Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Limited Supplies

Hello all! I wanted to share with you my creation for the Limited Supplies challenge over at Paper Wings (All TAC) which I'm now hosting.

Here are the rules to the challenge:

Today’s challenge is to use your scor-pal or whatever you normally score with on your card or scrapbook page, plus the following supplies:

*one piece of ribbon (please keep it to a minimum)

*one button (I'm on a button spree - have too many and need to use them up )

*one piece of designer paper with NO layers

*there must be at least two score lines on your project, NOT including the fold.

*Any stamps and ink can be used

*You may use any technique with this (I heat embossed)


  • Stamps - Want to fly and just for you from The Angel Company
  • Ink - palette noir, versamark
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Grosgrain ribbon
  • Button
  • Paper - TAC Mimi collection
Have a great day - tomorrow is April fools day!! What tricks will you be up to?

Monday, March 30, 2009

Card Sketch Tuesday #122

Good Tuesday morning! Here's scketch #122 which is easy peasy!!! However, this could be dressed up and embellished to really make a statement! So, that is your challenge this week!
Here's my example! I added some detail paper piercing to the corners for interest.

Queen and Co. makes these tiny tiny brads and which is what I used in the lower right corner panel. Those things are super cute, but challenging to work with. I think I broke two before I got them in and on the panel. They are a soft purple color and really match the Bazzill paper that I used to layer the panels with. I did used my rectangle nesties for this panel, but the main one I did not.
Stamps - Flower from Artful Inkables, dragonfly and sentiment from Penny Black
Ink - Versamagic chalk ink in Spring pansy, Palette Noir
Bazzill paper in shades of purple
Queen and Co. mini brads
Okay - show me what you can do with this easy peasy sketch! Have a great week!


Friday, March 27, 2009

Happy 4-wheelin' B Day

Today is my DH's birthday and here's the card I made for him. He's so going to flip out!

Let me give you some back ground on this one! First of all, DH has a black jeep wrangler that is his pride and joy! Secondly, the dog is always with him and lastly, he has just aquired a canoe!

I used a lot of different stamps on this card to make this scene work. The jeep and canoe is from Stampin' Up, the mountain is from Alota rubber stamps, tree stamp from The Angel Company and the rocks is from Stamps by Judith. I colored most of this with Copic markers and air brushed on the dirt (still need to work on that technique) and added some liquid applique for the snow covered mountain. The jeep is colored with a black prisma color pencil and blended out with OMS. It was also cut out and popped up with foam tape. I daubered on some clouds using my cloud stencil and colorbox sky blue chalk ink.

Have a super weekend!


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Clean and Simple Get Well

Greetings all! I just completed a clean and simple get well card for a fellow Angel and wanted to share my creation. This went out today as a RAK, so I hope she doesn't see it on here, before it gets to her by snail mail! =)

I stamped the flowers using markers, as a matter of fact all the stamping on this card is done using markers and a bit of huffing!

I just got the new (or new to me) nestabilities tags from Spellbinders and used two of them on the get well tag. It's pinned on the bow using a tiny white safety pin.

I decided not to do any layers on this card - instead paper pierced around the entire perimeter and added a bit extra in two of the corners. The card base is the lavender card stock from Bazzill. So, that's it - nothing extravagant - but it looks really awesome in real life!


  • Stamps - The Angel Company, wild for you and sentiment is a GWP
  • Markers
  • Grosgrain ribbon
  • Safety pin
  • White card stock, Lavendar card stock
  • Nestabilities Tags

Have a super weekend!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Card Sketch Tuesday #121

Happy Tuesday! Here is this weeks card sketch! This one measures the normal A2 size.

The star in the sketch represents an embellishment of your choice. Tag, flower, die cut, whatever you decide.

I chose to make mine a tag! I cut it out using a cuttlebug die and grungeboard. I used the same ink to color the tag as I did on the background of the card. A satin ribbon is tied into a bow to finish it off.

