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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Kitty Chorus

Happy Monday!  Today I have a fun card to share.  On Splitcoaststampers, one of the blogging groups I belong to is the Stamp Addicts.  Every month we have challenges.  I'm a little behind in getting those done. ;)  Our challenge is to CASE a card from one of the other members.  This one is from Darlene's blog.  She actually has a couple that would fit this card that I made.  Her cards are made with D. Morgan stamps. I've had this stamp for a long time and have never used it, so I thought it was about time to get it inky.

Isn't it cute!  Those cats were a lot of fun to color with my Copic markers.  The card itself was pretty easy to put together:

Materials Used:

Image - Kitty Chorus - Stamps Happen, Inc.
Sentiment - Stampin Up - Birthday Greetings
Cardstock - Xpress It Copic Blending paper; Stampin Up - Wild Wasabi
Ink:  Tuxedo Memento Black; Stamping Up - Pumpkin Pie
Designer Paper - Basic Gray - Archaic
Accessories:  Stampin Up - Early Espresso Baker's Twin; Brads from my stash
Copic Markers - B0000; C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5; E00, E01, E11, E13; E30, E31, E33, E34; R81; YG00, YG03, YG11

That's it!  I'm also submitting this card in the following challenges:
Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - Cute
Stampalot - Happy Birthday

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. I  do appreciate all of them and will return the comment on your blog  Have a fabulous week!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Hello again.  It's a busy time of the month.  Wanted to share my card that I made for Bowdabra for their Mother's Day event.  Check them out.  They will have a new craft idea every day until next Friday, May 4th.  Here is my card.  If you want to learn how to make this bow using the Mini Bowdabra and the Hair Tool and Rule, pop on over to their blog.

She has some of the prettiest images over there at FSS and if you don't feel like doing the coloring, she also has some pre-colored.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments.  I do appreciate it.  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Morning Glories

I haven't played over at The Outlawz for awhile now, so I thought it was time that I saddled on up and played along.  I got this image about a month ago and I never got the chance to ink it up.  It's a design by Anne Fenton.  I'm so happy that they give us free digi every other Sunday that we get to play with.
I had to go online to figure out exactly how to color these flowers.  I wanted them to look real and I do like how they turned out.

Materials Used:
  • Image - The Outlawz - Anne Fenton, Artist
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Birthday Banter (retired)
  • Cardstock - base, Pacific Pointe; image, Xpress It Copic Blending Paper; SU Whisper White
  • Ink - SU Pacific Pointe
  • DP - Basic Gray Marrakech
  • Punch - SU, Window Punch
  • Dies - Nestabilities - Classic Oval and Lacey Ovals
  • Trim - Hobby Lobbt
  • Stamping Up Window Punch
  • Dimensionals
  • Yellow Stickles
  • Copic markes - B21, B24, E04, E07, YG13, YG17,  and YG45.
Well, that's all for tonight.  Hope you're having a wonderful week.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.  I appreciate all the words of advice you leave for me.  ;)

I am submitting this for the following challenges:

The Outlawz - Creative Freebie Challenge
 Catch the Bug - Sketch challenge - Anything Goes

Til next time - Have a great evening.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Hello again my friends.  It's Wednesday and time for another Perfect Sentiment challenge.  I had a really hard time getting a good picture of this one, so forgive me if it's not so great.  I tried it on a white background and it just faded out the whole card so I had to tone it up a bit.

This week were were to design a card with any occasion sentiment we chose (must be on the front of the card).  The twist was to use this sketch. 
I turned the sketch upside down for my card and after that, it pretty much went together very easily.
One of my granddaughters is having a birthday soon and she is a dancer.  She's been dancing ever since she was very little and she's finishing up her Freshman year in High School.  I've had this stamp for awhile and thought I'd finally ink it up and design a card for her.  I cut the image out and popped her up on the background mat which is from my new Cricut cartridge - Elegant Edges.  I was challenged by our leader - Jennipher to use this now that I had it. 

