Monday, September 29, 2008

First Whiff of Joy Challenge



Good morning everyone. I hope everyone's Monday is starting out well. I am so excited! I just love Whiff of Joy stamps and now, Whiff of Joy stamps lovers have a weekly challenge blog. My card today is my submission for the WOJ challenge. This week's challenge was a sketch challenge. You can learn all about this week's challenge here .

For my card, I stamped Willow with Memento black ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock, colored her with copics, and cut her out. It doesn't show up well in the photograph, but I used spica glitter pens on the holly leaves and the light from the lantern. My card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, is SU's Not Quite Navy. I layered SU's Rose Red on top of that followed by my design papers from DCWV's Christmas stack. The ribbon is Purely Pomegranite (a retired in-color). I figured it matched Rose Red close enough :) I cut my circles and scallops with my nestabilities. I also ran my circles through the cuttlebug using the snowflakes embossing folder.

The sentiment is also from WOJ. I used SU's Word Window punch to punch it out. For some finishing touches, I added Primas and rhinestones for that extra bit of bling :)

Well, I may not be back until Wednesday of this week. I have a crazy work week ahead of me which probably won't leave me much time for crafting in the next couple of days. I'll be back as soon as I can :)

I would love to hear what you think of my card. Thanks so much for stopping by. More soon :)

Hugs, Christine

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Eeeeek!



Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. The sun is finally out here, it's been hiding for the last couple of days.

I decided to have some more fun with these adorable stamps from CC Designs. The cute little dog image and the sentiment are from the Spooky Spooky Spooky set from CC Designs. The haunted house image is from The Stampin Place. I stamped the haunted house with Memento black ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored it in with my copics. I added glitter with my Sakura glitter pen to the moon and to the light in the windows. I used Diamond Stickles for the ghosts. I then stamped the dog onto GP cardstock, colored him with copics, and cut him out. Next, I created my card base, which measures 5 1/4 by 5 1/4, out of SU's Pumpkin Pie. I layered Basic Black on top of that followed by my designer paper from DCWV Fall stack. I then mounted my haunted house image onto Pumpkin Pie followed by Basic Black, and then adhered that to the card base using dimensionals. I adhered the fence, which I punched from the MS spooky fence border punch, with dimensionals and placed it in front of the house. I then adhered the dog using dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment onto Pumpkin Pie and punched it out using SU's 1 3/8 circle punch. I used SU's scallop circle punch for the black scalloped circle and then placed orange rhinestones around the scallops. I adhered the sentiment using dimensionals. The ribbon is from M's.

I would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll be back tomorrow :)

Hugs, Christine :)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

My first blog award!



Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful Saturday. I received this fabulous blog award (and my first blog award) from Jeanette. Check out her fabulous blog here . Thank you SO much Jeanette, this was so sweet of you. I would like to pass this award on to everyone who has visited my blog. I'm so touched by all the sweet comments you all have left me, it really means a lot! :)

Well, hopefully I'll be back later today with a card posting. I've had a terrible sinus headache for the last couple of days so I've gotten a little behind. I'll definitely be back tomorrow at the latest. Take care everyone.

Hugs, Christine :)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Autumn



Happy Friday everyone! TGIF! :) It's getting chillier and chillier here in WV, so I'm trying to get into the Fall spirit. For my card today, I stamped the scene (from The Stampin Place) with Memento black ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored it in with my copics. I then used my nestabilities to cut it out and then mounted it onto SU's Ruby Red (also cut out using nesties). I then stamped Tilda (from Magnolia stamps) onto GP cardstock, colored her with copics, and cut her out. I did the same with the hay (also from Magnolia stamps). My card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, is SU's Brocade Blue. I layered So Saffron on top of that followed by Ruby Red, followed by my designer paper from K&Co. I then mounted my scene onto the card base using dimensionals. I mounted the hay and Tilda using dimensionals as well.

