Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tequila Or Margarita's?

So I made a card for the first TCPTUES challenge of the month and it was an inspiration challenge...basically a picture and whatever you get out of the pic that inspires your card, go with that. I always find these the hardest challenges, as they are sooo broad! And I need specific. So I made card #1 and just wasn't happy with it. That was a week or so ago, and so today I revamped the same 'theme' and made card #2 (which I think is the one that I'm most happy with and will submit).
Here is the first card:

I'm not going to get into too many details in this post, but it's a TCP stamp or course! Coloured with copics, crystal effects and stickles added. The salt, lime and tequila brads are SU's build-a-brad. I like the way they came out. No idea where the dp came from, found it in my stash. Ribbon is SU. This was from a MOJO sketch.
And here is card #2:
 Again, TCP stamp set, only this time I covered the lil penguin in black and white glitter. Lots of CE added to the glass, and stickles on Pengy's nose, feet and the umbrella and pineapple. I am obsessed with sewing lately and can barely make a card without it!

The flower button die is TCP and the striped thread is TE. Again, not sure about the DP, CS is Stampin Up. This is Jen's SFYTT for this week.

Which do you like best??? Drop me a line and let me know- I'd be interested to see what you think:)


Eyeball soup anyone??

Did the title of my post grab your attention enough? Bwahaha!! I hoped it would;)
I'm back from a few days hiatus...I've had a wee bit of a cough/cold and the headaches have been ridiculous, so stamping was put on the backburner:( But I managed to grind this little goodie out for ya! It's a fabulous sketch by Mercy and I am lovin this one! It's one I know I'm going to use in the future....ah, I loves me a good sketch...This is also a TCPTUES128 challenge for the coveted position of swanky stamper of the month..doesn't that sound like a fun title to have?? I would practically feel like royalty if I could call myself that;) Haha!
Now, the challenge over at The Cats Pyjamas was to use PJ the Bear, and I only have one PJ and used him/her for the last TCPTUES challenge, so here we are again with another bear:) This time I tried to mix it up a little and so I coloured my PJ purple and made a halloween card.

I stamped her and cut her out after colouring with Copics. I popped her up on a sponged nestie that I framed with black CS and black lace that I ruffled around the nestie. I paper peiced the apron and added some tinsel glitter to the apron strings. I drew in some eyeballs with my copic multiliner and coloured the brew a slimy green. The steam is sponged green and srickles added and the eyeballs have crystal effects applied. I also coloured the cup and saucer with a clear spica glitter pen. Pj's nose and eyes also have a coating of CE.

I stitched around the panels with black thread on my sewing machine and added a black rhinesone to each outer corner.
The panel size is definately 'off' from the sketch, but thats the way the cookie crumbles sometimes;) lol

Thanks for dropping by!

Stamps: Have a Cuppa (TCP), Stampin Up- sentiment
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, SU (old olive), Memento tangelo
CS: SU, TE (white)
Other: Ribbon (offray, SU), spellbinders label 13, rhinestone, spider brad (recollections- Michaels)
Cord button (SU), Copics (sketch, multiliner), Spica glitter pen- clear,  Crystal Effects (SU), Stickles diamond glitter, sewing machine, thread, bigshot, Onyx tinsel glitter (martha stewart)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

MFT Challenge

Greetings my pets.....are you having a good weekend? I am!! On Friday night I had a stamp class at my house with 16 ladies stamping up a frenzy!!! We made 4 cute cards (I'll post them tomorrow) and I think (?) everyone had a good time! There were a few of my usual girls and a few new ones, so it was nice to see both old and new faces! Thanks to everyone that came:) I also had a garage sale and sold lots of stamp sets, paper, punches, etc. So I had some money in my pocket that I couldn't wait to put to use! Saturday I hung out with the fam, finished making this card (scroll down) and then went into town for the LSS's customer appreciation night. There were lots of good sales, munchies, a nice make n take, and I even won a prize;) I bought some new sweet stamps, the new cosmo cricket 'wanted' paper (De-Lish!!!!) anf some new nesties...can't wait to try them out on a card or two! Today we are taking the boys to the calgary zoo to get in a family day before dad heads off to work for 3 weeks:(
Okay- this challenge was MFT's wednesday stamp club challenge to use dies and mft stamps to create a scene. Immediately I knew that I wanted to create an outdoor scene using 'Tea Party'. This was so much fun!! I loved this challenge! Here is the final product:

 I used various MFT dies to create the sun, clouds, 'rolling hills', grass, and an SU punch to make the 'sign' arrow. I paper-peiced the girl and table and cut out the sweets and teapot and cup. I wanted this little munchkin dressed in her finest tea party clothes, so I added lots of stickles and crystal effects to spiff up her outfit;) I used little pearl adhesives on her shoe buckle and her earrings. There is lots of detail in this card..inking edges, sewing, pop-up, a felt cloud (I even put extra felt underneath to give it a puffier look). The sun and cloud both have stickles as well. The cupcakes have CE added to the cherries and stickles on the icing. I coloured the tea pot, cup and cupcake stand with a clear spica glitter pen to give it a lovely silver look ( you have to use your best at a tea party!) I used 2 different holepunches to give the tablecloth a lacey-type look. The tree is a diecut from the dp package.
I love the way this card turned out!!!!

Stamps: MFT (Tea Party & Tea with Flopsey-sentiment)
DP: Crate Paper (little sprout)
Ink: memento: tuxedo black, rich cocoa
       SU: creamy caramel, chocolate chip
Dies: MFT
punches: SU
Other: stickles (ranger), crystal effects (SU), dimensionals, sponges, sewing machine, thread, pearls (unknown), Copics, felt (MFT), bigshot, hole punches
Finished card : 6x6

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Beary Sweet Card!

Good day to you all! I have been so busy preparing all my projects for a card class that I am putting on Fiday night that I have barely had any time to actually stamp just for fun....I did however find some time last night for this little bear:) I am submitting it for the TCPTues127 Swanky Stamper of the Month Contest over at TCP. The challenge this week was to use the colours Teal, Olive and Eggplant. Now this to me is a bit of a different combo, but I actually really like colour challenges, because thats where I lask creativity. I am the kind of person that basically sticks with the same fav colours and doesn't usually go out on a limb with colour selection. As I was making this I thought to myself "man, this is gonna be ugly", but I kept thinking, hey, everyone else is going with the same colours here, so if indeed mine is ugly, then the rest will be too;) LOL!! But I am pleased with the end product and might use this combo again sometime (maybe....)
The layout is MTSC 92, and I have been waiting for a good sketch with an oval image panel to use with my little bear! Isn't she cute? I hand cut her apron out of olive and teal felt and hand stitched it to the paper. She is coloured with copics. I added purple dots to her teacup (or hot chocolate, or highly creamed coffee- whichever you please:) Crystal Effects was applied to the 'tea' to give it a wet, glassy look. The panel is cut and embossed with oval nestie and the eggplant layer with a scalloped oval nestie. The scalloped panel is cut with olive felt and eggplant CS using MFT's dies. The teal CS base is embossed with a swiss dots embossing folder. The sentiment is cut with a tag nestie and sponged, then tied to the twill bow with thread.

Stamps: A Cuppa- The Cat's Pyjamas
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, SU creamy caramel
CS: taken with teal, elegant eggplant, old olive (SU), Choice buttercream (TE)
Fibers: Twill ribbon (SU), sewing thread
Dies: MFT, Spellbinders
Other: Copics(E30, E31, E55, E57, E59, BG10, BG11, BG13, 0 and a purple-cant remember which one), corner rounder punch (SU) sponge, crystal effects (SU), embossing folder (cuttlebug)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Sympathy Card

Good morning my friends....I finally had a chance to sit down and stamp a sympathy card for my friend who lost her dad about a month ago. I know- it's really late, but Between our 3 week holiday and getting back into the school grind, it just got pushed to the backburner:( I made her a batch of yummy muffins that I'm going to deliver. I used the same SSSC layout as my last post. It's such a quick and easy sketch and it flows nicely.
I stamped the tree in memento rich cocoa and the Verve sentiment in old olive (SU). The image is cut with a circle nestie. I used my brand-spankin new dimensional pearls and daubed each and every leaf with 'espresso', and then went around the circle with 'bottle'. Very simple, but elegant. I like to make my sympathy cards without alot of extras, just heartfelt and to the point, with a clean and simple design.

