Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Penny Black

It's Penny Black's Birthday, they are a year old. The challenge is to make card or project for a celebration. I saw this tea pot when I was browsing on Splitcoaststampers site. The directions and template is at Card Carousel. I thought this tea pot would be perfect with Penny Black Mice in tea cup stamp. The paper is from Stampin' UP and K&Company. The card I punch out two scallop circles and used a brad to create a card. The tea pot opens to put a gift in off tea or anything you would like. So Happy Birthday Penny Black!

The Next Level

Here is the card for The Nest Level Issue 3 and the first sketch challenge. The sketch features an arched pocket and inserted into this is a removable tag. There are two templates, one that shows the actual card size and the arch template. I linked it below. The image is from PC Crafter Peek-a- Boo colored with Copic and Marvey markers. The paper is from K&Company by Brenda Walton called Madeline. The flowers are from a punch, ribbon and eyelet are from my stash. I really like the challenges from The Next Level. If you have never been to there blog check it out here. There is a lot of information.

Sketch Template

Arch Template

Mojo Monday

Close up of Metallic on the toaster.

A whole week went by without me making any cards. WOW! I have been busy with my son. He has Cerebral Palsy and we had to cast his legs to help stretch his muscles. He grew 3" in 4 months a lot. Cerebral Palsy effects the muscles so they have to be stretched and exercised every day to help with growth.

On to my first card challenge of the day MoJo Monday #91. I got out my Penny Black stamps out
and stamp this cute mice with toaster. The image is colored with copic, Marvey and metallic silver on the toaster. The paper is by K&Company, flower is punched out, and the eyelet from the stash I have. The metallic make the toaster look almost real.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sketch and Stash

I love it when challenges have sketches. Some days not all, it's hard to decide what you want to use in the challenges so it makes it easy on those days. I downloaded a new digi stamp from KLM Design Anna Banana Clown. It's she cute? She would brighten up any body. I colored her with Copic and Marvey markers. the paper is from the Wild Raspberry collection I have from K&Company. The tiles eyelets and the surprise sign is from my stash.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Crafts 4 Eternity

This weeks challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity is a sketch and include something hiding. My ribbon is the hiding element. The cute little girl is Karah's Cupcake from KLM Designs. She is colored with Copic and Marvy markers. The paper is from K&Company. Punched flowers and some bling from my stash.

The Next Level

I won this stamp set about a month ago from Cute Card Thursday Challenge and I am finally using them.The set is called "Belinda in Reflection" from the Crafty Pad.
On to the challenge # 2 at Next Level you can create a card of any shape or size but your image must be enclosed by the Ribbon Border frame.There is a great tutorial at The Next Level that shows how to do the ribbon boarder.

The paper stat the stamp was stamped on is Canson Water color paper. The designer paper is by K&Company, flowers and leaves were punched from McGill punches.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Spoon Full of Sugar

This weeks challenge at A Spoon Full of Sugar is a fab sketch designed by the talented Sonja. I love the Penny Black stamp that I have so I just had to use one. The Cherry pie and bowl full of cherries are digital stamps from Paper Popsicles. The paper is Wild Raspberry from K&Company and hiedi grace designs. The cute little whisk is a sticker by sandylion and the pink squares are tiles by sticko. Nest to the cherry pie are mice tracks that is part of the Penny Black set that I have. I think it adds to the card.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Friday Sketchers

This card I made is for the Friday Sketcher challenge 54. make a shape card. Since I do not have any nestabilities I drew my own shape and printed it out on card stock. The paper is Wild Raspberry by K&Company and the solid color card stock is the Brazill. The image is from the digi stamp collection Gingersnap Celebration by C.C. Designs at All that Scraps. The olive green color card stock I hand drew the shape and cut out the middle oval so I would look like the girl is sitting on the ledge. I used Chocolate Chip Ink from Stampin' Up and sponged the edges of all the card stock. The pearls and flowers are from my stash and the sentiment is from Stampendous.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Next Level

The Next Level has lunched there blog yesterday June 1 it is a
magazine style read designed to be more than a weekly Challenge blog, but a meeting place for all of us to dip into and out of during the week to try out new ideas, tutorials, hints and tips and downloads in addition to the weekly Challenge.

The first challenge is make some sort of cut out any where on your card.Plus we are to add hand made faux Prima Lollipop flower, as I don't have a lot of the materials on the tutorial I only made it with paper, no glittery materials or nothing. The image is Jenna by My heart Stamps for you, I colored her with Copic and Marvy markers. The paper is Wild Raspberry by K&Company. I hand cut out the window opening because I do not have a Big Shot or Cricut. I am still deciding wich cutting system I want.

