Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Mojo 93 Sketch

Here is Mojo Monday 93 card. I used the turtle stamp from Stamps by Judith that I got in the Great American scrapbook convention in Arlington, TX. I colored it with Copics. The dew drops were clear dew drops that I colored green using the Alcohol Inks (I used the lettuce color). Sentiment is from Memory Box.

Here is the Mojo Sketch,

Stamp - Turtle Stamp by Stamps by Judith, Sentiment by Memory Box
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Paper - PTI Kraft CS, Generic Green, Making Memories DP and 7 Gypsies DP
Other - Nestabilities, Dew Drops, Generic Ribbon

Thursday, June 25, 2009

PTI June 2009 Blog Hop

2nd post of the day. Please scroll down to see the first.

It's time again for the PTI Blog Hop. This time's challenge was to get inspired by the Lazy days of summer. I had gotten the Magazine called Experience from Lifetime Fitness club just yesteday and it was so bright and cheerful for the summer. There was this lady holding basketful of apples and I just had to use the Vintage Picnic set to create my card...

Here is my card,

I used E57 and E59 for the basket. YG03 and G24 for the apples and G28 for the leaves. The Copic tutorial for these baskets and fruits as shown by Nichole during June release was very helpful. Here is a link for it.

Here is the Magazine that inspired this card,

Stamp - PTI Vintage Picnic, PTI Vintage Picnic Sentiments
Ink - Memento Black, PTI Chai Ink cube and Copics
Paper - PTI Bitty Boxes DP, PTI Kraft and New Leaf CS, GKD Pure Luxury White
Other - PTI New Leaf Vintage Buttons, PTI Rustic Twine, SU Scalloped Border Punch

Copic Challenge 6 and TECC sketch 73

I was very excited to find the Copic blog where they are posting copic related challenges. I have fallen in love with Copics and it is so much fun to participate in these challenges. You can see the link for Copic challenges on my right nav bar.

Copic Challenge #6 was Copic marker coloring techniques for Wood. I searched my stamp sets and found two stamp sets which I could use with this challenge. Boards and Beams by PTI which has the house and I can kind of treat it like a wood cabin... and also Time For you by PTI which has the wooden bench. So I decided to do two cards :)

This first card is using PTI's Board and Beam stamp set. I colored the main slats of the house using browns and tried to get in the weathered look, it has not come out that great, but for my first try..I kind of liked it.

Here are the copics I used for this card,

I used the W5 for the shingles and then used the colorless blender to kind of lighten it. I used the w3 for the door and Y11 for the windows -- in retrospect it feels too bright, I might have used some other color. The browns were used on the slats and Y28 was used for the posts and window slats.

For the second card, I used the TECC 73 sketch and colored the wooden bench....

Here are the Copics I used for this card,

Here is the TECC 73 sketch,

Stamp - PTI Board and Beams, SU Time For You
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Paper - AC Dark Brown CS, GKD Pure Luxury White, PTI Kraft CS, SU Tangergine Tango, My Minds Eye Polka Dot DP, PTI Bitty Boxes DP
Other - Nestabilities Tags Trio, Marvy Scalloped Square Punches, EK Success Border Punch

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #10

Dawn has published the latest Raspberry Suite color challenge..The colors are Berry Sorbet, Melon Berry, Dark Chocolate and Vintage Cream. I CASE'd one of Dawn's cards that she had done for the June release. You can see her card here

Here is my card,

I stamped the smaller flower image from Friends 'Till End using berry sorbet ink on berry sorbet CS. Added a scalloped border using Vintage Cream and finished it up with Melon Berry Ribbon and Sentiment on Melon Berry card stock. I used Dark Chocolate as the base of the card. Berry sorbet and Melon Berry, both of them go very well with the Dark Chocolate CS.

Here is the Color Challenge,

Stamp - PTI Friends 'Till the End
Paper - PTI Dark Chocolate, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet and Vintage Cream CS
Ink - PTI Berry Sorbet, PTI Dark Chocolate
Other - EK Success Border Punch, PTI Melon Berry Ribbon, SU Word Window Punch

Mojo 92 Sketch

Mojo 92 Sketch was fun to work with. I used the VERVE Stamp called Miracle Blooms with this challenge.

