Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I was sorting through supplies to get ready for a garage sale at a LSS and I found the cute brad - I kept that package - I thought I could have some fun with them - Around the Block is the brand. I think from the photo you can tell the matted image overlaps the inside. Colored the image with Prismacolors and Gamsol. Added some Stickles for a little sparkle. Paper is Basic Grey. I believe the big rick rack is Wrights - decided to use a stapler to keep the bulk down. I hope the person who gets it enjoys it.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Been packaging up things for a scrapbook garage sale. I can only take 60 items - yikes - that does not even make a dent in my stuff. Oh well - it will be 60 items gone.
This card for for Emily, she was turning 12 - going into 7th grade. She is turning into a young lady. The image is one I was sent in a swap - later in the week you will see the other card I made with the same image. Basic Grey was the paper. Used the Cuddlebug. The brad is some that I found when I was clearing things out. I think I will keep these. I colored the image with Prismacolors and Gamsol. Of course, you had to add some Stickles.
Come back tomorrow - oldie moldie Monday - Tyler's birthday card.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
This card was done for the challenge at Caardvarks. Caardvarks is a card challenge blog. Fun place to visit. This challenge is two sketches done by the two young women over at
2 Sketches 4 You - Laura and Kazan. They have a sketch on their site each Monday.
My card is based on Laura's sketch.
Paper and Brad- Kaiser Scrapbooking
Rub on - Imaginisce
Fiskar's Border Punch
Sizzix die cut for flower - it started out light blue - amazing what a little ink can do.
Ink - Colorbox Chalk Ink by Clearsnap
Stickles by Ranger
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
When we do the swap - we always bring our dish to pass - from the first time I did it - I realized there was way too much food - so I packaged my puppy chow in plastic bags and everyone could take their sample home with them to munch on when they wished.
In case you can read the recipe - it is
8 cups Rice Chex
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1 cup chocolate chips
1 stick butter/margarine
2 cups powdered sugar
Melt peanut butter, chocolate chips and butter. Pour over the Rice Chex. Mix to coat cereal. I put my powdered sugar into a brown paper grocery bag and pour coated cereal in bag - I then go into the garage and shake it up until the cereal is covered. I would not want that bag to break in my house - that is why I do it in the garage - but if you want to live on the wild side - go for it - shake in the house.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Love this paper - see the card in the previous post-
Paper - Kaiser ScrapbookBrad - Kaiser ScrapbookRub On - Imganisce
Fussy Cut the flower. I think I will send the card to a couple that I just received a wedding invite for - So Happy for them.
Everyone enjoy their Saturday.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Paper - Kaiser Scrapbook
Brad - Kaiser Scrapbook
Rub On - Imganisce
Fussy cut out the big flower out of coordinating paper - I then cut strips of the little flowered paper and added it to the striped paper. Made a world of difference. I am sure I inked the edges of the paper.
She said she liked her card - I think it is hard to make a card for a fellow cardmaker.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
This is a card I made awhile ago which I have never posted so I don't even remember for sure on things. I think the paper is from DreamStreets. The stamp is from Stampin' Place -I think - unmounted rubber - so I couldn't tell you for sure - I think it is fun. It is stamped on cork paper. I do remember I attempted to color the image - well that did not work so just plain old one color stamping on this one. Hope it brigns a smile to your face -
Hopefully tomorrow night I can share my recipe page for the swap I am in - have to make a bunch of puppy chow tomorrow night.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Don't you prefer Fridays over Monday - I sure do but gotta work so you can buy paper and stamps. Had to run errands after work - I am participating in a recipe page exchange this week so I had to pick up my stuff to make my recipe - I will post my page later in the week - I like how it turned out.
