Saturday, March 31, 2012

Make Mine Dirty!

Hi all! This is the second post I made today. I'm on a roll! Woo Hoo! I was back up in my craft cave and made this card for Mojo Monday #234.

 and the sketch:

You had a choice of making a round or square card and I chose the square. I bought these stamps about a month ago, and when I saw this sketch, I knew it was time to ink them up! These are Bugaboo Stamps sold by Totally Stampalicious. I used my Marvy Uchida markers to color the image. (Guess all those Art classes in high school came in handy after all! LOL!) I absolutely love how this turned out! All patterned paper is from Echo Park's Happy Days collection; card stock is Bazzill. I added some red leather cord for the bow. I'm mean really, you HAVE to have red leather cord if you're gonna drink dirty martinis! (wink wink!)

Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a comment!

Chris ☺

Unity Stamps March KOM challenge

Wow, it has been forever since I've blogged! What with getting the flu, Spring cleaning and having my sister-in-law and niece fly out for a visit, I think I've only blogged twice in March. I can't be having that! So, here is a card that I created for the Unity Stamp KOM challenge.

and the sketch:

I did alot of fussy cutting with this card: basically everything except for the sentiment. All stamps are from the March KOM. I had a lot of fun with this kit!

Let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by!

Chris ☺

Sunday, March 11, 2012

My Favorite Things MFTWSC62

I'm on a roll tonight. This is my second post this evening! I've been up in my happy place (a.k.a. my craft room) playing with paper, stamps and ink again! This is a card I made for the MFTWSC62 challenge.

and the sketch:

I had a blast making this card! All the stamps are from Paper Smooches. For the three small panels, I stamped a flower in 6 different colors, 3 green and 3 yellow, using Marvy Uchida markers. I stamped and colored the bee yellow cut him out and adhered him with a foam square. I then used my paper piercer to make a flight path for him across the three panels. All the patterned paper is from DCWV except the dark grey strip which is from Echo Park. I distressed all the edges and drew some stitching on a couple of the panels. The sentiment I masked a few times to get it all on one line and to put some space between the e and n in 'been'.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope that you have a great rest of the evening!

Chris ☺

Freshly Made Sketch #25

Hi there. I'm so happy to be feeling better finally after having the flu for what seemed like forever. Here's a card that I made for the Freshly Made Sketch challenge #25.

and the sketch:

The paper is MME, the stamps are from the Easter Icons set from Stampendous, and the ribbon is from May Arts. I used a punch from Martha Stewart to weave the ribbon thru the card stock. I really like how this card came out.

I'm so glad that I'm getting over the flu. Feeling so good that I'm sipping a glass of wine while blogging! Oh Joy and Rapture!!!

Have a great evening!

Chris ☺

Friday, March 9, 2012

Sweet Sunday Sketch #153 and Color Throwdown #182

Oh blog, how I missed you! About two weeks ago, Andy came home from work with a cold. So naturally, I go into sanitizing mode: washing hands practically every couple of minutes; wiping down all surfaces with Clorox wipes; opening windows to get fresh air when the weather permitted. Andy was fine after a few days, and I thought I was in the clear. WRONG! The flu slammed me on. my. ass! That was last week Tuesday. I'm still somewhat congested, but thankfully feeling close to my normal self again. (or as close to normal as I can be. If you know my family, you'll understand! ☺) I haven't made ANY cards/layouts in all that time. I was going into withdrawal! So today, I was ecstatic to go play with paper, ink, and glue up in my craft room. Happy Happy Joy Joy!

Here is a card that I made for SSSC153 and for CTD182:

Sorry for the bad light. I just took these shots a bit ago and it's dark outside. And the sketch and color challenge:

All the patterned paper is from the On The Boardwalk collection by Graphic 45. The pre made card base is from Bazzill and the rest of the card stock is from DCWV. The ribbon is from my stash. Those stamps on the inside? They are from Unity Stamps March KOTM which I just received in the mail today! Kismet!

I hope the remainder of this flu goes away soon. I'm missing my wine! 10 days and counting without my vino! Oh the humanity!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great evening!

Chris ☺
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