Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sassy in Blue

This card was part of my trio for last week's One Stop Craft Challenge, and I just didn't get around to posting it. Blue is one of my favorite colors (so close to the purple family afterall) and thi sassy lady wears it well.

My Creation
Image Detail
Ins and Outs ~ Sassy in Blue
Stamps: Sassy Studios Image
Paper: DCWV Luxury Stack, SU Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Laser Printer; Copics (B0000, 00; E21, 50, 51; RV21); Spicas (Pitch Black, Sky Blue, Baby Blue); Gelly Roll Clear Star
Accessories: Star Charm; SU Ribbon; Gems; CM Circle Cutting System, Silver Cording

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Magnolia Sympathy

Hello blogging friends! I'm sorry I've been MIA for awhile. My crafting time has been scarce and the tidbits I have done haven't resulted in much that can be considered a complete project. I've been playing with my Kohinorh pencils and Kraft. I've oohed over other crafters AWESOME creations with the colored pencils and had to get my own set. After they 'rested' in the closet for a year I decided it was time to break them in. I haven't tried any blending techniques (do have the mineral spirits on the same shelf in the closet) but really like the raw lead on the paper. What do you think?

My Creation
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Ins and Outs ~ Magnolia Sympathy
Stamps: Magnolia (Just Inklined)
Paper: DCWV Café Mediterranean, Kraft
Ink: Laser Printer, Kohinor Pencils
Accessories: Jolee’s Boutique Cross Sticker

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sassy Spring Madness

I played with a few variations of the same image from Sassy Studios (our sponsor this week over at One Stop Craft Challenge - come and join in the Diamond Fun). This time I went for lots of bright cheery colors and utilized the awesome sketch over at Midnight Madness.

Sketch Inspiration ~ Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #95
Wahoo! I'm getting better and getting my cards linked in DURING the challenges!! 
Color Inspiration ~ By the Cute and Girly March Challenge ~ Springtime
I used spring colors in my card.
One Stop Craft Challenges #123 ~Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend
The Crafty Pad Challenge #113 ~ Use a Digi
365 Cards Day 9 ~ Do That Decade: The 90’s
I was inspired by that one hit wonder from Vanilla Ice that was released in the 90's, Ice Ice Baby. This Sassy Girl is sporting some attitude and lots of BLING!
My Creation
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Ins and Outs ~ Sassy Spring Madness
Stamps: Sassy Studio Image; TLCVerse
Paper: DCWV Citrus Stack; SU Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Laser Printer; Copics (E21, 40, 50, 51; R11, 32, 35; RV35; YG21); Gelly Roll Clear Star; Spica (Lime); White Gel Pen
Accessories: Gems

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Diamonds at the OSCC

Wahoo! It's Saturday which means it's a new challenge over at One Stop Crafts Challenge. This week we are challenging you to be inspired by "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend'. Sassy Studios is our fabulous sponser. Please stop over to see the awesome creations by the DT and join in the fun. I pulled inspiration from some other awesome challenges and did and redid my card. I had visions of an elegant black and white creation with lots of sparkle. What happened was I kept smudging my black ink into my skin tones. I did all the image, except the black, and still messed it up when I pieced things together. After redoing the image 3 times, I just decided to roll with it. It's pretty tough to colorless blend black 'shadows' from a sassy girls face and arms or cover it up. I did a last ditch attempt with a glitter gel pen trying to acheive 'body glitter'. The main image, makes my girl look 'dirty/dusty' but the image detail shows what I was trying to  achieve.

Color Inspiration ~ Magical Monday ~ Monochromatic Challenge
Stamping Vacation Getting Geographical ~ Paris
Paris is called the Cityof Lights; my card has lots of sparkle.
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #25 ~ Birthdays
Simon Says…..Happy Birthday
365 Cards Day 10 ~ Trendy
The challenge is to feature a current craft trend. I went with metallics
My Creation
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Ins and Outs ~ Sassy Diamonds
Stamps: Sassy Studios Image; TLC Verse
Paper: DCWV Glitter Stack
Ink: Laser Printer; Copics (100, C3,7, 9; E21, 40, 50, 51; BG0000, 05; RV21), Spicas (Pitch Black); Gelly Roll Clear Star
Accessories: Aluminum Foil; Stickles; Flower

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Birthday Goat

Sorry I've been MIA for awhile. I've been working on a few projects, but haven't had a chance to get them ready for my blog. Had a bit of fun earlier today creating silly pics for Facebook. I don't have a St. Patrick's Day card to share (but there is a half finished one on my desk), just a quick and easy masculine birthday card.

