Tuesday, March 4, 2014
It's Tuesday! And it is a Tuesday where another challenge on the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog begins. The theme for this two week challenge is "Anything Goes", so not matter what you make, it'll work this time around. Two free digital images will be awarded to a random participant, so get busy!
I need spring, so I decided to created this card using "Ladybug Flower" from the Sassy Cheryl's digital set of "Whoopsie, Bears and Flowers". And I decided to use my neglected Prismacolor pencils on this one (no gamsol). I simply printed the image onto Georgia Pacific cardstock, colored with my Prismacolor pencils, and spray with workable fixative.
I framed the image with black cardstock and placed on a card panel of patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs. I added some Baker's Twine and a white button.
Come on, Spring! Get here! We welcome you with open arms, LOL!
Have a great week.
Monday, March 3, 2014
My camera wasn't very cooperative in capturing the pink card panel, but I thought I'd share this with you any way. I'm thinking most of you would take any thing spring related at this point. WHEN WILL THIS WINTER EVER END?
I cut a circle with a Nestabilities die. I paper pierced around the circle.
I stamped the sentiment from the Hello Sunshine set, also from A Jillian Vance Design, Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a strip of white cardstock.
I arranged and adhered all elements onto patterned paper (sorry, source unknown). I paper pierced this larger panel and rounded the corners with a punch. I added three white brads.
I'm going to keep making springtime cards. It's got to work eventually, right?!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
February is usually a pretty busy month for me, but as I look ahead to March, I'm thinking March may indeed win the title of "the busiest month". I will need to truly balance and juggle some demands, that's for sure.
To make this card, I used the adorable Sassy Cheryl's digital image of "Dr. Seuss You Say?". I printed it onto X-Press It cardstock and colored it with Copic markers. This very CAS design simply has a strip of patterned paper from The Paper Studio along the side of the card. The sentiment is from There She Goes.
Don't forget...Sassy Chery's Challenge blog has a two week challenge going on right now. The challenge is to use a punch or die cut. Make sure you play along before Monday night.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
I'm beyond honored to be guest designing today for High Hopes. I have been a long time fan of their adorable images.
They have a weekly challenge blog. This week the theme is "Animals". I highly encourage you to play along. A random winner will be selected for a free rubber stamp and a chance to guest design in a future challenge.
For my card, I stamped the image "Ice Cream for Two" with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press It cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers and cut the circle with a Nestabilities circle die.
I framed patterned paper from Echo Park with kraft for the various layers to this card. The sentiment is from a Studio G dollar stamp. A cute little bone clip completes the details on this card.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, and thanks to High Hopes for the fun!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Want a reason to "Be Happy"? Here's one...you can find a new challenge on the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog. The newest challenge is to use a punch and/or die in your creation. Easy enough. Make sure you play along for your chance to win two free digital stamps from Sassy Cheryl's.
For my card, I printed the Sassy Cheryl's image of "Just Be Yourself" onto X-Press It cardstock. I colored it with Copic markers and fussy cut around Sally.
The panels of the card include a piece of white cardstock stamped with the A Jillian Vance Design's Sunburst Swirl using Adirondack Sunshine Yellow dye. The larger panel is patterned paper from Basic Grey.
Using a die-namics die from My Favorite Things, I cut the smiley face and the phrase "Be Happy".
Have a great week! Don't forget to BE HAPPY!
Monday, February 17, 2014
I think we will all be mighty happy when we see a little guy like hopping around in our grass (not snow) covered yards. Come on, spring! We welcome you with open arms.
This is a card I made using the set "Hello, Spring" from A Jillian Vance Design. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto some Spectrum Noir paper I picked up at Archiver's closing sale (I do like it...a cheaper alternative for sure). I colored the image with Copic markers and did some shading with Prismacolor pencils.
I cut around the image with a Nestabilities circle die.
Patterned paper from Darcie was used for the card panel. I dry embossed it with a folder and sponged with Distress Ink Spun Sugar. I paper pierced and faux stitched with a colored pencil.
I framed with all panels with pink cardstock, and stamped a strip of pink cardstock with the sentiment. I added pink buttons and Baker's Twine for the finishing touches.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! Now, how about a visit from spring, LOL.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Have you participated in the current Sassy Cheryl's Challenge "All About Hearts"? If your answer is "no"...why not? Two free digital images from Sassy Cheryl's are up for grabs to one lucky participant. You really can't beat that.
I decided to make a card that celebrates and represents the hearts of Buckeye fans and the heart of the men's basketball Buckeyes...senior Aaron Craft. He's pretty much amazing both on and off the court and will be sorely missed after this season. I thought I'd make this card in his honor before the ever-so-intense month of March is here, LOL.
To make this card, I stamped the Kraftin' Kimmie basketball player from the "You've Got Game" set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press It cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers (rosy cheeks are intentional!). I cut around the image with an emerald backdrop die from A Jillian Vance Design. I sponged around the panel with Marvy Grey dye, and framed with scarlet cardstock. The sentiment is from the Kraftin' Kimmie set.
The Buckeye leaves are also cut from the emerald backdrop die from A Jillian Vance Design. A button serves as the buckeye, with a little of Buckeye Blend Divine Twine tied onto it (also from A Jillian Vance Design).
The larger card panel is from The Paper Studio and is framed with scarlet cardstock. An Ohio State strip sticker was placed along the left edge of the card.
I'm thinking this card could meet the current challenge on Kraftin Kimmie's blog, Unconventional Valentines.
Thanks for visiting my blog today. Go Buckeyes!!!