Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday July 31, 2011 Challenge at Paper Pretties PWC164 - anything but markers .. Well I used pencils and I am loving the look. I have been seeing lately images done on kraft and then colored with pencils (copics would use up tooooo much ink so no way would I do that) I did have to take a black pen and just go over the parts that kind of got faded with the pencils going over them so much. Paper: PTI kraft, TE card base, MME lime twist, scraps designer paper butterflies.. Ink: just printer ink.. Stamp: Mo Manning ... Accessories: seam binding spritz mustard seed, SU butterfly die, Viva pearl pen, Prisma color pencils, corner chomper.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Saturday July 30, 2011 Card Patterns sketch

One card FIVE challenges... first off for any that saw my tutorial last week on my flower and I mentioned a great flower that can be made for a man card.. Well this is the flower although it's not on a man card. With the cards I was making I just did not make that kind of card to use it but thought you could still see what I was talking about. I think it's called a lolly pop flower.. Its just different size circle punches then distressed the edges, then wet them and scrunched them up and semi dried them then kind of un-folded them, stacked them and added the brad then scrunch to shape and heat tool tried more being careful to stay away from the brad. Hope you try it. I love it for manly cards or any cards. Challenges now: 1) Card Pattern sketch 126 2) Our Creative Corner color challenge red /aqua 3) Stampin' Royalty #82 Summer 4) The Pink Elephant #109 Fun in the sun 5) Catch the bug Make a splash Well once again got to love that so many challenges can be covered under one card. Another Bugaboo image and how do you like the bling in her belly button.. Thought she would like that the little sassy lady..

Paper: TE card base, Crate Paper school spirit pad, GP white.. Ink: Quick Quote tahiti, blue hawaiian.. Stamps: Bugaboo image, G Rated words... Accessories: BG brad, Viva pearl pen, TE gem, TE wave die, assorted circle punches, SU punch, Copics

Saturday July 30, 2011 One card TWO challenges.. 1) Play Date Cafe #92 using Coral, Petal Pink and Antique Gold .. 2) Stamps R US Happy Birthday I was not really sure about these colors but hay I really love this card and the colors are great. I did add a piece of brown as I felt it needed that little break of colors but it's mostly the colors for the challenge.. And isn't that little guy great it's an Some Odd Girls image.. Paper: SU cameo coral, Paper Zone gold, Best occasion texture pad, Cosmo Cricket Salt air.. Ink: Memento black, Ranger.. Stamp: Some odd girls image, PTI words.. Accessories: Pizzaz a plenty Flowers and half pearl, MS punch leaves, Spellbinder die, embossing folder, EK ribbon, Copics.

Saturday July 30, 2011 One card THREE challenges.. 1) DYSU #30 Orange-Yellow-Brown 2) Some Odd Girls "Thanks" 3) Hand Stamped Sentiments #77 Flourish I let the flourish and the colors speak on this card I love the way it came out and the little pops of yellow does please me and seem to bring it together. Great challenges this was fun to do.. Paper: SU pumpkin pie, DCWV, Club Scrap... Ink: SU chocochip.. Stamp: PTI think big... Accessories: recollection flower, Tim Holtz swirl/flourish die, scrap ribbon, BG brad, glimmer mist coffee shop and maple sugar, want 2 scrap half pearls colored with Copic pen..

Saturday July 30, 2011 The Sweet Stop sketch One card THREE challenges... 1) The Sweet Stop sketch challenge 2) Flutter by Wednesday's using stripes and of course wings... This one I have stripes in the butterflies and the word.. 3) Crafters Digital Art Center Bugaboo group BUGWW12 using squares also Paper Craft Planet and the bugaboo challenge there also BugWW12 Looks like the monkeys are saying HI so that's what I ended up putting. I had all sorts of words going through my head but after I got the card done that was about all that would fit.
Paper: TE card brown, Cosmo Cricket Salt air, scraps for butterflies and word... Ink: printer ink Stamps: Bugaboo digital image.. Accessories: SU butterfly die, Hi die, Viva pearl pen, Copics..

Saturday July 30, 2011 Unscripted Sketches challenge sketch #117 come on an play along.. This is the card I made for our Unscripted Sketches team to challenge you to play along. I still stuck with the Christmas theme since it's Christmas in July but that doesn't mean you need to do that.
It's hard to believe July is almost gone I think as we get older time seems to fly by too fast. I hope those that played along and visited with the Unscripted Sketches blog that you enjoyed hearing about us and visiting all of our blogs and playing along with the challenges and games.
Paper: TE card base, scraps of designer paper, Ink: SU red riding hood, old olive, Stamp: PTI on ice, Accessories: SU punch, Pizzaz a plenty half pearls, embossing folder.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wednesday July 27, 2011 Christmas in July at Unscripted Sketches and today is my spotlight day. My name is Billie Anderson . This is a darling photo of me and my brother Barry Van Sickle. He was 2 and I was 7.. I love the look on our faces. This really brings a smile to my face. My brother is so dear to me and he is such a rock I couldn't love him more he means the world to me. I couldn't ask for a better brother. (I also have another brother by another mother who is 20 years younger than me so quite an age difference so really don't have this kind of photo.) This is my card that I am highlighting for my shot in the spotlight.. To make this flower.. I am sure some of you have seen this done before by other artist and videos but these are still shots of how I created my flower.

I used old book pages you can also use tissue paper, card stock, designer paper even paper bags make darling flowers. Also I chose for this flower the scallop punch but again you can use all sorts of flower dies, circle punches which make darling masculine flowers, I think they are called lollipop flowers.

I like to have at least 6 shapes punched /die cut shapes. If it's a tissue you may want to add a few more.

For this flower I just used Ranger ink and sponged the edges, you can also spritz with a mist or even leave it plain, on the circle ones for masculine I leave plain.
If you use card stock you can use a distressing tool to ruff the edges especially for the masculine flower.

Next I stack them and punch a small hole in the center and add a brad, you can add a decorative brad or a plain brad and later glue a button or gem on top when the flower is completed.

OK at this point if you just use a book you just take the first scallop and bring it up and scrunch it, then the next layer and scrunch it around the first and so on till all six are done.. NOW if you use card stock you may have to wet/spritz the paper as the card stock will crack and not be easy to crunch. Just wet and scrunch and wet next layer and scrunch and keep going till done but be careful as it will also tear if you aren't easy with it. But I must say when it dries it is so nice and holds it's shape really well. Seems to stiffen the paper more than it was before it was wet.

Now you are at the end. You will want to easily start opening the flower starting with the bottom layer and then the next and next till you have the flower open. Then you can just scrunch and maneuver it to the shape you want. Like I said earlier now you can add a button, gem to the center. I love making my own flowers and I hope you give it a try. I hope you try the circle punch using the larger, med and small circles and make a nice masculine flower for those manly cards.. I'll have to do one soon so you can see what I mean.. I'd love to see what you come up with. It's really easy and so forgiving. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday July 24, 2011 Our Creative Corner challenge theme is all B black, bling, buttons and bows.. Well I also included botanical- LOL .. I love this set it's by Gina K. I like the silhouette look and the richness of the black against the white. I almost thought of adding a butterfly or bee but thought that would take it over the edge..too much. Sometimes it's hard to stop and not overdo.
Paper: SU whisper white, black and some glossy paper not sure who by.. Ink: Memento black.. Stamp: Gina K Botanicals.. Accessories: PTI ribbon, old button, black bling by Pizzaz a plenty and some other not sure who by..

Sunday July 24, 2011 Card Patterns sketch

One card TWO challenges... Card Pattern sketch 125 and Card Makin Mamas #25 theme Food and Drink... Well who doesn't love cherries for a food and really says summer. I love cherries and love the bright colors of this card. Papers: TE card stock, Club scrap -scrap, DCWV scrap.. Ink: Memento black.. Stamp: Petaluma..Accessories: EK punch, Pizzaz a plenty flower, TE ribbon, Copics

Sunday July 24, 2011 Pink Elephant 108 inspiration photo (umm good) The Sweet Stop SSS118 sketch

ONE card FIVE yup 5 challenges... SWEET!! 1- The Pink Elephant TPE 108 using the inspiration photo above 2- Flutter by by Wednesday's FBW 163 using fairy/butterfly or angel 3- Do You Stack Up DYSU #29 to use wings 4- The Sweet Stop SSS118 sketch 5- Paper Pretties PWC 163 using embossing dry or wet I love the colors for this card it feels so bright and happy. Thought it could make a cute birthday card or just because card.. I turned the sketch so that I could fit what I needed on it.. Papers: TE card stock, assorted scraps... Ink: SU melon mambo, Ranger broken china... Stamps: Mo Manning digital (isn't she sweet) and PTI tiny tags word... Accessories: prisma glitter, brads, offray ribbon flowers, scrap of ribbon, Sizzix embossing folder, EK punch, Copics..

