Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Technique Junkie Newsletter Blog Hop

A Great Good Tuesday Morning to Everyone and Welcome to Stop #4 on the joint Rogue Redhead and Technique Junkies Blog Hop! We are all having loads of fun with the new Technique Junkies 3D and Fun Folds CD!

The Technique Junkies team has joined us to showcase the numerous great techniques on this new CD. As you may know,the Technique Junkies Newsletter has been publishing rubber stamping technique tutorials since 2002. The 3D and Fun Folds CD contains 70 step-by-step technique tutorials in PDF format - perfect dimensions, perfect directions and great pictures for every step. Visit www.techniquejunkies.com for more details about the CD and the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

A fantastic group of design team members from both Rogue Redhead Designs and the Technique Junkie Newsletter, have helped put together this fabulous Blog Hop to kick off the 3D and Fun Folds CD. Not only will the talented Technique Junkies team be hopping with the Rogue Crew today, they started hopping yesterday with Classy Cards N' Such and will be hopping again all the way through Friday one day each with PaperTemptress, Mark's Finest Papers, and Sweet n' Sassy Stamps. Check
The Technique Junkie Newsletter Blog for more details.

After visiting me, you can head off to see Jean Franks Beck at Bluebird Paperie for your next stop. But, before you head off here are a couple of  little gifts I made using the great instructions from the 3D and Fun Folds CD and Rogue Redhead Designs stamps. The first one is the Flower Box which will hold some nifty small writing supplies for a writer friend of mine and the second one is a Goodie Purse and it will hold 2 chocolate nuggets for another special friend.

If you get lost along the way, here's the whole list of hop stops for your convenience.
1. Technique Junkies--http://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/2011/11/3d-and-fun-folds-joint-blog-hop-day-two.html
2. Rogue Redhead Designs--http://rogueredheaddesigns.blogspot.com/2011/11/technique-junkie-rrd-blog-hop-stop-2.html
3. Jackie Kalchert--http://jackiekalchert.blogspot.com/2011/11/3d-and-fun-folds-joint-blog-hop-day-two.html
4. Beverly G--http://gottheartart.blogspot.com/2011/11/technique-junkie-newsletter-blog-hop.html
5. Jean--http://bluebirdpaperie.blogspot.com/2011/11/rogue-redhead-technique-junkies-blog.html
6. Holly--http://www.glitterstampsandink.blogspot.com/2011/11/tj-rogue-redhead-designs-blog-hop.html
7. Jane--http://janesaddiction.typepad.com/janes_addiction/2011/11/all-week-long-the-technique-junkie-newsletter-designers-will-be-hopping-with-some-of-our-favorite-vendors-to-show-case.html
8. Laura--http://ashappyas.blogspot.com/2011/11/t-j-blog-hop-with-rogue-redheads.html
9. Joanne--http://www.madebyjoanne.blogspot.com/2011/11/rogue-redheadtechnique-junkies-blog-hop.html
10. Chris--http://www.chrissyd723.blogspot.com/2011/11/3d-and-fun-folds-joint-blog-hop-day-two.html
11. Stephanie--http://ingeniousinkling.typepad.com/ingenious_inkling/2011/11/rogue-redhead-technique-junkies-blog-hop.html
12. Sharon--http://illtemperedink.blogspot.com/2011/11/technique-junkie-rrd-blog-hop-stop-12.html
13. Pat--http://patstamps.blogspot.com/2011/11/blog-hop-day-2-give-it-whirl.html

Have fun along the way!
On Saturday, December 3, Pat from the Technique Junkie Newsletter will announce the winners from each company. Be sure to hop along on each day! There will be Five Winners! On Monday, December 5th, Pat will announce One Lucky Winner with a Grand Prize with a bundle of prizes from all of the participating businesses.

