Friday, February 24, 2012

SNSSDC - Tent Card

We have a new challenge for you this week at the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge. I must say...this is a fun one. This time around we challenge you to make a Tent Card using a digi image. HERE is the splitcoast tutorial on how to make them. Gotta say, I don't think I have ever made one of these, but I LOVE the way it turned out. I think what I like the most, is it is easy for the receiver to display your homemade creation. For my card, I used the Chef Cocoa digi from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I colored in the image with watercolor crayons, and fussy cut it out. For the base, I used white CS, and layered the kitchen themed PP onto that. The PP on the front has various spices names all over it. The reverse side is the kitchen tools. I used some green PP for a little frame around the opening. I added Cocoa and then some little kitchen tool embellishments. I really liked making the tent card, and plan to do it again very soon.
Give it a try! First, head on over to the SNSSDC Blog and see what the rest of the DT gals created. Then play along!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Stain Glass Wannabe... I had this vision to create a "stained glass" looking card. Started out great! Loved the way it was going. Then I got stuck...and am not thrilled with the results, but kinda like it. It was all good until I got back to the project and found it all curled up (since it was vellum and I used glue and H2Os on it). So then I started at it and wondering where to go next. Also, silly me, forgot to take a picture of the back of the vellum before mounting it. The back is what looked pretty cool, and would have showed you how much work when into is what you get instead....and a close up of the edging...
So I started by stamping the Daffodils stamp from Biblical Impressions onto vellum. I then used a glue pen and glitter to fill in some of the areas. You can see that I used different color glitters on the flower. I used some twinkling H2Os for the stems and leaves. Then when you flip over the vellum to the "other side" the colors show through. (Again, I totally should have taken a photo before I mounted, but yeah...that slipped my mind.) Like I said, when I came back to the image after letting it dry, it was a bit curled up. So I needed to change my mounting plan. I decided to use scor-tape to hold it down. I picked a wider tape so that I could use black glitter around the edges to look like the molding of the stain glass. AGAIN...epic fail...couldn't find the black So I went with black embossing powder. Honestly...I loved the results of that. The way it melted looked more "realistic", so I went with it. Then came the tricky part...what to do next. So I went simple, and just mounted that onto some purple CS, and said...IT IS DONE! I would have liked to have added a sentiment somehow, but ran out of space. Overall, it is very pretty and different. It could be used for some many different occasions also. Well thanks for stopping by, and have a fantastic day!

Pot of Gold

Hi there. I hope you are all enjoying your Monday so far. Here in the US it is a my kids have the entire week off of school too. They of course are off Well, today I wanted to share a card with you that I made using the Lg. Pot of Shamrocks stamp from Eureka Stamps. I stamped the image and fussy cut it out. Then I added some gold stickles to the handle, and colored the shamrocks green. I felt some of the shamrocks needed to sparkle, so I added green stickles to some of those. I layered the pot onto 2 different shades of green CS, and then onto a green PP that I "stole" from my DD's paper stack (psss...don't tell Then I found some scraps of green ribbon. I wanted to put a bow on, but there wasn't enough ribbon left, so I just put the 2 pieces on the paper instead.
Well that is all for now. I will be back in a bit with a card I made with a card I made with a Biblical Impressions stamp. However I decided to make it a little more "elaborate" then I originally intended, so it had to sit and dry before I mounted

Friday, February 17, 2012

SNSSDC - Photo Inspiration

Hi there! Today we have a new challenge for you at the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge. Our challenge this time around is to use as your inspiration. Don't those little treats look so yummy? Well, when I looked at this photo, I decided to focus more on the flowers then the food (since I really don't need the The flowers reminded me of the flowers that Cocoa is holding in the Lilacs for Cocoa digi from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. Yes, I know lilacs are usually purple...however I used my "creative licence" to make them I colored in the image with watercolor crayons, and then used brown ink and a stipple brush around the edges. I used a corner rounder on all my layered except the base and the polka dots. For my sentiment, I used one of the sayings from the Flower Sentiments Digi set from SNSS. I also stippled on that one. Last, I added a few brown "pearls". So I used the photo inspiration for color and the flowers. How will you use it? Be sure to head on over to the SNSSDC Blog and see how the rest of the DT gals used the photo, and then link up your project!

Friday, February 10, 2012

SNSSDC - Hats Off to You!

Hello there. As you are reading this, I am probably at my DDs' school going insane! That is right...the event myself and my dear friend have been planning for a year now is finally here! This is the biggest fundraiser for our school, and I am the crazy lady who signed up to co-chair the entire event. I will is a lot of work, but I think in the end it will be so rewarding to see it all come together. In honor of that I thought a Celebration card was in order. Our challenge this week at teh Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge Blog is "Hats Off...", so use a digi image with a hat, or have hats as an element with your digi image. So I thought the Celebrate digi from SNSS was perfect for my Celebration card. My photo isn't the greatest again this week because I had to take it late at night after spending 12 hours straight at the For my image, I added a little bit of color with marker, and then used some fun flock on the kitty. I layered onto a piece of PP from Echo Park. For the base, I pulled out the ol' Cuttlebug (which I haven't used in FOREVER!) and ran some yellow CS through with an embossing folder. I added some ribbon too. A simple cute Celebration card!

Now head on over to the SNSS Digi Challenge Blog, and see what the rest of the DT gals created for your inspiration, then play along!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Biblical Impressions Blog Hop - Love

Hi there. Welcome to the Biblical Impressions DT Blog hop! This month we are featuring stamps that go with the "Love" theme. I decided to make some Valentine's cards for my DD to use at school. I shared some of the other ones earlier this week, so today for the hop, I will share the rest of the ones I made using Biblical Impressions stamps!

So...first some house keeping. If you arrived here from Jessica's blog, then you are on the right path. If not, then head on back to the main Biblical Impressions/QKR Stampede Blog, and start from the top so you don't miss a project.

Well if you are on the right track, then here is my project....

The close up.... For these Valentine's cards, I used the Valentine stamp on the bottom. I stamped it with purple ink, onto the cream CS. For my main image, I used the adorable Infatuate Toad stamp. I stamped him with green ink, and like the other cards I made, I didn't' color them in. My reasoning...I wanted my girls to be able to color them for their friends.

Now, I will send you off to your next stop on the hop...

Thanks for hopping with us!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Class Valentines - 1/2 of Set 2...

So here is class Valentine's Set 2....well 1/2 of set 2. I used 2 different stamps for this set. Both from Biblical Impressions. For this set, I used the Swirl Heart stamp and the Valentine sentiment stamp. ...and a close up... I stamped the hearts twice on these with pink ink, and then the sentiment with purple ink. Like the last set, the papers were already cut, so it was really quick to whip off for me. I will share the rest of this set with you later this week during the Biblical Impressions DT Blog hop. Thanks for stopping by!

Class Valentines - Set 1!

Today I wanted to share class set #1 of my daughters' Valentines. I have to make 3 class sets, and of course they all have to be The nice thing was I already had the papers all cut for a different project that I have since scratched from my to-do list. So...that part was easy. I also thought it would be fun to not color the images so that my DDs can color them before giving to their friends. So...for set number 1, I used the adorable Hearty Dragon stamp from Eureka Stamps.

So that is the class set...and here is a close up... Super cute! Love this stamp. I stamped them on cream CS with purple ink. Then I used a pink ink to stamp the Happy Valentine's Day stamp (also from Eureka Stamps). Next was some quick mounting, and all set! Actually my oldest DD helped me mount them all onto the purple CS base. She did a really good job centering them too! Now I will just have my youngest DD write her name on the back and they are ready to pass out to her friends next week!

Friday, February 3, 2012

SNSSDC - Valentines

Hi there. Hope your February started out well. I am currently in overload. One week from Sunday is my big auction event that I am co-chairing. I will then hopefully re-appear more here in We are down to the wire, and in the process my creative side is getting ignored...well my creative stamping I should say. Well, today we have a new challenge for you at the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge. This time around it is Valentines...which by the way I usually make for my kids, and haven't' even started....uggggg!!!! Well here is what I came up with for our challenge this week. For Christmas, my mom gave me a gift card, and it came in this cute little "bag" holder. Well, I pulled it apart, traced it, and made my I used pink CS as my base for the little bag GC holder. Then I layered a piece of heart PP from Echo Park onto that. I then layered the adorable Cocoa's Heart Digi (which I colored with watercolor crayons). I added a sticker for the sentiment too.

This is a shot showing you how the gift card goes in. Super cute little valentine for someone! Now head on over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the DT gals came up with. Then play along!