Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!! (two challenges)

Daring Card Makers has a challenge for scary Halloween something. This morning I made these four little bags for my neighbor kids on the culdesac where I live. They aren't scary, but they are 'Halloweenie' a little bit, so here they are!

Stamp Something Friday also is asking for something to do with Halloween, so will use this for that challenge also.

The bag toppers are all computer generated from my Print Shop program. I added a few stamped pumpkins, sponged the edges and a few dabs over background. The cellophane bags are from Stampin' Up. The staples are from one of those big staplers that hold oversize, decorative staples. I put a few stickers, also.

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sketch by Tamara (Thursday)

Card sketch by Tamara for Thursday. Mine is below.

Stampin' Up stamp set, Season of Joy
The textured colored cardstock is from a big Christmas book on sale this week at Michaels.
The brads and snowflakes are from my collection of stuff.
The paper lace is from a local scrapping shop. (I sponged it for color.)
The scallop edge is from a brand new Martha Stewart punch.
The white ink is heat embossed and you will notice in that textured paper it was hard to get out all of the fine little white specks.

The inside is computer generated. I made the background snowflake pattern at 50% color intensity.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Ooh La La has a new challenge of doing something with a patchwork look. I fiddled around this afternoon and came up with the one below.

This is a graphic from Print Shop which I have dressed up a little with different colored glitter, a few rhinestones here and there, and some 3D foam tape to lift up a few of the squares.
The paper lace is some I bought at a small shop in my little town.

This is a view from the side showing a little of the inside of the card which carries a congratulatory message about the baby.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Something for the Birds--CHALLENGE

Stamp Something Friday has issued a challenge to stamp something for the here's mine!

The background paper is from a Basic Grey paper pad called Euphoria.
The greeting is from SU Spring Song stamp set.
Black card stock is from SU.
The picture is a graphic from my Print Shop program.
I used a nestability for the pink scallops around the picture and SU new scallop punch for the inside trim.
The brads are from Michaels.

The picture and the round insert are both mounted on foam 3d tape.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Doodling and Flower Power

My Time to Craft has challenged us to make something with our 'doodling' on it.
Ooh La La has asked for 'flower power' this I combined my big old doodle flowers for both challenges!

I've doodled these flowers on everything scrap since I was in high school. I still find them on my 'to do' lists, my daily notes, etc.

The paper is from a Basic Gray book of designer paper.
The center flowers are from Prisma.
I used SU chalks and pen.
The diamonds are from Craft Warehouse.

The card is pretty 3D looking as the big flowers are on sponge tape and I've also bent up the petals.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Teddy Bears!!

My Time to Craft has a cute challenge this week--anything with Teddies. Since I have a little triplet trio who are turning four, I decided to use the challenge for their birthday card. I felt a little like I was cutting out paper dolls or something like that before I finished. I had a great time with it!

The stamp set is from Stampin' Up, 'Teddy Bear Favorites'. (I think it is retired)
I used SU 'not quite navy' paper for the card.
Ink and paper colors were SU.
Use three rhine stones for the hats and sparkles on the balloons on the right.
Used 3D sponge tape for all balloons.

The inside of the card is below.
I should mention that this card is a half sheet size.

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I decided to add a picture of the triplets. They "live" on a site called The Dairy Wife.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

a sketch from cupcake challenge

Cupcake sketch challenge for this week. Here is mine.

I used Stampin' Up pens to color with some chalk, also.
The background paper is from K and Company.
The little girl is from an unknown maker. She was in an order from an English Company I received some time back.
Ribbon is from Craft Warehouse $ bin.
Card is on SU 'only orange'


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Trees and Leaves

My Time to Craft is asking for cards with trees, leaves, etc. on them. This is mine.

I got this stamp online last summer from under background stamps. The trees in the circle are from Stampin' Up--Lovely as a tree. The colored paper is from SU--Real Red

The circle is on 3D squares. It doesn't show from the angle I took this.
This is one of those cards that is much better to view in "person" as the photo just doesn't do it justice.

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Something with wings.........

We were challenged to make something with wings for this week's participation with ooh-la-la-creations. So here is mine.

I coudn't think of any stamps I had with wings, so I took this from my graphics program, and sparkled it up a bit. It is mounted on Stampin' Up Real Red and ballet blue. The white card is embossed with a Cuttlebug snowflake folder. The ribbon is from Stampin' Up and is Real Red.