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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

birthday card


My card for my nephew featuring Miki the Monkey from Sewn Together. I used my atYou Spica glitter markers to color the cake and colored pencils to color Miki. Inside is the stamped sentiment but since this is for a 12 year old boy, I kept the outside plain (ribbons and flowers just didn't seem appropriate )

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Make sure you've been going after those Friday Freebies. Remember, you can only get them if you sign up for the newsletters (link on the side bar).

I colored this past Friday Freebie with my colored pencils. I also added some atYou Spica clear glitter marker to the skinny stripes.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Doodle Beans

For my card, I colored the girls in colored pencils, ran a light aqua cardstock thru my cuttlebug using the Herringbone folder then ran a dark aqua stamp pad over the raised embossing.

Doodle Beans Digital Stamps has a growing number of stamps for use in card making, crafts and scrapbooking. The images are unique and fun (see the "friends" one above), and designer Randa Clay hopes you'll find them to be useful for all kinds of occasions and projects! Be sure to check out Doodle Beans Digital Stamps, our sponsor for December.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sewn Together Challenge #17

Make a project using only red- you can use any color for the image, but everything else should be Red. I tried to not use anything but red but there's those tiny white dots in the ribbon - I'll just claim that it is snow for the snow man. LOL I took a dark red cardstock for my base and embossed it with the Holiday Ribbons embossing folder. I took a lighter piece of red paper and embossed it with the same folder. The snowman (Angela's design) was colored with Bic Markers - two shades of blue to off set the red. I will be using these for thank you cards for Christmas presents received since I have several more store bought cards to use up.

Be sure to sign up for the newsletter (link on the side) to get the free friday images. Also check out the rest of the design team's take on the red theme. Angela, Deanette, Donna, Georgia, Jeri, Julie, Kim, Mary S., Sarabeth, Shelia, Sherry, & Trish

Monday, December 14, 2009

2009 SUPER Sewn Together Digital Stamp Sale

2009 SUPER Release Digital Stamp Sale...
All of the Sew Many Cards Images for $25 -
That's 174 images for one low price!

Sew Many Cards is doing a super sale for two days only!!!!!!!!!!! Click HERE to go to the store and get yours while they last!
All images that have been released so far are included in a HUGE collection for only $25- but after tomorrow, the price will go up to $50 and will only be available until the end of the year.

This collection has it all! Every image released in 2009 so far, as well as 7+ images that have not been released as of today, 12-14-09. Also included are the bonus packs that are not available for sale and quite a few other images never before seen. To top it off, this collection also includes the freebie Friday images you may have missed!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

birthday card


My neice's second birthday was last Wendesday and this is the card I made/sent to her. I had found the image last summer and colored it with my Bic markers. All I had to do was slap it on the card front, write the message and mail it (I already had sent her gift when I saw her last).

Friday, December 11, 2009

MIB Christmas 2009 Ornaments

Scrappy Frogs had a challenge to create a Christmas Home Decor object, something you could use to decorate your house, or give to someone else, to decorate for the holidays. I was going to show what I made for my DH and a couple of his co-workers for a contest (I didn't win). Everyone was given a ball and told to decorate it anyway they wanted. I don't know who voted, but the winner got a half-day of vacation.

This is the one I made for John...I call it simple elegance. The red ball was was taped with the red double sided sticky tape and I took tiny green beads/marbles and mashed them on the tape (not easy on a round object). Then I glued single crystals in the center of each wedge.

The one I made for a female co-worker. I used Accent Essentals as a glue to glue the flowers and the glitter.

And this one is made for a Harley enthusiast. I used foam acrylic paint to glue a paper picture of the motorcycle and to paint the snowman.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sewn Together Challenge #16

Make a project with a winter theme:
I love "easy" requirements like this. I had been wanting to try this technique for a while now and now I could finally try it out. I tore up a foil gift wrap sample into pieces and glued the pieces down. Then I took a PJ penguin image, and colored it with my Prisma and Bic markers. I printed a second copy the same size on velum for the globe and cut everything out so that PJ would show up but the light blue background would hopefully look more globe-like.

Hope you like my card and be sure to check out what everyone else has made: Angela, Deanette, Donna, Georgia, Jeri, Julie, Kim, Mary S., Sarabeth, Shelia, Sherry, & Trish

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sewn Together #15

This month, your free digital stamp bonus pack contains a great new image of Hershey as well as a mailbox, candy cane with a bow, and a candle. you can get this purchase FREE with any purchase of $10 or more. It's a great deal and you won't be able to get these images any other way, so hurry and get them in time to make your holiday cards.

I'm sorry but Thanksgiving/ Family Reunion & an injury have prevented me from getting the challenge completed this week. I hope to be back to "normal" next week so in the mean time, please be sure to check out everyone else's cards.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sewn Together Challenge #14

Christmas theme card or project using the Stamp set from The Cutting Cafe and incorporate a Sew Many Cards image along.




I used my water colors. I love this gold and silver water color cakes - it looks like liquid gold and ends up so shinny.

Have a happy Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Announcement!!!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sewn Together Challenge #13

Make a project using the colors brown, green, and orange paper only- no other colors can be used, except in the image [and even then, I used those colors mainly (only a tiny bit of red in the patches)]. There's clear glitter in center of the flowers. The orange and brown "tree bark" printed paper is from Creative Memories while the solid green is a DCWV summer cardstock.

Thanks for looking and be sure to check out what everyone else has made at Sew Many Cards. Also on Friday you have to check out the Freebie Friday image every week HERE or else you'll need to visit the Sew Many Cards Store HERE later. Also, if you join the Sewn Together ning group, you just might find more free images.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sewn Together Challenge #12


Make a Christmas project with bows. I used Santa on a Kangaroo - how's that for a new way of getting around? LOL

Any way, I colored the image with my Prisma markers but I used glitter paint for Santa's fur trim. I took green ink and inked the edges of my white cardstock. I used a scrap of gold ribbon, tied a bow and wrapped it around a scrap of wrapping paper (it was a sample in my kids school fundraiser and too pretty to toss with the catalog). I added the Happy Holidays stamp to complete the card.

Sew Many Cards is where you'll see what everyone else came up with.
You need to remember to check out the Freebie Friday image every week HERE or else you'll have to visit the Sew Many Cards Store HERE later to get it. Here's the wonderfully cute froggy image you can get. Also, if you join the Sewn Together ning group, you might find more free images. Don't forget that you can get the entire Winter Bonus Pack FREE with a $10 purchase the whole month of Nov. - more details and images on the blog.

Thanks for looking at my card.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sewn Together Challenge #11

Make a project using Stitching- It doesn't have to be real, you can use fake, draw, piercing, templates- anything. Finally something to go with Sew Many Cards (thanks to Donna for suggesting it).
The first stitches I did was the yellow flowers. I used a Bazzill stitches pattern (my only Bazzill item - I hear the cardstock is great but I wouldn't know since I have never seen any locally). I chose DCWV glitter cardstock, poked the holes, then used 4 strands of yellow embroidery floss to sew the pattern. Then I took the image of Halen with Hat. Colored the body with colored pencils over a piece of texture card stock to give it a fabric look. Used my AtYou Specia glitter markers on the hat and beads. Then I mounted Halen on yellow DCWV cardstock and used 3 strands of blue embroidery floss to whip a blanket stitch around the circle.

You need to check out the Freebie Friday image every week HERE or else you'll have to visit the Sew Many Cards Store HERE later to get it. Don't forget that if you spend $10 at the Sewn Together store, you get the entire Winter Bonus Pack FREE. If you join us at the Sewn Together ning group, you might find more free images. Thanks for looking at my card and don't forget to see what everyone else made at Sew Many Cards.

Sneak Peaks Revealed

OK, you've been dying to know what those December release sneak peaks were and now you get to find out.

