Saturday, July 31, 2010

Bee Crafty #35 - It's all about the Image

Good Morning!  Happy Saturday to you.  My post is going to be a quick post because I am actually getting a day to myself.  I don't want that to sound like I am trying to get rid of my kids or anything - it's not that at all, just sometimes we Moms need a little break once in awhile.  So I'm off to see what sort of crafty stores are around - not that I get to buy anything, I still haven't found a job, but just to go window shopping.

So, it's time for another challenge over at Bee Crafty and this is a fun one.  It's called All About the Image - which means do something really different with your digi stamps!  Paper piecing, coloring them digitally, you name it!  Unfortunately, my creative juices only come to me as a trickle every now and then lately, so I fell back on paper piecing.  But I really love paper piecing with digis because I can move the paper how I want it to appear in the final project.  What do you think?.....

I used Whimsical Girl and kept her a bit large.  I wasn't really sure what I was going to do with my card so I started with coloring and piecing first.  I remembered that Fussy & Fancy Friday challenge had a color challenge for pink and black, so that put me in the color direction.  Then I went over to SCS to find a card I could do to bring this all together.

I created a gatefold card which was so easy on the Scor-Pal. Awhile back, I made a trade; one of my Xyron machines for a Scor-Pal. I was so excited! And then last night while on SCS I found out that there are special markings on the Scor-Pal that is just for gatefolds. LOL What fun. I think now I'll be making them a bit more often.

Here's a better view of the image itself.  If you look at the pictures above you'll see that the paper design is very vertical - nothing random.  So, I printed the image on plain paper first.  Then I cut scraps of the designer paper and using a light behind it and lots of temporary adhesive, I positioned the dp over the plain image the way I wanted the dp to look in the finished image. So I achieved getting the daisies to line the bottom of her dress and hat.  It's really easy.  If you haven't seen my tutorial on digi paper piecing, click here.  It needs to be updated as I am improved my methods, but you get the general idea.

Card Stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Black (Recollections)
Paper:  Unknown (Queen's Ink)
Copics:  C8, C10, E00, E02, E33, E37, R11, RV13, YG03, YR61
Tools:  Cuttlebug, Scallop retange and circle (Nestabilities), 1 1/4" circle punch (EK Success), white gel pen,
Embellishments:  Ribbon (Offray)

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I'm off to find somewhere to go today.  Enjoy your Saturday.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Back to School Preview

Hello Deedee's Digis fans!  Happy Friday!  Are you all ready for the weekend?  I am, but the kids aren't.  They've been hit with the reality that this weekend marks the end of July which means school starts in two weeks.

Deedee has been busy designing some really great images and I have the priviledge of previewing one for you here today.  This is from the School or Bust set and it's perfect for those Back to School cards and projects.  The set will be available for purchase on August 1st.

My card is a basic white base that I matted a piece of black card stock on.  I wanted this to represent a blackboard.  One my of first memories of school was the chalkboard and I was fascinated by the letters that went across the top of it.  I also used a library pocket and card as another school element to my card.  I love seeing Deedee's "friends" inside the bus eager to head to school.  I finished the card with some tape measure ribbon that I've had in my stash for awhile now.  Even my kids liked it despite what it reminded them of.  Truth be told, I think they're ready to head back to school, they are bored to tears!  LOL

Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Black (Recollections)
Copics:  B00, B000, C8, C10, E33, R27, RV10, W-3, Y15, Y17, YG00, YG03, YR20
Tools:  Large oval punch (SU), white gel pen
Embellishments:  Library pocket and card, ribbon (Offray)

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Have a super Friday and a great weekend!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thursdays with Lindsay

Good Morning!  I had tried to get my card done last night, but my printer wasn't cooperating so I'm a little later than usual with my post.  But I am still pleased with the results.  I used the sketch from Mojo Monday and the challenge over at Digital Tuesday was to add some glitter.  Well, no dragonfly, in my book, have have glitterless wings.  LOL!  He's part of the Doodle Flowers set and so is the sentiment.  It's an awesome set!

What do you think?  I love the contrast between the black and baby blue and then having it all grounded by a Kraft base.

In this photo you can see the glitter.  I had a little accident with the Stickles bottle this morning.  It got clogged so as I was working to get cleared, I pressed a little too hard and a big clump came out!  So there's a bit of glitter on his body that wasn't meant to be there.

Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Kraft, black
Paper:  Digi paper (unknown artist)
Copics:  B000, C8, C10
Tools:  Scallop square (Nestabilities), Apron Lace border punch (Fiskars), white gel pen
Embellishments:  black stitched ribbon (Michaels), Diamond Stickles (Ranger)

I hope you like this card.  Now head on over to Lindsay's blog - she's always got a freebie to share along with some awesome ideas!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #60

Good Morning!  It's time for another Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge.  This week we have Shirley's 2 Girls sponsoring with a prize of a $10 shopping voucher.  Wowie!!  And it's no surprise that Arlana has another great sketch for us to work with.  So here we go....

Here's the sketch we're working with....

And here's what I did with it...

I had so much fun with this image from Shirley's 2 Girls.  I'm am telling you - I would love to get carried away with some balloons right about now!  Doesn't that look like a lot fun?

Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Bravo Burgundy, So Saffron
Paper:  Ruby Plaid & Ruby Flowers (Two Busy Moms)
Copics:  E00, E02, Y11, Y15, Y17 and Cherry (Prismacolor marker)
Tools:  Scallop punch (SU)
Embellishments:  Prima flower, brad (Basic Grey), ribbon (Offray)

Now head on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday to see some really great cards and to find out how to join in the fun!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tuesday Morning Sketches 1st Birthday! Week 4

Good Morning!  I am so sad to see the final week of the month long celebration at Tuesday Morning Sketches arrive.  But this is a fun one!!  As we've done all month long, we're still using a favorite past sketch but this week we've thrown in a Christmas theme.  The wonderful gals at DRS Designs is sponsoring us this week.  So here's my card...

I know I've told you all how much love snowmen, so I really enjoyed playing with this stamp and creating this card.  I used sketch TMS #2 and it went together to easily for which I was really glad for!  I just love his icy cheeks!!

Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Red (Bazzil), Always Artichoke (SU)
Paper:  Christmas paper (Basic Grey)
Stamps/Ink:  Heart Swag Snowman (DRS Designs), Holiday Treats (PTI), Always Artichoke (SU),
  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Copics:  B000, E33, E37, E53, R27, R29, YG63, YG67, YR16
Tools:  Oval punches (SU), craft knife

Now you'll need to head on over to Tuesday Morning Sketches to get all the details on this week's challenge.  But since you're hear, you might as well leave a comment, then head on over to TMS to find out why you did.... Have a super day!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Happy Monday Challenge...

Good Morning!!  It's a beautiful Monday morning here in FL and the new Happy Monday Challenge at Crafting with Deedee's Digis is posted and it's a fun one.  It's a color challenge using Green and Brown.  This is open to sooo much intrepretation.  So here's what I did with it....

I used the set Home Tweet Home.  I really like this image because it can be colored to look natural and earthy or with brighter colors to be a bit whimsical.  I used the sketch from The Pink Elephant, flipped.  I really love when I identify with a sketch, the card goes together so quickly.

Card Stock:  Neenah Milled Ivory, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Green Flourish (Recollections)
Copics:  E29, E33, E37, E53, E57, YG00, YG03, YG63, YR23
Stamps/Ink:  Mini-Messages (PTI), Rich Cocoa (Rich Cocoa)
Tools:  CM oval cutter, Cuttlebug, Scallop Square nestie

Thank you so much for stopping by - have a Happy Monday.  I'm off to take Brendan to take a CPT for school this morning.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Saturday Card Share

Good Morning!  I woke up early this morning and actually had a bit of creativity juice flowing.  And that was before I had coffee.  LOL!

I had really wanted to play along with The Sweet Stop challenge last week, but I just couldn't fit it into my schedule.  So I got a jump on this week's sketch.

I have had this digi Milton Reading for weeks now and finally got to play with him.  This week's sketch was awesome and my card went together rather easily.  I love it when that happens.

Card Stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Chocolate Chip (SU), Summer Sunrise (PTI)
Paper:  Tres Jolie
Copics:  E33, E37, G28, R29, RV000, RV10, W-3, Y15, Y17, YG00, YG03, YG63
Sentiment:  Mini-Messages (PTI) stamped w/Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Tools:  CM oval cutter
Embellishments:  Summer Sunrise twill ribbon (PTI)

And this next card I made is for 3 challenges.  Raise the Bar (distress), Just Magnolia (vintage), Friday Sketchers (the sketch).  All these challenges were absolutely fabulous.  I haven't done vintage before, so this was a challenge.  The sketch was great to work with, but I left off the embellishments in the lower right corner because I felt it would be too much with everything else I had going on on the card.

