Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Pet Sympathy Card
Anyhow, onto the details of my card. The sketch is from last week's Paper Craft Planet Sketch Challenge, and the papers are Cosmo Cricket. The sentiment is retired Stampin Up! Have a great day! Amy
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Digital Tuesday Challenge: "Heart to Heart"
For my card today I used the Digital Stamp Oasis 'Mail for You'. Isn't this just the most adorable image? I love the smile on her face and the sparkle in her eye as she notices the cards of love in her mail box. And would you believe I have 6 hearts on my card? It doesn't look like it does it? But I do! There are 4 heart brads, and two card stock hearts. The image was colored with Copic Markers, the card stock colors are Sage Shadow, So Saffron, Ruby Red, and Close to Cocoa (all from Stampin Up!) and the designer paper is Cosmo Cricket. If you'd like to play along with us this week and get a chance at winning some cute images from Digital Stamp Oasis, simply click on the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blinkie in my side bar and it will take you directly to the challenge site.
Have a great day, and be sure to send some love to someone in your life today! Amy
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Sip and Relax
I made this card weeks ago for the CC233 Color Challenge on Splitcoaststampers, but since I haven't had time to create anything 'new', I'm posting this one now. The colors were Real Red, Chocolate Chip, and Kraft. The image is from Papertrey Ink 'Tea for Two'. I just love this little tea pot, and since I am a tea drinker, and I collect tea pots, I thought it was the perfect set for me to own. I mounted both the tea pot and the sentiment up on dimensionals. All the various shapes on the card were cut using Spellbinder's Nestabilities.
Friday, September 25, 2009
A Couple of Cute Birthday Cards
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Well I'm off to work again for a couple of days, then I have off on Friday (hopefully). I was suppose to have off work yesterday and then I was called in to help clean up the store because corporate was coming to visit. That's the one thing about working retail I never knew: you never know when your going to get called in to work! LOL! Amy
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Digital Tuesday Challenge "Falling Leaves"
If you'd like to play along with us this week and have a chance of winning those gorgeous images, simply click on the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blinkie in my side bar and it will take you directly to the Challenge Site with further instructions.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Some Good News and a Fun Card
My good news is is that I won a couple of challenges that I played in. The first one happened a couple of weeks ago, but I'm first getting around to sharing it now. LOL! My scarecrow card that I made for a Paper Craft Planet Sketch Challenge was selected as their feature 'Shooting Star' and was featured in their gallery and newsletter. And my Christmas Card that I made using the August Sheetload Sketch won for best card. I think I won a stamp set or two for that one! Yippee! Thanks for letting me share some good news for a change. LOL!
The card I'm showing you today was made for last week's sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers. I used the MFT image 'The Poppies' and colored it with Copic Markers. The paper is Cosmo Cricket 'Early Bird'. Isn't it fun? I cut some stars with my Cuttlebug and added a clip and ribbon for embellishment.
Friday, September 18, 2009
How About Some More Fall Cards?
Anyhow, I'm home today, so other than the usual household chores, laundry, cleaning, cooking, clean the bird cages, and water the plants, I hope to have some fun and craft a little today. I'm working on my fall cards and goody bags to take over to the consignment shop. I've already showed you a few already, here are a few more:
This first one was made for last week's sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers. The main image is retired Stampin Up! 'Season of Thanks' and the sentiment is from Hero Arts 'Happy Thanksgiving'. The designer paper is DCWV 'The Fall Mat Stack', and card stock colors are Bravo Burgandy, Old Olive, Really Rust, and white. I put Stickles on some of the flowers and the image is colored with Prismacolored Pencils.
My third card uses another image from the retired SU! Set 'Season of Thanks'. I colored it with Prismacolored Pencils and popped up the potato basket, apple basket, carrot basket, and one squash basket. I also put Stickles on the sunflowers. The clip has an 'F' on it for 'Fall' if you can't tell by the photograph. The designer paper is Debbie Mum 'Harvest and Holiday'
My fourth card was made for last week's sketch challenge on Paper Craft Planet. The pumpkins are Cuttlebug Cut and Emboss die cuts. The brads I bought at JoAnn's....aren't they pretty? They sparkle too! They are in the dollar bins if you have a JoAnn's near you. The twine is Martha Stewart, and the Sentiment is from Inkadinkado. Designer paper is DCWV 'The Fall Mat Stack'.
And my last card uses an old image I purchased at a rummage sale, so I don't know the name of it. I popped up two of the pumpkins, put Stickles on the sunflowers, and added some Hero Arts fall leaves. The image is colored with pencils.
My daughter went to the funeral of her accompanist's husband the other day. She said it was a wonderful, joyful celebration of his life, but that the wife seemed to be barely holding it together, and the youngest daughter, in 6th grade, was so distraught she needed help just walking or standing up. She also said that she would never forget the look of sorrow on the wife's face as they were taking her husband away in the casket. That she knew she would never see her husband again in this life time. It was so sad. Please, keep this family in your prayers. Amy
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Death leaves a Heartache
So I used the Color Challenge on Splitcoaststampers yesterday to create this card. The colors this week are Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, and Soft Suede. The images are digital images from Fred, she Said called 'A Lovely Blossom and Butterfly'. I cut out and mounted up several of the flower images. I put Stickles and adhesive pearls on the butterfly and in the center of each flower. The cross is a charm I purchased at JoAnn's. I know it really doesn't matter now, but I really don't think running marathons is good for the body. I have heard so many times of this sort of thing happening to a marathon runner. Even the author of the book 'Running' died of a heart attack while running. If the heart is an engine, just like you can wear a car out by running it too much till it gets too many miles on it and dies, can't the same thing happen to a heart in a human body? I just think it stresses the heart too much. I mean, look at what those people look like after running a marathon!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Digital Tuesday Challenge: 'A Clean and Simple Fall Card'
Congratulations Patti. I've already emailed you asking you to send me your address so I can get your goodies out to you a.s.a.p.
