Friday, February 29, 2008

asian butterfly

this actually started out being a cute easter card. i just got some flocking, and since i've never played with it before, i decided to make a cute fluffy bunny easter card with it!
well, we all know that i love to distress my paper, so i ink distressed the yellow CB and just kept going. i have always loved the look of those collage cards and have wanted to give it a try. it doesn't go with my fluffy bunny! :P

stamps- swirls are TAC; butterfly is by autumn leaves; paper lantern is by ??? (there's nothing written on the block and i have no idea!); flowers are by great impressions.
ink- jim holtz walnut stain distress ink, SU Rred & Oolive
paper- DCWV pale yellow paper & SU Vvanilla CS
accessories- origami paper & hemp twine

i'm not sure if i like this or not..... it's like it's missing something! i have some dominoes, i painted one gold and mounted it on the butterfly, didn't like it so off it came! huh. i don't know!
no more trivia till someone at least makes a guess!

have a super day!

easter chick

here's my first easter card of the season. i wanted a simple cute card that didn't get overpowered by accesasories, embellishments, or technique. i think it works!

stamps- SU "a good egg", "petals" jumbo wheel
ink- stazon black, SU Oolive, Pink, Ssaffron
paper- Wwhite, Bblue, Ccelery
accessories- Ssaffron & Ppink markers, spiral punch, blender pen & pastels, stapler
*stamped chick on 2 panels. on one panel, i stamped over egg shell w/ flower stamp (in the "good egg" set) in Ppink & colored in w/ marker, then stamped again w/ dots in Ssaffron ink. Cut out shell only and adhered to main image.

i'm not going to give you a new trivia as no one has guessed it yet!

have a super day!

lots of minis & blog candy

so i'm not dead, just in case that's what you're wondering :D

so for the last 2 workshops that i had and what i did for valentines day, was mini cards. i used 3 x 6 Wwhite CS as the base for all of
the cards and used my SU slit punch on the bottom to "fold" the
card into itself the taking away the need for envelopes.

recipe for card #1:
stamps- SU "doodle this"
ink- Stazon black
paper- Wwhite CS
accessories- SU bold brights watercolor crayons & aquapainter

recipe for card#2:
stamps- SU "love matters"
ink- Ssaffron, Oolive, Rred
paper- Wwhite CS
accessories- Rred & Oolive SU marker, corner rounder punch for
exterior scalloped edges

recipe for card #3:
stamps- SU "fun & fast notes" and "reason to smile"
ink- stazon black, Llace
paper- Wwhite CS
accessories- blender pen & pastels
*stamped buggy in stazon on card and then on a scratch piece
of paper. on the scratch piece, i stamped over it with the butter-
fly from "reason to smile" in Llace then cut out the image to
paper piece it to the card

recipe for card #4:
stamps- SU "fun & fast notes" & "doodle this"
ink- SU Bbayou, stazon black
paper- Wwhite CS
accessories- blender pen & pasels (for beak)
*stamped bird on card then on scratch piece of paper. on the
scratch piece, i stamped swirls from the "doodle this" set on the
bird, then used sponge w/ Bbayou ink for color. Cut out image
and adhered to card.

recipe for card #5:
stamps- SU "fun & fast notes"
ink- Stazon black
paper- mWwhite CS
accessories- blender pens & pastels

recipe for card #6:
stamps- SU "fun & fast notes"
ink- Stazon black
paper- Wwhite CS
accessories- blender pens & pastels, SU Ppink & Llace markers

recipe for card #7:
stamps- SU "happy heart day"
ink- stazon black
paper- Wwhite CS
accessories- blender pen & pastels

ok, to my secret sister, i am truly sorry! i have had stuff sitting on my table for over 2 weeks that i have meant to get off to you! they're sitting right next to the christmas cards that i meant to send off a few months ago! :D it's a good thing it's 'secret' sisters, you don't know who to yell at! :P

ok, for the trivia! you all were great with this one! should i be technical here, or easy on you? after the webster question, i think i'll be easy on ya! the last question was, "what was the name of Michael Knights car on Knight Rider?" and the answer is "KITT". i'll send out some blog candy for the first person to tell me CORRECTLY what the initials stand for!

this weeks trivia question-
what was the name of the unsuccessful sheriff in smokey and the bandit? have fun!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

DD has a bday party to go to today and i have some new CB kids dies that i've been wanting to try out.

paper- CS is SU Wwhite, DP is DCWV
ink- SU Wwasabi & Ppink
stamps- SU "happy everything" & "a little birdie told me" (for the hat) and the little starburst one is by judith
accessories- DB dino die, SU scallop punch & marvy scallop punch, paper piercer, ribbon & thread, corner rounder punch (for scalloped edges on DP), sakura glitter pen (on starbursts), and clear stickles (on hat).

