Saturday, August 29, 2009

Busy Bee Bloggers and Mojo 101 Challenges

I finally got around to last week's first Busy Bee Bloggers challenge and decided to combine it with this week's Mojo 101 sketch. The Busy Bee blogger challenge was to do something 3D on your card. Easy peasy for me:)) I love to pop everything!! I also found some cute crystal candy corn stickers in my stash to add to my card too.
Here are the details:
All DP is Doodlebug Design Inc. The orange behind my image is SU's pumkin pie and the other orange is from Lasting Impressions. The boo punch is a new MS border punch. The image is Amuse and is double stamped and colored with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I cut out and popped the little spooks on dimensionals. The corner punches were done with my EK success punch. Finally, I added a little paper piercing around my image backgrounds, along the bottom of the border punch and in the upper left corner just for fun. It took me a while to figure out what paper to use for this, but when I saw the candy corn stickers, it sort of all came together. I'm happy with the results. Don't you just love that MS border punch??

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mojo 100

Mojo Monday on Tuesday! I'm on a roll! I wasn't exactly sure about this sketch until I sat down to do it and I must say, I am happy with how it turned out. I love frog stamps almost as much as those cute Mouse House stamps.
Here are the details:
That cute frog image is from a brand new Penny Black acrylic set that I just love. I stamped it twice, colored both with my prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I cut one image out with a nestie and then cut, embossed with clear ep and popped the other one over the original. I added some Blue Moon yellow seed beads to the flower center and popped that up separately. I also stamped, colored, embossed and cut and popped 3 dragonflies just for fun. The paper is all DCWV Citrus Stack except for the white and the SU Kiwi Kiss. The green backgrounds were cut out with nestie scallops. I used my CB dots embossing folder for the large scallop and the small white circle just for extra texture. That sentiment tag is from a clear acrylic set I have of unkown origin. I added a brad to that along with a dragonfly for extra embellishment. Finally, the blue polka dot ribbon came from Michael's. I think I will just put the word Birthday in the inside in great big letters. Hope this brings a smile to your face and a little cheer to your day:))

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sweet Sunday 31

Woohoo, Sweet Sunday on Monday! I've been waiting for a sketch that I could fit this stamp into and along comes Karen with the perfect one for me! Thanks Karen! This card is for my friends who are avid Packer fans and waited some 20+ years to finally get some season tickets a few years back. They have a family room in their basement dedicated to the Pack, so I know she's just going to love this card. Last year she told me that she uses my Xmas cards to decorate her tree every year. Now that is a card worthy friend!!
Here are the card details:
The Packer Paper is by Scrappin' Sports and the cardstock is SU's Handsome Hunter and Marigold. The sentiment is from a "Close to My Heart" acrylic set called "Christmas Scripts".
These guys do look like a bunch of snowflakes, dressed up in their green and gold:)) I stamped and colored them with my prismacolor pencils. Then I cut them with a nestie and stamped over the whole thing with versa mark and embossed with SU's irridescent ice powder to make it look snowy. I punched out some tiny snowflakes and added them to the nestie and the sentiment.
The green background piece is embossed with a CB folder and so is the yellow/gold piece. Hope you enjoy it, even it you aren't a Packer fan:))

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Mojo 99

Tada! Without further ado, my Mojo Monday 99 card! I've even got time to spare this week:))
My excuse...I was out having fun at the State Fair this week and NO, I did not sample the chocolate covered frozen bacon on a stick! But yes, I was all over the cheesecake on a stick, dipped in chocolate and rolled in nuts! My, my, that was tasty, as was the every wonderful, calorie laden fresh cream puff, Wisconsin's finest! Oh yes, and there were other yummy treats too, like the butter dipped roasted corn on the cob and the giant piece of barbequed pork on a stick and the frozen chai tea and the elk burger, oh my!! After all that we got to kick back and listen to a great concert with some oldies but goodies...The Spencer Davis Group, Gary Pucket and last but not least by any means, Davy Jones of the Monkeys. The weather cooperated with us with temps in the low 80's and a nice breeze off the lake to keep us comfy. All in all a funtastic day!
Back to my card details:
All the paper I used was from the DCWV "Citrus Stack". The birthday sentiment is from SU's "Sincere Salutations" set. I cut it out with a nestie and mounted it on dimensionals. I added punched corners and flowers for accents that were punched with my EK success punches. The flowers are also up on dimensionals and have pearl centers. I included a close-up so you could see how sparkly the paper is. I think I'll save this card for my mother-in-law's birthday in October.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sweet Sunday 30 there hope for me yet? It's only Monday and I already did my Sweet Sunday sketch challenge! I've been waiting for a sketch to come along that I could use these Judith stamps on. This one is nearly perfect for it. I did alter the bottom a little so I could fit in my sentiment.

Here are the card details:

The red paper is SU Real Red. The glitter paper is from "The Paper Company" and is called "White Glimmer". The shiny blue paper is some from my scrap pile. I stamped the snowman twice and the fence once, colored each with my prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I cut out and popped the nose and legs on dimensionals and mounted the snowman on the fence and then onto a nestie. I outlined the nestie with some red paper which I cut free hand. The nestie is popped on dimensionals on top of more glimmer paper that I embossed with my CB snowflakes embossing folder. I tied some irridescent thread to 3 tiny blue buttons and used them as accents on the bunny's arm and leggs. The snowflake was punched out of shiny blue paper with my new MS snowflake punch and then embellished with a rhinestone in the center. I added a small heart brad from my stash and then I added some glitter to his hat. Finally, I stamped my sentiment banner from "Recollections" with versa mark and then embossed it with real red EB powder and popped it up on dimensionals. I hope you can tell from the picture how sparkly this card is, if now, just click on the picture for a closer look. One more Xmas card done:))

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Mojo 98

My take on this week's Mojo Monday sketch. I decided to flip the sketch on it's side so it would better fit my birthday theme. I'm also giving you a peek at the inside of the card to tie the theme together for you.

I liked this sketch and may try making a Xmas card with it.

Here are the card details:

I triple stamped my Whipper Snapper worm image that is on the front of the card, colored each with prismacolor pencils and gamsol, cut the original out with a nestie, embossed the other two images, cut one and popped it over the original and then cut just the party hat on the other one and popped that over the second image. I added a seed bead to the party hat topper just for fun.

I backed my image on a scallop nestie and added some white dots with my Sakura pen. I added some texture to my Doodlebug DP with my bubbles CB embossing folder. I also used CB embossing folders for the green backing square and the top half of my blue cardstock. I then stamped the 5 and 0 candles that were from a clear acrylic set I own, colored them with my prismacolor pencils, embossed them with clear embossing powder and then cut them out and popped them on dimensionals. I added some ribbon from Michaels and a cute button that was in my stash, to which I tied some red twine. The sentiment was created with SU's Teeny Tiny Words and punched out with the new SU label punch. I doodled around the label and cut one edge to look like a banner.

On the inside, I used a nestie for the sentiment that I created on my computer. I stamped the cute worms from an Inky Antics acrylic stamp set, colored, embossed, cut out and popped them on dimensionals. I just drew in the dirt mound on the bottom and colored it. Finally, I used some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distressing ink around the edges of my sentiment and background paper and finished off with a bit of doodling around the background edges and the sentiment.

This card is for a friend who turns 50 at the end of this month. I know she will get a kick out of it. Hope you do too!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Mojo 97 Updated

Okay, so here is my finished Mojo Monday last. I really posted under the wire tonight and then went and added a few more things.
Here are the card details:
The chocolate brown paper is Bazzill, the DP is Paper Pizazz and the lighter brown embossed piece is from The Paper Company. My hope was to make the embossed piece look like a tile floor and the DP like wallpaper in a bathroom. I stamped my Stampabilities image twice and colored both with my prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I popped the second image over the first, colored the bubbles in the tub with my Souffle pen to give them some dimension. I cut out the image with a nestie and backed that with a scallop nestie. I added the pearls around the scallop to make it look a bit dreamy and also added 3 pearls for the floating bubbles above the tub. I created the sentiment on my computer and then doodled around the edge. I also put some small black dots around the brown sentiment backing paper and popped both the sentiment and backing with dimensionals. The corner was punched with an EK Success punch and then embossed with the "Textiles" CB folder. The flower embellishments are SU and those yummy center brads are from Creative Cafe. Finally, I used some crystal effects on the tub to make it nice and shiny. Now I just want to crawl in that tub myself:)) Hope you like it.