Mojo Monday

Mojo Mondays first challenge of the month with a chance to win the Verve Stamps set of their choice (up to a $24 value). Here is my card with hug Bug on flower the Lollie and Friends Set from Pc Crafter. I picked out colors from the paper and decided to color him to match. I think he turned out pretty cute. The designer paper is is from the collection of Wild Raspberry by K&Comany. Butterflies are from the dollar bin at Michael's. The sentiment is from Stampin'Up.

Today I downloaded Photoscape so I could jaz up my pictures.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Truly Scrumptious

The Challenge is to make a card that has more than one fold. I choose tri-fold card with the first fold at 4" and the second at91/4". I borrowed this stamp from a friend of mine. The stamp is called Kelly Jo from My heart Stamps for You. She is colored with Copic and Marvy markers. The papers are from Stampin' Up and Brazill. The paper flowers are vellum and some are punched out of the papers.
I added pearls on the front and inside for the flower middles. The butterflies already had glitter on them so I didn't have to glitter them. I found them at Michael's $1.00 spot. Its amazing what you can find for a dollar.

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp

Dare U 2 Digi Satmp has a sketch By there talented Donna. I used the Peek a Boo digi stamp from PC Crafter and color her with JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts markers and used my watercolor brush to high light. The solid color card stock is Brazill, the designers paper floral and the green strip are by Basic Grey. The pink polka Dot is by Hiedi Grace Designs. The accessories are from my stash. This card is perfect to cheer someone up during the summer months.

Our Creative Corner

Good Morning! Today have three cards to post today. The first is sketch challenge with Our Creative Corner. I love the beach kids from All that Scraps, the girl here is Surfer Emma colored with Copic and Marvy markers. The solid color paper is from Stampin' Up, the designer paper is Beach Fun by American Traditional Designs. The accessories are orange eyelets, die cut flowers, and the center shapes are from a template I got from Mel Stampz blog.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Creative Card Crew

Pretty flowers is the theme for Creative Card Crew #12. Here is three cute mice celebrating a birthday, by Penny Black. I colored them with Copic and Marvy markers. The paper is Blush by Basic Grey, Hiedi Grace Design, the strip paper is Autumn Harvest Dotted strip by the Paper Company and the Solid brown is Brazill. Ink I used is Staz On from Stampin' Up. The flowers and pearls are from my stash. I love these Penny Black stamps I will have to break down and buy some more.

A Spoon Full of Sugar

The challenge this week is to add lace to your card. I used a lace paper doily. Here is another of the Penny Black Micey Day. I perfect stamp for me because I love cherries. The cute mouse is colored with Copic And Marvy markers. I used a paper called fancy Blush by Basic Grey and the solid colored cardstock is from Archivers. Flower is from my stash and the pearls are by Hero Arts.

I have a friend and her husband just hates cherries I use gives to him as a joke. We teas him about not liking cherries that some day we all will give him a cherry meal. The funny things that this man eats everything but cherries.

Penny Black

A hole week away and finally I have Friday Sketchers challenge done. I started last Friday but did not like the card so it got tossed. This is the first time in a long time that I could not make a card look right. Yesterday I went to Archivers and bought a set of Penny Blank acrylic stamps. The set I bought is called Micey Day. The image in this challenge is from the set. I colored the mice and cup with Copic and Marvy markers. The designer paper is busy burst from We are Memory Keepers, and the solid card stock is from various vender's.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sketch and Stash

Challenge 11 for Sketch and Stash and here is my card. I used the Hiedi Grace Design cardstock. Glitter butterflies from color box. Ribbon, roses and brads from my stash. The Hiedi Grace designer paper is very pretty and I haven't used all the styles yet.

Its a nice quiet night so I can post a few cards tonight.

Mojo Monday

This weeks mojo sketch is doubling as one of the challenges in this week's Stampin' Out Alzheimer's (SOA) event. A small donation link in gets you access to this week-long virtual stamping event, which has all sorts of challenges and chances to win some fabulous prizes. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the Alzheimer's Association.

Here is my card for the challenge! I used free printable paper from Shabby Princess the Sunporch set. The sentiment is from a set called Oval All at Stampin' Up. Flower is chip board colored with marker with orange dots. Flower, ribbon, and eyelets are from my stash of stuff.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Simon says Challenge

My second post is this cute Reading Fairy by Elizabeth Dulemba at Coloring Pages Tuesday. The cardstock is by hiedi grace designs and the vintage dictionary paper is a free download from Mel Stampz. She has a wonderful blog with tutorials on almost all of her cards and projects. Check it out Here. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up, paper flowers are from a stash of I do not remember were I got them.

