Saturday, March 24, 2012

cute card thursday, Crafty Purple Frog, Stampin' for the Weekend; Sweet Stampin; Totally Gorjuss

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday challenge #209 is an anything goes.
Crafty Purple Frog challenge #37 also is an anything goes.
Stampin' for the weekend challenge #6 also is an anything goes.
Sweet Stampin' also is an anything goes.
Totally Gorjuss challenge #124 had us using spots and stripes.

Here's the card:


I can't believe how crummy my coloring gets after not practicing it for a while. Maybe it's the pills. I'm due for physical therapy sessions because the pain hasn't gotten better with just pills. So I'm still pretty doped, and you can probably tell. You don't know how many times I moved around the stuff on this card before I was somewhat satisfied with the results. I even had started another card before this one which just did not work at all, so I left it on my little basket of works in progress and hopefully someday I'll see it with fresh eyes and manage to work it out. 

supplies used:
stamps: The Greeting Farm- Oh Boy! Ian; Papertrey Ink- Mega Mixed Messages
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: E000, YR12, G94, Y11, Y13, Y15, R27, B34, B37, B39
card stock: Neenah solar white 80#; Stampin' Up!- Kiwi Kiss
patterned paper: Fancy Pants Design- To the Moon collection
accessories: labels 1 nestabilities

Thanks for looking! 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

DCC314

Hi all!

This is my card for The House That Stamps Built's DCC314 which was to make a sympathy card.

Here's the card:


I will need to get back to you on the supplies. In a short summary, they were:
stamps: Stampin' Up!- On Angel Wings; Fiskars stamps: Papertrey Ink-Mega Mixed Messages
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
card stock: Georgia Pacific white and a scrap of black I had lying around

I know I haven't been posting much, here's the story:
The other two of my dogs started getting territorial about food. I thought just separating the food bowls would work, but my Corgi is too big a bully and she picked a fight with my huge Retriever, Bella. There was blood drawn and the Retriever actually clamped down on the Corgi's head and wouldn't let go. However, she didn't leave puncture marks on the Corgi, just a gash from a fang scratch. No, the one with puncture bites was me on my hands. I also got a few gashes and bruises in the process. The worst is over- the bloody parts have healed and closed. What worried me the most was when the bites on my hands turned into huge blisters and were seeping liquid. I thought I'd lose a finger from infection. Thank God no such thing happened. However, from the tension I suffered a back spasm on a very vulnerable area between my neck and shoulder, which had gotten really hurt in a car accident a few years back (I had a huge lump on there for several months after the accident and looked like I was growing another head!) and I've been on pain medication and anti-imflammatory drugs for a few days now. I wish I could create more but I'm VERY drugged and groggy and sleeping most of the day (and night!). So I'll be on a short break for a while. I'll be posting, just not every single day like I was. Hopefully this will be temporary. I miss creating and having something to do all day, lol. But nothing seems to come out right when I'm drugged. I mess up stamping, cutting, everything! So bear with me, sweet followers, and thanks in advance for your patience. 

Thanks for looking!

ps- the dog issue's been resolved by feeding them one at a time in the morning and one at a time during late afternoon. I'll feed them one by one twice a day and that way there's no single source of food left around for them to want to fight over. Before, there were 3 feeding stations inside (each one belonged to a different dog) and I served each one their portion during early morning and took it away by 9:30 pm if anything was left. I haven't had problems with this set-up before but I guess they've been hormonal or something. In fact, the Corgi just got her rabies shots so maybe she was feeling cranky and icky. 

Monday, March 19, 2012

One Stop Craft; CropStop; BasicGrey; Pile it On; allsorts

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

One Stop Craft challenge #174 was to make handmade flowers. I used My Favorite Things mini rolled roses dies to make the felt flowers I used on my card.

CropStop challenge #63 was butterflies. I used a BasicGrey butterfly patterned paper and a The Greeting Farm image of Anya with butterfly wings.

BasicGrey challenge #65 was to make a mother's day or girlie project. I went with girlie, and the BasicGrey product I used was Urban Prairie patterned paper.

Pile it On challenge #12 was an "up in the air" theme. I used Flutter Anya stamped image which has butterfly wings and also used butterfly print patterned paper.

allsorts challenge #146 is three in a row. I used three felt roses and also used two bunches of three fern sprigs each.


Here's the card:


supplies used:
stamps: The Greeting Farm- flutter anya
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: 0, W5, W7, W9, R32, R85, E30, E31, YR21, YR30, G82, BG53
card stock: Georgia Pacific white; Neenah Solar White #80; Die Cuts With a View blue textured card stock
patterned paper: BasicGrey- Urban Prairie; the punch-out ferns are from an old Stampin' Up!
accessories: MgGill fern punch; Kaisercraft adhesive pearls; dark pink felt; My Favorite Things mini rolled roses Die-Namics; lacey oval nestabilities; oval nestabilities

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Paper and Such; Penny's Paper-Crafty; Top Tip Tuesday; Papertake Weekly; Crafty Creations

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Paper and Such Design provided the sketch for my card.

Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge #75 gave us a recipe. We were to use three buttons, two patterned papers and one ribbon. I used the three buttons on the top right corner of my image panel, and matted the image with a peachy patterned paper from Provo Craft and the strip of striped paper behind the image is Basic Grey with a lime green ribbon.

Top Tip Tuesday challenge #72 was to make a girly creation.

Papertake Weekly also challenged us to make something girly.

Crafty Creations challenge #161 had a Mother Goose/fairytale theme. I used a Fairy Queen stamp by Stampendous!


Here's my card:

And a close-up:



supplies used:
stamps: Stampendous!- Fairy Queen 
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: 0, T0, C00, W9, E25, E27, Y17, YR000, R01, R11, R21, R24, R29, R81, RV21, YG06, YG09, YG13, YG25, BG10, B0000, B00, B01
card stock: Georgia Pacific white; Neenah solar white 80#; Papertrey Ink fine linen
patterned paper: Basic Grey- sultry; Provo Craft- Emotion
accessories: buttons from stash; ribbon from stash

Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 16, 2012

pile it on; Simon Says Stamp; Wags 'n Whiskers

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

pile it on challenge #11 had a St. Patricks or shades of green challenge.

Simon Says Stamp also challenged us to use green on our creations.

Wags 'n Whiskers was the third to challenge us to use green on our creations for their #75 challenge.


Ok, so here's the deal. This was my first attempt, which I was so happy with until I messed it up. The problem? I used a machine to stitch, but do you know what happened? I forgot to flip down that thing that holds down the paper on the first two sides I stitched. Sigh.


So I went ahead and salvaged what I could and came up with the second version:


supplies used:
stamps: Sweet Pea Stamps- Forever Valentine
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: 0, G20, G40, E00, E30, E50, YG03, YG05, YG07, YG09, R21, Y11, Y21
card stock: Papertrey Ink- kraft; Georgia Pacific white; Neenah solar white 80#; Bazzil bling green
patterned paper: K & Company-Classic K Margo Mat Pad

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Flourishes FLLCMARRW2

Hi all! This is my entry for Flourishes FLLCMARRW2. For this challenge, we were to use the same image as both a focal and background image. I used the crocus from Flourishes A Year in Flowers 1.

Here's my card:


I decided to keep the card clean and simple because to be honest this is not my first try at this challenge and the first few attempts came out horrible. I stamped the image with Versamark on the base of the card and with Memento Tuxedo Black for the main image on the nestabilities labels 1 cut-out and colored it with Prismacolor pencils. Added a white lace trim and glued a second, smaller cream lace trim on top.
I colored the embossed edge of the nestabilities cut-out with the white prismacolor pencil. Finished off by stamping the sentiment with the black ink and adding a few adhesive rhinestones underneath. 

supplies used:
stamps: Flourishes A Year in Flowers 1; Urban Design communique curves sentiments
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
prismacolor pencils: PC938, PC1026, PC956, PC932, PC911
card stock: Papertrey Ink- kraft
accessories: adhesive rhinestones; nestabilities labels 1; white lace trim; cream lace trim

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

FLourishes FLLCMARRW1

Hi all!


I am entering my card into Flourishes noon time challenge FLLCMARRW1 which was to make a round card. I made my card using Flourishes Orchids set. When I need a beautiful floral image to color in, that's always the set I reach out for. Orchids come in so many colors, so you can find a photo of one for any color scheme you'd like and then just match the colors to your coloring medium and go to town. I wanted to use purples so I googled "cattleya orchid" and picked a pic to base my coloring on. And the stamps on this set are big enough to use as a focal image. 


Here's my card:



supplies used:
stamps: Orchids by Flourishes; Papertrey Ink Mega Mixed Messages
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: T0, G07, YG67, V0000, R85, Y15, BV000, BV01, BV02
card stock: Papertrey Ink lavender moon; Neenah solar white #80
accessories: Lush by My Mind's Eye green rhinestones; scallop circle and circle nestabilities

Thanks for looking!



Penny Black Saturday; Ladybug Crafts Ink; Creative Craft

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Penny Black Saturday challenge #192 was to make something for a child. I made a little girl card.

Ladybug Crafts Ink has an anything goes.

Creative Craft challenges had an inspiration picture. I pulled the colors pink, black and white from the inspiration.


Here's my card:


I colored and cut out the image from my stash of images, but otherwise this is a one layer card. I LOVE it. Can rarely do CAS which I'm satisfied with (they all seem too white!) but this one I'm very satisfied with.

supplies used:
stamps: Fiskars- Shapes n' Such; Inkadinkado- Dot Flourishes; Papertrey Ink mega mixed messages; unknown Penny Black cat stamp
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Versamark
Copics: C00, W0, R20, R21, black BS (to go over the stamped ribbon image)
card stock: Georgia Pacific white
accessories: Kaiser adhesive pearls; American Crafts Zing! embossing powder in rose; Fiskars corner rounder punch

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #160

Hi all!

