Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SSSC24-TTC #003-Challenge #4-Button It Up!

This is my last post today, wow have I been on a roll, love it.
3 Challenges:
Supplies: Card Blank 51/2" X 4" Natural Color Card Value Pack-Hobby Lobby, all papers from my paper stash, white daisy ribbon-Making Memories, yellow buttons from my button stash, green buttons-Making Memories Button brads, Inks: Ranger Archival Ink-Sepia, VersaMark stamp pad, Ranger Adirondack Earthtones-Lettuce, CTMH marker-garden green, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen-Clear Star, Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder, Spellbinders Nestabilities-S4 124 Classic Scallop Circle, Lg., Stamps: Inkadinkado-97635 Roun Frames, pop dots.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G

SSC Challenge #13-Party Animal


I'm using some of the surprise prize I won on 6-15-09 over at http://stampingvacation.blogspot.com
the couple of things on the left of the card are just a little bit of the nice package Denise sent me. Hop on over and enter one of her challenges, you'll be nicely rewarded if you win. She mentioned the challenge over at http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com for some reason I had missed getting that one on my list and the challenge fit perfect for me to use some of my prize.
1 Challenge:
Supplies: Card Blank Black 61/2" X 5" Value Pack Hobby Lobby, Designer paper-K&Co.-Brenda Walton Sweet Talk Pad, white card stock from my stash, ribbon-Michael's, CTMH markers-Holiday Red, Grey Wool, LePlumeII-grey, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Stamps: Studio G-VS4911 Series7, Series 11, metal dot stickers, Michael Richards stickers, small red heart stickers.

Thank you for viewing,
Beverly G

4 Challenges

A muggy afternoon, good for staying in the AC and making cards. I was able to use some more of my lovely paper from Gotta Scrap http://gottascraprockwall.com , and when I found a couple of these other challenges they made me think of my favorite pink and brown plaid jacket my Grandmother made for me when I was in high school, oh my, some happy memories.
4 Challenges:
Supplies: Card Blank Ivory-Hot Hues 5" X 61/2" Hobby Lobby, pink, brown, and white card stock from my paper stash, ribbon-Michael's, brads from my brad stash, Iron Orchid Designs-Flirty Little Secret Shimmer paper, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Sepia, CTMH-Z2102 Baby Pink, CTMH markers-Sweet Leaf, Buttercup, Creme Brulee, Blush, Bubblegum, LePlumeII markers-bubblegum pink, pale pink, dusty pink, Stamp: Studio G-VS4911, Fiskars Shaper Cutter-Ovals-1, Spellbinders Nestabilities-S4 127 Classic Scallop Squares Lg, S4 111 Classic Scallop Oval Lg., pop dots.

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Beverly G

My First ATC--3 D Fun

This is my first ever ATC. I've looked at a lot of them and thought they were really neat. I think Tilda and Friends have broken the ice for me. I am going to do a little more checking into the ATC thing.
The challenge was 3 D Fun and keep it cute--hope you gals think this is cute, I kind of do.
Supplies: 3.5" X 2.5" base, all paper from my stash box, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, CTMH-Z2102 Baby Pink, Stampin Up marker-Ruby Red, LePlumeII markers-bubblegum pink, pink, pale green, peppermint, pale pink, yellow, Sakura Gelly Roll pen-Clear Star, Stamps: Art Gone Wild-Cube 1590 Cake Begone, Studio G-VS4911, My Sentiments Exactly-Z704, dot sparkler stickers, Stampin Up-ticket punch, pop dots.

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Beverly G

Monday, June 29, 2009

SUINKWWC 46 & Challenge 66-Wheely Good Fun!



When I saw these 2 challenges I immediately thought of the Paper Flair Shaped Card Kit I ordered from Paper Wishes http://paperwishes.com a few months ago. For some reason I thought these would be templates, but turns out you're supposed to cut up the book and make one card each. Since I'm not selling my cards and I have a lot of men and boys in the family, I made a copy on card stock and cut it out for a card. The wheels are cut out seperate, I punched a silver circle for the hub cap and a silver brad for the lug. The tag on the inside is part of the art work that goes along with the car in the book. I used the ruby red Stampin Up marker for the dots and dashes inside, and a small heart brad to hold tag on the front. I just can't bring myself to cut up the book even though they say it is a card kit. Hop over to the Paper Wishes site they've got lots of neat stuff over there and video tutorials also. I hope it's legal to enter these challenges with this card, if not I'll try again.
2 Challenges:
Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G

