Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Season's Greetings

Stamps: Swirl background, Sentiment, Lady and snowman from Candy Kisses half-plate

Rogue Redhead Designs Candy Kisses stamp plate
Stampin' Up Pixie Pink, Summer Sun and Whisper White cardstocks
Blue textured cardstock unknown
Stampin' Up Pixie Pink, Summer Sun, Basic Black and Ballet Blue markers
Stampin' Up Pixie Pink and Basic Black ink pads
Stampin' Up pewter hodgepodge hardware and ribbon
Stampin' Up Curly Label punch
Adhesive and pop dots

This card has a special window for this special couple.  I stamped the swirl background all over the front of the card and cut out a window to the left. I cut a piece of summer sun cardstock and pixie pink, stamping the swirl background on the pink and sentiment on the yellow, and rounded all the corners. I punched out the curly label in the blue and then added all of the hardware. I stamped pieces of the lady and snowman image on 3 1" pieces of pixie pink, poked brads through the middle and popped up along the bottom. As a sneak peak of the Fabulous image inside the window. I finished by coloring the lady and snowman image on white cardstock, centered the image in the window and adhered the card closed except for the window :)

Don't forget to join us over at Rogue Redhead Designs, just click HERE!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge: Lots of Layers

Unscripted Sketches: #169

The Play Date Cafe: #142

The ABC Christmas: O is for open it up

Crafts & Me Challenge: Anything Goes

Thursday, July 26, 2012

We all float down here...

"Want your boat, Georgie?" Pennywise asked. "I only repeat myself because you really do not seem that eager." He held it up, smiling. He was wearing a baggy silk suit with great big orange buttons. A bright tie, electric-blue, flopped down his front, and on his hands were big white gloves, like the kind Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck always wore.
"Yes, sure," George said, looking into the storm drain.
"And a balloon? I've got red and green and yellow and blue..."
"Do they float?"
"Float?" The clowns grin widened. "Oh yes, indeed they do. They float! And there's cotton candy..."
George reached.
The clown seized his arm.
And George saw the clown's face change.
Exert from Stephen King's IT page 14

One of my first scary movies and favorite of all time.  Years after watching it I finally read the book and couldn't get enough. 

Over at Haunted Design House their challenge is 
And what better movie than IT!

I decided to do a stair step card so I could show more :)

Pennywise image from internet
Stampin' Up Going Gray and First Addition cardstock and paper
Stampin' Up Red Riding Hood reinker
Moon Shadow Mist: Mystic Malachite 
Black marker, red sharpe, black pen
Adhesive, pop dots

I drew the flood drains under the town and popped up the entrance. 
I sprayed the water ways with the mist to give it that muddy sewer water look.
Making the boat was a little tricky, because I wanted you to be able to see the sails well, finishing it with drips from the reinker.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Haunted Design House: Movie Madness

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Beary Holiday's

He just looks like he's daring you to ring his bell LOL :)

Stamps: Crawling bear from Getting Grizzly stamp plate, Swirl background and sentiment from Candy Kisses stamp plate.

Rogue Redhead Designs Getting Grizzly full-size stamp plate and Candy Kisses half-size stamp plate
Stampin' Up Marina Mist, Bashful Blue and Whisper White cardstocks
Stampin' Up Basic Black and Marina Mist classic ink pads
Creative Memories oval cutting system
Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon and 6mm mini Jingle Bells
Stampin' Up Big Shot, Top Note Bigz die and Curly Label punch
Close to my Heart Clear Sparkles and White waxy flax
Adhesive, pop dots, glue dots and paper piercing kit

I love how the swirl background stamp from Candy Kisses gave this little bear the arctic feel I was going for. I masked the crawling bear from Getting Grizzly before stamping the swirls so you'd get the feel that he was on an arctic cliff enjoying the view. Inking up the edges of every layer made each one stand out.

Both of these Stamp Plates are for sale now at Rogue Redhead Designs!
And don't forget to join in this month's Rebel Challenge: Distressing Green

I'm entering this card in the following Challenges:

Bunny Zoe Crafts: #26 Swirls and Lace
Cards for Men: #15 Christmas in July
Totally Stampalicious: Christmas in July
Totally Gorjuss: #140 It's Christmas
Unscripted Sketches: Christmas in July

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Warm Summer Night

WOW! Has this month been busy. My oldest's All-Star team won the District Championship so we were off to play States, which was Wicked exciting!!! And Wicked far away 2hrs each way for 3 days...and the gas.

