"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Monday, February 28, 2011

A Song....

My card today is for the current Stampin' Sisters In Christ challenge to "button it down" and use at least three buttons on your card. The devotional this week is about how we can trust God to keep us secure in all situations, thus the use of buttons!  I'm also putting this into the Moxie Fab Get Daring with Decorative Tape challenge.  I recently bought some T!m Holtz Tissue Tape because... well... I thought it was really neat!  And then it arrived and I was like... well... now what do I do??  Then came the Moxie Fab challenge and I gave it a try. 

Can't tell you how much cardstock and tape I used up trying to make something for the challenge, but it was ALOT!  Finally I made this card.  I applied the tissue tape to white cardstock and then die cut it using a couple of PTI dies (the little flower and the border).  Not very inventive, I know, but at least I'm trying, right?  A button was added to the center of the diecut flower, as well as to the stamped flower and the center of the bow.  To soften the card a bit (it is a little severe with the black, cream & kraft) I added some SU! seam binding called Crumb Cake.   The stamps are from Hero Arts & Verve

Thanks for taking a peek....

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI Kraft, white & Vintage Cream; T!m Holtz Tissue Tape; Stamps:  Hero Arts Musical Background, Bird Collage, & Verve; Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Dies:  PTI; Buttons:  PTI; Seam Binding Stampin Up! Crumb Cake; Twine May Arts

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Less is More + A Tuesday Trigger

A short post today with a card for the new Less is More challenge to use three squares on your card.  I had been wanting to make something for the current Tuesday Trigger challenge over at Moxie Fab World but nothing was coming to me other than I wanted to use a flower of some sort.  When I saw the Less is More challenge the pieces fell into place.  This is a very simple, clean and graphic card with lots of white space... I love white space {grin}! 

If you haven't tried Less is More you really must!   Everyone is so friendly and encouraging!  Hands down one of the nicest challenge blogs I have come across, ever!

Thanks for taking a peek...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; SU! Kiwi Kiss; Ink:  SU! Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry & Kiwi Kiss; Stamps:  SU! Priceless; Hero Arts:  Find Joy; Pearls:  Hero Arts & Basic Grey

Friday, February 25, 2011


A quick post with my card for ColourQ.  What a fun, bright color combo from Arielle this week!  But as usual I had a hard time coming up with something.  I intially had the idea to use the sketch from Card Patterns and my Dot Spot set from PTI.  But when I gave that a try I didn't like it at all.  So I used my Stampin Up! set Fast & Fabulous for the card instead.  I like how the card turned out, but I think I could have done better with the colors. 

Thanks for taking a peek...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; Stampin Up! Rich Razzleberry & Brocade Blue; Ink:  Stampin Up! Brocade Blue & Pear Pizzaz; Memento Danube Blue; Stampin Up! spiral punch; Green/white bakers twine.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Just a Note...

A couple of cards today for the One Layer Wednesday challenge.  Jennifer put forth the challenge for us to use anything music related on our cards.   Immediately I thought of using either my Hero Arts Musicial Background cling and/or the Hero Arts Musical Clef set for my card.   Then I remembered my long neglected WPlus9Design set Just A Note and I decided to make two cards for the challenge.

First up is the card I made using the Hero Arts Musical Clef set.  I stamped the music image from the set in the bottom right corner of the card using Ranger's Weather Wood distress ink.  I then overstamped the clef image using PTI's True Black ink.   The "just a note" sentiment is from Savvy Stamps and was perfect for the card.  I added a few grey pearls.  Initially I had put the pearls in the upper left corner, realized how strange that looked and moved them. 

On the second card I used the WPlus9Design Just a Note set.  Again, I stamped the music image in the bottom right corner using Weather Wood  and then stamped the two part sentiment using True Black.  For this card I decided to add a little bit of color in the form of the green/white bakers twine and a few green gems. 

Thanks for taking a peek...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI Soft Stone; Ink:  Ranger Weather Wood & PTI True Black; Stamps:  Hero Arts Musical Clef, WPIus9Design Just A Note; Savvy Stamps "just a note", bakers twine, Hero Arts green gems & BasicGrey pearls

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Never Be....