First is Morty the Moose decorating the Christmas tree and three candy stamps. I colored Morty with Prisma Markers and Atyou Spica glitter markers (fur trim, star and lights). The candies were colored with colored pencils and coated with Accent Essentials glossy to make it look like plastic wrap. I used a pop dot under the candies to make them more "puffy". I mounted Morty on DCWV cardstock and distressed the edges then mounted it on dark purple. I followed Sweet Sketch Wednesday's sketch but not their color challenge.
This second card loosely follows the Willow Sketchie Challenge.
I colored the North Pole with colored pencils and then glued glitter on for snow. Back when I used to make things from Polymer Clay, I found out this glitter did funny things in heat so I gave it a blast with my heat gun. The candy was treated the same way as the above candies. All cardstock came from DCWV.


The final card used the same purple paper as the first card but the other paper and cardstock are just scraps. I colored the mug with my Prismamarkers then cut it out. I made my mug full of hot chocolate with a marshmallow.

In honor of Sew Many Cards new Digital Stamp Releases, we are having a sale - sign up for the newletter to get the discount code. This code is good until 11/13/09, so hurry. Remember, if you purchase $10 or more, you will get a limited digital stamp set. For more information, see our blog post here.

Make sure to stop by http://digital.SewManyCards.com to see the new releases that will be in the store today.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Freebie


You need to check out the Freebie Friday image every week HERE or else you'll have to visit the Sew Many Cards Store HERE later to get this adorable bear. Also, if you join the Sewn Together ning group, you might find more free images. Ok so you WILL find more. :)

Monster Hop


That title has the "Monster Mash" running in my head now. LOL And I'm evil and I'm going to get it into your head too. Hahahahahahahaha. So everybody has to sing with me (I'd love to make it play the music but I don't want to mess with the audio player I have already so you lucked out there) .

Bobby "Boris" Pickett

Monster Mash


I was working in the lab late one night
When my eyes beheld an eerie sight
For my monster from his slab began to rise
And suddenly to my surprise


He did the mash
He did the monster mash
The monster mash
It was a graveyard smash
He did the mash
It caught on in a flash
He did the mash
He did the monster mash


From my laboratory in the castle east
To the master bedroom where the vampires feast
The ghouls all came from their humble abodes
To get a jolt from my electrodes


They did the mash
They did the monster mash
The monster mash
It was a graveyard smash
They did the mash
It caught on in a flash
They did the mash
They did the monster mash


The zombies were having fun
The party had just begun
The guests included Wolf Man
Dracula and his son


The scene was rockin', all were digging the sounds
Igor on chains, backed by his baying hounds
The coffin-bangers were about to arrive
With their vocal group, "The Crypt-Kicker Five"


They played the mash
They played the monster mash
The monster mash
It was a graveyard smash
They played the mash
It caught on in a flash
They played the mash
They played the monster mash


Out from his coffin, Drac's voice did ring
Seems he was troubled by just one thing
He opened the lid and shook his fist
And said, "Whatever happened to my Transylvania twist?"


It's now the mash
It's now the monster mash
The monster mash
And it's a graveyard smash
It's now the mash
It's caught on in a flash
It's now the mash
It's now the monster mash


Now everything's cool, Drac's a part of the band
And my monster mash is the hit of the land
For you, the living, this mash was meant too
When you get to my door, tell them Boris sent you


Then you can mash
Then you can monster mash
The monster mash
And do my graveyard smash
Then you can mash
You'll catch on in a flash
Then you can mash
Then you can monster mash


My favorite "Halloween Song" is probably "Witches Invitation" by Carmen but most people don't know it. My youngest son's favorite song is "Witch Doctor" although I heard him singing "Monster Mash" (accapella) in the back seat of the car yesterday.

