Friday, January 30, 2009

Limited Supply 205. CTD 27

Hi everyone and happy Friday! I made two card today for two challenges. The first challenge is the Limited Supply Challenge to make easy cards. This one is based is white cs and then the panel is Brocade Blue and the image is stamped in Real Red with a black scallop trim, I added a Real Red button by the sentiment. This is also for the Color Throw down Challenge to use Real Red, Brocade Blue and Black. This would also qualify for a SUO card! This second card is also for both challenges. I got the train die on clearance at Michael's and I just had to use them today!! Aren't they cute?? The tracks were made from a stamp I bought about two years ago from Impress and I think I only used it once before!! I then masked to stamp the Pocket Silhouette images behind the train. The swirls of smoke are one of those $1 punches at Michael's. I attached them with glue dots.
I again have to scan because not only is my camera broken, now is my video camera!! So I am sorry for the washes out images. I did scan with a piece of black card stock behind the images.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sketch Challenge 213


Here is my card for today's Sketch Challenge over on SCS. I used the new Su stamp set Love You Much. I also used Bella Rose dsp.

I stamped the image is Tuxedo Black and colored in with Copic markers. I added dew drops to the bottom left corner.

I stamped the scallop sentiment twice, once on WW and on Pink Pirouette in Ridinghood Red and punched out the sentiment center and adhered with a dimensional.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!!


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Color Challenge 203 OCCC

Hi everyone!
Here is my card for today's Color Challenge and another one for the OCCC. The colors we were to use are: Garden Green, Baja Breeze and Pacific Blue. I only have Baja ink so I used Copics to color in my images. The cupcake liners are paper pieced with Urban Garden dsp. I colored in the cupcake tops with my Copics and added Dazzling Diamomds to them.
I stamped the little flowers and colored them in with Copics and layered them up with SU circle punches and the scallop circle punch. I pierced these and on the corners of the main image panel and the panel underneath.
I can't add to many embellies because I am having to scan my cards because my camera is broken.
Thanks for stopping by to look!

Monday, January 26, 2009

TLC205 Designing with Pleats and OCCC

Here is my card for today's TLC: Designing with Pleats. I apolpgize for the awful picture. My camera is still not working so I had to scan this.
I used Pocket Silouettes and Rose Red dsp. I stamped one flower image is Timber Brown and the other one in Apriciot Appeal. The sentiment is in Rose Red. I also used the sketch for OCC. I put primas on each corner with the MS leaf punch.
I added square crystal brads to the center.The larger white panel was ran through the cuttlebug in the leaf folder.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Featured Stamper: Vicky Gould

Hello and happy Sunday! I am finally getting around to posting my card for today's Featured Stamper on SCS today: Vicky Gould.

She has an amazing gallery. We are to CASE a card of hers and make our own and change two or more things on it. I chose this one: Piper's 40th Anniversary. I loved the layout. I kept he LOVE theme and the cuttled bg, but changed colors, omitted the ribbon and added a button, used my Labels 2 nesties to frame the main image. I used the new SU set from the bundle promotion.

I stamped the image in Memento Black Tuxedo and colored it in with Prisma pencils and gamsol with a blending stump. I stamped the large heart in Ridinghood Red and cut it out and attached with dimensionals. I then stamped the three hearts in Pale Plum and punched them out and attached two over the flower image and one on the large heart.

I apologize for the picture. Our camera is not working and I had to scan :(.

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Inspiration Challenge

Happy Saturday all!

I made this card for today's Inspiration Challenge on SCS. I chose this item for mine: Espresso.

I love the simple design and the colors. I made mine into a birthday card since I don't drink coffee, plus I need a birthday card for my sons friend from Pre-School who is having a party next Saturday.

I started with a piece of Ruby Red and ran that through the Swiss Dots folder, I then added a layer of River Rock (I still love this color) and used the thin Ric Rac strip for the edges in place of the decorative one on the original. The image is from Our Craft Lounge Anna Mae. It stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in with SU markers and blender pen. I layered this up with the Labels 2 nesties and placed it up on dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment in Ruby Red directly onto the River Rock!

This was so simple!! Thanks for stopping by!!


