Thursday, April 30, 2009

ABC Challenge

This is the first time I have played along with the challenge from ABC Challenge. This week the theme is L is for list. The following list below is to be contained somewhere on your card or project.
1 ribbon
3 flowers
6 brads
I used yellow ribbon, 3 paper flowers, and more than 6 brads. The flowers on the image have brads in the middle of them. The image is from PC Crafter, Peek-a-Boo, colored with Copic and Marvy marker.

Diva Coffee Break Design Challenge

Her is the Sketch from Diva Coffee Break Design Challenge.

I was excited to make another Boy card. It seems that We all do more girl cards than boys. The paper with the kids on is from Basic Grey called Mellow Settle Down I used i=the same paper on another card a few days ago. The Image is From PC Crafter, Peek-a-Boo You will probably see more o my cards with these images because there are 30 images on the file. When you purchase the images they come in color or you can change them to black and white so you can color them.

Spoon Full of Sugar

For Spoon Full of Sugars 49 Challenge this week we have a blue and green colour scheme to follow. At first I didn't think I had any designer paper with those color combination but I did. The image again is from PC Crafter called Peek-a-Boo. I even found a button with green and blue.

Crafty Creations #13

The theme of this week is 'Sweet and Yummy'!
...Sweet colours, yummy cupcakes, a recipe,.. Lots of possibilities!

I choose to use Lauren Meaders template Lolli-Pop Along. The image is from PC Crafter Hug a Bug called Peek-a-Boo. I thought this was perfect for this challenge. The image is colored with Copic and Marvy markers. I added a ribbon and bow and in the left hand corner are two gingerbread men buttons. Inside the carrier are Macadamian nuts white chocolate chip cookies. Yummy!! I have fun doing Projects I think I will show more on my blog.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You

When I saw this Sketch of Kazan i thought good I can do a card for a boy. The image is from PC Crafter Hug Bug called Great to be a Kid. the kid back ground paper is Basic Grey Mellow Settle Down paper. The star is a pattern from Cutting Cafe' that I printed and cut out of a dark brown paper. The green polka dot paper is from the designer series paper Bella Rose, Stampin' Up. The four corners I put an extra large eyelet to go along with the building them.

CupCake Challenge 37

The Cupcake Craft Challenge your creation must include 5 DIFFERENT embellishments (not including your card, papers or images!). You can use more than one flower or brad for example, but it will only count once!!! So here is mine I have Chip board, heart button, Die cut flowers, silk flower, and yellow brads in the center of the die cut flowers. The chip board was colored with Copic Markers an the stamp is from Stampin' Up. This was an easy card to make except for trying to get all 5 different accessories.

Card Positioning System Challenge #113

This card Is for my Niece her birthday is in July and she loves purple. The ballerina is a stamp from Close to your Heart. Paper again is paper I have had a while and the organza ribbon is what I had left from my wedding back in 2003.

Inspirational Card Sketches Challenge #14

It's Tuesday and I am wishing it was Friday already. Busy Week! Here is my card for Inspirational Card Sketch Challenge. The image is a Digi stamp called Gingersnaps Celebrate designed by C.C. Designs at All That Scraps. I colored her with a combination of Copic and Marvy markers. The paper is scraps and do not remember were I got them. The red dots are from a 1/4" hole punch and 1" circle Punch behind the small cupcake.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Spoon Full of Sugar

Spoon Full of Sugar Sketch challenge #48 is designed by Caryn she is a member of there design team.

Here is My card! I used a Stamp from Stampin' Up set called Spring Song, colored it with Copic and Marvy markers. The paper is from Archiver's and I do not remember the name of it. The flowers are a comb of silk and colored watercolor paper. Pink flower is silk and the dark pink is water color paper. I colored the scroll with Copic Grayish Olive.

Sketch and Stash Challenge #9

Here is the card for Sketch and Stash challenge. The stash is the stamp I have never used. It is from Stampin' Up about 7 years ago. I stamped it and enlarge it a bit on the scanner and copied the stamp on water color paper. I used the Copic and Marvy markers. The paper is from the stash of paper I have laying around. i tend to see paper I like, buy it then never figure out what I want to use it for. This is one of those time I finally am using the floral paper I had for some time. Simple yet elegant.

MoJo Monday week 84 Challenge

Wow! Mojo Monday has a great sketch this week check it out! The image is from a set called Fairies from Stampin' Up witch is retired now. The Pattern paper is the designer series from Stampin' Up. I used Copic and Marvy markers on the image.

