Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Rocking in Red

Another post, really quick. Here is my card for Stamp Something. The challenge is a sketch this week. I also participated in the color challenge at the Little Paper Shop blog.




And did I mention the beginning of yet another challenge blog? One with great store prizes? Yep, Simon Says Stamp Store is starting a challenge blog. Check it out! Spread the word for some candy!

Puttin on the Glitz

I haven't been able to participate in the sketch challenge at the sweetest thing lately, so I decided that this week I would fit it in. Much to my surprise Sunday when I checked in on the sketch, I found out there is candy involved. Karen is celebrating over 100k hits and being published. Way to go girl! Check out the sketch and candy HERE.

Now my card




I used Bazzill cardstock for the base and pebblesinc Easter time patterned paper. The butterfly is cut with a Sizzix die and accented with rhinestones and acrylic stones. I found those acrylic stones in the bead section at Wal-mart. I also embellished the butterfly and yellow square with some faux stitching for the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge.

Two for Tuesday

A bright spring themed gift set for any occasion



Field of Color - 8x10 Print by DanaLaymon

and



Just for you card by SouthernScraps

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Candy for a cause

Jen Tapler is hosting a big blog candy challenge. Read all about the candy HERE. You have to create a card and mail to to her. The best part about the whole thing is that the cards will be used in an auction to raise money for Alzheimer's. I love it when I can make cards and support good causes. You have a few days left to get in on the candy, and plenty of time to send a card even if you're not interested in the goodies. Here is my card. I based it on the Mojo Monday week 79 sketch.



Stamps: Heidi Grace; Studio G sentiment
Paper: Hot off the Press
Tools: embossing powder, heat gun, Marthat Stewart Doily punch
Accents: Ribbon (Offray)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Casing (for candy and a celebration)

Laura at Scrapnextras is celebrating 300,000 hits! If you've ever visited her blog, you aren't surprised that so many people would visit. She makes the most gorgeous creations and has great tutorials and advice. She is giving away some candy in honor of her milestone. To enter you have to CASE a card of hers and post HERE.



The card I chose to case is HERE and, well, mine does not even compare. I'm not really happy with these results, but I'm going to post anyway and move on.


Stamp: Starving Artist

Tools: Martha Stewart lace doily punch; Marvy Markers; Sizzix textures #3 plate; Nestabilities

Accent: Ribbon

This card also has embossing, which is the Timeless Tuesday challenge this week.


Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday feature



Where does the time go? I didn't get a feature prepared this week! So, I'm spotlighting a couple of my cards today. Click the pictures to go to the listings and my shop. And if you're reading this, TODAY ONLY, take 20% OFF any purchase in my shop. Convo me FRIDAYFEATURE and wait for a revised invoice.
Have a great day and a great weekend!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sketch card

Here is another sketch challenge card I completed. It's for Jen's Sketch for You to Try. I really wanted to use this new whiff of joy stamp so I rotated the sketch to fit the image. The challenge over at High Hopes is to use buttons, so I used them in the flowers in the circles on the sketch. Thanks for visiting.



Stamp: Whiff of Joy Willow with flower basket; Verve sentiment
Paper: Pebblesinc Easter Time Flower/ Pink Dot
Accents: flowers, buttons
Tools: 1 in. circle punch ; Marvy Markers

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The birds are singing..

Birds are singing and stirring. I know it's spring when I hear them and start finding their new nests. The challenge at Stamp Something was to create something that makes you think spring. That's one of the things I think about- birds, so I created a card with this bird stamp. I used the sketch from Our Creative Corner.



Paper: BasicGrey vagabond
Stamp: Martha Stewart; Verve sentiment
Tools: Nestabilities; Marvy Markers; chalk
Accents: Fiber (EkSuccess)

Friday, March 20, 2009

A thank you for Mother

I'm jumping ahead to Mother's Day. Actually I just started with some BasicGrey sugared papers and the sketch at CPS this week and thought that these colors were expressive of a mother's tender care. I had this sticker that fit the card design, so I put it together as a Mother's Day Card. Here it is:




Paper: BasicGrey
Tools: Nestabilities labels two die; Fiskars treading water punch
Accents: Ribbon; sticker (sticko); pearls (Michael's)

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In keeping with this month's St. Patrick's Day themes, this week we take a look at the Celtic cross. According to some, St. Patrick superimposed a sun, a powerful Irish symbol, onto the Christian cross to create what is now called a Celtic cross, so that veneration of the symbol would seem more natural to the Irish. Here are some that I found at etsy.com




Celtic Souls - Original Oil Painting, Framed by lynncyart



Pewter Celtic Cross Pendant on Distressed Leather Cord by solcreations1



Celtic stone 3d cross cool international tshirt by TshirtShack123



Celtic Cross Cell Phone Charm by PurplePup

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Another 4 in 1

I've managed to complete another 4 challenges in one card! Again, I started with the Verve sketch (week 3). I used some very old papers from my stash. I don't even know who made these papers. When I first started scrapbooking, I bought many paper lots off ebay not knowing they were probably outdated then, so I have lots of old, "out of style" papers in my stash. That was the basis for the Three Clovers challenge this week. I also used ribbon, which is the challenge at Flourishes and the Saturday Challenge was a cake theme. This card covers them all!


