Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Cowgirl Tilda

My seven year-old son had an idea......He decided to give me a recipe and see what I came up with. Isn't he the greatest! :)

He wanted my card to have Tilda sitting on a circle:

Cowboy boots in the bottom right corner:

and to have pink on it, so here's the finished product!

I used Cherry Tilda, a Stampin' Up set called Wanted to emboss the background images, and some clip art cowboy boots I Googled! I brayered over the embossed backgrounds in pink for the wanted panel and green for the paisley panel. Then I cut out the circle using my nestabilities circles. The last thing I did for the panels was to distress the edges and rub dark brown ink over them. Tilda and the cowboy boots were colored with my copics and attached with pop dots for the 3D effect.

My son was extra tickled that I could find some challenges to enter it into, but said it would have looked better with a pink and gray color scheme! Kids! Gotta love 'em! Here's the challenges:

Kaboodle Doodles - Embossing
A Spoonful of Sugar - 3D Something
Fab N Funky - no DP
Crafty Creations - Make your own paper backgrounds

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Smell the Flowers!

The Sweet Stop has a great sketch to play with this week, and I see many of the challenges want flowers, so this is a combination of some great challenges!

Here's a close up of the image, isn't it great!?

I used a House Mouse image called Butterfliers. The sentiment is from House Mouse as well. I stamped both of these with black ink on white cardstock, and colored the image with my copics. For the background I brayered Soft Sky on white cardstock. Then I used some of my scraps to make panels to match the colors on the House Mouse image. The flowers are Flora Doodles.

I entered this card into the following challenges:

Our Creative Corner - Blooming Blossoms
House Mouse Monday - Flower Power
Kitchen Sink Challenge - Hip to be Square
Creative Card Crew - April Showers Bring May Flowers

I hope everyone had a great start to the week! Enjoy spring!

Friday, April 23, 2010

SSDS Week 37 - Girly

CALLING ALL SATURDAY CRAFTERS, CALLING ALL SATURDAY CRAFTERS. We are looking for YOU! to join us at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday's challenge. This week we are looking for something girly. That's right, a really broad category, so link up your submission today and you could be in the running for these:

From our lovely sponsor Sweet Pea Stamps:

For the challenge I didn't have any Sweet Pea stamps, so I made a card using Amber Ink's Gotta Have It Girl!
I colored her with my copics and paper pieced her bags. I seemed to have a bit of a problem with her hair where it crosses her arm. I guess I will have to invest in the correct paper to use with my new copics! Lucky for me you can't really see it on the card, just the blow up of the image! lol

So here's the card:

I also entered it into the following challenges:

Mojo Monday - sketch
Sew Many Cards - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting my blog, and don't forget to come play at SSDS!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Red, White and Blue Horses

I saw this card in Michelle Zindorf's tutorials, and I had to try it out! It is a quick and easy card using the direct to paper technique.

First I heat embossed the stars in the upper left hand corner using clear embossing powder. Then I used the direct to paper technique with my Creamy Caramel all over the card except the embossed corner. On the embossed corner I used Not Quite Navy Ink. The last color to go on was the Ruby Red, and I just used the corner of that pad to smear on some stripes. The stamp is from a set I dug up from my mother-in-laws stash that I wanted to try out! It is from Stampin' Up's set Wanted. I used black ink and stamping off to get the running horses on the flag. I used my distressor tool and distressed the edges of the flag and rubbed the Not Quite Navy ink over the distressed edges. Then I just backed it on white paper and that's it! Quick and easy card, and really bright bold colors!

I entered this card into the following challenges:

Fab N Funky - Get it all out
Crafty Creations - Distressing
Tellen's Place - Ink Distressing

Monday, April 19, 2010

Stitches and Sparkles

This is a card I whipped out after I bought my new Copics! Yes, I broke down and bought some! I have 24 now, and I can see where they are an addiction! I need more! lol

So I colored this butterfly from the Stampin' Up set Winged Things with my Copics. I added some glitter to all the yellow parts on the wings. On the background I heat embossed the flourish from Stampin' Up set Doodle This, one of my all time favorite sets. After heat embossing I brayered it with a light yellow ink. I added the blue panels and then used my sewing machine to stitch the edges of them, popped up the image on the front, added some orange rhinestones from my stash and voila! A stitchy, sparkly card!

