Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Catching Up. . .

Bringing you up to date on my last couple of weeks...
The first pic is my one only bag/tag book. It's made out of white lunch bags. This is a group photo trying to show the book and all of the tags that go in it and the tags that are in the tags. I don't know how some of the DTs take such great group wasn't easy to get all this in one pic! Anyway, this was my gift to a great friend and fellow crafter - my "Big Sis".

The second pic is my Shepherd Scene Christmas card which I think turned out so COOL! I CASEd a card from the Heartfelt Creations blog and when I find the DT's name I will add it to this post to give her proper credit. I am in love with these Ranger Liquid Pearls Mists! Sunflower Sparkle and Perfect Pearl were used on this card.
(Edited: My inspiration was a card made by Heartfelt Creations DT - Heidi Erickson)
And lastly, is a Thank You card gift set. I had a great group pic for this but my computer hiccuped and poof -  gone! The bird on a branch die is from QuicKutz.
(Edited: found a group pic of this card set.)

Well, there you have my projects from the past 2 weeks. Sorry I don't have a complete supplies list for you I get to creating and forget to write down what I've used. If you have any questions feel free to send me an email request. I'm


Friday, December 16, 2011

the 'Last' Christmas card

The last challenge At Joan's Gardens is to make a "quick" Christmas card. This is quick for me. Ran white card stock thru swirly ef stamped HC trees in the middle. Added a touch of distress inks and some stickles. While that dried cut a sentiment tag. Mounted all onto green card which had been previously cut. Done!
At Joan's Gardens Challenge #14

A quick card, a quick pic and a quick post.

paper- bazzill
die- spellbinders ribbon labels
stamp- HC magnificent spruce trees
other- ranger stickles, t.h. distress inks


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Last One!

Here it is MY LAST CHRISTMAS card for 2011!!!! I think this stamp is adorable. The image was colored with Prisma pencils and I did not use gamsol as I wanted the pencil lines to add texture. The background was embossed with Christmas Ribbons ef using the the Fancy Frames so the center was not embossed. I used red chenille to frame it yet again. There's distress stickles on the trees and stickles on the holly.


paper- bazzill
ef- swirly frame (cuttlebug)
stamp- heartfelt creations (snowy window scene)
other- prisma pencils; ranger stickles (red, patina, star dust, d.i. shabby shutters); red chenille string

Holly Christmas

My next to the last Christmas card for this year. After making so many cards to fill orders my brain was drained, so I've another CASEd card to share with you tonight. These dies are also part of the set that I used to make the Christmas Gate (see below). My inspiration/CASE is a card made by Heidi Erickson/Stamp Shoppe Creations. You can see her card here. She fussy cut her holly AND the swirls! I was lucky to cut the holly leaves without losing a few! lol So I dug around in my dies to find some that would give me the overall appearance of her card. (I see now that I should have embossed the label that's under the holly. oh well 20/20 hindsight. :D) I like the end results and I'm submitting this to

At Joan's Gardens Challenge #13 - Show us your Christmas cards. Anything goes.

paper- bazzill
ef- cuttlebug (christmas ribbons)
stamp- heartfelt creations (elegant holly swirls)
dies- hc bella rose; hc layered swirls; spellbinders label #3
punch- finger leaf
other- liquid pearls; glossy accents; H2O water colors; scor-pal; cutter bee bugs; micron #01 pen; versafine ink

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Gate

I've yet another Christmas card to share with you tonight. This is my CASE of a Glenda Brooks/MagPie's Corner tag that I just love! You can see her tag here. My CASE is a card that opens in the back. I used the Christmas Ribbons e.f. on my white background and cut the top gate portion with the Heartfelt Creations Layered Elegant Swirl die. My wreath is made from T.H.'s Movers & Shaper's Ivy die and the sprigs are from another HC set called Bella Rose. My triple bow is fuzzy yarn and baker's twine. The photo is at an odd angle trying to eliminate shadows from the bow. I am submitting this to:

Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #13 - Show us your Christmas card. Anything goes


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tag #1 Lace Snowflake

submitting to:

Joan's Gardens Challenge #12 - Christmas tags

All three tags were made using parts and pieces left over from other projects or items i was practicing with (vellum flowers for instance). Some of the pieces have been hanging around my work desk for awhile so i do not remember the exact die, ink or ef that was used. Let's just say all supplies are from my stash. LOL

