Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Crafty Creations challenge #83 White Plus One

Hello Everyone
Reporting in from the SUN. Just a reminder that I am out on the road. So supplies are limited.  You all are going to be sick of seeing the same images used.  I think that I'm starting my own challenge of How Many Different Cards can be made using the same image.
Before my laptop decides to go crazy and dump every thing that I have typed in I will get to the details.

Entry Details
Image is from Stampotique
Background Image is from Stampin Up
Glamour Dust
White Tull 
Thank You for considering my entry.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Quixotic #38 Shiny Happy Pepople / Mo's #46 Halloween Hoots / Sentimental Sundays #18 clean & simple

Hello Everyone
Not too bad here on the SUN today.  Hope everyone had good weekends.
Thank You for visiting.

Entry Details
Image Mo's Jazzed Up
Tim Holtz Distressing Inks to color
Hair & Skin Copics
Glamour Dust
Glossy Accents

Creative Imaginations Sticker From Michale's &  Ribbon
Thank You for considering my entry.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Stampotique Challenge #14 Not So Sweet 16 SDC14

Hello From the SUN
I'm here in El Centro, Ca. where it has been 116 durning the day & 90 at night.Since I'm on the road my stamp inventory is limited.  I stamped some images before leaving home to cut down on the weight of my luggage.   I love this little one so I think that she is cute.  But this was the closest thing I had from Stampotique to a "Not So Cute"  as I could get. Well, I had better get to the details.  Thank You for visiting.
Entry Details

Glamour Dust
Black Tull
Impression Obession cover-a-card for background
Thank You for considering my entry.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

S2G Challenge #70 Twist Yellow

Hello Everyone,
Well, I haven't melted yet.  It has been around 116 durning the day here with low's of 90 at night.  Since I'm out on the road my supplies are limited. The orig. ideal I had for my entry was to mount the Mermaid w/cat on acetate and stamp a school of fish on the card cover.  But could not find any at Michale's.  I haven't managed to make it to any of the shops down in San Diego.  That's a two hour drive from were we are in El Centro.  So this is what I came up with. Also I tried to do a blue wash over the mermaid to give her a in the water look. But not happy with the result. Well, I had better get to the details of my entry. Thank you for visiting.
Entry Details
S2G image
Tim Holtz distressing inks to color
Copics for hair & skin
Glossy Accents
Glamour Dust
Martha Stewart Shell Borader punch
Yellow Tull Bow
I think that is every thing. Thank You for considering my entry.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Fav Time of Year Challenge #8 Sunday's With Crissy

Hello Everyone,
Hope this finds all doing well.  This will be a short one.  On my way to CA. again.  El Centro this time.  Not as much fun as San Diego.  Oh, well will get to be with hubby durning his off hours. Thanks for visiting.
Tim Holtz Distressing Inks to Color
Glossy Accents
Martha Stewart Silver Gliter
Serendipity Stamps Sticker
Thanks for considering my entry.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sentimental Sunday #16 Ribbon & Lace

Hello Everyone,
First Thank You all for all the kind comments that you left for my Bluebird entry last week.  And Savannah  "Puppy" said to Thank You .It's a omen, I just finished this card in fact it is drying. When I started to check my challenge list. And here's your challenge. It couldn't be a better fit.  So maybe Mr. Rndom # guy will pick this one.  Again I have lots of pictures for this week's entry. As you will soon see if there's a dog in a stamp/digi I will try and find a way to convert it into my Savannah.  Even if that means coloring in her face on the wronge side.  So before any one thinks that I don't know what my baby looks like, I do but it seems that most of the time her color side is faceing away.  Thanks for visiting us.  Have a good week.
Entry Details
Image from Mo's  Jazzed Up
Tim Holtz Distress Inks to color
Copics for Hair & Skin
Glamour Dust
Glossy Accents
Cuttlebug Corners
My Minds Eye paper
Cuttlebug Notes Embossing Folder
Just got this stamp from Paperbag Studios
Black Tull for Bow
Thank You for visiting us & for considering my entry.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

CCT Challenge #125 Treemendous /MDP Challenge #44 Bit of Inspiration

Hello Everyone,
Hope this finds you doing well. I guess with this challenge I'm getting a jump on Halloween cards.Thanks for visiting & have a good weekend.

Entry Details
Image from Mo's "Trick or Treat"
Colored with Tim Holtz Distressing inks
Black Tull for Bow
Lg. cover a cardTrees stamp from Impression Obsession
Thank you for considering my entry.

