Friday, April 30, 2010

The Crumb Trail Has Lead You Here

And you are at the right place!! Prairie Fairy and Paper Temptress have gone digital!
You will have until the end of Monday to make your way here and follow the directions to enter the drawing. Please leave a message/comment on the designers blogs, but be aware that this will NOT enter you in the contest. You will have to keep reading to get to what you really want to know, LOL!

My first card uses Prairie Fairy's digital image named "The Urge". I don't know why I was so amused by this image but it made me smile, and I couldn't wait to bring her to life. All the white you see is my very most favorite paper from The Paper Temptress: Cryogen White. It is a wonderfully smooth white cardstock with a sparkle that seems to hide beneath the surface. I just LOVE this paper and you will too! The other paper I used is Razzle Berry Pop Tones. I use Pop Tones quite a bit because I can always find a color that suits my project and it really does 'pop."
You have to love her hair, don'tcha think?

My second card uses Prairie Fairy's image "Lily" Actually, it uses it 3 times, LOL! Once again I used Paper Temptress' Cryogen White along with Orange Fizz Pop Tones. A nice combo I think. You can't go wrong with the paper from the Paper is simply the best there is!!!
FINALLY..what you have been waiting for. The info you need to enter the giveaway; You will need to enter the password: digital. Enter it here using this link. Good Luck!!!!

Had some fun today and made this card

I enjoyed making this card as I was able to take my time and have fun. Images are from Hearts in Touch sheets #139 Backgrounds and #141 Strips B. I used Paper Temptress' HQ Watercolor Cotton paper to paint the image on. I cut the butterflies with my Cricut and the Indie Art cartridge.

Monday, April 26, 2010

A New Technique

This is the Glitzy- Lace Technique from the most recent issue of Technique Junkies Newsletter.
The middle layer is the technique. Quite fun as the card is not the only thing that is glitzy, LOL! I couldn't capture the shimmer in the photo, I am sorry to say. So just imagine it in microfine glitter , mauve and brown.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Getting Ready for the Summer

Well I am a year older and the summer is well on it's way. Remember I live in Arizona, in the desert where it gets to 120 degrees in the summer!!!! So the ritual has begun with a new hairdo. I have to have my hair off of my neck in the summer, and although you can't see it in the photo, the back is shorter than the front. This was a birthday gift from my DD Tracy. I love you and you are my favorite daughter.
I promise my next entry will be art related, LOL!

Playing with Paper Temptress Watercolor Paper

I was in the mood to get messy, LOL! Out came the color sprays for the clear embossed resist technique. I used Paper Temptress' HQ Watercolor Cotton paper for the first time and I am so impressed. It is a really thick, highly absorbent paper that takes well to inks, color sprays, watercolors, paints and watercolor markers as well. You can find it here, it's a bit difficult to find so do a search for watercolor paper. Don't forget to use code jk15 for 15% off your purchase.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Still playing with the HIT April embellishment package

I must say that being a stamping purist LOL! I am a bit out of my comfort zone using all of this beautiful stuff. It's been a challenge but also SO much fun! I am still amazed at how well all the paper goes together. All the prints, florals and geometrics match without a bit of effort. Then you add all the ribbons and hard bellies and it's magic! So Hearts in Touch once again has created a sure winner in my book. The image is from Hearts in Touch sheet # 129 I Love Silhouettes. The instructions for this card and many others by Penny Wessenauer can be found here.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Fun stuff to play with at Hearts in Touch!!

There is something new at Hearts in Touch! Frances is putting together coordinating embellishment packages every month. The first months is in the photo above. How cool is that? For only $12.50 plus postage you get so much for your money. I can't wait until next month as the theme will be oriental which will go with so many of Frances' stamps.

This image is from Sheet # 94 Sugar and Spice. I love this sheet and the embellishments show it off perfectly!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Double Diamond Card

I guess I have had a "thing" about making Mother's Day cards. Wish my mom was still alive...I would give her each and every one of them.

Instructions for this card can be found here

The image is from Hearts in Touch sheet #94 Sugar and Spice.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Mother's Day

I was in the mood to do something a little different so I thought I would do a framed piece that could be used as a gift. The image is from Hearts in Touch and all paper except for the daisy scrapbook paper is from The Paper Temptress. I used The PT Ultimate Glossy to stamp the photo art stamp on. This paper gives you a nice crisp image. I am preparing a tutorial for The Paper Temptress about getting a good image with photo art stamps and PT paper. Patricia carries quite a few papers that work extremely well with photo art stamps. So stay tuned here and on the Paper Temptress Community Blog for the tutorial in the near future.

It's a Wake up Call

Just a bit of playing around with the new Masked Spellbinders technique from the most recent issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. Stamp is from Stamps Happen and all paper is from The Paper Temptress. BTW, if you look on my side bar, you can get a 15% discount at the Paper Temptress by using my code which is jk15.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Hearts in Touch Rubber Stamps

This card uses two different Oriental sheets from HIT. I LOVE all of the Oriental sheets that Frances has to offer at Hearts in Touch. The focal image is from sheet #105 HIT Oriental.The added elements are from sheet #138 Geisha Photos. I used a new technique from Technique Junkies called Masked Spellbinders. It is a fun and effective technique for highlighting an image. This is my first attempt at this technique, but one I will be trying again for sure.