Saturday, December 17, 2011

Other Angel Tags

These are the other two tags I made for the Angel swap at Altered Pages.

The background stamps used on these are Flourishes and Cornish Heritage Farms.

GC129 Starry Night

I made this tag for a swap, but am also entering it into the Gingersnap Creations Starry Night Challenge Collage sheet is from Altered Pages and the background stamp is About Art Accents.

Monday, December 12, 2011

GC127 Livestock

I was going to make this card for the Farm Fresh challenge at Gingersnap Creations, but didn't get it finished in time. So, here it is for the Livestock Challenge
All stamps are I Brake for Stamps.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Ten Two Studios 6th Annual Holiday Countdown

Lisa Vollrath at Ten Two Studios is doing another Holiday Countdown. Post the info on your blog or other site and download free images. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Lily Pad Card Texture Challenge

Simon says Stamp's challenge this month on the Lily Pad card blog

is to use texture. My birthday card has texture with dry embossing and the ribbon. I think this puppy stamp is so cute!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

TSC24 Ribbons and Lace

Here's my entry for the latest Stampsmith challenge. Ribbons and Lace

--right up my alley.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

GC123 Ravens

I made this ATC for the Raven Challenge over at Gingersnap Creations. It uses an image from Altered Pages and some stamps from Red Lead


Sunday, November 6, 2011

GC122 Alcohol Inks

The challenge over at Gingersnap Creations is to use alcohol inks. I made this cute giraffe card with an animal print background made with alcohol inks. I learned this technique recently in a class I'm taking over at My Creative Classroom. The giraffe stamp, which I love, is by Rubber Cottage (I think). The sentiment stamp is Pink by Design.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sketch challenge on Lily Pad Card blog

I made this birthday card using the sketch provided over at Lily Pad Cards The stamps are Gina K.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Week #84 Pumpkin Garden

I'm back with another Halloween card, this time for a challenge at the Shabby Tea room

. This is my first time participating in one of their challenges. Stamps are from Mark's Finest Papers and Third Coast.

Friday, October 21, 2011

GC120 Turquoise, Blue and Purple

These are all colors I like, but not what I would normally think of for a Halloween card. However, that's what I made and I have to say, "I love it!" Of course that might be because I used one of my favorite techniques--the glitter lace technique. Stamps are Mrs. O'Leary and Mark's Finest Papers.
Gingersnap Creations Color Challenge

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Kathy's Lily Pad Pallette Challenge

I made this card for a good friend of mine whose first grandson was recently born. I used the colors of the Lily Pad challenge

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Halloween

I made this card for both The Stampsmith's Challenge Blog (TSC23) and Ellen Hutson's World Card Making Challenge (EHWCMD4). The main image stamp is from The Stampsmith and the background stamp is from DRS.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bling Challenge over at Lily Pad Cards

Here's a card that I made for a swap and for the Bling Challenge over at Lily Pad Cards. The stamps are from Rubber Stamp Avenue and the bit of bling I bought at Hobby Lobby.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

EHWCMD1-Color Challenge

For World Card Making Day I am participating in Ellen Hutson's color challenge. We were to use red, yellow, light blue and dark gray. I made this card using the letter press technique with a Sizzix embossing folder.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Another Birthday Card

This was the birthday card I made for my husband. Masculine cards are always hard for me and while this isn't exactly masculine, it's not feminine either.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

GC116 Primary Colors

I was in the mood to use my Graphic 45 paper and stamps when I tackled this challenge, so here is the result.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Birthday Card

We have a lot of birthdays in my family in August. This is the card I made for my brother. He loves animals, so I thought he would enjoy this cute dog from Stampland.

Friday, September 9, 2011

GC114 Baby Wipes and TSC21 Fabulous Faux

I'm here with another ATC that I'm entering in two challenges. The background is the faux fabric technique. It's made by taking baby wipes and spraying them with an assortment of sprays. Once they're dry, attach them to the ATC (or card) base. I then used Halloween stamps from the Stampsmith to create this fun ATC.

Friday, August 26, 2011

GC113 Babes and Tots

Wow, two posts in one day. I'm on a roll! This ATC was made for a swap and I'm also entering it into Gingersnap Creations Babes and tots challenge.
I used stamps from Rogue Redhead and Tim Holtz. I also used the Tim Holtz technique of dabber resist.

TSC20 Sketchy

For this Stampsmith Challenge you had to use a Stampsmith stamp and follow their sketch. I made this Get Well card using a flower from the flower plate. This is one of my favorite plates. I also used a Cheery Lynn doily die and words from Impression Obsession.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

TSC19 Teal and Yellow

My poor blog has been a bit neglected here lately, but hopefully with the kids back to school I will be able to post more often. I did find the time to make a Teal and Yellow card for the Stampsmith Challenge.