I love Verve for the fact that they have some really nice Christian sentiments. You don`t find that often and they are so beautiful and the fonts are absolutely gorgeous! And an added bonus, you can buy these individually rather than having to fish out for a whole set:)

Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers (SU), Proverbs 3:5 (Verve)
Ink: Memento rich cocoa, SU Old Olive
Ribbon: SU
Dies: Spellbinders
Other: Dimensionals, Dimensional Pearls (Ranger)

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Whale of a Card

Whoop Whoop!!! Second post of the day! Man, I am on FIRE!! LOL! This card I'm about to unviel to you all is seriously C-U-T-E. Be prepared to sigh aloud and say "Awwwwww!!" and even break into applause;) hehe. I'm all about 'blowing my own goat" (??) lately, as the hubby would say:) Without further adieu, I present to you 'A Whale of a Card'

Isn't it just the cutest?? I used The Cats Pyjamas A Whale Of A Time stamp set. I have been itching to use this guy on a card:) This set is so versatile- It would make an adorable baby card I think! I stamped him once on the white/grey dot dp, a 2nd time on the blue dot dp and a 3rd time on the grey swirly dp. I cut out the 2nd and 3rd whales and glued them onto the white/grey dp. You'll see the dimension on the tale section if you scroll down to a view from above angle. I bent the tale up a wee bit so that you can see the blue dot paper underneath. The sailers hat is also stamped twice and popped up and cloured with copics. I added a trim line on the hat with my multiliner and coloured it red. It gave it a little more punch than a plain hat. His little eye is a black baby braddie. The waves are all cut from the wave die (TCP) and every layer is popped up with dimensionals. The effect is really neat IRL!! The circle and scallop circle are cut with spellbinders. The sentiment is cut with nesties as well and also popped up. The panels are a mixture of Oct. Afternoons Thrift Shop and Fly a Kite. I am submitting this card to The Cats Pajamas challenge of the week (use plaid)...I would love some 'cat cash' for sure!!!! The plaid that was used is in the dp and the gingham ribbon of course. Here is a picture taken looking down on the card to show the layers:

The layout is SSSC 86. I am seriously diggin this sketch (so much in fact, that I made a SECOND card using the same sketch!!) Check back later for that one:)
On the inside I used scraps and the negative side of one of the blue dot wave dies. I simply flipped it upside down and the quilted pattern looks like its cut into a wave, when in actuallity, it's the blue pattern that it cut. I love eating up scraps on the inside- it makes you feel good to use bits and pieces up instead of swiping them off the table and into the trash!!
Well, I better get the bruiser bros in the tub!! Thanks for lookin'

Stamp: The Cat's Pajamas
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black
DP: October Afternoon (thrift shop, fly a kite), BG (basic whites pad), SU
ribbon: SU
Brad: cord button (SU), baby braddie
Die: TCP, spellbinders
Copics: BG10, BG13, R27

30 is the new 20...I think?!

Good morning!! I heard a song on the radio today and it went like this (hear me singing) "Monday...As painful as a root canal". And then my 6 year old told me that he hates monday- it's just sooooo BORING!! I told him that you have to have Mondays to get to the Fridays...he pondered that as he headed out the door. That'll give him something to think about on the bus ride to school this morning!
So tonight its supposed to snow here and we haven't even made it to the last day of summer!! Grrr...Alberta weather makes my desire to live on Vancouver Island so much stronger;)
Onto the card of the day. This one is going out to my friend Sarah- who is celebrating her 30th Birthday soon. I am going to get together with her one night this week for birthday cocktails! So Sarah, if you read this, then act surprised when you see your card, okay? hehe

I used MFT's Birthday Girl a la mode and stamped her in memento tuxedo black onto neenah CS. I coloured her with copics and added crystal stickles to her tiara (of course:), earrings, necklace, dress, gloves, shoes, icing and candle flame. I cut and embossed the image with an oval nestie and sponged with pink piroutte SU ink. I cut gray CS with Labels 10 nestie and added rhinestones to the top and bottom. The sentiment was also sponged with pink ink and matted in gray CS, then popped up with dimensionals. The little bow and cord button are both SU. The layout is a sketch from Jen's SFYTT. Pretty simple, really! I love girly-girl cards though- Being the only female in the house, sometimes its fun to get out the pink (I have to usually buy some, as all I have on hand is boy-stuff) and bling!!

