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Sunday, October 31, 2010

HYCCT21 Pink Ribbon

This is for the HYCCT21 challenge Handmade Embellishments. The base of the is GP white cs. I chose to make a butterfly using a small piece of "hope" shoelace. I tied white DMC floss for the body & snipped the triangles on each end. It's attached to the card with hot glue. I made the BIG pink ribbon using a "pink ribbon" shoelace. I adhered it with tacky tape. I stamped the sentiment with versa mark ink onto SU basic black cs. I used white embossing powder & heat gun to set. I used the white Signa pen to make squiggly lines & dots around the sentiment. I used a small flower punch & added a tiny adhesive pearl to the center to left of the sentiment. The panel is attached with 3D dots.

I don't know why I had a hard time with this challenge.

Paper:SU Basic Black cs, GP white cs
Accessories:heat gun, white embossing powder, small flower punch, white adhesive pearl, ribbon, shoelaces, DMC floss, 3D dots, white Signa pen, scissors, tacky tape
Ink:Versa Mark

HYCCT31 Patchwork Dots

This is for the final HYCCT31 challenge The Great Escape. We were to choose something that inspired on Esty.com and I chose this lovely QUILT.
I love escaping to my sewing room so I could make my quilts & tote bags.
I started with a pre-embossed DCWV white cs as the base. I layered DCWV black/white gingham dp, used the CB Houndstooth folder. I layered the center with SU basic black cs, then GP white cs. I also used the CB Houndstooth folder on the white cs. I used a small square hole punch on a variety of black/white dp's. I also layered with SU basic black just on the bottom left corners of the small squares so it looks similar to the quilted blocks. I used a SU small circle punch on a variety of colored adhesive dp, tried to match as close as possible to the quilt. I centered the dots on each small square. I also used a SU tiny circle punch & the small SU circle punch on a variety of adhesive dp's for the outside of the quilt. The main panel is raised with 3D dots.

What do you think of the dots? Thank goodness for adhesive dp that's for sure.

Paper: DCWV Pre-Embossed white card, SU basic black, variety of black/white dp, variety of adhesive dp, DCWV gingham dp
Accessories: CB Houndstooth folder, SU tiny circle punch, SU small circle punch, 3D dots

FS195 HYCCT07 Love You

Congrats again Cheryl for being Featured Stamper. I combined the challenge the HYCCT07 challenge Somekinda Hope II which is something borrowed and something not quite blue, we had to chose a color from the Hope Cancer Color Wheel. I chose card: CARD.
I used SU Not Quite Navy cs as the base. I layered with GP white cs. I also layered again with the SU Not Quite Navy cs, ran the CB Swiss Dot folder through it. I tied a satin ribbon that just happened to match perfectly. I stamped the image with SU Not Quite Navy ink, added a small adhesive pearl on the butterfly. I also used the SU ticket corner punch & sponged around the edges with NQN ink. I stamped the sentiment with black stazon. The image is raised with 3D dots.

Something borrowed was I cased Cherylquilts card and I chose the teal color on the wheel for ovarian cancer.

Things I changed: colors, sentiment, different CB folder

Stamps:Inkadinkado, SU Short & Sweet
Ink:Su Not Quite Navy, Black stazon
Accessories:CB swiss dot folder, ribbon, pearl, 3D dots, sponge, ticket corner punch
Paper:SU Not Quite Navy cs, GP white cs

Saturday, October 30, 2010

FS195 HYCCT06 Be Happy

Congrats to Cherylquilts for being Featured Stamper. I combined the challenge for the HYCCT06 Challenge Somekinda Hope 1 which is something old & something new. I chose this CARD.
I started with GP white cs as the base. I used SU markers for the flowers & black stazon for the sentiment on GP white cs. I pierced a hole for the gold dragonfly brad. I added 2 medium adhesive pearls for the centers of the flowers. I also added 2 small ribbon loops to the side.

Something new was the image & something old was the gold brad.

