Sunday, June 30, 2013

SOTW - Leaf Motif

It's Stamp Of The Week (SOTW) Monday, and I've been having a blast playing with this weeks featured image.  It's called Leaf Motif 6621-I from the India section of the Passport Series at Repeat Impressions.  In case you aren't familiar, since this image is the SOTW, it is on sale for 50% off this week only.  Go here to see the full details.

leaf motif

My colors of choice this week have been red, black and white.  It turned out to be a very striking color combo to use with this stamp.  First I stamp this image side-by-side 3 times to create this border.

The card still needed something, so I stamped this image twice - in a mirror image of each other to create the flower accent.  I scored it in quarters to give it some dimension and added this large, glittery brad as the finishing touch.

Here's a close up for a better view.

Like I said, I'm was having a blast with this image.  You'll see it again later this week.  But don't forget, this image is only on sale this week - get it at that awesome price while you can.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

What If? Wednesday - Sketch J2613

It seems like a very, very long time since I've posted.  Hard to believe its only been a week.  Its another busy summer, but I'm not complaining.

Its good to get back on track with a sketch challenge - here is this weeks Repeat Impressions sketch.


Here is my card for this challenge.  This image is called Spring Blossoms - 1320-M.  

After coloring the image with my Copic markers, the card was calling for purple paper.  

Here's a close up - I popped the image to give it some dimension.  

I hope you will take the time out of your busy summer to play along with this challenge.  Create a card using this sketch challenge, link it to the Repeat Impressions blog and you will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Repeat Impressions store.  

Thanks so much for stopping by

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

DCC Wednesday - Summer Landscape

Cheri selected the DCC at Repeat Impressions this week and its a very appropriate one - summer images, something you might see in a summer landscape.  Repeat Impressions has a wide range of outdoor and summery images so there is plenty to choose from.

These summery flower caught my eye.  This image is called Daisy & Butterfly from Beautiful Day collection. 

Here's close up of these sweet flowers and you can see that I popped the butterfly.  

Since this is a challenge, you can play along.  Create you own summer image card, link it to the Repeat Impressions blog and you will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win that amazing prize of a $25 gift certificate to the Repeat Impressions store.  

I hope you'll play along.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

SOTW - Heart Air Balloon

Sometimes, when you see a stamp, you know exactly what your going to do with it.  That's how I felt when I saw this weeks SOTW - Heart Air Balloon 9114-I.  I have seen several places online where people are inking a background to look like clouds.  I have been hoping to try this technique and this lovely hot air balloon was my opportunity to do that.

Then, about a week ago, my husband came into the house with a stack of old maps from one of our vehicles.  He said I should toss (recycle) whatever I don't want.   I knew exactly how I was going to be using those maps.  I love when things come together like that *smiles*.   What could possibly make this better??? - how about the fact that since this image is the featured SOTW, it is 50% off, this week only.

Here's my card using the SOTW - Heart Air Balloon - 9114-I, the inked background that looks like clouds, AND my husbands map in 3-D to create the balloon.   Love it!!!

Here's a close up.  This verse is also a RI image called Beautiful Days 9206-H.  

On the old maps, I stamped the balloon image 5 or 6 times.   I cut out each image just inside the ink line - creating just a heart shape.  I then folded each heart shape straight down the center, then glued these pieces, wrong sides together - creating a 3-D piece.  I then glued my 3-D balloon onto an image I had stamped on my background.  A really simple way to create an interested affect.

Don't forget - this Heart Air Balloon is the RI SOTW so you too can create this 3-D affect at 50% off.   But its on sale this week only - go here to see the full details.  While your there, check out the challenges we have going on.  Its a great way to win a great prize.

Thanks so much for stopping by

Friday, June 14, 2013

S.A.S.4K. - 4 the Girls

I love S.A.S.4K.'s Saturday. We always have fun challenges for a great cause - creating cards for children who are in children's hospitals around the country.  Today's challenge is a great one - creating cards '4 the girls'.  

