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.