Monday, August 30, 2010

Another Card!

Well, I made this card for the Peachy Keen Challenge 35 - a color and sketch challenge - but I'm late. I missed the deadline. Oh well! Seems to be how it goes when time is very limited to craft.

This 5x7 card was made using:

DCWV cardstock
Peachy Keen Stamps large fun flower
Copic markers

Have a great day!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Calling All Princesses Throwback Thursday Challenge

Head over here to Emma's blog to check out the challenge this week. I'm getting mine online with just minutes to spare! I made this card today for my daughter's 4th birthday! She loves Cinderella!

This card was made using:

Disney Happily Ever After cartridge
Hero Arts photopolymer stamps
Cuttlebug Swiss Dot folder
Martha Stewart border punch

In my Gypsy, I took a square with rounded corners from the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge and then took the Cinderella image and overlapped it so she is just off the edge of the card. Then I welded them together. This made the body of the card and I think it gives the card a bit more dimension. Then of course I cut out all the pieces of Cinderella and put her all together - that was a bit of a chore. Not sure I'm really happy with how her face turned out but not sure how I could have made it better.

My baby is 4 on Sunday! She is my precious little princess!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Back to School!

This card was made for the Throwback Thursday Challenge #9 at Emma's blog - click here and the Paper Cutz Challenge #54 - click here. Both challenges are for a Back to School themed project. It was also made for the My Pink Stamper Challenge which is to make an animal or critter themed project. You can find Robyn's blog here.

It's been such a great summer and I can't believe school is just around the corner! I've had a few moments this summer when I was wishing school would hurry up and start ;-) but most of the time not. What a blessing children are -during the challenging moments as well as the fun ones. There's been a whole lot of giggling and laughing and playing around our house this summer and it was AWESOME!

This card is a shape card and is approx. 5.5 inches high by 4 inches wide and was made using:
Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge
Create A Critter cartridge - the cute worm
Gypsy Font cartridge
DCWV cardstock
Peachy Keen Stamps Critter Faces Set A Medium
Sakura white Jelly Roll pen

Thank you to Emma, the ladies at Paper Cutz and to Robyn for a fun challenge!

And thank you to YOU for stopping by to take a look. Your comments make me smile - I appreciate them!!

Have a super day!

A Card for Peachy Keen Challenge #34

This is my card for the Peachy Keen Challenge #34 which is a sketch challenge. You can see it here. I think these little gumdrops turned out so cute with their expressive little faces! Inside the card it says "it's your Birthday!".

This 5x7 card was made using:
Just Because Cards cartridge
Peachy Keen Stamps Everyday Character Faces Assortment
DCWV cardstock
Sakura white Jelly Roll pen
EK Success border punch

Goody gumdrops - my second PK challenge! Thanks PKS!

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Masculine Birthday Card

Haven't been in the craft room for awhile and boy have I missed it! All my "extra" time has gone to cleaning the house which I'm way behind on. I was thinking to myself that I was doing spring cleaning - uh, a little late. Then of course today I needed a card and I needed it now. Nothing like waiting till the very last minute! Cards for men are a little more challenging for me and probably for a lot of card makers I suspect. So I tried to think "manly" and thought of trucks. The great thing about having the Gypsy is all I had to do is search in the Gypsy and that way I could find a truck. Fortunately, I had the cartridge I needed.

I've really enjoyed making shape cards. The Gypsy makes it possible and easy. So, this truck is a shape card made by welding together two trucks. It comes from the Just Because Cards cartridge. I've not made one of their cards from this cartridge but the images on it are fun and varied and you can just use them for your own card designs.

This card is approximately 8 inches long and was made using:

Just Because Cards cartridge
DCWV and Coredinations cardstock
Hero Arts photo polymer clear stamp - sentiment
frost white pigment ink with clear embossing powder - heat embossed

Just a note about stamping. Photo polymer clear stamps are much superior to clear acrylic stamps. Your stamped image will be crisper and the clear stamp itself will last longer and will give you the same consistent quality stamped image over time. I noticed that Hero Arts clear stamps are photo polymer - they're the same price as many brands of the clear acrylic version. So check it out and happy stamping!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Sweet Stop Challenge SSS67- Birthday Card

This is a card for The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge SSS67. Click here to go to their blog. It's fun to color with Copic markers! If you enjoyed coloring as a kid, you'll definitely enjoy it now using these great tools. I bought my first set through Joann's online using a coupon! Not sure if they still carry them or accept coupons when purchasing them but it's worth looking into.

This 5x7 card was made using:

DCWV cardstock
Hero Arts clear stamp (sentiment)
black pigment ink, clear embossing powder - heat embossed
free online clip art
Copic markers
black eyelets
black ribbon
double loop border punch-Martha Stewart

I really enjoyed making this card. Thanks very much for stopping by to take a look! And thanks so much for your comments - they brighten my day!