Saturday, September 25, 2010

Holiday cards....a start

I'm trying to decide on a holiday card to send out this year....I have int he past only used the picture ones but I think I will just include a photo of the kids inside the card....Here is my first contestant!

This is also for the sketch challenge at clean and simple blog...the Free 4 All challenge at SCS to use scallops and the Ways to use it challenge at SCS to get started on holiday cards!

recipe: Stamps- Leigh Hannah Holidays, Papertrey ink Holiday Greetings
paper- wild wasabi, real red, white
ink- wild wasabi, black
accessories- ribbon, rhinestones, PTI scallop border die

Monday, September 13, 2010

Back to School at LAST!

Ok finally my kiddies are back in school! That gives me more time to blog and keep up on challenges! I made these cards for my kids' teachers to let them know from the get go they are appreciated! I did a kinda faux letterpress here...just inked the top of the PTI embossing plate and then embossed...looks cool huh?

recipe: stamps- Papertrey Ink Fruitful, Unity sentiment from KOTM
paper- kraft, black, white
ink- real red, black, fresh snow
accessories- ribbon, PTI embossing plate

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Sunday, September 05, 2010

CAS82 Sketch by ME!

This week's Clean and Simple challenge on SCS is a sketch by ME! How exciting! Jen chose this card for everyone to use:

I did this the other day for the Ways to use it challenge...we had to use only one sheet of cardstock!

Here are some I made for today's challenge (it's weird to follow your own card!)

For this one I used the baby Wipe squirt some re-inkers on a folded baby wipe and basically make a new inkpad. I made a rainbow one! Then I stamped some smaller butterflies in grey and then stamped the script over it in black. Too cool!
The butterfly is stamped on acetate so you can see through it.

For this one I made a mask out of a post it note (a big one) with a square nestability die. Then I sponged in with blue, stamped over the mask with the black flourish and drew in the outline by hand. Quickie felt flower, button and balers twine and viola!

Getting even simpler....I didn't even make the squares with this...just implied them with the stamps. I kinda like this color combo (crumb cake, real red, baja blue and more mustard)....interesting......

Thanks for stopping by! You can see more details in my SCS gallery (I didn't feel like typing them twice today!)