Friday, June 29, 2012

How I Stretch My Stamps at Virginia Lu's Blog

The talented Virginia Lu is sharing again - she's presenting free lessons on stretching your stamps.  And there's a challenge - enter your project and you could win.  This first lesson concerns using a partial image or part of a background stamp.  Here's my card:

I liked cutting off the width of my hexagon stamp.  This allowed me to add pearls in the white spaces which might not have worked had I not used a partial image.

Supplies:  Cardstock: Marco's Paper, Recollections; Ink: Versa Magic Purple Hydrangea; Stamps: CTMH Wicked and For Every Occasion; Pearls: Recollections. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sketch Time at Jackson's Digital Expressions

Good morning!  We have a new Anything Goes Sketch Challenge at JDE.  Go to the site and see what the DT has posted - there are some beautiful cards.  Winners from last week are also posted. Here's the sketch:

Here's my card:

I love this sweet image - Go Night Night II.  It reminds me of my sons and grandson when they were babies.  It's amazing how a child can sleep with his little behind up in the air!  I've entered my card in the following challenges:  Make It Monday (Anything Goes), DelightfulChallenges (Anything Goes), and Tammy's Scrapin Corner (Anything Goes Any Artist).

Supplies:  Cardstock: Marcus Paper; DP: Recollections; Die Cuts: given to me by a friend; Sharpies, Bick Mark-Its, Water Color Pencils; Pop Dots and Corner Chomper.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Mema's June Challenge

The June Challenge at Mema's Crafts is Just Words - no images allowed.  The words are the focal point.  I had fun with this challenge. I'm really proud of this card because I used scraps to make it.  While the design is CAS, I think the DP makes it appear less CAS than it really is.  Anyway, here's my card:

Supplies:  Cardstock: Recollections; DP: CTMH Magnifique; Ink:  CTMH Pacifica; Sentiment: CTMH I Am (promotional stamp set); Punches: Marvy Scallop Circle (1-1/2"), EK Success Circle (1"); Pearls and Brad: Recollections; Misc: Pop dots, Corner Chomper

I'm also entering this card in challenges at Make It Monday and Word Art Wednesday

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Altered Art Challege at Jackson's Digital Expressions

I'm posting the newest challege at JDE a bit late because this has been a crazy week for me.  This week's challenge is, of course, Anything Goes.  Try your hand at altering an object.  The DT has done a great job.  Go to the site for inspiration and to see last week's winners.

And don't forget our Design Team Call - you could be chosen!

Monday, June 18, 2012

One Layer Wednesday 92

I've entered the OLW Challenge. This time we were to stamp to the edge, but not over. It's not easy to see in the photo, but the flower centers have Stickles which look quite nice in real life, and there are gems next to each bouquet on the end of the card.  A little bling is a good thing, don't you think?

Supplies:  Recollections CS; Inks:  Versa Magic Chalk Perfect Plumeria; Stamps:  CTMH From Me to You, Inkadinkado Wedding/Marriage; Diamond Stickles; bling.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Design Team Call at Jackson's Digital Expressions

Hi, Everyone!  Jackson's Digital Expressions is looking for new DT members.  We are working hard on making JDE a premier challenge site and would like a few more dedicated crafters to help us do so.  You don't need DT experience so don't let a lack of experience keep you from applying.  This is the first time I've ever been on a design team, and I can confirm that all our experienced DT members are friendly, patient, understanding and very helpful.  They've made me feel right at home and have given me lots of help and many useful tips. Click on the above link, then click on the Design Team Call tab on the top.  You'll find out exactly what we're looking for and what we offer.  This is a wonderful opportunity, one you don't want to pass up.  Maybe you'll be my new teamie!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Graduation Card

It's been a while since I've had to create a graduation card.  The daughter of a friend of mine graduates from high school soon, and so I made her this card.  I had envisioned it a bit differently, but this is how it turned out.  It's CAS, as usual, and I do like it.  I hope my friend and her daughter like it.  This card could be for a boy or a girl so if I need another, I'll probably just duplicate this one.  I've decided to enter it in two challenges:  Make it Monday (always Anything Goes) and CAS-ual Fridays (Polka Dots). 

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Recollections and my stash; Inks:  Stazon Black, CTMH Black, Versa Mark Red Magic Chalk Ink; Stamps:  Studio G and Stampabilities Cling Rubber Stamp, Polka Dot; Fiskars scallop punch; pop dots.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Inks and Such at Jackson's Digital Expressions

It's Tuesday and time for another Anything Goes Challenge at JDE.  The Inks and Such team is sponsoring the challenge.  Use the color media of your choice.  Check out the design team's inspirational cards - they are colorful and full of life as usual!  Be sure to play along.  Maybe you can win some free digis or a spot as Guest Designer.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

What Pretty Colors at Jackson's Digital Expressions

Wow!  You have to go to Jackson's Digital Expressions to see what the DT has created for our latest challenge.  It's a color challenge with the twist being to use the colors yellow, grey and blue.  The DT rocked this challenge, believe me. Featured are the DT June Release Images.  There are two guest designers.  And don't forget that you want to find out the random drawing winner.  The challenge winners will be announced Wednesday, so be sure to check again tomorrow - you could find your name listed!.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Yes, Virginia, I'm Inspired

I saw a fun challenge on Virginia Lu's blog.  I admire Virginia's creativity and style and visit her blog quite often.  Here's the inspiration for her challenge:

Virginia's challenge gave me a chance to use a newly purchased stamp set from CTMH - Joyful Jar.  I have to learn to take better pictures, but, anyway, here's my card:

Supplies:  Cardstock: Reflections; DP: The Paper Studio: Inks:  Memento Lilac Posies, Tangelo, CTMH Blush, Desert Sand, Sunflower, Pear, Dutch Blue; Stamps:  CTMH Joyful Jar, From Me to You; Corner Chomper, pop dots.