Here is my card,

Here is the sketch,

Stamp - VERVE Miracle Blooms
Paper - PTI Vintage Cream CS, Generic Red CS, SU Bella Rose DP
Ink - PTI Avacado, PTI Scarlet Jewel, PTI Hibiscus Burst, Memento Black
Other - PTI Scarlet Jewel button, SU Scallop Square punch, Nestabilities

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sketch 25 for 52 Sketches 52 Weeks

Here is my take on Sketch 25 for 52 Sketches 52 weeks. You can find a link for them in the right nav bar.

I cut out the Flourishes using the Home decor cartridge and Cricut.

Stamp Set - N/A
Paper - Making Memories Chelsea's Place Collection, Coredination Card stock, SU Grey CS
Ink - N/A
Other - Thickers, Cricut Home decor cartridge for the flourishes, Generic Flower

Gina K Designs Challenges for the week - 6/15 - 6/19

I wanted to share the cards/projects that I created for the Gina K Designs challenges for the week of 6/8 - 6/12. Every day of each week they have a challenge posted on StampTV.

Monday 6/15 Color Challenge STVCC17 - The colors were inspired by a Vera Bradley Bag. Here is my card for it. The colors were kind of blue, green and brown mixed.

Tuesday 6/16 Scrapbook Challenge STVSCR17 - It was a sketch challenge this time. Here is the link to the sketch and here is my page,

Wednesday 6/17 Technique Challenge STVTC18 - was embossing only with nestabilities. I used the labels die. Here is the video for Gina's Tutorial.

Thursday 6/18 Sketch Challenge STVSC17 - Here is the link to the Sketch.

Friday 6/19 Potluck Challenge STVPF18 - The challenge was using the Ice Cream flavor Mint Chocolate Chip.

Stamp - Gina K Desigs - Take A Flight, Eclectic Summer, Friendship's Garden
Paper - PTI Rustic Cream, GKD White, Bazzil DP, American Crafts La Carte Collection DP, Bazzil Polka Dot CS, PTI Raspberry Fizz CS
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - PTI Dark Chocolate Ribon, Cuttlebug Dry Embossing, GemStones, Dew Drops, SU Word Window Punch

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Updated - SSS - Birds and Butterflies Challenge!!!

It is time for a new challenge on Scrap and Stamp. This time the challenge is to create a layout about outdoors and nature. Here is a link to their challenge.

UPDATED - The challenge was also to use stamps in your layout..which I guess is always included..since I had not stamped on my previous layout and I did not feel it was fair to be included in the challenge if I did not use the stamps, I created another layout of our berry picking trip (with stamping this time). I used the Fruitful and Heartfelt Stamp sets from PTI. Even though the fruit was a grape I think, I kind of used it like a black berry :)

Here is my layout,

So, I created this two page layout of my parents trip to Elizabeth Park in Hartford, Connecticut. It was just gorgeous with Roses Blooming......

Page 1,

Page 2,

Stamp - N/A
Ink - N/A
Paper - 7 Gypsies
Other - Misc Jewelled Brads

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 91

Second post of the day..scroll down to see the first one. Here is my card for the Mojo Monday Week 91. The sketch was for an odd sized card...now a days for some reason or the other I have been doing odd sized cards.

Here is the Mojo Sketch,

Stamp - Gina K Designs Eclectic Summer Stamp set
Paper - PTI CS, Generic DP
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - Generic Ribbon, Generic Chipboard Heart

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #9

Dawn has published the latest Raspberry Suite color challenge..The colors are New Leaf, Black and Cream. I kept the card simple. I want to learn some new ways to embellish with ribbon bows..this is quite primitive that I have used in this card.

Here is the color challenge,

Stamp - PTI Scattered Showers
Paper - PTI New Leaf, True Black and Vintage Cream CS
Ink - PTI New Leaf and PTI True Black Palette Ink
Other - PTI True Black Buttons, True black Ribbon

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Gina K Designs Challenges for the week - 6/8 - 6/12

I wanted to share the cards/projects that I created for the Gina K Designs challenges for the week of 6/8 - 6/12. Every day of each week they have a challenge posted on StampTV.

Monday 6/8 Color Challenge STVCC16 - The challenge was to use the colors Red, Chocolate and White. For this, I created a thank you card using the GKD My Cuppa' Joe stamp set.

Tuesday 6/9 Scrapbook Challenge STVSCR16 - The challenge was to use a photo of ourselves and use a quote instead of journaling. Here is my take on the challenge,

I used the Eclectic Summer Stamp set for this and the sentiment is from Friendship Garden set.

