Monday, August 25, 2008

Buckaroo, Baja, Pacific Celery

I combined some colors for this card that surprised me when I saw them together. This is for SCS's Technique Lover's Challenge. I'm not sure I met the requirements for the challenge because I didn't use Whisper White to make the image look embossed. I really need to get a reinker! My WW is way too dry. I DID get to use my new Baja Breeze and Pacific Point ink pads and my new Heard from the Heart set. I just love new catalog time!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Kwerner challenge 19!

Here's my try for Kwerner's 19th challenge. Check it out HERE. Lots of people have designed great cards for this challenge.

I go back to work tomorrow, so this has got to be short (like my summer vacation :) JJ). Gnight!

August Sheetload Card

I hope you have been to Sheetload of Cards already to check out their great sketches. They give sketches with dimensions, samples, encouragement, and MONTHLY PRIZES! This card is based on their free August e-zine and for their August contest.


Ink: White Craft, Elegant Eggplant (SU)

Paper: Certainly Celery, Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White

Stamps: SU's Upsy Daisy

Accessories: Stampin' Pastels, Mat Pack, brads

I learned this technique from Colleen on Tuesday. Just stamp dark CS with craft white ink and use pastels to color in details. Use a swiffer duster (i had to use a tissue) to remove excess chalk. The white ink really gives the image nice dimension and light. Try it - It couldn't be easier! Hope you like!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Ala Knightrone

I created this card based on a card by knightrone, the featured stamper at SCS. You can see the original here. I'm officially in love wi th the sketch and may have to use it again. I used my copics, PTI sweet blush, and SU Soft Sky and Whisper White to coordinate with the DP that I got on clearance a couple of years ago at Target. I also got to use my new round scallop Nestabilities. Check out Knightrone's gallery. It's awesome. Thanks for visiting and hope you like!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Shout Out To Sheetload

Sheetload E-zine has both their August magazines (Their mini mag which gives a sketch, dimensions and samples to make 8 A2 cards and their and monthly mag which makes 6 full-size cards) up as well as their awesome monthly challenge! There are prizes, people!!!! You need to check them out. What a cool concept.
P.S. You'll be entered into a drawing if you give them a shout out on your blog!

I have an updated pic of my pups to share! They sure do sleep a lot, don't they. That's just when they're cutest! Here they are with DD!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Kristina's Sketch Challenge

I absolutely love this set from SU called "In the Wild". It's retired, but it's so versatile and I don't get tired of it. I also had the chance to use a couple of SU rub ons from the Eastern Elegance set ( the flower and teh sentiment.) I used Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, and Certainly Celery paper and ink. The polka dots are Itty Bitty Backgrounds.
Check out the other entries for this challenge here.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Anyone Still Out There?

Here's a card I did for a swap that's upcoming. I have to make the post very quick because we are busy with the remodel and DH doesn't appreciate me spending lots of time with other hobbies. I finally had a chance to ink this set and really love the images. Hope you like! I used Certainly Celery and Choco Chip.
I'll be uploading pics of the remodel soon if you're interested. I'm amazed at my husband's abilities! Hubby's calling...

Friday, August 8, 2008

kwernerchallenge 18

Kristina has a challenge posted and I just can not resist. Although, I think, maybe I should have, because I'm not sure this card matched my vision very well. Anyway, check out her challenge here and enjoy!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A Fine Mess!

This is my life right now. My sink is represented by the pipes coming out of the slabs. My husband says he can do this, so I must have faith in him. We took down the old cabinets, stripped the wallpaper, and hung some of the new cabinets. I look forward to the day when we have a sink again! As you can imagine there is no stamping going on around here. The card posted is one I made for a SCS swap using retired in colors. It is one of the flawed ones that I didn't send. I chose to use Vintage Violet and River Rock. Hope you like!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Some awesome links to check out!

Tegan - over at Swiftly Created nominated me for an award. She's an awesome card maker, blogger, and challenge maker from down under and is a young lady with lots of fresh ideas! She has been SO kind to me regarding my creations. Thanks, Tegan! I am to nominate 5 people for this award so here goes...
-Linsey at Outside the Lines is not only an incredible artist, but so very supportive of other card makers. Thanks for the encouragement Linsey! Reading about her and seeing her work on her blog will surely make you smile!
-Tina at Traveling Mama is my girl in Morocco with such an awesome blog! Her stamped cards are beautiful and it's quite interesting reading about her busy life in Morocco.You should check it out now! Tina also leaves encouraging comments all over cyberspace! Don't think we didn't notice Tina! :)
-Allison at Stampin When I Can pretty much makes it her business to promote others' blogs when she's not creating unique and pretty cards. Her very awesome blog has great ideas, incredible links, and very cool downloads to help any stamper grow. Thanks for always leaving a kind comment, Allison!
-Mel at Stamping With Inky Fingers has the most wonderful cards on her blog, but makes time to leave comments for others. She has a super clean and simple style, yet her cards always have an interesting element or surprise. Her blog has tons of great stuff, even though it starts in March of THIS YEAR!
Hope you'll check out all of these blogs. They really are terrific!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

SheetLoad August is Ready!

Sheetload E-Zine for August is ready for download and it's featuring MFT stamps! It's a really cute layout this month and the magazine has lots of great specials listed for great companies. Click on the picture above to download.

Friday, August 1, 2008

This card was for a Ways to Use It Challenge at SCS this week. You were to use up scraps of DP. This paper is Basic Grey's Two Scoops. I've always had trouble with the colors in this paper pad. I paper-pieced the cupcakes to use up tiny scraps. The cardstock and ribbon are PaperTrey Ink. The images are from my new Inkadinkadoo Happy Cupcake set. I used a white gel pen to embellish the cupcakes and added faux stitching. Hope you like!