Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Joyful Season

Bah! Humbug!     Challenge 21...Sleigh Bells Ringing...
Jingle Belles     JB22-We Three Kings-use at least 3 pieces of pattern paper
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge     Use Some Ribbon

It's been awhile since I made a card that was for more than 1 or 2 challenges, but today this one fits 4.
These are my 3 favorite Christmas Challenges and since my Mom has been at the nursing home I've been hit and miss at some things. Hours in the day seem to slip through my fingers, oops, still whining from yesterday. 
Moving on. 
I started with the sketch, then I found these cute jingle bell brads in my stash, Yay, I think I've got 4 pieces of pattern paper on here, and I hope Hazel will let me squeak by with these little gold bows. Maybe some points for tying such tiny cord into bows by hand? ;-)

Supplies: 5 1/2" Square card, Papers: SU-Always Artichoke, The Paper Studio-Greetings of the Season Paper Pack, Stamps: SU-Seasons of Joy, Ink: Brilliance-Galaxy Gold, VersaMark, Ranger Embossing Powder-Evergreen, Sharpie Paint Pen-gold, Spare Parts-jingle bell brads, SU-1" and 1 1/4" circle punches, Crafts Etc-gold cord 2 ply., ScorTape.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Monday, May 30, 2011

Love Bites

Gingersnap Creations     GC 103: Random Redhead Challenge-Scene Stamping
It's amazing what you can create and how quickly ideas come together when you don't have people and things pulling at you from all different directions. OK, whine over.
This started out to be a card, but as it progressed I think I'm going to frame it. As I put the mountains in I began thinking of a dry TX wind blowing up storms across the desert, and tumble weeds, I don't even know if there are any more of those or not. For all you Country Western fans out there, I bet there is a song this little scene would start you humming.
I probably don't have everything perspectively correct, but works for me. 
I used distress inks to do the background with sponges, my fingertips, and to bring up the grasses in the middle I even used my index fingernail. I colored the foreground images with Copic markers, popped up the Love Bites, cause some days it just does. 

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Lone Star

Gingersnap Creations     GC 102: Spicy Supply Challenge

For some reason it has taken me a long time to come up with a card for this challenge, but when I did it came together in less than 10 minutes. This may be going into a submission packet. 
Tim Holtz created this great barbed wire mask which I spritzed with Log Cabin Smooch, stamped the boot and cowboy in black, and mounted the lassoed TX with pop dots. I stamped it in black, colored with PrismaColor pencils, added the stamped sepia star to tie in with background, and lassoed it with hemp cord. 
Now, to hop over to Gingersnaps and squeeze in at the last minute. I'm also working on scene stamping for their next challenge. I think I'll have that finished a little later this evening.

Supplies: Kraft Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" Paper Reflections, Papers: SU-Naturals Ivory card stock, Stamps: Dead Beat Designs, Stampabilities, CTMH, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Sepia, SU-Log Cabin Smooch Spritz, Tim Holtz Ideaology mask, SU-1" circle punch, hemp cord unknown, SU dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Watercolor Collage

Studio L 3     GM 08! 2008 Sept Technique Challenge
Shopping Our Stash    SOS Challenge 1-Ribbon Rewind

This is one of the coolest techniques I have tried. When I was inking the stamp with the corner of the ink pads I wasn't quite sure what I was going to come out with. I wasn't trying to ink the script background on the stamp, just the flower, the leaves, and the butterfly. The next step after you ink is to spray the stamp with water til it beads up, I then put the paper on the stamp, then flipped the whole thing over and pressed down very hard. Wow, when I lifted the stamp off I was left with a very cool water color effect with lots of shading and script background. I added the thinking of you, tore the edges, matted, added the dew drops and my one little piece of purple ribbon from my ribbon stash. 
This will probably be the measliest bit of ribbon entered in the Shopping Our Stash challenge, but it has been one of my favorite purple ribbons in my stash. Now, I'll have to go on the hunt for more or I could practice dying some of the white ribbons I have.
The more of Tim Holtz's techniques I try the more my admiration for his talent grows. I can see why everyone likes to go to Ranger U.

