I haven’t done a challenge for awhile so everybody is gone from the house tonight – Peter on a business trip and Matt at play practice… so since I’m home alone… well I decided to play and do a 2S4U sketch of the week.
What’s old is new again… old stamp – 2000 from SU!, scrap papers and a small scrap of ribbon (save everything!). Noodled it up with my Cuttlebug swiss dots and some nesties, stickers, punches and gems.
Thanks for looking!
Raspberry Tart paper by SU! is sitting on my table… I’ve had it for a year and have just started using it. I love the colors, I don’t know why I didn’t pull it out earlier. Stamps are CTMH, Nesties Labels 1, some button stacking and that’s about it! Here is the link to Mojo Monday #108 – Thanks for looking!
It’s been a long time since I spent a Saturday crafting, but Sheryl and Alisa came over and we just played with paper all afternoon! It was fun, I made pumpkin bars with brown butter frosting (to die for if I may say so myself), we watched general conference on the laptop while we crafted, and here are some cards I had fun making.
This one I’m submitting to Stampington’s Take Ten “We Challenge You” – based on the sketch they provided.
I love the cherry paper from Graphic 45! The Smile stamp is from CTMH, I also used my cool new Fiskars edge punch on this.
Another card I made was based solely on the paper — it’s Basic Grey Urban Prairie, and I love the little birds. The stripey paper is from CTMH. Again, used that fun new punch, and another stamp from CTMH.
Here is a card that I made for Beate’s challenge – Weekend Sketch Challenge #100. Again, using that cute paper from Basic Grey, stamp from CTMH, punches from Stampin’ Up.
Thanks for looking at my cards!
…It seems I was avoiding my scrap/craft room for the past month for a couple of reasons…
1. It really has been a super busy month.
2. It’s a mess in there.
So this week, instead of being my normally overwhelmed self who thinks I can’t create until it’s PERfEcTLY neat… I told myself “just clear off 3 feet of desktop and empty that basket, then you can play.” The next day I said to myself, “clean off the rest of the desktop and clean out THAT basket, then you can play.” And of course, once I start playing, the next day I want to create some more… wow, I’ve really been missing it! So maybe baby steps are in order in my scrap dungeon, and creative play and a little cleaning is better than avoiding eye contact with the big mess and doing nothing.
Meanwhile, looking at Jennifer McGuire’s blog today and seeing this video, inspired me to try some Layered Stamp Resist technique. Scroll down through her post; the video tutorial is towards the end, and it’s the first technique on the tutorial.
I created the card below using only one color of ink… Vineyard Berry. My background stamp is Sanded by SU! and the the other stamps are Western Flourishes and something else??!? from CTMH. The quickie version of the technique is
1. Stamp with your background stamp in one color.
2. Stamp over your stamped image with flourish/shape/whatever stamps in Versamark.
3. Emboss with clear embossing powder.
4. Brayer, pounce, sponge with the same color as the background – the embossing will resist the ink. I used a brush to color mine.
And here you go:
Layered Stamp Resist Technique
The strip in the middle is the one that I tried this technique on. I’ve also used some May Arts ribbon and some gold-foil stamped chipboard from XY&Z/Colorbok.
Thanks for looking!
This is my take on the Mojo Monday #76 sketch:
Mojo Monday #76
Here is a 5″ x 7″ birthday card that I made for my cousin Jana who I will get to see in Las Vegas this weekend, YAY! I’ve used CTMH papers called “Let’s Get Together”. The stamp image is from Magnolia and it’s a Tilda stamp I think — I just can’t remember the name of it… I love her little hat. I just colored her in with regular colored pencils. Ribbons and button are from my stash; the corner punch and slot punch are both from Stampin Up! and the sentiments are also from CTMH. Thanks for looking!
I’m home sick today and have no energy to do anything but
1. Sit and surf blogs.
5. Submit for a card challenge.
I haven’t submitted to Caardvarks or Mojo Monday before, so this is a first — Caardvarks challenge is a Kraft paper card which I have done using the Mojo Monday sketch which is…
Mojo Monday #75 Sketch
I am using some Beary Patch stickers that I got for a prize at a crop last month — I realize I’m a little late for Valentine’s day but I think I could still give this card year round. The little circles are those little cork pads that come 36 to a package at Dollar Tree — I thought they would work with this card.
I’ve also used a border punch and corner punch from Stampin’ Up! and the polka dot paper are some scraps from Teresa Collins’ Documented papers. Thanks for looking!
What a treat! I went to the St. Paul CKC Convention on Saturday and took 4 classes… it was fun to sit in the student’s seat and learn from the pros. The time goes by pretty quickly and we only have 50 minutes per class, but I have projects to keep me busy at home. This project is ready to go in 2009 and just needs pictures. I really liked the concept, it’s an album that is 12″x6″. The teacher was Marnie Flores and it was sponsored by Simple Scrapbooks Magazine. It has 2 covers and 8 pages inside — my holidays are New Years, Valentines, Easter, Father’s Day, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
We used SEI papers on this project and some SU! mini holiday stamps on the tabs. I’m not sure about the stamps on the title. My favorite product of the whole bunch are the Making Memories mini alphabet stamps — they are a fun accent on this project.