My card today for Stampin Sisters in Christ and ODBD's Shining the Light challenges.  The challenge over at Stampin Sisters is to use the color green and the challenge at ODBD is to stamp a sentiment over an image, one of my favorite stamping techniques.

The card started out as a completely different idea then what it ended up being.  I had wanted to use the main focal image from the ODBD set As You Graduate for the card and use the emboss/resist techinque.  But when I got done embossing and then inking the image I just didn't like how it turned out.   So... I switched gears and decided to just go with one of the cross images from the ODBD Cross of Christ set and a sentiment from As You Graduate.  The sentiment works well for the Stampin Sister's challenge as Peggysue's devotional is about how we often choose to put off doing something that we know is good for us because we maybe fear the consequences, we just don't want to change our ways or we are afraid of the unknown.   But if we trust God we don't need to be afraid.   I used my Spellbinders Labels Eleven dies and one of my favorite embossing folders from Stampin Up!.   I decided to ink up the embossing with some Bundled Sage ink to make it stand out more.

Thanks for taking a peek...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Stampin Up! Mellow Moss; PTI white; Ink:  Ranger Bundled Sage & Forest Moss distress inks; Stampin Up! Elegant Lines EF; Spellbinders Labels 11 dies; Kaiser Craft pearls.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Buttons, Bows & Big Flowers

Hi there!  A card today for three challenges:  JUGs, Cardabilities & Shabby Tea Room.  

The JUGs challenge this week is to use the following colors:  Melon, Aqua & Kraft.  The Shabby Tea Room challenge is to use buttons and bows.   And Cardabilities is a new to me sketch challenge.  I really liked the sketch they have up right now and wanted to play along so I combined the three challenges.   I wanted to do the Shabby Tea Room this week as the sweet gals over at the Tea Room gave me an honorable mention for the card I entered last week... thanks!!!  Finally... I HAD to play along with JUGs this week as my dear bloggy friend, Elise, is now a member of the JUGs design team!!  Yay, Elise!

After rolling a couple of ideas around in my head I decided to color one of those paper flowers from Irene's Garden using a Copic marker (BG000) to use as the centerpiece of my card.  I die cut kraft cardstock using my Top Note die and stamped the sentiment in SU! Groovy Guava (the closest color I have to Melon Berry) in the upper left corner.  I die cut the little leafy branches from Melon Berry Bitty Dot Basic patterned paper to layer with the flower.  After layering everything on the top note diecut, I attached the bow.   A few little Aqua Mist buttons were attached to the branches and I was done.  I did lightly stamp the card base with the Hero Arts Classic Fabric Design cling using my almost completely dried up PTI Aqua Mist cube and inked the edges. 

The card is a bit outside my comfort zone, but I do like how it turned out.   Thanks for taking a peek....

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Your Heart...

Yesterday I made a card for the 90 minute scramble over at the Hero Arts Flickr group and for the current Less is More challenge:  Spring.   I used the emboss/resist technique for the card and because I was making it for the Less is More challenge I kept things really simple, only adding some ribbon.  I loved how it turned out (and so did alot of other people, too!), but I wanted to see how it would turn out if I added just a wee bit more to the card.    Well... let's just say that I'm quite pleased with how it turned out, quite pleased indeed!

I used the new CR84FN color story of light pink, medium violet & grey.  The image was again stamped on the cardstock using VersaMark, clear embossing powder applied and heat set.  I then inked up the image with Ranger's Milled Lavender distress ink.  It was pretty, but the purple was just too light.  So, I got out the Dusty Concorde distress ink and applied some to the edges and some of the flowers in the interior of the image and that did the trick!   I used that cute little PTI Signature Series Dress Form stamp set & matching die, as well.   Some PTI Sweet Blush ribbon (tied in a perfect bow... sigh!), one of those lovely flowers from Irene's Garden, some gems & pearls and I was done. 