Now, onto today's Digital Tuesday Challenge: make a Clean and Simple Fall Card. This is the second time we were asked to make a clean and simple card on our challenge blog, and the it was the second time many of us designers struggled. Most of us are not CAS card makers, that's why. But we all tried. Here is my attempt. LOL! The sponsor this week is KLM Designs. She is giving this week's randomly chosen winner these three digital images. The image I used for my design is also from KLM Designs and is called 'Back to School Brett'. Isn't he a cutie?
To make my card I printed the image out and colored it with Copic Markers. I then cut it out and colored it with Copic Markers. Brett is also mounted up on dimensionals. The sentiment and book image are from a retired Stampin Up! set called 'Golden Rule Days'. The pencils are
If you'd like to play along with us this week, simply click on the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blinkie in my side bar and it will take you straight to the challenge blog where you will receive further instructions. Have a great day! Amy
Thursday, September 10, 2009
It's My BLOGAVERSARY!
2. Spiral Clip Word Charm Alphabet (16 pieces)
3. Square Alphabet Clips (72 pieces)
4. Rectangle Alphabet Clips (72 pieces)
5. Metal Photo Holders (60 pieces)
6. Metal Stripe Brad Tops (12 pieces)
7. Debbie Mum 'Mumm's Medleys' Ribbon
8. Heidi Swapp Clear Stamp 'Memories'
9. Queen Kat Designs Clear Stamp Set
10. Hampton Art Clear Expressions Stamp Set
11. DCWV 'The Luxury Stack' 4.5 x 6.5 papers
All you have to do to win is leave a comment on this post, BUT if you want to be entered TWICE and double your chance of winning, become a follower of my blog. If your already a follower of my blog, I'll automatically enter you twice. If you want THREE chances of winning, put a link on YOUR blog and mention my blog candy. Good luck everyone! Amy
It's Hip to be Square!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Digital Tuesday Challenge 'Its All About the Kids!'
For my card today, I used the image 'Chad playing guitar' by Cut it Out Paper Crafts. I colored him with Copic Markers. I used 'Urban Youth' designer paper for my background and cut out a jagged edge using decorative scissors. The sentiment is by Inkadinkado, and the stars are brads. Here is a close up so you can see the coloring. Isn't he a 'cool looking dude'? Any pre-teen or teen boy would love to receive this card!
If you'd like to play along with us this week simply click on the Digital Tuesday Challenge blinkie in my sidebar and it will take you to the challenge blog where you will receive further instructions.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Finally we get to play with the new In-Colors!
My card for today was made for last week's color challenge on Splitcoaststampers. We finally got to use some of the new Stampin Up! In Colors: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, and Melon Mango. My images are digital images from Fred, She Said called ' A Lovely Blossom and Butterfly'. I cut out the flower three times and mounted each layer on dimensionals. The butterfly was printed twice and cut out once and is also mounted up. I also put Stickles on the wings. The sentiment is from retired Stampin Up! 'Love Blooms'.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Happy Fall Y'All!
Before I close today I just wanted to take time to thank you for all your support and comments regarding my resignation as a Stampin Up! demo. And thanks for the advice on card stock. Papertrey Ink was the clear winner, so I will definitely be ordering some from them with my next stamp order! Have a great day! Amy
Friday, September 4, 2009
Now onto another topic. I'm sure every stamper in blogland has heard the Stampin Up! news by now about how their demos can no longer promote any products on their personal blogs that aren't Stampin Up!. Well, I've been a hobby demo for over a year now, and although I've greatly enjoyed using their paper and other products, I will be resigning as a demonstrator. I will not let any organization tell me what to do in my personal life. I think Stampin Up! is making a huge mistake with these new regulations. Every demo I know is resigning. Hopefully, they'll realize this and change their minds so we can all stay on board, but if not, well, too bad, goodbye SU! As much as I love their products, I am so disappointed with this company I don't even know if I could ever even purchase anything from them again, and that's a shame, because I really LOVE their paper! So does anyone know of any other companies that sell card stock in the package like SU! does? I like Bazzil paper, but I don't want to buy it per sheet. I use way too much for that. Please let me know if you know of any. Thanks. Amy
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Digital Tuesday Challenge: 'Lace & Pearls'
For my card today I used 'Emma and the Butterfly' from 'Fred, She Said'. I colored the image with Copic Markers and mounted the main image panel on dimensionals. The paper is simple white card stock with Certainly Celery designer paper from Stampin Up!. I used an actual crocheted lace trim and a purchased bow with a pearl in the center. There are Stickles on the butterfly. If you'd like to play along with us this week simply click on the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blinkie in my sidebar. Have a great day! I'm off today, so I hope to decorate the house for fall, that is if I don't get called in to work, which has been a frequent occurrence lately. I like the extra money, but I miss the days off. Oh well, count my blessings right? Amy