Sunday, August 30, 2009

Welcome Baby

Hey Everyone! I created this card for my friend who is expecting her second girl next month. This is also my first official card using my circle Nesstabilities. Love them! I wanted to add something warm and fuzzy so I flocked the heart.

[Adorable Elephant Card]
Stamps: Cloud Background, Playful Animals, Baby Girl
Ink: Memories Black Dye
Paper: PTI
Other: Hero Arts Buttons, Flocking, Machine Stitching, Circle and Scallop Nesstabilities, PrismaColor Pencils

Have a great day!!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Color It Challenge

Hi Everyone! I'm getting caught up from vacation...finally. I've been very busy in my craftroom and will be sharing lots in the upcoming days! This week's Hero Arts challenge is to color! I love to color so I couldn't miss out.

[Tall Cake Birthday Card]
Stamps: Hero Arts Celebrate All Day
Paper: PTI
Ink: Memories Black Dye
Other: PrismaColor Pencils, Stickles, Hero Arts Buttons

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Caardvarks MyStamp Box Challenge

Hi Everyone! Its time for another fun Caardvarks challenge! This challenge is sponsered by MyStamp BOX.

There is a great prize for the winning entry! Check it out!

So what do you have to do to win? Just create a new card using the colors in MyStamp Box's logo - Black, White, Pink! The deadline is August 31st, Midnight PST. All the extra details can be found on the Caardvarks blog HERE.

Here is the card I created

[Black, White & Pink Card]
Stamps: Hero Arts Bird on a Branch, All Occassion Messages,
Paper: PTI
Ink: Memories Black Dye
Other: C'Bug Embossing Folder, American Crafts Button, String

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Caardvards Blog Hop - Day 3

Hey Everyone! Its the final day of the Caardvarks blog hop! Thanks to Core'dinations for bringing us this fun event!

On my final card I did lots of tearing and a little bit of sanding. You should have seen my desk after this creation! :) There were torn pieces everywhere. Lots of fun!

[Torn Flower Card]
Stamps: Hero Arts All Occasssion Messages, PTI Text
Paper: Core'dinations Core Essentials & Whitewash, PTI Kraft
Ink: Memoried Black Dye
Other: String, PTI Button

Your next stop is Lucy's blog HERE.
To start at the beginning go Jenyfur's blog

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Caardvarks Hop - Day 2

Hey Everyone! Welcome to day 2 of the Caardvarks blog hop! The more I played with Core'dinations cardstock the more fun I had! There are so many fun techniques to explore.

Since the inside of the paper is a different color than the top when you tear it, sand it, crinkle it or emboss it you get a fun two toned look. On this card I embossed the cardstock with my Cuttlebug then sanded the top! Easy and fun!

[Hi There Owl Card]
Stamps: Hero Arts Four Owls
Paper: Core'dinations Core Essentials
Ink: ColorBox Chalk, Memories Black Die
Other: Hero Arts Flower, Making Memories Brads, Hero Arts Black Gems, Machine Stitching, C'Bug Embossing Folder

Your next stop is Lucy's blog HERE.
To start at the beginning go Jenyfur's blog

Monday, August 17, 2009

Caardvarks Hop - Day 1

Hey Everyone! Welcome to the first day of the VERY FIRST Caardvarks blog hop! Caardvarks has teamed together with Core'dinations to bring you 3 full days of hoping fun! Details are HERE.
I'll keep this short since you have lots of hoping to do! Core'dinations is such a fun cardstock to play with. Their colors are amazing...bright, vibrant, so yummy!

[Polka Dot Butterfly Card]
Stamps: Hero Arts Happy Hello
Paper: Core'dinations Core Essentials & Whitewash
Ink: Memories Black Dye

Other: SU Butterfly Die Cut, C'Bug Embossing Folder, String, Hero Arts Buttons, Machine Stitching

Your next stop is Lucy's blog HERE.

To start at the beginning go to Jenyfur's blog HERE.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Butterfly Smiles

Hey Everyone! I'm packing and getting ready for vacation but I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to make a card for this week's Hero Arts Sketch Challenge! This card is based on Sketch #3. I just got a Silhouette SD for my birthday a few days ago. I almost fell over when I opened the box from my husband. It was the BEST surprise EVER!

Stamps: Hero Arts Heart Winged Butterfly, Happy Hello, Cloud Design Block
Paper: Core'dinations, PTI
Ink: Memoried Black Dye
Other: Hero Arts clear buttons, Silhouette Die Cut

We leave in just a few hours. Eeek! There are a lot of fun things happening over at Caardvards in the next couple of weeks! I have some autoposts set up so be sure to check in!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sneaky Inspiration Day One

Hey Everyone! Hero Arts is showing off some sneak peeks from their upcoming release this week over on their blog. So the challenge is to create a card inspired by one of the peeks. Both of my cards were inspired by this peek HERE.

This card was inspired by the cherries and also the bracket shape.

On this card I was inspired by the Stickles on the cherries. I love how adding Stickles to the inside of the wings totally changes the look of the butterfly.

[Cherry On Top]
Stamps: Hero Arts So Sweet, Scattered Flowers
Paper: PTI
Ink: VersaMark, Memories Black Dye
Other: Top Note Die Cut, Nestabilities, Scallop Punch, PrismaColor Pencils, Hero Arts Heart Gems, White Pen, Computer Font

[Thinking of You]
Stamps: Hero Arts Florish Design Block, Heart Winged Butterfly, Happy Hello
Paper: PTI, Bazzill Swiss Dots Embossed, ShortCuts Acetate
Ink: Memories Black Dye, VersaMark
Other: SU Scallop Punch, PTI Buttons, Hero Arts Black Gems, Stickles

Monday, August 3, 2009

Butterfly Sparkle

Hey Everybody! We just made it through a crazy heat wave here so I haven't had a lot of free time to craft this last week. The temps got above 100 so we left our house and stayed with some friends that had AC (thanks Rob & Jenny!).

So today I'm sharing a card I made for Jennifer's Thinking Inking class. I used distress ink for the background design and the sentiment. I needed a lighter shade for the side panels so I inked off once and then got the look I was going for.

This particular class was focused around Stickles. Love the glimmer they add to a project!

I'm totally inspired by Lisa Spangler and this week's Hero Arts challenge theme so I'll be back to share more soon!

[Butterflies & Sunshine Card]
Stamps: Hero Arts Flourish Design Block, Raindrops Background, Anytime Messages
Paper: PTI, Bazzill Swiss Dots Embossed
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink
Other: Diamond Stickles, PTI Button, Corner Rounder