Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy birthday moose

This card was made for the current challenge at Birthday Sundaes, where the theme was to make a masculine birthday card. I have exactly 1 set of Stampin' Up stamps and I used it here. The moose was stamped using Tim Holtz distress ink in vintage photo. I also used that to ink around all of the pieces when I was finished cutting them out. (got a little heavy with the ink in one spot). I think all of the papers are Recollection. I cut the moose and the background out using Nestabilities labels one. I created the background by stamping the pine branch with peeled paint and vintage photo distress ink onto a piece of beige card stock. The sentiment is from Hampton Arts. The metal brad is from JoAnn's and the ribbon is M.S. The corners were chomped with my corner chomper.

Card dimensions: 4"x5.5"
Cardstock: Recollections
Stamps: Moose and pine branch - Stampin' up, sentiment - Hampton Arts
Ribbon: Martha Stewart
Nestabilities: Labels one
Adhesive: Pink ATG

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Mucha style flower

This card was created for the Mucha style flower challenge at A Day For Daisies. I stink at trying to combine challenges, so each card usually ends up being for a single challenge. The image was provided for the challenge and there was a sketch to follow as well. Check it out, it was fun to do. I colored the image with Promarkers. The majority of the paper on the card is Pink Paisley (gorgeous, btw). The green was stash paper. The edges were dabbed with Tim Holtz peeled paint distress ink. Every piece was an odd size, but since it was a sketch the cards were similar. I used some yarn I had in place of ribbon and the green pearls are from Michael's.

Retro Daddy card

This card was made for the Retro Daddy Simply Sunday challenge at 'Getting Cricky' with KAndrew. She said we could use anything, so I did. I found the image on a blog that has vintage images. Naturally I didn't write down the blog address, sorry about that. The card is 5 1/2" x 4". I printed the image (about 3"x4") on white cardstock and inked the edges with Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink. The circle was the center from a card I cut on my Cricut (from the Wildcard cartridge, I think). The background paper is from the DCWV Natural matstack. I love that stack and will probably end up getting another one next time I go to JoAnn's. The brads are from my stash, most likely from JoAnn's. (Our local store closed about 5 years ago and I got tons of that type of stuff during their sale.) The corners of the picture were rounded with my Corner Chomper. I printed the sentiment on my computer and inked as well. I should have added "shape and" in the top part but it was too late by the time I thought about it. Oh well, oops... I actually put a little paper on the inside with the printed sentiment.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Graduation pens

I made these for some of my students for graduation this year. They had to sign some paperwork before they could graduate and I made these for them to sign with. The hat is from the Wild Card cartridge. I cut it at 3 1/2" and folded it over the top of the pen cap. I glued them together and held them with paper clips until they dried. I got the pens at Walmart. I ended up making around 40 of them. Some of the kids thought they were dumb, but most of them thought they were an ok thing.

Pooh playing card

I am playing at Capadia Designs this week. She challenged us to us a playing card in a creation. I have some Winnie the Pooh playing cards (yes, they are mine) and decided to use one of the extras on a card. It actually turned out pretty cute. I had solid stash paper that matched the card. I embossed the blue piece with a Cuttlebug folder and heat embossed the pink piece with a butterfly stamp and clear MS embossing powder. I am thinking about putting a 3D butterfly in the upper right corner but don't want to take away from the playing card. I used my corner chomper on the 1/4" side to round the corners on all of the paper to mimic the card. The flower is from Got Flowers. The ribbon looks bluish in the picture but it is very purple. I believe it is May Arts ribbon. The card is 5"x7", btw.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A couple of digi cards

These cards were made for Crafters Digital Art but I thought I'd put them here as well. One of the digi's is Nana Vic's (the hippo-cute, huh!) and the other is from Ellephantastic.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sew Fabulous at Getting Cricky