Friday, August 13, 2010

S2G Challenge #69 Twist Notebook Paper

Hello Everyone,
Happy Friday the 13th. hope this finds all doing well.  As promissed I've used S2G images for this week's challenge.  Boy have I used them. This is Collin & he goes back to school on the 17th.  He loves school & is a bit of a bookworm.  So sometimes it's kind of hard to find a digi or stamp that really fits him.  Ethan & Stella as you have seen have toooooo many that fit them.  Any way my Mom's Birthday is in a few weeks & I  had cards made for her from Ethan & Stella but  having the hardest time with one from Collin.  All the "Bookworm" digis or stamps have the child wearing glasses so that was not a fit for Collin.  So while the orig. card I was working on for this challenge was to be for Collin on his first day at a new school.
I had the inside done with a note wishing him good luck. Then while using his school picture from last year for lining up placement for photo corners for the picture that I am sure that my Mom will get of him either getting on or off the buss.  The light came on that this would make the perfect Birthday card from him to my Mom.  So I had to do a little rework on the inside.

Also I have to give a BIG Thank You to Miss. Georgia of the S2G DT. The sample card she did for this week's challenge gave me the ideal for this card.  So now that I have yet again managed to produce a small novel I will get to the details. Thank You for visiting. Have a good Friday the 13th. & enjoy your weekend!

Entry Details

All images used are from one sheet of S2G's Fall Sept digis
Gloss Accents
Tim Holtz Distressing inks to color
Paper from the Lush collection
Inside Paper used is Tim Holtz from one of his Paper Packs
Thank You again for visiting & considering my entry.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Crafty Creations Challenge #80 Winged Things

Hello Everyone,
Hope this finds all doing well.
Thank You for visiting & for considering my entry.

Entry Details
Image : Lg. Bee Stamp by Jo Capper-Sandon
Paper s Basic Gray Paper Pad Manilla
Tim Holtz Distressing ink Vintage Photo
Cuttelbug Corners
Glamour Dust
Beads & Ribbon some that I had
Thank You again for stopping by & considering my entry.

SDC#13 Wings,Wings,Wings

Hello Everyone,
Hope this finds all doing well.  I'm a little under the weather today.  So this is a short post.
Thank You for visiting & considering my entry .

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sentimental Sunday #15 Anything Goes

Hello Everyone,
Hope this finds all doing well. I was inspired by a Card that Karen B.over at The Bald Dragonfly
made. You have to go check her's out.
For mine: You have heard of Pheasant under Glass?  Well, I have Bluebird under acetate.  I think that I have found a way to use acetate that doesn't make me want to set it on fire.
Unlike Karen B. I used distressing ink to color my Bluebird before I used the Glimmer Mist.
It was a hard call not to use the back of my image for this one.  I just could not get the red/orange color right on the front.  But the back was just the color I was looking for.  I thought about doing a window or just make the front of the card acetate.  But I did not have a big enough sheet for that.
But I think that it turned out quite nice. Well, I had better get to the details.  Thank You for visiting.
Entry Details
Image is from Tiffany Doodles it's Bluebird 3
Tim Holtz Distressing inks: Broken Glass & Faded Jeans for the blues
Tattered Angles Glimmer mist in Frost & Antique Brass

Crackel for the branch & feet
Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Sun Kissed Paper from the lemonade collection Basic Gray
Ribbon that I got on my last trip to Mom & Dad's

Inside Card

Image from Tiffany Doodles,Glossy Accents, Copics  & Glimmer Mist.  I used distressing ink for the nest before the Glimmer Mist.  But as it dried the color was dulled.  So I went back over it with my Copics.
This is the sheet that I used when I applied the Glimmer Mist to my bird & thought that it would make a good inside cover sheet

The Peace & Faith stickers are from
Sorry that this was such a long one.
Thank You for considering my entry.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

CAS CASEing the DT

Hello Everyone,
Hope this finds all doing well & that you had a good Sunday.
Thank You for visiting.
Entry Details
Jo Capper-Sandon Lg. Bee Stamp
Tim Holtz Distressing ink to color
Photo corners are from Cuttlbug
Paper from Basic Gray Manila paper pad
Flower Soft
Crackel for the wings

Sticker from  Serendipity Stamps
Stick pen from Quixotic Paperie
Ribbon & Beads some that I had
I think that covers it.
I know that when you look at my entry your going to what to ask if I know what CASEing is. But this is as close to CASEing as I was able to get.
Thank you for considering my entry.

Quixotic Challenge #35 Life's A Beach

Hi Everyone!
Hope this finds all doing well. I will try and keep this one short. (Don't hurt yourself laughing)
Thanks for taking time to visit.

Entry Details
Image is a Mo's
Tim Holtz Distressing ink
Copics for Hair, Skin & Shading of towel
(I started to use TH Distressing ink for skin but didn't like where it was going)
Flower soft for sand & Flower in hair
Glamour Dust
Crackeled the Starfish
Martha Stewart Gold & Silver for braclets
Martha Stewart Shell Boarder Punch
Stick Pens from Quixotic
Sentement from S2G
Ribbon that I got on a trip to San Diego
I think that covers everything.
Thank You for considering my entry.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

S2G Challenge #68 Back To School

Hello Everyone,

So now you would think that after being a guest designer that my first card back into the challenges would have a S2G stamp.  And normaly it would (you can hear the but coming, can't you?)
 When I got home from San Diego I came bearing gifts from Uncle Nick for the little ones.  While Ethan & I were going over his bag he stoped & in a small little voice he said"Can you make Uncle Nick a card that goes in a envelope & Thank him for my bag?"  That just melted my heart!!!!  This coming from a 4yr. old who hadn't even finished checking out his gift!
This is what Ethan decitated to me!
Ethan & Stella needed help with their names,but Collin did his.  This is the only part that the other 2 had in the card.

So Thanks to S2G Challenges being open (That's A Big Thank You Ladies!) This seemed to be the perfect chance to show off what my little helper & I came up with. We have the color red in there & as for the Back To School, I'm sure Collin will have to take his bag at least 1 time with him.  The other 2 aren't ready for school yet.
 I felt kind of bad about sharing Ethan's card with the other two since he came up with it all on his own but he was ok with it.
 Thank goodness since I had to do it Now!!!! Auntie Bev!!!  That I didn't have to make one for each of them to send. 
 I emailed it to Uncle Nick since I'm headed back to San Diego in a couple of days. 
(That's a secreat because it was to be put into a envelope & mailed. ) But I will give it to him when I get there.  Sorry about the long post.  But it was such a sweet story to go along with the making of the card.  I couldn't help it.
Thank You for stopping by for a visit & considering my entry. Promiss next entry I will use a S2G stamp.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Stampotique Challenge #12 Sketch (SDC)

Hello Everyone,
Hope this finds all doing well.  We are hot,hot,hot!!!!!  Thank You for taking time to stop by and visit.  As you can see it's another Jasmin card.  I just love her.  I need to ask Jo to make her some new outfits. (LOL)  Today she is in a bed of Flower Soft.

Entry Details
Jasmin by Jo
Tim Holtz Distressing Inks for shirt
Copics for Hair & skin

Flower Soft
Martha Stewart Borader Punch
Glamour Dust
Thanks again for stopping by & considering my entry.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sentimental Sunday #14 Switch It Up

This challenge is about trying something new.  Well, this one has alot of something new.
I did the paper by using Tim Holtz distressing inks & a spounge.  Then there's the acetate. I've never had much luck with using acetate in this way. And not sure that I will again.  I think the first thing I did wrong was load my stamp " Pineapple from Impression Obsession" with too much ink & then took too long to stamp. When I put the stamp to the acetate it stuck.  Then I couldn't get any color to stay.  So I restamped the image on my Copic's paper painted with Distressing ink, cut that out & glued  to the back of the acetate. But even with all that I'm ok with how it turned out. You can kind of see the green.
I kind of like the ink spots too. The border punch is one of Martha Stewarts. I think that covers every thing. Thank You for stopping by & for considering my entry.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

CCT # 123 Text

Hello Everyone,
Hope this finds all doing well.  I've been keeping busy with all the new toys that I got while in San Diego & Cincinnati.  I've decided to try coloring/painting with distressing inks.  So what do you think?  I'm still having issues with the brushes.  I can't seem to find a aqua brush that I like.  Someone at one of the shops thought that maybe it was also the paper I was using.
Well, I had better get onto my entry details.  Thank You for stopping by.

Entry Details
Stamps used are from Serendipity Stamps
As much as I move this was a must have
Tim Holtz distressing inks I love the weathered look that I got
Ribbon from a shop in Cincinnati

Crackel for the sign
I love how this has turned out. 

Flower Soft
Bird feather from the yard
I think that covers it.  Thank you for stopping by & considering my entry.

CCC#78 Summer Lovin

Hi, this will be a fast one.  I've spent soooo much time playing with all the new stamps, inks & ribbons that I got while in San Diego that I'm almost going to miss the challenges.  Been having computer/Blogspot issues also.  Thank You for stopping by & considering my entry.
I Love lighthouses & this is one that wasn't too far up the coast from were we lived in N.C.  Hubby found this stamp while we were  in a shop in San Diego so that makes it special also.

Quixotic Color Challenge #34/CWC014 Bling It Up

Isn't she a cutie?  I fell in love with her when I saw her over at Mo's & it has been killing me waiting to use her.  Sorry that the picture isn't  the best.  It may be the Glamour Dust that is throwing it off.  You would not beleive how many I took just to get this one.  Well, I had better get on with the details of my entry.  Thank You for considering my entry.

Entry Details
Image Mo's Diva
Tim Holtz Distressing inks

Tim Holtz paper
Copics for hair & skin
Flower soft

Charms from Quixotic
Ribbon that I got while in San Diego
Beads that I had
I think that covers it.  Thank You again for stopping by & for considering my entry.