This was a lot of fun to make.  I really experimented with this one.  After coloring the image with Copic markers, I went back over her shirt and socks with Memento Ink and a blender pen.  I'm not sure you can tell in this photo, but I did stamp her wings a second time and cut them out.  Partly because I hated how I colored her wings in the first place.  Trust me, you don't want to know.  But this gave me a chance to distress the edges of her wings a bit and add a bit of dimension.  I also "tea dyed" the lace trim with ink and a sponge.  It would've looked better coffee stained, but I didn't have the time for it to dry and I didn't know what that would've done to adhesive strip.

Card Stock:  Neenah Milled Ivory, Chocolate Chip (SU)
Paper:  Infuse & Sugared (Basic Grey)
Inks:  Rich Cocoa, Desert Sand (Memento), Creamy Caramel (SU)
Copics:  B000, B02, E00, E02, E33, E37, E53, E57, R02, RV000, RV02, RV10, YR20, YR23
Tools:  Apron Lace border punch (Fiskars)
Embellishments:  Lace Trim (Wilton), grosgrain ribbon (Offray), brads (American Crafts)

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoy these cards as much as I do sharing them with you.  Have a super Saturday!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Just for fun!

Good Morning!  Happy Thursday.  This is normally my day for my Thursdays with Lindsay post, but since Lindsay's Stamp Stuff is sponsoring my Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge this week, I posted on Tuesday.  Click here if you'd like to see the card I made.

So I decided for today, I would make a card just for the fun of it.  No challenges, no DT requirements, just a fun card.

I kept it clean and simple.  This card went together very quickly and it's nice to have those ideas in your creative filing cabinet in your brain.

Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Old Olive, Summer Sunrise (PTI)
Stamps/Ink:  Pond Pals (Sweet n Sassy), Tuxedo Black (Memento), Old Olive
Copics:  Y15, YG03, YG63
Tools:  1 3/8", 1 1/4" circle punches, scallop punch (SU), Scor-Pal, Threading Water border punch
Embellishments:  Brads (Basic Grey)

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope your Thursday is a blessed one.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #59

Good Morning!  Happy Wednesday.  As usual Arlana has a great sketch for us to work with and we have one of our favorite sponsors, too.  Digi Stamp Boutique is sponsoring and as always there's a great prize for the winner!

So here's the sketch...

This is such a fun sketch and with Digi Stamp Boutiques wonderful images, the possibilites are limitless.  Here's what I did with it...

The image I used is Skater Francis and he's just so adorable!!  I really liked this sketch because I was able to pull out some tools that I haven't used in a little while and not that I live in Florida, I think this will be the only snow I see for quite some time.

In this photo you can see that glitter highlights I added to the snowflake.  It reminds me of how the snow looks that hasn't been disturbed by footprints and th sun is shining on it.  Nature's true dazzling diamonds!

Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, shades of blue from Cape Cod pack (Recollections)
Copics:  B000, B00, BG01, BG05, BV00, BV02, C8, C10, YR16
Ink:  Broken China (Distress ink by Ranger)
Tools:  CM oval cutters, Nesties scallop oval, Nesties Snowflakes 2, Cuttlebug, Snowflakes CB embossing folder
Embellishments:  Stitched ribbon (SU), sugar-coated brads (Doodlebug), Diamond stickles

I hope you enjoy my card, I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  Now head on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday to find out how to play along.  Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tuesday Morning Sketches 1st Birthday! Week 3

Good Morning!  I do hope your week if off to a great start!  It's Tuesday and the 3rd week of Tuesday Morning Sketches birthday celebration.  I am having a lot of with this.  I've really enjoyed seeing some of my old sketches being refreshed this month.

This week's sponsor is Lindsay from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff - Lindsay was one of the first sponsors of TMS when I first began the challenge blog.  So this week is still to chose your favorite past sketch, but I've added a theme:  WHAT REMINDS YOU OF SUMMER.

