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JOY (I made another card)!

Yesterday, as I was recovering from the flu, I was able to be vertical (for the first time in two days) and knew I had to at least made a tiny dent in getting my Christmas cards done. I flipped through a bunch of websites until I found a sketch I thought I could manage and discovered this sketch from Crafty Sentiments Designs:

The name of the challenge is “Lots of Snowflakes and Sketch Challenge”. I am also submitting this card for the first ever challenge at One Crazy Stamper, to create a Christmas or Winter-themed card: Here is what I came up with:

Here is the recipe for my card:

Card Stock: 110 lb. white Stathmore, 80 lb. Neenah solar white, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive (both SU)
Patterned Paper: “Jolly Happy Christmas” by Dovecraft
Stamps: “Group Hug” from Stamping Bella, “Joy” from Gina K. (“The Magic of Christmas” set)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, copic markers (VG91/93/97, R24/37/59, BG000/01/07,YR07, C1/3, G21/24, B000, Colorless Blender)
Accessories: Die by Marianne design (LR0129), 1″ an d 1 1/4″ circle punches (SU), “Petals-a-Plenty” Textured Impressions embossing folder (SU), dimensionals

Thanks for having a look today!



December 12, 2010 at 10:07 am 5 comments

Peace on Earth

I don’t think I’ve done any Gina K. challenges before, but I was blurfing among a bunch of on-line stores to see what kind of Black Friday sales were on and I added a bunch of things to my cart over at Gina K. I have four sets but there are about 6 more I want (at least)! I flipped to her blog and the Stamp TV blog and found this sketch:

and thought it would be a great layout to make a fairly simple card. I really like these kind of sketches! I wanted to make a Christmas card since I don’t have any made for myself yet. I’m not a super frilly-type person, so I thought I’d keep things fairly simple. Here is what I came up with:

Here is how the card came together:

Card Stock: 110 lb. cream, 80 lb. Neenah Solar white, Always Artichoke (SU), Riding Hood Red (SU)
Patterned Paper: Dovecraft 8 x 8 Premium Paper Pad “Noel”
Stamp Set: “The Magic of Christmas” by Rupa Shevde for Gina K. Designs
Ink: Momento Rich Cocoa, Ranger Distress Ink in “Antique Linen”, Copic Markers in the following colors: E41, E42, E 55,
E57, B000, R24, R46, R59, Colorless Blender
Accessories: Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist in “Old Lace”, Artichoke and Beige satin ribbon, Always Artichoke brads (SU), dimensionals (SU)

I might try a few other cards using this layout. Thanks for taking a look today.


November 25, 2010 at 8:44 pm 2 comments

Season’s Greetings

I haven’t been making many cards this week. I do plan to make a bunch today since I don’t have much else to do. I have a few gals coming over to do some stamping, woo hoo! It’s gonna be a fun day!

This card was made for today’s Corrosive Challenge Blog #89 to make a card with blue and black. I was going to make a boy’s birthday card, which I had started a few days ago, but I really need Christmas cards, so went through all of my patterned paper and found some that I really liked. Here is what I came up with:

I used an old Splitcoaststampers sketch for my layout. I find they really help me get a card together much more quickly. I have most of them printed off for quick reference and I’ll use them today, for sure. Here is how the card came together:

Card Stock – 110 lb. cream, Baja Breeze, Basic Black
Ink – Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers (colorless blender, BG000, B000, W0, W1, YG63), Weathered Wood by Ranger (Tim Holtz)
Patterned Paper – Petite Papers (Christmas pack)
Stamps – Dove from “The Magic of Christmas” by Gina K. (Rupa Shevde), Sentiment from “Snow Swirled” by Stampin’ Up!
Accessories – Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Victorian die, blue self-adhesive rhinestones, dimensionals

That’s it for now. Hopefully I’ll have lots of other cards to share later!


November 7, 2010 at 7:30 am 1 comment

A no good reason card

I shouldn’t really say that – I stamped the image (who makes this again – I’d appreciate anyone who can tell me since I don’t own any of these kinds of stamps) at the Copic Certification course I took in Toronto a while back. I hadn’t coloured it until last night. I had some patterned paper beside me so I used the colours from that. I knew I’d find a sketch at some point that would showcase the image (and hopefully my colouring). I searched through some old sketch challenges that I had printed off a long time ago, and found an Our Creative Corner sketch I thought would fit the image and papers. I’m not even sure which date this sketch challenge this is from, but I thank the gals over there, nonetheless!

