Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Day Slumber Party!

Wine, paper, markers, glue, embellishments and most of all, creativity was all my friend Michael and I needed for our slumber party. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, we collaborated together and made this lovely card for his room mate. It's been almost a year since the last time I posted, my how time flies! The challenges I am entering with this card are The Pink Elephant: Be My Valentine, Stampin for the Weekend #3: St. Valentine's Day, and Papertake Weekly Challenge: Have A Heart. The sketch I used is from Friday Sketchers #141. Happy browsing!

The sketch provided for challenge 141 from Friday Sketchers.

The cover of the card with little floating hearts and sequin embellishments. The background behind the image is also embossed.

Side view of the card.

Here's a view to show the layers. The colors remind me a bit of a cheeseburger with mustard, ketchup, and lettuce! :)

The materials we used for the card were... Martha Stewart punch for the hearts. Copic markers for coloring the image, paper from SEI, and some Prima flowers inside the card. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Surfer Birthday Card

Today was my first day at my new job, so I was a bit tired. Earlier in the day I found out that we were going to celebrate a birthday at the office. I volunteered to do a card, so here is an attempt at a boy card, which is always so challenging! I used a new stamp from Pink Cat Studios that my lovely aunt sent me in the mail... along with some Copic markers, yay!! I used a surfer image because this co-worker is also going on vacation to a tropical location.

Here is my creation:
Here is a side view:
Here is the inside:

Close up of the layered scalloped Nesties:
As previously mentioned, I used a stamp from the Pink Cat Studios. Scalloped Nestabilities. Martha Stewart edger punch (presents). Cuttlebug dot embossing. I tore the waves myself and used an ink pad from Stampin' Up to add the darker blue. Ribbon from American Crafts. Fish brads were found at Michael's for a few cents. Happy birthday stamp on the the front and inside were also from Stampin' Up. The waves and the sun were miscellaneous items I just had lying around, probably from some old scrapbook kit. I will return and update this more thoroughly tomorrow, as I need to rest up for day number two! Goodnight all and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Pretty In Pink Card

As a little girl, I've always shied away from pink, scared to fit into a cliche of what colors girls should like or wear. Now, I love all colors, including pink! My newest creation features an all pink card with a hanging Tilda for the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog. I have recently signed on as a new Bank of America employee, and have made this card in dedication to the recruiter that has been extremely helpful. Usually I like to have some sort of sketch to guide my creative process, but this time, I decided to create my own design. This is also my very first Easel card, and I am really happy with the results.

Here is my creation:
Here is a close-up of Tilda:
Here is a view of the front:
Here is a view of the inside:

For this project, I used a Magnolia stamp, which can be found here, at the best Magnolia store in the states. I used Copic markers to color Tilda in. Clear and pink Dew Drops, Prima flowers, and Gold Stickles for decoration. The pink and clear bling is by Kaiserkrafts. The ribbon is from a shop I found during my travels to Hong Kong many years ago... guess I was destined to be a crafter! The heart ribbon was from a dollar store in Victoria, B.C. The sentiments and tags are by Stampin' Up (Curvy Verses, Circle of Friendship, and Cute & Curly). The hot pink DP is by Martha Stewart Ombre collection and the pink DP with white flowers is from S.E.I. Lovebirds collection. Well that covers it all I think... thanks so much for coming by!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

It's A New Year for New Cards!

It's a new year which means.... new cards!! I have been gone for a bit, working on various projects and trying to find employment, but I really just can't stay away from here for too long! I spent some time working on a card for the newest Midnight Madness Challenge #35 with the beloved Tilda. The Lili of the Valley Challenge #44 is to make a thank you card. This month over at the Magnolia-licious Highlites, they are having a challenge that features a framed card. Week one of Paper Play Challenges is to have something metal on/in your card. The Papertake Weekly Challenge is to have something new on/in your card. And last but not least, the Roses on Paper Challenge #28 is to color with your favorite mediums. First card of the year, hope I'm off to a good start. I have been getting inspired by the color orange for some strange reason. I think it's a color that I am slowly learning to like and appreciate.

Here is the sketch:
Here is my creation:
Here is a side view:
Here is the inside:
Here is a close up of the image:
I have used paper from DCWV Fall Indian Stack. It had the perfect orange and green tones I needed. Various Copic markers were used in coloring Tilda. Martha Stewart twine and dew drops from Robin's Nest were used in the front. The sunflower was something new that I acquired from a sweet family member who sent them to me from Hong Kong. Inside I used a few rhinestones from Kaiserkraft and assorted Prima flowers.

Hope you like this creation! More to come when I find more time. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

MMSC #31 and Eleven Other Challenges

Happy holidays everyone!! Here is my most recent creation just in time for the upcoming celebration! It is filled with greens and reds and most of all, encompasses the holiday spirit! I have used the sketch from Midnight Madness. I have a slew of challenges I want to enter with this card. Since I have used the beautiful Tilda, I have entered her into the Magnolia Down Under challenge which is to have a bedazzled card. The Everybody-Art Challenge is to use red and green. Stampavie and more challenge number 73 is red and green also! My Time to Craft challenge 69 is to include Christmas foliage. A new challenge blog I found is called Nutshells and their requirement is to use ribbon. One of my favorite challenge blogs, The Pink Elephant, has a challenge requiring your favorite Christmas combo. The Cuttlebug Challenge this week is to use glitter. Challenge #49 over at Charisma Cardz Challenge is to use red, green, and silver. The Creative Card Crew challenge wanted gold and silver in the creation. The Cupcake Craft Challenge #69 is to sing a Christmas carol on your card. The Just Magnolia Challenge this time is "It's Christmas!". The Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is to have sparkle and shine on your card.

Wow now after all those challenges, here is what I made!

Here is my creation with an ornament:Here is the card alone:
Here is a side view:
Here is a close up of the image:
What fun it was to use Tilda again. It seems like it has been way too long. The Magnolia images are so much fun to color. Thanks so much for visiting and let me know what you think!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

MMSC #30

Yay finally worked on this challenge a bit earlier this week. My wonderful aunt is such an inspiration! She has great ideas and is so encouraging, I am very fortunate! This week the Midnight Madness Challenge is to follow a sketch and have an image with wings or something that can fly. I have dreamed up a Mary Poppins-like character, flying with her umbrella! The image is one that I won from Your Next Stamp. So much fun! Check it out!

Here is my creation:

Here is a side view:
Here is the top inside:
Here is the bottom inside:

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Lili of the Valley Challenge #41

Here's another quick post for the Lili of the Valley Challenge #41. I have been wanting to join this challenge for awhile and finally got the chance to do so while making different Christmas cards.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my creation:

Here is the inside: