Monday, November 29, 2010

Mojo Monday Challenge 167

After a fun time away with family for the Thanksgiving holiday it is good to get back into the swing of things here at home....During this season on the year I find myself so very thankful for family, friends, and fun times....oh a yummy food of course!!

My card for today is based on the sketch for the Mojo Monday challenge. I enjoyed this sketch alot and can see myself using it over and over!!

The papers, the stamps, punches, and inks are all from Stampin Up!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Mojo Monday #162


It is Mojo Monday time once again!! Today I decided to make a Round card....I think I am sorta hooked on them!! This one is for a friend who just lost her mother....I really wanted it to have a sympathy sentiment on the front but I just couldn't find one that fit....so that had to go inside the card.

I used my new Distressing Essentials kit from Stampin Up!! Itis must have for vintage cards....it comes with: 1 flat stamp, 4 distressing ink spots, 1 sanding block, an emery board, and 3 precision files. I love the precisions files....they are awesome for distressing the edges!! I can't believe I waited so long to order it.....order yours today!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pun Fun.....a great stamp set

Below you will find two cards made with the Pun Fun stamp set.....this a a great set to have with so many fun images and sentiments. When putting this set together I did not attach the sentiments with the images....I cut them separately and added them to the edge of the wood mounting block so that I could interchange the images and sentiments.....makes the set so much more versatile.


Get you set today and begin letting you creative juices flow as you create cards for those young ones in your life. Pun Fun can be ordered here!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Mojo Monday 160 & Color Throwdown 114



I was laying in bed this moring thinking about how long it has been since I made a card.....wow!! My last post here was for a CTD challenge....#109....that was 15 challenges ago!! I need to make time for some card making!!! Now that my Maine album is finished I think I will do better. I am heading to CA for a week with my hubby (business mostly but we are planning a few fun things too) so once I get back from there...then I will get my mojo back on!!

For today's card I used the Mojo Monday sketch (even though it's Friday) and the Color Throwdown color combo (Poppy Parade, Choc. Chip, So Saffron, and Pear Pizzaz). I flipped the sketch for my card. Stamped my main image in Choc. Chip, sponged my background with So Saffron, Poppy Parade, and Pear Pizzaz, and layered it on some designer paper to match. Added some brads, chipboard, ribbon, and stitching to finish it off. The stamp set is called Just Believe....a must have set!!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

2sketch4you sketch challenge & Color Throwdown Challenge #109


Today I decided to combine the Color Throwdown Challenge with the 2sketch4you sketch challenge.....I know I know....it has taken me all week to get these challenges done!! I stamped this twice...once in Pear Pizzazz and once in Tempting Turquoise. I cut out the flowers from the Tempting Turquoise and glued them on to the Pear Pizzazz. I sponged the back ground with Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight and layers the main image on Pear Pizzazz. On the background piece I used Daffodil Delight ribbon and scrunched it as I layered it across the Melon Mambo DP. I made this card for my sister in law who has a birthday on the 19th. Happy Birthday, Anne!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Mojo Monday #155



To is Thursday.....where did the week go!!! This is my first chance to stamp this week. I think I had more time to stamp while homeschooling!! Now that the kids are in school it seems like I am running all the time!! While I was homeschooling I was here every day and while the kids worked independently I would stamp....now I find my days filling up and cramping my scrapping time!! If I don't get more time in I might have to start seeing a therapist....lol....cause you know I always say stamping is my therapy!! Any way here is my card for this week's Mojo Monday challenge.....and even though it took me till Thursday to get my mojo on....I do love how it turned out!! I am so not ready for winter but I just had to use my new VERVE stamps that I won!! Here is what I used to make this card: snowflake embossing folder, Stazon black ink, Stampin UP!'s Riding Hood Red cardstock and ink, black gingham ribbon, Stampin Up!'s tag punch, chuncky red glitter from Stampin Up!, and some wooden snowflakes given to my by my dear friend Teresa Kline.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Soul Scrappers Sketch Challenge

Soul Scrappers is hosting a sketch challenge right now.....here is my take on the challenge. I did the 1st page pretty much like the sketch but then I flipped it for the second page so that I could have a 2 page layout. These pictures are from our recent trip to Maine with our friends. Of course when you go to Maine you have to have some real....."lobstah"!!! If you haven't checked out the Soul Scrappers site.....Please do!! It is a great place to find inspiration, make new friends, and show off your work!!

