Friday, May 30, 2008

How Kind

Deanna over at Dee's Paper Tree awarded me the Rockin Socks award - wasn't that so kind!!! Gotta love those kind Canadian gals!!
Thanks so much Deanna.
My son is having his birthday this weekend!! He is turningg 9 - already!! Wow, I can hardly believe it!! His party is tomorrow and we are going to Lazer Force. That otta be fun!!!!
Other than that, I am hoping to be able to play a little with my stamps this weekend so hopefully I'll be able to upload a few things!!!!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Thanks a Hoot

I made this card for Card Positioning System #63. I loved the circle inside of the square idea so I had to give it a try!!

I made this cool owl by drawing the design on some light weight cardboard and cutting him out. Then I covered him with some chalk ink and attached his eyes, beak, and wing in chocolate chip and vanilla cardstock. I sponged around him with some close to cocoa ink for some depth.

The rest of the card is pretty straight forward. A gable fold card. The owl is added to a circle that has the branch stamped on it using chocolate chip ink. I wanted the owl to PoP off the branch so I added a smaller layer of the cardboard under him. Added the sentiment and sponged around the circle for more depth.

The square of designer paper is matted with chocolate chip cardstock and then attached to the card by only adhearing the left half of the square to the left flap. I left the base of the card clean to keep from detracting from my focal image.

This card will be for a co-worker who will be moving away. She has been so great to work with and has taught me so much!! The fold of this card allows for lots of room to write, which I will need to thank her for all she has done for me!!

Supplies: Cardstock-Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!), designer paper (K&Co.), Light brown base (unknown); Ink-Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa (Stampin' Up!), Amber Clay (ColorBox Chalk); Stamps-Out on a Limb, Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink); Other- light weight cardboard, 1/4" circle punch (SU!), sponge dauber(SU!).

Thanks for stopping in!


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Blog Hop - May

Hi everyone! Here is my entry for May's Blog Hop hosted by Papertrey Ink. Nichole wanted us to try use scoring on our cards. HERE is a list of all the blogs to check out. Of course, I don't own any of the fancy tools like a Scor-Pal. Just my handy dandy Fiskers cutter and a Pampered Chef scraper.

It is a little hard to see the scoring so I added a close up here. I did some "stitched" scoring around my little hoppy frog!! There are also some stright scored lines around the outer edge of the card as well. The frog is stamped, cut out, and popped up on dimensionals.

Supplies: Paper-Whisper White, Wild Wasabi (SU!); Ink-Wild Wasabi, White craft, Black (SU!); Stamps-Pond Life, Polka Dot Basics (Papertrey Ink); Other-Fiskers cutter, Pampered Chef scraper, black pen (Zig), dimensionals (Making Memories).
I know it is simple, but it was fun to make and I was hoping to inspire everyone with the STITCHED scoring :-) Now, off to check out everyone elses' great ideas!!
Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Alcohol Inked Leaves

I love using my Alcohol Inks from Ranger but I can't seem to make the colors very "intense". I saw a great card a few weeks ago that was made this same way....but the colors on that card were so much more intense that this turned out.
See the leaves on the inked panel....they have just green ink on them (lettuce I think). They were embossed, then I covered the whole panel with multiple ink (being careful to not get any where the leaves were) and then went back in and inked the leaves, carefully using the bottle.
If anyone out there knows what I need to do to make my colors stronger, please leave me a comment. Maybe I should give ole Tim a call and see if I can a demo!!! Wouldn't that be cool!!

