Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Baseball fun...instead of Twinkling Tuesday challenge

Our Twinkling Tuesday challenge this week was do make a card based on a Mickey (as a park ranger) and Minnie Mouse romance and wedding. I don't have any Disney type stamps, and couldn't think of an original wedding type card based on the challenge. Sorry! Plus, I have scrapbooking class tonight and tomorrow night, so I'm busy getting all ready for that. I'm posting a baseball scrapbook page instead of the card for this week. We made this layout last fall in scrapbook class.
Check out what the other Twinkling Tuesdays team members have come up with - they're a creative bunch and I'm sure there are some awesome cards that rocked the challenge.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Twinkling Tuesday time again...

It's spring break week here in Chicagoland, so life is a little more hectic this week. My time is not my own for awhile! Here is the sketch and my creation. This is a retired set, but it's fun. I guess it would have to be the right type of person to give this card to. Ha ha ha... Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Twinkling Tuesday Color Sketch Challenge

Here are the colors for our Twinkling Tuesday challenge of the week. Below is my creation, and in the right hand column are links to the other Twinkling Team members, and what they did with this color combo - check it out!

Long Time Friend - Tile Style!

It's Twinkling Tuesdays time again! And it's St. Patrick's day too - so Happy St. Patty's day! This week's sketch challenge wasn't using a particular sketch, but a color challenge. The colors to use were: Garden Green, Close to Cocoa, and Whisper White.
It was a beautiful spring day yesterday, so I was in the spring mode...and hadn't used this retired Stampin' Up! set for awhile - Long Time Friend. I pulled it out and used a technique I haven't used for awhile - the Tile technique. Enjoy!

Supplies used: Sets; Long Time Friend, Weathered Background, and Linen Background (All Stampin' Up!) Garden Green, Close to Cocoa, Whisper white, and Brocade Blue cs, Basic Brown ink for image, close to cocoa ink for background,(creamy caramel for linen background on top of image) watercolor pencils and blender pens, versamark pad with ultra thick embossing powder for tile effect, grosgrain ribbon, oval punches. The versamark pad with embossing powder makes the cocoa cardstock look much darker.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Twinkling Tuesdays Sketch 13

So, above is the sketch that Jacky, age 6 1/2 came up with (let's not forget the paper piercing!!!) And below is my card, made using the sketch as a template. I figured, since a guy came up with the sketch, I would make a more "masculine" type card. Fun sketch Jack - good job!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Loves me...loves me not....LOVES ME!

I wanted to use a bunch of scrap white cardstock, so I stamped the petals on it from "Pick a Petal" Stampin' Up! set. I cut them out and made flowers on a scrapbook page, with one of the flowers being 'picked' with the loves me, loves me not idea. I don't know if my son is that crazy about being on a scrapbook page with flowers on it, (he's all boy!)but I think it turned out fun.

Think Spring...think spring...think spring!!!

I can't tell you how excited I am that winter is winding down and spring is on the way. So, I pulled out my Inspired by Nature set to play with last night. Here are a couple cards I made. I colored the stamp with markers, then lightly misted it before stamping. I used the linen background stamp on it, to give it a different texture.
Fun! I'm hoping if I stamp with flowers, that I'll be encouraging spring to come a little faster! We can only hope...

Monday, March 2, 2009

Here's the sketch challenge....

This is my first official "Sketch Challenge". So, here's the sketch...and below is the creation!

My first Design team sketch!!!

This was a fun card to come up with - it's my very first design team sketch challenge. I am now a proud member of Madelynn's Twinkling Tuesday design team, and this is sketch challenge number 12. I couldn't decide if I liked it better with a cupcake in each corner, or a cupcake in 3 of the corners with just the sentiment in the corner instead of a cupcake. What do you think?

I used Stampin' Up! Raspberry Tart DSP, Pink Pirouette and Regal Rose cardstock, Stampin' Up! markers, Dazzling Diamonds on top of Liquid applique for the frosting, Large oval punch for sentiment, 3/4 inch punch for small punched out cupcakes, and 1 inch circle punch for the DSP circles under the cupcakes image. Great sketch Madelynn!