Sunday, December 27, 2009

My Sister My Friend Card


Hi there,

I am sharing a card that I created last night for a dear friend that happens to be one of my sorors. I hope that she enjoys it. I used a collection by K and Co. along with all embellies and coordinating layers. The card is on a 6 X 6 base with a little torn vellum attached. Thanks for stopping by and Enjoy!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Snow Globe...


Hi there & MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

I want to share a card that I created for a dear friend, Patty- for an image swap that I hosted in my Stampin Divas group. I always look forward to the image swap. It is so much fun. The image was the snow globe. I added this lovely skating scene from Sunflower and Dragonflies.The stamp is actually a pair of skaters by Rachelle Ann Miller, but I only needed one. So, my buddy sent the globe image. I then used a marker to ink the portion of the stamp that I needed-then stamped the skater inside of the globe and colored with copics. I turned the colored image into a shaker box and added some snow crystals. I slipped the shaker box into a decorated photo envelope and added gems. I really enjoyed working with this image. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Card 2


Hi there,

Today I was asked to create a custom Christmas card. This was the result. I used papers/layers and layers by Anna Griffin, an ornament punch by SU, and a snowflake punch by Martha Stewart. I also added some embossed vellum, a metal embellishment, as well as some glam gems. The inside of the card is layered also with a customized message. The card is nestled on to a 6 X6 base. Enjoy!


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sunflowers and Dragonflies Challenge


Today, I created these cards for several purposes. They were perfect for my close stampin buddies in Charlotte, and they meet the requirement for the Sunflower and Dragonflies challenge too. The theme was Christmas. I decided to scale down the 6 X 6 card from yesterday to A2 size for these. I really enjoy fun festive cards like these.

Beth over Sunflowers and Dragonflies also wanted us to share how we celebrated for the Holidays. My family and typically get together to have dinner on Christmas if they are visiting or if we are visiting them. My husband and I are both from South Carolina, so that usually entails some traveling around the Holidays. Whether we are traveling or not, I still cook dinner here at home for my family-all the trimmings...I love the Holidays.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Card

Hi there,


I had an opportunity to create this card using some Christmas paper by "My Minds Eye." I can always count on them for an eye catching selection of paper to use. I coordinated the paper with some chocolate ink by CTMH and satin chocolate ribbon by SU. I added a snowflake ornament to the card to add pizazz, glitz, and texture. I also added a snowflake punch from Martha Stewart. The size of this punch is awesome. The stamps are by Hero Arts and the small snowflake on the ribbon is a "Dress It Up" Button accessory. This particular card is a 6 X 6 card and will be going to a Stampin Buddy at my stamp meeting tomorrow along with a box stampin goodies...:) Enjoy!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Sunflowers and Dragonflies Challenge


Beth over at Sunflowers and Dragonflies challenged us with a Canadian theme this week. I decided to make a recipe card using an SEI paper pack with some vellum that I embossed using one of my cuttlebug folders. The recipe is a Canadian recipe that I printed onto white cardstock. I then stamped maple leaves onto the right side of the cardstock using versamark ink to give it that tone on tone look. The coordinated photo corners were made from scraps and all layers were assembled and adhered to a CTMH textured base. Enjoy! K

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunflowers and Dragonflies Challenge


Hi there,

Today I am sharing a card that I created for the Sunflowers and Dragonflies Challenge. It has a Fish and Sea feel. I used a lot of coordinating K and Co pieces to pull this together. I also used some CTMH Twilight cardstock. All items were aged with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I hope that you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed creating it. Thanks for stopping by today. K

Sunday, November 8, 2009

MMSC26 Sketch Challenge


Today, I created this card for Priscilla's sketch challenge. I loved the challenge. I used some K and Co. papers with coordinated embellies to create the card. I decided to make it a 6 X 6 card, to enlarge my work surface...*:) Sometimes that is definitely needed when you are working with fun papers and fun embellies. I added some antique letters, a prima flower, polka dot ribbon and a chatter box brad to finish off the card. I was able to layer this on a slightly aged CTMH coordinated base. Enjoy!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sunflowers and Dragonflies Challenge

Hi there,

How did Beth over at Sunflowers and Dragonflies know that I love FLOWERS??? Ha!!!Yes, the challenge is to use flowers. I used some lovely primas with DCWV's Green Stack (70% recycled). I started this 6 X 6 card by sanding the papers for a more worn look. Then came the layers--coordinated CTMH cardstock was used as well as embossed vellum. I used some chipboard pieces from the Green Stack collection, some CTMH Rub-ons, dew drops, ribbon and chatterbox brad. Flowers add so much to any project. I absolutely love creating with them. Enjoy!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

MMSC25 Sketch Challenge



Hi there, Priscilla's sketch is absolutely awesome this week. I had the most enjoyable time playing with it. I used BasicGrey's Mellow paper, Penny Black's Constellations and Your Heart stamps, CTMH's acrylic tag, chocolate and creme brulee inks, and dew drops. I finished the card off with some coordinating ribbon. Love, love, love this sketch. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Trick or Treat!!! Sunflowers and Dragonflies


OK, so I do some Halloween stamps. I did have to dust them off, but what fun I had them anyway. Beth over at Sunflowers & Dragonflies challenged us with creating Halloween cards. I appreciate that since these stamps and cuttlebug folders in my collection typically don't get as much love...8:) I used 2 different cuttlebug folders, the spider web and haunted house. The vendor of the Trick or Treat stamp is unknown. I coordinated this card with an airbrushed flower and gem, and I found some Martha Stewart black satin photo corners to frame up the card a little. They were the last touch. I hope that you enjoy this treat...:) Happy Halloween!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Flourishes Dove and Holly Card

I received a lovely package from Flourishes the other day. It was full of goodies including a lovely set called Dove and Holly. I decided to create a card using it. I started this card by stamping my focal image in black. I then used stickles to accent the holly and berries. I layered onto airbrushed cuttlebugged corners and then onto some Colorbox scrapbook paper. I found the neatest ivory frames at Tuesday Morning and I wanted to use them on this card. So, I decided to cut one of the frames in half to make photo corners. Lastly, I airbrushed them along with the flower to coordinate with my scrapbook paper and focal image. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

MMSC24 Sketch Challenge


Priscilla's sketch for this week was definitely challenging. I really had fun with it though. I used some of the Ambrosia paper by Basic Grey and you can guess what else---Yes, my air brush tool to coordinate my flowers, metals, and cardstock. Air brushing has helped so much in coordinating embellishments with the right project. I also added some beads and a marble gem. The focal image is an SU stamp from the Morning Soft set. I cuttlebugged the ovals and sanded them to expose the embossed image and to add more character. I really enjoyed this challenge because I got an opportunity to use my stash. I love that! Enjoy!!

Happiness Card


Hi there,

Today, I created this card. I knew that I wanted to use the color orange. I didn't know where I was going from there, but I ended up here with a finished card that I love. I stamped the flowers (SU) using CTMH's orange. I then airbrushed copic colors garnet and chrome orange on to the cardstock, stamped the verse in black, and layered onto staged angled embossed pieces of cardstock. I decided to also airbrush some embossed cardstock to use as a layer before mounting to the black base. The last touches were adding some dew drops, prima flowers and chatter box brad. Enjoy!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sunflowers and Dragonflies Challenge


Today, I created this card for the Sunflowers and Dragonflies beautiful ladies challenge. I thought that "The Supremes" had to be apart of this one. This stamp is by Stampsmith. I added airbrushed copic colors flesh and champagne to an embossed backround and to the focal image. I glitz'd this ATC up with a little diamond flare on two corners. I then added the ATC to some Bittersweet paper by BasicGrey. The final additions were a flower and brad to finish off. I love the final product. Enjoy!

MMSC23 Sketch Challenge


Today, I had fun with Priscilla's challenge of the week. To create this card, I used some Anna Griffin paper. I coordinated the paper with some Honey cardstock by CTMH. Exposing white core in CTMH's cardstock is so fun. The embellies that I used were dew drops, brad by chatterbox, and prima flowers. The pieces bursting from the center of the card are covered formica tiles, and the focal stamp is by SU. I really enjoyed this challenge because I was able to recycle and reuse with the use of the tiles-Always awesome! Enjoy!



Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sea Book

Hi there,
I had the most fun with this Game Box that I altered into a Sea Book to hold some precious beach photos. This was the girls' first visit to the beach. We enjoyed this trip so much.
I made a trip to my Tuesday Morning just to kill a little time. I then stumbled upon some lovely game boxes that opened up like displays. I instantly fell in love. I decorated one of the boxes with K & Co.'s Sea Glass collection, coupled the collection with some copic airbrushed flowers and metal sea embellies, and chatter box brads. The stamp that I used for the "By the Sea" wording is by My Sentiments Exactly. All layers were aged with Antique Linen distress ink. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

ATC-Sunflowers & Dragonflies Challenge

I think all my stampin buddies know that I love ATC's. When I read a couple of hours ago that Sunflowers & Dragonflies challenged everyone with creating ATC's this week, I knew that I had to play along. I created this little "Art" ATC. The stamp is from Hero Arts and it is an oldie. I love oldies. I stamped in black and then added some sprays of copics. My last addition to the focal image was dandelions stamped in sky blue. I then layered onto magenta colored cardstock and then onto black. Enjoy!

Tags & More Tags

Hi there,

I was asked to complete some tags for a reunion recently. After completing them, I didn't want to stop. So, I made more and more. It looks like all of my swap buddies will receive tags this month...LOL. One of my swaps is an "Anything Goes" swap and the other is a "Distressed" swap. I have fulfilled all requirements of both swaps with 1 set of tags...Love that!

Both sets of tags were made using my embossing folders and the airbrush tool w/copics. I went through 2 D60 cans on these, so I will be overjoyed when my air compressor arrives next week. I really enjoyed creating my own custom colored flowers for both sets of tags. I think that that is one of the most coolest tips when exploring with copics. The flowers are sold by CTMH and they come in a variety tube. The original color is white, so coloring them is very easy when trying to match copic colors to cardstock. I used 3 colors for each set. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Cuttlebug Spot Challenge-Fall Card

Hi there,

I wanted to jump into the Cuttlebug spot challenge, so I played along. The challenge was to create a fall card. So, I dusted off one of my Thanksgiving stamps by Magenta and started working. I pulled out one of my embossing folders that coordinated with the theme (Pumpkins). I embossed using some CTMH cardstock. I then sanded the cardstock to add a little character. Next, I used my copic markers and airbrush tool to add some color to the focal image and my artificial flowers. I used copic markers Atoll, Maize, & Cashew. I loved the end result. Happy Fall!!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Stampin Palace Flip Scrapbook

Today, I am sharing the flip book that I completed about my stamp room. Several posts ago, I shared photos of my palace-now I am sharing the little flip book that I made to house those photos as a piece of art in my room. The base of the book is a photo stand that altered into a scrapbook. I found the photo stand clearanced at Target for budget friendly price of $3.74. I love awesome deals!!!

I used DCWV papers and chipboard mat stacks throughout the book. The ribbons and embellishments were from my stash. The flower is a big shot die that I layered with artificial flowers to more texture and character. I will teach the creation of this versatile book to a group of wonderful stampers here in NC this month. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

MMSC21 Sketch Challenge

Today, I needed a good challenge. I got one with Priscilla's sketch of the week. I created this card using SEI's Mimosa. The cardstock and papers by SEI are very pretty and fun to use. I used a floral embossing folder to create the embossed layers. Then cut them up in 4 squares-redesigned the 4-square pattern and then built additional layers upon them. I have said in other post that sometimes you have scrapbook paper that you just can not cover up and that was the case with this design. So, I decided to add a layer of transparency that I stamped with some flowers. I then used a spritzer to add some speckles of black to the background. The last touch was to add some embellishments to finish off the card. Enjoy....K

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Priscilla's Sketch Challenge

Today, I finished this card for Priscilla's sketch challenge (MMSC20). I had to play along. The sketch was too fun to work with. Making Memories scrapbook paper and coordinated it with some sanded CTMH cardstock. I really enjoyed the combination. I then pulled out one of my SU sets for the focal image. I decided to use the cracked glass technique for a more heirloom look. I finished off the card embellishing with one of the new brad by Chatterbox and some metal corners. I think that I will few more of these for some really good friends. Thanks for stopping by, K.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Chloe's Closet Art

Hi there,

Today, I am sharing several pieces that I created with that lovely Chloe's closet. The inspiration for these pieces was Priscilla's challenge last week. As soon as I pulled Chloe out, I knew that it was going to be a fun day. The focal images in the the 1st and 2nd pieces were from Penny Black's collection. After making a decision on all of the Chloe pieces, I decided to add some dew drops, flower and buttons. Each layer was aged with linen distress inks. I also used coordinated inks from SU and CTMH to pull the colors together. The cards were made from the same stash. In viewing the actual sketch challenge, I actually broke several of the sketch components to create several items. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Color Chef Challenge #22


I found a really neat color combo challenge over at Kelly Jo's Stamp Pad. This is such a great way to play with combos that you may not typically play with. For this challenge, I needed to dust off the Crystal Blue and Cranberry ink by CTMH. The challenge also called for the use of Cocoa. I used all colors with multi layers-Love that! I used the "Treasures" set again tonight...:)I complimented the set and color combo with some sheer polka dot ribbon, CTMH "Cherish" charm, dew drops, and stickles for glitz. I actually put the stickles under the dew drops for a mini snow globe affect. I like it! Enjoy!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friendship Text Card



Hi there,

Today was a good day. I got a chance to put the final touches on a card that I created. I wanted to work with something a little new using text, but also use old product, while at the same time making full use of my current stash. I was able to do all that with this 1 card. I started this card by choosing text from an old book. I tore out a page of text, airbrused some copic colors onto the text, stamped some old butterflies and a dragonfly by SU onto the page, and then I started my layering process until I achieved my desired look. I added some stickles for a look of glitz. Then I added some clips, epoxy quotes, a worded stamp by Stampabilities, and an artificial flower to pull up some of that beautiful subtle copic dark pink in the background. I enjoyed working with the text from my old book. I definitely will do more of this. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"Treasures" Cards

Hi there,

I just got my hands on this lovely set, and had to play. I absolutely LOVE this set. I think that it will have many uses and so perfect for cards and scrapbook pages. Today I decided to create some cards with this set. To compliment the set, I used scrapbook paper called Grace, honey ink, acrylic tags, and clips-all by CTMH. I finished the cards with some coordinating dew drops. I can not express how excited I am about this set and the final product. The best part of it all-the set is free with a $100 purchase. You can't beat that...:) Hugs, K

Monday, September 14, 2009

K and Co Assorted Cards

Today, I would like to share some cards that I recently made for an "Anything Goes" swap. I used some K and Co. paper with some more of that tangerine SU cardstock and ribbon. I love it when you can coordinate products crossing lines of companies. That really makes your stash so versatile and so much fun to use. The stamps used were the same as in the last post. I didn't have to go far into my stash to complete these cards. Love that! Enjoy!