Sunday, February 28, 2010

YaYa Chique Giveaway

Anyone that is interested in vintage type items for inspiration or crafting should check out this very unique giveaway on YaYa Chique's blog! Check out this pic! You must leave a comment by 9:00CST tonight!..........Good luck!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Drunken Stampers Challenge #4: Fabric

This is my submission for Drunken Stampers Challenge #4: Fabric
I used two different fabrics on the bottom corners. Then I one of the fabrics to die cut and emboss the flower on the top w/the orange button on it. I spritzed the entire piece w/white Perfect Pearls mixed w/water using a Mini Mister by Ranger. The tag itself was embossed with a Spellbinders Embossibilities plate then inked with Spiced Marmelade, Scattered Straw and Dried Marigold Distress inks. Same inks used for sentiment piece. Used Aged Mahogany DI for the Asian flower stamp image.
This is going to be my friend Cindy's b-day card so it being for the Drunken Stampers challenge is very fitting ;) Cheers Cindy!!

Celebrating my BOY

Finally finished my son's bday party (only a couple weeks late!). He kept asking for it cuz he knew I started it. I am pretty happy w/the results and he definately liked it so, guess that's all that matters.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Drunken Stampers Challenge #3

Pic taken in Daylight(above)

Okay, here I am finally with my submission to Drunken Stampers Challenge #3: Photo Inspirations. Let me tell you, this was quite the challenge for me---hence the last minute submission. This was a photo inspiration challenge and the photo was a Mardi Gras. Further, the challenge was to use 3 or 6 specified bling/embellishment items. Here are the ones I used for the 'double shot':

**Acetate (corsets were stamped on this w/Stazon inks and cut out)
**Glossy Accents (used to adhere beads and glitter on corsets)
**Green micro beads
**Purple glitter
**Fiber Ribbon
**Gold button

I also used gold Perfect Pearls mixed w/water and spritzed on background; Distress inks: Pine Needles, Faded Jeans and Concord to ink background paper; Used Liquid fabric applique and heat embossed for hair around face. Used my EK Success Fleur de Lis border punch and Ranger Gold metallic paint dauber to edge. Used postage stamp Cuttlebug die for frames of corsets. Hope you like it. Looking forward to next week's challenge :)

My Dad's Birthday Card

Finally getting around to post this card. I was in such a rush to mail it out that I forgot to take a pic. Had to get one emailed to me (thanks!!). Happy B-day, Dad!
Distress Inks: Broken China, Peeled Paint
Stazon Aqua ink pad
Collage stamp by Tim Holtz
Perfect pearls mixed in water and spritzed w/Mini Mister by Ranger
Gears masks by Tim Holtz
sentiment stamps
decorative paper clip
Game spinners by Tim Holtz

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cuttlebug Be Inspired Challenge #70: Fabric

Had to jump in and join this challenge for the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog: Be Inspired #70--Fabric. My Design Diva Friend, Chris has been doing such beautiful projects with fabric lately and I have resisted trying it out so far. I bought this fabric with my friend Sheryl during a hysterically funny trip to JoAnn's one day in Oct. Chris saw it at one of our meetings and stated how much she loved it. So, this card is going to be a Thank You to her :)
Asian fabric
gold cs by DCWV
gold paint daubers by Ranger
red acrylic paint
Grungepaper by Tim Holtz
Provo Craft Floral Borders die
Gold Perfect Pearls/Ranger Mini Mister
Asian coin charm
Asian floral stamp
clear embossing powder/heat gun
corner photo punch
Thank You cut from Chinese takeout box
deckled edged scissors
Fire Brick Distress Ink
The red and gold strips at the bottom were die cut from Grungepaper---one painted w/gold paint dauber and the other w/red acrylic paint and sprited w/gold Perfect Pearls mixed in water using a mini mister. The fabric was torn and frayed a bit before adhering down to gold cardstock. The floral piece was done by stamping the Asian flower on gold cs and heat embossing w/clear embossing powder; then it was painted over w/red acrylic paint; when almost dry I used a damp papertowel to remove the paint from the embossed design revealing the gold paper underneath. The 'thank you' was cut from a Chinese takeout carton using deckle edged scissors, inked w/Fire Brick Distress Ink and edged w/gold paint dauber---then adhered w/foam tape to pop.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Susan's Bday card

