Monday, November 22, 2010

A Day Too Late

Have you ever heard the saying "a day too late and a dollar too short"? Well, I made this card for the wonderful Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central. As I was getting ready to upload the photo, I realized the deadline passed. Entries were due yesterday. The challenge was to be a card with black and yellow.

I had a lot of fun doing this and will watch my deadlines closer next time!:)LOL

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful week.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Deck the Halls

"Color Me Creative Classroom" is having another fun challenge. The inspiration comes from this great picture...

I decided to use some of the festive holiday colors for my card and used the and the christmas ornaments for inspiration for my card.

The edges of my layers look very "frazzeled" but then... Sophie the cat looks pretty "frazzeled" too. Guess it is time to change my cutting blade.

Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Winter Birthday Card for Someone Special

I have a special birthday celebration coming up this week for someone very special and wanted to make a card for the occassion. She loves, loves, loves birds!

Focal Image: GKD: "Winter Wings" Illustrator Asela Hopkins
Background Image: GKD "Winter Wonderland"
Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury "Black Onyx", "Little Boy Blue" and "Pure White"
Ink: Memento "Summer Sky" and "London Fog"
Background covered with ultra fine Silver Glitter Ritz
Copics: R20, 24, 27, 29, 89 and Black Multiliner

I hope you enjoyed this and thank you so much for stopping by!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

STV Color Spotlight Challenge 1

Hello friends. Stamp TV has some really wonderful entries in the Color Spotlight Challenge. This is my card I created with the new GKD "Winter Wonderland" stamp set. I hope you enjoy it.

I have a few days off and hope to be posting more cards soon so check back! Thank you for stopping by... company is ALWAYS a good thing!

Hugs, Marie

Monday, November 15, 2010

Magic Moments

The card I have for you today reminds me of the wonderful HOLIDAY season! I created this card for the Gina K Sketch Spotlight Challenge. Barbara won this challenge with an absolutely beautiful card. Stop by and see her beautiful creation at

Card Base: Gina K Pure Luxury "Black Onyx" 8 x 5.5 inches. Score at 4.25 inches.
Base Layer: 5.25 x 4 inches
Focal Image: GKD, "Very Merry Christmas" by Theresa Momber
Background Image: GKD "Tree Silhouettes"
Ink: Memento Ink "Summer Sk", "Paris Dusk", and "London Fog"
Copic Markers C3 for shadows and any color families of your choice for bow and swag.
I used a green blending family and blue.
Optional: Embossing pen and Micro Glitter - silver for stars.
White gelly roll pen for snow on trees

I cut my oval using Spellbinder's Petite Oval Large and sponged with Memento "Summer Sky" and "Paris Dusk". I used a masking technique to create my snowline. This is a technique I learned from watching Theresa Momber's wonderful tutorials! I have seen many books with this technique but Theresa's is "over the moon"!

I used Memento "London Fog" sponged the snowbanks using the masking technique.

I moved the sticky notes and continued to sponge the snowbanks.

I stamped the background image with GKD "Tree Silhouettes" with Memento "London Fog"

Used an embossing pen and Micro Glitter Ritz for stars.

I created tree shadows with a C3 Copic marker.

The small sentiment oval was cut with Spellbinders Petite OvalLarge (I used the smallesst. I then sponged around the Nestabilities die with "Summer Sky".

I shaded my bow with Copic markers in the blue and green families. I used reds for the berries.Copics: B32, B32 BV31, R35, $32, G7, G24, G28, G20, E74,C3

I embossed the base layer of Little Boy Blue with the Cuttlebug "D'Vine Swirls" folder and assembled the layers. I popped the focal image with "Pop Dots".
I hope your enjoyed this card. I really enjoyed creating it. YOu know how I love to participate in challenges!

Thank you for taking the time to visit my site!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hello Friends

This is a card for those moments you want to just say "hello" to a special friend and to let them know you care.

Image: "Winter Bouquet" Flourishes/Illustrator: Marcella Howley
Paper: Gina K: Pure Luxury Pure White, Black Onyx, and a Bazzill lavender smoothie
Sentiment: "Buds and Vases" by GKD Inc/Illustrator: Melanie Muenchinger
Nestabilities: "Petite Oval Large" I used the smallest
Memento Ink: "Lulu Lavender" and "Grape Jelly"
Copics:BV00, BV02, BV04, BV06, G20, G22, G24, G27, G28, R20, $22, R24, R27, E18, E17

Thank you for taking the time to look at my site today. Please feel free to leave a comment. A big "thank you" those who signed to follow my site. Remember when you first started your site and you would rushed to the computer to see if anyone new signed up? Oh ya! Thank you so much :)


Friday, November 5, 2010

Ocean Fun!

I have a few days off and drove to the beach to spend a few days at Sycamore Springs - a wonderful spa resort. I just love mineral springs. I will spend some time this afternoon on the beach and enjoying the Pacific Coast!

Just a note - I won the Gina K challenge. "Winter Wings" was the featured card! I won a free stamp set... always a fantastic win!!

This is a card I created using the Cricut Expression die cut machine. I have a soft place in my heart for owls. The base card was created using a "gate fold".

The flower image is a stamp from "Flourishes". I absolutely love the flower and ordered it after seeing the beautiful work Theresa Momber created with this flower. To be honest, I have difficulty getting a good crisp image with the stamp. I have one with a peacock and one with a basket of flowers from Flourishes and have been unable to get an image I find acceptable. I have large parts of the image that doesn't stamp. I have tried different surfaces and checked for air spots but still have problems. The flower seems to work the best.

I will be returning home late Saturday. I look forward to making more cards. My mind is busy thinking about possibilities... but I am still having withdrawals. All you die-hard crafters know what I am talking about. Thank you for stopping by and looking at my site. Please feel free to leave a comment!