Sunday, December 27, 2009

Flight of Challenge (365 cards- Day 302)

It has been a long time, but here I am back at a 365 cards challenge. Today is Super Sketchy Sunday and you can see my card above and the sketch below it. A while ago I found some bags of Crayola Model Magic in my studio and one must have been punctured as it was hard as a brick from air drying. The others were still soft so I decided to have a clay play day and I got out molds and charms and played to my heart's content. The hummingbird was one of those creations, made with a flexible mold from Sweet Briar Studio, then colored with old Radiant Pearls and then made even shinier with Pearl-ex. I experimented using two different Cuttlebug embossing folders on the card base, one in just the upper right hand corner took some manipulation using the Sizzix Big Shot, but I think it really pumped up the "3-Dness" (is that a word?) of the card. If you click on the photo of the card you can really get a better idea of how 3-D it really appears.

Stamp credits:
Central Lily - Creativentures
All others - Rubber Stamp Tapestry (Waving Wildflowers set)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Flight of Celebration (Merry Christmas)

To one and all, whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I wish you Peace on Earth and Joy to The World. Hopefully that is something on which we can all agree.

Stamps: Tree - The Stamping Bug, Merry Christmas - Inkadinkadoo, Snoopy and Woodstock - Rubber Stampede (but Stampabilities now has the rights to those images, so check their inventory).
Joy to The World was done on a Cricut Expression using the Blackletter Font Cartridge.
Paper: Mostly from Wausau, however the red with stripe inside and the words were recycled from a Christmas card envelope.
Inks: Ancient Page by Clearsnap
The ribbon is a teeny, tiny scrap and the glitter glue is so old I had to shake it like crazy to get the glue and glitter to remix together! I have no idea where each came from. The tree was embossed with equally ancient clear embossing powder from a company that has long since disappeared.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Flight of Celebration (A 50th Birthday)

Back on June 8th I posted the top front of this card for a Card Positioning System challenge. Having a friend turn 50 this week I went ahead and finished up the inside of the card. It features a Happy Birthday (cut in half) stamp from Rubbernecker and stamps in the Basic Grey Build-a-Clown set. The AARP letters were cut out of the front of an AARP bulletin.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Flight of Celebration (World Card Making Day)

Hello around the world on World Card Making Day! I've been on a blog vacation but an event such as this "required" that I end the vacation and make a card for today. Today's card feature one Magenta stamp, stamped several times on white glossy cardstock colored with a random applications of a wide variety of alcohol ink colors. Then I cut out the stamped images, cut them up and used varying depths of foam tape to apply to the black card for a "really" dimensional card. It is SO dimensional I had blurring of the photo with both the scanner and the camera! The HELLO was cut using Sizzix Sizzlets Script dies. Hope everyone around the world is celebrating the day by making a card!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Flight of Challenge (CPS 128 + Pile It On!#10 +RubberneckerWW#23)

Here is a 3 for 1 card. First it is for the Card positioning Systems Sketch challenge # 128 (see top photo). Next it qualifies for this week's Pile It On!(#10) - No patterned paper. Finally it qualifies for Rubbernecker Wacky Wednesday #23 - Flowers. I built it so the little tabs on the outside right fit into slots on the larger left tab.

Stamps: Girl - When The Rubber Hits The Road, Speech - Stamp Francisco (Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers, Flourishes - Rubbernecker (New Inchies!), Inside sentiment - Impression Obsession
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Pearls - KaiserCraft
Inks - Ancient Page
Colored Pencils - Prismacolor
Cardstock and paper - unknown
Flower punch - Family Treasures

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Flight of Challenge (365 cards- Day 161)

WooHoo! I got my "giddy-up" going and finished an entire week at 365 Cards. Today, Day 161, the challenge is called Cool Collage. The goal is to cover every part of your card with something, no blank spaces allowed.
My image is from a page of part of an old children's book. I only have a few pages, so I don't know the name of the book. The polka dot paper is from Doodlebug Designs and the plaid red paper is from a tablet I've had for years, which may have come from Current, but I don't really remember. The puffy alphabet stickers are from Making Memories. I have no idea what the funky spot is on the letter p, as you can't see anything like that in person. It must have something to do with the dimension giving the scanner a hard time. I'd take a picture, but I'm in a hurry and I don't have time. Hope the rest of our week-end goes well!