Thanks for visiting and viewing--Great Hopping!!
Beverly G ♥

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Read ATC


I was going to say closing down for tonight, but I'm already into Monday morning--so Good Morning everyone.
I'll start your day with an aged ATC. When I saw this challenge I just couldn't resist pulling out my Rogue Redhead Designs Relish Reading stamps and the background is from the Beach Babes set. I wanted this to have a parchment feel to it and I think I achieved this with the Crumb Cake ink and the background stamp on an ivory ATC blank and then stamped the rest with Always Artichoke ink. Very bookish.
I must take a short nap before my day actually begins. Happy Day Everyone!

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Countryside

Gingersnap Creations     GC125: Chestnut Theme Challenge-Farm Fresh

At Gingersnap Creations for the month of November they are challenging us to visit down On The Farm.
I found this wonderful paper stack from The Paper Studio and these Rooster stamps from TPC Studio and decided to title my card Countryside. I would say you can just smell the sweet country air, but if you've ever lived on a farm or visited, the air isn't always sweet smelling. I have never wanted to live on a farm, but I do like to partake of those fresh eggs that come from there, and yes, I know they don't come from Roosters ;-)
Before I leave you this evening, I have to tell you I'm clapping again. The wonderful team at Gingersnap Creations has awarded me with another Ginger Gem. It is for GC124: Grays and Blacks and that was my Macbre Wedding card I entered. That was a fun one to create so it is really fun to win a recognition for it.
Thanks Team!!!

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Friday, November 25, 2011

2 New Challenge Blog Launches and...

ATCs With Attitude     Challenge 1-Flowers

With clapping and excitement and much honor, I made the Design Team on both of these new challenge blogs.
The first blog is ATCs With Attitude. Meljen's is our first sponsor and she has some very cute digi stamps of all kinds. As you see above our first challenge is Flowers. So, please click on the link above and come over and play along to get in on the prize of some digis from Meljen's Designs.
If you haven't been making ATC's they are fun little 2 1/2" X 3 1/2" pieces of art. Just like baseball cards and so much fun to trade around. 
Don't be shy now, come on over and play at our new ATCs With Attitude challenge blog, the blog runs for a fortnight in American that's 2 weeks, so you've got plenty of time to mull over your design and enter for a great prize.

Supplies: 2 1/2" X 3 1/2" Island Indigo ATC blank, Papers: Stampin Up-Island Indigo, Whisper White, Stamp: Meljen's Designs-Too Sweet Kitty, Copic Markers, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen-silver, chalks, Black Sharpie Marker, EK Success-tag punch, Creative Impressions-tiny heart brads.

Now on to the 2nd Launch

Fat Pages With Attitude     Challenge 1- Christmas
 
Fat Pages are something new for me and they may be new for you also, so a little explanation.
A Fat Page is a 4 X4 creation with lots of embellishment on the front of the page and a little bit on the back of the page with you detail information like on the back of an ATC. Generally, you leave about a 1/2" area on the left of the front so that some kind of holes can be punched and after you've created and swapped a Chunky Fat Book can be created. Or, you are free to turn them into hangings, or cards, the main stipulation is that they are 4 X 4 and sturdily created because when you are finished they are very tactile and people will love to handle them for their viewing pleasure.
Now, that all that has been said, on to our first challenge here at Fat Pages With Attitude. As you can see above our first challenge is Christmas. Kenny K Designs and Dezinaworld are our two sponsors and Kenny K will be giving away some digis for our randomly drawn winner. 
I used Kenny K's Sleigh digi for this Fat Page. As soon as I saw this stamp this song came into my head. I had this great paper from The Paper Studio and I immediately knew I wanted to use the new Mica Flakes I had ordered not to long ago. Sometimes here in N. Texas we have to create our own snow. We get lots of ice, but not much snow. 
This is the first Fat Page I have ever created so if I can do it, you can do it. Don't let anything hold you back from coming on over and joining in on the fun at these 2 new challenge sites. I know there are other challenge junkies out there besides just me ;-)
This challenge will run for a fortnight or as I said before in American, 2 weeks, so even with all the holiday preparations going on you've got plenty of time to fit in these 2 new challenges on you challenge lists. We'd love to have you come over and play, hope to see you soon.
Happy Holidays.

Supplies: 4 x 4 piece of Kraft card stock, Papers: The Paper Studio, Stampin Up-Whisper White, Vellum , Stamps: Kenny K-Sleigh digi, Copic Markers, chalks, Sakura Gelly Roll Pens-silver, gold, white, Sharpie Paint Pen-gold, Stampin Up-Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Stampin Up-tiny silver jingle belles, Stampin Up-Mica Flakes, Art Quest-Perfect Paper Adhesive Matte.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥
 
 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Flowers ATC

Wicked Wednesday Weekly ATC Challenge     WW#6-Flowerful ATC's-Dilly Beans

This week the girls over at Wicked Wednesday are using a stamp from Dilly Beans and it's the prize also. I've never been to enamored of the big eyed girls and boys, but Dilly Beans has won me over with some of her creations. I would love to win this prize.
The girls also inspired my style of ATC with their graphic renditions this week. I created the bold black and white border then masked it of and with VersaMark ink and clear embossing powder, sponge daubers, and this bold flower stamp set, with a few tiny flower sprinkles added in I got a very flowerful ATC ;-)

Supplies: White textured ATC-Marco's Papers, Stamps: Stampin Up-Flower Fest, Sprinkles, Ink: VersaMark Ink, Stampin Up-Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Stampin Up clear embossing powder, Black Sharpie marker, sponge daubers.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Imagination

Rogue Redhead Designs     Rogue Redhead Crew Member Post
Stampin' for the Weekend     Challenge #20-Sketch

Good Tuesday Morning Everyone!
I found another new to me challenge blog Stampin' for the Weekend and they had the perfect sketch I needed for my Rogue Design Team post. 
I decided this morning since Rogue Redhead Designs is celebrating our first anniversary, I would harken back to the beginning and use the very first set of stamps Shar released, Relish Reading. This was a perfect set of stamps for me to purchase because I do love reading and I do love to use my imagination. 
Shar also has the 5th Challenge up and running--Dress Down-Use only one designer paper. I hope this card will help to inspire you to come over and play in our 5th challenge and possibly do a little shopping. Shar is offering some fantastic savings on all stamp sets right now. You don't have to use our stamps to play along, but if you have them we'd love to see you use them, and everyone loves a prize so you might even win and add some fantastic Rogue Redhead Design stamps to your stash.

Supplies: Soft Suede card blank 4" X 5 1/2", Papers: Stampin Up-Soft Suede, Designer Series Paper Well Worn, Naturals White, Brushed Gold, Stamps-Rogue Redhead Designs-Relish Reading, Ink: Stampin Up-Night of Navy, Ranger Archival Ink-Coffee, Stampin Up-Watercolor Crayons, Stampin Up-Word Window and Modern Label punches, Fiskars Oval shape cutter template, The Paper Studio Spare Parts-tiny heart brads, Stampin Up dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Monday, November 14, 2011

Mona Tag Card

The Paper Players     TPP#72-Colour Challenge-Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke, River Rock
CAS-ual Fridays     CFC28-Tag You're It
Studio L3     GM27!-Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas, 2007, Day 6

I wish my chipboard flourishes had turned out more red in the photo as they are in real life, but other than that I'm pleased with this arty creation to cover these 4 challenges.
In Tim's instructions for his tag he uses a mask to start with. I didn't have a mash that I wanted to use, so I took this Mona stamp and created a mask of her face and hair. I stamped her first in black, then sprayed the tag with Old Olive mixed with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearl, then went on with the instructions

Supplies: Riding Hood Red Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2", Papers: Stampin Up-Riding Hood Red, Designer Series Paper Patterned Stack-Regals, and Neutrals, Ranger Manilla Card Stock, Stamps: Stampers Anonymous-Mini Classic CMS 062, Ink: Stampin Up-Always Artichoke, River Rock, Perfect Pearl Sprays-Heirloom Gold, Fired Brick, Old Olive, K&Co-chipboard flourishes, Sizzix texture plate-Flourishes, green hemp cord unknown, Coluzzle tag shape template, hole punch, Tim Holtz distress tool.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Angel ATC

