Thursday, May 31, 2012

MTME Pretty Pattern #63

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Hi!  Thanks for coming back!  We have another Pretty Pattern posted and some really pretty samples to gaze at and be inspired.

I hope my card inspires you...

I like all the texture in my card.  It was a lot of fun to put together.

Enjoy your Thursday.

Image: Be Dazzling
Paper: Romance digi paper
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, Black, Bashful Blue
Copics: BO2, Y06, Y11, Y17, YG63
Tools: Cuttlebug, Spots & Dots embossing folder
Embellishments: yellow satin ribbon

Delightful Challenge

Good Morning!  This week is going by so quickly - I love it!  It's been super busy at work the past couple of days, I'm really lookin' forward to the weekend.

We're playing with a color combo this week at Delightful Challenges and the image and digi paper was popular amongst the team this week - just wait til you see and you'll know why.....


Meet Sailor Simon!  So cute!!!  And I absolutely love this digi paper pack, Sail Away.  Those polka dots are the best.  There is an accessory kit available that has an anchor and wheel included, but I created my own anchor .svg and cut it with my Cricut.

Come on join us!

Image: Sailor Simon
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest
Paper: Sail Away digi papers
Copics: B97, B99, C7, C8, E30, E34, E37, R00, R11, R27, W-0, W-2, Y15
Tools: Cricut, steering wheel .svg (created by me)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches #148

Good Morning!  Happy Tuesday!  We're playing with a fabulous sketch that was drawn by Kathy and we're sponsored by Meljen's Designs.

My card features an adorable image by Meljen's called Tulip Buggies....

This card was so much fun to create - the colors are summery and then I decided I needed it to shimmer, too.

I haven't thought of this technique in a long time.  But after I colored the image I covered it with embossing ink and Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  I love this look!

Head on over to play along with us.  And there's still time to apply to the Design Team.  I'm not allowed to post it on Splitcoast Stampers, so I'd appreciate it if you spread the word that we're looking for a few new members.

Image: Tulip Buggies (Meljen's)
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, So Saffron (SU!), By the Bay (Raisin Boat)
Paper: Country Drive (Echo Park)
Copics: B000, B02, C7, RV000, RV10, RV13, Y06, Y11, Y15, YG03, YG06
Tools: circle cutters (CM), Scalloped circle Nesties (Spellbinders), Scallop border (Fiskars), heat gun, Iridescent Ice embossing powder
Embellishments: rhinestones (Recollections), white grosgrain ribbon (Offray)

Monday, May 28, 2012

Paper Pretties Monday

Good Morning!  Hope you've been enjoying a nice holiday weekend.  I certainly have been.

This week's challenge at Paper Pretties is to make a Graduation Card.  ARTish and Fawn have created some pretty cute grad images.  I chose to work with Grady by ARTish.

My card is created based on a sketch by the Deconstructed Sketch and it was perfect to keep this card pretty clean and simple.  I plan on sending this one to my nephew who graduates in a couple of weeks.

Image: Grady
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, Black, Real Red
Copics: 100, C5, C7, E30, R02, R11, R27
Tools: circle cutter (CM), border punch (MS), white gel pen (Signo Ball)
Embellishments: Paper Candee

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Just playing around....

Happy Holiday weekend everyone!  I hope you're all doing well.  Yesterday we had a cookout at a friends house and today has been spent just lounging around and doing whatever we felt like doing.  So what I felt like doing was playing with the stamps that arrived from Sweet n Sassy.  I won a prize during their birthday month, so I needed to play.....

I've been trying to make myself use some of the card kits that I have stocked up, this paper and embellishments were from one of those kits.  I wasn't crazy about the images, but I LOVED everything else in it.

My card is also using the fab sketch from The Sweet Stop.

I loved the embellishment that was included in this kit, the warm tiger's eye was perfect with this kit.  The maker did it right!  I am pleased with how this card turned out.

Stamps:  Flowers in Bloom (SNSS)
Card base:  Chocolate Chip (SU), Mud Pie (Raisin Boat)
Tools:  Beaded Circle dies (Spellbinders)

Friday, May 25, 2012

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Delightful Challenges

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Hi there!  Thanks for coming back!  This week's challenge at Delightful Challenges is FLOWERS, FLOWERS, FLOWERS!

