Saturday, March 31, 2012

52 CCT ANYTHING GOES Challenge #2

Hello!!! Yep, this month has 5 weeks!!! That means that this week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown is ANYTHING GOES!!! Cards, wreaths, gift wrapping, anything!!! Can't wait to see what you create! :)

Here's my first card and details~

I created my own background paper by stamping different ornaments onto River Rock paper with Versamark ink. I made my Christmas tree with my Stampin' Up! pennant punch. :)

Here's my second card and details~

This one is a SPRING card. If you'd like to see how to make one, click here. I used some mini jingle bells as embellishments--SO fun! :)

Don't forget to visit my fabulous design teammate, Jacqueline, to see her fabulous submissions! :) Merry stamping!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

It's already 11:30pm?!

Wow.  It's kinda late!  Oh, well...I'll just take a nap after work again tomorrow... ;)  Seems to be my theme this week since last week was spring break and now I'm back to the "real world."

I've got a fun set of cards to show you tonight!  As it's almost Easter, but barely spring, I went with a spring theme that could be used as Easter cards should I choose to use them that way.  I made a box to go with them (I made 5) and stamped matching envelopes as well!

Here's a peek at the set~

A better look at the card~


Other parts of the set~

So, what do you think?  Maybe I'll give it to someone I love very, very much.  Maybe I'll use it as blog candy.  Maybe I'll use it as a prize for Technique Tuesday (starting here at On a Stampage on Tuesday, April 3).  We'll see. ;)

I'd like to enter this set into the following challenges~

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Another CASE card and another LIM card...

Hello!  I haven't been stamping a lot this week, but I DO have another couple of cards to share tonight! :)

The first one is another card for CASE Study this week.  This fabulous layout by Laura Bassen is a new FAVORITE of mine! :)

Here's HER card~

And MY card~



This one is also for my weekly "Spread the L-O-V-E" post.  This card was made for a friend who had her galbladder out today--UGH! :( Sorry for the not so good pictures, I took them as I was walking out the door to see her!

Speaking of "Spread the L-O-V-E", I forgot to post these earlier--they are the bookmarks that I made for the ladies I visit teach.  For more information on visiting teaching, see this post.

Here they are~

Cute, huh?  SO easy, and I LOVE to have a magnetic bookmark--they don't slide out and lose your spot! ;)

Okay, back to my cards.  The second one I have to show you is for this week's Less Is More challenge to choose three past challenges.  The challenges I chose for this card are Week 14: White on white, Week 47/48: Just one word, and Week 51: Cut it out.

Here's the card~


So, a bunch of stuff tonight!  I hope you like my creations--feel free to email me if you have specific questions on any of them! :)

Oh, just one more thing, you're all invited to join me for~

For more information regarding the white on white card with the stamped frame, join me on Tuesday, April 3 for my first Technique Tuesday link party!  More information about it will be available that day including a step by step tutorial on how to create the stamped frame! :)

Oh, and happy stamping!

Monday, March 26, 2012

A Free Digi Frame

Well. You know that I don't use a bunch of digi images, but the one I've used tonight is really fun! It's a flowery frame from Bird House Stamps. And all of the images on this site are FREE!!! You should check them out--they're amazing! :)

Here's the card~


Isn't it a fun frame?! And perfect for a clean and simple card! I love the pop of bright colors along with the black! :) I heat embossed a bunch of butterflies at the bottom with clear embossing powder. I created a faux digi butterfly by stamping a butterfly from a stamp set, using a blender pen to make it look colored in instead of stamped, and outlining it with a fine black pen. Added some glitter a few rhinestones for some glimmer! :)

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Prairie Fairy Fridays~Spring Fling
Moving Along With the Times~Easter Wishes
Less is More~Take Three Challenges (I chose Week 3: Spring, Week 16: Butterflies, and Week 43: Bit of Bling)

Thanks for stopping by--happy stamping! :)

Make My Monday: Easter/Passover/Spring Celebration Card

Wow! March has flown by, hasn't it? It's our last week over at Make My Monday for our monthly theme of spring. This week we'd like to see some Easter/Passover/Spring Celebration cards! Let's all show some tolerance for others' religious preferences, please. :) Just a disclaimer--I'm really not afraid we'll get mean!

I am a Christian and so I have made a scriptural Easter card. I am so grateful for a Savior who has sacrificed His life so that I may repent and live again. Our Father in Heaven is so full of love for all of us--He gave His Only Begotten as a gift to all of us. I am eternally grateful for this gift.

Here is my card~

And details~

I hope to see a wide array of cards this week--hopefully we have a good sampling from all beliefs! And take a look at the varied samples from the MMM DT! Happy stamping! :)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

CASE with black magic...

Hello! It's been quite a while since I've participated in CASE Study challenges, and so I really wanted to get a card done for it this week!

I also really wanted to participate in the CAS-ual Friday challenge where they're asking us for something BOLD and BEAUTIFUL--meaning black with pastels.

Since it's been a long time since I used my colored pencils, I decided to use the black magic technique. It's quite easy. Just stamp a bold image in white craft ink, wait for it to dry, and then color over it in colored pencil or crayon, whatever coloring method you prefer! it always turns out incredibly stunning!

Here's the CASE card by the lovely Laura Bassen~

And here's my CASE~

Isn't that black magic just amazing?! Need a closer look? It wouldn't be my blog if you couldn't have one! ;)


Thanks for stopping by and looking at my little card tonight--it was tons of fun to make and I know I'll be using Laura's fabulous layout again! Thanks for the fun challenges, everyone! Happy stamping! :)

52 CCT Embellishment Challenge #3

Remember last month, when I showed off some cards with disgusting amounts of rhinestones? Yeah. Today I'll show you one of my other obsessions--patterned paper! Patterned papers are a weakness of mine, and now they are the embellishment you are charged to use for this week's 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown challenge. :) Use a lot, use a little, just use SOME! :)

Here's a little inspiration from our challenge~
Now, there are a few ways I use patterned paper quite a bit--1st as a background panel, 2nd as punched out embellishments, and 3rd to paper piece line images. I use all three of these on my cards!

Here's my first card with details~

I used my favorite poinsettia pot image, and paper pieced it. Then I colored in the pieces that were too small to cut. It took awhile. But it turned out better than I though it would!

Here's my second card with details~

This one was easier--punch out some patterned papers and then add some coordinating background paper! Oh, and did you notice the dry embossed panel? The positive image from last week's dove card! :)

So, what will YOU create today?! What has Jacqueline created today?! Pop on over and see--and please play along with us! Merry stamping!

I'm also submitting these to the Christmas Stamping All Year ANYTHING GOES challenge! :)