Sunday July 24, 2011 Challenge at The Play Date Cafe PDCC#91 using black/white and splash of one other color... I made this card for my dear friend who just lost her favorite Aunt. I thought the poppies and in the soft pink would be a nice for the sympathy card.. Paper: TE black, SU gray, GP white, CS pink...Ink: Memento black, SU positively pink..Stamp: PTI botanical silhouette...Accessories: Want 2 stamp half pearls, TE ribbon..

Sunday July 3-24, 2011 Stampin Royalty sketch #81 ONE card THREE challenges... Stampin Royalty #81 sketch challenge Hand Stamped Sentiments #76 - Theme summer fun and Catch the Bug - metal/brads/eyelets...
In Washington we are finally getting summer. Yesterday was beautiful we went to the Mushroom festival put on by Ostroms mushroom farm in Lacey WA. (about an hour away) was a lot of fun and just good to be out in the heat vs. the rain. My DH sold me to a Seafair Pirate for two gold coins..LOL then the pirate asked me to get on the ship and do windows.. NOT.. it was fun and funny.. My card today is for sure fun in the sun..
Paper: TE card base, DCWV Tahiti stack, various scraps..Ink: Memento black, Ranger brushed corduroy.. Stamps: Bugaboo image, PTI hello friend...Accessories: various brads from various companies? TE wave die, SU punch, hemp cord, glossy accents, circle punch (made my own beach ball), Copics

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saturday July 23, 2011 We are still having Christmas in July over at Unscripted Sketches and the weekly sketch challenge.. This is my card to tempt you to head on over and play along. It's sketch #116.. I'm sure you can come up with an awesome card or layout lots of layers and would be perfect for some awesome scrapbook pages.
I used assorted papers and mostly cosmo cricket..(one of my fav's) some gems and words I cut up.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday July 22, 2011 Challenge at Bugaboo - Catch the bug Christmas week. The last challenge is Anything goes - Christmas related.. What a fun week playing along. This cute little girl is another Bugaboo image she's behind a large Christmas present and thought the sentiment from MFT was perfect as she has that WHAT! don't open till Christmas look... Paper: TE card base, assorted scraps of designer papers... Ink: Memento black, Ranger dusty concord, Shabby shutters... Stamps: Bugaboo digi image girl, MFT don't open till, SU cross hatch... Accessories: Spellbinder, silver cording SU, flowers Pizzaz a plenty, TE leaf die..

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thursday July 21, 2011 Challenge at Bugaboo-Catch the bug at Christmas week. This one is to be Snow business-anything with snow.. Well of course its a bugaboo image and I thought she would look good in a snow bank.. I just paper pieced some snow banks using different shades of white..who would think so many different whites..I love how it came out. The snowflakes are of vellum. Paper: TE card base, assorted whites.. Ink: printer ink, black Memento... Stamp: Bugaboo image, Hero arts words.. Accessories: prisma glitter, MFT snowflake die, glimmer mist, stickles, Copics.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wednesday July 20, 2011 Challenge at Bugaboo-Catch the bug Christmas in July week.. Wednesday challenge is to use the above sketch.. Of course you do not have to use their images but who can pass up their cute images.. Paper: TE card base, scraps of different designer papers... Ink: Memento black, Quick Quotes green with envy... Stamp: Bugaboo digi, words Eureka stamp... Accessories: Amercraft snowflakes, Copics.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tuesday July 19, 2011 Bugaboo-Catch the bug challenge Tuesday for their Christmas in July week Using the image provided of Ruby... This is my card, another wonderful image from Bugaboo and free so you have to love that.. Paper: some old blue paper I got from paper zone many years ago, scraps of designer paper from last years Christmas stash... Ink: Ranger broken china, alabaster Color box...Stamp: Bugaboo Ruby image, words TE penguin pal..Accessories: seam binding, pearl pen, glossy accents, SU punch, Copics