I've made 2 more tags for this challenge. In fact, the very first tag I've ever made is tag #3. please scroll down to see all the goodies.

tag #2 everything but the kitchen sink

submitting to

Joan's Gardens Challenge #12 - Christmas tags

All three tags were made using parts and pieces left over from other projects or items i was practicing with (vellum flowers for instance). Some of the pieces have been hanging around my work desk for awhile so i do not remember the exact die, ink or ef that was used. Let's just say all supplies are from my stash. LOL

tag #3 Village Rose

For my first tag creation i've used tim holtz tag in a tealish green, inked the edge with his new distress ink , embossed the christmas village a leftover piece of white card stock which had been sprayed with ranger's liquid pearl mists, used the new .... distress ink to highlight the village. added a piece of snowflake embossed spruce green card stock under the village. at the top is a bella rose flourish cut from graphic 45 holly paper, a leaf spray with stickles and a vellum rose. (saw selma's blog about vellum flowers and had to try. the only vellum i had has blue baby footprints on it (yuck) but once cut and painted with h2o  (silver & pink) on the back side you can't see the footprints. (yea) a few drops of teal liquid pearls and a teal 1/8" velvet ribbon tie and wa-la my first tag! I am entering this in:

Joan's Gardens Challenge #12 - Christmas tags

All three tags were made using parts and pieces left over from other projects or items i was practicing with (vellum flowers for instance). Some of the pieces have been hanging around my work desk for awhile so i do not remember the exact die, ink or ef that was used. Let's just say all supplies are from my stash. LOL


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cactus anyone?

This is a belated birthday card for a dear friend. The cactus is embossing paste that I made awhile back. It's crackle paste colored with various Brilliance inks. Looks pretty cool I think. The background dp's are bucking broncos and rows of barbed wire. My friend loves southwestern/western motifs so she was thrilled with this card, even tho I am 2 weeks late.

paper-bazzill card stock; dp (creative imaginations, j.q. outdoors scrapbook collection)
ink-brilliance (various colors)
other-dreamweavers (embossing paste, template)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Merry Christmas

I wasn't thrilled with my first version of the galloping horses so I remade it. I've made the card 5.5" x 7" so I could change the layout a bit. I added scenery behind the horses and stamped snowflakes on the outer edge of the base card.  I embossed the green layer in the large snow flakes ef and the horses were embossed with paste. This panel was put through a crimper prior to being cut with a nesties small rectangle die. The greenery behind the poinsettia was sprayed with gold perfect pearl mists to give them some shimmer. The sentiment was cut with a Quikutz die. I then sprayed Perfect Pearl Mists- Pearl over the whole card to give the effect of a snowstorm.  IRL this card real shimmers! To me it's a totally new card so I am submitting to a couple of challenges.

Joan's Gardens #11 -
-Make a card and/or tag using somekind of animal
-Use a die
-Create a winter theme
-Do some kind of embossing

Outlawz Monday Greeting Card GC112811 - Anything Goes

That is the last of my Christmas card orders. Whew, now I have to start on my cards.

paper-bazzill, unknown dp (cream flourish)
dies- spellbinders (lg & sm rectangles, poinsettia); marianne (poinsettias); heartfelt creations (bella rose flourish); quikutz (sentiment); sizzix (leaf spray)
other- ranger perfect pearl mists (pearl, gold); dreamweaver stencils (horse stencil, embossing paste); unknown pine tree & snowflake stamps; crimper; nailheads; floral punch (poinsettia center)


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wise Men...

Here's a Christmas card I did as a special order. I love the way this one turned out. It's difficult to see in the pic but it's all shimmery...the ornament resembles one of the old German hand blown white glass ornaments. Trust me, in person this is gorgeous. My customer was waiting so I had to rush to take the pic with my phone so it's not a sharp as it should be... Well, back to my card orders. Have a good evening!

paper- bazzill card stock; photo paper
stamps- heartfelt creations (wise men ornament)
dies- spellbinders (heirloom ornament 2011)
ink- staz-on; dew drop brilliance; Ranger's alcohol ink
misc- gold cord; cuttlebug ef

Monday, November 7, 2011

Christmas Box

WOW! November already?! Time sure flew by while I've been knee deep in filling Christmas card orders.  I'm taking a little break, while on break I made this box for a challenge. (short break LOL)

This Christmas box is for the challenge over At Joan's Gardens,
the challenge:
■ Use Selma's new technique for creating a box
■ Use a band around the box
■ Use Christmas Paper (Graphic 45 if possible)
■ Decorate the pull off band.

