Thursday, September 30, 2010

And yet another sympathy card

Here's the other sympathy card I needed.  It's for a man, so I thought distressing and dark flowers (just because it looks naked to me without flowers, lol).


Entered in the following challenges:

Cutie Stampers:  Card for man
Alphabet challenge:  vintage
Sentimental Sundays:  dimension
My Sheri:  masculine projects
Allsorts: Plain and simple
Sunday sketch and stamp: sketch
One Stitch:  anything goes
SSIC:  Christian symbol of peace
Incy Wincy:  anything goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show:  distressed/sanded
Cards for Men:  autumn (dark, autumn colors)
Craft your Passion:  CAS
Caardvarks:  CAS 
Squigglefly:  use your fave embellies (FLOWERS!)
OLLCB:  sentiment as main focus
Creative Card Crew:  flowers
Anything Challenge:  going around in circles
City Crafters:  flowers and frills
Spoonful of Sugar:  spots and stripes
InStyle Stamps:  Inspired by books (straight from the Bible..the most important book you can read as a child or an adult)
Penny's Paper:  circles

With Sympathy

  I haven't posted in a while because I've been busy working on some cards I needed to get finished.  Here's the first one.  Unfortunately, I seem to be needing a lot of these lately.  This sweet digi is from Nana Vic.




Entered in the following challenges:


Easy Craft Challenges:  22 the color purple
Paper Cutz:  stamp or cricut
Crazy4Challenges: C4C56 bling
Sentimental Sundays:  dimension
Sunday Sketch & Stamp:  sketch 
SSIC:  Christian symbols of peace
One Stitch:  Anything goes
Incy Wincy:  anything goes 
Pocketful of Posies: lavender and old lace
Shabby Tea Room:  Pearls and Pastels
Creative Card Crew:  flowers 
City Crafters:  flowers and frills
Cooking It Up With Katie:  enjoy a sparkly yellow digi 
Squigglefly:  use your fave embellies (FLOWERS!) 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Harvest Time

There's not really much to say about this one.  I sponged the backgrounds with Tea Dye.  And I dyed the lace (from Wild Orchid) with tea to soften the bright white color into more of a cream.  Colored with my new Copics (I can't WAIT to place another order for those.  ;)

With flash:

Without Flash:


Fits the following challenges:


Paper Sundaes: Fall colors
Secret Crafter: anything goes
CYDA: Autumn Doodles
Sweet Stampin: stitching
My Sheri Crafts: autumn
Stamptacular: Grid
Cupcake Inspirations: applicious
SSIC: fall colors and/or leaves
Crafty Hos: sketch
Creative Craft World: Autumn colors
PIO: red, yellow, green and brown
Crazy Challenge: Let's Cook It
Priscillastyles:  sketch
Karber Weekly:  Food and Beverages
Creative Card Crew:  Fall
A Spoonful of Sugar:  anything goes
Meljen's Designs:  autumn 
ABC Challenge:  D is for Distressing 
Stamp Something:  digi day
Sarah Hurley:  autumn 
Everybody-Art: autumn 
Stamp and Create:  pearls and gems
Copic Creations:  shading
Tuesday Taggers:  It takes all sorts  and they're sponsored this week by:  

A Sympathy Card

One of the ladies from our church is going thru a rough patch lately.  Her aunt passed away last week and she's going to lose her job at the end of the month because the company she works for is downsizing.  So, I made this card for her and put a verse inside by Helen Steiner Rice, but I forgot to take a pic of the inside.



It fits the following challenges:

Treehouse Thursday Challenge # 067 - Sponged Backgrounds
Etsy Inspired By: This headpiece (Those gorgeous muted earthtones)
Secret Crafter: anything goes
Priscillastyles: sketch 
A Spoonful of Sugar:  anything goes
Fab n' Funky:  quotes 
Aud Sentiments:  Cheer Up 
ABC Challenge:  D is for Distressing  
Stamp Something:  digi day
OLLCB:  Sentiment
Tuesday Taggers:  It takes all sorts  and they're sponsored this week by:  

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Autumn Blessings

Just in case anyone is checking, I haven't gone MIA.  I spent the last week doing my "Fall Spring Cleaning."  Since I applied for a few design teams, I thought I'd get my fall deep clean out of the way, just in case....fingers crossed.  Everyone who knows me thinks I'm odd simply because I love to clean.  I find it therapeutic myself.  Anywho...here's what you've probably come for...

I made this one using the September freebie from The Treehouse that they're giving away for their contest.
ETA:  I just found out that my card won me a GDT spot over at The Treehouse, along with a great prize!  Thank you so much!

The sketch is from Pear Tree Designs.

Also fits the following challenges:

SSIC:  fall colors and/or leaves
Cupcake Inspirations:  applicious
Paper Sundaes:  fall colors
Creative Craft World:  Autumn colors
PIO:  red, yellow, green and brown
AIFactory:  for the boys 
Stamp Something:  digi day
Shelly's Images:  All dressed up (glitter and gems) I won! :D
Glitterbabe:  anything goes 
Alphabet Challenge:  U is for Unused Stash (I haven't used gems in quite some time.  I've been using pearls a lot lately)
Secret Crafter:  anything goes
CYDA:  autumn doodles
My Sheri:  Autumn
Crazy Challenge:  Let's Cook It
Stamp and Create:  Pearls and gems
Karber Weekly:  Food and Beverages
Creative Card Crew:  Fall
A Crafty Little Place:  Brown, Green, Orange
A Spoonful of Sugar:  anything goes
Frosted Designs:  cut your image/pic
Sarah Hurley:  autumn 
Everybody-Art: autumn 
Copic Creations:  shading
Tuesday Taggers:  It takes all sorts  and they're sponsored this week by:  

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Just for You

Another one of Beccy's GORGEOUS digis. I colored her again using both my copics and prismas.


Entered in the following challenges:

EAD:  colors
PIO:  lots of layers
Cowgirl Sunday:  anything goes 

Thanksgiving card

This is a thanksgiving card.  I wish I would have remembered to use my ribbon before I put it all together.


Entered in the following challenges:


Simon Says Stamp:  Holiday Fun
Creative Cottage:  Celebrations
Paper Sundaes:  mixed mediums (copics and prismas)
Allsorts:  fall colors 
Catch the Bug:  sewing notions and fall colors 
Catt's Scratching Post:  following the SSS format
RRR:  flowers
Cowgirl Sunday:  anything goes 
Paperplay:  autumn
Scrapmaster:  colors
Ann's Creative Nook:  Autumn

Distressed Tag

I made a distressed tag for a scrapbook page.  I used actual tea to dye my lace because it seemed to take forever to color it with the Distress Ink the last time. I still used my distress inks on my background paper.  I have an old book of Victorian era ads, so I made a copy of one of the pages and distressed it....though most of it's covered.  I have no idea what I was doing wrong, lol.  I used both my new Copics and my Prisma pencils to color her.


Entered in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp:  Holiday Fun
Creative Inspirations:  fall project 
Paperplay:  autumn
Paper Sundaes:  mixed mediums
Lots to do:  distressed tag 
Allsorts:  fall colors 
Stamptacular:  distress it 
RRR:  flowers
PIO:  lots of layers
Cowgirl Sunday:  anything goes 
Ann's Creative Nook:  Autumn
Catch the Bug:  sewing notions and fall colors
Catt's Scratching Post:  following the SSS format

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Singin' In The Rain

This adorable digi is one that I won from Phindy's Place the other week.  I absolutely love her stamps!  So many cuties :D  I had a difficult time with this color combo, but this is what I came up with..


Entered in the following challenges:

Annabelle Stamps:  colors (yellow and gray)
SSIC:  water
RRR:  Flowers and ribbon
Pear Tree Designs:  animals
Cards For Men: long summer days
Daisy Doodles:  anything goes
Papertake Weekly:  sketch
Stamptacular:  distress it
Spoonful of Sugar:  animals
Fab 'n Funky:  anything goes
Cowgirl Sunday:  anything goes 
Crafty Sentiments:  use a digi 
PIO:  lots of layers
Totally Gorjuss:  Flowers 

Boo-Boo Kitty

This adorable image is from Sliekje's blog.  This is again the same color combo for Annabelle Stamps.  I'm still outside my comfort zone with these colors.  LOL.


Entered into the following challenges:

More candy!

Ying, of Ying & Magnolia is having a birthday candy, and how gorgeous it is!  Hop on over to her blog to find out how to win!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Blog Candy


Aud Sentiments is running a new monthly blog candy for September.  From their website:



For the month of September we are lucky enough to have Really Reasonable Ribbon as our sponsor. They are giving the winner a $15 Gift Certificate.
Here is a little bit about their company...

"Really Reasonable Ribbon has been meeting the ribbon needs of crafters, wedding planners, rubberstampers, scrapbookers and the artistic community for over 10 years. We offer great wholesale pricing on full spools of many of our styles, and really reasonable discount retail pricing on ribbon by the yard. Stop by our blog at reasonableribbon@blogspot.com for great ribbon crafting ideas and inspiration. We host challenges on the 1st and 15th of each month."

Also, Kathy at The Daily Marker is having a candy giveaway too.  From her website:

I am so excited to include some of Penny Black's NEW 2010 releases in this yummy blog candy giveaway. 

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Hello

Entered in the following challenges:

Scrapmasters Paradise:  color challenge  (m)


Cupcake Inspirations:  color combo - I won!  woot!


Crafty Pad: pearls


SSIC:  Metal  (f)

Paperplay:  stitching  (th)

Digistamps4joy:  photo insp (bright bold colors)(tu)

Lexi's Creations:  emboss it (dry embossing using cuttlebug)(9.18)


Papertake Weekly:  Just one (image, sentiment, embossed paper) (tu)


Stampin Royalty:  pearls and rhinestones (W)

Crafty Little Place:  anything goes 


Crafty Hos':  Use school supplies (I used colored pencils)

Get Well Soon

Entered in the following challenges:

Allsorts:  in the garden 


Papertake Weekly:  Just one (image, embossed paper, sanded paper, butterfly) (tu)

Bee Crafty:  anything goes (sa)


Donna's Den of Crafts:  Lots of layers (I forgot to take a pic from the side on this one, but the little bear is attached with pop dots and the little green background is on more pop dots.)

Cowgirl UP:  flowers 

Anything Goes:  Say it with flowers (w)

Sunday Sketch & Stamp:  sketch


Paper Romance:  furry friend(th) 


Scrapmasters Paradise:  colors  (m)

Cupcake Inspirations:  color combo

Ann's Creative Nook:  get well card 

Passion for Promarkers:  teddy bear picnic(tu)


Crafty Little Place:  anything goes 

Crafty Sentiments:  summery (tu)


My time to craft: in the garden 9.18

Lexi's Creations:  emboss it (dry embossing using cuttlebug, then sanded to reveal white core) 9.18

Pocketful of Posies:  things with wings 

Pollycraft: add nature

Daisy Doodles:  digis (m)


Stampin Royalty:  pearls and rhinestones  (w)

Crafty Hos':  Use school supplies (colored pencils and scissors)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Missing You

I'm not really happy with this card.  I just got my first order of Copics in today (yay me!) and I love them, but I'm still learning how to work with 'em.  I hate these flowers.  I usually use ink on them to give dimension, but I thought I'd try the copics.  I used the blender pen to try to blend the dark color outward, to look natural....obviously I didn't do a very good job of it.  LOL.  Here it is anyway.


Also  entered in the following challenges:

Etsy Inspired:  Inspired by this