Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Get Sketchy Trash to Treasure

Here is a little Christmas decoration I made for this weeks challenge at Get Sketchy.
We were to use something we were going to throw away and make a treasure. This little wooden box used to hold some tiny clothespins. It measures about 4x6 inches. I sponged on some celery green acrylic paint. I used some vintage style papers to cut images from to create scenes in each section. The camera doesn't capture the dimension of the images or the glitter, but you get the idea. This was a fun challenge. Hope you don't mind seeing yet another Christmas project. Thanks for stopping by! Happy New Year to all!!

Card made with FREE Digi Kitty Image

Here is a card I made with the free, 75 followers, digi-kitty image. You can check out the challenge here.
There is a prize for a not yet released Valentine Digi Stamp Set. There are some really cute entries already. If you play along, make sure you post your card before midnight, January 1.
BTW the free image is only available til January 1, 2010. So hurry on over and become a follower.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Peachy Keen Challenge 19

Hello friends. Time for another challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps. Today's challenge is another sketch challenge. Here is the sketch and my interpretation of it. I used PK-224.
I stamped snippets of the mouse and finally the whole mouse. If you haven't noticed, I love mice stamps! I used my copics to color him. The little charm says smile. I hope this card makes YOU smile.

The prize for Challenge #19 is an entire assortment pack of our newest set, PK-531 Simple Sallies! Good luck everyone!

You have 2 weeks to play along, so tell your friends and come join in the fun! Have a great day!!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Digi Kitty Challenge

Here is a card I made for Digi Kitty's Challenge. I used digital images. The candle is Lil Light and I also used Digi Kitty's poinsettias. I printed 2 different sizes of the poinsettias, colored them with copics and used them to embellish the candle holder. The white on the candle is dimensional paint sprinkled with glitter. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Get Sketchy 18

Here is a card I made for Get Sketchy #18. The image is by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I thought that little mouse was just too cute to resist. I also love marshmallows. I am guilty of roasting marshmallows over the burner of my kitchen stove. (Gasp) I used my copics to color the stamped image. I masked the lit match with a punched circle and sponged the background with several shades of blue. The polka dot ribbon is from SU.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Copic Color Challenge #44

Hello friends! I was asked to be a guest designer for Copic Color Challenge #44. The colors chosen for this challenge were Y15, BG05, and E47. Because of the busy holiday season you will have 2 weeks to play along. Check out the inspirational samples made by the design team! As always, I appreciate your stopping by and for all the kind comments you leave!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Peachy Keen Challenge 18

Hello my crafting friends! Peachy Keen has a new challenge posted. The guidelines are to make a card using the sketch above (feel free to replace buttons with any embellishment). Please link up your entry before December 27th for a chance to win. Another fabulous prize is up for grabs, but you need to participate to have a chance at winning. I had fun making this card using PK-328 Snowman Winter Greeting Card Set. I paper pieced the snowman's clothing and colored with copics. I punched and glittered the snowflakes, added some bling and stickles to the Christmas tree, papers from K&Company, and polka dot ribbon from SU. I hope to see you join in the fun and tell your friends to come play too! Have fun!! :) Don't forget to check out the other fabulous cards made by the DT. You may click here or click on their names in my sidebar to go directly to their blogs. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Posting this Quickly Digi Kitty Challenge

Ok. I had to post this before midnight. I did so just in the nick of time. I will be back with better pictures in a few minutes. They look better than they appear in these pictures. I'll be back soon. You may check out the challenge here.

Hello, I'm back. I hope you find these pictures to be more appealing.

Monday, December 7, 2009

New Stamps

Hello friends! I just wanted to show you a card I made with some new Peachy Keen Stamps that I received last week. Kathy is so talented!! Aren't these penguins the cutest little guys? Not only are they cute, but they are also part of the prize package up for grabs if you participate in the challenge and win. You may check out the challenge here.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Day 275, 277, 278 at 365 Cards

Here are 3 cards for day 275, 277, and 278. Tis the Season, Just a Fraction, and You can't miss it! You can check out the challenges here. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 17

Hello friends! Peachy Keen has a fun challenge to try and if you are the lucky winner of the draw, you will receive 2 Brand New Released sets, PK-408 Gingerbread Doll Set and PK-318 Penguin Doll Set! Kathy has been creating new stamps and are they CUTE!!!! You will want to check them out for sure!

I am thrilled to announce that I have been chosen to be on the Design Team with 7 other really talented women. Their names and links to their blogs are posted in the sidebar to the right. I hope you will visit their blogs. You won't be disappointed.

Now onto the challenge.

We have another recipe challenge for you this week. The challenge is to use the following:

* polka dot(s)
* a border
* stripe(s)
* stamped image(s)

For my card I used PK-319 Snickerdoodle Happy Elf. I stamped his image twice, once onto white cardstock and once onto green "velvet" ribbon. (I purchased this ribbon last year, for 90% off, after Christmas clearance.) I love to think of different ways to incorporate different products. I also have some red velvet ribbon that I purchased at the same time. I have used that for Santa's clothes in the past. I cut the Christmas trees from patterned paper, made the present and attached the white polka dot bow to the present with clear glue dots. The ribbon is not wired. You just twirl and tack down with the glue dots.

As always, thanks for stopping by, and I hope you can join us in the challenge. You have until December 15 to post your card to Mr. Linky. I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Day 272 - Crossing The Line

At 365 Cards the challenge for Day 272 was crossing the line. We were to have paper or embellishments hang over 3 sides of the card. Thanks for having a look! Have a great week!

Day 271 - Giving Thanks and Day 273 - Pretty Pattern

For this card I have combined 2 challenges. I received this damask stamp from a dear friend and knew it would be perfect for Day 273 and since it was a gift I used it to make a Thank You card for her, for Day 271. You can check out the challenges at 365 Cards.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Day 270 - Face It

Here is my card for Day 270 - Face It, for the 365 Cards Challenge Blog. I used punches to create his face. I was inspired to use punches, because my friend Heidi makes some really cute cards using punches. Have a great day!

Day 269 - Tied Up In Knots

Here is my card for Day 269, Tied Up In Knots at 365 Cards. I used my Copics to color the stamped image and some SU twine to tie around the stump. I added a starfish charm and tied some knots in the twine. The sea-horses, sand-dollar, and crab were punched from MS punches. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

This is a card I made for the Copic Color Challenge blog, #41. We were to use Burnt Umber, Apricot, and Olive. I love the colors of fall so I chose to do a harvest card to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the day and don't eat till your tummy hurts.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Day 267 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Hello friends! I have been enjoying the challenges at 365 Cards. You can check out the sketch for this card here. These little chicks are by Denami. They make me smile. I hope you like my card. I had a difficult time with this challenge, but I think it turned out o.k. Thanks for having a look.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Day 268 - Thumbprint Art

The challenge at 365 cards was to stamp thumbprints and make a card. I used the side of my thumb for the rat and the tip of my thumb for the mice bodies. I used the tip of my finger to stamp the ears. The cheese is part of a Whipper Snapper stamp and the sentiment is from a Penny Black stamp set. It was a fun challenge! Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Day 264

Here is my card for day 264 at 365 Cards. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

365 Cards Challenges- Day 262, 263, 265, 266

Here are 4 card challenges at 365 Cards. The quality of the pictures isn't very good. They look better IRL.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Day 260-Super Sketchy Sunday

I have been enjoying the challenges at 365 Cards. Here is my card for day 260. I changed the shape of the card. Hope you like it!

Day 261-Card Recipe

I couldn't resist this challenge because it is my favorite color combination. You can check out the challenge here

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Peachy Keen Challenge 16

For this challenge we were asked to make anything using Peachy Keen Faces. I chose to alter this little wooden box. I used designer paper to cover the box. Then I stamped my images, colored them with Copics, and cut them out. They were adhered to the box with pop dots. I used Simple Simon Faces and PK-614 Fall Fun Pumpkins. I also popped some of the leaves that I cut from the paper scraps for added dimension. Tied some gingham ribbon round one of the handles and I found the leaf embellishment in my stash. Now it is ready to fill with chocolate kisses or use as a pencil holder or give as a gift. I hope you will join in the fun and tell your friends! You can find the details for this challenge here. You will want to see what the DT made for this challenge. I can't wait to see what you create. The more people that participate, the higher the prize. You have until November 30 to link your project to Mr. Linky. Good luck to everyone!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Meow-meow Monday Challenge - Hybrid Card

Hello Everyone!
I am so excited that Kristal has asked me to be guest designer this week at Digi Kitty. I started stamping about 3 years ago and quickly became hooked. I have learned a lot through card swaps and blog hopping and more recently by joining in on the multitude of Challenge Blogs. There are so many talented artists and resources available to gain inspiration, enough to last a lifetime. I am really enjoying this creative adventure and hope to be an inspiration to others. Thank you Kristal! This week's challenge is to make a "hybrid" card (use a digital stamp and a rubber stamp to make a card). This was a challenge I had never tried, but I sure had fun doing it! I used the Home Sweet Home digi stamp and changed it to a Christmas scene. I probably should have done a Thanksgiving scene. Maybe I will make another. I would love to see your hybrid stamping creations, so please join in!
Most of all, have fun!!
:) Janice

Day 259 Imagine Snow

Sorry to bombard you with cards. Almost done. Day 259 Imagine Snow.

257-Picture This

Here is another card I made for 365 Cards Challenge 257-Picture This.

256-Perfect Pair

For day 256 we were to use ric-rac and buttons. So I made a Christmas tree. You can check out the challenge at 365 Cards.

Day 255-Let's Patch Things Up

At 365 cards the challenge was to use a patch. I chose to use a pirate eye patch.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Meow-meow Monday Challenge-Punch It

Over at Digi Kitty the challenge for the week is to use punches. The owl image is from Digi Kitty. I used my scallop edge punch to make his chest feathers. I used fun flock on the hat and the boots. Then I created a scene. The cabin was cut from a piece of Debbie Mumm designer paper. I punched 3 snowflakes from the white cardstock and then put glitter on the strip. I cut two hills from white cardstock and glittered that. I punched the larger snowballs and glittered those as well. Finished card size is 5"x7". Enjoy the day!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

GS #13

The challenge at get sketchy is a sketch, of course, and the bonus challenge is dry embossing. My friend Heidi is an expert at hand dry embossing and makes the cutest cards! I have been wanting to try it for awhile now so when I saw the challenge at Get Sketchy, it gave me that extra push to do it. I am happy with the result and had fun making this card! As always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Sugar Bowl- Challenge 23

I made this card for the The Sugar Bowl - Challenge 23. Judy's sketch. You may find the details here.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Day 250 - Marvelous Mondrian

Here is I card I made for challenge 250 - Marvelous Mondrian over at 365 Cards Challenge Blog. This style is very different than anything I have done thus far, so I have really stepped out of my comfort zone. I do like the bright colors. I made the flower by cutting out the shapes, crumpling the paper, and attaching it with the ribbon. I used a sizzix die for the flourishes. The size of the card is 5 1/2" square. Hope you are having a happy Friday!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Magnolia Challenge- Monochrome

Here is my card for this weeks challenge, monochrome. I know it may be a stretch, but I think it is pretty monochrome. The chocolate tin was to the left of the cookies tin. It was intended to be a place for a sitting Tilda. Instead I stacked them and made the room look like a kitchen. The brown strip is for a chair rail and also a division for the "wall-papered" kitchen. I am happy with this card. I really like the colors. As always, thanks for stopping by.

A Couple of Birthday Cards

For the Happy "Bird"-days card, I used a stamp by Denami Designs. I thought those little birds were so cute.

The penguins lighting the cupcake is a stamp by The Cat's Pajamas. These cards were fun to make! Thanks for having a look!

The Digi Kitty Framed Challenge

I made this card for The Digi Kitty challenge, "Framed". I received this free digital image from Digi Kitty and this is what I came up with. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 15

I have the honor once again to be a guest designer for Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 15. You can see the details of this challenge by clicking here.
For this challenge Kathy has provided us with a sketch. I chose to use PK-322 to create my Christmas gingerbread wreath. I love her gingerbread stamps and the Christmas Tag Mini set has so many possibilities. I hope you like my holiday wreath. I had a lot of fun making this card. It is really getting me in the mood for Christmas. I hope you will join in the fun and play along. There is a great prize that you might win, but you have to enter to get a chance. You have until Nov. 15th to post your card to Mr. Linky. Good Luck to all who enter!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Monster Blog Hop

Since Halloween is over I used my freebie monster and changed him into a Christmas shopper. Hope you don't mind. :)This was for The Digi Kitty Blog found here.