Apr 27, 2012

Blogger Challenge - Two in One

Happy Friday! - The sun is trying to shine today.  Had 85 degree weather on Monday and 50 degree weather with rain yesterday.  What's up with the weather! - Okay you didn't come here to chat about weather did you?  So let's get on with today's Blogger Challenge. - Create Your Own Background Paper.

First off for my card today I've combined this weeks challenge along with last weeks Sketch challenge which I missed.  It was a hectic week last week with my mom in the hospital for a couple of days, celebrating my 20th Wedding Anniversary and just trying to keep up with normal life.  Since I wasn't able to post I thought I just use the sketch for this weeks challenge as a starting point.

Here is the Sketch from last week:













Here is my card:
For this card I used Backgrounds by Design3 from AnnaBelle Stamps to create both the patterned background on this card.  I also used the stamp set, All Things Grow for the focal panel.  The sentiment was computered generated.
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip and Whisper White (SU)
Amuse Studio - Latte
Inks: Latte and French Roast-Amuse Studio
Punch: Martha Stewart
Pearls - AnnaBelle Stamps

I'll be sending this to a man recovering from surgery, I think it has a great masculine feel don't you?

Join in on the fun and post a link to your card:



Apr 13, 2012

BC - Black, White and A Splash of Color

Welcome! - It's still Friday so I'm not late getting my card posted for the Blogger Challenge.
This week Lisa gave us:  Black, White and a "splash" of another color.  Fun challenge.

I used a technique that Andrea demonstrated here:  using Copic Markers to create my colored strip.

You can click on the image to enlarge.

For this card I used the following:
Sentiment Stamp: Mint Motif , Background on Flower, Sanded by SU
Card Stock: SU: Basic Black, Whisper White
Amuse Studio - Sky for the Flower
Flower Die - Amuse Studio
Punch: EK Success
Circle and Lacey Circle Nestabilitie Dies
Copic Markers,
Kaledicolor Ink Pad (used on the flower)
Moroccan Screen Embossing Folder

A BIG thanks to everyone who commented on my White Card from last week.  I am still trying to get around to your blogs and leave comments.  Hopefully this weekend.  Take care.

Now it's your turn. Join the fun by linking up on Lisa's blog:

Apr 6, 2012

Blogger Challenge - To "Die" for

Happy Friday!  How is Spring your way?
Here is how it was here this morning:

What Season is it? - We've seen it all today, Snow, Clouds, Sunshine, Hail and more rain!                      
 So last week the BC Challenge was, For The Birds and I missed it.  Bummer! - This week it's, To Die for using Dies or a Die Cutting Machine.  Well I didn't have time to come up with something use a Die as I was busy trying to send out a few Easter cards and get ready for Easter.  However I had a challenge on another group to create an, All White card and I did use my die cutting machine (Cuttlebug) to emboss part of my card and I used Punches as well so while they aren't really Die's I hope this card will do.  It covers both challenges even though it's to late to link up for last week.
You can check out the other entries by visiting Lisa's blog and participate by linking your card as well.



HAPPY EASTER! - Coleen may be hunting eggs with a fur parka on if the weather doesn't cooperate!