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Saturday, March 26, 2011

(2011 Card #48) Christ is Risen

I stamped the cross from Nina Bracket's Christ is Risen set found at GinaK Designs, with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Candy Violet EP.  I then cut & embossed with Petite Large Scalloped Oval Dies from Spellbinders & framed with dark lilac.  I embossed dark lilac paper from Cor-dinations and embossed in Sizzix Damask folder from the Medallions, Frame & Damask Set 1.  Then I used Tim Holtz sanding tool to distress to reveal lighter core.  I made a rolled ribbon flower with white & Mango ribbon (why does the camera pick up ribbon's color differently that paper??? it is really close in color to the mango bg for the cross).  And the disappointing part of my card is that I used Tim Holtz Crackle paint on the same paper as the  cross BG and I expected the mango to show through the crackle.....but it didn't!
StampTVSTVCSP17 - Color Challenge - Wild Lilac, Sweet Mango, White
CardPatternsCPSketch 108 - Sketch
TheRubberCaffe: Embossing 
PaperPlayChallenges: 11-WK 12- Distressing

(2011 Card #47) Christ is Risen

Stamp is from Nina Bracket's Christ is Risen set found at GinaK Designs, I stamped on Gemstones paper with Versamark then heat embossed with Black EP. I got my inspiration for the vellum background at I embossed my background vellum using Sizzix Flowers embossing folder of the Dots & Flowers set.  Stitched vellum to purple CS from my stash.  Cut frames with Scalloped Ovals from Spellbinders, using paper from DCVW Shimmers Stack.   For the flower I punched a circle from CS and tied a knot near end of wired sheer ribbon & glued it to circle.  I started adding glue to circle & twisting ribbon  around & around from center to outside until circle was covered with twisted ribbon.
StampTVSTVSKSP18 - Sketch
SugarCreekHollowSensational Stitching
CESChallenges:  Ch #29 - Die Cut Crazy

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

(2011 Caqrd #46) Thinking of You

Stamps Framed Greetings by GinaK at GinaK Designs.  Papers from my stash.  I painted the butterfly & flowers with LuminArte Polished Pigments mixed with gum arabic. Labels 1 from Spellbinders used to cut DP.
StampTv:  STVCSP16 - Color Challenge Green Grass, Sweet Mango, Wild Dandelion
SugarCreekHollow:  Anything Goes

(2011 Card #45) Berry Happy

The main theme of this card is Something Hidden following along with Stampin Sisters In Christ Challenge #81.  The scripture this week is:
Scripture: Matthew 6:6 "But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you."
A reminder that we need to talk directly to God in our prayers, from the depths of our souls we can cry out to God not only in supplication, but in praise and thanksgiving.  When we go to Him in private, we are there truely for sweet communion  with Him and not for show to impress others.

Focal Image was once a Freebie from Meljen's Designs.  Be sure to visit her site to get her weekly freebie digis, some remain free, but some are only free for a short time, then they are for sale.  I printed it once for the outside image & cut it out with Big Scalloped Circles die from Spellbinders.  Then printed image larger and cut out with a smaller circle so just the strawberry was visible.   Since it was cut out with a smaller circle, it is hidden when the card is closed.  I painted the strawberry with LuminArte Polished Pigments mixed with gum arabic.  I embossed white CS with Sizzix Perfect Polka Dots, then brushed StampinUp Rose Red ink pad across to highlight the dots.
TheHouseThatStampsBuiltM911 - Sketch Challenge
 StampinSistersInChristCh #81 Matt 6:6 - Something Hidden
SugarCreekHollow:  Anything Goes
 MeljensDesigns: Ch #50 -  Dots

Friday, March 18, 2011

(2011 Card #44) Blooming Blue Blossoms

Stamps from Theresa Momber's Hope Grows, Gina K's Spring Florals, Asela Hopkins' Friendship's Garden all found at GinaK Designs.  I heat embossed with black EP, then "painted" inside the lines with LuminArte Polished Pigments mixed with gum arabic.  Dies are Labels 1 from Spellbinders.  Papers from my stash.
StampTVSTVSKSP17 - Sketch
CuteDaisyMae:  Pile on Flowers
MyGraficoCrafts:  March Monthly - Anything Goes