This is my entry for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #160 in which we were to use scallops and lace.

Here's the card:


I saw this post on Flourishes blog made by Cindy in which she showed us how to align the border punches to make beautiful borders on the edges of our cards. I am so, so thrilled I saw that video. I used my Fiskars scallop edge punch to make the scalloped border on the right side of my card. Cindy is a bad enabler lol because now I will have to go get new border punches! 

supplies used on my card:
stamps: Flourishes a year in flowers 1; Urban Design communique curves sentiments 
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: 0, Y15, G21, E27, YR04, YR07, YR16, YR18
card stock: Georgia Pacific white; Neenah solar white; Papertrey Ink kraft and spring moss
accessories: Me & My Big ideas adhesive rhinestones; textile texture Cuttlebug embossing folder; lace; lacey oval nestabilities; orange ribbon; Fiskars corner rounder and scallop edge punch

Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Stampin' for the Weekend; Paper Sundaes; sketch saturday

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Stampin' for the Weekend challenge #5 is a photo inspiration. I took inspiration from the colors- light green, different pinks, light blue, white.

Paper Sundaes challenge #111 is feminine flair. We we to make something girly. I added the paper flowers and diamond stickles to the edges of the flowers to make them extra girly.

sketch saturday challenge #198 provided the sketch for my card. I flipped it counterclockwise.


Here's my card:


I'll try to put in as many supplies as I can but I was using lots of scraps from the scrap basket.

supplies used:
stamps: unknown Tilda by Magnolia
ink: black
Copic colors: B00, RV10, G0000, G40, G12, E30, E31, E42, E43, E44, E55, 0, C00
patterned paper: I think it's by Stampin' Up
card stock: Papertrey Ink fine linen, lavender moon, spring rain, sweet blush; Georgia Pacific white
accessories: oval nestabilities; diamond Stickles; Rangers glossy accents (as adhesive); D'vine Swirls cuttlebug embossing folder; Fiskars scallop edge punch; Fiskars corner rounder punch; rub-on sentiment

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Crafty Purple Frog; Stamptacular Sunday; The Stamping Boutique; allsorts; Dream Valley

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Purple Frog challenge #36 is pink and girly.

Stamptacular challenge #154 provided the sketch for my card.

The Stamping Boutique challenge #28 is to use pearls and swirls. I used half back pearls, platinum Liquid Pearls and also used a swirl/flourish die. This is my second entry.

allsorts challenge #145 is to use flowers. I used a bunch of prima flowers on the top left corner of my image panel. This is my second entry.

Dream Valley challenge #27 is to make a mother's day/female themed creation. This is my second entry.


Here's my card:

The glossy accent is not fully dried yet, so it shows up a bit clouded. I got the digital image from here and stamped a french script background stamp using Frayed Burlap distress ink to finish the collage look. I sponged several pink inks to the collage image. 


Here's a close-up. I added liquid pearls on the pearl necklace and also to the line behind the mannequin.

supplies used:
stamps: Stampabilities- Le London Script; french collage digi stamp found here
ink: Tim Holtz distress ink in victorian velvet, spun sugar, frayed burlap; VersaMagic in Pixie Dust; Colorbox in chiffon white
card stock: Georgia Pacific white; Papertrey Ink in fine linen; Stampin' Up! in pink pirouette
accessories: Rangers glossy accents; diamond Stickles; Liquid Pearls in platinum; Kaiser pearls; Gem Chic pink pearls; several different adhesive rhinestones; prima flowers; bloom dots Cuttlebug embossing folder; My Favorite Things Die-Namics fancy flourish

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Bling it On; Sweet Stampin' Challenge; allsorts; The Stamping Boutique; Totally Gorjuss; Do You Stack Up; PaperPlay Weekly

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Bling it On had a birthday challenge but we also had to use shades of lilac.

Sweet Stampin' Challenge wanted us to use lots of layers. They also gave us an optional sketch to play with. I followed the sketch pretty closely and I think there's 9 layers not counting the card base.

allsorts challenge #145 was to use flowers. I added 5 prima flowers to my card.

The Stamping Boutique challenge #28 is to use pearls and swirls. I used My Favorite Things fancy flourish die and also used half-back adhesive pearls.

Totally Gorjuss challenge #122 is an anything goes with a button. I used three buttons on my card as flower centers.

Do You Stack Up challenge #62 is "go green". We could interpret that how we chose, including recycling or just using the color green. One of the panels I used on my card is a piece of a printed paper bag I got in the UK when I bought a few pieces of jewelry from a booth at a mall in Cambridge. Please scroll down for the pic of the remnants of the bag.

PaperPlay also had a recycle it challenge. One of the panels I used on my card is a piece of a printed paper bag I got in the UK when I bought a few pieces of jewelry from a booth at a mall in Cambridge. Please scroll down for the pic of the remnants of the bag.