Flight of Challenge (365 cards- Day 160)

365 Cards Day 160 challenge was Lovely Lace. You could use any amount of lace on your card, as long as you used some lace. I once again pulled a page from by Monet Year In A Box Calendar. Today we are in the poppy fields. The little girl with her lace apron is from Delafield Rubber stamps. The poppies are from a stamp I carved from Nasco Safety Cut. Coloring was done with Prismacolor Pencils.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Flight of Challenge (365 cards- Day 159)

I'm on a roll. It is Thursday and I'm doing Thursday's challenge on 365 Cards, Day 159 Setting The Scene- Indoors. I think the kitchen definitely qualifies as indoors. It took no time at all to create the card. First I stamped the stove (Stampa Barbara) on the white card stock using black Memories ink. Then I masked the stove and stamped the wallpaper border (origin???) over and over across the top of the card using Coral Red Ancient Page Ink. Next I cut and glued on the red and white checked paper which was once the liner of a box lunch to serve as the floor. I then drew in the chair rail and boards using a black Micron Pigma Pen by Sakura. I stamped the Pillsbury Dough Boy (Stamp Camp) on white card stock, colored in his eyes and hat symbol with a light blue gel pen, and cut him out. I attached him with foam tape so he is popped out. I printed the sentiment on the computer and cut it out using a McGill label punch, layering it onto a scrap of red paper before taping to the card. Quick as that I was done!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Flight of Challenge (365 cards- Day 158)

365 Cards Day 158 is today so I'm finally caught up! The challenge: What's your Sign?, make sure there is a sign on your card. Obviously I thought of my Ziggy looking at a billboard stamp(Stampendous). The message is from Viva Las Vegastamps! The grass came from ??? and with a little masking I added the tree in the background (Stamp Francisco(Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers). A little coloring with Prismacolor Pencils and stenciling with Colorbox ink and I was done!

Flight of Challenge (365 cards- Day 157)

365 Cards challenge for Day 157 was Imagine This: Sunflowers. All cards needed to be inspired by sunflowers. This was an easy challenge. I love sunflowers. I love being in France and seeing the fields of sunflowers. I love watching the Tour de France and watching the bicyclists fly by the fields of sunflowers.


Stamps: Sunflower - Sandi Miller, sentiment - Studio g
Label punch: McGill
Ribbon: Making Memories
Ink: Black Memories
Color: Prismacolor pencils

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Flight of Challenge (365 cards- Day 155 + Pile It On! #9)

Now I'm playing catch-up and now I'm behind on today's 365 Cards challenge. This is my version of Day 155, Super sketchy Sunday. I'm not jumping cartwheels over this card, but it fits the challenge. And I just realized it has more than three flowers so it is a Pile It On! Challenge contender too.

Stamp: SeeD's(Inque Boutique)
Chipboard: Scrapwords
Die: Nestabilities Labels 2 by Spellbinders
Punch: Fiskars (circle squeeze punch to make corner notches)
Card: From a pack of cards by Petersen-Arne
Paper: Brown print- Hot Off The Press and blue is unknown

Monday, August 3, 2009

Flight of Challenge (365 cards- Day 156)

365 Cards challenge today is Ad Inspired. On top you will see the card I created and below is the ad that inspired it. The painting on my card is part of a painting by my favorite artist Claude Monet via a page out of an old Monet Year In A Box Calendar. Thank you Claude!

Other credits:

Card stock: Green- WorldWin, brown - French Papers
Die for flower petals:Flower Creations 3 by spellbinders
Embossing folders: On brown - Distress Stripes and on flower petals- Script, both CuttleBug by ProvoCraft
Ink : (Used to distress flower petals cut from an old hymnal) Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink by Ranger

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Flight of Challenge (Cute Card Thursday #71)

While looking for something interesting to do I found this blog. Their challenge was "Let's Get Fruity". My fruit of choice today was the pear. On top is the front of the card and on the bottom is the inside. Some gals I now are just "fruity" about pear images so now I'm ready when one of their birthdays rolls around later this month.

