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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

WT316 Black Tie Affair



This is for the Ways To Use It challenge to use flowers. I used my new CB folder on GP white cs, pierced holes in the centers of the flowers on the cake then added medium black brads. I adhered a MS pink ribbon bow. The base of the card is SU basic black cs. I used the triple flower punch to make the flowers with pink & black cs, then added mini white brads for the centers. They are raised with 3D dots.

Quick card, it's almost 1:00am



PaperSU basic black cs, GP white cs, pink cs
AccessoriesCB flower cake EF, black brads, white brads, triple flower punch, MS ribbon bow

SC326 CC316 Bloom


I decided to combine the color challenge which is similarities to blue, olive & teal to some similarities & the sketch challenge to get my mojo going, just was to tired last night.
I used GP white cs the base. I layered all papers with G.C.D. Studios Morning Glory doubled sided dp, then flipped the one print & layered with the solid blue. I used the CB Birds & Swirls folder on the small olive strip dp. I stamped the image with black stazon, colored with SU markers & added small white pearls for the centers of the flowers. I used the long sizzix flourish die cut on the blue dp & adhered it underneath the main panel which is raised with 3D squares. I used the MS Butterfly punch on the same dp's, then added more pearls for the body. I also added pearls along the side on the olive printed dp.

You can barely see the Bird for my desert on the olive panel, but it's there.

I hope this works for the color challenge. I'm thinking this may work for the spotted canary challenge too.

It's 1:24am, my typical time going to bed on a work night.

TFL!


Stamps:Studio 112 $1 clear stamps
AccessoriesSizzix flourish die cut, CB Birds & Swirls folder, zots, pearls, MS butterfly punch, 3D squares, SU markers
PaperG.C.D. Studios Morning Glory Double Sided dp, GP white cs
Ink:black stazon

Monday, March 28, 2011

CAS112 Special Day



This is for the CAS challenge which is called Cut Up Sentiment. I wanted to play with my new CB embossing folder. The base of the card is GP white cs as well as the 2nd layer. I ran it through the CB Butterfly embossing folder, tied a white sheer & satin ribbon. I added 2 medium white pearls to the butterflies. I stamped the sentiment with black stazon on GP white cs, then cut out & popped the words with 3D dots.



Stamps:Studio G $1 clear stamps (sentiment)
Paper:GP white cs
Ink:Black stazon
Accessoriesscissors, white sheer & satin ribbon, 3D dots, CB Butterflies folder, pearls

Sunday, March 27, 2011

TLC318 Butterfly Dreams



This is for the technique challenge called "Follow The Edge"...I admit it took awhile, but I like the way it came out. Thanks Joan for a cool technique.
I used purple cs as the base. I layered with GP white cs, then again with the GP white cs. I stamped the butterflies with versa mark ink, then used Moss embossing powder, heat gun to set, then ran it through the CB Swiss Dot folder & cut out the edges. I added a purple rhinestone to each butterfly. I used bazzill olive cs as the liner on the inside. I used the versa mark ink for the sentiment, then white embossing powder then heat gun to set. I used what I had left over of the CB dotted background & punched a butterfly then added a purple rhinestone to it.
The sentiment says "Chase your dreams, you might catch one".



StampsMS Butterfly Clear stamps, unknown sentiment
Paperpurple cs, GP white cs, bazzill olive cs
Accessoriesheat gun, Moss embossing powder, white embossing powder, purple rhinestones, scissors, CB Swiss Dot folder, MS triple butterfly punch
Ink:Versa Mark Ink

FS216 Beach Bum



Congratulations Elaine aka Quixotic for being Featured Stamper. I had a very hard time choosing from your wonderful stitched gallery. I finally narrowed it down to your cute beach bum CARD.
The card base is GP white cs. I layered with SU chocolate chip cs. The dp is from Bo Bunny Press Beachy Keen Words. I used my sewing machine to stitch around the dp. I stamped the image with black stazon on GP white cs. I colored with SU markers, sponged with SU more mustard. I again used the sewing machine to stitch around the image I layered with Bazzill Olive cs. I tied an olive ribbon underneath. I added a beach ball brad for the center of the flower. The image is raised using 3D dots.

Things I've changed: image, added flower



Stamps:Changito Monkey Pool Guy
Accessories:flower, beach ball brad, ribbon, 3D dots, sewing machine, SU markers, sponge
Ink:Black stazon, SU More Mustard
Paper:GP white cs, SU chocolate chip cs, bazzill olive cs, Bo Bunny Press Beachy dp

Thursday, March 24, 2011

QFTD53 Sisters


Congratulations to Karen aka Dunbrook for being the new Queen. I'm happy to pass along the reign, enjoy. :)
This is the CARD I chose from Karen's gallery.

