Wednesday, February 27, 2013

S & S Midweek Challenge: Recipe Mix

This is my kind of recipe (I'm not exactly a gourmet cook). I was in the middle of working through a 6x6 paper pad per the tutorial at Operation Write Home when I saw this challenge, so I used some of the paper.
Here's the recipe:

Embossing folder: Dots by Cuttlebug
2 Patterned Papers: "Gnome Sweet Gnome" paper pad by My Mind's Eye
Border Punch: ek Success
Ribbon: "Celebrate It" by Michael's
Other CS: Recollections
OWH Sketch #122

Sunday, February 17, 2013

President's Day VCMP: Disappearing Act with Sketch 63

This is one of the best challenges ever with instructions on how to make 6 cards with one 12x12 designer paper, 2 pieces colored cardstock, and sentiment/embellishment of your choice. My actual card bases are white and I have a stack of those ready at all times. I have been moving into the world of 6x6 paper pads but still have loads of 12x12 papers. This is my 1st of 6 cards I have ready to assemble. Hope you like it!

DP: "Posies Glitter Print" by Dies Cuts with a View
CS: Bazzill
Twine: doodle twine by Doodlebug Design
Border Punch: EK Success
Sentiment: Wood-mounted stamp by Inkadinkado
Butterfly Brad: Creative Impressions

Saturday, February 16, 2013

President's Day Virtual Card Making Party: Creatures Great and Small

Whoopee!! Another holiday VCMP from Operation Write Home. So many ideas, so much inspiration, and a chance to use one my favorite stamps.

DP: "Gnome Sweet Gnome" paper pad by My Mind's Eye
CS: Bazzill
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Sentiment: MMD Designs
Owl Stamp: The Stamps of Life
Scalloped Circle Dies: Spellbinders
Googly Eyes: my stash

Thursday, February 14, 2013

S&S Midweek Challenge: Use Colors From Your State Flag

Well...the state flag of California is adorned with a large bear as the centerpiece with red and green accents. I knew I had to use my new My Favorite Things stamp and sentiment "Fred Bear Goes Fishing". This is one of the fund-raiser stamps I purchased from Operation Write Home and it is adorable!

Coloring is not my thing, so I paper-pieced the bear and water, then added the sentiment and bling. I realize there is no 'green' on this card. I still think it works for this challenge :)

Red CS: Bazzill
Rhinestones: Studio 18
Brown and Blue Paper: my stash
Chocolate Ink: TPC Studio

Thursday, February 7, 2013

S & S Midweek Challenge: Cards 4 Kids

Great challenge!! I opened one of my 6x6 pads for this card and plan to continue using this pad for at least 20 more cards of different designs. I have a small collection of these pads and I love working with them. This one has two-sided paper. YAY!

Digital Stamp (pre-colored): Doodle Pantry
Designer Paper: "Gnome Sweet Gnome" Paper Pad by My Mind's Eye
Black Paper: Recollections
Sentiment: MMD Designs (several of these 'ticket digital stamps' are free on this site)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

ODBD February Challenge: Fruit

This was a tough one. The only 'fruity' idea I could come up with was to use the Strawberry Ants from Doodle Pantry in a new design.
I really like the way it turned out!
I fussy-cut part of the pre-colored digital stamp then adhered it to some cardstock to firm it up. The image has been lifted using dimensional adhesive.

Digital Stamp, Sentiment, Colored Designer Paper: Doodle Panty
Yellow CS: Bazzill
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Scalloped Circle Die: Spellbinders
Ink (edge of sentiment): Library Green by Stamp Cabana

Friday, February 1, 2013

DPDC31: Use a Doodle Pantry Image

January was so l-o-n-g, and I could hardly wait for February 1st and a new Doodle Pantry Challenge!
I will also enter this card into the Shopping Our Stash Challenge 87: Red, Love, Hearts, or Valentines, and the Animal Antics Challenge at Crafting by Designs.

Digital Image, Sentiment, & Designer Paper: "Strawberry Ants" by Doodle Pantry
Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Flower, Brad: my stash
CS: Bazzill
Red Ink Outline: "Red Pepper" by Adirondack
Red Nailheads: Mark Richards
Circle/Scallop Dies: Spellbinders