Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Skipping Stones Tuesday Sketch

I hope your playing along with the sketches over at Skipping Stones Design. Kim Teasdale has done an amazing job this month coming up with some great sketches. This week is no different. The sketch is this...

And here is my card...

This is one of my new favorite sets of stamps, then again I think I say that with any of the stamps that Heather designs at Skipping Stones Design. I used the You Know Your Getting Old When set. The paper is all from my scrap bin but the paisley stuff is from Hobby Lobby. It was one of those I must have papers. Of course I had to put a little bling on here as well. I inked the edges of the image with Vintage Photo by Tim Holtz.

This card went to a friend of mine on her 50th birthday. She has an amazing sense of humor and I knew she had to have it.

Stop back next week for deets on the Blog Hop and I may just have a little Blog Candy to give away.

Stamp Kissing

Heather has been busy posting a few instructional videos over on her site at Skipping Stones. One that I love is Stamp Kissing. I recently got this newly released set to give this technique a try. I haven't had a chance to sit down and play yet but I can't wait to. Here is Heather's video for all of you wondering what Stamp Kissing is.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday

It's Tuesday which means Sketch day over at Skipping Stones Design. Hope you all are having fun participating in their sketches. Here is todays sketch:

My card is made using the coffee stamp set from Skipping Stones Design. I also used some of the dot paper from Bo-Bunny, Coffee paper from Flair Designs and the dark brown is some shimmer paper from Cuttlebug. The word coffee is cut from From The Kitchen cartridge on the Cricut. I also inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink from Tim Holtz.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Skipping Stones Design Tuesday Sketch

It's that time of the week again...Skipping Stones Design has their Tuesday sketch out. Head on over and check it out. Below is the sketch as well as my card.

My card is made from the Margarita Birthday set that I love so much. My paper is from K & Co. It's their Halloween Whimsy paper from last year and the purple is from a shiny stack I got at Wal-Mart awhile ago. The flowers are by Petaloo. I inked the edges a bit with Tattered Shutter Distress Ink from Tim Holtz. Also dipped my blending pen into the ink and inked a bit of the margarita glass.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Skipping Stones Design Tuesday Sketch

Head over to Skipping Stones Design for today's Tuesday Sketch. Here is the sketch

And my card:

I used the Funny Bra's Volume #1 stamp set from Skipping Stones Design, I also used Rusty Pickle's Pirate Princess paper that I have coming out my ears because I've bought about a 1/2 ton of it and can't bring myself to use it. I crystal effects my dots over the image on the patterned paper and used some pink and pearl bling on the ribbon. I also stickled the lace on the bra.

Also so BIG NEWS over at Skipping Stones....Today only they are having a 25% off sale. The coupon code for the sale tomorrow is 25off (no space). Customers will need to enter this code at checkout.
They are also offering FREE shipping on all orders over $30 including international.

Great deals....get on over there and get yourself some of these adorable stamps!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Skipping Stones Designs Announcements

Skipping Stones Designs is doing a call for Design Team members. Check out the link HERE to see what you need to do to apply. They are also doing a call for Sketch Artists so if you have the gift of making sketches, check out the link HERE to see how you can apply for that as well. Always looking for more talent to join our team.

And don't forget Sketch Tuesday. Lots of good stuff coming your way!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

New Moon Experience

The challenge over at Twilight Tuesday this week was to scrap your New Moon Experience. Since I made my cousins take pictures with me that night for the soul purpose of scrappin' them, I thought this was as good of a time as any. Since the movie poster for the movie was all in sepia tones and kind of woodsy (see picture below) I went with that theme.

There were a lot of 1st on this page for me but I had this image in my head that I had been toying with and it ment using a bunch of different methods to accomplish it. I started with some Bo-Bunny dot paper, I used the suede side and sponge inked some of the edges and corners in Vintage Photo distress ink from Tim Holtz. Then I used the swirl from Fictionally Speaking set from Artful Inkables to stamp the paper (EEK!!! That was a 1st). Then I wanted the moon on the paper but sort of subbtle so I didn't want to use paper. There again I inked around where the moon was going to be and then used some Glimmer Mist in Daffodil in the inside of the moon (EEK!!! Another 1st). I love how that turned out!
My trees were all cut from Doodlecharms in various different sizes and papers, some bo-bunny dot paper and some shimmer cuttlebug paper. Then I pop dotted a few.

This is by far one of my most favorite layouts. Here are some close ups that are a little blurry but you get the idea of the techniques I used.