Supplies: White Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: SU-Naturals White, Lavender Lace, Designer Series Paper Patterns Pack-Subtles, Stamp: Inkadinkado 91599, SU-Thinking of You,  Ink: Ranger Adirondack-Eggplant, Purple Twilight, Lettuce, Peach Bellini, Terra Cotta, SU-Old Olive, Mini Mister, Dew Drops, ribbon unknown, glue dots. 

Thanks for viewing and visiting,
Beverly G ♥

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Zetti-esque

Take A Word     Zetti
Alter It Monthly     May: Out of the Woods
Theme Thursday     Thursday Challenge-Texture and/or Layers!

I have just found these 2 challenges recently. They look like they're going to be a lot of fun to play at and  as you can see,  I had some fun today.
Texture and Layers, oh yes, Theme Thursday. It's amazing how a combination of thoughts can spark a creation.
I wasn't familiar with the word Zetti, so after trying to look it up in the dictionary, my word guru, who is also a crack researcher, found this link for me--Zettiology  You really must click on this link and have a look around a very interesting site. A husband, wife team has created an art form and named it Zetti. 
My piece is not a true Zetti, that's why I have named it "Zetti-esque" , but I think I have stayed in the realm. 
I used a twinchie doll and parts that I got from Ten Two Studios, Lisa Vollrath is another very talented artist that I admire and since I'm trying to branch out my artist skills these are some people that I'm learning from.
I used my new Claudine Hellmuth products, gesso, and paints, a couple of Bo Bunny brads, Graphic 45 metal flowers, a Spare Part arrow, my PrismaColors, SU metallic pencils, distrees inks, a black Sharpie marker(I don't think I could get along without my Sharpie markers), and all of this now lives on a $1.00 wooden frame. 
Let your imaginations soar and create!

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Friday, May 27, 2011

Pinwheels

Order of the Opus Gluei     Challenge #102-Pinwheels
The Three Muses     Happy 2 Years-Blue

I have for you today a card with no sponging. If you can believe it I didn't even reach for a sponge, not even once.
While I was making this card I was humming one of my most favorite songs: Blue Skies Shining On Me, there are many versions of this song, but Ethel Merman's version is probably my favorite, she could really belt out a tune. 
I recently found The Three Muses Challenge blog and really like their style. I want to wish them a Happy 2nd Birthday and send blue skies for continued success. They have provided us with a wonderful place to play.
I have to give you a link to Catherine Pooler, she has some really great YouTube videos, with all kinds of projects. That's where I got my instructions for these really cute pinwheels. The big one starts out as a 3" X 3" square of double sided paper. In the video she says she doesn't think a 2" X 2" square would work, but I needed a smaller pinwheel to balance out my scene, so guess what it worked. Thank you Catherine.
Hope Blue Skies Are Shining on you this weekend.

Supplies: 5" X 6 1/2" Marina Mist Card Blank, Papers: SU-Marina Mist, Green Galore, white computer paper, K&Co-KP Valentine Paper Pad, Stamps: SU-So Happy For You, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, heart brads-Creative Impressions, MFT Die-namics-clouds, grass, coffee stirer, Scor-Tape.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Postcards

 Good Thursday Morning To Everyone!
Today is my day to post at Rogue Redhead Designs.
We have added two new members to the team, so Shar has created a new posting schedule. My new days will be the even Tuesdays of each month. I hope you will hop over and read my full post on the Rogue Redhead Design blog.
Oh what the heck, I'll give you a few sentences here just to wet your whistle.

I created a couple of postcards using the Floriculture and Bits and Pieces stamp sets. There  are so many neat pieces to these sets that the versatility is amazing. When you hop over I hope you will have a browse around so you can see the other crew members creativity also.

