Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I think right now there is so much to be thankful for, so thats why I chose this set. I live in a beautiful state, I've got wonderful friends and family, and the net allows me to meet fellow stampers and check out the wonderful creations of everyone. When I am feeling down I just remember all of this and how truly lucky I am!
Stamps: In Everything Give Thanks
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore
Ink: StazOn Black, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Basic Brown, Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red, Versamark
Accessories: Basic Black ribbon, dimensionals
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Stamps: Holiday Woodcuts
Paper: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red
Ink: Night of Navy, Basic Gray, Ruby Red,Summer Sun
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Then my friend Holly introduced me to the Twilight Tuesday Challenge Blog. Oh man, what more could a Twilight fan ask for!? Now the blog is celebrating its first anniversary and what better way to celebrate than with a blog hop!!
There is a whole year of challenges to choose from and I decided to do 2 of them.
The first challenge I did was #11, A Cullen Christmas. I love Christmas, and I love the Cullens, so what better challenge than this one for me to try my hand at!
I decided to do a Christmas card the way I thought Alice would envision Christmas. At times Alice annoys me a bit because she is so dang perky, but on the other hand you know you can always count on her. Anyway, back to Christmas :) I see Alice having a very traditional Christmas, with large wreaths,lots of bows and a big Christmas tree with tons of presents under it. I chose this stamp because I like the simplicity of the house, but yet you still get the warm feeling of the holidays from it. Although Alice has the tendency to go overboard on things I can totally see her doing a simple outdoor display such as this. The image is watercolored and its hard to see, but I used white craft ink for the snow and a blender pen with gray to create the way the sky looks when snow is moving in.
My 2nd card is for a more recent challenge....#51, Edward and what that character means to you. Personally, when I think Edward I think of eternal love and someone who is there for you no matter what. In the movie where Edward and Bella are dancing in the gazebo and he leans down to brush his lips against her neck....that scene right there is a wonderful example of Edward. His tenderness, the love he has for Bella and how much he wants her to retain her soul and human life.((sigh)) I ♥ Edward. My card is a representation of how he sparkles, both inside and out. The chipboard was sponged in Riding Hood Red, then I added Dazzling Diamonds to it. Along the right side I used my Edward stamp to make a watermark image down the side,and then added the 'Forever' over it.
Now that you've stopped by my little spot on the net, and hopefully enjoyed yourself!, its time to go check out the next blog in the hop. Please go check out Julie over at her blog, Stars Fall Designs (and she also a sponsor for the hop, wooohooo Julie!)!
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Friday, October 23, 2009
These are the colors to work with( Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Always Artichoke and Lavendar Lace):
I think these are awesome colors, although the purple scared me! I'm not a purple fan so anytime I have to incorporate that color I get a bit nervous. I think I did ok though. For the purple I used Lovely Lilac ink to stamp the bird on Lavendar Lace paper, and then Lovely Lilac again for the sentiment(I didnt have any Lavendar Lace ink). The cardstock base is Always Artichoke and then I used DSP in Soft Suede for the top layer and a small layer of Dusty Durango across the bottom, along with some Very Vanilla Ribbon.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Stamps: Gifts of Joy
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive,Riding Hood Red, SEI PP
Ink: Black StazOn, Glorious Green, Real Red, Ruby Red
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
One of the main challenges I wanted to work on was Twilight Tuesday Challenge #50, Charlie.
“One of the best things about Charlie is that he doesn’t hover.”
This has to be one of the most memorable lines from both Twilight the novel and Twilight the movie…
Let’s face it, we all love Charlie….. And Stephanie describes this quite and thoughtful man’s personality and temperament in this one single sentence. As we all know, Charlie’s relationship with Bella changes from starting out as strangers thrown together in an awkward situation and then slowly grows into a bond that any father and daughter would be envious of.
So, this week my challenge to you is simple…
Craft Portion: Create a project that represents Charlie’s and Bella’s relationship or a relationship you have with a ‘father’ figure in your life.
