Friday, December 23, 2011

Birthday Rock Star

My niece and God Daughter's birthday is on Christmas Eve and the Sketch 220 at Mojo Monday http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/2011/12/mojo-monday-220.html was a perfect fit for what I had in mind.



I used the set Live Life Loud by Gina K, illustrated by Tami Mayberry.  Stamped the drum set with Versamark and heat embossed with black ep.  The dot pattern across the bottom is Ribbon Stipes, also by Gina K.  Added silver metallic gel pen dots to the open scalloped circle.  I found the pink polka dot paper ribbon tape at TJ Maxx.  This came together very easily.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Treat Cans

Our local scrapbook store had these cute little mini paint cans on sale and I couldn't resist.  They are going to be filled with M & Ms for my grandsons. 
The challenge at Touch Twin Markers is "Furry Friends"  http://touchtwinchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/12/ttc07-touchtwin-marker-challenge-part-1.html



I got these cute little stamps at Walmart last year.  The images are colored with Touch Twin Markers.  The bear was cut out and layered onto the green cs, the moose has paper pieced leg warmers which are also heat embossed with red ep.  The papers and ribbons are from my stash and the pennant paper tape on the bear can was found at TJ Maxx.  The dp was adhered to the cans with red sticky tape and pieces of ribbon tied to the handle.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Rock Star

My middle grandson turns 6 next week and he is definitely a Rock Star!  The sketch from Mojo Monday
 http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/2011/12/mojo-monday-219.html  was the perfect layout for the image I wanted to use on his card.




Funny, I just realized that I used the same colors from the sketch sample.  I used Gina K's set Live Life Loud by Tami Mayberry, one of my favorites.  Stamped the guitar in VersaMark and heat embossed with black ep, then stamped the gradient rectangle with Vivid Cobblestone over the guitar.  Colored with Prismacolor green marker.  Stamped the partial sentiment with Brilliance Galaxy Green for some shimmer and punched the star out of silver glitter cs that was on sale at Michael's last week.  The border was stamped with VersaFine Onyx.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Rest of the Tags

These are the last of the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas tags that I have made.  http://timholtz.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/12/index.html







These are my variations on Tim's amazing tags.

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Another Tag

This is my version of Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 10  http://timholtz.typepad.com/



The tag was sponged with Old Paper distress ink, stamped with archival black ink.  Then the pine branches were stamped with Pine Needles distress ink then sprayed with Gold Glimmer Mist.  I had a little problem with the ornaments drying, then finally decided to use double sided tape.

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Tim Holtz Inspired

I've been playing along with Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas  http://timholtz.typepad.com/.  I just love his creativity.  Here are a few tags that I have made.


I didn't have the snowman die, so I stamped the snowman from Gina K's Winter Friends on the back side of my Grunge Paper which was painted with white acrylic paint dabber and cut it out.  Covered with Crackle Accents then sponged with Distress Inks when it dried.  The flourish border is cut from acetate and sponged with the white paint dabber.  Added Stickles to his hat and bottom.




This one uses Gina K's Tree Silhouettes and Vintage Borders.  The sentiment is done in emboss resist and is by Studio G.  The small branches are by Inkadinkado.





I don't know who the flourish background is by, I've had it a long time and it's unmounted.  The candlestick is a combination of stamps from Gina K's Lovely Shelf with the branch punches by Martha Stewart.

Check out Tim's blog, he has some pretty amazing creations.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Sketch Time #113

There is a sketch challenge at JUGS this week  http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/12/sketch-time-challenge-113.html



I've had this trees stamp since last year and really wanted to use it and it worked perfectly for this challenge.
Stamps:  Studio G
ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
cs:  Gina K Pure Luxury White and Rocket Red, SU Green Galore
accessories:  ribbon from Michael's, border punch, baker's twine, dp scrap, red bling, Touch Twin markers, Sakura Stardust gel pens, triangle button that was a RAK

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Couple of Cards

I used the colors from the Touch Twin Challenge this week  http://touchtwinchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/11/ttc06-touch-twin-marker-color-challenge.html


And the Card Creations Get Inspired by Fashion challenge at Moxie Fab World Blog 



I had the Vivid Red, Potato Brown and Yellow in the Touch Twin markers, but had to use a Prismacolor marker for the sand.
Stamps:  Gina K Heartfelt and Vintage Backgrounds


I used the sketch from Mojo Monday for my second card  http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/2011/11/mojo-monday-217.html





Stamps by Gina K - Guiding Light
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa
cs:  Gina K Choc Brown and White, SU Bordering Blue, woodgrain dp
accessories:  Touch Twin and Prismacolor markers

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Simple Christmas Card

The inspiration at CASE Study http://casestudychallenge.blogspot.com/2011/11/case-study-challenge-67.html  this week is a beautiful CAS card by Kryssi Ng



I used the same layout as her card, love the simplicity of it.




