Sunday, May 31, 2009

JustRite Birthday

Here's a simple birthday card I made with my JustRite Birthday Wishes set. Do the colors look familiar? Yep, I stuck with the same colors from our last Stamper's Dream Dreamy Challenge.

The JustRite Birthday Wishes set, Prism Island Mist and Suede Brown papers, French Flea Market DP, and Malachite embossing powder are all available at Stamper's Dream.

The layout is Inkspirations Sketch #8. Both circles are up on foam tape.

Stamps: JustRite Birthday Wishes & Borders
Paper: Prism Island Mist Medium, Prism Suede Brown Medium, White, MME French Flea Market DP
Ink: Black Craft
Accessories: Malachite Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder, Circle Nestabilities, Prima from Michael's, PTI Aqua Mist Ribbon and Button, Brown Thread, Foam Tape

Enjoy your Sunday!

2RB Ribbon Challenge

Today's challenge on the 2 Red Bananas Blog is to add ribbon to your project. I just got the Bow Easy and Sharon's gorgeous silk ribbon in the mail on Friday....perfect timing for this week's challenge! If you haven't seen Jerri's video tutorial on how to make bows with the Bow Easy, be sure to check it out. It's a GREAT tutorial and you can see how to make single-loop or double-loop bows.

The image I used on my card is Jami's Flourish in Thought. I paper pieced her dress with my Wisteria DP and added some shimmer to her wings with my Spica pen. Both squares are up on foam tape. The card measures 4.75" square.

Stamps: 2RB Flourish in Thought
Paper: SU Perfect Plum, Watercolor Paper, Wisteria DP
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Bordering Blue, Blush Blossom, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Silk Ribbon, Bow Easy, Foam Tape, Spica Atyou Glitter Pen
Card Size: 4.75" Square

See you a little later with a JustRite Birthday card.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

TE Spring Spectacular

Hey all! Just wanted to let you know about the Spring Spectacular event at Taylored Expressions! Four limited edition Key Ingredients Kits are being offered at a discounted price of $12.95 .

Check out all the details on Taylor's blog as well as these Baker's Dozen blogs: Karen M, Jodi, Charmaine, Dawn, Laura, Sankari, and Jami

Happy Birthday, Joy!

Happy Birthday wishes to Joy Kennedy! Hope you have an AWESOME day, gf!

The cute image on my card is from a new exclusive OCL set being released at Eclectic Paperie today! It's called Hangin' Loose with Kona. Rumor has it Joy LOVES Kona...and I can TOTALLY see why. Oh my goodness, he's just the cutest thing! I think I love him too, Joy.

Stamps: OCL Hangin' Loose with Kona (exclusive Eclectic Paperie set)
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Kraft, Sweet Always DP, PTI White
Copics: 0, BG10, W1, E42, E43, RV21, RV23, RV29, G40, G21, G24, G28, Y38, YR68
Accessories: SU Pretty in Pink Ribbon, Flower Button from TE Father's Day Key Ingredients, Thread, Square and Scallop Square Nestabilities, Spellbinders Double Ended Tags, Pumpkin Brads from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts
Card Size: 5" Square

Stop by Joy's Blog and send her some birthday love if you get a chance. Check out Cami's blog too for a whole list of people who made projects today for Joy with the Kona set.

Don't forget that all OCL sets are on sale at Stamper's Dream for 25% off

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Get Well Cards

Hi all! I have two cards to show you today featuring the Doctor's Orders set from Taylored Expresssions. I paired it with my MME Grow DP and buttons/ribbon from the Father's Day Key Ingredients.

The layout on the first card is from my Baker's Dozen teammate Jen Del Muro, this past Saturday's SFYTT. The white oval is up on foam tape. A second Cuppie was colored and popped up on foam tape too.

