Friday, January 18, 2013

Catching Up


I've got an assortment of cards and other projects for various challenges that I have been working on this week.  First up is a card for A Blog Named Hero Challenge #18:  Golden Oldie and Color Throwdown CTD225.  




I chose to use Hero Arts Silly Scape, which was one of the first stamps I ever bought.  I still love it, but it rarely comes out to play anymore, because I almost never take my wooden stamps out.   My colors are PTI Hibiscus Burst, Kraft, Sweet Blush and Orange Zest.  I paper pieced all the buildings and popped them up with varying depths of foam tape.  The piece on the side is a bit of hand made plaid using PTI Background Basics Super Stripes, and the sentiment is Hero Arts.



Speaking of wooden stamps, I thought I'd show you my home made stamp positioner (I was too cheap at the time to buy a Stamp-a-Majig).




Next up is a card for this week's ColourQ #172 and Moxie Fab #49:  Make your Own Background Paper.  I used PTI Funky Florals in Hibiscus Burst, Limeade Ice, SU Real Red to stamp a background pattern, with a section masked off for my Think Big Favorites sentiment stamped in Memento Grey Flannel.  I used a great tutorial on Simplicity to help me with the random placement (which isn't actually random at all).





I have some die cuts that I am sending to some crafty friends (you know who you are) and used this week's Make it Monday #100:  Packaging cards with Oversized Embellishments to pretty up my clear envelopes to hold everything together.








This card is for this week's CASology #27, where the cue word is 'blue'.  I kept thinking of baby cards, so I used PTI Happy Hexagon to make a card for a baby boy.  I used all three PTI blues--Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, and Enchanted Evening.





And, finally--a card I have been wanting to try ever since I got Knit Bits and Background Basics Striped Sweater--A sweater card with skates--for my niece who loves to figure skate.  Tracey was nice enough to send me some skates and other images from that set.



Here is a peek at the inside:



Well, that's it for me today.  I don't have the energy to write up all the supplies, but let me know if you have any questions.


Thanks for Visiting

35 comments :

  1. OMG - I'm killing myself laughing here - a lego stampamajig (the Lego is probably more expensive than the stamp positioner, but I'm sure you had it lying around your house! Clever, clever!) This is a real treasure trove of cards - I really love your blue baby card - it looks like a quilt! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week, Joyce!

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  2. Sorry, but I HAVE to comment on your cityscape card, too - what a lot of work that must have been, but it's SO COOL! So fun to see something new and different done with that stamp!

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  3. Such a fantastic lineup of work Joyce! I love each one! That cityscape is awesome and the colors WORK IT. Your bag of embellies is DELIGHTFUL.

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  4. Joyce how funny!!! I love your stampamajig!
    Thanks for all the eye candy...love the sweater card the colours are beautiful

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  5. Love the lego positioner .... also love the fabulous city.

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  6. I am dying here Joyce, I just pinned every card and project on this page. You were so incredible productive today and produced the most fabulous creations! CASing all of them my friend! Lots of why didn't I think of that moments! Off to go through Ben's Lego (shh yes it is still in his closet!).

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  7. oh my, stampers everywhere will be raiding the Lego box tonight! Great to see a wood mount stamp used & I love the cityscape card!

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  8. I love that cityscape...
    such a fun stamp and such a fun card...
    love the colors and plaid!
    The sweater with skates...
    perfect for a teen!
    And what lucky friends to get some fabby goodies!! :)
    And what a perfect baby boy card!
    LOVE the homemade positioner...
    Legos...
    more than just for building!! :)

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  9. What a wonderful collection of fabulous creations! I love your cityscape! Fabulous - and your plaid is awesome. I have to agree with Ardyth on the Lego stamp positioned. Hysterical! You've got to love it. Your background paper is gorgeous with the CQC colors. Love your Make It Monday package and your blue baby hexagon design is wonderful. Your niece is sure to love her sweater/skating card. All of these are fabulous. It's cold here in NJ tonight. That sweater brings warming thoughts. Thanks for your visits to my blog. Feels good to have made a couple of things. You are such an encouraging force and I thank you.

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  10. Where do I start!
    I will start with your best ever amazing …JOYCE A MA JIG….. you are too smart I love this idea ! Too bad you can not see the excitement as I saw that.
    Love…. that first wooden stamp. I use many of my wooden stamps and will always love them. That is a great one and it looks so current. Love all the cards you made but I have to tell you that blue one will be a winner! I have to get busy and make a MIM card and soon. Hope enjoy your weekend Joyce.

