Monday, January 31, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Hello! I tried a new fun technique today! The technique challenge today over on SCS was Heat Embossing on Dry Embossing. I ran my Versamark pad over the raised Dry Embossing and then added my clear Embossing Powder. I couldn't get a good picture of it but the raised embossing is really shiny. Next time I might get brave and try colored embossing powder!! I didn't color my whole image I wanted my flowers to stand out. I thought the heart shaped flower petals would make a perfect Valentine's card for a friend! I added some pearls to the flower centers. List of supplies and challenges used is below. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! I think we might be having some nasty weather headed our way.

~ Challenges ~
SCS Technique Challenge ~ Heat Embossing on Dry Embossing
Stamp TV Color Spotlight ~ Red, Black & White
Crafty Creations ~ Let's Heat it Up!
Southern Girls ~ Dry Embossing
Charisma Cardz ~ Valentines/Love
Speedy the Cat & Friends ~ Valentines

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Gina K Lovely Shelf, Studio G Sentiment
Paper ~ Black, White, Pure Poppy, Making Memories DP
Ink ~ Black, Versamark
Accessories ~ Petite Oval Nesties, Pearls, Tim Holtz Starry Night Sizzix Embossing folder, Clear Embossing Powder

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pamper Me

Hello! Today I have a newly released digi from Sweet n Sassy Stamps to share with you! Cocoa now has a girlfriend, her name is Cookie!! Isn't she adorable??

The main image is raised up with foam tape. I added some Glossy accents to the nail polish bottle and the lip stick, it really makes them pop! I took a paper doily and cut it in half and folded it to make a fan. Added a feather behind it that I found in my scraps box. Took my bow easy and made a triple bow to add to the top and finshed it off with a button from my stash. This card is 5 1/2 x 5 3/4. I couldn't get all my stuff to fit on a A2 size card! Making these bigger cards is kinda fun though.

I left my bottom right corner empty for now..... I'd like to add a sentiment but not sure what I want to put?? Any ideas?? I'm thinking this would be a good card to use for a birthday. Just add a gift certificate for a manicure/pedicure and you have the perfect gift! I'm thinking then I could maybe add a "Pamper Me" sentiment?? Any other suggestions??

The challenges I used are listed below along with a list of supplies used. Thanks for stopping by!

~ Challenges ~
Crafty Pad ~ Something Girly
Kaboodle Doodles ~ Bling it up!
Crazy 4 Cocoa ~ Cute as a Button
Fab & Funky ~ Delight in your Digi
Simon says Stamp ~ Animal antics

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Pamper me Cookie digi
Paper ~ Black, Pure Poppy, White, Making Memories DP
Ink ~ Printer
Accessories ~ Lacey Squares Nesties, MS Doily Lace Punch, Rhinestones, Paper Doily, Feather, Ribbon, Button, Glossy Accents, Copics, Foam Tape

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Hello! For today's card I pulled out one of my neglected Elizabeth Bell (former Suger Nellie) stamps! This one was called Picking Apples I believe. I just Love Elizabeth's stamps, she's such a great artist! I was able to combine several challenges, they are listed below along with the supplies I used. Thanks for stopping by. Go STEELERS!!! :0)

~ Challenges ~
Delightful Challenges ~ Celebration
Meljens ~ Pink & Red
Crafty Catz ~ A forgotten stamp
Stamp Something ~ Cute Somethings
2 Sisters ~ Sketch
BasicGrey challenge ~ Flower power
B&W Challenge ~ Anything but Winter

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Elizabeth Bell Picking Apples (Sugar Nellie), Inkadinkado sentiment
Paper ~ Cherry Cobbler, Bazzil Pink, Soft Suede, BasicGrey Eva DP
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Colorbox Chianti
Accessories ~ EK Success scalloped scallop punch, Rhinestones, Pearls, Ribbon, Primas, Copics

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hello Valentine

Hello! Today I have a quick & simple Valentine card to share with you. It uses one of the newly released digi stamps from Sweet n Sassy Stamps. I think this card will go to one of my nieces! Thanks for stopping by!

~ Challenges ~
SCS ~ Sketch 316
Stamp Something ~ Anything goes
Speedy the Cat & Friends ~ Hearts

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Sweet n Sassy Stamps, Turtle's Heart Ballons
Paper ~ Pure Poppy, Green Galore, Orchid Opulence, Basicgrey Sugar Rush DP
Ink ~ Printer
Accessories ~ CB folders, Heart brads

Monday, January 17, 2011

Upsy Dasiy

Hello! Today's card uses the Stampin Up's Upsy Daisy set. Love this set!! It's nice for some quick no coloring cards. I stamped my daisies in white ink and embossed them with white embossing powder. I made more than one, just changed up the embellishments and sentiments! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

~ Challenges ~
Freshly Brewed ~ Black, White + 1 more color
Crazy 4 Challenges ~ Thank you

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ SU Upsy Daisy & Sincere Salutations
Paper ~ White, Black & Kraft
Ink ~ Colorbox Frostwhite, Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories ~ Ribbon, Pearls, EK Success border punch, White embossing powder

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Birthday Greetings

Hello! Today's card sent me a little out of my comfort zone!! I don't usually make Larger size cards or even square ones!! This one is about 6x6. I've had this stamp for awhile now and the thought of trying to color it keep me from using it! My first attempt was not a success! I am happy with how this one turned out though. This card is for my good friend & neighbor who is like a second Mom to me. She loves goats and I think she'll really like this card. Well thats it for today, thanks for stopping by!

~ Challenges ~
Meljens ~Square or Round card
Prairie Fairy Friday ~ Happy Birthday
2 Sisters ~ Flowers

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Whiff of Joy Gerda Celebrating Goat, TAC Sentiment
Paper ~ Cranberry Crisp, Blue Bayou, Kraft, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Grey Lemonade DP
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories ~ Sizzix Flourish dies, MS leafy punch, Primas, Crocheted Lace, Pearls, Copics, Circle Nesties

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Pretty in Plum

Hello! Today's card didn't turn out quite as I had hoped but it does look much better in person. I just couldn't get a picture that I was happy with today! The Butterfly is embossed and colored with copics. I wanted to try to add a tag/sentiment but couldn't get it to work. I have listed the supplies used and the challenges this is for below. Thanks for stopping by!

~ Challeneges ~
SCS Ways to use it ~ Butterfly Bliss
Stampin Sisters in Christ ~ Things with Wings
Stampin B's ~ Use a diecut

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps ~ Everyday Miracles
Paper ~ Plum Pudding, Pink Pirouette, Shimmery Pink, PTI DP, DCVW DP
Ink ~ Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories ~ clear embossing powder, crocheted lace, Pearls, Labels 4, Labels 10, Petite Ovals

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Winter's Butterfly

Hello! Today I have a pretty CAS card for you. The only stamping is the sentiment which is heat embossed. I inked up my CB folder with some Pink Pirouette ink before embossing, that made the snowflakes really pop! I added a big snowflake diecut and popped it up. I finished it off with lots of pretty pink pearls! Pretty quick and easy. My photo doesn't do the card justice, much prettier in person! Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate it and enjoy reading all of your comments.

~ Challenges ~
The Pink Elephant ~ Winter Wonderland
Secret Crafter ~ Tons of Texture
Speedy the Cat & Friends ~ Embossing
Daily Dare's 12 days of Christmas Day 11 ~ Use a Snowflake

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Gina K Warm & Wonderful
Paper ~ Pink Pirouette, White, Black
Ink ~ Pink Pirouette, Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories ~ Clear embossing powder, Spellbinders Snowflake dies, Pearls, CB embossing folder

Friday, January 7, 2011

Birthday Cardinal

Hello! I thought this pretty Cardinal would make a great Winter Birthday card! I colored him with my copic markers and added some Glossy Accents to the berries. I main image is popped up. I really like this sketch and I'm sure that I will be using it again. The challenges that I am entering this card in are listed below. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

~ Challenges ~
Kaboodle Doodle ~ Anything goes
Charisma Cardz ~ Birthday
Daily Dare's 12 days of Christmas Day 10 ~ Something with wings

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Flourishes Christmas Classics, SU Sanded BG, PTI sentiment
Paper ~ Cranberry Tart, Kraft, Black, White BG Jovial DP
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories ~ Glossy accents, Square nesties, Copics, mock pearls

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Snow Special

Hello! My Mom got me the new MS big snowflake trim punch for Christmas and I was anxious to play with it!! It went perfectly with this newly released "Snow Special" snowman set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

I cut out my snowman and popped him up on top of a label 4 die that I had softly sponged in matching colors. The label 4 die is raised up also. The background DP was embossed and then softly sanded, it really made the snowflakes pop. I like the distressed look it added also. I added flower soft to the ear muffs for more texture. I really like the soft girly feel of this card! Thanks for stopping by!

~ Challenges ~
Wags & Whiskers ~ Snowflakes
Speedy the Cat & Friends ~ Use something new
JUGS ~ Sketch
Paper Sundaes ~ Something new
Tuesday Throwdown ~ embossing
Daily Dare 12 days of Christmas Day 5 ~ Winter Chill

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Snow Special
Paper ~ White, Pink, Provo Craft DP
Ink ~ Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Angel Pink
Accessories ~ Snowflakes CB embossing folders, MS Snowflake trim punch, EK Success scalloped scallop punch, pearls, flower soft, Copics