Sunday, June 27, 2010

Embellish Magazine Challenge

Here is a card I created for Embellish Magazine's Color Challenge.  The challenge was to create a card using 
peach, cream, green and yellow.  One also has to incorporate a baby theme. Play along until July 1st.  Enjoy!

Carstock: Bazzill 
DP:  Basic Grey (Olivia)
Punch:  Fiskars (scallop) and EK (Circle Punch)
Rub Ons: Doodlebug
Ribbon: Michale's Back to Basics
Pen:  Inkessentials 
Corner Rounder:  We R Memory Keepers

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge

Today's post features a card I made for the Mojo Monday blog.

For this card, I used my new Unity June KOM.  The stamp features lots of butterflies inside a tree top.  In order to stick with my patterned paper colors, I chose to use Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  (Love this color!)
I also stamped the sentiment in the same color and used my Copic markers to color a few of the detailed butterflies (which was stamped twice) and the heart in the sentiment.

Patterned papers are from Basic Grey's Cappella line.
Supplies Used: 
Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink 
Stamps:  Unity Stamp Co. (June KOM) Paper Salon (tab)
DP:  Basic Grey (Cappella)
Ink: Distress Ink (Pumice Stone) 
Copic Markers
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder:  Swiss Dot
Jute, Corner Rounder and Brad Gems (Making Memories), Scallop Punch:  Fiskars 

Thursday, June 17, 2010

2 Sketches 4 You-Laura's Sketch 54

Check out the new sketch posted at 2 Sketches 4 You.

I hope to take the kids strawberry picking tomorrow. It is the season for picking yummy things to eat!  I thought this stamp from Unity was very fitting.

For my card creation, I turned the sketch slightly and added a square element along with a rectangular one.  I REALLY wanted to use the strawberry image and well IT IS SQUARE!

The stamp, sentiment and stamped pattern are from Unity's KOM (May).    I have going a bit gaga over October Afternoon's papers and the stripes are from their Road Trip Line.  I purchased this paper for the polka dots on the back, but ended up using the striped instead.  Enjoy!

Cardstock:  Bazzill (Orange Peel Texture) and Papertrey Ink
DP:  October Afternoon (Road Trip)
Stamps:  Unity Stamps (May KOM) 
Ink:  Momento (Tuxedo Black), Distress Ink (Old Paper) and Barn Door Red 
Copic Markers
Bazzill Edger (white)
Ribbon:  Michael's Basics
Corner Rounder:  We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Monday, June 14, 2010

Embellish Magazine Color Challenge

Embellish Magazine has a great color challenge posted.  Use the three colors (coral, brown and yellow) along with a label and create something!

The card I created uses papers and a label tab from The Thrift Store by October Afternoon. I love the simplicity of the paper along with the sentiment and tab.  The sentiment is from Unity Stamps KOM (April).

Check out Embellish Magazine's challenge and link up before June 17th to play along!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink
DP:  October Afternoon (The Thrift Store) and Tab
Ink:  VersaMagic (Java), Distress Ink
Punch:  Fiskars (Scallop) and We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper)
Copic Markers
Ribbon: Michael's

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

2 Sketches 4 You-Kazan's Sketch 54

Summer is in full swing at our house.  Both kids are done with school and I'm trying to think of what to do with them.
Fortunately, I have found some time to participate in a few card challenges.  I just love the sketch featured at 2 Sketches 4 You!
My card uses paper from Cosmo Cricket (Garden Variety) along with stamps from My Favorite Things.  Don't you just love the sentiment?  (Gardener's Know the Best Dirt!)
My garden this year is off to a roaring start.  Hopefully, I can make more use of this paper line on my scrapbook pages!  Hope you enjoy!

Cardstock:  DMD and Papertry Ink
DP:  Cosmo Cricket -Garden Variety
Ink:  Distress Ink  (Worn Corduroy and Broken Glass), Momento Ink (Tuxedo Black) and Versa Magic (Java)
Copic Markers
Punch/Dies:  Fiskars and Nestabilities (Small Oval)
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Ribbon:  Michael's
Corner Rounder:  Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Other:  Button and Twine)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sending You A Little Happy


My card today used my Unity May KOM stamps.  It has been almost an entire year since I started my KOM membership.  In my opinion, the stamps just keep getting better.
For this card, I made use of my October Afternoon The Thrift Store collection.  I can't get enough of this paper.

I stamped the main image in Tuxedo Black Momento ink and added additional color with my Copic markers.
I accomplished the distress look with my ink blending tool from Ranger with my Worn Courdory Distress ink.

The semtiment was stamped in Java Versa Magic ink.

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
DP:  October Afternoon (the Thrift Store) 
Ink:  Momento, Distress Ink 
Corner Rounder:  We R Memory Keepers
Punch:  Fiskars
Flowers:  Prima

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Butterfly Thank You

Today's post features cards I created using dolies.  I love the look of all the stamped backgrounds using this type of image; however, I have not wanted to lay down the money for such an image.
So to save a few dollars, I purchsed some Wilton dolies from Michael's.

In order to add to the doily, I added a few simple butterflies from my Hero Arts Antique Engravings stamps.

I first stamped the butterflies with Pumice Stone Distress Ink directly on the doily.  I then stamped the main image on Papertrey Ink's paper and colored it with my Copic markers.  I also did some additionally inking around the card base with my inking tool  in Pumice Stone as well.

Other Supplies:

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  Hero Arts (Antique Engravings) Thanks You Sentiment
Ink:  Momento (tuxedo) and Distress Ink (pumice stone)
Copic Markers
Pearls:  Hero Arts
Corners Rounder:  We R Memory Keepers
Other: Doily (Wilton)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Hero Reverse Image

Here is a card I created using one of the new Hero Arts reverse cling images.  I love the unique look of the reverse images.
For this card, I used distress ink in broken glass along with clear embossing powder.  Even though distress ink is a dye ink, it can be used to emboss because the ink stays wet for a longer period of time.
After I embossed the image, I colored the open areas with my Copic markers.  I then inked the edges a little more with Saphire distress ink.
Papers are from October Afternoon (The Thrift Store).  Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Flower Picks-Teacher Gifts

I thought I would share what I'm giving to my kid's teachers this year.  Each year I try to think of something handmade and school-themed.  This year I decided to make  flower picks.

I created these flower picks with some school-themed papers from October Afternoon.  As you can imagine, I love all the vintage images.  Who can resist vintage report cards, flash cards and details from days of long ago?      

I simply added papers, punched elements and did a little stamping, inking and coloring.  After adding a skewer to the back with some Scor-It Tape I was finished. Hope you enjoy!

Supplies Used:
DP:  October Afternoon
Punch:  Marvy (scallop) Stampin Up (notebook punch) Fiskars (scallop)
Stamps: Hero Arts (Thanks)
Ribbon:  Michaels (Back to Basics)
Ink: Distress Ink, Versa Mark and Copic Markers