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Monday, August 31, 2009

Sewn Together Challenge #2

Challenge #2: Use a Halloween Image and create a card or papercraft using any/all of the following colors (and no other colors): Purple, yellow, neutral (black does NOT count, white DOES count) pink, or red.I managed to get Purple, Yellow, White, and Pink (no red unless you count the dots but they're more of a maroon color IMHO). My papers came from DCWV Fun In the Sun Summer Stack. I loosely followed a past Mojo Monday sketch for my placement of the "Tayla Scared" image that you can find at SewManyCards . I colored Tayla to resemble our cat Tiger and __?__Stripe (boys are debating if he's a black cat with gray stripes or gray cat with black stripe so Gray or Black will go in front of Stripe for his name) and the pumpkin with colored pencils.

Be sure to check out my fellow team mates:

Friday, August 28, 2009

SSDS Challenge: Follow the Sketch

It's time for another Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays Challenge and this time we had to follow a sketch. I chose to follow Challenge 46 at Secret Crafter which was to use Turquoise and Brown. I used my Prisma markers to color this digi image by Digital Ink - Co. of Charlie the horse (used the colorless blender to make the appaloosa spots on his rump). The turquoise printed paper is a Lindsay W. design. I also ran the DCWV brown cardstock thru my Cuttlebug with the Swirls folder and sanded the raise design so the white core showed.

Don't forget to check out my fellow design team members

Thanks for looking and
I can't wait to see what you create

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

First Sewn Together Card

I was notified by email Monday, Aug. 17 from Angela telling me that I was one of the folks chosen for her new Design Team over at Sewn Together. I'm really excited because Angela has some super cute images in her store that I can't wait to play with them. Be sure to check out the other great Design Team Members. Their blogs are in my right sidebar. Lots of talented women in this group! Congrats to everyone that made it, and a special thank you to everyone that visits my blog. Be sure to visit Deployed Designs because they have a Freebie digital image every can check it out here.... and get the Christmas image that you can use to jump start your Christmas cards with. (I still have discounted cards from After Christmas sales to last me a few more years yet.)

My first card using a Sewn Together image. It's Halen the Hair. I picked him because it looked like a great Back-to-School image but my paper choices make me think "baby".

I followed and flipped Mojo Monday's 100th Celebration #7 sketch. The papers used were a freebie in a UK card magazine and I cut them into 1.25 inch squares. I colored the bunny with my Prisma markers using French Gray 20% with a darker gray (FG30%) for his bangs and under the ears. I used my Creative Memories circle cutting system for the circles. I used my Studio G glitter glue to make the three dots in the lower right corner. TIP: do not use your embossing heat tool to try speeding up the drying process...I made at least one dot act like it was boiling.

Thanks for looking and be sure to check everyone else's cards out too.

Friday, August 21, 2009

SSDS Challenge: Monochromatic

It's challenge day over at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays again. This time you have to make a monochromatic color item. I chose to find a challenging color scheme (or at least a color I haven't used for a while). For the card, I picked orange. I took a DCWV cardstock and ran it thru my cuttlebug for the dry embossing. Since the textured cardstock is white underneith, I took my spongy sanding block and exposed it. Then I had this one orange Flora-Doodle flower from Petaloo available. I then used my Cricut and Sure Cuts a Lot program to cut the Happy Birthday phrase from velum (I was hoping the orange would show thru but it's thicker velum than most scrapbook velum so it looks whiter).

Next I did a scrapbook page. My youngest started Kindergarten Wednesday and brought home this great report. It is also done in a monochromatic scheme. Sorry, I don't have a wide scanner nor do I know how to "stitch" two scans together to make one photo. I used a Fiskars punch to create the mat (someone was giving it away at work so I snatched it up LOL) then glued foam dragonflies on a couple of spots that didn't work out right. The fancy border qualifies it for the Scrapmaster's Paradise Finally Friday challenge and the dragonflies qualifies it for the Paper Cutz "It flies" challenge.
Don't forget to check out the rest of the design team - one of us made something extra special.

Thanks for looking, and have a great weekend

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ribboned Skunk

This is for the ribbon swap. It's a little different from the first one, but very similar. The striped paper is CM, the printed paper is TAC, and don't know about the ribbon. The Skunk came from Dawn Moore.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Another SSDS Challenge: Boy! oh Boy!

