Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Delightful Designed 2 Delight Challenge

I'm on a roll with my entries in the weekly challenge at Delightful Inspirations. This week's challenge uses more fall colors and the image that was emailed to all the previous week's challenge participants:


My favorite thing about this card is the background paper and you can't see it all that well in this photo, but here's a bit of a close up that hopefully shows it a bit better:


I stamped leaves in various shades of red and gold and then spritzed the whole thing with gold smooch spritz. It's really very sparkly!

The card base is Cajun Craize (SU) and the leaf-stamped layer is Pumpkin Pie (SU). The sentiment is also from Designed 2 Delight and the image was colored using Copics.

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Dresser Card - finally!

I do not know if this will be helpful to those of you who asked for some directions, but here are some illustrations showing how I did it (if you click on the pictures they will open as larger images):



And here is the end product:


I ended up onlyl putting on three drawers, but you can do whatever you want. I used a label punch for the drawers (Modern Label from SU) and another punch to make the "feet" (Curly Label form SU). Card base is Pretty in Pink as is the ribbon (both from SU). The onsie, sentiment and duck are from Deedee's digis.

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Things are very blue over at Phindy's Place

This week's challenge at Phindy's Friday Challenge Blog is to create a blue Christmas card. Well I'm getting started making cards for Christmas so I thought why not use one of Phindy's fun images and make a blue one! Here's my entry:


Card base is Not Quite Navy and the dsp is from Memory Box. I layered the image (isn't he just adorable?) on Baja Breeze (just for you Sabrina!) and added some sparkly ribbon from my ribbon stash. I think it is about 3 years old so it was about time it saw some use! The sentiment was computer generated and will probably show up in a Christmas set - with a few embellishments of course!

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday Challenges

Well, it's Monday. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I know that I did. The weather was spectacular and will be again today and they are calling for snow by tomorrow night. Sunshine and near 80 today and 3-7 inches of snow and in the 30's by Wednesday - you gotta love Colorado weather!

I have two cards to share today. The first is for this week's challenge at Kaboodle Doodles - Halloween! My grandchildren love this holiday and I love seeing them all excited and dressed up in their costumes. Our sponsor this week is Just Some Lines and I used a super cute image from them for my card today.


Card base is Rich Razzleberry (SU) with a layer of black and a spider web embossed layer of Going Gray (another wonderful but retired color from SU). I used some Peach Parfait ribbon and a layer of Peach Parfait (SU) under the image which was colored with Copics. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU) - a truly essential set to have for any and all occasions.

My second card is for this week's challenge at Heart Song Inspirations - No Sentiment and/or Harvest Theme. I used one of my all time favorite fall images by Leah - I love that little bird!


Card base is Old Olive and the image is mounted on Pumpkin Pie (both SU). I embossed the leaf strip from Borderlines (SU) and added some Marina Mist ribbon (SU).

I will have that promised tutorial for the dresser card tomorrow so be sure to stop back and let me know if it is helpful.

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

It's Halloween over at Sentimental Sundays

Our challenge this week at Sentimental Sundays is to make a Halloween project. Our sponsor is Whimsie Doodles and the winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to use in the Whimsie Doodles store. Here's my card using one of their fun Halloween images and one of the freebie sentiments that you can pick up if you pay us a visit!


Card base is Creamy Caramel (unfortunately retired by SU) with a layer of Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip which has been embossed with some spiderwebs I found in the $1 bin at Mikes! Sentiment is layered on Creamy Caramel and I added some fun bling from my friend Judy at Pizzazz Aplenty. If you have not visited her store - you really need too! This card is much more fun IRL and I think it might have to get mailed to someone special!

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Meljen's Challenge #81

There's a fun fall challenge going on over on Meljen's Designs challenge blog - since fall is in the air they are asking for projects using red and gold. I love the rich, vibrant colors of fall and have had lots of fun so far coloring fall cards. Here's my entry into this week's challenge over at Meljen's Designs:


I've been dipping into my paper stash and finding lots of rich fall tones and I think that this paper came from a kit from Memory Box. The image is one of the new ones from Meljen's Designs and was great fun to color. Card base is Cajun Craze and the image and sentiments are mounted on Peach Parfait. Lace is from SU and I picked these fun brads up at Rocky Mountain Memories in Estes Park on our field trip up there this summer (thank's Cheryl)

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Tiddly Inks Grand Idea

The folks at Tiddly Inks have a challenge up this week to use fall colors. They are also looking for projects to use on their front page. The winner gets 3 images of their choice. I couldn't resist this one as I love Tiddly Inks images and don't use them nearly often enough. Here's my entry:


I combined two images to create a little scene and colored it with my copics in some fall colors. I love the dp on this card and really wish I knew what it was. I got it in a big stack of 6x6 papers that had been cut down from 12x12 and I got a piece with no identifying marks on it. Gorgeous though and I thought it was perfect for this card.

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Challenge Card

You all know how much I like getting free digis - so here's another card for this week's challenge over at Delightful Inspiration:



I am also submitting the card in this week's challenges at Tuesday Throwdown and Sweet n' Sassy which is to make a shaped card.

I'm almost done with my little tutorial on how to make this dresser card. Hopefully you'll see it here tomorrow!