Stamps: SASI Doctor's Orders
Paper: Prism Spring Willow Medium, Prism Classic Orange, MME Bloom & Grow "Grow" DP, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Wild Wasabi, Cool Caribbean, Groovy Guava, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Ribbon and Button from TE Father's Day Key Ingredients, Oval Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Doily Punch, Foam Tape, Thread

The layout on the second card is from my Baker's Dozen teammate Karen Giron, her latest Sweet Sunday Sketch. A second Dr. Cuppie and Patient Cuppie were colored, cut out and popped up on foam tape over the main panel. The tissue boxes were also cut out and added to the card with foam tape. I glittered up the doctor's stethoscope with silver glitter...hee!

Stamps: SASI Doctor's Orders
Paper: Prism Intense Teal, Prism Papaya Dark, Prism Classic Orange, MME Bloom & Grow "Grow" DP, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Cool Caribbean, Groovy Guava, Tangerinen Tango, Basic Black
Accessories: Ribbon from TE Father's Day Key Ingredients, Martha Stewart Silver Glitter and Glitter Glue, Foam Tape, 1-1/4" Circle Punch

Have an AWESOME day!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Flourish with Flowers

Hi everyone and Happy Memorial Day to ya!

My card today doesn't really have anything to do with Memorial Day, but it's a card I wanted to show you. The stamp was illustrated by my friend Jami Bova and you can get it at 2 Red Bananas. It's heat embossed in Ranger Gold Tinsel EP (has to be THE most sparkly EP I've ever worked with!), watercolored with reinkers, and her wings were painted with Candle Light Shimmerz. The Gold scalloped mat and mat behind the DP is Metallic/Mica Gold from the Paper Temptress. I'm tellin' ya...this is one sparkly and shimmery card!

Here's a close-up. The main image, scalloped mat behind it, and the largest gold mat on the card base are all up on foam tape:

Stamps: 2RB Flourish with Flowers
Paper: PTI Select White, Gold Metallic/Mica, Misc DP (from Michael's), Watercolor Paper
Ink: Black Craft, Soft Sky, Blush Blossom, Cranberry Crisp, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Creamy Caramel, Basic Brown
Accessories: Ranger Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder, Candle Light Shimmerz Paint, Gold Cord, PTI Gold Ribbon, Rectangle and Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities, Foam Tape
Technique: Watercoloring, Heat Embossing, Dry Embossing

I hope you have a very safe and fun holiday!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Melinda and Willow

I have two cards to show you today, using Whiff of Joy stamps from Stamper's Dream.

The first one is Confirmation Melinda...LOVE how this one is illustrated. Her face is SO sweet. Two images are layered together with the second one up on foam tape. The wings are all sparkled up with Diamond Stickles. The Twilight Light base was cut with my curved mega rectangles. The yellow DP is also up on foam tape. I colored her hair blonde for the Copic Creations Challenge.

Here's a close-up:

Here's the inside of the card. I added the Stampendous Angel sentiment to the top flap and then a blank white sheet on the bottom for writing.

Stamps: WOJ Confirmation Melinda, Stampendous Angel sentiment
Paper: Twilight Light, White, SU Bella Birds DP
Ink: Memento Black, Copics (E00, E02, B93, B95, B97, W1, W3, 0, Y11, Y21, Y28)
Accessories: Diamond Stickles, Ribbon from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts, Curved Mega Rectangle Nestabilities, Foam Tape

On the next card, I used my Willow Kneeling Up image. Again, two images were colored and the second one is popped up on foam tape. The Twilight Light panel behind the main image was run through the Cuttlebug with my Butterfly Impressabilities template and it's up on foam tape.

Here's a close-up:

Here's the inside:

Stamps: WOJ Willow Kneeling Up
Paper: Prism Twilight Medium, Prism Twilight Light, White, Wisteria DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics (B93, B95, B97, E00, E02, E25, W1, W3, YG91, YG95)
Accessories: Chocolate Pearls, Butterfly Impressabilities, Foam Tape, Curved Mega Rectangle Nestabilities, Lace Ribbon from my friend Janice

See you soon!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Got some new RUBBAH today...

....and I'm out riding around on it!! Weeeee!!!!! Check out my new car....a Dodge Charger!! Ohhhh, I've wanted one of these for a long time.


Birthday Flowers

Here's a card for the SCS (SC229) Sketch this week using colors from Lauren's (MTTC02) My Time To Color Challenge.

