Sunday, February 28, 2010

Mo's Digital Pencil--Challenge #20

Happy Sunday everyone! I wanted to put up a quick post this morning before the day got away from me and I got too involved in the Gold Medal hockey game. (GO CANADA GO!!!!)

This week I purchased my first digi image from Mo's Digital Pencil and I was so excited I did this week's challenge too! The challenge...follow this sketch...

Mo's images are so amazing and I couldn't resist this one, it's called Kimono. The little cat reminds me of my daughter's cat Yuki, who is always getting into drinking glasses if they are left unattended.

I coloured my image using alcohol markers (Copic & Prismacolor). The image is stamped on Neenah paper with Memento--Tuxedo Black ink. The cardstock is from Bazzil, flowers from Prima, brads from Doodlebug and the flower spacers are from my stash.

Because the sketch is simple I chose to do the inside of the card very simple too. The characters inside mean Harmony (discontinued dies from Quickutz).
Thanks for coming by today!! Hopefully by my next post I will be able to say that Canada won the Gold!! May the best team win!!
Sarah :)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

High Hopes Challenge #64

Wow, life's been busy with no time to post this past week so I will make up for it by posting 2 for this week's challenge at High Hopes which calls us to add texture to our cards. This first card is for a special little girl named Delia Cadwallader from Colorado, USA who is battling leukemia. You can read about her here. Dustin Pike graciously offered some downloadable digi's for us to use and created 3 cute owl images as his part in helping cheer up Delia.

Here's my card...

And the inside...

I used Glossy Accents to add some texture to the paintbrush and palette giving each a wet look. I coloured the image with alcohol markers (Copic, Prismacolor & Touch). The brads are from Doodlebug, the flower is from Prima and the silver flower spacer is from my stash. I used Neenah Paper to stamp my image on with Memento--Tuxedo Black Ink. Patterned Papers are from my stash.

My next card is for my daughter's school's spring fundraiser. I usually do up about 20-25 cards for this fundraiser and this card is #8! I have a ways to go....

I added some white flocking to the bunny's tail for texture--sorry it's kind of hard to see.

I used Bunny Blooms from High Hopes and coloured it using Prismacolor Pencils & odorless mineral spirits. The DP is from Doodlebug, ribbon from Michael's and spacer and gem are from my stash. I used Bazzil papers from my cardstock, Neenah paper to stamp on with Memento--Tuxedo Black Ink.

Thanks for coming by to take a look--have a great weekend!!

For all you hockey fans out there--Canada takes on the US tomorrow in Men's Hockey for the GOLD at the Olympics--hopefully we can make it a double Gold!! The US has an awesome team, especially their goalie, so it should be pretty exciting to watch!!



Sarah :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge

Hello there! Thought I'd try my hand at some new things today--a new challenge, a new stamp company (to me) and some new embellishments. The challenge is from Stampin' Sisters in Christ. Hostess Ceal Prichett has asked us to make a card/project for someone letting them know that God loves them. This challenge was fun for me because there are so many women in my church and in my life that are a blessing to me and I have made it my aim to use the gifts I have to let them know.

This card will be for my friend Joan--she is a lovely woman--so full of life, who always has an encouraging word for me. Her life shines Christ to those around her and she is a constant reminder of God's goodness in my life. She also never fails to ask me how my kitties are doing. That is why I have chosen this image and coloured it to resemble Willow--my precious furbaby :). Stealing a flower is also something Willow would do--she's a little monkey sometimes but far too cute to scold :(

Here is the card I made for her...

I used a freebie digi image from Motivet--click on the link and it will take you to their site where you can download this image for yourself if you wish or just look at the great stamps they offer.

Here's the inside of my card...

I doodled "God Loves You" around the edge of the writing space--not sure if you can see it unless you click on the picture.

The Other Things I Used:

  • Designer Paper: We R Memory Keepers--Hippo Flowers & Hippo Blocks
  • Cardstock--Bazzil Papers & Stash
  • Sentiment on Front--See D's
  • Sentiment Inside--Stampabilities--I Count You Twice
  • Stamped on Prism Simply Smooth with Memento--Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Colorbox Fluid Chalk--Dark Moss
  • Flowers--Prima
  • Gold Dew Drops--The Robin's Nest (the 3rd new thing :)
  • Cuttlebug--Scalloped Rectangle & Rectangle Dies

Well there you have it. Thanks for coming by to take a look & have a blessed day!

Sarah xx

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

High Hopes Challenge #63

Good Day Everyone!! Thanks for coming by! Here's my post for this week's challenge over at High Hopes with Diva Sirpa. She has challenged us to use a 3-3-3 Recipe for our cards this week--3 Designer Papers, 3 Flowers, & 3 Buttons.

I bought the Willy One Eye stamp for my daughter and couldn't wait to use it myself...

And the inside...

What a silly stamp but I just love him--he looks like he could use a big hug or a good, strong cup of coffee--LOL!

Here's what I used:

  • Stamp--Willy One Eye--High Hopes
  • Patterned Paper--Scenic Route & October Afternoon
  • Cardstock--Bazzil Papers
  • Stamped On Prism Simply Smooth with Memento--Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Media--Alcohol Markers--Copic, Touch, & Prismacolor
  • Flower Punch--EK Success
  • Die Cut Letters & Heart--Quickutz--Sunshine Font
  • Brads--Doodlebug
  • Buttons--Michaels
  • Floss--DMC

Thanks for coming by to see my card. Have a great day!!



