Sunday, May 29, 2011

Midnight Madness 105

This sketch is from Priscialla's midnght madness blog.  I colored the image with copics, air brushed the sky with copics also. Cherry Lynn XL stackers for the image and I had to create my own for the blue layer.  Some ribbon and bling from Michaels and K&Co paper and it's done.  Be sure to check out the DT cards on her challenge blog.

Our Daily Bread Design sketch

This beautiful sketch is the challenge this week at ODBD blog.  I kept this very simple so I could use it as a masculine card. I don't have any rope type twine or anything but that would have been good on this card with the anchor in the background.  Be sure to check out the gorgeous card on the blog.
All images are Our Daily Bread Design. Paper are prima and spellbinders and ODBD die cuts.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge butterflies

Our challenge today on Cheery Lynn Blog is butterflies. I just received my order from them and had a blast today with all the new die cuts.  All die cuts are from Cheery Lynn and I love them.  Some bling added to finish the card.

Belli challenge, Tool shed

 Our challenge today at Creative Belli was to dig out those old tools that we never use.  Well I don't have any of those but this old tag was made several years ago at a class and never decorated so I decided it would work.  I know it  was a Tim Holtz class and we sponged colored all over the tag and then sprayed it with glittery spray. I used some flower tags from K&Co and lace, flowers and leaves from Prima and some gorgeous copper embellishments from Flourishes.  Check out the DT Sisters links for more wonderful projects.  Joy HoddenJoan Ervin,  Jessica Stockmeyer,  Anne Harmon,   Beth Norman,   Maria MatterMary Marsh,    Ceal Pritchett,   Robin Parker.  

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Crafty Secrets Black and white

Our challenge on Crafty Secrets this week is to use black and white. I love this stamp set from Crafty Secrets, stamped in memento black, copic marker to edge them, white background and the card is made out of this awesome black with black glitter stripes which don't show in the scan.  The gorgeous gems are from Michaels.  Check out the cards on Split coast they are wonderful.

Sweet Stamps challenge, Medallions

Our challenge over at Sweet stamps is to use her medallion stamps. I combined this with the paper pack from Prima, Moulin Rouge.  I stamped and silver embossed on the papers and then cut out some of the pieces, pop dotted them and added some bling from Michaels.  Check out the gorgeous DT cards on their blog today, there are some beautiful ideas. I'm also using this for the Stamping Sisters in Christ challenge to inspire! Be sure to check out the cards there as well, some gorgeous creations are waiting for you. 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Shine the Light 61

Our shine the light challenge this week on
Our daily bread design is plaid.  I love this new porch image from them, colored with copics and framed with spellbinders. I stamped their image and distressed it with TH distressed ink.  MS butterfly punch and gold peel offs on the corners, pearls added to finish it.

Stamping in Time 35, Textured frames

Our challenge this week is to texturize our frame, I used this frame from Heartfelt Creations, ran it thru the cuttlebug.  The image and saying are from
Our daily bread designs, colored with copics and sponged with TH distressed inks. I cut 1.5 inch squares, cut them on the diagonal for the corners and dropped them in a MS vine border punch.  Fancy tag for the saying and this father's day card is finished. 

Friday, May 20, 2011

Flourishes FTTC118, Flowers and butterflies

Our challenge over at Flourishes was to use a picture for color inspiration and flowers and butterflies.  I chose this lovely vase of flowers , colored with copics and added some die cuts from Marianne designs.  A little bling from Michaels, some prima flowers, fern punch by MS.  Check out the design team over at Flourishes to see some gorgeous work. 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Crafty Secrets Focus on the image

Our challenge this week on Crafty Secrets at Splitcoast is to focus on the image. I love this gorgeous postcard image of theirs.  I cut it out, trimmed it with a silver pen, backed it with some glittery coordinations paper, EK punch for the corners. I added corner and  borders  pretty peel offs and a MS butterfly punch.  Silk ribbon for a double bow and it's done.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Our Daily Bread Recipe

Our recipe this week for Our Daily Bread Designs is 2 die shapes, cuttlebug background, and one sentiment.  I used Spellbinders oval, had to trim just a little off the end to fit under the Heartfelt creations die cut from Spellbinders, stamps are from ODBD.  I colored with copics, used glitter paper for the frame and corners.  MS butterfly punch from the Melissa Frances background paper and gold peel off corners. 