Stars and Stripes

Happy July 4th! Don't forget to say Thanks to all the military families for their sacrifices for our freedoms.
I have to give a little shout out to Michelle Zindorf http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com I have been lurking on her blog for a long time, she's an amazing artist. My flag is a semi take off on her technique with VersaMark and embossing powder. Go check out her blog, you'll be amazed.
This card was going to be for 3 challenges, but I forgot to run the background through a cuttlebug folder, so only:
2 Challenges:
Supplies: Card Blank Ivory 61/2" X 5" Value Pack Hobby Lobby, patterened paper-Provo Craft Americana paper pack, Stampin Up-Cream card stock, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Ranger Distress Ink-Antique Linen, CTMH marker-Outdoor Denim, Stampin Up marker-Ruby Red, VersaMarker pen, Jo-Ann's Clear embossing powder, Stamps-C1201 Spirit Of 76, My Sentiments Exactly-Y530 Multi Script, Will 'n Way-WWST4815 You Choose Words, gold dot stickers, ribbon and fiber-Michael's, Stampin Up-ticket punch, pop dots.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G

Sunday Sketch and Stamp & Color Dare

Starting off with a happy card today.
2 Challenges:
Supplies: Card Blank Ivory 61/2" X 5" Value Pack Hobby Lobby, patterened paper-My Mind's Eye MMEBK1, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Sepia, CTMH markers-Sweet Leaf, Bamboo, Bubblegum, LePlume II marker-pale orange, Stamps: My Sentiments Exactly MSE! Q704, Scrappy Cat SCR509 Birthday Wishes, Starform Outline Stickers-gold, Bubbles and Bling stickers.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G

Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Project



I'm back at it today with a project. We had the grandsons over yesterday, they love my tools, so we made some cards together, some budding talent there. I hardly ever make projects, so these challenges are great, they make me stretch the little grey cells.(Any Agatha Christie fans out there).
This is my first Christmas project and hard to believe it's time to get going, that holiday will be here before we know it. This was a fun little bag, Project Tuesday always gives good instructions.
This bag is just big enough for a couple of little tidbits or a gift card, lots of possibilities for a small gift.
2 Challenges:
Supplies: Paper-DCWV The Christmas Stack, Ellison Thick Cuts-Tags, Traditional, Inks: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, CTMH markers-Honey, Topiary, White Daisy, Grey Flannel, Cranberry, Sweet Leaf, Sharpie Poster Paint Pen-Gold, Stamps: See D's #50315 Fun Christmas, Nylon craft trim-gold cord, 1/16" hole punch, pop dots.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G

Friday, June 26, 2009

Sweet Stop Sketch Saturday #9-Viva La Difference Challenge



I hope I'm sliding under the wire at Sweet Stop Sketches . And Denise at Stamping Vacation girl you've had me really stumped with this one, but I kept digging in my stamps and went to http://fun-with-words.com for the little tongue twister and Ta! Da!, I think I gotcha! I took my friend Linda's suggestion about the placement of the twister and the inside and it was perfect, thank ya!
2 Challenges:
Supplies: Card Blank Black 61/2" X 5" Value Pack Hobby Lobby, all papers from my paper stash, twister computer generated, Stamp: The Stamp Pad Co.-K-137 Skunk Birthday, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, CTMH markers-black, Buttercup, Blush, Topiary, Amethyst, Cuttlebug tag die, ribbon-Michael's, Hero Arts-crystal stickers, small flower brad-JoAnn's.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G

CPS121-Some Inspiration!-Wacky Wednesday #17



Yeehaw! This one turned our pretty neat--Over at Rubbernecker Wacky Wednesday it is a Tag You're It, you can't see it real well because of my lighting issues(working on those, I've had some suggestions) but the Yeehaw is a tag. Also, I turned the sketch from card positioning systems . At CCEE Stampers, Charlene Merrick sent us over to Anna Wright's photo gallery for some inspiration, boy she can photograph, hop over to CCEE and catch the link over to Anna you won't be sorry.
The 3 Challenges are:
Supplies: Card Blank Ivory 61/2" X 5" Value Pack Hobby Lobby, brown and tan card stock from my scrap box, CTMH-X7054A Denim Days paper pack, Ink: Stampin Up-Not Quite Navy, CTMH marker-Outdoor Denim, Elmers copper leafing pen, Stamps: CTMH-C1280 Out West,B1305 Yeehaw, C1306 Genuine Country, Sweet and Sassy word stamps, Will 'n Way WWST-4815 You Choose Words, small dot stickers, Mrs. Grossman's-small star stickers, Stampin Up-ticket punch, pop dots.

