Sunday, November 29, 2009

Crafty Critters Challenge #13

Phew this was a long weekend! Nice though. The baby actually slept in her crib instead of her sling for the afternoon nap, so I got some nice craft time in while my 4 year old played next to me.

Challenge #13! This one was very neat. I've never tried to make a Split Negative card. Check out the tutorial, but it really is easy!

I chose to make a christmas card with black, white and SU Old Olive. The stamp set is PTI. I just used black and white embossing powder and filled in the ornaments with olive and silver. The glitter is a neat trick (thanks Jenny!) using double stick tape to adhere.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Two By Two, Part 2

Here is the second installment of my card kit pairs. This little guy just cracks me up. One of them is for my little cousin for his birthday.

Supplies came from a great secret sister I had on SCS. He is colored in with my Bic Mark-Its and highlighted with a Gelly Roll clear glitter pen. Both images are on dimensionals. I ran the ribbon through a Xyron 1.5" sticker maker for the adhesive.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Dino Borders

Hello! It's a crazy week this week, but I wanted to share one thing with you before the holiday. This border set is for a swap on SCS - boy themed. I just adore these cute dinos. They are from My Grafico digital stamps. The paper is all SU except for the DP which is DCWV. Buttons and ribbon are misc from my stash (I think I got the buttons from Wal-Mart in the sewing section - great deal!). Dinos are hightlighted with Stickles. The journal stamp is embossed with white embossing powder. Just need add paper and pictures to create my scrapbook layout!

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Crafty Critters Challenge #12

This challenge was a tough one for me! We were to make a backpack box with a children's theme. I definitely have to say although this is an adorable project, I may not make one of these again! I might though, just to see if I can do it a little better:)

I did try a really cool background - I saw someone do it on HGTV for a wall, and I thought it would translate well to stamping. I took a stamp pad and gently inked up bubble wrap - yes BUBBLE WRAP - and applied it to the cardstock for the background. Here I used white craft ink, but it's a little hard to see in this picture. Cardstock and inks are all Stampin Up - Green Galore, Gable Green and Chocolate Chip. Stamps are SU's Toy Box. Eyelets are SU Bold Brights and ribbon is misc from my stash. I did highlight the stars and space ship with clear Stickles (although I think I missed one of the dots on the spaceship - oops!).

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Two by Two, Part 1

I am so glad to say, my computer is back! It's been a long month, but I do have some goodies to share with you. I been playing with card kits again, and decided to do a run of posts featuring two cards made from the same kits.

Just some ideas on how to use the same supplies two different ways. Both images are colored in with my Bic Mark-Its and highlighted with Stickles.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sweet Friend

Hi all! I'm trying to catch up on some emails today, so I thought I'd stop by and post a card for you!

This card was created from (surprise) another card kit. I like that the colors are a little different from my normal schemes. I used supplies from the kit, plus some scraps from my stash.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Crafty Critter Challenge #11

Two days in a row! This is my card for our Carfty Critters latest challenge. We were to use no red or green, use Stickles and ribbon, and use any Christmas image.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Corrosive Challenge #37

I stumbled across Janet's blog this week and I had to play along. Great challenge!

Here is the card I made for the sketch. I have to say I love how this came out. Very rarely do I make a card that I fall in love with, but for some reason, this just tickles me. I used a digi stamp from Pink Cat Studios and colored her in with my Bic Mark-Its. Papers are SU So Saffron, Blissful Blue and I also used Green Galore ink. Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink (Mixed Messages). The flowers are from a punch, and the background it embossed with the swiss dots embossing folder. DP is DCWV, I think from the Glitter stack.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Tree Trimming Trio

I can't believe Christmas is fast approaching! Thanksgiving is less than 3 weeks away! I recently got this stamp set from Papertrey Ink and I just love it! I couldn't resist creating a few Christmas creations with it.

For the bookmark I used the words from the set and staggered them on a clear stamp block to create the background. I sponged over it with So Saffron ink. I filled in the garland with gold Stickles, and the star I went over with clear Stickles. The colors are all SU - So Saffron, Ruby Red and Always Artichoke.

The card I pretty much used all the same supplies as above.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!