Thursday, November 17, 2011
Today's challenge was to make a card using only stamps....no patterned paper allowed. I love my Cover a Card backgrounds, so it wasn't hard for me to ditch the paper.
To make this card, I used the Gingerbread with Treats house (F7637), the Have a Sweet Holiday saying (B7654), and the Cover a Card Fluff background (CC014). I find that it is really hard to get a bright white look on kraft cardstock, so I embossed the background with white embossing powder to really make it pop. To color the house, I used watercolor pencils and a blender pen.
Here is a close up of the card so that you can see the sparkle of the Stickles:
Need more inspiration? Check out the work by Daniela, Deborah, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, Julie, and Vicki.
Want to play along? You can find all the challenge information here, and you could even win a $25 Impression Obsession gift certificate.
Don't forget, if you want to win an advance copy of "Sugar Rush," you have until Sunday night to leave a comment on my previous post (the one with the snowman/cupcake).
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
For this card, I used the Snowman with Treats (G7640) as well as the Cover a Card Thick and Think background (CC008) and some watercolor pencils. I just love the idea of a winter cupcake!
Speaking of cupcakes, would you like to win an advance copy of a cupcake-themed romance novel? My friend Donna gave me an uncorrected proof of her book "Sugar Rush," which will hit the bookshelves on Dec 27th. It is Book 1 of her Cupcake Club series, and you can read the synopsis here. Technically, it is a used book I am offering because I had to read it first!
So, if you want a chance to win the book, leave a comment and tell me who your favorite author is by Sunday, November 20th at 11:59pm (EST). I will randomly select a comment and announce the winner on Monday. Good luck!
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The heart stamp is one of the brand new Alesa Baker images from Impression Obsession. Alesa designed a bunch of vintage and floral images that I think you are really going to like. I can't wait to show you some of the other designs. On a side note, the new images aren't on the Impression Obsession site yet, but they soon will be. I also know that they will start arriving in local stamp stores very soon!
Stamps- heart (Impression Obsession Victorian Heart D8654), saying (Impression Obsession from the CL316 A Good Marriage clear set)
Lace die- Memory Box (Charlotte Border 98242)
Paper- Basic Grey (Piccadilly Line)
Other items- Pink circle Marvy punch, pop dots, neutral twine
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
For today's IO challenge, we were supposed to show you what we do on snow days. For me, it is all about staying inside, reading, and enjoying some cocoa. The less time I have to spend outside shoveling, the better!
Stamps- Comfort Cocoa (E8612), Comforting Cocoa (B8613), Cover a Card Large Dots (CC007)
Inks- Memento Black, Colorbox Chalk Creamy Brown
Nestabilities Labels 8
Copic Markers- R22, R27, E50, E31, E35, G21, W2, C1
Red and White Divine Twine
Want to play along? You can find all of the information here, and you could even win a $25 IO gift certificate!