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