This card is for the Simply Sunday: Sew Fabulous challenge at Getting Cricky with K Andrew. The picture doesn't do the paper justice. It is all DCWV from 3 different stacks. The background is from the Black Current stack, the red is from the Performance mat stack (there's music behind the flowers), and the dress form is from the La Creme mat stack. The black on the bottom of the dress form is flocked and you really can't tell. I cut the dress form out last week from the Forever Young cartridge and don't remember exactly how big it is, I think 3 1/2". I used the labels 4 Nestability to cut the background. The corners are rounded (1/4" corner chomper) and the back layers are all adhered with ATG tape. The ribbon is from my stash and the bling (from Ebay) was attached with my I-rock. I didn't put a sentiment on it because I couldn't decided what kind of card it needed to be. I will add it when I decided where it's going.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

NSD #11 - pink, green and black

Challenge #11 at My Pink Stamper was do something with pink, green and black. Of course if you are a Pooh fan, who else do you think of but Piglet?? He was cut from the Pooh and Friends cartridge at 4". The picture does not show the colors very well. The background is light green and the flowers are almost the same color. Most of the papers are scraps from other projects so I don't know what they are. The flowers are from Got Flowers, and there are I-rock heat set gems in the center of each flower. He just looks like he's enjoying the day.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

NSD challeng #12 - kid theme

This was a really quick card, probably 30 minutes from start to finish. The theme was kids so I chose to use the Nate's ABC's cartridge. the ball and layers were cut at 3". All of the papers are from an old stack of 6" x 6" solid papers from my stash. The ribbon is Offray. The gold pieces are hot fix from Walmart. The blue was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. I used the 1/2" cut on my corner chomper to round the edges of card and the papers. I still need to put a sentiment on it but couldn't find one I liked, and it's late, so it's blank for now.

NSD #3 - Breast Cancer

I'm not overly pleased with this card but I think it's because I couldn't quite figure out what to put on the banner. I think I would stamp something related to the person it would go to and it might be different for any given person. The center tag can be removed and used as a bookmark or something. The two background pieces are from my stash and the top was ripped off, I don't know who it is. The dot piece was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and the corners were chomped with the corner chomper. The pink paper is DCWV. The ribbon was cut from a Cuttlebug die out of Core'dinations cardstock. I embossed it with the Swiss dots folder and sanded it until the color came through. I bought the ribbon and Joann's before Easter. It is a holiday ribbon.

NSD #2 - Kraft paper

This challenge was to use kraft paper. The card, base of the buffalo are Recollections kraft paper. The sentiment is stamped on the same paper. The background is grunge board inked with Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo distress ink. The wood is from the potpourri section at Walmart. The top layer of the buffalo (bison if you want to be technical) is DCWV paper that was embossed with the Divine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder. I used Scotch quick dry glue to put the card together. The bison is on the My World cartridge and was cut at 2.5".

National Scrapbook Day - MPS cupcak challenge

This card is for the cupcake challenge at My Pink Stamper. It was the first one of the day. I got started late, consequently I'm behind and have decided to pick a few to do and be happy with what I finish.
This card is 4" x 5 1/2". The papers are predominantly DCWV. I think the cupcake is from Simply Charmed. It was cut at 4 1/4". The sentiment was stamped with MS pink ink and cut out with the labels 4 Nestabilities. The cupcake is on an action wobble which adds a little extra fun to the card. I didn't put anything else on the background because there was so much going on with the paper.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Karber Challenge 31

This week's challenge was to include a Karber digi and your favorite embellishments. I chose to use flowers from "Got Flowers" and I-rock heat set gems for my embellishments. I used Prismacolor pencils to color the digi. Still need practice but the card turned out ok. The image and vellum in back of it were cut out with nestabilities. The background paper was from the KI Memories Party pack. The vellum was from Making Memories. The ribbon was from details. The corners were rounded with the We R Memory Keepers corner chomper. I used the 1/4" side. The adhesives used were an ATG gun, mini glue dots and foam squares to pop the girl off the card.