Saturday, September 27, 2008

Stamp Something and Penny Black--two in one

Stamp Something Fridays has issued the call for just using a favorite stamp or a new one. Penny Black Saturday Challenges is asking for a seasonal card using a Penny Black stamp. Sooooooooo, I had a "sleeper" in the drawer and here it is. I'm so pleased with it and I think it may become one of my new favorite stamps!! So enjoy my Summer Card! Don't forget to visit these two sites to look at their beautiful examples!!

a view of the inside, slightly fuzzy

Penny Black stamp, "Hello Sunshine"
SU papers, black, basic white, and summer sun
SU markers, more mustard, smmer sun, and green galore
Versifine black
Stickles on the centers--they don't show up well, but are green in the side view! (not green)

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

embellish something challenge

Stamp Something Fridays has a challenge for this week for embellishing whatever we here is mine.

The paper and embellishments are from K and Company. The verbage is computer generated, then hand cut out.

To show the 3D look--everything raised except for the faux ribbon.

And the card from the side.............
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Our Creative Corner Sketch and a Penny Black Challenge

Two for the price of one today!! Our Creative corner had a neat sketch which I made using a Penny Black stamp for their challenge for a man's card with no blue!!

I bought this stamp with my violinist son in mind and today made him this card.

This is a 5 x 7 card as the stamp is quite large.
The card is SU creamy caramel.
Buttons are from SU
Background papers from a tablet of papers I have had for a long time.

Inside I have printed the old poem "The Touch of the Master's Hand" and written a short personal note to my son, Jonathan.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Cats or Dogs!!

Here's my kitten card! Cute Card Thursday is asking for a card with cats or dogs on it. I needed a birthday card, had this cute stamp which I have never used and this is the result!

The stamp is a Penny Black stamp.
Papers are from Stampin' Up--Rose Red and So Saffron
The greeting was generated on the computer.
The embossing is from a Cuttlebug folder.
Buttons are from SU
I colored the kittens with a new set of water color pencils which I absolutely just love using!
This sketch is not original with me, however I do not know where I saw it before.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sketch #61 from Tamara

Sketches by Tamara had a neat sketch this week. Here is mine. Be sure and go to her site and see all of the marvelous, creative examples of this sketch!

Ink is Stamin' Up 'not quite navy'
Used blender for blue background, SU markers for outlining
card is on SU cardstock, 'not quite navy'
flowers are from SU 'sassy stems' stamp set

background paper is K and Co. as well as the ribbon and the faux buttons. (buttons are on 3D foam)
The little crystals are from The Robin's Nest.

My photography leaves something to be desired. I am having trouble having the colors come through true, altho this is pretty close, but some shadowing.

Thank for stopping by. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Girlie Card Challenge from Penny Black Challenge

This is my first Penny Black challenge. In fact it is the first time I have stamped with a Penny Black stamp, although I have had about eight of them for a couple of months. I do so enjoy coloring the little images!

The background paper is from K and Company.
The mounting paper is rose red from Stampin' Up.
The stamp is a Penny Black stamp, 1998
I used non water colored pencils.
The ribbon is Stampin' Up Gold
The stones and pearls are in my "goodie" box.
The card is 5" by 7"

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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Stamp Something Fall

Stamp Something's challenge for the week is to do something for fall.
Do go to their site as they have some lovely, creative works of art just for fall!
I do need to say that my card color is not as rich as the colors on the actual card.

I used SU Chocolate Chip cardstock.
The background paper is from Memory Keepers, as are the brads.
The buttons are from SU.
The stamp was in my drawer. I had never used it.

The inside of the card has a poem I found when I googled September poems.

When the goldenrod is yellow,
And leaves are turning brown-
Reluctantly the summer goes
In a cloud of thistledown.

When squirrels are harvesting
And birds in flight appear-
By these autumn signs we know
September days are here
Brierly Ashour

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Cute Card Thurday Challenge, Pretty in Pink

Here is my Pretty in Pink card challenge for Cute Card Thursday.

SU cardstock--Pretty in Pink
SU cardstork--Pink Passion
background paper from book of papers from Dija Views

SU stamping set-Daisies
SU stamping set-Refuge and Strength

SU inks-pretty in pink, pink passion, gable green, yoyo yellow

The tiny flower and "diamond" are from my goodie drawer.
The daisies have sparkle on their yellow centers and are raised with foam 3D tape.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

2 challenges in one card

Today's card is for Oh La La challenge asking for words of wisdom. The sketch challenge is from Sketches by Tamera, #60.

Double clicking gives a much richer view of the card.

This card is mounted on SU paper, Bravo Burgandy.
The flowers and sentiment is from a book of papers and punch outs by Deja Views (out of Bloomfield, CT)
The ribbon was from the $ bin at Michaels, and the shiny stones from my drawer of goodies.
I punched out the scallop circle behind the flower with a Marvy punch.

When I don't stamp on a card, I have a sense of guilt as all of the prepared stuff is new to me.


Later--I made three more from the scraps --I had a wonderful time!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Thank you cards

These are made with SU sets, Embrace Life and Much Appreciated. The printed paper is from a book of decorative papers.
I used SU paper, Really Rust. Also used ink of that color, and Old Olive green.
I used pens on the small flowers and stems, and colored the large flowers with chalks.
On the top card there are little pearls on the center stems, with a pearl in the center of each.
On the other three cards, I used sparkles in green and only one flower.