Friday, July 30, 2010

Vacation Time!!!!!!

Sorry, I do not have a challenge to post this week. Going back home to Pittsburgh PA to see family. It's been along time.

See you all next week

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Grandaughter's Art Work

I just love when my Grandaughter Savannah has a sleep over at our house. She always wants to play in my stamp room and is always wanting to learn new things. I have been letting her color with my Copic markers and Savannah is starting to get pretty good with them. She also likes to use the prismacolor pencils which I think are her favorite.

So .......... Savannah colored the little girl with Copic markers and then she designed a scene to put her into. I just love the hanging tire swing. You can't tell in the picture, but she popped up the little girl for her to look 3-D.

Great Job Savannah, Grandma loves you.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Just For Fun's® Color Challenge #21

Welcome, this week's colors are: blue, gray and yellow.

I challenge my readers to visit Just For Fun Blog and join in the fun. You may be the winner of a $50.00 shopping spree. Congratulations to Pattie Painter, you are the winner for Challenge #19. Now it is your turn to join in the fun.
Working with this weeks colors has............many possibilities! I choose the Window Sill Garden Pots F3400 image, this stamp gave me the opportunity to use the color challenge colors very nicely.

Now like you decide..........enjoy!

I used the Small Script image to stamp using Latte ink on the yellow card. It is very hard to see, but on the gray piece of cardsock a Cuttlebug embossing folder Script Texture was used.

I wonder.......what the rest of the design team is up too!!!!!! Why not visit them.....

Suppplies used to make this card
Just For Fun stamps: Window Sill Garden Pots F3400, Small Script B2368
Ink pads: Mementos Tuxedo Black, Adirondack Latte
Copic Markers
Misc items: Spellbinders Mega Nestabilities Carved Rectangles S5006, Cuttlebug embossing folder Script Texture

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Just For Fun® Color Challenge #20

Looking at these colors I immediately think of Thanksgiving. Sooooooooooo How about Thanksgiving in July. Everyone seems to be doing Christmas in July. Let's change it up a little. My card is going to be a Thanksgiving theme using some very new stamps from Just For Fun. They are Fall Corn Swag E3440, Acorn AA3425, and Sentiments 1 UM57018(Happy Thanksgiving) go here and click on new arrivals and see all the other wonderful images. All the coloring was done with Copic Markers. Fall is my favorite season so this was alot of fun creating and coloring. I did not add and glitter to the corn, but I think it would be a nice added touch.
Now for you all to enjoy.

Color Challenge #18 winner is Beverly Gotthardt. Wow, Beverly just won a $50 shopping spree at Just For Fun. If you want to be the next winner, go to Just For Fun Blog and click on Mr Linky. All you need to do is a create a card with this weeks colors and post it. You do not need to use Just For Fun's stamps, but if you do have some it would sure be nice to see what you can create.

Now let's see what the design team has created:

Just For Fun stamps: Acorn AA3425, Fall Corn Swag E3440, Happy Thanksgiving Sentiments 1 UM57018

Copic Markers

Spellbinders die Ribbon Tags Trio S3-150

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Playing with Alcohol

I shared some of my alcohol with my friends this weekend........... Oh, I almost forgot it was not the drinking kind of alcohol, these alcohol inks are from Ranger Industries.

I was teaching a class yesterday at The Wicked Rubber Stamper in Naples Florida. You will see below we had a blast and made alot of cards.

Here are some pictures taken in the class..... they all played nicely with alcohol..... inks that is

A few cards that I made using the alcohol ink technique

I really like how this Halloween card turned out. How about you?

All stamp images are from Just For Fun®. Visit there web site Here

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Just For Fun's® Color Challenge #19

Because of the holiday this was a short week, so Friday seemed to get here a lot faster. I really do like the 4 day work week. Wish it could be that way always.

This weeks challenge is using he colors light blue, brown and cream. The design team all have some wonderful cards to share with you this week. Don't forget to visit each of them.

Beth Moore
Broni Holcombe
Glenda Brooks
Rita Ybarra
Roni Johnson
Sherry Cheever
Starla Nelson
Terre Fry So now here is my card using these colors.

I used the new open leaf design G3447 Oak Leaf Frame. These new images are used the same way that you would for the "Faux Post Technique" . There is a template that matches the image to make the technique easier (G3447T). Visit Just For Fun Blog to view the tutorial for the technique.

Ink colors used: Adirondack Stonewash, Denim, Latte, EspressoJust For Fun stamps: G3447 Oak Leaf Frame, G3447T template, D3379 Asian Yarrow, E3370 Dandelion Blooms, E3372 Twig Accents
Accessories: Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder. Martha Stewart border punch, Dew Drops

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Just For Fun® Color Challenge #18

OH MY........ it's Friday again. This weekend I'm excited, I have 3 days off and no where to go.......yeah. Maybe it will be a PJ weekend.

So that brings us to Just For Fun's color challenge. Our colors purple, green and blue were chosen by Sherry. There are so many possibilities with these colors. So let's see what I came up with.
Just For Fun is known for their Faux Postage stamps and templates. Each stamp has a template that will match the design of the stamp to make this technique quick and easy. To see a step by step tutorial for faux postage go to Just For Fun Blog. On the left side are Categories, just click on tutorials or faux postage.

Here is my finished cards using this weeks color challenge colors.

Don't forget to visit the other design teams site to see what they did with the colors this week.
Beth Moore
Broni Holcombe
If you want to play along just click on Just For Fun Blog. You do not need to use Just For Fun's images, just use the colors of purple, green and blue. A winner is chosen each week and you may will a $50.00 shopping adventure. Last weeks winner was Elena, Congrats to you.
Just For Fun stamps: F2714 wildflower silhoutte, F2716 Queen Ann's lace, RB7001 background block, UMS7018 sentiments 1 (new images), G1936 faux post grid, G1936T template
ink pads: Adirondack butterscotch, cranberry, lettuce, wild plum
accessories: stipple brushes, spellbinders die ribbon tags trio S3-150