Wicked Wednesday Weekly ATC Challenge     Getting Angelic on Wicked Wednesday

First, I want to say thanks to Jenn at Wicked Wednesday and her team for bestowing a Top 3 Badge on me the first time I played at their challenge. It's always so good for the ego when your peers acknowledge their confidence in your work. If you haven't tried ATC's or haven't made any for awhile, you need to check out Wicked Wednesday and come play along for a fun time and some prizes along the way.
My Angel ATC is simple stamping and heat embossing on a textured ATC blank, and as you can see I just can't seem to make hardly anything without outlining it with one of my Sharpie Paint Pens. I also liked the rounded corners on this one to go along with the clouds.

Supplies: White textured ATC blank-Marco's Papers, Stamps: See-D's-Magical Christmas, Ink: Brilliance-Galaxy Gold, Stampin Up-Basic Gray, VersaMark Ink, Stampin Up-pewter embossing powder, Sharpie Paint Pen-gold. 

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Leaves

Less Is More     LIM41-One Layer-Leaves

Instead of going for a fall leaves look this time, I've opted for a monochromatic look with four greens inside a frame. Simple, but effective.

Supplies: White card blank 4" X 5 1/2", Papers: Stampin Up-Whisper White, Stamps: Stampin Up-Watercolor Trio, Ink: Stampin Up-Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss, Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke marker, Fiskars shape cutter template-Rectangles-1.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Give Thanks

Try Stampin' On Tuesday     Challenge #40-Sketch
Our Creative Corner     Pumpkin/Pumpkin Pie Challenge

I used Pumpkin Pie pattern paper, Tangerine Tango Ink, and dry embossed Cajun Craze then hit it with Copper metallic rub-on paste, and some copper sewing thread to make this stacked orangalicious card.

Supplies: Cajun Craze card blank 4" X 5 1/2", Papers: Stampin Up-Cajun Craze, Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack Brights Collection, Stamps: Inkadinkado-Autumn Foliage, Will 'n Way-Autumn Leaves, Ink: Stampin Up-Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Cuttlebug embossing folder-D'Vine Swirls, Craf-T Products-copper metallic rub-on, copper sewing thread, Stampin Up dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Circle Thanks

{Freshly Made} Sketches     FMS10-Sketch
City Crafter Challenge Blog     CCCB#82-Thanks*Giving
Stampin' Royalty     SR#97-Picture Inspiration Challenge

Continuing in the red, white, and blue theme this weekend. I am eternally grateful for the freedoms that our Veterans provide us with each and every day. 
I pulled my color scheme and circles from the picture inspiration over at Stampin' Royalty. 
Supplies: Cherry Cobbler card blank 4" X 5 1/2", Papers: Stampin Up-Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Stamps: Stampin Up-Circle Circus, Swirls & Curls Verses, Ink: Stampin Up-Cherry Cobbler, Bashful Blue, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Discovery

Tuesday Morning Sketches     TMS#119-Sketch
Shopping Our Stash     SOSC#25-Stickers, rub-ons, chipboard

While shopping my stash I found these quote stickers and this one brought to mind this eye stamp in my stash and this nautical paper also in my stash. I really like this red, blue, and gray theme going on here and since it's Veterans day and I'm an old Navy wife, ha, pretty cool how I picked the nautical paper. I'm being clever here, it wasn't that well planned, just thought I'd pull some legs. I am an old Navy wife though ;-)

Supplies: Cherry Cobbler card blank 4" X 5 1/2", Papers: Stampin Up-Cherry Cobbler, Naturals white, Designer Series Paper Nautical Expedition, Stamps: Hampton Art-Small Face Frame, Ink: Stampin Up-Not Quite Navy, Stampin Up marker-Cherry Cobbler, Fiskars super size circles template, Cloud 9 Design-Quote stickers, American Traditional Designs-ribbon, Martha Stewart- zig-zag border punch, The Paper Studio Spare Parts-tiny gray brads, Stampin Up dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Oh Xmas Tree Tag

