Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sweet Shop Christmas

I have a couple more Christmas cards for the EKTC Auction basket. Can't wait to see what the rest of my craft group comes up with. It's always interesting how our individual styles pop out. Mix a bunch of our cards together and you can usually tell who made each card.

The first card is another one using the Bo Bunny Winter Joy-Brrr DP. I so love the non-tradional colors of this for making Christmas Cards.

  I'm using the sketch from The Sweet Stop Skctch challange 119. Simple and pretty!  The sentiment is from Flourishes Classic Christmas-It's one stamp I stamped in halfs and heat embossed. They are cut using Spellbinders Labels Small and large sets. The little charms were a gift from a friend last winter-I finally am using some! The ribbon is from a friend's wedding a couple weeks ago-it was tied around the bulletin, and of course being a crafter I had to keep it and repurpose it. I also added some litte star rhinestones to the center of 2 of the snowflakes on the DP.

This card is really quite simple. I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations TAll trees embossing folder on the green cardstock (EK Color sense-Spruce) and a sizzix snowflake embossing folder on the white cardstock. The ribbon is some Christmas gift wrap ribbon. I added some Stickles to the trees and snowflakes (I thought it was stardust-it wasn't-it's more gold. Oh, well, it's still pretty). I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with gold EP. I then punched it out with SU oval punch, and SU scalloped oval for the burgundy mat. I added some recollections clear rhinestones to the center of the snowflakes. Then I sprizted the whole thing with Glimmer Mist-Glacier.
Thanks for looking.  Leave a comment if you would.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Winter Joy

Good Saturday morning. Sun is shining bright, still no rain, and I am working on some Christmas cards! Our North Wisconsin LC-MS church district's Bible Camp (Camp Luther) has a program called 'Every Kid to Camp', which is a type of 'scholorship' to help send kids who have never been to camp before and would like to attend. Every fall they hold a silent auction to help raise money for the EKTC fund. Our craft ladies decided we would send a basket with 25 handmade Christmas cards for the auction. And The Timeless Tuesday Challenge over at Flourishes was to make a Christmas Card/project. So here is my first card for our  basket.

When I dug out my Christmas papers and stuff this snowflake strip left from last year's projects was on the top of the box, and the DP was right under it. This DP is so pretty on it's own that I really didn't have to add much to make it stand out. I love how it turned out.
I punched the border on the snowflake strip & layered it on some lavender cardstock. I used a border strip over the seam where the DP and cardstock meet. I added some green rhinestones to the center of the snowflakes, and to the purple tree as well. The sentiment is stamped with Versamark and Amethyst EP, and heat embossed. I used a spellbinder die to cut and mat the sentiment on the outside, and popped it up with foam dots, and for the verse inside. On the inside I  used some of the DP and cardstock to highlight the sentiment, and set it at an angle. Hope you like it!

Papers: Bo Bunny Winter Joy-Brrrrrrrrr DP, Bazzil cardstock
Stamps: Flourishes Christmas Classics on front, ODBD Christmas Blessings on inside
Embellishements: BG Green rhinestones; K&Co.Yuletide border strip,
Ink: VersaMark; Dew Drop Brilliance Pearlescent Lavender, Cleartops Purple embossing powder
Tools: Martha Stewart snowflake and layered arches punches, scoreboard & paper cutter; Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles and Flower Bouquet, 3M foam dots

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A little Birdie for you

I'm sitting here wishing it would rain. The weather has cooled down considerably from what it was last week, but it is so dry and we really need rain so we don't have to water our gardens. It really looked like we were going to get something other than the sprinkle we got earlier in the day. (Looked like rain so I stayed inside and worked on organizing my 'craft room' [also known as a quarter of our basement:)])

Here is a card i made for the Stamping 411Sketch Challenge 213-Stampin up products only.  
 I used Old Olive for the base and embossed it with the Elegant  lines embossing folder. The DP is from a retired set-I think it was called cottage garden. I love the rich color of the Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry together. It's a bit hard to see here, but I used the scallop trim border punch on a piece of Rich Razzleberry and added a piece of the DP to the middle of that. The stamped image is from "Just Believe" set. It's stamped in Old Olive on very vanilla CS and I hand cut it out, layered it on some Rich Razzleberry CS and cut it again by hand.   I cut the bird out of some more of the DPfrom the pack with the Bird punch. I added some Orchid Opulence ink to the edges of the bird and attached it with dimensionals. I added 3 little white pearls to the lower left corner. It's hard to see here, but I added some sparkle to the flowers on the stamped image and on the DP with a VersaMark pen and SU Iridescent Ice embossing powder.
Blessings to all.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Butterfly thank you

Hi again, I can't believe I have another post for today. I didn't accomplish half of what I had planned because I ended up with my 2 young grandsons (2 & 'almost' 6) most of the day. They are fun to have but they do keep Grandma hopping.
Anyway, this card is for the Paper Pal Arts  PPA103-Sketch Challenge , and challange was to use ANY brand of products to create your card or papercraft project. Here is the sketch....


And here is the card I made, last night, by the way. The DP is from a  new DCWVstack - Green Tea- I just got on clearance at Michael. (Love the papers in this pack-they are all in these green and blues, with some tans and yellows thrown in. ) The butterfly is a rub on from 'Me and My Big Ideas" that I've had in my stash for some time. They coordinate beautifully with this paper. I distressed the edges of the image panel with my scissors, and matted it on green Bazzil cardstock. The sentiment is stamped with Dewdrop Brillance-Thyme; sentiment and mat cut with Spellbinders Classid scalloped Ovals. The little flourishes I stamped with some chalk inks. I added 3 green rhinestones and some straight silver border stickers.

