Monday, January 31, 2011

Frosted Design Challenge

I am entering a new challenge this week for Frosted Designs.  Their challenge is monochromatic cards and I chose my new Brights designer paper from Stampin Up.  I am actually going to make a few cards using that color pallete because I want try the different color combinations.

My monochromatic card is done with Oranges.....

I used a C.C. Designs Kiki LaRue stamp and worked with YR00, YR04 and YR07 Copics for the dress and headband.  It is a SU punch and word stamp, of course.

Have a great day!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Tri-Shutter Cards

I found a template for Tri-Shutter cards on Split Coast Stampers and watched a couple of You-Tube videos to get the hang of this inventive design.  I just love the complexity of it and people who receive a card like this are wowed.

I tried a couple of different color schemes and this is what I came up with.....

You can do so much with this style and add lots of little embelishments.

The Tilda image is from the new Magnolia collection.  Wording is from Stampin Up and I used Spellbinders dies for the cool shapes.  Ink is Momento Black and Distress Lilac.  Copics for Tilda of course.

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Exciting News!!

Today, my Scripture box project is featured on Our Daily Bread Designs Customer Project of the Day.  It is extremely exciting to be recognised for something that God has gifted me to do.

I learned how to make a drawer box from Holly's tutorial on SCS, but I wanted the box to be big enough to fit the 5x5 cards I am making for the SCS Scripture challenge.  I made a few adjustments (wasted 3 pieces of paper getting it right) and came up with alternate cutting and scoring instructions.

I used Our Daily Bread's Scripture Collection 3 for the stamping.  I put a verse and some flourish inside the drawer too.  Then I used the new Brocade Borders stamp and die set to frame the verse.  Spellbinder Fancy tags gave it a little lift and the Prima Pearls are my favorite part.  The brads on the handle are from Stampin Up.

Thanks for looking and have a GREAT day!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Challenges for this week

Since I had so much fun doing the SCS VSN challenge I thought I would try a couple more.  I am entering this card into the following challenges:

I used oval and scalloped edge Spellbinders.  The text and punch is from Stampin Up.  The lace punch and little roses are MS , or course.  I bought this new Graphic 45 paper from the SB store on Sunday at the Copic class (see post below).

Here is a little card I did for the Paper Romance challenge.  The card had to be in an alternate shape.

I cut out the flower from the Graphic 45 paper and used the Hexigon Spellbinders die.

Sunday Copic Class

Sunday was the 4th in a series of Copic classes I am taking from my local SB store.  We learned that we can use the nib in different ways to get different effects like making your own designer paper! 

We also learned that we can transfer color from one pen to another.  The effect is slight blending that we used to make little flowers.  So, if you can't find that perfect paper to use with an image you can always make your own with the Copic colors that you used on your image.

Check out the side slices of paper on the two projects.

Happy Sunday!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Slimming Down - challenge #6

Whew, I was having trouble keeping up with the timing of the challenges when the last one was posted.  Not only were we to create a card the encourages us but it could only have two layers of card stock!!!

I am trying to loose weight.   I have been doing Jenny Craig and just started at Curves for exercise.  When I look at this card I can see myself walking little Sasha in a cute and skinny outfit one day.

By-the-way, we had to work in the designers favorite color - tan into the card, so I colored the hats tan.

Here is a picture of our little Sasha.  We bought this Yorkshire Terrier when she was only 8 weeks old.


She is a bit bigger now at 6 months.

Two Hearts Beat As One - challenge #5

Ok, this was my favorite challenge of all.  I had been working on a new card structure that I saw in a tutorial on Split Coast Stampers for a gate fold card.  It wasn't finished and when the challenge went out I new I would use what I had already started for the challenge.

For me, being married is two people working together as one, thinking together, making decisions together, raising children together.  Oh, we have our alone times and our time with the gals or guys, but in the end we have each other for comfort, councel and loving.  Our hearts beat together most of the time.

Hence my card.....

When the card is closed you can only see one heart, but when you open the card you see the second heart.
Cool Eh?

Paper Piece Your Heart - challenge #4

For this challenge we were to paper-piece parts of the image.  Paper-piecing is stamping part of the image on a printed paper, cutting out the part you want and gluing it to your image.  In my case I used Fairy Flora paper from Prima and used one side of the paper for the blouse and the other side for the pants.

Here is a little tip.....

