Monday, June 28, 2010

Cupcake Craft Challenge 97

Just finishing up my last cards for the gift set I'm making for a 13-year-old boy.  Today I used the sketch by Liza Caurruthers from Cupcake Craft Challenge 97.  Here's the sketch:
And here's my version:

I'm using the Max and Whiskers paper from Basic Grey with the Miller stamp from Simply Betty Stamps.  Colored with Copics, of course!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Two Cards for Connor

When I saw this fabulous character from Simply Betty Stamps, I just knew I had to have him!  His name is Miller, but he reminds me of my BFF's 13-year-old son Connor.  PLUS--the Miller stamp comes with a lizard stamp AND the real Connor has a bearded dragon lizard for a pet, so it was meant to be!  And BTW--Simply Betty Stamps is having an amazing sale this week, so check them out!

 My first card uses a sketch from Card Positioning Systems--CPS 172.  Here's the sketch:

And here's my card:

I'm also entering this card in another challenge--Fun with Shapes and More.  Their challenge was to use anything punched--my circles--and distressing.  I scissor distressed the white cardstock and the patterned paper.  Then I used a sponge dauber and black ink to distress the edges of the brown and white cardstock.  I really like scissor distressing on cards for boys--it just adds that extra "messiness"--lol!

My second card uses Sketch 62 from The Sweet Stop

And here's my take on this one:

Both cards are made with the Max and Whiskers paper from Basic Grey--I LOVE the colors of this paper, and even though I'm not crazy about the pet theme, I bought it with these stamps in mind.  I thought it would work well for masculine cards AND for beach layouts.  Miller is colored with Copic markers except for his hair.  I had to use Tombow watercolor markers for his hair because I am just beginning to collect Copics, and none of my browns were dark enough!  I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sew Many Cards--Anything Goes!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Fish Face: June Week 1 Sketchy Saturday and The Pink Elephant Ella's Pink Scrapbook Challenge #10

Here's my newest summer layout starring my favorite two year old--Sam!

The left side is based on a sketch by Lori Boyd from The Pink Elephant for Ella's Pink Scrapbook Challenge #10.

And here's my take on her sketch:

The right side is based on a sketch from Simply Scrapping Crafts for their Sketchy Saturday Challenge.

And here's my version of that sketch:

All the paper is from Anna Griffin.  The little "fishy" embellishments are from K&Company.  (Can you believe they actually match?!!!)  I cut out the title with my Cuttlebug using the "Olivia" font dies.

Sunday, June 6, 2010


I just completed a layout using this sketch from Aphra Bolyer for Creative Scrappers:

And here's my layout:

This is a photo taken of good friends at the beach last summer.  I used Anna Griffin paper and embellishments.  The hibiscus blossom is a Close To My Heart stamp that I used strategically to cover up someone's rear end in the background of the photo--lol!  I also used CTMH cardstock and ink in Moonstruck for the photo mat and the random stamped blue pieces at the bottom.  The hibiscus match the print in Rex's shirt.  Here's a close up of the flower embellishment:

The leaves are cut from more of the Anna Griffin paper--actually this is the reverse side of the orange pattern.  This paper pack is gorgeous!  The CTMH stamp sets that I used are C1356 Extreme Happiness and C1358 Surf's Up.  Check them out on my website HERE!
I am also using this layout in the following challenges:
Order of the Opus Gluei--Challenge #58--Life's a Beach
Crafty Hos--6/6--Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend--Challenge #40--Summer/Travel Theme
Raise the Bar--Challenge # 21--Celebrate Summer

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Final Leg of the Relay!

So here's my final card for the Sassy Studio Designs relay this weekend:

I hadn't done anything patriotic all weekend, so I decided to make her a Patriotic Hatter.  The sketch is #115 from Taylored Expressions.  Here's the sketch:

Cute, huh?  LMK what you think of my Patriotic Hatter--the image is from Sassy Studio Designs.  Paper and ink from Close To My Heart.  I used the Blue Ribbon paper pack, Honey and Outdoor Denim cardstock, and the stamps are the (retired) July Word Puzzle.  She's colored with Copic markers.