Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Stars and Stamps sketch #35 and challenge

Here is this week's sketch from OWH's Stars and Stamps blog. In addition to making the sketch I also went for Barb's challenge. http://papertherapyponderings.blogspot.com/2010/09/monday-september-20-2010.html Purple, penguin, and holiday card on moldie old paper for OWH. You didn't have to do all the challenges but I couldn't resist. The penguin is an old digital freebie and I am very sorry to admit I don't know who the artist is. Kinda cute though.

At first I couldn't think of any penguin stamps I had but then I remembered these little guys from The Cat's Pajamas. Little goofballs! I added a sentiment from Hero Arts and a few Studio G snowflakes. The bottom layers are Cuttlebug embossed. I'm still happily using up the pack of purple stripe paper from Lasting Impressions I bought a least a year ago. Not sure if that is actually 'old'! ;-)
I've got an idea for another penguin holiday card so there may be more to come!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Halloween Wishes

Waltzingmouse sketch challenge blog's offering for this week caught my eye. http://waltzingmousesketchchallenge.blogspot.com/ I'm waiting for my first ever WM order and am so excited! I've been making samples for my challenge for the Harvest Home Haven event. Use paint chips! The Waltzingmouse sketch seemed perfect for paint chips. I added some zigzag stitching with my sewing machine.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts. The background paper is from a Christmas stack. (I know, very strange, LOL) The painted wood skeleton was a RAK from Ann in Utah. Thanks!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Barb H CASE for Stars and Stamps blog

I've been a fan of Barb's for some years now so I was delighted with the opportunity to CASE one of her cards. Check out her blog http://papertherapyponderings.blogspot.com/
The butterfly is painted with Twinkling H2Os. There is gold leafing around the edges of the stamped pieces. It is sparkly but you will just have to take my word for it, LOL. The butterfly image was a RAK and I don't know who the stamp maker is. Beautiful though. The background is chalked. Sentiment is Hero Arts.
Thanks for the inspiration Barb!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Stars & Stamps and Michelle Perkett Studio

Michelle Perkett Studio and OWH's Stars and Stamps blog joined together to challenge cardmakers to create birthday cards using Michelle Perkett's images. This digital stamp, Mary Margaret, has an apple in her hands but I gave her a birthday package to hold for this card. It is an old stamp from The Cat's Pajamas. The clothes were paper pieced which was a little bit of a challenge as one has to run the papers through the printer. I used solid origami papers which I tacked to a base of text weight paper before running them through the printer. The bits and pieces were cut out and glued to a previously colored print of Mary Margaret.
Thanks to Michelle for the challenge and the freebie of Mary Margaret she offered to the Stars and Stamps blog recently. How kind! Check out the Michelle Perkett Studio blog. http://michelleperkettstudio.blogspot.com/

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Stars and Stamps mid week throwdown

The Midweek Throwdown challenge on the OWH Stars and Stamps blog was to make thank you cards with autumn themes. The oval frame and sentiment were printed on the computer. I used Spellbinders dies and a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The yellow and black strip is embossed Core'dination paper that was sanded.
The background paper on this card and the first card are William Morris prints from an old calendar. The round frame is a digital image from Bird's blog http://www.birdscards.com/Default.aspx?tabid=595 I added the text before printing and colored it afterwards. Again I used Spellbinders dies.

This one has actual rubber stamping, LOL. The sentiment is an old one from Stampa Rosa while the frame is from Serendipity Stamps. I love this full sized Cuttlebug embossing folder. The shear ribbon is metallic but the camera doesn't catch that.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Stars and Stamps Sketch 34 Thank you

Here is this week's sketch from the OWH Stars and Stamps blog. They had the additional challenges of using yellow and making it a 'thank you' card. I actually have made about a half dozen cards from this sketch now but this was the first one I remembered to use yellow on and make it a 'thank you'. ;-P

The poppies are a digital image by Chrissy Le. The Thank You stamp is a Delta rubber stamp. I used a couple of Spellbinders dies on this one.
If you visit my blog over time you might have noticed I am wild about recycling stuff. On this card I used a worn out hot water bottle to stamp the background. Really!

Googlie Eyed Monsters!

Here come the spooky, googlie eyed monsters! I used Recollections and Studio G stamps on this one and colored it with Prismacolor pencils.
No stamps on this one. A few die cuts with Spellbinder and Sizzix dies and a border punch from SU! The Spooktacular ribbon is a few years old and no longer available.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Yolanda's digi challenge

Yolanda offered up a digital stamp she drew to challenge us to make cards for OWH.
http://yolanda-imaginemakeshare.blogspot.com/2010/09/happy-birthday-owh.html Well I didn't make mine into Any Hero cards so they don't fit the challenge but I think they will work as cards to mail home to family. The card uses the current Stars and Stamps sketch. Hooah!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

OLC Tree challenge

This is my first time posting a challenge card for the One Layer Challenge on the Simplicity by Late Blossom blog. I admire Susan's clean and simple style. http://simplicitybylateblossom.blogspot.com/

The trees stamp is by Rubber Tree Stamps and, I believe, is no longer available. The sentiment is though. Verve makes it.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Stars and Stamps Midweek Throwdown; Halloween

This card uses a sketch by Leigh O'Brien for The Cat's Pajamas. http://sunflowerstudio.typepad.com/sunflower_studio/2010/08/tcp-tuesday-124-sketch-challenge.html I used some goofy, puffy skeleton stickers on it.
This little doll is a digital freebie from Glamourie in Ireland.
http://graceandglamourie.blogspot.com/2010/08/whinifred-witch.html She is adorable! The background paper is done with Distress inks and a Hero Arts background stamp.