Friday, April 30, 2010

Just For Fun Challenge #9
(Blue, Red & Cream)


I LOVE the colors this week!!! :) For this card I used Bazzill's "String of Pearls" cut to 6 x6 for my card; edges are rounded on the right. Background paper is Graphic 45's "Fashionista" line---one of my favs.! Lace, pearls, safety pin & pop-up dots are from The Paper Studio; sequin's is from ribbon FX; necklace charm is from Bead Landing. Ribbon & hat pin are from my stash. JFF Stamp is F2483 Daisy, colored with my chalk kit from H. L.; liquid glass from CTMH, is added to hat, belt & shoes. Spellbinder's die is S5-022 Labels 10---one of my new favs.! Pop-up dots (previously mentioned) are placed behind die. All edges are chalked in Chestnut Roan from Color Box.

Be sure and check out all the JFF Designers blogs, to see what they've created for the challenge this week. Blogs are listed to the right.

Monday, April 26, 2010


I have been ready to burst and just tell random people on the street that I am on Just For Fun's design team, since I found out I was chosen. But I have refrained, I've been good and kept quiet. But now I can tell everybody!!!! :)

I am so honored to be chosen for JFF's design team, and I am very excited to be
working with such a talented group of people. I look forward to seeing what everybody designs for the Friday challenges.

I made a card for the JFF Challenge #8. It's a little late, but it's posted below. Hope you like it! :)

Just For Fun Challenge #8
(Blue, Grey & Orange)

"Vermeer's Girl With a Pearl Earring"

I am an Art History buff, and I love this painting by Vermeer, one of my favorites. When I seen that JFF had this stamp I HAD to have it. :) Hope you like the card.

The paper for the card (pastel blue) and background (neutral grey) are both from The Paper Company. I could not find orange paper that I liked, so I made my own. Taking a plain white sheet of paper I used my Color Box (petal point) in Summer Daze, to create various shades of orange on my paper. Starting with the lightest shade I ran that down the middle, going out with gradual darker shades (kind of a beam of light effect). Next I used Chocolate Chip ink from Stampin Up, to stamp my JFF images: G2547 Michaelangelo Background & F2700 Vermeer's Girl With a Pearl Earring. Next I colored the "girl" with my chalk kit from Hobby Lobby. Once everything was stamped/chalked I chalked all the edges with Color Box's Chestnut Roan. For my "bling details" I added Liquid Glass from Close to my Heart to the blue section of the headpiece; lace, ribbon and a pearl (earring) haha :) from The Paper Studio; and an old button & scrap piece of hemp from my stash.

*ALL supplies used (that I know where they are from) are in bold & italic print. Well the bold print didn't show up, so it's pink too! :p

(Hobby Lobby classroom)

Friday, May 21 @ 5:30 pm
"Impresabilities cards (2)"

ALL materials will be provided

$10 person / class

R.S.V.P. is appreciated!!!

Questions? Call:

Margarita Ybarra
(970) 245-2964

Mother's Day Card

This is My Mind's Eye "Wild Asparagus" paper line----LOVE it!!! Everything is chalked in Chestnut Roan (my fav.). Spellbinder's dies used are: S4-124 Classic Scalloped Circles--Lg, S4-194 Classic Inverted Scalloped Circle--Lg., S4-114 Classic Standard Circle--Lg. (Button is placed on top circle & pop-up dots are used). "Clear circles" around scalloped edge are Robin's Nest eggs. I have no idea where the button & ribbon are from, a friend just gave me a bag full of each. Thanks Ginger! :)

6 x 6 mini Mother's Day page

This time it's K & Company "Classic K Bailey" paper line. Chalk is Chestnut Roan (like usual). In class though, people have the option of using the color they want. Spellbinder's die is S3-004 Symbology. Lace & ribbon are once again the generous donation of my friend Ginger.
Although I made this page for Mother's Day, I did not write that on my page. The picture of my kids is not from Mother's Day, and I could not find one that was on short notice.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Wooden Mother's Day frame
I love making photo frames, and they are really simple to make too!!! This is a $1 wooden frame from Michael's that I glued K & Company's "Classic K Bailey" paper too. Sanded and chalked the edges with Chestnut Roan chalk. Glued lace & ribbon to frame with ribbon glue (buttons too)! Added my charm with a small safety pin and glued rose behind the bow. Spellbinder's die: S5-022 Labels 10, is the tag that is cut out on cream paper and chalked; pearls were added for bling.

As you can see the tag is blank. This was not the picture I wanted to add to the frame, so I did not write anything on my tag yet. (Cute picture though...the blonde on the right is my mom when she was about 5).

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I LOVE this card!!! I wanted to make a card using my new Marah Johnson stamps-----and it coordinated perfectly with my Marah Johnson paper collection from "Creative Imaginations."
So, as stated the paper is MJ, that I stamped my MJ stamps onto. I then added Tim Holtz's black stickles & liquid glass to the crown, to give it some bling! Next I added black rhinestones and ribbon (that I stitched together by hand for the ruffled look)----MUST add to the card with ribbon glue. In my opinion it works the best! :) The King of Hearts card is the reverse side to the background paper.....double sided paper, LOVE it! I colored it using watercolor pencils and added some liquid glass as well, it's adhered with pop-up dots. The finishing bling is my key (hanging from the safety pin), and a button. Hope you like it!

I've been trying to figure out ideas for my Mother's Day classes, and I love Victorian stuff---so, not sure if I'll do something like this...but it was still fun playing around with some new ideas.

The background is K & Compmany Classic K tags, I stamped my Victorian boot stamp onto that, and colored it with watercolor pencils. To jazz it up I added lace, ribbon, pearls & liquid glass.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

We made 3 projects at our Stampin' Up club meeting last weekend. I always look forward to what Karen comes up with for us to make. :)

Watering Can---so much fun! Karen gave us copies of the pattern, so who knows this might be featured in one of my classes eventually. :) This does take awhile to cut out and put together, but it's so cute, I think it's worth it. Don't you?

Easter Blessing card---looks hard, but it really wasn't. We masked off the cross, inked the card (and blended). Stamped "Easter Blessings," saying and covered in glitter; and stamped the lily onto vellum, embossed and cut out. Stem & leaf are ribbon, lily is added with pop-up dot.

Desk calendar---this has 4 sides, 3 months on each side. Spring, Summer (shown), Fall & Winter. This might show up in a class sometime as well....obviously not for awhile though. We're already down 3 months for this year.