Monday, July 18, 2011

Monday July 18, 2011

Bugaboo / Catch the bug - Christmas in July challenge for Monday is to use non traditional colors.. Oh I love the colors used and if my mom was still with us she would love this card. Christmas was one of her favorite times and she loved doing these colors. Papers: card base TE card stock, and assorted scraps of designer papers.. Ink: Quick Quote Tahiti... Stamp: Bugaboo digi image... Accessories: PTI scallop die, embossing folder, Spica pens turquoise, chocolate, clear, Copics.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

July 17, 2011

One card TWO challenges:
Bugaboo/Catch the bug challenge..Christmas in July..
The Sweet Stop sketch with Christmas in July SSS117..(posted sketch few cards down)
I thought this card would be cute for my Great grandson who's three. I think these little bugaboo images are darling. I also used some old seam binding I found in an old sewing box. Great color for the card.. Paper: kraft, scraps designer paper: Ink: C2MH clover meadow, SU real red.. Stamp: Bugaboo image, PTI wreath for all seasons.. Accessories: seam binding, TE bling, Copics

Sunday July 17, 2011

I made this card not for a challenge..I looked but couldn't see any it could go towards.. I tried.
I got this cute Thank you stamp and blue ribbon from a co worker who I have known for quite some time. She is a dear friend. It was just a because gift to me.. So I made her this card as a Thank you to her. I will just put a post it note inside with my thoughts so she can re-give to someone else... she loves my cards. I was happy with the way it came out. Paper: PTI kraft...Ink: versa mark, brilliant blue SU... Stamp: Studio G... Accessories: ribbon (probably from Michael's) prima flower, brad..

Sunday July 17, 2011

Sweet Stop sketch My card for the challenge at The Sweet Stop SSS117 Christmas in July... I only used one stamp on this card I let the tree die from PTI do the work. I really really love how it came out. I may have to make more of these cards as it used up a lot of scraps from last year in my scrap box.. Paper: TE card base, scraps of designer paper... Ink: Memento black, Quick Quote green tree, maraschino cherry... Stamp: Hero Arts merry Christmas tree (words)... Accessories: PTI tree die, Spellbinder die, TE bling

Sunday July 17, 2011

One card TWO challenges... Inky Impressions #19 to use distress in your card.. this is a challenge as I try not to have ruff edges but I must say I like the look.. Second challenge... Paper Pretties PWC 162 theme animal... I just won this stamp set by Paper Pretties for challenge at The Pink Elephant.. got to love that. I really had a good time making this card trying to distress it and the fish bowl has glossy accents over it to give the water look..
Paper: TE brown, BG Oliver... Ink: Ranger brick red, Memento black... Stamp: Paper Pretties hang in there... Accessories: Spellbinder label 11, distress tool, SU note book punch, glossy accents, Copics

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Saturday July 16, 2011

Unscripted Sketches #115 this week is to use the sketch as inspiration and the piggyback part is to use gift wrap. So head on over and play along with us. You may need to go to the bottom of the page and click on keep looking to get to the next page and find the sketch if you are looking later in the week. Just keep going till you find our sketch #115.. Hope you play along. This is my card for this weeks inspiration to you all..
Paper: TE card base, holly leaf gift wrap, various designer paper that are scraps... Ink: SU red riding hood, Ranger scatter straw... Stamp: PTI holly jolly wreath for all seasons... Accessories: silver embossing powder. Hint: you probably have figured it out if you have used gift wrap on a craft project, but this is the first time I did it and next time I would cut out the gift wrap (which is very thin and for sure not craft quality) and adhear it to a piece of white card stock then cut to size. I had one heck of a time after I put my score tape on it and making it lay right. This would give it more stability.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tuesday July 12, 2011