thanks for your patience with my lack of posting... this is the first time i've even used my home computer in over a week! i've been checking mail and stuff at work, which makes for a long day as i have so much mail to catch up on!
so i've been working out for over 4 months now, and guess how much weight i've lost!!! are you ready for the big number??!? one pound. one (1). yep! in the last four months, i've been working out at least 4 times per week, i even went on a liquid only diet for 2 weeks (when my tooth was acting up), and that's it! one lousy pound! and i really don't want to hear all that about "muscle weighs more than fat", or "you're probably just toning". rockashawna to that one little pound!

the answer to the last trivia question, "what was the last name of the family that adopted Emmanuel Lewis' character on webster"? well, their last name was Papadopolous! that was a tough one!

and now for the new trivia... i'll make this one easy, to make up for the last one =D
what was the name of Michael Knight's car on Knight Rider? good luck & have fun!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

two cards!

saw a layout similar to this in the new edition of "cards", so here i am, the "casing queen" with my take on it.

recipe for card #1:
paper- CB is textured pink, all DP is from "winter mat stack" DCWV, SU Wwhite sentiment panel
ink- jim holtz "old photo" distress ink
stamps- SU "blooming w/ happiness"
accessories- SU corner rounder punch, silk flower, brad, SU paper distresser, bone folder.

second card, i just love the faux frame technique with this set. this set is fabulous!

second card recipe:
paper- SU Wwhite
ink- all SU Ssaffron, Rred, Oolive, Mmoss, Wwasabi, Ccelery, and Cchip
stamps- SU "trees three", sentiment from rubber soul, heart from judith
accessories- coluzzle cutting system (i used oval)

hey jenn, how do you do a faux frame technique? wow, i am so sorry! let me tell you!
-first, select your card base. frame size will depend on that.
-get another scrap paper that is the size of your card front and using coluzzle cutting system (or nestabilities, or whatever else you might use that i'm not lucky enough to have *wink wink*), cut out shape that you want for your frame that is smaller than your card base.
-you do not need the paper that you cut out, you need the "frame" that you created in the scrap paper.
-tape scrap paper frame to graph paper, or desk, over actual card base.
-begin stamping! you can stamp all over within the frame, whatever your heart desires!
-when complete, take taped "frame" off and look at your masterpiece!
i'd love to see your creations with this fun technique!

so i actually have an excuse for not posting in awhile. i haven't been able to open my mouth much more than an inch since last thursday. monday morning, i decided i was in too much pain and needed to eat and sleep and would call the dentist. well, my wisdom tooth (that was suppossed to be removed over a year ago, but i'm too chicken) had come in sideways and was prohibiting my jaw from working right, hence my mouth wasn't opening. so they had to take it out. and i was awake for the whole thing! just thinking about it still makes me cring! did i spell that right? DH re-did our computer, we now have vista (which i think i hate) and for some reason, there's no automatic spell check! kinda scary that you all might see what i actually type since it won't highlight mistakes in red for me to fix.....

ok, on to the trivia! the answer to the last question (on what sitcome did tom hanks star as a guy who, along with his friend, dressed up as women to live in a rent controlled, female only apartment complex?) was bosom buddies! bonnie, maria, and lori know thier cross-dressing history! =D

and for the current trivia question, what was the last name of the family that adopted emmanuel lewis' character on webster? good luck & have fun!

Friday, February 1, 2008

paper flower card

hi there! saw some paper flowers in my new addition of "cards" magazine, and thought i'd give it a quick try.

some interesting things about this card:
-there is NO cardstock (except for card base) on this one! i think this might be a first!
-i paper pieced the birds body
-used coluzzle to cut out "flowers" then distressed edges of circles with my SU paper distresser (that is one FABULOUS tool!), then curled.
-i used NO dimensionals on this card! i think this also might be a first!

card recipe:
paper- DCWV
ink- jim holtz "walnut stain" distress ink
stamps- swirl is from TAC, bird is from SU "a little birdie told me", and sentiment is from studio G (michaels)
accessories- buttons, rick rack, hemp twine

ok, for the trivia. for last posts question, "on the early episodes of 'the facts of life', what was the character of tootie seldom seen without?" carol and becky got it right with roller skates! that was a great show! whatever happened to clean shows on tv?

new trivia question-
on what sitcom did tom hanks star as a guy who, along with his friend, dressed up as women to live in a rent controlled, female only apartment complex?

well, i'm off to bed and onto a busy weekend! are you watching the super bowl or preparing and replenishing the goodies for it? =D have fun no matter what you do!