Tuesday, June 16, 2009

When I grow up...I want to Design for Hanna Stamps!!!

I apoligize if you stopped by earlier and saw the jumbled mess! My Husband had installed version 8 on my computer & I have been having trouble using my blog since. While I was spending too much time trying to load this post, all the power in our neighbourhood went out!!!! yes that was me you heard screaming earlier!

Well I finially finished my Big idea for the Guest Designer Call on the Hanna Stamps Forum. I've always thought since there are so many Rileys & Sophies, that they would make a great story book! I had planned on making a book for my Nephew Jack, but when I saw this chipboard purse at Michael's, I decided to make one for my Niece Carly (his sister) first.

It wasn't easy choosing which ones to use, and after geting it all together, I realized I forgot the train Engineer! Oh well, I can use it on Jack's.To make it easier, I chose one SU designer paper pack to use, 'sweet always'. Then I just used colours from that.

All the Rileys & Sophies were stamped first onto white & then coloured with prisma colour pencils & odorless mineral spirits (oms).
All the sentiments were computer generated.
The first page doesn't have a stamp, just flowers made with the boho flower punch!

The second page started out white, I stamped Ballerina Sophie first, then masked her with a spotlight! I drew in the floor, and sponged in the wall colour. The curtain is just pieces of a scallop circle made with a nestie.
The third is the baking page. I covered the cake with a stardust pen and the icing is stickles, with a heart brad on top! The cupcakes have chocolate stickle icing! lol

The Fourth is the driving page. This page stared white. I sponged in colour to make the sky, grass & road. The trees are from the 'Tis the Season' set. The stop sign is from the 'Route 66' set.

Number Five is the flying page, I figured her parents would rather this than the motorcycle! This page started out bashful blue. I sponged the edges, and since I was too lazy to clean my sponge, there's green in there too!
The sixth page features the 'Tractor Riley' The page started out white. First I made a mask with a circle cut out and sponged the sun. Then I covered the sun & sponged the sky. Okay so it's supposed to look like a field, but I realized later that the ground should be dirt! not green grass! Oh well! I used the EK rock fern punch, hoping it looked like wheat or something!!! lol

The Seventh page is just happy & filled with hearts because that's how Mom's feel...except during the colicy months...and tempore tantrums, terrible 2's and the teenage years! But mostly it's good! The last page is a Super Hero, because who says she can't be one if she wants too! I used the circle/pinking nesties to cut out the center layers. Stars seemed to go well with SuperHeros and I changed the crest to 'SC' for Super Carly!

So what do you think? Isn't it amazing what you can make with Riley!

Have a great day

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Congratulations Katie!

Hello, I made this for our niece Katie, she graduated from College this week. I used this weeks sketch challenge SC232 and the Friday challenge on the Hanna Stamps forum HSC72, we were to use pink, burgundy and use polka dots or circles! I'm also submitting it for the Guest Designer challenge on the Hanna Stamps forum. If you'd like to enter, you have til June 20th to post your entry!

I loved this DP, I found it at our local scrapbooking store. The robe is the back of the flowered paper! I used the dots on the robe and the Just my type EF with dots as the 'polka dot' part of the challenge, plus the flowers have dots in the centers!

stamp: graduation Riley
paper: bravo burgundy, regal rose, white, dp Memory Keepers hoopla-delight (from the white out collection)
ink: noir black
access: prismacolour pencils, oms, copic C-1, EF just my type, ribbon, dimensionals

Have a Great Day!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

1st Entry for Guest Designer Challenge

Hello, I made this for my girlfriend's nephew who just turned 1! I am also entering it in the Guest Designer Challenge posted on the Hanna Stamps forum. The challenge is open til June 20, so you have lots of time to enter!

The image is train Riley, stamped on white & coloured with copics. I also used prisma colour pencils for Riley.

The card base is night of navy, with bashful blue on top, embossed with the Happy Birthday EF.

I found the dp at Michael's in the reduced bin. I think a non-scrapbooker priced them, because they put the sticky sale sticker right on the paper...really annoying!

The '1' was made with the cuttlebug 'Olivia' die set.

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to check out the challenge.


Saturday, June 6, 2009

Cards For Hanna Stamps June Release Challenges!

Hello, I made this card for 2 challenges, the #2 release party challenge on the Hanna Stamps forum create a scene (which is still open) , and the colour challenge CC221 kiss & ride tango!.

I used stamps from the new 'Dino' set to create this scene. The flying dino's were stamped on various basic grey dp that matched the colour challenge colours. The kids were coloured with SU markers & copics. The clouds were made with a scallop punch mask & soft sky.