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Beverly G

TPE#20-CCE16-CT#48


This is kind of a quirky take on the sketch at The Pink Elephant , but I've been in a quirky mood lately, and I hope the gals over at Color Throwdown give me a pass today for their color challenge, their colors are on here with just a couple more.
The 3 Challenges are:
Supplies: Card Blank 6" X 6" cut from 12" X 12" card stock from my scrap box, green card stock-paper pack Big Lots, all other card stock from scrap box, Quote computer generated, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink- Sepia, Stamps: Stampin Up-A Tree For All Seasons, Stampendous-MTC12 Happy Heart Cube, Ranger Inkssentials White pen, EK Success small corner rounder punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities-Standard Circles Lg., Labels One, Classic Scallop Circle Lg., pop dots, Versa Mark Ink.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G

Thursday, June 25, 2009

A Barrel of Monkeys





How ironic that I would be working on this card today because I started the day with computer issues. My in house handyman/hubby is a multi talented guy, he keeps me up and running.
Life around here is truly a barrel of monkeys!
I chose 3 challenges for this one, however the third on may be a little iffy. We'll have to see if Danni over at dannisdreamscrafts see's the humor in the tiny, tiny butterfly on the card.
The challenges are:
Supplies: Card Blank 51/4" X 71/4" Yellow-Primary Fashion Colors Value Pack Hobby Lobby, pink, green, turquoise card stock from scrap box, Cuttlebug Embossing folders-Forest Branches, Swiss Dots, Inks: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Sepia, CTMH markers-Bubblegum, Creme Brulee, Parchment, Citrus Leaf, Clover Meadow, Brown Bag, Colonial White, small acrylic heart stickers, Fiskars-Rain Dots, Stamps: Clearly Wordsworth-VO26 Tiny Wise Words, CTMH-D1285 Lif's a Jungle, Autumn Leaves-AL3277 Mindy's Zoo, Stampin Up-ticket punch, Scallop decorative scissors.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Only One For Two

One is better than none.
Beatrix at http://fridaysketchersblog.blogspot.com came up with a neat sketch this week, but I seem to always have to be a little different, so I turned it on it's side. I was going to say they have a great design team over there, but in all honesty I really haven't found a challenge blog yet that doesn't have some amazingly talented people. And by the way the card and dark mats are burgundy not brown.
The 2 challenges are:
Supplies: Card Blank 61/2" X 5" cut from burgundy card stock, cream card stock, gold textured paper, ribbon-Michael's, stick pin-Stampin Up Pretties Kit, Sharpie gold poster paint pen, Cuttlebug Embossing folder-Stylized Flowers, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Sepia, Stamps: My Sentiments Exactly-Y571 Little Birdie, Fiskars decorative corner punch, gold dot stickers, Starform Outline stickers, pop dots.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

4 Challenges



What a busy day. My sweet husband surprised me with a new Nokia E71x PDA phone, lots of bells and whistles to learn and it has a great camera on it also. My goal was to get 3 cards made today, but as you can see only 1. Tomorrow is another day.
You see a stamp, you love it, you buy it, and then it waits for the right card to be inked for. So it was with this CTMH star stamp set and today that card came together. The inside paper is white also, it's the lighting thing again. I couldn't decide on how to stamp or computer generate the sentiment on the inside, so that's my non-straight handwriting, it's personalized.
I have found some really neat challenge blogs in the last few weeks, so whoever visits here click on the links you'll find some very creative people.

4 Challenges:
Supplies: Card Blank 31/4" X 9" cut from navy card stock, Stampin Up-Whisper White card stock, all other paper from my scrap box, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Stampin Up-Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red, Stamps: CTMH-D1333 Wishing Star, D1247 From Me To You, Stampin Up-ticket punch, Martha Stewart border punch, McGill-1 9/16" Stacking Square punch, gold dot sticker, Spare-Parts-mini star brads, ribbon-Hobby Lobby.

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Beverly G

2 Challenges To Start A New Day

This card is much better looking in person. It's creator is trying to improve on her camera and lighting skills, I promise.
It's 12:25 a.m. 6-23-09, I was planning on getting this card posted before midnight, but as you can see, didn't make it. So, 2 challenges to start a fresh new day!
How about that purple, gals?

Supplies: Card Blank 6" X 6" square from 12" X 12" card stock, all papers from my scrap box, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, gel pens, Sakura Gelly Roll-Clear Star, Stamps: Stampendous-SSC039 Window Box Set, CTMH-D1272 Slumber Party, Cuttlebug-Flower dies, ribbon-Hobby Lobby, flower brads, Hero Arts-adhesive crystals, Stampin Up-Ticket Punch, EK Success-small flower punch.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G

Monday, June 22, 2009

2 Challenges

Just a short blow my own horn--I won my first challenge prize, Denise at http://stampingvacation.blogspot.com was very nice and picked my card for the winner of the Viva La Difference Challenge on 6-15-09, she's a very neat lady hop on over and check out her blog.
Now--my first card today(even though it's late in the day, I may sneak in a couple more) is for 2 challenges. I don't have any fruit stamps except these pears so this one was a stretch for me, I think I got in all the colors also.
Supplies: Card Blank-61/2" X 5" Black-Value Pack Hobby Lobby, background designer papers-My Mind's Eye #MMEBK1, Daisy D's Beacon Hill 8 X 8 Pad, Basic Grey-Cupcake 6 X6 paper pad, Ivory card stock, deep coral card stock from my scrap box, Inks: Ranger Archival Ink-Sepia,Jet Black , CTMH-Z2164 Sorbet, Marvy Brush marker-dk. brown, brilliant yellow, olive green, pale orange, CTMH marker-Blush, Spellbinders Nestabilities-Standard Circles Large, Stamps: A Stamp in the Hand Co.-U-2195 Perfect Pears Set, CTMH-D1212 Playful Flourishes, Fibers-Dollar Store, small copper brad, pop dots.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G

