Sunday, May 29, 2011

Dream Valley Challenge #8 - Stamp Something

This week at Dream Valley the challenge is to STAMP SOMETHING!  Yup that's it, but be sure that you are using a RUBBER stamp.  

Our sponsors this week are PaperMaze and Funky Kits!  Make sure you stop by their sites and get some shopping in!  Let's get inky!

For my card I have brayered a background on white paper using yellow, orange and olive green ink.  On top of that I have used all Stampscapes stamps.  Stamps used are:  Cabin with Fence, Old Fence, Sedge Filler.  I also distressed the edges of the image panel and the orange panel and rubbed the distressed edges with black ink.  I tried to curl the edges to give it that aged photo look, but it probably would have looked more authentic if I had used browns!  Oh well!

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Secret Crafter Saturdays - Clean and Simple
Charisma Cardz - Boy oh Boy
Paper Romance - Distressing
Some Odd Girl - Make a scene

Come join us at Dream Valley!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

ABC Challenge - U is for Unusual Fold

This week Team B at ABC Challenge would like you to use an unusual fold on your card or project.  We are sponsored this week by Whiff of Joy:  

They are donating this adorable stamp:

For my card I have made a Pentagon Petal Card using the template that I found here.  

I traced and cut out two of the shapes using white paper.  The stamps come from a Stampin Up set called Sparkling Summer.  The outside I stamped the popsicle over and over with Momento Tuxedo Black.  I colored them in with my copics.  Because the copics showed through I made the inside on the other cut out and then taped them together.  On the inside I sponged blues and browns to make a beach scene and stamped the chair over it.  Colored the chair in with my copics and sponged a bit more blue on the petals.  The copics I used were:  R46, YR04, YG03, E11

I can't wait to see what unusual fold you show us at ABC!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

One Layer Embossing

Hi there!  It's been a rainy start to the week so here I am with a quick post with something I whipped up yesterday.  It is a one layer card that I have made for the challenge at Less Is More.  The challenge is to use embossing on a one layer card.  I have heat embossed all of the black.  I am also entering into the challenge at Crafty Cardmakers for embossing.

I also used the challenge from The Crazy Challenge to make it pink and green.  This is made using pretty much all Stampin' Up products except for the ribbon.  This was my first time making a pleated ribbon, but I like how it turned out.  I made the rose from the same pink ribbon to coordinate.

Have a great day!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Dream Valley Challenge #7 - Old and New

I'm sorry I have been missing from blogland so much in the past two weeks, but here's a picture of something that has been taking up lots of time these days:

Yes both of my children are playing baseball/t-ball right now, and between that and yard work I haven't had much time to create!  I hear blogger had a bit of a vacation too though!

Ok, the challenge at Dream Valley this week is to use both new and old items on/in your creation!  Please don't forget to link to the challenge and name what is old/new on your projects!

Our sponsor this week is Digi's With Attitude.  We were given some new digi's to play with.  I have used Disco Tween:

Here is the whole card:

My new items are the Disco Tween digi from Digi's With Attitude and my new pearls from Close to My Heart.  The old items are the papers I had in my scrap box and ribbon that I wasn't ever sure what to put with it!  Guess I found the right stamp for it!  I have also distressed the paper edges and used direct to paper technique with my Close to Cocoa ink pad from Stampin' Up.  The copics that I have used for this project are:  B00, C1, E00, E11, E18, E35, R29, R24, R22

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Mojo Monday - sketch
Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle - use old supplies
Stamp Something - anything goes
Craft Us Crazy - Favorite Embellishment/something new

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

ABC Challenge - T is for Two Images

This week at ABC Challenge Team B is challenging you to use two images!  You can use them any way you want, but there has to be at least two!  Our sponsor this week is Wild Rose Studio:

They are donating this lovely stamp:

Isn't he cute?

I seem to be in the circle easel card mood, because I've made another!  I have used my Stampscapes stamps and colored them with my copics.  I was very impressed how well the copics worked with my scene as I had never used them together before!

Here's a picture of it all opened up so that you can see both panels:

Here are the copics I used:

Here are the rest of the supplies:

Stamps:  all from Stampscapes:  Sedge Filler, sentiment, Altocumulus Cloud, Pond, Old Fence
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Going Gray
Paper:  White and black from Stampin Up
Supplies:  big shot, circle and scallop circle nestabilities

I am entering this into the following challenges:

iCopic Lover - Make grass
Cards for Men - circles
The Crazy Challenge #65 - cards for men

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Dream Valley Challenge #6 - Flowers

Hello and happy Sunday to all of you!  It has been a beautiful weekend here in New Hampshire.  The rain of last week was gone and we had lots of sunshine and you know what that means don't you?   The flowers are blooming.........which brings us to our challenge this week at Dream Valley Challenges:  FLOWERS!   Ha!  How's that for a segue?!  I know, it's pretty bad when you crack yourself up huh?

Right!!  Our sponsor for this challenge is One Stop Card Crafts and they have donated this:

For my card I have created my very first round easel card!  It was so easy after I read this tutorial here.  Thanks Beate!

Stamp:  sentiment from Stampscapes
Die Cuts:  circle and scallop circle nestabilities
Punches:  all from Punch Bunch
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Bashful Blue from Stampin' Up

I'm entering this into these challenges:

Charisma Cardz - April showers/May Flowers
Craft us Crazy - mom's/flowers
Do You Stack Up - make it pop 3D
Little Miss Muffet - Die Cut/ punches
Sweet Stampin' - try something new

Have a great week everyone and don't forget to show us your FLOWERS at DREAM VALLEY!