Your card or project needs to feature at least 5 flowers!

So, I set out to create a flower pot card.  It turned out cute, don't you think?  It's a simple card and one can easily add a little pocket to the inside to give a seed packet as a gift.

Image: Daisy Flower, Just for You Flower sentiment
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, Kraft, So Saffron
Paper: Green polka dot paper (Michaels open stock)
Copics: E30, E33, Y11, Y15, Y17, YG00, YG03
Tools: Corner rounder, Cuttlebug, Basketweave emb folder (SU!)
Embellishments: yellow satin ribbon (Offray)

MTME Pretty Pattern #62

Good Morning!  I hope you're having a good week.  We're on the downhill side of it and heading into a Holiday weekend.  I'm hoping to have a cookout over at a friends house that is full of good food, cool drinks and lots of fun.  And then finish it off with lots of stamping!

This week's MTME Pretty Pattern is posted and there are some fantastic samples to draw inspiration from.

I just love my card.  The bright colors of the Rich Razzelberry card stock and the Berry Blast digi paper are just so happy!  My focal point is a sentiment from the My Little Friend digi stamp set and then I stamped with the Petal Perfection stamps to create the piece behind it.  This was a super easy card to create and I am happy with the results.

I hope you see you join us this week!

Stamps: Petal Perfection, My Little Friend
Paper: Berry Burst digi paper
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, Rich Razzelberry, Mellow Moss
Copics: R27
Ink: Mellow Moss (SU!), Rose Bud, Angel Pink (Memento)
Tools: Cuttlebug, Birds & Swirls embossing folder, Blossom Tags & Accents dies
Embellishments: rhinestones (Recollections)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches #147

Good Morning!  I hope your Monday went well.  I'm just glad it's over because now it's Tuesday and we have a fun sketch and a great sponsor at TMS.  This week's challenge is sponsored by Clear Dollar Stamps.

So head on over to TMS for the sketch, but here's the card I created with it featuring an adorable little duck by artist Deedee Anderson.

I had a lot of fun creating this card.  I have participated in card kit swaps in SCS and I found this paper in one of the kits.  The images I lost, but I loved the paper and the tea cups.  Perfect for a get well card and the colors can either be feminine or masculine.

I created the flower by using a die from Cuttlebug for a scalloped flower.  I then cut it in a spiral and then rolled it into the flower.  I LOVE it!

See you over at TMS!

Image: Happy Healing
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, Mud Pie, Aqua Breeze (Raisin Boat)
Paper: unk
Copics: BG01, BG10, BG15, E34, E37, R11, R27, RV91, RV95, W-0, W-2, Y17
Tools: Circle cutters (CM), Cuttlebug, scallop flower die, word window punch
Embellishments: tea cup brads, Baker's Twine - Cappucino, ribbon

Monday, May 21, 2012

Paper Pretties Monday

Good Morning!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  My Saturday was full of running kids around and grocery shopping.  The usual.

This week's challenge at Paper Pretties is YOUR SCHOOL COLORS.  How fun is this!  I went to North High School in Denver.  So did my sisters and my mom.  Our school's colors was Purple and Gold.

This card features the newest image by ARTish - this is Cis.  Look at that face!  You can't help but smile.  I'm not crazy about my card - my creativity wasn't flowing.  I was dealing with a nagging headache most of the day Sunday and it shows in my card.

Have a fantastic Monday and I hope you join us this week.

Image: Cis
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, Neenah Milled Ivory, Lovely Lilac, Summer Sunrise (PTI)
Copics: BV02, BV04, E000, E00, E02, E33, E34, E37, R02, R11, W-0, Y15
Embellishments: purple satin ribbon

Thursday, May 17, 2012

MTME Pretty Pattern #61

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Hi there!  Thanks for coming back.  We've got another Pretty Pattern at MTME.  And I created another quick card featuring awesome digi papers and a digi I colored.

This card features Romance and Cool Escape digi papers and the focal image is from the Round Off set.  I colored it in my photo editing software.  The sketch made it super simple to put together.  Such awesome cards to create to have on hand and mail for a single postage stamp!

