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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Poinsettia Wreath (toilet paper rolls)

I made this Poinsettia wreath out of empty toilet paper rolls. and you can see my tutorial on how I made it at a new blog  I am newly involved in co-hosting with my wonderful DIL Rach. It is Created Crafty at http://createdcrafty.blogspot.com/
My grandaughters helped by painting some of the red TP petals.  The oldest is so funny & can't keep her eyes open for the camera, so I tried to get them to squeeze eyes shut, hoping to snap them when they popped open, but my timing didn't work...4 px later I settled for the squeezed eyes..ha ha.

Challenges entered:
ThePaperVariety: Anything Goes
OneStopCraftChallengeWk #162-Christmas Sparkle 
PaperPrettiesBlog:  Use Ribbon 
Reasonable RibbonAnything goes & Ribbon
FrostedDesignsUse Ribbon
ThePrettyLittleRibbonShopDec.Ch #5 - Christmas with a bow  YAHOO i won honor of Top 3CraftsAndMeChallengesChristmas
Paper-CraftingJourneyChristmas
PaperPlayChallenges11-WK 50-Christmas
BizzyBecsStoreDec Ch Christmas
ABCChristmasChallengeY is for Yipeee Christmas is almost here!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

(2011 Card#108) Jumping Fish

 Stamps are Gone Fishing by Theresa Momber & can be found at Gina K Designs.  I stamped fish & reeds with Versamark & heat embossed with black EP.  I colored the fish & reeds with Copic Markers & applioed versamark again & heat embossed with clear EP.  I then sponged Ranger Distress inks for the water, ground & sky.  For the texture I pulled twine apart to frey & colored with Copic & wrapped it around card base like ribbon.  Dies are Labels 8 by Spellbinders.
Challenges:
DoYouStackUP: DYSU Ch #44 - Teal
StampTV: STVMONTMCC3 - Sketch
LilyPad:  Teal, gold & rusty redish orange 
TouchTwinChallenges: TTC04 - Mellow Yellow, Olive Green, Brick Brown & Rose Red
StampsRUSChallenges:  Masculine Theme

(2011 Card #107) Blue Christmas


For a "Blue Christmas Card" I stamped  (Melanie Muenchinger's Festive Frames found at Gina K Designs) with Versamark on llight blue paper, then heat embbossed Blue Glass EP.  Then I colored in the poinsettias & frames with Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen.
Challenges:
StampTV: STVFRITG4 - Blue Christmas
MarksFinestPapers: Fall or Winter

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

(2011 Card #106) Poinsettias on Blue

Stamp is Festive Frame by Melanie Muenchinger found at Gina K Designs. I stamped on blue background with versamark & heat embossed with Espresso EP.  Then stamped & heat embossed the flowers on white CS & colored with Copic E21 & colored on top with Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen. For flower centers,  added blue glitter glue by Studio G.
Challenges:
ThePlayDateCafe:  PDCC105 - Kraft/Taupe, Flesh, Cadet Blue

Sunday, October 30, 2011

(2011 Card #105) Pheasant, Crimson, Orange & Gold


 
Stamp from Mark's Finest Papers, Autumn Glory 2011.  I colored with Copics, then sponged background and cut out & matted with Labels Two Die from Spellbinder's.  Leaves stamp is also from Autumn Glory 2011.  I inked first with Versamark then with red ink & stamped on white CS & then heat embossed with clear EP.  Then using a mask I sponged color inside the leaves, then sponged the background with golden yellow. 
         I was able to use scraps for the focal & frame, thank goodness I save everything...the ribbons are scraps too & the focal covered up the splices!
Challenges:
StampinSistersInChrist: Ch #113 - Isiah 1:18 Use Crimson, Orange & Gold
StampTV: Center Stage Alumni Blog Hop - Sketch
BasicGrey: Ch #56 - Anything Goes
MarksFinestPapersCh #79 - Use your scraps!
LilyPadTexture Challenge (Embossed leaves, ribbon & brads)
SimonSaysAnything Goes 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

