Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sew...What's New

Here's another card without and image and using Kraft cardstock.



The stamp set is called "Tailor Made" and is from Close To My Heart. I made the inside sentiment with the Theresa Collins stampmaker that was a gift from a friend. The roses and the greenery are from the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge and cut with the Cricut. The buttons are from my stash. I cut the spool freehand and used black twine to simulate thread. After using a Nestabilities die and a Crop A Dile corner rounder, I used an archival pen to add the faux stitching. Thanks for looking.

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Not a Christmas Card

I love Kraft card stock. When I started this card, it's the only thing I knew I wanted to use. I didn't start w/a sketch so I had no idea where it was going.

The design paper is from the Mariposa stack from DCWV. A sewing student of mine gave me the lace. From there I cut and embossed an oval scallop shape using a Nestibilities die. I adhered it with 1/4" foam tape. The roses and leaves were cut using my favorite Cricut cartridge - the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge. I added a small swirl of black bling and also added some gold bling to match the gold foil in the design paper. I wanted to start using some of the stamps that accompanied the cartridge especially the one pictured. Using the Art Philosophy cartridge, I cut the shape and stamped the sentiment. I love that this stamp can be used for several occasions by just checking one of the boxes as needed. Thanks for looking

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Get Ready

Mark your calendars. Sentimental Sundays is having a New Year's blog hop. Drop by for all the details.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Passport to Adventure

When I sat down to make this card, I really didn't have any idea how it would end up. I knew I wanted to enter the Corrosive Challenge, "Anything Except Christmas" and I'd have use a previously colored image. This Sassy Studio Designs image is from their Steampunk collection and was colored w/Copics, highlighted with gel pens, Stickles and glitter glue. I also added Glossy Accents to the lens of her goggles.

The card is A2 sized and the base is Kraft cardstock. I consider this a "kitchen sink" card because it has a little of everything. The background paper is from my stash and has a vintage feel. Keeping with the vintage idea I distressed the edges. Next I cut the teal colored paper, used a Crop-A-Dile corner chomper, cut two opposing corners and distressed the edges. Next I embossed it with Cuttlebug folder and distressed it with sandpaper. Using the Nestabilities Sprights and Sprockets dies and DCWV Metallic finish paper, I cut three sprockets and placed them strategically around the design. I added the Tim Holtz metal spright and adage ticket because they fit so perfectly in the vintage style that the card had taken on. We all know how I love bling so I colored Recollections clear swirl bling, from Michael's,  with Copics to match the teal colors used on the image. I used 1/4" Pop Dots to the image and finally I added a Making Memories dog tag "Passport to Adventure" and adhered it with a brad. I am so proud of myself whenever I use a brad! LOL. Thanks for looking

Challenges entered:
Corrosive Challenge - anything except Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers -  use it three times
I Brake for Challenges - I brake for vintage
Paper Variety - anything goes

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Naughty or Nice?

I'm still working with previously colored images but I have not let that stop me from creating Christmas cards with images that aren't necessarily geared towards Christmas.

The image is from KennyK and colored w/Copics and gel pens. I started out with a center step card and used Seems a Little Sketchy weekly sketch. The design paper is one sheet of DCWV cut strategically. It included the snowflake cut as well. I used a Cuttlebug folder to emboss a small paper cut and add even more texture. The glitter and bling snowflakes are from Jolee. The roses were cut using my Cricut along w/the Close To My Heart, Art Philosophy cartridge. I also included a small white Christmas tree also cut w/the Cricut and glitter paper. Digging even deeper in my bag of tricks I added black twine along with a small button that is highlighted with bling. Last but not least is the beaded stick-pin that I made myself and added a sheer ribbon. Thanks for looking.

Challenges entered:
Seems a Little Sketchy - sketch
Heart Song Inspirations - snowflakes or doilies
Make It Monday - anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - more than one fold

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Sweet Stop Sketch SSS138

This is today's sketch at the Sweet Stop.

Card size is A2. Used the Crop A Dile corner chomper on opposite corners. The papers are from DCWV.
The KennyK image was colored w/Copics and highlighted w/Stickles. The edge punch is EK Success. The rose and leaves wee cut using the Cricut w/Close To My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge. The rose is highlighted with glimmer mist. The final touch is the swirl bling. Thanks for looking.

Challenges entered:
The Sweet Stop - sketch

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Winter Wishes

Right now I'm not doing a lot of crafting. I am four weeks post-op from total knee replacement surgery. OUCH! Let's just say nothing anybody told me prepared me for what I've been going through. The surgery and the first two weeks were okay but that last two have been horrible. I wake up every night in excrutiating pain and although I'm on massive amounts of painkillers, they give me the shakes. What does that have to do with this blog? I'm not able to color because when I do it looks like a two-year-old did it! Anything I'm creating now is with images that I'd colored in advance.

This image is from KennyK and colored w/Copics and gel pens. I've been stuck on the glitter paper for some time now and used it to cut the evergreens with my Cricut machine using the Christmas. The snow was also cut from glitter paper. The circle was cut with the same paper as the background but it is the reverse side. The sentiment is a sticker from my stash. I really like being able to use an image that is otherwise not a Christmas image but being able to use for the occasion as I see fit. I used 1/4" pop dots to add dimension to the card. Lastly I used a Gelly Roll pen and shorthand to add some interest around the edge of the card.

Challenges entered:

Craft Your Passion - Anything goes plus glitter
Paper Makeup Stamps - cut out your image
iCopic Weekly Challenge - color black hair
Make My Monday - add some glitter

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Wish

The Sweet Stop Sketche Challenge blog has this sketch as their sketch of the week.

This A2 card has as its base Kraft cardstock. The background papers are from a two year old DCWV Christmas stack. I used a Fiskars punch for both the borders and the snowflake. The image is from Sassy Studio Designs was colored w/Copic and die cut w/Nestabilites. Using the Nestabilities as a stencil, I added Close To My Heart "Topiary" colored ink. The swirl bling was colored w/Copics. The finishing touches include green & white twine, a button and a Tim Holtz "adage ticket."

Challenges entered:

The Sweet Stop - sketch
Craft Your Days Away - Buttons or Bows
Catch the Bug - Anything goes
2 Sisters Challenge - Punches/and or dies
Scrappy Frogs - use Kraft cardstock
Come and Get It - Anything Christmas

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Dare to be Sassy Thursday #101

Time again for Dare to Be Sassy Thursday at Sassy Studio Designs. The challenge is "Holiday sparkle." Break out your bling and glitter and show us your most sparkling creations.

I started with an A2 card base and used a 1/2" Crop-A-Dile corner chomper to jazz it up a little. I found the glitter swirl paper in my stash. Using the Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge I cut the snow globe from white and red glitter paper. The evergreens and the reindeer were cut from the Christmas cartridge. Of course the super sexy image is from SSD and colored with Copics. The sentiment is a sticker and from my stash while the holly was cut from the Art Philosophy Cartridge and highlighted with bling.

Challenges entered:
Divas by Design - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Anything goes
Paper Shelter - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Diva

I made this card for a friend's birthday. This image is from KennyK and was colored with Copics. I started with an A2 Kraft cardstock base. Next I added the zebra print paper from the Paper Studio. I embossed and matted the solid black and adhered it to the zebra print. The image was attached using 1/4" foam squares. In keeping with my effort to incorporate more Cricut cuts in my cardmaking, the roses are from the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge and the leaves were made with a the Martha Stewart rose leaf punch. I sprayed both with glimmermist. Lastly, I added Recollections swirl bling from Michaels, Tim Holtz's Ideology Film Strip Ribbon, and Stickles. The sentiment was printed from my computer and punched with a Fiskars extra-large oval punch.

 Challenges entered:
Krafty Girlz - DT call
Drunken Stampers - Monochromatic
Pinkgemchallenge  - Monochromatic
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sassy Shaker

I haven't made a shaker card in a while and decided this would be an opportune time. I started with a Sassy Studio Design "Santa's Helper." The image was colored w/Copics and highlighted w/bling and Stickles. I used Lacey Oval and Simple Oval Nestibilites dies to cut the actual shaker. Next I applied 1/4 inch foam tape around the oval cut image and added glitter tinsel inside of the trough made by the foam tape. I recycled a piece of the packaging from a Cricut deep cut blade and used it to create the window portion of the card. I applied the window to the Lacey Oval and then applied it to the foam tape, lining the Lacey Oval with the foam tape. I printed the sentiment and cut and embossed it with the ribbon Nestabilites die. I inked it with Tim Holtz distress ink in Red Barn and Close to My Heart ink also in Red Barn. Finally I used the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cartridge to cut the holly leaves. The leaves were inked with Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink. I used a paper punch to punch the red foil "berries." I used liquid pearls to highlight the lacey oval to give it some extra "umph."