Thanks for taking a peek...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; Stamps:  Hero Arts Large Blossom, PTI Signature Series Dress Form; Ink:  Ancient Page Stone Grey, Ranger Milled Lavender & Dusty Concorde distress inks; Hero Arts pearls; KaiserCraft rhinestones; PTI Sweet Blush grosgrain ribbon; PTI Dress Form die

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Less is More

A quick post with a card for the new Less is More challenge:  Spring.    A week or so ago I got the Hero Arts cling stamp, Large Blossom, from my sweet Flickr/blogging friend, Brenda, through a stamp swap that we did.  So for the last week I have been wanting to make something with it.  The Less is More challenge was the perfect opportunity, but what to do.  Then when I saw the 90 minute scramble challenge over at the Hero Arts Flickr group and my idea crystalized.  The basic idea of the 90 minute scramble is to complete a card in 90 minutes or less.  We aren't given the "rules" of the challenge until the start time of the challenge.  It makes for lots of fun!  The scramble challenge this morning was hosted by Hannah F. and she challenged us to either use a Hero Arts woodgrain stamp or to use distress inks and/or paper distressing.  I decided to go with using distress inks.  

For my card I stamped the image on cream cardstock with Versamark watermark ink, applied clear embossing powder and then heat set.  Once that was done I applied Ranger's Scattered Straw distress ink using a ink blending tool and foam pad.    After I finished applying the ink I tried some Stampin Up! So Saffron ribbon around the piece and mounted it on the card front using foam dimensionals.  I also used the Scattered Straw ink to stamp the sentiment.

Thanks for taking a peek....

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI Vintage Cream; Stamps:  Hero Arts:  Large Blossom cling, Find Joy set; Ink:  Ranger Scattered Straw; Ribbon:  Stampin Up! So Saffron grosgrain

A CASE Study @ The Play Date Cafe...

Happy weekend everyone!  In my corner of the world it's a three day weekend for my kids and my older one is very excited about that! 

From my post title I hope you figured out that my card is for the combined CASE Study & Play Date Cafe' challenges.  Yes... this week those two fabulous challenge blogs have joined forces to bring us a fantastic challenge and fantastic prizes.   The amazing sponsor of the challenges is Layers of Color Art stamps... a company located here in my home state of Washington!   With Layers of Color being the sponor I just couldn't pass up the chance to use my somewhat neglected LOC stamps.   

Because I'm a simple cardmaking gal... I well... simplified things a bit while still keeping to the overall design of February CASE study muse Eva's card.  I used two different LOC clear stamp sets (Flutterescent & Nature Walk) and one of their newer cling stamps Victorian Frame.  The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things set Polka Dot Greetings.   I colored the flowers with the Copic markers:  R46, R89, Y17 & Y19.   Because I went very simple with the card I didn't use any patterned paper.  I added some interest by stamping the flourish from Nature Walk on the card base using Versamark ink.   I stamped the flourish on cream cardstock with Memento Bamboo Leaves, trimmed it out and applied some Old Paper distress ink. 

Thanks for taking a peek....

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI kraft & vintage cream; Stamps:  LOC Nature Walk, Flutterescent & Victorian Frame; MFT Polka Dot Greetings; Ink:  Memento Bamboo Leaves & Tuxedo Black; PTI True Black;Ranger Old Paper DI,  Copic makers; Spellbinders dies

Friday, February 18, 2011

It's Christmas... In February!!

I know, I know.... we just got done with Christmas, but the One Layer Wednesday challenge set by Susan this week is to make a Christmas card... seriously!  But, I was up to the challenge because yesterday I received some happy mail in the form of my free stamps from Waltzingmouse!!! YAY!!  I have been waiting for these stamps for a loooong time (one set since November!!).  One of the sets I received was the WMS set Frame It.  I used that one along with the WMS set Nutcracker Sweet for the card.  The card is a 4 x 4 square.   The other part of the challenge was to use only red and green. 

Thanks for taking a peek.... hope you get some happy mail today!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; Stamps:  WMS Frame It & Nutcracker Sweet; Ink:  SU! Real Red & Memento Bamboo Leaves

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Waltzingmouse @ the Shabby Tearoom

My card today is a pretty simple one.  I used the current Waltzingmouse sketch and combined it with the colors from the inspiration photo from the Shabby Tearoom.   One of my Flickr friends, Michelle, is the guest designer this week over at the Shabby Tearoom so I thought I would play along this time.  Michelle is very good at the shabby chic look so it was definitely a "no brainer" for her to be a guest designer!    

