Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Card Kits

I think that I have almost 150 card kits downstairs in my studio.


The problem is that I like swapping them but then never think to use them. Or if I DO remember them, I don't want to use the stuff that's inside the ziplock!! So I decided to whip one out and force myself to use it. This kit was actually a nice one. I was able to make two and a half cards out of it. This is the card made from the leftovers. The ribbon and solid papers were from my stash ... everything else is kit materials. I tried out my airbrush system to make the background. It turned out OK, but I think I need more practice. I still feel like I'm wasting a TON of compressed air when I first start out!

I'm not sure whose image this is ... I THINK it's a digi image. The question I have for you is this ... what IS this animal? A dog, bear?

Stamps: SU: Fancy Flexible Phrases, unknown digi image
Accessories: brad, ribbon: SU, punches: SU, copics, crystal effects

Saturday, April 24, 2010

KL SNS Challenge 27: Earth Day Colors

Happy Earth Day Week!

Did you all do something to celebrate our Mother Earth? We put in a new planter in our front yard and planted some flowers.

But in case that you DIDN'T do anything to beautify the planet, here is another opportunity to do so. Grab your earth tones (browns, greens and white) and make a card. I love brown and green together. In fact, if I could have MY way ... my bedroom would be painted in those colors. Sadly, my DH likes white walls. Our joke is that he has to paint the bedroom in my colors before I die and every time I get a cold, I tell him to head to Home Depot for paint. Silly aren't we?!!

I used Quentin from High Hopes. This is my last card as a design team member for KL SNS, it's kind of bittersweet to be done. I'll miss everyone greatly, so hippity hop over to Kelly's and buy something!

You have until Friday April 30th at 12 midnight EST to link your entry. The top 3 cards submitted get this amazing Top 3 blinky for their blog sidebar AND one lucky person will win a fabulous prize package!

Stamps: High Hopes: Quentin, SU: unknown set
Accessories: Ribbon, brads, SU punches

Saturday, April 17, 2010

KL SNS Challenge 26: Bling it ON!

When I first read Risa's challenge for KL SNS, my response was ... "Yeah Baby!" I love pink, sparkles and all things girly but as the only girl in my house (except for a lone cat), I don't get a lot of that. I went ALL OUT! I've got sparkly paper, rhinestones, and even used a sparkle gel pen to add that EXTRA bling!

This is a Sweet November stamp from the CC Designs line. I think that she's cute and just perfect for a blingee, girly card. I paper pieced her dress and used my copics to color the rest.

Last week I got a Copic Airbrush System and I was determined to use it for this challenge. I bought these white flowers thinking that I could airbrush them the right color and then found that I really liked the white ones on the card better! It was amusing to watch me airbrush the flowers tho! I kinda forgot to hang on to the flowers and so when I pointed the COMPRESSED AIR in the system at it ... they flew across the room like leaves in the wind. Duh Joanna!

So now you've seen what I've made ... I want to see what YOU can do. Grab anything that sparkles and make something amazing. You have until Friday April 23rd at 12 midnight EST to link your entry.

The top 3 cards submitted get this amazing Top 3 blinky for their blog sidebar.

Stamps: CC Designs, Sweet November-April Rabbit; SU Fancy Flexible Phrases
Accessories: Ribbon, rhinestones, copics, sewing machine, prima flowers, CB "vintage" die

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Jodi

Happy, happy day to my Design Team Sister, Jodi! We at KL SNS are gathering to throw a blog hop and party to celebrate her birthday. If you've come here from Jacilynn's blog ... you are right on track. Otherwise, back up and head over there first.

First, my card. You can tell that I admire Jodi's work since I broke out the Bo-Bunny paper. I love this stuff but tend to hoard it!! The pig stamp is from Hambo. I love this stamp company because all their stamps are REALLY funny. The sentiment matches perfectly but it's actually from Eat Cake Graphics.

And what's a party without cake (as my piggy friends can certainly attest) so I whipped up a cake to celebrate Jodi's day. OK, those of you who know me can stop laughing. This is my friend Mary William's cake. She has turned her immense talents to cake making and trust me, they are pretty AND tasty!

So Jodi, I hope your day is wonderful. Head on over to Kathy's blog to continue your celebration!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Kelly!!!!

It's Kelly's birthday today! Can you give me a "woot, woot?!!" We all decided to make birthday cards to celebrate her day.

I made a Joy-Fold card. I first admired this kind of folding on Jacque's blog: Joie de Vivre. She does AMAZING cards. I really do recommend that you take a minute to check out her blog. The astounding thing about Jacque is that she has only been making cards for less than 2 years. Wow!

This stamp is Sweet Kiki which is currently out of stock but Kelly DOES have some new CC Designs. I am drooling over Puppy Kiki. It's really cute.

So stop by Kelly's blog, admire her projects and give her some love. I certainly hope that her birthday is happy, restful and all that she wants it to be. Love ya girl.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

KL SNS Challenge #25 Organic!

Happy Saturday and welcome to another KL SNS challenge. Kathy is our hostess and she'd like us to think about the coming Earth Day holiday and use something organic on our cards.

When I first read the challenge I was stumped ... what's organic that would work on a card? I thought about leaves or flowers but I was worried that they would wilt and start to look bad. I settled on seeds and went to see the only person I know who can grow things in this house ... my husband.

Me: Hey, I need some seeds to make a card
Ken: OK (can you tell he's used to odd things coming out of my mouth?!!) What kind?
Me: Black or blue, preferably round.
Ken: Joanna, I meant what kind of vegetable or flower seed do you want to grow?
Me: I don't care what it grows ... I just want something pretty.

I won't go on from there but let's just say he walked away, shaking his head at me! I ended up using corn seeds and then coloring them black with a sharpie marker. When I saw my fingertips ... I was REALLY wishing that my Copic Airbrush system had arrived. Wouldn't you know it, the day AFTER I finished this card ... it arrived. I am VERY excited to play with that little baby!

Apparently I'm in a Swiss Dot kinda mood since this is the THIRD card that I've used the folder with in the last week. Oh well.

So groove on over to KL SNS, and check out the new Stampavie and CC Designs, then whip up something organic and amazing. Feel free to combine any other challenges with your entry, and use any stamps that you own . Just don't forget to use something, ANYTHING organic.

You have until Friday, April 16th.
at 12 midnight EST to link your entry.

The top 3 cards submitted get the coveted Top 3 blinky for their blog sidebar.

Stamps: Henri Playing with Turtles, Stampavie; For You, Stampin' Up
Accessories: Swiss Dot CB folder, Oval Nestibilities, Corn seeds and Copic Markers

Saturday, April 3, 2010

KL SNS Challenge #24

3-2-1 ... Blast-Off!

I sort of feel like an astronaut today. My boys have their legos out and are building rockets and crashing them into each other. I suppose that they got the idea from me when I was in the creative mood and I kept muttering, "3-2-1? hmmmm..." Each time the legos crash, they look at me to see if I'm going to bust them for throwing toys and then giggle. Technically, they aren't throwing ...

But back to stamping ... Kelly is our hostess at KL SNS and her challenge to us is to use a 3-2-1 recipe to create a fabulous card. That means; 1 image/sentiment, 2 DP for added pizazz, and 3 embellishments. It's actually harder than you would think. Frankly I thought this card was whimpering for a "Here comes Peter Cottontail" or at the very least a "Hippity Hoppity, Easter's on it's Way" but I restrained myself.

This is image is from C.C. Designs, Sweet November line. How stinkin' cute is it?!! All the stamps in this new line are REALLY cute (seriously, go see for yourself!)

So ... do YOU want to be an astronaut and join us in our countdown? Grab your stamps and head on over to KL SNS!!

Feel free to combine any other challenges with your entry. As always you can use any stamps that you like but remember the recipe ... 3-2-1!!

You have until Friday, April 9nd.
at 12 midnight EST
to link your entry.

Remember the top 3 cards submitted get the coveted Top 3 blinky for their blog sidebar.