Saturday, March 31, 2012

Pastel card

I made this card using an embossing folder by Sizzix, cardstock by Recollections, patterned paper by Three bugs in a Rug, stamp by Stampin Up, ink by CTMH and Colorbox/Clearsnap and flowers by Martha Stewart. Flower punches are by Marvy and Creative Memories.
Thanks for looking.



Challenges:
http://mymumscraftshopchallenges.blogspot.com/-Use a rubber stamp {sentiment}





BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

CHALK-AH-LOT BLOG HOP Starts Tuesday April 3 and runs until April 5. Fabulous prizes to be won and some awesome DT samples using the powdered chalks which you can purchase HERE

If you click on Chalk challenge special you will see that you can purchase 4 regular chalks for $6.00. These chalks are fabulous to play with. I find myself reaching for them over and over again. So join us on Tuesday and hop along for your chance at some prizes chalk included.


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Pink and black TY

I am totally brain dead today. All the life has been sucked out of me. I think the only way to get back to "normal" is to make cards for the rest of the night. lol
Here's one I made this month. Thanks for looking.


http://www.bellichallenge.blogspot.com/-3 shapes {circle, square and rectangle}
http://wishcraftcards.blogspot.com/-Waste not {The SEI chipboard has been in my stash for years}



Wednesday, March 28, 2012

For you Card

I made this card to open from the top. The background and sentiment stamps are by Fiskars. The papers are by Recollections and Sunborn. Ink by Tsukineko, flower rosette die cut by Tim Holtz, flower punch by Marvy and stickers are unknown.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look:)





Monday, March 26, 2012

Manly Monday

This week's Manly Monday post is for Dad. It could be used as a Father's Day card or birthday or whatever.
Supplies:
Stamp-Maya Road
bottle-Jolee's
embossing -Sizzix
patterned paper-Basic Grey
cardstock - Recollections
ink-Colorbox/Clearsnap
&
Ranger Industries
rub-on - The Paper Studio
Brads-CTMH
Thanks for looking:)





Challenges


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot Challenge #6


This week at Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe the challenge is ANYTHINGS GOES w/ CHALK.
Powdered chalks can be found HERE and crab stamp can be found HERE

Supplies:
Basic Grey patterned paper
cardstock by CGull and Recollections
ribbon by Doodlebug and Offray
Ink by Versa Mark
Embossing powder by Stampendous
Die cuts by Spellbinders
sentiment by Cricut Don Juan cartridge using Design studio to weld the letters together
Gems by Imaginisce and The Paper Co
Thanks for looking.


I combined my grey powdered chalk with paint and then painted the crab image. I know crabs aren't grey but with the rest of the card showcasing red, it worked for me. I hope you like it.


Challenges:
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com/ -anything goes
http://paperplaytime.blogspot.com/ -Card for a guy with a sentiment
http://liastampz.blogspot.com/ (13)-Anything goes & add a sentiment
Thank you to all the DT members that leave nice comments. They are very appreciated. I know it's time consuming for you but it's something I really look forward to reading.





Robyn's Fetish Challenge #100

This week at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge the challenge is Kids cards
We are sponsored by Digi Darla's Digital stamp club.
I used Basic Grey patterned paper, tickets by K & Co, colored in using Copic markers, die cut by Spellbinders and cardstock by Recollections.
Thanks for looking.


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Pink and Grey card

My card's supplies:

Die cut - Spellbinders
patterned paper  - very old/unknown
ribbon - Queen and Co
Flower (pink)-Prima
Flower (grey) - Recollections
ink - Ranger
stamp - Fiskars

Thanks for looking.


Challenges:
http://cceestampers.blogspot.com/ -Focus on a sentiment


Friday, March 23, 2012

Thinking of you

A Thinking of You card. Patterned paper by Bo Bunny, Daisy D's and Making Memories. Cardstock by Recollections. Flowers by Petaloo. rub on by Kaisercraft. Die cuts by Spellbinders.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thank You card

A quick and easy Thank you card today. The papers are by Making Memories. I dry embossed the top with a Tim Holtz embossing folder by Sizzix. The doily die cut is by Martha Stewart and sticker inside by American Crafts. The ribbon is by Studio G. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look:)


Challenges:
http://cceestampers.blogspot.com/ -Focus on a sentiment

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Pink Thinking of you

A quick pink card for you today. The background stamp is by Hero Arts and the sentiment stamp is by Stamp N plus Scrap N. The scallop circle die cut and border are by Spellbinders and the label the sentiment is on  is by Cricut. Ink by Stampin Up, Colorbox and Ranger. Patterned paper by Making Memories with cardstock by Recollections, Hobby Lobby and Sunborn. 

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.


Challenges:

Monday, March 19, 2012

Manly Monday


Funny thing about posting to your blog-you have to take the pictures off your camera. Who would have thought?
This week I used wrapping paper and Mod Podge to create my card. I crippled the paper because it already had creases in the middle of the map and then smoothed it back out using the MP. The label is from Martha Stewart and the rub on by The Paper Studio. Cardstock be Recollections.

PS My husband didn't think the ribbon was very manly but I chose to post it anyway.
Thanks for looking



Challenges:
scrapitgirl-Going green by recycling (wrapping paper)



Sunday, March 18, 2012

One Stitch at a Time #105

This weeks One Stitch at a time challenge is Girly. My image is by CutenToonz.
I paper pieced her dress using patterned papers by Recollections. The flower paper and matte paper is by Sunborn and the darker color for the border is by Creative Memories. The punch is by Stampin Up and the flowers by Prima. The sentiment is by Hero Arts and the ink by Colorbox. I used Copic markers to color in the rest of the image. Thanks for looking.



Challenges:
http://celebratetheoccasion.blogspot.com/ -Any occasion with metal (brads)

Chalk-Ah-Lot Challenge #6b


This week at Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe the challenge is
Anything goes with powdered chalk from Stamp N plus Scrap N
Chalks can be found HERE and stamps can be found HERE

The powdered chalk special is still going on. It is 4 chalks for $6.00 plus S&H. You get to pick the colors you want- excluding metallic and stardust chalks. There are so many to choose from I used Lime green on the leaves of this card and a mixture of pinks on the flowers. That's another great thing about these chalks is you can mix the colors to create a color that is one of a kind.

For this card I used the powdered chalk mixed with paint to color in the image. The twine is from We R Memory Keepers and the Stickles from Ranger Industries. The green paper is by DCWV however Idk the other papers makers. All stamps are by Stamp N Plus Scrap N.

Thanks for looking.


Challenges:

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #99

This week at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge the challenge is to make an easel card. You can find instructions on how to make an easel card HERE. They are not that hard to make and are very fun to look at. You should give it a try. 
We were sponsored by Fred She Said. They have the most beautiful images. Check them out.
For my card I used distressing inks to color in my bird and flowers. I used watercolor paper by Hobby Lobby and then used a Spellbinders die to cut out the flowers. I embossed it as well. The bird I fussy cut it after painting it.
The yellow paper is by CGull. I used a Hero Arts background stamp and yellow ink by CTMH to give it a little pattern but not too much that would take away from the digi's.
The pink carstock is by Recollections and the card base is by Halcraft. The sentiment is a SRM sticker.
Thanks for looking.


Challenges:
http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/ -Using stamps for a background



Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St Patrick's Day

I have a few cards to show you but not much to say about them. I am busy creating stuff and need to get off the computer and get back to it. Thanks for looking.
The image for this first card is by The Stamping Boutique




Friday, March 16, 2012

St Patrick's Day card

I have a St Patrick's day card to share today. The image is by The Stamping Boutique I colored in the image using my Copic markers and then used a few Spellbinders dies to matte it. The background of the card is a border stamp that I stamp multiple times to give the look of a background stamp. I then put Liquid Pearls (Platinum) in the circle part of the design. 
Thanks for looking.


Challenges:
http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/ -Use stamps to make a background



Thursday, March 15, 2012

Christmas Cards all year Round Mid month reminder

Don't forget to start up on those Christmas cards and then link them to Christmas cards all Year Round.
Here is another card I made for the challenge of making your card green and using two pieces of patterned paper. Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Butterfly sympathy card

Not much to say today. I hope you are all having a good week and are crafting your hearts out.
The Spellbinders die cut is stamped, heat embossed and then inked with distressing ink. I sprayed it with perfect pearls and water. The butterfly is colored in using Copic markers. Thanks for looking.



Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Paper Piecing

I love this technique but tend to forget about it. This Lawn Fawn stamp is perfect for paper piecing. There is this ONE with the bathing suits that would be great too.
For this card I used patterned paper by Reminsce (flowers) and the other I think is by K and Co. Cardstock by Recollections and Hobby Lobby. Ink by Memento. Die cut and border by Spellbinders.
Thanks for looking



Challenges:
Corrosive Challenge-Paper Piecing
Fairy Tale challenge-Paper Piecing
Stamp and create-Paper Piecing




It's fun to paper piece with digital stamps too. Just print the same digi (at the same size) on the patterned paper you want something to be. It looks awesome when you do it with clothes like a top and pants. See my card below. I used cardstock as the top and not a very good print for the pants. But live and learn. I've previously posted this card but wanted to show the fun of paper piecing with digital stamps too. Thanks for looking.



Monday, March 12, 2012

Manly Monday

This week's Manly Monday is a found treasure within the deepest part of my craft room. Whe I use to go to crops and retreats I would use other ladies cartridges and stamps to use for later. This airplane is one of those creations. I have no idea where it came from but it was so cute I had to use it for a congratulations card. The sentiment sticker is by SRM and Cardstock by Sunborn. The card base is by Halcraft. The patterned paper is really old as well and therefore I don't have a manufacturer for it. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Challenges:


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot Challenge #5


This is the 2nd week at Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe where the challenge is Chalk mixed with Glue.
Chalks can be found HERE and stamps can be found HERE
This fun sentiment from my Cricut was perfect for the frog stamp. It can be found on the Wild Card cartridge under shift phrases of the tweety card. (page 47 in the handbook)
Thanks for looking.


Challenges:
Thanks for stopping by.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #98

This week at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge the theme is Easter and we are being sponsored by Robyn's Fetish. Thanks for looking.


Challenges:
http://justsomelinesblog.blogspot.com/-2 items at least 6 months old
{which are the Making Memories corner stickers and Happy Easter sticker}

I have used this card base before. But I liked the egg for an Easter layout instead. I took it apart and made the one above. Way to be green:)


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Bird-day party

My mom bought me this stamp set by Layers of Color called birdday party. I've never had a stamp set by them before. I think they are nice and wanted to show you a card I made using it. 
For this card I just used the sentiment stamp from the set. It goes great with the embossing folder by Provo Craft. To get the embossed areas different colors I used Smooch ink by Clearsnap. I used different shades of green to give a shadow affect along with some dots of purple mixed in there. 
Thanks for looking.



Challenges:
http://mymumscraftshopchallenges.blogspot.com/-Spring
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/-Happy Birthday (not sure this qualifies for this challenge)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

New technique

I made this card using the Velveteen technique by the amazing Sheri Carroll and then posted it in Hero Arts Flickr group for March's contest. It turned out so pretty I thought I should share it here. 
Supplies:
Flowers, label and sentiment stamps by Hero Arts
Background stamp and smallest flower stamp by Fiskars
ink by Close to my Heart and Stampin Up
Cardstock by Recollections
die cut by Spellbinders
Thanks for looking


Challenges:
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com/-Favorite things {learning new techniques}

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Purple Sympathy

Quick post here. I just wanted to show you another one of the sympathy cards I made this weekend. The flower stamp is colored in with Copic Markers. The sentiment is a rub on by Kaisercraft. Thanks for looking.


Challenges:
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.com/-Glitter (Stickles on the flowers)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Shaped card

I made a bunch of sympathy cards for someone to buy recently. This shaped card was one of them. I used my Cuttlebug and Spellbinders die to make the card and then I just dug in my box of die cuts to layer whatever I could find. Stamped sentiment is by Hero Arts and flower stamp by Imaginisce. The ink on the flower is by Colorbox and the clear embossing powder is by Stampendous. Thanks for looking.