Here is my recipe:

Card Stock – 110 lb. white, Poppy Parade (SU)
Patterned Paper – Basic Grey
Stamps – you tell me! (main image), Gina K. “Tag Lines” (sentiment)
Ink – Momento Tuxedo Black, copic markers
Accessories – oval and scalloped oval nesties, yellow grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals

C’est tout (that’s all)! This one was fun to make! Thanks for having a look!

July 20, 2010 at 6:49 pm 1 comment

Bluebird Inspiration

I decided to play along with the SCS Inspiration Challenge (IC240) today. It’s not often I do because I have no imagination or creativity to interpret the inspiration we are given! Today’s was not too difficult – I knew I had a bird and it looked similar to the inspiration photo. I also wanted to give the Create with Connie & Mary sketch challenge (CCMC 106) a shot. The only thing I changed from the sketch sample was the circle scalloped frame since I was running out of room. Here is the card recipe:

Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Brocade Blue, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Stamps – Weathered BG, Friends 24-7 (both SU), sentiment from Gina K.’s “Tag Lines”
Ink – Versafine Black, Brocade Blue, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, Wild Wasabi (markers), Tim Holtz (Ranger) Distress Ink in Antique Linen
Accessories – yellow grosgrain ribbon, Bow Easy, Gina K. button, white embroidery floss, brads, nesties, corner rounder and dimensionals

That’s it! Thanks for having a look today!

July 10, 2010 at 9:51 am 6 comments

Wooly Friends

I was going through some of my “favourited” blogs tonight and came across Simplicity by LateBlossom (One Layer Wednesday 11 – Be Funny). It’s now technically Thursday, but when I was blurfing, it was still Wednesday! When I saw the challenge, I knew exactly what stamps I would use. The picture isn’t the greatest, since I took it at 12:30 this morning! There are shadows all over the house, depending on what lighting I am using and what room I was trying to take the picture in. Anyway, the challenge called for us to make a one-layer card with minimal embellishments. The card needs to make the recipient laugh.

Here are the specifications (not many!):

Card Stock – PTI white
Stamps – Gina K.’s “Down on the Farm”
Ink – Momento Black Tuxedo, SU Creamy Caramel marker
Accessories – Liquid Applique, Heat tool

Hope you get a chuckle out of it! Thanks for stopping by!

July 8, 2010 at 12:37 am 8 comments

Baja’s Back!

Well I’m sure everyone has heard that Stampin’ Up! is going through a “Color Renovation” with the upcoming catalogue. Fortunately, they are bringing back some of my favorite In-Colors that had been previously retired. Woohoo! I’ll have to stock up on a few packages of current card stock colors that will be retiring. There are 30 colors that are going! I have to admit, I was a bit shocked at first, but the more I look at the new colors and color groupings, the more I like them. The only thing I think that is missing is some kind of soft purple color. I really don’t use much purple anyway, so I don’t think I’ll miss them much.

This was a long explanation for me to get to my point! I dedicate this card to the return of Baja Breeze. I only had scraps of card stock as well as DSP left in my stash, but I had enough for this card. I also had a bunch of felt flowers left (one of those products that I hoarded instead of used). I ended up putting a bunch of felt flowers together, combining the Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip and Pretty in Pink. Now I’ll be using them on lots more cards. I really need to start using some of the gazillion embellishments I have in my craft room.

Here is the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge (SSSC64) at Karen Giron’s blog. I thought this was a great sketch and I loved the samples that were shown. My card measures 5″ x 5″. I used Chocolate Chip as my card base and layered some Baja Breeze over that. I used some of the DSP along with some Baja Breeze grosgrain ribbon and adhered that to the card. I used my square scalloped nesties (I think for the first time) on some coordinating DSP and then layered that on some white card stock with the corners rounded. I adhered the felt flowers (with clear rhinestone brads) with some glue dots to the DSP. I stamped Gina K.’s Tag Lines sentiment in Chocolate Chip on white CS and punched it with the Word Window Punch. I layered that on some Chocolate Chip and again with Baja Breeze using a SU punch and die. This card took me WAY longer than it ever should have! Thanks for having a look!

April 11, 2010 at 10:47 pm 1 comment

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