Sunday, November 18, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

I leave you with this card for the week........May you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

November Card Sketch

Two cards featured on the, by me for their November sketch using justjohanna stamps. The sketch was created by Mel from limetart.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Saturday Stampers--Tone on Tone

This week’s theme for our stamping project is “Tone on Tone”. We are to take one colour, any colour, and use different shades of that colour in our project. Everything as in inks, papers and embellishments should be tones of the same colour. I am using Basic Grey Figgy Pudding: patterned paper; Bazzill: card stock; Chatterbox: ink; Sheer Creations: Ribbon; Stamp: unk
This I feel is one of those card that looks better hands on to see the softness of the colours. I will admit also that I found this a challenge also for I'm not found of tone on tone cards generally.

Friday, November 16, 2007

4 x 4 Challenge---Trees

For the 4 x 4 challenge this week, I chose to do a Christmas card, using scrap paper from MME and shaping it into a tree. Other products used are Doodlebug Sugar Paper, Bazzill card stock and a rub-on from Melissa Frances.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Theme Thursday - “boys”

This week’s theme is “boys”! I'm to use a “boy” image somewhere in my art! Having a shortage of male images I was limited to what I could do for this theme, but I found this stamp by: JRL Designs in my stash and with the help of "elsie's patterned paper" I came up with this funky but sweet card.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


This card was made using a sheet of transparency for my card base. Patterned paper: Basic Grey, Snowflake punch: Martha Stewart. Glitter paper (for snowflakes), Ribbon: May Arts.

Wednesday Stampers....Chair

The challenge is to use a chair in our I have "The Queen of Beaches" sitting on her throne at the beach in this ATC. (Artist Trading Card)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Plumber In The House

Having a second home we are opened to vandalism and that is what happened to us recently. But our vandals/thieves where only after copper pipes and that's what they got, for they tore out all our plumping in our home. Needless to say causing extensive damage and now the house is inhabitable until we can fix it.
So having these stamps by justjohanna, just put me in the mood to make a card for this hurdle.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Saturday Stampers---Tag

The theme for this week is Tag It. You have to use a tag on your project, or make a tag. Here I made a mini album (3 fold outs and one will be pictured)..... in the one opening I inserted 2 tags ( #4 view), to either journal on or place a picture.
Products: patterned paper: Basic Grey Figgy Pudding; chip toppers: Bazzill; shimmer shapes: Scrap Works; Vintage transfers: Melissa Frances; blossoms: Making Memories; vellum quotes: Die Cuts With A View; chip board: Plane Jane; punches: Martha Stewart (boarder and snowflake): stamps: Hero (not shown in these views)

Friday, November 9, 2007

4 X 4 Friday Challenge

This week’s challenge is Faces! Create a 4×4 with a face!
Stamped images: Artful Illusion, colors done with chalk; Ink: Versafine; card stock: Paper company and Bazzill

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Theme Thursday - “Number 1″!

This week’s theme is “number 1”! Use “number 1″ somewhere in our art! I chose to go back in time to 1945.....with the help of JUST FOR FUN stamps.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Wednesday Stampers --- Leaves

This weeks challenge on Wednesday Stampers is Leaves....I chose to use a Fern leaf .....and I used a technique on this card called Soot Stamping.
Soot stamping is done by using a piece of white glossy card stock. Using a clean stamp to get a good impression on the soot. A candle is also needed and a sealer.
How to do it: Have the candle lit....and take your piece of card stock (remember to use the glossy side) and hold it at an angle over the flame. Keep the paper moving at ALL TIMES! Moving it in a circular motion, till you see the soot start to form on the front of the glossy side. Once the soot is on the front of the card try to avoid touching it with your fingertips as it will remove the soot. Take a CLEAN stamp and press it into the soot (which will give you a negative image of your stamp). Seal the image with a sealant either a glossy or matte spray fixative. I use a Krylon gloss sealer, spray lightly and let it dry in between coats. Mount your image onto a card. Warning...remember you are working with a candle and paper which are very flammable.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

It's Tinker Bell....

Posting a picture of my Granddaughter on Halloween.....since we live miles apart I depend on family to send me pictures and this one just arrived.

Monday, November 5, 2007


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Sunday, November 4, 2007

Saturday Stampers--Collage

This week’s theme is “Collage”....I chose to do a tag this week, however since I used an iridescence back drop the effects from the scan are not desirable to me, but yet hands on very pretty.

Friday, November 2, 2007

4 x 4 Friday- Faux Postage

This week’s challenge from 4 x 4 Friday is Faux Postage! We are to use faux postage somewhere our 4×4 cards!
Products: stamps: Artful Illusions, Limited Edition, Rubber Stampede; flower: Prima; card stock: Close to My Heart and Paper Company; Chalk: Print'N Tint

Sweet Baby Tag

Products: justjohanna stamp, May Arts ribbon, card stock: Bazzill and Paper Co.