Tuesday, April 30, 2013

SOS Challenge #99: All About Numbers

When I saw this challenge I knew exactly what patterned paper to use. I am slowly retiring my stash of 12x12 paper and moving to 6x6 pads. I purchased this 'numbers' paper a couple of years ago and am delighted to use some. The center area is lifted with dimensional adhesive.
Full disclaimer: this card design was CASE'd from my last SOS challenge entry. oops!

'Numbers' DP: Recollections at Michaels
Brown Layering CS: my stash
Gold DP: Graphic 45
Stamps: Stampendous
Square Punch: Family Treasures
Brown Ink: 'Early Espresso' by Stampin' Up

Challenges entered:

Shopping Our Stash #99: Numbers
Party Time Tuesdays 118: Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #4: Anything Goes

Monday, April 29, 2013

OWH Sketch # 170

I modified the sketch some because my choice of image and patterned paper worked best this way. I really am fond of making cards with patterned paper and clean lines. The panda image is a sticker I purchased as part of a "zoo" sticker collection years ago. She still looks as sweet as ever :)

DP: Creative Imaginations (no longer in business)
Sentiment: unk
Colored CS: Bazzill
Punch: EK Success

Thursday, April 25, 2013

S & S Midweek Challenge: It's About Time

Embossing this card was less fun than usual as my heat tool has a mind of it's own and sometimes decides not to work. It finally did work, and here is my card.

Large Clock Stamp: "All the Time" by Hero Arts
Embossing Powder: Black by Recollections
Heat Tool: Recollections
Small Clock Stamp: "Time Capsule" by Fun Stampers Journey
Watermark Ink: Versamark
Clear Embossing Powder: Recollections
Border Punch: EK Success
CS: my stash
Sentiment: Studio G
Black Ink: "Dragonfly Black" by ColorBox

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

SOS Challenge #98: Bargain Bin Find

Let's admit it---we can't pass up those dollar bargain bins. This stamp set was purchased at last year's Scrapbook Expo for $1. I purchased a couple of other econo stamp sets, ink pads for $1 (some of which were dry, others are just fine), and 10 punches for $1. You read it right. Couldn't pass up that bargain even though I've never used most of the punches ;)

Bargain Bin Inchie Stamps: Stampendous by Inkadinkado
Striped Paper, Plain CS: Left-overs in my stash
Embossing Folder: Darice
Brown Ink: "Chocolate" by TPC Studio

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Shopping Our Stash #98: Dollar or Bargain Bin Find
Celebrate the Occasion #109: Clean and Simple (CAS)
Cards for Men #8: Anything Goes

Monday, April 22, 2013

OWH Sketch # 169

Yay for Doodle Pantry!! I try to enter every one of the challenges at Doodle Pantry blog each month. Every entry following the guidelines wins the featured digital stamp. This month it is the one shown here: "Berry Nice Mice".
Isn't it adorable? Thanks for sponsoring Sunday's sketch challenge, DP ;)

Pre-colored Image, Sentiment, Red Berry Designer Paper: "Berry Nice Mice" by Doodle Pantry
Green Designer Paper: Doodle Pantry
CS: Bazzill, my stash
Brads: Hobby Lobby
Circle Dies: Spellbinders
Border Punch: EK Success

This card is entered into the following Challenges:

Operation Write Home: Sunday Sketch #169
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #76 Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey: Use a Sentiment
Speedy the Fox (week 156): Punched or Die Cut Borders

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Shopping Our Stash Challenge #97: Text or Letters

I decided on a "shabby chic" design for this challenge. I gathered stamps from multiple sets and this is my creation.

Flowers: my stash (bought months ago)
Clock: "Time Capsule" by Fun Stampers Journey
Sentiment: "All the Time" by Hero Arts
Ink for Images: "Chocolate" by TPC Studio
Distress Ink: "brushed corduroy" by Ranger for Tim Holtz

S & S Midweek Challenge: A Bug's Life!

Here she is. One of my favorite Doodle Pantry characters who is just about as excited as I am today! I just heard from son and d-i-l that their baby is a girl ;) Due date is August 20th. Can I stop smiling? What do you think!!!

Pre-colored Image, Sentiment, DP: Doodle Pantry
CS: my stash
Twine: Doodlebug Design
Circle Punch: Family Treasures

Monday, April 15, 2013

OWH Design Bootcamp: Using Odd Numbers in Design

Recently, I received some foam-type embellishments as a gift. So I decided they could easily be used for the current Design Bootcamp lesson/challenge. The CS is from my stash and the stickers have no product identification. The color combination is one I have never used (pink and yellow). But, I think a young girl might really enjoy receiving it from her mom or dad.

Border Punch: EK Success
Corner Rounder: Creative Memories

OWH Sketch # 168

Wow...another terrific sketch. I've been meaning to use this owl paper for some time. So this is the time. I am also in the midst of a project to trim down my 12x12 papers to A2 card size. These light brown and dark brown papers were ready for the trimmer so I used them on this card instead.
I can see that my positioning is somewhat off-center. I have kits made up to make multiples of this card and I will be more careful in the future ;)
I do like the masculine color combination, though.

DSP: "What a Hoot" by Kaiser Craft (2-sided)
Sentiment: The Stamps of Life
Ink: "Chocolate" by TPC Studio
CS: my stash

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

S & S Midweek Challenge: Your Favorite Color Combo

It is difficult to choose my very favorite colors, but one of my favorite designer paper lines is Graphic 45 and their color combinations are wondrous!
Here is my card for this challenge using DSP from the "Place in Time" collection by Graphic 45.

This card is entered into the following challenges:

OWH Stars and Stamps: Favorite Color Combo
Cat's Creations Scrapbook: WOW Wednesday Anything Goes (Blog candy here for random entries!)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

OWH Sketch # 167

Here's a look at my creation using this week's Operation Write Home sketch.

DSP: "Cherry Branches" by Memory Box
Bird Die: Impression Obsession
Bling: Nailheads by Mark Richards
CS: Bazzill
Border Punch: EK Success

ODBD April Challenge: Things That Fly

These Our Daily Bread Designs challenges at Operation Write Home are so much fun! If enough cards are created and posted, ODBD generously sponsors 1-2 boxes of cards sent to our deployed military. Check it out ;)

Pre-colored Bird Collage Digital Stamp: Create with TLC
Black CS: Recollections
Border Punch: EK Success
Other CS: my stash

Monday, April 8, 2013

DPDC33: Use a Doodle Pantry Image

This is my first card using this great precolored digital stamp 
from Doodle Pantry. I cropped the digi a little too large, but I like the way it turned out. The DP is from a 6x6 paper pad "Kraft Fun Day" by My Mind's Eye. This card will be used in the current DPDC33.
I hope you like it! And come join the fun at Doodle Pantry ;)