Here I am again, killing two (or three) birds with one stone. I made this card for Gingersnap Creations Sandpaper Challenge. I used sandpaper to sand the Core'dinations Black Magic paper that I had embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. Hearts in Touch is the vendor sponser for this challenge and I used one of her lovely images for this card. I really like how it turned out. It also follows the Rubberstamp Chat December sketch challenge here. And last, but certainly not least, this will be my mom's birthday card.
Monday, December 14, 2009
challenge this week is to create something with scraps. I made the background for this ATC using the Serendipity technique which is a great one for using up scraps. The scraps are from Christmas card making (yes, still plodding along at this). Then I glued on some spare Artchix images I had leftover from Artchix swaps and added some German scrap to the top. We'll just see what Helga's kitties think of me this week.
Winter Wonderlandchallenge. It's rather mild here today, but it won't last--it's supposed to get bitter cold again by tomorrow. Brrr! Ooops, edited to ad that the prize for this challenge is provided by Hearts in Touch.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Stamper's Quest on line magazine. I made several of these, of various designs, to give to my childrens' teachers and friends and family. This design uses a stamp from Innovative Stamp Creations and is in done in shades of green. It's my entry for Gingersnap Creations monochromatic challenge. It also satisfies the challenge requirements for Helga's (from Artchix studios) blog challenge. Helga is running a series of 9 challenges on her blog and this is #7 and the first I've participated in.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Just post the link (see above) on your blog, yahoo group, bulletin board etc. and download the images from Dec 1 until Christmas. Thanks Lisa!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The original sketch can be found here. This will be my daughter's birthday card. The musician is a Beeswax stamp, the decorative squares are from Posh Impressions and I'm not sure about the sentiment.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I took Gingersnap Creations up on their challenge to create a piece of art with a "cozy home" theme. One lucky winner will receive a variety pack of paper from the Paper Temptress. Here is my ATC, highlighted with rhinestones and in my favorite color-purple. Here is the original post from Gingersnap
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Bombshell rubber stamps is hosting Rubber Stamp Chat's sketch challenge this month and they provided and fun and easy sketch. I don't have any of their stamps, so I used a cute Halloween dog stamp that I just bought from 3rd Coast rubber stamps. Happy Halloween!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Artistic Outpost is two years old this month and to celebrate they are holding a sketch contest. Using their stamps, you need to follow the sketch and make a fall or birthday themed card. Here is my version.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
For this month, Staring Artistamps is hosting the RSC sketch contest. I don't have many starving artistamps stamps, so I didn't use them for my card. The birds are clear stamps from Basic Grey and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. My daughter will be using this card for her friend's birthday party.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
This is the card I made...it's also my brother's birthday card. Tree stamp is by Flourishes and sentiment by Papertrey Ink. Paper from PTI as well.
Monday, July 27, 2009
And they're giving away 4 sets for Free! Check out their blog. The new sets are: Into the Woods and Prehistoric. One sheet of images and one sheet of phrases for each set.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Innovative Stamp Creations is hosting the July RSC sketch contest and this is the card I made for it. All stamps are ISC. This card is also for a swap I've entered--the theme is to make a card in green, orange and purple. This is the sketch I worked from.
Friday, April 24, 2009
I made this card for the Rubber Stamp April Sketch challenge. The sponser this month is Viva Las Vegastamps. Stamp credits include item # 2272 paisley frog and 2275 demure frog, both from the Frog plate, #646. The saying is #9980 from plate #359.
I stamped the frogs on white cardstock and colored with prismacolor markers and odorless mineral spirits. The paisley frog was matted onto green cardstock and the demure frog was placed on a purple square of cardstock. "Promise me anything..." was also stamped on white cardstock and matted on green. All images were then adhered to a yellow card per the sketch. For a final touch, I used a glue dot to affix a purple bow to the corner of the sentiment.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Papertrey Ink is celebrating their 2nd year Anniversary and they're having lots of contests and giveaways. I decided to participate in this sketch challenge and created a card using the stamp sets Out on a limb and Out on a limb sentiments along with papertrey paper.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Lisa Vollrath at 10-2 studios is running another countdown, offering free images for Valentine's day. To get these images, you just need to provide a link on your blog, on a yahoo group, message board etc. Check it out.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
It's been a while since I last posted. Been busy with the holidays, kids home from school--in fact I have 2 home sick today, and other things. But I am taking a couple classes from Artists of the Round Table yahoo group--an ATC workshop and a fabric art workshop. I thought I would post a few of the projects I've made for them.