Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Savor the Roses

OMG! I just love the way this card turned out! Love my bows! :)  I wish my dear Mom was still with us - this card would be so perfect for her! I'm loving this new stamp set, and I'm loving the digital papers because they are so easy and I can print exactly what I want, whenever I want! I'm finding that I have less waste too, because I only print half a sheet. You really oughta try it - you won't be disappointed!

I'm entering "Savor the Roses" into the following challenge:

Paper Sundaes Challenge #96 - Beautiful Bows
http://papersundaes.blogspot.com/2011/11/paper-sundaes-challenge-96-beautiful.html

Recipe:
  • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury white cardstock, orange shimmer cardstock
  • 3 coordinating digital papers from the Adriana Ferrari "I'm With You" paper pack
  • Craft Lounge Vintage Roses stamp set
  • Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Copics: RV21, RV23, RV25, B00, B02, B05, E00, E01, YR01, YG17
  • Sakura white glaze pen
  • Spellbinders classic rectangles and scalloped rectangles dies
  • Wide multi-color ribbon
  • Gold flat-back pearls

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Memories Mini Album

OMG! This little mini album was sooooo much fun to make! It can accommodate up to ten photos. It's made from tiny paper bags (pockets) attached together with two small 'O' rings, with pull-out tags in each pocket. The bags and tags are decorated with scraps of paper, and no two are alike! Can be used for either gender, and could certainly be personalized with the recipient's name, favorite color or hobby! And have the recipient give you ten of his/her favorite photos to crop and place in the album for him/her! What fun!! :D

I'm entering the Memories Mini Album into the following challenge:

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge 50 - Make A Gift/Anything But A Card
http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.com/2011/11/challenge-50-make-giftanything-but-card.html

Recipe:
  • Sara's Surfaces "Tags in Bags" (3 tags and bags per package)
  • Scraps of various patterned and solid papers, small scrap of cardstock for front cover
  • Memories stamp
  • Versamark, embossing powder
  • 2 'O' rings, ribbon scraps, buttons, flowers, brads, bubble flowers and staples


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thinking of You

This CAS card was very easy to make and the result very gratifying! The all-white (except for a splash of color in the focal image) card is just simply elegant! I scored some diagonal and horizontal lines on the card base, used two stamps from the Gina K Designs Various Verses stamp set and a couple Marvy Brush Markers, used two Spellbinders dies to mount the focal image, glued on a bow (one with a white bow for one challenge and one with a pink bow for another challenge), and that was it! It couldn't get much easier!

I'm entering "Thinking of You" (one with pink ribbon and one with white ribbon) into the following challenges:

StampTV's Free For All Friday - CASE the DT!! (Emily Giovanni)
http://stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/free-for-all-friday-case-the-dt-1

Dutch Dare Card Challenge #139 - All White
http://dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/11/ddcc-139-all-white-dis-digis.html

Recipe:
  • GKD Pure Luxury white cardstock
  • GKD Various Verses stamp set
  • Marvy Brush Markers (pink and green)
  • Spellbinders classic ovals and lacey ovals dies
  • White ribbon
  • White flat-back pearls

White ribbon for Dutch Dare Card Challenge #139


Pink ribbon for StampTV's Free For All Friday Challenge

Joy

Okay, I guess it's the kid in me, but I had a blast making a tree-shaped Christmas card which was all white except for a splash of non-traditional Christmas colors allowed only on the image! I used an adorable "Sugar N Spice" digi from Jen's Digi Stamps - the Friday Freebie this week! I smiled the entire time it took me to color them with my Copics! I even sprinkled glitter on wet Sakura white glaze to sparkle like snowflakes! This was soooo much fun! :)

I'm entering "Joy" into the following challenges:

Paper Play Challenges - Week 46 Shaped Card
http://paperplaychallenges.blogspot.com/2011/11/11-week-46-shaped-card.html

Dutch Dare Card Challenge #139 - All White
http://dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/11/ddcc-139-all-white-dis-digis.html

Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge PWC180 - Color Challenge ... use non-traditional Christmas colors to create a Christmas card
http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/paper-pretties-wednesday-challenge_16.html

2 Sisters Challenge #66 - Let It Sparkle
http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/challenge-66-let-it-sparkle.html

The Stamping Boutique Monthly Contest - Holiday/Winter Projects
http://thestampingboutiquechallengeblog.blogspot.com/p/monthly-contest.html

Recipe:
  • White cardstock
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Tim Holtz Swirls embossing folders
  • Sugar N Spice digi from Jen's Digi Stamps
  • Copics: RV21, RV23, B02, B05, E35, E39, R27, C1, C3
  • Memento black tuxedo ink
  • Joy stamp
  • Black Zig pigment ink pen
  • Sakura stardust and white glaze pens, glitter
  • White ribbon
  • White flat-back pearls, clear gemstones

May your day be as special as you

I've been busy in the craft room again today! Got a little laundry done, too, so the day wasn't totally wasted! Hahahaha! I made an embossed birthday card using black, white and bright yellow cardstock, some ribbon and a really pretty stamp from the Craft Lounge Vintage Roses stamp set.  I'm pretty proud of the way it turned out!  ;)

I'm entering "May your day be as special as you" into the following challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenges C4C114 - Black, White and Wow!!!
http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/2011/11/crazy-4-challenges-c4c114.html

Sweet Stampin' - 2nd Birthday
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/2nd-birthday.html

Ribbon Carousel Challenge RCC29 - Get Sketchy With Laura
http://ribboncarouselchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/11/rcc29-get-sketch-with-laura.html


Recipe:
  • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury white and black cardstock, bright yellow cardstock
  • Craft Lounge Vintage Roses stamp set
  • Versamark, fine black embossing powder
  • Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder
  • Spellbinders classic ovals and lacey ovals dies
  • Black and white striped ribbon
  • Black gemstones

Happy Mother's Day

I love making easel cards, so this challenge was right up my alley! I added a little "twist" and made a twisted easel card! Such fun! :D

I'm entering "Happy Mother's Day" into the following challenge:

My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #33 - Easel Cards!
http://craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com/2011/11/monday-challenge-33-easel-cards.html

Recipe:
  • White cardstock, pink floral mirror cardstock
  • Pink floral and polka dotted patterned papers
  • Adele Sweeney "Mother N Child" digital image
  • Spellbinders classic circles dies
  • Round white paper doily
  • Pink "Special Event" ticket (Memories Ticket Co.)
  • Pink floral ribbon, light and dark pink gemstones, assorted flowers and leaves, sequins, green memory thread

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Christmas Embellishment Giveaway!

Check out The Ribbon Girl Blog! OMG! Gorgeous Christmas embellishment giveaway!

15 assorted Snowflake Charms
5 Christmas Tree Charms
5 Christmas Stocking Charms
5 Reindeer Charms
5 Silver Heart Charms
10 Jingle Bells
3 Candy Canes
3 Felt Reindeers
3 Felt Holly Leaves

Hello

This was a very fun card to make! I love all Karber's "Denny" digis! I used a couple gorgeous green papers - gingham digital paper and some polka dots. I put the Hello sentiment on a flag! And, as I've been doing for the last couple months, I'm getting some (much needed) practice coloring with my Copics! Hahahaha!

I'm entering "Hello" into the following challenges:

Karber Challenge 45 - Anything Goes Using a Karber Rubber/Clear Stamp or Karber Digi
http://karberschallenges.blogspot.com/2011/11/challenge-45.html

Sweet Stampin' - Going Gorgeously Gingham
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/going-gorgeously-gingham.html

2 Sisters Challenge #65 - Anything Goes
http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/challenge-65-anything-goes.html

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #144 Challenge - Flag, You're It!
http://flourishes.org/2011/11/timeless-tuesday-144/