Tonight's card is based on the sketch at Card Positioning System. I used some paper I have had for awhile Basic Grey - so this card also qualifies for oldie moldie Monday. For the curved portion of the card - I let the patterned paper provide my curves - I fussy cut the paper. I stitched the layers together - what bad stitching - I am so ashamed - I use to be quite an accomplished seamstress in a former life. Must be the machine. The rub on is by October Afternoon. The flower is a Sizzix die cut. The bottom layer is a Heidi Swap flower- 2 layers of a patterned paper, a layer of felt to add extra depth and texture. The brad in the middle is painted and a crackle finish is done on it.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Patterned Paper: Hot Off the Press
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
Inks: Memories Dye Inkpad by Stewart Superior Corporation
Brads: The Paper Studio®
Ribbon: May Arts
Rub On: American Crafts™
Letter: American Crafts™
Bling: The Paper Studio®
Stickles by Ranger
Cuddlebug Embossing Folder by Provo Craft
Colored stamped image with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. Added rub on to image. Embossed cardstock and then rubbed Stickles across the texture to make it shine. Inked “U” and added Stickles to letter and to brads. Created sentiment on computer. Placed bling on ear of pig.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
My card for the evening - is for Oldie Moldie Monday - dig into that old paper - come on - I know you have some - a couple sheets at least. I also had the sticker - I had seen a card somewhere in my surfing the net that used this same sticker - and it reminded me that I had one - the card is based on a sketch at Triple the Sketch I have had fun doing sketches lately. I do believe I have many friends that I could send this card to.
Scalloped card base - Bazzill scalloped cardstock
Patterned Paper - Basic Grey
Sticker - Basic Grey
Rub on - K&Company
Flower - bottom is Imaginisce™
Paper layers - sizzix die cut
Brad Imaginisce™ which I covered with two layers of small circles I punched out in colors that matched the card - painted some Sparkle ModPodge over the top.
Sewed some of the layers together to pick up on the stitched look on sticker
Thanks for stopping by and checking it out. Everyone have a wonderful evening and a great Tuesday.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
Inks: ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad by Clearsnap, Inc.
Brads: Paper Studio
Rub On: Rusty Pickle
Pop Dots by All Night Media®
Head on over to Caardvarks - have some fun on the farm.
Idea to Note: Fussy cut chicken image. Used gel pen to highlight stitching lines around chicken image. Added stitching lines to card. Pop dotted image. Punched oval, added stitching line and rub on. Tied ribbon around brad. Inked edges of all paper.
Friday, July 4, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Everyone enjoy your day today - whether you are working or playing.
This card is two challenges (I am doing challenges this week and just having fun creating cards).
The first challenge was to use Basic Grey paper - and when you have an tired 12 x 4 container of Basic Grey paper - I imagine I could make cards for at lea st a year or two - that challenge can be found at this site - Our Creative Corner - just found this site yesterday. It will be exciting to check their challenges each week.
The other challenge was a sketch - first time I have participated in one of their sketches -
Sketch This. It is a sketch that you can use on a scrapbook page or a card.
I hope you enjoy my take on both of these challenges. I love to do non traditional "holiday or snow" cards - the non traditional being the papers used. The little snowman is a little hard to see in the picture - but it is a very soft/peaceful thank you card for the winter months.
Stamp - Stampendous!
Background stamp - hard to see snowflakes on pink card base - Great Impressions
Ink and Embossing Powder - VersaMark and Embossing tinsel (Snowflake) by Ranger
ColorBox Chalk Ink by Clearsnap - background stamp on card base and inked edges of paper
Paper - Basic Grey Two Scoops
Stickers - Making Memories - rub a little ink on them to make them match the color tones of the card
Rub Ons - Me and my Big Ideas - love these snowflake rub ons
3 D Stickers - Sandylion
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
I was thinking - a cow card - just perfect for June Dairy month - then I realized - it is July - I probably should have put a firecracker in her mouth. Where did June go - obviously I worked way too hard during the month of June.
I am continuing to play with this paper pad from Making Memories - what can I say - I probably only have about a thousand more cards that could be made - maybe I should give it a rest and put it back on the shelf for another day.
This is a card based on the sketch at Poetic Artistry - Mo Jo Monday
Paper - Making Memories
Stamps - Crackerbox Palace, Janesville WI (Cow) Sentiment - Hero Arts
Bling - Target Dollar Spot (going to miss those pink flwoers when I have used them all up)
I hope you enjoy my take on the sketch.
Enjoy your evening - I have started my week end tonight so looking forward to 4 days off.