Tuesday, July 31, 2012

ICAD #61 - Challenge Completed

ICAD #61:
A celebration ICAD....pattern paper, stickles.  Thanks to Daisy Yellow and congrats to those who participated.

Another UIU project.

Monday, July 30, 2012

ICAD #60

ICAD #60
A little tribute to paper flowers. Cut paper and inking.

Another UIU project.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

ICAD #58 and 59

ICAD #58:
Background and embellishment was made from paper toweling that I used in a class at my local scrapbook store given by Jen Starr.  We made a gatefold album and used a ton of glimmer mist.
Paper toweling was used under my project.  Added a few other items and inked.

ICAD #59:
This ICAD did not turn out very well.  I am not a good rubber stamper but I wanted to try the image out.  I stamped  directly on the paper and had to stamp again and cut it out and glue over the top of the image on the paper.  I also tried lettering using 2  distress markers but I did not like the results of that either.  I figured this was a good way to experiment and learning from my mistakes.

Friday, July 27, 2012

ICAD #56 & 57

Busy week for me so I worked on this one while sitting at my computer working on Christmas ideas and decided to do a fast ICAD using green and red markers.

ICAD #56:
ICAD #57:
I was unpacking my bag from a class and grabbed a hand full of markers and did some lines and doodle lines......
These are not great but I just wanted to keep up....so I decided something easy was better than nothing.

Another UIU project.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Postcard #30

This week finds us in India.  I checked out my stack of National Geographics and found this picture of India.

Postcard Front:
Postcard Back:
Story line:
March 3, 2000
Dear Zoey:  Zoey I really miss you and Sophia.  It is hard being on the road and away from my family.  I will have the new contract signed tomorrow., then a trip to the construction site and then I will be home with my family.  Great project.  Can't wait for orphanage to be completed.  Love You and Baby Sophia......Bill

Another UIU project.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

ICAD #54 and 55

ICAD #54:
Magazine photo, stickles, ribbon, rosette.

ICAD #55:

Used lady bug card from a game and inks.

Another UIU project.

Monday, July 23, 2012

ICAD #53

ICAD #53:
Checking out a magazine and cut out some fun images for a sexy hair collage.
Another UIU project.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

ICAD #49, 50, 51 and 52

I decided to try using some chalk inks I have but never use to do the next few cards.

ICAD #49:
Just tried blotting the ink from stamp pad and then used a stencil......ugly.

ICAD #50:
This one I tried using the chalk ink to form a flower and leaves.

ICAD #51:
Got rid of the chalk inks and used a stencil to make a bee and stencil the honey comb.
Markers are more brillant colored than the chalk inks.

ICAD #52:
Used Old dictionary paper and part of an old card....same stencil I used earlier in the week.

UIU projects.

Ribbon/Trim Storage

Here is my new storage for ribbon and trims:

Purchased cone thread holder and wooden spools at yard sale for $2.50.  Makes a nice holder for ribbon and trims.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Postcard #29 - Ireland

This week finds us in Ireland.  I  did a simple postcard.  Used my cricut to cut out letters, inked and stamped a little on the card.   Very simple but it keeps me going.

Front of Postcard:
Back of Postcard:
Postcard reads:
Dear Zoey:
Hope all is well with you, Bill and Baby Sophia.  It is so much fun being best friends and mothers together.  I got an assignment from the newspaper to do some research in Ireland and was able to bring the family along with me.  Beautiful country.  Love....hugs...kisses to you, bill and Sophia. ANN

So the story continues and Zoey and Bill had a baby Girl.....SOPHIA.

This was another UIU postcard......nothing purchased to make this card.   Everything used was in my stash.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

My Attempt at Art Journaling

Okay I have been watching so many Ustreams and even took class at local library about art journaling.   Here is my attempt at art journaling.  My pages are incomplete but I will continue working on them.  Hopefully I will improve as I go along.

Page 1:
Page 2:
Page 3:
Page 4:
Page 5:
Page 6:
Page 7:
Page 8:
Page 9: ( just started this one)
Page 10: (just started this one)

ICAD #48

Lunch inspired ICAD #48:
This was another UIU - use it up project.....made with items from my stash.  Magazine clipping, scrap paper, markers.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

ICAD #44, 45, 46 and 47

I decided to make these cards with only items that were already on my scrap desk.  I used inks, stamps, markers, scribble paint.

ICAD #44
ICAD #45
ICAD #46
ICAD #47
Nothing very exciting but I do need to clean off my desk so I can do something else.

All cards for UIU - use it up things I had in my stash: 

Friday, July 13, 2012

ICAD #42 and 43

ICAD #42
ICAD #43
Very simple have been busy and just trying to keep up with the ICADs.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Postcard #28 - Germany

Most of this week I was on vacation and did not have time to make a great postcard.
I just threw it together because I have a fear of getting so far behind I will give up.  So nothing fancy but I did get it done.

postcard reads:
Dear Ann:  Thanks for inviting Zoey to stay with you while I make this quick trip to Berlin, Germany to finalize the details of the new company contract.  I was worried about having to leave Zoey but I know she loves you and your family and will be well cared for while I am gone.  Thank you see you next week.  Bill.

Again this was another UIU project:

ICAD 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41 - Back from Vacation

I was gone on vacation and am just now posting ICADs.  Most of them are made from pamphlets and flyers I picked up while in North Carolina.

ICAD #36
ICAD #37
ICAD #38
ICAD #39
ICAD #40

ICAD #41
These are all collage and inks.
These were UIU cards: