Monday, November 5, 2012

Monochromatic Neutral

First let me say... Thank you, our mighty God and Father for another opportunity to get it right...Hold me up Holy Ghost!
Since I don't have to work today, I thought I would stay up and browse around for new techniques.  There is so much out there and one site leads to another and another and another.  I am easily off track (Cardmaker's ADD).  Today, this was not a bad thing because I found a challenge I could make a quick card for over at  Come and Get It Challenges.  The theme for the challenge is Monochrome.  My creation looks like a wedding card to me but I guess it could be for any occasion.  The paper is from an old DCWV 12 x12 paper pack I've had for as long as I've been scrapbooking and cardmaking and the plain CS is from my stash.   You know you have grown in your trade, when your imagination allows you to go back to your beginning supplies and create amazing paper crafts for today.  I often go through some of my older patterned papers and say to myself -what the heck was I thinking when I bought that paper?! And of course you always by 2 pcs of the CS/paper if it's 12 x 12 or 3 pcs of 8 x 11.  So, since I've been cardmaking for about 4 years, that should give you some idea of how much of that "what was I thinking paper" I've accumulated.  The other supplies I used were Die-namics dies Fancy Flourish and small rose; Stampin' UP! Framelits Labels; Quickutz Leaves die (one of my favorite dies); Kaisercraft pearls, and a pearl brad from Recollections (Michael's brand). I'm glad I was up for the challenge (lol).  Chat soon.

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Vintage, Gesso, and Embossing

Howdy Everyone,
    I am back again with a really quick card I just finished.  In this card I used some Gesso.  I've seen it used all around and it really makes the cards and projects look really good.  The card stock I used is a really pale vanilla, so I'm not sure how well you'll be able to see the Gesso on the card.  I also used some embossing and a back ground stamp to make my pattern paper.  The roses where left overs from a previous project, the stems were made from a Magnolia die.  I used the Nestabilities Floral and Classic Ovals Lg, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Stampin' UP! Modern Label and Window punches, and the black ribbon and paper are from my stash.   I love trying new techniques and it's even better when I do a test card and it comes out good enough that I think it can be shared with all of you.  The picture is a apart of a gift picture collage sheet from Pion Design .  I named the little baby Merry, because she looks just like my friends baby girl Merry Isabel; what a little cutie.  I even tried my hand at making a little staging (yeah... that will be something I need to watch many tutorials about, lol). Before I go, I want to thank all of the challenge host/hostess.  Being on a DT, I have truly come to understand the tremendous amount of time and effort that you put into hosting the challenges, recruiting sponsors, coming up with themes and everything else that you do.  Please know that you are greatly appreciated.

Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge #6 Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu Challenge #4 It’s A Vintage Thing
Gingerloft Challenge GL51 No Coloring Allowed
Mema's Crafts November Anything Goes
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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Magic Card

Okay here is part two of today's post. This time I created a "Magic Card". The original card was done by Marianne Skjelstad. She has a written tutorial on her blog. However, if you are not one for following written tutorials, you can also see a video tutorial done by Tracy MacDonald. Both tutorials are very easy to follow.  Oh yeah, this was also my first attempt at using Tim Holtz Distress markers. I think I need more practice but it's okay for a first attempt (at least I think so).  I am not big on glitter but the glitter really brought out the wings.  The stamp I used is called Child of Healing from Crafts and Me . The rest of the supply list will follow after the pix.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my enchanted creation (lol).   Chat soon.

Patterned Paper/CS: The Paper Company-Ivory Parchment; Prima- Fairy Belle Collection (12 x 12 Aquarelle)
Dies: Nestabilities- Floral Ovals, Elegant Posts, Classic Ovals Lg; Sizzix-Bird #5,
Punches: Martha Stewart- Doily Lace and Rose Leaf
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress-Vintage Photo, Distress Markers, Copics
Flowers: WOC
Other: Stampin' UP! -Diamond Dust
Sentiment: The Holy Bible-Matthew 19:14 and Charles Dickens

My Time To Craft Challenge #195 Pink & Brown
Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge #36 Cream Plus Two
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog All That Glitters
The Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Challenge #122
Desert Islands Crafts Challenge  Challenge #41 Floppy Latte Designs; Pick 3 (My card has Vintage, Patterned Paper, and a sentiment)
Memas Crafts November Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper Anything Goes
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #164 Thankfulness or Prayer (Colossians 1:3-5)

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Lattice Box

Hello Mon Amis,
    I have some awesome news that I want to share with all my friends.  First, I got top 3 on Fashionable Stamping Challenges, thank you to everyone over at FSC. I also want to share with everyone that I did a 5K today!  I walked most of it but I was able to run in 3 little stints.  I think I could have run more, had not the Lactic Acid started building in my muscles and the oxygen exchange was greatly dimensioned in my lungs.

And the good news just keeps coming...
    I created two projects to share with you today.   I'll have to do this in two post otherwise this could go on for a while.  My first project is a lattice box that I created using a tutorial from one of the Magnolia Ink Magazines.  I believe the gal that made the box had a winter/christmas/it's cold outside type theme going.  I on the other hand had this beautiful Prima Paper called "Fairy Flora" (more summery/fall), it's from the Fairy Flora Collection ( #841720).  I ordered the paper from  If you do not have the Maggie Magazine, you can e-mail me for the dimensions.  The catch is that the dimensions are in centimeters.  Believe me, it is easier to do it in centimeters.  I have not found many cutters that have both inches and centimeters. I have been using Cutterpede cutters since I started scrapbooking and stamping about 5 years ago.  I like that they come with different blades and a smaller cutter (even though both are portable).  I will list the other supplies at the bottom of the post. I plan to enter this little lattice box in the Anything But A Card challenge and the challenge over at the Outlawz Paper Ala Mode Challenge .   

Side View

Patterned Paper/CS: Tim Holtz (Fire Brick Red), Prima Paper-Fairy Flora
Dies: Magnolia Old Swedish Lace; Cheery Lynn Designs A2 Frame; Cricut Cartridge (the eyelet cut around the box top and bottom, and Nestabilities Marvelous Squares.

Inks: Tim Holtz Vintage Photo
Flowers: WOC and Petaloo leaves


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