Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Doggy Birthday Wishes

Once again getting my card in at the last minute for a challenge.  This one is for the Mod Squad Challenge Blog.  Their challenge is for you to CASE someone.  Here is my card ...

Stamps: Ruff Day (Sweet n Sassy); Button Bear (SU); Fabulous Frame (GKD)
Paper: White, Regal Rose (SU); glitter paper (Michaels dollar bin)
Ink:  Black (Memento)
Accessories:  glitter pen (Wink of Stella); glassy accents (Ranger); pearls (SU); ribbon; Copics; square dies (Spellbinders)

Click here to see the card I CASEd by Korin of Sweet n Sassy Stamps.  This card is postal for my Grandpuppy who turns 2.  My daughter let me know that her pup is having a birthday this week.  At least now they will get some fun mail on Thursday.

Thanks for stopping by and as always ...

Have a great day!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Birthday Basket ...

This was for the Mod Squad Challenge but I missed the cutoff date ... oh well. It was to use teal and purple.  

Stamps:  Holiday Basket, Basket Additions 2, Pretty Patterns, Beyond Baskets (GKD)
Paper:  White, Black, Purple
Ink:  Memento Black, Taken w/Teal (SU); Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  pearls; Copics; clear embossing powder; brads; embossing folder; Scan N Cut 

I had so much fun making this card.  I used my Scan N Cut to cut out the basket and goodies and also the black mat behind the basket.  The handles on the basket are moveable.  I used the Pretty Patterns stamp set to create my background.

Thanks for stopping by and as always ...

Have a great day!


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

AL the elephant ...

Before I say anything, I am an Auburn fan but I have a sweet blogging friend who is an Alabama fan.  I made this card especially for her.  When I saw this sweet little guy, I immediately thought of Brenda and bought him.  He might not look exactly like AL the mascot but he sure is cute!

Stamps:  Emery (Verve); Made For You (SU)
Paper:  Black, Riding Hood Red, White (SU)
DP:  The Classics (Paper Studio)
Ink:  Memento Black; Versamark
Accessories:  Copics; polka dot embossing folder; white embossing powder; Scan N Cut

Thanks for stopping by and as always ...

Have a great day!


Sunday, January 11, 2015

MOJO Birthday

Two post in one day ... hmm.  I was not going to add this card to my blog since the picture is awful.  The card itself is cute in real life.  The pic is bad because it was taken quickly on the kitchen counter.  My husband wanted to take it to work to show his co-worker the results of the Scan N Cut.  The friend's wife is into crafts also.  My dear hubby forgot to bring the card home Friday. So, here it is ...

Stamps:  Small Packages (Verve)
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, White (SU)
DP:  Just Add Cake  (SU)
Ink:  Versafine onyx black; Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi (SU)
Accessories:  Baja Breeze ribbon (SU); clear embossing powder; Copics; Scan N Cut (Brother)

This will be added to the MOJO Monday blog which also closes in a few hours. I stamped the Happy Birthday panel to add more interest to this already busy card...lol.  

Here is the inspiration sketch ...


Thanks for stopping by and as always ...

Have a great day!


Call me ... maybe

Popping in with a quick post for Tuesday Morning Sketches.  This challenge closes in a few hours so I'm cutting it close.  

Stamps:  Simply Labels Hello Friend (Avery Elle)
Paper:  White, Cherry Cobbler (SU)
DP:  Bold Basics (Recollections)
Accessories:  pearls, Cherry Cobbler bakers twine, flower punch (SU); Scan N Cut (Brother); corner rounder (WRMK)

This will probably be going postal to my daughter since it is an overload of pink ... her fav color.  The stamp set is new and I'm just loving all the fun sentiments in it.  Also lovin' my new Scan N Cut.  The label was cut out with that and the small border behind it.

Thanks for stopping by and as always ...

Have a great day!


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hi Friend ...

I've put away the Christmas stamps and brought out some flowers.  

Stamps:  Lean On Me (Verve)
Paper:  Vanilla, Soft Suede (SU)
DP:  Everyday Enchantment (SU)
Accessories:  Baja Breeze ribbon (SU); Wink of Stella glitter pen (Zig)

The layout is from an old Mojo Monday sketch.  I've always liked this sketch and have used it before.  I got a Brother Scan N Cut for Christmas and put it to work on cutting out the flowers.  Love this machine so far!

Thanks for stopping by and as always ... 

Have a great day!


Friday, December 19, 2014

Happy New Year

In between wrapping presents I sat down at my craft table and created my New Year's card.  I stopped by Tuesday Morning Sketches for my inspiration.

Stamps:  Adult Beverages (Simon Says); Warm Woolen Mittens (GKD)
Paper:  White, Black, Cherry Cobbler (SU)
DP:  Black & White (Paper Studio)
Ink:  silver (Stampabilities); Versafine
Accessories:  oval & scallop dies (Spellbinders); clear embossing powder (Stampendous); glitter (GKD); pearls (SU); Copic

Here is the sketch from Tuesday Morning ...

I stamped and embossed the glasses, added a touch of color with a Copic marker, put down some glue and glitter to make them festive.  Silver ink was added to the edges of the scalloped oval and sprinkled with clear embossing powder to match the glasses.  Happy New Year was also embossed to match the rest of the card. 

Thanks for stopping by and as always ... have a great day!

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to all!


Friday, November 14, 2014

Thankful for you ...

Popping in with a card for Tuesday Morning Sketches.  This week you had to use pumpkin and leaves.  Got the pumpkin covered and hoping my one leaf on the pumpkin counts.  :0)

Stamps:  Fall Time Cocoa (Sweet 'n Sassy)
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, White (SU)
DP:  The Classics  (Paper Studio)
Ink:  Memento Black; Chocolate Chip (SU)
Accessories:  Copics; rhinestones (SU)

Here is the sketch ...

Now it is off to the craft room and start the Christmas cards.  What will I make ...

Thanks for stopping by and as always ... have a great day!


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Birthday Hoot ...

Popping in with another card.  This one is for MOJO Monday.  I flipped the middle panel to work better with Mr. Hooty.  Thought this card turned out cute until I colored the gray under his feet.  Wanted to make him looked grounded but messed it up.  Sometimes I just need to put those Copics down and be finished.  Oh well, it still was given away.

Stamps:  Birthday Hoot (GKD)
Paper:  White, Basic Black, Purple (SU)
DP:  Bright & Basics (Recollections)
Ink:  Memento Black; Mustard Seed (Holtz)
Accessories:  Copics; flowers (Prima); brads (Paper Studio); border punch (M. Stewart); glossy accents (Ranger); glitter pen (Sakura); clear embossing powder (Zing); corner rounder (WRMK)

Here is the sketch that got me started ...

Thanks for stopping by and as always ... have a great day!


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Thanksgiving Blessings ...

I decided to come back to my blog after a long absence this year thanks to my blogging friend Benzi.  She sent me a sweet email that made me rethink things.  Be sure to check out her blog here.  

To kick things off today, I'm posting a card for this week's challenge over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  The start to my Thanksgiving cards.

Stamps:  Autumn Lovin' Cocoa, Fall Time Cocoa (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Paper:  Basic Gray, White (SU)
DP:  Bright 'n Basic (Recollections)
Ink:  Memento Black; Basic Gray (SU)
Accessories:  scalloped & oval dies (Spellbinders); gems (Paper Studio); sponge dauber (SU); Copics

Here is my inspiration ...

Thanks for stopping by and as always ... have a great day!


Monday, July 28, 2014

Nothing like a blue flower ...

Posting a card that I made a few weeks ago.  Can't remember if it was for a challenge or just wanted to make some blue flowers.  

Stamps:  Vertical Greeting & Things, Fabulous Frame (GKD); Dot Flourishes (Inkadinkado)
Paper:  White, Black, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point (SU)
DP:  Daffodil Delight
Ink:  Memento Black; Rich Razzleberry (SU)
Accessories:  Copics; embroidery thread; glitter pen (Sakura); oval & scallop  die (Spellbinders)

Thanks for stopping by and as always ...

Have a great day,

Friday, July 25, 2014

Is it Big Bird ...

Phew, it has been a long time since I've blogged.  There has been a lot going on in our lives this summer and I had to step away for a while.  My husbands mother passed away in a house fire and it definitely took a toll on all of us in different ways.

On to better things ... a card!  I've actually stamped some over the last few months and may upload some of those later.  For today, I played along with Tuesday Morning Sketches ... one of my favs!

Stamps:  Vertical Greetings 2 (GKD)
Paper:  White (SU); Black, Yellow (Michaels)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine); Mustard Seed, Weathered Wood, Broken China, Tea Dye (T. Holtz)
Accessories:  clear embossing powder, paint brush (Hobby Lobby); Ironwork accents (Spellbinders); sponge (T. Holtz); glitter pen (Sakura); gems (SU); polka dot embossing folder (CuttleBug)

Here is the inspiration photo ...

This picture does not do the glitter any justice.  Kinda looks drabby here but in real life, it looks so much better. I haven't picked up the camera in so long that I don't know how to take a decent picture. Lol  The gems were colored with a yellow Copic marker.  The bird panel was watercolored with the distress inks.

Thanks for stopping by and as always ...

Have a great day,

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Happy Easter ...

A quick card today for Tuesday Morning Sketches.  Pulled out some new stamps for this challenge.

Stamps:  Benjamin Bunny (Sweet 'n Sassy)
Paper:  Pink Passion, Close to Cocoa (SU)
DP:  Bright and Basic (Recollections)
Ink:  Memento Black
Accessories:  Copics; labels one die (Spellbinders); pearls, pop dots (SU)

The inspiration sketch by Melissa ...

Thanks for stopping by and as always ...

Have a great day!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Basket of Fun ...

This project is for the second challenge over at StampTV for the April Guest Designer.  The challenge this week is anything but a flat card.  I made a birthday card that holds a candy bar.  

Picture number one ...

Stamps:  Beyond Baskets, Basket Additions 2, Pretty Patterns (GKD)
Paper:  Early Espresso, Regal Rose, White (SU)
Ink:  Memento Black; Versamark; Regal Rose (SU)
Accessories: Copics; pewter embossing powder, gems (SU); rectangle and scallop dies (Spellbinders)

Picture number two ... the inside ...

Picture number three ... 

The size of this card is 7 1/4 x 3 1/2.  I found the directions to make this on scor-pal.com.  The gems are colored with a Copic marker to match the brown cardstock. 

I've been away from stamping and blogging for a bit.  My son is home for spring break.  We actually had a gorgeous day so went and played some golf.  Heading back out to hit the links again tomorrow so really wanted to get this card completed and posted.

Thanks for stopping by and as always ...

Have a great day!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Hello ... Spring

It is that time again to have some fun with Gina K.'s challenges for the April guest design team.  Challenge number one ... use a technique from Gina's videos and make it feel like Spring.  Here is my take ...

Stamps:  Vertical Greetings & Things (GKD)
Paper:  Black, White
Ink:  Memento Black; Warm Lipstick, Broken China (T. Holtz)
Accessories:  Copics; wax paper; ribbon, pop dots (SU); swirl & textile embossing folder (CuttleBug)

I used Gina's video on using wax paper as your background.  For more details on how it works, check out the video here.  This was my first time to do this and I loved it.  Will definitely use it again.

Thanks for stopping by and as always ...

Have a great day!