Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It's Dare to Get Dirty Time!

Today I am hosting one of the Dare to Get Dirty challenges over at Splitcoaststampers! If you are a Fan Club member, you can play along! If you aren't a Fan Club member yet, you should be! Click here to find out all about it!

This is one of the samples that I made for my challenge today. The other one is posted on the Splitcoast Facebook page today and will be posted here later this week! Click on the photo for a close-up!
I can't share the details of the challenge here (good reason to join the SCS Fan Club!), but I hope that you will come find out what it's all about and play along!
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cosmo Cricket DP  
Accessories: white dotted organdy (Really Reasonable Ribbon), pink pom pom trim (Hobby Lobby), paper piercer, paper flower (Prima), Wordsworth vellum tag

Other challenges for this card:

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Whooo Gives a Hoot?

This week's Deconstructed Sketch was one of my favorites so far!
There are so many fun things that you can do with it!

I chose a digi image by I Brake For Stamps called HOOT.

I printed my image on Georgia Pacific white cardstock and colored in with Copic Markers. My designer paper is from the Basic Grey Bittersweet Collection.

The Deconstructed Sketch girls have some terrific samples to show, so be sure to have a visit at their blogs too!
Amber Hight (out this week)
Judy Rozema, Guest Designer <---you are here!
To play along, link up your sketch creation HERE!

Stamps: Hoot digital image (I Brake For Stamps)
Ink: Copic Markers
Paper: White (Georgia Pacific), Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!), Bittersweet DP (Baisc Grey)
Accessories and Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folders, Spellbinders Circle and Rectangle dies, Sweet N' Sassy scallop die, Really Reasonable Ribbon mini ric rac, jumbo sentiment brad (stash)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wine A Little!

Today we have a brand new color challenge for you at the Color Throwdown, courtesy of Tammy! I LOVE these colors together!
I stamped my images in Rich Razzleberry ink and then colored part of the bottle in with Copics and added a gem to the top of the bottle. I added three trims, a couple of patterned papers (Memory Box), a border punch (Martha Stewart), and some more little gems around the sentiment (Recollections).

My images are from Rubbernecker Stamps: Wine Bottle SKU:639-03 and wine a little SKU:640-04.
My trims are from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Now it's time to check out the AMAZING creations from the rest of the CTD Team!
Wanda Cullen
Judy Rozema
(July Guest Designer) <---You are here!

I so enjoyed being the July Guest Designer for the Color Throwdown!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Accordian Fan Fold

I love hoarding my designer paper that has images on it rather than just patterns. I decided that at least once a month I have to make a project that uses some of that paper, and today is it for July! The paper is the Mariposa Stack from DCWV. I chose the accordian fan pattern first, and then found a contrasting pattern for the background second. 
The fan was made by cutting a piece of the paper 8 X 2 inches. I used my Scor-Buddy to score every 1/4 inch. When I got to the end, I just turned it around to complete the scoring.
I held the fan in place with 1/4 inch Scor-Tape. I added some thin rub-on letters to the bird cage part of the designer paper for a sentiment ("thinking of you"). I adhered the fan, button, and Ivory Box Pleated Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon) with 1/4 inch Scor-Tape (RRR) as well. I added a bit of  Light Green Curly Sparkling Trim (RRR) to the button.

Really Reasonable Ribbon is having a great SALE TODAY! Read all about it HERE.

Other challenges for this card:

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A New Sketch!

I always look forward to Thursdays 
with a new Deconstructed Sketch! Here is this week's:
And my wedding card design:
I stamped my sentiment (Inkadinkadoo) with VersaFine Onyx Black ink and then cut it out using a Long Rectangle die (Spellbinders). I added a Fancy Tag die (Spellbinders) to each side, some pearls and a tulle flower spray. 

The Deconstructed Sketch girls have some terrific samples to show, so be sure to have a visit at their blogs too!
To play along, link up your sketch creation HERE!
Stamps: It's a Beautiful Day (Inkadinkadoo)
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories and Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Hobby Lobby black/white ribbon and tulle floral spray, Kaiser Pearls, Spellbinders dies

Other challenges for this card:
Paper Shelter Challenge - anything goes
The Perfect Sentiment - must have sentiment on front - anything goes
Waste Not Wednesday - always "use your forgotten stuff" (ribbon)
WordArt Wednesdays - use an encouraging uplifting sentiment     

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Color Throwdown + Rubber Stamp Tapestry = Floral Delight!

Today's challenge #201 at the Color Throwdown was perfect for almost any of my Rubber Stamp Tapestry images. CTD Team Member Wanda Cullen chose some lovely colors that are fabulous for floral cards. Take a look:

I chose to use the Backyard Butterfly peg stamp set and make a round card with my Spellbinders dies and Stampin' Up!'s large oval punch for the sentiment (Flowers Feed the Soul, also from Rubber Stamp Tapestry).

The shades of color were achieved by stamping without reinking. I cut out the butterfly from the set and added it to the little sentiment tag, then added pearls to the More Mustard flowers. The polka dot designer paper is by The Paper Studio.

Last week each designer had blog candy to give away to celebrate Challenge #200. You can see all the winners on the Color Throwdown blog here. My winner was Lana of Lana's Layouts!  Lana, please email me (see sidebar) with your complete name and address so I can send out your goodies!

Come play along with us!
Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week! 

Wanda Cullen
Judy Rozema
(July Guest Designer) <---You are here!

Other challenges for this card: 
LEJ Designs - Anything Goes 
Top Tip Tuesday - It's All About Circles
Artistic Stampers - Circles 
Card and Scrap - Wings 
Card Cupids Wings 
Lia Stampz Challenge - Anything goes 
Art With No Boundaries - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show... - Anything Goes  
Crafty Boots - BINGO (green, pearls, yellow)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Lemon Lime is Fine

Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon and CardMaker Summertime Blog Hop! We are teaming up today to show you some awesome Summertime designs and give you the opportunity to win some prizes!

Be sure to start at the CardMaker blog so you don't miss out on one little thing! If you arrived here from Anya's blog, you are in the right spot! If not, head back to the CardMaker blog (I am the 5th spot in the hop, so you don't have far to go!).

Today we are highlighting the July Ribbon Club kit from Really Reasonable Ribbon. Each 13th of the month it's the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop where we highlight the Ribbon Club! I LOVE Bonnie's choices for the July ribbon club package. If you really love ribbon and would like to have a wonderful assortment of ribbons sent to you automatically each month, just join the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club! Monthly ribbon club assortments are selected and pre-packed to reflect a specific theme, color, or holiday season. The assortments vary from month to month, but an average assortment has 5-8 different ribbon styles and consists of 10-15 yards of ribbon. You will love it! Take a peek:
My card today uses fun papers from Cosmo Cricket's DeLovely collection and a sentiment from Rubbernecker Stamps called Thinking of You. My ribbon is the gorgeous Apple Green Satin from RRR with a little Aqua Baker's Twine on top. I used my 1/4" Scor-Tape to hold down the ruched ribbon.
Click on the photo for a close-up!
Be sure to check out the CardMaker and Really Reasonable Ribbon blogs often for inspiration and fun projects! You can learn more about the prizes from RRR at your last stop on the hop. 

Now off to BONNIE'S blog for some amazing inspiration from our fearless leader!

Stamps: thinking of you SKU:629-06 by Rubbernecker Stamps
Paper: Whisper White (Stampin' Up!), DeLovely DP (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Pink Passion, Pretty in Pink, Green Galore
Accessories: Hot Pink Pearls (Kaiser), Scallop Border Punch (EK Success), Oval and Scalloped Oval dies (Spellbinders), button (Favorite Findings), Apple Green Satin Ribbon and Aqua Baker's Twine (RRR)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Love and a Sketch

Thursdays mean a new sketch from Jen at Deconstructing Jen! I am having so much fun being the DS Guest Designer this summer!

Today's sketch is just up my alley, as it has a lot of layers:
I decided to use some of my favorite "pretty papers" for this sketch. Pink Paislee's Butterfly Collection is beautiful, and was the basis for this design. I stamped my "LOVE" sentiment (Rubbernecker Stamps) with Crumb Cake ink.
The lace trims are from Really Reasonable Ribbon (see supply list).

The Deconstructed Sketch girls have some terrific samples to show, so be sure to have a visit at their blogs too!
To play along, link up your sketch creation HERE!

Stamps: Love SKU:646-09 (Rubbernecker Stamps)
Ink: Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: River Rock, Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up!), Butterfly Collection (Pink Paislee)
Accessories: Paper rose (Wild Orchid), Ivory Crochet Lace and Penelope Natural Lace Trim (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Rhinestones (Recollections)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Let's Celebrate #200!

It's a special day for The Color Throwdown! It's time to celebrate CTD #200!! We have a fabulous challenge for you today and LOTS of prizes and candy, so be sure to check out the CTD blog for all the deets!

Lynn has chosen some fun colors for this week! Take a peek:
Aren't they yummy? I had a few ideas rolling around in my head, so you may see this combination again soon! I finally decided on a fun digital image from I Brake For Stamps called Flamingo.
I colored Flamingo with Copic markers, added some Prima flowers, scallops from Sweet 'N Sassy's scallop dies, a clip, and some fun twill from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
IBFS has a super cute line of digital images here. And if you use the code SAVE10JUDY at check out, you can save 10% off your order!

Now for some fun candy!! To be eligible to win my blog candy today, you need to comment on all of the CTD designers' blogs (including mine), and participate in this week's challenge! What is my candy? Take a peek:
Who doesn't need a roll of Scor-Tape? I use it every day! I am also including a FUN SURPRISE BAG of embellishments that you will love AND the Flamingo digital image! You have until next Monday night at 5:00 PM CST to comment, participate, and win this candy!

