Thursday, April 18, 2013

Dutch Dare Challenge - Anything But A Card!

Well, today at the Dutch Dare Card Challenge the design team's challenge was to come up with "Anything But A Card".  Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps and as you can guess I love the really cute images they have.  I picked "Rottweiler Puppy - Hello" to add as a tag to my treat box.  My niece's 4 month old pup broke his back leg, so he is running around with a big cast.  It doesn't seem to bother him much, but we are going to send him a treat box filled with doggie bones.  

I colored the image with my Copics and punched him out using Stampin' Up Circle & Scallop Circle punches.  

For the back of the tag I stamped "Woof" as my sentiment.

The box was made using the Stampin' Up "Mini Milk Carton Die" using The Paper Studio "Spoiled Rotten" paper. There are lots of videos on You Tube, but the best video I have seen is by Stampin' Up demonstrator Dawn Olchefske of Dostamping.

Here is Dawn's video:

 I hope you can join us this week.  I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Bugaboo "Ava Fairy" Card

For today's card I pulled out another one of my new images from Bugaboo called "Ava Fairy".  These images are really quick to color and I think they are really sweet.  The paper is from Basic Gray "Out of Print" and the clouds were made with the Die-namics Cloud Trio.  It's hard to probably see on the photo, but I ran the blue panel with the pattern paper through my Cuttlebug "Swiss Dot" folder.  I wanted to give it a little texture, but the paper is rather busy, so it is really hard to see.  I also added some Stickles for a little sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by...

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Where has my MOJO gone lately???

Have you ever had a time where you just can't seem to find your card making MOJO?  I seem to be in a slump as of late, since I broke my wrist.  I'm have managed to make a few cards, but I guess I'm just not feeling it - do you know what I mean?  So, when your MOJO is just not working what do you do?  Well, for me I went out and ordered more stamps and dies.    I know I have enough already, but who can resist with all the monthly release parties at the different online stamp companies.  Second, I cleaned my work space.  Let's face it...I am a messy stamper.  Space is limited and that just makes it hard to put stuff.  Next, I just decided to make a card for me that is going someplace special.  That is my mother - Mother's Day is just around the corner, so I put together this card using a sweet image from Bugaboo Stamps called "Ava Flower Patch".  She is colored in with my copics and cut out using my Spellbinder large Octagon & Octagon Scallop dies.  The flowers are also a Spellbinder die called Rose Creations and the paper is from Recollections - Mosaic Memories.  I had just finished the inside of my card and noticed that I had black ink on the corner of my image.  So, I added a couple more flowers in the upper left corner as a cover up.  The inside has a simple "Love You" sentiment with some small hearts.  The card has a lot going on, but I think my mom will like it.    

Would love to hear your thoughts on getting your MOJO going again.
Until next time...

Friday, April 5, 2013

Card for MFT Wednesday Stamp Club & Simon Says Stamp Challenge

Hope everyone had a terrific holiday and didn't eat to much chocolate.  We celebrated the holidays & a couple birthdays at my brother's house this year.  I didn't buy any chocolate, but of course we came back with a bag full.  For today's card I'm using the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club sketch.  For more info you can check out Splitcoast Stampers.  I haven't entered this challenge in quite a while and I wanted to use the Pure Innocence stamp "Birthday Girl".  Since it is a birthday card I am also entering in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week.  The theme is birthdays, since they are celebrating their 4th birthday.  They are giving away three prizes this week in celebration.  Top prize is $100 at the Simon Says Stamp store.  My fingers are crossed!!!  Here is the sketch.

 And my card...

I stamped the image and colored her with my copics.  I paper pieced the dress and fussy cut the image.  The papers were a freebie from one of the magazines I subscribe to.  The doily I found in the cake decorating section at Michael's along with the pearls.  The bow was made using the Die-namics Dainty Bows.  The balloon has a layer of Glossy Accents.  I didn't add a sentiment, since I wasn't quite sure how to make it work with the sketch. 
Thanks for looking...

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Dutch Dare Challenge #211 - Birthday Fun

Today's card is for the Dutch Dare Challenge #211 - Birthday Fun.  Our great sponsor this week is Doodle Pantry.  They have some really super sweet designs to work with, so check them out if you can.  For my card I am using the image and sentiment from "Birthday Birdie".  I wanted to make something bright and fun this time, so I decided to go with yellows and reds for my color scheme.  My image is colored with my copics and for sparkle I used a silver gel pen for the dots on his party hat and tassel.  I used my Marvy "Snow Marker" for the frosting to give it some dimension and Glossy Accents on the candle.  I then went back and added some Ice Stickles for some sparkle.  The rhinestones are from Michaels and the sentiment was cut using my Fishtail Die-namics.  The paper was Basic Grey "Shine On".

Hope you can join us this week for some Birthday Fun!