Supplies: Cardstock-Glorious Green, Sahara Sand (Stampin' Up); Ink-Versamark, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up); Images-background leaves from Lovely as a Tree and Fantastic Foliage (both Stampin' Up), sentiment is from Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink); Other-metal tape (unknown), linen twine (Stampin' Up), floss (DCM), circle punch (Stampin' Up), Alcohol inks in Meadow, Cranberry, Butterscotch (Ranger).
Thanks for visiting,

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Father's day glittered compass card

Here is another card that uses my new Sookwang tape and ultra fine glitter!! It was a lot of fun to make!
I stamped the compass onto the tape backing using StazOn and then carefully cut out one side of the points using my hobby knife. Then I added the silver glitter. Then I cut out the other side of the points and added the brown glitter. Finally, I cut around the inner circle and added the blue
glitter (note that each time I had to restamp the image as the "rubbing" or burnishing of the glitter made the StazOn rub off).
Then, I cut out the glittered section and adheared it to anoter full image stamped onto white cardstock. The rest of the card is fairly straight forward. I chose the dotted circles to cover the brown card base since they repeated the dotted circle around the compass! It seemed a natural choice.
I had entered this for the Papertrey Ink Guest Star Stamper contest in May but it didn't win. That's okay, though, I am really proud of it and will send it off to my dad for father's day!!

Supplies: Stamps-Father Knows Best, Borders & Corners {circle} (both Papertrey Ink); Ink-Chocolate Chip, Craft White, StazOn Jet Black (all from SU!); Paper- Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, chocolate Chip (All SU!); Other - Sookwang tape, Jewel Glitter, brown hemp, hobby knife.
Thanks for visiting.

Friday, May 23, 2008

New Toys - Glitter and Tape

I went to a stamp show in Airdrie and walked out with a ton of new toys!! Some of them are featured on these cards!
I met up with a few SCS friends there, Chris and Lorinna. So I decided to sent them a card to say thanks for meeting up with me.
I made the panel on here using my new Sookwang tape. I stamped my new Memory Box image with StazOn ink onto the non sticky side of the tape. Edited - oops, this is double sided tape....what was I thinking?? What I really did was I adhered the tape onto a piece of transparency, then stamped the image onto the transparency. Once that dried, I flipped over the tape/transparancy piece and pulled off the backing. Then I smudged on some blue and red Pearl Ex powder. As I was doing this, I added a little bit of glitter!! Unfortunately, you can't really see that in the big picture so I added a close up where
you can kinda see the glitter. Then I backed it with a piece of black cardstock which also provided a mat.

Supplies: Cardstock-blue (unknown maybe Bazzill), Whisper White, Basic Black (SU!); Ink-StazOn Jet Black, Basic Black (SU!), Versamark; Stamps-Simple Little Things (Papertrey Ink), large bird and branch (Memory Box), Of a Feather (Memory Box); Other-Pearl Ex powders (SU!), Glitter (Jewel Glitter Ritz), tape (Sookwang) and transparency too (unknown).

Well thanks for visiting.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Love Tag

I am starting on a new adventure...I've decided to see how much fun Altered Books are to make. I have decided to go with a tag theme since making tags are so much fun.
So I had made this tag a little while ago but then today when I checked Caardvarks, the challenge is to make a tag that is inspired by a month of the year. Well, this tag is totally a July tag -- those hearts are just like ripening fruit on a tree, don't ya think??!!
I started out by stamping the branches and leaves, then I used clear embossing powder on them. This allowed me to brayer over them with Broken China Distress Ink by Ranger. Then I cut out and added the hearts. I stamped and embossed the Love, cut it out, sponged the edges with more Broken China, then attached it with dimensionals to add a bit of depth. I also sponged around the whole tag with some ink too.
Stay tuned as I will occasionally post some insights to my Altered Book adventure.
Supplies: Paper-Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa (Stampin' Up!) red (Bazzil), Ink-Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Ruby Red (Stampin' Up), Broken China Distress Ink (Ranger); Stamps-Take a Bough, Mixed Messages, Beautiful Blooms (all Papertrey Ink); Other - Ribbon (Making Memories), 1/4" hole punch (SU!), Dimensionals (Making Memories).
YIKES!!!! As I am typing up this post I have realized that I've lost that leaf stamp!! It is not in the CD case with the set!! Where in the blazes is it....I may never find it in this mess of a craft room. I'm off to make a sign telling my husband to NOT VACCUUM in here until I find it! Drat, it's one of my favorite sets!!!! I have to find it!!
Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Gold Medallion Father's Day card

This was one of my entries for the Papertrey Ink Guest Star Stamper contest. It didn't win or anything, probably becasue it didn't use much in terms of the new stamps but I like it just the same.
The round stamp from the Simple Little Things set kept being referred to as a medallion. So, I decided that I had to make exactly that with it, a medallion.
I used multiple layers of gold embossing powder on a piece of light cardboard. Then, when the embossing powder was still hot and liquidy, I pushed the circle stamp into it. I cut it out and added it to this simple card. I think it makes quite a statement!!

