Sunday, October 30, 2011

Papertrey Ink ~ Make It Monday #38 Brayer Techniques Challenge

I've been wanting to play along with Papertrey Ink's challenges...but didn't have any of their products...Until now!! I was able to play along this week!!

Here is the card I made for the Brayer Techniques challenge...sorry for the bad was after dark when I took the pic and the lighting was bad!!:

and a close-up:

I haven't played with my brayer for along time...I really enjoyed making this card...

My card base is Gina K Designs cardstock...I embossed a piece of white cardstock with an embossing folder and then used a brayer and ink to add color...I cut part of the front away on both of the card base and the embossed piece...I used a piece of vellum and made a window...This took a few tries to get it just right...but it was worth the extra effort!!...I used a glitter pen to add glitter to the white swirls on the cardstock...and tied some blue Tulle around the card front...

Using the Flower Fusion #1 Stamp set from PTI...I stamped one of the flowers and the stem six times...I used the Flower Fusion #1 die to cut out the flowers...and cut the stems out by hand...The stems were glued together back to back...and attached to one set of the flowers...I used pop dots to layer the flowers together...a Quickie Glue pen was used to add MS glitter to the centers of the flowers...I added a strip of score tape to the top and bottom of the vellum piece...and attached the flowers and stems the back side of the front of the card...

The sentiment is from Unity Stamps...and I thought I was finished with the card...I didn't like the way the flowers looked through the vellum...and the glitter on the center flower wasn't completely dry and smooshed onto the I decided to add Brads to the center of the flowers on the it's done!!...I think!!!...LOL!!

Have a great night!!


Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything Goes Challenge

The card I made for this challenge is one I haven't tried before...a long skinny card!!...I was a little intimidated at first...but thought...just go for it!!...if you don't like can always cut it down!! I went for it...and here is what I came up with!!...{and yes...I do talk to myself...out loud...and way too much...LOL}

and a close-up:

Aren't those flowers beautiful??!! can get them here I chose to print them and then cut them out by hand!!...I have three different cutting machines...and still cut most everything by hand!!...I love flowers and just had to try these!!...I made three different flowers instead of one large one like Mel shows on her site...I stamped each flower with Versa mark ink and then used a different stamp for each one...heat embossed...and colored with different Distress Inks...I then took a black Copic and edged each one...curled the edges...added a brad and some micro beads...and voila...three beautiful flowers for my card!!

The base of my card is from Papertrey Ink...This is the first card I made using this cardstock...and I have to say I LOVE it!!...I love the weight of it...It holds up really well to the other papers and embellies on the card!!

I used a piece of Gina K Designs cardstock and a background stamp from Stampin' up...I stamped with Weathered Wood Distress Ink...and then added some glimmer spray that I made...the glimmery-ness on the card doesn't show in the photo....but it really shimmers!!....I used a Fiskar's border punch on the bottom edge....added some ribbon...also from PTI....and adhered to my card base...

The sentiment is from Studio G...I stamped it with some Color Box ink...I cut the words "dare" and "to" out and then used a small circle punch to punch the individual letters out for the word "Dream"...inked the edges with black ink...and adhered to ribbon with pop dots...

I even made an envelope to match...scalloped edge and all!!

Thanks for looking!!

Have a Great Day!!!


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Lily Pad Cards ~ Simon Says Stamps Texture Challenge

Here is the card I made:

and a close-up:

I made this card for a dear friend of ours!!...She is one of those women that you NEVER see without make-up...and she LOVES to rock her blue eye shadow!!

The card base is from Hero Arts...I ran a piece of Core'dinations cardstock through my die cut machine with an embossing folder...I sanded it so that the blue from underneath showed through...I layered that on top of another piece of the Core'dinations with the blue side facing up...I used a Fiskar's border punch to punch the flowers...I attached the flower border onto the blue cardstock and then sprayed it with Leather Glimmer mist...

The hearts in the corners is a corner punch...I have used it so much that it is actually broken...I just can't throw it away!!...I just have to carefully place the cardstock in it so that I can still use it!!

The oval doily shape is something that I bought...I can't remember who makes it...I'm pretty sure I purchased it at Simon Says Stamps...I used Faded Jeans and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks for the color on it and stamps "Hugs" with Versa Mark Ink and embossed it with white embossing powder...the sentiment is from Hero Arts...

The ribbon, bling and straight pins are from my stash!

Have a great night!!