Stamps: Bowl of pears - Lockhart Stamp Company, row of pears - A Stamp In The Hand
Sticker: Happy Birthday - Mrs. Grossman
Alcohol ink and refillable ink pen: Adirondack by Ranger
Dye ink: Ancient Page Coal by Clearsnap and Conch Shell Sea Shells by Ranger
Buttons: Favorite Findings by Blumenthal Lansing Company
Cardstocks and papers: White glossy - Xerox, Gold and matte white - Wausau, all others were unknown scraps
Dye: Rectangle Nestabilities by Spellbinders
Glitter glue on pears - Stickles by Ranger

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Flight of Challenge (Card Positioning Systems 126)

Here is my version of this week's Card Position System sketch #126. I'm sending this to a friend whose husband has been very ill. I asked a mutual friend how our friend was doing and she said, "I think she is up to her eyeballs". So that was the prompt for this goofy thing! I think if she is "up to her eyeballs" she probably needs a chuckle anyway.

A few minutes ago in the shade it was 103 degrees F, but my computer says it is 107. Yesterday I told you our cable TV was out. Seems it was taken down by a hay truck(not the heat) and Charter Communications is debating whether or not to fix it or drop our service. Anybody have any recommendations about which is better satellite service, Dish Network or Direct TV? We may have to make that decision soon so any input would be appreciated.

Stamps: Thinking of you - Inkadinkadoo, eyeball - Museum of Modern Rubber, bottle- self carved from Nasco Safety Cut
Ink: Ancient Page Agean Blue from Clearsnap, Marvy markers, a Prismacolor pencil and a black Micron Pigma pen by Sakura
Card: From a pack by Petersen-Arne
Cardstock: White - Wausau (and my trusty 20 year old professional corner rounder by Lassco)
Paper: Black printed - Paper Fever, lighter blue - DCWV
Circle punch - Fiskars

Monday, July 27, 2009

Flight of Challenge (Rubbernecker Wacky Wed. #21)

Wacky Wednesday #21 challenged you to use a circle or circles on your card. Braving a un- airconditioned craft room with temperatures reaching 102 degrees F today outside in western Oregon I decided on multiple circles and I used some of my cool new tree inchie stamps from Rubbernecker that are circle trees. I left the card blank for now so I can have something ready for any occasion. Hope where ever you are it is cooler than here! It is so bloomin' hot the cable TV has gone off. We aren't used to this here!


Stamps: Rubbernecker
Ink: Marvy Markers
Cardstock: White glossy- Xerox, brown dotted - BoBunny, green- WorldWin
Circle punch - Fiskars
Circle ribbon die - Sizzix

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Flight of Challenge (365 cards- Day 144)

I'm a day late but here is my entry for 365 Cards Day 144 Challenge- You Raise Me Up. You were to incorporate at least two ways to use dimension in your card. I've used an embossing plate, a layer with an embossing punch, a die cut popped up on pop dots and then fuzzy flocking in the flower centers. It is really dimensional and against my black refrigerator it is really bright!


Die and Embossing plate: Sizzix
Pop-Dots: Ranger
Embossing Border punch: Fiskars
Fun Flock: Stampendous
Green and pink cardstock: Wausau
White glossy cardstock: Xerox

Monday, July 20, 2009

Flight of Challenge (Rubbernecker Wacky Wed. #20 again)

Like eating potato chips, one isn't enough (See previous post). I looked through the entire Etsy shop of Janine King Designs and the bag at the top inspired me to make a second card for Rubbernecker Wacky Wednesday #20 using their small version of Old World Tiles. This is a complete opposite of the French themed bags, but equally inspiring!