Since these are postcards there are no embellishments so that nothing gets snagged in any machines and to keep the postage simple. That's the great thing about a postcard, a quick creation and a quick message just to let someone know you're thinking of them. Email and texting are fun and quick, but I still like to get written messages in the mail. It seems like some of the writer's personality
comes through on the page.

Supplies: SU Naturals card stock cut to 3 1/2" X 5", Stamps-Rogue Redhead Designs-Floriculture, Bits and Pieces, Stampers Anonymous-Postcards, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, SU-Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, VersaMark, SU clear embossing powder, black fine point Sharpie pen.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Beach Day

Splendiferous Creations     Bloggers Challenge-Photo Inspiration-Beach Scene
Our Creative Corner     Frame It!
My, my, another day gone by. I have a long list of challenges that I want to participate in but general living just seems to keep getting in the way. So, I'll just keep steppin' and do what I can do. 
Lisa had a pretty photo on her blog for us to take inspiration from and the gals at Our Creative Corner are calling for a frame of some kind on the front of our project. 
I bought this cute stamp set at a January show I went to and have paired it with some SU papers and stamps, a nestiability scallop rectangle with the opening cut made a great frame. So, with the correct spelling and with out a Tx. accent--Voila--haven't figured out how to get the little tick mark above the a yet, but I bet my spelling guru can guide me on that ;-)

Supplies: White Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: SU-Whisper White, Island Oasis Designer Series Paper, Stamps: Art Gone Wild-MC-2425, SU-Tropical Party, Ink: SU-Taken with Teal, Tangerine Tango, Copic Markers, Spellbinders Nestabilities-Classic Scallop Rectangle Lg., ribbon unknown, tiny white brad unknown., SU dimensionals, glue dot.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Visions of Sugar Plums

Jingle Belles    JB21-Visions of Sugar Plums
Stamping 411     SSC 204-Sketch

I'm trying to get back into a regular routine and that means I want to get back to my Christmas card challenges. With that being said, I started with Jingle Belles. Sugar Plums bring to mind lavender and purple for me. I have gotten a lot of mileage our of this pattern paper stack. It goes really well with vintage cards. And the sketch from Stamping 411 just hit the spot for me with this idea.
Hope you'll visit both these blogs for some fun if you haven't already checked them out.

Supplies: White Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: SU-Pale Plum, Lavender Lace, Designer Series Paper Patterns Pack-Subtles, Stamps: SU-Fireside Christmas, Welcome Christmas, Ink: SU-Rich Razzleberry, SU-Textured Impressions-Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, ribbon unknown.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Monday, May 23, 2011

Global Bookmarks + A Winner

Gingersnap Creations Travel the World Bookmark Exchange
These are the bookmarks that I have created for the May Art Exchange on the Gingersnap Yahoo Group. What an appropriated theme for bookmarks because that is exactly what you are doing when you are reading. Traveling this world or another depending on the genre you are immersing yourself in that particular day. Right now in my personal reading I'm visiting the French Revolutionary times. 
It has been so much fun participating in these art exchanges. You get another artists work in the mail and who knows one of these days you could end up owning a very valuable piece of art. Some people do become famous. 
I went with England, France, Italy, and Africa. The first 3 I used their flag colors for a backdrop, but when I got to Africa I went with Sepia, Coffee, and black for a more bold feel. Hope my swap partners like what they get and I hope these will encourage them to have a good read.
                                                                            
Next up on the agenda, the drawing for reaching 76 Followers.  I have for you my own personal objective name drawer. He left his top hat at our other house so he had to use his Popeye Doyle hat. The name on the slip of paper is IndyBev. Email me with you address and I'll pop you blog candy package in the snail mail. 
Thanks again to all my loyal followers for all the wonderful encouragement and comments you leave me when I post my creative endeavors. I always appreciate you visiting and viewing.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Blinging Blossoms

Rogue Redhead Designs     Rogue Crew Member Thursday Post

This is the card I made for my regular Thursday post over at Rogue Redhead Designs. Hope you'll click on the link above to come over and read my post and also have a browse around. This another stamp from the new Floriculture plate that just came out last week. The pink and black whispered bling and this is what appeared. ;-)

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

ATC Perspective

ATC Challenge Blog     1st Challenge-Anything Goes
Drunken Stampers     DSC#67-By The Numbers
Studio L 3     GM07: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Color Blocking
Theme Thursday     Thursday Challenge-Numbers!

