Monday, August 29, 2011

Little birdies and a Yellow flower

First off, I wanted to share the card I created to go with one of the Sketch challenges at Moxie Fab
 I love to use sketches, so I am usually up for a challenge.  This challenge at Moxie Fab goes along with Card Ideas Week. 
 I pulled out this very "sunny" piece of patterned paper by Little Yellow Bicycle.  The sketch has the three banner looking pieces on it so I used one of my Kreaxions punches and made little decorative banners. 
 The reverse pattern on this particular piece of paper has these cute little quails all over it so I just cut out a strip of them to march across my card. 
 I also want to share my Card Positioning Systems card for this week.  Our sponsor is Clearsnap and I used Smooch Spritz.  I love spray colors so this is a product that I really like. 
 To get my pattern, I used a stencil by Layers of Color.  You can see that the spray color has a silver/metallic look to it.  I also cut a flower with a My Favorite Things die from white cardstock and sprayed it so that it is a great, metallic golden yellow.  I love how completely this spray colored my cardstock.
And for a few photos...
 I used the Hipstamatic app on my phone for these.  My grandson loves playing in this swing and so as I pushed the swing, I had my phone in my hand to snap these.  If you recall from my last post, this app is meant to give old fashioned looking photos. 

Thank you for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

THANKS BUNCHES card

Materials list:
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Little Yellow Bicycle
Kreaxions 4-in-1 punch
Ribbon – May Arts
Rub-on sentiment – EAD Designs/Paper Smooches
Self adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.
Machine Sewing

SKETCH 233 – THANK YOU card

Materials:
Spray Inks courtesy of Clearsnap – Ice Rink and Candle Glow/Smooch Spritz
Flower Die Cut – My Favorite Things
Cardstock – Core’dinations
X-Press Blending Card – Copic Markers
Patterned paper – Die Cuts with a View
Pattern Stencil – Layers of Color
Rub-on sentiment – EAD Designs/Paper Smooches
Corner rounder punch – Fiskars
Brad

Friday, August 26, 2011

Coffee and Clouds

I need to share my Card Positioning Systems card for this last week.
 The Stamps of Life was our sponsor for this week and I picked this really cool coffee set of stamps to play with.  The set comes with this large coffee cup and then a variety of stamps to use on the front of the cup and other extra words. 
 My main coloring was done with Copic markers and then I used a stamp from a "tree" set to repeatedly stamp in the cream colored areas to stamp a texture.  The doily shapes are cut with my Cricut using the Storybook cartridge.

And, I need to share some fun stuff...
I have been playing with a new app on my phone - the Hipstamatic camera.  This app is an old fashioned kind of camera. It comes with a variety of lens and films, these can be mixed and matched and you can also buy more lens and films.  I have had so much fun playing around with what my favorite lens and films are. 
This camera also works in that you are taking the photo with this camera. Some other camera apps work that you can use any photo you take and alter it.
 This photo was taken with the Lucifer VI Lens and the Kodot XGrizzled film. 
This photo was taken with the Jimmy lens and the Kodot XGrizzled film. 
I have tried many combinations and I am learning what my favorite are. I will be sharing more photos in the future.
Thanks for coming, Linda (lbpost)

SKETCH 232 – GOT CAFFEINE? card

Materials:
Stamps courtesy of The Stamps of Life – Coffee4Two
Cardstock – Core’dinations
X-Press Blending Card – Copic Markers
Patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye
Cricut cartridge - Storybook
Copic markers
Black Mix’d Media Arts/Clearsnap
Clear embossing powder
Twine – Karen Foster

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Flower Soft and Our Daily Bread Designs Blog Hop

Are you ready for a Blog Hop?
Come join us in a special blog hop with The Flower Soft & Our Daily Bread Design Teams!

As you make your way through the hop make sure you comment on each and every post. There will be two prize winners chosen randomly among the blogs.


Flower Soft and Our Daily Bread will each be selecting a winner for a $20 prize package!

The blog hop ends on August 30th. The prize winners will be announced on The Flower Soft blog and Our Daily Bread Designs Blog on August 31st.


If you came here from Sandee's blog you are in the right place. If not please start at the beginning at the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.




From my blog, hop on over to Connie's blog for more goodness.

