Saturday, May 21, 2011

VSN in the Spotlight

This hour's challenge is to use spotlighting --- super fast, and very effective!

I plan to add the text on the green oval when I decide who gets this card.

Friday, May 20, 2011

VSN - Virtual Stamp Night

At 6 our challenge was to use kraft, aqua and green.

The 7 o'clock challenge is to create a card that hides something, and what better to hide than a gift card to Starbucks! I have included the template I used


At 8 oclock we needed to say ARRRRGH and do a card with 3 R's on it. Mine has a rainbow, a reflection, and I used the rock n roll technique. But I lost the colors when I sized the photo down to make it load faster and now I need to rescan it to get the color back.

New Neighbor

My new neighbor invited Sam and me to lunch. Sam is 85, I represented the 60s and the new neighbor is in her 40s so we were quite a trio at the restaurant.  This is the thank you card I made for her.  Can you guess which one is me?

Celtic tree of life on a nautical card?

Tree of Life Knot, sort of ...
I knew I wanted a knot tied on the bottom of this one, so I googled celtic knots and came up with this  utube link.  My plan was to do it in baker's twine, but I pulled out the kitchen string to practice. However, I think the kitchen twine looks just fine, and to do it again with baker's twine might mean another hour --- these cards are supposed to be finished in 45 minutes or less. Luckily I am on the VSN design team so we got the challenges early.

The challenge wasn't the knot!  The challenge here was to use a sponge to create a background. I have some cheapie sponges from the dollar store that are all cut up and in a jar on my table, so that part was easy peasy!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

sketchy Wednesday

Easy sketch today ... and more of my red white and blue theme for Paper Temptress.

Love this star punch but it tends to get jammed if I use it on anything heavier than paper.

Click on the photo to see the texture of the paper, my photography came out kind of dark.

Paper Temptress reversible brown bag

Oh this was a fun card, it kind of took over and made itself. I used some fun reversible paper from PaperTemptress that gave a great torn edge, did the cutout edges, and then used the scraps for an inside that is even more fun than the outside.  The front has the text divided up but only the inside shows the "belated." There is just enough room for me to give an explanation of why my card is late ... but those who know me know that I always make cards on time but somehow getting them mailed is my bugaboo.

 My happiest discovery was using the owl punch for my circles, and then tucking the owl vest in behind a flower to set it off on the inside.

The reversible brown bag paper made this card quick because those brown edges peeking out of the cranberry were accomplished by tearing.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Teapot Tuesday ... off to the beach

Teapot Tuesday has a beach theme today, and those of you who know me know how much I love the beach.

My card is fairly quick and easy, it is a nice day here in Florida and I have to go enjoy the beach quickly before it is time to head back to Michigan the end of this month.

Coloring in Black and White

Free digi for you
Using only my c3, c5 and c7, I made a girl with black hair and a white blouse. How cool is that! Not as cool as the fact that you can have the digi I drew to practice!

Featured Stamper Aimes

Aimes created a clean and simple card that I tried to imitate today. Clean and simple is not my style, although I really like the look of it.  This is my version.  I also loved her stripey birthday card ... and used patriotic papers to create my version.
While the papers were out, 
I created this taggy card.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Featured today on Paper Temptress!

My tutorial is featured today over at the Paper Temptress blog ... I show you step by step how to create this card.  You've seen it before, I made it for the mini virtual stamp night over at Splitcoast.