Monday, July 26, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #79

This is my first card for this challenge, and I loved the sketch for this week. I pondered what to do with it and I decided this would be a great time to get going on my Christmas cards. I have so many great stamp sets and stamps for Christmas use, so I pulled one out I hardly got to use last year. It's a Flourishes stamp set, "Christmas Tea," that I colored with Copics. I used my Spellbinders Deckled-Edge Ovals and sponged the Ivory oval with Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Old Paper." The Riding Hood Red paper I sponged with Rich Razzleberry. The DP's are K & Company's "Christmas Cheer", and the ribbon is from Stampin' Up. I wanted to keep it simple so that if I wanted to duplicate it, it wouldn't be too involved. I have been very involved with a secret project that I may share bits and pieces of with you when I'm done. I am loving doing it but it's quite involved, so it has consumed all of my time in the last week. I have a mid-August deadline to finish it, so I may not be around too very much between now and then. I will at least be back with our next Copic Creations challenge, and it is a fun challenge, so be sure to stay tuned. I'll try to take a break and post a few cards along the way, but if I don't you'll know that I'm working on my project. I can share that it does involve all of my fun stamping stuff, embellishments, etc., so I'm definitely in my craftroom - just not necessarily doing cards at the moment. I hope you are enjoying your summer. I can't believe it's almost August. Where does the time go?! Thanks so much for stopping by. I do love hearing from you.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Apron Glitz

It has been a difficult week for us with the death of a sister and dear friend, both within a week of each other. Obviously there has been no time for cards but I thought I would post this card that I did prior to these events. It started out to be a vintage card and ended up being a "glitz-y" vintage card. I am loving the Glitter Glitz that I learned about here and couldn't resist playing with it, so my apron ended up being a bit dressy. I still love how it turned out. I used October Afternoon's "Fly a Kite" designer papers, and a Lockhart apron Stamp. The glitter glitz and stamp can be found at Ellen Hutson's store here. Hopefully I'll be back soon with more posts and leaving comments. If you have any questions about this card feel free to e-mail me. Have a wonderful day.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! - a day early. I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating and I wish you dry weather for viewing fireworks. I made a simple little card to break in my new PTI's Vintage Picnic set. I colored my image with Copics and mounted it on dimensionals and adhered it to my star-embossed background. The top DP piece is PTI's 2008 Bitty Star Basics DP and the ribbon is from Michael's. The main CS is PTI's Kraft paper. My star is punched with my SU star punches and decorated with a button from PTI's vintage buttons. The sentiment is from the Vintage Picnic set. That pretty much says it all for my card. We're cooking out today plus celebrating 2 birthdays, so we're really celebrating! Thanks for stopping by and have a super Holiday week-end!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Copic Creations Challenge #31

It's July 1st - can that be???!! - and it's time for another Copic Creations Challenge. The theme for this challenge is coloring birds, and it is sponsored by Tiffany Richards of Tiffany Doodles. I was privileged to color one of her images which is a Hummingbird on a Branch. I decided to pair it up with a sheet of DP from Webster's Pages, Petite Paper Pad, Lullaby Lane/Life's Portrait, (that is a mouthful for a title.) I used my exacto knife to cut out the middle of the paper and then carefully placed the image, on a Spellbinders Big Scalloped Circle die, on the page backed by Baja Breeze CS. I adhered a Prima flower and some Leaf Ribbon from PTI. I listed the Copic colors I used on the Copic Creations site, so you can see them there. The DT did a fabulous job of coloring their birds and I do encourage you to take a look and then find a bird to color and join our challenge. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!