Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday June 26, 2011

Sketch challenge Deconstructed JenOH MY this has been one heck of a weekend. I had 9 scrapbook kits that needed completed in two days ...done ... then my Internet email carrier Centurylink decided it did not want to work so after hours and hours of waiting, trying different things and finally got a tech to help I set up a gmail account so I could send the photos, work sheets to the company... phew I only got one card made. The card below this post was made a week ago for the Unscripted group challenge but today this card was done in about an hour. I had it in my head what I wanted to do so that helped a lot and lucky being close to July 4th there are three challenges that are for Red, White and Blue .. so I have ONE card for FOUR challenges. ... Someone is looking out for me after all. But I really hate not making more cards. I love the outlet and relaxation of making cards..oh well there is next weekend..
This card is for the sketch above The Deconstructed sketch
Also for Hand Stamped Sentiments #72 RED WHITE AND BLUE
Also for Card Makin Mamas RED WHITE AND BLUE
and last but not least Catch the Bug RED WHITE AND BLUE and a RIBBON GASP I did not use a Bugaboo image.. I love their images but hay I love PI at My favorite things also.
Also this PI girl is suppose to be a fairy but I cut off her wings and made her wand a sparkler..
Paper: very vanilla SU, lime twist MME, blue Club Scrap, the pies?? not sure who but love it.. Ink: black Memento, real red SU, blue hawaiian Quick Quotes, broken china Ranger.. Stamp: PI MFT, Happy ?? Accessories: Stickles gold, ribbon ?, Sassafras #4, Sizzix embossing folder, Spellbinder, Copics

Sunday June 26, 2011

Sketch at Unscripted Sketches
This is my card I made to entice you to join in the Unscripted Sketches challenge. We would love to see what you come up with using the above sketch. Come on head on over to Unscripted and see the other inspirations and post your card.
Paper: scraps laying around, blush SU.. Ink: Ranger concord.. Stamp PTI wonderful words and mat stack .. Accessories: PTI die for flower and happy and mat (trimmed it down) , pearl brad, embossing powder, embossing folder

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday June 19, 2011 HAPPY FATHERS DAY to all you fathers, dads, father-in-laws, step-fathers to everyone who has been blessed with the love of a child in any way. I hope your day is a wonderful.

Sweet Sketch One card THREE challenges.. The Sweet Stop SSS113 using the above sketch.. The Pink Elephant TPE103 using 3 pattern papers, 2 buttons, 1 punch 1 ribbon... and Bugaboo-Catch the bug Its a mans world theme Ok my DH says the card is too busy but he does like it. I told him it is a smaller card and I needed the hill to be on grass vs just a strip of paper and if a smaller image you would loose too much detail. I am pleased with the way it came out. I wanted the number background as it more or less went with the sentiment.
Paper: MME lime twist.. Ink: Quick Quote green with envy, Ranger peeled paint.. Stamp: bugaboo digital image and words, TE balloon.. Accessories: glossy accents, SU punch scallop, LCS ribbon, TE buttons, floss, MFT grass die, Spellbinder circle die, Copics

Sunday June 19, 2011

Deconstructed Sketch

One card TWO challenges.. The deconstructed sketch DS6 and DYSU #24 using stars at the theme.. I have not played before at deconstructed sketches so this is a newbie for me. It was a fun sketch. I have used stars in a few recent challenges thought I may be running out of thoughts for another card..but low and behold I figured out another.

Paper: TE, DCWV cafe Mediterranean, Ink: versa mark, Memento black, Quick Quotes mango maitai... Stamp: Verve amazing grace.. Accessories: copper tinsel embossing powder, star embossing folder, acryllic stars, twine, brad that I dipped into the embossing powder and heated to give it the copper look, SU ornament punch.

Sunday June 19, 2011

Sketch from Lily Pad

Sketch challenge at Lily Pad Simple sketch but humm trying to figure out what to do. I think I pulled it off ok.

Paper: TE green, Debbie Mumm design paper.. Ink: Quick Quote bloody mary, maraschino cherry, green with envy.. Stamps: PTI hello friends, green thumb, vintage labels.. Accessories: Atyou spica- melon, lipstick, brad, corner chomper..

