Dec 27, 2008
BC 79 - Celebrations
Dec 20, 2008
Peaceful Christmas Wishes
Dec 19, 2008
BC78 - Hey Santa
Dec 18, 2008
Dec 12, 2008
BC77 Christmas Ornaments
Dec 5, 2008
TECC45 Jolly Old Elf
My card base is: Always Artichoke - Or at least I think it is. I found some paper in my stack that was also suppose to be Always Artichoke and yet it had a slightly different shade to it so I'm just guessing that what I used is the AA card stock.
I layered some Cool Carribean (a retired color that I miss) along with some designer paper by Basic Gray.
I stamped my Santa on Whisper White card stock and colored him with Prisma Color Pencils. I cut out the hat and added white liquid applique and a generous sprinkling of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. The star was colored with a Yellow Spica Glitter Pen. The hat is raised up on the image with foam mounting tape.
I mounted him to an oval of white edged with Cool Carribean ink and then layered to a larger scallop oval of Always Artichoke that I pierced with the Crafters Tool Kit. I added a piece of Cranberry Crisp (retired SU) and an embossed border of Whisper White. I stamped my sentiment (Perfect Ending) with Cranberry Crisp ink. I added three 1/2" circles of Cranberry Crisp cs along with three green Christmas Tree brads (Making Memories) and tied a piece of Artichoke Grosgrain ribbon around the Cranberry piece of card stock.
Yet another Christmas card done!
Dec 3, 2008
Dec 1, 2008
Fa La La La La
Nov 29, 2008
TECC44 - Bow Wow Christmas
Nov 28, 2008
BC75 - If At First You Don' t Succeed
Nov 26, 2008
We Gather Together
Nov 25, 2008
Stamps: Happy Blessings (SU Holiday Mini) Canvas BG
Card Stock: Really Rust, Sage Shadow, Whisper White, Autumn Vine Designer Paper.
Ink: Palette Noir Black, Various SU ink pads, Aqua Painter.
Other: Scallop Punch, Circle Punches, Rectangle Nestabilitie Dies
Sage Shadow Grosgrain Ribbon, More Mustard Brad.
I paper pieced the overalls and raised the crow up using foam mounting tape.
That's it pretty much. Sorry for the quick post but I'm off to bowl on League this morning.
Nov 22, 2008
Nov 21, 2008
Warm and Cozy Christmas
I watercolored my image with ink pads and an Aqua Painter. Then I masked the image and sponged the grass using an oval stencil and also sponges a soft sky leaving my border white by
keeping the paper inside the Nestabilites Die while I sponged on the color. I stamped and watercolored the hat then added Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and cut it out and mounted it with foam mounting tape. Then I added snowflakes using white Liquid Applique.and some glitter for extra sparkle. I mounted this on a scalloped rectangle of Ridinghood Red Card Stock and layered it onto Kiwi Kiss cs with foam mounting tape.
My card base is Ridinghood Red layered with Always Artichoke and designer paper by Basic Gray. I colored the Sentiment from the set with Ruby Red and Always Artichoke markers. I layered this to Artichoke cs and added a punched out snowflake (the reverse side of the DP) that I embossed with Iridscent Ice EP and layered with a smaller white snowflake and a tiny red brad. I added 3 larger red brads (Queen and Co.) to the side along with punched circles of Artichoke card stock. This was raised with the foam mounting tape.
After I had the card completed I realized that I should have cut my sentiment a tad shorter to match the sketch more closely but once you stick that foam mounting tape down it's not coming off without ripping the paper so it's staying put.
I hope you like this card as much as I did making it.
A Time for being Thankful - BC74
For the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies.
Lord of all, to Thee we raise,
This our hymn of grateful praise. - Folliot S. Pierpont
It's Friday and that means it's time for another Bloggers Challenge. This week our theme was a card or project about (Giving Thanks).
With Thanksgiving just a week away what could be a better theme.
