Saturday, November 29, 2008

Butterfly Award

Louise gave me this nice blog award!

These are the rules...

1. pick 10 people to pass this award to them

2. Contact them and let them know that you have chosen their blog for this award

3. Link to the person who gave this award to you

So, I'm awarding this to the following 10 people:

Courtney Melanie

Bev Sherri

Jill Jenn

Carolyn Sandra

Sarah Cyndi

I have a lot of blogs I follow so it was hard for me to pick just 10!

Cool Beans

I couldn't sleep last night so I went to the stamp table! I had to make another card with my new Gina K set, My Cuppa Joe. I stamped the image on my DP and cut out the cup. I also pulled out my nesties to cut the small circles for the cool beans circle. I chose this paper because I had several different designs that were all the same color. I wonder if I should have set it up a little different, but I guess I like it. I also found a place to put some ribbon on this one! I used my copics to add coffee to the cup and shade around the bottom of the saucer.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Friendship is like good coffee~

The moment I saw the Gina K set My Cuppa Joe I knew I had to have it! I just love these coffee sets and this one was wonderful. My DH gave me $ for our anniversary so I could get what I wanted. So this was one of the first things I ordered.

I pulled it out when we got home tonight (from all our family visits) and inked it up. I picked up a few new Copics while we were out today so I used a new one to color the inside of the two coffee cups. Then I added LA to the middle cup to make it look like whipped cream. I know I should really add some ribbon some where but I'm not sure where I would put it. I used my MS edge punch on the red and I embossed the next layer with my CB embossing folder. I love the way this turned out!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Fluffy Cream

Well, the last post was the last of my VSN cards. I only have this one more card that I made to post before I have to start stamping again. I have a new stamp set and an idea so if I get time I'll make something tomorrow.
This one I made with my Like it a Latte stamp set. I used LA on the top of the cup to make it look like whipped cream. I pulled out this DP that was given to me as a gift. I love the way the paper sparkles and I also added glitter on the top of the cream. You can't see it very well in the pictures- but it is there!

Monday, November 24, 2008

La Cage Aux Folles

For this VSN challenge I had to make a masculine card BUT it had to include at least 2 traditionally feminine components. I decided to use my Unity tree with kraft and brown paper. I then added ribbon, a charm, and some bling for the feminine touch. I'm not sure if this is what you would think of as a masculine card but I think I would send it to my dad or brother. They would both appreciate even a girly card!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Jen's Sketch

I am still trying to figure out what I want to do for my Christmas cards this year. I bought this cute little reindeer stamp to use but I can't figure out what else to do. So I decided to use this stamp with Jen's Sketch this week. I wish I had a red flower or something to put on the bottom corner, but I didn't. I pulled out the SU DP from last year but I don't have enough of it left to use for my cards this year, oh well. I did color my stamped image with my copic markers and I think I like it. I don't know- I guess I'm a little wishy-washy today!

White Christmas Challenge

When I saw the White Christmas challenge for VSN I knew I had to use this little snowman stamp. After looking at it I probably need to go back and scribble something under them so they don't look like they are floating in air. I used my MS edge punch for the scallop edge at the bottom. I also used my glitter pens I love to much to color the scarf, ear muffs, and buttons. I rotated the colors so they are all different.

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Created by Courtney

Passion for Crafts

I made this card for the Cameo challenge during VSN. I used darker colors and pulled out my nesties to cut the ovals. I was not paying attention when I made this card. I stamped the snowflakes with my Versamark and then put clear EP on it instead of white! So I had to reheat it and add the white EP over the clear. It took a little longer that way and was really a pain! But at least I could save it- it wouldn't have looked the same with clear snowflakes!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Burning Ring of Fire

I made this card for the VSN challenge I Fell Into a Burning Ring of Fire. The challenge called for a wild animal card and embellishments. I didn't really have any embellishments that were animal print so I went with this little mouse. I love this stamp and it seems like I always round the corners on this little guy when I use him. I'm not sure why that always happens! lol

Thursday, November 20, 2008

This Costume's a Cinch & Encore

I made this one for the VSN Challenge: This Costume's a Cinch. I had never made a corset card before but I knew exactly which paper I wanted to use. When I first started stamping I bought this paper to use on my Christmas cards. This is a long way from that Mrs. Clause card I made with it last time. Here is the link for the corset pattern. It took a while to make and I used my entire 45 minutes to cut, punch holes, set eyelets, and lace the ribbon.

Thankfully, the final VSN challenge was The Encore. So I had time to go back and change the paper that slides in the corset and add a few things I wanted to add. I used this for my anniversary card to my DH. Happy Anniversary honey! It has been a great 10 years! I know we have many more years to come!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

La Vie en Rose VSN challenge

Here is the card I made for the next VSN challenge, La Vie en Rose. The challenge was to make a card with pink flowers. I have a ton of flower stamps but I decided not to use them. I stamped my tree in brown and then added pink Prima flowers to it. I then added a little bling in the middle of the flower. I just love this tree stamp from Unity. I made a couple of cards with this one.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Standing in the Spotlight

This VSN challenge was Standing in the Spotlight. I have never done a spotlight card but I really like the look of them. I guess when I stamp an outline image I feel like I need to color the whole thing. I can never bring myself to leave any of it uncolored. So I picked the Like it a Latte stamp set to do this one. I stamped my images in brown and the used the spotlight on the heart. I think the red panel draws your eye away from it but I had to add some color somewhere else!

Monday, November 17, 2008

You Can't Stop the Beat

This VSN challenge was You Can't Stop the Beat. I never knew what thumping was, but I guess I have done it before. You use markers to add more color to an inked image. You "thump" the color with the marker. I used a marker to thump a darker pink and a darker green on the inked image. I haven't used this set in quite some time and my goal for VSN was to pull out some stamps that need some love.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

"I Wanna Be a Rockstar!"

This challenge was to make a card what was inspired by an album cover. I was inspired by Secondhand Serenade's Album cover. I really love their song out now and when I saw this cover I knew exactly what to do!

I used wonderful wings and silver embossing powder for the butterfly. I also embossed the french script on the BG and then put black ink over it, which looked purple. It was weird but exactly what I was going for. I can't believe how much this one goes with the album.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Chorus Line Challenge

The first VSN challenge (Chorus Line) Friday night was to make a card using the same image stamped 3 in a row. I pulled out my PTI ladybugs because I haven't used them in a while AND I didn't have to color them. When you make a card for VSN you only have a 45 minute time limit so not coloring cuts down on the time. I also used my cuttlebug embossing folder to make the dots on the black paper. I love this set so of course I love this card too! I wanted to add some ribbon or something but I'm not sure where I would have put it.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Photos 15 minutes from home

Chris and I went out today to take some pictures for the photo challenges on SCS. I wanted to share some of our best shots with you! If something was on my side of the car then I took the picture. And if it was on Chris's side of the car he took the picture. I think we came up with some great pictures!

We saw a hawk, a crane, and a few deer. All of these pictures were taken within 15 minutes of home! Of course, we didn't go into the city- we went to the boonies!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Happy Birthday Kelly!

I made this accordian card for my friend Kelly's birthday. When it opened up it made an excellent place to stick a gift card. I am loving this new fold and you can bet you will see more of these from me in the future. I use my Unity cupcake set and some paper piecing to make the cupcake match the DP. I also used my MS twill tape to tie it all together.