Friday, October 31, 2008

Friday Face-off and the last of the sneak peeks

I love the bright colors in this kids' playroom. Here's the card it inspired. Have fun! Be sure the put FFIF7 in the key words when you upload!

I made this card for one of my son's birthdays. The only inspiration I took from the room was the colors, which I thought were perfect for a birthday card. I stamped "Sometimes you're the bug" and colored it a great green color with my copics, then added some brightly wrapped gifts in the back with "In the Bug". The card base is a lime green bazzilllayered with black and basic grey dp. The panel is basic grey, which I cuttlebugged with the birthday embossing folder, matted with black, which I cut with some decorative scissors. Finally, I stamped the sentiment on basic grey, matted with black and punched with oval punches and added some more birthday gifts.
Doesn't Charlie Horse make a cute snowman? This is the new "Charlie Snowhorse" available Nov. 1st from Clear Dollar Stamps. I stamped him and then added lots of glitter for the snow and colored his scarf with, yep, you guessed it, copics. I framed him using this SEI frame from years ago and layered it with baja breeze, ridinghood red, and certainly celery. Then I added this great ribbon and cute charm frame, inside which I put a silver snowflake. The card base is ridinghood red, layered with certainly celery and baja breeze.

Here's another one with charlie snowhorse. I stamped Charlie and this time just added accents of blue glitter. I sponged the bg with bayou blue lightly and added bits of white glitter for snow. I used my nesties to cut him into a circle and matted him with a chocolate chip circle. The base of the snow globe is part of a trophy, which I cut with my cricut using the Disney Cars cartridge. The card base is grey layered with this great SU dp from last Christmas and black with another dp from the same set. I corner punched black and sage shadow and added those to the corner with a little gem.
This is another Nov. 1st release, Rodney Deer. I figured most people would use this for Christmas, so I wanted to give another spin on it. Besides, it was my friend, Cathie's birthday! I stamped the cute little guy on this SU dp and then again on white paper. I colored the white one and cut out the body, mounting it over the one on the dp. I used rub ons to write "Happy birthday (deer image) Cathie, Happy birthday to you!" and the presents are also rubons. I layered this with real rust, more dp and stuck it to the wild wasabi card base.
Well, I hope you've enjoyed the sneak peeks. Be sure to visit again. I'm working on the December projects right now and I'm really proud of how they are turning out!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

More peeking and today's challenge

Here's another Lampost Expressions card. This set is just so cool! I did this card for the design team challenge to use glossy cardstock. I liked the faux linen technique I used on the turkey card, so used it again on this card. I colored the image with copics and then sanded, added color with sponges and sanded again. I matted the image with layers of black and real red. The card base is always artichoke layered with basic grey. I tied on a ribbon and added the sentiment from Charlie Snowhorse (you'll see the sneak peek of it tomorrow, along with the Friday faceoff!).
Today's challenge on SCS was to get crackin'! I tried out the cracked glass technique with my mom's new scarecrow stamp. I told her that stamps don't stay uninked for long in my house! This poor ol' scarecrow isn't scary - so now he's free! I stamped the images and colored with copics. Then I did 4 layers of clear embossing powder and through it in the freezer for a bit. I made the sign with more mustard cardstock and the card with old olive, chocolate chip and SU halloween 2007 dp. I stamped the sentiment on pumpkin pie, layered with chocolate chip and old olive. I added a strip of brown polkadot ribbon flanked by two pieces of green polkadot ribbon. The flower was white, so I colored it with copics and added the brown polkadot ribbon. After I got the image out of the freezer I cracked it up and then mounted it on chocolate chip and old olive.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sneak peek and todays challenge

This is another great image that's being release Nov. 1st at Clear Dollar Stamps. The lampost has great sentiments that can go on the sign and cute little animals that can be place on or around it. I made this card for the design team color challenge - tempting teal, going gray and mellow moss. I colored the lampost with copics and embossed it. Then I used my brayer and sponges with several shades of blue to make the sky. I mounted it on layers of mellow moss and black. topping it with a decorative swirl. I stamped the sentiment in tempting teal on going gray layered with black. The dp is from basic grey layered with black. The card base is tempting teal.
This is for today's sketch challenge. The images are from Clear Dollar Stamps. I stamped the tree and used a sharpie to add some length to both ends. I stamped the squirel and added him to the inside of the tree hole. Then I stamped the sentiment on pumpkin pie and oval punched it, layering it with a chocolate chip oval. The waving squirrel was stamped and colored with copics. I mounted the three images on basic grey squares matted with real red. The bg is basic grey and is divided with pumpkin pie ribbon.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

One more peek for today

Here's another card made with In the Bug, the great new set that goes with Sometimes you're the bug. I thought it would be funny to have this poor puppy having an anxiety attack over this little boy taking him on a joy ride. So, what does a puppy say in such a situation? Ruh Roh! This card was done for the Clear Dollar Stamps Design Team Sketch Challenge. I used this fabulous Basic Grey dp with only orange, blue bayou and wild wasabi. The letters are plastic - I got them at target a long time ago. The ribbon is SU blue bayou.

