Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge #1

I am totally in love with this card. I made this card using Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge #1, and this was made before I received my Waltzing Mouse Stamps, so I used Papertrey Ink's Damasks Designs and Signature Greetings.

Alot of die cutting and border punching was used here. It was great fun to make!!!

Here are the products I used:
Card Dimensions: 5.25x5.25
Card Stock: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Damask Designs, Signature Greetings (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum (Stampin' Up)
Dies: Scalloped Circle, Classic Circle (Spellbinders), 3 Dot Scalloped Punch (Martha Stewart), Butterfly (Stampin' Up)
Extras : Lavender Perfect Pearls (Ranger)

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a look!!!!

Please make my day and leave me a comment!! Take care!!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Father's Day Ideas from Craft Critique

Good morning again!

Craft Critique is having a blog hop today featuring blogs that have great Father's Day idea's in them. You can take a look here at Craft Critique.

PSST....you can click on the link to my blog also!!!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge #2

Good afternoon friends!!!

I have found a new TRUE love!! I received my Waltzing Mouse Stamps from Ireland last Saturday. I am just today sitting down to play with them today. These stamps are amazing! The two sets I got coordinate with the Spellbinders Nest abilities dies. They are great. Waltzing Mouse can be expecting more orders from me!

First of all, you can join the Waltzing Mouse Stamps wonderful weekly sketch challenge

Play along and enter before Midnight MST on Thursday. Here are the products that I used today:

Card Measurement: 5.5 x 4.25
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White (Stampin' Up); Pink Shimmer (Island Paperie); Velveteen Paper (Doodlebug Designs)
Stamps: Very Vintage Labels #10, Fancy Phrases (Waltzing Mouse Stamps)
Ink: Basic Black Ink & Craft (Stampin' Up)
Ribbon: Basic Gray & Pretty In Pink Stain 5/8 ribbon (Stampin'Up) Crocheted Flowers (Stampin' Up); Lace (Joann's)
Dies : Labels 10 (Spellbinders)

Sorry in the delay of posting. I enjoyed last weekend off, so I had to work all last week and didn't get any card making done.
I'm back now though!! Please let me know how you like my card.
Have a SUPER day!!!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Hannah!

Happy Birthday to my wonderful Bonus Daughter Hannah!!! Today she is 14!!! I can't believe how time goes.

This card that I made for her, was also an entry in to two challenges. Moxie Fab Trigger Tuesday and Clean Simple Sketch Challenge. Both great challenges, but they ended about a week ago. Sorry, I didn't want Hannah to see her card before it's time.

Here is what I used to make the card:

Cardstock: Stampin' Up
Tissue Paper: Michaels
Embossing Folders: Sizzix
Ink: Stampin' Up
Ribbon: Stampin' Up
Dies: PTI
Hat Pins: CTMH
Rhinestones: Joann's

Thank you so much for stopping by!! Please let me know how I did on the challenges, I love to read your comments!

Have a good day!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge

Good morning Friends!!!

I couldn't wait to try out the inaugural Sketch Challenge at Waltzing Mouse Stamps!! I know that it will only be a few more days until my stamps come all the way from Ireland. Yes, Waltzing Mouse Stamps are from Ireland and they are LOVELY!!!!

I used a "inverted" technique featured on Claire's (designer & owner of Waltzing Mouse Stamps) Blog.

I played along with the sketch challenge but I used Close To My Heart stamps! I just received this little cutie set from my friend and neighbor Renette.

Please take some time to check out the challenge and hopefully you can find some time to play along!!!

Here is what I used to make the card:

Card Dimensions: 5.5 x 4.25
Cardstock: Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Joann's
Stamps: A Flitter (CTMH)
Ink: Gold Metallic (Encore), Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up)
Ribbon: Chocolate Chip Satic 5/8 in. (Stampin' Up)
Dies: Rectangles (Spellbinders)
Brad : Sera Sera Collection (K&Co.)
Extra's: Bright Gold Memory Mist (StewartSuperior)

Fun card, and the picture doesn't show the beautiful gold sheen from the Memory Mist.