Well, today is the day for Sarabeth's Happy Halloween Monster Blog Hop. Be sure to start there and participate in her challenge:

Create any Halloween Home decor (3 entries)

Share a pic of YOU in a Halloween costume and tell us about it (2 entries)

Share a Halloween Memory (1 entry)

Winner will receive a $10.00 gift certificate to the Die Cuts R Us Shop!!!

There are over a dozen of us here on the Halloween Hop so please go back to the beginning if you just now found my blog without going to the other blogs first. Sarabeth

You should have come from Emma and when you get done here, you should go to Angela.

Make sure you visit each one of the blogs because you never know who's got a give away. (hint hint someone else also has one too).

I'm going to get you started by thinking of my Halloween memories. (blogger isn't letting me keep all the colors the same and I don't know html good enough to fix it)
I can remember the hard plastic mask with the tiny mouth hole for fresh air. I can remember my Dad taking my brother and me around our tiny town (while Mom stayed home to hand out candy) and getting homemade goodies like pop corn balls, and candy or caramel apples (now days you worry about razorblades and poisons). Some of the costumes I remember are Wonder Woman, Wendy (friend to Casper the friendly ghost) and an Old Lady. I can remember being at my school dressed as an Old Lady, and the other kids couldn't figure out who I was (which when there's only 10 kids in your class it's not hard to eliminate/narrow down your choices and figure it out). I walked around the gym for our Halloween parade, hunched over and leaning on my cane. I won a prize for that costume and performance.

Have fun. I'll see you around the blog hop. :)

Halloween Blog Hop


Who: YOU!

What: Happy Halloween Monster Hop!

When: 10-30 through 11-01

Where: Scrap Happie blog to start off with

Why: Think of it as adult Trick or Treating

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sneak Peak Day

Exciting things are happening over at Sewn Together. If you haven't already joined us on the ning network yet, make sure you get over there soon. There's a freebie, a scavenger hunt, and a blog hop.
Speaking of Blog hop, you should have gone to Sarabeth's blog yesterday. Also you should go see what Donna has for you today. Tomorrow, you have GOT to go see what Jeri is going to show you.

Every month we will be hosting a Week-long Blog Hop/Party for Angela's new releases! Wha hoo! Isn't that so exciting!

Today's my day to show you some sneak peaks of up coming stamp releases. I love what Angela has created and it is my pleasure to work with them and I have so much fun coloring them and I hope you do too. Every day for the next 6 days the SMC DT will be showing you Sneak Peeks of the new releases for 11/03/09.

Welcome to the Sew Many Cards Release Party Countdown Stop #6. Here is some sneaky peaks of the cards I made:


To be a part of the Sew Many Cards Party Release Hop:


-create a post with a link to the hop showing us your Sew Many Cards Creation (you can get your freebies HERE)

-include your guess on what you think the image(s) is/are. Remember that every day another image or two will have a sneak peek posted. You have until 11/02/09, midnight, CST to submit your creations.


Earn entries:

-by guessing what the image is (there are 9 total)- earn up to 9 entries

-for every creation you make using an SMC image

-for leaving a comment on the DT's personal blogs


There will also be a Scavenger Hunt! Start your Hunt HERE Find out the name of the Stamp used in the creations, leave a comment with your answers. Stop in the SMC Shop HERE for help! Everyone who submits the correct answers will be entered into a random drawing to win free digi's from SMC!

The hop will start on 10/28 at Angela's Blog & the Sew Many Cards Ning Group and go through 11/02 with the sneak peeks. The final reveals, winners and new challenge will be posted on 11/03/09 so stay tuned!