I made this card for my twin sister Bonnie (okstamper) I wish I could be there for her when she needs me, so I thought I would make her a card.
I made SU Rose Romance as the base, I layered with blue bazzill cs. I typed the sentiment is computer generated several times over on GP white cs. I stamped the image with black stazon on GP white cs, layered with SU rose romance cs. I paper pieced the outfits & used my primascolor pencils to color. I tied DMC floss on the button then adhered it to the prima flower. I panel is raised with 3D squares & the flower is adhered with a sticky dot.

Things I changed: Omitted the ribbon, added layers, changed sentiment.



StampsMe & My Big Ideas Inkadinkado
Accessoriesprimascolor pencils, button, prima flower, 3D dots, sticky dot, scissors, computer
PaperSU rose romance cs, GP white cs, misc dp, blue bazzill cs
Ink:Black stazon

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

SC325 SPRINGSC11 Bloom



Here's my 2nd card for tonight on 2 different challenges, just realized it was 1:05am.
This is for today's sketch challenge. All yellow printed dp is Cloud 9 Design, the white layers is GP white cs. I pink dp is also Cloud 9 Design. I stamped the flowers with black stazon on GP white cs, stamped the flowers again, colored with SU markers then cut out the centers & used 3D dots. I used the MS Picket Fence punch using the same yellow dp. I used a piercer and added a gold dragonfly brad. The flower panel is raised using 3D dots.

Thanks for the great layout. I flipped the layout in order to use these flowers.



StampsStampendous April Shower Flowers Clear Stamps
AccessoriesSU markers, scissors, 3D dots, dragonfly brad, piercer
Ink:Black stazon
PaperCloud 9 Designs dp, GP white cs

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

CAS111 SPRINGSC11


Better late than never I guess. This is for the CAS111 sketch challenge from Lisa Lara CARD.
I used GP white cs as the base. The dotted dp is ran through the CB Diamonds In The Rough folder. I pierced 2 holes in each corner to add 2 blue button brads. I traced a small pattern of the dresden plate out of my quilt book, then traced each one on 8 different dp's. I then cut out & adhered to white cs, again cut out the whole dresden plate, then ran it through the CB Textile folder. I also used a black fine uniball pen to do faux stitching. I stamped the bunny with black stazon, colored with SU markers, then the faux stitching around the circle which I used a medium circle punch. It's raised with 3D squares. I used a bow punch on blue dp & added a pink pearl. (not sure if I like placement of the bow). The sentiment is stamped with black stazon as well as the 3 buttons on the bottom. I colored the buttons with SU markers.
I think this would be ok for the Spotted Canary challenge too.



Ink:Black stazon
Accessoriestracing paper, scissors, SU markers, 3D squares, black fine uniball pen, bow punch, pearl, button brads, CB Diamonds In The Rough folder, CB Textile Folder
PaperDollar Tree Dotted dp, DCWV blue dp, GP white cs, various printed dp's
Stamps:Quilts Give Comfort

Saturday, March 19, 2011

F4A56 Stitched Garden



This is for the Free For All challenge, which is How Does Your Garden Grow.
I decided to do a tall card. The card base is GP white cs. I used My Mind's Eye dp's, stitched down the seam using a zig zag stitch, plus also stitched 2 lines down the dotted dp. I used the scallop border punch on the long edge. I wrapped hemp around then tied a organdy gold ribbon bow, then tied a silver flower pot charm using silver wire. I added the birthday sentiment hardware. I used the Sizzix layered flowers die cut on pre-embossed dp, adhered 2 paper flowers, then added big pearls for the centers. I stamped the stitched lines for the stems, used a black sharpie and drew the leaves. I used the MS butterfly punch, added pearls for the body.

I made this card while it was snowing outside, can't wait for spring.



StampsFlowers & Friends
AccessoriesSizzix Flower die, gold organdy ribbon, hemp, charm, sharpie pen, paper flowers, pearls, scallop border punch, sewing machine, MS large butterfly punch
Ink:Black stazon
PaperMy Mind's Eye dp, GP white cs, tan pre-embossed dp

Thursday, March 17, 2011

WT314 Smile



This is today's Way To Use It challenge involving "smiles" on your card. I used GP white cs the base. The dp panel is from G.C.D. Studios Dbl sided dp from Big Lots. I used the Nesties die cuts for the 2 scallop layer panels, then embossed. My pen pal Becki on Kotas made these paper flowers for me, I added pearl & silver brads for the centers. I used the Sizzix branch punch on the same dp using the Cuttlebug. I also cut a piece of lime green dp, then tied a ribbon. I used a sentiment hardware that says "smile" so it was perfect.

Just when I was about to go to bed, this challenge came out. I promised myself I would go to bed early, but it's 1:00am now.

Thanks for looking.



PaperGP white cs, G.C.D. Studios Dbl sided dp
AccessoriesCuttlebug, Sizzix Branch punch, hardware (sentiment), ribbon, homemade paper flowers, pearl brads, spellbinders

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

SC324 You Rock


This is for today's sketch challenge. I needed to make a birthday card my daughter who's turning 8 today, I knew I wasn't going to have time tomorrow. She loves skulls & pink, this is what I came up with.

I used SU basic black as the base. I layered with GP white cs, then The Paper Company shimmery black dp. The polka dot dp is from Making Memories. I used the CB skull die cut first on the black shimmery dp, then again used the CB skull emboss folder. I had some adhesive ribbon with stars, so I cut out the stars & made the eyes, then added mini pink rhinestones for the centers. I used a bow punch on pink cs, then added a white pearl. I stamped the sentiment with black stazon on GP white cs, layered with SU basic black cs. I added pink rhinestones on the corners. I used 3D dots on the skull & the sentiment.

I can't believe it's almost 1:30am, just think I started out with purses & flowers....didn't end up that way.



StampsInkadinkado Rock Star clear stamps
PaperSU basic black cs, GP white cs, pink cs, MM polka dot dp, The Paper Company shimmery black dp
Accessories:ribbon for the stars, pink rhinestones, pearl, CB Skull Emboss folder, CB Skull Die Cut, 3D dots, ribbon punch
Ink:Black stazon

Monday, March 14, 2011

CC314 Happy Birthday


This is for today's color challenge which is soft suede, baja breeze, crumb cake & neutrals. I didn't have any of the new colors so I hope I came close enough.

I used SU Chocolate Chip cs as the base, layered with SU creamy caramel cs, then bazzill tan textured cs. I stamped the flowers with Walnut Stain distress ink onto DCWV teal textured dp. I used the MM eyelet setter to put brown eyelets in the 3 main flowers. I used the MS border fence punch on SU creamy caramel, then adhered a piece of SU chocolate chip cs on the plain space of the fence. I used the Nesties die for the sentiment using SU creamy caramel cs. I used SU taken with teal ink around the edges, then stamped the sentiment with the walnut distress ink. I also used the MS leaf punch using the DCWV teal dp, added a tan prima flower & a brown button. The sentiment panel is raised with 3D dots. I used the MS triple butterfly punch on SU chocolate chip cs.



Ink:Walnut Stain Distress Ink
AccessoriesMS Triple butterfly punch, MS leaf punch, MS fence border punch, Nesties, MM eyelet setter, brown eyelets, 3D dots, prima flower, button
PaperSU chocolate chip cs, SU creamy caramel cs, DCWV teal textured dp, Bazzill textured tan cs
StampsStampendous Dandle Trio, Studio G $1 clear stamp (sentiment)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

FS214 Pearly Flowers



Congratulations to Bridget for being Featured Stamper. I've always admired your gallery & your generous comments on my cards. I chose Bloomin' Gold as my inspiration to CASE.
I used Reflections pink cs as the base & for the 2nd layer too. I used SU Love & Happiness Rub Ons for the white flower swirls, added mini white pearls to the small flowers. I had just bought these pre-made white flowers 3D die cuts at Target for $2.40 (pkg of 38) on clearance. I added a string of white pearls, then adhered a Zot sticky dot for the big white pearl & put in on the string of pearls. The sentiment is also from the SU Hope & Happiness Rub Ons. I wanted to use white as the base, but then couldn't use the rub ons since they were white.

Things I changed: omitted the embossing, pre-made flowers & colors.

Thanks for looking!



Paper:Reflections pink cs
Accessories: string of white pearls, mini adhesive white pearls, pre-made 3D die cut flowers, SU Hope & Happiness Rub Ons, big 1/2 pearl

Saturday, March 12, 2011

IC275 Fossil Patchwork



This is for today's inspiration challenge. We were to choose something from the Fossil website to create something. I chose this cute HANDBAG.

I used gray cs as the base, made it into a 5X7 card to make it work. I used a medium square punch on gray, burgundy, peachy orange & GP white cs, then cut into triangles. I adhered them on a piece of lined cs, just to get them as straight as I can, but it didn't work out that way. I used a black fine sharpie pen to make the notches around each triangle as well as the outside of the panel. I stamped the flower with black stazon on the peachy cs, made 2 flowers, cut out & added a black button with white DMC floss. I also added 2 black flourish chipboard glitter stickers underneath.



Stamps:Doodle This
Paper:peach orange cs, gray cs, GP white cs, burgundy cs
Ink:black stazon
Accessories:chipboard flourish stickers, button, DMC floss, black sharpie pen, medium square punch, scissors

Friday, March 11, 2011

QFTD51 F4A55 Tweet


I decided to combine 2 challenges which are Free For All-On Edge & Queen For The Day. Congratulations Jill aka quillister, loved your gallery. I chose this cute Owl CARD.
I used SU creamy caramel as the base. I layered with lime green cs, again with the creamy caramel cs. The bird dp is DCWV Green Stack Recycled Paper. I stamped the bird with black stazon onto SU creamy caramel cs, colored with SU markers, cut out & added a gold rhinestone to the flower. I used a large circle punch on close to cocoa cs, then used a large scallop circle punch on creamy caramel cs. I used a circle stencil in order to sponge the circle, I used SU Green Galore ink. The bird is raised with 3D dots as well as the branch after I cut it out. I tied ribbon underneath 3 times. I used a medium scallop circle punch on lime green cs, then used a medium circle punch on SU really rust cs, than a smaller circle punch on creamy caramel cs. I hand wrote the sentiment with a black fine sharpie. It's also raised with 3D dots. I also added 3 more gold rhinestones. I used the white Signo gel pen around the edges of the lime green cs to make it look like faux stitching. That's the challenge for being on the edge.

Things I changed: From Owls to Birds, used dp verses stamping the background



Stamps: Imaginisce Bird Clear $1.00 stamp, Hampton Art Tree Clear stamps
Ink:black stazon, SU Green Galore
Paper:Lime green cs, SU creamy caramel cs, DCWV Green Stack Recycle Paper, SU close to cocoa, SU really rust
Accessories:ribbon, scissors, SU markers, 3D dots, large circle punch, large scallop circle punch, medium circle punch, medium scallop circle punch, small circle punch, gold rhinestones, sponge, circle stencil, white Signo gel pen, black fine sharpie pen

Thursday, March 10, 2011

WT313 Hello



Today's Way To Use It challenge was to use felt. I made a 4X4 card using SU rose romance as the base. I bought these felt coasters t Michaels (4/$1.00), cut the inside of the felt coaster which already had flowers hooked together. I made a felt frame. I cut a piece of GP white cs just a bit smaller to fit under the frame. I stamped the stem with SU old olive. I adhered 2 felt flowers to each stem, then strung a piece of wax purple twine through the felt buttons. I added a felt butterfly again, I bought at Michaels (24/$1.00) then stamped the sentiment with black stazon.

You can't beat the $1 bins at Michaels.



Stamps:Watercolor Garden II, Studio G $1 clear stamps
Ink:SU old olive, Black stazon
Accessories:felt flowers, felt buttons, wax twine, felt butterfly, felt coaster
Paper:SU rose romance, GP white cs

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

SC323 SPRINGSC11 Monkey Bunnies


This is for today's sketch challenge. This also qualifies for the Spotted Canary Spring challenge. I used SU creamy caramel cs as the base. I layered with DCWV Purple Glitter dp, ran it through the CB Diamonds folder. I diamond dp is also DCWV, I used my sewing machine to stitch down both sides of the strip. I stamped the image with black stazon on SU creamy caramel cs, colored with SU markers, then layered with light purple cs. I added yellow pearls in one corner & a yellow prima flower with a pink button in the opposite corner. The main panel is raised with 3D dots.

I took this picture 4 times, couldn't get the shine off. It's 1:40am, need to get some zzzz's....4:30am comes quick.