I also distressed the matting on all the pictures and inked the distressing. (EEK!!! Another 1st!)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Skipping Stones Design sketch challange

Skipping Stones Design has a sketch challenge so make sure you rush over there and get going on the sketch. Here is the sketch:

And my card: Made with the Skipping Stones Design Hula Girl birthday stamp set. I used some Lime Rickey paper from the Basic Grey stack, distress inked the edges, threw some bling on there and crystal effect's on the palm leaves. I used the gold paper as sort of a sun image.

While creating this card I thought how much this palm tree on blue paper reminded me of the visual I got while reading Breaking Dawn of Isle Esme so, I created it blue too. Used the Lime Rickey paper again, also used the Fictionally Inspired stamp set from Artful Inkables. Same effects as the green card, bling, crystal effects, shimmer gold moon, inked the edges, etc.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Cards galore

Because Debbie made my shirt in the previous post, we traded, my shirt for some cards. I thought it was a pretty good trade. While I had a few days off this holiday weekend I threw a few cards together. (I also made doubles of these to give to Skipping Stones Designs as part of their design team).

1st card is done with my set from Skipping Stones Design called Funny Bras Set #1 (yes, there are 3 sets of bras, all great!). The blueish paper is I think by Bo-Bunny. It was a halloween paper. The black circle stuff was in my stash of scraps. I used some black ribbon, bling and stickles and sponged the edges of the image with some Tim Holtz Distressed Ink.

Card #2: All my paper is from Altered Art on this card, not sure what the line is though. It was recently purchased however so I'm sure if you head down there she'll still have some. The images is matted on Bo Bunny's dots cardstock that I love so much. I cuttlebuged the yellow batting and sanded it with a nail file. I stickled the flames and glossy accented the frosting on the donut. Yum! The stamp set is from Skipping Stones Designs and is called Donut Birthday (I think). This one isn't on her website yet.

Card #3: This card is made with some coffee paper from Flair Designs, a little bit of pearl bling and the mug is sponged with Distress Inks. The inside says "Hope your birthday is good to the last drop". This set is also from Skipping Stones Designs but also not on her site yet.

Card #4: Also made with the coffee set from Skipping Stones Designs, the paper is from Hobby Lobby. I feel in love with it! The ribbon is from a ribbon swap I was in and the flower is by Petaloo and the matting paper was from my scrap stash. Sponged in Distress Inks. I love that technique.

Card #5: This is made with Margarita Birthday stamp set from Skipping Stones Design. Yes, I know, this is wine, but it's also on this set. The ring however, is from the coffee set. Those are done in Versa Mark ink, the glass is covered in glossy accents and matted on the dot card stock from Bo Bunny.

New Moon shirt

Kathy at Altered Art told me about Tessa having some cool shirts made for her kids. She went and visited the cool people on the Dis Boards who will design a logo for a shirt for you to print as an iron on and put on a shirt. After seeing the ones she did with the Twilight theme, I had to have a Team Edward for the opening night of New Moon. My friend Debbie who owns Ponderosa Sportswear screen printed the image on my shirt for me. How cool is this?

Fangs or Fur?

Because my obsession has been with Edward, I thought it was time to give Jacob a little love as well. This is a bookmark card, the bookmark is perforated for the recipient to remove and use. I found this paper at Hobby Lobby and thought it was perfect! The stamps are from the set I got at barnes & noble. They have gotten lots of use. The stamp on the inside of the card that says Imprinted is from my new set fro Artful Inkables called Fictionally Inspired. Love them!

(Not sure why this came out an odd shade of brown, it's the same as what's above.)

Friday, November 13, 2009

I've been bitten.....and I like it!

I have always been one of those people who doesn't do things because everyone else is doing it. Because of this I didn't get on the Twilight craze when everyone else did. I watched the 1st movie, thought it was a little corny and swore I would never read the books. Thanks to a few girlfriends persuasion, I envoked an a whirlwind journey with Bella and Edward and have falled head over heals in love with the Twilight Saga! "Forget the prince on the white horse, give me a vampire in a Volvo!"

The following are my Twilight inspired cards.

This image is from The Greeting Farm and is called Edward. I used some distress inks on the edges of Edward and the patterned paper with the sponging technique. Also used stickles on Edward to make him sparkle because we all know, Real Men Sparkle! Embelished with a Prima and a little bling. I pulled the paper from my scrap box so I'm not sure where that came from but I know it was graduation paper that I got at Altered Art in 2008.