Oh and one more thing. The image below is just ONE of the adorable images from Angela's new Winter Bonus Pack!!! You can get the entire Winter Bonus Pack FREE with a $10 purchase the whole month of Nov. - more details and images on the blog. Be sure to come on over and check out the other cuties here.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sewn Together Challenge #10

The Challenge today: Make a Thanksgiving/Fall Card and include buttons, brads or flowers (or all) . I chose pilgrim Tayla and colored her with my Prisma markers. I glued two buttons and a felt flower to meet the challenge parameters. I used an old sketch card that I had started but never finished so I don't remember much of the background details. I know the leaf print is a digi-printable but don't remember who I got it from. It was printed on velum so the background color shows thru. The beginnings of this card worked perfectly for this challenge because it gave me a spot for the large flower, two buttons (I could even included a single brad in the small square but I thought it would take away from the leaves).
Thanks for looking at my card.
Be sure to check out everyone else's creations and be sure to check back this weekend for big new release information. I may even give you a sneak peak on Thursday (hint, hint)!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

SSDS Challenge: Follow the Sketch

Here's the Sketch!

And here's my card!
We also had to use a rubber stamp that was sent to us from Michele's Pixie Cottage. It's been a long time since I used a rubber stamp and digital has so spoiled me for making various sizes so I could have made the image smaller to make it fit in the small rectangle as required by the sketch. :) And the rubber was unmounted and I couldn't find any EZ Mount foam but it was suggested that you just mount it temporarily on your acrylic block anyway and it worked out just fine. It IS a cute image, and the sketch called for flowers on the right side so I think I did pretty well with this challenge.
I colored it with my PrismaMarkers and I used DCWV cardstock, OTC flowers, and some pre-sticky ribbon that I got from Walmart years ago but can't remember name on package (it's been out of the package for a long time).

Thanks for looking and please look at the SSDS blog to give the sketch a try and to see what the rest of the design team came up with. This is my last post with them.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Freebie

You need to check out the Freebie Friday image every week HERE
or else you'll have to visit the Sew Many Cards Store HERE later.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sewn Together Challenge #9

Time to make something using this sketch.
And this is the card I made.

I use DCWV cardstock, plus their pattern paper from Fun in the summer sun pack. I colored Eris with my prismamarkers.

Thanks for looking and make sure you check out the rest of the team's creations.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

True Beauty set #2

Here's four more for the group submission - fyi, there's been some final additions made before final submission to the group.

I colored the butterfly with red Bic marker and the green Bic marker was used on the leaves. After that, I swiped an ink pad over the image then took a kleenix to dab on the pad and rub more ink into the areas that didn't get much color the first time. All the papers and cardstock came from scraps of DCWV. The felt flowers came from Making Memories 5th avenue collection Elizabeth (red) and Sophie (blue and green) and were attached with Scotch quick dry glue.

The second card was colored with colored pencils and I again used more DCWV scraps. The ribbon came from Oriental Trading Company's ribbon grab bag. Both cards followed previous Amy R. from Prairie Paper and Ink sketches. AMYRS74 and AMYRS7.

This next set uses sketches from other web sites. First , I followed Cutie Sunday for inspriation on this card. The pink paper background is from DCWV. I ran the diagonal piece thru my cuttlebug using the Houndstooth folder. The image was colered with my new Atyou Spica markers. The glitter in those markers tie in with the glitter swirl.The bottom card was colored with colored pencils again. The button came from a Walmart craft grab bag and I tied a couple of strands of embroidery floss in the holes. I used more scraps for the card/paper pieces trying to follow AllSorts Sketch Challenge but not the monochromatic portion of the challenge. The flowers are from Oriental Trading Company.

Thanks for looking

True Beauty set #1

Some online friends and I are using the True Beauty set from the Angel Company to submit to magazines for publishing. There's a few finishing touches that I still will add before submitting, but here's what they look like so far.
This card is 4" square and followed the sketch on The Pixie Cottage. I used all cardstock from DCWV Fun in the Sun Summer Cardstock Stack. I distressed the edges of the cardstock with my Heidi Swapp edge distresser. I colored the image with colored pencils except the butterfly and the flowers at the top were colored with cheap waxy crayons (my son's stash) and blended with OMS and a q-tip (couldn't easily find my blending stump so grabbed one of the q-tips I keep for chalks). The flowers came from Oriental Trading Company and were attached with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.

This card is also using DCWV Fun in the Sun except the small bit of orange stripe paper - that one is Creative Memories. The ribbon came from Oriental Trading Company grab bag. The foam butterflies came from a package of foam bugs that I got at Walmart. They were a bright yellow but I took Mango ink from Memories TM to change the color to look more like the colors in the card. This card is following the sketch provided by Sweet Sketch Wednesday that I got off my friend Lisa's blog. I used my Prisma markers to color this butterfly image.


This last card has light green and light blue cardstock from DCWV again but the printed green and blue stripe papers came from Creative Memories. The card is following the sketch at Prairie Paper and Ink. I faux stitched the teal stitches around the solid blue circle. The big brads came from Oriental Trading Company. This image was also colored with colored pencils and the purple edges under the the postage stamp were colored with Bic marker.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Friday Freebie

I've run out of creativivity for the day (hope to get back to it tomorrow) but I wanted to post a peak of Sew Many's Freebie that you can get right now.


Angela made a really adorable cat & as some of you remember cats are near and dear to me (two in the house, 3 outside, and one in the ground). In fact I colored this kitty, to resemble one of the neighborhood kitties that has decided I am a nice cat-lady.

If you like this image then why not visit the Sew Many Cards Store HERE
You can also check out the Freebie Friday image every week HERE

SSDS Challenge: Inspiring Color Challenge

Today's challenge is to use the photo of fall trees and use those colors. I saw red, yellow and green leaves as well as neutrals in the tan colored bridge. I didn't really use any neutrals unless you count the tree branch.
Speaking of the image, we also were to use a used Sue McMahon Five Design and this is the one I picked because the photo had trees. I probably should have colored my leaves on this tree more fall like (more yellow and less green). I used red paper and yellow and green cardstock from the DCWV Fun in the Summer Sun 8x8 pack. The green cardstock was embossed with my friend's Impressibility texture "plate" (it isn't really a plate but I'm not sure what else to call it). I need to try more cardstock shims but I moved the Impressibility to see the embossing and couldn't figure how it went back. I didn't distress it because the embossing came out so light I didn't think I'd do a great job and I'd end up with a ruined piece of cardstock. You can see it when you hold the card in your hands but I can't make it show up for the photo.

Be sure to go to SSDS and see what everyone else came up with. Thanks for looking at mine.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sewn Together Challenge #8

It's time for another Sewn Together Challenge and today it's Pink, Green and White day. I chose Miki in a Ghost Costume out trick or treating the night away. :) I colored him with my Prismamarkers. The pink background is from DCWV paper pack while the striped piece is from SEI. I faux stitched the swirls (pattern from Oriental Trading Company).

I hope you enjoyed looking at my card and be sure to check out what everyone else had made.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

SSDS Challenge: Recipe

It's time for another Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday Challenge. The recipe is to create a 4x7 card, with 3 designer papers, 5 flowers, glitter and wet embossing. There was some discussion among our group about embossing glitter (a comma can make quite a difference - just read the book Eats, Shoots and Leaves for hilarious consequences of placing commas in the wrong place), so I took up the challenge to use my glitter embossing powder. I used it as a border around my DP blocks. I applied the embossing ink from the EK success pens along one side at a time and embossed it with Inkadinkado Sparkle Embossing powder. My DPs were from different paper packs (probably DCWV) and I loosely followed the sketch provided by Doodle Street Challenge #3. The flowers are from Oriental Trading Company and I used my faithful Matte Accents for the center of the flowers (I tried to hurry the drying time by using my heat gun (it was out after all) and ended up making the liquid bubble/boil so it looks a little "funny" and feels rubbery). The image is from Sewn Together and was yesterday's freebie so be sure to get your copy of this image. I colored it with colored pencils. I should have left it alone, but I did also use a blending stump too.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sewn Together Challenge #7


I chose to use Jaden because I haven't used him much before and there are so many cute images that I have a hard time picking and choosing. I used flowers that I got from Oriental Trading Company and Accent Essentials Mattewas used to attach them and to put a dot in the center of the flower. The paper is from DCWV Fun in the Summer Sun pack.