There is a LOT more fun stuff you could win, so hop on over to The Color Throwdown blog to see what it is!

Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week! 

Wanda Cullen
Judy Rozema
(July Guest Designer) <---You are here!

Stamps: Flamingo Digital Image by I Brake For Stamps
Ink: Copic markers
Paper: Chocolate Chip, GP White, My Mind's Eye DP
Accessories: Spellbinders dies, Light Blue Twill (RRR), Prima flowers, jumbo brad (The Paper Studio), Scallop dies (SNSS)

Friday, July 6, 2012

Play Ball!

I hope all my American friends had a wonderful Independence Day! 
I love baseball, and it's all-American to me! I stamped this little baseball player from MS76 Full Plate (I Brake for Stamps) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored in using Copic markers. I computer generated the sentiment and then cut it out with a Spellbinders pennant die. The designer paper pennants are made from Authentique's Glory Collection.

I hope you will come play along in our new July challenge at the I Brake for Challenges blog!

Other challenges for this card:
Crafting for all Seasons - Patriotic/Military/ Fireworks
Divas by Design - red, white, blue
Dude Time Doodles - must be masculine - Fun in the Sun
Freshly Brewed - summertime
Paper Pretties - any occasion card
Penny's Paper-Crafty - red, white, blue
Whimsy Inspiration - anything goes 
Card a Day Blog - Guy cards

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Let's Accessorize!

It's Thursday and that means a new sketch from Jen and it's Deconstructed Sketch 59! We also have a sponsor today, Peachy Keen Stamps and the Country Bumpkin line! I used the sweet Gracee Goose for my card. I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored her with Copic markers. If you look closely (or click on the photo), you will see she has a row of Kaiser Chino pearls that she is using to accessorize today!

The pearls, Chevron Striped Yellow Twill and Aqua Baker's Twine are all available at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

The Deconstructed Sketch girls have some terrific samples to show, so be sure to have a visit at their blogs too!
To play along and find out about this week's fabulous prize, link up your sketch creation HERE!

Stamps: Gracee Goose (Country Bumpkin) by Peachy Keen Stamps
Paper: Pool Party, Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!), White (Georgia Pacific), Dots & Stripes, Summer Days DP (Echo Park) 
Accessories and Tools: distressing tool, buttons, Aqua Baker's Twine and Chevron Striped Yellow Twill, Kaiser Chino Pearls (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Threading Water border punch (Fiskars), Spellbinders label die

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Guest Designing with The Color Throwdown!

Happy Independence Day!

Today begins a month of fun as the Guest Designer at The Color Throwdown
Each week, a new color challenge is posted on the Color Throwdown blog.
I am thrilled to be joining the very talented CTD team, 
who provide amazing inspiration every single week!
Today Lori chose a perfect color combination for Independence Day:
Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake, Real Red and Night of Navy.
 My card is made using a cute set from Paper Smooches called Vegtastic.
I stamped my images with Memento Tuxedo Black and paper pieced the tomato.
The tag is embossed with a Cuttlebug strip that made me think of ketchup blotches!

Be sure to check out the amazing samples by the DT and play along!

Other challenges for this card: 
Card Cupids - Use ribbon, twine or washi tape 
Mema's Crafts - Anything goes

Stamps: Vegtastic (Paper Smooches)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Turquoise Baker's Twine (Really Reasonable Ribbon), button

Sunday, July 1, 2012

A Little Round Get Well

Today I am hosting the Featured Stamper Challenge at Splitcoast.
Congratulations to Loll Thompson! 
Loll's gallery is sure to delight your eyes - especially if you like CAS designs. 

She has a GORGEOUS gallery, and I could case her for a long time! 
Here is Loll's sweet card I cased.
I kept her circle shape, layout (flipped) and theme, 
but changed colors and images and added dew drops and distressing.

My images are by Rubbernecker Stamps. I stamped off Paint Splattered Screen in Certainly Celery ink, then stamped again on my Whisper White cardstock. The flowers are from Floral Set 1, and are inked with Rose Red, as is the Sending Thoughts sentiment. I added three little Robin's Nest Dew Drops and mounted everything on a Rose Red Scalloped Circle, cut with a Spellbinders die. Fun and cute and easy!

Other challenges for this card:
Penny Black and More - Summer Blooms 
Robyn`s Fetish - Distressing  
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Use Something New (new stamps!)
Allsorts - In Bloom 
Crafty Calendar - June Flowers in Bloom  
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday – Circles 

Stamps: Floral Set 1 SKU:645-01, Paint Splattered Screen SKU:615, Sending Thoughts SKU:652-10 by Rubbernecker Stamps 
Paper: Rose Red, Whisper White 
Ink: Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Always Artichoke 
Accessories: Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle dies, Robin's Nest Dew Drops, distressing tool 
Techniques: distressing