Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Simon Says Stamp Presents a Patterned Paper Challenge

Everything goes with Pearls

It's CCC time in the city... can't you tell?   Lily Pad's February call to enjoy marvelous cards from all over the world lures me back every time!  Make a card based either on colors, theme(s) or a sketch.   I rather like sketches more than colors because I work too hard on finding correct colors.  

I'm also determined to make a dent in my pattern paper and I love this kind of background.  I made the entire card from two pieces of pattern paper, the darker piece from a Xmas pad on sale at Michael's over the holidays.   

I liked the simple design and thought everything goes with pearls.  I popped the Hero Arts sentiment (CG132), Messages.  I hope my partner likes this because I really like the soft mellow and homey feel to it.  The sketch just called CAS.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

...Enjoying Life...: It's Giveaway Time!

...Enjoying Life...: It's Giveaway Time!

Be sure to visit Barb's blog for a great give-away. She's a wonderful friend and I want you to check out her blog!  Barb has always encouraged everyone and she's a terrific artist, so VISIT!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hero Arts Blog Hop - you've come to the right place!

Hi all.  The card above is an extra and I'm having trouble with my links if I don't pop in a photo here.  Easier than redoing the whole post.   This was my submission in the 90 minute scramble on the Hero Club Blog.on Saturday, January 7, 2012.  This wonderful new stamp House K5545 stamped on some patterned Christmas paper, sentiment from All the Time CL584 and some twine adhered to black cardstock makes a really quick card.  Now on with the show!

You should have arrived here from the fabulous Lisa Carroll.     Lisa is one of my favorites and I know you love her work.  

Hero Arts will be awarding prizes from randomly drawn comments.  For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on ANY day, including each day's starting post at the Hero Club Blog.   The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning.

If you find a broken link, you'll find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Club Blog.  Also please report broken links to Tami
You will be visiting the wonderfully talented Linda Wetterlin, aka ScrappinBari on Hero Arts flickr group next.  But wait, please look at my cards and leave a comment here for a chance to win prizes from the Hero Arts blog.

I am thrilled to be included in this hop and can't say enough about Hero Arts.  I've been using Hero Arts stamps since 1995 or so.  Quality in every stamp and design.

I couldn't stop stamping with the Hero Arts Newspaper Skyline once I got some mojo going and found my black ink.  My first card is done with no black ink, but touched up with a black Copic marker on the banner.

Hero Arts Newspaper Skyline S5573
Hero Arts Special Time CL579
Ranger Distress inks, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo used on buildings and Broken China and Wild Honey on the sky and banner.
Glue Dots
Bent paper clip for a flag pole

I moved on to this little goodie.  The rest of the sentiment from "Looking forward to spending time together" is stamped inside.

VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Ultra Detail White Opaque Embossing Powder
Nestabilities die-cuts Lacey Circles and I can't find the name of the label behind the circles, almost like a Labels 22.
Orange ribbons.

Same stamp and I found my black ink.

Kraft Notecard
Nickol colored cardstock for the clock
Orange RickRack 
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
Nestabilities Circle die-cut
Archival Ink - Jet Black

Again, we're looking at a skyline, but this is decidedly feminine.

Some luscious 12" X 12" cardstock that I have no idea where I purchased it.  This was a very simple card, using patterned paper.  This stamps like a dream.

Only one more and it's a girly one with a clock.

Hero Arts Cling Dots CG139
Nestabilities Lacey Circles
Glossy Accents
Rangers Distress ink Broken China
Foundation Note card from Michaels dollar section.
Pearl lines from a Pearl pick for flower arrangements
White flower sponged with Broken China
The blue section was stamped with VersaMark ink and then I changed my mind about what I was going to do and rubbed Broken China distress ink over the stamped image of Watch Gears and it came out all mottled, which I rather liked.  You can't tell, but I cut out the clock, the ringer is mounted on pop-dots and Glossy Accents makes this shine.

Leave a comment for a better chance to win a prize from Hero Arts and then click on Linda Wetterlin to visit her wonderful blog.