Saturday, April 30, 2011

Let's Hang

It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood today and we enjoyed a lovely lunch over at my brother's house today with family.

So I'm sharing a card with another TGF image. This is one of the new creepers from last month's release.


She was colored with Copics and the card is for the Mystery Mondays CASEing ThePaperBug.
I'm also playing along with Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes.

Have a great Saturday evening! Off to watch a video with the hubs!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill, Neenah
Patterned paper: KI Memories
Stamps: The Greeting Farm
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Button: Making Memories
Twine: unknown

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sassy Creeper

The new Creepers from TGF are so fun to color.


I made this card following the WOW sketch at the TGF Challenge blog.


Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill, Neenah
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey, KI Memories
Stamp: The Greeting Farm
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Tea Dye
Punch: EK Success
Rhinestones: K & Company
Tools: Corner Chomper
Adhesives: 3L

This will also be entered in to the following challenges:

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A note of thanks

One last quick post tonight...I just took a Benadryl and those make me drowsy so if I fall asleep while typing this, please excuse!


A simple card using CPS Sketch #215.


Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill, Neenah
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Sweet Threads, Scrap
Stamp: Wild Rose Studio
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers: Copics
Punch: EK Success
Rhinestones: Michaels
Adhesives: ATG gun

This will be entered into the following challenges:

Whew made it! Off to bed now...thanks for looking!

A mother's love

I finally completed a card for the Crochet Trim Color Trends Challenge over at the Embellish blog.


I made a circle card this time cutting out circles using the Martha Stewart Circle cutter. I stamped the Classic Fabric background in Memento Dandelion ink and cut a circle shape from it. I used a punched doily border that I pleated to fit around the circle to embellish behind the yellow design. I embossed a Mat stack 4 image and added a circle stamped with a sentiment. Another punched border and a crochet trim was added to ground the Mat stack 4 image. I finished off with inking the edges with PTI tea dye duo and adding teal and white pearls.


I paired up the colors with a sketch by Silke Ledlow for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge #115 this week. Here's the inspiration photos.


Have a great day!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, Flourishes
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Dandelion, PTI Tea Dye Duo
Die: Mat Stack 4
Punches: Martha Stewart, EK Success
Pearls: Recollections
Tools: Martha Stewart Circle Cutter
Crochet Trim: From Stash
Adhesives: 3L, EK Success, Scor-tape

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Anya

Here's an Easter card I made using the Easter Anya digi.


I used this Mojo Monday sketch 188:


I used the Grand Labels 1 die to make a square shaped card. I also cut a smaller layer from a sheet of Basic Grey Sweet Threads patterned paper. The scalloped circle was also cut using Spellbinders dies and then the circle was embossed with a Quickutz embossing folder. Easter Anya was colored with Copics and placed on top of the embossed circle. The rolled roses were made using a MFT die and colored with some Glimmer Mists. Some layered ribbons and a stamped sentiment on a tag complete the card!

Thanks for looking!

These are the challenges I'm playing along with:

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! Quick post today. I made a tag using the Easter Anya free digi for my daughter's first Easter basket.


I colored Anya with Copics and used Spellbinders dies to cut the circles. The patterned papers are Basic Grey Sultry. The flower was made using PTI dies. The die cuts were embossed and the petals were curled a bit to give them dimension. Have a great Easter everyone! He died so that we might live!

I'm playing along with these challenges:
The Greeting Farm: Mystery Monday

Thanks for looking!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned paper: Basic Grey Sultry
Stamp: TGF digi
Markers: Copics
Dies: Spellbinders, Papertrey Ink
Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz
Rhinestone brad: Recollections
Ribbon: Michaels

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Wishing you sunshine

It's been a long and busy week full of unexpected surprises. My laptop died last weekend, so I've been using my old dinosaur to check email and surf a bit. Haven't been able to upload any pics because that dinosaur can't handle the large picture files...so I've been waiting for my new computer to arrive. My wonderful hubby bought me a new Macbook Pro! Woo hoo! So I am currently typing on it now. L-O-V-E it!

I didn't get around to crafting much this week with our Anniversary, my Mother's birthday and Easter festivities, but I did finally finish one card this week.



I used my first Sparkle Creations stamp and she came out adorable. Colored her with Copics and used some Spellbinders dies to cut her out in an oval shape. I embossed the yellow cardstock with my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder to give some texture. I drew the cloud shapes myself and cut them out to use as accents.

I used this sketch #16 from My Favorite Things:


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Sparkle Creations #39 Handmade embellishment
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #114
My Favorite Things sketch #16
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Embossing
Craft Critique Carnival-Spring/Easter/Earth Day

Thanks for looking and Happy Easter everyone!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill, Neenah
Patterned paper: K & Company, Making Memories
Stamps: Sparkle Creations
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Papertrey Ink Chai
Markers: Copics
Dies: Spellbinders
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Other: Ribbon
Adhesives: 3L, EK Success

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Pure Poppy Poppies

This week's Tuesday Trigger at the Moxie Fab World is just screaming COLOR!