So I followed Selma's technique for making this pizza box so the front edge doesn't show any cut lines. (see above pic) I used Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium paper (same as Selma, didn't realize till I took the pic)  My band is a 1.5" wide crinkled silk ribbon and attached to the ribbon is a Fleur di Lis square with 3 Christmas trees and my greeting. Enjoy.

Also submitted to:
There She Goes Clear Stamps - TGS129 Holiday Projects
I Did It Creations Challenge blog - Challenge #80 Christmas/Winter

paper: graphic 45; bazzill; misc scraps
ribbon: may arts
dies: spellbinders, (fleur di lis squares, banners); marianne (luv these trees!)
ink: memento; t.h. distress
other: stickles; scor-tape; pop dots

Sunday, October 2, 2011

83 and counting...

Finally! got my Christmas card samples done! Yippee!

I was going to do CAS this year but that's just not me. lol  The cardinal card is about as CAS as I can do for a Christmas card. It's just not Christmas without some sparkle and pa-zzaz! So as I moved from one card to the next the pizazz quotient increased. I hope you enjoy them.

Here's a list of the products I've used:
Dies: spellbinders; heartfelt creations; marianne; quikutz
Stamps: pti; hero arts; heartfelt creations; penny black; stampendous; wms
Ink: memento; cat's eye; tsukineko dew drops; t.h. distress ink;
e.f.: provo (cuttlebug); sizzix
Other: bazzill; wood veneer; stickles; metal embossing template; gems, ribbon & baker's twine

Friday, September 23, 2011

96 days...

until Christmas!
Just a quick note to say I've not blogged much as I've been working on my Christmas card samples. Hope to have a big post with them on Sunday. Have a super weekend. For those up north enjoy the Fall weather ours is still 2 months away.

I'll leave you with a snap of "the Girls" having a quiet moment.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Glory to God

Ever have trouble getting those creative juices flowing - try a challenge or two. Works for me every time! This card turned out so nice I'll adapt it for sale. (My apologies for the blurry picture. Had to use my iTouch in order for the ribbon to show up in it's true red form. p.s. the ribbon is made of metallic threads which is difficult to photograph.)

I am entering this card in these challenges:

Papercraft Star - #62 Anything Goes
Joan and Selma Challenges - Challenge #2 -  Create a Christmas Card, emboss a background using Selma's Technique, use striped designer paper, gold emboss your sentiment

Selma's Technique is to ink the flat side of an embossing folder not the raised pattern. Thus when you emboss the card stock the raised pattern remains white or whatever color your card stock is. I used the Holly with Berries e.f. and inked it with Desert Sand. On top of the e.f. I've taped a fancy frame template, which leaves an unembossed area on the card stock, perfect stamping your sentiment. Then I spritzed a bit of Perfect Pearls Mists-Forever Green across the top portion for some shimmer and a bit of contrast. I used 2 QK dies to cut the holly leaves from grunge board. Which had been painted at least 3 times with peeled paint stain, to get a nice dark green when dried. My holly berries are sugared and plain red brads. The senitment embossed in gold is from the Heartfelt Creations' Joyous Noel stamp set. The focal image piece was layered onto tan and green striped dp from GCD Studios' Joyful Peace collection. Then all was mounted to a piece of Prismatic shimmer brown card stock. My card is 5.5" x 5.5", a rare square from me!

Prismatic metallic shimmer brown & Prisma white card stock; GCD Studios dp; Memento ink; Heartfelt Creations sentiment; ef- Cuttlebug; Ranger Stains & Perfect Pearls Mists; Tim Holtz grunge board; Stampendous embossing powder; brads & Fancy Frames (unknown maker); ribbon from my stash.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Embossing x 2

I am submitting this belated birthday card to:

Joan's Gardens Challenge - use 2 embossing folders, 2 die cuts, a sentiment, glitter or pearls
Last But Not Least Challenge - use embossing

Here's what I used to make this card:
- Swiss Dots border folder, Leafy Branch folder (a fav of mine) (*2 embossing folders)
- lightly inked the branch and leaves with Brilliance Pearlescent Thyme
- lightly inked the dots with Brilliance Pearlescent Sunflower Yellow
- attached a piece of white ric rac ribbon to separate the embossing
- used T.H. Tattered Florals to cut Bo Bunny paper into flowers (*1 die cut)
- curled and distressed the petals. glued layers together with Glossy Accents
- added a gem surrounded by copper stickles for my glitter (* glitter)
- attached a banner under the large flower with the sentiment (* 2nd die cut & sentiment)

- cuttlebug/provocraft e.f.; Tsukineko Dew Drop ink; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Tim Holtz Alterations die by Sizzix; Bo Bunny paper; Ranger Stickles & Glossy Accents


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Anniversary too

My second submission to:

Stampin' B's - Make an Anniversary card

Since I needed 2 Anniversary cards I'm entering both of them. Wow! Two cards that aren't distressed in some way or another!

Heartfelt Creations (flower stamp); GKDesigns (sentiment); bazzill cardstock; unknown dp paper; Prisma pencils; peel n stick pearls; Memento Cantaloupe ink; lace from my stash.

Anniversary card

(For those looking for my Last But Not Least challenge card, please click here. Thanks)

Hello, I am submitting this anniversary card to:

Stampin' B's - make an Anniversary card
Outlawz Greetings Challenge - Lace & Pearls GC090511
Papercraft Star Color Challenge #61. We are to use this picture for our color inspiration (see below).
Speedy the Cat's Challenge -use a punch


Heritage Lace (Heartfelt Creations); Fleur De Lis Accents corners & Hearts (Spellbinders); Bazzill cardstock; HCPC3400 Bella Rosebud stamp (Heartfelt Creations); London Fog ink (Memento); Prisma pencils; White Opal  & Baby Blue liquid pearls (Ranger); ribbon (my stash).

Monday, August 29, 2011


Here's a couple of birthday cards I made while my computer was in the shop. 
First up - I just love this Graphic 45 dp and finally came up with a layout that show cases these beautiful birds. Added a few small black eyed susan's and I'm good to go.

More paper that I love. Also from Graphic 45, not sure of the specific series tho. I love the various rectangles set crooked! A lot of fussy cutting on this one. Must have cut 1/2 dozen cherries to get one to match this one's position and at least 3 of the pear & grapes. WHEW! I'll probably add a birthday tag before I send out.

Well, that's all from me today. I'll be back later in the week with some cards for challenges.
Have a great week!

Ooh it's so nice to have a working computer and printer again!

paper- graphic 45 (birds in paradise and unknown wine series); bazzill
ink- memento (tuxedo black); T.H. Distress (tea dye & vintage photo)
dies- spellbinders (lattice rectangles and foliage)
stamp- endless creations (happy birthday script)
other- corner chomper (deco); corner rounder; daisy punch and pearls

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Rough Seas

YEA! I finally have my computer back! My system was infiltrated by a nasty Trojan virus known as "PCSecurity"...took over my whole OS and made a mess of it. Whew! It's good to be back online!

So this altered magnetic picture frame sums up what it's been like around here for the past few weeks. You could also say this frame represents 'guidance' as all of the items guide us in some way; maps, lighthouse, compass, birds and even the anchor. So my sentiment thanks all of those who guide us as we sail through life.

Rough Seas

I was going to submit this to the Joan's Gardens guest designer technique challenge - ah no computer - so here it is anyway. For my take on the faux porcelain technique presented by Sherry Cheever - I dunked the medallions in the melted Utee hoping they would look like aged scrimshaw (carved ivory). The frame was covered with grey acrylic paint then over painted with Rangers Dimensional Pearls and blotched on some paint from an almost dry dabber. The lighthouse was stamped on a T.P. tube that had been coated with gesso. I tore a piece of Tim Holtz' new Kraft Glassine paper crumpling it up to form the rocky base for the lighthouse and added some designer 'dirt'. I used a Copic marker to dye the cording to look like rope. Overall, I'm very pleased with how this turned out. Enjoy.

frame: dollar bin @ Target
Paints: Claudine Hellmuth Gesso; Ranger Dimensional Pearls (denim); Ranger Acrylic Paint Dabber (cloudy blue); Kaiser Color acrylic paint (cool grey)
Stamps: GKD (by the sea); SU (the open sea)
Other: Copics markers; cording (crown royal); Cuttlebug ef (iron works); easy frames; designer dirt (my stash)
Ink: Staz-On (jet black); Memento (danube blue)

