Friday, March 20, 2009

Sketchy Sm Swirl Butterfly

Another card done using a sketch. This time I used SC219 over at SCS. It worked perfect for the smaller butterfly image. This Sm Swirl Butterfly can be bought from The Rubber Cafe and is the smaller version of the one I used for this card. I went with a brighter color scheme since Spring is here.

A bit about the card. I stamped the butterfly image onto the Only Orange card stock with Only Orange ink. I used Copic markers to color in the butterfly. The buttefly image is pop dotted for a bit of dimension as well. I also rounded the corners of the stamped image.

Stamps: Sm Swirl Butterfly (
The Rubber Cafe)
CS: Only Orange, GP White, Barely Banana, Basic Grey Marrakech
Ink: Palette Noir, Only Orange
Other: Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Corner Rounder, Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

StampTV Woodgrain Challenge/Technique

Ok - here is the card I worked on last night. It isn't the best - happens when you're getting tired, but determined to finish!! :) Over on StampTV, Gina did a video on the woodgrain technique. Then posted a challenge to make a card using this technique. So, I decided now was the time to do it! BTW - if you haven't checked out StampTV - you really need to!! I LOVE it!!

A bit about the card. I started with a piece of Baroque Burgundy card stock (retired SU). I then used the Vanilla Craft pad and swiped it down the card stock. Then I took Palette Burnt Umber pad and swiped it directly over top of the Vanilla. To see how it is done -check out the video...StampTV Woodgrain. I colored the flower in with SU markers. Sponged the edges of the main image. My sentiment is stamped in Vanilla (and stamped crooked :). I wanted to add more, but wasn't sure what to add. Plus my eyes were getting heavy. :D

Stamps: Elegant Flowers part of the StampTV stamp kit (
GinaK Designs - StampTV)
CS: GP White, Baroque Burgundy (SU retired), Mellow Moss
Ink: Vanilla Craft, Palette Burnt Umber
Other: SU Markers (Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss, Summer Sun), Stampin' Dimensionals, Striped Moss Ribbon (from my stash), Stamping Sponge

You won't believe this, but I have yet ANOTHER card to post!! It involves yet another challenge (sketch). Told ya - I love the sketches and what a better way to keep stamping when half the 'guesswork' is done for you.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Unity's 4 Cupcakes

I made this card for a color challenge over on StampTV to use Black, Pinks, and Reds. Not the easiest for me to do, since that combo makes me think of Valentine's Day. I recently got some Unity Stamp Co stamps and decided to try them out. This image is one of them. The sentiment is from GinaK Designs Elegant Flowers set (StampTV kit item).

Some information on the card - I colored in the images using Copic markers (colors listed below in the supply list). I used a Sakura Glitter Pen on the 1st cupcake's swirls. A Pink Sakura Souffle Pen on the 'sprinkles' on the 2nd cupcake. A Pink Sakura Gel Pen on the lines on the 3rd cupcake, along with a pink adhesive gem on top. This whole panel is pop dotted. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey Cupcake.

Stamps: 4 Cupcakes (
Unity Stamp Co); Sentiment (GinaK Designs - Elegant Flowers)
CS: GP White, Pink Passion, Basic Grey Cupcake
Ink: Palette Noir
Other: Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Pink Adhesive gem, Sakura (Glitter, Gel, Souffle) Pens, Stampin' Dimensionals, Copic Markers (RV02, RV29, RV10, RV04, R29, Y00, E35)

Stop back by - I have another card to post from another challenge that I participated in on StampTV again. I love doing challenges to help me get started.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Swirl Butterfly Sketch

I got new goodies from The Rubber Cafe and got a chance to play this weekend. I used a sketch from the UDI Blog that can be found here - Sketchy Saturday (#20). The below is my interpretation of the sketch.

I used the Lg Swirl Butterfly from TRC and the Love Always from TRC as well. I stamped the butterfly onto Basic Grey Marrakech paper. This can also be bought through TRC. Then I cut the butterfly out. I added some silver adhesive balls and then pop dotted under part of the wings. The love always is stamped on white, matted on Mellow Moss, and then pop dotted as well.

