Tuesday, March 30, 2010

ColourQ and 2sketch4you challenges

Here is my card to the ColourQ Challenge #26 and the 2Sketch4you sketch challenge. I am so glad to be back stamping and creating once again. Been out of it for a couple of weeks...boy have I missed it. My card is very basic today....great dp.....some ribbon....some punches....and the great Tiny Tags stamp set from stamping up!!


















Mojo Monday #132 and the SCS color combo



My card today was created for 2 challenges...the Mojo Monday sketch and the SCS color combo with a twist challenge: the twist, use a smooched flower. I just love these flowers....they are so fun to make and they look great both on a card and on a memory album page. The color combo for this week was to use Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, and Gray. I stamped the Checkerboard background on my So Saffron section of the circle and added some ink to the flower as well....the flower center was created by stamping Bermuda Bay cardstock with Bermuda Bay ink in the tiny flower stamp from Stampin Up's Tiny Tags....I also created some tags with that stamp set using So Saffron on my tag stamp and Bermuda Bay on the accents that I added to the tags....I tied them on with Linen Thread....my gray square was embossed and layered over a So Saffron ribbon. Thanks for stopping by to have a look!! Let me know what you think......

Monday, March 29, 2010

Color Throwdown Challenge #85

This week the Color Throwdown team is saying good by to Cathy Indelicato and she was the one to give the color combo this week.......I was inspired not only by the colors but by the butterflies this week. I have really missed playing along.....due to things here at home and then the fact that I hurt my back last week. It feel good to be back creating!! Cathy, I will miss seeing you examples each week!!!
My card base is Very Vanilla...BajaBreeze DP for my bottom half...Garden Green for my trio of squares...butterflies were cut out using my Butterfly Embosslits embossing die...decorated with alittle Garden Green ink and blue rhinestones...layers on top of some BajaBreeze ribbon. The sketch for my card is from the CAS challenge. Thanks for stopping by and having a look. Head on over to the Color Throwdown Challenge and say good-bye to Cathy.....and play along!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Splash!!

What a fun sketch......This sketch was given as a design team call over at Let's Scrap. I really enjoyed working on it.
So, this weekend I had a Scrap Fest on Saturday and between hurting my back (carrying in supplies) and help other people this is the only page I got done!! I love how it turned out though. I am thinking of framing it and giving it to my mother in law. The two pictures on this page were taken at her house in Florida. The has the best luck with bird baths. The birdies just flock to it and splash and play. I have never had any luck with bird baths.
For this page I used Kraft 12 x 12 from Stampin Up, along with Always Artichoke, DP and Ruby Red cardstock. My circle of brads was made using Vanilla brads....the stems for my flower were cut on the CM wave cutter--added knotted ribbons for the leaves.....the Ruby Red circle was embossed using my CB and an embossing folder.....the smooshed flowers were punched from an old book--I trimmed two of them so they would be smaller.....my little birdie was created with the New Stampin Up 2 Step bird punch....the title letters were cut out with my Provo Craft letter and CB....I also did alot of sponging. Thanks for stopping by.....let me know what you think.

Friday, March 19, 2010

DP Baskets....F4A4 challenge

Today's challenge over at SCS was to use a colorful basket....either a 3D basket or a basket stamp. The cute little baskets in the example list really caught my eye and I just had to make some!! You are right your really don't want to stop at one!! Check out this youtube video if you want to give it a try:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkMmSy4TmR8

I used my Perfect Plum DP and colored in the flowers and leaves with my Barely Banana and Certainly Celery markers. I added a Certainly Celery ribbon and a silver flower charm with a punched out Barely Banana center. I think it is just too cute!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Here is my card for this week's color challenge from the Color Throwdown team. This week we were to us Taken with Teal, Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango, and Black. I had to substitute a couple of these because I have run out of them.....but I think I got it close. My butterflies were punched out using the Martha Stewart punch and the background of the circle was created with sponges using Baja Blue, Taken with Teal, and Dusty Durango. I needed a sympathy card and to me these colors worked great to create this type of card. The sketch for this card was Wednesday's sketch challenge over at SCS. Come join the fun and play along!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Soul Scrappers Sketch Challenge


Tiffany, one of my Soul Sisters over at Soul Scrapper, gave us this great sketch challenge. I need to make a page for my sons school album and tried to make this sketch work for that...took away the scallops, hearts, bows and flower. I replaced them with field marking, helmet and ball. I think the dp and colors made it a great masculine page. Kendall was the kicker for the JV team this year and got the nick-name, Little Boy Blue, because of his bright blue cleats. Thanks for stopping by to have a look. If you want to play along just come on over to Soul Scrapper and join the fun.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Today's Challenges: CC262, MTSC65

Today I rolled two challenges into one card.....the sketch challenge from Mercy's Blog and the Color Combo Challenge from SCS. I used my Janome Mini to stitch the background panels, my CB to emboss the white circle, my CB to cut out my circle, scalloped circle, and dragon fly. No stamping was done on my card today but I will probably add a stamped verse to the inside. Just depends on who I send it to and what I what to say at that time....for now it is blank. Check out these 2 fun challenges and play along!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

2sketch4you sketch challenge & Embellishment Fabric Color Challenge



Here is my card for the Embellish Magazine challenge and the 2Sketch4You sketch challenge. The Embellish Magazine challenge called for Red, Blue, Green, and Kraft.....plus we were to use fabric of some sort. I used Canvas Cuts from Stampin Up of my fabric element.....my colors are: Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red, Old Olive and Kraft. The challenge picture had an Asian flair to it so I followed that and used my Oriental Painting stamp set from StampinUP! The Canvas Cuts bracket and sentiment label were given some color using the Not Quite Navy marker and then I blended the color using my Aqua Painters. The background was embossed using a folder for the Asian Bundle from Cuttlebug. I love how this card turned out. The sketch was easy for me this time and I am sure I will put it to use again. Come on over and play along with both of these fun challenges!!