Next, I stamped my sentiment, from Studio G, onto Ruby Red and punched it out using SU's Word Window punch. I then used a MS leaf punch for the leaves. For some finishing touches, I added Primas, a red rhinestone from Michael's, and Diamond Stickles to Tilda's wings.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Christine :)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Autumn Greetings



Happy Wednesday everyone,

I have a super quick posting for you today. This card was certainly a labor of love :) It took me forever to color in all the leaves, trees, bushes, etc. I got the background scene from The Stampin Place. I inked it with Memento ink and stamped it onto Georgia Pacific cardstock. I then colored it with copics. I used my Sakura glitter pen to add some sparkles to the leaves. I then stamped Tilda onto GP cardstock, colored her with copics, and cut her out. I added Diamond Stickles to her wings and used my Sakura glitter pen on the flowers in her basket. My cardstock is all from SU (Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa, and Ruby Red. The design paper is from DCWV Nana's Nursery (baby boy). The sentiment is from The Stampin Place. The ribbon is from M's dollar bin. I added Primas and an orange rhinestone (from M's) for finishing touches. Tilda and the scene are mounted with dimensionals.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Christine :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Life is in the Little Things




Happy Tuesday everyone,

My card today is my submission to Whiff of Joy Stamps' Guest Designer Call. As you can probably tell from some of my previous posts, I have fallen completely in love with these stamps and it would be a dream come true to be a guest designer for such a wonderful company. Click here to learn more about the Guest Designer Call.

Our task was to create a card using any of Katharina's sketches found on her fabulous blog. I chose sketch number 23, found here.

I inked up "Willow with Cookies" with Memento black ink and stamped her onto Georgia Pacific cardstock. I then colored her in with my copics. Next, I created my card base out of SU's Barely Banana (my card base measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2). I then layered on top of that SU's Pretty in Pink. Next, I layered a strip of Barely Banana, followed by Pretty in Pink, followed by designer paper from Basic Grey. I then ran a pink ribbon, from Michael's, across the card base. I layered my Willow image onto Pretty in Pink followed by Barely Banana, and then adhered that onto the card base. I then stamped my sentiment, from Verve's Fairy Tales stamp set, onto Barely Banana and used SU's 1 3/8 circle punch to punch it out. I then used SU's scallop circle punch to punch out the scallop circle and adhered the sentiment to that. I then adhered the entire sentiment to the card base using dimensionals.

For some finishing touches, I added Primas and Martha Stewart pearls.

I would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow :)

Hugs, Chrisitne :)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Winter Tilda



Happy Monday everyone,

I have to make this a quick post this morning, I have a lot to do at work today. My card today is my submission to the Friday Sketchers Challenge blog. I love these challenges! You can learn about the challenges Here.

I stamped Tilda with Memento ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored her in with my copics. My card base measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 and is SU's Brocade Blue. I layered SU's Real Red on top of that followed by my designer paper from DCWV Christmas stack. The red strips are also from DCWV Christmas stack. The ribbon is from M's dollar bin and the snowflakes are a MS punch. The blue rhinestones are from M's. For finishing touches, I added Baby Blue Stickles to Tilda's wings, Diamond Stickles to the snowflakes, and my Sakura Glitter Pen to the heart in the basket. I also added Primas.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow :)

Hugs, Christine

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Happy Halloween



Hello again,

I had so much fun making this card. I used my new stamps from C.C. Designs (these are from two sets, Sugarplums Halloween and Sugarplums Spooky Scenes). All stamps but the trees in the background are from these two sets. The trees are from Magnolia stamps.

I stamped the trees in the background first onto Georgia Pacific cardstock. Then I used my copics to color the sky and ground. I then stamped the spider and bats and cat directly onto the scene. Everything else I stamped individually, colored with copics, and cut out. I adhered everything to the scene using dimensionals.

Next, I created my card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Real Red. I layered Basic Black on top of that followed by Real Red, followed by my designer paper from DCWV's Fall stack. I then adhered my scene with dimensionals onto Real Red. Finally, I stamped my sentiment onto Real Red and used SU's Word Window Punch to punch it out. I adhered it to the card base with dimensionals.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow.

Hugs,

Christine :)

I've Been Tagged!

Happy Sunday everyone,

I've been tagged by the fabulously talented Suzanne Dean. You can see all her fabulous work Here.

Here's how it works.
1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Ok here's 7 things about me (I'm afraid I may be quite boring so I'm not sure how interesting these things are :) )

1. I'm 27 years old and I love to read children's books. If I could do things differently, I'd be a children's librarian :)

2. My hubby and I got engaged after dating for a month and a half. I know it sounds cheesy, but when you know, you know :)

3. I love to write children's stories and would one day love to have a children's book published.

4. I have a photographic memory.

5. I'm related to Patsy Cline (she was my mom's father's cousin).

6. I'm related to William the Conqueror on my dad's side (this knowledge stems from a geneology project from high school).

7. I'm a huge Anne of Green Gables fan . . . I've even been to Prince Edward Island and seen the real Green Gables. I'm slightly obsessed :)

So, there's a little bit about me. Here are the 7 people that I'm tagging:

1. Claudia.

2. Jeanette.

3. Susan.

4. CraftyC.

5. Kelly.

6. Monica.

7. Kim.

and I have to add one more because her work is so fabulous:

8. Candice.

Make sure to check out their blogs to view their awesome work. I will be back shortly with my card posting for today.

