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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge 83

 I discovered a new color challenge - Play Date Cafe Challenge.

     The challenge is black and white with a splash of green!


so...I thought I had to give it a try!

I used a sketch from the Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge # 5 
which was designed by the Verve Diva Tosha Leyendekker

This sketch was difficult for me with these skewed panels and the 3 panels on the bottom!
I had to really concentrate! heehee!

The green does not show up as bright as it is in real life. Darn it!
(I guess I'm gonna need to invest in a photo tent if I'm gonna keep up with this blogging stuff!)

I paper pieced some of the corners to give some depth to the panels. I didn't ink any edges, which is unusual for me! I was trying to keep it sharp and crisp. I don't know if I accomplished that or not.
 I then drew some lines with the black Stickles thru the rays of the star to give it some sparkle!

well...thanks again for stopping by! I just love visitors!


Stamps: Verve stamp set "Sweet Treats"
Paper: American Craft
MFT Die-Namics- Dainty Dots Border Die
Marvy Star punch; Stickles "black diamond"; black rhinestone fluorish
SU paper piercer and mat

Sunday, May 29, 2011



Don't you just love this color palette by the CR84FN #30 Color Challenge?

I was instantly motivated to go create something!
Once again I went to my new favorite papers-K & Co's Watercolor Bouquet.
I just love this paper pack.

I used the Week #4 Viva la Verve sketch by Charmaine Ikach to design the card:http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pcQF_pzydUM/Tdv_Y1p7QWI/AAAAAAAAA2o/kjVFpUIWCZo/s1600/VLVMaywk4.bmp
This card has several layers, so I inked all the edges
with Stampin Up's Crumb Cake ink,
to add some depth. The sentiment, too. 
The sentiment has been stamped on one my newest purchases-
Spellbinders Fancy Tags Trio Two dies. 
I can tell already that I am going to use these dies a lot!

Thanks for stopping by! And I love reading your comments!


Paper: K & Co Watercolor bouquet; Recollections Kraft
Ink: SU Crumb Cake
Stamps: Verve "Big Wish"
Spellbinders Fancy Tags Trio Two; MS small butterfly punch;
yellow pearl embellies and Stickles "Faded Jeans"

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Just Because....

Another challenge! Another card! My favorite thing to do! Even now, I'm trying to cook supper and do this post at the same time. If I burn the chicken pot pie, my dh may not be so understanding of my paper addiction!

This card is another combination of challenges! I love having a sketch and a color combo all figured out, so that "all" I need to do, is come up with an idea!
    Easy, peasy...NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The sketch (done by one of my favorite Verve Divas-Amy Sheffer) for the
          Viva La Verve May Sketch Challenge:

And the beautiful colors are from the fabulous  CR84FN Color Challenge:


And this is my creation:

The corners were made with a Spellbinder Shapeabilities Pendant eyelet dies.
as well as the pendant behind the sentiment.
I added some Stickles glitter to give it some sparkle!

I felt it was too bare in the middle, so I hung a silver charm from the bow with some linen thread. 

Thanks for stopping by! I must go finish our dinner!


Paper:K&Co. Watercolor Bouquet; Kraft
Stamps: Verve "Circular Sayings"
Dies: Spellbinders Shapeabilities Pendants Eyelets,
Accessories: EK paper punch;purple ribbon;linen thread;rhinestones; and a silver charm

I'm in the Top Three this week at CR84FN!


I'm so excited and so flattered!!!!!!!!!!!!
My card "It's Your Birthday"
was chosen as one of
The Terrific Top 3 Picks
this week

I will wear this badge proudly!

Thank you to the DT over at Cr84FN!


Sunday, May 22, 2011

I prayed for you today

This card was made using the Viva La Verve May 2011 Sketch Challenge Week #1:


Believe it or not, these colors are  shades of green and brown, but I could not get it to photograph or photo-shop that way. I'm sorry. It does look better in person. The seam binding is a real pretty shade called fig. Oh well, hope you enjoy the card anyway.

Thanks!  I love to read your comments, so please let me know what ya think!


 Paper: K&Co. Floral & Fauna mat pack; SU vanilla
Stamps: Verve "Notes of Prayer"
Ink: Su Early Espresso
Dies: Spellbinders Label 10; Classic Frame
Accessories: Fig Beige Seam binding(Hug Snug); Butterfly punch(Martha Stewart), button brads (Recollections)

Happy Birthday to my Hubby!