Now for pics:



A pic of what's left of the recycled printed paper bag. I used the piece of bag on the layer to the left and beneath the front lilac card stock layer. Sponged the white doily with a Colorbox ink and then used the distress ink on the edges. Some of the flowers are also sponged with the lilac ink.


supplies used:
stamps: Lolli Anya by The Greeting Farm; Urban Design- communique curves sentiments
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black; unknown lilac Colorbox ink; Tim Holtz distress ink in Antique Linen
Copic colors: E000, E00, E42, E43, E44, V91, V93, V95, RV23
card stock: Georgia Pacific white; Papertrey Ink- kraft, lavender moon, plum pudding; Stampin' Up! lavender moon and unknown lilac
patterned paper: Daisy D's love letters
accessories: buttons from stash; coarse twine; Prima flowers; white doily; My Favorite Things-  fancy flourish Die-Namics; adhesive pearls; Fiskars corner rounder; Fiskars scallop edge punch; paisley Cuttlebug embossing folder

Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Hi all! I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Dutch Dare Card challenge #155 was a recipe. I found it pretty tough. Here's the recipe and how I complied with it:
1 stamped or digi image- I used a free rose digital image
1 sentiment- sentiment by Verve
2 ribbon- I used two sheer ribbons and sponged one of them with ink
3 pattern papers- the heart is from a sheet of patterned paper, the music sheet background is a digital paper and the rose-colored floral patterned is my third paper
4 embellishments (can be 4 of the same or 4 different ones) I used 4 pink adhesive pearls

Prairie Fairy Fridays challenge #74 was to do distressing. I distressed the fairy image tag with Antique Linen ink and also used a paper distressing tool to tear the edge of the music sheet paper. 

Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge #58 was to use fairies. 

Charisma Cardz challenge #9 was to use ribbon. I used two different ribbons for this card which is my second entry for this challenge. 


Here's my card:


The time came to use the vintage sheet of patterned paper I was using as a backdrop for some of my photos. I cut out the heart on it to use it for my card. The digital image was colored with the Antique Linen and Spun Sugar distress inks. Sponged some ink on the white die-cut to soften down the bright white. 



supplies used:
stamps: free rose image by Free Vintage Digi Stamps; Verve- heartfelt phrases
ink: Memento in Rich Cocoa; Tim Holtz in Antique Linen and Spun Sugar
card stock: Papertrey Ink in Kraft
patterned paper: Daisy D's love letters; music sheet paper from www.bestcardmaking-downloads.com; unknown rose-colored floral patterned paper from scrap pile
accessories: the fairy tag and the butterfly are elements from digital kits from the Far Far Hill blog. I added color to the butterfly with the Tim Holtz distress inks to give it a vintage look. Also used Glimmer Mist in dazzling diamonds and Rangers glossy accents on it. The ribbons were both translucent, but I sponged Tim Holtz Antique Linen to the striped one. Also used Dainty Dots Die-Namics by My Favorite Things and Gem Chic adhesive pearls. 

Thanks for looking!

Flourishes MAR12PIN

Hi all! This is the card I made for Flourishes MAR12PIN using their set called A Year in Flowers 1. I used a sketch for a challenge by Skipping Stones Design, but I'm not submitting it there.

Here's the card:


I matched the colors on the inspiration palette to Copic markers V99, V15, BV01, G00 and BG72 and used all of those on my colored image.

supplies used:
stamps: Flourishes- A Year in Flowers 1; Urban Design- Communique Curves Sentiments
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: V99, V15, BV01, G00 and BG72
card stock: Georgia Pacific white; Papertrey Ink in kraft, plum pudding and lavender moon
accessories: lacey ovales nestabilities; My Favorite Things double scallop border Die-Namics; textile texture Cuttlebug embossing folder; button from stash; coarse twine from stash; Fiskars corner rounder punch; Darice Finishing Accents rhinestones

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Skipping Stones Sketch; CropStop; The Poodles Parlour

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Skipping Stones Sketch challenge 118 provided the sketch for my card.

CropStop challenge #62 was to use at least 4 different colors. I literally used a rainbow, lol. Red, Purple, Orange, Pink, Green, Blue and yellow.

The Poodles Parlour had a birthday challenge. This is my second entry.


Here's the card:



So, I decided it's time to watermark my photos. I went with a program called Visual Watermark which makes doing this an absolute breeze. What I'm trying to figure out is how to take off the trial version mark on the bottom right corner. I just purchased the key to the license, and now I tried ejecting the program. Maybe when I restart it, it will not have that on my photo. 

Supplies used:
stamps: unknown dog, I think it's b CC designs but I'm not certain; Papertrey Ink- Mega Mixed Messages
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: W9, W7, W5, C00, RV25, YR04, R29, R27, Y06, G05, B04, V17
card stock: Stampin' Up! yellow; Papertey Ink- Pure Poppy; Georgia Pacific white
accessories: green button; coarse twine; spots & dots cuttlebug embossing folder; nesties labels 1

Thanks for looking!