Materials used for this card:
  • Image - Marci from La La Land Crafts; sentiment - Stampin Up - Year Round Cheer
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride; XPress It Copic Blending Paper
  • Designer Paper - Jodie Lee - Fairy Belle Collection
  • Ink - Memento London Fog; SU Blushing Bride
  • Cricut cartridge - Elegant Edges 
  • Ribbon - SU Pretty in Pink Taffeta
  • Doily - Martha Stewart
  • Punches - 1 1/4" round, 1 1/2" round, Martha Stewart Butterfly
  • Roses - Wild Orchid Crafts
  • SU Dimensionals and SU pearls
  • Copic markers:  B000; E30, E31, E35, E37 for hair; E50, E51, E53 for skin; G20, G24; R00, R01, R20, and R30.
Our sponsor this week is Pattie's Creations and one lucky winner will win one digital image from her store. 
Stop on by there and check out all her cute designs.

Now how about checking out the rest of the Design Team to see what they have created to inspire you.

Jenn ~ http://www.jennipherlowery. com/
Chrissy, Guest Designer ~

After you've checked them out, then grab your stamps and ink and try your hand at this one - Easy, Peasy!   Pop on over to the Perfect Sentiments Challenge and leave us a linky to your card.  You may be the big winner or your card may be chosen as one of the Perfect 3.

I am also submitting this for the following challenges: - Anything goes
Paper Sundaes - Cute
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Pastels
Craft Your Passion - Inspiration Photo

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.  Hope you have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lolly Polly in Cocoa PSC28

Welcome to my blog!  Today is Wednesday so I've got another card for The Perfect Sentiment.  This week's challenge was to make a card with the sentiment that lets someone know you are thinking of them.  Of course, the sentiment must be on the front of the card.  The twist is that the card must be done using a Monochromatic color scheme - any color you like!
Isn't she darling!   The image is Lolly Polly from StitchyBear Digital Stamps and the sentiment is from Hero Arts - Thinking of You set. I decided to use Stampin Up Close to Cocoa as my color scheme.  The base of the card is Gina K. Designs 120# white cardstock.  I also used Stampin Up Whisper White.  The dp comes from an SU Pattern Pack. 

The ribbon is Stampin Up Kraft Taffeta; Nestabilities Label 14 Dies; Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts; Martha Stewart Leaf Branch punch; Lacey Edge punch.

The image was colored using my Copic markers - B0000; E30, E31, E33, E35; E50, E51, E53, E55, and R29. 

Our sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps and the prize if a $10 Gift Card to her store.

For some additional inspiration, check our the wonderful creations made by the Design Team -- 

Jenn ~ http://www.jennipherlowery. com/

Chrissy, Guest Designer ~
And now that you're inspired, let's see what you can come up with using our challenge.  Can't wait to see your creations!  Just  pop on over to The Perfect Sentiments and link up your card.

That's all til next time.  Hope you have an awesome week and good luck to all of you.  One of you will be the big winner, and 3 of you will get chosen as the Perfect Three.  Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment!  I do truly appreciate every one.

Charles' Pick Up

Hello my friends.  It's Tuesday again and I was able to put together a card for Teapot Tuesday.  It was a tough one for me - masculine - no flowers, no bows!  Is that possible?  Well, apparently it is.  I did come up with an idea that wasn't exactly what it was supposed to be, but I came pretty close except no tools.
Here are the challenges - use several shades of brown - check!  Use a number or letter on the card - check!  Communicate using a sentiment - check!  Use a grid or squares - check!  Try to use buttons or dials - check!  Be a repeater and use the same thing twice - Used the solid blue dp 2 times and also have 2 buttons - check!  Use a band of ribbon - no bows - check!  If you have a "Q" you'll be Queen of the Teaparty - check!  No extra cookies for tools though - just not in my stash of stamps.  I did add the dogs though.  Thought that might be a manly touch, plus isn't that Charles driving that truck!

Materials used:
c/s - Stampin Up Summer Sun; XPress It Blending paper
d/p - My Mind's Eye  - C'est La Vie (I think)
Ribbon - Stampin Up - Crushed Curry polka dot;
Sentiment - Q is a sticker and the rest is computer generated
Stamp - Stampin Up - Loads of Love and Accessories
Teabag - can't remember offhand where I got that
Metal embellishment  and buttons - from my stash

Don't ask me why I used Quip on this card.  I spent so much time trying to figure out a "Q" word to use and this one finally came to me and I found a cute poem about the word, so I printed that off and will include it with the card.  Too long to add here.