Sunday June 19, 2011

Stamping Royalty inspiration photo One card TWO challenge.. Stamping Royalty#76 to use the above photo for inspiration and Paper Pretties PWC158 making a single layer card.. I have a good friend who's birthday is tomorrow and she loves black and pink..well black was just too harsh so kept with the grays. I thought the black wording and pink went well with the rest of the card. I seldom do single layer cards but this was fun.
Paper: SU gray.. Ink: Marvy gray, Ranger weather wood, Quick Quote pink cheeks, SU positively pink, Memento black.. Stamp: PTI delightful doilies, and botanical silhouettes.

Sunday June 19, 2011

Unscripted sketches with piggyback challenge using purple, teal, green, orange.

DYSU challenge using the theme STARS Fun card to make and lots of stars. I did not realize I had so many items that you could use but then again my craft room is full of everything LOL.

This it the card for the challenge going on at Unscripted sketches. I am now on the design team so I'm not playing along other than tempting you to make your card and post it on the Unscripted Sketches site check out the sketch and piggyback challenge and let's see what you come up with..
Paper: SU lovely lilac, club scrap scraps, white embossed paper I got a sample of at a stamp convention and used assorted Ranger inks to get the assorted colors.. Ink: assorted Ranger inks. Stamp: NumNum.. Accessories: Mat 2, endless banner PTI, MFT row of stars, Sizzix die star, Marvy star punch, baker twine.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

OK after I posted the card below I was really really unhappy with the look, it was so small and dark and those were/are not the color of the card so I reloaded the card. I am going to try to get rid of the one below but if it doesn't work this top one is the good one. I am just having one of those days. Guess I need more coffee..

Sunday June 12, 2011

Sketch from Card Patterns

Challenge at Card Pattern #119... Made this cute little graduation card for a friend who just graduated from college. The colors are brighter than they look in the photo in fact the papers are Cosmo Cricket DeLovely and you know how bright those colors are. I just recently got Photo shop Element and I am not using it as it's confusing to me so I signed up for a four week (Mondays end of July and first three mondays in August) course at the college to learn and hope that once I do that my colors and images will come out a lot better. I have a good camera Nikon P90 and a light box but it's just missing something when I look at the original card.

Papers: TE card base, Cosmo Cricket DeLovely .. Ink: Quick Quote tahiti, pink cheeks, green with envy, Memento black .. Stamp: Bugaboo digital, PTI tag it's #4 ... Accessories: SU tag punch, Spellbinder die, Copics

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Saturday June 11, 2011

I tried to upload two images thinking the sketch would be first then the card.. NOT I obviously need to reverse the way I do this. I usually do them separate..
One card THREE challenges.. got to love it : ) The Sweet Stop SSS112 sketch (see below my card), Hand Stamped Sentiments Masculine..and Stampin Royalty Dad...
Well my dad passed some years ago but I still have my DH father so this will go to him. I tried to keep it simple and masculine staying with mono colors. I also turned the sketch sideways.
Paper: kraft, barley banana SU, scrap designer paper for butterfly, Ink: versa mark, SU choco chip, close to cocoa, Memento rich cocoa, Quick Quotes amaretto.. Stamp: PTI wood grain, botanical silhouettes.. Accessories: sticker letter, chocolate atyou spica pen, SU butterfly, Pizzaz a Plenty half pearls.

Saturday June 11, 2011

One card TWO challenges.. Bugaboo/Catch the bug using pearls and lace.. and DYSU #23 birthday
Well once again I am still trying to get birthday cards made we seem to have a lot for June and July so stocking up. Not like I can't make them any other time of the year and be ready for the event LOL... Paper: TE card base, DCWV designer scrap..Ink: Quick Quote green with envy, Memento black.. Stamp: Bugaboo digi image, words Local King Rubber.. Accessories: PTI Mat 5 die, TE brad, Want 2scrap half pearls, scrap of lace, Copics.

June 11, 2011

Unscripted Sketch challenge
Well I am now on the design team at Unscripted Sketches so I am not able to participate in the challenges but this is better. I have a lot to learn as I have never been on a design team before but I am learning. Please head on over to Unscripted Sketches
and enter your card or project using the above sketch. You can reverse it, flip it and make the card/project work for you and enter into the challenge. We would love to see your cards/projects.
My card: Paper TE card base, DCWV nursery baby boy, scrap orange. Ink: Quick Quote blue hawaiian, Ranger broken china, dusty concord, spiced marmalade, Stamping Up tempting turquoise, elegant eggplant. Stamp: PTI green thumb. Accessories: EK label punch, SU three flower punch, PTI die, TE bling.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Sunday June 5, 2011

Clean and Simple sketch Challenge at Clean and Simple FTL143.. I like this background paper and those cute little cats. I am quite allergic to cats so like it when I can use stamps cause they are darling little pets with an attitude.. Paper: SU kraft, BG max & whiskers, GP white..Ink: Quick Quote mango mai tai, mocha mama.. Stamp: Penny Black purrfect day...Accessories: SU butterfly and scallop punch, cinnamon stickles, choco spica pen.