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Kaboodle Doodles and Heart Song Inspirations

Happy Monday! Today's challenge at Kaboodle Doodles is sponsored by Heart Song Designs so I got to use Leah's wonderful images on both challenge cards today! Here they are:


I am also submitting this card for the following challenges:
Flutterby Wednesdays #175




I love working with Leah's images. The KD card uses a gorgeous set called Butterfly Duet and the HSI card uses one called Pansy Frame. If you have not yet explored her store, you really should stop by and see all the beautiful images she has to offer.

I had a request for more information on how to make the dresser card and I hope to have some illustrations and instructions for that and also for the 3x3 box from a couple of weeks ago very soon. Maybe the Monday Night Stampers can give me a hand in putting these together for you.

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

It's a Sentimental Sunday ...

... and I'm actually posting on Sunday! This week our challenge is to make a project using a fancy fold. I saw this dresser card created by Frances Byrne (StampOwl's Studio) and immediately fell in love! Then when I was checking out my Workshop WOW video from SU I saw that there was an entry on there for a dresser card and so I got to watch first hand how they are made. I have to make a couple cards to welcomes some wonderful new lives into the world and so off I went. Here's my first one:


The card base and the drawers are Bashful Blue sponged with Bashful Blue. The knobs are 1/2 pearls from SU. The onsie, sentiment and the toys are from Deedee's Digis (you need to check out Deedee's newest creations over on Clear Dollar Stamps) - so glad to see you back Deedee!

I created some Breast Cancer Awareness sentiments for this week's freebie over on Sentimental Sundays so be sure to stop by and pick those up. I'd love to see what you do with them if you decide to use them so leave me a comment with a link so I can take a look.

I'll have some cards for tomorrow's Kaboodle Doodles and Heart Song Inspirations challenges to share with you tomorrow so be sure to stop back.

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Designed 2 Delight Challenge Card

Well I managed to make a card for this week's challenge at Designed 2 Delight. I love getting free digis - and as long as I don't get too distracted and forget I can easily get one of these done. The images are always so wonderful to work with. This week the image deals with breast cancer awareness:


Sunday will bring a new challenge at Sentimental Sundays and some new freebie sentiments from me there as well. I'm working on designing my projects for November's stamp camps and have been having lots of fun making Christmas cards. But fall is one of my favorite times of the year so I have also been making some fall cards. Here's one using another D2D image:


I will share some of my stamp camp project ideas with you soon and maybe you can give me your feedback.

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Challenge Cards

Well I managed to get cards done for all three of my challenge blogs this weekend! Here they are:

Sentimental Sundays
Link

I used one of my new freebie sentiments available on Sentimental Sundays. Remember to stop by and grab those. The image is from Meljen's Designs and the dsp, ribbon and cardstock are from SU.

Heart Song Inspirations

The image on this card is a new one from Heart Song Designs. I encourage you to go and check out all the wonderful new images that Leah is creating. This lovely sunflower image comes with several wonderful sentiments too!

Kaboodle Doodles

The image on this card is also from the talented Melissa Jenkin's of Meljen's Designs. Her images are always so much fun to work with. I cut out the layers using Nestabilities and added some wonderful shimmery half pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty.

Please stop by these blogs and check out all the wonderful creations from the Design Teams. Play along - you can do it - it's lots of FUN!

I also wanted to share the final version of Saturday's stamp camp card:


Today is my sister's birthday and I want to send out a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Marcia. I don't think she reads my blog, but I thought I'd acknowledge her big day anyway. She's still not as old as me, but ....

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

SCN Project - First Draft

Well here's my first try at this week's SCN (Stamp Camp North) project:



I'm not happy with it and I think I'm going to go back to the drawing table. It needs more bling, more zip somehow. I'll be back tomorrow with the revised version and you all can let me know what you think.

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Designed 2 Delight Challenge

As often as I can I try to participate in the Designed 2 Delight weekly challenges - hey who doesn't like to earn some free images? Here's my card for this week using their cute Patches the Ghost image:



I also have been working on the challenge freebies for Sentimental Sundays this week. Here's a sneak peek:



I'll have a pix of this Saturday's Stamp Camp North card to share with you tomorrow. Remember, if you live in the Westminster, CO area and want to attend this camp, please shoot me an email and I will get the information to you. This is a chance to get a head start on your holiday cards! 10 fantastic projects for $25 along with great door prizes and yummy treats to eat.

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Monday, October 3, 2011

I need your vote!

Hey everyone - I'm featured over on Glitterbabe's blog in her Showcase Saturday with my pumpkin in a frame card! Can you pop over and vote for me? Here's the card:


Bling on this card is from Pizzazz Aplenty and Judy has some truly awesome items for sale there. You should definitely stop by and take a peek and grab some for yourself!

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Challenge Time!

Well today is new challenge day at both Kaboodle Doodles and Heart Song Inspirations. Here's my contributions:






There's some wonderful cards by the design teams and I encourage you to visit and maybe even play along! It was also my first time designing the digi freebie at Sentimental Sundays yesterday. Be sure to stop by and pick it up and play along in our challenge!

Tonight is Monday Night Stamping and I will have two guests coming to play. I'll try to remember to take pictures of their creations to share with you. This week is our downline meeting, so I will have some swap and make & take projects to share as well as my project for this weekend's North Area Stamp Camp. If you live in the Westminster, CO area and are interested in attending this camp, just let me know and I will get some information sent out to you.

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.