Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Belli Challenge #101 - Numbers

It's Belli Challenge Wednesday and this time the challenge is to use numbers somewhere on your project.   My card includes the measuring tape paper from Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl line for the challenge.  It was made using the JustRite Stamper's/Stamper's Dream sketch from last Friday.  The main image is from JustRite's Stitched with Love set and the sentiment is from PTI's Studio Style set. 

I paper pieced the heart, flower and leaves, added an itty bitty button to the center of the flower and used Stickles for the heads of the pins (you can click on the image for a larger view).  I used a silver gel pen for the needle and popped the outer ring up using dimensional adhesive tape.  Instead of brads for the sentiment panel, I added a couple of buttons, knotted with embroidery floss.  The buttons on either side of the main image were tied with colored twine.

If you would like to play along with us, please head over to the Belli Challenge blog for all the details and to check out what the rest of the design team has made using numbers!

Enjoy the rest of your week!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 27, 2010

A Birthday as Perfect as a Rose

Good Monday morning!  It's a dreary, rainy morning here - fitting for a Monday!

This is a birthday card that I made for my mother's recent 90th birthday.  I used a Thomas Kinkade stamp and coordinating sentiment.  The image is paired up with Graphic 45 paper (Tender Missives from the Le Romantique collection) and some gorgeous two-toned blue and copper ribbon.

The image was colored with a LOT of Copic markers and then aged using Distress Inks. Matching pale blue pearls were added to the scalloped borders.  For the inside, I used the same papers and a similar layout.

For you cat lovers, Repeat Impressions is offering an adorable kitty stamp for this week's Stamp of the Week, so be sure to head over to The House that Stamps Built to check out the details.

Come back Wednesday for another Belli Challenge!  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

RI Sketch Challenge S2210

Happy Wednesday and Happy 55th Birthday to my honey!  He is recovering very nicely from his recent surgery and has regained some of the feeling in his right hand, which we didn't think would happen, so we are very pleased.

Well, it's time for another Repeat Impressions Sketch Challenge.  I pulled out these cute little penguins for this challenge and heat embossed them using black embossing powder.  I colored their hats, beaks and feet using Spica pens for a little sparkle and then added some white flocking for their hats and ear muffs.  They are popped up on some foam squares.

Here is today's sketch - we'd love for you to play along!  Just make a card or other project using the sketch, and Repeat Impressions stamps if you have them, and upload it to today's post over on The House That Stamps Built before 5:00pm EST on October 5th for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate.  While you're there, be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has created using the sketch!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 20, 2010

RI SOTW - Fawn

It's time for another Repeat Impressions Stamp of the Week and this week's stamp is this adorable fawn image (4212-I Fawn).  I've kept my card pretty simple, using Fall-to-Layout sketch 107.  I paired the image with a sheet of woodgrain paper from Cosmo Cricket's Wanted line.  This versatile image can be used for a variety of card themes (masculine birthday, baby, sympathy, thinking of you, etc.).

This stamp is available exclusively to Repeat Impressions' blog readers at 50% OFF  from September 20 – 26, 2010 only.  Visit today's post on the Repeat Impressions blog for the details on getting this cute image at half price and to see the wonderful projects my fellow design team members have created using it.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Belli Challenge #100 - Birthday Girl!

Welcome to another Belli Challenge!  This week's challenge is to include anything with begins with a 'B' (think buttons, brads, bows, bracket, etc....).  My card has a bunch of 'B' things - a big bow, a butterfly button, the Birthday Girl sentiment, the Bloomer rose balloon and the rose blooms on the patterned paper!  I believe I nailed this challenge!  The funny thing is, I didn't even make this card for the challenge, it just worked out that it fit the theme!  This is the birthday card I sent to my mother for her 90th birthday this past Monday.

The patterned papers are all from Webster's Pages, as is the green rose bloomer that I used for the balloon.  A group of my mother's friends nicknamed her Rose many years ago, so I like using the rose theme when I make cards for her.  The shirt and dress for my Pure Innocence girl were paper pieced and I colored her hair and skin using Copic markers and used Spica markers on her shoes, dress trim and barrette.

