Thursday, March 31, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
I'm not a coffee drinker (give me a Coca Cola!) so this was definitely a challenge for me! I crimped the strip of cream print DSP to resemble the bands around the coffee cups that you get from those over-priced coffee shops!
If you'd like to play along with the Hoedown, check 'em out here.
I also submitted this card to several other challenges:
Challenge # 27- Anything Goes at Crafts and Me Challenges
Challenge #28- Anything Goes at Scrapbook Sisters Challenges
Challenge #114- Use a Digi at The Crafty Pad
Stamps- Coffee Girl Digi-Image (Hambo Stamps)
Ink- Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock- Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!), GP110 white
Patterned Paper- Circles (unknown from my stash), Nook & Pantry (Basic Grey)
Accessories- 1/16" hole punch, antiqued copper brads, Copic Markers, crimper, pop dots, sponge
Thursday, March 24, 2011
"Make make a project using the color RED in honor of Japan. Remember to use something from your stash you have been hoarding and please tell us in your post or project description what that item (or items) is!
As an added twist...we are going to make a donation to the Red Cross based on the number of participants we have! If we get 1-25 players, we will donate $50; 26-50 players we will donate $75 and so on up to $400! So feel free to get the word out! We would love to make a great donation on behalf of our fellow crafters. :) "
This was such a worthwhile cause that I just HAD to play along! I don't have many Japanese-related items in my stash, however, I did find this beautiful Geisha online. It was a Japanese coloring page that I used as a digi-image.
The "Many Thanks" stamp is one that I've had for ages. The paper, of course, is from my hoarded paper stash. I thought it sort of looked like Cherry Blossoms. I've had it so long I don't even remember who made it. It's a simple card, but I'm very pleased with how it turned out.
If you'd like to participate in the Use It Tuesday challenge, you can visit their blog here.
I also submitted this card to the Crafts and Me Challenge #27- Anything Goes and Craft Your Passion Challenge # 50- Show Your Appreciation.
Stamps- Geisha digi-image, Many Thanks stamp- unknown
Cardstock- Night of Navy (Stampin' Up!), GP110 white, patterned paper- unknown
Ink- Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories- Cuttlebug, Nestabilities (oval and scalloped oval), Copic Markers, pop dots, pink stick-on gems (Bling IT by Basic Grey)
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The D.I.V.A.S. were to create a project using stamps and accessories that are at least 6-months old. Well, this is not a hard thing for me to do since I have SO many stamps that have never seen ink and tons of packages of designer paper sitting unopened. Today, I decided to use one of my Bombshell Stamps' sets, Homeward Bound, that's been waiting to be used. I love this ship image. The designer paper is much older than 6-months. Yes, I AM a paper hoarder! :) I also used one of my Nestabilities that I've had and not used. Sometimes I think I'm a "collector" and not a "stamper"!
Now, sail on over to the next stop on our hop and visit Maria's blog to see what she's offering up.
Stamps: Homeward Bound (Bombshell Stamps), Linen background stamp (Stampin' Up!- retired)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Creamy Caramel (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!), GP110 white
Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up!
Accessories: Nestabilities (Lacy Squares), Cuttlebug, Copic Markers, 1/16" hole punch, antiqued copper brads, pop dots
This card was submitted for the following challenges:Stamping Vacation Challenge - What A Guy Challenge- Boating Theme
Card Ideas - Yummy Color Challenge- Use Chocolate, Caramel, and one other color
One Stitch At A Time -Challenge #54- Something For the Boys
The SisterHood of Crafters- Let's Hear it For the Boys!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
The challenge this week was to use Party Elephant and make it sparkle! My card sparkles more in real life than it does in the scan. Check out the Hoedown for yourself and play along! As soon as I saw the elephant image I thought "elephants never forget" so I tied a string around his trunk and computer-generated the sentiment. I think he turned out cute!! Just have to decide who I'll send it to!
I am also sumbitting this card to the Wee Memory challenge #48- Cute & Cuddly, Card Makin' Mamas Challenge #17- Animals, and the Send A Smile For Kids challenge #6- Birthday Girl.
Patterned Paper: The Pocket Full of Posies Stack with Sparkles
Cardstock: Real Red, Bashful Blue (Stampin' Up!), GP110 white
Accessories: Copic Markers, glitter brads (Stampin' Up!), keytag punch, pop dots, Basic Black fine-tip marker (Stampin' Up!), Nestabilities, Cuttlebug
The first card is from my Maryland Stampers/Meade Girls Secret Sister. It's funny but right before I got this card I tried my hand at the quilt technique with not-so-good results (I'll post a picture of my what-not-to-do later!) Love the colors she used on this card!! Thanks, SS, whoever you are!!
