Thursday, February 24, 2011

OLW - 42 I've got the music in me.

This week’s challenge by  is to make a one-layer musical themed card.  Anything to do with music.  Sheet music, musical instruments, an image of someone singing; anything that in some way relates to music. So here is my effort. This Hero Arts stamp background has been in my drawer for ever. So I am glad to have the excuse to use it. You know what I mean...just had to have it and never used it....sound familier? I have to confess I stamped the background several time to get it right and then realised I had stamped it upside down. Frustrating !!!
The cardstock is Stampin'up. Ink on background is Momento's Paris Dusk, The little bear is by PSX and I masked it. Bear is colored with Stampin' Up markers.
Thanks for peeking.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Help Desk

Our oldest son helps us with our computer all the time even although he lives in another state and is busy with his own family. I wanted to make him a special thank you card. I hope he likes it.
I used a House Mouse stamp. Paper is Marina Mist. Very Vanilla and Soft Suede, all from Stampin'Up. I popped up the mice and used Copics to give a little color.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

OLW -41 Christmas Card using red and green only.

This is my card for this weeks Simplicity challenge. The idea was a Christmas card using one layer only and red and green ink. The hardest part of the challenge for me is photographing the card and then getting it on line. I am quite good at making cards but no good on the computer. So bare with me. I am learning. The stamp is one I bought many years ago. It is by Annette Watkins. Ink and paper is Stamping Up, red stickles and red embossing powder on the sentiment which is Hero Arts.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Copic Marker Holder

I saw this idea on another blog I thought it was great. So I gave my husband a project and I love it. We bought the PVC Piping at Home Depot. It came in a 10' length. The salesman even cut it for us into 5" lengths. It was so kind of him. Fortunately they weren't busy at the time. The original holder was a pyramid but I wanted mine straight since I have a window above my working area. Now that I have my copics installed in their container I don't have as many as I thought I had. I guess I will have to go shopping.!!!!!! I also used some of the space for my Stampin'Up markers.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

OLW 40 - 2 images, no sentiments,bling or embellishments

Here is another challenge from Stylesink

This really was a challenge for me. I wanted to add more but I restrained myself. My little grandson will love this card. The green is only  background paper and not on the card. The train is by Riley Moose Stamps. The tree is a favorite of mine from Stampin'Up. Colored with copics. I am just learning how to use these wonderful markers. Now that is a real challenge.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

OLW 39 - Image, Border and Bling

This is my first attempt at the Simplicity challenge. I have been encouraged by my friend Carol. This is not as easy as it looks. Making one layer cards are not as easy as I thought. However it is really making me think and try to become creative. Since I am visiting Carol in Florida I do not have any supplies so had to go shopping. Of course that was not a hardship. Carol did let me use some of hers. I live in Colorado. So here is what I came up with. I hope you like it.
I borrowed some yellow card stock from Carol's stash. I used a border stamp I purchased by Fiskars. The butterfly is from PTI and the flight swirl is a $1 stamp.... both from Carol's collection. Added a few rhine stones to the flowers. Also colored the larger flowers with markers.

 I am really pleased with my first attempt. Thank you for looking.