Ribbon Carousel; OCL; Dream Valley; Charisma Cardz

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Ribbon Carousel RCC43 was to use felt.

Our Craft Lounge OCL107 was to make a project that was black and white with just a touch of another color. I used pink.

Dream Valley challenge #27 was to make a mother's day card.

Charisma Cardz challenge #9 was also to use ribbon. I only used one ribbon here, a striped sheer ribbon, but maybe for another entry I will use more :)

Here's my card:


supplies used: 
stamps- unknown woman with hat; Papertrey Ink Mega Mixed Messages
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic: RV21
card stock: Papertrey Ink black; georgia pacific white
accessories: black and clear round rhinestones; felt; sheer ribbon; My Favorite Things mini rolled roses Die-Namics

Thanks for looking!

Crafty Sentiments; Papertake Weekly; The Poodles Parlour; Creative Inspiration

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments wanted us to use a bear.

Papertake Weekly has an anything goes.

The Poodles Parlour also has a birthday challenge.

Creative Inspiration challenge #153 is to use only white and green. This is my second entry.


Here's my card:


supplies used:
stamps: I think the bear is by Rubber Stampede. Sentiment by Papertrey Ink- Mega Mixed Messages
ink: black; Memento in Bamboo Leaves
Copic colors: G20, G21, G24
card stock: Papertrey Ink spring moss; Georgia Pacific white
patterned paper: unknown stitched paper
accessories: Stampin' Up! Love and Happiness rub-on 

Thanks for looking!

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday

Hi all!

This is my card for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #159, FTT159. There was a photo for inspiration and we were supposed to use at least three colors from it. I grabbed as many as I could- I matched the greens to Copic colors YG11 and YG45 and used those for my leaves and grass, the brown on the hemp to E71 and combined that with E70 and E74 for the bunnies, the brown on the metal keys I matched to E27 and used that on the tree branches, matched the orange rose petals to Y38 and the cage to Y15 and used those colors on the flowers, and R22 to the peachy color on the double tone petals and used that on my bunny ears.
So that's a total of 7 colors I grabbed from the photo.

Here's my card:

This card is for a card request. I jotted down the address and the name of the recipient, but I don't even remember where I read the request from! It's for a lady named Karen Saalfield and I know she was going through rough times and could use a card to cheer her up, but that's all I remember. I really should jot down that along with the address next time :S 

The card looked so white that I added some faux stitching and a frame around the stamped sentiment on the middle. 

And guess who forgot to mask the inside of the card before coloring the outside? So I had to add another panel of white card stock on the inside to cover the ink that had bled. I know this wouldn't have happened if I had used a scrap or the thicker Neenah card stock, but lesson learned. 

supplies used:
stamps: Flourishes- Spring Has Sprung
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: 0, E27, E70, E71, E74, R22, Y15, Y38, YG11, YG45, multiliner 0.03 and 0.8
card stock: Georgia Pacific white

Thanks for looking!

One Sweet Challenge; Creative Inspirations;

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

One Sweet Challenge had us doing monochromatic projects for their March challenge.

Creative Inspirations challenge #153 was to use only the colors green and white (plus hair and skin tones).

Crafty Creations challenge #160  was to use stripes. I made my background using my scor-pal. I scored several lines on a piece of white card stock, and then went over them with Memento in Bamboo Leaves and and then sponged in Tim Holtz distress ink in Shabby Shutters. I was trying to go for stripes but it ended up looking like wood, lol. Still, the embossed stripes are there so I hope they count.

Do You Stack Up DYSU #62 had a "go green theme". We could have recycled stuff or just used the color green. I went with the green :)

Pixie Dust Studio challenge #117 had a "show us your Irish". We could interpret this however we wanted. I chose to use the color green as my interpretation. 



Here's my card:



I sprayed the main image panel with Glimmer Mist. Also added a green rub-on flower to her hair and a rhinestone on the center of it. 

supplies used:
stamps: Papertrey Ink- Mega Mixed Messages; ching-chou kuik- purple comfort
ink: Memento in Bamboo Leaves and Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz distress ink in Shabby Shutters
Copic colors: 0, C00, YG03, YG17, YG67, G07, G20, E25, E27, E29, E50, E51, E53, E55
card stock: Die Cuts With a View textured green; Georgia Pacific white
patterned paper: unknown stitched paper with faux texture
accessories: Dazzling Diamonds glimmer mist; Stampin' Up! Love and Happiness rub-on; Darice finishing accents adhesive jewels; Fiskars scallop edge punch; Scor-Pal

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

iCopic; Pixie Cottage; Shopping our Stash Weekly; TGFSC6

Hi all! I am entering my card into the following challenges:

iCopic challenge #72 was to color red hair. I am loving this color for hair, although I think I'm best at coloring black. I'll try to practice more on different stamps. The Copic colors I used were E07, E09, E19.

The Pixie Cottage challenge #111 was to either use the sketch or incorporate the theme of things with wings or do both. I added a butterfly image from my stash which I colored, cut out (left out the wings- oops!) and then adhered and covered with Rangers glossy accents.

Shopping our Stash Weekly challenge #42 was to either use any type of embossing or use a Meljens image. I embossed the white strips of paper with the spots & dots cuttlebug embossing folder.

I used the sketch from TGFSC6 and will be submitting the card over at SCS.


Here's my card:



supplies used:
stamps: unknown butterfly image from stash; Fleur Anya by The Greeting Farm
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: 0, W3, E07, E09, E19, E41, RV91, RV93, RV95
patterned paper: unknown plaid lavender
card stock: Papertrey Ink in kraft and fine linen; Neenah Solar White; Georgia Pacific white
accessories: clear baubles; Ranger glossy accents; spots & dots Cuttlebug embossing folder; Fiskars scallop edge punch; ribbon from stash

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Totally Gorjuss; Pixie Dust Studio; PaperPlay Challenges;One Stop Craft; By The Cute and Girly

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss challenge #121 provided the sketch for my card.

Pixie Dust Studio challenge #116 was to use buttons.

PaperPlay challenged us to use something old and something new. Everything on the card is old and from my stash except for the Magnolia image, which I got from a Round Robin recently.

One Stop Craft challenge #172 was also to use buttons.

By the Cute and Girly had an "in the kitchen" theme. My main stamped image is a cute Tilda with cookies on a baking tray.


Here's my card:

So here's the deal. After I had cut out the image and embossed, I noticed I used the incorrect set of cutting mats. I have a set for embossing and one for cutting. As a result, my embossed cut-out had the cut lines on the cutting mats. I went along with it and just covered the colored image with Crackle Accents by Ranger. 

supplies used:
stamps: an unknown Tilda by Magnolia; Papertrey Ink- Mega Mixed Messages
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: BG10, C00, C1, E0000, E40, E41, E42, E43, Y11, Y13, RV21, RV23, RV25, 0
card stock: Georgia Pacific white; Papertrey Ink- Aqua Mist
patterned paper: unknown plaid from stash
accessories: oval nestabilities; buttons from stash; Crackle Accents; round clear rhinestones; prima flowers from stash; coarse white twine; felt; My Favorite Things mini rolled rose Die-Namics

Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Paper Sundaes; TGFFF22; Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays; PaperCrafting Journey; Simon Says Stamp; Divas by Design

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes challenge #110 was to either use green or make a card with a good luck theme.

The Greeting Farm TGFFF22 gave us a card for inspiration. I decided to use the focal oval as my inspiration. I followed the layout on the oval- the image on the left, the sentiment to the lower right, the adhesive embellishment that dots the "i" on the sentiment and the three adhesive embellies on the upper right curve on the oval.

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays had us using our stash. I am so happy I finished up the last five rhinestones on a sheet I had lying on my desk.

PaperCrafting Journey challenge #4 had an anything goes. This is my second entry.

Simon Says also had an anything goes. This is my second entry.

Divas by Design challenge #24 is to use spots and/or stripes. This is my second entry.

Here's my card:


supplies used: 
stamps: The Greeting Farm- Fleur Anya; Papertrey Ink- Mega Mixed Messages
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: 0, BG10, YR0000, YR00, YR16, YR18, R08, E08, E09, E19, E93, YG05, YG07
card stock: Die Cuts With a View textured green
patterned paper: unknown striped yellow; imaginisce double sided paper called bodacious blooms
accessories: adhesive rhinestones, crochet flower from stash; oval nestabilities; lacey oval nestabilities

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

spring theme thinking of you

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Delightful Challenges asked us to use spring colors.

Cute Card Thursday challenge #206 was to make a spring-themed project.

Crafter's Companion challenge #22 was also a spring theme challenge.

Wags 'n Whiskers Stamps challenge #74  had a "spring break" theme. We could make a travel or just a spring project.

Papertake Weekly challenge #65 provided me with the sketch for the card.

Pile it on challenge #10 was to use spots or stripes. I used a patterned paper with bold yellow stripes.

Penny Black and More March challenge had a springtime theme.

Stamptacular Sunday challenge #14 was to use text on our cards. Apart from using a patterned paper with spring text all over, I added a "thinking of you" sentiment rub-on.

Here's my card:


supplies used:
stamps: Penny Black- Touch of Whimsy
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: 0, BV17, V25, BG10, E57, RV10, RV23, Y06, YG23, G40, G82 
card stock: Die Cuts With a View textured green; Papertrey Ink- Lavender Moon
patterned paper: unknown striped yellow; petals & possibilities SPRING Theme Paper; imaginisce bodacious blooms (the yellow strip in the center)
accessories: labels 1 nestabilities; Stampin' Up! love & happiness rub-ons; The Twinery honeydew twine; coarse twine; button from stash

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday Throwdown; Simon Says; Creative Inspirations; Pixie Cottage; PaperCrafting Journey; allsorts; ABC Challenge

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown challenge #87 was to use paper tearing.