You're tea-riffic

A quick post today. Loads of things to do now that it has cooled down here. Some garden stuff that I need to do, laundry, dusting, know, the usual stuff you really don't feel like doing when the temp is in the 90s. Can't put it off now that it's only in the 60s (ahhhhhhhhhh, feels so good!).

Here is card (#2) I made  for the CR84FN34 challenge-to use pink, dark pink and yellow. Using the same DP as I did for the first card, I used the sketch from StampTV-Mix-it-up Monday challenge. The DP is K & Company - Watercolor pad (lots of pretty papers in this pack). The image stamp is from a Penny Black Clear stamp set - Have a Micey-Nice Day. I love these little mice.  I stamped it with Staz-on Black on Bazzil Simply Smooth white cardstock and colored it with Prisma Colored pencils using the Gamasol technique. I used Pebbles Chalk-Earthtones- to distress around the edges and for the shadow under the cup. I used some gold Stickles on the flowers on the cup, and Stardust Stickles on some of the flowers and leaves on the DP. I stamped the sentiment and and the corner flourishes with VersaMark and used Stampendous Gold embossing powder. The focal image I cut with Spellbinders Octagons and the mats I cut from pink and green Bazzil cardstock with the Spellbinders Scalloped Octagons, and popped it all up with SU dimensional foam dots.
Off to fold laundry, make beds, unload the dishwasher, put down know, the usual daily routine. Hope you have a nice day.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Roses, roses

Another card today. This is for the CR84FN34 color challange-Yellow, pink, bright pink. 
 It is also for the Crazy for Challanges C4C96 - to create a joy fold card. It's been quite a while since I made on of these. I should use it more often, I really like it.
 The DP is from K and Company-Watercolor Bouquet, as is the little butterfly sticker. The cardstock is from a DCWV summer stack. I choose to use the rose already on one of the sheets of DP as my main focal image. This paper is soooo pretty (as are all the papers in this pad). These pictures really don't do it justice. I stamped the sentiment and verse with versamark and used Stampendous detail gold embossing powder and heat embossed it. I fussy cut one of the flower clusters from the one of the scraps and added it to the inside flap. The inside sentiment stamp is from Cloud 9 birthday sentiments set. I think the Happy Birthday is a Verve stamp.  I added some bright pink mulberry paper behind the front image, and a small metal corner and photo holder to keep the card closed.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Summer time challange

It's hot and sticky here in Michigan's Upper Peninsula-I mean REALLY HOT for up here. In the mid to upper 90s and so humid. So I'm staying in my air conditioned house and playing with my papers.
This card is for the Paper Pal Arts (PPA102) Summer time and the liven is easy challange-to use any brand of products for your project. Because it's too hot to think to much :), I'm keeping it on the simple side here. I thought roses really bring to mind summer. The background mat (pink) paper is from a DCWV summer stack. The DP is My Minds Eye 'Lost & Found-Market Street' 6 x 6 pad that I just received from Scrap Ace (the daily deal was 4 MME Lost and found 6 x 6 pads-I absolutely love them! Great size prints for cards & beautiful prints). The focal image is a Martha Stewart peg stamp (lots of great little flowers & pots in that set), stamped with MS inks from the set. The sentiment is from SU Crosses of Hope set. The rhinestones are Recollections from Michaels. Anyone who knows me knows I always have to have a little sparkle-so I've added stickles to all the flowers on the background, as well as to the stamped image... I know it doesn't show up too well here, but it adds just the right touch to the card. It's a very simple any occasion card, but oh so pretty. I also stamped a couple roses on the inside of the card.  Try to stay cool everyone!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Summer theme card-Crazy4challenges 95

I made this card for the C4C95, which was to make a summer theme card. The stamped image is colored with Prisma colored pencils and gamasol techenique. The border is a Spellbinders die, and I cut the little butterfly out wiht the SU butterfly embosslit. The purple embossed bottom layer is from a pad I picked up a couple of years back (no cover-don't know what brand it is) and just unearthed in my craft room again. I'll have to use it more often! I added some purple recelections rhinestones to the border and some stickles to the flowers on the posts.

Copy Cat Challange -FLLCJUL02

This is for the Flourishes 'Noon Time Challange". The challagne was to CASE a card by one of the design team members.  Here is the card by Heather Jenson that I CASEd. Her blog is here :
Thanks Heather for the inspiration!
And here is the card I made. The image is from Flourishes 'A Year in Flowers 2' set-Tiger Lily. The DP (except the brown stripe background which is from my scrap box), the cardstock and ribbon are  SU. I colored the image with Prisma colored pencil-the Gamasol technique. The scallop border is a Martha Stewart punch, and the Image and backing, were cut with spellbinders circles and petite scalloped circles.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mimosa on fence

I made this for the Create 4 Fun challange. I used this new Bildmalarna stamp-Mimosa on fence- for the image. Colores for the challange were red, pink and neutral (white here). I colored the image with Copic markers, and then clear embossed the flower Pot and the watering can. I added some little stickers for buttons on here shirt. then I cut her out with an oval Spellbinders and edged the oval with red stickles, as well as some stickles on the flowers, and the borders were done with a martha Stewart punch.The DP are from My Minds Eye,  I added a couple little layered butterflies. The image is popped up with foam dots, and then I inserted a spellbinders tag I cut i half for the accent. Ovarall I think she turned out okay!