Tuesday, May 10, 2011

JustRite Friday Challenge #054

     It's been a while since I've posted, but JustRite Stampers' current challenge was too tempting.  The prize sounds wonderful, and the sketch looks like a fun challenge, especially for someone that never makes square cards!  It also gave me a chance to try out a technique I just learned, cut and fold.  I love double-sided paper, but always hate to use it on cards, because that usually means gluing down one beautiful side With this technique you can see both sides!  Love it!  So I had some fun on this one.  Hope you like it!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

CIC22, Final Take, #3

     Among other things, my son is a commercial fisherman.  He just bought his own boat and will spend most of the summer in Alaska hauling in lots of salmon, Lord willing!  My son understands that the Great Physician, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords is also the Master Fisherman.  I made this card with those thoughts in mind. 
The net was recycled from a little bag of candy.  The cool stamps are from Clear Dollar Stamps.  First you stamp these fun circles, then you can add pieces and parts to make fish, pineapples and trees.  Cute!  And I don't have to color anything in.  I haven't got that down well at all.  The sentiment is from a different set but also from CDS.  Just had to put them together!  Love it! 


CIC22, Take Two

I've really enjoyed this stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps.  The wavy sentiments can be trails from the included bee or butterfly, which I used here, or stems for flowers that are part of the set.  Really cute!  I got the Cuttlebug Daisy Quilling set in the mail last week.  That's fun, too!  Here I used a vellum for my focal point.  I can see a lot of scrap paper being cut into quilling strips and made into flowers!  This was my second attempt at the daisy and I liked it enough to put it on a card.  Tada!  Take Two!

Clearly Inspired Challenge #22

     Okay, where did February go?  I know it's a short month, but I think this year it only last a couple of weeks!   Either that, or I'm getting old and that makes time go faster!  It's true, I know.  Ugh!     When I suddenly realized it was March 1, and granddaughter Sequoia is officially 14 months old, I also realized I need to get my entries posted for the Clearly Inspired Challenge.  This month it's a sketch challenge.  I never know how far I can stray from the sketch so I don't!  Here's take one:
I saw a dingbat font that had a smiley little crab similar to this.  That gave me the idea.  I used punches for all but 6 little legs.  The shells in front I made from a small scalloped circle which I cut and scored.
He makes me smile.  Hope you are smiling, too!

Monday, February 14, 2011

JustRite Friday Challenge #048, Take Two

     After seeing a "plethora" (love that word!) of pinwheels in blog-world this week, I decided that might work on my challenge card.  The dimensions I found on an SU site were much too big, but the first two punches I pulled off my shelf fit perfectly for a tiny pinwheel (Blue Marvy square and a Fiskars small squeeze punch).  So I made a second card with a pinwheel rather than a flower embellishment and added some ribbon woven through the Spellbinders die. 
     These cards are an example of how I have actually grown as a crafter.  There was no way I could mix prints or not be symmetrical long after I began pasting up cards.  Buying paper in pads with coordinating prints put together somehow gave me permission.  There's hope for me yet!  I still need to learn to color in the lines!

JustRite Friday Challenge #048

     Well, this one drove me crazy.  I can't tell you how many different rectangles I stamped and cut and embossed before I was finally happy with that part.  It also took several flowers, cut and inked, before I decided to use this one.  I say it drove me crazy, but in a good way.  :o)  How can it be anything but fun when one is playing with one's toys:  Big Shot, Spellbinders, JustRite Stamps, paper, cardstock, ink and glue?  It's a lot like baking.  I make a big mess, but do so enjoy getting acceptable results!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Clearly Inspired Challenge #21--Take 2

I have so enjoyed using the digital stamps Clear Dollar Stamps made to Help Katie.  Using them reminds me to pray for Katie and her family.  So. . .here is take 2, using a sentiment from CDS.  I ususally make several similar cards once I decide on a plan.  In case my lay-out looks a little weird, this is the outside of one card, next to the inside of another. 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Clearly Inspired Challenge #21 (CIC21)

    I have had an idea for a bubble gum machine in my head for a while, mainly, because I wanted to recycle some little plastic doohickies that my very expensive medicine came in.  If it cost that much the containers must be too valuable to just throw away!!  So this digital stamp from Clear Dollar Stamps couldn't have come at a better time!  I used the plastic from my containers for the machine's globe and the stamp for the rest.  I filled it with punched out hearts.  Personally, I love it, but I still have a hundred or so containers, so I'll have to come up with another project!
     I am also loving these dies from Clear Dollar Stamps.  I find they are the perfect size for so many sentiments I want to add.  The sentiment on this card is also from CDS, part of the Help for Katie set.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

JustRite Friday Challenge 046: Technique - Scoring!

How could I pass this one by?  I can't craft without my Scor-Pal!  My project here was for a reception for my daughter and new son-in-law.  Because of health issues, I was unable to attend their wedding in Las Vegas.  We had a small family reception this past weekend.  Of course, my JustRite fonts were a great tool, too!  I stamped, then embossed the bride's and groom's names before cutting the tags with a Spellbinders die.
I love that I can make boxes of any size so simply with a Scor-Pal.  My kids got me a mini cupcake maker for Christmas so I had to make a prototype for that size, too!