Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
I decided to make a little layout for a chipboard book (by Little Yellow Bicycle) that I'm making for Kate. All of the DP is from Baby Safari by Little Yellow Bicycle. The background is striped DP with a strip of animal DP along the bottom. There is a piece of ric rac along the bottom of the animal strip. The paper flowers are from Hullabaloo by Making Memories - one set has a fabric-covered brad in the center and the other has a sentiment from Jami Bova’s stamp set called Chicken Dumpling by 2RedBananas.
The photo was cut out using Nestabilities Label 1 die and matted on pink CS, then adhered to the layout.
I hope you’ll play along with us for this week’s challenge.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Today I am participating in a challenge from Just Christmas and Birthday Cards. It's a sketch (which I always appreciate), and you can do both a Christmas and birthday card or just one or the other. I am submitting a birthday card - which I did for my Aunt Barbara's birthday later this week.
The card base is pink CS and all of the DP is from the Laundry Line collection by My Mind's Eye. I adhered a block of Lucky Run Paper to the left-hand side and a block of Party Flowers Paper on the right-hand side. The little flowers in the upper and lower corners were punched from pink CS and adhered with pop dots. Each flower has Sakura Stardust ink in its center. I adhered a strip of pink CS down the center with a piece of ribbon and a bow(Michael's) on top of it.
The image and sentiment are from the Birthday Chicken stamp set by 2RedBananas.com, and it's stamped on watercolor paper with Jet Black StazOn ink and colored with Derwent watercolor pencils. There are also some Sakura Stardust accents on the hat and cake. I matted it on pink CS and used pop dots to adhere it to the card.
This was a fun challenge and I really liked Just Christmas and Birthday Card's sketch. I'll have to check them out next Monday, too.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
2REDBANANAS.COM BANANA SPLIT SUNDAY CHALLENGE:
For my second project I created a layout for Kate's baby album for the 2RB Banana Split Sunday Challenge, which is a sketch challenge this week. Go to 2RB's blog to see the awesome sketch and give it a try yourself.
The base of the layout is brown CS. All of the DP is from Rusty Pickle's Chocolate Bunnies collection. I adhered a block of Spring Chicken DP on the CS, with a small block of Chocolate Bunnies in the lower right-hand corner and a block of Peter Cottontail on the upper left-hand side. The photo is matted on the reverse of the Chocolate Bunnies DP and adhered to the layout.
The rhinestone flourish adhered to the upper right-hand corner is by Best Occasions. The sentiment is printed on cream CS. The bunny image (from 2RB's stamp set The Gift) is stamped with brown ink on the reverse side of the Peter Cottontail DP and adhered with pop dots. The date is stamped underneath with brown ink using Making Memories magnetic date stamp set.
I love sketch challenges - they take all the pressure off of me and just let me play around. I hope you go to 2RB's blog and join us in this week's challenge.
Don't forget - all of the new stamp sets will be available on the 2RedBananas site beginning April 13th.
Best wishes for a very blessed Easter!
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
The 2RedBananas Design Team will be featuring peeks of all of the new stamp sets this week, so be sure to stop by tomorrow.
Monday, April 6, 2009
I just couldn’t resist the adorable set by Jami Bova called Cajun Chicken (being a former resident of Louisiana) and I had to make a card.
All of the papers used for this card are by Basic Grey (even the yellow for the chicken’s body), and I think most of them are from the Oh Baby collection. The card base is purple DP with three rhinestones in the upper right corner.
I stamped the image on yellow DP with StazOn Jet Black ink and colored it with watercolor pencils. I also used a Sakura Stardust pen to add some sparkly accents to the beads and mask. I trimmed the image and used popdots to adhere it to a diamond of green DP, which was then adhered to a block of checked DP and adhered to the front of the card.
I stamped the Cajun Chicken sentiment on green DP and popdotted it to the lower right corner.
This set was really fun, and there are many more great sets that will be used on the 2RB DT blogs this week, so be sure to stop by and check them all out.