The next card is made from my newest stamp set purchased at Barns & Noble. Again, no clue on the paper, distress inks on the edges of Edward. Bling and Ribbon from Michael's. The Apple was cut from Doodlecharms and the paper is Bo-Bunny's dot paper.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Coffee and a book (mark)

Here is the cute little bookmark card I made for a swap. I used the coffee stamp set from Skipping Stones Designs. I used the versa mark frost for the cups and the saying on the bazzill cardstock in artesian blue and the book mark itself is from the Bo-Bunny dot collection. I colored the poor little coffee lady with watercolor pencils and used some diamond stickles on her robe. Added a little prima in the corner with some bling and there ya have it. The book mark is held to the card with magnets.

Precious Little Prayers

I made this card for my friends daughter who has Leukemia. I thought the digi stamp looked a lot like her. She's such a fighter!

On the card the digi stamp is from Mo's digital pencil. The paper is some pink glittered paper called Princess Pixie Dust from the Princess Disney collection by EK Success. The card base is Bazzill Bling's Pink Cadillac. Had to put a little bling on the card as well. The digi stamp is colored with watercolor pencils.

A Sweet Thanks

I used the new donuts set from Skipping Stones Designs for this card. I used some brown sprinkle looking paper from my scrap stash, colored with water color pencils and stickled the sprinkles on the donut. The ribbon is from the $1.00 bins at Target and the blue paper is bazzill cardstock artesian pool color.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Bread recipe

I did this card for a swap I joined. The paper is by Die Cuts With A View and the cut is from the new From Your Kitchen cricut cart. I used diamond stickles to make it look like the glitter on the paper. Also used some ribbon from my stash. The blue paper the cut is out of is Bazzil.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

This is Halloween

Well Halloween is my FAVORITE time of year, hands down! I joined, or rather was roped into a halloween card swap by my bestie who was the host. Here is my submission:

Stamped image is from MTF stamps, the paper I got at Altered Art but forgot the name or who it's by, the cree goo is the Martha punch with green glitter paper from Walmart (don't ever buy this, it doesn't stick to things well) some purple ribbon from my stash and the flowers were also purchased from Altered Art a long time ago. My images were colored with watercolor pencils and then stickled with regular and distressed stickles. I even roughed up the edges with a nail file.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Someone is getting married!

And big shocker it's not me! A friend of mine got engaged this week and I thought I would make her a cute little congrats card. I used an image from MTF stamps (I think it's called Spa Day) and added a little bling to look like an engagement ring. Everything I used was again from my stash so no clue where it came from.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cards, cards and more cards

This weekend was the annual Rushmore Retreat put on by the ladies at Scrappin' Ladies outta Pierre. I got a lot accomplished but it never seams like I got enough accomplished. I got 5 layouts and 3 cards complete. I'll post the layouts later but here are the cards.

1. Margarita card made with some paper I found on clearance who knows how long ago, I bought like 8 sheets for some crazy reason. I used a stamp set from Made by Me/Skipping Stones Designs which I love (I think you can also buy these at Altered Art). I used some Glossy Accents on the glass and some stickles for the margarita salt. I used some green Bo-Bunny dot paper. On the inside I used a little bling as well.

2. I combined the new coffee set from Made by Me/Skipping Stone Designs with the drinks set on this card. I used some maroon dot paper I purchased at Altered Art and some versa mark ink for the drink rings. I also glossy accented my glass. It's very simple but I love how it turned out. The inside of the card says "Like a fine wine we get better with age...or rather, we feel better about our age with lots of wine! Cheers!"

3. I also made the card using the new coffee stamp set from Made by Me/Skipping Stone Designs. The paper is Flair Designs with some card stock in brown and white. I used watercolor pencils to color, added a little glossy accents so the coffee looked wet.
4. Last but not least, I made this card using some of Bo-bunny's red dot paper and the new stamp set called Party Girl from MTF stamps. I stickled her outfit and glossy accented her martini glass. The flower is by Prima and the red "ribbon" is Stampin' Up.

Thanks for lookin!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

3D stars

I found a tutorial on how to make 3D stars so I thought I would give it a shot on a birthday card for a friend of mine. I love how it turned out! The only paper that I know on this card is the blue and white polka dots, it's from Close To My Heart. I think the bandanna paper was some stuff I had gotten at hobby lobby a long time ago. Again, scraps on this card as well. I used a snap from Making Memories and some leather I had in my stash for the hangy parts. I inked everything as well.