Sketch Inspiration ~ Card Patterns Sketch #106

Color Inspiration ~ Mad for Markers March Challenge ~ Brown for Males
Stamp-n-Doodle G Challenge Include 2 G items (I have a Goat and Glitter)
Spring: (baby goats are all about Spring) Sweet Stamps Challenge #6; The Pink Elephant Challenge #95
One Stop Craft Challenge #122 ~ Clean and Simple
It's my off week from the DT, but I always like to try and play along.
Doodle Pantry Challenge #9 ~ Use DP Image
Stamping Vacation For Your Amusement Challenge ~ Punny Cards
365 Cards Day 11 ~ Repurposed
Use a holiday DP for something else. The main background DP is actually for St. Patrick's Day (The image is hiding the shamrocks) and the mat on the goat is western themed with horseshoes.

My Creation

Image Detail

Ins and Outs ~ Birthday Goat
Stamps: Goat & Verse (Doodle Pantry), Computer Generated Verse (Inside)
Paper: DCWV, Scraps
Ink: Laser Printer; Copics (E30, 33, 37, 47, 53; R11; YR21, 23; Y26)
Accessories: Pop Up Dots, Creative Memories Cutting System, Stickles, Gems

Monday, March 7, 2011

Putting on the Glitz

This card started out with the intention of being a simple silhouette image to meet a few challenges. Once I got started and found my glitter paper, I opted to amp it up a bit from 'simple'. Definitely need your shades if you look at this in the sunlight! LOL.

Sketch Inspiration ~ Midnight Madness Sketch #93
Wahoo! I'm linking up just in the nick of time to be current! LOL

Color Inspiration
I'm on the OSCC DT and was inspired to create another black, white plus one creation. I might be rebelling a bit as I have pink as my color splash and consider silver to be in the same family as black and white. :o)
The Play Date Café Challenge #71 ~ Color Splash: Black, White Plus Splash of One Color
Hotspot March Challenge
What a GREAT idea for this months challenge at Hotspot. You could find your mojo in any of Halle Berry's Academy Award dresses. I used her most recent gown as inspiration.
Stamping Vacation Clear as Mud Challenge ~ Bubbles
The clear as mud challenges are always a bit tricky. You are to be inspired by the theme, but not actually use any paper or images with the item on it. I was inspired by the round shape of bubbles which are reflected in my DP and embellishments.
Wild Orchid Challenge #18 ~ Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique Challenge #1 ~ TSB (Texture, Sparkle, Button)
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #92 ~ Mother’s Day
This is perfect for a super stylish mommah.
The Crazy Challenge #57 ~ Lovely Ladies
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #101 ~ You Lucky Duck
Have a day in one's honor is always a cause for celebration.
Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Metal
My shiny flower is made from punched out aluminum foil!
365 Cards Day 305 ~ Flashback Thursday: Day 111 Stunning Silhouette
365 Cards Day 345 ~ Feeling Like a Rock Star
365 Cards Day 362 ~ Fun With Buttons
Create an embeillie with a button on it. The white center of my flower is a felt button. I added the pink center for a splash of color.
365 Cards Day 4 ~ One of a Kind
One of a Kind should either be in the sentiment or clearly conveyed by the card. I think my glitzy lady shouts that she's a rockin' one of a kind.

My Creation
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Ins and Outs ~ Putting on the Glitz
Stamps: CTMY Be Yourself
Paper: SU Whisper White and Basic Black, DCWV Glitter Stack
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic 110
Accessories: Making Memories Glittered Frame (I cut it up); Misc Gems; Tinfoil; Scallop Circle Punch (Fiskars); Felt Button; SRM Sticker

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Color Fun at the OSCC

Welcome to the weekend! It's time for a new challenge at the One Stop Craft Challenge and this week we are looking for you to play with your colors. Create a card with black, white and your choice of one other color to play along.

Sketch Inspiration ~ 365 Cards Day 1 ~ White Space
 I used Pam's first challenge of the 365 Cards blog year as my starting point.
 Color Inspiration ~ One Stop Craft Challenges #121 ~ Black, White Plus One
My Creation
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Tip: I didn't have a small piece of Cherry Cobbler nearby, but did have the perfect sized scrap of red. To disguise the slightly 'off hue' I created a glitter border with Stickles to cover up the red mat. It worked to 'change' the hue to match the card base and added a punch of sparkle.
SRM Stickers make the BEST sentiments! No smudges!!
Ins and Outs ~ Anniversary Love Bird
Stamps: SU Well Scripted, Happy Moments
Paper: SU Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: SU
Accessories: Burgundy Stickles, Ribbon, Pop Up Dots, SU Embossing Folder, SRM Sticker

Fabulous Spring Flower

I'm a purple freak, a flower fan, and a blessed friend. I'm excited to blend all these hats into creating a card for someone who has always lifted me up.