The stamp is from The Stampsmith. I paper pieced her dress and colored the rest of the image with Copic markers and chalks.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Summer Camp Week Four

For the last week of summer camp an array of blues and greens were chosen as the colors. I made a card for a very good friend who loves to read as much as I do.

I used a technique on the background of this card that Gina K demonstrated on Stamp TV. Basically, you cover the card stock with versamark and emboss with embossing powder. Then, run the heat embossed piece through an embossing machine with an embossing folder. This gives you a piece that's both heat and dry embossed. I wasn't going for a distressed look, but I sanded the piece lightly to bring out the swirls.
The main image is a Stampland stamp. I also bought the template for this stamp making it easy to color. Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. Flowers are Prima.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Chicken Card

I can't believe it's already week three of Summer Camp Cardmaking Class. The colors this week were much more muted than the bright colors from weeks one and two. I made this chicken card using stamps from Tweety Jill and Invoke Arts.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

In the Mail Card

This is the card that I made for the second week of the card making class I'm taking. We had a different color palette to work with this week--lots of bright summer colors. I used card stock, ribbon, stamps and the postage die from Papertrey Ink. I also used stamps from Rubbernecker, Fancy Pants and About Art Accents.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Vintage Gentlemen

I made these ATCs with images from Altered Pages. They are for a swap in the Altered Pages Yahoo group.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Lily Pad Card Contest

I became a Member of Lily Pad Cards today! Go become a member for a chance to win a collection of Hero Arts stamps.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bee Card

I'm taking an on-line card class with Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner.  For the first week our challenge was to use a color combo of pinkish/purple, red, sky blue, orange and white.  Here's my entry.  I used stamps from Blockheads (the bees and flower medallion), an impression plate from Papertrey Ink and a small butterfly punch from Martha Stewart.  For my background I stamped the bees with orange pigment ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then sponged blue pigment ink over that.  I find I don't use pigment ink that often, so this was a nice change.  The other inks are Memento dye inks.
This is a great class and I highly recommend it.

Friday, June 24, 2011

GC108 The Color of Money and Altered Pages

This week the challenge at Gingersnap Creations is to use the color of money for your country.  Well, since I'm in the US, that means green.  I used Altered Pages collage sheet AP-1855 Beauty in Green for my focal image.  For the outer and inner sentiment, I used a stamp I've had for a long time, but have never found the right place for it.  I thought it fit perfectly with the shopping/money theme.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

GC107 Bags and Tags And Altered Pages

This week the challenge at Gingersnap Creations is bags and tags.  I chose to make a bag out of K and Co patterned paper and to decorate it with an image from Altered Pages.  The image I chose is from AP-1714 Green Collage.

Friday, June 10, 2011

GC106 Packing Materials and Altered Pages

Gingersnap Creations continues their month of shopping and Altered Pages is the sponsor for this challenge, which is to use packaging materials in your artwork.  I used Altered Pages collage sheet #AP-1261, The Height of Fashion and did a packing tape transfer.  This is a very easy type of image transfer, but I had forgotten that it won't work on ink jet prints, only laser copies.  So I had to dig out one of my older Altered Pages sheets since I now order mostly digital images.  So after a few failed attempts with ink jet copies, my laser image transferred beautifully.  To make a packing tape transfer, simply place packing tape over your image and soak it in a bowl of water.  After a few minutes, gently remove the paper from the back by rubbing it with your finger.  Keep adding water as necessary.  Don't rub too hard or you can damage the image.

My card also uses a polished stone background and stamps from Tim Holtz and Blockheads.

Friday, June 3, 2011

GC105 At the Mall and Altered Pages

Altered Pages is sponsoring the Gingersnap Creations challenges this month.  This challenge theme is At the Mall.  Play along for  a chance to win a prize from Altered Pages.  My card uses stamps from I brake for Stamps and Stubby Stampers along with AP collage sheet #477, Ladies Who Lunch.  It's a matchbook style card.  I love how it turned out, but must admit I'm not really a shoe person.  I live in my walking/athletic shoes and would never put on a dress shoe if I didn't have to now and then .

