So this week's One Layer Wednesday posted by Susan R. is a really different and very special challenge. Susan has challenged us to be inspired by Janelle, a woman from Susan's home town who has been diagnosed with brain cancer. Janelle is an inspriation as she faces this challenge in her life ... and we can all be inspired by her!
I chose to use this amazing card as my inspiration - I love the colors and I adore black eyed susans.
I used Fancy Flourishes (Papertrey Ink) with Versamark ink and Everyday Classics (Papertrey Ink Anniversary set) for the sentiment. I have had these black eyed susan flowers for a long time but haven't used them. The little brown frame is from one of those old Stampin' Up packages you could buy that had a bunch of die cuts in them, before dies and punches were as popular as they are today.
I hope you join us in this great challenge!
Thanks for dropping by my blog! I appreciate your interest and a comment if you have time to leave one.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Anyone who drops by regularly will know that I LOVE red gingham! So, when I saw the Trigger Tuesday inspiration picture from Moxie Fab World, I really wanted to play along. Problem was ... when I looked, I didn't have a scrap of red gingham paper to use! Can you believe it ... I couldn't!!!
Always looking for ways to use up scraps! This gear paper was a perfect match for my robot friend!
Stamps - Robot (Recollections), Sentiment (Papertrey Ink)
Excited that it is finally Friday! Crazy week. Going to try to make Holiday cards this weekend for World Card Making Day .... what are you doing???
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Welcome back to the Take 3 card from this week's Take 3 Challenge using this Studio G butterfly image. Today's card uses this great butterfly as a background image! I think it turned out great!
And I love this color combo! Yuuuuuummmmmy!!
Thanks for dropping by for this week's Take 3 Challenge. If you decide to try your own Take 3 Challenge I'd love to check it out! Make sure you leave me a note so I can drop by!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Welcome back to my Take 2 card using this great butterfly image from Studio g. This time, I stamped it onto a piece of transparency and cut it out. Before adhering, I colored the back side of the butterfly with a Copic marker B000.
The background paper was spritzed with some Tattered Angel Glimmer Mists (a silver and a pink). A strip of patterned paper and black cardstock as well as a simple sentiment and voila, a CAS card.
Okay, that is 2 takes using this same image. One left - Take 3 - and you won't believe what I did with this butterfly next!!! Drop back tomorrow to check it out!
Monday, September 26, 2011
Welcome to this week's Take 3 Challenge! This week, I wanted to use this great butterfly image. It is a Studio g butterfly that a friend of mine gave me!
I had just watched the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday video on Free Style Copic Coloring. I love how it turned out and will try that again with some other line images.
A different technique tomorrow for Take 2..... see you then!
Sunday, September 25, 2011
My friend gave me an awesome "Card a Day" calendar where there are supplies to create a card every day of the year. This image was in there. I used it with some of my own supplies to create this round card. I love round cards but don't make them nearly enough!!
Friday, September 23, 2011
Over at the Moxie Fab World Blog, Cath has encouraged us to create using playing cards. Well, I didn't acutally use any playing cards but I did use these suit images that I picked up a few years ago from
Studio g ... it might be the only time I've ever used them.
Hope you enjoyed this little bit of luck!!
Thursday, September 22, 2011
This month, Pat sent us this awesome Lockhart image to create with! Look at those awesome pumpkins and apples and corn cobs~ It was so much fun to create with this image.
Thanks for dropping by!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Hello! I am assuming you are here for my third take of my Take 3 Challenge where I used one of Susan's sketches seen HERE to create 3 different cards.
This time I wanted to try something different so I pulled out my gesso, grabbed some dark cardstock and got creating!! The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. The dimensional stickers are from my local Dollar Store!
Well, that is it, all 3 takes using this sketch! I tell you, I just can't get enough of this sketch so you know you will see more cards using it in the future!
Thanks for dropping by my corner of the www!! Enjoy the rest of your day!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Welcome back to this week's Take 3 Challenge where I decided to use Susan's sketch HERE! That's right .. 3 different cards using the same sketch. So much fun!
Just one more card to go .. take 3 will be showcased tomorrow .. and like usual, I've saved the best for last!!
See you tomorrow!
Monday, September 19, 2011
So, today's Take 3 Challenge for myself was to use a sketch! I know, a bit different right!!?? And the sketch comes from the very talented Susan Raihala seen HERE. I totally fell in love with it!! It might look familiar since I used it on this card HERE as well! I just can't stop using it! Perfect for a take 3 challenge.
So that is Take 1 using this sketch ... what might take 2 look like ... you'll have to come back tomorrow to see!!
Saturday, September 17, 2011
I was very excited to see that BasicGrey has a blog with a brand spanking new design team! On September 12, Melanie left this sketch to try.
I pulled out my Porcelain Collection Pack and went to work. I stayed pretty true to the sketch! This is one of the only times I've used the stickers that come in the collection pack (sheesh, it is only the 2nd time I've cut into this paper ... I am such a BasicGrey hoarder!). I adore this rose and this whole collection is so soft and lovely!
You might notice I've seperated this one rose from a bunch. You will be sure to see the rest on cards in the future! Having fun acutally using my BasicGrey papers! Keep those challenges coming!!
Off to visit the design team blogs ... catch ya later!
