The Green Women Stamps Designed by Raven - Available from Wild Frog Creations Rubber Stamps

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Blog Candy Winner

ME !!!  Yipee!  I won some blog candy!  I never win anything it seems, and I didn't believe it when I saw that I had won Linda's candy.  I really didn't believe it was me.  I entered Linda's candy knowing I would not win it, but I wanted to be one of her numbers anyway.  I have loved her blog since I found it.  Ya know, you would love it too!  Everything she creates is amazing!  I highly recommend you hop on over to her blog and take a peek about.  Here's a link to make it easier for you:
Linda's Crafty Creations

So what did I win?  Here's a pic of some of the goodies that were inside:

Inspirables sticko, 2 Bobbin rolls of ribbon, Lace, Clear stamps, Brass Stencil, All shook up stickers shaker boxes, dew drops, Pebbles paper flowers, WO flowers, and some other paper flowers, Kaleidoscope Monogram titles, word & sentiments stickers, SEI album, Metal tags, Pink Batik Brag Book, Specialty Cards, some Magnolia stamped images and several other goodies that I will be using soon!  There are even digis included!  Thank you Linda!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dragonfly Zentangle

Sorry about my long almost 2 week absence.  Unfortuneately, I became addicted to a silly game called Farmville on Facebook.  My sister called and needed a friend, talked me into playing and I was hooked from the start.  Jumped to level 30 in under 2 weeks.  Anyone else addicted and need another neighbor?

Enough babbling, onto my latest zentangle for in my zentangle journal.  I'll show the entire journal when I finish the picture pages.  This one is done around 3 images from Wild Frog Creations Rubber stamps Mosaic Frog Sheet.  The page is another 81/2" X 11".  Whatcha think?  I believe if you click on the picture it will take you to a larger image.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Frog Wars Side Step Card

A spoof  on Star Wars side step card.  I took the photos before the card was finished.  After taking the photos I lightened the glow around the light saber and added clear sparkle glitter to it, but you will have to use your imagination since I gave the card away before taking another photo.

Stamps are the Frog Wars set from Wild Frog Creations Rubber Stamps.  Took two photos cuz the first did not show the Hans Solo frog's legs very well.  It's actually cuter in person, especially since I fixed the light saber.  For a kid's birthday.

Here it  is from a different angle, showing more of the steps:

I really do appreciate all your visits and comments!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Red and White Color Challenge

I finally  have my computer back after doing without for a week.  Then when I get back online I can read emails but NOT send emails. Great. Finally figured it out, had nothing to do with the computer.  My server changed the port for outgoing mail.  Would have been nice of them to notify users of that fact.  Instead I had to dig the info off their website.  Sigh . . .enough ranting.

First thing I noticed on catching up reading blogs was the challenge over at Vicki's Cheerful Stamppad.  Red and White.  No time to enter this, I have taxes to do!  But wait!  What's that she's got for a prize?!?  Ooooh, aaaaahhhhhhhh, *drool* they look like Alice stamps!  From Scroll Works!!  AAARRRRGH!  I had to stamp something, I need these stamps!  Yeah right, I could buy them, but I have thousands already, and it's not as much fun as entering a contest.

So here is what I stamped for Vicki's contest.  In a rush (as usual) I closed my eyes, turned around and picked up the first stamp from the shelf my fingers landed on.  Oh crap, a daisy, well that doesn't go with a red and white theme. Hmmmm, with a little imagination a daisy could be red.  They do dye them pink, blue and other colors for bouquets in florists shops.  So I ran with it.  Here it is.

Daisy was colored with watercolor pencils.  Added glitter to the center and the leaf.  Keeping my fingers crossed that I win the stamps!  Now to finish catching up on my reading.  The taxes will wait.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Easel Card Valentine

I will be wuithout a computer soon for about a week, so will be behind in my reading.  I may be able to check in daily at the library, if it ever warms up enough that I want to go out again after work.  Anyway  . . . short post, getting done quickly.

Another Valentine - Easel Card.

Here is the front of the easel card and below that the card opened up.

