Monday, November 24, 2014

GCC1124 - Hello

It's the last Monday in the week, so that means that there is a new challenge posted over at the Outlawz.

This week, the theme is Anything Goes since it is the last Monday in the month. Come along and enjoy the fun. The Sponsor this week is Rick St Dennis and the image is High-flyin Mouse. I used this sketch from Pinterest/Stuck!? Sketches.

Challenges submitted to:
Addicted to Stamps - Lots of Layers, Challenge #92
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes, Nov 18-24

Papers: Neenah, xPress-it blending cardstock, SU basic grey, Bazzill, SU daffodil, The Paper Studio (Ninth Street).
Stamps: Rick St Dennis - High-flyin Mouse, SU petite pretties.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Cricut, Sizzix dies, Glossy Accents (goggles and windshield).

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Happy 7th Birthday Maddie

I made this card for my friend's 7 year old for her birthday. It was a Frozen theme, with ice skating. I kind of figured since we were invited to go skating and the party was at the rink. I used a coloring book page for the image. I wanted both Elsa and Olaf in it so this one seemed to be the best. This card took me 3.5 hours to finish. I think part of it was searching for the image, printing it and then determining the papers to use but still. I told Jodi the mom, to be sure and save this one. I added glitter pen to the dress and the magic. I really like how Olaf came out.

I wish I had been able to see Maddie's face when she opened it. The first picture was taken with the flash so you could see the glitter paper and pen and the second was taken without.

Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital cardstock, The Paper Studio glitter paper, DCWV, American Crafts.
Stamps: Coloring page - Elsa and Olaf enjoying a warm and sunny day, SU Garden Greetings.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, punch, Gem, Sizzix die, Stickles, popdots.
Inks: Copics, Memories.

Monday, November 17, 2014

GGG1117 - Happy Thanksgiving

It's Monday so that means there is a new challenge posted over at the Outlawz. Come on over and play  along.

The sponsor this week is: All Dressed Up and the image is Little Flower Girl.

Our theme is Thanksgiving. I've said it before,  but these colors are so hard for me. This card looks so much more vibrant in real life.

Challenges submitted to:
Through the Craft Room Door - Nov 11-17 Anything Goes
AAA Cards - Thanksgiving
Come and Get It Challenge - Thanksgiving Traditions
Hiding in My Craft Room - HIMCR #174 Think Fall

Supplies :
Papers : Neenah, Hammermill digital cardstock, SU chocolate chip,  SU boroque burgandy,  SU peach parfait, DCWV, Athentique,  The Paper Studio.
Stamps: All Dressed Up  - Little Flower Girl, Fiskars.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, homemade enamel dots.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir,  Memories.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Happy 70th Birthday Barb

My friend Kim's mom Barb turned 70 last week but had her party Saturday. She loves martinis,  martini glasses,  anything martini so I had to buy this stamp last weekend from boot camp. I knew she'd love this.

I used some of the techniques I learned in Copic boot camp last weekend.

Barb said she thinks I'm an amazing artist. What a nice compliment.

I used Jen Dove's card for the layout and sample from the image package to create this. I don't have all the colors so I had to ad lib and create my own with layers of colors.

Challenges submitted to:
Through the Craft Room Door - Nov 11-17 Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can - Use your markers
The Ribbon Girl Blog - Use Red and Ribbon

Papers : Neenah, Hammermill digital cardstock, Bazzill, SU garden green,  The Paper Studio.
Stamps: Talk About Impressions - Antini, Inkadinkadoo.
Accessories: Cricut, Phrases cartridge, Bazzill flower, ribbon,  SU circle punches, Glosay Accents, pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Memories. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

GCC1110 - Thanks.

A new challenge has been posted over on the Outlawz. Come on over and join in on the fun.

The Sponsor this week this week is: Beansie Doodles and the image is Diner Girl Darna.

The theme this week is "Veteran's Day - send a card to a Veteran". I was going to print the words "for your service or for serving" and adhere under the word thanks, but I ran out of time. 

I personally feel we should always be thankful for the Veterans as their sacrifices and service is what keeps me free and able to do the things I do. 

I spent last weekend at a Copic Boot Camp so tried some of the techniques I learned or refreshed my brain with. I used darker reds and blues to blend and give more contrast.

Papers: Neenah, xPress-It blending cardstock, Bazzill (red, white), American Crafts (black), Recollections.
Stamps: Beansie Doodles - Diner Girl Darna, Studio G.
Accessories: Cricut, Paper Lace cartridge, another cartridge (tag), Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, EK Success punch, homemade enamel dots, pop dots. 
Inks: Copics, Memories.

Monday, November 3, 2014

GCC1103 - Happy Birthday Autumn

A new challenge has been posted over on the Outlawz. Come on over and join in on the fun.

We had two Sponsors this week. Sween N Sassy Stamps and Whoopsidaisy Digis. The Sponsor for my card this week is: Whoopsidaisy Digis and the image is Sheet 517.

The theme this week is "Fall Colors". Boy oh Boy was this theme hard for me. I get stuck in such a rut with using bright and cheery colors that I struggle when I have to use other color schemes. I decided to make this card for my good friend Autumn for her birthday. She not only has the name, she loves fall and the colors that go along with it, so what a perfect card/theme for her. Autumn has long brown hair, too, so it's perfect. It's in the mail today (yes, the card is going to be late, but I did wish her a Happy Birthday on her actual birthday so I'm good.) I used my Cricut for the leaf circle. I really like how it came out. The sketch this week is from Deconstructing Jen DS175

Challenges submitted to:
DS175 - Deconstructing Jen sketch # 175
Fantabulous Cricut - challenge me monday #235 - anything goes
Hiding in my Craftroom - HIMCR #172 Fall Colors
Cupcake Inspirations - challenge #285 - fall

Papers: Neenah, xPress-It blending cardstock, DCWV, SU Chocolate Chip, SU Peach Parfait.
Stamps: Whoopsidaisy Digis - Sheet 517, SU Garden Greetings.
Accessories: Cricut, Holiday Cakes cartridge, Ribbon.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories.