Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Lord of the Season / Guest DT Creation #1

Good Morning, All !

I'm delighted today to post the first of my creations using Nina Brackett's new "Lord of the Season" set soon -to -be in the Gina K store. What a versatile set and a dream to color. Seeing these topiaries made me think of the entrance to a wedding thus I chose to make this card. Recipe is below.

Hop on over to Nina's
blog to see more samples of her lovely set. Gina and the GinaK DT are showing previews of the new stamps as well. You can start on Gina's blog to find the DT's links. And don't forget the release party will be on Thursday, October 1st over on SCS starting at 7:00 CST. There will be games, prizes and more previews.

I'll be back tomorrow with another post using this set. Thanks for coming by! Have a blessed day, everyone !


Paper: Basic Grey " Porcelain, SU Pretty in Pink

Stamp: " Lord of the Season" Gina K

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics (RV11, G24, W1, W3 )

Accessories: Spellbinders Labels 4, petal gemstones ( Michaels), shimmery ribbon ( JoAnn's)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Some Fall Inspiration and an Announcement !

Happy late Monday to you all ! My card for you today uses the new Flourishes leaf set and what a dream it was to color this!
The leaf, acorn and sentiment were stamped with Rich Cocoa by Memento onto Neenah white and colored with Copics . I forgot to write down the colors , oops, me sorry . Gold Encore as well as a light touch of Memento Bamboo Leaves green were sponged onto the image panel . The image was cut out and matted with , I believe, Labels Nine . Paper is by Cosmo Cricket. Ribbons , a slide and some gold sticky dots and all done ! It shouldn't be long before we have some gorgeous Fall color here and I am certainly looking forward to that !

Now for the announcement : I am excited and honored that Nina Brackett from Gina K has asked me to be her guest DT for her new release, " Lord of the Season" available this Wednesday , October 1st. I will have some samples to show you beginning Wednesday so check back here. Don't forget to check out Nina's blog as well as Gina K's beginning tomorrow for the sneak peek.

Have a restful evening and thanks for stopping by ! Hugs !

Thursday, September 24, 2009

A New Outfit !

Good morning, stampers ! I don't have a card for you this morning but hope to post one tomorrow. But I do have a new look ... what do you think ? I've tried many times to change my banner and background but it would just keep reverting to the this is refreshing ! Many thanks to Evan Todd , who volunteered to make me a new blog banner . I am really liking that beautiful leaf ! So thank you, Evan ... if you leave a comment , I'll be sure and pass it along to him. Have a blessed day, everyone !

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge #5

Hi All and Happy Tuesday ! You in the mood for Fall ? There's a fun challenge going on at SSCC this week. Kathy Winter chose for this challenge, Ecclesiastes 3:1. " There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven." Read the chapter when you can. This very chapter makes me want to bow down and worship the Creator... what a great God ! Now the challenge is to use Fall colors. I thought long and hard about this. One of the things I love about Fall is taking a hayride, going to the apple and pumpkin farms , etc. I didn't find any dp in my stash that came close to what I wanted to do , but then I remembered I had this CottaMesh. The base panel was run through a Swirls CB folder . The image is from Mo's Digital and was stamped and colored with Copics ( YR09, YR16, E35, E55m E00, R20, YG17, B97, 00 ) . I then sponged Bliss Blue lightly around the image and cut out with a square Nestie. Next I took this wood grain dp and doubled up two square Nesties and cut out to frame the main image. The CottaMesh was then cut to fit underneath and frayed. The leaf brads are by Spare Parts and were painted with Smooch ( Pumpkin and Siren) and left to dry. Once dry, I added them to the corners. A jute bow was added to the top left with a mini pop dot . The sentiment is computed generated, cut with a Labels 4 die , cut in half , sponged with Distress Ink and secured to the edge of the " window" . And that does it! I really like the "looking out the window of the barn " effect that the CottaMesh gives. Make it a super day! The Lord bless you !

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Time for a Christmas Card , eh !

I'm not normally in the mood to make Christmas cards this early, but with all the cute snowman cards out and a new Spellbinders pendant in my possession , the motivation moved in ! The poinsetta is layered with the tole idea and Liquid Pearls and glitter were added which don't show up very well in the photo but might show up if you click on the photo. I'll leave the recipe below. I've not been feeling so great today so I'll keep this short. Have a good Thursday evening and thanks a bunch for stopping by ! { hugs !}
Stamp: Stampabilities
Ink: Color Box silver pigment, Copics (R81,R83,R85)
Paper: Neenah white, silver foil cardstock
Accessories: Spellbinders Fleur de lis pendant, snowflake CB folder, Pink Poinsetta Shimmerz, Liquid Pearls, dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, fern punch, pearls

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

SSCC4 "The Places You'll Go "

Happy Tuesday, All !
I've managed to hit the stamping room today to put together my card for this week's challenge at Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge. The Scripture for this week is found in Jeremiah 29:11 " For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future ." This verse is such an encouragement to me ... wow ! For my card which is to follow the sketch this week , I knew what I wanted to do right away. Taylored Expressions has this adorable set out called " The Places You'll Go " with Dr. Seuss quotes and sweet images. Here's my mini how -to. I've stamped the balloon and sentiment onto Barely Banana with Memento Black ink. I again stamped the balloon onto a Banana scrap. Images were then colored with SU markers , the clouds were colored with a white Inkssentials pen and the main image sponged lightly with Bliss Blue. I then brushed on some Candlelight Shimmerz to the yellow stripes of the balloon. Click on the picture for a close up. The main image was then cut out with a large circle Nestie. The balloon will be slightly outside of the circle, which is fine. Then cut the second image just for the balloon part and the clouds and mount onto the main image for dimension. I then cut two large pinking circles with contrasting dp and mounted these behind the main image. The base dp as well as the contrasting dp is by Making Memories . I then colored the white in this red / white stripe ribbon with a yellow (Y15) Copic marker and added just to the other side then what is called for in the sketch. After attaching a corner of the contrasting dp, the lower right corner was folded up. I could not resist adding this cute little " worm" by Art Impressions ( ok, it's a caterpillar but let's pretend it's a worm ... you know, as in bookworm ?!) which was stamped , colored and cut out and added with a mini pop dot. Lastly I added mini buttons from Hero Arts to the upper right corner. I think it's a fun card for a student , young or old. What do you think ? I appreciate you stopping by as well as your sweet comments. You, blogging friends , are just the best ! Have a blessed day !

Friday, September 11, 2009

Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge 3

Happy Friday all ... and Happy weekend too!
This week's challenge at SSCC3 is " Back to School" which is to make a project for a student or teacher. Two of my sons head back to The Ohio State University this next week and my goal was to make cards for them to not only encourage them to work hard, to make good choices and to keep the big picture in mind but to not forget the Lord . College is such an exciting time ... the feel of independence and freedom ... remembering my own college years ... I want them to have fun , to study but most of all to not forget all that we have taught them ... that ultimately they belong to Christ , to pray for His guidance and to seek His wisdom. Not an easy thing to do or remember on a college campus.
The sentiment for this card is from Our Daily Bread. The gray base panel was run through a CB folder for texture. The image was cut out with circle and scalloped circle Nesties. Gray and OSU papers are from my stash . I'm not quite sure who makes them. Ribbon and sticky dots were added. And there you have it ! Thanks a bunch for stopping by today ! { hugs!}

Saturday, September 5, 2009

SSCC2 You Make My ...

Whew ... I see I'm getting my card for the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge #2 in by the skin of my teeth ! Tonight is the deadline so if you are so inclined , hurry ... you have until 11:59PM . This week's challenge Scripture is from the Song of Solomon 6:3 ... " I am my Lover's and my lover is mine ; he browses among the lilies ." The challenge is to make a card for your spouse or significant other , or if you are not married, someone you care for such as a dear friend and you MUST give it to them. Here's my card. This adorable stamp is by American Art Stamp and was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored in with Copics ( BG000, BG72, E70, E71, E27, E00, W1 and 00). I then cut out the image and the mat with Labels Four Nesties. The paper pack is Basic Grey's " Offbeat" . I chose to stamp the image twice and cut out and paper piece the umbrella and layer up for dimension. The sentiment was computer generated and cut out with a tag Nestie. I then added gemstones to the umbrella and each side of the sentiment. And lastly, but certainly not least, it's off to my DH who has been SO sweet and thoughtful today ... Thanks again for visiting . Be sure and check out Stampin Sisters in Christ blog for a new challenge beginning tomorrow. Hugs to you !

Friday, September 4, 2009

Feel of Fall Challenge at Flourishes

Flourishes is kicking off Fall with some new releases and to be into their fabulous drawing to win all FOUR of their new sets , all you have to do is play their challenge using their sketch . Interested ? Head on over to the Flourishes newsletter for the deets. Here's my card. This is one of my favorite sets from Flourishes called Swing Set . I , however, was seeking for a way to make it more Fall-like and this is what I came up with. Instead of paper piecing the sleeveless dress , I paper pieced using long sleeves and colored the leaves with Fall Copic colors. Ta Da ! I am so pleased ! Papers are from Basic Grey's "Mellow" pack. The red panel was run through a CB folder on reverse , the punch is from EK Success and ribbon and buttons ( Hero Arts ) were added.

Have a fabulous rest of day and a super Labor Day weekend . I'll be back with more soon.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

FIL Birthday

Good morning, Friends ...
I'm posting a card from my older stash for you today. I made this card for my dear FIL for his birthday. This stamp set is from Clear Dollar Stamps . I've stamped the image with Memento Rich Cocoa twice. The main image was cut out with a Spellbinders Nestie and lightly colored with Prismacolor pencils. I then cut individual sails from the second image after coloring them and layered them for dimension. Stickles were added to the water for shimmer. The paper is from Basic Grey's " Granola" pack . I've punched large burnished eyelets to the corners of the base panel and then threaded with May Arts twine. The sentiment was cut with a tag Nestie and added with pop dots. I think that about explains it. If you have questions at any time about a card, feel free to email me. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit today. Praying you will have a fabulous day ! { Hugs !!}

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

You Answer Me ...

Happy Wednesday ! I've a late post today. Been playing with my new Spellbinders which you can see here. This scripture verse is from Our Daily Bread and is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black then cut out and embossed with the Labels Four die. Some distressing from TH's Distress Antique Linen was sponged onto the panel. The gray frame is also cut out and embossed from the same set. The orange frame is from the Classic Frames set. What a gorgeous set! Papers are from Basic Grey's "Ambrosia" pack. Punched dots were added to the corners and gems from K&C to the main image. Super easy ... just layer everything up and mount with dimensionals.
Have a restful evening. I'll be back tomorrow with another post. Blessings !

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Fall is in the Air !

Hi everyone ... hope you are all doing well this first day of September. I have a quick and simple card to show you this afternoon. I just love this little leaf from Basic Grey . It was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and then colored with watercolor pencils and an aqua painter. This wonderful textured pumpkin ( looks more salmon in the photo ) paper is from Bazzill and the brown and cream are SU! The sentiment ( Flourishes Sweet Violets) was stamped with Rich Cocoa also . I colored the pearls with a brown Copic marker. I also added some rich satiny ribbon to the base panel . Everything was layered up with dimensionals and done ! We are out the door to a baseball game. Hope to be back here tomorrow with more . Have a good one now.