Wednesday, September 30, 2009

merry little christmas

Can you believe there's only about 86 days until Christmas? I guess I'll have to start my shopping soon. Hard to believe. It is my favorite time of the year though. And with Christmas comes lots of Christmas cards. I think I have more Christmas stamps than anything. You can never have enough I say. As you can see, I chose some of those for this week's Splitcoast sketch challenge.

I really liked this sketch. I may have to do another card using it. I just picked a couple of the Studio G stamps from Michael's and colored the images with my Copics. Of course glitter goes hand and hand with Christmas cards. I chose some of BG's Figgy Pudding and a piece of Fruitcake. I kept looking at the houndstooth paper and thought it needed something. Should I back it with a piece of red cardstock? Should I trim it with the scalloped scissors? Then I thought sewing the edge would work, but I didn't feel like dragging out my machine so I pulled out some stamps I have not used in a long while that resemble ribbon and stamped the edge and embossed it with red glitter powder. Next I added the ribbon and charm then finished the loads of laundry I've been doing all day. Thanks for stopping by!

Merry Little Christmas:
Stamps: ornaments & sentiment (Studio G); zig zag ribbon (Hero Arts)
Paper: Papertrey Ink, Bazzill, Basic Grey
Ink: Black Memento, Versamark (Tsukineko), Distress Ink (Ranger Industries)
Accessories: Nestabilities, Copic markers, Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura), glitter (Stampendous), red glitter embossing powder (Mark Enterprises), ribbon, charm (Making Memories), foam tape

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

christmas mojo

This week's Mojo Monday sketch was really cute! Julee comes up with the greatest sketches. I used my beloved Figgy Pudding paper. Christmas just keeps getting closer and closer, so any excuse to use this paper!

I stamped the image and colored it using Copics. I still need some more of these. It seems like I'm always needing a certain color I don't have. I used the Nesties scalloped rectangle under the image and under the center strip to make the scallops the same size. I also lined the outer edge of the tree paper with some of the Figgy to make it stand out a little bit. I stamped the sentiment and cut it out using one of the tag Nesties. I mounted both of those with foam tape and done. Thanks for stopping by!

Tis the Season:
Stamps: car with tree (Stamping Bella), sentiment (Studio G)
Paper: Basic Grey, Papertrey Ink, Red Riding Hood (SU)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Garden Green (SU)
Accessories: Nestabilities, Copic markers, Stickles, ribbon, foam tape

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

3 sketches, 3 cards

I was in a card making mood this weekend and I just love sketches! This first one is the weekly Mojo Monday sketch. I haven't done one of these in a while.

The next one is Beate's weekend sketch. My brother in law's birthday is coming up and this stamp looks so much like his dog, Honey. I got to use my Fun Flock on the spots and I think it turned out cute!

Last, but not least, is Jen's Sketch for You to Try. I don't think I've ever done one of her sketch's, but I think it was my favorite of the three.

Thanks for stopping by!

Trick or Treat:
Stamps: RIP, Halloween border (Michael's), Trick or Treat (Hampton Art)
Paper: Basic Grey, Papertrey Ink, Bazzill
Ink: Old Paper Distress (Ranger Industries), Tangerine Tango (SU)
Accessories: Nestabilities, Copic markers, foam tape

Happy Birthday:
Stamps: Dog (Inkadinkado), sentiment (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Basic Grey, Papertrey Ink, Bazzill
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel (SU)
Accessories: Nestabilities, Copic markers, Zig Glue Pen & Glaze Pen (Sakura), Fun Flock (Stampendous), white gel pen (Signo), foam tape

Stamps: Haunted House (Great Impressions), Boo (Making Memories)
Paper: Papertrey Ink, Bazzill, Papertrey Ink, Bo Bunny
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Nestabilities, Copic markers, Glaze Pen & Permapaque pen (Sakura), chipboard, ribbon, foam tape

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

long time no blog

Yes, it's true. I've actually made a card. I just decided to take a little break and now I have returned. I chose to jump right back into the Splitcoast color and sketch challenges. I wasn't too excited about the color combo, but I made the best of it. The sunflower is actually part of a larger image, but I only used part of it. I stamped and embossed the center of the flower and popped it up in the center with foam tape. I colored everything with ink and my trusty old Dove Blender pen. Of course I had to add a little glitter to it. Cards just don't seem complete without a little sparkle.

I mounted the image on a Cuttlebugged piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock and then mounted that on top of a stamped piece of Crushed Curry. I thought it turned out all right. Thanks for stopping by and hopefully I'll have another post for you tomorrow!

Stamps: sunflower (Peddler's Pack), writing background (Inkadinkado), Happy Birthday (Hero Arts)
Paper: Papertrey Ink, Bazzill, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry (SU)
Ink: Black Memento, Versamark (Tsukineko), Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry (SU)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, foam tape, glue pen (Sakura), glitter (Stampendous), Dove Blender pen, black dot embellishments (Stamping Bella)

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