Friday, October 30, 2009

A Box of Cards



This is turning out to be a very good day. One of my sons is coming to visit. I am starting to feel better and can talk again. I had time to do this project and make an apple pie. I love a day were I feel like I got something accomplished.
I am excited about this project. It is for the technique challenge at Stamp TV. Gina K's challenge is to make a box of gift cards. You can watch her show you how here. The best part is now I have a very nice gift to give. The base cards are Pure Luxury Soft Sand. The DP is called Perfect Day from CTMH. The stamps, ribbon and gift box are from the Showtime Holiday Cheer Set. I colored the stamps with Fiskars markers. I wanted the center of the image a different color. I am very happy with how this turned out and I know just who will be getting it. I need to order more boxes because I know I will be making more. I had a little trouble punching out the sentiment. My circle punch is just a little too small. I even stamped the back of the cards with a stamp from this set. It says, Homemade for you with love."
I hope you had a great day too!
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Stamp TV Collor Challenge 36

I made this card for the Stamp TV color challenge. The colors are Cranberry Tart (or Burgundy),
Green Apple (or Olive), and Ivory. The stamp set is A Very Merry Christmas by Theresa Momber. The card stock is from Stamp TV called Holiday. The ribbon is something I had. I used clear embossing powder on the corners. I colored the holly with Copic markers, and the berries with a red Spica pen. I stamped the sentiment with CTMH Vineyard Berry. The punched corners are done with a EK success punch.
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Color Throwdown, Just Us Girls

Today I found something else I love to make. The flower on this card was so much fun. It was made with tissue paper that was inked and cut with Nestabilities. I got the idea from LeAnne at Wee Inkling. She made one for the Just Us Girls Challenge Week 4. You can watch a video tutorial, there, so check it out!
The colors for Color Throwdown #66 are Rich Razzleberry, Elegant Eggplant and Bordering Blue. I didn't have Bordering blue ink, just card stock. The flower was inked with Bashfull Blue. I really like the way the Bordering Blue looks silver. The flower would look much better in that color. So that is on my wish list for the next SU class. The center of the flower is a SU Build a Brad with an Elegant Eggplant center. The Sentiment is from CTMH and cut with Nestabilities. I embosssed the strips with a cuttlebug folder. I just love making these flowers. They are easy and look great, and because they are tissue paper they will go in an envelope easily.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thanksgiving to the Troops

Here is another card I made over the weekend for the troops. I am home sick today. You can't teach first grade without a voice. I don't think I have the flu. I don't have a thermometer and with the hot flashes I can't tell if I have a fever. Other than that I am just very tired. The worst part is I was suppose to go a card class with some new friends tonight. I have been told that they have the best craft rooms. I really wanted to go to this class and see their craft room. Oh well, now I have something to look forward too.
The turkey stamp is by JRL Design Co. and colored with Copic markers. The corn stalks are from the set called Autumn Beauty by Theresa Momber at Stamp TV. The sentiment is a CTMH stamp.
I am going to take a nap and then make a card then another nap. That is my plan to get better. I have off the next two days for teachers convention but I don't think I will make it to Milwaukee unless I am feeling better.

Christmas in the 50's


This is me with Santa. I am trying to put a scrape book together of my life. The pictures from when I was little are in bad shape. That is because it was a l-o-n-g time ago. I used this week scrap book sketch over at Stamp TV. The holly is from Holiday Cheer Showtime Kit. The background paper is something my friend Terri gave me. I don't know who makes it.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Thanksgiving to the Troops

This is another card I made on Saturday. The art teacher asked for Thanksgiving Cards for the Troops. I made this card following the Unscripted Sketch for this week. The turkey stamp and Happy Thanksgiving are by JRL Design Co. I colored the turkey with Copic markers. The sunflowers are from the set called Autumn Beauty by Theresa Momber at Stamp TV. They are colored with copic markers. I used a cuttlebug folder to emboss the base card.
I added a light color to the inside to stamp Happy Thanksgiving.



Saturday, October 24, 2009

Let it Snow NO!!!



I have been out playing all weekend. My friend Terri and I went to a weekend crop. There were about 26 or 27 determined women. Terri completed 36 pages. She is amazing! I made a few cards, completed a few pages and was in awe with all the talented women I met. It is 12:20am and we have been at this non-stop since 8:30am. I hope this make sense.
Here is the first card I made. It is for Stamp TV's Potluck Challenge 36. The challenge was "Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow." I am not ready for snow yet at all. I used the Showtime stamp kit Holiday Cheer by Gina K. I used white embossing powder for the snow flakes in the sky. The trees are stamped with Memento Bamboo Leaves. I used a dauber with Memento Summer Sky and Angel Pink for the sky. The snow is Flower Soft Polar White. The sentiment is punched with a SU punch and Fancy Tags by Spellbinders. I think it turned out OK but I was having a hard time being creative. Maybe that was due to the fact that I am not ready for snow.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Potluck Friday 38


This is the card I made for Stamp TV's Potluck Friday Challenge 38. The challenge is to use **only** stamped sentiments, greetings, etc on your card. I used Melanie Muenchinger's stamp sent called Inspiration Mosaic. I paper pieced Lime Rickey pattered paper from my Eclectic summer TV Kit on the background. The card stock is Pure Luxury white and green apple. I am not sure about the ribbon. The green gems are from Hero Arts I think. I used a fine tip black marker to make the stitching lines around the blocks I think it looks like a quilt that way. I just haven't hauled out my sewing machine to use on cards yet. I love the look sewing has but I am too lazy to get out the machine and then put it away again. I have it way up high on a shelf in my craft room. Someday I will give that technique a try.
Well let me know what you think, and thanks for stopping.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Two Challenges


I made this card for Stamp TV Color Challenge 34 and this weeks Unscripted Sketches 27. The colors are Cranberry Tart, which is the base card, Fresh Asparagus, Light Blue and White. The blue is the sky. I used Memento Sky blue ink and a sponge dauber. The stamp, sentiment and the base card stock came from Gina K's Stamp TV Kit called Holiday Cheer. The snow is Flower Soft Polar White. The ribbon is from SU. I embossed the card stock with a Cuttlebug folder and went over three snow flakes with a white pen.
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Friday, October 16, 2009

Smart?


Hi Everyone, No card today. We had Parent Teachers Conference Thursday night and Friday morning. I thought I would post a picture of me teaching. I am using a Smartboard in this picture. I love using a it. A Smartboard is an interactive board that works with your computer. You can do so much with a Smartboard and the children love using it. Teachers today really have to keep up with technology to keep the children interested. You can see from the picture that I spend all my money on crafts because I only have one sweater. Not really but in the last two picture I am wearing the same sweater. If you have a chance to help a school get Smartboards go for it. Our building got them because of a reading grant. The five year grant was a lot of hard work but we all learned so much. We are now a model school and other teachers will be coming to watch us teach. I love sharing all that I have learned with other teachers.
Tomorrow I am going to a UW football game. I haven't been to one since I was in college. That was over 30 years ago. I know I will have fun but that means not cards. Maybe Sunday I'll get to play.
Have a great Saturday,

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Freebie Witch at Squigglefly

I made this card with a freebie Witch image that Lynne Stansbery offered at Squigglefly. If you haven't tried a digi stamp this is a great way to give one a try. Holly over at Hog Wild About Stamping is giving away a brand new Spellbinders Impressability to one lucky person who enters this challenge and leaves her a comment with a link to their card on her blog.
I colored my witch with copic markers. I just had to make the witch pop up. I wasn’t sure how to do that but I just guessed. I thought she would be scarier if she was hiding. When you pull up the hat there she is. I picked up the paper at one of the stores on the bus tour Saturday. I love all the colors in it. The "Boo" and inside sentiment are from a House Mouse & Friends set. The “Boo” is embossed with black embossing powder. The bats are a felt sticker.
Squigglefly 23 challenge is to make a Halloween card using black, orange, and purple with an embellishment of a spider, bat, or crow. I don’t have purple on this card. I seem to have forgotten to do that. I hope that is OK.
This card also works for Digital Tuesday Challenge.
She really is a scary witch don't you think?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Bigsby Mouse, Something New

