Friday, October 30, 2009

Thankful Swirls

I had a card goal set for myself today, but alas didn't make the goal. Tomorrow is a new day and I will set a new goal, as my card says I'm very thankful, grateful, and appreciative to be able to set new goals. Speaking of this saying, Wednesday I received my new order from Stampin Up, this was one of the new stamp sets I had ordered and these are some of the fibers that my friend and I share when we find deals at the dollar store. At the Sketch and Stash Challenge we are always supposed to say what new or used things we have created with.
I seem to be stuck on 3Challenges:
Supplies: Ivory Card Blank 5" X 6 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: Stampin Up, Stamp: Stampin Up-Wandering Words, CTMH-D1181 Autumn Splendor, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Sepia, Ranger Adirondack-Woodlands, VersaMark Ink Pad, Stampin Up Clear embossing powder, Stampin Up-Sizzix Flourish, Marvy corner punch, The Paper Studio-sq. brads and mini heart brad, fibers from dollar store, pop dots.

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Beverly G

Owl Conversation



I don't know why the card came out looking purple, but as usual I'm no camera whiz, and the battery on my camera is low, going to replace that tomorrow, hope that solves part of the problem. On to the challenges:
Supplies: Ivory Card Blank 5" X 6 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: Debbie Mumm, Stampin Up-Very Vanilla, all others my stash, Stamps: Inky Antics-M5-2257-J, Inky Antics-E2-1571-E, Stamp Tapestry, Inks: Ranger Archival Ink-Sepia, Ranger Adirondack-Woodlands, Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, CTMH marker-chocolate, Elmer's copper leafing pen, Coluzzle templates-rectangle, circle, metal rim tag, EK Success-sm. corner rounder punch, Martha Stewart-fern leaf punch, Prima Flowers, Stampin Up-Pretties Kit brad, ribbon-Michael's, mini heart brad, pop dots.

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Beverly G

Thursday, October 29, 2009

You Rock!



I need to amend this post to include another challenge. Last evening I didn't look at my list of challenges to do list close enough, so scroll down to see the added challenge.
I wish the guitar background paper had photographed better. The guitars are silver, that's the first photo I'm not real pleased with since my hubby got me my new photo light box setup. It looks good in person. I find myself collecting more and more Inkadinkado stamps, they really catch my eye.
3 Challenges:
Supplies: Black Card Blank 6 1/2" X 5" Halcraft, Paper: Wassau Silver Metallic card stock, DCWV-Rock Guitars Silver Foil, black, red, grey from stash, Stamps: Inkadinkado-98693 Rock Star, CTMH-C1257 Happy Birthday, Inks: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, VersaMark ink pad, Stampin Up Clear Embossing Powder,CTMH marker-cranberry, Ranger distress tool, Hot Off the Press-Music Note Brads, Cuttlebug embossing folder-Diamond Plate, black pop dots.

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Beverly G

Triple Trees


I've had this set of stamps for quite some time, just thought they were so cute. I saw a lot of gals using them and then didn't want to copy them, their cards were really cute. So, I've let them sit and tonight when I was choosing papers and thinking of what to do for the Colour Q challenge it came to me in a flash, my little trees. This was even my own sketch. Of course, when you do so many sketch challenges I'm sure that this sketch is somewhere in my mind that I've seen from someone else's challenge, pretty basic 3 in a row. I think it turned out kind of neat though.
1 Challenge:
  • CQC #4 http://colourq.blogspot.com
Supplies: Ivory Card Blank 6 1/2" X 5" Halcraft, Stamps: Stampin Up: Trnedy Trees,Papers: Stampin Up, DCWV-The Fall Glitter Mat Stack, Ink: Kaleidacolor-Autumn Leaves, CTMH-Z2135 New England Ivy, Z2108 Brown Bag, Stampin Up-Bravo Burgandy, Coluzzle Oval template, Spellbinders Nestabilities-Lg. Classic Scallop Oval, Punches: EK Success-Scallop/Diamond, Stampin Up: Modern Label, Word Window, Stampin Up: Sizzix texture plate Distressed, fibers: EK Success Adornments, mini heart brads colored w/Elmer's copper leafing pen, pop dots.

