Friday, October 31, 2008

Blog Candy!!!

Check out the awesome blog candy on this site! I have never used Shimmerz, but they sure look like fun. Go check it out!

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge

I enjoy participating in the different sketch challenges I am finding while spending WAY too much time checking out blogs. I have been intending to try the Mojo Monday sketch for a while and just have not found the time until now. You can find all the info here.

I still had all the papers on my desk from the SCS Sketch Challenge SC199… so rather than clean up my mess, I decided to use the same papers (Melissa Frances) for this sketch as well. The piece with the ribbon is actually part of the packaging… but I really liked it, so I cut it out and used it as my main element. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Season Of Giving

It is time I started working on some Christmas cards and I thought the sketch on Amy's blog would be a great place to start. Check out her blog, she has some great inspiration and her own line of stamps.

Here is what I used:
Black and Dark Green cardstock - Bazill
Lt Green cardstock - unknown
Burgundy paper - Colorbok (Burgundy Crackle, Flavia)
Stripe paper - unknown
Black Silk ribbon - Michaels
Rub On sentiment - Discontinued

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Another sketch challenge over on SCS. The challenge theme for this week is pink and we can donate our cards to Chemo Angels through SCS. Sounded like a great cause to me, read more about it here.

I found these Melissa Frances papers and matching quotes at our LSS and just loved the humor... and they do say laughter is one of the best medicines.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Thank You Card

I created this card for the sketch on Amy's blog, Prairie Paper & Ink

The Stamp is from Hero Arts, I stamped it 3 times in black ink. On the first image I traced over the swirls with a black gel pen (kind of gives it an embossed look). The next image, I colored the green and yellow cut it out and adhered to the first layer. The third image I colored the flower pink and highlighted with a sparkly gel pen then cut it out and used a pop dot to add it to the other layers.

The pink and green papers are scraps I had in my stash, so not sure who the manufacturer is. Here is the sketch from Amy's blog.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Note Card Set In A Pizza Box

I have been checking out all the cute pizza box creations over on Split Coast and thought I would give it a try myself. I found the template for the pizza box on Mary Fish’s blog and decided to fill my Pizza Box with a set of note cards for my mom. The finished size of the pizza box is 4 x 4, so I made my note cards 3.75 x 3.75. I also wanted to include coordinating envelopes; however I could not find an envelope template for my odd sized note cards… so I made my own. It was really quite easy. I made sure each envelope could be made from a 6x6 sheet of paper so that I could get 4 envelopes from a 12 x12 sheet. I decided my note cards would have my mom’s initial on them, so I used the DIY Monogram Stamper Kit from JustRite Stamps. I stamped the monogram in brown ink to coordinate with my papers. I wanted the top of my pizza box to have a round stamp to coordinate with the round monogram stamp on the note cards. I found some cute round stamps somewhere online (I don’t remember where now) that had various themes… Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas, etc… but none that said what I wanted and they were a bit smaller than I wanted as well, so I decided to create my own. The finished size is 2.5 x 2.5 inches (although you can resize it), the font is Scriptina and I printed it in brown ink to coordinate with everything else. It is die cut with Quikutz cookie cutter scallop dies, then I used the coluzzle for the pink and blue circles. I really wanted to add some bling or pop dots to my note cards, however that would have made them too bulky to fit into my pizza box (I have 12 note cards and 12 envelopes in there), so I decided to add some glitz using my clear star Gelly Roll pen. If you look closely at the note cards you can see the sparkle around the flowers. Now this seemed like a really good idea on the first note card… however, by about the fifth card I was questioning this decision. Of course at this point I was committed so I did finish adding the glitz to all of the note cards. Overall, I think the set turned out okay.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Another Split Coast Sketch Challenge

Split Coast Sketch Challenge.... I have been making a lot of birthday cards lately... seem most of my family has birthdays this time of year. Papers are by ScrapWorks, sentiment is an old Rub-on I had in my stash, and the bling is from a bling kit I purchased at CKU in Houston.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Birthday Card

I came across this paper pack that I had purchased about 2 years ago and decided that it was time to do something with it. I made this card using the Friday sketch I found here. The photo on the right is the inside of the card. The Ribbon and all DP is Creative Imaginations. Rhinestones are Heidi Swapp and stamp is Imaginisce.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

More Halloween Cards

Two more cards for the sketch challenges over on Splitcoast. I bought one of the stacks by DCWV, so I have a lot of this Halloween paper to use up. The orange is Bazill cardstock.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Halloween

Another sketch challenge, this one is for SC197.
I used DCWV papers. The bat is Heidi Grace raised accents. The gems I found in the dollar spot at Michaels; they were originally clear but not very sparkly, so I colored them with a black sharpie. Ribbon is one of those inexpensive spools from Jo-Anns. Thanks for looking.