Tuesday, September 30, 2008
With todays colors I couldnt resist to pull out some of my neglected cute fall images! So I pulled out HH Pumpkin patch Pete and colored him up! Im trying to finish up my fall cards this week so I can get them mailed out.
I colored Pete using gamsol magic and outlined him with cool gray no.1 marker. I need to get the warm grey b/c I think it would look better with the fall colors! This card is a case card. The OCC is having a challenge to case the OCC girls so I couldnt pass up the opportunity to case one of my fave OCC girls Denise! I cased her friendly scarecrow card. I changed the image to the HH Pete, I changed the colors to cc186 colors. I left off the dp and used the flannel plaid background tone on tone instead. I added the stitching and used the horizontal slot punch for my ribbon instead of the bow in the corner like Denise did. Since I was casing Denise I made sure to stamp on the inside of the card!LOL! I stamped flannel plaid in baja breeze(stamped off once) onto white and added the sentiment from H and M's Old Fashioned hayride. I love the senitment! "hanging around friend thinking of you cause Ive got nothing else to do!" LOL! I'll be back later with my kids goodie post.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Congrats to Terry aka Terrore3 todays featured stamper!! As I was browsing through Terrys gallery I came across this card and knew it was the one I wanted to case. My mojo has been out the door this week!LOL! Just about everything Ive made ended up in the kids card stash. See I have a little bit of my Mama in me and I hate to throw things away or waste!LOL! My kids love using my images and cards to make their own so I have a little container that I put images I didnt stamp quite right or cards that I didnt like and they can make their cards for their friends. So they dont go to waste!
As you can see Im still in fall mode over here! So for this week I will be featuring fall and halloween cards to finish them up and next week we'll move on to Christmas! H and M will be having a blog hop on Oct.1 featuring fall goodies to be sure to stop by on Oct. 1!! Okay on to the card...I wanted to use H and M's sketch challenge from yesterday. You can play along here (remeber you dont have to use H and M stamps but if you've got them why not use them!!). I used some of the colors in the color challenge but not all of them. For my main image I did alot of masking which I dont normally do! I stamped the two small pumpkins and masked them and stamped the larger pumpkin so it was behind the two smaller pumpkins. I then masked all of the pumpkins and stamped the hay bales on each side of the pumkins. I masked the hay bales and stamped one more on each side. Then I masked the hay bales and pumpkins and stamped the leaves. whoooshh!! told you it was alot of masking!LOL! I colored the image using primsacolor pencils and blended with gamsol. I added an outlined using the cool gray no. 1 copic marker. The main image is layered on ruby red. My pumpkin pie layer is sponged w/pumpkin pie ink and then choc chip. I used fiskars circles to cut a 3 1/2" circle and stamped w/sanded background tone on tone. I sponged the circle w/old olive and then choc chip. I added faux stitching with my choc chip marker around the circle for the OCC stitching challenge. I added twill ribbon that I stamped the leaves on and antique copper brads for embellishments. The card base is stamped tone on tone with weathered background and sponged with ruby red and then choc chip. Have a great day!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Todays ways to use it is CHARMS. I actually only have a few charms so I decided to make my own for this card. I started this card as this weeks MFTsc but it didnt end up that way!LOL!
I love this trick or treaters image from MFT fright night! They are sooo cute! I colored the image using copic and primsacolor markers and outlined w/cool gray no.1 marker. Do you see my new goodie on my card?!?! My super sweet Mom got me the new spider web ef!!! Its an early bday present since my bday is so close to Halloween she gave it to me early so I can play!!! I used some textured cs from HL for my embossed background and I love how some of the white core shows where it embossed. So I added a little distressing to the dp also. Its hard to see but the dp I used is the black spider web dp from last years halloween dp creepy crawly. Its looks really cute IRL!
Okay to make my charm I used poly shrink/shrinky dinks I cant remeber which one since I threw the package away but they are basically the same. You stamp on the side that is NOT shiny! I always forget this!LOL! Instead of cutting mine out this time I used my 1" circle punch. This is important! Always punch your hole for your jump ring to go in BEFORE you shrink your image! If not the hole will close up and you aint getting nothin in it!LOL! What I usually do is punch my hole then use my paper piercer to hold my image down as it shrinks and to keep the hole from closing up. I love to watch it shrink!LOL!! Its so cool lookin!LOL! I know Im easily amazed!LOL! have a great day!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
You Are a Strawberry
You are friendly, outgoing, and well liked by many people.
You are popular, but there's nothing you ordinary or average about you.
You a very interesting person, and you have many facets to your personality.
Sometimes you feel very conflicted. Your different sides of your personality pull at you.
You are a very sensual and passionate person. You are fiery... you can't help it.
In general, you keep your passionate side under wraps. You are only wild in private.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
I do have some cards to share with you today Ive made over the weekend and couldnt load b/c I was having trouble w/my blog. This is the card I made for Taylors cupcake challenge. I got this Whipper snapper image sometime last month and have been wanting to use it but havent had a chance until this weekend. Isnt he the cutest!?!? I colored the image using gamsol magic and added highlights with my white gel pen. I used Ki Memories dp b/c I love the colors in it. Theres just something about a pink/orange combo I LOVE!! The ribbon is actually pink passion but looks much darker in the pic. Its a cloudy day here so not great for pics!
The kids had their first football/cheerleading game yesterday. They were so cute!! I have the cutest pic of Brayden to share!LOL! I'll have to wait and share the story w/the pic!! Have a great day!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Todays challenge is silhouette stamps. I love this set by H & M A Girls obsessions especially the cheerleader image since my girls are cheerleading for Upward Cheer this year. They have their first game on Saturday where they get to cheer on their little brother who is playing flag football! So expect to see pics!LOL!
I made this card for their coach and used the Upward colors. I wanted to make the pom pom more 3-d so I punched 1/2" circles in turquoise, pumpkin pie, and burgundy. I cute slits in the circles and attached them with the silver brad. It looks really cute IRL b/c you see the different colors. I added stickles to the stars in the image. Hope she likes it! Have a great day!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Todays sketch challenge is a fun one! Ive always like the color blocking look. I colored this image last night while watching the new 90210 and Priviledged. I used 3 colors I knew I had prints for(and copics/prismacolor markers!) when coloring so I could use any of them with the sketch and the sketch was perfect! I used all 3!! Love when that happens!LOL! Ive been trying to use up some of my prints so I have an excuse to get some of the new ones!
I only have a few copic/prismacolor markers. Im slowly getting my collection started so I dont have all the ones I need to do the right shading (didnt realize this while I was getting them!) The first thing I wanted to get with the markers were the in colors since SU doesnt have markers in them. I also got a 12 pack of primsacolor markers at HL with my 40% off coupon that has mostly bright colors. Copic markers are on my Christmas list!! Speaking of Christmas check out this new image by Treehouse stamps. Isnt it so cute?!?! This set will be released this Friday!!! Its so fun to color. I love how my card came together today. The design on the prints remind me of stars. I used alot of white on my card today something I dont do very often but I love how it looks! Hope you like my card as much as I do. Have a great day!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Todays technique challenge is glitter surprise. Instead of a background stamp I used the flip flop wheel and paired it with this Bella image I got from Ashley. Its hard to see the flip flops in the pic but its pretty IRL. I colored the image with SU, copic, and prismacolor markers. I also used some of my stash of east coast prep dp. I love this dp for fun bright cards so I had to stock up when it retired!LOL!
I cleaned my stamping area yesterday and rearranged some things and I found these sparkling brads from MM. Now my table is covered in glitter from this technique!LOL! I used Jens sfytt for my layout. Have a great day!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Short post tonight! Im beat! Have a great day!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
cute set! I think the thing I most love about fall is the cool weather! I love being able to wear just a turtleneck or a sweatshirt. yeah for fall!
Brayden drew the name from the hat and wanted to keep going!LOL! Thanks to all you PIF gals for commenting!! (((HUGS)))!! Tami I will get your set out to you! Congrats!
Happy Saturday to you! You know what that means-another Saturday color vs. sketch from Heather. Remeber you dont have to use HM stamps to particpate in the challenge! Heathers is giving away goodies each week for playing along so check out her blog for the details!
Okay so I have some s'plainin to do on my card today!LOL! I started off TRYING to use the sketch!LOL! It just went into something more so todays card is another sketch(ish) card!LOL! I dont know about all of you but with my cards I have to start with the main image and work everything else around the image! So I stamped the leaf image and colored using SU markers. I wanted to use the girl this time so I stamped her legs and upper body (seperate images) and colored using SU markers. I cut out her legs and body and when I was trying to get them just where I wanted I had an idea! I pulled out my craft knife (which had layers of dust!) and went along the top of the leaf pile. I tucked the upper body image under the leafs and popped up just the top so its kinda angled. I did the same thing for the legs. I stamped the leaf cluster above her head so it looks like she just threw them and its getting ready for another handful! Okay now this is the part where my brain should have said (warning main image large enough! warning!LOL!) but I love the little bag images in this set and I havent used them yet! So of course I stamped one beside her. So needless to say I had to adjust the sketch a little. I made this a large sq card using textured bravo burgundy as my card base. I layered with textured so saffron sponged w/close to cocoa. For the strip I stamped the leaf cluster onto old olive using close to cocoa. I used striped pumpkin pie ribbon and hemp twine for my stay put bow. I stamped the sentiment frolic and play in cocoa and in a leaf throwing way in burgundy. I layered the main image w/pumpkin pie and distressed the edges and sponged with close to cocoa. Sorry for the darker pic but its 11:00 at night here right now as Im writing this b/c our town festival is tommorrow. I will be back later today to announce the blog candy winner so you still have time to enter!!! Have a great Saturday!
Friday, September 12, 2008
I have a triple challenge card here this morning! Yesterdays challenge was to use your white gel pen. I used mine to make highlights on the holly and berries. Todays LSC challenge is to find a quick and simple TLC challenge to use on your card. I used paper piecing and watercoloring with markers on my card. I love paper piecing! Its my fave quick WOW technique. The dp I used is KI Memories simple Christmas stripes. For the third challenge on this triple card is Beates wsc57 for my layout.
Only one more day to enter for the blog candy!! I will announce the winner tommorrow! I've had fun reading about everyones fave thing about fall. To enter for the blog candy click here!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I used a new H & M stamp set called Our love! I love this set-a great set for couples! I colored the couple image using watercoloring with markers technique. I also added stickles to the necklace on the woman. I added a prima to the bottom right corner of the image. (2 days in a row using primas!yayy!) Dont they make a cute couple?!?LOL! For my background I inked up SU French script background in pale plum and stamped off once before stamping on the pale plum cs. I stamped the baroque swirl in pefect plum in the left corner (which I actually should have stamped in the right corner!). I stamped the french script background tone on tone on the perfect plum strip. I stamped the sentiment Together Forever from Our love on lower right of the pale plum layer. I used pomegrante ds ribbon instead of cs on this card for the 3 strips on the sketch.
To win some blog candy check out this post!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Dont forget about the blog candy on the post below! I will let one of the kids draw a name on Saturday! Have a great day!!
Saturday, September 6, 2008
I dont know about you but Im ready for some fall weather so....to get us fully ready for fall how about some fall blog candy. Its been awhile since Ive given you a chance to get goodies. How about this new A leaf load from H & M?!?! To enter just leave me a comment telling me your fave thing about fall! I love fall its my fave season! As a kid my fave thing about fall meant the fair! I used to love to go to the fair w/my best friend we always had a blast!
Also dont forget to stop by Heathers blog to check out the sketch and color challenge for a chance to win even more goodies! Have a great day!
Friday, September 5, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Im updating my blog from the hospital with Mama's laptop. Its good to have connections at the hospital!LOL!
Todays color challenge is to create a card using a monochromatic color combo. This was a perfect challenge for this super cute new set from H & M. I love this Generation of stitches set. This is a great baby set! I pulled out my summer sun textured cs and bazzill yellow, I added kraft and ga pacific white for my neutrals. I used copic markers to color my image then outlined with cool gray no.1. I used an old sketch challenge from Beates blog for my layout. I added 2 silver brads and yellow grosgrain ribbon for my embellies. Dontcha just love that sentiment..."you've gotten the cutest little..." Heather has designed this set so you can add...button nose, baby bottom, or baby face. So cute! It also has lots of family sentiments like Mother, father, grand, etc.
Please keep Alana in your thoughts and prayers. I will be back later with an update on her! Have a great day and dont forget about Heathers free shipping!!! If you like this image and would like to see the entire set click here