Color Throwdown & Stamping 411 challenges



Today my card was designed using the Color Throwdown challenge and the Stampin 411 sketch challenge. I love the way this one turned out!! My So Saffron background was embossed using my Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder. I didn't have Choc. Chip mulberry paper so I made some by inking up a white piece....the edges that were still wet from tearing it and the edges got darker...really cool...even though I covered up most of it with my Kraft layer. My Kraft layer is stamped using a retired background stamp from Stampin Up called Script. The butterflies were created using my embosslit folder and Choc. Chip pearls...the tiny ones!! I threaded some So Saffron ribbon onto a hat pin and added some pearls to create the cross piece at the bottom.....I layered my on top of the main panel image instead of placing it behind....other than that I stuck pretty close to the sketch. Thanks for stopping by and having a look.....Come join the fun and play along with these challenges: Color Throwdown & Stamping 411

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

3 More Monogram cards for the Mojo Monday sketch

Yesterday I told you that I needed to make 4 monogram cards for birthdays that fall during this month......at the time I was not sure if I would use this same sketch or if I would do the others differently....I decided to use this same sketch.....amazing the different cards that you can create even if you are following the given sketch.


I love the individual look that each card following the same sketch.......check out yesterday's blog post to see the sketch. Even come on over to Mojo Monday and play along!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #154



I need 4 birthday cards this month for friends in my small group and decided to make each of them Monogram cards. This sketch from Julee over at the Mojo Monday sketch challenge worked perfect for the first one.....I still need to make a "L", "D", and "A" card.....not sure if I will use the sketch on all of them but I do really like how this one turned out. I used Dusty Durango and Kiwi Kiss...the crochet flower was orginally white and I colored it a bit with my Dusty Durango marker. Thanks for stopping by......come play along with the Mojo sketch challenge.

2sketch4you


Today I made my card using the sketch from over at 2sketch4you....this week's sketch was by Kazan. Simple and yet of so eye catching!! I love the way my card turned out. I used the same dp to paper piece the wheel barrow and I paper pieced the birdie as well (all though it does not show up very good in the photo) using one layer for his body and another for this tiny wing (cutting that out was a bear!!) Loving that Apricot Appeal teamed up with the Choc. Chip....they make a nice pair!! I also added alittle brad to the wheel....just a little something extra!! My flowers were colored in using Stampin Up markers. The stamp set that I used for this card is a retired set from Stampin Up.....called Love You Bunches. Thanks for stopping by and having a look!! Blessing to each one of you!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

3 challenges in one.....

I needed a birthday card for my sister-in-law......so this is what I did....used the color combo from the Color Throwdown Challenge, the sketch from Mercy's blog, and the technique challenge from Soul Scrappers.....normally I would make a scrapbooking page for Soul Scrappers but since I had very little time this weekend for scrapping I decide I would use it on this much needed card!! The technique challenge was to use....Faux Cloisonne' I love this technique and used it on the flowers. The color challenge was Rose Red (my ribbon and the dp
for my flowers) Pear Pizzazz ( other dp, leaves and stem, cardstock layer on main image panel) So Saffron (inked center on the PP dp, center of the flower brad, 3rd type of dp) Pretty in Pink (cardstock layer and embossed piece). And last but not least.....the sketch.....there you have my card!! Play along with all three by clicking on the images for each challenge!!







Thursday, August 26, 2010

My Daughter's Boyfriend

So my daughter's boyfriend (okay did I just say that out loud and put it in writing) is having surgery on his heart tomorrow (nothing major but scary all the same). His parents are one of our dearest and closest friends and we will be going with them to the hospital tomorrow.....my daughter thinks she should be able to skip school and be there as well!! Any way the challenge for today over at Spiltcoast Stampers was to use a photo for your card.....I knew right away what I wanted to do.....make his get well card out of this adorable photo I have of the two of them. So here you have my card for today's challenge.......I used the Friendly Words wheel (cut apart so that I can have all those cute little sentiments--see how here) to stamp on the photo--layered it on Night of Navy and then on an embossed piece of Basic Gray--added a silver heart tag charm and ribbon to finish it off. Maybe this will be one card he will not throw away....he can set it up in his room and have a picture of the two of them. Anyway I thought it turned out sweet. Say a prayer for him as you leave this blog site!! Thanks for stopping by....have a great day!!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

2sketch4you sketch challenge


Today I made a card using the 2sketch4you sketch for my card of the day. I used the new Designer Paper from Stampin Up and the new crocheted lace from Stampin Up. The leave dies were a gift to me from my husband for my birthday...they are from Magnolia. The flower stamp I won from VERVE....that was fun....I was the $75 winner during the Anniversary celebration. Thank for taking the time to stop by and look at my card....I hope to be loading some pages soon of our vacation trip to Maine!!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch and The Color Throwdown Challenge


Here is my card for this week's Mojo Monday sketch and Color Throwdown color combo. I loved them both!! The four squares that were called from in the sketch reminded me of a window so I ran with that idea....did some sponging with the blue and green and then finished it off with alittle Crumb Cake (what I used for Kraft on this card) Both stamps are from VERVE all the other products used here are from Stamping Up!! Let me know what you think about my card!!


