Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Basketball


(If you are here for the Repeat Impressions Sketch Challenge, scroll down)

It's Hambo Hoedown Time!

For this week's challenge, we are to browse the very inspiring Hambo Pinterest boards.  You'll find some fun projects here,  and past Hoedown Best In Show winners here.

For my card, I actually was inspired by the faux wood on this card by Jeannie Thomas.

It gave me the idea to create a basketball court.  To do that, I used the faux wood technique on a piece of beige paper that was already textured and "grooved".  I used direct-to-paper with the following dye inks: SeaShells Sandal, SeaShells Peach Bellini and Shadow Ink Soft Gray.  Then taking a white colored pencil I drew in the 3 point arch, center court and traced around the perimeter.  I framed the court with black cardstock.

I printed the Hambo digital image of "Basketball" onto Georgia Pacific cardstock three times.  I colored the basketballs with Copic markers, along with the basketball hoop stand.  I adhered some white string to the net portion of the image.  I placed the court, the basketballs and the hoop onto a piece of patterned paper from Basic Grey.  I paper pierced around this layer and faux stitched with a colored pencil.  I framed the panel with black cardstock.

The sentiment is one of three included in "Basketball".  I framed it with black cardstock, and adhered a golden star brad above the sentiment.


I hope you can join in on all of the fun with us at the Hoedown this week. All of the challenge details can be found right here on the Hoedown Blog.  Remember you must use Hambo images to play along...but that's easy to do (there are some freebies here if you don't have any). If you play along this week, you will be sent next week's Hoedown image for free.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!  

Santa Paws



 It's Wednesday, which means it is time for a "What If? Wednesday Sketch".  You have two weeks to enter your card using the sketch posted on the Repeat Impressions blog...The House That Stamps Built.  All participants will have a chance to win a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate.  I hope you'll play along with us.

This week's sketch looks like this:





As you can see, I was rather liberal with my sketch interpretation.  I tilted the sketch by 90 degrees.  I changed the banner-like strip to a bone (cut by my Cricut with the "Paper Pups" cartridge), and I let the dog take the square's place.

I stamped the Repeat Impressions image of "Wagging Pup" (8106-I) with Marvy black dye onto X-Press It cardstock.  I colored the dog with Copic markers and cut around the image with my Cutterbee scissors. I added the Santa hat to the dog, by cutting red and white paper from a Memory Box die.

The bone was cut from kraft, and the large layer of patterned paper is from Bella Blvd, rounded with a corner punch and framed with kraft paper.

 

Want to see some more cards using this sketch?  Just head on over to the following Rock Stars:

 Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Scarlet and Gray All-Star


Goooooooood Gameday Morning!

Today, I wanted to share a card I made using an adorable image from Hambo Stamps.

I stamped the adorable Hambo image "Football Boy" (3702) with Marvy black dye ink onto X-Press It cardstock.  I colored the image scarlet and gray with my Copic markers.  I cut around the image with my Cutterbee scissors. 

With gray cardstock, I cut the Block O image with a jillian vance [die]sign from Spellbinders.  I framed this with black cardstock.  A strip of patterned paper from Sports Solution was placed behind the Block O and too was framed with black cardstock.  The larger panel is from Jillibean Soup and was framed with black and gray cardsrock.

The sentiment is from Hambo's digital image of "Basketball".  I cut the flag with a Nestabilities die, and attached a scarlet button, and tied some Buckeye Blend Divine Twine, which is also from a jillian vance.

I do believe it is now time to play the game.  May all of our beloved Buckeyes be all-stars today.  Go Buckeyes!


Friday, November 23, 2012

Wolverine Regrets


A few week's ago, I won a free digital image of my choice on Squigglefly.  So, of course, I chose a Cheryl Agler image.

As soon as I saw "Sally Is Going Back to School" image, I thought it captures how I feel each fall when summer vacation is over.  And then, I got the crazy, somewhat mean thought that this is probably how Michigan students feel about going to school.....Haha!  So, the idea for this card was born.

I printed the main image onto X-Press It cardstock.  I colored it with Copic markers.  I framed the image with blue cardstock.  The football is a very old PSX stamp.  I stamped it with Marvy black dye onto X-Press It cardstock and colored it with Copic markers.  I cut around the football and pop-dotted it.  The larger card panel is made from patterned paper from Free Bird.  It is framed with blue cardstock as well.  The sentiment is computer generated, and was cut with a jillian vance [die]sign from Spellbinders, also framed with blue cardstock.

This card was fun to make.  It gave me a laugh.  I hope it does the same for you, and that any M!ch*g@n fans visiting this blog will perhaps appreciate the good natured ribbing that takes place every year. 

May the best team win....GO BUCKEYES!!!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Joy To The World


Repeat Impressions Rock Star Karen Hasheck challenged us to make a holiday card using nontraditional colors for the latest Designer's Choice Challenge.  You can read all about this challenge on the Repeat Impressions blog, The House That Stamps Built.

For my card, I decided to go green, blue, gold and kraft.  I stamped the Repeat Impressions image of "Ornament Frame" (3814-K) onto kraft with Marvy black dye.  I cut around it with my Cutterbee scissors.  With a black marker, I drew the continents onto the ornament and colored with Prismacolor pencils.  I stamped "Ornament Frame" (3814-K) again onto a piece of gold cardstock with Marvy black dye. I cut around the top of the ornament lid and adhered to the ornament made from kraft.    An actual ornament hanger was used to complete the ornament.

Using Cuttlebug dies, I cut the letters "J" and "Y" from kraft so that I could spell the word "Joy".  I placed these letters onto a piece patterned paper from My Mind's Eye.  I paper pierced around this panel and faux stitched with a colored pencil.  This panel was then framed with kraft.  A golden ribbon and bow put the finishing touches on this card.


Be sure to check out the following Rock Stars for some more holiday inspiration:


As always, thank you so much for visiting my blog today.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Peaceful Observation


It's Monday! What better way is there to make a Monday more bearable, than with a Stamp of the Week from Repeat Impressions?  This week’s SOTW is "Peaceful Observation" (2001-M). The SOTW is available exclusively to Repeat Impressions blog readers at 50% OFF with the special discount code from Monday, November 19 to Sunday, November 25. To get the discount code and more information about the SOTW, please go to the Repeat Impressions blog, The House That Stamps Built.

I have been sick for three days and haven't really felt much up to stamping. You know, the annual sinus infection that just wipes you out.  So with little time and little energy I decided to make a one layer, CAS style card.  As it turns out, the image of "Peaceful Observation" (2001-M) is all you really need to make a great card as the image itself does all the work and doesn't need a lot of embellishing.

I stamped the image onto a X-Press It cardstock twice.  Once on the card layer, the other to color the cat with Copic markers and cut with my Cutter-bee scissors.  I placed the cat onto the card layer to add some dimension.  Crystal Stickles highlight the ribbon on the cat. I did a little Copic shading around the window.

Then, I simply added a ribbon and bow, and attached a snowflake brad.

That's it.

Other Rock Stars have been playing with "Peaceful Observation" (2001-M) too.  You really ought to go on over to see their beautiful creations.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope to be back to more creating soon.  

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Cornucopia


(If you are here for the Repeat Impressions Sketch Challenge, scroll down)

It's Hambo Hoedown Time!

For this week's challenge, we are to use burlap in our creations.

A total first for me.  I went to Hobby Lobby and learned that burlap comes in many colors.  Gotta tuck that information away for future reference.  I decided to get a light beige burlap, and incorporated it into my project.

The beautiful image is "Cornucopia" from Hambo Digital Stamps.  I printed it onto X-Press It cardstock and colored the image with Copic markers, along with some shading and highlights with Prismacolor pencils.  Crystal Stickles also adds some sparkle and highlights to the image.

Using the easel card tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers, I constructed my base and card front with burlap, patterned paper from Lasting Impressions, brown cardstock and kraft.  A circle Nestabilities was used to cut the circle, and paper piercing and faux-stitching was done with a colored pencil.  A rich rust ribbon was also used.

I used two of the three sentiments included in "Cornucopia" from Hambo Digital Stamps.  I printed them onto kraft, with the sentiment on the base being cut by a Nestabilities die.



I hope you can join in on all of the fun with us at the Hoedown this week. All of the challenge details can be found right here on the Hoedown Blog.  Remember you must use Hambo images to play along...but that's easy to do (there are some freebies here if you don't have any). If you play along this week, you will be sent next week's Hoedown image for free.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!  

Droplets on a Leaf






It's Wednesday, which means it is time for a "What If? Wednesday Sketch".  You have two weeks to enter your card using the sketch posted on the Repeat Impressions blog...The House That Stamps Built.  All participants will have a chance to win a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate.  I hope you'll play along with us.

This week's sketch looks like this:




Once again, I rebelled.  I omitted the long layer in the middle of the card, kept everything else though.

I stamped the Repeat Impressions image of "Maple Leaf Silhouette" (5127-K) with Adirondack Sunset Orange dye ink onto 100% Cotton Cardstock Watercolor Paper (from my friends at Marco's).  I did dab some Adirondack Butterscotch dye ink onto the leaf as well.  I then took a waterbrush to the stamped image and moved the color around.  I cut the leaf out with my Cutterbee scissors. 

I added some gluestick to the leaf, and then sprinkled some UTEE powder to the leaf.  I used a heat gun and watched the "droplets" appear.

I cut an oval from a Nestabilities die.  I sponged the dye inks of Adirondack Lemonade, SeaShells Peach Bellini, Adirondack Butterscotch, and Adirondack Willow onto the oval.  I paper pierced around the oval. 

Patterned paper from We R Memory Keepers, brown cardstock and kraft form the layers of this card.  I paper pierced and faux-stitched with a color pencil around the patterned paper.  I also dry embossed these patterned paper layers with a Darice folder.

The sentiment "For the Beauty" (3213-G) was with Versafine Vintage Sepia onto kraft.  A sheer brown ribbon was threaded through the sentiment.



Want to see some more cards using this sketch?  Just head on over to the following Rock Stars:
 Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Happy Birthday, Tim!



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We are dedicating this week's Hambo Hoedown to Tim!  Tim is the guy with the pencil at Hambo Stamps.  He's the illustrator for all of the fun images we use each week.  Happy Birthday, Tim!

For this week's Hoedown we are being challenged to use the burned edges/soot technique OR incorporate a checkerboard design or gingham into our creation.  I went with the latter option since I'm rather clumsy and could just see myself catching something on fire, LOL! 

For my card, I printed the Hambo digital image of "Toaster" onto X-Press It cardstock.  I colored the image with Copic markers and cut around it with my Cutterbee scissors.

Patterned paper from Hot Off The Press was used to created the card panel.  I paper pierced around the panel and faux-stitched with a colored pencil. The panel was framed with black cardstock.

Black and white gingham ribbon was used on this card.

The sentiment is one of three included in the Hambo digital image of "Toaster".  I framed it with black cardstock. 


I hope you can join in on all of the fun with us at the Hoedown this week. All of the challenge details can be found right here on the Hoedown Blog.  Remember you must use Hambo images to play along...but that's easy to do (there are some freebies here if you don't have any). If you play along this week, you will be sent next week's Hoedown image for free.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! 

Let Us Be Thankful


Repeat Impressions Rock Star Geri Utterback challenged us to create anything that gives thanks...a thank you card, Thanksgiving, etc.  Very appropriate, don't you think?

For my card, I stamped the Repeat Impressions image of "Cornucopia" (908-K) with Marvy black dye onto X-Press it cardstock.  I colored the image with Copic markers and added some highlights with Crystal Stickles.  I cut the image panel with a Nestabilities oval die. 

The card panels were made with patterned paper from K&Company and KI Memories.  I added to texture to both with Cuttlebug and Sizzix embossing folders.  I framed these panels with brown cardstock.  The card base is kraft.  Sheer golden brown ribbon was added to the card.
The sentiment is a portion of a sentiment from Repeat Impressions called "For the Beauty" (3213-G) and was stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia. 


Don't miss other great creations from the Rock Stars.  You'll be thankful you took the time to visit:

 Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Beauty of the Earth


It's Monday! What better way is there to make a Monday more bearable, than with a Stamp of the Week from Repeat Impressions? This week’s SOTW is "For the Beauty" (3213-G). The SOTW is available exclusively to Repeat Impressions blog readers at 50% OFF with the special discount code from Monday, November 5 to Sunday, November 11. To get the discount code and more information about the SOTW, please go to the Repeat Impressions blog, The House That Stamps Built.

I have two cards to share today.  

The first card was made by stamping the Repeat Impressions image of "Maple Leaf Silhouette" (5127-K) with Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves dye ink onto 100% Cotton Cardstock Watercolor Paper (from my friends at Marco's).  I then took a waterbrush to the stamped image and moved the color around.  I cut the leaf out with my Cutterbee scissors.  I added a transparent brown button with a tied bow of hemp string to the leaf.

On a strip of white cardstock that I scored and framed with black cardstock, I stamped "For the Beauty" (3212-G) with Versafine Onyx Black Pigment ink.  Arranging the leaf onto the strip, I then adhered it to a kraft cardfront that was rounded at the bottom two corners with a punch.


The second card was made in a much similar way to the one mentioned above, though I departed from a fall leaf to a spring/summer green leaf.  "Maple Leaf Silhouette" (5127-K) was stamped with Adirondack Lettuce dye ink onto the watercolor paper and the color was spread with a waterbrush.  I did add Versamark to the leaf to adhere some clear UTEE.  I applied heat with my heat gun, and the result is a very shiny green leaf. 

The sentiment "For the Beauty" (3213-G) was also stamped with Adirondack Lettuce dye ink. 

Kraft, black cardstock, white cardstock form the layers of this card.   Baker's Twine and three small black rhinestones put the finishing touches on this card.



Take a look at what the other Rock Stars created:
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!  Have a great week!


Sunday, November 4, 2012

¡Hola!

¡Hola!  (Are you impressed I figured out how to do that upside down exclamation point?).  I told you that you'd be seeing Hambo's digital image called "Cactus". I just love cacti images so I decided to use it again.

This time I printed the image onto some beige cardstock (not really kraft, but similar).  I colored the image with my Prismacolor pencils. I sprayed the image once colored with workable fixative.  I cut around the image with my Cutterbee scissors.   The sentiment is also from Hambo's digital image "Cactus".  I printed it also onto the beige cardstock.  I framed it with black cardstock.

The larger card panels are made from patterned paper from We R Memory Keepers (which was paper pierced and faux stitched with a colored pencil) and My Mind's Eye.  Also used are layers of the beige and black cardstock.

I pop-dotted the cactus onto the card, adhered the sentiment, and added a sheer brown bow and ribbon to the card.



¡AdiĆ³s! (aren't you impressed with my Spanish, LOL!)

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