Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I know it's not Easter but....

I love this image.  I know it's the hat.  I think I have every Magnolia image that is wearing a hat because I love to color them.  I'm not a big 'distressed' fan.  In fact, I just used my first Tim Holtz stamps for a Halloween card.  Distressed just doesn't appeal to me, but I kind of like the edges on this paper.  And I've been having a lot of fun with this new Cricut cartridge.  If you like making flowers, it can be another tool in your flower making tool box.  If you like the 'distressed look', please hop over to the Magnolia Stamp Lover's Blog and enter this challenge.

Paper: Debbie Mumm, Bazzill; Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with Bunny, Studio G Alphabet; Spellbinder Labels Small; Cricut Flower Shoppe; Bow Easy; Martha Stewart Leaf Punch; Distress Stickles Forest Moss; Marianne Swirl Die; Copics:[Skin E000, E02, R20][Hat/Shirt B93, B97, B95][Pants G94, YG63, YG61][Shoes E34, E35][Hair Y19, Y11][Rabbit C0, C00, C1]

Sunday, September 18, 2011

SSCC Challenge - my second sketch

This is my second sketch challenge and it didn't seem to be as easy for me as the first one.  The first one created itself, this one was work.  I took liberties with the layout and I'm pleased with the overall feel of the card.  I've had this zebra paper for quite some time and haven't used it yet.  The zebra stamp is one I've had for so long I don't know where it came from.  I found a little treasure at Michaels last time I was there.  I had no idea that Studio G had tiny alphabet sets.  The one I've used here is on my desk all the time.  There's still time to hop on over to Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central and put together a card for this sketch challenge

Paper: DWCV The Natural Cardstock Stack, DCWV Safari Chic; Stamps: Magnolia Khaki Tilda; Martha Stewart Linked Trim Deep Punch; Marianne Swirl Flower Die, Swirl Die; Cinnamon Stickles; Studio G Alphabet; Copics: [Skin E000, R20, E11][Hair Y17, Y13, Y11][Shoes E31, E33, E34][Dress E17, E19, E41, E43, E42]Stickles: Gold, Sand

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I'm hosting the Fall Colors Challenge at MSL

I have the honor to be the host of the 'fall colors' challenge at MSL.  I wasn't sure just which colors from fall I wanted to use so I combined a couple:  red, orange, copper and green.  I've never combined the Tim Holtz 'bricked' embossing folder and the Magnolia 'brick wall' before.  And I was very proud of Edwin's shirt.  Some graffiti would look really great on that wall, wouldn't it?  Have you noticed my last few cards have been on an acrylic stand?  My hubby (perfect angel that he is) set me up a light box in the living room so I just run down there and take the pictures - and then, run up here and look at the pictures - and then, run back down and take some more pictures.....It would really be nice to have it set up in my room but I don't have room to change my mind in my craft room.  Since this challenge just started, you have lots of time to get over to the Magnolia Stamp Lover's blog and enter this challenge.

Paper: DCWV The Four Season's Stack, Basis Red; Stamps: Magnolia Baseball Cap Edwin, PaperTrey Half and Half; Die: Cuttlebug Leaf Die and Embossing Folder, PaperTrey Half and Half Die; Tim Holtz Bricked Embossing Folder; Coats and Clark Metallic Thread; Button: Stash; Silver Stickles; Copics: [Skin E00, E11, R20][Shirt YR18, YR16, YR12, YR00][Pants YG97, YG95, YG93][Belt E29][Hair Y11, Y13][Shoes C1, C3, C5, C7]

Friday, September 2, 2011

All the best people were born in October...

My October cards were made for best friends.  The first one goes to a woman who used to have a vintage clothing shop.  The second one goes to her best friend born on Halloween.  I've used some new products on these cards including: the Tim Holtz Idea-ology paper (love this stuff) and the Papertrey dress form die and stamp.  Both went with the paper beautifully.  Add some Krylon Gold Leafing and you have a very elegant yet simple card.  The arrow is an ancient Cuttlebug die (sometimes it pays to keep EVERYTHING forever, right?) and I used a regular paper punch to cut out the circle.  My second card also had some new goodies on it.  I had not used the Echo Park Paper or the Goosebumps before, but I'm now a HUGE fan of Goosebumps.  I hope you can tell in the last photo just what wonderful texture it added to my card.  It feels like some of the high end paper that's been lacquered.  My JustRite 15 point Times New Roman alphabet set is the exact perfect size for adding dates to the calendar.

Paper:  Tim Holtz Idea-ology, Paperworks Brown Bag Paper; Papertrey Dress Form Stamp & Die, Bluebirdflats Calendar and sentiment; Distress Ink Tea Dye; Krylon Gold Leafing Pen; JustRite 15 point Times New Roman alphabet.

Edited 9/2/11 to addLeanne's card using my September and Number Sentiments.  She's done such a nice job with them.
Edited 9/5/11 to add:   Snehal's Creations - a creative gift for teachers and Enblog Sail - see the sentiment used as a sun.
Edited 9/9/11 to add: - Margreet's Scrapcards used one of my age sentiments on this fabulous card - check out the paper piecing.

Paper: Echo Park Paper, Paperworks Brown Bag Paper, Stash; Bluebirdflats Sentiment and Calendar; Distress Ink Black Soot; Spellbinder Graveyard Die, Spellbinder Classic Scallops Small; Goosebumps Spray, JustRite 15 point Times New Roman alphabet.