Sunday, April 25, 2010

Practical Scrappers challenge

Friday's challenge on Practical Scrappers was to use floss, fibers or ribbons. I am guilty of having alot of stuff but not using it. I like how the ribbon really makes the flower pot. I always wanted to try one of these flower pots. I found it on SCS. I think next time I will make the flowers smaller. The top flower (blue one) was embossed and it came out blurry. It looks good in real life, just didn't scan well. When you pull up on the flowers, there is a message inside. I'm going to make some more of these. Have a great day.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Macabre Monday #35

Macabre Monday's challenge is "Walking Dead Divas." This diva is walking right out of the cemetery. I paper pieced the skirt on this Daniel Torrente stamp. I used a tag punch for the grave stones, MS goo punch, and I paper pieced the gate. Isn't she beautiful with the moon shining through her hair?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

The Cuttlebug Spot has a challenge this week called "At the movies/show." You're supposed to portray your favorite movie or show with a card, layout, etc. I picked an old movie from 1962 called "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" It starred Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. It was a psychological thriller written by Lukas Heller and directed by Robert Aldrich about two sisters. I used a batik method with my cuttlebug, inking up the folder with CTMH outdoor denim on blue cardstock and running it through. This was shown on Gina K's web site. I also used a Rubbernecker stamp called Sisters (, I used a butterfly brad and self stick pearls from my stash. I made the crocheted flower. Check out the movie, it's good!

Penny Black Week #97

Penny Black challenge for week 97 was Monochromatic Brown.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Rubbernecker Stamps

I had a wonderful opportunity this past weekend to demo Rubbernecker Stamps and Tim Holtz products at the Altamont, NY fairgrounds for the owner of Rubbernecker Stamps, Dave Miller. At the show I saw a card Dave had posted, I'm not sure who made it, and I based this card on that design. For this card I used Rubbernecker stamps for the images, fishing vest and rod and hanging fish set, CTMH stamps for the lettering, and CTMH background paper from the Rustic Trail set. My Dad is no longer living but I'm going to post this at work for the guys for Father's Day. I wish Dave had one of those blog blinkies so I could advertise his stamps. Check it out: His prices are super! Have a great day. I've got more stamps to play with!!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Pink Elephant #61

Here is a card I made for The Pink Elephant challenge #61 which is Nature. I used Rubbernecker stamps for the rooster and the wire, Copic markers, and gray flannel ink (CTMH) for the chicken wire. I cut out the rooster and attached him to the front.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Thanks Kim

This is a copy of a card done by Kim Burmeister that I made. I used the SU 2 step punch and punched the image on cardstock. I then used it on top of the card to blend in my colors, kind of like a template. I used CTMH ink in sweet leaf, cocoa, and midnight blue. I like how clean and simple it is. Kim used window sheets from SU and I would imagine it is much easier and you can also clean it off and reuse it. See her blogspot called Clearly Inspired.

Enjoy Life

Penny Black had a challenge to use checks for Week 95. I used this ribbon I bought at Jo Ann's, a Penny Black image and sentiment, and DCWV textured background paper. This is also for Allsorts #46 challenge to use no DP. Happy Easter everyone!