For my card this week I used the Kim Hughes set: Let's Get Stuffed for my card. I colored the Cornucopia with Prisma Colored Pencils blended with Gamsol. You can't see it but the fruit and vegetables were colored over with a Clear Spica Glitter pen for some shimmer. It was stamped on Whisper White card stock with Palette Noir Black ink. I layered this to a Circle of Always Artichoke cs and another of Ridinghood Red and added 3 mini red brads (Queen and Company).
My card base is Ridinghood Red layered with More Mustard, Always Artichoke. I stamped the sentiment first and then embossed it using my Cuttlebug and the Pumpkins embossing folder. Then I layered a strip of designer paper (Apple Harvest - Provo Craft) and a piece of More Mustard cs that I scalloped and pierced. I also added a thin strip of the Ridinghood Red card stock and tied Artichoke Grosgrain ribbon around the layers and tied it in a knot.
Be sure to check the other members blogs to see their cards/projects by clicking on the Blogger's Icon on my sidebar.
Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
Nov 17, 2008
Nov 16, 2008
TECC42 - A Thanksgiving Scarecrow.
Details: Card Stock: Really Rust, Old Olive, So Saffton, Only Orange, Very Vanilla
Scarecrow Stickers (Yep, I used stickers) from Sandylion
Rectangle/Scallop Rectangle Nestabilite Dies
Leaf Punch (Retired SU)
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Square Punch, Paper Piercing Tool.
The sentiment was computer generated. A quick and easy card for when you just aren't feeling up to stamping. It's hard to stamp when your sneezing and blowing your nose!
Oh and for thos who may want to see here is a picture of hubby's arm 3 days after the surgery. Pretty Gross huh? He's doing pretty good though and has hardly taken any pain pills.
Nov 15, 2008
Do You Want to Win
Kristen also has some wonderful stuff available over on her blog.
Now if you don't enter you can't win so head on over and sign-up. Just in case you win but you hate the stuff (is that possible) feel free to drop me a line and send it my way! Hee Hee
Nov 14, 2008
BC73 - Always Peaceful Christmas
Nov 9, 2008
TECC41 - Jolly Old St. Nick
Nov 7, 2008
BC72 Same But Different - Riley Celebrates the Holidays
Nov 6, 2008
Blog Candy Alert and Award
from my good friend Elena (The Red Haired Girl) and wanted to give her a personal thank you for nominating me for this wonderful award.
You can learn about this award by going here: http://arteypico.blogspot.com/.
I visit a TON of blogs and it's always hard to pick out just 5 favorites so if your name isn't here it doesn't mean that you aren't a favorite of mine.
1. Laura - She is super duper talented so if you haven't checked her out yet be sure to do so.
2. Paula - A blog I recently discovered through Anna Wight (Sweet Miss Daisy). She does fabulous coloring.
3. Sharon - Another new blog I've been enjoying. She has a nice clean approach to stamping that I really like.
4. Jenn - She has such fun cards on her blog and oh so cute.
5. Jackie - Yet again another new blog that I've added to my list of favorites. You'll find clever, cute & creative cards here.
Be sure to check them out.
Nov 1, 2008
A GoodBye To Halloween
Oct 31, 2008
TECC40 - We Wish You A Merry Birthday!
For my card today I chose to use this adorable image by Penny Black, Inc. - I bought this set for my mom and she graciously allowed me to use it for this card. (Thanks Mom!). My card base is Handsome Hunter (a color I rarely use). I layered that to Real Red. Then I added some designer paper by BoBunny (Shabby Princess line) and a Cuttlebug Strip of Brushed Silver. I layered on another piece of HH ran through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dot embossing folder and brushed lightly with a Craft White ink pad. I also added a couple of strips of the HH card stock on the top and bottom of my designer paper.
Trick or Treat Smell My Feet...
Card Base: Kiwi Kiss layered onto Basic Black and then Basic Gray stamped with the Sanded Background in Craft White Ink.
I added a strip of Ghostly Greetings Designer Paper and a Scallop punched edge of Basic Black . Then I tied some Kiwi Kiss Satin ribbon around all the layers. I stamped my focal image (Batty For You) with Kiwi Kiss ink and then colored the sentiment with a Basic Black Marker before stamping it down. I punched it out with the 1 3/8" Circle punch and layeed that onto a Scalloped punched piece of Basic Black card stock. This was then layered onto Tangerine Tango and Basic Black and I pierced the corners and mounted it with foam mounting tape. Simple, Easy but FUN!
Go check out all the other Spooktacular Creations celebrating Halloween by clicking on the Bloggers Challenge Icon on my sidebar.
Happy Haunting and be safe out there tonight!
Oct 25, 2008
TECC39 - Trees of Joy
I think I'm "Addicted" ----Addicted to Taylor's Cupcake Friday sketches that is! For the past few weeks I've tried my best to make time for her fun sketches and this weeks was a super fun one. I love Taylor's Sample and also Kathie's sample was just wonderful. Now you aren't required to use cupcakes but if you have them, "Why not use them" is the motto there.
This week though I decided to go Christmas and since I haven't yet purchased Taylor's new Christmas set (What's Wrong With Me?) I opted for Christmas Trees instead.
My Card Base is Real Red (which I think is very Christmasy looking) and I layered it with a layer of Old Olive and then Tempting Turquoise that I ran through the Cuttlebug with the Snow Dots embossing folder. Then I added a piece of designer paper (Bunny Beanie Ski Bunny by Artic Frog) which I based my color scheme on. I stamped my Christmas tree (Studio G) with Palette Noir Black ink on Papertrey Select White card stock after cutting them out with my circle Nestabilities. I colored the tree with a Copic Marker (Pale Olive YG95) and colored the star with a Yellow Spica Glitter Pen and then added the faux jewels (I used Crystal Effects to glue them down.) This was then layered to a circle of Pretty in Pink and mounted using foam mounting tape.
For my 3 long layers I used Whisper White Card Stock and layered Old Olive Card Stock on top. Then I tied the bows using Ridinghood Red Taffeta ribbon. I also added a piece of Pretty in Pink to the bottom and pierced it. I wanted to add a sentiment but there didn't seem to be room until I hit upon the idea of using the word JOY which I computer generated and then punch out with my small star punch (SU). It's really very sparkly in real life (to bad scans don't show that so well.)
So now go check out the other cards by clicking on the (links to this post) at Taylor's Blog here.
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Oct 24, 2008
BC70 - Frosty Lives
Oct 20, 2008
While browsing some of the blogs I follow today I came upon this entry at Inky Paws that sounded like fun. It was a challenge for the Dirty Dozen Alumni over on SCS - They had to use Googlie Eyes on their cards and absolutely NO pumpkins. After looking through my Halloween stamps I realized just how hard that had to be because so many of my stamps featured a pumpkin in them somewhere. I opted to use an Epoxy Sticker (Creative Imaginations) and spiders from (Batty For You and Booglie Eyes-SU) fo my card.
The card base is Pumpkin Pie layered with Kiwi Kiss distressed with the cutter kit and KK ink. Then I added a layer of Basic Black that I ran through the Cuttlebug with the Spiderweb embossing folder and brayered White Craft ink ove it. I tied a sheer white ribbon around all the layers. I stamped the Spider from Booglie Eyes with Black EP and colored it with a Blue Berry Copic Marker(BV04) and then cut it out. I layered it onto some Kiwi Kiss that I also ran through the Cuttlebug and embossed with White Craft Ink and Iridescent Ice EP and then punch out with 1 3/8" Circle Punch. I stamped 2 spider with Kiwi Kiss ink and colored the legs with a black marker on Whisper White card stock and punched them out with the 1" circle punch and layered them onto punched out circles (1 1/4") of Lovely Lilac card stock. I added Googlie Eyes to all the spiders. My Sentiment sticker was layered onto a Pumpkin Pie rectangle cut with Nestabilities Die. All images were raised with foam mounting tape.
This was a fun challenge to try and now I have one more Halloween card ready to mail out!