Sunday, November 22, 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge #56

Here is my card for the WOJ Challenge #56. I've used similar paper from My Mind's Eye Holiday Collection as my last card post.  In all honesty, these are not my favorite colors but I'm really liking the papers and the way they work together.
Somewhere in the mess of me decorating the mounds today in my craft room I lost my list of what I used for this card and I apologize for that.  I need to be more organized and promise to make that my ONLY New Year resolution.......... 

Now I remember a few things........LOL
Paper:  My Mind's Eye Holiday Glitter Book
Creative Memories Silver Metallic
Image & Sentiment:  Wiff of Joy illustrated by Elizabeth Bell
MS Icicle border punch & Snowflake punch
Aqua Stickles, Silver Smooch, Detail Silver Emobssing Power, & Mint Shimmerz
Button from stash
Copics:  I'd put them away too soon and list MIA, Sorry!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by. As always, your comments are much appreciated.
"Hugs" Granny

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

MoJo Challenge Week 113

Happy Tuesday to everyone!  That all nighter 2 nights in a row almost did me in but I'm back to normal (whatever that is).  Here is my card for the MoJo Challenge Week #113.

I know, I need a lesson in photography so maybe when I get Photoshop installed and mastered (ha!) MAYBE my pics will turn out better.  Below is kinda a side view, and just maybe, you will be able to see the sparkle and glitter of the papers.  I sure hope so because they are very beautiful.

Here is a pic of the Copics that were  used.

Card size: 5.5" x 7.5" - I'm really liking what  you can do with this size card
Papers used:  My Mind's Eye Holiday Glitter Book; Creative Memories Metalic Gold
Snowflakes: MS Snowflake punch - Stardust Stickles, Copics BG11 & BG 15
Stamp: Willow with Christmas Candle from Whiff of Joy - If you haven't seen their new winter stamps please hop on over because you definitely won't be disappointed. Willow is from their Elizabeth Bell Winter Collection.
Sentiment is from Hero Arts -Archiver's Exclusive 2008.
Other: Spellbinders Classic Small Rectangle Die; Gold Stickles; Ribbon from stash; Gold Liquid Pearls on Bells

Thanks so much for stopping by. All comments are warmly appreciated.  Hope to see you again real soon.
"Hugs" Granny

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Friday Sketchers #78 Challenge

The signature is there this time. It's been so long since I used PowerPoint that I forgot to group the picture and the signature block......DUH!  It's only 5:56 am here and I haven't been to bed yet....  Will I pay dearly later in the day for this all nighter......LOL

I really struggled with this challenge and I have no clue why, but I finally got it done.  The paper is from DCWV and the ribbon is from my stash as are the Prima poinsettias. The image is from Whiff of Joy and the first time I've used it, but as always, I love Elizabeth Bell's stamps and the winner of this challenge gets a complete set of the Elizabeth Bell Special Edition Ornament Collection sponsored by SCADC.  If  you want to play, hop on over to Friday Sketchers and participate in the challenge.  I'm just hoping that "Mr. Random" picks my number......Oh please, please, please, Mr. R!

Here is a picture of the copics I used.  Can't  imagine why I have to use so many copics to color one small image but maybe it's because I need lessons in coloring........LOL

Thanks for stopping by to visit. Please leave me a comment so I can come visit you.  Have a fantatic weekend!
"Hugs" Granny

MoJo Monday Week 112

We all survived Friday the 13th without any bad luck and I hope the day was as good for you all.  Here is my take on the Week 112 Challenge. I just got to have all the glitz and glitter I can get on everything and usually tend to overdo, but I love the serenity of this paper and the colors.

Oops! I added a signature box to the picture in PowerPoint but for some reasoon it didn't get inlcuded in this one so I'll try it again on my next card and hope I can figure out what I did wrong. 

The card is 5.5" x 7.75" and a size that I don't often do. The silver mat paper is from Creative Memories, the patterened paper is new and from Peppermint exclusive to JoAnn's. I used Spellbinders Large Octagon and Large Scalloped Octagon Nestabilities.  The snowflakes were punched using MS snowflake punch and then covered with stickles.  There are two snowflakes to each one with a pop dot in between to give them a 3D effect.  The stamp is from JustRite's new Merry Christmas set and heat embossed with Rangers Detail Silver. I really like using my enveloper to make the envelopes for my cards because I can make them any size I want and give them enough depth so that the embellishments don't get crushed

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for stopping by. Please leave me a comment so I can hop over to visit your blog.
"Hugs" Granny

Friday, November 13, 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge #55

Here is my card for the WOJ Color Challenge using, brown, orange, and ivory.  Boy, did I have a hard time trying to figure out what stamp to use and paper for a Christmas card with these colors........LOL  After 5 hours I finally got it done.  Slow I am!!!  Hope you enjoy!

Since I did her with red hair think I'll hop on over and enter this card in the Copic Creations Challenge #15. Those 5 hours don't look so bad after all now.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.  Have a safe Friday the 13th.  I'm hybernating in my craft room ALL day tomorrow.........
"Hugs" Granny

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Our Daily Bread Design Challenge - Show Us The Shimmer!

My new OBDC stamps arrived and I've inked them all up.  If you missed the blog  hop last week you really missed out on some beautiful cards by the DT.

Quoted from the OBDC Blog "One more reminder that we have a Design Team Challenge going on right now... and you really should play along, because you could win a $30.00 Store Credit to purchase anything in the Our Daily Bread designs Store! Check out the November DT Challenge " Show us the Shimmer"!

Here is my card for the challenge from 2 different angles and I sure hope you can see all that "SHIMMER".

Recipe for card:  6" x 6" square
Paper:    Gold Leaf from Effects Papercraft; My Minds Eye Holiday Glitter Book
Stamps:   Our Daily Bread Design November Release: Blessed Christmas & Christmas Verses
Inks:  Tuxedo Memento Black - Stampabilities Embossing Pad & Ranger Detail Gold Embossing Powder
Die Cut:  Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Labels
Copics:  To color the poinsettias BG11 & BG 16
I painted Stickles on the poinsettias and added small crystals to the center.  The brads are from my stash as is the ribbon.

That's it for me for the night so sleep tight and I'll see ya real soon.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.
"Hugs" Granny

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Table Tents & Wedding Program

Finally, the 300 programs and the table tents are complete for the wedding Saturday.  We are all so excited and I wanted to share with you what I've been working on for the past few days.  This is going to be a VERY short post because the next 3 days are whirlwind days.........LOL

The paper is from The PaperTemptress and coordinates with the invitations we did awhile back.  We used Copper, Sparking Merlot and vellum.  This paper is absolutely wonderful to work with.  I hope you can see the beautiful effects of the Opal shimmer paper with the text.  It is so elegant!
Table tents for wedding party table & family tables.

Next are pictures of the 300 programs we finished.  Same paper and colors, and the ribbon is from Hobby Lobby that is almost a perfect match for the copper paper.  I've loved doing the invitations, programs, and table tents for them and they seem to very pleased.  Sorry about the fingers but just no way to keep them out of the pictures.

Thanks so much for stopping by. As always, your comments are very much appreciated.  I'll be back soon with more pictures from the rehersal and dinner tomorrow night then from the wedding Saturday evening.  Doubt you can tell what a proud grandma this is here............
"Hugs" Granny