I Baked it Best!!!!

Woohoo! I co-won the "I Baked it Best" award over at Catered Crop with my Birthday Berries card (seen here) so the challenge owner Linda McClain has asked me and my co-winner Lynne to join her today for a post using the newest challenge.

This week's recipe is: (or click here)
  • Colors – red, white, green; blue, gray, kraft
  • Stamps and Stickers – strawberries, sentiment, aliens/monsters, scientists
  • Patterns – circles, checked/gingham; scallops
  • Color Mediums – markers (ProMarker, Copics, White Signo Pen)
  • Embellishments – clear gloss, glitter, charms, brads, ribbon
  • Tools – corner rounder punch, border punch, die cut shapes
  • Techniques – faux stitching, doodling/drawing, make an easel card
  • Theme – birthday, just hello/because
For my creation, I used the green items from this week's challenge. And here's the card I created...

Welcome Homesupplies: cardstock, Bazzill, Gina K. Designs; pattered papers, Echo Park, My Mind's Eye; stamps, Flourishes; die cut shapes, Spellbinders; lace, gems, KaiserCraft; ink, Copic, Memento, Ranger; pin, Little Yellow Bicycle; edge punch, Fiskars; corner rounder, EK Success; other, thread.

To create my focal image, I stamped my Flourishes Ranunculus flower from the new "Sweet Nature" stamp set using tuxedo black Memento ink and then I created a mask and used my Copic air brush and air brushed around the flower with several shades of cool grey.

Make sure you come on over and check out the latest challenge at Catered Crop!

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Just Add Water!

Howdy all! It's the 30th and new sketch has been revealed on the Cardabilities blog today!

This month's second is sketch has so many possibilities. With a blank canvas, anything is possible! Here's what I did with this month's sketch...

Water Colour Poppies
supplies: stamps, Flourishes, Papertrey Ink; ribbon, KaiserCraft; button, Maya Road; gems, Prima, KaiserCraft, Hero Arts; inks, Versamark, Ranger; embossing powder, Hero Arts; cardstock, Bazzill; water colour paper, Fabriano; mists for colouring, Tattered Angels; glitter, Perfect Pearls; other, thread, twine.

I created the base panel of my card using water colour paper, heat embossed stamps and mists... yup mists! I took a few drops of the Glimmer Mists colours: Flower Power, Tiger Lily and Red Velvet. I used a water brush and applied the colours after misting the entire embossed image using just plain water.

Here's what my central panel looked like after painting my flowers using the mist colours.

To finish it off, I sprayed the entire piece of paper again and added the Glimmer Mist colours of Turquoise Blue and Electric Blue using my water brush. Then I stamped a subtle script over top of the entire piece using a Papertrey Ink stamp.

Come on out and join the rest of the team and create using this month's sketch!

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Scrapbooker's Paradise Challenge #26

Yippee... it's Friday! Another fun Playing in Paradise challenge over on the Scrapbooker's Paradise blog.

This week's it's Carla's turn to challenge you and she's got another super Power of Three challenge again for us this week! This week, Carla would like everyone to use tags, twine & buttons! How fun!

Here's my card for this week:

I Treasure Our Friendship

This week I used a variety of beautiful Flourishes stamp sets: Seaside Life and the newly released Sweet Nature.

I stamped all my blue images using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in "Broken China". I then used my water brush and painted the back ground in with the "Tumbled Glass" Distress ink.

That cute wooden button is by Maya Road. The cute white pearls are by KaiserCraft.

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Come and check out what my fellow Challenge Team members have created with this week's challenge:

Check out the blog for today's prize! If you win, you also get to play along with the team for the next challenge! Hooray!

How to Play:
  • You have until noon on Thursday, August 4th to link your entries for this challenge below.
  • Please link directly to your entry photo or your specific blog post featuring your project, not a general link HERE. We reserve the right to remove invalid links. If you're uploading to a public forum, then use the keyword PPC26 so we can find you!
  • Please fill in your name as the caption/label within the linky tool.
Good luck!

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Guest Designer: Scrapbook & Cards Today


Today's my second day of guest designing on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog! Today I'm sharing some fun tips to use up your scraps! Come on out and check it out!!!

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Let's Play... "DEAL or NO DEAL"!

Come and join in the fun at WeScrap! Signs ups are OPEN and the game begins on Monday!

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Guest Designer: Scrapbook & Cards Today

I'm joining the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog readers today and sharing a fun card challenge today!

Come and check out how to make this EASY- PEASY "Joy Fold" card today. Click here.


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Scrapbooker's Paradise Challenge #25

Happy Friday everyone! Check out the latest Playing in Paradise challenge today over at Scrapbooker's Paradise!! This week's it's my turn to host the latest challenge and I chose a photo of a beautiful quilt to inspire the team this week...

This week I was inspired by the shape of the plus sign within the quilt so I created a card using the plus sign design.

First I designed the plus sign pattern in my Klic N'Kut software and cut it out of Bazzill "Avalanche" white cardstock.
Then I took 4 patterns of the "Odds & Ends" 6x6 collection by Cosmo Cricket and cut squares of the papers to back the open areas of the cardstock.
I matted it using another fabulous pattern from the 6x6 pad and stuck everything to a simple card base... VOILA! A simple but fun card!

Come and check out what my fellow Challenge Team members have created with this week's challenge:

This week's prize is from the Imaginisce Happy Camper line; some stamps, die cuts and some sticker stackers. An approximate value of $15.00!

How to Play:
  • You have until noon on Thursday, July 28th to link your entries for this challenge below.
  • Please link directly to your entry photo or your specific blog post featuring your project, not a general link HERE. We reserve the right to remove invalid links. If you're uploading to a public forum, then use the keyword PPC25 so we can find you!
  • Please fill in your name as the caption/label within the linky tool.
Good luck!
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Let's Get Sketchy!

