Thursday, February 13, 2014

Card Sketch.....

I love to make cards!!!! And I needed to make a birthday card for my mother-in-law, so when I saw this sketch at Sketch~N~Scrap, I knew it was perfect!

This stamped image was one that a friend of mine sent me - she stamped a few on white cardstock and I had it for the longest time before I did anything with it because it's soooo pretty- I LOVE corsets- that I was afraid to touch it. We scrapbookers are like that, aren't we? We get pretty stuff and then we hold onto it because it's too pretty to use lol So, I didn't do anything fancy, just colored it and added the tiny roses. I absolutely adore these roses- perfect for card making- but they were given to me and I have not been able to find them anywhere. If anyone knows where I can order them, please let me know! The doily and stamp are from Stampin'Up and the papers are Pink Paislee's London Market. The cardstock is Coredinations so I lightly sanded it in places and added some bling. So there! I hope she likes it.

Sunday, February 9, 2014


this card I made for the monthly challenge at Catherine and Cathy Create called "Hearts-A-Flutter". I'm guessing it has something to do with February being Valentine's month? I could be wrong, I was wrong once before ;) So, it can be any kind of project- card, tag, layout, etc, you get the idea. I went with a card because I just love making the suckers! I make way more cards that I can ever use, but I just love doing it! The card I made was very heavily influenced by one I saw on Pinterest. What crafter doesn't like Pinterest?

I also made this card for a challenge at A Cherry on Top. The challenge was to create a non-traditional card- no pink, red or ribbon.

So here it is.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

DT Call Little Blue Button Stamps 2014

`I have decided to apply for a DT spot at Little Blue Button Stamps. I just love to make cards and their stamps are so darn sweet!!! This first card was made with a free digital stamp from Little Blue Button Stamps (I said thank you on the blog lol!!) I think it is just adorable for a little girl's birthday card. Or for a big girl, for that matter! I colored mine with a combo of pencils and Copic markers. The card really did not need much in the way of embellishments due to the size of the stamp. I embossed the paper underneath to give it some more depth and I really like how it turned out. It's called Forever Friends.


This next one is a stamp from Kraftin Kimmie stamps. I had to have this one as I adore London and have been there a couple of times. Again I used a combo of Copics and pencils. I decided to do a little distressing on this card, I just thought it would be appropriate as London is an old city lol I thought that the map paper added a nice touch to it.

And below is another stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie on this birthday card. This stamp was the hardest to color because of all the tiny details. I used all pencils for this one. I decided to cut around the stamp but leave a small edge around the picture to make it a little bit easier to cut out. I like how it looks.

Now I have two more cards that have stamps from Little Blue Button Stamps. The first one was  another freebie!! and I did purchase the last one :) SO, firstly is Miss Lily and teddy tea party- isn't it adorable?? I love tea parties and teddies so I picked this one to make a cute little Valentine card. I used paper from My Mind's Eye for the background, embossed a piece of white paper for the heart and used some Prima flowers. The hearts are cut from a piece of embossed Tim Holtz Coredinations paper- I sanded the hearts peeking out on the right to highlight them. It's difficult to see in the picture, but the strip of white on the bottom of the girl's dress in done with clear glitter glue for a little sparkle.

Now this last one is my FAVORITE!!  I loooove anything steampunk, so when I saw this I snatched it up. I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I do not yet own many Copic markers- I actually only have 8!!- AND I do not own a skintone marker so all my faces are white right now. So the skirt is not how I really would like to do it, but overall I am happy with the whole thing. I again embossed some paper for the background. It's also Tim Holtz Coredinations paper so I sanded it to highlight the hearts. The design is by Olga Ishenko at Little Blue Button Stamps- she's  called Steampunk Jessica! Here she is!!

I just looooove her!! People that know me and my scrapping style, know that I love anything streampunk :) I ha vea gears die that was perfect to use for this card. The two on the bottom are embossed with iridescent embossing powder so they have a nice little shine to them. The small one on top is covered with Tim Holtz distress glitter in vintage photo- love that stuff!

So, these are the 5 cards that I am submitting for the Little Blue Button Stamps DT Call. I will no doubt be competing with some awesomely talented ladies, so I am not holding my breath that I will get picked. But as they say, "you will never know until you try" :)

Thanks for dropping by!!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Studio Challenge sketch challenge.....

I decided to enter this sketch challenge after seeing Stephanie Ho's awesome interpretation on her blog, Skyline Paperie. I love Stephanie's work and I really liked this sketch so I decided to do it and post it on The Studio Challenge blog. So, here is the sketch and my interpretation.

It's a little hard to see in the picture, but the word "sweet" is on the banner in white. It shows up much better IRL. I smeared a little paint around on the cardstock prior to laying down any paper.I really like how the color looks against the cardstock. All the patterned paper is My Mind's Eye, as is the arrow sticker and the "My Boy" die cut. The sequins are compliments of Stephanie- I had never used them before and I LOVE them. I don't know why I hadn't tried them before as I love a bit of bling!

So there you have it. I love this picture of my son was 2 or 3 in this picture. Now he is 28!!! Oh how time flies!