Sunday, October 31, 2010

stamping 411

Thank you stamping411 for putting measurements on your design challenges. Especially those 4 strips in the background.Here is my card for challenge 175. Paper is Reece from TAC. Shapes are Nestibilities labels 8. Sentiment is also TAC. RibbonFX from Hobby Lobby. I thought the buttons mimiced the circle patterned paper. Inside is finished with the same TAC papers. I think the buttons kept the card away from the scanner bed and the picture is not very clear.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Papercraft Star challenge 19

papercraftstar has a picture of a very pretty fall table setting by Martha Stewart for their challenge this week. I used ivory cardstock, brown paper run through Spellbinders Wizard with argyle IP from Cuttlebug. The gold and cream cut outs are Spellbinders Nestibilities Labels 8. Sentiment is PTI sympathies. The oak leaf was stamped with a Stampabilities stamp onto cream cardstock and then cut out. Then it was sponged with studio g sage, then gold, then Stampabilities orange. I anchored it at the side with an orange button on a gold ribbon. I think it very solemn and understated, just appropriate for a sympathy card.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Another great sketch from Laura at 2S4Y. I have been doing some Christmas cards with this paper and needed a thank you so used the last of the pieces for this card. White cardstock, light blue cardstock, designer paper (Luxury Stack by DCWV) and a strip of silver metallic paper. I love that angle cut for the silver strip, adds more dimension. Ribbon from Michaels, bow tied with Bow Easy. Sentiment from TAC, stamped with color box Sky Blue, highlighted with clear star gel pen. Dots on scallops with silver star gel pen. It is a very shimmery card.

mojomonday #162

It is round or square week at mojomonday. I chose a square. The designer paper is from The Luxury Stack (DCWV).  I did the silent night on the computer (Kristen font), punched it out, and glued it to a grey circle. I accented the blue scallop strip with silver wired ribbon. Punched out silver stars for the scallop and the top (hard to see in the pic) of the music which is torn and sponged with StazOn black ink. I helped an 89 year old lady clean some closets. She told me to take anything I wanted. This old hymnal is perfect for those music backgrounds. She also gave me an old literature and poetry book that I am looking forward to using.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Stamping 411 #174

This is for challenge 174 at stamping411. It is a fairly simple card. Creme card stock and both papers are Michael's. Ribbon is "Dashes, Dots, Checks from Michael's. I cut out the tag from a template and stamped with get well soon form TAC and tied it on with green embroidery floss.The silver button is from my 40 yrs worth of button collection. I like the flower paper--you can just center your design over one of the flowers and cut out-pretty easy.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Papercraft Star

papercraft star has a fun challenge this week-thank you theme, Cricut cutout, and metal. I really enjoyed making this card.
The pretty ribbon is Sugar & Spice from Michael's. I doesn't show here but there is some clear sparkle to the flowers. I think the papers are from Hobby Lobby. On the green square, I used the Cuttlebug argyle IP run through the Wizard. Sentiment is from TAC stamped in Color Box sky blue and traced with clear star gel pen. It is anchored with 2 small "diamond" brads (for the metal). The flower is cut with Cricut "George and Basic Shapes" in 1", 1 1/4" and 1 1/2" and secured with a  larger "diamond" brad. I tipped the flower petals with clear glitter glue to add a little more sparkle.
Here is the inside. I added a Cricut flower wtih glitter glue center.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


There are 3 great sketches this week at 2S4Y I am getting ready for a craft show so had to try them all. All of these I made from my "leftovers" file--bits a pieces from other cards that are still usable sizes. First is Kazan's 64. The scallop cut is actually 1/2" from the edge and the blue is glued to the back inside of the card. The polka dots and blue are a double sided paper. The dragon fly: stampabilities with sky blue and violet mixed on the stamp. to offset the dots, I use a blue and yellow square design ribbon. Bow is ties with Bow Easy--I love that tool!
The next is Regina's bonus sketch. I had to rotate this design so the images I wanted to use would fit. I did the sentiment on the computer. The teddy is Inkadinkadoo stamp. It and the flower are stamped with Martha Stewart pink geranium. And of course a girl card needs buttons and bows and a little bling with the tracing of the images with a pink star gel pen. Again, the bow is tied with Bow Easy. It is so versatile, has multiple sizes and can use any size ribbon and get a great bow any time.
The 3rd is Rosemarie's sketch. It is a bright cheery birthday card also inspired by one I saw in Card Maker Magazine. Happy Birthday is Stampabilities. Make a wish is one of those $1. specials at JoAnn's. I added bling with 3 acrylic beads from Walmart.
The scanner sure shows up any little flaws. I think I must have had my glasses askew as some of the images are a little out of kilter.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

