Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cowboy Up! - 2 Challenges

Happy Sunday! It is a beautiful day here in Wisconsin. I should be outside enjoying the weather but everyone else is outside so I snuck back inside for some peace & quiet and to make another card.

I made this card for sketch challenge SSS27 sponsored by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and challenge #16 - distressing at Bee Crafty blog.

Image & Sentiment from The Digi Shack
Wild Asparagus Orange Stripes designer paper
Misc. brown, orange, blue card stock from my scrap bin
White card stock - Georgia Pacific
Prismacolor pencils & OMS
Ranger Distressed ink in Tea Dye
Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip ink
Close to my Heart edge distressing tool
Stampin' Up 3/4" cirlce punch
Stampin' Up star punch
Close to my Heart hemp
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Clear button
AC Cardstock card base

Thank you for visiting!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

DCT29 Things with Wings

Earlier this week, my daughter asked me if I was going to make her a special card for her birthday. I was planning on it, but now there are "expectations". The pressure is on....

When I was looking around for inspiration, I found the DCT29 challenge - Things with Wings. From there, I decided use Itty Bitty Betty butterfly from Pink Cat Studios. Since butterflies are always around flowers, I used my Cricut Wild Card cartridge to cut the card base into a flower shape. To make it a little more fun, I made it into a spinner card.
What do you think? Is this suitably "special" for an eighth birthday?


Stampin' Up Slumber Party designer paper
Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink card stock
Stampin' Up Pale Plum card stock
White cardstock (Georgia Pacific)
Plantin School Book cartridge (for the "8")
Wild card cartridge for the card base
Spellbinders nestabilities
Stampin' Up Markers & Soft Subtles ink pads
Versamark champagne stamp pad
Close To My Heart spots on background stamp (on the "8")
Swirl Clip
Close to My Heart ribbon and flowers
Stampin' Up Slot punch
Pennies (for the spinner card)
Sakura Gelly Roll pens (black and clear glitter)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Perk Up!

I had a little bit of free time today and decided to spend it making another card. Using 3 different patterns is a little bit out of my comfort zone, but I think it turned out. Thank you for looking!

Image and sentiment from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff
Stampin' Up Raspberry Tart designer paper
Stampin' Up Rose Red card stock
misc. white and black card stock
Stampin' Up Basic Black ribbon
Spellbinders Nestabilities
Stampin' Up Scalloped Edge punch
Black Sharpie Marker
Silver prismapencil

2 Challenges!

When I saw the Mojo Monday sketch (MOJO109) yesterday, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I had the Doodle Aster stamp from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff that I purchased during the summer and haven't used yet. Then I saw the dry embossing challenge at There She Goes Clear Stamps (TSG25). I couldn't wait to finish up with my day so I could get started. Since I had the complete idea in my head, it shouldn't take long, right??? Well, I finished work, picked up my daughter from school, helped with homework, worked out, folded laundry, made dinner, put laundry away, got my daughter to bed and then I finally had time to put my idea to paper. Easy peasy - HA! First I printed the stamp a few times, colored one, but it was too big to use for the sketch. No problem, printed it again in some smaller sizes and colored. I love that you can resize digital stamps. Anyhow, I somehow grabbed the wrong color red marker and had to do it again. Then because I was trying to hurry, the third attempt looked like it was colored by a First grader. Okay, deep breath, take four was used on my finished product. It did turn out how I had pictured it in my head, but it took a bit longer than expected. What do you think?

Doodle Aster from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff
Stampin' Up Cutie Pie designer paper
Stampin' Up Markers
Stampin' Up Basic Black stamp pad
CTMH Grown with Love stamps (for sentiment)
RibbonFX black & white ribbon
DMC floss
Black button
Spellbinders Nestabilities
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Black Sakura Gelly Roll Pen
Black & White card stock
Stampin' Up Circle punch

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Crazy 4 Challenges and Bigsby Mouse

Here is the 2nd card I was able to make today. It is for the Crazy 4 Challenges C4C7 challenge. I decided to pull out Bigsby Mouse once again. (Remember you can purchase him by emailing Karen at . Cost: $5.00)

Stampin' Up Dashing designer Paper
Stampin' Up River Rock card stock
Stampin' Up Markers and River Rock ink
Blender pen
Bigsby Mouse digital image by Karen Johnson
Spellbinders Nestabilities
DMC floss
Heart buttons

Thank you for looking!

