Sunday, March 25, 2012

Happy Sunday! 

I have a had a fun day working in my craft room. You are supposed to relax on this day, and I don't know of any better way!!!!!  So today I had fun playing with this month's last 
Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge  for Week 4.

The last week's sketch is to be CAS!
Well , this is pretty hard for me, but I tried to restrain myself!

The little chickie was paper pieced. I stamped him from the Chicks Rule (Verve) stamp set onto some cute polka dot paper from MME Miss Caroline 6x6 pad. 

I decided to have him looking out the window of a barn! I die cut the frame of the window with the Rounded Scallop Frame (Verve). I then fussy cut the flowers from the paper and placed them around the window. I put some Star Dust Spickles glitter glue on to some of the flowers.  I just love the little white cloud (Lil Inkers Rainbow & Clouds die).  I also tied some ribbon and twine around the middle of the card, plus a button to give it a little more oomph!

Hope you have had a great Sunday afternoon, too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Viva La Verve March 2012 Sketch Challenge Week 3

Hello! Hope all is well! 
I have a quick post of a card I made last night when I was with my scrapping group!
Most of the girs are scrapping away, and here I am making cards! I do feel guilty as my pages and photos pile up around me, but...oh well! Stamping is my first love!!!!!

And I wanted to make a card using this great sketch for
Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge by Maureen Plut: is my card!

The colors are very muted in this photo! The papers are from My Mind's Eye-Lost & Found-Portobello Road 6x6 pad. They are gorgeous!!!!!! I wish my camera would do them justice!
So the papers made this card! Not much stamping!

I used the Classy Label Die (Verve) for the sentiment panel. It was stamped with the Love Notes (Verve) stamps set. The words are from a "thank you for your purchase" gift from Verve. The scallops were made with a SU scallop punch. I just cut it in two and adhered the 2 halves to the top and bottom of the Classy Label die cut. All of the pieces were inked with London Fog (Memento) ink.
 I put  pale blue ribbon behind the sentiment panel and then tied some twine to the left side. 
This was all adhered to a Kraft card base.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

As you can see above, I am still loving the pink and orange colors!
I think it may be because spring is here!! And it has been beautiful here in North Carolina!

This card was created using the kissing stamp technique illustrated on this week's Making it Monday challenge #57 at Papertrey Ink. It made me realize 2 things! One I have NO solid stamp images...and second I have very few PTI stamps! I have lots of their dies and inks and sentiment stamping sets! 
So, I used  their Beautiful Blooms II stamp set. Even though the stamps are not solid, I think I still got a great result! You can see it better in real life than in this photo.
I used swirls2build (Stamps of Life) to kiss the flower stamps.
I made a 3-D flower for the sentiment. I made it by building layers of paper with the 1 1/2 circle punch and scallop punch from Stampin Up. I then made "grass" with a Martha Stewart punch.
Since I can't get my sewing machine to work, I stamped the right edge with
a Kraftin Kimmie set called In Stitches!
 And of course I had to add some rhinestones!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II (Paper Trey Ink)
              Swirls2Build (Stamps of Life)
              In Stitches (Kraftine Kimmie)
              Circular Sayings (Verve)
Ink:Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz (Paper Trey Ink)
Paper: K&CO.-Greenhouse
Accessories: Martha Stewart punch, Circle & Scallop punches (Stampin Up) 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Another birthday!

Hi there! Happy Terrific Tuesday! I work with a girl who has a name like this for every day of the week!
Yes...she is Miss Sunshine! (Sometimes a little annoying to us non-morning types! hee hee)
Every office needs a cheerleader, I guess.

I needed another birthday card! I created this one using this week's

I got this pretty stamp-Flower Fields (Stampendous)- on sale at Michael's the other day. I thought it would look good if I heat embossed it with green powder to match this pretty paper from the Alora (BoBunny) collection.These papers are full of bright, springy prints and colors! I love them! 
I punched out a circle in matching green card stock and dry embossed it with a CB folder.

After photographing this card, I think it may have looked better if I had "blinged" it up some more.

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Flower Fields (Stampendous); So Happy For You (Stampin Up)
Paper: Alora (Bo Bunny)
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories: Green embossing powder, heat gun (Tim Holtz)

Monday, March 12, 2012

I made this card for a very special lady! And I had plenty of inspiration from several of my favorite sources! I fell in love with the color inspiration from this week's color challenge at  CR84FN:

 I fell in love with the sketch from The Cat's Pajama's:

 And the stamp sets and inks from Paper Trey Ink!