This is a card I made for a special friend's b-day. Took a close up for the fragment w/pic on it (pic of her w/my brother). The tag was done w/Distress Inks Dried Marigold, Broken China, Scattered Straw and Worn Lipstick---then spritzed w/white Perfect Pearls and water using a Mini Mister by Ranger. Flowers and brads by Memory Boutique. Hopes she likes it even though it going to be late ;)

Raymond's Valentine

Another doodling attempt this time using a white pen. Piece of acetate was used for see thru part on top of card, revealing dp paper inside of card.

Dria's Valentine

Here's a cute little Valentine I made up for my daughter, Dria. This is my attempt at doodling (have been influenced by my Design Diva friend, Chris). Obviously, I still need some practice but it was a lot of fun!
Hearts were cut out w/heart frames die cut from Provo Craft; background paper was embossed with Swiss Dots ef from Cuttlebug/Provo Craft; scalloped oval punch from Stampin' Up! used for sentiment on top; Fire Brick Red Distress ink used for inking edges.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Anniversary Tag

An anniversary tag for my hubby for our 12 year anniversary (although we have been together for 23 years!! Can you believe it?)

antique metal chain
antique metal game spinner by Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Distress inks: Vintage Photo, Tea Dye
Face stamp by Rubber Stampede
Sentiment stamp by Kelly Panacci
Clock stamp from Stamper's Anonymous by Tim Holtz
text stamp by See d's

Thank You Snow much

Another card using a new technique my daughter and I have explored: using alcohol inks w/metallic mixatives on glossy paper then embossing and using as background paper for cards. This one was done with blue alcohol inks and silver mixative and embossed w/Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder. The sentiment was printed out on the computer and edged w/an EK Success border punch; then, mounted on silver foam paper. The large snowflake embellishment was done on white cs and embossed w/mini Cuttlebug ef, inked w/distress ink and spritzed with perfect pearls using a mini mister. It was then cut out w/deckle edged scissors and edged w/a silver paint pen.

Thank You set


Basic Grey paper (for background) from Urban Prairie line
various background stamps
white embossing powder/heat gun
distress inkpad: Broken China
blending tool
copper rub-on wax
silk flowers by Memory Boutique
copper mini-brad
cream cs
fragment charm by Tim Holtz: Idea-ology
fibers and hemp
Thank you rub-ons

Bowl of Cherries

As a good friend recently reminded me:

"Life is a bowl of cherries, and, sometimes it can be a chair of bowlies."
This particular bowl of cherries has tremendous sentimental value. It is from a certain store from across the country that has long since closed. It is connected to others that have owned that same bowl of cheeries. It is a sweet rememberance to some of what once was. I am honored to be in possession of it now. It holds a very special place in my heart. Thank you my dear, sweet friend!

Valentine for My Brilliant Husband!


black cardstock
red acrylic paint/foam brush
Cuttlebug Embossing folder: Script
sanding block
Face Stamp by Rubber Stampede
Red Flocking by Stampin' Up!
3 Heart Punch by Stampin' Up!
old dictionary text
Damask stamp by Great Impressions
Distress Inkpad: Fire Brick Red
bubblewrap/acrylic block
pewter heart brads
'I Love You' script paper by Me and my Big Ideas
black fiber/tape
deckle-edge scissors

I recently was playing around using several different techniques w/my daughter, Dria. Together we have made many 'pieces' of art to use as embellishments or background on future cards. On this one the red background layer was done by embossing black cs w/script ef then painted over w/red paint; once dry, it was lightly sanded to take some of the red paint off the raised embossing. For the 3 heart piece on the bottom, red flocking was adhered using glue and a brayer and the Damask stamp followed w/red flocking; the hearts were then punched out and old dictionary paper was adhered to the back side of the piece; deckle edge scissors were used on the edges for decoration. The red circles were done by using bubblewrap on an acrylic block as a stamp.