Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sketch Challenge 182

Here is my try at SC182 from Splitcoast. I had a lot of fun making it, but not sure on the main image. I don't have very many large stamps. I used Kraft cs for the base and maroon cs for the larger square and DP from Making Memories for the smaller square. I stamped the branch from Embrace Life, which is a Stampin Up stamp set in black Stazon on Whisper White cs. I colored it with markers and mounted on maroon cs and tied the ribbon around it. I used my Fiskars Ultra Shape Cutter to cut the squares out. I didn't take me long to make at all. I am going to go through my stamps and see what else I have that might work for the main image and give this one another try. :) Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Sympathy Card

Richard also needed a sympathy card. I used a marbled yellow CS for the base. Daisy DP strip on the edge and blue for the second layer. Stamped the daisy on water color paper with black Stazon, used my chalk pencils and blender pen to color it in. I really like using the chalk pencils on the water color paper and using the blender pen to blend it all together. I used SU's Warm Regards to stamp "With Sympathy" first I stamped in Morning Glory ink and then stamped in Basic Black just a little "off". I like the way it looked, they yellow kinda gave it a little bit of a shadow effect. I mounted the daisy on yellow CS. And finished it off with yellow ribbon that I got from Michael's. I think Sympathy cards are hard to make, but I like the way this one turned out. I really like the layout. I saw the sketch on Beate's Blog, Fresh and Fun (sorry haven't figured out how to add a link yet). I love to read her blog and see the idea's she comes up with, she does such beautiful work. Hope y'all have a wonderful evening.

Baby Card

This is a baby card that I made for Richard for a co-worker that just had a baby. Used Blue CS for the base and cut yellow CS to fit on just the bottom of the card. I used the $1 alphabet stamps from Michael's to stamp "it's a boy". The baby stamp is from Dollar Tree (I think), I stamped it on Whisper White CS and matted it on a scallop punch out. The blue ribbon is from Michael's as well. Not sure I like the way this turned out but Richard liked it so I guess it is okay. :) Thanks for looking.

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Here are a couple of pictures of a rose that has bloomed. It is the only varigated one that I have, don't know what it is called, all my rose bushes were planted long before we moved here, so if anyone out there has any idea's let me know please. :) I think it is a miniature rose but again not sure on that. My bushes don't look to good, they don't have to many leaves on the bushes, they are still blooming a little but not as much as they were. Last spring was a very wet one and was told by someone that they got what I think is called water spot. I am not sure how to fix that, any idea's that would help too. :) I am new to all this gardening stuff, so everything I do is a learning experience. But I have had fun none the lesss. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Fathers day card

This is the Father's day card that I made for Richard. I used Navy CS for the base and Maroon CS for the strip. The stamp set is called For Father from Stampin Up. Love this set. I stamped it on Whisper White CS in Black Stazon and colored it in with Prisma colored pencils and used the colorless blender pen. I have been using that a lot instead of the baby oil to blend my colors. I used navy ribbon and the metal dots from Joann's. The Happy Fathers Day stamp is a $1 stamp from Michaels that I got awhile ago. I have been meaning to post this about a week ago but life has just been to busy. :) We joined the local Community Center that just opened up and have been spending a lot of time there, swiming and DH and I have been working out. It has really been nice and the kids have really enjoyed all the extra swimming that they have been able to have. We will get lots of use out of the center, I am sure. :)

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Here is the card that I made for Ricahrd's birthday which is today. Happy Birthday Sweetie!! :) I used a Fellabella that was stamped and sent to me by Deb one of my pen pals, thanks Deb. I colored him in with Prisma Colored Pencils and mounted it on navy blue CS. I used Kraft cs for the base (I told you that I liked it), the DP is from K & Company. The black metal dots on each end are from Joann's dollar bins. Very quick and simple but I know that Richard will love it. :) Sorry for the somewhat blurry picture, I don't think I let the camera recharge long enough.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Sketch Challenge 179

My plan is to do the sketch challenges that take place on Wednesdays over at Splitcoaststampers to get better and to keep myself motivated. I had a lot of fun doing SC179. I got to use some of my smaller stamps. I will probably make a few more cards using this sketch. I used a lot of glue dots on the ribbon at the corner. I used stamps from SU's Simply Said stamp set, stamped them in Black Stazon on Whisper White CS. Colored them in with SU markers. The other papers are from Hobby Lobby. I like their Kraft paper it is pretty heavy weight so it stands up good. I have been using it a lot on my cards lately. :)

I also have a card that I made for Richard's birthday tomorrow, but I have to wait for the camera to charge so I will probably post that one tomorrow.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Just Because

I made this card for a friend of mine. Before I got married and moved away we did everything together. We used to share an apartment, and we were in each other's weddings. We have been friends for a long time. Well, she is going through a rough time right now so I thought I would send her a card to cheer her up and to let her know that I am thinking of her, she will get a good laugh out of this. I used Prisma colored pencils and the colorless blender pencil. DP is from Making Memories. Sentiment is from SU but right now the name of the set escapes me.

Monday, June 9, 2008

These are my pictures of my zucchini and the bazil and dill that I planted. As you can see from the other post that the zucchini have really grown big. I picked to zucchini today.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Thank you

This the thank you card that I made for the Teachers. I stamped the daisy on watercolor paper and used my chalk pencils and a blender pen to color it in. The DP is from a small paper pack from Making Memories (love this stuff). The base is Kraft paper from Hobby Lobby and I used the Metal Dots from Joann's. Not sure where I got the ribbon, probably Michael's. I also don't remember where the "thank you" stamp came from.

Teacher Gifts

These are the bookmarks that I made them. Again DP is from 2 different paper packs from Making Memories. I used the big and smallest flower dies and ran them through the Cuttlebug on the DP and some chipboard. You need two for each paperclip, front and back. I used Tombow Multi glue to glue the paper to the chipboard and than used and industrial strength glue to glue the paperclip between the 2 flowers. I put Metal Dots from Joann's in the center of the small flower. These are a lot of fun to make and very easy too. The longest part of the whole process is waiting for the industrial strength glue to dry (works best if you let it dry over night). Oh and I got the jumbo paperclips at Wal-Mart, they were very inexpensive. :)

Teacher Gifts

This is one of those mini Composition books that I picked up at Wal-Mart. The DP is from Making Memories. It came in a small pack.

Teachers Gifts

Hi, I think we finally got the camera figured out, hopefully. I took pictures of the teachers gifts that I made for the kids to give their teachers (today is the last day of school). You will have to excuse the way the pictures look, it was very early in the morning and I wasn't totally awake and I haven't managed to figure out the best way to take the pictures, yet, but I am working on it. :)
Anyway I had fun making these gifts. I used an acrylic photo frame that I picked up at Michaels, I used the Teacher Bella (Thanks, Siobhan!!) and colored her in with Prima pencils and the colorless blender pen. The DP is from a paper is from Paper Studio's and I got it at Micheals. I got the post it pads am Target.