Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fairy Dream

Happy Thursday evening~
SCS has started a new monthly challenge, Cards For A Cause. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so, this month's CFC Challenge is Chemo Angels, in honor of all the brave people who are fighting cancer every day. I love the idea of donating handmade cards, or any project, to someone who needs to know they are not alone, and someone they may not even know is pulling for them and sending out a prayer or a hug or a smile. So I combined this with the Ways To Use it challenge which is using only one word on your project, and came up with Fairy Dream.
I water colored the image with ink pads and a water pen. I also cut out the butterfly and 'out of the box' flowers and popped them up with dimensionals, then added some Stickles for a magical sparkle.
I hope this card will put a smile in someone's heart and remind them that they are worth the fight.
Hugs and smiles to everyone, and thanks for stopping by! :):)

Stamp: Stamps Happen Inc.
Paper: pink pirouette, white, choc. chip
Ink: black Archival ink, pink pirouette, pretty in pink, rose red, choc. chip, mellow moss, barely banana, almost amethyst
Extras: water pen, Stickles, ribbon, white gel pen, oval punch, dimensionals


Good Thursday morning!
Yesterday's sketch challenge at SCS was great, and two choices to boot! I chose this one (I'm sure I'll try the other too!).
I love these birds from Inkadinkado, this one especially. I've been seeing these two stamps together in my mind for a while so I thought I'd try it now. I stamped the bird with versa mark ink on elegant eggplant cs, heat embossed it with white ep then cut it out. The heart was stamped with black Archival ink on Almost Amethyst cs. I colored the flowers with markers and a white gel pen, then cut around the outside of the image. I added the bird with dimensionals and put the rest together according to the sketch. I really like the result, what do you think?
Time to get ready for work~ yea~ Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to smile a lot today!! :):) Hugs and Smiles,

Stamps: Inkadinkado, Great Impressions, Best Yet (SU)
Paper: White, elegant eggplant, almost amethyst, bella rose dp
Ink: black Archival ink, versa mark
Extras: oval punch, buttons, markers, white gel pen, dimensionals, white ep

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Catching Up On Challenges

Good Tuesday evening!
(First, today's date is Tuesday, 10/21/08~ I couldn't figure out how to change it)
Thought I would post some challenge cards that I haven't been able to~ I really need more time in a day! So I'm posting in between batches of cupcakes for Olivia's class in honor of her 9th birthday tomorrow~~ Mmmmm, it sure smells good in here!
Anyway, my first card is from Sunday's Featured Stamper Challenge at SCS. This week's FS is Emily, aka Ink-e. Check it out, she's 18 and super talented! I sure wasn't making cards when I was 18~ let's not even talk about what I was doing at 18. I chose this card for the challenge, it has such a fun layout.
Okay, I'm back from licking the bowl~
The next card is from Saturday's Inspiration Challenge at SCS, and it's from The Etsy Store, and artist Joom's creations. I chose this wonderful pillow, I love the aqua and white, right away I thought- White embossing on that lovely color. This is also the sketch for Our Creative Corner
I sent this one out to one of the SCS family of stampers, Vicky Gould, as her husband passed away suddenly a few days ago. My thoughts and prayers are with Vicky and her family.

My next card is from LAST week's Featured Stamper Challenge, Anne Ryan. I was unable to play and Anne is so sweet and talented, I didn't want to miss out! I chose this card from Anne's beautiful gallery. You need to change at least two things for a CASE, and I changed the colors, stamps, and I did faux stitching (it's the only sewing I do). I kept the layout the same because I love it!

Last card~ I PROMISE!! This is for today's Color Challenge at SCS~ pink pirouette, choc. chip, and kiwi kiss~ great colors!! I combined this with Monday's Mojo Sketch and came up with Birthday Wishes.
Okay, the cupcakes are cooled and it's time to frost! Hope your having a fantastic week~ and I hope you're smiling a lot!! :):) Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs and Smiles,

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Plaid Fairy For You

Good Thursday evening to you!
Just a quick post to share tonight. The Ways To Use It challenge at SCS today is "Mad For Plaid". We had to use some kind of plaid, whether it be dp, ribbon, etc... This was a challenge for me because I never use plaid anything, but I found a pad of K and Company dp that just happened to have some plaid in it. I used a strip of the dp matted with basic black cs. I also stamped the butterfly on the same dp, cut it out and adhered it to my card with a dimensional. The fairy was water colored with ink pads and a water pen, and also cut out. This was fun, wish I could play some more, but it's time to get ready for the morning. Thanks so much for stopping by, have a fantastic evening and don't forget to smile a lot tonight!! :):)

Hugs and Smiles,

Stamps: Inkadinkado (Fairy and butterfly), Boho Backgrounds (sentiment)
Paper: White, Blue Bayou, Basic Black, K and Co. dp
Ink: black Archival ink, baja breeze, kiwi kiss, close to cocoa
Extras: scallop punch, pearl stickers, dimensionals, Stickles, water pen, white gel pen, black marker, paper piercer

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Combo Challenge Pink Always

Happy Wednesday evening!
Nice to be blogging tonight, I haven't had a lot of time for posting or stamping lately~ this just makes me so sad! I tell ya, I wish I could stamp and create for my living because I crave it every second of every day. It felt so good to be able to play today! And what an awesome sketch for today's challenge at SCS, really fun! I combined it with yesterday's color challenge (I usually do), which was basic black, pink pirouette and optional white~ is that a fab combo or what?!!
I love my Always set from Stampin' Up!, so I inked up the birdie with Versa Mark ink, and heat embossed it with Chrystalite Pink ep on basic black cs. I love how the design on the image comes through on dark cs. The flower for this card is one I found at Walmart. It originally had a pink button center, but I removed it and added a black button with a glue dot~ I think it makes the flower pop more for this card.

Stamps: Always (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: basic black, pink pirouette, Bella Rose dp
Ink: Versa Mark, black Archival Ink
Extras: Flower, buttons, ribbon, white gel pen, Chrystalite Pink ep, oval and circle cutters

Well, off to do some commenting on SCS and then to bed! Thanks so much for stopping by, and don't forget to smile a lot tonight! :):)
Hugs and Smiles,

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Special Fairy

Today's sketch challenge at SCS was really fun. I combined it with yesterday's color challenge which was Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, and Kiwi Kiss.
I found these cute Fairy stamps by Inkadinkado at Michael's today. My daughter's 9th birthday is coming up and they will be perfect for her card!!
I started with a Choc. Chip card stock base and added a Kiwi and smaller Choc. Chip panel tied with ribbon. I stamped the image on white card stock. I water colored it with ink pads and a water pen, then added Stickles. I stamped and colored the butterflies the same way, cut them out and adhered them to my card with dimensionals. The sentiment was punched out with an oval punch and also adhered with dimensionals. I finished it off with some pearl stickers.

Stamps: Fairy and butterflies (Inkadinkado), sentiment (Studio G)
Paper: Choc. hip, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, White
Ink: black Archival, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss
Extras: ribbon, pearl stickers, Stickles, oval punch, dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by, and don't forget to smile a lot today!! :):)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

SC196 Happy Autumn!

Happy October!
Can you believe it? Where did the summer go? I have that seasonal depression going on right now, but it will pass. Right now I want to enjoy the wonderful rich colors of the foliage, the crisp, cool fresh air and cozying up with the fam on shorter days.
Yesterday's sketch challenge at SCS was really cool, and I loved teusday's color challenge, so I combined the two. I was looking through my stamps for some Fall images, and I found a couple of old PSX stamps that were perfect.
For the 1st card I stamped the image in black Archival ink twice on white card stock. I water colored the wagon with Close to Cocoa ink and colored the rest of the image with markers. I cut out a few pieces from one image and added them to the other with dimensionals. The flowers are felt and I used a fern punch for the greens.

The next card is done with the same sketch, and I used this pretty wreath stamp. I colored it with markers, cut out the image and adhered it to my card with dimensionals. The sentiment is Stampin' Up's Best Yet set, and I punched it out with my curly lable punch. I added it to my ribbon with a glue dot.
Well, that's all for tonight, thanks so much for stopping by and keep smiling a lot!! :)