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.


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!!
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