Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Afternoon Tea

I wanted to play more with my Waltzingmouse stamps so I made a card for this week's sketch challenge. This one uses the "Afternoon Tea" set, and the Afternoon Tea Sentiments for the little flourishes and the "Need a Cup?" sentiment underneath the Afternoon Tea. I love the look of the main image, which I stamped twice in two different colors and cut out and layered. The embossed design is Cuttlebug's "Texture". I'm off to do some serious kitchen cleaning - we have had electricians here for a week and a half now and today they re-wired the kitchen. I'm sure that I, and they, will be glad when this project is done. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Quick and Easy Easter "Baskets"

I wanted to share these little "baskets" I made up following the tutorial for the "2-5-7-10" box here. I altered it by not making the top flap and folding down the top edge 1" instead. I used my Spellbinders Egg Die and my Martha Stewart grass punch for decoration. The sentiment is from Clear Dollar Stamps' "You're Eggs-trordinary". I plan to fill them with Easter grass and candy for my little ones. These were made from SU's "Banbury" DP (not sure if it's still available, but the colors worked well for Easter.) The weight actually ended up being the easiest to work with, after several attempts with regular CS. (The one in the middle is CS covered with DP, and it's really sturdy, but I didn't want to take the time to do that for all the remaining baskets I had to make.) I also ended up using Tacky Glue and it went together more quickly than using my double-sided tape. Just a quick post for any of you last-minute preparation people. Happy Easter. I'm off for a run to prepare for a local race next week-end. Yikes!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #43

I am jumping in on the end of a Waltzingmouse sketch challenge. I've recently discovered their stamps and how much I'm drawn to them. This set (Very Vintage Christmas) was the only set I owned up until a week ago, and since I had already made this card and it fit the challenge, I added flowers from my most recent set and I was good to go. The flowers are from their Rescue Remedies set, which coordinates with Spellbinders 4 Dies. I got the inspiration for this card from another blog last Christmas, but I honestly can't remember who it was....I'm so sorry. I altered it but I was so drawn to this set thanks to the stamper who shared this. I'm going to post this to the challenge site and hope I'm in time. Have a wonderful Easter week-end and as always, thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Another Miss Muffet Cutie

I want to share another one of the "Little Miss Muffet" designs with you. This one is is called "Birthday Bunny" and I made this for a sweet little boy who just turned one. I love their designs because they're easy to color and just so cute. They even have a challenge blog which I keep meaning to jump into. My papers are Basic Grey. As you can see I kept it pretty simple for this one-year-old. Thanks for stopping by. I do appreciate so much the comments you leave. Have a wonderful day and Blessed Easter.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Paper Temptations

Hi and welcome to our next Copic Creations challenge. Our challenge is being sponsored by the Paper Temptress and she has some wonderful papers. My image is colored on her super Cryogen White paper, which has a bit of a sparkle in it and was wonderful to color on with Copics. The image I colored is "Nutmeg" and she's one of the Little Miss Muffet stamps found here. They are digital images and I really fell in love with them. This one I colored very similarly to their sample image because I wanted to put her with the beautiful iridescent papers from the Paper Temptress. The picture doesn't do justice to the shimmer, but you can perhaps catch a glimpse of it on the rose-colored quadrant. I colored another MM image, "Peppermint," which I will post soon and she was colored on the Heavenly White CS, also from the PT, and I'm pleased with how the coloring turned out - I just need to make her into a card. I think you'll find that the DT has responded very favorably to this paper so be sure to check their submissions. Thanks so much for taking a look and I hope you're having a beautiful month of April.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Celebrating the Reason for the Season

In light of the true meaning of Easter, these friends of faith have gathered together to celebrate and share the Good News that Jesus Christ died for the sins of mankind and that He did rise from the dead so that all those that put their trust in Him would indeed be forgiven and have eternal life....Hallelujah! We wanted to emphasize the true reason for celebrating Easter with a card that draws attention to just that.

I used Flourishes "Easter Blessings" set (now 50% off) for my image and sentiment on the first layer and colored my image with Copic markers. I then printed the words to the chorus of that beautiful song by Keith Getty "The Power of the Cross" on vellum paper and layered it on top of the main image.

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart exults, and with my song I shall thank him. Psalm 28:7 (NAS)

We invite you to join us:
Karen (You're Here)

While we cannot even begin to reciprocate the Lord's gift to us, there is "blog candy" on some of the hop stops as a token of appreciation for your comments and encouragement.
We also invite you to celebrate the real "Reason for the Season" by posting your own creation celebrating Christ's Resurrection. There is a place to link on Catherine's blog, and a prize is up for grabs for one randomly selected card/project. The blog hop ends on Saturday at midnight (Eastern Time). Thanks so much for stopping by.

Enjoy the hop!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Copic Creations Anniversary

Happy April! It's time for another Copic Creations challenge. Mary, our DT leader, has done a fabulous job of seeking out sponsors and coming up with themes for our challenges. Mary, you're awesome, girl! Today is officially our 2nd Anniversary, but we're postponing our celebration until the June 1 post where we'll have several sponsors and lots of blog candy. For this challenge we want to say a big thank you to Crafty Secrets for sponsoring our challenge. I am using an image from one of their sweet, Medium sets called "Little Boy." The theme for this challenge is to use our favorite technique. That was a bit of a head-scratcher for me, but I realized that I like to use my die cuts and cut out my images to work with them when they "overflow" the die shape. This card is sort of doing the reverse. I didn't cut out the image but the die cut had to go "behind the image." That meant that I had to cut out a portion of the little boy image so that I could slide the die shape underneath and then create the opening for the sentiment. I have two sweet little grandsons with birthdays coming up in June, so this is going to be for one of them. I'm not going to list all of the Copic colors I used this time, but if you're interested just e-mail me and I'll be glad to tell you. Each time I post I'm hopeful that I'll have more frequent posts for you. I have several occasions coming up that require cards, so maybe I'll surprise you and have lots to share. Be sure to check out what the other DT members have created and find out what their favorite technique is. Thank you for your faithful visits and I hope you have a wonderful month of April.