Wednesday 6/10 Technique Challenge STVTC17 - The challenge was to create a Polished Stone background and you can see Gina's tutorial for this technique here

Thursday 6/11 Sketch Challenge STVSC16 - The challenge this week was to create a circular card and here is my take on this.

Friday 6/12 Pot Luck Challenge STVPF17 - The challenge this time was to create cover for a small tablet or any size Post-It Note pad. Here is my take on it.

Stamp - Gina K Designs - My Cuppa Joe, Eclectic Summer StampTV Set, Take Flight,

PTI 2009 Swap - Round 3

PTI Swap round 3 for this year includes backgrounds and full cards. I had signed up for two spots in backgrounds and one spot in cards.

Here is my card for the swap. Inspired by the background swap, I used the Basic Backgrounds Retro to create a background for my swap card and used the bird houses from Bird wathing set. I colored the bird houses with copics and cut them out with Nestabilities Label 1 dies. Kept the card simple. I used the Vintage Cream CS from PTI and I just love how the colored image looks on this CS.

Here is my card,

Also wanted to share the two cards that I did with the backgrounds that I created for this swap.

Card using the Birthday background,

Card using the Damask Designs Background,

Stamp - PTI Bird Watching, PTI Background Basics Retro, PTI Guidelines 2, PTI Mixed Messages, PTI Damask Designs, Stubbies from Stamps by Judith
Paper - PTI Guidelines CS, PTI Kraft, PTI Stampers White, PTI Melon Berry CS, PTI Vintage Cream CS
Ink - PTI Dark Chocolate, PTI Melon Berry, PTI Raspberry Fizz
Other - Nestabilities Label 1 Dies,

Friday, June 12, 2009

Summer Sketch Challenge from Scrap and Stamp

My Friend Chris is on the Design Team for Scrap and Stamp and they had posted their first Summer Sketch Challenge and here is my take on it. The Challenge was to use their sketch and use two different stamps. I used the Gina K Designs - Lazy days of summer set - and stamped the stars and the text. I used the stubbies from Stamps by Judith and using the Fresh Snow ink from PTI, I stamped the star kind of image on the scalloped border.

I also used the Journaling circles from Autumn Leaves Clear Stamp set to write my journaling. I am quite happy how this layout turned out. I think I will do a few more layouts with this sketch..

Here is the sketch from Scrap and Stamp,

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Mojo Monday 90

The sketch for this week is pretty interesting and I liked it a lot. Here is my card for that challenge,

Here is the sketch,

Stamp Set - Gina K Designs - My Cuppa' Joe
Paper - PTI Stampers White, PTI DP, PTI Kraft CS
Ink - Memento Brown
Other - SU Circle and Scallop Punches, PTI Vintage Dark Chocolate Buttons

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #8

Dawn has posted the latest Raspberry Suite Color Challenge and Yummy colors too. Here is my card for that challenge. Kept it Simple.

I stamped the smaller of the Damask Designs in Dark Chocolate on the Rasp Fizz CS and used it as background. The bigger Damask image stamped in Rasp Fizz Ink on the New Vintage Cream CS and cut out with Labels 1 Nestabilities Die made the central image and the Sentiment was stamped on Kraft CS and matted on Dark Chocolate CS.

Here is the Challenge,

Stamp - PTI Damask Designs
Paper - PTI Raspberry Fizz, Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Kraft CS
Ink - PTI Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Fizz Ink
Other - SU Oval Punchs, Label 1 Nestabilities Die

Mojo Monday 89, GKD Challenge and Catalog Inspiration

It seldom happens that I get to combine multiple challenges in one card, but this time it just happened that way. I combined Mojo Monday Sketch with the challenge from GKD forum which was to create a Red and Blue colored card without a patriotic theme. And the latest catalog from Pottery Barn was also showcasing red and blue colors so it all came together pretty well.

I stamped the Kite image from GKD Stamps in PTI vintage cream and added some glitter on top, but somehow it does not stand out as much as I expected...Maybe it would have looked better paper pierced...but oh well, next time.

Here is my card,

Here is the Mojo Monday Sketch and the Catalog,

Stamp - Gina K Designs - Stamp TV Eclectic Summer Set
Paper - GKD Pure Luxury Navy and Red, PTI Kraft and White, American Crafts DP
Ink - PTI Pure Poppy and Vintage Cream
Other - Offray Red Ribbon, Stardust Glitter Pen, Stickles