Monday, February 28, 2011

Naughty or Nice ?

I have to start this post out by saying--
Last year at this time I didn't do vintage cards. I've always loved vintage things, but just didn't seem to be able to jump start any ideas. There are so many talented vintage artists out there and by jumping around in blog land I kind of started dabbling. I haven't mastered the technique just yet, but I think I'm improving.
I got this so cute vintage image from Google images. I just love her saucy pose, her striped stockings, and I wish you could see her red chunky shoes.
I used my Holly Ribbons embossing folder to give the green some texture and one of my favorite corner punches, stamp decorative scissors, ticket stamps. Of course, everything you buy is your favorites or you wouldn't have purchased it :-)

1 Challenge:
Supplies: Ivory Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: The Paper Studio-Season's Greetings Paper Pack, Stampin Up-Very Vanilla, Stamps: Whimsy Stamps-Holiday Ticket Sentiments, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Sepia, Soft Suede marker, Cuttlebug embossing folder-Holly Ribbons, Marvy decorative corner punch, Fiskars stamp decorative scissors, Creative Impressions-heart brad, jewelry cord-gold, Google image, Michael Richard's-metal dots, Stampin Up dimensionals.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Dragonfly Distress

I've combined 2 Challenges:
Birthdays don't always have to be about cake and ice cream. We're all ready for Spring this year, so I used these pretty spring papers and stamps. I just love these tiny dragonfly charms.

Supplies: Always Artichoke 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card blank, Papers: Stampin Up-Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, DCWV-The Old World Mat Stack, Basic Grey-Green at Heart, pink card stock unknown, Stamps: Hampton Art Studio G, Stampin Up-Bliss, Ink: Stampin Up-Early Expresso, Old Olive, Distress Ink-victorian velvet, Tim Holtz distress tool,Stampin Up-1 3/4" and 2 1/2" circle punches, Fiskars corner rounder, Fiskars Circles-1 template, Michael's-jewelry essentials charms, silver jewelry cord, Stampin Up dimensionals.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I found this sheet of paper with all these crowns on it in my stash. No clue who, what, or where. I had already found this neat quote and I decided to go with a whimsical approach for these 2 Challenges:

Supplies: Real Red Card Blank 4 1/4" X 5 1/2", Papers: Stampin Up-Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, crown paper unknown, Stamp: Hot Off The Press-Flights of Fancy, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, VersaMark, CTMH gold embossing powder, Spellbinders Nestabilities-Labels One, Michael Richard's crystal stickers, Prima pearl sticker, Crown brad unknown, $ Store fibers.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Teapot Card

I love shaped cards. The sponsor at The Shabby Tearoom this week is The Cutting Cafe one of the best sources for shaped cards and digi stamps to go with them. There's a very pretty inspiration photo to go with the Buttons and Bows challenge theme. I tried to mimic the colors pretty close.
I printed the teapot onto Marina Mist and then used some of the Easter paper I got last year. Oh yes, I need to mention also that you get an envelop template with this so you don't have to go hunting around for the perfect size envelop. Love that.
Supplies: Teapot template, Papers: Stampin Up-Marina Mist, Almost Amethyst, Karen Foster Design-Easter Stripes, KI Memories Classic Prints, Stamp: My Sentiments Exactly-Multi Script, Ink: Stampin Up-Soft Suede, DMC floss, Martha Stewart-lacy border punch, Stampin Up-tiny flower punch, Stampin Up-bitty buttons, Stampin Up-adornments Vintage Flowers, ribbon-Offray, glue dots.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Season's Greetings

Jingle Belles and Sketchy Thursdays have paired up this week to give us all a chance to win 2 prizes. You enter your card at both blogs and then next week we see who the lucky artists are.
I can actually give credit where credit is due today--I found the wonderful instructions for this poinsettia on Carla's Scraps, she gives a wonderful tutorial. She's got lots of cool punch art projects. I just love the way this poinsettia comes out with the teeny tiny gold beads in the center.
Challenge  JB08-Sketch

Be sure to click on the links above to check all the fun going on at these two blogs.

Supplies: Always Artichoke card blank, Papers: Stampin Up-Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Designer Series Paper Deck the Halls, Stamp: Stampin Up-Fireside Christmas, Ink: Stampin Up-Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Martha Stewart-leaf punch, The Paper Studio-5 petal punch, Fiskers-corner rounder punch, Stampin Up-Modern Label punch, Eureka Stamps-gold Micro Beads, Amy's Glittering Glue, ribbon and lace-Offray, glue dots, Stampin Up dimensionals.