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

BUTTERFLIES card

Materials list:
Stamp – Faith/Our Daily Bread Designs
Flower Soft and Flower Soft glue - Delphinium
Cardstock – Core’dinations
X-Press Blending Card – Copic Markers
Patterned paper – Little Yellow Bicycle
Black stamp pad – Black/Mix’d Media Arts/Clearsnap
Clear embossing powder – Stampendous
Spellbinder Nestabilities label die
Copic markers
Spray color – Chalkboard/Glimmer Mist
Self adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

A card, layout and some ZOO pics!

 First off, the Unscripted sketch for this week!!!  Try to play along. 
 This weeks sketch has an additional challenge with it and that is to use buttons. I pulled out one of Nikki Sivils, Scrapbookers newest pieces of patterned paper for my card.
 The extra challenge for buttons was so easy since I used Nikki Sivils self adhesive buttons! They come with the thread on them, making them look like you sewed each one on! The biggest circle I accented with a brad from Nikki Sivils.  The sentiment is a stamp by Lawn Fawn.
 I wanted to share this layout I recently completed too.  Our youngest grandson had a little hospital stay some time ago so I created a collage of some of the photos, especially showing when Grandma and Grandpa helped keep him occupied since he couldn't go far with all of those tubes, etc.  The black, circle piece is cut with the Cricut as are the title letters. The patterned paper is by Nikki Sivils and the background cardstock is Core'dinations.  It comes with the circles embossed on it already, I just anded it a bit.
And for a few photos...
 These guys were my favorite find one our recent little trip to the San Diego zoo. 
 For most of them, it was nap time. They each had their own tree and it completely cracked me up how they curled up in a ball and slept sitting up, with their head propped up against the tree.
 Is this a face you could LOVE!?
 Our grandson got ahold of the little zoo map as we entered the park and made it his mission for the entire day to keep that map handy. This was SERIOUS business.  Here he is, nose to nose with a gorilla.
And, here is out little adventurer with his new ZOO hat!
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Winter and Summer all in one post!

First of all I really need to give a little movie review! We went to see The Help and I so recommend it. It is wonderfully done with some amazing actors just be prepared because it is also emotional.  We were so excited for it to come out and it sure did not disappoint.
Now, onto some cards.

 First up, my Card Positioning Systems card for this week. My Favorite Things stamps is the sponsor. I LOVE their stamps so this makes me very happy. It was also pretty fun to work with a "winter/cold looking" card in the middle of summer.
That wonderful, decorative, die shape is a Spellbinders Nestabilities. 
 Next up, my Unscripted Sketches card for this week. Now talk about a challenge!!! But since I love challenges, I was up for it.
 I pulled out this amazing collection of supplies by Little Yellow Bicycle. I LOVE these papers, die cuts and stickers.  The punched bottom corners are done with a Kreaxions 4-in-1 punch.
 Doesn't this combination just make you happy?
 And, I also found some time to play with a challenge that I have never played with before, Cas-ual Fridays.
 I felt like this challenge gave me permission to just create something simple and it was so fun. 
 I thought the combination of this doily stamp and the leaf sprig was fun.
And for a few photos...
 I mentioned the other day that we took a little trip to San Diego to go to the zoo.   To make our trip a little more interesting for our 3 year old grandson, we took the train there.  He wasn't supposed to be running but of course, he is cute in about anything he does, so Grandma had to get a photo!
If you have never been in the train depot in San Diego, I wanted to share how gorgeous it is. These wonderful tile walls are all around the inside of the station. 
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

SKETCH 231 – SENDING A FLURRY OF LOVE card
Materials:
Stamps courtesy of My Favorite Things
Cardstock – Core’dinations
X-Press Blending Card – Copic Markers
Patterned paper – Fancy Pants and My Mind’s Eye
Spellbinders Nestabilities
Copic markers
Glitter 3-D Fashion Paint – Tulip
Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear embossing powder

SKETCH 119 – SUNNY DAYS AHEAD card
Materials list:
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned papers and stickers – Little Yellow Bicycle
Rub-on sentiment – EAD Designs/Paper Smooches
4-in-1 punch – Kreaxions
Mini brads - Doodlebug

FUTURE IS AS BRIGHT… card
Materials list:
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Graphic 45
Stamps – Layers of Color, Wplus9 Designs and PaperTrey, Inc.
Black and Jasmine stamp pads – Mix’d Media Arts/Clearsnap
White and Clear embossing powder – Stampendous
Copic markers
Self adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Butterflies, Flowers and some Flower Soft

