Friday, November 6, 2009

Limited Supply RAK Challenge

The limited supply challenge today was to make a Christmas card and send it as a random act of kindness to someone. I chose to send it to a little boy who is dying of cancer and will not live until Christmas. He is 5 and his name is Noah. His family is having an early Christmas and his one wish is to get lots of cards in the mail. They told us about his story on SCS today and I had a strong desire to make a special card just for him. I thought this stamp would bring a smile to his face because it always brings a smile to mine!
  • Paper: PTI White and Chocolate; SU Dusty Durango & Frosty Days
  • Stamps: House Mouse, Take a Bough (PTI)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories: 5/8" Grosgrain and Chocolate Pearls from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol, Art Deco Glistening Snow Writer, SU Glitter
If you want to send him a card, hand stamped or not, here is the address:

Noah Biorkman
1141 Fountain View Circle
South Lyon, MI48178

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

It's a Three Challenge Day!

This card is for the Embellish Magazine challenge, and also the SCS Sketch challenge for today.
  • Paper: Basic Grey Archaic; SU Cameo Coral, Mellow Moss, Whisper White, and Chocolate Chip
  • Stamps: Wise Owl (PTI), CHF background
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories: Chocolate Brads, 7/8" Chocolate Organdy, Nestabilities, Sponge, Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol
This card is for The Cat's Pajamas challenge this week. I used some Cuttlebug dies to cut the leaves out of a soda pop bottle! It was hard to photograph, and in person it's even more stunning.
  • Paper: SU Basic Black, Basic Grey Indian Summer
  • Stamps: PTI Mixed Messages
  • Ink: Basic Black
  • Accessories: Gold Cord, Gold Brad, Cuttlebug Dies, Soda Bottle
I need a thank-you card for our local firefighters who gave a tour of the firehouse to our Wolf Cub Scouts. Of course, since they are men, I didn't want to give them something feminine. I got this Firefighter Riley a while ago in anticipation of this event. It's hard to photograph the details....I added Crystal Effects to the water, and to simulate the reflective stripes on the uniform, I colored them first with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol, then with a Sakura Stardust pen. It looks soooo cool in person!
  • Paper: East Coast Prep, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White (all SU)
  • Stamps: Riley (Hanna Stamps), Much Appreciated (SU)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Tempting Turquoise
  • Accessoried: Fire Engine Buttons, Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol, 1/2" Circle Punch, Sakura Stardust Pen, Crystal Effects, Nestabilities

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Verve Monday Mojo and SCS Color Challenge

Two challenges with one card tonight. Time for a shaker card, I think. Shaker cards are irresistible! Nobody who sees one can keep themselves from picking it up and shaking it. We all turn into little kids around these things!

I turned Verve's bird into a Christmas Cardinal. I love these birdies that Julee designed. There are three sets with birds in them and they are all just adorable. This card is for two of this week's challenges. I'm a bit behind, so I'm playing catch up.
  • Paper: SU Basic Black, PTI White, The Story of Us (ATD)
  • Ink: SU Real Red
  • Stamps: Anniversary Birds (Verve), Take a Bough (PTI)
  • Accessories: Kaiser Rhinestones, 7/8" Satin Ribbon, window sheet, Nestabilities, microbeads and tiny star confetti

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge

Love this cupcake challenge! I love ladybugs, they just make me happy!!!

The sentiment is actually a straight stamp, but I made it wavy on the clear block before stamping. I did it partly to fit the space and partly because I didn't want to mess with placing it on the blog in a straight line. If in doubt, make it crooked on purpose!!

Card Deets:
  • Stamps: Little Lady (PTI)
  • Paper: SU Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, PTI patterned paper
  • Ink: Real Red, Basic Black
  • Accessories: SU corner punch, Angel's Landing piercing template, Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Snowman Treat Box Tutorial

Sorry, snowman treat box pattern is out for publication.