Monday, August 27, 2012

A Back to School thankyou...

I made this card for a couple of challenges today. The first one is Pinspirational #21 which goes with the picture below:
I interpreted it as back to school, so I used the ABC, 123 and made my card a thank you for a teacher.
The second challenge I made this for is the Freshly Made Sketches #49, which is the sketch below.

I am also going to enter this card into the Make It Monday link party. Thanks for looking!
Stamps: Simple Type Numbers, Absolutely Fabulous, and a sizzix die for the ABC's.
Inks: Black
Paper: red, yellow, blue, white, black
Accessories: glue and dimensionals

Friday, August 24, 2012

Robot-masculine/boy card

I won at Twisted Tuesday challenge!
Just had to let you know.
I made this card for my grandson. I will be giving it to him on his 5th birthday. I can't believe he is turning five! Time goes so fast.
I am also entering this card in several card challenges.

I am entering in the following challenges:
The Color Q #151. Here are the colors we were supposed to use:
I used all the colors but the black may be hard to find....I used it on the solid colored robot on the front.
I know this card is very simple and there aren't any embellishments on it because I am entering it in another challenge that was limited on these elements. The Twisted Tuesday challenge #20-Get Sketchy without ribbon or trim.
Here is the sketch:
I'm also entering this card into Penny's Paper Crafty challenge #90-Masculine
Stamps: Toy Box (SU)
Inks: Turquoise, pumpkin pie, black, white, basic gray
Papers: white, basic gray
As always, thanks for looking and I would love it if you left a comment!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Love is in the Air

I made this page for the challenge on the Our Creative Corner blog. The challenge is to use office supplies and the twist is to use a lot of red. Well, as you can see I've used a lot of red. As for the office supplies I used two paper clips, some scotch tape, and a little clip which is holding a piece of notebook paper. I also have a trio of brads and buttons. I am not sure if buttons count as office supplies but I know they are for sure used as embellishments!

Here is a close up of most of the supplies used.
I am entering this in the following challenges:

Our Creative Corner-Office supplies with a Twist
Make It Monday #103-Anything Goes
...Joyful Stamper-Inspire Me Fridays-Anything Goes

Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Small Scrapbook page layout

Okay, I made this layout because I wanted to do something different. I got the idea from several challenges (don't ya just love 'em, for inspiration?). It is a 6x6 scrapbook page. I have an idea for the picture I just don't have a lot of time to find it right now. I will add it later, promise.
This picture below is a close up of the items I used that are "forgotten embellishments." I love the challenges because they are forcing me to use my stuff!!!

Layout with picture:

I just had to add the extra butterfly to balance it out. It also gives a nice line to follow all the way around the page.

I am entering my project in the following challenges:

Belli's Blog #150 -Winged Things
Twisted Tuesdays #19 -Use Predominant Blue; the Twist-use only one other color (which I did manage to do.)

I used the following materials:
Stamps: none
Ink: none
Paper: DSP bashful blue, base-bashful blue, white, marina mist
Accessories: metal accents-SU, butterfly sizzix die, spellbinders dies, SU embossing folder-fancy fan, cuttlebug embossing folder-swirls

Thanks for visiting!

Father's Day Card for next time...

I was checking out some of the challenges and with a little inspiration I came up with this card for two of the challenges:

Just Add Ink #131 color challenge:

and Stampin' Royalty Sketch challenge #137:

Here is a close up. One of the google eyes is a little cloudy. He must have glaucoma!

I used the following supplies:
Stamps:  SU Woodgrain background stamp
Inks: Chocolate chip
Paper: vanilla, crumb cake, designer garden green, chocolate chip
Accessories: SU Owl punch, Martha Stewart double scallop border punch, SU doily sizzix die, google eyes, leaf/branch sizzix die, Tim Holtz distress embossing powder for wood texture.

Thanks for visiting and I appreciate any and all comments!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Back to School .....

It's back to school season again! All my children have graduated so I don't have to worry about this anymore! I am so glad....No more searching for "the right tennis shoes, the right shirts, the right pants," I'm so glad it's over....
I made this card though because I purchased this digital image from Digi Stamps. I am wanting to try my hand at coloring images because I see so many beautiful ones on blogs, and cards, etc. So, this is one of my first "coloring" jobs. I also made the green strips crooked on purpose...
I am entering this card in the Color Q challenge. We had to use the following colors:

I am also entering my card in several other challenges which I am listing below. Thanks for visiting my blog and I appreciate any comments!

Again...thanks for looking!



Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Purple, Blue, Green and a Sketch

Hello everyone, I have been busy surfing the blog challenges and I found the one for this color challenge: CR84FN60
The colors in the picture below pull you right in, aren't they beautiful?! I am so into bright colors right now, I couldn't resist...So this card I made is for this challenge, CR84FN60,  and for a sketch challenge which is pictured below, from Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges #88 -Sketch. I didn't post in time for Penny's challenge so I am entering two other challenges below.

We were supposed to use a grape, blue, and green for our main colors. I used Pacific Point, Concord Crush, and Gumball Green from Stampin' Up! I used the gumball green on the background stamp and onto the white glossy paper. I think the glossy paper gives the image more "umph." I also like the way the image seems to continue into the designer paper border. I could have used a solid, but since I was already using the blue solid and grape solid, I decided to add some extra texture instead.

This is the sketch from Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges, #88.

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:

Here is the recipe:
Stamps:  SU Clearly for You, Rubbernecker Victorian toile background
Inks: pacific point, concord grape, gumball green
Papers: pacific point, concord grape, gumball green, white glossy, DSP pack
Accessories: rhinestones, copper embossing powder, SU punches

Thanks for visiting, and I would love to hear what you think about my creation! I always appreciate you taking the time to comment.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Flowers and a Butterfly

I made this card with the Color Throwdown Challenge colors:

I love these colors! I hope you like the card. I also used a sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge, which I didn't make in time, aw! I'll try again for the next one. I wasn't sure when it was closing since this was my first time joining the challenges. I love sketches...

I started with a vanilla base and dry embossed a piece to lay over that. I used basic gray to frame another piece of dry embossed vanilla for the base of the embellishments. The horizontal strips are poppy parade, pumpkin pie, and basic gray. The flower was made using an SU die-Daisies, which I love! I placed a pumpkin pie button in the center, added a stamped and punched butterfly and that's it! The Stamp set is Stampin' Up! Papillon Potpourri and the SU punch goes with it.

I would also like to enter this in the Make It Monday 102 challenge
And Tammy's Scrapin' Corner #23-Add Some Flowers 
 Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Blue and Bling

I had fun with this one. I still find it hard to add a lot of embellishments. It makes it hard to use up my stuff! This card is made on white textured cardstock with pacific point and marina mist paper. I made some paper flowers as you can see.

I tried to add more pearls but it just didn't look right so I left it as is. The white card sits on the piece of pacific point background paper to make it more sturdy. It measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".

Close-up of flowers.

I am entering this card in the Just Add Ink #130 Challenge and the Stampin' Royalty #136 challenge. Thanks for looking and please leave a comment.

Just Add Ink #130-Blue and Bling
Stampin' Royalty#136-inspiration picture, just click on link.

Stamp set: "Be Amazing" (My Mind's Eye)
Inks: Pacific Point, Marina Mist
Papers: Pacific Point, White
Accessories: Paper piercer, pearls, scallop punches, spellbinders nestabilities Labels Four, SU Framelets-Apothecary accents

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Little French?

I made this for the Pinspirational Challenge 19 this week. They have the following inspirational picture:

I think of paris, maybe because this picture looks romantic??? and vintage-maybe, ummm. What do you think?
I also want to add this card to the following challenges:
Make It Monday Blog-Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting and I appreciate your comments!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Every Day is a New Adventure

I really have a hard time with commenting on my cards. I am not what you would consider a "talker."
So, I'm just going to describe this card. I made this for several challenges. I am really enjoying the challenge! Here is the recipe for the card:

Stamps: Wish You Were Here (SU)
Inks: Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Versamark
Papers: same colors as inks with white added
Accessories: Dew drops, circle punches of various sizes, dimensionals

I entered this card in the following challenges:

Creative Belli Blog
Stampin' Royalty Challenge #135
Twisted Tuesday- 2TC17
Oldie but a Goodie Challenge- I used the dew drops which I have had for ages and need to use...

Simple -So Sweet...

I made this card for several challenges this week. It is tricky to find the right image for my cards and I'm thinking I might need to get some more of a variety of stamps or images. I could also try drawing my own????  That might be fun... Well, on to the challenges that I made this card for:

Color Throwdown #203
We needed to use these colors:

Other challenges:

Again, thanks for looking and please leave a comment...