Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Mojo Monday Challenge 220

This is just a quick little post as I am getting ready to mail this little guy. The stamp is from http://www.redleadpaperworks.com/, the papers are Cosmo Cricket (designer) and the black and vanilla are Stampin Up. Embellishments: Brush Christmas Tree and Ribbon by Peeko (vintage).

Check out http://www.mojomonday.blogspot.com/ for this weeks challenge....

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Tim Holtz 12 Tags Of Christmas Tag 10

The top photo is Tim's tag 10 and the bottom is mine. Every tag has been a challenge and I love learning the new techniques. The challenge was over on the 12th....and today is the 16th and I still have 5 more tags to make. I am very slow....but one of these days soon there will be all 12 displayed here. Check out http://www.timholtz.type.com/ for all the scoop! This particular tag was fun using the foil tape behind the fragments (the Santa pictures). Thanks for looking and if you have any questions please ask! Blessings....

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tim Holtz 12 Tags Of Christmas Tag 3

Wow! The tags that Tim has created sure challenge the creative spark in anyone! This is my version on Tag 3 underneath and Tim's is on top. My tags were made the same....except that on the tag on the right I used various colors of regular Stickles (because I love Stickles)!

Tim Holtz 12 Tags Of Christmas Tag 6

Our Internet was down for a couple of days so I am posting a bit later than I intended. This is from Day 6. It is fun trying new techniques. This is metal foil tape on paper and embossed with Utee. See http://timholtz.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/12/12-tags-of-christmastag-6.html

Tim's tag is first....mine underneath.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Tim Holtz 12-Days Of Christmas 2011 Tag 2

Wow! I love working on Tim Holtz's 12 Tags Of Christmas! He makes it look so easy...and here is me....5 hrs to make one! You can see Tim at work at http://www.timholtz.typepad.com/. This is Tim's version of Tag 2 with mine beneath it. I didn't have the same supplies that are used by Tim....so I improvised. I did follow the same steps he used.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tim Holtz 12 Tags Of Christmas 2011 Tag 1

Today is the first day of tim Holtz's Twelve Tags Of Christmas! Check out His website at http://www.timholtz.typepad.com/. I have been waiting for this to start and have posted my tag here for Day 1. Tim's sample is at the top and mine is underneath. Thanks for taking time to look at my tag!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday Card Boot Camp Day 8

I love this image by Mo Manning! Isn't she precious? I used glossy paper for this and so the image is shiny and alittle hard to see where the light reflects. I haven't used markers alot so this is rather new to me. It was fun to try and I plan to use this technique soon to get a little more practice! I have loved taking these classes and know I will feel really good when I send out these cards this year. The red snow-flakes are by Stampin Up. So is the card stock and ribbon. Try using markers yourself....you may surprise yourself!

Holiday Card Boot Camp Day 4

This card was great fun to make. The background image is from Hero Arts and is stamped on a clear acrylic card. The tree is heat embossed (white embossing powder) on blue cardstock. This is mounted on metalic tape and then adhered to the front of the acrylic card. The bling is assorted sizes and colors of 'jewel's.
Check out www.onlinecardclasses.com for great information!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Holiday Card Boot Camp More Of Day 1 Class

Well I am stuck on Day 1 still. But.....what can I say? Wish on a star.....could be a birthday card too!

Holiday Card Boot Camp Day 5

I love taking this class! I don't work as fast as the class goes....but I am motivated and determined to complete the whole class....every project! It is just that I can find numerous ways to use the ideas that are presented in this class! Can you think of some ways to use these ideas?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Holiday Card Boot Camp Day 3

This card is made by stamping with green and then imbossing and inking the background (I used the Big-Shot). Another Christmas Card done! I skipped Day 2....but will come back to that one.
Once the ink was dry I used Christmas Red Stickles for the berries.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Holiday Card Bootcamp Day 1

I love taking classes myself.....and have been looking forward to taking this one. Check-out this website! http://www.onlinecardclasses.com
This is my version of Day 1.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

A Handpainted Candle Tag W/Tattered Pinecone Die Cuts

Happy Sunday! The sun is up.....and the trees are beautiful colors! What a pretty Autumn. I have had to be inside because of a surgery I had.....just now able to be on the computer a little bit. Today I am sharing a tag I handpainted last year.....then added Tim Holtz's new Tattered Pinecomes and Festive Greenery die cuts to the design recently. Don't you love the holidays coming up? I DO!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Christmas in October.....makes me smile!