Sunday, June 21, 2009

5 Challenges



When I saw the challenge S is For...Summer at http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com the idea for this card started coming together in my mind, and as usual I looked through the list of challenges I had written down in the last couple of days to see if any thing else fit. I think I have managed to fit 5. The sketch over at http://mojomonday.blogspot.com looks like a long skinny card, but to fit the Stampin Up tree I had to go with a fatter card, maybe they'll let me slide by this time(thanks girls).
And the 5 Challenges are:
Hope every one has had a great Father's Day weekend!

Supplies: Card Blank 61/2" X 5" Black-Value Pack-Hobby Lobby, Basic Grey-6X6 Cupcake Paper pad, Stampin Up-whisper white card stock, It Takes Two Vellum paper, Stamps: Stampin Up-Branch Out, Inks: Ranger Archival Ink-Sepia, Jet Black, CTMH-Sweet Leaf, Topiary, CTMH markers-Buttercup, Sweet Leaf, Topiary, Black, computer generated words, Starform Outline sticker-gold, gold sun charm, nylon craft cord-gold, Sizzlits-Oval,Long #2, Oval, Long #3, 1/16" hole punch.

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Beverly G

Friday, June 19, 2009

One Challenge


One challenge this afternoon, but our fence is finished. This challenge was the perfect opportunity to use several different stamps to make the layers. Stamping, coloring, and a few little stickers, kinda cute!
The challenge is:
You'll have to go visit Three Clovers to get the full scoop on no layer card. Very interesting after you've been used to loading up your cards with stuff.
Supplies: Card Blank: 61/2" X 5" White Value Pack-Hobby Lobby, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, red gel pen, Range Inkssentials Opaque white pen, CTMH markers-Parchment, Baby Pink, Heavenly Blue, Key Lime, Stamps: Hero Arts-CL139 Birthday Messages, CTMH-B1332 Good Times, Stampin Up-Nice and Easy Notes, D1336 Cupcake Sprinkles, small red acrylic heart, EK Success-vellum stickers.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G

Sketch Something Challenge and Color Throwdown #47

Despite all odds, I got one card made today. In the last couple of days I was invited to join The Pink Elephant community and Paperee community, my goodness there are so many people from all over the world to chat with and see all their special talents, very exciting. I'm posting my cards on those sites also and there they get a name, so tonight this card is Meditation Kitty. I haven't finished the inside yet, I want to find some kind of meditation quote, Kitty has a very peaceful look to me. It turned out to be a very tactile card because I paper pieced the kitty and flowers and the strips at the top and bottom of the square. Even though my colors are off in the photo, that's really turquoise. Now that I'm looking at the card from afar, I wish I had matted the swiss dot rectangle. It turned out kind of cute, it just needed one little tweek, but I didn't want to unglue the ribbon.
2 Challenges:
Supplies: Card Blank 8" X 51/4" from green card stock, My Mind's Eye Designer paper-MMEBK1, Cuttlebug cut & emboss folder-With Gratitude, embossing folder-Swiss Dots, Stamps: Stamps Happen,Inc.-60081 Flower Cat, Inks: Stampin Up-Kiwi Kiss, Whispers-Azure Seas, Color Box Soft Pastels Chalk Ink, CTMH marker-Sorbet, LePlume II-pale orange, peacock green, Making Memories-pebble brads, American Craft Elements-Cupcake ribbon.