I made this card for the following challenges 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Manly Monday

This week's Manly Monday card is for a cousin of my husbands for his birthday. Him and his wife are camping people so I thought this canoe was fun twist to their hobby. The stamps are by Close to my Heart, patterned paper by Stampin' Up and Little Yellow Bicycle, cardstock by Hobby Lobby and Oriental Trading Co, floss by Karen Foster and ink by Stampin' Up.  I inked the edges of the cardstock with a distressing tool. Thanks for looking. 


http://www.cardcupids.org/blog/-Birthday card for boys

Sunday, March 4, 2012

One Stitch at a Time #103

This week's challenge at One Stitch at a Time is to recycle. I chose to recycle this packaging from some rub ons by using my Tim Holtz alcohol inks to make the surface the same colors as my patterned paper and my colored in image.


Using my Cricut I cut the marquee shaped die cut to go behind the Spellbinders die cut with the image on it. I also used a piece of the packaging for the sentiment. Staz on ink worked well on this glossy surface. My image is by Stitchy Stamps. She has the cutest Easter stamp right on the first page.


Other supplies:
Copic markers
Stickles by Ranger
ribbon by Michael's and Stampin Up
patterned paper by Provo Craft
Card base by Recollections
Thanks for looking


Chalk-Ah-Lot Challenge #5

The winner of my blog hop prize is Barbara!
My Photo
Who said this:
Hi Cindy, I am now a new follower. I enjoyed visiting your blog. Love the darling bunny. The chalk appears to give it some texture..nice. thanks for sharing with us. 
Congrats!!


This week at Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe the challenge is
Chalk with Glue
Powdered Chalks can be found HERE and the stamp I used can be found HERE
I combined chalk with glue last week to make my background.
You can see the step by step pictures HERE.

For this weeks card I used the color Stardust with the glue and painted it over the reddish colored paper. It gave it a fun sheen look. I like it. For the stamp I used the powdered chalk with water. That flesh color is awesome for skin tones.  Don't you think?


Other Supplies:
Patterned paper by Making Memories
Cardstock by Recollections
letter stickers by Cosmo Cricket
die cuts by Spellbinders
mist by Tattered Angels

Thanks for looking.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #97

This week at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge our theme is Cupcakes. We are sponsored by Limited Runs Digital stamps. They have a ton of fun cupcake images. You must check them out. I got the apple cupcake and had fun coloring it in with my Copic markers. The pink die cut I made using alcohol ink on glossy paper. I used some of my Copic marker refill ink to get just the right color to match the image. I then cut the die cut using my Cricut and the Storybook cartridge.
The background stamp is by Hero Arts and I heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I then used my distressing tool and Sugar Spun distressing ink to give it a pink hue. 
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great Sunday.


Challenge:

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Christmas Cards all year Round

With all the exciting things going on this week I completely forgot to post my Christmas cards on the 1st. I do apologize.  This months challenge is Green and use two different green patterned papers. 
Stop by the BLOG to see a great rule change. 
Thanks for stopping by.


patterned paper by Hot off the Press
cardstock by Recollections
ribbon by Oriental Trading Co
sentiment sticker by K and Co
die cut by Spellbinders
ink and Stickles by Ranger
embossing folder by Provo Craft
The image is a digital stamp but Idk who it is by. If anyone recognizes it leave me a comment where I can give the credit.


patterned paper by Making Memories
Joy stamp by Unity is stamped with Colorbox inks and heat embossed with clear embossing powder
The tree stamp is by Clear Dollar Stamps and it was stamped with Versa Mark ink and embossed with white embossing powder
both embossing powders are by Stampendous
die cut by Spellbinders
punches by Creative Memories
cardstock by Recollections


patterned paper and sentiment by K and Co
ribbon by Hobby Lobby
recycled an old card for the mattes around Santa and the sentiment.



Santa is patterned paper by the scrapbook calendar people. I didn't get one for Christmas last year and can't remember who makes them. If you know shout it out.