Crafts 4 Eternity

Happy Memorial Day! I have a few cards to post today. Here is the card for Crafts 4 Eternity sketch # 33 with the theme teen. This cute mermaid is a perfect teen for the project. The mermaid is an image by Elizabeth Dulemba at Coloring pages Tuesday. i colored her with Copic and Marvey markers. The papers are free digital downloads from Shabby Princess Spring Breeze and Solid colors from Stampin' Up. The flower is paper colored with Copic marker.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Basic Grey Challenge

This Basic Greys Challenge #36 Doodling. I had so much fun with this challenge. At first I had no idea what I wanted to do. I looked through my digi stamp and rubber stamps and thought this girl in the pool would be cute to use. The image is from PC Crafter Peek-a-Boo colored with Marvy markers. For the doodling I colored the circles and the paper flower, put dots on the pool, did stitching and dots around each frame. The Basic Grey Item I used is Sultry the striped paper. This is one of my favorite cards that I have made.

Cute Card Thursday

This card is for challenge Cute Card Thursday #61 a Sporting Chance. My nephews Birthday is soon so I will give him this card.

The image is from PC Crafter called Great to be a Kid, colored with Copic and Marvy markers. the back ground paper is Bouncing baby boy by Cloud9Design, the striped paper is Travel Stripe by Cloud9Design. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up the set Heard from the Heart. I have been stamping and printing Digi stamps on water color paper it is easier to use some markers on.

Sketch Saturday

It is sketch 52 for Sketch Saturday and sponsored by Victoria Case Art Designs. I was looking on Mel Stampz blog and She lists blogs that have Digi stamps, so I checked them out. I found the flower for free on Crafting in Croatia by Nina.

I colored the flower with Copic Markers. The paper is Paisley by Heidi Grace Designs, Ooh La La by Color Box, the brown cardstock is Expresso by The Paper Company. i punched out the small flowers with the punch from Marvy.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

2 Challenges in One

I am using the card for two challenges Papertake Weekly #15 and Spoon Full of Sugar #52.
Happy Birthday to you Spoon Full of Sugar they are one year old. Check out there blog here for the different blog candy they will be giving away. You are to create a card for a Celebration..... any celebration ... Birthday, Anniversary, Baby Announcement.... anything goes!
So what is better than Gingersnaps Celebrate by C.C. Designs at All That Scraps!
She is colored with Copic and Marvy markers the paper is from Basic Grey, hiedi grace designs and Brazzil from Archiver.

Shape It

Isn't he cute! He is Sand Bucket Trevor from All That Scraps. My 4 year old name is Trevor so he really liked this card. He said I quote: let me see! Wow God Job. Pretty much what we say to him. It's funny how they pick up Fraze's that there parent's say. This card is for the challenge with Creative Card Crew. The star card is a template from The Cutting Cafe, ribbon is from stash and the circles are punched out of the paper Giggle Stripes by Kelly Panacci (Sandylion).

CPS card Sketch

Good morning! It is going to be Hot to day here in Minnesota, 90. I just purchase Penelope from Polly Crafts and here is one of them. The paper is from Basic Grey Settle Down, heidi grace designs, and Stampin' Up. Penelope is colored with Copic and Marvy markers. the eyelet are from my stash.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

2 sketches 4 You

Here is my card for 2 Sketches 4 You Laura's sketch 26 and a big surprise. On June 1st 2 Sketches 4 You is going to launch the 1st Annual Ulitimate Card Showdown and it is going to be the biggest and most fantastic card challenge competition. Check out the blog here.
Here is my card:
A simple thank you card that anyone would like. The chip board flower is colored with Copic marker. The butterflies are die cuts from the Big Shot and the paper is from piece from my stash.

Monday, May 18, 2009

2 Challenges in One

Two challenges in one! First is Basic Grey and the theme is ice cream. Choose a favorite flavor and be inspired! The second challenge is Mojo Monday with sketch 87. The designer paper is bittersweet vanilla fudge by Basic Grey. The stamps are from the Angle Company called ice creamI colored them with Copic and Marvy markers and the pearls are from my stash.

Sketch Saturday

Here is the great sketch for Sketch Saturday. I am having fun with all the challenges this week they all have such wonderful sketches.
This weeks sketch is being sponsored by All That Scraps Check it out!

They have a great prize any CC design stamp set, or 4 individual CC design stamps of the winners choice!
On my card I used the owl from Owl Seasons at PC crafter again. I thought he would go great with the papers I choose to use for this sketch. The papers are Double Sided Cardstock from heide grace designs. Flowers, pearls and ribbon from my stash.

Friday Sketchers

Friday Sketchers present to you the new sketch for the week which was done by Claudia Rosa. Another great sketch to play with!!Last week they had there anniversary that I missed out on, Congratulations! Below is my take on the sketch.

I use some Christmas papers that I thought could be used for any card. The designer paper is FA LA LA by Making Memories. The rose is a stamp that I have that I cannot remember where it is from. Sorry! The sentiment is from Stampin' Up and the peals and colored card stock is from my stash.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Crafts 4 Eternity

This card turned out pretty! The floral paper is from Basic Grey, Flower is by Tracey Lynn Miller from Fred, She Said Designs. The flower is three layers water colored and glued together with a pearl in the middle. The leaf and vine is also from Fred She Said Designs.

2 Challenges in One

I decided to put two challenge together. The sketch from Inspirational Card Sketch #16 and the theme boy or man for Cupcake Craft challenge. I bought some new paper at Archiver Double sided by Heide Grace Designs. The train is from Angle Company called Train Collage. I water colored the edge of the image with a brown and colored the leafs and berry with Copic Markers. A simple card for the right man!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sketch and Stash

It has been a couple of days since I have posted a challenge. Here is my card for sketch and stash challenge #10. I used a new stamp from The Angle Company called Flowers and Holly. I colored the sunflower with Copic markers and blended the center a little bit. The paper is from scraps that I have used in other cards or projects. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up. Pearls are used on the scallop edge. This was a fun challenge to do.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Friday Sketchers

Sketch # 51 and the sponsor this week are Alota Rubber Stamps and Simon Says Stamp. it is Friday Sketchers One year anniversary and the members of the Design Team are giving away the cards that they have made for this week's challenge. Each DT member will also be including a small gift/RAK. Each designer will select a winner next week.

My card I used another image from PC Crafter Country Mice. He is colored with Copic and Marvy markers. The paper is from Close to My Heart, Chip board, flower and pearls are from my stash. A nice spring card to cheer someone up.

Sketch Saturday

Good morning! I am Starting early before my son wakes up. It is # 50 for sketch Saturday with a fabulous sketch. I used one of the images from PC Crafter Peek-a-Boo and colored him with Marvy markers and water color brush. The child paper is from Basic Grey and solid colors are from my stash. be a perfect card for a little boy.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Basic Grey Challenge

Happy Mothers Day!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mothers Day. On to Basic Grey Challenge! I remembered to include products from Basic Grey, I almost forgot in the last challenge. I used paper from Basic Grey Sultry, and i don't remember the name of the paper behind the chip board flower. The image is from PC Crafter and colored with Marvey markers so I could use my water color brush.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mother's Day Present

A mother's Day present from my 4 year old son to his grandma. The Directions are on Lauren Meaders blog. Her original is Cocoa to go. I thought I would put Jiffy-Pots with seed packet in the carrier for my mom and my son to plant. He will get a kick out of planting with grandma. On Thursday my son brought home from his preschool a Pansies to plant with a cute saying about finger prints. So we just had to plant it. I had bought him a watering can because he loves to water the plants.
The image from PC Crafter I thought was prefect for this gift. I colored it with Copic, Marvy and a little bit of water colors. The hand is the scallop circle punch from Stampi' Up. I think she will love it.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Cute Card Thursday

Challenge 59

Happy Mail

You are to create a card to cheer someone up or make their day! So Cute Card Thursday got an email by a woman named Vikki who runs Post Pals a charity which send mail/cards to children to cheer them up, usually when they have a terminal illness, and Cute Card Thursday is asking us to send our 'Happy Cards' to the charity.
My cards image is from PC Crafter called Peek-a-Boo. i colored her with markers and watercolors. The card stock solid colors are the Bazzill Basics and the floral card stock is Harvest Flower by Heidi Grace Designs. The sentiment is a Stamp from Stampin' Up.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Pink Elephant

Circles and Scallops is the challenge this week for Pink Elephant and my first time to take the challenge.I am in challenge mode all the way a nice way to stock up on cards for all occasion's. So on to the Materials: The owl image is PC Crafter decoupage and the flower is from the Fred, She Said Designs. The paper is scraps of various vender's.