Isn't it just fab? I just love the bold colors! So that was my focus.



Red, aqua, and yellow. I tried to add elements in each color in threes for balance since each hue was so bright and bold. The poppies were colored and cut out from PTI Pure Poppy cardstock and I think it really gives them some pop, not to mention the dimensional adhesive that's underneath them! The red triangle background has a vintage frame stamped repeatedly in a pattern and embossed with Kaleidescope embossing powder. The yellow triangle has a script pattern stamped with Tea Dye Distress Ink. I didn't have any ribbon in the aqua color so I colored some white silk ribbon from May Arts with Tempting Turquoise ink.

I was also inspired to pair this Tuesday Trigger challenge with the Case Study challenge and this lovely Muse by Silke Ledlow.



I kept the original layout that Silke used and just changed the colors to red, aqua, and yellow. Lots of fun!

Thanks for looking and happy Saturday everyone! The weather is gorgeous today so we'll be taking the baby out to enjoy it!

Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI, Neenah
Patterned paper: Scraps
Stamps: Crafty Secrets, Papertrey Ink, TCP Studios, EK Success
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Tea Dye, Versamark, Stampin' Up!
Embossing Powder: Stampendous
Markers: Copics
Die: Spellbinders
Punch: EK Success
Ribbon: May Arts
Hemp: Stampin' Up!
Rhinestones: Me & My Big Ideas
Adhesives: 3L, EK Success, Glue Dots
Other: Button, Lace

Hello Daisy

The TGF Daisy stamp that I won from their FFF challenge arrived in the mail yesterday and I had to use it!



Isn't she just the sweetest? I colored her with Copics and Spicas and layered her onto a few stitched and distressed papers.

I'm playing along with these challenges:
TGF - Distressing
Simon Says Stamp- A Card for a Child



Thanks for looking!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill, Neenah
Patterned paper: K & Company
Stamps: TGF Daisy
Markers: Copics, Spica, Multiliner
Flowers: Prima
Pearls: Martha Stewart
Other: Sewing machine
Adhesives: 3L, EK Success


Friday, April 15, 2011

So Lucky

My baby girl took a rare long nap this afternoon so I got to nap myself as well as stamp!


The background of the card is covered with some kraft patterned paper. The edges of the paper were distressed with Peeled Paint distress ink and the swirl and sentiment were stamped as well. The edge was punched with an EK Success punch and a ribbon was pleated along the border. I also created some 4-leaf clovers by cutting one petal of some Prima flowers.

I used my brand new Creepers that arrived in the mail yesterday! I colored them with Copics and arranged them so it looked like they were holding hands. This will be an anniversary card for my husband. Three wonderful years on Tuesday!

This is being entered into:
TGF Farm Fresh Friday: Distress Challenge
Play Date Cafe


Goodnight all!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill, Neenah
Patterned paper: Making Memories
Stamps: Inkadinkado, Stampabilities, TGF
Ink: Distress Ink Peeled Paint, Memento Tuxedo Black
Die: Quickutz
Flowers: Prima
Ribbon: Michaels
Rhinestone: Me & My Big Ideas
Punch: EK Success
Markers: Copics
Adhesives: 3L, EK Success

MIM challenge #10 Masking with Dies

Life seems to get in the way between MIM challenges, but I'm squeezing one in now.


A CAS card using the Beautiful Blooms Die II #1 as my mask to create the three flowers.

I'm also playing along with this week's CPS sketch #213



Thanks for looking!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned paper: Scraps from stash
Stamp: PTI Fillable Frames Additions 1
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Colorbox Robin's Egg
Dies: PTI Beautiful Blooms II #1
Buttons: Making Memories
Rhinestones: My Minds Eye
Adhesives: 3L, Glue Dots
Other: Scrap twine, Blending tool

Blooming Girl

Three posts in one day! I have been working like crazy to finish some cards recently and they all happened to be finished today. So here's the third for the day...


I made this card based on the sketch from MFT #15.



Doesn't she just look so cute watering her little flower? Can't wait for little moments like this with my 9 month old DD.

I used a cloud stamp from Hero Arts as a background sky with some handcut dimensional clouds and cut some grass for the bottom. Love this cheery card.

This will also be entered into:
Simon Says Stamp : A Card for a Child
Flourishes: Spring Has Sprung Challenge

Thanks for looking!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill, Neenah
Patterned Paper: K& Company, Creative Imaginations
Stamps: MFT, Hero Arts
Inks: Memento Summer Sky and Tuxedo Black
Markers: Copics, Spica
Ribbon: Making Memories
Tools: Martha Stewart Scissors
Adhesives: 3L, EK Success

Flourishes speed challenge

Here's a card for Flourishes speed challenge.


My mom's birthday is coming up next week, so this card will be for her. I used a Calla Lily digi stamp since her favorite flowers are Callas. This is the sketch for the speed challenge.