The punched butterflies and pomegranate mat behind the main image are up on foam tape. The main image is a stamp from my TE Fresh Flowers set. The flower was stamped twice, colored, and layered together with foam tape. Yellow stickles were added to the outsides of the petals and a rose-colored dew drop was glued to the center of the flower.

Here's a close-up:

Stamps: Fresh Flowers (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: PTI White, Groovy Guava, Cool Caribbean, Purely Pomegranate, So Saffron, SU Bella Birds DP (saffron)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics (YR15, YR21, BG10, G21, G24, G28)
Accessories: Yellow Stickles, Curved Mega Rectangle Nestabilities, Dew Drop, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Foam Tape, Celery Ribbon, Diamond Glaze (to glue the dew drop), Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder
Technique: Dry Embossing

Hope you're enjoying your Saturday!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Melinda with Muffin Basket

I just heard about this new Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and thought it looked like fun. Thanks for letting me know about it, Phyllis! On the inside I followed a similar layout and stamped the Thank You sentiment in that box area at the top:

WOJ Melinda with Muffin Basket, Flourishes Sweet Violets (sentiment)
Paper: Prism Classic Orange, SU Very Vanilla, MME Bloom & Grow "Grow" DP,
Paper Temptress "Flame" Mica/Metallic CS
Ink: Black Craft, Soft Sky, Marigold Morning, Tangerine Tango, Creamy Caramel, Blush Blossom, Basic Black, BG15 Copic (to color the clear rhinestones)
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder,
Clear Adhesive Rhinestones, Martha Stewart Doily Punch, SU Corner Rounder, Foam Tape, Button, Thread, Orange Grosgrain Ribbon, Quickie Glue Pen, Orange Stickles, Ultrafine Pearl Glitter from Art Institute
Technique: Watercoloring, Heat Embossing

Here's a second card with Melinda, this time the layout is Whiff of Joy Sketch #31.

The sentiment, orange mat behind the main image, and large orange mat on the card base are all up on foam tape. The mini flower rhinestones in the punched butterfly started out as clear, I colored them with a YR68 Copic. Here's a close-up:

WOJ Melinda with Muffin Basket, Impression Obsession Mini Messages
Paper: SU Very Vanilla, Prism Classic Orange, MME Bloom & Grow "Grow" DP, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Black, Soft Sky, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Marigold Morning, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Brown, Blush Blossom, YR68 Copic (to color the flower rhinestones)
Accessories: Curved Mega Rectangle Nestabilities, Foam Tape, 1" and 1-1/4" Circle Punches, Primas, Orange Brads from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts, Pearl Glitter from Art Institute, Mini ZVA Creative Flower Rhinestones, Quickie Glue Pen (for glitter), Diamond Glaze (to glue mini rhinestones), Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Clear Embossing Powder
Technique: Watercoloring with Reinkers
Card Size: 5" Square

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

May Dreamy Challenge

Hi everyone! This month's Stamper's Dream Challenge is a color challenge with bling and texture. The colors are Blush Red Dark, Island Mist Medium and Birchtone Light with Suede Brown Dark or Ivory accents. If you don't have the Prism papers, the SU colors are Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, and Sahara Sand....or you can use colors that are close.

When uploading to SCS, use keyword SDDC7 and be sure to link your project to Michelle's blog post because she has an AWESOME dreamy treat that you can enter to WIN!...see it over there to the right?....seriously awesome, right?!!

My card is a 5" square card. The birchtone light panel was run through the Cuttlebug with my Paisley Impressabilities. Tosha stamped this pretty Apples image for me (Artful Stamper)...thanks Tosha! The main image on the Labels One nestie is up on foam tape. A second bowl and apple was colored, cut out, and popped up on foam tape as well. I colored four of my floral mini rhinestones that Michelle sent me (thanks Michelle!!) with an E57 Copic marker and then added them to the ribbon and paper with a small dot of Diamond Glaze. The layout is Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday sketch, the pretty lace ribbon is from my friend Janice (thanks Janice!).

