Tuesday, January 25, 2011

PKS Sketch Challenge 44 with a Twist

Create a card or layout based on the SKETCH provided
Use a monochromatic color scheme 
What exactly is monochromatic? Using tints and shades of the same color. (i.e. if you choose "red", you must use red, pink, light pink, medium pink, etc.) Black and white will also be allowed! C'mon, it will be fun and SUCH a challenge!
  • Design must be new
  • MUST follow sketch w/ TWIST to be eligible for prize
  • Link to Mr. Linky before February 7th
For my project I decided to make a birthday card. I think you can never have enough birthday cards. This card is 5 1/2 by 5 5 1/2.   Here is what I used.


- All card stock is from stampin' up. I believe I used the old kraft, close to cocoa, Chocolate chip, and creamy caramel.
- I inked  the edges with close to cocoa.
- Paper Trey ink  stamp set Birthday Basics.
-Peachy Keen Stamps  PK-135 Medium Bear Facial Features.
- Peachy Keen Stamps - PK-128 Medium Tear Bear and Bunny template.
- Market Street Stamps - MSS-BK-02 Bit of Burlap.
-Sakura Gelly Roll White.
- Diamond  glaze.
-  Glossy Accents.
- Mulberry paper. I get mine at  http://www.thebearyscrap.com
- Circut cartridges  Pooh and friends, and Create a Critter.
- Twine from The Twinery.
-Cuttlebug folder Polka Dots

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Throwback Thursday Everyday 1/21/11

Challenge is as follows:

*** Link your project up to Mr. Linky, then leave a comment!
*** Deadline for this challenge will be on Wed, February 2nd!
***Use either "Paper Doll Dress Up" OR "Everyday Paper Doll" cartridge for this challenge!
*** Project of your choice MUST include either heat or dry embossing on it!
***IF you do NOT have any of these cartridges, feel free to use any OLDER cart just make sure you have some kind of Embossing included on it!!;)
*** ONE project per person please!

For my  project I used  Everyday Paper Doll. I just love that dog. This is a shape card. I made him in my gypsy. He is about 5inches tall.I  inked up the dog with some  different browns. The heart is from doodle charm, which I dry embossed  with the cuttlebug folder Swiss dots. The sentiment  is from "You Had me at chocolate" from My creative time. You can't  tell but there is a wobble behind the dog's head. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Imagine Nation Monday Challenge

 So I decided to do Emma's Imagine Nation Monday Challenge. Now I don't have an imagine, but I need to start challenging myself with pattern paper. I'm kinda scared of mixing patterns and solids. I'm not so great at it. Anyways, for this challenge you are to make  that has the theme of  sweet/Valentine. I decided to do a treat box filled with hershey kisses. I finally used the tear bear I made like a month ago. Isn't he cute?
 Ok here is what I used:
- Circut cart Tags boxes and more, and Doodle charm.
- Tear bear is made from a pattern from  http://www.thebearyscrap.com/.
- Twine from the Twinery.
- Paper is Anna griffin.
- Stamp is from My Creative Time "You had me at chocolate." I got my stamps today. I love them!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

LFIF Challenge- Thank you cards

Create a thank-you card!
We're all winding down from the holidays, so let's make this challenge quick & simple and above all - USEFUL! Using a Peachy Keen Face stamp, create a thank you card for any occasion. I'm thinking a lot of us have a lot of holiday thank you's to create!
  • Design must be new
  • Project must include Peachy Keen Faces
  • Link to Mr. Linky before January 20th

This thank you card is for my coworker Charlie.  He got  new chargers for his phone and was nice enough to give me his old set. I  told him I didn't want them but he demanded I have a charger for my car and one for work. He doesn't want me getting stuck somewhere and my battery be dead. This is what I came up with
Lets see if I can remember what I used ( I know which PKS sets I used):
-PK-547- Cutie Pie Face Assortment.
.-PK-09 Cheesy Packer Fans.  ( boy did I get lucky on those numbers fitting).
- Cricut Carts: George (battery, made that myself), Paisley, and walk in my garden. Shoot I forgot I used  From my kitchen for the plug.
-Paper: well this is a mixture of companies. Martha Stewart, Basic Grey, and Stampin' up
- Cuttlebug folder seeing spots.
-Pop Dots.
-Glossy Accents.
- Diamond glaze.
-Ink from Stampin' up.