Before I leave you today I must do some clapping--first, I won a Top 3 at The Shabby Tearoom for my Holiday Cheer card, they liked my water coloring. I love those ladies, they are like the Gingersnappers they have embraced me and my art since the first challenge I entered there. Thank You-Debbie and your Team.
Second, when I got the mail in today I discovered I have been published in March 2011 Vamp Stamp News. My card was one of my first attempts with Copic Markers and a digi stamp.  It is so exciting to see your name and art in print.  Clapping, Clapping, Clapping!!

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Monday, February 21, 2011

Peppermint CD

 I'm sure you can guess what this started out life as. You are correct, a CD, you know back in the olden days when you would get a trial CD in the mail about once a week. My husband, the pack rat/hoarder, recycler, I won't go on because now with all these altered art challenges grabbing my attention I'm joining in the 'Oh I might need that group.'
This is for  Challenge 7-Use A CD/DVD !!
at Bah! Humbug!

I was able to use this Sizzix Candy Cane die that I've had since I started all this card making. I also pulled out my Stampin Up Sweet Treat Cups that I bought last year. The hole in the center just begged for some candy to come out the back of this ornament.  This just might get gifted to my Grandson to give to his Teacher for a Christmas gift. As you can see, I'm still on the punched circles for scallops around the edges.

 Ooops, I just realized the only stamping on this is the stamped scallop circle on the back. Once, you get going with pretty papers and dies, you sometimes forget to pull out some stamps, or I do because at one time in my life I crafted without stamps only scissors, tracing paper, crayons--oh that's enough about the olden days.    

  Supplies:   CD, Papers: Stampin Up- Real Red, Whisper White, DCWV The Christmas Stack, DCWV Glittered The Christmas Mat Stack, Stamp: Fiskars-Winter Wonderland, Ink: Stampin Up-Riding Hood Red, Black Sharpie Fine Point Pen, Sharpie Poster Paint Pen-Red, Stampin Up-Sweet Treat Cups, Sizzix-Candy Cane & Bow die, Spellbinders Nestabilities-Classic Scallop Circle Lg., Nellie Snellen-plain circle from MFD 011, Stampin Up-1 3/4" & 1" circle punches, ribbon-American Crafts, Crop-A-Dile, glue dots.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥                                

Friday, February 18, 2011

Soul Mates

This is a Folded Paper Frame on a 5 1/4" card base. Melissa at Tuesday Morning Sketches gives a link to Splitcoast Stampers so that you can get the instructions to join in on her challenge this week. My new little Inkadinkado stamp set was just perfect for this technique. I'm still corner challenged when I'm sewing the zig-zag stitch, but that would mean I need more practice. I would also like to give you a little hint, which is not original to me, but here goes. The scallops around my sentiment oval are punched circles placed around the edge, so you can put scallops around everything with this technique. Pretty cool, huh?

2 Challenges:
Supplies: 5 1/4" Square River Rock card blank, Papers: Stampin Up-Night of Navy, River Rock, Designer Series Paper Prints Certainly Celery sponged with River Rock ink, Designer Series Paper Pattern Stack Subtles, Stamp: Inkadinkado-Spring Mini Clear Assort., Ink: Stampin Up-Night of Navy, River Rock, River Rock marker, Spellbinders Nestabilities-Classic Scallop Squares Lg. , Stampin Up-Scallop Trim border punch, Marvy small circle punch, Coluzzle Oval Shape cutter template, sewing machine, Stampin Up dimensionals.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Holiday Cheer

I stamped Holiday Cheer all over the background with Cajun Craze onto Sahara Sand stamped off once so it would be kind of subtle, then my image ended up being bigger than I thought so you can't see it very well.  Speaking of the image--after I stamped it with Soft Suede I took my water brush and my ink pads and water colored it. For an amateur, I am very pleased with the out come.
2 Challenges:
Supplies: 5 1/4" Sahara Sand Card Blank, Papers: Stampin Up-Sahara Sand, Marina Mist, Cajun Craze, Designer Series Pattern Pack Subtles, Very Vanilla, Stamps: The Pixie Cottage, Recollections-Say It With Spirit, Ink: Stampin Up-Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, Peach Parfait, Cajun Craze, Blushing Bride, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, Water Brush, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen-Clear Star, Marvy Liquid Applique-White, Color Bok-metal dots, ribbon unknown, Stampin Up dimensionals.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Happy Wishes

Gingersnap Special Content For February:
    Technique of the Month--Basic Marbled Backgound using Shaving

I had been wanting to try this technique for quite some time, so the Gingersnappers just spurred me on. They are great for inspiring us to create outside our comfort level. I do love to try new things, well, new to me. They gave an excellent tutorial that you can print out, with pictures, that's always good for us visual learners.
Depending on what colors of ink you use and how you stir your shaving cream,  you can achieve all different kinds of backgrounds. I used Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, and So Saffron. After I peeled it up, washed it off, and let it dry, I thought it looked like a blustery summers day and the flowers in this stamp look kind of like they are blowing in the breeze.
This was a fun technique, but be prepared to get a little messy and make sure you give your paper plenty of time to dry before stamping.

Supplies: White Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: Stampin Up-Marina Mist, Glossy Card Stock unknown, Stamps: Hero Arts-Card Art Happy Wishes, Stampin Up-Charming, Ink: Stampin Up re-inkers-Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron, Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Sharpie Black Pen, Nellie Snellen die-MFD 014, ribbon-Offray, glue dot.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Queen of Her Own Destiny

First, a little bit of clapping, I made the Top Ten Ginger Gems again over at Gingersnap Creations on the Teabag Template Challenge. The Gingersnap Group has embraced me and my art from the very first challenge I entered. It is so rewarding to be recognized and given wonderful accolades by your peers.
Not only do they have a blog, but they have a Yahoo Group also that has challenges during the month for members. If you're not a member, come on over and be welcomed by a great bunch of artists.
I may have gone a bit overboard on their Recipe Challenge. It is supposed to be: 1 Sparkle, 1 Crown, 1 Red Item
Well, I'm going to jump in and they can judge me from there.
I'm also entering this card over at Stampin' Royalty (no pun intended), the challenge this week is to use your markers. No Copics used here, oops, there is one gray Spica Glitter pen, the rest Stampin Up markers.

2 Challenges: 
Supplies: Ivory Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: CTMH DP, Stampin Up-Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Stamps: Whimsy Stamps-Digital Label, forgot to write down the fonts I used to create the sentiment, Artful Inkables-Steampunk Sarah, The Girls Paperie, Ink: Stampin Up-Cherry Cobbler, Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Distress Ink-tea dye, Stampin Up markers-Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, VersaMark Ink, CTMH silver embossing powder, Spica Glitter Pen, Creative Impressions-small heart brad, Stampin Up dimensionals.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Seasons's Greetings

There's a lot of  things developed as I was creating this card.
First, I must say this is for the challenge at Bah! Humbug!     Challenge 6...Doilies
So, I obviously got out a doily, I only have heart ones, go figure. I knew I wanted a seam binding bow. I learned this technique from The Funkie Junkie . After I chose my papers and stamp set, I got busy scrunching, and spritzing. The doily I mushed on 3 distress ink pads(you'll find the colors in the supply list), then I mixed some Old Olive re-inker in a mini mister and dyed the seam binding, scrunched, and heat dried.
Then it was a matter of stamping, die cutting, and you know what, I just can't leave those edges undone. There's that Sharpie gold paint pen and I just couldn't leave those last 2 corners blank, so I put some gold dots there to finish things off. Well, I better tell you the holly stamp in the top left corner I colored with markers, huffed, stamped, cut out, edged, and hit the berries and the leaves with a gold jelly roll pen. Oh yeah, the heart doily and bow I hit with a couple of spritzes of Smooch Spritz Gold Glow.
Hope you'll be able to see all the sparkly goodness in the photo.

Supplies: Ivory Card Blank 5 1/2" X 6" Halcraft, Papers: The Paper Studio-Season's Greetings Stack, Stampin Up-Very Vanilla, Stamp: Stampin Up-Peaceful Season, Ink: Stampin Up-Old Olive re-inker, Always Artichoke, Distress Ink-aged mahogany, antique linen, tea dye, Stampin Up-Smooch Spritz Gold Glow, Stampin Up markers-Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen-gold, Sharpie Paint Pen-gold, Spellbinders Nestabilities-Labels Four, Recollections-gold dot stickers, Wilton-heart doily, Stampin Up-Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Stampin Up dimensionals, glue dots.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥

No Red, She Said

We have here again some of my favorite Christmas paper-My Mind's Eye Signature Christmas Holiday Glitter Book. I got it last year and have already made quite a few cards with it. You might still be able to get it. I happened to see one at the Hobby Lobby closest to me the other day.
I clear embossed the street lamp with Soft Suede ink and it just so happened that the little snowflake that was already on the paper was in just the right place. Some sponging with Baja Breeze and my trusty Sharpie silver paint pen and silver ribbon finished this off beautifully.

2 Challenges:
Supplies: Ivory Card Blank 5 1/2" X 6" Halcraft, Papers: My Mind's Eye, The Paper Co., Stamp: Inkadinkado-Holiday Words, Ink: Stampin Up-Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, VersaMark, Stampin Up clear embossing powder, Sharpie Poster Paint Pen-silver, Spellbinders Nestabilities-Classic Scallop Circle Lg., Stampin Up- 1 3/4" circle punch, Michael Richard's-silver dot stickers, TomBow Multi-Purpose glue, ribbon-Offray.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Monday, February 14, 2011

Lady Bug Barrow

My little Ladybug Swiss Pixie was perfect for the 2 challenges I'm entering this card in. Red and White and some fussy cutting. I know the Magnolias are popular all over the internet, but for some reason these Swiss Pixies caught my heart.
This card is pretty straight forward, stamping, coloring, cutting, punching, tying a knot.

2 Challenges: 
Supplies: Red Card Blank 4 1/4" X 5 1/2", Papers: Stampin Up-Real Red, Whisper White, Love Impressions Specialty Designer Series Paper, Basic Grey, Stamps: All That Scraps-Swiss Pixies, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Stampin Up-Riding Hood Red, Copic Markers: YR0000,YR00, E00, E21, E04, R27, R29, R89, E33, R02, C0, C3, C5, C7, McGill punch-Vintage Label, Fiskars shape cutter template-Ovals-1, sm. red heart bubble unknown, ribbon-Michael's, Stampin Up dimensionals.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥

King & Queen Bookmarks

 The way this is folded it will open up like a card, but I didn't show that inside as it will say Happy Anniversary and whatever hand written message will apply.
I showed the important parts :-)
This fold is called a Diagonal Double Pocket Card. I got the instructions from Splitcoast Stampers. Once I had decided on the type of card fold I wanted, I went looking for free clip art. I found this couple. They were originally one piece, but had a neat line down the middle and cut apart just perfect after I resized them to bookmark size. They also started out in color, but I printed them in grayscale on Very Vanilla, hit some spots to highlight with red Prismacolor pencil, heat embossed crowns, darts, and ocular with gold, and went around the edges with my trusty Sharpie gold Paint Pen.
This is for the challenge at Gingersnap Creations:
  • GS 89: Kings & Queens

Supplies: Papers: Stampin Up-Love Letter Designer Series Paper, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Stamp: My Sentiments Exactly-Y530 Multi Script, Ink: Stampin Up-Cherry Cobbler, Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, VersaMark Pen, CTMH gold embossing powder, Sharpie Poster Paint Pen-gold, Spellbinders Nestabilities-Labels Ten, Creative Impressions-heart brads, crown brad unknown, ribbon-Offray, Scor-Tape.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Friday, February 11, 2011

True Friends

I guess with all this snowy weather I seem to have finally succumbed to a head cold, but I'm fighting it tooth and nail.
Today, I've been spraying coffee filters and seam binding, scrunching, and drying with the heat gun. Ooh, ooh, lots of messy fingers. Love the non stick craft sheets.
There are so many ways to make these coffee filter flowers so the dies or punches you use  to cut them out with will make them look all different kinds of ways. First, I sprayed the coffee filters with water, then hit them with some Log Cabin Smooch Spritz, scrunched, and heat dried. 3 Lg. petals, 4 Med. petals, 3 Sm. petals and a tiny brad in the center, scrunched it back up, fluffed and hit it with a little bit of Vanilla Smooch Spritz.
You might be asking about the embossed triangle. I saw a YouTube video on this technique and that was before I started writing down the names of the wonderful artists who share their ideas with us. You'll know who you are if you see this and I thank you for your sharing and your expertise. Now, I brayed Crumb Cake ink on the flat side of the folder inserted the Very Vanilla card stock and ran it through the Big Shot. Now, since I've slept since then I don't even remember what she called the technique, but it does come out very vintage.
I also had to color my pearl stickers with a brown Sharpie marker and dab off some of the ink to get my pearl stickers to match my Coffee and Cream color combo.

2 Challenges:
Supplies: 4" X 5 1/2" Chocolate Chip Card Blank, Papers: CTMH-Stripe, Stampin Up-Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Stamp: Heidi Grace-Quotes, Ink: Stampin Up-Crumb Cake, Early Expresso, Stampin Up-Log Cabin and Vanilla Smooch Spritz, Cuttlebug embossing folder-Textile, Stampin Up Sizzlits-Birds & Blooms, Stampin Up-Fancy Flower Punch, Sizzix-Tim Holtz Tattered Florals, The Paper Studio-pearl stickers, ribbon-Offray, The Paper Studio-tiny brad, large glue dot. 

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥  

Sweet Together

Seems like great minds think alike, so I will be having another card show up with a doily on it. Good thing I had some in my stash. I was wandering around this morning with a very small zip lock baggie in my hand thinking I need to save this, so what bunch of stuff will I put this with? Now the trick will be to retrieve it when I need it :-)
I'm loving this pad of pattern paper and these seam binding bows are pretty cool. You just have to make sure you've got your fingers cleaned off so you don't get darker spots where you don't want them, another :-)

2 Challenges:

Supplies: 4" X 5 1/2" Chocolate Chip Card Blank, Papers: Stampin Up-Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizazz, Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack-Subtles, Pink Doily unknown, Stamp: CTMH-D1254 Soul Mates, Ink: Stampin Up-Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Early Expresso, Pear Pizazz, Spellbinders Nestabilities-Labels Ten, Stampin Up-antique brads, Stampin Up-Very Vanilla Seam Binding, glue dots.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Love You Tree

Despite the weather, I got my new Stampin Up order last night, but as usual, I threw in various other companies products. I like to spread the Love around.
3 Challenges: 
Supplies: White Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: Stampin Up-Whisper White, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, The Paper Studio, and some unknown stripe, Stamp: Stampin Up-Valentine Defined, Ink: Stampin Up-Riding Hood Red, Michael Richard's red metal sticker, Coluzzle square template, MFT Stamps-Die-namics Lg. Scallop, McGill-Vintage Label punch, Ribbon-Offray, Stampin Up dimensionals, glue dots.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥ 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Snow Friends

My snowman is smiling and so am I. I got up to great news this morning, my new friends over at Gingersnap Creations chose me to be a Gingergem again. They picked my coffee filter cupcake and featured me in the top 10 Gems for the GC86: Coffee Filter Supply Challenge. I'm sure you can here the clapping going on here.
After a couple of days of general living I'm back in my studio today. I used some silver embossing powder, my Spica Glitter pens, buttons and bows, and my Martha Stewart snowflake corner punch. You'll also recognize my Sharpie silver poster paint pen around the edges. For some reason I just can't leave the edges alone.
3 Challenges:
Supplies: White Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: Stampin Up-Whisper White, Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, Stamp: Inkadinkado-96856, Ink: VersaMark, CTMH silver embossing powder, Sharpie Poster Paint Pen-silver, Spica Glitter Pens, Martha Stewart-snow flurry corner punch, buttons unknown, DMC floss, The Paper Studio-snowflake stickers and gems, glue dots.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥ 

Friday, February 4, 2011

Hello Daisies

I seem to be into flowers today. I don't think the Groundhog saw his shadow so Spring may be just around the corner. Always have been a glass half full girl.
2 Challenges:
Supplies: White Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: Stampin Up-Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack-subtles collection, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Stamps: Stampendous-Four Flower Squares, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Stampin Up-Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, and the markers to match, CTMH ribbon, McGill-Vintage Label punch, Michael Richard's black metal stickers, pop dot, Stampin Up dimensionals.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Thinking of You Posies

I've been wanting to use this set of Glitz It Now distress stamps for awhile now. The challenge at The Shabby Tearoom fit just perfect. We were to make our own pattern paper and embellishments. The sketch at Mojo Monday was a perfect fit for this also. I stamped the distress stamp on the top part of white card stock, inked around the edges, used Scor-Tape to attach the black cord, made my flowers, heat embossed the sentiment, attached the flowers with TomBow Multi Glue, and Wah-Lah a pretty card. Of course, I can't leave out the color combo, which is for the Stamp TV STVCSP11 Color Spotlight Challenge-Bubblegum Pink, Sweet Mango, Black. I wasn't to sure at first, but I think this is a very dramatic effect.
Supplies: 5 1/4" square card, Papers: Stampin Up-Whisper White, Peach Parfait, Basic Black, Regal Rose, Chatterbox-Garden Medallions, Stamps: Stampin Up-Two-Step Stampin Simple Sketches, Glitz It Now-D2961 distressing, Ink: Stampin Up-Peach Parfait, CTMH-Hollyhock, VersaMark, CTMH black embossing powder, Stampin Up-Sizzlits Birds & Blooms, Stampin Up-BoHo Blossoms punch, black cord unknown, Scor-Tape, TomBow Multi Glue. 