Hugs,

Christine

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Hi Cupcake



Happy Saturday everyone,

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. My card today is my submission to this week's Tilda & Company Blog Challenge (you can read about the challenge here: http://magnoliachallengeblog.blogspot.com/, or you can click on the link on the right-hand side of my blog). Our challenge for this week was a chocolate theme. We had to use the colors pink, chocolate (brown) and white.

I stamped Tilda, from Magnolia stamps, onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored her in with my copics. I added glossy accents to the icing on the cupcake in her hand and added Diamond Stickles to her wings. I then cut her out. Next, I stamped my background on the white paper. The white paper is GP cardstock. I stamped a cupcake stamp from Inkadinkado's Birthday Cupcake set (I got these from my friend Marti's store at http://www.pezadoodle.com/index.html) all over the white background paper. I then colored the cupcakes in with my copics. I placed Glossy Accents on the frosting and Cotton Candy Stickles on the hearts.

I then created my card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Pretty in Pink. I layered Close to Cocoa on top of that followed by Pretty in Pink designer series paper (from SU's last catalog). I then layered my white paper with the colored cupcakes onto Pretty in Pink followed by Close to Cocoa. I then adhered that to the card base. Next, I used my nestabilities to cut out the scalloped circles. I adhered them to the card base with dimensionals. I then adhered Tilda to the circles with dimensionals. I then stamped the sentiment (from the same Inkadinkado set) onto Pretty in Pink and used SU's ticket corner punch on the corners. I then adhered the sentiment to the card using dimensionals. Finally, for a finshing touch, I added Primas.

I would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow :)

Hugs,
Christine

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Witching Hour



Happy Friday everyone! Whew, I'm so glad this week is coming to an end, it sure has been a crazy one.

I had a lot of fun with my card today. I just love Halloween and I love creating Halloween scenes on my cards. I first stamped Edwin, from Magnolia stamps, onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored him in with my copics. I then added Diamond Stickles to his wings and to the star on his pants. I used my Sakura glitter pen to add some shimmer to the light in the lantern. Next, I stamped the haunted house image, from Rubbernecker stamps, onto GP cardstock and colored it in with my copics. I added Gold Stickles to the moon. I then mounted the image onto SU's Pumpkin Pie followed by SU's Garden Green. I then used my new Martha Stewart spooky fence border punch to create the fence in front of the haunted house. I cut my dimensionals into very small pieces and popped the fence up with dimensionals.

My card base is made from SU's Pumpkin Pie and measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2. I layered Garden Green on top of that followed by my designer paper from K&Co.'s Halloween stack. I cut the circle and scalloped circle with my nestabilties and poppped them with dimensionals. I then mounted Edwin with dimensionals.

The sentiment is a $1 Studio G stamp from Michael's. I stamped it using Versafine black ink. I then punched it out using SU's 1 1/4 circle punch. I punched out the second circle using SU's 1 3/8 circle punch. I then adhered the sentiment to the card base.

Finally, for some finishing touches, I added primas with an orange rhinestone center (from M's).

I would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow.

Hugs,

Christine

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hot Cocoa and Marshmallows




Happy Thursday everyone,

I'm surviving my crazy busy week, but just barely :) I have to make this another quick post. I love this new image by Elisabeth Bell for Whiff of Joy. I stamped Willow with Memento black ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored her with my copics. I mounted the image onto SU's Handsome Hunter followed by Rose Red. My card base measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2. The designer papers are from DCWV Winter stack (I think these are from last year's stack). I was in Michael's the other day and they had the new Studio G series. I saw this sentiment and knew I had to have it for this WOJ image, it was just perfect :) I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Black Onyx ink (which works best for these $1 Studio G's) and stamped it onto my cardstock. I then used SU's word window punch to punch out the sentiment.

For some finishing touches, I added a ribbon from M's dollar bin and primas with MS pearls.

I would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow.

Hugs,
Christine

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Artist at Work



Happy Wednesday everyone,

I have to make this a super quick post, I have another crazy busy day at work today. This card is for the Sarah Kay blog challenge (you can click on the icon on the right of my blog to learn about it). Our challenge this week was to create a card using three different pieces of designer paper. For my card I stamped the Sarah Kay image onto GP cardstock and colored it with copics. I created my card base out of SU's Certainly Celery and layered on top of that SU's Pretty in Pink. My three pieces of cardstock are all from Basic Grey's Sugared collection and I mounted them all on SU's Certainly Celery. For some finishing touches, I placed pink rhinestones from M's in the corners and Primas in the bottom left corner.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow.

Hugs,
Christine :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A Book is a Gift



Happy Tuesday everyone,

My card today is a simple card I put together. Admittedly, this is not my best work at all. It's been crazy around here, but I wanted to post something. Getting into my stamping room, even if only for a few minutes, helps me keep my sanity :)

I love the sentiment I used (from Stamping Bella) and when I saw the stamp of Tilda reading, I knew the sentiment would be perfect for that image. I stamped Tilda (from Magnolia stamps) onto Georgia Pacific cardstock using Memento black ink. I then colored her with my copics and cut her out. Next, I cut the circle out of SU's Always Artichoke using my nestabilities. I then ran that through the cuttlebug using the script embossing folder. I thought this embossing folder was perfect for a reading theme. I next cut the scalloped circle out of SU's Elegant Eggplant using my nestabilities and ran it through the cuttlebug using the script embossing folder as well.

Next, I created my card base out of SU's Always Artichoke. I layered Elegant Eggplant on top of that followed by designer paper from DCWV Nana's Nursery (baby boy) stack. I then adhered my scallop circle to the card base using dimensionals. I adhered the circle to the scallop circle using dimensionals and then adhered Tilda using dimensionals. I stamped my sentiment, from Stamping Bella, onto Always Artichoke, used SU's ticket corner punch on the corners, adhered it to Elegant Eggplant, and placed pearls in the corners. For some finishing touches, I added Glossy Accents to Tilda's glasses, Diamond Stickles to her wings, and Primas.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs,
Christine

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Winter Skating Tilda



Hello again everyone,

I have a super busy day at work tomorrow so I thought I'd go ahead and do a double post today in place of a post tomorrow. I'll be back Tuesday with another post.

This card is my submission for this week's challenge over at the Friday Sketchers Challenge Blog (http://fridaysketchersblog.blogspot.com/). I inked Tilda in Memento black ink and stamped her onto Georgia Pacific caradstock. I then colored her with copics and cut her out. My card base measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 and is made from SU's Bashful Blue. The bottom designer paper is from DCWV's Nana's Nursery stack (baby boy). The other two designer papers are from DCWV's Christmas glitter stack. I adhered Tilda to Bashful Blue (which I ran through the cuttlebug using the snowflakes embossing folder) with dimensioanls. For some finishing touches, I added a blue snowflake ribbon from M's, Primas, blue gemstones from M's, and Diamond Stickles to Tilda's wings.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More on Tuesday :)

Hugs,

Christine

Holiday Wishes




Happy Sunday everyone,

I had an awesome time at my copics class last night with Suzanne Dean. I learned some fabulous tips for making my coloring better. I colored the images in my card today before my class, but I look forward to posting cards soon using the new techniques I learned.

For my card today, I used another Willow stamp from Whiff of Joy's new line created by Elisabeth Bell. I inked Willow in Memento black ink and stamped her onto Georgia Pacific cardstock. I then colored her with my copics and cut her out. I added glitter from my Sakura glitter pen to the holly leaves and berries on her dress and on top of the lantern and I also added glitter to the lantern light.

I love placing my stamped characters in a scene. The scene stamp is from The Stampin Place. I inked it up using Memento black ink and stamped it onto Georgia Pacific cardstock. I colored it with my copics and added glitter everywhere :) (If you click on the second picture to make it bigger, you can see the glitter really well). This one took quite a bit of time to color, but I think it turned out pretty well.

My card base measures 5x7 and is from SU's Pretty in Pink. I layered Bashful Blue on top of that followed by my designer paper from DCWV's Holiday paper stack. I used SU's ticket corner punch on the corners and placed pearls in the corners. I mounted the scene onto Bashful Blue and adhered it to my card base using dimensionals. I then adhered Willow to the scene using dimensionals. The sentiment is from Verve. Finally, I added Primas to the bottom right hand corner of the scene.

I would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a lovely weekend.

Hugs,
Christine :)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Especially for You



Happy Saturday everyone,

I was so excited when my new Whiff of Joy stamps came this week. The girl image is from their new Willow and Oakley collection created by Elisabeth Bell. This image is called Willow with Cookies. The old-fashioned stove is from The Stampin Place.

