Thursday, July 8, 2010

Mo's Challenge Blog - Challenge #39

I actualy made this card to look like my older brother and his black lab, Lucy. I'm going to mail the card to him and my soon-to-be sister-in-law for letting me stay at their house while I was visiting my family last month. This image is what summer is all about for me and thats why I used it for this "summer" challenge.

Card Recipe:
Image Stamp- "It's Hot!" by Mo's Digital Pencil
Sentiment Stamp- "Outlined for fun" by Stampin Up
Paper- "Pool Stripes" by Reminisce
Markers- Copic Sketch
Technique- liquid effects for water

Thursday, July 1, 2010

MoJo Monday Sketch Challenge - Week 145

Card Recipe:
Stamps- House Mouse "Friendly Breeze"
Paper- The Paper Studio: "Textured Waves,""Bold Mixed Stripe," & A Day at the Beach Paper Pack
Markers- Copic Sketch
Extra info- used Liquid Effects on water bottle

Monday, June 28, 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Week 107

This is my PB Saturday Challenge card for this week. The challenge theme is "paper patch." I actually made this card for my brother, Duke, who loves to fish. Its a birthday card, which I need to send to him since his birthday was 3 weeks ago!! (whoops...)

Card Recipe:
Paper- from "the green stack" from DCMW Inc.
Stamp- Penny Black "Fish are Jumpin" (#2062K)
Copic Sketch
Embellishments- ribbon and Crystal Effect

Friday, June 25, 2010

Scrapbook/Stamp Area

Well, I moved down here 4 years ago and just these last few weeks have had the time and gumption to unpack my scrapbooking and stamping stuff. I had 4 boxes that were still taped up and 2 that were opened and rummaged through. So, for the past 2 weeks, I have been unpacking and organizing all of my things. When I lived in Michigan, I had a large spare bedroom in which I had one twin size bed and the rest was devoted to scrapbooking and stamping. However, here I have a small room that has one set of bunk beds and one twin size bed in it, and that is the room I had to "create" my scrappin area. It was hard, but I have used most of the closet and also built a cabinet/bookshelf that I have jammed all of my stuff on. I hope to one day get rid of one of the beds and purchase more storage units for my scrapbooking/stamping things, but for now, this will have to do.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Made a random card...

After another day of working on getting my scrapbook/stamping room (aka: guest bedroom) organized, I decided I would take a moment and actually work on a card!

This is what I came up with:

Stamp: Loads of Love from Stampin Up

Techniques: I used liquid glass from CTMH to make the window of the truck look glossy, water colored pencils to color the truck, foam dots to "pop-up" the truck, and finally some brads as the hubcaps of the tires.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Scrap4aCause is being held in Columbia on July 9-11th and I've officially registered for the whole weekend! Whoo-Hoo!! If you live in South Carolina, you should think about attending! Many of us are staying at local hotels through the weekend since we live a distance away.

Here's a little bit about the crop:

Friday is a no-frills, come as you are, scrap your little heart out kind of day. You will get a 6 foot table to use and drinks but the rest is up to you! Doors open at 12 noon, so if you need to make an appearance at work you will be set!

Saturday (9am-midnight) and Sunday (9am-10pm) will be their regular fabulous "all out" scrappin' fun! It includes lunch and dinner, free make n takes, a 6 foot table to work at, prizes and prizes and more prizes, a grand prize Saturday night, chocolate extravaganza on Saturday night, access to our Cricut and library of cartridges and just a whole lot of fun! There are only 65 spots available and they are already filling up fast so get signed up today!

Click HERE for the official Scrap4aCause flyer.

Twinkling H20 Cards

I went to my first card workshop at a scrapbooking/stamping store in Columbia called Scrappin' Creations. I made three cards using Twinkling H20 paints. I love them- I have had them for many, many, many years but just like many other things, I had forgotten about them. This class has "lit my fire" for using these awesome little paints again.