Hi! I haven't been able to post for a while....so finally! A little tag to share with you. It isn't Christmas yet.....but I usually get started early. Have a great day and thanks for making a stop here!

Friday, August 19, 2011

GM Challenge #20

Celebrating the products and techniques of Tim Holtz

I just love this challenge! This is the tag I made for Grungy Monday 20! The challenge is to use Distress Stickles....so this project has lots of bling.
Here are the instructions:
#8 tag, Distress stain (Walnut), Embossing Powder, Picket fence crackle paint Embossing Folder (Ornaments), Snow Flake Tim Holtz Die,Misc strand of muti-color miniature lights......they are plastic.,Misc Trim ( I got this at the fabric store), Distress Stickles, Tissue Tape, Vintage Lace Ribbon, Organza Ribbon (off-white color), Tim Holtz Stickers ('D', 'E', 'C'), Angel Mist 'Old Paper', Green Mica (large flakes)Mica (small sheet).
1. Color the tag with stain. Let it air dry or heat it. 2. Paint the tag with Crackle Paint slip-slod fashion. Let this dry. 3. Use various colors of Distress Stickles' and spread them out at random here and there. After this is dry you can rub off some of the Stickles.4. Add a tag, etc. toward the top right of the tag (I added an Anna Griffin tag turning it sideways and cutting it to match the edge of the tag). 5. Put this through the sizzix Big Shot using the embossing folder.
6. Using the blending tool shadow the outside edges of the tag. I also antiqued over the cracklepaint with distress ink here and where the tag is embossed. This brought out more interest.6. About 1/3 of the way up the tag I placed Tissue Tape across the width of it.
7. Use the Die 'Snow Flurries' (On The Edge) to cut a strip. Using a paper-cutter cut the straight edge back to make it the depth that you want.8. Glue the fabric trim down and also the strip below it slipping it just under the edge of the trim (flake side down) Let this dry. 9. Coat the die-cut with glue. 10. Sprinkle with green mica flakes. This makes the upside-down snowflakes look like Christmas tree branches. 11. Staple the string of lights across the width of the tag. 12. Use Distress Stickles (Old Paper) to coat the lights. This makes them look really vintage which was the effect I really wanted. 12. Make a flower out of ribbon. I used a light color and sticky paper underneath. Once it was dry I attached with wire. 13. Up at the top add various stickers. I used Tim Holtz's letters 'DEC' on the left. The tag I had placed to the right side had a christmas tree on it. here I used Stickles to fill in the trunk and the pot it is sitting in. 14. Glue large green mica flakes to shape of tree. 15. Once the tree is dry place a large sheet of Mica over the top. Add brads at the top and bottom of the Mica to old in place. 15. Add any other embellishments at this time. I added 'Old Paper' Distress Stickles to the petals of the flower. I found an old piece of lace and died it with 'Old Paper' distress ink. Tie the lace ribbon. The '25' is a 'Tim Holtz' Plaquette too. The inspiration is from http://www.timholtz.typepad.com/ The challenge comes from http://studiol3.blogspot.com/. Check them out! These are excellent web-sites that have very inspiring artists displays there. Great for inspiration!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Distressed Snowman Tag

Click the 'title' above to get directions for making this tag

Today was a fun day of crafting with a close friend. It is always more fun when someone else is crafting with you! Especially someone who loves crafting as much as you do....

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Grungy Monday Challenge #14

Celebrating the techniques of Tim Holtz! The Challenge this week is based upon a technique from this website. http://timholtz.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/02/march-technique.html