Over on the myStamp BOX blog today, the mSB team is gettin' creative with sketches! Here's the sketch one half of the team has been given to create with:

Here's what I did with my very own sketch:

Silly Faces

supplies: stamps, myStamp BOX; cardstock, Bazzill; inks, Ranger Distress Inks, copic;
pen
, Sharpie; tools, Klic N'Kut machine; mists, Tattered Angels.

I used a LOT of fun stamps and cool techniques to achieve my layout for this sketch today.

Here's how I created some of the elements on my page...

First I started by creating my 3D circle effect. I physically measured the diameter of the circles from the Funky Circles stamp set and then created a white cardstock panel with all kinds of different sized holes to match my circle sizes. I carefully stamped all the different sized circles using a variety of Ranger Distress Inks.

I popped up the panel above the stamped panel using LOTS of foam adhesive (aka the blue strips)! The light blue circles are from using my Copic air gun and a light blue Copic to get a "bubble" like effect.

Next I built the strips that I put across the page to go under my photos. I started using my Neighborhoods and Graphic Borders to create the top one (see image below).

The second one is using the You Name It stamp set.

For the blue scallop I designed it using my Klic N'Kut software and made little mustaches in the scallops. I stamped the star burst from the Funky Flowers set on this.

For the final border, I wanted to create a pattern that would show through the little mustache cut outs so I stamped the checkerboard pattern from the Repeat After Me stamp set using orange ink.

*Just so you're not wondering... I didn't bother designing anything with the third scallop since I knew my photos would hide it!

For my background paper, I used the Seal It! set to create the circles and then framed it up with one of the zipper stamps from the Repeat After Me set. It turned out SO cute!

For part of my title, I created the word "SILLY" using the Tall Outlines set and then stamped over it with a subtle blue ink the little mini set of polka dots from the Itty Bittys set!

And my journaling went on a stamped journaling tag from the Just Add Notes stamp set.

I hope I've inspired you today! Come on out and check out the rest of my fellow mSB Team creations today!

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Winner!!

Let's find out the winner of my RAK of the "Baby Mine" goodies...

Congrats to commenter...

Congrats to Cher K!!!! Congrats Cher! Please send me your mailing info and I'll get your prize out ASAP!

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Happy Saturday! Let's Get Sketchy!

It's Saturday and today I get to share a sketch for WeScrap's Sketchy Saturday!

If you create a layout using my sketch, you have a chance to WIN a WeScrap Kit of your choice from the WeScrap Kit Shop.

HOW TO PLAY:
1. Create a layout using my sketch above.
2. Load your creation into the WeScrap Gallery under the appropriate heading and then link your creation back to the corresponding challenge thread and list it in your master post in the July iTeam Challenges thread here.
3. You have until the end of the month to create, post and link your creation.

Good luck!
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My First Official Card...


Yippee! This is my first official card for Cardabilities!

This month Karan has designed a fabulous card sketch. I just adore this sketch because it could be so versatile!
Here's my use of this month's sketch...

Thank You Friend

supplies: stamps, myStamp BOX; patterned papers, Echo Park; star die cut, Spellbinders; edge punch, Fiskars; inks, Ranger, Memento, Stampin' Up!; gems, Doodlebug Designs; star pins, Maya Road; twine, The Twinery; pen, Sharpie; other, thread.

For my central star, I used a pretty star burst stamp from myStamp BOX's "Funky Flowers" set. The sentiment is made of our two stamps from the "Mention It!" and "Funky Flowers" stamp sets.

Come on out and check out what my fellow Cardabilites Team did with this month's sketch; click here!
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Scrapbooker's Paradise Challenge #24

This week it's Dana's turn to challenge us over at Scrapbooker's Paradise for the Playing in Paradise challenge.

Dana is challenging you to create a project using your favourite colouring medium! Yup... that could be paint, inks, pens, pencil crayons, wax crayons... whatever floats your creative boat!

My all time favourite colouring medium is my Copic markers! Yup... I have about 3/4 of the colours offered and I'm always looking to add to my collection. So that's I chose to use this week for my card...

For You

supplies: stamps, Flourishes; cardstock, Bazzill; shaped dies, Spellbinders; gems, Queen & Co.; inks, Copic, Memento, Ranger.

My central image is from the new Flourishes stamp set, "Zinnias" and the sentiment is from their "Taglines" stamp set. I stamped my image using my favourite Copic-friendly ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I coloured my image using a variety of Copic Sketch markers.

All of the shaped die cuts I used for my card were made by Spellbinders: Classic Squares, Fleur de lis Doily Accents, Labels 9 Nestabilities and Labels 14 Nestabilities.

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Come and check out what my fellow Challenge Team members have created with this week's challenge:

Our prize this week for our challenge winner is a fabulous array of scrappy goodies from Imaginisce Happy Camper line: ( 2 snag em stamps, die cuts, sticker stackers and chipboard stickers). This week's prize retails for approximately $23.00!!!

How to Play:
  • You have until noon on Thursday, July 21st to link your entries for this challenge below.
  • Please link directly to your entry photo or your specific blog post featuring your project, not a general link HERE. We reserve the right to remove invalid links. If you're uploading to a public forum, then use the keyword PPC24 so we can find you!
  • Please fill in your name as the caption/label within the linky tool.


DID YOU KNOW...

Scrapbooker's Paradise Featured Item this month is.... COPIC MARKERS!

Between July 1st and July 15th, 2011, Copic Sketch Markers (Reg $6.99) will be on special for ONLY $5.99!! (Online customers - quote FICM in the comment section of your online order).


Good luck and hope you'll join us this week!

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