Wednesday, October 29, 2014

My Granddaughter's 9th Birthday 11-03-14

My card for Avery who will be 9 on November 3rd.  She is the baby of the grandchildren.
LaLa Land Marci Heart Balloon colored with Copics
Skin - E50, 51 & BV00, RV10
Hair,  E33, 37, YR 14
Dress, shoes, gift and balloon
V01, 04, 06, Y11, 15
White gel pen, Clear Wink of Stella, and Glossy Accents.
PTI's Harvest Gold striped paper.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

CAS on Sunday #45 One Layer Wonder

CAS on Sunday
My card for  CAS on Sunday
The sentiment is PTI's Fancy Folk Art embossed with Liquid Platinum
PTI's Autumn Adornment in Simply Chartreuse, Raspberry Fizz and Sweet Blush 
It's been awhile since I have entered this challenge and since I have done a one-layer card.
Looking at it I think I need to add some clear Wink of Stella in the middle of the flowers.

Stampin' Celebration #90 It's all about Inspiration

With or Without Bow?

Help me decide...

My card for Stampin' Celebration 
I had this pretty bow sitting on my desk and wanted to try it on the card.  What do you think?  Does it look better with or without the bow?
PTI's Gracious Vases in Aqua Mist and Sweet Blush
Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles
Pretty Posh Sequins.
Darcie large dots embossing folder.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Make It Monday #186 with Laurie Partial Die Stamping & Tag You're It #9 by Leigh

My card combining the following 2 challenges
I struggled with this a bit.
PTI's Ombre Builders in Berry Sorbet, Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Gold and Terracotta Tile
Wonderful Words - Birthday
Darice Stripes embossing folder

Saturday, October 25, 2014

October Blog Hope 2014

My card for this month's Blog Hop
Not sure why this looks so foggy probably the photographer 


PTI's Stocking Prints in Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst, Blueberry Sky and Winter Wisteria
Tag is from Tinsel and Tags
Clear Wink of Stella on house and stockings.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Merry Monday #131 Non-Traditional Colors

Here is a card I made for Merry Monday
PTI's Aqua Mist and Sweet Blush - Tremendous Treats
Tinsel and Tags Banner
Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles
The Paper Studio Snowflake Embossing Folder
See the video by Jennifer McGuire for this technique
I used Distress Ink Markers blended with Clear Wink of Stella 

The Challenge #17

My card for the Challenge this week.  Play along here The Challenge 
I sort of tried to use the sketch but I wanted to use this fun witch and she didn't fit on a 3 x 3 so just tried my best.
The stamp set is a miscellaneous Halloween set in Memento's Grape Jelly and Versafine Black
PTI's Orange Zest  and Classic Kraft and MFT Purple
The pattern paper is DCWV.
Sequins to finish it off.

Make It Monday #185 with Betsy - Faux Stained Glass

Betsy showed us how to make a Faux Stained Glass Card.  See the video here, MIM
PTI's Botanical Blocks, colored with Copics, Tinsel and Tags banner stamped with Keep it Simple Birthday
R-22, 24, 29,  YG 23 & 67, B02
Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles & Cuttle Bug Rebecca, Embossing Folder

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sympathy Cards

 A good friend of mine that I have know since Junior High celebrated her 65th birthday on October 12th and we are going for dinner tomorrow night.  And she needs some sympathy and birthday cards so I had to make up some sympathy cards so she has something to select from since I only had 2 in my stash..

Addicted to Stamps and More #117 - Make your Mark - Karen's Birthday

A digi from On Line Card Class Copics
Just finished the on line Copics card class and it was so amazing.  
R22, 24, 29
YG 17, 23 67
 Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
 A good friend of mine that I have know since Junior High celebrated her 65th birthday on October 12th and we are going for dinner tomorrow night. 

Merry Monday #130 - Silent Night

My card for Merry Monday 
Click to play along
All PTI:  Background Basics - Evergreen, Simply Jane, Holiday Home,
Sentiment - In the Meadow
I inlaid the trees above.
Colored them and the snow with Wink of Stella
Unfortunately, the snow looks like "dirty" snow.  Yuk.  It looks worse in the picture than IRL. 

