Monday, September 28, 2009

Mojo Monday #106

It's hard to believed that the Monday Mojo Sketches are up to #106!!! I have a lot of catching up to do. I love this sketch because it allowed me to make a pull out tag. I used my new Digi Stamp from Pink Cat Studio and my new Eerie Paper from Basic Grey. The sentiment stamp is from CTMH's October Word Puzzle.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Daddy Daughter Dance




I never thought that I would hear my husband telling me that my blogging friends are missing me!!! He actually told me that I need to get back to blogging. You see, I have found a new addiction called Spider Solitare. That's what I have been heading for after work instead of my blog. I really do need to give it up. So, to honor my husbands wishes, lol, here is a layout that I made of Lexi in her dance recital. I used CTMH Bella papers and the Voice Recorder. I have recorded Lexi singing the song that she danced to called "Dance with Cinderella".

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I won!!!

I am so excited. I won the contest at Pink Cat Studio!!!! Yippee. I never win anything. I got to pick 3 of their new Digi Stamps. Go check them out. They are sooooo cute. Which ones do you think I picked?
http://www.pinkcatstudio.com/Digital/DigiStamps/NewDigiStamps.htm

Monday, September 21, 2009

Warm Memories Brayered Card

I have had fun practicing the brayering technique that I learned in Michelle Zindorf's class. For this card I used "Warm Memories" from CTMH. The color of inks used are: Twighlight, Outdoor Denim and Grey wool. Many of you have asked me to share how to make a brayered card. The best way will be for me to direct you to Michelle's blog. But, first I will tell you the order of the colors that I used. First of all I loaded up my brayer with Grey wool and brayered it down to almost the middle of the card. As I brayered down the color got lighter, giving that variation in color. Next I brayered on Twighlight and had it stop before I covered the grey completely . Next I brayered on the Outdoor Denim. I only put on about an inch of this color onto the brayer, because it is so dark and if you filled the brayer and went all of the way down it would cover up everything. The bottom of the card was rubbed on with a sponge using Grey Wool. As you brayer on each color, you can continue to load up your brayer and add more color. This gives the best effect. To get the line that defines the horizon, you will attach a "yellow sticky note" right below the sky and covering the snow. The sticky note should be torn across the top to give a jagged line. You don't want it to be straight. Load up your sponge with Grey Wool and rub it on the yellow sticky allowing a small amount to touch the sky. When you are done, you should have a crisp line. And, lastly to get the look of snow on the branches, fill in the white spots with a white gel pen. Hope my directions are some what clearn. Now go to Michelle's blog and she will teach you how to brayer on the ink and check out her tutorials for more inspiration. http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/frequently-asked-questions/

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Story Time

Here is another card that I made using Lemonade from Basic Grey. This card uses sweet Sophia from the Story Time stamp from Paper Pretties.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Critter Party


It's been a while since I have done a Mojo Monday Sketch. This card is made using Critter Time from Penny Black and the paper is Lemonade from Basic Grey.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Take a look at these cards!!!





Yesterday I was one of the fortunate ones to attend a Brayer Class by Michelle Zindorf. I have a link to her blog under Tutorials on the bottom right hand side. I was reading her blog last week and found out that she was going to be teaching a class in my area. Fortunately for me, she had one space left. I could never have imagined that I could create cards so beautiful. Bill wants me to make our Christmas cards like these. Talk about pressure.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Spellbound Halloween Card


Isn't this card spooky? This card uses the new stamp called Spellbound from CTMH. I also used the Scary Fency punch and Bat punch from Martha Stewart. To make this card, I embossed the tree. Using Versa Mark, I stamped the tree onto White Daisy cardstock and then sprinkled on Black Empbossing Powder and heated it with a heat gun until it was dry. I then punched out a 1 3/4 inch circle and placed it at the top. With a sponge, I dabbed Sunflower and Autumn Terracotta inks all over the card. I then sponged Pansy Purple on top of that and made some areas darker than the others. I removed the punched circle and dabbed the Pansy Purple on a portion of the white spot. Then I lightly sponged black all over.To make the tree stand out, I outlined it with a white pen. I attached the fence with adhesive and put a pop dot under the bat.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Another Twitterpated Layout

Can you tell that I like this paper? I hope you are not tired of it. I have become such a paper hoarder, that I am forcing myself to use up my paper. When I first started scrapbooking, I was so careful to not waste anything and a friend begged me to use my paper. Now I get what she was trying to tell me. lol.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Camping Layout

This layout uses CTMH's Twitterpated paper pack. I love the little animals in this paper.


Monday, September 7, 2009

School Layout

Here is another layout of Lexi going back to school. I kept the layout pretty simple and used my Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday paper and chipboard.


Saturday, September 5, 2009

She Can Brighten Any Day Layout

Last night I worked on this layout of Lexi dressed up as Dorothy. The paper is Basic Grey Urban Prairie. I used Sketch #16 from Inspired Blueprints.