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Beverly G

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Warm Holiday Wishes

I have followed Karen Giron's blog for awhile, she's a very talented lady and Stampin Up has now acknowledged her. How wonderful, and congrats Karen if you read this. Hop over to her blog and read about her success.
2 Challenges:
Supplies:Vanilla Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" Halcraft, papers from my stash, Stamps: Inkadinkado-97734 Warm Holiday Wishes, CTMH-C1291 Gift of Love, Cuttlebug embossing folder-Textile, Inks: VersaMark ink pad, CTMH-Z2127 Holiday Red, Z2121 Garnet, Stampin Up-clear embossing powder, Sharpie Poster Paint Pen-gold, CTMH marker-cranberry, mini red heart sticker, ribbon-Offray, small gold brad, pop dots.

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Beverly G


Spooky Stair Step


I've never tried one of these stair step cards before because they lend themselves to be a scene and I don't consider myself to proficient at scenes, but Check It Out---I think this card turned out pretty darn cute!
These are the challenges I think this card will qualify for:
This was a fun one, but it took quite a few supplies:
Dimensions on fold found at SAS Project Tuesday, green picket fence paper:Stampin Up, Martha Stewart:picket fence punch(had to have it), all other papers from my stash, Stamps: Recollections-Halloween, MSE!-Q704, Little Yellow Bicycle-HW-210, Fiskars Li'l Davis Designs-Spooky Frightful, Inks: VersaMark Ink pad, Stampin Up-Dusty Durange, CTMH-Z2150Sunflower, Chalk Box Chalk Ink-Autumn Pastels, orange Sharpie marker, CTMH markers: citrus leaf, black, goldrush, Marvy LePlumeII: orange, Fiskars Shape cutter: Circles-1, Cuttlebug embossing folder: D'vine Swirls, Stampin Up: Modern Label punch, The Paper Studio: mini heart brads, glue dots pop dots.

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Beverly G

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving



Closing down for the day, 5 min. to midnight. What a fun day! I got to spend the whole day in my card room and participated in my first blog hop. That was super fun. It's amazing how many talented artists there are in the world.
This card is for 2 challenges:
Supplies: Card Blank 5 1/4" X 7 1/4" The Paper Co., all papers are from my scrap stash(I'm so bad, once it goes in the scrap box I lose track of whose it is), Stamps: CTMH-D1283, D1232, Stampin Up Jumbo Wheel-Bright Blessings, Inks: Stampin Up-Bravo Burgandy, Kaleidacolor-Autumn Leaves, VersaMark Ink pad, Marvy's Heritage Ink pad-Pond Green, Ranger Distress embossing powder-tea dye, Stampin Up-ticket punch, Colorbok-metal dots, ribbon: EK Success Adornments, tiny gold heart: Peel Off, pop dots.

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Beverly G

Heart's Get Well Soon



Good afternoon! I'm taking part in my first blog hop at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge . It's been very interesting so far. I had to stop at Line's blog http://lineskortmakeri.blogspot.com because she challenged us to make a Get Well or Thinking of You card. I've had this heart paper from The Paper Studio for awhile. I've tried using it several times, but today was the day. Line really impressed me because she does the front, inside, and back of her cards so they're pretty no matter which way you handle them. My Grandmother and Mom started me doing crafts at a very young age and the main thing my Grandmother always stressed was the back and inside always had to look as good as the front.
If you've got some time and like to do blog hops or have never done one like me, hop over to Stamptacular and have some fun and compete for some neat prizes, also.

Supplies: Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" Kraft Note Cards, Papers: The Paper Studio, Marco's, and some from my scrap stash, Stamps: Clearly Wordsworth, Heidi Grace, Ink: Stampin Up-Bravo Burgandy, VersaMark Ink pad, Stampin Up-clear embossing powder, ribbon and cord from my scrap stash, decorative scissors.

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Beverly G

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Orange Halloween


This evening I started out with a sketch from Mojo Monday , I haven't played there in a long time. Then I looked over my list of challenges that I had jotted down over the last couple of days to see if I might be able to combine some challenges. Low and behold, by the time I got through putting this card together it will qualify for 6 challenges all together, and on top of that I just love the card.
The challenges are as follows:
Supplies: Card Blank 5 1/4" X 7 1/4" The Paper Company, papers: Stampin Up, Debbie Mum Harvest & Holiday paper pad, Wausau Metallic card stock-copper, white card stock, Stamps: Inkadinkado, Recollections Clear Stamps Halloween, Ink: Stampin Up-Dusty Durango, orange Sharpie pen, Marvy Le Plume II marker-pale orange, CTMH marker-orange, pearl sticker dots, Gold Metal Rim Tag-Scrap Essentials, orange hemp cord-Fashion Naturals, ribbon-American Crafts, ticket punch-Stampin Up, glue dots.

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Beverly

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cupcakes Forever!



Wow, 2 cards before midnight, a record for me, I believe.
I made up my own colors on this one, and used Mary Jo's TSSC92 sketch over at http://technostamper.blogspot.com , she's on my list of favs, check her out, very talented and generous lady.
I think this will work for some of my guy birthdays. Closing up for the night, getting hubby off to work. Tomorrow is a big day, I've got my confidence up, I'm going to get some cards ready and send in to a couple of magazines, I might accidentally get published, so in 2010 you might hear and see a very excited lady.

Supplies: Card Blank: 51/4" X 71/4" Value Pack Hobby Lobby, papers from my stash, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Happy Birthday, Spellbinders Nestabilities: Labels One, Inks: Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Marvy Le Plume marker: pale orange, Stampin Up marker: crushed curry, CTMH markers: blush, taffy, crystal blue, cranberry, sunny yellow, petal, parchment, outdoor denim, bubblegum, baby pink, brown bag, sorbet, orange, Stamps: Studio G Clear Stamps: VC0004 Series 27, Paper Studio Spare Parts: mini heart brads, Paper Studio: Bubble-A-Bilities, EK Success: 1" circle punch, EK Success Stampin Up: modern label punch, ribbon: Hobby Lobby, pop dots.

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Beverly G

Look Out Ghost



One card so far today. Now that I'm back in my card room I've got lots of ideas swirling in my mind. I worked on my blog layout today and added my favorite challenges by the day they fall on, under all the banners I've been able to figure out how to retrieve so far. I did not put on there and I should put it at the top of those the Mother of all challenge blogs http://dailydare4u.blogspot.com . Deb Felts does a wonderful job of providing lots of sites to fuel all our junkie fire.
I think I've hit 5 challenges with this card. 3 of the challenges had very similar colors, one wanted Things that go Bump in the Night, and one is the sketch with a spin, we were to use something recycled, I used a piece of chip board from the bottom of the sack that my cats food came in to stamp and emboss my purple ghost. Check out the clickable links below for lots of great inspiration.
Supplies: Card Blank: Black 5" X 61/2" Value Pack Hobby Lobby, Designer Paper: WeRMemory Keepers Halloween Scrapbook Pad, buttons, photo tab, and look out arrow from that pad also, Stampin Up papers: pumpkin pie, crushed curry, apricot appeal, Doodlebug Designs: purple velvet brad, Stamps: Little Yellow Bicycle-HW210, Ranger Distress Tool, Inks: Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, CTMH-Z2161-Petal, VersaMark Ink Pad, JoAnn's Clear Embossing Powder, CTMH markers: black, sunflower, Stampin Up marker: dusty durango, orange hemp cord,black pop dots.

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Beverly G

Teapot & Heart Girl



I got 2 cards made, I was going to say today, but I see it's after midnight, so I got 2 cards made yesterday. It started raining at 4:30 a.m. yesterday morning and has been raining steadily all day. I am so glad we are at the top of the hill in our neighborhood because I know in my heart that our house we moved from 3 yrs. ago because of flooding is probably flooded.
Onto my cards, cause I think they turned out pretty cute.
The first card is for 3 challenges:
The second card is for 2 challenges:
  • The sketch is from http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com they were the first challenge I ever entered, so I like to credit those ladies for helping to create this challenge junkie.
  • The 2nd challenge is back over at http://cceestampers.blogspot.com it is for their regular Monday challenge and it is CNFS-Sparkle Girl. We were to include the Faux Silk technique on our card, and since I had never tried this before it was a neat challenge within a challenge. It is the middle panel on the front of the card, I think it turned out pretty neat and I'll be using this technique some more. It was fun, there is a clickable link on the cceestampers blog for the instructions.
Supplies for Card 1: Stampin Up papers: Soft Suede, Handsome Hunter, Sage Shadow, Blush Blossom, Card is cut from Soft Suede 7" X 10" and folded in half, white tissue paper, UHU Glue Stick, pink and white polka dot paper from my stash, Inks: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Whispers: Chestnut, Stampin Up: Whisper White, touch of pink water color, VersaMark Ink Pad, Zing! Opaque Embossing Powder: Brownie, CTMH marker: brown bag, Stamps: MFT Stamps-You Take the Cake, Rubbernecker Stamps: Sm. Tea Cup w/Heart, Lg. Teapot w/Hearts. Stampin Up: Sizzix texture plate-Lg. Dots, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Swiss Dots, Fiskars Punch: Threading Water, ribbon Hobby Lobby, acrylic heart bubbles, pop dots.

Supplies for Card 2: Card cut 6" X 12" folded in half from red textured card stock, white card stock, black card stock from my stash, Chatter Box Inc: Pink on Red hearts Designer paper, white tissue paper, UHU Glue Stick, Stamps: Inkadinkado: Heartstrings background stamp, Great Impressions: G244 Heart Girl, CTMH: C1257 Happy Birthday, D1309 Heartthrob, Michael's: Rhinestone stickers, Inks: Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, CTMH: Z2116 Cranberry, Marvy LePlume: pale pink, crimson lake, bubble gum pink, CTMH markers: cranberry, baby pink, hollyhock, blush, Sakura Gelly Roll pen: Clear Star, Fiskars Punch: Threading Water.

It seems like alot of supplies when I list them like this. There's lots of talent on all these challenges, hope you browse around and admire everybodys pretties.

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Beverly G

Friday, October 16, 2009

Slippers and Cards Again





One pair of slippers today. Just had to post a picture, a new pattern, I just loved the way the loopy cuff turned out.
Squeezed in a couple of cards after dinner and after I got hubby off to work. The first one is a Joy Christmas card and it is for the Stamps and Smiles Sketch Challenge 36 at http://sasthefreshbatch.blogspot.com . I used the Magic of the Season paper pack and the stamps to go with it from Hobby Lobby, the black, red, and cream theme really caught my eye.
The second card I'm entering in 2 challenges:
On this card I used We R Memory Keepers Halloween Scrapbook Pad. I've got to give a quick shout out to Remember When...Scrapbook Store in Whitesboro, Tx. www.shoprememberwhen.com We have so few independent store owners left that when we find a wonderful store tucked in a small town in N. Texas we ought to give them some of our business. Check them out, they're very nice people. Now, back to supplies. Happy Halloween stamp-Little Yellow Bicycle, CTMH Goldrush embossing powder, orange dot stickers, ribbon from Hobby Lobby.

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Beverly G

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Slippers and a Card



I want to start this post with a big shout out to Joyce Lucas. She is the founder of The Pink Slipper Project . She and a whole lot of other talented people are donating slippers to women's and young women's shelters across the country. Please hop over and check out her web site, she provides patterns and lots of interesting information. She even lets non sewers like myself participate in her project. I have 4 pair of slippers finished and plan to get at least 4 more finished this week to get in the mail Monday.
After making the big push to finish my afghan project(15 afghans), that was a huge personal success and the big push on World Card making day I've kind of been MIA from my card room.
This evening was a quick card. I always check The Daily Dare to see what's new in the challenge world. http://sherrodstudio.blogspot.com is hosting a new Tuesday Throwdown Challenge so to start getting my artistic mojo going again I'm entering this card in their challenge.
This card was made with American Traditional Celebrate Scrapbook bundle papers, Fiskars-how many candles clear stamps, Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink, ribbon from Hobby Lobby, and my trusty Value Packs of Card Blanks from Hobby Lobby-this one is 5 1/2" X 4" so I made 2 of these cards and started a new box of cards to mail to Operation Write Home .

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Beverly G

Sunday, October 4, 2009

World Card Making Day



My friend Linda came over yesterday for a fun day of card making and boy did we have fun. We had decided to dedicate yesterday to filling our first box of cards to go to the Operation Write Home project, this is the new name for Cards For Heroes. We have been interested in getting involved in this for a while now and what a perfect day to start such a worthy project.
The first picture you see above are some cards Linda made yesterday, I'm posting them here, and clapping her, she makes some really fantastic cards and doesn't get the clapping she deserves.
The second picture is the card I'm going to use for my Christmas cards this year. In 2007 I purchased the Festive Christmas Card Set from the Paper Cut at the January Grapevine Stamp Show, pop over and check out their site, they have a lot of neat cards in shapes and envelops to match, you might find something you like too. There are 50 cards with the stamps and ribbon and every thing cut to make the cards. I just loved the stamp and the saying and these were going to be my Christmas cards that year, but the best laid plans sometimes go by the way side. I thought to myself what a way to share, so I decided to make 25 for Operation Write Home and 25 for myself, so I guess saving that project til now was what was intended all along.
Then to our surprise late yesterday afternoon our friend Cheryl came over for an early surprise birthday for Linda and to work on some invitations she was making for a friend. We noshed on sandwich, veggie, and fruit trays and had some gourmet strawberry cupcakes that Cheryl brought us. We were putting the finishing touches on our Operation Write Home box until 10 p.m.,we filled it with 68 cards, not to bad for a first box.It's been awhile since I've been in my card room and it was a really fun day and a fun way to be creative.

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Beverly G