365 Cards Day 365 ~ Musical Monday: Wings Beneath My Wings
I know the images may not convey the song, but the card is for someone who's always been there for me no matter what drama I'm forced to endure. I am truly blessed to have them in my life.
Crazy 4 Challenges #76 ~ Flowers
Incy Wincy Designs #83 ~ Spring is in the Air
Stamping for the Weekend Challenge #5 ~ Springtime
Paper Romance Challenge #40 ~ Vellum

My Creation

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Ins and Outs ~ Fabulous Spring Flower
Stamps: SU Fabulous Flowers
Paper: SU, Vellum
Ink: SU
Accessories: SU Ribbon, SRM Sticker

Friday, March 4, 2011

A+ Birthday

I've got a few cards to share with you as I kick off the weekend. It will be another busy one for me, so I want to get these posted before Monday rolls around. I know I didn't make the 365 challenges in time, but I decided I still want to try and finish them out. I wonder if I'll be able to combine any of the new challenges in with my old!

My Creation

Ins and Outs ~ A+ Birthday
Stamps: Phooka Board, SU First Day, Computer Generated Sentiment
Paper: DCWV Gradeschool
Ink: Laser Printer; Copics (C2, 3, 5, 7; E41, 47, 49)
Accessories: Misc Fiber, Gem

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I Love My Teacher

I have a few friends who like to stock up on cards for the year, so I try to make sure I have a good variety for them. While my fur herd doesn't attend school, I have several friends with children who do. I though the MelJen's verse worked perfectly layered on the Phooka chalk board.

Sketch Inspiration ~ Midnight Madness Sketch #42
Color Inspiration ~ Coulour Create Challenge #65 ~ 3 Fruits
We are to use at least 3 of the fruit colors as inpiration. I was inspired by several: Melon, Apple, Banana, Kiwi, Pineapple, Papaya, Coconut
You don't need to show a book to be inspired by reading, do you? Whenever I remember school and teachers I think of LOTS of reading ~ and I loved it!
The Crafty Pad #110 ~ Yummy for your Tummy See my apple? :o)
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #44 ~ Anything Goes
PaperPlay Challenge Week 8 ~ Let’s Get Sentimental

My Creation

Image Detail
I colored the image in Copics and tried to give the board a 'well used' look.
Ins and Outs ~ I Love My Teacher
Stamps: MelJen Verse, Phooka Board
Paper: DCWV, Making Memories Autumn Splendor, SU Whisper White
Ink: Laser Printer; Copics (R11, 29; G40, 82, 99; YG63, 67; E49, 50; Y15); Spicas (Melon, Lipstick, Clear); White Gel Pen
Accessories: Stickles

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bearied Teamwork

Today is the start of a new challenge year at 365 Cards. You guessed it, I didn't make my goal of completing all of the challenges in time. I think I'll still try to work in as many as I can from last year as I give it my all to stay current this year. I don't anticipate any crazy life alternating events....but one never knows.

This card is for a special coworker. We often notice how some people spend more time trying to find someone to blame for an issue than just sitting down and fixing it. She and I are usually quick to volunteer to shoulder the blame, simply because it drives us nuts to bicker back and forth unproductively. I used a window panel to peek in at Gruffie working away.

Sketch Inspiration ~ InStyles Sketch Challenge
My Creation
Ins and Outs ~ Bearied Teamwork
Stamps: Gruffies Bear-ied in Paperwork (Stampabilities). TLC Verse
Paper: DCWV, SU Whisper White
Ink: Laser Printer; Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics (BV000; G40; YG03; N3; E30, 31, 40, 47)

Reindeer Noel

The lovely crew at Simon Says Stamp is having a DT Call. I'm a long time fan of all of their blogs and love to play in their challenges; may as well toss my name into the hat. :o) The theme this week is Coffee and Cream. While I am a huge coffee addict, I opted to go with a color interpretation of the theme, with a bit of mint tossed in.

Use 2 stamps, only partial piece of images. My reindeer and postmarks are 'half' on the panel.
Stamping Vacation When I Grow Up Challenge ~ Mailman
The set is called Winter Post and the panel includes a postmark image.
Simon Says Challenge ~ Coffee and Cream
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge ~ Embossing
Corrosive Challenge #105 ~ Distressing

My Creation
Image Detail
I tried to add 'frost' with my Stickles, but I think my I grabbed the wrong 'clear' bottle as there's a bit of green sparkle to it. Since it's a Christmas card and the base is green, I thought it was an unexpected a good way.
Ins and Outs ~ Reindeer Noel
Stamps: SU (Winter Post, Many Merry Messages)
Paper: SU (Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso)
Ink: SU (Early Espresso, Sahara Sand)
Accessories: SU (Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Spiral Border Punch, Metallic Brad, Ribbon)
Techniques: Embossing, Ink Distressing