Friday, January 30, 2009

Say hello to hardware

Hi all! I'm so excited! I won another contest at The Angel Company. The contest was "Say hello to hardware" and you can find my card here.

Yea! I get to order new stamps from the Serendipity magalogue for winning!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Challenge cards

Hi all! I just wanted to share two of my most recent cards that I made for SCS challenges. I did the technique lovers challenge and of course, the sketch challenge this past week. Here's what I came up with. This first one is from the technique lovers challenge which was all about pleats. The designer paper is from K&Company, and the stamp is from Gina K Designs. It is colored with Copic Ciao Markers in rose red and rose mist. The sentiment is from PTI. As you can see I got out the sewing machine and stitched down the pleats and around the perimeter of the base layer.

This card is from the sketch challenge. All stamps are from The Angel Company and stamped in Palette True Black. The bird is stamped on a piece of cork that is self adhesive (purchased at Michael's) and layered with black. The designer paper is from DCWV Once upon a time. The brown card stock is from AC cardstock. I colored the silver hardware with copper alcohol ink and then added some copper brads to the top left hand corner.

I hope everyone is having a great week!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Card Sketch Tuesday #113

Happy Tuesday all! Here is sketch #113! Which measures the normal A2 size.I actually dug out my flowers for an embellishment on this one!

The main panel is colored with prismacolor pencils and blended with OMS. I also daubered on some sky blue chalk ink from colorbox in the background. The same is done with the two back panels so that they matched. The script on all of the panels is very close, but is actually two different stamps.

The flowers are from OTC (Oriental Trading Company) that I purchased years ago. I hardly ever use flowers on my cards - so I have bunches of them sitting around.
Have a great week!
Stamps - The Angel Company - flower collage trio, script back ground
Ink - Palette Noir, blue sky chalk from colorbox
Paper - blue card stock from DCWV, white card stock
Prismacolor pencils
Yellow brad
Flowers from OTC

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Two cards in one!

Hi everyone! I was in a creative mood last week and came up with this card. It's a card within a card.

The mini card on the front was cut out using the large rectangle nestabilities. I stamped the flower from Paisley Rockz and colored them with a yellow and orange glaze gel pens.

The flowers were continued inside the card and I added a photo mount to keep the mini card closed. A white sharpie paint pen is used to add the dots around the outside of the blue layer. This turned out bright and spring-ish and the design has so many possibilities! Hope your having a great weekend!


Stamps - The Angel Company - paisley rockz

Paper - White card stock (GP), blue papers from Paper Pizazz

Light blue organza ribbon

White photo mount

Glaze gel pens

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

You warm my heart!

Hi all! Here's my latest card I created for the SCS sketch challenge this week.
I already had the rose stamped and cut out from a previous project - so this came together very quickly.

I used Memories chalk ink in Angelic pink and cloudy coral for the rose. The sentiment is stamped in Palette Noir. I found these really nice self adhesive rhinestones (Kaiser Craft) in a multitude of colors at Craft Warehouse for $1 each. So, I picked up quite a few colors and used the pink ones in the corners and on the label holder.

The designer paper is from the Luxury stack from DCWV. A string of pearls white bling paper from Paper Accents is used for layering and the pink card stock is from HOTP.

Rose Garden and a sentiment from tag tid bits, all from the Angel Company were used to create this card.

Have a great week!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Card Sketch Tuesday #112

Happy Tuesday! Here is sketch #112 - a very green Thanks!

The main panel is done by stamping the leaf with versamark onto a piece of watercolor paper. It's then embossed with clear embossing powder and heat set. Then I sponged some pine needles green distress ink all over the paper and wiped off the distress ink on the embossed leaves.

I stamped the same leaf onto another piece of light green card stock and added some clear embossing again. The left hand panel uses some Gift With Purchase stamps to add the sentiment and a smaller leaf pattern.

I added some spring moss grosgrain ribbon in the middle of the main panel with a knot tied into the middle. The same ribbon is added on the bottom with gold rhinestone stickers in the middle of the two smaller panels.

I was trying to create a masculine thank you card - but it sorta came out a little bit feminine with all that ribbon! LOL! Have a great week!

Stamps - The Angel Company - Pretty Posies and GWP's
Paper - Bazzill card stock in greens, watercolor paper, white card stock
Grosgrain ribbon in spring moss
Gold rhinestones
Clear embossing powder
Versamark ink
Pine needles distress ink
Palette Jardin Moss ink

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hang in there!

Hi all! Here's a little note card I made for a friend who's job was just eliminated. I'm sure that she will have no problem getting either reassigned or hired on at another company. She's super talented - but probably needs a little encouragement right about now! The image is colored with prismacolor pencils and blended with Odorless Mineral Spirits. Oval nestabilities were used to cut out all the layers. The lime green card stock is from Paper Pizazz. This measures 3.5 x 4 - on the inside is a tag that reads "hang in there"!

Stamps - The Angel Company - pick of the patch
Palette Noir ink
Prismacolor pencils
Paper - Paper Pizazz, gray and white card stock
Grosgrain ribbon

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Post it notes!

Here's a little cover I created to cover up some post it notes.

I started with some heavy weight scrap chipboard, which I cut about 1/4 inch bigger than a package of post it notes. I used a glue stick to adhere the paper to the chipboard and then rolled over it with my brayer to make sure that it stuck. I used a tag to stamp the "just a note" sentiment and layered it with coordinating card stock. I stamped a few flowers in matching chalk ink, added a white dot to the center of the flower with a gel pen, and finished with matching ribbon.

I lined the inside with paper from the same paper pack to give it a finished look. Stamped more of the flowers on the inside and the post it note papers. Finally binding everything together with the "Bind it all".

I was very please with how this turned out and plan to make a few more in the future. Have a great weekend!

Paper - Angelee from The Angel Company
Ribbon - The Angel Company
Stamps - TAC - tag tid bits and petal pack
Versamagic chalk ink
Palette Noir ink
White gel pen
Post it notes
Heavy chip board
Bind it all wires

Monday, January 12, 2009

Card Sketch Tuesday #111

Hello! Here is sketch #111 - measuring the normal A2 size. I started with a hand drawn sketch that I did a while back - and guess what? It didn't even end up like the picture.

The coffee cups are colored with Copic Ciao Markers and outlined in cool gray. I dug out some brown card stock from my DCWV neutrals stack and layered the images with it. The whip cream on top is actually done with liquid applique.

I added some choco colored brads on the lower left hand side to balance out the two panels. Measurements for the panels are: 2 1/2 x 4, 2 x 3, 2 x 2 1/2 and the sentiment panel is .75 x 2.


Stamps - Gina K Designs - My Cuppa Joe

DCWV card stock

Pure Luxury card stock from Gina K


Liquid Applique

Copic Ciao Markers - E30, E31, E50, E51 and C1

Have an awesome creative week!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Out of my comfort zone colors!

Have you ever shied away from certain colors? I do - specifically orange, unless it's for a Halloween card! I decided to step outside my comfort zone and try to create something with the color orange and pair it with a real in your face spring green. Here is the result.

I did the scallops with my slit punch on 1 1/2 inch strips of the orange and green card stock. Stacked them up and placed them on top and bottom of this card. I found some really nice gold self adhesive rhinestone stickers at M's and used them in each of the scallops and in the corners of the main panel. This card turned out very bright, but also very springy! It definitely took me out of my comfort zone - and that is a good thing to do now and then! =)

Stamps - Penny Black Salutations
Versamagic ink
Palette Jardin Moss and Noir ink
Gold rhinestones
Orange and green card stock by Core'dinations

Friday, January 9, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Take time!

Here is my latest card for the sketch challenge over at SCS.

The stamps are a retired set called Tip Toe from The Angel Company. I stamped them in VersMagic and then embossed them in clear embossing powder. Both panels are layered in green card stock from Bazzill. The designer paper in the back panel is from Paper Pizazz, and it's also layered in green. I stamped the sentiment in Palette Noir and then cut it out using my oval nestabilities. I also did a bit of paper piercing on the top and bottom of the back ground layer.

Hope your having a great week! You can find the sketch challenge here.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Card Sketch Tuesday #110

Happy Tuesday! Here is sketch #110 - measuring the normal A2 size!

I decided to use this stamp image from TAC that I got a while back, but really haven't had time to play with.

I stamped the butterfly in black then embossed with clear ep. It's colored with a yellow Copic marker. I decided that simple was the way to leave it and then just layered the image with blue and yellow that matched the designer paper in the back ground.

The sentiment is from an old retired set from TAC, which is stamped in black and then layered the same way. I added some soft yellow ribbon pulls on the left hand side for some interest. Both the butterfly and sentiment are popped up using foam tape.

Have a great week!

Stamps - The Angel Company - Butterfly swirls, Asian Butterfly (retired)
Designer Paper - Making Memories, Sydney collection
Bazzill blue and yellow card stock
Palette Noir ink
Clear embossing powder
Yellow grosgrain ribbon

Friday, January 2, 2009

Thanks a bunch!

Here's a card I put together using my new nestabilities dies I got for Christmas! I was ready to do something colorful - spring time - I'm so burned out on winter and snow right now!

The flowers were stamped on white card stock, colored with Copic Markers, then painstakingly cut out with scissors. I remember seeing a blog entry regarding how to make your own prima flowers with a punch and then going over the flower with a stylus to make it pop up. That is what I did with these.

Here is a close up of how the flowers look.

I did pop up a few of these using foam tape. I also added Kaiser Craft self adhesive pearls to the centers of the flowers. The flower stamp is from Cards of Maria - I think this came out very cheerful and would perk up anyone's day!

Stamps - Cards of Maria, sentiment from Great Impressions, Leaf by The Angel Company
Copic Ciao Markers
Green card stock - Bazzill
White card stock - Georgia Pacific
Green gingham ribbon
Kaiser Craft Pearls

Have a great day!