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Monday, July 26, 2010

Amuse Lounge Holdiays in July Challange

I made these Halloween and Easter cards for the Holidays card challenge sponsored by Amuse Arts Stamps.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Gina K Design Team

Here are several cards I made for the Gina K/Stamp TV August Design Team Guest Spot challenge. These cards include one of my favorite techniques - coloring. Gina has a technique video on coloring with colored pencils and has used Copic markers in other videos. When I first started coloring my stamped images I used colored pencils exclusively, but then I discovered Copic Markers! If you have used them then you know how fabulous they are. Because they are alcohol based they blend beautifully and do not cause the paper to pill or tear. Gina K Designs has so many stamps that are perfect for coloring.

This stained glass window card also uses the cracked glass technique, although in the end I chose not to crack the glass because I felt it would look better smooth. I created the window using several Gina K Stamp sets. The oval in the center is from the Versatile Verses set. The panes (lines of leading) are created using one of the stamps from the In Stitches set, carefully placing the images using a Stamp a Majig. I then used A Year of Flowers to create the leaf in the center of the window. I colored the image using my Copic markers to give a stained glass effect and added the Glossy Accents for dimension. I think this is a good example of how versatile Gina K Stamps are, with several sets I was able to create something that the stamps were not even designed for. I encourage you to look at your sets with a new eye and see what you can create.

The cards below also use the Adding Glitter with Pens technique and the Patterned Embossing technique using a Cuttlebug folder as well as coloring with the Copic markers.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Card Style Shabby and Vintage Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

Here's a few cards for the Card Style Shabby and Vintage Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. If you have not gotten your hands on this Paper Crafts Magazine Special Issue, yo must hunt one down on new stands now. It is divided into for sections with tons of examples of the 4 main card styles - Fun and Cute, Clean and Graphic, Classy and Elegant and Shabby and Vintage. The cards below are in the Shabby and Vintage Style. Head over to and try your hand at the challenges in all the card styles.

Card Style Fun and Cute Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

Here's three cards for the Card Style Fun and Cute Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I love making fun and cute style cards, it is my favorite style! Go check out the challenge at and join in the fun.

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC39

The idea was to use the inspiration photo (above) and the colors from it and make any kind of paper craft project. I chose to make a card and used Unity Stamps in honor of this week's challenge sponsor. Hope you can join in the fun over at

Friday, July 23, 2010

Unity Friends With Flair

Not much to say today, except I finally got my Unity July Kit of the Month and I am having so much fun playing with it, as you can see from these two cards above. I know the kit wasn't late in getting to me, it's just that I have been seeing all the wonderful images on the Design Team's Blogs for a couple of weeks now and I was impatient! I also bought some new paper from October Afternoon (top photo) and American Crafts (bottom photo) which I just had to use on these cards! Hope you enjoyed seeing these, please leave a comment. Thanks and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

You Simply Shine

I made this card for a couple of weekly challenges. First up is the Tuesday Trigger over at The Moxie Fab Trigger Photo of party lanterns is so fun! In my take on the photo, I decided to continue the lantern theme while pulling in the bright, summer colors.
I also used a sketch for this challenge from Check out their fun website and give their challenges a try. You might find the inspiration you need to break out and try a new style.

American Crafts Foam Tapes Week Challenge

I made this happy card for the current challenge hosted by American Crafts. I used American Crafts paper (one of my FAVS) and American Crafts ribbon. The stamp is from Unity Stamp Company's July 2010 Kit of the Month, which is full of adorable, really usable images!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Card Style Classy and Elegant Challenge

Another card for the Card Style Classy and Elegant Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. The chandelier stamp is from Gina K Designs Fine Furnishings set, the pattern paper is from K & Company. Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Card Style Clean and Graphic Challenge

I made this card for the Card Style Clean and Graphic Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. This is one of my favorite style to work in, so I had a lot of fun doing this. The couch and sentiment stamp are from Gina K Designs Fine Furnishings and Fine Furnishings Additions Sets, which are full of adorable parlour images and cute sentiments to match. Hope you enjoyed seeing this card, come back and visit again anytime.

Card Style Classy and Elegant Challenge

Paper Crafts Magazine has another fabulous new special issue just released called Card Style. I created this card for their Card Style Classy and Elegant Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. Classy and Elegant style is not something I do often, so this was a little difficult for me.

