Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Happy Birthday Gladiolus

Hello!  Today I have a birthday card for a very special friend who loves gladiolus!  The stamp is from Papertrey Ink and it was colored using Copic markers and I added a little glitter using Spica pens on the flower centers and the leaves.  The patterned papers are from Melissa Francis' Kitschy Kitchen collection and Jillibean Soup's Southern Chicken Soup collection.

I made this card for two of this week's challenges. The layout is from this week's Just Add Ink (JA171) sketch challenge and the color scheme I used is from Color Throwdown #248, which was Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink and Cool Caribbean (unfortunately, I am a day late for that challenge...story of my life these days!).

Enjoy the 4th of July holiday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Thanks So Much Strawberries

Greetings!  Today I have a sweet little thank you card based on this week's sketch from Crazy4Challenges.  The strawberry stamp and the tag die are from Flourishes. The image was colored using Copic markers.  The leaf clusters at the top and bottom right were stamped and colored twice, then I cut one set out and popped them up using foam tape.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink  and the vine die used for the bottom border is from Memory Box.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Birthday Wishes

Today I am posting a birthday card I recently made for a friend's birthday.  My inspiration came from a couple of challenges.  The colors are from this week's Just us Girls JUGS 189 challenge (Cameo Coral, Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake) and the layout is from Pals Paper Arts PPA159 sketch challenge.

All supplies used are from Stampin' UP!, except the button on the bow, which is from Papertrey Ink.  The image was colored using Copic markers and the panels were cut using Spellbinders Labels Twelve, Marvelous Squares and Fancy Framed Tags.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Happy Birthday You Old Bird!

A friend of mine had her 40th birthday recently and this is the card I made for her.  Sadly, this is the only card I've made all month!  We are having beautiful Spring weather here in Atlanta so it's hard to get excited about spending hours inside in my stamp room!

The stamps are from Impression Obsession, the dies are from Spellbinders and the white layer was embossed using a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  Pretty simple!  I made this card for two challenges:

Runway Inspired Challenge - black and white dress photo inspiration
CAS-ual Fridays - CFC99 - Birthday Bash - make a Clean and Simple birthday card

Hope you are enjoying some nice Spring weather wherever you are!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

I have three Easter cards for you today!  This first one is my attempt at a Clean and Simple card.  The bunny is stamped on an Inchie square and matted with a shimmery aqua paper and the pink patterned paper from Imaginisce.  The bottom section was dry embossed using a Spellbinder's Elegence M-Bossabilities folder.  The sentiment, button and twine are from Papertrey Ink.

The Fluffles the Cat Easter basket stamp on this card is from Stampendous and was colored and airbrushed using Copic markers.  The patterned papers are from Imaginisce and the mat layers are Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles and Labels Ten. 

And last, but not least, is a Pure Innocence image from My Favorite Things' Basket of Eggs set.  The patterned papers are also from Imaginisce and the image was colored and airbrushed using Copic markers.  The mat layer was cut using a Spellbinder's Decorative Labels Eight die.  This card was made using this week's sketch from Raise the Bar (Challenge 137).

Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Easter!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Thanks a Bunch!

Sorry I have been MIA lately - we were on a three week dive trip to Wakatobi Dive Resort in Indonesia.  Everything about the trip was wonderful, except for the 13 hour time difference and getting back to our normal schedule.  It was well worth it, though, and we are already planning a return visit!

Today I have a thank you card that I made for two challenges - last week's My Favorite Things' sketch challenge (MFTWSC111) and Just Us Girls' color challenge (JUGS176), which was Coral, Sage, Kraft and White.

The stamped image is from Pure Innocence Carnation and was colored using Copic markers.  The background layer, flower and her dress are My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Howdy Doody collection.  The flower was made using the Rolled Mum Dienamics die and was layered on a Fancy Flourish die cut.  The background and focal layers were cut using  Spellbinders' Resplendent Rectangles dies.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Have a Fantastic Birthday!

Happy 2013!  I needed a masculine birthday card, so I found a couple of challenges to use for inspiration!  The color scheme is from this week's Color Throwdown (CTD223) (Vanilla, Soft Suede, Kiwi Kiss and Crumb Cake) and the sketch is this week's Unscripted Sketches challenge #192.  The stamps are from Gina K. Designs (Many Happy Re-Turns).

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!  I have had a lot going on this Fall and did not end up making Christmas cards this year, but I did throw a few gift card holders together using My Favorite Things' Jumbo Christmas Stocking die set and various patterned Christmas papers.  Hope you enjoy them and hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

Card 1 Front
Card 1 Inside

Card 2 Front

Card 2 Inside

Card 3 Front

Card 3 Inside

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

I Sea It's Your Birthday!

My hubby had a birthday this past weekend and this is the card I made for him.  I used stamps from Gina K. Designs' Just Keep Swimming set.  The background was embossed using Spellbinders' Sea Beauty M-bossabilities embossing folder and then I airbrushed the background using Copic markers.  The sea life was colored using Copic markers, cut out and popped up on foam tape.  The sentiment was cut out using Spellbinder's Fancy Framed Tags One die set and mounted using starfish brads. 

Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Happy Birthday, Rose!

Hello!  Remember me?  I finally have a post for my poor, neglected little blog! 

I needed a birthday card for my mother's 92nd birthday, which was yesterday, so I decided to play along with this week's sketch challenge over at Card Positioning Systems (CPS282).  Years ago a group of my mother's friends nicknamed her Rose because she always comes up smelling like a rose, so I like to use roses in the cards I make for her.

For this card, I used My Favorite Things' Pure Innocence Rose set and My Mind's Eye's Howdy Doody papers. I paper pieced her dress and colored the image using Copic markers.  I added a little Glossy Accents to the flowers, her barrette, the heart on her dress and her shoes.

For the inside, I used a funny sentiment from DRS Designs and  I stamped the PI Rose image again, in a light beige ink. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 17, 2012

C4C149 - White on White with a Sprinkle of Color!

Today I have a card that I made for this week's challenge over at Crazy 4 Challenges (C4C149).  The challenge was to make a white on white card and only your stamped image can have a splash of color.  This card is also for Flourishes' Sprinkles on Top challenge, which is to sprinkle on an embellishment of some kind (I used rhinestones).

I cut the card base and the smaller panel using Spellbinders' Romantic Rectangles dies and then I ran the smaller panel through an M-bossabilities embossing folder (Enchanted).  My stamped image is from Flourishes' Fanciful Flourishes set.  It was stamped using two shades of pink and I added some pink rhinestones for the butterfly's body, then I cut it out and popped it up on foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Just Buzzin' by!

Good morning!  Thought I would 'buzz' through blogland to say hello! 

I made this card for two challenges - Flourishes' Bring Back Beautiful #24, which is "The Beauty of Winged Things" and The Craft's Meow's July sketch challenge.  I used Flourishes' Bee My Honey set, which I colored using Copic markers.  I used a clear Spica glitter pen for the bees' wings.  The patterned papers are from LilyBee Designs' Buttercup 6x6 paper collection and the border die is from Papertrey Ink.

Hope you're enjoying your summer!  Ours has been really busy so far. 

Enjoy the rest of your week and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hey There!

It's been a crazy busy month for me, but I finally found a few minutes to make a card for this week's sketch challenge over at My Favorite Things.  This is a birthday card for a friend whose birthday is today.  We were sorority sisters in college (Chi Omega).  The carnation is our flower and our colors are "cardinal" and "straw"...can't do red and yellow though, so this color palette was the next best thing!

The patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye's Indie Chic Ginger collection and the stamps are all My Favorite Things (More Essential Sentiments and Pure Innocence Carnation).  The border die is from Impression Obsession (Fence).

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Heart that Loves is Always Young

Greetings - long time no 'see'!  We spent the last week in Grand Cayman diving and celebrating our 27th anniversary. 

In honor of that occasion, I thought I would share an anniversary card!  This one was made using papers from Pink Paislee's Nantucket 6x6 paper pack.  The stamp is from Heidi Grace Designs Quotes set.  All dies are from My Favorite Things and the ribbon and card stock are from Papertrey Ink.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Happy Birthday (C4C137)

Hello!  I have a fun birthday card today that is a first for me - it's a one layer card!  My card base is White Shimmer paper from Papertrey Ink.  I started out by stamping the large butterfly from Earth Arts Stamps using gray ink.  The sentiment is heat embossed using blue glitter powder from Powder Keg.  The butterflies were all made using Martha Stewart punches. I adhered coordinating Swarovski crystals to the body of each punched butterfly.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

My card fits for this week's challenge over at Crazy 4 Challenges (C4C137) - anything goes as long as it's a birthday card.  I copied the idea for this card from Barbara Anders' sample for a recent Color Throwdown challenge.

For the inside I stamped the butterfly again and then stamped the sentiment (also from Papertrey Ink) on top.

Thanks for stopping by!