Friday, August 31, 2012

Make A SCENE!!!

As soon as I saw the challenge for this week over at Kraftin' Kimmies challenge blog I knew I had to play along.  I love building scenes on cards...I even managed to find enough time in my craft room to make one.  I don't have time to post all the details right now ... but I will later tonight or tomorrow.

I used many inks & stamps to build this scene.  The background paper started out white and I used inks and stamps to create the spooky forest.  I wanted a creepy background for Frank (he looks so scared...Kitty looks just annoyed LOL).  Anyhow I love the Franknkitty stamp and I had so much fun creating this card.  Lots and lots of dimension as you can see in the second photo I popped everything up and up again!

Thanks for stopping by.  I will be back later with more details.


Saturday, August 25, 2012

One More Class Sample!

Well my week was really busy and I didn't get much time to craft.  I did finish up a little bit of a revamp of my fourth and final card for my new class.  I do have finally get a day off tomorrow and I think I'm going to spend it in my craft room.  I need to get lots of cards made over the next couple of months and I think I better get started now.  I have a tendency to procrastinate....

So here is a picture of the 4th card in my "Tis the Season" class at Scrap Arts.  I do believe the class is the first Thursday in October.  I will confirm the date this week and post it on my class schedule page asap.  Sorry the picture isn't the greatest, I was in a hurry when I took it and now the sample is at Scrap Arts.

This is an easel card done with the Hero Arts "Holiday Cheer" stamp and die set.  For this card we are doing a variety of techniques paper piecing, inking, coloring, paper tearing and also some die cutting. I used some diamond stickles on this card as well but it doesn't show up in the picture.  I believe the greeting stamp is from stampin up.

Well I think I may even try to sneak into my craft room for a couple hours tonight.  Have a great weekend everyone.


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Tis the Season!

Well it didn't rain today, but it was much cooler (hooray).  I didn't get a chance to get in my craft room either but I do have another card to post.

This is card #3 in my new "Tis the Season" class at Scrap Arts.  The base and all the layers for this card were cut out with spellbinders petite ovals & petite scalloped ovals.  The stamp is by C.C. designs and she is colored using water color pencils. I also used the "out of the box" technique to cut her out.
Well that's it for tonight, I will probably have another post tomorrow.  Have a great week everyone.


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Another Class Sample

Well it seems like we may get a tiny break in from all the hot weather we are having here.  I don't mind though and I even hope we get a little rain. All the gardens could certainly use it!  I also like to spend rainy afternoons in my craft room if possible.  Maybe I'll get that chance tomorrow!

Here is the second card from my new "Tis the Season" class. This one is done using the lacy squares dies from Spellbinders and an old inkadinkado stamp.  The patterned paper is an old one from about 4 or 5 years ago but you could use whatever paper you wanted and color your image to match.
That's it for tonight, I'll be back tomorrow with another sample.  Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting everyone.


Friday, August 17, 2012

New Class Sample!

I finally find some time in my craft room this week and finished my class samples!!! It also took me over an hour to clean up the mess I made in there LOL.  What a disaster area, desk, chairs & floor, everything was covered with supplies. I got it all cleaned up though and have a new class ready to go for October.  I still haven't got the exact dates yet.  I will post them as soon as they are confirmed.

The class is called "'Tis the Season" and there are four different cards done using a variety of techniques, inking, stamping, coloring and lots of die cutting with the Big Shot.  I got the Grand Madison Window die at Scrap Arts a few weeks ago and decided to use it for one of these cards. I used some stampin up stamps for this card as well and lots of glitter (it doesn't show up very well in the picture).

I will post another sample tomorrow night.  Have a great weekend everyone!


PS.  No patterned paper was harmed in the making of this card!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Another Hot Day!!!

Not that I'm complaining or anything but with the weather the way it is, I just can't be stuck in my craft room.   It is simply too hot in there and one should really soak up the vitamin D when one can.  So here are a few pictures I've taken while I was out soaking up the sun.  I do plan on spending the next couple of days in my studio working on class samples.  I will post them just as soon as I can.

Thanks for stopping by!

Kit's Card!

So here is the card Kit made for Pete LOL!  I helped a little, she did all the really hard work of - posing like that is tough.  Anyhow, here is her card and Pete really loved it.

I'll be back in a bit with another post!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Pete!!

This is the birthday card I made for my DH.  I couldn't post it until after his actual birthday, I didn't want him to see it.  Also Kit made a card for Daddy (with a little help from me LOL).

For this card I started with a map stamp by local king and stamped it with brown memento ink and colored and distressed it with inks & water color pencils.  I used Tim Holtz distress inks (walnut stain, frayed burlap, vintage photo & tumbled glass) as well as water color pencils (turquoise green, raw sienna, chocolate, burnt sienna, bronze and inktense pencils apple green & willow).  The greeting is from the Amy R CC Design stamp set "it's your birthday".  The pirate girl and the other items I stamped on the map are from the "pirates life" stamp set by bombshell stamps.  I stamped the images on the map with walnut stain ink.  I colored the pirate girl with copics (E0000, 000, 00, 01, 21,25, 27, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 & 47)  also memento markers rich cocoa, rhubarb stalk and a sakura golden star gel pen. I colored some rhinestones with copic marker E27 and added them to the corners for a little more detail.

I will be back tomorrow with a couple more posts.  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

New Glasses!

So I finally got my new glasses this week and can finally see again!  However, they are progressives lenses and getting used to them is taking me a few days.  I really haven't been able to do much crafting yet though.  I think I should be able to get back in there and get some stuff done this week.

I did get another cricut card made this week.  I used the Batman: The Brave and the Bold cartridge to cut out this batman.  I embossed the background paper with the Tim Holtz brick wall embossing folder and distressed it with versa magic black chalk ink.  The greeting is from the Amy R C.C. Designs "it's your birthday" stamp set and I stamped it using ranger black archival ink.

Well that's it for tonight, I'll be back with an extra post next week.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.