I inked the stove and Willow with Memento black ink and stamped them onto Georgia Pacific cardstock. I colored them with copics and cut them out. I then created my card base, which measures 5x7, out of SU's Creamy Caramel and layered on top of that SU's Rose Red. I then layered on top of that designer paper from K&Co. I then mounted the stove and Willow with dimensionals onto Creamy Caramel followed by Rose Red. I used SU's ticket corner punch on the corners and placed pearls from M's in each corner. The sentiment is a Studio G stamp and I punched it out with SU's 1 3/8 circle punch followed by SU's scallop circle punch. The ribbon is from M's dollar bin.

Onto other news, I am so excited! Tonight I have a copics class with Suzanne Dean (check out her blog here: http://www.scrapbitz.blogspot.com/). I cannot wait, her coloring is so amazing.

Well, hubby and I have tons of errands to run today so I better get moving. I would love to hear what you think of my card. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a lovely day. More tomorrow :)

Hugs,

Christine

Friday, September 12, 2008

Halloween Hedgehog




Hello everyone,

I have a pretty simple card for you today. My main image is from a retired SU set called Halloween Hedgehogs (I just love this set!). I inked the image in Memento black ink and stamped it onto Georgia Pacific cardstock. I then colored it with my copic markers. I cut it out using my circle nestabilities and then cut out scallops, also using nesties, out of SU's Pumpkin Pie followed by SU's Chocolate Chip. I then created my card base, which measures 4 1/4 by 5 1/2, out of Chocolate Chip and mounted on top of that Pumpkin Pie. I then tied a ribbon (from Michael's dollar bin) around my designer paper (which is from DCWV's Nana's Nursery stack, baby boy) and then adhered the DP to my card base. I then adhered the stamped image onto the card base using dimensioanls. I stamped my sentiment, which is a $1 Studio G stamp from M's, onto Pumpkin Pie with SU's Chocolate Chip ink. I used SU's 1 3/8 circle punch to punch the sentiment out and then used SU's scalloped circle punch to punch out the scalloped circle. I then adhered the sentiment with dimensionals.

For some finishing touches, I used my white gel pen to put white dots around the scallops on the sentiment. I also added an orange prima with a rhinestone center (from M's) on the top right corner.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow.

Hugs,

Christine :)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tilda: Home Sweet Home



Good morning everyone,

Before I talk about my card today, I have some exciting news to share. This Saturday, I am taking a copics class with Suzanne Dean. Her coloring is amazing, check out her blog here: http://www.scrapbitz.blogspot.com/. I'm so excited to learn from her. Suzanne is also giving away some great blog candy on her blog so be sure to check that out.

Okay, onto my card for today. I just can't get enough of these adorable Magnolia stamps :) I'm sorry this picture isn't the greatest, it's another dreary day here today and it was difficult to get a good picture this morning. Also, I promise, in real life, the card isn't crooked (I have no idea why it looks crooked in the picture) :)

I stamped the Tilda and the house (also from Magnolia stamps) onto GP cardstock, colored them with copics, and cut them out. I used an exacto knife to cut open the door of the house. I then ran a piece of SU's Brocade Blue through the cuttlebug using a swirly embossing folder, then mounted that onto SU's Regal Rose and then mounted that onto SU's So Saffron.

Next, I created my card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Brocade Blue and layered on top of that So Saffron folowed by Regal Rose, followed by DP from Me and My Big Ideas. I used SU's Ticket Corner punch on the corners and placed pearls from Michael's in the conrers. I used some pink ribbon from Michael's and tied a bow and adhered that on the left hand side of the card base. I then adhered the smaller panel to the card base using dimensioanls. I then adhered the house to the panel using dimensionals and then I adhered Tilda using dimensionals. I added glitter to Tilda's wing using my Sakura glitter pen.

The sentiment is from PTI's Boards and Beams set. I inked it in Versafine black onyx ink and stamped it onto Brocade Blue. I then layered it onto Regal Rose followed by So Saffron. SU's Ticket Corner punch was used on the corners and I adhered the sentiment with dimensionals.

I would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs,

Christine :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

You and Me



Good evening everyone,

A double posting from me today :) I came home from work and decided to do the sketch challenge over on Splitcoast (SC193).

