Saturday, June 26, 2010

OWH Midweek Throw Down, Gettin' Digi

Tracey of The Stamping Boutique shared a pair of digital images with us on the OWH Stars & Stamps blog. This little sweetie is one of them. I had fun taking her in a little different direction than Tracey intended but I believe it will make someone happy to receive it all the same.
Thanks Tracey!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Window on the World card

Summer Haven 2010 is getting going. I have a couple of challenges including this fancy fold card.
Here are the instructions which you are welcome to print out for your own use. Right click on the diagram. It will open in a new page. Then print. That's it!
You can cut out the window anyway your want, die cut, Coluzzles, punch, scissors or craft knife. Just be sure you only cut the one side of the card!

Lastly this is the front of my card. Have fun!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Stars and Stamps sketch #22

Here is this week's sketch which I love.
I know, it is the beginning of summer and I am making a back to school card! The image is a freebie from the Clearly Vintage blog. The word paper is a black printing on white core advertisement I ran through a Sizzix using one of their embossing plate before sanding off the raised black parts.

I'm sorry I can't remember where the pretty French label came from. The green print paper is DCWV. The blue background is stamped with a Cornish Heritage Farms scrapblock. The creamy 3 D sticker had just the right spot for a bit of bling.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day card

This is the card I made for my Dad. The hummingbird is a Michael Strong stamp and the sentiment is from Quiet Fire Designs.

Happy Father's Day!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Tag Tuesday on Saturday

Louise's tag challenge this week is 'Men". I enjoyed playing with this older stamp from Paperbag Studios Along with my die cuts and punches.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mo in multiple

A few weeks back on the Mo's Digital Challenge blog they asked for us to merge multiple images from her line of digital stamps. I printed out a couple of ideas and then got distracted. So now they are done and here they are. Late but still.... The 2 boys are separate digital stamps and the sentiment is an actual rubber stamp. Imagine that!
On this one I just used a single image multiple times but fading it out. Sentiment was added in PSE. I use PSE for most all my digital stamping. The coloring is all done with Prismacolor pencils.
You can check out other people's challenge cards here-

Monday, June 14, 2010

101 posts!

I'm so surprised to find I have made 101 posts on this blog. Last year when I started it I had only the Memorial Day blog hop for Operation Write Home in mind. Guess blogging is more fun than I expected, lol.

This card uses the current sketch from the Stars and Stamps blog and another of the digital images Sandy created and shared during this years Memorial Day Weekend blog hop. Thanks Sandy!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Stars and Stamps sketch #21

Cool sketch, don't you think? For some reason it was an easy one for me which is always so nice.
Sandy, the president of Operation Write Home created a page of digi images for the Memorial Day Weekend blog hop including this sweet dog. Sandy's own Ciara was the inspiration for the digi and I wanted to give her a golden/red color. Long ago I made a bleached background sheet that I scanned and loaded on my computer. I used a piece of that scanned background to "color" Ciara. It was very fun! And today I pulled out an old piece of cardstock backed, dyed paper towel that I used for the background rectangles. The sentiment is a Studio G stamp colored with gel pen and clear embossed. It was a fun and relatively (for me) quick card.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

we grow great by dreams

In one of my old Stampers Sampler magazines (June-July 2006) is a card by Hannamaija Teisko of Finland on which she used bits of making tape to create a resist pattern. I totally love her card and today I finally pulled out my tape and Distress inks and experimented. After inking the cardstock I overstamped it with a Cornish Heritage Farms backgrounder. The Distress ink wipes off the masking tape save the edges of it. I love the look.
Sentiment is also from Cornish Heritage Farm. The climbing plant is a die cut using Quickutz, the ovals are Nestabilities.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Midweek throw down- Masculine cards

On the OWH Stars and Stamps blog the midweek throw down challenge is to make masculine cards. I combined the OWH Stars and Stamps sketch for this week with the masculine card challenge. The wonderful freebie motorcycle digital images is by Bird on her blog. The metal looking plates are cut from tetra pak and embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. It makes such a great masculine touch in my opinion! The ticket stamp is from Hero Arts. This is the first time I've used it. Felt just right with the motorcycle.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Stars and Stamps sketch #20

Here is this week's S&S sketch. Love the new logo!
It is warm enough here to get a person dreaming of pools of water. These cute guys from Mo Manning have the right idea!
Used a new-to-me stamp from Studio G for the sentiment. Nice and simple. The papers are all from my stash and Prismacolor pencils are my favorites for coloring digital images.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sketch challenges and OWH digis

Here is my card for this week's SFYTT from Jen del Muro
I used digital images from OWH's Stars and Stamps blog
And I got to use my brand new Stars embossing folder from Cuttlebug :-) All in all I had a great time making these cards thanks to the kindness of blogging cardmakers.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Stars and Stamps sketch #19

Here's Karen's sketch for this week.
I had stamped (Sandy Lion Stamps) and colored this little robot quite a long time ago but today he got transformed into a card. Distressed ancient DCWV paper plus recycled stuff. Envelope liner and tetra pack (the silver looking stuff). Cuttlebug and Sizzix die cuts.

Another old pack of paper and printed sentiments got used on this card. A Flavia stack for the sentiment & bottom printed paper. DCWV for the top paper. I'm going to be sad when I use up the last of this cheerful ribbon I bought long ago at Michael's.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tag Tuesday- Music

Louise hosts a weekly tag challenge on her blog This week's challenge is to use the theme of Music. I used digital images from an Instant Memories CD of vintage music images titled Music Pages. It was fun to mess around with them in PSE. I printed out the tag on manila cardstock. Using an EK Success border punch I made the embellishments with white paper trimmed with buttons. The round medallion reminds me of lace neck ruffs that were worn in Elizabethan times.