Monday, March 30, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Besides my DDs party invites, I managed to make two cards for multiple challenges this week. First I did the Sprout card above for the PMS Sketch Challenge. Pink & orange is one of my fav color combos...especially for summer. There seems to be a lot of focus on orange right now...the SU demo magazine for April had an orange article & challenge; Ann's Creative Nook challenges us to use orange; Dawn McVey (my card just barely meets the brown requirement for that one) challenged us to use an orange combo; and Sweet & Sassy Stamps was looking for orange & pink or orange & brown this week.
This card also uses a PMS stamp. When I saw the sketch at Card Positioning Systems this week, I thought of using a sentiment right off...which is unusual for me since sentiment-focused cards are difficult for me. I stayed with the Pink & Orange colors for this one too. Thanks to my SCS friend Trish, I had some new ribbon, conchos & brads to add to this card :)
YES! I used that High Hopes sketch again...I had to do these last night and wanted it done fast. I used up some scraps of that gorgeous shimmery paper and the pink DSP to make them...I only needed 4. I used silver stickles to make her wand and crown really sparkle...she loved them when I showed her.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
All the cute little tulips and daffodils are from Doodlefactory Easter. It's all Dawn's fault that I had to order all this Doodlefactory stuff! She does such amazing stuff with them. I've got a whole other set I haven't even cut into yet! Anyhow, I put the close up here to show the detail of the grass, which was cut on my Cricut, and the flowers, which have....Tiny Twinkles in their centres...what's a card without a little bling? And I tried to create a variety of daffodils by coloring them differently, too.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
This card with Sprout is my first card for the PMS Blog Hop today. I used the MOJO MOnday sketch fand was inspired to think "Nature" by Courtney's challenge, so the papers are from the Pockets & Posies stack. Big Brads are Queen & Co, and the scallop oval punch will be out soon in the SU Spring Mini catalogue :)
If you're just coming in here, please check out the PaperMakeup Stamps blog for the full list of Blog Hop participants, challenges and fun!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
ETA: I'm really annoyed that these posts are out of order...I did them in the right order and it re-arranged them...and I can't seem to move them around GRRRR.
Ok...last card for today's Blog Hop. I hope I've inspired you to try some new stamps...if you don't already own a PMS fairy, try one out and I guarantee you'll love coloring them.
Here is Kirsten. When I saw her on the PMS site I absolutely had a huge intake of breath...I knew I just had to have her. There's something about the dandelion that makes her seem so innocent to me.
This layout is courtesy of Mel's Super Saturday Challenge, and the color combo is for the Color Dare - Plum, Gable Green and Old Olive...now I admit, there's not a lot of Gable in here, but I did highlight some grass with Gable, and the sentiment is all three colors layered.
This card also fits Katie's Double Bling Challenge as I used Distressed Stickles on Kirsten's wings, and an SU Rhinestone brad on the flower.
Now, if you're just starting...check out my next three posts for a few more PaperMakeup Fairy cards. And don't forget to go back to the PaperMakeup Stamps Blog for the complete list of Blog Hop Participants and fun!
Monday, March 9, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
This card just doesn't look as nice on screen as it does in person...in person the ribbons don't look like a jumbled mess LOL I saw a card on someone's blog while blurfing...it was for a ribbon twirler and she had her ribbons done similar to this on her card. When I saw the sketch for CPS today, I just thought it was the right finishing touch for this card. The paper & ladybugs are K&Co Wild Saffron collection. The sentiment is a rubon from my stash.
In my quest to find new challenges, I decided to break open my BG Sugared pack that I got for Christmas...can't believe it has taken me so long. And would you believe this is my very FIRST TIME using Basic Grey paper that I'm aware of? So, this is the Basic Grey sketch challenge 25 submission. One of the rules to play is that you must use at least one BG product. I managed to find two in my stash...the paper is all from Sugared (except the card base and white) and I also had some rubons that I hadn't opened yet, so the pretty black frame is also BG.
I also thought this just needed "something" when it was done, so I ended up doodling a little black frame around the reddish/brownish oval piece. Now it fits the OCC challenge too :)
Now a question for ya! I really want to give Pretty Hat Anya some "real" pearls. Do you know of anywhere to buy super-tiny flatback pearls? These would have to be about 1/2 the size of the small ones in the SU Pretties kit...I would love to be able to do this...PLEASE HELP!
Rubber Bombshells Featured Blogger Challenge 2
SCS Keyword RBFBC2
This week’s featured stamper is: Michelle http://shellpole.blogspot.com/
1.Pick any card or project from Michelle’s blog.
2. Change 2 or more things on the card. It could be a color combo, embellishements, backgrounds, or even the main image could be different but similar because you don't own the exact image. List the changes in your description.
3. Give credit to the original stamper. Put a link to the original card in your description. Please make sure it’s a link to her card post and not the main blog.
4. Please note the following regarding Sketch Challenge cards: If you are keeping the same layout but changing most everything else on the featured stamper's card, make sure it isn't a sketch challenge card (SC##). The reason is because it is essentially is a CASE of the sketch since it isn't the featured stamper's original idea. Thanks!
4. Once you have blogged your card, please return to this post and link it in the comment section!
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
If you make anything from these sites...please let me know. I would love to see what you do!