Isn't this cute? I made this card for my sweet hubby!
His best girl (besides me) is our little dog-Lucy!
She is a full grown 6 lbs. and is Daddy's little princess! She is a choodle-chihauhua & poodle! She is white with black spots...therefore this color selection! I cut her with the "Paper Pups" cartridge on my Cricut Expression. The calendar is from Stamps of Life. And I printed the sentiment on my computer.
 My husband was a coach for years and still loves sports, so I thought this paper would be perfect.

 Hope you enjoyed the card! My husband did :)

Paper-Red, black,white-Bazzill; DP from my stash ?
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Stamps: Stamps of Life-calendar2build
Accessories: silver brads, wiggly eyes

Friday, May 20, 2011

It's Your Birthday!

Hello! Today's card is a combination of 2 challenges!



This sketch and the color challenge were so much fun to work with. 
This card definitely made me think of summer time!

I used lots of different dies. The doiley is actually the Spellbinders Eyelet Pendants Die.
I not only cut it out, but embossed it, too. I hope you can see this detail. 
You may have to enlarge the picture by double clicking on it.
I did not have to emboss the yellow card. It is paper by Bazzil that is already embossed!

The flowers were made using the My Favorite Things  Rolled Flower dies. I just love these dies!

Hope you like the card. Thanks for stopping by!


Paper:Crate Emma's Shoppe-Dresses
 Bazzill 2 Scoops-Cake Batter, White
Ink: SU Pear Pizazz; Memento Tuxedo black
Stamps: Verve-Big Wish, Sweet Scallop Tag, Bloom & Grow
Dies: Verve-Sweet Scallop tag, Elegant Leaves
MFT- Rolled Flowers
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Pendant Eyelet
Accessories: Yellow satin ribbon, EK scallop punch

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Heard you caught a bug!

Happy Sunday! Hope everyone has had a wonderful week end!
My DH and I went to see our son.
We always love spending time with him! So...a GREAT weekend for me!

I wanted to share this funny card I made this afternoon:

 I found a great website for punch art.  It is called Paper Punch Addiction, by Kim Score. She has many great ideas to share. She is VERY creative!  For a small fee,  I downloaded this file "In the Garden" from this web site.  It has some really cute bugs and animals.  It was a whole lot of fun to make.  Please check out her web site.

This bee was made with  Stampin Up  punches!
  Can you believe that????

Hope you have enjoyed the card!!! 

Thanks for stopping by! And I love hearing from you!

                       Paper: Me and My Big Ideas specialty paper pad
                            Ink: SU More Mustard; Memento Tuxedo Black
                           Stampin Up Punches

Friday, May 13, 2011

Time for another CR84FN Color Challenge!

I combined this week's CR84FN Color Challenge:

with last week's Mojo Monday sketch:

 I think this turned out pretty special!

I had lots of fun making it! And I just love these papers from My Mind's Eye Stella Rose-Hazel collection. Check out both of these blogs and you will be inspired! Such gorgeous creativity going on!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by! I love your comments!


                 Paper: My Mind's Eye-Stella Rose Hazel
                 Stamps: Verve
                Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
                   Accessories: Verve-Flora Circles dies; MFT Dainty dots Border die; 
                                    SU Scallop & Oval Punches; Sew Easy gray embroidery thread

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Ice Cream Makes Everything Better!

Hello Everyone! Hope ya'll are doing well! It's been another gorgeous day here in North Carolina!
Instead of going outside, I stamped! See where my priorities are!

The CR84FN Color Challenge for this week:


And this is my card:


I just got my new Stamp Set of the Month from the Stamps of Life.  It is so darn cute!
                   So I wanted to play with it as soon as possible.
I stamped the ice cream and then ran it thru an embossing folder to give it some texture. Doesn't it look yummy? I then stamped the cone on kraft paper and glued the 2 pieces together. I attached the ice cream to the card with dimensional tape. You can't see it very well in this photo, but I also put a light coating of Stickles on the ice cream.

Hmmm....I think I want some ice cream!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed this post!


                       Paper:Kraft, Hobby Lobby
                            Stamps: Stamps of Life "scream4icecream"
                            Ink: SU Early Espresso
                            Accessories: SU Scallop punch;Marvy oval punch; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder;
                                                 MFT Dainty Dots Border die; Stickles; brown pearl rhinestone