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  11. Love the colorful cityscape--looks fabulous! Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown.

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  12. My goodness they are all fabulous, Joyce! I love the Hero Arts image - do you find that the red rubber stamps better than clear stamps? I think I prefer them actually.

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  13. Fabulous!!! I love them all! That Cityscape card has my first vote though, it's amazing. :-)

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  14. Joyce, every single one of your cards is terrific! I really love the blue hexagons, just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

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  15. Where do I start? Amazing cards - love your lego stamp-a-majig that's a great idea. Love that your have stamped all of these cards (no patterned paper needed). The funky floral embellished package really caught my eye and I'm sure your niece will love the ice-skating card.

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  16. holy cow there are a lot of amazing projects here! love your city scape, the adorable sweater, your use of the cqc colors, but that stamp a ma jig you created....genius!! now i wish i had some legos!! i'm going to have visit a friend with kids..lol!! so smart!

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  17. I've got to say what an amazing parade of cards, wow! Each is so wonderful for the challenge presented, you really knocked it out of the park!

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  18. OMG, Joyce, you are a riot! LOVE the silly-scape stamp with all the paper piecing~fab idea! Speaking of FAB ~ your lego-a-jig is genius! All of your cards for these challenges are totally awesome :)

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  19. You make us all feel like slackers, Joyce! When you do an assortment like this, you overwhelm us with your imagination and your industry and your artistic talent! WOWZA!

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  20. Ooh, what fun cards! You get so much done, Joyce.... I'm in awe of you!

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  21. All of them are so pretty, I just love the blue hexagon baby card, just perfect. I don't know how you manage to make so many gorgeous cards, can I have a bit of your mojo?

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  22. Great card...I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/01/52-card-pickup-23.html?m=1

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  23. Wow! What a bunch of fantastic cards. Especially love the blue card.
    Great job on the paper piecing.
    Love your stamp positioner. Very creative and cheap too!!!

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  24. You've been very busy Joyce - all beautiful cards but I think I like the first one best...sometimes the old stamps are the best! And I love your stamp positioner! Will definitely be stealing that idea (because I'm too cheap to buy one too!)

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  25. Wow so many cards!!! You have lots of new year mojo going on, that is so great!! Thanks for playing with us at A Blog Named Hero!

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  26. Oh man Joyce, this post is amazing!!! I really love the cityscape, its so colorful, and I'm cracking up about your lego stamp-a-ma-jig!!!!! I truly love the sweater card, too. The skates look perfect slung across the shoulder that way!

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  27. Wauw, you've been busy and I really love them all!! Great combinations of colors and surprising details! My fave is the blue baby card, great idea to use those stamps for a baby card!!
    Hugs, Wendy

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  28. Girl, you've been very busy. How do you find the time? Love everything as usual. Glad you were able to join us this week at the ColourQ.

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  29. Oh my you have been so productive and put me to shame! I love the skater card with that gorgeous sweater and the random background paper is beautiful.

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  30. What a fabulous assortment of cards, wowee!
    Love the blue hexagons, they are perfect for a new baby! Thanks for playing along at CASology!

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  31. Holy crow! Still laughing here about your truly genius creation: the Lego-ma-jig! HA! You know the crafty Moms reading your post will be raiding their child's Lego's now! Your card creations are over the top phenomenal! TFS!

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  32. WOW!!! You have been busy! I love the cityscape--those colors are wonderful. And I had to laugh about your Lego tool--very clever! Great baby card using the blue hexagons and I love the sweater card with the skates. Even the inside is wonderfully decorated!

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  33. Wow, awesome cards! Thanks for joining us at the CTD!

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  34. oh my, oh my, I've only been away from your blog a couple days, and yet I've missed about a billion cards! That city scape is AH-mazing!!! It's so good I had to click on it to see all the detail. And that's when I noticed you used glossy accents on your clock face!! You didn't even say! That is so neat!! Of course the Lego positioner is a riot, wait until I show my kids. And thanks for the link on random stamping. I agree that it's hard to do well. But I see that you pulled it off!

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  35. Hey Joyce! Thanks for linking this up to the Make Your Own Background Paper Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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