(2011 Card #104) Pink Butterfly

Stamps are from GinaK Designs, focal Butterfly is Hope is Faith by GinaK, Butterfly boarder is from A Year of Boarders by Melanie Muenchinger.   The sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers Gerber Daisies.
     Spellbinders dies used:  Scalloped Squares & (scrunched) Lattice Rectangles.
Challenges:
LilyPadNina B's Sketch
CuteCardThursdaysCh #187 - Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word!
StampTVGKDOCT11ERG - Release Challenge #1 - PINK
StampsRUsChallenges: Nature's Gifts

(2011 Card #103) Tulips on Acetate

Tulips were stamped Tulip Trio by Rubber Stampede on the front of Acetate with black Stazon ink.  Then colored on back side with Sharpie pens. I mounted the acetate panel with brads.  Drew outline with gold pen.
Challenges:
TouchTwinChallengesTTC03 - Florals Part 1

(2011 Card #102) Pheasant Sunset Mauve

My camera colors are a little "off" so the bottom color is more of an egg yolk yellow.  I stamped the pheasant focal image from Autumn Glory 2011 from Mark's Finest Papers with Memento Black ink, then colored with Copics markers: Y02, YR16, YR07, E21, E31, E37, & B29.  I "masked" the image & sponged  around the image. 
Cut out frame with Spellbinders Labels 4.  Designer paper is Carolyn Holt Designs Checkered Path by Paper Adventures. Sentiment was stamped from an old unmounted stamp & heat embossed with black.
Challenges:
ThePlayDateCafePDCC104 - Use mauve, egg yolk & artichoke
StampsRUsNatures Gifts

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Granddaughter's Celebration of your support!

Hey Texas StampTv Ladies who have been prayer Warriors for my granddaughter Minnie.....I will be in TX in Nov and Minnie is going to have a scrapping party to scrap the lovely cards she has received from many of you and many StampTV friends across the USA and Australia & Malaysia!  She wants to meet some of you ladies who sent cards and or prayed for her!
 
So the date & contact info is on this invitation made by her talented Mom!  We so hope you can come.... God has blessed this wonderful family through wonderful caring people like you!

She also wants to thank the many of you from StampTv & a multitude of others who have lifted her up in prayer over the last year through the biggest surgery of her young 9 year life!  UPDATE:  She has just finished a 6 week home IV antibiotic regime and is on followup oral regime. She has some new pain in a knee.  Overall she is doing amazingly well....God is good!  Praise to the Great Physician!

I know that Janice is over seas on her mission work and can't join us, but I hope to see the ones who met last year and hopefully more of my StampTv friends who have been praying for Minnie!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

(2011 Card #101) Pheasant for D

I love Mark's finest Papers Autumn Glory 2011 stamp set...it is perfect for my 6 guys I make Birthday cards for in October & 1 in Nov.  So I changed it up just a little & cut the focal out with my new Spellbinders die: Lattice Rectangles.  If you want the deets, it was colored just like Card # 100 & you can just scroll down to that one for the info.
Challenges:
ThePlayDateCafePDCC103 - Rust, Storm, Deep Sea
CuteCardThursday: Chal. 186 -Tree-Mandous!  tree/leaf
CropStopChal.#41 - Falling Leaves 
BasicGreyChallenges: Chal. 55 - Autumn/Fall/Halloween

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

(2011 Card #100) Pheasant

Whewwwww this is my card # 100 this year....and I've got quite a few more birthdays and aniversaries to go yet this year!
   At Stampin Sisters In Christ their verse this week is Mar 10:27 “And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.”  
      I love looking at God's creation and see that He has control of the seasons and it reminds me that He is in Control and He is the provider of our strength and wisdom!  So this stamp makes me think of our Creator!
      I Stamped & heat embossed the leaves from Autumn Glory 2011 from Marks Finest Papers.  Using a leaf "mask" I sponged the background with Ranger Distress inks: Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and Dusty Concord.  Then using the hole of the mask I sponged the leaves with Spiced Marmalade & Dried Marigold.
   I stamped the pheasant focal image from Autumn Glory 2011 with Memento Black ink, then colored with Copics markers: Y02, YR16, YR07, E21, E31, E37, & B29.  I "masked" the image & sponged Tumbled Glass & Faded Jeans & Dusty Concord around the image.
Challenges:
StampinSistersInChristCh #110 - Mark 10:27 - Anything Goes
CardPatterns:  Sketch #136 
StampsRUsChallengesAutumn/Fall
StampTVSTVMONJH4 - Fall Foliage

Monday, October 10, 2011

(2011 Card #99) Fall Train


I used Mark's Finest papers new stamp set Autumn Glory 2011 to stamp the background leaves with Versamark & then heat emboss with Espresso EP.  The train & trees are from  Live Is Good  by Theresa Momber at GinaK Designs at StampTV.  I masked the train & sponged on the sky & ground with Ranger Distress inks.  Then stamped train & trees with Memanto Tuxedo Black Ink.  Then colored with Copics.The leaf charms are cheap gray plastic charms from a box of beads at Wal Mart that I colored with Copics marker.
Challenges:
StampTV:  STVSJDFRI3 - Red & Kraft colors
CardPatternsCPS Sketch #136
StampinSistersInChristAnything Goes
MarksFinestPapersCh #76 - No Designer paper 
StampsRUsChallengesAutumn/Fall

Sunday, October 9, 2011

(2011 Card #98) Falling Leaves

Scripture:  Mark 10:27 “And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.”    The God of the universe is in control.  He created all things, He causes the changes of the seasons and He is our source of strength & wisdom. At Stampin Sisters In Christ their challenge this week is Anything goes.

For the background I stamped the leaf from Mark's Finest Papers  Autumn Glory 2011 stamp set using Versamark, then heat embossed with pearl saphire EP.  Then inked with Tumbled glass, then inked around edges with Faded Jeans Distress Ink by Ranger.  For the fussy cut leaves, I stamped on white 140 lb paper by MFP with Versamark & heat embossed with black EP. Then I sponged Fired Brick & Scattered straw ink to color the leaves.  Label is from Fanciful Labels by Cuttlebug. Sentiment is from Poppies Poppies Poppies 2011 by MFP.
Challenges:
MarksFinestPapers:  Wk #76 - No designer paper-----Yahoo I won!
StampinSistersInChrist:  Ch #110 - Mark 10:27 - Anything Goes
LilyPad:  Palette Challenge - Red, Blue, Yellow
StampsRUsChallenges:  Autumn/Fall

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

(2011 Card #97) Teapot

Digital images from Sandi's Samples.  I printed teacup & teapot on white cardstock & colored with Copics.  Then colored over the images with Stardust Clear Gelly Roll pen by Sakura, for the glimmery finish.  Cut & embossed with Spellbinders Labels 2 die, then sponged Spun Sugar & Victorian Velvet Distress Die inks by Ranger. Sentiment is Popped up with pop dots.  Swirl is Elegant Flourishes die by Tim Holtz.  Lacy tab on right is a Round punch from Fiskars.
Papers:  Bazzill Basics Paper, DCWV Shimmers stack & Colorbok (striped)
Challenges:
SimonSaysUse Dawny's Sketch
CDAC:  CDAC - Digi Freebie Progressive Challenge
TheStampingBoutique:  Aug Progressive Ch Wk 4 - anything + bow + sparkle + sentiment  
StampinSistersInChrist: Ch #104 1 Cor:10:17 - Recipe Challenge - choose at least 3 of the following for one card. (ribbon, button, a swirl, hat pin, brad, charm, popped up image)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Resubmiting for Meljen's Designs Blast from the past

I am resubmitting this on August 28, 2011 because Meljen's Designs Challenge this week is
Challenge #73 - BLAST FROM THE PAST!!
Show us the very first card you ever made using a Meljen's Designs image!  It was firs submitted on March 8, 2011.

There's nothing SPRINGier than a Little Lamb!
This card is for my sweet 9 yr. old Grand Daughter who is WAS in the hospital following back surgery.  Update, she came home April 1 2011, had a good summer & has started back to school last week!  Praise God!
Made from digital stamps at Meljen's Designs  A couple of these happen to be in the "freebie" spot!

I printed on white card stock then "painted" inside the lines with Powdered Pigments from LuminArte mixed with Gum Arabic.  I then sponged around the Ribbon with Stampin-Up  Orchid Opulence.  I printed on the ribbon I Love Ewe.  The lambie was  painted  also and then cut out and mounted with foam dots.
Card base is from DCWV Shimmers Stack.
 Challenge:
MeljensDesigns:  Ch #73 - Blast from the past

(2011 Card #96) How to be Wise

Ok this is s stretch for me, something totally new...A Twisted Easel Card!  I used a Friend of our Library pencil for the stop to hold card face open.  This is for my very smart & wise grandson who is now a 6th grader!