Initially I thought would try to make a shabby chic card, but instead I went clean and simple for my card because that is more my style.  But in keeping with the inspiration photo added something warm and fuzzy in the way of the felt rose that I made using my rolled rose die from My Favorite Things.   I tried to make sure that I incorporated most of the colors from the inspiration photo, as well. 

Thanks for taking a peek....

Supplies:  Cardstock:  SU! Crumb Cake; Stamps:  SU! Medallion & My Favorite Things Polka Dot Greetings; Ink:  SU! Baja Breeze & Riding Hood Red; Felt: My Favorite Things; Pearl:  SU!

Heartfelt Wednesday - Daffodil Pail

My Heartfelt Creations project today was one that I had been wanting to do ever since I received the Springtime Medley collection.  More specifically... I wanted to use the Daffy Daffodils set to make this project.  Finally I got the time (and boy did I need that time!) to get it made.

Several years ago I had purchased these little acrylic pails that were full of Prima flowers.  I have since used the flowers and had saved the empty pail because "I just knew I would use them for something!".   They were perfect for my project!   Most of the time was spent either diecutting or handtrimming out the flowers.  The large daffodil was diecut using the Heartfelt Creations Springtime Medley dies that coordinate with the stamp sets.  The smaller daffodils were diecut as well.   But because I wanted the trumpet to be a different color, I had to handtrim those out.   All the papers used for the project are from PaperTrey Ink (Bitty Dot Basics).  After I had finished adhering everything to the pail, I then tied bits of ribbon around the handle to finish the look.

Thanks for taking a peek... please check out the Heartfelt Creations blog to see what the rest of the design team has created!

Supplies:  Heartfelt Creations Daffy Daffodil set; Springtime Medley Dies; PTI papers & ribbons; Inks:  Close to My Heart & Memento

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Going Inside the Box with CR84FN..

During my ramblings around the papercrafting world I stopped at the Layers of Colour blog and saw the most incredible project for something called an "exploding box".  Intrigued by this exploding box I went on a search to find good instructions on how to make one (it is really actually very simple to make) and after finding what I needed got to work.  (I apologize for not having a link to where I got the instructions from.)  I used the color combo from this weeks CR84FN challenge of teal, green and yellow.... yummy springtime colors. 

The box was created using a 12x12 sheet of Bazzill cardstock and then the lid was made from a 6x6 piece of cardstock.  All the stamps used for the box are from Hero Arts.  For the colors I chose to use Stampin Up!'s Taken with Teal, So Saffron & Pear Pizzazz.   The flower was created by stamping it on white cardstock, trimming it out and then sponging on So Saffron ink  After more cutting and stamping this is how the interior turned out:

Thanks for taking a peek...sometimes we need to get outside the box, but sometimes it is good to go back in!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Bazzill white; Stampin Up! Taken with Teal & Pear Pizzazz; Stamps:  Hero Arts Large Flower, Antique Brocade, Little Butterfly & Find Joy sets; Rhinestones; Diamond Stickles

A Sweet Award...

So yesterday I was checking the old bloggo and saw a comment from my sweet Heartfelt Creations design teammate, Olga, telling me she had something for me on her blog... well, it was this very sweet award!  Now along with getting this award I had to pick five people whose blogs I enjoy, pass the award onto them (just right click on the award and save it to your computer) and state what I liked about them.   Then, and this was the real hard part, I had to write five things about me!  Yikes and double yikes!  Anywhoo... here is my list of five:

Brenda:   I "met" Brenda through the Hero Arts Flickr group.  Her sweet comments and beautiful cards always make me smile! 
Natalie:  Another Flickr friend who I have gotten to know better over the last several months and I'm so glad for it!  Natalie is so very sweet, so very talented and so very generous!  
Barb:   If you have spent any time hanging out with the Hero Arts Flickr group then you know who Barb is... just the sweetest member of the group.   Always leaving comments full of encouragement and praise!
Heather:  Yep... another Flickr friend!  Heather's ability to put fabric and cardstock together is nothing short of magical!  She constantly makes me wish I had a sewing machine!!
And last, but not least:  Elise!  I did not "meet" Elise through Flickr, but just by sheer serendipity!  She has become a very dear friend and probably my biggest cheerleader when it comes to cardmaking.   And to top it all off... she is one fantastic papercrafter! 