I made the background paper using aged ornaments stamps from TAC. First, I lightly sponged on the pink chalk ink onto white cardstock. I stamped the ornament randomly around the paper, and did a bit of ghost stamping to create the lighter effect. Both pieces are layered in black cardstock so that the ornaments pop off the card.


  • Stamps - Aged Ornaments and Feel Better sets from The Angel Company
  • Ink - Memories chalk ink in Delicate Rose, Palette Noir
  • Grungeboard
  • White Satin Ribbon
  • White and black cardstock

Have a great week! Don't forget to check the Angel Blog Hop going on in the post below!



I sent my sketch to Deborah (from the stamp shack) and she made the following card from it! Thanks for playing Deborah!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

March Angel Art - Think Spring!

It's time to share our Angel Art work for March - and this time our theme is Spring!

Here is my card that I created for this blog hop! Card measures 5 x 5.

The back ground of the image is sponged with blue chalk ink around my cloud stencil. I like to use a dauber to do this as it lets me control the amount of ink that goes on. The flowers are colored with Copic markers and the centers are colored in with a black glaze gel pen. I stamped the sentiment inside a circle stamp and used my nesties to cut it out. After I got the main image done, I decided to add some score lines to frame it and give it a bit more definition.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

In flight

Hi all! I just got this new stamp set from Inkadinkado and was playing around with the Copic's again! This set is great for coloring!!! Anyway, it worked really nicely as the focal point for this weeks sketch challenge over at SCS.

The dragonfly is stamped onto another piece of card stock and the wings cut out. I added a bit of glitter and then popped it up using foam tape. I decided to add some black rhinestones to the bigger dots on this stamp and colored in the smaller ones with a black glaze gel pen. Gossamer blue chalk ink was sponged onto the back ground.


  1. Stamps - Inkadinkado, beauty stems from here
  2. Ink - Memento tuxedo black, Memories Gossamer blue chalk ink
  3. Designer paper - DCWV
  4. Black cs by PTI
  5. White cs is pure luxury by GKD
  6. Light yellow brads

Have a wonderful week!!


Monday, March 16, 2009

Card Sketch Tuesday #120

Happy Tuesday! Here is sketch #120. I kept this one a clean and simple card!
The main image is stamped in Versamagic Aloe Vera chalk ink. I used my rectangle nestabilities to cut each of them out. The aloe vera ink matches really well with the soft green card stock from Bazzill. I added another layer of darker green for the background.
I found these self adhesive gold rhinestones at Michaels, that come in three different sizes in the same package. Love 'em - used the smallest ones for embellishment between the panels. It looks really aweome IRL. The sentiment is stamped in Palette Jardin Moss.
Stamps: Stampin' Up pocket silhouettes, congrats.
Ink: Versamagic aloe vera chalk ink, Palette Jardin Moss
Cardstock: Bazzill greens, white pure luxury card stock
Gold rhinestones
I've been asked to host the Limited supply challenge over at Paper Wings starting 3/17 and that will be every other Tuesday. So, be on the look out for examples from that challenge this Wednesday and every other week after that! =) See you soon!


Saturday, March 14, 2009

Playing with Copic's!

Hi everyone! I've been playing around - or more specifically practicing using my Copic's. I signed up for a class at my LSS and learned a few things, but mostly pick up tricks and techniques from blogs and tutorials I found on the web.

So, here are two cards I just finished.

This first one is a card I just sent off as a RAK! The envelope was done using my colorless blender and the gray N2 marker. I used a piece of plastic and scribbled some of the gray onto it and then picked it up with the blender to color in the shading. Flowers are done with R83 and R85.

The back ground paper is from Making Memories. Stamps are from Artful Inkables. Velta from my SCS blogging sisters inspired me with this stamp set. She has some wonderful examples on her blog which you can find here.

