Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Card Box and a Card

Play Date Cafe http://theplaydatecafe.blogspot.com/2012/02/play-date-cafe-pdcc-120.html   has a color challenge to use these colors

And, at Card Patterns  http://cardpatterns.blogspot.com/2012/02/sketch-154.html  this is the sketch for this week

Stamps:  Gina K Vogue Vases and Holiday Greetings
Ink:  Memento Cantelope and Tangelo, SU Certainly Celery and Cool Caribbean
cs:  Gina K Pure Luxury White , Ocean Mist and Sweet Mango,  SU Certainly Celery

There is also another challenge at JUGs  http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/02/just-us-girls-125-template3d-challenge.html    to make a 3D project that must use ribbons, flowers and  buttons. 

I made a card box that holds 12 cards and their envelopes using my ScorPal.  Used a lace Spellbinders die to make the burgundy lace edge and a flower die to make the 3d flower.  Tied some ribbon through a button and placed it in the flower center.

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Friday, February 24, 2012

You Rock!


It's also for The Crazy Challenge to use a die or punch  http://crazychallenge.blogspot.com/2012/02/cch-107-use-die-or-punch.html

Stamps:  Gina K Live Life Loud
The guitar was heat embossed with silver ep then colored in with a Touch Twin Marker cut out and layered onto the ovals. 
Ink:  Memento Paris Dusk and Tangelo, Versamark
Cardstock:  Navy, Gina K Pure Luxury Blue Raspberry and White, dp
accessories:  Spellbinders Petitte Ovals and Pennants, square punch, sponge

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Vintage Sax Digi

I came upon this wonderful site that has tons of free vintage digis, Free Vintage Digital Stamps  http://freevintagedigistamps.blogspot.com/.
I chose to use the saxophone and to play in the Crazy Challenge to use a punch or die cut  http://crazychallenge.blogspot.com/2012/02/cch-107-use-die-or-punch.html
This is also for the Stamp TV challenge Mix It Up Monday - Distressing http://stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/mix-it-up-monday-distressing-stv12mon5

The saxophone was colored with Touch Twin Markers in Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre and Cool Grey 3 and cut out.  Stamped Gina K's Vintage Borders with TH Distress Vintage Photo on Ivory Gina K cs and then cut out with Spellbinders Small Labels and layered onto another Spellbinders Large Label cut out of Bazzill dark brown cs.  Used a distresser tool on the edges of the labels and sponged the smaller stamped label with TH Distress inks in Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.  Ran a piece of Core'dinations brown cs in the Herringbone folder through my Big Shot and lightly sanded it.  Stamped and In Stitches by Gina K along the edge of a kraft base then added the embossed piece and the focal image.

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Monday, February 20, 2012


The current challenge at Touch Twin Markers is "animals"  http://touchtwinchallenges.blogspot.com/2012/02/ttc11-touch-twin-marker-challenge-part.html

Here are the markers I used

I used Tami Mayberry's set Gnome One Like You and sentiment from Spring Mix both by Gina K and a $ stamp from Michael's that I just picked up.  Added some black glaze pen to the flamingo's eyes to make them stand out.  The card base is from a card pack by Studio G that I grabbed at Walmart.  Added pink gel pen dots to the scalloped edge and a strip of pink dotted washi tape on the inside to make the scallops on the front more pronounced.

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

CPS Sketch 253

Here is the new sketch at CPS this week  http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/2012/02/cps-253-part-1.html

I made 2!

The only stamping is the sentiment by Gina K stamped with Vivid Teal ink.  Kraft card base layered with Gina K Pure Luxury Ivory and Turquoise Sea, DCWV Linen Closest Stack.  Added ribbon and the Spellbinders Lotus Blossom die cut.

Stamped the Grand Damask by Gina K on a kraft card base with Colorbox Chalk Chestnut Roan.  Added a strip of Core'dinations Timeless collection.  Used Spellbinders dies to layer the sentiment.  Brushed Tim Holtz crackle paint in Tarnished Bronze over the label and added the brown brads which were colored with Touch Twin markers

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

CPS Anniversary Day 15

This has been so much fun revisiting these past sketches to celebrate CPS 5th Anniversaryhttp://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/
 Here is the final sketch of the celebration.

I used Tami's set Oh Boy! and Special Delivery by Gina K.  Colored the helicopter with Touch Twin Markers and cut it out.  Used some fun digi dp that I had saved to my computer, but don't remember where I found it.  Added a little punched heart on the sentiment piece. 

Thanks for looking and a special thank you to Tami Mayberry!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

CPS Anniversary Days 13 & 14

More anniversary fun!  CPS is still celebrating 5 years and here is the sketch for Day 13

I used Tami's Happy Hearts by Gina K.  The heart was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with red ep and punched out with a Fiskar's punch..  Used a Touch Twin marker to color the diamonds on the heart.  Cuttlebug Herringbone embossing folder with kraft cs then lightly brushed a Colorbox Cat's Eye Warm Red ink over the ridges.  Laced some black and white Baker's twine on the open scalloped circle.  Used the Rickrack die by Spellbinders and threaded some red cs through the holes.

