Wednesday, July 28, 2010

This week's For Fun Challenge

This week's challenge is sponsored by The Stamping Boutique and it's a color challenge. Yippeee! I just love color challenges don't you? The challenge is to use bright colors....neon, glowing, funky; whatever represent bright to you. I colored my image, cut her out and sat her right in front of the window. The window opening was cut out using a nestie. I added a clear piece of acetate that I embossed to make little window panes using my Score Pal. I don't know how well you can see it but they're there. I then added some punched flowers around the window and left the sentiment off so I can use it in the future for whatever I need to. I decided to add some pennants because I think she is probably at some sort of celebration or party. Hope you like the card and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 26, 2010

State Fair

It's that time of year for those of you who look forward to going to your state fair. I haven't gone to one for such a long time and I have to say these digi images really make me want to go. The images are from The Stamping Boutique and they're just adorable! Everything was colored with copics and the dp is from my stash. I punched a tiny strawberry to go next to the jam, added a wire for the pig's tail and stickles to the ticket and ferris wheel. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

For Fun Challenge and some bling

Check out all the bling on this card!

Has it been a week already since the last For Fun challenge? Wow! This summer is just flying by!! This week's challenge is to use this sketch
 to create your masterpiece and is sponsored by Fairy Knoll ~ A place where fairies fly and dreams come alive. Fairy Knoll offers digital stamps filled with fantasy and magic ~ visit them soon!

 You don't have to use their images for this challenge. However; the winner of this challenge will get three images of their choice! Yeah!

The image that I chose for my card is Fairy Knoll's lovely Bianca. I decided that she was a princess and that she needed to really sparkle. I have to say this is probably the blingiest (is this a word?) card I have every made but that's ok but I love, love the bling! Ok, I'll stop saying bling now! I stamped my image then cut out the bottom middle part of her dress. I pleated some wide ribbon that I had on hand and attached to the back underside of the dress so it could peek through. I then colored my image with copics and applied Crystal Effects to the dress then sprinkled with some pink iridescent glitter. I also added some black Stickles to the waste and band across the top. I printed the image again on silver paper and cut out the tiara and added a pink rhinestone. The black and white DP is from a Hobby Lobby paper pack called The classics and the pink shimmer paper is from Archivers. I added some black velvet ribbon, threw on some rhinestone and there you have it. For full details on the challenge; check out all the creativity going on over at For Fun Challenges. Hope you like the card and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

This week's For Fun Challenge and then some

This week's card was created for two reasons....our challenge at For Fun Challenges was to create a card using an image that is colored using the method of your choice. I chose colored pencils using odorless mineral spirits. I LOVE coloring with pencils, don't you! The image was a free one that you can find at Whimsy Stamps. They are having a card drive in honor of Michelle, a designer for A Spoon Full of Sugar. She was in an accident that caused her to lose her sight in one eye. They are asking that everyone make a card and send it to her to let her know how much everyone is pulling for her. I love this image! So, take a look at this and join in with the card drive and don't forget to stop by at For Fun can make any kind of card you want, just color it using your most favorite technique. I can't wait to see what you create! Hope you like my card and thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

For Fun Challenge

This week's challenge is just a bit different.....we made little books! They're so adorable! Mine was made using a paper pack page kit from Chatter Box called Happy Day that I got from Hobby Lobby on clearance. Woohoo! I decided to make mine in the theme of friendship. I thought it would be fun to write friendship notes on each page and put this little book in a "just because" gift to a friend. I think this might be a nice surprise for someone to get....don't you? You will need one strip of card stock measuring 2"x10" for the spine that is scored and folded every 1" and 6 pieces of cardstock measuring 2"x3". That's it...that's all you'll need except your creativity and anything you choose to "pretty up" your little book. For more instructions on making this little book; check out the other designers' ideas here and of course....give this challenge a's a lot of fun.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Lady Bug Love

I don't know about you all but I just LOVE ladybugs! What is it about them? I decided to use them in this card that I made for the challenge over at Mojo Monday...check it out and play along. They already have the sketch ready for you, all you have to do is come up with the design. No biggie....right? So back to the card: the lady bugs and leaves are from one of Jolee's new embellies. Have you checked them out lately? Oooh la la! Along with that I made the flower using SU's oval punch, polka dot ribbon and polka dot DP. The sentiment is from a set from Archivers that I just love because it's small.....easy to pop in when space is at a premium. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!