Saturday, February 26, 2011

This week's GAB Challenge is a Technique challenge using embossing, wet or dry. Here is my card.
The quilt design I got from SCS. The tutorial to make it is detailed and easy to follow. For my embossing, I used the Cuttlebug D'Vine embossing folder. If you if you look at the post just under this one, you will see some more cards that I used this technique on. I really like the embossing over the embellishment or design of the card.

Friday, February 25, 2011

I decided to enter a card in the House of Gill's first challenge. The challenge is to:

-Use some form of Sparkle 
-Use 3 Patterned Papers
-Use at least 2 dies and/or punches
As luck was with me, I was in an SSSD sketch swap and provided me with a sketch that would work well with the House of Gilli challenge. 
My sparkle is the butterfly (upper left), it has a gem on each of the wing parts, the pps are from my stash and the two circles are my die cuts. I don't have any Gilli stamps, so obviously couldn't use one.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A week or so ago I saw instructions (possibly on SCS) on making paper flowers look like dried flowers on a card. I couldn't get mine to come out looking like they were dried flowers, but I liked how the card turned out. This isn't the first one I did like this; I have used the embossing over my design on several cards I made this week.  I just love the look. Just remember that hard or thick embellishments are to be placed after embossing. I thank whoever came up with this idea. I'm sorry I can't give proper credit because I don't remember where I found directions.

The card on the right is also embossed. I got the quilted look from SCS. Its a great tutorial and the instructions are easy to follow. I don't like working with tiny pieces (having to put them together to form a pattern), but I really like the look and am going to have to make more of them. Hope you like my cards. Take care

Saturday, February 19, 2011

This is a practice post. I'm going to have a week of "Me time" next month and I have an obligation that requires I make posts while I'm gone.  I am, therefore, attempting to have this post post here at a set date and time. I may delete afterward, but than again, I may not.
This card was originally made for a swap that required using a Digi. I played around with this one and had fun doing it. Its not a great card but I found out one can print a digi stamp any size and pretty much do anything with it. I sized this digi to fill a regular size card, printed it out on parchment, colored the bunny and pop dotted the hearts on the swag. This digi stamp is from Stitchy Bear Stamps. I like the versatility of Digi stamps, but will continue to buy and use rubber and silicone stamps. I will also play with Digi stamps.
Use a Scallop anywhere on the page.

This was easy for me, I had just gotten my new scalloped nestabilities and of course, I had to use them. That adorable image is a digi from Stitchy Bear. I used a variety of mediums in my coloring, Copics, Zig, Twinkelette and Slick Writer. I stayed with the pinks from the first challenge.

Monday, February 14, 2011

 Happy Valentine's Day
Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.  ~Henry Van Dyke 
I made this card for an SSSD swap, and no, I didn't put that sentiment in it. It would be nice tho. I used my Cricut for the heart and its in three layers. The background was made using Saran Wrap and an ink pad. 

There is BLOG CANDY out there. Here is one blog that you can enter to win some.
Handmade by Vivi has  blog candy to offer to you!!
This is to celebrate with her Followers that she's a member of the House of Gilli Challenge Blog.
So,  1 lucky winner will win these 2 Gilli Stamps: Trench Coat Gilli and Classy Gilli.

I think these Gilli stamps are just adorable, so I  am entering her contest. I sure hope I win. You can enter too.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

GAB Challenge week 2
This week our team is challenging you with a sketch. Please feel free to flip the sketch if you would like or add more layers as long as your card/project still resembles our layout! Our challenge this week is sponsored by:
Stitch Bear Stamps has given us a $10 gift certificate to their digital stamp store for one lucky winner this week! If you would like to play along using Stitchy Bear designs we would love to see them, although this is not required to participate.

The stamp I used here is Power of  Love by Stitchy Bear Stamps.
I just love using digi stamps, they are so versatile. You can make them from itty bitty up to what ever your printer will print out. The size I used on my card is 2.79 x 2.65. I thought about going smaller, but I had to color it and my coloring little things leaves a bit to be desired.

Now its your turn, make your card then go to GAB Challenges to enter it. 

Saturday, February 5, 2011

GAB Challenge #1
Here is my card. I have four layers, the fourth being vellum on which I stamped the sentiment. The third layer is white CS stamped  with Pretty in Pink ink to make the background. The corners were punched using a Fiskars punch.
Also don't forget to check out Blog Candy post to make sure you qualify for a chance to win a $25 SU! Gift Certificate valid through Courtney! Go on over to GAB Challenges and submit your card.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It has been a while since I posted. I have gotten lazy, January is  gone and I wasn't very productive only made about five or six cards and a set of 19 ATCs. I must do better on the cards this month.
Here is a card I made using Cricut cartridge Birthday Bash. I had to make a card designed around a coin. I spent weeks trying to figure out how to use a coin on a card. I looked through all of my cartridges and saw this kangaroo. She has a pocket. (Putting coin(s) in a pocket had been on my mind for several weeks.) Here was the pocket for my coin! As you can see, Mom kangaroo is not only  carrying the penny in her pocket but she also her baby .

This card has a "homemade" background. I was to use Saran Wrap to make the background and I had so much fun making it that I used it on several cards.  I really like the look that the wrap produces. The image, Bunny Love, is designed by Melissa Jenkins, and offered as a freebee at OWH!

Both cards were made for January swaps that I participated in.
Thank you for coming by.