Sunday, June 28, 2009
I did this today after church and now have to get ready to go back. Work tomorrow so no more stamping for me for a few days!!
Friday, June 26, 2009
Entered a color challenge over at Stamp TV and wanted to use the cardstock stash from that ...and going through older SU stamp sets to sell...wanted to use this stamp from the "On Gossamer Wings" set. I dont know what to do! the more I go through my old stamps.. the more I want to keep them.. BUT they will be on Ebay soon ....I think I will do an all black mourning card on that day :(
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Love this stamp from Art Impressions - Thank goodness this challenge is by random generator and not talent. The apple in the flower is mounted on a large brad. The apple and the image are colored with copics. This card doesn't begin to be on the same level as those submitted - but it's quick, easy and that works for me LOL
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Jennie from Stampin Away the Day is hosting the Color Challenge on StampTV this week. Her inspiration for the color combination came from a new Vera Bradley (Bali Blue) purse she was given. The bag is beautiful - wish it was the prize!!! LOL The winner of this challenge will receive a stamp set from Gina K Designs. Check it out for more details.
This is my entry - I used a picture of the bag and cut out the designs I wanted to use for the bottom piece. The bottom layer was adhered to sticker paper to give it stability. The middle layer of the design was adhered to the green cardstock and carefully matted (I think it fit in perfectly). Cut out another piece and made the center. Used a dimensional dot to raise the center and slightly curled the petals. The butterfly was embossed on another area of the picture, cut out and raised with dots. Needed something in the left corner, so those little circles are from the blue scraps of the blue cuttlebug mat, punched little centers again from the picture, pierced the upper corner, matted the green layer with the quilted cuttlebug folder, added the ribbon...and voila - My card!
so get going on yours, challenge ends on June 22 :)
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Well, it turned out to be too busy a weekend for cards. Our daughter and her family (son-in-law Paul, 8yr old Maggie and 11 yr old Thomas) in North Carolina were able to come to Virginia this weekend. My niece just graduated from Va Tech and we were invited to her graduation cook-out at my brother's near Leesburg, Va on Saturday evening. Saturday morning we helped my other daughter have a yard sale. They have a 2 year old (Lily) and 4 month old (Logan), so I was GranMa at the yard sale. Loved it! and it worked out that they were able to shut down the yard sale at noon, take what didnt sell home, get kids fed and ready and then join us on trip to Leesburg (2 hours from my house). Needless to say - it was a full day. We were all exhausted!
I had done this card earlier this week for the challenge at http://notimetostamp.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2009/06/04/stamp-simply-90-gone-to-pot/ Love this stamp from an old Stampin Up favorite retired set.
Sorry about the long linking address - I need to learn how to do a link and give it a name without having to show the whole address.
And I need to get busy on some cards for ebay - I have already had one of my favorite customers email me with her support on my new blog but worried that I won't have time to do cards for her ...how sweet was that !! So will take a break on the challenges (everyone is right, they are addicting) and build up my card inventory for my little ebay store - need it to help support my addiction ooops hobby :>
Thursday, June 11, 2009
My wonderful friend, Jennie - aka Stampin Away the Day - posted this challenge on her blog:
Creative Vision has their first challenge on their blog A Fairy Creative Place to create something layered with Red, White and Blue. Everyone is welcomed to join in on this challenge and create something to win a stamp set. The last day to enter is Friday, June 12 ....
So I'm going to enter this one - I know they are probably thinking patriotic theme, but I had this snowman already done with the red/blue scarf so I went ahead and matted him to match the color of the challenge. I don't have any of the stamps from Creative Vision but sure plan on getting some!
Going to go crash - have a day off tomorrow and hope to get some time to do some "card making"
good night :)
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Well, my first challenge.
It's Challenge No 5 - Clear or transparent items from http://www.copiccreations.wordpress.com/ ending June 15th (the winner will receive items from Gina K Designs).
AND I learned a lesson! Being new at this, I thought how clever of me that I had actually also used a sketch from another challenge. Just so proud, right? ~ wrong!! I thought had saved the site where the sketch I used is located, but....I didnt. I have just spent literally half the day looking for that site :(
and, for some reason, my camera has decided to give me some trouble. I apologize for the darkness of the pictures.
So I have given up looking for the sketch challenge site and now going to go drown my irritation at myself and the waste of the afternoon (well, not really - I looked at so many creative blogs with such beautiful cards -and looking forward to taking mine up to a whole new level) ...in the biggest steak n cheese sub and fries I can find...providing my hubby will agree to eat out LOL
A change of pace from Tilda today - a favorite customer from Ebay requested something with a "vintage feel" and flowers. So I pulled out the watering can stamp from Art Impressions, did a little sewing (something I never thought I'd do on a card :)) ribbon, flower soft .... and voila!
Card done! used my quill needle to turn the corners of the scallop punch. Different, but I think I like it. Hope she does :)
well its beautiful outside today so off to do "something"
Friday, June 5, 2009
Best of luck to everyone - but I sure hope I'm the winner LOL :)
I know - I just did a card with this Tilda - but she is so adorable. I pieced the top of her umbrella for more dimension and the matted image is raised on the card.
Hoping to get several more cards done tonight - actually considering trying my first challenge ever - hmmmmmm, will I do it?
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
she is so sweet! just works for any occasion. Since this card is 4.25 x 5.50 there isnt a lot of room for more embellishments. Another storm is stopping and starting (but not anywhere near as bad as yesterday's)...going to get off now before storm starts up again
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
We could not believe this - Hail (some the size of quarters) poured down on us starting about 6pm and it kept stopping and starting for almost an hour - but hail!!!! the temperature here before the storm was 92! Well, its now 10:44pm and the storm is so bad that we've lost power twice (although briefly). So I will wait until the morning to again reset the clocks - I just turned my computer on to see if I had service and am very surprised that I do. So my little Tilda's are colored and ready to be set on their cards...but that will have to wait until Thursday now.
Work tomorrow and church tomorrow night so Thursday (hopefully) will be the earliest I will get back to the cards that for the moment are "works in progress" :)
Wanted to try my butterfly punch! I hope they stay "popped-up n open" after they've been in an envelope. I secured Tilda's head and shoes with SU dimensionals and used double stick tape to the rest of the body. I was trying to make her look like she was leaning forward slightly. You can tell it on the card but I dont think the pictures show it very well.... now I'm off to work on more of these adorable little Tilda's !!