Sketch Saturday

Sketch Saturday Card with another old Stampin' Up Stamp. I had a good time deciding what to do with this sketch. This time I decided to use only one paper that had a design on it and let the image be the focal point. The image was stamped, then punched out with scallop circle punch. The purple and turquoise blue paper I used the Scallop straight punch and again I am loving using the Copic markers.

Basic Grey Challenge 32

This week's Basic Grey Challenge has a fabulous sketch for you to follow, there fabulous design team member Chris has designed this sketch for us to play with :), we have to use at least one item from Basic Grey somewhere on your creation.
I almost forgot to use a Basic Grey product on my card. I usually use paper but this time I got carried away with the sketch design and forgot to use my paper. So the Basic Grey is the Chip board piece is the leaf at the lower right hand corner. The image is an old Stampin' Up stamp I dragged out, and a mixture of paper. The image is colored with Copic and Marvy markers.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Papertake Weekly

This weeks Papertake weekly challenge is to follow Dawny's sketch #13. I thought these two were adorable and would be the perfect image for the challenge. The Image is Butterfly friends by PC Crafter Hug Bug. The floral paper is Ella Die Cut Flowers by Making Memories, Pumpkin and a texture blue. The chip board scroll I put Sugar Coating Glitter by Doodlebug Design. The sentiment is Spring Song from Stampin' Up.

Inspirational Card Sketches Challenge

Here is the Sketch for Inspiratioal Card Sketch CHallenge #13. What a great sketch I had a lot of fun deciding what papers to use.

And here is my take on the sketch! I wanted to use papers and accessories to jazz up the card without stamping an image other than the sentiment. The
circle background paper is Bella Rose Designer Series, the Red is Pattern Design Series from Stampin' Up and the brown floral is from K&Company. The sentiment is also from Stampin' Up called Spring Song. I colored three chip board flowers with Copic markers, added silk flower and large eyelets to the center. i am having the greatest time with this challenge and any others I come across.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

MoJo Monday week 83 Challenge

Yesterday my son had his Surgery (Tonsils, Adenoid, ears drained) He did great except for mom. I passed out the first time in years. How embarrassing and I couldn't help my son out. Nurses were helping and concerned for me. I ended up at Abbot next to Children's Minneapolis were my son was. Good thing my parents were there. My husband had to come with me as they wheeled my to the hospital. They did an EKG just to make sure it wasn't my heart. It was just the tress of my son going through his 8 total surgery on various thing since he was 6 month old. This time I had a hard time dealing with it. The funny thing is this was nothing compare to his other surgery's. We both are doing great today!

On to the challenge MoJo Monday I received this stamp set today from Stampin' Up Spring Song. I colored the bird and the chip board swirl with Copic markers. Punched the green and pink paper with the scalop punch. Cut out the notch note in mulberry paper and rounded the corners on watercolor paper used for the bird.

Monday, April 20, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You

Laura's Sketch #24, I chose a cute turtle image from PC Hug Bug an colored him with markers. The paper is from K&Company and I used Stickles on the chip board swirl.

Taylored Expression

I was making this card for Taylored Expression but didn't get it done in time so here it is on my blog. I used two different images the cupcake is from Grab-a-Doodle-Do and the Girl is from a set called Gingersnaps Celebrate by C.C. Designs at All that Scraps. The centiment is a stamp from Stampin' Up.

Sketch Saturday

Sketch Saturday here is my take on the sketch. I used Paper from Basic Grey, Paper flowers and the image is from PC Hug a Bug, Great to be Kid. I colored her with Copic markers and put Stickles on the bubbles.

Basic Grey Challenge 31

It's Monday start challenges all over. Today I am making about 6 cards because for the next week my son will be in pain. He has Surgery tomorrow and will have his tonsils, adenoids, and ears drained. We told him that the doctor was going to make his throat better. As I have mentioned before he is 4 and doesn't understand any more then that.
On to Basic Greys Challenge you are to paper piece on your card. I decided to make a flower with Basic Grey Euphoria Paper, the leaves are chip board flourish colored with Copic marker. The center is Mulberry paper and a flower in the center of that. I think I am going to have to right down the names of products because half the time I am throwing away the package and forget were the embellishments are from. The Sentiment is From the Heart a Stampin' Up Stamp. On to more cards!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Diva Coffee Break Design Challenge 123

Here is another image from PC Hug a Bug. I love this image he's hanging on the sunflower for dear life. I colored him with copic markers and water colors. The designer paper is Light Green Decorative Bronzed by K & Company. I used chip board leafs and flower above the sentiment and some paper flowers to the left of the image. Again this is for a challenge with DCBD. I love to do challenges it lets me be creative.

Truly Scrumptious

This weeks challenge for Truly Scrumptious which is sponsored by Whimsy Stamps. This weeks challenge is hosted by Design Team member Michele. You are to follow the sketch and have the image be a child of some sort.
I picked this cute little girl hiding in the pocket. The image is from PC Hug a Bug in black and white, coloring it with Copic markers. The floral and striped is Basic Grey's Euphoria collection. the pink paper is double sided Mulberry from the paper company.

Friday, April 17, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You

Hi, the first card in a few days is a challenge for 2 Sketches 4 You. The image I used is from PC Hug a Bug they come in Black and white, or color. I colored this one on water color paper with water colors and Copic markers. The paper is Busy Bursts and Dippity Dot from We R Memory Keepers. The dots on the middle paper have glitter on some of them it's had to see it in this picture. It adds to the design of the card.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Basic Grey Challenge 30 - Chocolate Soft Centers

This week on the BasicGrey Challenge Blog we are thinking about chocolate. What is your favourite chocolate ? A nice strawberry creme, an orange creme, mint chocolate.I choose strawberry or cherry filled center. We are to think of those color combinations and make a card from that plus using a BasicGrey product too.

I have two items that are from BasicGrey, the frame is Porcelain chip Sticker Shapes, and the light paper with pink and brown under the cupcake is Sultry- Classy paper. The cupcake image is from Grab-a-doodle-do. I color the image with Copic markers and had fun with the challenge.

Inspirational Card Sketches Challenge #12

ICSketch #12
A baby card! The giraffe is a Digi stamp from Grafico the set comes with 11 images. The animal paper I had a while and when I was going through my paper I thought it would be great with the Giraffe. The blue and purple paper are precut die cuts from Close to My Heart. Check out the sketch it's a nice one by Dawn B. a DT member.

Monday, April 13, 2009

MoJo Monday week 82 Challenge

The last card for the day is MoJo Monday sketch #82 A cute little lamb from the Gingersnap Spring Thing.

CupCake Challenge 35 - One Layer

Here is my card using 1 layer and the image is from C.C. Designs at All That Scraps called Gingersnap Spring Thing. I used the other girl in the previous card. I love the Copic Markers that are so smooth.

Sketch Saturday

Here is the card for Sketch Saturday challenge 46. I have been having fun with digi stamps. This image is from C.C. Designs at All that Scraps and is called Gingersnap Spring Time. The light green paper is texture floral that I bought years ago because I liked it. I didn't know what to use it for. So i finally matched it up with some paper I bought a couple of days ago.

Sketch and Stash Challenge #8

Hi I hope everyone had a nice Easter or weekend!
Today I work on a couple of challenges while both my husband and son recuperate from a cold.
The card above is for Sketch and Stash #8. I used a new Digi Stamp by C.C. Designs at All that Scraps. The set is called My Rubber Ducky. I used Stickles Icicle on the bubbles of the image. Colored the rest of the image with Copic Markers and used paper that I had. I really like this lay out to see the challenge details click the title above and it will link you to the sketch and instructions.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Tool Box

Here is the Tool Box basket for the Guys in the family. This one is for my dad. He is working on a set up for a train that him and my 4 year old can play with. My dad had given my grandpa many years ago trains, track, mountain and so on, for birthdays and holidays for a hobby during retirement. After he past away my dad got it all back so now he plans to put it all together as a hobby with my son. So I decided to by some paints to put in the tool box for him and give from my son. I know he will love it.

Stamps: Totally Tool set
Paper: To the Nines Specialty Designer series
Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Extra large eyelets.
Post-it note pad

Take along Tote

Hi! Here is a better picture of the Take along Tote. The picture below made it look like a card and not a 3D project.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

CPS110 Chellange

I got very ambitious and did a challenge for Card Positioning System. CPS designer cards are sponsored by Hero Arts this week. The stamp set I used is all oval from Stampin' Up and the flowers are acrylic set I had for a while and cannot remember the name of it. The flowers are colored with copic markers Lipstick Natural E04, Grayish Olive G94, Carmine R37, Iris B79.
On the flowers are small pearls for the middle.

Cupcake Craft Challenge

Hi, Fellow stampers! Here is the 3-d project I made my mom for Easter. So I finally got an idea of what to do for her. She likes to quilt so I bought some thread and material to put in her little tote. The tote has two pockets one on each side. It is hard to tell buy the picture. In side I will put the thread and three of the fabrics. It is called Take along Tote from Luaren Meaders Timeless Templates. You can find her templates at Papertrey Ink

I am also submitting it to CupCake Craft Challenge too. The challenge is to make anything with more than two folds in it.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

My Grafico Design

Hi Stampers!

