Sunday, March 13, 2011

Bunny Shaped Card--Easter

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Friday Sketches & Simon Says

I created this card for a co-worker who just got a job as a principal. The stamp is Wee Blossoms by Wee Stamps. I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers and I was VERY motivated by the Anything Goes Challenge at the Simon Say Challenge Blog.   I added Primas to the flowers in the image to give it a 3D flair. The pearl in the centers of the flowers are from Stampin' Up and I colored them with my DB Studio Markers.   I colored with my DickBlick Art Studio Markers and the designer papers are from DCWV The Crafty Stack. The card base is made from Core-dinations CS (which is by far my favorite CS) from the Nostalgia Super Stack. I really enjoyed creating with this little image. I added an oval and cut the whole thing using my Silhouette. The color combination was new for me but I really like the way it turned out. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Talk about cutting it close...

This morning I had the whole house to myself, including no puppy!  So I started my Saturday the usual way...looking for inspiration and an excuse to get out of cleaning.  I found a sketch on CPS-Card Sketches that I found intriguing and I knew just the digi set I wanted to use on the card (Bugaboo Stamps-MS Bunny Blocks).  So finally around 6:00 pm I sat down to start the card and checked the website again for all the details.  Then I realized the card was due 8:00pm central.  It is now 8:30 eastern and I am finished with the card. The glue is still wet...  Not sure about the card but I still love the sketch and the images.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

Lately I have really been admiring the cards with all the different flower elements.  I have wanted to try one but have always put it off.  As I was looking through challenges (and being completely overwhelmed by the sheer number of challenges out there) I found Cute Card Thursday .  The sketch they have posted for the challenge is exactly what I have been wanting to do.  But it was truly the hardest challenge because it was out of my comfort zone.  I used several different patterned papers, I matted and layered (which I am usually in too big of a hurry to do), and I used flowers with different patterns... As I have said before I have a hard time mixing and matching patterns.  I also entered the card into the Catered Crop Challenge which gave the following "recipe" for a card (I highlighted what I accomplished)
  • Pattern Paper – Go Crazy with Patterns!
  • Colors – Anything Goes! Mix and match, try some black accents
  • Stamps Aprons, images from the kitchen or cupcakes
  • Color Mediums – Prisma Pencils, pens (like Sharpies or Jelly Roll), black ink, distress inks
  • Embellishments – pearls, ribbon, rickrack
  • Misc. Supplies – Puff Paints, Glossy Accents, ModPodge
  • Tools border punches or die cuts (or use paper trims)
  • Techniques – mixing patterns, coloring with Prisma pencils
  • Theme – cooking or cupcakes
  • Shapes – Squares -the card is square
Stamps:  MelJen Cheery Cherry; Paper: DCWV The Grade School Stack, Wassau Paper (white CS), Ink: DickBlick Studio Markers, PrismaColor Pencils w/Gamsol, Souffle Gel Pen White; Accessories: die cuts from Silhouette, Queen and Co. Ribbon and rhinestones, brads (unknown)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

One of my favorite designers

When I got started with digital stamping I only looked for the freebies offered by designers.  That was until I got hooked on MelJen Designs digi stamps.  They are too darn cute for words.  I enjoy working with them and I stock up whenever I can.  Here is one of my latest purchases.

Check out MelJen Designs,  the challenge  (birthday) and Whimsy Stamps where you can purchase the designs.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

3 cards in one night....How Do I stack up???

OK, I have been putting off making these cards (not because I didn't want to do them, quite the opposite, because I wanted to do them well and I was waiting for inspiration).  My dickblick studio markers and colored pencils with gamsol (of course) came in this week.  They were my Valentine's day gift from hubby.  

It seems like everyone in my family has birthdays in February.  So I have lots of opportunities to try different techniques.  This weekend I made a pocket card for my 2 year old nephew, a tab card for my niece Vaughn and a Bowser Jr card for my nephew Anderson using a coloring sheet I found online.  

I am entering all three of these into the Dots Challenge at Do You Stack Up Blog Challenge, Creative Inspirations Paintchallenge to use stripes and dots (the Bowswer card) and Pile It On (where they encourage you to Pile on the Challenges...this weeks theme there is Childhood Dreams (see Bowswer card)!). I have always loved using dots in my work.  Just so happened that all three have dots of some kind

Digi Stamp from MelJen-This is a new one, I can't remember the name off hand.  But it was fun to color.
Greetings Farm Anya for this card, and a MelJen flower to use as an accent piece.  Pretty huh?
  This is Bowser, Jr.  I found this coloring page online, reduced the size and created this card for Anderson, who truly believes HE IS Bowser Jr.  I think it works perfectly for dots and stripes for the Creative Inspirations Paint blog.  The Pile it on Challenge was childhood dreams and since Anderson dreams of being in the "Bowser family" one day I think this counts... Thanks for looking.  How is that for Piling It on?

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Card for Pregnant Friend

I made this card for my friend Heidi, she just found out she is pregnant with her 3rd child.  I was so excited for them that I was inspired to make a card..."Expecting Love"  I was really happy with the results, she said it was the most beautiful card she had every seen.  Makes me smile!