Saturday, November 29, 2008

My dear kind and wonderful friend

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. Its great spending time with family. Here's one of the projects that I made last night. I started it with a different image in mind but found that this simple sentiment was all that it needed. I also made an 8 X 8 scrapbook page but you'll have to wait until tomorrow to see that one. The layout is a simply one and I haven't added any pictures yet but thought that if I'm going to ease back into it I need to start somewhere.

Stamps: Unity Nov. Kit of the Month, SU All Holidays
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, White, Basic Grey
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Accessories: American Crafts Ribbon, Dimensionals

Monday, November 24, 2008

'Tis the season so here's another Christmas card. I haven't decided what I'm making this year so I thought I'd try out several different options. I may end up with quick and simple but you never know. It really comes down to time and mood. This card was made with a retired set called Sidekick Sayings. I ended up trading a different stamp set for this one well after it retired. The set didn't interest me when it was available and then one day I just had to have it. That's just how it goes sometimes.

Stamps: SU Sidekick Sayings
Paper: Real Red, Wild Wasabi, White, SU DP, American Crafts DP
Ink: Black, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: 5/8 inch Red Ribbon, Copics, Dimensionals, Gemstone, Silver Brad, SU Star Punches

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Season of Friendship

Here's a card I made with my new Pink Cat Studio set called Lily and Billy Winter. I wanted to practice coloring so I decided to color the image with my Copics rather than paper piecing their coats, etc. I'm sure I'll do a bit of paper piecing on the next one. I am a big fan of the new In Colors and thought it would be better to get them early so I could get good use out of them before they are gone forever. I chose Pacific Point blue only because I colored the image before picking out my paper-one thing to avoid if possible. I was lucky enough to find paper to match-luckily I do keep a large quantity of paper scraps on hand.

Pink Cat Studio -Lilly and Billy

Stamps: Pink Cat Studio -Lily and Billy Winter, SU Season of Friendship
Paper: Pacific Point, White, Heidi Grace DP
Ink: Pacific Point
Accessories: Copics, Organdy Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Martha Stewart Punch, Dimensionals

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Diabetes Awareness Month - DT Challenge

November is Diabetes Awareness month. We were challenged by one of the DT girls, Cassie to make a card to support Diabetes. The awareness ribbon color for diabetes is gray to represent the drudgery of dealing with diabetes every day. A red dot is often shown on the ribbon to represent the multiple times a day that a diabetic must check their blood. If you'd like to learn more about Diabetes click on the Diabetes Ribbon. The challenge is to make a card using the colors gray and red . If you would like to join in on the challenge you can go over and post a link to your card in a comment at Pink Papery Studio's so everyone can see it! We would all love to see what you come up with.

Here's my first card using a digital background paper created by Jami. I wanted more flowers in the paper so I ended up cutting out a couple and adding them on top of the printed paper. That way I was able to create my own pattern.

Stamps: All Year Cheer I
Paper: Real Red, Basic Gray, White
Ink: Black, Basic Gray
Accessories: 5/8 inch Red Ribbon, Gemstones, Paper Piercer

Here's my second card using the same materials minus the stamp set. This time I used Stampin Up's Sage Advice set.

Stamps: Sage Advice
Paper: Real Red, Basic Gray, White
Ink: Black, Basic Gray, Real Red
Accessories: 5/8 inch Red Ribbon, Dimensionals, Button, Silver Cord

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Rubber Cafe- Floral Heart

I enjoyed Wednesday's card sketch so much that I had to make another card with it. This time I used The Rubber Cafe's Floral Heart and Love Words Stamps. I went back to my bold colors and chose Real Red and Basic Black. I just love that combination. Another dreary day hence the somber photo. I am planning on making a card studio this weekend so hopefully I am able to get some decent pictures. I've been spoiled by beautiful sunny days.

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe -Floral Heart, Love Words
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, White
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories: Copics, 5/8 inch Red Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Friday, November 7, 2008

I'm Pullin' for you

Here's a card that I made with two Splitcoaststamper challenges in mind:

Way to use it (WT191) use corner punches
Card sketch challenge (SC192)

I'm trying really hard to complete some of the splitcoast challenges and so far so good. This time I used my new Flopsey set by MFT called I'm pulling for you which I purchased from The Rubber Cafe.

My favorite things

Stamps: MFT -I'm pulling for you
Paper: Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, White, Misc. DP scrap
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Copics, Corner Punch, Dimensionals, RibbonFx Ribbon, Flowers, Buttons

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A boy and his dog

OK I have to admit that I don't have any pets and do not plan on changing that but I do love to make pet cards. I got this image from the Wish Rak group. I don't know the name of the stamp but I do know that its a High Hopes image. Its also a card for today's Ways to use it challenge (WT191) on Splitcoast. The theme was to use corner punches. I went for subtly with this card but like how it turned out especially since I only had one image to work with.

High Hopes
Stamps: High Hopes
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Real Red, White, DCWV DP
Ink: Black, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Copics, 5/8 inch Red Ribbon, Dimensionals, Distressing Tool, Ticket Corner Punch

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Patriotic Sophie

In honor of the Presidential election I made a card using Red, White and Blue. Its been awhile since I've made a moose card (only because I need to order Copic refills. Not your typical Patriotic image I know. I only had time for one quick card last night and was in a Sophie mood so I went with it.

I used my Prisma Colored Pencils and Gamsol technique to color the image. I don't have any Nestabilities dies or Spellbinders yet so I used my Marvy scallop punch and made a free hand circle as the layer. I finally used my star eyelets and star punches.

Stamps: Hanna Stamps - Ballet Sophie, Verve Visual, Sweeter Treaters - star
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Real Red, White, Real Red DP
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Versamark, Real Red, Brilliant Blue
Accessories: SU Large and Small Star Punch, Marvy Scallop Punch, CB Embossing Folder, Prisma Color Pencils, Gamsol, Dimensionals, Star Eyelets, Offray Ribbon

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Its time for fall cards and I've seen a lot of great ones in the gallery. I had a little time while there was still daylight (I usually stamp at night while the kiddos are asleep) so I made a quick fall card. I used the pumpkin from Stampin Up's Little Layers II set. I also used a fall stamp set that I found in Target's Dollar aisle. I definitely need to check there more often.

I am trying to incorporate more Cuttlebug folders since there are several that I had to have. Less guilt that way. I've also been debating whether I should post a new challenge on a designated day of the week. Technique Tuesday or something along those lines. I'm still tossing ideas around my head. You'll be the first to know if I come up with something. I need to challenge myself to do more.

Stamps: SU Little Layers II, Target $1 bin
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Glossy
Ink: Stazon Black, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: CB Embossing Folders, Organdy Ribbon, Dimensionals, SU Markers, Sponge