Monday, April 30, 2012

Manly Monday


It's been crazy in my little world lately. I'm so busy with family, DT issues and going all over the place for work that I'm just happy to be sitting at my computer right now. I would pre-post things but stupid blogger won't post things when I schedule them! Makes me angry when things don't work right. 
Anyway, I made this graduation card to sell at the shop down the street and wanted to share it with you. I found buying 12x12 paper for cards to be too much. It's hard for me to make 6 cards with the same paper. I bought this piece of 8 1/2 x 11 graduation patterned paper and loved making 4 cards from it. Over the next month or so I will share those cards with you here on Manly Monday.

Paper by The Paper Studio
Die cut by Creative Memories (grad cap) and Cricut (circles)
Text stamp by Hero Arts
Ink by Tsukineko
Gold paper by Creative Memories
Cardstock by Pioneer and Recollections.
Thanks for looking.


Challenges:


Sunday, April 29, 2012

One Stitch at a Time


This week at One Stitch at a Time our challenge is Here comes Summer. We are sponsored by Creative Craft World who will award 3 Pro-markers to the winner that uses an image from the Stitchy Bear Store. My image is by Stitchy and reminds me of summer time at our cottage.We love watching the humming birds in front of our big picture window.
I colored my image in using Copic markers and the used a Spellbinders die to create the shape. I inked the inside of the die cut using my blending tool and distressing ink by Ranger Industries.The background stamp is by Hero Arts, which I heat embossed using ink by Versa Mark and embossing powder by Stampendous. The sentiment stamps are by Unity Stamp Co and Layers of Color. The ink is by Tsukineko. Paper by Recollections, Provo Craft, Cyrogen, and Coredinations. The corrugated paper was something I picked up at Meijer and of course don't know who makes it. 




The Robyn's Fetish Challenge #105

This will be my last post for The Robyn's Fetish Challenge. I decided to step down as design team member. I've been so busy doing other projects that I needed to let something go. This weeks challenge is cards for a new baby and we are sponsored by Crafty Pad Designs.
I used the rocking horse image our sponsor provided along with a sentiment stamp by Unity Stamp Co. The image is colored in using distressing inks by Ranger and water. Use a fine tip paint brush to apply color. The die cut is by Spellbinders and the embossing folder is by Cuttlebug/Provo Craft. Paper by Bazzill, Strathmore, Creative memories and Making Memories. Stick by EK Success.
Thanks for looking.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

CAS Mother's Day card

I am showing a clean and simple card today. I rather like the CAS look sometimes. I used a stamp technique by Hero Arts on the background paper. You can see it HERE. The sentiment is a new 2012 Hero Arts stamp set that I had to have. Ribbon by Stampin Up, pink embossed paper by Recollections, purple paper by Making Memories, ink by Stampin Up and die cut by Spellbinders.
Thanks for looking.


Challenges:
http://lexiscreations.blogspot.com/-Use punches or dies #63

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Flower birthday

I found this stamp within my stuff and that how pretty it would look if I painted it with chalk and paint mixed together. So I did the petals using Stardust and the center using both yellows. You can find the powdered chalk HERE
The yellow background paper is an oldie that I dug up but the red patterned paper is new by Bazzill. My scallop circle dies are by Spellbinders and the label die is by Martha Stewart. Sentiment stamp is by The Paper Co and I used Memento black ink on both. Red eyelet is by Making Memories and yellow ribbon is by Offray. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my bright card.

Challenges:
http://lexiscreations.blogspot.com/-Use your punches or dies #63
http://paperplaytime.blogspot.com/-Say it with sentiments birthday card #72
http://www.theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com/-photo inspiration use lace or ribbon plus flowers #111


Monday, April 23, 2012

Manly Monday

I'm starting to make Father's Day cards for the store that I sell my cards at. I saw this Unity stamp on sale at Two Peas and had to have it. 
I colored it in using distressing inks and water. The background of the strip of paper across the center was made using a wax paper technique. It gives the card great texture. The sentiment stamp is by Hero Arts.
Thanks for looking.


Challenges:
http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.com/-Something New (Both stamps are new)


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe Challenge #8


We are in our second week at Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe of challenge #8 which is use powdered chalk with a stipple brush. I did this over a heat embossed stamped image using the metallic chalk silver. 
For the background with the stars I used paint and chalk as my ink using it to stamp the stars for a night time look.

All Stamps by Stamp N Plus Scrap N can be found HERE

For the Castle stamp #J2022
For the filled in star stamp #S973
For the outline star stamp #S880

Powdered chalks can be found HERE.

Check out our stamp blog for monthly challenges HERE

Thanks for looking.




The Robyn's Fetish Challenge #104

I don't get what is up with Blogger. I schedule stuff and it doesn't publish. Is anyone else having this trouble? Is there something I am missing?
This week at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge we are sponsored by Heart Song Designs and our challenge is pastel colors only. I hope you will play along. Thanks for looking.


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Watering can card

I have another thank you card to share today. The stamps are by Stamp N plus Scrap N and I colored the image in with powdered chalk and paint. For the top part of the card I inked up my embossing folder and ran it through the Cuttlebug. For the lace in the middle I put Creative Memories tape down and then twisted the lace adhering it to the tape at the same time. The ink I used for the card is distressing ink by Ranger Industries. Thanks for looking.


Challenges:
http://prairiefairyfridays.blogspot.com/-Anything goes with flowers


Celebrate

I made a fun any occasion card using up some old product and combining it with some new. The patterned paper is by Making Memories and the blue paper is by Scrap Works. The off white paper is by Sunborn. Die cuts by Spellbinders, border by Spellbinders and pearls by Want2scrap. The lacy sticker at the bottom is probably from the 90's and it's by Mrs Grossman's. The stamp and ink are by Close to my Heart. The key chipboard is by Tim Holtz and the flower chipboard is by Stampin Up. I painted them with silver paint by Plaid. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at what I have been working on.



Challenges:


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thanks a Melon

I made this card using Unity stamps the watermelon and the text on the flower. I colored in the watermelon with Copic markers. I made the label die cut and border using Spellbinders dies and the sentiment die cut was cut out by my Circut using Just Because Cards. I made the title sparkle by adding Martha Stewart glitter glue. The patterned papers are by Scenic Route (green) and Bazzill (red hounds tooth). Cardstock by Provo Craft, The Paper Studio and Recollections. Rhinestone by The Paper Studio.
Thanks for looking



Challenges:
http://paperminutes.blogspot.com/-Lastest new stamp (both)
http://useittuesday.blogspot.com/-Anything goes (green paper is very old and been in my stash for years.)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Congratulations card

Today's card/photo has lines from the screen on it but it still looks good. I used stamps from Hero Arts (Circles), Clear Dollar Stamps (cross) and Fiskars (sentiment). I adore this color combo and find myself using it over and over again. Thanks for looking.

Challenges:


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Chevron card

Chevron is all the rage right now so I thought I would use my powdered chalk with paint and make the pattern using my Spellbinders edgebilities. Flower is by Sassafras and little drops are by Cloud nine. The powdered chalk and the stamp is by Stamp N Plus Scrap N. I got the idea for the design of the card from Jennifer McGuire HERE.
Thanks for looking.


http://sugarcreekhollow.blogspot.com/-Die Cuts (spellbinders edges)
http://useittuesday.blogspot.com/-Anything goes (my use it products are the pink beads and the flower)
http://lexiscreations.blogspot.com/-Use your punches or dies (spellbinders dies)



Sunday, April 15, 2012

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #103

The challenge this week at The Robyn's Fetish challenge is Spring image card. We are sponsored by Bearly Mine Designs (patterned paper) and by Robyn's Fetish digital stamps (Birdie).
The tree branch is by Cricut's cartridge Picturesque, die cut by Spellbinders, colored in with Ranger distressing ink and stamps for the sentiment by Lawn Fawn.
Thanks for looking.


Christmas Cards all year Round Mid Month reminder

This month at Christmas Cards all year Round our inspiration comes from this photo:


Make a card using any of the aspects of this photo as your guide and post at the CCAYR blog. This is a great way to get those Christmas cards started and ready for Christmas 2012. 
My card today is a little bit of everything. I used the oval shape for my sentiment (die cut by Spellbinder, glitter frame by K & Co, ink by Stampin Up and stamp by Hero Arts), the yellow and red combination in my patterned paper (yellow paper is very old by Provo Craft and red paper and ribbon are by Stampin Up) and the detail of the red patterned paper correlates to the detail on the eggs (border by Spellbinders).
I hope you will join us this month at CCAYR for our photo inspiration challenge. There are only 14 people in so far and the prize is fabulous. Take a look HERE.

Thanks for looking. 



Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe Challenge #8

This week at Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe the challenge is to use powdered chalk with a stipple brush. I used the chalk with a little bit of paint on the paper that has the sentiment on it. 
Powdered chalks can be purchased HERE 


One Stitch at a Time Challenge #109

This week at One Stitch at a Time the challenge is to make something bright. I created my card using an image by Stitchy and when I first chose this image I must not have had my glasses on. Once it was sent to me I noticed it had witches hats on top of the cupcakes indicating it was a Halloween image. Another classic duh moment for me but I wasn't going to ask for another image because I rather liked the challenge of making it not a Halloween card. 
I colored my image in using Copic markers and topped the cupcakes off with rhinestones by Imaginisce. I love how it turned out and think it goes to show that just because an image is intended for one thing you can make it your own and use it for something else. 
The rest of my card consists of patterned paper by K&i Memories and Making Memories, glitter paper by DCWV, cardstock by Recollections and Making Memories, Flower ribbon by American Crafts, die cut (scallop circle and border) by Spellbinders, stamp by Fiskars and ink by Ranger Industries
I showed my husband this card and said "Do you think this is bright enough?" He gave me the look like are you serious?
Thanks for looking. 


Challenges:
http://mymumscraftshopchallenges.blogspot.com/-Celebration {birthday celebration}
http://rubysrainbow.blogspot.com/-Birthday cake {How about cupcakes?}
http://doyoustackup.blogspot.com/-#67 Glitter and Bling


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Purple flowers

I made this card this week and used my Copic markers to color it in. The background stamp is by Hero Arts with ink by Stampin up and Ranger Industries. The sentiment stamp is by CTMH. Vellum is by Hot off the Press, die cuts by Spellbinders, ribbon by Pebbles and image by Bug-a-Boo. Thanks for looking.


Challenges:
http://www.catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/aprils-anything-goes.html-Anything goes with Bug-a-Boo stamp


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Imaginisce cards

I have a couple of colorful cards to share today. I made these two cards using two different lines by Imaginisce, which I have had for quite some time now. I hope you like them and thanks for stopping by and taking a look. 





Challenges:
http://useittuesday.blogspot.com/-Anything goes {both lines of paper and products have been in my stash forever-like over a year at least.}
 http://karensdoodleschallengeblog.blogspot.com/-Spring something {How about flowers}

Monday, April 9, 2012

Enjoy card

A birthday card I made for a friend. Thanks for looking



Manly Monday

Clean and Simple card for Manly Monday. Just the way my husband thinks manly cards should be. Thanks for looking.



Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter

I have a fun new card to share with you. I used a basket stamp by Magnolia and an egg stamp from American Crafts to make an Easter basket. Scraps of paper are by Making Memories, die cut by Spellbinders, ink by Ranger Industries and Close to my Heart and Easter sentiment stamp by Stamp N Plus Scrap N.
Thanks for looking.


Challenges:
http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/-Oh so cute {I think it's cute}


Chalk-Ah-Lot Challenge #7b


Be sure to check Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe for the Blog Hop WINNERS

This week at Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe the challenge is Use Powdered Chalk 2 different ways.
Chalks can be found HERE and stamps can be found HERE.
For my card I used paint and chalk to color in the flower and glue and Stardust chalk on the circles to give them a little sparkle.

Supplies:
The cardstock is by Recollections and Provo Craft 
Patterned paper by DCWV
Ribbon by Pebbles
Sticker by Sticko/EK Success
Die cuts by Martha Stewart and Cricut
Punches by Creative Memories
Stamps by Stamp N plus Scrap N
Powdered chalk from Stamp N plus Scrap N
Ink by Staz-on and Tsukineko

Thanks for looking.


Challenges:


Robyn's Fetish Challenge #102

This weeks challenge at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge is Anything Goes sponsored by our very own Robyn's Fetish. Thanks for looking.


Challenges:


Friday, April 6, 2012

Bazzill Papers


I won these lovely papers from Michigan Scrapbookers and wanted to use them for a mothers day card.
The red die cut is white paper painted with red  powdered chalk and paint along with the center piece of the stamp. You can find powdered chalk HERE. The stamps are by Stamp N Plus Scrap N and can be found HERE.
I used bling from Want2Scrap and my Spellbinders borders for the bottom edge. 
Thanks for looking.


Challenges:
http://blog.oozak.com/-Anything Goes

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe Blog Hop day 3

Today is Day #3 for the Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe blog hop. I hope you have enjoyed seeing all the different ways to use powdered chalk these past few days. Don't forget our challenge that runs for two weeks which is posted on Sundays. Winning some chalk at this blog hop could make you a contestant and give you the chance to win more chalks. 
Today's card is inspired by our upcoming Easter holiday. Stamps {eggs, bunny and sentiment} are by Stamp N Plus Scrap N. I colored in the eggs and bunny using Powdered chalk and paint. The background of the die cut under neath the bunny is paint and chalk where I turned white cardstock into the color I wanted to match this card. Die cuts and borders are by Spellbinders. Some cardstock and one of the DP is by Recollections. The pink border paper is by GCD and the eyelet by Scrapworks. 
Thanks for looking. Be sure to look at the specials going on at our chalk and stamp stores.





Stamp N Plus Scrap N offers 15 handcrafted unmounted rubber stamps on double sticky cushion for wood mounting in a 6in by 9in manila envelope. These stamps are old stock in good shape approximate retail value of $40 to $50. The only thing they may need is trimming. 15 images for Five Dollars or 45 images for Twelve Dollars WOW!!!!!
 We cannot guarantee there won't be any doubles if multiple envelopes are purchased as a bunch of images were thrown in a bin and then stuffed in envelopes. No doubles in individual envelopes.

Then if that wasn't enough, the Powdered Chalk Challenge Special is still going on where you can purchase 4 powdered chalks for $6.00 plus S and H. An exceptional value and an offer you should not let pass you by.

So now that you have stopped here from Barbara's blog head on over to Jennifer's blog. Be sure to leave a comment at each blog for your chance to win a set of chalks. If you get lost you can always go back to the Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe where you should also leave a comment.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. Enjoy the hop.

Challenges:
http://wishcraftcards.blogspot.com/-Easter (the eyelet has been in my collection for ions)



Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Chalk Ah Lot Blog hop day #2

Day 2 of Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe's Blog Hop. Be sure to leave a comment on each blog as you hop through.

I have a fun card to show today that features a wax paper technique that I found in a video at Stamp TV. I then used distressing inks to make the background so pretty. The stamps are by Stamp N Plus Scrap N with ink by Tsukineko and Ranger Industries. The image is colored in using powdered chalk and paint combined together for a fabulous look. I hope you like it.

Stamp N Plus Scrap N offers 15 handcrafted unmounted rubber stamps on double sticky cushion for wood mounting in a 6in by 9in manila envelope these stamps are old stock in good shape aprox retail value of $40 to $50. The only thing they may need is trimming. 15 images for Five Dollars or 45 images for Twelve Dollars WOW!!!!!
 We cannot guarantee there won't be any doubles if multiple envelopes are purchased as a bunch of images were thrown in a bin and then stuffed in envelopes. No doubles in individual envelopes.

Then if that wasn't enough, the Powdered Chalk Challenge Special is still going on where you can purchase 4 powdered chalks for $6.00 plus S and H. An exceptional value and an offer you should not let pass you by.

So now that you have stopped here from Barbara's blog head on over to Jennifer's blog. Be sure to leave a comment at each blog for your chance to win a set of chalks. If you get lost you can always go back to the Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe where you should also leave a comment.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. Enjoy the hop.




Challenges:


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Blog Hop Day #1

Welcome to Chalk-Ah-lot cafe three day blog hop. If you haven't heard the latest buzz I'm here to tell you about it. Powdered chalk is the new medium to paint in images, make cool backgrounds, add that special sparkle to your projects and so much more. I LOVE using these chalks for so many of my projects and you could be the lucky winner of a chalk set per DT member. Be sure to visit and comment on each DT members blog and the Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe blog  for inspiration and a chance to win.


For my card I used the powdered chalk on the scalloped circle combined with paint and then brushed on with a stipple brush. You can see a bit of streaking with the chalk which is a fun feature in some of the colors. I then waited for the chalk to completely dry and stamped the sun with distressing ink.
The embossing folder is by Sizzix with cardstock by Recollections. Die cuts are from Spellbinders and Stampin Up.


