Monday, May 3, 2010

duck card for rainbow challenge #11

Last but not least this challenge was to use the colors of the rainbow. Since I seem to always make cards for baby girls, this one is for the boys!!!

male card challenge

This is a real quick post. The challenge was for a male card or something for Dad, here's mine.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

expression giveaway!!!

Provocraft is giving away an expression die cut machine, Yeah!!! check it out on this link

Pink Stamper Challenge #2 - just scraps!

Wow, did I use up some scraps! I had made a box a while ago and set these aside but never had the right "creative" idea, then it hit me Baby card! The pale pink cardstock is left over from the boxes I did for Cecilia's christening. The background paper is from a baby stack, I think probably K&Company. The hot pink scallops are cut using the cuttlebug and nestabilities.
The lamb was so much fun to make! It was cut @ 2' in both white and black cardstock from everyday paper dolls cartridge. I used white Fun Flock on the white cardstock after I trimmed the face and feet away so the black cardstock would show some detail. Then I used an opaque white gel pen for the eye. I left the ear open so it would show on the pink cardstock and added some faux stitching on the scalloped circle and , of course, raised it with pop dots! The border was cut with a MS punch with left over pale pink and green cardstock. Love that M's $1 ribbon! The stamp was from Studio G stamps also @ M's. Even the sheer pink ribbon was left over from a wedding event about 3 years ago! Too bad we are expecting another grandson, lol!!!

Pink Stamper Challenge #8 Monochromatic

I have been taking on-line classes @ My Creative Classroom and learning how to use Tim Holtz alcohol inks and oh what a fun (yet messy, lol) craft it is! Anyway, I now have all these wonderful background samples that needed a project to fit into. Thank you Robyn for this challenge because this one cried out MONOCHROMATIC!!! The original background was done on acetate. The glittery corners were from my stash and the stamp is again from My Time Made Easy LLC. Since the challenge also required the use of a flower (I had already done a paper one in challenge #5) I decided to "think outside the box". I used a scalloped circle from Spellbinders (are you sensing a trend here?) I decided to stamp the flower but this time used MS glue and glitter, glad I had the right colors! I always love to use ribbon so I used some for the flower stem. For the center I use a mirror and some Arlene's quick tack glue and raised it up with pop dots. I think this is quite different from what I usually do but I like the overall effect.

Teacher Appreciation Challenge Pink stamper Challenge #5

One of My Pink Stampers challenges was to create something for Teacher Appreciation or for someone you appreciate. I wanted to create something simple yet elegant and I am so pleased with how this card turned out! I had ordered a mystery box from My Favorite Things, its a wonderful on-line store that has great stamps, however, I didn't realize all the other super products they carry. The paper is more like a parchment paper with a simple yet elegant fern pattern to it. This card also gave me the opportunity to try making some paper flowers that are all the rage now! The cardstock flowers was also from the mystery box and is a sandable cardstock. I cut the shapes using the spellbinders scallop circle and misted the 3 circles with Smooch Spritz silver foil. The center has an amber crystal from my bead stash. The leaves are scraps again cut with a Martha Stewart punch. The stamp, ribbon and even the ink was from the mystery supplies and that was just a small sample of what was in the box! Look for more posts on these great supplies, I'm so excited to get started!

Pink Stamper Challenge #1

Robyn over at My Pink Stamper has had an all day challenge on her blog in honor of National Scrapbook Day. She had 12 (yes 12) challenges offered up. I decided to see how many I could complete so this is my first attempt (several others will follow). The first challenge was to make something for Mothers' Day. I decided to use a template from Lauren Meader Made Easy . This template is from last months release "Pretty Packaging" and so isn't the phrase from her So Sentimental stamp set. I also used Tim Coffey design paper for K&Company. I played with some liquid glass on the sunflower, its so cool in person! The inside is filled with sunflower bath soaps from CVS.For the card I used leftover scraps and a border paper punch from Fiskar. Finally I had this neat ribbon which tied the whole thing perfectly. The Mothers Day sentiment was from the $1 bin @ M's and the scallop circles were from Spellbinders nestabilities. I love working with Lauren's templates and stamps!