If you like his 'style' you will want to see this website and check-out the creativity coming from here! http://studiol3.blogspot.com/. Supplies: Stamps: Stampers Anonymous 'Clock' and 'In Dreams' Visual Artistry/'Numbers' by Hampton Arts/Misc. Butterfly/Isaiah 40:31 Stampabilities. Glossy Accents. Sheet Mica. Perfect Pearls powder/Mini-Misters. Perfect Pearls 'Copper'. Acrylic white paint. I didn't have a white Dabber so I dabbed white paint onto the stamp with a sponge. #8 Tag. Vintage Tag, Pins and 'Antique' brads by Stampin Up! Spinner, washers, small brads, and token are by Ideology 'Tim Holtz'. Linen Thread by SU across the tag and various ribbon and fiber (stained with mists) at the top. The flower is cut from various upholstery material with the Sizzix Scallop die. Trinkets at the bottom are added with 'Jumper Rings' and are something I bought at Michael's (not sure of the brand...but was in the jewelry making section). Instructions The basics are using acrylic paint to 'resist' ink as a base and add color to it with various colored inks. Stamp the tag with white acrylic paint at random. After it is dry spray the tag with desired 'Perfect Pearls' colors (Using the Mini-Mister). I fast-dried this with a heat embosser. Next stamp the 'Text' and 'Numbers' with black Perm Ink. Use 'Glossy Accents' over the numbers. Let dry overnight. Glue Mica over top of 'Text' with Glossy Accents. Next add embellishments here and there. The flower is cut using four layers of different materials. These are folded in half and intertwined then tacked in place with thread. Glue in place and fasten down with a spinner and brad at the center. I had alot of fun with this technique.....who wouldn't? Any questions please ask! Thanks for looking at my post and I love to read your comments.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

SSS113 Sketch Challenge


Stamp Set: Birds and Roses by 'Sweet 'N Sassy'. Cardstock is Stampin Up! Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla and Creamy Caramel. The Designer Paper is Curio Carmella by Basicgrey. The ribbon is just a green grosgrain. The leaves are cut from a floral stem by Prima Marketing. Adhesives: Sticky Tape, Dimensionals and Dots by Stampin Up!. The Lace is Crochet Trim 'Victoria' (SU). Flowers are cut from the other side of the Designer Paper Curio Carmella. I used a 'Tim Holtz' Embossing folder (Music) just under the lace trim and below that is a border (Vanilla) cut with a Martha Stewart punch (Fan). I used the large Sizzix Scalloped Circle die for the shape of the card as well as Spellbinders Scalloped Edge and Circle. The Ink is SU Cameo Coral. This challenge is all about a round card! This is my entry for this challenge....believe me I am inspired by this website and I think you will be too. So many creative ideas on http://sweetstopsketches.blogspot.com/. Take time to look. Thanks for taking time to look at my card. Any questions please ask!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

SSS112 Sketch Challenge

Supplies:Our Daily Bread Designs: 'Serve The Lord' Stamp Set। Crocheted Circle Die.Stampin' Up!: Chalk 'Pastels', Whisper White Cardstock, Vellum , and 'Dimensionals'। Ranger: 'Stickles' Glitter Glue Orange Peel, Baby Blue, Frosted Lace, Scattered Straw. Studio G Glitter Glue Yellow and Green. Stamp image on white cardstock. Run die with stamped image through die machine. I stamped my image two more times and layered one on another (so that is was three high). Use the chalks or water-color crayons to add color where desired. Then I randomly placed glitter-glue just where it was pleasing to my eye. On the stems, flowers, etc. A SU 'Build-a-brad' acrylic clear top exactly fit on top of the 'post-mark' part of the stamped image. The card base was embossed with a 'Tim Holtz' folder after spreading orange litter-glue randomly across the card. Also I used orange, blue and yellow stamp-pads across the middle of the front dragging color across card. The vellum I sponged orange around and used as a base for the yellow frame.The ribbon is 'Crushed Curry' Polka-dot by SU. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog! Any questions please ask. I am happy to share!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Color Throwdown #144

This week's color challenge was Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery and Melon Mambo Stampin Upcolors....or something close to those colors. It really makes for a bright card!Supplies:Cardstock: Stampin Up!Dies: Spellbinders Label 10 and Classic Ovals. Punches: Martha Stewart Daisy Fan Corner and Corner Round.Embossing Folder: Stampin Up 'Lattice'.Ink: Certainly Celery.Adhesive: Sticky Strip and DimensionalsMisc: Diamond and Orange Stickles (Ranger), SU Pretties and Pearls, Green Tulle, SU White Ribbon, Blossoms and Leaves by 'Creative Expressions' (iridescent) and Orange brads (not sure what company).

Monday, May 30, 2011

Tim Holtz Style - Happy Birthday Masculine

I wanted to make a card for a dear family member who is a builder. The 'materials' used here are in the 'Tim Holtz' line. This card was a lot of fun to make. Happy 'Memorial Day' to all.....

Directions...see below or ask me please! Thanks for taking time to look at my card!http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1983864?&limit=last1

I found this wonderful website that you just have to see! Please take the time....http://studiol3.blogspot.com/

And of course....Tim Himself!http://www.timholtz.typepad.com/

Sunday, May 29, 2011

PDCC83 Black & White Splash Of Green

All Supplies are Stampin Up! unless otherwise noted.
DSP: Paisley Petals, Day And Night
Card Stock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ribbon: Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain
Dies: 'Classic Squares Small' and 'Lacy Squares' (Spellbinders Nestabilities)
Rhinestones: Kaiser Craft (green)
Misc: Costume Jewelry Pin (This is pinned to the card and also pop-up dots hold in place.
Pop-up Dimensionals are between layers of paper. The text is Vellum (don't know what company) attached to Whisper White square.


Sunday, May 22, 2011

FM07 Friday Mashup

This week's challenge is for anything feminine....ribbons, pearls, etc. Supplies are: Rose Red Cardstock (SU). The paper is unknown as it was stuck in a drawer for a long time and no company on the back. It is light pink, dark pink and some medium green shades. The largest butterfly is collaged by using Kelly Panocci Valentine Emphemera and then putting it through the Big Shot using an embossing folder. Versamark Ink and Clear Embossing Powder were heated and repeated creating the glossy finish to the large butterfly. Next I attached 'Pretties' pearls and the 'pin' and beads (Stampin Up). The second smaller butterfly is clear embossing ink on vellum with white embossing powder (using heat). Next I antiqued it with pink and green chalk and sprayed a small amount of 'Shimmer' over top. The butterfly small stamp is by Ellen Vener/Village Arts Press. The 'Vintage' stamp is by Hampton Art Stamps. The ribbon is 'Rose Red' by SU. Misc. Supplies: Sticky Strip, Dimensionals and rhinestones. Any questions please ask. Thanks for taking time to look at my post.

Try this yourself! The Friday Mashup Challenge: http://www.fridaymashup.com/

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day Card

Just want to say 'Happy Mother's Day to you all....thanks for taking time to stop by here. The instructions are a little late and I apologize for that...but here they are: Cut 'vanilla' card-stock to measure 10 1/2" by 5 1/2". Fold in half to make the card base. Cut a piece of DSP (I used Baha Breeze Patterns by Stampin Up) 5 1/4" by 5 1/4". Use a punch to round the corners on both the card base and the paper piece you just cut. Adhere the paper to the front of the card. This is the first layer. Next I cut a piece of 'vanilla' 5" by 5" and also one 4" by 4". These two pieces are both punched around the corner and edges with the Martha Stewart 'Daisy Fan' punches. Next I used a square die and cut the center out of each one.....to leave a 'window' (2 1/2" by 2 1/2"). Sponge edges with 'Baja Breeze' SU ink. These layers are both attached with pop-up dots. The next layer is a Spellbinders Die 'Pendant Tulips'. The center is cut out of this as well and the edges again sponged. I also sponged a little around the tulips. This is attached with pop-up dots. At this point you have 5 layers. The picture does not really show you the layers....but they are there. The center is a 2" square, another die from the Spellbinder's set and a 1 1/2" square. I sponged the edges of the top two layers and stamped 'MOM' before I attached but used the same layering. The pearls are Stampin Up and attached at various places around the card.

Any questions please ask!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

SSS 106 The Sweet Stop Challenge

Supplies: Stamps: Sweet 'N Sassy Stamp Set 'New Creature'Cardstock: Stampin Up: Ballet Blue, Basic Black.DSP: Stampin Up: Pawsitively Prints.Misc Paper: Watercolor (for butterfly and text areas).Ribbon: Stampin Up: Pretty In Pink (do not have the exact name...only color).Dies: Spellbinders: Labels Four and Rose Blossom.Punches: Martha Stewart Deep Edge Daisy Fan and the small and medium Oval punch from SU.Chalk: Stampin Up Blending Pen.Misc: Pop-up Adhesive circles, pink rhinestones and sticky strip.