Another Eat more ham card. I just love this little turkey. I used more basic grey on this card (love that stuff) with old olive, real red and pumpkin pie. The tree and the fence are basic grey die cuts. I cut the sentiment at the top with my oval scallop nesties. The turkey is stamped strolling along the fence tops and colored with copics.
Hope you're enjoying the sneak peeks! Come see some more tomorrow!

This is one of the new Nov. 1st releases from Clear Dollar Stamps. This little Tom Turkey is just so thankful that you're having ham for Thanksgiving this year. I made this card for the CDS challenge to use glossy cardstock. Now, I have to admit that I have had glossy cardstock for over a year now and it was unopened before this challenge. So, I did a little looking over at splitcoast and decided to try the Faux Linen technique. It was a lot of fun and I liked the outcome - I even used it on another card featuring another Nov. 1st sneak peek, so you'll have to come back and look for that one.

I stamped the turkey on glossy cardstock, colored it with copics, sanded it down (after it dried), added some color with sponges and sanded again. So simple and it gives a really cool effect. I cut the turkey image with my circle nesties and matted it on a chocolate chip circle. I then mounted the circles on oval scallops in pumpkin pie and wild wasabi. For the background I used the same Faux Linen technique. I stamped the "Eat more ham" sentiment and various leaves, colored them with copics, sanded, added more mustard with a sponge and sanded again. I did the same background on a strip of more mustard cardstock and added some green ribbon from walmart. The sentiment is done on wild wasabi ovals matted with chocolate chip ovals and says: " get away"! The whole shebang is mounted on layers of chocolate chip and wild wasabi with a card base of pumpkin pie.

I hope you like the card - the stamps are SO cute! They would make fabulous placecards - even if you do plan to have turkey! Be sure to keep checking back for more great stamps from CDS!

This is for CC190 - Pixie Pink, Kiwi Kiss and Tangerine Tango. Mrs. Claus is sick to death of red and green, so she's decide to adopt this bright color combo for Christmas this year. You all know how much I love the Sometimes you're the bug set, right? Well, now Clear Dollar Stamps has an accessory set to go with it called In the Bug. It has cute little people, animals and accessories to go in the bug. I also added a stylin' hat on Mrs. Claus from the Just Nutty set. The bug is mounted on layers of white embossed with the cuttlebug in the snowflake folder, kiwi kiss & tangerine tango with pixie pink and all tied up with a cute little bow!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Mojo Monday (and sneak peek of CDS tommorrow!)

Well, I knew saying that I was going to try to join in on challenges would come back to bite me. Did you see today's technique challenge?? Well, I don't have freezer paper and I don't have any leftover party napkins, so that challenge was out. But, I gave Julee's Mojo Monday sketch challenge a go. So, here's my card for it.
My sister is a SU demo. My mom order this stamp from her and my sister borrowed it. She never got around to using it, so when I saw her yesterday, she gave me the set back to return to mom. Well, I thought the poor little guy just had to be broken in! Besides - my ex-grandma-in-law loves red birds, so this will make a perfect Christmas card for her. I think I have about 5 Christmas cards made now!
So - about the card: The image and sentiment are from SU's A Cardinal Christmas. I used about 50 different shades of red, pink and yes, purple copics to color him. I pulled up an image of a red bird on google and I think I got the colors pretty close. The base of the card is basic black. The panel is wild wasabi with red glitter embossing. I matted the image with black, real red and wild wasabi. The sentiment is stamped in red then inked with wild wasabi and mounted on real red cardstock. I kept it pretty simple, but I like the way it turned out and I think Grandma Marie will love it.
Don't forget to check back with me tomorrow for sneak peeks from Clear Dollar Stamps! I've got some great stamps to show off for you!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sunday Challenge

OK - now that I have my computer (I'm a little excited after being without for so long), I've decided to join in on some challenges. Today's was the featured stamper challenge, in which one CASES a card from the featured stamper's gallery and changes at least 2 things. The featured stamper this week is SpeedyStamper. Here is the card I CASED from her gallery:;ppuser=646

Here is the card I made for the challenge:

I used the pumpkin and bat images from inkadinkado and the sentiment from studio g. I stamped the pumpkin on the su dp with craft old olive and matted the circle with a wild wasabi scallop (I meant to use old olive, oops!). I stamped it again on white and on pumpkin pie with old olive. I cut the pumpkins alone out of the pumpkin pie and inked them a little with old olive and pumpkin pie. Then I cut just the stems from the old olive and pieced them both together on the dp. I stamped the bats and then stamped them again on white and cut out some individual bats and popped them up a little. The background is blush blossom stamped with an SU canvas bg stamp then inked a little with pumpkin pie. The edges were inked heavily with creamy caramel. The ribbon is from walmart. I then matted the background on black and then onto the more mustard card base.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

birthday card

One of my good friends is turning 40 tomorrow. This is the card I made for her. Her daughter is having a rather impromptu surprise party, so I have to keep her busy for a little while tomorrow afternoon and manage to get her home at the right time. Wish me luck!
I used pink pirouette for the base of the card. The image, from cats pajama's, is stamped twice, once with white on certainly celery and one with black on white. I added black to the dog's nose and eyes and went over him with a souffle' pen to make his fur look kind of curly, like her maltese pup. I colored the cake using copics. The image is mounted on close to cocoa, pink pirouette and chocolate chip scallops made with my nesties. The background is certainly celery matted on chocolate chip with pink pirouette and close to cocoa scallops bordering basic grey dp. The certainly celery is ticked punched and accented with small pink gems. The scallops and the background are accented with dots made with chocolate chip marker and a white inksentials pen.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday Face-off

After much crying and gnashing of teeth, I finally have internet service! So, check back often from now on - I will be trying to post daily! So - here's the inspiration challenge for this week. It's a monkey nursery set from pottery barn kids. And, here's the card which was inspired by it:
I used the monkeys with hands latched like in the bedding and liked the blue and brown together, but you know I had to have a little more color - especially to go with these cute Clear Dollar Stamps monkeys! These monkeys are so great - you can buy accessories to go with them like the umbrella! I put a cloudy sky background behind my little monkeys so they could be floating down from a banana tree, chasing those bananas. The paper is K& Co. with real red, chocolate chip and bayou blue.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Back from the dead

OK -I have finally returned. After spening over two hours on the phone with direct tv the other day, trying to find out where my wireless router was, they finally discovered that my order had been deleted because they do not offer wireless internet in my area. Wow - would have been nice had they notified me and told me that. So, I will be having cox come out and hook up my internet tomorrow. So, I will be posting the Friday faceoff this week (and from now on), but it will be later in the day. So, sorry I've been MIA for so long, but hope to see everyone tomorrow afternoon!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday Face-off!

Here's the inspiration for this week's Face-off. In honor of the upcoming Halloween holiday, I;m using this cute witches room from virtual dollhouse. My sample is below.
This is from MFT's Totally witchin' set. I paper pieced the dresses and the hat with some SU halloween dp from last year and some "velvet" paper. The rest of the image was colored with copics and sakura glaze pens. I cut the witches out and mounted them on more dp from the same set. Then I matted it on black and pumpkin pie. The spider web paper is Su as well. The ribbon is from walmart. Hope this image inspires you! Have fun playing! Be sure to use the keyword FFIF5 if you post on splitcoast and leave a link here so we can go see your creation!
Just a bit of exciting news! I finally ordered a new computer! It is being built as we speak and should be in my hot little hands by Halloween! So, finally, I can take the time to write a decent blog post and post more often. So, come back and visit more often!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I made this card for a lady in my church choir who just had surgery. I used my new Basic Grey papers with plum, pomegranite and cool carribean. I used "velvet" paper on the lapels of the robe and liquid applique on the bunny slippers. I accented the side with primas, ribbon and dew drops.
Just a sidenote - I'm planning to order a computer so that I will have better access and can update more often, so stay with me - I will start posting daily again!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Friday Challenge!

So sorry I'm so late today - I had some hangups, but here's Frenchy's Friday Inspiration Face-off:And, here is my sample card for you:

The image is from Tiger Lily from Rubber Cafe. I stamped it twice, once in black archive ink, which I colored with copics and then again in red stazon, which I also colored with copics. I know - stazon smears with copics, that's the effect I wanted for this and I am pleased with the way it turned out. I used glaze pens for the stamin (I think that's what those red things are called. The sentiment is a rub-on, which I placed on a su scrapbooking kit sticker. The striped paper is from the same kit. The green flourished paper is certainly celery print dp, layered with old olive and bazzill coral. Hope you enjoy the challenge. I know the pictures are rather small, to see a bigger picture, you can view them here: