Thursday, June 30, 2011

Monkey Card#62


Those creative girls over at A La Card Monkey have challenged us with a red, white & blue theme and sketch, so I thought I’d participate!  Here’s the sketch….

Monkey62 Red White Blue-001

and here’s my card.  I chose to say “so long” to Define Your Life, pairing it with Have A Seat and the jumbo wheel Friendly Words:




I added a trimmed heart from I {Heart} Hearts, did some distressing, embellishing and embossing, and added a sweet sentiment inside:


Thanks for visiting today!  And look at what we have here:




Whoa!  How did this happen?  She just started crawling!

Wee Details:

  • Stamps:  Define Your Life, Have A Seat, Tiny Tags, God’s Blessings, I {Heart} Hearts, Friendly Words wheel
  • Paper:  Naturals White, Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy, Night of Navy Patterns DP
  • Ink:  Night of Navy, Riding Hood Red, Sahara Sand
  • Acc:  Crochet Trim, Button & Thread, Square Lattice EF, 1” Circle Punch, Spritzer, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Daubers

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Color Throwdown 148 & CCCB63


I managed to carve out some time to play with my lovely Color Throwdown teammates!  Here’s Bar’s cool challenge:

swatch 148

I took the liberty of substituting SU’s new Calypso Coral for Cameo Coral because I was also using one of SU’s new hostess sets, Array of Sunshine:

CTD148 LeAnne

I have needed three sympathy cards in the past week!  I am not too sure about the empty white space on my panel; I feel like I need to fill it in, but it is in the mail, so it’s going to have to be okay.  I stamped the leafy image on my Garden Green panel before I embossed it with the Square Lattice embossing folder:


The Pacific Point Corduroy Button (still available on the Clearance Rack!) was embellished with some pearls, as was my floral image:


The layout is from this week’s City Crafter #63:


And I used a verse from Our Daily Bread Designs for the inside:


I hope you can play along with the other CTD designers…be sure to check out the blog and add your creation as well!  Here are their links if you’re in a hurry!:

Thanks for visiting today!

Wee Details:

  • Stamps:  Array of Sunshine, Occasional Quotes, Scripture Collection II, ODBD
  • Paper:  WW, Garden Green & Pacific Point Patterns DP, Garden Green, Calypso Coral
  • Ink:  Garden Green, Calypso Coral
  • Acc:  Square Lattice EF, Nestie, White Grosgrain, Pearls, Corduroy Button, Dimensionals, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch



Tuesday, June 28, 2011

ColourQ91 & Mojo197

CQC91 banner

Hey!  It’s Tuesday and that means ColourQ time!  Here’s Arielle’s sweet little inspiration for this week:

cqc91 I love it!  Nothing says summer like red, white & blue plaid!  I took a tiny liberty to use different shades of the challenge colors, but I think they’re close enough:


I used the circular sketch from Mojo Monday 197:


to make this birthday card for my cousin, whose birthday just happens to be on July 4!  Here’s the inside:


Instead of making my scallop card on the fold, I layered two scallops with a 2 7/8 x 2 1/2” card on the inside.  So that the card could be opened, I scored the top of the back scallop, which allows it to fold back when opening the card. 

I hope you can find some inspiration from these colors and create something for the ColourQ this week!  Check out the CQC blog for all the other designers’ creations as well!  Thanks for visiting today!



Good thing it was a retired catalog!

Wee Details:

  • Stamps:  Vintage Picnic Basket, Star Prints, PTI
  • Paper:  Night of Navy, WW, Brushed Silver, Riding Hood Red
  • Ink:  Memento Black, Night of Navy, Riding Hood Red
  • Acc:  Glimmer Brads, Star Punches, Nesties, Copics & SU markers, RHR Ribbon, CB Birthday EF, Square Lattice EF, Jelly Roll Pen

Monday, June 27, 2011

CAS125, LIM Sketch 2


Happy Monday!  After a very busy weekend, I am having trouble getting back into my stamping groove….so bear with me!  Today’s Christmas card uses the SCS CAS125 color challenge of Red, White and Black, and the sketch from Less is More:

LIM sketch 2


This card really doesn’t do much for me, but it is another one to add to my stash for December, so I guess that is a plus!  I think I should have added some glitter or something.  Anyway, here’s a little smile for you:


Hopefully when she’s able to REALLY use the vacuum, she’ll still be smiling!

