Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A snowy, cold, crunchy, icy night (wooo, sure beats melting over here :)

Yet another challenge for the SCS DTGD team. I am beyond exhausted, laying on my side, typing this and my husband is bringing food in and throwing it at me - EAT!!! You need to EAT!

I am laying in scrap paper, glue dot backing papers, scissors (yes, 3 of them), paper punches, paper packs, a score board, newspapers, cat food, and ... shall I go on? Cause it's too ugly to picture. Oh, and glitter, lots and lots of glitter. At least it's not in my eyes and nose again.

This is a stamp from Stampendous, but doesn't have a name because I bought it used. The embossing folder is Cuttlebug Snowflakes. I used three colors of Memento inks to sponge the sky and snow: Summer Sky, Aegean Sea and Night Sky. I used white gel pen on the tree limbs and roof, a bit on the snow, and sprinkled Stampin' Up Diamond glitter over it. I tried really hard to make it look like a few flakes were blowing off the trees towards and across the moon.
Added a few clear rhinestones and I was done. (Cardstock from GKD, and Bazzill blue).

Thank you so much for looking!

A Hershey Chocolate Nugget Treat Mail Box!!

I know, it's a cutie, huh? I found the template searching for a way to meet a challenge at SCS DTGD, and found this at:

It's so TINY! But it's going to our mail lady and hopefully make her heart smile. She really does go the extra mile to bring us packages.

You can see the measurements above at Gigi's blog. Enjoy!!!

Thank you for coming by and looking!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Hi there buddies,

To say I am completely exhausted is a total understatement. I can barely keep my eyes open, let alone type anything that makes sense.

I've made 12 cards (?) in the last few days. It usually takes me about 3 days to make one card. My brain is overcooked oatmeal now.

Be that as it may, I made another challenge card for SCS DTGD. This is Riley. I love this guy.

The card base is from GKD in Sand. This time I tore the white card 'on purpose.' I edged it with some color by Memento inks, Sea Breeze. Added a lot of Stickles Diamond glue, cut out the image with Spellbinders labels 16, edged it with blue, colored him with Memento markers, and added sparkle to him to make it look brrrr cold.

The background is embossed with Sizzix Snow Burst embossing folder. I added some orange jute, a sparkly snowflake and a big blue rhinestone in the middle.

The sentiment (Hero Arts "Everyday Sayings") was stamped onto Spellbinders Fancy Tags 1, and added two more little blue rhinestones. I think I covered everything.

May all your days be filled with ink. Many thanks, and much aloha to you ~ Rosy

Thank you so much for coming by for a look!!!

Just Skating By...

Hi stamping friends,

Isn't he a cutie? He's from Gina K. Designs, "Penguin Joy." I used cardstock, pattern paper and ribbon from GKD.

I colored and used inks by Memento. The ear muffs are Liquid Applique with heat tool to puff them up. I added sparkly snowflakes and ice, even his beak, with the Stickles Diamonds glue.

The sentiment label is Spellbinders Deckle rectangle, and the back of it is pattern paper cut with a Fiskar's scallop-y type scissors. Focal Image cut with Spellbinders Labels 16. Add rhinestones.

Does the pattern paper kinda look like nighttime with snow falling? That's what I was imagining :)

Thank you for stopping by and looking!!!

I Love You!

I love my husband, kids and grandkids. I hope I've told them enough times, and want to keep on telling them. So this card is going to one of them, just in case she forgot.

A friend in Virginia (Hi Penny) sent me the die cut flat flower layers. I colored, curled, and glued them together, adding the stamens to the center. It is very 3D :)  Another friend (Hi Shari in Canada) sent me the sparkly, multi color butterfly and leaves die cuts. I colored the leaves and added a sentiment from JustRite stamps. I used the Swiss Dot embossing folder from Cuttlebug on the yellow background, and the Stampin' Up Snow Burst embossing folder to the white oval. Used the EK Success tag punch for the sentiment, added some sponging and pearls, rounded a couple corners, and was done.