Thanks for stopping by!!!!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Jinger Adam's card Contest

Let me tell you that when I have a card idea in my head I do everything to make it come out. When I was making this card I ran into problem after problem, which all resulted from the window. I should really think things all the way through. Anyways this is a 5x5 easel card.I used Winter Lace, Don juan and Anna Griffin paper. I had to use my gypsy to make this card. I'm so happy I have one, because without it  I don't think I could have pulled this card off. LoL don't ask where I got the clear plastic. It was found on a train from the city. It's nice and thick too. Wish my mom found more!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Throwback Thursday Viewer's choice

For Emma's throwback challenge you can pick any old cart and use a heart.  For my card I used doodle charms, Ashyln's Alpha, and smiley cards( i know it's not old but it had an eye). The card is 5x7. I used mostly Anna Griffin paper. It didn't really come out like I hoped. 

PKS Challenge 43

 For this challenge you have to follow a sketch. When I first saw it I saw balloons.  This card is 5x5.

Items used:
-Circut cart George.
-Circut Cart Once upon a princess.
- Basic Grey pattern paper.
- Paper Try Ink Paper and Stamp.
- Stampin up paper.
- Twine from the Twinery.
-PKS face stamps Cutie Pie Faces and  Laugh Taffy.

Have a Great day!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Name Day Card

I first want to say Happy Birthday to my dad!!!! He is 61. He keeps saying it's the 9th and tomorrow is the 11th. It's also the 8 anniversary of me getting my license . Yes I purposely  scheduled it on my dad's birthday. I told everyone if I failed it was his fault. Lucky I passed.

Ok anyways onto my card. This card is 5x7 and was requested by my mom for my Babci. The word you see is in Polish. It means Name day. It's kinda like another birthday. The cut is from elegant cakes cart.

Monday, January 3, 2011

My Pink Stamper Desgin Call 2011

Miss Robin is having a Design Team call over at My Pink Stamper.  She will be selecting two people for her 2011 design team.To be considered you need to  submit a new project that follows the challenge. The challenge is to use Robin's favorite colors, which are Pink,Brown, and green. You  also need to use your favorite Cricut  cartridge. Easy Peasy right?  My favorite cartridge at the moment is Create a Critter. Everything on this card is from that cartridge.

 Supplies that are needed:
-Create A Critter.
- Gypsy. I had to use hide contour. You can use design studio also.
-Peachy Keen Stamps : Critter Faces Set A Small(Sun),  Set A medium(Worm),  Set A x-Large(Bird). If i had the large  I would have used that too =P).
- Sakura Gelly Roll: White and Black.
- Sakura Mircon 02 .
- Inkssentials Glossy accents.
- Card stock. I used my scraps. DCW, Stampin' up, and paper from Michaels.
- Markers. I used my Stampin' up ones.
-Corner rounder.
-Pop Dots
-ATG Gun or any type of adhesive.

Now for the Deminsons:
- This card is 5x7 inches.
- The layer is  4.75x6.75 inches.
- Bird (pg 65) is 3 inches.
- Worm (pg 65) is 2 inches.
-Tall grass (pg 44) is 1.45 inches.
- Long grass (pg 45) is 2.83 inches.
-Sun (page 52) is 1.75 inches.
- Clouds (pg 52) are 2.20, 2.75, 2 inches.


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Primsa Tips

 Happy New Year!!!!

Now onto the tips.These tips are in no particular order.

1. Test your colors with each other. See if the look good next to each other. I normally scribble them side by side and have the run into each other. Also  run the colorless blender over the color.  Sometimes when you add the colorless blender the color changes to something you didn't want.
2. Take your time.

3. DO NOT brush away any shavings that come off your pencil with your hand. Just blow them away.

4. Clean off the tip of the colorless pencil. I forget to do this a lot. You can find it in my snowman.

5. Keep a pretty sharp tip. Not super pointy.

6. Always start off light. You can always add color.

7. Now if you started off light you can erase. If you didn't well my only tip is to erase harder.  The color won't totally go away.

8.  Try to have good lighting. It helps you see the colors better.

9. Work on a flat surface. Make sure there is nothing under that paper. If you color to hard  it will show.

10. Print out a Prismacolor Pencil chart. Color in all the pencils you have and put it up on a wall as a visual aid. This will help you when you pick out colors to go with each other.  Chart

11. Have Fun and Experiment =)