Wednesday, February 22, 2012

SAS4K challenge

Hi Everybody,

Today I have a card that I made to enter into the SAS4K challenge.  This challenge is to make a Spring or Easter card suitable for a child (as always).  I made several of these and they will be added to the cards I will be sending to Lynnette to take to Stollery Childrens' Hospital in Edmonton.

I love the way these cards turned out and they are easy peasy to make.  I used a center step tutorial on Split Coast Stampers for the base.  Beacause i wanted the center panel to be a little wider, I changed up the measurements a little and made the side panels 3/4" instead of 1".
I used an oval nestability to make the mask and sponged around it to highlight the area where the little chickie goes.  Also used nestabiltiies for the sentiment label. 

I have seen many variations of the chick and so not sure who to give credit for that.  I used Stampin Up punches- large oval and scallop circle and sponged the edges.  And of course, googlie eyes and a tuft of feather.  The eggshell is a Hot Off the Press clear stamp called Small Easter Chick.  I used markers to color the stamp, stamped it, used the same oval punch and then trimmed off the top chick part.  Put everything together, and I was done.

Hope you liked my card today.

Now I am off to get the SAS4K package ready to mail.

Wishing a Happy Day to you.

Theresa in Kitimat

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Finally, CCAYR challenge cards

Hi Everybody,

Well, I have finally finished my cards for the CCAYR challenge.  Since it is Valentines month, the challenge was to use a heart somewhere on the card. 

I started these cards right after the challege was announced and just finished them today.  I used a free digi from Beyond the Fringe Crafts.  I am adding a link to the actual digi here.  If you use digi stamps, you really should check out this site.  Carmen is a Canadian gal and she has a lovely site and the most delightful digis.  Thank you Carmen for all the digis I have downloaded from your site.
The cards I made are really straight forward.  I printed the digis, colored them, cut them out and used a black paper for matting.  I then found matching papers for the base and more matting paper.  Added some bling and/or glitter and I was done.  Oh, and amazingly, I only used one little piece of ribbon.   I do love to use ribbon. 
Not sure why it took nearly three weeks to finish these cards :-).

So, that is my post for today.  I hope you are all having a super weekend.  Mine has been good so far, except it is snowing.   Please, please, no more snow.  I NEED sping to come soon.

Happy Day to you all.
Theresa in Kitimat

Sunday, February 12, 2012

What was working, is not working now.

Hi Everybody,

In regards to my last post, I checked out the links I gave for the Nickjr. spin art site before I posted and it was working well, to both print and email.  When I tried the site this morning, the image I created would neither print nor send.  I am so sorry if I sent you on a wild goose chase.

I will email them and see what is up.

I do hope your weekend is going well.  Mine is (other than the Nickjr. site not working).
My son is coming over this morning for breakfast and we will skype with his family, who are living in Switzerland for a year.  What a great way to keep in touch with friends and family.

Happy day to you.

Theresa in Kitimat

Friday, February 10, 2012

I'm a kid, at heart.

Hi Everybody,
I am busy finishing off my card package to send to Lynnette for Stollery Hospital but I want to do a quick post to show you the card I am adding to the SAS4K challenge(anything goes).  You should check this out.  There are prizes to be won :-).

I always try to add masculine cards for the boys, even though they are somewhat hard for me to make.  These cards are a lot of fun, though.

The images are from Stampin Up.  The slider tag was cut with my CB and the ep is Black Opal from Judikins.

And now, the fun part.
 I remember the spin art kit my kids played with when they were young.  Well, when I was watching my granddaughter (before she started school), we would spend some time playing on the computer.  One of her favorite places was nickjr. and we found a spot where you could generate spin art.  We made sheets and sheets of spin art and printed a lot of them.  I have since made a few of these on my own and found that it is better to email them to myself and then print from the image I save from the email.  I can get two spin arts on a page and resize if I like.  If you check this site out, you have to move the bottle around quite a bit to get it to put down color.  It is a lot of fun, even if you are a tad older than a Nickjr.

Here is another site I found to generate spin art.  This one is cool too, but you are limited to the colors you can use.

So, that is it for today.  I hope you all have a great weekend.

Theresa in Kitimat

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Cst challenge

Hi Everybody,
Happy Thursday to you.
Here is a card I have submitted to our weekly CST challenge.  This week is winged things.

The focal image is a cut out design.  I saved this image ages ago and I am sorry, I have no idea where I got it from, but I do have the design saved.  I printed the dragonfly and then used the template to cut out the black silhouette, being careful to leave the outline in tact.  I used the outline to sponge the background color.  I sponged the brown and then the blue with pigment ink and then added sparklie ep to the wings.  Then I glued the cut out black design over the background, offsetting it just a little.  I added the sentiment (actually, I stamped the sentiment first) and then lined everything up.  I added a few layers of matting and I was done.

If you have any questions or would like the template, please email me.

Hope you are having a great day.

Theresa in Kitimat