Saturday, April 30, 2011

Circles Xmas Tree

Jingle Belles     JB 18-Cardstock Christmas-(no patterned paper)

Jess Moyer from Basic Jess has brought us the prompt at Jingle Belles this week. I decided to skip a bunch of embellishments and let this cute circle tree take center stage. I did some heat embossing to give everything some tactile feel and used my clear star Gelly Roll Pen to finish off the background with some sparkly dots. Very simple and cute. 

Supplies: Green Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: SU-Real Red, Whisper White, Stamps: DeNami Design-circle tree, Autumn Leaves-Flourishes, Recollections-Merry Merry, Ink: SU-Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, VersaMark, SU clear embossing powder, CTMH red embossing powder, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen-clear star, SU markers-Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Punches: Marvy-5/8" circle, SU-1/2", 3/4" circles, SU-Build A Cupcake punch, Spica Lipstick Red glitter pen, SU dimensionals. 

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Beverly G ♥

Vintage Butterfly

Card Patterns     Sketch 113
CCEE Stampers     CCEE 1117-Add A Butterfly
Theme Thursday     Theme Thrusday: Vintage

Theme Thursday is a new challenge for me. They look like they are going to be a fun place to play. They encourage all supplies and lots of different themes. I like that because I usually like to use several different companies products on one card unless otherwise specified. I try to spread the love around.
I haven't played at CCEE Stampers for awhile, but I have gotten off to a slow start this year, and I love Card Patterns, they always have great sketches and lots of cool prizes and Guest Artists.
This card is pretty straight forward no extreme techniques. I heat embossed the butterfly and colored it with my water brush with ink off the ink pad to pick up the colors in the background to keep it pleasingly tied together.
Supplies: Ivory Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: SU-Designer Series Paper Botanical Gazette, Stamp: SU-All A Flutter, Ink:SU-Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, VersaMark, SU clear embossing powder, Spellbinders Nestabilities-Classic Scallop Circle Lg., SU-antique brads, ribbon and lace-Offray, SU dimensionals, glue dots.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Fabulous Floss

 Our Creative Corner     Fabulous Floss

 A Great Good Saturday Morning to Everyone!
I am honored to announce that the Design Team at Our Creative Corner have chosen me to be Guest Designer for their challenge this week. Over the last couple of months I've won a Top 3 Award and Top Talent Award. I say this to encourage you all to hop over and participate in the fun challenge this week. All levels of expertise are welcome and the Design Team always have a wonderful array of samples to inspire you for the fun challenges they set each week.
When I read the email with the prompt for this week Fabulous Floss, Spirelli immediately came to my mind. I have been wanting to try my hand at this technique for quite some time but just couldn't decide what kind of a card to showcase it on. 
Since Spring has sprung I decided on some pretty pink flowers. I used the 1 3/4" scallop from my Spellbinders scallop circle die, but most any scallop punch will do or you can even download some spirelli patterns and cut them out by hand if you search around on the internet. With all the neat tools around these days there aren't too many of us hand cutters left. I do love my Big Shot and dies, but the two smaller flowers and the little bees are hand cut.
  I had a couple of colors of shiny pink embroidery floss which I split to one strand and wrapped between the scallops then added the brad for the center.   After I ran the darker pink base through the tulip frame embossing folder and finished with all the french knots, I couldn't resist adding a couple of little visiting bees and a Happy Birthday sentiment.  We've got quite a few family birthdays coming up in May so I'm getting a jump start on my birthday card stash.
It's been a pleasure bringing you my Guest Designer take on this fun challenge. I hope you all will hop over and join in so we can see what ideas you come up with to dazzle us with Fabulous Floss.

Supplies: White Card Blank 5" X 6 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: SU-Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Stamps: SU-Sweet Summer, Happy Moments, Inks: SU-Pear Pizazz, Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, SU Textured Impressions Framed Tulips, Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scallop Circle Lg., SU Pretties Kit-brad, DMC Embroidery Floss, Fiskars Decorative Corner Punch, SU dimensionals, glue dots. 

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥ 
 

Friday, April 29, 2011

Crown Jewels

Studio L 3     GM05: A new Dimension!
Order of the Opus Gluei     Challenge #99-The Crown Jewels
Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog     QC2011-Challenge 9: A right Royal Affair

A 6 X 6 wall hanging that fit right in with the Royal Wedding today. Seems like everything went off with out a hitch across the pond and the two newlyweds do make an elegant couple. 
The Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog is new to me and it looks like it's going to a fun one to have on the list because they like to see artists use all kinds of materials and make lots of different projects.
Can't forget to give a shout out to Tim. I used quite a few of his products on this project and this embedding technique is very interesting.
After you've seen what I have done with these 3 challenges don't forget to click on the links and check out all the other talented and clever artists that have entered these challenges as well.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Asian Fan

Gingersnap Creations     GC99: Random Redhead Challenge-Fans

Who would have thought I had any Asian creations in me, but that is the beauty of challenges, they cause us to think outside our comfort zone and come up with new and fresh creations.
I studied Juliet Arright's tutorial on the Dahlia Fold and this is the fan that came into being. This is the year of the Rabbit and I found this free paper on a site that I was Googleing Chinese fans and sadly I did not write it down and then I couldn't find it again. It was not double sided so I glued it to a gold circle and then folded, so my fold doesn't lay as flat as the tutorial, but that's o.k. because I wanted those cute little rabbits to show a little. Not to bad for a first go.
The little red flowers at the corners started out as a blob at one corner so I quickly pulled some petals around with the end of a needle while the ink was still wet and I think they added a nice little touch. I tell you this to let you know that you can sometimes save small disasters and turn them to your advantage. 

Supplies: Black Card Blank 5" X 6 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: SU-Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Brushed Gold, Stamps: SU-Fabulous Flowers, Well Scripted, Ink: VersaMark, Sharpie Poster Paint Pens-red and gold, Cuttlebug decorative corner die, SU punches-1 1/2" circle, Boho Blossoms, Recollections gold dot stickers, The Paper Studio-tiny brad, tassel unknown, Scor-Tape.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥ 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Chinese Mist Scroll

Gingersnap Creations
  •     GC98: Spicy Supply Challenge-Mists
I have been mulling this challenge over for a couple of weeks. I wanted to do something with mists behind a transparency. This brought to mind chinese scroll paintings I have seen. I went to Google free images and found the image I wanted, printed it on an ink jet adhesive back transparency. I sprayed a piece of computer paper with Mother Rubber Moon Shadow Mist Smoky Sapphire.
While that was drying, I got busy making the scroll.
I used a clear plastic straw cut in half and colored with a black sharpie pen. I cut another piece of computer paper the width I wanted it, and began distressing it with Old Paper, Pumice Stone, and Tea Dye ink. I then rolled it around the straws using Scor-Tape to hold in place. Cut a piece of the asian paper I got from Ten Two Studios, edged it with black sharpie, glued it onto the scroll with Studio Multi-Medium Matte. I attached my transparency to the misted computer paper and cut around it, then attached it to scroll with Scor-Tape.  I printed my proverb onto card stock weight vellum, tore it, distressed the edges and glued it onto scroll with the same Multi-Medium, attached the 2 coins with Scor-Tape. Black #3 DMC Floss doubled and tied in a knot which is pulled back into straw so only the cord is showing.
This concludes my take on an ancient Chinese Scroll. I know everyone probably gets tired of me talking about clapping myself, but I am so pleased with how this turned out that I'm going to say, "TA DA!".

Supplies: Computer paper, plastic straw, black sharpie pen, Moon Shadow Mist Smoky Sapphire, Grafix Clear Adhesive Back Transparency, Google image, Orient Express metal charms, Distress Ink-Tea Dye, Pumice  Stone, Old Paper, SU card stock vellum, Studio Multi-Medium Matte, DMC #3 black floss, Scor-Tape.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Whole Herd

A really cute free image from Google, a stamped frame around it, a cool embossing folder, some ribbon, and a cute sentiment. A quick card for a Happy Birthday.
2 Challenges:
Supplies: White Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" The Paper Studio, Papers: Stampin Up-Soft Suede, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Stamp: Stampin Up-Plane & Simple, Ink: SU-Soft Suede, Old Olive, SU-Textured Impressions Square Lattice embossing folder, ribbon-Offray, SU dimensionals, glue dots.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Tidings of Joy

I've gotten to enter all 3 of my favorite Christmas challenges this week. Yay!!
I've used the sketch from The Paper Players with a tiny bit of tweaking, hope they let me squeeze through. I just moved a couple of things around Lesley.
I was a little skeptical about Crafty Hazelnut's Yellow prompt, but after I got this card together I think it turned out kind of pretty. You can never go wrong with green and gold and some yellow thrown in.

Supplies: White Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" The Paper Studio, Papers: Stampin Up-Always Artichoke, Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack-Subtles, Stamps: Stampin Up-Angelic Joy, Elements of Style, A Greeting for all Reasons, Ink: VersaMark, gold embossing powder, Scallop Trim border punch, Decorative Label punch, Fiskars Oval shape template, ribbon unknown, dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Life & Love

This is my closing card for this evening.
It's for 3 Challenges:
I love to make easel cards, they are just a little difficult to photograph. This card folds down to become a 41/4" X 5 1/2" card.
These yummy papers, a wonderful stamp set, some lace and ribbon make a very pretty card.

Supplies: Papers: Stampin Up-Night of Navy, Designer Series Paper Paisley Petals, Very Vanilla, Stamp: Vintage Vogue, Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Peach Parfait, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, tiny brad, lace and ribbon unknown.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Santa Himself

Finally managed to get a card made for Bah! Humbug! I participated in all their challenges last year, so I have really missed not being able to join in every challenge this year, but if these talented gals hang in there they'll be back again next year. If you haven't checked out their blog be sure to hop over, they have been having some very talented guest designers with them this year.
As I post this I have discovered that Bree is having to shut down Get Sketchy due to a career change. I will miss this site tremendously, it is one of the first challenges I found when I started blogging. Good Luck Bree with the new changes in your life--all the best to you and yours.
Supplies: Ivory Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" Halcraft, Papers-The Paper Studio-Greetings of the Season, Stampin Up-Very Vanilla, Stamp: Inkadinkado-Holiday Words, Ink: Stampin Up-Always Artichoke, VersaMark, Stampin Up clear embossing powder, Sharpie Paint Pen-gold, Coluzzle shape cutter template-Oval, gold stretchy cord, Recollections gold dot stickers, Stampin Up dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Christmas Roses & Cookies

 I'm starting this Tuesday afternoon with a bold project for:
When I tore the red cellophane off my Valentine candy box, I thought to myself--hmm-I bet I can do something with this. People have been making flowers out of all kinds of ribbons, papers, coffee filters, so today you have roses made out of red cello. The large rose has a circle base, then I cut a long strip of cello and glue dots and began to twirl and twist and stick. The bud is just tightly twirled with glue dots.
This is all attached to one of my empty cookie tins from my favorite butter cookies.
Sometimes when I'm using pretty papers and trims I forget to stamp something, but I had this cool tag with the perfect words.
Supplies: Cookie Tin, Red Cello, Papers: The Paper Studio-Season's Greetings, Stamp: CTMH-D1177 No Peeking, Ink: Stampin Up-Always Artichoke, VersaMark, CTMH gold embossing powder, Michael's-ribbons and trim, glue dots.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Saturday, April 23, 2011

So Happy For You

This card is for the Special Content Challenges at Gingersnap Creations Yahoo Group.
The technique is wet embossing. I had never seen this done before, but wanted to see what I could come up with. Not so sure about it. You do need a solid stamp to really accomplish this. I tweaked it a little with a semi solid stamp. This is 3 layers of wet tissue paper mashed onto the stamp, let dry overnight, chalked, and attached to Night of Navy card stock, matted on designer paper, tied the bow and attached to card front.
If you want to try a very different technique this would be the one.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Geisha