Comment Portion: Tell us about your relationship with a ‘father’ figure and why this bond is so special to you
For my card I decided to to make something that represented my grandfather, who passed away this past May. A girl couldnt have asked for a better Grandpa. He was always there for me and was just someone who really enjoyed life and all it had to offer. I was the first grandchild, and the first girl(my grandparents had 3 boys, the oldest is my awesome Dad!) so I had a very special relationship with my Grandpa and Grandma. Grandpa was a retired railroad man and he and Grandma travelled all across the US on Amtrak. When I was a little girl growing up in Massachusetts we used to take train trips to NYC, Philly, Washington,D.C.,etc. Everytime I see a train I think of my Grandpa, so when I saw this SU set I knew I had to have it! Sadly I lost my Grandpa before I could make him a card with it :(
Thats me and my grandparents, Christmas 1973. I was just a tad over 2 months old!
Here is the card I made:
This card also incorporates 2 challenges from Splitcoast, the color challenge for this week and also the sketch challenge.
Wanna know the weird thing? We have railroad tracks that run behind the house, and when I started on this card this morning a train came through and stopped on the tracks behind us. I felt like my Grandpa was saying hello :)
Stamps:Happiness Is A Journey,Small Script
Paper: Bravo Burgundy,Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Cameo Coral,Always Artichoke DSP
Ink: Bravo Burgundy,Always Artichoke
Friday, October 16, 2009
This week the letter is 'F' and if you dont want to use a stamp set that begins with that letter than you could make something related to 'f'ood. I considered making some recipe cards but just havent had the time this week, so maybe I'll try that later :) For now I went ahead and used the set Fresh Cuts to make a thank you card for one of my co-workers. My birthday was this past Sunday and when I went into work on Monday she had left me a baggie full of all kinds of yummy goodies! How nice was that?
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Here are the colors she wants us to use:
I have to admit, I was a little nervous about incorporating all of these together, but all in all, I dont think my card came out too badly. Its hard to see but I used versamark to put an image on the upper night of navy half, and the snowflake in the word 'joy' is popped up with dimensionals. Sorry the photos arent too great. Its was a rainy day here in southcentral Alaska and I just could not get good lighting no matter where I took the picture.
Here it is:
Supplies are all SU unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Season of Joy
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Chocolate Chip, Glorious Green, Rich Razzleberry,Cool Caribbean
Ink: same as paper
The challenge was to create a craft based on one of the homes discussed in the series, or just what home means to you. As soon as I read the challenge I knew what I wanted to do. I've had this stamp since about 1993 and I thought it would be perfect for representing Edward and Bellas cottage in the woods, which was given to them as a wedding present. I was going for something that would blend in with its surroundings and not stand out.
The color challenge was to use mellow moss, white and kraft(or a similar color). I ran out of kraft so I used close to cocoa instead. I figured it was close enough :)
As always, thanks for looking!
Supplies are all SU unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: main image unknown, Small Sayings
Paper: Mellow Moss, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, watercolor paper
Ink: various SU colors
Accessories: CB Swiss Dots folder, aquapainter,blender pen, scallop border punch,dimensionals,Mellow Moss ribbon
Monday, October 5, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Now, I thought that sounded really simple and instantly knew which 2 sets I was going to use. However it proved to be one of those days where the image in my mind didnt translate to paper so well, grrrrr! My biggest problem actually ended up being the cardstock used. I just could not find a color combo that made me happy, and I didnt want to use anything "loud".
I was going for a very peaceful image and so I decided against using any DSP/PP and used paper piercing as my only embellishment, in order to keep the eye focused on the winter scene depicted. After spending the afternoon staring at different cardstock I finally chose the green and brown to showcase the image. Overall I am happy with the colors I chose, I just wish it hadnt taken half the day to pick them out((pulls out hair)).
I blended old with new, putting together 'Winter Wonderland'(an older,retired SU set) with a set thats in the current SU catalog, 'Scenic Season'. I love both of these and thought they would work well together. On the trees I took a white gel pen and just kind of doodled on them to give the appearance of snow sitting on branches. I then used Versamark, heat and stick powder and Dazzling Diamonds to create the winter wonderland surrounding the cabin. Using a blender pen and a Bashful Blue watercolor crayon I colored the sky very lightly, trying to give it that cloudy, almost hazy look the sky takes on when its going to snow. Those that live in in snow country know what I am talking about!
Here is my card(sorry the pics arent the best. I didnt have good light inside or outside today. You can click on the photos to see the detail):