Monday, March 30, 2009

Hello, I made this for the March new set challenge hosted by Vicki (summerthyme64) on the Hanna Stamps forum. You can find all the details here there's still lots of time left to play, why not give it a try! We were to use the Wee Hanna stamp set and use primary colours only!

I started out intending to make a simple card, but the images were too cute to just use one, so I made a whole set complete with bed for wee Hanna & 2 faux dressers to store her clothes!

The images, Hanna & all her clothes were stamped with noir black onto white & coloured with copics. You can't see it in the photo, but I added sparkle with gelly roll pens to the red on the cheerleader's outfit, and the roses on the ballet outfit.

The folder is a regular card size, 5.5 x 4.25". The base is white. On the front I added real red to the top. The pillow was made with a square nestie. The bottom is real red dp with a strip of white I found in my scrap bin, already scalloped with an edge punch. I put 1/4" foam tape around the bottom & side edges on the bottom (blanket) panel. This makes it a little easier to slip the paper doll into.

The drawers on the inside were made with white & 2 strips of dp each to resemble drawers. The knobs were made with a standard hole punch. These were also attached with 1/4" foam tape around the 3 edges. I wrapped the ribbon around the whole thing, it's stuck down with tape. I left it long so it would be easier for little ones to tie up.

Olivia loves it, and the bed on the front was actually her idea! What do you think?
Have a Great Evening

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I heart My Garden!

Hello, well I managed to squeeze 3 challenges into this one! The sketch challenge SC221, the colour challenge CC211, pretty kiwi breezes & the Friday challenge on the Hanna stamps forum, HSC61 embossing.

I used baja breeze for the background & stamped in matching ink with the weather bg stamp. The pink panel was embossed with the bloomin dots EF, and the kiwi kiss panel was embossed with the swiss dot EF. All the edges were sponged.

The image is from the "I love my garden" set. I stamped her onto white & coloured mostly with copics, but the blues are prisma colour pencils. This image is popped up. I also popped up the sentiment panel & then the little heart, made with a Martha Stewart punch. It's finished off with ribbon.
Let me know what you think, and have a great day!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Rachel's an Artist!

Hello, this is a scrapbook page I made for Erika's (SunshineMama) challenge STVSCR5 on stamptv.

This is a picture of my Daughter Rachel. Her schools art dept was involved in a beautification project last year. They painted garbage cans with historical people and events of the city. This is her's of the workers who helped build our local hospital. It is currently sitting in front of the hospital. I'm so proud of her!

I used so saffron and stamped it with matching ink & the canvas bg stamp.The zebra is from 'Jumping for Joy'. I stamped him with versamark & embossed with black. I also stamped his head again, embossed, cut out & popped it up. I made small cuts along his leg to thread the ribbon through. A bow just didn't seem right for this, so I made a few knots along the ribbon.

All the stars and photo corners were made with punches. The smallest star was made with a fiskars punch which fits nicely into the center of the small SU star punch.I used 3 sentiments from the 'Jumping for Joy' set, great job, you rock, super star, and that she is!

For the very first time, I risked using my own handing on the page, it didn't turn out too bad! If you're leary about handwriting on your scrapbook pages, try this. First practice by writing on a piece of vellum. Then position the vellum over the spot you would write it to see if it fits & how it looks. Do this til you're comfortable & then take the plunge! that's what I did.
Let me know what you think
Let me know what you think

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mini Easter Basket

Hello, I made this for the 'Try a new technique' challenge TLC213. This week we were to make a mini easter basket, you can find all the info & instructions here.

I used pink pirouette cardstock & designer paper.The Bunny is from cdstamps, it's called Bunny nuggets . I stamped the head & tail on white & cut them out. The body is made with SU lg oval punch, and his paws are cut from the scallop circle punch. I popped his head up. I just happened to have the perfect pink bow already in my saved ribbon scraps!The bunny is attached to ovals cut with nesties.

The white edges on the basket & the handle edge were made with the EK dotted scallop edge punch.

Very fun easy challenge, you should check it out!

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, March 23, 2009

Happy Frolicing Birthday Charlie!

Hello, I'm late posting this, but I made this for the sketch challenge last week, SC220.

I'm actually amazed at how well this turned out, considering it was not my favorite dp, and then I mixed it with old olive & yoyo yellow! But it looks better than it sounds!

The image I used is 'Charlie Daisy' from CDstamps. I coloured with copics, and added dazzling diamonds glitter to the flower centers & the butterflies.

I sponged around all the edges, even the yellow strips, I have yellow fingers to prove it! The sentiment is popped up.

