Friday, September 17, 2010

Queen for the Day #27, Paper Sundaes #35

Friday again and we have another Queen for the Day on Splitcoaststampers. The newly crowned queen is Darla Ryan. I cased a very sweet baby card of hers and made mine a Christmas card. I'm all into making Christmas cards and they are my favorite kind to create.

My card is also for Paper Sundaes challenge #35..use a minimum of 3 kinds of embellishments. Mine are: fir, rhinestone, ribbon enhancer. If you would like to join their challenge, it is located here.

Stamps: Inkadinkado (no name)
Ink: Memento London Fog
Paper: Greetings of the Season paper pack from Hobby Lobby (has great paper in it),
PTI white cardstock

Accessories: Spellbinder's deckle nestie, Cuttlebug lg snowflake embossing folder (the panel you can't see LOL), Glitter embossing powder (it really does sparkle IRL), Sizzix Elegant Enhancement for sentiment piece, ribbon is Make It Christmas from Hobby Lobby, Martha Stewart fir punch, red rhinestone

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fall's Fading of the Sunflower

This week for the Speedy's Friends challenge #20, Joanne Travis gave the challenge to do FALL COLORS. That is just perfect as I love to work with those rich colors.
From the first time I used this sunflower from Mark's Finest Papers (Mother's Day card, I believe), I've been in love with it. It is so easy to color and cut out. My coloring today is a bit different to show that the flower is on its last showing of pretty oranges and yellows and is fading fast. I've added some microbeads to the center. Would someone tell me why I keep using messy. I have a 'love, hate' relationship going on here. I guess I love them more than I hate the mess. LOL
Speedy's Friends Challenge is found here:

I'm also entering my card into the Paper Pretties challenge found here: Their challenge is to use pearls, rhinestones, or glitter dots. I am using some gold pearls.

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers-Blackberries, Sunflowers & Bees
Paper:My Mind's Eye, So Sophie-Open Your Heart, Berry Stem, Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip, DCWV The Metallic Stack-brass
Accessories: The Paper Studio Fibers, Mark Richards gold metal (for pearls), Martha Stewart Fall Leaves edge punch, Tombow markers and brush for watercoloring, Martha Stewart luster glass microbeads in Brownstone, glossy accents by Ranger, Spellbinder's scalloped circle nestabilitie

Stampin B's Let's Picnic

This week's challenge hostess for the Stampin B's Design Team is Vicky Gould. Her challenge is to make a card relating to food of any kind--bonus points if it's a
picnic food.
I got out a little used All Night Media stamp and stamped my fringed tablecloth. I then made a Punch Art hamburger I saw on a website, using all Stampin'Up! punches. I think it looks good enough to eat. LOL My watermelon is stamped and so is my little bird. He wanted to see what's going on and maybe get a nibble. The toothpick was used to make a shish kebab with several paper scraps.
Well, let's eat!!!!!!!!!

Stamps: Stampabilities-Juicy Watermelon, Hero Arts-Birds and Branches, All Night Media (no name) for specks on hamburger bun, All Night Media for tablecloth (no name, computer generated sentiment

Punches: SU Modern Label for sentiment, SU oval, oval scallop, circle, 1 1/4" square
Paper: SU Always Artichoke, white cardstock, scraps for shish kebab

Black drops, toothpick

Join us at the Stampin B's with your food related card: here

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #71, Crafty Calendar Challenge, Freshly Brewed Challenge

The MMSC has two sketches this week for you to choose from. This is the one I chose to do.

I'm glad to be back doing a Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, found here. I think those girls are still on a cruise and will be back soon. Hope everyone had a blast on the high seas.

I'm also entering my card into the Crafty Calendar Challege here. The challenge is Blue and the optional extra is Flowers.

Also entering: Freshly Brewed Challenge here. Use Brown-as little or as much as you like.

Stamps: Ladybugs and Carnations by Mark's Finest Papers for sentiment
Martha Stewart chrysanthemum punch...added SU Dazzling Diamonds and gold leaf pen to the flower
Spellbinder's square scalloped nestabilitie
Paper: Tim Coffey Blossomwood Collection - dbl sided, PTI white cardstock, scraps
Brown ribbon
Spare Parts antique flower brad
Sizzix branch w/ leaves

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Queen for the Day, Fab 'n' Funky

This week on Splitcoast Stampers, Anne Ryan, the stamper who appoints the Queen was out of town and couldn't appoint one so we decided to just crown her this week.
I am caseING one of Anne's gorgeous cards that I wanted to make into a Christmas card. It is really time to get on those.

I am also entering this card into the Fab 'n' Funky challenge found here. Their challenge this week
is What Evah...make anything you like. Well, that is fun, huh?

Stamp: Outlines Rubber Stamp Co., Inc (no name)sentiment
Paper: Stampin'Up! Night of Navy PTI white cs, Best Occasions glitter paper pack
Paper Shapers punch for star
Ribbon Boutique for the striped ribbon
Cuttlebug large snowflake