Things I changed: image, ribbon placement, added dragonfly brad

Stamps:Be Happy Hampton Arts
Paper:SU Pink Passion cs, GP white cs
Accessories: ribbon, gold dragonfly brad, SU markers, medium adhesive pearls
Ink:Black stazon

HYCCT30 Embossed Tree

This is for the HYCCT30 challenge Sketch by Dawn (flowergal36), you can find her sketch HERE.
I started with SU Hunter Green cs as the base. I ironed on fusible web on the green/gold tree fabric directly onto the white cs. I trimmed around the edges for a clean look. I used my piercing tool to for the corners, added mini gold brads to each corner. I had these gold border stickers so I cut to size and used that for the strip across the fabric. I stamped the tree with versa mark ink onto GP white cs & layered with gold dp. I used gold embossing power, added small adhesive gold beads to the tree. I also had a wooden star so I decided to use the versa mark pen and embossed the star with the gold embossing powder. I attached it to the tree top with a 3D dot. The tree is attached with 3D dots. After I was getting ready to upload, I forget to add where the embellishment goes so I decided to used the medium scallop circle punch on gold dp. I used a clear epoxy circle, added a gold star sticker, added small white adhesive pearls around the scallop as well as the center of the star. The scallop is attached with a 3D dot.

Stamps: Inkadinkado Clear Stamps
Paper:SU hunter green cs, GP white cs, misc white cs to fuse the fabric on, gold dp
Accessories:Fabric, fusible web, pearls, gold beads, wooden star, epoxy sticker, gold border stickers, iron, gold embossing powder, heat gun, scallop circle punch, gold brads, 3D dots , versa mark pen, piercing tool
Ink:Versa Mark

Patchwork by 6yr old

My 6yr daughter wanted to make my mom a patchwork card. All the squares were on a big piece of scrapbook paper, I cut all the squares. I stamped the image. Erin colored the bee with SU markers and the image is raised with 3D circles.

Friday, October 29, 2010

HYCCT29 True Friends

This is for the HYCCT29 challenge Sentiments Only. The only image that was allowed to be stamped was the sentiment. I thought about this while at work, I seem to be doing that a lot lately.
I started with Dark Teal textured cs as the base. I layered with DCWV apricot dp on top half. The bottom half is My Mind's Eye dp. I then used a strip of the dark teal cs to cover the seam between the dp's. I added 3 large adhesive pearls to each side. I stamped the sentiment with black stazon onto GP white cs. I used my SU apricot ink pad to rub around the white edges. I also used the MS border punch on the bottom of the white cs. I tied a teal organdy ribbon and added a gold purse charm. I also used the corner punch on the teal cs and added it to the right corner, then added a large adhesive pearl. The sentiment panel is raised with 3D dots.

Now to clean up my BIG mess that fell on my floor, all my watercolor pencils, markers....you name it fell on the floor. My 6yr daughter accidently pulled a drawer out & went backwards. I a wanted to get this card done before I started cleaning it.

Stamps:True Friends Stampabilities
Paper:Dark Teal Textured cs, GP white cs, My Mind's Eye dp, DCWV apricot dp
Ink:Black stazon, SU Apricot
Accessories:ribbon, large adhesive pearls, 3D dots, corner punch, MS border punch, gold purse charm

Thursday, October 28, 2010

HYCCT28 Let's Hang Out

This is for the HYCCT28 challenge-Make Time. We needed to play off the sentiment with the image for friends, sisters etc. It took me all day to think about what kind of idea to do, I narrowed it down to the quick & easy one.
I used SU cs as the base, not sure what color. I used DCWV flower dp for the bottom half. I also used SU Really Rust for the top half, ran it through the CB Dots & Spots folder, then brushed over with SU Chocolate Chip ink. I added a strip of the same color of cs as the base for the middle to hide the seam, ran it through the CB Swiss Dot folder. I tied a brown/white dotted ribbon. I stamped the monkey with black stazon onto GP white cs, colored with SU markers, then used the medium circle punch. I also used the large scallop circle on SU Chocolate Chip cs. I used my white Signo pen for the dots around the scallop circle. It's raised with 4 3D dots. I decided to add white dots around the whole base of the card, I hope it looks ok.
I used a medium rectangle punch on GP white cs, then layered with the SU Really Rust cs. The sentiment is hand written with a black fine sharpie. It's also raised with 2 3D dots.

