Saturday, February 7, 2009

PTI Bitty Dots Contest Submission

Well since I am such a moron and can't understand deadlines, I was about a day late on the bag contest. {rolling my eyes} So by the time I figured out what a genius I was and missed the contest, it was time for a new contest. So here is my submission that got in well before the cut off time.

Nichole gave us a sketch this time. Thank goodness for that because my brain is turning to mush. I've been stuck in the house for 4 days now with kids that have the flu. You'd think I could stamp more, but quite the opposite. My girls love to cuddle when they don't feel well. And they are so cute, how can I resist?

The lucky winner receives a ton of PTI ribbon. And who doesn't love PTI ribbon?!!

Stamps: PTI Take a Bough, Butterfly Kisses, Anniversary Set
Ink: PTI Sweet Blush, SU Pretty in Pink, Palette Choc
Paper: PTI Sweet Blush, Vintage Cream, PTI Chocolate Remix Patterned Paper, SU Chocolate Chip
Misc: MS Butterfly Punch, Bling, CB Swiss Dots Folder

Friday, February 6, 2009

My Valentine Challenge


Marie over at The Greeting Farm is having another contest for Valentine's day. I doubt I'll win the challenge but I just cannot resist using these cute stamps!! This time I used Cowboy Ian and the bride from Cake Topper. I used the masking technique in order to combine the two. I popped up the hearts on dimensionals. I used my Copics to color in Ian and Anya, then cut them out and used dimensionals to put them up on the pink cardstock. It wasn't planned that way. I had a little accident and smeared some black ink on the area in between them. Of course it happens after the entire image is colored and the card is 98% done! But I think it turned out okay.

We had to add a poem with the card. I think mine is a bit twisted but hey, that's what happens when you are stuck at home for a long time. Teehee!

My Sweet little Buckaroo
I have so much Love for you

Even when you smell of manure
All I can think about is your allure

You dazzle me so with your charm
Let's go get busy on the Farm

Stamps: Cowboy Ian, Cake Topper by The Greeting Farm, Studio G for sentiment
Ink: Versafine onyx and sepia
Paper: SU Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey Sultry Patterned Paper
Misc: Copics, Glitter paper, Stickles, Bling, Cuttlebug heart dies, Martha Stewart mini heart scallop punch
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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Summer Anya & Pink Anya

These are simple cards with clean layouts. At least I hope they are. I've been focusing more on matching colors and papers than anything else. I am still pretty new to stamping and card making so I need lots of practice! I was able to get a couple more Anya cards done. I cleaned the house like a mad woman the other day just so I can sit, guilt free, in my craft room.

This first card is from the new set "Rock the Farm" by The Greeting Farm. Have I mentioned that this is one of my very favorite sets? Ever!! She is so much fun to color in and match to all of the pretty patterned paper that I have hoarded for ages. I have a ton of Chatterbox paper that I've been waiting to use for that "special occasion". Yeah, you know what I'm talking about. You just wait and wait and wait. I just couldn't bear to cut them. I think these papers are about 3 years old!!! I cut her out and pop her up so it looked like she was in front of the fence. I think the flower is kind of big and goofy but I left it anyway.

Stamps: Rock the Farm by The Greeting Farm
Ink: SU Brocade Blue
Paper: PTI Summer Sunrise, White Select, SU Bashful Blue
Other: PTI Summer Sunrise Polka Dot Satin Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Copics, Martha Stewart Fence Punch, SU Rhinestone Brad, Stickles

This next card was finished pretty quickly. I was able to match everything up in no time. It was also easy because I just used the same layout. Again I used some of my Chatterbox paper that I've been hording. I made some of her outfit 3D. The bandana, bows and pockets. I had trouble making a nice looking knot on the bow. I think that took the longest! LOL! And I got a stamping injury in the process of this card. I gashed my finger on the paper cutter. Thank goodness it isn't my stamping hand or else I don't know what I would have done!

Stamps: Rock the Farm by The Greeting Farm
Ink: PTI Sweet Blush
Paper: SU Regal Rose, PTI Sweet Blush, Chatterbox Patterned paper
Other: Nestabilities, SU Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Copics