Thursday, February 11, 2010

High Hopes Challenge #62

Howdy folks!! This week over at High Hopes my friend and source of much inspiration, Karen has challenged us to use wire or some form of metal embellishement on our cards. I have been waiting a long time to use a particular stamp and this week it made it's debut with this challenge. When I first saw this guy I laughed right out loud in the store--incidently he also has a mirror-image backside stamp that goes with this one which is just about as flattering. Now, women, they have accessories so I thought "George" (at least that's what I call him) should have some accessories too--the canteen, compass and binos are all High Hopes stamps as well as the sentiments.

Inside sentiment...

  • Stamps--"George" (not sure what the real stamp name is)--Art Impressions (bought him @ Mary Maxim--Port Huron, MI) & High Hopes Stamps
  • DP--g.c.d.--Retrophide
  • Cardstock--Bazzil Papers
  • Stamped on Prism Simply Smooth with Memento--Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Metal Brads--Stash
  • Media--Copics--YG95, Y11, W-3,E33, E35, E50 & used a Prismacolor Pencil with mineral spirits to do the shading around George
  • Colorbox--Fluid Chalk--Chestnut Roan to chalk edges
I plan to give this card to my brother Mark for his 45th birthday this weekend--he's definetly a man that will appreciate George's co-ordinating gear!! Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!!


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Whiff of Joy Challenge #65

LOVE is the theme over at Whiff of Joy this week. This was the first time I have used this stamp and it reminds me of my daughter so I made this card to give her on Valentine's Day!! Jules if you read this post then the cat's out of the bag :() but that's okay I have a few other little surprises for you!!

Here's my card...

The Ingredients:

  • DP--Sorry, don't know, scrap from stash
  • Cardstock--Bazzil Papers
  • We Are Blessed Sentiment--See D's
  • Flowers--Prima
  • Flower Punch--EK Success
  • Brads--Doodlebug--Coloured with Copics
  • Adore Embellishment--We R Memory Keepers
  • Chalk on Green Flowers and Around Image--Colorbox Fluid Chalk
  • Ribbon--Michael's
  • Media--Prismacolor & Copic Markers
  • Stamped On Prism paper with Memento--Tuxedo Black Ink

Thanks for coming by to see my card!! You should go to the Whiff of Joy Challenge site if you get a chance and check out the design team's cards--they're totally amazing!



High Hopes Challenge #61--Make a Valentine

Happy Thursday Everyone!! The High Hopes challenge for this week was to make a valentine--which was great for me because I needed to make my DH one anyway and I have been really wanting to use my Mooshie Steals A Kiss stamp ever since I bought it last fall!! So here it is...

And a close up of Mooshie's coat--the dots are actually done with a colourless blender--just in case you were wondering???

I Used The Following To Create My Card:

  • Stamps--Mooshie Steals A Kiss, Booth, & Kissing Booth Sentiment--High Hopes Stamps
  • Stamps--Ticket & I Love You Sentiment--Inkadinkado--Clear Mini Stamps
  • DP--Sorry, can't remember
  • Cardstock--Bazzil Papers
  • Stamped On Prism Smooth Paper with Memento--Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Media--Alcohol Markers--Copic & Prismacolour
  • Flowers--Prima
  • Brads--Dollar Store
  • Punch--Heart--EK Success
  • Ribbon--Michael's

So there you have it!! I hope my hubby likes it :) Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!!



Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Colour Create--Challenge # 37

Hello all! Here is my entry for Colour Create's latest challenge!! The challenge is to use soft pink, soft blue, silver and white. I chose to use a Whimsey Stamp that was created to help support rescue & aid efforts in Haiti. It's called Wings of Hope which was created by my dear friend Crissy Armstrong. Check out my link on my sidebar to see Crissy's amazing blog candy and find out how you can be a part in helping earthquake victims in Haiti!!

Again I apologize for the photography/shadows. I will be including this card, along with others, in our school's annual fundraiser.

The Recipe:

  • Cardstock--Bazzil Papers
  • Silver Paper--My Stash
  • Heart Punch--EK Success
  • Clips & "Blessing" Charm--Dollar Store
  • Media--Alcohol Markers--Copics & Prismacolor
  • Silver Pen--Creative Memories--Precious Elements
  • Ink--Memento--Tuxedo Black

Thanks so much for stopping by--leave me a comment--I'd love to come visit you!!



Monday, February 1, 2010

Wags 'n Whiskers--Challenge #10

I'll make this a quick post as I am in between basketball games for my daughter's school tournament. This one is for Wags 'n Whiskers and the challenge is to use blue, white, and brown.

I apologize for the quality of the photo as it was done in a big hurry but here it is...

The Recipe:

  • Cardstock--Bazzil Papers
  • Punch--Martha Stewart
  • Ribbon--Michael's
  • Media--Alcohol--Copics & Touch
  • Ink--Memento--Tuxedo Black
  • Flower--Prima
  • Flower Die--Quickutz
  • Brad--Doodlebug

Thanks for coming by to see my card!! I'm off to scorekeep :) :)


Sarah :)