Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Hi all!  I woke up very early one day and decided to make this little card and have been saving it all month to show you.  I hope you have a fun filled Halloween.


Stamps: The More the Merrier
Paper: White, Basic Black, Only Orange, Green Galore, Lovely Lilac
Ink: Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Orange Ribbon, Green and Orange Swirl Ribbon-Offray, Scallop Edge Punch-Stampin' Up!, Moon and Star Edge Punch- EK Success

Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Fun #55

Sorry this is so late in the day.  I don't know where the morning escaped to.  First off I would like you to join me in saying hello to our newest Friday Fun Chick Christi Snow.  You can visit her blog to see her amazing work at: 

This week our challenge was to make a card using BROWN, ORANGE, PURPLE and GREEN.  To make it a step harder it was NOT to be a Halloween card.  I think I pulled it off quite nicely.  And look, no embellishments and limited layering!  I am SOOOOO proud of myself. 


Stamps:  Warmest Regards- Stampin' Up!, Monkeys Celebrating-Inky Antics
Paper: Cottage Wall, White, Rich Razzelberry, Kraft, Old Olive
Ink: AMuse Black, Copic Markers

Please visit all the Friday Fun Chicks to see their creations.  If you wish to play along please put a link to your card in the comment section so we can all see it!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Fun #54

This week our challenge is to think outside the box, or more actually about a box.  We had to make a box instead of a card.  I used the Tutorial found on SplitCoastStampers for a Box in a Bag.  I just got my latest order from Inky Impressions and had planned to make a little gift for a friend of mine this month, so this project all come together nicely.

Aren't these the cutest socks?  I got them at BJ's for myself a while back and went back and bought more as gifties because I LOVE them so much.  I think it is a simple and cute way to show support, and I love wearing cute socks.  My twins will actually pick out my socks for me in the morning, and if any of these are in there that's what they will pick.  

 This is the cute little package I made for them.  They fit perfectly and I will probably go add some pink candy before delivering the package.

There she is, my cute little Lili packaging up the socks.  Normally I would say that the pinks do not all match and would shy away from combining them, but when it comes to Pink Ribbon projects anything goes.  Let's get a closer look at the details on Lili.

I highlighted her headband and buttons and the ribbon with the stardust gel pen.  You can see all the great details in these stamps.  It makes them absolutely adorable and it also means that it takes a while to color, but that's ok.  They are just too cute.


Stamps: Lili's Awareness Ribbon-Inky Impressions
Paper: White, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette Designer Series Paper
Ink: AMuse Black, Copic Markers, Stardust Gel Pen
Accessories: White Large Brads-Making Memories, Pink Polka Dot Ribbon Wide and Narrow-Offray

Please visit the other Friday Fun Chicks:

If you would like to play along with us please use Keyword FFC54 and add a link to the comment section here so we can all see what you did.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Fun Challenge #53

This week Kim gave us a fabulous sketch to create.

Four of the Friday Fun Chicks were planning to get together this weekend but we were unable to pull it off, this card is for them. 

If you want to play along add the keyword FFC53 if you upload to a gallery and add a link here in the comment section.  We would love for you to join the fun.  Be sure to check out the other Friday Fun Chick's Blogs listed to the right.

Stamps:  A Year of Leaves-GinaK
Paper:  White, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry,
Ink: Momento Rich Cocoa, Copic Markers
Accessories:  Brown Polka Dot Ribbon (reversed)-Offray, Copic ABS, Eternity Template-The Crafter's Workshop

ETA:  Please forgive me for not going into detail about how I made the card last night, it was late and I was wrestling a migraine.   I colored the leaf with my Copics on Sunday when I colored the leaves for my last card, then I cut it out last night.  I pulled out my Copic Airbrush System (ABS) to color the sentiment panel because it looked weird being the only white on the card.  Since I already had the ABS pulled out and I didn't have any good fall decorative paper (actually NO fall paper)  I decided to pull out one of these templates I bought and have not used yet.  I airbrushed a few different colors of marker over the template and layered it on my card.  The ribbon I used is actually polka dotted, but the great thing about printed ribbon is that the back is solid, so I just flipped it over. 

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Crazy 4 Thanksgiving

I got to sneak in a card this afternoon while hubby is away.  The Fort Meade ladies had issued a challenge to do the shaving cream technique and the Crazy 4 Challenges this week was to make a Thanksgiving card in honor of Thanksgiving in Canada this weekend, plus I just got an order from GinaK on Friday, so I HAD to play.

These are the reinkers I used to make my background:

I had fun making the background paper with the shaving cream technique.  I made 12 quarter sheets and since I don't have any autumnal colored dsp don't be surprised if you see them used quite a bit the next couple of weeks.  


Stamps:  Holidays and Wishes-Stampin' Up!, A Year of Leaves- GinaK
Paper:  White, Ruby Red, Chocolate-Pure Lux by GinaK
Ink:  Momento Rich Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Copics
Accessories:  Shaving Cream, Modern Label Punch, Dew Drops, Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon  
Technique:  Shaving Cream

Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday Fun #52

Sorry this is a bit late in the day.  It has been one of THOSE days.  I do have 2 cards to share with you to make up for it.
One of our Favorite Friday Fun Girls has a birthday this weekend (JIMMI)!  Make a birthday card, but don't use traditional birthday stamps (no cupcakes, cake, Happy Birthday sentiments.)


Stamps:  Cheers to You
Paper: Only Orange, YoYo Yellow, White, Lime Rickey-BasicGrey
Ink:  AMuse Black, Copic Markers, Clear Glaze Gel Pen
Accessories:  Orange Ribbon


Stamps: Love Bug
Paper:  So Saffron, Certain Celery, White, Certain Celery DSP
Ink:  AMuse Black, Copic Markers
Accessories:  So Saffron Ribbon, Buttons, SC249

The second card is more for a child, but it still fit the challenge so I included it.  Happy Birthday Jimmi. 

If you would like to play along please provide us with a link to your creation. Please be sure to visit the other Friday Fun Girls' blogs and be sure to leave Birthday wishes for Jimmi!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Under the Wire

I was able to sneak in 2 more cards tonight for the World Card Making Day Challenges.  I got the last one uploaded to Splitcoast at 11:59 pm after having to reboot my computer and fighting with my photo editing software.  Phew!

The first card is for the challenge presented by My Favorite Things to use the colors Pink and Black and to add some bling to your card. I wasn't able to get my computer and my printer to play nice so I could print the free digi stamp from MFT, so I used a very similar stamp by Elzybell instead. 


Stamps: Hugs-Elzybell
Paper:  Pixie Pink, Basic Black, White
Ink: Amuse Black
Accessories: Chrystals, Black and Pink Ribbon-Offray, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder

My second card is a quickie I did for the GinaK Color Challenge.  She wanted us to use Chocolate, Pumpkin and Vanilla. 

Stamps: Always-Stampin' Up!
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip DSP

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:Orange Ribbon-Offray, Linen Thread, Brown Buttons, Make up wedge for sponging.

I hope to do the sketch challenges that were posted at some point this week.  I had a lot of fun this weekend.  Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this weekend possible.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

More WCMD Cards

I am having fun stamping the day away and thought I would show you a couple more cards for today's challenges.

This card is for Stamping Bella's WCMD Challenge:
Challenging you to show me what you and your girlfriends do to have some fun! For an extra bit of flair, throw in some some 1980's-ish colors and/or DP!

I love to get together with my friends to stamp. You can often find the Team Fort Meade girls having a mini SBS. The pink and gray are my 80's color combo and if you look at the dp it has some big pearly paisleys in the background. I can see that as wall paper in the dining room of any one of my relatives homes.

Stamps: Stamping Bella
Paper: Going Gray, Pretty in Pink, White, DCWV Old World DP
Ink: AMuse Black, Copics
Accessories: Gray Ribbon-Offray, Adhesive Gems-EK Success


This card is for the WCMD09D sketch challenge. There were 3 guidelines:
- Make a thank you card
- with CHOCOLATE or other browns and
- using Beate's sketch
I would like to say Thank you to  our lovely hostesses for this challenge.  What do you think, could this be the three of them in about 30 years?

Stamps: Hitting the Town-Inky Antics
Ink: AMuse Black, Copics
Paper: White, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Bella Rosa
Accessories: Pink Ribbon-Offray, Ghost Flower

Happy World Card Making Day

I am playing along today with some of the challenges over at SplitCoastStampers to celebrate World Card Making Day.  This card is for the Unity Stamp Company's Challenge to make a card featuring a quote.


Stamps: Quotes to Live By-SU!
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip DSP, Creamy Caramel
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Felt Flowers, Rhinestone brad, Chocolate Chip Wide Ribbon 

Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday Fun 51 Think Pink

Kim is the hostess for our October challenges.  Our first challenge is to make a pink card in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Pink has to be the main color.  This was a hard one for me....NOT. 

I fell in love with this stamp from Inky Antics as soon as I saw it.  My stamping buddies had taken me out to lunch for my Birthday in spring and bought me a tiara.  I forgot that I had the tiara on and stopped to get gas in the minivan on the way home, that must have turned a few heads.  Then when I got home my girls were about to fight over the tiara so I told them it was mine and put it on.  I forgot that I was wearing it again, and after bed time caught a reflection of myself as I was vacuuming and STILL wearing the tiara.

Since this card is for Breast Cancer Awareness Month I want something catchy to put as the inside greeting.  How is "Give Yourself the Royal Treatment, Feel Your Boobies." 

If you want to play along please use Keyword FFC51 and provide a link in the comment section here.  Don't forget to check out the other Friday Fun Chicks creations. 


Stamps: Cinderella-Inky Antics
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Rose Red DSP-Stampin' Up!, White, Perhaps-BasicGrey
Ink: AMuse Black, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gel Pen, Pink Glitter Gel Pen
Accessories:  Mini Rhinestones, Pink Ribbon-Offray