Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tag You're It Challenge #19 -- Faux Postage

I can't remember where I found this challenge. (I've been having short term memory loss -- self-diagnosed -- and am really hoping that I haven't participated in this challenge before!!)

Since I have several "postage" type stamps that I really love, I knew that this was a challenge that I wanted to make something for. Photographing this tag was a challenge in and of itself. So my apologies for the "interesting" photograph. The one thing that I can say is that the colors for once are quite accurate.

The main "postage" stamp is a Hero Arts stamp. The three small leaves stamps, ummmm, I unmounted them a couple of years ago and didn't document well their source.

I'll probably put this tag on a card eventually, but I haven't yet decided exactly what I want to do with it.

Materials: cardstock (stash); stamps (Hero Arts, unknown); ink (black-Colorbox, colored-Ranger distress inks: Brick Red, Pine Needles, Dried Marigold); fibers (EK Success).

As always thanks again for looking.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Challenge Two-fer: TSSC 30 & OCC Limited Supplies

I've been using a lot of designer paper in the cards that I've recently done and I thought that Our Creative Corner's Limited Supplies challenge would be a Challenge. Also as often as I can, I like to use the designs that MaryJo presents at her blog, Technostamper.

So tonight's card uses the OCC challenge of: NO designer paper, along with MaryJo's design drawing for this week.

All of the cardstock used in this card comes from my stash. I shudder to think how truly old it is!!! The little leaves were stamped on the top of the main panel using Versamark, while the bottom of the main panel was embossed with the Cuttlebug distressed stripes folder. (Though you might not be able to tell that the bottom half was embossed from this photo!) The two squares were stamped with Versacolor bark ink; the squares were punched out with a Marvy Uchida square punch, then edges were inked with the same bark ink.

The two squares were mounted with mounting foam to provide a little more interest. I looked at assembling the card without the ribbon or with a bowless ribbon. But in the end I liked the look best as it looks now.

Materials used: cardstock (unknown); stamps: mini leaves, Winter Holidays (Autumn Leaves); ink (Versamark & Versacolor); ribbon (Michaels); adhesives (Pioneer mounting tape & 3M pop-up foam squares); Cuttlebug embossing folder & machine; square punch (Marvy Uchida).

As always, thanks for looking.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #29

Well, 2 posts in 2 days with 2 cards!!! Is that a sign that the mojo muse has returned from Toledo?

I love Mary Jo's blog and challenges. I especially like that during the summer she's posting the Monday lunchtime challenge on Sunday night!!! Since I usually don't see the posts until Feedblitz delivers 'em the next day, the Sunday night posting is a bonus for me.

I had just gotten some new fall papers and rub-on's and stuff and right now have a yearning for all things fall. Especially when it's over 90ยบ and very humid!!!

This was a really fast card to make; I'm thinking like, the proverbial, easy peasy kind. I had to deviate from the original drawing with the brads at the bottom right; just not enough room for 3 brads on this card.

Materials: card base (Georgia Pacific); cardstock (Bazzill); foil paper, rub-on (Me & My Big Ideas); gold designer paper (Die Cuts with a View); brads: (Michaels); embossing folder (Cuttlebug); adhesive (Pioneer Mounting Tape).

Thanks again for looking.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

FSU graduation

Just a quick post; I'm still not doing too much crafting, but I had to get this card out.

My son graduates from Florida State University on Saturday, August 9. His dad & I are so proud of him; he completed his BA in 3 1/2 years, after serving a mission for church for 2 years. He'll get his degree with honors, about which we're also quite proud.

The gold cardstock isn't quite a perfect match for the gold in the FSU colors, but hopefully Ryan won't mind too much.

Materials: cardstock (Bazzill); cap & gown (Jolee's); FS sticker (K & Co - collegiate stickers).

Thanks for looking.