I also received this beautiful St. Patrick's Day card from my friend, Tracy, in Alaska. I love the layout and those fabulous patterned papers that she used!!! She also sent me a pair of shamrock socks which I wore on St. Patrick's Day. Thanks, Tracy! You are SO thoughtful!!!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
The challenge was to use this cute image plus lots of GOLD! Unfortunately, I had used up all of my gold coins on previous St. Patrick's Day projects. For this card, I used gold lame ribbon, a gold Spica pin, and gold metallic paper. Not as much gold as I would have preferred but he IS cute!!
Stamps: digi-image from Hambo Stamps, horseshoe from Bombshell Stamps
Cardstock: Green Galore, gold metallic (Stampin' Up!), GP110 white
Patterned paper: Basic Grey
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities oval- plain and scalloped, scalloped circle, 1-3/4" and 1-1/4" circle punches (Stampin' Up!), gold Spica pen, gold lame ribbon (Michael's), pop dots, cotton swab, Pretty In Pink Classic Ink (Stampin' Up!) for his cheeks
This next card is made using a digi image from 2 Cute Rubber Stamps. She was looking for several people to create cards using her images for posting to her store. This is one of the images that she sent me. Isn't he cute??
Stamp: digi-image from 2 Cute Rubber Stamps
Cardstock: Green Galore, YoYo Yellow (Stampin' Up!), GP110 white
Patterned paper: Basic Grey
Accessories: Copic Markers, green stick-on gems (Bling IT by Basic Grey), Cuttlebug, Nestabilities oval and scalloped oval, Square Lattice embossing folder (Stampin' Up!)
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Here is the card that I made to take to the swap...a little boring, but I do love that silhouette image!
Here are the cards that the other ladies brought for us to make (all of the buttons and bows and brads (oh, my!) caused some crooked scans and I do apologize for that!)
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Here is the first card that I made. The image is from Whipper Snapper. There is a female soldier image as well. I thought this image would be perfect to use on one of these cards. I have lots of ideas for other welcome home cards and hope to work on them this weekend!
This card is also being submitted to Paper Sundaes Challenge #59- Stripes.
Stamps: "Hero" (Artistic Outpost)/ soldier (Whipper Snapper)
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Old Olive (Stampin' Up!), GP110 White
Patterned Paper: "It's A Guy Thing" (Close To My Heart)
Accessories: Copic Markers, Pop Dots, Buttons (Bo Bunny), natural hemp, glue dots
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Stamps: Butterfly Queen by Bombshell Stamps
Cardstock: Concord Crush, YoYo Yellow, Green Galore from Stampin' Up; GP110 white
Accessories: Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, gold stick on beads (Michael's), pop dots, 1" purple grosgrain ribbon (Offray), 3/4" gold grosgrain ribbon (Offray)
Sunday, March 6, 2011
The image is Birthday Ridley by Digital Delights by Looby Loo. He was printed onto GP110 white cardstock and colored using my much-loved Copic Markers. Cardstock used it SU's Concord Crush and Green Galore; the patterned paper is unknown. The birthday sentiment is from Stampin' Up. I attached green stick-on gems to the cupcake for the "sprinkles". I wish MY cupcakes had pretty gems on them! :) The 1" wide purple grosgrain and the 3/4" wide pink satin ribbon are from Offray.
This Ridley image was so much fun that I think I might need to order some other ones!! Check out the cute images from Digital Delights here.
Make sure to come back tomorrow to see what else I made today! Hope to see you then!
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Now, it's time for my weekly submission to Hambo Stamps' Hambo Hoedown. This week we received an adorable lion stamp with 2 sentiments to use for the challenge- the challenge is to make a masculine card using the lion image provided and one of the coordinating sentiments, AND also have stripes somewhere in your design. Here's my submission for this week:
The cardstock is from Stampin' Up- Pear Pizzazz and Soft Suede. The patterned paper is Basic Grey's Origins. The image was printed on GP110 white cardstock and colored with Copic Markers. Other accessories used were Nestabilities oval and scalloped oval, the key tag punch, ribbon from Offray, green dew drops and Aleene's Jewel It glue. This was a fun card to make. Head on over to the Hoedown and check out the other submissions.
This card was also sumbitted to Desert Island Crafts Challenge #3. We were to use at least 3 of the following items on our card:
1. Make it Square
2. Inspired by Nature
3. Handmade flower
4. Hand colored image
5. 2 or more patterned papers
8. No sentiment on the front
10. Birthday Theme
My card was inspired by nature (it's a lion afterall!), I hand colored my image, and I used 2 different patterned papers. This was my first time participating in their challenge but it won't be the last! What fun!!!!
Thanks for stopping by!
All cardstock- Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, and Buckaroo Blue- is from Stampin' Up. The patterned paper is from the Good Times pack of designer paper from Close To My Heart. The image was printed onto GP110 white cardstock and colored using Copic Markers. Stick-on pearls were used for her earrings. This is just a fun card and I hope the recipient likes it as much as I do!!
Thanks to Fran S. for offering her cute images to us. If you've never heard of Operation Write Home, check 'em out here.