This card is for stamping 411 challenge. I absolutely love this little snowman nativity stamp set from TAC. It also comes with the holy family, shepherds, wise men, and all the scriptures that go with the story. On the blue cardstock, I used Cuttlebug snowflake IP and then lightly sanded. The glory to God stamp is also TAC. I used yellow stickles and clear star gel pen to add the sparkles.
I'm thinking I may use this for my family cards this year.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Papercraft Star has a challenge for scary halloween cards this week. I am not too into Halloween, especially scary stuff. I usually go for cute. Cute pumpkin was in one of those $1.00 specials at JoAnn's checkout--can't beat that for a deal. I used the pumpkins stamp with Versamark watermark to stamp on the orange background. Colored the main pumpkin with Tombrow and added gold stickles. OOPS looks like I colored out of the lines--fortunately my 3 yr old granddaughter will think that is the way you are supposed to color!LOL!! The spider is cut with Cricut Doodlecharms. I added white gel pen dots for eyes. The inside 3 pumpkins are from the same JoAnn's set. I know my granddaughter will like the card because her Nana made it special just for her.


This card is from sketch at 2S4Y. I recently did a non traditional fall color challenge so decided to try non traditional Christmas colors. The paper reminds me of snow swirls. The snowflake is cutout by Cricut "Joys of the Season" and positioned on scalloped punch circle, then glittered with glitter glue. I'm not too sure about the snowflake brads--maybe too large and distract from snowflake cutout? I am trying looped ribbon--need to still work on that some. And, sometimes goofs work out--I wanted to just stamp "peace on earth (TAC) directly on the card but stamped it on upside down by mistake LOL!!! So, plan B is 2 punched circles with the sentiment on them highlighted with clear star gel pen. Inside I used a swirl stamp that mimics the swirls in the paper.

Monday, October 11, 2010

happy day

Check out stamping411 for the sketch challenge for this card. I have been into halloween and fall cards so just kept the orange/red/gold color scheme going. I stamped flowers on the white strip with Stampabilities orange. I don't know the source for the stamp. I have broken up some sets of stamps. GASP! is that allowed? LOL!! The stamp on the front is Rubber Stampede with Timber Brown StazOn. Sentiment stamp is TAC. I added 2 brass brads (say that 3 times really fast!) for accent. The "have a happy day" could make it for birthday or general cheer.

Friday, October 8, 2010

2 challenges/1card

Trying to do challenges for both Paperdolls and Papercraft Star. One is non traditional fall colors, the other a sketch.
Pattern paper & label: TAC Reese
Cardstock: Brazill in golden tan color
Leaves: traced from a card I did in a class a couple of years ago.
Ribbon from Michaels
I love this sketch layout. And the paper from TAC is going to be really versatile. I am already trying to think of Christmas use for it too.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

MoJo 159

I went to a fall festival today and visited several antique shops. I found an old book in one, I have been seeing cards on several blogs using old book pages and wanted to give it a try. Not only is the book old, it had no cover so I don't know what it was but appears to be written in German so hope the text is decent--since I don't speak or read German. Anyway, I cut a portion of a page and stained it with Distress Ink tea dye. Flower paper is from The Rustic Stack (DCWV). Butterfly: Stamp Affair, colored with Tombow markers and edged with the Distress Ink. Tied of with brown organdy bow. I for sure will be using more of the book pages-lots of them, it has 930 pages.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Banners has a challenge to create banners on a card. I actually don't have many PTI products. (Guess I better go shopping huh?) I used Cricuit--Jasmine--to cut out the joy letters from snowflake paper in the Vintage Christmas paper pack from the Paper Studio. Then I mounted them on the diagonal on 1" punched white squares, toned down the bright white by sponging on tea dye distress ink, punched small holes in the edge of the square and mounted them on matching snowflake paper with burlap cord. All this is mounted on white card stock. I like how this turned out and wanted to share--even though it is not PTI products.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Stamping 411 challenge 171

I wanted to try some non traditional colors for Christmas this year. I found this neon green ribbon with silver snowflakes at Hobby Lobby last week and knew it fit the bill. The pink paisley paper and neon green are also from HL. I used green for card, then white layer and pink "Gemstones" cardstock. The little tag is from a stencil cut out, sponged with rose ink and attached with a narrow silver ribbon. The joy is from TAC tag tidbits. I don't have any silver snowflakes so punched tiny silver stars for the accent at the top. What do you think. Christmasy enough?