My card dimensions are a whole lot bigger than this tutorial, so I had to actually glue an extension to my card base....It'll have to go in a package rather than an envelope, Oh well.

  I followed a tutorial at
http://www.papercraftjunkies.com/content/2011/06/6x4-twist-easel-card-tutorial/
 Free Digital image from Artwork © Elizabeth O. Dulemba, www.dulemba.com
Colored with Copic Markers.
Spellbinders:  Classic Circles
Challenges:
CardPatternsSketch 130
StampTV:  STVMONGS2 - School time
PaperCraftJourney:  PCJ Ch #17-Anything Goes  
CraftUsCrazyAnything goes 
 DigiDoodlesShop:  Anything goes
StampSomething:  Back to School 
TheCraftersCafe:  GHWI Challenge #4 - colors
 

Saturday, August 27, 2011

(2011 Card #95) Reading is Fun

This is for one of my grand daughters who absolutely LOVES to read!
Free Digital image from Artwork © Elizabeth O. Dulemba, www.dulemba.com
Colored with Copic Markers. Spellbinders: Labels 8, Martha Stewart boarder punch.
Challenges:
StampTVSTVMONGS2 - school time
SimonSays:  Use Dawny's Sketch
CraftUsCrazyAnything goes
PaperCraftJourney:  PCJ Ch #17-Anything Goes 
StampSomething:  Back to School 
DigiDoodlesShop:  Anything goes
PaperCraftJourney:  PCJ Ch #17-Anything Goes 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

(2011 Card #94) Bookmark

This card has been posted before, so you can Just ignore the card...it was entered back in June for STVFRIJH2. But now I'm finally sending it to my Dear DIL for her birthday and I just made this bookmark to go with it.
For the BOOKMARK I stamped on recycled plastic packaging with black Stazon then turned it over (so it wouldn't smear the stamped image) and colored inside the lines with colored Sharpie pens. I then put it through my laminator so nothing will ever smear!
Stamps: Hope Grows by Theresa Momber
Challenges:
StampTVSTVFRILM4 - Make a Bookmark


NOW FOR THE REST OF THE STORY:
This is the inside of the card.......
     I'm just a little scatterbrained right now! Since I found out that ......    Donna Downey is coming to our valley to hold classes I've been on cloud 999,999,999!!!!!!!!!


   
Sooooo here's my problem I forgot to send my daughter-in-law her birthday card...then to add insult to injury I called her on her birthday but didn't wish her a happy birthday....oh no I was just squealing and gushing about Donna Downey coming to town and getting to take DD's classes....and asking my DIL to send her daughter's Inspiration Art Journal (so I can show Donna Downey because my GD & I watched her Inspiration Wednesdays videos every day that I was there visiting and that was the Inspiration for our Journal)  For my GD's Journal  I helped her make a Canvas cover & Gesso'd cardstock for the signature pages inside. My GD Decorated the cover with her own artwork, and she did the sewing of the canvas (she had just gotten her first sewing machine for her 9th birthday...did I say she is very crafty!!)  Then a couple of days later it HIT ME LIKE A TON OF BRICKS   I totally missed my DIL's Birthday!!!##!!!    Can you ever forgive me sweetie????
I will do another post with px of her journal if that's ok with mom.

Oh, did I mention that I am OVER THE TOP  EXCITED!!!! 

Saturday, August 6, 2011

(2011 Card #93) Christmas in August

Christmas in August is the challenge at Simon Says.  I used a free digi  4 Calling Birds from Beccy's Place.  I printed several times with different patterned paper and Paper Pieced the 4 Calling Birds.  Dies from Spellbinders: Classic Circles and Lacy Circles. Title printed on vellum & attached with ribbon.  Zigzag stitched background papers.

My cards are rarely the standard 4 1/2 X 5 1/2 inch size, soooo this one which is 5 1/8 X 6 inch meets the requirement at Mark's Finest Papers for this week's challenge Anything but standard card size.

This was truly an experiment for me.......I had a hard time printing on the dp, because I was so careful to place it over the image "just right for the pattern to be in strategic places" and Whamo #!@#&*#!  I must have bumped a key and it would print just a little bit off!!!!!!
I like the paper pieced look, so I will probably try this technique next time with stamps!

The 4 Calling Birds  look like they are definitely following Ps 148:7-10  Briefly:  Praise the LORD you creatures of the earth & flying birds!  What a wonderful thing to be able to Praise Him for not only creating the earth, but especially for Jesus our Creator who stepped down from Heaven to become man while still being God...so that he could be the sacrifice for our sins so that we might have eternal life with Him.

Challenges:
SimonSaysChristmas in August
OurDailyBreadODBDSLC71 Notions-Seamstress
CardPatternsSketch 127
StampTVSTVFRIJH3 - For the Birds
StampinSistersInChrist:  Ch #100 Ps 148:7-10 
TheStampingBotiqueLatteLounge:  August-Progressive anything goes 
MarksFinestPapers:  Ch #67 - Anything but Standard 4 1/2 X 5 1/2" card

(2011 Card #92) God's creation


Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths, lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding, you mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars, wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds
Psalm 148:7-10
 At Stampin Sisters In Christ we are reminded to join God's creation in praising HIM!

I've broken some card making "Rules" here!  Hope this doesn't mean Disaster!!!
I'm afraid this one may only last as a picture because:
I used real Birch Bark & it's not acid free & who knows how it will break down & just disappear????
And it's pretty brittle & fragile...too much handling & it will break & peal!  (I should give it to one of those fellows who just take a look at their cards & immediately toss them into the trash) he he,,,boo hoo!

Stamps used are found at GinaK Designs:  Life is Good by Theresa Momber

Challenges:
StampTV STVMONCT6 - Break all the rules
StampinSistersInChrist Ch #100 - Use a creature on card - PS 148:7-10

Sunday, July 10, 2011

(2011 Card#91) American Made

American Made 2011 Stamps from Mark's Finest Papers.
Stars Paper: Stars Boogieboard Lace Cardstock from KI Memories.
Red glitter paper: Summer Dream from DCWV
Blue card base & White: from Core'dinations

I stamped eagle with clear versamark & applied gold & blue EP.  Then I Swiped die ink - direct to paper for the red stripes on the flag.

Challenges:
StampTVSTVMONCT4 - Swipe on swipe off
OurDailyBread:  ODBDSLC68-Red White & Blue
There'sMagicInTheAir:  Magical Monday - Sketch 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

(2011 Card#90) Christ In You

Christ is our hope!  He came to give us life in Him and He is coming again!
Scripture and Iris from Doodle Pantry.  I painted iris using powdered pigments by Luminarte that I mixed with gum arabic.  Then I cut out with Labels 8 die by Spellbinders & sponged around image with die inks. I adheared image to background paper then printed scripture across corner.  Boarder punch Double Loops by Matha Stewart. Papers & ribbon from my stash.

Cfhallenges:
DoodlePantryDPDC14 - Use a  Doodle Pantry Digital
CardPatternsSketch 122

(2011 Card#89) Reverse Spotlight

This Sympathy card uses the Reverse Spotlighting technique.  I used Friendship's Garden stamp set by Asela Hopkins found at GinaK Designs for the flower and the sentiment is from Spring Florals by GinaK at GinaK Designs.   I used Labels 8 & Petite Oval Lg. dies by Spellbinders.  The flower was stamped, then painted using powdered pigments by LuminArte mixed with gum arabic.

Challenges:
StampTV:  STVFRIDB1- Reverse Spotlighting
StampinSistersInChristCh #96 - Ps. 46:10 - CAS
LilyPad:  Inspirational Challenge #3 - for inspiration I chose Barb King's entries #74 & #75 Hers has the sentiment as a Reverse Spotlight

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

(2011 Card #88) Red White & Blue

This is a Thank You card for our friends who will be hosting a 4th of July BBQ this year.

I am so thankful for the freedoms God has granted us here in the United States of America and I pray for
our citizens & government leaders that we will turn our eyes, hearts and minds back to God our Creator & look to Him for guidance.

Stamp:  American Made 2011 from Mark's Finest Papers
Papers:  D CWV Summer Dream Stack (Sparkly Red BG & Sparkly Blue Mat), Stars Boogieboard Lace Cardstock by Ki Memories at Joanns, White 120 lb CS from GinaK Designs
Die: Lables 6 by Spellbinders
Ribbon: From Michaels

Challenges:
StampinSistersInChristCh #95 Gal 5:1 - Red. White & Blue Thank You card
CardPatterns:  Sketch 121 
MarksFinestPapers:  Ch #61 - Sparkle

(2011 Card #87) Case AJ

At StampTV the challenge is to CASE AJ Otto.

 I cased her Birthday Wishes card as seen here: 

Stamp:  Hope Grows by Theresa Momber @ GinaK Designs
Die:  Lacy Squares  by Spellbinders
Punch: Double Loops by Martha Stewart
Papers: Various from my stash.

Challenges:
StampTVSTVFRICT3 - Case the DT AJ
ThePlayDateCafe:  PDCC87 - Slate Blue, Barn Red, Grey  (the funny part is this is my 87th card this year and this is PDCC "87" ....too funny)

Friday, June 24, 2011

(2011 Card #86) Petaloo Flowers

This is my first time using Flora Doodles by Petaloo (Paper Flowering Vines Salmon).  
   Stamps:
Hope Grows by Theresa Momber and Fanciful Tags by Nina Bracket both found at Gina K Designs.
    Dies:
Elegant Flourishes by Sizzix, Tim Holtz
Lacy Circles & Classic Circles by Spellbinders
Fanciful Labels by Cuttlebug
   Papers:
Card base is from Abbey Road,  DP is from Christine Adolph & my stash,  Frame & flourishes from DCWV Shimmers Stack, Focal Pink from DCWV.
  I accented leaves & flowers with Distress Stickles Rock Candy
    Challenges:
PetalooColor Me Crazy - use Petaloo product
SimonSaysSimon Says - A Sketch

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

(2011 Card #85) Hollyhock, Sky Blue & Orange

I love how Challenges take me outside my "box" of  "as usual colors, combinations & sketches". Here is a case in point...I would not think of combining Hollyhock pink, sky blue & orange together normally, but that's just what The Play Date Cafe asked us to do!  My focal image is from the stamp set  Hope Grows by Theresa Momber, found at GinaK Designs.  I painted the image with LuminArte powdered pigments mixed with gum arabic.
Distressed Labels 6 frame with Spiced Marmelade Distress Ink by Ranger.
Challenges:
ThePlayDateCafePPCC86 - Hollyhock, Sky Blue, Orange
StampTVSTVFROKJ2 - sketch

Sunday, June 19, 2011

(2011 Card #84) White on White

Sizzix Ornate Flowers & Frame embossing folder, For Scallop: Cuttlebug Embossing Boarders. Sheer Ribbon, Gemstones cardstock for  base, central paper from Michaels Recollections.  Buttons form my collection....I didn't have any fancy white buttons, only these little plain janes!  So I searched through my closet & nothing fancy in white, so I didn't have to cut buttons off a blouse LOL!  Instead I threaded the ribbon through the buttons & poofed between them to dress them up a bit!
Blessings sentiment is from Nina Bracket's Lovely Labels 1 at Gina K Designs.
Challenges:
StampTVWear Your White
CardPatternsSketch 120
Mark'sFinestPapers:  Ch #60 - Buttons
SimonSaysStamp:  Lets Play bingo - I used Buttons, Lace & Sentiment

(2011 Card #83) Butterfly Doodles

Stamped Hope Is Faith by Gina K Designs  & heat embossed with black.  Painted with LuminArte powdered pigments mixed with gum arabic, then fussy cut out.  Card base Gemstones CS cut out with Spellbinders Blossoms die.  I doodled around edge of blossom.

Challenges:
StampinSistersInChrist: Ch# 91 Hebrews 11:1 -  Doodle on card

Saturday, June 18, 2011

(2011 Card #82) All Aboard

Stamped All Aboard 2011 from Mark's Finest Papers & heat embossed with black.  Colored with Copics.
Challenges:
MarksFinestPapersCh #60 - Use Buttons
SketchSaturday:  Sketch
StampinSistersInChrist:  Eph 6:2-4 Father's Day or Praise for the FATHER

Saturday, June 11, 2011

(2011 Card #81) In God We Trust

This the first time I've used my new Mark's Finest Papers American Made stamp set.
LuminArte powdered pigments mixed with gum arabic.
Spellbinders Labels 2 dies.
DCWV Shimmers Paper stack.
DP from my stash.

Challenges:
StampinSistersInChristCh #92 - John 13:34-35 Use something new
Cracy4ChallengesMasculine project - C4C91

Thursday, June 9, 2011

MFP June Release Blog Hop - Day 4

Hello! Welcome to the June 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!
This week's new releases are: All Aboard, Poppies Poppies Poppies, Sand Surf Relax, and Floating Along.
For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.
So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Floating Along? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)
For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win Floating Along. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.
Emily
Neva
Silvia
Faith
Claudine
Dawn
Marilynn
Patricia
Chrissy
Karen
Pam
Joanne
Kittie
Sharon-Guest Designer for June
Mark’s Finest Papers

For my first card:
 I Stamped the water lily 3 times & heat embossed with black .  Then "painted" with LuminArte powdered pigments mixed with gum arabic.   I cut out a smaller portion of the flower & shaped with a stylus then popped it up with pop dots that I made myself using Aleene's Tack It Over & Over glue. (it takes several days for the glue dots to set, so I make a whole tray at one time to use at a later date).  Then I cut the center portion from the 3rd flower & popped it on top.   I fussy cut around the side of the lily & pad on the left side so I could tuck the DP behind it.   

For my second card, I stamped & heat embossed with Black EP.  Then I "painted" with LuminArte powdered pigments mixed with gum arabic.
 This has been a very exciting experience for me!  I thank Faith at MFP for letting me join in the fun with these wonderful stamps!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

MFP June Release Blog Hop - Day 3

Hello! Welcome to the June 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!
This week's new releases are: All Aboard, Poppies Poppies Poppies, Sand Surf Relax, and Floating Along.
For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.
So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Sand, Surf Relax? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)
For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win Sand, Surf, Relax. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.
Emily
Neva
Silvia
Faith
Claudine
Dawn
Marilynn
Patricia
Chrissy
Karen
Pam
Joanne
Kittie
Sharon-Guest Designer for June
Mark’s Finest Papers

I Stamped the boat & heat embossed with black EP, the colored with Copics.  Then I sponged Tim Holtz Distress inks by Ranger to create the sand, sea & sky.  Stamped sentiment with Memento Black Ink.

Thanks so much for looking.  Be sure to return to Mark's Finest Papers.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

MFP June Release Blog Hop - Day 2


Hello! Welcome to the June 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!
This week's new releases are: All Aboard, Poppies Poppies Poppies, Sand Surf Relax, and Floating Along.
For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.
So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Poppies, Poppies, Poppies? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if the winner has already purchased this set!)
For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win POPPIES, POPPIES, POPPIES. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.


 I stamped the poppies twice on white CS and painted with LuminArte powdered pigments mixed with gum arabic.  Then cut out the flowers only & shaped the petals & then popped on top of poppies. Here is a side view:
Be sure to leave comments on all the blogs for the most chances to win.  Now be sure to hop on back to Mark's finest papers & if you missed any of the blogs here is the list:

Monday, June 6, 2011

MFP June Release Blog Hop - Day 1

Hello! Welcome to the June 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!
This week's new releases are: All Aboard, Poppies Poppies Poppies, Sand Surf Relax, and Floating Along.
For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.
So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: All Aboard? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)
For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win ALL ABOARD. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.
Lois
Vicky
Dawn
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Emily
Karen
Patty
Roxie
Vicki
Liz
Geri
Lynn
Lagene-Guest Designer for June
Mark’s Finest Papers

I am so excited, Last month at Mark's Finest Papers Blog I won a spot as a Guest Designer for June's Stamp Release Hop! So here are two cards I made using the new All Aboard stamp set.  I just love this set for the guys in my life!
First card, the image was "over-painted" with LuminArte powdered pigments mixed with gum arabic.

