challenge design team this is my card that I made to tempt you to join us for our weekly challenge. Would love to see what you come up with so make your card, scrapbook page or bag or what ever just follow the sketch above as much as possible and enter your card at the link above over at Unscripted Sketches. Would love to see what you come up with.
Paper: card base paper from Taylored Expressions, DCWV, scraps from Quick Quote.. Ink: Quick Quote maraschino cherry, Memento black.. Stamp: Eureka.. Accessories: embossing folder, SU bird punch, SU label punch.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday August 21, 2011 Sweet Stop sketch with twist using fibers.. One card 2 challenges... 1) Sweet Stop w/fibers sss122 sketch 2) Tiddly Inks small cards/ mini card #62 This card is a small card 3.25 x 3.5 to me this is a small card and was surprised that I got it to fit the sketch. This is a cute little digi from tiddly inks. Don't often do halloween cards but I do like how this came out. Paper: Club scrap, Dressed Petals, DCWV.. Ink: Ranger orange marmalade, peeled paint, Memento black... Stamp: Tiddly inks digi, PTI tags and words.. Accessories: Sizzix die, Copics, assorted fibers

Sunday August 21, 2011 Card Pattern sketch One card 3 challenges.. 1) Card Patterns #129 2) Play Date #95 using navy, bubble gum, leaf green colors
3) Do you stack up DYSU #33 thank you Can't seem to have enough thank you cards so and I just got this stamp set from Taylored Expressions and love the look of the silhouette.
Paper: Club Scrap, Basic Gray, DCWV, SU.. Ink: Quick Quote blue hawaiian, Close to my heart clover meadow, SU not quite navy.. Stamp: TE embrase beauty, Studio G.. Accessories: score board for lines, PTI die, EK punch

Sunday August 21, 2011 Sketch for Our Creative Corner One card 3 challenges... 1) Our Creative Corner sketch 2) DP 2 -#96 Mo Manning digi - feeling blue / blue colors 3) Flutter by Wednesday #167 using punches/dies I have wanted to use this little image from Mo Manning digi's but did not know what to do and when I saw the challenge for feeling blue then I thought it's time for this cute little image. Then I was stuck with what should it say so I got out my magazine from Card Maker Sentiments and found what I thought was perfect. Looks like she needs a grandmas hug..
Papers: Club scrap, DCWV..Inks: Quick Quote pink cheeks, blue hawaiian.. Stamps: Mo Manning digi.. Accessories: SU butterfly die, spellbinder die, Atyou spica pens, Copics.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Saturday August 20, 2011 Sketch challenge over at Unscripted Sketches with a piggyback challenge using BUTTONS Head on over and enter your card we would love to see what you come up with and so many darling buttons out there or make your own. My card that is posted at Unscripted Sketches for our weekly Saturday challenge. Head on over an play. Paper: Club scrap, Cosmo Cricket material girl.. Ink: Memento black.. Stamps: PTI studio style.. Accessories: Taylored Expressions buttons, PTI dies, embossing folder, Copics

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday August 14, 2011 One card 2 challenges.. 1- Catch the bug - Distress/shabby chic 2- Paper Pretties using dies I don't do shabby chic and would not know where to start so I just did the distress and boy that is hard as I mostly like flat, clean edges and all but this little guy helped me make it a distress card -- could be that it was a boy looking card and hay boys cards can get away with the distress look better.. Paper: Club scrap... Ink: Quick Quote blue hawaiian, amaretto, Color box chestnut roan... Stamp: Bugaboo digi image, PTI just the ticket... Accessories: Spellbinder die, PTI ticket die, brad ?, Viva pearl pens, circle punches for my lollypop flower, Copics..

Sunday August 14, 2011 Sketch challengeOne card 5 challenges... 1- Card Patterns #128 sketch 2- Play Date Cafe #94 color challenge fudge, goldenrod, teal .. 3- Our Creative Corner theme fruit 4- Paper Pretties theme dies 5- DYSU #32 embossing ... trying to figure out a fruit to go with this card and the colors so I could combine the challenges plus I needed a small enough image to cut out, the pineapple was just too big, same as the pear so I chose the lemon and glad I did I love the look and colors. I need to think of a good small sentiment for it..or not.. Paper: PTI kraft, Club Scrap all other colors.. Ink: Memento black, Ranger lake mist, Quick Quote blue hawaiian, green with envy.. Stamp: Local King rubber, Rubber stampede... Accessories: embossing folder, ribbon scrap, Viva pearl pen, PTI circle die, Taylored Expressions leaf die, EK punch, Copics..