I almost never get to play with the Trigger Tuesday from Moxie Fab World ... but the stars and planets all aligned this week so .....
..... generated this in my mind ....
That flower took a lot of coloring! Sheesh!! Clearly I loved that flower on the pillow. Used the turquoise and pale yellow colors.
Thanks for dropping by!!
Thursday, September 15, 2011
This week is Susan R's turn to host the One Layer Wednesday challenge (#64) and she wanted us to color it! Well, I can color! While I've been having a lot of fun with my pencil crayons these days, I decided to use my Copics to color in this simple card.
I tried and tried to get a good photo but the lighting was bad and the end result is just bad! Sorry! I was inspired by Pat who created a card with these pumpkins (see HERE) that come from Papertrey Ink's Vintage Picnic set. It seems we have been inspiring each other a lot these days. :-)
Thanks for taking a peek!! Off to see all the other OLW cards entered!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Hello and welcome to the last day of my Take 3 Challenge. This is my Take 3 card ... or should I say cards! The flowery end of the Long Stem Blossom is decorative enough to hold it`s own as a background stamp! All it needed was a little sentiment!
Really amazing how different all 3 ``takes`` using this one image ended up being. So much fun!!
Thanks for dropping by!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Welcome back to day 2 of my Take 3 Challenge using the Hero Arts stamp Long Stem Blossom. My Take 2 card was created because I wanted to color in those little flowers with my white gel pen. Adorable. Silver baubles in the centers!
And tearing is a great way to add texture without a lot of bulk! 3 layers of it here!
Overall it is a very different look from yesterday`s card! But you have to drop back by tomorrow to see my Take 3 card ... or should I say cards!! Another totally different look!
Thanks for dropping by,
Monday, September 12, 2011
Welcome to another Take 3 Challenge. If you are new to my blog, I have been giving myself challenges to make 3 different cards or ``takes`` using the same stamp. Sometimes I do it with the same embellishment, layout, paper ... but my favorite are when I use the same stamp!
Today I am using the Long Stem Blossom stamp from Hero Arts. My first take, Take 1, is what I like to call Clean and Simple Vintage!
Yummy soft and warm colors with a bit of lace, a button, and some crochet yarn!
Drop back by tomorrow to see Take 2 and a totally different look using this same stamp image!
Sunday, September 11, 2011
I really like the Make It Monday video's over on Nichole Heady's blog but rarely have found the time to create and post in time. (as I type there is a card sitting on my desk using the technique from last week's vidoe ... you'll see it someday! LOL)
This week, Dawn McVey demonstrated using "non-background stamps" to create a background. I love doing this so decided to play along. The little acorn stamp I chose is from the Limitless Labels set - an old set that has not seen near enough use!!
I also used Autumn Abundance for the focal image and a mini sentiment from Mixed Messages.
Off to see what everyone else has done so far.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
(note - this is my 4th post for today .. I've been busy! ... to see 3 other
Moxie Fab World sketch cards scroll down!)
And finally, the last of the Moxie Fab World sketches ...
And my card.....
I don't own any "big medallian - like" images so I decided to create a smaller card. The flower is cut and put up on dimensionals. The box around the card is hand drawn with a ruler.
Thanks for visiting.
Have a great sunshiny day (hopefully where you are!)
(note - this is my 3rd post for today ... to see 2 other Moxie Fab sketches, scroll down ...)
And here is another Moxie Fab World sketch ...
And my card ....
Thanks for looking.
(note - this is my second post for today ... to see another Moxie Fab World sketch scroll down!)
And here is another sketch from Moxie Fab World ....
And my card ....
This one requires a few additional photos so you can see the gold leaf (on the leaves) and the gold embossing that has been impressed with stamp images ... so much fun to create!!
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
This week Jennifer challenged us to make a one layer baby themed card.
I hunted through my stash for all things baby and decided upon this Kaisercraft image and a PTI sentiment.
The image was done with a combination of watercoloring with ink and Copics. I love all the Star Dust Stickles on the moon, star, and clouds.
Off to see what others are creating with their baby stuff!
Thanks for dropping by for a visit!
Here is my Take 3 of my challenge of using my orange and yellow buttons. This time I only used one lonely button on the card!!! But it goes so well with that orange and yellow butterfly ribbon!!
and all created around my favorite butterfly stamp!!
Well, that is it for this week's Take 3 Challenge. I will make sure to pick a stamp image for my next challenge!!
Thanks for droping by!!
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Here we are with another Take 3 Challenge. This time, I decided to use a product and not a stamp. I few weeks ago I found the cutes packages of buttons at my local Dollar Store. And the packages were sold in colors. I decided to use the buttons from the Yellow and Orange package.
Here is my First Take:
It was fun trying to get all those buttons in just the right place!!
Drop in tomorrow to see a different style of card for Take 2.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Yes, this is created by my 12 year old son. He is really interested in Steampunk these days. If you are unsure what steampunk is you should google it! It is all gears and rivets and iron kind of things.
I've been working on some Moxie Fab challenges that I will be posting tomorrow!!
Thanks for dropping by.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Here is a great little card that I created from a bunch of scraps in my bins.
The whole card started out with the sun burst (from a Tim Hotlz set). I added this
little froggie that I got from a friend of mine a loooong time ago.
I added a sentiment which was created with my compter and a
few hills of green patterned papers that were in my