Saturday, September 29, 2012

Merry Christmas Pixie

Happy Saturday!!  I've been on a Christmas card kick lately - guess I'm just trying to get lots of cards ready so I can settle on our official cards for the season.  Today, I came up with this fairly simple one -

And I mimicked the front layout on the inside - 

I'm entering this one into the following challenges:

MarkerPop#7 - Color Something

Have a great rest of the weekend!


STAMPS - CC Designs Swiss Pixie Gretel; Amy R Big Christmas Wishes; Amy R Handy Christmas Greetings
INK - Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, VersaMark
PAPER - Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla; My Minds Eye Merry Days of Christmas 6x6 pad
COPICS - Hair - E35, E37, E29; Skin - E00, E01, E11; Clothes - R37, R39, R59, YG61, YG63, G94
OTHER - White Embossing Powder, Sizzix Fancy Labels Dies, Paper Piercer, Stampin' Up! Mat Pack, Icicle Stickles, Stampin' Up! Neutrals Brads, Corner Chomper

Friday, September 21, 2012

Color Throwdown Happy Birthday

I know someone who has a birthday this weekend so I decided to use the colors from this week's Color Throwdown to create a card for him.

Here's the card I came up with:

And here's the inside:

Short and sweet ;)

Thanks for stopping by,

STAMPS - Stampin' Up! Border Banter, Smarty Pants, and Happiest Birthday Wishes
PAPER - Stampin' Up! Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla
INK - Stampin' Up! Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake and Island Indigo
OTHER - Tim Holtz edge distresser and finger daubers

Monday, September 17, 2012

Some Odd Christmas

I'm playing along with this month's Some Odd Girl Sketch Challenge.  Here's the sketch:

I decided to rotate it 90 degrees and came up with this Christmas Card:

Looks like the glossy accents wasn't quite dry enough yet!

I decorated the inside using the same papers and the same sketch (there's a few less strips of scallops because I didn't want the inside to be too bulky):

Have a great week!


STAMPS - Some Odd Girl Tree Trimming Kaylee and Amy R's Handy Christmas Greetings
PAPER - Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake and My Minds Eye the Merry Days of Christmas
INK - Memento Tuxedo Black
OTHER - Scallop die by Sweet & Sassy, Corner Chompers, Stampin' Up! White Satin ribbon, Jute twine, and mini jingle bells, Glossy Accents, brads from stash, and yellow Glaze pen

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Petitte Floral Thank You

It's been a while since I've played along with the Lawnscaping Challenge, but I had to play along with this week's sketch challenge:

I followed the sketch almost exactly, but I flipped it 180 degreees and put the strip/circle at the bottom -

I stamped three of the flowers from Lawn Fawn's Petitte Florals set with a white craft ink on black cardstock.  Then I used three shades of red and a green prismacolors to color them in.I put some polka dot washi tape on a strip of black.  Then I heat embossed the LF thank you and added a pierced white scallop behind it.  I mounted it on a white card base then added a few rhinestones to the center of the largest flowers.

I love how the prismacolors pop on the black... great look!  And since I embossed the sentiment, I'm also playing along with CAS-ual Fridays embossing challenge this week.

Thanks for stopping by.


STAMPS - Lawn Fawn Petitte Florals and Thank You 
PAPER - Stampin' Up! Basic Black and Neenah Solar White
INK - Versamark, Stampin' Up! Whisper White Craft Ink
OTHER - Prismacolors, White embossing powder, rhinestones

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

White Out

I decided to ink up a stamp from The Greeting Farm and play along with the Farm Fresh Friday Challenge this week.  The challenge is to only use white (except for the image which can be colored).  Since I could only use white, I dug out some embossing folders that I liked and some border punches, and then a little glitter, all to end with this little beauty:

When it came to coloring in Beanie Anya, I decided to add in MarkerPop's weekly challenge of yellow.  I didn't want ALL of her clothes to be yellow so I added in some maroon and teal.  I recently started a mini art journal which right now consists of a bunch of pages using mists, distress inks, and stencils/templates.  The very first page in my book (which was probably the last one I worked on!) is one of my favorites and is where my color combo for Anya came from.  I used Aged Mahogany, Peacock Feathers, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks for this page:

And I'll leave you with a close up of the image:

Have a great week!


STAMP - The Greeting Farm's Beanie Anya
PAPER - Copic Xpress it Blending CardStock and Office Max White CardStock
INK - Memento Tuxedo Black
COPICS - Hair - E35, E37, E29; Skin - E00, E01, E02, E11, R01; Clothes - Y13, Y15, Y35, Y38, R39, R56, R59, BG10, BG23, BG57, BG49
OTHER - Lifestyle Crafts Embossing Folder, Fiskars Dotted Scallop Punch, Glitter Ritz Warm Highlight Microfine Glitter, Pearls from the stash, Corner Chomper

Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy Birthday Spinner

Have you seen the color combo at colourQ this week??

I love the combo (and the owl comforter inspiration is super cute as well!).  I just so happen to need a masculine birthday card and thought these colors were great.  As I got started, I decided to turn it into a tag instead of a full card, so here it is:

I took the birthday spinner from SU!'s Take a Spin set and colored it with markers then stamped it.  I didn't have a gray marker so I had used black, but I didn't like the dark color mixed in with the grean and teal, so I went over it all with a VersaMarker and embossed it with some silver powder... much better!  The spinner itself was a bronze color so while I had the silver embossing powder out, I coated the hardware so it matched the gameboard.  The base, that the twine is wrapped around, is a coaster that I covered with some black fabric tape.  I wanted it to have that game board feel. :)

On the back, I kept it simple.  I used another SU! stamp and the same markers as I had on the front.  Pretty straightforward.  

Here's a  closer pic of the front:

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps - Stampin' Up! Take a Spin and Bring on the Cake
Ink - Stampin' Up! Markers in Gumball Green and Taken with Teal; VersaMarker
Paper - Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake
Other - Stampin' Up! Game Spinners; Silver Embossing Powder; Stone Twine from the Twinery; coaster; 7 Gypsies Gaffer Tape; silver brads; Rock Candy Distress Stickles; Cropadile