I'm getting in on the ground floor of a new ATC challenge blog as you can see from the link above. I haven't made very many ATC's, but I'm excited about getting in on the first challenge at this new place. Since I didn't have a very good day yesterday it was fun to sit down and make this quick, but very graphic project. Hope you'll click on the links above and join in on these 3 challenges for some fun.
Again, Tim Holtz has shown us an effective different way to use our blending foam and distress inks. My foam was not very seasoned so I got more of a tiny dotty effect, but I like that, but the more seasoned your foam is the more of a solid color you will get. 
I combined 2 stamp sets: Stampers Anonymous-City Central and Purely Random with 5 Distress Inks-Dusty Concord, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, and Broken China, + the white ATC. 
I would be repeating myself and my sons and hubby hate it when I do that, but old habits die hard--Simple but Graphic.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Nature For You

Our Creative Corner     Au Natural With A Twist--include lace and buttons

Lace and Buttons and Bows, oh my, but I forged ahead anyway and this is the result.
I pulled a piece of paper from my sprayed backgrounds box, layered it with Soft Suede and Brushed Gold. It was very interesting how the ink looked a little different depending on where I stamped it on the sprayed paper. Tissue tape, lace, buttons, hemp cord, seam binding, a trinket pin, and distressing the edges rounded out the finished piece. 

Supplies: Ivory Card Blank 5" X 61/2" Halcraft, Papers: White card stock unknown, SU-Soft Suede, Brushed Gold, Stamps: CTMH-C1299 Butterfly Kiss, SU-Bliss, Too Terrific Tags, Ink: SU-Soft Suede, Radiant Rain-Solar Gold shimmering mist, Tim Holtz ideaology-Trinket Pins, Tissue Tape, SU-Very Vanilla Seam Binding, lace-Offray, hemp cord unknown, buttons from stash, glue dots.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Works In Progress Day 2

 Shopping Our Stash   
The girls at Shopping Our Stash wanted more pictures of our stash, so here's the last 2 pictures of my studio. The tower of drawers in front of the window is a new addition to hold Tim Holtz, Claudine Hellmuth, SU ribbon, and art journaling supplies(a possible new venture). Everything else is pretty plain--a mess--but always a WORK IN PROGRESS.
I've been looking at the closet and I think with a good clean out, it could be rearranged for better use of space. On the back of the door to the left are my punches stored in hanging shoe holders. Oh yeah, that's my hubby's hat and scarf collection hanging in the small hall.
That's the end of the tour. Now back to creating some cards and projects with all this stuff.

Thanks for visiting and viewing ,
Beverly G ♥

Monday, May 16, 2011

Works In Progress

Shopping Our Stash     SOS Kick-off Open House Challenge!-- Show Us You Stash

I started off the New Year saying I was going to search around and try out some different artistic endeavors for me. Spread my wings so to speak. Through some very talented ladies I have found some new to me and some new to all of us challenges.
Like this one--Shopping Our Stash  
Anyone who is a creator of any kind has stash. That is the way we create our works of beauty and goodness. I'm no different--This is the door leading into my studio. Lots of works in progress. The table to my left there started out as my Big Shot table, embossing folders, and some paper scraps. It has turned into a table holding stamps that I have ideas to use, and a box of  blank cards/envelops for easy reach, + what it started out to be. What you can't see, is to the right of me is a closet filled with stamps and other supplies, and across the room from the computer are my shelves of papers and in the left corner is my photo setup and my sewing machine under that. I think one photo was enough, I didn't want to overload your senses.
I've tried cleaning off my desk and the table to my left, but I can't seem to be as creative without things smooshing in around me. 
Click on the link above to see all about the new challenge and don't be afraid to show the rest of us your creative space. I'm looking forward to digging into my stash and participating in their challenges. 