Image used is the Kewpie Doll stamp from Wild Frog Creations Rubber Stamps

I got a little teensy bit carried away when adding the flowers to the bottom of the card. It looks like a memorial in a cemetery to me, lol.

I am entering this card into the following challenges (click the link to go directly to the challenge pages):

5. Simon Says Challenge Love is in the Air

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Rose Woman Card

This card is actually another Valentine, although you can't really tell from the outside.  It does have a Valentine friendship verse on the inside for my girlfriend.  I made this one a standard sized card with a grey textured cardstock and a layer of red velvet paper.  Image is the Rose Woman from Wild Frog Creations Rubber Stamps colored with water color pencils.  This is one of my favorite rubber stamps and I'm so sorry that the scan did not pick up the true colors on the card or the image.

I am entering this card into the following challenges (click on the link to go to that challenge):

Top Tip Tuesday #19 Fabulous Flowers

Rose Valentine

Another simple card.  On standard size cardstock layered with designer paper and stickers.  Quick and simple, no stamps used at all this time.

I am entering this card into the following challenges (click the link to go directly to that challenge page):
The Pixie Cottage Challenge #54 Sketch or Flowers
A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge #136 Valentine

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Something Girly

I almost threw the main image in the trash when I had it done, so glad I decided to try to save it.  I had stamped 5 of the bottles from Wild Frog Creations Rubber Stamps "Flasks" plate on cream cardstock, colored them and then put a layer of Crystal Laquer over the top of each, giving them the Glass look.
So far, so good.  Then I dabbed plum paint all around the bottles.   That's when I decided I had ruined the works, lol.  Actually, I did throw it in the trash but then picked it back out.  It was my craft room trash so that's ok, as it's just paper shavings and such.  Decided to put a card together and take a chance that it would turn out.

Used plum cardstock and dug a matching piece of patterned paper out of a wallpaper book.  Little bit of ecru lace and some fibers and I was done.  Figured it wasn't too bad after all.

I am entering this card into:
The Crafty Pad's Challenge #105 Something Girly
Tellen's Place Challenge Polka Dots

Simple Valentine

This Valentine was simple to make.  Just layers of pink cardstock, some punched with my square punches, then tiny heart stickers stuck on the center squares.  Sentiment just stamped on pink and cut out.  It was an easy under 15 minute card to make. 

I've really got to get all these Valentines posted soon so I can get them ready to be sent out.  I only have 3 more to scan.

I am entering this card :
Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge which is to "Use Shades of Your Favorite Color" and we all know that I am not afraid to admit my favorite color is pink!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Shelf Liner Valentines

Once again, two very similar Valentines.  The only difference is the layout.  Both were made using the exact same red cardstock, but the scans make them look different colors.  There are layers of gold foil Christmas wrap leftovers,  and layers of velvety textured paper in shades of red.  The sentimants are actually
stickers.  The hearts were made using a piece of that rubbery type shelf liner for kitchen shelves (also the same stuff is sold to keep throw rugs from slipping).  The shelf liner was inked with several shades of red, pink, gold and silver and gently heat set with a tad of clear embossing powder.   This stuff is fun to work with, as it melts easily and can be shaped and can also give you a good burn when you are trying to shape a melted piece, lol.

I am entering the top card in the following challenges (please click  on the name of the challenge to go directly to their site:

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Zentangle Goddess

Way back in last May I posted a page from the Zentangle Journal I was making and promised to post more pages.  *heavy sigh* I have so many unfinished projects.  I used to be good at finishing what I started, but when I have too many ideas and projects I get behind.  So anyway, here's another page of the someday to be completed journal. (Just stumbled across it again, lol)  I used the Sunset/Sunrise Goddess stamp from Wild Frog Creations Rubber Stamps as the center image, the added zentangles to it and around it to create a frame of sorts.  Click on the pictures, then again when it opens to enlarge them if interested.

Just noticed I scanned it crooked.  Oh well.  In case you missed the post last May or don't remember, I'll save you the trouble of searching back for it and repost the photo here:

This one also uses a rubber stamp from Wild Frog Creations as the center point and I like it much better than the other.  Less structered.  I have 2 other pages (both in progress) for this journal and I hope to someday this year to finish it all and put it together with a piano hinge. Time will tell.

Thanks to Juliet who asked about the size of these!  They are the standard 8 1/2" X 11" cardstock.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Love Valentine

Here is another Valentine that was made without rubber stamps.  It is a standard white cardstock layered with 2 shades of pink and decorative paper.  The sentiment is actually  a sticker.

I am entering this card in the following challenges (click on the links to go to the challenge blogs):

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge  #117  "With Love"
Wags 'n Whispers Challenge # 44 "With Love"
Southern Girls Challenge #10 "Totally Loved Up"
Mark's Finest Papers  "Hearts"

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Paper Scrap Valentines

Here are another 2 Valentines that are vey similar.  Again, I had so much fun with the first that I had to make a second using different colors.  I seldom ever make one card at a time. I did not use any rubber stamps on this card.

These are both standard size cards on black glossy stock.  The center layer of each was done by cutting strips of leftover Christmas gift wrap and adhering it to black glossy cardstock  diagonally in two different directions, then cut to size.

The silver cording is also left over from Christmas packages.  The heart in the center is a wooden heart shape dipped in UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) in my melting pot.  Several colors of glitter and embossing powders were added while the UTEE was still hot, then it was dipped in the clear UTEE again.

I am entering the first card in the following challenges.  Click the links to go to the sites! :

Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Stamp Man Challenge #13

Over at The Stamp Man's Main Blog Challenge #13 is to post your favorite project from last year.  They are also having a blog hop with prizes.

It was hard to pick my favorite project, but I finally decided on my Wild Thing Zig Zag Accordian Card.
Im posting another pic of it here, but click the above link if you want to see more details and pics.

I'm off to enjoy the blog hop!

Challenge Card Frog in a Tea Cup

Made this card today.  I was surfing blogs and came across a few challenges I wanted to join.
Frog image and the letters from the Frog Alphabet are from Wild Frog Creations Rubber Stamps.
I did take a few liberties.  First I colored and enlarged the frog image, then stamped and reduced the alphabet letters.  Wild Frog's angel policy does allow this.  I can't remember where I got the vellum with the teacups on it . . . sigh.

I screwed up tying the bow again. I am seriously bow challenged, lol.

I am entering this card in the following challenges: (Click the links to go to the websites)

Create For Fun's Sketch Challenge Week 2
Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges #5 Anything with an Animal - Sponsered by Wiff of Joy
Gingersnap Creations GC85 Chesnut Theme Challenge - Hot Beverages

Iris Folded Valentines

These two Valentines are almost identical.  I really liked doing this one so I did a second using just a different color for the folding and a different color ink. 

Stamp is from Azadi with the center cut out of the heart and the iris folding is inside the heart.  Hope it shows up in the scan.  I should have used 2 different colors on the red so it would show up better.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Kewpie Doll Card

After work today I tried to get busy cleaning the craft room.  Here's what I did instead, lol.  I'll clean the craft mess tomorrow.

The Kewpie Doll stamp is from Wild Frog Creations.  First photo was a bit light and second photo a bit dark and neither shows the true colors good enough so I'll post both.  I prefer scanning cards, but the lace around the image would have flattened.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

The Cheerful Stamp Pads Challenge #8 Life in Times Past with a prize from Unity Stamps
Scrapbook Sisters Challenge #17 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursdays Challenge #146 Out with the Old
Papertake Weekly Challenges Anything Goes with Lace


I'm finally back online after almost 3 weeks off for Christmas vacation.  I've spent the last 3 days catching up on reading from my blog lists.  Didn't make a lot of comments but enjoyed catching up.  Meanwhile, I've been making Valentines.  I enjoy them so much more than Christmas cards for some reason.  So far I've done 12, lol.  Thought I'd start by posting my 2 least favorites.  These ones are for little kiddos.  On the cute side.

First one uses the "Layer Up" technique from Technique Junkies.  The flowers in the basket and the hair bows are layered up.  Stamps are from Azadi.

2nd card also has stamps from Azadi:

Little kids will like these two. Tomorrow I'll post the card for the teenages, I like them much better.
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