Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Today is the 25th so that means it's Blog Hop time! I just finished my cards and can't wait to go see what everybody else created! This month's challenge was to create a card with a wreath! I am a procrastinator so I didn't want to go with Christmas just yet. I like to wait til after Halloween before I even think about Christmas! But then, I didn't want to make a Halloween wreath either, so I went with a Fall/ Thanksgiving Thankyou card! I used Autumn Pattern Pieces for the background. Birds and Blooms for the wreath and Bells and Boughs for the bow. The sentiment is from Everyday Photo Finishers.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
This month's Blog Hop challenge is to be inspired by the "Fruits of Summer" color schemes and use either a portion or all of the colors in a particular scheme. I chose this one...
Monday, July 22, 2013
Using the Week 2 additional Color Combos, I made this card. I was very inspired by the way Kelly Rasmussen created her card! I never thought to stamp out all my sentiments and then play around with the arrangement! Pure genius! LOL! I used the 1st color combo... and used Hero Arts Mid Tone Shadow Inks. (Tide Pool, Pale Tomato, Orange Soda, and Green Hills) I used several sentiments from Papertrey Ink stamp sets. The only caution I might give you is to be careful not to use too many sets and not put them back right away! It took me forever to find which stamps went with which sets because I took so many out! After stamping, I went back and stamped many again and added clear embossing powder for some shine. I also added Glossy Accents on the stars and candles and added dimension with foam tape.
Stretch Your Holiday Product Challenge..... I love getting more use out of my stamps so this challenge was a fun one for me! I used a Papertrey Ink stamp set called Vintage Ornaments Additions for this card. I used the cluster of three little stars to stamp a random pattern on my cream cardstock. I used the colors from this week also. I used Distress Inks in Shabby Shutters and Mowed Lawn. For the accent stars, I used Gathered Twigs ink and then covered them with Glossy Accents. The banners were cut with Double Ended Banner dies from Papertrey Ink.
I have not posted anything since FEBUARY!!! I am dusting off the old blog because I am taking an Online Card Class and have been busy working on my "homework" and will share it here! First I would like to thank Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner for putting these classes together! They, along with all the guest teachers, are so inspiring and I have learned so much from all of them! This first card was made for the Pre Class Challenge #2. (The gallery is obviously closed now that we are on the third week but I thought I would share it here.)
Monday, February 25, 2013
The challenge for this month's Blog Hop is to create something with a monogram. Nichole shared some beautiful examples...and for some reason, Blogger won't let me put it where I want it! Sooo...it is way up there^^^^^ Anyway, here is my card... Also, way up there^^^^ Ugh! I move it, and it moves itself back up there. I am done trying and I apologize for this post. I used Ocean Tides cardstock and stamped it with A Little Argyle. I also stamped A Little Agyle on the Fillable Frames #1 background of the frame. The M's are from Fresh Alphabet and the cute little bear is from Baby Button Bits. (I masked his feet and nose and also stamped A Little Argyle on his body) You can click on it to see it larger! Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
My second card tonight uses Year of Flowers: Mums and the sentiment is from Over Under Easy. I smeared ink on a plastic sheat, added water, and then dropped my paper down on it and mooshed it around. After I dried it (with a heat gun) I stamped my images. Quick and easy...and fun! Click on it to see it larger!
Today's challenge at the Papertrey Ink Blog was to make a card using a watercolor technique. I got a late start and just finished 2 quick cards. I was surprised at how quickly this card was finished. Less than 10 minutes! I used Year of Flowers Roses on watercolor paper and then embossed it with the backside of the Linen Texture Plate. It is mounted with foam tape onto a Sweet Blush card base. Click on it to see it larger!
Monday, February 11, 2013
This is my 5th and last card tonight! Here is the Papertrey color combo...
For my fourth card today, I chose to use Papertrey's 5th color combo...
This is my 3rd post today! Papertrey Ink is hosting a fun color challenge today. Color challenges are alway difficult for me. I look at the colors and think to myself.."I would NEVER have thought to use these colors together! haha then I make a HUGE mess trying to pull something together! And although they are difficult, it IS still fun and sometimes I am suprised at the results! Anyway, here is the next color combo that I worked with...(I actually skipped 1 and this is their 4th combo)
Here is my 2nd post today. Here is the 2nd color combo from Papertrey Ink that I chose to work with...
Today, on the Papertrey Blog they have a fun color challenge! I completed 5 out of the 6 color schemes and had much fun making them! It is way more fun than laundry! Anyway, here is the first color combo...
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Wow! I can't believe I made 5 cards today along with 5 blog posts! I think I look forward more to Papertrey Ink's anniversary festivities more than Valentine's Day! It is so much fun participating in all the challenges! (although I did miss a few this year because I have been so busy) Today's sketches were great! They are all designed by Nichole Heady and this is the 5th one...
My fourth post today! Here is the 4th sketch created by Nichole Heady...(and my favorite!)
This is my 3rd post today! I had fun today creating cards for Papertrey Ink's Sketch Challenge. This is the 3rd sketch created by Nichole Heady...