Saturday, October 30, 2010

Critter Sketch #37 with buttons

Here is the card I made for the Critter Sketch Challenge. The challenge was to use the sketch and also include buttons. The image and sentiment is from Stampin' Up. I guess I am on an embossing kick. This card is also embossed in white and then the color is sponged on. This will be the last of this technique for a while, I promise. The background is an embossing plate from Stampin' Up also.

MMSC #77

Here is my card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. I just love olive green and the blue goes with it so well. The image is embossed with clear embossing powder and then I added the blue distress ink with the Inkssentials applicator. Again the designer paper is some of my favorite colors

Jazzy paper designs

I won the Jazz cat at Jazzy Paper Designs so here is my entry this week. Also here is the album cover from Jason Moran that it is based on . The background is embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The circle stamp is from Stampin' Up

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

MMSC #76

This is my card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. The stamps and paper are from Stampin" UP. I love the texture plates. I am also trying to use some of the pretty paper and ribbon I have . This sometimes is really hard for me. I am sometimes afraid to use paper and ribbon because then when I really want it I won't have it. Stupid I know. There is always something new out there to replace it.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

CPS89, Card Patterns 86 and SSS78

I am making some cards for a craft show I am going to with my sister-in-law in November. I used the sketches from CPS, Card Patterns, and The Sweet Stop to put this card together. All of these sketched were sort of similar. The challenge at the Sweet Stop was to add sparkle to the card. You can't really see all my sparkle. The white card stock is shimmer white from Stampin' UP. The stripes in the back are highlighted with Champagne Mist paint also from Stampin' UP. The red is outlined with gold and then there is the gold ribbon. Also the little girl has gold highlights on her stockings and smooch pearl was added to the white on the coat and hat.

C4C59 and Critter #35

The challenge at Crazy for Challenges was fall. Around my house fall means deer hunting for my husband. This time of year he is out constantly. The background for this card was something I saw on the Gina K blog. I love the look and it is so simple. You make stripes of two different colors and then score the stripes. The other sketch used for this card was at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Crazy 4 Challenges #58

This is my Birthday Card for the challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges. The idea came from Valita Designs and Freshfolds. It used Spellbinders to cut the opening. A smaller design is then put in the center with the spines running to the large design. I love the lookd


This is my card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. The picture is a little more distinct in person.. The scene is made with Stampscapes. I wanted paper strips in back of the picture, but nothing seemed to go so I just added fibers in the background.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Scrap it with song week 25 and Stamp Something

First of all part of the idea for this card came from InkPaperStamps. This is where I got the directions to paper piece the O block. The challenge at Scrap It With Song was feels like home. What is more homey than a quilt? The challenge at Stamp Something was Something Punchy. I punched all the squares with a punch.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

MMSC #74 and Card Patterns #84

It is getting to be fall and so that is the colors I have picked for this week. All stamps are fromStampin' UP. I used the sketch from Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and Card Patterns for this card. These are some of my favorite colors.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Jazzy Paper Designs #13

The challenge this week at Jazzy Paper Designs was to use a Grant Green CD cover. The colors there were teal and black. These colors are so striking together. All stamps used are from Stampin' Up. All the paper is from Paper Temptress. I used water color paper on the white piece. It worked up so nicely.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

MMSC #73 and Sketch Saturday Week 123 and Stamp Something

I am using this card for the challenge at Midnight Madness and Sketch Saturday. The stamp on this card is from JustRite and the sentiment is from Hero. I used some stickles in the border around the flower. I colored the flower with copic markers and did shading with colored pencil and mineral spirits. Copics work wonderfully, but I also like the look of the colored pencils and mineral spirits. Also the colored pencils are a lot cheaper and the effect is still good.
I am going to put this card up for the challenge at Stamp Something also. There the challenge was something to celebrate.