This card is the one I'm most proud of. I really had a great time blending the yellows into the daffodils! This one took a long time to do, but it was so relaxing to sit down and color this one. I got this stamp for free at my LSS, due to finally filling out my punch card. It's made by Northwoods rubber stamps.

I decided to make this card a 5 x 7 since the stamp is so big. The golden yellow card stock is from AC cardstock. I sponged on some thatched straw chalk ink from Versamagic onto the white card base. I dug out a stamp set called bold patterns from HOTP, that I don't think has ever seen ink. I used the damask border stamped in the same ink all over the sponged back ground. I added a golden yellow grosgrain bow to finish things off. The sentiment is from Papertrey, Ink.

So, off to play some more since it's raining and a perfect day to stay in doors!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Renaissance Knight

Hi everyone!
I've been playing around with The Renaissance stamps set from The Angle Company and finished this one up recently.

The image is colored with Copic Ciao Markers. The knight is colored in natural gray (N2), the plume is done in Amethyst (V17), the border in Lionet Gold (Y28) and the back ground was done in Cool Shadow (BG10). I thought I'd do the cracked glass technique on this to give it that aged effect. Below is a close up.

I did run my Palette burnt umber pad over it to color in the cracks. All the designer paper is from DCWV "Once upon a time" line. Well, except for the brown card stock, that is. I did do some distressing using the burnt umber on some of the dp. Creme grosgrain ribbon is used at the top and some antique copper brads finish things off.

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wonderful Day!

Greetings all! Here's a quick post to share my creation for this weeks SCS sketch challenge.

The designer paper is from Times to Cherish by Current.

I've included the link for you to take a peek - this paper is awesome, very thick and a great quality for the price. Anyway.....I cut the paper per the sketch and layered it with the coordinating teal card stock that came in the kit. I stamped the sentiment in black and then stamped around it with the leaf stamp. I decided to stamp a few more and cut them out so that I could pop them up with foam tape. That was a bit of a challenge!!! The sentiment is layered in black to set off the color of the chalk ink I used. IRL the ink almost matches the leaves that are in the DP.

I found some teal brads in my stash and added three to the top right corner. I got lucky and found three right away - which is something to celebrate when you have a jar full of colored brads!

Have a great one!


  • Stamps:
  • Sentiment - Wonderful day (retired) TAC
  • Leaf stem from - Pretty Posies (retired) TAC
  • VersaMagic chalk ink in Oasis Green
  • Designer paper - see above

Monday, March 9, 2009

Card Sketch Tuesday #119

Happy Tuesday! Here is sketch #119 which measures the normal A2 size.

I got the designer paper out of my scrap pile - that is your additional challenge on this one! To use scraps! I have a lot and it's almost time to close my eyes and purge them!

So, do you think I remember who makes this dp? nope! However, it looks like it could be from Daisy D's. I layered it with some warm gray card stock to match the design that is running through it. The same can be said for the layer behind the oval.

The main image is done with markers and a little huffing! I decided to use up some of the hardware I have from TAC, since it's not available any longer. The ribbon slides are from Making Memories, though. The sentiment is stamped in a gray ink.

Have a great week!

Stamps - Pocket silhouettes SU, sentiment from Hero Arts
Le Plume II markers
DP from ???
Gray and Ivory card stock
Gray ink from colorbox
Square brads from TAC
Gray grosgrain ribbon
Ribbon Slides from Making Memories


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Hello Friend!

Greetings all! Here's another card created for the SCS sketch challenge and I thought I'd show it to you all! This was a fun one, too!

The flower is from Artful Inkables and comes in a solid and line form so you could do some two step stamping with them. I stamped the back ground panel with the solid flower in Memories Delicate Rose Chalk ink. The main image is with the line flowers and they were colored with Copic Ciao's. The pink polka dot paper is from Making Memories. I have a thin cuts die from sizzix that has two sizes of hinges on it and decided to use the smallest to add some interest on this card. Small self adhesive pearls are used as the nails to go with the polka dots on the dp.