Friday, August 5, 2011

PCS #56

My card tonight is based on the inspiration photo below. I'm entering this in a new challenge at Papercraft Star. Check 'em out. They post their challenges weeks in advance so you have time to plan your design. The above card is for their Photo Challenge #56. I really liked the swirly background and thought my dp was a good starting point. Then I picked up the yellows in differing hues with the label and the ribbon.
Papercraft Star - Photo Challenge #56
Inspiration Photo

paper: dp (Quick Quotes' Irresistible); Bazzill (white, black card stock); Bo Bunny (yellow dot)
ink: Memento (tuxedo black)
other: ribbon & matte black gems from my stash

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Bella Rose

Hello, I hope you're having a wonderful day. I was playing over the weekend with my Copics, it's been awhile since I've used them and thought this Bella Rose background stamp would be a good relearning project. I also tried the 'vintage technique' found in the TJ newsletter. I started by stamping the background with Tuxedo Black ink, then inked the edges following the TJ technique with Scattered Straw and Wild Honey distress inks. Coming in from opposite corners with these 2 inks. Then went around the edges with Tea Dye and Vintage Photo distress inks. Once that was done I colored the leaves and posys with Copics. For the main rose, I stamped just that portion again, colored it and  cut it out. Attached the rose with pop dots. In coloring the popped rose I forgot to ink it with the distress Wild Honey ink so it came out brighter than I wanted. Mounted the full image on black then on to a red card base (which had a bit more orange to it when photographed). UGH, I really need to put together a proper light box.
That's all folks! (as Elmer Fudd would say :)

paper: Bazzill black card stock; Basic Grey (June bug); Prisma Smooth (white)
ink: T.H. distress inks (scattered straw, wild honey, vintage photo, tea dye); Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Die: Bella Rose (Heartfelt Creations)
stamp: Bella Rose background (Heartfelt Creations)
Copics: R59, R37, E47, YG63, YG67, RV06, 0
other: Liquid Pearls (pearl, gold); clear bubble tag (unknown maker)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Wood Panel

My second submission to the Stampin' B's

The challenge was to use black, brown and ivory. I just love these colors and before I knew it, I had 3 cards made! I've used a black card base, with dp in brown & black with a floral image stamped on wood veneer panel and the sentiment on an ivory rectangle. Added a few black matt finish gems.

Stampin' B's - #120 Black, Brown & Ivory

paper - black & brown card stock (Bazzill); dp (Jillibean), wood veneer
ink - Cottage Ivy & Rosebud (Memento pens), Tuxedo Black (Memento ink pad)
stamps - Fanciful Florals (GKDesigns)
other - black gems, die (Nesties Deckled Rectangles)


Be of good Courage . . .

Made this for a dear couple having a rough time. I used the GKD Farm Life stamp set and the sentiment is Fanciful Floral also a GKD set. Stamped the images on a piece of wood veneer, lightly colored with Prisma pencils then inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink. Mounted the image on black then on dark brown. Added a few black nail heads and done.
Submitting this to:

Stampin' B's - #120 Use black, brown & ivory

Paper: Bazzill cardstock, oak wood veneer (unknown)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Vintage Photo (T.H. Distress ink)
Stamps: Farm Life; Fanciful Florals, sentiment (GKDesigns)
Other: black nailhead, Prisma Pencils


Sunday, July 17, 2011

A Cheery Challenge

I may have said this before "I love flowers"! And enjoy making them. Today I felt like making 'fussy' flowers, flowers that are a lot of work when you start from scratch. These pinwheels were previously painted with H2O's and punched out. So the assembly went much quicker. Laying the floss stems however. . . that was work! as was, cutting teeny tiny leaves. I'm entering this is several challenges.

Speedy the Cat's Friends - #64 Bright & Cheery (pink, yellow & green)

Stampin' B's - #119 Make a card with Bling

Outlawz Paper a la Mode - July 16th, Use flowers

Ink - Memento and T.H. Distress
Paper - Bazzill and Bo Bunny
Stamps - GinaKDesigns (Botanicals), Hero Arts (Flower Wood Background)
Dies - Nesties Petite Scalloped Circles and Circles
Other - embossing powder, pearls, floss, pinwheel punch, star gems

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Blue Dogwood

I'm back from a quick trip to the Midwest (northern IL & southern WI) to see family. We had beautiful weather sandwiched between their extreme heat and terrible storms!
Good to be home in FL!