Here is a close-up and you can see the sparkle a bit better here. I wanted to have lots of sparkle, as 30 is a pretty 'special' (read: rough) birthday for most, well, I was in the hospital recovering from giving birth to my latest son, so I couldn't have cared less!! But for those of you not bedridden, sore nipples, scared to poop, eating soggy toast, walking like someones sticking you with a hot poker...then I can see how 30 gives you a good arse-kicking. So hopefully this card cheers her up (and maybe a few Lemon Merengues at Earls!! Yum). So cheers to you Sarah on your 30th!!!

Stamps: MFT
ink: memento, SU
CS: SU, neenah
DP: BellaBlvd
Dies: Spellbinders
Other: Punch (SU), rhinestones (offray), Stickles, Copics, Ribbon (SU), cord brad (SU), dimensionals

Well, I'm off to eat a warm-fresh-out-of-the-oven peach muffin from the last of my BC peaches:(
Have a good Monday and I'll see you tomorrow with a new card!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Guest Designer Card

Hi everyone! I am so excited to show you the card that I created as Guest Designer of the week over at Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge! Wow- this one was a doozie for me! It was difficult to create a card using an action movie about weapons as my inspiration! But I did it and I am actually pleased with the way it turned out:) The only requirement that the Cinema Sisters had, was that you had to use some kind of metal on your card. I love the movie IronMan and my boys are fans, so I popped it in and watched it with my 4 yr old. Now, you may think that it is only a guys movie about blowing things up and wicked special effects, but I saw a bit of a love story inside this movie about machine guns and missiles. There was a definately a romance blooming between the uber-cool Tony Sparks (played by the fabulous Robert Downey Jr.) and his mousy little assistant Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow-who rocks red hair btw!). So romance was my inspiration for this card!! I had yet to ink up MFT's Bunch of Bots, and I thought that it would be the perfect stamp to use. I stamped the happy couple onto shimmery white CS and embossed. They were dressed up with various brads, eyelets, rhinestone stickers, glitter and stickles. I also sponged some SU shimmer paint over the gold embossed panel to add more shine. The black frame that they are nestled in is a spellbinders die, cut twice to make a frame. The main silver panel is tin foil over CS ran through my Bigshot in a diamond plate (or checker-plate as the hubby calls it) embossing folder. The sentiment tag is also tinfoil over CS cut with a SU! tag die. The sentiment tags are meant to look like dog tags (because of the army influence in the movie) and of course the robot couple symbolize Tony and Pepper and the use of robotics in the movie. The colours are IronMan red, black, gold with some silver 'metal' as well. The layout was also inspired by MTSC91. Hope that you enjoy what I created as this weeks guest designer and a big thanks to Sankari and Brooke for choosing me to join them!

Stamps: MFT- Bunch of Bots
Ink: Versamark
CS: Black base,shimmer white, red- SU: shimmer gold, shimmer black- unkown
fibers: silver twine- SU
Dies: spellbinders, SU (tag), SU heart border punch
Other: Heart enamel brad- SU; diamond plate embossing folder (cuttlebug), Stickles, gold glitter, various brads, eyelets, stickers- unknown; Black embossing powder, shimmer paint- SU

Here is a pic of my own little Ironman modeling one of his various superhero costumes!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

It's A Western Thing

Greetings my friends! Well, my Victoria family that were staying here headed to the airport this afternoon to catch their flight home, so I am back in blogland! Since I was asked to be next weeks guest designer for Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, I decided that I would play along this week as well! And I love anything western, so this was a fun one to make!!
I actually barely stamped on this one, which is a change from the usual. The only stamped image is the "Wanted" tag. I embossed it in distressed embossing powder, which gives it that really rustic look, rather than your typical shiny embossed looked.  The music paper is actual sheet music that I got at a garage sale this summer, and it's Hank Williams 'Cheating Heart'...which is a pretty cool old country song! I wish that you could see some of the words, but it seems like space runs out quick when you're talking a 4.25x5.5 area!! I distressed the edges and sponged the whole thing with Early Espresso and Crumb Cake ink and then crumpled it up and unfolded it a few times. The dp is an old SU! pack from a few years back that I LOVED!! I cut it with spellbinders and inked the embossed inside edge with crumb cake and sponged the outer edge with early espresso. The cowboy was also inked to create more of the distressed look. I tore the bottom off because it was a bit too large. The corugated cardboard was just ripped off a box laying around my scraproom. The label is a little diecut thing I bought ages ago that was in my stash and I trimmed around it (used to be more rectangular) and inked it. I tied some twine around the cardboard a few times and added a few brown brads. The sparkle border trim was also from my stash.
This was not at all the way I imagined this card when I started planning, but I like the way it turned out:)
Thanks for looking!!

Stamp: Wanted (SU)
Ink: Versamark, SU
CS: Early Espresso (SU)
Diecuts: My Minds Eye
Other: household twine, brads, cardboard, distressed embossing powder (tim Holtz), vintage sheet music, border die cut (unknown)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Love is the Flower You've Got to Let Grow

Hi all!! I don't know about you all, but I've been having a great weekend! Friday night my hubby went to the city for a CFL game and DIDN'T come home til 8am! Well, that part wasn't so good, but I did have the chance to sew my flapper girl costume for the wedding we went to yesterday, and I made the card. Then saturday morning I got the best message from Miss Sankari, telling me that I won the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge with my Sleepy Hollow card! That means I get to be their guest designer next week! Yay for me;) So, needless to say, I was feeling pretty darned important yesterday! LOL!! And, my flapper costume looked great to boot! I told my hubby that I looked so good that it's almost a shame that I'm not single! Not sure if he found that as funny as I did?? The theme wedding was so fun and it was neat seeing all the gangster guys and flapper girls zipping around the dance floor. And I love dressing up, so it was especially fun for me! I got to see alot of my cousins, uncles and that was nice too:)
Here is the wedding card that I made for Chris & Jen:

I LOVE this Verve set!! I seem to always reach for it when I pull out my 'verves'...there's just something about it that I adore! There's not alot of 'fluff' about it, like some lovey-dovey sets. It's just purely simple and I like that. I don't go for the love sentiments where you think to yourself "seriously?? No one would ever say that! What a bunch of garbage that it..." LOL! I like real-life. period. love, simple and easy. John Lennon had this one right!
I used the little silver rhinestone stickies again. A few on the front and a long strip in the inside. The white circle panel was stamped, and then cut and embossed with my circle nesties and sponged. I love it!
Totally not my style ( I am cutesy, not elegant!), But I am seriously lovin' this card. Then I carried it to the truck in the rain before I stuck it in the envelope and it got raindrops on it:( Oh well, it still looked okay! Just bled the sponged ink a little....thats a Jenny-move for sure! lol
Stamps: Verve (Love's Flower)
Ink: Memento, SU! (rich razzleberry)
CS: Taylored Expressions
DP: Pink Paislee (Bayberry Cottage)
Ribbon: SU!
Other: Nesties, slver rhinestones, martha punch, corner rounder punch (SU), Bayberry Cottage Flip Notes (PP)

And here's a fun pic from last night:
My favorite cousins from Victoria (that we just went to visit) Christa (left), Colin, and me on the right:). Colin has his beer-eyes on! We had a blast!

And me posing before the wedding:) Pretty cute, huh? My dress had fringe and sequins along the was pretty cool. Nothing like taking an old LBD from the back of the closet and making into a kick ass costume!! I made the headband and bought the feather headpiece. The flapper style hair was really quick and easy too....I think this might be my Halloween costume this year. I am having my annual Hallo-scream party. I LOVE halloween and this years bash should be a gooder!

