Jul 012013

It’s been awhile!  The month of May and June were busy busy busy!!  We put our house up for sale and planned to relax for a couple of months waiting and hoping for that right buyer.  Much to our surprise, the house sold in 4 days!  We had to immediately find a place for all of our “stuff” and get it moved out.  But even so, moving had to wait a bit because May also produced the most exciting event of all… the birth of our first grandson!  So, of course, a trip to Arizona for 8 days of holding pure sweetness was in order.

Here is the card I made for little Lincoln.

Here is the TEMPLATE for this oh-so-cute design.

I finished the inside, too.

And now the star of the show.. Lincoln all brand new and beautiful.

Kate is so good to her new little brother.

Oh Happy Day!!
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Stamps: SU Teeny Tiny Wishes (Inside)

Papers: PTI Select White; Authentique “Loyal” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black (Inside); White Gel Pen

Accessories: Buttons; Nestabilities Classic Circle Dies

I thought this designer paper was a great match for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge.

So many of my favorite things come together on this card.. roses, pearls, embossing, fun punches and the oh so lovely pastels.

Sometimes you just have to indulge with all the frilly pretty stuff!

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
Papers: PTI Select White; Crate Paper “Little Bo Peep” Designer Paper
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: PTI Sweet Blush 1/2″ Satin Ribbon; Kaiser Pearls: Martha Stewart Royal Butterfly Punch and Heart Border Punch Punch; Sizzix Scallop Heart Doily Set “Lace Handkerchief” Embossing Folder

Apr 222013

This card is for one of my sisters whose birthday is coming up this week.

After the white card base was stamped, the black and red trimmed “frame” was adhered to it with dimensionals.  This gives some interesting depth to the design.

The card fits into the three challenges.  Check them out:


(Click on logo to link to that challenge.)

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU Summer Silhouettes and Stacks of Wishes

Papers: PTI Select White, True Black and Pure Poppy

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaMarker Watermark Pen

Accessories: Satin Ribbon; Hero Arts Embossing Powder; Nestabilities Long Classic Rectangles

Apr 172013

Had some crafty time today.  After checking out some of the current challenges out there in blog land, I made this card.

It fits into 6 challenges.  This may be a record for me!  lol

The Challenges:
(click on logo to link to that challenge)

There’s still time to play in all of these challenges.  So…

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms “Bicycles”

Papers: PTI Select White; SU Bashful Blue and Pumpkin Pie; My Mind’s Eye “Vanity Fair”

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”

Accessories: Ranger Stickles Gold and Christmas Red; Martha Stewart “Happy Birthday” Punch; Satin Ribbon

My card today was made for a couple of very fun challenges.

The challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is to make a card using flowers and chevrons.  Over at the Case Study Challenge Blog their challenge is to be inspired by this design:


Love these graceful and sweet flowers from CAS-ual Fridays “Truth Is” set.  They are colored with Copics.  A fine tipped brown marker was used to draw a line around the edge of the flower/sentiment panel.

We are finally moved and settled at our cabin.  That means I will be able to find some time to play in more challenges again!  Yeah!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Happy Crafting!

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Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps “Truth Is” and “Casual Elegance”

Papers: PTI Select White and Dark Chocolate; My Mind’s Eye “Nutmeg” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Brown Fine Tip Marker; Copics:

Accessories: Satin Ribbon

Mar 282013

Each month Splitcoaststampers hosts a Christmas Card Challenge in the Fan Club Forum.  I decided to play along for the month of March.  Hopefully this will get me going again with some creations for this year’s cards.

It is so nice to have a collection of Christmas cards all ready to go once the holiday season arrives.

Card 1:

Stickles was added to all of the flowers’ centers for some sparkle.

Card 2:

Here’s some faux stitching just for fun.

Card 3:

A little bit of the image was cut out to give that out-of-the-box look.

If you are a member of the Fan Club over at Splitcoaststampers, come join the fun and get those Christmas cards started!