That's about it.  If you want to play along, check out this thread for Charles's mailing information.  To read his story about why we are sending him cards this week, read it HERE

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.  I do appreciate them and I do try to reciprocate and visit your blog in return.  Have a blessed day.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Bridal Shower Invitation

Happy Monday morning!   Today I'm sharing with you a card I made  as  a member of the Bowdabra Design Team.  We are focused on weddings.  This is a card I created for a bridal shower invitation.

And the inside -

Materials Used:

* Stamp image – Tiffany Doodles – Umbrella Hearts Digital Stamp; Sentiment – computer generated and inside computer generated with stamped heart from Stampin Up retired Daisy Crazy stamp set
* Cardstock – Stampin Up – Naturals Ivory and Xpress It Copics Blending paper
* Designer Paper – Basic Gray – Kissing Booth paper collection
* Ribbon – American Crafts – Rose dotted one-sided satin from my stash
* Accessories – Nestabilities large circle die and large scalloped circle die; Stampin Up little pearls; Stampin Up Edge Punch
* Copic Markers - R32, R35, R37, R39, $81, and R83
* Mini Bowdabra
* Hair Bow Tool & Ruler

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments.  I do appreciate it.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Mother's Day Bunnies - PSC27

Hope you all had a fabulous Easter.  I did, spending time with my family and extended family.  It's Wednesday and time for another Perfect Sentiments Challenge card.  I come with a slightly heavy heart this week.  One of our fabulous Design Team members has been having some personal issues and felt that she needed to drop out of the group.  Sure going to miss her.  If you think about it when you have your personal prayers, please include her in it.  I do believe in the power of prayer and know that if it be His will, He will allow her to get well.

Now on to my card.  This week are challenge was to do a Mother's Day card - with the sentiment on the front and we were to use this picture for our color combo.
Isn't that a beautiful bedroom.  I just love the colors.  You must use at least three of the five colors shown in this photo for your card to be eligible to win our prize this week. 

Our sponsor this week is   Shelley's Images and the prize is One free digi   Stop on by her shop and see all the great images she is offering up.
 Here is a link to her store and she has 30% off her images right now.  Check it out.

Now to my card.  
The image I used is from Lili of the Valley called Bunches of Love.  Isn't it just too cute.  The sentiment is from My Sentiments Exactly.  I used Stampin Up Rose Red cardstock for the base and the mats except for the image mat which is Stampin Up Confetti Cream.  The pattern paper is from Basic Gray's Kissing Booth collection.  Love it.  The ribbon I used is a cream organdy from Bowdabra.  Had to have flowers.  The large flower is Fairy Frost from 7kidscollegefund.  The other flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I used the Martha Stewart Fir Branch Punch for the leaves.

For some additional inspiration, check our the wonderful creations made by the Design Team -- 

Jenn ~ http://www.jennipherlowery. com/
Chrissy, Guest Designer ~
Now it's your turn to try your hand and maybe win the prize from Shelley's Images or maybe your card will be chosen as one of the Perfect 3.  So what are you waiting for - get on over to The Perfect Sentiments Challenge blog and link up your card to the post for this week.

Until next time - thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your comment.  I so appreciate all your kinds words.  Have a wonderful week!


Hello again my friends.  It's Tuesday (yes, still) and so it's time for another Teapot Tuesday Destination Station card.  Our card this week goes out to Barbara who's been having some tough health issues.  If you'd like to read her story and/or join in sending her a card, here is the link to her story and address.  Barbara loves hummingbirds and so, of course, there is a hummer on this card.
Such a beautiful bird.  I can't wait until they come back again this year.  Last year I had about 5 or 6 that came to my feeders.  I just love sitting and watching them.  "Nuff said."  Here are the details for the card:
Base card - Gina K Designs 120# weight;
Mats, edging and leaves - Stampin Up  Mellow Moss
 Ink - Memento Black and Copic markers
Nestabilities - Large Circles and Large Lacey Circles
Image - Sorry, I can not remember who gave us this lovely image to work with
Sentiment is Hero Arts - Thinking of You stamped in Basic Black directly on to the pattern paper.
I also used Martha Stewart - Perfect Pearls, 
The small looking flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the large flower in the middle of  the post is a Pink Dogwood from Recollections.

