Tuesday, October 26, 2010

More Thinking Inking

Just sharing two more cards made for Jennifer McGuire's Thinking Inking class. The first one was made last week when the focus was on embossing powders...

I clear embossed Hero Arts Flourish Pine stamp on some BG patterned paper and went over the whole image with distress ink.

This second card was made for this (the 4th) week of the Holiday Thinking Inking class which is focusing on using acrylic paint...

I inked up the Stunning Snowflake and sentiment stamps with my Gold Paint Dabber. Once the snowflake image was dry I went over it with distress inks.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Another Scrappin' Saturday

I'm typing this up at 8:30 pm Friday night and am one tired chickie. Sooo... I be brief. :) Here's this weekend's layout. It's about my 2nd son becoming a big brother and what a wonderful, loving big brother he is (and has been from day one). Sorry about the bad pic. If I had more energy I'd retake it. ;)

I must say that I'm kind of embarrassed to be showing my layouts on here. I feel like I've been bitten bad by the card making bug and am having so much fun with that and all the fun inky techniques out there...  I just can't seem to project all that on to my layouts. Maybe it's because I'm feeling pressured to just get them done? *sigh* Anyways, thanks for bearing with me. ;)

Have a great weekend,

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Scrappin' Saturday

Sometimes I feel guilty about all the cards I make. I do send them out to family and friends and make birthday/anniversary cards for all the members of our church on behalf of the church. I know that they are appreciated BUT... sometimes I still feel guilty because I feel like I should be doing more scrapbooking for my kids. So, when Libby tweeted that she was planning on posting a new layout on her blog once a week I thought it was a wonderful idea and told her so. She welcomed me to join her and so here we are! :) I hope this helps me to get at least one page done each week. ;)

You'll probably be seeing lots of layouts about my son Chris for a a while since his album is the one I'm currently working on. The kids all have their 1st year albums done and the 2nd ones are going to cover 1-5 years. I'm at 2 years with Chris's album.

Here's this week's page:

Fun times playing in the rain. :)

Thanks for looking and be sure to see what Libby has come up with!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Two More Christmas Cards...

for Hero Arts October Challenge and Jennifer McGuire's Holiday Thinking Inking.

Loving the stamp block technique! Jennifer may just have created a monster here. Hee. :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Holiday Thinking Inking - week 2

Just popping by to share the card I made for the second week of Jennifer McGuire's Holiday Thinking Inking class. I'm learning SO much. :)

I used the inked stamp block technique for this card. Love how it turned out. :) Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Moxie Fab's Tuesday Trigger

I finally decided to play along in one of Moxie Fab's Tuesday Triggers. :) This beautiful picture was posted:

I was inspired by the pink, green, orange color combo to make this card:

I made a similar card about a month ago and really liked how it turned out so I just switched the colors around for this one. :) Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Holiday Thinking Inking (with guests)!!! :)

I'm so excited that Jennifer McGuire has brought back her ever popular Thinking Inking class over at 2peas. Yay! This week the focus has been on Distress Inks and some of the fun things you can do with them.

I decided to combine all three of this week's classes into one card.

1. For the background I inked up my craft sheet and stamped my snowflake stamp into it before spritzing water on it and stamping on paper. I then added ink to the edges. (Inspired by Jennifer's Peace Card).

2. I added some color/shadow to the snowman with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink using my foam applicator. I then used Hero Arts Raindrop Background stamp to give some texture. (Inspired by Jennifer's Deer Card).

3. I used distress inks with perfect pearls and water to paint the snowman's scarf and hat. (Inspired by Jennifer's Ornament card).

While I was playing my second son asked when he could try painting with ink too and before you know it this was taking place:

my little "thinking inkers"

card by Jaden (age 7)

card by Chris (age 6)

card by Zachary (age 4)... why he added an apple sticker, I don't know :)

card by Janelle (age 4)

So there you go. My first guest designers. Hee hee! :) We're obviously all enjoying Jennifer class. :)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

World Cardmaking Day

Happy World Cardmaking Day!!!

I seem to have lost my mojo today and had absolutely no desire to play. :( I am however working on getting my Christmas cards done. I've got them designed and so I'm able to stamp without having to be creative today. :)

I'm entering them in the Caardvarks CAS challenge, the Hero Arts October challenge, as well as 2peas challenge to make a set of cards but with different colors in each card.

Here they are:

I used my Silhouette to cut out the Nativity Scene and Hero Arts Musical Background & Get Merry Clear Set for stamping. One gemstone in the center of the star and it's done. :)

Thanks for looking.