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Asian ATCs

I made these Asian ATCs for a swap.  Some of the items I used I won from Trisha when she offered them up as blog candy on her blog.  The newspaper, red paper and little red flowers were in the goody bag.  It's fun to win so I'll have to offer up some candy myself soon.  The swap is a card swap where we had to use the Queen of Clubs.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

GC100 Red and Gold

I made this ATC for a swap, but it also fits the color challenge over at Gingersnap Creations.  I stamped the flower on acetate, filled it in with glue and sprinkled the red and gold glitters on it.  The edge of the ATC is outlined with gold stickles.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Altered Pages is getting a new website

Altered Pages new website should preview sometime this week.  All of us on the design team are very excited about this and all the new products that will be available once the new site goes live.  Until then, Altered Pages is offering the following sale:

Place a postal order before the old website closes and open the new one opens (same name - improved service),
Receive a FREE magnetic frame kit including all materials and instructions. The Kit makes two frames. One per customer please. (colors will vary)
See them on the homepage,

Friday, April 29, 2011

TSC 12 Spring

Time for another Stampsmith Challenge.  Since it's the second half of the month, you must use at least one Stampsmith stamp, but this challenge was easy since I have the beautiful Botanica sheet from the Stampsmith.  The flowers were stamped on glossy paper with Rocket Red Brilliance ink.  Paper and ribbon are from Papertrey ink and the dies are Spellbinders.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Trio of Tags

I made these tags for a swap with Red Lead.  I like how cheerful and spring-like they turned out.  It does nothing except rain here lately.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

GC95 Typewriters

It's been awhile since I've had time to play along with a Gingersnap Creations challenge.  This one is to use typewriters.  I have this great typewriter stamp by Cherry Pie Art Stamps and decided to use it for the challenge.  The background stamp is Posh and the sentiment Papertrey Ink.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Blog Candy from Crafter's Companion

Crafter's Companion is offering blog candy on their designers' blogs.  This is Holley's candy.  Check out her blog  to learn how to enter.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Blog Candy up for Grabs

To celebrate the launch of an E book that she contributed to, Irene Tan is offering blog candy on her blog Scrapperlicious.  And check out the E book.  I bought one and it has some really great stuff.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

TSC8 Travel

The challenge the second half of February over at the Stampsmith Challenge Blog, is travel.  At least one Stampsmith stamp must be used.  I used the image of the cyclist.  I stamped him on acetate and layered over a base made with glimmer mists sprayed over a stencil.  I think the stencil is really supposed to be a gear, but it looked like a sun to me and then the idea for this card just fell together.  I attached the acetate to the card with photo corners punched out of the same background.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

GC 89 and TSC7

Some people are really skilled at making their creations fit multiple challenges, but this is somewhat unusual for me.  But both Gingersnap Creations and The Stampsmith Challenge have challenges running to make something royal or with kings and queens.  My card uses a stamp from The Stampsmith and some fabulous paper from Graphic 45.  The inverted circle die cut is a Spellbinder's Nestability.  I'm feeling a bit like a queen myself.  My husband gave me the night off last night and took the kids away for a little camp out (indoors).  Otherwise, I probably wouldn't have been able to get this done.  I've been busy helping the kids make their valentine cards for school.

Friday, February 4, 2011

GC86 Coffee Filters

I've been wanting to make some coffee filter flowers like I've seen elsewhere on the net and this challenge from Gingersnap Creations was the perfect incentive.  For my first attempt, I kept things quite simple.  I sprayed a bunch of coffee filters with a variety of inks and then cut them out using various dies.  For this card, I layered up my green flowers, cut with a Spellbinder's die, and held them together with a brad in the center.  Then I used the flower as the focal point of my card.  I made a couple more of this same layout that I plan to share on Stamper's Quest.
Supplies:  card stock (Papertrey Ink), sentiment (See-Dees), patterned paper (Memory Box), lace trim (Prima), Color Wash Sprays (Stamp Zia)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

GC84: Color Challenge - Snow, Pine & Mahogany

Snow, pine and mahogany are three lovely colors that go well together, so I couldn't resist making a card for this challenge at Gingersnap Creations.  I made the background by spraying forest color wash onto watercolor paper and then giving it a tint of gold sparkle with glimmer mist.  The pear stamp (Qwik Art) was then stamped with embossing ink and embossed with white powder.  I then cut out the shape with a nestability dye.  The card base is Papertrey Ink's Scarlet Jewel cardstock and the ribbon is their matching ribbon.  I matted a piece of Prima designer paper onto that, and then attached my focal piece.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Stamp TV STVSKSP7 challenge

This is my first time playing along with a Stamp TV challenge.  This is a sketch challenge that can be seen here.  I used the Gina K set Elegant Flowers and Cosmo Cricket designer paper.  The flowers are colored with Copic markers.  This will be my sister-in-law's birthday card.