Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Holtz It Right There

The twist on our Anything Goes Challenge at Jackson's Digital Expressions is to use Tim Holtz products in your project.  I decided to distress the background of my card.  I balled up the cardstock, then smoothed it out.  I swiped the cardstock with two distress inks:  Fired Brick and Tea Dye.  Then I sprayed the paper with water and dried it.  It reminds me of dye tied fabric.  My Robert Jackson image is A Lil Prayer.  She's so sweet.  I love her little curler cap.  It's hard to see in the photo, but she has 2 pink rollers in her hair!

Be sure to go to the challenge site to see what the rest of the design team created.  The projects are wonderful.  Be sure to join in - we have some great prizes, including a chance to be a Guest Designer.  I'm entering my card in challenges at Make It Monday (anything goes), Tammy's Scrapin Corner, (anything goes), and Crafty Cardmakers (distress it).

Supplies:  Inks: Fired Brick Distress, Tea Dye Distress, CTMH Chocolate; Recollections cardstock; Stamp: CTMH TLC; Coloring: Copic E35, Bick Mark-Its, Sharpies, Watercolor Pencils, Blending Pen; Flowers, my stash; water mister, pop dots.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Bingo with Mema's Crafts

I very much enjoy the challenges on Mema's Crafts blog.  This month the challenge is to play bingo.  My choices were blue, flowers and embossing for my CAS card.

Mema has great prizes for her challenges.  You can win a Saturated Canary gift e-certificate this time. Go to her site and join in the fun!

Supplies:  Card stock: Recollections; DP: K & Company; Stamp:  CTMH Say It in Style; Inks: CTMH Pacifica, Tsukineko Versa Magic Agean Blue; Sizzix Spring Set Flower Embossing Folder; pop dots.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

It's the Weekend!

I hope you're enjoying this Memorial Day Weekend!  I'm displaying another birthday card.  This one is for a friend of mine - my first crafting buddy.  I met this sweet lady at a scrapbooking class which I decided to take to find out how to scrap.  That's when I found out scrapbooking and card making (can) go hand in hand.  She and I have been friends ever since.  We've since taken workshops together many times.  She makes beautiful cards and sends me one on my birthday every year.  We also exchange handmade Christmas cards.

Supplies:  Cardstock:  K&Company, my stash; Inks: Memento Grape Jelly, CTMH Black; Cricut Lite Bloom Cart; Ribbon & Bling, my stash; Stamps: Blessed, Birthday Script, Chart Chatter, Birthday (all CTMH); Fiskars Corner Punch/Embosser; Sharpie; Pop Dots.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sketch Time at Jackson's Digital Expressions

Happy Tuesday Morning!
Today we have a sketch challenge with a duet of color theme from Jackson's Digital Expressions.  As usual, the sketch is Anything Goes.  Here's the sketch:  feel free to use it or not.

And here is my take on the sketch:  I used Robert Jackson's Rain on Me image.

Supplies:  Cardstock:  my stash; Making Memories Mat Stack; Marvy square scallop punch; watercolor pencils; blending pen; Martha Stewart Umbrella punch; CTMH Dutch Blue ink; CTMH Splendid Day stamp set; corner chomper; Michael's ribbon; Icicle Stickles; pop dots

I entered my card in the following challenges:

Waste Not Wednesdays (all paper from my stash, bought who knows when), Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog (anything goes) ,  Dies to Die For (monthly challenge using dies), and Make It Monday (anything goes).

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Altered Art Challenge at Jackson's Digital Expressions

It's that time again - another great challenge at Jackson's Digital Expressions.  Get ready to Find Something and Alter It!!  The twist is that it should not be a card or a flat item.  But remember, anything goes, so if you don't have anything to alter, just do whatever you like.  Check out the Design Team's inspiration - they are great!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Check out the new challenge at JDE

Good morning.  I don't have a project this morning, but I want to direct you to Jackson's Digital Expressions.  This is the first day of the Inks and Such Challenge.  The DT projects are outstanding.  This challenge is a way for you to showcase your coloring skills.  It doesn't matter if you're a newbie or an expert.  Use any form of coloring.  In the future, you will be provided with tutorials, tips and techniques.  You've got to see all the amazing creations - so click on the link.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Girl Birthday Cards

Here are a couple of birthday cards I made for two of the girls in my family.  They happen to share the same birthday which, I guess, is why I didn't take separate pictures of the cards.

I used the same Close to My Heart stamp set for both the cake and the cupcakes.  Since my photography skills are not the best, it's a bit hard to see that the one on the right has cupcakes on a plate while the one on the left has a cake on a plate. One has a stamped sentiment and the other a Cricut sentiment.  Both have a bit of bling.  Clean and Simple birthday wishes.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

JDE Anything Goes - Color Challenge

Today is the start of  the Jackson's Digital Expression's Color Challenge:  Peach, Yellow and Dark Brown.  I made another CAS card.

This is Robert's Dance and Praise III image.  It makes me feel church, if you know what I mean!

Go to JDE and see what the rest of the DT has created.  Remember, we want to see what you make.  There are some wonderful changes to our Challenge: Now you can enter 3 projects per challenge.  The challenge now ends at 10:30 p.m. Monday, and EVERY CHALLENGE WILL BE ANYTHING GOES!

Here's what I used on my card:  Water Color Pencils, Bick Mark-Its, Sharpies, Blending Pen, CTMH Chocolate Ink, Martha Stewart Ribbon; Sentiment: Stampabilities; Paper:  CTMH White Daisy, my stash.