Have a great day


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Olivia & Nanny

Well I'm on a roll with the scrapbooking...I actually did another page! I used Erika's (SunshineMama) sketch challenge on stampTV STVSCR4. Following Erika's sketches has really helped me to actually put a page together.

This is one of my favorite photos of my Mom and my Daughter Olivia.
I used riding hood red for the base & then SU designer paper. The scalloped edge was made with the new EK dotted scallop punch. I punched a hole in the matted photo to thread the ribbon through.
The flowers are from "Flowers for Daisy" from GinaK. I coloured them with copics RV42 & E51. Then I added diamond stickles to the center.

Not having confidence in writing freehand, I decided to use the justrite new roman font stamp, but wish I had handwritten it, because I goofed up & got ink where it shouldn't be down near the date. picture #1

I've decided to cover this goof up with more flowers, hoping it doesn't through off the balance. The new flowers in the picture haven't had the stickles added to them yet! picture #2

Thanks for stopping by, let me know what you think.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A couple new things!

This is a baby card I made using Melanie Muenchinger's set "Hand in Hand'. It was a quick card, with non traditional colours, but I think it turned out ok! I used this sketch challenge hosted by Donna (dbaker3).

I started with the dp DCWV text prints, and went from there. I wanted to keep it clean & simple, so I only used very vanilla & old olive. The background panel is embossed with the swiss dot EF.

Stamps: Hand in Hand (GinaK), Paper: very vanilla, old olive, DCWV text prints, Ink: noir black, Accessories: brads, swiss dot EF, SU polytwill ribbon.

This an 8x8 scrapbook page I made for challenge #2 on the GinaK forum. The challenge is hosted by Erika (SunshineMama) and we were to include 3 things 1. a sketch she provided 2. journal something important to you (well me) 3. use stamps. I chose to make a page about my Hubby because he is definitely important to me.

I'm pretty much brand new to scrapbooking so I didn't want to risk wrecking this with my handwriting, so all the words are computer generated. I used cuddles & hugs and Hand in hand stamps for this page.

Stamps: cuddle & hugs, Hand in Hand (GinaK), Paper: night of navy, real red, white, Ink: noir black, Accessories: Martha Stewart heart edge punch, SU marker.

Childhood Memories

Hello, I made this for the colour challenge this week, krafty, riding, sun CC210. I also used the sketch challenge on Jenn Balcer's blog. I saw several cards online using this layout, & I loved them so I had to give it a try. The stamp set is "Dolls" from Hero Arts.

In the 1970's my parents went on a trip to Russia and brought back a huge set of these dolls for my Brother & Sister & I. Some of the set has been worn out or lost, but there are still some left at my Mom's, and now our kids play with them!
When I say this set, I had to get it! These colours fit perfectly with these dolls! I coloured the doll with prismacolour pencils & oms.

The card base is black, with a layer of dp on top & riding hood red on the bottom. There's also a strip of kraft across the middle that was stamped with an edge stamp from the same set, and embossed with black EP.

I used a nestie label #1 die to make the black & kraft panels that are tucked behind. The flowers were made with a fiskars & SU flower punch.
What do you think?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spring Flowers Have Many Uses!

Hello, I made this for the March release challenge #1, GKMARTS on the GinaK forum. The theme is springtime, colour or flowers! I also used this weeks sketch challenge, SC219.

The card base is lavendar lace, with a panel of white embossed with the leafy branch EF. The triangle is also white, embossed with the swiss dot EF.

The flower was stamped 2 times on white, and coloured in with prismacolour pencils & oms. I cut out one & popped on top of the other with a dimensional. The center of the flower has amber coloured self stick gems.I like the way the ribbon placement kind of balances out the whole card!

I didn't add a sentiment, because this really could be used for many occasions.

Have a great Day


Saturday, March 14, 2009

Relax, and enjoy your day!

Hello, I made this for the Friday challenge HSC60 on the Hanna Stamps forum. Jeanne is hosting the challenge called 'Hanna sparkles like a diamond' we were to use something diamond shaped!

I used dp for my diamond shape, and I thought the MS edge punch kinda looked liked diamonds.

I coloured Coffee Riley with prismacolour pencils & oms. The cupcake is glittery with stickles, and the coffee mug is covered with crystal effects. The sentiment is computer generated.

Have a great day!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Flourishes March Release challenge

Hello, I made this for the challenge on the Flourishes forum. We were to make a card with a sentiment, quote or word as the focal point.

My supply of sentiments & quotes is very limited, but this sentiment from "Thinking of You' worked out well. I love the writing, it looks so elegant.

The card base is black, with a layer of pretty in pink, and a layer of dp from Making Memories Sabrina. I used a punch on the corners. The sentiment was stamped on white with versamark & embossed with black EP. All the ovals were cut with nesties. This piece is popped up.