I have another card for SSDS's All about the Boy's challenge but this time I used a more grown up boy. This time I used Unscripted Sketches' sketch from 8/15/09. I also used Colour Create's color choices of Blue, Sand, Silver and Black. I think every color is fairly easily recognizable although my "sand" color isn't real sand (the button came out darker in the picture). I used my prismacolor markers to color the free google image of the guy in the trenchcoat. Rasberry Ribbons wanted to see circles so I got out my Cuttlebug Circle embossing folder and inked it up with silver ink. I even managed to use all solid (non-patterned) cardstock like Pile it On 10th challenge requested. 2 Red Bananas also wanted only cardstock and except for the button, I did (their examples also have some small embellishment so I think I'm OK with the button).
Thanks for looking,

Friday, August 14, 2009

SSDS Challenge: Boy! oh Boy!

My card this week for the SSDS Challenge was to create a Boy Card. The card stock I used for this project is American Crafts Celebration Tightrope because I love stripes. My image is a rubber stamp called September - Scottie by JRL Design. I'm so spoiled with digital because I couldn't make this smaller - LOL (I wanted to enter it in the PCP sketch challenge but the image was too big). I colored my image with my Prismacolor markers, then matted it with orange and brown card stocks. The ribbon is an adhesive backed ribbon from Darice and I printed the sentiment on a scrap of the orange card stock (left over from the mat) and cut it into the peanut shape, then inked it with a brown marker.

Thanks for looking and be sure to stop by my fellow design team member and see how they went with the Boy Theme challenge. I can't wait to see your take on it.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Love your Blog award

Wow. I got honored. I have a blog award. I am just speechless. Thank you to Jess for this wonderful award. Thank you very much.
She only has 2 requirements for this award.....

1.) Post on my Blog (done)
2.) Pass it on to whoever I want (see below)

So who should I pass it on to? Hmmm. I'll have a hard time narrowing my choices to a few. LOL I'm just going to spread the love (hopefully they haven't received this award already).

Thanks everyone. Good Night.

Sewn Together DT call

I colored this cute horse with my Prismacolor markers. I tried to give him a fabric kind of feeling. I just about got carried away with inking around the edges. And since he was a toy horse made of fabric, only a gingham ribbon made sense to me.

The makers of that horse image, Sewn Together, is having a design team call and they'd like to see some other cards featuring my coloring of images. Here is some of my favorites. Thanks for looking.

My Prismacolor Markers were also used to color Granny & her kitties, and the boy.
The mailbox and the girls were colored with colored pencils (and no OMS blending - just pure pencil).and a close up of the girls

Monday, August 10, 2009

Trifold Angel - Inspiration

Today's challenge is to take this group of photos and be inspired to make something based on it.I went for the green and orange thread spools with button photo as my color inspiration so the card is predominately orange and greens.

I made a TriFold card. You've seen trifolds on my blog before (first the Wooly for MIL, then for a swap). I colored her with my Prisma markers (you can't see the gray outline around the angel) and I used gold pen to color her tiarra. After sticking her on the light green mat, I stitched the zig zag in white floss. Then I matted her in dark green, the printed paper and the dark green again. I made sure to carefully adhere only one side of the mat and stuck her on the left fold.

Open on the different sides

Fully open and flat

Thanks for looking

Friday, August 7, 2009

Sleeping mouse

I tried to cram in as many challenges as I could for this one. I picked the colors that If the Shoe Fits blog wanted and they wanted Orange, Brown and Pink. I had an orangier orange, but decided it was too close to my pink (which is an orangeish pink IMHO) and hunted for a lighter orange. I doodle stitched on the orange and on the inner star shape because Crafty Muse had the sketch I wanted to use and they wanted doodling too. I altered the sketch a little by putting the dots outside the star shape. The dots are pink glitter glue by Studio G. My dairy queen curlie-q's flattend into ovals which wouldn't have been bad if they had all pointed towards the center better. I used my Sure Cuts a Lot software to create the star shape and cut it out with my Cricut. The Cuttlebug Challenge wanted a digital stamp so I chose the baby mouse in the tea cup (former Simply Sassy image). I colored him with my Prisma markers and cut him out. Dare You 2 DigiStamp wanted to see distressing so I used my little pink tool to rough up the edges of the inner star then ran the outer star thru my Cuttlebug machine and sanded the pink color to show the white core.