Image:  Round Off
Digi Papers:  Romance, Cool Escape
Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Mellow Moss
Tools:  Computer, Paint.NET photo editing software, border punch by Martha Stewart

Delightful Challenge

Hi everyone!  Happy Thursday.  I hope you're doing well.  I had a little bit of a rough week, but life will go on.

This week's challenge at Digital Delights is a super easy one.... Add Ribbon!  That's only 97% of all cards created by us papercrafters!   Whoo-hoo!!

So here's what I created featuring Tea Time for Booboo.

I went with a fun color combination and someday, I will learn how to photograph purple and when that day comes - you'll see it's not black or blue!  LOL  And most people put orange and purple together only at Halloween, but I am here to prove it's not just for Halloween anymore.

I also used a great sketch from Sketches by Carly.  What a talented young lady!

Image: Tea Time for Booboo
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, Black, Orange (Bazzil), Lavender Lace (SU!)
Paper: unk (Michaels)
Copics: BV00, BV02, E30, E33, E53, R00, R11, Y11, YG03, YR04, YR16
Tools: circle cutters (CM), Scallop Circles Nesties
Embellishments: green satin ribbon, lavender satin ribbon, mulberry flowers, brads

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches #146

Good Morning!  We're here - it's another Tuesday and we have a sketch that I hope you're going to enjoy.  The team has created such a wide spectrum of cards so you're sure to have some inspiration to your creativity.

Our challenge this week is sponsored by DRS Designs and I want to say thanks for providing us some awesome stamps to play with.  My card features Irish Friendship Greeting (348H) and Three Butterflies (744F).

I have always admired cards that have those cool backgrounds that have been spritzed with that stuff that I don't know what it's called.  I created my own using Distress Ink and water on my Stamp-a-jig plastic sheet.  Then I just hit my card stock onto the plastic to pick up the ink.  I loved the effect!

I also made my own flowers using an .svg from My Time Made Easy.  I am so happy with card.  I hope you like it, too.

Stamps: Irish Friendship Greeting (348H), Three Butterflies (744F) (DRS Designs), Live Love, Laugh (Raisin Boat)
Ink: Pear Tart (Memento), Tea Dye & Walnut Stain Distress Inks (Ranger)
Tools: Cricut, Branch svg, Spiral Daisy svg (MTME), corner rounder (SU!), watercolor brush
Card stock: Mud Pie (Raisin Boat), Pumpkin Pie (SU!), Summer Sunrise (PTI)
Copics: C5, C7, YR04, YR07

Monday, May 14, 2012

Paper Pretties Monday

Good Morning!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  I know I did - it still wasn't long enough, but better than the last couple of weekends.

Anyway - I've got a super sweet card to share with you for this week's Paper Pretties challenge.  This week, we're sparkling.  Glitter it up, baby!

And what better way to do it than with a new image from our favorite artist ARTish.  This newest sweetheart is Catisha and she is ready to fly!

I absolutely love glitter paper - having this in stash made it so easy to put this card together.  As well as the sketch from The Sweet Stop.  Loved playing with these polka dots that I created by punching out different sizes of circles.  Here's a close up of Catisha so that you can see the glitter on her beautiful wings.

I hope you enjoy my simple card!  I love how it turned out.  The colors are so happy and she's one cat that has one my heart.

Image:  Catisha
Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Lavender Lace
Paper:  Glitter stack (DCWV)
Copics:  BG01, BG10, BG15, BV00, BV02, C7, R02, R11, R27, W-0, W-2, W-3, Y11
Tools:  5/8" to 1 1/4" circle punches

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother of all Blog Hops!

Hello Stampers!

Welcome to the 3rd annual Mother of All Blog Hops sponsored by There She Goes Clears Stamps!   Over the next two days, we (customers and trendsetters!) will be featuring some of our favorite There She Goes Clear Stamp sets!  Not only that, we’re going to give YOU a chance to win some fabulous prizes!

To find out how, please go to the There She Goes blog and read the simple instructions.

My project features a fabulous Sweet Pea set.  I have had this set for a long time and I rarely use it, so I am sooo happy that I got to pull it out for this hop.

I created a double pocket gift bag which was the challenge for the month with my Monthly Card Traders group.  It tied in perfectly with the blog hop.  This sweet little bag has room for goodies, a greeting and maybe even a monetary treat.