Stamps:  Stampabilities tree, Studio G sentiment and Gina K Ribbon Stripes
Ink:  Memento Cottage Ivy, Vivid Tuscan Tan and Versamark
Cardstock:  Gina K Pure Luxury White and Rocket Red
Accessories:  red ep, Stickles in Frosted Lace and corner rounder

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Santa Gnome

The current challenge at Touch Twin Markers is "In the Garden"  http://touchtwinchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/11/ttc05-touch-twin-marker-challenge-part.html
They are featuring Tami Mayberry's stamp set Gnome One Like You by Gina K

It also fits the color challenge at JUGS  http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/11/jugs-111-color-challenge.html





I transformed the gnome into a Santa with a little Liquid Applique.  The image is colored with Touch Twin Markers, cut out and popped up on the Quick Kutz label.  The layered snowflakes are by Sizzix and Martha Steward with the smaller one colored with Sakura Stardust clear gel pen.

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Birthday Girl

This is for my sister's birthday and it fits the challenges at Creative Belli - Belli#130 - Paper Piercng  http://bellichallenge.blogspot.com/2011/11/belli-130-paper-piercing.html
and The Crazy Challenge - CCH93 - Recipe Challenge to use 1 image, 2 papers and 3 embellishments  http://crazychallenge.blogspot.com/2011/11/cch93-recipe-challenge.html



I used Sassy Susie from SU.  Colored her with Touch Twin markers and used Nesties to cut out and layer.  The dp is from Gina K - a digi download.  The cs is also by Gina K - Pure Luxiry White and Vibrant Violet.  The scalloped oval is paper pierced and my 3 embellies are:  ribbon, twine and button.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Blue Christmas

I used the sketch from Mojo Monday  http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/2011/11/mojo-monday-214-contest.html




Stamps:  Gina K Special Delivery and Special Delivery Additions
cs:  Gina K Pure Luxury White, Coor'dinations blues, SU dp
ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Colorbox Chalk Prussian Blue
accessories:  Touch Twin Markers, Stickles, Sizzix snowflake, crackle medium, Stickles, Nesties circles

This is also for the Stamp TV Free For All Friday Challenge - Blue Christmas  http://stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/free-for-all-friday-blue-christmas

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Loving These Colors

I am really loving the colors of fall that Touch Twin Markers Challenge has going on  http://touchtwinchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/10/ttc04-touch-twin-marker-color-challenge.html






I stamped the leaves and acorns from the Gina K set A Year of Leaves on Pure Luxury White cs, colored them with alcohol markers, cut them out and layered onto a Nesties label.  The label was edged with a copper paint pen.  Card base is Pure Luxury Soft Sand.

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Another Touch Twin Challenge Card

The same color combo as my last post for the Touch Twin Challenge TTC04  http://touchtwinchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/10/ttc04-touch-twin-marker-color-challenge.html





Stamps by Gina K - Heartfelt (I just love that fence!)

After coloring the pumpkins they looked too dark, so I used a colorless blender over them to lighten them up.

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Three Challenges in One

This is for the color challenge TTC04 at Touch Twin Challenges  http://touchtwinchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/10/ttc04-touch-twin-marker-color-challenge.html
using these colors:







And the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger :  Autumn Woods  http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2011/10/tuesday-trigger-autumn-woods.html
with this photo as the inspiration:








Stamps used:  Gina K A Year of Flowers and A Year of Leaves

The top strip/layer looks black in the photo, but irl it is brown.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

ScorPal to the Rescue

There is a give away at ScorPal on Facebook.  To enter you just have to make something with your ScorPal and post a link on Facebook.


I needed a box for a birthday gift over the weekend and didn't have anything near the right size, so I pulled out my ScorPal and used some patterned cardstock from Martha Stewart.  Scored 12 x 12 cs at 2" each side for the top and at 2 1/8" for the bottom.  Adhered the flaps with ScorTape and added a couple of flourish die cuts and tied it with silver ribbon.  Quick and easy!