I love this colour combo, specially with the black! I was starting to feel like I was in a layout rut, always turning to my nesties first, so this layout came about by using scraps. I used the EK zigzig stitch punch on the orange piece.

The sentiment was punch with the tag punch, which I don't use enough! and tied with red hemp

I made this for the #1 June release challenge on the Hanna Stamps forum. We were to use ballet blue & apricot appeal and another colour. I also used this weeks sketch challenge SC231.

This was a pretty simple card, but I like how it turned out!

I used the "I love my garden" set. I stamped the head of the larger flower in apricot onto white for the panels.

The focal image was stamped with noir black & coloured with SU markers. You can't really tell in the photo, but the centers of the flowers are blue gems. I popped this panel up. Added ribbon & done!

There's still time to enter the contests here.

Have a Great Saturday!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Who Says Bookmarks Can't Be Fashionable!

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Hello, I made these bookmarks using the new "5 Little Dresses' set released last night at Hanna Stamps! What fun images, I didn't use all the stamps in the set either, there's sentiments too!

These were super easy, I coloured them with copics, and used a marvy corner punch to fancy up the corners! When I went to take the picture, my camera slipped and left a mark on the purple one!!! oh well I guess it could have been worse.

Olivia, who dreams of being a designer one day, was quite interested in what I was going to do with them! She is now the proud owner of the blue one and couldn't wait to use it!

Stamps: 5 Little Dresses

Paper: black, white, real red, yoyo yellow, cameo coral, tempting turquiose, & ochid oppulence

Ink: noir black

Access: copics, eyelets, Marvy corner punch, ribbon, faux leather
Have a Great Day!
ps: Olivia got an A- on her castle project!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Rachel's Sweet Sixteen!

Well time sure does fly! My first born Rachel, turned 16 on May 27! I can't believe it, it seems like yesterday she was carrying around her favorite plastic animals and saying 'tank u berry much'! She's turned into a beautiful teen with many friends & interests.

I know I've purchased stamps thinking they would make a perfect card for Rachel, but when the time came, I drew a blank! and while my Husband couldn't believe I'd left the making of the card to the last minute, I told him the perfect idea hadn't come to me yet! it did on the eve of her Birthday! It's sort of in keeping with the invites I made & the rock theme.

I found this fantastic leopard paper at Michael's, the black part is velvet! isn't that cool!I used the rock star hanna set, stamped on very vanilla & coloured with copics. I also stamped an extra one, and cut out the arm & guitar. I used my new (also from Hanna Stamps) label 4 nesties. The 16 was made with Justrite #'s, and I finished it with black satin ribbon.You can't really tell in the photo, but her earrings & some of the guitar are covered with a stardust pen, and the guitar is covered with crystal effects & popped up.

So in honor of her 16th birthday, she had a party & a sleepover with some friends. There were about 12 teens here, and 8 slept over, I know I must be crazy, but thankfully they're good kids & there was a lot of laughing going on!
It wasn't easy deciding what to put on the invites, she's sporty, girly, likes cooking, music & art! So I decided to go with a music theme, since she's taking guitar and just arrived home from an art trip to Cleveland. They visited the Rock and roll hall of fame, and she brought me back a beautiful Bruce Springsteen mug...I'm using it as I type! I love her!

So onto the invites. They're pretty simple, first I printed the info on the computer, and cut them to measure 2 7/8" x 4 1/2". I stamped these with the guitar from inkadinkado's Rock Star set. I backed these with black 3 1/16" x 4 11/16".

The holders were made with regular size cs. I was able to get 3 from each sheet. They each measure 8 1/2" x 3 1/2". Then score at 4 1/2" and 1".The front edge that's folded down was punched with the EK dotted wave punch. I decided to slide a piece of black under the front as well. Then I used a hole punch on each side to thread the cord through. The guitar pic stamp is from Hanna Stamps Rock Star set. I stamped them in black, and used various circle punches.
Have a Great Day!

Great Wolf Lodge Here We Come!

Hello, this is a pringles container I altered for my sister's family. My Sister & I took our kids on an over night stay to Great Wolf Lodge recently, and had a great time. I made this fun bank to save money for our next trip. I'm going to make another for our family.

First I covered the container with dp. I also cut 2 strips of dp, 1 for the top & bottom, punched with the fiskars boundary waters edge punch.I used the Pool Party set from Hanna Stamps.All the images were stamped on white & coloured with copics. Then cut out & attached randomly. The center band is sandpaper with some ribbon & faux leather! I think white cording would have looked better, maybe more nautical...I've added that to my need it list! lol

Thanks for stopping by, and pop back later, I have more to post!