Lg Swirl Butterfly (The Rubber Cafe); Love Always (The Rubber Cafe)
CS: GP White, Mellow Moss (SU), Basic Grey Marrakech
Ink: Palette Noir
Other: Stampin Dimensionals, Silver Adhesive Balls

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Many Marvelous Markers Special

One of the many products I can not live without when stamping or scrapbooking is my set of Stampin' Write Markers. So, I have put together this very special offer. Purchase the Many Marvelous Marker set (Item #105541) for $125.95 (plus shipping and tax) before March 31st and you will receive FREE:

Your color choice of 12x12 cardstock ($7.50 value)
Envelopes ($6.50 value)
Neutrals marker set ($10.95 value)
3 Sale-a-Bration products (priceless)
$15.00 in merchandise of your choice
1 Level One Hostess exclusive product (priceless)

That's approximately $115.00 in FREE MERCHANDISE! Now that's a deal! Email me today to place your order!

When you buy the Many Marvelous Markers, you'll have all the colors you need and you'll save money!

Dual tipped markers: .5 mm fine point and flexible brush
Collection of all 4 color families, packaged in a rigid plastic case with individual compartments and a handle (set of 48)
Odorless, water-based dye ink
Coordinate with Classic Stampin’ Pads and exclusive Stampin’ Up! card stock
Finger grips on cap aid in easy cap removal

Email me (do not order online, as this special needs to be placed by me directly to qualify for the FREE items) before March 31st to take advantage of this amazing offer. Do not forget to include which 12 x 12 pack of cardstock you would like as well as 3 Sale-a-bration sets, $15 in free merchandise and one level one hostess set to be added to your order for FREE.

This offer is only valid through me (Karen Foltz, SU! Demonstrator) and not SU! directly.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Heart Strings

I created this card for Valentine's Day for The Rubber Cafe. I didn't realize that I never posted it though. It was right around the time when my dad went into the hospital, so it slipped my mind. This is such a cute image too! I made this card using goodies that Melissa sent to all the DT members.

I colored the image with Copics. That was layered onto a piece of Ruby Red cardstock that was popped with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Be sure to check out The Rubber Cafe store. Melissa has been adding new things!!

Heart Strings (G-779 The Rubber Cafe); Greeting (The Rubber Cafe)
CS: GP White, Ruby Red, Cosmo Cricket DSP
Ink: Palette Noir
Other: Copice Markers, Ribbon, Metal Ribbon Slide, Silver Balls (adhesive backed), Stampin' Dimensionals

I really liked how this card turned out. Simple, yet just enough added extras too!
Until next time.....Karen
Another Sketch and More Floral Frenzy Digi Paper

I'm loving being able to print my own paper. Is it cost effective? Probaby not in the scheme of things, but it is still fun. :) Actually, I had searched for paper in my stash to go with this Luna Moth - a digi image from SNSS, but couldn't find any.

I went with another sketch for today's card. I absolutely love sketches - they are perfect way to get you jump started if you are in a rut. This sketch is from the SNSS group on PCP, which can be found HERE.

Luna Moth (digi image from SNSS)
Baskets of Happiness (GinaK Designs)
CS: GP White, Close to Cocoa, So Saffron
Ink: Chocolate Chip

Other: Copic Markers (Y17, Y06, E37, YR20), Stampin' Dimensionals, Vintage Brads, Floral Frenzy Paper - digi from GinaK Designs

Goodness 2 posts in a row to start March off!! I'm on a roll! LOL!!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

StampTV Sketch Challenge - STVSC1

I was finally in the stamping mood and had the energy to actually sit down and do it! Yeah me!! I was browsing through StampTV (GinaK Designs's new web site for webisodes) and saw a sketch challenge. It was fairly simple, which is just what I needed. To find the sketch, you can go here STVSC1.

I printed the designer paper from GinaK - it is a free download. It is the Floral Frenzy - Yellow and Pink Floral design. There are other designs in the 2 paper pack download. It coordinates with the first StampTV Kit, which I would love to get.

I used GinaK's set Baskets of Happiness for this card. The main image panel is up on pop dots, but it is hard to see that in the picture. I colored in the flower pot with my copics - shown in the picture and listed in the supplies.

So, if you haven't joined StampTV - why don't you?!?!! It is another fun spot to hang out!

Stamps: Baskets of Happiness
CS: GP White, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Palette Noir
Other: Copic Markers (G21, G99, E37, E35, RV42, YR20), Stampin' Dimensionals, Floral Frenzy Digi Paper (from
GinaK Designs)

Sorry for the lack of posting!! I'm trying to get better at my posting. Maybe that will help me in stamping on a regular basis too! Until next time.....