Directions: Attach black and blue layers to blue card base. Attach scallop punchout to back of next layer of DSP mounted on basic black. I attached this next using sticky strip. Next I created another layer of DSP and basic black. The ribbon is attached to the back only but runs around the front of this piece. This layer is attached with dimentionals. Next I cut out the label layers and ovals.The text 'friend' is stamped on before I cut out in order to center it. I attached the labels with pop-up dots on each layer and attached to the card. The smaller oval text is added using sticky strip and does not stick-up. The colors are chalked using SU blending pen. Note: Roses are chalked with die still attached to give the stencil effect. For cardstock dimensions please leave me a note and I will provide them for you.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by....

Monday, May 2, 2011

SSS106 Sweet 'N Sassy 'New Creatures' Scripture Verse

The scripture is from Sweet'N Sassy Stamp set 'New Creature'.
Other Products used:
Stampin Up Cardstock: Pink Pir., White Textured, Vellum and Bridal Specialty Papers. Also Tim Holtz 'Seasonal'.
Ink: SU Soft Suede and Pink Pir.
Embellishments: Butterflies are Michaels G brand and Anna Griffin. The Rhinestones are 'Treasures By Shabby Chic'. Brads are SU Antique Brads and Butterfly 'Hot Off The Press'.
Misc. Supplies: Smooch spray, Sticky Strip, Embossing White Pearls (Joann's) and a sponge for antiquing.
Die Cuts are Kelly Panocci Valentine Emphemera.
Tools: Embossing Heat Tool, Sizzix Big Shot, Texture Plate, SU Heart Border and corner punches, Slot punch, SU Elegant Trio Stencils.

Cut Cardstock to make card base 5 1/4 X 5 1/4" (from Pink Card Stock). Fold card in half.
Cut next layer from a darker color. I used Tim Holtz antique looking solid paper from the 'Seasonal' paper stack. Cut 5 X 5". Attach using sticky strip around edges. Next Cut white textured paper same size as previous layer 5 X 5". Stencil flower blossom and florish (to look like stem). Flower is pink ink and florish soft suede. Run this white piece through Sizzix using SU large Polka Dot Texture Plate. Using a sponge antique at random around the white cardstock. Tear the corners away and randomly curl at edges. Added an antique brad in the middle of the large flower. Cut a vellum strip to measure the width of the white card-stock. Tear along 'long' sides at random. Attach about 2/3 of the way down the card with vellum adhesive. Using a slot punch cut a hole on the right side of the card (middle of the vellum) to put ribbon through. Tie a knot placing it just to the left side of the slot. Emboss the ribbon with a heat gun. This will make it crinkle. Make a few random butterflies by heat embossing on vellum. I used chalk on the underside of the butterflies (pink and green)and then cut them out with paper snips. The rhinestones are used across the body of the butterflies. I added a sizzix leaf cut-out at the bottom and a butterfly brad. Next I attached the white piece to the base of the card. The corners are curled up using a little water. I cut a piece of pink CS and used the heart punch tool around the edges starting with the corner. Next I stamped the scripture verse on white CS and cut a rectangle to fit on the previous piece. This I adhered to the pink and then using a sponge antiqued around the edges. This is attached to the card-base with dimensionals. The Angels and roses are attached using dimensionals as well randomly over the card. Also....I added a spritz here and there of 'Smooch' Pearl spray.

Any questions please ask! Thanks for stopping by....

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Hand-painted Bear W/Heart

This is a little bear I painted on Watercolor paper. I added a little SU DSP and a few buttons along with a greeting.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Just Add Ink JAI 66 Just Add A Flower

This card is using Stampin Up 'Bliss' stamp, Very Vanilla and Rich Razzleberry Card Stock. The Card is hand-painted on water-color paper (by me). The Roses are Very Vanilla from SU and I also used their Scalloped Trim and Border punches. Ribbon is Rich Razzleberry and the embellishment pin is 'Tiny Trinkets'. Any questions please ask and thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

FM03 Challenge

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black. DSP 'Night & Day'. Dies: Spellbinders and Sizzix Circles #2. Adhesive: Sticky Strip, Sticky Pages. Brads: SU Antique Brads. Misc: SU Pretties. Ribbon: 5/8" Whisper White Satin. Punch: 1/2" Circle. Stamp: Warm Words. Tools: Embossing Tool, Needle Tool, Big Shot.
Instructions: Cut Cardstock and DSP to desired sizes. Adhere a small piece of Sticky Pages in a squared. You will put it in the Big Shot to cut a circle. If you use the Sizzix Circles #2 die use next to the smallest circle. Pull the 'red' side off of the Sticky Pages circle. Cut a 15" piece of white satin ribbon. At one inch intervals....cut 'slots' in one side of ribbon. Using the uncut side start forming the ribbon around the circle from the outside in. Cut to desired length once your circle is complete. Using a needle tool....heat circle until ribbon changes characteristics. It will melt a little bit but makes a really pretty flower. Punch a hole in the middle of the flower and insert a brad, add a button or any embellishment of your choice. Attach all layers except do not attach to card base yet. Punch two small holes to one side of the flower to insert 'Pretties' Pin. Punch two holes at the top of the card for ribbon. Tie ribbon. Put 'Sticky Strip' on the back of the 'layers' and adhere to card base. Stamp with sentiment.
Misc Notes:
I love the 'Heated Ribbon' technique for making flowers. Any questions please ask! Thanks for visiting my blog.

411 SSC 200

Supplies: Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Not Quite Navy 'Patterns' DSP. Rub-ons: 'Fashion District'.Ribbon: 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain 'Crushed Curry'. Punch: 'Scallop Trim Border'.Embellishments: Trinket Key, Corduroy 'Summer Sun' and 'Daffodil Delight' brads.Misc: Sticky Pages, Heat Embossing tool, Sizzix Circle #2.
This was fun because I tried a technique I hadn't ever tried before. Did you know that if you use a heat tool you can crumple the ribbon? It works best with satin.....but has some interesting effects on other kinds as well. Can't wait to try it on some other projects. Thanks for the challenge 411!
To make a flower: Cut a circle of Sticky Pages (I used the Sizzix Circle die #2...the 2nd smallest). Take the 'red' side off. Cut about a 12" piece of ribbon. Each inch cut a slice about 3/4 of the way across the ribbon leaving one side in-tact. Holding the cut side out....start circling the sticky piece from the outside in. When you get to the middle you may have to cut to fit. I love this technique.

Thanks for stopping....any questions please ask! I will share....

Friday, April 15, 2011

Mojo Monday Challenge Card 186


Cardstock: Stampin Up! So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Black,Whisper White, DSP Baja Breeze PatternsInk: Classic Black. Ribbon: Gold Elastic (Stampin Up!) Black Woven (BasicBasic Brand).Stamps: 'Sweet Of You' and 'Punch Bunch'. Misc: Bleach, small white tag, Tulle Flower (Recollections Fleur from Michaels), Tim Holtz Texture Embossing Folder (Post Card).

The Shabby Chic card is made using the following:
Stamp: Grand Adventures Ink: Stampin Up!: Sahara Sand Paper: Stampin Up! Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Spotted Canary (Julianne) Embellishments: Flower is 'Recollections' Boutique Fleur, Darice Self Stick Pearls, a piece of old jewelry. Ribbon: Kiwi Kiss Satin (Stampin Up!) Dies: Sizzix 'Texture' Plate 'Eyelets' and Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Labels'. Punch: Stampin' Up! Border. The stitching is Vanilla colored embroidery floss. Thanks for taking a look.....This card was fun. I used Sahara Sand ink to give it an antique look here and there. Any questions please ask!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Stamping 411 Challenge SSC 198

This week's challenge was fun for me but you wouldn't believe how many times I stopped and started again. I just couldn't get the creative part of my brain going on this. The sketch was great and not complicated....which just goes to show you that I can make things harder than they are!

Supplies are: Cardstock is Stampin Up Always Artichoke and Pretty In Pink. Designer Paper is Always Artichoke Patterns. Ink: Always Artichoke. Punches: Trio Flower, 1" Circle, Small Oval, Medium Oval and the Fancy Flower Punches. Stamps: 'Vintage Labels' and Jumbo Roller 'So Swirly'. Embellishments: Basic Jumbo Grommets and 'Pretties'. Ribbon: 'Theater' and 1/2 " 'Pretty In Pink' Grosgrain. Misc: Crystal Effects. Sizzix Die 'Little Leaves'.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Mojo Monday Contest 185

It is Monday again and am trying to get my card sample in earlier than I usually do. I love using red, vanilla and black together. Thanks for stopping by!

The products used are Stampin' Up except for the Tim Holtz 'Tissue Tape at the top of the card. Any questions please ask. I will reply.