Friday, November 20, 2009

Friendly Flower Circles

Paper Makeup Stamps: makeup4theweekend05
Splitcoast Limited Supply Challenge: Small Tall Card

This Friday Paper Makeup Stamps is hosting a color challenge of Olive, Navy and Mustard. Sometimes when I'm not sure how to combine colors, I find it best to keep them separate and distinct on my card. I stamped a flower from the Friendly Flowers set once in each color. After punching them out, I ran them through my little xyron to coat them with adhesive and dazzling diamonds glitter. I just love how they sparkle! {cheesy grin}

The ribbon was an extra piece found in my stash. I wish I had more of it wherever it came from b/c it matches the mustard color so perfectly. It's kind of hard to tell in the photo, but saying is stamped in navy ink and the green pearls match the olive flower. That way each color is touched twice on this card and balanced. Is that too OCD on my part? {chuckle}

The card is a small tall card measuring 3-1/2" x 6" (6x7 piece of paper folded in half). I did my snowman card in the previous post this size with a portrait direction and decided to try the same size here, but with a landscape direction instead. It's fun to change up card sizes now and then.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a blessed day! :)

Stamps: Paper Makeup Stamps: Friendly Flowers
Paper: Confetti White, Old Olive, NIght of Navy, More Mustard
Ink: Old Olive, NIght of Navy, More Mustard
Accessories: Ribbon, Pearl Stickers, 1-1/4 and 1-1/2 Circle Punches, xyron, dazzling diamond glitter

PMS Fan Blog Hop!

Welcome to my contribution to the PMS Fan Blog Hop! If you found your way here separately, you are not going to want to miss all the eye candy available for your eyes to feast on today! Paper Makeup Stamps Blog is the place to start. {wink}

This time of year, I always find myself in need of some quick and easy cards. I like to put together little gift sets or have cards readily available for a quick note to a teacher or a friend or a family member. You get the idea. {smile}

Nothing is easier to color than the snowmen in Paper Makeup's Snow Happy set. I used a blender pen to help shade the scarf and hat a little bit. And I ever so lightly outlined this snowman with pale plum ink, just to set him off from the shimmery white background of the cardstock he's stamped on.

The turquoise panel has been punched with Martha Stewart's combination of snowflake border and corner punches. It was so easy to do and makes a really great frame for the snowman. I found these punches combined in a set at Michael's for less than you can get them separately AND I was able to use my 40% coupon on them too - suh-weet! {grin}

A couple quick accents with the ribbon and extra snowflakes and I've got a card that's ready to go and can be easily mass-produced if I want more. Gotta love that! The finished card size is 3-1/2" x 6" and fits inside a standard small business envelope.

Before you go, don't forget that today is the last day to use the coupon code SETS35 at Paper Makeup Stamps for 35% off all stamp sets. Then tomorrow will start a new sale in their Countdown to Christmas.

Now hop on over to the lovely and talented Dawn Wheeler's blog to see what delicious creation she has for you next! Thanks for stopping by! {friendly wave}

Stamps: Paper Makeup Stamps: Snow Happy
Paper: Shimmery White, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Tempting Turquoise, Riding Hood Red, Pale Plum, Only Orange
Accessories: Martha Stewart snowflake corner and border punches, corner punch, blender pen, rinding hood red taffeta ribbon

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Warm Memories

Just Us Girls Charity Challenge
Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo #24
Splitcoast Sketch Challenge #255

Featured here is a very special charity stamp in memory of Henry Anderson. Paper Makeup Stamps offers it as both a digi image and a rubber stamp with the proceeds going to Henry's family. JUGs is hosting a charity challenge to make a card using the Henry Snow Angel image.

I used today's sketch from Splitcoast and the color combo of Bashful Blue, Real Red and Certainly Celery from Scrapmaster's Paradise. I printed the Henry digi image and colored him in with a blender pen and inks. I added my favorite dazzling diamonds glitter to the snow. Henry is cut out and popped up over the blue panel with dimensional tape.

For the green background, I took the three snowflakes from Snow Happy and arranged them all on the same acrylic block. That made stamping my background a breeze! I am so enjoying unmounted stamps! :) The sentiment is one by Great Impressions that I picked up from a local craft store and it is stamped on shimmery white paper for some extra snow sparkle.

Stamps: Paper Makeup Stamps: Henry Snow Angel, Snow Happy - saying by Great Impressions
Paper: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Shimmery White, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Printer, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon, Gem Stickers, Dimensional Tape, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Nuts About You

Paper Makeup Stamps - makeup4theweekend04

Here's my card for this week's Paper Makeup Challenge. I just love how cute this squirrel is from their Nuts About You set. If you haven't heard, all sets at Paper Makeup Stamps are 35% off this week through Friday ~ and their prices are great to begin with! Just enter the code SETS35 in your cart before checkout. I grabbed some extras for gifts - I love to get Christmas shopping done!