 The stamps are from our sister company Stamp N Plus Scrap N where you can find a variety of stamps. Right now under clearance you can get the following: 


Stamp N Plus Scrap N offers 15 handcrafted unmounted rubber stamps on double sticky cushion for wood mounting in a 6in by 9in manila envelope these stamps are old stock in good shape aprox retail value of $40 to $50. The only thing they may need is trimming. 15 images for Five Dollars or 45 images for Twelve Dollars WOW!!!!!
 We cannot guarantee there won't be any doubles if multiple envelopes are purchased as a bunch of images were thrown in a bin and then stuffed in envelopes. No doubles in individual envelopes.

Then if that wasn't enough, the Powdered Chalk Challenge Special is still going on where you can purchase 4 powdered chalks for $6.00 plus S and H. An exceptional value and an offer you should not let pass you by.

So now that you have stopped here from Barbara's blog head on over to Jennifer's blog. Be sure to leave a comment at each blog for your chance to win a set of chalks. If you get lost you can always go back to the Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe where you should also leave a comment.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. Enjoy the hop.

Challenges:
http://jellyparkchallenges.blogspot.com/-Weather
http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/-Two punched shapes (The DP is something that I have hoarded for years)
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/-Anything Goes




Monday, April 2, 2012

Manly Monday

I had a fabulous weekend scrapping with friends. I got so much done. I really just can't even believe it. I rarely get stuff done at crops.
So my card today is a little bit different but I have to step out of the box sometimes. The background paper reminds my of a helm. Idk who it is made by but it's fun and different. The label is by Martha Stewart with the stamps {sentiment and dotted line} by Fiskars and ink by CTMH. I cut the circle with my Cricut Storybook and the border stickers are by Creative Memories. Then the rest is a bunch of misc scraps from my stash. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. Happy Monday to you all. {Boo...lol}

Sunday, April 1, 2012

One Stitch at a Time #107

This week at One Stitch at a Time the challenge theme is "NEW". 
My image is from Hope Jacare Images which I colored in using Distressing inks and water. The embossing folder and Cuttlebig are by Provo Craft. The die cuts are by Spellbinders, letter stamps by Lawn Fawn, ink by Ranger Industries and stickers by EK Success.
Thanks for looking.




Challenges:


Chalk-Ah-Lot Challenge #7a


This week at Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe the challenge is Use Chalk 2 different ways.
Chalks can be found HERE and stamps can be found HERE
If you look to the right on the Powdered chalk page you will see Chalk challenge Special. You can buy 4 chalks for $6.00. That is a great deal and we would love to have you join our challenge using powdered chalk:)
For the parrot I colored in part of it combining the chalk with paint and then areas that I wanted to be more prominent I mixed chalk with water. 
The patterned paper is by DCWV, die cuts by Spellbinders, ink by Memento, cardstock by Sunborn and Recollections and border punch by Fiskars.
Thanks for looking.


Don't forget about our Blog Hop going on April 3-5. You could win powdered chalks to play with too. Come back to my blog on Tuesday or start at Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe.



Challenges:
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.com/-3 {Hello's}, 2 {DP} and 1 {parrot}


Robyn's Fetish Challenge #101

This week at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge the challenge is cards depicting sports. We are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.
I colored my image in using distressing ink and water mixed with Perfect Pearls. The banner stamp is by Maya Road and ink by Ranger. Background paper is by Karen Foster. {It's quite old}
Thanks for looking. 

Christmas Cards all year Round

This month at Christmas Cards all year Round we have a photo challenge for you. Whatever inspires you with the photo below make a Christmas card using it. Here is the photo and the two I came up with.


This one was inspired by the great detail that each egg has matches the detail in the patterned paper. Plus the oval shaped die cuts from the oval eggs were my inspiration.

{DP by DCWV, die cuts by Spellbinders and Cricut, cardstock by Recollections and unknown, sticker by Mrs Grossman's, ribbon by American Crafts, stamp by Imaginisce and ink by Stampin Up.}


The colors in the photo inspired me to pull out this old patterned paper by Provo Craft and make this card. I have been hoarding it for years and I am finally using it. 

{DP by Provo craft, ribbon by Stampin Up and Offray, die cut by Cricut, some cardstock by Recollections and the rest is from my stash}


Challenges for the second card:
http://thestampingboutiquechallengeblog.blogspot.com/-CAS
http://www.creativetimeforme.com/-Anything goes with Cricut

Thanks for looking. I hope you will join us this month at Christmas Cards all Year Round.