Saturday, May 29, 2010

SSDS Week 42 - Red, White and Blue

Well it's a Red, White and Blue weekend over at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays! We want to see those colors on your creations! Our sponsor is Creations by Penny, and you could win 8 (yes really 8!) digis of your choice! So come on over and check out the rest of the DT's creations and link up your project!

My card has these cute teddy bears from the Stampin' Up set Bear Necessities. I colored them with my copics of course! I just love those copics! The card base is a triangular tri-fold card and you can find the instructions here. I'll show you the inside, but I have to admit the picture doesn't really do it justice!

I also entered this into the following challenges:

Friday, May 21, 2010

SSDS Week 41 - Sketch

Happy Saturday everyone! It has been busy, busy, busy here! I hope everyone is doing well on this fine day! We certainly are at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays! We have a sketch for all you crafters out there to play with:

Let's see what you can do with this one! Pollycraft is sponsoring us this week, with the winner getting 5 digi images of their choice! They have some great digis, so be sure to check them out!

Here's what I made with the sketch. I used Pollycraft image Clover Dancing with Dragonflies. Isn't she just cute?!

I colored her with my copics, and added some glitter to the all the sets of wings. The Believe sentiment and the mushrooms I used on the pink background paper is from a Stampin' Up set called Dreams and Dragons. I also used some patterned paper and ribbon from my stash. I also punched out some dragonflies and popped them up so they could "fly" up the sides!

I also entered this card into the Alphabet Challenge (D is for dragonflies), and Practical Scrapers (patterned paper).

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Keeping Cool

Wow! I have been away from blogland for 3 days and it feels like a lifetime! Things have been very hectic around here with only the promise of more. However, I snuck in a quick cardmaking this morning!

I made this card for 3 challenges: The House that Stamps Built - sketch, Tellen's Place - Beach, and Color Throwdown - use pink pirouette, melon mambo and baja breeze. Well I didn't have baja breeze so I substituted in bermuda bay, and I just love how these colors turned out! The image is from House Mouse called Keeping Cool. Funny, this is all about the hot weather, but looking out the window it is in the 50's and raining here!

I hope everyone enjoys their week and I will hopefully be back on Saturday with another dt project for Stamp, Scrap and Doodle!

Friday, May 14, 2010

SSDS Week 40 - Masculine

Hey everyone! Happy weekend! It's Saturday again and that means it's time for another Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturday DT project! This week we want a masculine project. I know a lot of people have trouble with these, but you should challenge yourself and post with us!

I always seem to have an old standby for making masculine projects. My Stampscapes always seem to call out to me! They make some great scenes and the men in my life seem to enjoy them.

Today I used Old Mill (small), Rocky Peaks, Autumn Bank (left), Autumn Bank (right), and Water Pattern (small). I stamped all of these in Stazon ink onto 2x2 pieces of Stampbord. I colored the image by using the colorbox stylus and some makeup wedges with dye based inks. I love using the Stampbord because later on you can add in highlights by scratching a little bit of the clay off the top! I used that technique on the tops of the rocks, the outline of the waterfall, and on the rocky peaks. I wasn't sure what to do with this scene, so I scouted around for ideas and came up with putting them on a box! I'm not sure what I'm going to use it for yet, but I think it came out rather well!

So don't forget to make a card/project and come play in our masculine theme at SSDS! You could win 3 free images of your choice from our sponsor Fresh Brewed Designs!

I am also entering this into the following challenges:

The House that Stamps Built - Sketch (I'm only missing the diamond!)
Cards for Men - outdoors
Jacksonbelle Tuesday - Clean and Simple
Treehouse Thursday - Masculine
Our Creative Corner - Let's hear it for the boys

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Graduation Celebration!!!

One of my good friends from grade school (ok, ok, I've actually known her since pre-school!) is graduating from medical school in a week, and I wanted to make her a graduation card. I didn't want to make it too girly, because that's just not her. I also didn't want it too cutsie because this is medical school, not high school! Ok, so this is what I made!

The hardest part of this card was making the background paper. I used three different inks and the brayer and heat embossing to get the effect I wanted. First I brayered some light yellow in a couple of spots, leaving some white on the paper. Then I brayered gray over some other areas. Next came the heat embossing. I stamped the graduation cap from Stampin' Up set Sketch an Event in versamark ink and embossed with a clear powder. When that had cooled I brayered a stripe of purple over the center. I think it came out pretty well! :)

I used some dp on the left side, and some coordinating purple and yellow for the card and the mat for the words. The Congrats Graduate sentiment came from a clear stamp starter kit purchased from a dollar store. The Believe sentiment came from another Stampin' Up set called Dreams and Dragons.

I entered this card into these challenges:

Pink Elephant - yellow, dp and buttons
Cupcake Craft - Buttons
Cute Card Thursday - Someone Special

I just want to wish my good friend the best of luck throughout her residency and her whole career! You are awesome! Congratulations!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Springing into May!

It seems spring and butterflies are what is called for this week! Many challenges are looking for these, so I combined that with Cupcake Inspirations picture challenge, and this is what came out!

These are definitely not my colors, so I really felt it was a challenge! My mind just can't see the pink and the orange together as being good, so I literally tried to stitch them together! I used the sketch from the Stamptacular Sunday challenge blog and cut out all my panels (all paper is from Stampin' Up). Then I dug out the sewing machine and stitched them all onto the green cardstock. The stamp is from a Stampin' Up set called Flower of the Month. The rhinestones and flowers are from my stash. The butterfly punch is made by Marvy, and I just love it! I punched them from yellow cardstock, glittered them, and glued down only their bodies so I could pop the wings up.

I entered this card into these challenges:

Cupcake Inspiration #57 - picture inspiration
The Crafty Pad - any punch
Cowgirl Sunday Challenge - mother's day or spring
Tellen's Place - dragonflies and butterflies
Alphabet Challenge - B is for Butterflies
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Shiny, Sparkly, Special
Sweet Stampin' - Color combo

Friday, May 7, 2010

SSDS Week 38 - Anything BUT a Card

This week at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays we are looking for anything but a card! So get your thinking caps on and link up your ideas! You could win 5 digi images of your choice from our sponsor: The Stamping Boutique!

The DT was given some digis to play with and I chose the Cookie Jar Journal so I could make some labels for my canned goods! Here they are:

I printed the Cookie Jar in two different sizes, colored them with my copics, and attached them with some cord. For the top of the jar I placed some batting on the lid and covered it with some fabric, and screwed down the lid. Voila! Definitely not a card!

I also entered these in the challenge over at Stampin' Royalty!

I hope everyone has a great weekend, and I hope to be back next week with more crafting than last week! Oh well, life is fun.....and busy!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Flowers, Flowers Everywhere

This week is definitely about playing catch up with the house and the yard work. Spring has sprung and there is lots to do! I have managed to get a card out today, but who knows when the next crafty time will come?! Ahhhh!!!!

Here's a close up of the background I made.

So with this card I used Pearl Ex Powders to make a bubbly type background. You can see a tutorial for it here on SplitcoastStampers. This is a very easy technique that makes a LOT of texture and visual interest on your card.

I really liked the gold in the background, so I decided to pair that up with more gold and some black to show it off. I heat embossed the large flower from the Stampin' Up set Doodle This in gold on black paper three times. I cut out two of the images and left the third sitting on a square of the black. I used my crop-o-dile to put large sized eyelets through the center of the flowers and then arranged them how I liked on the pearl ex background. I really love the effect of the textured background with the black and gold.

I hope you enjoyed this post and come back soon for more!

I entered this card into the following challenges:

Tellen's Place - Flowers
Charisma Cardz - Girly with flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Make your own element (designer paper)
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Cats on a Fence - SSDS #38

It is week #38 at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays, and we'd like you to show us your easel cards! There are many tutorials out there in blogland, so if you 've never tried them now is the time! Come link up your card and you could win 3 digis of your choice from our wonderful sponsor Digi Stamp Characters!

Heather also gave the dt some digis to play with and I used these adorable cats!

I colored the cats with my copics, and then cut them out. I used the Labels 8 Nestabilities to make the easel card out of black paper, and I also used them to make the mats. The background behind the cats was brayered with Soft Sky and Old Olive ink. I used Wild Wasabi for the bottom mat. I also used the Big Shot to cut the fence with a Sizzix die. I adhered the fence to the green mat and folded the bottom of it so it would hold the easel card in the right position. The cats were adhered last with pop dots so the fence would go under them.

Don't forget to come and join us at SSDS to play along!

I also entered this card into these challenges:

Alphabet Challenge - A is for Animals
Daring Cardmakers - easel card
Cupcake Craft - Don't be square
Creative Inspirations - Easel Cards
Stampin' Royalty - use your punches
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Shaped Cards