Don't forget to look at the Freebie Friday and join us on the PaperCraftPlanet for more freebies.

Thanks for looking at my card and please see everyone's creations.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

SSDS Challenge: Halloween

It's a bit early for me to think Halloween but I know somepeople can't wait for September to end so they can start decorating their yards with mummies and witches and spiderwebs (my webs are all natural - I let the spiders do all the work- LOL). So this is what I came up with.
I used a Sure Cuts a Lot file from either SVG cuts or My Scrap Chick (I forgot now, but it'll come back to me when I am trying to go to sleep tonight). They both have free cutting files so sign up for both of them.
Next, I inked the top of the casket with black to make it look really dirty and spooky. I tried to keep the inside of the card as clean as possible so it was still possible to write on the cream colored cardstock.
Thanks for looking and be sure to check out the Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Challenge blog to see what everyone else came up with.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sewn Together Challenge #6


It's a New Technique Challenge #6 at Sewn Together. I chose to try the Tri-Shutter Card. I've seen so many neat ones out there that I've been wanting to do one too. I used Studio HG's Girlfriends paper pack for the background. I also chose Miki with a (party) balloon and colored him with Prisma markers.

Thanks for looking and be sure to check out my other Sewn Together team members' creations.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

SSDS Challenge: Follow the Sketch

Today, we had to follow the sketch over at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle. The sketch lent itself nicely to using scraps and that's exactly what I did. The bear image I forgot where I got it but he is colored with Prismamarkers and I used some studio G glitter gel to his music.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Blog Hop announcement

BLOG HOP...OCT 3RD


WHAT
World Card Making Day is a holiday especially for card makers around the world to: Celebrate the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create between friends and family Kick off (and get a head start on) the holiday card-making season
WHEN
October 3rd, kicking off the holiday card-making season, the most popular time for creating and sharing handmade greetings. Visit Sew Many Cards at our PaperCraftPlanet group between 8pm and 859pm EST to check out the challenge and freebies Angela has to give away!
WHO
PaperCraftPlanet has organized a Group hop so members can Hop via groups. We will also have the group hop info on the main group blog HERE and from there you will be able to hop along with the designers of Sew Many Cards too!
WHY
It is a day to connect with fellow card makers both near and far, to applaud the creativity that powers the craft, and to provide an opportunity for card makers to connect and find resources that will empower, inspire, and encourage them in their card making. (PCP)

Don't forget to check out the Friday Freebie
too!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sewn Together Challenge #5

This week our challenge was to use any donkey image that we liked. I went for donkey with the bandana. He was colored with my PrismaMarkers. I did use dark colors, but they are too dark in this photo. The sparkliy bits at the bottom say Happy Birthday but again, not showing up well. I hope you enjoy what you can see of this card. I like the card, but I'm not too happy with the photo.

Thank you for looking

Saturday, September 19, 2009

SSDS Challenge: Inspiring Color Challenge

It's time for another SSDS challenge and today we had a photo to use. See the SSDS Challenge blog for the photo as well as the other DTs creations. I colored this image from DULEMBA. I loosely based my card on sk082209 from PaperCraftPlanet. I used my cuttlebug and the spiderweb folder on the orange card stock and sanded it a little to help the webbing show up better. The flowers are Primas, while the brad is a Making Memories Hul-la-ba-loo and the ribbon is an Adhesive backed ribbon from Darice.


Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sewn Together Challenge #4

This week's challenge is to make a card based on this sketch.
I chose Tayla again and colored her with colored pencils. I used some ribbon and flowers that I got from Oriental Trading Company. The paper is from DCWV Fun in the Summer Sun pack.

Don't forget to look at the Freebie Friday and join us on the PaperCraftPlanet for more freebies.

Thanks for looking at my card and please see everyone's creations.