Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Would you be my .....

I made this card (actually four of them) for a co-worker. She wanted a card that she could give to the girls she was asking to be in her Wedding Party. She is planning a fall Wedding so I kept to the oranges and terra cotta colours. I made a 5X5 easel card so that the girls could have it on display. The stamp is from Stamping Bella. I stamped it once onto whisper White CS and the stamped it again on a Terra Cotta coloured PP. I cut out the dresses and paper pieced them onto my White CS. I coloured the features with some Copic markers. The bride's dress is covered in Glimmer Dust to give it some sparkle and really make her stand out, as the Bride always should! The background PP is from Bo Bunny, it is there double dot line. The other pattern paper is from I believe a old Scenic Route line. I had scraps of it in my scrap bin. The ribbon was also in my bin of scrap ribbon. The flower was from my white flower stash. I spritz it with Sandstone Glimmer Mist to make it fit my colour scheme. I worked out a cute little poem based on the famous poem "Something Old, Something New", to express what the Bride was wanting to ask.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Paper Sundaes' Blog Hop & Prize!!

My friends Shanna (The Stamping Banana) and Danille (Danderella)are on the DT for Paper Sundaes , so I am always checking out the Paper Sundae Blog and particiating in the challenged. Well I have news for you to coincide with the thirteenth challenge, Paper Sundaes is having a celebration to feature their sensational sponsor calendar - packed full for 2010!

Paper Sundae is providing one of the new hÄnglar & stÄnglar stamps from their spring release. I am not familiar with these stamps as they do not sell to North America, and I am not an online shopper. The Girl with a letter as seen on their blog hop blinkie will be awarded to one lucky winner!

Paper Sundaes Sponsor Celebration and Blog Hop Blinkie

Here are the instructions for a chance to win the Prize. You get 7 chance to enter!!!

Lucky Seven:
Each individual will have a maximum of 7 chances to enter. Please read the following instructions carefully!

You can earn entries in ANY or ALL of the following seven ways.
1. Become a follower - or just let us know if you already are!
2. Add our blog hop blinkie linked back to us to your sidebar by April 20th and leave it up until the end of our blog hop on April 30th. (Snag the code from our sidebar and then go add a gadget > html/javascript, paste in the code and save!)
3. Post about our sponsor celebration, blog hop and prize in the main part of your blog.
4. Participate in Challenge #13 (April 11-17)
5. Participate in Challenge #14 (April 18-24)
6. Participate in Challenge #15 (until end of blog party, April 30th)
7. Participate in our blog hop from April 24th to April 30 following the instructions posted here on the 17th

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Make a Scene with Paper Sundaes...

This is a quick post for now. I just finished this card at 11:32 pm and I am rushing to try and enter it into Paper Sundaes Challenge for the week. Their Challenge is to make a scene on your card. The cute part about this card is that the Truck drives across the card to reveal the sentiment. This was super hard to photograph so I hope you all get the idea. I have created this card for an upcoming class but I wanted to enter it into the challenge so I am quickly posting it now. I will be reposting the card again when I post my class announcement.


Friday, April 16, 2010

Guest Bar-tender at Raise the Bar

I was so lucky this week to get the privilege to be a guest designer at Raise the Bar. Make sure to come by and join in the fun. The theme for this week is Movie Mania. I created my Geisha card, with the movie "Memoirs of a Geisha" in mind. I had seen this stamp used sometime ago with the Wax Resist Technique on SCS (I am sorry that I can't remember the wonderful person who posted it. My Apologizes). I loved the look of it and it has sat in the back of my mind since then. When I saw the theme for this week I knew right away it would be a
great opportunity to pull out the stamp and give it a try. Once I created my image I had a bit of time trying to pull the whole card together. The image was so pretty I didn't want to add to much to take you eye away from it, but I did want to add a bit of detail to it. I wanted to find a charm or embellishment that had a bit of an oriental theme to it, but unfortunately and surprisingly had nothing in my collection. So I took a quick trip to Wal-mart and warned in their Craft and Jewellery section that is where I found three different charms that fit what I was looking for. The embellishment I ended up choosing was actually an earring I
found in the clearance section. What a Score!!! I did however end up buying the other two decorative pieces that I liked in case this one didn't work for me in the end.

Card Formula:
I first stamped my image onto Glossy White Cardstock with Jet Black Staz On ink. To keep her face and hand white I masked them with a post it. I then took a piece of wax paper and crumbled it up, then smoothed it out and laid it over my image. I laid a scrap piece of paper on top and then ran my Heidi Swap Mini Iron over the image for a few seconds making sure to melt the wax everywhere. I then used Stampin' Up Classic ink (Cool Caribbean, Cranberry Crisp, Tangerine Tango and
Morning Marigold) and a sponge to rub the ink over my image in the desired areas. Where the wax melted it resists the ink and gives the images a textured, crackled appearance. I paper pieced the fan and her head piece onto the image with Gold Cardstock. I then removed my mask to reveal her pure white skin. To make the flowers white I coloured them in with a white Slingo Gel Pen. The Oriental Symbol to the left is also coloured in but this time with a Gold Slingo Gel Pen. I mounted my image onto a gold piece of cardstock and then onto a black piece. I added some black organza ribbon and tied on my cute oriental embellishment. The pattern paper is a miscellaneous piece that I picked up from Stampin Bella last year in her clearance bin. I finished off with a photo corner punch from EK Success and a small with flower with a gold brad.


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Just wanted to make a quick post and wish everyone a Happy Easter. I had a fantastic weekend! I got to spend all day Saturday scrapbooking with some of my girlfriends. It was a great day full of laughs, conversation, scrapping and food. Thanks for the wonderful day girls!! Now on to my card.

Card Formula:
The base of the card is made from Pacific Point Cardstock. The pattern papers are Bo Bunny Double Dot. The ribbon is also from Bo Bunny. I stamped the bunny onto Close to Cocoa paper with Versamark and the embossed him with Chocolate Brown Embossing Powder. I cut him out and mounted him over to the left. I cut the green Double Dot paper with my Cricut. I used my Gypsy to weld a rectangle from George and the grass from Paper Dolls together. I punched out some eggs from scraps in my scrap bin and then spritz them with a little glimmer mist for shimmer. The Happy is from the Close to my Heart set "Say it with Style" and the Easter is from the Close to my Heart set "March Word Puzzle".