So... thank you ladies for making this papercrafting journey I'm on so much more fun!!  Now... on to five things about me:
1.  In my "other life" I'm a legal assistant and I absolutely love the legal profession!
2.  I have a cat named Cleo and we both have thryroid issues!  (how funny is that???)
3.  I have never lived anywhere but my hometown of Tacoma, Washington.
4.  My absolute favorite movie is the A&E version of Pride & Prejudice (I could watch Collin Firth all day long!).
5.  Ribbon is my favorite embellishment.

Thanks for taking a peek....

Monday, February 14, 2011

Etsy Inspired & JUGs

Quick post today with a card for the current Etsy Inspired challenge and for the current JUGs challenge.   The Etsy inspiration store this week is Glow Girl.  A place where you can get really cute handmade coupon holders, totes and snack bags.   I chose as my inspiration piece this picture showing some coupon holders made using black & white damask fabric.  The holders all have really bright and fun interiors.   I chose to use the bright blue accent color for my card.  

My card is pretty simple and while I liked it I felt it was just lacking in something.   Then I remembered the JUGS challenge to use the spotligh technique.   I think just the little bit of spotlighting to the card provided the finishing touch. 

Thanks for taking a peek...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI White; SU! Pacific Point; Stamps:  SU! Style Beautiful; Ink:  SU! Pacific Point; PTI True Black; Fiskars Upper Crust punch

Sunday, February 13, 2011

It's Time to Celebrate...

Happy Valentine's Day!   My card isn't a valentine, but I did use valentine colors of red, pink & white for the card.  After making a few one layer cards that were, quite frankly, less than stellar tonight I have made one that I'm very, very happy with. 

Recently I found a new clean & simple challenge blog called "Less is More" and the challenge there this week is to make a one layer card.   That dovetailed nicely with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge this week to make.... yep a one layer card!   And the color story came from this week's Sentimental Sundays challenge.  

After messing about all afternoon making a fairly complicated project that I be posting once I get a good photo of it I wanted to make something fairly easy.  I also wanted to make a card using a new Stampin Up! set that I acquired recently called Fast & Fabulous.  I stamped the outline image using SU!'s Cherry Cobbler ink and then the "filler" image in SU!'s Riding Hood Red.  Some SU! Pink Pirouette ribbon was tied at the top and the sentiment from Hero Arts was stamped in Cherry Cobbler.  A few pink rhinestones finished off the card.

Thanks for taking a peek.... yes, I changed the look of my blog, again!  But I think I will keep it this way for awhile...
Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI White; Stamps:  SU! Fast & Fabulous; Inks:  SU! Riding Hood Red & Cherry Cobbler; SU! Pink Pirouette ribbon; Pink Rhinestones

Friday, February 11, 2011

Pretty Pinks from ColourQ

I almost didn't make a card for this week's ColourQ challenge.   The colors this week include three shades of light pink, white and kraft!  A totally lovely combo, but when I first saw it I thought "three shades of light pink...!"  But I took a look at the inspiration photo, again, and changed my mind.   My card is based upon a card I made a few weeks ago for a Moxie Fab challenge.  I loved how it turned out, but wanted to see if I could take the basic design and change it up a bit.   I kept some elements the same, moved one around and added a bit (the pearl flourish) to the over all design.  I really like how it turned out.   I think it is a nice play on the inspiration photo, as well.

Thanks for taking a peek...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI Kraft; SU! Blushing Bride; Ink:  SU! Pretty in Pink & Pink Pirouette; VersaMark Watermark ink; Close to My Heart White Daisy; Stamps: SU! Vintage Vogue & Because I Care; Zva Creative pearl flourish; Zva Creative pearl

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Some Happy Mail + A Card

I love getting happy mail, don't you??   Today I got happy mail in the form of my comp. copy of the April issue of Scrap & Stamp Arts.  Scrap & Stamp Arts have been so kind as to publish lots of my cards, put a couple on the cover and even publish a article that I wrote!  I really like Scrap & Stamp Arts!  Occasionally they have a card challenge  The most recent one was a challenge to use the color combo of turquoise and black.  So I sent them one card and ya know what???  They picked my card as the winning card!!  How cool is that??

