Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Scrappy Frogs challenge #7

Over at Scrappy Frogs we were asked to use one of the digi-stamps from Dustin Pike.This stamp is free and to join in you need to make something using it. You can pick it up here.

So, here is my creation using the image.I just love Dustin's images and decided I had to have more. I just couldn't use another image with this and I remembered seeing the pirates so I purchased them (plus more). I colored the critters with my Copics. I blended several colors several times for the dragon. For some reason it had to be the color that it turned out. I enjoyed coloring these images and the background stamp.

You're Invited - My Grafico challenge

Happy Tuesday to everyone!
This card is made for the challenge over at My Grafico which is summer or fourth of July. The stamp set used by the design team is for the fourth of July and is available here. I do not celebrate holidays so decided to take the summer direction on this one. The barbecue chef is not part of this set but was found somewhere on the web but can't remember where. I really need to start marking these.I used my Copics to color the chef and the barbecue. I even added a dab of ketchup and mustard on the chef's apron. After all, a good chef is going to get something on his apron, right?
The inside of the card is finished using another barbecue with the lid open. I used my Cricut for the date, time, etc. I also colored another chef, circle punched him and placed a circle mat behind him.

Be sure to check out the challenge over at My Grafico and also their store. There are so many items to purchase, and even some freebies, that you will soon be hooked and want to shop there often.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

My Shining Star

I made this card for several challenges - Caardvarks, The Sweet Stop, The Corrosive Challenge and Charisma Cards. This is also my entry for the July home page at Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group.I used Tilda and Edwin. These were some images I received from an Image Swap over at Magnolia-licious. It is such a fun group over there, so much is always happening. Be sure to check it out if you are a fan of Magnolia's or would like to become one.
Tilda and Edwin are adorned in Red, white and blue sitting on a park bench. There is a window in the front of the card. On the inside of the card there is a large star for writing a special message. There is also a coordinating envelope.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Baby Tingla - 5 in 1

This card is made for a co-worker who we are having a surprise shower for on Wednesday. She is having a little girl and naming her Maggie. I realized when making this that I was using a Maggie for a Maggie -- lol.

This card uses the sketch over at Sketch Saturday, more than three embellishments for Stamp Something, Cardalicious for baby card with stitching and ribbon, more than four buttons over at Pile it on and the Copics Color challenge using RV02.

I colored Tingla using my Copic colors R20 (cheeks), E11, E21, E00 (face and hands) YG11 (sleeper) and RV02(pacifier, heart and booties). I added some pink glitter to her wings.

The colors used are pinks and greens, the same colors that the baby's room will be. I just love this color combination. The colors used are pinks and greens, the same colors that the baby's room will be. I just love this color combination. There is a coordinating envelope with flowers, brads and ribbons. The colors used are pinks and greens, the same colors that the baby's room will be. I just love this color combination. Each of the flowers on the card has a green gem in the center. The inside of the card is finished using a quote from my stash. I added buttons to the top and doubled matted the vellum. I added a flower at the bottom of the card. On the opposite side is a circle cut out of Tingla. I have placed her in the center of a green flower. I also added some pink glitter to her wings.

My new project - Smiling children

This post does not have any cards or pics. I have decided that I am going to start sending cards to kids in need. I have posted some links on my right side bar of places that I have found on the internet. I have also contacted a couple of hospitals here in my state with one being in the same town that I work. I am hoping that they will allow me to give them some cards for sick children.

I am so excited about this, I can do something worth while with these cards. I just love making cards and have so many, can't give them away fast enough so I am going to work harder at selling some but I am going to use all of my proceeds to purchase supplies so that I can make a child smile. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, makes me feel happy. It will be nice to brighten a child's day.

If anyone would also like to send cards please check out the links on my right side bar. Also, if you know of any more that I could add please leave a comment and I will do so.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

June Bride with Shy Tilda

This card is for the MyGrafico challenge. They have wonderful products, just click the box in my right sidebar to view them. They also have a group that you can join, click here for a look. Would love for you to come and join the challenge and have a chance to win some images. If

I used a downloaded image from the MyGrafico store. Check it out.