Thanks for viewing,

Beverly G

Thursday, June 18, 2009

1 Card-6 Challenges



I'm fighting tiredness this morning. It's the general living thing again. We've had storms, the neighbors are getting roofs, we're getting a fence, and all that goes along with dealing with all that. Nuff said----I tried to post this before midnight because one of the challenges this is for was
yesterday(Wed.) http://365cards.blogspot.com
all the other ones I'm on schedule for. My lighting is off in the evenings, these colors are: green, yellow, orange, brown, and aqua(not blue).
My friend Linda http://multicoloured-imagery.blogspot.com
teases because I say I'm not a puzzle girl and then I pick out cards to make that take some puzzling.
I've been trying to use the face stamp on the front of a card for awhile, but nothing seemed right. So when I started puzzling this card my supplies started speaking to me(I may be a little quirky).
Bonnie's http://craftiblog.wordpress.com tutorial is fantastic with great photos, and her sample card is absolutely beautiful. My card is not as elaborate as her's, but I'm pretty pleased with the outcome. Since my camera skills are somewhat lacking, the sayings on the inside of the card are: A Dream is a Wish the Heart Makes...Jill, Jill made a comment on http://titlechallenges.blogspot.com and I snagged it because it was perfect for my card--thank you Jill. The other one I found on http://www.quotegarden.com : There's a long, long trail a-winding into the land of my dreams. Stoddard King Jr.
Here are the 6 Challenges I think this card fits:
I hope all who visit my blog will go and check out all these sites---all the design teams and hostesses and site owners are so talented. It's a pleasure participating in their challenges.

Supplies: Tutorial for card blank is referenced above, The Paper Co.-Natural Fashion Colors Value Pack-Michael's, DaisyD's Beacon Hill 8x8 designer paper pad, Grafix-clear adhesive backed transparency, Stampin Up-aqua card stock, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Sepia, CTMH-Z2160 Twilight, Stamps: Inkadinkado-97626 Patterned Bugs, Hampton Art-2139 Sm. Face Frame, EK Success flower punches,
Elmer's-copper leafing pen, small copper brads, glue dots.

I hope I've given credit where credit is due. I may have to take a couple of days off for the general living stuff, but I'll be back.
Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Challenge #4-Steph's Sketch and TPE Challenge #19-Wedding

I had a good time with this card. As soon as I saw Steph's Sketch I knew exactly what set of stamps I was going to pull out. I just love Hero Arts http://heroarts.com products, their stamps always stamp crisp and clear. This was one of the first stamp sets I bought back in 2006 when I first started card making and rubber stamping. Try them, you'll like them. Then when I went to check on The Pink Elephant site, lo and behold their challenge was Wedding. How fortuitous!
So for your gazing pleasure--here are my two challenges for this evening:
Supplies: Card Blank-5" X 61/2"-Hot Hues Note Cards and Envelops, Hobby Lobby, black card stock, Wausar Paper-Metallic card stock, silver and white-Michael's, Paper Hearts Handmade paper-Barnes and Noble bookstore, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Stamps: Hero Arts-E3750 Bride and Groom Hearts, E3752 Wedding Bouquet, E3753 Wedding Toast, E3751 Wedding Dress, Clearly Wordsworth V026 Tiny Wise Words, Spellbinders Nestabilities-S4-137 Classic Scalloped Heart, big silver brad(heart with sentiment is glue dotted to that), ribbon-Hobby Lobby, pop dot.

Thank you for viewing,
Beverly G

MTTSC27 and 365 Cards-Day 108- oh Boy!


A slow start to today.
I must give a big hand clapping to Madelynn at http://twinklingtuesday.blogspot.com
she's 9 yrs. old and a very talented young lady. Her sketch for this week was very challenging. A few weeks ago I did a challenge by Gia, 6 yrs. old over at http://Resqchallenge.blogspot.com
these two girls would enjoy visiting with one another to share ideas. It's always exciting to me to see young people encouraged in their early years. I started crafting with my Grandmother and Mother at 4 yrs. old. As I have grown and matured those special times and skills have helped me to be a more well rounded person. When I hear people of all ages say they are bored and can't entertain themselves I'm amazed, I have more craft projects and books to read than I will ever have time to accomplish. Kudos to you girls, keep crafting.
My 2 challenges today were:
Supplies: Card Blank 51/4" X 71/4" Primary Colors Value Pack, Hobby Lobby, Design paper-K & Co. Hopscotch, Fiskars Shape templates-Squares-1, Rectangles-1, Cuttlebug Embossing folder-Happy Birthday, Stamps: Stampin Up-Toy Box, Inks: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, CTMH-Z2162 Honey, CTMH marker-Star Spangled Blue, Sweet Leaf, Copper Leafing Pen-Elmer's, Dew Drops, small heart brads, pop dots.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G

Monday, June 15, 2009

1 Card--5 Challenges

Wow, what a cool day. The first few challenge blogs I found were already challenging me to stretch my abilities. I had already combined a couple of challenges on a card, but as I find more challenges and there are just so many hours in a day, it has really been fun to see how many challenges I can marry. I have a lot of really neat product, as all craft addicts do, and I find doing the challenges has spurred me to dig a little deeper into my stuff and use some things that I've been hoarding. Sometimes we need some encouragement to use instead of stash. Then competitive me found the pile it on challenge blog and oh my, go check out their site and see how much you can pile on.
The 5 Challenges are:
Supplies: Card Blank- 31/2" X 9" cut from card stock in stash, all paper from my scrap box, ribbons-Michael's, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink:Sepia, Stampin Up-blender pen, CTMH markers-Creme Brulee, White Daisy, Citrus Leaf, Taffy, Juniper, Sweet Leaf, Parchment, Honey, Stamps: Stampin Up-Yummy, Studio G-VC0004 Series 27, small heart brad, small copper brads, Coluzzle Square template, Fiskars Shape template-Squares-1, pop dots.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G