Simon Says had an anything goes challenge.

Creative Inspirations challenge #152 was an anything goes.

Pixie Cottage challenge #110 let us either do an anything goes or to use the sketch they provided or both!

PaperCrafting Journey challenge #4 also had an anything goes.

allsorts challenge #144 was to use something with wings as the focal piece. I used a beautiful stamp from the Sweet Peas website by Ching Chou Kuik which has wings. This is my second entry for this challenge.

ABC Challenge was to use kraft card stock.

Here's my card:


supplies used:
stamps: the stamp is from the Sweet Pea website, by artist Ching Chou Kuik
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: 0, V91, V93, R0000, R00, E37, YG0000, YG03, YG25, YG41, BG10, BG11, BG32, B01, B04, B91, B93, B95, B97
card stock: Papertrey Ink in kraft; Neenah Solar White 80#
accessories: The Twinery twine in Honeydew

Thanks for looking! 

Raise the Bar; CAS-ual Fridays; Ribbon Carousel; Polka Doodles

Hi all!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Raise the bar challenge #94 challenged us to use twine. I grabbed that ball of coarse twine lying on my desk. I'm keeping it under close watch because my retriever, Sophi, has been looking for opportunities to steal it.

CAS-ual Fridays CFC42 wanted us to make a clean and simple creation with a baby theme. Look at the adorable Stampendous image I used. It's a cute little chick family!

Ribbon Carousel RCC42 had an anything goes. But remember we have to use something that comes from a spool on Ribbon Carousel challenges! The twine covers this.

Polka Doodles week 9 challenge was to use dots or stripes. I used the Swiss Dots cuttlebug embossing folder on the main card stock layer of my card.


Here's my card:


supplies used:
stamps: Stampendous! Chick makes 3
ink: black
Copic colors: G12, G40, YR16, Y06, Y13
card stock: Papertrey Ink- spring moss; Georgia Pacific white
patterned paper: I used the back side of a double sided paper by Imaginisce called Kewl Stuff Bodacious Blooms
accessories: coarse twine; Fiskars corner rounder punch; Swiss Dots cuttlebug embossing folder; oval nestabilities 

Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 2, 2012

won't be posting for a few days

Hi all!

I am taking a mini vacation this weekend and won't be home, so no new posts.

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Charisma Cardz; Stamptacular Sunday; DYSU; TGF

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz challenge #7 had a "love is in the air" theme. I chose to selectively stamp some sentiments so that my card says "with love".

Stamptacular Sunday challenge #153 had a photo inspiration. Purple and yellow were the main colors, and there was a bit of green and I added a bit of white and kraft neutrals.

Do You Stack Up challenge #61 was a things with wings challenge. I chose a TGF image of Anya with butterfly wings.

The Greeting Farm's sketch #5 provided me with the sketch for my card.


Here goes:

stamps: The Greeting Farm- Flutter Anya; Papertrey Ink- Mega Mixed Messages
ink: Memento in tuxedo Black
Copic colors: (listed from lightest to darkest color used in shading each category)
hair- Y00, Y13, Y06
skin- YR000, YR01
dress- YG01, YG03, E43
wings- V93, V95, V17, Y11, Y13
card stock: Georgia Pacific white; Stampin' Up! yellow; unknown lavender; Bazzil bling green; Papertrey Ink kraft
patterned paper: unknown lavender with white doodles; Stampin' Up! kraft grid; yellow textured is the backside of an Imaginisce double sided called Kewl Stuff Bodacious Blooms
accessories: circle nestabilities; scallop circle nestabilities

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

House that stamps built DCC229; Divas by design; Pairie Fairy Fridays

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

The House that Stamps Built CDD229 had us using pastel colors on our spring creations.

Divas by design challenge #24 is to use stripes or spots or both. I used a striped pattern paper and also embossed a strip of pink card stock with Bloom Dots embossing folder.

Prairie Fairy Fridays challenge #73 provided me with the sketch for the card.

Here's my card:


supplies used:
stamps: unknown from stash
ink: black
Copic colors: R24, R43, BG10, Y11, YR12, G14, YG06, YG09, E41, E42, E43, E44, E55, E57, E59, B00, C00, C5, C7
card stock: yellow Stampin' Up!; Papertrey Ink- Sweet Blush; green Bazzil bling
patterned paper: petals & possibilities- spring theme paper; Die Cuts With a View glitter patterned paper; Stampin' Up!- Delicate dots
accessories: Prima flowers from stash; buttons from stash; K & Company adhesive rhinestones; coarse twine from stash; Bloom Dots cuttlebug embossing folder

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Skipping Stones Design #117

Hi all!

I am entering this card into skipping stones design's challenge #117.

