Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Silver Seasons

It's been a while since my last post. Unfortunately my depression gets the best of me sometimes and I can't seem to do the things I love to do. But I'm climbing out of the pit, and feeling like myself again! I dove right into the SCS sketch challenge for today! I was also checking out my fave blogs and Sharon Johnson had these wonderful Christmas cards. She brought back some fond memories of Christmases long ago when I was a little girl. Every year my mom decorated out REAL Christmas tree with silver balls and blue lights, and every year we would beg her if we could have multi-colored lights, and she would never budge! It wasn't until I was in my 20s that she broke down and changed the colors of the tree, but you know what?~ I love those childhood memories!
Anyway, I stamped my tree and snowflakes with Versa Mark and embossed them with Aegean Silver embossing powder(Judi~Kins) and I used white ep for my sentiment. I popped up the main panel and snowflakes with dimentionals, pierced the blue panel and added faux stitching with a white gel pen. I also pierced the right corners of the card, and added some small half pearl stickers to my tree and snowflake centers.
Hope you enjoy the rest of your evening, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Hugs and Smiles~

Stamps- Snow Swirled (SU)
Paper- white and bashful blue
Ink- Versa Mark
Extras- white and silver ep, paper piercer, Fiskars texture plate, lacy scallop punch, white gel pen, half pearl stickers

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Best Wishes Fairy

Hi everyone, and happy Thursday!
This week's SCS color challenge is Certainly Celery, Pacific Blue and Basic Gray. I have a hard time with gray, but it's the second panel on my card~ it's in there! I do, however, LOVE the Pacific and Celery together! I combined this with the sketch from Paper Craft Planet, a cool new community for obsessive paper crafters like myself~ check it out!
I started with a Pacific cs base, then added a gray panel. My third panel is a combination of Pacific and Celery cs that I embossed using the Fiskars texture plate. I stamped my fairy two times on white cs. I water colored them both with ink pads and a water pen, then I cut out one image with a circle cutter, inked the edges of the circle, and shaded it slightly with chalk. I shaded the fairy dust trail with chalk also and added some Stickles for sparkle. The second image I cut out just the fairy and adhered her with dimensionals to the first image. I added the stamped,colored and cut butterflies to the focal panel, stamped the sentiment, punched it out with a rectangle punch, inked the edges and matted it with Pacific cs. I felt it needed something more so I added some 'Faith dots' around the panels.
I Hope you're having a wonderful day and smiling a lot!
Hugs and Smiles~~ Denise

Stamps: Inkadinkado, Stampin Up!
Paper: white, basic gray, pacific blue, certainly celery
Ink black Archival, pacific blue certainly celery, so saffron
Extras: white gel pen, markers, chalk, Stickles, ribbon, dimensionals, Fikars texture plate, rectangle punch, circle cutter, water pen

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Happy Sunday everyone!
I hope your week end has been a good one! Today is my son Brandon's 12th birthday, so we had dinner at The Olive Garden and desert at Dairy Queen~ his birthday choice~ YUM!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRANDON! I love you!
The Featured Stamper at SCS today is Wendybell, and her gallery is full of beautiful creations! I chose this card to case today. I loved the colors and layout so much that I kept them pretty much the same, but you have to change at least two things to case someone so I changed the stamps, embossed panel, and I didn't use any ribbon on my card.
I have to make this short for now, but thanks so much for stopping by~ and don't forget to smile a lot today! :):)
Hugs and Smiles~~ Denise

Stamps: Sentiment (Hero Arts) Flowers (?)
Paper: tangerine tango, choc. chip, always artichoke, white
Ink: black Archival
Extras: markers, white gel pen, paper piercer, flower punches, Fiskars texture plate, dimensionals

Inspired Challenge Card

Hello and happy Saturday!
Today's Inspiration Challenge at SCS is Boden USA clothing. I found this cute shirt with an embroidered heart and cool colors~ and I thought, choc. chip, tangerine tango and kiwi kiss! So I started with a choc. chip cs base. I traced a heart from a template in pencil, then I pierced along the shape and traced over it with a white gel pen for some faux stitching. (It's a little messy but, trust me, my sewing is much worse!) I stamped some images inside the heart with versa mark ink, heat embossed them with white ep and added some punched flowers. Not a lot of layers on this, usually I load on the layers, but this seemed to call for more of a simple look.
What do you think?
Well, I'm so beat, it's way past dream time! Thanks so much for stopping by and please keep smiling!! :):)
Hugs and Smiles~~ Denise

Stamps: Always (SU)
Paper: choc. chip, tangerine tango, kiwi kiss, white
Ink: black Archival, versa mark
Extras: White ep, white gel pen, oval, circle, scallop and flower punches, ribbon, dimensionals, pearl stickers

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Plum Christmas

Hi everyone, happy Wednesday!
I haven't posted in a while, I've been helping my mom pack for her move, and I'm happy to say that she's all cozied up in her new place~ YEA!!!! Halloween was fun~ I have no pics to share because I still have not purchased a new camera. Olivia was a witch and Brandon was... well- he was a bloody skull head in a cape if you can picture that, and now there is way too much candy in this house!!
Anyway, I've been trying to catch up on my challenges this week and I have today's SCS sketch challenge to share with you. The sketch is great, I flipped it upside down because of the sizes of my panels, and I used the colors from today's Color Throwdown Challenge which are Pale Plum, Choc. Chip, and Old Olive. I'm trying to get my Christmas cards done so I pulled out my Fun and Fast Notes' Christmas tree and stamped it twice on Old Olive cs and once on white cs. I cut out both Olive 'trees only', and adhered one image to the white image. I added some Stickles, white gel pen and red marker fancies to the second 'Olive' tree and adhered that over the first image with dimensionals. I colored the star and tree trunk with markers, cut out the whole layered image and adhered it to a Pale Plum oval panel matted with a larger Choc. Chip oval. I stamped my sentiment in black Archival ink on Olive cs and punched it out with an oval punch. I inked the edges and added dots. The top three panels are embossed with a Fiskars texture plate and matted with Choc. Chip cs.
Really fun card! What do you think?

Stamps: Fun and Fast Notes, Best Yet (SU)
Paper: white, pale plum, choc. chip, old olive
Ink: black Archival
Extras: white gel pen, markers, ribbon, oval punches, rhinestones, Fiskars texture plate

Hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday~ thanks so much stopping by and don't forget to smile a lot! :):)

Hugs and Smiles,