Supplies: Paper-red (bazzill), Black, white (SU!); Ink-Versamark; Stamps-Simple Little Things, Father Knows Best (Papertrey Ink); Other-light cardboard, gold embossing powder.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Three Panel Good Luck

I made this card for a friend who will be starting a new job.

It meets the CPS #65 sketch and also, coincidently, also qualifies for Sharon's Stamp Simply Challenge #35 - to make a trio of panels on our card.

I found this picture of some dishes and kept it because I knew I'd have to make a card based on the images. This was the time!!

Supplies: Paper-Brown (Bazzill), designer paper (K&Co.), Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up); Stamps-Pond Life, Out on a Limb, Green Thumb, Mixed Messages (all Papertrey Ink), Of a Feather (Memory Box); Ink-Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Pumpkin Pie, Mellow Moss (all Stampin' Up!); Other - dauber (Stampin' Up!).

Well, I'm totally hooked on panels of three now. Working on a few more. If you've made a card using three panels, leave a link, I'd love to see it!!

Thanks for visiting,

Monday, May 19, 2008

Aidan's Name Frame

Ooops, sorry I didn't upload sooner. Today is a holiday in Canada and I guess I just kept thinking it was Sunday!

My adorable nephew's birthday is coming up. If you are a frequent visitor, you may remember THIS project. That is Aidan's sister. After this, I still have 2 more siblings to go! That makes for lots of fun.

The frames I found for $1.50 at the local Fields store in their clearance section. I knew I could do something with them.

I love the Ahoy Matey! set from Stampin' Up. The images are so darn cute! I colored these all in using a watercolor brush and my ink pads. I love that way of coloring! The white confetti frame on the top right says "giggle". I added that because Aidan has the best giggle in the world. The pirate hat is an embellishment I found at my local Dollar store (I love a bargain!). I don't have permission to use his picture on the internet so I covered it up - which is too bad cause you should see the cute picture under there!! Sorry!

The letters were printed out on my computer in mirror image on the Chatterbox paper and cut by hand. Then I distressed them a little to go with the pirate theme!

Supplies: Paper-Whisper White (SU!), Patterned Paper (Chatterbox); Stamps-Ahoy Matey (Stampin' Up); Ink-Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Buckaroo Blue, River Rock, Basic Black (all Stampin' Up), Other-Pirate hat charm (dollar store), ribbon (orange is Making Memories, blue is unknown), metal confetti (Making Memories), frame (bargain bin), letter font (free download from unknown site), computer, sponge.

Well, thanks for visiting. You'll be sure to see 2 more of these projects over the coming months!!


Sunday, May 18, 2008

Changito Letters

I wanted to try making a cool background with letter stamps! It took a bit but I really like the look!! And little Changito loves it too!!
This card uses Sketch Challenge 176 for the layout.
Changito is colored in using my SU markers.
Supplies: Cardstock-Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi (SU!); Ink-Basic Black (SU!); Stamps-Changito Swing(Stampendous), Limitless Labels (Papertrey Ink), letters (Dollar store); Other-1" circle punch, designer label punch, (SU!), jute (from a friend - Thanks Carol!!), pen (Zig), markers (SU!).
Well, thanks for visiting.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Pond Life by Papertrey Ink

Oh my, I just went to check Nichole Heady's blog Capture the Moment and found that I had an honorable mention for May's Guest
Star Stamper. It was this card!! I
can hardly believe it because you
should see the beautiful cards
that get sent in to her. I am really honored!!!!