Thursday, October 20, 2011


Here are the cards I made for this round:

The first card I made I used the awesome turkey image by  Sew Many Cards

and a close-up:

That turkey is just too cute!!

I used Kraft cardstock for the base...the patterned paper is from DCWV...I colored the turkey image with copics...the little things that look like dew drops...I made using a hot glue gun...and then colored them with Copics...I tried coloring them by putting them in a little baggie and then adding alcohol ink refills...but the colors weren't very I colored the backs using Copics....I added glossy accents to the hat and boots...the buckle on the hat was cut out of "metal" paper and then attached to a little piece of ribbon...I also added glossy accents to the pie pan...I wrapped some baker's twine around the card and tied a bow on the left side...

Here is the second card I made:

and a close-up:

This image is from Digis by Phooka  and also too cute!!

I was only going to add glitter to the hat...but I just couldn't resist glittering the whole thing!!...and I just love those googly eyes...all of the glitter except for the white on the hat is from Martha Stewart...the patterned paper and ribbon are from a CardMaker's kit...I had so much fun making this card, I might have to print the image again and see what else I can do with it!!

That's it for today!...I have a couple more calendars that I need to finish!

Have a great night!!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

CDAC Progressive Challenge #4

Here is the card I made for the fourth challenge:

and a close-up:

This beautiful image is from Daisy Doodles Digital Stamps...I just had to use this image!!...I cut the inside pieces out to make it look kind of like a snowflake...I used smooches to color in the design and then added some glitter...I also added a glittered brad to the center...I used a black marker to  go around the edges...I think that helped to make it pop!!....the sentiment is stamped with white ink and embossed with white embossing powder...I added bling to the sentiment panel and on the top corners of the card...

Well that's it for today...The Tigers are playing and we're hoping for a win!!

Have a great evening!!


Friday, October 7, 2011

2012 Calendars

I have been busy making calendars for next year!!...I just love making these little things!!...there are so many different ways to make them...different shapes...colors...embellies!!...etc!!...

Here is the first one I finished:

and here are a couple of the inner pages:

I have a big tin full of old buttons...and I hoard them...LOL!!...don't tell anyone!!...I did use some on this calendar!!...I really like the flower button in the above photo!!...I think that the cardstock used on this calendar are from DCWV...I used one of the new Nellie Snellen dies for the base...I made the calendar using Microsoft excel...I laid one calendar everything like I wanted...and then copied and pasted several times in the same all I have to do is open the the font I want to use on each calendar and then send to printer!...Easy...Peasy!!

and the second one I have to share:

and a couple of inner pages:

The base of this calendar is Bazzill...the pattern paper is from the Paper Studio...the edges were inked with Copics...I used Nesties to cut the shape...The flowers are Prima...I colored the blue, green and purple ones to match the calendar...the brads and ribbons are from my stash...I used stickles on the brads...and a glitter pen on the flowers to add a little sparkle!!

That's it for today!!...Have a great night!!


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Lily Pad Cards ~ Simon Says Stamps Bling Challenge

I made this card for the Lily Pad Cards ~ Simon Says Stamps Bling Challenge All you have to do is use some bling on your card...That's the only restriction!!....You should go check it out!!

Here is my card!!...another Christmas Card!!...

and a close-up:

Isn't that Santa the cutest!! sweetie found this stamp when we shopping at Pat Catan's over in Ohio!!...the stamp was $'s that for a sale!!

I decided to go with non-traditional colors...I get tired of looking at red and green after a bit!!...I colored Santa with Copics...I added some "chunky" glitter to the trim of Santa's coat, pants and hat...I also added some glossy accents to his belt and boots to give it that patent leather shine!...I have had some "metal" papers laying around for a LONG time...I decided to make the belt buckle out of some...I turned the stamp over and laid the metal paper over it...I used a stylus to trace the shape of the buckle and then cut it out!! isn't perfect...but it gave me the desired affect I was going for!!...I also added a clear dew drop to the ball of Santa's hat!!...I think he turned out super cute!!

The NOEL letters are from another $1.43 stamp that my sweetie found!!....He's the greatest!!...I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped on white cardstock...I colored the letters with Copics and then cut them out...It doesn't show well in the picture...but I backed the opening in the letters with green glittered cardstock...

The paper is from Basic Grey and the ribbon, jingle bells and snowflake are from my stash...

That's it for now!!...Have a Great evening!!