Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Kids Favorite Food VSN Challenge

For this challenge you needed to make a card using foods kids love to eat.



What kid doesn't love cupcakes?! This little cutie is from Doodle Dragon Studios. I colored her with Prismacolor pencils and blended them with baby oil. The background paper is from The Paper Studios All Seasons paper pack. I layered the image with black paper then used the drippy goo punch and edged it with purple stickles. I distressed the papers with sandpaper and added Stickles to the hair ties and bow on the skull.

That's the last card I made for the Back to School VSN!! Now I need to get started on the Hope You Can Cling To challenges over on Splitcoaststampers.com. I'll be back really soon with lots more cards to share!!

Classroom Layout VSN Challenge

This challenge is to follow a classroom layout sketch.



A nice and simple card here. The background paper was found in my scrap pile. Then I just used 9 punched snowflakes. Stamped the Tis the season and added 2 more smaller punched snowflakes.

One more card left to share then I'm all caught up!

Sandbox Follies VSN Challenge

This challenge is to use sand in some way. I used sandpaper to ruff up my image and background paper.



My pumpkin is from Doodle Dragon Studios and colored with Prismacolor pencils. I found the background paper in my scrap pile. I used Momento Tuxedo Black for my edging color. The row of pumpkins is from a EK punch called Pumpkin Patch. I punched it in black and orange then off set them for a shadow effect.

I think I only have 2 more cards to share til I'm all caught up!!

The Color Red VSN Challenge

For this challenge use the color Red on your project.



My santa crab is from Doodle Dragon Studios and colored with Prismacolor pencils. I used stickles on the hat and as a border around the die cut edge. I doodled around the image edge with a red marker. The paper is from The Paper Studio Spunky-Funky Christmas paper pack.

Thats it a nice and simple christmas card. Thanks for looking!

Apples VSN Challenge

This challenge was to use Apples as inspiration.



My image is from Doodle Dragon Studios. I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and blended them with baby oil. The gratitude stamp is from Inkadinkado Harvest Expressions set. I edged the image with Antique Linen Distress Ink, the leaves are Tea Dye Distress Ink and the gratitude is Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Don't Get Caught Daydreaming VSN Challenge

This challenge is to use the Glitter Window technique. I love this technique and can't wait to use it again!



I used this Glitter Window technique tutorial. To make the blue background I used Momento ink in Summer Sky and Danube Blue then stamped snowflakes in Summer Sky. For the glitter window snowflakes I used Paris Dusk Momento ink. To add a little more sparkle I used Stickles glitter glue around the Let It Snow.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Graffiti It Up! VSN Challenge

I had lots of fun with this challenge. You just needed to use something that sprays.



To make this card I edged the base with Antique Linen Distress Ink. For the tree layer I took a ziploc bag and rubbed it with Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress Ink then misted with water. Next I laid the bag over my paper and gently rubbed the ink in. After the ink dried for a few minutes I stamped the trees.

Thanks for looking!

Classroom Supplies VSN Challenge

This challenge is to use some kind of classroom supply on your card. I found a couple cute paperclips to use.



I love how this birthday card came out! The image is from Bugaboo. I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and blended them with baby oil. I used The Paper Studios All Seasons II for the background. The 'It's your day!' is from Stampendous Party Invite set. The 'Make a Wish' is from TPC Studio Brush Stroke Greetings set.

Whoo hoo! Thats number 4!


No Doggy Ears, Please! VSN Challenge

This challenge is to make a bookmark. With Halloween coming up I have been reading a disney spooky stories book to my son. The book has around 20 stories in it so this bookmark is perfect to keeping our place.



I used Momento ink in Paris Dusk and Tuxedo Black for the background. The bats are from Recollections Halloween set, the Trick or Treat is from Inkadinkado Trick or Treat set and the Pumpkin  is called Spooky Jack-o-lantern from Hampton Art.  

My son really loves using this bookmark. I think I'll make one for his Christmas stories book too.

Thanks for stopping by!

Let's Get Physical VSN Challenge



For this challenge you just needed to have some form of exercise or activity on your project.  I know a little boy who plays soccer so I made this card with him in mind either for a birthday or a nice way to go card. This soccer playing monkey is from Doodle Dragon Studios and is colored with Prismacolor pencils.

Two down today...let's how far I can get!!

3 R's VSN Challenge

I haven't given up on getting my Virtual Stamp Night cards posted! For the 3 R's challenge you just needed to use 3 things that begin with the letter R.



I have the color Red, a Reaper, a Rectangle and the gravestone says R.I.P on it. The Reaper is from Doodle Dragon Studios. I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and blended with baby oil. I also used a silver glitter gel pen on his scythe. The bats and graves are from a Recollections Halloween stamp set.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 8, 2012

The Wheels Go Round VSN Challenge

This card was made for the The Wheels Go Round challenge at the Back to School VSN over at Splitcoaststampers. The challenge was to create a card that had wheels on it.