As always thanks for looking
and have a great weekend.
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Thankin' You

Go to Stamp, Scrap, & Doodle Challenge Blog. Everyone is welcome to join us and are eligible to win prizes. Please be sure to join the blog as a follower and use the Mr. Linky feature to link us directly to your creations. I'd love to see what you come up with.

This is my first Stamp, Scrap, & Doodle Challenge Card. The challenge is to use 2 buttons, 2 ribbons, 2 designer papers, and 2 layers. Here's the specifics:
2 Buttons - one on ribbon attached with thread, one on flower attached with "glue"
2 ribbons - stacked on each other
2 papers - one background blue dots, one matting and sentiment in red
2 layers - matting and ribbons make the layers

Be sure to check out the rest of the Simply Sassy Design Team for their take on this challenge.
Three of us used the same bee image (great way to see how these images can be used), but there are other bees if you like this guy. See another of my cards using a different bee image. "Bee" sure to check out SSDS for these and other cute images.
Thanks for looking

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Crazy Cat Lady (some day that will be me)

Well this bright color scheme was compliments of Colour Create 24th challenge to use Pink, Green and Orange. The Squigglefly image was colored with Prismacolor markers and the hair and slippers were textured with the colorless blender. The sketch came from Sweet Sketch Wednesday (my friend Lisa got on their design team). The glitter (for Daring Card Makers) in the OTC flowers are from my JoAnn's shopping trip yesterday. I found the Studio G Glitter Glue in their dollar bins and got one of each color available. I also used green and orange print paper from DCWV Fun in the Sun Summer pack. The pink dot paper was a TAC free printable. The Orange stripe paper was just a scrap left over from another project and I used a green ribbon. The only thing missing from the sketch is a sentiment and I usually wait to see what I need (Thank You, Birthday, or Thinking of You). I like having my box of blank cards ready to sift thru to find what I need.

Thanks for looking,

Two for 0ne

The bookshop image was colored with my Prisma markers (used the colorless blender to make bricks). I followed the sketch provided by Sunday Sketch & Stamp. I outlined and doodled with my Martha Stewart gold paint pen because High Hopes wanted us to "Go for the Gold" and the doodles was for Twisted Sketches.

The sunflower was colored with pencils and the card base was cut out with my cricut and Sure cuts a Lot program. I was trying to follow a sketch but the image ended up being too big to see details so I'll probably use the sketch again for something else.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Trifold Card for swap

CHECK BACK FRIDAY TO GET THE LINK AND TO SEE THE NEW CHALLENGE. I had to make this one for a Trifold swap. If you remember my Trifold Wooly card, it was my test card. I made a few alterations to the the fold directions and I made it taller. My second card has the same papers, but a different image (I'll show it later).

Partially open

Open Flat

Thanks for looking,

Monday, August 3, 2009


Be sure to check out the Simply Sassy Blog. Sassy is giving away a free digi wordart sticker. So go get it. Be sure to tell her if you like it and want more. :)


Something besides a card today...a bookmark. I'm always losing mine (I keep it for weeks/months but they do seem to get lost easily - I think someone filches them when I'm not looking). Anyway, this is a simple bookmark but I do have some other bookmark instructions that I want to try (maybe later this week). I'll have to make sure to put my name on the back so if I take it to school, I'll get it back). Thanks for looking,

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Paper pieced blossom

I am using another wonderful Simply Sassy Design. This time, I printed it out 5 times on different colored paper (I didn't use the petals side-by-side on a print out) so I could do Stamp Something's Paper Pieced Challenge. I taped the papers to another sheet of typing paper so I wasn't printing and using up a lot of sheets. The color choices were from My Favorite Things Challenge # 13. The challenge was to use moss, berry, red, and white. I had to approximate these colors since I don't use Stampin' Up or PaperTrey (or whom ever's line of paper it is). Then I chose Amy R.'s Friday Sketch challenge. The paper used to do my paper piecing, is the same papers I used for the background.

Thanks for looking,

Purple Mushroom Bee

I chose my colors because Our Creative Corner wanted Purple. I used the sketch provided by I heart to Stamp. The image is a Simply Sassy design that I colored with my markers (I think the copic marker I use for sky is running out - the tips are turning white).

Thanks for looking,