Sunday, December 27, 2009

Gingersnap Creations Challenge-Sandpaper

Here I am again, killing two (or three) birds with one stone.  I made this card for Gingersnap Creations Sandpaper Challenge.   I used sandpaper to sand the Core'dinations Black Magic paper that I had embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  Hearts in Touch is the vendor sponser for this challenge and I used one of her lovely images for this card.  I really like how it turned out.  It also follows the Rubberstamp Chat December sketch challenge here.  And last, but certainly not least, this will be my mom's birthday card.

On a personal note, it's snowing here.  I know much of the country has been hit with blizzards and severe snow, but this is our first measurable snow of the season.  Happy Holidays to all!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Just call me cocky!

Wow!  I was actually lucky enough to be picked by one of Helga's kitties to win her blog challenge last week.  I got to pick 3 free collage sheets from Artchix Studios.  Way cool.  So, on a beginner's luck high, I'm entering this week as well.  Helga's challenge this week is to create something with scraps.  I made the background for this ATC using the Serendipity technique which is a great one for using up scraps.  The scraps are from Christmas card making (yes, still plodding along at this).  Then I glued on some spare Artchix images I had leftover from Artchix swaps and added some German scrap to the top.  We'll just see what Helga's kitties think of me this week.

Gingersnap Creations Challenge-Winter Wonderland

I made this ATC for a swap and for the Winter Wonderlandchallenge.  It's rather mild here today, but it won't last--it's supposed to get bitter cold again by tomorrow.  Brrr!  Ooops, edited to ad that the prize for this challenge is provided by Hearts in Touch.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Gingersnap Creations Challenge-Frames

I made this card for a swap and to enter the frames challenge from Gingersnap Creations.  I love these fantasy stamps from Sweet Pea.  The papertemptress has dontated the prize for this contest-a lovely pack of paper.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Monochromatic Challenge and Challenge #7 Get Inspired by a Project

Okay, nothing like hitting two (or 3) birds with one stone.  At this time of year, that's the only way I'll even come close to accomplishing what I hope to.  This cute little calendar book was inspired by a project over at Stamper's Quest on line magazine.  I made several of these, of various designs, to give to my childrens' teachers and friends and family.  This design uses a stamp from Innovative Stamp Creations and is in done in shades of green.  It's my entry for Gingersnap Creations monochromatic challenge.  It also satisfies the challenge requirements for Helga's (from Artchix studios) blog challenge.  Helga is running a series of 9 challenges on her blog and this is #7 and the first I've participated in.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Lisa Vollrath at Tentwo Studios is having a Christmas Countdown

Just post the link (see above) on your blog, yahoo group, bulletin board etc. and download the images from Dec 1 until Christmas.  Thanks Lisa!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Gingersnaps Creations Button Challenge

I made these cute ATC's for the Gingersnaps creations button challenge.  I made them from a kit I bought at Altered PagesPapertemptress is providing the prize for this challenge-a paper variety pack.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Beeswax is hosting RSC sketch challenge for November.

The original sketch can be found here.  This will be my daughter's birthday card.  The musician is a Beeswax stamp, the decorative squares are from Posh Impressions and I'm not sure about the sentiment.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cozy Home ATC-Gingersnap Creations Challenge

I took Gingersnap Creations up on their challenge to create a piece of art with a "cozy home" theme. One lucky winner will receive a variety pack of paper from the Paper Temptress. Here is my ATC, highlighted with rhinestones and in my favorite color-purple. Here is the original post from Gingersnap

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Bombshell rubber stamps is hosting RSC sketch in October

Bombshell rubber stamps is hosting Rubber Stamp Chat's sketch challenge this month and they provided and fun and easy sketch. I don't have any of their stamps, so I used a cute Halloween dog stamp that I just bought from 3rd Coast rubber stamps. Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Artistic Outpost is celebrating their 2nd birthday

Artistic Outpost is two years old this month and to celebrate they are holding a sketch contest. Using their stamps, you need to follow the sketch and make a fall or birthday themed card. Here is my version.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

ISC sketch challenge 909

Innovative Stamp Creations has started up their sketch challenges again. I made this birthday card using stamp plates Summer Elements III, for the sentiment, and Nature Silhouettes I for the flower image.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Starving Artistamps is hosting the September RSC sketch challenge

For this month, Staring Artistamps is hosting the RSC sketch contest. I don't have many starving artistamps stamps, so I didn't use them for my card. The birds are clear stamps from Basic Grey and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. My daughter will be using this card for her friend's birthday party.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Flourishes Stamps is hosting the sketch over at Rubberstampchat this month.

This is the card I's also my brother's birthday card. Tree stamp is by Flourishes and sentiment by Papertrey Ink. Paper from PTI as well.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Starving Artistamps is releasing 4 new stamp sets!

And they're giving away 4 sets for Free! Check out their blog. The new sets are: Into the Woods and Prehistoric. One sheet of images and one sheet of phrases for each set.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Innovative Stamp Creations is hosting the July RSC sketch contest

Innovative Stamp Creations is hosting the July RSC sketch contest and this is the card I made for it. All stamps are ISC. This card is also for a swap I've entered--the theme is to make a card in green, orange and purple. This is the sketch I worked from.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Viva Las Vegastamps sponsers Rubber Stamp Chat sketch contest

I made this card for the Rubber Stamp April Sketch challenge. The sponser this month is Viva Las Vegastamps. Stamp credits include item # 2272 paisley frog and 2275 demure frog, both from the Frog plate, #646. The saying is #9980 from plate #359.
I stamped the frogs on white cardstock and colored with prismacolor markers and odorless mineral spirits. The paisley frog was matted onto green cardstock and the demure frog was placed on a purple square of cardstock. "Promise me anything..." was also stamped on white cardstock and matted on green. All images were then adhered to a yellow card per the sketch. For a final touch, I used a glue dot to affix a purple bow to the corner of the sentiment.

Monday, March 2, 2009

New St. Patrick's Day Countdown at 10-2 Studios

Free images at 10-2 studios. Just remember to post the link to your blog or a messageboard or yahoo group before downloading. Happy St. Pat's!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Card sketch challenge at Papertrey Ink

Papertrey Ink is celebrating their 2nd year Anniversary and they're having lots of contests and giveaways. I decided to participate in this sketch challenge and created a card using the stamp sets Out on a limb and Out on a limb sentiments along with papertrey paper.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Lisa Vollrath is running a new countdown. This one for Valentine's Day.

Lisa Vollrath at 10-2 studios is running another countdown, offering free images for Valentine's day. To get these images, you just need to provide a link on your blog, on a yahoo group, message board etc. Check it out.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Make it Monday--Masks

This week at 10-2 studios Make it Monday the theme is masks. I thought I would post a bookmark I made for a Hearts In Touch swap a few months back. It uses one of my favorite HIT stamp sheets.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Long time, no post

It's been a while since I last posted. Been busy with the holidays, kids home from school--in fact I have 2 home sick today, and other things. But I am taking a couple classes from Artists of the Round Table yahoo group--an ATC workshop and a fabric art workshop. I thought I would post a few of the projects I've made for them.