Sunday June 5, 2011

Card Patterns sketch

Challenge at Card Patterns #118... I let the paper be the focal point for this card. I LOVE this background designer paper I really really love it and just wanted to use more and more but figured I'd keep it simple and I just did not want to cover it up either. The flower is some OLD and I do mean old seam binding from the 70's and I spritzed it with shimmers to get this lovely color and it just worked with the card so I gathered it and glued it to a circle backing and stuck the brad in it. I'm pleased with the way it came out.

Papers: Heidi Grace designers, card base TE. Ink: Quick Quote green with envy, Memento black. Stamp: Hero Arts happiness. Accessories: seam binding, brad Pizzaz a plenty, EK punch

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Saturday June 4, 2011

Sketch for BugWW#4 One card two challenge both with Bugaboo.. The sketch above is for CDAC (crafters digital art center) Wacky Wednesday Bugaboo #4 challenge BUGWW#4 .. and Bugaboo / Catch the bug challenge Anything goes.. Once again a great bugaboo image. I can not get enough of them. She was fun to make this card.
Paper: TE card base, tues. morning green, October afternoon. Ink: Quick quote Green with envy, bloody mary. Stamps: Bugaboo image and words. Accessories: glossy accents, 1/2 pearls Pizzaz a plenty, copics.

Saturday June 4, 2011

Paper Pretties sketch 156 One card two challenges Paper Pretties PWC 156 and Hand Stamped Sentiments Paper Piecing I paper pieced the dress, I have done a few paper piecing projects and love how it always comes out. I love this paper for her cute little dress it just went so well for this card. Paper: card base TE, American Craft happy go lucky, Ink: Quick Quote Tahiti, SU kiwi kiss, versa mark, Stamp: Paper pretties image, SU whimsical words, small backgrounds SU, Accessories: brad and 1/2 pearl in flower Pizzaz a plenty, white embossing power, seam binding, copics.

Saturday June 4, 2011

Unscripted Sketches 109

One card two challenges... Unscripted Sketches #109 using their sketch and the second is for DUSU using orange There is for sure a lot of orange in this card. I love orange (with purple and lime green) it's better when it's not so Halloween looking. I thought this came out nice and bright summer looking.

Paper: TE card base, DCWV, club scrap and other assorted scraps of paper. Ink: memento black. Stamp: Club scrap words, Verve blue skies butterfly. Accessories: PTI, MFT, TE dies, corner chomper, Copics, Pizzaz a Plenty brads.

Saturday June 4, 2011

Stamping 411 SSC206 sketch

I did two cards for this one sketch for Stamping 411 this one I turned the sketch... and the second one is also for Some Odd Girls making a manly card... This first card is using Pear Pizzaz, Mauve Mist, White, Rich Razzleberry card stock, Ink is positively pink, old olive, black, elegant eggplant, ribbon Rich Razzleberry, hardware hedgepodge, stamp Easy Elegance, punch. All products are by Stamping Up.

Second card for Stamping 411 and Manly card for Some Odd Girls ... All products are by SU.. Soft suede, black, apricot appeal card stock, scallop punch, soft suede and black, apricot appeal ink, butterflie die, the words and design on butterfly are something to celebrate, elephant is wild animals, small wheel heart of africa. It's kind of hard to see but the truck of the elephant has a butterfly on it. Thought it was a cool touch.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

June 2, 2011 There is a group of us ladies who have a calendar project we do and this is the second year that I got involved in this and we can choose what month or what ever is left over if your late in deciding and if you choose two or more months you get that many calendars back. I made this June page and I did a September page so did 12 of each image. I have a calendar at home in my craft room and one at work so I get to look at every ones great pages all month long. Its a great idea making these for gifts if you like to mass produce things.
Image is CC designs, sand and birds are old stamps I don't know who by, the clouds are a template I use and broken china ink, birds are gray ink, sand vintage photo, papers dcwv, kraft paper, MFT sun die, punch thongs..or is it flip flops now LOL.. Copics and viva pearl pens. The page is against a red background just so it would show up in the photo.