Monday, May 31, 2010

Hoppy Birthday!!!



Today I have a new creation and this one is for The Inlinkz Challenge Blog and Crafty Catz Challenge. This is the very first challenge for Inlinkz and their theme is Boy Birthday Card and a Color Combo. The theme for Crafty Catz is "The Boyz are Back". I found this cute frog on the internet and colored him using Adobe Fireworks CS4. I used papers from my stash and tried to match the color inspirations. I think my colors match pretty good! I created my sentiment using MS Word and cut out the image and sentiment with my large nestabilities circle die. I added some Color Box Chalks around the scallops and also some stickles glitter. A piece of Rick Rack, buttons and photo corners completed my creation.

Summer Be Inspired







Hello everyone... I have another creation and this one is for "There's Magic In The Air Challenge". This is my last week being the Guest Designer for Nina and the theme is Summer Be Inspired. Kim gave us an inspiration piece shown below. I decided to use acetate for this creation and made a gate card. I used Nina's image called "Shelly garden friends". I used papers from my stash and colored the image using Adobe fireworks CS4. I drew the fence sections, colored them and cut them out. I added a few butterflies using two stamps and white opaque ink. To finish my creation I added a ribbon to one side.

Kim's Inspiration Piece

Sunday, May 30, 2010

With Sympathy

I made a card today and I am entering it to "Just Us Girls Challenge". The theme this week at JUGs is Dry Embossing. I used cardstock that had torn edges on one side. I added some papers from my stash and I embossed the white paper using one of my Cuttlebug folders with swirls. I used some chalks to add color to the embossed paper. I stamped my image from Anna Griffin and scanned it. I then used Adobe Photoshop to add a sentiment to the image. I colored the image using Adobe Fireworks. To complete my creation I used one of my Martha Stewart lace border dies, a Prima Flower and some gems.

Fun In The Sun



Today I have something different to share with you. I have created a scrapbook page and this one is for "The Pink Elephant Challenge". The theme this week is Summer. This is the first time I am entering a scrapbook layout as a challenge. I used papers from my stash. The pictures are of my granddaughter and my son when Samantha was little. I added some stickers, flowers and a sentiment. let me know what you think...

Friday, May 28, 2010

Egypt Mermaid




Hello everyone... I have another creation for today and this one is for The Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge and Crafty Creations Challenge. The theme for SPSC is a recipe using 4 patterned papers, 2 ribbons, 2 shapes and 1 button. The theme for CCC is "Choose your favorite stamp". I chose this stamp from Ching Chou Kuik's collection called Egypt Mermaid. I just love these images and I colored mine using Adobe Fireworks CS4. Most of my patterned papers were created by me using Adobe Photoshop CS4. My base cardstock is a copper metallic color and my background paper was created by me and then I stamped some leaves on it. I found some Egyptian hieroglyphic paper for my second paper. I used paper from my stash for the third paper and then I created the fourth one and made it similar to my background paper without the leaves. I added two ribbons, two shapes and 1 button. To complete my creation I added some gold stickles glitter glue, turquois pearls, flowers and a button.

Believe



Hello everyone... I have another creation and this one is for Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge and Colour Create Challenge. The theme this week for MPSC is Circles and Lace/Ribbon. The theme this week for Colour Create Challenge is a color combo using soft green and light aqua. I used an image from Michelle called Pearl and colored her using Adobe Fireworks CS4 and Copic markers. My background paper has circles and glitter on it. I cut out my image using my large Nestibilities scallop circle die and touched the edges with Color Box Chalks. I added some stickles glitter, a piece of lace ribbon and a heart hat pin along with two beads. Two flower gems completed my creation.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Simple Pleasures

Hello again... It is time for this month's week 4 challenge at "There's Magic in the Air". I was selected to be the Guest Designer for this month and here is my inspiration piece. The challenge this week is presented by Patti. Nina provided the image called Simple Pleasures. Patti wanted us to create something using this image with a Birthday Theme. I also decided to enter my creation in "A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge" and their theme is Celebrations. I decided to make a frame for placing a picture from a birthday and I incorporated the image on it. I purchased a paper mache frame from Hobby Lobby and painted it. I colored the image using Adobe Fireworks CS4 and I used one of my stamps of balloons and a sentiment called make a wish. I painted the balloons and candle with acrylic paints. I found this photo of a cupcake with candles and thought this was perfect for Nina's Paper Cupcake Stamps. So what do you think?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Harmony Mermaid




Hello and welcome to my blogspot. Today I have a creation and this one is for Michelle Perkett's Studio Challenge and Papertake Weekly Challenge. Our DT theme at MPSC is "Flowers Galore" so I decided to use a couple of my stamps to stamp my flowers. At Papertake Weekly Challenge the theme is "Say It With Flowers". I used acetate for the base of my card. The image is from Michelle's Etsy Store called Harmony Mermaid and I colored her using Adobe Fireworks CS4. I used papers from my stash and color box chalks for highlights on the edges. I used Stazon Opaque white ink and colored the centers of the flowers with copic markers. The inside sentiment is also from Michelle Perkett. I added a ribbon and bow to the folded side of my card. To show off my card I used papers that look like water. What do you think?

Monday, May 17, 2010

Be Inspired


Nilla's Bouquet
Hello everyone... It is week three for May at "There's Magic in the Air" and I am the Guest Designer for this month. This week our challenge is brought to us by Nilla and her theme is "Be Inspired". Nilla provided a photo of a bouquet of flowers and we could use any image. I decided to make this little pillow box and I used the colors from Nilla's bouquet. The image is one of Nina's freebies and I colored it using Adobe Fireworks CS4. I just love using this software program and I am finding new ways of coloring every time I use it. I added some stickles glitter glue, a sentiment and an organza bow to complete my inspiration piece.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Just Dream...

Well today I have a creation and this one is for the following challenges:
I used a stamp that I just purchased from Sweet Pea Stamps called Black Rose Fairy by Ching-chou Kuik. I colored the image using Adobe Fireworks CS4. The papers are from my stash and I used one of my Martha Stewart border punches for the lace on the edge of the card. I added some flowers and stickles along with a sentiment.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Rosie in Pink



Hello everyone. Today I have a new creation and this one is for Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge. This weeks challenge theme is Distressing. I decided to make a card using some distressing and also some acetate. I have never used acetate until this week. My image is called Rosie and she is one of Michelle Perkett's images. I colored her using Adobe Fireworks. My papers are from my stash and I used a piece of sandpaper to distress the edges of two of my papers. I took a piece of acetate and I stamped some swirls to the corners using Stazon opaque white ink. I also stamped some dots to the edges of the acetate. I cut out the front of the card and placed my acetate so that it looks like a window. To complete my card I added a few Prima flowers and some leaves along with a few gems. So what do you think?

Monday, May 10, 2010

Softly Afloat

Hello everyone... I am the Guest Designer this month for "There's Magic in the Air Challenge" and here is my creation for week 2. Sue asked us to make a Clean and Simple creation using Nina's image called "Softly Afloat".  I colored the image and then cut it out using one of my Nestibilities scalloped circles. I then embossed it with crystal embossing powder and added color box chalks to the edges. I used my swiss dots embossing folder in my Cuttlebug machine for the background paper. A little sandpaper to make the dots pop, a handmade flower, a piece of white rick rack, a sentiment and four small cabachon pearls finished my creation.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Serina's First Holy Communion



Hi everyone. My friend is going to a First Holy Communion party this weekend and she couldn't find a card. We went all over looking for one but there were none for little girls so I decided to make one for her. She bought a Holy card which I used for inspiration. Since this card is for a little girl, I wanted to use femine colors so I chose this flower patterned paper. I added some tiny flowers on the front with a few pearls and a sentiment. On the inside I made a pocket for the Holy card and placed it inside. I found a sentiment online and added it to thr right inside. I hope my friend like it.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Mother's Day Keepsake Box




Hello everyone. I have another creation and this one is for Michelle Perkett's Studio Challenge and Cute Card Thursday Challenge. The theme for MPSC is "Mother's Day". The theme for Cute Card Thursday is "Make Your Own".
I used one of Michelle's images called Amore Fairy and colored it using Adobe Fireworks CS4. I used a jewelry box that I had for one of my necklaces and covered the top with papers from my stash. I left the bottom the same color because it was a good match. I added purple lace border around the lid of the box. I made my own flowers by stamping them and then scanning them and saving them as JPEG files. I was able to color them using Fireworks and then made them different sizes. I used embossing powder for the wings and flowers on the image and stickles glitter glue for the handmade flowers and around my image. A sentiment and some leaves completed my creation.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Diary



Hello everyone... I am the Guest Designer for the month of May at "There's Magic In The Air Challenge". Here is my entry for week 1. We were given a sketch to follow and to use one of Nina's wonderful images. I chose an image called Sunday Afternoon and took a blank journal and turned it in to a diary. My papers are from my stash and I colored the image using Adobe Fireworks. I have become spoiled with this software and need to get back to using my copic markers. The homemade flowers and the ribbons were a prize that I won from Nina a few weeks ago. I used my corner punch and added a little glitter for sparkle. A sentiment completed my creation. I am thinking of giving this diary to my granddaughter Maddy because she just started a diary.