I love flowers.  A funny statement from me since I grew up in a flower shop and hated them!  But I've matured since then.  Anyway, I can't say that I have a favorite flower - but I do love daffodils.  Their color is so vibrant and just screams summer to me.  I also participated in The Pink Elephant's challenge which was to use brown.

Digi-Image:  Fancy Flowers (LSS)
Stamps/Ink:  Mini-Messages (PTI), Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Card Stock:  Neenah Milled Ivory, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Spring Flowers (SU!)
Copics:  B000, Y11, Y15, Y17, YG63
Tools:  1" and 1 3/8" circle punches, CM oval cutter
Embellishments:  Ribbon (Offray)

I hope you like my card - I'm not very happy with the photo.  I also hope you join us over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Happy Monday Challenge...

Good Morning!  Happy Monday and it is truly a Happy Monday Challenge over at Crafting with Deedee's Digis.  This week's challenge is posted and it's a fun one and one that is near and dear to our hearts.  It's all about friendship.  Create a friendship card and then mail it to a special friend!  Here's what I made...

I used images from the Deedee's Digis stamp set called Cup of Joy and who wouldn't be able to smile with this card.  The colors are happy and bright and the image is perfect!  Deedee did such a great job on this set, which is not surprising - she's an amazing artist and an amazing friend.

I even did something with the inside of my card.  It's funny, I show every card I make to my kids.  My oldest son always looks on the inside, too, which is usually always blank.  He fusses at me every time to do something with the inside.  Well, this time he starts to peek inside and then opened the card to find something there!  He was so proud of me.  LOL

Card Stock:  Summer Sunrise (Papertrey Ink), Neenah Classic Crest
Paper:  Sarah paper pack (Stampin' Up!)
Stamps/Inks:  Women of Life (Papertrey Ink), Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Mellow Moss
Copics:  G28, W-3, Y11, Y15, Y17, YG00, YG03, YR16, YR23
Embellishments:  Summer Sunrise ribbon (Papertrey Ink), buttons (my stash)

Not only am I playing along with the Happy Monday challenge, but I incorporated a couple of other challenges, too.  First, I got this great sketch from The Sweetest Thing.  Note to Karen - I hope you're feeling better.  The other challenge is from Crazy 4 Challenges which was to show off your buttons.  I don't know if you can see them really well in my picture, but there are 3 of them that started off white and I colored them with my Copics.  They sort of streaked a bit but then I started tapping the marker on the ink and it gave it the coolest texture!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a Happy Monday!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Bee Crafty #34 - Let's Hit the Beach!

Good Morning!  Happy Saturday to you.  It's time for another Bee Crafty challenge and this one is definitely what I love about summer.  I grew up in Denver, CO and the closest thing we ever had to a beach was Chatfield Reservoir.  I don't even know why it was there, but there was a huge dam and "they" brought in sand and we had a man-made beach.  In my early 20s I was in California for a little while and that was the first time I had actually seen the ocean.  I spent quite a bit of time on Venice Beach and walked the pier and I LOVED it!!

Since moving to Florida almost 4 weeks ago, I've been to Clearwater beach and New Smyrna Beach in Daytona.  Beautiful!!  I love the beach!  So I was really excited when I found out this week's challenge was going to the beach.  Here's my version of that challenge.

I really love taking real photographs and incorporating them into my stamping.  I want to send this card to someone very close to me - I'm sure it'll get the message across.  Anyway, the background is a photo I took of New Smyrna Beach in Daytona.  It's only about 40 minutes from my house and it's glorious!  I imported the photo into a word program and then sized it to the dimensions I wanted.  Then I added a text box over it, added the sentiment and then changed the font color to white.  I was trying to figure out how to rotate it and pick a font that looked like writing in the sand, but I didn't quite make it.  This looks good anyway.

Image:  Whimsical Girl w/Ice Cream Cone (Bee Crafty)
Card Stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Sea Blue (Recollections)
Copics:  BG01, BG05, E00, E02, E33, E37, RV02, RV10, W-3, YG00, YG03, YR20
Tools:  White Gel pen
Photograph by Melissa Craig
Embellishments:  Seashells (God)

I hope to see you over at Bee Crafty - it's a fun challenge!  And you have lots of time to participant as the challenges are every two weeks.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Enjoy your weekend.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Fabulous Friday

Good Morning!  I am late posting on purpose.  I did purposely wait to see what the new Just Magnolia challenge was for today and I am so glad I did.  They have an absolutely fabulous sketch to work with!  And I also found out that I won last week's challenge!!  Whoo-hoo!!