A few details: The stamp is by Verve. I coated the top of the cupcake with Stickles. I did some faux stitching with a white gel pen and a blue marker.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

How many...

challenges can you fit into one card?

Well, I've got four on this one! First of all, it started with the Verve sketch with a twist challenge at SCS. This is week one's sketch. I know, week 3 is out, and I'm a bit behind with these. Next, the color scheme was inspired by the inspiration challenge at Three Clovers Designs (go take a look at that gorgeous cake!) High Hopes issued a challenge to use no patterned paper (a tough one for me) and finally, Little Paper Shop Blog has a challenge going on to use stitching. My white faux stitching was also inspired by the cake! So... here's the card.

Paper: BasicGrey Urban Prairie
Stamp: Verve
Accents: buttons
Tools: Cuttlebug D'vine swirls embossing folder, Big Shot, flower punch

Two for Tuesday

A great butterfly gift card combo- a perfect gift for any occasion in the Spring season



Morpho patroclus In a double sided frame by Athenianaire



Happiness is you greeting card by SouthernScraps

Monday, March 16, 2009

Acceptable mistakes

Ever try to make a quick card or project, only to have it go wrong and take more time than planned? That's what happened with this card. I wanted to do some machine stitching but the machine would not cooperate. I could not get the tensions set right. So I ripped out the stitches and instead of starting all over, I have piercing on my card instead. I even stitched a second row of holes on purpose. I decided that it made this card a little "shabby" and therefore, is acceptable.

I made this card using the sketch at the Flourishes blog.



Paper: Making Memories
Stamp: Verve; Heidi Grace
Accents: Lace; pearls (Michael's); Stickles
Tools: Martha Stewart lace doily punch; Fiskars decorative edge cloud scissors

Friday, March 13, 2009

Challenge cards

This is my first time playing in a Cuttlebug Challenge. This is the Cuttlebug and Sassy-Stamp Glitter be Inspired #22. It is sponsored by Sweet N Sassy stamps. You must use glitter with an image, and of course, Cuttlebug. I stamped my image in glue and then glittered it. My Cuttlebug piece is the vintage corner. Stamps are by Verve. And that's my new BasicGray Marrakech paper!




I shared this one earlier, but I totally forgot to note that I had used the zig zag punch just for the High Hopes Challenge. So here's my card again.


Friday feature- Lucky Clovers

St. Patrick's Day brings about images of clovers, or shamrock, celebrated by the Irish for good luck. Here are some "lucky" finds at etsy.


St. Patty's Day Clutch by BoondockBetties


Kiss My Shamrock Coaster Set by TerisTreasure


OH THE LUCK OF THE IRISH SHAMROCK MOSAIC WALL ART PLAQUE by artsyphartsy


Shamrock and Bow St. Patrick Gift Bag/Purse by luuna

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Ahhh...white space

I usually don't leave much white on my cards, but since this challenge at Flourishes was to make the sentiment a focal point, I thought the white would have a nice effect. Now... if I had just done a better job stamping that sentiment. I used the sketch from the Jacksonbelle contest on their blog as my design.



Paper: BasicGrey Urban Prairie; Bazzill cardstock
Stamp: Verve
Accent: Ribbon (Michael's)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Learning new things

Last Wednesday the new video at Stamptv was all about coloring with colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits. I have to admit I have read about this before and was a little intimated. I thought that was something I could not do, but after watching Gina's video and trying it, I'm amazed at how easy it is. I colored an image using this technique and used the sketch at Stamps and Smiles to make a card. Here it is:



Paper: Paper Adventures; HOTP, Bazzill cardstock

Stamps: Unknown flower image; sentiment- Verve

Tools: Martha Stewart Border Punch

Accents: Brads

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Quick card


I quickly threw this together for the Limelight papercrafts challenge.

Stamp: Happy Easter- Inkadinkado

Paper: Making Memories Garden Party

Accents: Making Memories cardstock sticker; ric-rac

Tools: scalloped square punch; Martha Stewart zig zag punch

I love Verve!

Verve stamps have quickly become one of my favorites and I love all the challenges they host. Here are two cards I made last night for Mojo Monday and a special challenge from the Verve blog. The "springing forward" caught me and I didn't have time to post them last night.

This one is for Mojo Monday 76. I'm also doubling this for the Timeless Tuesday challenge at Flourishes. The challenge is to use Spellbinders.



Stamps: cupcake-Verve
Paper: Basic Grey Urban Prairie
Accent: Ribbon (Michael's); Making Memories crystal brad

Tools: Nestabilities label die

The second card is for the Verve release challenge.