Welcome to my blog. If you came over from Hand Stamped Sentiments welcome. I was asked by Hand Stamped Sentiments to be their July guest designer. What a wonderful honor. (it's a first for me) HSS has a great blog and a great challenge weekly. This is my card for this week which the theme is Good Day Sunshine. So make sure you head on over and play along.
This card is also for the challenge at Card Makin Mamas The theme is Summer time...
Paper: PTI kraft, Cosmo Cricket upcycle, DCWV lemon flavor, Cloud Nine christy & friends, GP white.. Ink: Ranger broken china, Memento black, Quick Quotes green with envy... Stamp: MFT tree swing, TE a day in paradise... Accessories: Sizzix emb folder, MFT sun die, my cloud template, bee button, Copics.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sunday July 10, 2011 Stamping 411 sketch challenge. It's fun taking out my Stamping Up stamps and papers. I do need some SU designer papers (like I don't have enough of others) Only SU products can be used for this challenge and I'm sure this is the last of the designer paper.. Humm.. Papers: certainly celery, ballet blue, designer paper.. Ink: sofe suede, riding hood red, rose romance.. Stamps: cross hatch, sweet scoops.. Accessories: silver cording, embossing folder .
July 10, 2011
Bugaboo /Catch the bug challenge is to make it clean and simple.. This is hard for me as I always want to add more and more. But this is what I came up with today.. (on a side note I seem to be having blog issues on posting so hope this get's posted and also hope you are able to leave a message.. If not I know you can go through other posts I've done and leave it there. Not sure what the issues are with or if it's just me.)
Paper: SU kraft, DCWV weathered and woren stack.. Ink: Memento black.. Stamp: Bugaboo digi, words an old stamp with who by worn off.. Accessories: Spellbinder, bakers twine, Copics.

Sunday July 10, 2011 Paper Pretties sketch challenge
I thought this was a cute image to use as it seems my day's have been like this lately and love the way I put the words kind of fits the words and image having them more or less backwards in reading. But if you look at it it can be read either way just depends where you put the question mark. Paper: PTI kraft, DCWV linen closet.. Ink: Memento black and brown, Ranger brushed corduroy.. Stamp: Paper pretties.. Accessories: Pizzaz a Plenty half pearls, Spellbinder dies, Copics

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Saturday July 9, 2011 Well it's challenge time again over at Unscripted Sketches so head on over and join in the sketch fun. This is my card to tempt you to play along. We also have Christmas in July going on with each designer being highlighted so check it out and visit their blogs and see what they have been doing. There are also games and prizes now who doesn't love that. Paper: TE card base, DCWV garden party, MME stella rose..Ink: Ranger shabby shutter, Quick Quote pink cheeks, Memento black.. Stamp: Penny Black poised tulip.. Accessories: Viva pearl pen, PTI die wonderful words, Pizzaz a Plenty flower, TE leaf die, SU butterfly die, Positively pink SU pen, Tombow green, Marvy brown..

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Tuesday July 5, 2011


One card TWO challenges... Sketch from Deconstructing Jen and Hand Stamped Sentiments button it up Well I couldn't sleep too well last night with the dogs panting and anxious and all and those fire works which I'm sure are not bought at the firework stands at least some of them.. I'm so glad I took today off work but then I still got to get up early and play in the craft room making my card. If you read earlier on my blog you know we are updating our kitchen with tile and paint. I still have painting to do today in the kitchen before its complete and I have to get back to work tomorrow so looks like next weekend will be filled with completing the job. Kitchen is sure looking good with tiling, grouting and painting it's all coming together rather nice. Well on to the card.. Paper: PTI kraft, DCWV crafty stack..Ink: Memento black, Quick Quote green tea, blue hawaiian..Stamp: PTI studio style..Accessories: lace, button, floss, Copics

Monday, July 04, 2011

Monday July 4, 2011 Happy Birthday America...Hope everyone has a wonderful, safe 4th. We kind of lay low as our two little four legged kids do not care for the noise. Plus living in the country anything goes. We had quite a few boomers going off last night. Well if you read earlier in my blog I said that I did the tiling in the kitchen all around the back splash. Well yesterday I did the grouting and made curtains for over the sink. OH today this body is not happy...but little does it know today is paint day I have to get this done so I can put everything away I hate a not organized house so it's my incentive to push.
This sketch is for Sweet sketch Wednesday 108

One card TWO challenges... Sweet sketch Wednesday and Bugaboo/Catch the bug anything goes July... Well the image is from Bugaboo. Isn't Guss just too funny. The words are from the image line also but I wrote them as I was too tired last night to take the time to print them and then make sure the die did not cut the words off...

Paper: PTI kraft, October Afternoon campfire, DCWV crafty... Ink: printer, Quick Quotes tahiti... Stamp: Bugaboo... Accessories: embroidery floss, TE wave die, fish craft store, corner chomper, Copics