I colored Tilda and placed the wedding veil behind her. I made the title For the Bride using Word, resized the digital stamps for embellishments and made a swing from ribbon and pearls.I used some little heart gems for the edge of the swing seat. I also added a couple of organza roses on each side of the title. As is usual these days I colored Tilda with my Copic markers. I added some glitter in the white circles on top of the veil.
The inside of the card is finished with some little bells and ribbons along with a journal mat cut from Nestabilities. Congratulations is cut from my Cricut Expression.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

You Shine

This card was made for a colleague who is leaving for a great new position. To begin with I used the sketch from this weeks challenge over at Friday Sketchers. Lo and behold while working on this posting I found four other challenges that this qualifies for - yippee! Here they are:
Saturday challenge - pink & green
Our Creative Corner - stars
All sorts - wings
Rosie Dee's - pink & lime

I made this card using one of the images that came in Image Chain #3. The image chain was started over at Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group where one person starts the chain with 25 stamped images. You take as many as you like, replace so there are 25 images and send it on to the next person. I just love this little Tilda, she is so happy playing with the stars!Tilda is done in pink and green with a large pink flower. I cut a couple of the butterflies from the paper that is used behind Tilda. I colored her with my Copics.
She has a matching envelope made from black and then adorned with the same papers. Since this won't be mailed I added some flowers and green and pink ribbons.
The inside of the card is also finished using the same papers with a journal block for everyone to sign.


This card was made using three challenges:
Inspritational Card Sketches - sketch
The Cuttlebug Spot - Masculine or Father's Day
Lili of the Valley - paper piecing

This card uses Edwin from Magnolia Stamps. It is made using green and blue designer papers. Edwin is matted on a green friendship mat that is made using the cuttlebug. I added white ink for added dimension of the embossing.
I colored Edwin with my Copic markers and made him have red hair like my grandson. It almost matches perfectly.

The inside of the card uses pieces of the embossing from the front and has them scattered on the left side of the card. On the right side of the card is one word with a blue matting with a children s poem. There is also a coordinating envelope.
This card is for sale on ebay if you are interested. You can see it here.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Whiff of Joy and Sketch and Stash

This card uses a WOJ stamp from the summer collection. I was inspired by a card made by Suzanne Dean. It was made with red and black and these have always been a couple of my favorite colors. I really liked the way that it turned out.

I used a sketch provided by Sketch and Stash for challenge #12 that I really liked. I am also posting this to the Whiff of Joy challenge #35. Hope it is OK to combine challenges on this one, didn't see anything saying I couldn't so I am going to give it a shot.

WOJ is also giving away this stamp for winning this challenge.

I used paper from my stash that I have been wanting to use for some time. I believe that I purchased most of the supplies I used from Oriental Trading Company but not sure (I'm bad about not remembering where I get stuff).I colored her using my copics. This was a little bit of challenge because I only have one color black but blended with my grays.
The inside of the card is modeled after the sketch from the front. It has a circle cut out that is matted with one of the papers used on the front.
This card also features a matching envelope that I made with my scor-pal. I don't know how I ever lived without it, just love it.I have decided to embed my links to ebay within my postings. If you are interested in purchasing you can see the card here.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Father's Day sale at MyGrafico

Hello Everyone,

If you visit often you know that I am a design team member of MyGrafico. They offer a huge line of digi items. This weekend they are having a huge sale, 25% off everything in the store.

If you have a few minutes to spare go and browse here -- you never know what new addiction you might start.

For those who have never used digi images they are great. You can resize, print as many as you like, flip the image, etc. I use them all of the time, print them on GP cardstock and color them with my Copics. I have never had any issues with ink smearing or anything!

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

June Mingle and Raining Cards - Magnolia-licious group

No challenges for this one although I did use a sketch from a previous challenge over at My Time to Craft.Over at the Magnolia-licious Yahoo group there are different things to do monthly for fun that you can sign up for. This one will be either for the June Mingle or the Raining Cards, I haven't decided yet but one of five lovely ladies will receive this card in their mailbox soon.

I used two different Tilda stamps for this card. I used Copics to color them. In fact, this is my first black haired Tilda. I think she looks good in orange with black hair.

On the inside is another Tilda from the Pink collection. All of these Tilda stamps, along with many others, are available at Magnolia Stamps owned by Diana Crick, designer of the Scor-Pal (awesome tool!).

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My Grafico - Challenge 5 & GDT call

This card is made to showcase the digi-stamps Ocean Fun. This set is free from My Grafico and available here. Go check it out along with the other items that they have, both free and for sale.

