Thursday, October 4, 2012

Master Crafter Entry

Here is my entry for the Master Crafter Challenge.  My daughter's boyfriend is a musician and his 18th birthday is coming up, so I enlarged the guitar on the Rock Star paper and made a template.  Then I covered it with the Rock Star paper.  I used wooden picks and glued the green jewels on the end for the tuners of the strings.  I used Zehetner Smith design angel curls for the strings and used the green jewels to glue those at the top.  I cut small strips of glitter paper to glue the strings down the neck and also used the glitter paper behind the sentiment and for the 18.  For the small pouch, I stamped the kisses using versafine black ink.  I then stamped a small red heart in the middle of each kiss and used metallic rub on paint to define the edges.  I hope you like my project and vote for me!  Thanks for looking!

Here are some more views of my project:

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Paper Issues Tag You're it!

Here is a tag I made for the Paper Issues challenge.  I used cream card stock, embossed with the cuttlebug pumpkins embossing folder.  Then I rubbed metallic rub on over the embossed parts using copper and green.  I cut out 2 sizes of Spellbinders scalloped squares and stamped with Stampin Up! pumpkins and Thanks sentiment with Adirondack Earthtones in Terra Cotta. I colored the leaves on the pumpkin stamp with Stampin' Up! watercolor pencils.   The sentiment and stamp are popped up using Recollections pop up dots.  I finished it off with Darice green and orange ribbon.  Hope you like it.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

MFT guest designer contest entry

I made this card for the MFT guest designer contest.  I used MFT sweetest pumpkin in the patch stamps, DCWV fall stack paper, card stock, paper piecing and Mcgill oak leaf punch.  I love challenges and using sketches makes it more fun!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

April MFT Guest Designer Contest

This is my entry for the April MFT Guest Designer contest.  I made a bunny basket using the Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge.  I embossed the bunny faces with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.  I used white and pink cardstock.  The ribbon with the Easter eggs is from Creative Desing LTD.  The flowers are punched using the Picture Perfect Daisy punch and glitter design paper and lavender cardstock, finished off with a large jewel brad.  The sentiment Have a Sweet Day is from the MFT set Birthday Girl and the Count Your Blessings sentiment is from the Sweetest Pumpkin in the Patch set.  I used purple heart brads for the eyes and adhered things with a glue writing pen, therm-o-web double sided adhesive, and hot glue.

I had a lot of fun making this for the challenge and if I am chosen as guest designer, I will make many wonderful things using MFT products.  I love the creativity of their stamps and would make quality cards and projects with them. 

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Viva Las Vegastamps Design Call submission

This is the card I made for the Design Team call at Viva Las Vegastamps.

 Supplies used:

Viva Las Vegastamps Marilyn Monroe Quote
Stamps of Excellence Inc face stamp
Rubber Stamps of America blank oblong
Hero Arts Scalloped Shadow stamp
DCWV The Four Season Stack patterned paper
Ivory and purple card stock
Stampendous embossing powder Lilac Pastel
Versamark Dazzle Champagne Ink
Stazon black ink
Spellbinders scalloped square die
Recollections pop up dots
Therm-o-web permanent tape runner XL

I stamped the Hero arts scalloped square stamp using versamark ink.  Then I embossed it with the Lilac Pastel embossing powder.  The face stamp was then stamped on the embossed square using black Stazon ink.  I cut it out and bent it slightly.  I cut the Spellbinders scalloped square from purple card stock and adhered the face to it using the Recollections pop dots.  I adhered the patterned paper to the ivory card stock using the therm-o-web tape runner then added the face square to it using the tape runner..  I stamped the blank oblong using the versamark ink again, then embossed it with the Lilac Pastel embossing powder.  Then the quote was stamped on that using black Stazon ink.  I then hand cut it and adhered it to the patterned paper using more pop dots.

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

card for Unity February 2012 Challenge

This blog challenge was to make a card with an alternate color heart(rather than pink or red) and to use Unity Stamps.  I used dark blue cardstock, then added a piece of black tulle with shiny polka dots that my daughter got with her Valentine roses.  The blue heart was punched using Marvy Uchida's large scalloped heart punch.  The paper it was punched from is a paper-kit-of-the-month club paper from Annie's Attic.  I used Unity's itty bitty twinkle twinkle little star and stamped it on light blue cardstock.  I then cut around the stars and adhered them to the heart with pop dots.  I also cut around the sentiment and adhered it with pop dots.  The lace is a garage sale find.  Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

birthday bling challenge from Celebrate the Occasion

For this card, I stamped Stamps Happen inc Rectangular Lace 
frame on gloss paper using versamark ink.  I then brayered over it with Marvy"s DeeGruenig signature series blending blox ink in Shades of sunrise then wiped it with a paper towel.  I cut out the Stampin Up! Birthday Wishes sentiment with Spellbinders large scalloped circle and embossed it.  I put the flowers beneath the scalloped circle(they are from Darice).  The butterflies are punched using a punch that I am not sure who made.  The bling I added around the edges of the inner part of the stamp.  Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

wedding card

I made this wedding card for my nephew and his bride.  I used Spellbinders border die cut from pearlized paper, a 3d rose from that I purchased at a scrapbooking show a couple of years ago.  The stamp is from the wedding ensemble from Just Rite.  I used Spellbinders large scalloped circles for all the circles.  The ribbon is a garage sale find and I edged it with peel off stickers from Flower Soft.  Hope you like it!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Gotcha Day 2012

We adopted our daughter from China 15 years ago.  The day we first held her in our arms is called her Gotcha  Day and we celebrate it every year on January 20th.  I also make a card for her  and here is this year's card.  I made the collage with Picasa showing pictures from China, coming home, becoming a citizen, and growing up.  She is a beautiful young lady now and we love her very much.  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Unity Stamp Co The Big Prize Challenge

I visited Unity Stamps at the convention in Las Vegas in October and purchased my first itty bitty stamps.  They are awesome and here is my first card from that purchase:

This stamp is called  Absolutely Priceless {Simple Stories Itty Bitty} and I got it because my husband and I rode in a hot air balloon on our honeymoon so many years ago.  I used blue cardstock for the card base, making memories travel collection patterned papers, blue rick rack and flowered lace, and copper colored cardstock .  I also used Spellbinders large ovals and large scalloped ovals to cut the image out.  I stamped the balloon with versamark ink and embossed it with Stampendous Stampin Stuff detail black embossing powder.  I really love how it turned out!  Hope you like it!