A blog friend Dawn ask a favor. Her friend Karen Johson is an artist that draws unbelievable designs. She would like to start a digi image blog and offering her images for sale. She told Dawn to pass this image on to the talented ladies she knows. She sent one to me. I was honored. This is her first image Bigsby. This is the card I made with Bigsby. Isn’t he cute? I used Copic Markers to color him. The Christmas paper is something I had. The sentiment is a Stamp TV stamp. The layout is from Unscripted Stektches 26. I love their sketches. A good sketch is a great way to start a card.
I think Bigsby is pretty cute. What do you think?
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

A Very Busy Weekend

Hi everyone! Boy did I have a busy weekend. I could use a snow day tomorrow. ONLY KIDDING! We are suppose to get some snow tomorrow. Boy I am not ready for that.
I had a great time with on the Scrapbook Bus Tour. We went to three scrapbook stores . I really like the Scrapbook Super Store in Madison. That is were we started. The other stores were nice but they don’t have the tools like the Super Store does. I am a big fan of tools. My favorite stores growing up were hardware stores. I just love all the different tools and gadgets. That is why I am so hooked on card making.
I would have liked to go to Gina K's store but it is small and wouldn't be able to handle all the people that were on the bus. The picture is of my friend Terri and me. We are at the second store doing our make and take. Each store had wonderful make and takes.
Today I cleaned, did laundry, and went to the grocery store. Then I cleaned up my card stock scraps in my craft room. When that was done I just had to try the Stamp TV technique challenge for this week. The second picture is my project for this week's challenge at Stamp TV. It is a candy challenge. I used the new set by Theresa Momber called A Very Merry Christmas for the bells. I embossed them with Stampenodous Jeweled Gold and colored them with Copic markers. The little stocking on the candy nugget, the pillow box, and ribbon are all from the new Stamp TV set called Holiday Cheer by Gina K. I made two other cards and a cute Frankenstein box that I will show you later this week, so please stop back.
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Stamp TV Sketch Challenge32

Hello, Well this is the last card I have to post this week. I made this card for Stamp TV's Sketch Challenge 32
The stamp set is A Year in Flowers by Melanie Muenchinger. The rose is stamped with SU Rose Red and colored with Copic Markers RV32 and RV34. The stem and leaf are stamped with SU Always Artichoke and colored with Copic markers YG03 and YG23. The ribbon is SU Rose Red. The base card is Pure Luxury Green Apple. The DS paper is Vintage Holly Quarters from Stamp TV. I love this paper. It is digital paper and it so easy to use. I like that it is light weight. That makes is so easy to work with. The brown on the edge is on it when you print it. You just go on line to Stamp TV buy it and it is sent to you right away. You print it and your ready to go. It would be great if that is how I got all my paper. Just think of how much space I would have in my scrap room. Unfortunately I love paper. When I go into a scrapbook store and see something I think is pretty, cute or different and I just have to have it. I don't always know what I am going to do with it but I buy it anyway. I really, really like this paper. The best part is that I can make it anytime I want. The paper comes in quarters. That means there are four different prints on a sheet and they are the perfect size for a card.
I am not sure I will have a chance to make a card until Sunday. Saturday I am going of a bus trip to scrapbook stores with a very dear friend. It is an all day event starting with breakfast and a make and take at the Scrapbook Super Store in Madison. I am very excited about it. I have a feeling it is going to make my credit card melt from over use. Oh well what's a girl to do.
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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Technique Challenge Stamp TV Shimmering Background Paper


This is my card for this weeks technique challenge at Stamp TV. I use Pure Luxury 120 weight white card stock and embossed it. Then I used a Sakura Clear Stadust Pen on the swirls. That is the technique called Shimmering Background. It doesn't show up to good on this picture but it looks great in real life. I used Melanie Muenchinger's stamp set called, Say it with Flowers for the poinsettia and sentiment. The little gems in the center of the flower and the ribbon were in my stash.

Squigglefly Color Challenge


I have wanted to do this challenge for a while but I lost all my digital stamps. It is the color challenge for Squigglefly Digital Stamps at SNR (Scrapbook News and Review The Card Universe.) I bought this image this week and am working on recovering the lost ones. I wanted to do this challenge because my sweet friend Stef better known as Glitterbabe is in charge of this challenge for Squigglefly. She has encouraged me so much with my card making. Well you might know this week she in taking the week off. Holly is taking over and she is also very helpful. She is helping me get my images back.
This image is from Squigglefly and it is called Roger and Jo’s Pumpkin Fun. If you haven't tried digi stamps yet you can try one for free at Squigglefly. They really are cool. You can do a lot with them. I colored Roger and Jo's pumpkin with Copic markers. Holly’s challenge was to use yellow as your main color. I don’t think the picture show how yellow this card is but it is really yellow. The base card is Yoyo Yellow from SU. I embossed the sentiment and around the flower with Zing yellow embossing powder. The ribbon was white but I learned at my last Copic class that I could color ribbon with Copic markers. So I colored it yellow. The border is a Spellbinders Borderablilies die called Lattice. It is neat because it embosses and only cuts on one edge. There are yellow eyelits under the ribbon but you can't see that. This is a very cheery card. I am happy with the way it turned out.
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Saturday, October 3, 2009

World Card Making Day Gold


Hi Everyone, Happy World Card Making Day! I hope you got to make a card or two. My hubby is doing so well I was able to make a card. Thank goodness for lots of football and the Wisconsin Badgers win:) This card is for my in-laws 65 wedding anniversary. Can you imagine 65 years? They were married October 7, 1944. They married right in the middle of the WWII. They met in England. That makes Gary's mom, Mary, was a war bride. My parent were married the same year and my mother's name was Mary also. They met in Atlantic City. Dad worked on the boardwalk. He ran the farris wheel on Steal Pier. Mom worked in the biggest hotel on the boardwalk. My parents lived long enough to make it to their 62 anniversary. Gary's parents still live in their home. Do you know that there is not a gem for 65 years? I was going to make the card to go with the gem. The only thing I could find was; "65 - iron, The married couple have experience the vicissitudes of almost an entire human lifetime: often that demands an iron will." It does take a strong person to have a successful 65 year marriage. I guess the post on the card could be made of iron since I used black ink. I ended up using gold because Potluck Challenge #33 at stamp TV is to use gold. The stamp set is called Elegant Post by Nina Brackett. The white card stock is Pure Luxury 80 and 120lb. The gold card stock and ribbon is something I had. The gold embossing powder by Stampendous Jeweled Gold. The little flowers are from Hero Arts. I am happy I could make a card today.
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World Card Making Day

Today is World Card Making Day and Unscripted Sketches is having a Blog Hop.
They have blog candy and wonderful ideas. I hope to make a few cards today but I am taking care of my hubby. His shoulder surgery went well but he needs lots of TLC. I am happy I can help him for once.
Happy World Card Making Day!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Win a Gypsies!!!!


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You've Got Flair


This card was inspired by Kristina Werner’s Finally Friday video from last Friday. The base card is Kraft. The stamp is from CTMH called You’ve Got Flair. I stamped it with Memento Rich Cocoa. Then I used a Uni-ball white gel pen to add dimension to the image. Easy-peezee. I really like they way the white gel pen stands out on the Kraft card stock. Another good thing about this card is that it won’t require extra postage.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Overalls you all!


This card might be a stretch. The Potluck Challenge this week at Stamp TV was called Dress for Success. You are suppose to make a card with something you love to wear or an accessory. Well I love to wear bib overalls. I haven’t worn mine out in public in a long time because they aren’t in style right now. I do wear an old pair when I work in the garden. They are so comfy and they have all those pockets. I have a pair hanging in my classroom that I hot glued a bunch of pockets on and I use it as a job chart for the students. Maybe I’ll take a picture and show you sometime.
I inked an embossing folder with Memento Desert Sand and used SU So Saffron card stock. I used the other Borderabilities from the Lattice set and Nestabilities ovals to cut out the image. The ribbon is something I had. The image is by Theresa Momber from her set called Autumn Beauty. I colored it with Copic Markers. I think this is a fun card. I am happy with the way it turned out. What do you think?


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