Thursday, October 30, 2008

SCS sketch #200 - Spell

Hi everyone! I thought I'd share my take on the sketch challenge #200 over at Splitcoast.
My first thought based on the sketch was something for Thanksgiving. I have these really cute stamps from TAC that I have yet to do something with. I got out the prisma color pencils, the OMS and went to work. I get out my Marvy blue super jumbo square punch and eek!!! The darn thing is tearing up the corners - out comes the aluminum foil to sharpen it - nope, still tearing up the corners. Talk about frustration! After a few choice four letter words that are not fit to print here, I threw the darn thing away! Time to save up for the square nestabilities!

So, I cut my squares with my paper cutter and then stamped on them. I had to look for some stamps that would fit into the squares, by now I was thoroughly disgusted with the Thanksgiving theme I was planning on. So, I dug out the small cheap Studio G $1 stamps. I remember finding this Halloween paper I bought last year (and forgot all about) that would work great with this sketch. So, this is my final result - Thanks for looking and have a safe and fun Halloween!

Stamps - Studio G $1 stamps
Ink - Versamagic midnight black
Designer Paper - The paper patch
Cardstock - DCWV
Black Grosgrain ribbon

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Card Sketach #98 - Tis the Season

Happy Wednesday! Here is sketch #98! This one measures 5 x 5 square.

The squares were cut to 2 x 2 prior to stamping on!

I used a dye ink called Emerald by Impress (Tsukineko) to stamp everything in. I did emboss the sentiment with clear embossing powder, which darkened the color a bit. The leaves of the holly are colored with Copic Markers and the berries are done in Ruby Red Liquid Pearls.

As you can see - the liquid pearl adds a bit of dimension. I also got out my stardust glitter pen and ran it over the dotted lines. It's very sparkly in real life.

Stamps - The Angel Company Holly swirls
Ink - Impress Emerald
Liquid Pearls in Ruby Red
Stardust glitter pen
Green card stock - DCWV
Red card stock - Bazzill
Copic Ciao Marker in Emerald Green G05

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fly frame for guys

Hi everyone!

I been so busy these past three days - The Angel Company has an open design call for the Spring/Summer catty and I've been scrambling to get my submissions ready to mail out today.

So in between all the card making frenzy, my DH asked me a huge favor! He has recently tied his first Fly (he's an avid fly fisherman) and has gotten involved in the hobby! He wanted me to make a frame so that he can show off his first fly - well second actually, the first one fell apart! LOL!!!

So, this is what I came up with late last night.

I found this paper at my LSS and have had it stashed for a while. I intended to use it for a scrapbook page, but this just begged me to cut into it. I started with Budweiser bar coasters, cut a rectangle (nestabilities - ran thru three times, then cut with craft knife) and covered with paper and glue stick. Using a small square punch, I punched out the self adhesive cork and added it to the back. This allows the fly something to hook into - ha ha ha - no pun intended.

I'll have a card sketch posted later on! Take care!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Just bee cuze

Greetings! Here's a card that I made using sketch #88 that I wanted to share with everyone!

The back ground is done with Linear sentiments from The Angel Company. I stamped it in canary yellow ink (Colorbox) and added a black dot in the middle of the biggest stamped dot. The bee is colored with Copic Ciao markers and the wings are colored in with a stardust pen. I added some dots around the main image and the sentiment using a Copic Multiliner pen, and decided to punch the corners with the western punch from Marvy.

Black gingham ribbon is added to separate the panels and black brads are added down the side.

Have a great weekend!

Stamps - Linear sentiments, A wittle bug - all from The Angel Company
Black, yellow and white cardstock
Canary yellow ink from Colorbox, Palette Noir
Stardust pen
Black and white Gingham ribbon
Copic Ciao Markers
Copic Multiliner Markers
Marvy western punch

Black brads

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Peace on Earth

Greetings everyone! Here's a little card that is simple and very classy looking!

The image is stamped in Palette Noir ink, however I had to go over the black bird with a Copic Multiliner to get it good and dark. The berries are enhanced with Ruby Red Liquid Pearls. I layered this onto red card stock, twice. The sentiment is stamped, then cut out with oval nestabilities. After I added on the sentiments with pop ups, I debated about adding some ribbon or other again, I went with nothing. I felt it was too good to mess up! LOL!

Have a wonderful week!


Stamps - Penny Black - Natures Dance. Sentiment - Lizzie Anne Designs Holiday Script

Paper - Bazzill Red

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Card Sketch #97

Hello all - Here is sketch #97! This measure's the normal A2 size - looks like I might need to mix things up at bit - seems I'm in a rut! =) This one is all angles, and was a lot of fun to play around with! I cut my pieces up first then I stamped the back ground image in versamark, added some clear embossing powder and heated.
The main image is colored with Copic Ciao Markers, layered a few times with a lighter green and silver metallic card stock. I added the sentiment at the last minute because it seemed empty without it.

Wouldn't this layout look great with some really nice designer papers - I'm thinking more Christmas papers! I just might have to do this one again! Take care and hope your having a wonderful weekend!


Stamps - Back ground stamp is a fir sprig from Great Impressions, the pine bough is from Inkadinkado, Holiday Classics and the sentiment is from Lizzie Anne Designs - Holiday Script.

Inks - Versamark and Palette Noir

Clear Embossing powder

Copic Ciao Markers - E35 Chamois and G05 Emerald Green

Paper - green, light green and silver metallic card stock all from DCWV

Thursday, October 16, 2008

SCS sketch - snowman

Greetings everyone! I wanted to show you what I came up with on this weeks SCS sketch Challenge, which you can find here. I also combined it with the ways to use it challenge, which was mad for plaid!

I stamped the snowman in Palette Noir and colored him with prisma colored pencils. I did blend the black with OMS. The snow at the bottom is highlighted with some glitter, which was applied with a quickie glue pen. I highlighted the snowflakes with a stardust gel pen to make them stand out a bit more. I decided not to embellish this little guy any further due to how busy the plaid back ground is. Overall, I'm very pleased with how this turned out! Thanks for looking and have a wonderful week!


Stamp - Penny Black
Paper - Plaid is from Paper Pizzazz, Black and white card stock

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Card Sketch #96

Here's sketch #96! This one measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

My mojo was missing while making this sketch! After making 10 get well cards (see post below) and designing cards and misc. stuff for TAC's December Stamp of the Month...nothing was working with this one! It took me several hours and numerous starts and stops. Grrr! So, for such a simple is what it is!

Paper is from The Crafter's Workshop called enchanted complements that came in a 8 x 8 pack. The top strip measures 1 3/4 x 5 1/2 and then I layered it with white card stock. The oval is cut using nestabilities, then sponged around the edges. Three brass brads were added to the right hand side. This could be used as a masculine birthday card, which I don't have a lot of in my stash. That's the only highlight in this time consuming project! =)

Hope you all have a great week!

Paper - The crafter's Workshop
Stamps - TAC Deco Designs, Sentiment from Alota Rubber Stamps
Ink - Palette Noir and Jardin Moss

Get well cards

Hey everyone - hope you had a wonderful weekend! My hubby and I went on a road trip on Saturday and we got some awesome pictures! The leaves are really starting to turn and we found snow in the mountains!!!

These were taken over in Wenatchee, which is in Eastern Washington and the mountain range is Stevens Pass.

Anyway, my step mom asked me to make her some generic get well cards that were on the simple side. So thought I'd show you what I came up with. I had to make ten of these!

Most of these stamps you have seen before in previous posts, except the last one above. The stamps are from Image Tree from EK Success.

I will be posting a sketch design later on tonight - stay tuned!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Card Sketch #95 - Delph Blue

Hi all - happy Wednesday! Here is sketch #95 - Delph blue, measuring the normal A2 size. As you can see I was in a blue mood! =) Just kidding - I just got a set of the versamagic dew drops and in the set was this wonderful Night Sky Blue chalk ink! I knew I had to do something with it - just a gorgeous color!
The ornament is stamped off once to create the back ground panel in a softer color. The main diamond is embossed with clear embossing powder to give it a bit of shine! Both panels are sponged around the edges and inked direct to paper. This gave them a more defined edge to go with the softer sponged look. Clear as mud?

I actually got out the old Marvy square punches to create the diamond. I still have not invested in the square nestabilities as of yet. So, had to resort to the old punches - I so need to get out the foil and wax paper, these punches are sadly neglected and in need of tuning up! The navy blue grosgrain ribbon was added to the left side to finish things off.

Have a fantastic week!


Stamp - Ornaments from Making Memories

Ink - Versamagic chalk ink in Night Sky

Light blue and Navy blue card stock from my stash pile

Georgia Pacific white card stock

Navy grosgrain ribbon

Sunday, October 5, 2008

SCS WCMD sketch challenge Poinsettia card

I had so much fun playing around in the craft room yesterday! Here's my take on the SCS world card making day sketch challenge yesterday.As you can see I colored a lot yesterday! =) It was so relaxing to sit down and play! Now I have to clean up and re-organize, as I tore up the craft room in my creative endeavors! LOL! I used Copic Ciao to color, added some yellow stickles in the center of the poinsettia (not sure if I like it or not) and then added red stickles to the berries (which I do like). I have quite a few bottles of stickles and find that I don't use them very often, and if I do, I tend to reach for the red one first. They always seem to glob up on me - therefore if I want to add a bit of sparkle, I always reach for the stardust pen first.

Well, I'm off to blog hop around and see what everyone came up with for World Card Making Day! See ya soon!

Stamps - Inkadinkado - Holiday Classics
Ink - Palette Noir
Paper - red cs by Bazzill, green from Core'dinations
Yellow stickles
Red stickles
Copic Ciao Markers - Y08, G05, E33, E35, R27, and R29

Saturday, October 4, 2008

World card making day!

Hello! Today is world card making day and I have plans to spend some serious time in my craft room. Here is a card I just made for one of my co-workers who is due to have a baby at the end of this month. I was going for the classic simple card on this one. Cuttlebug swiss dots folder used on the green card stock. The rectangle is cut out and embossed using nestabilities. I colored the onesie with Copic Ciao Marker and added some stardust gel pen accents on the snaps. It is cut out and popped up with dimensionals. The white grosgrain ribbon is colored with the same color Copic Ciao Marker as the onesie.
Inside the card I carried the swiss dots over and added a folded diaper as a gift card holder. The pattern can be found on Martha Stewarts web site. The safety pin is actually a brad I found at my local Impress Rubber Stamps store. The little one medallion is embossed with silver embossing powder. I punched it out and popped it up with dimensionals.

Well, I can't wait to blog hop today to see all the creations folks are going to be doing in honor of world card making day! Hope you all have great day!

Stamps: Onesie from Hero Arts, Little one medallion from SU!
Paper: DCWV
Copic Ciao Markers - G00, B00, R27
Stardust gel pen
Silver Embossing powder
Versamark and Palette Noir inks
Safety pin brad
Grosgrain ribbon