I did the background myself using Tea Dye Distress Ink  on the edges. The leaf stamp is from the Stampabilities 'Fall Holidays' stamp set. I stamped them with Distress ink in Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo. The image is from Doodle Dragon Studios. I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and blended them with baby oil. I used Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress Inks around the image. I also used Silver glitter gel pen for the handle. The sentiment is from Inkadinkado 'Harvest Expressions' stamp set.

Thanks for stoping by!!

Line 'Em Up! VSN Challenge

I made this card for the Line 'Em Up challenge during the Back to School VSN over at  Splitcoaststampers. The challenge was to use ruled/lined paper.



I used notebook paper for my sentiment. My image is from Doodle Dragon Studios. I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and blended them with baby oil. The dp was from my scraps not sure what paper pack its from. I also used a glitter gel pen for the metal part of the pencil.

Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Back to Basics VSN Challenge

I'm behind on everything! Between my energetic 3 year old and some light remodeling on the house I've been pretty busy lately. Back To School Virtual Stamp Night over at Splitcoaststampers was over a week ago. I fought thru a bad cold to get samples made for most of the challenges but then I was hit again with a nasty sinus infection the week of VSN. So needless to say I never got my cards blogged or even posted on SCS. I still want to share my cards so without further ado...

The challenge I hosted was Back to Basics. Everyone was challenged to use something that starts with A, B and C like image, color, embellishment. I made 2 cards one fall and one christmas themed.


For the fall card my abc's were- A- Autumn, B- Bear and C- Colored pencils. 

My image is from Doodle Dragon Studios. It's colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with baby oil. The background is from The Paper Studio's All Season's paper pack. I aged the image and paper with Tea Dye distress ink and ran my scissors along the edge to tear it up a bit.


For this card my abc's are- A- Animal, B- Blue and C- Christmas.

I dug thru my scraps for this card and hit the jackpot. The blue snowflake strip on the left was already embossed and edged with blue ink. Also the glittered strip on the bottom was already punched and was the perfect fit! All I had to do was color my Doodle Dragon Studios image and ran it thru my Silhouette. For the background I used Paris Dusk Momento ink to edge and then stamp the snowflakes.

One down... Several more to go!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

March SFYTT

I made this card using the i{heart}2stamp March sketch for you to try. I really liked this sketch and will definitely be using it again!!


These adorable puppies are from Doodle Dragon Studios. I colored them with Prismacolor pencils. I used Distress Ink in Tea Dye on the edges. All papers used were from my scrap pile so I'm not sure what paper packs they came from. Below is the sketch I used.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Pike's Playground - My Life's A Zoo Challenge

Just barely making it in time for Dustin Pike's latest challenge! My life usually feels like a zoo and at the best of times it's like a petting zoo at least.


Both images are from Doodle Dragon Studios. I colored them with Prismacolor pencils and blended them with baby oil. My background paper is from The Paper Studio's Cheekee Monkey paper pack.


If you haven't checked out Dustin's challenges lately he's giving away a special freebie just for playing along and entering his challenge!!


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Pike's Playground - Bling Challenge

There's a new rule at Dustin Pike's Playground...You play you win! Play along with the challenge using a Doodle Dragon Studios image and you get a free image!!

Here's my card using Bling...I may have gotten a little carried away!!


My image is from Doodle Dragon Studios. I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and is blended with baby oil. I used a glitter gel pen to add some sparkle to the wings. The stripped paper is from My Mind's Eye. The other paper with the glittery writing is from The Paper Studio.


Here's a close up showing some of the glitter. I also used shimmer spray on the butterflies along the bottom.


And this is the inside of the card...with just a little more glitter!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Some Late Valentine's

Time is flying by!! Can't believe it's been a month since my last post. I've been busy with everyone getting colds. The last few weeks I've been doing some sketching. It's been years since I've done it and it feels good to get back to it.

Here are some valentines I made. They made it on time...I'm just really late posting! All the images are from Doodle Dragon Studios and colored with Prismacolor pencils. The paper is from The Paper Studio All Season's II paper pack. I used the sketch from i{heart}2stamp.

I love this adorable little bandit!!


The inside:

Love his heart shaped spots!


The inside:

Another cutie!! I forgot to take a pic of the inside but it said Be Mine.


Here is the sketch I used:


I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:




Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Happy Brrthday!


Wow I haven't posted in forever! And its just a quick post today...I finally caught the bug my boys have been suffering from this month. I made this card last week for my son's 3rd birthday. Where does the time go? I still remember the first time I held him like it was yesterday but then I'm sure I will remember it forever.

This cute little penguin is from Doodle Dragon Studios and colored with Prismacolor pencils. I used a glitter gel pen for the beak and feet. And glossy accents on the ice cream scoops. My dp is from the All Seasons II pack by The Paper Studio. The sentiment was done by me on my computer. I used the sketch from i{heart}2stamp. It's my first time trying her sketches but it definitely won't be my last!!

Here's the sketch:

Now it's time for to get off the computer and cuddle on the couch with my sweetie to watch a show before heading off to bed a little early tonight. I will be back soon to share some altered comp books that I had made as christmas gifts...I completely forgot about them and just came across the pics today.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenge:

i{heart}2stamp: SFYTT