Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Porcelain Sketch Birthday Card

This is for this weeks sketch challenge over at SCS. I used Basic Grey Porcelain for the patterned paper because I thought it looked like fabric. The dress was stamped on patterned paper and then cut out and glued over another image stamped on solid card stock. Only the dress has to be cut out - not the hanger or the swirls.

Stamps: Haute Couture
Paper: Basic Grey Porcelain, Chocolate chip, vanilla
Ink: Brown Stazon
Accessories: ribbon, dimensionals, nesties, computer font Society

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Basic Grey Challenge Sweet Cherry Card

This card is for the bi-monthly Basic Grey Challenge. I love the new Lemonade paper by Basic Grey. I thought it would go great with fruit or other country looking images. I used a dabber to sponge the background of the cherries after I cut it with a Nestabilities die. The little pink flower is hand crocheted and the silver metal embellishment on top is a flattened bead cap. Underneath there is a small Prima flower and a MM rhinestone brad holds it together. The tag is a Cuttlebug die.

Stamps: Fabulous Fruits
Paper: Basic Grey Lemonade, Purely Pomegranite, Kiwi Kiss, white
Ink: Baja Breeze, Rose Red, Baroque Burgandy, Kiwi Kiss, Always Artichoke
Accessories: ribbon, brad, bead cap, crocheted flower, Prima flower, MM Brads, dimensionals, Nesties

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Birthday Blessings Card

This is for the first challenge of the Aug 14 VSN over at Splitcoaststampers. I have had this stamp set for over a year. I bought it when I first started stamping. I finally got to use it because I needed a flower that would fit in a circle. Challenges are great for helping you do new techniques and use items that you have not used.

Stamps: Fiskars Clear Stamps
Paper: Basic Grey Marrakech, Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava, white
Ink: Versamark, Groovy Guava, Pacific Point
Accessories: Copper EP, MM Brad, Nesties, dimensionals, ribbon
Techniques: Watercolor with ink, heat embossing, sponging

Friday, August 14, 2009

Verve Challenge Fish You Were Here Card

This is for one of the 5 challenges for Verve. I only saw the challenges last night over at SCS so I ran out of time and only got to make one card.

Stamps: Whipper Snapper
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Tangarine, White, BW Mira dp
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Ruby Red, Stazon Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Dew Drops, Nesties, Computer Font, dimensionals

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Nacho Challenge Thanksgiving Card

I was hoping one of the challenges during the last VSN would let me use my new pumpkin stamp. Yeah for the Nacho challenge. I used a yellow that is golden in the dp. Mexican Inn serves chips that are golden like Fritos. I also have Ivory in case the gold does not count! There is red for salsa in my dp as well as brown for beans and orange for cheese. I am so hungry now!!! Oh and the swirls around the pumpkin are heat embossed.

Stamps: Inkadinkado
Paper: MAMBI dp, chocolate chip, ivory, pumpkin pie
Ink: chocolate chip, pumpkin pie
Accessories: Clear EP, Nesties, Computer font, ribbon, dimensionals
Techniques: Sponging

Penny Black Challenge

This card is for the weekly Penny Black challenge. I just love their stamps especially the rabbit and mouse cheesecake stamps. I would love to find a place in the DFW area that has these. I have found a few other Penny Black stamps at Hobby Lobby but none of these. Please post if you know a close place to find them. Thanks!

Stamps: Penny Black
Paper: Rose Romance, Basic Grey Romani, white
Ink: Rose Romance, Kiwi Kiss, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Blush Blossom, Lovely Liliac
Accessories: Bead Cap, Sizzix Die, Nesties, Dimensionals, ribbon, Computer Font, Pearls
Techniques: Watercolor with ink

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Popcorn Challenge Card

Oh, my favorite food is popcorn. I go to the movies just for the popcorn. This is for the popcorn challenge from the last VSN Mini at SCS. My card is very buttery!

Stamps: Farm Fresh, Linen, Antique Crackling
Paper: Bo Bunny DP and solid yellow, Basic Grey So Called Solid yellow, chocolate ship
Ink: Green Galore, Barely Banana, Stazon Brown
Accessories: Brads, Nesties, ribbon, dimensionals
Techniques: Watercolor with ink

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Baroque Motifs Wedding Card

This is for my dh niece who is getting married Saturday. These are the wedding colors and she loves everything purple! The inside says, "May Jesus be the center of your lives, your marriage, and every hope you cherish as you share the blessing of the love He has given you. God Bless Your Marriage."

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Script
Paper: Certainly Celery, Lavender Lace, White
Ink: Certainly celery, Lavender Lace
Accessories: ribbon, charm, Nesties, Crystals, dimensionals

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Basic Grey Lucky Halloween Card

This is for the sketch challenge over at SCS. I love this stamp and most of the mice and cat stamps from Penny Black.

Stamps: Penny Black
Paper: Marvelous Magenta, Almost Amethyst, Basic Grey Lucky dp
Ink: Black Stazon, Black Memento, Yoyo Yellow, Pumpkin Pie, Marvelous Magenta, Vintage Violet mixed with Lovely Lilac, Lavendar Lace
Accessories: Ribbon, Nesties, MS Border Punch
Techniques: Watercolor with ink

Marrakech Basic Grey MOJO98 Challenge Card

This is the sketch for this week over at Mojo Monday. My card is below:

I love the colors in the Marrakesh paper. I have been wanting to use the ginkgo stamp but I had to find a scripture that went with it. It is one of many beautiful things in nature that God designed that makes you realized how amazing He is!

Stamps: Hot Potatoes ginkgo leaf
Paper: Basic Grey Marrakech, Cameo Coral, Night of Navy, white
Ink: Cameo Coral, Soft Sky
Accessories: ribbon, brads, dimensionals, computer font, Nesties
Techniques: Sponging

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Today's Color Challenge at

This is for today's color challenge at SCS. I love the colors. As long as it has brown and green I am happy! I love doing the color challenges because they make you use things that you don't usually use. This is the first time I have ever used Cameo Coral paper (got a whole package though :-).

Stamps: Art Gone Wild
Paper: Petal Patch dp, Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom, Cameo Coral
Ink: Certainly celery, Close to cocoa, Blush Blossom, Cameo coral, Ruby Red, Always Artichoke, Stazon Brown
Accessories: ribbon, Nesties, Sizzix die, brads, computer font
Techniques: Watercolor with ink