Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ways to use it Challenge....Glam Up the Designer Paper!

Good morning!! I got an urgant Grandma 911 call this morning at 7:00am and shortly after that 2 year old Gabe came to visit!! Now that he is taking a nap, I can get my uploads finished!! After running, lifting, chasing, changing, and did I do all that for three kids?? Let me tell ya...being a Grandma (Gabe calls me Mema) is the icing on the cupcake!!! Anyway.......

The Ways to Use It challenge on Splitcoast today is to glam up the designer paper.....emboss it, add glitter, stickles,
flocking, etc. I used Red Stickles and Dazzling Diamonds on the hearts of the K&Co. dp to add a little pizzazz.

The adorable Charliene Cowgirl image from Clear Dollar Stamps was stamped twice with Memento Rich Cocoa onto white shimmery paper and colored with copics. The body and barrel were cutout and attached with dimensionals over the other stamped image. The hearts and sentiment from Clear Dollar Stamps's January Stamp of the Month were stamped with Rose Red onto white and Regal Rose cs...the dots stamp from the SOM was used on the white hearts.

The layers were all cutout with Nestabilities, the Pink Pirouette layer was run through the cuttlebug with the heart folder, a heart corner punch was used on the corners, and the ribbon and heart bling finish it off.

The closeup shows the sparkle on all the hearts in the background and the heart bling on her saddle and the sentiment.
This Valentine is for one of my sweet little DGD's.
Recipe: Stamps: Charliene Cowgirl from Clear Dollar Stamps
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Shimmery White, K&Co. dp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Rose Red
Accessories: Ribbon, Hrart Bling, Punches, Nestabilities, Dimensionals, Stickles, Dazzling Diamonds, Cuttlebug

I made another WT challenge Valentine using my friend Chrissy's beautifully designed stamp set called Love Blooms from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. The images were all colored with copics, cutout, and attached with dimensionals. The sentiment is a dollar stamp from Michael's. The Nestabilities Label 1 dies were used to cut out the Pink Pirouette and Baja Breeze layers and I free hand cut the Rose Romance and Ruby Red layers.
I have been hoarding the Rose Romance paper for years....I actually cut into one of the three I had left for this card...only for you, Chrissy!!!

I added Red stickles to the hearts on the background paper and on the sentiment. Ribbons were added as the finishing touch.
This Valentine is going to my DH!!
Recipe: Stamps: Love Blooms by Sweet 'n Sassy
Paper: Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Rose Romance, Ruby Red, White, My Minds Eye dp
Ink: Memento Black, Regal Rose
Accessories: Red Stickles, Ribbon, Copics, Dimensionals, Scalloped Round Punch, Nestabilities
Thanks sooo much for visiting today....I hope everyone has a fabulous day!! It is going to be in the 70's here today so I think Gabe and I will take a little walk after his nap.


Anonymous said...

OMG!! That little horsey is too stinkin' cute!! Love the background papers with the glittery hearts and cupcakes!! The bottom one is just gorgeous!! WOW!! TFS!

PixieHouse Creations said...

ohh i love that ikkle horse sooo cute
you have made some stunning cards,Ive just found your blog via Jerri
Wendy xx

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Both cards are just charming Joan!! I love all the wonderful details you've included. And the colors are so fun and cheery!

Stacy Morgan said...

She looks so glamorus Joan. hee hee Love love the border and great sparkle. Your Valentine chocolates and roses look great!

Norine said...

the first one is adorable and the second is so pretty love them both

Jodi Collins said...

Oh my word! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that little horsey! All your attention to detail makes for stunning cards Joan!!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Wow, Joan! These are both drop-dead GORGEOUS!!! Love what you've done with Chrissy's set...beautiful!

Julia Aston said...

How fun you have a 2 year old with you today!!and it's in the 70's? Yikes! we are 29 today but may have a heat wave at 40 later today!! then back to the deep freeze over the weekend!

I love your fun hores and pretty shimmer on your paper - and the roses on the second are wonderful - super cards Joan!

Jacquel said...

Beautiful cards Joan! love both of them and how you *dolled* them up!!!

Betty Wright said...

Both are fantastic, Joan!!!!! Love the horsey surrounded by all those glitzy cupcakes!!!! The card on the bottom is just gorgeous!!!! Great colors and detailing!!!!

Chris said...

Hi GF, sorry I haven't been to visit you for a while and yikes I've missed so much! Your cards today are stunningly gorgeous and I love how you altered the dp on the first one. Love that horsey image you've coloured so expertly. Your second card is fabulous, the image that your friend designed is wonderful and your colouring, colour scheme and that special paper are superb, I just love everything about it and so will your lucky DH! Sounds like you've had a busy day Mema (that's so cute) and you have temps in the 70's, oh how lovely, it's so cold here! Have a great weekend Joan. Hugs, Chris

Rose Ann said...

I love both of your cards, Joan!! Your little horse is so cute, and your flowers and treats...pretty and yummy!! ;)

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Two completely different styles and yet both are wonderfully done

Christi Flores said...

Wow!! That horsey is too cute and that SNS card is gorgeous!!!!!!

Anne Harada said...

Amazing detail, I just love it!

Shirley said...

Glad to see you used him again. He is such a show stealer and your BG and design is perfect for him again!

Danita said...

All I can say about this one Joan is O M G!!! This is just STUNNING!!! I wonder if Chrissy has seen this??? You outdid yourself with her GORGEOUS stamp set!!! Bravo, gf!!!!

Laurie Wilson said...

Both cards are so beautiful! Love these colors and embellishments!

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