Saturday, March 21, 2009

TripleTheSketch #49 - Love You

I just recently discovered This is my first card for the weekly sketch challenge #49. This was a fun sketch. I actually did not end up using the paper or stamped image I started out with. But I am very happy with the results of this card. I pulled out some paper, a few stamp sets and a punch that I have not used in quite a while. I just love this bright paper from K & Company. The collection is called Berry Sweet. I bought it about a year ago and haven't really used it that much, so time to dust it off and start using it again. I haven't used Unfrogettable in ages as well. I think this little frog looks so cute with the fun designs on the Berry Sweet paper. The flower beads were left over from a craft kit my mom bought several years ago. She didn't need them and gave them to me. The colors look great with the Berry Sweet Paper as well.

I was very sick Friday. I had a 100 degree temperature and came home early from work to rest. My dear sweet boyfriend stopped my after work to check in on me. He drove me to the grocery store so I could pick up a few items that I needed. Then he stayed with me to keep me company and was just very sweet. I am glad to say I feel much better today, and I am sure his presence last night helped me get better sooner. So anyway, I made this card for him to tell him how much I love him. He loves all of the cards I make using bright colors. I'm pretty sure he will like this one.

Thanks for stopping by & letting me share my little story. I hope you are having a super weekend!

Stamps: Unfrogettable & So Many Sayings {SU}, Bold Flowers {Gina K Designs}
Paper: Riding Hood Red {SU} , Pure Luxury White {Gina K Designs}, Berry Sweet {K & Company}
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Riding Hood Red & Kiwi Kiss {SU}
Accessories: Yellow Hemp, Flower Beads, Coluzzle Circle Templates, Spiral & Word Window Punches {SU}

It's been a while since I have participated in the challenges over at SplitCoastStampers. I decided today to try to do them more regularly. I stopped by the Inspiration Challenge thread hosted by SmilynStef and she gave us a link to Little Daisy Designs. The dresses on this Etsy shop are so adorable. I chose this dress as my inspiration and chose to do an apron dress card. I created the dress template to fit a standard 4.25 x 5.5 card base. I used Copic markers to color the cherries and leaves. I love how the colors remain so vivid when coloring on color card stock.

I hope you have a bright and cheery day.

Stamps: Summer Harvest {Gina K Designs}
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Cool Caribbean, Pure Luxury White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: silver eyelets, Dots CB embossing folder, pink ribbon, white gel pen, Copic markers (R29 & YG63)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Joanne posted a challenge over at to not use Nestabilities. That challenge is not too hard for me since I only have one set and haven't really used them much yet. I pulled out my colluzzle templates and made the rounded square frame by cutting out a circle and then cutting the rounded square around it. I think this would be a great card for someone praying to God for wisdom about something in their life. I hope you have a super blessed day.

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: The Best Things In Life - Gina K Designs
Paper: Green Stack - DCWV, Pure Luxury - Gina K Designs, Wild Wasabi - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Chocolate Chip - Stampin' Up!, Tea Dye Distress Ink - Ranger
Accessories: white brads, colluzle templates, circle cutter - Fiskars

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Never Felt So Soft Card

I picked up some American Crafts stuff at Big Lots on Friday night. One of the cool things I found was containers of felt pieces. I bought a container of Vanilla, White and Chocolate felt pieces in the shapes of rectangle tags, scalloped corners, hearts, and birds. I used one of the vanilla rectangle tags under the sentiment. I cut a scalloped corner piece in half to use as a wing on one of the chocolate birds. I used one of the silhouette flower stamps from Elegant Flowers Gina K Designs. I used Chocolate Chip and Pink Pirouette card stock from Stampin' Up. The vanilla is Pure Luxury Gina K. I used the Threading Water border punch for the bottom piece. I used some Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon also from Stampin' Up! The aged copper brads are from Floral Frenzy Kit Gina K Designs.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Another Digital Layer Card

Gina K Designs had a new release Thursday night. Gina is now offering digital paper in her store. The digital paper I used for this card is from a free set designed by Emily Giovanni. I layered the pieces in photoshop and printed it out onto Gina K Pure Luxury White. I trimmed it to 4 inches and layered it onto Basic Black. I stamped the hippo from Hip Hop Accessories Gina K Designs using Memento Tuxedo Black. I colored her in with a Prismacolor black colored pencil and OMS. I used a pink Copic marker for her toe nails and inner ear. I cut her out and attached her with 3M foam tape to add dimension. I used a white flower from the Floral Frenzy Kit Gina K Designs. I stamped the leaves on some green Basic Grey paper with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored the inner part of the leaf with a Prismacolor marker {limepeel}. I stamped the word friend from Tee Talk Gina K Designs using pink chalk ink. Then I added a few rhinestone for bling.

Can you believe this card only has 3 layers if you include the little hippo? I like using the digital papers this way because it saves and I don't have to trim them all and worry about getting them straight.
I made this card for March Release Challenge #3 over in the Gina K Design member forum at Splicoast.

Monday, March 09, 2009

The Lord is My Protector

Challenge Word #3 is Protector. The Lord is our protector. And at this present time I am so glad for that. There are so many negative things happening in this world. I honestly am not worried about any of it. I find comfort in our Creator and Protector. I know that no matter what happens He is in control. And that is all that really matters. I chose to use Isaiah 27:5 from the Amplified version for my page.

Or else [if all Israel would escape being burned up together there is but one alternative], let them take hold of My strength and make complete surrender to My protection, that they may make peace with Me! Yes, let them make peace with Me!

This verse spoke to me because so many people today talk about peace. But there is only One who we need to make peace with and who can possibly bring peace to this world, only if we surrender to Him.

About the details of my page: I used patterned paper from a Basic Grey Urban Prairie 6x6 pad. The flowers are from Elegant Flowers Gina K Designs. I colored them in with Copic Markers (Rll, RV02, BG10, & B02). I also colored the inner part of the leaves with a Prismacolor Limepeel marker. The butterfly is from Little Tees Gina K Designs and the polka dots are from the background stamp in Bold Flowers Gina K Designs. I added a few dew drops and everything is raised up on 3M foam tape. You can see the dimension on the bottom photo. It took me forever to figure out how to arrange the flowers. After that the page came together quickly.

Classic Pink & Gray

I made this card for both the Weekend Sketch Challenge # 71 hosted by Sharon Harnist and for the Color Challenge over at The color challenge posted by Theresa was to use pink with a neutral color. I always seem to pair pink with chocolate, so I decided to use a different neutral color. I chose Basic Gray and Going Gray. The PP is from the Floral Frenzy Digital Paper Kit Gina K Designs. I used Copic Markers for the coffee cup: E00 - Skin White, E57 - Light Walnut, & R11 - Pale Cherry Pink. The coffee mug stamp is from my cuppa' joe Gina K Designs and the sentiment is from Autumn Leaves Gina K Designs.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Good Things From God

I was viewing this blog post on Jessica Knutsen's blog yesterday and loved the white flowers on Pacific Point. I really like Pacific Point but can't seem to use it very often. So I decided to case the card on her blog and this is what I came up with.

I used the stamps from Floral Frenzy Gina K Designs . I stamped the small and large lilly outline stamps in White Versafine ink onto the Pacific Point card stock. I also used the new set that I won from one of the challenges on; The Best Things In Life Gina K Designs. I love this set. I stamped a small lilly onto Pure Luxury White card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored it in using Copic Y38 Honey & Copic YR16 Apricot. I added a little white organdy ribbon to two of the corners and mounted on a white base made from Pure Luxury 120 lb. weight White card stock.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Sweet Cupcake Birthday Goodness

I never know what to get for my sister as a gift for any holiday. Our family has a Walmart versus Target rivalry. I love Target and I can't stand going to Walmart. The rest of my family love Walmart and thinks that Target is too expensive. I needed to get some sort of gift card for her birthday and thought it would nice of me (quite sacrificial actually) to get the gift card from Walmart. My boyfriend also loves Walmart so I took him along for moral support when I bought the gift card. He actually contributed to the amount on the too. Now what I thought was really cool is the Rub and Sniff cards they have. I was an 80's child who loved to collect scratch and sniff stickers, so this intrigued me. LOL! So you rub the gift card and it really does smell like cupcake goodness. Wow! So this is the card that I had to get. I decided to make a cupcake card/gift card holder to go with it.

I'll start with the inside of the card since the card is made for the gift card. I used my clear set called Birthday Cupcake Inkadinkadoo. All of the Patterned Paper is from Basic Grey Cupcake 6 x6 paper pad. I used Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red for the card base and mattes.

I stamped a small cupcake. I colored the icing with Copic E57 Light Walnut, it is a nice chocolate color. I colored the cherry with Copic R29 Lipstick Red. I added Stickles to the icing and paper pieced the liner. I popped the message panel up using 3M foam tape. I made sure I left just enough room for the gift card to slide underneath. The foam tape holds the gift card in place. I created a little circle tag and adhered that to the end of the card with the same 3M foam tape. This makes it easier to pull the card out. I stamped the little cookies and For You sentiment using stamps from Have a Cookie Gina K Designs.

For the front of the card; I colored the cake of the cupcake with Copic E57 Light Walnut, again such a nice chocolate color. I colored the icing with Copic E53 Raw Silk. I added red Dew Drops to the icing and then coated the icing with Stickles. I paper pieced the cupcake liner and used the same paper for the circle behind the button. Happy Birthday Sentiment is from Owl Always Love You Gina K Designs.

So here is my yummy cupcake card for my sister's birthday. Oh and shhh, don't tell anyone I told you but she is now the big 3-0. LOL! She is younger than me, but it is a milestone.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

He is my Sovereign LORD

The second attribute of God is the word Sovereign. You can read about the challenge here. I chose two different passages from the Bible for my page. I think my favorite is from Psalm 68:20. I find great comfort in that passage.

It took me forever to come up with this layout. I knew I wanted to use this tree stamp from Hero Arts because of the verse I chose from Isaiah. It is such a large image and I am making a 6 x 6 book. So this is what I finally came up with. I colored the tree with my new Copics that arrived today. The PP is from Basic Grey Urban Prairie. I added the dew drops under the tree. Kind of like apples on the ground. That's about it. The page is actually a simple one after getting the layout correct. I hope you find comfort and joy in reading the verses on this page.

And know that Jesus Saves!!!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Sweet Miss Anya

I received my Miss Anya stamps from The Greeting Farm in the mail last week. They are absolutely adorable and so much fun to color. I only have a few Copic markers, but after receiving these cute stamps, I place an order for more markers from They are on their way here as I write this entry. I can't wait to get them.

Here is my first card with Little Miss Anya holding her purse. I used some beautiful Basic Grey Offbeat PP for this card. The card stock is from a pack I bought a while ago from AC Moore. It is recycle paper and is a very nice weight. I wish they did not stop selling it. The chocolate and sage colors match the Basic Grey PP perfectly.

I added a touch of Sakura glitter pen to her eye shadow for some sparkle. I also had to add some rhinestones to her purse and headband.

Well, it is snowing here and I decided to take a snow day from work. So off to see what else I can come up with.