Monday, June 30, 2008

Red, white and blue.


Well, this card actually started out for a 4th of July card, but didnt end up there, lol. My cards do that ALOT. I so love how this card turned out. And I rarely love my cards, haha! And I had a little mishap after coloring this image. I dropped the stamp I was using to stamp the sentiment and it just HAD to flop on my colored image...sooooo had to cut it out, and it had some flowers on left hand side that I had to cut off too...but think its still ok? Anyways, on to the card details.

Card Details:
Stamps: Friendship Blooms by Gina K Designs
Papers: red/blue cardstock is SU! white cards stock is from PTI, brown cardstock is Kraft Note cards from HL
Accessories: copic markers, ribbon from HL, marvey oval punch, rectangle nesties, pop dots, red brads from Making Memories, punch tool and pad.

Thanks for taking the time to look and ANY comment so much appreciated!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

First card with PTI stamp.


Well, I got my first order from PTI, and had to play with it. I ordered a package of their white cardstock, since everybody was raving about it, and of course HAD to get a stamp set too, lol. So I tried their newly released Borders and Beams. LOVE it! LOVE the white cardstock too, its doing great with copic markers. Havent tried with OMS yet, but fixing to. Hope it does good with that too, love the heavy weight of it. Last couple of cards havent been able to take a picture outside like I had been trying to do, much better lighting than my house has...darn rain! This picture kinda makes the metallic rub paste I used around the edges...makes it look dirty! And can you even tell I scored lines at the top of the card?

Card Details:
Stamps: Borders and Beams by Papertrey Ink
Papers: White card stock is from Papertrey Ink, DP is DCWV I think.
Accessories: rectangle nesties, copic markers, ribbon from HL, pop dots, scor-pal, metallic rub-on paste from Gina K Designs

thanks for taking the time to look and hope you are having a wonderful weekend! (our electric was off last night from 10:30pm till 6:30am...we about burned up!!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Call me!



I did this card for Kazan's sketch challenge at 2 Sketches 4 You. Love their challenges...I'm no where in the league that so many of them post to the challenge, but still love doing them, thats what makes us better...I hope, LOL! And if you cant tell, that middle part is suppose to be a blue jeans pocket...and I distressed everything, cause I was 'distressed' after doing this card, lol. (or depressed one....it took me FORever to make!)

Card details:
Stamps: Studio G $1 stamps
Accessories: chipboard and brads are by Making Memories, ribbon and all from M's, SU pink card stock

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Finally posting a CARD


I did this card for a challenge on the Gina K forum at SCS for their release party. Used my favorite colors on it. And in other good news, I won a free stamp set from Gina K...wooohoooo!! Won one last week and one this week....I am having a good week!!

I have worked on a card all day today. It was the sketch challenge at SCS...it gave me fits, lol. And its ugly too. But I'm still going to post my ugly card tomorrow. So stay tuned for that, haha!

Card details:
Stamps: Comfort and Peace from Gina K Designs
Papers: DP is from Paper Studios, white cardstock is GP and black is from M's
Accessories: koh-i-noor pencils, white chalk ink, white gel pen, scor-pal, ribbon is from M's, brads are by Making Memories.


Tooting my horn!

I just had to toot my horn a bit...lol. I got notice today that a card I submitted to Scrapbook News and Reviews will be in the July issue. Now whats kinda funny, I did this on a whim. I know nothing about submitting, or this online magazine. It was the BBQ card, the one that I used the stamp set King of the Grill from Gina K Designs and 2 stamps from Stampabilities. I have to sign a contract and send back, which they give me 2 months subscription free for compensation...I'll let everyone know how good a magazine it is after that, lol. Anyways, made my DAY!! and will have a card a bit later...been so busy cleaning after grandbaby and daughter left...

Monday, June 23, 2008

Party crabs!


I made this for the June release challenge that was posted in the Gina K forum at SCS Friday night. With summer here, all I could think about is sand and water...and came up with this. I wish I had of put a drink in the crabs hand...might go back and do that....wonder if I can draw a beer bottle, would be perfect for someone I know, lol.

Card Details:
Stamps: Just Be-Claws by Gina K Designs
Papers: craps where stamped on white cardstock by GP, DP is from Basic Grey
Accessories: Colored with copic markers, yellow twine, pop dots

Thanks for taking the time to look! Have a beautiful day!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

THE best of summertime....