Hope you enjoyed these! Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, September 10, 2010


Hello! It's been a very bust week for us, as it was Ryan's first week of grade one, and I am finding I need to go to bed almost as early as him! LOL!! And as you may have noticed, most of my crafting and blogging is done at haven't been getting much done in that department:) Next week Jake starts preschool, so I'll be down to one kid a few afternoons a week!
This is a card using Mercys Tuesday Sketch Challenge for this week. I kind of messed up the width of my panels, so it isn't exactly as the sketch shows, plus I added an embellishment, but chalk it up to creative freedom!
I used the Cherry Emma image from CC Designs and popped her up onto the Bench (also CC Designs). She is coloured with copics and cut out and added to the circle nestie. The nestie was sponged with ink after cutting and embossing. The paper is a mix of Thrift Shop and Fly a Kite from October Afternoon. I inked all panels and the main dp panel with chalk ink. I also zig-zagged machine stitched along the panels vertically. I paired a green sparkly brad with an orange and red felt flower and hand cut the green felt leaves. I added diamond stickles to the cherries and ruffles on her shirt and pants.

Here you can see a close up of Emma and see the stickles a bit better. I can't remember the specific copics I used, as this was an image I coloured awhile back:)

The inside was made really quick. I just die cut another nestie and flanked it with some butterfly punches from the dp. The sentiment is from MFT's Birthday Girl A la Mode rubber cling set.

I have to make a wedding card tonight, so hopefully I'll get that posted later...stay tuned!! It's going to be something completely not my style, so we'll see how it turns out;)
Stamps: Cherry Emma, Bench (CC Designs), Birthday Girl (MFT)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, cantaloupe, tangerine, Colorbox Chalk peach
DP: Thrift Shop, Fly a Kite (OA)
Dies: Spellbinders, Martha Stewart
Other: Copics, felt flowers, brad (reminisence), Stickles, Felt (MFT), sewing machine, thread

Monday, September 6, 2010

OMG!! and an anniversary card....

OMG. One of my favoritest stampers, the talented Sankari Wegman, left me a comment on my last post and you can't even imagine the happiness I felt when I read it!!! I had an ear-to-ear grin on my face for about an hour, lol!! I was practically giddy! She is a phenomenal card maker and designs for one of my fav companies Taylored Expressions! I feel so lucky! She is one of the co-creators of the Cinema Challenge blog that I made the Sleepy Hollow-ish card for. How cool is that!!! I am now inspired to show you another card that I  made. This one was for my Ma and Pa's 35th anniversary. No fancy sketch to follow or anything, just a simply made card from inside the mind of Jenny;)
I stamped my image onto TE's Choice Snow White with Memento Rich Cocoa and coloured with copics. I used some spellbinders labels (11 I think??) to cut it out and sponged with old olive ink. I used the larger label and cut out some dp and outlined the embossed area with a signo white gel pen to add a little bit more pizazz. The gourds/pumpkins and boots were stamped separately and cut out and popped up with dimensionals. I also coated the boots with crystal effects to make them look 'rubbery'. The DP is Cosmo Crickets Garden Variety. I also stamped the sentiment and cut out with a spellbinders ribbon slide label and sponged it. I gave it a ribbon treatment using Dusty Durango polka dot ribbon, red twine and a green button. I love this card. It is soooo 'mom and dad'!!! They are farmers and rubber boots are always found at their door. This is definately not a typical anniversary card, but I think the message is subtle and meaningful. Love and marriage basically boil down to having another pair of shoes next to yours in the porch:)
Stamps: SU! (Scene in A Garden, Teeny Tiny Wishes)
Ink: Memento, SU!
DP: Cosmo Cricket
Fibers: SU!
Other: Copics, crystal effects, dimensionals, button (unknown), Spellbinders. Signo white gel pen, scalloped edge punch (SU!)

Thanks for stopping by!! See you tomorrow:)