Thanks for looking!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill, Neenah
Patterned Paper: K & Company
Stamps: Digi, Papertrey Ink
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Colorbox Robin's Egg
Markers: Copics
Die: Spellbinders
Ribbon: Martha Stewart
Adhesives: 3L, EK Success
Other: Button

Just Because

It's release time at Flourishes this week and I've created this card for a few of their challenges.


Quick and simple colored with Copics.

Timeless Tuesday #113
Spring Has Sprung Challenge
Thanks for looking!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill, Neenah
Patterned Paper: Making Memories
Stamps: Crafty Secrets, Stampin' Up!
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers: Copic
Ribbon: Making Memories
Pearl: Martha Stewart
Adhesives: 3L, EK Success

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Adventure awaits

I finally had a chance to work on a card for the My Beautiful Balloon Challenge at the Moxie Fab World.


I don't own any hot air balloon stamps, so I Google searched some balloon jpegs. I printed them out mulitple times and colored them with Copics. The clouds were cut from extra pieces of the Hero Arts clouds stamp used in the backgroud. I also used the CPS Sketch #213 as a jumping off point.



This will also be entered into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: A Card for a Child

Thanks for looking!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill, Neenah
Stamps: Hero Arts, Scrappy Cat
Ink: Memento
Adhesive: 3L, EK Success
Other: Free Jpeg image

Monday, April 11, 2011

Tuesday Trigger: A Burst of Blooms

This week's Tuesday Trigger over at The Moxie Fab World is this lovely photo.


And this is what I was inspired to create:



I used kraft colored paper for the background and inked the edges with green chalk ink to mimic the green moss in the photo. I stamped each flower with a glue pad and colored them with different colors of flock. I thought the flock would look more like yarn.



I then cut around the edges of the flowers and used a hole punch to make some peek through holes in some of the flower centers. The sentiment used seemed perfect...just like all the care it takes to make a handmade crocheted item.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: KI Memories, Hero Arts
Inks: Palette Glue Pad, Memento Tuxedo Black, Colorbox Chalk Ink
Flock: Stampendous
Button: Making Memories
Tools: Japanese Screw Punch
Adhesive: 3L, EK Success

Friday, April 8, 2011

Spring Birthday Belated

I have lots of spring birthdays coming up that I've gotta get cards ready for. One has already passed so this one's going to be belated.


I made a double fold on this card for the Basic Grey challenge of more than one fold as well as using some BG Wisteria paper. (Love the soft colors!) I stamped and colored Miss Anya in violets to coordinate with the BG paper.



Lovely spring colors for the Simon Says Stamp challenge and some embossing for MIM #9 at Papertrey Ink. This will also be entered in WOW at the TGF challenge blog. There's still lots of time to play. Come join me!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill, Neenah
Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, Judikins
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Papertrey Ink Tea Dye Duo, Versacolor Chalk ink
Punches: Martha Stewart, EK Success
Dies: Papertrey Ink
Markers: Copics, Aytou Spica
Embossing Powder: Stampendous
Flowers: Prima
Pearls: Martha Stewart
Misc: Ribbon

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Decorative trim color trends challenge

The color trends challenge at Embellish Magazine is this gorgeous photo.


I love the green colors! Green is my favorite color. Anyhoo...you have to use some type of decorative trim on your project. Here's my card.



Lots of shades of green with different inks...they don't photograph well though, no matter what I tried. This will go to a dear friend that also loves the color green.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink
Inks: Colorbox Chalk ink Lime Pastel and Moss, Frost White
Embossing Powder: Stampendous
Die: Papertrey Ink
Die cut: K & Company
Trim: Maya Road
Punch: Martha Stewart
Rhinestones: K & Company
Adhesives: 3L, EK Success

Make it Monday #9

The MIM challenge this week at Papertrey Ink is Heat embossing! I've been wanting to use my new Modern Basics set and thought it would be perfect for this challenge.


I stamped the open butterfly image several times to create a border and then embossed it with silver embossing powder. A solid butterfly was stamped on white cardstock, embossed with glittery purple embossing powder and cut out. It's barely visible but the word 'love' is embossed in silver on top of the butterfly. Quick and fun!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Versamark
Embossing powder: Stampdendous
Misc: Silver cord
Adhesive: EK Success

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Simon Says...Domi's Sketch!

This week is a sketch challenge at Simon Says Stamp!


I paired two images from C.C. Designs and colored using some of the new Copics I won from The Moxie Fab World challenge! Isn't she just so sweet sitting there with her flower all ready for spring! I also made the rolled roses from a Sizzix die. I have to say...I'm ok with how they turned out. I've made some before with the MFT die and they weren't as hard to make. Anyhoo.

Have a lovely Sunday. I'm quite pooped today. The baby woke up screaming at 12:30 out of the blue last night. Mommy = walking zoombie today. Maybe those teeth are starting to come in...yikes!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill, Neenah
Patterned Paper: K & Company
Stamps: C.C. Designs, Papertrey Ink
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versa Chalk, Distress Ink
Markers: Copics
Die: Sizzix
Adhesives: 3L, EK Success