Friday, January 23, 2009

Limited Supply- Paint it Black

Hi again! Here is another card for today's Paint it Black Limited Supply Challenge.
I used Martha Stewart Transportation stamp set for this one. The base card id black, then Not Quite Navy, then black again. This layer is cuttlebugged with Traffic Jam!! The next layer is NQN with the arch lattice edge punch and a layer of black cuttled with the dots folder.
I used the Label 1 nesties for the main image. Urban Garden dsp and Basic gray cut in half. The image was stamped in NQN and cut out and adhered with dimensionals. The button up in the corner is the SU NQN button with hemp tied on it and up on a pop dot. The star on the car has stickles on it. I used the Build a Brad for the number 3 which is also form the MS stamp set. The sentiment is So many Scallops stamped in NQN and Kiwi Kiss. This is also up on dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by again!!

Limited Supply- Paint it Black

Happy Friday everyone!
I made these two 3x3 note cards for today's challenge to use black as our card base. The frog was stamped in Memento Tuxedo black on Gina K luxury paper and colored in with Copics (still learning how to blend). I used the Labels 1 nesties for the Kiwi Kiss layer and Urban Prairie dp. The fog is up on dimensional and the sentiment is layered on SU oval punched and word window punch and up on dimensionals also. The inside is just a Labels 1 die.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Scetch Challenge 212 and Way to Use It 202

Hi everyone!
Here is my card for today's Way to Use It Challenge: Pattern Pizazz and yesterday's Sketch Challenge.
I started with Close to Cocoa then a layer of Pale Plum and Candyland dp. Theis dp was put through the cuttlebug with a flower folder. The next panel is Labels 1 is Rose Red and Candyland dp again which was ran through the same folder. The bee was stamped in Memento Tuxedo black and colored in with Copics (still learning) and cut out again with Labels 1 and matted on Pale Plum.
The strip panel is Pink Pirouette and Close to Cocoa, The Close to Cocoa was embossed with the cuttlebug strip folder. The sentiment is Cute and Curly stamped in Close to Cocoa.
The bottom panel was punched out with the new Martha Stewart heart edge punch.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Color Challenge 202 and MoJo 70

Hi, here is my card for today's Color Challenge on SCS to use Bravo Burgundy, Regal Rose and Kiwi Kiss. I also used the sketch for MoJo 70.
I used the mega rectangle nesties, long rectangle nesties, Basic Gray Sugared dp and the prima is from Noteworthy.
I used SU sets Organic Grace ans Simply Said.
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Limited Supply 203 Non Cheesy Valentines

Hi! Here is my card for today's Limited Supply Challenge to make a one sided Valentine that can be replicated easily. First I need to apologize for the bad pic. Our camera is on the fritz and I had to scan this. I used the Labels 1 nesties in Rose Red, Regal Rose and WW. I stamped the Pocket Silhouette images in Rose Red and Regal Rose. The sentiment was form Michael's $1 bin. I ran the bottom layers in the Cuttlebug with the hearts folder.
I added dew drops to one corner and a small prima in the other with ribbon and a dew drop. I punched out the butterfly and daubered the edges in Rose Red and Regal Rose and added stickles to the body of the butterfly.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

WT 201 and SC 211

Hi and happy Thursday! Here is my card for two challenges. The first is for the Sketch Challenge on SCS that was yesterday and today's Way to Use It Challenge to Color Your World. This was a fun sketch to follow. I used True Friend for my images. I just love this set. I colored the the flower with my SU markers in Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue and Gable Green. These were the colores that I chose for the colors scheme found here: Pepper 2. I guess you can figure out why I picked these colors. LOL!! I do in fact love these colors together anyway!

The dp is from SU. The butterflies are from the MS punch. I daubered them in Real Red and Pumpkin Pie. The sentiment is from Best Yet. I paper pierced the top and bottom of the image ans I used the SU scallop punch for the image layer as well. The Real Red layer was ran through the Cuttlebug in the Swiss Dots folder. The image layer, sentiment layer and the flowers on the corners are up on dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Color Challenge 201, OCCC

Good morning and happy Tuesday. here is my card for today's Color Challenge to use Kraft, Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy. If you look at a post from a couple of days ago, I almost used the same colors. I actually pulled out these exact colors and thought, no, these don't right together so I grabbed Buckaroo Blue and Bashful Blue with Kraft. Well I couldn't have been more wrong, these colors are awesome together. So, here is my card using Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze and Kraft. I actually just purchased Kraft!! LOVE IT!! Okay, on to the card.