Copics used:  B0000; E0000, E000; G12; RV02, RV14; YG0000, YG00, YG01; YG91, YG93, and YG95.

I think that about covers it.  Getting tired and I still have one more post to do.  Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments.  I do read them and try to respond to some.  If you're following me, I will follow you and try to get around to leave a comment for you.  Blessings to you.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Blessings

I guess this is going to be the last Easter card that I make this year.  I've enjoyed them because it's Spring and Easter and there are all sorts of beautiful images out there to choose from.  The colors can be bright or soft. 
This is one of those cards that doesn't end up as I first envisioned it.  The image is Milly Just for You from Lili of the Valley stamped on the Express It Copic Blending paper.  I looked through some of their inspiration cards and picked out 4 that I really liked and I thought would be good layouts for this image.  Well, I ended up not using any of them.  I had the MFT (My Favorite Things) Sketch 65 on my desk and decided that would be a great layout for this image.  I am a week late for the challenge, but oh well. 

I used Stampin Up Confetti White cardstock for the base of the card and for the mats for the designer paper (First Edition - Summer Breeze) and also to stamp the sentiment on - Stampin Up Fancy Flexible Phrases which was stamped using Stampin Up Blue Sky and cut with the Nestabilities Nested Lacey Pennants.  I also used the Blue Sky cardstock for the doily which is cut using Nestabilities Lacey Circles.  The flowers are Primas from my stash as well as the lace, and the brads are from my stash.  The pearls are from Martha Stewart.

The Copics I used are B0000; BV0000; E50, E51, E53; G00, G12; N0; R20, R21, R22, R30; Y11, Y13, Y15; Y21, Y23, Y267; YR61, YR65.

I'm submitting this card for the following challenges:
The Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge - Pastels
Paper Sundaes Challenge - Happy Easter
Bugaboo - Anything Goes
ABC DT Challenge - Anything Goes
CR84FN51 Challenge - Colors - Pink, Peach, Light Blue
Through the Craftroom Door - Butterfly

That's about it.  Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.  I wish you all a very Happy Easter.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Baby Shower Invitation

Happy Thursday my friends.  I'm so happy because I have a 3-day weekend coming up.  Yippee!

Today I have a new card for you that I did for the Bowdabra Blog. This is the outside.
And here is the inside.

Materials Used:

* Stamp image – Flourishes – Rock a Bye Baby; Sentiment – computer generated and inside computer generated with stamped Onezie
* Cardstock – Stampin Up – Sage Shadow and Barely Banana and Georgia Pacific White
* Designer Paper – from my stash
* Ribbon – 5/8″ Yellow Organdy, 5/8″ Yellow Satin, and 1/8" Yellow Satin
* Accessories – Corner rounder punch; Stampin Up Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch; Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edge punch
* Copic Markers - G20, G40; R0000, R000, R01; Y00, Y02, Y06, W00, and W0
* Mini Bowdabra
* Hair Bow Tool & Ruler

You can check out the Bowdabra Blog to see the directions on how to make that dual-ribbbon bow.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your comments.  Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Emma and Friend

Hello!  It's Tuesday - well, it is as I'm typing this up.  ;)  That means it's another Teapot Tuesday.  Our card this week is going to a very special lady Alix, the daughter of a fellow SCSer/Teapotter, Elizabeth (I Love Rubber!) Alix needs some cheering up about now!  You can check out her story HERE.

Our challenge was to make a card using Pink, Black, and Silver and also to include a white dog on the card.  Why don't you check it out and join in the fun. 
All my cardstock is from Stampin Up - Basic Black, Metallic Silver, and Regal Rose.  The image from Robyn's Fetish is Emma Without Butterflies and Puppy Paws which were printed from my computer onto Xpress It Blending paper and colored with my Copic markers.  The sentiment is from SU Fancy Flexible Phrases stamped with Regal Rose onto white and punched with the SU small oval punch.  I then matted it on a piece of the Metallic Silver punched with the SU large oval punch and popped up with Dimensionals.  The silver strip is edge embossed.  Sorry I don't know the name of it.  The gem in the upper right corner is from my stash.  The dew drops are from Robin's Nest - Silver Bells.  The flower is from Kaiser Craft.