The sentiment is from The Angel Company - tag tid bits - which is a go to staple for me when I need a small sentiment!

I'm off to do some errands, some clothes shopping (gasp) and I have got to go buy a new pillow! I've had a stiff neck for about two weeks now and I'm done not being able to look over my right shoulder! LOL! Hope you all have a great weekend!


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

More challenge cards!

Hi everyone! I got a rare treat on Monday and got to participate in two challenges over at SCS. The technique lovers challenge and the Clean and Simple challenge. I'll link up the posts below if you'd care to take a look later.

This first one is the one I did for TLC. It's a crimped envelope pocket card. You take a normal A2 envelope and cut 1 1/4" off one end after you've sealed it. Stamp or decorate it as you see fit, run it through your crimper and then make a card insert to go along with it.

After I found and dusted off my crimper, I had the idea of using one of my favorite SU sets, Best Blossoms and pairing it with some Dragonfly images from Impression Obsession. First I sponged on some distress ink in faded jeans and let it dry. I used Palette Jardin Moss to stamp the leaves and did some ghost stamping, too. The dragonfly stamp is a set of three together - so I colored one dragonfly with a black marker and randomly stamped it on the face of the envelope. Then I ran that portion through my crimper. I added the spring moss grosgrain ribbon to the top and tied a knot (several times, since I never get it right the first time).

The insert card is made the same way - I just added the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner. I took another piece of white card stock and sponged some more faded jeans around the outside so that it would match the envie. I love how this turned out! You can see the challenge here.

This next one was done for the Clean and Simple challenge to accent with dots on your card. You could not use the swiss dots CB folder or DP, but had to do some paper piercing or add dots using a marker. I decided to add some paper piercing between some score lines on the left and bottom of the card. The stamps are from Verve and I colored the flower with Copic Ciao Markers in V12, V15 and V17. The scalloped circle has paper piercing around it, too.

I hope everyone is having a great week!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Card Sketch Tuesday #118

Happy Tuesday all! Here is sketch #118 and it measures the normal A2 size.

I added a layer to go over the main image on this sketch - which makes it a bit interesting with a lot of possibilities.

As you can see I added some designer paper and then a ribbon accent to mine. In real life the ivory ribbon matches the designer paper perfectly.
Ok, I splurged and just had to get this stamp set from Stampin Up called pocket silhouettes and designed a few card sketches around the images that come in this set. I haven't bought anything from SU in a long time because of the prices and all that wood! I prefer to have unmounted stamps!

The sentiment is from The Angel Company and is stamped on then embossed with clear embossing powder. The leaf image is stamped three times in Palette Jardin Moss.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Stamps - SU pocket silhouettes, TAC always remember sentiment
Paper - Bazzill green's
Designer Paper - Making Memories
Grosgrain ribbon in Ivory
Palette Jardin Moss, and true black inks
Clear embossing powder


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Inspiration challenge

Hello! What inspires you? What gives you the ideas for cards, scrapbook pages, altering projects? A good imagination? What happens if you loose your mojo? Where do you go to get your creative juices flowing again?

As you are probably aware of - there are a lot of sites out there that cater to challenges and that is where I start when I'm facing a blank sheet with nothing but air in my head! LOL!!! Anyway, I always check out the Inspiration challenge over at SCS to see what is up and found something yesterday that got my creative juices flowing! The site that was pointed out to get inspiration from was Room Service and there's a lot of great eye candy over at that site!

Here is what inspired me.
And this is what I came up with!

Stamp is from Inkadinkado and is stamped in Versamark and embossed with glacier white embossing powder. I colored the flowers with a white souffle gel pen. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and is also embossed. The blue card stock is also from PTI. I used a bit of satin white ribbon and added a tiny blue button on the sentiment panel.

Have a funtastic day!