Wednesday, February 2, 2011

ISC Inspration challenge

This is a specialty fold card created by Robin C of InspireSwapChat.  Also,, the How-To video is on You-Tube. 
You should be able to acess it from the llink above (inspire swap chat link).
 It's such a fun card to make!!!
Here is my card for this challenge:

The papers used are Strawberry Kisses by Forever In Time, butterfly punch is from Martha Stewart and the image is from Scrollsworks (formally Inka Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by :)

ISC Sketch Challenge 003

InspireSwapChat's newest sketch challenge:
I used Peachy Keen stamp set PK-277 Vivienne and Freinds, Forever In Time pp "Strawberry Kisses", PaperTreyInk cs and assorted buttons from my stash.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Birthday card for 8 year old

On a role - for now  :)  Time is going by SOOOO quickly!!! One of my grandbabies is going to be 8 yo tomorrow!!!  WOW!!!  Of course Meme (what they call me and what I called my grandmother on my Dad's side - "e" pronounced short as in egg) had to make a birthday card (friends call them a "Wanda" card).

I used my new stuff from Peachy Keen Stamps and Cottage Cutz: Tear Kitty and Potted Flower both designed by PKS...and the faces are PK stamps that came with the dies. [Peachy Keen has so many new, fun stamps...ALL of them are fun tho :) ]
The card base - Paper Trey Ink white cardstock - is misted with Maya Mist (Blueberry Metalllic Mist) from Maya Road.  The patterned paper is BG Cupcake series and the shape is the smallest die from Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities - Labels One.  So, without further ado, here it is...

As always, thanks for stopping by; it's really appreciated :)

Monday, January 31, 2011

New Peachy Keen stamp set

Helllo all...long time - no see :)  First, as some of you may know - and for those of you who don't, you will - I had a back  injury at work Nov 13, 2010.  Still out of work and am awaiting a series of epideral steroid shots :O and a consult with a spine surgeon :(  I am having so-so days and bad days.  On my so-so days I can stand long enough to wash a dish or two and on a bad day I can't stand or sit at all :(  I have a protruded disc that is pressing against a nerve. My ortho doctor suggested a walker as on occassion my knees buckle and I go to the floor.  My postings will no doubt be sporadic at best and for that I apologize beforehand. that THAT is out of the way...

I bought several items from Peachy Keen Stamps:Cottaage Cuts flower pots and Cottage Cuts kitty cats, PK 277 Vivienne and Friends and PK 281 Valentine Cupids, which  is the set I used for this card.  The background design was a difficult design to create indeed!  JK :)  I scanned a blue floral blouse of mine and used the Paint Shop to change the hues and voila! Cardstock is from Paper Trey Ink, SU Basic Black classic and Memories Black India Ink.  Watercolor pencils and Sakura glazing pens were used for you can tell, I've been a bit out of practice with the watercolor pencils ;)  ANYway, this is my first official card post of the year...YAY :)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Busy Busy Busy

Sorry for no postings in quite a while.  I have gone back to school to become a medical transcriptionist...and none too soon!  In November of 2010, I hurt my back helping an RN at work and have been out of work ever since!  My "pulled muscle" diagnosis from the night of the incident actually turned out to be a protruded disc that is pressing against my sciatic nerve.  Still unable to work and am still not to lift, yada yada yada :(  Can't pick up my own grandbaby let alone do the bending, reaching and stretching I do when crafting! I haven't joined any swaps or challenges either.  Wait...I take that back...I have joined a secret sister type of swap just the other day. I figured that since I'm a little better able to actually sit and not stay propped up on the couch with my legs draped over a pile of pillows, I might can manage a card or two.  Can't stay up for too long at a time.  Am waiting for a consult with a spinal surgeon and a series of epidural cortisone shots.  So...I'm trying, guys :)  Hope your new year is going grand :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Art Flag Banner

I'm in a swap that is for "Art Flags". After I made the required 6, I made more. They are so much fun to make!  The piece of cs or chipboard is 5" across the top and the sides are 6". The "carnations" are scallops punched from coffee filters using SU's scalloped circle punch. The little white flowers are tiny pieces of the coffee filter simply wadded up and glued onto the flag.  The pp is also SU - Raspberry Tart - and sadly it is retired :(  I used Color Box Pink and Moss Green pigment ink pads and SU Cameo Pink classic ink pad for inking and the sentiment. I cut a scalloped oval from Nestabilities from Paper Trey Ink Ivory cardstock. Colored in the little leaves and flowers with Faber-Castell markers. The leaves - also using Raspberry Tart pp - are punched with MS (Martha Stewart) punch.  I had some lace trim that I adhered across the top of the flag and using my Crop-a-Dile, pinched holes in the corners at the top and tied some sheer white organza ribbon leaving a 7 and 1/2" tail on each side. These will be used to tie all the flags together that I get back from the swap  to make a banner.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Inspire Swap Chat Sketch Challenge #5

This is my card for InspireSwapChat's new sketch challenge. I used an image I bought from a member of ISC in the "Garage Sale" section and stamped it with Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo Distress Ink. . Added strips of scrap vintage lace. Cut a piece of transparency and edged and stamped it with Stazon Timber Browm using a flourish stamp by Inkadinkado. The pp and pink cs are from my scrap stash. The ivory cs is from Paper Trey Ink. I used Color Box pigment ink pads (Cocoa and Pink) and the Stazon Timber Brown to ink the edges; Su Wild Wasabi and Cameo Coral for the flowers and leaves (SU Carte Postale) and SU Chcolate Chip to stamp the sentiment (also from SU Carte Postale). The flowers are the next to the biggest die cut from Bosskut Design-A-Flower Scalloped Flowers. They are made out of white coffee filters, held together with a mini brad, scrunched up and dabbed with pigment inks and Stazon. I think they look like little carnations :) I've seen similar flowers made with tissue paper, but, alas, I had none (which is why the coffee filters). I've made larger ones using SU's round scallop punch. I really like how they turn out! I've been using coffee filters quite a bit ever since I joined a swap on ISC for "Frosted Filters". There are some cards in some earlier posts that I've made, and the scrap pieces make great roses and flowers! They are very easy to work with, dry quickly and are sturdier than tissue paper! Coffee filters...not just for coffee anymore ;)

ANYway, thanks for stopping by and have a great day!