Here's a close-up of the dimension:

Stamps: Apples (Artful Stamper)
Paper: Prism Blush Red Dark, Prism Birchtone Light, Prism Island Mist Medium, MME Bella Bella French Flea Market DP, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Black, Riding Hood Red, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Basic Brown, Marigold Morning, E57 Copic
Accessories: Mini Flower Rhinestones, Diamond Glaze, Paisley Impressabilities, Lace Ribbon (from my friend Janice...thanks girl!!), Labels One Nestabilities, Foam Tape
Technique: Watercoloring with Reinkers, Dry Embossing
Card Size: 5" Square

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Stamper's Dream Team has for you today: Michelle, Cammie, Charmaine, Kimberly, Laurie, and Tosha.

Have fun with the challenge and good luck in winning the dreamy treat!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Taylored Expressions KI & Sale

Hi everyone! The May 20th Key Ingredients kit is now available for purchase and the latest Key Ingredients Challenge is underway! Check out these Baker's Dozen blogs to see what they've created for the challenge! Charmaine, Donna, Ana, Jodi, Karen G, Laura and Taylor

Also, the Mondays in May Sale that began this week is the TE Favor Box Sampler. Check out all the details HERE on Taylor's Blog.

May Dirty Challenge

The theme for this month's Dirty Dozen / Dirty Dozen Alumni Challenge, hosted by the awesome Christine Okken, is H2O.

Challenge Focus: Create a project that has something to do with water
Required Element: Watercoloring
Restricted Element: Because of the *2* in H2O, we're to use only two embellishments. Shapes like nesties or sizzix die cuts aren't counted as an embellishment...whewie!

Whoo-hooooo.....water-themed cards?! Sounds totally fun to me! I love beach-themed cards and it gave me an excuse to use my Coastal Wishes set again that I got from Our Craft Lounge. I also used dew drops and papers that sounded beachy and tropical....pacific point and tropical waterfall DP.

Now, real quick...I know what you might be card is SOOOOO much like this card that I made for the OCL sneak peeks a few weeks back. It wasn't intentional, I swear! I didn't realize how similar the cards were until the card was finished and I went to take a picture of this one. Oye! Brain fart? (Go can have a good ole' laugh at me...I did!) Oh well, since I followed the rules of the challenge and the card is done, I'm gonna just *go with it*, LOL!

The two deckled nesties are up on foam tape. The main image was heat embossed with clear embossing powder. On the inside, I embossed the *thinking of you* sentiment as well:

Stamps: Our Craft Lounge Coastal Wishes
Paper: Pacific Point, Creamy Caramel, Far & Away Tropical Waterfall DP, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Pacific Point, Soft Sky, Creamy Caramel, Wild Wasabi, Basic Brown
Accessories: Clear Dew Drops, Diamond Glaze (to glue down the dew drops), May Arts Ribbon, Foam Tape, Clear Embossing Powder, Deckled Rectangle Nestabilities
Card Size: 4.25" Square
Technique: Watercoloring, Dry Embossing, Heat Embossing

Here's a link to all the gallery uploads for the challenge: DCH2O0509 (If there aren't many when you click this a.m., check back later today since more will be uploaded as the day goes on)

All OCL sets are now on sale at Stamper's Dream for 25% off. Click here to check it out.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Timeless Tuesday Square Card

Hey all! Here's a card for today's Timeless Tuesday challenge, which is being hosted by my friend Silke! Great challenge, girl, I love square cards too! I also love this Sweet Violets set and my Wisteria DP so that's what I went with today.

The main image is stamped on watercolor paper in craft black ink and then heat embossed with clear EP. The sentiment is heat embossed with clear EP too. The labels one nestie is up on foam tape.

The Prism Papers, Wisteria DP, and Flourishes stamps are available at Stamper's Dream. Product links are in the supply list below.

Stamps: Flourishes Sweet Violets
Paper: Prism Wizard Dark, Prism Wizard Medium, Wisteria DP, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Black Craft, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Perfect Plum
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Labels One Nestabilities, Foam Tape, Plum Ribbon, Butterfly Button
Card Size: 5" Square
Technique: Watercoloring, Heat Embossing

Have an awesome day!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Love Monologue

Today I'm the featured designer in the Taylored Expressions Newsletter. If you aren't signed up for the newsletter, you can do that from the homepage. It's free and you'll be the first to hear about the latest TE news and happenings.