Recipe:
  • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury white cardstock, K & Company light green cardstock, DCWV green shimmer cardstock
  • Green gingham paper from the Lindsay Jane Baked To Perfection digital paper pack, green polka dot paper from the Echo Park Dots & Stripes 6x6 paper pack
  • Spellbinders Labels Seventeen dies
  • Hello sentiment from the GKD All Occasion Tags stamp set
  • Karber Reading Denny digi
  • Copics: Y2, Y6, E00, RV23, YG11, YG13, YG17, BG23, E29, C1, C3
  • Sakura Stardust pen
  • Silver flat-back pearls, lime green gemstones

    You're Cool Beans

    OMG! I thoroughly enjoyed myself making this card! I have found some gorgeous gingham digital papers and used two of them on this card, along with some great Echo Park and Gina K Designs patterned paper. I used the "cracked glass" technique - one of my all-time favs - for the focal image. I used four different Spellbinders dies. I created some gingham flowers, inked a small round paper doily and added some pearls and gemstones. Great fun!

    I'm entering "You're Cool Beans" into the following challenges:

    Sweet Stampin' - Going Gorgeously Gingham!
    http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/going-gorgeously-gingham.html

    Let's Ink It Up - Show Us Your Favorite Technique
    http://letsinkitup.blogspot.com/2011/11/challenge-17.html

    Crazy 4 Challenges (C4C113) - TRIPLE THREAT Card!
    http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/2011/11/crazy-4-challenges-c4c113.html

    Recipe:
    • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury ivory and dark brown cardstock, K & Company light brown cardstock
    • Brown/beige polka dot paper from the Echo Park Dots & Stripes 6x6 paper pack, brown patterned paper from the GKD Falling For You stamp kit, two brown gingham papers from the Lindsay Jane Baked To Perfection digital paper pack
    • GKD Cool Beans stamp set
    • Memento rich cocoa ink
    • Versamark, fine clear embossing powder (five layers for cracked glass technique)
    • Small round paper doily inked with walnut stain and antique linen distress inks
    • Spellbinders classic squares, lacey squares, classic rectangles and scalloped rectangles dies
    • Flower punch
    • Chocolate flat-back pearls, Rox chocolate delight gemstones
    • Ivory ribbon

    Sunday, November 13, 2011

    It's 5:00 Somewhere!!

    This Paper Pretties digi is truly one of my favs! The mouse is just too cute! I had the best time creating this card! I have to admit that the Spellbinders classic ovals and lacey ovals are two of my absolutely favorite dies to use! And I LOVE purple and green together!

    I'm entering "It's 5:00 Somewhere" into the following challenges:

    CRAFT Challenge 128 - Cute
    http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/11/craft-challenge-128-cute.html

    Paper Sundaes Challenge 95 - Digital Images
    http://papersundaes.blogspot.com/2011/11/paper-sundaes-challenge-95-digital.html

    Beary Sweet Challenge #37 - Your Beary Best!
    http://thebearyscrapdesignteam.blogspot.com/2011/11/beary-sweet-challenge-37-your-beary.html

    Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Punch-Time-Pattie's Creations
    http://dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/11/ddcc-138-punch-time-patties-creations.html

    Recipe:
    • Gina K Designs white Pure Luxury cardstock
    • PaperPrintables green tile digital paper
    • StoryRock purple bubbling and green honeycomb solids digital papers
    • Paper Pretties Oh So Tropical digital image
    • Copics: YR01, BV11, BV13, YG13, YG17, C1, C3, E35, E39
    • Spellbinders classic ovals and lacey ovals dies
    • Spellbinders deep purple craft foil
    • Green gemstones, gold flat-back pearls, green flip-flop buttons

    You're Fan-Tastic!!

    Okay, when I found this Paper Pretties Fan-tastic digi image, I fell in love and knew I had to make some sort of adorable card with a fan on it! I used some awesome digital paper for the background, and genuine origami paper with a gold leaf pen to make the fan! The image is just precious and I got some practice coloring her in with my Copics! This was incredibly fun!

