Thursday, February 25, 2010

Get Sketchy Challenge #26

I have been trying to expand out of my comfort zone in my card making. I realised I am cyberstalking the stamp and create blog (blog for a new store stampandcreate) because I am trying to get involved with all the challenges

One fo the challenges that stamp and create is sponsoring this week is the Get Sketchy challenge. Here is this week's challenge.

Here is my entry for the challenge.

Supplies used:
Card Stock: SU Taken with Teal, Whisper White
Ink: Taken with Teal Craft
Designer Paper: My Mind's Eye
Stamps: Unity, Taylored Expressions
Accessories: SU Clear Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Punches, SU white satin ribbon.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My First Easter 2010 Card

I always seem to be behind in my cards when it comes to all holidays except for Christmas (and yes, my Christmas/Holiday cards are usually made by now). This year I was able to make my Valentines day cards a good week in advance, yeah me! Having made English Pancakes in celebration for Shrove Tuesday, I figure I should start making some Easter cards now.

A while ago, I coloured this Bunny Masterpiece with copic markers, cut it out with one of my a nestabilitie dies and tossed it into my coloured image collection box.

This weeks High Hopes Challenge is to use three Designer Papers, three flowers, and three buttons. This challenge coupled with a flip through the Taylored Expressions Sketch Book (my new layout bible) resulted in this card.

Supplies used

High Hopes Stamps: Bunny Materpiece, Script Happy Easter
Cardstock: Bazzil
Designer Paper: Basic Grey Sugar Rush Paper Pad
Brads: Stampin' Up Ice Circle rhinestone brads
Buttons: Tutti Fruitti Boutique Buttons stitched to card using DMC floss.
Orange Felt Rick Rack: Joanns fabric department

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Beads...not just for jewelry making

I read an article in a British papercrafting magazine about stitching beads onto cards. Hmmm...seems like a neat idea. The layout is an altered version of Taylored Expressions 100th Sketch Challenge. I used peach beads on the trim around the large 3/4 circle, the trim on the "Taken with Teal" strip, and the trim around the sentiment circle. The bodies of the two butterflies are teal beads.

Colours Used: Pumpkin Pie, Taken with Teal and Whisper White.
All Supplies are Stampin' Up except:
Sentiment: Papertrey Ink Mini Mixed Messages
Large Scallop Circle, Large Circle, small base scallop circle: Nestablilites Butterfly Punches: Martha Stewart
Beads: Michaels

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I missed the boat...

on last weeks High Hopes Challenge. The challenge was to use wire or some sort of metal embellishments on a card. I have never used wood on a card before, so I thought I would use it as the wood on Noah's Ark. What better way to hold wood planks together...wood dowels! I guess I'll use some screws instead. I like the concept of what I did but I look forward to improving on this card in the future. All stamps used on this card are High Hopes.

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Card for Delia

This is a card I made for a little girl Delia who is fighting Acute Myeloid Leukemia. I hope you feel better soon!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Valentine's Day card for my Brother

This is the card I will be giving my brother for Valentine's day. I coloured the rose yellow to signify friendship and made sure to include a heart that said Friend, that way it isnt too icky romantic. Since I know he doesnt read my have no fear of him seeing his card early.

This card fits in perfectly with this week's High Hopes Creative Challenge 61: Valentines!

Supplies used:

Snuggle Lions, Between the Lions Greeting (Stamped, scanned, reduced in size to fit modern label punch): High Hopes
I {Heart} Hearts: SU

Chocolate Chip: SU
Stampers Select White: PaperTrey Ink
Sugar Rush: Basic Grey

Clear Embossing Powder: SU
Chocolate Chip Craft Ink
SU Sizzlets Lots of Tags Labels one
SU Small Oval Punch
SU Modern Label Punch
SU Satin Ribbon: Real Red, Chocolate Chip
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Monday, February 1, 2010


It's my friend Lisa's Birthday today! I have here hand made gift all ready to give to her. She is celebrating her birthday on her blog Papergrace Designs with some AWESOME blog candy! Pop by to wish her a wonderful birthday!

Til Next time