Thank you for stopping by today. Please let me know how you like my card, and hopefully you will play along with sketch challenge!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Viva La Verve Week 2

Good morning!!!! Oh how I am in love with my new VERVE stamps!!! I have seen Verve Stamps in forums and examples in paper crafting magazines, but never new how wonderful they would be. You should check out their web site and order some for yourself!!! Great stuff!!

This card is for the Viva La Verve week two children room challenge. There is also a blinkie on the right side of the page for you to click on as well.

I had a hard time with the sketch this time, but I loved the colors.

Anyhooo...this is what I came up with !!

Card dimensions: 5.5 x 4.25
Cardstock: Rustic Cream (Papertrey Ink), Certainly Celery, Basic Gray (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: From my Stash (OLD)
Stamps: Notes of Prayer (Verve), Baroque Motifs (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Clear Detail Embossing Powder (Memory Lane), dies(Spellbinders), Ribbon (Stampin' Up), Liquid Pearls (Ranger)

Even though the sketch was a "challenge", I really like the end result!!!

Thanks for stopping by today and please let me know how you like the card.

I hope you have a great day!!!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Another Go To Sketch and Father's Day

I know the other day I told you that Father's Day cards were a success for me and I was done with them. Well, I thought it would be a good idea for me to post on Facebook to my family and friends that I would make Father's Day cards for them for reasonably inexpensive. I have gotten quite a few takers on my offer. Soooo....that is why all the new Father's Day posts.

This card is for MY Father, but will be given to him by his lovely WIFE, not lovely DAUGHTER. Confusing, since the card says "Wonderful Husband" (hehe).

I used a NEW stencil with this card and a NEW sketch from the GO TO Sketch magazine. This will be the 6th Sketch I have completed. You can see all the completed cards to the right of this post in the "Slide" album.

Below is the inside of the card. The large circle pulls out to have the sentiment revealed in there. The card, as you can see is a "pocket".

Here is what I used to make the card:
Cardstock: Copper Shimmer (Island Paperie); Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Wonderful Favorites(Stampin' Up); Messages for Mom(Stampin' Up); Happy Father's Day (Hero Arts)
Ink: Versamark
Embossing Paste: Metallic Copper (Dreamweaver)
Embossing Powder: Detail Copper (Memory Lane Scrapbooking)
Dies:Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Extras: Copper Memory Mist, Tim Holtz Tiny Stapler

I love how this card turned out and I think it is an awesome Father's Day card. For a Father or a Husband!

Love you DAD!!!

Please take the time to let me know what you think of my card!

Have a super DAY!!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

{Ippity} Hippity Hop!!!! Thanks for stopping in!!!

I felt so good making this card, knowing that a soldier will be sending it to his family. Even though the card was simple, it still packs a good punch with me. I really hope someone enjoys this!!!

This was a challenge on the SCS {Ippity} forum. We were asked to make a card and mail it to Unity, where they will be sending a giant package of card for Operation Write Home.

This is also a challenge for the Thursday(oops. Last Thursday) Hip Hop Sketch Challenge.

Great sketch and fun challenge.

Here is what I used on this card:
Cardstock: Kraft, Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: {Ippity} Stamp Co.
Ink: Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up)
Ribbon: Beachfront Ribbon Originals (Stampin' Up)
Punch: Scalloped 3 Dot Punch (Martha Stewart)
Flowers: Prima
Extras: Sticky Pearls (reflections), brads (Making Memories)

Thank you for stopping by!!! Please let me know how you like the card!!!

Enjoy the rest of your HOP!!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Cards for Friends!!!

Good morning!! Those of you that know me personally know that I NEVER get weekends off. I am so enjoying this weekend with my family, I can hardly stand it!!!

I am back at making Father's Day cards for my friends and co-workers. This one came about by mistake and it turned out so well, I have now made four of them.

Thank you to all that have requested this card to give to their loved ones this Father's Day.

