Sunday, August 30, 2009

a fun new project...

I am always up for a challenge, you know that about me right? So when my friends from across the pond asked me to come and play with them and thought I would join right in. The Anyone for Anya challenge is a fan site for all who love the Greetings Farms, Anya images. Todays challenge is a sketch challenge
This card is a little bit of a rush job but it came out well enough. I tweaked the sketch a bit, elongating it to fit the size of my image.

What I used:
The Greeting Farm Anya, Oval All
GP white card stock
chocolate chip, mellow moss, riding hood red card stock
My Mind's Eye, Bloom and Grow designer paper
Sleigh Bell ribbon
scalloped oval and large oval punch
prismacolor pencils, OMS and blending stump
copics for shadow and flesh

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

a rose is a rose...

Have you ever tried to make a card and even after you have ripped it apart a dozen times it still isn't right? Well that is this card. I made 2 other cards today that went really smoothly but not this one. I made it combining the Mojo Monday sketch and the Color Throwdown Challenges. The problem was Melon Mambo is really, really bright. Pretty but way to bright for me to get them to work together and I cheated just a bit and added a touch of green because the roses just needs a couple of leaves. Hope you like it.What I used:
A Rose is a Rose, Much Appreciated stamp sets
basic black, kraft, whisper white, crushed curry card stock
basic black, crushed curry, alway artichoke, melon mambo classic ink pads
finial press embossing folder
white satin and kraft taffeta ribbons

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

more medallion...

I know, I know, where have I been? Frankly I have been right here glued to my computer for most of last week waiting for every tiny tidbit of information about the Stampin' Up! annual convention in Salt Lake City. I wasn't able to attend this year, sob, but several of my stampin' friends were there and kindly kept me up to date. Now that I have finally pried myself away for the computer for a couple of minutes, I thought it would be fun to play along with todays SplitCoastStampers challenge. Todays color challenge is a little bit different then usual so I would suggest that you read all about it here. The second example is made by one of my sideline Sherry and it is absolutely beautiful so make sure you check that one out too.What I used:
Medallion, God's Blessings
Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla card stock
Rich Razzleberry classic stamp pad
very vanilla wide grosgrain ribbon

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

ever after...

Just another quick card today. I found that I have no wedding cards left in my stash so I thought that I would make one today by combining a couple of challenges. I used the Mojo Monday sketch and SplitCoastStampers color challenge.
What I used:
Ever After, Bella Toile
close to cocoa, cameo coral, blush blossom, certainly celery, whisper white card stock
certainly celery, close to cocoa classic stamp pads
certainly celery wide grosgrain ribbon
stampin' write markers

Monday, August 3, 2009

beginners card class...

Just finished prepping for a beginners card class I am doing for my church family. I tried to keep the cards fairly simple. I hope everyone likes them and that they have a good time trying something new.What I used:
Refuge and Strength stamp set
confetti cream, very vanilla, chocolate chip card stock
soft suede, chocolate chip, old olive classic stamp pads
old olive narrow grosgrain ribbon
What I used:
Medallion, God's Blessings stamp sets
whisper white, certainly celery card stock
certainly celery, whisper white stamp pads
dimensionals, silver brads
What I used:
Thoughts & Prayers stamp set
basic black, kraft, bashful blue card stock
basic black stamp pad
wide stitched bashful blue ribbon