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Simple Things

The Color Dare     CD100-Sandy Roses Breeze
Stamping 411     SSC203

I'm closing down for tonight with this thought, "Enjoy the simple things".  It would be very relaxing to sit with a nice cuppa and watch the birdies take a bath. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. 

Supplies: White Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" The Paper Studio, Papers: SU-Rose Red, Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Naturals White, Stamp: SU-Touch of Kindness, Ink: SU-Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, SU markers-Baja Breeze, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, SU-Frost White Shimmer Paint, Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scallop Squares Lg., Dies Direct-Petite Hearts embossing plate, small brads unknown, SU Very Vanilla ribbon dyed with Sahara Sand ink and some Frost White, SU dimensionals. 

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Altered Mona

The Three Muses    Altering Mona
Splendiferous Creations    Bloggers Challenge Sketch

First, today is special for me. I have reached the 75 Follower mark and while I've been writing this post I see I'm up to 76 followers. Yay!  Thanks to all my loyal followers and a big welcome to my new followers. I'm putting together a surprise blog candy package. If you would be interested in receiving a little appreciation package in the mail leave me a comment on this post with a yes to getting in the draw for Surprise Candy. All names will go in Hubby's Top Hat and he will do the draw next Saturday Morning, so check back Saturday Evening for the Winner announcement. 
I have this card for you today in the semi-style of Peter Max. For you youngsters, he is a very famous artist from the 60's and 70's. He's always been a favorite of mine. I love his bright colors and happy style.
The Three Muses wanted us to alter Mona, but do you know Mona has been altered about every way Mona could possibly be altered. Mona like most classics for me is something I can't hardly bring myself to write on or tear up, so I worked around her and tried to play up her smile. 
Lisa's wonderful sketch worked really well for me with this creation, and I tried not to stray very far from the original sketch design. 
Thanks girls for two great challenges. Hop over and check them out if you don't already play there.

Supplies: White Card Blank 5" X 6 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: Watercolor paper, SU-Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Lavender Lace, orange stripe and swirls unknown, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, SU-Daffodil Delight, Distress Ink-peeled paint, tumbled glass, Black Sharpie marker, Nellie Snellen-MFD005 die, Sizzix Texture Fades-Rays & Retro embossing folder, computer generated words.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Friday, May 13, 2011

Garden Tag

Studio L 3      GM06-Tech from 12 Tags of Christmas, 2007, Day 8
Theme Thursday     Thursday Challenge-Garden!

I am so happy Blogger is back up and I hope everyone's posts got restored. My husband and sons wanted me to learn to use computers and new gadgets, but now that I'm blogging and learning how to use all these neat gadgets they say they have created a techno monster. I have to be connected all the time. ;-)
Now, onto this tag. I think the exercise was to create something that looked like weathered wood, but when I got through dragging the aqua and lettuce sponge dabbers on my tag and they dried, then I started sponging distress inks it kind of whispered GARDEN to me. Maybe I had the Theme Thursday challenge rattling around in the old noodle. So, with Artful Things and Flights of Fancy stamp sets I went crazy stamping, then to finish it off I added some of my favorite fuzzy fibers.
I hope it turned out in the spirit of the technique. Tim Holtz is such a phenomenal innovator and teacher. I'm so glad I found Studio L3 because I have been really enjoying putting these techniques and supplies to use. 

