Friday, August 31, 2007

Technique Thursday-Stitching

Our challenge this week is to add some stitching to our work either by machine, hand drawn or rub-ons. I chose to use rub-ons on my card.
Products: Rub-on transfers: Imagination Project; big time brads: Karen Foster; rub-on stitches : Doodlebug; patterned paper: Martha Stewart; card stock: Bazzill; sentinment: Xyron

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Just Got Word

Robyn at Scrap-tastic has just picked me as one of the winners of her challenge. I will be receiving one of Scrap-tastic's Fantabulous August kits as my prize. Thank you.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Robyn's Challenge

Robyn at Scrap-tastic is having a contest, click the link and read about it.
The products used for my entry are: patterned paper: Junkitz; card stock: Bazzill; rub-on: Three Bugs In A Rug; Feltz: Junkitz; bling: Heidi Swapp; Dragon Fly: unk.

Gobble Till You Wobble

Products used: card stock: Bazzill; patterned paper: Flair; Sticker: Class A Peel Stampandous; stamp: unknow maker

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Technique Thursday Circles

Products: card stock: Bazzill; patterned paper: Sweetwater; chipboard buttons: Making Memories; ribbon: May Arts

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Tri-Fold Card

Bouncing from blog to blog some of the ladies are showing samples of Trifold cards by Cami from Spitcoast stampers. This is my take on her challenge and instructions.

Instructions are simple:
1. score card stock at 3 1/2 in. and 7 in.
2. prefold scores, right panel will be sightly larger
3. punch a semicircle on the sightly larger part
4. punch or cut out a window in the middle panel
5. position an image (stamped or sticker) to inside of the card to show through the window
Finished size of this card is 6 1/2" x 12 "

Using Up Scraps

What do we do with the scraps left over from cards we had made? Most of the time I toss them, for I was being buried in patterned paper. At times I just can't seem to toss them so I have a couple of sketches that let me put the paper back into circulation on my design desk. Here is a sample of two of the cards using up those scraps.
Product: Stamps: justjohanna; card stock: Bazzill; patterned paper scraps: Basic Grey and Creative Imagination

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Lime Tart Layout Sketch

The sketch used for this layout is by Marieke at Lime Tart.

Products: patterned paper: Doodlebug; card stock: Bazzill; gemstones: Hero Arts; rub-ons: Basic Grey; chip board: Sweetwater; Pop Dots

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Ultimate Gel Pen

The Ultimate Gel Pen-Pastel by American Crafts is the first pen that I found that goes on smoothly and shows up on dark colored card stock. I used a white pen to doodle on this card and am so happy with the results.

Products: pen: American Crafts; stamp: justjohanna; sticker and patterned paper: Creative Imagination; Ribbon: May Arts

Monday, August 20, 2007

Technique Thursday RED

Our challenge this week was to use the color......RED
Products: stamps: justjohanna (heart), Limited Edition (xoxo, sentinment); card stock: Bazzill; patterned paper: Galloping Horse Productions; ribbon: Bridal Elegance Michaels

Sunday, August 19, 2007

justjohanna stamps....

Products: patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket (Dutch Girl Collection); card stock: Paper Company; Stamps: justjohanna. sentiment (bottom card), flower box (top card); antique brass round: Imaginisce; ribbon: sheer creation

design note: on the top card all you do is cut off 1 1/4 inches from the bottom end of the folded card, then use red line tape to adhere the "kick stand" to the card bottom. Use a large punch or make your own cut out to make the "kick stand leg".

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Pick 3 Challenge from Self-Addressed

This is my entry for a Pick Three Challenge. It's where Jenn from Self-Addressed picks a mix of 3 products and you have to use them on a page, card, or project. The items are 5 buttons, 3 staples and a stamp from Purple Onion.
Products: stamp: Purple Onion, Impression Obsession; card stock: Bazzill; patterned paper: Cloud 9; buttons: Lasting Impressions; ribbon: May Arts; brad: Cloud 9

Friday, August 17, 2007


Here is one of the fun things we did when we camped at the Indiana Beach Camp Resort located on Lake Shafer in Monticello, Indiana. The boardwalk at the resort offers a wide variety of interesting shops, here is a picture us my husband and daughter having fun trying on hats in one of the stores.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Thinking Fall

Many blogs are talking about their kids starting school and are creating cards or layouts using that theme; however, since those are now only memories in my household I chose to do an early fall card.

Products: Stamps: justjohanna, Hero Arts; patterned paper: Basic Grey (Mellow); card stock: Bazzill; ribbon: May Arts; 3 D Dots: EK Success

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

CPS #26 Card Sketch

This is my take on a sketch from
the ladies here do some awesome work on sketch's and samples.
Products: patterned paper: KI Memories; card stock: Bazzill; Stamps: Wordsworth (Happy Birthday) and Purple Onion (party hat and cupcake); Ribbon UNK

Monday, August 13, 2007

Limetart Sketch ( LT Sketch2 ) #27

Products: stamps: justjohanna; card stock: Bazzill

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Sketch (justjohanna) #26

Great cards for kids to show your thinking of them.....
Stamps: justjohanna ---alphabet stamps, sentiment (702F) and ghost bird (407BB )

Technique Thursday Tags

Most of us have a huge stash of tags from an office supply store, so this weeks challenge is to create something out of them. I decided to decorate my tag using a Halloween theme which I will add to a layout later.
My supply list is all scraps I had saved. Patterned Paper: Carolees, Junkitz, Kangaroo Joey, Button purchased at Walmart, Sticker: Creative Imagination; Tag: standard size; Card Stock: Bazzill

Friday, August 10, 2007

Tri-Fold Card

Products: Patterned paper: BoBunny, Cosmo Cricket; card stock: Bazzill; Ribbon: May Arts;
Flower: Prima; Stamp: justjohanna; adhesive dots: Zots Therm O Web


Published in magazine .....August 2007

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Brown the New Black

Jenn of challenged the members to create a layout, card, or altered project using BROWN with a NON NEUTRAL color....Brown is now the NEW black.....seriously it goes with everything, try it. This is my entry to her challenge. an 8 x 8 layout.
Products: patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket; card stock: Bazzill; Heart: My Mind's Eye; Rangers: Distress Ink (walnut stain)

Moments Like This.....

Products used:
Patterned paper: Sweet Water and Paper Adventure; Card stock: Bazzill; Sticker: American Traditional Design Vellum; Blossoms: Making Memories
Buttons: Making Memories
Inks: Brillance Pearlescent (used around layout boarder) Sky Blue
Brillance Rocket Red (flowers)
Memory white, blue card stock
Rangers distress ink...used to tone down blue circle
Memory green on leaves
Size of layout 8 x 8

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

A Favorite Layout

One of my favorite layouts for cards is to cut 3 strips of paper that compliment each other and attach them to a card front. Then adding stamped sentiments or embellishments to finish off the card. This is also a great way to use those scraps up from other projects.

Products: sentiment: justjohanna stamp; patterned paper and chipboard: Scenic Route; card stock: Bazzill

Monday, August 6, 2007

Trick or Treat (2nd card using Wire)

Another idea using wire....wrap tightly around a pencil to spiral, slip off and add to bow as I did.

Products: Patterned Papers and Studio Basics 101 stickers: Creative Imagination; Oh My Words: Doodlebug Design; Wire: Craft Designer

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Technique Thursday WIRE

This weeks challenge was to use wire on our cards, layouts, or altered projects.
Products: Card stock: Close To My Heart, Paper Co.; Stamps: justjohanna (butterfly and sentiment), Hero Arts: flower; Wire: Craft Designer; Watercolors; Ribbon: May Arts