Artful Inkables challenge

Today I had time to make 2 cards. This is the first that I make for Artful Inkables challenge AIC05. Used the Cherry Kisses with Snowball digital image from Polly Craft. Not only is it adorable but is was a freebie a few weeks back. I also had to use my new Close to My Heart (CTMH) Jingle paper pack.

Polly Craft Cherry Kisses with Snowball digi
CTMH Jingle designer paper (that included the juniper ribbon used)
CTMH Juniper card stock
CTMH tulip ink
EK Success snowflake punch
Stampin' Up Perfect Ending "Joy" stamp
Sakura Gelly Roll glitter pen
Xyron machine
Prisma glitter on image and snow flakes
Fun Flock
Prismacolor pencils
Spellbinders Nestabilities

Thank you for looking!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Exciting News! Introducing Bigsby Mouse

I have been so excited all week. Last weekend I was asked to make up a sample for a friend of a friend to use when she starts selling digital stamps. Right now she has just one, but boy is it a cute one. Meet Bigsby Mouse. You can have one of your very own to use by emailing Karen at Bigsby is $5.00

I liked Bigsby so much I made two samples. The supplies lists are below.
1st card - red background
Stampin' Up Dashing Designer Paper
Stampin' Up Real Red & River Rock card stock
Stampin' Up Markers
Stampin' Up River Rock & Real Red ink pads
blender pen
Misc. buttons
DMC floss
Papertray Holiday Treats stamp for sentiment
Fun Flock
Stampin' Up oval punches (small & large)
2nd card - cranberry background:
Stampin' Up Holiday Thyme Designer Paper
Stampin' Up Cardstock
Stampin' Up Markers
Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Glitter pen
Papertray Holiday Wishes stamp
Silver swirl clip
3 brads
Spellbinders Nestabilities

I hope I start seeing Bigsby on some other blogs and at Splitcoaststampers because he is cute! Email Karen to purchase.
My next project is to get a better understanding of Blogger and to learn to take better pictures of my cards.
Thank you for looking!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Quick Guy Card (SC249)

Today when I needed to send out a card for a friend's birthday, I realized that I had hardly any "guy" cards. I was lacking inspiration and had only about 20 minutes so I looked up last weeks sketch challenge on SplitCoastStampers.

I used SU Cutie Pie paper and CTMH It's Your Day stamp set. Also used So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, and Basic Black ink. It looked a little plain so I add the brads.

Thank you for looking!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I think my mojo is back!

I made this for my wedding anniversary. I know the sentiment is a little strange - but it makes sense if you know my hubbie.

I used Lindsay Weirich's cute digital coffee mug. Be sure to check out Lindsay's blog and her store.

I made the sentiment using WordArt (in MS Word) I used the RGB codes to match the CTMH paper.

All paper (except white base and brown) is from the CTMH Magic Moments pack.

The ribbon was a scrap in the bottom of my green ribbon container and the rickrack is from Martha Stewart.

I paper pieced the cup and saucer from the CTMH paper. Colored in the steam on the blue cup back. Accented with Gelly Roll clear glitter pen.

Thank you for looking!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

2nd card for WCMD

I just love Mo Manning's images. After dinner I decided to make another card and used Mo's Bat Cat. A link to Mo's site, Digital Pencil Too, can be found on the side bar. I colored with Prisma pencils and OMS. I used a bit of a Gelly Roll green glitter pen on the eyes. I made the orange paper by typing in random Halloween related words in to Word and filling the page. I then sponged the white paper (with the words) with SU Pumpkin Pie ink. The rest of the paper was misc. colored paper that was in my stash. I used Cuttlebug embossing folders to give texture, sponged with SU Basic Black, and added the black brads. The moon was cut out of a piece in my scrap bin and sponged with Pumpkin Pie and then SU basic black ink.

Thank you for looking. Please leave me a comment.

Happy World Card Making Day & 1st post

This must be the best day for my first blog post. Happy World Card Making Day! I was really planning on being creative today but I woke up not feeling very well and the mojo was not working for me. I did manage to create one card using a beautiful digital stamp "End of Summer" by Mo Manning / Digital Pencil. (The link is available in the side bar) I colored her with prisma pencils and OMS. The beautiful paper is CTMH Amore. Well, I am going to shuffle off and have some tea. I hope my mojo returns and I will have more to post later this week end.