Monday, March 30, 2009

Cuttlebug Meets Cupcake Challenge

Good Morning~ Thought I'd better hustle on over to Cuttlebug's Cupcake challenge this week before it's over. Where does the week go? Anyone out there have a clue? :^)

My cut out cupcake stamp is from See D's. I used my crimper for the cupcake paper and tied a sheer ribbon with satin edges around it. The plaid paper is the front of a note card snagged at Target's Dollar Bin. Used Cuttlebug's "With Love" border folders glued onto "American Crafts" card stock (which is blue on one side and polkadots on the other). Round corner and decrative corner punches by Ek Success. Trying to do something different with the frosting, I came up with covering it with Caramel Latte Tan "Fun Flock" and dotted with small crafty pearls (glued onto the flock). Last but not least, the cherry on top was saturated in red Stickles. Sounds yummy, huh?

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #2

If you don't already visit Dawn McVey's Blog daily, you just have to head on over there. Her color combinations are so sunny and bright. This is her 2nd color challenge ~ Bee-U-teeful colors, aren't they?

I need a card for my nephew Bobby's birthday in April and thought these colors were absolutely perfect ~~
My card: Daisy & Bee Stamps by SU from "Definitely Decorative Daisy" set, Ink is "Chocolate Brown" by Stampabilities, used "Copper", "Yellow", "Crystal" Stickles on the center of the daisy and the bee. Made a 'tag' with my Marvy punch, which I cut down to a mini-size tag. Moss green Paper is from DCWV Mat Stack, Brown is from Pressed Petals "Venetian" Mat Stack. Added Cuddlebug's "Happy Birthday" folder on the teal card stock. Crafters Square provided my "eyelash" fun yarn which seemed to finish it off.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

AMYRS62 - Friday Sketch

This is a great sketch from Amy over a Prairie Paper & Ink. She always comes up with some really pretty ones. I found this one easy so I joined in and made another Easter Card ~ Yipeeee, that makes two done now! :^}
My card supplies ~ "Bunny Border" stamp by All Night Media was stamped with "Chocolate Brown" Stampabilies Ink and colored in with Colorific pencils, I chalked in the grass and blue sky. The pretty Pansy flower panels are from "Art Impressions" scrapbook papers, lacey border and silk flowers are from my ACMoore stash. Used my "Swiss Dot" Cuttlebug on the orchid cardstock behind the bunnies. Thanks for stopping by ~ have a great Wednesday!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #1 & Caardvarks Challenge sketch


Happy Monday, Everyone! Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
Well, I made a card for two challenges this week (WOW, an efficient first for me :) I am usually scrambling at the last minute to get cards posted. An added plus is I actually needed this card to be in the mail today!
You should scoot over to see Dawn McVey's Blog she has posted her first color challenge ~ Whoo Hoo! I love her bright and cheery color combos and this one is yet another beautiful inspiration piece, from a Pottery Barn Teen catalog.

Caardvarks has a really great sketch this week too...I am sure I will use it again and again.

My Card: Butterfly (from Parked on Rubber) was stamped on vellum and embossed with 'Sparkle' embossing powder (PSX), then I applied Stickles 'Copper' glitter and pearls on the body. If you click on the pic, you can see the stamp image and sparkly power a little better. I cut out the butterfly, folded up one wing before gluing it on brown note paper, which has brown and raspberry flowers stamped on it. The printed paper 'mat' is all glittery--which you probably can't see well in my photo either, it's from 'Citrus Stack' which I picked up at Joann's last week. The raspberry sheer ribbon and silk flower are from Joann's also.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Something Green~Challenge

This is my card for Stamp Something's Green Challenge.
I didn't realized how much I love the color green until started making my 'April' birthday cards ~
It looks so bright and Springy matched up with every color combination.

The 'Lavender' stamp is from Rubber Stampede- colored with TomBow Dual Brush Markers, Cuttlebug folder is 'Floral Fantasy', green Offray satin edge ribbon and silk flower are from AC Moore, the button is off a dressy blouse I ruined in the wash ~ both a :) and :( story for another time!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Rendezvous Monday at Cuttlebug Challenge

This challenge is "just in time". I was in the process of cleaning off my desk and sorting, filing, packing and tossing (only the small unusables) everything so I could work on the space which was totally covered with creativity :o)

I needed to make a thank you card for friends of ours who came for a visit and brought a gift from the Harbor town in MA where they live and we visited last summer ~ The rubber stamp (Inkadinkado) was recently purchased in a Yard Sale and I had several "samples" stamped with different colored ink on scrap card stock to see what it looked like.This particular one is stamped with Stampabilities "Chocolate Brown" ink. The gift came wrapped in brown paper with aqua star fish on it which I tore off a piece and used as a 'mat' behind another aqua cardstock scrap. The sheer ribbon tied in a bow was wrapped around the gift box (I only used half on the card so I still have a little pretty ;) .

The Cuttlebug "Scrip" is from my stash which includes lots of pieces from a "Cuttlebug Party" a couple of friends had last year to swap and use each others folders instead of purchasing every single one ourselves. Ya think this qualifies for today's Challenge?

Friday, March 13, 2009

KWerner Color Inspiration #45

Just getting in on this fabulous Color Challenge at Kristine's ~ I love this combo, it is such a leap from my usual pastel colors and I must admit I was holding back the yellow, hot pink and red silk flowers from jumping onto this card. LOL
I originally had a different stamp in mind (more solid than outline flowers), but settled on this simple orchid in a pot from 'See D's 262 Clear Stamp Set'. This card is for an Anniversary coming up (hope Kathy's not checking out my BLOG today!) .
The greeting was printed on my computer and embossed Cuttlebug's 'Stylized Flower' on the front of the card, used my small EKSuccess corner rounder punch and the heart paperclip is from Michael's. Gingham ribbon is from American Crafts, purchased at Walmart.
Other than the white card stock, I was frantically routing through my supplies to find black ink (usually stamp with dark brown), gray papers were not in my stash either. I almost gave up on the gray, until my mail came today~ Kathy's gonna love this ~ there was an advertisement booklet with this perfect gray card stock that I recycled and use on my card :o)
Have a great weekendeveryone!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Watercolor Be Inspired #21

My entry for Cuttlebug Challenges-Watercolor Be Inspired #21 is this card which was created for a male friend's birthday.
I just love this stamp by artist D. Morgan from Stamps Happen, Inc.
The saying is: "Each new wave rearranges the patterns in the sand...So we may pretend our footsteps are the first."
I used a child's watercolor paints set (really need to win Martha's Opaque Markers ;o) to color the image. The burgundy cardstock frames the picture and used Cuttlebug folder "Devine Swirls"on aqua cardstock. The sea shell in the corner is tied on with natural twine.
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