Friday, February 29, 2008

4 x 4 Friday Challenge....Alice In Wonderland

This weeks Theme is Alice In Wonderland! Yikes....looked and looked and I had no stamps or images relating to this theme. So I had to get a bit creative and with the help of justjohanna stamps and a little art of my own this is what I came up with....."scene painting of the roses"

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Theme Thursday - “letters of the alphabet”!

This week’s theme is “letters of the alphabet” on Theme Thursday! Use one or more letters of the alphabet on your creation this week! Use them on their own or use letters to make up a word!............You can find my letters on the playing cards, and the word Joker (fits this card player)
Products: paper: Design Orginal, markers: Prismacolor, stamp: Eclectic Omnibus

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wednesday Stamper.....Stars

This week Wednesday Stampers are letting their stars shine....feeling patriotic with elections in the US coming up I chose to let my Country shine.
Stamp: B&J stamp

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A Day In My Life....

My attempt again in scrapbooking: Feb 19 ( A Good Mail Day and Little Boys)....... my pages came out dark in the scanning process. I did these layouts as a challenge that Niki from Self-Addressed posted, to give us practice in photography and layouts of images.
The pictures represent in the first day of cooking, exercising, shopping, mail and son dropping off grandsons for us to babysit. The second layout is pictures of the kids posing, dinner and treat time, play time and Mom coming to pick the boys up till the next time.

Monday, February 25, 2008

THINK MONDAY----African Theme

This week is all about the African continent. Landscape, animals, human beings, or any idea we can come up with for an ATC.
Products: stamp: Magenta, card stock: paper co. and media chalk

Sunday, February 24, 2008

justjohanna Boutique

I'm no longer a member of the "justjohanna design team", but I still contribute and do most of the projects she issues to her team. ( I'm called a design partner now) Recently she opened a Boutique in California that displays her whimical stamps. Her latest assignment was for the team to do a PINK non-card project and a card for the shop, here is my contribution...

Products: stamps: justjohanna, card stock: bazzill and paper company; ribbon: May Arts; Stickles; adhesive pearls: K & Company

Friday, February 22, 2008

4 X 4 Friday.....Watercolors

"Create a 4×4 this week using watercolors somewhere on your 4×4! Could be for a background, around an image-just use your imagination!"
Products: Stamp: Magenta; Sparkes: PSX Diamond; May Arts : ribbon, SEI: patterned paper

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Theme Thursday - “warm colors”!

This week’s theme is “warm colors”! Warm colors are red, yellow and orange and they must be the main colors in your art. I chose to make an ATC for this week color theme.
Products: stamps: Artful Illusions; inks: chalk, versafine and Ranger, brad: O'scrap

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Wednesday Stampers--Bookmark

This week challenge at Wednesday Stampers is to come out from behind our books and make a bookmarker. Using Stampington Paper, Artful Illusion stamps, chalks and embellishments this is my bookmarker.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Tell Me Again---Published

The magazine had a call for Frogs and Valentines and I decided to combine the two themes and above is the result...... which is featured in the March/April 2008, RubberStampMadness Magazine, pg.63
Stamp credits: Frogs- A.I.P., water lily-The Rubber Cafe, hearts-justjohanna, quote-Provo Crafts

Monday, February 18, 2008

Think Monday--ATC

A new challenge I'm trying ATC cards....This is what the website says:
"Looks like we can’t get enough of animals here. First we had cats, then birds, and now it’s insects There are so many of them - butterflies, dragonflies, bugs, spiders or ants - what kind of insects will you show us?" is the challenge that Think Monday-ATC I chose to use a butterfly by justjohanna in my design that was inspired by Niett.
An ATC (Artist Trading Cards) size must be 2.5 x 3.5

Friday, February 15, 2008

4 X 4 Friday

Having lived in Arizona for a few years I have several SW stamps, so with that bit of information here is my doorway to the SW.....doors open and adobe homes can be seen in the background of this card....which has greeting of Your Invited, time and place
Products: stamp: Stampa Mania; card stock: paper company; water colors and chalk

Feeling themeless...

One of my favorite sections in Stamper' Sampler is a section they call Feeling Themeless.... they describe it like this: " occasionally we send out great ideas that go beyond our challenges. The section features several fantastic project all involving outstanding stamping." I feel honored that my card made it into this section.
Stampers' Sampler/Issue:Feb/Mar 2008 pg.73

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Theme Thursday - “By the Sea”!

This week’s theme on Theme Thursday is “by the sea”! Think beaches, sand, shells, mermaids, fish, bathing beauties…. anything that relates to the sea is what they challenge us on. Above is my take on the theme, I believe is a perfect man's card.

2nd Entry For Wednesday's Stampers

Today I felt more romantic, so using justjohanna stamps I designed this card also for Wednesday's Stampers and each of my stamping pals. Happy Valentine's Day !
Stamps used justjohanna: Polka dots, flower power and heart; stickles add sparkle to each flower. Ribbon by May Arts, ink versafine and versa magic

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Wednesday Stamper.....Valentine

Love is in the air!! Share the love and show a VALENTINE, is this weeks challenge on . I chose this year not to make a romantic cards but ones that will bring a smile on.
Products: Stamp: Penny Black, Rub-on: Creative Keepsakes; candy dot: K. Memories, watercolors and Marvy markers

Sunday, February 10, 2008 Online Crop......

Self-Addressed held an online crop this past weekend that I took part in and enjoyed. Their design team gave us challenges to work on and held a drawing for a prize for partaking in their challenge. Here are a few of the several projects I finished at the crop.

The challenge on these card was to use a color family offered at a site called: Color Schemer
Products: pear stamp: Artful Illusions; card stock: Bazzill; patterned paper: Collage Press; ribbon: May Arts (several inks used to color the pears)
On the challenge below we were to use naked chipboard on our layout or card. My heart has no color.
Products: card stock: Bazzil; ribbon: May Arts: chipboard: Scenic Route; patterned paper: Daisy D's; chipboard (life): We R Memories
The next challenge was to use the oldest product we own and a new product we just purchased, for me the patterned paper was just purchased and the wooden star is a few years old that I used as an embellishment for my layout. I also made a card to match to give as a gift.
Products: card stock: Bazzill; patterned paper and stickers: Creative Imagination

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Theme Thursday....Spring !

This week’s theme is “spring” on Theme Thursday! Think flowers, St. Patrick’s day, Easter or anything else that makes you think of spring time and post it on your blog with a link to Theme Thursday....

Wednesday Stamper....Asia

I'm honored to have my work as a sample for this weeks challenge on Wednesday's Stamper and the challenge is ASIA! However you can pick any country of your choice, or maybe just add an Asian element to your work and use any style you chose. This is another card I made on this challenge.
Materials used: paper: Bazzill and Paper Co., Basic Grey; Inks: Stampworks (Magenta Color), Magenta, Versa Mark, Versa Fine; Stamps Uptown Rubber Stamps, Things I love: Charm: unk

Friday, February 1, 2008

Theme Thursday - “triangle” art!

This week’s theme is “triangles”! Create art in the shape of a triangle! Squares and Rectangles get boring… try this fun shape for a change!
Stamps: justjohanna and hero art sentinment; rub-on and patterned paper: Imaginisce

Wednesday's Stampers---Charms

This weeks challenge is to make a CHARM using stamps. I used shrinkable plastic (Shrinky Dinks) to make my charm. To those who never used this product, its easy and stamp your image, color it, cut it out and bake it in a oven. It shrinks to about 1/3 it's original size and becomes about 9 times thicker.
Card was made by stamping image on glossy card stock and using a roller to ink in the color.