Paper:Unknown SU color (base of card), SU Chocolate Chip cs, DCWV flower dp, GP white cs
Ink:Black stazon, SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories:CB Swiss Dot folder, CB Dots & Spots folder, 3D dots, black fine sharpie, large scallop circle punch, medium circle punch, medium rectangle punch, white Signo pen, ribbon, SU markers, sponge
Stamp:Changito Swing

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

We Are Family of Owls

My 7yr old daughter & I made similar cards using the owls. Hers says "We are family" and mine says "Party At The Nest.
I stamped all the owls, she cut them out and placed them, then used zots to stick the googlie eyes on.

HYCCT26 Owl Party

This is for the HYCCT26 challenge which is Cancer Is For The Birds to use a bird on your card. I was inspired by Lucy Abrams at Two Peas In A Pod gallery by her CARD.
I used SU Sahara Sand cs as the base as well as the 2nd layer. I used the sewing machine to stitch around the edges. I added hemp across so it looks like my owls are sitting on it. I stamped a variety of different owls on dp's with black stazon, cut out and adhered with 3D dots. The little yellow owl has 2 of the 3D dots to make it pop out more. I added all the googlie eyes with zots. I had these chipboard adhesive letters. I stamped the In The Nest with black stazon and added another owl over it.

Stamps:Inkadinkado Clear Stamps
Paper:SU Sahara Sand cs, variety of dp's
Ink:Black Stazon
Accessories: scissors, googlie eyes, zots, sewing machine, thread, 3D dots, googlie eyes, adhesive chipboard letters, hemp

Monday, October 25, 2010

HYCCT25 Button Snowman

This is for the HYCCT25 challenge which is Button It. We were suppose to make a card using buttons. I went through my button jar and found 2 matching white 2 hole buttons. I used the hot glue gun to attach the buttons. I made sure that the holes on buttons were the right way for the eyes as well as the body. I used the CB snowman die cut for the hat, mouth & nose. The nose is orange glitter adhesive dp. I did the hat twice on SU black cs. I tied a red/white gingham ribbon around the neck. I also adhered a thin piece of red ribbon for the hat and attached a mini snowflake button with my hot glue gun. I used the CB bubble folder on GP white cs. I used the scissors to create 3 different hills, make it look like 3D. The sky is old DCWV holiday dp with snowflakes, I added lots of mini adhesive pearls to each snowflake. I used the MS Star punch on SU glossy cs, then added a light blue rhinestone brad for the center. I adhered it with the hot glue gun in the sky. I stamped the sentiment with black stazon on GP white cs, cut out and adhered it underneath the 1st layer of snow. I stamped 2 of the same trees but on different cs. The pattern dp is from Cloud 9 Design and the other is SU Old Olive cs. I added small silver adhesive beads to the green tree and small pearl adhesive beads to the pattern tree. I adhered them underneath the 3rd layer of snow. I also decided to add a reindeer so I stamped it on GP white cs, colored with SU markers, cut out and adhered it on the snow. I didn't have any tiny shiny red rhinestones so I used the small hole punch on a glitter Xmas flower and adhered it to the reindeer.
I had fun creating my little scene.

Stamps:Hobby Lobby Holiday Cheer, Recollections North Pole
Accessories: CB bubble folder, CB snowman die cut, scissors, SU markers, mini adhesive pearls, small adhesive silver beads, MS star punch, ribbon, buttons, mini snowflake button, xmas glitter red flower, hole punch, hot glue gun
Paper: DCWV holiday dp, Cloud 9 Design dp, SU Old Olive, SU Glossy cs, GP white cs, SU Basic Black cs, orange glitter dp
Ink:Black stazon

Sunday, October 24, 2010

HYCCT03 Pink Ribbons

This is for the HYCCT03 challenge. The challenge was NOT to use a sentiment on the face of the card. That was hard, but I managed to do it.
I made a long card this time in order to make my idea work. I used GP white cs as the base. I layered with SU Rose Romance as the 2nd layer. I used Target $1 spot dp (6/$1)
I used a large scallop square on the lime green dp, then used a medium square punch on the light blue dp. I used the CB Ribbon Die Cut on Core Dinations sparkle dp. I then added 3 medium adhesive pearls to the center of the ribbons. The ribbons are attached with 3D dots as well as the large scallop squares. I then cut a thin strip of SU Rose Romance
and used tacky tape on white ribbon. I attached the blue ribbon bow with pearls on the center of the white ribbon.
After I took the picture, I realized I didn't do any stamping.