Stamps: Verve- sentiment-Jeremiah 29:11; flowers-Meditations
Paper: Basic Grey Urban Prairie; Bazzill cardstock
Tools: corner rounder

Friday, March 6, 2009

Destashing

I'm going to leave this at the top for a few days, so if you're looking for some of my features or card creations, scroll on down!

Hello! I hope you've had a great Saturday. I made a couple of cards this morning and hope to get back a little later to share them. Most of the afternoon, I have been destahing my craft room. I'm getting new bookshelves and will be reorganizing. Hopefully I will finally get my office/craft room like I want it. I know that some things will need to go, so... I've got some things for sale. Here's some photos and a list. If you see something you want, email me at fkayct@hotmail.com. I can accept Paypal or will take money orders. And I'm flexible on prices. I just want this stuff gone!



Blade runner and glass mat - Mat was never used. Blade runner has extra blades. $10.00 plus $5.00 shipping


* Bunches of miniature silk flowers - some are incomplete -$5.00 plus $2.50 shipping

1” burgundy rose ( 5 roses in bunch)
1” pink rose (8 in bunch)
1” light pink (9 in bunch)
18 mm pink rose 12 in bunch
18 mm white rose 11 in bunch
25 mm white 8 in bunch

11 bunches of 12 each 18 mm mauve
10 bunches of 12 25 mm burgundy
9 bunches of 12 small burgundy ( unsure of size)
10 bunches of 12 small mauve ( unsure of size)




1993 Stampin Up Stamps- I got these second hand and have no idea what set the belong to. $3.00 plus $2.00 shipping



*My Mind’s Eye, Inc. The This and That idea book with 9 frame and die cut sets
This book has layouts that show you how to use the “this and that” frames and embellishments.
$8.00 plus $5.00 shipping


Memory Makers Idea Book $2.00 plus $2.00 shipping



Creative Memories idea books vol IV and VI $4.00 plus $2.00 shipping






















16 sheets of clear address labels - size ½ x 1 ¾ in. 80 labels per sheet
Staples brand comparable to Avery 8667
Layout guide and formatting printing tips included. I used these on wedding favors. They are great for adding a label to your craft projects for sale.
$5.00 plus $3.00 shipping



Fun with Photos, Memories, and More, three volumes, not complete, but there are a ton of ideas here. These were collected in sets of cards. The books have dividers for topics. Each card within a topic has a layout idea or technique. Much of it has been published in CK magazines throughout the years. Topics include photography, sports, weddings, lettering, seasons, holidays, life milestones, etc. There are three binders full of cards.

$35.00- this will include shipping.

Friday Feature- Seeing green

March holds the holiday of St. Patrick's Day. Who is he? March 17 is the date of his death. He was actually born British but captured by the Irish at age 16. He escaped but returned to Ireland as a Christian missionary. Read more here.. Since green is the symbolic color and thought to bring luck when worn on St. Patrick's Day, or pinches when not worn, here are some great etsy "greens."



Luck Of The Irish - Shamrock Clover Necklace by Lunaricsales



Sparkling Emerald Green Glass and Bali Sterling Silver bracelet by beadifuldesigns



Spring Boost Luxurious Lace Handknit Designer Scarf/Wrap, Multicolored Mohair, Green Apple, White and Dark Green perfect for St Patricks Day by FashionTouch



the irish lass hat by beautifulbridget

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Let us lift up our hands...

I love Jen's SFYTT sketches. I'm glad I got to give it a try this week. Here is my take on the sketch.


Paper: Hot off the Press
Stamp: Our Daily Bread Designs
Accent: Making Memories flower
Tools: Martha Stewart Zig Zag punch

Monday, March 2, 2009

Good friends are worth the effort

Good friends are really worth the effort, and boy in today's world, doesn't it take some effort to maintain those relationships, with everything we have going on and everyone being "all about me?" Anyway, I won't digress to far from the purpose here- I'm sharing a card I made for the Stamper's Dream monthly challenge. The challenge is to make a monochromatic card. I think mine qualifies for the most part. I used shades of blue. I used the MFT sketch for this week, which can be found in the MFT forum at Splitcoaststampers.



Paper: Doodlebug
Stamp: My Favorite Things
Accents: Ribbon, pearls (Michael's)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

A fancy flower

I created a card for an upcoming birthday using card sketch 84 at Sketches! { by Tamara}. The Timeless Tuesday challenge at the Flourishes blog was to use vellum. I die cut some of the flower layers from green vellum. When I first started scrapbooking and cardmaking, I thought I just HAD TO HAVE vellum, so I have plently and rarely use it anymore. I'm glad I ran across a challenge that encourages me to use it.



Paper: Bazzill cardstock, Hot off the Press patterned paper
Stamp: Inkadinkado
Accents: Making Memories Blossoms and Buttons flower and button
Tools: Martha Stewart lattice border punch, Sizzix Flower Layers #3, Cuttlebug funky circles die





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