November 30, 2008

TSSC46 - I Wish No Stamp Card

By the time I finally sat down to create a card for this week's challenge, I was too tired to think. I pulled out the I Wish Simply Scrapbooking Kit and made this card. It is not my best work but I wanted to participate in this week's challenge. Make sure you check out the other players and their creations over at Techno Stamper.
I must admit though, these kits come in real handy for non-stamping cards. After looking at this card several times, deciding if it was worth posting, I decided to post. But, if I remade this card, I would back it onto a Chocolate Chip card base. Let me know what you think?

November 22, 2008

Look What I Did!!!

Have you ever had one of those days where you did something and it left you feeling proud? Well that was me! I feel so innovative and I am quite sure that I am not the first to think of this, but I feel like I am. On one of my many "clean-up my stamp area" moments, I realized that the Spellbinders Nestabilities did not have a home and needed one. While pondering what to do with them, one of them fell and landed on a card with a magnet in it. I noticed the magnetic force when I tried to remove the die to return it to its little holding bin. Then lo and behold, a lightbulb went on! Ding! That is when I realized that I could attach a magnetic sheet to my inner cabinet door and free up the little bin for another item. The hunt was on. I went to my local Office Depot and Staples to see if they carried such an item. The salespeople looked at me strange, as if I was asking for a strange object unheard of to the human race. Anyway, fast forward to today (Saturday). My package arrived and I quickly went to work on making a new home for the Nestabilities. The magnetic sheet was purchased from and adhered to the cabinet with velcro. Yes, its a little crooked but it is okay, because it won't be seen often. I had to cut the sheet because I ordered two feet, which was a little too much. Anyway, I succeeded in cutting the sheet without incident.

November 16, 2008

MJ's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #44

I can't believe it! I completed this card in 38 minutes from start to finish. This one was pretty easy, because all week, I thought about this layout. I love the layout and how this card turned out. The sketch was fairly easy to work with. I didn't have a specific image in mind when I started but after looking at the few stamp sets I own, Morning Soft spoke to me. It was the perfect stamp for this layout. First I stamped the image using Staz-On Jet Black ink, twice on whisper white cardstock, then colored both
flowers using pink pirouette re-inkers and the aqua painter pen. After that I cut out one of the flowers with the leaf and inserted a rhinestone brad in the centerand then attached it to the other image using a stampin dimensionals. This card was finished off with flowers from the flower fusion and the Boho Blossoms punch along with Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon. I hope you like this card as much as I do.
Stamp: Morning Soft
CS: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Staz-On Jet Black
Accessories: Flower Fusion, Boho Blossoms punch, Rhinestone brads, Pink Pirouette & Kiwi Kiss Re-Inkers, aqua painter, Pretty in Pink & Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, CB Swiss Dots folder

November 14, 2008

Happy Birthday

November 14th is one of the best day's of my life. Why you ask? It is the day I welcomed my beautiful daughter into this world. Today she is 17 years old. She is not a baby anymore but she will always be my baby! I made this card specially for Bri using this image from Inky Antics. I am so proud of this card because I used my prisma color pencils and gamasol for the first time! Wow! is all I can say. I know that many of you have moved on to the Copics, but I am enjoying the fact that I can color and not have the brush strokes show up. What a great concept!!! Anyway, the image is stamped using Staz-On Timber Brown. although you can't see it well in the picture, the center of the flower has dazzling diamonds and the balloon has crystal effects on it for some texture. I also used the nestabilities embossing template for this card. I am on a roll. Needless to say, Bri loved her card because it had a little turtle on it.

November 11, 2008

Welcome Christmas

This card was made for a swap I participated in about a month ago. I really love how this card turned out and I am thinking about making fifty of them to send out this Christmas. The card opens just above the sentiment. This card design was a CASE of another card I saw at my upline's house. As I was looking through all the gorgeous swap cards Rose received, this layout just jumped out at me. Alas, this card was born! I hope you like it as much as I do.

Stamps: Snow Burst, Heard from the Heart
CS: Real Red, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Holiday Treasures
Inks: Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Rhinestone Brads, 1/4 " Grosgrain ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" square punch, scallop punch

November 10, 2008

MJ's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenges 42 & 43

I have two cards to share with you. This week's sketch challenge 43 and last week's. Although I had SK42 made, I didn't get a chance to take a picture and upload. I simply ran out of time.
Here is my SK43 submission. Frosted Tulips -- you like? I really like how this card turned out. I flipped the sketch so that the card is vertical versus horizontal. This sketch is so fun and easy to work with. I will be using this sketch for future cards. Here are the details that went into making this card. Stamp: Embrace Life CS: Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Haiku DSP Ink: Staz-on Jet Black Accessories: 2-Way glue pen, Dazzling Diamond, 1/4" Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, miscellaneous brads, double rectangle punch

Although this card did not turn out the way I envisioned it, it has some potential. I used the Score Pal to create double score lines above the strip of DSP and a single score line below the strip. Cardstock used are B. Burgundy, So Saffron. It also uses CB Swiss Dots embossing folder. At the time I created this card, I didn't realize how pale the 1/4" Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon looked. Note to self -- do not use use this color ribbon when re-making this card.