Studio L 3     GM26!-Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas, 2009, Day 7
DYSU Challenge Blog     DYSUC #45-Inspired by Song

The song that inspired this tag is Oh, Christmas Tree, Oh, Christmas Tree. I've already started humming Christmas Carols. 
This was a fun process to build this tag. Of course, Tim's tags always come out bold and special because he always has just the right stamps. I'm still pretty pleased with my results except for my gold image in the bottom left corner. It should have been more bold, but when you hold it in person it's pretty. I like my little white shrinky dink snowflake charm I made, it sets off the white flourishes.

Supplies: Manilla tag, Lucky Squirrel Poly Shrink, Stamps: Stampin Up-Season of Joy, Local King Rubber Stamp-Noteworthy, Ink: Ranger Distress Inks-Pine Needles, Bundled Sage, Aged Mahogany, Antique Linen, Soot, Wild Honey, Adirondack Lights Snow Cap Paint Dabber, Brilliance-Starlite Silver, VersaMark, Close To My Heart gold embossing powder, Stampin Up-1 1/2" circle punch, ribbon-Offray, gold cord unknown, Black Sharpie marker, 1/16" hole punch.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Too Many Hats

Card Patterns     CPS#140-Sketch
The Order of the Opus Gluei      Challenge #117-What's on your head?
Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog     Challenge 23-Attitude
The Paper Players     TPP#71-Anne Marie's Recipe Challenge-3 different patterned papers, 2 different ribbons, at least 1 punch, and a sprinkling of glitter

Before I get into my little story to go along with this card it's very purple and probably won't be anyone's favorite of anything I've ever done, but it got made yesterday and for some reason couldn't bring myself to chuck it. The Paper Players may kick me off because there is no actual stamping on this one, I got the girl from free Google images. 
Which brings me to my story--I'm many things to many people, so what's on my head are many hats. Most days there are at least two and a lot of days many more than that. As you can see by my girl's face, being needed is a blessing and a curse, but alas, you rise each morning, put on your sparkiest clothes, can't forget your jewels, and grab your purse because you know that contains all your important papers and strike off to do the bidding of all who love you. I also remind myself daily while I'm striding through life I try to take time to smell the flowers along the way.

Supplies: Perfect Plum card blank 4" X 5 1/2", Papers: Stampin Up-Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack Subtles, Ink: Stampin Up-Wisteria Wonder, Copic Markers-BV02, V17, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen-Clear Star, Suze Weinberg's Pure Glitz Stickles-Grape, Stampin Up-Glimmer Brads, Fiskars Scallop Sentiment border punch, The Paper Studio-ruffled ribbon, Close To My Heart-Sassy Strands, Prima Flowers, Stampin Up dimensionals, glue dots.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Monday, November 7, 2011

Scattered Time

Wicked Wednesday Weekly ATC Challenges     Alice In Wonderland

Wicked Wednesday is a new challenge for me. One of my most loyal followers, Sharon, as I am one of hers, has led me to this challenge. I've found a lot of cool challenges through her. She's got a quirky sense of humor like mine, but she let's hers show more than I do, but she's inspired me to get on the Quirky band wagon more.
As you can see with this oh so scattered white rabbit digi from The Octopode Factory. I think he's one of the cutest in a creepy way that I've ever seen. I know just how he feels, I'm always running out of time.

Supplies: Navy textured ATC-Marco's Papers, Papers: Stampin Up-Whisper White, Stamps: The Octopode Factory-white rabbit digi, Ink: Copic Markers-R29, R27, V17, Y17, Y32, E13, B05, BV04,W1,W5, C5, C7, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen-gold and silver, Sharpie Paint Pen-silver, Craf-T Products-Metallic Rub-ons, Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades embossing folder, Stampin Up dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Mermaid

ATC Challenge Blog     Challenge 14-Anything Goes or Mermaids

I finally bit on some digis from CS Designs. I love all the faces she does and she almost always has several faces and sentiments to go with them in a group. This is from, yes, you're right, The Mermaid Series.
This is also a test for a spot on the Design Team at ATC Challenge Blog. Hope you girls like my work when you come over to visit. Would love a spot on the team.
I wish you could see the sparkle with the Clear Star pen on the fish, her eye shadow, and on the star fish.

Supplies: Blue textured ATC-Marco's Papers, Papers: Marco's Papers-mulberry paper, Stampin Up-Whisper White card stock, Stamps: CS Designs-Mermaid digi and sentiment, Ink: Copic Markers-B00, B95, BG10, BG72, Y38, YR61, E21, YR02, E00, E000, RV42, G82, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen-Clear Star, Stampin Up-Crumb Cake, Bordering Blue, Stampin Up-1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch, The Paper Studio-pearls and gemstones.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Sky's the Limit

Less Is More     LIM40-Red and Orange

I'm creating one challenge at a time today. I have to admit when I first thought of this challenge I thought of using flowers then I decided to take a look at my stamps and what could be prettier than some colorful hot air balloons in the sky?

Supplies: Confetti White card blank 4" X 5 1/2", Paper: Stampin Up-Confetti White card stock, Stamps: Stampin Up-Up, Up, & Away, Inks: Stampin Up-Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Peach Parfait, Soft Suede, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Creep On Over

Forever Night Challenges     FFC#16-Anything Goes-Evil Dark & Creepy

Forever Night Challenges is still giving me the opportunity to use up my piece of alcohol ink background paper. Stormy, Dark, and Creepy is the feel this background creates for me, so what better sentiment than "Creep on Over" ;-)

Supplies: Gray Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2", Papers: Stampin Up-glossy card stock, Naturals White, Basic Black, Stamps: Stampin Up-Howl-o-ween Creeps, Spooky Bingo Bits, Deadbeat Designs-tree,  Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Ranger Alcohol Inks-pitch black, slate, pearl, blending solution, Sharpie marker-black, EK Success-bat border punch, Stampin Up dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Daring Adventure

DYSU Challenge Blog     DYSUC #44-Teal
CAS-ual Fridays     CFC27-Over the Edge
Splendiferous Creations      Bloggers Challenge #237-Sketch

At Do You Stack Up the challenge is Teal, but I've thrown in a little Apricot Appeal and Blush Blossom for a smidge of adventure. The smidge of adventure would also apply for CAS-ual Fridays. This may be a little bit to adventuresome for them, but it's me all over, always stepping off the edge just to keep life interesting. I've always said that's why I have my Mom and my hubby, they hold my strings and keep me grounded. ;-)
Of course, when you're making a wonderful card you need a wonderful sketch to start with and today I got mine from Lisa Somerville. 
Supplies: Taken With Teal Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2", Papers: Stampin Up-Taken With Teal, Apricot Appeal, Blush Blossom, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Stamps: Stampin Up-Daring Adventure, Ink: Stampin Up-Taken With Teal, Blushing Bride, Tempting Turquoise marker, Stampin Up spritzer tool, Tim Holtz distress tool, Stampin Up-2 1/2" circle punch, Fiskars circle shape cutting template, Stampin Up-Very Vanilla seam binding dyed with Taken With Teal ink, Stampin Up dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Medallion Thanks

Try Stampin' On Tuesday     Challenge #39-Sketch

When I saw this sketch I immediately thought about this die in my stash from Clear Dollar Stamps. There are 3 dies in the set so that gives you several configurations. 
As usual I like to spread the love around and I have used American Crafts, Stampin Up,Sharpie, and as mentioned above Clear Dollar Stamps.
Check out Try Stampin' On Tuesday Challenge Blog to see how this sketch can be used so many different ways.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Buckin' Birthday