Mojo Monday Challenge.....


Here is my card for this week's Mojo Monday Sketch challenge. I used one this great silk daisy flower from Michaels for my circle element of the sketch.

I pulled the DP from my scrap folder....I know it is from Stampin Up but I am not sure which pack. The Happy Birthday sentiment and frame are from the Sale-A-Bration set, Vintage Labels. I did alot of sponging on the edges and then added the brads and ribbon as embellishment to complete the challenge.

This card is for my grandmother who just celebrated her 90th birthday. She lost her husband about a year ago and we were not sure she would make it to see her 90th but she is doing quite well...still living on her own and enjoying her trips to the senior center.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A special award from a Soul Scrapper Sister

This award was given to my by Shazza, a Soul Scrapper Sister! Thanks, girlfriend!! Now, I need to tell you 7 things about myself!! 1) I am the daughter of the Most High God....bought by His blood and living for Him the best that I can. 2) I am married to my best friend and we will be married for 21 years this July. 3) Stampin and Scrappin are my therapy!! I love creating card and memory album pages. 4) I have 2 great kids....Kendall who will be 16 in Oct. and Jordan who will be 14 in Apr. 5) I am a soccer mom.....been going to games since Kendall was 6 years old...Jordan started in the next year and we have been hard at it ever since. They are both playing JV soccer this year at the high school. 6) I lead an amazing group of ladies at my church...they are an inspiration to me and I feel so blessed to have each of them in my life!! 7) My hubby and I own and operate, Cabin Creekwood, a small resort business in the beautiful Blue Ride Mountains!! We have 9 cabins that we rent out nightly and weekly. We have so much fun working together!!

Thanks again, Shazza, for the award. To everyone else....I hope you have enjoyed learning alittle about me!! Happy Thursday to each of you!!!

Let's Scrap Challenge: challenge 40


This is my page for the Let's Scrap challeng #40. We were to pick an old sketch from the site and flip it. Plus we were to use 2 colors, 4 papers, and 6 embellishments. I use my two favorite colors--browns and blues (actually brown and pink together are my favorite but since this page was for my son I didn't think that would work....so I went with my second favorite) I used 4 different papers...this was a bit of a challenge for me!! And I got in my 6 embellishments: Chipboard numbers, ribbbon, copper brads, copper square label hardware, copper rectangle hardware, and the tag with hardware attachment. The sketch that I flipped was ls110.....I put the right pictures on the left and the left picture on the right and I moved the empty space from the bottom to the top. There you have my flipping!!
My page will be going in my son's birthday album. I have one for each of my kids that shows what we did on there birthdays. I use Stampin Up paper, CM sticker for the title: Happy Birthday, Stampin Up HodgePodge hardware for my embellishments, and chipboard for my numbers.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Spiltcoast Stampers CAS challenge

Here is my card for today's CAS challenge to use a new and different shape-abilities. I used what most consider scraps from cutting out the Top Note Die--the outside edge that remains. Layered it on my card and then used my Embosslits Sweetest Stem die to cut out leaves, and my 5-petal punch to punch out 2 flowers. I added on of Stampin Up new epoxy brads in the center to finish off the flower. My sentiment is from Stampin Up's Sale-A-Bration set Whimsical Words.

This card was made for my dear friends who lost their 17 year old son in an automobile accident this weekend. I hurt so deeply for them during this time of tragic loss. I have been amazed and the out pouring of love from friends and the community and the peace (the kind that "passes all understanding") that has been over them. Having two teenagers myself...this has made me more aware of my need to treasure every moment and love them deeply. When my son came home and I hugged him...one of those hugs that just goes on and one...he was like, "okay mom this is not at all wierd." I told him to just allow me....it is what I needed. Hug your loved ones today and treasure the moments!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Color Throwdown Challenge #82


Here is my card for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge...plus I included the SCS challenge to use the "game theme". I decided to use Creamy Carmel as my neutral color to match the Scrabble tiles. My leaves were created with the Embosslits die, the Trio flower punch was used for my flowers, and the Embosslits Butterfly die for the two butterflies....these three tools are all from Stampin Up. No stamping on this card....maybe I will come back with a stamped card for this color challenge as well....cause I really like it!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

ColourQ and SCS sketch



I have been nursing my sick little girl....she has bronchitis and has missed this whole week of school!! I am getting alittle worried....even after being on an antibiotic she is still running a fever. Praying that she gets better real soon!!

Anyway...on to my card!! I used the sketch from Spiltcoast Stampers and the color challenge from ColourQ. I love this combo and thought of paisleys as soon as I saw it. My sentiment is from Pocket Silhouettes from Stampin Up!

I ran my trio of squares through my CB with my Perfectly Paisley embossing folder....added Certainly Celery ribbon to the top and Night of Navy 1/4 inch ribbon to the bottom.....my panel was created with my Paisley die cuts....added my sentiment and some brads. Thanks for stopping by to have a look....let me know what you think!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch #128


Today's sketch challenge for the Mojo Monday sketck made me think of this Hot Air Balloon set from VERVE. I love hot air balloons and after getting the opportunity to ride in one over Albuquerque NM, I love them even more. I paper pieced my balloon using some retired DP from Stampin Up and finished off my card with some brads. I love it when an idea pops in your head right way for a sketch....makes it alot easier!!
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