Sunday, May 31, 2009
For this card, I used a variety of techniques. I used watercolor pencils to color and shade the lion. I stamped the lion in autumn terracotta ink, colored with yellow, orange and choc pencils. I used the acrylic stamp set Adventure for the "grrr", but...inked the stamp in A/T ink, stamped off on a scrap paper, then stamped on my cardstock (which is textured). For the lion's head, I stamped him twice, colored once, cut his head out- he is popped with 3-d foam. I also have these great orange fibers that I wasn't sure what to do with, but used one of them for the main. Cut 1/2" pieces, folded in half, attached under the head with liquid glass (another great CTMH product!) More fibers on the card for the bow at the bottom.
All in all- love how it turned out and now need to find a boy to give it to! My nephew's birthday is approaching, though I think 12 is a bit too old....LOL!!
We are off for a double header of softball today, hubby away for a week, and a dirty house is calling my name! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Supplies: CTMH choc c/s, K&Co papers, watercolors, Swavorski crystals, olive organdy ribbon, scallop scissors.
Thanks for looking today!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
BR-T (a fellow consultant from CTMH) is one of the designers on this site. US#7 had the center piece a "flower" design, but the stripes on this paper is so "in your face" that a flower would not have worked so well. I have this new BIRD set from Mike's clearance section, I wanted to try it out. I stamped it first, then 2nd stamped on blue cardstock and cut it out. Added a sparkle for the eye for extra umph! I like how this turned out, but more importantly, I am creating a nice stockpile of cards for the teachers end of year gifts!
Have a great afternoon-
Used: choc satin ribbon, choc bigger brads from CTMH, Clear STudio $ stamps for tulips (which match the tulips on the patterned paper!), Wood block sentiment, pop dots for dimension.
Thanks for stopping by- have lots more I am trying to get done and posted today!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
This card is using up some scraps from a K&Co paper pack that I got on clearance. Sketch #88 on Mojo Monday was an unusually easy one for me. Love the color scheme on this card- chocolate,olive and dark pinks! Saw a dress in church on Sunday that was similar and I thought, "I have to make this color combo (her other color was orange...)", but I digress, as usual......
Supplies: Chocolate grosgrain ribbon, olive cardstock (which is a reverse from an ugly print), uber small rhinestones on the corners from CTMH, SU! sentiment, pop dots, chocolate distressing ink from Tim Holz, CTMH choc c/s.
Thanks for stopping by!
Friday, May 22, 2009
Use It! #11 is a good one (especially on this day as the temps here in PA are hovering around 80+). The challenge is to use 1) a square card 2)punches 3) summer theme w/ bright colors and summer sentiment 4) embellishments such as flower, ribbon, pins and twine.
The sketch on this new site (Midnight Madness) had this great sketch. I turned it on its side to create this card.
So the 2 together gave me this card: Rainbow sentiment by Flair, Patterned paper by K&Co Berry Sweet collection, misc flowers, button, twine, green ricrac, Tulip CTMH c/s, MS Lace Doily Punch, gold brads, White Daisy and Topiary c/s and scallopped scissors.
Sticker border- Bella Borders by K&Co, Old Willow Ribbon (check out the site Just 4 Fun Crafts for the great prices and products....) Brown photo clip, CTMH olive, pansy purple and desert sand c/s and inks, Say it In Style sentiment, and CTMH uber small sparkles! Inkadinkado Nature stamp set (this has been the BEST stamp set EVER!!! Use it all of the time!)
I think that I am going to make a few more of this particular card, just to have on hand. Will come in handy for the September show I am vendoring in. Thanks for stopping by and looking today- off to read a new book. One of my goals for the summer is to read a book a week. Miss reading and discovering some great new talented writers. Will let you know if I catch anything good!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
1) use pink, black, white: check!
2) accents, oh my!: used scallop scissors for the black trim, used the crystals on the flowers (in pink)
3) use polka dots: check! ran the flowers thru the cuttlebug swiss dots folder
4) DIY, well, 4 was a bit too much for me and I skipped out on it.
I am not sure that I am crazy about the final product, but it will do for now. I know someone, eventually will appreciate it- so for now, it will sit in my box of cards.
Onto the final days of my employment (2 more weeks) and I am ready for summer. I have grand plans to redo the kids bathroom and try to scrap my wedding album (which was last summers project I never started....LOL!)
Happy Mother's Day- Kelly
Saturday, May 9, 2009
CardPatterns helps get me out of my "rut", revitalizes my mojo to create! It has been a crazy few weeks and my creativity muse has disappeared. Thank goodness for these challenges!
Supplies: I used blush cardstock and sweet leaf for the trim (CTMH), the stickers are Bazzil. The flowered patterned paper, suede flower, brown ribbon are from "who knows where" and the brown brad is CTMH. Thanks for looking!
Have a great Saturday!
Thanks for stopping by!
Unscripted Sketches site, card supplies: BAmboo and twilight cardstock by CTMH, Martha Steward snowflake punch, miscellaneous crystals, white brads- CTMH, chocolate ink for distressing edges.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I have been loving the 8x4 sized cards. They fit right into the legal sized envies that you can pick up anywhere! Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!
Supplies: Stardust paper pack, Shining Star stamp set, hemp, swirl clip, moonstruck ink and bamboo ink.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Flowers were my inspiration. They are everywhere! This time of year, for as beautiful it is with the new growth, still is tough for me. My mom died 19 years ago (this Memorial Day), so I choose to honor the other women in my life that God has placed before me. I have an incredible mother in law, sister, sister in law, friends and aquaintences that ALL have left their mark on me. All women are teachers, mentors, and "mothers" so this Mother's Day, honor them. Tell them how much they mean to you. You are bound to make someone's day.