New stamps from Heartfelt Creations

These new stamps from Heartfelt Creations are fantastic.  I've been playing with them this week, copics to color them, distressed inks to antique them. Some die cuts from Cheery Lynn Designs and Spellbinders. Martha Stewart punches with EK Success corners.  Lots of bling from Micahels.   Check out the Bella Rose collection and enjoy!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy Birthday with Sweet stamps tea set

I love this cute teapot and cup from Sweet Stamps.  I'm using it today for several challenges as well.  The sketch is from Priscialla's midnight madness, which I just won an award from, Yeah!!!    It's always so exciting to be chosen for any award!!  The Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge is teapots, cups, anything to do with tea.  I'm using the gorgeous paper from Melissa Frances 5th Ave colection.  Spellbinders die cuts, and new bling from Michaels, they are sticky ropes of glittered butterflies.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Wedding cake card

This card was cased from Carolynn's creative card corner,  She has some gorgeous cards on her blog.   I used her card as a template.  A lady asked if I could make a special card for her grandson's wedding next month and I just loved this idea.  I used some pretty shimmer white paper, cuttlebug, ribbon and the new pearl ropes from Michaels. Flowers and leaves are prima.  EK corner punch and purple heart gems.  The butterfly was in my stash, I think it was one from Michaels also. Lavender star dream paper to finish it.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Some play time

I had some stamping time yesterday and with Blogger down I figured I would make a couple of cards. This one is for my friend whose sister died very young, 55 is way too young!!  I cased the design from Selma's stamping corner and hers was for some fun but I loved her design and layout. I used a Marianne Designable cut and emboss folder from Sweet stamps, an EK border punch down the left side, and for the corners, the stick pin is from Flourishes, Prima flower and leaves with vintage photo distress ink, lots of gems from Michaels. 

This next card is a new stamp I just got from Sweet stamps, vertical pansies, colored with copics, Melissa Frances paper, MS butterfly punch, holographic peel offs over the ribbon and a gold pen to edge everything.  This was done for the sketch challenge this week on Split Coast.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sweet Stamps butterflies and MMSC103

This darling image is from Stacy's Sweet stamps. I colored it with copics and added lots of bling. The pretty pink leaves are from Really Reasonable Ribbon, flowers are prima, DP is Melissa Frances, Marth Stewart butterfly punches and border butterfly punch and pearls and gems from Michaels.

Crafty Secrets Recipe for this card

Our Recipe this week was 1 image, 2 designer papers, 3 embellishments. I used two different papers from Melissa Frances, the background one is from the 5th Ave booklet 6x6 from Flourishes  and the parisian cutout from spellbinders is on another one of her papers but I don't know which group.  The image is of course Crafty Secrets, I LOVE these flowers, I colored it with copics after using a blossom die from Spellbinders,  the flags are spellbinders and Martha Stewart butterfly punch and some bling from Michaels. I used the punch, the gems and the pearls as my embellishments. 

Belli Challenge "S"

Our challenge this week at Creative Belli is to use something with the letter "S". I'm using stripes.  This beautiful orchid image is from Flourishes, colored with copics.  I edged everything with a silver pen, spellbinders ovals, lots of pearls and a Martha Stewart butterfly punch.
Stampin Sisters in Christ is beautiful bling this week also.  Please check out the blogs and my DT sisters listed on the side of my blog. All creations are just gorgeous.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A couple of scenic cards from my retreat

This pretty waterfalls is from Blue Ridge Impressions Rubber Stamps.  The mountains are an old PSX from Ebay and the trees are Stampscapes, bolders are Sutter and the big horn sheep is from an old Stampin up set. I colored and airbrushed this with copic markers on cryogen white paper.  If you want to take some online scenic classes with video to watch and step by step print out directions visit Sandy's blog and contact her for info.  She is a fantastic teacher and you will love her classes.  They are very inexpensive and easy to follow. 
All images on this scene are Stampscapes, stamped on semigloss paper and colored copics and airbrushed.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Scenic stamping week

I hosted a scenic stamping week in my area with 14 gals this week. We had a fabulous time, stamping, laughing and eating!! They stamped from 8am until midnight or later and created some gorgeous scenes.  On these scenes I used stamps from Beeswax for the focal images, the bottom one I filled in on the left side of the falls with a couple of Stampscapes.  The top one is done on semi gloss paper and inks, the lower one is done with copics and cryogen paper.  Our retreat was fantastic and I think we all needed to laugh that much after the horrible winter and flooding this spring. It was great therapy. 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

No cards today

I'm hosting this fantastic week of Scenic Stamping for about 14 gals.  We are stamping our little fingers out like crazy and having a fabulous time.  Lots of laughing, learning and eating!!  I will post some of efforts this weekend. Have a wonderful week and happy stamping.