Anyway... on to my card.  Today's card is for two challenges:  ODBD Shining the Light challenge and the Waltzingmouse sketch challenge.  The ODBD challenge this week is a "choose your challenge" challenge.  The ODBD design team gave us 10 past challenges to choose from to make our card.  I chose to use the "Distress It" (ODBDSLC22) challenge. 

I stamped the dogwood image from the ODBD set "Grow in Grace" on cream cardstock and colored with the following Copics:  B000, B00, E57, YG93 & YG95 and then trimmed it out.  I stamped the border image from the WMS set Victorian Frippary on to cream cardstock with SU! Baja Breeze.  I then inked the edges with Ranger's Old Paper Distress ink.  The edges were further distress with a distressing tool.  The sentiment from the ODBD set "Don't Worry" was also stamped using Baja Breeze.   The patterned paper is from the DCWV mat stack "Linen Closet".  Everything was finished off with some Very Vanilla seam binding from SU!.  I made the triple bow using the Bow Easy.  I'm still not completely comfortable with the Bow Easy so my bow isn't the best...

Thanks for taking a peek....

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI Vintage Cream; Stamps:  WMS Victorian Frippary; ODBD Grow in Grace & Don't Worry; Ink:  Baja Breeze; Old Paper; Ribbon:  SU! seam binding; Copic Markers

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine {Button} Love

A card today for three challenges:

Sentimental Sundays:  Happy Valentine's Day
CR84FN:  Color challenge - light pink, bright pink & brown
Flourishes:  FTTC104  - use buttons

I used the really cute Stampin Up! set Valentine Defined, again, for this card... I'm planning on sending it to my sister for Valentine's Day.  I don't often send out Valentines to people, but this darn set is just so cute that I had to have it and I was determined to make some cards with it!   This card makes number 3! 

Thanks for taking a peek.....

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI Vintage Cream, SU! Pink Pirouette & Choc. Chip; Stamps:  Valentine Defined; Ink:  SU! Pretty in Pink & Choc. Chip; Buttons:  PTI; Fiskars Corner rounder

Heartfelt Wednesday -- New Release Day!!

Some projects today using brand spankin' new stamps from Heartfelt Creations!  Linda, the owner/illustrator, has done it again with some really gorgeous stamps.  The entire collection is called New Life and is available for purchase right now!  If you purchase the entire set you can save $15.00.  One of the items also available for purchase is a brand new Heartfelt Creations/Spellbinder die called Decorative Oval Window and boy oh boy is it pruddy!  My first card features the new die and stamps from the Outside My Window Set. 

Two of the new sets, Decorative Vintage Cross & Wrought Iron Cross, include the most beautiful crosses and lovely sentiments.  My next two cards are from that set. 

There are so some neat new background stamps:  Stained Glass & Vintage Life.  I am absolutely crazy about Heartfelt Creations background stamps!    My final card uses the Stained Glass background stamp and images from the Egg-citing Day set.

Thanks for taking a peek.... I hope you will head over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to check out what the rest of the design team has created!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Esty Inspired + JUGS {again}

I said I really liked the current sketch challenge from JUGs and I meant it.    My second card using the sketch is for this week's Etsy Inspired challenge.   The inspiration Etsy store this week is Daisy Petal Designs.  Another store full of super cute jewelry and hair excessories.   My card was inspired by a really cute headband.   I took a bit of liberty with the inspiration photo, as well as with sketch... This time I put everything in the upper corner, but moved it down a bit.  I didn't go with the color scheme of the inspiration piece, but used a grey/white combo.  I used the super cute Dawn McVey Signature Series set: Dress Form, as well as an image from the Waltzingmouse Labels 3 set and one of those gorgeous paper flowers from Irene's Garden.

Thanks for taking a peek....

