Monday, May 28, 2012

Holtz it Right There Challenge!

This weeks CAS (Clean And Simple) Challenge at Jackson's Digital Expressions is Anything Goes with an optional twist to use a Tim Holtz product.  I used the Tea Dye Distress Ink.  I inked everything on this card including the finished colored image. Colored with Prismacolor pencils, Spellbinder's circle die, papers by My Mind's Eye - Lime Twist paper pad, and Daddy and Me digital image by Robert Jackson.

inside sentiment by Verve Stamps

Come join the challenge this usual it's Anything Goes but you can add the twist if you like!! 
Thanks for stopping by!   Kathi    :)

Outlawz CAS - something you love
One Stop Craft Challenge - #184 For the Boys
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges - #12 For the Boys
Charisma Cardz Challenge - No Flowers Allowed!
Digi Doodle Shop Challenges - Let's Go Spotty
Quirky Crafts Challenges - Challenge 11 Quirky Dots, Spots, Stripes & Ribbons!


Happy Memorial Day!

I hope everyone is having a relaxing and safe holiday!  Today we took my son, Niko, who's 2 1/2 to the RI Veteran's Cemetery to visit my grandfather's grave. My grandfather served in the Navy in WWII and his ship was attacked and sunk.  He was injured but saved one of his fellow sailors by swimming him to shore.  He never received his Purple Heart but he was always our Hero with a heart of gold  :)  Here are some pictures of Niko enjoying all of the flags.

Enjoy the rest of your day and if your out stay safe and wear your seat belts! 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sewing card

Here is a card I'm entering in Meljen's Designs #109 - Mom.  

Supplies:  papers by My Mind's Eye - Quite Contrary 6x6 paper pack
Spellbinders Lacey Circle
Meljen's Digi "Sewing Machine"
colored with Prismacolors

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all my fellow crafting Mom's and Grandmom's!  Here is a photo album I made for my awesome mom and best role model I could ever ask for!  Love you Mom!!

Supplies:  IKEA frame
                                                                                 MFT stamps: Cute-a-tude (girl)
                                                                                 MFT digital stamp: TB + TD (boy)
                                                                                 Jolee's crystal (center of flower)
                                                                                 Glossy Accents: girls shoes
                                                                                 Prismacolor pencils
                                                                                 papers from my stash

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Jackson's Digital Expressions Challenge and some tips!

This week it's my turn to host the new Inks and Such challenge at JDE!  Inks and Such is a challenge where you can showcase your coloring talents.  And soon we will have tutorials and tip and techniques to share with you.  This week I challenged the DT to make a card that was not the typical A4 size.  I made two this week.
This is a new release called Moma's Suga.  I used Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.  Colors used: 942,940,914,941,946,945,927,1093,1065,906,1086,929,1014.  I inked the edges of the scalloped oval with a pigment ink then went over it with the nub and Gamsol and it actually smoothed it out nicely!

Here is a gift card holder made using the Just Shoes XI image.  Colored with Prismacolors 932,956,1008,935.  The card holder base is made by folding the Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Grand Labels Eleven die cut in half.  I used a Cuttlebug folder to emboss once folded in half.  Don't you wish they would either name or # their folders so I could tell you exactly which one was used?  Anyway, scalloped circle and center circle both Spellbinders.  Hard to tell but there are dots of Stickles around the scallops.

Here's a visual for the die except your score line will be down the center.

Here's a tip for making the pennant if you don't have a die or SVG:

Place the end of the paper diagonal in a square punch, see the top left corner, that will be the inside of your pennant "tail".

So that's it!  Come check out the amazing talent of the other DT members at JDE and join us for this new challenge!

Kathi   :)

Challenges:  Skip to My Lou - Made by You Monday
                   Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Show us your punches/dies
                   Digi Doodle Shop Challenges - Anything Goes
                   Crafty Sentiments Designs - Mother's Day
                   STAMP N doodle - Mother's Day
                   Tuesday Throwdown - Motherly Love
                   Kaboodle Doodles - #118 Honoring Mothers
                   Love to Create Challenge Blog - #14 For Mom/Special Lady
                   The Pink Elephant Challenge Blog - All About Mom
                  Tuesday Alchemy - Mother Dear

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Save the Earth Cricut Crawl

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is having their version of a blog hop.  The challenge is to use a recycled item and a cut from a Cricut cartridge.  I used the crayon from the Locker Talk cartridge and I used a frosting container....yum....  The star paper is an older one by Imaginisce called Let's Pretend.

I love recycling in my crafts and I had several of these frosting containers just waiting to be used...and no I didn't eat the frosting just for this challenge!  Not that I wouldn't if I had to though!  LOL!!

Kathi   :)