  Used the stamp set Botanicals by Gina K and the senitment from Picture It!.  The background is Core'dinations Kraft Core (love it!) embossed with Victorian Cuttlebug folder then lightly sanded to reveal the kraft core.  Ink used:  Vivid Teal and Taupe.  Added a strip of washi tape and lightly sponged the edges of the kraft base with Taupe ink.  The flower looked a little washed out, so touched it up with a couple of Prismacolor markers.

Thanks for taking a look!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

CPS Anniversary Day 12

This is the 12th day of the CPS 5th Anniversary  http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/2012/02/cps-5th-anniversary-day-12-with-lisa.html

The rose and leaves from Gina K's set A Year of Flowers by Melanie Muenchinger were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Prismacolor markers, cut out, then the rose was covered with Crackle Accents.  The dp was from my scrap boxes and the doily die was a RAK that I sponged with Memories Black ink.  The ribbon wasn't quite the color I wanted, so I colored it with a Prismacolor marker to match the rose.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

CPS Anniversary Day 11

I'm finally caught up to date!  Here is the CPS Anniversary Sketch #11  http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/2012/02/cps-5th-anniversary-day-11-with-jennie.html

Stamps are by Gina K.  The cross is heat embossed with silver ep and the panel popped up with dimentional squares.  The homemade washi tape is stamped with Memento Grape Jelly.  The border is a Spellbinders scalloped borderabilities.  Cardstock is Gina K Pure Luxury White and Vibrant Violet.

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Anniversary Days 9 & 10

More CPS Anniversary cards.  Day 9 Sketch  http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/2012/02/cps-5th-anniversary-day-9-with-deb.html

I used the images from Tami Mayberry's set Gnome One Like You by Gina K.  Stamped and cut out the gnome and mushrooms and colored with Touch Twin Markers.

Day 10 sketch  http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/2012/02/cps-5th-anniversary-day-10-with-lee.html

Using Tami's Gnome One Like You set again and the flower from Theresa Momber's set Aloha also by Gina K.  Colored with Touch Twin Markers.

Thanks for taking a look!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Anniversary Days 7 & 8

More of the CPS Anniversary sketches.  Day 7 sketch  http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/2012/02/cps-5th-anniversary-day-7-with-jen-buck.html

Stamps:  Gina K Spring Basket, Picture It! and Various Verses
cs:  Gina K Pure Luxury White and Creme de Menthe, dp
ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Tangelo
accessories:  Touch Twin Markers

Day 8 Sketch  http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/2012/02/cps-5th-anniversary-day-8-with-lori.html

I received this image through Wish RAK on SCS and don't know who makes it.  Colored with Prismacolor markers.  Sizzix button die, Baker's twine and a Spellbinders lace border.  Cardstock:  Gina K Pure Luxury White, Vibrant Violet and Creme de Menthe.

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Catching Up

Still celebrating CPS 5th Anniversaryhttp://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/2012/02/cps-5th-anniversary-day-5-with-laura.html  Here is Day 5 sketch

Used Tami Mayberry's set Oh Boy! by Gina K.  Quick and simple.

Day 6 sketch 

Using another fun set by Tami Mayberry  So Groovy by Gina K.

Now to finish up days 7 & 8.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Simple Valentine

Creative Belli Challenge #136 is to use hearts/valentine for a card  http://bellichallenge.blogspot.com/2012/02/belli-challenge-136-heartsvalentine.html
And Lily Pad has a challenge to use patterned paper  http://www.lilypad.inlinkz.com/2012/01/27/simon-says-stamp-presents-a-patterned-paper-challenge/

I couldn't make this frilly because my grandson would not appreciate that.  I used 2 different polka dot patterned dp (I have boxes of pieces of cs that I had to have)  on a Gina K Pure Luxury White cs base.  The die is by QuikKuts.  Stamped the heart from Gina K's Happy Hearts in red and the sentiment from the same set in black.  Added brads, which I have a lot of and hardly ever use.  Quick and simple!

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

CPS Anniversary Day 4

and here is the sketch for today

There is also a color challenge at Touch Twin Markers http://touchtwinchallenges.blogspot.com/2012/01/ttc10-touch-twin-marker-color-challenge.html using these colors

Since I used pearls I can also enter this for the Stamp TV Challenge to use pins or pearls  http://stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/mix-it-up-monday-pins-or-pearls

Stamps are by Gina K - Lovely Shelf and Tag You're It!
Cardstock:  Gina K Pure Luxury White, SU pink, and dp by My Mind's Eye
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Rose Bud
accessories:  Touch Twin Markers, pearls, circle punches, washi tape

I didn't have the exact colors of the Touch Twin Markers, but I tried to come close.

Thanks for visiting :)