Stamps: Rubbernecker (I used all and parts of three of the Old World Tiles)
Punch: Clip Punch (European in origin I believe)
Ink: Ancient Page Coal by Clearsnap
Paper: Yellow/orange and blue were scraps, Marbled purple is by Hot Off The Press
Cardstock: green by Wausau]Card: From a pack by Petersen-Arne
Also used a bit of Pumpkin Orange Prismacolor Pencil

Friday, July 17, 2009

Flight of Challenge (Rubbernecker Wacky Wed. #20)

The Rubbernecker Wacky Wednesday Challenge this week is an inspiration challenge. We were to visit the Etsy shop of Janine King Designs and pick a bag(s) to inspire us. The two bags in the top photos were my inspiration for this card. Alas, I haven't used any Rubbernecker stamps in this challenge, but I did place an order for some new Rubbernecker stamps today so I hope they will forgive me. I did however think of some of their stamps I would have used, but I don't own them YET! I have enough French stamps to choke a horse so I was really drawn to these two bags.

Credits: Tag - Inkadinkadoo, Eiffel Tower in center of tag - Fran the Frantic Stamper, Sacre Cour - Just For Fun, Bag - Skipping Stones Designs, All others are Stamp Francisco(Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers).
Cardstock - Wausau
Ink: Ancient Page Coal by Clearsnap
Pink and green coloring Colorbox by Clearsnap , some pink with a Tombow Marker by Marvy.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Flight of Challenge (365 cards- Day 138)

Today's challenge on 365 Cards is "She said, and I Quote". We have to use a quotation on the card. My quotation is my Walt Disney and is a stamp from Inque Boutique.

Other credits:

Cardstock: White - Wausau, Flowered - Rubber Soul
Ribbon: Making Memories
Jewel: Jo-Ann's
Flowers: Unknown
Ink: Ancient Page Coal by Clearsnap
Embossing plate: Fiskars (in the white cardstock on top of card ... look closely!)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Flight of Challenge (CPS 124)

It's time for summer birthday parties! Bring out the ants! Here is my version of this week's Card Position Systems sketch 124.


Stamps: Part of cupcake by Impression Obsession and part of candle by Hero Arts
Paper: Sparkly Black - Stardream, Red and White - lining from a box lunch a couple of years ago!
Card: From a pack by Petersen-Arne
Cardstock: Yellow - Paper Fever, White - Wausau
Punch - Ant by Fiskars
Dies: Squares by Spellbinders, Girls are Weird Alphabet by Sizzix
The square's corners were rounded using my 20 year old professional corner rounder by
Lassco. Still one of my favorite cool tools!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Flight of Challenge/Remembrance (365 cards- Day 134 +RNecker#19)

Bet you thought the flamingo had flown away and left the flock. Actually my Dad, who had been quite ill for a long time, died on July 3. He will be missed, but he is in a better place now and the pain and suffering is gone. It has been a roller coaster couple of weeks. A word of advise to anyone with a loved one who has been in the military and wants their loved one buried in a military cemetery ... know the location of ALL pages of their discharge papers before hand. We didn't know we were missing a page. Our problem has now been resolved and the burial will now occur but the mortuary and myself spent quite a lot of time on the project. Of course after the fact the missing papers were discovered.

Anyway I combined 365 Cards Day 134 Super Sketchy Sunday with Rubbernecker's Wacky Wednesday #19 Color Challenge, "pink, purple and green", to make a sympathy card since I have seen a good number of those here lately.


Stamps: Lilies - Creativentures, Sentiment - Inque Boutique
Die: S3-005 Accents - Spellbinders
Paper: Green - Hot Off the Press
Cardstock: White- Wausau, Pink - Fraser
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug Textile by Provo Craft
Paper ribbon: ( Not absolutely positive but I think it is by Daisy Bucket).
Other: Markers by Marvy and Colored Pencils by Prismacolor

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Flight of Challenge (365 cards- Day 123)

So the challenge today is WHITE SPACE. You can see where the white space is supposed to be in the top picture. And the directions said "That means absolutely NOTHING in the white space!!" Since the demo had things not attached but hanging over the white space I guess having a foot, head, hand, etc. floating above the white space was allowed!

Stamps: Women -PSX, Sentiment - Hero Arts
Patterned paper: Paper Parachute
Cardstock: Wausau
And other stuff! Gotta go watch "So you Think You Can Dance!"

Flight of Challenge (365 cards- Day 122)

"It's a Wrap" was the challenge for 365 Cards Day 122. You must use wrapping paper on your card. I've used strips from a striped foiled gift wrap for this card. This is sort of a traditional colored, yet non-traditional colored holiday card. We do have red and green however the main snowflakes on the front (top photo) are brown, with red and a bit of turquoise. Inside(bottom photo) they are red and I have stamped in brown. I keep messing around making Christmas cards and I think this year rather than make 50 alike, which I have been doing it seems from the dawn of time, I may make 50 different because it is more fun. The colors on this would wake you up on a dark winter's day!

The gift wrap was purchased at Paper Zone and I don't know what company made it because it seems I lost the label. I have cut a great deal of it into assorted stripes that I thought I could use on a variety of cards. Some of the stripes are not snowflakes, but instead sort of a damask-like design.
Snowflake Punch - EK Success
Glitter glue - Stickles Turquoise by Ranger
Stamp - Stampendous
Ink - Ancient Page Chocolate by Clearsnap

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Flight of Challenge (365 cards- Day 120 & Pile It On! +2))

This was Sunday's 365 Cards sketch. It wasn't easy. The beach ball hangs off the side and the solid yellow paper behind has nothing to do with the card, it is just background. Yesterday I started weeding my vegetable garden. Today I finished. From my perspective, "Summer's hot".
Disclaimer: I haven't been to the beach yet this summer, it usually isn't very hot in Oregon at the beach, and I don't wear bikinis.

This card has four challenges. Let's count.

One: 365 Cards Day 120 - Super Sketchy Sunday
Two: Pile It On! - Button It Up! - Use at least four buttons. These are the teeny tiniest buttons I have ever seen. They were red, so I used a Sharpie marker to turn them black. If you can't tell the 4th one is the "o" in hot. I can't remember where or when I bought them and there is nothing on the package to suggest their origin.
Three: A Spoon Full of Sugar - Summer
Four: TCP Tuesday 65 Color Challenge - Use Teal, Sunshine and raspberry


Letters - Sizzix "Long" Die - Monde de Blonde
Shape Dies - Triangle and ovals by Spellbinders
Epoxy stickers(bikinis) - A Juicy Story Stickers from The Dollar Store
Cardstocks- Wausau
Polka dot paper - unknown
Punches - Two circles used to paper piece the beachball - EK Success, Wave and scalloped circle - Fiskars

Monday, June 29, 2009

Flight of Challenge (Pile It On! + 2)

First of all I want to invite all the Michael Jackson fans to visit my previous post of the day that is a tribute card to Michael. You can see it HERE. It is sad that I waited until the present circumstances before I used the stamp. Since most of you direct linked here I thought I would point it out so you don't miss it.

Now to today's challenge card. I have "Piled It On!" with three challenges represented. Let's count.

ONE: Pile It On #4 - Button It Up! - Use at least four buttons.
TWO: Stamp Something - Embellished Something - Use at least three embellishments. I used four buttons so that is four embellishments.
THREE: 365 Cards - Day 121 - Four Seasons - Use all four seasons on your card.

Stencil : Dreamweaver (Four Seasons) BTW, I have trouble with this stencil as the holes are so small. I love the image but I have trouble using it with a stylus and dry embossing with the Wizard isn't too satisfactory either. I have tried chalk stenciling and stenciling with chalk pigment inks and I'm never happy with the results. I used Ultra Fine Point Sharpie Markers on this and the leaf shape isn't very defined. Anybody else have this stencil and had great success?
Buttons: Favorite Findings - Blumenthal Lansing Company
Inks: Ranger Distress Inks - Old Paper and Pine Needles
Card: Hot Off The Press
Deckle edge cut with the deckle blade of a Create-a-Cut Paper Cutter.

Flight of Honor (CPS #121)

I never got around to doing an entry for Card Positioning System Sketch #121, but I thought Michael Jackson fans might appreciate a tribute to Michael and I thought the big old star in that sketch was appropriate to use! My tastes run to the likes of John Denver, David Mallett, and now days Brett Dennen, but Michael was "interesting" and his music not at all unpleasant and some of it was quite "catchy". He was an outstanding entertainer! Just like John Denver he died too soon to make his big come back.

I typed out on the computer a listing of Michael's 18 No. 1 hits from 1969 to 1995 (according to USA Today newspaper). The stamp is from a Portland, Oregon company STAMP OUT ART known for their "celebrity" stamps. Hope you enjoy this salute to the "King of POP".

P.S. Since this is mostly Black and White and even contains the song title "Black and White" this may be okay to include in Rosie and Dee's Challenge #41. I didn't run into their challenge until after I finished this today but I noticed there was some color on their samples too.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Flight of Challenge (365 cards- Day 116)

The 365 Cards Challenge today is Keep It To Yourself: Wedding Card (the message should be clear without using a sentiment). I have used this image over and over for wedding cards as I think it is perfect for the occasion. No two cards have ever been the same. I usually try to color the hair to match the bride and groom. I have a feeling yesterday's card scared people, though to a 20 something guy it would be perfectly acceptable! Hopefully with all this gooey sweetness today I have redeemed myself. LOL!


Stamp: Uptown Rubber Stamps
Die: Nestabilities Labels Four by Spellbinders
Stickers: Colorbok (border), Susan Branch (little hearts and rose)
Embossing folder: Swiss Dots by Cuttlebug
Ribbon: Offray
Card: From a pack by Petersen-Arne
Cardstock: Pink - Fraser Papers, White - Wausau
Image colored with asstd. Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Flight of Challenge (Pile It On! + 3)

I saw these duck stamps being used on someone's blog and I ordered them last week when Addicted To Rubber Stamps had a sale. I thought they worked great with this sketch from 365 cards. I also included the insides (bottom photo). Of course, as part of the current mania that is sweeping the bloglines, I have Piled It ON! Let's count the challenges.

One: 365 Cards - Day 113 Super Sketchy Sunday (see top image)
Two: Pile It On! - Use purple (not hard, it is one of my favorites!)
Three: Stamp Something - Black, White and one color somethings
Four: Getting Creative with Ann - GCA #46 - All about the Man (or Drake, in this case, HA!)


Ducks - Dog Gone Stamps, Letters- Hampton Art Stamps
Embossing folder: Spiderweb - Cuttlebug
Dies: Nestabilities Classic Circles small, Cricut Going Places cartridge (arrows)
Circle punch: EK Success
Ink: Versamark Onyx Black (with black embossing powder)
Cardstock: Black and white- Wausau, Purple Unknown

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Flight of Challenge (Pile It On! + 2)

Today I made a "shot pile" for Piling It On! Only three challenges, but since there is quite a bit on the front (top photo) I think more would be overkill. The inside of the card (bottom photo) is ready for any sentiment later on. Let's count the challenges:

One: Pile It On! #3 - Purple (use purple somewhere on your card)
Two: Rubbernecker Wacky Wednesday #16 - Use an oval on your card
Three: Stampin' B's Challenge #11 - Use the watercoloring technique (The larger violets on the front were watercolored.)

Stamps: Large violet - Cowtown Rubber Stamps, Flower Word Background - Hero Arts, Tiny Dots - Stamps By Judith, Small Violet - Stampendous, All other tiny stamps - Rubber Stamp Tapestry
Watercolors: Niji Pearlescent Watercolors (I just bought these and in person you can see the sheen they add. They were very inexpensive!)
Inks: Assorted colors of Ancient Page by Clearsnap
Die: Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals Large by Spellbinders
White Glossy cardstock (Oval) - Kromecoat plus by Smart Papers
Matte White cardstock - Wausau
Faux marbled paper (inside) - Hot Off The Press