Stamps:Changito Hop Clear Stamps
Accessories:sewing machine, thread, SU markers, CB Diamonds folder, 3D dots, button, prima flower, yellow pearls
Paper:DCWV dp, DCWV purple glitter dp, SU creamy caramel cs, light purple cs
Ink:black stazon

Monday, March 7, 2011

USE003 SPRINGSC11 Hello



I wanted to play in my friend's Use it Tuesday challenge for the 1st time & today's challenge was a sketch one which you can find HERE, this also makes for the Spotted Canary Spring challenge too.
I started with GP white cs. I layered with pink cs, the dp is K&Company. I also layered a strip of pink cs again with the dotted K&Company dp, then used a wide lace ribbon & again used a pink ribbon, then tied a knot. I stamped the image with black stazon, colored with SU markers on GP white cs. I stamped the image again, only to cut the flower & colored then popped it with a 3D dot, then added a pearl for the center. The flower panel is raised with 3D dots. I used white DMC floss on the pink buttons & stamped the sentiment with black stazon.

Thanks Siobhan for a great sketch.



Stamps:Studio 112 $1 clear stamps, Stampendous April Shower Flowers Clear stamps
Accessories:SU markers, scissors, 3D dots, pearl, wide lace ribbon, pink ribbon, DMC floss, buttons
Paper:GP white cs, pink cs, K&Company dp
Ink:black stazon

SPRINGSC311 Bloom



This is for the Spotted Canary Spring challenge contest. I made this into a 5.5X5.5 card using GP white cs as the base. I layered with light blue, yellow cs. All dp's are from K&Company Sweet Nector. I used the sewing machine to stitch around the 1st layers as well as the 2nd layers. I used the SU paper lace square doily. I also added a MS die cut tag. I stamped the flowers with black stazon on GP white cs, colored with SU markers. I stamped the big flower again, colored then cut out & used pop dots to make it pop. I stamped the word "bloom" in the center. I added green ribbon then adhered a big pink button then tied ric rac on the button. The main panel is raised with 3D dots.



Accessories:sewing machine, thread, button, ric rac, SU markers, MS die scallop tag, pop dots, scissors, ribbon, SU paper square doily, SU markers
Ink:Black stazon
Paper:GP white cs, K&Company Sweet Nector dp, light blue cs, yellow cs
Stamps:Stampendous April Shower Flowers Clear Stamps

Sunday, March 6, 2011

CAS109 Splash



This is for the CAS theme challenge is "humor". I don't know what processed me to buy this stamp at Big Lots for $2.00, maybe because it was cheap. I stamped the image with black stazon on GP white cs, used a large square punch then colored with SU markers. I used light blue cs, ran it through the CB Swirls folder. I used an oblong (4 in one) punch, then hand wrote the sentiment with a black fine sharpie. I used pop dots on both the sentiment & the image panel.
This is a 4X4 card, the base of the card is GP white cs.



Stamps:Inkadinkado Wood Stamps
Accessories:CB Swirls folder, large square punch, 4 in on oblong punch, pop dots, SU markers, black fine sharpie
Paper:light blue cs, GP white cs

FS213 Silver Cross



Congratulations Neva for being Featured Stamper. I chose this cross CARD as my inspiration.
I used GP white cs for all layers. I used the CB Birds & Swirls folder. I then used the Sizzix scallop oval die twice, just to get 2 ovals so I can have one underneath the oval with silver cross sticker on it. I used a white satin ribbon underneath the scallop frame. The main panel is raised with 3D dots.
I don't normally make cross cards, but my daughter liked this one so I thought I would make one.

Things I changed: omitted the sentiment, changed ribbon placement & used white.



Accessories: MM Glitter Sticker, Sizzix Scallop Oval, 3D dots, satin ribbon, CB Birds & Swirls folder
Paper:GP white cs

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

SC322 TLC314 Bunny Hop



Thanks Roxi for a great sketch. I decided to combine Monday's technique challenge TLC314 to make your ticket on your card.
I used SU Rose Romance as the base, ran it through the CB Swiss Dot folder, used purple & yellow pre embossed dotted dp as the 2 strips. I stamped the image with black stazon on GP white cs, colored with SU markers. I layered with lime green cs. I stamped the ticket which had a design around it, (just cut out the ticket part) with black stazon on blue cs (not sure color) then hand wrote the sentiment "Bunny Hop" with a black fine Uniball pen. To make the ticket fit on the card, I had to cut the bunny's ear and slipped the ticket underneath it, then I added a button with green hemp.

I've been wanting to use this bunny stamp for the longest time since I bought it at a stamping garage sale for $.50



Stamps:Studio 12 $1 clear stamp (ticket), Bunnies Peddlers Pack
Paper:SU Rose Romance cs, GP white cs, lime green cs, blue cs, pre embossed dotted purple/yellow cs
Ink:Black stazon
Accessories:SU markers, button, hemp, scissors, black Uniball pen, CB Swiss dot folder

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