The button on the left side of the image is a butterfly, but it's hard to tell in the photo.  I stamped the image directly on the patterned paper. For the inside of the card, I thought this 'Make A Wish' sheet of the Webster's Pages set was appropriate.

If you would like to play along, just make a card that includes anything that begins with a 'B' and upload it on today's post over at the Creative Belli blog.  And be sure to head over there to check out what the rest of the design team has made for this challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Sorry, I don't have anything to post today.  I've been spending what little creative time I've had working on some things for this wonderful woman, who happens to be my mother and today is her 90th birthday! 

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

RI Sketch Challenge....Better Late than Never...

Holy moly...I just realized that I never setup my post for today's sketch challenge at Repeat Impressions...This holiday week has me all messed up on what day it is! So, without further ado, here is my card using this week's great sketch!  For my main image,  I used 1321-M, Bird and Blossoms and for my diamond shaped elements, I used 4309-C, Bird's Nest and 2617-D, Tiny Bird (flight).  All of these images can be found HERE.  The sketch can be found on today's post at The House That Stamps Built, as can all the wonderful cards my fellow design team members made (and posted on time....).

All the images were colored using Copic markers and the background of my main panel was airbrushed.  I completely messed up my airbrushing on the first panel I did, but I didn't want to lose my colored image, so I cut it out and adhered it on top of the second one.  That was a lot of cutting....

The patterned paper and ribbon are from Making Memories Noteworthy line.  For the inside, I used the sentiment from one of Wendy's Swing Stamps - 8301-U, Little Birdie

If you'd like to play along, make a card or other project using this week's sketch and post a link to it over on today's post.  You have until  5pm (eastern time) on September 21st to submit an entry. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 6, 2010

RI SOTW - Jester

Happy Labor Day!  It's time for another Stamp of the Week from Repeat Impressions and this week's stamp is called Jester (#714-G).  This seems like an appropriate image for the Labor Day holiday, doesn't it?!  That's pretty much how I feel to have a long weekend!

I've paired him up with the Happy Everything sentiment, also from Repeat Impressions.  He reminds me of the Joker in a deck of cards, so I went with the red, black and white color scheme.  I paper pieced his costume using the red and white polka dot paper and for his color and the poms on his shoes, I used some Ranger Enamel Accents to give some shine and dimension.  His hat was colored with a gold paint pen.

I used my new Nestabilities Labels Twelve die to cut out the image panel and then layered him on some red and white grid paper and then a layer of white card stock.  I placed some black crystals in the corners, and on the white layers I added some dots and faux stitching.  The dots on the sentiment panel were made using a red Spica glitter pen and the black dots and stitches were made using a Copic Multiliner.

That's about it!  Be sure to check out the great cards the rest of the team has made using this stamp over at The House that Stamps Built.  While you're there, read Wendy's story about this stamp and how she and Bill got started.  She also tells you how you can get this fun image for 50% off.

Hope you're enjoying the holiday weekend!  We are having fantastic fall-like weather here in Atlanta!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Happy Flippin' Birthday!!

It's time for another Creative Belli Challenge and this week's challenge is to use an old stamp.  I used a Repeat Impressions set of stamps (7207-W, Cake FLIP Set) that I have had for a few years to make this Flip birthday card that I made for my niece's birthday.  These flip cards (also known as waterfall cards) are fun to make and receive.  I paired my birthday cake series with some BasicGrey ice cream and cupcake paper.

The cake images were all colored with Copic markers to match the colors in the patterned paper.
When I got to the stamps that had candles and decorations, out came the Stickles!

The last cake image is nice and sparkly.
For the final stamp in the set, the sentiment, I stamped with Versamark and embossed with some Powder Keg embossing powder.

For the inside of the card, I used a couple of stamps from Papertrey Ink's Birthday Basics set.  If you're interested in making a flip card, please check out the Repeat Impressions site - Wendy offers instructions and all the supplies you need to make your own!

Would you like to play along with us on this week's Creative Belli challenge?  Just head on over to the Creative Belli Challenge blog to see what the other Design Team members have created for the challenge,and then pull out your old stamps and make a card!  Be sure to link your project to today's post to play along!

Thanks for stopping by!