Now, the get it in the mail, along with several other cards I've made for different ones.

What Can I Say?

It's humorous for sure. What gal hasn't smiled or batted an eyelash at a guy ;D   Me! Just kidding.

That's why this stamp set makes me chuckle - it has lots of funny sayings in it. Tami Mayberry designed the set called "Girl Talk" and it's available at Gina K. Designs.

I love embossing folders. This one is by Sizzix called "Berry Splash." (These are also my high school colors, too). I colored it quickly with Memento markers, added a sparkle here and there (including her eye glasses), sheer ribbon, a button from GKD and some orange jute. The corners are cut with Cropadile 'Cloud" corner chompers.

Thank you so much for looking!!!

Very Grateful!

Konichiwa Stampers!

This is another card for SCS DTGD. I used a variety of stamps -- the little kimono girl I think is a Stampendous wood mounted stamp I've had for a long time. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up. And the beautiful chevron borders at the bottom are from "Pretty Patterns" a stamp set from Melanie Muenchinger available at Gina K. Designs.

I colored her with Prismacolor pencils, blended with Gamsol, and added a touch of Sakura clear glitter pen here and there, used Memento inks for the chevrons and sentiment, then added the rhinestones, button and jute to finish. It's kinda CAS ;)

Thank you so much for looking!!!

Hey Surfer Dude!

Hi there cardmaking buddies,

This was for a color challenge at SCS DTGD (I'm out of breath - whew!) those people can really kick out cards!

I turned a gatefold base on its side so that it opens up top-ways.

Stamp set "Our Craft Lounge" (I forget the set name right now, sorry).

Used the Cuttlebug Waves embossing folder, some GKD "Sand" and "White" Pure Luxury card stock, some Martha Stewart (I think) striped pattern paper, and Bazzill orange for layering. Colored and sponged with Memento markers and inks, added a touch of orange jute and finished up the inside.

Oopsy, sorry it's crooked! Thank you so much for looking!

Heart Happy

Dear friends,

You can see why I am exhausted. I am not used to making one card after another, and am quickly pooping out over at SCS DTGD challenges.

I got into an inky mess with this one, but it was lots of fun.

It started out as a CAS card, then I tore up the lovely floral paper when applying monoadhesive, and 'had to' turn it into a vintage shabby chic card (rats) :D :D :D

I loved applying the Darice Falling Leaves embossing folder onto the floral Anna Griffin pattern paper! Using Memento inks (Bamboo Leaves, Sahara Sand and Angel Pink) I got busy distressing up the whole card. I added a strip of distressed pattern paper to the top of the inside of the card too, and cut the border with a Fiskar's pinking-type edge scissors.

A dear friend in Canada (Hi Shari) sent me the sentiment tag, so I am not sure which company makes the die. It covered another hole I tore into the pattern paper nicely :/

To finish up, I sprayed Perfect Pearls shimmer spray in Pearl all over the place, even on my face (by accident).

Enjoy - make your boo boos into wow wow's!!!!

Thank you so much for looking!!!

Dainty Dots

Hi, again friends,

This almost started to look like a Target advertisement, so I had to monkey with it :)

Another challenge for SCS DTGD, red and white. I stamped a little flower from My Mind's Eye "Fiddlesticks Story" and the sentiment from JustRite Stamps "Grand Sentiments."

I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder as well as Martha Stewart Doily Edge border punch. After stamping the flower in red, I punched it out with a 1 inch circle punch, followed by red card 1-1/3 inch punch for each little background.

Papers from GKD Pure Luxury. I used some red rhinestones for accents, and edged the sentiment in red. Inks from Memento. Kinda CAS for me.

All my best to you and much aloha, Rosy

Thank you for looking!

Sweet Friend

Hi, again,

I've been too busy with trying to keep up with the SCS DTGD challenges. Really, you have to be way strong and healthy (not to mention fast) when playing that one! Not me LOL!

This challenge was to use ribbon in a 'different' way. So I made a couple tabs and tucked them under the split background layer.

I love Theresa Momber's art and this is one of her stamp sets "Birds and Blossoms" available at GKD. I also used Stampin' Up for the scalloped layer background: Irish Blessing (green) and Lace (lavender). I used the Cuttlebug "Twigs" embossing folder, some Copics to color, added a touch of glitter to butterfly and flowers, as well as Liquid Pearls Mint Green to flower centers. There's only ONE rhinestone on my whole card :D and JustRite sentiment taken from "Just the Right Words" stamp set. The focal image is cut from Spellbinders Labels #10.

Thanks so much for looking!!!

SCS DTGD Challenge Belleek Technique

Dear friends,

Many of you know and possibly follow Kittie Kraft blog which I just love to peek at also. She is amazing with paper punches and other techniques. This is one she does to perfection and this is my first try. It mimics the beautiful Irish porcelain and pottery art.

All you do is pick an embossing folder, one that may closely resemble flourishes or botany, and add ink to the front (or top) flap of the folder. It's the flap with the company logo or printing on it. Add your white cardstock inside the folder carefully and run through your Cuttlebug, Big Shot or other embosser. When you open the folder, out pops these beautiful letter pressed type Belleek designs.

I used Memento chalk ink and just tapped gently onto the folder. It cleaned up easily with a baby wipe. I'm sure you can get really fancy with a brayer and other inks, too. Any way you do it, have some fun. And thanks, Kittie, for your creativity!

Aloha! Rosy ♥

My recipe:

Anna Griffin "Aviary" embossing folder, Memento Pixi Dust pink ink, and GKD Pure Luxury White cardstock. I added a layer of Bazzill green to the back, a friend in Canada sent me the tag for sentiment (from GKD Assorted Greetings), and I added a few pearls and spring green ribbon to finish. I stamped the inside with JustRite Stamps lacy border in Memento New Sprout ink, which is a very light faded type of green.

Thank you for looking!

Monday, July 29, 2013

A Classic Purse

I've always wanted to try making a little paper purse. I used a template from MelStampz at Splitcoaststampers. Made for one of the DTGD challenges :)

There are even little pearls for the bottom 'feet' of the purse.

Besides using a basic template, I used pattern paper from Jillibean Soup (Apple Cheddar Soup) and a nestie die from Spellbinder, Labels 15, both for the flap of the purse. There are little gold floral deco embellies on the straps as well as crystal encrusted embellie for the front flap.

Thanks so much for looking!!!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

SplitcoastStampers (SCS) Dare to Get Dirty (DTGD or 'inky') Challenges

This was is for the first challenge, hosted by Lydia aka UnderstandBlue --

Thank you so much for looking!

Be sure to join us for these card challenges at:  SCS DTGD

Card Recipe:

Stamp Set from Gina K. Designs, "Winter Wings" by Asela Hopkins
Cardstock (Pure Luxury White 120#, Black Onyx 100#
Inks: Memento
Paint: Yasumoto Shimmer Watercolors
PSX Detail Gold embossing powder; embossing buddy
Spellbinders Classic Ovals and Lacy Ovals dies
Viva Pearl Pen "Gold"
Cuttlebug folder 'fans'
Crop a dile Corner Chomper "deco"
Scor Tape 1/4"
Monoadhesive tape runner
Black ribbon, black adhesive-backed half pearls
Pigma Micron Pen, black #0.45 mm

Sunday, July 21, 2013

A Penny Roller (kinetic) card for our very mobile grandson, Kyle :)

When I was half way done working on this, I misplaced it. This is very easy to do on 'my side of the bed.' My husband fears to venture onto my nightstand or crafting bins... (play Jaws music here.)

So I found it today and set it on the scoreboard. The cat (the big cat) stood on it, then sat on it while I had my head turned. By the time I moved her off, it was newly creased in several more places. (I love my cats I love my cats I love my cats).

Poor card looks like it's been sat on, run over, and folded up, but I finished it and am mailing it away anyhow. I even made my first amateur video to show its moving parts (below) and you will see why I don't make YouTube or any other videos.

Stamp set, pattern paper and (crumpled) card stock, white, 80# and 120# by Gina K. Designs. Stamp sets are "Life's a Beach" (isn't it though?) and "On the Move" for the sentiment. I just hand printed the letters for Kyle's name.

I saw a picture of Kyle the other day, uploaded to Facebook - so sweet! He had been swimming. He's going to be four this fall. When I asked our other grandma who lives near them to please kiss Kyle for me, all she said was, "If we can catch him." I think that explains this card.

Please - no hate mail. I really don't have a clue how to make a video, and the radio was playing in the background, Hawai'ian music. Aloha.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Shades of Orange

Today at StampTV Lee began a new Live Chat Challenge that will be a new on every other Saturday I believe. Check it out! Today's challenge is to use some Gina K. Design floral stamps and an encouraging sentiment, then send the card to a friend who could really use the card now. Since I had also just watched a new technique for sponging on YouTube, I incorporated that into my challenge card.

Entered Into STV Live Chat Challenge: Floral Encouragement card

Come on over and play along with us. Gina will be giving away a fabulous prize!!!

I stamped the flowers, leaves and butterflies from the stamp set in Wild Honey distress ink. I gently sponged the outer edges of the image with Dried Marigold, leaving the center of the image lighter. Then I sponged darker Wild Honey around the edges and corners, including sponging the edges really dark. This will help the image to 'pop' on a white card base.

Stamp set: Summer Blooms by Gina K. Designs
Cardstock also by Gina K. Designs, Pure Luxury White

Friday, July 19, 2013

Color Me Creative Guest Designer

Have you ever seen any of Suzanne Dean's Coloring Tutorials? They are amazing! Her videos taught me to understand the basics of using Copic and other alcohol ink colors. I am only a beginner. By watching others' techniques you can lose your fear and begin to grow with coloring! Here are some of Suzanne's How to Color with Copic videos: Suzanne on YouTube

I am honored to be asked to guest design at Suzanne's Color Me Creative Copic Challenge !

The sponsor and prizes for this challenge is from digital Artist Alicia. You can see her digi images at her Etsy Shop here: Alicia's Little Shop

Here is my sample, using Alicia's Ballerina (without the included bunny). One great ability with digi images is that you can make them larger or smaller according to your needs at the time

Also entered into the TTCRD July 16 Anything Goes Challenge

Thank you so much for looking!

Card Recipe

Card size 7 x 5-1/2

Digital Stamp: Ballerina (without included rabbit) by Alicia (link above) colored, cut out adhesive pop dots on back for dimension

CS: Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury White 120#, Green Apple layer; Bazzill pink.

Memory Box Butterflies die, punched Jillibean Soup (Winter Tortellini & Spinach Soup) pattern paper, covered with Glossy Accents
Spellbinder Lacy Rectangles large die, cut/embossed/softly sponged with Memento Angel Pink ink
EK Success 1-1/2 inch scallop circle for flower
Cuttlebug Vintage Corners, foil adhered to chipboard

Leaves stamped "A Year of Flowers by Melanie Muenchinger," colored, cut out, rolled with pencil. Adhesive pop dots to back.
Mulberry roses and large handmade flower colored with:
  Memento Angel Pink and Rhubarb Stalk inks, softly painted with Perfect Pearls "Pearl" mixed w/water, Glue Dots to backs
Pearl button brad to center of large flower is colored with Copic RV13
All white adhesive back pearls by Queen & Company colored with Copic RV13
Lime color ribbon 1/4" satin
Rhinestones by KaiserCraft Hot Pink, Crystal Elements in Clear
Stickles Diamonds (petticoat under tutu)
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Cherry Blossom (green layer)
Scor Tape to adhere all layers together

Copic Markers Used

Skin - E50, E51, E53. Cheeks RV00, RV10

Hair - E31, E33, E35, E15

Outfit , lips, ribbon on her hair - RV000, RV00, RV02, RV10, RV13, RV14

Eyes, flower on dress, leaves under flowers - YG03, YG05, YG11, YG23, YG25

Monday, July 15, 2013

Build Dreams, Camping

For our oldest grandson, Evan.

He went on a camping trip to Catalina Island (California). He's getting older all the time! So I made this card for him to help mark another adventure in his life.

Stamp Set: The Good Life by Theresa Momber, available at Gina K. Designs
This scene is colored with Memento Markers, touched up with Stickles Diamonds and Stardust glitter pens in Yellow (Coleman lantern) and clear (metal chair frames and pegs for tent).
I wanted the fish to look like trout so painted them with pink and blue, a touch of lavender, then spread Stickles over them. I added stickles to the fire, too.

The tent is paper pieced and pop dotted, as are the fire, lantern, the fish and the sentiment.

I cut the ends off a toothpick, then colored it lightly with brown, used Glossy Accents to attach to card.

Add twine at the bottom, and the aqua Bazzill paper in the background is embossed with Stampin' Up Square Lattice.

Entered Into: The Outlawz, Twisted Thursday Challenge

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look!!!!

Pink Vintage Trailer

We have some good friends north of Los Angeles and we go waaaay back. They restore vintage pull trailers. When I saw this stamp, I just HAD to make them a card with it. I hope they like it ;)

Stamp set: "The Good Life" by Gina K. Designs
Cardstock: base 120# GKD Pure Luxury White; pink by Bazzill
Ink Memento Black, New Sprout, Sea Breeze, Rhubarb
Colored with Copic Markers, Sakura Clear and Pink glitter pens
Modern Word Punch by Stampin' Up
Fiskar's scallop border punch
Button, twine, lime and pink rhinestones, Corner Chomper photo corners
Adhesive pop dots (sentiment), glue dot (button), Glossy Accents behind rhinestones, twine knot

Entered into: The Outlawz, Paper a la Mode, "Favorite Tool"

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!

Color on Color, I chose Yellow

Hello friends,

This card is an answer to a challenge from Gina at Stamp TV for her Release Challenge last week. She asked us to stamp an image onto a color piece of cardstock, then use similar colors to finish the coloring. I used Copic markers.

Stamp set: "Arranged with Love" by Melanie Muenchinger at GKD
Cardstock: Sweet Corn by GKD; I used Bazzill for the orange layer and the top pale yellow layer
Stickles Diamonds to centers of some of the flowers

Thank you truly for stopping by and commenting!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Gold Embossed Bouquet

I am doing the mental moon walk here -- think this may be a CAS card {finally}! Why are CAS cards so hard for me? This time I made up my mind to just stop, use lots of white space, stop, walk away, deep breathe, and leave it alone LOL.

I stamped Spring Blossoms from Flourishes (won a stamp set from them THANK YOU FLOURISHES) in VersaMark, sprinkled detail gold embossing powder, hit it with the heat tool, then colored in with Copics and Spectrum Noir.

Happy accident: cut the yellow layer incorrectly, so just used two squares of it, pop dots behind it, scored the main card and added three pearls. PAU (pronounced POW in Hawai'ian = done, finished!)

All cardstock by Gina K. Designs (120#, 80#)
Stamps by Flourishes, "Spring Blossoms"

Entered into: 

The Outlawz, Copic Coloring Challenge, #CPC062813

Color Me Creative, Summer Challenge #71

I truly appreciate each visitor and your comments!
Thank you for coming by ♥ Aloha ♥