Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Twinkling Tuesday - MTTSC24

Madelynn's back with a super sketch...so here it is!

And here's what I made. It's a quick, easy card this week since it's my scrappin' week, and most of my focus is on my scrapbooking class tonight. I figured I'd do a fun "boyish" type card. It's easy for me to come up with girlish cards - but harder to make fun boy cards, which is funny since I HAVE 2 boys.
Check out the other creations of the Twinkling Tuesday team members - and this week Madelynn came up with an AWESOME card. I'm guessing she'll post it on her Twinkling Tuesday blog sometime today. I saw it this morning and it's adorable! Have a great Tuesday! Happy stamping. Hugs, Darla

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Twinkling Tuesday MTTSC23

Another beautiful spring day here in Chicagoland, and it's Twinkling Tuesday time! This week we have another guest Sketch Man - Jacky, Madelynn's younger brother. Here is his sketch, and here's what I came up with. I substituted the circle for a star in the middle. I copied this owl from a card in the June issue of Stampin' Success magazine. So fun! I figured since it's almost graduation time, I would make a graduation type card. I didn't have small words for congratulations graduate, so I substituted "Celebrate" and "One smart cookie" instead. I had to figure out what to do with those little tabs on the sides. This was fun to make. It uses lots of different SU punches and a great way to use up scraps! Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Twinkling Tuesday MTTSC22

Today is beautiful spring Twinkling Tuesday - YEA! We have a guest designer this week - Kimmie Doktor's son Nicky. Instead of a sketch to follow, we had 3 colors to include in our card: orange, purple and blue. Hmmm....what an intereting color combo. I wasn't sure what I thought at first, but I like how it looks! Great job Nicky! So, here's what I came up with.

This is an awesome new technique that apparently someone showed at a Stampin' Up! Seattle Regional, and it has been spreading like wildfire across the country. I watched a video tutorial from Patty Bennett to get the details. I used shimmery white cardstock, and embossed the flowers from Fifth Avenue Floral with white embossing powder. Then use a spray bottle to make water puddles in the flower. Choose a couple colors of re-inkers and add a drop or two of each on a plastic plate. Using an aquapainter (or wet paintbrush) pick up a dab of color from the re-inker dot, and touch each puddle of water in the embossed flower petals, and it instantly fills the whole space with color. COOL! Then you can go back and add coordinating colors to shade the flower as you desire. It doesn't matter if it goes out of the lines, because you'll be cutting it out after it dries. This is a fun and addicting technique. Give it a try!
The colors of re-inkers I used were Pumpkin Pie, Apricot Appeal, Orchid Opulence, and Bashful Blue. (All Stampin' Up!)

If you'd like to play along with this weeks sketch, you can upload your card using the title MTTSC22. It's great fun! And check out all the wonderful creations of the Twinkling Tuesdays team members. Their links are on the sidebar.

Happy and creative stamping!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Why I didn't make the Twikling Tuesday challenge this week...

Sorry no card this week! My parents are here from Utah, and my son was baptized this weekend. It's been a very busy weekend...hence...no card today! :-( In our church, the children get baptized when they are 8 years old, and my son just turned 8 a couple weeks ago. It was a neat weekend. My husband baptized him. So, here we are..my hubby Jack and my son Brandon (in their white clothes right before he was baptized) and myself. Next week I'll be back on track for the challenge! I'm looking forward to checking out all the Twinkling team members' blogs to see the great creations. (Tomorrow after my parents fly home!)