Saturday, February 13, 2010

And it's almost Valentine's Day!

I used the sketch from Paper Sundaes for this card. The image is from Wink, Wink, Ink. Of course, since this is a Valentines' card, it is for a bunch of challenges!
So here goes:
Simon Says -What's Love Got to Do With It
Cute Card Thursday - In the Name of Love
Stampin for the Weekend - Love is in the Air
Double Dutch- Be My Valentine
Everybody Art - Valentine
Pixie Dust - Red/Pink/ black
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - digi coloring
Crazy4 Challenges - Red
Creative Card Crew - Valentines
The Pink Elephant - Mushy Gushy Valentine
Lili of the Valley - Valentines
Stamptacular Sunday -Love is in the Air
Little Paper Shop - Red, Black, white
Incy Wincy - Pink/red and black
Crafty Cardmakers - Digital Delights
Stamp with Fun - Hearts
Die Cuts R Us - Love
Creative Inspirations - Leftovers
Delightful Sketches - Love
Die Cut Dreams - Have a Heart

Cardathon at PCP

I just participated in a cardathon at Phindy's Place on PCP. I've never done anything like this before, but it was so much fun! We were told what size our image needed to be and given a list of ingredients to get together. But the fun part is, you don't see the sketch until you are finished, so you get a nice surprise at the end. I love how my card turned out! The image is Sooo Good from Phindy's Place. The paper is BG, from the Nook and Pantry Line, which you can get from The Beary Scrap (along with all kinds of wonderful goodies!) I chose the colors for the challenge at Colour Create - red, pink, white and brown. Now lucky for me, these are colors that I love together anyhow, so it was right up my alley.

Let's Go!

Sir Stampalot is sponsoring the One-Off Challenge and blog hop going on with awesome prizes. The challenge is to make a project with the theme "Moving" - and I thought that this great digi of Rosie the Elephant, from Karen's Doodles would be a great way to show moving. I colored her with Copics and used the sketch from Sketch Saturday. My DP from CTMH has both spots and stripes, so it's perfect for Lexi's challenge and Kaboodle Doodle.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Be a Little Ripper

I used my stamp, Holly for the challenge this week at Kraftin Kimmie, which was to be a little ripper. I love to distress on my cards, but I have to admit, usually I use a distressing tool on the edges and forget about plain old tearing. I made a forest backdrop of trees and rocks from ripped Core'dination papers. I also tried my hand at feather blending for the Copic Creations challenge - and chose the colors R29, RV23, and B21 (I didn't have B12) for the challenge at Copics Colours.

What's Your Cup of Tea

Flourishes wants to know what is your favorite cup of tea - or your favorite drink - and then make a card that expresses that. I am totally addicted to Diet Caffeine Free Cheerwine - but have not been able to find it for the past several weeks. I'm hoping it shows up on my grocer's shelves soon!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

JustRite Calendar Challenge

I have been having fun with the JustRite Inspiration Challenges, and this week was for a calendar. The challenge at Gingersnaps was to use numbers. I decided to make a large interchangeable calendar for my scrap room. I started out with foam core board and covered it in fabric. I made the dates for the calendar as push pins, so they can be rearranged for each month or year. The month is also attached with pushpins, so it can be changed as well. For my lettering, I used the JustRite Times New Roman 95 point. I also stamped the decorative circles around my dates, and days of the week using designs from the Damask Borders monogram kit, and the Curlz Monogram kit. Each "blossom" for the dates, were cut using Spellbinders and a scallop circle punch, and were layered with dimensionals to give some height. The numbers were cut out using Quickutz Sopisticate.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I am so thrilled to be on the DT for Beary Scrap!

Woo hoo! I was asked today to be on the Design Team for The Beary Scrap. This is a fantastic brick and mortar scrapbook store located in Shavertown, Pennsylvania, but lucky for us, they have a fantastic web store as well. Kimm caries all of my favorite products - Spellbinders, Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket, Bazzil, Kraftin Kimmie stamps, copics, Tim Holtz distress inks... and the list goes on and on! And you have to check out her amazing Tear Bears - oh my! She even sells acrylic templates for these little beauties, so you can try your hand.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Check yes or no

Peachy Keen is having a vintage challenge - to use vintage items or vintage inspired images. I knew that this Red Wagon stamp set from Pink Persimmon would be perfect. I remember learning to read with the See Dick and Jane books, and this looks just like that! I also used some DP of vintage Valentines. I colored the image with copics, and added some vintage mother of pearl buttons. I used the sketch from Sketch and Stash.

Spring Cleaning

I love this new digi from the Greeting Farm by Marina Neira (acutally, I love all of Marina's images, both for TGF and for Motivet). I colored Maggie using my copics and heat embossed the flourished behind her. This card if for the Gingersnap Creations challenge to use embossing powder and for the color challenge at One Stop Crafts to use apple green, chocolate and clotted cream.