Monday, March 9, 2015

Ruth's new blog is

I am excited to let you know that I now have my very own blog.  I've spread my wings and will be posting my individual projects on my new blog,

Erin and I had so much fun setting up this first blog so we could enter different challenges, and may still post a few things on this one.  However, I'll be concentrating on my new blog for the time being.

Thanks for all the visits and wonderful comments on our shared blog.  I hope you will visit me on my new one, as well!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Pretty Pink Posh card

This card was inspired by Kristina Werner's sewn shaker card.  She made it using Pretty Pink Posh's new Stitched Duo 3 die and reinkers.  I followed Kristina's design very closely, but used regular distress ink pads for the background watercolor effect.  My Pretty Pink Posh order with all the yummy sequins and seed beads hadn't come in yet, so I improvised with some random sequins and beads from my stash.  I used a sentiment from another of Pretty Pink Posh's die sets, since this was a birthday card for my dear daughter who lives out of town.  I do like the way it turned out, and it was very easy and fun to make!

UmWow Studio January sketch

I've used the January UmWow sketch to complete a page for my "My Favorite Things" album.  The picture is one of my husband as he was getting ready to board a plane for a trip last year.  (His annual conference/family visit trip).  I kept things pretty simple while still trying to follow the sketch, below.
Background paper and "love" cut-out are from the Nature Walk collection.  Chevron mask and arrow chipboard are also from UmWowStudio. The bit of color on the paper clip is washi. There's also some gesso swiped across the paper under the chevron molding paste.  All in all, I'm satisfied with the end result - it will blend nicely with my other pages.  (All pages are done using the monthly UmWow sketches)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

UmWow November sketch challenge

UmWow has a super sketch for November's sketch challenge.  I followed it pretty closely, since I was running out of time.  The coloring of the photo is a little off, but it is the most recent one of our first grandchild (6 weeks old) and her happy little family. She's a cutie, and has a sweet personality!
Supplies were from the Nature Walk collection and an UmWow flair.  I painted the bottom of the background paper with gesso for contrast and added a doily and black twine from our stash,

Digistamps4Joy November Challenge

The November free digi from digistamps4joy's monthly Christmas challenge was actually 2 tag digis.  I used one of them for this card.  The other is a sweet and simple snowflake design.
I decided to paper piece the tree and present, and paint the ribbon.  I added a peel off sentiment, some sparkles for the tree and a couple of holiday ribbons to finish off the look.  The card base is a pre-printed one that came in a variety box, and I thought it fit the design nicely.  Thanks for taking a look,

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Digistamps4joy Monthly Christmas Challenge and Halloween card

 This card is for the monthly Digistamps4Joy Christmas Challenge.  It has been fun and very helpful to get a free digi each month for participating.

The next one is a Halloween card for my daughter.  Even though my kids are big, I still like to give them a "treat" every Halloween!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Halloween cards

These are all from various bits and pieces lying around.  I've used an UmWow mask for the moon rays and UmWow bat confetti, as well as rub-ons and stickers from some very old collections.  

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Online Class - Copic for Card Makers Day 3

This is my practice sheet using gray as the 3rd color.  I really like the way this looks and will definitely be practicing this technique some more.  I've looked at all the videos for the rest of the classes, and they are amazing!  I can't wait to try the techniques.

Online Class - Copic for Card Makers Day 2

Here's the practice sheet for day 2 of the online class.  Another day of awesome tips!  I still need to practice lots, but am loving being able to go to the videos as often as I want!  Great class!

Online Class-Copic for Card Makers - Day 1

Day 1 of the online copic for card makers class included great blending tips and techniques.  Here's some of the 2-color blending I did on the practice sheet.