1 Card--4 Challenges

Today I'm very happy--I got 4 challenges on this card and I think it's very crisp and fresh.
If you're feeling low in the creativity department, just start visiting these challenge blogs and you'll get super inspired.
Supplies: Card Blank 6" X 6" cut from 12" X 12" card stock, all other papers from my scrap stash, Ink: Stampin Up-Pacific Point, CTMH markers-Star Spangled Blue, Topiary, JoAnn's Lg. Circle Bubbles, Stamps: My Sentiments Exactly-Y526Alphabet, Autumn Leaves-Flourshes by: Rhonna Farrer, Inkadinkado-98772, small dragonfly charms(don't remember), Stampin Up-Mat Pack(paper piercing), Fiskars Cutting Template-Circles-1.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sketchy Thursday #41/OCC Challenge-Border Punches/Simon Says-Pink & Brown



First, I'm still practicing with my lighting, so you can't see very well on the left Happy Birthday is stamped vertically with chocolate ink. Now on with my story.
Early this morning I found a new challenge blog http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com
and boy, it looks like it's going to be fun. I think they said a gal is now Queen of Challenges because she got 15 challenges on one card. That's very Queenly--I'm not there yet, but this card is for 3 challenges.
Sketchy Thursday #41 http://eatsleepstamp.typepad.com
OCC Challenge-Border Punches http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com
Simon Says-Pink and Brown http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com
I've had this set of stamps for quite some time. There are 4 flower girls in it and I've made bookmarks with them before. And, here's this pink sparkly paper from http://www.gottascraprockwall.com/index.html
I think I bought 2 sheets of it, so you'll probably be seeing it show up some more. I usually manage to get at least one heart on every card I make and this one was no exception.
Supplies: Card Blank Ivory 61/2" X 5" Value Pack-Hobby Lobby, brown card stock, Prima Marketing Inc.-Flirty Little Secret Shimmer-Gotta Scrap, Marco's Paper-Stardream Stationary Gold, Stampin Up-pink card stock, Martha Stewart-Heart Border Punch, ribbon-Michael's, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Sepia, CTMH-Z2111Chocolate, Z2102Baby Pink, pink gel pen, Sakura Gelly Roll-Clear Stardust, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder-Swiss Dots, Coluzzle Slim Oval cutting template, Stamps: CTMH-D1092 Flower Girls, C1257 Happy Birthday, My Sentiments Exactly-TT208 Birthday Sentiments, glue dots.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G

Project Tuesday-Oragami Box


I don't consider myself a puzzle girl, but when I found this challenge over at http://sasprojecttuesday.blogspot.com, I thought, now here's a chance for you to really step outside your box(no pun intended). These girls have some really neat challenges and they always give a link to good instructions to the project. This challenge was Project Tuesday-Oragami Box. Even though these were good instructions I asked my friend Linda over at http://multicoloured-imagery.blogspot.com
for some help, she said she had seen a demo on the old Carol Duvall Show. So between the instructions and Linda, oh wow, am I pleased. My box turned out lovely and I have some ideas for other holidays with some extra paper I have. Check out the sas project tuesday site and have some fun with their next challenge.
I wish my camera and lighting skills were better because the bottom of the box is a deep purple that really complements the flowers on the patterened paper and the flowers on top I inked with the Smokey Plum ink are what make everything come together for a very lovely look.
Supplies: Paper: CTMH-Promise of Spring, Heart of Winter Project Pack, Big Lots-One Pound Scrap Pack, Ink: CTMH-Z2147Smokey Plum, Bone Folder, Stampin Up-Pretties Kit.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G

Friday, June 12, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 90 & TIOT #22 Dad's Day



Well, I have accomplished my personal goal, I have made and posted 4 cards today and some of them were for two challenges. (Clapping myself!!) Now I've got the who rahs out of the way onto my card.
The sketch is for Mojo Monday Week 90 at http://mojomonday.blogspot.com
and the second challenge is TIOT #22 Dad's Day or a masculine card and gift at http://dannisdreamscrafts.blogspot.com
I only get half points on the TIOT #22 Dad's Day challenge and I may not get any points at all because this is for a masculine birthday and no gift, but I'm going to post it any way because I like the way it turned out. I know it fits the Mojo Monday sketch. The papers from K & Co. are always scrumptious and this pack is no exception. I've got lots of grandsons, great nephews, and 2 sons. This card won't go beggin'.
Supplies: Card Blank 6" X 51/2" White Value Pack-Hobby Lobby, K & Co. Designer Paper-Hopscotch, Inks: Ranger Archival-Jet Black, CTMH-Z2111 Chocolate, Tim Holtz-paper distresser tool, Stamps: Inkadinkado-97635 Round Frames, Coluzzle cutting templates-circle and square, EK Success-1" round punch, small corner rounder, Spare Parts-jumbo round brads, decorative brads-Michael's, pop dots.

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Beverly G

Create A Ribbon Border



I found a fabulous new challenge blog a couple of weeks ago. http://thenextlevelchallenge.blogspot.com The site is chock full of interesting information, tips, and techniques. I missed the first challenge, but was determined to participate in this one because Claire Brennan from http://waltzingmouse.blogspot.com created this really neat ribbon border technique. Being a very competitive person(my husband says) that's one reason I've taken to these challenges like a duck to water, because it is so much fun to see if I can follow the directions and create something comparable to the inventor. My card is not as elaborate as some of the other cards, but I think sometimes simple can stand alone. I enjoyed trying out this new technique, thanks Claire. If you visit here be sure to visit The Next Level, you'll like it.
Supplies: Card Blank 6" X 6" cut from white 12" X 12" textured card stock, red card stock, Stampin Up-Whisper White, tiny heart rosebud paper from my scrap stash, Stamps: Penny Black-Clearly in Love, CTMH-B1303 Golden Years, Ink: CTMH-Z2125 Grey Wool, Coluzzle Square template, ribbon with acrylic hearts-Hobby Lobby, PrismaColor Pencils, blending stumps, Gamsol, glue dots.

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Beverly G

SSS07 & Challenge 43-CCCChallenges

I talked about using flowers on my cards yesterday and here's some flowers. My card buddy Cheryl loves to use glitter. I'd been teasing her about all her bling--my, my this is some bling. I followed the sketch from http://sweetstopsketches.blogspot.com
Sweet Stop Sketch Saturday-SSS07 and the colors are from http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com
Challenge 43-Colour Challenge-Turquoise, Heavenly Blue, Yellow, Hot Pink, she had a sketch there with her colors, so I hope it's o.k. that I used this other sketch.
2 cards to go to meet my personal posting goal today.
Supplies: Card Blank 6" X 6" Square from 12" X 12" piece of textured card stock, yellow, turquoise, and white from my scrap box, Ink: CTMH-Z2167 Creme Brulee, hot pink paper-ColorBok Punch-Out Pack Bright, Stamp: Stampendous Clear Stamp-SSC039 Window Box Set, Fiskars Corner and Emboss punch, ColorBok-pink metal hearts, Bead Party-Bling!Bling! adhesive flowers, Darice-self-stick flower gems, Sharpie pens-Blue, Fushia, American Crafts Elements ribbon-Cupcake.

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Beverly G

Sketch #54-6th June-Mandy's DT Week !

It was my goal to post 3 cards on Thursday 6-11, but I'm 35 minutes into Friday 6-12, sooo now my goal is to post 4 cards today, only 3 to go.
I have found lots of neat challenge sites since my first challenge on http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com
These challenges are really stretching my artistic muscles, better than going to the gym, more fun to me anyway.
I found the http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com
Sketch #54-6th June-Mandy's DT Week !! I don't seem to use flowers that much on my cards, I need to work on that, but I had these expoxy stickers so I stuck them on some brads so they would pop and I liked the way they went with this stamp and sketch.
Supplies: Card Blank Black 61/2" X 5"-Value Pack Hobby Lobby, CTMH-B&T paper-5026 Grey Flannel, black card stock, white card stock, Ink: Ranger Archival-Jet Black, Stamps: Stampin Up-Heart Flutters, PrintWorks Clearly Defined-Q004 Caring Thoughts, ribbon-Michael's, small heart brads, Spare Parts-Jumbo round brads, silver brads, Studio 18-epoxy stickers, EK Success small corner rounder punch, Fiskars-hearts punch, decorative scissors-postage stamp.

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Beverly G

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Friday Sketchers 55


On 6-5-09 I found http://fridaysketchersblog.blogspot.com
This card is for Friday Sketchers 55
I've had this background paper sitting over to the side of my work table for awhile. A couple of months back Tim Holtz www.timholtz.com came up with a new technique using alcohol inks and a can of air. My card buddy Linda is playing around with my alcohol inks right now so I got to thinking and reading around on some other gals blogs. They were talking about using a straw to blow through, sooo--I got out the glossy card stock and my dye reinkers and a straw. Wah Lah! You see the background I came up with. I think I'm being kind of like Picasso right now. He went through all kinds of color periods, I think I'm in purple. It keeps showing up in most of my choices. Unfortunately, I made this background before I started doing challenges so I don't remember the colors I used, but that's the beauty of creating, whatever color you choose is right. This card is very pleasing to my eye, I hope someone else gets pleasure from it also.
Supplies: Card Blank Ivory 61/2" X 5" Value Pack-Hobby Lobby, backgound on butterflys glossy card stock, dye reinkers, straw, my air, The Paper Co-India Gold, K&Co Designer Paper-Hopscotch-Hobby Lobby, Inks: Ranger Archival-Jet Black, CTMH-Z2120Garden Green, Z2123Goldrush, Z2129Hydrangea, Stamps: Studio G-Spread Your Wings, Inkadinkado-98772 Flourishes, CTMH-D1201Frame of Mind, C1004Dragonfly & Friends, Rhinestone stickers-gold,Michael's, Vellum, pop dots, Sharpie Gold Poster Paint Pen.

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Beverly G

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #73



I think I'm pretty close to the sketch over at http://technostamper.blogspot.com
for the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #73. I couldn't get to the link that showed the sketch so I looked at a couple of the samples and pulled my idea from Mary Jo Price-Williams(the very talented young lady who keeps techno stamper going) card, thanks Mary Jo, loved your pink card. I've used these papers on some other cards I have posted and I like the paper so much that I'm trying to use as much as I can til I'm down to little bitty scraps. Let's see frugal, cheap, or going green?
Supplies: Card Blank White 5" X 61/2"-Value Pack Hobby Lobby, Provo Craft Scrap Pad-Bright Kids, Birthday ribbon-Jo-Ann's, Coluzzule Circle, Spellbinders Nestabilities-S4 124 Classic Scallop Circle Lg., Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Stamps: My Sentiments Exactly-Y590 Cupcake B-day, Stampabilities Clear Stamps #572289-CS074 Make A Wish, Hero Arts-adhesive Gemstones.

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Beverly G

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Personal Challenge

This is a personal labor of love today. My grandson Luke broke his thumb over the weekend, so today I wanted to make him something funny to cheer him up. I found this image in my Printmaster 11 suite and I think it pretty well covers anything broken.
Supplies: Card Blank 41/2" X 61/2", computer generated image from Printmaster 11, papers from stash(I've got lots of scraps), Cuttlebug Embossing folder-Feel Better, EK Success Sm. Corner Rounder punch, Ink: Stampin Up-Pacific Point, small blue brads, pop dots.

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Beverly G

TPE-Challenge #18 and CNFS-Flowergal36

I was browsing around the other night and read a girls blog where she made a card that fit 5 challenges. I should have written her blog down, but got distracted and then couldn't find it again. She needs lots of praise. So far I've only been able to get cards made that fit 2 challenges at one time. Oh well, practice, practice, practice. I try to do The Pink Elephant challenge each week. They have a soft spot in my heart because theirs was the first challenge I ever attempted, they have a great blog, pop on over and check it out, you'll like it.
I picked 2 challenges today--the first one is over at http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com
TPE-Challenge #18-Pink, Brown, White
and the second one is at http://cceestampers.blogspot.com
CNFS-Flowergal36-a card with flowers. I've had this stamp for quite a long time and each time I stamp it I think I'll add things to it, but these brads are as close as I have come yet. A simple card, but versatile for several occasions.
Supplies: 6" X 41/2" brown card stock, patterned pink card stock from stash, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Sepia, Ranger Distress Ink-faded jeans, Stamp: CTMH-C1264Lovely Daisy. decorative brads-Jo-Ann's, Scissors-postage stamp.

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Beverly G

Monday, June 8, 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar and Dutch Dare



You gals at Spoon Full of Sugar-Challenge 54-Sketch by Sonja really know how to challenge, this one really made me think.
http://aspoonfullofsugarchallenge.blogspot.com
And when I looked through the challenges I had written down to participate in this one fit: Decorate the inside of your card over at http://dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.com
I used quite a few supplies on this one and I'm pretty pleased with the out come.
Supplies: Card Blank-6" X 6" card, I got 2 cards out of one sheet of 12" X 12" piece of card stock, papers: American Traditional 12" X 12" Scrapbook Bundle Celebrate, Inks: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, CTMH-Z2110Buttercup, Z2126 Heavenly Blue, Z2164 Sorbet, Z2102Baby Pink, Z2112Citrus Leaf, CTMH markers-Sunny Yellow, Sunflower, Heavenly Blue, Sorbet, Bubblegum, Baby Pink, Citrus Leaf, Sakura Gelly Roll pen-Clear Star, Ranger Stickles-Frosted Lace, CTMH craft buttons, Hemp Cord-yellow and pink, Sizzlits-Funky Square Tags, Stamps: Stamps by Judith-peg dots, peg cake, peg heart, My Sentiments Exactly-Y571, Will N Way Clear Stamps-WWST-4815, Hero Arts-CL139Birthday Messages, Hero Arts-CL277Birthday Frames.

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Beverly G