Friday, August 20, 2010

Tent Cards and a Challenge

I followed the SCS tutorial this week and made two tent cards. The first one I am entering into the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge which is "Strip it Down", meaning no more than 2 layers of DP. I used my Max and Whiskers papers from Basic Grey and this adorable High Hopes image called Groundhog Gordon which can be found here.

My second one is also a High Hopes image although I don't see that 7 Kids has it right now, but it also has only 2 layers of DP and I love that image, so I'm at least sharing it as an SCS entry. Here is another view so that you can glimpse the tent form. I used a Just-Rite 3-1/4" border on the second one. I loved doing these tent cards and love the fact that the cards can be displayed since they stand up on their own. I'm thinking of making the second one for a parting gift to my Sunday School kids to give them on Promotion Sunday. I am soooo wanting to use images I've never had a chance to use yet, and these are two of them so hey, I've at least started. I hope you've had a wonderful week. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Autumn and 2 Challenges

I am pleased that I was able to do another House-Mouse challenge this week. We were supposed to do a card based on how the provided photo inspired us. I decided to do this little image called "Monica's Gift" instead of a cupcake, because I still think it has to do with offering something to the recipient. I also posted this to the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge so I'm doing a rare thing and actually participating in two challenges at once. I like it!, and I like that I've had some time to do it. I used my Just-Rite Autumn Blessings oval border and placed my little mouse in the middle. The DP's are from a pack I purchased last Fall at Michael's, and the buttons are punched with my Martha Stewart Button Punch. I'm trying to do challenges with a recipient in mind so this one will join my batch of Thanksgiving cards no doubt. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you're having a wonderful week and happy stamping!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Copic Creations Challenge #33

Wow, this half of a month seems like it flew by. Time for another Copic Creations challenge, and this one was indeed a challenge. The theme - "reflections". Now I appreciate the fact that this challenge stretched me, but I'm not so sure I like how my "stretching" turned out. I don't think my reflections on the ice are quite subtle enough, but since I have a big week-end coming up I really didn't have time to keep tweaking it. I also have not seen any of the DT's cards so couldn't snatch any ideas from theirs. This stamp is from Alota Rubber Stamps and it isn't even the one I had planned on doing for this challenge, but the way things unfolded I did this one instead. I am anxious to see what the DT has done and hopefully what all of you do with challenge too. Our own Suzanne Dean is sponsoring this challenge and there will be tutorials, so why not grab your Copics and give it a try. Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you for our next challenge.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wedding Wishes

I needed to make a wedding card for my niece's daughter who is getting married this week-end. I pulled out my Just-Rite Nested Frames stamps and created this card. I used my Spellbinder's dies and my Swiss Dot embossing folder and I'm very pleased with how this turned out. My brown CS and ink is Close to Cocoa, "Best Wishes" is stamped with Baja Breeze, and the ribbon behind it is Martha Stewarts Moire ribbon in "Cloud." My big project that I mentioned I was working on is finished and now I need to spend some time photographing it so I can share it with you. I hope you're enjoying your last official month of summer. Thanks for stopping by. Big week-end coming up for my family!

Friday, August 6, 2010

House-Mouse Vintage

This week I actually did a card for the House-Mouse challenge. The challenge was to do a vintage card. I had a need for a baby card and so I incorporated the need with the challenge. The image is a Hopper Itty Bit called "Blankey." I colored my little Hopper with Copics and then sponged the die-cut circle with two shades of Distress Inks. The outer edge is a 3-1/4 Just-Rite border that I cut out with scissors. The image and border were both stamped with Memento's Rich Cocoa. The papers are Basic Grey's Capella. The sentiment is from PTI's Inside & Out Baby, cut out with a Spellbinder's Fancy Tag. The ribbon is from Flourishes and the flower is from a pack of my favorites, but I threw away the packaging and now I don't remember the details. Sorry 'bout that. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week-end.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Copic Creations Challenge - Coloring and Reading at their Best

Today is August 1st and time for our next Copic Creations Challenge. The theme of our challenge this time is "Reading," and it is sponsored by Children’s Book Illustrator and Author, Elizabeth O. Dulemba. Elizabeth has a great blog featuring her books and FREE coloring downloads and you can find it here. I made a couple of bookmarks for this challenge using two of her adorable images, "Reading Monster" and "A Book is a Ship." Both were colored with Copics and cut out and mounted. Be sure to check out all of her fabulous coloring-image downloads and have a ball making bookmarks, cards, just plain coloring. And by all means let them inspire you to start your own journey in a good book. The Design Team has come up with some beautiful reading-related projects for this challenge and I know you'll want to check them out here. I hope you're having a wonderful and relaxing summer. Why not make yourself a bookmark and start a new book. Thanks so much for stopping by my little "korner."