Thursday, May 26, 2011

Count Your Blessings

I made this card to enter into the Our Daily Bread Designs Stamping In Time: On Assignment Challenge(SNTODBD35)! The assignment is Our Daily Bread Design stamps.
The challenge this rotation is FRAME it out in TEXTURE! I'm not sure this acutally fits the assignment, as I only have the little spellbinders tags behind my focal. But I do like the way this turned out.
I used patterend papers from Graphic 45 'Once upon a Springtime', both for the background and for the flowers. The card stock is SU.The sentiment is from ODB Blessings set, stamped on Cream cardstock with Versamark and I used Stampendous Chocolate Brown embossing powder and heat embossed. It is cut out with Spellbinders label 14, I then traced around the die to cut the pink frame to back.
I used Pebble chalk to frome it.  I then cut out with green using the Fancy TAgs Spellbinders, then cut that in half and used it behind the sentiment to 'frame' it. The flowers were cut with Marvy flower punches and layerd. I used Tiara Stickles for the centers and brushed on some Waterfall stickles on the center petals and on the edges of the other petals. The leaves and the corner accent are cut with and ek success punch. I tied a cream/gold thread ribbon to finish it  off. Inside the card are some more tiny pink flowers, and I stamped the 'Wishing you a year of blessings'.

Plaid or gingham

Another beautiful, typical UP spring day. Sun is shining and the North wind is blowing and it is only about 40 degrees outside, but feels more like about 30 or colder. Gives me another excuse to stay inside and play!

The challenge for Our Daily Bread Shining the Light #61 this week was to use plaid or gingham. This card was just meant to be made. I had just received this stamp set. And I also had been sorting out and organizing my papers, and these plaid, striped and dotted papers from Hot off the Press (that I got when I first started paper crafting about 4 years ago) were on my table. So I just had to use them together for this challenge.
The card base is made from Kraft paper. I stamped the shirt on the plaid with stazon timber brown, and the tie on the dotted papers and then cut them out. I embossed the blue with a stars folder from Crafts, too, used TH distress ink to shade the edges and taped the shirt to that. I added a strip of the striped paper to the middle of the card base, then adhered the blue panel over that. I stamped the sentiment on orange card and cut it out with the Spellbinders tag die. I tied it on with some brown cord.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

A crazy Sunday afternoon

It has been an interesting Sunday. Yucky, humid/misty this morning (was a bit of a damp walk to church, even more humid and damp walk home-made for an interesting hair day), got dark and rained hard about 2pm, sun came out for the afternoon, then it clouded up and rained again. Since it was too wet to work outside, I went and played in my craft room :) , after I hung a few more things on the walls, that is. I will get everything back up eventually.  

    Made this card from one of the K and Company Summer Scrap stack. The sentiment is from Our Daily bread stamps stamped with Mediterainen blue Brilliance Dew drop, which I framed out with small frame from a Sizzix A2 embossing folder . The butterflies are also from the K&C pad. I heat embossed them and added some glitter to the second round of embossing. I added some clear rhinestones to the centers of them, and some silver pearls for the flight trail. Also added some white ribbon and a silver ribbon slide. I also added some silver corner stickers and some of the little silver swirls from one of the sticker sheets (one of the 'innies').

Hope everyone had a nice weekend, Jackie

Thursday, May 19, 2011

anniversary cards

I am still working on finishing up my 'home improvement' project. Have one more room to wash walls in and touch up paint. I've gotten as far as putting up a few pictures in my living room. Looks so nice with everything clean and fresh. I have not had a great deal of time to work in my craft room this week, however I did find time to make anniversary cards for 2 friends in my craft group who have anniversaries this week.

My one friend's favorite flowers are roses, so this was an easy choice for the focal on this card.  I used the colors from CR84FN28 color challenge which was to use yellow, red and neutral (white), and the ODBDSLC60 to use least 2 die shapes, dry embossed background, 1 sentiment. The red and the white cardstock are SU. The white background is embossed with CB scrolled frame folder.The rose is stamped in Momento black ink and colored with Copics, cut out with spellbinders Oval die and matted in red cut with spellbinders lacy oval. I highlighted the flowers and around the oval with chalks. They are popped up with dimensionals. I added some stickles to the flowers and leaves. The sentiment is from SU Teeny Tiny wishes, cut with the SU small oval and small scalloped oval punch. I added some yellow ribbon and the 2 little red heart enbellies.

Here is my second anniversay card for this week. The card base  in Navy is embossed with the SU tulip borders folder,  which I then sanded lightly. The light blue is from my scrap stash. I stamped the daisies with Staz-on black ink, and colored them with Prisma colored pencils,and highlighed them with chalk. I stamped the daisies twice, then cut out one from each stem and popped them up with dimensionals. I cut the center focal with Spellbinders deckled rectangles, embossed them and then sponged some navy chalk around the inside of  the die. they are popped up with dimensionals also. I added some white ribbon and a bow, some stickles to the flowers for glitz and the sentiment is a silver sticker.

Hope you have a great day. It is time to go back to washing walls, and I don't have to feel guilty today about working inside because once again it is cold and drizzly outside.
Blessings to all,  Jackie

Friday, May 13, 2011

The end is in sight!

The end IS in sight, of our spring fix up project, that is. The floors and based board trim are all in. Most of the painting is finished, and things are starting to find their homes again. I still have to fill in some nail holes in the baseboard, and wash a couple of walls so I can put curtains back up. But hopefully I will be all done in this next week. I haven't felt guilty this week about not being outside because it's mostly been raining.
I have not done a lot of crafting in the last couple weeks. I did start a couple cards for some challanges, but did not finish them in time to enter. I will post them here today anyway. Maybe next week I can try the challanges again.

    This one was for a challange to make an Easter card on one site, and the colors were pink, green and white on another site. I can't remember what challanges, and can't find my notes on them either. Do you think I need to get my mess organized?  Hmmmmmmmmm, someday I hope.
One of the challanges was for Red, turquoise and white. I colored these red poppies soem time ago with Prisma pencils. Then I could not quite decide what to do with them. This color challange came up, and these poppies worked perfectly. I cut the poppies and layers out with my Spellbinders. The top and bottom of the base were embossed with a cuttlebug border. I also added some stickles to the embossed borders. I love how this turned out.

This card was inspired by a card I saw at Michaels. The card front is from a heavy silver paper that comes in big sheets like posterboard. I embossed this with a Craft Concepts embossing folder, then colore the rose and hearts with a Copic marker. The Happy Birthday is cut out with a Sizzix die on my Cuttlebug.
Hope everyone has a great weekend. I am going to be attending a Stampin' Up techique workshop Saturday. Can't wait to see what she has in store for us.
Blessings to all, Jackie