Monday, September 20, 2010

Makeup 4 the Weekend #42

Oh my! I just made it all the way through the Paper Makeup and Quixotic Paperie blog hop and there were such fabulous creations!! I'm thinking my take on this week's challenge was very literal and rather plain, but I did it yesterday and it's finished so I'm going to post it anyway. :)

My papers are from the Blushed Kaisercraft sampler pack I got at Paper Makeup Stamps and the sentiment is from the "When There's Nothing Left to Say" sentiment set. I combo'd organza and grosgrain ribbon to set off my sentiment. A CAS card for a heartfelt message.

Have a fabulous week!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A World of Make Believe

It's been a beautiful weekend here in central Indiana. I hope you are enjoying fall weather wherever you are. My card today was made with image, cardstock, papers, and embellishments from Paper Makeup Stamp's kit, Arelia's World of Make Believe, which can be found here. Isn't she just the cutest? The only thing on this card that isn't from the kit is the ivory lace. I colored Arelia with copics and used the large scalloped rectangle nestie. I sponged some creamy brown Cat's Eye ink around the image while it was still in the die. This card follows the sketch for Mojo Monday.

My mom (who is 88!) is coming to visit for a few weeks so my crafting time will be limited for a while but I'm so happy she is still able to come and stay here. She lives in Nebraska and my sister is bringing her to my house and I'll take her home in mid-October. She moves very slowly due to arthrytis but still knits or embroiders nearly every day. Enjoy any time you have with your family. It's precious!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Gettin' Sketchy

I followed the Get Sketchy Card Challege for this Thinking of You/Encouragement card. I flipped the sketch on it's side and used the Buggy Sayings set from Paper Makeup Stamps. My hubby actually picked it out the image because the card is for a colleague of his who is fighting leukemia. She has the same attitude as this bumblebee!

I was going for bright and cheery and the dp is from A Day at the Beach paper pack by The Paper Studio. I used by scalloped oval nestie for the sentiment and then I stamped the bee on it letting it go over the edge. I stamped the bee again and colored it and popped it up using a foam dot. I put stickles on the bees wings and created a little "fly line" with gold bling. Here's a close up that shows it a little better.
The edges of the scalloped oval are sponged with memento ink in angel pink. The yummy striped ribbon was a gift from my dd. :)

Hope you're having a great week!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Little Card

This is a little card, literally. It is a gift card and is 3" x 3". It went along with my gift at a baby shower/brunch for a friend who is having their first child in October. It's a girl and her name will be Clara Rose. She's due on October 20 and her mom hopes she comes that day so her birthday will be 10/20/2010 :)

The papers are from the Echo Park Life is Good mini kit and the flowers are from the Will to Day Dream kit at PMS. The center of the flower is a sparkly brad from Spare Parts. There are two sentiments on this little card.

The one on the outside is a simple sentiment from Paper Makeup Stamps. I added the Little Baby soft and sweet poem/sentiment (also from PMS) on the inside. The card stock was textured so it didn't stamp as clearly as I'd hoped. The colors on this card are pink, brown, and aqua for the challenge from the Paper Makeup September Release party. There's still time to play. You have until midnight on Tuesday, 9/14 to enter and there are prizes!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Time for Fall

The M4TW Challenge over at Paper Makeup has a lovely poem for inspiration.

Autumn Fairy
The Autumn fairy weaves her spell
Spreads out her cloth of gold
Adorns the fields and woodlands both
With the riches of days so old

She makes the plants and flowers bloom
Displaying Nature's glory
For soon cold Winter's dismal gloom
Will tell a different story

-Author Unknown

My card was created as a thank you for colleagues who host an "end-of-summer/beginning-of-school cookout every year. I used fall colors and "Will" from The Will to Daydream PMS kit. The papers in the kit are wonderful, fun, mostly bright colors so the papers on this card are not from the kit. I wanted to have him laying on grass or leaves but was afraid to try to color that in and end up ruining my image since I thought he'd turned out pretty well. And I just don't have that "sponging" technique down yet either. I just need to keep practicing. :)

The inside is stamped with a sentiment from the Everyday Thanks sentiment set. The foks at the cookout are all colleagues from the College of Fine Arts so the Shakespeare quote is especially appropriate.

Thanks to you for visiting today!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Hoping for a Speedy Recovery

I used the JUGS #49 sketch challenge for a get well card for a high school classmate. He had a bad spill on an ATV while on vacation and broke multiple bones, has bad bruises and just generally really messed himself up. It will be a long recovery process for him but the bones will heal and he will get better. I hope this BooBoo Monster from Paper Makeup Stamps puts a smile on his face. I tried to keep it pretty simple since it's for a "middle-aged" guy.

The design team over at Paper Makeup has been showing fabulous sneak peeks for the September new releases. Stop by the Release Party in the PMS Forum on September 7 at 9 p.m. EST. There are prizes and maybe you'll win something!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Another challenge card

This has been a good week for me. Things are calming down at school and I was able to finish another card. This one is for the 2 Sketches 4 You challenge. Paper Makeup Stamps is sponsoring this week's challenge. My card uses the "Don't Tell God..." sentiment, which I love, but have never used! The dp is from Paper Studio's A Day at the Beach paper pack. The ribbon came out of the PMS 'Will to Daydream' kit and the decorative brad is one I still had from the PMS 'Celestial Possibilities' kit. I am happy with how it all came together. Brown and aqua/turquoise is one of my favorite color combos. And I just love all the "stuff" that comes in a PMS kit. The sentiment is stamped with Rich Cocoa Memento ink and is better in person than in my photo. I hope everyone has a great weekend!