Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Just in Honor of Tim Holtz and Distressing Fun

Well I know that I am not the only one who is excited to see what Tim Holtz has on his blog tomorrow as the 12 Tags of Christmas begins!! ....so I decided to share with you some fun I have been having with his dies and inks and a mixture of stamps. I love creating this look as it turns out different each time even using the same inks - so thanks for the inspiration Tim and I look forward to learning some new techniques and having fun the next 12 days!!!! I sure have had fun with the snowman die :)!!!!

Mojo Monday Fun

I changed the sketch just a bit but still followed the elements that were required... I think :) It was a great sketch and fun to work with - thanks!! The image is from Stampaive by Sarah Kay (definitely one of my favorite stamp lines for sure!) The pattern paper is Bo Bunny's new Valentine's line called "Crazy Love" (love pink and brown together). And of course the help of Spellbinders and Cuttlebug for some shapes to use!! I distressed with Vintage Photo and Spun Sugar by Tim Holtz (yeah 12 tags start tomorrow on his blog)
Copics that were used: RV10,13 and E000,00,30,31,33,35,37,39 and YR0000 around the image.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas with No Red or Green by Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge

Always fun when you see that you have a card waiting in the wings at the right time :) I had designed this for a class that I taught recently and had fun with it as it was different colors to use for Christmas and then fun to vintage it up some!! I love the images from Stampavie and this girl so reminds me of "Holly Hobby" when my daughter who is now grown was young!! (dating myself). I think I can get this card in on another challenge as well at Wild Orchid for the Old Fashioned Christmas or Vintage card Challenge so that is a bonus too!! What a good day to be back blogging and then I get to have Bible study with good friends :)
So products that I used for this card are:
Spellbinders die cut - oval and scalloped ovals
EK Success snowflake border punch
Tag die cut from Cuttlebug
Tim Holtz edge distresser
Distress inks - Stormy sky, Pumice Stone and Aged Mahoganny
Pattern Paper is Bo Bunny
Copics: B91,95,99 and E50,51 and W00,0,1,3,5 and RV93,95,99 and YG91
I had lots of fun making this card and hope you enjoy it too!!
Oh bonus this can go in another challenge too at one of my favorite spots .....
7 Kids College Fund Challenge - and the challenge is "non traditional Christmas colors
And also this card qualifies for... (if you missed this in all the words above)
Wild Orchid Challenge - Old Fashioned or Vintage Christmas
So how fun is that? :) ... let me tell you lots of fun!!!

Friday Sketcher's

Wow - you know as a blogger that you have been too busy when you have not blogged for a few weeks!!!! So yeah I am back again and in the midst of Christmas things to do I want to take time and relax and make cards for fun!!! So thanks for the challenge and the motivation to get going again!
So what did I use for this card:
Tim Holtz Brackets edge die cut
Sizzix embossing folder
MFT stamp - these girls are too cute!!
Stickles, rhinestones, flowers
Pattern paper is My Mind's Eye
Copics used: E50,51,53,55 and BG11,13 and RV32,34 and YG11,63 and C00,0 for shadowing under image and BG00o to color the flowers that were white to start. I edged the image with SEI Tiffany ink.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Lily of the Valley Challenge - "For the Girls"

How fun to just make a card that is "girly" - thanks for the fun challenge!! I am counting the days until I can order the new release stamps from Lily of the Valley!!! I am loving my flourish die from Tim Holtz it comes in handy so many times :). The pattern papers are from Imaginisce and SEI. I added some flock to her fur on the hat makes it fuzzy to touch! The small snowflakes are an old punch from Marvy and of course some Spellbinders!
Copic colors used: RV11,32,34 and BG10,11,72 and E50 and E30,31 and BG0000 and G20 and YG63 and a touch of R05 for her cheeks.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Stamping in Time Challenge - Embellishments

So my favorite embellishment ...... I love using flowers and love adding rhinestones when I can (and many other things too) - but for today I will say flowers are my favorite :) The paper is from Basic Grey the Capella line, the flourish is cut with Tim Holtz's die cut, the flowers are from Prima and the rhinestones and pearls are Kaiser. Now the stamp set that I used from Our Daily Bread is called "You will find refuge". This card was a request from a friend for her daughter's birthday and it just right as she is one of the worship leaders at our church - so her mom wanted something spiritual and to do with music - I sure hope she likes it!!

Birthday Wish for a Little Boy

Almost too late getting this in ... but oh well the sketch was fun and a friend had asked for a birthday card for her grandson, so I thought I would use this cute boy and do double duty making the card and getting in on the challenge :)!! The pattern papers are older ones from Bo Bunny, lots of buttons from Basic Grey and the help of Spellbinders and of course my copics and this should be a card she is happy to give.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Birthday Challenge

Having fun with the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge and also taking part in the Friday Sketcher's challenge with this card! I love the Sarah kay stamps from Stampavie that you can purchase from one of my fav online stores 7 Kids College Fund ( a great store). The paper is a mix of Crate, Memory Box, Echo Park and Bazzill. I lpove using the Tim Holtz flourish die cut - just comes in very handy!! And who can do cards with out the use of Spellbinder dies?? - NOT ME!! And yes of course I colored with my copics :) And for a little girl I used quite a few markers so not going to list them all this time (if you want the color choices just let me know) Thanks for the fun challeges to play with!!!