Accessories:CB Ribbon Dit Cut, ribbon, 3D dots, large scallop square punch, medium square punch, ribbon bow, medium adhesive pearls, tacky tape
Paper:Core Dinations sparkle dp, SU Rose Romance, GP White cs, Target $1 spot dp

HYCCT24 Forever Girlfriends

This is for the HYCCT24 challenge. It's all about girls in pink. We were suppose to use girlie images along with using pink in the card.
I stamped the image with black stazon onto GP white cs. I colored with watercolor pencils. I layered with Cloud 9 Design dp. I added a tiny white adhesive pearl on the flower on the blonde hair. I also had the friends dp from the old days and layered a strip with hot pink cs. I added a mint green adhesive flower to the top left corner. I used the large & medium flower punches on mint green cs and again the same pink dp. I added a medium pearl adhesive to the centers. I also used the large square punch on the pink dp. I stamped the sentiment with black stazon onto GP white cs, used the medium square punch with it. I added 3 mini pink rhinestones to the white cs. The base of the card is white linen and is a 5X5 card.

Stamps:Penny Black Sisterhood, Hampton Arts Forever Friends
Accessories:watercolor pencils, large & medium flower punch, adhesive pearls, rhinestones, large & medium square punch, rhinestone flower
Ink:Black Stazon
Paper:mint green cs, Cloud 9 Design dp, GP white cs, white linen cs, DCWV dp, hot pink cs

HYCCT17 Popped Presents

This is for the HYCCT17 challenge Pop It Out. We were suppose to make a card using 3D dots to make our pictures pop out.
I used SU Baroque Burgundy cs as the base. I layered with GP white cs. I used a medium square punch, large square punch & a rectangle punch on Cloud 9 Design Specialty dp for the presents. I used the 3D dots on the red present & the present with the trees. I used the large flower punch for the ties, cut them in half, then added silver adhesive beads to the centers. I also used a 3D dot one of the burgundy flower tie. The ties were punched on SU Old Olive cs and SU Buroque Burgundy cs. I stamped the sentiment with black stazon.

Accessories:Medium square punch, large square punch, rectangle punch, medium flower punch, large flower punch, silver adhesive beads, 3D dots
Ink:Black stazon
Stamps:Hero Arts Flourish Seasonal Messages
Paper:SU Old Olive cs, SU Barque Burgundy cs, GP white cs, Cloud 9 Specialty DP

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Witch card by 6yr old

My other daughter Erin who is 6yrs old also wanted to make a card for her teacher using her sister's drawing of the witch Kaitlyn drew. Erin colored with her coloring pencils, hand wrote the sentiment and added 2 black rhinestones.

HYCCT15 FS194 Flowers

This is for the HYCCT15 challenge Colors of Hope which is pink, aqua & olive. I combined the challenge with Featured Stamper which is LynniePoo. I chose this CARD. I used GP white cs as the base. I used the Scor-Pal. I used the medium flower punch on aqua, rose romance & olive cs. I added medium adhesive pearls to the center of the flowers. I stamped the sentiment with SU rose romance ink.

Things I change: I flipped the card, colors & sentiment.

Stamps:Unknown sentiment
Paper:GP white cs, Aqua, SU Rose Romance, SU Old Olive
Ink:SU Rose Romance
Accessories:Medium flower punch, medium adhesive pearls, Scor-Pal

HYCCT22 FS194 Snuggle Up

Another combination of challenges. This is for the HYCCT22 challenge which involves 3 design papers, 2 embellishments & 1 ribbon. I also made the card for the FS challenge, again congrats to Lynette. I chose this CARD.
I used DCWV pre embossed white cs. I layered with Cloud 9 Design Specialty dp. I used the CB Swiss Dot folder on the bottom dp. I used a maroon strip of ribbon across the seams. I stamped the image with black stazon onto SU creamy caramel cs. I colored the image with SU markers. I layered with SU Old Olive, added 2 gold brads. The image is raised with 3D circles.

Things I changed: Holiday, image, left off the cutouts

Stamps:Cling Suggle Season by Stampendous
Accessories:CB Swiss Dot folder, ribbon, gold brads, 3D circles, SU markers
Paper:SU Old Olive cs, SU creamy caramel cs, Cloud 9 Design dp
Ink:Black stazon

Witch card by 7yr old

My 7yr old daughter drew a witch. I thought it was so good that I took the picture to work, downsized the image onto GP white cs. Kaitlyn decided she wanted to make a card using her witch for her teacher. She colored with her colored pencils and added 1 black rhinestone. I may make me a card using her witch.

HYCCT23 Friends Quilt

This is for the HYCCT23 challenge which is Sew Thankful. We had to use stitching and incorporate friends in the card. I chose to do a quilt card since I'm a quilter. I cut 2.5 squares of fabric squares which was scraps from making a tote bag. I ironed the squares with fusible web, then onto GP white cs. I trimmed off the access around the edges. I used green metallic tread for all the stitching. I added 3 thin gold ribbons towards the bottom crossing each other. I added 2 mini gold adhesive beads to the dragonfly on the fabric. I also used DMC cream floss through the purple buttons, adhered with my hot glue gun. I stamped the sentiment with versamark ink pad, used gold embossing power on SU creamy caramel, used the heat gun to set. I layered with SU black cs. I added a gold dragonfly charm. The sentiment is attached with 3D circles. The base of the card is SU Basic Black cs.

Accessories:Hot glue gun, Heat Gun, buttons, sewing machine, metallic thread, charm, DMC floss, mini gold adhesive beads, 3D circles, thin gold ribbon, fabric, iron, fusible web
Stamps:Quilts Give Comfort
Paper:SU Creamy Caramel, SU Basic Black, GP White cs

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

HYCCT19 Fancy Dress

This is for the HYCCT19 Thank Heaven For Little Girls challenge. We were suppose to make a card that inspired us or someone in pink.
My 2 little girls are always playing dress up. They have a trunk full of dress up clothes, shoes & purses. I decided to make a dress card.
I traced the top of the dress onto hot pink felt. I had a little bit of white satin fabric and some tulle with silver sparkles on it so I gathered the 2 pieces with needle and thread. I adhered it with hot glue then attached the top to the skirt. I added silver adhesive beads to the top of the dress. I also stamped the sentiment which says "wish" with SU Pink Passion onto GP white cs, used the medium scallop punch, then adhered it to the silver decorative square. I added a silver star. I layered with hearts dp from the $1 bin at Target. I used the small hole punch on each corner of the heart dp, then wrapped silver cording and adhered it to the pink cs as the base.

Stamps:Unknown SU set
Paper:Target $1 bin dp, pink cs
Accessories:silver cording, pre-cut silver square, tulle, satin fabric, felt, silver brad, hot glue gun, silver adhesive beads, needle & thread, medium scallop circle punch, small hole punch
Ink:SU Pink Passion

HYCCT20 Ballerinas

This is for the HYCCT20 Sketch With A Twist. We had to make a card that had something to do with dancing also to follow the sketch. I have the HM ballerina stamp, but I found these cute ballerinas in my misc. stamps. I definately needed magnify glasses to color these girls, I even wore my glasses.
This card took longer than I wanted because I didn't have the proper tools to make the large circle so I found a circle chipboard coaster. I covered the back of the coaster with DCWV dp, then used the scallop scissors to cut around the circle. I stamped the image directly onto the chipboard, then colored with SU markres carefully. I sponged with SU Pretty In Pink, then stamped the sentiment with black stazon. I added a pink ribbon rose I found at the Dollar Tree (6/$1) in the wedding section. I layered with DCWV dp, the white dp has ballerina shoes, but you can't see them. I cut a strip of GP white cs, ran it the through the CB Swiss Dot folder and then added a pink MS border strip. I also added 3 small adhesive rhinestones to the bottom. The chipboard is attached with 3D circles.

I took the day off to make cards, but had to make my daughter's trick or treating bags too.

Stamps:Prima Ballerinas Stampabilities. Studio G $1 clear stamp
Ink:Black stazon, SU Pretty In Pink
Accessories:chipboard coaster, scallop scissors, 3D circles, MS Border strip, adhesive rhinestones, SU markers, ribbon rose, CB Swiss Dot folder, sponge
Paper:GP white cs, DCWV dp

Hello Kitty Bags

I've been wanting to make my girls Halloween trick or treating bags for 3 wks now. I let them pick out their own fabric, so they picked Hello Kitty. I stitched their names on the handles so they won't get confused who's bag is who's. I took the day off work today, it only took 3hrs to make 2 bags. I lined the bag as well so it looked finished. No batting needed. I decided to tie different color ribbons to one of the handles to finish them off.
I can't wait to pick up the girls today at school to show them their new treat bags. All fabrics are 100% cotton. We can use them for years to come, until they grow out of Hello Kitty.

Monday, October 18, 2010

HYCCT18 From The Heart

This is for the HYCCT18 Vintage Style. We needed to make a vintage card. I have to admit, this is out of my element and this is my 1st one. I found this great website for free vintage postcards you can download free which is HERE.
I printed the postcard onto SU Creamy Caramel cs after I decided what size I wanted. The base of the 5X5 card is also creamy caramel cs. I brushed the edges with Brown Distress Ink. I layered with SU Chocolate Chip, used the distressing tool for the edges. I layered again with SU Creamy Caramel and used the CB Script folder, then sponged over it with the Brown Distress Ink. I titled the postcard used 2 pieces of olive handmade papers underneath. I added a creamy string of squares and wrapped a piece of tan ribbon around the card. I also tied a gold key charm into the ribbon. I added mini gold adhesive beads to the bottom and the sides. I stopped at Michaels on the way home from work and found these red old fashion flowers. I used my hot glue gun to attach the flowers along with the gold large adhesive beads. I also added a gold dragonfly charm. I thought it needed something else, so I added the gold corner piece. I'm glad I was able to pull this together.

The sentiment on the postcard says "From A True Heart"

Accessories:Copier, vintage postcard, mini & large adhesive beads, brass corner piece, old fashion red flowers, ribbon, thin ribbon with squares, charms, CB Script folder, sponge, distress tool, hot glue gun
Ink:Brown Distress Ink
Paper: SU Creamy Caramel, SU Chocolate Chip, olive handmade paper

Saturday, October 16, 2010

HYCCT04 FS193 Snow girl

I needed to make the HYCCT04 using 4 layers & 4 embellishments so I thought I would combine the challenge with the FS challenge. Congrats to Laurie for being Featured Stamper. I chose this CARD.
I started with SU white cs, ran it through the CB Snowflake folder. The red layers are SU Real Red cs. The striped glitter dp is DCWV. I stamped the image with black stazon on GP White cs. I then decided to paper piece her jacket and boots so I stamped the jacket with black stazon on the striped dp and again on SU Real Red cs for the boots, then cut out and adhered. I also colored her using SU markers. I added 3 yellow adhesive rhinestones to her jacket. I then used my 2way glue and added SU white flock to the top of her hat. (I wish I had a mini pom pom) I stamped the sentiment with black stazon on GP white cs. I added a snowflake brad to the corner, added a red rhinestone with a sticky zot. I also added 2 polka dotted ribbon to the top.

Things I changed: Ribbon placement, image, left off the oval with sentiment.

Stamps:Recollections North Pole Clear Stamps, TPC Studio Winter Activities Clear Stamps
Ink:Black Stazon
Paper:DCWV Glitter DP, SU Real Red cs, GP White cs
Accessories:CB Snowflaker folder, SU white flock, 2way glue, ribbon, snowflake brad, rhinestones, sticky zots, scissors, SU markers

HYCCT16 Felt Coaster Card

This is for the HYCCT16 challenge which is Felt the Ta-Tas. We were to use felt on our cards. I had bought these felt coasters at Michaels awhile ago in the dollar section (4/$1). I put mini flower brads in the holes and added mini adhesive pearls to the centers of the brads. I then cut a black piece of SU basic black cs, then used my sewing machine. I then tied a ribbon and attached to the GP white cs. The card size is 4X4.

Accessories:sewing machine, flower brads, adhesive pearls, ribbon, thread, felt coaster
Paper:GP White CS, SU Basic Black

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