For my project, I'm showing you this Love Monologue from the Alterables Section of the Taylored Expressions store. It also features some of Taylor's yummy satin ribbon (willow and ivory), adhesive pearls, a Spellbinders die, and stamps from JustRite and Taylored Expressions.

I love the size of this wooden piece. It measures 11" x 10.5" x 0.5"...a great size for a wall-hanging so I decided to make something for my daughter with a picture of her and her boyfriend. I used a sanding block to lightly sand the edges. It didn't need a whole lot of sanding, just a tiny bit. Then I painted it with FolkArt 515 Vintage White acrylic paint.

Next, I stamped all the flowers from the Fresh Flowers set on watercolor paper, heat embossed them with clear embossing powder, watercolored them with reinkers, and cut them out. Some are glued directly onto the wood with Ad-Tech adhesive, others are glued down with Dimensionals. The pearls in the centers of some of the flowers were colored with a Y11 Copic marker.

The ivory satin ribbons were made into ribbon roses following Christine Okken's tutorial that you can see HERE. They're really easy and fun to make!

The sentiment, from A Year of Sweet Sentiments, under the picture was cut with my Spellbinders Double Ended Tag die and sponged with Always Artichoke ink. The sentiment is stamped with Spanish Olive VersaMagic ink and then heat set.

The vanilla hardware in the center of the willow satin ribbons is SU's vanilla hodgepodge hardware. The tails of the large willow bow at the top is tied onto the Love Monologue with mini eye hooks that I picked up at WalMart.

The JustRite Hugs & Kisses sentiment was stamped with Spanish Olive VersaMagic ink onto Very Vanilla CS and then heat set. That vanilla circle is up on Dimensionals. It's matted with Prism Sage Medium, which is also up on Dimensionals.

Stamps: A Year of Sweet Sentiments, Fresh Flowers, JustRite Harmony Classic Circle II Ensemble
Paper: Prism Sage Medium, Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Versamagic Spanish Olive, Always Artichoke, Basic Black Craft, Pink Pirouette, Cranberry Crisp, Wild Wasabi, Y11 Copic Marker
Accessories: Wood Monologue, FolkArt 515 Vintage White Acrylic Paint, Sponge Brush, Willow Satin Ribbon, Ivory Satin Ribbon, Natural Burlap String, Kaiser Craft Adhesive Pearls, SU Vanilla Hardware, Dimensionals, Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Spellbinders Double Ended Tag, Eye Hooks, Clear Embossing Powder

Thanks for stopping by to see my project today!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Yay Orange Buddy!

Whoo-hooooo, Joan Ervin is today's Featured Stamper on SCS! CONGRATULATIONS, my *orange buddy*!!

(When Joan and I were dirty girls, we worked together on making all orange cards for the September Fan Club I call her my orange buddy and she calls me the same, hee!)

So anyway, when I saw that she was today's featured stamper, of course I had to make an ORANGE card for her! I chose to CASE this card of Joan's. I kept the flower and butterfly theme and the same layout. I just used different colors, papers, stamps, and made it a 5" square card.

The bella blossom is three layers and it's stamped on Crystal Metallic paper from the Paper Temptress. The petals are layered together with Dimensionals. The butterflies are also on Dimensionals. The pearls were colored with an E27 Copic marker.

Here's a close-up of the shimmery paper:

Here's the inside of the card. The embossed butterfly is also on Dimensionals.

Stamps: SU Bella Blossoms
Paper: Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip, Afternoon Tea DP, Crystal Metallic
Ink: Groovy Guava, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, E27 Copic
Accessories: Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Circle Nestabilities, SU Beautiful Butterflies Die, PTI Chocolate Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Adhesive Pearls
Technique: Rock-n-Roll, Dry Embossing

Hope you all have an awesome day! Mz. orange buddy....have TONS of fun checking out all the CASE'ing today!