Sunday, February 28, 2010


Here is my submission for this week's Midnight Madness sketch challenge. I just bought this stamp set from SU! I have been eyeing it for awhile and finally just went for it. The card didn't come together until I went to Archiever's and bought the pink papers and the flower embellishments. I have big metal fans to go with my Asian themed stamps. The fans, however were too big and didn't add anything to the card. The pattern paper is from the Far East Stack.
Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 26, 2010

DS1's card

My DS1 made this "card" and asked me to post it here. He used various scraps I had and taped it all together.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

For Grandma Virginia

Grandma Virginia is a foster grandma to my work. We talk fiber arts a lot. She enjoys looking at my creations and we enjoy talking about patterns, projects and yarn. I made a baby blanket recently and she liked it saying that she would like to have something to put on her bed ontop of her blanket. Little did she know that I already had this one started. I found the pattern out of circular baby blankets. I used a larger needle (which makes the project larger) and added an extra row to make the blanket bigger. I finished it tonight and will give it to her on Monday.
I am on a yarn fast this year to force myself to use up yarn in my stash. I only had 5 skeins of this color. I did have to go to the store and buy one skein to finish the project. I don't think that was too much of an infringement on my fast as I only needed one skein and it was to finish a project in process.

Annie, Whatcha lookin' at?

This is my second submission for Art Impressions February contest. Again, the theme of this month is seeing red. Annie is a new stamp I bought with my winnings from my first place win last month. Woo hoo! I won a $50.00 gift certificate! She is also a front and back stamp, but I chose only to stamp her back side. I was trying to tie the seeing red into February is heart disease awareness month. It didn't work. I called my dork sister Peggysue and she suggested since we can't see what Annie is looking at to add, "Wow, that's a heart healthy thing to do!" I didn't have a good space on the card to add it. So, I shortened that and am just adding it as the title.

Stamps: Annie, Fence both by Art Impressions
Paper: real red, white, various dp
ink: memento
makers: Copics R24, R27, R 29, B21, E33, E99 and that's all I remember
accessories: cuttlebug, folders, nesties, ribbons, buttons

Sunday, February 14, 2010

MMSC #41

Happy Valentine's day! Today is February 14. I decided not use the card for MMSC #40 (see below) as my valentine's day card for DH. I wanted a more masculine card. I decided to try this upcoming week's sketch challenge (MMSC #41) for the layout. It took me all day to put this together. Mostly it took a long time to color the image and the sky. I actually dried out one of my copic markers (I am not sure what to do to refill it) as I made this. I didn't do the buttons as embellishments on the two corners as the buttons I have are too whimsical for the card. I thought the silver circle paper clip thingy was enough for the upper corner. I put the silver pearls on the bottom corner and off of the main image because I didn't want to hide my image. I pierced my paper on the green panel but felt it was a pain to do so I didn't do it on the gray panel. I used my silver gel pen to add the outlines to each of the two background panels.
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

MMSC #40

I found this dp at Wisconsin Craft Market. Each sheet is kind of like a hologram. I just thought it was pretty and would make a pretty card. The hologram aspect of it though made it difficult to work with because it actually is hard on the eyes. I used the sketch from this week's Midnight Madness sketch challenge. I really like how it all came together. I am thinking of using it as hubby's v-day card, but not sure since it is not traditional red and white. I have time today to stamp, instead of cleaning the house, so I might try to put a more masculine card and v-dayish card together. He ran down to Madison to go buy new dress pants and a sports coat. I guess I need to stop typing and get to work!
P.s. I would appreciate it if you'd scroll down 2 posts and take a look (hint, hint to write a comment) at the card I made for Art Impression's February challenge.
Thanks for looking everybody! I sure do enjoy reading your comments.

Stamps: Tilda
Paper: designer paper from ? found at local store
Ink: black
Markers: copic markers. Sorry I don't keep tabs on which ones I use.
accessories, cuttlebug, nestibilities, orange pearls, prima flowers.

Picture of Mooch

Here's a picture of the dog we are watching. He goes home today and I am sad about that. We've enjoyed his visit with us.

Friday, February 12, 2010

February Art Impressions Contest and C4C24

The theme for this month's (February) Art Impression contest is "seeing red". This is my interpretation of the theme. Isn't true that we just don't have enough $$ for the amount of awesome stamps that exist?? Oh, if I could only win the lottery (I guess I have to buy a ticket first!).
Thanks for looking!
My dork sister, Traci, told me to enter this into Crazy 4 Challenges contest. So I did!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

MMSC #39

If you didn't see my post below please take a look. I think that card is a hoot!

Anyway this is my submission for the Midnight Madness sketch challenge. It was my hubby's birthday this week so I was trying to make a manly card. It didn't happen.
Thursday I had a co-worker who asked to borrow my cuttlebug until Tuesday. I felt pressured to get this card done as I only had Thursday night to complete it (with my cuttlebug). It's still a pretty card, but definitely not manly. I started out with a manly card as the wreath is made out of leaves from the stamp set "Indian Summer" by Rubber Stamp Tapestry, but from there it kept getting girly. Oh well!