Thursday, August 30, 2012

LNS Color Challenge

This week we are challenging you to find your 'inner-child' and grab those blender pens, markers pens and aqua painters and start coloring. There are so many fabulous ways to add that extra bit of hand coloring to your creations so share your talents with us this week.

Watercoloring is one of my favorite techniques and below is the card that I created for this challenge:

Stamp Set: Morning Cup
Inks: Cajun Craze, Midnight Muse, Soft Suede, StazOn IP
Papers: Very Vanilla, Midnight Muse, Cajun Craze, Comfort Cafe DP
Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Labels Collection Framelits, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Cajun Craze Brads, Blender Pen, Paper Piercing Tool, Dimensionals, Sponge

Thursday, August 23, 2012

LNS Challenge

This week's LNS challenge was to create something with those items that you haven't used for awhile or are "saving" (which in my case, "horde) for that special projects.  Well I dusted off my Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die and created this little box using the Scentsational Season Bundle kit from the Holiday Mini.  Here's the details:

Stamps: Scentsational Season
Inks: Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight
Paper:  Whisper White, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Big Shot, Scentsational Season Die, Glitter Brad, Window Punch, Gumball Green Ribbon, Dimensionals, Brads/CAD, Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die

Friday, August 10, 2012

Control Freaks Sketch

I made the following card based on this month's Control Freak sketch (sketch is turned sideways):

And this is what I came up with:

I embossed the flower image from the set, Blooming with Kindness, using Ivory EP and then sponged Pink Pirouette and Soft Suede over the embossed image.  I added a bow at the base of the flower using Whisper White Organza Ribbon and then some pearls.  Pretty simple and easy card.  Here's the details:

Stamps: Blooming with Kindness
Papers: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede
Inks: Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dot EF, Scallop Trim Border Punch Ivory EF, Heat Gun, Pearls, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Sponge, Dimensionals, Scissors

Thursday, August 9, 2012

LNS "Fur Baby" Challenge

I love my 2 cats, Misty and Muffin, and made a scrapbook page using Stampin' Up!'s awesome MDS for this week's LNS challenge - Animals!  Hope you can play along this week!  Here's my page:

And speaking of MDS, did you know you can try MDS2 for free!  Give it a try; click HERE

Monday, August 6, 2012

Cork Boards

I found some cork boards on clearance at Kohl's and decided to turn them into magnetic boards to hold my framelits.  First I nailed the boards to the wall, then I covered the cork with DSP using sticky strip tape.  Next I cut a magnetic sheet (found them at Staples) to the size that I wanted and covered it with DSP.  I then attached the magnetic sheet/DSP to the covered cork board using sticky strip tape.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Display Board Case

This week's LNS challenge was to case a card from one of the display boards at convention.  Since I wasn't there, I was able to find a great blog that has tons of pictures on it.  Amy Celona took hundreds of pictures and shared them on her blog:

This is the card that I cased.  Since it doesn't have a watermark on it, I have no idea who's beautiful card this is.  If it's yours, please let me know so I can give you credit!

And this is the card that I made:

Stamps: Field Flowers, Just Believe (saying), Itty Bitty Background
Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Crumb Cake
Papers: Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Very Vanilla Brads, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool, Sponge, Scissors, Dimensionals