Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Hi there! I hope your Thanksgiving was a wonderful one. Tonight the gals from the Center Stage Alumni Team are gathering to share creations inspired by the following photo:
Good Morning! I am so loving the Spotlight Color challenge from StampTV this week. The colors for this week are:
Gina K. Designs. On both cards I stamped the seashell border/sentiments with Aqua Colorbox ink and then embossed them with Pearl powder. I used my Scor-It to create borders for the print paper strips on the first card and the sentiment on the second card. Both cards are embellished with some pretty little pearls.
TIP: When you emboss pearl powder over a colored ink, the powder takes on the color of the ink......so pretty.
Stamps: A Year of Borders, Inside and Out-GKD
Paper: PL Ocean Mist, Green Apple and White-GKD, Print-October Afternoon
Extras: Pearl EP, Pearls, Ribbon, Scor-It, Copic BG0000, Nesties Circle and Scallop Circle Dies, Nesties Petite Oval and Scalloped Oval Dies
I'll be back with another post later tonight. Us CSSer's are at it again! See ya soon!
Monday, November 22, 2010
Good Monday morning to you all! I want to start by wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving week. I hope you take some time to enjoy a yummy meal and the company of family and friends. I am not a black Friday shopper. For those of you who are, I hope you find everything you head out looking for.
The card I am sharing with you today is for the StampTV Spotlight Sketch (STVSPSK3) this week. I used stamps from the Winter Foliage set to create a signature (for me) pinecone Christmas card, I started with a base card of PL Kraft cardstock. I cut it to 4 1/4" x 11" and folded in half with the card opening on the right. Then I layered up some PL Red Hot and Memory Box dot cardstocks. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of kraft and adhered it to the card in the "flag" fashion. The image was stamped onto PL Ivory cardstock and layered to some more Red Hot cardstock. The pine sprigs were stamped a second time and I snipped between the needles, added some ink around the edges and a little bit of Smooch to give them some shimmer. I popped these up over the stamped image and finished the pine cones with some Cinnamon Stickles. A little red twine bow/button combo and some green Dew Drops were added to finish off the card.
I hope you will consider playing along with the challenge this week as Gina will be giving away a stamp set valued at $24.95 or less. Read all about it here.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Isn't this little bunny adorable? I got him last month when Alma from The Cat's Pajamas came for a visit at The Cat's Meow. I have been so busy, that this is the first time I have had a chance to ink him up. I paper pieced his hat and a few of the presents and the rest was colored with Copics. The print cardstocks are from two different paper collections from My Minds Eye. I love how they worked so well together. The sketch is #91 from the Card Patterns Weekly Sketch Blog. I have been wanting to create with one of their sketches for some time now and today was the day! Over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog, Cindy has asked that we use a circle on our card/project this week. Love it when challenges can come together and play nice!
Stamps: Define Good-The Cat's Pajamas
Paper: My Minds Eye (Colorful Christmas and ??)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Extras: Copics, Nesties, Rhinestones, Glitter, Corner Chomper, Sakura Stardust Glitter pens, Spica Glitter pens
Friday, November 19, 2010
Happy Friday! Today is Color Spotlight Challenge on StampTV and I love this weeks colors. Gina asked us to use the following:
This card is 4 1/4" square and one of the things that I like to do is bring the ribbon to the edge and tie it off with a little bit of twine and a button. It will still fit nicely into a standard A2 envelope. I saw Anna Wight do this along time ago and I just love it!
Well, I gotta run and think about cooking something yummy for dinner (wouldn't want to eat anything yucky afterall!)
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Happy Wednesday! Yesterday I spent some time in the studio working up prototypes for my Christmas cards. This is one of them. I have been making Christmas cards with pinecones on them for the last several years. I can't tell you how many stamps I have with pine sprigs, pinecones, pine boughs...etc. The stamp I used for this card is one that I have had for several years. It comes from Penny Black and I just love it!
I inked up the stamp with Tombow Watercolor Markers, spritzed it with a wee bit of water and stamped it onto some Prismatics cardstock. The edges were shaded a bit with Tea Dye Distress ink to soften the hard edge of the tan cardstock. The print paper has a music them and lots of pretty glitter mixed in. It is from a My Minds Eye Glitter paper pad from last year. I don't know if I will ever use it all up, I think there were over 50 sheets in the pad. The sentiment is from Memory Box. This saying is one that I used years ago on a Christmas card (long before there was a stamp for it), I wish I had this stamp then! I layered everything up with some Hunter green cardstock that I have had in my stash for awhile, it could be Bazzil as it has some texture to it. I added a twiney bow and a button and called it good! The bow really isn't wonky, but it sure does look that way in the picture. :)
Have a great day!
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Have a great day,
Friday, November 12, 2010
Hello and welcome to another Center Stage Spotlight Alumni blog hop......whew, that is a mouthful! This time we have a color challenge for you. We were to create a card or project using the following color combo:
- White or Ivory
- Light Blue (Little Boy Blue, Ocean Mist, or Turquoise Sea)
- Yellow (Lemon Drop, Sweet Corn, or Wild Dandelion)
For my card I chose to use: Ivory, Brown, Ocean Mist and Sweet Corn.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
For my card I used a wonderful set created by Nina Brackett for GKD. The set is called Lord of the Season and has a variety of topiarys and scriptures in it. I colored the image with Copics.
Although there are several layers, this card went together pretty quickly (if you call two hours quick) for me.
The recipe is:
Stamps: Lord of the Season-GKD
Paper: PL White and Wine with Everything-GKD, Pumpkin Bazzill, Print from Basic Grey's Indian Summer collection.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Extras: Copics, Spellbinders Petite Oval and Petite Scallop Oval dies, Glossy Accents, Rhinestones, Spica Glitter pens.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Hi there! Today I am sharing a card a made a couple of weeks ago. I created this card for my friend Vicki's sketch challenge over at StampTV. You can see the sketch and gallery here. It is no secret that I love, love snowflakes. I have had these Spellbinders Flake 1 dies for a couple of years now, and have hardly used them. I guess possessing them is enough. :)
Stamps: Blessed is the Season-Gina K. Designs
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Tea Dye Distress
Paper: PL Kraft-Gina K. Designs, Mistletoe Prints-Memory Box
Extras: Flourishes Die-Sizzix, Rhinestones, Nesties Lables and Snowflakes Dies
See you soon,