Happy Crafting!
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Card 1:
Stamps: Penny Black “Winter Glow”; Rubber Soul “Merry Christmas”; SU “Sanded”
Papers: PTI Vintage Cream; SU Bravo Burgundy
Inks: SU Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant and Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon; Gold Stickles; Masking Tape

Card 2:
Stamps: Penny Black “Winter Glow”; Rubber Soul “Merry Christmas”; SU “Aida Cloth”
Papers: PTI Select White: SU Not Quite Navy
Inks: SU Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant and Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon; Gold Stickles; Masking Tape; Piercing Tool and Template

Card 3:
Stamps: Penny Black “Winter Glow”; Art Impressions “Merry Christmas”; SU “Aida Cloth”
Papers: PTI Vintage Cream; SU Bravo Burgundy; My Mind’s Eye “Oliver” Designer Paper
Inks: SU Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant and Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon; Gold Stickles; Masking Tape

 

 

Today’s card is for this week’s Play Date Cafe Color Challenge #172.  Gotta love these cute little guys!

The stamped image appears to have three different flower types, so I snuck in a little yellow which wasn’t one of the required colors.

It was colored with Copics.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU Bordering on Romance; PTI Birthday Basics

Papers: PTI Select White and Enchanted Evening; Bo Bunny “Serenade Collection” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:




Accessories: PTI Enchanged Evening 1/2″ Ribbon; Brad; Recollections Crocheted Flower; Rectangular Nestability; Paper Piercing Tool

Here’s a little Easter card that plays along in two challenges this week.

The two challenges are:
Freshly Made Sketch #76

and CASology Week 34: Bunny

Love this sweet image.  All the bunnies and eggs were colored with Copics.  Hope you’re having a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU Everybunny
Papers: PTI Select White and Ripe Avocado; Kaiser Kraft “Marigold”
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:




Accessories: Satin Ribbon; Brad

This card is for the CAS(E) this Sketch #17 challenge.  LOVED it!!

CAS designs always seem perfect for guy cards.   I need a bunch with three DBILs and a nephew all having birthdays soon.

The new Graphic 45 “French Country” DP is SO GORGEOUS!!  The tiny little image is colored with Copics.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU Collage Curios and Feeling Sentimental

Papers: PTI Vintage Cream and True Black; Graphic 45 “French Country”

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:

Accessories: EK Success 1″ Circle Punch and 1-3/8″ Circle Punch

 

Feb 262013

The last couple of months have been challenging around here!  We are getting our house ready to sell and are in the process of “decluttering”.  Part of that involves moving my crafts to a little teeny tiny cabin for a few months.  Since most of my crafting goodies will not fit in the small space I have there,  a lot of my supplies are boxed up for long term storage.  Some of the stuff is already at the cabin and some still remains here in my craft room.  But I loved this FTL Sketch so much and the other two CAS challenges looked like fun.  So I stole away for a bit and created this card.

The challenges are:

The Clean & Simple Stamping FTL229 sketch challenge.

Less is More Week 108 Challenge to do some paper piercing on your creation.

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC91 to add silver to your CAS project.

I have been so occupied with the house that I hadn’t checked the mailbox in almost two weeks.  I’m so glad I finally did.  Look what treasure was waiting there from my granddaughter, Kate!

It’s really a darling design with the heart slightly angled.  She even stamped on the inside.. a totally “pro” thing to do!

She’s already old enough to sign her name!?!  How is that possible?

Okay.. I’m back to the packing grind.  Those boxes won’t fill themselves!

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: Impression Obsession “Birds on Music”; Savvy Stamps “Birthday Wishes”

Papers: PTI Select White

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Lavender Lace and Almost Amethyst; Copic Multiliner Fine 0.1 Marker

Accessories: Silver Cord; Paper Piercer; Eclipse Masking Tape; Long Classic Rectangle Nestabilities Die

 

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