Sunday, May 31, 2009
This is another sketch from the SOA, it was sponsored by Taylored Expressions. I LOVE the layout! I love using embossing folders and this layout works wonderfully for them, and the best part is you can see more of the folder! I will definately be using this layout often!!
The stamped image is called Party Mouse by Kidstamps. I bought this stamp years ago when I worked at a scrapbook store...and haven't used it until now. I think he is too cute!! I colored the image with copic markers and punched it out using 1 3/4 inch circle punch. Then I punched out the ek success 2 inch scallop punch and attached it to a piece of computer paper with double sided removable tape. I put the scallop circle back into the scallop punch and turned it so the points of the punch were in the center of the already punched out scallop, and punched it again leaving more of a sunburst affect rather than a scallop. I thought it would coordinate with the pattern paper I chose. Speaking of the paper it is from a K & Company paper pad called "Citronella Mat Pad." All of the other cardstock was purchased from Hobby Lobby, and the ribbon is from Joann Fabrics.
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Saturday, May 30, 2009
Boy, Stampin' Out Alzhiemer's sure has kept me busy! They really had some fun challenges, sketches, and daily giveaways! I even just won a daily giveaway today! WAHOO! This is a card sketch by Little Paper Shop. Very fun sketch! I went a little embossing folder crazy on this one. I used the Happy Birthday and Numbers by Cuttlebug and the Polka Dot one is by Quickutz.
Here is a close up of the focal image. This cute bee is from a Stampendous set made for Archiver's. I stamped it in memento tuxedo black in and colored it with copic markers. I used a cuttlebug die for the circle. It cuts out the circle and the blue circle frame. Then I punched out the scallop circle from the purple marvy punch, and pierced the scallops.
The last thing I wanted to show you is the embellishment at the bottom This is a cupcake punch from Tonic. I punched it out of white paper. Then used a 1 inch punch to make it a circle. I also punched out a light blue 1 inch circle to put behind the cupcake. The red scallop is a punch from ek success. I saw this idea at Archiver's, it was so cute I had to try it. I will definately be trying technique again!
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Friday, May 29, 2009
I have another SOA sketch for you today. This one was created by Melanie Muenchinger for Gina K Designs. The winner of this sketch will receive the new Stamp TV kit AND a stamp set of their choice?! Who wouldn't love to win that ??!! I wanted to use Gina K stamps, but couldn't find a set of mine that would work the way I wanted it to. So, I used this stamp by American Art Stamp called "Couple in Love." I thought this image would go well with the paper line Sabrina by Making Memories, so I chose a background and got started.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
That’s it for the focal image, on to the rest of the card. The flower border was made using a punch made by Paper Studio sold at Hobby Lobby. And for the sentiment I used the following punches: word window, designer label, and 1 inch circle. The sentiment is from Fluttering By, and I used the same pewter self adhesive pearls. And lastly, the flowery paper is by Heidi Grace, Midnight Kisses Double Sided Cardstock.
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Monday, May 25, 2009
For this card I used paper from the K & Company mat pad, called Sweet Cherry. Then I stamped the thinking of you from Verve in mango madness by versamagic chalk ink. I punched it out with 1 3/8 inch circle punch. Then I punched out lime green cardstock with 1 1/2 inch circle punch. The scallop circle is the 2 inch ek success punch, and then I pierced the scallops. Then I tied on the ribbon, and attached on orange paper strips. The butterfly brads are by Making Memories, I added some stickles to add some sparkle. Lastly, I added a photo corner using the SU photo corner punch.
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Sunday, May 24, 2009
Well, yesterday was my birthday...so I decided to make myself a card using my favorite things.
I love pink, so I of course needed to use pink! I also love paisleys, so I had picked this patterned paper up at my lss a few days ago and thought it would be perfect! To keep the paisleys flowing I broke out my paisley embossing folder by sizzix.
The focal image is my favorite birthday cake stamp. It from Gina K's Make a Wish stamp set. It is so fun to color, and I love adding sparkles to the flames of the candles. I colored it in using my copic markers which I have grown to love! I also added some detail using a white gel pen.
I cut out the focal image using my nestabilities and embossed it as well. Now I nearly had a heart attack after I took the image out of the cuttlebug and noticed that the image moved on me when I was making my die cut sandwich. After all of that work coloring, I biffed it...so I decided to line it up again and try to re-emboss it. I figured I didn't have much to lose if it didn't work. To my suprise it did work!! I was so excited!!!! Then I used my sponge dauber and sponged on some blue.
I also LOVE punches so I had to choose some to use. I wanted to add a photo corner, so I punched out the scallop corner by ek success and then punched out the SU photo corner. The smaller photo corner fit just perfectly, then I pierced it to have it coordinate with the border punch I used.
Next for the three brads I added these hero arts circles that I had picked up at archivers. They just add a little bit of fun color to the card.
Now it was time for the ribbon, don't you just love ribbon by American Crafts. It is just the best, the colors, designs, and the texture is just so nice! I love it, so I used it! :)
My last favorite thing that I used was a card sketch! I love using sketches, they just give me a jump start to a card. They really inspire me! This sketch is from Stamp TV. If you haven't checked out Stamp TV, you should go right now! They have weekly challenges and great prizes! If you are the lucky winner (chosen randomly) you are able to chose a set of your choice from Gina K. designs! I was lucky to have won once already!! :)
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Thursday, May 21, 2009
Hello everyone! If there weren't sketch challenges, I don't think I would make many cards. I just love participating! This sketch challenge is being hosted by Julee on behalf of the release of her new Verve stamps tomorrow. By participating you are entered into a random drawing to win some of those fabulous stamps, and she will be choosing her favorite entry to play along with the verve divas as a guest designer for June! How exciting would that be?! So I broke out some new Verve stamps that I got for my birthday! I chose the set Grateful Elegance, what a fun set to work with. I started by stamping the background in Aquatic Splash, I definately used my stamp-a-ma-jig to align this stamp to make the background. Next I matted this onto black cardstock. I then worked on the focal image, I stamped the flowers in memento tuxedo black and colored them in with copic markers. I really wanted a stem on these flowers, and after looking through my images to find a stem stamp that would work...I didn't come up with much. So, I used my memento tuxedo black marker and drew some stems. Then I matted this onto black cardstock and tied on the black sheer bow. Then to spruce up the flowers I added an adhesive pearl in the centers, and shined them up using diamond glaze. I set this aside to let it dry, and finished up the remainder of the card. I stamped the aqua strip in versamark, matted it with black, and added adhesive pearls. Then I worked on the sentiment, I embossed the aqua cardstock using a new Quickutz embossing folder, cut it out and then stamped the thanks a bunch! Then it was time to assemble, I decided to add a layer of vellum over the background, to give the card a softer look, and attached it with black brads, and glued on the rest of the pieces.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
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Monday, May 11, 2009
That's all for now and probably until the weekend. This is my last week of school!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) So I just am trying to make it through the week! Then I will be doing a lot more posting while I am enjoying my summer vacation!!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
I will post more details tomorrow, I am off to bed. . . . .