Well, I've been a bit occupied the last couple of days... and this is the reason why! My daughter and grandbaby have been here and with Blake here, there is NO card making time, lol. But thats ok, always will be later!

So, Blake does not care for swimming pools, I know, strange child, takes after his Grammy for sure, lol. But what I did was go buy him this little sprinkler thingy, and oh the fun began! That is until it was time to get out! (second picture is of him having a fit when that time came, lol)

Just thought I'd share! Cards coming later!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

A sketch challeng again.


I love doing sketch challenges, so did this one for Laura's at 2 Sketches 4 You. My take an it anyways, lol. Manly birthday card, for my brother coming up in July. I used the typewriter from the set of Rupa's called Many Happy Returns at Gina K Designs. Love this set, very retro looking to me. I also scratched on the screw brads (also from Gina K Designs) to make them look old too, after coloring them with a black sharpie.

Card Details:
Stamps: Many Happy Returns from Gina K Designs
Papers: white cardstock by GP, black from M's, red cardstock is SU!
Accessories: copic markers, black embossing powder, dymo label maker, CB embossing folder, happy birthday one, screw brads, paper piercing tool, pop dots

More summertime goodness



I made this to send to my sister in law who is a school nurse and shes out for the summer, and loving it I'm sure! Simple easy card. And I trying to get better photos, lol. Learning some things from my professional photographer friend, shes awesome! Her link is over on the left over there too.

Card Details:
Stamps: You are my Sunshine by Gina K Designs
Papers: white cardstock is GP, red is SU!
Accessories: CB folder swiss dots, ribbon from M's, spica glitter pen, $1 flower punch, marvey scallop punch, dymo label maker, pop dots

Hope you are enjoying your summer and staying cool! Thanks for taking the time to look, and love to see a comment or two...LOL!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sympathy card


I have a girl wanting some sympathy cards so working on those. This is really the first sympathy card I have ever made, havent had use for them personally, which is a good thing, right? lol.

Card Details:
Stamps: Comfort and Peace from Gina K Designs.
Papers: base cardstock is white from GP, all other is Basic Grey
Accessories: rectangle nesties, ribbon from wal-mart (offray), vellum paper, brad and metal flower is by Spare Parts from Hobby Lobby.

Thanks for taking the time to look!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Get Well soon card


Well, its 3 am here and I couldnt sleep, so thought I'd upload this card now, since my cable was giving me fits yesterday and was in and out so much I gave up posting yesterday. I'd have the post all typed out and then it wouldnt upload, 'network cable unplugged' bleh...

I made this card using Unity Stamp Company's Batch of Bitty Fun stamp. Yes, I'm trying to venture out and use a few different stamps, lol. But GinaK's so far are still my favorites! LOL! This one was made for an inspiration challenge Unity had in their forum at SCS Friday. I like these colors together myself.

Card Details:
Stamps: Batch of Bitty Fun by Unity Stamp Co.
Papers: white cardstock is GP, textured cardstock is from HL
Accessories: scor-pal, copic spica glitter pens, pearls are MS, ribbon is from M's, paper piercing tool, Fiskars decorative edge scissors.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Zack the Zebra!


Well, I was wanting to do a card for Pamela's inspiration challenge at Paper Askew Studio and since I was working with Melanie's sets from GinaK Designs all I could see in the picture where the lines and green, lol. So used the Zack the zebra for this one. Added the polka dot ribbon to represent the circles in the picture too. I love this challenges! Lots of times I dont have the cardstock to match the colors, but that will be changing. Ordering alot of SU! cardstock with my sisters first order here in a week or two. yay!

Card details:
Stamps: Jumping for Joy by Melanie Muenchinger from GinaK Designs
Papers: white cardstock is GP, green and black is from Hobby Lobby pack
Accessories: copic markers and spica glitter pens, hodge podge hardware from SU!, Fiskars corner edgers, ribbon from M's, zoo brads from GinaK, scor-pal

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Olivia the Ostrich


This is Olivia, the country cousin of Lola, who has gotten all gussied up to meet her cousin in town for a latte, except she has no shoes, dont need them in the country! LOL! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Card details:
Stamps: Jumping for Joy by Melanie from GinaK Designs
Papers: white cardstock is GP, others from M's and DP is by paper studios
Accessories: Koh-i-noor pencils, oval punch, brads from Hobby Lobby, piercing tool

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Paula the Polar bear gets a suntan...


Well, Paula the Polar Bear from Melanie's new set Jumping for Joy got tired of people laughing at her white legs and saying they would blind you...oh wait, that's ME they talking about, HAHA!! Anyways, I decided she need a suntan too, lol. So here she is basking in the sun. I also used the beach scene from GinaK Design's You Are My Sunshine and sentiment is from her Just Be-Claws set. This was my first time to try the KOH-I-NOOR pencils and OMS too. I have to say that I love these pencils! I got so upset with the prisma color pencils because of the breakage and I think these are going to be fine. I just wish they had more than 24 colors, lol. Thanks GinaK for the heads up on those!

Card details:
Stamps: Jumping for Joy, Just Be-Claws, You Are My Sunshine
Papers: white cardstock is GP, all other SU!
Accessories: KOH I NOOR pencils, rectangle nesties, 1" circle punch, pop dots for dimension, spica glitter pen.

Oh, and I got carried away here and decided Paula needed to protect her eyes from the sun... I added her some cool shades as an after thought, lmao! Which you like better? With or without the shades?



Tuesday, June 10, 2008

It's allll good...


Or its gonna get better! Word of advice, do not try to cut while having a coughing fit, ouch! LOL! Been a bit under the weather lately and seems to have sucked my creative juices too. Came up with this card, hubby tells me its 'kinds plain' to quote him, yea, it is for me I guess, lol.
This is suppose to look like a frosted glass of Tom Collins, my favorite summertime drink on July 4th. And you cant see the sparkling ice cubes in the pic either...but maybe kinda pulled off the frosted look, a bit?

Card Details:
Stamps: You are My Sunshine by GinaK Designs
Papers: Cardstock by SU! (yay! finally got some!), DP by Paper Studio
Accessories: copic markers, white map pencil, spica glitter pen, brads and ribbon from Michaels, rectangle nesties, piercing tool.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Summertime, summertime sum sum summertime....


Lalalalala....ok, I cant sing, lol. But this card reminds me of summertime. BBQ-ing and all...LOVE to BBQ! If its edible, its BBQable (is that a word?) lol. This card started as another sketch challenge, but ended up not, so now going to start over on that other sketch challenge, lol. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Card Details:
Stamps: Stampabilites, King of the Grill by GinaK Designs.
Cardstock: GP from wal-mart, black from Michaels, DP by Paper Studios from Hobby Lobby.
Accessories: brads by MMs, rectangle nesties, copic markers, pop dots.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A sketch challenge!


I made this for the very first sketch challenge at 2 Sketches 4 You. I looove card sketches simply because I seem to get in a rut sometimes and can come up with NOTHing! lol! And to me they help get you going. This was a fun one to do,I didnt have a big pink flower to put on the card like in the sketch, so made a bunch of little ones that I made from a punch, I got at Hobby Lobby HALF PRICE last night! woot! and got one more in the works for the same blog. I'm into pink for some reason lately....

Card Details:
Stamps: Studio G dollar stamp
Cardstock: all from Michaels
Accessories: Brads, buttons, ribbon are from Hobby Lobby and Michaels, they are either by paper studio or MMs: CB embossing folder, Fiskars punch, and flower punch by EK Success

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

*insert catchy subject line*


I have the hardest time coming up with a 'title' for my posts, lol! Anyways, finished up this card using Melanie's new set from GinaK Designs. You cant tell it by the photo but the horn, and sparklers and streamers all are glittery and sparkly and oh so pretty, lol. And for some reason the seal looks like he has streaks on him..hmmm...I need a better camera! If I'd stop buying stamp stuff then I could buy one..haha!

Card Details:
Stamps: Jumping for Joy by Melanie Muenchinger from GinaK Designs
Paper: White card stock is GP and blue is from 'I dont remember' LOL
Accessories: nesties, eyelets from MMs, ribbon from Michael's, copic markers and spica glitter pens.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Whooooooo Loves Ya Baby!!


Finally got to ink up an owl, only to discover I didnt really have any browns I liked to color it with, lol. That is why I ended up cutting this one out and only doing one owl. It sure is blurry on here for some reason, tried to fix that but didnt work. But this is such a cute set from GinaK Designs!
And I'm not even a big owl fan.

Card Details:
Stamps: Owl Always Love you from GinaK Designs
Inks: Black dye ink from stampabilites, coffee dye ink for stampcraft
Accessories: copic markers, ribbon and brads from MMs, DP is basic grey, rectangle nesties.

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I'm a 47 yr. old stay at home grandma! I do not work so always doing something to occupy my time, some kind of crafty thing usually.