Saturday, August 31, 2013

Crystal Ball

I got a new stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, so I'm inking it up
to enter it in this weeks Kraftin' Kimmie Blog Challenge.
The challenge was to use embellishments.
 I tend to do clean and simple designs but it was fun to dress this one up a bit.
Here's a picture of how I started:
I colored her using the colors in the stripe paper ( love these bright colors against the black)
Then I wanted to use my circle nestabilities to cut her out, but I wanted the table skirt to be outside the circle.  There are lots of tutorials on this technique...but here are the key points:
1.  the die goes cutting edge down on the image.
2. lightly draw around the outside circle edge.
3. mark the inside circle edge beside the part of the image you want to hang outside the circle.
4. cut out the part of the image that hangs out...
cutting up just a little past the inside circle line
(see in the photo where the tip of the scissors are)
5.Put the die cutting edge down on the image
 and lift the part you cut out so that its over top the metal circle.
6. cut
I've done this wrong  a bunch of times, so often I'll cut it out before I send a lot of time coloring!!
till next time,

Monday, August 26, 2013

Road Trip

I'm delighted to be the guest designer for this week's
 Splitcoaststamper CAS Challenge, which is "Road Trip".

It's really funny that I would make a card about camping since I've never actually been camping. But if I were to take a road trip, I would think driving across this great country would be fun!.
.....campers ARE air conditioned aren't they?
I also did this one:
Right now a road trip sounds pretty good. But I guess I'd better finish painting
the white railing with all the 800 kibillion  fancy dowels!
till next time,

Monday, August 12, 2013

just Bee cause

Monday's CAS (clean & simple) challenge on Splitcoaststampers was to look through
 "hskelly's" gallery for inspiration.  The Monday -Try a New Technique Challenge was
a window card. This filled both requirements:
this is the inside:
Last week I did manage to get all 42 cards done for "Dare to Get Dirty"
over on splitcoaststampers.
The prize drawing took three days (lots of great prizes and they stretch it out...a lot!)
Just like last year I didn't win anything...Boo Hoo!
Here's the rest of the cards:

Whew!  More than you wanted to see, I'm sure...but, hey! I was on a roll!
I'd love to hear from you...make my day and leave a comment!
till next time,

Monday, August 5, 2013

MoJo Monday Sketch

Good morning!
You would think that after completing 42 cards for the Dare To Get Dirty 2013 challenge
over at SplitcoastStampers that I wouldn't want to make another card for awhile.
Well, you'd be wrong!

It was way more fun to make this card using the MOJO Monday Sketch for today, than it would have been to actually clean up some of the mess on my desk!
Here's the sketch:
and here's  my card:
Hope you all enjoy the little things!
till next time,


Friday, August 2, 2013


I love these colors!

 This is the card I made using them:
It also works for vdutchr's challenge on Dare To Get Dirty 2013.

Which reminds me, I've got lots more cards to get  done by Monday, so I'd better hop to it!

Here's the latest one's


Thanks for stopping by.
Till next time,