Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #6

Play Date Cafe Challenge #6....Our design team host this week is Sarah .. If you go to her blog.. you will notice her blog header is this weeks inspiration.. the colors are dark green, light blue, dark blue, and orange.. At first my thoughts were.. What am I going to make?? Then I thought of creating a fun abstract shoe to go along with this challenge.. I ended up painting with acrylic paint the background onto my cardstock. I colored my "abstract shoe" with copic markers.. While I was creating this card it felt rather plain.. I couldn't figure out why.. So I decided to add stitching around the whole shoe.. I hand stitched the black you see on the shoe.. added a fun flower and a "happily ever after" quote.. I love how this turned out.. I hope you enjoy it also..Don't forget to check out the other girls blogs for their pieces for this Play Date Cafe Challenge.. and make sure to leave them love too :)
Sarah Anderson
Julie Campbell
Sandra Kelly
Julie Ranae

I hope you will come and join in the fun and play along this week with us.. and as always.. I hope you enjoy my piece :) HUGS
~ I would like to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.. :) I am truly thankful for all of you.. my friends and followers.. thank you for always being so kind to me and supporting me.. :)

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #5

I am so excited to introduce you to our newest member Jules at the Play Date Cafe.. She is an AMAZING person and her talent is out of this world.. I envy her, as I am not good at the "vintage" take at things.. If there was one area of design I could work more on it would be that.. She however has it down.. and everything about her creations scream inspiration.. I am so happy she is going to be on our team.. for this weeks challenge she chose Silver/Metallic, Berry, Teal, and white.. I had so much fun creating this project... these are TOTALLY colors I would have never just picked up and placed together.. I really like how it turned out though.. :) So Thanks Jules for the wonderful inspiration.. I hope you all will play with us this week.. I love to see what everyone creates..
~So for my card.. When I looked at these colors I saw.. VINTAGE.. and I FREAKED OUT.. I mean.. I don't know how (wish I did).. to do VINTAGE.. I was like.. Okay what am I GOING TO MAKE!!.. So as I was pondering and panicking.. I thought of abstract, Japanese, Elegance.. so I created this digital image.. I LOVE how it turned out. so different and to me such an elegant stamp.. I think she could be used for almost any occasion.. and that's one of the main reasons why I love this stamp so much.. :) I ended up outlining the black parts in black puffy paint, and putting on a couple of lolly pop flowers, and of course distressed it.. :) Thanks so much for looking. HUGS

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Trim the Tree

Okay so I just looked at my followers.. and I have 75... WOWZA.. so I thought.. okay this calls for..A FREE Digital Stamp of course.. So come back here TMW.. it will only be free for 24hrs.. I wanted to show you a cute new stamp called Trim the Trees I made.. this card I created.. I used CTMH ink pads and a blending pen, some 3d puffy paint Glittery.. :) , a lolly pop flower, embossing powder, distressed ink, and some rick rak.. I really am pleased on how this one turned out.. :) hope you like it..
I entered my Trim the Tree card into these challenges..Since it has been FOREVER since I entered a
Secret Crafter -
TCP Tuesday -
Easy Breezy cool color challenges
Your Next Stamp Challenge
Cute card thurs -
Basic Gray
Stampive and more
Roses on Paper -
Die cuts R US -
Frosted Designs -
Crafty Calendar -
Little Red Wagon-
Charisma -
Hand Full of Stamps-
Paper Pal Arts-
Papertake Challenge -
Everybody Art Challenge -
Design Dollies -
A Spoonful of Sugar-
Wow.. that was a lot :) I guess that's what you get when you haven't entered in FOREVER :)

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Just some fun cards

I wanted to just have fun and create some cards from some of the cute stamps I had been making.. :) it was so much fun.. Here is Snowball's 5 Cents card from me.. I used Copic's to color it.. and also just some CTMH stamp ink with a blending pen. I sewed the edges, and also sewed snowflakes onto the card.. I added some ribbon and a mini tag.. and on the hat, and coat edges I added some CTMH fun flock.. You can see it in more detail on the second little photo.. :)

Here you can see the fun flock that I added.. it just gives it some more dimension.. :) You can get this Snowballs 5 cents stamp HERE..

~Here is another fun card I made.. it was a SUPER EASY card.. I used my Free as a Bird digital Stamp.. I colored it using CTMH ink pads with a blending pen.. :) and a little bit of good old H2O I added some ribbon a little tag.. and of course distressed it a bit.. and viola :) a happy little cute card..
You can get the Free as a Bird digital stamp HERE..

This is a side view picture so you can see the fun dimension of the card. :) and the TRUE colors.. :) lol
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #4

I can't believe we are already on challenge #4.. wow!! This week was Sandi's week for the color challenge.. these are the colors she picked.. Brown, Tan, Cream, and a Sea foam/Grey Green.... I hope you will play along with us this week.. As always there is TONS of inspiration and of course Prizes to be won.. so what are you waiting for?? Go and Check it out and come and play :)

I had fun making an INTERACTIVE card.. I like having surprises and little things here and there that people don't expect at first when they see your card.. so I created a little hinge system and a little tab that says lift.. :) for the cute message inside.. I like to have a message sometimes hidden so it is there but not THERE!! until you open it that is :) hehe.. :)

This is a fun Digi Stamp I created from some funky shoes I saw.. Feather shoes to be exact.. :) I hope you like it.. :) let me know what you think..

If you have a sister.. you know this to be TOTALLY TRUE!!.. I asked my mom what she thought a cute saying would be for this card.. and she said. "If the shoe fits it's gotta be your SISTERS..." It totally fit for the card.. so Thanks MOM :) you ROCK!!
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #3.. It's ME!!

ROCK ON!!!!!

~Okay so like all the girls I have been so excited for MY "turn" to come up the inspirational challenge at The Play Date Cafe.... I mean.. who doesn't love seeing how people interpret something they picked out for the inspirational piece?.. I thought it would be really fun to have an inspirational piece that had some fun, bright, bold colors.. but that also could be used for a number of things.. So when I was looking for inspirational things I saw my little man Stretch "air" rocking out to some music while watching cartoons.. and BINGO.. I fun would it be to find a ROCKIN' Guitar for some inspiration?? Everything about these photo screams ROCK ON to me.. :).. I am so excited to see what you all come up with.. The colors are Black, Fire Red, and White.. Here is the card that I made.. I figured.. we need a COOL.. ROCK ON card.. so this is what I came up with.. Hope you like it.. HUGS

For this card I used a Digi Stamp that I made.. You can find it HERE.. I also used an embosser to emboss zebra stripes onto the white core cardstock.. then I sanded it down.. I added a TATTOO!!! yep you heard me right.. this is soooo easy and CHEAP... you use them just like rubons.. :) I will have to do a little tutorial of how to use them too..
I also used a heart rubon, rhinestones, 2 mini tags.. and I think that's it.. I REALLY LOVE how this turned out.. so fun and NON traditional.. I can't wait to see what you all come up with.. :)
Don't forget to visit the other girls also...
Julie Ranae

Sarah Anderson

Sandra Kelly

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