Thursday, January 27, 2011

Color Spotlight- STVCSP9

Here is my card design for the Gina K Design Color Spotlight for this week. I used Tempting Turquoise for my base then I layered Early Espresso on top of that. I took a piece of Shimmery White cardstock and using the stamp from Gina K called 'Winter Foliage'. I stamped the pine bough using frosted white shimmery paint all over the white paper. Then I took lime pastel, olive and warm green Fluid Chalk and did the same thing in order of the lightest to the darkest. I also sponge in the colors over top of the stamping using a technique called 'Stamp Smoosh Smoosh' that I learn from Cathie Allan. I then stamped ornament image from the Gina K set called 'Heirloom Ornament' using Tempting Turquoise craft ink and Early Espresso craft ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I applied Frosted White shimmery paint over top of the embossed image to give a shimmery look. Stamped 'Blessings' from Gina K set called 'Lovely Labels 1' using Tempting Turquoise craft ink and embossed using black detail EP. Cut it out using the Modern Label punch. The cut out tag using Early Espresso paper and the Spellbinders 'Fancy Tag' die.Using Magenta peel offs for string I attached the ornaments as shown and applied a bow to each one.
Supplies:
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Early Espresso, Shimmery White by Stampin'Up
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Early Espresso Craft ink by Stampin'Up
Stamps: Winter Foliage, Heirloom Ornaments, Lovely Labels by Gina K Designs
Other: Early Espresso 1/8th taffeta ribbon, Marina Mist 1/8th taffeta ribbon, clear, black embossing powder, Frosted White Shimmery Paint by Stampin'Up, Silver Peel offs by Magenta, Fancy Tags by Spellbinders
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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Gina K Sketch Spotlight- STVSKSP9

Here is my take on the Gina K Challenge for this week. I started out with brown metallic cardstock then I layered a piece of green paper which I ran thru Stampin'Up embossing folder called 'Framed Tulips'. I sponged Spring Green and brown ink on the raised areas. Then I cut a triangle out of pink metallic paper then attached another triangle from BoBunny line called 'My Darling'. Then I cut Lacey Circle out of pink metallic paper then I cut out a Beaded Circle using some Bo Bunny paper. I attached a piece of green scallop circle then a brown circle. I punched out a spoked wheel from the Clog punch from Stampin'Up. Then I layered a Pretty in Pink corduory button on top. Cut out brown glitter ribbon tag from Spellbinders. Stamped out saying using the set from Gina K called 'Inside and Out' on Shimmery White paper then sponged Pink, Spring Green and Brown ink to tone down the white paper. Used Black Crafter's ink and embossed using clear embossing powder. Added 2 rhinestones and ribbon thru the 2 ends. Applied rhinestones on the Beaded Circle as shown.

Supplies:
Paper: Brown Metallic Paper by Michael's, Brown Glitter paper by Best Creations, Shimmery White by Stampin'Up, 'My Darling' By BoBunny
Inks: Pink, Spring Green, Brown Vivid inks by Clearsnap, Black Crafter's ink by Clearsnap
Stamps: Inside and Out by Gina K Design.
Other: Pretty in Pink Corduory Buttons, Rhinestones, Clog Punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch, Scallop punch, Framed Tulip embossing folder by Stampin'Up, Beaded Circle, Lacey Circle, Ribbon Tag Trio Two by Spellbinders, Burgundy with pink ribbon by Michael's
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Verve's Mojo Monday Sketch 174

Here is Verve's Mojo Monday Sketch 174 challenge. I started with Brown Metallic cardstock. Used BoBunny pink paper and ran it thru Stampin' Up embossing folder called 'Elegant Lines'. I sponged pink and brown ink to raise the embossed area. I layered green paper and sponged brown ink and then layered another pattern piece on top of the green. Wrapped burgundy with pink ribbon around the pink paper before applying to brown metallic cardstock. Used Lacey Circles from Spellbinder and cut out a piece of brown metallic paper then used Beaded Circles from Spellbinders out of pink paper ran it thru a Cuttlebug folder called 'Swiss Dots'. Sponge brown ink on the raised areas. Added a brown glitter ribbon tag from Spellbinders. Stamped image from the set of 'Love Story' from Verve stamps using Orchid Crafter's ink and embossed with clear embossing powder on watercolor paper. Colored with purple, green and pink metallic gelly roll pens using a watercolor technique. Cut it out leaving a little halo and applied it using dimensional. Cut out a pink circle and ran it thru embossing folder and sponged brown ink over raised areas. Attached it to 1 1/4" green circle. Applied a glitter brown button using glue dots and added pink metallic thread. Applied a brown flower brad to the Kiwi Kiss button using glue dot. Applied pink ribbon to the ends of the brown glitter ribbon tag.
Supplies:
Paper: Brown Metallic paper from Michael's, BoBunny 'My Darling'
Inks: Brown, Pink, Spring Green Vivid inks by Clearsnap, Orchid Crafter's ink by Clearsnap
Stamps: 'Love Story' by Verve Stamps
Other: Pink Ribbon, Burgundy with Pink by Michael's, Kiwi Kiss Corduroy buttons, Flower brads by Stampin'Up, Pink Metallic thread by Wonderfil, Brown glitter buttons. Purple, Pink, Green metallic gelly roll pens by Sakura, Lacey Circle, Beaded circles, Ribbon Tags Trio 2 by Spellbinders 
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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday 100th Challenge Blog Hop Winners !!!

As you know I entered the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday 100th Challenge Blog Hop on Friday Jan.14th. Anyway, the challenge for last week's Timeless Tuesday was all about your favorites!  My  favorite time of the year is Christmas so I used "Santa, I Believe" and "Christmas Music" from Flourishes to be the focus of my card. Today they posted  FTTC100 Blog Hop WinnersI won a RECOGNITION AWARD it was given to the BLOG HOP TOP 5 Winners! So I am posted on the special FTTC 100th Winner’s post! I also receive a special Winner Button to sport on your blog!
In case you missed my card here it is: A big Congratulations to the other 4 winners posted on Flourishes blog;
 Stephanie Hargis, Lee(LuvLee), Iwona Palamountain(Chupa),
Pattie Goldman . They too won the Recongnition Award for their blog. These ladies did an outstanding job as well as the other participants. I'm glad I didn't have to pick the winners.Pin It Now!
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Color Spotlight- STVCSP8 for Gina K Designs

This week- I messed up! (LOL!)
The good news is, you can play with either one of these Color Spotlight Combinations- both use the same keyword and you can focus on one or make cards for both combinations! Each card counts as an entry and Gina K. Designs stamps make it count as two entries!

Here are the 2 color challenges at Gina K designs that I did.
Card #1 uses Real Red for the base, layered with Always Artichoke and then a piece of Daffodil Delight. I stamped the image on Watercolor paper using black pigment ink and embossed with detail black EP. Colored image using Metallic Gelly roll and Stardust pens by using a watercolor technique. I cut out the center of image to leave a layered look and stamp the word "Blessing" using Pheasant Gold pigment ink and embossed using clear EP.


Card # 2 uses Real Red for the base then I took a piece of shimmery white cardstock and made my own background. I stamped with Daffodil Delight ink using a daisy flower from the set "A Year of Flowers" stamp in groups of threes then sponge in Daffodil Delight to add more color then I used  Tempting Turquoise and did the same thing. Last I used Real Red. I cut out Fleur de Lis from Spellbinders using Tempting Turquoise, I then cut out Lattice from Spellbinders using Daffodil Delight. I add basic pearls to the lattice as shown. I stamped the wreath from the set 'Floral Wreath' using black pigment ink and embossed using detail black EP on watercolor paper. I used blue, purple metallic gelly roll pen and a blue stardust pen to color image using a watercolor technique. A cut out the wreath leaving a halo around it. Applied stardust stickles to the center of the flowers. I stamped saying in Surf pigment ink and embossed using clear EP.I cut out saying using Labels 13 and outlined it using Smooch pearlize ink 'Pool'. I used foam dots and tape to layer all the pieces together. Used Daffodil Delight 5/8th satin ribbon and tied a double bow.














Supplies for Card # 1

Paper: Real Red, Always Artichoke, Daffodil Delight by Stampin'Up, Watercolor paper
Ink: Black, Pheasant Gold pigment ink from Clearsnap
Stamps: Arranged with Love by Melanie Muenchinger, Gina K Stamps
Other: Metallic Gelly Roll Pens, Stardust Pens by Sakura, Black detail, Clear EP by Stampin'Up

Supplies for Card # 2
Paper: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight by Stampin'Up, Watercolor paper
Ink: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight by Stampin'Up, Black, Surf pigment by Clearsnap
Stamps: A Year of Flowers by Melanie Muenchinger, Floral Wreath by Gina K Stamps,
Others: Pool Smooch ink by Clearsnap, Black, Clear EP, Basic Pearls,  Stardust Stickles by Ranger
             Daffodil Delight 5/8" Satin Ribbon by Stampin'Up
             Fleur De Lis Pendant, Labels 13, Lattice Pendant by SpellbindersPin It Now!
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JustRite Friday Challenge 046: Technique - Scoring!

This card is entered in JustRite Friday Challenge 046: Technique - Scoring! I'm using the technique called "Venetian Blind" from the Technique Junkies Newsletter online bonus Aug/Sept '06 which I subscribe to. Click here  Technique Junkie Newsletter to join .
Card measures  5" X 7", the base card is Pretty in Pink cardstock layered with 2 different pieces of paper from a 6" X 6" pad called 'Sultry' from Basic Grey. Then a cut a piece of Melon Mambo and add my card to this. When you pull the blinds up my sentiment is from the set "Classic Circle Stamp 2" stamped in black pigment ink and embossed using clear embossing powder. I colored the beads using Copic Marker RV19 and the Adornment using Copic marker YG05. I also colored the white flower with the same previous marker and spritz Vanilla Shimmer over top. Colored 1 white flower with Smooch Spritz 'Pink Sprinkles'.


The little sentiment is from the "Tiny Word" set from JustRite and it is stamped in Razzleberry pigment ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I applied Spring Green dye ink over top. Punched out a piece of pink paper using 1 1/4" circle  and attached to another punch out journal tag from EK Success using a piece of the 'Sultry' paper.

Supplies:
Paper: Sultry from Basic Grey, Shimmery White, Pretty in Pink,
            Melon Mambo by Stampin'Up
Ink: Pink, Spring Green Vivid dye ink, Black, Razzleberry pigment
       ink by Clearsnap
Other: Adornment, Clear EP by Stampin'Up, Pink Sprinkles,
           Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz by Clearsnap, Beads,
            White Flowers unknown, Scor-it Board by Hammonds
             Group, Copic markers YG05, RV19
Stamps: Tiny Word, Classic Circle Stamper II by JustRite
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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Mojo Monday for Verve Stamps




Here is my Mojo Sketch 173 for Verve Stamps. For the base of my card I used Early Espresso then I layered a piece of striped paper from Basic Grey 'Sultry'. I over stamped using stamps from 'Forever in our Hearts' using brown, pink and green dye ink. I sponged brown ink on the edges to give more depth.
I cut out green paper as the base, white paper from the same 6' X 6' 'Sultry' pad. I ran half of the white paper thru a cuttlebug embossing folder 'Love in the Air'. I applied green, pink and brown inks directly on to the paper to raise the image. Taking half  of the white paper I sponged pink and brown ink on the edges and the other half that was run thru the embossing folder layered it on to green paper. Applied pink velvet ribbon to where the two pieces of paper met. Put 3 little heart whimsies to one side of paper and  cut out Fleur de Lis pendant in brown paper to the other half using foam tape. Cut out a scallop circle from the left over paper that went thru the Embossing folder. Stamped saying in black Crafter's ink and embossed using black EP on green paper. Punch it out using EK Success Journaling punch. Attached 2 pink brads in right hand corner and bow to the middle.

Supplies;
Stamps: Forever in Our Hearts, Kindred Spirits by Verve Stamps
Ink: Coffee Bean, Pink, Spring Green Vivid dye ink, Black Crafter's ink by Clearsnap
Paper: Sultry from Basic Grey, Early Espresso by Stampin'Up
Other: Heart Little Whimsies by Webster's Pages, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder by Provo Craft
           Fleur de Lis by Spellbinders, Pink Velvet, Burgundy with Pink Ribbon by Michael's
           EK Success Journaling Punch, Pink Fuzzy Brads by Doodle Bug
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Friday, January 14, 2011

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday 100th Celebration Blog Hop



















Welcome to Flourishes Timeless Tuesday 100th Celebration Blog Hop!  To celebrate 100 Flourishes FTTC Challenges, we are having a hop and it starts NOW!  Check out the link to find out how to play along with us!  Everyone can play and anyone can win!  You have until midnight tonight to link up and all weekend to hop around! 
For my card, my favorite time of the year is Christmas so I used the following Flourishes Stamp sets: Christmas Music and Santa, I Believe. These are my favorite Christmas sets that  Flourishes introduced last year; actually I like all their sets. I started out with a 6" X 6"  Cherry Cobler as my base card, layered with red glitter paper that I used to cut out from the scalloped trim from Tasteful Trim XL die.Then I added Deck the Halls DSP which happens to be my favorite Christmas paper that Stampin'Up brought in the holiday mini which just retired. I cut out some of the Poinsettia using a craft knife so that I could slip my images in and have the Poinsettias frame my picture. Then I wrapped around some gold ribbon and then layered lace ribbon on top.I stamped the Christmas Music using Black Crafter's ink and embossed using detail black embossing powder. I sponged on it using Tim Holtz distress inks in the following colors: Wild Honey, Forest Moss, Fired Brick and Pine Needles. I tore all 4 edges. I cut out another Poinsettia from another sheet of the Deck the Halls DSP for the right corner. To the Poinsettia's I took a paint brush and applied Top Boss embossing reinker to them and applied clear embossing powder to get a shiny appearance. Stamp Santa using Appricot Ice on Shimmery White paper and colored him with Prismacolor pencils. Applied Gold Lame Smooch ink on his glasses. Applied Sparkly Fluff 'Sugar' to his hat, beard and hair usng a 2-way glue pen to add dimension. Applied Xmas Red stickles to the hollyberries. Then I cut him out using Spellbinders 'Label One' die and cut out another one in gold glitter paper. Stamped saying from the set of "Christmas Music" using black Crafter's ink and embossed using detail black embossing powder. Cut out tag from a piece of Deck the Halls paper using Ribbon Tags Trio 2 from Spellbinders. Attached Cherry Cobler seam binding using glue dots. Attached basic pearls to the centers of the Poinsettias and to the left hand corner along with an adornment. My favorites on this card is the coloring on the Santa, bling, Spellbinders and of course my Flourishes stamps.
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Flourishes Challenge: The colors of Love

This is my 5" X 7" card that used red, pink and white. I used Real Red cardstock as the base, ran a piece of BoBunny paper thru cuttlebug folder 5X7. Then applied Hot Red and Pink dye ink across paper to raise the impression left behind. Then ran another piece of BoBunny paper thru another cuttlebug folder called "Scrollwork" again applied red and pink ink across the paper to raise the impression. Applied some shimmery paint to raised images as well. Mounted this on red glitter paper from Stampin'Up. Punch out red glitter scallop using Marvy Uchida Giga scallop. Then cut and embossed label nine from Spellbinders using shimmery white paper from Stampin'Up. Stamped saying from set called "Waterlily" by Flourishes in Black Crafter's ink and embossed using detail black. I outlined the saying by using Clearsnap Smooch in called Sassy Pink. Stamped rose and leaves from set called "I love Roses" by Flourishes using Memento black ink and colored with Copic Markers and then use Prismacolors over top. I cut out the 2 Valentines using Ten Second studio metal sheets in pink and Barn Red and using Stampin'Up embossilits scalloped Heart of Hearts. I cut out the other hearts using Magenta white paper and red glitter paper using a Sizzix Sizzlits long decorative die called Hearts. I added lacy ribbon with pearls from Michael's in the top corner and along the bottom.

Supplies:
Paper: Real Red, Shimmery White, Red Glitter paper by Stampin'Up, Assorted Papers by Magenta, 
            "Beau Jardin Blush",  "My Darling Dots" by Bo Bunny.
Ink: Hot Red, Pink by Vivid dye ink, Black Crafter's ink all by Clearsnap
       Tuxedo Black Memento ink by Tsukineko
Other: Copic Markers, Pink, Barn Red metal sheets by Ten Second Studio,
            Cuttlebug folders by Provo Craft,  Sizzlits decorative die 'Heart' by Sizzix, Scalloped punch by
            Marvy Uchida, Stampin'Up embossilits scalloped Heart of Hearts, Lacy ribbon with pearls by
            Michael's, Frosted White Shimmer paint by Stampin'Up, Prismacolors pencil crayons
Stamps: "I Love Roses", "Waterlily" by Flourishes

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Here is Verve's Mojomonday sketch for this week.



