Sunday, September 27, 2009

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #89

Well, I accomplished my first project in My Digital Studio and completed the Technostamper Challenge. I have a LOT to learn in MDS but this card took my 15 minutes, max, and it was my first project ever. I did everything from a blank layout. It's really fairly easy to learn. Here's what I did:

I've got to figure out how to make the layer square but not too terrible for my first try ever!!!

Thanks for looking and hope that you take time to check out the other "real" cards!!! I promise that I won't be making every project digital. I'd miss my cardstock WAY too much!!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Blogger's Challenge #118: Designer Series Paper

Good day!

I have TWO cards to share for this challenge! Our challenge was to feature DSP or Designer Series Paper. I just LOVE our DSP from Stampin' Up! The first card uses Cottage Wall. It's been a really popular choice for everyone! Don't you just love these colors? I don't wear purple but I love to stamp with it!

My second card features Nouveau Chic. How about these colors together? I just LOVE Basic Gray! Then match it up with Basic Black, Sage Shadow, and Apricot Appeal and what a winning combination!

I'm at a retreat for church worker wives. I am a church worker but I'm married to a pastor so this should be a good event! I want to thank the First English, Eldred MN and the Our Savior's, Crookston congregations for paying my way to make it possible for me to attend!

Have a GREAT day!

Card Recipes:
Friends Card:

Stamp sets: Friends 24-7
Cardstock/Ink Colors: Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
DSP: Cottage Wall
Other: Big Shot, Floral Fusion Sizzlets Die, Matchbox Bigz XL Die, Clear Rhinestone Brads, Whisper White Craft Ink Pad, Sponge Dauber, Rich Razzleberry 1/2" Polka Dot Ribbon (Reversed), SNAIL adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

"C" Monogram Card:

Stamp Set: Monogram Sweet, Framed with Love
Cardstock/Ink Colors: Basic Gray, Sage Shadow, Whisper White
DSP: Nouveau Chic
Other: Big Shot, Lots of Tags Sizzlets Die, Whisper White Satin Ribbon, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Eyelet Border Punch

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #88

Well, at first I didn't know what to do with this challenge. Then, looking through some card samples that I keep around here, I got this brainstorm to run a portion of the card through the Big Shot and use a Texturz plate...the rest came quite easily after that!

Here's the sketch:

Thanks for looking and play along...and post it on MJ's blog!

Card Recipe:
Stamp set: Lovely as a Tree, On Your Birthday
Colors: More Mustard, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White
DSP: Autumn Tradition
Other: Circle Scissors Plus, Sponge Daubers, Big Shot, Texturz Plate (I can't remember which one and where's my catalog?), Stampin' Dimensionals, More Mustard Brads, Sanding block, SNAIL

Stamp Camp!

You are invited to participate in a Stamp Camp with me at the Crookston Public Library on Monday, Sept. 28, 2009 starting at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The cost is only $10! You will be making the projects shown in the picture! Contact me right away to save your spot! or 218-281-1744 or 218-289-0025

Blogger's Challenge #117: Color Combo!

No, I know it's not Friday. I am behind on my posting! But I finished it yesterday and finally am ready to post today!

I am not giving a lot of details as I want to surprise the gals that attend the workshop that I'm having tomorrow! I will tell you that the color combo was Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Chocolate, and a neutral of our choice.

Please check out what the other players did for this challenge and play along, too!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #87

With school starting last week, I opted out of this challenge last week! So sorry! With one successful week of school under my belt and this great sketch, I couldn't resist this week!

I am also trying to work on a Christmas swap so I brought out a brand new set from the Holiday Mini Catalog called Holy Family. I think I own every one of the stamp sets that SU has had with the nativity and couldn't resist the beautiful lines of this image.

I chose to do the spotlighting tech. It's a great way to add color without having to color an large image such as this one.

Have a great Monday!

Card Recipe:
Stamp set: Holy Family
Cardstock/Ink colors: Brushed Gold, Real Red, Whisper White
DSP: Christmas Cocoa Specialty
Other: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Aqua Painter, 1" circle Punch, Sponge Dauber, Staz-On Ink, 5/8" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, SNAIL adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, September 11, 2009

Blogger's Challenge #116: Thinking of You!

Our theme this week was Thinking of You. I made this card by embossing the butterfly and flower images using my versamark pad and white embossing powder. Then, I used the reinker splash technique to add the various colors of blue. With that tech, you spray the entire piece with water and drop small amounts of reinker onto the wet surface. It's unpredictable as you don't know where that water will take the color but what an adventure!

Thanks for looking and be sure to check out what the other members did while Thinking of You!

Card Recipe:
Stamp Sets: For All You Do
Cardstock/Ink Colors: Shimmery White, Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, Bliss Blue
Other: Big Shot, Perfect Details Texturz Plates, Movers and Shakers XL Bigz Die, Curly Label Punch, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, SNAIL adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, September 04, 2009

Blogger's Challenge #115: Oh Baby!

I actually am CASing myself for this challenge! I made this same card using the Parisian Breeze DSP but when it retired, I updated and made the exact same card using the Cottage Wall DSP.

I'm keeping this one short. Use the link on the sidebar to see what the other blogger's challenge members were up to this week!!

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Circle Circus
Cardstock/Ink Colors: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Orchid Opulence
DSP: Cottage Wall
Other: Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain ribbon, Build a Brad, Big Shot, SU Alphabet Simple Letters Bigz Die, SNAIL adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals