Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown Sketch 251

Welcome Peeps to another installment of the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge.  The theme for this challenge is "It's in the Stars" (use stars).  Our sponsor this time is Di's Digis.  For my card, I used "Izzy's Stroll."

I had a difficult time photographing this card because the stars (which are silver) did not want to photograph correctly.  After several tries, I decided to scan it and see if it was any better.  At least the stars are not glaring.

The cardstock is from Stampin' Up.  The dp is Jillibean Soup 6x6 paper pad.  I printed and cut the image from Di's Digis using my Silhouette Cameo.  Then I colored it with Copics.  I used a file from the Silhouette store for the card base.  The stars are from a pack of red, silver and blue stars I got at Michaels a few years back.  I colored the silver stars with a pink Copic marker.  Impression Obsession is the maker of the sentiment called Vertical Greetings.

Challenges die cut Anything Digital (must use digi image) Celebrations (birthday)

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Exciting News

I am excited to be able to tell this now.  I have known for awhile, but couldn't tell until today.  I have been chosen to be on the design team at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.  My term starts on July 1.  So be sure to head on over there and join in the fun and come back here on the 1st to see my card.  The only requirement is that you use a patterned paper on your project.   She also has a Christmas Challenge so there is something for everyone and the only requirement there is to make a Christmas card.

The Patterned Paper Challenge is based in the UK.  Winners are chosen at random so everybody, regardless or your style, has an equal chance to win. The challenge begins on the 1st of the month and runs through the month.

I an pleased to be working with a great group of women from all over the globe for this team.  I'm looking forward to a lot of fun.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge June 24

We've come to the end of the month for the Wednesday sketch challenge over at The Outlawz.  Did you  know that The Outlawz  has a challenge for ever single day of the week?  Hop on over and check it out,  Our sponsor for this month has been That Craft Place.  For my card, I used "Chocoholic." 

The Sketch:

As you can see, I turned this sketch 90° to make the image fit.  The card is 5x7 inches.  Since OWH announced the end of their need for cards for the military, I have been experimenting with various card sizes.  Although I used an oversize embossing folder to emboss the blue layer, it doesn't show up too well in the photo.  The image was done with print and cut with my Cameo and then I colored it with Copics.  I also used a Silhouette file to cut the oval layers.  The ribbon is from Recollections.  The bling is from Want2Scrap.

Challenges entered: AG Die Cut Anything Digi Goes CAS

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge June 17

Can you believe it's the middle of June aready?  Time is just flying by!  It's once more time for The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge.  Come on over and check out the great cards the DT have made for this challenge.  The sponsor for the month of June is That Craft Place.  While you're at it, check out her adorable images.

The sketch:

Materials Used:

Stampin Up cardstock
Spellbinders die
Want2Scrap bling
Unknown ribbon
Copic Markers

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown June 16 - Mr. Handy Man

Hi Peeps.  It's time for a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.  The theme is "Mr. Handy Man."  Our sponsor for this challenge is Deedee's Digis. I chose to use "Tool Time" for my card.

In keeping with my experimenting with different shaped cards, I chose to do a box card this time.  I used the precolored images from this collection.  The box shape is a Silhouette file.  I printerd and cut the tool shapes using the Cameo.  For the sentiment, I colored it with Copics.  This was a fun shape to work with.

Challenges: Father's Day Father's Day Masculine For Dad Father's Day Fasther's Day Father's Day Man/Boy Father's Day For the Boys or Father's Day Father's Day

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Another Blue Card

I was joking with a friend that this is part of my "blue period" since the card I mad yesterday was blue too.  Blue is my favorite color so I guess it's no surprise that I use a lot of blue.  Again, I made this card just because.  It was for no special reason.  After I finished it, I looked at today's Paper Playful to see where it fit.

It is another shaped card, a side step card, cut on my Cameo.

Front view:

Side view:

Since all the materials I used on my card yesterday were still on my craft table, I decided to use more of them for this card.  I tried something different for the coloring of my image.  I printed the image with Memento Jet Black Ink onto a piece of American Craft cardstock.  It was an experiment that actually worked.  I then colored it with Copics.  I expected that the colors would bleed  but they didn't. Voila, success!

Materials used:
American Craft cardstock - solid colors
Basic Grey - Marrakech 6x6 paper pad
Michael's paper flowers
Michael's bling
Spellbinders dies
Cheery Lynn leafy flourish dies
Technique Tuesday sentiment stamp

Challenges entered: AG Include a die cut AG

Saturday, June 13, 2015


Saturday and nothing exciting to do this morning do I decided to make a card.  This time I went into Paper Playful and found six challenges that would work well together.  I fired up the Cameo, got out some cardstock, flowers, bling and a Spellbinder die set and went to work.  I decided to make a center step card for the fancy folds challenge.  I am showing two views; one which shows off the folds and the other head on.

Blue cardstock - Amercan Crafts
Desiger paper - Basic Grey Marsakech 6 x 6 pad
Die - Spellbinders Decorative Labels 23nty-eight and Majestic Labels Twenty Five
Flowers (large) Wild Orchid; (small) Prima
Bling - Want2Scrap
Stamp - Technique Tuesday
Card Base - Cameo Square Center Step Card Basic

Challenges: Something Blue Flower Power Monochrome Fancy Folds Use Die Cuts AG