I stamped Tilda with Memento black ink onto GP cardstock, colored her with copics, and cut her out. I added Diamond Stickles to her wings and used my Sakura glitter pen to add some sparkle to the flowers in her basket. Next, I stamped the tree (also from Magnolia stamps) onto GP cardstock and colored it in with my copics. I also colored the sky and grass with copics. It's a bit difficult to see in the picture, but in the heart carved in the tree, I wrote You + Me with my black pen. When I was creating this scene, I was imagining that Tilda's love, Edwin, was away from home and Tilda was out, picking flowers, and gazing back at "their tree" where Edwin carved this sweet sentiment. Am I cheesy or what?!?! LOL! :) I am a hopeless romantic, what can I say :)

Next I created my card base, which measures 5x7, out of SU's Rose Red and layered on top of that Always Artichoke followed by Brocade Blue. I adhered a strip of designer paper from Amanda Blu on the left hand side of the card base and then adhered three strips of designer paper across the card base (this designer paper is also from Amanda Blu).

I then mounted my tree image onto SU's Rose Red, followed by Brocade Blue, followed by Always Artichoke. I then adhered that panel to the card base using dimensionals. I then adhered Tilda to the panel using dimensionals. For a finishing touch, I placed primas and a MS pearl in the bottom right hand corner.

Thanks so much for looking. Have a lovely evening. More tomorrow :)

Christine :)

First Kiss




Good morning everyone and happy Wednesday. It's another dreary looking day here, but at least it's not raining . . . yet.

My card today is my submission for the Sarah Kay Challenge Blog, found here: http://sarahkaychallenges.blogspot.com/ (or you can click on the icon on the right of my blog). This week's challenge was a sketch challenge.

I stamped the main image with Memento black ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored it in with my copics. I mounted the image onto SU's Regal Rose followed by Brocade Blue followed by Rose Red. Next, I created my card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Rose Red and layered on top of that Brocade Blue followed by Regal Rose, followed by designer paper from DCWV Nana's Nursery baby boy. I then adhered a strip of Rose Red followed by designer paper from DCWV Nana's Nursery baby girl (which I ran through my Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch). I then adhered my image panel onto the card base using dimensionals. For a finishing touch, I added primas and a MS pearl to the bottom left corner.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'd love to hear what you think. More tomorrow :)

Christine

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Simply Sweet




Good morning everyone,

It's another rainy day here in West Virginia. Hope the weather is better where you are. :)

For my card today, I decided to ink up my new Here's the Scoop Set from MFT (My Favorite Things). I ended up stamping the main image four times. I stamped it on the designer paper (from DCWV Nana's Nursery (baby boy)), then three other times onto Georgia Pacific cardstock. I paper pieced the designer paper around one image. I then colored the chair and lady of another image with copics and popped them out using dimensionals. I then colored just the lady from the last image with copics, cut her out, and popped her with dimensionals. I mounted the main image onto SU's Chocolate Chip with dimensionals. I then mounted that onto SU's Lavender Lace. I then created my card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Lavender Lace followed by Chocolate Chip, followed by DP from DCWV Nana's Nursery (baby boy ). I added a Making Memories ribbon, then adhered my image using dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment using SU's Chocolate Chip ink. I stamped the ice cream cones, cut them out, and adhered them using dimensionals. Finally, I added primas to the upper right hand corner.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow.

Christine :)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Merci!



Happy Monday morning everyone,

This promises to be another crazy week at work so before the madness begins, I thought I'd post another card :)

My card today is my submission for the Friday Sketchers blog challenge. You can see the sketch, as well as the other submissions, here: http://fridaysketchersblog.blogspot.com/.

I stamped this adorable Tilda, which I purchased from Diana Crick of Scor-Pal, onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored her in with my copics. I added Diamond Stickles to her wing. I then cut her out. I created my card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Regal Rose. I then layered on top of that SU's Close to Cocoa followed by designer paper from Provo Crafts Slab IX, which I got at Michael's. I created my circles and scallops from my nestabilities. I ran the circles through the cuttlebug using an embossing folder (I think it's called swirls, or something like that). I placed the ribbon, which I got from Michael's, on the card base, and then adhered the scalloped circles with dimensionals and then adhered Tilda with dimensionals. The sentiment is from a very old SU set called Paris in the Spring. I stamped it with SU's Chocolate Chip ink. I adhered the sentiment panel with dimensionals as well. For some finishing touches, I added primas, Making Memories brads, and pearls from Martha Stewart.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day. More tomorrow :)

Christine :)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Friend



Happy Sunday everyone,

My card today is my submission for the Cute Card Thurday challenge blog, located at http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ (or you can just click the icon on the right-hand side of my blog). Our challenge today was to use lots of pink on our card (as you can see from my previous posts, this was not difficult for me . . . pink is my favorite color :) ).

