Wednesday, September 30, 2009
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009
It's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge time once again and if you haven't checked out this website ... you are MISSING IT!!! They have SO MUCH going on over there ... take your time ... read through and JUMP in! There are PRIZES everywhere on this site ... not to even mention the fun in doing the awesome sketches from week to week!!! OKAY ... enough promotion (teehee ... I just love this site) .. on to today's card.
I purchased these Inkadinkado images while on my little weekend get away to North Carolina this past weekend and the sentiment is by Hero Arts. My papers are Bermuda Bay, Whisper White and DCWV designer paper. I've used the SU Bermuda Bay marker and Creative Memories Black fine tip marker for my faux stitching. The paper flower and butterfly are both Martha Stewart punches. The zig-zag stitched ribbon is by Darice.
I hope you will jump on over to the website and check out this challenge! Thanks for stopping by today and as always THANKS for any comments! I value your opinion on my work!!
I rummaged around in my Christmas wrappings,etc. and found a couple squares of felt ... and my new Spellbinder Shapeabilities were laying on my worktable ... hence the brillant idea to create a Christmas scene. There are NO stamps or ink used on this creation. With these adorable images from the Crafty Secrets Christmas Images & Journal Notes booklet ... not much more was required! The background paper is by The Paper Patch ... the vintage tag sentiment is by K&Company ... and the felt poinsetta & leaf is from Hero Arts. I did add a little sparkle by using my Quickie glue pen and PKGlitz glitter. SANTA was actually on the lower (journaling) portion of this booklet page but I decided to cut him out and put him in the foreground of my card ... afterall, he's taking notes!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you enjoyed my card and please, if you have any Crafty Secrets products, please come join us!!! We have a great time week after week!!
A couple of posts back I told you about the Stamp By Step Challenge and today I have a card to share with you that is for this "Halloween with Circles" challenge. You can click "HERE" for a quick peek at all the details. You can also check our her store "HERE".
I've used the "Halloween Haunted House" digital image by Reece Designs which can be purchased through the Digital-Ink Co. Shoppe. My "circle" choices are from the DCWV designer paper, the pumpkins & moon within the digi image and the metal hardware. My coloring was done with Prisma Pencils & gamsol and the ribbon is from "Big Lots"! Yep ... I buy crafting supplies EVERYWHERE!!! If you can spare the time ... please take a moment and check out this new challenge and play along! There is a prize and someone has to win!!! It could be YOU!! Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek at what I've been up to. Hope you have a wonderful day!!!
With being away over the weekend ... I'm late playing in this week's challenge but I found time last evening to do a little creating and this is what I've come up with for this week's Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday Challenge. This week is a sketch challenge so I used a few goodies I found while in N.C. this weekend for my creation. This is a very EASY PEASY creation ... no stamps or ink ... simply designer paper & flowers. AND ... actually the main focus paper was a gift from the Stamper's Alley store, how nice was that!!! The background striped paper is by DCWV and the Happy Holiday paper was 2 sided & I couldn't find a mfg. marking ... sorry! The flowers are Prima and the brad is by Making Memories! Like I said ... EASY PEASY ... hope you like it!!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Please make time to pop on over to this challenge blog ... it's always fun and they have some AWESOME prizes too!
Monday, September 28, 2009
The image used today is by Stitchy-Stamps and she is called "Hippie Chick" ... Isn't she cute!! Be sure to check out the Digital-Ink Co. SHOPPE for more Stitchy-Stamps images as well as awesome images by several other creators like this week's winner's prize by Beary Dust Stamps & Clipart called "Honey"!
Prisma pencils were used for the coloring on this image and Nestabilities were used for cutting the oval & scallop ovals. The flowers were created using a Martha Stewart flower punch and the gems are by Hero Arts. The background paper had no markings on it so I'm sorry I can't tell you who the maker is ... I just know I've had this paper for a VERY long time and thought it was perfect for today's challenge.
Please be sure to pop on over to my co-team members blogs & make their day a little sweeter by leaving a comment on their inspirational creation. They are listed on my sidebar. THEN, be sure to check out the OTHER FUN going on over at Digital-Ink Co. There is a Blog Raffle in process with the drawing on Monday, October 19th AND Friday, Oct. 2nd begins the Falloween Blog Hop. You don't want to miss any of the festivities!!!
THANKS for stopping by today ... it's always GREAT to see you here!!! Have a wonderful day and an even more wonderful week!!!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
How much fun is it to meet, in person, the wonderfully supportive friends I have met online over this past year!!! First I was so thrilled to meet several of the wonderful Stamp Simply ladies back in July and now this weekend I was fortunate enough to link up with Dawn Burnworth - My Stamping Thyme (flowergal36 on SCS).
My stamping friend Sandy Egbert, who lives a couple miles down the road from me, has a son who happens to be living in Mooresville, NC ... where Dawn lives. So Sandy & I decided to take the weekend and head for N.C. Our 7 hour drive on Friday went very well but Saturday was a very RAINY day. We made the best of it however by visiting 4 different stamping stores (making a few purchases along the way of course) and then that evening, she went to visit with her son and I linked up with Dawn. We simply went to dinner at Applebee's and spent the next 4-1/2 hours chit-chatting about EVERYTHING!!! What a wonderful visit ... we had such a nice time. I hope to be able to visit Dawn again some day but in the meantime ... we will be staying in touch via our blogs and the Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential Challenge Blog for which we are both on the new design team!!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Happy Friday Everyone!! ... I'm really excited about this weekend. My friend Sandy Egbert & I are headed to Mooresville, N.C. to checkout a couple awesome stamping stores she's familiar with down there and I get to finally meet Dawn Burnsworth (MyStampingThyme), (SCS: flowergal36) in person! How cool is that!!! Okay ... more on that later (with photos, LOL).
Now onto today's Stamp Simply Challenge #106 over on Sharon Johnson's (NoTimeToStamp) Blog. The challenge today is Rich Autumn Leaves. Working with fall colors is always fun and today was definately NO exception. I decided to use some of the FALL background paper I made myself using the Ink, Spray & Smash technique. If you're not familiar with this technique, you can check it out HERE.
Recipe for this creation:
Stamps: SU Fall for All, GinaK Whimsical Autumn (Carolyn King)
Papers: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Whisper White, Homemade designer paper
Inks: Versafine black, Refills: Summer Sun, Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Spellbinder Shapeabilities Fall Leaves, Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, Creative Memories corner rounder, dimensional tape
Be sure to pop on over and play along with this fun challenge!! Sharon's always coming up with AWESOME challenge ideas ... check it out!! Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Today's challenge is to use an OWL (or any type of bird) on your creation. I just happen to love this Inkadinkado Winter Birds set so that was my choice to focus on today.
Here are all the materials used:
Stamps: Inkadinkado Winter Birds, Penny Black Enjoy Life
Papers: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Whisper White, Doodlebug Designs designer paper
Ink: Versafine black, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Detail clear ep, Nestabilities Decal Rectangles, Making Memories brads, The Paper Studio flowers, SU gingham ribbon, sponge
Don't forget ... You have until 6am next Wednesday, September 30 to submit an entry! If you're using a photo gallery instead of a blog please use this weeks tag: "PC08", blog users can just use the tag "Penny's Challenges #8"
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my creation and come back again very soon! Happy Over The Hump Day Everyone!!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Today's Midnight Madness Sketch Challege was certainly a bit of a challenge to say the least!!! That is really the AWESOME part of this challenge blog for me .... the sketches are always "beyond" my imagination and really make me "reach" into my creativity! And that's a GOOD THING!!!! With that being said, I must confess that I didn't "reach" much further than my scrap basket for most of this creation!!! LOL!!
My main image is a digi and it comes from the Digital Two for Tuesday blog. Not familiar you say ... well please, hop right on over and check it out!!!
I've used watercolor pencils and a blending pen for my coloring and the papers are various scraps from DCWV, The Paper Studio and SU. I've also used Ranger Vintage Photo for my edge sponging and a distresser around most panels.
Embellishments are Kaiser half pearls, Martha Stewart bird punch & branch punch, Offray brown grosgrain & green gingham ribbons.
Thanks for stopping by today! It's always a treat to have you visit!
Monday, September 21, 2009
Here we are beginning a NEW week and it's time for a NEW Digital-Ink Co. Challenge!! Today we are playing a RECIPE challenge, and the recipe is to use 2 designer papers, and 3 brads/buttons or eyelets. How much fun is that!!!
For today's creation, my 2 designer papers are from the Basic Grey (Wisteria) paper pack and other papers used are More Mustard, Whisper White and Bashful Blue cardstocks. The Design Team was to use an image from Beary Dust Stamps & Clip Art (Sue) and I chose the "Doll behind a Fence" image. For coloring I used Prisma pencils. (Be sure to pop on over to the SHOPPE and check out all the wonderful images Sue has to offer.) The 3 brads are from Basic Grey and my Versafine Black stamped sentiment is from the Penny Black (Allegro) set.
There is also a prize for the winner of this weeks recipe challenge and it is this awesome Reece Designs (Gone Swimming) stamp set! So be sure to get involved and play along.
Our challenges run Monday - Sunday ... so be sure to link your art to our challenge blog through the Mr. Linky gadget. You have until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, September 27th. And, we are going to start using a Digital Ink Co. code for when you upload your work to SCS, PCP and SNR. The code this week is D-IC003.
For more inspiration, please stop by the blogs of my co-team members:
All That Rubbish
WAIT THERE'S MORE . . . . . . Have you seen the Digital-Ink Co. Blog Raffle going on??? Drawing will be October 19th. Be sure you check this out!!! Here's a little peek ...
Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you find the time to play along on this fun challenge!! Happy Day to You!!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Actually, the only ink I have used on my card is for the sentiment at the bottom ... and that is Versafine Black and detail clear embossing powder. The verse is from the Hero Arts "friends" set.
My image is cut from a 12x12 sheet of Graphic45 designer paper ... the Fashionista Collection. The gold matting & flower is a piece of gold dp from the Basic Grey ... Two Scoops pack. The flowers were cut with a Martha Stewart punch and the ribbon is by Darice. I just happened to have this polka dot brad in my box of brads (sorry don't know who it's by) but it matched perfectly so I just had to use it. The vintage floral designer paper had no name on the back and I've had it for a very long time and can't remember where I picked it up either. You know how it is when you are a "paper hoarder" ...
I hope you enjoyed my card today. Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow when I'll have another creation and an ANNOUNCEMENT to share with you!! Have a great day!!!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
The sketch is from The Fresh Batch "Stamps and Smiles" Sketch Challenge ... the Fall/Autumn theme is for the Our Creative Corner Challenge and for the Stamp Something - Favorite Embellishments Challenge, I'ved used ribbons & pearls ... my two favorites.
The ribbon comes from a local wholesale company called The Flower Factory and my friend Terri Snode (Terri's Cards N' More) shared it with us at our last get together. The leaf main image was also an RAK from my friend Kay Squires (Creativity is Good) ... from the GinaK "Autumn Leaf" stamp set. Inks used are Versafine Sepia and Kaleidocolor Autumn Leaves. Papers are Old Olive, Very Vanilla and Really Rust. Other items used are Kaiser bronze half pearls, dimensional tape and Nestabilities (scallop circles).
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow for the Sharon Johnson's STAMP SIMPLY Challenge. Should be great fun!!!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
It's time again for another FUN-FILLED Color Throwdown Blog Challenge. What do you think of this color combo??? See, told you it was fun-filled!!! Tee Hee ...
Isn't this image adorable!! I wished I could tell you who the "maker" is but this is one of many images I received recently when I won the LisasPaperFun blog candy. But, by looking through Lisa's blog this sweet character's name is Anya. My layout is for the Papercraft Planet Sketch Challenge hosted by my friend, Tammy Hershberger (StampHappy).
Here are the material details:
Stamps: Image from LisasPaperFun, Stamping Sensation
Papers: Bermuda Bay, Green Galore, Barely Banana, Basic Grey (Two Scoops)
Inks: Versafine black, Green Galore, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Detail clear embossing powder, SU photo corner punch, Darice lime green adhesive ribbon, dimensional tape
Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by! Be sure to pop on over to the Color Throwdown and play along! While you're there check out the DT creations ... awesome inspiration!!! AND ... they have another wonderful sponsor! YEP ... CHECK IT OUT!!!
Edit to give credit where credit is due!! Thanks to TannyP, I now know that this adorable "Hula Anya" image is from The Greeting Farm. Thanks Tanny!!