Friday, December 17, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
This card is almost all cased from Mary Fish - Stampin' Pretty. I just loved it when I saw it so I used the same colors that she did with the lattice die: Pumpkin Pie, Expresso, and Daffodil Delight. Her blog is ialways full of such great designs. I only varied the sentiment and little bit of the design.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo #69 and Funky Friday Challenge
I have been making different cards to give out at Hallowe'en and thought I would enter this challenge. I love the colors in this challenge. It was fun coming up with a card using the pumpkin and pumpkin faces and the little spider I found last year.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Hand Stamped Sentiment
was having a challenge for fall or Hallowe'en and I decided to try both of their sketches for two different cards. All of the DSP is from the Wicked Fun Specialty paper in the new Stampin' Up Catalogue. I bought that sentiment from Michael's one day because I thought it was so cute. I haven't done a challenge for awhile and this one was really fun! Thanks!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I just love this card. I don't usually do much Hallowe'en but my daughter and I sell our cards and I thought the people who usually buy them might like a few Hallowe'en cards. I wanted to use the owl and I saw a card in the Papercrafts magazine that gave me the idea for this one. I had previously also seen people use the Jewelry Tag Medium to make a fence and thought it would work for Hallowe'en. The Little Boo stamp is retired but so cute!
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Well, I never usually make Thanksgiving cards but was trying to make a fall card and thought why not add a turkey to it, but then I got to thinking, why not try to make a turkey. Here was my first attempt.
This was okay, but I thought really not very cute and kind of big - The leaves made good feathers. I went to Splitcoast and found a turkey there made with the five point flower punch. I thought perhaps I could make something similar only using the scalloped circle punches I had and came up with this.
I used the scalloped circles to make the feathers and circles to make the body. The wings are from the bird punch and I thought the vest from the owl punch would also be cute. I made the feet by turning the "u" upside down from the Many Thanks Sizzlit die and just glued the "thanks" on. By this time, I had spent fair bit of time making turkeys but liked the background so tried one more.
I just had to stamp this one and cut it out - alot easier. Now I have a few Thanksgiving cards and have decided to send some out this year! :)
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Well, this will be my last challenge with the other fabulous goddesses. I am finding teaching my cute little Grade Ones absorbs alot of my energy and I have to rest alot because of my fibromyalgia in alot of my spare time. I would like to make more cards and try a few more classes so have to watch how I spend my time a little more carefully. Being a part of this great team has really stretched me and helped me become more creative and I am very thankful to have been a part of this team. They are an extremely talented group of crafters and I hope you continue to enjoy their challenges. The above tags are all made with Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke and I am going to make this part of a class which I will hopefully have more time to put together soon!
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Well, this has taken me long enough to figure out all the technological aspects of making a class but there has to be a first time! I have made a PDF file of instructions for these four cards if you would like to have it. I am going to be doing some classes where I work. I do have a PayPal account and will be asking $5.00 for the instructions for this class. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the instructions and I can email them to you. Thanks for dropping by!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Angela - she may be still sharing them. It has been really helpful to see which paper I like. I have been wanting to use this new stamp set since I got it in June and finally have had time. I used the Dotted Scalloped Border Punch at the bottom to cover up a mistake I made when I was stamping the sentiment and it covered it quite nicely and even added to the design!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I wasn't sure what to make for a school but since I teach Grade One I thought I would make a name tag. Our first unit will be about apples so I stamped apples from the Tart and Tangy set using Real Red, So Saffron, and Certainly Celery. I used the Serif Essentials Alphabet Bigz Dies to make the letters with Marina Mist. I think I will have to make one for my student teachers and assistants.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
This week's challenge is a color challenge - I find color challenges the hardest to do and ended up making the following two cards - very similar but I couldn't decide which one I liked better.
I thought then that I would try three ornaments.
I think I will use less Dazzling Diamonds next time - a little too clumpy. I used the Snowflake Extra-Large and punched out snowflakes in green and just folded them over to make branches. I am really liking the new color Cherry Cobble and want to try making more Christmas cards. Be sure to check out all the amazing designs of all the other goddesses.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
This week's challenge is to Keep it Simple Sweetie. I love the new Marina Mist color in Stampin' Up and it goes so well with Night of Navy. I used the new stamp set Punched Posies from the last mini. I used both the scalloped circle punches and the 1 3/8" circle punch inside. It was all very quick and easy. I just cut a 1 1/2" strip of Marina Mist and punched it with the Scalloped Edge punch and voila! Make sure you check out all of the other goddess's amazing creations!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Well, I didn't have any stencils so I just used two circle punches
to punch a paper and then made a stencil. Then I used a
sponge dauber to put in the colors: Old Olive, Night of Navy, and
Daffoldil Delight. Then I stamped a few Circle Circus
stamps and punched them out and it was quite effective. Make sure
you check out all the other designer's fabulous designs.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
week's challenge is a sketch challenge- I used the scalloped square bigz die to cut out a square and then trimmed in a little to make it fit a standard 4.25" x 5.5" card. Aren't the little bears too cute? They make a really good kids card! make sure to check out the other designers blogs and see what they have made this week!
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
This week's challenge is "Seeing Double" - be sure to check out all the great designs of the other goddesses. I found this color combination in the new catalogue. I have always loved the "Inspired by Nature" stamp set and I also used the "Watercolor Trio" from the Summer Mini. I did double of every thing but decided to make the daisies a little different to add a little depth to the card.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
I have been working on some packages of cards to give to friends at work who have helped me with my classroom this year. Angela McKay, my upline, gave us each a little something at our last demonstrator meeting and I thought these cute little bags would make a nice gift so I cut out some flowers and put them on and can fit about six cards in them. Little chocolates also fit in the extra space. I just thought I would enter this into your challenge.
Anything but a Card!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Sarah's blog because she made a marvelous Canada Day card with a new stamp set from Stampin' Up. I looked through the new Color Coach until I found a color combination I liked and I love Marina Mist combined with Certainly Celery. This was a great challenge and I enjoyed participating in it.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Sage Shadow is a retiring color - I don't think I have ever used it before. I guess I shouldn't say it is pretty when making a "manly" card but it is a nice color. My daughter Sarah, my friend Angelica and I actually worked together to come up with this design. I love those puppies riding in the back! I stamped the truck with Stazon and then embossed it with black powder. I then outlined the truck with a Sage Shadow pen and used a blender pen to lighten it a bit.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Well, I was looking for a new idea for end of the year gifts for many people who have helped in my classroom this year and I found the Pals Paper Challenge. These colors do look really great together.
It has been a challenging year and there are many people to thank!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Meilani has made a beautiful card - be sure to go to her blog. The green in the picture really stood out to me and then I picked up on the blues, pinks and a bit of yellow. Hope you enjoy the challenge this week.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Meilani's blog and see her lovely little boxes and check out all the recreations of all the other awesome goddesses.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
This week's Stampin' Royalty challenge is to use three colors in a card: Certainly Celery, Rich Razzelberry, and Pretty in Pink. The rest is up to you! Be sure to check out the marvelous designs of the other goddesses - especially Meilani's cute little box!