Sunday, September 14, 2014

OWH Sketch 239: a vintage kitchen card

I used the new OWH Sketch 239 for the layout of my card. I also made it for the current challenge at Seongsook's Stampers "Food and Beverage":

Image: Clearly Vintage at Digital Two for Tuesday
DP: "Vintage Finds" 6x6 paper pad by Teresa Collins

This pretty old image reminds me of my late mother-in-law, Alice, who was the most good, kind and elegantly fashionable lady I ever knew. She was also a college graduate and home economics teacher.  She was wonderful and I loved and admired her!

Friday, September 12, 2014

With a Flourish: A Vintage Journey challenge

The current challenge at A Vintage Journey is called "With a Flourish." I wanted to join in the fun and decided that a stamp from Tim Holtz' "Visual Artistry" collection includes enough of a flourish to meet the challenge (I hope). I also ran my design through the Cuttlebug with its swirls and flourishes folder.
Tim's clear stamp also made me think of a chandelier so I decided to make a vintage spooky Halloween card.

Tim Holtz Visual Artistry Collection, Stampers Anonymous
Tim Holtz idea-ology 8x8 "Collage" papers
Graphic 45 "Run and Hide" dp
Cuttlebug swirls embossing folder
Ranger Distress Inks and Glossy Accents
Bat and Fright Night stamp/ribbon: stash
One Googlie eye -- did you spot it?
Thanks for visiting today! 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

ODBD Sept. Challenge at OWH

The Our Daily Bread Designs challenge at OWH this month is "Make your own background." I like the creepy way this background turned out; first I inked up the embossing folder with green and embossed it. After it dried, I went over the whole thing with black ink. Don't you think it looks like a spooky pumpkin patch after dark? The image is from The Graphics Fairy.

"It's All About Kids" - Hambo Hoedown Challenge!

Welcome. It's truly a solemn day as we commemorate 9-11. To brighten my own spirits I decided to take on Hambo Stamps' new challenge: It's All About Kids!"  I used Hambo's Pumpkin Boy digi to make this card for a kid. I tried to make it spooky without being too scary. Halloween fun! Next time I'm going to make the digi bigger and put braces on his teeth, lol.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Words 2 Scrap By Challenge

The new challenge at Words 2 Scrap By is the phrase, "To Every Thing There is a Season." As autumn approaches, these words make me think of swirling, colored leaves, the warm glow of the autumn sun, and pumpkins! This L'il Pumpkin clear stamp set from Pure Innocence by My Favorite Things has long been one of my favorites, especially for paper piecing! I love trying a variety of patterned paper both for her dress and the pumpkin, combined with some Copic coloring:

A fun challenge for a beautiful time of year! Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Challenge at Sandy A's blog: Ciara & Friends

Welcome! Have you seen the Ciara & Friends challenge at Sandy Allnock's blog? Post a Ciara & Friends card and you could win one of Sandy's stamp sets.

Here is my card:

I colored Ciara & Sandy with Copics and added Glossy Accents to Sandy's glasses, shoes, Ciara's nose and the little heart I stamped from another set (to cover an oops). I had that little flower cutout from a package I got at Target for ages and I added GA to seal the bit of glitter in the center.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Our Daily Bread Designs August challenge at OWH: stars

Getting my feet wet after six weeks without card making! I made this for the ODBD Challenge at Operation Write Home: stars.

Clear Stamps: Dare2BArtzy "MY HERO'
DP: Bo Bunny "Anthem" 6x6 pad
Brads: Recollections (Michael's)

I took a break to work on the illustrations for my new children's picture book, "Chloe the Shoe Cat." I will let everybody know when it's published and available. Thanks for stopping by and I will be sure to visit your blog soon!!