The second card I used Copics to color the train  & sponged with die inks.
Now head on back to Mark's Finest Papers.
Thanks for stopping by!
Lagene

Friday, June 3, 2011

(2011 Card #78) MFP Floating Along


Sneak Peek

 This is a sneak peek for the new set Floating Along 2011  to be released starting June 7 at Mark's Finest Papers.  Be sure to join the June MFP Release Blog Hop on June 7!

I Stamped the water lily 3 times & heat embossed with black EP.  Then "painted" with LuminArte powdered pigments mixed with gum arabic.   I cut out a smaller portion of the flower & shaped with a stylus then popped it up with pop dots that I made myself using Aleene's Tack It Over & Over glue. (it takes several days for the glue dots to set, so I make a whole tray at one time to use at a later date).  Then I cut the center portion from the 3rd flower & popped it on top.   I fussy cut around the side of the lily & pad on the left side so I could tuck the DP behind it.     Here's a side view:
Die:  Labels 2 from Spellbinders
Paper: Core'dinations,  DCWV Once Upon A Time, PrimaMarketing Co.The Breathe Paper Collection
Stamp: Mark's Finest Papers Floating Along 2011
Paint:  LuminArte mixed with gum arabic

Challenges:
StampinSistersInChristCh #91 Ecc.3:14 - Sketch
LilyPadInspiration Ch #2 - I'm inspired by Vicky's Flower piecing  May 8


Thursday, June 2, 2011

(2011 Card #77) MPF Sand Surf Relax

MFP - Sneeky Peek
This is a sneek peek for Sand Surf Relax stamp set that will be released at Mark's Finest Paper  starting
June 7.  You are going to love these new stamps!

I Stamped the boat & heat embossed with black EP, the colored with Copics.  Then I sponged Tim Holtz Distress inks by Ranger to create the sand, sea & sky.

This card meets these Challenges:
CaseStudyChallenge:  CASE Ch.#42
StampTVSTVFRIGS1 - Masculine
 SimonSaysStampsChallenge:  Fathers Day or For a Male 
CreateNorthridgePublishingSummer card with waves

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Trial for later post


So, Its been a very wet spring here in Oregon! I have a busy week ahead of me and will share something next week that I am doing right now....Stay Tuned!

Friday, May 27, 2011

(2011 Card #72) Butterfly


Digital "Rose Butterfly" by Crissy Armstrong found at http://whimsystamps.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=13_14&sort=20a&page=5, I elongated it just a bit when printing. I painted it with LuminArte powdered pigments mixed with gum arabic. The upper right corner above the rose is really the same color as the rest of background inside the butterfly (I just couldn't get the flash out!) The background was stamped with ColorBox Chalk inkpad Rouge, using Stampendous Marble Texture Cube Then overstamped with Ranger Dusty Concord using All Night Media stamp (speckles Or My idea of Polka Dots hehe) Then distressed edges & inked with Dusty concord plus a little smudged on face of BG.

Sentiment by Nina Bracket's Elegant Verses found at GinaK Designs cut out with Spellbinder's Flying Beauities I then inked around the edges while still in the die with Rouge, the inked edges with Dusty Concord. Silver pearls from queenlandcompany.com Card base is "Silver" Gemstones paper from Joann's.

Ribbon rose made with a pink & a purple wired ribbon tied together to start & followed tutorial found at
Challenges:
SundaysWithCrissy: Ch #60 Flowers
TheresMagicInTheAir: Make your own flowers
StampTV: STVMONDB1 - Shabby Chic
TheLatteLounge: May Monthly Ch - Flowers - polka dots
StampinSistersInChrist: Ch #90 Encouragement + Silver Prov.10:20-21

(2011 Card #67) Giraffe


Digital image by Meljens Designs. I painted my image with LuminArte powdered pigments mixed with Gum Arabic. Cut out giraffe with Mega Ovals Large die from Spellbinders & sentiment with Labels 1 also from Spellbinders. I then glued to CS & ran top through Cuttlebug using Sizzix Retro Circles. Then the bottom embossed with Cuttlebug Divine Swirl folder
Challenges:
MeljensDesigns: Ch #57 business card size Wahoo I was a Random Winner!
OurDailyBread: ODBDSLC59 - eMBOSSED OR eMBEDDING