Friday, January 7, 2011

Friday Challenge at JustRite!

Good morning! I can't believe it is Friday already! I was just moaning and complaining that it was Monday! ; ) JustRite is resuming their Friday challenges. (YAY!) This week's challenge is sponsored by Scor Pal. So of course the challenge is to use their product on your card. I am probably not the most creative when it comes to using the Scor Pal......so I stuck with the tried and true lattice design. I used a piece of old Lasting Impressions paper. Scored it and then lightly sanded it. I used a brand new set by JustRite called Mother Nature's Gifts. The sentiment is also new and is part of the Happy Everything set.

The flower was stamped in Versamark and I used white embossing powder. I love the look of this for a change of pace! I broke out the old Prismas that had about 5 inches of dust on 'em and decided to try my hand at coloring. I kind of missed working with these! I colored the image twice and placed the second one on a foam square to give it dimension. The sentiment was stamped on vellum and I used clear embossing powder to seal it.

As a finishing touch, I added a bit of glitter to the edges and some pearls.

Be sure to pop on over to the JustRite blog to see the other designer's use of these fabulous new stamp sets and their innovative ways to use the Scor Pal. (And yes, I am not afraid to admit their use of the Scor Pal far outweighs mine! LOL!)
I have a busy weekend ahead of me. Tonight is date night with the hubby. Tomorrow Kyle takes his entrance exam to the local Catholic High School. (gulp!) Cort has a basketball game in the afternoon to cheer for. And Sunday we are headed downtown with friends to visit the American Girl Doll Store. Cort has to pick out a new outfit for "Gloria!" ; )
Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Faux Tile Tutorial!

Good morning and happy Wednesday to you! I am so excited because today I have my first EVER tutorial debuting over at Splitcoast Stampers!! The tutorial shows you step by step how to get a faux tile look on your cards. I posted this card back in June using a Crafty Secret's image from the Seasonal Friends set.

I decided to create another card using this fun technique. First, I colored my image with Copics......these Copics.....

.......and another Crafty Secret's stamp,Floral Art. I added a bit of stitching, some pearls, and a pretty ribbon to finish it off.

If you want to make a poor gal extremely happy, please pay me a visit over at SCS, and check out my tutorial! I can't wait to see the cards you create using this fun technique! : )
Thanks so much for popping by! You gals really know how to brighten my day! : )

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Release by JustRite!

Good morning and happy Monday to you! I have so enjoyed being home these last two weeks! It was so nice not to have a set schedule, sleep in late, and spend lots of time with the hubby and kiddos. But reality is here.....and I am ready to get back to work, teach my students, and be with my fellow co-workers!

I have a card to share with you from one of JustRite's newest releases. It is called Beautiful Day. It is currently available on their Pre-order website. It is a gorgeous set perfect for Valentine's Day, birthdays, Easter, Mother's Day etc. It can be combined with JustRite's new Happy Everything Tag Kit! I stamped this pretty Snow Drop flower on kraft cardstock using Memento Ink. I colored the leaves and bow in with Copic Markers. The Snow Drop flowers were colored using a paper stump and Papertrey white ink. When the flowers were dry, I added a bit of glue and some clear glitter to them. I also added glossy accents to the bow. The border was stamped in white and embossed with a glittery embossing powder. I used Spellbinder's ovals and Spellbinder's Labels Four, and inked the edges in white. The background was embossed with Papertrey's Linen Impression Plate.

I added a satin ribbon I bought at Michaels.

I hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks so much for stopping by!!! : )