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. 

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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.

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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.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Happy Day

Today I have a card I made for this week's sketch challenge over at My Favorite Things (MFTWSC71). I used Pure Innocence Purrfect for the focal image, which I paper pieced and colored using Copic markers.  The tag, sentiment and heart are from the Notched Tag Die & Stamp set.  The patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye's Lost and Found Blush collection.

For the inside, I cut a strip of the patterned paper using a Martha Stewart punch and added a sentiment.

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there, especially my own! 

This beautiful Strawberry Planter Box image is from Northwoods Rubber Stamp Company and it was colored and airbrushed using Copic markers.  The patterned papers are from Jillibean Soup's Coconut Lime Soup and Echo Park's For the Record collections.  The border punch is from Martha Stewart.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a terrific day!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Just a Note

Hello!  Today I have a card for this week's sketch challenge over at My Favorite Things (MFTWSC70).  My card is also for this week's color challenge at Pals Paper Arts (PPA134 - So Saffron, Calypso Coral and Blue Bayou).

The image was paper pieced and colored and airbrushed using Copic markers.  The patterned papers are from Pink Paislee's Nantucket collection and the stamps are from My Favorite Things (Making a List and More Essential Sentiments).  The flourish, buttons and leaves on the inside were all made using My Favorite things dies (Fancy Flourish, Button Quartet and Prima Donna Petals).

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My Nonexistent Stamping Life

This card is a perfect example of how sad my stamping life has become - I started it 10 days ago and just finished it this morning.  Work has been incredibly busy and we have had other obligations over the weekends lately so I just haven't had any time.

I intended to enter it in three different challenges, all of which have now closed - CTD188 (color challenge), PPA133 (sketch) and C4C133 (make it pop with black card stock).  Oh well, I will still be able to use it for its primary purpose, which is a thank you note to a good friend. 

It qualifies for this week's challenge over at Crazy 4 Challenges(C4C134), which calls for paper piecing.  My owl is paper pieced and its wings are popped up on foam squares.  

The stamps I used are from There She Goes You're a Hoot set and Impression Obsession Owl Be Thankful set (sentiment).  The patterned papers are from BasicGrey's Green at Heart collection.
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Monday, April 23, 2012

Stitched Thanks

Today I have a thank you card that I made recently using images from Papertrey Ink's Stitches and Swirls set.  The image was colored and airbrushed using Copic markers. The sentiment is from the Mega Mixed Messages set.

The patterned papers are from Memory Box and the corner punch is Victorian Lace from EK Success.  For the inside I used some scraps from the patterned papers and stamped another of the stitched flower images in grey ink.

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Birthday and Many Mower!

Today I have a card I made for the current sketch challenge over at My Favorite Things (MFTWSC66).  The image and sentiment are from the Who's That Guy I Love You Mower set.  The image was colored with Copic Markers and cut out.  I used a grass border punch on a strip of grass paper and nestled the mower in the blades.  The red pane was cut using MFT's Perfect Bracket Edge.

The patterned papers are from Pink Paislee's Hometown Summer collection.  The clouds were die cut out of My Favorite Felt Puff White.  Finished card size is 5 1/2" square.

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!  This is a fairly quick Easter card made using La Blanche's Rabbit and Flowers image.  The stamp is so detailed that I didn't need to do a lot of coloring on the rabbit, just on the flowers.  The lattice border was made using the largest of the Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles dies and I made the card base smaller than the stamped panel so it wouldn't show from the front.  The image was colored using Copic markers and the background was airbrushed.

Hope you are enjoying some lovely Spring weather, wherever you are! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Just So Sweet (MFTWSC65)

Good Monday morning!  I made a quick card yesterday to play along with this week's sketch challenge over at My Favorite Things (MFTWSC65).  I used Pure Innocence Fresh from the Oven set for my images and Melissa Frances Kitchen Kitchsy papers. 

Her chef outfit and bowl were paper pieced and her body and shoes were colored with Copic markers.  I used a little silicone adhesive behind her toque to make it poof out a little at the top.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

PPRS March Sketch Challenge and C4C129

I made a card for this month's sketch challenge over at Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps and my card is also for this week's Crazy 4 Challenges (C4C129) challenge, which is to use owls on your card, and the Paper Dolls' Challenge #46 - Spring Bling

I used images from Prickley Pear's Birdcage set and also used the coordinating Birdcage die.  I stamped the birdcage using Versamark ink and embossed it with gold embossing powder.  I hung the birdcage from the limb from the set and added a bunch of pink rhinestones to the flower centers and the feet of the cage.  The owl is popped up on a foam square.

The sentiment I used for the inside is from Impression Obsession and I used a little scrap of the patterned paper to finish it off.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

PTI March Blog Hop

Today I decided to play along in Papertrey Ink's March Blog Hop.  My card also fits with The Paper Dolls' Challenge #46 - Spring Bling.
The challenge was to make a Spring card using yellow and aqua and this photo for our inspiration.  My card base is Aqua Mist, the yellow patterned paper is from October Afternoon Thrift Shop and the aqua patterned paper is from Papertrey Ink's Pretty Pastels collection.  I used the Filigree Border die for my mat layer and the stamps are from Take Three - Spring.  The ribbon is PTI's Harvest Gold satin.

In keeping with his reputation as the Glitter King, my husband suggested that I add the rhinestone for the bunnies' eyes, and I think he was right!

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Happy Birthday, Wendy!

Today is the birthday of Wendy Wyman, the owner of Repeat Impressions Rubber Stamps and I am honored to participate in a celebration blog hop along with current and former Repeat Impressions design team members.  Happy Birthday, Wendy!  Hope you have a GREAT day!

Since Wendy is a fellow wine lover, I used 1504-O, Grapevine Border, some tissue paper and double sided tape to make homemade Washi tape.  I paired it up with some Laura Ashley grapevine paper, a grape button and 1113-D, Birthday for the sentiment.

For the inside I added this fun champagne bottle image (3811-H, Champagne Bottle), colored with Copic markers and matted on a layer of purple vellum. 

Here is a list of all the blog hop participants and their blog addresses:

Please be sure to make your way to each of their blogs to check out their fun cards and birthday wishes for Wendy!  When you get to Cheri's blog you will see the fun book with all of our cards that she put together for Wendy! And if you are on Facebook, why don't you stop by Repeat Impressions Facebook Page and wish Wendy a happy birthday there, too!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!