Challenges entered:

Papercraft Stars - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - use something recycled
Hooked on Craft Challenges - something punched
Make It Monday - anything goes
2 Sisters Challenge blog -  let it sparkle
Truly Scrumptious - pearls or vintage
Paper Pal Arts - pearls

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Today is Release Day at Sassy Studio Designs

Hope you are enjoying the SSD blog hop so far. You should have arrived here from Kim's blog. The design team has created awesome projects so make sure you visit everybody's blog and leave comment to be in the running to win some or all of the Holiday releases!

This is Victorian Sassy. I wanted to create a scene with mystery and intrigue. I started with a 5 x 7 base and added the red mat. The black and cream background paper is a flocked damask design. The castle and the light post were cut with the Cricut. The light post was highlight with Glossy Accents. The image was colored with Copics and trimmed. The image was then attached to the red cardstock and trimmed to be consistent with the other images. The pin dot circle was added to add additional depth. The three roses were cut with the Cricut Art Philosphy Cartridge while the greenery was made with a punch from my stash.

The next question on the hop is:

What do the 6 geese symbolize?
SSD, Kate, Christine, Fabiola, Karen, Kim, Me, Sara, Kathy, Rebecca, Julie, Regan, Elenor

Next, hop on over to Sara's blog and continue to enjoy the festivities.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sassy Studio Designs Preview Day 4

All this week as SSD we are previewing new releases called "Holiday Honeys." This image is called "Sassy Bride."

The is an A2 card. The image was colored w/Copics, hightlighted w/Stickles, trimmed and then glued to brown linen cardstock. I trimmed around the image leaving a 1/8" border.  The doily was stained w/coffee and edges were inked w/Tim Holtz "Vintage Photo" Distress Ink. The background paper is called "Vintage Catalog." The swirl bling was colored with Copics. The roses were cut w/the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge and the greenery was made with a bare tree punch. Enjoy!

Challenges entered:
Create Me Pink - use flowers
Digital Tuesday - anything goes
Lady Craft Inks - love and marriage
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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Still working the polka dots

For some reason I can't seem to get away from the the black and white polka dot cardstock. This simple card measures 5 x 7 and features a KennyK image. The image was colored with Copics and Prismacolor markers. The car was cut with the Cricut using the "Cars" cartridge. I used glitter paper as the bottom layer of the car to give the illusion of chrome and glass. I used black bling in all four corners and cut the sentiment with a Spellbinders Ribbon die. The sentiment was in my stash. The inside says "to celebrate your day."

Challenges entered
KennyK - Celebrations

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Dare to Be Sassy Thursday

Today is Dare To Be Sassy Thursday at Sassy Studio Designs. The challenge this week is to create a card or project with leaves on it.

This image is "Fall Fun." I colored the image w/Copics. The base card is 5 x 7 and made of Kraft card stock with corners rounded with a Crop-A-Dial Corner Chomper. The edges were inked with Tim Holtz "Vintage Photo" Distress Ink. The first mat is cut from brown linen cardstock while the second mat was cut with olive-colored white-core paper. Both mats corners were rounded with the Corner Chomper.

I used a Cuttlebug folder to emboss the white-core cardstock and sanded it to highlight the design. After matting the image I used pop dots to add dimension and remembered this ribbon marinating in my stash. Aren't the colors perfect? I highlighted the leaves with Stickles and glitter glue and just a few pieces of bling.

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

I made this card for myself. Why shouldn't I have a Halloween card?

I started with two Sassy Studio Designs--Masked Maurauder and Masked Warrior. They were colored w/Copics. Next I cut and folded the paper for a basic side step card. I cut the castle and the picket fence w/the Cricut then distressed both with an emery board and Tim Holtz distress ink. I also added some extra texture to the castle by crushing it up in my palm, inking more and spritzing with water. Both came from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. I made the sentiment up and cut it with a Spellbinders die the that I won from Regan at Charmed Stamping on her birthday blog candy give away. Thanks R! I embossed it and added brads. I cut the moon from glitter paper with my Martha Stewart circle cutter. The web border was made with her web punch around the page. I couldn't resist added bling and Stickles.

Challengers entered:
KennyK Krafty Girls - Glitter & Bling
Card Cupids - More than one fold
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything goes
Haunted Design House - Heinously Haunted Houses
Hooked on Craft Challenges - Halloween
Kaboodle Doodles - Sassy Girls
Paper Playtime - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Bingo
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