This month at Gingersnap Creations we're taking a trip to the Orient. Asian themed cards and projects have never been my forte, but as I have said, "I do love a challenge" and I have enjoyed being a Gingersnapper.
I believe this is the first Asian themed card I have ever made, so be kind, but with the help of Google images and some asian paper from Lisa Vollrath at Ten Two Studios, a pretty asian charm and tassle I found on clearance, a few stamped cherry blossoms I think I've got a worthy entry.
Supplies: Caramel Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: Asian paper-Ten Two Studios, ColorBok-Soft Speckle, Stampin Up-Basic Black, Georgia Pacific White Card Stock, Stamp: TPC Studio-Cherry Blossoms, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Brilliance-Galaxy Gold, Fiskars decorative corner punch, Bo Bunny Brad, Charm and tassle unknown, Stampin Up dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
 Beverly G ♥

Never Too Late

Good Saturday Afternoon and wishing you all a Happy Easter since I will be spending Sunday with my Mom.
I'm squeezing in at the last minute on the Grungy Monday challenge. I think this card also qualifies for the challenge at :
Linda has put a link to a video on inking up you embossing folder and then running it through you machine. After I got mine out I hit it with some Aged Mahogany for a little color. My goodness, once you find Tim Holtz and all his wonderful products I don't see how anyone couldn't be hooked.

It feels so good to be back in my studio after a whole week. I thought I had strep throat, but fortunately that was a negative, but after a shot and a week of antibiotic and a couple of days with no voice or one that sounded like a cartoon, I feel like a human being again.
Even though I missed challenges last week that I had ideas for, I picked up the new challenges for this coming week and hope to get quite a few done today. I'm still trying to get some kind of a schedule going with visiting the nursing home, but it seems like things just keep cropping up. Such is LIFE.

Supplies: Kraft Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" Paper Reflections, Papers: Inkssentials Manilla Card Stock, Stamps: Stampers Anonymous-Purely Random, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Distress Ink-old paper,pumice stone, aged mahogany, Sizzix Texture Fades embossing folder-Rays and Retro Circles, Tim Holtz idea-ology-game spinners, Bo bunny Brads, Fiskars corner rounder punch, Stampin Up dimensionals. 

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Read For Life

Shar from Rogue Redhead Designs and co-creator of Gingersnap Creations invited me to be Visiting Artist today at Rogue Redhead Designs. A huge honor. I'm clapping and gushing and very nervous. I just completed the post over there and this is the card I made for that honor. It was very strange posting on a blog other than my own. If you've got some time today while you're surfing around, click on the link above to see if I did o.k. All opinions welcome.
Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Teapot Birthday

This is my entry for Our Creative Corner this week: It's a Tea Party
This is my favorite teapot template from The Cutting Cafe. Print it out--cut it out--decorate it--what could be easier. You can make all kinds of styles.
And Yes, you're still seeing purple. Quite different from the previous post. Would that be an eclectic style?

Supplies: Teapot template, Papers: Stampin Up-Lavender Lace, Karen Foster-Easter Stripes, Stamp: Stampin Up-A Greeting For All Reasons, Itty Bitty Backgrounds,  CTMH-D1254 Soul Mates, Ink: CTMH-Petal, Black Sharpie Marker, Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Stampin Up-adornments vintage flowers, Spare-Parts-ribbon, Stampin Up-Pretties Kit, ear ring back, flower stick pin-unknown, glue dots.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Enjoy The Journey

3 Challenges:
Grungy Monday at Studio L 3 is one of my new favorite places to play. This week we're playing with Adirondack Color Wash, so of course, I had to go on a little product hunt. A shout out to Scrapper's Boutique in N. Richland Hills, Tx., I wouldn't have been able to accomplish this project without their help. Wonderful store with wonderful people. Next, a shout out to 2 ladies with YouTube videos and techniques using this product. Sherry Cheever's Channel with the Faux Bleach Technique and oops, I missed getting this ladies name, but look her up at vienna-impressions.com with a brayer technique using these color washes. That's her web site, but she's on YouTube. I'm also leaving a link Tim's web site, always a treat to visit: timholtz.com and the sponsor for Grungy Monday this week is Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium, lots of cool stuff there too.
After these first 2 techniques I ran this through the Rays embossing folder, ticket punched the corners, inked the edges with Vintage Photo, stamped the sentiment and the car in black, on card stock vellum I stamped that sentiment in black, you have to be sure to get that ink very dry, tore it out, inked around the edges with Vintage Photo,  attached it to the panel with brads, then to card front and finally did a small dot of copper stickles in each corner.
I have to say if I had a million dollars that I could spend any way I wanted I would travel to every state in the U.S. that I could get to by car, and then add in Canada if there was any money left. Vermont has always been a dream trip of mine, so I would probably head that way first. My youngest son always had to be given a map with our route drawn out so he could see where we were at all times on the few trips we took when they were growing up, just so he wouldn't keep asking that dreaded question :-) Had to throw in a fond memory.

Supplies: Black Card Blank 5" X 6 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: Inkssentials Manilla Card Stock, Stampin Up-card stock vellum, Stamps: Stampers Anonymous-Playful Journey, City Central, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Distress Inks-Vintage Photo, Scattered Straw, Embossing Ink, Utee, Adirondack Color Wash-Red Pepper, Butterscotch, Sailboat Blue, Sizzix-Rays embossing folder, BoBunny-brads, Stampin Up-ticket punch, Stickles-copper.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Circle Christmas

2 Challenges:
When I saw the challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts this set of stamps immediately came to mind. This is the second set of stamps from Rogue Redhead Designs . Sharon has asked me to become part of her design team for her newest stamp plate she is coming out with so be sure to keep checking back here later this month for some of my creations with those new stamps (just a bit of clapping going on) :-)
I don't want to leave without a good shout out to Card Patterns, this was the perfect sketch to compliment the design I was going for.

Supplies: 5 1/4" square card blank, Papers: Stampin Up-White Naturals card stock, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Stamps: Rogue Redhead Designs-Snow Hugs, Recollections-Merry, Merry, Ink: Stampin Up-Night of Navy, Brilliance-Pearlescent Sky Blue, VersaMark, CTMH silver embossing powder,  Cuttlebug embossing folder-Snowflakes, Spellbinders Nestabilities-Classic scallop Circle Lg., Fiskars shape cutter templates-Circles-1, Ovals-1, ribbon-Offray, Stampin Up dimensionals.

Thanks for viewing and visiting,
Beverly G ♥

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Zentangle Bloom Where You Are Planted

1 Challenge: 
Order of the Opus Gluei is a new challenge for me, but since I am spreading my wings this year this is a great place for me to have found. Looks like they do lots of cool different challenges, so you couldn't ask for a better place to keep your artistic mojo snapping.
I read Electra's post about her piece she entered and she talked about being anal, by the way she came up with a great entry. So I guess I'm a little that way also. When I found Zentangle in 2009 and read up on it, the purpose seems to be to free yourself from those tendencies and just let out your angst. I have created a few Zentangles since and have been collecting them in a box. After reading this challenge post this is one of the pieces I have pulled out and decided to frame and here comes the anal bit, couldn't resist naming it-Bloom Where You Are Planted, because it kind of reminds me of a funky hydrangea. I have come to the conclusion Zentangles are kind of like looking at the clouds, you can see all kinds of things in them.
Thanks for the great challenge place to play Opus girls and I am looking forward to playing at your place some more.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Friday, April 8, 2011

Art Distress Canvas

1 Challenge:
  • Studio L 3      GM02-A Visit to Ranger Ink.com!
I have been wanting to try an art canvas piece for quite some time now. Grungy Monday inspired me to do just that.
The video for this technique at rangerink.com is very easy to achieve. I started my piece out with a piece of word paper that I had already crumbled and sprayed with some copper spray so that is why my images are not as bright as some others, but I wanted to experiment. I used an unmounted rubber stamp first, let that dry, inked it a little bit so I could see where it was then came back with a clear mount stamp on top of that and let that dry then inked it like crazy. Stamped the black word stamp and added the charm. I sprayed, inked, stamped, and sponged around a mask on the canvas, stamped the letters, copper metallic paste on chipboard hearts, glued the whole thing together with the multi-medium. That is great stuff.
Be sure to check out Tim's site for lots of inspiration to get your creative juices flowing. Don't forget to click on the link above to Studio L 3 to check out the other wonderful entries in the fun challenge.
I'm in a bit of a rush today, so no supply list--if you have questions feel free to email me--granybg@yahoo.com

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Antique Friends

I haven't played at Card Patterns for awhile, but when I saw this sketch it just seemed to call out for this stamp set and these papers which you will recognize  from last night. With everything starting to bloom these colors remind me of pretty hydrangea flowers. I also couldn't resist spritzing the whole thing with Vanilla Smooch Spritz when I was through putting it together.
1 Challenge:
Supplies: Concord Crush Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2", Papers: Stampin Up-Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack Subtles, Concord Crush, Lavender Lace, Very Vanilla, Stamps: Stampin Up-Timeless Treasures, Ink: Stampin Up-Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry, Concord Crush, VersaMark, Stampin Up clear embossing powder, Nellie Snellen die-MFD 013, Fiskars shape cutter template-Ovals-1(this made the large scallops on side, Stampin Up ribbon seam binding, Stampin Up-Vanilla Smooch Spritz, Stampin Up dimensionals, glue dot.

Thanks for visiting  and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Feminine Flair

I had a wonderful surprise this afternoon when I opened up my email. I discovered the wonderful ladies at Our Creative Corner had picked my For The Birds ATC for a Top Talent Award and have asked me to be Guest Designer for April 30th. What a huge honor, this is one very talented bunch of gals. Thank You, Thank You.
Another HUGE HONOR this week, Sharon from Rogue Redhead Designs has asked me to join her Design Team when she debuts her next stamp plate. I've gotten to know Sharon over at Gingersnap Creations.
If you are not familiar with Sharon's designs click on the link above and see some very versatile stamps.
I can hear you clapping for me and I know you can hear me clapping and jumping up and down with excitement. Lots of goals and dreams are coming true for me this year.
It just so happens that the card above is Our Creative Corner challenge which is Girl Power! A Recipe Challenge: Handmade Paper Flower, Ribbon, & Bling.
I used the sketch from Stamping 411 to jump start this design. (I am not entering this on their site because they are a non advertising site, and since I put a link to Sharon's site, out of respect I won't enter, but I did want them to get credit for their sketch. They are a great challenge site so don't forget to check them out and join in.)
I'm also entering it into Drunken Stampers challenge DSC#61-Are You Sponge Worthy?
The answer to this question is Yes--I just can't seem to leave edges crisp and clean, they just don't seem finished with out some sponging. They've got a great sponsor this week, The Stamping Boutique, so some lucky sponger will win a prize.
My handmade paper flower is punched with 3 punches from card stock weight vellum then inked. The rest of the card is embossing, die cutting, punching a border, tying bows, oops, I just noticed in the photo that my ribbon is a little off, I promise I wasn't tippling, just tired.
A quick update on my Mom for all of you who have been well wishing and praying. I had to move her to a nursing-rehab facility Monday. It's only about 10 min. from my house so that's a good thing and it's seems nice and the people have been very nice to my Mom and to me. She is very tired and I don't quite know where all this is leading, but as you've heard me say, I'll just keep steppin' and see what God has in store for us. All your thoughts and prayers are very much felt and appreciated.

Supplies: White Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" The Paper Studio, Papers: Stampin Up-Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack Subtles, Elegant Eggplant, card stock vellum, Whisper White, Stamp: Stampin Up-Vintage Labels, Ink: Stampin Up-Rich Razzleberry, Concord Crush, Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Stampin Up-filigree brads, Stampin Up punches-Fancy Flower, Ex. Lg. Blossom Petals, Boho Blossoms,  Scallop Trim, Stampin Up-Textured Impression Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Spellbinders Nestabilities-Classic Scallop Circle Lg., The Paper Studio-gemstone stickers, ribbon-Offray, glue dot.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Friday, April 1, 2011

For The Birds

A soft simple ATC, using cream, crumb cake,chocolate, tattered rose.

2 Challenges:
Supplies: ATC, Papers: Stampin Up-Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Stamp: Stampin Up-Elements of Style, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Coffee, Stampin Up-Crumb Cake, Distress Ink-Tattered Rose, VersaMark, Stampin Up clear embossing powder, Stampin Up dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