Sunday August 14, 2011 Deconstructed sketch One card 3 challenges... 1- The deconstructed sketch #14 2- Tiddly Inks - teacher theme 3- Hand stamped sentiments - back to school .... This is another digi image and I have been looking at the Tiddly inks iamages for some time and now I have a few and think they are so cute. Was a fun card to color and used my copics vs. pencils this time. Paper: Club scrap, DCWV.. Ink: Quick Quote green with envy, Tahiti... Stamp: Tiddly inks digi... Accessories: paper clip, Viva pearl pen, Copics..

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Saturday August 13, 2011 sketch challenge One note book cover 6 challenges... 1-The Sweet Stop sketch SSS121 2- DYSU #32 embossing it 3- DP2 Mo Manning anything but a card 4- Flutter by Wednesday open challenge but use a butterfly, fairy or angel 5- Hand stamped sentiment #79 back to school 6- Spotted chick using kraft OK I am loving using pencils on kraft the look is so sweet. I thought this would be a good challenge and to learn more about using my Cinch binding machine even though I just used two links but I'm thinking I may put a larger coil in there. I will use it for awhile and see before I make some for my grandchildren. OH it's a post it note cover, did I say that? I use them a lot and have seen some covers done and wanted to give this a try and I needed a "anything but card" for one of the challenges. Also the hot pink words are heat embossed and I think this would be a cute note pad for a child in school and it's on kraft and I did make this one with a butterfly. Last week I messed up and left off the butterfly, angel or fairy so hope I covered all the bases this week. No matter what I had a blast making this cute pad.

Paper: SU pretty in pink, DCWV designer papers, PTI kraft... Ink: Quick Quote marashino cherry, pink cheeks... Stamp: Mo Manning digital, Great impressions words... Accessories: hot pink embossing powder, Spicia pens, BG brad, seam binding, SU buttefly die, JoAnns white fabric balls, Cinch link, colored pencils..

Saturday August 13, 2011 Join us in the challenge at Unscripted Sketches for this weeks sketch..

This is the card I did for our challenge at Unscripted Sketches.. I hope you have time to join in on the fun sketch and lets see what you come up with. It can be anything - scrapbook, notebook, card what ever just follow the sketch best you can.. I thought I would stamp right over the designer paper and use my pencils vs. copics which was fun. I used pencils all the time before I got introduced to copics then they kind of went farther back on my desk. I like the look I got and making the paper I stamped on work for use your imagination what your looking at.. Paper: TE card base, Quick Quote scraps, DCWV scraps.. Ink: Memento black.. Stamp: Taylored Expressions a day in paradise.. Accessories: circle punch, prisma pencils, embossing folder, EK sticker

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Sunday August 7, 2011 OK does this look familiar? ... This card is for DP2 challenge Mo Manning making and easel card and a ANIMAL OR BIRD SOMEWHERE ON YOUR CARD.. went and posted it and saw in the fine print I needed a bird or animal in the subject.. Gesh leave it to me to not remember all I read I should of written it down so I could remember ... I only did about 13-14 challenges today.. silly me.. So went and added the bird. kind of reminds you of Alfred Hitchcock - the birds huh.. did not realize until I posted it.. No matter what I love this image and card with or with out the bird. Same details as the card below but the bird is MS punch, and Ranger red brick ink and embossing folder.

Sunday August 7, 2011 I have been seeing on online stores with the SMASH book where it's a bound book that you just paste, staple, doodle what ever you want into it like your cool doodling images, memories items, keepsakes that mean a lot to you but don't know what to do with it. I have things in drawers that are memories but don't really want for a scrapbook so I do like the idea of putting those little things somewhere so they are all in one place. I thought since I have the CINCH binding machine why not put it to good use. I did not know what I wanted for a cover page so thought of all the words that mean a lot to me. Then gave to DH and with using Excel (I have no idea how to use it) he did this for me. I love how it came out its words that are ME and I love how he made the sun yellow and the word color to have color.. there is still room so I can doodle or something on the front to still make it more me.. I took different scraps of ribbon for the spine to give it more of a colorful look.. remember I love the word color.. the size is 8.5-11...
This is the inside cover. I love dragonflies so it had to have that.. I just wrote a saying I saw the other day inside.. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.. I took a book mark that a dear best friend made me in the envelope. I lost her almost 3 years ago from a heart attack so those words are so special..

Kind of a view to the inside there are card stock pages, and decorative card stock pages I kind of went mute colors so that what ever I was putting in there would stand out and not compete.

The inside back page.

The very back of the book. I may or may not do anything to it.. Well see.

