Thursday, September 29, 2011

Exciting News!!



I have some exciting news to share with you today. I've been accepted on the gel-a-tins design team! It's my first design team and I am so excited to be working with gel-a-tin stamps and to become a gel-a-tina!!


If you haven't heard of them, here's a little more about them. Gel-à-tins™ are clear stamps that are soft and sticky like a gelly candy and they come stored in a handy metal tin. You'll find a wide assortment of letter and image stamps as well as build-your-own layering stamps you can use to create your own unique designs. Totally Yummy!


Check out the gel-a-tins blog today to meet the other new members of their design team and go to their Web store at www.gelatinstamps.com to check out some of the totally cute gel-a-tin stamps. Also, be sure to like gel-a-tins on Facebook so you can keep up with the latest gel-a-tin news. Check back soon to see some of my first creations with gel-a-tin stamps!


Have a great day!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Robot Birthday

I picked up the Robot Trio last week when Michaels had a sale and I wanted to use one. So I made this birthday card. No challenge or contest, just a card I made for fun. I'll probably give it to my friends son for his birthday in a few months. He loves robots. Thanks for taking a look!

Materials
1. Card stock - Very Vanilla (Stampin Up)
2. Decorative Paper - Rocket Age - Incoming Transmission (October Afternoon)
3. Stamp - Robot Trio, sentitment (Hero Arts)
4. Embossing Powder - white (Papertrey Ink)
5. Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento)
6. Markers - assorted colors (Copic)
7. Die - Circle (Sizzix)
8. Punch (EKSuccess)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Trick or Treat

Here's little card I made using a Hambo digi witch. I'm going to submit it as my second entry into this week's Wee Memories Challenge  - to use patterned paper. The paper is from K&Company's Halloween Collection. Thanks for taking a look!


Here's my card.


Materials
1. Card stock - Black, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White (Stampin Up)
2. Patterned paper - Halloween Collection (K&Company)
3. Stamp - witch (Hambo)
4. Ink - Black (Memento), Markers (Copic)
5. Punch - circle, bat (Stampin Up), fence (Martha Stewart)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #129 - In The Garden

I made this card for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #129. I was definitely inspired by the pretty, soft colors. This stamp is called Tilda in the Garden. I like Tilda because she does so many things and they make stamps of her doing all of them - she's my kind of girl. Today she's taking a break and picking flowers in the garden. No doubt she'll be swimming or dancing tomorrow. Thanks for taking a look!


Here's my card.
Materials
1. Card Stock - Pool Party (Stampin Up)
2. Decorative Paper - Pretty in Pink (Stampin Up), Peachy Keen (American Crafts)
3. Stamp - Tilda in the Garden (Magnolia)
4. Ink - Black (Memento) Markers (Copic)
5. FabRips (Studio Calico)
6. Trim - white flowers (Tim Holtz)
7. Buttons - Baja Breeze Corduroy (Stampin Up)

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #21 - Good Luck

I made this card for the current CAS-ual Fridays Challenge to use 3 shades of a color plus brown. I used three shades of green alcohol ink - Lettuce, Meadow and Citrus to create the background. Thanks for taking a look!

Here's my card.

Materials
1. Card stock - Chocolate Chip (Stampin Up)
2. Glossy Card Stock (Ranger)
3. Ink - Alcohol - Lettuce, Meadow, Citrus (Ranger)
4. Lettere - Chipboard Alphas (Studio Calico)
5. Punch - corner (Stampin Up)

Wee Memories Challenge #69 - Birthday Soiree

I made this card for the current Wee Memories Challenge #69 to use patterned paper. The patterned papers and accessories are all from the Pink Paislee Soiree collection. I just wanted to make fun sort over the top birthday invitation card with these fun "party" designs. Thanks for taking a look!

Here's my card.


Materials
All materials are from the Pink Paislee Soiree collection. 

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge #100 - Scatter Sunshine

I made this card for the current Play Date Cafe Challenge #100. I wanted to use my new Hero Arts Fox, Sizzix hexagon die and Amy Tangerine stickers. So I made this simple scene - maybe a little too simple, but I like it. Thanks for taking a look!

Here's my card. 


Materials
1. Card stock - Crumb Cake, Whisper White (Stampin Up)
2. Decorative paper - Run of the Mill (Studio Calico) Cajun Craze DSP (Stampin Up)
3. Stamp - Fox (Hero Arts)
4. Ink - Basic Black (Stampin Up)
5. Ribbon - Old Olive (Stampin Up)
6. Sticker - Sticker Book (Amy Tangerine)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cupcake Craft Challenge - The Darkside

I made this simple card for the current Cupcake Craft Challenge called The Darkside - only use Purple & Black. I had this rub-on that I have been wanting to use for a while and I thought this challenge would be the perfect place to use it. It's actually the first time I've ever used a rub-on and it worked great. I just added some bling in the corners and a Hero Arts sentiment. Thanks for taking a look. 




Materials
1. Card stock - Whisper White, Basic Black, Perfect Plum (Stampin Up)
2. Stamp Set - Wish You Were Here (Hero Arts)
3. Ink - Black (Stampin Up)
4. Rub-on - Plum Crazy (Glitz Design)
5. Bling (Queen & Co.)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge #18 - TEXT

I made this card for the current Lawnscaping Challenge #18 - TEXT. I stamped the background for the texty portion of this card. I used 3 Lawn Fawn Stamp Sets - Critters in the Forest, Hats Off To You and Turkey Day. The decorative paper is from Stampin Up. I embossed the hat for last weeks challenge, but I never finished the card so I decided to use it this week. Thanks for taking a look. 


Here's my card. 

Materials
1. Card stock - Very Vanilla (Stampin Up)
2. Decorative Paper - Here & There Amy Tangerine (American Crafts), Leaves and Lines (Stampin Up)
3. Stamps - Hats off to You, Critters in the Forest, Turkey Day (Lawn Fawn)
4. Ink - black (Memento), Old Olive (Stampin Up)
5. Markers - assorted colors (Copic)


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Moxie Fab World - Vertical Shaped Sketch

This is my last card for the Moxie Fab World Sketch Challenges. This one is for the Moxie Fab World Vertical Shaped Sketch Challenge. The decorative papers, "jewels", and twine are Pink Paislee - Soiree. The sentiment stamp is from Technique Tuesday - Kids Are Cool and the glitter brads are from Michaels. Thanks for taking a look!
Here's my card. 



Moxie Fab World - Shaped Cards Challenge

I'm on a roll today. Here's my 3rd card for the Moxie Fab World Sketches Challenges - this one is the Moxie Fab World - Shaped Card Sketch Challenge. The camera stamp is from Paper Smooches Perpetual Bliss Stamp Set and the sentiment is a Studio Calico and Hero Arts Stamp set that is a Studio Calico KOM Club exclusive stamp. The decorative papers are Basic Grey - Out of Print. Thanks for taking a look!

Here's my card. 

Materials
1. Card stock - Whisper White (Stampin Up)
2. Ink - Black (Memento) Markers (Copic)
3. Decorative Paper - Out of Print (Basic Grey)
4. Stamps - Perpetual Bliss (Paper Smooches) Studio Calico/Hero Arts (Exclusive Studio Calico KOM stamp set)
5. Dies - scallop circle and circles (Nestabilities)

Moxie Fab World - Horizontal Sketch Challenge

I made this card with the sketch from the Moxie Fab World Horizontal Sketch Challenge and I'm entering it into the Wee Memories - No Patterned Paper challenge this week.  The felt figures are from Michaels and the sentiment is from Technique Tuesday - Kids are Cool stamp set. The paper is Stampin Up Crumb Cake. Thanks for taking a look!!


Here's my card. 


Moxie Fab - Square Sketch Challenge

I'm entering this card into the Moxie Fab World - Square Sketch Challenge. The stamps are from Papertrey Ink - January - Year of Flowers. I used Baha Breeze and Not Quite Navy Paper and white embossing powder. Thanks for taking a look!


Here's my card.



Tuesday Trigger - Garden Glory

I finally made this card for the current Tuesday Trigger - Garden Glory. I was inspired by the flower in picture, the green pattern on the chair and the blue in the flower and the book. I used Wendy Vecchi Sketch Art Stamp set for the flower and an exclusive Studio Calico Kit Club stamp that is from Studio Calico and Hero Arts for the background. The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday. Thanks for taking a look!


Here's my card.


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge #99

I made this card for the current Play Date Cafe Challenge #99. I really wanted to use something from one of my new Paper Smooches set. I've been so busy lately I haven't gotten to use a lot of my new things. I thought I would use the Lemon this time since yellow was in the color story for this week. Thanks for taking a look!!



Here's my card.


Materials
1. Card stock - Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder (Stampin Up)
2. Decorative Paper - Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight (Stampin Up)
3. Stamp set - Fruitastic (Paper Smooches)
4. Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento) Markers - Lemon Yellow, Prune (Copic)
5. Ribbon - Wisteria Wonder (Stampin Up)
6. Buttons - Yellow (Pebbles)

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #20 - Mini Cards

I made this set of cards for the CAS-uals Fridays Challenge #20 - Mini Cards. These cards are 3x3. I used a stamp set by Impression Obsession called Imagine Words and Washi Tapes. Thanks for taking a look!!


Here's my card set.




Materials
1. Card stock - Whisper White (Stampin Up)
2. Stamp Set - Imagine Words (Impression Obsession)
3. Ink - Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum (Stampin Up)
4. Tape (Washi Tape)
5. Pearls (Hero Arts)

Hero Arts 90 Minute Scramble - Add Texture

I made this card for today's Hero Arts Flickr Group 90 Minute Scramble. It's the first time in a while I've been around for one - they're so much fun. The challenge was to add texture to the card and I did it with 3 different Stampin up Embossing Folders. Thanks for taking a look!

Materials
1. Card Stock - Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Whisper White (Stampin Up)
2. Stamps - Car with Tree, Celebrate Everyday (Hero Arts)
3. Ink - black (Memento), Assorted color markers (Copic)
4. Embossing Folders - Stampin Up
5. Liquid Pearls (Ranger)
6. Banner Die (Papertrey Ink)
7. Rhinestones (Hero Arts)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Play Date Cafe #98

**Scroll down to next post for the Lawnscaping Blog Hop.** 


I made this card for The Play Date Cafe Challenge #98. I used the Artist Butterfly from Hero Arts. I colored the Butterfly with Copic Markers. Thanks for taking a look!


Here's My Card


Materials
1. Card stock - Whisper White (Stampin Up)
2. Stamp - Artist Butterfly (Hero Arts)
3. Ink - Black (Memento)
4. Copic Markers - assorted colors
5. Decorative Paper - Farmhouse (Crate Paper)
6. Oval die - Nestabilities

Friday, September 9, 2011

Lawnscaping Holiday Blog Hop - Haunted Halloween Card



Welcome to the first ever Lawnscaping Blog Hop!  So glad you’re here! You should have come to me by way of the very talented Ivy.  This month's theme is Holiday projects!! The hop runs from Friday, September 9th - Sunday, September 11th! Make sure to comment on all of the blogs because there are LOTS of prizes to be won! All the details can be found on the Lawnscaping home page.

Next head on to the extremely talented Ashley Newell's blog. If you've gotten off track, don't worry! Head on back to Lawnscaping to see the complete list of designers and prize information!


I made a card using the new Happy Haunting stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I paper pieced the house and made the ghosts from Clearly for Art modeling paper by Wendi Vecchi. You just stamp the paper with permanent ink, cut it out and heat with heat tool. When it becomes soft you have about 10 seconds to mold it before it hardens in place. I added some close ups of the ghosts so you can see the effect - it's kind of hard to see on the straight on card picture.

Here's my card: 


Ghost 1
Ghost 2


Materials
1. Card stock - Whipser White, Basic Black (Stampin Up)
2. Decorative Paper - KP Halloween Mat Pad (K & Company)
3. Stamp Set - Happy Haunting (Lawn Fawn)
4. Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento)
5. Modeling Paper - Clearly For Art White (Wendy Vecchi)
6. Vellum (Papertrey Ink)
7. Die - Circle (Sizzix)
8. Banner Die (Papertrey Ink)
9. Black sparkle brads (Michaels)

Instructions
1. Create card from black card stock - finished size is 5x5.
2. Cut smaller square panel and adhere to card.
3. Cut a circle in purple and green paper.
4. Draw a curved line on the green circle and cut out. 
5. Adhere the bottom part of the green circle to the purple circle and adhere to card.
6. Stamp the haunted house on several different patterned papers, cut out the different elements and adhere to the main haunted house image
7. Stamp moon and bat and cut out
8. Adhere paper-pieced house and moon to card
9. Stamp ghosts on white Clearly for Art paper and cut out
10. Heat ghosts with heat tool and when they become soft shape them the way you like - you have about 10 secs (if you don't like how it turns out - heat it up and shape it again)
11. Adhere ghosts to card with foam tape
12. Cut vellum banner from die and stamp sentiment



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