    I'm entering "You're Fan-Tastic" into the following challenges:

    CRAFT Challenge 128 - Cute
    http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/11/craft-challenge-128-cute.html

    Paper Sundaes Challenge 95 - Digital Images
    http://papersundaes.blogspot.com/2011/11/paper-sundaes-challenge-95-digital.html

    Beary Sweet Challenge #37 - Your Beary Best!
    http://thebearyscrapdesignteam.blogspot.com/2011/11/beary-sweet-challenge-37-your-beary.html

    Recipe:
    • Gina K Designs white Pure Luxury cardstock
    • StoryRock purple bubbling digital paper
    • Origami paper, gold cord and gold leaf pen (for the fan)
    • Paper Pretties Fan-tastic digi
    • Copics: E00, YG11, YG13, BV13, YR01, R24, E37, C1 and C3
    • Spellbinders Fancy Tags die
    • Green ribbon
    • Purple gemstones, gold flat-back pearls

    Thanks (Crocuses)

    Another gorgeous Paper Pretties digi - crocuses! I am patting myself on the back with my Copics coloring on this one - probably the best coloring I've done yet! Woo-hoo! I have really gotten into digital papers here lately, and this aqua-colored honeycomb paper is to die for! I love adding buttons to cards because there doesn't have to be any rhyme or reason for a button - they add elegance or cuteness or whatever look you're trying to achieve. And of course I had to use my Spellbinders classic squares and lacey squares dies - two more of my favorites!

    I'm entering "Thanks" into the following challenges:

    Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge #179 - Buttons
    http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/paper-pretties-wednesday-challenge_09.html

    Beary Sweet Challenge #37 - Your Beary Best!
    http://thebearyscrapdesignteam.blogspot.com/2011/11/beary-sweet-challenge-37-your-beary.html

    Dutch Dare Card Challenge #138 - Punch-Time-Pattie's Creations
    http://dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/11/ddcc-138-punch-time-patties-creations.html

    Recipe:
    • Gina K Designs white Pure Luxury cardstock
    • StoryRock blue honeycomb solids digital paper
    • Paper Pretties Crocuses digital image
    • Copics: B00, B02 and YG13
    • Sakura yellow gel pen
    • Spellbinders classic squares and lacey squares dies
    • Spellbinders deep blue craft foil
    • Tonic corner punch
    • Wide blue ribbon, blue buttons, blue button brads
    • Thanks charm

    Saturday, November 12, 2011

    Coneflower Note Card

    The latest Touch Twin Marker Challenge is a color challenge using melon yellow, olive green, brick brown and rose red. I've won a few Touch Twin markers sporadically over the last couple months but none of these colors, and I can't find them locally, so I'm using my Copics and matching the colors as best I can! I would really love to win one of these challenges for a set of 12 Touch Twin markers! Hopefully my little round note card with the paper-pieced coneflowers will be randomly picked! :)

    Recipe:
    • Rust, dark brown and white cardstock
    • Spellbinders classic circles and scalloped circles dies
    • Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder
    • Stampabilities faded background text stamp
    • Coneflowers stamp from the Gina K Designs Heartfelt stamp set
    • Memento rich cocoa ink
    • Copics: YR04, YG17 (combined with Y06), E37 and R24
    • Sakura stardust pen
    • Making Memories funky fibers

    Friday, November 11, 2011

    You Mocha My Day

    I'm entering "You Mocha My Day" into the following challenges:

    Karber Challenge 44 - Bling and a Karber stamp or digi
    http://karberschallenges.blogspot.com/2011/10/challenge-44.html

    CRAFT Challenge 128 - Cute
    http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/11/craft-challenge-128-cute.html

    Paper Sundaes Challenge 95 - Digital Images
    http://papersundaes.blogspot.com/2011/11/paper-sundaes-challenge-95-digital.html

    Beary Sweet Challenge #37 - Your Beary Best!
    http://thebearyscrapdesignteam.blogspot.com/2011/11/beary-sweet-challenge-37-your-beary.html


