Friday, July 24, 2009

Never forget (GCA50)

This card was made for Ann's challenge this week. You definately want to check out her site, she is giving away an awesome prize as this is week 50 for her challenges. Awesome job Ann. Her challenge this week included three things - one a tree topper card, two using orange, yellow, green and white and lastly NO flowers. My base is only orange, then summer sun and finally old olive. I wrinkle my old olive and put some old olive ink on it to try and make it look a little more like grass. I then used the small leaf from Lovely as a tree stamp set, stamping it in summer sun, only orange, and old olive to make it look like it was fall with leaves on the ground. My main stamp and saying this week are not Stampin' Up, they are from a site I found online called Viva Las Vegasstamps! I was searching around for a set to remember 9-1-1 and this was one of two that I found. I used summer sun, and only orange to try and make it look as the sun was setting on the skyline. It is hard to tell in the picture but the bottom portion of the stamp is sponged with old olive for the grass part. My skyline stamp is up on dimensionals, along with my saying of never forget, never surrender! Be sure to hop over to Ann's blog and join in on the fun.

Musical Expressions

I actually made this card awhile for a swap at one of my Stampin' Up! meetings. I used the stamp set Music Expressions, My base is always artichoke, then chocolate chip stamped with the background stamp set En Francis'. I then used only orange, and craft. The craft is stamped with the image and heat embossed, then colored in with stampin' markers, the violin is again stamped on very vanilla, heat embossed and colored with a blender pen and put on dimensionals. The ribbon is very vanilla. I really like this stamp set, and needed to make sure and use it sometime - and need to use it again.

Christmas 2009!!

I had seen a red and white snowflake christmas card on splitcoast stampers and somehow it inspired this card. I used basic black base, and the simple flower die fore the big shot, along with little leaves die for the flowers. My saying is in whisper white and is from Many Merry Messages. On the inside (which I forgot a photo of) is white using the new scallop along the bottom and another saying from the Many Merry Messages. I think I might use this as my Christmas cards to send out for this year.

Monday, July 13, 2009

A blog award - THANK YOU Ann!!!

Ann, from Ann's Creative Nook, gave me this wonderful blog award a week or so ago and I am just now getting the chance to post it!!

Thanks Ann for thinking of me and passing this award onto me!

Now, as with any of these blog awards, the idea is to pass on the appreciation to fellow bloggers.
There a couple of fun "rules" (well, more like guidelines) to this award:

Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

My fellow bloggers are the following - please check out these wonderful and talented ladies creations too.

Becky - Inking Idaho

Maureen - Mo'z Art

Michelle - My Inky Fingers

All the Ladies - Mojo Monday

Friday, July 10, 2009

Welcome home (GCA48 and MOJO94)

Hi girls - I have not had a chance to post anything in awhile, summers are so crazy around here. I made this card for two challenges this week - Ann's and Mojo Monday, be sure to check out both places and join in on the fun. I was not sure what I was going to use when I started but for Ann's challenge we needed to go back to basics, so for me basics was a paper cutter, paper, a couple punches and markers. My paper is DSP teagarden, and the stamp set is Welcome home. I used pretty in pink, whisper white and lavender lace along with the DSP. I colored in my stamp using Stampin' Up! markers, placed it all together and there ya have it.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Fifth Ave Rose (GCA47 & Mojo93)

It's been a couple weeks since I posted anything, we have been really busy around our house now that it is summertime. My card this week is for Ann's challenge and the Mojo Monday challenge. For Ann's challenge, it was to use reds, pinks, oranges and yellows so I used real red base, that is dry embossed with the swirly texture plate from Stampin' Up! My other colors are only orange, and yo yo yellow. I used the watercolor re-inker technique on my flower and placed that along with the saying on dimensionals. My swirl on the yellow cardstock is from Baroque Motifs, and my saying along with the rose are from Fifth Avenue Floral. I embellished with red ribbon, and orange rhinestone brads. Be sure to join in on the fun, check out the challenges and submit your own entrys.