Sunday, October 26, 2008

Birthday Dino

Sorry for the lack of posting! I've been swamped of late and just trying to catch up on so much. Right now I'm at the beach with the family. Dave has a softball tournament here, so we are here for the weekend. Anyway - thought I would show a card I made last week for our neighbor's son's birthday. He turned 6, so I thought this would be a good set to use from MFT (Dino-Mite).

See that bit of sparkle on the striped paper? Nope - it isn't from a glitter stack. I 'made' it myself! :) Very simple to do and you can add glitter to any of your favorite patterned papers. I used a Sakura Glitter Gel Pen to make mine. You can also use glitter, embossing powder (clear or irridescent) - use your imagination and what you have on hand!

MFT - Dino Mite
CS: Yoyo Yellow, Ballet Blue, WW, Patterned Paper
Ink: Palette Noir
Other: Blue Ribbon, Copic Markers, Sakura Glitter Gel Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals

Until next time - hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Oh my Goodness - this is so perfect for me!! For those that know me - I LOVE candy. All kinds - it doesn't matter, I'll eat almost anything. My family and friends make fun of me because I truly have a sweet tooth. When I saw this stamp set by My Favorite Things called Monster Squad, I knew I had to get it.

I made this card over the WCMD weekend, but forgot to post it. The paper is by Cosmo Cricket - got it from my scrapbooking kit through Go. Be Creative. Lainey (the owner) is a sweetheart and puts all her kits together. They are awesome - you won't be disappointed if you decide to join her kit club!! This card sketch was also posted by Lainey on her blog, so why not use it. Using sketches helps move the whole card process right along!

Stamps: Monster Squad (My Favorite Things)
CS: Chocolate Chip, WW, Cosmo Cricket Haunted - Them Bones
Ink: Palette Noir, Close to Cocoa (for sponging the edges)
Other: Copic Markers, Stampin Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!! Hope you had a wonderful day!!

Monday, October 06, 2008

The Rubber Cafe Designs

Here are a couple cards I made with my The Rubber Cafe stamps. I made the Three Wisemen card the other day and the Blossom Branch card on WCMD. I had made it for a challenge actually until I realized that I was missing half of the challenge elements. I'll chalk it up to late night stamping fatigue!! :)

The Rubber Cafe - Three Wisemen & Peace, Love, Joy
CS: Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, WW, Basic Grey Figgy
Ink: Bravo Burgundy
Other: Stampin Dimensionals

On this card I dotted the centers of some of the flowers with the Sakura Yellow Glaze Pen. That same pen was used to make the dots around half of the outer part of the card. It also adds a bit of texture to the card. The Sakura Green Souffle Pen was used on some of the leaves. This is more of a flat opaque addition to the card. I sponged Pixie Pink around the outer edge of the image, but felt it was a bit too bright. So I muted it by then sponging Creamy Caramel over it.

The Rubber Cafe - Blossom Branch
CS: Creamy Caramel, So Saffron, Pixie Pink, Gable Green, Georgia Pacific White, Basic Grey Stella Ruby
Ink: Palette Burnt Umber, Pixie Pink, Creamy Caramel
Other: RV02 Sugared Almond Pink Copic Marker, Sakura Yellow Glaze Pen, Sakura Green Souffle Pen, Stamping Sponge, Stampin Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!! Hope you are having or had a great evening!!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

One Sketch - Three Cards

This sketch of Taylor's really lent itself to the images in MissyB Designs Fall and Winter Mini set. So, here are the cards I made last night - I had the images already colored, so it made putting them together a breeze!

MissyB Designs - Fall and Winter Minis
CS: More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, WW, Basic Grey
Ink: Palette Noir
Other: Diamonds in the Rough Cuttlebug Folder, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 Square Punches, 1/2 Circle Punch, Copic Markers, SU Build a Brad


This next one I think is just too cute! I love this little ghost image - the smiling face is perfect! It's hard to see, but I used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder on the striped Basic Grey paper.

MissyB Designs - Fall and Winter Minis
CS: Going Gray, WW, Basic Grey Scarlet's Letter
Ink: Palette Noir
Other: Copic Markers, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 Square Punches, Stampin Dimensionals, Red Ribbon, Cosmo Cricket Halloween Rubons, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder


Here is the last one I made using this sketch. I used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder on the Old Olive card stock. I'm really liking this folder, so you'll probably see more of it on other designs. :)

MissyB Designs - Fall and Winter Minis
CS: Really Rust, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, WW, Basic Grey Mellow
Ink: Palette Noir, Old Olive
Other: Ribbon (from my stash), 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 Square Punches, Stampin Dimensionals, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder

I have more to post of cards that I made for World Card Making Day yesterday. Hope everyone had fun on WCMD and was able to get things accomplish!!