Anyhow, back to the card. I used copic markers to color the squirrel and acorns. I've got to practice and get some more experience using those - but you've gotta start somewhere, right? I tried adding some highlights in the shading with the colorless marker and I outlined the entire squirrel with a light gray.

The DP is SU's retired Parisian Breeze. I love the texture to it. Then for the saying - I did something that I've never done before! It comes with the three words stacked on top of one another, but I wanted them stretched out from left to right. Rather than marker each word individually and try to line them up, I carefully cut apart the three words on the stamp. Then I was easily able to line them in a row on my acrylic block and see where to stamp my words. And I can just as easily stack them up again to be used as the stamp was originally designed. :) I am loving the versatility of unmounted stamps!

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day! :)

Stamps: Paper Makeup Stamps: Nuts About You
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown
Paper: Confetti White, Chocolate Chip, Parisian Breeze DP, Baja Breeze
Copics: C3, E33, E35, E47, E53,
Accessories: Small Labels & Rectangle Nesties, button brads, dimensionals

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Friendly Flowers

Paper Makeup Recipe Challenge: PMSRP18

foundation: use textured cardstock (prism, bazzill, or embossed);
blush: use the color pink;
eyes: use the color black (like mascara);
lips: use something shimmery/shiney (like lip gloss).

Paper Makeup Stamps had their November Release Party last Saturday, November 7th and this card is for their recipe challenge from that night. If you haven't gone through their blog hop yet, start here and get the 15% off coupon code good for everything in the store! Hurry, because it's only good for one more day! Saturday will bring a new sale for their Countdown to Christmas.

I used a piece of pink Core Color cardstock and embossed the flowers with my cuttlebug. I then sanded them to reveal the white core of the paper underneath. I love the gems I got from Paper Makeup's embellie sale. They're so perfect for the flower centers on this card. :)

I stamped one of the sayings from Paper Makeup's Friendly Flowers set. I used Labels 4 Nesties to cut out and emboss the sentiment. My silver Sakura glitter pen quickly decorated the edge of it. I love the sparkle it has and how it picks up the color of the gems too. Lastly I used a sponge dauber to change my black and white gingham ribbon to black and pink. :)

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day! :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Moody for Snow

Paper Makeup Stamps - Case of PMS PMSRP19

Paper Makeup Stamps just had their November Release Party on November 7th. This card is for one of their release challenges to case any Paper Makeup card from the Splitcoast Gallery. I chose a card by Alex Lundgren called Fairy Brandt.

I used the same layout, but moved my scalloped saying to the upper corner. The base is textured cardstock for the background b/c I liked that on Alex's card. I used green and blue like she did, but added red also. I did one ribbon instead of two and added some bling from the embellie sale along the left side. Moody for Snow is stamped on shimmery white cardstock and colored in with blender pen and ink. The designer paper is from SU! last year called Ski Slope. I used a PMS saying from the Snow Happy set.

Check the PMS Blog to see how you can get 15% off your entire order at their store this week!

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day! :)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Gingerbread Hugs

CardPatterns - Sketch 39

I used Sherrod Studio's Fresh Baked set for this card. The clear stamps make it easy to line up the outline around the gingerbread man, as well as the heart buttons, mouth and eyes. The hat was stamped on red cardstock, cut out and white gel pen used for the trim. I cut out the circles, scallops and extra hearts with my Cuttlebug and Nesties. The Ski Slope DP and grosgrain ribbons are from Stampin' Up.

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day! :)

What to Wear

Mojo Monday - Sketch 111

This is Cora from the Doodlefactory Prehistoric set at Starving Artistamps. To me she just looks like a chick that you don't want to mess with. I mean look at what she's wearing - that's giraffe skin! You've gotta be tough to take down a giraffe, haha. Okay, perhaps I shouldn't post cards after midnight b/c I'm being too silly. {wink}

I would have gone with leopard skin, but I didn't find any DP like that in my stash. That's how we ended up with the giraffe print, haha. I paper pieced her boots and cave-dress. The rest of her is watercolored with the wonder crayons. I layered the circles and star from punches, then coated them with versamark and glassy glaze EP for a nice shiny accent. :) Add some gems and a fabulous coordinating saying from Starving Artistamps and that's it.

Thanks for looking! :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ghiradelli Treat Box

Paper Makeup Stamps: makeup4theweekend03 (treat box)
Splitcoaststampers: Ghiradelli Box

I love making these Ghiradelli treat boxes from the above tutorial on Splitcoast. Maybe because it's one of my FAVORITE kind of chocolates. Especially the caramel ones - yum! I used DP from My Mind's Eye that goes so perfectly with Bermuda Bay and Dusty Durango. The sweet saying is from Paper Makeup Stamps. The circle and scallop were cut out with nesties. And of course I had to outline the circle with one of my sakura glitter pens. :)

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day! :)