Festive Friday #42 Red and White

It has been quite a while since I made a card for Festive Friday.  Click here to play along.
I made the background using PTI's Background Basics Super Stripes in Pure Poppy
The tag is from the new Tinsel and Tags stamp set.  The green circle is Simply Chartreuse from a Nestabilities circle die.
Twin is from The Twinery

Monday, October 13, 2014

Make It Monday #184 Gold Dipped Die Cuts by Danielle & Tay You're It #8

My card for the following two challenges
PTI's Tag Sale #9, Meadow Greens, Stencil with PTI's Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise and Orange Zest. Terracotta Tile,
I first colored the leaf with copics and wasn't loving how it turned out, then decided to stamp the impression with Terracotta Tile and that was the trick.
Gold Embossing powder on tips of leaf.
Darice Embossing folder
Sentiment from Botanical Blocks - 1

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

On Line Card Class Copics Day 13-2 - Having fun

My second card for the last day of Copics class.  What a great, awesome class this was.  I learned so much.
This was a technique, Jennifer showed today coloring die cuts.  I used PTI's Turning a new Leaf and Bold Bouquet for the flowers.  I inlaid the leaves and made a side panel using my copics to match the red flower.  This is another great tip from Jennifer.  I popped the flowers using small round pop ups from Deanna K.
BG 01, 05, 09
R 22, 24, 29
YG 17, 23, 67
YR 02, 04, 07

On Line Card Classes Copics Day 13 Having Fun

My card for fun on Day 13
LaLa Land Marci Christmas Latntern
Face E50, 51, BV000
Hair E50, 55, 57 & 59
Coat & Hat - E50, 11, 13, 35
Dress - C5, R32, 46
Used distress inks on background, faded jeans & tumbled glass
Heidi Swapp stencil with white embossing paste. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

On Line Card Class Copics Storage

This is a Recollections drawers and marker units from Michaels' As you can see I am almost out of space so need to find something else.  Unfortunately, you can't just buy the marker unit by itself.

Monday, October 6, 2014

On Line Card Class Copics - Day 10 Adding Finishing Touches

Another ballerina card for the on line card class.  This one I added polka dots on her dress and some glossy accents on the top.

Make It Monday #183 with Dawn - Dry Embossing over Heat Embossing

My card using Dawn's technique which you can access Here 
I used PTI's Filled with Joy and Zing Embossing Powders, then I dry embossed it with Cuttle Bug, Baby's Breath embossing folder.
Used Stampendous Aged Gold or Vielli Embossing Powder for the centers.
Banner Sentiment on Double Ended Banner.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

On Line Card Class Copics Day 9 - Background coloring with Copics

My last card for today using Kristina's technique making a one layer card look like it has layers.
Love this little ballerina.

On Line Card Class Copics - Day 9

My second card creating the cloud background shown by Sandy Allnock.  I did not draw my clouds but had a stencil that I outlined the top of.  I can't even draw a straight line free hand.  Lol.
Actually, this turned out better than I first thought.  

On Line Card Class Copics Day 9 - Background coloring with Copics

My first card for the day.  Today is the day I take my 94 year old dad to I-Hop for breakfast and then for a ride.  So I didn't get into my craft room until 1 or so.  I was a little nervous trying this method and actually had tried a giraffe but I messed up on the background by adding a third color that did not work.  I like how this turned out.  I used Jennifer's method of making the border match the color in the elephant by using the same Copic colors.
Tomorrow is Grandparents Day at my grandson's school so I will also be late getting started.  They do a program and we visit the class and then he is free to go with us for lunch and then come to my house. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

On Line Card Class Copics Day 8-2

So I struggled a bit trying to figure out what to do with this little guy on a great big card and finally came up with this.  I think it turned out really cute.
PTI's Birthday Text Block in Hawaiian Shores
Birthday Bash colored with Copics and Clear Wink of Stella.  Gold embroidery thread.
This puppy was done using the blender pen to give it a softer look, which was Debbie's technique. 
Fun putting some cards together.

On Line Card Class Copics Day 8

So, day 8 has videos and techniques from Debbie Hughes and Shari Carroll
Debbie used the blender pen to make a softer look on your image.  I did not do well with this technique on the flower.
So I used my practice sheet to pick out a color combo that worked for me and colored another flower for this card.  I want to save my practice sheets with all the colors written on them for future reference.  This is only partially cut out shown by Jennifer so you don't have to cut the whole image.  I used the same colors to make the border piece behind my image.
The butterfly embossing folder is from The Paper Studio.