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; PP:  SU! Day & Night dp; Stamps:  PTI Signature Series Dress Form; WMS Very Vintage Labels 3; Ink:  Ancient Page Stone Grey & Ranger Old Paper distres ink; Zva Creative crystal flourish; Cuttlebug; Spellbinders Labels 3 dies; Signature Series Dress Form die; Irene's Garden paper flower

Saturday, February 5, 2011

ColourQ + JUGs

A card today for the current ColourQ challange that also uses the new JUGs sketch challenge.  My take on the sketch has been stripped down and dropped in the opposite corner.   I really like the sketch so I'm thinkin' I will be back with another version at some point this weekend.

The ColourQ colors this week are blushing bride, early espresso, cameo coral, vanilla and poppy parade.  When I saw the color combo I immediately thought of my new SU! set Valentine Defined.  I have already used that stamp set for my little "Charlie Brown" card, but there are so many cute elements in the set that I just had to use it again for this card.    So... I created the little collage you see.   I really like how it turned out, althougth I am a little bummed you can't really see the pink stamped portion of the card.

Thanks for taking a peek....

Supplies:  PTI Vintage Cream & Pure Poppy; Stamps:  SU! Valentine Defined; Ink:  SU! Pink Pirouette, Early Espresso & Cameo Coral; Buttons:  PTI  

Thursday, February 3, 2011

One Layer Wednesday + CR84FN + City Crafters

Another multi challenge card.   This one for the following challenges:

CR84FN color challenge:  brown, red & torquoise
City Crafters:   All You Need Is Love
One Layer Wednesday:  Inspiration photo/one image, one border & bling

This is a pretty simple card made using the super cute Stampin Up! set Valentine Defined.  I'm not big on valentine stamps, but when I saw this set in the current SU! mini catalog I, well... fell in love.  The border and main image were stamped in SU! Real Red and then the sentiment was stamped in SU! Tempting Torquoise.  The bling comes in the form of brown rhinestones from Hero Arts.  The kraft card base could also work for the brown.   It's a gloomy day in my neck of the woods (no snow thankfully, but we are supposed to get rain), so it was hard to get a good photo... I think the card is cute in a "Charlie Brown Christmas tree" kinda way!

Thanks for taking a peek....

Supplies:  Cardstock:  SU! Crumb Cake; Stamps:  SU! Valentine Defined; Inks:  SU! Real Red & Tempting Torquoise; Bling:  Hero Arts

Etsy Inspired....

Another quicky post... this time with a card for the Etsy Inspired challenge.  The inspiration shop this week is TooCuteKawaii and boy oh boy are her items ever cute!  I decided to take my inspiration from some hand made flower buttons in pink, yellow, green and lavendar.  Yesterday I got my most recent Stampin Up! order that contained one of the free Sale-a-Bration sets that I got called Sweet Summer.  The perfect set for the inspiration picture.   I kept the card very simple (of course) and did a bit of paper piecing.  The sentiment is from the Stampin Up! set Whimiscal Words. 

Thanks for taking a peek... if you have a little girl you must check out the link for TooCuteKawaii!  You won't be sorry!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Stampin Up! Pink Pirouette; PTI White &  Lemon Tart; Stamps:  Stampin Up! Sweet Summer & Whimsical Words; Inks:  PTI Plum Pudding; Hero Hues Poppy; Memento Rose Bud; Stampin Up! Certain Celery; Stickles; Yellow bakers twine 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

One Card... Several Challenges!

One card today that covers four different challenges.   The challenges are as follows:

Stampin' Sisters in Christ:  Use blues and greens
ODBD Shining the Light:  Use blues
Waltzingmouse:  Sketch
Sentimental Sundays:  Celebrate Asia

My WMS set Asian Garden was obviously the perfect set for the Sentimental Sundays challenge and using the tree image worked really well for the WMS sketch, as well.   I kept everything very CAS, as well.  The tree was stamped using SU!'s Certain Celery and River Rock.  The Soft Sky card base was stamped with the large border image from Asian Garden using Soft Sky ink.  I deliberately stamped the border image so that parts would not necessarily transfer completely to the cardstock.   I really like how it turned out. 

Thanks for taking a peek...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; SU! Soft Sky; Stamps:  WMS Asian Garden; Ink:  SU! Soft Sky, River Rock & Certain Celery; Ranger Old Paper distress ink;  Copic Marker; KaiserCraft rhinestones