So here's what I did with that great sketch...

I don't own the Magnolia image that she's holding a wooden spoon which is more fitting for cooking than her rolling pin - but sometimes we just have to do with what we've got, right?!  And what's more is this is not actually a greeting card.  It's a recipe card.  Here's the inside....

Last weekend I had an apartment-full.  My sister-in-law came up with her daughter and our niece and nephew.  So my little place was filled with 6 kids and two adults.  Knowing I was going to have so many I set out to make a dinner that feeds a lot pretty inexpensively.  This is one of my children's favorite dinners, too, so I knew I was doing the right thing.  My sister-in-law and the kids LOVED this dinner, so I thought I would combine my card and this recipe for her.  I think it turned out really cute.

Card Stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Black & White (Recollections)
Paper:  Veg Out digi paper (BellaGypsy - A Cherry On Top)
Copics:  B000, E00, E02, E33, E37, E53, R00, R02, R27, R29, Y15, Y17, YR23
Tools:  Threading Water border punch (Fiskars) 7/8", 1" circle punches
Embellishments:  Ribbon (Offray), Vegetable from Veg Out digi paper pack (BellaGypsy)

I hope you like my card and that you try this recipe.  It's really yummy!!  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Friday!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thursdays with Lindsay

Good Afternoon!  I am so sorry that I am late with my post.  Yesterday was a very busy day for me, certainly not how I expected it to turn out - but all in all it was good except that I didn't get any cardmaking done.

But I am finally here with my Thursday's with Lindsay edition.

Oops, I shouldn't have shot this photo straight on.  You can't tell that it's a recessed card.  I followed the tutorial found on Splitcoast Stampers.  Anyway, fun card to make - it just takes a little patience.

Images:  Strawberries & Watermelon (Lindsay's Stamp Stuff)
Card Stock:  Neenah Milled Ivory, Real Red
Paper:  Uptown Houndstooth black (Lindsay's Stamp Stuff)
Copics:  100, E33, E37, G02, G05, R27, R29, RV000
Tools:  Craft knife, ruler, sticky strip

I hope you like my card!  Thank you for stopping by.  Please be sure to visit Lindsay and the rest of the team, I'm sure they will have great things to show you!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #58

Good Morning!  I hope you're having a great week so far.  It's Wednesday so we have another great sketch from Arlana at Sweet Sketch Wednesday, we have plenty of inspiration from the team and we have a great sponsor.  We have Digi Stamp Characters with us and the prize 3 digi images!

Great sketch, right?!  And here's what I did with it...

I had a lot of fun using the image that was so graciously provided by owner, Heather Ellis.  I did use the current challenge over at Just Us Girls, too, which is a technique called Ink Spray Smash.  What a fun technique.  Its what I used to create the background.

Card Stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Gable Green, Lavender Lace, Glossy White
Copics:  B00, B02, BG01, BG05, BV00, BV04, E00, E02, E33, E37, E53, E57, RV02
Stamps & Ink:  Sentiment (Inkadinkadoo), Gable Green, Lavender Lace and Bashful Blue
Tools:  CM oval cutter, circle punches, Cuttlebug and Swirls Embossing Folder, white gel pen
Embellishments:  Ribbon, paper flowers, brad

I hope you enjoy the card and join us this week. Head on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday to find out how to play!  Have an awesome Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tuesday Morning Sketches 1st Birthday! Week 2

Good Morning!!  I am so sorry that I missed posting yesterday.  I had company over the weekend and then my boys went to their aunt's house (5 hours away) and I have my niece here with me and Hollyanne so the only thing I've gotten done are the "future" posts and had nothing to share with you yesterday.

On to today's card share.  I have two of them actually.  It's Tuesday, so there's another edition to the birthday month for Tuesday Morning Sketches and its also my day to post for Deedee's Digis, so here we go...

I am so pleased with this card!  I love how it turned out.