I added this card to the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - In stitches
ABC Challenge - S is for Sparkle
Crafty Pad - Stitching
Paper Sundaes - No People

I hope everyone enjoys their day! I will be visiting with friends and family today! Happy April Vacation!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

SSDS - Buttons, Bows & Bling

This week over at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays we of the DT are searching for a recipe. Do you have Buttons, bows and bling? Then we want you! Hop on over to the blog, check out the other DT samples, link up your creation, and who knows? You may win 5 images of your choice from our sponsor Sew Many Cards!

So I was thinking we'd see lots of girly card, so I wanted to counterbalance that with a boys card inspired by big boys and their toys! (My husband at the tractor pulls!)

Here's the inspiration!

And here's the card!

The tractor is from a Stampin' Up set called Tractor Time, and the wheat is from another Stampin' Up set called Autumn Days. I used kraft colored paper and the red patterned paper is from a Sizzix mini paper set. The buttons are on the tires, the bows are on the bundles of wheat, and the bling is my aluminum foil embossed with the diamond plate Cuttlebug folder!

I also entered this card into the following challenges:

Little Red Wagon - dry embossing
Cute Card Thursday - Touchy Feely

Don't forget to head over to the SSDS Blog and link your card. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Road to Magic

I was working from another one of my "recipes." Sketch and Stash had a great sketch here. and Incy Wincy Designs was looking for something magical. I based my design on those, but also added in some other challenges (see the end of the post). With the sketch I sort of rotated it, but it's still there!

The dp is from a pack called The Whimsy Stack. I cut out the shape from the Nestabilities Labels 8 and brayered light blue on the top and green on the bottom, and then stamped the Curvilinear Road from Stampscapes. The next step was to stamp the fairy tale castle from Great Impressions on white cardstock and cut it out using the circle Nestabilities die. I adhered the castle to the card with pop dots, and added some ribbon and flowers!

So these are all the challenges I entered into:

Incy Wincy - magical
Design Dollies - Take a Walk in the Park
Papertake Weekly - Cutie Pie
The Crazy Challenge - Don't call me flat

Thanks for checking out my blog! Happy Stamping!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Rainbow Bugs

I seem to work better when I use a recipe! The "recipes" I use are the different blog challenges! Today I used the sketch challenge from Creating Life's Pieces, the colors of the rainbow challenge from The Crafty Pad, and Crazy 4 Challenges challenge to use 1 ribbon, 2 buttons or brads, and 3 different punches.

I was lucky to find all of my cardstock from my scrap box, so I am being frugal! I folded the yellow, and punched the red using the Martha Stewart Stars border punch. I adhered the red and the orange and the green in that order. I then used the Nestabilities Labels 8 die to punch out the image panel and the Stampin' Up oval punch to punch out the sentiment. I stamped both the Dragonfly and the Thankzzz from the Stampin' Up set Cute as a Bug with Staz-On ink onto the white panels. I colored the dragonfly with some pens and used the direct to paper technique with Only Orange ink to both white punches, and then adhered them with pop dots. Last but not least, I added the ribbon to the bottom with 2 orange flower brads from my stash!

I hope you all enjoy today's card, and don't forget to check out these wonderful challenge sites and come up with your own "recipe!"

Friday, April 9, 2010

Under what? Under wear?


This week over at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays we at the DT are looking birthday cards! That's right birthdays! Our sponsor this week is Glitz Design. The lucky winner will receive a paper pack! Please come and play with us this week.

As it is almost my brother's birthday I figured I should get busy on his card. Most people have trouble with male cards, but I had seen a bikini card template, (you can find it here) and was just looking for the chance to use it! The Glitz paper that was sent to the DT was almost tailor made for it!

So here's the front...

And the back....

And the inside!

