Saturday, January 31, 2009

Elephants {Thanks A Lot}

For this weeks card I thought I would use the Sketch Challenge from Mojo Monday week 71 and the Color Challenge from Splitcoaststampers; CC203. Once again my two favorite colors, blue and green! I do not have Stampin Up cardstock and chooose to use Bazzill cardstock as I love the colors and texture that this paper has. But finding the color conversion is not always the easiest as when purchasing open stock paper they do not always have the upc sticker on the backside. I have researched a bit and think I may have to invest in a swatch booklet. Also I have found a 100lb. paper good enough for me to stamp and color on but it still doesn't meet my standards as the paper is not bright white and has a bit of an off white color.

I have made this thank you card for a girlfriend of mine whom surprisingly left me a basket of chocolates for being a great friend and always including her in social functions.

I like how these elephants stamped out, but I think I colored them a bit dark but they still turned out nice. I had a really hard time with the colors on this one as I wanted to use supplies that I had on hand but I think my girlfriend will like it just because.

STAMPS: Elephants; Rubber Stampede. Thanks a lot; Studio G.
PAPER: Aqua, Dk Gree, North Sea; Bazzill. Stack Unknown; DP. Windpower smooth Bristol 100lb; Strathmore.
INK: Black; Stazon. Weatheredwood; Tim Holtz.
RIBBON: Dollor Store.
TOOLS: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities.
SUPPLIES: Clear; White Puffs; EB. Aqua; Stickles.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Hoo Hoo There!...

It took me eight attempts but the last image finally turned out how I wanted it to... (somewhat!) I really need to find a white paper that colors nicely without it starting to pile on me. Any suggestions let me know, I'll probably have to order it online as my city is very limited.

Let me tell you this is a very busy card, I started working on it Friday afternoon and completed it at 2:AM this morning. So, do you think I got anything else done on my days off? Nope, oh well that's what the rest of the week is for.

The sketch is from this weeks Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge, SC211

The color combonation is this weeks Color Throwdown, CTD25 . I loved this color combo,

I have had a card base in the color orange that I've been wanting to use for a while and I knew right away this was the project for it. I just LOVE bright colors! I used my Labels One diecuts from Spellbinders to cut out the owls and added dimensionals to frame it on this really glittery designer paper. The side panels were put threw the Cuttlebug with the D'vine Swirl embossing folder, I used a corner rounder to soften the edges. The SU! ticket corner was used on the base dp. Lots of embellishments on this cute baby card, I found some at the dollar store and at the local craft store earlier today. This card looks so simple but I can't believe how long it actually took me to make. I hope you can see all the little extras, I put liquid embossing on the owls eyes, gold glitter pen on the stars and tiny dots, line of rhinestones, and the gold brass star to hold the metal tag is covered with a blue star sticker.

STAMPS: Hoo Hoo There, Rachelle Anne Miller.
PAPER: Orange base (DCWV). Blue, Green (Bazzil). Nana's Nursery Baby Boy Stack DP (DCWV)
EMBELLISHMENTS: Heart Flowers (Sandylion). Ivory flowers (Recollections). Crystal Star Stickers, Metal Tag (Make it Special). Rhinestone Stickers (Michael's)
TOOLS: Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), Labels One (Spellbinders). Ticket Corner (SU!). Corner Rounder.
SUPPLIES: Gold Star Brad (MM). D'vine Swirl (Provo Craft). Blender Pen (Marvy). Clear Liquid Embossing; Clear Glass Finish, Dimensional Pop Dots (All Night Media). Gold Glitter Pen (Gelly Roll; Sakura).

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Take Two, Another Baby Card....

I'm still testing things out, so if things look a bit weird it's even more confusing on my side of the screen. So bare with me I've got a lot to relearn, I haven't worked with HTML in years and I'm trying to figure how some people get there bogger sites to look the way that they do cause I like it too and want mine to be similar. So I'll keep adding posts and hopefully things just work.

I liked how my first attempted at this card turned out but I wanted something a bit more softer, but still boyish. So on this card, I used my scallop circle spellbinders and classic circle spellbinders to cut out and emboss the stamped images. I versamarked and clear embossed the white cs(cardstock) and framed it onto light blue cs, then pop dotted it onto the card base. The word beautiful is a chipboard tag. The metal phrase, "It's a Boy" was a brad that I removed the legs and put a strip of dimensional on the back of it to raise it as I only added it once the card was completed.

Here is a close up of the chipboard tag and brad.

STAMPS: Wild About You, Mini Stamp Circles
PAPER: Medium Blue, Light Blue, Kraft, White, DP; Unknown
INK: Yoyo Yellow, Sky Blue, Fresh Green, Versamark
EMBELLISHMENTS: Brads, Chipboard Tag, Ribbon
TOOLS: Nestabilities; Spellbinders, Border Punch
SUPPLIES: Pop Dots, Stickles

Sunday, January 11, 2009

I had to jump on board....

After several months of daily surfing on other blogger's sites I decided, "lets give it a try too!" Thanks to my dear friend Juanita of for introducing me to her blog, it led me on to find so many more crafter's with the same interests as myself. I'm so glad there are other people out there that share the same passion, and are willing to share there knowledge and tips with everyone around the world. Personally, I enjoy card making as my #1 hobby, and #2 collecting everything else there is to create it!

Lately I've been trying to make a few all-occasional cards just to have on hand. Here are two I've CASEd(Copy and Share Everything), One is from & the second is by tankgrl.

I wasn't entirely happy with how the SU ink stamped onto the white paper I had. To me it looked blotchie and I couldn't seem to get a good solid image no matter how much ink I had on my stamp.

Here is a close up of the elephant, I used a pop dot dimensional for it's ear.

STAMPS: Wild About You, Baby Boy, Mini Stamp Circles
PAPER: Pale Yellow, Lightblue, White, Kraft
INK: Yoyo Yellow, Fresh Green, Sky Blue, Onyx Black, Versamark
Ribbon: Fall Tan Gingham 3/8"
TOOLS: Scallop Edge