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥  

Loving Wishes

Well, we had another 3" of snow last night. The people who are here from Wisconsin should feel right at home. The sun has finally come out and things are starting to melt a little, now all we have to hope is after dark the temps stay above freezing.
This card is for the Stamp TV Sketch Spotlight 11 Challenge
I used a stamp and papers from the Sent With Love Stamp TV Kit  and as usual I like to mix things up a bit so there's also a CTMH stamp, CTMH inks, Stampin Up inks, some little Dress It Up buttons, DMC floss, and Fiskars shape cutter templates. I like to spread the love around because there are so many wonderful companies out there, it's hard to choose just one.
Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Love Sunflower

One last card for tonight. It's very quite outside, my husband went out to shovel the drive before he left for work, but came back in saying it's a inch thick sheet of ice. He'll have to be very careful going in tonight.
This is a bright cheery card to counter act the snow.
This is the photo for the inspiration:

Supplies: White Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: green and yellow patterned paper unknown, Stampin Up-Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Stamp: Inkadinkado-Spring Mini Clear Assortment, Ink: VersaMark, Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Stampin Up-Pear Pizazz, Always Artichoke, Daffodil Delight, Daffodil Delight marker, Stampin Up clear embossing powder, Spellbinders Nestabilities-Lg. classic Inverted Scalloped Square, Colorbok metal dots colored with a Sharpie marker, American Crafts-ribbon, Stampin Up dimensionals.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥ 

Teabag Holder

 Gingersnap Creations: GC87: Random Redhead  Challenge- Tea Bag Template    

This is my take on this challenge at Gingersnap Creations. I've really enjoyed playing at their place and being in their Yahoo Group. They do such a variety of things and have lots of great tutorials to go with many of the projects and challenges. Always generous,  they even provided a template for this one.
I used double-sided paper inked up the edges and finally stamped this Shirley's2Girls stamp I've had for over a year. When you get to their web site click on their blog and then it will direct you to their Etsy shop.
I've been trying to use more of my dies lately to jazz things up a bit and this die worked great when I stamped this stamp in 2 parts.

 Supplies: Tea Bag Template, Papers: DaisyD's-Ric Rac Stripe, Stampin Up-Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight, Stamp: Shirley's2Girls-Coffee Hearts, Rubber Stamp Tapestry-tiny heart,  Ink: Stampin Up-Soft suede, Cherry Cobbler, Stampin Up markers-Pear Pizazz, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Spellbinders Nestabilities-Labels Two, Marvy small circle punch, regular hole punch, Fiskars decorative border punch-Scallop Sentiment, ribbon-Offray, glue dots.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Eyelet Xmas Tree

I think I've got most of my general living out of the way for the next few days and I will be able to make some cards and other projects.
We got 3 inches of snow last night, not near the big storm that will be hitting the northeast US, but this is way more snow than we are used to here in N. Tx., and on top of everything we've got all these people here for the Super Bowl. Of course, a bunch of them are from the north so maybe they know how to drive safely in this mess.
Onto my card--We have a simple sketch from Amy Tsuruta at jingle belles challenge blog. I got this cute little stamp and the pack of eyelets to go with it at the Mesquite, Tx., StampScrapArtTour in Jan. and when I saw this sketch this immediately came into my mind.
You've still got time to play, so hop over and enter into the fun.
Supplies: White Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: K&Co Let It Snow Paper Pad, Stampin Up-Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White, Ink: Stampin Up-Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red, Stamps: Stamp Doctor-Mini Squiggle Tree, Stamp Doctor-Small Tree Mix eyelets, Michael Richards red metal stickers, Fiskars shape cutter template-Tags-1, We R Memory Keepers-Ex. Lg. white eyelets, Magic Matter, American Crafts-ribbon, Stampin Up-ticket punch, Stampin Up dimensionals.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