I want to share a couple cards with you today, one card created with the Unscripted sketch and one with the Card Positioning Systems sketch. 
First up, the Unscripted sketch.
 I recently won a great digital pak from Jen Martakis.  It is available at 2 peas.  I feel in love with the houndstooth patterns.  I opened a document in Word and inserted a piece of the black paper and a piece of the yellow paper and then overlapped them so that when I printed this out, I got a paper that had both colors on it. 
 The butterfly is cut with my Cricut Expression using the Home Decor cartridge.  This cartridge cut a black shadow image and then a pretty yellow layer. 
Next, my CPS card.  The sponsor this week is Flower Soft. The white scallop piece is cut with the Cricut Expressions using the Storybook cartridge and the little leaves are from the same cartridge.
  I just love what a little bit of Flower Soft adds to a card but here, I also used some flowers from one of the toppers. These flowers punch out and are ready to use.  A little bit of Flower Soft is added to the middles of the flowers.
And for a fun photo...

We made a little trip to San Diego last week and on the first night we walked over to the Little Italy section of town for dinner. I captured a photo quick on my new iPhone and then altered it on an app that I had downloaded, Perfect Photo.  I have had so much fun playing with my photos and with some other apps that I have downloaded.  I'll tell you about those as I use them.

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

SKETCH 118 – HOPE card
Materials list:
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Digital Patterned papers – Simple Starts/Jen Martakis/2 Peas in a Bucket
Butterfly and word “Hope” – Cricut cartridge/Home D├ęcor/2”-Butterfly, 1 ½”-Hope
Fiskars corner rounder punch
Self adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.
Clearsnap Fluid chalk stamp pad
Martha Stewart embossed border sticker
Kreaxions circle cutter
Foam tape – 3M

SKETCH 230 – WISHING YOU WELL card
Materials:
Flower Soft and Toppers courtesy of Flower Soft
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Echo Park
Cricut cartridge - StoryBook (Scallop circle 2” and leaves 2”)
Rub-on sentiment – Paper Smooches/EAD Designs

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Blessings to a True Friend

I had a few extra minutes last night so I went on a search for some ideas for a card to create.  I found a color challenge and a sketch.
 The current Card Patterns sketch...
And this totally wonderful colour combo at Colour Q...
 I recently won some stamps from Layers of Color and I wanted to give this adorable little wire tea cup and the flowers a try. This is two different stamps plus a word from another set.
To go along with the colors in that combo, I stamped the tea cup with white ink and embossed it with white embossing powder and then watercolored it.  The white stamped lines act as a resist.  I also sprayed it with some Glimmer Mist Chalkboard spray.  The flowers were stamped with black and embossed with clear embossing powder and then colored with watercolor crayons. 
 I also wanted to share my Card Positioning Systems (CPS) sketch card for this last week. Our sponsor this week is Clearsnap and we got to play with some brand new inks, Mix'd Media Inx.  I LOVE these things.  They are very wet and the color selection is pretty neat. 
 I wanted to really show off the colors so I pulled out my most favorite flower stamp by PaperTrey, Inc.  After I stamped the flower and leaves with the black ink, I embossed them with clear embossing powder and then "colored" the flowers and leaves by rubbing the paper with the stamp pads.  I was careful to not color the flower completely so some white still showed through.  I used three different colors for each flower. 
I loved coloring the flowers this way because of how fast it is to just rub the ink onto the paper.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

BLESSINGS card

Materials list:
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Die Cuts With a View
Stamps – Layers of Color
Black stamp pad – Verafine
White stamp pad – Joann Craft store
White and Clear embossing powder – Stampendous
Border punch – Martha Stewart
White Enamel paint – Ink Essentials
Watercolor crayon
Watercolor brush
Foam tape – 3M
Self adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.


SKETCH 229 – TRUE FRIEND card

Materials:
Inks courtesy of Clearsnap – Peridot, Honey, Chiffon, Truffle and Black/Mix’d Media Inx ColorBox
Cardstock – Core’dinations and Bazzill
X-Press Blending Card – Copic Markers
Stamp set – PaperTrey, Inc
Patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye
Clear embossing powder – Stampendous
Corner rounder punch – Fiskars
Self adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.