Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Big Card Challenge

I can't believe it I actually had time to complete two challenges today.  This week at H2H Blog they are doing the opposite of last week.  They are challenging you to make a BIG CARD, that would be anything other than the standard 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card size.
Here is my card, it is a 5" x 7" card:
I started with Vanilla Cream card base, then I used the Cricut Artiste cartridge and cut out the frame using Smokey Plum cardstock.  I also cut out the word "Love" using Black cardstock.  I was trying to use the scrapbook layout on page 77 of the new catalog as my inspiration.  I cut the two flag strips out of the La Belle Vie paper sampler.  For the background on my card base I first stamped the words image from Universal Backgrounds set using desert sand ink.  Then I went over the areas with the music notes stamp from Universal backgrounds using black ink.  Lastly I used the two butterflies from an old retired stamp set and inked them in blush and Smokey Plum.  The bird is from the older Wings stamp set.  I stamped it in black and then used chalk to color it in slightly.  Finally I decided I just had to add some bling, so I put on one black sparkle and two of the brownish/gold sparkles.
I don't usually stamp using so many layers, but I think I really like this BIG CARD!

Mini Card Challenge

Last week at Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog they had a Mini Card Challenge.  I was too busy to play last week, but I finally found some time today to play along while I was waiting for my laundry to dry. 
I used the Dakota paper sampler to make these cute 3" x 3" cards.  It's hard to tell but all the cards have a strip of coordinating paper on the inside of the cards so the scallop edge shows up more.  The stamp set is from the Cricut Artiste collection called Word Ballons.  Such a cute set.  I started with 3" x 3" card bases using the retired Grey Flanel paper and stamped the images on grey flannel cardstock as well.  I also edged all the pattern papers using black ink.  For accessories I added a crocheted flower dabbed with Barn red ink and a blue button with black waxy flax, black button brads, a white button with the black bakers twine, and three black sparkles.
It was fun to make these little cards, I will have to do that more often!

Friday, September 7, 2012

September Workshop and Club Projects

Hi Stampers
Here is a picture of the projects that we will be making at my monthly workshops and Hostess Clubs.  If you are interested in attending one, please contact me by email at  all the evenings will start at 6:30 pm and are at my house.
Workshop night Tuesday, September 11th - That was fun ladies it was so nice to see you!
Workshop night Tuesday, September 18th - 2 spaces available
Hostess Stamp Club Friday, September 21st - Full
Workshop night Thursday, September 27th - Full

We will be making this cute Coffin Box that is cut from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge and the Mummy card using the Moonlight WOTG stamp set.  We are using the Kraft paper for the box and card base and the Moonlight paper pack.  I added just a little of the new Black Tulle Ribbon for fun.  We will be using the waterbrush pen to color in the mummy image with just a touch of shading using slate gray.

Looking forward to seeing everyone this month!