Moxie Fab World Challenge

I created this card for the Finding Inspiration in a Layout Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. Using the provided scrapbook layout I was inspired by the fresh colors to create this card. The pattern papers are from October Afternoon which has some of the cutest paper out there! Hope you like this. Please leave a comment, I do read and appreciate them all. Have a blessed day!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Unity Friends With Flair

Just a quick post today to share this card I made last week for the Unity Hip Hop Challenge over at Split Coast Stampers. I turned the sketch 90 degrees. The cute little flowers are from Prima. I gave the kraft card stock some texture with a Cuttlebug Embossing folder. Hope you liked seeing this, leave a comment please. Have a blessed day!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Unity Friends With Flair

Hi friends! Today I have a happy butterfly card for you. The butterfly image is from the Unity Stamp set "Bevy of Butterflies", which is such a fun and versatile set. The sentiment is from a Kit of the Month (I think). I attached the butterflies to the card in the centers only, leaving their wings free, and used some buttons as their bodies to give them a bit of dimension. Hope you enjoyed seeing this card! Leave a comment and become a follower- I really appreciate it!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Blog Candy Alert!!

Jodi over at Inked Inspirations is celebrating her birthday by giving away 5 FAB Blog candy gifts to some very lucky people. Go check it out over at

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

American Crafts Ink Pads Challenge

I found another fun challenge over at For this challenge you had to use ink, stamps, and at least two American Crafts products. I love American Crafts products, especially the paper! For this card I used paper from the Backyard collection and the Mini Mark Rub-Ons called Sprout Accents. I made the background music paper with a sheet music stamp and a birthday sentiment.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

My Pink Stamper Color Challenge

Robyn, over at has issued a color challenge that is due today. You can make any kind of project you would like but you must use the colors pink, brown, green and orange. I had not really used my Create a Critter Cartridge yet, so I decided to check out the images there and found this cute dinosaur and volcano. I think I will send this to my great-nephew to let him know I am thinking of him. Have a Dino-Mite day!

Happy July 4th and Unity Hip Hop Sketch Challenge #13

I made this summery card for the Unity Hip Hop Sketch Challenge #13 over at . It's a great way to explore ways to use your fabulous Unity Stamps!

Hope you like! Please leave a comment.

Have a great Independence Day and don't take your freedoms for granted, they were secured with the blood, sweat and tears of countless Patriots.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Your Next Stamp Design Team Call

Your Next Stamp is looking for a few good designers for the upcoming months. Check out the Design Team Call over at for all the details and give it a try.

Here are some of the projects I am submitting to the DT Call:

Mini Book (Inside):

Mini Book (Cover):

Greeting Card:

Greeting Card:

Thanks for stopping by today!

My latest STAMP TV Challenges

Thought I would share some of my recent entries in the Stamp TV Challenges. Check out the weekly challenges over at and join in the fun!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Unity Friends With Flair

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by today. Don't you just love celebrations? Birthdays, especially. I love the process of selecting, buying and wrapping a special gift for someone I love. And of course, I love making a special card to go along with that handpicked gift. For this birthday card I used the cute cake image from the May 2010 Kit of the Month. Inside I used two sentiments, one from the June 2009 KOM and the other from Birthday Chic. Don't be afraid to mix stamps from different sets and use sentiments that did not originally accompany the image stamp, the possibilities are endless!
Please scroll to yesterday's post to see my exciting news about being published! Also please leave a much appreciated comment and have a blessed day!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Stampendous Sketch Challenge 12 (STMC12)

Here's one for the Sketch Challenge over on the Stampendous Blog and Paper Crafts Planet. There is a new challenge every week and they are so fun to do, give it a try!

My Cards Published!

I am so pleased to announce that two of my cards have been chosen to be featured in the September 2010 Issue of Scrap and Stamp Arts magazine. The call went out for glittery cards and I responded, sending several in for consideration. The two cards they selected are featured in the article "All That Glitters" beginning on page 26, my cards are on page 27. This issue is chock full of great card ideas, so pick up a copy when you see it on newsstands.

This is my first publication and I am thrilled to have my work honored in this way. I encourage all of you who have been thinking of submitting your work to do so, you never know what might happen!