Sunday, August 29, 2010

D2D challenge

I'm not a big cat person but I though this little guy turned out cute. The image was free from Designed2Delight for participating in last week's challenge. I think I actually did the whole month of challenges! I am definately looking forward to next month.

Additional supplies: PapertreyInk cardstock and sentiment, Copic markers, Corner chomper.

Bear and Snail

Here are two cards that I have made this week that are not for a challenge, I just felt like coloring. I keep putting out CAS cards even when I try to do something a little more fancy. Maybe my images are too big. Maybe my crafty stuff isnt organized to the point where I can sit down and be more creative (i.e. find what I am looking for).

The bear image is from Bugaboo Stamps, Copic markers, PTI cs and sentiment stamp, SU! cs and oval punch, and washi paper tape from The Greeting Farm.

The snail image is from author/illustrator Elizabeth O. Dulemba, SU! cs, PTI cs, die cut, and stamps. I really liked coloring the snail. I wanted to make him a slime trail, but alas there wasn't enough room on the card.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Eskimo kisses

It is time OWH Stars and Stamps midweek throwdown challenge. It is a card recipe to include heat or dry embossing, a die cut or punch, and ribbon. I have collected a bunch of Nestabilities and have been dying to use this particular one on this particular image that I actually colored last fall! These cards bring together some of my most favorite crafting items: Cuttlebug Machine and A2 embossing folders, Nestabilities, Mo's Digital Pencil digi stamps, Copic Markers and PapertreyInk 110lb cardstock. Other accesories are SU! colored cs (slowly depleting my stash) and misc. ribbon. I really like the way the organdy ribbon shimmers like newly fallen snow. I decided to go without a sentiment so these cards can be used for anything wintery.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mary Margaret, Goldilocks, and Catey!

These wonderful digi images were dontated by Michelle Perkett Studios for OWH Stars and Stamps midweek throwdown. Of course I had to try both images for this card challenge.I know it is too late for back to school for alot of people but my kids dont start for another week. I chose fall colors for Mary Margaret's dress. I tried to make the plaid look like real wool plaid fabric where the colors overlap and blend to create something different. I also glossed up the apple she is holding with Crystal Effects.
Supplies: SU! colored cs, ink, crystal effects & scallop oval punch, PTI sentiment and woodgrain stamp, and Copic markers.

I love Goldilock's hair. It reminds me of my daughter Ashley's hair. I wish my hair was like that! I had wanted to use a PTI stamp set that had a wooden chair in the background and some fun sentiments but decided to my typecast this sweet image. Also it will be easier for troops to sent home with a "love" message instead.

Supplies: SU! colored cs & ink, PTI sentiment and woodgrain stamp, versachalk ink, Copic markers.

My 4 year old, Catey, LOVES to color! When I print digi images, if Im not careful, she will sneak them away and color ALL of them. Her two older sisters complain because she didnt leave them anything to color. Sometimes she requests for me to print her "more to color". I bought some new crayola markers for back to school but she insists on using my Copics. This last Goldilocks image was colored by her. I had already finished mine and she told me "I want to color her just like yours". I left her to color and when I came back she showed me her picture. I was amazed at how well she matched the colors all on her own out of over 150 markers. I'll have to see who she wants to send this to.

Fishin' Around

Here is my card for Designed2Delight digital stamps weekly card challenge. The image is called Fishin' Around.
When I first saw the image I was worried about how I could get it to work on a card. Once I began coloring I was thrilled with how it turned out. I am really happy about how I was able to shade the monkey. I LOVE Copic markers!
Supplies: SU! colored cs, ribbon, ink & oval punch, Copic markers (I got to use my new pastel set on the water!), Scor-pal mini for the decorative score line on the front right and bottom of the card. Its the first time I have used the score lines as embellishments.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 of course!

I colored these images from PapertreyInk over the 4th of July weekend and finally turned them into cards. They are from two different sets from their Year of Flowers series, Daffodil and Lily of the Valley.

When I was younger I had a flower patch of Daffodils right by the front steps of our house. I think I got the bulbs from an elderly neighbor lady, Sister Gibbs, but I'm not positive. I was always amazed that each spring there were more and more flowers. Of course now I understand why, but I have always loved Daffodils.

Lily of the Valley are my Mom's favorite flower (I may get corrected on this one too!) and she had them in her wedding bouquet. My maternal Grandmother also had lily of the valley growing on the side of her house right underneath the trellis of roses and I spent alot of time there during the summers of my youth.

Keep an eye out for more flowers as I plan on having every PTI Year of Flowers sets as they come out.

Another double card challenge

My card today is for the same two blogs as last time, OWH Stars and Stamps Midweek throwdown and Designed2Delight digital shop. When I saw the midweek throwdown about making a fall themed card my mind went racing thru all my autumn stamps, trying to figure out which one I should use. Then a few days later I received my free digi from Designed2Delight for participating in last week's challenge. Low and behold it was an autumn digi stamp! I am really enjoying the digi stamps since sometimes printing out a picture is easier than hauling out all the supplies to stamp an image.
Supplies are SU! cs, Copics, PTI baker twine, Provo Craft textured paper, misc. ribbons, buttons, etc.. I have been using Tombow Mono metal liquid glue to make sure my buttons and bows stay attached! Sandy will have to let me know if they arrive ok.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Card Challenges

One of the reasons I started this blog was to use it to post pictures of cards I made for card challenges from various websites/blogs. It has been awhile since I participated in a card challenge. Today I did two challenges in one card, Designed2Delight's Stamp of the Month artist's challenge (someone thinks Im an artist!) and Midweek Throwdown-stash challenge at OWH Stars and Stamps (boy do I have a stash!). Both challenges were easy! Use a digi stamp from Designed2Delight digital stamps and use patterned paper for OWH Stars and Stamps. When I print Digis I hate using only part of a sheet of cardstock so I end up printing 4 on one sheet. Sometimes I share with my daughters but not this time. The cards turned out pretty cute although I think I need to make my digis smaller or make bigger cards! I'm not very good at listing all the details but I'll try: Copic markers, Verve Stamps (sentiment), SU! paper and cs, Disney papers, SU! and Versachalk inks, various embellishments. My DH who rarely comments on any of my craftiness decided he liked the green bear best. Which is your favorite? 4 more cards to add to my OWH pile!

More CAS cards

Here are the card designs I made for OWH . I used the same Papertrey Ink set for both cards. Instead of a birthday sentiment I used "missing you", blue Mrs. Grossmans ribbon I have been hording and a little glue. I hope these dont end up in the card hospital. I left the gellyroll highlights off the pink card because the glitter seemed to smear off onto my fingers on the one I made for Aunt Lola.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Aunt Lola

I made this card for my Aunt Lola's birthday August 2nd. I didnt even think about posting it here. I had a hard time getting my creative juices flowing. It turned out to be a CAS (Clean And Simple) card. Stamps by Papertrey Ink. I also used my copics and stardust gellyroll pen to add some highlights although they may be hard to see in the photo. I made 3 extra cards that are similar to this one for OWH (Operation Write Home). I still need to photograph them.