    Recipe:
    • White and light purple cardstock, dark purple shimmer cardstock
    • Light purple and purple/multi flowered paper
    • Spellbinders classic circles, scalloped circles and grommet tags dies
    • Karber Coffee Denny digi
    • Copics: BV11, BV13, RV 23, C1, C2, E00, E11, E29, E37, BG 18
    • Memento tuxedo black ink, Sweet pea ink
    • Sentiment from GKD Cool Beans stamp set
    • Sakura white gel and stardust pens
    • Multi-colored ribbon
    • Purple gemstones, glitter brads

    Merry Christmas (Snowman)

    I'm entering "Merry Christmas" in the following challenges:

    Flourishes The Sweetest Noon Time Challenge - The Christmas Sweets Challenge
    http://flourishes.org/2011/11/the-sweetest-noon-time-challenge/

    CRAFT Challenge 128 - Cute
    http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/11/craft-challenge-128-cute.html

    Beary Sweet Challenge #37 - Your Beary Best!
    http://thebearyscrapdesignteam.blogspot.com/2011/11/beary-sweet-challenge-37-your-beary.html

    Recipe:
    • White and pale green cardstock
    • Green patterned paper
    • Red mesh
    • Paper Pretties Warm Winter Wishes snowman digital image
    • Copics: YG11, YG13, R24, BG11, BG18, YR 04 and C1
    • Spellbinders classic circles large and small, and lacey circles dies
    • Frosted lace Stickles
    • Merry Christmas ribbon
    • Tiny red and medium green gemstones

    Merry Christmas Tag

    I'm entering my Merry Christmas tag into the folowing challenges:

    Flourishes Let's Play Tag - Tag You're It! Challenge
    http://flourishes.org/2011/11/lets-play-tag/

    Beary Sweet Challenge #37 - Your Beary Best!
    http://thebearyscrapdesignteam.blogspot.com/2011/11/beary-sweet-challenge-37-your-beary.html

    Recipe:
    • Red and green cardstock, gold mirror cardstock
    • Patterned Christmas paper
    • Holly leaf, bell, to:/from: and Merry Christmas sentiment from the Stampin Up! Greetings for All Reasons stamp set
    • Versamark ink, gold embossing powder
    • Memento tuxedo black ink
    • 3/8" hole punch
    • Green and white checked ribbon
    • Red gemstones, small and medium

    Tre's Chic

    I'm entering "Tre's Chic" into the following challenges:

    CR84FN42 Color Challenge
    http://cr84fncolorchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/11/cr84fn42.html

    Flourishes Timeless Tuesday 143 Challenge - Double Embossing
    http://flourishes.org/2011/11/timeless-tuesday-143/

    MyMemories Blog Hat's Off To You Challenge
    http://www.mymemoriesblog.com/2011/11/its-hats-off-to-you-challenge.html

    Beary Sweet Challenge #37 - Your Beary Best
    http://thebearyscrapdesignteam.blogspot.com/2011/11/beary-sweet-challenge-37-your-beary.html

    Recipe:
    • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury ivory cardstock, black cardstock
    • Flourishes Feminine Charm stamp set
    • Versamark and fine black embossing powder
    • Tim Holtz Regal Flourishes embossing folder
    • Spellbinders classic circles and lacey circles dies
    • Sakura black gel and stardust pens
    • Copics: RV21, C1 and C3
    • Pale pink flowers, pink gemstones and pink feather

    My color inspiration:

    The Mill Christmas Card

    I'm entering "The Mill" Christmas card into the following challenges:

    Flourishes Let It Snow - The Snowy Delights Challenge
    http://flourishes.org/2011/11/let-it-snow/

    Beary Sweet Challenge #37 - Your Beary Best
    http://thebearyscrapdesignteam.blogspot.com/2011/11/beary-sweet-challenge-37-your-beary.html

    StampTV Mix It Up Monday - Let It Snow!!
    http://stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/mix-it-up-monday-let-it-snow-1

    Recipe:
    • White and red cardstock
    • Adele Sweeney digital image - The Mill
    • Frosted lace Stickles
    • Red vellum
    • Red ribbon
    • Red gemstones
    • Large wave decorative edge paper cutter blade