The Copics I used are B0000 (shadow); E21, E25 E27 (bench); E50, E51, E53, R01 (skin); E21 (ground); G07, G14 (grass); R81, R83, R85 (dress); W1 (dog);  W2, W3, W5, W6 (shoes); Y21, Y23, Y26 (hair).

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.  I appreciate each one.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

He is Risen - PSC26

Hi my friends.  It's Wednesday and time for another Perfect Sentiments challenge.  Only a few more days until Easter and this week we are celebrating with Easter cards.  The challenge this week is to create a card with a sentiment for Easter.  Remember that it must be on the front of the card.  The twist is to add some bling such as rhinestones or pearls. Here is my card.
 The image is from Robyn's Fetish.  She has wonderful images in her shop.  Hop on over there and check it out.  Right now she has a sale 35% off her entire inventory.

The image is printed on Xpress It Copic blending paper and cut using the largest Nestabilities Label 18.  To make the mat, I traced around the image onto the Razzleberry and then trimmed around it.  The card base is Gina K Designs 120# white; the mats are Stampin Up Razzleberry and the leaves are punched from SU Kiwi Kiss.  The designer paper is from Memory Box - Sprout collection.  The doily is cut using My Favorite Things Dainty Doilies.  The sentiment is computer generated and the banner is hand cut.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaves are punched using the Martha Stewart Leaf Branch punch.

The Copics used are:  C0, C00; E0000; E000, YG0000, YG03, YG11, and YR27.

Of course we have a prize this week.  Robyn has 5 digi stamps as the giveaway for one lucky winner. How about heading over to the Perfect Sentiments challenge and check out the rest of the Design Team's creations:

And our Guest Designer this month Chrissy
Now, it's your turn.  Let's see your creations.  This could be the week when your card is chosen as one of the Perfect 3. 

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.  I appreciate each one.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Tossa for Colleen

Happy April Fool's Day!   Don't worry, none of my post is an April Fool's joke.  ;)  I'm told though that my grandson happily played some tricks on his mom and dad and his big sister this morning.  I'm sure that big sister figured out some way to pay him back.

On to my card.  Last week on The Outlawz site, we were told that it was Colleen Holmes birthday.  If you don't know, she is the creator of The Outlawz.  In order to honor her, it was suggested that for the Greeting Card Monday challenge, we should CASE one of two cards selected that Colleen has created.  She does great work.  Here is one of the cards made by Colleen.
This is the card that I chose to CASE.  I just love the image and colors she used.  Here is my card.
The image I used is one that I've used before but seemed so right for this occasion.  It's Tossa Birthday from Bildmalarna.  I love their images.  It is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on XPress It Blending Paper.  The sentiment is Stampin Up Circle of Friendship.  I used a 1" punch to punch it out and then matted it with Stampin Up Pale Plum cardstock and used a 1 1/4" punch to punch it out.  After mounting the sentiment on the Pale Plum circle, I used my Deckle scissors to cut around the circle to give it a little texture.

I used Gina K Designs 120# cardstock for the base of the card.  The designer paper is Basic Gray Kioshi collection.  I used my Nestabilities Large Circle and Large Scallop Circle to cut out the image and the mat for the image, again using SU Pale Plum.  To finish it off, I used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts - Cherry Blossoms and Asters and punched out the leaves using Martha Stewart's Leaf Branch punch.  This one will get a really good workout.  I use it quite often.  In the upper right corner I placed 4 Dew Drops.  I also added some Diamond Glaze on the cake icing.

 The Copic markers I used to color the image were:  B0000, B00, B01; C1, C2; E18, E30, E40, E41; E50, E51, E53; R01; R14, R24; V01, V04; Y02, Y06, Y15, Y17, Y18, Y19, YG03, and YG11.

I'm also submitting this for the April challenge - Anything Goes.

That's it.  Hope you like it.  Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments.  I do appreciate all of them.