I used the pink paper to punch out hearts for the luminary.  So what do you do with the left over paper with the heart wholes?  Add it as a strip to another card - no paper wasted!!!

Light Up Your Life - challenge #3

For the next challenge we had to make a luminary.  I have never made one before and had to view the tutorial to get me started.

It was a fun project and I would like to make another.  I had some trouble with the design and I think I could do better given more than 45 minutes to complete the project.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

What Shape is Your Heart? - challenge #2

The next challenge was to make a card shaped like a heart - here's mine:

Made my own larger flower and use a couple of Martha Stewart flowers to round it out.  The image is a digital image that I downloaded and colored with copic markers.

Punch Out Your Heart - VSN Card Challenge

Last night was crazy!!!  I participated in the Split Coast Stampers virtual challenge.  We made 6 cards based on very specific instructions in 5 hours!!!!!

Each hour, on the dot, a new challenge was released with its own set of instructions.  The first challenge was to Punch Out Your Heart.  We had to make a card using the sketch with pink, red and green and punch/piece a flower together.  Here is the card I entered:

I just love this ribbon and had to figure out how to use it in one of my cards.  Hearts are made from Spellbinders scalloped heart die and the flower is from the Sizzix 3D-Flower.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sitting Valetine with Flowers

Today I made a new card with my Magnolia chair.  I have had this stamp for a a few months and was wondering what I should do with it.  I ended up waiting until I found a sitting Tilda!

I am very happy how this card turned out.  My friend Sarah showed me how to make the flowers using her Sizzix 3-D Flowers die.  They are sooo easy and turned out beautifully.  I used some mulberry paper for the dark red flowers and a companion (to the background paper) print paper for the pink one.

The punches are Martha Stewart (white lace), Punch Bunch (leaves) and Fiscars (red border).  The little pearls are from Stampin UP and the big pearl flourish is from Prima.

I used copics to color - Y00, Y02 and Y06 for the dress, and R30, R32, R35 and R37 for the red part of the chair.  I followed a post from Debbie Olsen's blog for the red coloring. The arms of the chair are E33, E35, E37 and E47.

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

With all my love

Well here is the first card made with the haul from the scrapbook store.  It has Edwin with a tie and a new Magnolia stamp "with all my love".  The paper is Antologia AMOR, Spellbinders dies, and pearls from Stampin Up.

Had the grandkids for the weekend and really wasn't able to make much more in cards.  Did some more Copic coloring of my Magnolia characters that will soon become cards.

Talk to you next time.


Friday, January 14, 2011

Making Valentines Cards

My youngest son asked me if I would make him a Valentines card for him to give his girlfriend and I thought sure, why not.  I love making cards and he actually gave me advanced notice!!!

I rifled through my stash to come up with something that might incorporate his personality and found some new papers I purchased at when I was last in Victoria.  I used a Magnolia image from the newest collection.

Supplies used:
Fairy Flora Collection "Pixie Garden" paper from Prima
Magnolia Edwin want a hug
Purls from Stampin Up
Ribbon from my local Scrapbook Central Store

After that I was searching around my stamps and supplies to find that I really didn't have that much in the way of Valentines stamps, or red and pink card stock.  So of course I had to visit the Scrapbook store at lunch and came home with some new stash.  You will see the fruits of this trip in the next few weeks.

Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sweet Magnolia

Thanks to the new blanket of snow I am having lots of internet troubles today.  Here's a cute card with a new Tilda stamp from Magnolia.  Purple is one of my favorite colors and always look great on a little girl.

I found these Prima flowers on a recent trip to Prince George at a great little scrapbook store downtown.  The ribbon came from and I used Spellbinders oval dies and the Fancy Tags.  The paper is from Bo-Bunny's Limited Edition Glitter Series that I got from Scrapbook Central.

Hope you will have a great day in the snow!!


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tilda Happy Birthday Card

My first card post is Tilda from Magnolia with a balloon.  I used cardstock from my stash, but the Tilda image is stamped on Bazzilla with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics.

The pop-up is from StampinUp punches - Modern Label Extra Large and Word Window Large.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes set and stamped using Old Olive.

I tried the AmyR technique for creating the sidewalk.


First post

Hi everyone,

I have very much enjoyed all the other great card making blogs and thought I would give it a try.  Please forgive my early posts as I will be working out the kinks of photography and posting.

Hope you join my journey and comment on all my work.  I would love to hear about your experiences in card making or knitting.