Supplies: Manilla Tag, Paper: SU-Naturals Ivory card stock, Stamps: Stampers Anonymous-Flights of Fancy, Artful Things, Ink: Distress Inks-Weathered Wood, Tattered Rose, Frayed Burlap, Tea Dye, Victorian Velvet, Adirondack Paint Dabbers-Aqua, Lettuce, $ Store Fibers, SU dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Thursday, May 12, 2011

A Little Bit of Cowboy

Gingersnap Creations     GC101: Chestnut Theme Challenge-Cowboys and Cowgirls
Card Patterns     Sketch 114

Yeehaw! Just about everyone I know wanted a pony when they were growing up. Maybe that's just a Texas thing, but I bet you not.
Nothing to complicated here:  patterned paper, stamps, embossing folder, punches, a distress tool, and brads.
You know by now that I love sponging. I like the look of softness and it seems to put the finishing touches on things for me.
Break out those boots and saddles and come on over for some fun.

Supplies: Kraft Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" Paper Reflections, Papers: ADORNiT, SU-Cajun Craze, Naturals Ivory, Stamps: CTMH-C1306 Genuine Country, B1305 Yeehaw,  Ink: Distress Ink-Vintage Photo, Pumice Stone, Cuttlebug embossing folder-Stars, Martha Stewart border punch, EK Success 1" circle punch, Fiskars corner rounder, Tim Holtz distress tool, star brads unknown, SU dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Flowers & Ferns

 Good Early Thursday Morning--I have my Rogue Crew Member hat on this morning. Shar has released 2 new sets of Rogue Redhead Designs stamps. Floriculture and Bits and Pieces.
On the front of this card I used stamps from the Floriculture set and on the inside the Thinking of You is from the Bits and Pieces set.
You will need to check back each Thursday for the next few weeks because I will be showcasing these stamp sets on cards and maybe a project or two.
I hope this will inspire you to hop over to Rogue Redhead Design Blog and check out the great value Shar is offering on these sets. The rest of the team  have some great projects that will make you want to place an order, I bet you. Shar's first two stamp sets were great, but I have to say the versatility of these will WOW you.
This was pretty pattern paper to start with, but with Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, and White pigment ink, it kind of gave me the feeling of a quite forest glade. You probably know by now that I can't seem to leave an edge un-sponged and the fern leaves stamped around the Always Artichoke mat tied the whole thing together for me.
Hope to see you over at Rogue Redhead Designs--Happy Stamping.

Supplies: White Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" The Paper Studio, Papers: WeRMemory Keepers, SU-Always Artichoke, Naturals Ivory, Not Quite Navy, Stamps: Rogue Redhead Designs-Floriculture, Bites and Pieces, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, SU- Whisper White pigment ink, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, VersaMark, SU clear embossing powder, Fiskars-scallop sentiment border punch, SU-Ex. Lg. Decorative Label punch, SU dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Flower Birthday

Stamping 411     SSC202-Sketch

I've been trying to practice making a card in ten minutes or less so that I could submit to a certain magazine.  Even though I cut out the flowers and leaves I was still under 10 min. Yay!

Supplies: White Card Blank 4" X 5/12", Papers: SU-Designer Series Paper Springtime Vintage, Designer Seeries Paper Patterns Stack-Subtles, Always Artichoke, Lavender Lace, Stamps: SU-Punched Posies, Well Scripted, Ink: SU-Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Always Artichoke, Marina Mist, SU-Scallop Trim punch, SU-filigree brads, ribbon unknown, glue dots.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Red & Gold Friend

Gingersnap Creations     GC100: Color Challenge-Red & Gold

With my meager few Asian supplies I have managed to come up with the final card for the month of April with the Asian theme at Gingersnap Creations. Since these are the first Asian themed cards I have ever made I have been generally pleased with the out come of my creativity. I guess you notice I have no problem patting myself on the back when I think I've done a pretty good job, kind of goes along with the clapping ;-)
Nothing to taxing about this card, some good paper, a good stamp, my trusty Sharpie paint pen, and some embellishments and you've got a nice card in about 15 minutes.

Supplies: Gold Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: SU-Cajun Craze, pattern paper unknown, gold paper-Ten Two Studios, Stamps: Stampendous, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, SU-Riding Hood Red, Sharpie Paint Pen-gold, Fiskars decorative corner punch, gold jewelry cord, tassel and charm unknown. 