The ribbon is black satin. I used a corsage pin & threaded on some beads to match. I finished it off with the self stick pearls in the corners.

Now I just hope I don't need it!

So What do you think?


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Riley's Dream Vacation!

Hello, I made this for the colour challenge CC209, the colours are rose red, always artichoke and black. I also made this for my Husband. He wanted a card to give to a client that likes going to RV shows, so trailer Riley was perfect!

The card base is black, with a layer of rose red. The next layer is what & I sponged a sky, which you can't see too well, with yellow & blues. The tree line was made with the new EK alpine trail edge punch. I used 2 shades of green sponged the edges & off set them. I tried to make the appearance of hills by sponging over a circle, but most of it's covered by the vehicles.

I coloured the Riley, van & trailer with prismacolour pencils & oms. Both heads are popped up. I also used a gelly roll pen for the silver on the vehicles. The faux roadway was made by tearing a piece of creamy caramel, stamping it with the itty bitty bg's and creamy caramel & close to cocoa, and the edges are sponged.

The metal sentiment is from the $ store. I just backed it with some ovals and added the gingham ribbon.

I hope she likes it!


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Treat Purse

Hello, I made this for the Technique lovers challenge TLC211. You can find the instructions here what a cute & easy treat holder!
I made mine with barely banana. I'm not sure where the dp is from, but it seemed to go perfectly! There's not a whole lota stampin on this one. The 'happy hello' on the front is from 'All year cheer I". The flower was made with punches from marvy. The pearl matched perfectly, can you believe I found them at Dollarama! There's quite a few in several sizes in the pkg for $1. The leaf is the sizzix leaf die sold at SU. I can see this one getting lots of use, I love it! The sentiment was punched with circle punches.

The top edges were made with the new EK dotted scallop edge punch. All the edges of the box, flowers & leaves were sponged.The back opens to show a sentiment from the new 'Yummy' set, and another flower made with the marvy punch & a standard hole punch, oops forgot to sponge this flower!!!

The ribbon is yellow & matches the barely banana, although it doesn't look like it in the photo!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Easter Eyelets!

Hello, I made this for the Friday challenge HSFC59, hosted by Amanda_Sewell on the Hanna Stamps forum, use an Easter theme and eyelets!

I also used the sketch challenge from last Wednesday I now know that I have a very limited supply of eyelets! I must remember to buy some.

The image, eggshell Riley, was stamped 2 x's onto white & coloured with primacolour pencils & oms, well just Riley, his head is popped up. The egg was stamped on glitter dp, and the bow was stamped on so saffron. Then I cut it out & covered with versamark & iridescent ice EP. The butterfly is from a Martha Stewart punch. It's covered with glue & glitter.

The white strips were made with 2 of the new EK edge punches, zigzag stitch & dotted scallop. I also used the so saffron marker to fill in the stitches.


Saturday, March 7, 2009

You're So Busted!

Hello, I made this for the release challenge HSMRC2 on the Hanna Stamps forum, hosted by Joycelyn (Stamps'nCoffee). We were to use glitter, lots & lots of glitter!

I was late putting in last months order due to computer problems, so I just received my Busted Hanna set this week...I had to use it! She was stamped onto white, and coloured with copics. Don't know if you can see the glitter, but it's all over! I used the new EK photo corner punch, they're so tiny! and made faux brads with a dot of glue & glitter.

For the upper background, I stamped the handcuffs in black onto tempting turquoise, covered them with glue from the quicky glue pen & sprinkled on the silver glitter. The bottom background is dp from DCWV all dressed stack. It already had the glittery design.

The sentiment is computer generated, cut with the oval nesties. It also has faux brads & it's popped up. I love these colours with the glitter!
There's still time to play in the challenge, you have til 5 pm EST on Monday to enter!
Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Charge it Baby!!!

Hello, I made this for the Release challenge on the Hanna Stamps forum, getting glassy. We were to use something that resembled glass. I used crystal effects on the heart sign, Hanna's lips, and bracelets. You can't really see it, but I also covered the store window with acetate cardstock.

I also used the colour challenge CC208, pink, chocolate kiwi's.

The card base is pink passion, stamped with french script & edges sponged.

The 'In Vogue Hanna' image was stamped on white, paper pieced with dp & coloured with copics. I used a long rectangle scallop nestie for the mat & sponged the edges.

The store from image was stamped on white. I used paper piecing, coloured with copics & sakura gelly roll pens. I also added tiny gems for the necklace.The sentiment is from 'Things Hanna would say' the ovals were cut with nesties.

I'm too embarrassed to say how long I worked on this! but it was worth it, I really like it!
Thanks for stopping by