Friday, April 29, 2011

Catch the Bug challenge

I made this card to enter into my first challenge with Bugaboo Stamps.

Make a Rain Project and post a link to it on Bugaboo Stamps' challenge blog, Catch the Bug, by 4/30/11 at 6:00 AM EST to be entered a random drawing for three digi prize packs - seven (7) (using a Bugaboo image only), four (4), or two (2) using any image!
Here is my entry;

Stamp; Bugaboo Stamp Skelekinz "no sunshine"
Paper- Stampinup's Natural white, Concord crush and certainly celery
DP- My mind's eye#291055
SU markers in lovely lilac, pretty in pink, bashful blue, pear pizzazz, blush blossom and sahara sand
Cuttlebug spots and dots embossing folder
Crystal effects and buttons
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mays card swap theme "Manly Men"

Not sure if this card really qualifies as a "manly" card. When I think of Manly I think strong and young, not old and skinny.  Any how.. Here is my card.

Stamp: Bugaboo Stamps, Gus
Paper: Stampinup- Brilliant blue, basic black
Designer paper- road signs from my stash and the pinstriped paper is from stampin up's Parisian breeze
Cuttlebug folder- Diamond plate
Nestabilities- Deckled rectangles large
embellishments; silver brads, black buttons, silver rhinestones
Markers; SU in bashful blue, creamy caramel, bordering blue, always artichoke, going gray and blush blossom
Gelly roll; metallic
Crystal effects

Now to work on mothers day cards :-)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monthly card swap

I belong to a wonderful monthly card swap that has a new hostess from our group each month and she picks the theme for her month.
Aprils theme is "Spring is here" so I first picked a layout pattern from  Splitcoast  (SC278) then I used a digi scene from  Bugaboo stamps called ladybugs. (you should check out her blog on Tuesdays and Fridays for her freebies they are amazing)
 okay, so here is what I did.

I Printed the image on SU whisper white card stock, colored the flowers with Stampin up markers in blush blossom and pretty in pink.
for the center of the flowers I used stampendous fun flock in lemonde yellow.   The leafs were colored with green galore, certainly celery and pear pizzazz SU markers

Ladybugs- SU markers in real red, going gray and basic black.  I cut out the ladybug body then applied crystal effects and dimensionals as well as tiny black rhinestones to make them pop off the page.
layered the image on SU pretty in pink and certainty celery
I also used cuttlebug folder stylized flower on SU pretty in pink layered it on natural card stock
DS paper- TPC studio called girlfriends layered on SU certainty celery
Did the same with striped DS paper that I don't have a name for. (sorry)
and last I used dew drops in pearl white and green
Bows made with SU satin ribbon in pretty in pink.
OK... man that's a lot of work getting all that info.  I'll make sure I pay better attention in the future while I create.

Monday, April 25, 2011

I did it! I have a blog :-)

Can't believe I'm finally doing this.. I have always admired the blog's I visited but never thought I would have my own. 
Tomorrow I'll post pictures of the last two projects I did.