Saturday, March 13, 2010

My Weekly Card Projects

Happy Saturday!  I love this day of the week.....maybe it's because I was born on may be because it's a day off from the work week (except for housework).  Anyway, I've made some cards this week and I thought I would show you.

Over at StampTV Gina K is celebrating their first birthday in a BIG way.  Check it out and get in on some of the "candy" that's being offered in celebration.

The current color challenge at StampTV hosted by Tina Gilliland this week is Wine, Yellow and Kraft.  Now, I have to admit I didn't think this color combo could inspire me, but they call it a "challenge" for a bit and took the challenge.  Here's my card in celebration of StampTV's birthday and Tina's color challenge.

 (The colors look a little washed out here - not sure why).  The card design is a shaker card; I love making them.  Here are the details:  CS paper:  GKD Pure Luxury "Wine with Everything", "Lemon Drop" and "Kraft".  The DP is from Basic Grey "Indian Summer" pack.  The stamps are GKD "Lovely Labels"(LOVE this set) by Nina Brackett using Nestabilities and the sentiment stamp is from "Arranged with Love", by Melanie Muenchinger.  The ink is Vivid "Garnet".  The punched border is from MS, buttons and ribbon is from GKD.

Here's another birthday card I made this week.  I made this for my lovely sister-in-law, Beth.  Her birthday (she wouldn't want me to tell you what number) is today:  So Beth, if you're reading this, "Happy Birthday".

Details:  GKD Pure Luxury CS "Pure White" for base and "Rocket Red", "Black Onyx" for layering.  I stamped the gorgeous image from "Arranged with Love" by Melanie Muenchinger.  I stamped it twice with Memento Tuxedo Black, then colored the roses on one stamped set with Copic Markers then I cut them out.  I embellished them with 3-D Crystal Lacquer to give them some dew effects.  Once layered on the red and black panels I tied a black and white gingham ribbon and attached a love charm.

So, The other day I was over at my favorite craft shop "Stamp N Scrap" in Gardiner, ME and I found this beautiful designer paper by Bo Bunny.  It looked shabby chic to me so I thought I'd try my hand at making a card with it.  I wanted to try making a flower paper using a technique taught by Cheryl Stauffer at my Altered Book Class at Stamp N Scrap a couple of weeks ago.  (It's so much fun taking the classes Cheryl teaches).

The stamp label stamp is from GKD "Lovely Labels" by Nina Brackett.  CS is GKD Pure Luxury "White", "Innocent Pink" and "Ocean Mist" and they worked wonderfully with the Bo-Bunny dp "Persuasion" The sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink.  This was fun to do, but I'd do more shading and give it a more vintage look next time.  

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Catching up on Creating

I haven't posted in quite awhile.  I have a multitude of distractions these days, but have found some time, mostly during late evening hours, to do some creating.

Over at StampTV, there's a big welcome to the newest Challenge Hostess Team and a Thank You Blog to the fabulous outgoing Team.  What great fun we had for the past 3 months with this very talented group of ladies and are looking forward to the next 3 months with this new group.  You can check out all the information and take the blog hop at Gina's Blog

This card was for Tina's color challenge, which is using Pink and White!  Don't ya just love the girlie, girlie of these colors???  I do.  I used GKD Pure Luxury CS, Pure White and Innocent Pink.  The base was embossed with CuttleBug embossing folder "Argyle".  I used MS punch on the edges of the white.   The stamp is from GKD "Oh, Baby" stamp set, designed by Rupa Shevde and the label is from the new GKD "Lovely Labels".  The flowers are also from GDK.

Here's another challenge card.  This one I made for Vicki's Sketch Challenge.  The DP is from GKD
Grungy Elegant Digital Paper, the CS is GKD Pure Luxury "Fresh Asparagus".  I used Pure White for the card base.  Stamp is from GKD "Spring Floral Card Kit" and I colored the flowers with Koh-i-Noor Woodless Colour Pencils and OMS. 

Here's another challenge creation.  This one is for Sharri Sefffens' Blast From the Past Challenge, using shaving cream.  Check it out and have some fun with it.  The CS is GKD Pure Luxury, White and Ocean Mist.  The stamps are  from the GKD "Easter Blessings" stamp set.  Again, another gorgeous design by Rupa Shevde.  This is such a beautiful Easter set.  The CS is GKD Pure Luxury "Ivory".  I used Spellbinder Nestabilities Labels Ten and Plain Labels for this card.  Ribbon and pearls are from my stash.  

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Have a great week!

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