By the way, the My Grafico Challenge is also looking for a guest designer for July. You can find that information on the blog.

Here is my card for the challenge.

I used a Dustin Pike image that is available through his blog. I cut out the sun and the sentiment using my Cricut.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

13 challenges in one

Oh my goodness, I can't believe that I actually have done 13 challenges in one project!

First, here are the challenges:
Pile it on - non-stamped sentiment or title
Magnolia down under - about a boy
Incy Wincy - cats
Digital Tuesday - box or bag
Creative card crew - Geometric design
Inspirational - sketch
Copics color challenge - Y23, RV11, BV04
Creative Inspirations - Four different papers
Caardvarks - depth perception
Daring cardmakers - sizzling colors
Just Magnolia - paper piecing
Saturday challenge - in the jungle
One stop - sparkle

Why did I do this? Besides being a little odd I found this new challenge blog called Pile It On. The blog is all about multiple challenges. I thought, hmmm, how many can I do? Well, the answer is 13.

I found this cute little backpack pattern over at Split Coast Stampers, here is the link. It is so adorable that I wanted to give it a try. I did leave some things off but that is because I wouldn't of had room for my other goodies.

I just love this little backpack, I think it is so cute. There are so many nice gifts that could be given in this. It is very sturdy and went together well.

The little lion is a digi-stamp that I have but not sure where I got it. I colored him with Copics and glittered his mane. There is a small orange brad holding the flap closed.

I used circles and stripes in blue, yellow, orange and green with my cardstock focusing on those sizzling colors.
Mr. Edwin is shown here swing from a vine (or a rope) through the Jungle. I colored him with Copic colors Y08, YR07, Y06, B29, B32, R20, E000, E21, E33, E35 just to name a few. I still forget to keep track of which ones I use so that I can post them. The sketch for Inspirational is behind Edwin.Phew! That was a lot of work but I really did enjoy it.

Love Grows Happiness

This card fits into one challenge - Flutter By Wednesday over at Danni's Dreams.

The challenge at Willow Sketchie is to use this sketch. I really liked the sketch even though I couldn't enter -- I do not have any of their stamps yet but they sure are adorable. Check them out.
Flutter By Wednesday's challenge is to use a fairy or a butterfly along with a sketch. Here is my take on both challenges.I found a tutorial over at SCS on making a kaleidoscope medallion and decided I had to make it. The tutorial can be found here.
I used my Copics to color Daisy by Elisabeth Bell. I just love this stamp, I fell in love with her the very first time I saw her and was so excited when I found a shop online that had her in stock. Boy, what an addiction . I added some glitter to the center of the flowers,
The inside of the card is finished using the same paper that the medallion was cut out of. I made butterflies for the outside and inside using my Cricut. I also added some glitter to the center of the flower and also to the butterfly wings on the inside and outside.

Women's Delight - Whiff of Joy new release

Oh my goodness!!!! While setting my blog back up (see previous post) I was visiting different sites and found this wonderful news from Katharina Frei's site - Creative Ideas.

The Whiff of Joy store stocks all of the whiff of joy stamps. This collection is created by Elisabeth Bell. You can see this set, along with many others, here. There are wonderful sales going on too.

I just love these stamps, make sure you stop by Katharina's site to see the entire collection ..... and sign up for some wonderful blog candy!

Scrapping Shester to My Card Shack

Good day all.

I decided a few days ago that I wanted a catchier name for my blog. Since most, OK all, of my postings are cards I wanted it to be more fitting. So, Scrapping Shester has now become My Card Shack. Same ole me, just a new name.

I just learned when I viewed my blog that all of my links were gone -- sure wish it would have said that in blogger help. I am currently adding them back. If you have a chance to go through my challenge area and see one that isn't listed please leave me a comment or shoot me an email and I will get it back on.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Thinking of You

This card is for the sketch over at Cutie Sunday.

I used a Whiff of Joy stamp that is from Spring release. These are really fun to color. The colors of this are green and burgundy although it looks red.

I cut flowers out using the Storybook cartridge and also the matting that the sentiment is on. I put glitter in the center of the flowers and also on the sentiment. The sentiment is matted to green and burgundy and is held on by brads and ribbon.

I added flowers in the corner on the outside and the inside.

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