Sunday August 7, 2011 Paper Pretties sketch One card FOUR challenges... 1- Paper Pretties sketch 2- Bugaboo-Catch the bug Anything goes 3- If the shoe fits FF88 Show the green 4- Ladybug Crafts Ink favorite stamp OK think I touched all the bases again.. as for favorite stamp I love Gus from bugaboo and then show the green well golf and golfing green... LOL .. The golf ball I punched out and ran through the swiss dot embossing folder the DH said it almost looks like a golf ball but should say Spalding on it.. so now it does.. go figure neither one of us golf but he must know his balls.
Paper: TE card base, October Afternoon, road trip.. Ink: Ranger broken china, Marvey gray.. Stamp: Bugaboo Gus... Accessories: embossing folder, stickers from Club scrap, Spellbinder dies, Copics..

Sunday August 7, 2011 Card Pattern sketch

One card THREE challenges... 1- Card Pattern #127 sketch

2- Hand Stamped Sentiments -fancy folds (does this qualify for a fancy fold?? 3- DP 2 - Mo Manning using easel fold card OK this was another learning card. I don't think I have ever done an easel card before.. oh my this was so easy gesh.. I really like this idea also. I feel like I came out from under a rock this weekend learned how to do two new folds and I made binding book which I will post soon. (like those smash books that I see in online stores) ... Paper: Club Scrap, Cosmo Cricket salt air.. Ink: Ranger spiced marmalade, shabby shutters.. Stamp: Mo Manning digital (oh my she has some awesome images and digis are so great being able to size so I could get it to work with this card.. check out her site if you haven't Accessories: TE ribbon, BG brads, PTI die word, Spellbinder dies, Copics..

Sunday August 7, 2011 Do You Stack Up challenge #31 Challenge card at DYSU? using black with a pop of color. I chose yellow. In real the yellow is quite bright a nice summery yellow.. kind of got washed out in the photo.. :( I think it's quite a stunning look. The Pink Elephant - theme butterfly

Paper: TE black, Club Scrap yellow, Quick Quote words.. No ink, No stamp, Accessories: embossing folder, SU butterfly die, stickles..

Sunday August 7, 2011 Sketch challenge Flutter By Wednesday #165 (need to use a wing somewhere be it bird, butterfly or such) Inspiration photo from Play Date using Watermelon, Sorbet, Lime in the card

One card SIX challenges... Sketch challenge 1- Flutter By Wednesday#165 2- Play Date Cafe using colors inspiration above Watermelon, Sorbet, Lime.. 3- Card Makin Mamas #26 Happy Birthday 4- Inky Impressions #21 Happy Birthday 5- Crafters Digital Art Center progressive challenge using one of the free images in the challenge. 6- Our Creative Corner- using flower colors that are simular to card posted Wow covered a lot of bases with just one card. I love when that can happen. I really like the colors very summery.. Papers: SU cameo coral, Club Scrap.. Ink: Ranger shabby shutter, Memento black.. Stamp: digi Whoopsiedaisy, PTI happy birthday.. Accessories: various bling, SU embossing folder, K.Co cloth brad, Copics

Sunday August 7, 2011 Challenge card for Hand Stamped Sentiments (I took three views) using fancy folds... OK I have to admit I have never done one of these cards before but I must say I love it. I had to look at the still photos a couple of times just to see how to fold the silly thing.. I hope I got it right. I went through a lot of plastic containers the other day ..OH MY it was like Christmas I have so many dies card stock saying, card stock, embellishments you name it. I was with Club Scrap for a couple of years and when I got the kit I just put it away.. NEED I SAY MORE on what I found.. This card is mostly from those supplies. There are a few PB stickers, brads and punched out birds but the rest is my finds, I love the colors I chose I always have fun trying different colors together and I'm pleased with this combo..
Paper: Club Scrap, No stamps, No inks, Accessories: BG and Sassafras brads, MS bird punch, PB stickers.. (not even a copic- shock)

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Saturday August 6, 2011 Unscripted Sketches challenge for this week. You can turn it (as I did) or make a scrap book page, what ever you want just try to keep within the sketch design.. come along and play and post over at
This card is for the challenge at Catch The Bug - anything goes.. Since I am on the design team for US I can't do the challenge there but I was glad that I could put the card in a challenge for Bugaboo's Catch the bug. Paper: TE card base, Scraps of Quick Quote design paper... Ink: Memento black, SU not quite navy... Stamp: TE cozy cottage stamps... Accessories: Spellbinder die, SU punch, Embossing folder, Copics