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fall Flowers

Touch Twin Markers has a new challenge this week, TTC03 - Florals  http://touchtwinchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/10/ttc03-touch-twin-challenge-florals-part.html




The image is by Gina K - Lovely Shelf.  It's hard to see in the photo, the vase has Waterfall Stickles for the water and a clear glaze over the glass for shine.  The image was stamped on Gina K Pure Luxury white cs then colored with markers.  A Martha Stewart border punch was used on the rust layer and finished it off with a Baker's Twine little bow.

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Lots of Texture

I've combined 3 challenges.  Moxie Fab Textured to Perfection  http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2011/10/next-challenge-in-moxie-fab-world.html
The sketch Mojo Monday 209 
http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/2011/10/mojo-monday-209-contest.html
Stamp TV Free for All Friday - Get Krafty and Red
http://stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/free-for-all-friday-get-krafty-red

Mojo Monday 209 Sketch




For texture:  corrugated lightbulb box, cork, chipboard ring, baker's twine and faux silk
Stamps:  Gina K A Year of Leaves and Heartfelt
Ink:  Memento Rhubarb Stalk and Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen
cardstock: Gina K Pure Luxury White, Kraft and Cranberry Tart, dp
accessories:  cork, chipboard ring, baker's twine, tissue paper, Prismacolor markers, corrugated lightbulb box, Spellbinders border

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Basket of Flowers

Another card for the color challenge at Touch Twin Markers  http://touchtwinchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/09/ttc02-touch-twin-color-challenge-part-1.html





Stamps:  Gina K Spring Basket, In Stitches and Inside and Out
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa
Cardstock:  Gina K Pure Luxury White, DCWV Brown and dp

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Groovy Birthday

I paper pieced a little van for my dh's birthday and it just happens to fit the challenge of paper piecing at  Creative Belli  http://bellichallenge.blogspot.com/2011/09/belli-challenge-127-paper-piecing.html


I pulled out some of my beloved Core'dinations Black Magic cardstock.  Stamp set by Gina K, illustrated by Tami Mayberry - So Groovy. 


Next, over at Touch Twin Markers  http://touchtwinchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/09/ttc02-touch-twin-color-challenge-part-2.html  they are having a color challenge.  Since I don't have any of those markers in my possession yet, I tried to come close with the markers I have.


I used a couple of Gina K sets by Theresa Momber - Aloha and Vogue Vases.


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Monday, September 26, 2011

Tuesday Trigger

The inspiration piece at Moxie Fab World is fantastic and filled with tons of inspiration.






I tried to incorporate all of the colors and most of the elements of the Trigger.  The stamp set is by Gina K - Sung from the Heart.  I had the woodgrain dp in my stash and inked it with a couple different green inks to try to get the right shade.  Stamped the envelope and paper pieced it with the tiny gingham check, colored with Prismacolor markers and covered the hearts with Sakura Clear Glaze pen.  The scalloped border is an EK Success border punch.  Ribbon from Target Dollar Spot, button from SU, twine by Jillibean Soup.

The layout was CASEd from Deb Felts on Stamp TV  http://stamptv.ning.com/photo/summer-picnic?context=user.

Thanks for looking :)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Colored Pencil Magic

I used the sketch from Card Patterns this week  http://cardpatterns.blogspot.com/2011/09/sketch-133.html



And the challenge from Creative Belli Blog  http://bellichallenge.blogspot.com/2011/09/belli-challenge-126-string.html  to use string.



This also fits the challenge at Stamp TV to do Colored Pencil Magic  http://stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/mix-it-up-monday-challenge-colored-pencil-magic

I flipped the sketch.  The sections on the background were separated by stitching, the first time I have attempted to actually sew on a card.  I used the stamp set Lean on Me by Gina K.  The flowers were stamped with Studio G white chalk ink then colored with Prismacolor pencils.  Cut the image out with a Nesties oval and layered onto a scalloped oval.

Stamps:  Gina K Lean on Me
ink:  Studio G white chalk ink, Memento Tangelo
cs:  Gina K Pure Luxury Grass Green and Sweet Mango, black, SU dp
accessories:  bling, black floss, Prismacolor pencils, sponge, Nesties

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sketch at Lily Pad

Lily Pad Cards  http://www.lilypad.inlinkz.com/2011/09/16/hero-arts-presents-a-sketch-challenge/  has a really cute sketch challenge.






This was a quick and easy wedding card, but very hard to get a good photo of.  I used all Gina K stamps:  Happy Hearts, Ribbon Stripes and Inside and Out.  The cream colored ink is an old ink spot called Shadow Ink in Vanilla and Memento Desert Sand.  Used a scalloped heart punch on the larger heart and hand cut the smaller one.  Used dimentional squares to pop up the hearts.


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