Friday, June 28, 2013

Memories Are The Treasures Of The Mind

What an incredibly beautiful sentiment from 
for my last 
Guest Designer Card
 for the 

Materials Used:

Dark Gray and Light Pink Colorbok Card Stock
Recollections Glitter Tape 
Tim Holtz Distress Stain ( Brushed Pewter, Stormy Sky and Seedless Preserves)
Memento Sweet Plum Dye Ink
Pebbles Pearlescent Chalk (Shimmer Shades)
Liquid Pearls (Lavender Lace)
Foam Tape

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Thank You

Thank you so much for the opportunity to be a 
Guest Design Team member this last month on 
Mark's Finest Papers (a Hendrick Company)

This weeks Challenge (#51) is A Rose Is A Rose  
Any Flower

This is my inspiration card 

This CAS card took me less than 10 minutes to make (including picking out the cardstock).

I used the Celebrate Mini 2012 flowers 

and the Big Cupcake 2013 Thank You Sentiment

and here is my little photo tutorial

Materials Used:

Colorbok Card Stock (pink and purple)
Memento Sweet Plum Dye Ink
Foam Tape

Confidence Is Beautiful

What a great sentiment! 
 I have so many great friends that I would love to send this card to.  

The sentiments and beautiful papers are from Tsunami Rose Designs.  
They are Daisy's newest journal called 

This week's Challenge (#26) is Color Inspiration.

This is my inspiration card

I forgot to take photos while I was making this card. 
 There was a scrapbooking/card making special on HSN and I was distracted 
(image that).

Supplies Used:

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites Flourish Trim

Materials Used:

Colorbox Black and Pink
Liquid Pearls (pearl)
Butterfly (Dollar Tree/Special Moments)
Black Satin Ribbon from Stash
Recollections Bling on a Roll #81470-2011-12
Say It In Pearls from Prima Marketing (Hobby Lobby)
Foam Tape

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I hope your Tuesday is terrific!
Sadly it is my last time posting as a
 Guest Designer at MFP/Sketch With A Twist
 since I have now completed my month's challenges.

My blog post today,
Challenge # 52
the twist is to "Use A Number on Your Card"

 The image and the sentiments are from the 
This is a really cool set with lots of sentiments.

I've used the word
in the sentiment "Nature's Second Spring"

Here is a little photo tutorial for the making of this card

Images were stamped and embossed, cut to size, and  mounted with a beige piece of card stock and then another piece of the Kraft Paper

The edges were distressed with ink

 I must have stamped the smaller image 
10 different times
 (brown ink, black ink, embossing ink) 
until I was somewhat happy with it.

 My first attempt was to surround the sentiment with 1/8" scor tape and add gold glitter.  
Since the glitter didn't match the gold embossing, I scrapped that one too.
  Ended up using one that was stamped in black ink and adding embossing ink with an embossing pen and using the same gold embossing powder that was on the rest of the card

My "designer paper" for the background was made from the beige cardstock and inked with the 
Tim Holtz distress inks and paints.
A strip of gold ribbon (from stash) was attached with the ATG

Liquid Pearls were added randomly

Materials Used:

  • Colorbok Kraft and Beige Card Stock
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stain (polished brass and vintage photo), Distress Paint (Antiqued Bronze)
  • Inks:  ColorBox Archival Blask, Stampabilities Brown Pigment Ink Pad, Tim Holtz
  • Liquid Pearls (Dark Chocolate)
  • Recollections Sparkle Embossing Powder in Clear Gold 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Chase Your Dreams - You Just Might Catch One...

What a great thought!

Love this sentiment and the Butterfly Bubbles image from 

which I used for my Design Team 
Inspiration Card
a step card
for Challenge #68

The base of the card was distressed with ink using a make up sponge.

I used some white card stock and 
Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Paints
 to color my background.
Added a strip of 1/8" scor tape and turquoise glitter.

I colored the image with colored pencils, 
added glitter around the punch, and 
liquid pearls was painted over the
 butterfly and 
around the edges of the image.

I added some clear glitter to the "bubbles"

The sentiments were fancy cut and
 mounted to gray card stock and 
attached to the card with foam tape.  

I added some extra bling and a few dots of liquid pearls to finish off the card

Supplies and Materials Used:

White Colorbok Card Stock 
Martha Stewart 8 x 8 Elegant Paper Pad (Metallic Silver)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers)
Tim Holtz Distress Stain (Peacock Feathers and Stormy Sky)
Tim Holtz Distress Paint (Picket Fence and Brushed Pewter)
Glitters from Stash
Liquid Pearls (Silver, Lt Blue, Peacock, Royal Blue)
Studio His and Hers Self Adhesive Gemstones (Hobby Lobby)
Butterfly (Dollar Tree)
Silver Ribbon from Stash
Foam Tape

Where Hope Grows, Miracles Blossom

What a beautiful sentiment from Elna Rae
 and it fits so perfectly with 
Whimsey Stamp's - Little Bear Garden Delight
 image that I have used for
Color Challenge (#71).

Here is the photo inspiration for the Challenge

Colored image

Mounting sentiment

 Adding papers and trims

 Distressing and mounting the image

Final product for this 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" card

Supplies and Materials Used:

  • Colorbok Light and Dark Gray, Beige, and White Card Stock
  • Colorbok Dossier Scrap Pak Designer Paper
  • Colored Pencils
  • Memento Pistachio Dye Ink
  • Liquid Pearls Silver
  • ATG
  • Foam Tape

Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer Fun

That's the theme this week at 
Challenge #44.

I chose the Sipping Soda digital for my
 Guest Design Team inspiration card

He's just adorable!

Here is my little photo tutorial on the making of this card

I still don't have any of the wonderful marker's that so many of you are 
fortunate to have, so 
I do all of my coloring with 10 year old 
colored pencils and water color pencils.  

The sentiment was stamped on lime green card stock and cut to size.
  I mounted the image piece on the
 "star"  photo mat paper and then to the
 All Girl "green clouds"
 Outside panels were cut to fit with lime green and star photo mat. 
Everything is attached with ATG. 

 I hand sketched sand dunes on the bottom of the card

 and added various embossing powders until I made a 
mess of the entire project.

Change of Plans

So know that I have this HUGE mess on my card - 
I decided to fussy cut a "wave", add clear glitter and attach to the bottom of the card. 
 Card fixed, right
 - after all the glitter and embossing powders, 
my foam tape wont' work,  
ATG won't work -
 get out the Big Guns - 
had to add "a lot" of Zip Dry and 
set overnight with weights to dry.  
It gave it an overall wavy look from the weights. 

I blocked off the side and bottom panels and gave the 
center of the card a good coating of 
Goose Bumps.

 The palm tree stencils are something I've had in my craft stash for more years than I can remember, 
 I simply copy them on to card stock
 (white - the stencils are metallic green and copy REALLY dark),
 fussy cut and add liquid pearls.

Supplies Used:

  • Borderlines Ocean Wave Template by Creative Memories

Materials Used:

  • QKR image #24159 Sipping Soda
  • Colorbok cardstock (lime green, powder blue, white), Photo Mats Bright
  • Recollections All Girl Cardstock Paper 6 x 6
  • Palm Tree Stencils (unknown origin)
  • Beach Sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers (a Hendrich Co) - Sand Dollar Mini 2012 Clear Stamp Set
  • Liquid Pearls (Ivy Green and Key Lime)
  • Memento Pistachio Dye Ink
  • Colored Pencils
  • Recollections Sparkle Glitz and Clear Gold Embossing Powder
  • Zing - Brown Sugar Opaque Embossing Powder
  • Stickles Dry Fine Glitter (Cinnamon)
  • Goosebumps
  • Zip Dry ScrapBook Glue
  • ATG
  • Foam Tape

Remember to check out all of the
 great design ideas,
 techniques and just
 lot's of great stuff at the
 QKR Stampede Blog -
 and don't forget to join in the Challenge!