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge

Good Morning! Happy Labour Day Monday! Today is our last 'official' day as summer holidays- My Big Boy starts Grade 1 tomorrow!! He is very excited to be going back, but already worried about the early mornings (not sure why as he gets up early on his own every morning anyway??) Maybe he's a bit like his mom and is fine with things if they are a personal choice, but automatically gets his back up if it's a decision imposed by a outside organization;)LOL!! Anyway, I am taking him to the nearby Ellis Bird Farm to go and check out all of the birds! We are taking a picnic lunch and going to enjoy his last day of freedom;) He is really into birds right now. He packs around his Bird of Canada bird guide and practically has it memorized. Most kids aren't even that into books at the tender age of 6, but my kid is reading adult bird guides!! LMBO!
Well, I found this cool challenge as I was creeping on peoples blogs this weekend and I thought it would be something right up my alley!! I LOVE movies and some of my favorite activities to do are either a) going out the movies- popcorn is an absoloute must! I even bring my own bottles of seasoning that I carry in my purse! hehe....or, b) renting a movie, finding one in my stash, or coming accross a gooder on the satalite (which is equivalent to finding a needle in a haystack with the crap they put on nowadays) and of guessed it...making a big bowl of popcorn. Popcorn is one snack I vow to never give up!! I could be upwards of 500 lbs and still be enjoying my bowl of corn popped goodness! The only time I leave the house would be to buy more kernels...I'd be in luck though, as Costco sells a huge bag of kernels now! lol
Anyway, the challenge this week was to create a card based on the movie Sleepy Hollow (johnny depp and christina ricci). Any Depp movie is sure to please if you ask me and this one was no different..I am actually itching to watch it now, so I might have to find it next time I'm in town and 'accidentally' throw it in my cart. Maybe I'll take one of the kids with me and blame the whole mishap on them! Bad Mommy, Bad!!
Here is my card inspired by the terrifying Headless Horseman:
I used a bunch of my old trusty Stampin Up! wooden stamps...I've been using clear acrylic or rubber cling for the last while and I was really having a hard time stamping images where I actually wanted them. Guess I'll have to dig out the old stamp-a-ma-jig for correct placement...I embossed the owl tree so that it stood out from the other trees a bit more. The horse running threw the spook forest is totally Sleepy Hollow I think!! If only I had a headless horseman then it would be perfect! I went over all the un-embossed trees with a clear spica glitter pen (hard to tell in pic). Rich Razzleberry and Black ink were sponged on white CS panel to create the spooky night sky. Two little silver rhinestone sickers are on the owls eyes. Sparkly rhinestones were also added to the corners of the main panel. I glittered the yellow moon with dazzling diamonds glitter, as well as the center of the green flower. The purple flower was sponged a bit with black ink to darken it up. Black satin ribbon finishes it off. The DP is all from last years SU! Halloween pack. Now I am totally in the spirit of Halloween!!!!!!!!!
Stamps: SU! (Branch out, Wanted, House of Haunts, Halloween Frights)
Ink: SU, Memento, versamark
Ribbon: SU
other: rhinestones, flowers (walmart-purple, Prima-green), dazzling diamonds (SU), black embossing powder (SU)

Thanks for visiting!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

MFTWSC08252010 & SSSC

Good day! I am super busy with the 3 C's today: cooking, cleaning and cardmaking!! This card kills 2 birds with 1 stone, so to speak. I am submitting it for MFT wednesdays sketch club challenge, which wasn't actually a sketch, but was to use flowers on your card. The sketch I am using is Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 83. Here is the card:
Isn't she sweet!! She is an MFT Pure Innocence line and the set is called 'Are we there yet?' and is actually travel-themed. I stamped her in memento tuxedo black onto TE Snow White CS and coloured her with copics. I cut her out with a circle nestie and stamped around the die with Soft Sky ink (SU) and drew in some grass/flowers with my copics to ground her feet a little (and coincidentally to cover up an ink smudge that I made when colouring her...hehe). This is an odd colour choice for flower theme, but I think that different is good, right? Her shirt and purse are paper pieced and i dabbed a bit of crystal effects on her hair flower and purse buttons and gave her some little earrings with silver baby rhinestones. A black scalloped panel and chocolate satin ribbon finish it off along with layers of flowers:)
Here is a close up. You can see the crystal effects and her earrings better.
Paper peicing is alot of extra tedious cutting, but I think the effect is worth it. I just ties everything together so nicely!

Supplies: Stamp: MFT- Are we There Yet & On the Pier (sentiment)
DP: Basic Grey- Origins
Ink: memnto, SU!
Dies: MFT, Papertrey ink, Spellbinders
Brads: MM, SU!
Rhinestones: Recollections
Flowers: Prima, MM
Ribbon: SU!
Copics: E0000, E01, E11, E57, E47, E49, Y19, Y21, E08