Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge

The Our Daily Bread Designs challenge for the week is to use a punch or a die. How fun is that! It's almost more challenging to figure out which punches/dies NOT to use! Ha! I'll start with the inside, since I can never remember that the last image you choose to upload is the first that will be in your post. Agghh. Anyway, the paper I used is all from a pack from Hot Off The Press. I used a total of 13 punches/dies on this card. On the inside I used the upper crest punch from fiskars, a butterfly punch from Martha Stewart, and the sentiment is from Damask Designs by PTI. On the outside I also used the upper crest and butterfly punches, plus two sizes of the Labels One nesties, 5 circle nesties for the vellum flower and I used two sizes of oval dies to create the oval metal bookplate. Both sentiment stamps are from SU! the "love" I stamped on vellum and adhered until the metal embellishment which was created out of aluminum tape covered cardstock. See this post for more info on that. I used a little glitter pen to add doodles and sparkle on the butterfly.


This weeks JUGS challenge is a color challenge: Teal, hot pink, lime. These are not my usual colors at all, and I wasn't going to take part in the challenge until I realized I needed a card to send to my sister. Then I remembered that I had some bright pink and lime paper that I had gotten free for something and had never used. So, I decided to give the challenge a try. My card is 3 1/2 square, so there isn't a lot of room to work with, so I had to keep it simple. I matted a piece of the freebie paper on a turquoise card, stamped the sentiment (from Verve) in the corner and drew a line around the entire paper square. Then punched out a butterfly and glued it on with the wings bent up.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Verve Release Sketches

In my two previous posts, I showed cards that I was entering in the Verve Release Sketch Challenge this week. These are the last three cards. There are 5 sketches total. The first card is an elegant monogramed not card I made for myself. I got the monogram set on clearance from A.C. Moore several years ago. The raspberry fizz cs and the stamp (from Damask Designs)I used to stamp on it are from PTI.
The second card uses cs from PTI and a stamp from the same set as my monogramed card. The "thinkin of you" stamp and brackets are from Verve.

The third card used pink cs, "love" stamp and striped paper from SU! Yellow cs from PTI, and the stamp on my circle focal is from Verve. It doesn't show up very well, but I used a glitter pen to trace over the little loops at the ends of the flourishes and the body of the butterfly.

And one more thing: you may have noticed the etsy mini on my blog, showing some of my jewelry creations. I just finally opened a shop on Etsy. Check it out.


Stamp it, stamp it more is the theme of this week's Our Daily Bread Designs challenge. I got two new sets from Verve last week--Fabulous You and Celebrating You (I think that's what they are called), so I had to use them, plus I entered this card in Verve's Release Sketch Challenge. So, I stamped a bracket image in each of the scallops down the side of the card, and I stamped a little loopy thing (very technical, I know) in each scallop of the scalloped circle around the sentiment. The flourish stamp is from inkadinkadoo, the other stamps are all from Verve.


This card is for the JUGS challenge this week which is to use the theme of the Wild, Wild, West. I don't have a whole lot of "wild west" stuff, but I do have this one horse stamp set from SU! My focal image was based on this tutorial by Michelle Zindorf, but I wanted mine to have more of a sunrise look, so I went with pinks and purples. The blue jeans paper is from DCWV, pink card stock, and horse stamp is SU! and the sentiment is from Verve. One a side note, I also entered this card in Verve's Release Sketch Challenge. I also used some torn Mullberry paper; I have not used this in forever! The metal oval was created using a product I am now officially in love with. My father gave me this aluminum tape he uses for chimney liners, and it is the most fabulous thing ever. I taped it onto a piece of cardstock, cut it out and embossed it with an oval nestie, stamped it (you have to use stazon, other ink rubs right off) and added copper brads. It looks like a metal piece but works just like paper. Awesome! I finished the card off by wrapping twine around the card to mimic rope.

Sweet Stop Sketches 69

Here is my card for this week's sweet stop sketch. My cousin just had her third little girl and I am going to send this to her. The stamp, pink cardstock and striped paper and from SU! yellow cardstock is from PTI. I created a little ruffled border with two layers of cs and the scalloped punch from SU!