I stamped this cute hedgehog and mouse image from Penny Black onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored it in with my copic markers. It's a little difficult to see in the picture, but I used liquid applique (pink color) on the icing on the cake. I cut a circle and the two scallops with my nestabilities using SU's Blush Blossom and Pretty in Pink. I wanted to create a 3-D circle frame around my image so I adhered the image and scallops to the card base using dimensionals. I'm not sure if I achieved what I was going for, but it didn't turn out too bad :)

My card base measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 and is SU's Blush Blossom, folled by Pretty in Pink, followed by DP from DCWV Nana's Nursery (baby girl). I used SU's ticket corner punch on the corners and placed pink rhinestones from Michel's in the corners. I stamped the sentiment, which is a Studio G $1 stamp from Michael's, onto Blush Blossom and layered that onto Pretty in Pink. I again used the ticket corner punch and placed rhinestones in the corners.

For some finishing touches, I placed a pink ribbon from Michael's onto the bottom of the frame and placed primas and a Making Memories on the bottom left corner of the card.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Christine :)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Coffee and Friends



Good morning everyone and happy Saturday! :) My card today is for yesterday's Limited Supplies Challenge (LSC184) over on Splitcoast. The challenge was to use a coffee theme on your card and the color orange.

For my card, I used the Cafe Hanna set from Hanna Stamps (love that set!). I inked Hanna with Memento Black ink and stamped her onto Georgia Pacific cardstock. I then colored her with my copics. Next, I created my card base, which measures 5x7, out of SU's Pumpkin Pie cardstock. I layered SU's Chocolate Chip on top of that and then my designer paper from DCWV Fall Stack. I then mounted Hanna onto Pumpkin Pie followed by Chocolate Chip and mounted that to the card base using dimensionals. I found the pretty orange ribbon in the dollar bin at Michael's last weekend and thought it would be perfect for this challenge, so I tied a bow and adhered it to the card base.

The sentiment is from MFT's Hot Stuff set. I inked the sentiment in SU's Chocolate Chip ink and stamped it onto Pumpkin Pie. I then mounted it onto Chocolate Chip and adhered the panel with dimensionals. For a finishing touch, I added orange Primas and a glittery Making Memories brad to the upper right hand corner.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Christine :)

Friday, September 5, 2008

I Melt for You



Hello everyone and TGIF! :) For my card today, I decided to participate in the MFT (My Favorite Things) Guest Designer Challenge over on Splitcoast. Our challenge was to create something sassy.

For my card, I stamped the lady image from MFT's Hearts Galore stamp set three times, each time onto Georgia Pacific cardstock with Memento black ink. I colored two layers, and then cut out one layer of just the lady's body and adhered it with dimensionals to the base. I then colored just the chocolates from the third layer and popped it onto the base using dimensionals. The images were colored with my copic markers.

Next, I adhered the image onto SU's Basic Black cardstock using dimensionals, then adhered that to SU's Real Red, followed again by Basic Black. I then created my card base (which is A2 size) out of SU's Real Red. I layed on top of that Basic Black, followed by designer paper from Me and My Big Ideas. I used Fiskar's Threading Water Punch on the designer paper and placed pearls where the holes are. I also placed a black ribbon from Michael's across the card and tied a bow. I inked the sentiment(also from the same set) using Versafine black onyx ink and stamped it onto Real Red. I then mounted that onto Basic Black and adhered the sentiment with dimensionals.

For some finishing touches, I added glitter with my Sakura glitter pen to the hearts on the lady's dress and added primas to the top left corner.

I would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Christine :)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

How Sweet




Good evening everyone,

My card for today is serving double duty :) I decided to participate in the House Mouse & Friends Challenge again this week. For this week's challenge, we had to create our card based on a sketch. You can see the sketch and the other submissions here: http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.com/ or just click on the icon on the right hand side of my blog. As I was making my card, I decided to cut up a piece of K&Co. designer paper I've been saving for a long time and use it on the card. When I was on Splitcoast today, I noticed that the Way to Use it Challenge was to use specialty paper we have been saving. I have been saving this K&Co. paper for so long so I figured that this card fit in to the Way to Use it Challenge as well.

I first stamped the house mouse image onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and then colored it in with my copic markers. I added glitter to the sugar cubes using a Sakura glitter pen. Next, I created my card base out of SU's Certainly Celery cardstock (it measurs 5 1/2 by 5 1/2). I then layered my K&Co. designer paper on top of that followed by a small piece of SU's Pretty in Pink. I then layered my house mouse image onto Certainly Celery and adhered it to my card base using dimensionals. I placed pearls in all the corners and placed pink dew drops from Michael's on the Pretty in Pink cardstock. I stamped the sentiment, which is a $1 Studio G stamp from Michael's, onto Certainly Celery and mounted that onto Pretty in Pink. I then adhered the sentiment to the card base using dimensionals. Fianlly, I placed primas in the upper right hand corner.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Christine :)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Happiest of Days




Good evening everyone,

I decided to participate in the card sketch challenge over on Splitcoast today (SC192). I love Wednesdays because I love these sketch challenges :)

For my card today, I stamped Tilda holding lilacs onto Georgia Pacific cardstock, colored her with my copics, and cut her out. I did the same thing with the stone wall, also from Magnolia stamps (if you are interested in purchasing these adorable Magnolia stamps, you can order them by contacting Diana Crick, from Scor-Pal, at magnolia.us@shaw.ca).

Next, I created my card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, from SU's Perfect Plum cardstock. I layred on top of that SU's Sage Shadow followed by designer paper from DCWV Nana's Nursery stack (baby boy). I then adhered my stone wall to SU's Sage Shadow with dimensionals and then adhered that to Perfect Plum with dimensionals. I then adhered the whole panel onto the card base with dimensionals. I then adhered Tilda to the wall with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment, which is from Verve Stamps, onto Sage Shadow and mounted it onto Perfect Plum. I used SU's ticket corner punch for the corners. I then adhered the sentiment with dimensionals. For finishing touches, I used Diamond Stickles for Tilda's wings and the heart on her pants. I used a Sakura glitter pen to add some glitter to the lilacs. Finally, I placed Primas and a Martha Stewart pearl onto the top left hand corner of the card.

I hope you enjoy. I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Christine :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Journey




Good evening everyone,

I just can't get enough of these Magnolia stamps, I LOVE them! :) I decided to enter the Tilda and Co. challenge with my card today. You can view the challenge, as well as other submissions, at http://magnoliachallengeblog.blogspot.com/, or just click on the icon on the right hand side of my blog. Our challenge this week was to use some sort of embossing on our card.

For my card, I stamped Tilda, Edwin, the luggage, and the bench, all from Magnolia stamps, onto Georgia Pacific cardstock, colored them all with my copics, and cut them out. It's hard to see in the pictures, but I added Diamond Stickles to the flowers on Tilda's hat and onto Edwin's wings.

Next, I created my card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Pale Plum cardstock. I then layered onto that Sahara Sand followed by Bashful Blue. I then layered on top of that my designer paper, which is from DCWV Travel Stack. I then created my panel for my main image, which consists of Pale Plum mountd on Sahara Sand, mounted on Bashful Blue. All pieces were run through the cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder. I adhered each piece to the card base using dimensionals. I then adhered the bench and Tilda using dimensionals, and then seated Edwin on top of the luggage using dimensionals. I stamped my sentiment (which came from a cheap clear set I got at Michael's . . . the name escapes me at the moment) onto Pale Plum and then tied it onto the card with a ribbon I picked up in Michael's dollar bin. I then added primas and a Martha Stewart pearl for a finishing touch.

I would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Christine :)

Monday, September 1, 2008

Believe in Fairy Tales




Good evening everyone,

I'm so sorry for the late post, the day got away from me :) For my card today, I decided to enter the Friday Sketcher Challenge over on the Friday Sketcher Challenge Blog (you can view the sketch and other entries at http://fridaysketchersblog.blogspot.com/). This week's sketch was designed by Claudia Rosa, who is one of the most talented stampers I've ever seen!

For my card today, I stamped my new Reading Tilda with Memento black ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock, colored her with my copics, and cut her out. I then created my card base, which measures 5x7, out of SU's Pretty in Pink and then layered on top of that SU's Certainly Celery followed by SU's Close to Cocoa, followed by my designer paper from DCWV Nana's Nursery stack (baby girl). I used my Creative Memories corner rounder punch on all the layers. I adhered a ribbon I found at Michael's and then created my scallops and circle out of my nestabilities. I adhered the circle and scallops to the card base using dimensionals. I then adhered Tilda using dimensionals.

The sentiment is by Verve stamps. I chose this sentiment because when I saw this Tilda stamp, I was reminded of reading as a child and what a great impact reading had on me. I always loved to read fairy tales and even to this day, I often settle down with one of my favorite children's books for a good read. I stamped the sentiment onto Certainly Celery and layered that onto Pretty in Pink. I then adhered the sentiment with dimensionals.

For finishing touches, I placed Glossy Accents on Tilda's glasses and Diamond Stickles on her wings. I placed pearls from Michael's on the corners of the card base, and placed primas, centered with a Martha Stewart pearl, in the upper left corner.

I would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Christine :)
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