Here is how I made it:

Cardstock: Kraft, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up)
Vellum: Close To My Heart
Ink: Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Elk (Sutter Stamps), Happy Father's Day (Hero Arts)
Embossing Folder: Hounds tooth (Cuttlebug)
Brads: Joann's Essentials

Thank you for stopping by today. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my card. I love reading your comments!!

I hope you have as good of a weekend as I am having!!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

A Fresh, Clean Fish Card

I know I had said some time ago that I was done with Father's Day cards, but it just didn't work out that way. I had posted on Facebook that I would make cards for my friends Fathers, Husbands, Sons, etc... and I came up with much inspiration!!!!

Here is another card that I made for a co-worker. It is very similar to another card that I posted a few weeks ago, I just left off the bold patterned paper.

Here is what I used:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Fly Fishing, Sanded, French Filigree, Wonderful Everything (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Jet Black (Stazon); Basic Black (Stampin' Up), Stream & Lettuce Adirondack Alcohol Inks (Ranger)
Brads: Bazzill Basic Paper

I so appreciate you stopping by to take a look. Please leave a comment and let me know how you like it. Your comments keep me inspired.

Have a great day!!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Unity **Friends With Flair** Blog HOP!!!!

Happy FRIDAY!!! Welcome to my post for Unity's Friends with Flair Blog Hop!!!!

Today I used the Jimmi's Thursday Hip Hop Sketch to complete my card. I got to use some product that I haven't used before. I used some stamps from the Unity KOM for May "A Little Happy" and a Spellbinders die that had never been cut with before.

Here is what I used:

Cardstock: Stampin' Up
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co.
Ink: Stampin' Up
Dies: Spellbinders
Ribbon: Stampin' Up
Embossing Folder: Provo Craft
Pen: Insigno

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Please leave me a comment and let me know how you like my card.

Click here to go back to the Unity Blog Hop! Have a super weekend!!!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

My first Sketch @ Card Patterns #66

Please tell me what you think of this card. It is a Father's Day card for a friend with special request. Her Father is an English teacher and he loves reading and books. Soooo, I found I was going to finally be able to use this stamp set from {Ippity}, Books A Flutter.

I was also inspired by a great sketch for Card Patterns. You should check these sketches out on a regular basis! Great stuff over there. They have challenges all the time!!!

Here is what I used:
Cardstock: Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up), Brown & Copper Shimmer Cardstock (Island Paperie)
Stamps: Books A Flutter ({Ippity} by Unity Stamp Co); Happy Father's Day (Hero Arts)
Ink: Versamark
Embossing Powder: Copper (Memory Lane)
Embossing Border Folder: Organic Flourish (Cuttlebug)
Metal Corner: (???)
Thank you for stopping by today!! I am really interested in seeing what you think of this Father's Day card.

Have a super Thursday!!!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

HANNAH Graduates from 8th GRADE!!!!

Good morning Blogging friends!!! We are really excited around my house. Hannah is graduating
from the 8th grade tomorrow! We couldn't be more excited
for her to enter into High School. Today I am featuring a card
That I made for her. It was really fun to do, because I got to use alot of KEWL tools!!

First off...not only was the inspiration Hannah, it was also this great sketch from Cardabilities. They make the most beautiful card and scrapbook page sketches. I recommend checking them out on a regular basis. Lots of good stuff there.

Today while dreaming up this beauty, I was dreaming of my Provo Craft Gypsy and my Cricut Expression. Fun, fun, fun.

Here is what I used:
Cardstock: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Congrats (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant (Stampin' Up); Irredescent Memory Mist (Stewert)
Dies: Scalloped Circles & Squares, Classic Circle & Squares (Spellbinders)
Ribbon: Elegant Eggplant (Stampin' Up)
Embossing Folders: Swiss Dots & Congrats (Provo Craft)

Thank you for taking a look!!! Please let me know what you think!!! I love your comments!!!

Have a good day!
Extra's : Gypsy Font Wanderings

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A Father's Day Card for a Friend...

I wanted to share real quick a Father's Day card that I made for a friends Father.
Thanks for stopping by!