When I was a little girl, we spent every summer at the beach. On many evenings, we would have "cattail torches" to play with. Our parents would soak cattails for a while in lighter fluid and then light them on fire once it got dark. Then let us run around playing with them. Can you believe it!!?? I would never, ever let my child do that !!!! It is amazing what we were allowed to do back then that would never happen these days!!

Anyway, back to the card. I started the card with a strip of white cardstock. I brayered Summer Sun across it. Then I added some Pumpkin Pie along the bottom edge to get some graduation of color. Then, using my StazOn Jet Black ink, I stamped on some cattails and reeds from the newest Papertrey Ink set called Pond Life.

Then, I matted this on Basic Black cardstock and adheared it all to a Kraft base card. I added the sentiment Thinking of YOU, also from the Pond Life set. I think this card could be very versatile as it could be a masculine birthday, a general thinking of you, or even a sympathy card. I love the serenity and simplicity of it!!

Supplies: Cardstock-Kraft, Whisper White, Basic Black (all Stampin' Up); Ink-Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black (all Stampin' Up); Stamps - Pond Life (Papertrey Ink).

Thanks for visiting. Donelda

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Ducky Baby Gift

I've wanted to stamp on material for a long time but I don't own many craft or pigment inks. However, I just bought a package of ColorBox Fluid Chalk Cat's Eyes Queue (the Pumpkin Patch group as those are a group of colors I use a lot).

I used them to stamp on this white "onsie" for a friend's baby. Then I made a card to match. When I made the card, I started out making the strip with the ducks on it. Then, I scored above and below the ducks (I don't think you can see it in the photo). Then, in order to get a perfect match, I sponged on both edges of a strip of white cardstock that I matted the row of ducks on. Then, I stamped the letters for BABY in a green, added the word welcome on top and another one of those cute little ducks on the bottom. As you can see, I stamped 3 little ducks on envelope too.

The rest of the gift consisted of a larger onsie with the same ducks stamped on it too, a duck hooded towel, three duck face cloths, and a ducky tub toy! It looked great all packed up in a basket and wrapped up nicely!!

Supplies: Stamps-Trajan Monogram, Limitless Labels (both Papertrey Ink); Paper-Whisper White (Stampin' Up), Yellow (unknown); Ink-Yellow Ocher, Olive Pastel (Color Box); Other-Coluzzle, baby onsie.

Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Spicy Hot!

Over at Caardvarks, they are running a great challenge!! It is a Cinco de Mayo challenge. When I read it I remembered that I had bought an awesome package of metallic pepper stickers from Stickopotamus, which would fit with the theme perfectly!!
I matched the colors of peper with some real red and glorious green cardstock. Then, I took the stickers and put them all over a piece of black cardstock. I made sure to hand some over the edge and then cut off the extra. To finish off the card, I added some green Touch Accessories by Pebeo and did some doodling around the oval and the main card.
I also decided to use Beate's great Weekend Sketch Chellenge #47 for my layout inspiration. I really like the layout as it gives lots of room to show off a few different colors, designer paper, or even home-made paper in the middle square. I put my oval quite a bit down from the original layout as I didn't want to cover up any of those awesome peppers!!
After I had taken the photo and was uploading I realized that I did no stamping on it!! Wow, that is rare for me :-)
Thanks for dropping in!

Mother's Day cards

I made a number of Mother's Day cards for some co-workers.

For this one, I wanted to use the new Sweet Blush Twill from Papertrey Ink that I have recently bought. The only problem is that I have none of the paper or ink to match it so I had to be creative!! I decided to match it with black and kraft, always a winning combination. The card is very straight forward. I used the square swirl stamp from the Wedding Day stamp set created by Alli Miles for Papertrey Ink. The sentiment comes from another recently released stamp set by Candice (Madra Designs) called Pond Life.