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Monday, May 9, 2011

The Hands of Time

 You get 2 photos of this card. It's called a Sliding Window or Pull Up Card. Quirky Crafts provided a video from Hero Arts by Jennifer McGuire. Jennifer does a lot of wonderful videos on YouTube. I'm not going to go into a lot of detail because I want you to click on the link to Quirky Crafts and check out the challenge and the video.
I happen to like to dabble in lots of different card folds. This one looks more complicated than it is. Come on, give it a try for something different. I bet the people on your card giving list will be amazed and pleased.
I heat embossed the black images to give them some tactile feel and added the little spinners and gears for some added interest. I also like the numbers I stamped around the edges, they go with the sentiment on the inside and a feeling of counting time.
2 Challenges:
Supplies: Tan Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: SU-Ivory Naturals Card Stock, Not Quite Navy, Stamps: CTMH-D1257 Make It Count, Hampton Art-Cling Time Flies, MSE-Y526-Multi-Retro Alphabet, SU-Extreme Elements, Ink: SU-Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake, Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, VersaMark, SU clear embossing powder, Tim Holtz Idea-ology-Spinners, Gears, Marvy-sm. circle punch, EK Success-1" circle punch, The Paper Studio-tiny heart brad, Offray-ribbon, Scor-Tape.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Matchbox Love

This is the second exchange I have participated in.
                                                                               Order of the Opus Gluei
The challenge for the last couple of weeks has been: Challenge #100-A Match(Box) Made In Heaven
I couldn't resist a heart theme and I think my matchbox turned out a little bigger than most because I chose the larger template so I could fit in 4 chocolate nuggets. Everybody needs a little bit of chocolate with the other bits and pieces included to get the adrenaline flowing when creating something really great.
Yes, I had a couple of nuggets while I was putting this together. :-)
I'm heading over to enter this at Opus Gluei and get my information to mail this off to another entrant. Hence, exchange. There is still time to get in on the fun, come on over.

May Art Exchange at Gingersnap Creations

Good Day To All--
I received this wonderful package in the mail over the weekend. I want to send a big THANK YOU to Cathy, Electra, Krisha, and Debi for these wonderful pieces of art. I am putting them on a shelf above my desk and I will be inspired each time I look up.
This was my first art exchange to participate in and I had a lot of fun creating my 4 coasters. I hope the people who received my 4 are as pleased as I am.
Gingersnap Creations blog and Yahoo Group are such a great bunch of artists. If you haven't checked them out come on over and join in. The May art exchange is up on the Yahoo group, it's bookmarks this month.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Reading & Dreaming + Exciting News

Good Thursday Morning Everyone! I'm just bursting with good news this morning. I can officially announce today,Sharon from Rogue Redhead Designs has chosen me to be a new member of her design team. I just got through making my first official team member post. I've thanked Sharon personally, but I'd like to do that again.She has given me this huge opportunity to be a part of her exciting adventure of building her stamp company.
This is the teaser part--to find out the details of the card above you have to click on this link: Rogue Redhead Designs , after you read about my card browse around the blog, you will find some other very talented team members and some very versatile stamp sets with some fun techniques thrown in.
Thursdays will be my official day to post at Rogue Redhead Designs so I hope you will become a follower over there also. I love to share all my successes with my loyal followers because all your wonderful encouraging comments are part of what keeps my creative juices bubbling.
I'm going to enter this card in the challenge at: The Cheerful Stamp Pad   Challenge #17: "Little Girls With Curls"
I didn't put a supply list at the other post so I'll  put that here:
Supplies: 4 7/8" round card blank The Paper Cut, Papers: book background from picture of book material, SU-Very Vanilla, Stamps: Rogue Redhead Designs-Relish Reading, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Sepia, Distress Ink-vintage photo, sepia marker, Recollections-black sticker dots, Graphic 45 ribbon, SU dimensionals, glue dot.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