The sketch was challenging trying to figure out the placement of the squares! But I did it!
The flowers are stamped with  Beautiful Blooms II and Frilly Flowers (PTI).  I stamped the larger flowers and cut them out. I added pearls to the centers. I adhered them with dimensionals so they would pop from the card.
The panel that the flowers and squares are on was cut at the bottom by one of the On the Edge dies from Tim Holtz-Sizzix called Ornate. I have had this die for a very long time, and I had forgotten about it! I love how how this orange panel turned out!
I hope my friend enjoys this card as much as I enjoyed making it!

Thanks for stopping by! I love reading your very kind words!

Stamps: Frilly Flowers, Beautiful Blooms II (PTI); Hero Arts
Paper: White (PTI), orange
Dies: Double Ended Banner (PTI); Ornate (Tim Holtz/ Sizzix)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I've Been Leibstered!!

Today I had a nice surprise in my comments.  Marie honored me with an award--a Liebster Award!   I was so touched and flattered that she thought of me. Ya'll know how much fun it is to play with stamps and paper, but to have others share and appreciate it, too! Well...that's icing on the cake!

Let me just explain what the Liebster Award is!
This award is for bloggers with less than 200 followers, to bring attention to your blog, and increase your following! So, in the spirit of good fun I am passing this award on to five worthy bloggers. Please stop by to visit them, and become a Follower.

Here are the Rules:

1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them. (Thank you, Marie!)

2. Reveal your five picks for the award and let them know.

3. Post the award on your blog.

4. Bask in the love from the supportive people out there in Blog Land!    (Amen!)

5. Finally and the best rule of all..........have fun and spread the love!

The five blogs I have chosen are listed below. Click on over to their beautiful sites, look around and don't forget to become a Follower.

Please visit all these blogs, plus Marie!
They are full of talent and inspiration!

Thanks again! and thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, March 4, 2012

CR84FN Yellow, Gray & Kraft Color Challenge

Such beautiful colors together!
 I never would have thought to put these colors together unless 
I had wanted to try this CR84FN Color Challenge!

 And this is what the rest of the card looks like!

And of course the beautiful papers from miss caroline (My Mind's Eye) 6 x6 paper pad helped, too.
I just love these papers!

And the design of this card was created by using this week's 

I just love this sketch!!!!!!

The frame behind the sentiment panel was made with the Fleur De Lis (Spellbinders), which was cut with white card stock (PTI). I made the bow embellishment with seam binding, twine and a butterfly that was cut with my Cricut machine and the cartridge "Serenade".

It has been a long time that I participated in sketch or color challenges.
I forgot how much these challenges can start up your creative juices!
I am very thankful for that!

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Making a Statement-Verve
Paper: miss caroline-My Mind's Eye; white, kraft-Paper Trey Ink
Ink: Memento, Chestnut Roan
Dies: Fleur De Lis-Spellbinders
Accessories: Seam binding(Snug Hug), button twine(PTI); Cricut and Cricut cartridge "Serenade"

You can still light up a room on your birthday...

I made this card this weekend for my boss who is having a birthday this week!
She is the sweetest lady and a great sport! She will get a big kick out of this funny card!

I love funny birthday cards and when I saw this stamp (I Brake for Stamps) and this sentiment (Art Impressions-Just Say It) I knew they were meant to be used together!
I used the pretty papers from the Alora (BoBunny) 6x6 pad.
The scalloped border was punched with an EK punch. 
The banner that the words are stamped on is made with the 
Double-Ended Banners die (Paper Trey Ink).
I rolled it with a pen before adhering it down.
 I found these fun buttons in my button stash!

Hope this card brought a smile to your face!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, March 1, 2012

You Rock!

Happy Thursday!
It's the start of my weekend! That's the problem working in dentistry...4 day weeks! :)

On to my DH asked me to make him a card for young man that he mentors. It is his 18th birthday. I have the hardest time creating cards for teens...especially guys!
But I came up with this idea!
 I wanted to utilize the technique featured on the tutorial for this week on Nichole Heady's
Make It Monday #55 for Paper Trey Ink
This technique shows how to use smaller frames to make  larger frames. 

I chose the Frame-It (Waltzingmouse) stamp set. I stamped the frames onto watercolor paper, making the 2 frames look like 1 long frame!
I spritzed the paper with water, then sponged it with Citrus and Sail Boat Blue alcohol inks (Ranger). The edges were then sponged with Silver Mixative (Ranger).

The guitar was cut on my Cricut  machine with the Nifty Fifties cartridge, set  at 5".  I sponged the edges with Black Soot Distress ink, and Silver Mixative.
I decided to attach the musical notes with dimensionals to make it look like they were floating around the card!
The sentiment "You Rock" is from the Thanks2You (Stamps of Life) stamp set. 
I added some pizazz with  2 silver embellies!
All of this was then adhered to white card base.

Thanks for stopping by!