Friday, October 30, 2009

Copic Color Challenge Week 37

Greetings! Today's post features a card made for the Copic Color Challenge blog. Each week, the designers leave three colors to use on your creations. This week the colors are: Sand (E33), Yellowish Green (YG06) and Blush (R20). You don't have to use the exact colors, but something close, to achieve the same "look".

For the challenge, I created a card using papers from the new line from Basic Grey (Nook and Pantry). I incorporated some stitching and ribbon. My image and sentiment are from Unity Stamp Co. I also used: Coluzzle (oval template), Cuttlebug (embossing folder), ticket punch from Stampin' Up and Distress Inks/Momento. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Kazan's Sketch 38 - 2 Sketches 4 You

Greetings! Here is my post for the sketch of the week. I like how this sketch combines both squares and circles. (I always try to add some round elements to my cards and pages.)

I used my trusty Unity stamps (KOM October) on this card. Unity Stamp Co. has some great deals through October 31st. They are offering their newest stamp sets for only $3.10 with an additional purchase. Check it our here.

I also incorporated papers from Basic Grey (nook and pantry), Copic marker coloring and some stitching. I even used Diamond Glaze on the eyes of the owl. Also used: ribbon from May Arts, Cuttlebug embossing die, and goggle eyes. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sock Monkey: Unity Stamps

Greetings! Today's post features one of the stamps from Unity's October KOM.
This little sock monkey is so cute. I made the card for my father-in -law (he loves monkeys).

Last Sunday, he suffered a mild stroke and has since been going through several tests to see what they next step might entail.

Products Used:
Unity Stamps (KOM) (monkey and sentiment)
Copic Markers
EK Success Punch
Oval Template from Coluzzle
Ribbon from Your's Truly Archiver's
Rain Dots from Cloud 9


Monday, October 26, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness..Fight Like A Girl

Greetings! I have some fun new things for you to try today. I have discovered the wonder and space-saving beauty of digital stamps. Several companies offer digital options; downloading images, and saving them in a file on your computer, and finally, printing them on your personal printer and paper of choice. The company Whimsie Doodles has an image for breast cancer awareness month. It is called Fight Like A Girl. If you downloaded the image before the 23rd, it was free, so I tried it out and WOW I just love it!

The image came with the girl sporting her pink ribbon shirt, a handkerchief head wrap and the sentiment Fight Like A Girl. (i just love her little boxing gloves).

Product Used:
Papers: stemma
oval cutter: coluzzle
inkessential pen
scallop punch
ticket corner punch
pink tulle
Copic markers

I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

There's A Spider on the Floor on the Floor

Greetings! So excited to show you the spiders I created! I found this idea on a Stampin' Up demonstrator's blog. Super easy and quick!
Here is what you'll need to create your own:

Med size scalloped punch (i used the blue scallop from Marvy) 2 black scallops
Stampin Up Photo Corner Punch (this punch has two sizes in one)
1/2" circle punch and 3/4 inch punch (white paper for bigger size eyeball and black for smaller)
and red cardstock for the 3/4 nose.
Adhesive for holding spider together.
Peppermint Patties

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Laura's Sketch 37-2 Sketches 4 You


Today's post features a sketch from the 2Sketches4 You team. I went with a Halloween theme for my card. I used stamps from Stampendous and lots of coloring with my Copic markers. I added stitching with my machine and a bow to finish it off.

Papers: Basic Grey Ribbon: May Arts

I have some new goodies to share with you in the next few days so come back and visit soon!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Unity Challenge Week 5

Greetings! Here with another Unity Challenge. This week's assignment: create a card using something from around your home that you would not typically use in paper crafting.

After much thought I came up with bon bon candy wrappers. I used them as background paper as well as matting for my image.

I also incorporated some Basic Grey (Indian Summer) patterned paper as well as a BINGO card and some stitching. Images are from Unity (of course) and I did some coloring with my Copic markers.

Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Give Me The Candy Or Else

Greetings! Fall is here and no time than the present to make Halloween cards! Today's post features the Archiver's exclusive stamps from Stampendous. In this pack you receive, a Dracula, Kitty, two sentiments and a tiny candy corn image. I used my Quickutz nesting die, paper piercing tool, Copic markers, flock, pumpkin flocked embellishment, Cuttlebug folder, EK punch and FINALLY some ribbon. Lots of product and lots for lots of fun. ENJOY!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Laura's Sketch 36

Greetings! Yet another gloomy day here in Minnesota. A great day for making cards! Today my post features a great sketch from the ladies at 2Sketches4You.
Here is how to create yours:
Cut card stock to 4.25X5.5.
Next cut Basic Grey pattern papers to 4x2.5 and 4x4.
Scallop cut the bottom paper.
Stamp sentiment onto ribbon (with Stazon) and add lace on either side of ribbon with a glue dot.
Stamp fish bowl image (from Unity Stamps) Punch out scallop shape.
Color with Copic markers and add Diamond glaze to bowl.
Punch 3/4 inch circles and cover with Smooch Pearlized Ink, stamp heart image.
Add pop-dots to main image and heart circles.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Kazan's Sketch 36

Greetings! Here is another fun card sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You. I love having the chance to concentrate on the layout of my cards vs. the product and their challenges allow you to do just that.
On this card, I have used the new Jenni Bowlin papers which I love so very much. They are VINTAGE to the max! I have also used stamps and sentiment from Unity Stamps. I love altering the look of buttons. Buttons can be easily altered by simple adding some Diamond Glaze or Glossy Accents on the back of the button and cutting around the edge of your paper of choice. Hope you enjoy!