Here's the card:


This is a card for the recipient of a card request over at SCS. 

supplies used:
stamps: Verve Stamps- Psalm 46:1
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
patterned paper: Stampin' Up!- Delicate Dots; grid kraft also by Stampin' Up!
card stock: Papertrey Ink in Spring Moss and Kraft; unknown light yellow
accessories: circle nestabilities; K & Company adhesive jewels

Thanks for looking!

Sweet Stampin'; Crafty Catz; Cupcake Craft; Creative Craft

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin' had us making things for boys or men for their challenge.

Crafty Catz had a cute "I spy with my little eye" theme for challenge #121 in which we were to use something with the letter B. I used the image of a boy.

Cupcake Craft challenge #181 had a "boys and their toys" theme. I added a giraffe image behind the boy image to act as if it were a stuffed animal.

Creative Craft challenges had a boys will be boys theme. This is my second entry for this challenge.

Here's my card:



Supplies used:
Stamps: unknown giraffe; The Greeting Farm- Oh Boy! Ian; Papertrey Ink- Mega Mixed Messages
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: Y00, Y02, Y13, Y15, E50, E59, B12, G14, YR15
card stock: Die Cuts With a View textured green; Georgia Pacific white; Neenah Solar White
patterned paper: Die Cuts With a View
accessories: nestabilities labels 20

Thanks for looking!

TGFM22, Paper Sundaes, Anyone for Anya; Creative Craft; Pile it On; Craft your Passion; Paper and Such Design

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

The Greeting Farm Monday Fun-day #22 had an anything goes (using one of their stamps).

Paper Sundaes challenge #109 was to use circles. I made a scalloped circle easel card with circular layers.

Anyone for Anya challenged us to use shades of blue.

Creative Craft Challenges had a boys will be boys theme.

Pile it On challenge #9 was to make a card with a fun fold. I made an easel card.

Craft your Passion challenge #99 was to paper piece.

Paper and such Design also had us using the paper piecing technique.

Here's my card:



supplies used:
stamps: The Greeting Farm- Oh Boy! Ian; Verve Psalm 3.3
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
card stock: Georgia Pacific white; Neenah Solar White; shades of blue from stash, maker unknown; Papertrey Ink- kraft
patterned paper: Stampin' Up!- Patterns Pack II; star paper is by Frances Meyer 

Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Mission Possible 5th card

This card will be for a card drive going on at Mission Possible's website for Operation Priceless.
It is very easy to cooperate- just send a card or cards, handmade. They can be from your stash. No need to send an envelope, as these will be inside care packages. They just need the cards to add to care packages which they will be giving out. Inside, you just write or print out and attach one of the phrases included in theSpanish or Creole leaflets on the inside of the card. No need to write anything else, just one of the phrases. You can sign them if you'd like to. Just please keep in mind to not use any images which could be taken as offensive due to the cultural difference. In the links provided, there's info on which images not to use. I am going on the safe side and using animal images. You could also use floral images or nature images or perhaps toy images. And please use strong adhesive, as the destination of these cards is hot and humid. I live in the Caribbean myself and have had problems with layers coming clean off, but since switching to ATG Scotch tape that has not happened. 


I had won this stamp for a challenge hosted at Stamptacular Sunday and I just got it today. SO cute, right? I could not wait to color it. 

stamps: Giordano- Friends Always
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors- sky BG10; stones- T5; fur- C1, C3, C5, T0, T2, T3, T5, T7; flowers- T0, C00, Y06, R05, R08, R29; greenery- YG05, YG06, YG13, YG21, YG25, G21, G24
card stock: Georgia Pacific white; Neenah Solar white
patterned paper: Stampin' Up! Delicate Dots
accessories: oval nestabilities

Thanks for looking!

MFTWSC60

Hi all! Just thought I'd share this card that I made for My Favorite Things MFTWSC60

Here's my card:



Supplies used:
stamps: MFT- You're so Tweet
ink: Versamark
card stock: unknown light yellow; Papertrey Ink- Spring Moss
patterned paper: Stampin' Up!- Delicate Dots
accessories: circle nestabilities; MFT double scallop boder DieNamics; Fiskars corner rounder punch

Thanks for looking!

Crafty Purple Frog; Fussy and Fancy Friday #57; VLVFeb2012

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Purple Frog wanted us to use yellow and green on our creations.

Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge #57 wanted us to use more than a simple word or phrase on our creation. I used a psalm verse.

The sketch used on the card was one of Verve's sketches for February.

Here's my card:


Here's a close-up of the verse:

stamps: Verve- Psalm 46.1
ink: Versamark
card stock: unknown light yellow; Papertrey Ink- Spring Moss
patterned paper: Stampin' Up- Delicate Dots
accessories: Zing! embossing powder in butter; K & Company adhesive gems; My Favorite Things- fancy flourish DieNamics; circle nestabilities; Tim Holtz paper distressing tool

Thanks for looking!