As always, we have 3 wonderful sponsors - 

Even though the theme this week is "4 the girls" I must not have been in a really pinky, flowery mood because both of my cards are in very dark colors - but still girly.

Here is my 1st card.  This image is from Doodle Pantry.  Isn't it just "stinkin'' cute? 

Here's a close up so you see just how cute this image is.  

Here is my 2nd card - this image is from Saturated Canary.  Goth and gorgeous.  

Here is a close up

So, now its up to you to create a card '4 the Girls'.  Link that card on the S.A.S.4K. blog and you will be entered in a random drawing for those awesome prizes I listed above.  Please consider donating your card to this awesome cause - go here to see how to do that.

Thanks so much for stopping by

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Lady Anne's Progressive Christmas Challenge - Eureka Stamps

It's time to post my cards for the Lady Anne's Progressive Christmas Challenge.   The images this month are from Eureka Stamps.  Thanks Eureka Stamps for these super cute images.

Card #1 -

Card #2 -

And a close up.  

This challenge has been a lot of fun and I'm glad I've been playing along each month.   I have quite a stack of Christmas cards accumulated already.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

What If? Wednesday - Sketch J1213

It's What If? Wednesday at Repeat Impressions, which means a new sketch challenge.  You gotta love a sketch challenge - especially with a sketch like the one we have for you this week.


Here is my version of this sketch.  I used RI image 1713-J Dandelions.  

Fun, right? Remember to go here to see the rest inspiration cards for the RI Rock Stars.  

Now that we've given you enough inspiration, its your chance to play along.  Create your own card following this weeks sketch, link it here on the RI blog and you will be entered in a random drawing for a chance to win an awesome prize - a $25 gift certificate to the RI store.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you will take the time to play along 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Saturated Canary Challenge #44 - Hair That is Different

I took a little time to just play today.  Over the weekend there was an awesome sale over at Saturated Canary.  Who can resist those adorable images.

I've been coloring some of my new images so I decided to play along with the current challenge on the Saturated Canary blog.   So fun!!!!

This weeks challenge to create hair that is different.  Here's my card.

Isn't she just so darn cute.  I love the Copic marker behind her ear.

Here's a close up.

I have to admit, the pink hair is not my normal color choice but I love how she turned out.

Gotta go color in some more of my new images.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

DCC - Fun Folds

We have a great DCC challenge this week at Repeat Impressions - Fun Folds - chosen by Karen Hasheck.   Be sure to go here and see the cards created by the rest of the RI Rock Stars.  They are amazing.   The creativity is amazing.

Here is my fun folds card.  The image I used is called Celebrating you......3916-F and this style of fold is called a Z-fold card.

I love these specialty fold cards so I can't wait to see yours.  Since this is a challenge, you get to play along.  Create your own fun folds card, link it here in the RI blog, and you will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate to the RI store.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Sunday, June 2, 2013

SOTW at Repeat Impressions - Swan Love

I don't know about you, but this weekend just flew by.  Wow!  Where did it go? Our son was home this weekend - Yeah! - which always makes it a great weekend in my book.  I hope you had a great weekend as well.

It's Stamp Of The Week Monday and Repeat Impressions is featuring a very beautiful stamps again this week.  This image is called Swan Love 4321-J and since it is the SOTW, it is on sale this week for a whopping 50% off.

two swans

I think this image is a perfect feature to create a beautiful wedding or anniversary card - that's what I had in mind when I created this card.

I left the inside of this card blank since I'm not sure which occasion might be coming up first, but I think this card will be perfect for either one.  

Now, don't forget!  Since this is the SOTW, this lovely image is 50% this week only.    Go here to see the full details.  While your there, check out the challenges that are going on.  There is still a little bit of time left to get in on the fur, fin or feather challenge and there is still about a week left on that awesome sketch challenge.  RI always gives an amazing prize - $25 gift certificate to their store.

Please note - I am also entering this card in the following challenges

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a super week