Supplies: Cardstock-Kraft, Black (both Stampin' Up); Ink-Basic Black (SU!), White Pigment (Rubber Stampede); Stamps-Wedding Day, Pond Life (Papertrey Ink); Other-Pink Twill (Papertrey Ink).

This next card also uses stamps from Wedding Day. I took the two swirly stamps and put them together on an acrylic block. Then stamped randomly on the white cardstock. using Lavender Lace. I matted that onto black and then put it on a Lavender Lace card base. The decorative circle is also stamped in Lavender Lace and cut using my coluzzle (what would I do without it!) and then matted on a hand cut piece of black cardstock. Teh Mother's day sentiment is stamped with basic black and added the organdy ribbon.

Supplies: Cardstock-Whisper White, Lavender Lace, Basic Black (all Stampin' Up!); Stamps-Wedding Day, Pond Life (both Papertrey Ink); Ink-Basic Black, Lavender Lace (both SU!); other-organdy ribbon, coluzzle (both SU!).

My last card features a new beautiful wheel stamp from Stampin' Up called Forever Flowers. Isn't it lovely!! I wheeled it onto white cardstock using black ink. Then, with a watercolor brush, I colored in the flowers and leaves with River Rock ink. Matted this on a piece of black cardstock and then scalloped the bottom edge. Along the bottom of the strip of white cardstock, I added a strip of river rock double stitched ribbon. For interest, I added a small metal buckle from Making Memories. I finished off the card with the mother's day sentiment like the others.

Supplies: Cardstock-River Rock,Basic Black, Whisper White (all Stampin' Up!); Ink-Basic Black, River Rock (both SU!); Stamps-Forever Flowers wheel (SU!), Pond Life (Papertrey Ink); Other-ribbon (SU!), buckle (Making Memories), scallop scissors (Provo Craft), watercolor brush.

Well, I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. I know that I cetainly did :-)

Thanks for visiting.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Featured Stamper Challenge and Home-Made Primas

I was wanting to make a card using some of these blue homemade Prima's that I made with some crinkled blue papers.

To make this crinkles blue paper, you simple take cardstock, spray it with water, crumple it a few times, then iron it out. Once it dries, you have some great paper that makes some great homemade Primas. Of course, now that I am looking for the link, I can't find it. I'll edit it in when I do find it. Edited - I looked and looked and looked and finally found the tutorial on how to make Primas - It is by Valita at her BLOG.

So, yesterday morning, I saw that the Featured Stamper 66 was LovestoStamp6. As I was looking through Jennifer's gallery, I found this card HERE and new that I could use my flowers. To meet the challenge I changed the colors from Pink, black, and Blue, black, and white and used different stamps, smaller scallops, and embossed the image instead of using the rub-ons as Jennifer did.

I love the finished result. I think I will go back to Jennifer's gallery and look for some other great cards to use as inspiration!

Supplies: Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black,Cool Carribean (Stampin' Up!), turquoise (unknown); Ink-Basic Black, Versamark (Stampin' Up!), Stamps-Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink), Vivaldi Flourish (Momory Box); Other - scallop scissors (Provo Craft), Flower punch (EK Success), white embossing powder (Stamp-n Stuff), dry embossing tool and pad (Stampin' Up!), rhinstones (unknown).

Thanks for dropping in.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Oldie but a Goodie

I made this a while ago. Although I've been working on lots of projects, I can't show any of them to you yet!

This card was fun to make. I started out using a piece of cold laminate (that is like a heavy transparency with one side sticky). and stamping the butterfly image on the non sticky side using StazOn. Then, after that dried, I took red, yellow and white Pearl Ex powders (Stampin' Up) and brushed them on the sticky side until there was no more stickiness left. I adheared this to a piece of white cardstock and then adheard that to a thin black mat. The rest of the card is pretty straight forward. The leaves are from Petal Prints (Stampin' Up) and stamped with Versamark on the Ruby Red cardstock. To cut the scallops, I drew a straight line with a pencil on the back of the cardstock and then used that as a guide while cutting. It's the only way I've been successful at getting the scallops straight. All other products used here are from Stampin' Up.
I hope to be able to load up some new projects soon.
Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Grungeboard Bird

One of my local stamping stores brought in some Grungeboard at my request (how kind of her!!). Although I had hoped it would be the Elements (shapes) but she brought in the solid 5 x 7" sheets. That means I need to find some way to create shapes myself. Well, I don't own any die-cutting system (yet!) so I borrowed my friend's Sizzix machine (Thanks Geri!!). It wouldn't cut the Grungeboard with the smaller dies (I didn't want to break her machine) but the medium and larger ones would work. I found this cute little bird and cut a few of him out.

I decided to go "Tim Holtz" (since I was using grungeboard) and pulled out my Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads. I used my Broken China (the blue) and Walnut Stain (the brown). I couldn't really remember what a blue bird looked like so I looked on the internet. I used this as a guide and sponged the blue onto his head, wing, and tail. Then I added some white pigment ink to the bottom of his belly, a bit of the brown to his chest, and finally, a bit of barely banana on his beak.

To celebrate the fun of using my new Grungeboard, I also pulled out my pack of Periphery Collection Pack (bought it last year...been hoarding it ever since) and acutally cut into it! I used a bit of the Cabernet paper.

One of the line images from my new Wedding Day set (PTI by Alli Miles) from Papertrey Ink really matched the brown design on the cabernet paper. So I used it on a piece of white paper and then added one other little stamp along two corners from the Borders & Corners {square} (PTI) set. I had stamped it in the same Broken China ink, but the white didn't quite match the cabernet paper, so I decided to sponge over the stamping with the Broken China ink. The result was very interesting. I matted the Cabernet piece with it.

I used the branch from Out on a Limb (PTI) using the Walnut Stain ink. Then I adheared the bird as though he were sitting or landing on the branch. I added a sentiment from Mixed Messages (PTI) in the Walnut Stain ink. I put all of this on a piece of Bazzill brown cardstock (not sure what brown it is but it matched the walnut stain quite will).

If you haven't played with Grungeboard yet, it is lots of fun. It is a bit thinner than chipboard and very flexible. As Tim says, you can do just about anything to it. I am going to go play a little more and see what else I can do with it!!

Thanks for visiting! Donelda

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Travel Birthday

New blog challenge site alert ..Stamp Something - go check it out!!!

I made this birthday card for my nephew. He is such a cutie!!
I used the Chatter Box papers to pick the colors. Old Olive (edited to read - sorry, I don't know where my head is...this is actually River Rock, not Old Olive!!) and Buckaroo Blue matched perfectly!!
I wanted to do a window card so cut the circle window with my Coluzzle. Then stamped the race car from Toy Box (Stampin' Up) set inside the window and watercolored it in with my ink pads. Then, I layered different sized strips of the
Chatterbox papers along the front. The sentiment is "For you..." on the front and "... On your birthday" inside.
A simple yet fun card to make!!
Thanks for visiting. Donelda

Monday, May 5, 2008

Birthday Invites

My son and one of his friends have birthdays that are 1 day from each other. Most years, the boys have insisted on having their own party. But this year, we talked them into having a combined party at the local lazer tag place.

I was in charge of making invites, so I ordered the So Cool set from Stampin' Up. You can see the Totally Awesome stamp on the front!

I made the rest of the invite by drawing 2 circles using my Signo white gel pen from Stampin' Up and adding the cross hairs (like a lazer target). Then, I printed off the words Lazer Tag, using the font Chrome (I forget which site I downloaded it from), cut it out and added it to the target. Then I stmped the Totally Awesome stamp in black, added "Birthday" from Everyday Flexible Phrases (SU!) and hand printed "Party". I cut it out and added it to the front. The back includes all the details about the party.

Both my son and his friend gave me the "thumbs up" on the invites so I made enough to go around. The invidual kids names are printed on the front with white. I am sure the boys will all have fun :-)

Thanks for visiting. Donelda

Image Holder and new stamps!

