Jun 29, 2011

for my special "bud"

It's CAS-ual Friday Challenge #8 and this time it's all about getting edgy.   I hadn't used my nestabilities in a while.  So I thought,  "why not now?"

I recently bought this stamp and I just had to use it.  Isn't she the cutest thing?  The inside is stamped with for my special "bud".  Sweet, ain't it?  I think so.  Let me know what you think.
'til I craft again or have something to say...

Stamps: Sprout by MO MANNING (stampingbella.com)
Paper: White (Canson), Green (Hobby Lobby)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Peeled Paint Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Scallop Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Copics

Jun 27, 2011

Triplicate Trials Tuesday Challenge #3

It's Triple T time!

Here are the logistics:

Here is what I did:

The heart looks better in "real life" because you can see the snazzy glitter.

Please visit the Triple T blog for additional details and to see the other Triple T Team creations.
'til I craft again or have something to say...

DigiStamps: I Heart the USA (Designed2Delight)
Paper: White (Georgia Pacific and Canson), Colors (Hobby Lobby)
Accessories: Star Punch (EK Success), Copic Markers, Glitter, Foam Squares

Jun 20, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #7

It's Monday  and I'm two days ahead of schedule for adding my CAS-ual Fridays Challenge post.  Yippee!  My 7-step program for procrastination is finally working.  LOL!

This week's challenge is all about color blocking: placing areas of colors together to create a cohesive design.  I didn't know what I was going to do until I saw this Make It Monday #20: Reverse Masking video this morning.  This technique was the source of my inspiration and the rest as they say is history.

Please let me know what you think.
'til I craft again or have something to say...

Stamps: Delicate Leaf Clusters and Find Joy (Hero Arts)
Paper: White (Georgia Pacific)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), Broken Chinak Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: 1 1/2 Circle Punch (EK Success), Ribbon

Jun 15, 2011

Charge the Head, Not the Heart

Happy Hump Day - It’s Wednesday! What does that mean? Not only is it the middle of the week, but it also marks the time during the week where my last minute streak shows its ugly self...waiting to the last day of a challenge to post my card.

This quote sums me up in a nutshell: “If it weren't for the last minute, I wouldn't get anything done.”

Getting on with the business at hand…It’s CAS-ual Fridays Challenge time. This week’s challenge offered a lot of variety as your CAS card could contain any 3 elements listed (in the below pic) on the vertical, horizontal or diagonal.

As you can see in my card, I went with the top horizontal row: Chipboard, Gems and Emboss.

I have never used chipboard, but I think I’m in love once I finally figured out what to do with it. I inked it up, and then embossed it with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE). I got lazy and only did it once, so it didn’t turn out smooth, but hey the bumpy texture gives it character. That took care of two of the three elements. Then I added three crystal rhinestones for the dot dot dot in the sentiment. For the Pièce de résistance, I used a “fake” American Express card that I got from a credit card offer.

That about sums it up. Please let me know what you think.

Paper: White (Georgia Pacific), Kraft (Hobby Lobby)
Ink: Lady Bug Memento (Tsukineko), Fired Brick Distress Ink (Ranger), VersaMark
Accessories: UTEE (Melt Art) Chipboard, Crystal Rhinestones, Fake American Express Card, Microsoft Word

Jun 14, 2011

Sweet Birthday Bear Wishes

It's Tuesday!  You're like, "and...?"  And that means it's time for another Triplicate Trials Tuesday challenge!  I hope you will play along with us.

This Triple T challenge is based on the following elements:

 Here's what I came up with:

The beauty of this challenge is you have until Sunday, June 26th to participate.  So, you'll have plenty of time to play along with us and all of those other groovy challenges out there in blog land.   

Please visit the Triple T Challenge blog for additional details and to see the other Triple T Team creations.
As always. I appreciate the time you take to visit my blog. 

StampsBirthday Bear  (Beccy's Place), Birthday Cupcake (Inkadinkado)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Paper: White CS (Georgia Pacific), Colors (Hobby Lobby)
Other: Glitter (Martha Stewart), Star Punch (EK Success), Copic Markers

Jun 8, 2011

Turn that frown upside down

Hello, Hello, Hello! If you haven’t noticed the pattern yet, it’s CAS-ual Fridays challenge time. The pattern I’m talking about is my terrible habit of posting at the last minute. I know I have problem. Like the lyrics from one of my favorite gospel songs by Albertina Walker…"Please be patient with me, God is not through with me yet."  I’m a work in progress.

This CAS-ual Fridays challenge is based on the following sketch:

This is my contribution...

Please let me know what you think.

Thanks, Alberta


Paper: White and Colors (Hobby Lobby)
Accessories: Cream Soda Thickers (American Crafts), Circle Punches (EK Success), Microsoft Word, Foam Squares

Jun 5, 2011

Thanks a Latte

I made this note card set as a gift for a friend's birthday.  They are pretty simple but I think they turned out pretty good.  What do you think?

'til I craft again or have something to say...

Stamps: Latte Love (Fiskars)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Paper: White CS (Georgia Pacific)
Other: COPICS, foam square

Jun 1, 2011

Graduation 2011

It’s another CAS-ual Fridays Challenge. This time it’s all about Graduation. When I saw this challenge, I knew immediately what I was going to do. Of course, I had to live up to my procrastinator status and post it at the last minute. They say the first step is admitting you have a problem. Fine…I have a problem. I am a procrastinator. Now what? LOL! Enough of that…back to the card. I totally stole, lifted, cased the idea from Kim Hughes. She has a fantastic card (Congrats 2011 Card) in the May/June 2011 issue of the Paper Crafts magazine, page 40.

This card is just a mere example of how great her card is and I only wish I could replicate its awesomeness exactly, but I did what I could. Excuse the graininess of the photo - the color red and my camera didn't get along very well this go round.  I used Microsoft Word to create the tag and the “2011” on the side. Any who, I seem to be awfully chatty today. What’s up with that? Ok…I’m stopping now, right now. Please let me know what you think about the card. Ok, for real this time. Bye for now!


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