Wee Details:

  • Stamps:  Tree Trimmings, Come to Bethlehem
  • Paper:  WW, Real Red Prints DP
  • Ink:  Real Red, Stazon
  • Acc:  1” Circle Punch, Baker’s twine, Dimensionals

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Paper Players 53


Happy Sunday!  I am glad to be back blogging and creating!  The Paper Players have a wonderful sketch for us today:

Challenge 53

and I must admit, I had a BLAST making this card!  I used the Color Throwdown colors for this week; here is the yummy inspiration photo from Design Seeds:


If you EVER need color inspiration, check out their blog….incredible!  Kristin chose the colors of Black, Sage Shadow, Cherry Cobbler and Blushing Bride, so I went through my DP stash and came up with this:


I knew there was a raspberry image in the Botanical Gazette DP, so I punched that as my main image. I also pieced the text paper it was on, and used it as my background paper.   The other DPs were lightly stamped with various images from Nature Walk and French Foliage, stitched and daubered:


I stamped the little bee on some vellum, shaded the back with More Mustard, then added some Jelly Roll sparkle:


The sentiment is from You’re A Gem, which is a gem of a set! I hope you will play along with the Paper Players using this great sketch, and be sure to hover on over to their blog to see the other designers’ creations!

Wee Details:

  • Stamps:  Nature Walk, French Foliage, You’re A Gem
  • Paper:  Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler & Blushing Bride Patterns DP; Botanical Gazette DP; Wintergreen DP (ret); Vellum Cardstock
  • Ink:  Stazon Black, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Sage Shadow, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard
  • Acc:  Crochet Trim, Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon, Circle Nesties, Sewing Machine, Eyelet Border Punch, Jelly Roll pen, Dimensionals, Daubers





Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Little Vaca

Hi everyone!
I am taking a little blogging vacation for a couple days, as we have lots going on this week!  I’ll be back on Sunday with the next Paper Players challenge—you won’t want to miss it!


I guarantee it will be more fun than Pumpkin is having here!  See you then!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

ColourQ 90 & Mojo 196


It’s Tuesday and that means it’s ColourQ time!  Here is the fun color challenge Arielle has given us today:


These colors could lend themselves to so many images---I hope you’ll take the challenge and put your spin on them.  I chose a little digital image from Arielle along with the Mojo Monday 196 sketch:


and here’s my card:


For some reason, I really struggled with this card—it just didn’t come together as easily as I would have liked!  I did some paper piecing with Poppy Parade Patterns DP on the little quilt as well as the pincushion from SU’s Sew Suite set; some embossing and a punched border and I printed the sentiment teeny tiny so I could use the sentiment flag from Laura!  I think it bothers me that the pins cause my Brilliant Blue panel to pucker…..but, as my boss used to say, “It is what it is!”


Thanks for visiting today!  Any questions, give me a shout!


Monday, June 20, 2011

CAS x 3


Today at SCS, the CAS challenge is to make tall, thin cards!  No problem! I managed to eke out three of them this morning while the baby was napping:


This is for a couple from our church who just had a baby!  Both the gingham and image are Cornish Heritage Farms.


Here’s a fun CAS card using the new Snow Much Fun set from SU!  Mr. Snowman is stamped on textured WW and colored with blender pens and reinkers. Isn’t that Lucky Limeade scarf cute?  He’s got a liberal sprinkling of snow in the form of Dazzling Diamonds as well:


And finally, a cute smaller thank you using some Technique Tuesdays and MFT stamps:


I wish my blues had matched a little better….this one was colored with Copics, not too much shading as it is one layer and I didn’t want it to bleed too much on the other side! 

We had a busy weekend; one event we attended was my niece’s graduation party.  Did I get any photos of my niece???? NOT ONE….where was my brain?  Did get a couple photos of family members and the baby, along with my SIL’s unbelievable backyard garden.  They live in Philadelphia, and we are country folk….so just driving to the city made me nervous!  Once we saw the flowers and trees in her backyard, we felt much more at home:





It was  a little overcast, so the vibrancy of the colors isn’t captured as well as it should have been---they were gorgeous!  And here is Miss Cassidy, sitting on Uncle Charlie’s lap, enjoying her pretzel:


Thanks for visiting today!