Tuesday, August 30, 2011

JB35, The Midas Touch



We're talking GOLD!! There's gold in them thar hills! Heehee! Ok enough silliness, this week's prompt over at Jingle Belles was given by faithful Belle Leslie, the crooked stamper! As I'm sure most of you know, King Midas' touch turned everything into gold...so we are to use gold to craft with. To broaden the horizon a bit, the Belles in Charge, Lauren and Stef, decided to include silver, as well as white or cream. Based on all that, here is my take on the prompt. I didn't use any silver, but I do have white and cream. Several elements of this card are from Martha Stewart...the dp, the punch (one of her punch around the page type), and the stamps. The punched element behind the bird is a textured paint sample from my HUGE collection of samples. The gold ink is from a stamp set by The Paper Company. I added some bling on the four corners of the paint sample, and rounded two of the corners of my dp and the corresponding corners of the base. I wanted to see if the punch would work on a smaller piece of paper for the sentiment, and to my pleasant surprise, it did. :) ANYway, I guess that's about all there is to tell about this card, so I'll get to posting it now...LATER!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Meljens 72



"Sparkles, Shine and Glitter." Well, I have no problem with any of those, how 'bout you? :) I LOVE me some glitter, especially in glue form! That's the challenge this week over at Meljens Designs. I just love this image Melissa posted as a freebie near last Christmas. Doesn't it remind you of the Charlie Brown tree, but with that special Meljen's touch? I kept this card pretty simple. I embossed the dp with the snowflake ef, and then sanded over the top. Then I distressed the edges with scissors and brown ink. I ran the inkpad around the image and sentiment too, and added three little bits of bling to the sentiment too. If you can see it, there is also a sheer ribbon behind the image panel. Well, I must get going! Take care! :)

JB34 and FTL154

Hello! This week over at Jingle Belles, we are working with a wonderful sketch from Clean and Simple Stamping Blog. It is FTL154. When I showed it to Chad, he said "Oh, that's a snowman." And I thought, "Hmmm....YES, a discomBOBulated snowman!!!" So, after some more thought on it, this is the end result. What do ya'll think? I think it's funny...LOL
Well, gotta run, Chad is needin' the computer soon...take care! :)





Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hello, and good evening!



We're almost to the weekend...YAHOO!!! My kids are finally home from visiting relatives most of the summer, and I have the weekend off! And a trip to Mike's is in the plans...did any of you know that they now carry Copic markers?? I am sooooo psyched!!! I have already started to "collect" them, starting with the light skin tone colors. I told the hubby that is what I want for every occassion until I have them all...LOL!


So, onto today's card. I made this for the current challenge over at Catch The Bug, distressed or shabby chic. Well, I'm not sure I could ever pull off shabby chic, so I went with distressed instead. This little guy looks like he's having some fun in the snow, doesn't he? The image is called Turtles-Winter from Bugaboo...you can find him HERE. So you can probably see I distressed the card by sponging ink on the edges of the square, and around the edges of the embossed red panels. I also took my scissors to the edges of the square to rough them up.


Well, I must cut this short, as the kids need to get to bed, and so do I! Take care until next time! :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

JB33, BLING on the holidays!




Happy Wednesday ya'll! I'm SO happy it's finally Wednesday, cuz I worked 8 days in a row this past week, and I'm needin' a break! I have off tomorrow, work Friday, and then off the weekend. WHEW! Well, enough about ole' hum-drum stuff, let's get to the real reason for this post!!


This is the card I made for this week's prompt over at Jingle Belles, BLING on the holidays! I just love all the clever titles they give to their prompts! HEE HEE!! This image is a real cutie from DigiStamp Boutique that I just HAD to have, called Rocky and Family. Isn't this little robin family just adorable? I colored them with my trusty ole Sharpies and Bics, and gave them some sparkle on the brims and balls of their hats with Stickles. After I cut the image out, I decided to make the snow they're standing in sparkle by glueing on some shaved up styrofoam ball...not very easy to work with, lemme tell ya! Maybe I just don't have mine shaved finely enough, I don't know. When I finished fighting to keep it in place, I then added some Stickles to the dots of snow in the image. If you notice, they also have some styrofoam on the fur of their boots! This is layered onto some green glitter paper I got at JoAnn Fabrics in the dollar bin (YEA!), and then layered onto a Petite Scallop Large Nestie. I decided at the beginning just to make this a teeny little card, so the back is another Petite Scallop Large Nestie. There...I hope that is enough info about this card! Just on a side note, I think I was not supposed to make this card! Either that, or I was tired, cuz I just kept dropping stuff I was trying to use on this one! Heehee! OK, enough jabber, off to get this posted and linked up! Have yourselves a great night! :)


ETA: I also just added this to the DigiStamp Boutique's August competition.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

OK, everybody, let's get in shape!






One and two, and one and two. LOL Did I have ya goin' there for a second? As my title might suggest we ARE getting in shape, but not with exercise! This week's prompt over at Jingle Belles is to Shape up for the Holidays...aka to make a shaped card. Something other than the usual square or rectangle. I briefly considered doing a circle-shaped card, but then I thought that wouldn't be stretching my imagination much. After some thought, I remembered this template I saved from Diane Zechman's blog, HERE. BINGO! Perfect for what I wanted. The more I thought about this template, the more the iris folding technique entered my mind as well. Here you see the end result of all that thinking! Of course, I pictured it much prettier in my head, and I had thought of embossing the front , but by the time I got the opening cut out, I forgot all about that part. Does that ever happen to anyone else? Well, once I got all the iris folding done, and I was examining the front, I wondered what I was gonna "frame" the opening with. So, I had to peruse around my stash to find this sequin trim, and it fit the bill for me. Although I am not completely happy with my end result, I will still be entering it in the Jingle Belles challenge for this week. Thanks for having a look, and perhaps you could join in over at Jingle Belles this week. :)



ETA: I have also decided to enter this in the Fussy and Fancy Christmas in July/August, challenge 42, and Crazy 4 Challenges C4C99, Shape it Up.

ETA again: This card got me featured over at Jingle Belles yet again! YAHOO!!!!