I used Kraft for my base and I ran it through the Cuttlebug with Swiss dots. I used the Labels 2 nesties to cut out the focal image panel. The images are from Autumn Leaves, Pocket Silhouettes and Best Yet. I colored in the images with inks and a blender pen. I used Close to Cocoa for the center of the flower, then NQN and Baja for the rest. I put Crystal Effects on the center blue of the flower. I cut out the image and adhered with a dimensionals. The butterfly is from the same set. I also colored in with inks and a blender pen. It is also adhered with a dimensionals.

I added a large silver brad to the panel a button on the sentiment panel.

The Sentiment panel is stamped with an image from Pocket Silhouettes in Baja Breeze and the sentiment is stamped in NQN.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, January 12, 2009

MoJo60 and Blogger's Challenge 81 (TechnoStamper)

Here is my card for two challenges today. The first is over on the MoJo Blog for MoJo69 sketch! What an AWESOME sketch! I used all SU paper and punches and my new VERVE stamps! Love these fun images!!. The second challenge is over on TechoStampers Blog for Challenge 81 to use designer paper. I used SU's Bella Rose dsp.
My card base Kiwi Kiss, then a layer of Pink Pirouette and Bella Rose. I used my Marvy Circle punches for the image panel. I think I will be purchasing the circle nesties next!! I stamped SU set Embrace Life leaf image in Kiwi Kiss then I stamped the butterfly image from Verve's Fluttering By in Pink Pirouette twice, once on the leaf image and again onto WW and cut out and adhered with a pop dot. The cross panel is Pink Pirouette and I punched each end with SU scallop punch, then a layer of Kiwi Kiss and then Bella Rose dsp. I paper pierced the top and bottom and added dew drops on each side.
The smaller circles were made with SU 1 inch and 1 1/4 inch punches. I stamped the smaller version on the same butterfly in Kiwi Kiss and Pink Pirouette. I heavy sponged the edges in the coordinating colors and adhered with dimensionals. I put a sentiment by the main image. I stamped the sentiment from Verve in Kiwi Kiss and punch out with the word window punch and sponged the edges, I then punched a piece with the large oval punch in Kiwi Kiss and a piece of Bella Rose with the 1 inch circle punch. It is adhered with a dimensional. I paper pierced this also.
Thanks for coming by to visit!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Featured Stamper 101- JayDeKay, OCCC

Happy Sunday everyone!

Here is my card for today's Featured Stamper on SCS JayDeKay. She had an awesome gallery, you should check it out!! I also made this for the OCCC to use two shades of blue along with a neutral color. My two shades of blue are Bashful Blue and Buckaroo Blue along with Kraft being my neutral.

The FS challenge is one where you pick a card from the FS gallery and change two or more things on it. This is the card I chose: ssnotime34 Happy Critters. I liked the layout and that is kind of what I stuck with. The card size is 4 1/2 x 4 1/2. The bottom panel is square, but he other panel is more rectangle to fit the image I chose. I also changed the colors, theme, moved the sentiment, added the button, omitted the stitching and did some doodling. The back Kraft panel was ran through the Cuttlebug. The square panel had Basic Gray Boxer dp and the image was colored in with watercolored pencils and a blender pen.

I hope you like what I did here!!


Saturday, January 10, 2009

Butterfly Award

Wow, was I shocked to get this award from Michelle Yungbauer. I am just speechless! I really don't know how to thanks her for it!! I have just started blogging about 3 months ago, so I am honored!! Well. I am to nominate 10 more bloggers this award. So here it goes:

Jodi Collins: Stamping A Latte
Mary Jo Price-Williams: TechnoStamper
Julianna: Stamping With Inky Fingers
Laurie: Inspired Designs
Vickie: It's a Stamp Thing
Cindy: Cindy's Stamping Ground
Wendybell: Wickedly Wonderful Creations
Vicky Gould: Villiage Stampers Ramblings
Denise: The Paper Landscaper
Mary Jo Albright: beauty lies within

All of these wonderful ladies have inspired me in one way or another, so I am sorry if you have received one of these before, But I wanted to recognize your talents. I visit their blogs often, even though I may not leave a comment, mainly due to two kids running around, I still enjoy their talent!

Ladies, here are the deets:

1. Please nominate 10 fellow bloggers
2. Post the award on your blog
3. Add the link to the person who nominated you
4. Let those people know you gave them this award

Please check out these talented ladies!!


Friday, January 9, 2009

Limited Supply 202- Hearts

Hi! I made another one for this fun challenge to use hearts, but the catch was the it use pink or red, heart image, embossed hearts or anything that has any of the above on the card. I went with an all Pink Pirouette and Whisper White card. I did the negative embossed folder technique with the block heart folder. The image was stamped in Dazzle Versamark and then Pink Pirouette and clear embossed, I did the same for the sentiment, I cut them out with my nesties and layered the, on Pink Pirouette, Each fo the images are up on dimensionals. The ribbon is wrapped half way around the card and adhered in the back. I made the bow and attached a big pink button in the middle.

Here is a close up of the sentiment. I used stickles for the heart. It is really sparkly IRL. You can kind of see the shimmer on the letters from the Versamark.
Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific weekend!

Limited Supply Challenge- Hearts

Hi and happy Friday!!
Here is my card for today's challenge to use hearts and the color red and pink on our cards! I used Real Red, Passion Pink and Black. The embossing folder are smell hearts. The image was stamped in black and colored in with Copics. I used the mega curvy rectangle nesties to from the image. The heart punch is from Creative Memories and the sentiment is part of one that say' "love to you" and I just colored in the word love with my Real Red marker and stamped that on the white heart. I tied the Real Red striped ribbon around and adhered to the back. I just bought these heart charms at Michael's yesterday and i tied those an with hemp. The image and sentiment panel are on dimensionals.
Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Way To Use It-Stars

What a fun challenge today to use stars on our card or project!! I bought this stamp last week at Hobby Lobby and I thought he was just sweet! I then noticed today that his antenna look like stars!! Two for one!! Gotta like those odds!!
I ink him up in Stazon Black and colored him in with Copics (my first blending try on the watermelon). I added stickles to the wings. I layered him on the Label 2 nesties. The dp is Basic Gray Urban Prairie. I cut out a section of the bee from the paper and adhered it with a dimensional on top of the same image on the paper.
The star brad was dipped in dazzle versamark, then Kiwi Kiss and clear EP. It is is hard to see, it kind of look gold from far away.
Thanks for visiting!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Sketch Challenge 210

Hi, here is my card for today's Sketch Challenge on SCS and for the The Color Throw Down Challenge to use Baja Breeze, Mellow Moss and Very Vanilla.. What great colors to go along with a fabulous sketch. This card measures 5x5. The dp is from American Crafts. I used MS arch lattice punch. The small middle panel is mellow moss and vanilla, I stamped the leaf image from Embrace Life in Chocolate Chip and colored the leaves in with the Mellow Moss marker. I stamped the image again for the other panel again in Chocolate Chip. The sentiment is from Stampendous. I just love the quote! It says it all! I added Jumbo Eyelets and tied hemp around those and I added primas and adhered with a dimensional.

Thanks for visiting.


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Color Challenge 200

I made another one for this challenge because I was not thrilled with my first one which is the one below this post. I used Flower Filled for this one. I stamped the boots in Stazon UltraMarine and cut them out. I stamped the stems is Stazon green. I then stamped the flowers in Pumpkin Pie and the Ultramarine. I stamped the pumpkin one's again onto WW and punched them out and adhered them on top of the other ones with pop dots. I then added blue gems to the middle. The other flowers have stickles in the middle as well as the button on the boot. I used the Garden Green for "grass" and sued the Martha Stewart edge punch for that. I added orange brads to to bottom with my Crop-a-Dial. The Butterflies were made with the MS punch and sponged with the Pumpkin Pie and Ultramarine inks, attached with pop dots and the smaller blue gems to the body. The sentiment is the Cute and Curly set. I trimmed around the sentiment to make it fit. I then added the primas with a crystal brad. I cuttlebugged the white cs with birds and swirls.

Thanks for stopping by!


Color Challenge 200

Hi everyone and happy Tuesday. Well the oldest is back at school, so it is finally back to normal again!! Well this was a very interesting color combination today. The only ink I have is Pumpkin Pie and cs was Pumpkin Pie and Garden Green. The blue is an Achiever color that matched up pretty well. The dp is from the glitter stack. I stamped the image from Stazon Inks and Pumpkin Pie. I pierced around the image, in the bottom corners and along the sentiment. I used the scallop punch for the image layers and the oval and word window punch for the sentiment. The sentiment and primas are up on dimensionals. I added some dew drop accents to the side and ribbon around the image.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, January 5, 2009


Hi and happy Monday! What a great sketch for MoJo Monday, I just couldn't pass it up! I used SU Washington Apple dsp for a starting point. I just love the colors in it. I used sponge daubers to color in my image. I used Ridinghood Red, Bashful Blue and So Saffron. I then cut it out with my Mega Rectangle Nesties and layered that on So Saffron. The strip is RHR and Washington Apple sap. I used buttons from CTMH and paper pierced along the middle of it and adhered with dimensionals. The sentiment is stamped in RHR, sponged and punched out with the large oval. I pierced around the larger oval and adhered with a dimensional. I used the Martha Stewart butterfly punch and sponged with all three colors and add stickles to the body of the butterfly. On the top corner I used the small and large oval punch and then adhered a prima and a dew drop.
Thanks for looking and please leave a comment if you wish!