Now on to the Crafties :)
I started out just really wanting to make a sunset...and this is how it came out...

Stamps: Sitting bear, Flourish corners from Getting Grizzly and Sentiment from Just Sayin'

Rogue Redhead Designs Getting Grizzly and Just Sayin' stamp plates
Dark orange paper unknown
Stampin' Up Basic Gray, Whisper White and Pumpkin Pie cardstocks
Stampin' Up Tango Tangerine and Basic Gray ink pads
Stampin' Up Calypso Coral ribbon and Lucky Limeade designer brads
Stampin' Up Blossom punch
Creative Memories oval cutting system
colored pencils and blender pen
Adhesive, pop dots and distressing tool

I just love creating easel cards. They are FAST and a FUN surprise for the person opening that special card :)

I inked the top darker orange paper, direct to paper, with tango tangerine. Stamped the corners of the pumpkin pie, added the bow and ribbon and adhered tilted. I cut the ovals and stamped and colored the white oval, then used my distressing tool around the edges of both ovals, adhering them together and popping them up in the center.  Finishing by poking my two brads through the bottom, to hold my easel, and stamped and punched the sentiment out, inking the edges and popping up.

I am entering this card into the following Challenge:

The ABC Challenge: T for Two
I used two brads

The Stamp Man Challenge: Anything Goes/Summer Colors

Delicious Doodles: #23 Summer Holidays

Kaboodle Doodle Challenge: #128 Olympics/Sports/Outdoors

Crafty Calender Challenge: Julys Challenge Fun in the Sun

Stampendous Impressions: July is all about CITRUS

Charisma Cardz Challenge: #28 Your Favorite Animal

Saturday, July 14, 2012

New Challenge at Rogue Redhead Designs

We would love for you to join us over at Rogue Redhead Designs for the New Rebel Challenge... Distressing Greens.

Here is my inspiration for you :)
Stamps: Sitting bear from Getting Grizzly full-size plate.

Rogue Redhead Designs Getting Grizzly full-size plate
Stampin' Up Green Galore and Garden Green cardstocks
Stampin' Up Garden Green, Green Galore and Always Artichoke ink pads and markers
Stampin' Up ribbons
Making Memories eyelets
Sandylion Essentials Shamrock sticker

So pull out your Greens and distress away.  
Then head on over to Rogue Redhead Designs and show us your fabulous creation!

I am entering this card in the following Challenges:

Totally Stampalicious: Fave Embellishment

Charisma Cardz Challenges: Recycle
RIBBONS from sister :)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Patriotic Bears

I hope everyone had a Fabulous 4th of July!
My family and I had a great time...Always brings a smile to my face to see my boys having a great time, and of course who doesn't want to add the excitement of sparklers :)

Stamps: Sitting bears and Honey comb from Getting Grizzly full-size plate

Rogue Redhead Designs Getting Grizzly Plate
Stampin' Up Real Red, Whisper White and Island Indigo cardstocks
Stampin' Up Real Red, Basic Black and Island Indigo ink pads
Stampin' Up white ribbon
Creative Memories red pen
Making Memories red, white and blue eyelets
Adhesive, pop dots and glue dots

I made a Matchbook card.

Score a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock widthwise at 10 1/8 and 4 7/8. Use a bone folder to make the creases.

Cut the sheet of paper in half lengthwise at 4 1/4 in. , this will make 2 cards.

Stamp along the top flap,  fold the top flap down and the bottom flap up. You can also stamp the flaps while folded so the image will be on top and bottom flaps. Press the folds with the bone folder the smooth them out

Attach ribbon on the inside of the bottom flap. Hold the bottom flap closed and punch holes for eyelets, then add eyelets. You want the holes to go all the way through to the back of the card and low enough so that the front of the card can still be lifted up, DON"T put the hole through the front of the card or you won't be able to open it.

Pop up matted image across front on the top flap. And finish off with another ribbon knotted to the other.

Be sure to check out the Amazing sale happening at Rogue Redhead Designs, Click HERE.

I am entering this card in the following Challenges:

Crafting for all Seasons: #30 patriotic/military/fireworks

Oldie but a goodie: Summer Holidays
The eyelets are way more than 6 months :)

Totally Gorjuss: #138 Sweet and Simple

Victorine Stamps: #37 Birthday/Happy Everything
I'm going with Happy Birthday to the US :)