I started out with Early Espresso standard card size 4 1/4" X 5 1/2". I used assorted background papers from Magenta for the 2nd layer. Then I cut a small piece of Bashful Blue cardstock then wrapped  Bashful Blue satin ribbon around it. Using another piece of Magenta's paper pink with red flocked dots layered that on top of the blue. Punched out scallop circle using Marvy Uchida Giga Craft punch from Magenta papers then using 2 1/2" circle punch cut out a  circle from Red Glitter paper from Stampin'Up. I stamped saying from Verve's "Kindred Spirits" on to the oval stamp from Verve's "Just for You" using Black Crafter's ink and embossed using Stampin'Up detail black embossing powder. I used Vivid's Pink and Hot Red dye inks to sponge around the saying and cardstock to tone it down a bit and add interest. I punch out label using EK success 'Journal Plate' from Magenta papers then use Regal Rose 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon to lay on top finished with Real Red Corduroy button from Stampin'Up.
Then attached 3 pearls as shown.
Supplies Used:
Paper: Early Espresso,Red Glitter Paper, Shimmery White from Stampin'Up, Magenta Papers
Inks: Pink, Hot Red Vivid dye inks, Black Crafter's ink from Clearsnap
Other: Basic Pearls, Real Red Corduroy buttons, Linen thread,
          Bashful Blue 5/8" satin  ribbon, Detail Black Embossing Powder
          Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon all from Stampin'Up

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Verve Challenge Week #1


This was Verve challenge for week #1. Here is my creation which started out as a 5" X 7" card. I used Tangerine Tango cardstock for the base the 2nd layer was from the Bo Bunny line called "Beau Jardin Poppy". The first strip was 1 1/4" X  4 1/2" from the Bo Bunny Line, the 2nd and 3rd strip was paper from Magenta pack that had just oranges and reds. The purple banner and butterfly was from Magenta paper as well as the orange mat and butterfly. The saying came from set "Just for You" that Verve stamps carries and was stamped using Crafter's ink and embossed with Black embossing powder on Shimmery White cardstock cut using Spellbinders Label Nine. I sponged Berrylicious, Lavender and Tangerine Fluid Chalk to tone down the white cardstock. I added 3 rhinestones were it was indicated on the sketch.

Supplies Used:

Cardstock: Shimmery White, Tangerine Tango from Stampin'Up, Beau Jardin Poppy from BoBunny
                  Orange, Purple papers from Magenta.
Ink: Black Crafter's ink, Berrylicious, Lavender and Tangerine Fluid Chalk from Clearsnap
Miscellaneous: Rhinestones, Detailed Black Embossing Powder from Stampin'Up, Labels Nine from
                       Spellbinders, Butterfly from Boss Kut, Pumpkin Smooch from Clearsnap
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Monday, January 3, 2011

Birthday Card for My Mom

Here is a card for my Mom who's birthday is on January 9th. It's also a submission for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge to use flowers on your card. I used copper metallic cardstock for the base and used Magenta papers for the 2nd layer. The third layer is from the Bo Bunny line called "Beau Jardin Poppy". I then applied Tangerine Fluid Chalk over the cardstock and then used Red Fluid Chalk as well. I applied another purple paper from Magenta on a diagonal that overlapped the Bo Bunny paper. I stamped the main image from the set of "Spring Bouquet" from Flourishes using Memento ink, then colored using Copic Markers then highlighted with Prismacolor pencil crayons over top. Cut it out using Labels 3 from Spellbinders. Add Lime Pastel, Tangerine, Lavender and Berrylicious Fluid Chalk to tone down the white background. Took Pumpkin Smooch ink and outline the label. Added and cut the Opaline designer half pearls and placed them accordingly. Stamped Birthday Wishes using Memento ink and applied the same Fluid Chalk colors.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Copper Metallic paper from Michael's, Unknown papers from Magenta, Beau Jardin Poppy
                  from Bo Bunny. Whisper White from Stampin'Up
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink from Tsukineko, Tangerine, Lime Pastel, Berrylicious, Lavender from
        Clearsnap
Stamp Sets: Spring Bouquet from Flourishes, Birthday Wishes from Stampin'Up
Others: Copic Markers, Prismacolor color pencils, Opaline Designer half pearls from Basic GreyPin It Now!
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