Saturday, April 30, 2011

Good Luck

It's hard to believe that tomorrow is May 1st! Time to get crackin' on some graduation/good luck card for the end of the school year:)

The Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World was the inspiration for the patterns and colors of my trendy and funky...I love it!

I also encorporated the sketch challenge #330 and Free For All 62 from Splitcoaststampers into my card.

After doing some collage-style stamping with Fifth Avenue Floral on Whisper White, I stamped one of the flower images on Kiwi Kiss, cut it out, and mounted it upon the collage.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Sweet Celebrations
Paper: Crumb Cake, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White CS, variety DSP
Ink: Basic Gray, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze
Other: Daffodil Delight Pom Trim, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Glitter Brads, Jumbo Button, Linen Thread, Mat Pack & Paper Piercing Tool, pins (non-SU)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Happy Birthday, Noah!

Edited to add: My card was selected as "A Cut Above" for the Paper Players Sketch #44. Thanks, Jen and Paper Players!

Today is my son's 11th birthday! It's hard to believe 11 years ago today Greg and I were awaiting our first baby's arrival. At this very moment, I am reminiscing that special day, while Noah is getting fitted for his very own hunting bow with his dad...Happy birthday, buddy! We will celebrate as a family tomorrow evening with dinner and a movie...Buffalo Wild Wings and RIO!

I was inspired by the Paper Player's Sketch #44, the Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It Challenge 320, BOY, oh boy!...and....

the My Time Made Easy Color Challenge 06 using White, Blue, Coral & Navy.

I used a new set in the Occasions Mini called Plane & Simple...I love this masculine set...perfect for the boys in my life:) Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Plane & Simple
Paper: Peach Parfait, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Pinking Hearts, Cog & Designer Label punches, Cutter Kit, Jumbo Button, Linen Thread

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Just for You ~ CCMC116

Good morning! I had fun with this one...collage stamping with the gorgeous new set called Nature Walk in the Occasions Mini! Can you tell that I'm LOVING the new seam binding, too? Just moisten, scrunch tightly with your fingers, let dry, and make a bow...easy peasy!

I was inspired by Arielle's ColourQ Challenge #82 using Always Artichoke, Kiwi Kiss, Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze & Whisper White...

and Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #114.

Thanks for popping by! Happy Wednesday:)

Stamps: Nature Walk, Just Beautiful
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke, Whisper White CS, variety DSP
Ink: Always Artichoke, Pear Pizzazz, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze
Other: Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Vintage Brads, Linen Thread, Eyelet Border punch

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Poppies For You

This little card was made using a sweet image from a Sale-a-bration set called Punch Bunch. I inked up the scalloped poppy with Chocolate Chip and then again with Real Red, punched them with 1 3/8" Circle and Scallop Circle punches...and finally stacked them to create a dimensional effect.

I'm submitting this card to two fantastic challenges... the Color Cue 14 using turquoise, red, kraft & brown...

and the MOJO sketch 188 (square, of course:).

Thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods! Hope you're having a great week:)

Stamps: Punch Bunch
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White CS, variety DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Other: Real Red Satin, Designer Buttons, Rhinestones, Scallop Trim, Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle punches, Cutter Kit

Monday, April 25, 2011

Butterfly For You

Happy Monday! I used the My Time Made Easy Pretty Patterns #6 as the sketch layout of my card today.

I also encorporated the colors red, aqua & white from the CR84FN Color Challenge #25.

The Shabby Tea Room #59 featured a beautiful butterfly inspiration for the week and I was able to use the technique challenge at Splitcoaststampers, TLC322 called Stampin' in the Die.

Have a great week, friends!

Stamps: Flourish, Vintage Tags
Paper: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, variety DSP
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Black Stazon
Other: Rhinestone brad, Linen Thread, Designer Buttons, Butterfly & Scallop Edge punches, Whisper White Satin, oval nesties (Spellbinders)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

thinking of you

Happy Easter Sunday, folks!

This card was inspired by two challenges...the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge 90 and...

the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge #319 Concord Ivory Cakes:)

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the holiday with your family:)

Stamps: Nature Walk, Cute by the Inch
Paper: Crumb Cake, Concord Crush, Very Vanilla CS, Lap of Luxury & variety DSP
Ink: Crumb Cake & Concord Crush
Other: Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Big Designer Button, Linen Thread, Scallop Trim, Small Tag & Corner Rounder Punches, Circle nesties (Spellbinders)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

thank u

This "thank u" card was quite involved for someone as rusty as I am at stamping and creating! I even pulled out the sewing machine for this bright and cheery creation:)

My favorite part of this card is the darling little "thank u" tag... isn't it cute? The image is from the Cute by the Inch hostess set, which includes nine little square images (that are equally cute). After inking the image up in Real Red, I punched it out using the Small Tag punch.

The Mojo Monday Sketch 187 and the...

Play Date Cafe Challenge 78 were the inspiration for this project!

Thanks for stopping by the stage:) Have a great holiday weekend!

Stamps: Cute by the Inch (hostess)
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Bashful Blue (textured), Whisper White CS, variety DSP
Ink: Real Red
Other: Paper Daisies, Candy Cane BIG Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Bashful Blue Satin ribbon, Small Tag punch, Cutter Kit, pins (non-SU)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter!

Edited to add: This card was selected as the winner for the ColourQ Challenge 81... Thanks, Arielle and design team! I will wear my crown with pride:)

It's a dreary, rainy day what better day to get back in my office to create an Easter card! I used that darling new set from the Occasions Mini called Easter Blossoms. Isn't this silhouette image the sweetest? It reminds me of when I was a little girl all dressed up for Easter Sunday!

What do you think of these sweet little Vintage Flower Adornments? This was also my first attempt at the Scrunched Seam Binding bow... I definately need some more practice with scrunching and tying them:)

I combined some awesome challenges for my card today... Arielle's ColourQ Challenge #81...

The Shabby Tea Room #58 Inspiration Challenge using pastels and stripes and...

the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge 137. This card also fits the bill for the Splitcoaststampers WT319 using OVALS and the Crazy4Challenges 84 to create an Easter card.

Thanks for stopping in! Happy Easter!

Stamps: Easter Blossoms
Paper: Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White CS, variety DSP
Ink: Baja Breeze & Old Olive
Other: Vintage Flower Adornments, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Big Shot, Borders Die, Oval & Scallop Oval dies (Spellbinders)