My card today is based on challenge to "use stamps" to create a background DP, image & sentiment. So here's my attempt at following the guidelines. I needed a bit of bling so the small dogwood flowers were punched from card stock that was sprayed with Ranger's Perfect Pearls Mists Sunflower Sparkle & Perfect Copper on top of a base of 'direct to paper' distress inks; Tea Dyed, Antique Linen & Dried Marigold. Then I stamped the small flower in Bahama Blue and punched out the flowerettes. Added some pearls and gems - what do you think?

Last But Not Least Challenge -  #LBNL6 - Make a stamped background

Outlawz CAS Sunday - Something Old, Something New & Something Blue

Ink- Memento bahama blue, rich cocoa; Distress Inks, tea dyed, antique linen, dried marigold
Shimmer- Ranger's Perfect Pearls Mists Sunflower Sparkle & Perfect Copper
Stamps - Waltzingmouse Asian Garden & Asian Garden Additions
Misc- pearls, gems, Sakura clear star pen, Bazzill card stock

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July everyone!
This is my first 4th of July card! Hope you like it. I think it could also be a birthday card for someone born on July 4th. The stars were run through the crimper after being stamped with WMS Musical Backgrounds using Distress Inks. The swirl flourish was embossed on the card base with sparkly clear embossing powder but it didn't twinkle enough for me, so I added some Star Dust stickles to everything! Now it sparkles appropriately. Pic doesn't do it justice.

FYI... I will be on vacation for 2 weeks so my next post will be around July 15th.
Have a safe holiday!

Supplies used:
Stamps: Waltzing Mouse Musical Backgrounds and Asian Garden Additions (sentiment); Hero Arts Bold Flourish
Ink: T.H. Distress inks
Paper: Bazzill card stock
Other: Star Dust stickles; Spellbinders Stars dies; various colors of embossing powder (unknown maker)

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sorry . . .

(a pic of an old note card since I had to have a pic for you. lol)

No card to share today, just an apology to anyone who signed up to follow me using the Feedburner link. This link did not work for me as I think I set it up wrong, so, I have switched over to Feedblitz which is used by many of the DTs you're familiar with; iEmbellish, Just Give Me Stamps, and others.
***I've added the new email subscription link to my blog side bar. Signing up through Feedblitz will assure you receive timely notification of new blog posts.
*******a huge THANK YOU to all of my followers!***************

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Friends ARE Forever

I love making flowers! It's too hot in central FL to grow the flowers I love so I make them! By combining techniques, inks & water, you can make some really neat flowers. On this card, I wanted to the give the impression of a just opening bud, a young floret and a matured flower. I also spritzed some Ranger Perfect Pearls Mists-Sunflower Sparkle on the flowers. ( which doesn't show up too well in the pics) Up close they just 'sparkle' with yellow shimmery dots. The background is made using shaving cream and re-inkers. I've included a side view so you can see that the swirly flourish is very dimensional as are the flowers.

Stampin' B's Challenge # 116 - Friendship

Edit: I've altered the above card by changing out the card stock base to a dark navy paper. While the light blue card base was pretty the dark navy enhances the overall look of the card.

Supplies used:
paper - Bo Bunnie Timepiece Collection; Bazzill card stock
dies - Heartfelt Creations Posey Patch & Bella Rose; Spellbinders Scalloped Edge Frames
stamps - GKD Friends Are Forever
ink - Memento Danube Blue
other - clear star gelly roll pen, pearls, micro beads, Ranger Perfect Pearls Mists

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Summer Sailing

This is my first attempt at creating a scene using the techniques shown by Theresa Momber on her blog. I think I did pretty good creating a horizon with a sunset/sunrise. And my paper piecing (for the challenge) - both the lighthouse and the sailboat were fussy cut after coloring with Copics. The frame is made from a cereal box that I inked up then applied a very thick layer of Ranger distress crackle paint then re-inked to age it. I was trying for something that would look like old leather. The framed image was then mounted on a white card that I used the direct to paper technique to give the impression of white-washed wood.
Let me know what you think....