Stamps/Ink: Sweet Pea (TSG), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Black
Paper:  Blue gingham (Michaels open stock)
Copics:  B000, B02, YG63
Tools:  Scor-Pal, Cuttlebug, Square & Oval Scalloped Nesties, oval cutter (CM), slot punch
Embellishments:  grosgrain ribbon, brads

Please click on the InLinkz below and follow it to the next blog!

Enjoy your hopping experience and good luck on winning a prize!  As always, thank you for your visit and leaving me a kind word or two.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Delightful Challenge

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Hi!  Thanks for coming back.  It's Release day at Delightful Digis by Louby Loo.  And this time we're headed West.

I have to tell you, when Wendy assigned me this digi image, I thought "uh-oh!  What am I going to do with her?!"  But I LOVE how my card turned out.  Introducing Lil Dixie....

I found the cutest cowboy boot at SVG cuts.  But then I remembered that not only am I featuing a new image, but we have a challenge.  Distressing!  So I wasn't sure how I'd scuff up the boot, so instead I created the distressed background using the Distressed Stripes embossing folder.  Then I added a sentiment and viola! I have a card perfect for a little Cowgirl.

Image: Lil Dixie, Little Lady Birthday sentiment
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, Coffee Bean, Mud Pie (Raisin Boat)
Copics: B95, B97, E000, E00, E04, E34, E37, R11, R27, R29, W-2, Y11, Y15, YR20, YR23
Tools: Cricut, Cowboy Boot svg (SVG Cuts), Cuttlebug, Distressed Stripes embossing folder

MTME Pretty Pattern #60

Good Morning!  Happy Thursday everyone.  I hope your week is going well.  I am just super ready for the weekend, although, I am finding out that my free time is being quickly zapped up by other things.  Urrgh!

Well, let's talk about happy things - like this week's Pretty Pattern.  Another easy sketch with so much room for the imagination.  My card came together so quickly - gotta love that, right.

I am featuring the Berry Blast digi paper pack which matches perfectly to Stampin Up! Rich Razzellberry card stock and Raisin Boat's Mud Pie card stocks.  I colored the flower from Spring is Here digi stamp set with my photo editing software and then added a bit of depth with my Copics over the printed image.

Image:  Spring is Here (MTME)
Card stock:  White, Rich Razzellberry, Mud Pie
Paper:  Berry Blast digi paper (MTME)
Copics:  RV93, YG63, Y15, Y17
Embellishments:  green satin ribbon (Offray)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Just playing around...

Hi Everyone!  Happy Wednesday.  I hope your week is going well.  Mine is going pretty well - a little slow but maybe is was because my weekend was so quick.

I decided to squeeze in a little stamping time so I could play along with some favorite challenges.  First up is it's CAS-ual Fridays 1st birthday so we're to create a CAS birthday card.  Then There She Goes has an inspiration photo - I went with the colors.  And, of course, I have to play along with my favorite sketch challenge (besides TMS) The Sweet Stop.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  I love orange, it's like yellow, you can't help but feel happy with this color.

This card is a 4 1/4 square card which is a nice sized card to add in a gift bag or on top of a gift wrapped box.  My card features stamps from Raisin Boat - the set is called Bloom, it contains some beautiful flowers and lovely sentiments.  I love the font of the words in this sent - its like perfect penmanship.

Image:  Bloom (Raisin Boat)
Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Orange (Bazzill Basics)
Copics:  Y15, Y17, YR04, YR07, YR09
Tools:  Cuttlebug, Scalloped Circle Nestabilities
Embellishments:  buttons (Buttons Galore & More), gold satin ribbon (Offray)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches #145

Good Morning!  It's Tuesday already and there is a fabulous sketch posted on the TMS Challenge blog.  We have a new sponsor this week, is joining us.  This is just one of my newest favorite online stores that I found recently.  Cindy is the sweet owner and she runs a great store with a great selection and fantastic shipping.

So here's the card I created using some wonderful buttons that I got from her store.  This is Buttons Galore and More - Rose Garden collection.

I love how these buttons perfectly coordinated with the Basic Grey I used.  I also featured Spellbinders Blossom Tags and Accents dies that I purchased at Cindy's store during one of her amazing sales.

Card stock:  Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Neenah Classic Crest
Paper:  Infuse (Basic Grey)
Tools:  Cuttlebug, Blossom Tags and Accents (Spellbinders)
Embellishments:  Buttons Galore & More, pink satin ribbon, green grosgrain ribbon

Monday, May 7, 2012

Paper Pretties Monday

Good Morning!  The weekend went by way too fast, don't you agree?  My Saturday was so full but what really hurt was that I had to be away from home most of the day while my apartment was fumigated.  Seems my apartment is being overrun by palmetto bugs.  Eeeuuuuwww!!!

So this week at Paper Pretties ARTish has a couple of new digi sets releasing and I used one of them Catarina.  The challenge is to add ribbon.  Catarina is already playing in it.....

She's such a cute, crafty cat.  I had help with this card from I Spy Sketches.  This is a new {to me} challenge blog and I think most of the Trendsetters from TSG are on this team.  LOL  Loved this CAS sketch.

Image: Catarina
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, Pretty in Pink
Copics: BV00, BV02, C7, C8, E30, E33, G00, G02, R02, R11, R27, W02, W03, Y11, Y15
Stamps/Ink: Polka Dot Silhouette (SNSS), Angel Pink (Memento)
Tools: large oval punch

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Delightful Challenge

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Hi all,

Thanks for coming back.  This week at Delightful Challenges we are making Mother's Day cards/projects.  What a wonderful person to celebrate - without them, we wouldn't be here.  I love my Mom, she's so cute and funny.  Don't get me wrong, we've had our challenges, but I have a lot of respect for my Mom.  She did what she had to do to survive as a single mom of 3 babies, she put herself through nursing school and she bought our first home.  She is a strong woman even if she doesn't want to be.

So to celebrate Mom's, we are making that your challenge.  I am celebrating for a new Mom, my co-worker had her baby girl a few days ago so this is for her...

Isn't it cute?  I treated myself to much coveted embossing folder that EVERBODY else has, so I ordered that, some pop dots and paper organizer.  I'll hate myself when the credit card bill comes, but for now I am loving it!

I did use the sketch from the Sweet Stop - SSS81 to help me with my card.  I am loving the results.

Image: Little Dumpling and Stork
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette
Paper: Sugared (Basic Grey)
Copics: C10, E34, E37, RV000, RV10, RV13, W-0, W-2, YR20, YR23
Tools: Cuttlebug, Basket Weave emb folder (SU!), sm oval punch, 5-petal flower punch
Sentiment: Computer generated by me

MTME Pretty Pattern #59

Good Morning everyone!  It's Friday Eve.  Whoo-hoo!!

This week's Pretty Pattern is up and its soooo easy and fun, definitely a good way to wind down the week.

My card features a cutie octopus from the free digi set Water and Waverly Wiggles.  As I said this sketch is easy and works so well for a CAS card.  I used some ribbon pieces to create the background, matted her on some yummy card stock from Raisin Boat and it was done.  Oh, I did print the sentiment directly onto my card base.  Easy!  This is great pattern for using scraps of ribbon or pretty digi paper scraps and it's pretty much flat so it'll mail for $0.44.  Gotta love that!!

Image: Water & Waverly Wiggles
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, By the Bay (Raisin Boat)
Copics: BG01, BG10, BV00, BV02, RV000, RV10
Embellishment: assorted ribbons from my stash

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches #144

Hello Friends!  How are you?  It's Tuesday which is one of the best days of the week.  We have a great sketch by Marie and this week were sponsored by a new sponsor - Ribbon Carousel.  We're really thrilled about their sponsorship!

So here's my card featuring an adorable image from Bugaboo and some fun ribbon/ribbon flowers.

I love gingham - it just says adorable to me.  And the flowers are perfect with this paper.

I do hope you'll join us this week - it's an easy and versatile sketch and I think you'll have a lot of fun playing with it.

Image: Ava-Flowers (Bugaboo)
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, Bashful Blue
Paper: Blue Gingham (unk)
Copics: BG10, BG15, E000, E00, E02, E34, E37, R00, RV06, RV13, W-0, YG03, YG06, YR20, YR23, YR68
Tools: sm oval punch
Stamps/Ink: Sentiment from Your Friendship stamp set (SNSS), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Embellishments: ribbon flowers (Offray), blue grosgrain (Offray)