Funny isn't it? My husband has come up with a few choice sayings to put with it.....I think you can imagine. Maybe I will let him add them later! lol

I also entered this card into the following challenges:

A Spoonful of Sugar - one for the boys
Tellen's Place - all about you (anything goes)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Flowers, Buttons...and Sewing?

Well everyone, I've gone and done it. I dug out the sewing machine so I could sew a card. I've been putting this off even though I have admired other peoples' sewn creations from afar. Now I'm afraid I'm hooked. This first attempt has a few slipped stitches, but I'm sure with more practice I will be much better at it!

I used a designer paper from Webster's Pages called Your Life Beautiful, confetti cream cardstock, and an olive green strip from my scrap box. I put the "scene" through the Big Shot with the scalloped circle Nestabilities. I then brayered the sky and the ground before stamping the stems and adding the flower buttons. Before I attached the flower scene I did a straight stitch around the dp and a zig-zag stitch to attach the green. All in all, not a bad first try!

I entered this card into the following challenges:

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - bought it, use it (just bought the dp on monday couldn't wait to get at it!)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Stampscapes in Pink

Hello! My Stampscapes told me today that they were very lonely!! :( Poor little things! lol! So I brushed them off and gave them a little love today!

For the stamps I used Lakeside Cabin, Ledge with Brush, Hot Sun, Oak Branch, Crane in Water, and Flock all from Stampscapes. For ink I used Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink, and Groovy Guava from Stampin' Up and Stazon Black. Paper is Stampin Up's Chocolate Chip, Confetti Cream and Glossy White.

I entered the card into the following challenges:

Fab N Funky - Neopolitan

Make sure you check in later in the week....I have a funny card to share on Saturday!

Monday, April 5, 2010

April Showers with Amber Ink

Hello everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your Easter weekend. I know I did. The weather was in the upper 70's, the kids could be outside for the whole day, and we had a great family dinner! Couldn't be better! I guess all those conspired to get me moving today, because I whipped this one out for you after my trip to the crafty store!

This card I made for many different challenges, and I will list them all below after. I really wanted to put a plug in for this great company called Amber Ink. By way of my blogging treks, I heard about their company and that they had some free digis to try out, so I decided to check them out! The images are mega cute, and their service is very fast and personal! I hope everyone can take a look at this great company! Besides I love their slogan "because you're brilliant, not patient!"

So here is the card I made using Amber Ink's Rainy Day Girl:

And here's a close up of the image:

I used my new designer paper by the Paper Loft called Drizzle, Vintage Violet cardstock, some white and black cardstock, twill tape and some rhinestones and buttons.

I entered this card into the following challenges:

Mojo Monday - sketch
Pink Elephant - Nature
Kaboodle Doodle - use a digi girl
Oh la la Creations - April Showers
Raise the Bar - April Showers
One Stitch At A Time - anything goes

Saturday, April 3, 2010

SSDS week 34 - Flights of fancy!

Well it is week 34 over at Stamp Scrap and Doodle Saturdays! The challenge is called Flights of fancy! That means we want you to use anything with wings. I hope you all come over and play with us and have a chance to win an acrylic stamp set from our sponsor 1-2-3 Stitch!

The DT was given some lovely images to play with and I decided to use the hummingbird. I had a bit of trouble with this one, because what do you do with a hummingbird? I could only think of flowers and that was pretty broad, but my hubby helped me along! Thank you! He said where do you normally see the hummingbirds? the feeders! So along those lines here is my card:

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Fab N Funky #17 - Spring is in the air
Little Red Wagon - Rolling into Spring
ABC Challenge - R is for red

I hope everyone comes and participates in our challenge this week! I look forward to seeing all of your creations!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Birthday To Me!

Yes, it is my birthday! No. Really. It is. This is no April Fool's joke! To celebrate I made a cute card with a funny lady!

I used some of my purple scraps and used a dark purple ink direct to paper. I also used my distressing tool around the edges. I colored this image from the Stampin' Up set Wisecracks with gel pens. All in all a fun card and super quick to put together!

I entered this card into the following challenges:

Mojo Monday - sketch
Simon Says Stamp - distressing
Crafty Creations - anything goes

I hope everyone enjoys the day! I know I will!