triple layers

as it turns out a few of my friends have been talking about this technique and making cards like this. The how to video can be seen on you tube here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmculp_tz74

and she makes it look so very easy... and this is the 4th attempt before I got it to work... 

this was card number one, and heed the one warning she gives you about not flipping your layers...

this one the smallest top layer has an 1/16 size mat and the other is an 1/8th on this bolder snowflake pattern the wider mat works better to hide the gaps it leave stamping the stacked layers. 

this one is A-6 in real life and when I got to the bottom mat it was discovered that none of the cardstock I own in an 12" sq is not quite navy colored... so went with a bazzill that is close to the softsky color but, it looks a little odd with only two dark mats here. 

Fri, Sat, Sun HYCCT

Friday's challenge was who let the dogs out, and I guess its a song. someday I will have to remember to hunt it down on you tube or something. but the guys said Im not missing anything and its just one of those annoying type things that gets stuck in your head. 

Saturday's Challenge was for it to be an window of some kind... and a touch of pink. 

Sundays challenge was to be CAS and let the sentiment be the star. so the ric rac moved a bit before it was photographed but is actually not crooked in real life. 

three more days to go. whew. my box is looking pretty stuffed to the gills. 


Tues, Wed, Thurs... HYCCT

So... Sabrina had a Spellingbee challenge (ack!) I tried, I really did and I stared at this for a long time going whatcha gonna do for the U... an umbrella would look dorky... So, I smacked my forehead grabbed a pen and underlined the word Chick... lol I was probably channeling Lee by the time I got to this sentiment layers ( there are pop-dots between them all) 

This is an Penny Black Chicken colored with Copic Markers.

S= Square Card
O= Orange coloring on the beak & feet.
U= Underlining
P= Pink Pearls

closer look at the Kissed E 

This was done for Libby's hugs and Kisses challenge. the E monogram was inked with Rose Romance and the Wild Hearts was inked with Versafine Crimson Red ink. this is stamped on some Blushing bride and cut out (and up on pop dots) inked the edges with an victorian velvet distress marker and oops-ed it across the top and said Oh well. This is 6" square in real life, thanks for this challenge Libby!

Thursday ended up with Two challenges the first was Mary's Postage usage challenge.
I know its very tiny... but the postage stamp on the letter inside the mailbox is an heart. this was done very simply for Mary's challenge, this is an Old Old SU set ( that its name escapes me, It's colored with prisma Pencils. This is A-6 in real life. Thanks for this challenge Mary, and thanks for looking!

And thursday's Second challenge was an tic tac toe grid where you had to pick three items in a row.
This was done for Teresa's Ta Ta toe challenge, this uses the top row PINK, Distressed, Lace... Its 5" square in real life. That singer straight pin was an RAK from Janice ( Thanks Chickie!!) the Unity rolls are stamped on the back side of textured pale pink bazzill scraps and I figured if it was an really bad day it could be a multiple rolls... 
I'm rambling, thanks for this challenge!


Scraps to Cards

The very first challenge for hope you can cling to was show what your made of, and I had cut all these papers to create that card and knew there was enough of them to eck out another... so this is different sentiment, slightly different design. 

One thing I have learned about these daisy wild orchid flowers is the yellow stuff in the centers is some kind of coating so you have to be really gentle with them, as it flakes off. ( like if you push too firmly when your trying to get it to stick to a glue dot to stick to the card front) and I cannot figure out a way to repair the flowers I have ruined doing this so... just be gentle. ( I'm rolling my eyes here) I guess I could pull it apart somehow and put brads in there, but I think I actually tossed the ones I wrecked. 

The images were pre colored a while back so the two larger ones are A-2 in real life and the tiny one is 3" square. 
there is a bit of stardust stickles on the cats hat.

I had all the pink papers that I've been using on the hope you can cling to challenges in a heap on the table. ( never know when someone's gonna call for something pink right?) so, this image was stamped on some basic grey pp and colored with copic's a long time ago. the corners are old old quickutz diecuts, the tiny tag sentiment is SU and the larger one is Northwoods as is the basket. 


Christmas Windows

A very long time ago now colored these Impression Obsession windows with copic's and finally got around to making them into cards for Septembers quota... these are 5" square in real life. so, when I got around to doing this die cut the first sentiment (into the stamping) with a too small die and so the 6th card ended up being just a little different with an A Muse sentiment, a brad and some popdots. 

Copic colors on these are: 
Branches: W2
Berries: R14, 17
Frame (inside): BG90
(outside): BG93, G43


Monday's Challenge

was to be like a standing on one leg flamingo... can only use one of each item you pick so, this card is 6" square in real life. 
There is
 One smooth cardstock
One textured cardstock (base)
one Printed Paper,
One sentiment stamp
One jar of embossing powder ( its tri colored)
One piece of vintage lace
One color of distress ink
One hand held Punch
One Memo Pin
One mulberry flower


Hope you can cling to continued...

Today's challenge was "clearly Hopeful"

Saturday's challenge was "hope is in the air" so, yep, these DO fly... I googled some images to check haha and picked this stamp because, I had pinned a cool mug shot color combo of one a little bit before reading yesterday's challenge. 

Friday was "pink birthday card" based on one of the inspiration photos, I picked photo #1.

Last monday had 2 challenges the second was to have a card that Shined... so, this medallion is heat embossed with copper powder on the basic grey pp. 

tuesday's challenge was pairs.. so if you used a cardstock you had to use a second but, different cardstock... so, there is an image with 2 sizes of pumpkins, and sentiment that repeats but curves opposite ways, 2 colors of cardstock 2 colors of pp... 

Thursday's challenge was vital signs. 

Wednesday's challenge was an deco edge 

Monday's first challenge was to create an peaceful card with a touch of pink...


Week Two of Hope you can Cling to challenge cards

Lori's challenge was to do a spelling challenge using the letters of Hope You can Cling to..
H ~ Heart Die
Y ~ Fabric Yo-Yo
C ~ Copper Cardstock
C ~ Coral button
T ~ Tickets

this ones 5" square in real life. 

Patricia's challenge was to use humor and stitching on your card. this is the cover its 5X7 in real life.

This is the inside. 

Jeanne's challenge was to make a shaped card that could not be Circle, Square or rectangle haha... so the spool pattern is benchmarked here. and (click the photo to go to the site it came from and see various other spool patterns ( free printables) 

just a closer look, the seambinding is only loosely tied on and the button panel will unclip so the receiver could use those things again.

Judy's challenge was to be inspired by the monster mash video... (cartoon one, its on youtube now a days ) anyways, I did notice the vampire is playing the piano in the vid... ( twilight flash backs eh?) and there is a witch flying on a broom in it, but my witch stamps are not so cutesy and I have no vampire stamps... so, then I got extremely lucky and found this printed papers in my green scraps paper bin... ( I cannot remember who rak'd these to me and I think Ive had them for years... ) this is 5X7 in real life. 

Dina's challenge was to use a show tune as inspiration, and I was thinking... brown paper packages tied up in strings.. ( I know I own an these are a few of my favorite things sentiment ) and I think its from IO ( but it is hiding) and so, found this sentiment and figured it still fit. This lace is vintage and very slippery feeling, ( slipped in the sewing machine) so it got really crooked. such is life. its 6" square in real life. 

Bridget's challenge was to be inspired by the dickinson Hope is the thing poem. so this bird was die cut from the spellbinders die and the sentiments an justrite charm die with an Cats life Press sentiment on it, the frame is up on pop dots so the bird is perched there. This card is also 6" square in real life. 

a dimensional view. 

Theresa's challenge was to use Text as the main focal point, so this was just a simple one. its 5 1/2" square in real life. 


Happy Birthday Di!

Today is my MIL's birthday. The sentiment's from Stampington & Co. colored with some ranger distress markers, the punch along the top of this panel is an SU hand held one. The mulberry flowers are unknown now. (Outta an vintage jar lol)  Janice sent me this Cherry lynn doily and the darker green leafy swirly die cuts ( which made me buy the swirly leafy die and that sucker is a pain in the behind to cut, I went through my cuttlebug 4 times in 3 directions and I still had to cut it with scissors ( the paler green gkd cardstock) so... anyways I could not get it to go where I wanted so I cut the dies apart and taped them to the back side of the sentiment. ta-da. ;) This one is 6" square in real life. 


The rest of this first week's HYCCT challenge cards

I think this is one of the most encouraging sentiment's I own. and Im also guessing that if you first were arriving at this center or receiving this diagnosis it would feel like being caught in a net. so, that is how this card was built. Its also 6" square in real life. thanks for this challenge Kathy! 

So all week long I mentally went through my stamps, and not kidding I have them in the 4 figures range... and not a single one of them says courage ( I dont think, the last place I can look would be the patriotic stamp boxes) but, anyways, digging for pink papers I came across this paper and thought it would fit with this Our daily bread sentiment and so. this is the first one for Kathy's courage challenge. it looked so plain after it was done I ended up making another. this is 6" square in real life, tfl!

This sentiment came from that co. that was going to ask nearly everyone on scs to be part of their design team danged If I can remember their name... ( its the only stamp I bought from them I kept.) the lace is vintage and the ribbon's may arts. this is 5" square in real life. thanks for this challenge Edna.

These were done for today's challenge of a Pink Music card... and I looked through most of the Printed papers I have with music backgrounds are not pink... so, while I was digging for courage themed stamps I came across this and thought well you could paper piece it pink. and so I did. these are 4" square in real life. thanks for this challenge Tenia! 

This one has been stuck in my head all week... whatcha gonna do? oh and then that Cops show song kicks in. (and that is the only line I know) So I'm really glad to be done with this one ;) so, went upstairs and just started pushing papers around. the ray quilted looking paper actually had a sentiment about sunshine on it that was cut out to make a frame for the inkadinkado kids quote sentiment. this is 6" square in real life. thanks for this challenge Lori! 

These were done very simply for the please strip challenge, last year was my first time so only one strip (but, they did make me go back and re-do it) the strips are floral fabric washi tape. and these are A-2 in real life. I hardly ever stamp sentiments direct to the card so, today I learned this one is mounted crooked. ARRGH! 

Okay most the story is in the other photo... This tag was stained with ranger spun sugar and the torn edges have some tattered distress ink on the stamped panel. that filigree was heat embossed with a pink blingy powder. the sentiment is from Inkadinkado and its on a PTI die cut, that I did the mat for this with perfect layers and a square punch. 

So... here is the story, I waited all week for it to be friday ( worked late again ) by the time I made it past the good bakery ( they were closed ) went to albertson's as they are the closest to my house their cupcakes did not look so good. So this had to wait until today so I could bake some ( strawberry with buttercream via betty crocker) {they taste better then they look but, the even baked kinda distressed Pink} used the template in Lee's post for the Skip to my Love pattern, seen this on pinterest thought oh how cool... found Oval and Heart shaped doilies in the closet Rolling eyes here, so used an oval with the other template. ( its too big ) just so you know if you want a custom fit... fit them wrappers before you frost. ;)
Thanks for this challenge Lee, (and thanks for looking)

This was done for Giovana's 3 diecuts challenge, this is A-2 in real life. The dies are from Memory Box and Paper Trey Ink. The white lace is vintage, the black trim is may arts as is the gingham ribbon. 

        {the stamp and paper and such info can be seen on these cards in the splitcoast gallery. }


Challenges 1 & 3 done *Ü* HYCCT 2012

the very first challenge is to "show who you are" what a stumper that is, style wise I would say about my own self that I am multi-layered, I am a flower gardener so flowers are a staple, I am vintage and shabby. 
so, that being said I am also a very loyal person to people who are my friends and this gorgeous crochet bloom was made for my by my fabulous mother in law. 
this card is being sent to the MD Anderson cancer center as are all the others tagged {hope you can cling to} that will follow this month. 

For the third challenge it is for rays of hope. using shades of grey with a pop of color.
This mother fern stamp is from Hero Arts done in versafine with an very old SU sentiment. this one is 5X7 in real life.