Jan 27, 2012

Blogger Challenge - Texture It

Hello! - Yikes, it's been a couple of weeks since I've posted here.  I hope you still want to see my cards.  I've decided this year I'm going to look at my Stamping in a different light.  Instead of feeling "pressured" to create cards to post every day I'm going to relax and enjoy stamping and just post when I am able to. 

Today's Blogger Challenge was to "Texturize" your project.  I love texture on cards as it adds so much to the overall design.  I may have went a bit over board on mine but I like how it turned out.  I had no sketch, color scheme or design in mind when I started working on this card.  It just evolved all on it's own.

I started out thinking that I wanted to use a piece of Cork on my card to add some texture.  So I used my Butterfly Die (Amuse Studio) and cut out the large cork butterfly and then the smaller butterflies using designer paper.       I picked a scrap piece of paper out of my scrap box and decided to use that and matched my colors accordingly.       For added texture and visual interest I embossed the white portion of the card, used some textured card stock (green piece), added pearls, a punched border with a bit of scalloped texture and then distressed the sentiment panel.
Card Stock: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White-SU, Textured Panel, DCWV and Designer Paper, My Minds Eye(Bloom n Grow).  Sentiment Stamp-SU Best Yet, Pearls-Zva,  Leaf Die-Sizzix, Punch-EK Success(Scalloped Circle) and Swiss Dot Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug.

So now you can join in on the challenge and link up using the Mr. Linky feature on Lisa's Blog.

Jan 15, 2012

New Stamps from AnnaBelle!

Hey did you hear there are NEW stamps available from AnnaBelle Stamps.  It's true and they are awesome.  I love the new sets and know you will as well.   So check them out HERE: 

Jan 13, 2012

BC247 Wings and Things






Hello and Happy Friday! - Always a pleasure to be able to participate in the Blogger Challenge over on Lisa's Blog (Designs by Lisa).  Today the theme is: Things With Wings.
I bought a small stamp set and matching paper, both from WeRMemory Keepers last August and finally decided to use them for this challenge.  Guess what?  I couldn't find the paper and had to dig through stacks of paper before I found it.  That will teach me to either use paper up when I first buy it or keep it organized better.  So without further ado here is the card I made:


The sketch is from Sassy Cheryl's Challenge

I was also inspired by Lucy's Inspiration Photo here:

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Card Details: Card Stock:  Always Artichoke, Whisper White and Cool Caribbean (retired) both from SU. Designer Paper, WeRMemoryKeepers.
Stamps: Butterfly-WRMK, Sentiment-Amuse Studio.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Kaleidacolor-Caribbean Sea
Punch: SU
Lacey Circle Nestabilitie Dies, Brads-JoAnn Essentials.

Now it's your turn to give this challenge a try.  You can link back using the Mr. Linky feature.

Jan 6, 2012

BC246 - Back In The Saddle (I think)

Happy New Year! - Wow we've almost completed the first week of 2012.  So far it's been a pretty good start to the New Year.  Weather has been great (odd) but great.  I say "odd" because we hit a record high on January 4 with a high of 69 degrees here.  Love it but alas it didn't last and we are in for chillier weather this week.

I've been absent a lot since the start of the holiday season and have also taken a bit of a break from stamping.  I just couldn't seem to find my "Mojo" and didn't have the desire to do much stamping.  I'm hoping that will change with the start of another year.

So I jumped back into the saddle today with a card for the current, Blogger Challenge,
Lisa gave us a Color Inspiration (sent to her by Kim Howard).  I was a bit confused by what colors to use so I emailed Lisa and was told the colors were: Black/White, Green, Purple and Blue.

So here is what I came up with:

I'm not entirely sure my "Mojo" has returned in full force but I think the card looks nice.                          My mom's birthday is coming up on January 18 (she'll be 83) so this may be what I give her for her birthday card unless I change my mind between now and then.                      Supplies Used:  Card Stock: Basic Black, Whisper White and Lavender Lace-retired from SU. Green textured (which I used the wrong side) is from Bazzil. Patterned Paper, Paper Pizazz.  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black. Stamps: Sentiment is Stampendous, Row of flowers from Fiskars-Border-A-Plenty.  Nestability Dies, Circle and Lacey Circles. Pearls, Zva - Punch, Daisy Scallop from EK Sucess and the brad is from Doodlebug Design.
Now if you'd like to join in on the challenge just create a card using any shades of the colors listed, link back to Lisa's blog using the Mr. Linky feature and that's it.  Don't forget to pop in an leave some comment love on the other people's enteries.  Have a great week.

Jan 4, 2012

Christmas...Past

Happy New Year! - Yikes,  I haven't posted on here since Christmas Eve 2011.  In fact I haven't even picked up a Stamp or stamped in my stamp room yet this year.  So I don't have anything new to share.  I do have some cards from Christmas "past" - 2011 cards that weren't posted yet.

These are 2 more of my Sticker Creations.  I used stickers for the focal points but there was also a little stamping (sentiments).  Hope you can gather some inspiration even though you might be tired of Christmas cards.  I just hate to not share these.


I hope to be back to stamping again soon.  My "Mojo" hasn't been feeling it lately in the stamp room.  I think I just need to dig out something and start stamping and see what happens.