Tuesday, November 27, 2007

This is one of my favorite stamps

This stamp, by Club Scrap, is one of my favorite stamps in my collection. I had seen it for the first time in a Stampers Sampler; but I wasn't a member of Club Scrap. By then, the stamp was no longer available (even to non-members). So, imagine how thrilled I was when one of my friends announced she was selling this stamp because she hardly used it! This card was created for Fluffy Fatbottom's Twisted Tuesday's weekly challenge: Sweets for the sweet . Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Pocket Box

Here is my entry for this week's "Gold Challenge" on Mixed Media Monday. This is a "pocket box." I should've known better than to use cardstock. It was quite a challenge to fold. But, it in the end, it looked OK, I suppose. I gold embossed black cardstock and also gold embossed a fleur de lis. The second picture is of the pocket 'opened up.' You could slip a note in the pocket. You could attach this to a gift, or slip a gift inside the pocket (like cash, or something like earrings or a chain necklace.) I think the next time I attempt this, I will use regular paper. It's so much easier to fold.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

A Multi-Tasking Project

This week's challange on Saturday Stampers is to incorporate projects from Gothic Arches (Friends challenge); Mixed Media Monday's button challenge ;Fluffy Fatbottom's Twisted Tuesday's Button Wisdom challenge ; Wednesday Stamper's Diamond challenge; and Theme Thursday's Chalk challenge. To create the "diamond" background, I first inked up a harlequin stamp with white chalk ink and stamped it on glossy cardstock (it's really important that you use glossy cardstock. You want the ink to sit on the surface of the paper a little longer. If you used regular cardstock, it will absorb into the paper too quickly.) Then, I quickly ran a very wet burnet sienna chalk ink pad over the stamped area. Afterwards, I quickly wiped off the burnt sienna ink. The white chalk ink acts as a resist. Isn't it neat? I'm not sure if the sentiment is very clear. My button wisdom is "We remain fond friends because we know when to button it up." Thanks for stopping by!

Entry for Skinny Saturday

This is my entry for this week's Skinny Saturday challenge, which is to use Tim Holtz's Distress Inks. I used manila cardstock for my based, and swiped (DTP) Tattered Rose and Lavender Distress ink on it. Then, I stamped with Burgundy and Blue Distress Inks. On a separate manila cardstock, I swiped Scattered Straw ink and stamped over it with Brushed Courdoroy. TFL!

How Eliza explained to Theodore why it's alright to be addicted to chocolate

This is my entry to this week's Gothic Arch Challenge. The theme for this week is chocolate. I hope you find it funny. (I was trying to come up with something funny for this challenge). Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Moo Cards

These are the first moo cards I've made. It was fun a challenge. The cards are one inch wide by three inches tall. Essentially, they're half the size of a business card. I stamped the background with a script stamp (Stamp Francisco) and a flourish stamp (Rhonna Farrer).

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Garden Collage

This is a project I'm submitting for a magazine. The image of the little girl and the birds' eggs are from Nancy Doreen (Vintagestamper.....look on the right sidebar for a link to her blog). I attached lace to the bottom of this 6 x 6 piece, and a vintage wire-hanger on the top. The paper is stamped with various images from Stampin Up and Stampinton & Co.

Friday, November 16, 2007

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Yes. I know. I know. It's not even Thanksgiving yet, but these cards are the latest ones I've made. I created them for a sketch design I came up with for the Stamp Shack. To give it some 'umph,' I ran a couple of the cirlces through my Cuttlebug Machine.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Card for the day

I'm trying to find my mojo. I think he's taking a nap. Someone once said the best thing to do, when you don't feel any inspiration, is to just start creating. Even if it turns into a mess, at least you're "processing" and getting a feel for what is not working. I'm happy with how this card came out. It's just simple stamping, stippling and coloring. Now, back to the studio.....