stampTV Mix It Up Monday - Paper Piecing STVMONJM1

Last But Not Least - LBNL #5

Supplies used:
paper - Bazzill card stock, cereal box cardboard
stamps - GKD's By the Sea and Botanicals
ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Tangelo, Cantaloupe, Dandelion & Bahama Blue; T.H. Distress ink Vintage Photo, Tea Dye & Antique Linen
Copics - B29, R46, E35, C-1, C-3 and 0
Other - Prisma pencils, white gel pen, clear star gelly roll pen, ranger distress crackle paint, stick pin from T.H. idea-ology, unknown stamp punch

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Not sure if this qualifies as a CAS, but here goes...
I love this dp! It's basic white with the sentiment written in silver and black flock! My graduation caps are fussy cut and mounted on a deckle rectangle label. The top cap is flat black edged in flock then layered over a black flocked cap. To quote a DT "easy peasy"!

Outlawz Sunday CAS - CAS0619 Graduation/Congrats

paper - Bazzill silver cardstock, unknown Congrats dp, white cardstock
die - nesties deckle rectangles
other - corner notch punch, foam tape

Friday, June 17, 2011

Happy Father's Day

A CAS card for the Father who's a bit on the wild side. This card entered in 3 challenges:

Outlawz Mon. Greeting card - Father's Day or Masculine GC 061311
The Kraft Journal - Challenge #23 Father's Day
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #59

Paper - Bazzill kraft, black & orange card stock; dp is the new Bo Bunny Zoology World
sentiment - GKD By the Sea
other - embossing powder (sand), Nesties Petite Large Oval, embossing folder
ink - Versamark embossing and T.H. Distress Vintage Photo
fraying - courtesy of the Zutter Distrezz-It-All (so cool!)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Happy Wedding

My second post for today after a 2 week absence.

Whew! Another wedding card under my belt. This one was relatively easy using a wedding stamp set from Inkadinka-do. This card will be given by my brother so I kept it simple yet elegant. His request was for a "really nice wedding card".
The card base, the image and the sentiment were spritzed with Perfect Pearls Mist 'Perfect Pearl'. The shimmer shows up on the card base in the photo but it's difficult to see on the others. Notice the tiny heart made of pearls? sweet!

card stock - Bazzill
stamps - wedding, Inkadinka-do; Vintage Labels 10, Waltzing Mouse
punch - M.S. Garden Trellis
other - May Arts stick pin and silk ribbon, silver dp from my stash, Liquid Pearls, Ranger's Perfect Pearls mist, unknown pearl heart embellie
Nesties - Fancy Tags, Labels 10
ink - Memento

Birthday Birdies

This card is for the daughter of a friend's birthday. I'm also submitting it for the StampTV MUIM 'Wear Your White' challenge. White card stock, white grograin bow, a white tag and white pearl accents. Can you believe that small bow made from 1" wide ribbon. It's so easy with the "Bow Easy". (available at Gina K Designs store)


Card stock - Bazzill
Label - Nesties Fancy Tags II
sentiment - GKD Versatile Verses
from stash - DP, pearls, white ribbon, bow easy

Thursday, June 2, 2011

sneak peek

See for full view of this "Sherry Made Me Do It" card! LOL

Sherry made me do it . . .

I have always admired and wished I could create altered art and cards similar to what Sherry Cheever designs. Well, here it is "Sherry Made Me Do It!" I've finally gotten the confidence and courage to make a multi-multi layer card. Still could use a few more layers but I like it. Thank you Sherry for your inspiration!!
Entering this card in:

Outlawz Monday Greeting card challenge - May 30 Anything Goes GC053011

edit: although Sherry thinks I'm missing a few (5) layers. Whew! more layers! Gonna need a bigger canvas to work on. LOL Thanks for the comment Sherry!

edit 2: this card is featured in the Outlawz gallery! (6-5-11)

Masculine birthday

This is for my brother who's a biker. And of course, it's a Harley Davidson that he rides! I am entering this masculine birthday card in 2 challenges:

StampTV Free for All Friday - Masculine Birthday STVFRIGS1
Stampin' B's Challenge #113 - Masculine card using black, brown & one other color.
My card base is black as is the sentiment. The eagle is stamped using rusty hinge distress ink on kraft (brown) card stock. The embossed label was cream colored and distressed with soot & tea dye distress inks. The Harley sticker is from Harley Davidson.

Inks: T.H. Distress
Label: cuttlebug/provo craft
sticker: Harley Davidson
stamp: wood stamps from my stash