Well, I got my order from Stampin' Up. One of the sets that I had considered buying for a long time is the Wildlife Reserve set. It looks so versatile to me. I can see many of the images being usable for masculine cards and girly cards too!! And, the images look like great ones to color with Prismacolor pencil crayons or watercolor with ink. So I finally bought it!

So, here is my very first image from the set... a cute little chickadee. I am pretty sure this will be one of the most often used images as I love chickadees. I wanted to copy an idea from my friend Chris who sent me some images in a cute little "image holder". I cut some Night of Navy cardstock to replicate Chris' sample. Then, I used a piece of designer paper from DCWV Once Upon a Time paper pack. I sponged lightly around the edges with a bit of Night of Navy Ink. Before adhearing it, I added some navy ribbon underneath and around so it would tie shut. This was a bit different from Chris'. On hers, the ribbon was inside and came out using the slot punch. I don't own the slot punch, so I had to improvise (like usual).

I colored this in using my prismacolor pencil crayons. Sentiment is from two Papertrey Ink sets, the "for YOU" is from Limitless Labels and the word "friend" is from Mixed Messages. The circle is sponged lightly around the edges with Night of Navy ink.

You can see that I added some of the designer paper on the inside to decorate it. The images fit in perfectly (I measured it based on the size of the images I was sending - sorry no actual measurements to share).

I hope Chris likes her images and can reuse the image holder! I know I loved the one she sent me :-)

Thanks for visiting. Donelda

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Glitter Fun!

I went to a fun stamping event today and bought a whole bunch of new toys to go with my new Papertrey Ink stamps and Stampin' Up stuff. Now, I am really going to have to go on a spending freeze. It is time to use up all that I have gathered.

I met up with my friend Chris (Catt871) and her friend tiggeriffic and we had lots of fun enabling each other to buy stuff (but I do think I was the worst!! Sorry ladies).

One of the techniques that everyone seemed to be demonstrating is using Sookwang tape and Glitter Ritz. What fun! If you haven't tried this yet, you really have to give it a go.

Here is my first attempt at the technique. You use the tape to stick the glitter...and the backing from the tape is used like stencils...either positive or negative. You can punch or cut images out. The possibilities are endless.

Note that the card is very hard to photograph. The background glitter is all black with these different sized and colored circles (in the photo, it looks like there are lighter colors in the black, but there is not in real life).

The card is fairly straight forward. I made the glitter background, cut it to size and used my ticket punch on the corners. Adheared this to a piece of green cardstock and added some bling to the corners. The sentiment was stamped with black onto more of the green cardstock and adhered to the glitter background. I used Tombow Monoglue which worked well.

Supplies: Stamps-Simple Little Things (Papertrey Ink), Cardstock-Green Galore, Whisper White {this is what the glitter background is on} (Stampin' Up), Ink-Basic Black (Stampin' Up), Accessories-Tape (Sookwang), Glitter (Jewel Glitter Ritz), ticket corner punch (Stampin' Up), rhinstones (unknown from Michaels).

You can be sure to see more of these glittery cards in the future.
Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Simple Little Blue Things

I love the new Simple Little Things set that I received FREE from Papertrey Ink!! Here is a fun card I made witht he flower-like "thing" in the set! I believe it followed a layout challenge (maybe CPS or Caardvarks???) but that was weeks ago and I never did get it loaded up in time.
The background was randomly stamped with the image using versamark. The same flower-like stamp was inked up in black and stamped on the white squares. Then I added a bit of waterfall Stickles on the small spaces inside the flower. I added this to a piece of sky blue cardstock. I added the black cord as well and then thought it needed a little bit more, so I added three circles from the Polka Dot set from PTI and added a bit of the blue "waterfall" Stickles inside them. I rounded two of the corners and then added this to the card with dimensionals!
I've got to say, I really like monochromatic cards with a splash of black!! It just works for me :-)
All paper and ink: Stampin' Up, Stamps-Simple Little Things, Polka Dot Basics from Papertrey Ink.
Thanks for visiting.