{Freshly Made} Sketches     FMS #9-Sketch
Shopping Our Stash     SOSC 24: Cowboys/Country/Western/Sports
Our Creative Corner     Masculine Card/Project

Tui at Our Creative Corner wanted us to make a masculine card or project, but try a little twist using some different colors. I've used Crumb Cake, Bravo Burgandy, So Saffron, and Peach Parfait, I don't know if those will be different enough for her or not. I also have to say I had the same cowboy theme in mind that Linda, The Funkie Junkie had. My card is just not as fancy as hers, but here's to you Linda with a little bit of real and faux stitching.
I shopped my stash for the burlap ribbon, the paisley texture plate, and the antique brads to give this card a buckin' good punch up.

Supplies: Crumb Cake card blank 4 1/4" X 5 1/2", Papers: Stampin Up-Crumb Cake, Bravo Burgandy, So Saffron, Peach Parfait, Stamps: Close To My Heart-B1305 Yeehaw, The Paper Studio-Wild West, Ink: Stampin Up-Soft Suede, Peach Parfait, Stampin Up marker-Bravo Burgandy, Sizzix texture plate-paisleys, Stampin Up-Antique Brads, sew machine, Scor-Tape, Stampin Up dimensionals. 

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tri-Fold Birthday


Our Creative Corner     Fancy Folds
Anything Goes Challenge Blog     Challenge 53-Stitches Real or Faux You Decide!

Here's the thing,  fancy fold cards are so cute and really fun and challenging to make and also very difficult to photograph. This one's a Tri-Fold, I got the instructions from Splitcoast Stampers, it's called Cami's Trifold Card.  Just a little explanation, you fold the far left panel down on top of the middle panel then fold that whole sandwich on top of the far right panel and the little tab holds the whole thing shut. I brought in the red stitching to go with the red sprinkles and the red cherry and then had to cover up all the back of the stitching, worked out pretty good though. Love that 1/8" Scor-Tape.

Supplies: Papers: Chatter Box double-sided card stock, Stampin Up-Marina Mist, Lucky Limeade, Naturals White, Designer Series Paper Just Add Cake, Stamps: Stampin Up-Itty Bitty Bits, Create a Cupcake, Ink: Stampin Up-Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy, Lucky Limeade, Stampin Up markers-Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Stampin Up-slit punch, Build a Cupcake punch, Fiskars circle shape cutter template, Spellbinders Nestabilities-Lg. Classic Inverted Scallop Circles, ribbon-Michael's, sewing machine, glue dot.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥


Birthday Stars

Less Is More      LIM39-Lucky Dip-Stars

I decided to come back to earth, but haven't quite got the stars out of my eyes yet ;-)
Less Is More are cards with lots of white space, nice simple designs, but are still dynamic cards. With Confetti White card stock, ink, markers, and the Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen I got a sparkling birthday card.

Supplies: 4" X 5 1/2" White Confetti card blank, Papers: Stampin Up, Stamps: Stampin Up-Send A Celebration, A Greeting for All Reasons, Ink: Stampin Up-Daffodil Delight, Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Stampin Up markers-Pool Party, Regal Rose, Daffodil Delight, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen-Clear Star.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Premier Published


 Just Steampunk!     Scott Publications

Today you can hear me clapping all over the planet. Late yesterday afternoon I brought in the mail and to my surprise I found a white envelope containing this Premier Issue of Just Steampunk!.
I have learned over the last couple of years when I get white envelopes they are usually complimentary issues of the magazines I've been published in. So, when I opened this envelope and discovered it was the Just Steampunk! issue I started doing a very happy dance, then I had to calm down long enough to flip through the pages and see which of the projects that I had sent in was chosen. I couldn't believe it when I got to page 53, there was my Steampunk Puzzle Canvas on the page all by itself. I got a whole page all to myself. Talk about personal goals and dreams come true, to be included in a Premier Issue of a National magazine with some many other famous and talented artists and to get a page all to myself, but wait for it--when I calmed down again and started looking at the rest of the magazine low and behold there on page 93 was one of my cards, The Hands of Time. Well, if I was prone to fainting I would have, but you've probably realized by now I'm much more inclined to be one of the jumping up and down, shrieking kind of gals when good things happen.
Before I forget myself and get to big a head, I want to give a big shout out and THANK YOU  to all the staff at Scott Publications for the confidence in my art and say it's an HONOR to be included in your magazines.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Macabre Wedding

Forever Night Challenges     Challenge #15-Embellishment Flowers
Gingersnap Creations     GC124: Color Challenge-Black & Grays

Well, the last couple of days prove to me that my style is truly eclectic. I have gone from Vintage, cute Christmas, to a Macabre Wedding.  You can't get much more eclectic than that, and I've decided that the reason I'm so all over the place with my style is I love to try out all kinds of techniques and styles, just to see if I can. Maybe my true personality is really emerging: QUIRKY--
When I made this alcohol ink background I was going for a stormy, dreary sky and for some reason I thought wouldn't that be cute for a graveyard wedding. I started searching for bride and groom skeletons and thought I would check out the Octopode Factory. I've been seeing some of these images pop up on different blogs. Low and behold Lily had the perfect couple, and they really hooked me when I saw that he had hearts on his head. I'm just a sucker for hearts, and even better they are digi's so I also got my other quirky thing, instant gratification. Paid with PayPal, and by this morning she had emailed the link to download these and bingo, here's the card.
I didn't really think I had macabre in me, but I'm totally blown away that this came out looking like a creepy, stormy graveyard. My little flower embellishments are kind of hard to see, but they help create the illusion of a pathway into this garden of loooove---


Supplies: Black card blank 5" X 6 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: Stampin Up-glossy card stock, Naturals White card stock, Brushed Silver, Basic Black, Stamps: The Octopode Factory-Bride and Groom digis, Fiskars-Spooky Frightful, Hampton Art-Spooky Tree, Stampendous-Marble Texture Cube, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Ranger Alcohol Inks-Slate, Pitch Black, Pearl, Blending Solution, Copic Markers-C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, W1, W3, W5, W7, 110, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen-silver, white, Sharpie Paint Pen-silver, Martha Stewart-fence border punch, Stampin Up-bitty blossom punch, tiny black brads unknown.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Candy Kisses

Rogue Redhead Designs     1st Anniversary and Release of New Stamps
Card Patterns     CPS #139-Sketch

Today is a big celebration over at Rogue Redhead Designs. 1st Anniversary and not only the release of some new stamp sets, but the debut of the new website: http://rogueredheaddesigns.com
Shar our fearless leader and designer of these wonderful stamps has been working deligently in spite of the weather to bring all these good things together for us.
This sketch from Card Patterns was the perfect match up for me today to showcase this cute stamp set Candy Kisses. You get 14 stamps on this plate. I've used 3 of the sentiments, the girl hugging the snowman, the background stamp, and the piece of candy. Card Patterns is a fantastic challenge site to go for sketches to jump start you project creativity, so no matter what stamps you're using this week hop over and have a go at this sketch challenge.
I just love these little button brads and after I stamped and heat embossed the candy pieces these little brads fit right in the middle. 
Come on over and join in on the celebration and the sales at Rogue Redhead Designs, we're in the big time now, we've got a blog with a great challenge to participate in, and a wonderful website where you can keep up with currant releases and a gallery of what our Design Team is creating with all the stamp sets.

Supplies: Red 4" X 5 1/2" card blank, Papers: Stampin Up-Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Designer Series Paper Candy Cane Christmas, Stamps: Rogue Redhead Designs-Candy Kisses, Ink: Stampin Up-Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, VersaMark Ink, Stampin Up clear embossing powder, Sharpie Marker-red, The Paper Studio Spare Parts-button brads, ribbon-Offray, Fiskars corner rounder, glue dots, Stampin Up dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