Friday, August 20, 2010

Anni-VERVE-sary Party for VERVE

Here are my five cards for the VERVE release party....I usually play along with these great sketches and have them done way before they are due....not this time!!! I made all five of them today and just finished them a few minutes ago!! Okay....so I won't do that again!! Stamping for a deadline is not fun!! Oh well....I had fun and got them done just in the nick of time!! Thanks for stopping by to have a look. If you would like to see the sketches that were give you can find them here: http://vervestamps.com/images/Challenges/AVS2010SketchChallenges.pdf




Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Embellish Magazine's Color Challenge/2sketch4you's sketch



After a very busy summer and a full filled vacation trip to Maine....I am back into the swing of things!! The kids went back to school today and I spent some time unpacking and cleaning up...now it is time to do some stamping!! I decided to combine these two challenges and created this card.....Quirky-Cutesy with a color combo of Peach, Seafoam Green, Kraft, and Cream from Embellish Magazine and the sketch challenge from 2sketch4you.....throw all that together and you get this card!! I used my Bingo Embossing folder that my hubby gave me for my birthday (yes, he ordered it online....didn't he do good!!) and this cute little dog stamp set from Stampin Up! Can you guess what I used for my ribbon slide????

Monday, August 2, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch & Shabby Tea Room Inspiration



This is my card for this week's Mojo Monday's Sketch Challenge and the Shabby Tea Room's inspirations challenge. I enjoyed getting make a card today....such a busy summer has left me with little time to stamp!! I have missed it!! I am glad for the opportunity to play alittle today....not sure how much more I can plan until the kids go back to school. We leave for vacation on Friday.....heading to Acadia National Park in Maine.

My card was created with some 6 x 6 dp from the Stampin Up's Sale-A-Bration this year. I sponged all the edges with Crumb Cake (one of Stamin Up's new colors)....Cut out the houses and the tree top and attached them with dimensional....hand cut along the lines of the background paper (okay...I won't ever do that again!!!)...Stamped my sentiment (one of Verve's great stamps) in Soft Suede and layered it on a chipboard flower that I also sponged in Crumb Cake. There you have it!!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Embellish Magazine Color Challenge....featuring birds!!


Here is my card for this week's EmbellishMagazine's Color Challenge
featuring the use of birds. I decided to use this great paper from a Cosmo Cricket tablet that I just got.....love that the colors were perfect for this challenge and that the one sheet of dp had birds on it!! Everything I needed right there together!! I created a crocheted rose using the new Chantilly 1/2 Crochet Trim from Stammpin Up....added a brown brad for the center and tied a knot to create the leaves....I added some ultra mini brown pearls for the eyes on each of the birds and stamped a Get Well Greeting....also from Stampin Up!! Thanks for stopping by to have a look.....get in on the fun and head on over to Embellish Magazine and play along!!!!

Cosmo Cricket/Let's Scrap Sketch/Soul Scrappers To Do List Theme

I created this page for the August CosmoCricket Challenge over at Let's Scrap....use any Cosmo Cricket paper and the sketch of your choice.

This is also for the Theme challenge over
at Soul Scrappers....we were to create a page representing our To Do Lists....okay that is not something I am good at. My hubby on the other hand is and he is always starting them for me......I add to it through out the day completely cheating the system....because my list usually represent things I have already done!! I know I know.....I should learn to be a list maker...it would save time and I wouldn't forget so many things.

Any way my page is so true to form for me.....write it down after the fact!! But hey I thought it would make a good first page for my 2010 family album...kinda like an index for what is to come in the following pages....it worked for me!!! So here is a bit about it....used Cosmo Cricket Coordination paper for my back ground...used some more CC to on my 2010 chipboard pieces....stamped a calendar page for each month...circled the month it represented and then listed the things that we did in the given month....added some canvas letters for our name and a few little embellishment to finish it off!!
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