Friday, November 18, 2011

DeNami Sketch Challenge #10

I only have a this challenge left for the rest of the year and then I'm taking a break from cardmaking to catch up on scrapbooking.  Don't worry I will still post my project-goodness :)  Anyway lets get down to business! 

Card 1:  First up I used the awesome apple basket stamp, colored it with my copics (I went with green because you don't see green apples as much).  Then I took my scallop border punch from EK and some gingham paper from A Muse Studios to create the stripe.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches because I don't have any from DeNami...yet.  I then took my orange a bit further with Want2Scrap's rhinestone border and cut around because I don't have that SB die yet either.  I finished it off by inking the edges with two distress inks. 

Card 2:  This second one is MY FAVE!  This little kitty is probably one of my absolute favorites in my entire collection.  I made him a little black and white kitty and added a silver glitter pen to the ribbon and the sentiment.  I was having issues getting my camera to show that so maybe you can see it if you zoom in.  The white cardstock and bow are A Muse Studios and the 2 shades of green and pink are Bazzill.  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.  Enjoy! 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge #21 - Thank You

Good Morning all,
Here is a card I made for the 21st Lawnscaping Challenge.  The theme this time around is Thank you.  I used my favorite new bunny from Lawn Fawn and cut out his scarf in brown to give it a little dimension.  I then sprayed A Muse Stardust finishing spray (because I'm addicted to it!) to give it some shine :)  Since I had just received my new Tim Holtz winter distress inks I had to play with those.  I was bummed for missing out on the LS blog hop all about red so I thought I would do one anyway.  I took regular piece of paper and because I am not able to find the Christmas resist pack from TH just yet I used the Halloween one (i just chopped off Mr. Bones) rubbed the holly berries all over both, sprinkled water on the regular piece and let it dry. 
I then added some of Martha Stewart's tinsel glitter, added two clouds from LYB, ribbon by A Muse and the snowflake is from Making Memories.  The blue brad is from my stash and the brand is unknown.  The sentiment is something I printed off of Word. 

Due to all that shine and glitter parts of it seem hard to see (at least by my standards) but enjoy anyway :)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

CR84FN Color Challenge

I'm tossing my cards into the ring - finally - for the CR84FN color challenge.  The 3 MAIN colors this time around are Black, Pale Pink and Neutral.

I ended up with two cards for this challenge.  I've been on their email list for a while and thought that it looked pretty easy.  I'm not sure if it was the colors this time around or it's just hard for me to use 3 colors with out an idea already in my head. 

I used Bazzill (sorry I don't know the color - there wasn't a sticker on the back like every other piece I have) for the back ground and the stripe.  Paper by A Muse Studio in Blush and Black.  The ribbon also by A Muse is in bubblegum polka dot.  The flower is from Prima and that inked whiteish paper that is behind the flower is actually a mini cupcake wrapper.  I inked it with black ink so it wasn't SO white.  Sentiment is also from A Muse stamped in black. 

The second one is done with all the same paper companies and colors.  Sentiment by A Muse Studio, pin is from Maya Road, ribbon in satin bubblegum also by A Muse.  The Sweet Ribbon stamp is for Basic Grey's Piccadilly You're the Best clear stamp collection made by Hero Arts.  I colored it all with copics, switched out the cherries for the strawberries and made the ribbon strips out of bubblegum gingham from A Muse.  I can't remember where I saw a version of this sketch probably paper smooches - if I found it then I will correct my post. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Peanut Butter Jelly...

I started out by doing jelly and toast but then when I went looking for a heart I saw the sentiment and knew I had to kick the toast out and put the peanut butter in.  The two jars are from the new Paper Smooches Wake Up set.  The heart and sentiment are from the PS Falling for you.  The frame and the gingham background are from A Muse Studios (I used gingham to give it a picnic feel).  I colored everything with my awesome copic markers and the crystal pin is from Maya Road.  The brown twine is from Kim @ PS- she ties all her packages with this and I re-purposed it ;) I used a black brad from my stash, regular hemp twine to "hang" the picture and kraft paper from Michael's.   


Monday, November 7, 2011

What time is it? It's breakfast time with Paper Smooches

About 15 years ago I purchased a watch from Bloomingdale's in the Tyson's Corner mall.  It was Joe Boxer - before the brand jumped the shark and ended up @ K-Mart...

I took inspiration from this watch that had no numbers only images of breakfast, lunch and a martini glass for dinner...

I still have this watch, I just never wear it, and can't imagine getting rid of it because for some reason I have an odd thing for food items...

I used spellbinder nesting circles for the watch face.  I made the arrows - the black, white and gingham papers are from A Muse Studios.  Then I stamped and cut out the egg and bacon after using my copics some color.  Added a little bling also from A Muse.  The brad in the middle is from my stash, back ground paper is from Bazzill and the watch the jam jar colored in silver that is also part of the PS wake up stamp set!   

I hope you enjoy my card...this is my FAVORITE set from PS (not that I don't love them all - how could you not).  Tomorrow I will have a PB&J card that just cracks me up!!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Young Crafters Unite Blog Hop!

Hello Everyone, 
Welcome to the YCU blog hop.  This hops theme is masculine cards and who are the rockin sponsors for this November hop you ask... Why that would be Paper Smooches and Simon Says Stamp Check them out if you haven't already!  They are awesome sites.

If you started at the beginning then you should have just came from Katie K.
If not then go check her out - she has some beautiful work :)

Here is today's card...

Everything on this card is from A Muse Studios except the brad and the tie.  I stamped the tie from an A Muse stamp but used My Minds Eye Hattie 6x6 paper pad for the tie.  The brad is from my stash - sorry I don't know the brand.  The sentiment and shirt is from the set called brief notes.  The circle was cut out from my spellbinders nesting circles.

Thanks for checking out my card. 
Time to pass on the love to the next blogger Jenny M
She has some great stuff too.  

Thanks for hopping with us hope you every one's cards!  Have a wonderful day :)

**I am adding a small side note.  I couldn't remember where I saw the original sketch that gave me inspirations to do this card.  Since I wanted to give credit where it's due I went thought my stash of print outs and finally found it.  The original (similar but not exact) sketch that gave me inspiration to do this card was off of Paper Smooches.**

Thursday, November 3, 2011

(More) Masculine Cards

As soon as I signed up for the blog hop from YCU I struggled to come up with a card - any card.  Something I guess clicked and I ended up making 5.  I could only pick one for the blog hop see the post above (unless you got here before 11/4/2011 @ 1:01am then you will have to come back to check out the one I picked). 

It was really hard to pick a favorite because each card had something that I really liked - I hope I made the right choice... On to the 4 that didn't get picked.