Image:  Wishing You Well
Card Stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Handsome Hunter
Paper:  Digi paper from A Cherry On Top
Copics:  B000, B02, E33, E37, E53, E57, G02, G05, R00, R02, W-3, YG00, YG03, YG63, YG67, YR16
Tools:  CM oval cutters, Clouds scissors (Fiskars)
Embellishments:  Flowers (Recollections), brads (American Crafts), twill (my stash)

The next card I have to share I made for my Tuesday Morning Sketches blog.  When I was drifting off to sleep the other night, I was thinking about how I wanted to do this card.  You see, earlier in the day I was filing through my card stock and found a file folder that had sepia vellum in it that my sister Karin sent me a long time ago.  So while thinking about the card all I could think was sepia tones.  Here's what I came up with...

I really like how this card turned out.  I still probably have a little more pink in than I wanted, but I think it turned out really well.  I am particularly very proud of my flowers.  I made those all by myself!  *snicker*

These are made with the sepia vellum I was telling you about.  They were really simple, just took a lot of patience to glue them together.

Image:  Inktegrity
Card Stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Close to Cocoa
Paper:  Classic K Bailey (K & Company)
Copics:  E00, E02, E04, E33, E37, E53, R00, R02, YR16, YR20
Tools:  CM oval cutters, 1", 7/8", 3/4" circle punches
Embellishments:  Organdy ribbon (Offray), Pearls (Recollections)

For both cards I used sketch TMS #51.  I hope you head on over to TMS and join us this week.  Also, Crafting with Deedee's Digis has a rockin' sketch posted for this week's Happy Monday challenge.  I hope to see you in both places!  Have a super day!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Saturday Card Share

Good Morning everyone!  I hope you're enjoying your weekend so far.  Last night I spent the evening chatting with a few of the girls over at the TSG Friday Night Chat forum.  That was a lot of fun.  While I was chatting with them I made a card to participate in a few challenges.
The challenges this is for are:
Friday Sketchers - the sketch
Fussy and Fancy - Christmas in July
Just Magnolia - recipe 3 flowers, 2 papers, 1 ribbon

I like non-traditional colors for Christmas, so this was fun.  I was sad that my image was still too big to see a lot of the detail of the beautiful papers I used.  But I liked the overal effect, so I didn't start over.  Not to mention, when the supplies come from a kit, you don't have much room for do-overs.

This is a swatch of one of the papers - I loved this!  Pinwheel, yet sort of snowflake type flowers.  I wanted to re-create this look and with some thick vellum and a lot of trial and error, I did!

I made my own flowers.  In retrospect, I should have put glitter on them and I still might - but not for these photos.  In this photo you can also see the little white stitching I added for one of the elements in the sketch.

Card Stock:  Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
Paper:  Unknown (DP), Thick Vellum (SU!)
Copics:  B00, B000, B02, BG01, BG05, E00, E02, E33, E37, E53, E57, G02, G05,
  G99, R00, R02, W-3, YG00, YG03, YG95
Tools:  Snowflake border punch (Martha Stewart), 5/8", 7/8", 1", 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches, white gel pen
Embellishments:  Sugar-coated brad (Doodlebug) silver brads (Making Memories), ribbon (Offray)

I hope you enjoy my card.  Thanks for stopping by - I hope you have an enjoyable weekend.  I need to get ready for company so I am off and running a bit early.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Fabulous Friday

Good Morning!  Happy Friday!  This week has just flown by - I cannot believe it's the weekend.  I have to stamp my little heart today because we're going to have visitors this weekend.  The kids are very excited to see their cousins.

The card I made to share with you today features the freebie this week from Deedee's Digis.  It also fit the challenge to create a Summer card.  But I did something that I've never done before - I used a sketch from SCS Challenges.  (SC287)  It's funny actually, I've really pulled away from SCS.  I used to be on there 100 times a day, involved in numerous swaps, used their tutorials, etc., but I never tried any of the challenges.

I went with fairly plain and simple with this card.  I found some great digi paper on A Cherry On Top that was on sale for $1 that is called Bella Gypsy Veg Out.  It came with the cutest papers and embellishments.  I'm not into digital embellishments much, but I do love the paper.

Card Stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Green Galore
Paper:  Digi Paper - Veg Out (ACOT)
Copics:  BV02, BV04, E33, E37, E53, G02, G05, R27, R29, V04, V06, YG00, YG03, YR16, YR61

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Off to start my day off with a good cup of coffee and a shower.  Have a super day!!