Above are some cards I did last night when I put my 4 year old boy to bed. The animals are digital stamps I got from My Grafico Design Store. The designer of these cute animals is from Cocoa Studio. Check out the website there are a lot of cute graphics. I showed my son this morning and he said "Oh you did a good job," this is usually what I say to him.

OK now on to the Easter gifts hopefully I can get them done in the next few days.I have decided to use one of Lauren Meaders Timeless Templates for the girls Easter basket. All for now Time to get busy.

Monday, April 6, 2009

mytimess 29 Sketch Challenge

I had fun with the Saturday sketch challenge from Lauren Meader blog. I had this polka dot paper that I think is pretty, so I used it with this sketch and thought the owl I had would look nice. Check out the other cards on her blog. Super!

MoJo Monday week 81 Challenge

Hi! here is my MoJo Monday Challenge sketch 81. It was quit a challenge my creative side wasn't working at first then it just came to me. I really wanted to do this challenge because they are so nice.

I wanted to use the stripe and circle back ground on the card. Deciding what stamp set to use took a while to decide but I choose the Gods Creations stamp set. I also wanted to do something different so I weaved some olive green ribbon. the flower with the saying joy, laughter is chip board with Stampin' Up markers. I think it turn out pretty good for not knowing what to do.

Stampin Up Regional Project

Hi Ladies! Here is one of the Project that Stampin' Up Demonstrators made at regional. It is called Without You Gift Card Holder. Here are the Stampin' Supplies:

Best Wishes and More

Card stock and Paper:
Baja Breeze card stock: 4-1/4" x 3"
Very Vanilla card stock: 9-3/4" x 6" and 2 at 2-1/4" x 4"
Pink Pirouette textured card stock: 2-1/4" x 4"
Baja Breeze Pattern Designer Series paper:
4-1/4" x 1-1/8" and 3 at 4-1/4" x 3"
Scallop Notes Assortment II with envelopes:
1 Baja Breeze, 1 Chocolate Chip, 1 Pink Pirouette, 3 envelopes

Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad

Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon: 23"
Flower Fusion
Silver Brads: 4
White circle Aluminum Metal Edge Tag: 1 2" tag
1-3/4" Circle Punch
3/16" Corner Rounder punch

Sunday, April 5, 2009

21/2x3 Card holder

One more week before Easter. I have a lot to do, buy Easter basket stuff for my 4 year old boy Trevor and I am making small baskets for the rest of the family that is coming over. A total of 4 people plus the 3 of us. during the week I will try and post the baskets that I am doing for the Guys, (a tool box) and I am not sure what I am doing for the Girls.

The photo above Is a 21/5x3 card holder and the cards and envelopes to go with them. This is an idea I got for Stampin' Up Regional. The post above is the actual one I did at regional.
Stamps: Best Wishes and More
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, pink, Olive Green, Bella Rose.
Accessories: 13/4" Circle punch, 1/4" Chocolate Chip Ribbon

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Taylored Expression Cupcake Challenge 62

I am getting the hang of doing challenges! This card I made for the Taylored Expression Cupcake Challenge. The photo of the card isn't as nice as I thought I could get but it gives you an idea of what I did. The floral paper his glitter as well as the olive green paper that is scalloped. The center flower and leaf are from a Stampin' Up set that I received at Regional Yesterday (Friday) it is called Best Wishes and More.

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

MoJo Monday week 80 Challenge

Here is the card for MoJo Monday Week 80 challenge. I saw this turtle on a card that Lauren Meaders did on her blog with her kids. The turtle is form a website called Digital Stamps. All you have to do is order the designs you want and download them size them and print. I used Copic markers to color him and make some grass for the turtle to stand in.

Diva Coffee Break Design Challenge 121

Hi besides getting ready for Stampin' Up regional this Friday I decided to try some challenge. The card above is for the Diva Coffee Break challenge. You are given a card sketch to try and come up with a card that looks great. I am fairly new at this but I hope the more blogging I do the better I will get.
The card is made with a combination of different products. The stamp set is Gods Beauty, all the card stock but the floral, the scallop punch, Pixie Pink, Garden Green ink is from Stampin' Up. The eyelets are the WE R Memory Keepers brand from Achievers. I will be posting another challenge hopefully today. Bye for now.