TLC 202 Taky Glitter and OCCC

Hi, here is my card for today's TLC on SCS to use glitter. Love using it, but is is sure a big mess!! LOL! I used the sketch for this week's OCCC. The base card is a mauve color frim Archiver's, then a layer of Certaily Celery and Bo Bunny dp. The next layer is RHR with the scallop punch for the bottom and the other side of the same Bo Bunny dp. I stamped the image and used the long rectangle nesties to frame it. I colored Chantigo in with Copics and Bic markers. The hearts are from the CM heart punch, I aded glue then some red glitter. I added dew drops, ribbon and the heart is up on a dimensional.
Here is just a pic of the inside of the card.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Featured Stamper 100 JulieHRR

Happy Sunday everyone! What an awesome gallery we were to chose from today for the Featured Stamper JuliHRR. We are to pick a card and CASE it and change at least 2 things. I chose Happy Bee-lated Birthday. I loved the simplicity and the layout. The things I changed were:

omitted the brads and added piercing
moved the sentiment
butterflies instead of bees
one extra layer

I daubered the image with River Rock and Ridinghood Red. The dp is Cosmo Cricket Dutch Girl. I stamped the image is River Rock, punched out and layered on the scallop circle. I then paper pierced around the image and again on the dp layer. I used the MS lace edge punch for the Ridinghood Red layer.

Here is a close up of the butterflies. I punched them out with the Martha Stewart punch and daubered the edges with River Rock and Ridinghood Red. I added stickles to the body of the butterfly.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!!


Saturday, January 3, 2009

Inspiration Challenge 161

Hi, Here is my card for the Inspiration Challenge. What fun cakes we had to choose from for our creations today. This one is called Warning Signs. Instead of doing triangle which I do not like to do, I went with the Labels 2 nesties. I used the colors, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Barely Banana and Pacific Blue. The exclamation pint is from the retired Brushstroke Alphabet and it is embossed in black. I then traced around the edges with a black Bic marker. I stamped the sentiment in Basic Black.
This card is the Cuppy Cake one. I thought it was just adorable. I used the Inkidinkado cupcake set. I stamped each cupcake in black, colored in the tops with my Copics. I used the 1/1 inch circle punch for the cherries in Real Red cs and the stems are small pieces of black cs cut very thin and I wrapped them around my finger to get them to curl. I used the word window punch for the base and each cupcake is on a dimensional. I stamped the sentiment is Orchid Opulence.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Limite Supply Challenge 201

Hi! Here is my card for today's Limited Suppy Challenge to use some of our favorite things on our cards. Well. I have so many that it ws hard to narrow down. We could use three colors plus a neutral, I used some of the new In Colors: Ridinghood Red, Kiwi Kiss a nd Pink Pirouette. Another fav is any of the SU dsp. I chose Bella Blossoms. Our Craft Lounge is becoming on of my favorite new companies, especially since I was at Archiver's today and found that they are carrying them, plus I had a 30% coupon!! Score!! So I bought this new set today!! I chose the tree image and colred it in with my new favorite coloring item: Copics! The punches I used were the word window, large oval, 1" circle and the photo corner. I colored in the image ans cut oout with the rectangle nesties and I then I used the heart block cuttlebug folder. I paper pierced the sentiment.

My new favorite thing to do is to decorate the inside of my cards. I see that a lot of peaople are doing it and it really adds alot to the crd.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Way To Use It 199

Hi all and Happy New Year! I am happy to ring in the New Year with some silver! This was made for the Way To Use It Challenge in incorporate silver on our cards! Well, I did! The used the nesties mega curvy rectangle for my layering. I used a metallic silver paper for one of my silvers. I also used the silver brads for the center of my primas, the silver filigree brad ans I embossed the heart is silver embossing powder. I then used a silver spiral clip for my ribbon.
I also dry embossed with small hearts on the red base card.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!