Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

I want everyone to check this site out if you're interested in seeing some beautiful tags. Mary is giving these away to a lucky winner if you leave her a comment and put a little blurb on your blog about it. It is a challenge from Corrosive Challenges she entered. Good luck everyone and have a great Memorial Day. Remember, it's not all about the BBQ.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

House Mouse challenge

This is my card for the House Mouse challenge...saying Goodbye. I love this image. I used Copic markers and a MS punch for the grass.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Mary Annette

My scanner really washed out the colors on this card...WOW! I have entered this into 3 challenges, The Pink Elephant, using the color orange which is really washed out on my paper, The Crafty Ho's, using a photo inspiration which was a hat, and Busy Beauties Creation Station, using this sketch. The marionette is a digi from the Busy Beauties boutique. The inside says
"Dear Charlie,
I'm sick of you stringing me along.
We're through!
Mary Annette"
I was thinking of the dummy Charlie McCarthy from the old days (and boy am I old...LOL)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Penny Black Wk. #102

Penny Black week 102 was to use Lots of Dots. I used a Penny Black Hedgehog image (I love the hedgies!) I colored them with Copic Markers. This is a birthday card for my brother Kevin.

Clean and Simple Stamping #91

I made this birthday card for my brother Keith using the sketch at Clean and Simple Stamping. I used a free cupcake image sent to me by Busy Beauties when I made an order for another digital stamp. I colored the image with Copic Markers. I think the papers are CTMH. They were in my stash. Now I'm off to make another card for my other brother Kevin (their twins!)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Three Challenges

I rocked 3 challenges today: Haunted Design House; devious doctors and fiendish Florence Nightengales...I used a Daniel Torrente stamp for the creepy female doctor; Allsorts; use a tag...mine is a used as a gravestone that says "Is there a doctor in the house?"; and Burtonesque use black flowers and skulls. I colored the image with Copic Markers, the background paper is DCWV, I used a Fiskars flower punch and dotted the flower with a white Jelly Roll pen, the tag punch is from Paper Shapers, and the skull fell off a kids charm bracelet. Enjoy this beautiful day.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Cooking it up with Katie

Cooking it up with Katie challenge #17 is "3 Colors of a Charming Man." I used CTMH cardstock, Copic markers, a charm that says "That's my boy" from Creative Imaginations Simply Charming, and the dog and hydrant image called "Alfie raising leg" by Rubbernecker stamps. I doodled around the card with a Sakura Jelly Roll pen. Thanks for looking, have a nice day.

Happy 1st Birthday, Allsorts!/ Penny Black #101 and JUGS #33

I completed 3 challenges with this card. Allsorts Wk. #52 was to make a birthday card to celebrate their first birthday, JUGS #33 was to have red, white, and blue (kraft optional), and Penny Black #101 was to have flowers and a PB image (dog and sentiment are PB). I used CTMH cardstock, CTMH flowers, nestabilities, and Copic markers. Thanks for looking, have a great day!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Tile Coaster

I finally got to Lowe's to buy tiles to make some drink coasters. I saw the instructions online on Split Coast Stamper's. The tutorial was by Gina K. I wiped the surface with nail polish remover to clean the tile. After that dried I stamped the stem with Staz-on olive ink and the flower outline with black Staz-on ink. I then used a dark pink colored Sharpie to color in the flower petals and also used yellow for the center and lt. green for the stamens. You then spray it with sealant and let it dry. I used CTMH stamps for the flower and stem. These are so inexpensive to make. The tiles are only 32 cents each!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Technique Challenge

I used the Polished Stone technique on my card. I used Adirondack Alcohol Inks from Ranger in Ginger, Latte, and Caramel. I placed them on the ink applicator along with a dab of silver metallic and pounced the applicator on glossy cardstock. I then used blending solution all over the piece to lighten it up. I used CTMH Four Solid Stamps stamp set, Moondoggie designer paper, and garden green cardstock. I used a paper punch to round the corners of all the papers. Although I love all techniques, this is one of my favorite techniques.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Rubbernecker Stamps

I had a chance today to play with my Rubbernecker stamps and to also play with some Ranger products. I used meadow, slate, and lettuce alcohol inks along with silver metallic and pounced it on a pc. of glossy cardstock. I stamped it with Rubbernecker Time Dreamer when the background was still wet so that the stamp had some spots that didn't stamp. I then added a Tim Holtz sprocket gear with a brad I had and stamped "Dream" from the Rubbernecker Fall Trilogy Set. I used Staz-on for the sentiment and Time Dreamer stamp. You can find this technique for using the alcohol inks on Tim Holtz's web site under demos and then click on Alcohol Inks. Have a great day.

FTL # 88

This is a Mother's Day card for
I used purse images from My Favorite Things, CTMH cardstock and dp and some ribbon I had laying around. I'm giving this to my former co-workers this week for Mother's Day. I wish all of you Mom's out there a nice day this Sunday.

Heart 2 Heart Challenge

I made this stair step card using CTMH cardstock in Hollyhock and Garden Green. I used CTMH ink in Sweet Leaf and Hollyhock for the images. The images are from CTMH Finding Beauty and the little heart is from CTMH Private Eye Tiny Lowercase. The challenge was to use 2 different ribbons. I hope color difference counts. I found a tutorial for the stair step card at Dawn's Stamping Thoughts.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Multiple Challenges

Multiple challenges in one card today. Just Us Girls (JUGS) #31 involved this sketch, Allsorts required an animal on your card, Penny Black required using punches (MS punch) and a Penny Black image (my favorites...the hedgehogs!), The Pink Elephant blogspot required use of the color Aqua. I rarely nail 4 in one card so I'm a little proud of myself today. You all have a great day. It is gorgeous here in Central NY for a change.