Sunday, January 27, 2008

CPS. Featured Stamper Challenge, and a random card!

I don't know if you are, but I'm going to apply for the CPS design team.. I participate in the challenges fairly frequently, so I thought this would be a design team I could probably keep up with... Now I just have to make cards that will WOW Tami! haha...

This first card was made with my new stamp set Joiles Fluer by Lizzie Anne.. I've admired this set for a while, and WOW I can't believe how nice it stamps.. It was fun to colour too.. It's always nice to find a stamp set that I can use my Copics on.
Supplies: Stamps: Lizzie Anne; Paper: Basic Grey; Ink: Ranger Paint dauber, Lamp Black (Ranger), Landscape (Palette), Copic Markers, Ribbon (May Arts and Martha Stewart), Chipboard and Rub-on (Basic Grey).
The second card was a case of this one (although I kind of messed up the L/O a little, but who's measuring?!?).. I used paper from MM and Creative Imaginations.. They make a great pair, don't they?
Supplies: Stamps: Lizzie Anne; Paper: Making Memories, Creative Imaginations; Ink: Lamp Black, Old Paper (Ranger); Copic Markers, Velvet Rik Rak, Metal Tag (MM).











This last card was an attempt to use some scraps that are piling up around my craft area!! Don't you hate scraps? They're too pretty to throw out, but there is just so much!!!!
Supplies: Stamp: Whipper Snapper; Paper: Basic Grey, Bazzill; Ink: Lamp Black (Ranger); Snaps (WeR), Flowers (Prima).

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Featured Stamper: KathyC

I had a medical procedure done on friday and I was looking forward to sitting at my craft table all day yesterday while I laid in my bed.. I'm glad I got to play with this cute Whipper Snapper stamp. So fun to colour..

I'm gonna going to run some errands, then I'll probably sleep some more. Thanx for stopping by!


Supplies:
Stamps: Whipper Snapper; Paper: DCWV; Ink: Lamp Black (Ranger); Ribbon (May Arts).

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Just Because Cards....

Over the past year and a bit at SCS I've become what's called a "challenge chaser" which means the majority of the cards I post are in some way a response to one of the daily challenges. Well, a of late I haven't had the time (or frankly the desire) to sit and make a card that abides by rules... The task of choosing colours, layouts, images, sentiments etc used to paralyze me, but now that I feel I'm getting a handle on this whole card thing, I finally feel like I can create without someone giving me some direction. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the challenges, and will ALWAYS play, but just lately I've wanted to do my own thing. Anyway, this is what I came up with the last couple of days.

*Note my first attempt at the "Kittie747 technique" with the grass. I used "Itty Bitty Backgrounds "(SU!) in a couple of different colours to create the effect. I have no idea if this is how she does it, but I guessed. I made the clouds by cutting some cloud shapes out of cardstock and using my Copic airbrush system.. LOVE the effect!
The next two cards were made using my newest stamp purchase, which is a clear set by Memory Box that consisted of the famous penquin image, as well as a bunch of cute ad-ons like a kite, sunglasses, a grad cap, clothes, you get the idea, so I made a couple of cards in preparation for V-day as I call it. I used my new nestabilities dies to create the die-cut hearts.



Supplies
Hi: Paper: American Crafts, Basic Grey, Buckaroo Blue, Chocolate Chip (SU!); Stamps: You're Cute (SU!); Ink: Jumbo Java (Versamagic), Lamp Black (Ranger);Accessories: Thickers (AC), Cuttlebug embossing folder, Copic markers, CM Cutting System .

Happy Valentine's Day
: Paper: SEI, Making Memories, Bazzill; Stamps: Memory Box, Inkakinkado; Nestabilities, Copic Markers.

From Me to You:
Paper: Amuse notecard, American Crafts; Stamps: Memory Box, SU! (Sentiment); Inks: Lamp Black (Ranger); Copic Markers, Nestabilities.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Snow...

I still can't believe it, but it actually snowed on Christmas.. If I believed in miracles I think I would have thought I witnessed one. Snow is both a blessing and a curse here on the west coast. We don't get enough of it to warrant most people getting snow tires, so when we DO get snow, the driving conditions are treacherous.

My boyfriend and I had to travel from one family's house to another on Christmas night, and let me tell you, it wasn't fun. But OH what a sight it was to look out the car window and see everyone's houses lit up with lights and covered with snow...

Okay. Enough of me being sentimental. Tara charged me with designing a fresh layout for a class (coming in February) using a technique developed by someone else (Trudy Sigurdson), using pre-determined products. I said YES! cause I always love a challenge, and the colours I had to work with were beautiful, and I must say this is one of my fav' layouts I've done in a while. I have always loved taking snow shots with my mom's digital SLR, and this winter it's no different, except now I have my own SLR and I can take as many shots as I want. (Over 150 on Christmas day alone) Besides Christmas we haven't got a lot of snow here yet, so I'm hoping for my little guy's sake we will get some more this winter, if not just for the pictures!!











Supplies: Ranger Alcohol Inks and blending solution; Heidi Swapp Ghost shapes; Acrylic letters (unknown); Paper: Sandylion, Bazzill.