Monday, October 31, 2011

Thinkin' Pink

Ok, last one for tonight. But I had to get this one in. It is another card that I used my stamp manipulation skills on. And I am very pleased with the way it turned out. This is another stamp by The Stamping Boutique...actually it is two of their stamps changed and combined: Audrey Back to School and Ribbon which was a freebie. I removed an apple and ruler from Audrey's apron and made the ribbon small enough to look like one is pinned on her. And I placed one in her hand because she wants to share the ribbon with someone else to help raise awareness. I colored the images with copic markers and used some Bazzil paper to make the card base. The patterned paper is from a Paper Studio pad and the heart pearls are Paper Studio as well. The ribbon is from Stampin' Up.
Just a short one this time. Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, take care.

The One Least Likely

When I got the stamps for this round of the CDAC Progressive Challenge while looking at them this stamp was the one I dismissed immediately. I figured the would be the one I would be the least likely to use for a project, yet this is the only card I was able  to get done this time.  When I came up with the idea for a card I wanted to create this silly little critter  seemed to then be the most logical one to here it is the card I was destined to make. The little critter stamp was created by Digis by Phooka, and he is such a cutie! He really grew on me. In constructing the card I used Stampin' Up's Pear Pizazz paper to make the card base and the black is from them as well. I used Copics to color the little guys and the sentiment in the middle is from Stampin' Up also
That's all for this one folks. Time to go link it up to the challenge and call it a day (or night as the case may be...haha)
Until next time, take care.

Sabrina and Co

This card is for the monthly challenge at Scrappers DelightsThis card shows one of the things I love to best with digital stamps...combine or manipulate them to make them different. It is fun to see what I can do. It started out of necessity...low funds and so many themes I don't have the right stamp for(and limited funding to get one). So I would take this stamp and that one after I removed this part and combine them to make the stamp I needed. I realized quickly that it was fun and it has become one of my favorite things to spend spare time doing. And now you know my secret...haha. There are actually six different stamps from Scrappers Delights on this card: Sabrina the Witch, Esmeralda, Evelin, Edie, and the broom Esmeralda is holding and cauldron came from the Witches Accessories stamp set. Whew! I think it makes a pretty sweet scene and it was a test of skills and will. But I really like the way it turned out! And my adviser, Brittany  (yes, she helped me again) and I both thought it needed no color...that it would just detract from the feeling the combined stamps give. I used Stampin' Up paper to make the card base and Georgia Pacific to print the stamps on. The background paper is another from Bearly Mine Designs, and the ticket stamp is from  When Scrap Hits The Fun. The buttons are from my stash and I used DMC floss in the button. So there you have it, another challenge card done! Woohoo! Wish me luck.
Thanks for stopping by. Take care.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Just For Fun

Although I am working on cards for different challenges this card was just for fun. This image is from Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps. I am not sure what the actual name of this stamp is and there is a story behind that; Stitchy Bear has had collaboration sets  of stamps you can get each month is you spend $10. This one was from the set last month (if I remember correctly) and before I got back to the site to find  the name disaster struck for them. Their site crashed and they lost EVERYTHING! I have not seen her back in the store so far and so... She was listed as One in the set...not much of a name.  I think she is very sweet and "sweet" as the saying goes these daysStitchy Bear has a whole series of stamps of this style. I love them and want them all! My Girl, Brittany likes them too...which makes it even better! She doesn't stamp with me but I value her opinion on what is "sweet" and what isn'tShe is in the know on such things  (being 17) and I am usually not (being older than that...haha).
Enough of that lets get back to the card: I used Copics to color her, the buttons are from Hobby Lobby's grandma's grab bags and the paper is a digital from Bearly Mine Designs found here. She has some really great papers. I was not a big fan of digital papers before but having used some of hers I am sold. The Happy Halloween stamp is from Bird's Cards. That is another place that is worth the visit! It has tons of wonderful digital stamps and svg cut files too all for free! My card is pretty simple in construction but I think the stamp and the paper make it a stunning card (I am biased thought...hehe). And the wordart and buttons add just the right touch. What do you think?
So, I am off to work on some challenge cards. Be back soon. Until then take care and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Challenge #2

This card is for the purple, orange, green and black challenge over at Digital Delights. The image is Audra the Witch from none other than Digital Delights. Isn't she just the sweetest and she is on sale right now. I used Photoshop and recolored her (pretty neat little trick...I love Photoshop!). I chose to use black as the background instead of having a black Audra...the black was just begging for color upsetting my beautiful balance...hehe. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for said  background, a Martha Stewart punch (her punches are awesome!) and Offray ribbon. The pumpkin button is from my stash (probably from Hobby Lobby grandma grab bags...good stuff there)and the leaves are from Favorite Findings. The "trick or treat" puffy stickers are from Cloud 9. The cardstock is from several different companies: white is good ole' Georgia Pacific, black from Stampin' Up, and the purple is core'dinations. For a finishing touch I used a glitter pen on some of the dots in the background. 
So there you have it. Card #2 in the run of challenge cards that I am working on. I have more to go so I had better get busy! Thanks for stopping by. And until next time, take care.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Challenge #1

You read it right folks...this is card # 1 for Challenges I am working. I have more to come over the next few days...until the 31 of the month really because that is when a lot of them end.
Enough about that...let's move on to the card in question.
This is for the month long challenge over at The Stamping BoutiqueThe Challenge is "Think Pink" in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So I thought REALLY PINK for this one. It is one of The Stamping Boutique's very own called Poppies. They give two entries for using one of their stamps. Woohoo! This one worked out great and I got it as a freebie to boot! Got to love that! The paper is from Basic Grey's Lemonade collection (an oldie but a goodie...hehe). I could not believe how well the colors matched! The embrace life stamp (get it "stamp"...haha) was a freebie from When Scrap Hits The FunHer freebies are worth checking outThe doily is a Wilton, the ribbon is Hobby Lobby and the buttons are from my who knows. I used copics R81, R83 and R85 to color the posies and YG13 and YG17 to color the stems and grass.  That's it for this post folks...time to link this baby up to the Challenge Blog and move on to the next card. 
Thanks for stopping by. Remember that comments are always welcome. Take care and have a good one.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Not Yet, Please

Here is another Christmas card using a Meljen's Designs stamp again. I love the word art they put out! They just added another one this week as a freebie. You can bet I grabbed that one right away and that you will be seeing it here in card form at some point between now and Christmas. What's great about their word art stamps is that they can be used paired with an image stamp or by itself as I have done here. 
I colored the scarf and stitches with copics. As an added touch I used a glitter pen and went over the stitches,the words let it and the snowflakes. The picture just does not do it justice because it makes it really cute. The papers are from PTI: Stamper's White and Blueberry Sky. Have I mentioned I love this paper!?! This was another quickie using the same layout as my last Christmas card. If it works why mess with it, huh? My Christmas card making is well under way! Yeah!
Until next time...take care.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

It's looking like Christmas on my desk anywayThere are digital stamps, stamps from Stampin' Up, assorted colors of Christmas papers and like products pretty much covering my desk. I have been trying to get a jump start on my cards this year. Last year was kind of a nightmare...I cut myself short on time to gt them done. I thought I had more time AND I misjudged how long it was going to take me to get them done. Had a few late nights there. And I am not interested in a repeat performance this year!

So here is one using a digital stamp from one of my favorite companies Meljens DesignsThis one was actually a Freebie. They have a new one every Monday. And if you missed any you can buy them in their shop for a $1. What a deal! They also have great challenges and card shares on their blog. A gallery packed full of ideas and they can also be found on Facebook.

I used PTI Stamper's White and Leaf Green paper. I love their paper as it is such a fantastic weight for cards. you suppose they know that? And of course my favorite, copics to color the image.

A simple card but I likey! Thanks for looking and comments are always welcome! Until next time...take care.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Card Number Two

This card is Scaredy Cat from Designed 2 Delight. What a cutie. I colored him in with colored pencils. Something I don't do very often. I like the way it turned out. I also tried a new to me technique with a border punch and making the trim around him. It is a trial by fire technique but with nice results. The paper came from a stack I bought at JoAnne Fabric's a couple of years ago but I love the colors. It's nice weight cardstock too...makes me happy. The buttons are some I just had laying around and of course DMC floss. Simple card, but that!

That's all for this time. I will let you know if there comes anything noteworthy from my first challenge. Thanks for stopping by. Until next time...take care.

Time For Something New

 So this week I joined CDAC (Crafter's Digital art Center) Progressive Challenge. In joining you get free digital stamps from some top companies in the business. The stamps then are to be used to make a card or up to three cards per image for the challenge. They give you two weeks for each challenge, which is sweet considering a lot of challenges only give a week. Well, anyway I came in kind of late...3 or 4 days to do my cards...doable just short on time. After joining they send you the stamps via e-mail...they didn't have my e-mail...they had Matt's. He was not looking for them...I didn't tell him to look for them. Not thinking about the account having his and not mine I e-mailed asking about them. They explained what happened and I just got the stamps today. No big deal except they needed to be in by midnight tonight! So with that said, don't judge the cards too harshly...just sayin'.

This one is Frankie Stein from Bonibleaux Designs. Isn't he a doll? He was fun to color using my copics. The pumpkin and Halloween are buttons from Hobby Lobby's Paper Studio those! And the paper was from Target's $1 area last year. I don't think the picture does Frankie or the paper justice. I am working on the photography still so bear with me.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check my second post for another challenge card.