Stamping 411 – Sketch Challenge #197

Hi all. Here is my submission for the Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge this week.

I have noticed that virtually all of the pictures I take are on an angle for some reason! A photographer, I am NOT! I actually was LOL when I took a look at them all! Oh well, if you cock you head a little, you’ll see if straight!

Anyway, here is the recipe:

Card Stock – 110 lb. cream
Patterned Paper – Webster’s Pages – petite papers “Seaside Retreat, Garden Gala & Nature’s Storybook” collection
Ink – Ranger Distress Ink (Antique Linen), Momento Tuxedo Black
Stamp – PTI (I think)
Accessories – Prima flowers, PTI buttons, Red seam binding (Hug Snug), Nesties, SU scallop border punch

Thanks for having a look today.



April 4, 2011 at 8:06 pm 5 comments

Sweet Pastels – Corrosive Challenge #110

Here is my card for today’s Corrosive Challenge #110 to use pastels. I was going to make an Easter card, but thought that since I rarely make baby cards, today would be the day! Besides, we are still a few weeks away from Easter, so I have lots of time, right?

I decided to keep my card fairly simple this week. I am entering this card in the MelJen’s Designs sketch challenge. Here is the sketch:

Here is how the card came together:

Card Stock – 110 lb. White Strathmore, Barely Banana (retired SU), Certainly Celery (SU)
Patterned Paper – “Sweet Nectar” Designer Paper from K & Company (I won this, woohoo!)
Stamps – Baby Tees (SU Jumbo Wheel), Holidays & Wishes sentiment (retired SU)
Ink – Momento Tuxedo Black, various copic markers
Accessories – Swiss Dots CB EF, PTI Vintage Button Collection, foam adhesive to pop onesie up

Thanks for having a look today. I look forward to seeing what you create too!


April 3, 2011 at 7:30 am 4 comments

Corrosive Challenge #109 – Seeing Stars

I promise I’ve been stamping, but I just haven’t been posting. I’ve been doing a lot of CASE’ing. I did make a card for this week’s Corrosive Challenge, to incorporate stars in our design. Here is my card for the week:

I kept this card fairly simple, a la PTI. I started with a Kraft Card Stock base. I used a PTI stamp set as well for Father’s Day. I incorporated additional stars in my patterned paper and with Versa Mark (stamped stars). Not too many details needed here, I don’t think. Thanks for having a look and I can’t wait to see what you all create!


March 26, 2011 at 11:52 pm 1 comment

Corrosive Challenge #107 – Mwah!

We have a Sketch Challenge today at the Corrosive Challenge blog. I’m also featuring an image from Digis With Attitude, called Tabatha and Tony. These are such adorable little tigers! Here is my card for the week:

I started with 110 lb. white Strathmore card stock. I added a basic black panel and layered on some patterned paper. I stamped Tabatha and Tony with Momento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them with copics. I smudged a little bit of the red on one of the hearts and it was hard to try to remove – oops! The sentiment is from a Flourishes set (Apple of My Eye). I cut and layered the main image with my circle nesties. I added a few self-adhesive rhinestones. A pretty simple card-just the way I like ’em!

Thanks for having a look. I can’t wait to see what everyone creates! Enjoy the day.


March 13, 2011 at 7:10 am 1 comment

Corrosive Challenge #106 – Going Green

This week at the Corrosive Challenge blog, we are featuring the digi images of Digis with Attitude. My card using an image from this company will be shown next week. For this week, our challenge is to Go Green. I decided to make 2 cards this week, one with a St. Paddy’s Day theme and the other a Father’s Day card that my 6’2″ son will give my husband.

Here they are:

For this card, I used a stamp that I picked up from Michael’s. It is made by Hampton Art. I inked up the shamrock on its own using Momento Tuxedo Black and stamped it 4 times to make a medallion-type image (masked it off so the leaves wouldn’t overlap). I coloured the leaves with copics (G20, G21, G24). I added a green self-adhesive rhinestone in the centre. I then inked up the sentiment and stamped it below the shamrocks. I used my nestie circle and lacey cirlce dies to cut and frame it. My paper is 110 lb. white (Strathmore), Basic Black (SU) and Basic Grey & We R Memory Keepers (Tiffany’s) patterned paper. I tied some black & white gingham ribbon around the paper before adhering my main image.


I used Karen Giron’s sketch from last week’s Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge for my layout. I started with a 110 lb white (Strathmore) card base. I used some scrap solid green CS and ran it through the Forest Branches CB EF. I adhered that to some Bassill dark brown paper. I also used some Basic Grey patterned paper layered with the same brown for my left-side panel. I stamped the tree from PTI (Father Knows Best) with Certainly Celery & Always Artichoke as well as Close to Cocoa and Early Espresso, since it’s a two-step stamping set. I also stamped the sentiment with Early Espresso and used circle nesties to cut and frame them. I added a strip of Certainly Celery under the sentiment and 3 buttons (PTI) to finish the card.

I hope you like them and I look forward to seeing what you create for this week’s challenge!


March 6, 2011 at 7:10 am 4 comments

Corrosive Challenge #105 – Distress it!

Like last week, I decided to focus my colour palette on blue. I didn’t plan it that way, it just happened. This week’s Corrosive Challenge is to use distressing on our cards. This is a technique I rarely do, so it was great to step out of the box a little! I’m pretty pleased with the way my card turned out:

There is LOTS of distressing on this card, let me tell ‘ya! I purchased this collage stamp off of ebay a few weeks ago. Although I don’t know who the original manufacturer is, this is what the listing said: “The garden of to-morrow is the theme to this lovely stamp. It is my collage of some of the designs I love put together in one. This very pretty stamp measures 3.2×3.75″ WM Thanks Syl”. In any event, I really like this stamp and I’m glad I got to ink it up. I coloured it with my SU markers (Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso) onto white card stock, then added Ranger Distress Ink in Antique Linen and Walnut Stain around the edges and into the centre. I used my SU Distressing tool to rough up the edges, then peeled the layers of card stock apart and added a bit more distress ink. I layered the main image onto Early Espresso (SU) that I had misted with water and crumpled up, then flattened out with my hand. I used the Distressing tool again and adhered the panels. I tied some dyed seam binding around the main image, which hides the pretty saffron butterfly and one of the insects. I used my Bow Easy and made three loops on each side and adhered a blue button with some embroidery floss. The background patterned paper was also sponged (distressed) with Walnut Stain ink and was layered onto some Early Espresso, and both were adhered to the beige card base.

I can’t wait to see what you guys create! Thanks for stopping by!


February 27, 2011 at 10:11 am 4 comments

MOJO #179 – Thanks so much

Great sketch this week for the Mojo Monday Challenge #179. My card is VERY 3-D. The rose in the centre sticks out about an inch! Looking at it face on, you don’t notice it so much but turn it to the side and holy-cow, it’s a big ‘un! Here is my submission for the day:

Here are the goodies involved in making my card:

CS – 110 lb. white Strathmore, So Saffron, Bashful Blue
Patterned Paper – Basic Grey (Wisteria) and Webster’s Pages Petite Papers (Seaside Retreat, Garden Gala & Nature’s Storybook collection)
Ink – Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps – StampingScrapping nestie friendly sentiment, Stampology (Talking in Circles 2)
Accessories – SU oval and round punches, MS border punch, SU so saffron grosgrain ribbon, lace ribbon, light blue self-adhesive half pearls, circle scallop nesties,yellow prima flower, dimensionals

Thanks for having a look and have a great week everyone!


February 21, 2011 at 9:39 pm 6 comments

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