Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lily Pad, Lily Pad, Lend me your..............

You have got to head on over to Lily Pad Cards today... Such a funny challenging place to visit.  The gals are pure FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They're having an easy challenge right now.... 
  1. Go become a member for a chance to win a collection of Hero Arts stamps. YES!  Contest closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, July 15!   Aren't you even a little bit curious?   Run, do not walk to Lily Pad Cards today.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Finished a card!!! Card Patterns #120

I've been busy and then waiting for inspiration to strike...  I had most of my card done, but needed to add just a bit of glamour - pearls.  This sweet little girl from Hero Arts wanted to be used and so did the Prickly Pear butterfly die-cut (both the blue and lacy overlay)... yes they both couldn't wait.  I border punched some printed out music paper and had to add little pearls to it.

AND NOW I'm off to put ice on my lip - just back from the dentist... but you can't keep a true stamper away from her desk for long.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011



tUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011

Wrap-Up: GC103 - Scene Stamping

This challenge was definitely a hard one! Awesome art from everyone who played!

Thanks to the Technique Junkie Newsletter for their generous sponsorship of this challenge!

The prize for the Scene Stamping challenge is the wonderfulEmboss or Die CD from the Technique Junkie newsletter.

Our randomly drawn Home Page Artist this week is

I was so excited when I checked the blogs today -  A random
pick, but I'm on top of the world!  I do like the way my card
turned out.  Hope you have a great day, I will:)))))))

Monday, June 13, 2011

YAY... I can type and upload and all that good stuff

I couldn't access my dashboard in Blogger at all... bummer, as the old kids on the block used to say... do they still say "bummer" anymore?   I finished a Christmas card... yes, dear, I'm building my stash.... and two ATCs.  

LILY PAD May Arts Presents… a Ribbon Challenge 

The wonderful image is from Kathy Martin and the sentiment is Hero Arts Christmas Sayings -CL343.  I give out all kinds of cards as gifts during the season, but I think I'll give Xmas cards this year too.   WOOHOOO!

The background for the butterfly was a wonderful watercolor panel from a lightweight cover on a paper pad.  I thought the Prickly Pear die-cut was perfect on some leftover pattern paper. I dabbed White Enamel Accents on the spine. 

Scraps I had on the table just seemed to jump out and attach themselves to the paper. Little Miss Starlet came off some panel of lotion and the other items were in a packet of things to be sorted and put away.  The corrugated panel is from another lotion container.  It's been given a once over with distress inks Broken China and Victoria Velvet. The star is from Lily Pad's download for a digital challenge with Shari Carroll.  I dabbed White Enamel Accents and white Flower Soft on it.  The hat is from Hero Arts Digital Design Kit "The Art of Style" colored with a Copic marker.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

June 2011 Card Chain Challenge

YES, I did get my card done... whew... Lily Pad, Lily Pad, oh, I'm singing your song.... ok, you don't want to hear my voice... not at midnight.  The June Card Chain Challenge is ON!  AND I'm IN!  I really enjoy Asian images and wanted to color this lady very simply.  She's part of a Kombac clear set (Rubber Stamp Concepts Super Size Kombac ).  And not even one swish of Distress Ink behind the lovely woman for shading... gasp.... However, I did use Victorian Velvet distress ink to stamp a marvelous tree (Hero Arts Slanted Tree - K5094) on the background of the note card.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Everyday Sayings CL342), using only the word "friendship".  I was gifted with this lovely heart and thought it fit there.  Hope you like it.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Second Post, not the same as the first...

You've got to visit CasUal Fridays for their Graduation Challenge AND Lily Pad Cards for their Digital Stamp Challenge for a download of some great cool film related things to play with!  Since I don't have a Silhouette YET, I had to cut them out, but they are SO worth it.

I know these are unusual colors, but I was rather drawn to them in a color challenge - I forgot to add text, I was so busy with the colors.  Oh well.  I thought these were fun!  Have a great day.

Remember this is my second post of the day.  

More is Less, Less is More, - and I'll stick to that!

Less is More - I have just been intrigued by the challenge.  I am entering the 4 little note-cards (4" X 4") cards and the second card as well in the Less is More.  I wanted to try color on color too, so for myself, I made the second card.  

On the small notecards, I took a beautiful Cherry Blossom image from Hero Arts Asian Elements CL228 and wiped distress inks Victorian Velvet and Frayed Burlap in various coverages of the inks and spray misted them, some wetter than others.  I used small sentiments to tuck into the space below the largest stamp from Hero Arts Messages Everyday Sayings CL342 and an old birthday clear set - unknown number.  

I used the same sets and colors on the second  card, which I am very pleased with.  It looks much better in real life, as they say.