Sunday, September 13, 2009

Boguslavsky Baby Card

This is a baby shower card I made for one of the girls I work with. She is due in Oct. and doesn't know the sex of the baby. So, I tried to incorporate all the colors associated with babies into this card. The stamp set is 'cute & cuddly' from stampin up. Very cute set. I used prismacolors & oms to color the stamped images. I tried to do quilting for the bg on the front of the card using dp and cs that was embossed with a heart folder. I just love using the spellbinders dies for cuting out images and adding bg's. What a great invention they were and so easy to use along with the cb. I also used the New Arrival cartridge for the cricut to cut out the safety pins & feet on the inside of the card and the little bow on the front. I used 2 small circle spellbinder dies to cut a ring and then added white ribbon to half and laid the other half under the bear image. I used a ms border punch to give a little bit of a lacey look to the card. I have sort of been on a vacation from making cards over the past month and now its time to get back at it. I have started to invest in the copic markers but haven't really given them a try yet so am looking forward to getting familiar with them in upcoming cards.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

HH Challenge #35 - Lotsa Circles

This is my card for the High Hopes Challenge #35 - Lotsa Circles and I have added circles everywhere. I really love the DT cards and the entries I have seen for this challenge. Again I started making this card around 12:30 last night. Got most of it colored and cut up and just finished putting it all together. These images are so much fun to color. So, here are the ingredients for this card:
Stamps: HH - Oops Ellie & Sentiment
Paper: DP, SU in color blue, white & cream cs, yellow core'dinations
Ink: Black stazon, yoyo yellow, white & black gel pens
Accessories: Spellbinders dies & embossing folder, buttons, emb. floss, fiskars corner punch, copper brads, yellow stickles, prisma colors & oms
Techniques: Gamsol Magic
The main image was colored with prisma colors & oms. I added some yellow stickles to the ribbon around the trunk to give it a little sparkle. I ran the yellow core'dinations through the cb with a circle embossing folder. YoYo yellow was added to the edges of the circles for the elephant and the sentiment. So, here is the finished product and I must say that I had a great time making it.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sketch Challenge #34

This is my card for the HH Sketch Challenge #34. I just love this HH stamp and it is one of my favorites. I love the layout that was chosen for the challenge and the DT cards are just fabulous as always. They give me so much inspiration.

To make this card I used the always popular prismacolor and oms to color my image. I bought the dp some time ago and it seemed to fit in as it has apple images on it which don't seem to appear in my picture. To make the larger apples in the corners I used a MS apple punch, glued a green apple with a red one. I then rubbed versa mark on the top of the apples, put Utee on top and then heat embossed. I did this several times to give it that look of glass. The leaves were punched with ms punches and a marvel punch. The main image was cut out with a spellbinder die and then brads added to finish it off. Here are all the ingredients:

Stamps: HH - Annie's Bushel
Paper: SU cranberry, white cs and various dp's, dk. med. & lt. green & gold cordinations'
Ink: Black stazon, versa mark, white & black gel pens & su glorious green stampin' write
Accessories: Brads, prismacolors, oms, spellbinder die, ms apple & leaf punches, marvel leaf punch.
Techniques: Gamsol Magic & Heat Embossing

Thanks for the fun challenge and I'm looking forward to the next one.

Saturday, June 6, 2009


This is my card for the High Hopes Challenge #33 - No Corners. This is the first time I have ever made a round card. Wasn't sure how I was going to do it, but, it was very easy to do. I just might make a few more. I have been doing the insides of my cards lately and did the same for this one. It's simple but just adds a little bit more to a home made card. I haven't invested in any copics yet but am getting closer. Until then I still like and will use my prismacolors & oms.
Stamps: HH Lion & Lamb
Paper: White cardstock & SU dp
Ink: Black stazon & more mustard
Accessories: Primas, small coper brads, nestabilities, prismacolors, oms & sizzlets alphabet
Technique: Gamsol Magic
I had lots of fun with this challenge as it was something that I hadn't done before and I will be looking forward to the next challenge.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

This is my card for High Hopes Challenge #31, can you doodle. I have an uncle who is sick in the hospital and I thought this would be a good opportunity to make him a get well card. He can be a grumpy dragon at times. I doodled the flowers down each side and lines/dots along top and bottom. Materials I used are as follows:
Stamps: Seymore's Sick Day & feel better
Paper: SU More Mustard, Old Olive & dp. White cs
Ink: SU More Mustard, Old Olive, Cholocate Chip, Black Stazon
Accessories: Prismacolors & oms, black & white gel pens, spellbinders, cb embossing folder, ms leaf punch, brads & primas.
Technique: Gamsol Magic & sponging
This was a fun challenge as always and hopefully this card will put a smile on my Uncles face. Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for taking a look.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


This is my card for HH Challenge #30. I missed last weeks challenge and wasn't going to miss this weeks. Lots of coloring on this one. The Forest Background & Trackin' Thomas were both colored with prismacolor and oms. They were stamped onto white cardstock with black stazon ink. The dp is from SU & my favorite scrapbooking store.I also used brown & more mustard cardstock. I was running short on time so instead of hand stitching I did faux stitching. The sentiment is a stamp I picked up at a small scrapbooking store in our city. I just love going to these stores. I added small brads, a large brad and a feather. I usually do a little bit of decorating on the inside of my cards, but, for this one I added even more. I've taken a picture this time which is below. I always have fun coloring the HH images and I find that it is relaxing. Thanks for looking and I appreciate comments.


This is the inside of my card. I wanted to include the TeePee and this was the way to do it. The card would have been huge if I had added it to the front. The idea came from browsing through the HH DT blogs. I think it just makes the cards all that more special.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

A Frog Gift

I made this card for the stressing challenge and didn't know how to enter it. I do now though and will be in future challenges. I had fun making this little guy. He reminds me of my brother who was always collecting frogs, snakes, & lizards and chasing me with them when we were kids. He had the same devious grin too. I used my prisma colors & oms to color all images. stressed the edges with scissors and tore up some brown core'dinations for the bg. Also when around the bg dp with ink to stress it out as well. I thought the fabric would make it look stressed as well. I think I will send this card to my brother for his next birthday.

Golfing Rudy

I bought this stamp with my Dad in mind. He lived to golf. A real sports nut. He passed away last Jan. and I thought I could really use this for a scrapbook page. Haven't done the page yet but made this card. I actually colored Rudy thinking about how my Dad dressed for golf. He was quite stylish and he had red hair. I used prisma colors & oms to color the images. I did the stitching by hand. I also have the golf bag & clubs which I put on the inside of the card. I just love these golfing stamps and they make great guy cards.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Takin A Break

I took a weeks vacation in April and my daughter convinced me that I should try a High Hopes Challenge. She said that all you have to do is add hhsc(challenge no.) to the key words on your description on the splitcoast website. Well we had no clue and we both thought that we were in the challenge with the cards we created. Not the case lol. The above card was to be my first ever entry into a challenge since I became a member of splitcoast. The stampers from High Hopes & Splitcoast are very helpful and we should have just asked one of them how its done. We now know so we are both looking forward to future challenges. So, I made the above card and had a great time doing it. When I'm making my cards I forget all about work and the everyday challenges in life. My daughter and I have quite the High Hopes collection of stamps now. The designs are adorable and so much fun to color. I really enjoy coloring them with prisma colors and oms. So many of the stampers are now using the copics, so, I am considering giving that a try. The color is so much brighter and bolder with the copics. You may see some cards in the future using this technique. In the meantime, prisma color it is.