(2011 Card #43) Pink Princess


I treasure my GRANDCHILDREN and this is to one little Princess who has been through a lot lately...back surgery and a lot more!  I used Deena Rutter paper Best Friends Tweet Tweet Paper at My Mind's Eye.  Stamps are from Christ Is Risen by Nina Brackett at GKDesigns.   Princess metal word is from Pressed Petals in Richfield, UT, and I colored it with Alcohol Inks by Ranger.  Dies from Spellbinders:  Lacy Circles and Mega Ovals LG.  Ribbon from Michaels.
StampTVGKDMAR11CS Challenge #1 - Make Mine Metal
StampinSistersInChrist:  Ch #80 Matt 6:21 - Something you Treasure
SketchySaturday:  Sketch
SimplyCreateChallenges:  Ch #39 - Monochromatic 
AlysSundayChallenge:  ASC - Anything Goes

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

(2011 Card #42) Butterfly Anniversary

Stamped & heat embossed with black EP the Butterflies, flower  and leaves from Hope Grows by Theresa Momber at GinaK Designs.  Cut out card and layers with Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles Large and Lacy Circles & Fancy Tags.  Sponged Pealed Paint & Shabby Shutters Tim Holtz Distress Inks by Ranger on tag while still in die.  Stamped sentiment from Fanciful Tags by Nina Brackett at GinaK Designs.  
WaltzingMouseSketch: WMSC38 - Sketch
Paper-CraftingJourneyPCJ Ch#5 - Things with Wings
AllSortsChallengeWk#94 - Luck of the Irish (use Green)
ThePinkElephantChallengeTPE95 - Spring Time
StampTvSTVCSP15 - White, Fresh Asparagus, Soft Sand
MyGraficoCrafts:  Monthly - Anything Goes

Sunday, March 13, 2011

(2011 Card #41) Under the Sea

Stamped images from GinaK's Quite a Catch and Ecclectic Summer found at StampTV .  I painted images with LuminArte Powdered Pigments that I mixed with Gum Arabic.  I fussy cut & glued them to my card.  The seahorse is popped up with foam dots. I used Fiskars boarder punches Dandy Doodles Emboss & Sunburst. For the wide dark blue wavy strip with bubble holes punched in it - I dug out  my first cutting tool I bought at the first scrapbooking party I ever attended  by Creative Memories (their 12 inch cutting system)  That is where I first started scrapbooking in 2000 after my first grand child was born.  Then I discovered card making at StampTv in November of 2009!  What ABSOLUTE FUN!!!!!
TheHouseThatStampsBuiltM2 Case
CraftsAndMeChallengesUnder the Sea
AlysSundayChallengeAnything Goes

Saturday, March 12, 2011

(2011 Card #40) Mouse Riding a Frog

OOOPppsss My Bad, I just found another card that was made 2 weeks earlier, I'll submit it actually on todays date.    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!
Spring is in the air:  I hear frogs everytime the sun comes out these days!
Printed Meljens Designs freebie from PaperCraftPlanet Group-MeljensDesigns-forum-500-member-freebie
I painted frog & mouse with LuminArte Powdered Pigments that I mixed with Gum Arabic.  Cut image out with Spellbinders Blossoms Die, then sponged Tempting turquoise ink from Stampin Up.  Added green sequins to the image.  Hello is also from Meljens Designs. cut out with Ribbon Tag Trio Two by Spellbinders. Card Base is from DCWV Shimmers Stack. Other papers are from my stash.  Added Buttons tied with gold thread.  Embossed light green paper with Sizzix Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  Ribbon from Michaels was criss crossed on back side of the tag to form the angle on card.
MeljensDesignsCh#49 - (use Green)
StampTVSTVSKSP16 - Sketch
TheStampingBotiqueChallenge TSB Ch#1 - T(texture) S(sparkle) B(buttons)
TheShabbyTeaRoom:  Wk#52 - Luck of the Irish (use GREEN)
ThePinkElephant:  Spring Time  (frogs are croaking in Oregon!)
TheStampingBotique:  Animal Challenge 
AllSortsChallenge:  Wk #94 Luck of the Irish (used green)
MyGraficoCrafts:  Monthly - Anything Goes

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

(2011 Card #39) Gardenia Charmed

Stamp is from Asela Hopkin's Friendship's Garden found at GinaK Designs. I stamped it on green for leaf shadow, then stamped on 3 different pink papers and fussy cut 4 layers for paper piecing the flower.  Mounted with foam.  Layerd on different collors with Big Scalloped Squares  & Lacy Square by Spellbinders. Layered 2 widths of sheer pink ribbon and added flower charm with a bow.
WaltzingMouseSketchChallenge:  WMSC37 - Sketch
StampinSistersInChristCh #79 Isiah 40:8 - Stamped Flower
Simply CreateCh#38 - The Power of Flowers
WhoopsieDaisyMaeRibbons and Charms
LittleClairesDesignsCh#2 - Flowers
AlysSundayChallenge:  ASC - Anything Goes 
ThePinkElephandChallenge:  TPE95 - Springtime
FreshlyBrewedChallenges:  FBC37 - Pink & Paper Piecing 
MoxiFabWorld:  Techniques Week - Paper Piecing

(2011 Card #38) Rejoice

StampTV: STVCSP14 Dandelion yellow, Red hot, Black
SugarCreekHollowMarch Sketch Challenge

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

(2011 Card #37) Lambie Ribbon

There's nothing SPRINGier than a Little Lamb!
This card is for my sweet 9 yr. old Grand Daughter who is in the hospital following back surgery.  
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.

MeljensDesignsU R such an animal (use an animal)
PaperPlaytime:  Ch #40 Digi Mondays Anything Goes 
AlysSundayChallenge:  ASC Anything Goes 
ThePinkElephant:  TPE95 Spring Time

Saturday, March 5, 2011

(2011 Card #36) Cornflower

Red, Black and Cream:  Creamy lace boarders the wide cream ribbon with red vines from my stash.  Charcoal black paper at top is from Recollections.  I printed Cornflower from DoodlePantry on red paper from my stash.  Then I printed it on white cardstock and painted it with LuminArte Powdered Pigments mixed with gum arabic...then cut out with Spellbinders Classic Scallops Circles Large and sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger.  Frame is Reflections red paper from Joans.  Buttons & sentiment complete the card.
DoodlePantryDPDC9 (theme - Doodle Pantry image)  Yahoo I WON!
ThePinkElephantChallenge:  TPE94 - Buttons, Ribbon, Lace
TheShabbyTeaRoom: Wk #51 - Classic Elegance (Red, White or Cream & Black) 
Bee-Crafty:  Ch #48 -  March Spring Flowers 
LittleClairesDesigns:  Ch #2 - Flowers 
SimplyCreateChallenges:  Ch #38 Power of Flowers 
SketchSaturday:  Wk145-5th March 2011 (Sketch)
StampinSistersInChrist Challenge: Things that secure: buttons! No less than three on your card/project.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

(2011 Card#35) Paper pieced Daisies

Card base is Gemtones at Joanns. Flowers were stamped with Ecclectic Summer by Gina K @ StampTV on 3 different papers from my stash and mounted on CoreDinations paper cut & embossed with Spellbinders Lacy Squares.  Ribbon from Michaels.
StampTVSTVSKSP15 - sketch
TotallyPapercraftsCh.#55 - Paper Piecing
SimplyCreateChallengesCh.#38 Power of Flowers
MoxieFabWorld:  Paper Piecing Technique

(2011 Card#34) Snowy Owl

Stamp from GKD by Theresa Momber, Hope Grows. Ribbon from Michaels.  Die from Spellbinders Labels 8.  Base paper is Gemstones from CoreDinations. Background paper from Creative Imaginations. Rhinestones from Studiio18.
TheHouseThatStampsBuiltSketch F2311
LittleClairesDesigns:  Anything Goes